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Chelsea snatch draw as Man Utd edge Benfica

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Paris (AFP) – Chelsea were grateful to Eden Hazard for grabbing a 3-3 draw in a Champions League thriller against Roma on Wednesday, while Manchester United, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Juventus all won.

Hazard headed in his second goal of the night from a Pedro Rodriguez cross with quarter of an hour left at Stamford Bridge to rescue Chelsea after they had earlier blown a two-goal lead against the Italians.

Chelsea snatch draw as Man Utd edge Benfica

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Paris (AFP) – Chelsea were grateful to Eden Hazard for grabbing a 3-3 draw in a Champions League thriller against Roma on Wednesday, while Manchester United, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Juventus all won.

Hazard headed in his second goal of the night from a Pedro Rodriguez cross with quarter of an hour left at Stamford Bridge to rescue Chelsea after they had earlier blown a two-goal lead against the Italians.

Hazard rescues Chelsea in six-goal Roma thriller

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London (AFP) – Eden Hazard came to Chelsea’s rescue after his side blew a two-goal lead in a dramatic 3-3 draw with Roma in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Antonio Conte’s team looked on course for a comfortable victory at Stamford Bridge thanks to first half goals from David Luiz and Hazard at Stamford Bridge.

Hazard rescues Chelsea in six-goal Roma thriller

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London (AFP) – Eden Hazard came to Chelsea’s rescue after his side blew a two-goal lead in a dramatic 3-3 draw with Roma in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Antonio Conte’s team looked on course for a comfortable victory at Stamford Bridge thanks to first half goals from David Luiz and Hazard at Stamford Bridge.

Video: David Luiz scores an overhead kick in Chelsea training

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Chelsea defender David Luiz might be out of favour with the Brazil national team at present, but he managed to bring a bit of samba flair to Cobham...

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Man Utd legend blasts Chelsea star for "cheating" his teammates

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Roy Keane has blasted Chelsea’s David Luiz after the defender handed Atletico Madrid a first-half lead in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Luiz gave away a penalty which Antoine Griezmann coolly slotted home, but second- half goals from Alvaro Morata and Michy Batshuayi gave Chelsea a 2-1 victory.

Wenger hails gritty Arsenal

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London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger claimed Arsenal’s battling 0-0 draw at Chelsea proved his players have the courage and commitment required to match the champions.

Wenger’s side had endured a miserable run at Stamford Bridge in recent years, but they finally emerged unscathed from west London thanks to an unusually feisty display.

David Luiz Sees Red As Chelsea Battle To Draw Against Impressive Arsenal (Photos & Video)

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A much-improved Arsenal side pushed Chelsea all the way at Stamford Bridge on Sunday in an entertaining 0-0 draw, with the Gunners unlucky not to come away with all three points.

Arsene Wenger's side started with Alexis Sanchez on the bench while Mesut Ozil was ruled out of the capital clash with injury.

Chelsea manager Conte expects selection gamble to pay off

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London (AFP) – Antonio Conte believes his decision to rest several of Chelsea stars for their Champions League demolition of Qarabag will be rewarded when the Blues face Arsenal on Sunday.

Conte left out David Luiz, Antonio Rudiger, Victor Moses and Alvaro Morata for Tuesday’s 6-0 thumping of the Azerbaijan minnows at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea manager Conte expects selection gamble to pay off

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London (AFP) – Antonio Conte believes his decision to rest several of Chelsea stars for their Champions League demolition of Qarabag will be rewarded when the Blues face Arsenal on Sunday.

Conte left out David Luiz, Antonio Rudiger, Victor Moses and Alvaro Morata for Tuesday’s 6-0 thumping of the Azerbaijan minnows at Stamford Bridge.

Rampant Chelsea hit Qarabag for six

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London (AFP) – Chelsea made a swaggering start to their Champions League challenge as memorable strikes from Pedro and Davide Zappacosta inspired a 6-0 rout of Qarabag on Tuesday.

Antonio Conte’s side were in businesslike mood against the minnows from Azerbaijan, with Pedro’s long-range effort putting them ahead early on at Stamford Bridge.

Video: David Luiz performs pommel horse routine at Chelsea training

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Conte Salutes Chelsea After Battling Display

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For all the talk of crisis at Stamford Bridge following last week's meltdown against Burnley, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was left saluting his side on Sunday after they edged Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 in a match they could just as easily have lost.

Conte was forced to field a makeshift side against Spurs after suspensions and injury ate into his options, with David Luiz forced into midfield and Andreas Christensen handed a first start in the Premier League.

Vokes at double as Burnley catch Chelsea cold

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London (AFP) – Champions Chelsea had Gary Cahill and Cesc Fabregas sent off as the defence of their Premier League title began with a stunning 3-2 home defeat by Burnley on Saturday.

Disjointed and embarrassed in the first half, Chelsea threatened to mount the most unlikely of comebacks in a stirring second-half display, but just failed to overcome their numerical disadvantage.

Vokes at double as Burnley catch Chelsea cold

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London (AFP) – Champions Chelsea had Gary Cahill and Cesc Fabregas sent off as the defence of their Premier League title began with a stunning 3-2 home defeat by Burnley on Saturday.

Disjointed and embarrassed in the first half, Chelsea threatened to mount the most unlikely of comebacks in a stirring second-half display, but just failed to overcome their numerical disadvantage.

David Luiz - Premier League Champion.

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David Luiz has been a revelation at Chelsea this year under Antonio Conte and is now finally a Premier League Champion.

When David Luiz came back to Chelsea all of us were shocked or a least surprised at the fact that he wanted to come back. Having won the Champions League, Europa League and FA Cup in his first spell to then move to PSG and a new life in France, he seemed set to remain there and to be a key player in their charge to win the Champions League.

Luiz happy the risk of coming ‘home’ to Chelsea paid off

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Cobham (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Chelsea defender David Luiz admits he took a risk leaving Paris St Germain to come ‘home’ but as he prepares for the FA Cup final, having already won the Premier League, it’s a gamble which he believes has reaped dividends.

The 30-year-old Brazilian was a firm favourite in Paris, an established and respected part of a successful team which won back-to-back domestic ‘trebles’ during his two-year stay in the French capital.

Luiz happy the risk of coming ‘home’ to Chelsea paid off

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Cobham (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Chelsea defender David Luiz admits he took a risk leaving Paris St Germain to come ‘home’ but as he prepares for the FA Cup final, having already won the Premier League, it’s a gamble which he believes has reaped dividends.

The 30-year-old Brazilian was a firm favourite in Paris, an established and respected part of a successful team which won back-to-back domestic ‘trebles’ during his two-year stay in the French capital.

Chelsea’s Luiz makes no secret of Double dream

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London (AFP) – Chelsea defender David Luiz accepted he would be a “liar” to say he was ignoring the prospect of winning a Premier League and FA Cup ‘Double’ with the Blues.

The Blues are already halfway to that achievement after wrapping up the Premier League title ahead of their FA Cup final against London rivals Arsenal on May 27.

Chelsea’s Luiz makes no secret of Double dream

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London (AFP) – Chelsea defender David Luiz accepted he would be a “liar” to say he was ignoring the prospect of winning a Premier League and FA Cup ‘Double’ with the Blues.

The Blues are already halfway to that achievement after wrapping up the Premier League title ahead of their FA Cup final against London rivals Arsenal on May 27.

Chelsea: Diego Costa Celebrates Title Win In Style, By Massaging John Terry’s Gonads And Washing His Own Face With Lucozade (Videos)

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As you may have heard, Chelsea tied up the Premier League title with a 1-0 win over West Brom at the Hawthorns last night.

The final whistle was greeted with mass pandemonium as Antonio Conte and his battle-weary charges celebrated their momentous achievement.

Central to the chaos, as ever, was Diego Costa, who appeared to fully take leave of his senses in the aftermath of the victory.

GIF: Animated David Luiz gets a ball stuck in his hair

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Chelsea, Spurs stars headline PFA Team of the Year

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London (AFP) – Table-topping Chelsea and their title rivals Tottenham both have four players in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year.

Chelsea midfielders N’Golo Kante and Eden Hazard, both nominated for the PFA Player of the Year award, are included, while Blues central defenders Gary Cahill and David Luiz are also in the line-up.

Counting on Conte

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One of the best parts about sports is that, within a certain frame of assumptions, we can enjoy a heavy dose of unpredictability. Last season, nobody, not even a super computer with all the world's knowledge and really really nice spreadsheet tech with dope algorithms could have predicted Leicester's title.

Video: David Luiz takes out Chelsea reporter

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Liverpool1-1 Chelsea: Professional performance from the Blues but it could have been so much more.

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Chelsea and Liverpool shared the spoils at Anfield tonight and it was a very good, professional performance from Chelsea despite Diego Costa missing a penalty with fifteen minutes to go.

With Arsenal losing at home to Watford and Tottenham sharing the spoils up at Sunderland, it really could have been a fantastic night for Antonio Conte's side if we had taken one of the chances we had created late on.

Liverpool’s Mignolet atones to keep Chelsea tethered

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Liverpool (AFP) Simon Mignolet went from zero to hero as Liverpool prevented Chelsea from significantly extending their lead at the Premier League summit in a 1-1 draw at Anfield on Tuesday.

The Belgian goalkeeper was caught daydreaming as David Luiz put Chelsea ahead with a first-half free-kick, but after Georginio Wijnaldum equalised, his penalty save denied Diego Costa a late winner.

Chelsea’s David Luiz struggling from effects of Sergio Agüero lunge

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Chelsea and Brazil defender David Luiz is struggling to make it to Sunday's game against West Bromwich Albion at Stamford Bridge, as reported by Guardian. The Brazilian was the recipient of a bullish lunge by Sergio Aguero last week and if reports are believed to be true, he is facing a late fitness test to prove his fitness ahead of the game on Sunday.

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Palace score first league goal of the season

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London (AFP) – Crystal Palace finally scored their first Premier League goal this season as Cesar Azpilicueta’s own goal put them ahead against champions Chelsea on Saturday.

Palace had failed to score a single goal as they lost their first seven league games, but Roy Hodgson’s side gave their fans something to celebrate in the 11th minute at Selhurst Park.

Palace score first league goal of the season

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London (AFP) – Crystal Palace finally scored their first Premier League goal this season as Cesar Azpilicueta’s own goal put them ahead against champions Chelsea on Saturday.

Palace had failed to score a single goal as they lost their first seven league games, but Roy Hodgson’s side gave their fans something to celebrate in the 11th minute at Selhurst Park.

Cabaye ends Palace’s wait for first league goal

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London (AFP) – Crystal Palace finally scored their first Premier League goal this season as Yohan Cabaye put them ahead against champions Chelsea on Saturday.

Palace had failed to score a single goal as they lost their first seven league games, but Roy Hodgson’s side gave their fans something to celebrate in the 11th minute at Selhurst Park.

Cabaye ends Palace’s wait for first league goal

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London (AFP) – Crystal Palace finally scored their first Premier League goal this season as Yohan Cabaye put them ahead against champions Chelsea on Saturday.

Palace had failed to score a single goal as they lost their first seven league games, but Roy Hodgson’s side gave their fans something to celebrate in the 11th minute at Selhurst Park.

Chelsea’s Luiz ‘must’ play despite broken wrist – Conte

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London (AFP) – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is pinning his hopes on David Luiz playing against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League next week even though the defender has a broken wrist.

Luiz sustained the injury in Sunday’s goalless draw with Arsenal when he clattered into the advertising hoardings at the end of the first half.

Kyle Walker set to become world’s most expensive defender

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London (AFP) – Kyle Walker is set to become the world’s most expensive defender on Friday with Manchester City prepared to spend up to £54 million ($70mn, 61mn euros) for the out of favour Tottenham player.

The 27-year-old England international, who joined Spurs alongside Kyle Naughton in 2009 for £9mn from Sheffield United, will cost an initial £45mn with another £5mn due in a year’s time and £4mn due in add-ons, according to The Times.

Kyle Walker set to become world’s most expensive defender

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London (AFP) – Kyle Walker is set to become the world’s most expensive defender on Friday with Manchester City prepared to spend up to £54 million ($70mn, 61mn euros) for the out of favour Tottenham player.

The 27-year-old England international, who joined Spurs alongside Kyle Naughton in 2009 for £9mn from Sheffield United, will cost an initial £45mn with another £5mn due in a year’s time and £4mn due in add-ons, according to The Times.

Brazil recall Luiz for Argentina, Australia friendlies

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Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – Brazil coach Tite on Friday recalled Chelsea defender David Luiz to his squad for two upcoming friendlies despite his team having secured nine wins in nine games without him.

The former PSG defender last played for Brazil in March 2016 when Dunga was still at the helm and he was blamed for two errors in a 2-2 draw with Uruguay.

PSG boss Nasser ready for intense times

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Doha (AFP) – The next few days promise to be intense for Nasser Al-Khelaifi, chairman of Paris Saint-Germain and arguably the most recognisable face behind tiny Qatar’s global sporting rise.

On Tuesday night he will take his seat in the Presidentielle Stand at the Parc des Princes for the first leg of the crucial Champions League last 16 tie against Barcelona.

PSG boss Nasser ready for intense times

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Doha (AFP) – The next few days promise to be intense for Nasser Al-Khelaifi, chairman of Paris Saint-Germain and arguably the most recognisable face behind tiny Qatar’s global sporting rise.

On Tuesday night he will take his seat in the Presidentielle Stand at the Parc des Princes for the first leg of the crucial Champions League last 16 tie against Barcelona.

Opinion

Ray Wilkins talks Diego Costa, Nemanja Matic and David Luiz.

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It was our privilege at AskFans recently to get to interview a true legend – ex-Chelsea, Manchester United and England superstar Ray 'Butch' Wilkins. For our younger viewers, Ray was the 'hod carrier with benefits' in the successful 1980s Manchester United side alongside the more dynamic Bryan Robson, and he enjoyed a superb youthful career at Chelsea too.

Journalist claims that Antonio Conte will be disappointed to not have signed these two players.

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Now that the transfer window has closed until January, respected Guardian journalist Dominic Fifield has spoken of Antonio Conte's disappointment in not having signed Virgil Van Dijk and Romelu Lukaku.

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