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Alonso brace boosts Chelsea, Huddersfield win again

  London, United Kingdom | AFP | Premier League champions Chelsea got the boost they badly needed on Sunday as a double from Marcos Alonso gave them a 2-1 victory over last season’s runners-up Tottenham Hotspur in Antonio Conte’s 50th game in charge.The 26-year-old Spaniard struck the winner with less than …

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Alonso ruins Spurs’ Wembley house-warming

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Tottenham Hotspur made a losing start to life as Wembley’s full-time tenants after Marcos Alonso’s double earned Premier League champions Chelsea a 2-1 victory on Sunday. The Spaniard struck either side of a late Michy Batshuayi own goal to get Chelsea back to winning ways …

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Five infamous sulks

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Diego Costa’s stand-off with English Premier League champions Chelsea is just the latest in a long line of disputes between players and their employers. Here AFP Sport picks out five such infamous examples: French World Cup squad’s ‘Busman’s holiday’ Probably the most spectacular and humiliating …

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Chelsea have ‘problems’ but Conte doesn’t want sympathy

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Antonio Conte insists he isn’t looking for sympathy despite admitting Chelsea are facing problems at the start of their Premier League title defence. Conte has been frustrated by Chelsea’s failure to land his top transfer targets while the champions’ title rivals embarked on multi-million pound …

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Chelsea owner Abramovich splits from wife

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Russian billionaire and Chelsea football club owner Roman Abramovich and his wife, gallerist Darya or “Dasha” Zhukova, have separated, a spokesman for Abramovich confirmed to AFP. “After 10 years together, the two of us have made the difficult decision to separate, but we remain close …

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Five things we learnt from the Community Shield

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Arsenal warmed up for the new Premier League season by winning the Community Shield on Sunday with a 4-1 penalty shoot-out victory over Chelsea after a 1-1 draw. Here AFP Sport looks at five things learnt from the Wembley clash: Lacazette lacks punch Signed to …

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Wenger calls for united front as Arsenal make Shield statement

nger London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Arsene Wenger pleaded with Arsenal fans to stay united after his side made a statement of intent with their Community Shield victory over Chelsea on Sunday. After spending much of last season under fire from supporters frustrated by Arsenal’s travails, Gunners boss Wenger …

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Arsenal beat Chelsea in Community Shield

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and star signing Alvaro Morata were the Chelsea fall guys as Arsenal won the Community Shield 4-1 on penalties at Wembley on Sunday. Goals from Chelsea’s Victor Moses and Arsenal new boy Sead Kolasinac sent the game to a shootout and …

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Five questions ahead of Community Shield

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Premier League champions Chelsea face FA Cup holders Arsenal in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday. Here AFP Sport looks at five key questions ahead of the annual curtain raiser to the English top-flight season: Pressure on Wenger As the rain lashed down on …

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Lacazette, Morata in unexpected showdown

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Had the close season panned out as initially expected, Alexandre Lacazette and Alvaro Morata would not be lining up for Arsenal and Chelsea in Sunday’s Community Shield at Wembley. After 14 years at Lyon, Lacazette decided it was time to move on and was reported …

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