MANCHESTER, England (AP) — David De Gea made his latest mistake to cost Manchester United more points in its 1-1 draw against Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Cardiff manager Neil Warnock stood in the center circle, hands on hips, silently staring toward the referee and his assistants after an officiating mistake helped Chelsea to...
Chelsea frustrated by Everton in 0-0 draw in Premier League
LONDON (AP) — Chelsea failed to score in a match at Stamford Bridge for the first time this season as Everton held on for a 0-0 draw in the Premier League on Sunday.
Marcos Alonso struck the post and a slew of saves from Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford also frustrated Chelsea, which came into the game with the second-most goals in the league under attack-minded coach Mauricio Sarri.
Chelsea dropped to third place and two points behind Liverpool after 12 games, but remained unbeaten.
The year of the fullback? It’s looking that way in the EPL
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — It has often been viewed as the least glamorous position in soccer, a role no kid wanted to have on the school field and one that was long overlooked even in the professional game.
The fullback, however, has had a makeover in recent years and nowhere is the position's resurgence better demonstrated than in the English Premier League this season.
Chelsea beats Bournemouth 2-0 after late Pedro, Hazard goals
LONDON (AP) — Pedro Rodriguez and Eden Hazard scored late goals as Chelsea beat Bournemouth 2-0 in the Premier League on Saturday to clinch a fourth straight victory to open the season.
Maurizio Sarri's team was being frustrated by Bournemouth's defensive set-up when Pedro exchanged passes with Olivier Giroud — both of them second-half substitutes — and shot into the bottom corner from just inside the area in the 72nd minute.
Yedlin own-goal gifts Chelsea 2-1 win over Newcastle in EPL
NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — American defender DeAndre Yedlin put his hands to his head and buried his face in the turf after scoring an 88th-minute own-goal to hand Chelsea a 2-1 win over Newcastle in the Premier League on Sunday.
Chelsea beats Arsenal 3-2 for 2nd straight win in EPL
LONDON (AP) — Eden Hazard came off the bench to set up a late winning goal by Marcos Alonso as Chelsea beat Arsenal 3-2 in a frenetic London derby on Saturday for its second straight win in the Premier League.
It is the first time Arsenal has opened a Premier League season with back-to-back losses.
Coming off a 3-0 victory at Huddersfield last weekend, Chelsea started rampantly and scored through Spaniards Pedro Rodriguez and Alvaro Morata in the opening 20 minutes.
Chelsea tops Arsenal in EPL thriller, Kane ends August curse
Chelsea and Arsenal served up a feast of goals in a thrilling London derby in the Premier League.
Across the capital, Harry Kane was happy with just the one goal to end his August hoodoo in England's top division.
Chelsea scored twice in the opening 20 minutes, conceded twice before halftime and had a late winner through Marcos Alonso in a 3-2 victory over Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
MOSCOW (AP) — A look at the matchups in Sunday's World Cup final between France and Croatia:
LONDON (AP) — Huddersfield secured a second season in the Premier League by drawing 1-1 at Chelsea in their penultimate game of the season on Wednesday.
Laurent Depoitre sent Huddersfield into the lead five minutes into the second half and goalkeeper Jonas Lossl made vital saves to secure the point after Marcos Alonso fortuitously leveled for Chelsea.
With Newcastle and Brighton already safe, all three promoted teams have avoided relegation this season.
LONDON (AP) — Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso will serve a three-match ban for a challenge on Shane Long that was missed by officials during Saturday's win at Southampton.
The left wingback stood on the back of Long's leg during the Premier League game.
The Football Association says Alonso was found guilty of violent conduct at a regulatory commission hearing.
LONDON (AP) — Five players who helped Manchester City become English champions for the third time in seven years have been included in the Premier League's team of the season.
Sergio Aguero, Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva, Kyle Walker and Nicolas Otamendi were picked in the team, which is selected by fellow players in the Professional Footballers' Association.
City clinched the title with a record-equaling five games remaining.
Chelsea wing back Alonso charged with violent conduct
LONDON (AP) — Chelsea wing back Marcos Alonso could miss the FA Cup semifinals after being charged with violent conduct following a challenge on Southampton striker Shane Long in a Premier League game.
The incident in the first half of Saturday's match at St. Mary's was not seen by the referee but was caught on video and Alonso has been charged retrospectively.
Giroud leads Chelsea fightback in 3-2 win at Southampton
SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Chelsea scored three goals in eight minutes, including two from substitute Olivier Giroud, in a stirring second-half comeback from 2-0 down to beat relegation-threatened Southampton 3-2 in the English Premier League on Saturday.
The victory kept alive fifth-place Chelsea's slim hopes of qualifying for next season's Champions League, with seven points now separating Chelsea from Tottenham and Liverpool above them.
MADRID (AP) — Lionel Messi may have gained an important ally at Barcelona.
Ousmane Dembele, who arrived at the beginning of the season under high expectations as Neymar's replacement, is finally starting to show his worth, becoming an important piece for the Messi-led Barcelona attack.
Chelsea signs Palmieri from Roma as back-up to Alonso
LONDON (AP) — Chelsea finally signed a back-up for Marcos Alonso at left wing back by bringing in Emerson Palmieri from Roma on the next-to-last day of the January transfer window.
Palmieri, a former Brazil Under-17 international who has since switched his international allegiance to Italy, has been restricted to just two appearances in all competitions this season following a serious knee injury.
Arsenal beats Chelsea 2-1 to seal League Cup final with City
LONDON (AP) — Two fortuitous goals helped Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 on Wednesday and seal a League Cup final meeting with Manchester City, providing a glimmer of joy in a gloomy domestic campaign.
Both Arsenal goals received a helping hand from Chelsea defender Antonio Ruediger as the semifinal meeting of London rivals came to life after a sterile, scoreless first leg two weeks ago.
Spaniards lead Chelsea to 2-0 win over Brighton in EPL
LONDON (AP) — Alvaro Morata scored on his return from suspension as Chelsea eased past Brighton 2-0 in the English Premier League on Tuesday.
Chelsea's Spanish contingent was largely responsible for the victory. Morata headed in shortly after the break, and Marcos Alonso sealed the victory.
Alonso gives champion Chelsea 1-0 win over Southampton
LONDON (AP) — Marcos Alonso's pinpoint free-kick gave Chelsea a 1-0 victory over Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday.
The Spanish full-back curled a stunning 30-yard (meter) effort past goalkeeper Fraser Forster and into the net in first-half stoppage time.
The champions could have added to their tally but Pedro Rodriguez hit a post and Eden Hazard had a goal disallowed for offside.
Hazard lights up Chelsea’s 3-1 win over Newcastle in EPL
LONDON (AP) — Eden Hazard scored twice in a virtuoso performance to inspire Chelsea's 3-1 win over Newcastle in the Premier League on Saturday.
His second goal — a "panenka" penalty in the 74th minute — exemplified a display in which he tormented Newcastle's defense and had Stamford Bridge in raptures at times.
Chelsea crushes West Brom 4-0 to put Pulis job in doubt
WEST BROMWICH, England (AP) — Chelsea crushed West Bromwich Albion 4-0 in the English Premier League on Saturday to put Baggies boss Tony Pulis' position under ever more threat.
It was the joint-heaviest defeat of Pulis' three-year reign at The Hawthorns.
A brace from Eden Hazard, along with goals from Alvaro Morata and Marcos Alonso, saw the Blues coast to their fourth successive league win and go to second.
Batshuayi scores late winner as Chelsea beats Atletico 2-1
MADRID (AP) — Substitute Michy Batshuayi scored with the last kick of the game to give Chelsea a well-deserved 2-1 comeback win against Atletico Madrid in the Spanish club's Champions League debut at its new stadium Wednesday.
Batshuayi scored from close range in the fourth and final minute of stoppage time after a cross from the right by Marcos Alonso, stunning the Atletico crowd at the new Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.
More Wembley woes for Spurs, Chelsea reignites title defense
LONDON (AP) — Tottenham banners lined the walkways leading to Wembley. The stadium was rebranded inside in the club's colors. Even drumming was amplified over the speaker system to whip up the atmosphere against Chelsea.
Chelsea title defense back on track; Huddersfield wins again
LONDON (AP) — Any doubts Antonio Conte had about his Chelsea players were dispelled with a victory over Tottenham that lifted the gloom surrounding the champions.
With a 2-1 victory on Sunday secured through Marcos Alonso's double, the Premier League champions are finally up and running after a tough couple of weeks.
Chelsea could own the EPL title on Friday
LONDON (AP) — Chelsea was one more win away from taking the English Premier League title after beating Middlesbrough 3-0 on Monday.
The Blues have the chance to claim their second league title in three seasons when they face West Brom on Friday. They moved seven points clear of second-placed Tottenham, and all but consigned Middlesbrough to relegation.
Goals came from Diego Costa, Marcos Alonso, and Nemanja Matic in an attack masterfully orchestrated by Cesc Fabregas at Stamford Bridge.
Mesmerizing Hazard solo goal as Chelsea beats Arsenal 3-1
LONDON (AP) — Fusing strength, aggression and pace, Eden Hazard received the ball inside Chelsea's own half and just kept on running, fending off every frail barrier of Arsenal's resistance.
Laurent Koscielny was the first opponent brushed aside and Francis Coquelin was left spinning, trying forlornly to put in a tackle before slipping to the turf.
Costa no loss for Chelsea as EPL leader beats Leicester 3-0
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Chelsea easily coped without top-scorer Diego Costa, sweeping aside fading champion Leicester 3-0 to go seven points clear in the English Premier League on Saturday.
Marcos Alonso scored twice and Pedro Rodriguez headed in the third as Chelsea put its title bid back on track after a 13-match winning run ended at Tottenham in the previous game.