Chelsea

4:16 PM ET BRENTFORD, England — Time will tell whether this was the sort of fortuitous win carved out by Premier League champions or a result to mask their shortcomings, but Chelsea’s defensive record continues to be the foundation of Thomas Tuchel’s success. Brentford defied their newly-promoted status to dominate the second half of Saturday’s
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2:25 PM ET Chelsea returned to the top of the Premier League after a nervy 1-0 victory at Brentford on Saturday. Ben Chilwell‘s stunning first half strike turned out to be the winning goal as Thomas Tuchel’s side survived a late rally from the newly-promoted side. – ESPN+ guide: LaLiga, Bundesliga, MLS, FA Cup, more–
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9:59 AM ET Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel said he is unhappy at Thiago Silva‘s unavailability for Saturday’s Premier League game at Brentford and that football is being damaged as a spectacle by players being forced to play too many games. The Stamford Bridge side have significant concerns at centre-back with Antonio Rudiger sidelined due to
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11:00 AM ET Newcastle United are officially under new ownership after their protracted Saudi Arabia-backed takeover was finally approved by the Premier League on Thursday, potentially putting the club on the fast track to football’s top tier. It’s reported that the Public Investment Fund (PIF) consortium has assets totalling around £320 billion, which puts Newcastle
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11:56 AM ET Chelsea needed late strikes from Timo Werner and Ben Chilwell to secure a 3-1 win over 10-man Southampton at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Trevoh Chalobah put Chelsea ahead early on but James Ward-Prowse converted from the penalty spot in the second half before getting sent off for a reckless tackle. – Stream
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5:30 PM ET Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel has admitted his players are struggling to cope with the expectations of challenging for major honours this season. Tuchel’s side head into Saturday’s Premier League home game to Southampton having suffered back-to-back 1-0 defeats, firstly to Manchester City last weekend and then in the Champions League at
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4:52 PM ET Thomas Tuchel suffered his second successive 1-0 defeat as Juventus claimed victory over Chelsea in the Champions League on Wednesday. After Chelsea lost at home to Premier League title rivals Manchester City on Saturday, Federico Chiesa scored the only goal of the game straight after half-time to give Juve the points. Juve
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11:27 AM ET The European soccer weekend didn’t disappoint (does it ever?) with a string of notable results and eye-catching performances. Chelsea cruised to victory over Tottenham, Paris Saint-Germain needed a hero (and it wasn’t Lionel Messi) to beat Lyon, and Bayern Munich were at their ruthless best. Real Madrid (who flattered in victory) and
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1:22 PM ET Chelsea earned an impressive 3-0 win at Tottenham on Sunday thanks to second-half goals from Thiago Silva, N’Golo Kante and Antonio Rudiger. Following a tight affair in the first half, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel brought on Kante after the break, and the visitors scored three goals to seal the victory. – Stream
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7:55 AM ET Chelsea are risking losing Antonio Rudiger on a free transfer next summer as they refuse to meet his demands over a new contract, sources have told ESPN. The 28-year-old has entered the final year of his existing deal at Stamford Bridge and there has been little progress in talks over an extension
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4:51 PM ET Champions League holders Chelsea got their new campaign off to a winning start as they beat Zenit St Petersburg 1-0 at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday thanks to Romelu Lukaku‘s goal. Thomas Tuchel’s side struggled to break down the Russian champions in their first Champions League match since beating Manchester City in last
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