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Uneasiness pervades at Chelsea, with Antonio Conte among the malcontents – The Guardian (blog)

The Guardian (blog) Uneasiness pervades at Chelsea, with Antonio Conte among the malcontentsThe Guardian (blog)There were obvious reasons for that – Chelsea had lost a 2-0 lead in slapdash fashion and after Edin Dzeko made it 3-2 on 70 minutes, having fired Roma level shortly before with a stunning volley, the sense that they were going to be overrun by [...]

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Chelsea handed major chance to make up lost ground in gentler October – The Guardian (blog)

The Guardian (blog) Chelsea handed major chance to make up lost ground in gentler OctoberThe Guardian (blog)For different reasons that will probably suit Crystal Palace and Chelsea, who meet at Selhurst Park in one of the lesser London derbies. Roy Hodgson said his struggling Palace side were like a boxer on the ropes after their last outing at Old Trafford [...]

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Eden Hazard cameo underlines Chelsea’s need for extra source of flair – The Guardian (blog)

The Guardian (blog) Eden Hazard cameo underlines Chelsea's need for extra source of flairThe Guardian (blog)On a rowdy, bruising, enjoyably intense afternoon at Stamford Bridge Chelsea showed two sides to their game. First came the one that doesn't involve Eden Hazard. For the opening 70 minutes of this 0-0 draw the champions were neat, focused, disciplined …Chelsea should play Diego Costa [...]

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Eden Hazard cameo shows Chelsea are too reliant on him for match-winning flair – The Guardian (blog)

The Guardian (blog) Eden Hazard cameo shows Chelsea are too reliant on him for match-winning flairThe Guardian (blog)On a rowdy, bruising, enjoyably intense afternoon at Stamford Bridge Chelsea showed two sides to their game. First came the one that doesn't involve Eden Hazard. For the opening 70 minutes of this 0-0 draw the champions were neat, focused, disciplined …Football: Gritty Arsenal [...]

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Chelsea looking ill-equipped after a summer of stagnation – The Guardian (blog)

The Guardian (blog) Chelsea looking ill-equipped after a summer of stagnationThe Guardian (blog)A tight squad worked last season because Chelsea were lucky with injuries and had no European football. They cannot hope to get away with it again. Chelsea have excelled in recent years at selling players at a profit, often when they have barely made …Chelsea players angry with [...]

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Premier League 2017-18 preview No5: Chelsea – The Guardian (blog)

The Guardian (blog) Premier League 2017-18 preview No5: ChelseaThe Guardian (blog)The theory, of course, is far too simplistic. There were contributing factors when it came to both those spluttering follow-up campaigns and Chelsea, as a club used to enjoying regular success, were scarred by their mid-table finish last year in …Chelsea transfer news LIVE updates: Antonio Candreva, Kylian Mbappe, Eden [...]

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With Nathaniel Chalobah, Chelsea did all the hard work – then they undid it – The Guardian (blog)

The Guardian (blog) With Nathaniel Chalobah, Chelsea did all the hard work – then they undid itThe Guardian (blog)There was something telling about the two pictures, which had revealed not only the identity of the players' next employers but deeper truths about English football itself, and in particular about the one club the two deals had in common. Both …Nathaniel [...]

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Do Chelsea really need new £34m signing Antonio Rüdiger? – The Guardian (blog)

The Guardian (blog) Do Chelsea really need new £34m signing Antonio Rüdiger?The Guardian (blog)Yet, Conte would have preferred Leonardo Bonucci and there is a lingering sense that Chelsea have again had to settle for second best in this transfer window, even after winning the title so convincingly. They have stumbled over a number of targets …Chelsea boss Conte frustrated: He [...]

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