Premier League: Chelsea face tough transition as new boss Maurizio Sarri looks to introduce a dash of flamboyance
Sarri’s appointment straightaway shattered a few conventions in the Blues' recruitment pattern. The Italian had no silverware to decorate his CV. His teams played an attacking and flamboyant style of football with little emphasis on caution.
Premier League: Willian commits future to Chelsea; David Luiz wants Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois to stay at club
The transfer window for incoming players to Premier League clubs closes this Thursday, but Luiz is adamant the Blues have enough quality even if Courtois and Hazard go.
Premier League: Maurizio Sarri 'very confident' Willian will remain at Chelsea but not sure about Thibaut Courtois' future
New Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri said Friday he is "very confident" Willian will stay at the club but expressed doubt over the future of goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois ahead of the Community Shield clash against Manchester City.
La Liga champions Barcelona beat AS Roma for Bordeaux winger Malcom's signature; sign Brazilian on five-year deal
Malcom had been expected to arrive in Rome on Monday night for a medical on Tuesday but had his flight cancelled by Bordeaux at the last moment.
Bordeaux have blocked the transfer of Brazilian winger Malcom to Roma after a last-minute bid for the player from Barcelona, said a source from the French club on Monday.
These are tense times at Chelsea. They find themselves at a crossroads again. The Blues have been here before and recovered, but this time, it will be a challenge even for Roman Abromich’s resilient Londoners.
Premier League: Chelsea manager Antonino Conte's ouster imminent as Maurizio Sarri awaits confirmation, claim reports
Conte's intense training methods angered senior players and he alienated the board over his disparaging treatment of Spanish striker Diego Costa and constant carping over the club's failure to replace top players with those of similar ability.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Brazil's Willian says he is looking forward to face Chelsea teammate Eden Hazard in Belgium clash
Brazil star Willian says he is looking forward to coming out on top when he faces his club colleague Eden Hazard in the World Cup quarter-final between Brazil and Belgium.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Neymar, Roberto Firmino shine as Brazil beat 'tough opponent' Mexico to enter quarter-finals
Neymar scored a stylish opener and set up substitute Roberto Firmino for a late second as Brazil cruised into the quarter-finals of the World Cup with a 2-0 win over Mexico on Monday.
After five days of football extravaganza in Russia, Argentina, Brazil, Germany and Spain together have the same number of points as Iran
FIFA World Cup 2018: Neymar-led Brazil begin quest for redemption against Switzerland; Germany face Mexico in opener
Brazil star Neymar will make his World Cup bow on Sunday as the five-time champions kick off quest for redemption while holders Germany launch their bid for back-to-back titles.
FIFA World Cup 2018: With Neymar fit and other key players showing form, Brazil are favourites to clinch title for 6th time
For the sceptics, Brazil's football may not be beautiful anymore, but looking at their squad for the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Russia, the team can certainly be termed as favourites to clinch the ultimate prize for the sixth time.
Courtois, whose contract is about to expire, was asked if Chelsea needed to bolster their squad if they were to make a title challenge next season.
FA Cup final: Eden Hazard holds the key for Chelsea as Antonio Conte's men face tough task against Manchester United
Desperate to end a dismal season on a high note, troubled Chelsea manager Antonio Conte needs Eden Hazard to ride to his rescue in Saturday's FA Cup final against Manchester United.
FIFA World Cup 2018: With Cristiano Ronaldo in the side, 'nothing is impossible' for Portugal, says Jose Mourinho
The 33-year-old Real Madrid forward, Ronaldo, played a crucial role in helping his country to Euro 2016 glory in France, and has enjoyed another impressive campaign with his Spanish club, scoring 42 goals in all competitions.
Southampton, winless since November of last year, provided futile resistance and did not even came close to thwarting Chelsea’s chances of winning a silverware this season
FA Cup: Olivier Giroud stars as Chelsea beat Southampton to set up final clash with Manchester United
Giroud has feasted on Southampton this season, scoring twice to spark Chelsea's 3-2 win last weekend and also netting a late equaliser against them for Arsenal.
Premier League: Dele Alli's brace ends Tottenham's 28-year-wait for win against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge
Defeat for the hosts all but ends Chelsea's hopes of Champions League football next season as Spurs opened up an eight-point lead over their closest challengers for fourth place.
Premier League: Against inconsistent Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur have ideal chance to end Stamford Bridge drought
Beating Chelsea in their own backyard could be the first step for Tottenham towards changing the course of history, for they might not find themselves thrust into such an opportune moment for years to come.
International friendlies: Philippe Coutinho scores as Neymar-less Brazil prepare for World Cup with win over Russia
Brazil dominated play and possession but failed to create any more serious chances before the break as Russia defended in numbers.