Mourinho to drop big name stars – but who are the Chelsea players to replace them?

first_img 5 Bertrand Traore for Eden Hazard – Hazard was put in the same bracket as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi but after his performances this season those suggestions seem laughable. The Belgian is yet to score this season and began the Porto clash on the bench, but if Mourinho is to turn to his kids then he has an exciting replacement waiting in the wings. Traore has spent the last two seasons at Chelsea’s feeder club Vitesse Arnhem and last term he bagged an impressive 17 goals in 36 appearances. Mourinho opted against sending him on loan again and it may be time to show Blues fans why. Papy Djilobodji for Gary Cahill – Chelsea’s defence is in complete disarray with only Sunderland conceding more goals than them in the Premier League this season. Kurt Zouma and Cahill appear to be Mourinho’s first choice at the moment but neither have been particularly convincing. Djilobodji has only made one appearance for the Blues but if the manager is considering overhauling the first team to give it a more youthful feel, then the Senegalese centre-back will be first in line to come in. Kenedy for Oscar – Chelsea invested a lot of time in securing Kenedy’s services this summer and while his compatriot Nathan went on loan, the 19-year-old remained in West London. He has found himself on the bench regularly but has so far been unable to make an impression. However, with Mourinho hinting at dropping his big name stars, the Brazilian could be in line for a starting berth in place of Oscar, who has disappointed since his return to the team. Ruben Loftus-Cheek for Cesc Fabregas – Loftus-Cheek could easily come in and replace either Fabregas or Nemanja Matic in central midfield, but given the fragility of the Blues’ back four at the moment, dropping Matic could make things worse. Fabregas has been a shadow of the player that contributed 18 assists last season. Loftus-Cheek is energetic, hard-tackling and eager to make an impression and would add some much needed passion into a side that, against Porto, looked like they didn’t care. It is a pity his fellow youth teammate Isaiah Brown was one of the 33 players carted out on loan otherwise he would certainly be involved too. 5 5 Baba Rahman for Branislav Ivanovic – Ivanovic has had a torrid start to this season and Tuesday night’s Champions League clash against Porto was no different. The Serbian’s game by numbers read as 10 misplaced passes, 10 tackles attempted, one tackle won (in the 90th minute), no aerial duels won and no crosses completed. Mourinho has made Ivanovic his captain in the absence of John Terry but perhaps it is time to find someone else. Cesar Azpilicueta is a more than capable right back, allowing £17m summer signing Baba Rahman to start at left back. After another poor showing from Chelsea, this time in the Champions League against Porto, Jose Mourinho could be set to follow through on his threat to drop his big name stars.The Blues boss said he would be willing to play the younger members of his squad if the current crop continued to underperform, and while Eden Hazard and Nemanja Matic suffered that fate on Tuesday night, there may be more to come.So who could Mourinho pick from his young guns to turn around Chelsea’s season and end this terrible run of form?talkSPORT looks at five potential replacements for the Blues’ current line-up of stars – click the arrow above, right, to see who is in and who is out.  5 5last_img read more

Kernans assure quality oil with top achievement

first_imgKernans of Donegal have earned the Top Oil Quality Assurance Certificate at each of their four forecourts across Donegal.The renowned group, which has built a considerable reputation for its quality fuel, are now celebrating the achievement of the Top Oil Quality Assurance Certificate at the forecourts in Newtowncunningham, Ramelton, Drumkeen and Newmills Tullygay.This means Kernans have demonstrated compliance for the quality of fuel and standards under the requirements of the Top Oil Quality Assurance Scheme. Kernans Drumkeen Manager, Liam O’ Brien , pictured with Gabriel Duffy Head of Top Oil DonegalKernans Newmills, Tullygay Manager,Laura Mc Fadden , pictured with Gabriel Duffy Head of Top Oil DonegalKernans Ramelton Manager,Pauric Mc McGarvey , pictured with Gabriel Duffy Head of Top Oil DonegalKernans Newtown Manager,Patrick Mc Bride , pictured with Gabriel Duffy Head of Top Oil DonegalSpeaking to Donegal Daily, Anthony explained that one of the main decisions that helped him push the business forward was his partnership with leading Irish owned fuel provider Top Oil.“All our sites are Top Oil,” Anthony said. “I have a good relationship with them and when you have a good partnership approach, it’s much easier to develop other sites”. Anthony said he and Top Oil shared a lot of “common ground” in terms of ambition and market positioning, which he expects will help develop further sites and opportunities going forward. “It’s a really strong Irish brand, and I love the livery, the colours are modern and fresh and very appealing to customers,” he said. “Top Oil’s approach is all about providing quality fuel and its brand is strong and reliable.” What is also important for Anthony is the fuel company’s adaptability, and readiness to change to best suit the market.“Top Oil is constantly evolving their approach,” he said. “That’s a really important process for any business and helps keep the brand fresh and attractive.”The partnership and close working relationship with Top Oil aligns strongly with Anthony’s approach to building the company.Kernans Management team pictured with Gabriel Duffy the Head of Top Oil in DonegalTo contact Kernans, visit them on Facebook: www.facebook.com/kernans Visit: www.kernans.onlineCall: (074) 915 6110074) 915 6110About Top Oil’s Quality Assurance: At Top Oil, Quality Assurance is a way of monitoring and preventing defects in products and avoiding problems when delivering our solutions or services to customers.For us, our program is an annual quality check to ensure that all expectations are exceeded by our customers. The program comprises administrative and procedural activities implemented in a quality system so that requirements and goals for our products, services and activity will be fulfilled.Quality assurance includes two principles: “Fit for purpose” (the product should be suitable for the intended purpose); and “right first time” (mistakes should be eliminated). Our QA includes management of the quality of materials, products and components, services related to production, and management, production and inspection processes.Kernans assure quality oil with top achievement was last modified: June 28th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BusinessforecourtKERNANSmotoringQualitytop oillast_img read more

DONEGAL MOVIE SET FOR BIG-TIME AFTER TOP HONOUR

first_imgA HORROR movie shot in Co Donegal this year has picked up a top gong – it is to be shown at the world famous Sundance Film Festival!The film from British director Jon Wright and writer Kevin Lehane sees stars Richard Coyle, Ruth Bradley, Russell Tovey star alongside Derry actress Bronagh Gallagher – and they arrived in Inishowen last December with 100 staff and crew!The famous Five Finger Strand, Malin Town, Moville and Malin Head were all used as locations for the comedy horror. The film, about the invasion of an Irish fishing village by giant squid-like creatures, was was backed by the Irish Film Board.Producer Tracy Brimm said the crew had an “extraordinary experience” filming in Ireland.“The beautiful Donegal landscape is a featured character in Grabbers , and we had an extraordinary experience shooting the film in Ireland. We had a terrific team working with us and a very warm local reception,” said Ms Brimm.“Being invited to screen the film in Sundance is an incredible honour and we could not dream of a better platform to launch the film. We have no doubt that this will put Ireland in the spotlight and will certainly shine a light on some great Irish talent with a big future ahead of them, especially screenwriter Kevin Lehane and actress Ruth Bradley.” Aideen Doherty of the Donegal Film Office also welcomed the announcement. “Grabbers featuring at Sundance confirms that it is always worthwhile to jump at every opportunity that comes our way. We are committed to ensuring that Donegal is seen as a viable location for film,” said Ms Doherty.The Sundance Film Festival was founded by the actor Robert Redford. It is the largest independent cinema festival in the US with more than 50,000 people attending screenings in Park City, Utah.DONEGAL MOVIE SET FOR BIG-TIME AFTER TOP HONOUR was last modified: December 2nd, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegaldonegal screenMalinMalin Headmovillelast_img read more