Friday, September 21, 2018

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    Champions League preview II: Battle of Stamford Bridge

Champions League preview II: Battle of Stamford Bridge

BY JONATHAN LEDGER Last week saw Liverpool and Manchester City run riot away from home, Real Madrid confirming their Europian pedigree against PSG, and tottenham relying on the calmness Dembele and Kane plus the luck of Higuain missing a penalty to earn a 2-2 draw against Juventus.The Champions League Round of 16 continues this week with the possibility of Messi punishing [...]

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    Winning FA Cup is very important to Chelsea, says Mourinho

Winning FA Cup is very important to Chelsea, says Mourinho

José Mourinho will return to Stamford Bridge for a second time this season to face his former club, Chelsea.Manchester United, the FA Cup holders, were hammered 4-0 earlier this season at Stamford Bridge in a Premier League game.Mourinho praised his side’s display at Blackburn on Sunday but expressed concerned over a potential fixture pile-up before the FA Cup game at Chelsea."No [...]

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    The Bridge to stand firm after Klopp invasion

The Bridge to stand firm after Klopp invasion

All roads lead to Stamford Bridge as Chelsea host Liverpool in the star match of this weekend's Barclay Premier League fixtures.The ride has been bumpy for Jose Mourinho this season but he will hope his Chelsea side continue their recent fine run against Liverpool.It’s been eight matches across all competitions since Liverpool defeated Chelsea though the Reds have drawn [...]

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    Arsenal’s Gabriel wins appeal against red card

Arsenal’s Gabriel wins appeal against red card

Arsenal have won the appeal against defender Gabriel's red card during Saturday's 2-0 defeat by Chelsea.The 24-year-old defender was sent off by referee Mike Dean for violent conduct after a clash with the Blues striker Diego Costa at Stamford Bridge.The Brazilian will now not serve a three-match suspension but is subject to a separate Football Association charge of improper conduct [...]

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    Mikel: I’m happy at Stamford Bridge

Mikel: I’m happy at Stamford Bridge

John Obi Mikel insists he’s happy in Chelsea and has vowed to see out the last two years of his contract, amid speculation linking him with an exit from Stamford Bridge in the summer transfer market.The 28-year-old midfielder has since been tipped with potential moves to the United Arab Emirates or Qatar, but the player maintains he is fully committed [...]

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    Mourinho, Hazard win BPL awards

Mourinho, Hazard win BPL awards

Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho, has been named Barclays Premier League (BPL) manager of the season, with Eden Hazard picking up the player's award.Mourinho led Chelsea to their first BPL title in five years, as well as the Capital One Cup.The 52-year-old, who is in his second spell with the Blues, beat fellow nominees Ronald Koeman, Garry Monk, Nigel Pearson and [...]

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    Mikel ‘very tired’ to face Stoke, says Mourinho

Mikel ‘very tired’ to face Stoke, says Mourinho

Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho, won’t risk John Obi Mikel in Saturday’s Barclays Premier League match against Stoke City. The Blues welcome the Potters to Stamford Bridge, but the Super Eagles midfielder will not be considered for selection despite having recovered from injury.Mikel has not played for Chelsea since early February after undergoing minor surgery on a troubled knee.And Mourinho is not [...]

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    BPL PANEL: Stamford Bridge will fall…yes, no

BPL PANEL: Stamford Bridge will fall…yes, no

Ahead of this weekend's Barclays Premier League (BPL) action, our analysts are here again to provide you with their views and predictions on every fixture.The star match is the London derby between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge. The odds and the Jose Mourinho’s factor give the Blues the edge.But what do Kayode Tijani, Aisha Falode and Sunday Omeike think?Find [...]

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    AFCON could see City extend Lampard loan

AFCON could see City extend Lampard loan

Frank Lampard’s short Manchester City career could be extended beyond January, with the club keen to ensure they have enough cover for Yaya Toure who could be on international duty during the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations.The 2015 Orange Africa Cup of Nations would hold from January 17 to February 8 in Morocco and the Citizens midfielder Toure could compete [...]

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    UCL PREVIEW: City face familiar foe Bayern

UCL PREVIEW: City face familiar foe Bayern

Manchester City face a daunting trip to the Allianz Arena to face Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich on Wednesday night in their opening UEFA Champions League game.For the second successive season, both sides have been drawn in the same group, while this is their fifth encounter since September 2011.Chelsea begin their quest for a second UCL crown with the visit [...]

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    Lampard ends 15-year international career

Lampard ends 15-year international career

Frank Lampard has announced his retirement from international football.The 36-year-old, who joined Manchester City on loan from New York City this summer, made his last appearance for the Three Lions in the 0-0 draw with Costa Rica at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.Lampard’s England career spanned 15 years and earned him 106 caps with 29 goals. But he has now [...]

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    Ba accuses Mourinho of favouritism

Ba accuses Mourinho of favouritism

Former Chelsea striker Demba Ba has accused Jose Mourinho of favouritism during his time at Stamford Bridge.Ba feels he was not given time to prove his worth in the first team.The former Blues forward, who was offloaded to Besiktas in the summer, struggled to get regular playing time with the West London side and has now hit out at Mourinho, [...]

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    Moses joins Stoke on season-long loan deal

Moses joins Stoke on season-long loan deal

Stoke City have completed their sixth signing of the season, bringing Nigerian winger Victor Moses in on a season-long loan deal from Chelsea.  Moses has struggled to make an impact at Stamford Bridge since moving from Wigan for £9 million in 2012 and spent last season on loan at Liverpool.The 23-year-old, who can play on both flanks and in a [...]

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    Mikel: I’ve seen the good and bad times in Chelsea

Mikel: I’ve seen the good and bad times in Chelsea

John Mikel Obi may have lost his automatic shirt in Chelsea’s first team with the arrival of Nemanja Matic in January, but the Super Eagles midfielder says he has seen the good and the bad times at Stamford Bridge to know there’s always a probable turnaround.   Mikel has now become an elder’s statesman at Chelsea, as only just John Terry and [...]

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    King Drogba returns to Chelsea

King Drogba returns to Chelsea

Chelsea have announced the re-signing of legendary striker, Didier Drogba, on a one-year contract.Drogba left Chelsea on a dramatic high in 2012, scoring the winning penalty in the shootout that clinched the UEFA Champions League title against Bayern Munich – the crowning moment of an eight-year stay with the Blues.The 36-year-old joined Shanghai and then Galatasaray, but once his contract with [...]

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    7 most memorable moments of World Cup semifinals

7 most memorable moments of World Cup semifinals

There is no prize for guessing the choice of seven as against our usual choice of 10 for the memorable moments in this round of the World Cup.Yes, you are right. It’s about BRA7IL!Beaten, battered, bruised BrazilFor convenience sake (read lazy), the seven goals Brazil conceded in this game should have been the seven most memorable moments of the semifinal. [...]

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