CHELSEA

  • EPL: Manchester City primed to pounce on leaders Chelsea 10 hours 30 minutes ago

    Rejuvenated Manchester City can pile the pressure on Premier League leaders Chelsea for the first time this season if they beat struggling visitors Crystal Palace on Saturday. With Chelsea not playing at Stoke City until Monday, a City victory at the Etihad Stadium against a Palace side who have failed to...
  • Liverpool set up Capital One Cup semis with Chelsea 2 days ago

    Liverpool will play Chelsea in the Capital One Cup semi-finals after Raheem Sterling netted twice in a 3-1 victory over second-tier Bournemouth on Wednesday, while Tottenham eased through with a 4-0 rout of Newcastle. Lazar Markovic scored between Sterling's first goals since September as Liverpool won on the south coast. Progress...
  • Chelsea, third-tier Sheffield United in Capital One semi-finals 3 days ago

    Chelsea swept into the semi-finals of the English League Cup on Tuesday, joining third-tier Sheffield United in the last four after their shock win over Premier League side Southampton. Eliminated at the quarter-final stage in three of the previous four seasons, Chelsea made no mistake this time as goals by Eden...
  • Capital One Cup: Jose Mourinho to field strong team 4 days ago

    Jose Mourinho will select a strong Chelsea side out of respect to high-flying Championship team Derby County when they meet in the quarter-finals of the Capital One Cup on Tuesday. Only rested England defender Gary Cahill will not be considered for selection at Derby while playmaking maestro Cesc Fabregas is expected...
  • EPL: Eden Hazard, Diego Costa give Chelsea 2-0 win over Hull City 6 days ago

    London: Eden Hazard and Diego Costa scored as Premier League leader Chelsea responded to their first loss of the season with a 2-0 victory over 10-man Hull. Hazard scored his eighth goal of the season in the seventh minute, and Hull midfielder Tom Huddlestone was dismissed on the hour after being...
  • Mourinho backs Petr Cech to stay ahead of Hull City start December 12, 2014

    London: Out-of-favour goalkeeper Petr Cech will not leave Chelsea in January and has nothing to prove ahead of his first Premier League start of the season against Hull City, manager Jose Mourinho said. The Czech international had been Chelsea's number one for the last 10 years before Thibaut Courtois, who returned...
  • Champions League: Ruthless Chelsea end Sporting Lisbon hopes December 11, 2014

    London: Chelsea gave a helping hand to a former hero on Wednesday by rounding off the Champions League group stage with a 3-1 victory over Sporting which sent the Portuguese side packing and opened the door for Schalke 04 to reach the last 16. The English side finished comfortably clear at...
  • Jose Mourinho ready to give youth a chance against Sporting December 9, 2014

    Chelsea may not need to change their approach after suffering their first defeat of the season at Newcastle United but that will not stop manager Jose Mourinho giving youth a chance against Sporting in the Champions League on Wednesday. Chelsea's blistering start came to an abrupt halt on Saturday when Papiss...
  • Jose Mourinho rails at time-wasting fans and ball boys December 6, 2014

    London: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho turned his ire on Newcastle United' fans and even the ball boys on Saturday after his side's 23-match unbeaten run was ended by a 2-1 Premier League defeat. The Portuguese, whose side were undone by Papiss Cisse's second-half double, accused the home fans of time-wasting. "I think...
  • EPL: Newcastle end Chelsea's undefeated run with a 2-1 win December 6, 2014

    Newcastle: Chelsea slipped to its first defeat of the season by losing 2-1 at Newcastle on Saturday, with substitute Papiss Cisse scoring both of the home side's goals in the second half. Cisse scored in the 57th and 78th minutes before Newcastle had defender Steven Taylor sent off in the 81st...
  • Chelsea seek record, Manchester City aim to keep up chase December 6, 2014

    Chelsea will try to stay unbeaten for a club record 24th straight match when they visit Newcastle United in the Premier League on Saturday having had little time to recover from their midweek win over Tottenham Hotspur. Jose Mourinho's men maintained their unbeaten start with a 3-0 home victory over Spurs...
  • Trophies, not records matter to unbeaten Chelsea, says Mourinho December 5, 2014

    Unbeaten Chelsea do not care about breaking records, the only thing that matters is winning the Premier League title, manager Jose Mourinho said on Friday. Chelsea have been in scintillating form this season and top the table by six points, having won 11 games and 36 points in their opening 14...
  • Chelsea's fringe players may prove difference, says Loic Remy December 4, 2014

    London: The strength of Chelsea's fringe players will determine whether the club win the Premier League this season, according to reserve striker Loic Remy. The French international scored the last goal in Wednesday's 3-0 victory over London rivals Tottenham Hotspur after being brought on by manager Jose Mourinho as a second-half...
  • Alan Pardew hopes Newcastle can maintain Jose Mourinho hoodoo December 4, 2014

    Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew is hoping his side can continue their Premier League hoodoo over Jose Mourinho at St James' Park when Premier League leaders Chelsea visit the north-east on Saturday. Newcastle will be seeking a third successive home league win over Chelsea at the imposing 52,000 city-centre ground where...
  • Drogba assists, scores as Chelsea beat Tottenham 3-0 December 4, 2014

    Didier Drogba and Loic Remy showed Chelsea can cope without Diego Costa on Wednesday, with the backup strikers both scoring as the Premier League leaders swept aside Tottenham 3-0 to extend their unbeaten start to the season. Although Tottenham threatened early on, with Harry Kane heading against the crossbar, Chelsea took...
  • EPL: Chelsea aim to make it another Bridge of sighs for Spurs December 3, 2014

    Chelsea will look to stretch one of the longest unbeaten sequences in the top flight when the runaway leaders entertain arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday. There has been little love lost between the fans of both sides since Spurs beat Chelsea 2-1 at Wembley in the first all-London FA Cup...
  • Financial Fair Play is a contradiction, says Jose Mourinho December 2, 2014

    UEFA's Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules are "a contradiction" and only serve to protect big clubs with a long history of success, according to Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho. Mourinho's club spent heavily in the close season to sign Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa but, after losing a number of players, had...
  • Diego Costa banned for Chelsea derby but Mourinho unconcerned November 30, 2014

    London: Diego Costa will miss Chelsea's midweek derby clash with Tottenham Hotspur after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season in Saturday's 0-0 draw at Sunderland but manager Jose Mourinho seems unconcerned. The striker, top scorer for the leaders with 11 Premier League goals this season, is suspended for...
  • EPL: Sunderland hold league leaders Chelsea to a goalless draw November 30, 2014

    Sunderland: Chelsea failed to score for the first time this season, although the Premier League leaders remained unbeaten after a 0-0 draw with Sunderland on Saturday. Having previously been held by Manchester rivals United and City, this was just the third time this season Chelsea had dropped points. Both teams did hit...
  • Best is yet to come from Chelsea, says Jose Mourinho November 29, 2014

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is confident the best is yet to come from a side unbeaten in 12 Premier League matches and showing no signs of taking their foot off the gas. Chelsea have a six-point advantage over second-placed Southampton and few would predict the title heading anywhere other than Stamford...
  • EPL: Surprising Southampton facing test of credentials November 28, 2014

    Manchester: Widely tipped as a possible relegation contender following their summer of upheaval, Southampton have stunned English football by winning eight of their first 12 games to sit in second place in the Premier League and split the country's established powers. The results of Southampton's next three games could show whether...
  • Champions League: Terry, Drogba score as Chelsea crush Schalke 5-0 November 26, 2014

    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 November 25, 2014

    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 November 24, 2014

    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 November 22, 2014

    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 November 22, 2014

    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 November 21, 2014

    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 November 21, 2014

    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...