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SBNation - Tue Feb 20 9:40 PM
Chelsea struck first, but Barcelona got the crucial away goal they needed in this match. It was a slow start and a frantic finish between Chelsea and Barcelona in the Champions League Round of 16, as it took an hour for the match to see its first goal as Chelsea took a deserved lead. They couldn’...
SBNation - Tue Feb 20 7:58 PM
Two elite teams meet in the Champions League while in form best described as “bizarre.” The Champions League Round of 16 brings us a high-stakes matchup between two of the best teams in Europe as Chelsea host Barcelona in the first leg of the tie — but with both teams in rather strange form of la...
SBNation - Sat Feb 17 11:22 PM
The league’s marquee Saturday night event has seen a whole lot of rule changes over the years. Some have stuck. Others not so much. The NBA Dunk Contest, for better or worse, has seen some things. All-Star Weekend’s most popular event has produced iconic moments and built up legendary players but...
SBNation - Mon Feb 5 6:37 PM
Mitchell’s incredible season is filled with highlights. This should be fun! Utah Jazz rookie phenom Donovan Mitchell will end up in the NBA Dunk Contest after all, Mitchell confirmed on Monday . Mitchell will replace Aaron Gordon , who was originally selected as one of the four contestants, and w...
SBNation - Wed Jan 31 4:49 PM
After spending all month scrambling for a big striker, the Blues finally have their man on transfer deadline day. After a month of searchin around Europe for a big target striker, Chelsea and Antonio Conte finally have their man, signing Olivier Giroud from Arsenal for a reported £18 million on t...
SBNation - Tue Jan 23 3:52 PM
Congrats, Kobe! Make sure to mention “Oscar nominated” when you talk about Kobe Bryant these days. His short film Dear Basketball is up for “best animated short” at the 2018 Academy Awards. Bryant released the film at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival in April, which was based around will the poem h...
SBNation - Thu Jan 18 10:44 PM
13-year-old Oscar Murphy stepped out of the crowd and onto the tee, and then proceeded to put it closer than the world No. 1 in a quick contest during the opening round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, and Tommy Fleetwood may be stars on today’s PGA and European T...
SBNation - Wed Jan 10 10:02 PM
Both clubs were more concerned about not conceding going into the second leg. The first leg of the League Cup semifinal tie between Chelsea and Arsenal ended in a scoreless draw, with neither the Blues nor the Gunners able to find a goal to take an early lead in the tie. It wasn’t the most scinti...
SBNation - Wed Jan 10 4:02 PM
One of the bigger English rivalries is coming to the Carabao Cup semifinals. The English League Cup may be third on the list of domestic competitions in terms of how it’s viewed by the elite of the Premier League, but when the giants of the English football pyramid meet up, it’s always a good tim...
SBNation - Sun Dec 31 8:15 PM
Robby Anderson nearly killed the New England cornerback (not really) Robby Anderson wasn’t happy when his third-quarter grab carried him out of bounds and turned a would-be completion into a third-and-long for the Jets . He took his frustrations out on the ball — and Patriots backup cornerback Jo...
SBNation - Sat Dec 23 10:32 AM
Can a resurgent Everton side trip up Chelsea? Since the firing of Ronald Koeman and just before the hiring of Sam Allardyce , Everton have been enjoying something of a renaissance as a club. Once struggling their way down towards the relegation zone, Everton have gone on a six-match unbeaten run...
SBNation - Sat Dec 16 1:02 PM
Chelsea have a chance to move into second place in the Premier League while piling on to Southampton’s misery. Chelsea haven’t quite enjoyed the season they wanted to after winning the Premier League a year ago. Coming up on the halfway point of the season, it’s already starting to look like they...
SBNation - Sun Dec 10 2:16 AM
We have round-by-round coverage of the ESPN boxing card featuring Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Guillermo Rigondeaux on Saturday. Shakur Stevensonn vs. Oscar Mendoza Round 1: Stevenson paws the right hand far, far out there and he lands a slid shot to the side of the head early on. He fires off a straight...
SBNation - Tue Dec 5 6:05 PM
Atlético Madrid are fighting for their Champions League future, while Chelsea just want to win the group. There’s not a lot left in the Champions League group stage, but Group C still has a lot of things to settle. First place is up for grabs, with Chelsea only narrowly holding onto their lead at...
SBNation - Fri Dec 1 4:51 PM
Brazil are the runaway favorites of the group over Switzerland, Costa Rica, and Serbia. Brazil have been handed what appears to be a fairly straightforward group in the 2018 World Cup, looking like the clear favorites of Group E. That said, all of Switzerland , Costa Rica , and Serbia are still q...
SBNation - Sat Nov 25 2:02 PM
There’s one absolute marquee matchup in the Premier League this weekend, with third-place Chelsea heading to Anfield Road to play fifth-place Liverpool , in a match that starts with just three points separating the two old rivals, and with Chelsea having a potential opportunity to rise into third...
SBNation - Fri Nov 24 2:00 PM
In the top game on this week's English Premier League betting card, Chelsea visit Liverpool on Saturday. Chelsea have won each of their last four league games and have outscored their opponents 6-0 over their last three. The Blues will try to stay hot in a tough road test this Saturday against Li...
SBNation - Sat Nov 18 12:32 PM
West Bromwich are hoping to reverse a long spell of misery. It’s been a miserable season for West Bromwich Albion , who started so brightly but have had nothing but heartbreak since. Now they have to host a Chelsea side fighting to get back into the title race in the Premier League, and their lon...
SBNation - Tue Nov 14 3:29 PM
De La Hoya thinks he can take out McGregor in two rounds. Oscar De La Hoya is looking to fight Conor McGregor if he makes a comeback to boxing. The eight-time WBO, IBF, and WBC champion has been training privately, and on Monday he made some bold claims on how quickly he thinks he can beat the UF...
SBNation - Sun Nov 5 1:02 PM
Once again, Jose Mourinho must beat the team he’s best known for managing. No matter what else, the story of any Manchester United match against Chelsea while Jose Mourinho is the manager will always be about Mourinho versus Chelsea. More than that perhaps, it will be Chelsea against the manager...
SBNation - Fri Nov 3 2:00 PM
Manchester City hosts Arsenal, and Chelsea hosts Manchester United in two huge matches on Sunday on the English Premier League odds board at the sportsbooks. With a 3-2 road win over West Bromwich last week, Manchester City remained undefeated and improved to 9-0-1 on the season. The English Prem...
SBNation - Tue Oct 31 10:08 PM
Roma have passed Chelsea in the standings thanks to a fantastic brace from Stephan El Shaarawy. Stephan El Shaarawy and AS Roma ran rampant over Chelsea , utterly dominating their English opponents in Champions League action as they ran out 3-0 winners in Italy thanks to a first-half brace from I...
SBNation - Tue Oct 31 4:26 PM
Can Roma overcome Chelsea this time around after staging a dramatic comeback two weeks ago? Two weeks ago, Chelsea and AS Roma put on one of the most dramatic matches of the Champions League so far this season, with the Italians putting on a dramatic comeback to take a late lead in London, only f...
SBNation - Wed Oct 25 6:39 PM
It doesn’t look like things are getting easier for Everton soon. This season has been a miserable one for Everton , sitting in the Premier League relegation zone after nine matches and already having fired now-former manager Ronald Koeman. The League Cup does not look like it’s going to be any re...
SBNation - Wed Oct 18 4:36 PM
Chelsea want to keep their good Champions League form rolling. Chelsea aren’t quite off to the start to the Premier League season that they want, but the Champions League has been a different story altogether. They’re the only team in Group C with two wins in the first two matches of the group, a...
SBNation - Sun Oct 8 2:11 AM
International soccer at its best. Costa Rica trailed Honduras in the 95th minute of their World Cup qualifying match on Saturday before Kendall Waston came up with a dramatic equalizer, leveling the match at 1-1. That tie was good enough to qualify Los Ticos for the 2018 World Cup in Russia . Her...
SBNation - Sat Sep 30 2:39 PM
One of the biggest matches of the early EPL season is here, and it promises to be a barnburner. The early stretch of the Premier League season often features a few matches billed as major tilts between some of the best teams in England, but with teams still finding their form in early matches, th...
SBNation - Fri Sep 29 2:36 PM
Two of the English Premier League's top clubs clash this Saturday as Chelsea hosts Manchester City, while Manchester United takes on Crystal Palace. Manchester City and Chelsea have had an extremely evenly matched rivalry against each other in recent years, both going 10-10-3 against the other in...
SBNation - Thu Sep 28 3:12 PM
After years of Premier League underachievement, Chelsea looks ready to challenge Europe’s elite. Chelsea defeated Atlético Madrid with truly the last strike of the ball on Wednesday, with the referee letting out a game-ending double whistle the second Michy Batshuayi’s shot hit the back of the ne...
SBNation - Wed Sep 27 7:32 PM
Atlético Madrid and Chelsea are about to have what promises to be an incredibly physical game of tactical chess. Two managers capable of out-plotting almost anyone tactically and two teams willing to slug it out physically are set to go head to head on Wednesday in the Champions League as Atlétic...