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It's a funny old game...not

Football is a funny old game according to one of the hoariest of sporting clichés. That may well be so, but there’s little to laugh about supporting Stoke City at the moment.   1,290 more words


Olivier Giroud wondergoal helps Chelsea book FA Cup final against Manchester United

Olivier Giroud’s incredible solo goal helped Chelsea beat Southampton 2-0 and set up a FA Cup final clash with rivals Manchester United.

Giroud, who started at Wembley ahead of club-record signing Alvaro Morata, fired the Blues ahead just seconds after the break with a superb piece of skill. 369 more words


Chelsea v Southampton team news: Olivier Giroud starts FA Cup semi-final ahead of Alvaro Morata

Antonio Conte has opted to start Olivier Giroud ahead of Alvaro Morata for Chelsea’s FA Cup semi-final against Southampton.

Giroud, who joined Chelsea in January from… 276 more words


Zaha's no diver, insists Hodgson

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has leapt to the defence of Wilfried Zaha after he was once again booked for diving in the 0-0 draw with Watford on Saturday. 328 more words


Chelsea can still make top four – Giroud

Olivier Giroud has refused to let Chelsea give up on even the slightest chance of Champions League qualification.
The substitute struck twice as Chelsea scored three times in eight minutes for a 3-2 comeback victory at Southampton. 154 more words


Match Report: Giroud Brace ensures Chelsea comeback

Ten crazy minutes was all it took to get Chelsea back into the winners circle, thanks to super substitute, Olivier Giroud.

Giroud came on in the 60th minute and scored twice, to ensure a remarkable comeback form the visitors. 285 more words

Southampton boss Mark Hughes slams Marcos Alonso for horror challenge on Shane Long in Chelsea defeat

Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso could have broken Shane Long’s leg with his horror challenge during Saturday’s victory over Southampton, Mark Hughes has said.

Alonso is likely to face retrospective action after stamping on Long’s calf in the first half at St Mary’s. 488 more words