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With a superb second-half Chelsea defeat Arsenal in Baku and win the Europa League.

After a goalless first-half, an Olivier Giroud‘s header broke the lock in the first minutes of the second-half.

Pedro and a penalty by Eden Hazard put the Blues 3 up, before Iwobi scored for Arsenal. In the end, Hazard scored the second goal of the night with Chelsea winning the match 4-1.

The Blues so win their second Europa League after the 2013’s one after the final vs Benfica.

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A lucky manager, this is how Antonio Conte defines himself: the reason of this is the group of player he’s got at Chelsea, true winners that already lifted many trophies in their careers and know how to stay at the top:

“I have a lot of players who played and won titles in the past,”

“They know very well the way that we must continue to try to keep at the top of the table, to try and win the title.

“For this reason, I’m lucky. I’m lucky to have a lot of players who, in the past, won a lot.

“If, sometimes, I can see some of them relaxing, it’s right for me to try and help them be focused for every moment. But, honestly, it wasn’t necessary for me to keep the concentration and focus of the players.”

 

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Two of most important rugby coaches Eddie Jones and Steve Borthwick visited Chelsea training ground at Cobham for a day of information-sharing at the elite level of professional sport.

Jones was Grand Slam-winning England rugby union coach and Borthwick  the team’s forwards coach. The first one was also a guest at last weekend game against Manchester City at Stamford Bridge.

“It is fantastic to come to Chelsea, which is one of the greatest clubs in the world of football,” Jones told the official Chelsea website.

“Guus Hiddink has had a great career and the chance to exchange ideas with him is enormously valuable. I have made an attempt to keep improving myself as a coach and you can only improve by meeting with coaches who are better than you.”

 

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Also Jake Clarke-Salter spoke after the win the in the Youth League: the defender was, of course, really satisfied for this important success coming in a crucial moment for his career, since he made his first team debut a couple of weeks ago against Aston Villa:

“To win the trophy two years in a row is an amazing achievement for any club so we’re very proud,’ he said to Chelsea official website.

‘We’ve been together as a group for a long time now and have a good togetherness which helps us get through certain situations. PSG were a physical team, probably the toughest we’ve played in that sense, but I thought our defence and the whole team matched them.”

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Chelsea U19 confirm themselves as the best young team in Europe winning the Youth League for the second year in a row.

Viveash’s boys beat PSG 2-1 with goals by Tomori (10′) and Palmer (63′).  PSG’s goal was netted by Meite a couple of minutes before Palmer’s winner.

Chelsea goalkeeper Collins saved a penalty to PSG’s Augustin in the first half, right after Tomori’s goal, and provided other two-three fundamental saves but all the team made a huge effort in this final, showing their quality and fighting spirit.

CHELSEA – Collins; Sterling, Tomori, Clarke-Salter, Aina; Colkett (c), Ali; Maddox, Scott, Palmer; Abraham.

PSG – Descamps; Georgen, Toure, Eboa Eboa, Coucoure; Demoncy, Nkunku, Bernede; Meite, Augustin, Bernede

 

Scorers: Tomori 10′, Meite 60, Palmer 63′

Yellow Cards: Tomori 12′, Meite 75′

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English Premier League giants will play a friendly in Thailand later this month, it has been announced by respective clubs.

Chelsea have been crowned Champions last week end after their 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace. They are due to lead the parade on the 24th of May before taking the title to to Thailand on the 28th where they will play a Thai team for a friendly.

Jose Mourinho is relishing the prospect of going back to Thailand. The Special one has been there two years ago and was highly impressed by the kindness of the Thai population

Meanwhile Liverpool’s stop to Thailand will be the first one of their summer tour where they are expected to play later on against Brisbane Roar and Adelaide United.

 

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Chelsea host Crystal Palace and just need three points to be crowned champions despite having three games left to play. Meanwhile Crystal Palace are nine points ahead of 18th placed Sunderland so they’re in no danger of being relegated to the Championship probably thanks to the great work done by Alan Pardew since he took over at the club..

How did the first half go so far?

Chelsea have been the team who have had the most possession of the ball especially in the opening moments but it took a good twenty minutes before the Eagles put the host on a great pressure

The Eagles have had a good amount of chances and Zaha has caused some trouble to the Chelsea defence everytime he got forward down the left flank so Chelsea aren’t out of danger and need to close down the gap especially with Ivanovic.

But the goal came two minutes before heading back to the dressing room and the best player of the league was at it again. Willian and Hazard play a one-two before Hazard runs into the box before being tripped over by McArthur

Hazard stepped in with composure but scuffed the penalty easily saved by Speroni but the goalkeeper could do nothing else except push the ball back to the Belgian who nodded the ball into the net

Chelsea have only lost two games this season and know how to get the job done so you would expect them to keep the lead and win the game despite their frustrating first half.

The Blues are 45 minutes away from being Champions so let’s see what happens in the second half

 

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Here is the official line ups for today’s game at Stamford Bridge between Chelsea and Crystal Palace

Chelsea: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (C), Azpilicueta, Ramires, Matic, Willian, Fabregas, Hazard, Drogba

Substitutes: Cech, Filipe Luis, Zouma, Mikel, Loftus Cheek, Cuadrado, Remy

 

Manager: Jose Mourinho

 

Crystal Palace: Speroni, Mariappa, Dann, Delaney (C) , Ward, Ledley, McArthur, Puncheon, Muth, Zaha, Bolasie

Substitutes: Hennessey, Hangeland, Kelly,Lee, Jedinak, Sanogo, Murray

 

Manager: Alan Pardew

 

Referee: Kevin Friend

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