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Chelsea 2-0 West Ham United | Premier League match report

Chelsea, for a few hours a least, can enjoy a six-point advantage at the top. Their only home fixture of the festive season had seemed a horribly awkward occasion in the buildup but actually ended more of a breeze with West Ham United, so resplendent in fourth, deflated and defeated. All that alleged “19th-century football” had earned Sam Allardyce’s side a draw here back in January. A more expansive brand yielded nothing at all. …

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Is this how West Ham will line up against Chelsea?

Having gone five games unbeaten and not having many injury problems, it’s difficult to make an argument for a changed side. James Tomkins is our

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Chelsea v West Ham – Team news, match stats, predictions and more

Twelves months ago we were preparing for a home clash with Arsenal, knowing that a loss could see us slip in to

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Chelsea’s José Mourinho regrets ‘stupid and silly’ criticism of West Ham

• Mourinho claimed West Ham play ‘19th-century football’ • Chelsea manager hails work of West Ham’s Sam Allardyce • Chelsea’s Fernando Torres set to rejoin Atlético Madrid José Mourinho has described his criticism that West Ham played “19th-century football” at Stamford Bridge last season as “stupid, silly words” and lavished praise on the impact made by his opposite number, Sam Allardyce, as the teams prepare to meet again on…

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Chelsea v West Ham United: match preview

Chelsea’s response to that first defeat of the season, at Newcastle, has been immaculate with Monday’s success at Stoke a fourth successive win in all competitions to ensure they remain clear at the summit. West Ham, in the top four at Christmas for the first time since 1985, will provide another stern test of the hosts’ title aspirations even if it is 12 years since the Hammers last triumphed down the District Line. With …

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Andy Carroll believes West Ham have assorted ways of worrying Chelsea

• Striker is fit and ready to test himself against the league leaders • ‘Sam Allardyce knows what they are going to do. It’s a game of chess’ • Premier League table • Festive fixtures Andy Carroll has warned Chelsea that there will be no 19th-century football from West Ham United when the forward’s side face off against the league leaders at Stamford Bridge on Boxing Day. West Ham were battling against relegation when they …

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The Dozen: the weekend’s best Premier League photos

We round up our favourite pics from Saturdays and Sundays matches in the top flight Continue reading…

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Manuel Pellegrini looks for Manchester City to put pressure on Chelsea

City need win at West Ham to turn up heat on Chelsea Chelsea face tough trip to Manchester United on Sunday Manuel Pellegrini wants Manchester City to put pressure on Chelsea by beating West Ham United in Saturdays early kick-off. The City manager is hopeful that by next months international break the champions can overhaul the leaders. City travel to Upton Park knowing a win will close the gap with Chelsea to two …

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The Dozen: the best images from the weekend’s Premier League action

We round up our favourite photographs from the top flight grounds Continue reading…

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Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekends action | Guardian sport

Everton do pragmatism, Falcao recalls a former Manchester United striker, and its time for Eden Hazard to step up Sakho apologises for leaving Anfield before derby Match report: Liverpool 1-1 Everton Barney Ronay: the battle of the lightweight No10s Match report: Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham Daniel Taylor: Ronaldos return not a flight of fancy Van Gaal: Rooneys tackle was unfriendly Manchester United 2-1 West Ham Chelsea considering temporary Twickenham move Chelsea 3-0 Aston Villa Hull City 2-4 Manchester City Nasri ruled out for one month with groin …

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The Dozen: stand-out photos from the weekend’s Premier League action

A hand-picked selection of our favourites images from around the grounds on a weekend featuring two classic derby matches Continue reading…

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The Dozen: the best photos from the weekend’s Premier League matches

Our pick of the best images from around the top-flight grounds on Saturday and Sunday Continue reading…

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Why big-money signings make the Premier League as compelling as ever | Paul Wilson

Largely through spending insane amounts of money, the Premier League has bought back some of its old prestige The most expensive transfer window so far Manchester United to carry on big spending in January window Premier League clubs spent around £850m in the summer transfer window just closed, a new record and an increase of £220m on the previous year. The total was ramped up by Manchester Uniteds …

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Premier League tactical preview: how teams have changed since last season

A team-by-team guide to the likely starting line-ups in the Premier League, and how they compare to each teams best XIs last year Continue reading…

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Football transfer rumours: Wesley Sneijder to Manchester United?

This mornings fluff is feasting on fine wine and Gouda Wesley Sneijder is one of those players who seems far older than he is. The former Ajax youth player has racked up 105 caps for Holland, having come to the worlds attention at Euro 2004. Since then he has worn Real Madrids No10 shirt and led José Mourinhos Internazionale to Champions League glory in 2010 , scoring against Barcelona in the semi-final and assisting for Diego Militos opener in the final…

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Premier League 2014-15 fixtures: week-by-week list for the season

Louis van Gaal gets Swansea opener with Manchester United 16 August Arsenal v Crystal Palace 16 August Burnley v Chelsea Continue reading…

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Frank Lampard will be sorely missed after bidding farewell to Chelsea | Barney Ronay

Midfielder has always shown intelligence and an enduring spirit during his 13 years at Stamford Bridge but his early career at West Ham was dogged by carping and resentment So, farewell then Frank Lampard. The news that Lampard intends to leave Chelsea, with Major League Soccer his most likely destination, brings down the curtain on one of the Premier Leagues most constantly fine, gracefully conducted, and yet somehow still, for some, oddly undervalued careers. Lampard…

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Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action | Guardian writers

Ross Barkley and Connor Wickham stake their claims, Loïc Rémy causes a stir and Sam Allardyce proves his worth Pictures: the best images from the weekend’s matches The England manager says he has his World Cup squad in mind and there will no late auditions for a place in Brazil. There have been suggestions that will spell bad news for Barkley, if not Everton and Roberto Martínez, who wants the 20-year-old to have …

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Premier League football clockwatch – live! | Barry Glendenning

Minute-by-minute report: Arsenal head to Stoke, while there’s a west London derby at the Cottage. Follow the latest with Barry Glendenning Barry Glendenning

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Hammers almost signed Chelsea legend

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has sensationally admitted that he was close to signing for West Ham before he was brought to England by Jose Mourinho. The Ivorian striker signed for Chelsea from Guingamp in 2004 and went on take be an influential figure in them winning the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League, scoring… Read more »

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Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend | Barry Glendenning, Jacob Steinberg and Daniel Harris

Keep your eyes on Southampton’s love of youth, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s search for a win and a Liverpool love-in 1) Will Gallagher get another chance? Mauricio Pochettino might refuse to speak English when the cameras and dictaphones are rolling – he is probably just amusing himself now – but that does not mean he’s come over here to put good, honest, hard-working homegrown footballers out of work. That …

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West Ham’s Sam Allardyce to Chelsea manager: ‘hard luck, José’ – video

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce responds to criticism from Chelsea’s coach over goalless draw

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Twitter Reaction: Chelsea 0-0 West Ham

Given the season we’re having, a 0-0 draw away to Chelsea is pretty much as good as all three points at White Hart Lane. In recent weeks in particular, we have been letting in goals for fun and have been humiliated on a number of occasions, rarely putting up much of a fight in the… Read more »

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Do managers have an obligation to play attractive football? – poll

Sam Allardyce defended West Ham’s tactics against Chelsea by arguing that he is in the results business, but José Mourinho thinks he is part of the entertainment industry. Both men seem to change their minds when it suits them. What do you think? Paul Campbell

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Chelsea’s José Mourinho: West Ham played ’19th century’ football – video

Chelsea manager José Mourinho accuses West Ham of playing ’19th century’ football in their goalless draw on Wednesday

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Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho says West Ham played ’19th-century’ football

• Visitors’ tactics were not worthy of the Premier League • Sam Allardyce says rival was upset at being ‘outwitted’ José Mourinho accused West Ham United of playing “football from the 19th century” to nullify Chelsea and the Portuguese claimed Sam Allardyce’s players had feigned injury and wasted time to secure their goalless draw on Wednesday. The stalemate cost Chelsea the chance to go above Arsenal into second place in the table. An exasperated Mourinho did acknowledge that …

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English Premier League Table

# Team P
1 Chelsea 30
2 Manchester City 29
3 Liverpool 28
4 West Ham United 23
5 Arsenal 23
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 20
7 Tottenham Hotspur 19
8 Manchester United 18
9 Brighton & Hov… 18
10 Leicester City 18
11 Crystal Palace 16
12 Brentford 16
13 Aston Villa 16
14 Everton 15
15 Southampton 14
16 Watford 13
17 Leeds United 12
18 Burnley 9
19 Norwich City 9
20 Newcastle United 6

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