Apart from referees, soccer's numerous supervisors, superiors, seniors and stalwarts also set standards on the field of play.
Chelsea star Frank Lampard has indicated this season may be his last for the English giants, in comments likely to fuel speculation about a possible move to China.
European champions Chelsea outclassed Mexican side Monterrey 3-1 at the Club World Cup in Japan on Thursday to set up a mouthwatering final clash with Brazilian giants Corinthians.
Fernando Torres continued his recent resurgence as Chelsea brushed aside Mexico’s Monterrey 3-1 with a confident display to reach the final of the Club World Cup in Japan on Thursday.
Chelsea's Brazilian star Oscar says the bitter memory of a shock semi-final defeat at the Club World Cup two years ago makes him even more determined the lift the trophy this year.
Spanish striker Fernando Torres says winning the Club World Cup would not make up for the disappointment of Chelsea's embarrassingly early exit from the Champions League.
Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez claims his side's confidence could not be any higher as they turn their attention to the Club World Cup in Japan.
There's nothing like a long-haul flight to concentrate the mind and reflect with cabin-pressurised clarity on what is past is done.
Fifa called it a "revolution" but without a Geoff Hurst moment, goal-line technology's grand introduction to soccer passed almost unnoticed - and with few clues of success or failure.