‘No time to cry’: Premier League now only focus for Chelsea

LONDON (AP) — With no distractions from cup competitions, Chelsea’s path to the Premier League title is clear with 11 games to go — starting on Sunday against Southampton. The Blues were eliminated from the Champions League on Wednesday, less than two weeks after winning the League Cup. “The same players, they have to go[…]

UEFA to review Ibrahimovic’s red card next week

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Champions League ban for a red card as Paris Saint-Germain eliminated Chelsea will be reviewed next week. UEFA says its disciplinary panel will study the case at its March 19 meeting. All red-card offenses in UEFA matches are reviewed to possibly extend mandatory one-match bans. Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho[…]

After Chelsea’s exit, English clubs face European humbling

LONDON (AP) — Exiting the Champions League was painful for Jose Mourinho but there was no sense of injustice. The Chelsea manager was uncharacteristically restrained, with no attempt to excuse an abject performance against a Paris Saint-Germain side reduced to 10 men for most of Wednesday’s game. Chelsea lacked defensive organization and attacking resolve against[…]

Mourinho has sights set on joining elite in Champions League

MILAN (AP) — After winning the English League Cup to end a trophy drought of nearly three years, Jose Mourinho now has his sights set on joining Carlo Ancelotti and Bob Paisley as the only managers to win the Champions League or European Cup three times. Chelsea will first have to get past Paris Saint-Germain[…]