WATCH: Ex-Chelsea player opens up on race abuse suffered at club

Thursday, 22 March 2018

A former Chelsea footballer has told Sky News he suffered `life-changing racial abuse` as a teenager with the club in the 1980s. The player claims his football career was ruined by traumatic abuse which he says "'destroyed me as a person". Emma Birchley's report identifies the man only as 'John', in order to protect his anonymity.  

Messi majestic as Barcelona crush Chelsea

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Lionel Messi scored two brilliant goals and created another for Ousmane Dembele as Barcelona thrashed Chelsea 3-0 on Wednesday to reach the Champions League quarter-finals 4-1 on aggregate. Messi opened the scoring after two minutes and eight seconds, the quickest goal of his career, slipping the ball through Thibaut Courtois’ legs from a tight angle. The Argentine forward created the second with a blistering run from the halfway line which left three Chelsea defenders stumbling in his ...

Iniesta’s return key for Barcelona against Chelsea

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Andres Iniesta has a knack for great performances against Chelsea. His injury-time goal in the semifinals of the 2009 Champions League remains one of the most important of his career. And he also scored against the English club in the 2012 semifinals, even though Barcelona was eliminated that time. In the first leg of this year’s encounter between the two teams, it was Iniesta who set up Lionel Messi’s important away goal in a 1-1 result that gave the Spanish club an edge going into ...

Conte, Mourinho spat adds tension to top-four clash

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Such has been the war of words between Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte it is easy to forget that a vitally important top-four battle will break out on the Old Trafford pitch on Sunday. From the moment Conte’s Chelsea thrashed Mourinho’s Manchester United 4-0 to kickstart their 2016-17 Premier League title charge, a simmering tension has existed between the pair, who both won the Premier League in their first season in England - and both with the London side. This season the discord ...

Messi breaks Chelsea duck to earn Barca 1-1 draw

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi finally opened his account against Chelsea with a 75th-minute equalizer to earn his side a 1-1 draw in a fascinating Champions League last 16, first leg duel at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday. Willian's superb 62nd-minute effort looked like giving Chelsea a precious advantage for the second leg in Spain but they undid all their good work by handing Messi an equalizer. The Argentine maestro, teed up by Andres Iniesta after some sloppy play by the hosts, struck a low ...

Drogba’s teenage son signs for Guingamp

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba’s 17-year-old son Isaac has joined Guingamp as part of their under-19 academy, the French team said on Monday. The teenager follows in his father’s footsteps with Drogba making 50 appearances at Guingamp before his move to Marseilles and then Chelsea, where he scored 164 goals in 381 appearances for the Premier League club. “Couldn’t be more proud of you Isaac Drogba,” the 39-year-old said on his ...

Chelsea’s Hazard dismisses comparisons to Messi and Ronaldo

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard has played down comparisons with Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, saying he is a completely a different player.The Belgium international, who has scored 15 goals in 35 appearances across all competitions for Chelsea this season, has been among the most consistent performers in the Premier League and across Europe since moving to Stamford Bridge in 2012.His impressive performances have led some to suggest that the 27-year-old ...

Cahill: Players must be responsible for Chelsea defeats

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

The Chelsea players need to shoulder the responsibility for their “abysmal” Premier League displays in recent weeks and not under-fire manager Antonio Conte, defender Gary Cahill said. The defending champions have endured a turbulent period on the pitch, losing 4-1 at Watford on Monday, five days after a 3-0 home defeat by Bournemouth, increasing speculation over the future of their Italian coach. “The players have to take responsibility. The manager has done an absolutely ...

Granit puts rock-solid Arsenal into League Cup final

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Arsenal fought back from a goal down against old foes Chelsea to reach the League Cup final as Granit Xhaka poked home to complete a 2-1 second-leg win on Wednesday that set up a Wembley showdown with Manchester City. Nothing separated the sides after the semi-final's first leg at Stamford Bridge ended goalless two weeks ago, but the stalemate was swiftly broken as Chelsea took the lead through Eden Hazard after seven minutes at the Emirates Stadium. Yet question marks ...

Chelsea and Arsenal turn on the power with 4-goal shows

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Turbo-charged London rivals Chelsea and Arsenal warmed up in style for their midweek League Cup showdown by turning on the goal power in the Premier League on Saturday. Chelsea ended its recent struggles in front of goal with a 4-0 demolition of Brighton at the Amex Stadium. Hazard (2), Willian and Victor Moses were on target as the defending champion climbed to third in the standings with 50 points from 24 games. Arsenal hosts its capital city rival in a League Cup semifinal second leg on ...

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