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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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Michy Batshuayi double helps Chelsea saunter past Newcastle in FA Cup

At the end of a routine day’s work Chelsea had safely navigated a passage into the fifth round of the FA Cup for the 18th time in 20 seasons and the crowd here were standing to acclaim Antonio Conte after one of those intermittent periods, such as is m…

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Chelsea sunk by Kevin De Bruyne winner for Manchester City

Perhaps the most alarming thought for the other teams with aspirations of winning the Premier League is that Manchester City can shimmer with this kind of confidence, pass the ball so elegantly and comprehensively outplay the reigning champions at a time when Pep Guardiola’s team are missing the player who needs one more goal to establish himself as the club’s joint all-time record scorer.

There was a time when Sergio Agüero’s absence would have felt like a grievous setback for City. Not any longer judging by the latest victory. City were the better team in every department and, by the end, it was starting to feel like a trick of the imagination that Chelsea had finished 15 points better off than their opponents last season.

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