FOCUS ON INIESTA

Andrés Iniesta Luján, is a Spanish football player who assumes the mid-fielder position during play. He was born in Fuenteabilla, Spain on11th May 1984 and currently plays for the Spanish football club Barcelona and national team donning number 8.

He was a product of the Barcelona youth academy La Masia and he made the first team debuting at the age of 18. He started his contract with FC Barcelona during 2004-05 seasons and has been an integral part of the 2009 team that won 6 titles in the season.

BENTO UNSURE ON GROUP

The manager of the Portugal national football team, Paulo Bento, has said that his side has got a difficult group in the World Cup finals, but, they will try their best to make their way into the pre quarter finals.

Portugal has been placed in Group G along with some strong teams like Ghana, Germany and USA. Germany is in fact one of the favourite teams to win the tournament and it’s them whom Portugal will be facing in their opening match.

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.

Queens Park Rangers complete Karl Henry signing

Championship club Queens Park Rangers have completed the signing of midfielder Karl Henry from Wolverhampton Wanderers ahead of the new season. The 30 year old has put pen to paper to a two year deal at the club, becoming the third signing of manager Harry Redknapp in the summer transfer window.

Rooney keen to move abroad

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney will consider a move abroad to the continent if his cherished transfer to fellow Premier League club Chelsea falls through.

CHELSEA FALL TO CITY

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.

SWANSEA BEAT CHELSEA

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.

LUIZ AIMS HIGH

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.

CHELSEA WIN OVER ARSENAL

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.

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.