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  • Battle of the giants

    Battle of the giants0

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    • 24th February 2020

    It was a battle of the giants. Two teams who top the Women’s Super League, stuffed full of world-class international players in a bid to outplay each other at City’s home ground – the Academy Stadium, writes Jane Grove. In the end, unlike the frantic game of chess it resembled, there was no checkmate, just

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  • Mitigating the risks

    Mitigating the risks0

    “Come on ref, it’s late every time,” appealed 16-year-old Blues striker Emily Murphy as she was clattered by a Charlton defender, writes Jane Grove. “You just got stuck on the beach,” retorted the jovial Robert Massey-Ellis who had been joshing with the players during the fourth round FA Cup tie at the Addicks’ Oakwood ground.

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  • Double Red trouble

    Double Red trouble0

    If Liverpool manage to overcome Shrewsbury Town at Anfield in their 4th round FA Cup replay, a double dose of Blues v Reds is looming in the 5th round. Chelsea Women have been drawn at home to Liverpool Women (the picture is from the teams’ meeting in the autumn), while Chelsea’s men have an identical

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  • Hayes trusts her teens

    Hayes trusts her teens0

    It wasn’t until the final minute of the first half that Chelsea’s travelling supporters had something to celebrate as Drew Spence slotted the ball past Charlton’s goalie Katie Startup to open the Blues’ account in the fourth round of the FA Cup at The Oakwood, writes Jane Grove. Chelsea, who fielded some of their younger

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  • 3-point Wembley?0

    This weekend’s clash was meant to have been at the new-look Three Point Lane, as seasoned Blues fans loved calling it. But Spurs v Chelsea is staged at Tottenham’s default temporary ground, Wembley; a happy hunting ground for Chelsea, with twin towers or arch. There have been blips. The irritating 2-1 FA Cup Final defeat

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  • Frustration on Poppy Day0

    Blues manager Morrie Sarri endured the most frustrating match of his managerial stint in SW6 on Remembrance Sunday, as Everton forced a 0-0 draw. An ill-tempered encounter (there were five bookings by half-time, and ref Kevin Friend is not an especially card-happy man-in-black) saw both managers take positives, and negatives. On the plus side for

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