Chelsea

6:41 PM ET N’Golo Kante in action for Chelsea against Leicester City on Thursday. Getty Images Thomas Tuchel has compared N’Golo Kante to the game’s modern-day greats including Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, believing it is a “miracle” Chelsea are set to finish in third place having been without the midfielder so often this season. The Blues
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4:55 PM ET Marcos Alonso’s goal against Leicester all but ensures Chelsea will finish third in the Premier League this season. Getty Images Chelsea defender Marco Alonso scored a glorious equaliser to earn a 1-1 home draw with Leicester City on Thursday and effectively seal third place in the Premier League ahead of the final round
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6:22 AM ET The Premier League are set to approve the Todd Boehly-led consortium’s takeover of Chelsea — but a key stumbling block remains as talks between Roman Abramovich and the U.K. government continue, sources have told ESPN. Although the league has described the process as “ongoing,” sources suggest the bid spearheaded by Los Angeles
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4:24 PM ET Associated Press The British government has yet to approve the sale of Premier League club Chelsea to a consortium fronted by Los Angeles Dodgers part-owner Todd Boehly. Outgoing Russian owner Roman Abramovich is not allowed to profit from the proceeds of the sale since he was sanctioned and his assets were frozen
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5:47 PM ET Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel fears Mateo Kovacic will miss Saturday’s FA Cup Final against Liverpool at Wembley after suffering an ankle injury following a challenge by Daniel James, which earned the Leeds United forward a red card in the home side’s 3-0 defeat at Elland Road. Former Real Madrid midfielder Kovacic
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8:49 AM ET Connor O’Halloran Sam Kerr celebrates her second goal against Manchester United. Catherine Ivill/Getty Images Chelsea have clinched the 2021-22 Women’s Super League title after coming from behind to claim a thrilling 4-2 victory over Manchester United on Sunday. Head coach Emma Hayes’ side were just a point ahead of second-place Arsenal entering the
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11:51 AM ET Romelu Lukaku scored twice against Wolves to end his goal drought. Catherine Ivill/Getty Images Conor Coady scored a last-minute header to help Wolverhampton Wanderers to a 2-2 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Chelsea had two goals in the first half disallowed before Lukaku opened the scoring with a second-half penalty
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7:38 PM ET A consortium led by Los Angeles Dodgers part-owner Todd Boehly and backed by Clearlake Capital has won the bid to acquire Premier League club Chelsea, the team announced on Friday. The sale, which has a total value of £4.25bn ($5.25bn) is expected to complete in late May subject to all necessary regulatory
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2:13 PM ET Roman Abramovich has dismissed suggestions he is seeking any financial return from selling Chelsea. A spokesman for the Russian oligarch issued a statement through the club’s website on Thursday denying claims that he explored the possibility of seeking repayment on the £1.6 billion ($2bn) loan owed to him by the Blues as
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8:10 AM ET Chelsea are facing a race against time to sell the club after the U.K. government insisted the transaction must be completed by May 31, sources have told ESPN. New York-based merchant bank Raine Group, appointed by Chelsea to handle the process, last week confirmed a consortium led by Los Angeles Dodgers part-owner
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12:36 PM ET The consortium led by Los Angeles Dodgers part-owner Todd Boehly is in exclusive negotations to buy Premier League club Chelsea for $3 billion (£2.4bn), a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday. Boehly’s consortium was one of a number of bidders that had approached New York bank Raine with bids
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