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Chelsea pledge action after anti-Semitic chants

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Chelsea have promised to take the “strongest possible action” against any supporters found to have sung an anti-Semitic chant in Budapest, just days after four fans were suspended for abusing Raheem Sterling. Minutes into Thursday’s Europa League clash with Vidi in Budapest’s Groupama Arena, …

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AC Milan out of Europe as Eintracht fans run riot at Lazio

Paris, France | AFP | Olympiakos dumped AC Milan out of the Europa League on Thursday after beating the seven-time European champions 3-1 in a pulsating clash in Greece, while Eintracht Frankfurt fans ran riot during the German side’s win at Lazio and Celtic made the knockout stages despite losing …

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Klopp banking on Chelsea to slow City charge as Napoli tie looms

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Jurgen Klopp will be desperately hoping Chelsea can slow down Manchester City’s title charge this weekend as he balances his Premier League ambitions with a Champions League decider against Napoli. Unbeaten Liverpool are clinging on in the title race — scoring deep into added …

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Tale of two Belgians exposes gulf between Chelsea and Man City

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Chelsea’s Premier League title challenge to Manchester City has faded dramatically in recent weeks as Eden Hazard’s goals have dried up to leave Maurizio Sarri’s men 10 points adrift of the champions ahead of Saturday’s clash between the sides at Stamford Bridge. Even in …

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Sarri slams Chelsea’s complacency in defeat at Wolves

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom | AFP | Maurizio Sarri accused his Chelsea players of over-confidence after throwing away a lead to lose 2-1 at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday. Chelsea looked to be on course for victory thanks to Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s early opener as the visitors dominated the first-half, but two goals …

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Chelsea’s Hazard must decide over new contract: Sarri

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Belgian playmaker Eden Hazard must make up his mind whether he wishes to commit to Chelsea and extend his contract worth a rumoured £350,000 ($450,000) a week, the club’s manager Maurizio Sarri said. The 27-year-old — whose present deal runs till June 2020 — …

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African great Drogba retires from football

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Ivory Coast and Chelsea great Didier Drogba announced his retirement on Wednesday after a 20-year career. The 40-year-old scored 164 goals in 381 appearances for Chelsea, winning four Premier League titles, four FA Cups and the 2012 Champions League, while he is also Ivory …

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Chelsea’s Barkley fears hostile reception against Everton

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley is braced for a hostile reception when his old club Everton visit Stamford Bridge on Sunday. Barkley left Everton to join Chelsea in January after 13 years at Goodison Park and this weekend faces the Toffees for the first time …

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