CHELSEA

  • Mourinho plan worked very well against United: Cesc Fabregas 18 hours 33 minutes ago

    London: Chelsea playmaker Cesc Fabregas has saluted the strategy employed by Jose Mourinho for Saturday's 1-0 win over Manchester United, a victory that took the Londoners 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League. Towering midfielder Marouane Fellaini was instrumental in United's run of six successive victories leading up...
  • Jose Mourinho hails Chelsea's sparkling match-winner Hazard 2 days ago

    Eden Hazard underlined his claims to be voted Player of the Year with another match-winning display as Premier League leaders Chelsea stormed 10 points clear with a 1-0 victory over Manchester United on Saturday. The Belgium winger provided an effortless finish in the 38th minute, side-footing the ball between the legs...
  • EPL: Chelsea two games from title after beating Manchester United 2 days ago

    London: Chelsea's 1-0 win over Manchester United on Saturday opened up a 10-point lead and sent the engravers off to sharpen their tools as the Londoners' name looks set to be carved on the Premier League trophy. Chelsea's performances have been far from dazzling in recent weeks but Eden Hazard's first-half...
  • Hazard sends Chelsea 10 points clear by clinching Manchester United win 2 days ago

    London: Eden Hazard propelled Chelsea closer to their first English Premier League title in five years on Saturday by clinching a 1-0 victory over Manchester United that established a 10-point lead. It hasn't been a convincing title run-in - with Chelsea winning seven of their last 10 league games but only...
  • EPL: Manchester United look to stop Chelsea's march to the title 3 days ago

    Manchester United's resurgence in the Premier League will be given the ultimate test when the team heads to Stamford Bridge on Saturday bidding to halt Chelsea's march to the title. The league trophy is looming into view for Chelsea, which is seven points clear with a game in hand and needs...
  • Beating Manchester United will not make Chelsea champions: Mourinho 3 days 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...
  • Manchester United short of defensive options for Chelsea game 3 days ago

    Manchester United's Michael Carrick, Marcos Rojo, Phil Jones and Daley Blind will miss Saturday's Premier League clash against leaders Chelsea because of injury, manager Louis van Gaal said on Friday. "It is the worst scenario," Van Gaal told a news conference. "Marcos and Phil can both play left central defender and Jonny...
  • Manchester United, Barcelona and Chelsea to play in US in pre-season tour 5 days ago

    Barcelona, Manchester United and Chelsea will headline the 2015 International Champions Cup in the United States in July, organisers said on Wednesday. The pre-season tournament, which has attracted huge attendances across the States, will feature 10 clubs in its third year, including three from North America's Major League Soccer. Barcelona, 22-times...
  • Jose Mourinho hails Petr Cech's exemplary attitude 1 week 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...
  • Manchester United warn Chelsea about 'fantastic' Fellaini 1 week ago

    London: Chelsea will have to be wary of the danger posed by the in-form Marouane Fellaini when Manchester United visit Stamford Bridge on Saturday, according to his team mates Ashley Young and Chris Smalling. Fellaini has played a key role in United's run of six straight league wins and the towering...
  • QPR to probe missile-throwing incident in Chelsea game 1 week ago

    London: Queens Park Rangers have launched an investigation after Chelsea players were pelted by objects thrown from the crowd in Sunday's West London Derby. Branislav Ivanovic was hurt when he was struck by a lighter as Chelsea celebrated an 88th-minute goal by Cesc Fabregas that gave them a 1-0 win and...
  • Chelsea fortunate to win, but Jose Mourinho does not care April 12, 2015

    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...
  • EPL: Cesc Fabregas strikes late as Chelsea beat QPR 1-0 April 12, 2015

    London: Cesc Fabregas scored an 88th-minute winner with Chelsea's first shot on target as the Premier League leaders beat local rival Queens Park Rangers 1-0 to edge closer to the title on Sunday. A mis-hit clearance by QPR goalkeeper Robert Green was picked up by Eden Hazard and the Belgium winger...
  • Chelsea's Diego Costa not expected back until next month April 10, 2015

    Chelsea's leading scorer Diego Costa is likely to miss the next four games as his club attempt to regain the Premier League title, manager Jose Mourinho said on Friday. That means sitting out key matches against title rivals Arsenal and Manchester United as well as relegation strugglers Queens Park Rangers and...
  • In-form Arsenal hope to gun down Chelsea, says Arsene Wenger April 9, 2015

    London: Arsenal are still playing catch-up to Chelsea but the in-from Gunners will be ready to pounce if the leaders suffer from some end of season yips, manager Arsene Wenger said on Thursday. Arsenal are riding high in the Premier League and have shot up to second with 63 points from...
  • Chelsea bid for FC Tokyo striker Yoshinori Muto April 9, 2015

    English Premier League leaders Chelsea have bid for FC Tokyo's Japanese international striker Yoshinori Muto, the J-League side said on Thursday. The 22-year-old, who has scored once for his country in 11 appearances, has "not made any decision yet" on a possible move, Kyodo News reported the Japanese club as saying...
  • Eden Hazard and Nemanja Matic make Chelsea tick, says Mario Melchiot April 6, 2015

    London: Eden Hazard and Nemanja Matic are the two players who make things tick for Premier League leaders Chelsea, according to former Stamford Bridge defender Mario Melchiot. The ex-Dutch international right back returned to his old hunting ground on Saturday to watch the Londoners go seven points clear at the top...
  • Chelsea beat Stoke City to move closer to the Premier League title April 5, 2015

    London: Chelsea responded to conceding from Charlie Adam's ultra long-range strike and losing Diego Costa to a hamstring injury by beating Stoke 2-1, moving seven points clear at the top of the Premier League on Saturday. Adam's 65-yard (meter) shot from inside his own half soared over Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois,...
  • 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...
  • Arsenal awaiting decision on Chelsea keeper Petr Cech April 1, 2015

    London: English Premier League (EPL) side Arsenal are awaiting clarification regarding Petr Cech's future before making a move for the Chelsea goalkeeper. The Czech Republic international is set to leave Chelsea this summer, with the club now prepared to part with the keeper -- but only for 10 million pounds or...
  • Chelsea captain John Terry signs for another season March 26, 2015

    London: Chelsea captain John Terry has extended his contract for another season. The 34-year-old defender has been one of the team's key players as Chelsea have established a six-point lead at the top of the Premier League. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says "this new contract is not to say, 'Thank you very...
  • Petr Cech wants to leave Chelsea March 26, 2015

    London: Goalkeeper Petr Cech has said he wants to leave Premier league club Chelsea in the summer because he does not want to be second choice to Thibaut Courtois for another season. The 32-year-old, who has been with the Blues since 2004, was unsatisfied with his status for having made only...
  • Chelsea fans to contest banning orders for Paris incident March 26, 2015

    London: Five Chelsea fans will contest the implementation of football banning orders for their suspected involvement in an incident where a black man was blocked from boarding a subway train in Paris. The fans attended a magistrates' court in London on Wednesday for a preliminary hearing after being served with summons...
  • Petr Cech says he will leave Chelsea after this season March 24, 2015

    Long-serving goalkeeper Petr 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 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...
  • Chelsea edge Hull City 3-2 to remain 6 points clear at EPL summit March 22, 2015

    Loic Remy made an immediate impact after coming off the bench on Sunday to ensure Chelsea avoided another setback in their pursuit of the Premier League title by clinching a 3-2 victory at Hull. A week after Chelsea were held by Southampton, the fortuitous winner came after substitute Remy's shot squirmed...
  • 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...
  • Battle for Champions League spots hot up as Liverpool host Manchester United March 21, 2015

    London: Something will have to give when in-form Liverpool and bitter rivals Manchester United clash in one of the Premier League's showcase fixtures at Anfield on Sunday. Liverpool have won their last five league games and eight of their last nine and meet a United side who have won their last...