Chelsea edges Barcelona in friendly

Jul 29, 2015

Chelsea edges Barcelona in friendly

Reigning Premier League champion Chelsea and reigning European king Barcelona exited Tuesday’s friendly showdown injured but intensely motivated as they return to Europe to defend their crowns. Chelsea captured the International Champions Cup victory 4-2 on penalty kicks after the teams were deadlocked 2-2 ...

Impact acquire former Chelsea striker Drogba

Jul 28, 2015

Impact acquire former Chelsea striker Drogba

The Montreal Impact added an established scoring presence when they traded for former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba on Monday. Drogba moves to North America following his second spell at Chelsea, where he won the league title last season. The 37-year-old Cote d’Ivoire forward signed ...

Jul 23, 2015

Red Bulls 'B' team stuns Chelsea

A New York Red Bulls team made up of mostly developmental third-division players scored four second-half goals and stunned Chelsea 4-2 on Wednesday night in the English Premier League champion’s first game on its U.S. preseason exhibition tour. Sean Davis scored twice and Franklin ...

Ranieri named new manager of Leicester City

Jul 14, 2015

Ranieri named new manager of Leicester City

Leicester City sprang a major surprise by hiring former Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri as its new manager on Monday. Ranieri makes his shock return to the English top-flight after emerging as the preferred choice of the club’s Thai owners to replace the fired Nigel ...

Jun 30, 2015

Veteran goalkeeper Cech moves to Arsenal

Goalkeeper Petr Cech ended his trophy-filled, 11-year stay at Chelsea by signing with Premier League rival Arsenal on Monday after losing his starting place with the English champion. Arsenal said the 33-year-old Cech has signed a “long-term contract for an undisclosed fee,” with British ...

Jun 11, 2015

Mourinho given six-month driving ban for speeding

A British court has banned Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho from driving for six months after he was caught speeding. The Portuguese coach pleaded guilty to the offense but was not at the hearing at Staines Magistrates’ Court in Surrey on Wednesday. Mourinho was ordered ...

May 12, 2015

FC Tokyo's Muto expected to join Bundesliga side Mainz

Japan striker Yoshinori Muto’s European destination will likely not be Chelsea but Mainz of the Bundesliga, sources with knowledge of the FC Tokyo player’s decision told Kyodo News through Tuesday. According to the sources, Tokyo and Mainz are deep into talks for the 22-year-old’s ...

Chelsea claims Premier League title after five-year wait

May 4, 2015

Chelsea claims Premier League title after five-year wait

The five-year drought is over. Chelsea is Premier League champion again — with three games to spare. Chelsea’s players danced around the field after securing the title with a scrappy 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace on Sunday that encapsulated the recent cautious pragmatism of ...

Chelsea puts title in sight

Apr 30, 2015

Chelsea puts title in sight

Chelsea staged a second-half comeback to beat Leicester 3-1 on Wednesday and move to within three points of capturing the Premier League trophy. Jose Mourinho’s side holds a 13-point lead and can clinch a first league title in five years by beating Crystal Palace ...

Chelsea closes in on league crown

Apr 19, 2015

Chelsea closes in on league crown

While rarely ruthless, Chelsea is easing to the English Premier League title. With a 1-0 victory over Manchester United on Saturday, Chelsea surged 10 points clear of Arsenal. But as Arsenal’s hopes of a first league title since 2004 took a further hit, the ...