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#Roberto di Matteo

# roberto-di-matteo - Thursday 5 July, 2012

'I don't feel any shadow above me or behind me' - Di Matteo comfortable in Chelsea hot seat

The Italian said he fielded enquiries from other clubs too.

# roberto-di-matteo - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Confirmed: Di Matteo appointed as Chelsea boss

The coach has been rewarded for guiding the side to Champions League glory.

# roberto-di-matteo - Monday 21 May, 2012

And on that note: Drogba announces that he will leave Chelsea

The Ivory Coast striker, who scored the penalty to win Chelsea the Champions League, will depart the club at the end of the month.

No, grazie: Capello rules himself out of the running for the Chelsea job

Perhaps word has leaked that managing teams is a perilous business as Don Fabio joins the list of coaches not looking for Premier League work.

# roberto-di-matteo - Saturday 19 May, 2012

As it happened: Bayern Munich v Chelsea, Champions League Final Liveblog This post contains videos

As it happened: Bayern Munich v Chelsea, Champions League Final

Roberto di Matteo’s men were looking for their first European Cup while the Germans sought win number five.

Open thread: how do you think the Champions League final will go?

Bayern Munich will enjoy the rare honour of hosting a Champions League final as they take on Chelsea tonight.

Lampard tells Munich to 'bring it on'

The Chelsea midfielder says his side are looking to make up for the disappointment of their last Champions League final appearance.

# roberto-di-matteo - Friday 18 May, 2012

Letter from Munich: darkness on the edge of town as 'real final' in city's beerhalls

Miguel Delaney spent the day at the magnificent Allianz Arena… far from the madding crowd.

Slow and steady wins the race for 'humble' Heynckes, he hopes

Miguel Delaney is just out of a Bayern Munich press conference in which he found the manager less optimistic than the mood around the Bavarian capital.

Frank Lampard targeting 'greatest achievement'

The 33-year-old was keen to praise the culture of German football ahead of the clash with the country’s most decorated and iconic club. Danke.

Champions League final preview: can Bayern Munich make home comforts count against Chelsea?

The Bundesliga side are hosting the European Cup decider in their own backyard, but will Chelsea spoil the party?

# roberto-di-matteo - Thursday 17 May, 2012

Forward thinking: Lampard wary of Bayern attackers

“We’ll study them and we’ll watch through videos as we always do and we’ll look at their strengths and weaknesses.”

# roberto-di-matteo - Wednesday 16 May, 2012

Gary Cahill vows to be fit for Champions League decider

Chelsea centre-half returned to squad training with the Blues yesterday ahead of the trip to Munich.

# roberto-di-matteo - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

Kenny Dalglish hails 'unplayable' Andy Carroll

And the Liverpool boss means that in a good way, with the big striker in impressive form recently.

# roberto-di-matteo - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

As it happened: Liverpool v Chelsea, Premier League Minute-by-Minute This post contains videos

As it happened: Liverpool v Chelsea, Premier League

We went minute-by-minute as Liverpool looked to avenge their FA Cup final defeat against Chelsea.

After the Lord Mayor’s Show: Reds and Chelsea to lock horns again

After Roberto di Matteo’s side won the FA Cup Final 2-1 on Saturday, Kenny Dalglish and his player will want to salvage some pride at Anfield.

# roberto-di-matteo - Saturday 5 May, 2012

Big games, big moments: here are 12 cracking goals from FA Cup final history You Beauty! This post contains videos

Big games, big moments: here are 12 cracking goals from FA Cup final history

Which one of these beauties is your favourite?

FA Cup final preview: Liverpool v Chelsea

Red v Blue. North v South. Kenny and Robbie.

Open thread: who do you think will win the FA Cup final?

Will Kenny Dalglish mastermind a second trophy of the season or can Chelsea warm up for Munich with a famous cup victory?

# roberto-di-matteo - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

As it happened: Chelsea v Newcastle, Premier League Minute-by-Minute This post contains videos

As it happened: Chelsea v Newcastle, Premier League

It was all about the race for fourth spot tonight, but both Manchester clubs were keeping an eye on how the Magpies fared away to Chelsea.

Di Matteo: Chelsea in 'good position' to get fourth

The Blues currently sit sixth on the table, just a point behind Tottenham and Newcastle United and five behind third-placed Arsenal.

# roberto-di-matteo - Sunday 29 April, 2012

As it happened: Chelsea v QPR, Premier League Minute-by-Minute This post contains videos

As it happened: Chelsea v QPR, Premier League

QPR needed a win to pull clear of the relegation zone while Newcastle’s defeat gave Chelsea hope of snatching fourth place.

# roberto-di-matteo - Tuesday 24 April, 2012

As it happened: Barcelona v Chelsea, Champions League semi-final Minute-by-Minute This post contains videos

As it happened: Barcelona v Chelsea, Champions League semi-final

The Camp Nou witnessed one of the great nights of European football, and we had minute-by-minute coverage of the whole thing. Catch up with Barcelona v Chelsea here.

Champions League preview: Blue moon rising in Barcelona?

Chelsea head to the Camp Nou with a single-goal lead in the back pocket. Will they hang on against Pep Guardiola’s wounded champions?

# roberto-di-matteo - Thursday 19 April, 2012

Wise man Roberto Di Matteo says Chelsea haven't beaten Barcelona yet

“I am very pleased with this result but it is only half-time,” the Italian said after last night’s shock 1-0 win.

# roberto-di-matteo - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

Champions League preview: Blues and Barca to do it all over again

The European champions return to west London tonight for a mouth-watering semi-final first leg. Oh, it’s on.

# roberto-di-matteo - Sunday 15 April, 2012

As it happened: Tottenham v Chelsea, FA Cup semi-final Minute-by-Minute This post contains videos

As it happened: Tottenham v Chelsea, FA Cup semi-final

We went minute-by-minute, as Tottenham took on Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final.

# roberto-di-matteo - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

As it happened: Chelsea v Benfica, Champions League Minute-by-Minute This post contains videos

As it happened: Chelsea v Benfica, Champions League

A place in the semi-finals where Barcelona await was the prize on offer tonight. Let’s see how it went at the Bridge.

Di Matteo's the main man, insists Chelsea midfielder Ramires

Italian manager has given the Blues the confidence to progress in the Champions League, according to the Brazilian.

Champions League preview: Blues on the brink of Barca showdown

Roberto di Matteo will see his side into the semi-finals of Europe’s elite club competition if they can defend a single-goal lead.

# roberto-di-matteo - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

My future is not important, says Di Matteo

The Italian has won six out of eight matches since his appointment in place of the dismissed Andre Villas-Boas.

# roberto-di-matteo - Saturday 24 March, 2012

When Saturday comes: Your Premier League team news

Who’s in and who’s out of today’s big games in England.

# roberto-di-matteo - Wednesday 21 March, 2012

John Terry ruled out of City game tonight

The centre back is still recovering from an injury he suffered during Chelsea’s Champions League clash with Napoli.

Preview: Wednesday's Premier League action

The Premier League is adorned with four games tonight and they are set to impact heavily at both ends of the table.

# roberto-di-matteo - Sunday 18 March, 2012

25 hours later: Torres ends goal drought with a double Relief This post contains videos

25 hours later: Torres ends goal drought with a double

It may have taken more than a day of football but the Spanish striker got his name back onto the score sheet this afternoon. Watch how he did it.

# roberto-di-matteo - Friday 16 March, 2012

Benitez denies being offered the manager's job at Chelsea

The Spaniard says nothing official has come his way with regard to taking over at Stamford Bridge. He is looking, however.

Mea culpa! Mancini takes the blame for Europa exit

“When a manager doesn’t prepare well for the game, this happens,” the Italian said.

# roberto-di-matteo - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

Champions League previews: Chelsea v Napoli and Real Madrid v CSKA

Roberto Di Matteo attempts to overturn a 3-1 first leg defeat to the Italians while it’s all-square going into the other tie at the Santiago Bernabeu.

# roberto-di-matteo - Wednesday 7 March, 2012

Di Matteo defends Chelsea team selection

The temporary boss says he left out some big-name players as he felt the team needed “freshening up”.

# roberto-di-matteo - Monday 5 March, 2012

Roman's Empire: Ten candidates for the Chelsea job Targets This post contains images

Roman's Empire: Ten candidates for the Chelsea job

The Russian billionaire is in the market for a new manager. Check out the names who are being lined up to replace Andre Villas-Boas.