JOSE MOURINHO

  • Chelsea salute rookie Kurt Zouma's role in League Cup final victory Yesterday

    Jose Mourinho clearly saw Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen as Tottenham Hotspur's two chief League Cup final weapons and the way the pair were subdued played a key role in Chelsea's 2-0 Wembley triumph. Chelsea fans looked at each other in bewilderment when the teams were announced before kickoff on Sunday,...
  • Jose Mourinho praise small comfort for Mauricio Pochettino Yesterday

    It may have been of scant consolation to Mauricio Pochettino after his Tottenham Hotspur side had been soundly beaten at Wembley but his Chelsea conqueror Jose Mourinho believes the Argentine will go on to enjoy major success with Spurs. Following Chelsea's 2-0 triumph in the League Cup final on Sunday, Mourinho...
  • Chelsea, Tottenham face-off in English League Cup final 3 days ago

    Manchester: In the space of a few hours on Sunday, Chelsea could win its first trophy in Jose Mourinho's second spell as manager and take a big step toward capturing the Premier League title. The first piece of silverware in the English season is up for grabs when London rivals Chelsea...
  • Chelsea made League Cup a serious competition: Jose Mourinho 4 days ago

    London: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes winning the League Cup 10 years ago revolutionised the competition as Premier League clubs have since started to take it more seriously. Mourinho, whose side play Tottenham Hotspur in the final at Wembley on Sunday, claimed his first piece of silverware with Chelsea in 2005...
  • Jose Mourinho queries English refereeing standards February 23, 2015

    London: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho made a surprise appearance on a British soccer television show on Sunday, to query the standard of refereeing he has seen this season. Mourinho, whose side drew 1-1 at home to Burnley on Saturday, was frustrated that referee Martin Atkinson sent off Nemanja Matic in the...
  • Tight-lipped Jose Mourinho tries to conceal fury February 22, 2015

    Jose Mourinho tried to conceal his obvious anger at the incidents which he clearly believed had cost Premier League leaders Chelsea victory over Burnley on Saturday. After the 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea's manager repeatedly told TV interviewers that there were four moments in the game "where you can write...
  • Chelsea ban two more over racist incident in Paris February 21, 2015

    London: Chelsea have banned two more people, bringing the total to five, from their Stamford Bridge stadium following a probe into a racist incident captured in amateur video footage on the Paris Metro. "If it is deemed there is sufficient evidence of their involvement in the incident the club will issue...
  • Jose Mourinho urges referees to protect Chelsea winger Hazard February 21, 2015

    Eden Hazard has asked Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho to find him shin pads that also protect the back of his legs after suffering a record number of fouls in the Premier League and European competition this season. Mourinho, who urged referees to offer the tricky Belgium forward more protection, said Hazard...
  • Jose Mourinho 'ashamed' by racist Chelsea fans February 20, 2015

    England: Jose Mourinho felt ashamed by racist fans who pushed a black passenger off a metro train in Paris and he hopes the victim will accept an invitation to watch a game at Stamford Bridge to prove such behaviour was not a reflection of the real Chelsea. The man, named only...
  • Jose Mourinho praises Petr Cech and ref after last-gasp Chelsea win February 12, 2015

    Jose Mourinho had a double break with tradition on Wednesday as he strolled on to the pitch to hug goalkeeper Petr Cech then praised a "fantastically disallowed" Chelsea goal shortly before Willian's 89th-minute shot secured a 1-0 home win over Everton. Mourinho usually disappears down the tunnel before the last note...
  • Chelsea's seven-point lead not decisive, says Jose Mourinho February 10, 2015

    London: The English Premier League is so competitive that a seven-point lead at the top of the table with 14 matches to go is no guarantee of winning the title, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said on Tuesday. Chelsea opened up that gap when they won 2-1 at Aston Villa on Saturday...
  • Cesc Fabregas poised for Chelsea recall against Everton February 10, 2015

    London: Chelsea playmaker Cesc Fabregas is likely to be back for the home game with Everton in the Premier League in midweek after missing two matches with a hamstring problem. "I think he plays on Wednesday because on Saturday it was a decision to protect him," manager Jose Mourinho told the...
  • Seven-point lead means nothing in England, says Jose Mourinho February 8, 2015

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said the Premier League title race is still open despite his team stretching their lead over Manchester City to seven points on Saturday. Branislav Ivanovic secured a 2-1 win for Chelsea at Aston Villa while City needed a late James Milner goal to scrape a 1-1 home...
  • EPL: Chelsea extend lead atop Premier League to 7 points February 7, 2015

    Chelsea extended their Premier League lead to seven points by beating Aston Villa 2-1 on Saturday as Manchester City were held to a 1-1 draw by Hull. Eden Hazard and Branislav Ivanovic netted for Chelsea, either side of Jores Okore's header for Villa, which ended a goal drought of 11 hours...
  • Jose Mourinho continues attack on Financial Fair Play rules February 7, 2015

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has repeated his call for clubs who breach European governing body UEFA's Financial Fair Play rules to be stripped of their titles and docked points. "I don't think a team can be champions when you are punished because you didn't comply with Financial Fair Play (FFP)," Mourinho...
  • Chelsea should be further ahead in title race, says Jose Mourinho February 6, 2015

    London: Chelsea should be more than five points ahead of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League, according to a morose Jose Mourinho who reluctantly returned to speak to the media on Friday after refusing to talk last week. Mourinho, asked why he looked so glum, told reporters: "You...
  • EPL: No love lost as Chelsea, Manchester City set for title showdown January 31, 2015

    It is hard to imagine two more different characters than Jose Mourinho and Manuel Pellegrini, so it is no surprise that the Chelsea manager and his Manchester City counterpart seem to rub each other up the wrong way. Their simmering rivalry is set for another chapter in Saturday's top-of-the-table Premier League...
  • Embattled Chelsea cancel news conference January 30, 2015

    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...
  • Manchester City facing the blues? January 29, 2015

    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...
  • Didier Drogba not finished yet, says Chealsea manager Jose Mourinho January 26, 2015

    London: Jose Mourinho insists there is more to come from Didier Drogba at Chelsea as the striker says he wants to stay at the club beyond the end of the season. Mourinho led the tributes to Drogba as he was honoured for his outstanding contribution to the game by the Football...
  • Mourinho bemoans Chelsea's disgraceful FA Cup drubbing January 25, 2015

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...