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Chelsea's David Luiz meets his doppelganger from Slavia Prague

Chelsea secured themselves safe passage into the semifinals of the Europa League on Thursday night with an entertaining win over Slavia Prague.

Already leading 1-0 from the first leg in the Czech capital, the Blues got their scoring done early to muster a 4-3 win in the second at Stamford Bridge.

On a personal level, it was also an incredibly memorable night for David Luiz, who was reunited with his long lost twin -- Slavia midfielder Alex Kral.

The sight of two chaps with heads full of plentiful...

Transfer Talk: Hazard to Real Madrid to be announced within days

The transfer window for Europe's biggest clubs is closed, but you can click here to review all the deals. Transfer Talk will continue to scour the world's media and set correspondents loose to see what's on the agenda for the summer.

TOP STORY: Hazard to Real Madrid "in days"

Real Madrid are set to announce the signing of Chelsea winger Eden Hazard in the next few days, according to Spanish outlet Marca.

They're reporting that Madrid are close to announcing the capture of the Belgian following...

Olivier Giroud stars, David Luiz struggles as Chelsea advance to Europa League semis

The ESPN FC panel agreed with Maurizio Sarri's squad selection in the Europa League, saving Chelsea's big guns for Liverpool on Sunday.

Pedro scored twice to help Chelsea into the Europa League semifinals as 5-3 aggregate victors over Slavia Prague after a 4-3 win at Stamford Bridge on Thursday. On a day when his former club Napoli were eliminated, the win and progression preserves Maurizio Sarri's one remaining hope of winning silverware in his first season in England.

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Chelsea set about their opponents with the speed, fluidity and intensity that Sarri wants to see in every match, and they were rewarded with a comfortable...

Has Liverpool's win over Chelsea swung title momentum away from Man City? PLUS: Humiliation for PSG

After another action-packed weekend in soccer, Gab Marcotti reflects on the big talking points in his latest edition of Monday Musings.

Jump to: LFC title charge | Lille thump PSG | Man City march on | Lazio-Milan drama | Man United win ugly | Juve easing up? | Barca take it easy | Dortmund win again | Spurs get rest | Bayern lose Neuer


Has the title race momentum swung back to Liverpool?

There was a literal slip, by Andy Robertson, but not a metaphorical one, and that's what...

Weekend numbers: Paul Pogba's best-ever season, Raheem Sterling's magic touch

The race for the 2018-19 Premier League crown promises to go down to the proverbial wire. A Raheem Sterling brace set up Manchester City's 3-1 win over Crystal Palace, Liverpool responded with a thrilling 2-0 defeat of Chelsea at Anfield. Brilliant stuff. Lower down in the table, Manchester United eked out a 2-1 win over West Ham United at Old Trafford to stay in contention for a top four spot. 

Meanwhile, across continental Europe, two giants of the game squandered chances to seal their respective...

Transfer Talk: Chelsea eye 'next Ibrahimovic' Isak after Dutch loan

The transfer window for Europe's biggest clubs is closed, but you can click here to review all the deals. Transfer Talk will continue to scour the world's media and set correspondents loose to see what's on the agenda for the summer.

Jump to: Man United move for Eriksen | Arsenal eye Alderweireld

TOP STORY: Chelsea eye 'next Ibrahimovic' Isak after Dutch goal blitz

Chelsea are keeping an eye on Borussia Dortmund striker Alexander Isak, a young Swede who has been compared to compatriot Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The...