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Chelsea vs Crystal Palace: Premier League preview, team news, predicted line-ups, and more

Chelsea vs Crystal Palace: Premier League preview, team news, predicted line-ups, and more

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LONDON DERBY The Blues host the Eagles at Stamford Bridge on Sunday (4pm kick-off) Chelsea return to Premier League action against Crystal Palace on Sunday looking to keep up their title tilt after a week of Carabao Cup action. The Blues overcame Derby in a topsy-turvy 3-2 win which saw them progress to the quarter-finals of the competition. Chelsea benefitted from two own goals as they ultimately outgunned Derby However, the Eagles were not so successful, beaten 1-0 at Middlesbrough on Wednesday night. Despite some woeful October form, Roy Hodgson’s men did manage to end Arsenal’s winning run with a 2-2 draw at Selhurst Park last time out in the league. Meanwhile Maurizio Sarri’s side were dominant in a 4-0 triumph at Burnl...
Loftus-Cheek hits hat-trick in one-sided Chelsea win

Loftus-Cheek hits hat-trick in one-sided Chelsea win

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Ruben Loftus-Cheek hit a brilliant hat-trick as Chelsea coasted to victory in a one-sided Europa League game against Belarusian champions Bate Borisov.The Blues, inspired by their England midfielder, were far too strong for their opponents, stretching their lead at the top of Group L to six points with three games to play.Loftus-Cheek swept Maurizio Sarri's side ahead with just one minute and 42 seconds on the clock after being picked out by Davide Zappacosta's low cross. The 22-year-old doubled the lead with a side-foot volley from Willian's corner and sealed his first competitive hat-trick with a sumptuous 20-yard finish before Aleksei Rios scored a consolation.Reaction from Stamford Bridge...
Chelsea forward Eden Hazard admits he ‘wants to work with Jose Mourinho again’ and defends Manchester United manager

Chelsea forward Eden Hazard admits he ‘wants to work with Jose Mourinho again’ and defends Manchester United manager

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Eden's dream The Belgium international regrets that he could not have worked under Mourinho at Stamford Bridge for a much longer period Chelsea forward Eden Hazard has made a stunning admission about Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, revealing he wants to work with the Portuguese again. Hazard was the Blues’ star played when they won the 2014/15 Premier League title under Mourinho, scoring 14 goals and being named Premier League Player of the Season and winning similar awards from both the PFA and FWA. Hazard played perhaps the best season of his career in 2014/15 However, the Belgium international’s loss of form the following campaign coincided with Chelsea going completely off the rails. Mourinho was sacked in Decemb...
John Terry backed to be a success at Aston Villa by former Chelsea teammate Frank Lampard

John Terry backed to be a success at Aston Villa by former Chelsea teammate Frank Lampard

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'ALWAYS A LEADER' The former England captain has been linked with a return to Villa Park in a coaching capacity Frank Lampard has backed former Chelsea teammate John Terry to make it as a coach and a manager, if that happens to be his next move. Terry confirmed he would retire at the age of 37 having won five Premier League titles, five FA Cups, three League Cups, a Champions League and a Europa League. Lampard has backed his former teammate to be a managerial success 40-year-old Lampard spent his prime years as vice-captain to Terry at Stamford Bridge and alongside him in the England team, and it is understood that the Derby manager could soon be coming up against his long-term teammate in a Championship dugout. Terry is in content...
Chelsea legend John Terry announces retirement from professional football amid Aston Villa job speculation

Chelsea legend John Terry announces retirement from professional football amid Aston Villa job speculation

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JOB DONE The centre-back won five league titles, five FA Cups and the Champions League with the Blues Former Chelsea captain John Terry has announced his retirement from professional football. The 37-year-old posted a social media statement on Sunday evening revealing he had decided to call it quits, weeks after turning down the chance to sign for Spartak Moscow. John Terry left Chelsea at the end of the 2016/17 season, then spent a year at Aston Villa “After 23 incredible years as a footballer, I have decided now is the right time to retire from playing,” Terry wrote. He left Chelsea after winning his fifth league title at the club in 2017 and went on to captain Aston Villa last season. The Championship side reportedly want ...