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Guardian - Sat Mar 10 8:09 PM
Chelsea claimed three points after a turbulent week, but their performance still left something to be desired as Crystal Palace nearly clawed their way back into the match with a display of fighting spirit. Two goals in a dominant first half, both of which interacted with the body of Martin Kelly...
Guardian - Sat Mar 10 5:12 PM
Premier League updates from the 5.30pm GMT kick-off Live scoreboard: all Saturday’s latest scores and results And you can email Simon here , or tweet him her 5.08pm GMT “I’m surprised to see him back this quickly, ” says Roy Hodgson of Zaha, who along with Sakho is in the squad today – but only o...
Guardian - Fri Mar 9 10:47 PM
• Chelsea manager lays down the law to Belgian playmaker • Conte expected to use Olivier Giroud against Palace on Saturday Eden Hazard has been warned by Antonio Conte that he could find himself back as a false No 9 despite the Belgian playmaker having publicly voiced his frustrations with the ro...
Guardian - Fri Mar 9 3:10 PM
The ailing champions have long been spying this fixture as potential relief in amidst collisions with Barcelona and the two Manchester clubs, but they have lost to Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge in each of the last two seasons. This game may come too soon for Wilfried Zaha to return to the vis...
Guardian - Fri Mar 9 9:19 AM
Today’s rumours are waiting for one to land Antonio Conte was joined at training this week by a captain, leader, legend who certainly knows his way around Cobham. But if John Terry was hoping a little bit of conspicuous swotting up might get him a foot in the door when the Italian’s long arrivede...
Guardian - Wed Mar 7 1:11 PM
Jürgen Klopp has given Antonio Conte the template: Chelsea must banish defeatism and be ‘hungry, alert and aggressive’ in season-saving Champions League second leg at Camp Nou People are predicting the end of the Premier League as we know it just because Chelsea showed so little ambition against...
Guardian - Tue Mar 6 12:40 PM
The Manchester United manager, José Mourinho, described his side’s performance as ‘remarkable, but with mistakes’ after Nemanja Matic scored a stoppage time winner to give them a 3-2 win over Crystal Palace. Relegation-threatened Palace had led 2-0 at the start of the second half. Mourinho also a...
Guardian - Tue Mar 6 9:25 AM
Today’s fluff was the light for me to find my truth A stoppage time Nemanja Matic wondergoal might have brought Manchester United three points at Crystal Palace last night but this morning José Mourinho is more interested in delivering three players . Not just any players, either: Barcelona playe...
Guardian - Mon Mar 5 10:16 PM
This game had drifted into stoppage time at the end when Nemanja Matic, a player whose performance had drifted at times, collected a clearance well outside the Crystal Palace area, waited for the ball to bounce and belted a glorious volley at goal. The ball swerved viciously, arcing away from Way...
Guardian - Mon Mar 5 9:28 PM
• Midfielder said to have alarmed team-mates after fainting on Friday • Kanté cleared by specialist but did not feature against Man City N’Golo Kanté missed Chelsea’s visit to Manchester City on Sunday after fainting at the club’s training ground on Friday, according to reports. The 26-year-old r...
Guardian - Mon Mar 5 4:09 PM
The defending champions desperately needed a positive result on Sunday, yet they set up negatively and played even worse, suggesting they did not believe victory was possible There was a moment in the second half of Manchester City’s win against Chelsea – it was probably with about quarter of an...
Guardian - Mon Mar 5 11:20 AM
• Antonio Conte played Hazard as a false nine versus Manchester City • Chelsea lost 1-0 and Hazard admits they didn’t “play a good game” Eden Hazard believes he could have played for “three hours” against Manchester City in Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat and still not received the ball. Chelsea lost to a B...
Guardian - Mon Mar 5 8:39 AM
Chris Hughton deserves plaudits, Sam Allardyce will not win Everton fans’ affections and Spurs look ready for Juventus There is something striking about watching the defending champions cede their title to their successors, and this was a particularly mournful way to go about it. The last time a...
Guardian - Sun Mar 4 8:27 PM
• Chelsea manager says remarks on Sky Sports were ‘stupid’ • Redknapp called Chelsea’s display a ‘crime against football’ Antonio Conte branded the Sky Sports pundits Jamie Redknapp and Gary Neville “stupid” after they described Chelsea’s display in their 1-0 defeat by Manchester City as “anti-fo...
Guardian - Sun Mar 4 8:27 PM
Belgian playmaker trudged a lonely path, a caged bird in a No 10 shirt, as reigning champions were beaten despite adopting an ultra defensive approach With 89 minutes gone at a drenched, slightly woozy Etihad Stadium Eden Hazard was taken off, bringing to an end an afternoon spent chasing fruitle...
Guardian - Sun Mar 4 6:34 PM
By the time it was all done, with Manchester City easing 18 points clear at the top of the Premier League table, it was difficult to remember that it was actually the team wearing the darker shade of blue who could legitimately call themselves champions of England. For City, that honour is just a...
Guardian - Sun Mar 4 3:16 PM
Updates from the 4pm GMT kick-off at the Etihad Jonathan Wilson: Chelsea still miss Matic and Costa Vincent Kompany: ‘I don’t want our level to drop’ And email Simon or tweet @Simon_Burnton 3.13pm GMT Kante’s absence will be extremely debilitating for Chelsea, for this of all matches; City have o...