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Guardian - Mon Dec 11 7:00 PM
Chelsea renew their rivalry with Barcelona, City get lucky, Liverpool and United should both progress, while Spurs aim to create more history First leg 13 February Second leg 7 March Related: Champions League draw: Chelsea to face Barcelona in last 16 Related: Paris St-Germain signing of Kylian M...
Guardian - Mon Dec 11 11:30 AM
• Juventus v Tottenham; Basel v Manchester City; Porto v Liverpool • Sevilla v Manchester United and Real Madrid to face Paris Saint-Germain Chelsea must find a way past five-time winners Barcelona in the last-16 of the Champions League, while Tottenham face a tricky tie against last season’s run...
Guardian - Mon Dec 11 10:30 AM
Updates from the Champions League draw, 11am start (GMT) Champions League power rankings: Manchester City the team to beat And feel free to email Simon or tweet @Simon_Burnton 10.08am GMT There seem to be a lot of draws about at the moment. The dust only just having settled after the World Cup po...
Guardian - Mon Dec 11 9:07 AM
Sean Dyche takes Burnley into lofty territory, José Mourinho miscalculated in the Manchester derby and Tiémoué Bakayoko fails to justify his costly transfer There is a temptation to regard Burnley’s presence in the upper reaches of the division as an early-season aberration. One of their alumni a...
Guardian - Sun Dec 10 10:30 PM
• England goalkeeper has lost his starting place to Adrián • Moyes savours first win since taking charge at London Stadium David Moyes has admitted that his “compassion” for Joe Hart’s position as England No1 made it difficult to leave the West Ham United loanee out of their 1-0 win against Chels...
Guardian - Sat Dec 9 6:21 PM
Chelsea are out of the Premier League title race after losing at West Ham on Saturday, according to Blues manager Antonio Conte. ‘To talk about the title race after a defeat, I think it a bit strange.’ says Conte following the 1-0 defeat at the London Stadium. David Moyes meanwhile is thrilled wi...
Guardian - Sat Dec 9 4:58 PM
• Manager says champions out of Premier League running after 1-0 away defeat • ‘We created chances, but didn’t take them. Players were tired, ’ adds Conte Antonio Conte conceded that Chelsea’s title defence “never started” and a lack of consistency has made a repeat of last season’s Premier Leagu...
Guardian - Sat Dec 9 2:37 PM
It might not be the most popular view but a performance like this suggests that, for West Ham United, David Moyes is the right man at exactly the right time. Three points against a Chelsea side in such convincing form were as invaluable as they were unexpected; most encouraging of all is that the...
Guardian - Sat Dec 9 11:59 AM
Top-of-the-table match pits Eni Aluko against her estranged team-mates and brings together two managers who have opted for club over country Emma Hayes and Nick Cushing could have spent Sunday on tenterhooks, each waiting to learn if they had impressed Football Association officials sufficiently...
Guardian - Sat Dec 9 11:42 AM
Premier League updates from the 12.30pm GMT kick-off David Sullivan: ‘I haven’t done well enough. Nobody has’ And feel free to email Rob with your thoughts 11.40am GMT Pre-match reading Related: David Sullivan: ‘I feel I haven’t done well enough. Nobody’s done well enough’ Related: N’Golo Kanté s...
Guardian - Fri Dec 8 10:30 PM
• Italian insists Frenchman deserves top award even more than Eden Hazard • Playing style means midfielder ‘does not get the recognition he deserves’ N’Golo Kanté is currently more deserving of the Ballon d’Or than Eden Hazard, according to Antonio Conte, but only the Belgian has the chance to wi...
Guardian - Fri Dec 8 3:37 PM
Although West Ham remain winless under David Moyes, who is set to keep Adrián in goal in place of Joe Hart, there were signs of improvement during last Sunday’s narrow defeat at Manchester City. However they still have plenty of injury concerns and Chelsea come into this London derby in excellent...
Guardian - Thu Dec 7 4:35 PM
Manchester City, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are the four teams to avoid in what will be a competitive draw for the last-16 on Monday By Martin Laurence and Ben McAleer for WhoScored? The last-16 stage of the Champions League promises to be extremely competitive. Two of the sem...
Guardian - Thu Dec 7 11:08 AM
We break down the record-breaking achievements of the English quintet in the Champions League and look ahead to who they could meet in the next stage Yes it is. Never before have so many clubs from one country reached this stage of the tournament. It became possible to enter five teams only from...
Guardian - Wed Dec 6 10:00 AM
• England goalkeeper’s place under threat from reserve Adrián • Hart has conceded 30 goals in 14 matches since signing on loan David Moyes is giving strong consideration to dropping Joe Hart against Chelsea on Saturday, casting doubt over the West Ham United goalkeeper’s status as England’s No1....
Guardian - Wed Dec 6 10:00 AM
Atlético Madrid’s no transfer policy contributed to their failure to reach the knockout stage of the Champions League, while Eden Hazard’s dazzling display gives Chelsea cause for optimism At the end of this occasionally heated, largely room temperature night of make-or-break Champions League foo...
Guardian - Wed Dec 6 8:41 AM
Today’s fluff is mulling things over Lionel Messi can’t make his mind up. Last week he wanted Barcelona to sign Philippe Coutinho, but now he’s urging them to drop their interest in the Brazilian forward and turn their attention elsewhere. Messi, who apparently turned down a mega offer from Manch...
Guardian - Tue Dec 5 11:52 PM
• ‘Our opponents won’t be happy to play against us, ’ Conte says • PSG and Barcelona among possible opponents for Group C runners-up Antonio Conte believes Chelsea remain a side their more fancied Champions League rivals will be anxious to avoid in Monday’s draw for the knockout phase despite sur...
Guardian - Tue Dec 5 9:59 PM
The Europa League awaits Diego Simeone and his side, victors in the semis here three years ago and the beaten finalists in 2014 and 2016 having huffed and puffed through this group to little real effect. In a way, this display rather summed up their Champions League campaign. They led and allowed...
Guardian - Tue Dec 5 7:23 PM
Champions League updates from the Group C game at Stamford Bridge Chelsea’s Conte warns Atlético to prepare for Europa League And feel free to email Simon or tweet him @Simon_Burnton 7.23pm GMT The teams in full: Chelsea: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Cahill, Zappacosta, Fabregas, Kante, Ba...
Guardian - Mon Dec 4 10:20 PM
• Chelsea manager Conte says he ‘respects’ Spanish opponents • Antoine Griezmann back in form and threat to league champions Antonio Conte was in bullish mood before Chelsea’s final Champions League group fixture, telling opponents Atlético Madrid: “You may be in good form, but so are we.” Atléti...
Guardian - Mon Dec 4 12:27 PM
• Clattenburg refereed Tottenham’s fiery draw at Chelsea that ended title hopes • He says he avoided red cards so he could not be accused of deciding title Mark Clattenburg has said he “allowed Tottenham to self-destruct” with the way he refereed the club’s draw at Chelsea which handed Leicester...
Guardian - Mon Dec 4 8:15 AM
Manchester City chasing record number of records, Hazard challenged to get better still, Puel proves his worth again and Pochettino unfazed by wobble • Sign up now and get our weekly email, The Recap, every Friday Related: Pep Guardiola happy as Man City repeat ‘Fergie time’ trick against West Ha...
Guardian - Sun Dec 3 7:29 PM
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Guardian - Sat Dec 2 7:00 PM
On-loan goalkeeper, on Chelsea’s books since the age of six, has his sights set on yet another Cup shock against Peterborough It is only the beginning of December but already Woking are chasing their second FA Cup shock of the season. Last month the National League side knocked out Bury with a th...
Guardian - Sat Dec 2 2:37 PM
Chelsea played with controlled aggression to stamp out Newcastle United’s early attempts at insurrection at Stamford Bridge, but there were no touchline histrionics from Antonio Conte this time. There was no need for a repeat of the eruption that led to the manager being sent from the touchline i...
Guardian - Sat Dec 2 11:33 AM
Live updates from the 12.30pm GMT kick-off You can email Rob here with your thoughts Live scoreboard: all the latest from Saturday’s matches 11.33am GMT Chelsea (3-5-1-1) Courtois; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; Moses, Kante, Drinkwater, Fabregas, Alonso; Hazard; Morata. Substitutes: Caballer...
Guardian - Fri Dec 1 10:30 PM
• Newcastle manager returns to Stamford Bridge for first time • Benítez won the Europa League during short Chelsea spell Rafael Benítez will be reminded of what might have been on Saturday lunchtime when he returns to Stamford Bridge for the first time since his stint as Chelsea’s interim manager...
Guardian - Fri Dec 1 5:29 PM
Chelsea have dropped only two points since that slapdash defeat at Selhurst Park in October and can unleash Eden Hazard back into the fray after the Belgian featured for only nine minutes in the midweek win over Swansea. Newcastle, in contrast, have won only once since September and boast a solit...
Guardian - Fri Dec 1 4:19 PM
• Gareth Southgate’s side avoid likes of France, Argentina and Brazil • Holders Germany in same group as Mexico, Sweden and Costa Rica England’s hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages of the 2018 World Cup were handed a boost after they were assigned a relatively easy-looking group for next...