The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Chelsea fired manager Andre Villas- Boas after eight months in charge, as the west London soccer team slipped further back in the race for England’s final Champions League slot.
Chelsea’s billionaire owner Roman Abramovich learned last night that success on the soccer field can come when you least expect it.
Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge is in the hospital with viral meningitis but remains hopeful he can play for Britain in the London Olympics.
Fernando Torres ended a five-month goal drought with two strikes in Chelsea’s 5-2 win against Leicester City in the quarterfinals of English soccer’s F.A. Cup. His former team Liverpool beat Stoke City 2-1 to advance.
Chelsea’s fans gave a hostile reception to new manager Rafael Benitez yesterday as the Spaniard started his tenure with a 0-0 tie against Manchester City, the defending Premier League soccer champion.
Chelsea beat 10-man Stoke 1-0 in English soccer’s Premier League, as Bolton moved out of the relegation spots with a controversial 2-1 win over QPR.
In what may have been his last game for Chelsea, Didier Drogba struck a blow for the oldies.
Chelsea defeated Liverpool 2-1 to win English soccer’s F.A. Cup for the fourth time in six seasons.
"We're massively disappointed that these key decisions were wrong. It always seems to be in favor of the opposition and it's a massive disadvantage for us."
- Di Matteo on Oct 28, 2012