Reuters Soccer Blog

If not a salary cap, then what’s the solution?

May 7, 2008

Grant celebrates as Ferguson looks on

Kevin Keegan thinks the Premier League is getting boring — see our latest Vlog on the Pitch — but, not for the first time, Sir Alex Ferguson sees things a bit differently.

Time for UEFA to rethink Champions League finals

May 2, 2008

Luzhniki Stadium

With Manchester United and Chelsea fans scrambling frantically for match tickets, flights, hotel rooms and visas for the Champions League final in Moscow, should UEFA now rethink the way it awards its showpiece event?      

Vlog on the pitch – Drogba gets the last laugh with Benitez

May 1, 2008

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez said Didier Drogba was a diver ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final, but the Ivorian had the last laugh with two goals in Chelsea’s victory.

Has Grant finally been accepted at Chelsea?

May 1, 2008

Grant shows some emotion

He has achieved something no other Chelsea manager has by taking the club to a Champions League final, but there is still speculation Avram Grant will be axed at the end of the season.

Third time lucky for Chelsea

April 30, 2008

On a soggy night at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea finally prevailed against Liverpool in a Champions League semi-final after failures in 2005 and 2007.

Let’s be Frank about Lampard

April 28, 2008

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has returned to training following the death of his mother last week but, even if he wants to, should he play in Wednesday’s Champions League game against Liverpool?  

Vlog on the pitch – Will Fergie regret benching player of the season Ronaldo?

April 28, 2008

Alex Ferguson left PFA player of the season Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench for the start of Manchester United’s 2-1 defeat at title rivals Chelsea at the weekend. The Scot was thinking about the Champions League game with Barcelona, but will he live to regret that decision?

Chelsea 2 Manchester Utd 1 – your views

April 26, 2008

A Ballack double, a late disputed penalty, other penalties not given, a calamitous Carvalho error, Rooney and Vidic injured, Ronaldo left on the bench, Drogba arguing with team mates, two late Chelsea clearances off the line, United players in a spat with the ground staff well after full time…

Riise offers Grant a short reprieve from the media’s glare

April 23, 2008

Chelsea’s 1-1 Champions League draw at Liverpool on Tuesday was all about Avram Grant getting a reprieve from the hacks who only days earlier said his time under Roman Abramovich was almost up.

Most important own goal ever?

April 23, 2008

How did he manage that?

John Arne Riise’s astonishing own goal seems to have given Chelsea the edge in the first Champions League semi-final.