CHELSEA

  • Chelsea captain John Terry signs for another season Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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...
  • Champions League exit can help Chelsea, says Jose Mourinho 1 week ago

    London: Chelsea may have been bitterly disappointed not to be involved in the Champions League quarter-final draw on Friday but manager Jose Mourinho believes their defeat on away goals by Paris St Germain can help them win the Premier League title. Speaking shortly after the draw was made, Mourinho said that...
  • Arsene Wenger joins Blatter in calling for change to away goals rule March 19, 2015

    London: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said on Thursday the away goals rule should be changed following his club's defeat to AS Monaco in the Champions League under the rule after the teams finished level at 3-3 over the two legs. Wenger is not the first to call for the rule to...
  • Chelsea bemoan 'abnormally low' penalty count this season March 18, 2015

    Chelsea's tally of two penalties in 28 Premier League games this season "seems abnormally low", the runaway leaders said on Wednesday. Appearing to back up manager Jose Mourinho's belief that there is a 'campaign' against his players, the Stamford Bridge outfit said the spot-kick count "unquestionably bucks the recent trend". "Our position...
  • EPL: Leaders Chelsea held to a 1-1 draw by Southampton March 15, 2015

    Chelsea were frustrated by Southampton's dogged defending and Fraser Forster's saves on Sunday, going six points clear of Manchester City with a 1-1 draw but missing the chance to open up a bigger lead at the Premier League summit. Against an energetic and creative Southampton side, Chelsea seemed to experience a...
  • Chelsea will win the league, Jose Mourinho promises March 13, 2015

    Chelsea will win the Premier League this season with the same players who are being criticised for going out of the Champions League to Paris St Germain, their manager Jose Mourinho promised on Friday. The Portuguese said that adding the title to the team's League Cup final victory this month would...
  • You have to stick up for your team mates: John Terry March 12, 2015

    London: Chelsea skipper John Terry has hit back at Zlatan Ibrahimovic's description of his team mates as "babies", saying Paris St Germain's players were equally culpable on a night of ill-discipline at Stamford Bridge. Ibrahimovic was shown a straight red card after 31 minutes of the Champions League last 16, second...
  • Champions League: PSG victory is turning-point in history, says Blanc March 12, 2015

    Paris St Germain's victory over Chelsea in the Champions League was a turning-point in their history, coach Laurent Blanc said on Wednesday. PSG survived the early sending-off of talismanic striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic to battle to a 2-2 draw after extra time and reach the last eight of Europe's premier club...
  • Champions League: Mourinho blames Chelsea exit on loss of confidence March 12, 2015

    Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho blamed a mystifying loss of focus and confidence among his players for their shock elimination from the Champions League quarter-finals by 10-man Paris St Germain on Wednesday. "We deserved to be punished with this draw-defeat," Mourinho told reporters after the 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge which produced...
  • PSG knock Chelsea out of the Champions League on away goals, enter quarters March 12, 2015

    London: Thiago Silva sent 10-man Paris Saint-Germain into the Champions League quarter-finals on away goals after a 2-2 draw at Chelsea in extra time of a fiery and ill-disciplined game on Wednesday. Although PSG had striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic sent off in the 31st minute for a challenge on Oscar, the visitors...
  • Five men to face court over Chelsea fans' incident in Paris March 11, 2015

    London: British police will ask a court to ban five men accused of being involved in a racist incident from traveling to football matches. Chelsea supporters were filmed singing a racist song and refusing to let a black man on a Paris subway train ahead of a Champions League match against...
  • Chelsea racism victim declines Jose Mourinho's invite to London match March 11, 2015

    The black man blocked from boarding a Paris Metro by Chelsea fans chanting racist slogans said he was still traumatised and would not accept an invitation from the soccer club to attend the Chelsea-Paris Saint-Germain match in London. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho had invited the French man named only as Souleymane...
  • PSG are most aggressive team we have met: Jose Mourinho March 11, 2015

    London: Jose Mourinho has accused Paris St Germain of being the most aggressive team his Chelsea side have played all season ahead of their Champions League last 16 return leg on Wednesday. Mourinho told a news conference that PSG repeatedly fouled his players in the 1-1 first-leg draw in France last...
  • PSG's Laurent Blanc wary of 'provocative' Diego Costa in Chelsea clash March 11, 2015

    London: Paris St Germain coach Laurent Blanc has described Chelsea striker Diego Costa as provocative and warned his players not to rise to the bait in their Champions League game on Wednesday. Blanc's side visit Stamford Bridge for the second leg of their last-16 clash with the tie in the balance...
  • Midfielder Cabaye included in PSG squad to face Chelsea March 9, 2015

    Paris: Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Yohan Cabaye has recovered from a groin injury and has been included in the squad to face Chelsea in the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday. Cabaye has been out since limping off the field in PSG's 2-2 home draw against Caen on Feb. 14...
  • Chelsea can sense they are almost there March 5, 2015

    London: The late American crooner Andy Williams once sang about being 'almost there' and about being close to a 'paradise so rare' and that is how Chelsea must have felt after their 1-0 victory at West Ham United. Manager Jose Mourinho strode purposefully on to the pitch at the end of...
  • Chelsea maintain five-point lead as top 5 all win in EPL March 5, 2015

    After a Champagne Sunday, leaders Chelsea got back to the bread and butter of churning out Premier League points with Eden Hazard's header sealing a 1-0 victory at London rivals West Ham United on Wednesday. Champions Manchester City, 2-0 winners over bottom club Leicester City, would have hoped Chelsea suffered a...
  • Chelsea edge past West Ham United 1-0 in fiery London derby March 5, 2015

    Midfielder Eden Hazard scored the only goal as Chelsea beat West Ham 1-0 at Upton Park on Wednesday to maintain their five-point lead over Manchester City in the Premier League. Brazilian midfielder Ramires was given too much space on the right and crossed for an unmarked Hazard to stoop and nod...
  • Race for Champions league spots heat up in Premier League March 4, 2015

    Manchester: Juan Mata and Angel Di Maria are the two most expensive players in Manchester United's history, costing a combined 97 million pounds ($150 million) last year as the club looked to regain their status as England's top team. So far, they aren't living up to their price tags - and...
  • Chelsea salute rookie Kurt Zouma's role in League Cup final victory March 2, 2015

    Jose Mourinho clearly saw Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen as Tottenham Hotspur's two chief League Cup final weapons and the way the pair were subdued played a key role in Chelsea's 2-0 Wembley triumph. Chelsea fans looked at each other in bewilderment when the teams were announced before kickoff on Sunday,...
  • Jose Mourinho praise small comfort for Mauricio Pochettino March 2, 2015

    It may have been of scant consolation to Mauricio Pochettino after his Tottenham Hotspur side had been soundly beaten at Wembley but his Chelsea conqueror Jose Mourinho believes the Argentine will go on to enjoy major success with Spurs. Following Chelsea's 2-0 triumph in the League Cup final on Sunday, Mourinho...
  • John Terry urges team-mates to replicate success of last decade March 2, 2015

    London: John Terry earned the 13th major winner's medal of his 20-year Chelsea career on Sunday with a commanding defensive performance and his first Cup goal, then urged his young team-mates to use the win over Tottenham as a springboard to more success. The 34-year-old central defender lifted the League Cup,...