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  1. Chelsea and ailing Gunners move into the EPL spotlight

    Posted Oct 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Nick Pulford The match-of-the-weekend focus switches from Manchester to London tonight as Chelsea host Arsenal in the latest clash between teams from the Premier League's big six, although it's not quite set up in the way most people would have expected at the start of the season. The last time the two clubs met at Stamford Bridge, just over 12 months ago, Chelsea were ...

  2. Newcastle could give out-of-sorts Chelsea the Blues

    Posted Dec 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... v Chelsea and Aston Villa v Manchester United respectively. Newcastle must have more confidence for the match against Chelsea than might have been the case a few weeks ago. Not only did they draw at Manchester United last week, but they face a Chelsea side that have suffered a series of setbacks. The problems have mounted for Chelsea since the controversial 1-0 defeat at QPR, where captain John ...

  3. Liverpool must raise their game for Chelsea meeting

    Posted Nov 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... overtake them- Chelsea and Tottenham- are not in action until later on the weekend programme. Chelsea host Liverpool tomorrow in the headline clash of the weekend, although in recent years ... their departures, but one man who seems determined to effect a culture change is Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas, who was adamant he would stick to his attacking philosophy even after the 5-3 defeat ...

  4. Local favourites Chelsea thrill fans

    Posted Jul 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Kung The Hong Kong Stadium was a sea of blue flags as English Premier League giants Chelsea took on local champions Kitchee in the Barclays Asia Trophy 2011 on Wednesday. The other game involved two more Premier League sides, Aston Villa and Blackburn Rovers. Nearly 34,000 football fans packed the stadium, and there were so many Chelsea fans that the English team- ...

  5. Fans go home happy as Chelsea stage lively show

    Posted Jul 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa Kinwa.chan@scmp.com Fans were given a rare treat as they witnessed English Premier League giants Chelsea thrash Hong Kong champions Kitchee 4-0 in their Barclays Asia Trophy ... waved throughout the stands. The result was hardly important as few had expected Kitchee to overcome their opponents, but Chelsea's fast-moving, attacking soccer with repeated surges down ...

  6. Chelsea greet fans with a swift passing movement

    Posted Jul 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa Kinwa.chan@scmp.com The star-studded Chelsea team landed in Hong Kong yesterday to a rapturous reception- but headed straight off to their hotel after some nifty footwork. Last season's Premier League runners-up were greeted at the airport by a crowd of more than 200 chanting fans wearing Chelsea shirts. Captain John Terry, Fernando Torres, Frank Lampard and the rest ...

  7. First-touch Torres puts seal on Chelsea triumph

    Posted Jul 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... James Porteous james.porteous@scmp.com Fernando Torres delighted fans by scoring his first goal on Chelsea's Asian tour to seal a 2-0 victory in the Barclays Asia Trophy at a sold-out ... goalkeeper Shay Given. The Spaniard has been the focus of intense pressure from the media as he failed to find the net on Chelsea's tour of Malaysia, Thailand and Hong Kong, having scored just ...

  8. Chelsea boss expects tough villa clash

    Posted Jul 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa Kinwa.chan@scmp.com The pre-season friendly takes on a new meaning tonight when Chelsea face Aston Villa in the final of the Barclays Asia Trophy at Hong Kong Stadium. Chelsea ... and Blackburn will meet in the play-off for third place. Chelsea's new manager, Andre Villas-Boas (pictured), is expecting a full-blooded encounter with Villa as they wind up their Asia tour ...

  9. Chelsea travelling with embarrassment of riches

    Posted Jul 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.wa@scmp.com Two-time African Footballer of the Year Didier Drogba and GBP50 million (HK$628 million) January signing Fernando Torres will spearhead a powerful Chelsea ... club title when he was in charge of Porto last season and his GBP13.3 million move to Chelsea last month is the most expensive managerial transfer. 'The tournament was a huge success ...

  10. Ancelotti, Chelsea's Mr Cool, rides out another storm

    Posted May 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... during a turbulent season at Chelsea harks back to his early coaching career in Serie A. In 1999 when he was appointed as manager of Juventus, he arrived at the Stadio delle Alpi in Turin ... the poker-faced Ancelotti deadpanned: 'The lack of respect was intolerable. How can you talk about a pig like that?' At Chelsea, Ancelotti has diffused potentially explosive situations ...




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