Chelsea claws back draw after Ajax surrenders three-goal lead

Soccer Nov 6, 2019

Chelsea claws back draw after Ajax surrenders three-goal lead

Substitute Reece James completed an improbable comeback for Chelsea against Ajax in the Champions League on Tuesday as the host came from three goals down to draw 4-4 after the Dutch team was reduced to nine men. In a roller-coaster match at Stamford Bridge, Frank ...

Rakuten's Barca-Chelsea show misses mark

Soccer | From the Spot Jul 24, 2019

Rakuten's Barca-Chelsea show misses mark

by Dan Orlowitz

The possibility exists that Tuesday's Rakuten Cup match between Barcelona and Chelsea was being considered by some influential soccer figure or another as an audition for Japan's inclusion in the increasingly popular International Champions Cup, the international preseason tournament that is currently taking place ...

Chelsea outplays Barcelona in Rakuten Cup opener

Soccer Jul 23, 2019

Chelsea outplays Barcelona in Rakuten Cup opener

by Dan Orlowitz

A confident Chelsea overcame a depleted Barcelona side to win 2-1 on Tuesday in the opening game of the inaugural Rakuten Cup. The friendly at Saitama Stadium was touted as the first-ever meeting between two European clubs in Japan when it was announced in March. ...

Frontale triumph over Chelsea in friendly

Soccer Jul 20, 2019

Frontale triumph over Chelsea in friendly

Kawasaki Frontale pulled off a stunning 1-0 victory against Chelsea in a friendly at Nissan Stadium on Friday. Striker Leandro Damiao headed in a Kengo Nakamura cross from close range in the 86th minute to secure the upset for the defending J. League champions. Chelsea struggled ...

Frank Lampard returns to Chelsea as Maurizio Sarri's successor

Soccer Jul 4, 2019

Frank Lampard returns to Chelsea as Maurizio Sarri's successor

Frank Lampard was appointed Chelsea head coach on Thursday, confirming a dramatic return for one of the club's greatest ever players. Lampard has signed a three-year contract with Chelsea, where he spent 13 years and became the team's all-time leading scorer with 211 goals. The former ...

Petr Cech returns to Chelsea as technical adviser

Soccer Jun 21, 2019

Petr Cech returns to Chelsea as technical adviser

Chelsea has appointed its former goalkeeper Petr Cech as technical and performance adviser, the Premier League club announced on Friday. Cech spent 11 years as a player at Chelsea, winning 13 major trophies, including four Premier League titles and the Champions League, before moving to ...

Sagan Tosu's Fernando Torres announces retirement

Soccer / J. League Jun 21, 2019

Sagan Tosu's Fernando Torres announces retirement

Sagan Tosu forward Fernando Torres, a former Atletico Madrid, Liverpool and Chelsea star who won the 2011 World Cup with Spain, announced Friday he was retiring. "I have something very important to announce. After 18 exciting years, the time has come to put an end ...

Eden Hazard leads Chelsea to Europa League title

Soccer May 30, 2019

Eden Hazard leads Chelsea to Europa League title

For Eden Hazard, it was the perfect goodbye. For Petr Cech, it was a painful way to retire. Hazard scored twice past his former teammate as Chelsea sliced through Arsenal in the second half of the Europa League final on Wednesday, netting four times in ...

FIFA bans Chelsea from signing players for a year over violations

Soccer Feb 23, 2019

FIFA bans Chelsea from signing players for a year over violations

Just hours after Chelsea win in the Europa league earned its under-fire ex-banker coach Maurizio Sarri some breathing space, the club owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich was handed another blow: A ban on signing new players. The English team will not be allowed to ...

Chelsea ends Manchester City's unbeaten start in Premier League

Soccer Dec 9, 2018

Chelsea ends Manchester City's unbeaten start in Premier League

For 45 minutes Chelsea was under siege, pinned back in its own half by Manchester City. With halftime approaching, Chelsea finally managed a shot from an unlikely source and broke through the impervious champions. Just when he seemed to be struggling to adapt to a ...