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The Madness of Last Minute Rescheduling of Premier League Games

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The Premier League claims that fans are the lifeblood of the game and it would be nothing without them. However, some of their actions make you wonder if they really mean that. Mega TV deals mean the Premier League has prioritized the broadcasters at the expense of fans. Despite the influx of enormous amounts of money, already sky-high ticket prices continue to rise, making it more cost-prohibitive to attend a match.

Top 5 Young Premier League Stars set to shine at the 2014 World Cup

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Top 5 Young Premier League Stars set to shine at the 2014 World Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

This Premier League season has arguably been one of the most exciting in recent years, and we have seen a host of breakthrough stars arrive on the big stage; some of whom are very likely to further showcase their extraordinary talent in the upcoming 2014World Cup in Brazil.

Chelsea’s €40m gem to be part of a new look Barcelona next season?

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Chelsea's €40m gem to be part of a new look Barcelona next season? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

I personally cannot remember a day when Chelsea's David Luiz wasn't been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge, and today is of no exception. Barcelona is again the suitor, with Spanish newspaper 'Sport.

Chelsea loanee ready to ditch bitter rivals and make Stamford Bridge return

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Chelsea loanee ready to ditch bitter rivals and make Stamford Bridge return - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea loanee Victor Moses has insisted that his future remains in West London, but that he will do all he can to help Liverpool pip Jose Mourinho's side to the Premier League title this season.

Chelsea and Arsenal to fight over dazzling young Frenchman?

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Chelsea and Arsenal to fight over dazzling young Frenchman? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to the Guardian, Premier League giants Chelsea and Arsenal are set to battle it out to land Paris St Germain's 19-year-old sensation, Adrien Rabiot, in the summer.

The French U-21 international has been a long term transfer target for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, who has had sent scoutGilles Grimandi to track the youngster regularly this season.

Jose Mourinho, Ramires and Rui Faria Charged By The FA

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The FA have charged Jose Mourinho, Ramires and Rui Faria as a result of what happened during the Premier League match last Saturday where Sunderland defeated Chelsea 2-1 at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea midfielder Ramires has been charged for violent conduct following an off-the-ball incident that was not seen by the match officials but caught on video.

Will Cech injury mean an early Chelsea return for Courtois?

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Will Cech injury mean an early Chelsea return for Courtois? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Standing at the opposite end of the pitch, Thibaut Courtois will probably not have had a particularly good view of the injury sustained by Chelsea's Peter Cech early in the Champions League semi-final at the Vicente Calderon stadium last night.

Jose Mourinho Threatens to Rest Key Players For Match Against Liverpool: Nightly Soccer Report

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has threatened to rest key players for his club's game against Liverpool at Anfield this Sunday. If Mourinho follows through on his promise, his actions will undoubtedly anger Manchester City supporters as they may feel that Chelsea will wreck City's best chance to win the league if Chelsea can defeat Liverpool this weekend.

The strange case of the Arsenal defence

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Normally, you would safely say that any team which had been beaten 6-0, 5-1 and 6-3, like Arsenal were, in the same season, had a serious problem with their defense. But that is not really the case with the Gunners. If you take way those 17 goals in three games, Arsenal have only conceded 24 [...]

Man City dreaming of a Terry-Kompany partnership?

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Man City dreaming of a Terry-Kompany partnership? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Approaching the summer transfer window, where rumours appear more than stars in the sky, an interesting and unexpected one has emerged concerning Chelsea skipper John Terry. According to the Daily Mail, Man City are scheming a cheeky little move to pinch a highly experienced individual from under the noses of one of their closest rivals.

Arsenal CAN still finish 2nd or 3rd in Premier League

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Just over a week ago, most of us Arsenal fans were seriously worried about losing an FA cup semi-final to Wigan Athletic and slipping out of the top four, behind the in-form Everton of Roberto Martinez. O Ye of little faith, which includes me as well. Although it is still possible that the Gunners will [.

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Chelsea plot move for €21m PSG winger

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Chelsea plot move for €21m PSG winger - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea are plotting a summer swoop to land dazzling Argentine Ezequiel Lavezzi from reigning French Ligue One Champions Paris St Germain, according to Italy's Sky Sports reporter Gianluca Di Marzio.

Chelsea make £15m bid for Liverpool target

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Chelsea make £15m bid for Liverpool target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea have made the first move for the highly rated Sevilla left-back Alberto Moreno, and have lodged a £15m bid to secure his signature in the summer.

Liverpool are thought to be interested in Moreno, who has a release clause of£25m, while reports also suggested that Manchester United have shown keen interest in him too, with ex-manager David Moyes sending scouts to watch him on a few occasions.

Manchester United set to beat Chelsea for £30m defender

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Manchester United set to beat Chelsea for £30m defender - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have won the race to sign Luke Shaw, according to reports from The Guardian, and a large share of credit goes to ex-manager David Moyes for securing the deal in place.

The 18-year-old has had a fantastic campaign for Southampton this season and could be a part of Roy Hodgson's squad for the World Cup in Brazil.

Chelsea looking to hijack €45m Manchester United target?

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Chelsea looking to hijack €45m Manchester United target? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The William Carvalho transfer saga is getting interesting now. If the reports are to be believed scouts of top European clubs are spending their valuable time watching him week after week.

He is a young solid defensive midfielder who is technically sound and has been in tremendous form so, ticks all the boxes you need.

Champions League

UEFA Champions League: What We’ve Learnt From This Week’s Semi-Finals

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The semi-final stages of the UEFA Champions League are typically tight, tense affairs. Especially the first-leg of the ties, where neither team wants to give an inch; after coming so far, it's understandable that the modus operandi for managers at this stage is "must not lose" opposed to "must win.

In Defense of Jose Mourinho For Chelsea’s Tactics Against Atletico Madrid

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Boring, boring Chelsea! What lowly scoundrels of asinine, archaic, and acerbic anti-football. How dare they let down the neutral fan with these putridly pedestrian performances! Don't they know? Soccer is all about entertainment; bringing bread and circuses to the hungry masses, not serving self-interest and chasing silverware.

Mourinho Set To Hand Liverpool The Title

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says he wants to rest key players for Sunday's trip to league leaders Liverpool a move that could well hand Liverpool the title.

Brendan Rodgers side are five points clear of Chelsea with three games left but Mourinho wants to focus on the Blues' Champions League semi-final, level at 0-0 after Tuesday's first leg.

Tactical Review: Atletico Madrid 0-0 Chelsea

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Both Diego Simeone and Jose Mourinho are adept at masterminding wins when their teams seems to be up against the wall. At the Vicente Calderon,...

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Video: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says he plans to play a weakened side at Liverpool

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says he will field a weakened side for this weekend's top-of-the-table clash with Liverpool once...

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Video: Diego Costa waves as Chelsea fans chant they will ‘see him next year’

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Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa offered a wave to Chelsea fans chanting they they will see him next year. The Brazil-born Spain international is...

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Photos: Chelsea players pose after Atletico Madrid game

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Chelsea's stars celebrated a 0-0 draw at Atletico Madrid by posting photos after the game. Demba Ba and David Luiz passed time as they...

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Would you field a weakened side against Liverpool on Sunday?

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Much of the talk after the game and I am sure in days to come will be of the comments made by Jose Mourinho in relation to Chelsea's trip to Anfield, just three days before the second leg of our Champions League semi final with Atletico Madrid.

The manager revealed that Chelsea had requested with the Premier League and Liverpool Football Club to bring the game forward in assist our aim of reaching the final of the Champions League, giving us an additional day to recover and that was denied by both parties.

Atletico Madrid 0-0 Chelsea - Solid defensive display but at major cost.

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Chelsea produced a fantastic defensive display in Madrid last night and battled their way to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of our Champions League semi final against Atletico. However, the ninety minutes have proven costly with injuries to Petr Cech and John Terry and suspensions to Frank Lampard and Mikel.

Mourinho Parks Bus As Chelsea Draw 0-0 In Madrid

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In as dour a semi-final as you will ever see, Jose Mourinho's parked the bus at the Vicente Calderon Stadium on Tuesday night and left Madrid with a goalless draw.

Lone striker Fernando Torres, starting against his former club, was ignored almost all match as Chelsea packed men behind the ball, with Gary Cahill marking Atletico dangerman Diego Costa superbly.

Champions League: Atletico Madrid 0-0 Chelsea – Well-Drilled Blues Blunt Atletico Attack In Spanish Shut-Out (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Atletico Madrid 0-0 Chelsea Champions League Semi-Final 1st Leg 22nd April 2014

Jose Mourinho and Chelsea produced one of their trademark disciplined and defensive displays at the Vicente Calderon on Tuesday night, ultimately coming away with a very valuable 0-0 draw.

Chelsea Player Ratings vs Atletico Madrid – Mikel and Cole superb

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Chelsea Player Ratings vs Atletico Madrid Mikel and Cole superb - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea battled to a goalless draw in the Spanish capital against Atletico Madrid tonight, with Jose Mourinho's side 90 minutes away from a place in the Champions League final in Lisbon.

The Blues defended strongly throughout the encounter, and although many will claim Chelsea 'parked the bus tonight', there can be no denying the merits of keeping Atletico Madrid from scoring in the Vicente Calderon, something only Barcelona and Real Madrid have managed to do this season before tonight.

Atletico Madrid 0-0 Chelsea: Key Observations As The Blues Battle To A Draw

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Atletico Madrid 0-0 Chelsea: Key Observations As The Blues Battle To A Draw - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea and Atletico Madrid played out a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their Champions League semi final at the Vicente Calderon on Tuesday night.

Neither side grabbed the tie by the scruff of the neck as they cancelled each other out.

Petr Cech out of Chelsea’s trip to Liverpool, John Terry doubtful

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Chelsea have picked up a couple of key injuries ahead of their crunch game at Liverpool this weekend. The Blues' Champions League semi-final...

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Top 10 conclusions: Atletico Madrid 0-0 Chelsea

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1. 19th century football is in the eye of the beholder A rearguard action is quite acceptable when it's a Jose Mourinho side who are the...

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Video: Chelsea striker Fernando Torres chanting for Diego Simeone as a child

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Fernando Torres returns to boyhood club Atletico Madrid with Chelsea this evening and he'll go up against one of his former heroes....

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Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea, UEFA Champions League Semi-Final, 1st Leg: Open Thread

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Two of the most defensive teams in Europe clash today in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-finals. This one could be a very tense affair indeed.

Today's TV/Internet schedule for viewers in the United States is:

All times Eastern

Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea, 2:45pm, FOX Sports 1 andFOX Soccer 2Go

Starting line-ups:

Atletico Madrid:Courtois; Juanfran, Miranda, Godin, Filipe; Mario, Gabi; Koke, Raul Garcia, Diego; Costa

Subs:Aranzubia, Alderweireld, Tiago, Sosa, Arda Turan, Cristian Rodriguez, David Villa.

Scythe Matters - AFR Voice Ep.37 Well, it’s been an interesting...

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Scythe Matters - AFR Voice Ep.37

Well, it's been an interesting Easter weekend for David Moyes. First he was stared down by the Grim Reaper at Goodison Park, and now his sacking is confirmed. We'll be taking a look at what's gone wrong for the Scotsman, and who the Red Devils can turn to next.

Atletico Madrid v Chelsea: Mourinho to start with a False Nine again?

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With Samuel Eto'o left behind, the comments made by Jose Mourinho about Fernando Torres were key and I am wondering if Mourinho plans to start with a "False Nine" again tonight against Atletico Madrid.

Of course Torres could start, so could Demba Ba for that matter but for me with doubts remaining over the match fitness of Eden Hazard, Mourinho could come up with a tactical surprise in the first leg.

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Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho, Rui Faria and Ramires all face FA charges over Sunderland game

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has been hit with a misconduct charge after the FA alleged that his sarcastic congratulations towards referee Mike Dean...

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Atletico, Chelsea play to drab scoreless draw in Spain

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Chelsea and Atletico Madrid are not the most attack-minded teams, and that was as apparent as ever on Tuesday.

Playing in the first match of their two-legged UEFA Champions League semifinals series, the two clubs settled for a scoreless draw at Vicente Calderon Stadium.

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Barcelona closing in on Chelsea’s David Luiz

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Barcelona are said to be closing in on a deal to sign Chelsea defender David Luiz after their transfer ban was suspended. The Catalan giants, who are...

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Will top striker be enough for Arsenal to counter big teams?

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Why this season has shown that talent isn't everything unless you're a striker by KJ This season has been an odd one, Arsenal fans. We've got Liverpool who will most likely win the Premier League title this season and we've got Atletico Madrid who will most likely win La Liga this season as well as [.

Video: Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho says he feels sorry for sacked Man Utd boss David Moyes

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says he feels sorry for David Moyes after he was sacked from his job as Manchester United manager. The Blues boss was...

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Video: Chelsea keeper Petr Cech forced off with an injury

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