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Messi ends Chelsea drought to give Barcelona last-16 edge

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Chelsea manager Antonio Conte rued one costly mistake as Lionel Messi gave Barcelona the upper hand from the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie by salvaging a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge. Messi struck for the first time in nine games against …

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Barca visit presents Champions League stage Conte craves

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Barcelona’s visit to Chelsea on Tuesday gives Antonio Conte the perfect opportunity to reaffirm his stature as one of Europe’s greatest coaches. “To play against Barcelona is a great challenge for us,” Conte said after easing the pressure on his job with back-to-back home …

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Chelsea paying for Champions League gain – Hazard

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard believes the English champions’ defence of their title was always going to be compromised by a return to Champions League football this season. Despite the Belgian’s 13th goal of the season, Chelsea crumbled to a 4-1 defeat at Watford on …

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What’s gone wrong at Chelsea?

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Chelsea’s troubled season hit a new low on Monday as the Premier League champions crashed to a 4-1 defeat at Watford that heaped fresh pressure on beleaguered boss Antonio Conte. Less than a year after being hailed as the mastermind of Chelsea’s title triumph, …

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Unconcerned Conte puts ball in Chelsea’s court

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Chelsea manager Antonio Conte said he will lose no sleep over the threat he could be sacked less than a year after winning the Premier League following a 4-1 thrashing at Watford on Monday. The champions have now conceded seven goals in their last …

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Conte still confident in his ability at Chelsea

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Chelsea boss Antonio Conte insisted he remains the best man to lead the Londoners despite an alarming dip in form from the Premier League champions in his second season in charge. Wednesday’s shock 3-0 home defeat to Bournemouth left Chelsea down in fourth, 18 …

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Top-four battle heats up for Premier League’s big spenders

London, United Kingdom | AFP | The intensifying battle for Champions League places takes centre stage in the Premier League this weekend as Liverpool host Tottenham, while Manchester United and Chelsea seek to recover from damaging defeats. Just five points now separate United in second from Spurs in fifth, with …

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Bournemouth stun Chelsea as Giroud looks on

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Olivier Giroud was a helpless spectator as Chelsea slumped to a shock 3-0 home defeat by Bournemouth in the Premier League on Wednesday. Giroud had completed a move across London from Arsenal worth a reported £18 million ($26 million, 21 million euros) earlier in …

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