John Terry

Chelsea may shuffle pack for visit to Liverpool despite John Terry's double

Chelsea's manager Rafael Benitez. Photo: Reuters

Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez has told captain John Terry that he is not guaranteed to start against Liverpool on Sunday despite him scoring twice in the 3-0 win at Fulham.

Friday, 19 April, 2013, 5:18am

Paolo Di Canio can halt Black Cats' relegation march, says John Terry

John Terry

Di Canio's arrival on Wearside as successor to the sacked Martin O'Neill triggered a storm of negative headlines about the Italian's notorious political views.

7 Apr 2013 - 4:18am

Benitez eyes run on United after humbling of Stoke

Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta and Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard react after Stoke's second own goal during their Premier League match. Photo: AFP

Rafael Benitez has called on Chelsea to assemble a winning run and prove to the doubters everything is going well at the club after his side swept past Stoke City 4-0.

14 Jan 2013 - 3:57am

Chelsea face crunch match at West Ham

Rafael Benitez

Rafael Benitez needs no reminder, but the statistics are mounting up to confirm the scale of the task confronting the interim manager as he attempts to revive Chelsea's season.

Successive scoreless draws mean Benitez joins Avram Grant as the only Blues managers to fail to win either of their first two Premier League games under Roman Abramovich.

1 Dec 2012 - 2:47am

Keeping recordings of referees is sound move

Mark Clattenburg

In the aftermath of Chelsea's quashed racism charge against referee Mark Clattenburg, there are noises being sounded out to prevent similar incidents from happening again.

30 Nov 2012 - 2:20am

Police drop Clattenburg ‘racism’ complaint

Referee Mark Clattenburg (left) was accused of calling Chelsea player John Obi Mikel a "racist" term in an October 28 match. Photo: AP

British police said on Tuesday they had no plans to continue enquiries into a complaint regarding alleged racist comments by referee Mark Clattenburg towards a Chelsea player because no victim had come forward.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Chelsea sweat on John Terry injury after Liverpool score late equaliser

John Terry grimaces in agony following a collision with Luis Suarez after the Chelsea defender had put his side 1-0 up against Liverpool, scoring his 50th goal for the club with a header from a corner. Photo: AFP

Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo was fearing the worst after John Terry sustained a knee injury during the 1-1 draw with Liverpool at Stamford Bridge.

13 Nov 2012 - 4:29am

Chelsea stars back captaincy for John Terry after win at Tottenham Hotspur

Andre Villas-Boas greets an old friend from Chelsea. Photo: EPA

Roberto Di Matteo has backed the decision of the Chelsea board to allow John Terry to retain the club captaincy despite being found guilty of using racially abusive language.

22 Oct 2012 - 3:41am

Chelsea to discipline Ashley Cole over abusive tweet

Ashley Cole applauds the crowd at the final whistle. Photo: AFP

Chelsea manager Roberto di Matteo confirmed disciplinary proceedings have been opened against Ashley Cole following the abusive comment he made about the Football Association on Twitter.

8 Oct 2012 - 2:36am

A bad week for ...

John Terry

John Terry

The Chelsea and ex-England captain received a four-match ban from the Football Association for racially abusing Queens Park Rangers' Anton Ferdinand during a match last October. Terry, 31, who can lodge an appeal, was also fined £220,000 (HK$2.75 million). He announced his retirement from international football last Sunday.


Frank Gardner

30 Sep 2012 - 4:09am

Soccer must have zero tolerance for racism

Television sports fans who switched from the Olympic Games to English Premier League soccer may ponder the contrast between the sportsmanship that typifies Olympians and the loutish antics of many footballers, and between the role models they offer young admirers. Olympic athletes take centre stage only for a short time, while the soccer league occupies it most of the year.

30 Sep 2012 - 4:09am

Football Association looks guilty of double standards in treatment of John Terry

Liverpool's Luis Suarez

The high-profile court hearing and the independent trial have come and gone and the verdicts given – but how do you find the accused, John Terry Chelsea’s controversial warrior and former England captain? Is he guilty or not guilty of racism and bringing the game into disrepute?

29 Sep 2012 - 2:57am

4-match ban and a fine for Terry

John Terry

Chelsea captain John Terry was given a four-match ban by the Football Association (FA) after being found guilty yesterday of racially abusing Queens Park Rangers' Anton Ferdinand.

An FA statement said an independent regulatory commission had issued a suspension for a period of four matches and a fine of £220,000 (HK$2.75 million) pending appeal.

28 Sep 2012 - 4:56pm

Sport Digest, September 26, 2012

Loss of defender blow to HK soccer squad

26 Sep 2012 - 2:46am

Terry quits international football ahead of FA hearing

Photo: AFP

Former England captain John Terry dramatically quit international football on Sunday, fewer than 24 hours before a Football Association hearing into allegations he racially abused Queens Park Rangers’ Anton Ferdinand.

24 Sep 2012 - 9:19am