Chelsea captain John Terry has told the players to get the club’s title charge back on track with a victory against Everton this weekend.
Having gone three consecutive Premier League games without a win, the Blues relinquished their seemingly unassailable lead at the top of the table and currently sit second place behind Manchester United.
The England international looks set to make his return to action, a full three months ahead of a previous prognosis.
According to Sky Sports, Terry said: “We have dropped too many points recently. Looking back only two or three weeks ago we were so many points clear and in the goal difference as well. Now both gaps have been closed.
“We need to get back to winning ways sooner rather than later. I think we have played well the last couple of games and on another day three or four may have gone in.”
Arnesen wants Denmark job.
Chelsea’s outgoing director of football Frank Arnesen has revealed that his dream is to become the national coach of his native Denmark.
Speculation regarding the reasoning for the 54-year-old’s departure when his contract expires at the end of the season has been rife, though many consider that he felt in an uncomfortable position regarding the uncertainty of his future in the role, and that he wanted to leave before he was pushed.
With the post at Denmark soon to be vacated by current coach Morton Olsen, it is thought Arnesen contacted the Danish FA to inform them of his availability for consideration for the job, according to the Daily Mail.
He said: “To be coach of your own national team would be very special. I cannot think of a higher honour.”
Blues on David Luiz alert.
Chelsea and Man City target David Luiz has once again fuelled the fires of talk regarding his future away from current club Benfica.
While he admitted he is happy where he is, he also conceded that his future may not be in entirely his own hands.
News broke a couple of days ago to state that Benfica’s hierarchy are resigned to potentially losing the £25m-rated star in the near future, and a bidding war could ensue for his services in January.
According to Mirror Football, however, Luiz stated that while a move is possible, he is happy playing where he is at the moment. He said: “My future, only God knows. I do not know where I will be in January, in the summer or in 2015. The rumours from England? I know that and I follow them, but this does not depend on me.
“I refused another renewal because I have a contract until June 2015 and am happy here. I have a clear conscience. If it were only a matter of money, I would not be at Benfica. Criticism hurts me but my mission is to work every day.”