- Sat Feb 17 5:40 PM
Berlin (AFP) – Michy Batshuayi has opened up about his frustrating time at Chelsea, claiming he “did not have a good time” at the Premier League giants. The 24-year-old has been on fire since joining Borussia Dortmund on loan in January, hitting five goals in just three games. The Belgian striker...
- Sat Feb 17 5:30 PM
Madrid (AFP) – Luis Suarez
and Jordi Alba were on target as Barcelona saw off Eibar 2-0 on Saturday to continue their unbeaten record in La Liga and extend their lead at the top of the table. Lionel Messi had a hand in both goals against an Eibar side who finished the match at Ipurua with 10 men...
- Sat Feb 17 1:05 AM
London (AFP) – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte welcomed his selection headache ahead of a vital few weeks for the English champions after a much-changed side thrashed Hull City 4-0 to reach the FA Cup quarter finals on Friday. Willian was the star of the show with two fabulous strikes from outside...
- Fri Feb 16 11:28 PM
London (AFP) – Antonio Conte believes Chelsea are ready for a season-defining few weeks after Willian starred with two goals to blow away Hull City 4-0 to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals on Friday. Just four days before facing Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie, Cont...
- Fri Feb 16 10:36 PM
London (AFP) – Willian starred with two goals as Chelsea warmed up for a season-defining few weeks by easing into the FA Cup quarter-finals by thrashing Hull City 4-0 at Stamford Bridge on Friday. Just four days before facing Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie, Chels...
- Fri Feb 16 2:35 AM
Madrid (AFP) – Before their Champions League clash with Chelsea in London, Lionel Messi and Barcelona put their unbeaten record in La Liga on the line against Eibar in the rather less glamorous surrounds of Ipurua on Saturday. The modest 7, 000-seat ground in the Basque Country welcomes a Barca s...
- Tue Feb 13 8:45 PM
London (AFP) – Gary Cahill
said he was “devastated” after Hull City and England midfielder Ryan Mason announced his retirement from football on Tuesday after failing to recover from a fractured skull caused by their accidental clash of heads. The 26-year-old was involved in a sickening collision...
- Tue Feb 13 3:10 PM
London (AFP) – Olivier Giroud
is focused on nailing down a first-team place at Chelsea after a dramatic full debut against West Brom, during which he was forced to have five stitches for a head wound. The France striker, who moved from Arsenal for £18 million ($25 million) last month, impressed d...
- Tue Feb 13 12:45 AM
London (AFP) – Antonio Conte is relieved to have options again up front in Olivier Giroud
and fit-again Alvaro Morata ahead of what the Italian says is a “massive” few weeks for Chelsea. Giroud’s touch set up Eden Hazard for the opening goal as Chelsea rolled over rock-bottom West Bromwich Albion...
- Mon Feb 12 11:15 PM
London (AFP) – Antonio Conte thanked the Chelsea fans for their loyal support as Eden Hazard
’s double eased the pressure on the Italian with a 3-0 win over rock bottom West Brom on Monday. Three-goal thrashings at the hands of Bournemouth and Watford saw odds slashed on Conte becoming the latest...
- Mon Feb 12 10:52 PM
London (AFP) – Eden Hazard
’s double eased the mounting pressure on Chelsea manager Antonio Conte as the English champions bounced back to winning ways and moved into the Premier League top four with a 3-0 win over rock bottom West Brom on Monday. Three-goal defeats at the hands of Bournemouth and...
- Mon Feb 12 4:21 AM
Hong Kong (AFP) – Guangzhou Evergrande coach Fabio
Cannavaro and Shanghai SIPG’s record signing Oscar
will spearhead a four-pronged Chinese assault when the 2018 AFC Champions League group phase begins this week. Evergrande, Asian champions in 2013 and 2015, have Cannavaro back at the helm for th...
- Sun Feb 11 12:15 AM
London (AFP) – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte believes blame should be shared for the dramatic slump that has the Italian fighting for his job as West Brom visit the English champions on Monday. A 4-1 thrashing at Watford on Monday followed an embarrassing 3-0 loss to Bournemouth in Chelsea’s last...