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Édouard Mendy keeps it clean as Chelsea shut out Sevilla

Perhaps this was Frank Lampard’s way of proving that he is not a gung-ho coach. His first goalless draw since becoming Chelsea’s manager arrived in tough circumstances, built on a rare show of defensive solidity to keep Sevilla at bay. Chelsea stood fi…

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Southampton’s Vestergaard snatches point after Chelsea’s defensive disaster

Southampton rescued a point in dramatic circumstances at Stamford Bridge, earning a share of the spoils after Jannik Vestergaard’s stoppage-time header capped a wonderful comeback in the second half.A dramatic turnaround left Chelsea to reflect on thei…

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Chelsea reject Bayern’s Callum Hudson-Odoi loan bid with £70m option to buy

Chelsea may change stance if Bayern commit to permanent dealLampard says after win against Palace he wants to keep wingerChelsea have turned an offer from Bayern Munich for Callum Hudson-Odoi, rejecting the German side’s attempt to land the winger in a…

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Chilwell impresses and Jorginho scores twice from spot as Chelsea sink Palace

For 45 minutes it felt as if nothing had changed: yet another home game was threatening to turn into a tedious grind for Chelsea. They were short of ideas and inspiration in attack, even with Timo Werner on the left and Kai Havertz in the No 10 role. C…

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Kai Havertz hits hat-trick to ease Chelsea through against Barnsley

It turns out that writing off Kai Havertz two games into his Chelsea career was somewhat misguided. After the sniggering that greeted the German’s rusty displays against Brighton and Liverpool, he burst into a life with a hat-trick as Chelsea reached t…

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Kepa made a ‘clear mistake’ but we will support him, says Frank Lampard

Chelsea goalkeeper under pressure after error against LiverpoolSpaniard gifted Sadio Mané a second goal at Stamford BridgeFrank Lampard said that Kepa Arrizabalaga needs support after admitting the Spanish goalkeeper made a “clear mistake” in Chelsea’s…

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Mason Mount and Olivier Giroud sink Wolves and seal fourth place for Chelsea

Put the concerns over the defensive frailties to one side for now. Forget about Kepa Arrizabalaga’s lowly save percentage, all those goals conceded to counterattacks and whether this infuriatingly inconsistent Chelsea side will be capable of challengin…

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Frank Lampard says Chelsea still face a major fight for fourth

Manager warns against complacency after Everton routCarlo Ancelotti still eyeing Europa League spotFrank Lampard said that Chelsea have to keep their feet on the ground after his side tightened their grip on fourth place with a 4-0 victory over Everton…

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Olivier Giroud continues fine form to cap Chelsea’s 4-0 cruise past Everton

Chelsea took a grip on fourth place thanks to their biggest home win of the season, crushing Everton with a brilliant attacking display. Goals from Mason Mount, Olivier Giroud, Pedro Rodríguez and Willian were enough for them to move five points clear …

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Bayern defeat was a ‘harsh lesson’, admits Chelsea’s Frank Lampard

There’s a lot of work to be done, says managerTells team to play for pride in second leg in MunichFrank Lampard admitted that Chelsea are a long way from challenging the elite after Bayern Munich all but secured a place in the last eight of the Champio…

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Bayern Munich and Gnabry drive Chelsea towards Champions League exit

This time Bayern Munich finished with the authority of a side with no interest in letting Chelsea off the hook again. The gulf in class was enormous from beginning to end and, for Chelsea, it is unlikely to feel like anything more than a sightseeing ex…

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Harry Maguire and Manchester United rely on VAR for win at Chelsea

Remove the technology and Chelsea might have taken a tighter grip on fourth place. It is a point worth keeping in mind when it comes to analysing Manchester United’s fourth victory against another member of the Big Six this season, even if Ole Gunnar S…

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Mikel Arteta hails ‘spirit, fight and leadership’ of 10-man Arsenal

• Arteta: ‘If you put in everything, anything can happen’• Frank Lampard: ‘If they can’t do it right then someone else will’Mikel Arteta hailed Arsenal’s fight after they twice recovered from a goal down to snatch a point against Chelsea, whose failure…

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Héctor Bellerín leaves it late to secure 10-man Arsenal a draw at Chelsea

Two inconsistent sides, two baffled managers. For Frank Lampard, this result was tough to take. Chelsea played against 10 men for more than an hour, took the lead twice and ended up dropping more points at home. They lacked creativity again and paid fo…

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Callum Hudson-Odoi sets seal on win for ruthless Chelsea over Burnley

For once the shackles were off at Stamford Bridge. After a series of choked displays against defensive opponents Chelsea finally discovered a creative spark and summoned the ruthlessness to record their biggest home win in the league under Frank Lampar…

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Hudson-Odoi and Barkley strike early as Chelsea ease past Nottingham Forest

While tougher tests than a Championship team going through the motions lie in wait for Callum Hudson-Odoi, this was a neat riposte to those who have piled in on a young player working his way back from a serious achilles injury. Hudson-Odoi at his crea…

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Dan Gosling’s late winner for Bournemouth leaves Chelsea stunned

First the delay, then the wild, disbelieving celebrations. As the wait went on Bournemouth began to sense the VAR check was going to fall in their favour. Dan Gosling, opportunistic and alert when his chance arrived, had a feeling the linesman was wron…

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Chelsea’s Frank Lampard wants strikers in January transfer window

• Lampard has £150m to spend after embargo is lifted• Possible targets include Jadon Sancho and Wilfried ZahaFrank Lampard said he wants attacking reinforcements next month after Chelsea secured their place in the last 16 of the Champions League with a…

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Chelsea slow up against Lille after Tammy Abraham sets last-16 pace

For Frank Lampard, it was not an occasion to fret about permutations. Chelsea did not have to worry about what was happening between Ajax and Valencia in Amsterdam and, after a series of wild encounters in this evenly matched group, they welcomed the r…

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Chelsea slow up against Lille after Tammy Abraham sets last-16 pace

For Frank Lampard, it was not an occasion to fret about permutations. Chelsea did not have to worry about what was happening between Ajax and Valencia in Amsterdam and, after a series of wild encounters in this evenly matched group, they welcomed the r…