Frank Lampard says players at risk due to PL's match scheduling

Soccer Nov 20, 2020

Frank Lampard says players at risk due to PL's match scheduling

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has called on the Premier League to scrap early kickoffs on Saturdays to protect player welfare amid a congested schedule. His side is scheduled to visit Newcastle United in the early lunchtime slot on Saturday and Lampard is concerned with the ...

Tottenham promises investigation of alleged racist chants in derby

Soccer Dec 24, 2019

Tottenham promises investigation of alleged racist chants in derby

The latest racism row engulfing English soccer took a fresh turn Monday amid reports Tottenham Hotspur's Son Heung-min and Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger had been abused by spectators during Sunday's fractious London derby. Chelsea's 2-0 Premier League victory at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium saw referee Anthony Taylor ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...