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  • The mojo is back

    The mojo is back0

    Chelsea rediscovered their mojo on a squally, rain-lashed night at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday as they produced an excellent display of creativity, dominance, tight passing and skill to defeat Lille. Yet at the last knockings of this absorbing Champions League encounter, they found themselves again clinging on, begging for the final whistle, against the minnows

  • Saints alive! Another win!

    Saints alive! Another win!0

    Chelsea are starting to enjoy themselves, with Sunday’s 4-1 away win down in sunny Southampton underlining just how imprecise a science it is to predict how a season will pan out. Back in August, after the Blues suffered a heavy opening-weekend 4-0 defeat to Man U, pundits were cheerfully predicting that United would do well

  • 5:2 – a diet of goals!

    5:2 – a diet of goals!0

    If you thought 5-2 was a diet, think again. The outrageous scoreline represented one of Chelsea’s finest Premier League away wins… all the more so as each goal was scored by the youngsters that Frank Lampard has entrusted with weathering a difficult season in which the club has been barred from bringing in experienced players.

  • Blades slice through

    Blades slice through0

    The last throw of the dice… the late substitutions of youngsters Billy Gilmour, wearing 47, and Michy Batshuayi, as Chelsea clung on to their precarious 2-1 lead over Sheffield United at the Bridge. But the Blades, and manager Chris Wilder – on the right of the touchline group – were celebrating at the end after

  • First win for Super Frank

    First win for Super Frank0

    The pavement graffiti that has popped up all around Fulham Broadway tube station – on the gum-spattered slabs – seems to have done the trick. The Blues grabbed all three points for Super Frank’s first victory as manager in a thrilling, end-to-end clash with Norwich City at sun-drenched Carrow Road. Afterwards, Lampard described it as

  • The problem with derbies0

    When Glenn Hoddle was Chelsea’s player-manager in 1994, he declared that the reason the Blues struggled to win the league was the sheer number of London derbies, each with their associated history, rivalry and bitterness. Hoddle argued that teams in Birmingham and Manchester had fewer grudge games, and were therefore better placed to mount serious

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