Featured Matches
Previous
Aston Villa
Newcastle United
0
0
FT
Game Details
Chelsea
Leicester City
2
0
FT
Game Details
Everton
Arsenal
2
2
FT
Game Details
Sevilla FC
Valencia
1
1
FT
Game Details
Borussia Dortmund
Bayer Leverkusen
0
2
FT
Game Details
Guingamp
Marseille
0
1
FT
Game Details
Ipswich Town
Norwich City
0
1
FT
Game Details
Aston Villa
Newcastle United
0
0
FT
Game Details
Chelsea
Leicester City
2
0
FT
Game Details
Crystal Palace
West Ham United
1
3
FT
Game Details
Southampton
West Bromwich Albion
0
0
FT
Game Details
Swansea City
Burnley
1
0
FT
Game Details
Everton
Arsenal
2
2
FT
Game Details
Malaga
Athletic Bilbao
1
0
FT
Game Details
Granada
Deportivo La Coruña
2
1
FT
Game Details
Sevilla FC
Valencia
1
1
FT
Game Details
Almeria
Espanyol
0
0
LIVE 28'
Game Details
Eintracht Frankfurt
SC Freiburg
1
0
FT
Game Details
FC Cologne
Hamburg SV
0
0
FT
Game Details
Hannover 96
Schalke 04
2
1
FT
Game Details
Hertha Berlin
Werder Bremen
2
2
FT
Game Details
TSG Hoffenheim
FC Augsburg
2
0
FT
Game Details
Borussia Dortmund
Bayer Leverkusen
0
2
FT
Game Details
Guingamp
Marseille
0
1
FT
Game Details
Bastia
Toulouse
1
0
FT
Game Details
Lille
Lorient
2
0
FT
Game Details
Montpellier
Metz
2
0
FT
Game Details
Nice
Bordeaux
1
3
FT
Game Details
Stade de Reims
Caen
0
2
FT
Game Details
Ipswich Town
Norwich City
0
1
FT
Game Details
Blackburn Rovers
AFC Bournemouth
3
2
FT
Game Details
Brentford
Birmingham City
1
1
FT
Game Details
Brighton & Hove Albion
Bolton Wanderers
2
1
FT
Game Details
Derby County
Fulham
5
1
FT
Game Details
Huddersfield Town
Charlton Athletic
1
1
FT
Game Details
Middlesbrough
Sheffield Wednesday
2
3
FT
Game Details
Millwall
Rotherham United
0
1
FT
Game Details
Nottingham Forest
Reading
4
0
FT
Game Details
Watford
Leeds United
4
1
FT
Game Details
Wigan Athletic
Blackpool
1
0
FT
Game Details
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Cardiff City
1
0
FT
Game Details
Barnsley
Gillingham
4
1
FT
Game Details
Bradford City
Peterborough United
0
1
FT
Game Details
Colchester United
Doncaster Rovers
0
1
FT
Game Details
Fleetwood Town
Chesterfield
0
0
FT
Game Details
Leyton Orient
Walsall
0
0
FT
Game Details
Milton Keynes Dons
Coventry City
0
0
FT
Game Details
Port Vale
Notts County
0
2
FT
Game Details
Preston North End
Oldham Athletic
1
0
FT
Game Details
Rochdale
Bristol City
1
1
FT
Game Details
Sheffield United
Crawley Town
1
0
FT
Game Details
Swindon Town
Crewe Alexandra
2
0
FT
Game Details
Yeovil Town
Scunthorpe United
1
1
FT
Game Details
Accrington Stanley
Luton Town
2
2
FT
Game Details
AFC Wimbledon
Hartlepool United
1
2
FT
Game Details
Bury
Plymouth Argyle
2
1
FT
Game Details
Cambridge United
Morecambe
1
2
FT
Game Details
Carlisle United
Southend United
1
1
FT
Game Details
Dagenham & Redbridge
Mansfield Town
2
0
FT
Game Details
Exeter City
York City
1
1
FT
Game Details
Newport County
Burton Albion
1
1
FT
Game Details
Northampton Town
Shrewsbury Town
1
1
FT
Game Details
Oxford United
Portsmouth
0
1
FT
Game Details
Stevenage
Wycombe Wanderers
1
3
FT
Game Details
Tranmere Rovers
Cheltenham Town
2
3
FT
Game Details
Alfreton Town
Wrexham
2
3
FT
Game Details
Bristol Rovers
AFC Telford United
1
0
FT
Game Details
Chester City
Halifax
0
3
FT
Game Details
Dartford
Torquay United
0
0
FT
Game Details
Dover
Eastleigh
2
1
FT
Game Details
Gateshead
Grimsby Town
1
6
FT
Game Details
Lincoln City
Braintree Town
3
2
FT
Game Details
Macclesfield Town
Kidderminster Harriers
0
0
FT
Game Details
Nuneaton Town
Barnet
0
2
FT
Game Details
Southport
Altrincham
2
1
FT
Game Details
Welling
Woking
1
1
FT
Game Details
Inverness Caledonian Thistle
Celtic
1
0
FT
Game Details
Dundee United
Ross County
2
1
FT
Game Details
Kilmarnock
Motherwell
2
0
FT
Game Details
Partick Thistle
Hamilton Academical
1
2
FT
Game Details
St Johnstone
Aberdeen
1
0
FT
Game Details
St Mirren
Dundee
0
1
FT
Game Details
Edinburgh Univ
Hurlford Utd
0
5
FT
Game Details
Hawick Royal Albert
Newton Stewart
3
0
FT
Game Details
Cowdenbeath
Alloa Athletic
0
3
FT
Game Details
Hibernian
Falkirk
0
1
FT
Game Details
Queen of the South
Livingston
1
1
FT
Game Details
Raith Rovers
Heart of Midlothian
0
4
FT
Game Details
Rangers
Dumbarton
4
1
FT
Game Details
Ayr United
Forfar Athletic
2
0
FT
Game Details
Dunfermline Athletic
Airdrie United
3
0
FT
Game Details
Peterhead
Greenock Morton
1
2
FT
Game Details
Stenhousemuir
Stirling Albion
4
5
FT
Game Details
Stranraer
Brechin City
2
2
FT
Game Details
Albion Rovers
East Fife
2
0
FT
Game Details
Berwick Rangers
East Stirlingshire
5
0
FT
Game Details
Elgin City
Clyde
1
0
FT
Game Details
Montrose
Annan Athletic
2
0
FT
Game Details
Queen's Park
Arbroath
0
2
FT
Game Details
Osasuna
Barcelona B
2
0
FT
Game Details
Real Valladolid
Mallorca
2
1
FT
Game Details
Recreativo Huelva
Real Zaragoza
0
0
FT
Game Details
Las Palmas
Llagostera
2
0
FT
Game Details
Numancia
Sporting Gijon
1
2
LIVE 87'
Game Details
Atalanta
Pisa
2
0
FT
Game Details
Varese
Virtus Entella
1
0
FT
Game Details
Palermo
Modena
0
3
FT
Game Details
Perugia
Spezia
2
1
FT
Game Details
Bari
US Avellino
1
2
FT
Game Details
Cagliari
Catania
2
0
FT
Game Details
Fortuna Düsseldorf
Karlsruhe
0
2
FT
Game Details
Nurnberg
FSV Frankfurt
0
1
FT
Game Details
Dijon FCO
AJ Auxerre
1
0
FT
Game Details
Willem II Tilburg
AZ Alkmaar
3
0
FT
Game Details
Heerenveen
Excelsior
2
0
FT
Game Details
Go Ahead Eagles
Dordrecht '90
0
0
FT
Game Details
Maritimo
Academica de Coimbra
2
1
FT
Game Details
Paços de Ferreira
FC Porto
0
1
FT
Game Details
Sporting Lisbon
Arouca
1
0
FT
Game Details
FC Ufa
Spartak Moscow
1
2
FT
Game Details
Zenit St Petersburg
FK Amkar Perm
2
0
FT
Game Details
FK Rubin Kazan
CSKA Moscow
2
1
FT
Game Details
Kerkyra
Panthrakikos
2
1
FT
Game Details
OFI Crete
Panetolikos
1
0
FT
Game Details
Olympiakos
Niki Volos
3
1
FT
Game Details
Standard Liege
KVC Westerlo
2
2
FT
Game Details
KV Kortrijk
KV Oostende
0
2
FT
Game Details
Lierse SK
Royal Charleroi SC
0
2
FT
Game Details
Zulte-Waregem
Mouscron-Peruwelz
1
1
FT
Game Details
SK Sturm Graz
Wolfsberger AC
1
2
FT
Game Details
FC Magna Wr. Neustadt
FC Trenkwalder Admira
5
4
FT
Game Details
SV Josko Ried
SV Grodig
2
2
FT
Game Details
SV Salzburg
SC Rheindorf Altach
5
0
FT
Game Details
Malmo FF
IFK Norrkoping
3
0
FT
Game Details
Stromsgodset
Stabaek
2
3
FT
Game Details
Valerenga
SK Brann
3
3
FT
Game Details
Ballinamallard Utd
Glentoran
2
2
FT
Game Details
Cliftonville
Glenavon
3
3
FT
Game Details
Dungannon Swifts
Ballymena
0
3
FT
Game Details
Institute
Linfield
1
1
FT
Game Details
Portadown
Crusaders
3
1
FT
Game Details
Warrenpoint Town
Coleraine
1
3
FT
Game Details
New York Red Bulls
Montreal Impact
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Toronto FC
Chicago Fire
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Columbus Crew
Houston Dynamo
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
New England Revolution
Chivas USA
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Sporting Kansas City
DC United
12:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Los Angeles Galaxy
Vancouver Whitecaps
2:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Cruz Azul
Queretaro
10:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Veracruz
Guadalajara
10:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Monterrey
Puebla
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Pachuca
Atlas
1:06 AM GMT
Game Details
Chiapas
America
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Airbus UK
Port Talbot
Postp
Postponed - new date to be confirmed
Game Details
Carmarthen
Rhyl
1
0
FT
Game Details
Newtown
Bala Town
1
2
FT
Game Details
New York Cosmos
Minnesota United FC
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Indy Eleven
Ottawa Fury FC
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Tampa Bay Rowdies
Carolina RailHawks
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
San Antonio Scorpions
Atlanta Silverbacks
12:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Gimnasia La Plata
Rosario Central
1
2
FT
Game Details
Newell's Old Boys
Belgrano de Córdoba
1
1
LIVE 53'
Game Details
Independiente
Vélez Sarsfield
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Sarmiento de Junín
Huracán
0
0
FT
Game Details
Santamarina
Unión de Santa Fe
Postp
Game Details
Argentinos Juniors
Gimnasia y Esgrima de Jujuy
9:15 PM GMT
Game Details
San Martín de San Juan
Instituto de Córdoba
10:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Necaxa
Lobos BUAP
9:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Zacatepec
Altamira
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
At. San Luis
Mérida
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Celaya
Irapuato
1:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Atlético MG
Internacional
9:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Botafogo
Chapecoense AF
9:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Palmeiras
Coritiba FBC
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Avaí
Santa Cruz FC
0
0
FT
Game Details
Goianiense
Sampaio Correa-MA
2
4
FT
Game Details
Náutico
América RN
2
1
FT
Game Details
Paraná Clube
Bragantino
1
0
FT
Game Details
Portuguesa de Desportos
Ceará
1
1
FT
Game Details
ABC
Vila Nova-GO
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Luverdense
Joinville
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Universidad de Chile
Huachipato
2
1
FT
Game Details
Ñublense
O'Higgins
1
1
FT
Game Details
Unión Española
Universidad de Concepción
10:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Antofagasta
Municipal Iquique
12:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Sud América
Nacional
0
1
FT
Game Details
Tacuarembo
Fénix
1
2
FT
Game Details
Fortaleza CE
Uniautonoma
1
0
LIVE 56'
Game Details
Aguilas Doradas
Patriotas F.C.
10:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Atlético Nacional
Envigado
10:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Independiente Santa Fe
Alianza Petrolera
12:45 AM GMT
Game Details
Los Caimanes
Cienciano del Cusco
2
1
FT
Game Details
Nacional
3 de Febrero
8:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Cerro Porteño
Guaraní
10:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Emelec
El Nacional
10:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Independiente del Valle
LDU Quito
Postp
Game Details
Aragua
Mineros
10:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Deportivo La Guaira
Estudiantes de Mérida
10:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Deportivo Anzoategui
Deportivo Petare
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Club Petrolero de Yacuiba
Bolívar
1
1
FT
Game Details
Sport Boys Warnes
Universitario de Pando
7:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Blooming
Universitario de Sucre
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Shimizu S-Pulse
Kashima Antlers
1
3
FT
Game Details
FC Tokyo
Urawa Red Diamonds
4
4
FT
Game Details
Vantforet Kofu
Gamba Osaka
3
3
FT
Game Details
Albirex Niigata
Tokushima Vortis
1
2
FT
Game Details
Nagoya Grampus Eight
Kashiwa Reysol
1
1
FT
Game Details
Omiya Ardija
Sagan Tosu
1
3
FT
Game Details
Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Cerezo Osaka
0
0
FT
Game Details
Vissel Kobe
Vegalta Sendai
2
1
FT
Game Details
Yokohama F. Marinos
Kawasaki Frontale
2
0
FT
Game Details
Santos
Carmelita
9:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Universidad de El Salvador
Santa Tecla
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Aguila
CD FAS
1:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Universidad de San Carlos
Penarol
9:35 PM GMT
Game Details
Petapa
Coatepeque
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Vida
Victoria
1:00 AM GMT
Game Details
FC Kansas City
Portland Thorns FC
2
0
ESPN2 FT
Game Details
Next

Three Points: Dortmund vs. Leverkusen

Bundesliga about an hour ago
Read

Di Maria wants Utd, Welbeck's options

Transfer Talk less than a minute ago
Read
Atletico MadridAtletico Madrid
Real MadridReal Madrid
1
0
ESPN3 FT
Leg 2Aggregate: 2 - 1
Game Details
Jan 13, 2007

Jose exit is almost certain

Chelsea 4 - 0 Wigan Athletic

You would not have put it beyond Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon to call in a favour from his old pal David Beckham earlier this week.

Storm clouds were hovering stubbornly over Stamford Bridge after back page headlines in last Sunday's newspapers provided more than a little evidence of a Chelsea crisis beginning to rage, yet the enormity of Beckham's contract and the fascination with his every move has provided Kenyon and his cohorts with the time they needed to launch a charm offensive to quell their own mutiny.

The notion that the manager who had guided Chelsea to back-to-back Premiership titles in the past couple of season was on the verge of walking away from the club would normally represent a story that dominated the headlines all week. However, not even Mourinho's revelations that he has been denied any funds to add to his squad in the January transfer window has usurped Becks decision to move into another galaxy.

Chelsea fans have clearly spotted the impending crisis and just for a change, they decided to use this game against Wigan as a call to arms. All too often in recent years, Soccernet's Insider has focused on the lack of atmosphere generated by the hoards of kids shipped in to fill seats in this stadium each and every week.

Yet as the school kids who showed up for last Saturday's FA Cup tie against Macclesfield was replaced with a healthy bunch of genuine Chelsea supporters who may even have supported this club prior to 2004, the volume levels were raised a couple of notches and Mourinho was the focus of their backing.

His name was being celebrated long before the teams took to the field and when the cry of 'stand up for the special one' inspired the sell-out crowd to rise en masse, it was clear that this was to be a day when Chelsea fans would launch their own private campaign to try and persuade Mourinho to stay at Stamford Bridge.

Honourable though their ambitions may have been, you suspect the infighting at the highest levels of the Chelsea management team has gone beyond repair and all that's left for Mourinho at this club is to provide a fitting epitaph to take with him on the next leg of what has already been a remarkably successful management career.

Tossing a Champions League medal in Kenyon's direction come May would certainly give Mourinho the last laugh, while those who remain convinced his final season in the Premiership will end in failure could yet prove to be mistaken. A six-point gap between the reigning champions and Manchester United is hardly insurmountable and this team are more than capable of proving as much in the next few months.

Still without the services of captain John Terry and keeper Petr Cech, Mourinho could not have wished for a more suitable opponent to have on his agenda than plummeting Wigan.

In freefall after a run of results that has left them starring at a grizzly relegation fight for the rest of the campaign, they were never likely to offer Chelsea with anything more than a useful fitness workout and Paul Jewell's side hardly needed to give the opponents the sort of helping hand offered by keeper Chris Kirkland after just 13 minutes.

Frank Lampard's curling free-kick from 40 yards out was little more than a teaser for the likes of Didier Drogba or Salomon Kalou to attack, but the flight of the ball took it out of their reach, deceiving Kirkland to the point that he merely allowed it to bounce past him into the net. With their noses in front, Chelsea were never likely to be threatened and even with Michael Essien continuing his role as an emergency centre-back, Wigan were pathetically impotent throughout.

Bedecked in a black coat and looking as grumpy as ever, Mourinho spent most of his afternoon sitting back on his seat and muttering his complaints to assistant Steve Clarke. He occasionally rose from the bench to bark the odd instruction and if a body language expert was present, Jose would not have been portrayed as a contented figure, but he doesn't look happy at even his most glorious moment so there is nothing to be read into his deadpan expression.

A breakout of happiness was spotted on the Mourinho face as he shared a joke with his assistant at the start of a second half, but it was hard to be smiling after witnessing an opening period so lacking in quality and excitement.

There is a theory that Kenyon believes his dream of world domination will not be achieved with Chelsea playing the functional and highly effective style employed by their current manager and this game would not have excited a football fan who was desperate for some action after a lengthy spell behind bars.

It was dour and while Wigan contributed with their negative tactics of defend at all costs, the champions did little to live up to their billing.

With the second half proving to be equally woeful, it was no surprise to hear the Mourinho chants start up again, but his response was to point at the pitch, urging his fans to support the team rather this him personally. They were certainly in need of a lift as they again looked lifeless and uninspired at the start of the second half and it needed a second fatal Wigan mistake to hand them the second crucial goal as Kristofer Haestad's misplaced back pass was latched onto by Robben and he rounded the keeper to score with ease.

It was game over and you could have been forgiven for thinking Chelsea had not even moved out of first gear, but such is the fear they strike into opponents that most come to Stamford Bridge expecting to be beaten rather than dreaming of a famous victory.

Merely showing up with the aim of keeping the score down, they were always certain to extend their sorry record to seven successive defeats and that alarming statistic was confirmed as the hapless Kirkland diverted Robben's 70th minute cross into his own goal. Drogba's header made it four in added time.

Comfortable it may have been, but two mistakes from Wigan players and an own goal did not add up to an exciting afternoon, so we were left, once again to thank Mourinho for saving the day with another fascinating press briefing.

My future is not important.
Jose Mourinho
'I have been in football for a long time now and there are some things that cannot be said categorically,' began a cryptic Mourinho, when asked to clarify his long term plans.

'My future is not important and I said that to the players before this game. Chelsea is what matters and no one should be thinking about themselves. Whether a player is on the bench, in the team or trying to get fit, everyone at the club has a role to play and if we all try to do our best, we can still have a good season.

'Don't forget, we are still in with a chance of winning four competitions and that's a better situation than we found ourselves in this time last year. The thing is, when a club becomes used to winning, they say it is a crisis when you draw some games.

'I love this club. I will never pretend that I have loved it all my life as I'm not so stupid. I have learned to love Chelsea for the last two years and it will always be part of my story, whatever the future holds.'

There was more as he again confirmed he had been blocked from signing any players in January, while also insisting the style of this victory against Wigan was unimportant.

'It's difficult to do a good job when you have no central defenders available, but this is the situation we are in,' he added. 'I like this challenge and you will not find me crying because I don't have Joe Cole, Petr Cech or John Terry. I don't have too much to work with at the moment, but it's not a problem.

'We are back to winning games now and this is all important. When you have confidence and have some wins to remember, then we can look for the style again. I could see some of the confidence returning at the end of the game and that must be a good sign for the rest of the season.'

After watching this boring team mechanically go about their work, it's easy to understand why the media have focused their attention on David Beckham this week. On this evidence, watching LA Galaxy must be more entertaining.

MAN OF THE MATCH: Arjen Robben

In a game crying out for a touch of inspiration, Robben did his best to provide just that and he played a key role in two goals as a result.

PASSING THE BUCK: Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck made a surprise appearance in the press room after the game, but he merely laughed off the Mourinho speculation when quizzed by reporters.

CECH UPDATE: Mourinho revealed injured keeper Petr Cech is now ready to return to first team action.

FOOD WATCH: The Chelsea catering teams came up trumps with a stunning chicken curry.

MOURINHO VERDICT: He is leaving Chelsea and has gone as far as to admit as much in the last few days. His colourful press briefings will be sadly missed, but his dull team may not be so lamented.

  • Email newsdesk@soccernet.com with your thoughts.