Lucas Piazon risks angering Jose Mourinho with rival manager comments

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Chelsea forward Lucas Piazon has risked angering his manager Jose Mourinho after heaping praise on former Blues boss Roberto Di Matteo and Premier League rival Manuel Pellegrini, two players that the young Brazilian has worked under during his formative years as a professional footballer. (Bleacher Report)

Piazon reflects fondly on Di Matteo's influence after handing him an opportunity to play at Stamford Bridge, and also spoke glowingly about the now Manchester City head coach who helped him during a previous loan spell at Malaga.

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Mourinho and the Chilean tactician exchanged barbs in the build-up and aftermath of Sunday's Premier League encounter, and it's unlikely he'll look favourably upon Piazon's comments about his opposite number.

Praise of Di Matteo could also be perceived as an indirect swipe at the Special One, who has so far been unwilling to play the South American in his first-team in west London.

The 20-year-old currently finds himself on loan in Germany with Bundesliga outfit Eintracht Frankfurt, where he'll be looking to continue his development in the hope of a Chelsea breakthrough next season.

Chelsea gossip:

Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel will discover today if he will have to spend another lengthy spell on the sidelines through injury. (London Evening Standard)

Van Ginkel was carried off on a stretcher just 30 minutes into his AC Milan debut against Empoli last night having joined the Italian giants on a season-long loan at the start of the month.

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois will become one of the world's finest custodians, according to Aston Villa's Brad Guzan. (Daily Express)

The Belgium international has displaced Petr Cech as Jose Mourinho's number one at Stamford Bridge, and has been in impressive form earning praise from his Premier League peer.

Chelsea are chasing 15-year-old goalkeeping starlet Mile Svilar, according to the player's father Ratko. (talkSPORT)

The teen talent - currently on the books at Anderlecht - is being tipped for a bright future in the game, and could follow in the footsteps of Thibaut Courtois by swapping Belgium for Stamford Bridge in the future.

Michael Essien believes former Chelsea team-mate Fernando Torres will become a major hit at AC Milan and expects the Spaniard to score a lot of goals in Italy. (

The £50 million flop opened his account for the Serie 'A' side during a 2-2 draw with Empoli on Tuesday evening, and Essien is confident that it will be the first of many at the San Siro.

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