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  • The raining champions

    The raining champions0

    The last time Man City and Chelsea met in Manchester it ended in a 3-3 draw… with the goals proving enough to win the Blues the title in a Covid-truncated season. This time, in the Conti Cup quarter-final on Wednesday night, it looked like ending in a similar scoreline… until Chelsea went up a gear

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  • Erin’s rocket adds to fireworks

    Erin’s rocket adds to fireworks0

    There were fireworks on the pitch as well as overhead at Kingsmeadow on Tuesday night as London rivals Chelsea and Spurs squared up in the Conti Cup. The linos ran their socks off keeping pace with the end-to-end action in this scrappy, gritty contest which saw Blues sub Jessie Fleming yellow-carded in the women’s league

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  • It’s a lonely life in goal

    It’s a lonely life in goal0

    Meet Eddie Mendy, the Blues’ new netminder. At 6ft 6in he’s an imposing figure… but it is a lonely life for long stretches, as he found at White Hart Lane on Tuesday night, when Chelsea were knocked out of the League Cup on penalties. Spurs were second best for much of this contest, which spent

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  • We have to win to shut up Emma!

    We have to win to shut up Emma!0

    Chelsea have to win the Conti Cup this weekend to stop manager Emma Hayes wittering on about it, says the Blues captain with a grin. “It’s been our mantra for the whole year – winning the Continental Cup,” said Magda Eriksson ahead of Saturday’s final against Arsenal. “We’ve been talking about it all year! We’ve

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  • No whitewash, no blue rinse

    No whitewash, no blue rinse0

    With everyone confidently predicting a one-sided whitewash – or possibly a blue rinse – from Manchester City against the Chelsea team they had thrashed 6-0 just a fortnight ago, this Carabao Cup Final was a surprise. A largely dull surprise, but still a surprise. That Chelsea held on for the whole of normal time and

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  • Fran pots two in 4-0 win

    Fran pots two in 4-0 win0

    Although it was yet another clean sheet that most satisfied manager Emma Hayes, it was Chelsea Women’s goals – and notably Fran Kirby’s return to scoring ways – that brought most warmth to the 973 hardy fans braving freezing temperatures at Kingsmeadow as the Blues pushed Reading aside in the quarter-final of the Conti Cup.

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