Jose Mourinho riled his former assistant Brendan Rodgers as Chelsea successfully stifled Liverpool and scored twice against the run of play to win 2-0 on Sunday and dent the Premier League leaders’ hopes of a first title in 24 years
Chelsea’s defensive game plan worked perfectly as it held Atletico Madrid to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal on Tuesday.
The Premier League trophy could be out of reach for Manchester City after a 2-2 home draw with last-placed Sunderland on Wednesday that capped a demoralizing four days for title chasers.
Growing up, Demba Ba dreamed about scoring big goals for Paris Saint-Germain. With the team he supported as a child on the verge of reaching the Champions League semifinals for the first time in 19 years, Ba instead scored the goal that knocked them out.
Chelsea reclaimed the lead in England — at least for a day — and Atletico Madrid remained in front in Spain on Saturday. Whether they’ll end the season with the trophy is still too early to determine.
Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho called his team’s defending “a joke” after Paris Saint-Germain scored deep into injury time Wednesday to take a commanding 3-1 lead into their Champions League quarterfinal return leg next week.
About 200 supporters of Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea fought in a city center street prior to their teams’ Champions League quarterfinal match on Wednesday.
The Premier League’s most unpredictable title race produced another surprise on Saturday as Chelsea lost at Crystal Palace for the first time since 1990.
Unlike the Bundesliga, where Bayern Munich is close to wrapping up the title, the English Premier League remains anything but predictable and full of drama.
High-profile figures from English football lined up to pay tribute to Arsene Wenger on Friday as the Frenchman prepares to take charge of his 1,000th match as Arsenal manager.
Manchester City powered forward with ease into the FA Cup quarterfinals on Saturday, overcoming Premier League title rival Chelsea 2-0 to maintain its quadruple chase.
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.
With record signing Juan Mata slotting seamlessly into the team and fit-again Robin van Persie back to scoring again, a return to the good times could be just around the corner for Manchester United.