This season at Chelsea, the ‘Special One’ might well be Eden Hazard. The Belgium international produced another superb display on Saturday, scoring a hat trick as Jose Mourinho’s team moved top of the Premier League with a 3-0 win over Newcastle while its main rivals in the race for the title struggled on the road.
Chelsea moved provisionally atop of the English Premier League by beating Hull 2-0 while Manchester United ended a sorry run of three straight defeats to lift the gloom surrounding the reigning champion on Saturday.
Manchester United slumped to a third consecutive loss for the first time in nearly 13 years when Sunderland added to manager David Moyes’ troubles by winning the first leg of their League Cup semifinal 2-1 on Tuesday.
Chelsea qualified for the Champions League’s last 16 despite being tripped up again by Basel, while AC Milan and Arsenal claimed easy wins but were made to wait to seal their berths in the knockout stage. Mohamed Salah’s late strike earned Basel a 1-0 win and a second straight Group E victory over the [...]
Cesar Azpilicueta seized on a defensive blunder and Juan Mata scored a slick second as Chelsea dumped Premier League leader Arsenal out of the League Cup with a 2-0 victory at its London rival on Tuesday.
Lionel Messi preserved Barcelona’s unbeaten start to the Champions League by equalizing in a 1-1 draw at AC Milan while Arsenal’s 100 percent record disappeared with a 2-1 home defeat to Borussia Dortmund in Tuesday’s other marquee match. Atletico Madrid made it three wins from three thanks to a double from in-form striker Diego [...]
Jose Mourinho endured his first Premier League loss since returning to Chelsea at Everton on Saturday, while Manchester City was frustrated in a draw at Stoke.
Tottenham surrendered the initiative in the race for Champions League qualification despite coming from behind twice to draw 2-2 at top-four rival Chelsea in a pulsating English Premier League match at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.
By Rob Harris
Manchester United surged 15 points clear at the Premier League summit on Saturday, capitalizing on Manchester City losing at Everton by beating Reading to close in on a 20th English league title.
By Rob Harris
Ryan Giggs marked his 999th match as a professional by scoring in another age-defying, influential display to help Manchester United go provisionally 15 points clear at the top of the English Premier League on Saturday.
By Rob Harris
Luton became the first non-league team in 24 years to beat topflight opposition in the FA Cup as Norwich crashed out in the fourth round on Saturday, while third-tier club MK Dons also claimed the scalp of Premier League struggler Queens Park Rangers.
Manchester United and Arsenal negotiated testing replays in the FA Cup to both win 1-0 and reach the fourth round on Wednesday, while Chelsea’s slim title chances in the English Premier League were dented by squandering a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at home to Southampton.
Arsenal dropped to 10th place in the Premier League after losing 2-0 to Swansea on Saturday, allowing the Welsh club to leap above Arsene Wenger’s struggling side.