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EPL Talk - Sat Jan 13 9:11 PM
London (AFP) – Harry Kane produced yet another landmark display as his two goals in a 4-0 win over Everton at Wembley on Saturday saw him become Tottenham Hotspur’s all-time leading scorer in the Premier League. Saturday’s late kick-off saw England forward Kane score his 98th Premier League goal...
EPL Talk - Sat Jan 13 5:45 PM
London (AFP) – Chelsea did little to take the spotlight away from manager Antonio Conte, linked with a post-season move to French giants Paris Saint-Germain this week, in a goalless draw with Leicester City on Saturday. Alan Pardew oversaw his first Premier League victory as West Brom manager tha...
EPL Talk - Sat Jan 13 5:43 PM
London (AFP) – Antonio Conte’s problems mounted as spluttering Chelsea were held to a dour 0-0 draw by 10-man Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Conte’s side produced a limp display that could easily have seen them beaten by a Leicester team who missed a host of first-half chances. Ev...
EPL Talk - Sat Jan 13 1:51 AM
If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Chelsea vs. Leicester in the Premier League, you’ve come to the right place. The race for second place in the Premier League is a tight competition between Chelsea and Manchester United. After a couple of weeks of Jose Mourinho badmouthing Antonio Co...
EPL Talk - Fri Jan 12 7:03 PM
Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho on Friday said he felt “contempt” for Chelsea manager Antonio Conte as their toxic public row continues to escalate. The Manchester United manager has traded insults with his Chelsea counterpart over the past two weeks, with their dispute becoming...
EPL Talk - Fri Jan 12 6:30 PM
London (AFP) – Chelsea pledged to help authorities investigate after a report Friday said three former youth-team players had launched legal claims against the club alleging they were bullied and racially abused. Britain’s Guardian newspaper said former youth coach Graham Rix and ex-chief scout G...
EPL Talk - Fri Jan 12 12:50 AM
London (AFP) – Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has challenged his misfiring team-mates to rediscover their cutting edge in Saturday’s clash with Leicester. Antonio Conte’s side were held to a frustrating goalless draw in the League Cup semi-final first leg against Arsenal on Wednesday despite...
EPL Talk - Thu Jan 11 4:44 PM
London (AFP) – Jamie Vardy will be fit to play for Leicester in a clash of the past two Premier League champions when they visit Chelsea on Saturday, the Foxes manager Claude Puel said on Thursday. Vardy, who turned 31 on Thursday, has recovered from the groin injury that kept the England interna...
EPL Talk - Wed Jan 10 11:01 PM
London (AFP) – Chelsea wasted a chance to take control of their League Cup semi-final against Arsenal as the misfiring Blues were forced to settle for a 0-0 draw in Wednesday’s first leg. Antonio Conte’s side dominated possession for long periods at Stamford Bridge — where the Video Assistant Ref...
EPL Talk - Wed Jan 10 3:33 AM
If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Chelsea vs. Arsenal in the League Cup semifinal first leg, you’ve come to the right place. After a weekend of FA Cup matches to forget, managers Arsene Wenger and Antonio Conte have a chance to put their respective clubs in the driving seat in this f...
EPL Talk - Tue Jan 9 8:49 PM
London (AFP) – Danish international Andreas Christensen’s impressive performances for Chelsea this season were rewarded on Tuesday with a new long-term contract at the Premier League champions. The 21-year-old central defender — who has been with Chelsea since he was 15 — has signed a new four-an...
EPL Talk - Tue Jan 9 8:18 PM
Lausanne (AFP) – Former Chelsea winger Florent Malouda, who was given a two-match ban for playing for French Guiana at last year’s CONCACAF Gold Cup, will appeal his suspension at the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Wednesday. The 37-year-old made 80 international appearances for France between...
EPL Talk - Tue Jan 9 5:57 PM
London (AFP) – Antonio Conte says he will “not forget” Jose Mourinho’s personal slight about match-fixing, but the Chelsea manager added Tuesday he wants to call a halt to the increasingly bitter dispute with his Manchester United counterpart. The 48-year-old Italian — who served a four-month ban...
EPL Talk - Tue Jan 9 1:25 AM
London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger has warned his Arsenal flops that new recruits are on the way as the furious Gunners boss prepares for Wednesday’s League Cup semi-final against Chelsea. Wenger’s side suffered one of the most chastening defeats of his increasingly tarnished reign on Sunday as second...
EPL Talk - Sat Jan 6 8:30 PM
London (AFP) – Antonio Conte labelled Jose Mourinho “a little man” as the Chelsea manager’s feud with the Manchester United boss escalated following his team’s FA Cup goalless draw against Norwich on Saturday. Conte and Mourinho have exchanged increasingly bitter barbs over the course of this sea...
EPL Talk - Sat Jan 6 3:20 PM
Madrid (AFP) – Atletico Madrid unleashed Diego Costa in La Liga on Saturday and the controversial centre-forward scored the winner before being sent off in a 2-0 home win over regional rivals Getafe. Atletico’s transfer ban ended last week and Costa was playing his first league game since rejoini...
EPL Talk - Sat Jan 6 3:10 PM
Madrid (AFP) – Atletico Madrid unleashed Diego Costa in La Liga on Saturday and the controversial centre-forward scored the winner before being sent off in a 2-0 home win over regional rivals Getafe. Atletico’s transfer ban ended last week and Costa was playing his first league game since rejoini...
EPL Talk - Sat Jan 6 1:05 PM
Doha (AFP) – Jupp Heynckes said Saturday there had been no contact between Bayern Munich and Chelsea over Arturo Vidal and the Chilean international would not be sold during the January transfer window. The veteran coach was responding to media reports over a possible transfer of the midfielder,...
EPL Talk - Sat Jan 6 1:52 AM
Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho intensified his war of words with Chelsea manager Antonio Conte in bizarre fashion after his team’s FA Cup victory over Derby on Friday, apparently referencing a match-fixing scandal in Italy. The Manchester United manager was responding to commen...
EPL Talk - Sat Jan 6 1:10 AM
Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho intensified his war of words with Chelsea manager Antonio Conte in bizarre fashion after his team’s FA Cup victory over Derby on Friday, apparently referencing a match-fixing scandal in Italy. The Manchester United manager was responding to commen...
EPL Talk - Fri Jan 5 7:49 PM
Piraeus (Greece) (AFP) – Spanish coach Oscar Garcia will take over Olympiakos, replacing interim coach Takis Lemonis, the Greek champions announced on Friday. While the club did not specify the duration of Garcia’s contract, Greek media reported that he signed for 18 months with the option to ext...
EPL Talk - Fri Jan 5 5:51 PM
London (AFP) – Ross Barkley has completed his widely anticipated move from Everton to Chelsea, the reigning Premier League Champions announced on Friday. The 24-year-old England midfielder has signed a five-and-a-half-year contract and will wear the number eight shirt. “I’m overwhelmed, I’m looki...
EPL Talk - Fri Jan 5 4:50 PM
London (AFP) – Chelsea boss Antonio Conte suggested on Friday that Jose Mourinho has “senile dementia” and that the Manchester United manager is still focused on events at Stamford Bridge two years after he was sacked. Mourinho, who had two spells as Chelsea boss and is Conte’s immediate predeces...
EPL Talk - Fri Jan 5 4:26 AM
Madrid (AFP) – Diego Costa’s return to Atletico Madrid began in typically explosive fashion on Wednesday night, and his second spell in La Liga has raised hopes that his new team might challenge runaway leaders Barcelona. Costa swept home his first Atletico goal since leaving the club for Chelsea...
EPL Talk - Thu Jan 4 11:10 PM
Accra (AFP) – It took Liverpool and Egypt star Mohamed Salah just three years to transform from a Chelsea reject to being crowned African Player of the Year in Ghana Thursday. Salah failed to blossom after moving from Swiss outfit Basel to Stamford Bridge, leading to him being lent to Serie A si...
EPL Talk - Thu Jan 4 2:10 PM
The first-leg of the League Cup semi-final featuring Chelsea against Arsenal has been moved to ESPN2 for viewers in the United States. So far this season, all of the League Cup games have been featured on ESPN3. But on Wednesday, January 10, viewers in the States will be able to watch the first l...
EPL Talk - Thu Jan 4 3:25 AM
Los Angeles (AFP) – Former England defender Ashley Cole, a long-time Premier League star with Arsenal and Chelsea, has signed a one-year deal to remain with the Los Angeles Galaxy, the Major League Soccer club announced Wednesday. The 37-year-old left back has 55 Galaxy appearances over two seaso...
EPL Talk - Thu Jan 4 2:10 AM
London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger slammed the “farcical” penalty decision that cost Arsenal in their thrilling 2-2 draw against Chelsea and vowed to fight a Football Association charge in his latest furious attack on the authorities. Wenger was seething after referee Anthony Taylor awarded a penalty f...
EPL Talk - Wed Jan 3 10:56 PM
Madrid (AFP) – Diego Costa scored for Atletico Madrid just five minutes into his return as the club cruised to a 4-0 win at Lleida Esportiu in the Spanish Copa Del Rey on Wednesday. Costa, who rejoined from Chelsea in September but could not play until the transfer window opened this month, came...
EPL Talk - Wed Jan 3 10:56 PM
Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Douglas Costa and Mario Mandzukic scored in either half as defending champions Juventus advanced to the semi-finals of the Italian Cup on Wednesday with a 2-0 win over city rivals Torino. Brazilian Costa opened after quarter of an hour in the Allianz Stadium with Croatian Ma...