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Southgate blames Chelsea stars for holding Loftus-Cheek back

Southgate blames Chelsea stars for holding Loftus-Cheek back

by Gordon Brunt 17m ago Ross Kinnaird / Getty Images Sport / Getty England manager Gareth Southgate blamed Ruben Loftus-Cheek‘s failure to break into Chelsea‘s first team on the club’s stars who feel threatened by the promising midfielder. Loftus-Cheek attracted plenty of attention following Saturday’s Man of the Match performance against Germany – his senior debut for the Three Lions. ...

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Chelsea Ladies 3-0 Rosengard Women

Chelsea Ladies 3-0 Rosengard Women

Chelsea Ladies took a big step towards the Champions League quarter-finals with an impressive first-leg win in their last-16 tie against Rosengard. Emma Hayes’ side were totally dominant in the first half, but only had Fran Kirby’s classy finish to show for it. Their Swedish opponents improved after the interval, but Ramona Bachmann – against her former club – doubled ...

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Emenalo resigns from Chelsea

Emenalo resigns from Chelsea

Michael Emenalo has resigned from his role as Chelsea technical director, the Premier League club have announced. Former Nigeria international Emenalo has been a key confidant of owner Roman Abramovich, acting as a link between the first team and the Blues board. Emenalo’s role also saw him have an influence on transfers, including Chelsea’s much-scrutinised loan strategy, and developing players ...

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Technical director Emenalo quits Chelsea

Technical director Emenalo quits Chelsea

Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo has stepped down from his post after 10 years with the club. The 52-year-old, who played for Nigeria at the 1994 World Cup, joined Chelsea in 2007 under Avram Grant, for whom he played at Maccabi Tel Aviv. He worked in both scouting and coaching departments at Chelsea before being promoted to technical director in ...

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'Chelsea's Conte still up for the fight'

'Chelsea's Conte still up for the fight'

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was finally able to laugh off the constant noise surrounding his long-term Stamford Bridge future after a turbulent victory over Manchester United that illustrated the intensity and desire that still fuels the combustible Italian. Conte was not interested in talk about his own position, brushed aside an understandable inquisition about David Luiz’s exclusion, then swept away ...

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Morata header hands Chelsea much-needed victory over Manchester United

Morata header hands Chelsea much-needed victory over Manchester United

Alvaro Morata gave Manchester United a taste of what could have been by heading Antonio Conte’s Chelsea to a much-needed victory as Jose Mourinho endured another frustrating Stamford Bridge return. All eyes were on the touchline as the combustible managers faced off, with Manchester City’s latest win leaving United eight points off the Premier League summit as pressure mounted on ...

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Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United

Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United

Alvaro Morata scored his first goal since September as Chelsea deservedly beat Manchester United to move a point behind the Red Devils in the Premier League. Morata escaped the attentions of United’s defenders to find yards of space and beat goalkeeper David de Gea from Cesar Azpilicueta’s cross in the 55th minute. It was another unproductive away day for United ...

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Fabregas optimistic over new Chelsea contract amid reported United links

Fabregas optimistic over new Chelsea contract amid reported United links

by Gordon Brunt 6m ago Action Images via Reuters / Jason Cairnduff Livepic Cesc Fabregas cites Chelsea‘s appreciation for him as a major influence behind his eagerness to extend his stay at Stamford Bridge. With less than two years remaining on his current deal – as well as reported interest from Premier League rival Manchester United, where his former manager ...

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte backs players to fight back in face of adversity

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte backs players to fight back in face of adversity

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte believes adversity will reveal the true character of his players. Conte declined to discuss Nemanja Matic’s transfer from Chelsea to Old Trafford, or comment on his relationship with Jose Mourinho, ahead of Sunday’s Premier League clash with Manchester United. The Blues boss focused on his own team, who are seeking to respond from Tuesday night’s ...

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Report: Mourinho set for Madrid tax hearing 2 days before Chelsea clash

Report: Mourinho set for Madrid tax hearing 2 days before Chelsea clash

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is reportedly set to face accusations of tax fraud at a hearing Friday in Madrid, two days before his Red Devils make the voyage south to play Chelsea. Mourinho has been summoned to the Spanish capital for a Nov. 3 hearing after authorities opened a case against the Portuguese manager in June for alleged tax ...

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