JOSE MOURINHO

  • Beating Manchester United will not make Chelsea champions: Mourinho 15 hours 3 minutes ago

    The self-styled "Special One" faces what he agreed is a special fixture this weekend but Jose Mourinho refused to accept that beating Manchester United to establish a 10-point lead with six games left would mean Chelsea had won the Premier League. His team are seven points clear with a game in...
  • Jose Mourinho hails Petr Cech's exemplary attitude 4 days ago

    London: Petr Cech may not have been on the field much he has started only four Premier League games this season but manager Jose Mourinho still believes he has made a significant contribution to Chelsea's cause. The giant Czech Republic goalkeeper is in his 11th season at Stamford Bridge having played...
  • Chelsea fortunate to win, but Jose Mourinho does not care 5 days ago

    Chelsea's grinding 1-0 victory against relegation-threatened Queens Park Rangers on Sunday felt like a final according to manager Jose Mourinho whose side cleared another hurdle in their bid for a first Premier League title since 2010. The Premier League-leaders needed an 88th minute Cesc Fabregas goal to secure the points and...
  • No surgery for Diego Costa, says Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho April 4, 2015

    London: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes there will be no need of surgery for Spanish forward Diego Costa who is suffering from a hamstring problem. "I don't believe we'll ever go in the surgery direction," Mourinho was quoted as saying by Xinhua on Friday. "We don't believe in operations. Our medical department...
  • Jose Mourinho ponders Diego Costa omission for Stoke clash April 3, 2015

    London: Chelsea striker Diego Costa is uncertain to start their Premier League game against Stoke City as HE tries to shake off the lingering effects of a hamstring injury, manager Jose Mourinho said on Friday. Costa has physically recovered from the injury he suffered in the 3-2 win at Hull City...
  • Chelsea keeper ready to Cech out after this season March 24, 2015

    Long-serving goalkeeper Peter Cech says he will leave Chelsea rather than spend another season as understudy to Thibaut Courtois. The 32-year-old Czech Republic international has lost his place to the young Belgian this term, starting only four Premier League games and being primarily used in the domestic cup competitions. While accepting manager...
  • Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho indebted to super-sub Remy March 23, 2015

    Jose Mourinho believes he owes a debt to Loic Remy after the striker came off the bench to score the winner in the 3-2 victory over Hull City on Sunday that moves Chelsea six points clear in the Premier League title race. The French striker, who has been used mainly as...
  • No more confrontation says cheery Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho March 21, 2015

    London: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho no longer feels the need to implement a "confrontational leadership" style with his players because their season is going largely to plan. The 52-year-old Portuguese returned to Stamford Bridge for his second spell in charge last season but got off to a disappointing start by his...
  • Champions League exit can help Chelsea, says Jose Mourinho March 20, 2015

    London: Chelsea may have been bitterly disappointed not to be involved in the Champions League quarter-final draw on Friday but manager Jose Mourinho believes their defeat on away goals by Paris St Germain can help them win the Premier League title. Speaking shortly after the draw was made, Mourinho said that...
  • Chelsea will win the league, Jose Mourinho promises March 13, 2015

    Chelsea will win the Premier League this season with the same players who are being criticised for going out of the Champions League to Paris St Germain, their manager Jose Mourinho promised on Friday. The Portuguese said that adding the title to the team's League Cup final victory this month would...
  • Champions League: Mourinho blames Chelsea exit on loss of confidence March 12, 2015

    Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho blamed a mystifying loss of focus and confidence among his players for their shock elimination from the Champions League quarter-finals by 10-man Paris St Germain on Wednesday. "We deserved to be punished with this draw-defeat," Mourinho told reporters after the 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge which produced...
  • Chelsea racism victim declines Jose Mourinho's invite to London match March 11, 2015

    The black man blocked from boarding a Paris Metro by Chelsea fans chanting racist slogans said he was still traumatised and would not accept an invitation from the soccer club to attend the Chelsea-Paris Saint-Germain match in London. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho had invited the French man named only as Souleymane...
  • PSG are most aggressive team we have met: Jose Mourinho March 11, 2015

    London: Jose Mourinho has accused Paris St Germain of being the most aggressive team his Chelsea side have played all season ahead of their Champions League last 16 return leg on Wednesday. Mourinho told a news conference that PSG repeatedly fouled his players in the 1-1 first-leg draw in France last...
  • Chelsea salute rookie Kurt Zouma's role in League Cup final victory March 2, 2015

    Jose Mourinho clearly saw Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen as Tottenham Hotspur's two chief League Cup final weapons and the way the pair were subdued played a key role in Chelsea's 2-0 Wembley triumph. Chelsea fans looked at each other in bewilderment when the teams were announced before kickoff on Sunday,...
  • Jose Mourinho praise small comfort for Mauricio Pochettino March 2, 2015

    It may have been of scant consolation to Mauricio Pochettino after his Tottenham Hotspur side had been soundly beaten at Wembley but his Chelsea conqueror Jose Mourinho believes the Argentine will go on to enjoy major success with Spurs. Following Chelsea's 2-0 triumph in the League Cup final on Sunday, Mourinho...
  • Chelsea, Tottenham face-off in English League Cup final March 1, 2015

    Manchester: In the space of a few hours on Sunday, Chelsea could win its first trophy in Jose Mourinho's second spell as manager and take a big step toward capturing the Premier League title. The first piece of silverware in the English season is up for grabs when London rivals Chelsea...
  • Chelsea made League Cup a serious competition: Jose Mourinho February 27, 2015

    London: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes winning the League Cup 10 years ago revolutionised the competition as Premier League clubs have since started to take it more seriously. Mourinho, whose side play Tottenham Hotspur in the final at Wembley on Sunday, claimed his first piece of silverware with Chelsea in 2005...
  • Jose Mourinho queries English refereeing standards February 23, 2015

    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 February 22, 2015

    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...
  • Chelsea ban two more over racist incident in Paris February 21, 2015

    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 February 21, 2015

    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 February 20, 2015

    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...
  • Jose Mourinho praises Petr Cech and ref after last-gasp Chelsea win February 12, 2015

    Jose Mourinho had a double break with tradition on Wednesday as he strolled on to the pitch to hug goalkeeper Petr Cech then praised a "fantastically disallowed" Chelsea goal shortly before Willian's 89th-minute shot secured a 1-0 home win over Everton. Mourinho usually disappears down the tunnel before the last note...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • EPL: No love lost as Chelsea, Manchester City set for title showdown January 31, 2015

    It is hard to imagine two more different characters than Jose Mourinho and Manuel Pellegrini, so it is no surprise that the Chelsea manager and his Manchester City counterpart seem to rub each other up the wrong way. Their simmering rivalry is set for another chapter in Saturday's top-of-the-table Premier League...