Ramires

  • World Cup 2014: James Rodriguez needs special attention, says Brazil's Ramires July 2, 2014

    Brazil's midfielder Ramires says the five-time World Champions need to be wary of Colombia's key man James Rodriguez during their World Cup quarter-final face-off in Fortaleza on Friday. "I have never played against him before, but I had seen him since he was in Porto, I watch the Portuguese channels and...
  • Chelsea trio charged by FA after Sunderland defeat April 24, 2014

    Chelsea were hit with disciplinary action by the English FA on Wednesday as manager Jose Mourinho, midfielder Ramires and coach Rui Faria were charged following last week's Premier League home defeat against Sunderland. Ramires, who could now miss their top-of-the-table clash with Liverpool on Sunday, was hit with a violent conduct...
  • Aston Villa beat league leaders Chelsea 1-0 in EPL March 16, 2014

    Birmingham: Aston Villa beat nine-man Chelsea 1-0 in an English Premier League game that saw manager Jose Mourinho sent to the stands in the closing stages on Saturday. Visiting Chelsea thought they took the lead in the 41st minute when midfielder Nemanja Matic poked home from close range following a corner,...
  • No divers at Chelsea, says Jose Mourinho January 6, 2014

    London: Chelsea are not a team of divers, according to manager Jose Mourinho, whose side had a player booked for the offence for the second week running on Sunday. Midfielder Ramires was cautioned by referee Andre Marriner for simulation in the FA Cup third round 2-0 victory over Derby County. Fellow...
  • Unconvincing Chelsea beat Palace 2-1 to go 2nd in Premier League December 14, 2013

    London: An unconvincing Chelsea beat relegation-threatened Crystal Palace 2-1 on Saturday to provisionally move second in the Premier League, only two points behind leader Arsenal. Fernando Torres scored in the 16th minute at Stamford Bridge before Joel Ward set up Marouane Chamakh to equalise for the visitors in the 29th. Six minutes...
  • Ramires brace helps Chelsea thrash Bucharest October 2, 2013

    Bucharest: Brazil midfielder Ramires scored twice as Chelsea got their Champions League Group E campaign back on track with a 4-0 demolition job on Steaua Bucharest at the National Arena on Tuesday. Slick-passing Chelsea, surprisingly beaten at home 2-1 by Swiss club Basel last month, dominated from start to finish and...
  • Ramires, Maicon recalled to Brazil squad for freindlies August 22, 2013

    Rio de Janeiro Chelsea midfielder Ramires and Roma right-back Maicon have been recalled for Brazil's international friendlies against Australia and Portugal next month. Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Julio Cesar was also named in coach Luiz Felipe Scolari's 22-man squad on Wednesday despite not having played a match since the Confederations...
  • Maicon, Ramires back in Brazil team for friendlies August 21, 2013

    Sao Paulo: World Cup veteran right back Maicon and Chelsea midfielder Ramires are back in Brazil's squad for the friendlies against Australia and Portugal in September. Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari also picked goalkeeper Julio Cesar even though the player hasn't participated in an official match since the Confederations Cup. Maicon, newly signed...
  • Chelsea's Ramires glad to make up for missing Munich May 16, 2013

    Amsterdam: Midfielder Ramires said he felt much calmer helping Chelsea to a 2-1 win over Benfica in a tense Europa League final than he had watching last year's Champions League victory from the stands. The Brazilian international, a tireless runner, told Reuters in an interview that Wednesday night's victory...
  • Injured Ramires to miss Brazil-Italy friendly March 19, 2013

    Rio de Janeiro: Cheslea midfielder Ramires is the latest player to be axed from Brazil's squad to face Italy in Geneva on Thursday due to injury. Ramires suffered a strained right adductor during Chelsea's 2-0 Premier League victory over West Ham on Sunday. He is also in doubt for Brazil's...
  • Chelsea rout Aston Villa 8-0 in Premier League December 24, 2012

    London: Chelsea produced their most ruthless attacking display in more than two years on Sunday to crush Aston Villa with a record-equaling 8-0 Premier League victory for the club. The Blues ripped Villa apart with ease after Fernando Torres headed in the opener after just three minutes, with seven different...
  • Clattenburg cleared of Chelsea racism allegations November 22, 2012

    London: Referee Mark Clattenburg was cleared on Thursday by the English Football Association of using racist language toward a Chelsea player during a Premier League match. Chelsea midfielder Ramires said he heard Clattenburg tell teammate John Obi Mikel "shut up you monkey" during the Oct. 28 match against Manchester United at...
  • Chelsea thrash Nordsjaelland 4-0 in Champions League October 3, 2012

    Copenhagen: Chelsea scored three late goals for a 4-0 win over FC Nordsjaelland in the Champions League on Tuesday that wasn't quite as comfortable as the scoreline suggested. Juan Mata scored two goals while David Luiz and Ramires added one each to give the defending champion its first win of the...
  • Liverpool shatter Chelsea's top-four dreams May 9, 2012

    Liverpool: Liverpool took advantage of Chelsea's erratic defending to earn an emphatic 4-1 win on Tuesday, gaining a small measure of revenge for Saturday's FA Cup final loss and putting the Blues out of contention for fourth place in the English Premier League. Three days after Chelsea beat Liverpool 2-1 at...