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Archives: Chelsea

Napoli to Appoint Rafa Benitez As Their New Manager Says Club President

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis has confirmed that Rafael Benitez is on the verge of becoming the club’s new manager. According to reports in the Italian media, De Laurentiis told reporters, “I’ve given myself a birthday gift, I’ve signed Benitez. I’ll … Continue reading

Chelsea vs Manchester City Exhibition Game in St Louis: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Tonight marks the first of many Premier League matches on US soil this summer. Chelsea plays Manchester City in St Louis tonight with the game kicking off at 8:20pm ET on ESPN2 and ESPN3.com (for viewers in the United States). … Continue reading

Fernando Torres Focused On Winning Premier League Next Season

Posted on by Kristan Heneage
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Fernando Torres has played down the negative perception of Chelsea, adding that the club are now striving for a Premier League title. The Spanish striker was speaking ahead of Chelsea’s games this week against Manchester City, when he told reporters, … Continue reading

Chelsea vs Manchester City in St Louis: Roll Call For Tonight’s Match

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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The excitement is building for tonight’s post-season exhibition game between Chelsea and Manchester City, which will be played in St Louis. Players from both teams have been training in the States this week, with the Europa League champions Chelsea ready … Continue reading

Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole and Gary Cahill to Miss Chelsea Game Against City in New York: The Daily EPL

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Chelsea and England footballers Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole and Gary Cahill will miss this Saturday’s exhibition game between Chelsea and Manchester City at Yankee Stadium in order to return to London to meet up with the England squad for their … Continue reading

Falcao Nearing Move to Man City; Chelsea Still Interested in Rooney: The Nightly EPL

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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It’s a Saturday night in the United States, which means we get to scour all of the British Sunday tabloids for Premier League news. And boy there are a lot of BS stories tonight! First up is The Sunday People who say … Continue reading

England Manager Roy Hodgson Criticizes Chelsea, Man City and Spurs for Post-Season Tours

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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England manager Roy Hodgson says that Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur have “scotched” England’s friendlies by scheduling post-season friendlies in the United States and, in Tottenham’s case, The Bahamas. Here’s what Hodgson said: “My thinking, which is based a … Continue reading

Winners Announced for Tickets to Chelsea-Manchester City Game at Yankee Stadium

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Earlier this week, we ran a contest to give away two pairs of free tickets to next weekend’s friendly between Chelsea and Manchester City at Yankee Stadium in New York City. We received a ton of entries, and last night … Continue reading

Villa Park Named As Premier League Third-Place Playoff Venue, If Needed

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Aston Villa’s Villa Park has been selected as the venue for the Premier League third-place playoff match, if the game will be necessary after Sunday to determine which team will finish third in the league this season. If after Sunday’s … Continue reading

Rafael Benitez Will Manage Chelsea For 2 Friendlies Against Manchester City in USA Next Week

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez will accompany his team immediately after the season ends on Sunday on the club’s United States post-season tour where they’ll play Manchester City in two friendlies — in St Louis and New York City. Benitez’s … Continue reading

Friday Football Special: Rafa is King, John Terry is a Dick And a Song of the Season [VIDEO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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On the day that Rafa Benitez suggests an unusual bare-bottomed salute for the Chelsea fans from the Europa League open-top bus celebration, Friday Football Special (FFS) brings you the Football Dictionary, more from Ray Winstone and a song from the … Continue reading

Chelsea’s Players Want Fans to Call a Truce With Rafael Benitez: The Daily EPL

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Despite being the victim of a lot of hate from Chelsea supporters during his seven months in charge as manager of Chelsea, Rafa Benitez has overcome adversities from his own supporters to lift the Europa League trophy and end Chelsea’s … Continue reading

If Ever A 34-Year-Old Deserved a One-Year Contract Extension, Frank Lampard Is It

Posted on by Abe Asher
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On Wednesday, Chelsea won the Europa League Final, beating Benfica in the Amsterdam Arena for a second European crown in two years. In itself, that feat is outstanding, and the final was thrilling, but when you consider that Chelsea had … Continue reading

Europa League Final Tactical Review: Chelsea 2-1 Benfica

Posted on by Matt Jones
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With Eden Hazard missing through injury and Victor Moses not fit to start, Chelsea began this one with Ramires on the right hand side and Oscar on the left. Frank Lampard and David Luiz took up the central midfield positions, … Continue reading

John Terry Wears Chelsea Kit And Steals Limelight In Europa League Win: The Nightly EPL

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Despite all of the credit that Chelsea — their footballers and manager — deserve after Wednesday night’s triumphant win in the UEFA Europa League, John Terry stole many of the headlines by lifting the trophy alongside Frank Lampard. That Terry decided to … Continue reading

Be One Of The First To Get Chelsea’s Home Shirt for the 2013-14 Season

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Chelsea’s home shirt for next season is available for pre-order. You can order it now and be one of the first to get it. The shirts are scheduled to ship in late May. If you order your Chelsea shirt through … Continue reading

Chelsea vs Benfica, Europa League Final Match Highlights [VIDEO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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It was another historic night for Chelsea Football Club as they became the first English team since Liverpool in 2000-01 to win the Europa League (then UEFA Cup). The Blues now join the ranks of Juventus, Ajax and Bayern Munich … Continue reading

Chelsea Win UEFA Europa League Final After Stoppage Time Header By Branislav Ivanovic [VIDEO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Chelsea were crowned Champions of Europe once again, this time as winners of the 2012-13 Europa League. The Blues defeated Benfica 2-1 in regulation time after a stoppage-time header by Branislav Ivanovic that sailed into the back of the net. … Continue reading