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Video of the Day: Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur, April 1985

Leicester City’s one-one draw at Old Trafford yesterday means that the champagne in the East Midlands will remain on ice for now, at least. A second opportunity for Leicester to win the title comes this evening at Stamford Bridge, where a failure on the part of Tottenham Hotspur to win there for the first time in twenty-six years would similarly mean the Premier League title heading to The King Power Stadium. And that may well be enough to cause some sort of celebration amongst Chelsea supporters at the end of a season from which they’ve been unable to pull...

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Video of the Day: Swansea City vs Chelsea, April 1981

Untroubled either by aspirations of the Champions League or stalked by the fear of relegation, Swansea City take on Chelsea at The Liberty Stadium this afternoon in a Premier League match that may be best described as one of the first dead rubbers of the season. These two clubs aren’t clubs whose paths have intersected too many times in the past, of course, but our video of the day for today – which is running slightly more late than usual – is from the end of a season that turned out to be a historic one for Swansea City,...

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League Cup Final of the Day: Stoke City vs Chelsea, 1972

This Sunday at Wembley, Liverpool play Manchester City in the 2016 Football League Cup Final at Wembley. Once the runt of the litter that makes up our domestic football calendar, the League Cup has found itself stabilising in recent years while the FA Cup has plunged into crisis, and as part of the build-up to this year’s final we’re gong to spend the next few mornings taking in a few of its great finals of the past. The competition had begun in 1960 as a midweek competition devised by the Football League with a two-legged final. Initially derided by...

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Video of the Day: Manchester City vs Chelsea, January 1979

This weekend at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea take on Manchester City in the Fifth Round of the FA Cup. Although Chelsea’s league position has been a little depressed this season, this is still one of the biggest ties of the last sixteen of this year’s competition. At the time of writing, Chelsea are still in this year’s Champions League, but the FA Cup would seem to be the club’s best chance of rescuing some silverware from what has been a dismal season by their own lofty standards. Manchester City, meanwhile, have a League Cup final to look forward to, are...

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Video of the Day: Chelsea vs Manchester United, March 1969

Regardless of the relative performances of the two teams elsewhere this season, there’s still an element of event to this afternoon’s match between Chelsea and Manchester United, at Stamford Bridge. These are two of the small handful of clubs to have dominated the Premier League for the entirety of is existence, and their rivalries do go much further back than the invention of Modern Football in 1992. And there are lessons to be learnt from the past, lessons which have been half-forgotten in the mists of time, or repeated as some kind of apparent tribute to Einstein’s line about...

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