Wolves come from behind to beat wasteful Chelsea

Wolverhampton - Chelsea were made to pay heavily for missed chances as they squandered a lead to lose 2-1 at Wolves on Wednesday. Ruben Loftus-Cheek looked set to take centre-stage when he marked just his second Premier League start of the ...

Thursday, December 6, 2018

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Ross Barkley, Olivier Giroud score in Chelsea's Europa win over Malmo

Giroud doubled it for Chelsea's in the 58th minute after flicking in Willian's cross in front of the net, built up from Barkley's counter-attack. Malmo pulled one back in the 80th minute when Anders Christiansen chased down Markus Rosenberg and ...
Friday, February 15, 2019

Chelsea edge out Malmo as Arsenal suffer Europa League setback

Ross Barkley took advantage of a defensive lapse by the home team to put Chelsea ahead on the half-hour mark, with Olivier Giroud adding a 58th-minute second before Malmo's late goal gave them a glimmer of hope ahead of next week's return match at ...
Friday, February 15, 2019

Chelsea back to winning ways with hard-earned victory over Malmo

Ross Barkley's first goal in European competition and a neat strike from Olivier Giroud alleviated some of the pressure and though Malmo did produce a consolation towards the end, Chelsea should have enough to progress to the last 16 in next Thursday's ...
Friday, February 15, 2019

Sarri survives scrutiny-filled Sweden trip as Chelsea stop the rot

Rarely would a win for a side worth almost £450 million over a team put together for less than £20m bring about such relief as Chelsea's over Malmo did for Maurizio Sarri. The Italian has been at rock bottom this week following Sunday's humbling at the ...
Friday, February 15, 2019

From Jorginho to a lack of Plan B: Why Sarriball isn't working at Chelsea

As Maurizio Sarri enters what some believe to be his end game at Chelsea following a 6-0 thrashing at the hands of Guardiola's City, it seems increasingly unlikely the Blues head coach will ever get his light bulb 'second ball' moment. For Sarri, a ...
Friday, February 15, 2019

David Luiz 3/10, Jorginho 4/10 as Chelsea are embarrassed at Bournemouth

Gonzalo Higuain endured a Premier League debut to forget as Chelsea were humiliated 4-0 by Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Wednesday. Josh King struck twice and David Brooks punished one horrendous David Luiz error before Charlie Daniels' ...
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Chelsea loan Michy Batshuayi to Crystal Palace for rest of season

Chelsea have agreed to send striker Michy Batshuayi on loan to Crystal Palace for the rest of the season, the south London club announced on Friday. Batshuayi and his representatives had turned their attentions to Palace after failing in an attempt to ...
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Premier League: 'Maybe it's my fault'- Maurizio Sarri fumes after Chelsea face ...

Bournemouth: Maurizio Sarri questioned his ability to motivate Chelsea's spluttering stars after their humiliating 4-0 defeat at Bournemouth on Wednesday. The shocking result at Dean Court ranked as Chelsea's biggest league defeat for 22 years and was ...
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Maurizio Sarri: Chelsea manager takes blame for Bournemouth defeat

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri said Wednesday's 4-0 loss at Bournemouth - the club's heaviest league defeat for 23 years - was "my fault". The visitors dominated possession in the first half but were unable to break down a Bournemouth side who then ...
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Chelsea won't give Sarri long, he needs to try something different

Times may have changed at Stamford Bridge since Roman Abramovich dispensed with managers before they had even completed a full season in charge, but Sarri still needs to be careful to avoid becoming another Chelsea statistic like Luiz Felipe Scolari ...
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri guilty of ignoring players' grievances but they ...

Maurizio Sarri takes an interpreter to every media interview he attends but perhaps the Chelsea coach should start using one for his interaction with the players as well. For it appears something is being lost in translation on a regular basis, as ...
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Higuain doesn't stand a chance at Chelsea if Sarri doesn't sort midfield ...

It was a midweek round of shocks in the Premier League, with only two of the top six recording victories, the cold and snow seemingly freezing limbs in sluggish outings for Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City. In the circumstances ...
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Tottenham allowed to open talks with rivals Chelsea over loan star Batshuayi

Michy Batshuayi is still looking for an escape route from his nightmare loan move from Chelsea to Valencia, as rivals Tottenham begin talks over a possible deal, Goal understands. Chelsea are unwilling to loan their 25-year-old striker to Spurs so they ...
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Chelsea's Batshuayi seals Crystal Palace loan deal

Crystal Palace have struck a deadline-day coup as the Eagles snapped up Chelsea's Michy Batshuayi on a loan deal until the end of the season. Out of favour at Stamford Bridge, Batshuayi enjoyed a successful spell at Borussia Dortmund at the start of ...
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Chelsea stunned by 4-goal Bournemouth

Bournemouth - Maurizio Sarri's first season at Chelsea descended into crisis as his spluttering side slumped to an embarrassing 4-0 defeat at Bournemouth on Wednesday to drop to fifth in the Premier League. Two second-half goals from Joshua King ...
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Spurs Stunned by Palace as FA Cup Holders Chelsea Ease Past Wednesday

Spurs' Kieran Trippier missed with a penalty before half-time as Tottenham suffered more spot-kick woe following Thursday's shoot-out defeat by Chelsea, another of their London rivals, in a League Cup semi-final.
Monday, January 28, 2019

Chelsea have rejected Callum Hudson-Odoi's transfer request, Sky Sports News ...

Hudson-Odoi was urged to stay at the club to become one of the best players in the world by team-mate Willian on Monday, while Chelsea assistant manager Gianfranco Zola said they were beginning to show "trust" in him.
Monday, January 28, 2019

Callum Hudson-Odoi gives Chelsea a taste of what they might miss

By scoring a well-taken goal in Chelsea's FA Cup win over Sheffield Wednesday on Sunday, Callum Hudson-Odoi served up the latest power play in an increasingly fascinating battle between the teenager and the club. The winger's cut inside and ...
Monday, January 28, 2019

FA Cup: Chelsea v Sheffield Wednesday - how you rated the players

Chelsea debutant Gonzalo Higuain topped your player ratings with an average of 7.09 in their 3-0 FA Cup win over Sheffield Wednesday. Willian was second on 6.79, despite scoring two of the three goals. Barry Bannan topped the Owls rankings with 5.78.
Monday, January 28, 2019

Chelsea cruise to FA Cup win as VAR denies Sheffield Wednesday penalty

Gonzalo Higuain made his first start for Chelsea as two goals from Willian and a Callum Hudson-Odoi strike gave Maurizio Sarri's side a 3-0 FA Cup win over Sheffield Wednesday -- who had a penalty award overturned by VAR -- at Stamford Bridge.
Sunday, January 27, 2019

Callum Hudson-Odoi: Chelsea refusing to sell teenage winger

Chelsea have told Callum Hudson-Odoi that they are unwilling to sell him, after the teenager handed in a transfer request. The 18-year-old, who has 18 months left on his contract, has been the subject of a £35m bid from Bayern Munich. The winger stated ...
Sunday, January 27, 2019

FA Cup: Holders Chelsea draw Man Utd in FA Cup fifth round

Defending champions Chelsea will host 12-time winners Manchester United in the fifth round of the FA Cup in a repeat of last year's final. League Two side Newport County could host Premier League champions Manchester City if they overcome ...
Sunday, January 27, 2019

Chelsea stand firm over Bayern Munich's pursuit of Callum Hudson-Odoi and ...

And Hudson-Odoi's transfer request has been rejected, as the Blues still hope to convince the teenager to stay at Stamford Bridge despite his refusal to sign a new contract. Bayern could revive their interest in the summer, when Chelsea might be forced ...
Sunday, January 27, 2019

Hudson-Odoi's push for Bayern Munich move a uniquely Chelsea disaster

The 18-year-old's neat take, skilful touch and finish to Andreas Christensen's floated pass in Sunday's 3-0 FA Cup win would normally have been cheered as the ultimate validation of more than a decade of work by Chelsea's academy. But those who toil ...
Sunday, January 27, 2019

'I don't like mercenaries' - Higuain blasted after Chelsea move

Gonzalo Higuain has been labelled a 'mercenary' for leaving AC Milan to join Premier League club Chelsea. Italy's interior minister Matteo Salvini on Monday lashed out at the Argentina striker - and not for the first time. Higuain was loaned to AC ...
Sunday, January 27, 2019

Eden Hazard's left-flank brilliance makes the difference for Chelsea

On a chilly, boisterous night under the low white lights at Stamford Bridge Chelsea reached the final of the Carabaou Cup. They did so thanks to a first half during which they scored twice and played with an unmannered freedom, not so much Sarri-ball ...
Thursday, January 24, 2019

Higuain trolled after Chelsea move by AC Milan fans via medium of chocolate memes

When Gonzalo Higuain completed his loan move to Chelsea on Wednesday evening, the news was accompanied by a flurry of confusing Nutella-themed memes being posted on social media. For the uninitiated, the joke stems back a couple of weeks to ...
Thursday, January 24, 2019

Chelsea looking for 'common ground' in Eden Hazard deployment - Gianfranco Zola

LONDON -- Gianfranco Zola admitted that Maurizio Sarri is trying to find "common ground" with Eden Hazard about the best way to maximise the Belgian in Chelsea's system. Hazard has publicly bristled at being deployed as a false nine rather than a left ...
Thursday, January 24, 2019

Chelsea vs Tottenham, Carabao Cup semi-final second leg: live score and latest ...

Erik Lamela appears to be playing closest to Llorente up front for Spurs, which leaves a midfield diamond of Christian Eriksen, Sissoko, Winks and Dier behind them. The gameplan will be largely the same: stifle the life out of Chelsea's (alarmingly few ...
Thursday, January 24, 2019

Chelsea defeat Spurs in penalty shootout to reach League Cup final

London: Chelsea have beaten Tottenham Hotspur 4-2 in a penalty shootout to set up the League Cup final against defending champions Manchester City. The Blues converted all their spot kicks at Stamford Bridge on Thursday while Eric Dier and Lucas ...
Thursday, January 24, 2019

Tottenham news LIVE: Chelsea vs Spurs - player ratings, injury and team news ...

Tottenham are set for a huge night of action as Mauricio Pochettino's Spurs face Chelsea for a spot in the EFL Cup Final against Manchester City. Spurs hold a slender 1-0 advantage for their EFL Cup semi-final second leg at Stamford Bridge tonight ...
Thursday, January 24, 2019

Motivated Chelsea ensure Sarri's gamble pays off with superb semi-final comeback

A front three of Fernando Llorente, Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela clicked into gear and, the Spain international who was targeted by Chelsea under Antonio Conte, struck back to make it 2-2 on aggregate. It must be said that the absences of Harry ...
Thursday, January 24, 2019

'I am a leader' - Hazard rejects Sarri comments after inspiring Chelsea to ...

Chelsea attacker Eden Hazard insists he aims to be a leader every time he steps out onto the pitch, rejecting Maurizio Sarri's recent criticism of him. The Blues secured their place in the Carabao Cup final with a penalty shootout victory over ...
Thursday, January 24, 2019

Tension between Sarri and Hazard as Chelsea star hits back at manager

Tense atmosphere in South West London desite the arrival of Gonzalo Higuain and Chelsea's qualification to the final of the Carabao Cup against Manchester City. The Blues beat Tottenham on penalties last night and after the game Eden Hazard replied to ...
Thursday, January 24, 2019

Chelsea's Moses seals Fenerbahce switch

London - Chelsea's Nigeria star Victor Moses has joined Fenerbahce on a one-and-a-half-year loan deal. Moses agreed to make the switch to the Turkish club after falling out of favour under Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri. The 28-year-old has not ...
Thursday, January 24, 2019

HALF TIME: Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Chelsea

41 min: Chelsea are beginning to regain their early rhythm. Hudson-Odoi drifts in from the right, opens up his body, and looks to whip a curler into the top left. He overcooks it, but not by so much. It was Chelsea's eighth attempt on goal so far ...
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Tottenham's Harry Kane makes most of VAR to put Chelsea on back foot

There was very little in it here and Maurizio Sarri – who is also without a trophy from his managerial career – departed cursing Chelsea's lack of cutting edge. They were the team that pushed and they created the chances to have taken some reward.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Callum Hudson-Odoi gives Chelsea fans a glimpse of what they could soon be missing

In what may prove to be a final roll of the dice in Chelsea's efforts to show the 18-year-old how highly they rate him, Hudson-Odoi started ahead of Pedro at Wembley after Bayern Munich had indicated a willingness to make him the most expensive English ...
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Tottenham vs Chelsea: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

Tottenham Hotspur will host Chelsea at Wembley Stadium in the first leg of their EFL Cup semi-final as they look to lift their first trophy since 2008, and their first piece of silverware under Mauricio Pochettino. Maurizio Sarri's side lost to the ...
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Gillingham shock Cardiff, Chelsea beat Nottingham Forest: FA Cup and more – live!

71 min: Jack Colback is shown a yellow card for a cynical challenge on Ross Barkley inside the Chelsea half. Meanwhile, a new low for Bolton: the attendance at what is now affectionately known as the University of Bolton Stadium is just 5,506, the ...
Saturday, January 5, 2019

Álvaro Morata strikes double to ease Chelsea past Nottingham Forest

The confusing Chelsea career of Álvaro Morata continued after the Spaniard scored twice and missed an open goal from four yards out in his side's 2-0 FA Cup third round win over Nottingham Forest. At times Morata looked like a man so bereft of ...
Saturday, January 5, 2019

Morata sees Chelsea past Nottingham Forest as Fàbregas waves goodbye

The confusing Chelsea career of Álvaro Morata continued after he scored twice and missed an open goal from four yards out in his side's third-round win. At times Morata looked so bereft of confidence that it was almost impossible not to feel sorry for him.
Saturday, January 5, 2019

Cesc Fabregas bids farewell to Chelsea, Eden Hazard and Alvaro Morata pay ...

Cesc Fabregas bid an emotional farewell to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Chelsea were facing Nottingham Forest at home in the third round of the FA Cup and they were leading 2-0 when manager Maurizio Sarri decided to substitute Fabregas in ...
Saturday, January 5, 2019

Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest: Score prediction, live stream, lineups, odds, TV ...

Chelsea begin the defence of their FA Cup title at home to Nottingham Forest this afternoon. As well as making their mark on the world's most famous domestic competition, the Blues will be desperate to impress after a sorry showing against Southampton ...
Saturday, January 5, 2019

Chelsea would be mad to let Hudson-Odoi join Bayern Munich for £30m

A man of the match-winning display against Nottingham Forest on Saturday showed exactly why Bayern Munich are willing to pay £30 million for Callum Hudson-Odoi – and why Chelsea would be mad to let him leave. In only his 11th outing in professional ...
Saturday, January 5, 2019

January transfer window news & rumours LIVE: Mourinho turns down Benfica job

Chelsea look poised to bring Italy international Nicolo Barella to Stamford Bridge in a deal worth £45m (€50m/$57m), reports the Sunday Express. The Cagliari midfielder has long been linked with a move to the Blues, though the Premier League club are ...
Saturday, January 5, 2019

Football news - Paper Round: Chelsea target £50m Cavani

Chelsea are considering two moves in the winter transfer window. The first is to bid £50 million for 31-year-old Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani. There is also a chance that Maurizio Sarri could seal a deal for Cagliari midfielder Nicolo ...
Saturday, January 5, 2019

Full-time: Crystal Palace 0-1 Chelsea

68 min: Chelsea look for a killer second goal. Hazard, so full of mischief, draws a host of Palace players towards him on the left of the area and then he produces a brilliant backheel to replace Willian, who sees a low shot pushed away by Guiata. The ...
Monday, December 31, 2018

Chelsea 'in trouble' after Olivier Giroud injury - Maurizio Sarri

LONDON -- Maurizio Sarri said that mounting injuries have left Chelsea "in trouble" after Olivier Giroud suffered suspected ankle ligament damage during Sunday's 1-0 win over Crystal Palace. Giroud left the field on crutches in the 76th minute after ...
Monday, December 31, 2018

Jamie Vardy Strikes as Leicester Stun Chelsea

Chelsea suffered their first home defeat since April as Jamie Vardy fired Leicester to a shock 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Maurizio Sarri's side paid the price for failing to convert their chances when Vardy netted early in the second half ...
Saturday, December 22, 2018

Jamie Vardy pounces to give Leicester morale-boosting win over Chelsea

Leicester City had not won in these parts in 18 years but, having seen their woodwork rattled twice, their second-half showing had made them worthy of a victory, which will knock conviction from Chelsea's campaign. The hosts' familiar fragilities had ...
Saturday, December 22, 2018

Chelsea vs Leicester: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

Chelsea host Leicester City in their final match before Christmas on Saturday as they aim to further cement their place in the top four. Maurizio Sarri's side were boosted by their qualification for the Carabao Cup semi-finals in midweek, with a late ...
Saturday, December 22, 2018

Sarri concedes title defeat with it 'impossible' for Chelsea to catch Liverpool

Maurizio Sarri has thrown in the Premier League title towel, with the Chelsea boss considering it to be “impossible” for his side to catch Liverpool. The Blues suffered a shock 1-0 home defeat to Leicester on Saturday to leave them a long way off the pace.
Saturday, December 22, 2018

No striker and a weak mentality - what Chelsea are missing to challenge for ...

Chelsea are 11 points away from Premier League leaders Liverpool and are staring down the reality that they are not title contenders this season. Maurizio Sarri has sent warnings that his side 'are a step behind' both Liverpool and Manchester City ...
Saturday, December 22, 2018

Chelsea: Jamie Vardy led the latest way to use Jorginho, Luiz against the Blues

After the first few games of mid-table opponents focussing their disruption efforts on Jorginho, it looked like Maurizio Sarri would be in a season-long cat-and-mouse game with his peers. Then Tottenham dismantled the entire Jorginho-centric system ...
Saturday, December 22, 2018

Eden Hazard fires Chelsea into League Cup semi-finals

Chelsea had piled on the pressure from the start and there were good chances for Olivier Giroud, Ross Barkley, who forced a diving save from Artur Boruc and Willian, who surged forward from the halfway line after 30 minutes only for Boruc to block his ...
Thursday, December 20, 2018

Chelsea through to League Cup semis as Hazard goal helps beat Bournemouth 1-0

An 84th-minute Eden Hazard goal, which spun into the net after a heavy deflection, earned Chelsea a place in the League Cup semi-finals after a 1-0 win over Bournemouth in an entertaining tie on Wednesday. Chelsea had buzzed round the Bournemouth ...
Thursday, December 20, 2018

Eden Hazard's late winner takes Chelsea through against Bournemouth

Chelsea must have hoped they could force passage into the semi-finals without having to call upon Eden Hazard, granting those battered and bruised ankles a midweek rest, but at present everything they do seems dependent upon their brilliant Belgian.
Thursday, December 20, 2018

Eden Hazard, Ruben Loftus-Cheek make the difference as Chelsea reach Carabao ...

LONDON -- Eden Hazard came off the bench to score his second goal in as many games as Chelsea booked their place in the Carabao Cup semifinals with a 1-0 win over an impressive Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge. Positives. Maurizio Sarri is one step ...
Thursday, December 20, 2018

Chelsea target Wilson not for sale in January - Howe

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has played down the prospect of in-form striker Callum Wilson leaving the club during the January transfer window, amid reported interest from several Premier League sides, including Chelsea. Wilson, 26, who has scored ...
Thursday, December 20, 2018

Chelsea set to meet with Tottenham ahead of cup clash to deal with fan abuse ...

LONDON -- Chelsea are likely to meet with Tottenham ahead of next month's Carabao Cup semifinal tie between the clubs with antisemitic chants high on the agenda, sources have told ESPN FC. Wednesday's draw was received gloomily by Chelsea officials ...
Thursday, December 20, 2018

Chelsea to host meeting between fans ahead of Spurs semi-final as concerns ...

But the Carabao Cup tie has prompted fears of more anti-Semitic chanting and that Tottenham supporters could attempt to goad Chelsea fans by using the word 'Yid' themselves. While it is an offence for opposition fans to chant the word 'Yid', Spurs ...
Thursday, December 20, 2018

Premier League: Chelsea v Manchester City

29 min: Pressing Chelsea's defenders, Manchester City force Kepa to boot the ball long to increase their chances of winning it back at the first time of asking. He does exactly that, aiming for Hazard, who does well to win it considering his lack of ...
Saturday, December 8, 2018

Match report: Chelsea 2-0 Manchester City

A rather unsavoury incident to report: During the 59th or 60th minute, I thought I spotted a bespectacled, middle-aged Chelsea fan shouting toxic racial abuse at Raheem Sterling as he collected the ball for a throw-in or corner. I didn't mention it at ...
Saturday, December 8, 2018

Manchester City surrender unbeaten record, Premier League lead at Chelsea

LONDON -- Three points from Chelsea's 2-0 Premier League win over Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. 1. City surrender unbeaten record at Chelsea. Manchester City suffered their first Premier League defeat of the season and surrendered ...
Saturday, December 8, 2018

Maurizio Sarri: Chelsea must treat 'small teams' like Manchester City

LONDON -- Maurizio Sarri challenged his Chelsea players to show the same level of determination against "small teams" after watching them hand Manchester City their first Premier League defeat of the season at Stamford Bridge. Goals in each half from ...
Saturday, December 8, 2018

Chelsea 2-0 Man City: Who did you pick as man of the match?

Chelsea kept their Premier League title hopes alive with a 2-0 win over Manchester City - and you rated midfielder N'Golo Kante as man of the match. David Luiz and Cesar Azpilicueta impressed in defence for Chelsea, while Eden Hazard also rated highly.
Saturday, December 8, 2018

Chelsea vs Manchester City, Premier League: live score and latest updates

The referee gets in Chelsea's way, not that City needed the extra help, and Leroy Sane soon as Azpilicueta on his backside in the area! Kepa keeps him at bay, before the franticaly back-pedalling Chelsea defence smother the danger. Moments later ...
Saturday, December 8, 2018

Chelsea to review video footage after racism allegations

English Premier League club Chelsea have said they will review video footage following allegations that a supporter directed racist abuse towards Manchester City's Raheem Sterling during their match on Saturday. A video posted online showed Sterling ...
Saturday, December 8, 2018

Thank you, Chelsea! Sarri's side prove Man City can be beaten

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri was asked on the eve of Saturday's Premier League showdown with Manchester City how to beat the undefeated table-toppers. "I've lost every match against Pep Guardiola," he replied, "so I don't know! You'll have to ask ...
Saturday, December 8, 2018

Chelsea launch investigation into racist abuse aimed at Sterling

Chelsea and the Metropolitan Police confirmed they are investigating an incident of alleged racist abuse aimed at Manchester City's Raheem Sterling during Chelsea's 2-0 win on Saturday. Twitter users highlighted a first-half incident when a supporter ...
Saturday, December 8, 2018

Man City's unbeaten start to title defense ends at Chelsea

Chelsea still has a lot of work to do to move back into contention. Having lost two of its last three league games before the visit of City, Maurizio Sarri's side is eight points behind Liverpool. Arsenal remained level on points with Chelsea after ...
Saturday, December 8, 2018

Maurizio Sarri questions Chelsea players' attitude after Wolves defeat

Maurizio Sarri questioned the attitude of his Chelsea players and accused some of over-confidence after they suffered a chastening 2-1 defeat at Wolves that leaves them 10 points behind Manchester City, the Premier League leaders, before Saturday's ...
Thursday, December 6, 2018

Jurgen Klopp banking on Chelsea to slow Manchester City charge as Napoli tie looms

Jurgen Klopp will be desperately hoping Chelsea can slow down Manchester City's title charge this weekend as he balances his Premier League ambitions with a Champions League decider against Napoli. Unbeaten Liverpool are clinging on in the title race ...
Thursday, December 6, 2018

Why Chelsea are still adapting to Sarri as Man City approach footballing nirvana

Three of Chelsea's six league titles have come in their first season under a new manager, which is a feather in the cap for the club's HR department and explains why hopes were high this season when they went unbeaten in their first 12 matches ...
Thursday, December 6, 2018

Chelsea hopeful Ruben Loftus-Cheek will stay after first Premier League start ...

Marcos Alonso admitted after the game that Chelsea, ten points behind leaders City, would have to forget the points difference between the two sides. Chelsea have lost two of their last three games and victory for City at Stamford Bridge would make the ...
Thursday, December 6, 2018

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is tactically stubborn and lacks a Plan B

Maurizio Sarri is starting to discover what it feels like when the honeymoon period as manager of Chelsea is over. It would be foolish to suggest Sarri's job is under threat after just five months, although Luiz Felipe Scolari and Andre Villas-Boas ...
Thursday, December 6, 2018

Alonso: Too early to rule Chelsea out of title race

Marcos Alonso is refusing to rule Chelsea out of the Premier League title race despite Manchester City's already healthy advantage over Maurizio Sarri's side. The defending champions' 2-1 victory at Watford on Tuesday combined with the Blues' shock ...
Thursday, December 6, 2018

Jorginho & Kante are the first names on Sarri's team-sheet - Wise

Dennis Wise has launched a defence of Maurizio Sarri's Chelsea selection in midfield and thinks people don't understand the roles of Jorginho and N'Golo Kante under their new boss. Chelsea had come in for praise after racking up an 18-game unbeaten ...
Thursday, December 6, 2018

Wolves bite back to stun Chelsea

Chelsea slipped 10 points behind Manchester City in the Premier League title race after a shock defeat at feisty Wolves. The hosts ended a two-month wait for a win with quickfire second-half goals from Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota clinching a 2-1 victory.
Thursday, December 6, 2018

How Chelsea should line up to accommodate N'Golo Kante

The new philosophy at Stamford Bridge centres around Jorginho, Chelsea's quarterback, leaving Kante nothing but a useless corridor on the right to attack. As Tottenham's front three ran at the Blues back line for the umpteenth time at Wembley, the lack ...
Thursday, December 6, 2018

Chelsea v Fulham: Kante stars as Blues win London derby 2-0

The France midfielder dispossessed Jean-Michel Seri inside Fulham's half, drove forward and laid the ball off for Pedro Rodriguez to score a fourth-minute goal that put Chelsea ahead at Stamford Bridge. Ruben Loftus-Cheek added a second goal in the ...
Sunday, December 2, 2018

Liverpool steal Everton win as Chelsea down Fulham, Arsenal sink Spurs

At Stamford Bridge, goals in each half from Spain's Pedro and homegrown midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek earned Chelsea a 2-0 win over south-west London rivals Fulham. N'Golo Kante dispossessed Jean Michael Seri in the middle of the pitch in the fourth ...
Sunday, December 2, 2018

Wolves vs Chelsea prediction: Live stream, betting, TV, tickets, team news ...

Chelsea will be in confident mood in midweek after returning to winning ways as they prepare to face a Wolves side sliding down the table. Goals from Pedro and Ruben Loftus-Cheek beat a spirited Fulham side on Sunday and the Blues now travel to ...
Sunday, December 2, 2018

Olivier Giroud scored twice as Chelsea saw off PAOK Salonika to secure top ...

After Maurizio Sarri's 18-match unbeaten run as new Chelsea manager came to an abrupt halt with a 3-1 defeat by Tottenham on Saturday, the Italian changed all 10 outfield players for this encounter. It gave several fringe players a chance to stake a ...
Friday, November 30, 2018

Callum Hudson-Odoi shines as Chelsea thrash 10-man PAOK but Maurizio Sarri ...

The 18-year-old wide player was central to Chelsea's 4-0 victory over PAOK, who played with ten men for 83 minutes after defender Yevhen Khacheridi received an early red card for a foul on Olivier Giroud. The Frenchman went on to score twice before ...
Friday, November 30, 2018

Dele Alli unlocks Chelsea defence as Tottenham move up to third place

Maurizio Sarri has regularly offered the impression that his Chelsea work in progress has been ahead of schedule. Do not get carried away, the manager has warned, there are many improvements to be made. And as for the Premier League title, well, do not ...
Saturday, November 24, 2018

Tottenham 2-0 Chelsea - Alli & Kane threaten Blues' unbeaten record

Kyal: Willian and Luiz shouldn't even be considered to start. Christensen and Pedro are miles better. Come on Chelsea. Douglas: Bring on Fabregas!! Jorginho left his passing boots in Italy. John: That half for Morata was summed up when Willian thought ...
Saturday, November 24, 2018

Giroud Heads Chelsea Past BATE, Rangers Lose Thriller at Spartak

Chelsea booked their place in the Europa League knockout stage as Olivier Giroud's first club goal of the campaign gave Maurizio Sarri's men a 1-0 win at BATE Borisov, while Rangers lost a seven-goal thriller against Spartak Moscow. Giroud ended his ...
Friday, November 9, 2018

Maurizio Sarri delighted with Ross Barkley's progress at Chelsea

Ross Barkley's eye-catching progress at Chelsea over recent weeks has convinced Maurizio Sarri the midfielder can have a key role in the team, with the head coach having initially feared the England international was “in trouble” when striving to adapt ...
Friday, November 9, 2018

Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley fears hostile reception against Everton

Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley is braced for a hostile reception when his old club Everton visit Stamford Bridge on Sunday. Barkley left Everton to join Chelsea in January after 13 years at Goodison Park and this weekend faces theToffees for the first ...
Friday, November 9, 2018

Chelsea vs Everton , Premier League 2018-19: What time is kick-off, what TV ...

Chelsea. Cesc Fabregas is a doubt after missing the Europa League win at BATE Borisov on Thursday through illness. Otherwise, Chelsea have a fully fit squad, and Eden Hazard should start, despite playing an hour in Belarus. Olivier Giroud has given ...
Friday, November 9, 2018

Chelsea team news: Predicted Chelsea line up vs Everton – Hazard decision ...

Chelsea are back in Premier League action when they host Everton at Stamford Bridge, with Maurizio Sarri expected to heavily rotate his squad following the midweek win over BATE Borisov. The 1-0 victory, thanks to Olivier Giroud's second-half header ...
Friday, November 9, 2018

Chelsea Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Everton

Chelsea return home after a 2,300 mile round trip to Belarus in the Europa League to face more familiar opposition of Everton at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. Maurizio Sarri rotated heavily but his side are already through to the last 32 of the Europa ...
Friday, November 9, 2018

Coleman wants Chelsea scalp as statement of intent

Republic of Ireland defender Seamus Coleman believes Everton need to be winning at places like Chelsea if the team is to take the next step under Marco Silva. They have won just five games in 62 matches against the top six in the last 10 years and the ...
Friday, November 9, 2018

Chelsea ratings vs. BATE: Maurizio Sarri mails it in, players follow his lead

In a tricky away encounter in the Europa League, Chelsea came out on top. They secured their place in the knockout rounds of the competition, but did not impress anyone in the process. Stumbled isn't really the right word, because it was more ...
Friday, November 9, 2018

Frank Lampard's Derby denied by own goals and Chelsea's Fàbregas winner

Frank Lampard has enjoyed so many giddy nights in this arena, whether they were spent hoisting the Premier League trophy as a key member of Chelsea's most imposing ever team or establishing himself as the club's all-time record goalscorer. Yet, as an ...
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Chelsea beat Lampard's Derby to reach League Cup quarters

LONDON - Chelsea reached the League Cup quarter-finals thanks to two own goals in a 3-2 win over second-tier Derby County on Wednesday as Frank Lampard's return to his former club ended in disappointment. Tottenham Hotspur will join them after Son ...
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Chelsea 3-2 Derby: Frank Lampard beaten on Stamford Bridge return; Carabao Cup ...

Frank Lampard's Derby scored two own goals as Chelsea earned a hard-fought 3-2 Carabao Cup win at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea's record goalscorer was serenaded throughout a night which must have felt all the more surreal because of the way the ...
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Chelsea team news: Predicted Chelsea line up vs Crystal Palace – Hazard injury ...

Chelsea could be boosted by the return of Eden Hazard from injury when they face Crystal Palace this weekend. The Blues have been without Hazard since the Belgian suffered a back injury in the 2-2 draw with Manchester United last month. The influential ...
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Chelsea news: Maurizio Sarri wouldn't have signed Mateo Kovacic had he known ...

“I honestly believe that had Maurizio Sarri known just how good Ross Barkley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek were, Chelsea would not have taken Mateo Kovacic on loan,” Keown said on the Daily Mail. “It's nice problem for Sarri to have. You cannot drop N'Golo ...
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Chelsea vs Derby County - Carabao Cup LIVE: Latest score and updates from ...

Chelsea face Derby in the fourth round of the EFL Cup on Wednesday evening. Frank Lampard returns to Stamford Bridge for the first time as a manager after enjoying 13 glittering years as a player there. He is sure to receive a glowing reception from ...
Thursday, November 1, 2018

'Proud' Lampard appreciative of warm Chelsea reception

Though left to rue a missed opportunity to reach the quarter-finals, Lampard was upbeat after the match and appreciative of the adoration he continues to receive four years after exiting Stamford Bridge. "I'm so thankful to the Chelsea fans. They know ...
Thursday, November 1, 2018

'That's my goal' - Mount aiming for Chelsea first-team berth next season

Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount says he wants to stay and challenge for a place at Stamford Bridge next season. Mount is currently on loan at Derby County and has caught the eye under Blues icon Frank Lampard's stewardship. The highly rated talent has ...
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard warned over making Real Madrid transfer

Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard has been warned there are no guarantees he would find 'happiness' at Real Madrid. The Belgian forward, who has already scored ten goals this season, reiterated last month that it has been his dream since he was a child to ...
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Jamie Redknapp warns Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek he will not play ...

Jamie Redknapp has warned Ruben Loftus-Cheek will not get in the Chelsea team regularly because of the formidable competition at Stamford Bridge. England midfielder Loftus-Cheek has been at Chelsea since the age of eight but is only just beginning to ...
Thursday, November 1, 2018

PMB: Chelsea v Crystal Palace - talking points

With Guy Fawkes' night nearly upon us, be prepared for fireworks from the Premier League's second-highest goalscorers, while bogey side Crystal Palace will be plotting to light a bonfire under Chelsea's ambitions again. Their coach, Roy Hodgson, has ...

Ross Barkley makes his mark as Chelsea cut down ineffectual Burnley

Ross Barkley revelled in jogging a few memories as Chelsea reinforced their title credentials in the shadow of the Pennine moors rising above Burnley's home. At the outset of the season few expected Barkley to force himself into Maurizio Sarri's plans ...
Sunday, October 28, 2018

Ross Barkley stars as Chelsea beat Burnley without Eden Hazard

Chelsea went second in the Premier League with an emphatic 4-0 win at Burnley on Sunday which maintained their unbeaten start to the season. They are two points behind leaders Liverpool and one point ahead of champions Manchester City, who play ...
Sunday, October 28, 2018

Big win sees Chelsea go second

Chelsea went second in the Premier League with an emphatic 4-0 win at Burnley last night that maintained their unbeaten start to the season. The London club are two points behind leaders Liverpool and one point ahead of champions Manchester City, who ...
Sunday, October 28, 2018

Masterful Chelsea show off strength in depth by thrashing Burnley without Eden ...

By now, as their team's mobility was embarrassing their hosts, Chelsea's supporters were in mischievous mood, chanting that “Accrington Stanley are better than you”. They had a point. Outwitted, out-manoeuvred, outclassed Burnley were reduced to ...
Sunday, October 28, 2018

Chelsea news: Pundit makes £100m transfer claim - 'I was WRONG about these two ...

“I honestly thought that Barkley was out of his depth when he went to Chelsea from Everton - but having seen the progress he has made this season under Sarri, I am inclined to change my mind,” he told BBC Sport. “The ball for Alvaro Morata to score ...
Sunday, October 28, 2018

Chelsea team news: Predicted Carabao Cup line up vs Derby – will Eden Hazard play?

Chelsea will welcome legendary midfielder Frank Lampard back to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening, but the Derby boss will show no favours to his former club. The Blues are likely to field a weakened XI for the Carabao Cup clash, but several shining ...
Sunday, October 28, 2018

David Luiz believes Chelsea have a 'great opportunity' to win four ...

As well as looking formidable in the league, Chelsea are also justifying their Europa League favourites tag by making light work of their European opponents, albeit they will face tougher opponents deeper into the competition, and Luiz believes they ...
Sunday, October 28, 2018

'Let's hope he wants a rest!' - Lampard hopes Chelsea leave out Hazard

Chelsea's unbeaten start to the season has seen them emerge as contenders for the Premier League title, alongside champions Manchester City and Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool, and Lampard has been impressed by Sarri's impact. "They have been very ...
Sunday, October 28, 2018

Chelsea: Alvaro Morata showed he is a better fit for improved Sarrismo

Maurizio Sarri has helped Alvaro Morata dig out of his confidence hole. Now Sarri's choice of Chelsea striker can be made on tactics and not just form. Alvaro Morata has been the subject of a lot of criticism this season. The Chelsea striker has not ...
Sunday, October 28, 2018

Chelsea Tactics and Transfers: Blues have the best problem in midfield

Despite having lost Eden Hazard to an injury he sustained against Manchester United, Chelsea have grown and prospered in their matches since. The reason is quite simple. By finally playing Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Chelsea have found out they have one of ...
Sunday, October 28, 2018

Chelsea power on as Arsenal held, United win

LONDON (Reuters) - Chelsea's emphatic 4-0 win at Burnley on Sunday maintained their unbeaten start to the season and took them up to second in the Premier League as London rivals Arsenal paid the penalty for defensive carelessness in a 2-2 draw at ...
Sunday, October 28, 2018

Chelsea

It has been, in essence, a fine advertisement for the abilities of Ruben Loftus-Cheek. The Englishman scored his first professional hat-trick as Chelsea eased past BATE Borisov in a generally low-key game, but will he now be picked for some high-key ones?
Friday, October 26, 2018

Ruben Loftus-Cheek scores hat-trick as Chelsea brush BATE Borisov aside

Back to back victories in the opening two group games had put Chelsea in early control of the qualifying group but Sarri acknowledged his side's performances had been underwhelming were and demanded improvements against a side beaten 6-0 by ...
Friday, October 26, 2018

Chelsea vs Borisov, Europa League: Ruben Loftus-Cheek hits hat-trick to clinch ...

Ruben Loftus-Cheek fired a hat-trick for his first Chelsea goals in 30 months to seal the Blues' 3-1 Europa League win over BATE Borisov at Stamford Bridge. England midfielder Loftus-Cheek is yet to start a Premier League match under new Chelsea boss ...
Friday, October 26, 2018

Chelsea vs BATE Borisov player ratings: Ruben Loftus-Cheek scores hat-trick in ...

Ruben Loftus-Cheek wasted no time in showing why Maurizio Sarri was right to start him by scoring after just 105 seconds in Chelsea's 3-1 win against BATE Borisov in the Europa League. One goal became two in the eighth minute and a hat-trick was ...
Friday, October 26, 2018

Sarri welcomes Chelsea's Loftus-Cheek 'problem' after virtuoso Europa League ...

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri admits he is happy to have a "problem" like Ruben Loftus-Cheek after the England man laid down a claim for regular first-team football with a brilliant Europa League hat-trick. Loftus-Cheek, 22, has been a bit-part player so ...
Friday, October 26, 2018

Loftus-Cheek eyes consistency to earn place after Chelsea treble

Ruben Loftus-Cheek says maintaining "good habits" is his only path to regular first-team opportunities after scoring a hat-trick in Chelsea's 3-1 win over BATE. The often-overlooked 22-year-old issued a reminder of his talents to Maurizio Sarri as he ...
Friday, October 26, 2018

Chelsea team news: Predicted Chelsea line up vs Man Utd - Maurizio Sarri ...

Antonio Rudiger pulled out of Germany's squad heading into the international break through injury. The centre-half faces a race against time to be fit for Chelsea's clash with United today. Chelsea could also be without Ross Barkley, who picked up a ...
Saturday, October 20, 2018

Chelsea vs. Man United predictions: Sarrismo overcomes a parked bus

Chelsea welcome Manchester United to Stamford Bridge in a clash of managerial styles and tactics. Here are our predictions for the game and Jose Mourinho's employment status. There's grudge matches, spite matches and frenemy games. Then there's ...
Saturday, October 20, 2018

Southampton

Chelsea cruised to that win and to a temporary position at the top of the table. They gave up a few chances but took their own with dead calm. Eden Hazard was excellent, as was Ross Barkley. Jorginho ran the show again. Mark Hughes shouldn't offer up ...
Sunday, October 7, 2018

'I don't know if I've played better' - Chelsea's Hazard revelling in best form

Chelsea winger Eden Hazard believes he is in the form of his life after another fine display inspired victory over Southampton at St Mary's Stadium. The Belgium international netted his seventh Premier League goal of the season to break the deadlock, ...
Sunday, October 7, 2018

Cesc Fàbregas eager to sign new contract and prolong stay at Chelsea

Cesc Fàbregas remains hopeful of convincing Chelsea to offer him a new contract. The midfielder's deal runs out next summer and he is aware the ball is in Chelsea's court. However Fàbregas is enjoying life under Maurizio Sarri and the 31-year-old, who ...
Friday, October 5, 2018

'Morata has been stressing out' - Fabregas backs Chelsea striker

Alvaro Morata has been backed to keep on scoring for Chelsea by team-mate Cesc Fabregas following the striker's emotional reaction to his winner against MOL Vidi. Chelsea laboured to a 1-0 Europa League victory on Thursday, with Morata one of many ...
Friday, October 5, 2018

Daniel Sturridge scores late stunner as Liverpool force 1-1 draw against ...

Chelsea vs Liverpool highlights: Daniel Sturridge earned Liverpool a last-gasp point at Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday, his 89th minute strike cancelling out Eden Hazard's fine first-half finish. Chelsea went ahead in the 25th minute when ...
Friday, September 28, 2018

Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge hits back after Eden Hazard's Chelsea strike

Twice, they have faced Chelsea in four days and on both occasions Hazard has advanced the point that, while Liverpool have their own elite performers, none is currently playing with his level of expertise. Again, Hazard scored a classy goal to ...
Friday, September 28, 2018

For David Luiz and Chelsea, Everything's Perfect. Until Suddenly It's Not.

LONDON — Muttering under his breath, shaking his head in regret, David Luiz was the last player to disappear from the field. He had taken his time after the final whistle. As Liverpool's players went over to celebrate with their fans, and as his ...
Friday, September 28, 2018

Chelsea 1-1 Liverpool - player & manager reaction

Chelsea's Eden Hazard, speaking to BT Sport: "When you are winning 1-0 and concede a goal at the end you can be sad butI think the draw is the fair result. I am a bit disappointed I didn't score in the second half. "I think we can challenge against ...
Friday, September 28, 2018

Andriy Yarmolenko's horror miss leaves West Ham and Chelsea at impasse

Chelsea, for the first time under Maurizio Sarri, have blinked. Their pristine record was checked across the capital, the visitors running aground on West Ham United's industry on a day when Eden Hazard's flicks and darts into space did not quite come ...
Sunday, September 23, 2018

Chelsea frustrated by determined West Ham in goalless draw

Chelsea were denied their sixth successive Premier League win as London rivals West Ham held them to a 0-0 draw at the London Stadium. Maurizio Sarri's side suffered an afternoon of frustration but could easily have lost, Andriy Yarmolenko nodding a ...
Sunday, September 23, 2018

West Ham 0-0 Chelsea - Arnautovic out, Hazard starts

West Ham v Chelsea is not the only cross-town dust-up to keep your eye on today. When Partizan Belgrade host Red Star Belgrade this evening things will be..partisan. Learn more about the Eternal Derby, the roots of its rivalry and why, in a region ...
Sunday, September 23, 2018

Chelsea drop first points of season as West Ham dig in for hard-earned draw

Despite all of Chelsea's obvious superiority, their control of possession and territorial dominance the best two opportunities of a cagey first-half fell to West Ham and fell to Michail Antonio while maybe the best chance of all was missed, later on ...
Sunday, September 23, 2018

West Ham vs Chelsea, Premier League: live score and latest updates

Hello and welcome to our coverage of the first of two huge Premier League games this afternoon: we kick off with a London derby from the Olympic Park in Stratford, as West Ham host Chelsea. Talk to a West Ham fan a week ago and they would have had a ...
Sunday, September 23, 2018

Chelsea Fall 2 Points Behind Liverpool in EPL Table After Draw vs. West Ham

Chelsea dropped points for the first time this season on Sunday, drawing 0-0 against West Ham United at London Stadium to leave them two points adrift of Premier League leaders Liverpool. The Hammers held their London rivals to a stalemate, as Chelsea ...
Sunday, September 23, 2018

Maurizio Sarri claims Chelsea missed Pedro in draw with West Ham

Eden Hazard, Willian and Olivier Giroud all failed to find the net and second-half substitute Alvaro Morata came close but was denied by the impressive Lukasz Fabianski from close range. Chelsea were without Pedro after the Spaniard suffered a shoulder ...
Sunday, September 23, 2018

Maurizio Sarri identifies the reason Liverpool are a 'step ahead' of Chelsea

Maurizio Sarri believes Liverpool are a 'step ahead' of Chelsea as they have had more time to gel as a team under Jurgen Klopp. The Blues had won every match of the season in all competitions ahead of their trip to London Stadium but were held to a ...
Sunday, September 23, 2018

Hammers halt Chelsea winning streak

Chelsea's perfect start to the season came to a halt as they were held to a goalless draw at West Ham. Maurizio Sarri's side were looking to join Liverpool at the top of the Premier League on 18 points after six games, but they were denied by a ...
Sunday, September 23, 2018

Europa League hangover hits flat Chelsea

LONDON (AP) — The grueling Thursday-to-Sunday turnaround that comes with playing in the Europa League might already be taking its toll on Chelsea. By drawing 0-0 at West Ham, Chelsea dropped its first points in the Premier League and failed to score ...
Sunday, September 23, 2018

Chelsea on top with Hazard hat-trick

The results: Premier League: Tottenham 1 (Lamela 90+3) lost to Liverpool 2 (Wijnaldum 39, Firmino 54); Bournemouth 4 (Fraser 19, 37, King 41-pen, Smith 81) bt Leicester 2 (Maddison (88-pen, Albrighton 89); Chelsea 4 (Hazard 37, 44, 80-pen, Willian 83 ...
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Chelsea go top after Eden Hazard's irrepressible hat-trick sees off Cardiff

By the time Willian bent a magnificent shot high to Neil Etheridge's left, it had started to feel deceptively straightforward for Chelsea. At first glance, they had done another fine job of undermining Maurizio Sarri's pleas for patience. The ...
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Chelsea v Cardiff City

Wow that's a fantastic save from Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga to deny Callum Paterson's header! There are shouts for a penalty in the aftermath from Cardiff City after Paterson was brought down by David Luiz but replays show there was nothing ...
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Eden Hazard hat-trick propels Chelsea to comeback win over Cardiff City

Chelsea's dominance continued after the break, with Pedro looking the most likely to extend the lead before he was replaced by Willian. The Spaniard curled a shot wide from the edge of the box after skipping past a Cardiff challenge, and then watched ...
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Premier League LIVE: Latest score from Newcastle vs Arsenal, Chelsea vs ...

With Liverpool beating Spurs 2-1 in the day's early game, Arsenal, Chelsea and especially City will hope to make up any ground when they kick-off at 3pm. The Gunners face a difficult trip to Newcastle, having experienced problems at St James' Park in ...
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Eden Hazard Hat-Trick Leads Chelsea Past Cardiff City

Eden Hazard scored a hat-trick as Chelsea maintained a 100 percent start to the 2018/19 Premier League season by beating Cardiff City 4-1 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Sol Bamba shocked the home crowd by opening the scoring after 16 minutes, but a ...
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Newcastle 1-2 Chelsea: Why Chelsea need more from their full-backs

Chelsea enjoyed 81% of possession in their 2-1 Premier League win over Newcastle at St James' Park. Blues midfielder Jorginho completed more passes - 158 - than the whole of the Newcastle team combined. But for all that time on the ball, Chelsea did ...
Sunday, August 26, 2018

Chelsea earn win over defensive Newcastle amid controversy and thanks to own ...

Sarri sensed it before he arrived on Tyneside, well aware Chelsea had been beaten 3-0 at the same ground on the final day of last season and he knew it from the moment he saw Newcastle would deploy a five-man defence, with four more defence-minded ...
Sunday, August 26, 2018

Newcastle vs Chelsea: Eden Hazard holds the key to Chelsea's success as Rafa ...

There seems to be an astonishing lack of confidence amongst the Chelsea forwards that they must score through Hazard. A prime example of this was when N'Golo Kante had space to shoot on the edge of the area but instead opted to roll the ball to Hazard ...
Sunday, August 26, 2018

Chelsea ratings: Marcos Alonso, Eden Hazard, David Luiz in usual spots

Chelsea had their toughest test yet as they faced a resilient and extremely well-organised Newcastle side. The usual stars stood out for the Blues in their first win at Newcastle since 2011. Even though St. James Park has been the “bogey ground” for ...
Sunday, August 26, 2018

Chelsea, Spurs Off to Winning Starts, Richarlison Shines for Everton

Crucially Chelsea have held onto Eden Hazard, but while the Belgian was only deemed fit enough for a place on the bench following his World Cup exertions, N'Golo Kante was thrown straight into the side after starring in Russia for world champions France.
Saturday, August 11, 2018

Huddersfield v Chelsea, Fulham v Palace and more: Saturday clockwatch – live!

Eden Hazard has come on for Chelsea for Willian at Huddersfield. Meanwhile, Drew Chappell emails in. “This is a strange one John, but i can't remember seeing a player in the modern era with legs as skinny as Jorginho's. I know Stevie G was notoriously ...
Saturday, August 11, 2018

N'Golo Kanté rare strike sparks Chelsea victory at Huddersfield

That will do for starters. Chelsea were far from perfect, even shaky at times during the first half, but they improved as the game progressed and made off with maximum points from their first league match under Maurizio Sarri. N'Golo Kanté, Jorginho ...
Saturday, August 11, 2018

Huddersfield v Chelsea, Fulham v Palace and more: Saturday clockwatch – as it ...

Eden Hazard has come on for Chelsea for Willian at Huddersfield. Meanwhile, Drew Chappell emails in. “This is a strange one John, but i can't remember seeing a player in the modern era with legs as skinny as Jorginho's. I know Stevie G was notoriously ...
Saturday, August 11, 2018

Clinical Chelsea punish Huddersfield to ensure Maurizio Sarri makes winning start

They were not always dominant but Chelsea were decisive in the game's critical moments, put two goals up before half-time when Jorginho stroked a penalty past Ben Hamer and from there it was hard to see a way back. N'Golo Kante had scored only his ...
Saturday, August 11, 2018

N'Golo Kante Brilliant as Chelsea Cruise Past Huddersfield Town

Chelsea's 2018-19 Premier League campaign got off to a winning start under new manager Maurizio Sarri thanks to a 3-0 win over Huddersfield Town on Saturday. Goals from star-of-the-show N'Golo Kante, Pedro and summer signing Jorginho, who struck ...
Saturday, August 11, 2018

Chelsea get first glimpses of Sarriball revolution as £57 million Jorginho shines

Maurizio Sarri enjoyed a winning Premier League debut as Chelsea manager as Jorginho shone as the deep-lying leader at the heart of the midfield against Huddersfield Town. Kepa Arrizabalaga made his Chelsea debut following his record-breaking £71 ...
Saturday, August 11, 2018

Sarri not aiming to repeat Napoli formula at Chelsea

Maurizio Sarri feels Chelsea will continue to improve under his stewardship, but the club's new coach will not aim to repeat his winning formula from Napoli. Sarri's side ultimately fell short in their pursuit of the Serie A crown to Juventus last term ...
Saturday, August 11, 2018

Chelsea made £90 million bid for Jan Oblak before completing Kepa Arrizabalaga ...

Kepa Arrizabalaga was not Chelsea's first choice to replace Thibaut Courtois, according to The Sunday Times. The FA Cup holders moved swiftly to replace Thibaut Courtois after they agreed to sell the Belgium international to Real Madrid for £35million ...
Saturday, August 11, 2018

Real Madrid ready to test Chelsea with £200m Eden Hazard transfer offer

Real Madrid are preparing to test Chelsea's resolve with a £200million offer for Eden Hazard. The Spanish giants are yet to fill the void created by Cristiano Ronaldo's sale to Juventus. Although the English transfer window closed earlier this week ...
Saturday, August 11, 2018

Chelsea hand Sarri opening victory at Huddersfield

Maurizio Sarri made a winning start as Chelsea boss as his side cruised to a comfortable 3-0 Premier League victory at Huddersfield. Former Napoli boss Sarri is expecting a rough early ride in the Chelsea hot-seat, but goals from N'Golo Kante, summer ...
Saturday, August 11, 2018