Jose Mourinho has given the Brazilian midfielder Willian his Chelsea debut in the side to face Basle in the Champions League tonight, kick-off 7.45pm, the Portuguese coach’s return to the competition in his second spell at the club.
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Match Report: Fernando Torres reverts to wasteful ways as Club World Cup crown slips away from Chelsea
Monday 17 December 2012
Corinthians 1 Chelsea 0: The Copa Libertadores champions joined Barcelona as the only teams to win the tournament twice, after their first title in 2000
Friday 09 November 2012
Andre Villas-Boas brushed off Didier Deschamps' latest barb over Hugo Lloris after the Tottenham goalkeeper made his first high-profile error in last night's 3-1 win over Maribor.
Match Report: Shakhtar Donetsk's boys from Brazil deal major blow to Champions League defending champions Chelsea
Tuesday 23 October 2012
Shakhtar Donetsk 2 Chelsea 1
Wednesday 03 October 2012
Chelsea achieved the sort of scoreline that might have been expected against last season's surprise Danish champions but hardly in the grand manner. It required three goals in the last 11 minutes of a pleasingly open match to see off spirited opposition in Nordsjaelland with their insistent possession game, occasionally let down by naive mistakes.
Wednesday 13 June 2012
Czech Republic 2 Greece 1
Tuesday 24 April 2012
When you consider the low points in Chelsea's journey this season, it is remarkable they have made it this far. There have been 11 defeats in all competitions, hardly the record of a team one game away from eliminating the runaway favourites for the Champions League in the semi-finals tonight.
Tuesday 20 March 2012
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has demanded twice yearly medical screenings for Premier League players after admitting he was worried not enough is being done to protect them.
Tuesday 20 March 2012
Chief executive Richard Scudamore today announced the Premier League would review their medical procedures following Fabrice Muamba's cardiac arrest on Saturday evening to ensure stricken players receive the best possible care.
Thursday 15 March 2012
Athletic Bilbao 2 Manchester United 1 (Athletic Bilbao win 5-3 on aggregate)
Friday 09 March 2012
Chelsea striker Fernando Torres is being haunted by nothing more than an abject lack of confidence, according to club legend Gianfranco Zola.
Sunday 08 January 2012
Chelsea entertain Portsmouth today in a repeat of the 2010 FA Cup final, when only a single goal separated the teams on the Wembley pitch. Off the field, the chasm between the two clubs – then and since – has been as wide as Portsmouth Harbour.
Wednesday 16 November 2011
Montenegro 0 Czech Republic 1 (Czech win 3-1 on aggregate)
Thursday 01 September 2011
Peter Houston warned the Tartan Army against reading too much into the Czech Republic's apparent problems ahead of Saturday's vital Euro 2012 qualifier at Hampden Park.
Thursday 18 August 2011
Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has been ruled out for three to four weeks after suffering a knee injury in training.
Friday 22 July 2011
Midfielder Park Ji-sung is confident his Manchester United performances will improve because he has quit international football.
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