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Guardian - Tue Oct 17 6:11 PM
• Manager again raises issue of squad depth after summer transfer frustrations • Chelsea must ‘pay great attention’ against Roma says Conte Antonio Conte has conceded Chelsea’s “thin” senior squad will force him to take risks in his team selection in the weeks ahead with a perceived lack of optio...
Guardian - Mon Oct 16 10:06 AM
Striker’s match-winning performance for Swansea was hailed as his best yet by Paul Clement, who says 20-year-old has confidence and ability to go to the top A little under 200 miles from Selhurst Park, and at around the time Michy Batshuayi was taking his 57th-minute substitution with questionabl...
Guardian - Mon Oct 16 8:38 AM
Anthony Knockaert could make all the difference fro Brighton, Pablo Zabaleta is fed up with West Ham’s ill-discipline and Kevin de Bruyne is drawing more praise Mark Hughes was in no doubt he had witnessed the favourites for the title. “Clearly I would say that after being beaten 7-2 but they do...
Guardian - Sun Oct 15 10:30 PM
• After defeat by Crystal Palace the Italian raises problem of injuries • Victor Moses joins injury list but Álvaro Morata could return against Roma Antonio Conte has warned that Chelsea will find it difficult to defend the title after their shock defeat by Crystal Palace and questioned whether h...
Guardian - Sun Oct 15 10:30 PM
The ‘freedom’ at the foot of the Premier League and also in the forward’s own role help to ensure Chelsea never came close to deciphering Roy Hodgson’s plan Timid, listless and toothless in their first seven matches; vibrant, inspired and potent against the Premier League champions. The contrast...
Guardian - Sat Oct 14 5:10 PM
Something remarkable happened at 3.11pm in this rather angst-ridden corner of south London. That was the moment Andros Townsend burst to the byline and pulled a cross back for Yohan Cabaye to collect on the run, David Luiz’s touch propelling the loose ball back on to the Frenchman who, almost ina...
Guardian - Sat Oct 14 1:57 PM
Premier League, Football League and European football updates Live scores: follow all of today’s games | Get notifications to your phone And you can email Niall or tweet @niallmcveigh 2.42am BST Cardiff’s defeat to Birmingham on Friday means Sheffield United can move top of the Championship with...
Guardian - Fri Oct 13 10:30 PM
The midfielder arrived at Chelsea after a sensational title-winning season with Monaco but has had a few bumps along the road before becoming a Premier League star and France international Thursday afternoon in sleepy Surrey and Tiémoué Bakayoko, sporting that shock of peroxide blond hair, is ret...
Guardian - Fri Oct 13 3:24 PM
• France international suffered hamstring injury against Bulgaria • Antonio Conte tells Charly Musonda to focus on football, not social media Antonio Conte has admitted that he must plan for the next month without N’Golo Kanté after the midfielder sustained a hamstring injury while on internation...
Guardian - Fri Oct 13 2:41 PM
Chelsea’s momentum had been checked impressively by Manchester City just before the international break, but this fixture should provide an opportunity to rediscover lost rhythm. Even in the absence of Álvaro Morata and N’Golo Kanté, they will travel south across the capital confident that Crysta...
Guardian - Thu Oct 12 9:34 PM
• Manchester City 3-0 St Pölten (City win 6-0 on agg) • England midfielder curls home superb goal Manchester City joined Chelsea in the last 16 of the Women’s Champions League following a 3-0 win over St Pölten. Related: Fran Kirby’s away goal proves vital as Chelsea survive late Bayern scare Con...
Guardian - Thu Oct 12 2:00 PM
Oscar had offers from Atlético Madrid and Italy when he left Chelsea but he chose to play for Shanghai SIPG. As he says: ‘China makes offers players can’t refuse’ A film by Copa90 and Rabona for the Guardian Sport Network When Oscar decided to move from Chelsea to Shanghai SIPG he shocked the foo...
Guardian - Thu Oct 12 11:00 AM
This time last year the Stamford Bridge club started a run which led to the title and their upcoming fixtures offer them the chance to start another Most of the Premier League attention will be on Anfield and the north-west derby this weekend, even if Liverpool’s stuttering start to the season me...
Guardian - Wed Oct 11 10:27 PM
• Bayern Munich 2-1 Chelsea (agg 2-2, Chelsea progress on away goals) • Davison OG 76, Vonkova 83; Kirby 60 Chelsea survived a late scare against Bayern Munich to progress to the last-16 of the Champions League on away goals. Emma Hayes’s side soaked up intense Bayern pressure in the early stages...
Guardian - Mon Oct 9 12:23 PM
• Kanté suffered hamstring problem playing for France in Bulgaria • Striker Álvaro Morata also set to miss Palace game with injury Chelsea are waiting to assess the severity of a hamstring injury sustained by N’Golo Kanté in France’s World Cup qualifying win in Bulgaria on Saturday but expect to...
Guardian - Sat Oct 7 5:05 PM
Chelsea are settling in swiftly at Kingsmeadow and a much-changed XI maintained the feelgood factor with a 1-0 win over Liverpool in the Women’s Super League With two games played, six points and 12 goals plundered, the arrival of Liverpool offered a more taxing challenge, a chance for the Spring...
Guardian - Sat Oct 7 11:30 AM
WSL updates from the 12.30pm BST kick-off at Kingsmeadow Chelsea thank Spence and Lindahl for 1-0 win against Bayern Email your thoughts to Nick , or tweet him @NickMiller79 10.22am BST In tribute to today of course being National Understatement Day*, we’ll start this liveblog by saying that Chel...
Guardian - Wed Oct 4 10:25 PM
• Early goal just enough for triumph at Kingsmeadow • Manchester City win 3-0 at SKN St Polten in Austria Drew Spence’s early goal helped Chelsea beat Bayern Munich 1-0 in the first leg of their Women’s Champions League last-32 tie at Kingsmeadow. Spence tapped home a low cross from Ramona Bachma...
Guardian - Wed Oct 4 8:39 AM
Today’s tittle-tattle is all set for winter Ask any West Bromwich Albion fan old enough to remember Laurie Cunningham, or a Liverpool supporter able to rationally discuss the career of Michael Owen without flying spectacularly off the handle: the problem with having a world-class talent in your r...
Guardian - Tue Oct 3 6:10 PM
• Morata withdrew from the Spain qualifiers against Albania and Israel • But striker targets return against Crystal Palace Chelsea’s medical department intend to conduct their own scans on Álvaro Morata’s hamstring injury later this week, but are hopeful their diagnosis will reveal the damage is...
Guardian - Mon Oct 2 7:07 PM
• £60m striker was withdrawn early in Chelsea’s defeat to Manchester City • Morata out of World Cup squad after scan in Spain reveals extent of injury Chelsea have been dealt a blow after the Spanish Football Federation said Álvaro Morata had sustained a myofascial injury to his hamstring muscles...
Guardian - Mon Oct 2 8:33 AM
Everton’s defence has gone walkabout, Swansea and Southampton are serving up stodgy fare and Antonio Conte may rue being in a tougher league than Serie A Chris Hughton, the Brighton & Hove Albion manager, said it all when he highlighted how his team had not been “out of sight” against Arsenal, ju...
Guardian - Sun Oct 1 10:30 PM
• Manchester City midfielder has thrived since 2014 sale to Wolfsburg • ‘There’s no bad feeling at all, it’s part of life. It’s a business’ Kevin De Bruyne did his best to insist all parties had moved on and, in truth, it was hardly an opportune moment to reveal any lingering bitterness. After al...
Guardian - Sun Oct 1 7:03 PM
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Guardian - Sun Oct 1 3:41 PM
Once a position for the energetic and combative, Manchester City showed it has become one for those who can exploit the space in front of them to shape a game This is what the Premier League has been waiting for since Pep Guardiola arrived at Manchester City. There had been hints of it before, mo...
Guardian - Sun Oct 1 3:09 PM
Manchester City shrugged off the absence of Sergio Agüero to beat Chelsea 1-0 at Stamford Bridge Former Chelsea player Kevin De Bruyne scored the only goal Manager Pep Guardiola was pleased with his team’s display against the defending champions, but insisted that the season was long and there we...
Guardian - Sat Sep 30 10:10 PM
• De Bruyne scored matchwinning goal for Manchester City against Chelsea • ‘I don’t know what happened in the past, but we are talking about a top player’ Antonio Conte admitted Chelsea had lost “the complete player” after Kevin De Bruyne scored the decisive goal against his former club to return...
Guardian - Sat Sep 30 7:35 PM
Perhaps the most alarming thought for the other teams with aspirations of winning the Premier League is that Manchester City can shimmer with this kind of confidence, pass the ball so elegantly and comprehensively outplay the reigning champions at a time when Pep Guardiola’s team are missing the...
Guardian - Sat Sep 30 4:33 PM
Minute-by-minute updates from the 5.30pm (UK time) kick-off Live scores: all the goals from the games around the UK and Europe Send your thoughts to scott.murray@theguardian.com 4.33pm BST Chelsea: Courtois, Rudiger, Christensen, Cahill, Azpilicueta, Kante, Bakayoko, Fabregas, Alonso, Hazard, Mor...
Guardian - Fri Sep 29 10:30 PM
Sergio Agüero’s car accident and the loss of Benjamin Mendy to injury are two severe blows but manager is not interested in excuses Early Friday morning and Pep Guardiola is receiving a second piece of terrible team news before Manchester City’s pivotal trip to Chelsea for Saturday’s late match....