Jose Mourinho

  • Chelsea must avoid Europa League, says Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho Yesterday

    Jose Mourinho insists his Chelsea side must do "everything" they can to qualify for the next stage of the Champions League and avoid the chance of dropping down into the Europa League. Speaking ahead of Chelsea's opening Group G match against Schalke 04 at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, the Chelsea manager...
  • Chelsea expect Eden Hazard to sign new deal Yesterday

    Chelsea are confident that Belgium midfielder Eden Hazard will commit his long-term future to the Premier League club by signing a new contract, manager Jose Mourinho said on Tuesday. Hazard, who was Chelsea's top scorer with 14 league goals last season, has established himself as an talismanic playmaker since his arrival...
  • Chelsea sweating on Costa's fitness 4 days ago

    London: Chelsea are sweating on the fitness of Diego Costa and the Premier League leaders will do all they can to get him fit to face Swansea City on Saturday. The powerful striker has made a blistering start to his Stamford Bridge career, scoring four goals in three appearances since leaving...
  • Jose Mourinho unhappy at Chelsea defence in nine-goal thriller August 31, 2014

    Television viewers around the world were treated to a dazzling exhibition of attacking football when Chelsea beat Everton 6-3 in an extraordinary game on Saturday but visiting manager Jose Mourinho was hardly purring with joy. Mourinho's teams are traditionally rock solid at the back and he was disappointed Chelsea let in...
  • Chelsea striker Costa doubtful for Everton trip August 29, 2014

    London: Diego Costa is doubtful for Chelsea's trip to Everton on Saturday while manager Jose Mourinho has said the club will be in trouble if media reports of a Fernando Torres move to AC Milan prove accurate. Spain striker Costa, who joined in the close season for 32 million pounds ($53.1...
  • Torres may be ready for new start, says Mourinho August 29, 2014

    London: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has raised the prospect of Fernando Torres leaving the club before the transfer window closes, saying the Spain striker may be ready to "try a new life, a new club, probably a new league." Torres joined Chelsea from Liverpool in January 2011 for what was then...
  • Exclusive: I want to win everything at Chelsea, says Cesc Fabregas August 25, 2014

    After nine glorious years at Arsenal and a three-year stint with Spanish giants Barcelona, Cesc Fabregas is back to the Premier League fold but this time with Chelsea. The Spaniard, who joined Arsenal as a 16-year-old in 2003, scored 57 goals in 303 games for the Gunners and won...
  • Torres still in Mourinho's plans despite Chelsea absence August 24, 2014

    While Jose Mourinho salutes the striking start to Diego Costa's Chelsea career, the manager insists he has not forgotten what another expensive but more misfiring La Liga import can contribute to his side's Premier League title drive. Fernando Torres, Chelsea's record 50 million pound ($82.84 million) signing, could not even command...
  • Leicester City not to be under-estimated, says Jose Mourinho August 22, 2014

    After beating one promoted club in Burnley, Chelsea must avoid the mistake of under-estimating another in their home game with Leicester City, manager Jose Mourinho told a news conference on Friday. Chelsea received widespread praise for their performance in winning 3-1 at Burnley on Monday, when Mourinho described Spanish midfielder Cesc...
  • Luka Modric commits to Real Madrid with new four-year deal August 20, 2014

    Real Madrid's Croatian midfielder Luka Modric will remain at the European Champions for the next four years after signing a new contract, the La Liga giants announced on Wednesday. "Real Madrid C. F. announces the extension Luka Modric's contract, linking him to the club for the next four seasons," the club...
  • Cesc Fabregas master class backs up Mourinho move August 19, 2014

    Lodon: Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas provided a swift demonstration of why Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was so keen to bring him back to the Premier League as he orchestrated Monday's 3-1 season-opening win at Burnley in commanding fashion. Fabregas spent seven seasons in England with Arsenal before making a move, three...
  • Jose Mourinho hopes Petr Cech stays despite losing Chelsea spot August 19, 2014

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said he hoped goalkeeper Petr Cech will stay loyal to the club despite losing the starting spot to Belgian Thibaut Courtois. Courtois, 22, who has returned to Chelsea from a successful loan spell with Atletico Madrid, was Mourinho's choice for the club's Premier League opener on Monday,...
  • Goalkeeping strength makes Chelsea contenders says Mourinho August 15, 2014

    London: Chelsea have two of the best three goalkeepers in the world, which will help make them serious contenders to win the Premier League this season, their manager Jose Mourinho told a news conference on Friday. Ahead of Monday's opening game away to newly promoted Burnley, he refused to say whether...
  • EPL Team Preview: Mourinho's Chelsea can't afford another trophyless season August 13, 2014

    London: Perhaps only Jose Mourinho could survive as Chelsea manager following a trophyless season. Surely another year of failure would stretch the patience of owner Roman Abramovich again. When his six years in exile from Stamford Bridge ended last year, Mourinho could reasonably claim that time was required to rebuild...
  • Didier Drogba still has killer instinct, says Jose Mourinho August 1, 2014

    Veteran striker Didier Drogba will still strike fear into defenders when he begins his second spell at Chelsea, manager Jose Mourinho said on Friday. "The killer instinct is still there," Mourinho, in an interview with Sky Sports, said of the 36-year-old Ivorian who signed a 12-month contract last month after spells...
  • Expect Chelsea fight for first-choice keeper spot: Mourinho August 1, 2014

    London: Petr Cech is ready to take up the challenge of competing with Thibaut Courtois for the position of Chelsea's number one goalkeeper, manager Jose Mourinho said on Thursday. Belgian international Courtois, 22, has returned to his parent club following a long-term loan spell with La Liga champions Atletico Madrid and...
  • Lukaku wasn't highly motivated at Chelsea: Mourinho July 31, 2014

    London: Jose Mourinho says striker Romelu Lukaku is a "good kid" but was not motivated enough to fight for a starting spot at Chelsea. The Belgian international moved to Everton for a reported 28 million pounds on Wednesday, having scored 16 goals in 33 appearances while on loan, his second spell...
  • Didier Drogba 'belongs' at Chelsea, says Jose Mourinho July 25, 2014

    Didier Drogba's return to Chelsea is a possibility but any decision to re-sign him would be made in a non-emotional way, according to manager Jose Mourinho. "If I bring him back, and the decision has to be made soon, it is because as a player he has qualities to make the...
  • Tiago signs new two-year deal with Atletico Madrid July 22, 2014

    Portuguese midfielder Tiago has signed a new two-year deal with Atletico Madrid, the La Liga champions confirmed on Tuesday, ruling out a possible return to former club Chelsea. The 33-year-old originally turned down offers of a new contract at the Calderon and was widely reported to be set for a switch...
  • World Cup 2014: England job would interest me, one day, says Mourinho June 21, 2014

    The opportunity to manage the England national team in the future is something that Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho would welcome because he likes the country "very, very much." Roy Hodgson's side were knocked out of the World Cup in Brazil after Costa Rica beat Group D rivals Italy 1-0 on...
  • Jose Mourinho is a superstar: Kevin Pietersen May 21, 2014

    Speaking to CNN-IBN, the former England batsman spoke about his favourite football club Chelsea and the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil. ...
  • Chelsea have made big strides this season, says Jose Mourinho May 9, 2014

    A subdued Jose Mourinho, still smarting from his latest fine by the football authorities, described Chelsea's season on Friday as a huge improvement despite their failure to win a trophy. He was fined 10,000 pounds ($17,000) on Thursday by the FA for sarcastic remarks about Mike Dean, the referee in a...
  • Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho fined after sarcastic praise for referees May 9, 2014

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been fined 10,000 pounds ($17,000) after sarcastically praising the match referee and English referees' chief following a key Premier League defeat last month, the FA said on Thursday. The Londoners lost 2-1 at home to a struggling Sunderland side, which ended Mourinho's 77-game unbeaten league record...
  • Jose Mourinho questions strikers as season fizzles out May 5, 2014

    London: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho bemoaned his side's lack of a game-changing striker after their season effectively fizzled out in a 0-0 home Premier League draw to Norwich City on Sunday that typified their inconsistent campaign. The result left Chelsea in third place with only one game to play, a point...
  • EPL: Chelsea title hopes appear over after Norwich draw May 5, 2014

    London: Jose Mourinho accepted Chelsea's Premier League faint title hopes had been extinguished by a 0-0 draw against Norwich on Sunday, with the manager frustrated with his misfiring strikers at the end of his first season back in charge. Neither Demba Ba nor Fernando Torres came close to scoring as Chelsea...
  • Eden Hazard not ready to sacrifice himself for the team: Jose Mourinho May 2, 2014

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho accused his midfielder Eden Hazard on Friday of "not sacrificing himself 100 per cent" for his team-mates, two days after their Champions League semi-final exit. Hazard, 23, Chelsea's principal playmaker following the sale of Juan Mata to Manchester United, appeared to risk his coach's wrath when he...
  • Jose Mourinho rues crucial minute after semi-final defeat May 1, 2014

    Chelsea's Champions League semi-final defeat by Atletico Madrid hinged on a pivotal second-half minute and the expertise of a young goalkeeper on loan from the Premier League club to the Spanish side, Jose Mourinho said on Wednesday. Atletico beat Chelsea 3-1 to set up a final against city rivals real Madrid...
  • Chelsea stand in way of Atletico's first Champions League final April 30, 2014

    London: It's not only illness that has exhausted Jose Mourinho. Defending the virtues of employing defensive tactics once again is wearing out the Chelsea manager. However much Liverpool and Atletico Madrid were frustrated by Mourinho's well-disciplined methods to stifle them in the last week, they kept Chelsea on track to trophies...
  • Boost for Chelsea with John Terry fit to face Atletico Madrid April 30, 2014

    London: Chelsea got a massive boost before Wednesday's Champions League semifinal second leg against Atletico Madrid when manager Jose Mourinho said John Terry was fit to play after recovering from an ankle injury. Captain Terry limped off after turning his ankle in the second half of the 0-0 first-leg draw in...
  • Jose Mourinho aiming to knock Atletico off their 'cloud' April 29, 2014

    The tepid 0-0 draw in the Vicente Calderon resembled a phoney war but Chelsea and Atletico Madrid will surely up the ante at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday when a place in the Champions League final is on the line. That semi-final first leg stalemate left Chelsea marginal favourites to progress although...