Roberto Di Matteo

  • West Ham stun Chelsea 3-1 at home 01-12-2012 08:35 PM

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  • Chelsea should have named Redknapp, says Hudson 22-11-2012 07:50 PM

    European champions Chelsea would have been better served putting former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp in charge rather than Rafael Benitez, according to former Stamford Bridge great Alan Hudson. Spaniard Benitez, 52, was appointed as interim manager on Wednesday following the sacking of Roberto Di Matteo six months after the...
  • Mancini not afraid despite Champions League exit 22-11-2012 06:37 PM

    Manchester: If Manchester City's Abu Dhabi owners were as ruthless as Chelsea's Russian billionaire boss Roman Abramovich, then City coach Roberto Mancini would already be out a job following his side's elimination from the Champions League. Abramovich wasted no time on Wednesday sacking Italian Roberto Di Matteo three months after...
  • Rafa Benitez appointed as the new Chelsea manager 22-11-2012 01:27 AM

    London: Chelsea have hired Rafa Benitez as interim manager until the end of the season, only hours after firing Roberto Di Matteo following the club's dip in form in the Premier League and Champions League title defense. The 52-year-old Benitez becomes the ninth manager under Chelsea's Russian owner, Roman Abramovich,...
  • Guardiola won't decide on future until early 2013 21-11-2012 08:09 PM

    Former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola, linked in the media with the Chelsea job after the sacking of Roberto Di Matteo, will not make any decision on his future until early next year, his agent said on Wednesday. "I was with him 15 days ago and he told me that before...
  • Champions League: European giants fail to impress 05-11-2012 05:38 PM

    London: After one of the most unpredictable Champions League matchdays in years, some of Europe's big names have reputations to restore and ground to make up this week as the group stage approaches crunch time. While Manchester City already is in must-win territory, AC Milan, Juventus, Bayern Munich and Chelsea...
  • Chelsea manager backs Mikel after beating United 01-11-2012 10:56 AM

    London: Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo said he had no hesitation in starting John Obi Mikel in Wednesday's thrilling 5-4 League Cup last-16 victory over Manchester United at Stamford Bridge. Mikel had a strong match in the centre of Chelsea's midfield on Wednesday, before being withdrawn in the second half...
  • Fearful United travel to Chelsea for marquee clash 28-10-2012 08:30 AM

    London: After impressive away wins at Arsenal and Tottenham, Chelsea can knock over an even bigger English Premier League rival when Manchester United visits Stamford Bridge on Sunday in the highest-profile match of the season so far. The European champions have won seven of their eight league matches to power...
  • Ferguson's mind games don't always work: Di Matteo 27-10-2012 09:47 AM

    Chelsea coach Roberto di Matteo says he's prepared enter mind games with Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson to maintain the advantage ahead of top of the table clash between the two sides at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. Di Matteo revealed he would resort to fighting fire with fire if...
  • Di Matteo expects Torres to take United unawares 27-10-2012 08:47 AM

    Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo has backed striker Fernando Torres ahead of Sundays Premier League tie against Manchester United. Torres, who joined Chelsea in January 2011 from Liverpool for 50m Pounds, hasnt been fully up to the mark despite a marked improvement in his game in the last few months....
  • Chelsea's Lampard to miss Man United clash 26-10-2012 09:08 AM

    London: Chelsea vice-captain Frank Lampard will miss the crucial Premier League fixture against Manchester United on Sunday due to the recurrence of calf injury which forced the midfielder to limp out of the clubs 1-2 Champions League defeat to Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday. The 34-year-old lasted only 15 minutes of...
  • Di Matteo issues warning to Shakhtar after shock loss 24-10-2012 08:44 AM

    Donetsk: Chelsea's Roberto Di Matteo issued a warning to Shakhtar Donetsk after the Ukrainians handed the Italian his first Champions League defeat as a coach on Tuesday. "We are very strong at home and it will be a different game back in London," Di Matteo told reporters after the holders...