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2017: A great year for Victor Moses

Victor Moses made it to 100 on Boxing Day. That is 100 games played for Chelsea and to mark becoming the club’s latest centurion, the 27-year-old reflects on a successful 2017 by speaking to the official Chelsea website. He also celebrated his 100th appearance with a win – a 2-0 home victory over Brighton – and by posting about it …

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Michael Emenalo in rare interview reminisces about time at Chelsea

The former Nigerian international defender and recently departed Chelsea technical director, Michael Emenalo, has never been one to grant regular interviews.  He occasionally spoke to the in-house Chelsea TV station in his 10 years at the club.  Yesterday he granted an interview to the UK’s Talksport radio station.  It made very insightful listening. Emenalo stressed that there are similarities between …

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Michael Emenalo appointed Sporting Director at Monaco after leaving Chelsea

Former Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo has joined Monaco as their new sporting director. The Ligue 1 side confirmed the appointment on Monday afternoon and said that the 52-year-old will take charge of all sporting matters at the club, who currently sit in third place in the French top-flight standings. Emenalo only resigned from his position as Chelsea’s technical director …

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Michael Emenalo explains why he has quit Chelsea

Former Nigerian international defender Michael Emenalo announced today that he he is standing down as technical director at Chelsea.  He has been at the club for 10 years, starting out as a scout under coach Avram Grant.  He rose to technical director in 2011. He spoke to Chelsea TV today explaining his reasons for leaving. How difficult a decision was it …

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Five players that link Nigeria with Chelsea

Chelsea’s Super Eagles Chelsea announced a partnership yesterday with Star Beer to be their “official Nigerian beer partner”.  Star will sell Chelsea-branded bottles throughout Nigeria.  This provides an opportunity to look at five players, past and present, that link the club with Nigeria… Victor Moses Born in Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city, before moving to England as a youngster, Moses began …

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Michael Emenalo in Top 10 of sporting directors in Europe

Squawka Football, the website dedicated to football stats and analysis has placed Chelsea Sporting Director Michael Emenalo in the Top 10 of the profession in Europe right now.  Others on the list include Emilio Butragueno at Real Madrid, Guiseppe Marotta at Juventus, Ramon “Monchi” Rodriguez of Roma who made his name at Sevilla.   Football managers are no longer all-powerful …

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Michael Emenalo in power tussle with Antonio Conte over Chelsea transfers

Antonio Conte will be given short shrift by the Chelsea hierarchy if he attempts to exert greater control over the Premier League champions’ recruitment policy amid suggestions the manager is growing frustrated at the club’s failure to make early inroads in the summer market. Reports have emerged in Italy, where Conte is on holiday with his family, that he may …

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The great misconception about ‘bad guy’ Michael Emenalo

One of Chelsea’s finest seasons is not even over, yet the club’s fans are talking excitedly about who they will sign during the summer. With the Champions League to contend with next term, a list of appropriate targets has already been drawn up and the club intend to spend heavily on up to six players to build on their Premier …

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