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Football: Chelsea complete deal for midfielder Bakayoko

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Chelsea completed the signing of French international midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco, the Premier League champions announced on Saturday. The 22-year-old joined Antonio Conte’s Chelsea on a five-year contract for a reported fee of up to £39.7 million ($51.98m, 45.3m euros) after helping the principality …

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Hazard ruled out for three months

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard is likely to miss the beginning of next season as the Premier League champions announced on Monday he is sidelined for three months after undergoing ankle surgery. The Belgium international fractured his ankle training ahead of the friendly with the …

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Mertesacker returns to inspire Arsenal’s Cup glory

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Over a year after Per Mertesacker last started for Arsenal, the German defender came in from the cold to provide the inspiration for his side’s dramatic FA Cup final victory over Chelsea on Saturday. With Arsenal’s defence ravaged by injury and suspension, Gunners boss Arsene …

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Ramsey fires Wenger to record seventh FA Cup

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Aaron Ramsey scored a 79th-minute header to earn Arsenal a stunning 2-1 win over Double-chasing Chelsea on Saturday and deliver embattled manager Arsene Wenger a record seventh FA Cup. Wenger has been barracked by his own fans and failed to secure Champions League qualification …

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Wenger invokes spirit of 2005 in FA Cup history bid

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  History-chasing Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes his team will upset the form book and overcome their defensive injury crisis by beating Double hopefuls Chelsea in Saturday’s FA Cup final. Despite Antonio Conte’s claims to the contrary, Chelsea are the favourites, having already swept to …

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Chelsea legend Terry exits to guard of honour

  London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Chelsea legend John Terry’s final appearance at Stamford Bridge ended with his team-mates forming a guard of honour as he exited in the 26th minute of the Premier League clash with Sunderland. The 36-year-old — the time of his premature departure chiming with …

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Conte’s tactical coup makes Chelsea click again

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  It is rare when the pivotal moment in a title race occurs in September — rarer still when it can be pinpointed to the minute — but such has been Chelsea’s season. After drawing with Swansea City and losing to Liverpool, Chelsea found themselves …

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Chelsea win Premier League title

West Bromwich, United Kingdom | AFP |  Chelsea secured the Premier League title on Friday after substitute Michy Batshuayi’s 82nd-minute goal earned Antonio Conte’s side a hard-earned 1-0 victory at West Bromwich Albion. The Belgian striker’s goal took Chelsea 10 points clear of second-place Tottenham Hotspur, who have only nine …

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Fabregas condemns Boro as Chelsea close on title

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Cesc Fabregas sparkled as Chelsea moved to within touching distance of the Premier League title and condemned Middlesbrough to relegation with a breezy 3-0 home win on Monday. Fabregas made sure Chelsea capitalised on Tottenham Hotspur’s 1-0 defeat at West Ham United on Friday …

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