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 ...

Mohamed Salah goal keeps Liverpool on pace with City

Soccer Oct 21, 2018

Mohamed Salah goal keeps Liverpool on pace with City

Manchester City brushed aside Burnley 5-0 on Saturday but Liverpool kept pace with the champions after Mohamed Salah rediscovered his scoring touch to fire his team to victory against lowly Huddersfield. Earlier, Chelsea — which had been level with City and Liverpool before the weekend ...

Manchester United risks derailment as Jose Mourinho, Paul Pogba feud

Soccer Sep 28, 2018

Manchester United risks derailment as Jose Mourinho, Paul Pogba feud

Jose Mourinho's astonishing feud with Paul Pogba will take another twist when Manchester United's warring duo head to West Ham, while Chelsea's Eden Hazard bids to inflict more misery on Liverpool. On any other weekend, the showdown between Premier League leader Liverpool and title rival ...

Arsenal, Chelsea post Europa League victories

Soccer Sep 21, 2018

Arsenal, Chelsea post Europa League victories

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck twice as Arsenal defeated Ukraine's Vorskla Poltava 4-2 in the Europa League on Thursday, while in-form Chelsea began its campaign with a 1-0 win away to PAOK in Greece. Aubameyang has struggled to hit top gear in the Premier League so far ...

Chelsea, Tottenham off to winning starts in Premier League

Soccer Aug 12, 2018

Chelsea, Tottenham off to winning starts in Premier League

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri got off to a winning start in the Premier League as new signing Jorginho slotted home coolly from the penalty spot in a 3-0 win at Huddersfield on Saturday. Meanwhile, Tottenham eased fans' discontent over its lack of summer transfer activity ...

Chelsea lands goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga in record move

Soccer Aug 9, 2018

Chelsea lands goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga in record move

Chelsea shattered the world record fee for a goalkeeper with an €80 million ($92 million) swoop for Athletic Bilbao's Kepa Arrizabalaga on Wednesday as the Premier League transfer window prepared to slam shut. While the rest of Europe's leading leagues don't close the window until ...

Chelsea hires Maurizio Sarri as new manager

Soccer Jul 14, 2018

Chelsea hires Maurizio Sarri as new manager

Chelsea hired Maurizio Sarri as its manager on a three-year contract on Saturday, bringing in a headstrong coach known for his expansive, attacking approach to soccer and for revitalizing Napoli in his only stint with a big European club. The 59-year-old Italian replaced Antonio Conte, ...