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Feb 26, 2015

Combative Costa may be more careful but won’t change his game

LONDON (Reuters) – Controversial Chelsea striker Diego Costa has no plans to modify his robust style of play though he concedes he may need to be more careful in future to avoid another ban.

The Brazil-born Spain international returned from a three-match suspension for stamping on Liverpool’s Emre Can last week, a penalty imposed on video evidence after a media outcry.

Feb 26, 2015

Soccer-Combative Costa may be more careful but won’t change his game

LONDON, Feb 26 (Reuters) – Controversial Chelsea striker Diego Costa has no plans to modify his robust style of play though he concedes he may need to be more careful in future to avoid another ban.

The Brazil-born Spain international returned from a three-match suspension for stamping on Liverpool’s Emre Can last week, a penalty imposed on video evidence after a media outcry.

Feb 25, 2015

Courtois has the cups but no shootout credentials

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois has an enviable goalkeeping record, having won a trophy in every year he has played at senior level.

But he has never faced a competitive penalty shootout and, with his side evenly matched against London rivals Tottenham Hotspur, Sunday’s League Cup final could be the big occasion to break his duck.

Feb 25, 2015

Soccer-Courtois has the cups but no shootout credentials

LONDON, Feb 25 (Reuters) – Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois has an enviable goalkeeping record, having won a trophy in every year he has played at senior level.

But he has never faced a competitive penalty shootout and, with his side evenly matched against London rivals Tottenham Hotspur, Sunday’s League Cup final could be the big occasion to break his duck.

Feb 21, 2015

Mourinho urges referees to protect Chelsea winger Hazard

LONDON (Reuters) – Eden Hazard has asked Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho to find him shin pads that also protect the back of his legs after suffering a record number of fouls in the Premier League and European competition this season.

Mourinho, who urged referees to offer the tricky Belgium forward more protection, said Hazard suffered from dangerous fouls and from sneaky, tactical challenges to prevent him racing away from defenders on the counter-attack.

Feb 21, 2015

Soccer-Mourinho urges referees to protect Chelsea winger Hazard

LONDON, Feb 21 (Reuters) – Eden Hazard has asked Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho to find him shin pads that also protect the back of his legs after suffering a record number of fouls in the Premier League and European competition this season.

Mourinho, who urged referees to offer the tricky Belgium forward more protection, said Hazard suffered from dangerous fouls and from sneaky, tactical challenges to prevent him racing away from defenders on the counter-attack.

Feb 20, 2015

Captain Terry on verge of new Chelsea contract, Mourinho says

COBHAM, England (Reuters) – Chelsea captain John Terry has won the right to stay another year at the Premier League leaders and is on the verge of signing a contract, manager Jose Mourinho said on Friday.

The Portuguese coach said the 34-year-old Terry, who joined Chelsea 20 years ago as a schoolboy, had accepted the club’s rule that over-30s will be offered only yearly contracts.

Feb 20, 2015

Soccer-Captain Terry on verge of new Chelsea contract, Mourinho says

COBHAM, England, Feb 20 (Reuters) – Chelsea captain John Terry has won the right to stay another year at the Premier League leaders and is on the verge of signing a contract, manager Jose Mourinho said on Friday.

The Portuguese coach said the 34-year-old Terry, who joined Chelsea 20 years ago as a schoolboy, had accepted the club’s rule that over-30s will be offered only yearly contracts.

Feb 20, 2015

Mourinho ‘ashamed’ by racist Chelsea fans

COBHAM, England (Reuters) – Jose Mourinho felt ashamed by racist fans who pushed a black passenger off a metro train in Paris and he hopes the victim will accept an invitation to watch a game at Stamford Bridge to prove such behaviour was not a reflection of the real Chelsea.

The man, named only as Souleymane, complained to police about the incident at Richelieu-Drouot metro station before the Champions League game between Paris St Germain and Chelsea on Tuesday.

Feb 20, 2015

Soccer-Mourinho ‘ashamed’ by racist Chelsea fans

COBHAM, England, Feb 20 (Reuters) – Jose Mourinho felt ashamed by racist fans who pushed a black passenger off a metro train in Paris and he hopes the victim will accept an invitation to watch a game at Stamford Bridge to prove such behaviour was not a reflection of the real Chelsea.

The man, named only as Souleymane, complained to police about the incident at Richelieu-Drouot metro station before the Champions League game between Paris St Germain and Chelsea on Tuesday.