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Chelsea can still hope to qualify for the next Champions League after they beat Burnley tonight at Turf Moor.

After finishing the first half up 1-0 thanks to Long’s own goal, the Blues, in the second half, failed a great chance with Alvaro Morata and few minutes later conceded the draw: shot by Gudmunsson deflected by Barnes and no chance for Courtois to make the save.

However, Antonio Conte‘s side found the winning goal with Victor Moses and got three crucial points in their run to finish in the Premier League top four.

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After tongiht 3-0 win over West Brom Chelsea crisis is probably over and now the Blues can start to think about Barcelona, due to land on Stamford Bridge next week after the FA Cup clash against Hull City.

It was Eden Hazard that led Chelsea to get the three points tonight, opening the score at 25′ with a sharp shot after a give and go with Olivier Giroud.

The Frenchman and Zappacosta failed to score some minutes before, with Foster saving his goal in a couple of chance, but first of all it was Jay Rodriguez that missed an incredible chance in the beginning of the game after a mistake by Victor Moses.

The Nigerian, anyway,  got back at it putting his name on the scoresheet at 63′ with a brilliant finishing.

Just some minutes before, Rondón failed a great chance to equalise when left alone in front of Thibaut Courtois.

Eight minutes after Moses’ goal Hazard completed his brace and sealed the game, giving back some calmness to the environment and to his team-mates.

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Another humiliation for Chelsea tonight, with a heavy 4-1 defeat at Watford.

The Hornets deserved the 3 points after a brilliant performance against an unrecognisible Chelsea.

The Blues didn’t start well but somehow tried to control the game and created chances, the best one for Willian that after 12′ shot wide from a good position.

Antonio Conte‘s lads didn’t impress in the first 30 minutes of the game, but things got worse after Tiemoué Bakayoko got booked twice in only five minutes and was sent off.

Willian, one of the best men on the pitch until that moment, was replaced by Cesc Fabregas in order to give more consistence to the Chelsea midifield.

After ten minutes, Thibaut Courtois committed penalty on Gerard Deulofeu, being lucky not to get a red card as well, and captain Troy Deeney gave the lead to the Hornets.

Chelsea tried to react in the beginning of the first half, but however it were Watford that were more dangeours, with Deulofeu and Richarlison going close to score around 60′.

At the first real shot on goal of their game, Chelsea equalised with Eden Hazard at 82′.

Only two minutes after Daryl Janmaat gave the lead to Watford again taking advantage of awful defence by the Blues.

Three minutes later, at 87′, Gerard Deulofeu crowned his super performance with a great goal, that sealed the game.

During injury time Roberto Pereyra found the net again for the Hornets, giving Chelsea another humiliation after last week’s defeat against Bournemouth.

This is the Blues’ first ever defeat at Watford since 1999.

In this moment Antonio Conte’s side still sit fourth in the table with 50 points, only 1 more than Spurs ( 49) behind Manchester City ( 69) Manchester United (56) and Liverpool 51.

Now the question is if, after this new year’s bad run, Roman Abramovich will lose his patience again and will give Conte the boot.

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A real humiliation for Chelsea tonight, with a heavy defeat against Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge.

In fact, the Cherries won 3-0 with goals by Wilson, Stanislas and former Chelsea defender and academy player Nathan Ake, all scored in the space of fifteen minutes in the beginning of the first half.

A deserved and vital win for Bournemouth, who take their unbeaten Premier League run to six games.

After a goalless first half, Callum Wilson (51′) swept home the opener before Junior Stanislas (64′) poked home the second.

Three minutes later, former Chelsea defender Nathan Ake (67′) sealed the victory for the Cherries.

A nightmare night for Antonio Conte’s side, who also lost Andreas Christensen for a hamstring injury at 28′: the Danish defender was replaced by Antonio Rudiger.


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With today’s brace against Newcastle Michy Batshuayi brings Chelsea to FA Cup fifth round: two goals scored in the space of 13 minutes in the end of the first part and Marcos Alonso that seals the win with a brilliant free-kick of his in the second half.

The Spanish full-back was also the protagonist in the first goal play, since it was him who assisted the Belgian striker after a great play by Pedro and Eden Hazard.

Just before half-time Batshuayi was released again by Hazard in a counter-attack that caught Newcastle out once more but as the striker shoots, the ball loops up off the shins of Jamaal Lascelles and over the helpless Darlow.

In the second half the Blues simply controlled the game but were able to create some dangerous chance as well especially with Pedro, who was the man of the match today.

At minute 72′ Marcos Alonso had the chance to realise his 7th goal on direct free-kick in this season and he succeeded, sealing the game and fixing the score on the 3-0.


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A well deserved pass for Carabao Cup final earned by Arsenal tonight after beating a Chelsea, who gave the impression they never really believed in reaching it.

Gunners were far more motivated than the Blues and despite conceding the first goal to Antonio Conte‘s side after only 7’ – Eden Hazard scored it – they immediately reacted and equalised thanks to an unlucky deflection by Marcos Alonso first and then Antonio Rudiger in their own goal.

Chelsea were actually in the game until Willian got injured after 27′ and was forced to limp off the pitch with a suspected hamstring injury, being replaced by Ross Barkley, who made his official debut for the Blues, his first game since last May. However, he didn’t impress.

From that point onward Arsenal took the control of the game despite the Blues trying to take the lead again with a couple of chances threw by Hazard.

The second part saw Arsene Wenger side being dominant and finding a deserved goal with Granit Xhaka at 60′.

Chelsea weren’t able to react or create dangerous chance, they only tried with the strength born of desperation in the last minutes of the game.

Conte now has to deal with an injury emergency and a way to refresh confidence and physical form in his players before Newcastle clash in FA Cup next Sunday.

Arsenal will Manchester City, who beat Bristol City last night, in the competition final at Wembley in one month.

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Another disappointing game for Chelsea, another goalless draw, the fourth one in a row if we consider the FA Cup and the League Cup, where the Blues obtained two 0-0 against Norwich City and Arsenal.

Stamford Bridge boos its disappointment after the final whistle after witnessing another deplorable performance and thanks Thibaut Courtois for keeping a clean sheet against a team that, especially in the first half, played for the three points and had more chances: his save on Ndidi in the first part was unbelievable.

Antonio Conte even tried a desperate move when, with no substitutions left after Gary Cahill was forced out with a hamstring injury at 33′, when he replaced Eden Hazard and Cesc Fabregas, both irritating and lacking of pace in this game, with Willian and Pedro trying to give a boost to the team.

Chelsea also had the advantage to play 11 vs 10 for more than 20 minutes after Ben Chilwell was sent out for double booking at 68′ but  hey didn’t use it.

The only real dangerous chance of their game in the last seconds of injury time, when Marcos Alonso tried the match-point on a free-kick that was brilliantly saved by Kasper Schmeichel.

A very nervous Alvaro Morata failed to impress again, seeming to have lost his feeling with the goal.

With this draw the Blues maintain third position in the league with 47 points but should Liverpool win against Manchester City – still leading with 62 points- they will catch them.

Manchester United, now second with the Blues same points, will play against Stoke City on Monday night.

Chelsea will have their chance to redeem themselves in front of their fans in FA Cup third round replay against Norwich City on next Wednesday night.

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Bellerin equalises during injury time (92′) for the 2-2 after Marcos Alonso gave Chelsea the illusion of a win with a goal at 83′.

In the last second Zappacosta smashes the ball on the cross-bar on the rebound of Morata’s header saved by Cech.

Everything happened in the second half, with Wilshere scoring the opener at 63′, but Hazard equalised immediately on penalty.

With this penalty Chelsea lose the second spot in the table in favour of Machester United, who now got 47 points against the 46 of the Blues, now 16 points behind leaders Manchester City.


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Chelsea finish their 2017 with a super win and display against Stoke City: 5 goals to please the fans who came at Stamford Bridge for the last match of the year.

The Blues immediately took the lead with Rudiger, who scored with a header after 3′, then Danny Drinkwater sealed the score on 2-0 with a fine volley at 9′.

Mid-way in the first half and Pedro put his name on the score-board with a great shot from the box limit (23′).

The Blues seemed more relaxed in the second half, trying to control the game: the only risk was when Berahino dribbled past Cahill and failed to beat Courtois, who saved a goal that could have give confidence for a come-back to the Potters.

Morata then failed the chance to score the 4-0 shooting on Butland ( 61′) and was promptly replaced by Batshuayi.

It was Willian to net the 4-0 ball, anyway, with a penalty lavishly conceded by referee Kevin Friend at 73′.

Davide Zappacosta, who entered in the beginning of the second half for Moses, sealed the score on 5-0 at 88′.

Chelsea are currently second in the table with 45 points, 13 less than Manchester City ( 58) 2 more than Manchester United ( 43) but the two Manchester sides still have a game on hand to be played in this fixture ( against Southampton and Palace).

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Chelsea's Spanish defender Marcos Alonso (R) celebrates with Chelsea's Spanish striker Alvaro Morata after scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Brighton and Hove Albion at Stamford Bridge in London on December 26, 2017.

A Spanish win for Chelsea, that get 3 points over Brighton in this Boxing Day clash: in fact, the Spaniards Alvaro Morata and Marcos Alonso score the goals for the win against the Seagulls in the beginning of the second half.

Two fantastic headers at 46′ and 60′, with assist from other two Spaniards – Azpilicueta and Fabregas- who gave Chelsea the lead and the control of the game, with Brighton who couldn’t capitalise their efforts and have to surrender to the Champions of England.

The Blues could control the game for 90′ but weren’t able to create many dangerous situations: eventually they conquered the win they needed to reduce the gap from Manchester United ( 43), still second in the table but with just one more point after getting only a 2-2 in today’s match against Burnley.

Leaders Manchester City will face Newcastle away tomorrow, with the chance to increase their gap on United to 15 points.



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