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Going forward: why Kai Havertz is Chelsea’s best option to lead the line

Thomas Tuchel has mended Chelsea’s leaky defence. Now he should build their misfiring attack around HavertzBy Ben McAleer for WhoScoredThe formation of the European Super League, and the decision of the six Premier League clubs involved to pull out of …

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England’s big six pull out of European Super League: what they said

Arsenal went furthest in their statement, apologising to fans, but there were only brief announcements from Liverpool and Manchester UnitedThe six Premier League clubs who had signed up to become members of a European Super League pulled out on Tuesday…

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England’s big six have backed down but Super League fight isn’t over | Barney Ronay

The energy of football’s outrage over the Super League has been heartening, but this is just a retreat, a ceasefireAs the sun dipped below the roof-line of Stamford Bridge something strange began to happen. The birds flew backwards through the sky, the…

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All Premier League clubs quit Super League after FA ban warning

FA ready to ban participating clubs from domestic footballProject left in tatters after English clubs walk awayThe Premier League’s Big Six clubs were forced into humiliating U-turns after a day of intrigue and outrage to leave the proposal of a Europe…

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Hesitant Chelsea fail to fire as protests mark goalless draw with Brighton

The point Brighton made by holding Chelsea should not be lost on the grasping plotters behind the despised European Super League. This was proof that football does not belong to the petty, small-minded men looking to change the face of the sport for th…

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Chelsea and Manchester City to withdraw from European Super League

Move follows fan protests and player disquiet at ChelseaPep Guardiola has spoken out against the projectChelsea and Manchester City are to withdraw from the European Super League. The clubs on Sunday were among 12 teams, including six from the Premier …

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‘I won’t renew my season ticket’: six fans on the fightback against the ESL

Supporters are protesting, contacting MPs, cancelling season tickets and emailing sponsors to express their angerFans of the six English clubs that have agreed to join the European Super League are writing to their MPs, organising protests and threaten…

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Thomas Tuchel admits Super League talk could distract Chelsea’s players

Involvement comes as team hunt domestic and European gloryTuchel insists he trusts Chelsea to ‘make the right decisions’Thomas Tuchel has admitted Chelsea’s involvement in the European Super League has the potential to distract his players as they purs…

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Premier League’s Big Six and why they want to join a European Super League

Each of the English clubs has its own particular ownership, motivation and financial situation that has led it to join the breakaway leagueThe bombshell that 12 top European clubs have joined a breakaway “super league”, presented as a fait accompli at …

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Tammy Abraham considering Chelsea future after FA Cup semi-final snub

Striker left out by Thomas Tuchel to face Manchester CityWest Ham and Leicester possible destinations for 23-year-oldTammy Abraham is considering seeking a fresh opportunity after being left out of the Chelsea squad that beat Manchester City in the FA …

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Timo Werner keeps it simple to hit his highest note for Chelsea | Barney Ronay

Thomas Tuchel asked his forward to pare his game back to a very specific movement at Wembley – and it workedIt is a sporting truism that some athletes “get better” by not playing. Absence is flattering to the reputation. Time dims the bad bits and illu…

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Timo Werner keeps it simple to hit his highest note for Chelsea | Barney Ronay

Thomas Tuchel asked his forward to pare his game back to a very specific movement at Wembley – and it workedIt is a sporting truism that some athletes “get better” by not playing. Absence is flattering to the reputation. Time dims the bad bits and illu…

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Timo Werner keeps it simple to hit his highest note for Chelsea | Barney Ronay

Thomas Tuchel asked his forward to pare his game back to a very specific movement at Wembley – and it workedIt is a sporting truism that some athletes “get better” by not playing. Absence is flattering to the reputation. Time dims the bad bits and illu…

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Pep Guardiola defends City team selection after FA Cup exit to Chelsea

Manager made eight changes to side that won in midweekDe Bruyne injury ‘doesn’t look good’, says GuardiolaPep Guardiola dismissed suggestions that he did not pay enough attention to the FA Cup after Manchester City’s hopes of winning an unprecedented q…

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Hakim Ziyech fires Chelsea into FA Cup final to end City’s quadruple dream

Thomas Tuchel laid the trap and Manchester City walked straight into it, ending their hopes of an unprecedented quadruple. Outfoxed tactically, Pep Guardiola could not complain about losing to his friend for the first time in six matches. Chelsea were …

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Chelsea v Manchester City: FA Cup semi-final – live!

Updates from the first semi-final kicking off at 5.30pm BSTJacob Steinberg: Abramovich must give Tuchel freedomLive scoreboard: Saturday’s latest scores and resultsAnd you can contact Scott by email here 5.39pm BST 7 min: Chelsea run the same play, onl…

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Abramovich must give Tuchel the freedom to follow Guardiola’s path | Jacob Steinberg

Chelsea’s FA Cup tie with Manchester City draws together similar managers working in very different environmentsAlthough it would be understandable if Roman Abramovich feels pangs of envy when he watches Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, there is a diff…

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Chelsea v Manchester City: FA Cup semi-final preview

Manchester City’s latest obstacle in their path to hoovering up every piece of silverware available is a tussle with Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea. After both side’s progressed to the Champions League it will be interesting to see if either side shows signs …

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Tuchel: Chelsea will ‘hunt’ Manchester City from day one next season

Chelsea manager accepts there is a gap nowClubs meet in Saturday’s FA Cup semi-finalThomas Tuchel has promised Chelsea will “hunt” Manchester City from the opening day of next season in a push to close the 20-point gap that currently separates the side…

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Premier League, FA Cup and EFL: 10 things to look out for this weekend

Tuchel v Guardiola at Wembley, Leicester need Covid trio and Jürgen Klopp’s front-three selection problemsThe blueprint for beating Manchester City is not complex, because it is identical to the blueprint for beating any other team: attack well and def…