Daniel Taylor at Stamford Bridge

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Name: Daniel Taylor at Stamford Bridge
Date registered: October 5, 2014
URL: http://www.theguardian.com/football/chelsea

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  1. N’Golo Kanté sends Chelsea past 10-man Manchester United in FA Cup — March 13, 2017
  2. Eden Hazard mesmerises Arsenal to tighten Chelsea’s Premier League grip — February 4, 2017

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Mar 13

N’Golo Kanté sends Chelsea past 10-man Manchester United in FA Cup

Perhaps there will be another time when José Mourinho can return to Stamford Bridge without the rancour and acrimony that accompanied this match. It might be a long time, however, judging by the bad feeling that gathered on another triumphant night for Chelsea and another ordeal for Mourinho at the ground that once meant so much to him.

By the time it was all done Antonio Conte’s team were in the semi-finals and, barring an almost implausible collapse in the Premier League, Chelsea’s manager is now two wins away from emulating Carlo Ancelotti and finishing his first season in London with the double.

Related: Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United: FA Cup – as it happened

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/mar/13/chelsea-manchester-united-fa-cup-match-report

Feb 04

Eden Hazard mesmerises Arsenal to tighten Chelsea’s Premier League grip

Perhaps the greatest compliment that can be paid to this renascent Chelsea side, now the title race is becoming a procession and it is starting to feel like we are witnessing one of the great managerial performances of the modern era, is that there are still three months of the season to go and nobody can surely expect them to surrender their position now.

What other conclusion can we possibly draw after their latest freewheeling victory and another day when it was laid out in precise terms why Antonio Conte’s men are pulling clear with the chasing pack little more than in the speck in the distance? Chelsea have now won all but one of their matches at Stamford Bridge this season. A team who finished 10th last season have reinvented themselves as champions-in-waiting, averaging more than two points a game, and in the process they have accelerated what is becoming known as the annual Arsenal meltdown.

Related: Chelsea 3-1 Arsenal: Premier League – as it happened

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/feb/04/chelsea-arsenal-premier-league-match-report