14
Apr

Ask Jose! Mourinho on attacking players, Premier League and more

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The road to the UEFA Champions League final is down to just four teams, with one of those clubs Chelsea FC from the Barclays Premier League.

Chelsea is set to play Atletico Madrid in the semifinals, but before then club manager Jose Mourinho sat down for a fan Q&A session with Chelsea Magazine. Chelsea FC granted FOX Sports early access before the magazine launched on Monday.

Here are Mourinho’s thoughts on defensive strategy, versatile players on the pitch, and Premier League play versus La Liga, and much more:

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10
Apr

In the family: Best of the best soccer siblings for National Siblings Day

In honor of National Siblings Day, we’re bringing you some of the best sibling action you’ll see on the soccer pitch:

Kristie and Samantha Mewis (USA)

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These sisters have dreamed of playing soccer together for the US women’s national team since they were little girls. During the 2014 Algarve Cup, that dream became a reality:

Gonzalo and Federico Higuain (Argentina)

Gonzalo is clearly the more well-known Higuain, but older brother Federico has also had a decent career in soccer. He currently plays for the Columbus Crew, and scores really pretty goals, like this one:

Eden and Thorgan Hazard (Belgium)

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The Hazard brothers in training for Belgium. (Image: Twitter)

Big brother Eden may be stealing the headlines now, but 21-year-old Thorgan isn’t far behind. While on-loan from Chelsea in the Jupiler League, the striker has been tearing it up — he even won the Golden Shoe for the 2013 season. It won’t be long until we see both brothers on the pitch for the Blues.

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4
Apr

Chelsea players have favorite moments immortalized in sculptures

Last season’s tease and reveal of Chelsea’s new kits was one that adidas would have a hard time topping, but it looks like they’ve done it.

In a video voiced by Jose Mourinho, Chelsea stars recreate their favorite moments as a Blue and have that moment immortalized by incredible sculptures. The process and end result are both rather stunning.

And the new kits aren’t bad, either.

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Images via Chelsea FC

12
Feb

Max factor! Arsenal, Juventus in battle for Wolfsburg star

The papers will not rest until Arsenal have been linked with every player on the planet and matters haven’t been helped by their shock capitulation against Liverpool. The latest name on the list is Wolfsburg’s attacking midfielder Maximilian Arnold, who is also reportedly a target for Juventus.

We’ve also got the latest on Eden Hazard, Arturo Vidal and Romelu Lukaku, so get clicking to check out the best gossip around.

4
Jan

Bayern striker Mandzukic on Arsenal’s radar

Nicklas Bendtner’s injury has thrown further into sharp focus Arsenal’s lack of depth in the striker department, so much so that the Gunners have been linked with three forwards in this morning’s UK press. Speculation has surrounded Diego Costa and Alvaro Morata before, but a new name is on the list - Bayern Munich’s Mario Mandzukic.

We’ve also got a very interesting rumor on Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard, so just click here to read all about it.

9
Nov

Mourinho defends Chelsea’s gift penalty vs. West Brom

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West Brom were robbed of their first win at Stamford Bridge in 35 years on a controversial late penalty call Saturday.

In the fourth minute of stoppage time, Ramires went down in the box after bumping into Baggies defender Steven Reid. There was contact, but quite clearly no foul. It actually seems like Ramires started to fall before making any contact with Reid. Referee Andre Marriner took a few seconds before pointing to the spot, Eden Hazard stepped up, and coolly slotted home to tie the game, 2-2.

A gift, everyone would agree. Except Jose Mourinho, of course.

"Yes, I think it was a penalty. I watched it from different angles. I’m sure it was a penalty," said Mourinho, who on the late goal remained unbeaten at home as Chelsea manager.

Hate him or love him, you’ve got to admire “The Special One” for his guts, to say outrageous things like this. Even better, Mourinho then began complaining about the officials, suggesting that Chelsea were actually the ones wronged!

Mourinho said Marriner had “a very unhappy game” and that “[West Brom’s] second goal was a big mistake by the ref” He claimed Chelsea should have gotten a free kick before the second goal, and that the Blues should never have been down.

Mourinho trying to spin another story? That’s so unlike him!

30
Jun

The 60 most valuable footballers

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Ever wondered who the most valuable footballers in Europe are at this minute? What about the 60 most valuable footballers? Well, you’re in luck.

The International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) has put the most-coveted soccer players into a nifty little table. The ranking is sorted by predicting the price range of the respective player. For example, the list has Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at the top, with his price tag ranked at around £200m.

The CIES Football Observatory has certainly been hard-pressed to produce this, and with the transfer market officially opening tomorrow, it’s a nice little taster for what’s to come.

What do you think of the list? Barca, United and Real Madrid are all tied on seven players a piece, but there’s no Neymar to be seen. Predictable names such as Gareth Bale and Edinson Cavani feature heavily.

10
Mar

United, Chelsea deliver the goals in entertaining draw

Sunday’s FA Cup quarterfinal between Manchester United and Chelsea was one of the highest quality, and we think we speak for all neutral fans that a replay next week sounds like a wonderful idea!

We thought we found our Goal of the Month nominee today with this entry from Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez, who gave Manchester United an early lead with a header from an impossible angle….

…but then Wayne Rooney had to be all like “You think that’s good?” and responded with a Goal of the Month nominee of his own, just 6 minutes later! United looked in the clear…

…until the second half, when Eden Hazard got Chelsea started on the comeback with this fantastic curler from outside the box!

Which goal was your favorite? Remember you can submit your favorites each month on twitter using #GOMonFOX.

21
Feb

Chelsea survives Sparta Prague scare

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Eden Hazard climbed off the bench to notch a last-gasp goal to fire Chelsea into the last 16 of the Europa League at the expense of Sparta Prague with a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge.

Just nine months on from winning the Champions League, the west Londoners only just managed to overcome the side third in the Czech top flight at Stamford Bridge.

Video: Chelsea v Sparta Prague UEFA Europa League Highlights 02/21/13 Read more here.