CHELSEA

  • Chelsea sign tire company Yokohama as new jersey sponsor 5 hours 9 minutes ago

    London: Chelsea have signed Japanese tire manufacturer Yokohama as their new jersey sponsor in a deal that could be worth more than $300 million for the English Premier League leader. The Yokohama Rubber Company's branding will appear on Chelsea's kit from the start of the 2015-16 season, replacing South Korean electronics...
  • On 40th birthday, Chelsea Handler poses topless Yesterday

    Los Angeles: Comedian Chelsea Handler celebrated her 40th birthday by posing topless and by showing off her medical marijuana card. Handler turned 40 Wednesday and to celebrate the occasion, her friend Whitney Cummings shared a photograph of the two of them together, reports aceshowbiz.com. In the photograph, Handler is seen topless with...
  • Chelsea to appeal against Nemanja Matic red card v Burnley: report 3 days ago

    London: Chelsea are to appeal against the red card shown to Nemanja Matic during Saturday's 1-1 Premier League home draw with Burnley, according to Sky Sports. Matic was sent off in the 70th minute at Stamford Bridge for his violent reaction to a studs-up challenge from Burnley's Ashley Barnes. But the FA...
  • Younger brother of Eden Hazard leaves Chelsea for Germany 3 days ago

    London: The younger brother of Chelsea winger Eden Hazard has left the Premier League club and joined German team Borussia Moenchengladbach. The 21-year-old Thorgan Hazard didn't play a competitive match for Chelsea after signing in 2012 - in the same summer as Eden joined from Lille. Thorgan Hazard spent two full seasons...
  • Chelsea fan apologises over Paris Metro racism 4 days ago

    London: A former police officer and Chelsea fan apologised for his involvement in an alleged racist incident involving football supporters on a Paris Metro train. Footage posted online last week showed supporters blocking a man named as Souleymane S from boarding a metro train in the French capital and chanting "we're...
  • Jose Mourinho queries English refereeing standards 4 days ago

    London: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho made a surprise appearance on a British soccer television show on Sunday, to query the standard of refereeing he has seen this season. Mourinho, whose side drew 1-1 at home to Burnley on Saturday, was frustrated that referee Martin Atkinson sent off Nemanja Matic in the...
  • Tight-lipped Jose Mourinho tries to conceal fury 5 days ago

    Jose Mourinho tried to conceal his obvious anger at the incidents which he clearly believed had cost Premier League leaders Chelsea victory over Burnley on Saturday. After the 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea's manager repeatedly told TV interviewers that there were four moments in the game "where you can write...
  • Premier League leader Chelsea held 1-1 by struggling Burnley 5 days ago

    London: Premier League leader Chelsea were stunned by relegation-threatened Burnley on Saturday, conceding a late goal after being reduced to 10 men in a 1-1 draw on Saturday. Ben Mee headed in from a corner in the 81st minute to cancel out Branislav Ivanovic's first-half opener for Chelsea. The corner was earned...
  • Chelsea ban two more over racist incident in Paris 6 days ago

    London: Chelsea have banned two more people, bringing the total to five, from their Stamford Bridge stadium following a probe into a racist incident captured in amateur video footage on the Paris Metro. "If it is deemed there is sufficient evidence of their involvement in the incident the club will issue...
  • Jose Mourinho urges referees to protect Chelsea winger Hazard 6 days ago

    Eden Hazard has asked Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho to find him shin pads that also protect the back of his legs after suffering a record number of fouls in the Premier League and European competition this season. Mourinho, who urged referees to offer the tricky Belgium forward more protection, said Hazard...
  • Jose Mourinho 'ashamed' by racist Chelsea fans 1 week ago

    England: Jose Mourinho felt ashamed by racist fans who pushed a black passenger off a metro train in Paris and he hopes the victim will accept an invitation to watch a game at Stamford Bridge to prove such behaviour was not a reflection of the real Chelsea. The man, named only...
  • Chelsea suspend three fans after racist incident in Paris 1 week ago

    London: Chelsea have suspended three people from their Stamford Bridge stadium following an investigation into a racist incident, captured in amateur video footage on the Paris metro, the club said on Thursday. The video appeared to show fans of the London team chanting "we're racist and that's the way we like...
  • Champions League: Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City have tough task ahead February 19, 2015

    It's that time of the year again. The Champions League has reached its knockout stages and many are left wondering to the pedigree of the English teams remaining in the European competetion. After Liverpool's exit in the group stages, the task of carrying forward the English contingent rests on Arsenal, Manchester...
  • Champions League: Chelsea condemn fans filmed in Paris racist incident February 18, 2015

    Chelsea Football Club have condemned an incident, captured in amateur video footage in the Paris metro, that shows fans pushing a black man off a train and chanting "we're racist". The video was filmed before Chelsea's Champions League match against Paris St Germain at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris...
  • Champions League: Chelsea get crucial away goal at PSG in 1-1 draw February 18, 2015

    Striker Edinson Cavani gave Paris Saint-Germain a Champions League lifeline on Tuesday with a second-half equaliser as his team battled to a 1-1 draw with Chelsea in the last 16. After defender Branislav Ivanovic put Chelsea ahead in the 36th minute of the first-leg match with a looping header, Cavani equalised...
  • Champions League: Chelsea face PSG test; Real Madrid take on Schalke in round of 16 February 17, 2015

    Paris: Cristiano Ronaldo finds himself in a rare position: the goals are drying up for the Real Madrid star. The Ballon d'Or winner has not scored in his past three games and has netted just four times in the past 10 - totally unexpected giving that he started the season...
  • David Luiz won't celebrate if he scores against Chelsea February 16, 2015

    London: Paris St Germain defender David Luiz, who risked long-term injury by playing for Chelsea in the 2012 Champions League final, will not celebrate if he scores against his old club in their last 16 first-leg tie on Tuesday. The Brazil centre half, sold in June for a fee that media...
  • Diego Costa bemoans exaggerated reaction to challenges February 14, 2015

    Under-fire striker Diego Costa, set to return for Chelsea's Champions League tie at Paris St Germain on Tuesday following a three-match ban, believes his on-field challenges sometimes provoke "exaggerated reactions". The Brazilian-born Spanish international was heavily criticised after incurring a suspension for stamping on Liverpool's Emre Can in a League Cup...
  • Chelsea have improved since I left, says David Luiz February 13, 2015

    London: As David Luiz geared up to play against former club Chelsea in next week's Champions League last 16 first-leg tie, the Paris St Germain player said the Premier League leaders had improved as a team since he left eight months ago. The centre half, who was sold to PSG for...
  • Chelsea and Everton charged for mass scuffle February 13, 2015

    Chelsea and Everton have been charged by the FA after Wednesday's stormy Premier League encounter but Branislav Ivanovic will face no action for his clash with James McCarthy. "Both Chelsea and Everton have been charged by the FA for failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or...
  • Eden Hazard signs new long term contract with Chelsea February 12, 2015

    London: Chelsea winger Eden Hazard has signed a new 5 1/2-year contract with the English Premier League leaders. The Belgium international has been one of the league's best players this season, scoring 13 goals, and was Chelsea's top scorer and player of the year last season. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says on...
  • Late Willian goal helps league leaders Chelsea edge past Everton February 12, 2015

    London: Willian scored from outside the penalty area following a punchout by American goalkeeper Tim Howard of a cross in the 89th minute, giving Chelsea a 1-0 win over Everton on Wednesday night that maintained a seven-point in the English Premier League. Howard played for the first time since injuring a...
  • Chelsea's seven-point lead not decisive, says Jose Mourinho February 10, 2015

    London: The English Premier League is so competitive that a seven-point lead at the top of the table with 14 matches to go is no guarantee of winning the title, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said on Tuesday. Chelsea opened up that gap when they won 2-1 at Aston Villa on Saturday...
  • Cesc Fabregas poised for Chelsea recall against Everton February 10, 2015

    London: Chelsea playmaker Cesc Fabregas is likely to be back for the home game with Everton in the Premier League in midweek after missing two matches with a hamstring problem. "I think he plays on Wednesday because on Saturday it was a decision to protect him," manager Jose Mourinho told the...
  • Manchester City cannot afford any more slip-ups, says James Milner February 9, 2015

    London: Manchester City's chances of winning the Premier League title for the third time in four seasons will almost certainly end if they lose at Stoke City and Chelsea beat Everton on Wednesday. The gap between the leaders and the champions widened to seven points on Saturday when Chelsea won 2-1...
  • Seven-point lead means nothing in England, says Jose Mourinho February 8, 2015

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said the Premier League title race is still open despite his team stretching their lead over Manchester City to seven points on Saturday. Branislav Ivanovic secured a 2-1 win for Chelsea at Aston Villa while City needed a late James Milner goal to scrape a 1-1 home...
  • EPL: Chelsea extend lead atop Premier League to 7 points February 7, 2015

    Chelsea extended their Premier League lead to seven points by beating Aston Villa 2-1 on Saturday as Manchester City were held to a 1-1 draw by Hull. Eden Hazard and Branislav Ivanovic netted for Chelsea, either side of Jores Okore's header for Villa, which ended a goal drought of 11 hours...
  • Jose Mourinho continues attack on Financial Fair Play rules February 7, 2015

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has repeated his call for clubs who breach European governing body UEFA's Financial Fair Play rules to be stripped of their titles and docked points. "I don't think a team can be champions when you are punished because you didn't comply with Financial Fair Play (FFP)," Mourinho...
  • EPL: Villa and Hull facing more misery from Chelsea and Man City February 7, 2015

    Things might well get a lot worse before they get any better for relegation-threatened Aston Villa and Hull City who face title-chasing Chelsea and Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday. Villa, who host leaders Chelsea, were accused of being "gutless" by former Villa striker Stan Collymore when they were...
  • Chelsea should be further ahead in title race, says Jose Mourinho February 6, 2015

    London: Chelsea should be more than five points ahead of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League, according to a morose Jose Mourinho who reluctantly returned to speak to the media on Friday after refusing to talk last week. Mourinho, asked why he looked so glum, told reporters: "You...