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Premier League: After verbal confrontation with Liverpool bench, Frank Lampard tells Champions not to get too arrogant
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Premier League: After verbal confrontation with Liverpool bench, Frank Lampard tells Champions not to get too arrogant

Lampard was involved in an exchange with Liverpool’s bench after a free kick was awarded against Chelsea’s Mateo Kovacic.

Premier League: Duncan Ferguson makes instant impact as Everton beat Chelsea to move out of relegation zone
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Premier League: Duncan Ferguson makes instant impact as Everton beat Chelsea to move out of relegation zone

Two goals from Dominic Calvert-Lewin after Richarlison’s early opener justified Ferguson decision to shake up the side with an aggressive 4-4-2 formation as the former Everton striker replaced the sacked Marco Silva in the dugout

Champions League: Chelsea's Tammy Abraham plays down hip injury scare, says 'it's much better than when it happened'
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Champions League: Chelsea's Tammy Abraham plays down hip injury scare, says 'it's much better than when it happened'

'At the time I was fearful of the worst obviously, but I got in and was able to walk again, move about,' Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham plays down hip injury fears.

Champions League: Chelsea, Liverpool held to draws by Valencia, Napoli; Lionel Messi powers Barcelona to last 16
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Champions League: Chelsea, Liverpool held to draws by Valencia, Napoli; Lionel Messi powers Barcelona to last 16

Chelsea held to 2-2 draw by Valencia and are yet to seal their berth in the final 16 while Barcelona finished at the top of their group to progress in the knockout stages of the game. Defending champions Liverpool will require hard work to make it into the next round of Champions League.

Premier League: N'Golo Kante in line to return from injury lay-off, confirms Chelsea manager Frank Lampard
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Premier League: N'Golo Kante in line to return from injury lay-off, confirms Chelsea manager Frank Lampard

League Cup fourth round defeat by Manchester United ended Chelsea's seven match winning streak and Lampard suggested that the setback was due to a shortage of midfield options.

Chelsea show glimpses of promising future under Frank Lampard after spirited display against Liverpool in UEFA Super Cup
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Chelsea show glimpses of promising future under Frank Lampard after spirited display against Liverpool in UEFA Super Cup

The aggressive pressing and the numbers forward when in attack left the defense vulnerable and exposed, but Chelsea’s future, if complicated, shouldn’t be unmanageable.

Premier League: Despite not hitting perfect notes, Manchester United expose Chelsea's worryingly porous defence
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Premier League: Despite not hitting perfect notes, Manchester United expose Chelsea's worryingly porous defence

Chelsea were brilliant with the ball at their feet, constantly probing and prodding until the last minute but it was the dearth of compactness in their defensive system which facilitated their defeat

LaLiga: Real Madrid's new Belgian hero Eden Hazard says he wishes to become a 'Galactico' at club
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LaLiga: Real Madrid's new Belgian hero Eden Hazard says he wishes to become a 'Galactico' at club

Eden Hazard said on Thursday he wants to become a 'Galactico' at Real Madrid and believes he is joining the club at the perfect moment in his career.

Premier League: Maurizio Sarri needs to fix Chelsea’s broken system but their feeble stars aren’t free from blame
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Premier League: Maurizio Sarri needs to fix Chelsea’s broken system but their feeble stars aren’t free from blame

Chelsea’s system is broken. Teams have worked a way out to stop them from effectively playing their football and so far Sarri has had no answer to counter that

Premier League: Chelsea ride on Alvaro Morata's brace to sink Crystal Palace, move to second place in the table
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Premier League: Chelsea ride on Alvaro Morata's brace to sink Crystal Palace, move to second place in the table

Alvaro Morata scored twice to take unbeaten Chelsea above Liverpool into second place in the Premier League behind Manchester City on Sunday, but Maurizio Sarri's men made hard work of seeing off Crystal Palace 3-1.

Premier League: Chelsea's Ross Barkley repays Maurizio Sarri's faith with starring role against Southampton
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Premier League: Chelsea's Ross Barkley repays Maurizio Sarri's faith with starring role against Southampton

Chelsea were always expected to beat Southampton but Arsenal's 5-1 defeat of Fulham earlier in the day only added to the pressure on Sarri's side to collect three points

Premier League: Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Ross Barkley struggle to break into Chelsea side as Mateo Kovacic continues great run of form
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Premier League: Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Ross Barkley struggle to break into Chelsea side as Mateo Kovacic continues great run of form

Chelsea Football Club's English duo of Ross Barkley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek have struggled to force their way into the team, due to Mateo Kovacic's good run of form.

Europa League: Ross Barkley hopes his performances at Chelsea will lead to England recall
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Europa League: Ross Barkley hopes his performances at Chelsea will lead to England recall

Barkley has thrived under Maurizio Sarri and hopes to be named in the England squad for Nations League matches with World Cup runners-up Croatia and Spain.

Premier League: Chelsea efficiently countered Liverpool’s pressing as both teams share spoils after pulsating affair
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Premier League: Chelsea efficiently countered Liverpool’s pressing as both teams share spoils after pulsating affair

There lies a testament to Sarri’s influence in less than three months that Chelsea efficiently countered Liverpool’s press with their own style of play – netting the first goal of the game with some incredible first-touch football.

Premier League: Chelsea need more than Eden Hazard's brilliance to beat Jurgen Klopp's full-strength Liverpool side
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Premier League: Chelsea need more than Eden Hazard's brilliance to beat Jurgen Klopp's full-strength Liverpool side

Liverpool in the Premier League, however, are a completely different proposition as they remain one of the true contenders for the Premier League this season alongside Manchester City, while Maurizio Sarri's Chelsea are the outsiders.

Premier League: Eden Hazard says he's 'feeling good' playing in Maurizio Sarri's new system at Chelsea
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Premier League: Eden Hazard says he's 'feeling good' playing in Maurizio Sarri's new system at Chelsea

Eden Hazard admits he is enjoying playing for new Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri, but the Belgium star remains coy over his future plans.

Premier League: Chelsea look to get Maurizio Sarri era off to a winning start at Huddersfield Twon
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Premier League: Chelsea look to get Maurizio Sarri era off to a winning start at Huddersfield Twon

A frantic 48 hours in the transfer market provided Chelsea with a timely lift after last weekend's Community Shield defeat to Manchester City.

Premier League: Maurizio Sarri convinced Eden Hazard will stay at Chelsea in spite of Thibaut Courtois' departure
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Premier League: Maurizio Sarri convinced Eden Hazard will stay at Chelsea in spite of Thibaut Courtois' departure

Chelsea's new Italian manager has assured fans that star man Eden Hazard will not follow in the footsteps of Thibaut Courtois and leave the club to go to Real Madrid.

La Liga: Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois signs for Real Madrid, says move is a 'dream come true'
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La Liga: Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois signs for Real Madrid, says move is a 'dream come true'

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois says that playing for Real Madrid is like a dream come true, and promises to fight for his place against Keylor Navas, who has been between the sticks for the Spanish club for a few seasons now.

Premier League: Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho left frustrated as clubs race to beat new deadline
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Premier League: Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho left frustrated as clubs race to beat new deadline

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho does not expect to add to his squad as the Premier League transfer window closes on Thursday, despite warning a difficult season lies ahead for the English giants without further recruits.