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. ...

Arsenal faces Chelsea in Europa League final

Soccer 05/29/19, 03:34

Arsenal and Chelsea are gearing up to play a London derby far from home in the Europa League final.Playing three time zones and 2,460 miles (4,000 kilometers) from London in Azerbaijan, the game offers Arsenal coach Unai Emery the chance to win a record fourth Europa League title.It could be ...

Sarri says Kante 50-50 for Europa League final

Soccer 05/28/19, 12:34

Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri says midfielder N'Golo Kante has a 50-50 chance of being fit for the Europa League final, and that the team will be pushed to the brink without him.Kante hurt his knee in training on Saturday and is fighting against the clock to be fit for Wednesday's ...

Sarri to discuss future with Chelsea after Europa final

Soccer 05/22/19, 09:17

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri will discuss his future with the club after next week's Europa League final against Arsenal.Sarri led the team to third place in the Premier League and a return to the Champions League.With two years remaining on his Chelsea contract, Sarri says he will speak to the ...

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 ...

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 ...

Sarri playing hard ball with Hudson-Odoi at Chelsea

Sports 04/01/19, 07:17

Callum Hudson-Odoi, one of English soccer's top young talents, is stalling on signing a new contract at Chelsea and it's easy to see why.He's hardly feeling the love of his manager right now.Heading into the resumption of the Premier League last weekend, the 18-year-old Hudson-Odoi was coming off the most ...

Sarri reasserts power, dropping Kepa and beating Tottenham

Soccer 02/27/19, 17:20

Maurizio Sarri reasserted his authority on the sideline, and so did Chelsea on the field.With Kepa Arrizabalaga dropped for refusing to be substituted in the League Cup final, replacement goalkeeper Willy Caballero did not even have a shot on target to save as Chelsea beat Tottenham 2-0 in the Premier ...

Kepa dropped by Chelsea for Premier League game

Soccer 02/27/19, 14:05

Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has been dropped for the Premier League game against Tottenham, three days after refusing to accept being substituted in the League Cup final.Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri chose to play Willy Caballero instead at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. Kepa was among the substitutes.Sarri said he would be ...

City beats mutinous Chelsea in cup final, Liverpool tops EPL

Soccer 02/24/19, 18:48

As Manchester City celebrated defending the League Cup, Chelsea was trying to clean up the fallout from a player mutiny on the Wembley field.In the two hours it took for Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga to explain why he refused to accept being substituted as Sunday's game headed to a penalty ...

Kepa defies coach as Chelsea loses to City in final shootout

Sports 02/24/19, 14:36

Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga was beaten four times in the penalty shootout to enable Manchester City to successfully defend its League Cup title after the Spaniard undermined manager Maurizio Sarri by refusing to be substituted during Sunday's final.Near the end of extra time, with the final locked at 0-0, Kepa ...

European Soccer Weekend: What to watch in main competitions

Soccer 02/21/19, 11:52

What to watch in the leading football competitions in Europe this weekend:ENGLANDManchester City will look to secure the first of a possible four trophies this season when Pep Guardiola's team meet Chelsea in the English League Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.The game comes two weeks after the sides ...

Chelsea coach Sarri looking for run of wins to appease fans

Soccer 02/20/19, 11:17

Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri says he needs a run of wins to get the club's fans back on his side after a series of bad results.The Italian, who was subjected to abuse from Chelsea supporters after the side's FA Cup exit to Manchester United on Sunday, says: "We need to ...

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 ...

Man United defeats Chelsea, advances to FA Cup quarterfinals

Soccer 02/18/19, 16:36

Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba each scored first-half goals as Manchester United defeated Chelsea 2-0 on Monday at Stamford Bridge to advance to the quarterfinals of the FA Cup.United, which has lost just once in interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's 13 games in charge, has reached the quarterfinals of the ...

Sarri state: Humbling loss endangers Chelsea coach’s future

Sports 02/11/19, 09:55

The squad has been publicly undermined. There's been grumbling about the lack of contact from the owner. And the team was just handed its biggest loss in 28 years.Maurizio Sarri's reign at Chelsea already looks like it's approaching the end, and he's not even completed a season."My job," Sarri said ...

Chelsea routed 6-0 by Man City for biggest loss in 28 years

Sports 02/10/19, 13:17

Chelsea was handed its heaviest loss in 28 years on Sunday when Manchester City routed Maurizio Sarri's side 6-0 in the Premier League.The meeting of the last two champions was a complete mismatch as Sergio Aguero scored a hat trick for the second successive weekend.City regained top spot from Liverpool ...

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 — ...

European soccer weekend: What to watch in the main leagues

Soccer 01/31/19, 18:14

What to watch in the leading football leagues in Europe this weekend:ENGLANDAfter back-to-back Premier League losses saw Chelsea slip out of the top four, Maurizio Sarri's side has a home game against last-place Huddersfield on Saturday.Failure to qualify for the Champions League in his first season at Chelsea could jeopardize ...

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