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  • Last-gaspers

    Last-gaspers0

    Chelsea left it late, earned a penalty, missed it, then – with 24 seconds of normal time remaining – fired home a winner against West Ham, briefly silencing the boisterous away fans, pumped up ahead of their European football adventure. For 95% of Sunday’s match it was a kind of weary stalemate of a derby,

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  • Double finals weekend

    Double finals weekend0

    In a single extraordinary weekend, Chelsea’s men AND women reached their respective FA Cup finals. Both won their semis 2-0 – the women defeating Arsenal on their manor in the early afternoon, and the men despatching Crystal Palace at Wembley a couple of hours later. It means a mouth-watering weekend is in prospect at Wembley

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  • Outclassed Blues lose final

    Outclassed Blues lose final0

    Eclipsed and outclassed, Chelsea Women had no answer to Manchester City’s grit and determination as the Sky Blues finally ended a long jinx and lifted the Conti Cup – denying Emma Hayes a third trophy on the trot. Player of the match Caroline Weir scored twice, while Ellen White was also on the scoresheet as

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  • Carly jets off

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    Farewell, Carly. Chelsea’s long-serving goalie is leaving Kingsmeadow to fly to California to join San Diego Wave. Carly Telford’s last listing on a Chelsea teamsheet came as an unused sub against Brighton in the weekend’s disappointing draw. The 34-year-old, who made 76 appearances and won four league titles with Chelsea, had started to get into

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  • Smugness proves costly

    Smugness proves costly0

    There’s a risk of complacency at Chelsea – a smugness caused by too much self-belief and a feeling of entitlement. That’s the only logical conclusion following two sub-standard performances in four days, culminating in defeat at the London Stadium against a West Ham team who achieved a 3-2 win, despite the Blues being twice ahead

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  • The golden goose

    The golden goose0

    Chelsea Women’s manager Emma Hayes wants her players to act like geese as they face the most important week in the club’s history. Facing the critical last day of the league season on Sunday, when the Blues have to win to guarantee retaining last year’s ‘Covid title’, she urged the squad to follow the birds,

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