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2004 07 12 Retrieve

[Less than a year after that explosive start and a little over a month since Jose Mourinho had arrived to replace Ranieri, Adrian Mutu found himself subject to a doping test that found cocaine in his blood] Chelsea believe the club’s social responsibility to its fans, players, employees and other stakeholders in football regarding drugs was more important than the major financial considerations to the company

2011 06 22 Retrieve

[Chelsea FC on Andre Villas-Boas] Chelsea football club is delighted to announce that Andre Villas-Boas will be the club’s new manager. His ambition, drive and determination matches that of Chelsea and we are confident Andre’s leadership of the team will result in greater successes in major domestic and European competitions

2015 12 17 Retrieve

[José Mourinho Is Fired by Chelsea] Chelsea Football Club and José Mourinho have today parted company by mutual consent. His three league titles, F.A. Cup, Community Shield and three League Cup wins over two spells make him the most successful manager in our 110-year history. But both José and the board agreed results have not been good enough this season and believe it is in the best interests of both parties to go our separate ways

2019 04 09 Retrieve

[Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater charged with drink-driving as court date set for Chelsea star. Drinkwater was said to have been attending a charity event in an upmarket bar called Victors prior to the collision, which it is claimed left the 29-year-old and two others in need of treatment for minor injuries] We are aware of reports but we will want to establish all of the facts before commenting

2020 03 24 Retrieve

[Chelsea confirm Callum Hudson-Odoi is ‘back to his usual self’ after coronavirus diagnosis] We are pleased to report Callum Hudson-Odoi is now feeling fine and back to his usual self following the period of self-isolation required after the player tested positive for COVID-19.

In addition to feeling good, the young winger is hard at work training at home to build and maintain his fitness, as are the rest of the Chelsea squad

2020 04 01 Retrieve

[Later that month Mutu was sacked by Chelsea after he failed a drugs test. A routine test, carried out at Chelsea’s Cobham training ground, showed the striker had cocaine in his system] We want to make clear that Chelsea has a zero tolerance policy towards drugs. This applies to both performance-enhancing drugs or so-called ‘recreational’ drugs. They have no place at our club or in sport

2020 04 12 Retrieve

[Legendary Chelsea goalkeeper Bonetti dies aged 78 after battle with long-term illness] Peter Bonetti’s position in the pantheon of Chelsea footballing gods is unassailable. He was the Cat who broke the mould, defied the odds, drew the gasps, earned the cheers and got the cream. All in front of an adoring Stamford Bridge

2020 04 25 Retrieve

[Coronavirus: Chelsea announce players won’t be taking wage cuts] Representatives of the Chelsea board have recently held extensive talks with the men’s first team to discuss how they can contribute financially to the club during the coronavirus crisis. The objective of these talks has been to find a meaningful partnership around ensuring we preserve jobs for staff, compensate fans and participate in activities for good causes. We are grateful to the team for having played their role in assisting the club with community activities as well as all the charitable causes they have been supporting in their respective home countries and through the Players Together initiative supporting the NHS. At this time, the men’s first team will not be contributing towards the club financially and instead the board have directed the team to focus their efforts on further supporting other charitable causes. As this crisis develops the club will continue to have conversations with the men’s first team regarding financial contributions to the club’s activities

The club can confirm we will not be taking advantage of the government’s current Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme which runs to 30 June. We are not planning any general redundancies or furloughs for our full-time staff who are continuing to be paid 100 per cent of their current wages. Casual workers and match day staff employed by the club are being compensated by us through 30 June as if matches had been played and we had been operating as normal. We are continuing our current level of financial and other support to our professional women players and also to our women’s academy programmes. Our women’s team and staff have been very supportive of our charitable activities during this crisis which has been appreciated by both the club and the respective charities

2020 04 25b Retrieve

[Chelsea fail to agree wage reduction with players] At this time the men’s first team will not be contributing towards the club financially and instead the board have directed the team to focus their efforts on supporting charitable causes

As this crisis develops the club will continue to have conversations with the men’s first team regarding financial contributions. We are grateful to the team for having played their role in assisting the club with community activities.

The club can also confirm we will not be taking advantage of the government’s current coronavirus job retention scheme which runs to 30 June. We are not planning any general redundancies or furloughs for our full-time staff. Casual workers and match day staff employed by the club are being compensated by us through 30 June as if matches had been played and we had been operating as normal

2020 05 20 Retrieve

[Chelsea renew Giroud’s contract until 2021] Prior to the pause in the season due to the pandemic, Giroud had again emphasized his importance to the squad by taking on the responsibility of leading the attack with Tammy Abraham injured, and making a significant contribution, not least when he expertly found the net to open the scoring in a win against Tottenham in February, and helped to knock Liverpool out of the FA Cup the following month

2020 06 11 Retrieve

[In an unprecedented legal action, Chelsea have pursued Adrian Mutu for millions of pounds in compensation for more than a decade since. In October 2018, the European Court of Human Rights - Mutu’s final recourse to appeal - confirmed that the Romanian owed his former club - and, ultimately, their Russian multibillionaire owner Roman Abramovich - £15.2m] We are exercising our legal remedies to recover the amounts owed to us and we will continue to do so

2020 06 22 Retrieve

[Mario Pasalic: Chelsea sell midfielder to Atalanta after six years at club but no appearances] Atalanta have today exercised their option to sign Mario Pasalic on a permanent deal. The midfielder is currently spending his second year on loan at the Italian side and will now join them permanently ahead of next season. We thank Mario for his service to the club and wish him the best of luck for the next chapter of his career