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  • A critical point: Emma Hayes

    A critical point: Emma Hayes0

    Emma Hayes wasn’t a picture of contentment after the 3-3 draw at Manchester City, but she’s a realist and she knows the critical importance of even a single point as we approach the sharp end of this eventful season. “It was more like a basketball match than a chess match,” she said, shaking her head

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  • Battle of the giants

    Battle of the giants0

    • News
    • 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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  • It’s time to nail the jinx

    It’s time to nail the jinx0

    Chelsea manager Emma Hayes is relishing this weekend’s crunch game up at Manchester City’s Academy stadium, with both Ji So-Yun and Sam Kerr back in the reckoning for starting places. It is, she feels, time to end a strange jinx that has plagued the Blues for years as – remarkably – Chelsea have never managed

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  • Millie has belief

    Millie has belief0

    Millie Bright, Beth England and Carly Telford have been named as part of Phil Neville’s 23-strong squad to compete in the SheBelieves Cup in the States next month, writes Jane Grove. The England manager picked Chelsea’s defender, striker and goalie to take part in the four-team round-robin tournament which starts on March 6. The Lionesses

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  • Red wall buckles under blue wave

    Red wall buckles under blue wave0

    Chelsea Women have made it through to the quarter-finals of the FA cup thanks to a wonder volley from midfielder Guro Reiten, writes Jane Grove. The Norwegian international buried the ball in the back of Liverpool goalie Anke Preuss’ net in a first half which saw a resilient Red Devil side thwart a steady wave

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  • No wonder Hannah’s smiling

    No wonder Hannah’s smiling0

    No wonder Chelsea Women’s right back was smiling as the teams left the pitch on Wednesday night following the Blues’ 2-0 defeat of Birmingham City in the league, to maintain their title challenge, writes Jane Grove. Hannah Blundell knew she was on the brink of signing a two-year extension to her contract, keeping her at

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