Chelsea have strength in depth

Two wins in a matter of three days against two of the biggest club in English football is a sure sign that Chelsea have the strength in depth in their squad to compete for all the major honors this season, according to the club’s assistant boss Steve Holland.

The West London club beat Arsenal 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday to move into the last eight of the Capital One Cup, barely 48 hours after their stunning 2-1 win against fellow title challengers Manchester City in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge.

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Chelsea has been defeated by Manchester City in a Premier League match played at Etihad Stadium on Sunday. City won the match by 2-0. This was a dominant performance by the Citizens. This was their 16th win in the league. But, they are still 12 points behind the Red Devils who are at the first position in the points table.

After City’s defeat in the match against Southampton, the manager of Manchester City Roberto Mancini had publicly criticized his players and had said that he was disappointed with the body language of the players in the match.

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Swansea City has defeated Chelsea in a Capital One Cup match played at Stamford Bridge on Thursday. Swansea won the match by 2-0. The Blues were expected to dominate on their home ground, but, they failed in carrying on the form that they had shown in their previous clash against Southampton and were comprehensively beaten by a confident Swansea City team.

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The defender of Chelsea, David Luiz, has said that he wants to become the captain of the Chelsea team. Luiz gave this statement while talking to the reporters ahead of the club world cup semi final match against Monterrey which is going to be played at the Nissan Stadium, Yokohama.

The regular captain of Chelsea, John Terry, is out of the team at the moment because of the knee injury that he had discovered in the Premier League match against Liverpool a few weeks back. In his absence, the goalkeeper Petr Cech has been captaining the team in the last few matches.

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Chelsea has defeated Arsenal in a Premier League match played at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday. Chelsea won the match by 2-1. This was a high profile-encounter and not even a single seat in the stadium was empty. More than 60,000 people were out there to watch these two fantastic teams taking on each other. Neither of the two teams had suffered a defeat before this match.

Chelsea kept their no. 1 position in the points table with another victory. On the other hand, Arsenal has moved down to no. 7 in the points table with 9 points in six matches.

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Lampard wants to finish career at Blues

As speculation continues to rumble on about his future, Frank Lampard has reiterated his desire to stay loyal to the Blues. Speaking to the press, the England international has claimed that his future lies completely in the hands of the club, although has stated that he would prefer to end his career at Stamford Bridge.

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Chelsea’s Portuguese right back Paulo Ferreira could be set to leave Stamford Bridge in the summer after it was revealed that Newcastle United could turn their attention towards the Portuguese should they fail in their attempts to bring French defender Debuchy to the club.

Newcastle United have been holding talks with the French left back after his elimination from the Euro 2012 with the French national team.

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Chelsea defender Paulo Ferreira has said that he could be the answer to the defensive crisis Chelsea are facing at the moment ahead of the crucial Champions League final encounter with Bayern Munich on May 19. Defensive duo of John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic are currently suspended for the final, while it looks highly doubtful that the two other centre backs Gary Cahill and David Luiz will be fit for the final. Hence, there is thought that Chelsea interim manager Roberto di Matteo with look at the possibility of fielding José Bosingwa and John obi Mikel in the centre of defence.

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