May 20 2013 Latest news:
Frank Lampard has lauded the man-management credentials of former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho ahead of an expected second coming of the Special One this summer.
As the curtain comes down on yet another action-packed Premier League campaign, it is time to look back over some of the season’s most memorable utterances from or about our London clubs and players.
After the Premier League season drew to a close yesterday, London24 Sport reflects on 10 of the very best goals.
Transfer news: Andre Schurrle remains confident of joining Chelsea this summer and says Bayer Leverkusen have promised him a move away from the club.
David Luiz has praised outgoing Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez achievement in the face of criticism from fans during his stay at Stamford Bridge.
Transfer news: Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino implied it was Chelsea that should be more concerned about the Saints taking their players than luring Luke Shaw to west London.
Rafael Benitez led Chelsea to third place in the Premier League with a 2-1 victory over Everton but failed to show for the final lap of honour at Stamford Bridge.
Premier League: Chelsea 2 Everton 1
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger feels UEFA should not continue to “reward failure” by allowing teams who do not qualify from the Champions League group stage to drop down into the Europa League.
Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez believes he will benefit from the experience as he prepares for his next destination.
Chelsea interim manager Benitez has had numerous critics since his November appointment after Champions League-winning boss Roberto Di Matteo’s departure, not least the supporters, who hurled vitriol towards the former Liverpool manager.
Rafael Benitez declared “job done” as he prepared for his final match as Chelsea manager.
Everton boss David Moyes has confirmed captain Phil Neville has already played his final game for the club, with the defender being ruled out of Sunday’s Premier League clash with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Rafael Benitez has ruled himself out of the running to become the next Everton boss and refused to confirm if he’ll take part in Chelsea’s traditional end of season pitch parade.
Transfer news: In-demand Vitesse Arnhem striker Wilfried Bony is set to hold talks with an unnamed London club over a possible summer transfer, according to his agent.
Oscar says lifting the Europa League was the perfect climax to an “incredible” first season at Chelsea.
Benfica goalkeeper Artur was full of praise for fellow Brazilian Oscar after the 21-year-old helped Chelsea to Europa League glory on Wednesday night.
Branislav Ivanovic had described the Europa League final as his opportunity for glory, but he struggled to digest
Ground: Stamford Bridge (capacity 41,837).
Honours: First Division (until 1992) and Premier League: 1955, 2005, 2006, 2010.
Second Division: 1984, 1989.
FA Cup: 1970, 1997, 2000 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012.
League Cup: 1965, 1998, 2005, 2007.
Uefa Champions League: 2012.
Uefa Cup/Europa League: 2013.
Uefa Super Cup: 1998.
Cup Winners Cup: 1971, 1998.
Leading goalscorer: Frank Lampard, 203.
Leading appearances: Ron Harris, 655.