CHELSEA

  • EPL: Chelsea facing striker crisis before Manchester United match 7 hours 4 minutes ago

    Chelsea face the prospect of having veteran Didier Drogba as their only fit striker for their visit to Manchester United on Sunday in what is usually one of the standout matches of the Premier League season. Jose Mourinho's league leaders will definitely be without their nine-goal top scorer Diego Costa, who...
  • Jose Mourinho is a very Special One, says Louis van Gaal 20 hours 19 minutes ago

    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 20 hours 27 minutes ago

    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...
  • Chelsea chief executive Ron Gourlay quits club 3 days ago

    London: Chelsea chief executive Ron Gourlay said on Wednesday he was leaving Stamford Bridge after a decade in which Chelsea were crowned kings of Europe but also suffered plenty of off-field dramas too. Gourlay said in a statement he was off to "pursue new business challenges" after five years in his...
  • Champions League: Record Chelsea win prompts talk of another title assault 3 days ago

    Chelsea scored their biggest Champions League victory when they thrashed Maribor 6-0 at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday with a performance that underlines the belief that they are real contenders to rule Europe again. Fittingly two heroes from their 2012 final triumph over Bayern Munich - the returning Didier Drogba and skipper...
  • Bayern Munich, Chelsea win in Champions League goal-fest 3 days ago

    Frankfurt: The Champions League returned on Tuesday with a 40-goal bonanza as Bayern Munich thrashed Roma 7-1 for their biggest victory on the road and Luiz Adriano scored five as Shakhtar put seven goals past BATE Borisov. On a record-busting night, Chelsea were't far behind in a 6-0 win over Maribor,...
  • Champions League: Eden Hazard scores twice as Chelsea rout Maribor 6-0 3 days ago

    London: Eden Hazard netted twice and Didier Drogba scored his first goal since returning to Chelsea in a comprehensive 6-0 victory over Maribor in the Champions League on Tuesday. Hazard scored the last two goals against the Slovenian club, including one from the penalty spot, as Chelsea consolidated top spot in...
  • Chelsea may miss Diego Costa as Champions League resumes 5 days ago

    The likely absence of Diego Costa should not stop Chelsea staying in command of Group G of the Champions League, with the Premier League leaders big favourites to beat Maribor at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is unsure when Costa will be back after the striker returned injured...
  • League leaders Chelsea beat Crystal Palace 2-1 in the EPL 6 days ago

    London: Chelsea maintained their five-point lead at the top of the Premier League on Saturday with a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace. Both teams were reduced to 10 men in a dramatic end to the first half that had earlier seen Oscar open the scoring. The Brazilian midfielder put the visitors ahead...
  • In-form Chelsea aim to extend lead, Man City face Spurs test 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • Thibaut Courtois defends Chelsea handling of his head injury October 12, 2014

    Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has defended the Premier League leader's handling of the head injury he suffered during last weekend's 2-0 league victory over Arsenal. Courtois was injured in an early clash with Arsenal's Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez and despite initially being given clearance to carry on, was replaced by Petr...
  • Unhappy goalkeeper Cech eyes Chelsea exit October 8, 2014

    Chelsea's Czech Republic goalkeeper Petr Cech has said he would look for a solution to his plight if he continues to be left on the bench at the Premier League club. Cech, who has been at Chelsea since 2004, has not started a Premier League game this season having fallen behind...
  • Chelsea goalkeeper Courtois given all-clear after head injury October 6, 2014

    London: Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is free to report for international duty with Belgium this week after being given the all-clear following tests on a head injury sustained during a Premier League game. Courtois went to the hospital as a precaution after getting hurt in a collision with Alexis Sanchez in...
  • Premier League talking points - Hazard, De Gea shine and Yaya wakes Up October 6, 2014

    "Attack wins you matches but defence wins you the league", used to say Sir Alex Ferguson. While Manchester United is still some way from having the perfect defence but in David De Gea they already have a world class goalkeeper who is only going to get frighteningly better, considering he's...
  • 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...
  • Chelsea beat Arsenal 2-0 to extend league lead October 5, 2014

    London: Chelsea extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to five points over Manchester City after beating Arsenal 2-0 Sunday in a feisty London derby. Eden Hazard opened the scoring for Chelsea in the 27th minute, coolly slotting home a penalty past Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny. The Belgium international...
  • EPL: Chelsea meet Welbeck-inspired Arsenal, Man United host Everton October 4, 2014

    In an electrifying Champions League performance, Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck scored a hat trick that even surprised manager Arsene Wenger. If he keeps up the form from Wednesday's win over Galatasaray, the $27 million Wenger spent to bring Welbeck from the Manchester United bench to the Arsenal front line could prove...
  • 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...
  • Terry, Iniesta join Champions League 100 club October 1, 2014

    John Terry became the second Chelsea player this year to make 100 appearances in the Champions League when he captained his side against Sporting Lisbon in their Group G match in Portugal on Tuesday. His team mate goalkeeper Petr Cech, on the bench for the match in Lisbon, achieved the landmark...
  • Champions League: Matic header gives Chelsea 1-0 win over Sporting Lisbon October 1, 2014

    Lisbon: Nemanja Matic gave Chelsea their first Champions League win of the season with a first-half goal securing a 1-0 victory at Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday. A Cesc Fabregas free kick from the left in the 34th minute floated over the Sporting defense to the back post, where Matic sent 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...
  • Chelsea are equipped to win the Champions League, says Eden Hazard September 29, 2014

    After suffering the bitter taste of a semi-final defeat last season, Chelsea's Eden Hazard says Chelsea are equipped to win the Champions League this time around. Hazard, who joined the club shortly after Chelsea were crowned European champions in 2012, says the London club can go all the way again this...
  • Diego Costa's hamstrings as precious as his goals for Chelsea September 28, 2014

    His hamstrings may be suspect but Diego Costa's marksmanship remains unerringly reliable as he continues to be the driving force behind Chelsea's pre-eminence in the Premier League. After his eighth goal in six games, a thunderous header, continued Costa's unprecedented start to any Premier League career and helped Chelsea cement a...
  • Costa's 8th EPL goal gives Chelsea a 3-0 win over Aston Villa September 27, 2014

    London: Diego Costa scored his eighth goal in six Premier League games to help give Chelsea a 3-0 win over Aston Villa on Saturday and consolidate top spot in the standings. Costa headed in the second goal in the 59th minute after Oscar had put Chelsea ahead in the seventh minute...
  • 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...
  • Capital One Cup: Chelsea edge past Bolton; Manchester City rout Sheffield Wednesday September 25, 2014

    London: Chelsea needed Oscar's first goal of the season to beat Bolton 2-1 in the League Cup on Wednesday, while holder Manchester City routed another second-tier side, Sheffield Wednesday, with seven second-half goals. Oscar secured Chelsea's victory in the second half after 19-year-old Kurt Zouma's debut goal was canceled out by...
  • 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...