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Chelsea FC team news: Confirmed line-ups for Blues v Barcelona at Stamford Bridge

One of the most hotly-anticipated matches of the season is finally here, as Chelsea host Barcelona in the Champions League round-of-16. This is the first time the two teams have met since 2012, when the Blues beat their Spanish rivals over two legs to reach the final of Europe’s premier competition – which they won, defeating Bayern in Munich to become the first London side to win the Champions League. Barca are currently flying high at the top of LaLiga, having still not lost a league game in 2017/18, and…

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Chelsea FC exclusive: Michael Emenalo says Andreas Christensen can be a Stamford Bridge great

Andreas Christensen has made 16 appearances for Chelsea this season Monday, December 4, 2017 If there is one player from Chelsea’s highly-regarded academy who can become a potential great for the Stamford Bridge club, it is Andreas Christensen. That is in the opinion of Michael Emenalo, who spent a decade as the Blues’ technical director before resigning early last month. Emenalo was tasked with overseeing player recruitment, Chelsea’s loan network, and the club’s academy during his tenure in west London, and much of the praise for Christensen’s growth into a…

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News: The Dixon set to open in Tower Bridge, London, in late 2018

Dominvs Group has unveiled plans for The Dixon, a boutique style hotel part of Marriott International’s Autograph Collection. Opening in autumn 2018 in Tower Bridge, London, The Dixon is the latest hotel to join Dominvs Hospitality, which encapsulates the company’s ambitious plans to drive the boutique hotel sector forward. The Dixon, situated on popular Tooley Street, is set to become a new cultural hub for the capital’s artisans. The Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe and the diverse cultural offering of the new Bridge Theatre are all just a few minutes walk….

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Chelsea transfer news: Oscar would be 'very happy' to return to Stamford Bridge but some fans are against move

Oscar left Chelsea in December 2016 Friday, October 6, 2017 Former Chelsea midfielder Oscar has revealed he is open to returning to Stamford Bridge in a few years’ time. The Brazilian left the Blues for Shanghai SIPG in December 2016 having found his first team opportunities limited in London, but feels he has plenty of time to once again make an impression on the Premier League. “Yes, I would go back! I’m still young, I’m 26,” Oscar told PL Brasil. “Who knows in two, three years to return to the Premier…

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Chelsea 0-1 Manchester City: Pep Guardiola's players rated after impressive victory at Stamford Bridge

After last season’s troubles City have found a solid, reliable number one in Ederson. Great on the ball, top distribution and – most importantly – an excellent shot stopper. Saturday, September 30, 2017 Whether it was a lack of preperation time – as Chelsea boss Antonio Conte alluded to pre-game – Manchester City simply excelled in their victory at Stamford Bridge. Kevin De Bruyne’s lashed second half finish was the goal that ultimately separated the two Premier League heavyweights but Pep Guardiola’s side were mightily impressive in their attacking play throughout….

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Under the Kosciuszko Bridge

Any day now, maybe, the last sections of the Kosciuszko Bridge will be blown up, and the original bridge will be no more. The bridge connects Queens and Brooklyn, spanning Newtown Creek. Traffic on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway is famously slow, and after several years of construction a new bridge was erected that will eventually serve the northbound lane. The old clunky structure will soon be taken down and replaced by another bridge for southbound traffic. (At the moment, the new bridge carries traffic in both directions.) My plan had been…

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Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal: Gunners impress as 10-man Blues held to goalless draw at Stamford Bridge

Arsenal ended a five-match losing streak at Stamford Bridge in an entertaining draw with Premier League champions Chelsea. It was as frenetic and entertaining as a goalless stalemate could be, with David Luiz sent off late on for a poor challenge on Sead Kolasinac which saw both benches rise to their feet. Arsenal had the better chances, the best when Alexandre Lacazette shot wide after Aaron Ramsey had hit the post. Danny Welbeck should also have done better than head wide in a first half which saw Petr Cech save…

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