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# Chelsea

This year
# Premier League
Nightmare Chelsea debut for Joao Felix as Fulham loss piles pressure on Potter
The Blues are 10th in the Premier League table.
# rich felix
Chelsea set to complete loan signing of Joao Felix
The London club will cover his wages and pay a €10 million loan fee.
# Arrival
Chelsea continue spending spree with €40m signing of Benoit Badiashile
The France international arrives from Monaco on a seven-and-a-half-year deal.
# All Square
Nottingham Forest boost survival hopes in coming from behind to hold Chelsea
Forest had already beaten Liverpool and Tottenham at home this season and turned in another impressive performance.
Last year
# new recruit
Chelsea agree deal for 20-year-old striker from Erling Haaland's former club Molde
David Datro Fofana will officially join the Blues on New Year’s Day.
# Frustration
Reece James faces second spell on the sidelines following knee injury setback
Chelsea’s England international had returned to action on Tuesday having missed the World Cup with the problem.
# back on track
Havertz and Mount on target as Chelsea edge closer to Premier League top four
A 2-0 win over Bournemouth leaves Chelsea six points shy of a top-four spot.
# Setback
Chelsea’s Armando Broja out for rest of season after rupturing cruciate ligament
The Albania international was hurt in a collision during a 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa on Sunday.
# Third round
Man City to face Chelsea and Man United to host Everton after FA Cup draw
The London club have lost at Wembley in the last three finals.
# magpies fly high
Joe Willock nets winner over Chelsea as Newcastle remain third in Premier League
Goalkeeper Nick Pope had earlier pulled off a fine save to deny Conor Gallagher.
# in control
Arsenal regain top spot after Gabriel slots winner against Chelsea
The Gunners go two points ahead of Manchester City at the summit of the Premier League.
# Concern
World Cup worry for Chilwell as he suffers hamstring injury in Chelsea win
Chilwell was forced off in the Blues’ Champions League victory.
# back on track
Zakaria grabs winner on debut as Chelsea finish top of Champions League group
A 2-1 victory over Dinamo Zagreb sees Graham Potter’s side return to winning ways.
# No Fault
Potter 'not going to throw Chelsea players under bus' after Brighton humiliation
Chelsea suffered a 4-1 thumping against the side that Potter previously managed.
# poached
Chelsea appoint Southampton recruitment guru four months after leaving Manchester City
Joe Shields spent nine years with the Premier League champions but left his last role for the Saints earlier this year.
# Condemnation
Managers and FA condemn homophobic chanting from Man United fans at Chelsea
Offensive chants were heard at regular intervals during Saturday’s 1-1 draw between the teams at Stamford Bridge.
# reduced
Man United fans threaten legal action over Chelsea ticket allocation
‘Enough is enough,’ said a spokesperson for the Manchester United Supporters’ Trust.
# Concern
Chelsea and England await news on Reece James injury after setback in Milan
The full-back was forced off in the Blues’ Champions League win at San Siro.
# Concern
Reece James injury blow mars Chelsea’s Champions League win over AC Milan
The England full-back limped off just 40 days before the start of the World Cup.
# top target
Chelsea set to appoint RB Leipzig technical director following his sacking
Christopher Vivell will replace Petr Cech at the Premier League club.
# Comfortable
Chelsea swat aside AC Milan to revive Champions League bid
Graham Potter’s side won for the first time in three Group E games.
# group stage
Tough draws for Arsenal and Chelsea in the Women's Champions League
Katie McCabe’s side will play defending champions Lyon, Juventus and Swiss side Zurich.
# stayingtrue
'I very rarely feel sexy... There's no Lamborghini... You have to be true to yourself'
Graham Potter insists his values won’t change now that he’s in charge at Chelsea.
# In form
Chelsea rally from behind to claim back-to-back Women's Super League wins
Sam Kerr, Fran Kirby and Millie Bright were all on target in a 3-1 victory over West Ham.
Ex-Chelsea midfielder Mikel announces retirement aged 35
The Nigerian won two Premier League titles, three FA Cups, the Champions League, the Europa League and the League Cup in 11 years at Stamford Bridge.
# decision
Chelsea sack commercial director over 'inappropriate messages'
Damian Willoughby was appointed as commercial director earlier this month.
# Appointment
Chelsea expected to name RB Salzburg’s Christoph Freund as new sporting director
New Blues co-controlling owner Todd Boehly has filled the role on an interim basis since arriving this summer.
# Round-Up
Kiernan suffers injury in Liverpool win over Chelsea as Ziu grabs assist for West Ham winner
Kiernan was helped off the pitch after shipping a heavy tackle.
# Open letter
Graham Potter asks Brighton fans for forgiveness after becoming Chelsea boss
Potter, 47, signed a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge on Thursday to succeed Thomas Tuchel.
# New Man In
Graham Potter confirmed as Chelsea’s new boss
The 47-year-old’s appointment was finalised this afternoon.
# Future
Madness... Crazy... Disgraceful... No, Thomas Tuchel sacking is normal
Outrage over decision by new Chelsea owners to change manager will soon die down, but next appointment will tell a lot about direction of club.
# Next man in
Chelsea set to hold talks with Graham Potter after sacking Thomas Tuchel
Former Tottenham and PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino and ex-Real Madrid chief Zinedine Zidane are also thought to be in consideration.
# Exit
Thomas Tuchel sacked by Chelsea as club say 'it's the right time' to part ways
The London club lost 1-0 to Dinamo Zagreb in their opening Champions League match last night.
# exasperated
Everything is missing – Thomas Tuchel frustrated as Chelsea falter again
The Blues fell to a shock 1-0 loss to Dinamo Zagreb tonight.
# Waiting Game
Wolves appeal Diego Costa's work permit rejection
The club turned to the 33-year-old after new £15million striker Sasa Kalajdzic suffered a serious knee injury on his debut.
# deadline day wrap
Deadline Day: Chelsea close in on Aubameyang, Liverpool sign Juventus midfielder on loan
Also adding players were Manchester United, Brighton, Fulham, Southampton and, you guessed it, Nottingham Forest.
# FA
Tuchel fined over ref comments after fiery Chelsea v Tottenham clash
The 49-year-old German has also been warned about his future conduct.
# Chelsea
He exposed me a lot lately – Wesley Fofana’s parting dig at Brendan Rodgers
The defender joined Chelsea on a seven-year deal this week.
# signed sealed delivered
Chelsea wrap up €81m deal for Leicester defender Fofana
This summer has seen the 21-year-old involved in a transfer saga.
# saints
Southampton beat Chelsea to march past Blues in table
Teenage midfielder Romeo Lavia became the first player born in 2004 to score in the Premier League.