Midfielder John Mikel Obi, 25, has dismissed Chelsea’s current campaign in the Europa League as “Thursday nights, Channel 5” and said he hoped the club would be “prime time” again next season by ensuring qualification for the Champions League.
I found this story in the Guardian and the Daily Mail. My view on this is just preference to what they would rather play in as many players who have played in the Champions League don’t find the Europa League as Competetive, so this is just down to experience. Also if you look at fixtures wise being in the Champions League spaces out the games you have whereas Europa League you play Thursday then two days later you play on Sunday. I think a player should be allowed to voice their opinions on this type of matter just not to be rude or negative about other teams.
Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has agreed to go back to Chelsea this summer and has put Zenit St Petersburg striker Hulk, 26, at the top of his transfer shopping list.
Found this story in The Daily Star. My view is Mourinho will come back but I don’t think the Hulk claim is true we know Hulk would like to play in the Premiership but we do not have the space in his position for him to come unless he plays as the lone Striker but that means either Lukaku goes on loan again or we sell Torres or Ba. We will have to wait and see.
Swansea hope that the prospect of Europa League football might tempt Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku to join them on loan next season. The Belgium international, 19, has scored 13 Premier League goals during his loan spell at West Brom this season.
Found this story in The Daily Mirror. My view on this would be good as Lukaku wants to go out on Loan and prove himself on the European stage before coming back to Chelsea and I think this would be a good move for him as Swansea play passing football like us, there is a downside though the form of Michu will most likely depend on how much Lukaku plays for the Swans.
Rafael Benitez risked being subjected to more criticism from Chelsea fans last night by raising the prospect of returning to Liverpool by using his success at Chelsea.
This was found in The Times, Daily Mirror and the Daily Express. Why of why Rafa say that at this point when you had just slowly started to win over some of the fans and you have gone and said that you better not complain about fans booing you for this now, can not see him getting the job there as Rodgers is doing well and is building a young strong team for the future.
Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck says he is “open-minded” about the identity of the Blues’ next permanent manager – leaving the door open for former boss Jose Mourinho, 50.
I found this in the Daily Express, the Daily Star and the Sun. I think Buck knows who the next manager is but he is just playing the media and the fans by trying to win the fans back by saying he wouldn’t mind Mourinho coming back. He knows but he can’t say so gives out riddles.