CHELSEA

  • Champions League: Terry, Drogba score as Chelsea crush Schalke 5-0 Yesterday

    Chelsea produced a footballing masterclass to romp to a 5-0 win at Schalke 04 on Tuesday to power into the last 16 of the Champions League and make it a miserable night for former coach Roberto Di Matteo. Captain John Terry headed in a corner after 78 seconds and Brazil midfielder...
  • Champions League: Chelsea eager to seal knockout spot against Schalke 2 days ago

    Chelsea are well-placed to secure a Champions League knockout stage when they face Schalke 04 in their penultimate Group G game on Tuesday but coach Jose Mourinho warned that any slip up could still prove costly. Chelsea, top on eight points, will advance with a win or even a draw in...
  • Former Chelsea boss John Neal dies aged 82 3 days ago

    London: Former Chelsea manager John Neal has died at the age of 82, the Premier League leaders announced on Monday. Neal, who succeeded 1966 World Cup hat-trick hero Geoff Hurst at Stamford Bridge in 1981, led the club to the second-tier title in 1984 before retiring due to ill health a...
  • Chelsea beat West Brom 2-0 to strengthen their top position 5 days ago

    London: Chelsea kept up their title charge in the Premier League by easily beating 10-man West Bromwich Albion 2-0 on Saturday, with Diego Costa scoring his league-leading 11th goal of the season. Costa downed a cross from Oscar to volley in the opening goal in the 11th minute at Stamford Bridge...
  • Diego Costa is fit: Jose Mourinho 5 days ago

    London: Jose Mourinho has declared Diego Costa finally free of the hamstring injury that has dogged his Chelsea career but admitted to concerns about how he would cope with their "incredible marathon" of games for the rest of 2014. Costa is expected to start Saturday's game with West Bromwich Albion after...
  • Complacency not a factor for Chelsea, says Mourinho 6 days ago

    London: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho expects to beat West Bromwich Albion on Saturday but does not believe his side will become complacent in their quest for the Premier League title following an unbeaten start to the season. Having collected 29 points from 11 matches, table-topping Chelsea have a four-point advantage over...
  • Next eight games crucial for Manchester City, says Manuel Pellegrini 6 days ago

    London: Manchester City must win their eight Premier League games before the end of the year if they are to challenge Chelsea for the Premier League title, manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Friday. Third-placed City are eight points adrift of Jose Mourinho's unbeaten Chelsea and having won only one of their...
  • Chelsea don't have title in the bag: Courtois November 18, 2014

    London: Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois insists his team Chelsea do not have the Premier League title 'in the bag', as is being widely claimed by experts. The Belgian said that winning the trophy will be 'very difficult' despite the failings this season of defending champions Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United,...
  • Chelsea announce 18.4 million pounds annual profit November 14, 2014

    London: English Premier League football club Chelsea FC on Friday announced a profit of 18.4 million pounds, their second in three years, and a record turnover of 319.8 million pounds for the year ended June 30, 2014. The margin was the largest since Roman Abramovich became owner of the club in...
  • Brazil midfielder Oscar signs new deal at Chelsea November 10, 2014

    London: Brazil midfielder Oscar has signed a new contract at Chelsea that will keep him at the Premier League club until 2019. Oscar joined Chelsea from Brazilian team Internacional in 2012. The 23-year-old Oscar says "I am so happy because I love playing for Chelsea and living in England. I have enjoyed...
  • Pellegrini 'not worried' as Chelsea forge further ahead November 9, 2014

    Manuel Pellegrini shrugged that he was "not worried about Chelsea" despite seeing his Manchester City team fall further behind the Premier League leaders at the end of a dispiriting week for both the Chilean and his champions. Only another brilliant performance from Sergio Aguero, who scored twice to take his season's...
  • Diego Costa scores winner as Chelsea beat Liverpool 2-1 November 8, 2014

    Diego Costa's second-half goal earned Chelsea a 2-1 win over Liverpool on Saturday as the unbeaten leader negotiated another tough test in their relentless challenge for the Premier League title. Dropped by Spain on Friday to allow him to recover from a string of nagging injuries, Costa started at Anfield and...
  • EPL: Struggling Liverpool face table-toppers Chelsea; City take on QPR November 8, 2014

    Manchester: Criticised for picking a perceived weakened lineup against Real Madrid in midweek, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers can justify that controversial selection if his regulars return to hand Chelsea a first Premier League loss of the season on Saturday. Rodgers was accused by some of betraying Liverpool's rich European pedigree by...
  • Chelsea draw 1-1 with Maribor in Champions League November 6, 2014

    Eden Hazard had a late penalty saved as Chelsea missed a chance to advance from Group G in the Champions League on Wednesday, drawing 1-1 with Maribor. Unrecognizable from the side that was crushed 6-0 by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge two weeks ago, Maribor took a deserved lead in the 50th...
  • Forget fake 6-0 drubbing, Mourinho tells Chelsea November 5, 2014

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has urged his side to forget the "fake" 6-0 drubbing they handed out to Maribor at Stamford Bridge when they meet the Slovenians in their Champions League Group G return on Wednesday. "Normally, to score goals, we need a lot of chances," Mourinho told a news conference...
  • Champions League: Chelsea travel to Maribor, Sporting host Schalke November 5, 2014

    Unbeaten in all competitions this season, Chelsea have been in stellar form and could ensure a spot in the knockout stage of the Champions League with a win on Wednesday. Victory over Maribor in Group G, along with Sporting Lisbon failing to beat Schalke, would be enough for the London club...
  • Manchester City will pounce when Chelsea drop points, says Sergio Aguero November 3, 2014

    London: Runaway leaders Chelsea are certain to drop points in their quest for the Premier League crown and Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero believes his side will be ready to pounce when the Londoners falter. Having lost to Stoke City and West Ham United already this season, Manchester City have made...
  • Eden Hazard scores as Chelsea beat QPR 2-1 in Premier League November 1, 2014

    London: Eden Hazard converted a second-half penalty to keep Chelsea's perfect home record intact with a 2-1 win over Queens Park Rangers in the Premier League on Saturday. Hazard was fouled by Eduardo Vargas and took the spot kick himself in the 76th minute at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea provisionally moved...
  • Chelsea can win Premier-Champions League double: Thibaut Courtois November 1, 2014

    London: Thibaut Courtois reckons Chelsea are capable of achieving what the Belgium keeper came agonisingly close to doing at Atletico Madrid last season - winning a European and domestic double. Courtois was the bedrock of the unfancied Spanish side who defied the odds to beat giants Barcelona and Real Madrid to...
  • Diego Costa back for Chelsea as Jose Mourinho urges Spain caution October 31, 2014

    London: Chelsea's leading scorer Diego Costa is fit for Saturday's London derby at home to Queens Park Rangers, but Spain need to look after him in the next international break, manager Jose Mourinho said on Friday. Mourinho did nothing to diffuse tension between the club and Spain's coach Vicente Del Bosque,...
  • Arsenal can still win Premier League, says Arsene Wenger October 31, 2014

    London: Arsenal are still in contention for the Premier League title and it is too soon to say that leaders Chelsea can go through the season undefeated, manager Arsene Wenger told a news conference on Friday. Wenger's so-called "Invincibles" team achieved that feat over 38 league games in 2003-04, but he...
  • Drogba is proving why he is a Special One, says Mourinho October 29, 2014

    Some Chelsea fans thought manager Jose Mourinho had taken leave of his senses when he decided to bring the ageing Didier Drogba back to the club in the close season. There was a feeling that the 36-year-old Ivorian was well past his best and that returning to Stamford Bridge might tarnish...
  • Capital One Cup: Balotelli inspires Liverpool, Chelsea tame Shrews October 29, 2014

    Mario Balotelli enjoyed a rare moment of ecstasy in a Liverpool shirt by inspiring a 2-1 win over Swansea City in the League Cup on Tuesday while Chelsea had to call for reinforcements to see off Shrewsbury Town. On a night when Premier League West Bromwich Albion were dumped out by...
  • Louis van Gaal unhappy with 'stupid' Robin van Persie October 28, 2014

    Manchester: Louis van Gaal labelled compatriot Robin van Persie "stupid" after his celebrations in scoring a dramatic late equaliser for Manchester United in their 1-1 draw at home to Premier League leaders Chelsea saw the experienced Dutch striker booked. Van Gaal looked on course to fall to a defeat against Chelsea...
  • Chelsea face mismatch in last 16 of Capital One Cup October 28, 2014

    Two days after playing at Old Trafford, Chelsea will experience the other side of English football when the Premier League leaders visit fourth-tier club Shrewsbury for the biggest mismatch of the last 16 of the League Cup. The 9,875-capacity Greenhous Meadow Stadium will have a slightly different atmosphere to Manchester United's...
  • Former Liverpool managing director Christian Purslow joins Chelsea October 27, 2014

    English Premier League club Chelsea have appointed the former Liverpool managing director Christian Purslow as their head of global commercial activities. Purslow will lead Chelsea's attempt to expand their brand as they seek to become a growing force on and off the field. A statement on the club's website read: "The club...
  • Jose Mourinho frustrated to let Manchester United break out of jail October 27, 2014

    Manchester: Jose Mourinho shared the honours with former mentor Louis van Gaal as his Chelsea side drew at Manchester United in the Premier league on Sunday, but there was no doubt which of the pair was happier with the 1-1 result. Leading through Didier Drogba's header early in the second half,...
  • Robin van Persie helps Manchester United grab 1-1 draw against Chelsea October 26, 2014

    Manchester: Robin van Persie rescued Manchester United with a goal in the fourth minute of stoppage time to earn a 1-1 draw with leader Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday. The Netherlands striker rammed home a loose ball from 10 meters to make amends for his error that helped Chelsea...
  • Diego Costa likely to start against Manchester United October 26, 2014

    Manchester: Spanish marksman Diego Costa has overcome his hamstring problem and illness and is likely to be in Chelsea's starting squad against Manchester United in the English Premier League at Old Trafford on Sunday. According to the Daily Mail, the football league's top scorer came through Saturday's training session and will...