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Kante confounds Conte as Chelsea sink West Ham

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London (AFP) – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte joked he is struggling to find ways to improve N’Golo Kante after the France midfielder starred in his side’s 2-1 win at West Ham United.

Kante’s interception laid the foundation stone for Eden Hazard’s 25th-minute opener at London Stadium on Monday and he harried his opponents from first minute to last.

Kante confounds Conte as Chelsea sink West Ham

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London (AFP) – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte joked he is struggling to find ways to improve N’Golo Kante after the France midfielder starred in his side’s 2-1 win at West Ham United.

Kante’s interception laid the foundation stone for Eden Hazard’s 25th-minute opener at London Stadium on Monday and he harried his opponents from first minute to last.

Conte wary of Carroll on return to West Ham

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London (AFP) – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte expects a searching examination when his side return to West Ham United’s London Stadium on Monday, scene of one of their four defeats this season.

Only Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have bested leaders Chelsea in the Premier League, but Conte’s men were knocked out of the League Cup by West Ham following a 2-1 loss in October.

Conte wary of Carroll on return to West Ham

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London (AFP) – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte expects a searching examination when his side return to West Ham United’s London Stadium on Monday, scene of one of their four defeats this season.

Only Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have bested leaders Chelsea in the Premier League, but Conte’s men were knocked out of the League Cup by West Ham following a 2-1 loss in October.

Five things to look for in the Premier League

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London (AFP) – With the Premier League in the thrilling final third of the season, AFP Sport looks at five storylines to watch out for in this weekend’s action:

Can anyone catch Chelsea?

With a remarkable 17 wins from their last 20 league games, rarely has the phrase “runaway leaders” been more apt than when describing Chelsea’s seemingly unstoppable march to the championship.

Bilic hit with FA charge after Baggies outburst

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London (AFP) – West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic has been charged with improper conduct for his behaviour during Saturday’s draw against West Bromwich Albion, the Football Association announced Monday.

An angry Bilic was sent off by referee Michael Oliver after throwing a television microphone in frustration following West Brom’s late equaliser in a 2-2 Premier League draw at the London Stadium.

Bilic hit with FA charge after Baggies outburst

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London (AFP) – West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic has been charged with improper conduct for his behaviour during Saturday’s draw against West Bromwich Albion, the Football Association announced Monday.

An angry Bilic was sent off by referee Michael Oliver after throwing a television microphone in frustration following West Brom’s late equaliser in a 2-2 Premier League draw at the London Stadium.

McAuley’s late hammer blow rescues West Brom

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London (AFP) – Gareth McAuley’s header deep in stoppage time salvaged a 2-2 draw for West Brom in an entertaining Premier League encounter at West Ham’s London Stadium on Saturday.

Slaven Bilic’s men were eyeing all three points after goals from Sofiane Feghouli and Manuel Lanzini but for McAuley’s dramatic late intervention.

Guardiola makes his point as City crush West Ham

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London (AFP) Manchester City gave the perfect response to Pep Guardiola's ruthless team selection as they demolished West Ham with a swaggering 4-0 victory on Wednesday.

Guardiola underlined to his spluttering side that nobody is safe from the axe as he surprisingly left star striker Sergio Aguero and goalkeeper Claudio Bravo on the bench at the London Stadium.

200 face banning orders over West Ham violence

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London (AFP) West Ham United said Thursday that up to 200 people faced banning orders after violence marred their English League Cup tie at home to London rivals Chelsea.

Skirmishes broke out towards the end of the Hammers' 2-1 win on Wednesday, with police and stewards battling to keep supporters apart as coins, bottles and plastic seats were thrown.

Seven held over violence at West Ham-Chelsea cup game

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London (AFP) London police said on Thursday they were holding seven men arrested following violence at the English League Cup clash between West Ham United and Chelsea.

Skirmishes broke out towards the end of the Hammers' 2-1 win on Wednesday, with police and stewards battling to keep supporters apart as coins, bottles and plastic seats were thrown.

Seven held over violence at West Ham-Chelsea cup game

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London (AFP) London police said on Thursday they were holding seven men arrested following violence at the English League Cup clash between West Ham United and Chelsea.

Skirmishes broke out towards the end of the Hammers' 2-1 win on Wednesday, with police and stewards battling to keep supporters apart as coins, bottles and plastic seats were thrown.

Seven held over violence at West Ham-Chelsea game

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London (AFP) London police said Thursday they were holding seven men arrested following violence at the English League Cup clash between West Ham and Chelsea.

Skirmishes broke out towards the end of the Hammers' 2-1 win on Wednesday, with police and stewards battling to keep supporters apart as coins, bottles and plastic seats were thrown.

Seven held over violence at West Ham-Chelsea game

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London (AFP) London police said Thursday they were holding seven men arrested following violence at the English League Cup clash between West Ham and Chelsea.

Skirmishes broke out towards the end of the Hammers' 2-1 win on Wednesday, with police and stewards battling to keep supporters apart as coins, bottles and plastic seats were thrown.

West Ham vow to ban fans after violence

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London (AFP) West Ham United pledged to ban supporters found to have been involved in violence towards Chelsea fans during Wednesday's English League Cup tie between the teams.

There was a heavy police presence at the London Stadium, formerly the Olympic Stadium, where there has been violence involving West Ham fans since they moved into their new home at the start of the season.

West Ham count cost as relocation sparks turf war

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London (AFP) While historic Upton Park is being reduced to rubble by demolition workers, just across east London the price of progress seems painfully high to the West Ham fans engaged in a struggle for their club's soul.

Just five months ago West Ham waved farewell to Upton Park, their home for 112 years, and headed into a bright and lucrative future in their new and bigger London Stadium.

Bilic likens Payet to Messi after wonder goal

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London (AFP) West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic compared Dimitri Payet to Lionel Messi after the Frenchman's show-stopping strike earned his side a 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough on Saturday.

West Ham were trailing to Cristhian Stuani's header at London Stadium when Payet picked up the ball wide on the left in the 57th minute and span away from Antonio Barragan.

Bilic likens Payet to Messi after wonder goal

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London (AFP) West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic compared Dimitri Payet to Lionel Messi after the Frenchman's show-stopping strike earned his side a 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough on Saturday.

West Ham were trailing to Cristhian Stuani's header at London Stadium when Payet picked up the ball wide on the left in the 57th minute and span away from Antonio Barragan.

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Manic Mondays - West Ham and Manchester United will pose stern test of Chelsea's credentials.

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Chelsea travel to West Ham on Monday night in the Premier League followed by Manchester United at home the following Monday in the FA Cup.
Top of the Premier League and through to the Quarter-Finals of the FA Cup, Chelsea are in a rich vein of form and are considered by many as favourites to win both competitions at this stage of the season.

Premier League Snapshot: West Ham Strategically Place Steward Next To Dmitri Payet Picture Outside Stadium…

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West Ham took the precaution of stationing a steward right next to an image of Dimitri Payet on the wall outside the London Stadium for their game against Crystal Palace today.

As you're probably well aware, Payet has been refusing to play or train for the Hammers for the past few days after informing the club that he wishes to jump ship before the end of the transfer window.

London Stadium security under scrutiny as Saints visit

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London (AFP) West Ham's attempts to solve the crowd control problems that have ruined the club's move to the London Stadium will be closely scrutinised when Southampton visit on Sunday.

The Hammers' switch from Upton Park to the former Olympic Stadium in Stratford has been beset by issues with fan safety and a series of ugly brawls broke out during the recent defeat by Watford.

London Stadium security under scrutiny as Saints visit

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London (AFP) West Ham's attempts to solve the crowd control problems that have ruined the club's move to the London Stadium will be closely scrutinised when Southampton visit on Sunday.

The Hammers' switch from Upton Park to the former Olympic Stadium in Stratford has been beset by issues with fan safety and a series of ugly brawls broke out during the recent defeat by Watford.

West Ham chosen for Olympic stadium

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West Ham United have been chosen to take over the London 2012 Olympics stadium after fending off rival bidders Tottenham Hotspur

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Arsenal travel to the London Stadium

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Today's pre-match is written by a long suffering West Ham supporter, hope you enjoy the read.

Towards the end of last season, the vertically challenged of the porn brothers was asked whether the club were about to offer Slaven Billic a new contract, given his impressive first season.

The Best Ever Football Stadium Migration – You’re ‘Avin a Giraffe, Love

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When the porn brothers announced their intention to move from one of London's most feared stadiums to an athletics and concert venue, I like most regular fans felt a certain degree of unease. Surely we didn't need a 52,000 seat stadium especially one with a bloody great running track between the players and the old east side chicken run.

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Mayor orders London Stadium costs investigation

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London (AFP) The troubled London Stadium came under the spotlight again on Wednesday as Labour's London mayor Sadiq Khan ordered an investigation into the escalating costs.

A spokesperson for the mayor slammed the previous Conservative administration of Boris Johnson for leaving the stadium's finances in a "total and utter mess".

Timbers Tid Bits: Winless Edition

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Do you remember the last regular season match the Portland Timbers won at home? If you don't I certainly won't blame you... The last regular season home win for the Timbers came on May 21st, almost 2 and a half months ago against the Columbus Crew. What happened? Where did the energy go? I'm going to have a editorial on the Timbers continuing struggles later today, but suffice it to say, I firmly believe that going this long without winning at home isn't acceptable.