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What does Rafael Benitez bring to Chelsea?

Nov 22, 2012

What does Rafael Benitez bring to Chelsea?

At Chelsea, it's never about numbers it's about how you handle the stars. Valencia and Liverpool are fine, but at Chelsea, Benitez may find that the stakes are just too high. #Chelsea #Liverpool #Roman Abramovich #English Premier League #KickingAround #Roberto Di Matteo #Rafael Bentez
Chelsea's Di Matteo dug his own grave against Juventus

Nov 21, 2012

Chelsea's Di Matteo dug his own grave against Juventus

When you are champions of Europe, you play to win. You don't play a defensive formation. That's not how champions take things in their hands and that is surely not the Di Matteo way. #Champions League #Chelsea #Roman Abramovich #KickingAround #Juventus #Roberto Di Matteo
Di Matteo's sacking shows Abramovich lacks footballing smarts

Nov 21, 2012

Di Matteo's sacking shows Abramovich lacks footballing smarts

If Abramovich knew what he was doing, then Chelsea might actually begin to resemble a football club and not a game of Russian roulette. #Chelsea #Roman Abramovich #KickingAround #Roberto Di Matteo
Di Matteo eighth Chelsea manager sacked since 2003

Nov 21, 2012

Di Matteo eighth Chelsea manager sacked since 2003

There was intense speculation over the future of the Italian manager after Chelsea's recent performances left them with just two wins in the last eight matches. #Champions League #Chelsea #KickingAround #Juventus #Roberto Di Matteo
Champions League Can Chelsea save Di Matteo?

Nov 20, 2012

Champions League Can Chelsea save Di Matteo?

If Chelsea fail to qualify from the group stage, they will become the first defending champions to do so. It is time for his players to respond to Roberto Di Matteo and save his head. #Champions League #Chelsea #KickingAround #Juventus #Roberto Di Matteo
Di Matteo signs two-year deal as Chelsea manager

Jun 13, 2012

Di Matteo signs two-year deal as Chelsea manager

Roberto Di Matteo gained his reward for steering Chelsea to Champions League and FA Cup glory last season when he was appointed manager on a permanent basis. #Chelsea #English Premier League #KickingAround #Roberto Di Matteo
Chelsea expected to confirm Di Matteo's appointment

Jun 11, 2012

Chelsea expected to confirm Di Matteo's appointment

It has emerged that the ex-Chelsea player's representatives spoke with club officials over the weekend and have been assured that owner Roman Abramovich will entrust his faith in him. #Champions League #Chelsea #English Premier League #KickingAround #Roberto Di Matteo
Di Matteo silent on future with Chelsea, players want him to stay

May 20, 2012

Di Matteo silent on future with Chelsea, players want him to stay

Chelsea players made it clear they wanted Roberto Di Matteo to be given the coach's job full-time after the Italian's whirlwind three months in charge ended with the Champions League trophy. #Champions League #Chelsea F.C. #KickingAround #Didier Drogba #John Terry #Roberto Di Matteo
Chelsea want to win Champions League for Di Matteo

May 19, 2012

Chelsea want to win Champions League for Di Matteo

There was little optimism among the players under Portuguese Villas-Boas but since the Italian was given the reins he has reinvigorated the dressing room and galvanised the squad into a fully-focused unit. #Champions League #Chelsea #football #KickingAround #Roberto Di Matteo
If you can beat Barca, you can beat anyone Di Matteo

May 11, 2012

If you can beat Barca, you can beat anyone Di Matteo

Di Matteo, who has turned the club's fortunes around since taking over from Andre Villas Boas, said his players were brimming with confidence ahead of the Champions League final. #Champions League #Barcelona #Chelsea #KickingAround #FC Bayern Munich #Roberto Di Matteo