Fulham Pay The Penalty As Chelsea Progress

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September 22, 2011

Chelsea progressed to the Fourth Round of the Carling Cup on Wednesday night following a 4-3 penalty shootout win over West London neighbours Fulham. Martin Jol’s team failed to take advantage of a 49th minute red card for Blues defender Alex, and after Pajtim Kasami missed the resulting spot kick, Chelsea put in what manager Andre Villas-Boas described as a “super human performance” to stay on terms for over an…

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Carling Cup Team News: Youngsters To Start

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September 20, 2011

Speaking to the media ahead of tomorrow night’s Carling Cup Third Round clash with Fulham, Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas indicated that he would be using the tie and indeed the competition to hand opportunities to the club’s younger generation. Villas-Boas confirmed that Josh McEachran, Ryan Bertrand, Oriol Romeu and Romelu Lukaku would all be part of the starting eleven, whilst Didier Drogba is also expected to make a return to…

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Carling Cup: Chances Or Changes?

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September 20, 2011

Chelsea enter this season’s Carling Cup on Wednesday night and as usual, speculation abounds as to how the club will approach the competition ahead of their third round clash with local neighbours Fulham. The tie represents Andre Villas-Boas’ first foray into the league cup and whilst many clubs treat it as an unwanted distraction, the Portuguese will no doubt recall that it represented his first piece of silverware in his…

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Magical McEachran Shines As Blues Bow Out

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September 22, 2010

Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them. It might be a cliche, and it might not be clear which one applies just yet, but for Josh McEachran, you can certainly make the case after Wednesday night’s Carling Cup action. Whilst it’s important not to get carried away, it’s equally proper to give credit where credit is due, and for 35 minutes under the…

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