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Checking in with the Seleção: part II

Checking in with the Seleção: part II Euan Marshall writes on his blog a brilliantly comprehensive review of how Mano Menezes’ Brazil side is preparing for the World Cup in 2014 to be played on home soil, including points on … Continue reading

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Chelsea’s evolution?

Chelsea ended the 2011/12 season making club history: by winning the holy grail that owner Roman Abramovich had always desired, the UEFA Champions League. Did it matter that Chelsea were crowned the champions of Europe after some astonishingly ultra-defensive displays against … Continue reading

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Farewell Big, Brutal, Big-Balled B**tard

John Nicholson of F365 writes a tribute to Chelsea’s premier outgoing striker, Didier Drogba, whose Champions League-winning penalty – amongst a ton of another extraordinary achievements and wondrous forward play – has undoubtedly made him a Stamford Bridge legend.

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Eden Hazard – All 20 goals and 15 assists in 2011/2012 – Lille OSC

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I’m not a big fan of using video compilations to showcase how good a player is if I’ve never seen the player play for a full game, but new Chelsea signing Eden Hazard isn’t any average phony Youtube trickster.

At just 21 years of age, Belgian Hazard has been named Ligue 1’s Player of the Year for two consecutive seasons, also helping his team Lille win the domestic double in the 2010/11 season.

A fearsome yet effective dribbler and technically sound, Hazard looks like a megastar in the making.

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Chelsea F.C.: Can’t Buy Me Love

Run of Play’s Brian Phillips writes a typically excellent article for Grantland, reflecting on how Chelsea’s Champions League triumph relates to their original position as a Russian billionaire’s club threatening to overthrow the status quo.

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David Luiz’s crazy post-Champions League final interview

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After being crowned the 2012 Champions of Europe, Chelsea’s Brazilian defender David Luiz – who looked like a combination of alcohol-induced high and physical exhaustion – gives one of the craziest and most entertaining post-match interviews, in which he also calls Arrigo Sacchi ‘bald’ in Portugese.

Congratulations to Chelsea for winning the Champions League.

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Chelsea Four show why Uefa needs to be sensitive about suspensions

The Guardian’s Daniel Taylor takes a look at one of the cruelest things that can happen to an individual footballer in knock-out tournaments (apart from missing a penalty during a shoot-out): missing the final due to yellow card suspension.

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