Romelu Lukaku was meant to solve Chelsea’s striker issues. After another FA Cup loss, what should the club do?

Romelu Lukaku was meant to solve Chelsea's striker issues.  After another FA Cup loss, what should the club do?

LONDON — Nothing quite screams “Chelsea need a striker” as the sight of Ross Barkley playing at centre-forward in an FA Cup final. It was a circuitous route to this most bizarre of situations, relying on a peripheral midfielder without any first-team minutes since Jan. 8 to help close out an occasion such as Saturday’s … Read more

Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk insult ‘kind of OK’ after Liverpool’s FA Cup final win

Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk insult 'kind of OK' after Liverpool's FA Cup final win

Jurgen Klopp has eased concerns over the fitness of Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk for Liverpool’s Champions League final clash against Real Madrid on May 28 by saying the two players are ‘kind of OK’ after being substituted during the FA Cup Final penalty shoot-out win against Chelsea. Salah, Liverpool’s 30-goal leading scorer this … Read more

Liverpool’s FA Cup win completes the double, but can they shake off fatigue to win two more this season?

Liverpool's FA Cup win completes the double, but can they shake off fatigue to win two more this season?

LONDON — Liverpool are leaving absolutely nothing out on the field in their pursuit of the quadruple. It is now two down, two to go, after a second cup final penalty shootout win against Chelsea this season saw Jurgen Klopp’s team add the FA Cup to the Carabao Cup they lifted at Wembley three months … Read more

By reaching FA Cup final, Chelsea can redeem a season derailed by uncertainty and ownership drama

By reaching FA Cup final, Chelsea can redeem a season derailed by uncertainty and ownership drama

LONDON — The most turbulent season in Chelsea’s modern-day history could end as so many have before this one: with another trophy. Chelsea will return to Wembley on May 14 to contest the FA Cup final against Liverpool after beating Crystal Palace 2-0 in Sunday’s second semifinal, courtesy of goals from substitute Ruben Loftus-Cheek and … Read more