Super Chelsea

A Chelsea Blog For All Chels

Super Chelsea - A Chelsea Blog For All Chels

Is RDM the right man?

Is Di Matteo the Right Man?

After sacking of Portuguese Andre Villa-Boas as the Chelsea manager, interim coach Roberto Di Matteo has brought that lost belief back to the hearts of the blues.


Since his take over, Roberto Di Matteo has managed 6 wins, 1 defeat and 1 draw in 8 games in all competitions. Having a 75 winning percentage, taking us UEFA Champions League quarter-finals and one step close to the Semis, also in FA Cup Semi-final at Wembley. All this has just been a great achievement to what has proved to be a disappointing season so far for Chelsea.


Di Matteo’s tactics;

Squad Rotation Tactic
Now they call him “The Rotatovator” due to the tactic he uses of rotating players, so far the tactic has proved to be working and bringing good results. The importance of this tactic is that it helps to keep each player on form hence it improves team performances week in and week out.


Di Matteo says: “I just talk to the players, give them my opinions and explain the reasons behind my team selections”


Maybe the reason for AvB’s failure at Chelsea was that, when he tries to give out his opinions and explanations – the elder players don’t even listen to him due to the fact of Age difference, no one knows exactly.


Players Torres, Kalou and Mikel, are now on-form players and most important players in the team, playing week in and week out.


Fernando Torres – I say he is back, the El Nino is back!!! 3 goals and 4 assists in the last 5 games. He has now developed the belief and he more of a confident player, his perfomances get higher and higher each week. With such a form, we expect goals to rain from our big man.


Di Matteo on Torres: “I have always said it does not matter who scores, and Fernando has been providing goals for his team-mates, its great that he is scoring as well”


He is likely to be in Spain’s squad for Euro 2012 tournament and as Spain coach Del Bosque said: “If Fernando improves his form, I will select him for the Euros”.


Kalou and Mikel among the players whose futures at chelsea have been a concern, still they have been improving on daily basis. They have both find their places in the first team playing match to match, included in overall Chelsea’s top performers so far.


Kalou is out of contract at the moment, the rumors say “Kalou wants to play in the central role, or else he will be forced not to renew his current contract”.

The central role is occupied by on form Fernando Torres and Didier Drogba, in order for Kalou to get his place on the team and keep on his brilliant form, he has to hang on as Wing forward to secure his place in the first team. Ac Milan and Galatasaray reportedly to be linked with Kalou, who could be available on a free-transfer in the summer.


Mikel has completed 833 of 910 attempted passes (91.54%), his best at the club. He lost his place in the first team but now he is enjoying playing match to match, Mikel has been a solid player in our midfield and his presence makes it more stable. Rumored to join russian side Anzhi managed by Guus Hiddink (Former Chelsea Coach), but at the moment he is not going anywhere.


Back to the question, Is Roberto Di Matteo the right man?
1. Coach to Player Relations.
A good coach is the one who has good relationship with his players, the one who speaks and his players listen a respond positively.


2. Manager tactics.
His tactics are working at the moment, rotating the players and keeping them in firing form. And bringing good results.


3. Objectives.
His objective is to put the team in a Champions league qualification position, currently seems difficult. But as we continue to win our games, it will be secured. On the other hand, he is in a position to lead the team in Fa cup and Champions league glory. Something that may look impossible, but all he needs is to give the team maximum belief and every thing will be possible.


Have a productive day and always be carefree.

Twitter: makivic08

Why Chelsea Should Consider Bringing In Eto This Summer

Samuel Eto is the most decorated African player. He has won four Champions league winners medal, one with Madrid, two with Barcelona and one with Inter Milan. Eto has three Liga winners medal with Barcelona and a Serie A winner medal with Inter Milan. Note: I only mentioned significant accolades. Eto shadows Drogba when it comes to achievements.

Eto left Mallorca as its highest goal scorer. He left Barcelona with 108 goals in 145 games. Currently, he has 32 goals in 63 games for Inter Milan. Eto can play in numerous positions. He has been deployed successfully as a left-winger, right-winger, striker and supporting striker. Imagine the tactical options we would have if we had Eto.

This season has clearly demonstrated that Drogs and Anelka are on the decline. Drogba is still having many shots on target but he is converting very few. Anelka’s nonchalant attitude to his job is irritating. He bagged a few goals in the league and his Champions league goals could have been scored by Kalou! It is time we let him go finish his career in America.

I believe Eto can replace them both. He is younger at 30 and has a better work ethic. He has a huge appetite for trophies; I doubt he would pass an opportunity to add some English trophies to his collection. We could tire him onto a 3-year contract with an option to extend based on performance. Who knows, an Eto – Torres partnership might even land us the Champions League trophy!

Follow me and my blog on twitter:

Kalou Indifferent On Carlo’s Potential Dismissal

Today, Sky Sports News asked Kalou whether Carlo had a future at Chelsea. If you thought Kalou would reply ‘yes’ or support Carlo in some way, you were dead wrong. Kalou’s response was “It doesn’t matter”. It is a response I find surprising because it shows gross disrespect to our double winning manager Carlo.

To make things worse Kalou says, “It was all the team”; when we win or lose trophies, it is all down to the team. Kalou: If it is all about the team, why do we spend millions in signing and dismissing managers? Why did Roman travel to Italy several times to convince Carlo join our club? Why did Roman broker a deal with Russia to lend us Hinddink after Scolari’s mess? The team could have just turned up on its own.

Kalou also says, “We’re here to play for the club. We’re happy to work with anyone”. Since it is all about the team and the team is ready to work with anyone, let’s replace Carlo with Clement or Emenalo. It would cost us less and who knows the team might even be kind enough to win a trophy. I hope Carlo thinks twice making such reckless statements again.
Examine Kalou comments to Sky Sports News

“I don’t know. It doesn’t matter. For me, the most important thing is to stay as a team,”

“Last year we won the Double and it was all the team. This year if we don’t win any competition it’ll be the same.

“I’m not looking for an excuse. It doesn’t matter which players or who is the manager, the players have to be together and give a better performance.

“We don’t make the decision. We’re here to play for the club. We’re happy to work with anyone. That’s for the board to decision.

“The players are going to give their all on the pitch and that’s the most important thing.”

Compare it to his statement in April after our 3-1 win over West Brom

“It is the Chelsea everyone wants to see, a team that goes out on the pitch and plays hard, that plays with each other.

“We showed that we’re fighting for ourselves, for the team, also for the manager.

“It would be easy to point to someone and say it’s his fault. The game is about the squad, and everyone has to be concerned about that.

“But we played together, and when you play like that, it is easy to win.

…And Chelsea is second! Time to give United a run for their money.

Carefree football has officially returned to the Bridge. Flo Mo got us to a flying start in the second minute. Sala got in on the scoring in 26th minute with a beautiful curler. Flo Mo completed the rout when he headed in a delightful cross from debutant Ryan Bertrand.

The night was good. It would have been perfect if we had kept a clean sheet for Cech. I want Cech to win the golden glove. In my view, he has been our best player this season. Without Cech, we would have probably been fourth or fifth by now, he has saved our bums big time this season. Cech did not get the clean sheet because the love of our lives, Luiz poorly fouled a Birmingham player in the penalty box. Luiz has made similar fouls in the past and it is time the coaching staff addresses this problem.  No hope is lost, there are six games to go and I believe our defense can help Cech win it.

Nando decided not to score against Birmingham. I believe he wants his first Chelsea goal at Old Trafford. I am happy to wait. When that moment comes, the minds of his critics shall explode.

The great news from yesterday was that Le Arse choked as expected. With their Spurs draw, we have moved to second place on goal difference. With five games to go, the devils still have to play our Blue Army and Le-Arse. The devils play Le Arse first, If Le Arse wins we will be in good business. Yes, I know it the chances of it happening are lower than being hit by a bus or lightning but we have to be hopelessly optimistic. We will win at Old Trafford because we are back to our best and because the devils will be exhausted from their midweek champions league game.

It is going to be a long shot to retain our title but we have to give it our best. Let’s give Red Nose’s men a good run for their money.


Follow my blog and me on Twitter @super_chelsea

Champions League Post-mortem

What is your opinion on our Champions league exit? My candid opinion is that we deserve the knockout. We cannot blame our failure this year on a slip, referee or former manager. I hate to admit it but United won without even getting into third gear.

Carlo’s decision to start Torres puzzled me. Why start Torres who has not scored in over 10 hours for such an important match? Carlo’s decision was as poor as that of Capello in playing Heskey at the world cup. It is important to know that I have nothing against Torres. I believe he will come good for Chelsea soon. If Berbatov can go from scoring less goals than “own goal” to top goal scorer, Torres can do the same given he is a much more gifted striker. Carlo should have gone with the familiar Drogba-Anelka partnership.

The media has already begun their crusade for Carlo sack. I would be disappointed if the club sacks him. I do not believe a double winning manager can turn crap in a period of one year. Carlo is only as good as the players and the back staff we provide him. How do we reward his double winning season? Ballack, Cole, Deco and Carvalho are let go and replaced with Ramires and Benayoun. With Lampard, Zhirkov, Alex and Benayoun out injured for months, Carlo did not have the selection luxury of his first season.

Our season is effectively over. The only thing worth fighting for now is the pride of London. We need to finish the league on top of Arsenal for bragging rights. We need to let go of Anelka, Malouda, Zhirkov, Kalou, Ferriera and Bosingwa before next season begins. We need to replace these “experienced” legs with youthful ones. Our youth have very good technical ability and are hungry for success. We must give them the chance to replace these players next season.