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. Chelsea stroll to within a game’s reach of title and send Middlesbrough down — May 8, 2017
  2. N’Golo Kanté sends Chelsea past 10-man Manchester United in FA Cup — March 13, 2017
  3. Eden Hazard mesmerises Arsenal to tighten Chelsea’s Premier League grip — February 4, 2017

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May 08

Chelsea stroll to within a game’s reach of title and send Middlesbrough down

It was a rare to have a night when two teams had such contrasting stories at the final whistle. For Chelsea, the mathematics are simple now and surely nobody can think those celebrations at the end, with Antonio Conte on the pitch to embrace each of his players, were premature. His side will be champions with one more win and they looked absolutely determined to play in that manner against a Middlesbrough team that quietly drops into the Championship, relegated after only one season back in the top division.

If everything goes according to plan, Chelsea can wrap things up when they play at West Bromwich Albion on Friday. Alternatively, it could possibly stretch to their next home game against Watford the following Monday – if, that is, Tottenham Hotspur can beat Manchester United the previous day. All that is certain, for now, is that Chelsea have a seven-point lead with three games to go and their supporters can probably be forgiven for going through their victory songs. “Tottenham Hotspur, it’s happened again,” was one late chorus from the Matthew Harding Stand.

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Related: Chelsea 3-0 Middlesbrough: Premier League – as it happened

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/may/08/chelsea-middlesbrough-premier-league-match-report

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