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  1. Atleti and life without Costa

    John Brewin

    It's the first half at Camp Nou in the final game of the La Liga season and Atletico Madrid are making a rare break. Diego Costa sets off down Barcelona's left flank to receive Koke's pass. He never gets there, having suddenly slowed, clutching his l...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  2. Five matches that decided the 2013-14 Premier League title

    John Brewin

    After a 2013-14 Premier League title race of twists and turns, John Brewin selects the five most decisive games of the season as Manchester City ultimately claimed glory ahead of Liverpool on the final day. Manchester City 4-1 Manchester United, S...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  3. City break slipstream to surge past rivals

    John Brewin

    The Premier League lead had changed hands 25 times before Wednesday's probable final twist. By Sunday's expected coronation, Manchester City will have spent just 15 days on top. Arsenal (128), Chelsea (64), Liverpool (59) and even Manchester Unit...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  4. Three Things: Chelsea vs. Atletico Madrid

    John Brewin

    LONDON -- Reaction to Atletico Madrid's 3-1 win vs. Chelsea on Wednesday, which clinched a Champions League final place for manager Diego Simeone's side (3-1 on aggregate). 1. Madrid 2-0 Europe Spain's capital will be decamping to Portugal's ca...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  5. Mourinho's antics and tactics stun Liverpool

    John Brewin

    It was always going to be the Chelsea plan: kill time, knock Liverpool's usual blitz off its stride and seize on mistakes. It worked like clockwork. A goal in the added time of each half depth-charged Liverpool's cruise to their first Premier Leag...

    Blog | April 27, 2014
  6. Stockpiling and loaning of talent set to haunt Chelsea

    John Brewin

    As Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech crashed to the turf and called for immediate medical attention in the Champions League semifinals at the Vicente Calderon Stadium on Tuesday, it was difficult not to glance toward the opposite goalposts. In front of th...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  7. Three Things: Atletico Madrid vs. Chelsea

    John Brewin

    It wasn't a Champions League classic, but Atletico Madrid and Chelsea battled to a creditable 0-0 draw. Here are three things from their semifinal first leg at the Estadio Vicente Calderon. 1. Chelsea's walking wounded Only the optimists expect...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  8. Three Things: Norwich vs. Liverpool

    John Brewin

    NORWICH, England -- Three observations from Liverpool's 3-2 victory over Norwich City at Carrow Road. Liverpool wobble to victory Liverpool seized on the slip-ups of Chelsea and Manchester City in beating Norwich City, but betrayed the nerves o...

    Blog | April 20, 2014
  9. Destiny calls for title-chasing Steven Gerrard

    John Brewin

    Jose Mourinho told you his Chelsea team are not good enough to win it, and seems happy that his prophecy is being confirmed. Manuel Pellegrini just wants Manchester City to win matches and points, nothing more. Brendan Rodgers would rather talk about...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  10. Three things: Chelsea vs. Paris Saint-Germain

    John Brewin

    Three observations from Chelsea's 2-0 second leg win vs. Paris Saint-Germain, which saw them advance to the Champions League semifinals on away goals. 1. Forgotten man saves Chelsea What was all that about Jose Mourinho hating his strikers? De...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  11. Jose Mourinho striking wrong chord at Chelsea

    John Brewin

    Jose Mourinho's open-palmed, shrugging reaction to Chelsea's sudden slide from grace recalled the epitaph that Spike Milligan chose for himself. "I told you I was ill," says the Irish comedian's gravestone. Mourinho, last Saturday at Crystal Pala...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  12. Three Things: Crystal Palace vs. Chelsea

    John Brewin

    LONDON -- A trio of thoughts from Crystal Palace's 1-0 win vs. Chelsea. 1. Chelsea get what they deserve As the final whistle rang out to a deafening Selhurst Park roar, Chelsea players collapsed to the turf; their grip on the title race loosen...

    Blog | March 29, 2014
  13. Wenger's French revolution at Arsenal

    John Brewin

    "Arsene knows," says the banner at The Emirates. If Arsene Wenger knows anything, it his own mind. As he reaches 1,000 games in charge of Arsenal on Saturday, he shows little sign of such single-mindedness abating. It is too late to change now, thoug...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  14. Chelsea prove they're just fine without Drogba

    John Brewin

    LONDON -- Roberto Mancini and Jose Mourinho have never much liked each other. They have traded barbs ever since Mourinho cuckoo-ed Mancini at Inter in 2008, even if Mancini took Mark Hughes' job at Manchester City by much the same means soon after. S...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  15. Three Things: Man United vs. Liverpool

    John Brewin

    MANCHESTER -- A trio of thoughts from Liverpool's 3-0 win vs. Man United. 1. Liverpool humiliate shapeless United Liverpool's title challenge glows with life and belief after Chelsea's Saturday slip was taken healthy advantage of, with the espe...

    Blog | March 16, 2014
  16. Do or die for Spurs boss Tim Sherwood

    John Brewin

    "Games against Chelsea at the Bridge, Arsenal at the Emirates and Liverpool at Anfield, perhaps the pressure's off us a little bit and we can cause a surprise," Tim Sherwood said last week. "We're looking to mess up as many other people's seasons ...

    Blog | March 07, 2014