Chelsea

Chelsea fail in second bid for Rooney

Wayne Rooney

Manchester United have rejected a second bid from Premier League rivals Chelsea for unsettled England forward Wayne Rooney, United confirmed on Monday.

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Chelsea win again, but Villa left seething

Tom Williams Chelsea overcame obdurate opposition from Aston Villa to secure a hard-fought 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday that maintained their early momentum in the fledgling Premier League season.

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Chelsea have another special one in Eto'o

Samuel Eto'o

Jose Mourinho has turned a former critic into his biggest fan, writes Ian Chadband.

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Lionel Messi hat-trick sweeps Ajax aside as Chelsea suffer shock loss

Lionel Messi.

Barnaby Chesterman Lionel Messi hit a hat-trick as Barcelona began their Champions League campaign with a 4-0 win over Ajax on Wednesday but Jose Mourinho's Chelsea suffered a shock home defeat.

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Chelsea stop rot, go top as Liverpool flop

Tom Williams Chelsea ended a run of four winless games to beat Fulham 2-0 and move to the top of the Premier League on Saturday, after Southampton stunned previous leaders Liverpool.

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Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur breeze through League Cup ties

Juan Mata

Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur breezed into the League Cup fourth round on Tuesday, while Sunderland began life without Paolo Di Canio by beating Peterborough United.

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Fernando Torres sees red as Chelsea hold on for draw against Tottenham

Chelsea's manager Jose Mourinho (R) talks to his striker Fernando TorresPUBLICATIONS

The first managerial meeting between former colleagues Jose Mourinho and Andre Villas-Boas ended in stalemate on Saturday as Chelsea drew 1-1 at Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.

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Hazardous start in England for Chelsea star

Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo insists Eden Hazard won't become a target for the English Premier League's hatchet men after he inspired the Blues to a 2-0 win over Wigan on debut.

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Beckham to Chelsea -- Brooklyn, that is

Brooklyn Beckham.

David Beckham's eldest son Brooklyn has had a trial with Premier League giants Chelsea, according to reports in the British media on Wednesday.

Chelsea player sent off for kicking ballboy

Swansea completed an unfancied lineup for the League Cup final by advancing past Chelsea after a goalless second leg of their semi-final, with the European champions further humbled by finishing with...

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Chelsea extend lead at top, City sink Sunderland

Fernando Torres.

Steve Griffiths Chelsea extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to four points with a 4-1 win against Norwich on Saturday, while champions Manchester City got back on track by crushing Sunderland 3-0.

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Chelsea star sent off for kicking ballboy

Eden Hazard

Chelsea's League Cup semi-final second leg at Swansea City on Wednesday featured an extraordinary incident that saw visiting midfielder Eden Hazard sent off after an altercation with a ballboy.

Chelsea powers on to retain handy lead

Steve Douglas Chelsea maintained its flying start to the English Premier League by beating Tottenham 4-2 away to preserve a four-point lead at the top of the ladder, while Manchester City needed a last-gasp winner...

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Referee race row: Chelsea accuses Clattenberg

Clattenberg

Jeremy Wilson at Stamford Bridge Chelsea accused referee Mark Clattenburg of directing inappropriate language towards two of their players during Sunday's acrimonious 3-2 defeat against Manchester United, with one complaint...

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Chelsea lodge ref complaint

Referee Mark Clattenburg

LONDON: Chelsea have filed a complaint over ''inappropriate language'', reportedly racial in nature, allegedly used by referee Mark Clattenburg during their stormy 3-2 loss to Manchester United on...

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Chelsea reputation takes a kicking

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EDEN HAZARD has apologised after his extraordinary dismissal for kicking a ballboy during Chelsea's League Cup semi-final second leg at Swansea City.

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Van Persie sends United to top as Chelsea and City stumble

Robin van Persie.

Julian Guyer Robin van Persie piled on the misery for former club Arsenal as Manchester United went top of the Premier League with a 2-1 victory at Old Trafford on Saturday.

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Rooney lights United's way as Chelsea slump to defeat

Wayne Rooney.

Tom Williams Manchester United overcame a floodlight failure to win 1-0 at Fulham through a late Wayne Rooney goal on Saturday as Alex Ferguson's side went 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League.

Chelsea keep their heads and Benitez keeps his job

Chelsea's Frank Lampard

Jason Burt LONDON: They came to bury Caesar, not to praise him. Defeat - even a draw, which appeared likely at one stage of this nervy contest - could have spelt the end for Rafael Benitez as Chelsea's interim...

Chelsea's chance to close gap in battle for second

Benitez

LONDON: Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez has warned Manchester City that his players have set their sights on climbing above the champions in the table.