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  1. Chelsea no longer part of Premier League's duopoly

    Posted Feb 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Nick Pulford Chelsea and Manchester United have dominated the English Premier League championship for so long that it seems strange only one of the teams are in the title hunt as they go into tomorrow's showdown at Stamford Bridge. You have to go back eight years to the Arsenal Invincibles to find the last title winners apart from Chelsea or United, but that duopoly is on the verge ...

  2. Bolton put pressure on Chelsea

    Posted Apr 15th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Pulford

    ... with Nick Pulford Crucial fixture for Mourinho's men with United breathing down their necks Chelsea wrapped up the Premiership title on their last visit to Bolton 12 months ago, but Jose Mourinho's team are under much greater pressure for tonight's trip to the Reebok. Unless Manchester United slipped up at home to Sunderland last night, Chelsea should wake up ...

  3. Chelsea appeal in battle of top two

    Posted Aug 27th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Pulford

    ... with Nick Pulford The Blues have an outstanding record against Spurs Chelsea ended one London hoodoo with victory over Arsenal last weekend, but they should continue their own stranglehold over Tottenham Hotspur in tonight's big televised clash. Chelsea are top of the table already, with Spurs in second place, but the gap between them hardly seems to be narrowing. The Blues ...

  4. You Bet

    Posted Apr 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... to play. After two setbacks in the past week, United need to reassert their advantage with a home victory over Everton in tonight's early kick-off and then it will be up to Chelsea and Arsenal to match them. The first to try will be Chelsea, at home to West Ham, and then tomorrow it is Arsenal's turn at Bolton. Chelsea gathered more momentum in midweek when they beat Birmingham 3-1 ...

  5. Stern examination as resurgent Blues face City acid test

    Posted Dec 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Nick Pulford Chelsea vs Manchester City on Monday night is the standout fixture on the English Premier League programme. But there are significant tests everywhere- not only Chelsea ... as they visit Stoke. Chelsea have hit back at the critics with a pair of 3-0 victories against testing opposition, but they face the ultimate examination of their trophy-winning capabilities against ...

  6. FA shows bias in rule reversal

    Posted May 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the following year's tournament. Last year when Arsenal and Chelsea were in the quarter-final of the Champions League, the FA ruled that if either English team won the tournament they would be put ... why is a rule that was good enough for Arsenal and Chelsea last year, changed this year when Liverpool are in the frame? DAVID OH and RUSS GREEN, treasurer and chairman, Hong Kong Liverpool ...

  7. You Bet

    Posted Sep 01st 2007, 12:00am by Nick Pulford

    ... of them, Aston Villa and Chelsea, are in opposition this weekend, offering an early opportunity to bet them on the HiLo. Villa tend towards low-scoring home games (never less than 63 per cent under 2.5 goals in any of the past six seasons, with an average of 67 per cent) while Chelsea have been low-scoring on the road since Jose Mourinho took charge (70 per cent under 2.5 goals). ...

  8. You Bet

    Posted May 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the Champions League final, but first they must repel the renewed challenge from Chelsea in the English Premier League title race. Having succumbed to Manchester City and Arsenal in their most recent crunch games against elite domestic opponents, United must prove themselves in tomorrow's Old Trafford clash with Chelsea. The visitors have made up 12 points on United in the past two ...

  9. Chance to steal march

    Posted Aug 20th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Pulford

    ... and Everton are all in European action- hence the shortened Premiership list. That gives Chelsea and Arsenal the chance to steal a march in the title race, and they should have no problem taking advantage by scoring comfortable home wins over West Brom and Fulham respectively. Chelsea managed only a 1-0 win over West Brom last March, but at least a two-goal margin can be expected this time. ...

  10. Strong start does not guarantee title belongs to United

    Posted Sep 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Nick Pulford Manchester United's victory over Chelsea last weekend made them only the sixth team in English Premier League history to open the season with five straight wins ... Of the previous five teams with a 100 per cent record after five games, only Chelsea went on to lift the trophy- in 2005-06 and again two seasons ago. But a searing early pace does have an effect ...




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