Premier League leaders Chelsea‘s title hopes took a major blow this afternoon courtesy of a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Aston Villa. Fabian Delph scored the only goal of the game with just eight minutes to play to hand Villa a valuable victory. This defeat leaves Chelsea, who had two players sent off and manager Jose Mourinho sent to the stands,  just six points clear at the top having played three games more than second-placed Manchester City. Aston Villa almost took the lead in spectacular fashion with just six minutes to go until the break as Christian Benteke produced an acrobatic volley from outside the box that flew narrowly wide. Two minutes later, Chelsea thought that they had taken the lead when Nemanja Matic squeezed the ball over the line at the back post, but the goal was disallowed for a handball against the Serbian midfielder. As Chelsea continued to press on in the search of the winner, their […]

Tim Sherwood launched an extraordinary attack on his players and the club after Tottenham’s 4-0 defeat derby against Chelsea on Saturday night. In an emotional post-match interview following his side’s capitulation against their London rivals, Sherwood hit out at a lack of characters in the Tottenham dressing room, claimed there are players he ‘couldn’t count on’ and urged the club’s hierarchy to ‘wake up’ in their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League. A furious Sherwood said: “There is a lack of character and, too many who are too nice to each other. You can’t always be someone’s mate all the time. “It hurts me. We need to show more guts and the players have to drag it out of each other. “I ain’t going to forget about this by the time we get to the motorway. Some might. There’s a few [players] I would count on and there’s a few I wouldn’t. “We are miles away from the top […]

Chelsea FC moved seven points clear at the top of the Premier League courtesy of yesterday’s 4-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspurs at Stamford Bridge. Two goals and a sending off in the space of four second-half minutes changed the complexion of the game, as the Blues extended their lead over the chasing pack in style. The first goal of the game came in the 54th minute when Samuel Eto’o slotted the ball past Lloris having after latching onto a misplaced backpass by Jan Vertonghen to give Chelsea the lead. Four minutes later Eden Hazard doubled Chelsea’s advantage from the spot after Youness Kaboul was adjudged to have brought down Eto’o and was sent off in the process. In the dying stages of the game, two moments of madness in the space of a minute condemned Tim Sherwood’s side to a heavy defeat, with Demba Ba finding the back of the net twice following more errors at the back. A Sandro […]