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  • Extend his contract!

    Extend his contract!0

    What a difference three days make. The defeat in the League Cup final to Manchester City was overshadowed by insurrection as goalie Kepa refused to obey Morrie Sarri's order to leave the pitch. But Wednesday night's 2-0 victory over arch-rivals Spurs proved that the Blues can, when required, play together as a unit. Much moreREAD MORE
  • ‘Players to pick goalie’

    ‘Players to pick goalie’0

    All eyes will be on the teamsheet at Stamford Bridge this evening, where Spurs are the visitors. Will it be Kepa Arrizabalaga between the sticks, or Willy Caballero? Or perhaps a maverick left-field choice, such as 39-year-old Robert Green, who is - presumably - stored in a cupboard somewhere under the east stand. To beREAD MORE
  • No whitewash, no blue rinse

    No whitewash, no blue rinse0

    With everyone confidently predicting a one-sided whitewash - or possibly a blue rinse - from Manchester City against the Chelsea team they had thrashed 6-0 just a fortnight ago, this Carabao Cup Final was a surprise. A largely dull surprise, but still a surprise. That Chelsea held on for the whole of normal time andREAD MORE
  • Blues have a flare for it

    Blues have a flare for it0

    Chelsea were glad to see the back of Malmo. It's a cultural thing; their culture is to light alarming flares, filling the stadium with smoke. Heaven only knows where they hid them, but in a concerted show of defiance at the start of the second half of this curious Europa Cup Round of 32 second-legREAD MORE
  • Two threes are six

    Two threes are six0

    In a performance which was as complete as it was awe-inspiring, poor Bristol City were thumped 6-0 by Chelsea Women, with both Fran Kirby and Beth England leaving Kingsmeadow with match balls. Two hat-tricks, some exquisite build-up play, dazzling crosses by the super wee Scot Erin Cuthbert - a girl powered by Duracells - andREAD MORE
  • Sacked in the morning?

    Sacked in the morning?0

    It isn’t a question of if, but when. In a week bookended by defeats at the hands of Manchester clubs (after all, nobody gives Chelsea a prayer at Wembley in Sunday’s League Cup final), the walls are closing in on Morrie Sarri. ‘The man with no Plan B’ will be etched on his tombstone afterREAD MORE
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