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Chelsea vs Benfica: Match Report

Summary A third European final in a row for Chelsea looked to be heading for extra-time after a Benfica penalty had levelled up Fernando Torres’s second-half goal, but with stoppage time underway, Branislav Ivanovic’s superb header won the Europa League. Both halves followed a similar pattern, more possession and territorial advantage for the Portuguese side butFrank Lampard came […]

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Your Favourite Lampard Goal

Your Favourite Lampard Goal.  Click on the link below to go to the Chelsea website and vote. >> click here to login/register & vote << Frank Lampard has become Chelsea’s all-time highest goal scorer, beating Bobby Tambling’s previous record of 202 which stood for over 40 years. To celebrate we are asking you to vote for your favourite Lampard […]

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What will Rafael Benitez’s successor inherit at Chelsea?

Yesterday’s defeat has killed off any lingering prospect of Rafa Benitez staying on at Stamford Bridge. But what will his successor inherit? 1. The Premier League title must, and can, be won The bare minimum for a Chelsea manager is the title, fail to win that and history suggests you will be fired. That however, ought […]

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New summer buys for Man U’s midfield?

Sir Alex Ferguson is continually refining the role of midfield general and who the manager will sign in this key area is the big question for the Premier League champions-elect. … At the start of the season many United followers looked at the central midfield department and felt concern. A potentially fatal lack of depth […]

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Corinthians leave Chelsea singing the Blues

James Young from the Independent gives us his verdict on how Corinthians were able to defeat Chelsea at the Club World Cup final in Japan. … While Chelsea had their moments, those who have watched Corinthians over the last couple of years will know that “bend but don’t break” is practically the team motto. Theirs […]

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Juan matters more this season

Juan Mata has had a great year, guiding Chelsea towards the club’s first Champions League trophy and scoring the last goal that helped Spain lift this summer’s European Championship. The Spaniard’s contribution to his club was phenomenal last season, during which he scored 12 goals & assisted another 20, in all competitions. In the 2012/13 […]

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The Toure Role?

Every so often a player comes along who redefines English football to the extent a position is named in his honour and Yaya Toure is threatening to join the list. These individuals may not be the most skilled but their style revolutionises tactical thinking. … Teams up and down the land sought to emulate Chelsea’s […]

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Gary Neville – TV Pundit

Presumably now those people who threatened to cancel their subscriptions when Gary Neville was appointed as Sky Sports’s main pundit have come to realise, whether they like to admit it or not, that if they can just detach themselves from the endless slog of club allegiances for a few moments and listen, without prejudice, there […]

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Can Chelsea be the first to retain European title?

    Chelsea begin the defence of their Champions League title against Juventus knowing that no club have successfully retained Europe’s top prize for more than 22 years. The last of the elite band of eight teams to do so were AC Milan, with their victories in 1989 and 1990 when the competition was in […]

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