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Chelsea, United Battle To Stay In Touch With Runaway City

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  LONDON – Chelsea and Manchester United go head to head this weekend in a match neither club dare lose as Manchester City entertain Arsenal eyeing a chance to stretch their lead at the top of the Premier League. Pep Guardiola’s unbeaten City are smashing records with impunity and are already five points clear of…

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Burnley Hoping To Catch Uncertain Chelsea By Surprise

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BURNLEY are hoping to capitalise on early-season uncertainty as they bid to emerge from a visit to Stamford Bridge on Saturday with a surprise win over Premier League champions Chelsea, the Lancashire club’s defender Ben Mee has said. Last season, Burnley lost 3-0 at Chelsea and drew 1-1 at Turf Moor but Mee believes that…

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Chelsea Might Have Given Man Utd ‘Last Piece Of Jigsaw’

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CHELSEA may have handed Manchester United “the last part of the jigsaw” by selling them midfielder Nemanja Matic, says former England striker Ian Wright. The 29-year-old Serb, who joined for £40m, was United’s third summer buy after Benfica defender Victor Lindelof and Everton striker Romelu Lukaku. Chelsea won the Premier League title last season, finishing…

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Chelsea Midfielder Matic Has Medical At United

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LONDON – Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic has undergone a medical at Manchester United ahead of a 40-million-pound ($52.53-million)move that will reunite him with former manager Jose Mourinho, British media said. The midfielder was pictured at the club’s Carrington Road training complex on Sunday, with media reporting that a deal would be announced on Monday. It…

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Morata Must Make Instant Impact To Fill Costa Void – Fabregas

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Chelsea’s record signing Alvaro Morata and Michy Batshuayi will need to make an immediate impact in the upcoming season to fill the void left by striker Diego Costa, midfielder Cesc Fabregas has said. Morata arrived at Stamford Bridge last week for a reported fee of around 70 million pounds ($91.11 million) from Real Madrid. He…

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Chelsea Close In On Title And Condemn Boro To Relegation

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LONDON – Chelsea moved within three points of clinching the Premier League title with a 3-0 victory that condemned Middlesbrough to relegation on Monday after goals from Spaniards Diego Costa and Marcos Alonso plus a tap-in by Nemanja Matic. A win at West Bromwich Albion on Friday will secure the title in coach Antonio Conte’s…

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West Brom Dent Leicester’s title Charge, Chelsea Win Again

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LONDON (Reuters) – Leicester City played some brilliant attacking football and had 22 attempts on goal but dropped two vital points in their pursuit of a first Premier League title when they were held to a 2-2 draw at home by West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday. The leaders were denied victory by a stunning free…

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Mourinho Sacked By Chelsea – BBC

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LONDON (Reuters) – Jose Mourinho was sacked as manager of Premier League champions Chelsea on Thursday after a calamitous run of results left the west London club one point above the relegation zone. A club statement said Chelsea and the 52-year-old Portuguese had parted company by “mutual consent” seven months after he led them to…

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Under-Fire Chelsea Boss Mourinho Charged By FA

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LONDON (Reuters) – Jose Mourinho’s season went from bad to worse on Monday when the under-fire Chelsea manager was charged by the FA for comments he made about match officials after the 3-1 home defeat by Southampton. “It is alleged his remarks constitute improper conduct in that they allege and/or imply bias on the part…

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Chelsea Held But Rooney Is A Knockout For United

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LONDON – Chelsea opened a six-point lead in the Premier League following a 1-1 draw with Southampton as Manchester United enjoyed perhaps their finest performance yet under Louis van Gaal with a 3-0 trouncing of Tottenham Hotspur. Chelsea increased their advantage over Manchester City despite Diego Costa’s 11th minute close-range header being answered eight minutes…

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Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson And Chelsea’s Diego Costa In Tunnel Bust-Up

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LONDON – Jordan Henderson and Diego Costa almost came to blows in the Anfield tunnel as Liverpool’s Capital One Cup semi-final against Chelsea ended in acrimony. The Liverpool midfielder had to be separated from the Chelsea striker by a member of his club’s backroom staff after the pair squared up following Tuesday’s first leg. No…

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Title Rivals Chelsea And Man City Pass West Test

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LONDON – Chelsea overpowered West Ham United 2-0 and Manchester City outclassed West Bromwich Albion 3-1 as the Premier League title rivals flexed their muscles at the start of a hectic holiday programme on Friday. With nine points available in less than a week the leading duo offered more proof that they appear to be…

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Chelsea’s Diego Costa Nets Eighth League Goal In Win Over Aston Villa

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AGAINST Arsenal last week Aston Villa’s team had been laid low by a virus; this time they were brought to their knees by a phenomenon they found similarly impossible to defend against and equally destructive to their morale and their victory chances, in the rather more human shape of Diego Costa. The Chelsea striker scored…

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Chelsea Are A Small Team Who Play Like Stoke, Says Manuel Pellegrini

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MANUAL Pellegrini described Chelsea as a “small team” and compared their style with Stoke City during a tetchy end to their 1-1 draw at Manchester City that had José Mourinho once again getting his rival’s name wrong and accusing “Mr Pellegrino” of double standards. Mourinho was annoyed when he found out Pellegrini had questioned Chelsea’s…

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Klaas-Jan Huntelaar Earns Schalke A Champions League Draw At Chelsea

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THE Champions League has checked Chelsea’s early season momentum. An opportunity to ease themselves into their European campaign was passed up here, a lead surrendered against patched-up opponents who had apparently been there for the taking. The sight of Schalke players celebrating wildly on the turf at the final whistle, all hugs and punches of…

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Chelsea’s Diego Costa Nets Hat-Trick In Comeback Win Over Swansea City

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THE days of big-money Chelsea strikers arriving cursed appear to be over. Where forwards from Chris Sutton to Fernando Torres via Andriy Shevchenko had once toiled, weighed down by oppressive transfer fees and associated expectations, Diego Costa’s staggering introduction to life in the Premier League is merely maintained. This hat-trick ensured his side’s perfect record…

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