Mata to stay!!!
The news will come as a welcome relief, well, only if you believed the rumours in the first place but Juan Mata looks set to stay at Chelsea at least for another season after politiely telling AS that he’s happy at Chelsea and has no current intention on moving back to his homeland or previous club, Real Madrid.
I’ve had two very good years in London, so all I think about now is to continue enjoying that league and I love that city
Mata’s fondness of London is obvious for all to see as is his love for Chelsea and reports that he might have been sent packing following Jose Mourinho’s arrival appear to be the best efforts of the Spanish media trying their best to cause a stir in Mourinho’s opening months in charge at Chelsea, which isn’t all to surprising after he publicly voiced his displeasure about reporters in Spain nearing the end of his tenure at Real Madrid.
Mata also mentions that Mourinho has assured him he is a very important player at the club, Mourinho seems smart enough to recognise the player who has been voted player of the year at the club two seasons running is worth keeping.
NumberGate rocks Twitter but what does it all mean?
The not so secret signing of Andre Schurrle was announced yesterday, coupled with the announcement that it is part of a 5 year deal, however the biggest news wasn’t his long term commitment to the club but his choice of squad number. The #14 that he has chosen was owned by Kevin De Bruyne, who still is a Chelsea player, this revelation seemed to spark a bit of controversy as it must have a deeper meaning… Presumably it is enough evidence to suggest that De Bruyne is on his way out soon? Or more realistically that he had no real attachment to the number given his appearances in it were made in friendlies.
One side story that developed from Schurrle’s signing was that Michael Ballack is truly a man loved at this club and will be for eternity. The former Blues midfielder put in a good word about the staff and the fans to get compatriot Schurrle to sign. Let it not be forgotten that Michael Ballack also wore blue socks upon his return to Stamford Bridge with Leverkusen underneath his team’s own colours.
We love you Michael.
Ramires shows his unforgiving side
The Brazillian may have been snubbed by national coach and former Chelsea manager, Scolari for the Confederations Cup but Ramires found himself partaking in a friendly match against an unusual set of opponents. The charity match between Joinville and a team of priests was graced by the non-stop engine of Ramires in which he played 30minutes for the winning Joinville side. Ramires showed his unforgiving side by helping his side to a 15-5 win. God it would appear is on the Brazillian’s side and could bode well for Chelsea’s season if it is assisted by divine intervention.