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Archives: Chelsea

Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 10: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Seven Premier League matches today. Each of them are excellent match-ups in what promises to be an excellent day. With the clocks changing in the UK last week, and the US not changing theirs until tomorrow, all of the games … Continue reading

Referees Have Held Talks About Not Taking Charge of Chelsea Games and Even Discussed Strike: The Nightly EPL

Posted on by Alex Muller
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The Sun has an exclusive story tonight that referee officials have already held talks about not taking charge of Chelsea games and have even discussed strike action in response to the club claiming that referee Mark Clattenburg has made racist … Continue reading

Sir Alex Ferguson ‘Convinced’ Mark Clattenburg is Innocent: The Daily EPL

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Trust Sir Alex Ferguson to stir up some trouble and to put more pressure on Chelsea Football Club, the team that sits atop the Premier League table. Ferguson has come out today and said that he’s convinced that Mark Clattenburg … Continue reading

Chelsea Launch Probe After Photo Appears to Show Chelsea Fan Making a Monkey Gesture: The Daily EPL

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Any apparent racial remark or gesture is under the microscope in the Premier League nowadays particularly after the events of the past 12 months involving numerous different incidents. And now, a new scandal has emerged after a Chelsea fan apparently … Continue reading

League Cup, Fourth Round Open Thread: Chelsea vs Man Utd, Liverpool vs Swansea, Norwich vs Spurs

Posted on by Alex Muller
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That’s what I get for not setting up an open thread for yesterday’s Capital One Cup matches — a thriller between Reading and Arsenal, and plenty of upsets in the League Cup. I won’t be making that mistake again, so no … Continue reading

It’s Time For Video Technology to be Introduced To Help Make Offside Decisions

Posted on by Tony Butterworth
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What a mess I am in. Despite my love of modern tools, music and life, I have a broad traditionalist streak when it comes to my soccer. Then, despite my passion for Manchester United and my dislike of Liverpool and … Continue reading

Mark Clattenburg Removed From Weekend Games as FA Examines Chelsea Racism Claim: The Nightly EPL

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Referee Mark Clattenburg has been removed from this weekend’s fixtures as the Football Association is set to examine Chelsea’s racism claim. Clattenburg’s diabolical refereeing decisions was one thing. But now his alleged words have created a storm of controversy. Here … Continue reading

What’s the Solution To Kick Out Diving From the Premier League?

Posted on by Guy Robert
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To simulate or not to simulate, that is the question. Whether ‘tis nobler to stay on one’s feet or hit the ground and try to gain an advantage (sorry, Billy). Yesterday’s incident with Fernando Torres once again throws one of … Continue reading

Premier League Sunday, Gameweek 9 Match Highlights [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Fifteen goals in four Premier League matches is a healthy return on a Premier League day — an average of 3.75 goals per match. If you missed any of the goals or highlights, here they are for your viewing pleasure (US … Continue reading

Mark Clattenburg Accused of Racial Slur During Chelsea v Man United Match: The Nightly EPL

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Here we go again. There are fresh allegations tonight of a racial slur uttered in the Premier League. But it’s not between players. Instead referee Mark Clattenburg has been accused of making a racist remark during Sunday’s match between Chelsea … Continue reading

Premier League Referees Playing With Fire By Awarding Yellows For Diving

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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The referees in the Premier League now seem intent on trying to stamp diving out of the game based on the matches this weekend. The obvious examples were Fernando Torres and Antonio Valencia both being shown a yellow card for … Continue reading

Premier League Sunday, Gameweek 9: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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The clocks have gone back one hour in Great Britain, so all of the Premier League matches today will kick off one hour later than usual. Vote for your favourite English Premier League footballers on Footballtop.com. We’ll need our beauty … Continue reading

Chelsea vs Manchester United Preview: Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink Shares His Views [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Chelsea has an opportunity to move seven point ahead of Manchester United in the Premier League table with a win tomorrow at Stamford Bridge. A win for the Blues would give a psychological blow to Sir Alex Ferguson’s team, who … Continue reading

Willian Hoping Shakhtar Donetsk Will Grant His Wish for Chelsea Move: The Nightly EPL

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Anyone who watched Shakhtar Donetsk’s victory against Chelsea mid-week would have been impressed by the display of Willian, the Brazilian attacking midfielder. It’s no surprise therefore that Willian is rumored to be interested in a move to moneybags Chelsea FC. In other … Continue reading

Manchester United vs Braga and Shakhtar Donetsk vs Chelsea, Champions League Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Chelsea and Manchester United both are hoping to continue their good form in the UEFA Champions League with victories today against Shakhtar Donetsk and Braga respectively. But both teams will face difficult matches — especially Chelsea in front of a … Continue reading

Chelsea Chairman Bruce Buck Confirms John Terry Will Remain Club’s Captain: The Daily EPL

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Sky Sports were hounding Chelsea FC and its manager Roberto Di Matteo in yesterday’s press conference, asking the pointed question whether John Terry would remain Chelsea captain. Not satisfied with the answer, Sky Sports continued to barrage Di Matteo, who … Continue reading

John Terry to Miss Next 4 Matches After Deciding Not to Appeal Against Racial Abuse Judgement: The Daily EPL

Posted on by Alex Muller
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After one year of trials and tribulation, we can finally put the John Terry racist allegations story to bed after the Chelsea captain today decided not to appeal against the racial abuse judgement. Here are today’s Premier League news headlines: … Continue reading

How Some New Fans to the Premier League Find Teams to Follow

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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It’s easy to live in a bubble when following soccer in the United States. Ninety nine percent of my interactions are with hardcore soccer fans, so when I talk to a fan who’s new to the Premier League, it’s often … Continue reading