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Feb 23

Chelsea forward Michy Batshuayi accuses Atalanta fans of racism

• Striker says he was abused while on loan at Borussia Dortmund• Belgian hits out on Twitter over ‘monkey noises’ from standsBorussia Dortmund striker Michy Batshuayi says he was subject to racist chants from Atalanta fans during a Europa League game i…

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Feb 21

Remember this: Sheffield United never win at Chelsea | Brief letters

Syrian slaughter | Halifax concerts | The pill for 70s students | Peppa Pig | Mnemonics for Yorkshire riversWhen, if ever, can we expect to see the Guardian letters page replete with protests about the mass slaughter of innocent civilians in Syria (‘Th…

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Feb 21

Disjointed, vulnerable and slow: Barça exposed by Chelsea’s tactical rigour | Jonathan Wilson

Chelsea stifled Barcelona’s key players, proving the Spanish side should not be so feared as they once wereThe first leg, you suspect, went just as Antonio Conte would have wanted it to go – apart from the bit about not playing a square ball across you…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2018/feb/21/barcelona-chelsea-champions-league-tactics

Feb 21

Antonio Conte says he needs to settle differences with Chelsea board to stay

• Manager expects ‘several different’ job offers if he leaves Chelsea• Conte: ‘In our line of work we always have a bag packed’Antonio Conte has admitted he would need to settle his differences with the Chelsea board if he is to see out the final year …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/feb/21/antonio-conte-settle-differences-chelsea-board-stay

Feb 21

Antonio Conte bemoans defensive mistake as Messi pounces for Barça – video

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was left frustrated after a defensive error allowed Lionel Messi to equalise and provide Barcelona with a crucial away goal in the Champions League last-16 first leg on Tuesday night• Messi strikes to give Barça&…

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Feb 20

Lionel Messi breaks the shackles and his non-existent Chelsea hoodoo | Barney Ronay

The little genius changed the gravity of this tie with a piece of classic unforgiving skill to score his first goal against Chelsea, but until then the hosts had been a match for BarcelonaWith 11 minutes gone at Stamford Bridge Lionel Messi did his fir…

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Feb 20

Chelsea 1-1 Barcelona: player ratings from Stamford Bridge

Willian caught the eye for Chelsea while Umtiti and Paulinho were weak links for BarcelonaThibaut Courtois Occasionally panicked with his distribution, but strong at crosses and helpless for Messi’s equaliser 6 Related: Lionel Messi breaks his duck aga…

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Feb 20

Chelsea’s Antonio Conte: we were close to the perfect game against Barcelona

• Italian believes side can still achieve ‘something incredible’• Conte admits Chelsea ‘paid dearly’ for Christensen’s mistakeAntonio Conte believes Chelsea can still achieve “something incredible” at Camp Nou after emerging disappointed only to draw w…

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Feb 20

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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Feb 20

Chelsea 1-1 Barcelona: Champions League – as it happened

Willian scored one and hit the woodwork twice, but Lionel Messi denied Chelsea victory. 9.37pm GMT Chelsea – especially Willian – were marvellous tonight. On another evening, the irrepressible Brazilian winger would walk off with the match ball, having…

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