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May 24, 2015

Celebrating Drogba challenges ‘new Chelsea’ to emulate him

LONDON (Reuters) – The departing Didier Drogba threw down the gauntlet to the young Chelsea squad on Sunday as he led Premier League celebrations at Stamford Bridge, telling them they had to win more titles to stand comparison with the class of 2005.

Sporting the gold crown from the Premier League trophy, the 37-year-old Ivorian danced in front of a cheering crowd and his jubilant team mates after they finally got their hands on the Premier League trophy three weeks after clinching the title for the first time in five years.

May 24, 2015

Soccer-Celebrating Drogba challenges ‘new Chelsea’ to emulate him

LONDON, May 24 (Reuters) – The departing Didier Drogba threw down the gauntlet to the young Chelsea squad on Sunday as he led Premier League celebrations at Stamford Bridge, telling them they had to win more titles to stand comparison with the class of 2005.

Sporting the gold crown from the Premier League trophy, the 37-year-old Ivorian danced in front of a cheering crowd and his jubilant team mates after they finally got their hands on the Premier League trophy three weeks after clinching the title for the first time in five years.

Mar 15, 2015

Soccer-England hopefuls shine for Southampton

LONDON, March 15 (Reuters) – Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster can look forward to an England call up next week with the praise of club coach Ronald Koeman ringing in his ears after an outstanding performance in Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Chelsea.

But Forster, who saved attempts by Oscar, Eden Hazard, Cesar Azpilicueta and Loic Remy as Chelsea peppered his goal in the second half, was not the only Saints player whose showing gives them hope of a run-out against Lithuania and Italy this month.

Mar 2, 2015

Terry urges team mates to replicate success of last decade

LONDON (Reuters) – John Terry earned the 13th major winner’s medal of his 20-year Chelsea career on Sunday with a commanding defensive performance and his first Cup goal, then urged his young team mates to use the win over Tottenham as a springboard to more success.

The 34-year-old central defender lifted the League Cup — his 12th trophy as captain — after scoring just before halftime in a 2-0 Wembley win.

Mar 2, 2015

Soccer-Terry urges team mates to replicate success of last decade

LONDON, March 1 (Reuters) – John Terry earned the 13th major winner’s medal of his 20-year Chelsea career on Sunday with a commanding defensive performance and his first Cup goal, then urged his young team mates to use the win over Tottenham as a springboard to more success.

The 34-year-old central defender lifted the League Cup — his 12th trophy as captain — after scoring just before halftime in a 2-0 Wembley win.

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.