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Chelsea’s front-foot football proved costly on Lampard’s return to Stamford Bridge

[ad_1] LONDON -- The venue was familiar. The vantage point was not.Few people on the planet know Stamford Bridge better than Frank Lampard, who turned the West London stadium into his own back garden during a phenomenal 13-year Chelsea career in which he won 11 major trophies and became the club's record goal scorer. But while he probably trampled every single blade of grass on the pitch during his time
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Stephanie Frappart hopes her historic job at UEFA Super Cup will open door for more female referees

[ad_1] Stephanie Frappart will be the first female official to take charge of a major UEFA event as Liverpool battle Chelsea for the Super Cup in Turkey on Wednesday. Alex Caparros - UEFA/UEFA via Getty ImagesISTANBUL, Turkey -- Stephanie Frappart's trajectory to making history at the Super Cup final this Wednesday took shape as a football-obsessed 13-year-old in in Val d'Oise, a charming suburb in the north of Paris.Frappart found that
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Chelsea exposed at Man United

[ad_1] It's back! After a summer of international soccer, Gab Marcotti returns with his weekly column reflecting on the big talking points. It's the first edition of Monday Musings for the 2019-20 season.Jump to: Is Neymar really on the move? | Man United vs. Chelsea | Stop complaining about VAR | Juve's squad issues | Are Man City deep enough? | Bayern get their wingerThe latest on Neymar's transfer sagaSo
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Pulisic must impress quickly at Chelsea to shut down unfair Hazard comparisons

[ad_1] Christian Pulisic will have woken up on Monday morning knowing precisely what awaits him in the Premier League with Chelsea. After a bruising welcome to English football on Sunday as a substitute during Chelsea's 4-0 defeat at Manchester United, the only positive spin for the United States forward is that the magnitude of his challenge is now crystal clear.During a 32-minute debut for his new team following his summer
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Solskjaer and Man United enjoy another good start, but Lampard’s Chelsea are chastened

[ad_1] Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was renowned for finishing well during his playing days, but the Manchester United manager is beginning to develop a reputation for impressive starts.Solskjaer won his first eight games as caretaker boss last season, following the sacking of Jose Mourinho, and despite supporters' concerns that United had not done enough in the transfer window to challenge for a top-four finish, he saw his team make a rampant
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Pulisic Watch — How U.S. star is doing at Chelsea, game by game

[ad_1] Welcome to the Christian Pulisic Watch, as the U.S. international starts the next phase of his career after his $73 million move to Chelsea from Borussia Dortmund. ESPN FC will be tracking the American's progress here all season.- Borden: Pulisic isn't your wonderboy anymore- ESPN Premier League fantasy: Sign up now!Opponent: Manchester United; Aug. 11, 2019; 4-0 (L)Stats: 36 minutes played, 12 completed passes of 12, three successful take-ons
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Best-case, worst-case scenarios for all 20 teams

[ad_1] The Premier League begins on Friday when Liverpool host Norwich City, the first of 380 matches between now and May 17, 2020.ESPN FC writer Mark Ogden takes a look at the best and worst outcomes each club can expect during their 2019-20 campaign.ARSENALLast season: fifth place, 70 pointsBEST: Forget about a title challenge. Manager Unai Emery's rebuild at the Emirates is still in its initial stages, but the pressure
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Liverpool on upset alert? Spurs’ Ndombele to hit the ground running?

[ad_1] The wait for Premier League football is nearly over, as after a three-month sabbatical, the world's most watched league returns to action on Friday. After a title race for the ages in 2018-19, what do Liverpool and Man City have for an encore in 2019-20? Has Tottenham's big summer pushed them into title contention? Will a surprise club unseat one of the traditional top six? How will the trio
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Arsenal the big winners, Man United and Chelsea losers in Premier League summer transfer window

[ad_1] 5:10 PM ETNick AmesESPN.com writer The Premier League's summer transfer window is closed, meaning there will be no more incoming players until January 1. With the new season set to begin on Friday when Liverpool host Norwich City, we take a look at the teams that did the business and those that didn't seal the deals they were hoping for.WINNERSArsenalWho would have thought Arsenal could come out on top