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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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Barcelona 2-2 Chelsea

Considering all the factors – the teams’ recent history, Chelsea’s massive first-leg upset – this match had the potential to be truly legendary, and it definitely lived up to expectations. Both teams came into this match on the back of … Continue reading

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Chelsea 1-0 Barcelona

There were plenty of subplots going into this game, most obviously the backdrop of the highly controversial previous encounter between the two same sides in 2009. Chelsea had 5 players in the starting line-up who also played in that intensely … Continue reading

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