Didier Drogba believes that Chelsea’s current slump is the worst since he joined from Marseille in 2004 – though as well as feeling the pressure for the champion’s recent poor results, the 32-year-old is unhappy with his own form as well, according to Goal.com.
The Blues have won only once in the last five league games, with three defeats. The player himself has not scored in over two months. He said: “It is not happening in front of goal. I had some moments where I didn’t even create chances and I was scoring goals but this is a moment where I’m creating maybe more chances than usual. I am a bit unlucky. The most important thing is not that I am not scoring but we are losing points.”
Montgomery to get Blues job.
Following yesterday’s reports that Chelsea’s approach for former Barcelona sporting director Txiki Begiristain had stalled, the Blues are now thought to be lining up Birmingham’s head of recruitment Paul Montgomery according to skysports.com. Montgomery played a pivotal role in Birmingham’s surprising appointment of Alex McLeish in 2008, and is one of the most highly regarded recruiters in English football.
Even in the event of the champions opting to make another move for Begiristain or another candidate, it is thought they would remain interested in bringing Montgomery to Stamford Bridge in order to enhance their scouting prospects. Ironically, Montgomery was also once offered a recruitment position on the continent with Barcelona.
David Luiz rumours resurface.
Chelsea and Manchester City are reportedly back in the hunt for Benfica defender David Luiz, according to Goal.com.
With the Portuguese outfit’s Champions League exit it is thought they will be forced to sell several of their key players, and Luiz is already thought to want out after falling out with the hierarchy at the club following a rejected bid from City in the summer.
With Chelsea’s defence presently currently slowly but surely recovering from injury, additional talent could be a temptation for Carlo Ancelotti in January, despite his insistence he presently has no plans to get his chequebook out. Luiz could be a tempting prospect, however, and a source at Benfica opened the door to a possible deal by stating: “Going out of the Champions League affected our financial plans. We want to re-evaluate the situation.”