Sarri gets a winners’ medal, but may still leave Chelsea

Soccer 05/30/19, 04:06

Maurizio Sarri can take the Europa League title to the bank.The Chelsea manager and ex-banker already had the most improbable rise from Tuscan amateur teams to soccer's elite, but he had never before had a winners' medal.That all changed with Wednesday's 4-1 win over Arsenal in the Europa League final. ...

Cech retires, beaten by the team he helped build

Soccer 05/29/19, 18:31

As Eden Hazard celebrated in a huddle with his Chelsea teammates, Petr Cech stood to one side, staring straight ahead.The last time Hazard and Cech played a Europa League final six years before, they won the trophy for Chelsea.On Wednesday, Hazard had just scored Chelsea's fourth goal, this time against ...

Hazard makes decision on Chelsea future, not made it public

Soccer 05/12/19, 16:54

Eden Hazard says he has made a decision over his future and told Chelsea. The forward just isn't making it public yet.Hazard has a season remaining on his contract and has been regularly linked with a move to Real Madrid.After Chelsea sealed third place in the Premier League with a ...

FIFA rejects Chelsea appeal against 1-year transfer ban

Sports 05/08/19, 06:24

FIFA has rejected Chelsea's appeal against a one-year transfer ban for breaking youth transfer rules.FIFA says its appeals committee upheld the ban imposed in February but added that Chelsea will be allowed to register players under the age of 16.Chelsea is expected to challenge the decision at the Court of ...

Chelsea beats Watford 3-0 to move into 3rd place in EPL

Soccer 05/05/19, 10:29

Chelsea moved into third place in the Premier League with a 3-0 win over Watford on Sunday after two goals in a three-minute span after the break helped the club to close in on a Champions League spot next season.Chelsea had been booed off at halftime with the score still ...

Pogba selected in Premier League team of the season

Soccer 04/25/19, 04:41

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is the only player not from Manchester City or Liverpool to be selected in the Premier League's Team of the Year for the 2018-19 season.City had six representatives — Ederson, Aymeric Laporte, Fernandinho, Bernardo Silva, Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero — while Liverpool had four, ...

Sterling, Van Dijk among England’s player of year contenders

Soccer 04/20/19, 07:02

Premier League title contenders Liverpool and Manchester City dominate the six-man shortlist for the Professional Footballers' Association player of the year award, with defender Virgil van Dijk and forward Raheem Sterling the front-runners.Van Dijk joins Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane on the list, while Sterling is included alongside fellow City players ...

Zidane says Madrid set to make changes after poor season

Soccer 04/14/19, 10:48

Zinedine Zidane says that Real Madrid is set for changes this summer after a disappointing season."All my players are important and good, but we are going to make changes," the Madrid coach said Sunday. "Here there are many players that can bring in cash for the club."Madrid is enduring one ...

Chelsea fights FIFA transfer ban; verdict likely next week

Sports 04/11/19, 04:47

Chelsea's lawyers are at FIFA headquarters challenging the club's one-year transfer ban for breaking youth transfer rules, with a verdict likely next week.FIFA says its appeal committee is hearing the case Thursday.Whatever the verdict, either side can make a further appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.The case should ...

Hazard’s brilliance gives Chelsea 2-0 victory over West Ham

Soccer 04/08/19, 16:03

Eden Hazard's slalom through the defense before scoring the Chelsea opener on Monday didn't exactly leave the West Ham fans speechless."Eden Hazard," they chanted at Stamford Bridge, "he's off to Madrid."For now Hazard's feet are very much in west London. But maybe not for much longer, given the transfer talk ...

Hudson-Odoi shines for Chelsea in 3-0 win over Brighton

Sports 04/03/19, 16:39

Callum Hudson-Odoi marked his first Premier League start for Chelsea with an assist and a sparkling display in a 3-0 win over Brighton on Wednesday.The 18-year-old winger, who made his first England start last week, set up the opening goal for Olivier Giroud, before Eden Hazard and Ruben Loftus-Cheek scored ...

Man City back atop EPL; Spurs win 1st match in new stadium

Soccer 04/03/19, 15:46

Manchester City is back atop the Premier League. Tottenham is finally back home — and winning again.On a dominant night for some of the biggest teams in English soccer, City eased past Cardiff in a 2-0 win to replace Liverpool in first place in a to-and-fro title race that looks ...

Chelsea’s top-4 hopes hit with 2-0 loss at Everton in EPL

Sports 03/17/19, 13:42

Chelsea's ambitions of finishing in the Premier League's top four took a hit with a 2-0 loss at Everton on Sunday.Richarlison nodded home a rebound following a corner in the 49th minute before earning the penalty from which Gylfi Sigurdsson scored in the 72nd, also via a rebound after his ...

Hazard rescues draw for Chelsea against Wolves

Sports 03/10/19, 11:41

Eden Hazard's stoppage-time strike for Chelsea recovered a 1-1 draw with Wolverhampton in the Premier League on Sunday.Hazard scored his 13th league goal of the season to cancel out Raul Jimenez's strike in the 56th minute.The dropped points are a blow to sixth-placed Chelsea's hopes of making the top four ...

Maurizio Sarri isolated at Chelsea after fans turn on him

Soccer 02/19/19, 10:37

The volley of abusive chants from Chelsea supporters were aimed in a different direction this time. Toward the sideline at Stamford Bridge.Players were spared on Monday, there was no need to dig out the "rats" banners from 2015, and supporters seem just fine with Eden Hazard and Co.Typically loyal to ...

Higuain at double for 1st Chelsea goals in Huddersfield rout

Soccer 02/02/19, 12:22

Gonzalo Higuain scored his first Chelsea goals in a 5-0 rout of Huddersfield on Saturday, halting the slump after back-to-back English Premier League losses that created uncertainty about manager Maurizio Sarri's future.In the striker's third game since joining on loan on Juventus, Higuain turned the ball into the net in ...

Sarri gets immediate response from rampant Chelsea

Sports 02/02/19, 12:08

This time there was no need for Maurizio Sarri to get mad with his players.The Chelsea manager could instead sit back and enjoy their performance in a 5-0 win over Huddersfield that lifted them back into the top four in the English Premier League on Saturday.Doubles from Gonzalo Higuain — ...

Sarri calls on Hazard to do more to fulfil potential

Soccer 01/23/19, 10:39

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has called on Eden Hazard to "respect himself" and do more to fulfil his potential, saying the winger is "more an individual player than a leader."The latest remarks from the straight-talking Sarri came four days after the Italian coach questioned the attitude and character of his ...

Sarri must face up to own failings in Chelsea blame game

Soccer 01/21/19, 00:18

Maurizio Sarri has decided to go down a dangerous road by using a post-match news conference to criticize the attitude and character of his Chelsea players.Memories were suddenly revived of a TV interview that Jose Mourinho gave after a game in December 2015, accusing the Chelsea team of "betraying" him. ...

Chelsea strengthens hold on 4th place by beating Newcastle

Soccer 01/12/19, 14:44

Willian's curling strike gave Chelsea a 2-1 victory over Newcastle, sending the west London club six points clear in fourth place in the English Premier League on Saturday.Chelsea took advantage of fifth-place Arsenal losing at West Ham to strengthen its hold on the final Champions League qualification place.Pedro Rodriguez collected ...

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