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  • Five shield Blues goal

    Five shield Blues goal0

    Cesc Fabregas's 50th goal for the Blues couldn't have been more timely as Chelsea took an early lead at Swansea, then clung on for the three points with often five at the back to protect Thibaut Courtois's goal from marauding Welshmen. Chelsea keep the pressure on Spurs, who can now feel the breath of theirREAD MORE
  • A Bridge autumnal cracker

    A Bridge autumnal cracker0

    An exhilarating, all-action, breathless whirlwind of a game under the floodlights saw Chelsea initially overpower Roma, then get pegged back, then fall behind and finally snatch an equaliser in a 3-3 classic. The scoreline was actually Chelsea 3 Manchester City 3, as two City old boys – Aleksandar Kolarov and Edin Dzeko – supplied allREAD MORE
  • The problem with derbies0

    When Glenn Hoddle was Chelsea's player-manager in 1994, he declared that the reason the Blues struggled to win the league was the sheer number of London derbies, each with their associated history, rivalry and bitterness. Hoddle argued that teams in Birmingham and Manchester had fewer grudge games, and were therefore better placed to mount seriousREAD MORE
  • Navigating the graveyard0

    Tony Conte at the Cobham press conference The Blues travel to Palace this weekend, conscious of underperforming in their home defeat to Man City and only too well aware that Selhurst Park has a reputation as a graveyard for Chelsea ambition. Tony Conte has to get his tactics right as the Eagles’ desperation for pointsREAD MORE
  • I trust them all: Conte0

    When Chelsea won the league last season, the team – and formation – could have been printed in the programme, just as it was in the good old days when brass bands entertained the crowds, er, rather like they still do at Stamford Bridge. There were so few changes that the Blues became champions with,READ MORE
  • Striker finds his feet0

    After Chelsea’s first European action for an age comes the mouth-watering prospect of a serious London derby. The Blues v Arsenal needs no hype, but with new striker Alvaro Morata enjoying a rich streak of form, it’s a game to relish. The Spaniard looked all at sea for his first couple of games; uncertain aboutREAD MORE
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