Manchester City weigh up Declan Rice transfer but wary of another Harry Kane saga

Manchester City are deliberating whether or not to make a move for Declan Rice, but are wary of being dragged into another Harry Kane-style summer transfer saga. With the signing of striker Erling Haaland all-but complete, City’s other big recruitment... Read more

Chelsea set for tough summer with two new defenders and Romelu Lukaku talks needed

Just as Chelsea were up against one of their biggest rivals in the market for a world-class goalkeeper four years ago, the European champions will find that central defenders are in demand this summer. Manchester United’s new manager Erik ten... Read more

Paul Canoville backs Boehly Chelsea bid and opposes Lewis Hamilton and Serena Williams involvement

Canoville’s announcement saw him express what he liked about the bids being fronted by Boehly and Stephen Pagliuca, as well as the failed Ricketts Family offer, and he made his preference clear on who should take over the ownership of... Read more

Chelsea bidder Stephen Pagliuca mystified by ‘dirty tricks’ after claim his offer will be eliminated

The consortium fronted by Stephen Pagliuca have been left mystified by a claim they are set to be eliminated from the Chelsea bidding amid fears over a last-minute dirty tricks campaign. Sources close to Raine, the merchant bank in charge... Read more

Jorginho’s miss against West Ham is the perfect example of how not to take a penalty

Whatever the reason, there can be no debate about the quality, or lack of, in his miss. With three minutes left Chelsea were struggling to breach an obdurate David Moyes defence. Then Romelu Lukaku rolled away from Craig Dawson and... Read more

Antonio Rudiger rejected new Chelsea offer of over £200,000 a week as he targets summer move

Antonio Rudiger turned down an offer worth more than £200,000 a week to stay at Chelsea, with the defender set to leave Stamford Bridge in the summer. Telegraph Sport understands that Rudiger rejected Chelsea’s huge offer weeks before the sanctions... Read more

Thomas Tuchel blames Chelsea pitch as angry Cesar Azpilicueta confronts own fans after Arsenal defeat

Thomas Tuchel complained about the state of the Stamford Bridge pitch following Chelsea’s dramatic defeat at home to Arsenal, saying the surface is “awkward” and “difficult” for his players. Chelsea have conceded 11 goals in their last three matches at... Read more

Thomas Tuchel: Arsenal, Spurs and Man Utd had ‘huge advantage’ over Chelsea – and failed to take it

“Personally, I was not happy when Tottenham were out of the (Europa) Conference League,” said Tuchel. “Because I thought like, ‘wow, I know what Antonio Conte can do with teams when they are focussed, when he can train them physically’.... Read more

Ruben Loftus-Cheek wants to stay at Chelsea despite impending Conor Gallagher return

Ruben Loftus-Cheek is focused on prolonging his Chelsea career past this season, despite the club’s plan to bring Conor Gallagher back from his season-long loan at Crystal Palace. Loftus-Cheek scored his first Chelsea goal for almost three years to set... Read more

Romelu Lukaku has ‘six weeks to save Chelsea career’, says Joe Cole

Cole’s fellow pundit Ian Wright, the former Arsenal and England striker, agreed with Cole. “When you’re going through what Lukaku is going through, this is the type of chance you want,” said Wright. “He’s left-footed, take it with your left... Read more

Ricketts-led consortium withdraws bid to buy Chelsea

The race to own Chelsea took yet another dramatic twist on Friday when the consortium led by the American Ricketts family, owners of the Chicago Cubs baseball franchise, withdrew having been unable to reach agreement with their billionaire partners over... Read more

‘He’s not fully aware of what he can produce’: Thomas Tuchel’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek conundrum

Gallagher has been an instant success at Palace and one of the breakthrough players of the Premier League season. Loftus-Cheek also thrived at Selhurst Park when he joined in 2017, a season that propelled him into England’s 2018 World Cup... Read more

‘This is as good as it gets’: LA Dodgers model shows why Chelsea fans should be excited by Boehly bid

Ten years ago, it was Magic Johnson rather than Roman Abramovich who was running the rule over potential American investment as the ‘for sale’ signs went up at a crisis-hit superclub. The LA Lakers icon is an equally avid LA... Read more

Once a cog, now Chelsea’s driving force – Mason Mount proves his class on the biggest stage

Shortly before half-time in one of the most thrilling European ties in recent memory, Real Madrid’s David Alaba strode angrily towards Casemiro and clapped his hands towards the Brazilian’s face. The gesture was accompanied by a forceful scream and a... Read more

Thomas Tuchel accuses referee of joking with Carlo Ancelotti after Chelsea loss to Real Madrid

Thomas Tuchel accused the referee of laughing and joking with Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti at full-time of his side’s devastating defeat in the Spanish capital, with the Chelsea head coach expressing his “disappointment” with the official’s conduct. Tuchel said... Read more

How Chelsea can do the ‘almost impossible’ and knock out Real Madrid

Thomas Tuchel, the Chelsea head coach, has said his players must write a “fantastic script” if they are to make history and overturn a 3-1 first-leg deficit when they meet Real Madrid in Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final. No English side... Read more

Doubting Thomas Tuchel may still drop Timo Werner for Real Madrid clash despite two-goal salvo

There wasn’t even a smile, let alone an extravagant celebration, after Timo Werner tucked away two of Chelsea’s six goals at Southampton on Saturday. Instead, he dispensed a manly nod and a perfunctory cuddle to his rather more animated team-mates.... Read more

Paul Canoville warns Chelsea’s shortlisted bidders they must do more to tackle anti-black racism

Chelsea have undertaken a number of different anti-racism and antisemitism initiatives, and last year launched the No To Hate campaign against racism, antisemitism or any form of discrimination. In June last year, Chelsea renamed the Centenary Hall in the Shed... Read more

Chelsea demolish dismal Southampton in six-goal rout

With next season’s Champions League qualification likely but by no means assured, even with a Champions League second-leg and an FA Cup semi-final on the way, Tuchel’s space for wriggle room was almost non-existent. Moreover, Cesar Azpilicueta was absent after... Read more

Chelsea players concerned takeover paralysis will see club fall behind Manchester City and Liverpool

Chelsea players fear the current paralysis caused by the sale of the club could see them lose further ground on Manchester City and Liverpool. Telegraph Sport understands that there are concerns within the squad over the futures of players, contracts,... Read more

Chelsea bidders get extra time to submit takeover proposals as Ricketts family try to win over fans

The four parties bidding to buy Chelsea have been granted an extended deadline to submit their proposals to take control of the European champions.    American merchant bank Raine had originally asked for improved bids to be lodged by Monday but... Read more

From world’s best to waning force: What has happened to N’Golo Kante

Eleven months ago N’Golo Kante painted his masterpiece in a quarter-full Estádio do Dragão. The Champions League final against Manchester City seemed made for him, a tense battle of leftfield tactics and subtle midfield manoeuvring. He dominated that night, man... Read more

Thomas Tuchel says Chelsea ‘will get hammered’ if they repeat first leg performance at Bernabeu

Thomas Tuchel has written off Chelsea’s hopes of reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League and claimed his team will get “hammered” at the Bernabeu next week if they repeat their performance from the quarter-final first-leg defeat to Real Madrid.... Read more

Chelsea’s defensive weaknesses exposed again by Karim Benzema and Real Madrid

Tuchel must, of course, take some responsibility for the defensive downturn. One could sympathise with Azpilicueta struggling to hit his top form after being shifted to left wing-back in place of Marcos Alonso. And there was an acknowledgement from Tuchel... Read more

Thomas Tuchel calls on Chelsea fans to ‘be better’ and create special atmosphere for Real Madrid clash

Thomas Tuchel has appealed for the Chelsea fans to be “better” and make the most of the fact they are allowed into Stamford Bridge by creating a special atmosphere for the visit of Real Madrid on Wednesday night. Chelsea supporters... Read more