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  • Emma is shellshocked

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    Chelsea Women’s manager Emma Hayes looked shellshocked in the dugout as the Blues threw away an early lead and found themselves 3-1 down to German visitors Wolfsburg at the start of the second half of their midweek Champions League match at Kingsmeadow. But she was mightily relieved to escape with a point thanks to a

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  • Ex-Blue Fara is honoured

    Ex-Blue Fara is honoured0

    On the day Chelsea Women face a stern Champions League test against their old rivals Wolfsburg, one of the club’s former trainees has been inducted into football’s hall of fame. Fara Williams joined Chelsea as a pre-teen before going on to become a star for Everton, Liverpool, Arsenal and Reading, and gaining 172 caps for

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  • A match that had the lot

    A match that had the lot0

    It’s rare that a match has everything – goals, near misses, red and yellow cards, a penalty, reverberating woodwork, VAR drama… and horizontal rain. But last weekend’s monsoon-soaked clash between Chelsea and Southampton will live long in the memory as every box was ticked. It’s just as well that there’s another international break this weekend.

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  • A book in full sail

    A book in full sail0

    Magnificently illustrated and exhaustively researched, Mark Laity’s book celebrating 150 years of the Thames Sailing Club in Portsmouth Road (opposite the junction with Grove Road) is a triumph. Princess Anne was guest of honour at the launch (above), her late father Prince Philip having penned a foreword shortly before his death. He had been the

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  • Bring on the She Wolves

    Bring on the She Wolves0

    Posing for a selfie with a fan at the Chelsea v Brighton game are Lauren James and Maren Mjelde. “I’ll be back soon,” Mjelde told the supporter when asked about her return to fitness   Brighton were exactly the kind of challenging opposition Chelsea Women needed ahead of the all-important hosting of Wolfsburg in the

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  • We’re singing in the rain

    We’re singing in the rain0

    Picture: Chelsea FC   It’s a rare day when Chelsea’s women and men BOTH win 3-1 at home, on the same afternoon and in the kind of incessant monsoon rain that shrieks ‘climate change’. But it happened on Saturday, with the women’s kick-off time against Hope Powell’s Brighton & Hove Albion brought forward to 11.30am

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