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  • Who needs strikers?

    Who needs strikers?0

    Who needs strikers? With Chelsea’s defenders on such potent scoring form at the start of the new season, the Blues can contemplate resting their forwards. Reece James and Kurt Zouma were among the scorers (along with a penalty by midfielder Jorginho) as Chelsea defeated Brighton 3-1 away on Monday night – the James goal an

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  • The case for the defence

    The case for the defence0

    The arrival of a classy, experienced new defender at the Bridge is, says the club, ‘something many Chelsea fans have been wanting for quite some time’. Quite some time? They’ve been tearing their hair out for two years! Enrolling Thiago Silva from PSG for a year, with the option of a second, may prove key

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  • Blues look to bounce back

    Blues look to bounce back0

    Chelsea revert to European business on Saturday, trying to put FA Cup disappointment behind them.  The Blues have the seemingly hopeless task of reversing a three-goal deficit against Bayern Munich to get to the quarter-finals of the Champions League in Saturday’s return leg, delayed by five months.  Truth be told, half the players would rather

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  • Poetry sets tone for cup final

    Poetry sets tone for cup final0

    When Chelsea and Arsenal face each other at the FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday afternoon, they’ll not only hear Abide By Me – the traditional pre-match hymn – but also verses of poetry. This final will be like no other in the history of the game, with spectators locked out and the event

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  • Blues cruise to FA Cup final

    Blues cruise to FA Cup final0

    Some have questioned his tactics recently, but Chelsea manager Frank Lampard got them spot-on at Wembley to cruise past Manchester United in Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final and set up an August 1 clash with Arsenal in an all-London final. That the Blues so completely dominated a match in which – on form – they were

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  • Blues steady the ship

    Blues steady the ship0

    An Olivier Giroud close-range header in first-half stoppage time was all that separated Chelsea and Norwich at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night. His neck muscles bulging, he forced home Christian Pulisic’s cross with such whip that Tim Krul’s fingertips were pushed back by the ball’s pace. But Frank Lampard was pleased that his team steadied

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