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Chelsea: a defensive team, or simply a team that is excellent at defending?
A curious debate is swirling around the success of Thomas Tuchel’s remarkably miserly but often thrilling side

Jonathan Liew

23, Sep, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Government could ban foreign betting firms from sponsoring UK football shirts
Ministers want to close the ‘loophole’ as part of gambling law reforms, while the DMCS is also considering banning UK-based firms from sponsoring club shirts

Rob Davies and Paul MacInnes

23, Sep, 2021 @6:11 PM

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Derby’s Wayne Rooney hits out at ‘disrespectful’ owner Mel Morris
The Derby manager, Wayne Rooney, says he hasn’t spoken to Mel Morris for more than seven weeks and accused the owner of insincerity

Ben Fisher and Paul MacInnes

23, Sep, 2021 @4:05 PM

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The Fiver | Caffeine Cup, your Van de Beeks, your Gunns and your Goslings
In today’s Fiver: Another trophy passes Ole by, Leigh Griffiths clears the pitch and James Rodríguez shows ambition

Will Unwin

23, Sep, 2021 @3:03 PM

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Pep Guardiola’s tinkering keeps Manchester City A-listers on their toes | Jamie Jackson
Sterling, Silva and Stones are among the latest victims of a risky policy that has backfired against Chelsea before and could do again

Jamie Jackson

23, Sep, 2021 @2:22 PM

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Allegri’s anger fades as Chiesa leads Juventus through Spezia six-pointer
The Juventus manager had called the game against Spezia a ‘relegation showdown’ and they had to fight hard to win it

Nicky Bandini

23, Sep, 2021 @10:18 AM

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Lewes’ Kelly Lindsey: ‘In Afghanistan I had to build trust with the players’
Club’s head of performance talks about coaching the Afghan women’s national team and being ‘100% herself’ in her new role

Suzanne Wrack

23, Sep, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Marco Asensio hits hat-trick in Real Madrid rout while Hakimi is PSG’s hero
Sevilla scored three in the first 22 minutes to beat Valencia 3-1 while Achraf Hakimi scored in stoppage time as Paris St Germain kept their 100% record

Guardian sport

22, Sep, 2021 @10:04 PM

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Carabao Cup fourth round draw: West Ham v Man City, Arsenal v Leeds – as it happened
West Ham’s reward for beating Manchester United at Old Trafford is a tie against their neighbours while Preston will host Liverpool

Barry Glendenning

22, Sep, 2021 @9:30 PM

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Reece James’s penalty helps Chelsea win shootout with Aston Villa
Cameron Archer’s header took Chelsea to the limit in 1-1 draw but the London club won the shootout 4-3

John Brewin at Stamford Bridge

22, Sep, 2021 @9:12 PM

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West Ham’s Lanzini strikes to knock Manchester United out of Carabao Cup
Manuel Lanzini’s early goal for West Ham was enough to give them a 1-0 win at Old Trafford and send Manchester United out of the Carabao Cup

Jamie Jackson at Old Trafford

22, Sep, 2021 @9:10 PM

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Leicester progress at Millwall’s expense after Ademola Lookman punishes error
Ademola Lookman pounced on a Millwall defensive error to put Leicester on course for a 2-0 Carabao Cup victory at the Den

Barney Ronay at The Den

22, Sep, 2021 @9:03 PM

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