Monday, September 24, 2012

Martin Kelly: Liverpool defender out injured until the new year

Martin Kelly: Liverpool defender out injured until the new year

Liverpool's Martin Kelly has said he will be out of action until next year after sustaining a knee injury during the 2-1 defeat by Manchester United.

The 22-year-old England defender underwent a scan on Monday morning.

He told his Twitter followers: "It's not the worst injury I've had and I'll be fighting for my place next year when I'm back fitter and stronger."

Kelly's injury adds to Liverpool's injury worries as Daniel Agger suffered a suspected medial ligament injury.

The Denmark international was carried off on a stretcher during the second half of the loss to Manchester United which left Liverpool in the relegation zone and without a league victory this season.

"Agger's doesn't look good, the medics were saying it might be a medial ligament. We'll see," said manager Brendan Rodgers after his team's third defeat of the season.

Forward Fabio Borini is another injury concern after the £11m summer signing was replaced at half-time because of a bruised foot and a swollen ankle.

Liverpool have yet to confirm the extent of the injury to Kelly, a player who has featured at full-back in four of their five Premier League games so far this season.

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The Rayo Vallecano-Real Madrid match will be played today at 19:45

The match between Rayo Vallecano and Real Madrid, corresponding to the fifth Liga match-day, will be played today at 19:45, according to a statement from the Professional Footbal League. The Whites' second derby of the season should have been played yesterday in the Vallecas stadium but it was postponed due to an electrical fault that resulted in there being insufficient light to continue with the match.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Messi: "We’ve got a spectacular squad"

Messi admitted that there was a long way to go in the season but highlighted the team’s great start: "It’s good not drop points at the beginning, something that always happened in the last few years”.

But above all, Leo Messi was determined to squash right from the start any debate on a possible rift between him and Villa, following on from an exchange of words the players had during the Granada game. In an interview for Barça TV’s ‘El Marcador' programme, he explained: “People shouldn’t look for a problem where there isn’t one. We’ve got a spectacular squad. These things are part of football, with the tension of wanting to score to make everything easier and win. It happens in training and in matches as well. I haven’t got any problems with ‘El Guaje, quite the opposite”. In fact, Messi went on to stress: “These things show the character of the team to want to win and keep on playing well. We get ‘heated’ because we want the best and the tension makes you react like that”.

"It’s good to start this way"

Messi also singled out a great start to the season which has seen the team win five league games out of five and take a firm hold on the top of the table. “We have to carry on this way but keep in mind that there’s a long way to go. But it’s good to start this way and not drop points at the beginning, something that always happened in the last few years”.

However, Messi admits that the team can still improve and proof that they’re not firing on all cylinders just yet was the performance against Granada: “Perhaps we were a bit asleep in the first half but in the second half we found more space and created more chances. It difficult to play against teams that close down at the back. We had more difficulty in the first half because we needn’t to play faster. If we win without being at 100% perhaps later it’ll be easier. It’s a long (season) but we have to keep up this dynamic”

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Having won both the FA Cup and Champions League last season, the Blues begin our quest to lift the Capital One Cup when we welcome Wolverhampton Wanderers to Stamford Bridge on Tuesday 25 September.

We last tasted success in the competition back in 2007 when we beat Arsenal at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium in what proved to be a highly controversial final, Didier Drogba's extra-time header proving decisive, while the 2005 tournament saw Jose Mourinho secure his first trophy as Chelsea manager courtesy of a 3-2 win over Liverpool.

Having been relegated from the Premier League last season, Wolves, now under the stewardship of former FC Copenhagen manager Stale Solbakken, have struggled in the opening weeks of the new campaign, and will be eager for a good cup run.

Tickets for the game are now on general sale [maximum four per person], priced at a reduced rate of £25 for adults and £12 for juniors and seniors.

Tickets are available online, over the telephone on 0871 984 1905 or from the Stamford Bridge box office.

Arbeloa: Nobody doubts Cristiano Ronaldo's commitment to Real Madrid

The Portugal international recently revealed that he is unhappy with life at the Liga champions, but Arbeloa believes that his comments will not change the fans' affection for the attacker.

"Nobody is going to doubt his dedication and commitment to Real Madrid. I think that the fans are very grateful to Cristiano for his hard work and for his goals," the wing-back was quoted as saying by ABC.

"Cristiano must know that Real Madrid's fans support him. He can't doubt that because it's been shown to him day after day. He's not by himself out there."

The full-back then went on to praise Jose Mourinho for instilling a winning mentality on the Madrid team.

"Mourinho's a winner," he explained.

"That's what has enabled him to achieve so much in so many countries with different clubs. That's his main quality. And he knows how to bring that across very well. He's made winners out of all of us. He's got an exceptional winning mentality, which is out of the ordinary.

"He's a coach who, tactically, works a lot with us. He always makes the right decisions, with substitutions, and with anything that has to be changed during a match when things aren't going well."

Mourinho has won La Liga, Copa del Rey and Spanish Supercopa with Madrid since his arrival at the club in 2010.

Robin van Persie injured in Netherlands World Cup qualifier

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie was taken off during the Netherlands' 4-1 World Cup qualifying win in Hungary with a thigh injury.

Manager Louis van Gaal moved to play down fears by claiming the substitution had been a "precautionary measure".
Van Persie on target
Robin van Persie has scored four goals from just six shots on target in the Premier League this season
Van Persie has now scored 52 goals in his last 58 Premier League appearances
Source: Opta

"It does not seem to be too serious, but we did not want to take any risks," Van Gaal told Dutch broadbaster SBS6.

Van Persie, 29, has scored four goals in three matches since joining United from Arsenal in a £24m deal last month.

Van Persie also scored in the Netherlands' 2-0 World Cup qualifying victory against Turkey on Friday.

Shinji Kagawa is another injury worry for United having missed Japan's World Cup qualifying victory over Iraq with a back injury.

"I felt a twinge in the back during practice when I was on the ball. I had some treatment but didn't want to risk causing the team trouble by playing," Kagawa told the Kyodo news agency.

"Obviously it's a shame I wasn't able to play. It's not that serious and I don't think it will keep me out for long."

United play Wigan Athletic at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Saturday.