Nine-man Chelsea stunned by Burnley

Nine-man Chelsea stunned by Burnley

Champions Chelsea suffered a nightmare start to their Premier League title defence, having two men sent off as Burnley claimed a superb win at Stamford Bridge. It would be easy but misleading to lay the blame for the Blues’ defeat on the decision to show a red card to new club captain Gary Cahill for a lunging tackle on Steven Defour midway through the first half. But that would deprive Burnley their due for a…

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Kenedy sent home from Chelsea tour for social media comments

Kenedy sent home from Chelsea tour for social media comments

Chelsea have sent Kenedy home from their pre-season tour following the Brazilian’s social media comments before a match in China. The club had “solemnly and sincerely” apologised after fans accused the 21-year-old of xenophobia and racism. He made the comments in Instagram posts before a 3-0 pre-season win over Arsenal, during which fans booed him. Kenedy later apologised but will now play no further part in the tour and has returned to the UK. He…

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Chelsea boss Conte signs new two-year contract

Chelsea boss Conte signs new two-year contract

Media playback is not supported on this device Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has signed an improved two-year deal with the Premier League champions. The new deal does not extend Conte’s commitment to the club, as he signed a three-year contract on his arrival in west London in the summer of 2016. “I am very happy to have signed a new contract,” said the Italian, 47. “We worked extremely hard in our first year to achieve…

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Villa sign former Chelsea captain Terry

Villa sign former Chelsea captain Terry

Aston Villa have signed former Chelsea and England captain John Terry. The 36-year-old defender, whose contract at Stamford Bridge expired on 30 June, has signed a one-year deal with the Championship club. Terry said he turned down offers to carry on playing in the Premier League for more money because he did not want to play against Chelsea. He who won 78 caps for England, played 717 games for the Blues and won his fifth…

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Grenfell Tower fire: Government staff sent into Kensington and Chelsea council

Grenfell Tower fire: Government staff sent into Kensington and Chelsea council

Government staff have been drafted in to manage the response to the Grenfell Tower fire after criticism of Kensington and Chelsea Borough Council. A team of civil servants has been embedded in the council office after residents complained they had been left with little support or information from officials. At least 58 people are dead or presumed dead, and many others are homeless. The council says it will cooperate “in full” with the government’s inquiry….

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Premier League 2017-18 fixtures: Chelsea host Burnley on opening day

Premier League 2017-18 fixtures: Chelsea host Burnley on opening day

Chelsea will begin their title defence at home to Burnley when the 2017-18 Premier League season kicks off on the weekend of 12-13 August. Newly promoted Newcastle host Tottenham, while Brighton welcome Manchester City and Huddersfield visit Crystal Palace. Spurs’ first game at Wembley will be against Antonio Conte’s champions on the second weekend of the season. Find all your team’s fixtures on the BBC Sport website by clicking here. The precise date of games…

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Arsenal beat Chelsea to win record 13th FA Cup

Arsenal beat Chelsea to win record 13th FA Cup

Arsene Wenger secured his record seventh FA Cup final win as Arsenal produced a magnificent display to win a Wembley thriller against Premier League champions Chelsea. Alexis Sanchez gave Arsenal the lead in contentious fashion after only four minutes, when referee Antony Taylor overruled his assistant after he had flagged for offside against Aaron Ramsey. Chelsea also claimed Sanchez handled in the build-up and their task became even harder when Victor Moses was correctly sent…

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Champions Chelsea celebrate with win over Watford in seven-goal thriller

Champions Chelsea celebrate with win over Watford in seven-goal thriller

Chelsea celebrated their Premier League title triumph with a hard-earned victory over Watford in an ill-tempered but thrilling encounter at Stamford Bridge. Manager Antonio Conte and his Chelsea players were able to take the acclaim on a lap of honour after the final whistle – but they were made to work for the win by a fired-up and physical Watford. John Terry, who will leave at the end of the season after more than two…

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