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Chelsea respects its minimum opportunity

Chelsea wahrt seine MinimalchanceFrank Lampard (rear) met for a 3-1 for Chelsea-© SID-IMAGES/AFP/IAN Kingdom sound

The Chelsea FC has the knockout in the Champions League good poor and preserved the last glimmer of hope in the title race. Chelsea won 3-1 (3-1) at West Bromwich Albion

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The Chelsea FC has the knockout in the Champions League against League rival Manchester United well poor and preserved his last glimmer of hope in the title race. The defending champions won 3-1 (3-1) at newly promoted West Bromwich Albion on the 33rd day of the Premier League and thus shortened the gap on League leaders United to eight points.

The reds, semi-final opponent of Schalke 04 in the premier class, conceded a bitter 0: 1 (0-0)-Pleite in the FA Cup semi-final against their city rivals Manchester City in the evening in the heart and thus had to bury their dream of the triple. The citizens kept their only chance of a title by the winner of Yaya Toure in the 52 minute so this season.

In the final on 14 may, the team by coach Roberto Mancini at the same place meets the winner of the second semi-final on Sunday between Stoke City with the German international Robert Huth against Bolton Wanderers, which also takes place on the sacred turf.

Chelsea West Bromwich by Peter Odemwingie (17) got behind in the Championship. Salomon Kalou (26), Didier Drogba (22) and Frank Lampard (45.) provided clear conditions for the benefit of the Favorites on Sunday but the FC arsenal can adopted the then still before the break. The Club of former German national goalie Jens Lehmann, which lies second, one point before Chelsea plays in the top game of the day against record champion FC Liverpool.

West Ham United with the German international Thomas Hitzlsperger in the 1: 2 (1-1) lost to Aston Villa. After the early lead through Robbie Keane (2) compensation for the guests who came by Gabriel Agbonlahor (90.) to the victory, which ham on the penultimate place scored West first managed Darren bent (37.). The Blackpool is a point after the 1: 3 (0-2) against Wigan Athletic better than West Ham in third place. Birmingham City made against it by a 2-0 (1-0) against the Sunderland a leap towards survival.

Also, the Everton FC won 2-0 (0-0) against Blackburn Rovers and thus maintained its small chance of the participation of the European Cup.