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  1. Sleepless Chelsea youths have Munich on their minds

    Posted May 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Chelsea Reserves manager Dermot Drummy was hoping Lucas Piazon and his teammates would be playing with a smile on their faces today at the HKFC Citibank ... a big smile on their faces tomorrow,' said Drummy with a gleam in his eye as he looked forward to the Champions League final between the senior Chelsea team and Bayern Munich (early ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Chelsea and ailing Gunners move into the EPL spotlight

    Posted Oct 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Nick Pulford The match-of-the-weekend focus switches from Manchester to London tonight as Chelsea host Arsenal in the latest clash between teams from the Premier League's big six, although it's not quite set up in the way most people would have expected at the start of the season. The last time the two clubs met at Stamford Bridge, just over 12 months ago, Chelsea were ...

  4. You Bet

    Posted Aug 21st 2010, 12:00am by Nick Pulford

    ... with Nick Pulford English Premier League title rivals Chelsea and Manchester United, having taken advantage of easy opening matches against promoted sides, will have to show something more this weekend when they travel to grounds that hold unhappy recent memories for them. Chelsea go to Wigan, where they lost 3-1 last September in one of the more inexplicable results of a season ...

  5. United they stood- how they did it

    Posted May 13th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Pulford

    ... Nick Pulford The Red Devils' Premier League glory can be attributed to several winning factors In the end, Manchester United and Chelsea didn't even produce the closest finish in Premier League history. The final day of the season was a damp squib, with United doing all that was required by winning 2-0 at Wigan for a two-point victory margin over Chelsea, but the lack ...

  6. Big-spender Chelsea to flash more cash

    Posted Aug 26th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... HERNAN CRESPO and directors from Inter Milan were believed to be in London to finalise his GBP20 million-plus (over HK$149 million) move to Chelsea, the British newspaper London Evening ... summer spending spree looks set to top the A100m mark, the report said. 'Inter are attempting to hold out for 40m euros (GBP27.5m). It is more likely Chelsea will pay less than GBP25m ...

  7. It's judgment day for Chelsea

    Posted Oct 18th 2003, 12:00am by Nick Pulford

    ... with Chelsea putting their new-found leadership on the line at Arsenal and, just as crucially, seeking to redress the balance of power in London. Chelsea went top on goal difference when they drew ... disproving the notion that a London team couldn't win the title because of the amount of derby matches they had to play- but Chelsea are still struggling to overcome the derby factor. While ...

  8. Highbury test for high-flying Chelsea

    Posted Oct 17th 2003, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Chelsea face a stern test of their English Premier League title credentials when they meet Arsenal in a London derby at Highbury tomorrow (10pm, ESPN). Chelsea drew 0-0 at Birmingham City on Tuesday to steal top place from Arsenal. The Blues have won six and drawn two of their first eight games under Russian billionaire owner Roman Abramovich, who has transformed the club now known ...

  9. Lager louts shut out, and it's for the best

    Posted Aug 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tim Bryan London On my last visit to Stamford Bridge, the home of Chelsea FC, the area postal code SW3 hadn't been quite so disparagingly rebranded as 'SW Twee'. A lot has changed since 1984. While King's Road in Chelsea was a mecca for youth cults and trendy tourists, its environs a mix of wealthy homes and rundown local authority estates, it had yet ...

  10. Minnows deserve second look

    Posted Dec 20th 2003, 12:00am by Nick Pulford

    ... might win and many will want to bet on the all-up, but do Arsenal and Chelsea deserve to be such strong favourites at Bolton and Fulham, respectively, in tonight's TV double-header? Bolton are one of the form teams in the Premiership and turned Chelsea over last weekend, so they must have good claims back on home territory, where their record was strong even before their recent ...




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