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Gianfranco Zola: Back to Buisness

Started on 28 January 2014 by FM-LD
Latest Reply on 19 February 2014 by FM-LD
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Good luck! Nice team and manager choice.
@Jonaldinho Cheers for the comment, pal!
Great to see a chelsea story :) i think you should buy a lb as that is where we're short. obvious choice is to go for luke shaw but it'd be great if you can find a hidden gem :)
@patrick1Thanks. I agree, we do lack in LB's. And yes, we have made a bid for Shaw but you'll see how that goes soon!

2013/14 Pre-Season

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Ajax 0-3 Chelsea


Liaoning 0-3 Chelsea


Wuhan 0-3 Chelsea


Qingdao 1-3 Chelsea


Chelsea 4-1 Tottenham

Shaw deal falls through


Chelsea have revealed that following a busy deadline day trying to secure this player, talks with Shaw have failed to be completed. Chelsea agreed a contract with Shaw but Head Coach Gianfranco Zola wanted to change an agreement in the fee to send him back on loan to Southampton but when talks on the contract re begun, Shaw was less keen on joining.

Chelsea's Director of Football Michael Emenelo told BBC Sport: "Of course we are gutted to not get our man, we are short in left-back with Cole's advancing age and Bertrand not exactly leading premier league quality"

Head Coach Gianfranco Zola said: "We worked hard to get Luke and the fact that the deal was not is agreed is of course disappointing for us. The way I see it, we are going to have to try and go for him again in January and also look at some other options that we could buy but we have a few months to identify targets"

Chelsea are now heavily linked with the player and look likely to launch a 21m bid in January for him, however if things don't work out, it is believed that Chelsea are also looking at Everton's Leighton Baines and Barcelona's Jordi Alba.

August - Dodgy Start


Hull City 0-0 Chelsea



Chelsea 1-1 Crystal Palace



Chelsea 2-1 West Bromwich Albion



FC Bayern Munich 2-1 Chelsea



League Table



Player of the Month

YOu're good at beating Chinese teams with 3 goals hahah.
@Toon Yeah. Only just noticed that :P

September - Gaining some Momentum


Results



League Table



Player of the Month


Chelsea Football Club have today confirmed that midfielder duo Juan Mata of Spain and Oscar of Brazil have signed brand new five year contracts.

Mata, 25 joined Chelsea from Valencia in 2011 for 22.5m. He has signed a contract extension that will keep him at the club until June 2018.

Oscar, 22 arrived at Chelsea at the beginning of last season from Brazilian club Internacional for just over 20m. Just like Mata, his contract will keep him at the club untl 2018.

Chelsea's new Assistant Manager Diego Bortoluzzi has told BBC Sport: "Both I and Gianfranco [Zola] beleive that these two players are a key part of Chelsea's future and we intend to keep them here. Juan [Mata] has already been performing very well this season and he deserved a new contract with us"

Bortoluzzi then went on to talk about Oscar by telling us: "Oscar is a brilliant prospect and it is important to keep players like him at the club and hopefully this contract with warn suitors that are after him"

The duo have already been featured in the majority of the games for Chelsea this season and Bortoluzzi has said that the duo are not for sale this January.

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