Chelsea

  • Atletico playmaker Arda Turan fit to face Chelsea in Champions League 20-04-2014 06:32 PM

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid playmaker Arda Turan has been declared fit to face Chelsea in Tuesday's Champions League semi-final, first leg, the La Liga leaders said on Sunday. The Turkey international has not featured since picking up a groin injury in the quarter-final, first leg against Barcelona on April 1. A...
  • Mourinho thanks officials after contentious penalty sinks Chelsea 20-04-2014 10:06 AM

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho congratulated referee Mike Dean and the official's boss Mike Riley after a contentious penalty for Sunderland put a huge dent in the London club's Premier League title hopes on Saturday. Mourinho refused to answer questions after his long unbeaten home league run was ended in a...
  • Mourinho loses first home league game as Chelsea stunned by Sunderland 1-2 20-04-2014 12:07 AM

    London: Chelsea suffered a major setback to their English Premier League title aspirations with a 2-1 home loss against last-place Sunderland on Saturday. Chelsea missed the opportunity to dislodge Liverpool from top spot, and the Reds will have the chance to extend their lead to five points at Norwich on...
  • Inter Milan confirm interest in Fernando Torres 15-04-2014 02:47 PM

    Milan: Inter general director Marco Fassone admitted that they could bring in Spanish striker Fernando Torres in preparation for next season's Europa League campaign. The Spanish striker is reportedly on his way out of English club Chelsea, with the Nerazzurri reportedly one of his most likely destinations, reports Xinhua. "He...
  • Title race memories give Manchester City's Dzeko hope 15-04-2014 11:58 AM

    Manchester: Edin Dzeko remembers clearly how Manchester City's title hopes were written off prematurely two years ago and the striker is hoping the pundits are similarly wide of the mark after the weekend's defeat at Liverpool. After a 1-0 defeat at Arsenal in early April 2012, City trailed Manchester United...
  • EPL: Chelsea beat Swansea to stay in title hunt 13-04-2014 10:51 PM

    London: Second-placed Chelsea won 1-0 at Swansea City on Sunday, taking advantage of playing against 10 men for most of the match to keep up the pressure on Premier League leaders Liverpool. That left Chelsea two points behind Liverpool after 34 games each with Jose Mourinho's team due to travel...
  • Champions League semi-final: Real Madrid face Bayern, Atletico Madrid get Chelsea 11-04-2014 04:16 PM

    London: Holders Bayern Munich and nine-times winners Real Madrid will face each other in the Champions League semi-finals this month, following Friday's draw in Nyon. In the other semi-final surprise Spanish league leaders Atletico Madrid, the only one of the last four not to have won the title, will be...
  • Jose Mourinho fined for Villa Park behaviour 10-04-2014 04:28 PM

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was fined 8,000 pounds and warned about his future conduct after being sent to the stands in last month's 1-0 defeat at Aston Villa. The FA announced his punishment in a statement on its website and said he breached Rule E3 by going on to the...
  • Mourinho in a hurry to get all the way to final in Champions League 09-04-2014 08:36 AM

    Jose Mourinho's touchline dash after Chelsea scored the goal that clinched their Champions League semi-final place on Tuesday was not done just because he wanted to celebrate with his players by the corner flag. Although it evoked memories of his famous victory sprint and knee-slide with Porto against Manchester United...
  • Demba Ba's late goal sends Chelsea through to Champions League semi-finals 09-04-2014 02:53 AM

    London: Chelsea overturned a two-goal deficit against Paris Saint-Germain to reach the Champions League semi-finals on Tuesday, with Paris-born striker Demba Ba clinching a 2-0 win that sent the London club through on away goals with a 3-3 draw. After losing 3-1 in the French capital, Andre Schuerrle began Chelsea's...
  • Chelsea will outscore PSG, says confident Mourinho 08-04-2014 08:42 AM

    London: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is in no doubt his side have the scoring capabilities to overturn a two-goal deficit in their Champions League quarter-final second leg against Paris St Germain at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday. The English outfit failed to find their rhythm in a 3-1 defeat at the...
  • Do-or-die for Chelsea against PSG in Champions League quarters 08-04-2014 08:18 AM

    London: Having won the Champions League two seasons ago, experience is on Chelsea's side as the Blues need to overturn a two-goal deficit at Stamford Bridge against European football's newest "nouveaux riches" to reach the semi-finals of the tournament. Ahead of Paris Saint-Germain's visit on Tuesday, Jose Mourinho lamented the...
  • Away defeats still nagging at Mourinho, despite home stroll 06-04-2014 09:37 AM

    London: Chelsea returned to the top of the Premier League with a 3-0 home stroll against Stoke City on Saturday but still eating away at manager Jose Mourinho were the recent away defeats that have undermined their title challenge. His side have again been impressive at Stamford Bridge where they...
  • Mohamed Salah inspires Chelsea to 3-0 win over Stoke City 06-04-2014 12:25 AM

    London: Mohamed Salah scored one goal and played a part in the other two as Chelsea strolled to a 3-0 victory over Stoke to recover from back-to-back losses and reclaim the provisional Premier League lead Saturday. Even though Jose Mourinho downplays Chelsea's title prospects, his team remain in the mix...
  • My job is to force Mourinho to play me, says Torres 05-04-2014 02:46 PM

    Chelsea's 50 million pound misfit Fernando Torres accepts that it is his responsibility to force himself into a position where the Spaniard is manager Jose Mourinho's number one striker. Torres told an English newspaper on Saturday that he wanted to see out the remaining two years of his contract at...
  • Stoke City can make history at Chelsea, says Hughes 04-04-2014 08:02 PM

    Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has challenged his side to make history on Saturday by ending Chelsea's 76-match unbeaten home record in Premier League games in two spells under manager Jose Mourinho. Unfashionable Stoke are sitting comfortably in the middle of the table after four wins in five games, having...
  • Fernando Torres has a Chelsea future says Mourinho 04-04-2014 07:34 PM

    London: Fernando Torres, Chelsea's misfiring 50 million pound forward, has a future at the club, manager Jose Mourinho said on Friday - two days after suggesting his squad lacked "real strikers". On Wednesday Mourinho started the Champions League quarter-final away to Paris St Germain with the German midfielder Andre Schurrle...
  • I will remain No. 1 at Chelsea, says goalkeeper Cech 04-04-2014 04:28 PM

    London: Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech does not fear having to fight for his place should Belgian international Thibaut Courtois return to Stamford Bridge next season. The 21-year-old Courtois has been on loan at surprise La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid for the past three seasons and is set to occupy the...
  • Ibrahimovic out for a month, missing Chelsea second leg: PSG boss 03-04-2014 10:16 PM

    Paris: Injured striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be out of action for at least four weeks and will miss next Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final return leg against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, Paris St Germain president Nasser al Khelaifi said on Thursday. "He won't play at Chelsea. It's impossible," Al Khelaifi told...
  • Mourinho tactics backfire as Torres, Chelsea face exit 03-04-2014 07:42 PM

    Fernando Torres looks set for the Stamford Bridge exit door and Chelsea are in danger of Champions League elimination after a night in Paris when, for once, manager Jose Mourinho's tactics backfired spectacularly. Mourinho, clearly no longer trusting the 50.0 million pounds Spanish striker after his latest lame performance in...
  • Pastore's late strike takes PSG to 3-1 win over Chelsea 03-04-2014 02:15 AM

    Paris: Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho called his team's defending "a joke" after Paris Saint-Germain scored deep into injury time on Wednesday to take a commanding 3-1 lead into their Champions League quarter-final return leg next week. A second straight defeat has turned the pressure back on Mourinho's Chelsea side, with...
  • Champions League: PSG must go up a level against Chelsea 02-04-2014 11:28 AM

    Paris St Germain must be ruthless in front of goal when they take on 2012 winners Chelsea in a Champions League quarter-final first leg on Wednesday, according to coach Laurent Blanc. The Ligue 1 champions-elect are on an eight-game winning streak in all competitions but the former France centre back...
  • Ibrahimovic among greats without playing in best league: Mourinho 02-04-2014 08:09 AM

    Paris St Germain's Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be remembered as one of the game's greatest players despite never gracing the English Premier League which is the world's best, according to Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho. Mourinho, whose team visit the Ligue 1 champions in their Champions League quarter-final first leg on Wednesday,...
  • PSG improved but experienced Chelsea still favourites: Zlatan Ibrahimovic 01-04-2014 11:03 PM

    Paris St Germain are stronger than last season and he is in the best shape of his life, yet Zlatan Ibrahimovic says experienced Chelsea are the hot favourites in the Champions League quarter-final against the French champions. PSG, who were knocked out by Barcelona in the quarter-finals last year, have...
  • Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o to miss PSG match 01-04-2014 09:34 PM

    Chelsea will be without Samuel Eto'o for their Champions League quarter-final first leg against Paris St Germain on Wednesday after the striker failed to recover from a hamstring strain, the Premier League club said on Tuesday. The Cameroon international was replaced shortly after scoring in his side's 6-0 Premier League...
  • Powerful quarter-finals line-up in Champions League 31-03-2014 10:34 AM

    Manchester: Six past winners, three domestic league leaders and many of the world's best players take their places this week in one of the strongest quarter-final lineups in the 22-year history of the Champions League. There appears to be no weak link in the last eight, with Manchester United unlikely...
  • John Terry scores own goal, Chelsea lose 1-0 at Crystal Palace 29-03-2014 11:17 PM

    London: Chelsea captain John Terry scored an own goal to gift Crystal Palace a 1-0 victory on Saturday, weakening the west London team's grip on the Premier League lead. The veteran center back headed Joel Ward's cross past his own goalkeeper, Petr Cech, seven minutes into the second half at...
  • Rafael Benitez hits back at Jose Mourinho 29-03-2014 11:14 PM

    Napoli manager Rafael Benitez hit back at Jose Mourinho on Saturday after the Chelsea boss claimed his predecessor had presided over a poor season for the Premier League leaders. "Mourinho speaks a lot about a lot of people, but I prefer to talk about the facts. At Liverpool we eliminated...
  • Jose Mourinho hits out again at referee Chris Foy 29-03-2014 08:14 AM

    London: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has again criticised referee Chris Foy, despite facing a charge of improper conduct by the FA following his comments about the official after the 1-0 defeat at Aston Villa earlier this month. The Portuguese, who will contest the charge, was sent to the stands for...
  • Eto'o doubtful for Champions League quarter-final at PSG 28-03-2014 10:49 PM

    London: Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o is unlikely to recover in time from a hamstring injury to face Paris Saint-Germain next week in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals. The Cameroon forward was hurt last weekend during a 6-0 rout of Arsenal in the English Premier League and is...