Chelsea

  • Chelsea's Diego Costa to face Manchester City, despite fitness fight 14 minutes ago

    London: Diego Costa will play for Chelsea against Premier League champions Manchester City this weekend despite not being 100 percent fit, manager Jose Mourinho said on Friday. The 32 million pounds($52.22 million) Brazil-born Spain striker, who has scored seven goals in four Premier League games since joining from Atletico Madrid, is...
  • Eyes on Lampard as Manchester City and Chelsea renew rivalry 7 hours 39 minutes ago

    Frank Lampard could make an emotional appearance against former club Chelsea this weekend as his new employers Manchester City host Jose Mourinho's side in an early showdown between the Premier League's heavyweights. Lampard, who became a talismanic figure at Stamford Bridge before leaving in the close-season after 10 successful years, is...
  • Diego Costa can't play every match because of injury, says Mourinho Yesterday

    Striker Diego Costa, who has scored seven goals for Chelsea in his first four Premier League games, cannot play more than once a week because of a hamstring problem, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has said. Mourinho, looking down in the dumps after Chelsea could only draw 1-1 with Schalke 04 in...
  • Champions League: Bayern edge City; big wins for Roma, Porto Yesterday

    Bayern Munich scored a 90th-minute goal to beat Manchester City 1-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday, while Barcelona had an easier time edging APOEL 1-0. Bayern defender Jerome Boateng's powerful shot appeared to deflect off team-mate Mario Goetze, rising up and beyond the dive of his former City team-mate Joe...
  • Champions League: Chelsea held to a 1-1 draw by Schalke Yesterday

    Schalke 04 halted the Chelsea juggernaut when they drew 1-1 in their Champions League Group G opener at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, handing a wake-up call to the London club who had won their first four games of the season. After Cesc Fabregas put Chelsea ahead with his first goal for...
  • Champions League: Chelsea, Costa set to heap more misery on Schalke 2 days ago

    The good news for Schalke 04's defenders as they prepare to face Chelsea in their opening Champions League Group G match on Wednesday is that striker Diego Costa is nursing a slight hamstring injury. The bad news is that even without being fully fit he has scored seven goals in his...
  • Chelsea must avoid Europa League, says Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho 3 days ago

    Jose Mourinho insists his Chelsea side must do "everything" they can to qualify for the next stage of the Champions League and avoid the chance of dropping down into the Europa League. Speaking ahead of Chelsea's opening Group G match against Schalke 04 at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, the Chelsea manager...
  • Chelsea expect Eden Hazard to sign new deal 3 days ago

    Chelsea are confident that Belgium midfielder Eden Hazard will commit his long-term future to the Premier League club by signing a new contract, manager Jose Mourinho said on Tuesday. Hazard, who was Chelsea's top scorer with 14 league goals last season, has established himself as an talismanic playmaker since his arrival...
  • Former Chelsea striker joins Mumbai City FC in Indian Super League 3 days ago

    Nicolas Anelka has become the latest high-profile name to sign up for the inaugural Indian Super League (ISL) after the Mumbai franchise announced the signing of the former French striker on Monday. The 35-year-old, who has played for a host of English Premier League clubs including Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal and...
  • I no longer talk to John Terry, says Rio Ferdinand 5 days ago

    London: Rio Ferdinand says he no longer talks to John Terry because his former England teammate has never apologized to him or his brother Anton over the racism scandal that scarred English football. Terry was banned for four matches and fined for a racial slur against Anton Ferdinand during a Premier...
  • Southampton thrash Newcastle 4-0, Tottenham play draw against Sunderland 5 days ago

    Both sets of fans called for Newcastle manager Alan Pardew to be fired after Southampton thrashed the demoralised Magpies 4-0 in the English Premier League with Graziano Pelle inspiring Ronald Koeman's new-look side at St Mary's on Saturday. Summer signing Pelle's brace was complemented by goals from Jack Cork and Morgan...
  • Costa scores a hat-trick as Chelsea beat Swansea 4-2 6 days ago

    London: Diego Costa scored a hat trick as Chelsea opened an early gap atop the Premier League standings with a 4-2 win over Swansea, ending the visitors' perfect start to the season. Costa made sure Chelsea recovered from John Terry's early own goal as the Brazil-born Spain forward continued his...
  • Chelsea sweating on Costa's fitness 6 days ago

    London: Chelsea are sweating on the fitness of Diego Costa and the Premier League leaders will do all they can to get him fit to face Swansea City on Saturday. The powerful striker has made a blistering start to his Stamford Bridge career, scoring four goals in three appearances since leaving...
  • Arsenal and Manchester City hoping to jump-start campaigns 6 days ago

    London: Arsenal and Manchester City meet at The Emirates on Saturday when both teams will seek to roar into life after making spluttering starts to their Premier League campaigns. A month after demolishing City 3-0 in the Community Shield at Wembley, seventh-placed Arsenal have failed to reach the same high notes,...
  • Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois signs new five-year deal 1 week ago

    Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has signed a new five-year contract with Chelsea, the Premier League club said on Thursday. The 22-year-old, who joined the west Londoners from Belgian side KRC Genk in 2011, has replaced Petr Cech as Chelsea's first-choice goalkeeper this season after spending the previous three years on loan...
  • ISL: Mumbai City FC in 'advanced talks' with former Chelsea striker Anelka September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Nicolas Anelka could be part of the Indian Super League football tournament as Mumbai City FC's negotiations with the former France and Chelsea striker are at an "advanced" stage. The 35-year-old Anelka has already been sent a contract and he is expected to decide on it very soon. "Talks are...
  • Spain still struggling to get the best out of Diego Costa September 5, 2014

    Madrid: Spain's 1-0 friendly defeat to France on Thursday showed coach Vicente del Bosque still has to find the right formula to get the best out of forward Diego Costa as he seeks to rejuvenate the team after a woeful World Cup. Brazil-born Costa's goals for Atletico Madrid last season led...
  • English Premier League the biggest winner as talent pours in September 3, 2014

    For Manchester United, the answer to a slump in form or a crisis of confidence comes in 50 pound notes. Millions of them. The giants of Old Trafford haemorrhaged almost 150 million pounds ($247.9 million) in the last few weeks, dressing the likes of Angel di Maria, Marcos Rojo and Falcao...
  • Cesar Azpilicueta signs 5-year deal with Chelsea September 2, 2014

    London: Spain defender Cesar Azpilicueta has signed a new five-year deal with Chelsea. The 25-year-old full back established himself as a regular at Chelsea last season after joining from Marseille in August 2012, and also is a key part of the Spanish national team. He won the players' player of the year...
  • Fernando Torres completes loan move to AC Milan from Chelsea August 31, 2014

    Milan: AC Milan have completed the signing of Fernando Torres on a loan deal from Chelsea. In a brief statement on Sunday, Milan confirmed they have signed Torres on a two-year loan deal. The 30-year-old Torres was welcomed by more than 200 fans when he arrived at Milan's Linate airport early Saturday...
  • Chelsea sign France forward Loic Remy from Queens Park Rangers August 31, 2014

    Chelsea have bolstered their attacking options by signing France forward Loic Remy from Premier League rivals Queens Park Rangers on a four-year deal, the 2012 European champions announced on Sunday. The pacy Remy, 27, arrives at Stamford Bridge after Chelsea activated a 10.5 million pound buyout clause ($17.42 million) in the...
  • Chelsea's Diego Costa must respect opponents, says Roberto Martinez August 31, 2014

    Chelsea striker Diego Costa needs to learn to show respect to opponents after the Spaniard goaded Everton players during their pulsating 6-3 English Premier League win on Saturday, Toffees coach Roberto Martinez said. New signing Costa taunted Seamus Coleman after the Irish defender's own goal put Chelsea 3-1 ahead at Goodison...
  • Loic Remy set to become Torres' replacement at Chelsea August 31, 2014

    London: Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy is heading for Chelsea after the 2012 European champions activated a 10.5 million pounds buyout clause in the French international's contract on Saturday. Manager Harry Redknapp said QPR's west London neighbours had secured a bargain in their efforts to sign a replacement for AC...
  • I must get best out of Torres, says AC Milan coach Inzaghi August 31, 2014

    Filippo Inzaghi is hoping he can bring back the glory days for Fernando Torres when the Spaniard completes his two-year loan move to AC Milan, the club's new coach said on Saturday. The 30-year-old Chelsea striker has yet to pass a medical and agree personal terms at the San Siro but...
  • Jose Mourinho unhappy at Chelsea defence in nine-goal thriller August 31, 2014

    Television viewers around the world were treated to a dazzling exhibition of attacking football when Chelsea beat Everton 6-3 in an extraordinary game on Saturday but visiting manager Jose Mourinho was hardly purring with joy. Mourinho's teams are traditionally rock solid at the back and he was disappointed Chelsea let in...
  • Diego Costa nets double as Chelsea beat Everton 6-3 in a goal-fest August 31, 2014

    Liverpool: Diego Costa scored in the first and last minutes to lead Chelsea to a 6-3 win over Everton in a wild shootout Saturday, leaving the title favorites with maximum points from their opening three matches in the Premier League. Chelsea displayed their new-found attacking sparkle with a ruthless performance at...
  • AC Milan hopeful that Fernando Torres can re-ignite career August 30, 2014

    Milan: AC Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi is hoping to guide Fernando Torres back to form. AC Milan signed Torres from Chelsea on a two-year loan deal on, subject to a medical which the Spanish striker was undergoing on Saturday. "I've talked to Torres, even though he still has to complete medical tests,"...
  • Chelsea face Everton, Manchester United look for win against Burnley August 30, 2014

    From the World Cup semi-finals to a bruising introduction in Britain, Louis van Gaal's fortunes have changed rapidly inside two months. The coach who led the Netherlands to a third-place finish at the World Cup enters his fourth match as Manchester United manager still searching for his first win. Chelsea will face...
  • Fernando Torres heads to AC Milan on loan from Chelsea August 30, 2014

    London: Chelsea have agreed terms with AC Milan for striker Fernando Torres to join the Serie A club in a two-year loan deal. The Premier League club and Milan announced the agreement on their websites Friday, adding that "the move is now subject to Fernando agreeing personal terms with AC Milan...