Pele Said He Was Brazilian And Gerrard Said He Was Messi, But Joe Cole Was Just Joe Cole

Former England, Chelsea and West Ham attacker Joe Cole has announced his retirement from football, bringing an end to a 20-year professional career that included three Premier League titles, two FA Cup triumphs and one banging goal against Sweden at the 2006 World Cup.

I can hear some of you claiming that you didn’t know the 37-year-old was still out here balling, but that’s a massive disservice to one of the cornerstones of Division II soccer in America, the Tampa Bay Rowdies.

Is This Clever Chicanery Or Just Petty Cheating From Cesc Fàbregas?

There’s an old saying in sports that if you’re not cheating, you’re not trying. Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fàbregas is certainly trying, but is he cheating?

Fàbregas was a 64th-minute substitute against Everton on Sunday as the two teams battled to a scoreless draw. The point kept Chelsea unbeaten in its Premier League campaign but the fourth draw of the season (only Southampton has more) means the Blues are now four points off the pace of Manchester City and two behind Liverpool heading into the international break. 

Frank Lampard’s Return To Stamford Bridge (As Coach) Was Pure Madness

Frank Lampard spent 13 spectacularly productive seasons as a midfielder for Chelsea. He returned to Stamford Bridge as coach of Derby County and watched as his team suffered a heartening 3-2 defeat in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday. The Chelsea vs Derby County highlights absolutely lived up to the hype with one of the wildest League Cup matches we’ve seen since the 7-5 thriller between Arsenal and Reading in 2012. 

Chelsea’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek Caps Hat Trick With Beautiful 20-Yard Strike

Recently, we’ve highlighted the stellar play of young Englishmen in the Bundesliga, with Jadon Sancho tearing it up at Borussia Dortmund and Reiss Nelson scoring like crazy for Hoffenheim. Perhaps even more surprising: A young Englishman is excelling at Chelsea, as evidenced by the Ruben Loftus-Cheek hat trick on Thursday.

Chelsea-Man U Dissolves Into Hysterical Childishness In 97th Minute

We should be used to this by now, but for some reason it still comes as a surprise.

Another big match involving Jose Mourinho became all about the Portuguese manager, despite an enthralling Chelsea-Manchester United match in the first 96 minutes on Saturday at Stamford Bridge.