• Chelsea go top with win at Newcastle
    NEWCASTLE, November 21 (Reuters): Chelsea became the seventh club to top the Premier League standings this season after a 2-0 victory at Newcastle United on Saturday courtesy of an own goal by Federico Fernandez and Tammy Abraham’s second-half effort. Frank Lampard’s side dominated before the break and took the lead in the 10th minute when Fernandez, under pressure from Ben Chilwell, turned in Mason Mount’s cross. Chelsea really should have been out of sight wit
  • Chelsea sign goalkeeper Mendy from Rennes on five-year deal
    (Reuters): Chelsea have signed Senegal goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from French club Stade Rennes on a five-year deal, the Premier League side said on Thursday. Financial details of the transfer were not disclosed but British media reported Chelsea paid around 22 million pounds ($28.01 million) for the 28-year-old who had three years left on his Rennes contract. "I am so excited to be joining Chelsea. It's a dream for me to be a part of this exciting squad and to work w
  • Chelsea's Silva targets another World Cup, Premier League success
    (Reuters): Chelsea's new Brazilian defender Thiago Silva said the desire to play at another World Cup and win trophies in England had prompted him to seek a fresh challenge in his mid-30s. The former Paris St Germain centre back, who is 36 on Tuesday, signed a year-long deal plus the option of a further 12 months at Chelsea and said he could not wait to get started. "Normally, at 35-36... players leave the Premier League but I'm doing things the other way around
  • Lampard 'amused' by Klopp's comments on Chelsea spending
    Reuters Frank Lampard says he was "amused" by Juergen Klopp's comments on Chelsea's transfer spending and that Liverpool's heavy expenditure in previous years had laid the foundations for last season's Premier League title triumph. 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. Klopp, who has only signed left-back Konsta
  • COVID-19: Brighton to host friendly against Chelsea with spectators
    London, August 28 (IANS): Premier League club Brighton will host their English football top-flight rivals Chelsea on Saturday and their pre-season friendly will be staged as a pilot event with 2,500 spectators to be welcomed at Amex Stadium. The British government announced on Wednesday a further batch of sporting events that will be used to pilot the safe return of spectators. Brighton's friendly with Chelsea on Saturday will be the first football match being played as a pilot
  • Lampard hopes to bolster Chelsea squad after Champions League exit
    (Reuters): Chelsea manager Frank Lampard described the rebuild of his team as a work in progress after they crashed out of the Champions League last-16 following a 7-1 aggregate defeat by Germany's Bayern Munich. Chelsea's record scorer Lampard enjoyed a trophy-laden spell with them as a player, winning the Premier League and Champions League among other crowns, but suggested that they needed to recruit the right names to reach that level again. "In the last 20
  • Lewandowski dazzles as Bayern crush Chelsea to reach last eight
    MUNICH, Germany, August 9 (Reuters): Robert Lewandowski struck twice and set up two more goals as Bayern Munich cruised past Chelsea 4-1 on Saturday to reach the Champions League quarter-finals with a 7-1 aggregate victory and remain on course for a treble of titles. The Bavarians will be on an 18-game winning streak across all competitions as they head into next week's Final Eight tournament in Lisbon, where they will face Barcelona. "We're already excited. Bar