CHELSEA

  • Embattled Chelsea cancel news conference 1 hour 53 minutes ago

    London: Chelsea have cancelled their pre-match news conference ahead of Saturday's top-of-the-table crunch game against champions Manchester City, the Premier League leaders said on Thursday. Chelsea have been the focus of attention from the Football Association this week after manager Jose Mourinho was fined 25,000 pounds ($38,000) and pivotal striker Diego...
  • FA charges Chelsea's Costa over stamp in Liverpool semifinal Yesterday

    London: Chelsea striker Diego Costa is facing a three-match ban after being charged on Wednesday by the English Football Association with violent conduct for stamping on an opponent during the League Cup semifinal win over Liverpool. The Spain international stamped on Emre Can's right ankle early in the game, but it...
  • Manchester City facing the blues? Yesterday

    Defending Champions, best team in the league last season, yet they have failed considerably this year. Now facing a daunting task to recover their season, is it all over this year for the blue half of Manchester? Such are the expectations from this City team full of stars, anything other than...
  • Chelsea pair face fitness race for Manchester City showdown Yesterday

    London: Premier League leaders Chelsea could be without midfielder Cesc Fabregas and defender Filipe Luis for Saturday's top-of-the-table clash against Manchester City at Stamford Bridge. Both came off during Chelsea's 1-0 victory in the Capital One (League) Cup semi-final second leg against Liverpool on Tuesday, while Branislav Ivanovic, who headed the...
  • Chelsea into Capital One Cup final after fiery win over Liverpool 2 days ago

    London: Branislav Ivanovic headed Chelsea into the Capital One Cup final with a 1-0 victory over Liverpool on Tuesday, settling an enthralling semi-final in extra time. After a 1-1 draw in the first leg, Ivanovic rose to meet Willian's free kick in the 94th minute at Stamford Bridge to secure Chelsea's...
  • Champions League: Pauleta believes PSG capable of ousting Chelsea 3 days ago

    Paris: Retired Portugal football star Pauleta said his former club Paris Saint-Germain is capable of beating Chelsea in the upcoming Champions League last-16 encounter. The 41-year-old, who said bid PSG farewell in 2008 after spending five years with Les Parisiens, said Monday he was confident that Laurent Blanc's side can turn...
  • Frank Lampard, John Terry turned my career around: Didier Drogba 3 days ago

    Didier Drogba has paid tribute to the inspirational way Chelsea team mates Frank Lampard and John Terry helped turned his career around after suffering some difficult times in his early days at Stamford Bridge. The powerful Ivorian striker, signed in a big-money deal from Olympique de Marseille 11 years ago, was...
  • Mourinho bemoans Chelsea's disgraceful FA Cup drubbing 5 days ago

    A bemused Jose Mourinho described Chelsea's performance as unacceptable and a disgrace after the Premier League leaders slumped to a 4-2 home defeat against third-tier Bradford City in the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday. It was an old-fashioned Cup tie, full of noise, tension, rip-roaring goals and a thrilling comeback...
  • Chelsea, Manchester City shocked by lower-league teams in FA Cup 5 days ago

    The FA Cup lived up to its so-called "giant-killing" reputation on Saturday when Chelsea and Manchester City were eliminated at home by lower-league oppositions on a day of fourth-round shocks in the world's oldest knockout competition. Four of the English Premier League's top six were ousted on a classic FA Cup...
  • Jose Mourinho jokes about possible loan bid for Steven Gerrard January 21, 2015

    Liverpool: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has joked that he could try to sign Steven Gerrard on loan next season following the former England captain's departure from Liverpool. Gerrard has agreed to sign for MLS side Los Angeles Galaxy in the United States. When asked if he would try to persuade Gerrard to...
  • Liverpool, Chelsea 1-1 after first leg of League Cup semi-final January 21, 2015

    Liverpool: Raheem Sterling found a way past formidable Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois with an exquisite solo goal to earn Liverpool a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their English League Cup semi-final on Tuesday. It needed something special to beat Courtois at Anfield and Sterling delivered in the 59th minute,...
  • Capital One: Semifinal with Liverpool revives bitter memories for Jose Mourinho January 20, 2015

    London: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is still haunted by the Anfield "ghost goal" as he prepares for the first leg of the League Cup semi-final against Liverpool on Tuesday. Ten years after Luis Garcia's controversial late winner at Anfield sealed Chelsea's fate in the 2005 Champions League semi-final, Mourinho has another...
  • Diego Costa, Oscar score two each as Chelsea thrash Swansea 5-0 January 17, 2015

    Swansea: Chelsea scored four goals in the opening 36 minutes in their 5-0 demolition of Swansea in the Premier League on Saturday. Oscar struck first within the first minute at the Liberty Stadium. Diego Costa added two more in the 20th and 34th, before Oscar grabbed a second for a 4-0...
  • Chelsea not planning to make signings, says Mourinho January 16, 2015

    Premier League leaders Chelsea are not planning on doing business during the January transfer window, manager Jose Mourinho said on Friday. Mourinho's men have topped the table for most of the season but having let a six-point lead slip to two in recent weeks with Manchester City hot on their tails,...
  • Mourinho named Portugal's 'Coach of the Century' January 15, 2015

    Lisbon: Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho has been awarded the title of 'Portugal's Coach of the Century' by the country's football federation. The 51-year-old coach was feted at a gala ceremony held as part of the commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the Portuguese Football Federation on Wednesday. Mourinho has won two Champions...
  • Oscar, Costa score as Chelsea beat Newcastle to take solo lead in EPL January 10, 2015

    London: A goal in each half from Oscar and Diego Costa handed Chelsea a 2-0 win over Newcastle on Saturday, a result that moves Jose Mourinho's side two points clear atop the Premier League. Newcastle began strongly and was denied the opening goal when Petr Cech made a superb low save...
  • Chelsea assistant rules out Lionel Messi swoop January 9, 2015

    A Chelsea deal for Barcelona forward Lionel Messi would be impossible under financial fair play rules, assistant coach Steve Holland said on Friday. The Argentine's future at Barca has come under increasing scrutiny in recent weeks amid media reports of a bust up with coach Luis Enrique and talk of a...
  • English FA charges Jose Mourinho for implying bias by referee January 8, 2015

    London: The English Football Association has charged Chelsea manger Jose Mourinho with misconduct for claiming referees are influenced by a "campaign" against the club. Mourinho made the comments after a 1-1 draw at Southampton on December 28, when Cesc Fabregas was booked for simulation rather than being awarded a penalty. The FA...
  • Bigger stadiums for Liverpool, Chelsea a step closer January 7, 2015

    London: Liverpool's famous Anfield Stadium has formally started a massive expansion project while architects of Beijing's Bird's Nest have been reported to be remodelling the Chelsea ground in London. The face of English top-flight football is changing, with work starting on the expansion of the Anfield Stadium. Meanwhile Chelsea is reported...
  • Lionel Messi fuels Barcelona exit talks by pressing 'Follow Chelsea' button on Instagram January 6, 2015

    An upset defeat at the hands of Real Sociedad followed shake-ups in Barcelona's administrative block and now talks of Lionel Messi's possible exit have made the Catalan club a touch nervous about 'what next'. As soon as Messi pressed the 'Follow Chelsea FC' button on Instagram, rumour mills went into...
  • Schwarzer leaves leaders Chelsea for strugglers Leicester January 5, 2015

    London: Former Australia goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer is leaving joint Premier League leaders Chelsea to join bottom club Leicester City, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed. Schwarzer, 42, played 12 times for Chelsea last season as backup to Petr Cech, but has only been an unused substitute four times this season. "I...
  • Chelsea will bounce back from Spurs mauling: John Terry January 2, 2015

    London: Chelsea will bounce back from their shock 5-3 Premier League defeat at Tottenham Hotspur, captain John Terry said on Friday. The league leaders took an early lead at White Hart Lane, a ground they traditionally enjoy visiting, but Spurs striker Harry Kane scored twice to help inflict a second league...
  • Conspiracy theorist Jose Mourinho tries to paper over cracks January 2, 2015

    London: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has become a master at protecting his players when the pressure is on and his complaints about the referee after his team were humbled 5-3 at Tottenham Hotspur on Thursday were not surprising. The Portuguese coach acknowledged that his defence had made mistakes but he also...
  • EPL: Manchester City joint top after five-goal Spurs sink Chelsea January 2, 2015

    London: Chelsea and Manchester City ended a memorable first day of 2015 locked together at the top of the Premier League as City's dramatic 3-2 win over Sunderland was followed by a shock 5-3 defeat for Chelsea at Tottenham Hotspur. Chelsea, previously beaten only once this season, were blown away by...
  • Jose Mourinho blames referee for Chelsea's loss at White Hart Lane January 2, 2015

    Jose Mourinho added another entry to his extensive personal diary of conspiracies on Thursday when, after Chelsea were ripped apart 5-3 by Tottenham Hotspur, he blamed the defeat on a penalty that was not given. Not two-goal Harry Kane's domination of his centre backs, though he did admit some defensive mistakes,...
  • EPL: Harry Kane brace helps Tottenham thrash league leaders Chelsea January 2, 2015

    London: Harry Kane scored twice as Tottenham overwhelmed Chelsea 5-3 in an electrifying London derby on Thursday to enhance their top-four credentials while ensuring their neighbour's English Premier League lead was wiped out. The New Year's Day capitulation was only Chelsea's second loss of the season and the first time that...
  • Chelsea face Spurs, Manchester United clash with Stoke City January 1, 2015

    Chelsea will begin 2015 protecting a three-point lead in the Premier League title race but will heed the words of their grand old striker Didier Drogba who warns that it is simply not enough. "We start again a new championship," boomed the Ivorian, as Chelsea prepared to visit their fierce London...
  • Football in 2014: Winners and Losers December 31, 2014

    The 2014 chapter of the beautiful game is at a close leaving us, as always, with some amazing memories on and off the field. Being a World Cup year, 2014 was four times over special and provided plenty of footballing brilliance throughout the calendar. Coupled alongside were stories of extraordinary...
  • Jose Mourinho fumes at referee after he denies clear penalty to Chelsea December 29, 2014

    London: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was left seething after his team were denied what he described as a "Big Ben" penalty during the 1-1 Premier League draw at Southampton on Sunday. Cesc Fabregas was shown a yellow card after tumbling in a challenge with Southampton defender Matt Targett, infuriating Morinho whose...