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Chelsea 0 Bournemouth 0 – HALF-TIME

A dour 45 minutes with neither side looking confident enough to take the risk to open the scoring. The Blues lost centre-back Andreas Christensen to a hamstring pull on 27 minutes and that just about…






Arsenal 1 Chelsea 1 – HALF-TIME

BY PAUL LAGAN paul@slpmedia.co.uk The Blues had the lion’s share of a pulsating opening 45 minutes which saw Eden Hazard put the west Londoners 1-0 up early on. He slipped through the Arsenal rearguard, latched…




Hazard: We are going to Arsenal to win

BY PAUL LAGAN paul@slpmedia.co.uk Eden Hazard believes that the Blues won’t be sitting back against Arsenal tomorrow night in the second leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final – but are going to the Emirates to…


Hazard: We don’t need another striker

BY PAUL LAGAN paul@slpmedia.co.uk Eden Hazard has told Roman Abramovich to keep his money in his pocket, he doesn’t need to buy another striker. The rumours of Antonio Conte needing another hitman are gathering apace…






Antonio Conte. Photo by Paul Lagan

Conte: Barkley to play against Norwich in FA Cup

BY PAUL LAGAN paul@slpmedia.co.uk Ross Barkley will make his Chelsea debut at some point during Wednesday’s FA Cup reply against Norwich City. Barkley, a £15million signing from Everton has recovered from his long-term injury and…







Guy Laurence

Chelsea FC have new chief executive

BY PAUL LAGAN paul@slpmedia.co.uk Chelsea has beefed up its senior management team. The last chief executive , Ron Gourlay, left the SW6 outfit in 2014. Guy Laurence takes up his post next month. He will report directly to…





Antonio Conte. Photo by Paul Lagan

Conte: I don’t know when Barkely will play

BY PAUL LAGAN paul@slpmedia.co.uk Antonio Conte is content with his squad, despite the disappointing 0-0 draw with Norwich City on Saturday in the FA Cup and is unsure when new signing Ross Barkely will make…






Antonio Conte. Photo by Paul Lagan

Conte: We tried to win

BY PAUL LAGAN paul@slpmedia.co.uk Antonio Conte is reflective and unhappy about his charges performance against Norwich City, which ended 0-0 this evening and results in a FA Cup replay at Stamford Bridge. “For sure, there…