Kepa the hero as Chelsea win Super Cup 6-5 on penalties

Soccer Aug 12, 2021

Kepa the hero as Chelsea win Super Cup 6-5 on penalties

Goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga came off the bench to make two shootout saves as Champions League winners Chelsea beat Spain's Villarreal 6-5 on penalties to add the UEFA Super Cup to their trophy collection on Wednesday. Extra time had ended 1-1 at Belfast's Windsor Park stadium, ...

Man City made to wait for title after last-minute defeat to Chelsea

Soccer May 9, 2021

Man City made to wait for title after last-minute defeat to Chelsea

Hundreds of Manchester City fans gathered outside Etihad Stadium for a Premier League title celebration that proved premature as Chelsea ruined the script with a last-minute 2-1 victory on Saturday. City manager Pep Guardiola left out a host of first-team regulars for a game regarded ...

Frank Lampard defends goal celebrations as officials call for restraint

Soccer Jan 15, 2021

Frank Lampard defends goal celebrations as officials call for restraint

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard defended his players on Thursday amid a growing debate about teams celebrating goals with hugs and high-fives while the country is battling the COVID-19 pandemic. England's deputy chief medical officer has urged players to stop such physical contact and a senior ...

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 ...

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 ...