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  • Blues beat the heat (& City)

    Blues beat the heat (& City)0

    Chelsea’s first home game after the lockdown break showed that Frank Lampard’s team is still advancing. Despite having to weather endless Manchester City onslaughts in the evening heat at an echoey Stamford Bridge, the Blues emerged 2-1 winners, in the process deposing the reigning champions and gifting Liverpool their first title since Margaret Thatcher was

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  • Hayes salutes the ‘new normal’

    Hayes salutes the ‘new normal’0

    “We’ll roll with the new normal,” pledged Chelsea Women’s manager Emma Hayes, looking ahead to next season after the Blues were declared winners of the last. In an interview via Zoom, the 43-year-old said she was delighted that the FA had decided that “the most appropriate sporting outcome” of the abandoned Women’s Super League season

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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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  • New Chelsea striker?

    New Chelsea striker?0

    Have Chelsea Women signed a new striker? Spotted on the pitch ahead of Wednesday night’s 2-0 hard-fought win over Birmingham was this determined hoofer, showing her forwards how it should be done, writes Jane Grove. She’s got the technique, good balance, firm contact and unerring accuracy, though at 43, Harry’s mum Emma Hayes may be

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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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  • I’ve got the muddy blues

    I’ve got the muddy blues0

    A furious Emma Hayes questioned whether the weekend match up at Liverpool should have been played at all, because of the state of the muddy pitch. In the end Chelsea’s winning streak came to a sudden and unexpected end with a 1-1 draw against lowly Liverpool… and Reds manager Vicky Jepson appeared to back up

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