Juan Mata

Chelsea player Juan Mata urges teammates to shurg off defeats

Juan Mata

Chelsea visits second-tier Middlesbrough in the fifth round tonight, three days after a 2-0 loss at Manchester City that left them seven points adrift of the top two in the Premier League.

Wednesday, 27 February, 2013, 4:56am

Demba Ba accepts that Fernando Torres is still Chelsea's main man

Demba Ba insists his arrival at Chelsea has done nothing to affect Fernando Torres' position as the club's main striker.

Ba made the perfect start to his Blues career after his £7.5 million (HK$93.4 million) move from Newcastle United, scoring twice in the 5-1 FA Cup third-round win at Southampton as Torres remained on the bench.

9 Jan 2013 - 3:04am

Chelsea look to bounce back in the FA Cup after their loss to QPR

Rafael Benitez (left)

Rafael Benitez admits Chelsea's FA Cup third-round tie today at Southampton has taken on added significance in the wake of their shock Premier League defeat to QPR.

Benitez conceded in the wake of Wednesday's 1-0 home loss to the division's bottom club that, with the Blues now lying 14 points behind Manchester United, they require a miraculous run to win the Premier League.

5 Jan 2013 - 3:09am

Soccer Digest, December 28, 2012

Juan Mata celebrates scoring against Norwich. Photo: AFP

Chelsea coach Rafael Benitez praised Juan Mata after his winner at Norwich City took the Blues to within four points of second-placed Manchester City.

28 Dec 2012 - 2:20am

Chelsea a class above as they stroll into Club World Cup final

Chelsea's Juan Mata celebrates after scoring against Mexico's Monterrey during their Club World Cup semi-final match last night. Photo: Reuters

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.

The English Premier League club dominated large spells of the first half and had the match sewn up shortly into the second - scoring two goals within three minutes of the restart.

14 Dec 2012 - 2:11am

Chelsea back on track ahead of Club World Cup clash, Rafael Benitez says

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.

The Blues crashed out of the Uefa Champions League on Wednesday and travelled to Sunderland's Stadium of Light on Saturday on the back of their worst domestic run for 18 years.

10 Dec 2012 - 2:44am

Chelsea need win and favour from Shakhtar against Juve

Chelsea's interim head coach Rafael Benitez. Photo: AP

Chelsea's under-fire manager Rafael Benitez believes Shakhtar Donetsk can beat Juventus today and open an escape hatch for his side to reach the last 16 of the Champions League.

5 Dec 2012 - 2:16am

Di Matteo urges Chelsea to tighten after narrow win

Chelsea's John Obi Mikel challenges Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Roberto di Matteo says Chelsea must tighten up defensively after seeing his side revitalise their Champions League title defence with a last-ditch 3-2 win at home to Shakhtar Donetsk.

9 Nov 2012 - 2:40am

Manchester Utd seek Braga victory to secure Champions League progress

Rio Ferdinand

Manchester United can avenge the embarrassment of last year's Champions League group-stage exit with a victory in Braga tonight, while Barcelona can also secure their passage to the knockout stage by beating Celtic.

7 Nov 2012 - 12:13am