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Pedro, Kovacic, Kante 9/10 as Chelsea rallied to stun Spurs and give Sarri a big boost

LONDON -- Chelsea recovered from their Carabao Cup final heartache and eased the pressure on Maurizio Sarri, as a second-half strike from Pedro Rodriguez and a comical own goal by Kieran Trippier secured a 2-0 victory over bitter rivals Tottenham at Stamford Bridge.


Sarri's job was potentially on the line, as Chelsea's top-four hopes dangled by a thread heading into Wednesday night's match, but victory has provided a significant boost to both. Champions League football might yet be back...

Mateo Kovacic, Jorginho overrun in midfield as listless Chelsea dumped from the FA Cup

Paul Pogba and Ander Herrera secured Man United's place in the FA Cup quarterfinals as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side knocked out 2018 winners Chelsea.

Goals from Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba helped Manchester United avenge last season's FA Cup final defeat by dumping Chelsea out of the competition in the fifth round, winning by a score of 2-0 on another torrid night for Maurizio Sarri.


Chelsea still have the Carabao Cup final to look forward to next week ... against the Manchester City team that put six goals past them without reply a week ago.


Chelsea's defending in the middle third of the pitch was woeful, allowing...

Transfer Talk: Real Madrid want Eden Hazard and will offer Isco, Mateo Kovacic in deal

The transfer window for Europe's biggest clubs might be closed, but they are still working tirelessly behind the scenes to line up the arrival of their next star. Transfer Talk has been scouring the world's media to see who could be heading to your club when Jan. 1 arrives.

TOP STORY: Real Madrid to offer Isco, Kovacic for Hazard

It's nothing new to hear that Real Madrid want Eden Hazard. The latest rumour about how far they are willing to go to get their man comes from Onda Cero, via Metro, who...

Eden Hazard scores twice to eclipse 100 Chelsea goals, lead Blues past Watford

LONDON -- Eden Hazard broke the 100-goal barrier for Chelsea with a pair of goals as Maurizio Sarri's men solidified their grip on fourth place in the Premier League with a battling victory over a spirited Watford at Vicarage Road.


Sarri got the response he wanted from the same starting XI that suffered defeat against Leicester City, both from the beginning and once Roberto Pereyra equalised on the stroke of half-time. Eden Hazard also continued his rich recent vein of scoring, and Chelsea's...

Eden Hazard 10/10 as Chelsea thrash Cardiff to remain perfect

Chelsea maintained their 100 percent record with a 4-1 win over Cardiff City at Stamford Bridge.

An entertaining encounter was helped by Cardiff refusing to park the bus and their positivity was rewarded with them taking the lead through Sol Bamba via a well-executed set-piece. That opening goal sparked the hosts into action, who forced Neil Etheridge into two good saves in the minutes that followed. Chelsea eventually levelled on 37 minutes when Eden Hazard;s crisp low drive slipped inside...

Eden Hazard, Mateo Kovacic in line to start for Chelsea at Newcastle

LONDON -- Eden Hazard and Mateo Kovacic could make their first Chelsea starts against Newcastle on Sunday, head coach Maurizio Sarri confirmed.

Both men came off the substitutes' bench to make a decisive impact as Chelsea beat Arsenal 3-2 at Stamford Bridge last Saturday, with Hazard creating the winning goal for Marcos Alonso and Kovacic completing all of his 43 attempted passes in an energetic cameo.

Asked if Hazard will start against Newcastle, Sarri said: "I don't know. I think that Eden is...