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Premier League: Chelsea's Thomas Tuchel challenges Tammy Abraham to become 'impossible' to leave out
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Premier League: Chelsea's Thomas Tuchel challenges Tammy Abraham to become 'impossible' to leave out

Abraham has only just shaken off a niggling ankle problem suffered in the 2-0 Premier League win over Newcastle on 15 February.

Champions League: Time for Thomas Tuchel to take tough decisions at Chelsea ahead of Porto clash
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Champions League: Time for Thomas Tuchel to take tough decisions at Chelsea ahead of Porto clash

A lack of goals has been a persistent problem for Chelsea, with the Blues scoring just 13 times in their last 11 Premier League games.

FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers, matchday: France begin campaign against Ukraine; Belgium face Wales
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FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers, matchday: France begin campaign against Ukraine; Belgium face Wales

Belgium, the world's top-ranked team which finished third at the 2018 World Cup, looks to end a four-match winless run against Wales.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Familiar look to Didier Deschamps' France for start of title defence
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Familiar look to Didier Deschamps' France for start of title defence

Only 14 members of Didier Deschamps' 26-man squad for the start of qualifying went to the last World Cup

Premier League: Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel urges Tammy Abraham to fight for place in squad
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Premier League: Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel urges Tammy Abraham to fight for place in squad

Abraham, who has scored 12 goals in 30 appearances for Chelsea this season, was also substituted at half-time against Southampton the previous week.

Champions League: Olivier Giroud's acrobatic strike helps Chelsea beat Atletico in first-leg of Round of 16
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Champions League: Olivier Giroud's acrobatic strike helps Chelsea beat Atletico in first-leg of Round of 16

Diego Simeone's side had put on a typically disciplined defensive performance until that point but Giroud's moment of genius means they will have to score in London on 17 March if they are to avoid an early exit.

Premier League: Chelsea fail to ease pressure on Frank Lampard after draw against Villa; Leicester and Palace share spoils
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Premier League: Chelsea fail to ease pressure on Frank Lampard after draw against Villa; Leicester and Palace share spoils

Chelsea failed to ease the mounting pressure on manager Frank Lampard as Aston Villa came from behind to earn a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge on Monday, as a coronavirus outbreak at Manchester City caused their clash at Everton to be postponed.

Premier League: Chelsea's Frank Lampard dismisses talk of 'spygate' in build up to clash with Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds
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Premier League: Chelsea's Frank Lampard dismisses talk of 'spygate' in build up to clash with Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds

Lampard and Bielsa will face off for the first time since the 2019 play-offs in the second-tier Championship, when Derby, then managed by Lampard, beat Leeds at the end of a turbulent campaign.

Champions League: Neymar's brace for PSG puts Manchester United to the sword; Olivier Giroud scores four for Chelsea
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Champions League: Neymar's brace for PSG puts Manchester United to the sword; Olivier Giroud scores four for Chelsea

PSG could have been on the brink of elimination from Group H with a defeat at Old Trafford but Neymar put last season's runners-up ahead in the sixth minute and the world's most expensive player sealed their victory in stoppage time.

Premier League: Chelsea, Tottenham play out goalless draw; Wolves clinch victory against Arsenal
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Premier League: Chelsea, Tottenham play out goalless draw; Wolves clinch victory against Arsenal

Jose Mourinho's side climbed above previous leaders Liverpool on goal difference after a sterile London derby at Stamford Bridge.

UEFA Nations League: Spain smash six goals past hapless Germany to enter finals; France beat Sweden
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UEFA Nations League: Spain smash six goals past hapless Germany to enter finals; France beat Sweden

Germany now have several months to reflect on this loss before the start of 2022 World Cup qualifying in March and then the delayed Euro 2020 in June and July.

France legend Michel Platini says Olivier Giroud ‘has quality’ to lead Les Bleus’ front line ahead of Ukraine game
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France legend Michel Platini says Olivier Giroud ‘has quality’ to lead Les Bleus’ front line ahead of Ukraine game

Giroud has played just 17 minutes out of Chelsea's three Premier League games this season but is tipped to feature in France’s starting line-up in spite of criticism for his overly physical style.

UEFA Nations League: Cristiano Ronaldo crosses 100 national goals in Portugal win, Belgium put five past Iceland
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UEFA Nations League: Cristiano Ronaldo crosses 100 national goals in Portugal win, Belgium put five past Iceland

Ronaldo, capped 165 times by Portugal, is second only to Iran's Ali Daei, on 109, in the list of top men's international goal scorers.

Premier League: Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool beat Chelsea in eight-goal thriller before long-awaited championship celebration
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Premier League: Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool beat Chelsea in eight-goal thriller before long-awaited championship celebration

Liverpool ensured the end of their 30-year title drought long ago. Only the three-month delay to the season because of the coronavirus pandemic delayed the coronation.

FA Cup: David De Gea's slip-ups help Chelsea beat Manchester United 3-1, set up all-London final with Arsenal
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FA Cup: David De Gea's slip-ups help Chelsea beat Manchester United 3-1, set up all-London final with Arsenal

After their 3-1 victory over Manchester United in the semi-final, Chelsea return to the Wembley Stadium on 1 August to face Arsenal, who had handed Manchester City a 2-0 loss on Saturday.

Premier League: Olivier Giroud has an important role at Chelsea, asserts Frank Lampard
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Premier League: Olivier Giroud has an important role at Chelsea, asserts Frank Lampard

Giroud netted just before half-time to consolidate Chelsea’s third place in the Premier League, as they won 1-0 at Stamford Bridge and moved closer to securing a Champions League berth.

Premier League: Olivier Giroud header boosts Chelsea's Champions League chances with victory over Norwich
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Premier League: Olivier Giroud header boosts Chelsea's Champions League chances with victory over Norwich

Olivier Giroud scored with virtually the last touch of the first half as Chelsea consolidated third place in the Premier League and moved four points above Leicester City and Manchester United in the battle for a top-four finish.

Premier League: Chelsea must get used to pressure as top-four race intensifies, says manager Frank Lampard
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Premier League: Chelsea must get used to pressure as top-four race intensifies, says manager Frank Lampard

“We can’t get too caught up in what everyone else does at the moment and we did that well tonight," Chelsea boss Frank Lampard reacts after side's 3-0 win over Watford.

Premier League: Faltering restart for Liverpool title charge after shutdown; Chelsea secure comeback win at Aston Villa
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Premier League: Faltering restart for Liverpool title charge after shutdown; Chelsea secure comeback win at Aston Villa

With eight games still remaining, Liverpool has plenty of breathing space to end the drought and win its first domestic championship since 1990.

Premier League: Olivier Giroud, Christian Pulisic score in Chelsea win; Newcastle ease past 10-man Sheffield United
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Premier League: Olivier Giroud, Christian Pulisic score in Chelsea win; Newcastle ease past 10-man Sheffield United

The result left Chelsea fourth on 51 points from 30 games, five ahead of fifth-placed Manchester United, while Villa’s hopes of avoiding the drop were dented as they stayed second-bottom on 26 points, one point adrift of the safety zone.