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  • Battle of the giants

    Battle of the giants0

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    • 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 one for you, Paps!

    It’s one for you, Paps!0

    She’s quick, she’s accurate, she’s inventive and she’s fearless. No wonder Erin Cuthbert is high on Phil Neville’s list as an in-form addition to the nationwide squad he will take to the Olympics. The Chelsea striker/winger is now back to full fitness, as she vividly demonstrated in last weekend’s 8-0 drubbing of West Ham, to

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  • We were relentless: Hayes

    We were relentless: Hayes0

    It’s hard to imagine two more starkly contrasting reactions after the Blues’ 8-0 win over the Hammers at the weekend. Chelsea Women’s manager Emma Hayes was fighting the urge to grin like a Cheshire cat, while her predecessor, West Ham coach Matt Beard, looked like he’d lost a winning lottery ticket. But it’s not in

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  • No roses for Liverpool

    No roses for Liverpool0

    It’s going to be a traditional Sunday afternoon kick-off time for Chelsea Women when they face Liverpool Women in the 5th round of the FA Cup at Kingsmeadow, shortly after Valentine’s Day… and a full house is anticipated. But the visitors – who drew with Chelsea at Prenton Park in December in one of the

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  • Emma’s strictly confidential

    Emma’s strictly confidential0

    Blues manager Emma Hayes - pictured lapping up the fans' adulation after defeating the Gunners - is keeping her tactical secrets to herself, rather than telegraphing them to other coaches. She refused to reveal the precise instructions she gave her team at half-time in the London derby against Arsenal, who bounced back from their weekendREAD MORE
  • Move up a gear: Emma’s plea

    Move up a gear: Emma’s plea0

    Ending Arsenal's unbeaten league run stretching back nearly 10 months was one of the most satisfying moments in Blues gaffer Emma Hayes' career to date, but she still feels her side have more to give. A strangely subdued first half against the Gunners at a boisterous Kingsmeadow, in which Chelsea fell behind to a DanniREAD MORE
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