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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

  • 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

  • Catapult to glory

    Catapult to glory0

    Could Chelsea use a throw-in specialist? In the recent Chelsea Women v Manchester City Women clash at Kingsmeadow, City’s second sub proved to be a near-deadly secret weapon. Caroline Weir had put the light blues ahead on 59 minutes, hammering home Keira Walsh’s long looping cross, before Chelsea responded with two quick-fire goals with barely

  • The writing’s on the wall

    The writing’s on the wall0

    The writing’s on the wall at Kingsmeadow, where one of the crunch matches in the Women’s Super League is being staged this Sunday. Poster girl Jonna Andersson, set against a Christmassy backdrop, is plugging the Chelsea Women v Man City game, which could have a big influence on the final placings in a closely fought

  • Oh no… it’s you again

    Oh no… it’s you again0

    Officially, she'll take on anyone in the Women's FA Cup semis, but unofficially Emma Hayes is a teeny bit disappointed that the live Breakfast TV draw for the last four of the prestigious competition has paired Chelsea with Manchester City... again. Worse. It's up at their place - the swanky, but draughty, baby stadium nextREAD MORE
  • ‘Players to pick goalie’

    ‘Players to pick goalie’0

    All eyes will be on the teamsheet at Stamford Bridge this evening, where Spurs are the visitors. Will it be Kepa Arrizabalaga between the sticks, or Willy Caballero? Or perhaps a maverick left-field choice, such as 39-year-old Robert Green, who is - presumably - stored in a cupboard somewhere under the east stand. To beREAD MORE
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