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Archives: Chelsea

Arsenal vs. Chelsea Community Shield preview and predicted lineups

Posted on by Ayo Isaiah

The Premier League’s first piece of silverware is up for grabs today as champions Chelsea play FA Cup winners Arsenal in the Community Shield at Wembley. Both sides are meeting for only the second time in this competition after Didier Drogba … Continue reading

Rare footage of Chelsea vs. Arsenal from 1935 in front of 82,905 fans at Stamford Bridge

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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As Chelsea and Arsenal prepare to face-off for the FA Community Shield on Sunday, watch this throwback video from October 14, 1935 presented by Gaumont British News. The game finished in a 1-1 draw in front of 82,905 fans, a record … Continue reading

Arsene Wenger backed to rise above taunts from Jose Mourinho

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger can easily brush off Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho's pre-season taunts, according to Martin Keown. Former Arsenal defender Keown believes Mourinho knows full well Chelsea are in little position to accuse rivals of buying their way to … Continue reading

Chelsea’s 13-match unbeaten run against Arsenal is not a factor, says Mourinho

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho insists his personal 13-match unbeaten record against Arsene Wenger's Arsenal is irrelevant ahead of Sunday's Community Shield at Wembley. Mourinho is adamant his focus is only on the future as the Premier League champions face the … Continue reading

No striker concerns for Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho

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Jose Mourinho has confidence in the strength of his Chelsea squad ahead of the season curtain-raiser against Arsenal at Wembley on Sunday. The Premier League champions face the FA Cup winners in the Community Shield, with Mourinho refusing to discuss … Continue reading

Chelsea vs. Barcelona: Adventures on the road with the International Champions Cup

Posted on by Amadi Tidiane

In what was to be the final International Champions Cup (ICC) match I covered, I traveled to Washington D.C. to watch Chelsea play against Barcelona.  Having spent the majority of my time covering the ICC in the New York/New Jersey … Continue reading

Jose Mourinho makes jokes about Rafa Benitez’s weight

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Jose Mourinho has hit back at Rafael Benitez's wife – with a remarkable jibe about his rival manager's weight. Montserrat Seara had claimed in Spanish newspaper La Region that her husband "tidied up the mess" left behind by Mourinho after … Continue reading

Asmir Begovic targets starting role at Chelsea

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New Chelsea signing Asmir Begovic insists he has no desire to play second fiddle to first-choice goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. Begovic joined the Blues from Premier League rivals Stoke on a four-year deal earlier this month following the departure of Petr … Continue reading

Comparing the transfer spends of Chelsea vs. Arsenal

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Jose Mourinho has claimed Arsenal are “more than ready to be title contenders” after spending heavily in the transfer market. Here is a comparison between the spending of Mourinho’s Chelsea and Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal over the last two years. CHELSEA … Continue reading

Jose Mourinho believes Arsenal can challenge for title this season

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes Arsenal are ready to challenge for the Barclays Premier League crown this season. Arsene Wenger has delivered three Premier League titles since replacing Bruce Rioch as manager in 1996, but the Gunners have finished no … Continue reading

Montreal Impact aquire rights to sign Didier Drogba

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell

After acquiring the right to sign Didier Drogba, the Chicago Fire have traded the Ivorian national for allocation money to the Montreal Impact according to the team’s official website. Not officially a part of the roster just yet, Drogba must … Continue reading

Jose Mourinho claims rivals are trying to buy the title

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Chelsea manager José Mourinho has suggested that the Blues’ Premier League rivals are attempting to buy the title. The champions have watched their major rivals for the title strengthen significantly, while they have barely bought anyone save for replacements for … Continue reading

Barcelona vow to fight Premier League clubs to sign best players

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Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu has vowed to fight Premier League clubs for the best players in the world and stop them from dominating the transfer market despite their new-found riches. The top of the English game is now awash with … Continue reading

Diego Costa won’t change his overly-aggressive style for Chelsea this season

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Diego Costa sees no need to change the approach which drew some criticism throughout his debut season in England. The Chelsea striker scored 20 goals as the Blues won the Premier League title, but his all-action style often provided as … Continue reading

Adventures on the road with the International Champions Cup in New York/New Jersey

Posted on by Amadi Tidiane

As any soccer fan will tell you, while watching your favorite club on television is pretty great, seeing their favorite club live, in the flesh, is a luxury. As I watched the thousands of eager fans stream into Red Bull … Continue reading

Chelsea fans banned over Metro incident

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Four Chelsea fans caught up in the Paris Metro train race row have been banned from football matches for up to five years. Video showed Frenchman Souleymane Sylla repeatedly pushed off the carriage amid chants of "we're racist, we're racist, … Continue reading

It’ll take a huge fee for Chelsea to sign John Stones from Everton, says Mourinho

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has conceded it may take a huge fee to prise Everton defender John Stones away from Goodison Park. The Premier League champions had a bid reported to be in the region of £20million rebuffed by the … Continue reading

Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford moves to Crystal Palace on loan

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Chelsea forward Patrick Bamford has completed a season-long loan move to Crystal Palace. The 21-year-old won the Championship Player of the Year award for his displays whilst at Middlesbrough last season, scoring 17 goals before the Teessiders lost the play-off … Continue reading