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Chelsea Is Terrifying, Scores Beautiful Goal After Intricate Buildup

Facing Chelsea is downright horrifying, and Swansea are learning that firsthand today. This is their second goal—Oscar scored in the first minute—and it is a beautiful interplay of passes reminiscent of, dare I say it, peak-Barcelona. Few teams in the world are so stocked with talent to have players like Fàbregas,… »1/17/15 10:47am1/17/15 10:47am

Chelsea And Spain Are Locked In A Dumb War Neither Can Win

Even by the standards of dick-measuring contests, the one ongoing between Chelsea and the Spanish national team has been awful for months. At some point, though, this sort of thing stops being merely dumb and threatens to become actually harmful to the players each side should be trying to protect—and we're nearing… »11/13/14 5:30pm11/13/14 5:30pm

Diego Costa Snubs Brazil For Spain And Could Swing The World Cup

Diego Costa is, at this moment, the best Brazilian striker in the world. The 21 goals he's scored for this year's title-challenging Atlético Madrid team are the fourth highest tally in the top five European leagues. Normally, you'd think Costa's impressive resumé would see him as one of the faces of the Seleção, out… »3/05/14 4:47pm3/05/14 4:47pm