JOSE MOURINHO

  • No rest in EPL as hectic festive period looms 20 hours 15 minutes ago

    Manchester: While Europe's other big leagues take a breather over the festive period, clubs in the English Premier League begin a traditionally frenzied spell of fixtures that excites fans, exhausts players, tests managers, and potentially defines campaigns. A run of four games in nine or 10 days kicks off on Friday...
  • Chelsea aim to deny rivals Manchester City any festive cheer Yesterday

    The omens are good for a Chelsea side heading into Christmas top of the Premier League tree but manager Jose Mourinho does not want to give title rivals Manchester City any reason to cheer over the festive season. Having beaten Stoke City 2-0 at the Britannia Stadium on Monday, the London...
  • Jose Mourinho heaps praises on 'good friend' Alex Ferguson 2 days ago

    London: English football club Chelsea's coach Jose Mourinho has heaped praise on Alex Ferguson saying the former Manchester United manager is a very good friend and he likes him very much. Mourinho said maximisation of talent have been one of the key features that made Ferguson one of most successful mangers...
  • Capital One Cup: Jose Mourinho to field strong team December 16, 2014

    Jose Mourinho will select a strong Chelsea side out of respect to high-flying Championship team Derby County when they meet in the quarter-finals of the Capital One Cup on Tuesday. Only rested England defender Gary Cahill will not be considered for selection at Derby while playmaking maestro Cesc Fabregas is expected...
  • Mourinho backs Petr Cech to stay ahead of Hull City start December 12, 2014

    London: Out-of-favour goalkeeper Petr Cech will not leave Chelsea in January and has nothing to prove ahead of his first Premier League start of the season against Hull City, manager Jose Mourinho said. The Czech international had been Chelsea's number one for the last 10 years before Thibaut Courtois, who returned...
  • Jose Mourinho ready to give youth a chance against Sporting December 9, 2014

    Chelsea may not need to change their approach after suffering their first defeat of the season at Newcastle United but that will not stop manager Jose Mourinho giving youth a chance against Sporting in the Champions League on Wednesday. Chelsea's blistering start came to an abrupt halt on Saturday when Papiss...
  • Jose Mourinho rails at time-wasting fans and ball boys December 6, 2014

    London: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho turned his ire on Newcastle United' fans and even the ball boys on Saturday after his side's 23-match unbeaten run was ended by a 2-1 Premier League defeat. The Portuguese, whose side were undone by Papiss Cisse's second-half double, accused the home fans of time-wasting. "I think...
  • Trophies, not records matter to unbeaten Chelsea, says Mourinho December 5, 2014

    Unbeaten Chelsea do not care about breaking records, the only thing that matters is winning the Premier League title, manager Jose Mourinho said on Friday. Chelsea have been in scintillating form this season and top the table by six points, having won 11 games and 36 points in their opening 14...
  • Alan Pardew hopes Newcastle can maintain Jose Mourinho hoodoo December 4, 2014

    Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew is hoping his side can continue their Premier League hoodoo over Jose Mourinho at St James' Park when Premier League leaders Chelsea visit the north-east on Saturday. Newcastle will be seeking a third successive home league win over Chelsea at the imposing 52,000 city-centre ground where...
  • EPL: Chelsea aim to make it another Bridge of sighs for Spurs December 3, 2014

    Chelsea will look to stretch one of the longest unbeaten sequences in the top flight when the runaway leaders entertain arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday. There has been little love lost between the fans of both sides since Spurs beat Chelsea 2-1 at Wembley in the first all-London FA Cup...
  • Financial Fair Play is a contradiction, says Jose Mourinho December 2, 2014

    UEFA's Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules are "a contradiction" and only serve to protect big clubs with a long history of success, according to Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho. Mourinho's club spent heavily in the close season to sign Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa but, after losing a number of players, had...
  • Diego Costa banned for Chelsea derby but Mourinho unconcerned November 30, 2014

    London: Diego Costa will miss Chelsea's midweek derby clash with Tottenham Hotspur after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season in Saturday's 0-0 draw at Sunderland but manager Jose Mourinho seems unconcerned. The striker, top scorer for the leaders with 11 Premier League goals this season, is suspended for...
  • Best is yet to come from Chelsea, says Jose Mourinho November 29, 2014

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is confident the best is yet to come from a side unbeaten in 12 Premier League matches and showing no signs of taking their foot off the gas. Chelsea have a six-point advantage over second-placed Southampton and few would predict the title heading anywhere other than Stamford...
  • Champions League: Terry, Drogba score as Chelsea crush Schalke 5-0 November 26, 2014

    Chelsea produced a footballing masterclass to romp to a 5-0 win at Schalke 04 on Tuesday to power into the last 16 of the Champions League and make it a miserable night for former coach Roberto Di Matteo. Captain John Terry headed in a corner after 78 seconds and Brazil midfielder...
  • Champions League: Chelsea eager to seal knockout spot against Schalke November 25, 2014

    Chelsea are well-placed to secure a Champions League knockout stage when they face Schalke 04 in their penultimate Group G game on Tuesday but coach Jose Mourinho warned that any slip up could still prove costly. Chelsea, top on eight points, will advance with a win or even a draw in...
  • Diego Costa is fit: Jose Mourinho November 22, 2014

    London: Jose Mourinho has declared Diego Costa finally free of the hamstring injury that has dogged his Chelsea career but admitted to concerns about how he would cope with their "incredible marathon" of games for the rest of 2014. Costa is expected to start Saturday's game with West Bromwich Albion after...
  • Complacency not a factor for Chelsea, says Mourinho November 21, 2014

    London: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho expects to beat West Bromwich Albion on Saturday but does not believe his side will become complacent in their quest for the Premier League title following an unbeaten start to the season. Having collected 29 points from 11 matches, table-topping Chelsea have a four-point advantage over...
  • Forget fake 6-0 drubbing, Mourinho tells Chelsea November 5, 2014

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has urged his side to forget the "fake" 6-0 drubbing they handed out to Maribor at Stamford Bridge when they meet the Slovenians in their Champions League Group G return on Wednesday. "Normally, to score goals, we need a lot of chances," Mourinho told a news conference...
  • Drogba is proving why he is a Special One, says Mourinho October 29, 2014

    Some Chelsea fans thought manager Jose Mourinho had taken leave of his senses when he decided to bring the ageing Didier Drogba back to the club in the close season. There was a feeling that the 36-year-old Ivorian was well past his best and that returning to Stamford Bridge might tarnish...
  • Jose Mourinho frustrated to let Manchester United break out of jail October 27, 2014

    Manchester: Jose Mourinho shared the honours with former mentor Louis van Gaal as his Chelsea side drew at Manchester United in the Premier league on Sunday, but there was no doubt which of the pair was happier with the 1-1 result. Leading through Didier Drogba's header early in the second half,...
  • Jose Mourinho is a very Special One, says Louis van Gaal October 24, 2014

    Manchester: Louis van Gaal says the visit of Jose Mourinho and his Chelsea side to Old Trafford on Sunday will be extra special for the Manchester United manager as he greets his "modest" former apprentice. The pair have maintained a close relationship since former Barcelona boss Van Gaal gave the self-styled...
  • Costa may return against Manchester United, says Mourinho October 24, 2014

    Diego Costa, Ramires and John Mikel Obi could all return to the Chelsea squad for their Premier League clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday, manager Jose Mourinho said. But striker Loic Remy is definitely out. The three all missed Chelsea's 6-0 Champions League club record win over Maribor on...
  • In-form Chelsea aim to extend lead, Man City face Spurs test October 18, 2014

    London: In case they needed it, the short trip to Crystal Palace will re-focus Chelsea's globe-trotting players on matters at home as the Premier League slips back into gear this weekend after the second international break of the season. Like most of their Premier League rivals, Chelsea's squad was scattered far...
  • No regrets about Aston Villa "handshake", says Jose Mourinho October 17, 2014

    London: Jose Mourinho, criticised by Aston Villa's Paul Lambert and Roy Keane for attempting to shake their hands before the end of Chelsea's recent 3-0 win over Aston Villa, said on Friday he has no regrets and would do it again. Lambert, the Villa manager, and his assistant Keane both refused...
  • Watch: Wenger pushes Mourinho in Arsenal's 2-0 loss against Chelsea October 5, 2014

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho and his Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger became involved in a touchline shoving match during their sides' Premier League encounter at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. Wenger was angered when Mourinho leapt from the dug-out to remonstrate after Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez went down under a challenge from Gary...
  • Mourinho praises 'phenomenal' Fabregas as Arsenal await October 3, 2014

    London: Cesc Fabregas might have been "Made in Arsenal" but all that matters for his manager Jose Mourinho is that he has been playing "phenomenal" football for top-of-the-table Chelsea. As Fabregas prepares to face his old club for the first time, his former manager Arsene Wenger said he passed up a...
  • Diego Costa: the missing piece in the Chelsea jigsaw September 30, 2014

    One of the more favoured words of Sky Sports football commentators is "barnstorming". If, like me, much of your weekend evenings are spent in front of the television set, being transported to various football stadiums across the length and breadth of the United Kingdom, chances are you would be very...
  • Champions League: Mourinho at home in Chelsea's away clash against Sporting September 30, 2014

    Lisbon: It's all level in Group G of the Champions League as the four clubs head into the second set of matches after 1-1 draws. Chelsea play at Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday, with both clubs looking to take control of the group. The London club had the lead over Schalke at Stamford...
  • I am powerless to stop Spain selecting Costa, says Jose Mourinho September 26, 2014

    It is not often that Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho declares: "I am nobody" but he did on Friday when he said he was powerless to stop Spain calling up Diego Costa for international duty despite the striker's injury problems. Asked if he would rather Costa, who has been struggling with a...
  • EPL: The mighty 'Blues' of London September 24, 2014

    One glance across the leading newspapers of England and you will find a popular opinion which seemingly grows with each passing day. "My word, Chelsea are looking strong this year." Backed...