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Nov 3, 2015

Chelsea old boys give their verdicts on form slump

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea finished eight points clear of their nearest rivals at the top of the Premier League last season but the champions have suffered a complete collapse this term, lying sixth from bottom with 11 points from 11 matches.

Reuters has asked four Stamford Bridge stalwarts from the past two questions: What has gone so wrong this season?, and, what do Chelsea need to do to put things right?

Nov 3, 2015

Soccer-Chelsea old boys give their verdicts on form slump

LONDON, Nov 3 (Reuters) – Chelsea finished eight points clear of their nearest rivals at the top of the Premier League last season but the champions have suffered a complete collapse this term, lying sixth from bottom with 11 points from 11 matches.

Reuters has asked four Stamford Bridge stalwarts from the past two questions: What has gone so wrong this season?, and, what do Chelsea need to do to put things right?

Nov 2, 2015

No Shanghai trip for Turkish Open winner Dubuisson

LONDON (Reuters) – Turkish Airlines Open champion Victor Dubuisson is less than pleased that he will be left twiddling his thumbs when the European Tour’s money-spinning Final Series continues in China on Thursday.

The Frenchman sobbed like a child on Sunday after winning in Antalya for the second time in three years but the tears quickly turned into a frustrated sigh when he found out he was ineligible for this week’s WGC-HSBC Champions event in Shanghai.

Nov 2, 2015

Kone treble inspires Everton, Southampton win

LONDON (Reuters) – Arouna Kone grabbed a hat-trick as Everton piled on the Premier League relegation worries for Sam Allardyce’s Sunderland with a 6-2 demolition job at Goodison Park on Sunday.

In the day’s other match, Ronald Koeman’s Southampton climbed to seventh in the table after first-half goals from Steven Davis and Graziano Pelle secured a 2-0 home win over south-coast rivals Bournemouth.

Nov 1, 2015

Kone treble lifts Everton, Southampton win

LONDON (Reuters) – Arouna Kone grabbed a hat-trick as Everton piled on the Premier League relegation worries for Sam Allardyce’s Sunderland with a 6-2 demolition job at Goodison Park on Sunday.

In the day’s other match, Ronald Koeman’s Southampton climbed to seventh in the table after first-half goals from Steven Davis and Graziano Pelle secured a 2-0 home win over south-coast rivals Bournemouth.

Nov 1, 2015

Soccer-Kone treble lifts Everton, Southampton win

LONDON, Nov 1 (Reuters) – Arouna Kone grabbed a hat-trick as Everton piled on the Premier League relegation worries for Sam Allardyce’s Sunderland with a 6-2 demolition job at Goodison Park on Sunday.

In the day’s other match, Ronald Koeman’s Southampton climbed to seventh in the table after first-half goals from Steven Davis and Graziano Pelle secured a 2-0 home win over south-coast rivals Bournemouth.

Oct 27, 2015

Mourinho will be hurting, says Chelsea great Lampard

LONDON (Reuters) – Jose Mourinho will be hurting over Chelsea’s miserable start to the season but it is simply a matter of time before the team get their mojo back, according to former Stamford Bridge great Frank Lampard.

The 37-year-old, the highest scorer in Chelsea’s history with 211 goals, is now playing for New York City and was back in London on Tuesday to receive an OBE (Order of the British Empire) from Prince William at Buckingham Palace.

Oct 27, 2015

Soccer-Mourinho will be hurting, says Chelsea great Lampard

LONDON, Oct 27 (Reuters) – Jose Mourinho will be hurting over Chelsea’s miserable start to the season but it is simply a matter of time before the team get their mojo back, according to former Stamford Bridge great Frank Lampard.

The 37-year-old, the highest scorer in Chelsea’s history with 211 goals, is now playing for New York City and was back in London on Tuesday to receive an OBE (Order of the British Empire) from Prince William at Buckingham Palace.

Oct 24, 2015

Soccer-I feel for Mourinho, says Bilic after West Ham win

LONDON, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Whoever coined the phrase ‘it never rains but it pours’ has unwittingly provided a graphic illustration of the miserable start to the season that is being endured by Chelsea and Jose Mourinho.

Saturday’s 2-1 reverse at London rivals West Ham United was Chelsea’s fifth defeat in 10 Premier League games and everything that could go wrong for the champions, did go wrong.

Oct 24, 2015

I feel for Mourinho, says Bilic after West Ham win

LONDON (Reuters) – Whoever coined the phrase ‘it never rains but it pours’ has unwittingly provided a graphic illustration of the miserable start to the season that is being endured by Chelsea and Jose Mourinho.

Saturday’s 2-1 reverse at London rivals West Ham United was Chelsea’s fifth defeat in 10 Premier League games and everything that could go wrong for the champions, did go wrong.

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