Scores against Southampton
Hazard scores the first goal against Southampton, capitalising on poor marking before cutting inside Steven Davis and powering a shot through the legs of keeper Fraser Forster. It is his third goal in three consecutive Premier League games for the first tim. He also provides the pass from which Costa added Chelsea’s second.
$87 million Nike deal
Chelsea sign an $87 sponsorship deal with Nike, which will begin in the summer of 2017 boosting them to second in Europe in terms of sponsorship, behind Manchester United’s £75 million ($108M) per year Adidas deal. Chelsea’s deal with Nike would be the brand’s most expensive, larger than Barcelona’s $40m year contract, which runs through 2018.
Chelsea 1-1 Schalke Fc
Chelsea draw at Stamford bridge against Schalke. They get in the lead in the 11th minute through a Chesc Fabregas goal but the visitors come back in the 62nd minute to level the game through Klass-Jan Huntelar. Mourinhocon on Diego Costa:
If he has one week to let the muscle recover he can start a game, like he did after picking up the problem with the national team. But, after playing on Saturday, three days is not enough time for him to recover … tonight he wasn’t in condition to start the game
Courtois returns after three years on loan spell at Athletico Madrid and signs a new five year contract with Chelsea. In the three years on loan he has won the La liga tittle, Copa del Rey and Europa league.
My future was already sorted but it’s nice to know I’m going to be here for another five years. Now I can concentrate on playing.
Chelsea 6-3 Everton
Chelsea lead the game in the first ten minutes through Diego Costa who scores in the first minute followed by Branslav Ivanovich in the third. Kevin Mirallas retrieves one for Everton in the 45th minute. In the second half Chelsea get an own goal from Seamus Coleman in the 67th minute. Two minutes later Stephen Naismith registers one for Everton. Nemanja Matic hits another for Chelsea in the 74th and two minutes later new signing Samuel Eto’o makes it three for his side. Within a minute Santos Ramires makes it six. Terry:
He’s literally got everything, He’s been brilliant and he’s off to a flying start. … To come here and get the win, and the manner in which we’ve done it I think was incredible.
Everton take on Chelsea at Goodison Park with an early kick-off time of 12:30 pm. The Blues already have two wins from their first two games. Everton have 49 wins over Chelsea while Chelsea have 54, both teams have drawn 47 times. Diego Costa is doubtful for the game after missing two days training. Jonathan Moss is referee. Mourinho:
We are trying everything for him to play tomorrow. He didn’t train for the last two days.
Chelsea 2-0 Leicester
Diego Costa gives his side the lead in the 63rd minute with an assist from Branislav Ivanovich.Then with a solo effort Eden Hazard seals the points with the second with 13 minutes left to the end of the game. Mourino:
We didn’t play good in the first half. Leicester came with great defensive intensity, trying to scare us in counter-attack and we were a bit slow – slow in moving the ball and slow thinking. We needed to change and we did that.
We’re disappointed. Key moments didn’t quite go our way today. I thought we played exceptionally well in the first half but it’s about taking your chances when you get them.
Remy signs for Chelsea on a four-year long contract. He completes the move at £10.5 million release. The French international plays the role of striker and has signed from QPR.
I remember the amazing atmosphere at Stamford Bridge when I played there for Marseille and I can’t wait to play for the first time in front of my new fans.
Chelsea announce the return of Drogba, who has signed a one-year contract.
It was an easy decision—I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to work with Jose again. Everyone knows the special relationship I have with this club and it has always felt like home to me.
Drogba re-signs to Chelsea on free transfer for a one-year deal. He becomes free agent after leaving Galatasaray. The Ivorian has won 10 trophies for Chelsea and his return is an emotional one. His squad number remains 15.
Everyone knows the special relationship I have with this club and it has always felt like home to me.
My desire to win is still the same and I look forward to the opportunity to help this team. I am excited for this next chapter of my career
Luis signs for Chelsea from Atletico Madrid for £20 million. The Brazilian International plays the role of defender and his squad number is 3. He signs a £78,000 a week three-year contract.
Pasalic signs to Chelsea from Hajduk Split for £2.4 million. The Croatian midfielder has represented his country in U21 competitions and has scored 11 goals in 36 appearances for his former club.
I am a central midfielder, my favourite player is Frank Lampard, and so I am very happy to be a Chelsea player.
Costa signs for the English side for £32 million from Atletico Madrid. He will play the role of striker and his squad number is 19. He signs a five-year contract with the Blues and he settles for £250,000 a week which makes him one of the highest paid in the Premier League. Mourinho:
I always thought that Diego and Cesc would bring us to the dimension we want because they are different players to what we had in the past.
Fabregas signs for the Blues from Barcelona at £30 million. The Spanish international will play in midfield as number 4. He signs a five-year deal with the club for £200,000 a week.
Firstly, I would like to thank everyone at FC Barcelona where I enjoyed three wonderful years. It was my childhood club and I will always be proud and honoured that I had a chance to play for such a great team.
Honorary Chelsea captain
Ferrell acts as honorary captain for Chelsea at the Rose Bowl. He is seen wearing the same shirt he wore on The Daily Show.
Chelsea have just reached out to me a couple of times and, I can’t say that I only follow Chelsea, I try to keep an eye on all the teams in the Premiership and I love soccer in general. I’m a big sports fan as a whole, and was a sports journalist, a very, very good sports journalist.
Spurs 2-1 Chelsea
Tottenham Hotspur overwhelm London rivals Chelsea in the first League Cup Final to be played at the new Wembley. A penalty from Dimitar Berbatov and a header in extra time by Jonathan Woodgate ensure bragging rights for Spurs. Ledley King and Robbie Keane lift the trophy for Spurs.
Chelsea 2-1 Arsenal
In the last League Cup Final to be played at the Millennium Stadium, Chelsea edge out the Gunners in a testy affair. Two goals from Drogba give Chelsea victory but the game is marred by a late brawl that results in three players being sent off. The game finally ends after 102 minutes with Arsenal’s manager Wenger ranting about the performance of the linesman.
Chelsea 3-2 Liverpool
Jose Mourinho wins his first trophy in England with a thrilling 3-2 extra time victory over League Cup specialists, Liverpool. Strikes for the Reds from Riise and Nunez are to no avail as an own goal from Gerrard is followed up by goals from Drogba and Kezman to give the Blues their third League Cup triumph.
Chelsea 2-0 Middlesbrough
Chelsea win their third League Cup (and first since 1965) with extra time goals from Sinclair & Di Matteo. Middlesbrough are the unlucky losers for the second year in a row but are consoled with promotion back to the Premier League at the end of the season.
Stoke 2-1 Chelsea
Over 35,000 Stoke fans travel to Wembley to cheer on their team against strong favourites Chelsea. The Potters end their 109 year wait for a trophy with George Eastham scoring the winner in front of a crowd of 97,852 .