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Conte, Mourinho feud boils over after FA Cup clash

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London (AFP) – Antonio Conte slammed Manchester United’s cynical attempts to intimidate Chelsea in his side’s bitter FA Cup quarter-final win, but Jose Mourinho hit back at his rival by insisting he remains the Blues’ best ever manager.

Chelsea boss Conte was furious with United’s aggressive approach after Ander Herrera was sent off for two fouls on Eden Hazard in Monday’s 1-0 victory at Stamford Bridge.

Video: Man Utd arrive at Chelsea

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The lads have arrived at Stamford Bridge for tonight's game. #MUFC pic.twitter.com/x3pbUUCk5U Manchester United (@ManUtd) March 13, 2017...

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Rashford illness leaves United with no strikers

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London (AFP) – Manchester United could be without a recognised striker for Monday’s FA Cup quarter-final at Chelsea on Monday.

Marcus Rashford has reportedly been ruled out through illness, joining the already injured Wayne Rooney, Anthony Martial and the suspended Zlatan Ibrahimovic on the sidelines.

Chelsea Given Green Light To Crack On With Building Swanky New 60,000 Seater Stadium (Photo)

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Chelsea have been given the green light to crack on with building themselves theirshiny new£500million stadium.

Having already had their plans to demolish Stamford Bridge approved byHammersmith and Fulham Council, the Blues have now been given the go-ahead to replace it with a new 60,000-seater ground on the same land.

Leaders Chelsea stroll as Fabregas marks milestone

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London (AFP) – Cesc Fabregas marked his 300th Premier League appearance with the opening goal in Chelsea’s 3-1 victory over Swansea as the runaway leaders moved 11 points clear at the top on Saturday.

Fabregas’s first half goal was cancelled out by an equaliser from Fernando Llorente on the stroke of half time at Stamford Bridge, but second half goals from Pedro and Diego Costa sealed a comfortable win.

Chelsea go 11 points clear, Leicester into bottom three

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London (AFP) – Chelsea surged 11 points clear at the top of the Premier League as Pedro inspired a 3-1 win over Swansea, while Leicester’s gloom deepened as the troubled champions plunged into the relegation zone on Saturday.

Antonio Conte’s leaders won for the 17th time in their last 20 league games to push them a step closer to the title.

Chelsea go 11 points clear, Leicester into bottom three

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London (AFP) – Chelsea surged 11 points clear at the top of the Premier League as Pedro inspired a 3-1 win over Swansea, while Leicester’s gloom deepened as the troubled champions plunged into the relegation zone on Saturday.

Antonio Conte’s leaders won for the 17th time in their last 20 league games to push them a step closer to the title.

Hazard hails Bridge factor as key to Chelsea’s success

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London (AFP) – Chelsea’s Eden Hazard believes some teams are already beaten even before they kick-off at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues are eight points clear at the top of the Premier League table heading into this weekend’s matches, with Chelsea at home to relegation-threatened Swansea City.

Hazard hails Bridge factor as key to Chelsea’s success

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London (AFP) – Chelsea’s Eden Hazard believes some teams are already beaten even before they kick-off at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues are eight points clear at the top of the Premier League table heading into this weekend’s matches, with Chelsea at home to relegation-threatened Swansea City.

Rashford targets Chelsea revenge mission

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London (AFP) – Marcus Rashford insists Manchester United will be on a revenge mission when they face Chelsea in the FA Cup quarter-finals at Stamford Bridge.

Jose Mourinho’s side suffered an embarrassing 4-0 defeat against the Premier League leaders in west London in October.

It was a chastening afternoon for former Chelsea boss Mourinho on his first return to the Bridge since being sacked at the end of his second spell with the Blues.

Rashford targets Chelsea revenge mission

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London (AFP) – Marcus Rashford insists Manchester United will be on a revenge mission when they face Chelsea in the FA Cup quarter-finals at Stamford Bridge.

Jose Mourinho’s side suffered an embarrassing 4-0 defeat against the Premier League leaders in west London in October.

It was a chastening afternoon for former Chelsea boss Mourinho on his first return to the Bridge since being sacked at the end of his second spell with the Blues.

FA Cup Quarter-Final Draw: Chelsea Host Holders Man Utd In Heavyweight Clash While Lincoln Travel To Arsenal Or Fellow Non-League Side Sutton

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After a dramatic FA Cup fifth round, the draw for the quarter-finals produced a mouthwatering set of clashes on Sunday night.

The stand-out tie sees top-flightgiants Chelsea and holders Manchester United go head to head at Stamford Bridge, with Antonio Clonte's Premier League leaderslooking to win the double.

Ibrahimovic sends Manchester United through to Chelsea FA Cup clash

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Blackburn (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic combined to score the winning goal that carried Manchester United through to the FA Cup quarter-finals in a 2-1 win at Blackburn Rovers.

United will face Chelsea in a mouthwatering last-eight tie at Stamford Bridge next month as victory maintained Jose Mourinho’s interest in all four competitions in which his side have competed this season.

Ibrahimovic sends Manchester United through to Chelsea FA Cup clash

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Blackburn (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic combined to score the winning goal that carried Manchester United through to the FA Cup quarter-finals in a 2-1 win at Blackburn Rovers.

United will face Chelsea in a mouthwatering last-eight tie at Stamford Bridge next month as victory maintained Jose Mourinho’s interest in all four competitions in which his side have competed this season.

Chelsea look to avoid Cup savaging by Wolves

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Wolverhampton (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Chelsea will look to avoid an FA Cup upset at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday with the mood still upbeat despite being held to a disappointing 1-1 draw at Burnley last Sunday.

The Londoners hold an eight-point lead over Manchester City in the Premier League but the Cup could give them a chance to rest some of their more established players even against a side that knocked out Liverpool last time.

Chelsea look to avoid Cup savaging by Wolves

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Wolverhampton (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Chelsea will look to avoid an FA Cup upset at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday with the mood still upbeat despite being held to a disappointing 1-1 draw at Burnley last Sunday.

The Londoners hold an eight-point lead over Manchester City in the Premier League but the Cup could give them a chance to rest some of their more established players even against a side that knocked out Liverpool last time.

Bayern Munich in for a Champions League shock from Arsenal?

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When Arsene Wenger took his Arsenal team so Stamford Bridge to face the Premier League leaders Chelsea recently, he was roundly criticised for the way he set the side up. After losing 3-1 to Chelsea a lot of pundits were quick to slam the Frenchman and his tactics, which were too open and allowed the [.

Hazard sparkles as Chelsea sink Arsenal, Reds rocked by Hull

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London (AFP) Eden Hazard's exquisite strike inspired Premier League leaders Chelsea to a 3-1 victory over Arsenal that shattered their rivals' title challenge, while spluttering Liverpool hit a new low in a 2-0 defeat at Hull on Saturday.

Belgian winger Hazard left a trail of defenders in his wake to double Chelsea's lead in the 53rd minute at Stamford Bridge.

Hazard sparkles as Chelsea sink Arsenal, Reds rocked by Hull

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London (AFP) Eden Hazard's exquisite strike inspired Premier League leaders Chelsea to a 3-1 victory over Arsenal that shattered their rivals' title challenge, while spluttering Liverpool hit a new low in a 2-0 defeat at Hull on Saturday.

Belgian winger Hazard left a trail of defenders in his wake to double Chelsea's lead in the 53rd minute at Stamford Bridge.

Hazard jewel cuts Arsenal 12 points adrift

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London (AFP) Eden Hazard scored a sublime solo goal as Premier League leaders Chelsea thrust a dagger into Arsenal's title aspirations with a 3-1 victory at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

The Belgian winger left a trail of defenders in his wake to double Chelsea's lead in the 53rd minute, in between a contentious header by Marcos Alonso and a late lob from Arsenal old boy Cesc Fabregas.

Hazard jewel cuts Arsenal 12 points adrift

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London (AFP) Eden Hazard scored a sublime solo goal as Premier League leaders Chelsea thrust a dagger into Arsenal's title aspirations with a 3-1 victory at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

The Belgian winger left a trail of defenders in his wake to double Chelsea's lead in the 53rd minute, in between a contentious header by Marcos Alonso and a late lob from Arsenal old boy Cesc Fabregas.

Chelsea’s Hazard scores stunning goal to dent Arsenal’s title chances

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London (AFP) Eden Hazard scored a sublime solo goal as Premier League leaders Chelsea thrust a dagger into Arsenal's title aspirations with a 3-1 victory at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

The Belgian winger left a trail of defenders in his wake to double Chelsea's lead in the 53rd minute, in between a contentious header by Marcos Alonso and a late lob from Arsenal old boy Cesc Fabregas.

Chelsea’s Hazard scores goal as Arsenal now 12 points adrift

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London (AFP) Eden Hazard scored a sublime solo goal as Premier League leaders Chelsea thrust a dagger into Arsenal's title aspirations with a 3-1 victory at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

The Belgian winger left a trail of defenders in his wake to double Chelsea's lead in the 53rd minute, in between a contentious header by Marcos Alonso and a late lob from Arsenal old boy Cesc Fabregas.

Chelsea’s Hazard scores goal as Arsenal now 12 points adrift

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London (AFP) Eden Hazard scored a sublime solo goal as Premier League leaders Chelsea thrust a dagger into Arsenal's title aspirations with a 3-1 victory at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

The Belgian winger left a trail of defenders in his wake to double Chelsea's lead in the 53rd minute, in between a contentious header by Marcos Alonso and a late lob from Arsenal old boy Cesc Fabregas.

Chelsea vs. Arsenal predicted lineups, preview and TV times

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Once again, as we roll towards the end of winter, Arsenal's Premier League title hopes are teetering on the brink of oblivion. Table toppers Chelsea, who host the Gunners at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, could nudge them off the edge.

The unravelling of their league campaign has been all too familiar for Arsenal supporters.

Chelsea vs. Arsenal predicted lineups, preview and TV times

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Once again, as we roll towards the end of winter, Arsenal's Premier League title hopes are teetering on the brink of oblivion. Table toppers Chelsea, who host the Gunners at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, could nudge them off the edge.

The unravelling of their league campaign has been all too familiar for Arsenal supporters.

Chelsea's £34m striker bid rejected - Batshuayi moving out on loan?

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Reports have suggested in the last 24 hours that Chelsea have had a £34m bid for Celtic striker Moussa Dembele rejected and asked to pay £40m. Is this the end this season for Michy Batshuayi?

Anyone at the game on Saturday or anyone who has witnessed Michy Batshuayi's body language of late will know that he cuts a frustrated figure at Chelsea.

Conte readies Chelsea for sterner tests after FA Cup stroll

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London (AFP) Antonio Conte praised the depth of his Chelsea squad after they eased into the last 16 of the FA Cup with a 4-0 win over Brentford as he toldthe Premier League leaders to prepare for tougher challenges ahead.

Branislav Ivanovic, in what could be his final appearance for the Blues if a reported move away from Stamford Bridge takes place in the closing days of the January transfer window, scored one goal and created another in a 30-minute substitute appearance.

Conte readies Chelsea for sterner tests after FA Cup stroll

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London (AFP) Antonio Conte praised the depth of his Chelsea squad after they eased into the last 16 of the FA Cup with a 4-0 win over Brentford as he toldthe Premier League leaders to prepare for tougher challenges ahead.

Branislav Ivanovic, in what could be his final appearance for the Blues if a reported move away from Stamford Bridge takes place in the closing days of the January transfer window, scored one goal and created another in a 30-minute substitute appearance.

Double-chasing Chelsea down Brentford in FA Cup

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London (AFP) Premier League leaders Chelsea remained on course for a domestic double as they eased into the last 16 of the FA Cup with a comfortable 4-0 win at home to second-tier Brentford at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

The Blues, eight points clear at the summit of English football, were rarely tested by their fellow west London side, who advanced with goals from Willian, Pedro, Branislav Ivanovic and Michy Batshuayi.

Double-chasing Chelsea down Brentford in FA Cup

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London (AFP) Premier League leaders Chelsea remained on course for a domestic double as they eased into the last 16 of the FA Cup with a comfortable 4-0 win at home to second-tier Brentford at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

The Blues, eight points clear at the summit of English football, were rarely tested by their fellow west London side, who advanced with goals from Willian, Pedro, Branislav Ivanovic and Michy Batshuayi.

Begovic’s Chelsea future up for grabs as Blues eye Gordon

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London (AFP) Asmir Begovic will only move from Chelsea during the transfer window if the Premier League leaders can bring in a replacement before next week's deadline, Blues manager Antonio Conte said Friday.

Conte's comments came as Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers confirmed London club Chelsea had made an offer for the Glasgow giants' Scotland international Craig Gordon.

Begovic’s Chelsea future up for grabs as Blues eye Gordon

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London (AFP) Asmir Begovic will only move from Chelsea during the transfer window if the Premier League leaders can bring in a replacement before next week's deadline, Blues manager Antonio Conte said Friday.

Conte's comments came as Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers confirmed London club Chelsea had made an offer for the Glasgow giants' Scotland international Craig Gordon.

Is it time to introduce Cesc Fabregas from the start in games for Chelsea?

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This subject has been debated throughout the local pubs and in the stands around Stamford Bridge. Should Cesc Fabregas start more games that he misses out on between now and the end of the season?

On Sunday against Hull City with seventy minutes to go, Chelsea were winning 1-0 but Hull to their credit were putting up a good fight.

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New 60,000-seat Chelsea stadium takes major step nearer

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London (AFP) – Chelsea’s plans to build a new £500 million ($610mn, 580mn euros) 60,000-seat stadium cleared another major hurdle on Monday when they received approval from London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

“London is one of the world’s greatest sporting cities and I’m delighted that we will soon add Chelsea’s new stadium to the already fantastic array of sporting arenas in the capital,” Khan said in a statement.

Hull skull fracture victim Mason talking in hospital

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London (AFP) Hull City midfielder Ryan Mason has been talking in hospital about the incident which left him with a fractured skull, the Premier League club said Monday.

The 25-year-old Mason suffered the injury when he accidentally clashed heads with Chelsea's Gary Cahill in the 14th minute of Hull's eventual 2-0 loss away to the Premier League leaders at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Arsenal

Have below par Ozil and Alexis given up on Arsenal?

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In what was a massive game for Arsenal and almost certainly the last chance to get back into the title race this season, we really needed every single one of the 11 players on the pitch at Stamford Bridge to perform. But we especially needed our star players to perform at something close to their [..

Arsene Wenger Blames Ref As Gunners Title Hopes End

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After watching his side lose 3-1 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger blamed referee Martin Atkinson for the defeat. Wenger claimed that Hector Bellerin was fouled by Marcos Alonso for the opener when he climbed above Hector Bellerin to head home a rebound, but the Arsenal defender soon left the pitch injured after being caught by an elbow in the incident.

Cech v Courtois – Stats show that the Arsenal man is the better keeper!

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Thibaut Courtois vs Petr Cech by Russell Ahead of Arsenal's trip to Stamford Bridge on Saturday, daily fantasy football game www.oulala.com have unearthed a number of key stats to reveal how current Chelsea goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois, has measured up to the man he replaced, Petr Cech, since the Czech joined rivals Arsenal in 2015.

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Chelsea news: Antonio Conte agrees contract extension until 2020

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Chelsea Football Club have reached an agreement with manager Antonio Conte to keep their manager at Stamford Bridge at least until June 2020, Italian source Tutto Mercato Web reports. Conte had initially signed a three-year contract last summer, but Roman Abramovich has already seen fit to give him an extension.