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Bosingwa – We can stop Ronaldo

Jose Bosingwa


Chelsea look to reignite their title ambitions away at Manchester United on Sunday and Jose Bosingwa insists he knows how to stop Cristiano Ronaldo.

The defender is one of four Portuguese players who could feature for the Blues and he believes he knows all of the United midfielder’s flaws.

Defenders Bosingwa, Ricardo Carvalho and Paulo Ferreira, along with midfielder Deco, have all played alongside the United winger for their national side.

Ronaldo is also well known to Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari from his time as coach of Portugal and he will be hoping his back four can stop the 23-year-old derailing their title hopes.

Ronaldo is expected to play against Chelsea despite writing off his Ferrari in a crash earlier this week and Bosingwa says Chelsea already have plans in place to stop him from having a major effect on the game.

Bosingwa said: “To stop Cristiano is not easy but at Chelsea there are people who know him well, including the manager – we know what to do stop him.



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Deco claims he is not Scolari’s Pet

The Chelsea midfielder has hit out at reports that he is the pet of Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari.

Deco addressing a press conference.

Deco addressing a press conference.


The Portuguese international has come in for criticism as the Blues’ form has slumped in recent weeks.Some fans are also frustrated he has received what they perceive as preferential treatment from boss Scolari.

The former Barcelona star has completed 90 minutes regularly for the Blues this season while the likes of Joe Cole have found themselves substituted in virtually every game.

But Deco is baffled why he is being singled out, claiming he has always been a starter during successful spells at Porto and Barcelona.

He said: “I do not understand why people are saying this about me and Felipao (Scolari).

“When we first came (to Chelsea) and things were going well, it was all ‘Felipao is the boss – this team is going to win everything’.

“Now it’s all different and people are looking to blame somebody.”

Deco began the season in great form, scoring terrific goals against Pompey and Wigan but has struggled to find the net since.


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