CHELSEA

  • 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...
  • Manchester City pay heavy price for lack of spine December 29, 2014

    London: The absence of Vincent Kompany, Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero cost Manchester City dear as they blew a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at home to struggling Burnley on Sunday. The Premier League champions looked certain to cut the gap on leaders Chelsea to one point with a 10th successive...
  • Chelsea held to a 1-1 draw at Southampton in Premier League December 28, 2014

    Southampton: Premier League leaders Chelsea were held to a 1-1 draw by Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday after failing to take advantage of a one-man advantage in the closing minutes. Sadio Mane put Southampton ahead in the 17th minute with his second goal in as many games, racing onto...
  • New Chelsea contract for John Terry a 'formality': Jose Mourinho December 28, 2014

    London: Skipper John Terry will sign a one-year extension to his Chelsea contract after Jose Mourinho revealed that it is now "a formality". The 34-year-old will be a leading contender for the PFA Player of the Year award after some outstanding displays at the heart of defence, reports dailymail.co.uk. Mourinho kept him...
  • John Terry's all gold for Chelsea and Mourinho December 27, 2014

    London: Former England captain John Terry is performing as well in central defence as he was a decade ago, according to Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho. Terry scored for the second time in five days when his first-half goal, the 61st of his club career, paved the way for Premier League leaders...
  • Strong start gives Manchester City 3-1 win at West Brom December 26, 2014

    West Bromwich: Manchester City kept the pressure on Premier League leader Chelsea by easing to a 3-1 win over West Bromwich Albion in snowy conditions on Friday, scoring all of its goals in the first 34 minutes. Fernando gave City the lead in the eighth minute by pouncing on a goalkeeper...
  • Terry, Costa score as Chelsea beat West Ham 2-0, stay top in EPL December 26, 2014

    London: John Terry scored for the second straight game and Diego Costa grabbed his 13th goal of the season as Chelsea beat West Ham 2-0 to stay top of the Premier League on Friday. West Ham arrived at Stamford Bridge in fourth place and one of the surprises of the season,...
  • No rest in EPL as hectic festive period looms December 26, 2014

    Manchester: While Europe's other big leagues take a breather over the festive period, clubs in the English Premier League begin a traditionally frenzied spell of fixtures that excites fans, exhausts players, tests managers, and potentially defines campaigns. A run of four games in nine or 10 days kicks off on Friday...
  • Chelsea aim to deny rivals Manchester City any festive cheer December 25, 2014

    The omens are good for a Chelsea side heading into Christmas top of the Premier League tree but manager Jose Mourinho does not want to give title rivals Manchester City any reason to cheer over the festive season. Having beaten Stoke City 2-0 at the Britannia Stadium on Monday, the London...
  • Jose Mourinho heaps praises on 'good friend' Alex Ferguson December 24, 2014

    London: English football club Chelsea's coach Jose Mourinho has heaped praise on Alex Ferguson saying the former Manchester United manager is a very good friend and he likes him very much. Mourinho said maximisation of talent have been one of the key features that made Ferguson one of most successful mangers...
  • EPL: Terry, Fabregas score as Chelsea beat Stoke City 2-0 December 23, 2014

    John Terry scored his first league goal of the season to help Chelsea beat Stoke 2-0 on Monday and restore their three-point lead atop the Premier League table. Terry put his side ahead in just the second minute with a powerful header from a corner, and Cesc Fabregas doubled the lead...
  • EPL: Manchester City primed to pounce on leaders Chelsea December 20, 2014

    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...