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Terry thanks Chelsea fans

Posted Tuesday, February 09, 2010 by PA45 hits

Embattled Chelsea captain John Terry has thanked the club's fans for their support in the wake of allegations about his private life.Terry was stripped of the England captaincy by Fabio Capello as a result of his alleged affair with Vanessa Perroncel, the ex-girlfriend of former Chelsea team-mate Wayne Bridge. The 29-year-old has refused to comment on the allegations but broke his silence to spe...Full Story »

Chelsea beats Arsenal 2-0 to stay ahead of Man U

Posted Monday, February 08, 2010 by AP370 hits

LONDON (AP)—Chelsea beat Arsenal 2-0 on Sunday to stay ahead of Manchester United in the race for the Premier League title. Didier Drogba scored twice in the first 23 minutes to establish a dominance that Arsenal was unable to overturn despite an improved second-half performance. “Arsenal played well and we are happy with those two goals,” Drogba said. Victory lifted the B...Full Story »

Arsenal-Chelsea Preview

Posted Saturday, February 06, 2010 by YAHOO Sport455 hits

LONDON (SE) - Nicolas Anelka aims to end former club Arsenal’s Premier League title hopes on Sunday after revealing he wants to finish his career at Chelsea. Anelka, 30, has been linked with a return to Liverpool after negotiations over a new contract were rumoured to have stalled. The nomadic Frenchman, whose current deal expires at the end of next season, insists he has finally settled...Full Story »

Chelsea look forward after ban lifted

Posted Friday, February 05, 2010 by PA16 hits

Carlo Ancelotti will step up his pursuit of Chelsea's summer transfer targets after the club's ban on making new signings was lifted. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Thursday night found in the Barclays Premier League leaders' favour after FIFA had prohibited any transfer activity until 2011. FIFA issued the punishment after agreeing with Lens that Chelsea had induced Gael Kakuta...Full Story »

Chelsea ban lifted

Posted Friday, February 05, 2010 by PA20 hits

Chelsea's transfer embargo was lifted today after they were cleared of any wrongdoing over the transfer of Gael Kakuta.The Court of Arbitration for Sport found in Chelsea's favour after FIFA had banned them from signing any new players until 2011 as punishment for allegedly inducing Kakuta to break his contract with Lens.Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck said: "We are pleased to have come to an amicab...Full Story »

Gutsy Hull hold John Terry and Chelsea to a 1-1 draw

Posted Wednesday, February 03, 2010 by theguardian.com606 hits

Didier Drogba scored but battling Hull made their point in a 1-1 draw with Chelsea. Chelsea lead the Premier League by two points, but they no longer look in command of it. The side had won all five of their matches when Didier Drogba was absent at the Africa Cup of Nations, but his return did not extend the sequence. That was no fault of the Ivorian, who provided the equaliser at the KC Stadi...Full Story »

Goalkeeper Cech sees key week ahead for Chelsea

Posted Tuesday, February 02, 2010 by AFP23 hits

HULL, England (AFP) - Goalkeeper Petr Cech is convinced Chelsea have the perfect opportunity to establish a lead at the top of the Premier League this week that could prove highly significant come the end of the season. Carlo Ancelotti's side, which won 2-1 at Burnley on Saturday, will use the game in hand they possess over Manchester United and Arsenal at Hull City on Tuesday night. Then, on ...Full Story »

Carlo Ancelotti gives support to troubled Chelsea captain John Terry

Posted Sunday, January 31, 2010 by theguardian.com23 hits

Chelsea captain John Terry applauds the crowd after heading the winning goal against Burnley. Carlo Ancelotti has given his unequivocal backing to John Terry after the Chelsea and England captain was accused of having an extra-marital affair with the former partner of his international team-mate, Wayne Bridge. Terry, married since 2007 to Toni, whom he met growing up in Barking, was booed eve...Full Story »

Chelsea back on top with win

Posted Thursday, January 28, 2010 by PA10 hits

Chelsea climbed back on top of the Barclays Premier League with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Birmingham at Stamford Bridge.Florent Malouda opened the scoring in the fifth minute and a brace from Frank Lampard ended Birmingham's 15-match unbeaten run.The win put Chelsea one point clear of Manchester United at the top of the table. City's best chance was a shot from substitute Keith Fahey which ...Full Story »

Anelka to stay at Chelsea - Ancelotti

Posted Tuesday, January 26, 2010 by PA27 hits

Carlo Ancelotti insists in-form striker Nicolas Anelka is staying at Stamford Bridge. Ancelotti rejected suggestions that the 11-goal hitman will quit the club following speculation that talks over a new contract had stalled. The Frenchman has just 18 months left on his existing contract and Chelsea are keen to tie him down to a long-term deal. "I think that they are speaking with his agent and ...Full Story »

Johnson backs Chelsea for title

Posted Monday, January 25, 2010 by PA11 hits

Birmingham defender Roger Johnson is backing his boyhood heroes Chelsea to win the Barclays Premier League as he prepares to realise a dream by playing against them at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening. The former Cardiff player will try and pull out all the stops to help Birmingham extended their 15 game unbeaten run against Carlo Ancelotti's side. But Johnson believes Chelsea are red hot f...Full Story »

Chelsea ease through

Posted Sunday, January 24, 2010 by PA16 hits

Goals from Nicolas Anelka and Daniel Sturridge saw Chelsea safely through to the fifth round of the FA Cup following their 2-0 win over Preston at Deepdale. Anelka made the breakthrough in the 36th minute but Darren Carter should have equalised for Preston only to send his shot the wrong side of the post from close range. That proved to be the turning point with Sturridge extending Chelsea's lea...Full Story »

Chelsea ease through

Posted Saturday, January 23, 2010 by PA16 hits

Goals from Nicolas Anelka and Daniel Sturridge saw Chelsea safely through to the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 2-0 win over Preston at Deepdale. Anelka made the breakthrough in the 36th minute but Darren Carter should have equalised for Preston only to send his shot the wrong side of the post from close range. That proved to be the turning point with Sturridge extending Chelsea's lead in the ...Full Story »

Chelsea lose Essien for six weeks

Posted Saturday, January 23, 2010 by PA29 hits

Chelsea have announced that midfielder Michael Essien will be out of action for up to six weeks after returning from the African Nations Cup with a knee injury.Essien, 27, sustained the injury in training while on international duty at the tournament in Angola.The Ghana player arrived back at the club's Cobham training ground this week and Chelsea's medical staff carried out an examination of th...Full Story »

Chelsea lose Essien for six weeks

Posted Friday, January 22, 2010 by PA21 hits

Chelsea have announced that midfielder Michael Essien will be out of action for up to six weeks after returning from the African Nations Cup with a knee injury.Essien, 27, sustained the injury in training while on international duty at the tournament in Angola.The Ghana player arrived back at the club's Cobham training ground this week and Chelsea's medical staff carried out an examination of th...Full Story »

Chelsea facing £18.5m bill for former City striker Daniel Sturridge

Posted Friday, January 15, 2010 by theguardian.com25 hits

Daniel Sturridge has now played eight games since his controversial move from Manchester City last summer. Chelsea have been left to digest the cost of signing Daniel Sturridge from Manchester City last summer, and it could be as much as £18.5m over the course of the striker's four-year contract. The London club were ordered by a Premier League-convened tribunal, which was set up to solv...Full Story »

Chelsea lining up January swoop for Wolfsburg striker

Posted Sunday, January 10, 2010 by BBC.com35 hits

Carlo Ancelotti has identified Wolfsburg striker Edin Dzeko as Chelsea's first choice striker target in this transfer window. The Bosia Herzegovina striker, who has been watched by every top club in Europe, was thought to be heading to Milan. But the Italian club last night admitted a deal could be scuppered by the late interest of the Stamford Bridge club. Milan cannot meet the £36m b...Full Story »

Football transfer rumours: Vincenzo Iaquinta to Chelsea?

Posted Friday, January 08, 2010 by theguardian.com52 hits

Today's fluff can't feel its extremities Vincenzo Iaquinta feels that knee twinge. Photograph: AP Some things, of course, just have to get through. Not necessarily important things, like the post, or bread in the Mill's clinically depressed local Tesco Metro, or people who have to go to school, or fat blokes in lurid yellow coats employed to shovel snow off the pitch at major football stadiums...Full Story »

Uefa warns Chelsea and Manchester City over huge losses

Posted Thursday, January 07, 2010 by theguardian.com18 hits

Roman Abramovich, the Chelsea owner, faces a threat over the club's losses from Uefa. Photograph: PA Manchester City and Chelsea face being excluded from the Champions League unless they can work the huge losses both have announced over the past seven days down to break-even levels within four seasons. Uefa is working up formal regulations that will entrench Michel Platini's plan to ensure that...Full Story »

Watford's Jay DeMerit relishes Chelsea challenge as World Cup taster

Posted Sunday, January 03, 2010 by theguardian.com35 hits

Jay DeMerit, right, celebrates Watford's equaliser at Bristol City last Monday with his team-mate John Eustace. The American has become a key player for both club and country. Watford's captain sees the trip to Stamford Bridge as a stepping stone to facing England in the World Cup for the USA is a footballing life less ordinary. Bartender, bouncer, painter and decorator, sculptor, product desi...Full Story »

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