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Match Of The Week: Chelsea 2-1 Manchester City

What price genius? It has been suggested more than once this season that Mario Balotelli may be more trouble than he is worth. The firework-igniting, errant child-correcting, trampoline-buying Manchester City forward carries a very unique kind of baggage around with him, but the evidence of this season – brought very firmly into focus this season…

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December 12, 2011
Ian

Match Of The Week 2: Chelsea 1-2 Liverpool

After a two week break for the international matches the Premier League awoke from its slumber at Stamford Bridge this afternoon. By early this evening, though, with Liverpool having plundered all three points from this match, Chelsea supporters must be wondering whether it is possible for them to pull the covers back over their faces…

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November 20, 2011
Ian

My Favourite Match: Chelsea vs Liverpool, The 1996/97 FA Cup

We briefly started the My Favourite Match season during the summer with my own personal selection of the 1984 European Championship semi-final between France and Portugal. This morning it’s back, with Andrew Harding recalling a 4-2 win which, as a seven year-old, came to define his relationship with the London club.

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October 28, 2011
Ian

CPO Say No To Chelsea

On the train home from Liverpool last night after their League Cup win at Everton, Chelsea supporters could have been forgiven having something on their minds. For today, considerations regarding the Champions League, the Premier League, the League Cup and even the investigation into comments which may or may not have been made by┬áJohn Terry…

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October 27, 2011
Ian

John Terry & Presumptions Of Innocence And Guilt

In the shadows of Manchester City’s extraordinary 6-1 win at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon, one of the Premier League season’s more eyebrow-raising results of the season so far was being played out at Loftus Road, as newly-promoted Queens Park Rangers beat Chelsea by an odd goal. It was a curious match in several different…

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October 25, 2011
Ian

Is A Battle For Stamford Bridge About To Begin?

It hasn’t always been about the Champions League and domestic doubles for Chelsea Football Club. The club’s saga over its ownership of Stamford Bridge was – at a time during which it had nothing like the status that it has today – one of the ongoing crisis stories of the 1980s, but the club was…

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October 3, 2011
Ian

The Beauty & Glory Of Missing An Open Goal

He shoots, he scores! Or, if you happened to be Fernando Torres yesterday afternoon, you didn’t. There are several reasons why a Premier League match which had, as they say, a little bit of everything will most likely remembered for one moment of aberration, some connected to the eye-watering amount of money that Chelsea played…

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September 19, 2011
Ian
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