Champions League preview

Tuesday, February 16th Milan-Manchester United, Bayern Monaco-Fiorentina Wednesday 17 and Wednesday, 24th Inter-Chelsea. After the month of January and closed the winter market has started the countdown to the first knockout round of Champions, reflecting for the second consecutive season a direct comparison with the English game, this time with an alternative Bavaria.

RED DEVILS TO FORCE ROONEY – The number 10 for Manchester United has lifted the team from Sir Alex Ferguson after the crushing elimination from the FA Cup at the hands of Leeds. 6 goals in the last 3 games for Wayne Rooney: devour the first of a kind for Hull City, then the decisive blow to stretch the City of lost earnings of the Carling Cup final at Wembley and then the guard by masterpiece that has left Arsenal Supersfida last lap at the Emirates, reiterating a scale of values that seemed to creak. If Rooney is the prince of this United offensive end, there’s also add that the latest growth of the Red Devils was based on Ferguson’s return to form with three central midfielders pure: the dam formed by Carrick, Scholes and Fletcher — all in excellent condition – makes a difference.

Bayern no longer stop ‘… – It is worth reflecting on the path of Bayern Van Gaal, because it represents the exact opposite of what happened to Juventus. Since then the December confrontation – which is the incipit of the crisis-white – the Bavarians do not have more wrong now reached the 9th consecutive victory, the 7th in the league. The Dutch coach two months ago was the lap of air, has now become the guru of red and white fans, not exactly the same fate of Ciro Ferrara … Fiorentina on the road so there is a team in full health, driven by a moment of incredible form of Arjen Robben, able to consistently sow panic on the right wing. Franck Ribéry, for its part, played a couple of chunks of tender and is approaching the best condition for a further leap in quality that bothers the people purple.

Chelsea are ‘the usual MACHINE ITEMS – The Blues had to endure the absence of Drogba, Kalou, Essien and Mikel at the Cup of Africa and instead Ancelotti’s team – driven by the extraordinary qualities of character and Lampard – in January it always won, also praising the public to Stamford Bridge with an incredible 7-2 at Sunderland. In the last week, actually, something has begun to creak, but John Terry has responded to the controversy of the tabloids about his private life with a great performance on the field, that is decisive in the 2-1 win by signing the net a bit ‘suffered on area of Burnley. Winning the recovery of Tuesday night against Hull City, Chelsea would lead to +4 in the standings, a margin to deal calmly following the derby against Arsenal.

Chelsea and Arsenal on Asamoah ‘I’m an Udinese player’

The midfielder ‘s Udinese, Kojo Asamoah, does not want to hear about Arsenal and Chelsea.  21 year old, owner with Ghana on Africa Cup of Nations taking place in South Africa, has carved a big role in the national team, much to be noticed by the two big English clubs.

The rumors of radiomercato want Arsenal and Chelsea on the trail of Asamoah several months, but the midfielder cut short: “I’m an Udinese player – reads on – my only ambition is to hold here. Be assigned to clubs as Arsenal and Chelsea is a great thing, but none of these teams has ever spoken. ”

Asamoah continues: “If you follow me to say that I’m doing well, but now I just want to win the Africa Cup for my country.” Il Ghana gioca oggi alle 17 la semifinale contro la Nigeria. The Ghana game today at 17, the semi-final against Nigeria.

Chelsea regained the top of the Premier

LONDON – Chelsea’s Carlo Ancelotti recovered on Wednesday, helped by England’s Frank Lampard, the Premier’s leadership after winning the London to Birmingham City (3-0) on a bad day for Arsenal, who failed to pass the equalizer to zero at Aston Villa.

The Blues played their cards perfectly and rose to the top of the competition for the right, driven by the actions of French and English Florent Malouda Frank Lampard, who signed twice.

Birmingham came to Stamford Bridge without loss in their last 15 games, a record for the team, but was hit by a Chelsea opened the scoring in the sixth minute.

Florent Malouda was left alone in the center of the trouble and headed a cross from the right by Joe Cole. Lampard added his two goals on passes from Michael Ballack and Malouda. The Birmingham could barely react and was much lower than Chelsea, which now exceeds 51 points to Manchester United in the general table of the tournament. WET POWDER IN LONDON
While Chelsea accelerates the search for their first title since 2006, Arsenal lost momentum and the opportunity to go level on points.

The strife in Villa Park, Aston Villa, was the other most interesting clash on Wednesday.

Arsenal recovered several missing in the clash with Stoke City butler, as was the case with Bacary Sagna, Thomas Vermaelen, William Gallas and Gael Clichy. On the bench, Wenger put Nicklas Bendtner and Samir Nasri, who also returned to the eleven after leaving behind physical setbacks. The Aston Villa, which was Carlos Cuellar in his boot training, displayed a remarkably offensive game to try to climb up the leaderboard. Although today was vital the cunning of Spanish Manuel Almunia as protector of the three clubs from Arsenal. For his part, former pupil of Arsene Wenger did the same. There midfield inspiration from the Spanish international Cesc Fabregas, but lack of ability to finish off chances. Arsenal remained in the goalless draw, which brings down a place in general, until the third classified.

At Ewood Park, Blackburn Rovers Wigan managed to win the Spanish Roberto Martinez 2-1, while Everton, with Spanish Mikel Arteta, who played for from minute 75 after his long injury, also scored a victory , 2-0 to Sunderland.

Chelsea Johnson arrives in June

According to a report in the tabloid The People, Chelsea intends to buy the English under-21 winger Adam Johnson for 5 million pounds. But the idea is to leave him at Middlesbrough until June.

Belletti says no to Flamengo

Flamengo has offered a two-year contract to Brazilian Juliano Belletti, Chelsea right-back, surprising the player himself. “It ‘a surprise – you read about Globoesporte – especially because the Chelsea told me that it will not cedermi in January” .