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Manchester United go second after Jesse Lingard secures win over Chelsea

Jesse Lingard caused Old Trafford to reverberate with noise following a 76th-minute header that grabbed a win that took Manchester United back into second place ahead of Liverpool.The creator was Romelu Lukaku, his neat cross finding the substitute, af…

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Manchester United v Chelsea: Premier League – live!

Latest updates from the 2.05pm kick-off at Old TraffordConte: If I’m not animated on the touchline I’m not happyFeel free to email Nick or tweet: @NickAmes82 1.17pm GMT There’s another Premier League game ongoing at the moment and you really ought to j…

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José Mourinho loses special feeling for Chelsea and talks up Liverpool rivalry

The Manchester United manager says, with time passing, he demotes match against Antonio Conte’s side to ‘any normal game’It is the fixture that releases an adrenaline rush at Manchester United according to José Mourinho, the game that carries extra sig…

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Antonio Conte: If I’m not animated on the Chelsea touchline I’m not happy

The Chelsea manager says his family worry about him if they see him sitting still and that he will be as excitable as ever against José Mourinho’s Manchester United at Old TraffordAntonio Conte’s subdued mood on the touchline during Chelsea’s defeat at…

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Stanway’s stunner earns Manchester City a point against WSL leaders Chelsea

Chelsea let two-goal lead slip but remain a point ahead of CityTeenager Stanaway rescues point for City with thumping strikeGeorgia Stanway struck a stunning equaliser for Manchester City as Chelsea let a commanding lead slip to draw 2-2 in an entertai…

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Manchester United v Chelsea: match preview

José Mourinho has guided Manchester United to only one win against a direct rival this season – the 3-1 victory at Arsenal in early December. On Sunday this has to change against a Chelsea team only three points behind his side. United fans will hope t…

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Mourinho says Chelsea games mean ‘less and less’ as Conte feud cools

• Two managers had angry exchange of words earlier in the season• Portuguese admits emotional ties to Stamford Bridge are looseningJosé Mourinho has admitted meetings with Chelsea mean “less and less” as his emotional ties with his former club steadily…

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Chelsea forward Michy Batshuayi accuses Atalanta fans of racism

• Striker says he was abused while on loan at Borussia Dortmund• Belgian hits out on Twitter over ‘monkey noises’ from standsBorussia Dortmund striker Michy Batshuayi says he was subject to racist chants from Atalanta fans during a Europa League game i…

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Disjointed, vulnerable and slow: Barça exposed by Chelsea’s tactical rigour | Jonathan Wilson

Chelsea stifled Barcelona’s key players, proving that the Spanish side should not be so feared as they once wereThe first leg, you suspect, went just as Antonio Conte would have wanted it to go – apart from the bit about not playing a square ball acros…

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Antonio Conte says he needs to settle differences with Chelsea board to stay

• Manager expects ‘several different’ job offers if he leaves Chelsea• Conte: ‘In our line of work we always have a bag packed’Antonio Conte has admitted he would need to settle his differences with the Chelsea board if he is to see out the final year …

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Antonio Conte bemoans defensive mistake as Messi pounces for Barça – video

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was left frustrated after a defensive error allowed Lionel Messi to equalise and provide Barcelona with a crucial away goal in the Champions League last-16 first leg on Tuesday night• Messi strikes to give Barça&…

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Lionel Messi breaks the shackles and his non-existent Chelsea hoodoo | Barney Ronay

The little genius changed the gravity of this tie with a piece of classic unforgiving skill to score his first goal against Chelsea, but until then the hosts had been a match for BarcelonaWith 11 minutes gone at Stamford Bridge Lionel Messi did his fir…

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Chelsea 1-1 Barcelona: player ratings from Stamford Bridge

Willian caught the eye for Chelsea while Umtiti and Paulinho were weak links for BarcelonaThibaut Courtois Occasionally panicked with his distribution, but strong at crosses and helpless for Messi’s equaliser 6 Continue reading…

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Chelsea’s Antonio Conte: we were close to the perfect game against Barcelona

• Italian believes side can still achieve ‘something incredible’• Conte admits Chelsea ‘paid dearly’ for Christensen’s mistakeAntonio Conte believes Chelsea can still achieve “something incredible” at the Camp Nou after emerging disappointed only to dr…

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Lionel Messi breaks his duck against Chelsea to earn draw for Barcelona

In the end, it turned out to be a harsh reminder for Chelsea about the realities of the Champions League. They had taken the lead, playing with discipline and ambition and it was shaping up to be one of those occasions when, frankly, it felt ludicrous …

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Chelsea v Barcelona: Champions League – live!

Updates from the first leg of the last-16 tie at Stamford BridgeLive scores: the goals from the games in the UK and EuropeSend your thoughts to Scott.Murray@theguardian.com 4.29pm GMT Chelsea versus Barcelona is a thoroughly modern rivalry. These two s…

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Antonio Conte says Barcelona are more than just Lionel Messi – video

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says his team will have more to worry about than just keeping Lionel Messi quiet during their last-16 tie with Barcelona on Tuesday. Chelsea beat Barcelona in the semi-finals on their way to Champions League triumph in 201…

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Bridging the gap: four things Chelsea can do to beat Barcelona

Containing Jordi Alba, getting physical, parking the bus or going for broke: what can Antonio Conte’s men do to give themselves a sporting chance against the La Liga leaders?“As an opponent I suffered the Alba-Messi society often; let someone else suff…

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Eden Hazard ready to take on Messi and says Chelsea can beat Barcelona

• Chelsea’s Belgian about to face Messi for first time at club level• We have to play a perfect game against Barça to win, adds ConteChelsea renew their Champions League rivalry against Barcelona with Eden Hazard eager to prove his pedigree at this eli…

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Chelsea’s Pedro sees reasons for hope against old club Barcelona

Barcelona are favourites in the last-16 tie but Pedro says Chelsea’s win in 2012 can serve as a springboard for successThis is a fixture to bring memories of frenzied previous meetings flooding back. Even 13 years on it is easy to recall Ronaldinho’s s…