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Chelsea vs Tottenham player ratings: The best and worst from Carabao Cup clash at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea vs Tottenham player ratings: The best and worst from Carabao Cup clash at Stamford Bridge

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BIG GAME The Blues claimed glory over Spurs in a dramatic penalty shoot-out Chelsea booked their place in the Carabao Cup final after beating Tottenham in a penalty shoot-out at Stamford Bridge. N’Golo Kante and Eden Hazard put the Blues 2-1 up on aggregate before Fernando Llorente forced penalties. Eric Dier and Lucas Moura missed for the north Londoners and the home side were perfect from the spot to set up a date with Manchester City in the final next month. Chelsea star Eden Hazard Chelsea: Kepa Arrizabalaga: No chance with Llorente’s close-range header. Saved very well from Moura at the key time in the shoot-out. 6 Cesar Azpilicueta: An assured performance as ever from the captain and blasted home perfect penalty. 6 Antonio R...
Ukraine-Russia sea clash: Captured sailors shown on Russia TV

Ukraine-Russia sea clash: Captured sailors shown on Russia TV

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Statements by three captured Ukrainians have been released by Russia's security service after Russian ships fired on and seized three Ukrainian boats off the coast of Russian-annexed Crimea.One of the men, Volodymyr Lisovyi, said he was aware of the "provocative nature" of the Ukrainian action.Ukraine's navy commander said the men had been forced to lie under duress.Meanwhile, a Crimean court ordered that 12 of the 24 Ukrainians seized on Sunday be detained for 60 days.The court is expected to issue rulings for the remaining servicemen on Wednesday. Western nations have condemned Russia's use of force, four years after it seized Ukraine's southern Crimean peninsula.Why this crisis is fraught with riskThe flare-up is the first out...
Tottenham vs Chelsea: Blues’ predicted line-up for huge London derby Premier League clash at Wembley

Tottenham vs Chelsea: Blues’ predicted line-up for huge London derby Premier League clash at Wembley

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likely 11 The Blues will be hoping for a repeat of last season's Wembley triumph when they travel for Saturday's late kick-off Chelsea put their unbeaten record and Premier League title credentials on the line when they travel to Wembley Stadium to take on Tottenham Hotspur. While the international break momentarily halted proceedings in the league, the Blues will be keen to lay down a marker with an impressive showing on Saturday, in a match you can listen to live on talkSPORT. Chelsea drew their last match 0-0 with Everton In their last Premier League match, Chelsea were forced to share the points as they drew with Everton at Stamford Bridge. That result allowed Liverpool to climb above Chelsea into second and left the Blues four points beh...
Chelsea injury news: Midfield star Mateo Kovacic doubtful for Tottenham clash

Chelsea injury news: Midfield star Mateo Kovacic doubtful for Tottenham clash

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derby dilemma The Croatian maestro was missing during his country's visit to Wembley on Sunday Chelsea could be without midfield star Mateo Kovacic when they face Tottenham on Saturday. The Croatian is a major doubt for the game after picking up a muscular injury during the international break. Kovacic is racing to be fit for the derby Kovacic played no part in his country’s 2-1 defeat to England at Wembley on Sunday and ESPN reporter Liam Twoney revealed he did not train the previous day. However, there is hope the Real Madrid loanee will recover in time for the London derby. Kovacic not even in the Croatia squad despite Rakitic’s absence. I just spoke to some Croatian journalists who said he didn’t train yesterday & ...