Roberto Di Matteo

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Sep 21st, 2012
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Victor Moses’s arrival at Chelsea from Wigan Athletic marks a significant staging post in his quest to reach the game’s summit. o Moses, the images have a dream-like quality. The Nigerian winger had prayed since the beginning of July for the completion of his transfer from Wigan Athletic ...
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Aug 24th, 2012
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Chelsea will host Newcastle on Saturday in what is shaping up to be one of the matches of the round. Chelsea will be looking to continue their solid early season form which has seen them defeat Wigan and Reading, while Newcastle will be hoping to build on their promising win over Tottenham in their o...
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Aug 24th, 2012
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Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo has confirmed that the European champions are close to signing Nigeria forward Victor Moses from Wigan. Di Matteo’s team had an improved offer, reported to be worth £9 million ($14 million), accepted for Moses on Thursday after failing with four previous bids f...
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Aug 24th, 2012
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Liverpool could be set to reignite their interest in Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge, but the Reds’ lack of transfer funds could prove to be a major obstacle. Sturridge began last season in fine form under former boss Andre Villas-Boas, but the England forward found game time limited following...
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Aug 23rd, 2012
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Last season’s Premier League champions Manchester City have identified Chelsea centre-back David Luiz as their latest transfer target and have bid £30million for the 25-year-old according to reports in England. With Micah Richard injured for up to ten weeks, Manchester City want to add to their defen...
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Aug 23rd, 2012
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Chelsea enjoyed a huge let-off on Wednesday night as Fernando Torres’ highly-controversial goal helped send them top of the Premier League and denied Reading a famous result at Stamford Bridge. Torres appeared a yard in front of play when he completed his side’s comeback from 2-1 down in an early-sea...
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Aug 13th, 2012
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Roberto Di Matteo feels Manchester City are favourites to win the Premier League title this season as Chelsea try to close a big gap to the champions. City edged out local rivals Manchester United on goal difference last term and started the new campaign by beating Chelsea 3-2 in the Community Shield...
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Aug 12th, 2012
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Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has been warned he cannot relax after the departure of Didier Drogba. Di Matteo made it clear ahead of Sunday’s Community Shield clash with Manchester City that he is still in the market for front men. The manager said of Torres: “He’s looking confide...
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Aug 11th, 2012
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Roberto Di Matteo has vowed there would be no Chelsea revolution this season as he questioned the wisdom of trying to play like Barcelona. Andre Villas-Boas had been tasked by billionaire owner Roman Abramovich with transforming the way Chelsea played, the Russian said to have long held a dream of se...
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Aug 10th, 2012
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Roberto Di Matteo has insisted that Chelsea are more determined than ever to enjoy a successful season and he is hoping to kick things off with victory in Sunday’s Community Shield. The Blues finally ended their agonising wait for UEFA Champions League glory in May, winning the trophy that had ...