France

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

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The defender is eager to forget about domestic duties for now as he attempts to help secure a place in the Europa League semi-finals against Olympique Lyonnais

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It had been reported that the former Real Madrid star had gone to fight in Syria but his representative insists that he has never set foot in the country

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The Bianconeri boss believes the France midfielder must work to continue to better his performances and says a place in the Europa League last four would be "prestigious"

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The Brazilian admits Stamford Bridge is a difficult place to play but believes the Ligue 1 giants did not show enough aggression from the start against Jose Mourinho's men

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Despite vocal fan complaints that the Rossoneri did not invest wisely in the winter window, the club chief insists that those who were brought in have been a success

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The Bianconeri captain has admitted that he fears Antonio Conte's men could succumb to fatigue as they attempt to end their season with two trophies

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Having steered the Blues into the last four of Europe's elite club competition at the expense of his boyhood team, the former Newcastle man responded to his manager's criticism

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The former Blues striker took to Twitter to voice his views on the Champions League quarter-final second leg at Stamford Bridge as part of Heineken's 'Share The Sofa' campaign

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Fortune once again smiled on the Blues in Europe but their Portuguese coach got his big decisions right to underline that he remains the master navigator of this elite competition

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The midfielder insisted that the Ligue 1 leaders' season is not over yet, while former Chelsea defender Alex admitted the French champions are gutted with the European exit

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Antonio Conte's men boast a formidable home record in all competitions and will be confident of progressing to the last four after triumphing 1-0 at the Gerland last week

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

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The Blues boss rushed to the corner of the pitch to greet his players who were celebrating Demba Ba's late strike, but insists he was passing on tactical instructions

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The 23-year-old Belgium international was substituted 17 minutes into the Champions League quarter-final second leg against Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge

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The hosts knocked out the French giants with goals from Andre Schurrle and Demba Ba, leaving the coach to lament the absence of injured striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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The Blues beat PSG 2-0 to reach the last four of the Champions League on away goals, and the captain says his manager's preparation gave the hosts the edge at Stamford Bridge

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Jurgen Klopp's men dominated Real Madrid but were unable to score the crucial third goal on the night, while PSG crumbled at Stamford Bridge

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The French champions kicked off with a 3-1 lead and were in complete control after 30 minutes but they ended up blowing a glorious chance to prove themselves as a major force

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Goals from Andre Schurrle and Demba Ba seal a famous comeback and semi-final place for Jose Mourinho's men despite the loss of Eden Hazard early on to injury

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The hosts went ahead in the first half through Andre Schurrle and hit the woodwork repeatedly after the break, with the Blues finally rewarded for their efforts with a late winner

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The Moroccan, frequently linked with the Gunners and Newcastle before joining Dynamo Kiev last summer, hopes to seal a transfer to the Premier League