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Chelsea's Kurt Zouma celebrates scoring their second goal with Olivier Giroud and teammates.(Pool via REUTERS)

Giroud scores again as Chelsea see off Leeds to go top

LONDON | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 09:21 AM IST
The 34-year-old Frenchman marked his first league start of the season - a reward for his four goals in Chelsea’s thrashing of Sevilla in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Chelsea’s French striker Olivier Giroud (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring his fourth goal.(Getty Images)
Chelsea’s French striker Olivier Giroud (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring his fourth goal.(Getty Images)

Four-goal Giroud seals top spot for dominant Chelsea

Seville, Spain | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 09:03 AM IST
Striker Olivier Giroud scored four as a dominant Chelsea won 4-0 at Sevilla on Wednesday to secure top spot in Champions League Group E with a match to spare.
Sevilla's head coach Julen Lopetegui gestures during the UEFA Champions League, group E, soccer match, between Krasnodar and Sevilla at the Krasnodar Stadium in Krasnodar, Russia.(AP)
Sevilla's head coach Julen Lopetegui gestures during the UEFA Champions League, group E, soccer match, between Krasnodar and Sevilla at the Krasnodar Stadium in Krasnodar, Russia.(AP)

Sevilla not holding any players back against Chelsea

Reuters | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON DEC 01, 2020 10:54 PM IST
Both sides are locked on 10 points and are into the next round although the winner of Wednesday’s match at the Sanchez Pizjuan will clinch top spot in Group E and be seeded for the last-16 draw.
Soccer Football - Premier League - Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur - Stamford Bridge, London, Britain - November 29, 2020 Chelsea's Mateo Kovacic in action with Tottenham Hotspur's Steven Bergwijn and Sergio Reguilon Pool via REUTERS/Matthew Childs EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club /league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.(Pool via REUTERS)
Soccer Football - Premier League - Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur - Stamford Bridge, London, Britain - November 29, 2020 Chelsea's Mateo Kovacic in action with Tottenham Hotspur's Steven Bergwijn and Sergio Reguilon Pool via REUTERS/Matthew Childs EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club /league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.(Pool via REUTERS)

Premier League: Tottenham back on top after draw to Chelsea, Arsenal lose to Wolves

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 07:30 AM IST
When Spurs briefly led the table before the international break it was pointed out that their next run of fixtures would give a better indication of whether they are title contenders.
reacts Pool via REUTERS/Neil Hall(Pool via REUTERS)
reacts Pool via REUTERS/Neil Hall(Pool via REUTERS)

Big-spending Chelsea under pressure to win title, says Spurs boss Mourinho

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 03:52 PM IST
Chelsea spent over 200 million pounds ($266.08 million) to bring in Edouard Mendy, Timo Werner and Kai Havertz among others, instantly making them contenders in Lampard’s second year at the helm.
EPL clubs given green light for return of fans(Twitter)
EPL clubs given green light for return of fans(Twitter)

Only half of EPL clubs allowed fans when restrictions eased

London | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 10:08 PM IST
Up to 2,000 fans will be allowed into games at Liverpool and Everton from Wednesday because the region has been placed into tier 2.
Soccer Football - Champions League - Group E - Stade Rennes v Chelsea - Roazhon Park, Rennes, France - November 24, 2020 Chelsea's Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring their second goal with teammates REUTERS/Stephane Mahe(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - Champions League - Group E - Stade Rennes v Chelsea - Roazhon Park, Rennes, France - November 24, 2020 Chelsea's Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring their second goal with teammates REUTERS/Stephane Mahe(REUTERS)

Juventus, Barcelona, PSG, Chelsea, Sevilla advance in Champions League

Associated Press | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 06:16 AM IST
Both Chelsea and Sevilla left it late to advance from Group E. Olivier Giroud came off the bench to score an injury-time header as Chelsea won 2-1 at Rennes, and Munir El Haddadi scored in the final minute of stoppage time as Sevilla defeated Russian newcomer Krasnodar 2-1 away.
Soccer Football - Premier League - Newcastle United v Chelsea - St James' Park, Newcastle, Britain - November 21, 2020 Chelsea manager Frank Lampard Pool via REUTERS/Lee Smith(Pool via REUTERS)
Soccer Football - Premier League - Newcastle United v Chelsea - St James' Park, Newcastle, Britain - November 21, 2020 Chelsea manager Frank Lampard Pool via REUTERS/Lee Smith(Pool via REUTERS)

Lampard not getting carried away by Chelsea’s Premier League form

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 02:00 PM IST
Chelsea went top of the league briefly on Saturday with 2-0 victory at Newcastle United before dropping back to third after Tottenham Hotspur’s win over Manchester City and Liverpool’s win over Leicester City.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho celebrates with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg after the match.(Pool via REUTERS)
Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho celebrates with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg after the match.(Pool via REUTERS)

Spurs go top, Chelsea keep pace, United move above City

LONDON | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 08:45 AM IST
Jose Mourinho’s Spurs, unbeaten in their last eight games, have 20 points from nine matches while Frank Lampard’s Chelsea are on 18 points after their 2-0 win at Newcastle.
Marcus Rashford and Lionel Messi were the goal-scorers.(Getty Images)
Marcus Rashford and Lionel Messi were the goal-scorers.(Getty Images)

Champions League: Messi and Barcelona ease past Juventus, Chelsea and Man United cruise

By Associated Press
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 11:05 AM IST
A collective wrap of all the recent Champions League fixtures starring Manchester United, Barcelona and Chelsea.
Tottenham Hotspur's Son Heung-min celebrates scoring their first goal.(Pool via REUTERS)
Tottenham Hotspur's Son Heung-min celebrates scoring their first goal.(Pool via REUTERS)

Son assisted by Kane again to lead Tottenham to victory

Burnley | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 09:33 AM IST
Son headed in from Kane’s flick-on to secure a 1-0 win at Burnley on Monday, making it the 29th time they have combined for a goal. It was the ninth time in six league matches this season alone.
Manchester United's manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, centre, shakes hands with Chelsea's Thiago Silva, right, at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Chelsea.(AP)
Manchester United's manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, centre, shakes hands with Chelsea's Thiago Silva, right, at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Chelsea.(AP)

Man United held 0-0 by Chelsea to extend frustration at home

MANCHESTER, England | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2020 08:51 AM IST
Uruguay forward Edinson Cavani made his United debut off the bench in the second half and almost scored with his first touch when he flicked a corner goalward at the near post.
Arsenal's Petr Cech celebrates saving a penalty taken by Chelsea's Ruben Loftus-Cheek during the penalty shootout.(REUTERS)
Arsenal's Petr Cech celebrates saving a penalty taken by Chelsea's Ruben Loftus-Cheek during the penalty shootout.(REUTERS)

Petr Cech surprise inclusion in Chelsea’s Premier League squad, Mesut Ozil out of Arsenal’s

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 11:07 AM IST
Ozil, 32, who is under contract with Arsenal until June 2021 and earns a reported 350,000 pounds ($452,830) per week, has not played for Mikel Arteta’s side this season.
Chelsea's Kurt Zouma heads at goal.(Pool via REUTERS)
Chelsea's Kurt Zouma heads at goal.(Pool via REUTERS)

New-look Chelsea held 0-0 by Sevilla in Champions League

LONDON | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 07:22 AM IST
Sevilla kept new-look Chelsea at bay in a 0-0 draw in Group E, with the English team involved in its first goalless match since Frank Lampard arrived as manager in the offseason on 2019.
Tottenham Hotspur celebrate winning the penalty shootout(Reuters)
Tottenham Hotspur celebrate winning the penalty shootout(Reuters)

Spurs edge Chelsea in League Cup shootout

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2020 11:01 AM IST
Tottenham Hotspur overcame visitors Chelsea 5-4 in a penalty shootout to progress in the League Cup following a 1-1 home draw in their fourth-round clash on Tuesday.
English Premier League 2015-16 kicks off on Saturday with Manchester United hosting Tottenham Hotspurs at Old Trafford.(EPL official Twitter account)
English Premier League 2015-16 kicks off on Saturday with Manchester United hosting Tottenham Hotspurs at Old Trafford.(EPL official Twitter account)

EPL clubs see duty to help struggling lower-level sides

London | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2020 12:44 PM IST
As the country experiences a second wave of coronavirus infections, there is no prospect of fans being allowed into stadiums for months, denying the majority of professional clubs in England their main source of revenue.
Chelsea's Kai Havertz, right, celebrates with his teammate Tammy Abraham.(AP)
Chelsea's Kai Havertz, right, celebrates with his teammate Tammy Abraham.(AP)

Hat trick for Havertz as Chelsea strolls in League Cup

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 01:20 PM IST
After two underwhelming appearances in the Premier League, Havertz — signed for $92 million from German club Bayer Leverkusen — announced himself in English soccer by scoring a first career hat trick in Chelsea’s 6-0 win over second-tier Barnsley in the third round of the League Cup on Wednesday.
Chelsea's goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga looks the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge Stadium.(AP)
Chelsea's goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga looks the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge Stadium.(AP)

Kepa Arrizabalaga made costly mistake but needs support, says Lampard

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2020 10:39 AM IST
Arrizabalaga became the world’s most expensive goalkeeper when he joined Chelsea from Athletic Bilbao for 80 million euros ($94.92 million) in 2018 but has struggled to justify his huge transfer fee.
Soccer Football - Premier League - Chelsea v Liverpool - Stamford Bridge, London, Britain - September 20, 2020 Liverpool's Sadio Mane celebrates scoring their second goal with Mohamed Salah Pool via REUTERS/Matt Dunham EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY(Pool via REUTERS)
Soccer Football - Premier League - Chelsea v Liverpool - Stamford Bridge, London, Britain - September 20, 2020 Liverpool's Sadio Mane celebrates scoring their second goal with Mohamed Salah Pool via REUTERS/Matt Dunham EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY(Pool via REUTERS)

Sadio Mane double gives Liverpool 2-0 victory over 10-man Chelsea

LONDON | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 11:13 PM IST
A tepid game swung in Liverpool’s favor after Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen was sent off at the end of the first half for hauling down Mane.
Soccer Football - FIFA World Cup - Serbia Arrival - Khrabrovo International Airport, Kaliningrad Region, Russia - June 11, 2018. Branislav Ivanovic is seen upon the arrival. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar/Files(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - FIFA World Cup - Serbia Arrival - Khrabrovo International Airport, Kaliningrad Region, Russia - June 11, 2018. Branislav Ivanovic is seen upon the arrival. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar/Files(REUTERS)

Former Chelsea defender Ivanovic says has lots to offer to West Brom

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2020 10:36 AM IST
Ivanovic made more than 350 appearances for Chelsea and won nine major titles with the London club before leaving for Russian side Zenit Saint Petersburg in 2017.
File image of Branislav-Ivanovic.(AP-Photo)
File image of Branislav-Ivanovic.(AP-Photo)

Ivanovic, 36, returns to the Premier League with West Brom

Birmingham | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 10:38 PM IST
The right back spent nine years at Chelsea, winning three league titles and three FA Cups, before joining Zenit St. Petersburg in February 2017.The 36-year-old Ivanovic also brings the experience of playing a record 105 times for Serbia.
Chelsea's goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga gestures during the English Premier League soccer match between Brighton and Chelsea at Falmer Stadium in Brighton, England.(AP)
Chelsea's goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga gestures during the English Premier League soccer match between Brighton and Chelsea at Falmer Stadium in Brighton, England.(AP)

Premier League: Chelsea can’t win title with Arrizabalaga, says Neville

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 07:47 PM IST
Arrizabalaga became the world’s most expensive goalkeeper when he joined Chelsea from Athletic Bilbao for 80 million euros ($95 million) in 2018 but has struggled to justify that huge fee.
Soccer Football - Premier League - Brighton & Hove Albion v Chelsea - The American Express Community Stadium, Brighton, Britain - September 14, 2020. Chelsea's Reece James celebrates scoring their second goal with Andreas Christensen and Kurt Zouma. Pool via REUTERS/Peter Cziborra EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.(Pool via REUTERS)
Soccer Football - Premier League - Brighton & Hove Albion v Chelsea - The American Express Community Stadium, Brighton, Britain - September 14, 2020. Chelsea's Reece James celebrates scoring their second goal with Andreas Christensen and Kurt Zouma. Pool via REUTERS/Peter Cziborra EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.(Pool via REUTERS)

Premier League: With Werner and Havertz, Chelsea win against Brighton 3-1

BRIGHTON | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 07:05 AM IST
James’ was the most spectacular and the most crucial, the right back’s swerving piledriver from 30 meters regaining the lead for Chelsea at 2-1 in the 56th minute, just two minutes after Brighton equalized through Leandro Trossard.
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp shakes hands with Chelsea manager Frank Lampard.(Pool via REUTERS)
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp shakes hands with Chelsea manager Frank Lampard.(Pool via REUTERS)

Van Dijk, Alisson, Salah came at a very high price: Frank Lampard ‘amused’ by Klopp’s comments on Chelsea spending

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 11:20 AM IST
Chelsea, owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, have spent around 200 million pounds ($256.36 million) to bring in Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech and Ben Chilwell.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard on the pitch before the match.(REUTERS)
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard on the pitch before the match.(REUTERS)

Hard works starts now for new-look Chelsea, says Frank Lampard

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 08:21 PM IST
Lampard deployed a number of youth players last season as they finished fourth in the Premier League, 33 points behind champions Liverpool and 15 behind second-placed City.
General view of a Chelsea corner flag inside the stadium before the match.(REUTERS)
General view of a Chelsea corner flag inside the stadium before the match.(REUTERS)

Analysis: Chelsea defies pandemic with $250M overhaul

London | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 03:52 PM IST
Amid widespread belt-tightening across most of European soccer during a pandemic, Chelsea has flexed its financial muscles by embarking on a 200 million pounds ($250 million) spending spree to overhaul half of its team and thrust itself back in the Premier League title conversation.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 07: Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool looks on prior to the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and AFC Bournemouth at Anfield on March 07, 2020 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)(Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 07: Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool looks on prior to the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and AFC Bournemouth at Anfield on March 07, 2020 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)(Getty Images)

Liverpool don’t need to spend like Chelsea, says Klopp

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 01:17 PM IST
“We live in a world at the moment with a lot of uncertainty,” Klopp said. “For some clubs it’s less important how uncertain the future is: those owned by countries, oligarchs, that’s the truth. We’re a different kind of club.
Kai Havertz’s signing follows the arrivals of full back Ben Chilwell, striker Timo Werner and winger Hakim Ziyech.(Image Courtesy: Chelsea/Twitter)
Kai Havertz’s signing follows the arrivals of full back Ben Chilwell, striker Timo Werner and winger Hakim Ziyech.(Image Courtesy: Chelsea/Twitter)

Chelsea signs Germany midfielder Kai Havertz on five-year deal

By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2020 10:12 AM IST
Financial details of the deal were not disclosed but British media reported the fee for the 21-year-old was in the region of 71 million pounds ($94 million).

Thiago Silva becomes latest big-name signing at Chelsea

By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 06:55 PM IST
Brazil center back Thiago Silva joined Chelsea on a one-year deal on Friday after his contract expired at Paris Saint-Germain, becoming the latest big-name signing for the English club ahead of the new season.
Fans in attendance during the Premier League match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Chelsea at Amex Stadium in January this year.(Getty Images)
Fans in attendance during the Premier League match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Chelsea at Amex Stadium in January this year.(Getty Images)

Fans to attend Brighton-Chelsea football friendly match

By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 11:53 PM IST
The game will take place at Brighton’s Amex Stadium, with 2,500 tickets being made available for fans
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