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Mou considers he has earned a special place in the team's history. He flew to Portugal to be with his father during surgery after Sunday's game.
Jose Mourinho went against his own principles to guide Chelsea to its fifth Premier League title. Returning to a place where he had found success ten years ago was something that went against what he was thought back in Portugal. Less than 24 hours after beating Crystal Palace 1-0, he believes the risk was well worth it.
"In my country, Portugal, we say don't go back to where you were happy... Read the rest of the article »
All hail the Blues! Jose Mourinho's men are officially the 2014/15 English Premier League title champions.
The race is all over. Manchester City have been dethroned ahead of their game away to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday afternoon. The hosts were expected to wrap up the EPL trophy at Stamford Bridge and they did just that. The home crowd had to wait until the last moments of the first period to celebrate the first goal of the game.
Eden Hazard opened the scoring from the spot after being brought... Read the rest of the article »
It's been close to 40 years since the shot was created. Players like Zidane and Ronaldo have given it a try.
Antonin Panenka knows many have tried to emulate what he did in the 1976 European Championship final from the spot. For the creator of such gutsy shot, none of the attempts have been better than Lionel Messi’s against Getafe.
Zinedine Zidane is widely remembered for trying it in the 2006 World Cup Final against Italy. The shot went in but Panenka was not impressed. Francesco Totti... Read the rest of the article »
Three days, four matches, countless Premier League soccer excitement on NBC Universo this weekend.
With only four weeks remaining in the Premier League season, it is anyone’s guess which one of the five clubs, currently ranked among the league leaders, will be sitting atop the table with first place Chelsea; and which of the those clubs will be on the outside looking in. NBC UNIVERSO, the modern general entertainment cable channel for Latinos, this weekend will bring you the drama of Premier... Read the rest of the article »
The Portuguese coach believes almost all of his Premier League colleagues would consider his side a fair winner of the English top flight after leading the league all-year round.
Prior to playing their game in hand against Leicester City, Jose Mourinho referred to his team's chances of winning the Premier League, since they have to win two more games out of the five they have remaining. The Special One believes that almost all of his colleagues in the Premier League would have to recognize his team would be a fair winner of this year's title, since they have been able to keep... Read the rest of the article »
The German midfielder ends his contract with Borussia Dortmund next year and has refused to sign an extension with the yellow-and-black.
Manchester United's coach Louis Van Gaal intends to make his team unstoppable, even if he has to spend enormous amounts of money to do so. The Dutch manager has eyed the possible replacement for English International Michael Carrick in United's midfield, with the Red Devils presenting a bid for German Ilkay Gundogan, who was also targetted before this season started.
According to sources, Gundogan... Read the rest of the article »
After their 1-0 win at home over Manchester United, the Blues took one step closer to lifting the league crown.
English Premier League leaders Chelsea "are almost" champions, having beaten rivals Manchester United at Stamford Bridge. This is according to Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho, who guided his side to a ten-point lead over second-placed Arsenal.
A 38th minute strike from Eden Hazard was enough to seal victory over the Red Devils. With only six games remaining, the Blues could wrap up... Read the rest of the article »
Hazard's goal during the first half was enough for The Blues to beat Manchester United, giving them a ten-point lead over Arsenal.
Jose Mourinho's Blues made the most out of their game against Manchester United, and their options to win their fifth Premier League title are better than ever. Eden Hazard's first half goal was too much to overcome for the Red Devils, a team that saw their unbeaten streak ending at Stamford Bridge. With this win, Chelsea has a ten-point advantage over second place Arsenal prior to their meeting next... Read the rest of the article »
As the race for a UCL spot heads towards its conclusion, it won't be just Chelsea and Manchester United focused on the results of Saturday's huge clash.
Five weeks. That is the time remaining between today and the final matchday of the 2014/2015 English Premier League. Between now and then, there are only seven - or in the case of league leaders Chelsea and relegation candidates Leicester City, eight - matches remaining. A total of 21 points can be earned for 18 out of the 20 teams.
As such, this is obviously a crucial number on the minds of... Read the rest of the article »
The Belgian midfielder has played every game this season. Chelsea is currently seven points clear of Arsenal in the title race.
If it was up to Chelsea's Oscar to chose who the best player in the Premier League is and who should win the EPL Player of the Year Award, it would be his teammate Eden Hazard. His consistency makes him outshine other big players in the league.
Hazard has been very important in Chelsea’s performance this season. He has in all 31 games this season. While Diego Costa is the team’s... Read the rest of the article »
NBC UNIVERSO to debut three Premier League Soccer Shows designed to bring fans closer to the Game
Coverage of the 2014/2015 season of the Premier League continues this weekend on NBC UNIVERSO, the modern general entertainment cable channel for Latinos, when Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea – all currently sitting atop of the table, take on their respective opponents who are looking to play the role of spoilers. On Sat., Apr. 11, Tottenham takes on Aston Villa at 9:55 a.m. ET / 6:55 a.m. PT... Read the rest of the article »
With the EPL title on the verge of being won by Chelsea, there are six more teams looking for a Champions League spot in the English top flight. Which clubs will end up among the top four?
The English Premier League enters its final months, and there are at least seven teams fighting for the top-four spots, which give access to the UEFA Champions League next season. With Chelsea's elevated chances of winning another championship under Jose Mourinho, Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Tottenham and even Southampton will make the top-four race one of the most... Read the rest of the article »
With the title all but in their hands, the Blues’ Portuguese boss has called for his players to “get the wins needed to be champions”.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho admits his side are facing the moment of truth in the English Premier League following Manchester City’s stumble in the title race.
The Citizens, tipped as the only side able to challenge the Blues’ title push, succumbed to a shock 2-1 lossto Crystal Palace, dropping to fourth in the standings, behind Manchester United and Arsenal.
The west... Read the rest of the article »
Wenger will be hoping the German playmaker is on song as the Gunners prepare to welcome the Reds to the Emirates, on Saturday.
Arsenal will welcome English Premier League rivals Liverpool to the Emirates as the race for a top-four finish tightens. A look at the standings clearly points to the fact that Saturday's early kick-off will heavily impact each team's hopes of securing European football.
Three teams are in the running for the two last Champions League spot. The Gunners are currently in the driving seat... Read the rest of the article »
NBC UNIVERSO, the modern general entertainment cable channel for Latinos, will air four top-tier 2014/2015 Premier League matchups this weekend.
Beginning on Sat., Apr. 4, viewers will be treated to triple-header action when Arsenal takes on Liverpool at 7:40 a.m. ET / 4:40 a.m. PT. That matchup will be followed by the Manchester United vs. Aston Villa contest at 9:55 a.m. ET / 6:55 a.m., and the Chelsea vs. Stoke City meeting at 12:25 p.m. ET / 9:25 a.m. PT. The action continues on Sun., Apr. 5, when Burnley faces-off against Tottenham starting... Read the rest of the article »
Third-place Arsenal vs fifth-place Liverpool kicks off NBC Sports Group's weekend Premier League action this Saturday at 7:45am ET on NBCSN.
Fourth-Place Manchester United v. Aston Villa Saturday at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN; First-Place Chelsea v. Stoke City Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC; All Matches Available on NBC Sports Live Extra; Road Trip: NBC Sports Group’s Entire Premier League Coverage to Originate From the U.K. on April 11-13
Third-place Arsenal host fifth-place Liverpool this Saturday, April 4, at 7:45 a.m. ET on... Read the rest of the article »
The former Chelsea player has also been sought out by Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain after his superb performances this season.
Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne is set to return to the Premier League next year. Sources indicate that Manchester City's director of football, Txiki Begiristain, held a couple of meetings with the player's agent in order to determine the amount of money needed to get the former Chelsea man dressed as a Citizen.
De Bruyne's form with Wolfsburg has raised several questions regarding... Read the rest of the article »
Rebecca Lowe, Kyle Martino, Robbie Earle & Robbie Mustoe Travel to England for Full Weekend of Unprecedented On-Site Premier League Coverage
For the first time since NBC Sports Group kicked off its Premier League coverage in August 2013, the entire Premier League team will work together on-location in the United Kingdom on April 11-13. Host Rebecca Lowe and analysts Robbie Earle, Kyle Martino and Robbie Mustoe will join NBC’s UK-based team of Arlo White, Lee Dixon, Graeme Le Saux and Steve Bower for more than 18 hours of live on-site... Read the rest of the article »
The former Chelsea player has been one of the stars in this Bundesliga season, raising interest among some of the top teams in Europe.
After just one year of leaving Chelsea, Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne could be making a comeback to the English Premier League, with the current Vfl Wolfsburg star set to join Manchester City.
De Bruyne's form during his stint with the green and white outfit this season has been rather surprising, considering he left Chelsea with not so kind words by former coach Jose Mourinho. De Bruyne... Read the rest of the article »
He included nine players from La Liga and two players from the Bundesliga. The 31-year-old midfielder has experience in seven different leagues.
If Yaya Toure could assemble his very own team, he would not include any of his Manchester City teammates, let alone, not anyone playing in the Premier League. Players in La Liga dominate the 31-year-old player’s dream team.
Most of his favorite players come from either his former team (Barcelona) or their archrivals Real Madrid and just two other players from separate teams.... Read the rest of the article »