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Man pushed from Paris Metro rejects Chelsea offer

A commuter who was pushed from a Paris Metro by football fans in an allegedly racially-motivated incident has turned down Chelsea's invitation to attend an upcoming match.

Souleymane S was offered the opportunity to attend Chelsea's clash with Paris Saint-Germain, but won't take up the offer. He is, however, willing to meet club officials.

Souleymane S has rejected the offer. Credit: PA

"It is too early to go to a football match for my client," Jim Michel-Gabriel, who is representing Souleymane S, told Press Association Sport.

"My client was very shocked about what happened on the subway."

Michel-Gabriel confirmed the written invitation had been received.

Souleymane S may consider attending a future match at Stamford Bridge.

"Maybe," the lawyer added. "We will meet Chelsea, but not during a match. It's too early."


West Ham win shows Chelsea champions quality - Courtois

Thibaut Courtois was happy with another win. Credit: PA

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois believes the team's 1-0 win over West Ham could be the difference between winning the title and finishing second.

Eden Hazard scored the only goal of the game as Chelsea picked up all three points at Upton Park on Wednesday.

Those games define if you can be champion or not.

A lot of teams lose points here. It was a hard game and we came out with a victory.

At this stage of the competition of the league an away win like this is really important to be champions in the end.

Those games decide if you will be champions or not.

If you lose points here then you know City is back at two points (behind).

We did well, so we have to continue in that way and hopefully at the end of May we can lift the trophy.

– Thibaut Courtois speaking to Chelsea TV

Mourinho: Captain Terry will stay at Chelsea

Chelsea captain John Terry will be at the club next season, the Premier League leaders' manager Jose Mourinho said on Tuesday.

Mourinho and Terry enjoy the League Cup celebrations at Wembley. Credit: PA

"I know what my board tells me and the player tells me and no doubt he is going to get his contract," Mourinho told a news conference ahead of Wednesday's game at West Ham United.

The 34-year-old Terry, who joined Chelsea in 1998 and has made more than 600 appearances at the heart of their defence, signed a one-year contract extension at the end of last season.

"All of these big guys are difficult to replace but you have to think what next and I think that is the best way to do things," Mourinho said.

Chelsea confirm they will co-operate with police

Chelsea say they will co-operate with police if it is found supporters of the club were racially abusive on a train from London to Manchester on Sunday.

Four men were asked by the British Transport Police to leave the train at Stoke after a complaint was made.

Chelsea will co-operate. Credit: PA

"We are aware of the reports but it is not clear at this time if this incident involves Chelsea supporters," the club told Press Association.

"If it did then we will assist the British Transport Police with their enquiries."

Police launch investigation into Chelsea fans racism

Eight people left the train at Stoke after police were called. Credit: PA

Police have launched an investigation after reports of racist and abusive behaviour from Chelsea football fans on a train from London to Manchester last night, British Transport Police said.

Four men were ordered off the train at Stoke by British Transport Police and four others left of their own accord.

Shortly after 10.30pm on Sunday, 1 March, officers were called to meet a Euston-to-Manchester Piccadilly train at Stoke, following reports of racist and abusive behaviour by a number of passengers, said to be football fans.

Colleagues from Staffordshire Police also attended. Officers asked four men to leave the train at Stoke. We have spoken to two witnesses, and investigations continue.

Rail passengers and staff have the right to travel and work in peace. Abusive behaviour on trains and at stations is unacceptable, and we will not hesitate to investigate any such incidents.

– British Transport Police statement


Spurs striker describes Chelsea loss as 'worst feeling'

Harry Kane says losing the League Cup final was the "worst feeling in the world" but he is sure it will drive Spurs on to win silverware of their own.

Kane was distraught after the Wembley defeat. Credit: PA

Tottenham missed an opportunity to end their seven-year trophy drought on Sunday as Chelsea ran out 2-0 winners at Wembley.

For Kane, a Spurs youth product, losing to one of the club's biggest rivals on the biggest stage hurt badly.

I'm gutted for the players, for my team-mates, for the staff, for the club itself.

It's the worst feeling in the world - losing, and losing in a final on the big stage is even worse.

When you see Chelsea lifting that trophy it makes the fire in your belly burn that you want to be back and you want to be lifting that trophy and that's what we've got to do with the squad we have.

– Spurs striker Harry Kane
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