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Mar 5, 2015

Soccer-Arsenal in familiar territory, leading the chasing bunch

LONDON, March 5 (Reuters) – With 10 games of the Premier League season remaining Arsenal find themselves in familiar territory.

On the down side they are too far back for a serious title push and are facing a European exit at the hands of AS Monaco.

Mar 4, 2015

Chelsea get back to bread and butter at West Ham

LONDON (Reuters) – After a Champagne Sunday, leaders Chelsea got back to the bread and butter of churning out Premier League points with Eden Hazard’s header sealing a 1-0 victory at cross-town rivals West Ham United on Wednesday.

Champions Manchester City, 2-0 winners over bottom club Leicester City, would have hoped Chelsea suffered a hangover from their League Cup final triumph over Tottenham Hotspur, but Jose Mourinho’s side are made of sterner stuff.

Mar 4, 2015

Soccer-Chelsea get back to bread and butter at West Ham

LONDON, March 4 (Reuters) – After a Champagne Sunday, leaders Chelsea got back to the bread and butter of churning out Premier League points with Eden Hazard’s header sealing a 1-0 victory at cross-town rivals West Ham United on Wednesday.

Champions Manchester City, 2-0 winners over bottom club Leicester City, would have hoped Chelsea suffered a hangover from their League Cup final triumph over Tottenham Hotspur, but Jose Mourinho’s side are made of sterner stuff.

Mar 4, 2015

Chelsea clear West Ham hurdle to stay five points clear

LONDON (Reuters) – Premier League leaders Chelsea chalked up another three points with a 1-0 victory at West Ham United on Wednesday to protect their five-point lead over champions Manchester City.

City, who laboured to a 2-0 win over bottom club Leicester City, might have hoped Chelsea would suffer a hangover from their League Cup final win over Tottenham Hotspur but Chelsea are made of sterner stuff and Eden Hazard’s header decided matters at Upton Park.

Mar 4, 2015

Soccer-Chelsea clear West Ham hurdle to stay five points clear

LONDON, March 4 (Reuters) – Premier League leaders Chelsea chalked up another three points with a 1-0 victory at West Ham United on Wednesday to protect their five-point lead over champions Manchester City.

City, who laboured to a 2-0 win over bottom club Leicester City, might have hoped Chelsea would suffer a hangover from their League Cup final win over Tottenham Hotspur but Chelsea are made of sterner stuff and Eden Hazard’s header decided matters at Upton Park.

Mar 3, 2015

Wenger banking on Arsenal consistency in top-four fight

LONDON (Reuters) – Their hopes in this season’s competition are hanging by a thread but when it comes to qualifying for the Champions League Arsenal have no peers in English football.

Arsenal’s consistency towards the end of the Premier League season has become as predictable as the spring-time daffodils.

Mar 3, 2015

Soccer-Wenger banking on Arsenal consistency in top-four fight

LONDON, March 3 (Reuters) – Their hopes in this season’s competition are hanging by a thread but when it comes to qualifying for the Champions League Arsenal have no peers in English football.

Arsenal’s consistency towards the end of the Premier League season has become as predictable as the spring-time daffodils.

Mar 3, 2015

English FA wants British team at Rio Olympics

LONDON (Reuters) – A combined British football team could take part in next year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics after the English Football Association signalled its intent to enter the qualification process.

At London 2012 Britain fielded a unified football team managed by the FA, after a 52-year absence, although at the time it was seen as a one-off move to mark the home Games.

Mar 3, 2015

Soccer-English FA wants British team at Rio Olympics

LONDON, March 3 (Reuters) – A combined British soccer team could take part in next year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics after the English Football Association signalled its intent to enter the qualification process.

At London 2012 Britain fielded a unified soccer team managed by the FA, after a 52-year absence, although at the time it was seen as a one-off move to mark the home Games.

Mar 2, 2015

One trophy in the bag, Chelsea continue title pursuit

LONDON (Reuters) – Suggestions that Chelsea effectively bagged two trophies on Sunday were presumptuous but they make the trip across town to West Ham United on Wednesday with a vice-like grip on the Premier League title race.

Manchester City’s 2-1 defeat by Liverpool shortly before Chelsea beat Tottenham Hotspur to lift the League Cup at Wembley was a huge bonus for Jose Mourinho’s side as they pursue a first league title since 2010.