Chelsea

  • Didier Drogba still has killer instinct, says Jose Mourinho 11 hours 44 minutes ago

    Veteran striker Didier Drogba will still strike fear into defenders when he begins his second spell at Chelsea, manager Jose Mourinho said on Friday. "The killer instinct is still there," Mourinho, in an interview with Sky Sports, said of the 36-year-old Ivorian who signed a 12-month contract last month after spells...
  • Expect Chelsea fight for first-choice keeper spot: Mourinho 18 hours 23 minutes ago

    London: Petr Cech is ready to take up the challenge of competing with Thibaut Courtois for the position of Chelsea's number one goalkeeper, manager Jose Mourinho said on Thursday. Belgian international Courtois, 22, has returned to his parent club following a long-term loan spell with La Liga champions Atletico Madrid and...
  • Lukaku wasn't highly motivated at Chelsea: Mourinho Yesterday

    London: Jose Mourinho says striker Romelu Lukaku is a "good kid" but was not motivated enough to fight for a starting spot at Chelsea. The Belgian international moved to Everton for a reported 28 million pounds on Wednesday, having scored 16 goals in 33 appearances while on loan, his second spell...
  • Excited Didier Drogba aims to end Chelsea's five-year title wait 3 days ago

    An excited Didier Drogba is back at Chelsea to try to help the former European champions end a five-year wait to land the Premier League title, he said on Tuesday. The 36-year-old Ivory Coast striker signed a 12-month deal last week to return to Stamford Bridge after having left the club...
  • Didier Drogba rejoins Chelsea on a one-year contract 1 week ago

    London: Didier Drogba rejoined Chelsea on Friday, reuniting one of football's most theatrical characters with flamboyant manager Jose Mourinho. The 36-year-old Ivory Coast international, who was a free agent after spells with Shanghai Shenhua and Galatasaray, signed a season-long deal with the Premier League club. "It was an easy decision. I couldn't...
  • Didier Drogba 'belongs' at Chelsea, says Jose Mourinho 1 week ago

    Didier Drogba's return to Chelsea is a possibility but any decision to re-sign him would be made in a non-emotional way, according to manager Jose Mourinho. "If I bring him back, and the decision has to be made soon, it is because as a player he has qualities to make the...
  • Frank Lampard joins New York City on two-year contract July 24, 2014

    Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has signed for new Major League Soccer (MLS) club New York City FC on a two-year contract, the team said on Thursday. Lampard became New York's second major signing following the arrival of ex-Barcelona and Spain forward David Villa to the club which will join MLS...
  • Tiago signs new two-year deal with Atletico Madrid July 22, 2014

    Portuguese midfielder Tiago has signed a new two-year deal with Atletico Madrid, the La Liga champions confirmed on Tuesday, ruling out a possible return to former club Chelsea. The 33-year-old originally turned down offers of a new contract at the Calderon and was widely reported to be set for a switch...
  • Chelsea confirm signing of defender Filipe Luis July 19, 2014

    London: Chelsea have completed the signing of Brazilian defender Filipe Luis from La Liga champions Atletico Madrid on a three-year deal, the Premier League side said on Friday. The 28-year-old arrives at Stamford Bridge for a fee reported to be 20 million pounds ($34.24 million) as a replacement for Ashley Cole,...
  • Besiktas, Chelsea agree on Demba Ba's transfer July 18, 2014

    Istanbul: Turkish club Besiktas says they have finalized a deal with Chelsea for Senegalese striker Demba Ba's move to Istanbul. Besiktas said on Friday they would pay Chelsea 6 million euros ($8.1 million) in five installments until 2026, under the deal. Ba, who agreed to a four-year contract, will get 2.5 million...
  • Chelsea sign Filipe Luis from Atletico Madrid July 16, 2014

    London: Chelsea says a deal has been struck with Atletico Madrid to sign defender Filipe Luis. The Premier League club says the transfer is dependent on the 28-year-old Luis agreeing personal terms. The Brazilian will be filling the void left by Ashley Cole, who was allowed to leave Stamford Bridge when his...
  • Striker Diego Costa signs five-year Chelsea contract July 15, 2014

    London: Spain striker Diego Costa has completed his move to Chelsea from Atletico Madrid. Chelsea announced on Tuesday that Costa signed a five-year contract, two weeks after the London club agreed to meet the player's reported buyout clause of 38 million euros ($52 million). Costa scored 35 goals last season to help...
  • Veteran defender Ashley Cole joins Roma July 7, 2014

    Rome: Roma says veteran English defender Ashley Cole has joined the Italian capital club. The 33-year-old left back was a free agent after his Chelsea contract expired, having been restricted to 17 Premier League appearances last season. Roma said Monday on its website that Cole's two-year contract has the option to extend...
  • Chelsea sign Costa from Atletico Madrid July 1, 2014

    Chelsea have signed Spain World Cup striker Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid, the Stamford Bridge club said in a statement on Tuesday. The transfer fee was not disclosed but Costa's buyout clause at Atletico was about 40 million euros ($54.56 million). Costa featured in Spain's failed campaign at the World Cup and...
  • Ashley Cole and Eto'o leave Chelsea but veteran Schwarzer stays July 1, 2014

    London: England defender Ashley Cole and Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o have left Chelsea but former Australia goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer has signed a new one-year deal, the club said in a statement on Tuesday. Eto'o and Cole, both 33, had been expected to leave the Premier League side after their contracts came...
  • Mark Schwarzer signs new 1-year contract with Chelsea July 1, 2014

    Australian goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer has signed a new one-year contract with Chelsea. Schwarzer moved to Chelsea last year on a free transfer from Fulham and proved a reliable backup to Petr Cech. He made 12 starts with the team, as well as a substitute appearance in the first leg of the Champions...
  • Spain's Diego Costa sees his future at Chelsea June 20, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Defending champions Spain's early exit from the World Cup has left striker Diego Costa pondering a move from Atletico Madrid to Chelsea. The Brazilian-born Costa said that his future is at Chelsea, reports EFE. Costa's remarks came after the defending champions' 0-2 defeat by Chile in the World...
  • EPL 2014-15 schedule: Manchester City draw Liverpool at home in 2nd round June 18, 2014

    London: Champions Manchester City begin the defence of their English Premier League title away to Newcastle then face Liverpool at home. Manchester United, with new Dutch manager Louis van Gaal, have a favorable start, playing all three newly promoted sides in their opening five games. United play Chelsea on October 25, before...
  • Chelsea's David Luiz signs 5-year deal with PSG June 13, 2014

    Paris: Paris Saint-Germain has completed the transfer of David Luiz from Chelsea, with the Brazil international signing a five-year deal with the French champions. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed but it will reportedly make Luiz the world's most expensive defender. Chelsea and PSG both announced the deal last month...
  • Chelsea hope new boy Cesc Fabregas will boost firepower June 13, 2014

    Chelsea will be hoping Cesc Fabregas can boost their firepower after the Barcelona midfielder agreed to sign a five-year deal with the Stamford Bridge club on Thursday. Fabregas, 27, in Brazil with Spain's World Cup squad, will return to London after leaving Arsenal to rejoin his boyhood club in 2011. Spanish media...
  • Chelsea sign Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona June 12, 2014

    London: Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas has joined Chelsea on a five-year contract from Barcelona. The 27-year-old Fabregas previously played for Chelsea's London rival Arsenal. He says, "I do feel that I have unfinished business in the Premier League" and that Chelsea "match my footballing ambitions with their hunger and desire to win...
  • Damien Duff joins David Villa at Melbourne City June 10, 2014

    Former Chelsea and Newcastle United winger Damien Duff has signed a one-year deal with Australia's Melbourne City, the A-League club said on Tuesday after securing their second major international signing in a week. The Manchester City-owned club last week announced the recruitment of Spain's all-time leading goalscorer David Villa for a...
  • Hazard reveals he will wear the No. 10 shirt for Chelsea next season June 4, 2014

    Chelsea have announced Eden Hazard is to wear the number 10 shirt next term, effectively scotching media reports that the Belgium World Cup winger could be leaving the club in the close season. Hazard had been tipped to join team mate David Luiz at Paris St Germain. Terms have been agreed...
  • Chelsea great Frank Lampard ends 13-year spell at club June 3, 2014

    London: Chelsea will have a massive void to fill in midfield next season after the club's all-time record goalscorer Frank Lampard announced on Monday he was ending his 13-year spell at Stamford Bridge. The England World Cup player, who joined the Premier League club from London rivals West Ham United in...
  • Lampard signs for New York City on a free transfer: reports June 1, 2014

    According to a report in the English daily, Mirror, Frank Lampard has agreed a free transfer to New York City - and Atletico Madrid's David Villa is also set to join him. Lampard and Villa were at Manchester City's Carrington complex on Saturday to complete the internal formalities of their respective...
  • Chelsea defender David Luiz set for Paris St Germain move May 24, 2014

    French champions Paris St Germain have agreed terms with Chelsea to sign Brazil defender David Luiz, the clubs said on Friday. "The move is now subject to David Luiz agreeing personal terms with PSG and passing a medical examination," Premier League club Chelsea said on their website (www.chelseafc.com). British media reported that...
  • Jose Mourinho is a superstar: Kevin Pietersen May 21, 2014

    Speaking to CNN-IBN, the former England batsman spoke about his favourite football club Chelsea and the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil. ...
  • Ashley Cole bids farewell to Chelsea May 20, 2014

    London: Former England defender Ashley Cole has tweeted that his eight-year spell at Stamford Bridge is almost certainly over and he will not be playing for Chelsea next season. Cole, who called time on his 107-cap England career earlier this month after being offered a standby spot in Roy Hodgson's squad...
  • Chelsea captain John Terry signs contract extension May 13, 2014

    London: Chelsea captain John Terry has signed a one-year contract extension with the Premier League club. The 33-year-old defender has spent his entire career at Chelsea, scoring 57 goals in 621 appearances. He regained his regular starting place under Jose Mourinho in the season that ended at the weekend without Chelsea...
  • Chelsea have made big strides this season, says Jose Mourinho May 9, 2014

    A subdued Jose Mourinho, still smarting from his latest fine by the football authorities, described Chelsea's season on Friday as a huge improvement despite their failure to win a trophy. He was fined 10,000 pounds ($17,000) on Thursday by the FA for sarcastic remarks about Mike Dean, the referee in a...