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Premier League Match Report - Chelsea 4 Watford 2

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Late goals by Cesar Azpilicueta and Michy Batshuayi ensured the Blues returned to winning ways as we came from behind to beat Watford 4-2 on an eventful afternoon at Stamford Bridge.
The Spanish defender popped up four minutes from time to meet a wonderful Willian cross and guide his header beyond Heurelho Gomes to make it 3-2, before Batshuayi made sure of the points with a smart finish – his second of the game – in added time.
Antonio Conte’s side had taken an early lead in the game courtesy of a stunning Pedro strike. Goals from Abdoulaye Doucoure and Roberto Pereyra either side of the break, however, had put the visitors in control of the contest, and they could have been out of sight but for a couple of glaring misses by Richarlison.
The introduction of Batshuayi and Willian had the desired effect for the Blues, though, and it was a 70th-minute header by the Belgian which drew us level, before the two late goals capped a stunning turnaround.
Antonio Rudiger and Pedro come i…

UEFA Champion League Match Report - Chelsea 3 Roma 3

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In a rollercoaster first of two meetings with Roma this month, the Blues let slip a 2-0 lead but then came from behind to share the spoils.  
An early sweet strike from David Luiz was followed by the first of two Eden Hazard goals but with half-time approaching, the improving Italians halved the deficit through Aleksandar Kolarov and given the pattern of the first 45 minutes, the second half looked set for and duly delivered more goals.
To use a favoured phrase of Antonio Conte, Chelsea suffered in the early stages of the second period and Roma turned their pressure into goals and a lead with another of their former Manchester City players, Edin Dzeko, scoring twice. But not to be outdone, Hazard doubled his personal tally for the night with quarter-of-an-hour to go with a well-placed header to equalise, and we had prevented the third straight defeat that had looked on the cards.
Before kick-off at Stamford Bridge, there had been an eyebrow-raising result in our group’s …

UEFA Youth League Match Report - Chelsea 0 Roma 2

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Our Under-19s suffered their first UEFA Youth League defeat in 18 matches as Joe Edwards’s team were beaten by a goal either side of half-time at an overcast Cobham.
Schalke were the winners in Surrey on the last occasion we lost in Europe back in November 2014 but Roma matched that feat with a resilient and clinical performance. A penalty awarded at the end of an evenly-matched first half swung the balance of the game, with Andrea Marcucci converting from 12 yards, before Lorenzo Valeau doubled the damage with a drive from distance just before the hour mark.
Despite tinkering to the system and personnel, it just wasn’t our day as a string of chances were spurned in the final half hour, leaving three sides tied on the same number of points at the top of Group C.
Edwards made two changes from the side that recorded an impressive victory against Atletico in Madrid on the previous matchday, both enforced absences as George McEachran and Callum Hudson-Odoi remain away with Eng…

We Are The Pride, Chelsea Football Club 2017/18 Kit

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We Are The Pride!!!
Chelsea FC and Nike today unveil our new home and away kits for the 2017/18 season.
It marks the first collaboration of this exciting partnership, in which Nike will produce strips for the first team, Academy and Ladies teams, as well as a full range of apparel and training wear for millions of Blues supporters around the world.

2017/18 HOME KIT A minimalist look creates a Chelsea home shirt that is modern and at the same time rooted in the club’s heritage.
A key stage in the design process was ensuring the blue is a perfect match for the club’s specific shade. An original shirt from the early 1970s was used to define the desired blue and Nike Football’s apparel technicians produced a perfect match.
This Chelsea blue is combined with contemporary design details and Nike AeroSwift technology to deliver a kit fit for champions. The round neckline includes a white trim with ‘CHELSEA’ knitted into the back of the neck in white text, while the shorts feature wh…

Premier League Match Report - Crystal Palace 2 Chelsea 1

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Catatan tandang apik Chelsea harus terhenti di Selhurst Park oleh Crystal Palace yang berhasil meraih tiga poin pertamanya musim ini.

Kick-off dilakukan oleh Chelsea.

6’ - Penyelamatan gemilang dari Courtois! Palace mendapat peluang emas ketika Townsend mengumpan silang Zaha, namun usahanya terhenti di kaki kiper kita.
7’ - Cahill berhasil menghalau umpan silang Van Aanholt di muka gawang. Tuan rumah mengawali laga dengan baik.
11’ - Palace unggul. 1-0. Townsend mengoper ke belakang, diterima Cabaye dengan dadanya, disapu Luiz, bola mengenai si pemain Perancis dan masuk ke gawang.
13’ - The Blues menyerang. Moses berlari mengejar umpan Willian, namun offside.
18’ - Moses mendapat sepak pojok. Bakayoko berhasil menyamakan kedudukan dengan menanduk bola sepak pojok Cesc Fabregas! 1-1. Itu adalah gol pertamanya di Premier League dan diciptakan dalam waktu yang sangat tepat. 22’ - Hazard mengumpan silang Alonso yang berlari dari seberang, namun bola terlalu deras. Palace nyaris menceta…

Chelsea Legend - Eiður Guðjohnsen

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On 19 June 2000, Eiður Smári was signed by Premier League club Chelsea for a fee of £4.5 million. He was the second striker signed by the Blues that pre-season, after Dutch international Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.
Eiður Smári made his debut on 13 August in the 2000 FA Charity Shield at Wembley Stadium, replacing Gianfranco Zola for the final 17 minutes of a 2–0 win over Manchester United. He spent most of his first season in London being used as a substitute, but was still able to score 13 times. In his second season, he formed a partnership with Hasselbaink which provided 52 goals for Chelsea in all competitions.
Following the appointment of José Mourinho as manager, Eiður Smári eventually played in a more withdrawn role as he helped the club win two successive Premier League titles. On 23 October 2004, he scored a hat-trick in a 4–0 home win over Blackburn Rovers.
Early in 2003, he admitted to a gambling problem, confessing to having lost £400,000 in casinos over a five-month pe…

UEFA Women's Champions League Match Report - Bayern Munich 2 Chelsea 1

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A precious away goal from Fran Kirby proved the difference on a dramatic night in Munich as the Blues advanced to the last 16 of the Women’s Champions League on one of the greatest days in Chelsea Ladies' history.
And what a game it was! Leading by a goal from the first leg, it looked like Kirby’s superb strike on the hour would give us an unassailable lead, but Bayern hit back with two goals of their own setting up an agonising final quarter-of-an-hour.
Resilience, grit and last-ditch defending had been the order of the tie up to that point and there was plenty more on display as the clock ticked oh-so-slowly towards the game’s conclusion. A couple of further scares and more than six minutes of stoppage time later, and we had done it!
In the same city that our men’s team enjoyed their finest hour, the Ladies had done likewise and now have next week’s draw to look forward to. After these two performances, they will feel anything is possible.
Emma Hayes saw no need to m…