” 1 How will Tottenham fare against Chelsea this weekend? Are Spurs good enough to beat table-topping Chelsea, or will the blues continue their impressive start to the season? Have your say on the topic by commenting below… This weekend Andre Villas-Boas faces his former employers as Tottenham Hotspur host Chelsea at White Hart Lane.
After being unceremoniously sacked at Stamford Bridge last season, AVB will be looking to get one-over on the Blues, but as history shows, former bosses have mixed success against Chelsea. Avram Grant at Portsmouth (Lost to Chelsea) When Avram Grant left Chelsea at the end of the 2007/08 season, he did so as having nearly become a cult hero after leading the Blues to within a penalty kick of their first Champions League success.
However, the runner-up specialist would end up second best once again, when he faced Chelsea 18 months later. Taking over from Paul Hart as Portsmouth boss, one of Grant’s earliest tests was against the league leaders, resulting in a 2-1 loss at Stamford Bridge. That defeat set the tone for Grant in his personal battle against Chelsea, with the Israeli ending up on the wrong side of results every time he faced them.
Chelsea beating Avram Grant’s Portsmouth in the FA Cup Final Glenn Hoddle at Southampton (Beat Chelsea) When Glenn Hoddle left Chelsea to take up the England managerial vacancy in the summer of 1996, he did so on good terms with both the club and the board.www.1xbet.footballresultstoday.org/ Upon his return to club management he took over at Southampton and was given an early test with the visit of his former side.
On that day Hoddle would end up on top, with Southampton dramatically winning 3-2 thanks to a late James Beattie winner. It would be the last time Hoddle would beat Chelsea in the league with any club. Claudio Ranieri at Juventus (Lost to Chelsea) Perhaps the unluckiest Chelsea manager in recent years, Claudio Ranieri was made to wait four years before he could face his former club.
After his Juventus side were drawn against Chelsea in the last-16 of the Champions League in the 2008/09 season, Ranieri would finally have his chance to exact revenge. Luck would evade the ‘tinkerman’ once again though, as Chelsea won 1-0 at Stamford Bridge, before grinding out a 2-2 in Turin to eliminate Juventus from the competition and ultimately put Ranieri to the sword once again.
Didier Drogba grabbing the only goal of the game as Chelsea defeated Ranieri’s Juventus 1-0 Ruud Gullit at Newcastle United (Drew) Ruud Gullit’s time at Chelsea ended in controversial circumstances, with the once-loved player-manager being fired before the League Cup semi-final second-leg against Arsenal. The Dutchman returned to Chelsea just months later though, this time as manager of Newcastle United.
While he was unable to produce the ‘sexy football’ he once brought to the Blues, Gullit held his own against his former side, drawing 1-1 at Stamford Bridge. Jose Mourinho at Internazionale (Beat Chelsea) When the ‘Special One’ was sacked from Chelsea in the autumn of 2007, questions were asked whether he would ever again scale the heights he reached with the Blues. Fast-forward two seasons and Mourinho would gain his vengeance as boss of Inter.
Chasing an unprecedented treble with the Italian giants, Mourinho swept aside his former employers when the two were drawn against each other in the last-16 of the Champions League. After winning the first-leg 2-1 at the San Siro, Mourinho and Inter ground-out a 1-0 victory at Stamford Bridge en route to their first European Cup for 45 years. Jose Mourihno getting his own back on Chelsea with a 2-1 win the Champions League last-16 How will Tottenham fare against Chelsea this weekend?
Are Spurs good enough to beat table-topping Chelsea, or will the Blues continue their impressive start to the season? Have your say on the topic by commenting below… ” ” Chelsea look poised to win the race to sign Borussia Dortmund youngster Christian Pulisic. The 20-year-old American forward has emerged as star for the German club and impressed in the USA’s 3-0 defeat to England at Wembley on Thursday night.
2 Pulisic suggested he would like to play in England before the USA’s friendly at Wembley Pulisic was linked with Liverpool in the summer but, according to the Daily Mail, Chelsea are now in pole position to tie up a deal. He is out of contract in 2020 and having rejected the offer of a new deal, Dortmund have accepted they have to sell.
The German giants would prefer to cash in at the end of the season but the Mail claims Chelsea will look to get a deal done in January due to the threat of a transfer ban from FIFA. There had been talk of a price in the region of ?70m previously, but that may have come down with the prospect of losing him for nothing in 2020.
Latest Transfer News gossip Man United news live: Dutch ace wanted as new right-back, West Ham star on radar gossip Liverpool news live: Salah ‘rejects ?150million exit’, Ajax set Ziyech price latest Man United target Dutch defender, Spurs to sell Rose and sign Sessegnon latest Arsenal transfer news live: Top target ‘not for sale’, Ziyech to cost just ?30m GOING NOWHERE Bournemouth send firm response to Arsenal over Ryan Fraser interest London bound?https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pepe_(footballer,_born_1983) Arsenal target Dennis Praet agent confirms interest in player STAYING PUT Gonzalo Higuain will see out his contract at Juventus, agent confirms HAMMER-TO-BE West Ham ‘have bid accepted’ for in-demand LaLiga striker Before the international friendly against the Three Lions, Pulisic suggested he would be open to playing in England. He said: “England, the Premier League, is where lots of kids dream of playing so there is no reason why one day I won’t play here.” “We are having a great year at Dortmund and I am enjoying every moment of that. “Then when the time comes for me to talk in the breaks about my future, that’s when those things will happen.” Although Pulisic is one of the Bundesliga’s rising stars, he is struggling for first-team football at the Westfalenstadion because of the stunning form of Jadon Sancho – who has been named the league’s Player of the Month for October. 2 Pulisic in action against Dortmund team-mate Jadon Sancho “