Premiership Season Preview 2006/07 – Chelsea

Article by David Walker


Odds: four/9

Final 5 Seasons2005/06 – 1 (Premiership), 2004/05 – 1 (Premiership), 2003/04 – two (Premiership), 2002/03 – 4 (Premiership), 2001/02 – six (Premiership).

2005/06 Cup ProgressFA Community Shield Winners vs Arsenal (n) – won two-one.Champions League Previous 16 vs Barcelona – misplaced three-2 on aggregate.FA Cup Semi Final (n) vs Liverpool (a) – lost two-1.Carling Cup 3rd Round vs Charlton Athletic (h) – misplaced 5-4 on penalties with score at one-1 soon after further time.

Top Objective Scorer 2005/06: Frank Lampard (midfield) – 20 targets.

Players InAndriy Shevchenko (AC Milan – £30,000,000), Jon Obi Mikel (Lyn Oslo – £16,000,000), Salomon Kalou (Feyenoord – £3,000,000), Michael Ballack (Bayern Munich – No cost).

Gamers OutEidur Gudjohnsen (Barcelona – £8,000,000), Damien Duff (Newcastle United – £5,000,000), Asier Del Horno (Valencia – £4,800,000), Carlton Cole (West Ham United – Undisclosed), Hernan Crespo (Inter Milan – Free), Jiri Jarosik (Celtic – Free of charge), Dean Furman (Rangers – Free), Leonard Pidgeley (Millwall – Free of charge), Filipe Morais (Millwall – No cost), Danny Hollands (Bournemouth – Free of charge), Dean Smith (Aldershot – Free of charge), Glen Johnson (Portsmouth – Mortgage), Anthony Grant (Wycombe Wanderers – Mortgage).

A time of Premiership dominance was the purchase of the day last period, with Chelsea winning the league by 8 clear factors. The Blues won 18 of their 19 matches at Stamford Bridge, drew the other and only looked vulnerable to defeat following the title was sewn up.

The Champions League eluded manager Jose Mourinho for the second time working, with his aspect crashing out in the 1st knockout stage to Barcelona. He has responded by signing two substantial profile players this summer time.

AC Milan striker Andriy Shevchenko, coveted by some as the world’s finest striker, signed for £30 million while Germany captain Michael Ballack arrived on a free of charge transfer from Bayern Munich.

Shevchenko scored 127 targets in 208 Serie A appearances for Milan right after bursting onto the scene with Dinamo Kiev in 1997. Ballack has established to be a target scoring midfielder, scoring 44 ambitions in 107 league appearances for Bayern Munich and discovering the net 31 times in 68 matches for his region.

A whole host of gamers have been shipped out of the club as Mourinho chases the grand prize of the Champions League. Hernano Crespo departed for Inter Milan, lengthy serving Eidur Gudjohnsen left for Barcelona, Damien Duff in a shock £5 million move to Newcastle and Asier Del Horno returned to Spain between others.

VerdictChelsea have strengthened the squad that previously no other staff can match with two planet class additions. There is no value in it, but they will win the league once more at short 4/9 odds.

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