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  1. Fans go home happy as Chelsea stage lively show

    Posted Jul 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa Kinwa.chan@scmp.com Fans were given a rare treat as they witnessed English Premier League giants Chelsea thrash Hong Kong champions Kitchee 4-0 in their Barclays Asia Trophy ... waved throughout the stands. The result was hardly important as few had expected Kitchee to overcome their opponents, but Chelsea's fast-moving, attacking soccer with repeated surges down ...

  2. First-touch Torres puts seal on Chelsea triumph

    Posted Jul 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... James Porteous james.porteous@scmp.com Fernando Torres delighted fans by scoring his first goal on Chelsea's Asian tour to seal a 2-0 victory in the Barclays Asia Trophy at a sold-out ... goalkeeper Shay Given. The Spaniard has been the focus of intense pressure from the media as he failed to find the net on Chelsea's tour of Malaysia, Thailand and Hong Kong, having scored just ...

  3. Ancelotti, Chelsea's Mr Cool, rides out another storm

    Posted May 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... during a turbulent season at Chelsea harks back to his early coaching career in Serie A. In 1999 when he was appointed as manager of Juventus, he arrived at the Stadio delle Alpi in Turin ... the poker-faced Ancelotti deadpanned: 'The lack of respect was intolerable. How can you talk about a pig like that?' At Chelsea, Ancelotti has diffused potentially explosive situations ...

  4. Ancelotti high on Chelsea life and love affair with England

    Posted Sep 18th 2010, 12:00am by Jason Dasey

    ... continues to win praise for attractive soccer at high-flying Chelsea with echoes from his Dutch-flavoured AC Milan playing days. Tomorrow, as newly promoted Blackpool visit Stamford Bridge, another rout is predicted even in the wake of Chelsea's Champions League midweek trip to Slovakia to face MSK Zilina. The last remaining EPL team with a perfect record this season have scored 17 ...


    Posted May 01st 2005, 12:00am by Nick Pulford

    ... Nick Pulford 1. Points accumulated in the 'mini-league' of the top five teams are becoming ever more crucial in deciding the championship. Chelsea have usually lagged behind ... Chelsea have struggled in London derbies- until this season. They have taken 21 points out of a possible 27 and, most importantly, have matched Arsenal, drawing both their league clashes. ...

  6. CHAMPIONS again!

    Posted Apr 30th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Pulford

    ... CHELSEA'S REASON TO CHEER... It has long been said that the Premiership season is a marathon, not a sprint, and Chelsea's triumph this season proved the essential truth behind that old cliche. ... of that runaway success, however, as Chelsea 'hit the wall' in the second half of the campaign. As they stumbled, Manchester United started to close the gap at an alarming rate, but Chelsea dug ...

  7. You Bet

    Posted May 30th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Pulford

    ... with Nick Pulford Chelsea will start tonight's FA Cup final as strong favourites and, with most of the form lines and historical trends in their favour, the biggest question mark ... and the first in 13 not to have been won by a team from that elite group. Normal service has been resumed this year with Chelsea representing the big four, though Everton have done their best to make ...

  8. History says elite group ought to settle title in battle among themselves

    Posted Aug 13th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Pulford

    ... Nick Pulford The English Premiership winners will 'come from a small group of one', according to Chelsea's boastful chief executive Peter Kenyon. Most pundits seem to agree: Chelsea are in a league of their own. Jose Mourinho's team are worthy title favourites, but their advantage might not be as big as it appears. Although the championship is decided over 38 ...

  9. You Bet

    Posted May 15th 2010, 12:00am by Nick Pulford

    ... Nick Pulford Chelsea will start as overwhelming favourites tonight as they try to become the first club to retain the FA Cup since 2003 and the first to do the double since 2002. Tonight's final is top versus bottom from the Premier League and the market suggests there is little chance of an upset, with Chelsea 1.13 favourites. Portsmouth are 15.00 to pull off the biggest ...

  10. ... And their reasons to fear

    Posted Apr 30th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Pulford

    ... Nick Pulford 1 Matters of Discipline Chelsea didn't receive a single red card on their way to the title last season, making them the only Premiership team with a red-free campaign, but they haven't kept such a tight grip on discipline this season. Arjen Robben was the first Chelsea player to receive his marching orders when he was given a second yellow card for removing his shirt ...




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