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Chelsea Story: Defend or Perish (Reboot)

Started on 9 December 2015 by kingpin_blue
Latest Reply on 18 December 2015 by Murtagh
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2015-12-09 21:59#222828 Murtagh : Nice start for your story.
Wish you a lot of luck, and I bet you'll do much better then irl.

My bet goes to ... Ancelotti.

Thank you Murtagh. I really appreciate it. Yeah...could be Ancelotti. My bet is Guardiola. :) :)
2015-12-09 23:05#222839 Jack : Good read so far, some nice updates ;)

Thank You Jack. You will be getting some nicer updates. I promise.Your stories are one of the best i've read here. So thank you for noticing mine. Really appreciate it mate..:-) :')

BREAKING NEWS: Carlo Ancelotti named Chelsea Manager

In a huge breaking story today, Former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has been re-appointed as the new Chelsea manager - signing a one year contract with the North London giants.

Chelsea have confirmed that - despite rumours that they were in deep discussions with Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola -Carlo Ancelotti will replace Jose Mourinho as Chelsea manager.

Carlo Ancelotti is one of the best and most experienced coaches in the soccer business. He was currently unemployed and due to his deep affection towards Chelsea, Ancelotti accepted the job.

After his successful career as a player, Ancelotti decided to work as a soccer coach. His first job was at the Italian national team. There, he worked as an assistant coach for Arrigo Sacchi between 1992 and 1995 and could reach the final of the FIFA World Cup 1994 in the USA. In summer 1995, Ancelotti signed with Reggiana from the Italian Serie B. He succeeded in his first year as coach and led the team to their promotion to the Serie A.

After just one season at Reggiana, Ancelotti moved to AC Parma in the summer of 1996. Surprisingly, in his first season at Parma (1996-97), his club placed runner-up in Serie A. In February 1999, he replaced the retiring Marcello Lippi as coach of Juventus. Ancelotti could not win the required national and international titles and was replaced by Lippi in 2001.

He became the new coach of AC Milan. At this time, the club was in a serious crisis. Ancelotti led the Milanese to the semifinals of the UEFA Cup in 2001/02 and finished the season in fourth place.

In the 2002/03 season, Carlo Ancelotti could sign Andrea Pirlo and Rui Costa. They became Milan's most important players. In the 2002/03 Champions League season, the team played in the final against Juventus and was able to defeat them on penalties. In the 2003/04 season, the Brazilian midfielder Kaká signed a contract with AC Milan. With Kaká as a key player, Ancelotti led AC Milan to win the European Super Cup and league title in the following season.

By winning the UEFA Champions League in 2003, Ancelotti became one of a few people to win this title as player and coach. At the beginning of June 2007, Ancelotti extended his contract until 2010.
In 2007, Carlo Ancelotti won the UEFA Champions League for a second time, making him one of few coaches to ever accomplish this feat.

On June 1, 2009, Carlo Ancelotti became the new coach of Chelsea FC. In his first competitive game, he won the FA Community Shield against Manchester United on penalties.

On May 9, 2010, Ancelotti won the English championship a point ahead of Manchester United. In the season 2010/2011, Ancelotti's team was not as successful and he was fired.

For the year 2011-12, he took over the French team Paris Saint-Germain. The club had signed top players like Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva won the league title at the end of the season.

Nevertheless, he was asked to replace José Mourinho as coach of Real Madrid.

For the 2013/14 season, Ancelotti signed with the Spanish giants Real Madrid. He signed a three-year contract until June 2016. Ancelotti won the Champions League with Real Madrid ending their drought. But due to bad performances the next season, he was sacked.

This will be Ancelotti's second innings with Chelsea. He is already in the good books of Chelsea's fans and looking at this annoucement, Ancelotti might have patched things up with Chelsea Owner Roman Abramovich and looks to defend the premier League title with Chelsea.
Stay tuned......Ancelotti's first press conference will be here....

Ancelotti: Chelsea is the team that can defend their title

Carlo Ancelotti was unveiled in front of the press as the new Chelsea Head Coach this morning. Wise signed with Chelsea on a one-year contract. Ancelotti had his first interview with the media as the Blues' Head Coach.
Here are some of the talking points:

Q; Do you feel that your ambitions are matched by the Board?
Ancelotti: Yes, I do. We had good discussions and those discussions were very creative and lot of good ideas floated which promised huge things for this club.

Q; What is your expectations for this season?
Ancelotti: We are aiming for the same reason last year with further sucess in Europe. We are ambitious this season and hope to defend the title this year. We have the very quality side to challenge other teams, excellent training facilities and huge budget. Overall, I believe Chelsea is the team that can defend their titles better than any other premier league side.

Q: You stand here today unveiled as the new Chelsea Manager.This is your second coming. You are already considered a hug favorite amongst the Chelsea fans.How does it feel?
Ancelotti: It is a very special day for me. I am very happy to be here. It has changed a lot since the last time I was here. I know, I have big shoes to fill in but I know that the Board has put their trust in me and I will do everything to deliver success to this club.

Q: Last question, will there be changes in the staff and squad?
Ancelotti: I don't know truly. I think the staff here is excellent and so are the players. But I have not yet evaluated the squad and their demands. There might be some players leaving and some getting in but I am not totally sure. Thank you.

Embolo(R) from Basel and Stones(L) from Everton are appearing to be two major targets

Embolo: Chelsea sign Swiss striker from Basel for £8.5m

Chelsea Football Club are delighted to announce the signing of the first player under the Carlo Ancelotti: Breel Embolo on a five-year deal. The deal bringing the eighteen year-old Swiss striker to the club to be around £8,500,000.

Embolo started his career at Basel FC, making 34 appearances over 2 years before moving to The Blues.

Embolo’s arrival at Chelsea has been the source of great excitement, with supporter spokesperson Marc Taylor telling local media that the fans were keen for the youngster to develop into what they feel could be one of the best players at the club.
Damn happy. My first signing for the season and I was able to grab a swiss wonderkid. Next Stop - John Stones. Hell Yeah!!!!!!!!!
Nice signing mate, even if I think it is not really realist. Alex Texeira or Saido Berahino are transfers that can happen in real life.

Can you share your tactic(s) ? As a fan I'm going to take Chelsea and it can be good to compare our tactics.
2015-12-11 00:37#222903 Erdnaxela : Nice signing mate, even if I think it is not really realist. Alex Texeira or Saido Berahino are transfers that can happen in real life.

Can you share your tactic(s) ? As a fan I'm going to take Chelsea and it can be good to compare our tactics.

berahino not coming under 33m and honestly..i don't think he is that good for chelsea....btw..thanks for the appreciation. Yeah...i will show you my tactics..but it won't be that great. Its a simple one. I have only one right now. And I am tweeking it here and there..

My Current Tactics


Chelsea enjoyed a good pre-season. The Blues managed to get great results against clubs like Celtic and Fiorentina. Chelsea's new signing Pedro also managed to grab a pre-season debut goal in chelsea shirt. Chelsea lost their first game but it was soon behind them as they marched on with victories on Arouca and Arsenal(Terry Testimonial Match). The games were very satisfying which also showed that Ancelotti's tactics are very much adaptable if not sucessful.
Beijing 2 - 0 Chelsea
Celtic 1 - 2 Chelsea
Pedro (17)
Hazard (25)
Chelsea 2 - 1 Fiorentina
Zouma (78)
Costa (82)
Arouca 1 - 2 Chelsea
Hazard (13)
Willian (84)



Chelsea star had a wonderful start to his 2015/16 campaign in pre season. He scored 2 goals and 4 assists to give the Blues a wonderful start in the pre-season campaign. He looked more dangerous than last season. Hazard showed a huge amount of determination and dedication.


The team played brilliantly in pre-season. They showed a very strong side and played some amazing football. Eden Hazard stood above all. Chelsea's new signing Pedro also played much much better motivation. It was very satisfying to see Pedro grab his pre-season debut goal against Celtic. We start our Premier League campaign with a game against newly promoted Norwich, followed by fixtures against another newly promoted side Watford, Crystal Palace and close the month with a match against our title rival Manchester City, First three matches are the matches from which I'm hoping to get nine points. City will a tough fixture but if we get a good start, I think my team can beat City.
Author's Note: I left the testimonial match out of this story. It was not necessary.
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8 yearsEdited

AC Milan sign Mikel from Chelsea for £10m

AC Milan have signed the twenty eight year old Nigerian center midfielder John Obi Mikel from Chelsea for £10M on a 4-year deal.

Mikel was rumored to be surplus to Ancelotti's Chelsea and with the preference of Ruben Loftus-Cheek over Mikel, it was confirmed that the Nigerian was not in the plans of Chelsea Manager for the new season.
Author's Note: A full evaluation of the squad has been done by Dennis Wise. I will be posting the squad evaluation with the formations and tactcis.

Stay Tuned...
kingpin_blue's avatar Group kingpin_blue
8 yearsEdited


A complete evaluation of the team by the manager Carlo Ancelotti himself, before the start of the new season. This report, compiled by Ancelotti and his staff, will assist greatly for his side's upcoming league campaign.


Chelsea will play with this 4-2-3-1 formation as I believe this is the best suited formation of Chelsea's squad. The striker inconsistency was solved by Jose Mourinho in the name of Diego Costa. Now, my Assistant Manager Steve Holland has added further firepower by signing Falcao and we already have Remy. rotating these three players would do just fine. Costa remains my main striker.

Pedro impressed me a lot in the pre-seasons. I would be using him a lot for rotation in my winger positions (right/left). Though my main three attacking midfielders remain the same: Hazard, Oscar and Willian.

Chelsea have very strong central midfielders in the names of Fabregas, Matic and Ramires. I am thinking of pushing Ruben Loftus-Cheek towards the first team as I was very impressed with his skills and determination on the training grounds.

The back four remains the same: Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry and Azpilicueta. I have Zouma to help me rotate the squad. If i manage to sign John Stones or someone else, then only I will think of changing the roles and positions of the central defenders. Till then, this is my final evaluation.


John Terry
Age: 34
Squad Number: 26
Best Position: CB


Eden Hazard
Age: 23
Squad Number: 10
Best Postion: AML

Diego Costa
Age: 26
Squad Number: 19
Best Postion: ST


1. Thibaut Courtois
13. Asamir Begovic

2. Brainislav Ivanovic
24. Gary Cahill
26. John Terry
28. Cesar Azpilicueta
5. Kurt Zouma

7. Ramires
21. Namanja Matic
4. Cesc Fabregas
10. Eden Hazard
8. Oscar
17. Pedro
19. Willian

19. Diego Costa
9. Falcao
18. Loic Remy

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