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Vinay Menon (L) with Thomas Tuchel. (HT) PREMIUM

The Indian yoga guru behind Chelsea's wellness, success

By Sanjjeev K Samyal, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2021 11:38 PM IST
  • Vinay Menon’s work, simply put, is to help players as well as support staff deal with stress as well as difficult thoughts and emotions, a work that became even more critical during the pandemic.
helsea's Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring their first goal(REUTERS)
helsea's Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring their first goal(REUTERS)

Lukaku seals Chelsea win over Zenit to start CL defense

PTI | , London
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2021 11:03 AM IST
On his European debut for the club, the 28-year-old Belgian ensured Chelsea made a successful start to its Champions League title defense by clinching a 1-0 victory over Zenit St. Petersburg on Tuesday.
Chelsea's Romelu Lukaku, left, celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during the English Premier League match between Chelsea and Aston Villa(AP)
Chelsea's Romelu Lukaku, left, celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during the English Premier League match between Chelsea and Aston Villa(AP)

Lukaku, Kovacic break Stamford Bridge ducks as Chelsea beat Villa 3-0

Reuters | , London
PUBLISHED ON SEP 12, 2021 08:24 AM IST
In the 15th minute, Kovacic slithered past Villa's midfield and released Lukaku with a ball that split the away side's defence. The Belgian striker sent defender Axel Tuanzebe the wrong way before finding the bottom corner.
Chelsea sign midfielder Saul Niguez on loan from Atletico(REUTERS)
Chelsea sign midfielder Saul Niguez on loan from Atletico(REUTERS)

Chelsea sign midfielder Saul Niguez on loan from Atletico

AP |
PUBLISHED ON SEP 01, 2021 07:47 AM IST
  • The 26-year-old Saul will provide competition in central midfield with N'Golo Kante, Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic in Thomas Tuchel's squad.
'The best one' - Chelsea's Romelu Lukaku relishes goal on Premier League return(REUTERS)
'The best one' - Chelsea's Romelu Lukaku relishes goal on Premier League return(REUTERS)

'The best one' - Chelsea's Romelu Lukaku relishes goal on Premier League return

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 23, 2021 10:04 AM IST
An almost unstoppable Romelu Lukaku needed only 15 minutes to get off the mark for Chelsea following his reported 97.5 million pound ($133.08 million) transfer from Inter Milan
Chelsea's Cesar Azpilicueta (L), Romelu Lukaku and Antonio Rudiger (R) during the English Premier League soccer match against Arsenal(AP)
Chelsea's Cesar Azpilicueta (L), Romelu Lukaku and Antonio Rudiger (R) during the English Premier League soccer match against Arsenal(AP)

Returning hero Lukaku sets Chelsea on way to 2-0 win at Arsenal

Reuters | , London
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2021 11:09 PM IST
Lukaku needed only 15 minutes to get off the mark for the Blues after his reported 97.5 million pounds ($132.8 million)transfer from Inter Milan, tapping in a cross played into his path by James.
Chelsea seek to add to Arsenal's troubles in London derby(Action Images via Reuters)
Chelsea seek to add to Arsenal's troubles in London derby(Action Images via Reuters)

Chelsea seek to add to Arsenal's troubles in London derby

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 19, 2021 05:12 PM IST
In the fickle world of football a win on Sunday against Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea would smooth the waters for Arsenal, but few will be wagering much on Arsenal prevailing in the London derby.
Premier League: Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool off to flying starts(Reuters)
Premier League: Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool off to flying starts(Reuters)

Chelsea, Man Utd and Liverpool off to flying starts

Reuters |
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2021 08:29 AM IST
Chelsea outclassed Crystal Palace 3-0 at Stamford Bridge before Liverpool, with key defender Virgil van Dijk back after a nine-month absence, eased to a 3-0 win at promoted Norwich City.
Reborn Romelu Lukaku returns to Chelsea at peak of his powers(TWITTER/CHELSEA)
Reborn Romelu Lukaku returns to Chelsea at peak of his powers(TWITTER/CHELSEA)

Reborn Lukaku returns to Chelsea at peak of his powers

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 13, 2021 08:08 AM IST
Romelu Lukaku is a familiar face to Premier League viewers, but the player who completed a 97.5 million pounds ($134.7 million)return to Chelsea on Thursday is, by his own admission, not the same one who departed England two years ago.
Chelsea players pose with the trophy after winning the UEFA Super Cup soccer match against Villarreal at Windsor Park in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)(AP)
Chelsea players pose with the trophy after winning the UEFA Super Cup soccer match against Villarreal at Windsor Park in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)(AP)

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

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 12, 2021 07:26 AM IST
Extra time had ended 1-1 at Belfast's Windsor Park stadium, with Chelsea bringing on Kepa for Edouard Mendy in the final seconds in what turned out to be the game's tactical master-stroke.
Newly hired AC Milan soccer club player Olivier Giroud arrives at a medical center in Milan.(AP)
Newly hired AC Milan soccer club player Olivier Giroud arrives at a medical center in Milan.(AP)

Olivier Giroud joins AC Milan, thanks Chelsea for 'special moments'

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 17, 2021 05:04 PM IST
Milan did not specify the transfer fee or the length of the contract but British media reported that the club would pay around one million euros ($1.2 million) for the player, who is expected to sign a two-year deal.
FILE PHOTO of Mason Mount.(Getty Images)
FILE PHOTO of Mason Mount.(Getty Images)

Captaincy gives me confidence, says Mount after winning Chelsea's POTY award

ANI | , London
PUBLISHED ON JUN 07, 2021 08:19 PM IST
Chelsea FC winger Mason Mount feels his occasional captaincy at London-based English Premier League club will further help him to develop his leadership skills.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel celebrates with the trophy.(Pool via REUTERS)
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel celebrates with the trophy.(Pool via REUTERS)

Chelsea extend Tuchel's contract to 2024 after Champions League win

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 04, 2021 06:08 PM IST
Tuchel took over midway through the 2020-21 season after the Premier League club sacked Frank Lampard and the German led them to a top-four finish as well as the FA Cup final.
Chelsea's Kai Havertz celebrates after winning the Champions League.(Pool via REUTERS)
Chelsea's Kai Havertz celebrates after winning the Champions League.(Pool via REUTERS)

Kai’s the limit: Chelsea revel in Champions League glory

By Bhargab Sarmah, Guwahati
PUBLISHED ON MAY 31, 2021 08:36 AM IST
  • City fail to deliver in Europe again as Kai Havertz’s solitary goal hands the Blues the Champions League.
Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne grimaces as he leaves the pitch during the Champions League final(AP)
Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne grimaces as he leaves the pitch during the Champions League final(AP)

De Bruyne fractured nose, eye socket in CL final collision

AP | , Porto, Portugal
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2021 06:00 PM IST
The 29-year-old Belgian playmaker had to be replaced by Gabriel Jesus in the 60th minute on Saturday following a collision with Antonio Rudiger.
Chelsea's Thiago Silva(AP)
Chelsea's Thiago Silva(AP)

Silva hopes former boss Lampard happy with Chelsea success

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2021 12:46 PM IST
Silva, who was replaced by Andreas Christensen after getting injured in the first half, reflected on the win after falling at the final hurdle with PSG last season.
N'Golo Kante, left, challenges for the ball with Ferran Torres during the Champions League final soccer match between Manchester City and Chelsea.(AP)
N'Golo Kante, left, challenges for the ball with Ferran Torres during the Champions League final soccer match between Manchester City and Chelsea.(AP)

Chelsea's Kante keeps on winning with another midfield masterclass

Reuters | , Porto, Portugal
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2021 10:21 AM IST
The 30-year-old was playing in the French second division for Caen just six years ago but since then he has been on a remarkable streak of trophy collecting.
Chelsea players celebrate in dressing room.
Chelsea players celebrate in dressing room.

Chelsea players' hilarious celebrations after Champions League win- WATCH

UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2021 09:18 AM IST
  • It was a football masterclass from Thomas Tuchel's side as they outwitted and outplayed a brilliant Man City side to win the biggest prize in club football.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel celebrates with owner Roman Abramovich after winning the Champions League.(Pool via REUTERS)
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel celebrates with owner Roman Abramovich after winning the Champions League.(Pool via REUTERS)

Tuchel's first meeting with Chelsea owner is with... a Champions League title

UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2021 07:52 AM IST
  • It took 123 days from his hiring by Chelsea to meet Roman Abramovich. It was timed to perfection — after beating Manchester City 1-0 in the Champions League final on Saturday night.
Chelsea's Cesar Azpilicueta celebrates with the trophy and owner Roman Abramovich after winning the Champions League.(Pool via REUTERS)
Chelsea's Cesar Azpilicueta celebrates with the trophy and owner Roman Abramovich after winning the Champions League.(Pool via REUTERS)

Chelsea's ruthless Abramovich rewarded with Champions League title

Reuters |
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2021 07:12 AM IST
The 54-year-old Abramovich, who took over Chelsea in 2003 and has since won five Premier League titles and two Champions Leagues, has overseen 15 different managers in the intervening 18 years and is not known for his patience.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola walks past the Champions League trophy after the match.(Pool via REUTERS)
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola walks past the Champions League trophy after the match.(Pool via REUTERS)

Champions League Final Analysis: Tinkering Guardiola too clever for his own good

AP |
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2021 07:11 AM IST
  • Champions League Final: Tinkering for the biggest game in City's history, the unfamiliar lineup sent out by Guardiola was beaten by a coach in only his 30th match in charge of Chelsea.
Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta (C) celebrates with the trophy after winning the UEFA Champions League final football match at the Dragao stadium in Porto.(AFP)
Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta (C) celebrates with the trophy after winning the UEFA Champions League final football match at the Dragao stadium in Porto.(AFP)

Champions League Final: Azpilicueta hails Havertz as Chelsea beat Man City

Reuters |
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2021 03:23 AM IST
Champions League Final: Havertz latched on to a superb pass from Mason Mount to score the only goal of the game three minutes before halftime as Chelsea were crowned European champions for the second time in their history.
Chelsea's German midfielder Kai Havertz celebrates after scoring the winning goal during the UEFA Champions League final football match between Manchester City and Chelsea FC at the Dragao stadium in Porto.(AFP)
Chelsea's German midfielder Kai Havertz celebrates after scoring the winning goal during the UEFA Champions League final football match between Manchester City and Chelsea FC at the Dragao stadium in Porto.(AFP)

UEFA Champions League Final: Havertz strike helps Chelsea edge out Man City

UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2021 03:51 AM IST
  • UEFA Champions League Final: The breakthrough, which looked so likely throughout the first-half, came in the 42nd minute as Havertz converted after latching on to a brilliant pass from Mason Mount.
Soccer fans party ahead of Chelsea-Manchester City match(Reuters)
Soccer fans party ahead of Chelsea-Manchester City match(Reuters)

Soccer fans party in Porto ahead of Chelsea-Manchester City match

Reuters | , Porto
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2021 09:56 PM IST
The fans, singing loudly and holding plastic cups of beer, were very largely maskless and did not socially distance, to the annoyance of some locals. In Portugal, masks are still mandatory outside if people cannot observe social distancing.
File Photo of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola. (REUTERS)
File Photo of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola. (REUTERS)

Guardiola says he is unconcerned about familiar referee for final

Reuters | , Manchester
PUBLISHED ON MAY 24, 2021 10:25 PM IST
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he "couldn't care less" about the appointment of Spanish referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz for Saturday's Champions League final with Chelsea, despite a public dispute with the official three years ago.
Liverpool in action during the final day of the Premier League.(Reuters)
Liverpool in action during the final day of the Premier League.(Reuters)

Liverpool caps season recovery by clinching CL qualification

AP |
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2021 10:52 PM IST
  • No trophy to celebrate this year but clinching Champions League qualification proved a welcome consolation prize for Liverpool.
Chelsea's Thiago Silva(AP)
Chelsea's Thiago Silva(AP)

‘To play and beat Guardiola’s Manchester City, you've got to defend well’: Silva

UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2021 06:39 PM IST
Ahead of the crunch tie on May 29 Silva talks to Star Sports on a range of things, including the summit clash against rivals Manchester City.
Chelsea players celebrate at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Leicester City at Stamford Bridge Stadium in London(AP)
Chelsea players celebrate at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Leicester City at Stamford Bridge Stadium in London(AP)

Misfiring frontline could hurt Chelsea in the season’s last two games

By Rajesh Pansare, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2021 07:21 PM IST
It could make the difference between a top four finish in the league and a second Champions League title
File Photo of Chelsea legend Frank Lampard.(Getty Images)
File Photo of Chelsea legend Frank Lampard.(Getty Images)

Chelsea legend Lampard gets inducted into Premier League's Hall of Fame

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2021 06:28 PM IST
Three-time Premier League champion Frank Lampard is the latest former player to be inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame.
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