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Chelsea’s tactical formation steadily becoming a 3-5-2 in name only

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 18: Andreas Christensen of Chelsea takes on Kieran Gibbs of West Bromwich Albion during the Premier League match …

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Victor Moses in contention to make Chelsea return against Liverpool

A hamstring injury has ruled the wing-back out since early October.<p>Chelsea take on Qarabag in the Champions League before Saturday's Anfield …

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Eden Hazard leads the line in Chelsea’s player ratings from win at West Brom

Chelsea survived an early scare, and then decided they had had enough of West Bromwich Albion. The Blues showed little regard for Tony Pulis’ job …

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Chelsea team news: David Luiz named on the bench as Christensen starts against West Brom

The Brazilian, who was left out during the win over Manchester United, has been named amongst the substitutes for Saturday's clash<p>David Luiz has been named on the bench for Chelsea's trip to West Brom with Andreas Christensen keeping his starting place.<p>The Brazilian was left out of his side's 1-0 …

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Premier League returns: Liverpool's Mane worry, Pogba's comeback?

How has each of the top clubs in the Premier League fared over the international break? We asked our correspondents to give a health check.<p><b>MAN …

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Chelsea’s Victor Moses must overcome injury, competition to continue ascent

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 20: Victor Moses of Chelsea stretches to reach the ball during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and …

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Italy, Zappacosta miss out on World Cup for first time since 1958

From the feel good heights of Italy’s quarterfinal run at Euro 2016, which only ended because of terrible penalties like the often meme’d one from Simone Zaza, the Azzurri have fallen to depths not seen in 60 years — not even Gigi Buffon was alive back then! — as for the first time since 1958, a …

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Meunier: PSG rejected Chelsea's deadline day approach

Chelsea made a last-ditch effort to sign Thomas Meunier on the final day of the summer transfer period, according to the Paris Saint-Germain defender.<p>…

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Christensen, Zappacosta vie for World Cup qualification

As far as international breaks go, this one is set to contain more drama and excitement than most as the qualification process for the World Cup reaches its final stages with playoffs in Europe and elsewhere set to decide the final remaining participants.<p>The list of familiar teams with Chelsea …

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Chelsea player ratings for the first quarter: If they played, they have a grade

Injuries and fixture congestion brought some young players into Chelsea’s first team earlier than expected. In some cases the youngsters stacked up …

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Chelsea will have to be more clinical against better teams than Man United

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 05: Alvaro Morata of Chelsea celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea and …

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Manchester United pay for their meek approach against Chelsea

José Mourinho’s stubbornly dogmatic team tactics cost his side at Stamford Bridge and look to have handed the title initiative to Manchester City<p>The memories of Manchester United in 1985-86 and Newcastle United in 1995-96 serve always as caveats, but already it feels that it would take something …

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Chelsea 1 Manchester United 0: Morata header gives Blues deserved win

Manchester United looked desperately out of sorts as Chelsea claimed a deserved 1-0 win thanks to Alvaro Morata's header at Stamford Bridge.<p>Alvaro Morata's superb second-half header secured a deserved 1-0 Premier League win for Chelsea over an insipid Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.<p>The …

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Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United: José Mourinho stunned by Morata creating 8-point gap in title race

At full-time, José Mourinho stood at the top of the tunnel at Stamford Bridge, lingering, just as he had done two hours earlier. But the expression …

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Chelsea FC v Manchester United FC Match Report, 05/11/2017, Premier League

Manchester United looked desperately out of sorts as Chelsea claimed a deserved 1-0 win thanks to Alvaro Morata's header at Stamford Bridge.<p>Alvaro …

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Morata header gives Chelsea deserved win over United

Alvaro Morata's superb second-half header secured a deserved 1-0 Premier League win for Chelsea over an insipid Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.

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Football: Morata strikes as Chelsea derail United title bid

LONDON: Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata condemned Jose Mourinho to another damaging defeat against his former club as the champions clinched a crucial …

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Chelsea vs Manchester United, Everton vs Watford: Premier League - LIVE

Jose Mourinho makes his latest return to Stamford Bridge, while beleaguered Toffees look to avoid a sixth straight loss.<p>Live<p><b>Jose Mourinho returns to</b> …

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Meunier: I rejected deadline day move to Chelsea

The PSG full-back was offered the opportunity to leave Paris for London but opted to stay and fight for his place at Parc des Princes<p>Paris Saint-Germain full-back Thomas Meunier has revealed that he rejected the opportunity to join Chelsea during the summer transfer window.<p>The Belgium international …

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Chelsea v Manchester United Premier League highlights: Morata scores in 1-0 win over Red Devils

CHELSEA striker Alvaro Morata condemned Jose Mourinho to another damaging defeat against his former club as the champions clinched a crucial 1-0 win …

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Chelsea 1 Manchester United 0: Alvaro Morata on target as Jose Mourinho suffers more Stamford Bridge woe

Alvaro Morata's fine goal helped Chelsea secure a 1-0 win over Premier League title rivals Manchester United in an highly entertaining affair on …

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Report: Meunier Decided Against Chelsea Move to Fight for Place at PSG

Paris Saint-Germain full-back Thomas Meunier has revealed that he rejected a deadline-day move to Premier League champions Chelsea in order to fight …

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Morata strikes as Chelsea derail United title bid

2017-11-05 20:37<p>Alvaro Morata (AP)<p>London - Chelsea striker <b>Alvaro Morata</b> condemned Jose Mourinho to another damaging defeat against his former club as …

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Morata heads it home as Chelsea extend Man United pain

LONDON – Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata condemned Jose Mourinho to another damaging defeat against his former club as the champions clinched a crucial …

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Chelsea FC v Manchester United FC Match Report, 11/5/17, Premier League

Manchester United looked desperately out of sorts as Chelsea claimed a deserved 1-0 win thanks to Alvaro Morata's header at Stamford Bridge.<p>Alvaro Morata's superb second-half header secured a deserved 1-0 Premier League win for Chelsea over an insipid Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.<p>The …

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Why Wenger, Mourinho should switch notepads for Sunday's squabbles

<i>Sunday's two titanic tussles follow a Saturday that offered some rather dull meetings. But will these standout clashes be one-sided or</i> …

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Zaza, Florenzi back in Italy squad for World Cup playoff

MILAN (AP) — Simone Zaza and Alessandro Florenzi are back in the Italy squad for the first time in a year, and there was also a surprise call-up for Jorghino for the World Cup playoff against Sweden.<p>Zaza was recalled on Saturday after eight goals in the striker's last seven league games for …

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Zaza included in Italy squad for World Cup play-off

The Valencia striker, Jorginho and Alessandro Florenzi are among the players recalled to the squad to face Sweden for a spot in Russia<p>Simone Zaza has been handed an international recall ahead of Italy's crunch World Cup qualifying play-off against Sweden.<p>Valencia forward Zaza has appeared only once …

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Chelsea cannot hope to win playing last year’s football with this year’s players

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 14: Tiemoue Bakayoko and David Luiz of Chelsea look dejected during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and …

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What’s going wrong at Chelsea? Gary Neville blasts decision to sell Nemanja Matic

ANTONIO Conte’s Chelsea turned the Premier League title race into a procession in his first season, but worrying cracks are appearing that threaten …

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