Mark Aldridge

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Predator: The Complete History

<i>A version of this article first appeared in Empire magazine, issue 281 (November 2012). Illustration by Peter Strain. Click here to see a high-res</i> …

The Legend of Lyonesse

Tommy stared at the sleeping girl on his bed. Her flushed cheeks were stained with the tracks of her tears, and right at the corner of her mouth, …

Racquet Tension

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Ashley Cole finds career rejuvenation, not a beach to relax, in Los Angeles

Now and then, perhaps out of habit or commitment to the cause, or maybe because they’re hoping to squeeze just a few more clicks out of their old …

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Year Zero: The making of Frank Lampard (Chelsea, 2004/05)

“I have never had a manager who, while I’m standing in the shower cleaning my balls, tells me I’m the best player in the world,” Frank Lampard once …

Arsenal tiptoe into the Diego Zone: the ogre of Stamford Bridge awaits

If Wembley really is the end for Diego Costa after 57 goals, almost 400 fouls and a relentless concatenation of outrage, he could not have chosen better opponents<p>Arsenal fans riled by the Groundhog Day repetitions of the past few years have at least been treated to something more immediate before …

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The incredible story behind Diego Costa's rise from Brazil's Barcelona to Chelsea

The firebrand striker had to be persuaded not to turn his back on football, but always seemed destined to make a name for himself in the sport<p>The president of Diego Costa's first club, Barcelona Capela, believes he would be a huge loss for Chelsea if he does leave this summer and has offered a …

Chelsea’s David Luiz: ‘I took a risk coming back to the one country not that happy with me’

Brazilian bristles at questions about return to Premier League club from PSG but is happy to have proved a point to critics with title and FA Cup final place secured<p>It was actually David Luiz who had first volunteered the word “risk” in relation to his return to Chelsea. He was on the turf at …

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Antonio Conte proves he's a true Blues brother to Roman Abramovich

From the moment Roman Abramovich interviewed Antonio Conte, the Chelsea owner knew he had found the right man to lead the club back among the elite …

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The great misconception about ‘bad guy’ Michael Emenalo as Chelsea target six summer signings

One of Chelsea’s finest seasons is not even over, yet the club’s fans are talking excitedly about who they will sign during the summer.<p>With the …

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Chelsea compare favourably to Premier League's greatest champions

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Chelsea hero John Terry is last bastion of a club I love

John Terry is the last bastion of the Chelsea I fell in love with... he has been the one constant in a club and a game that has changed</b> …

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Happy birthday Roman Abramovich, the man who transformed Chelsea - and football - forever

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich celebrates his 51st birthday today as the Blues prepare for tomorrow's Carabao Cup clash with Everton.<p>In his 14 years …

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The inside story of Chelsea's Premier League title win, featuring reggaeton, the right suit but no Nutella

By the time the Chelsea plane got back to London after the title-clinching 1-0 win at West Brom - and after David Luiz and Diego Costa had literally …

How Chelsea's Antonio Conte won the battle of the Premier League super managers

Nick Wright<p>Comment and Analysis @nicholaspwright<p>How Chelsea's Antonio Conte won the battle of the Premier League super managers<p>It was billed as the …

Hero worship and mayhem mark John Terry’s exit as grand old man of Chelsea

Chelsea’s captain has been little more than a motivational henchman this season but Stamford Bridge rose to honour a club legend for perhaps the final time<p>“It’s not going to be a fairytale ending,” John Terry had sighed shortly after announcing his own premature Chelsea exit in January last year. …

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A Wild Horse Never Forgets: The Great Contradiction of Diego Costa

SERGIPE, Brazil — To the north-east of Brazil lies the tough, poverty-stricken state of Sergipe. Wide open spaces and crumbling buildings line the vast beach front of the capital, Aracaju. Out to sea, the horizon is pockmarked by petrol platforms the locals hope will one day offer a brighter future.<p>…

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John Terry's Chelsea career: Where does the defender rank?

Adam Bate<p>Comment and Analysis @ghostgoal<p>John Terry's Chelsea career: Where does the defender rank?<p>John Terry's hugely successful Chelsea career is …

Chelsea stars revel in Premier League title triumph

David Luiz says his “dream came true” when Chelsea sealed the Premier League title on Friday night, while John Terry insists it has been a “delight” …

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How will history remember Conte's Chelsea champions?

Perhaps Antonio Conte envisaged the scene last summer. He might have pictured leading his Chelsea side out at a Premier League fixture in May, the …

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How Chelsea won the Premier League with Antonio Conte

How Chelsea won the Premier League: Antonio Conte's masterclass, from buying N'Golo Kante and easing out John Terry to trusting Pedro and letting …

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Antonio Conte got the job done with Chelsea

Antonio Conte got the job done with Chelsea while his Premier League rivals trod water<p><b>Chelsea edged past West Brom to claim the Premier League title</b> …

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