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UEFA Champions League: Real Madrid Boss Zidane Predicts Tough Semi-final Clash against Chelsea
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UEFA Champions League: Real Madrid Boss Zidane Predicts Tough Semi-final Clash against Chelsea

Real Madrid coach, Zinedine Zidane says his side's Champions League semi-final clash against Chelsea will be difficult. Madrid booked passage into the last four after holding Liverpool to a goalless draw at Anfield to qualify 3-1 on aggregate on Wednesday night, April 14. The Blues beat FC Porto despite losing the reverse tie on Tuesday. Zidane has said that he is looking forward to the clash with Chelsea. He told the media: ”We’ve got a number of LaLiga games to play before we face Chelsea, but it’s going to be a very tough tie.” On how his side were able to overcome Liverpool, Zidane disclosed that their togetherness made it possible. “We dug in and I think we deserve to go through. We showed real togetherness and I’m delighted for the boys. It was a really importan...
Champions League: Tuchel to sell Ziyech, four other Chelsea players
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Champions League: Tuchel to sell Ziyech, four other Chelsea players

  Chelsea is prepared to include Hakim Ziyech as part of a deal to sign Jules Kounde from Seville, according to AS. Although the Blues have kept a lot of clean sheets under Thomas Tuchel, he is still looking to sign a new centre-back this summer. Chelsea has already been linked with Bayern Munich’s Niklas Sule, RB Leipzig’s Ibrahim Konate and Atletico Madrid star Jose Gimenez. However, 22-year-old Kounde is the defender now on Tuchel’s radar and it is believed the Premier League side are now in ‘pole position’ to land the Frenchman. Kounde has an €80 million (£69m) release clause, but Chelsea will not stump up the full buyout fee, they are hopeful that including a player or several players, as part of the deal could lower the overall cash value. Ziyech is one of ...
Crystal Palace 1-4 Chelsea : Blues move back to fourth with Commanding Win
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Crystal Palace 1-4 Chelsea : Blues move back to fourth with Commanding Win

Chelsea moved back up to fourth in the Premier League table after a blistering 4-1 win over Crystal Palace on Friday, April 9. Before kick-off of the London derby, both teams observed a two-minute silence for His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who passed away on Saturday April 9. Then in quick transition the Blues were 2-0 up inside 10 minutes and before Crystal palace could recognize what was going on, Chelsea were already 3-0 ahead on the 30th minute. Kai Havertz scoring his first Premier League goal since October, guided the ball into the net from an angle. Christian Pulisic soon scored after Havertz’s opener, before Kurt Zouma beat former Chelsea captain Gary Cahill in the air to add Chelsea's third from a Mason Mount free-kick. Palace s...
Champions League: Chelsea hero, Frank Names Favourite Clubs to win Trophy
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Champions League: Chelsea hero, Frank Names Favourite Clubs to win Trophy

Chelsea hero, Frank Lebouef, has named Manchester City, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain as the favourites clubs to win the Champions League ahead of the Blues this season. Leboeuf feels Chelsea is far away from winning the Champions League this season despite beating Porto 2-0 in the quarter-final first-leg on Wednesday. “You can say you have a feeling, but you cannot say Chelsea has a chance to win the Champions League, You have to be far away from really thinking that,” Leboeuf told ESPN. “Of course, in one game, you do not know what can happen and it happened for them when they played Bayern Munich in 2012, playing the final in Munich. It is possible. “But they’ll have to be more consistent up front, stronger in the middle of the park to just hope of winning someth...
Mason Mount Warns Chelsea Players after Victory Over Porto
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Mason Mount Warns Chelsea Players after Victory Over Porto

Chelsea midfielder, Mason Mount, has warned Thomas Tuchel’s men following their Champions League quarter-final first-leg 2-0 victory over FC Porto on Wednesday night in Spain. Mount, who scored a goal against Porto, cautioned the Blues players that it was ‘only half-time’ and their work was far from complete in the Champions League last-8. Two goals from Mount and Ben Chilwell gave Chelsea the first-leg advantage ahead of the second-leg next Tuesday. “A very important game for us and me personally, to get my first goal in the Champions League,” Mount told Virgin Media Sport. “It was probably a long time coming, I have been waiting for the moment, and I am delighted it’s come tonight in a big win. “To keep a clean sheet as well going into the second leg, it’s a big perfor...
Porto vs Chelsea: Why I Benched Thiago Silva, N’Golo Kante – Tuchel
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Porto vs Chelsea: Why I Benched Thiago Silva, N’Golo Kante – Tuchel

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has explained why he benched Thiago Silva and N’Golo Kante in the Blues’ Champions League quarter-final clash first-leg tie against Porto on Wednesday night. Tuchel decided to name Silva and Kante among Chelsea’s substitutes against Porto at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium in Spain. The German said he left Silva on the bench because the Brazilian defender was not yet at full fitness after being denied the chance to earn 90 minutes against West Brom in the Premier League last Saturday. According to him, he left Kante on the bench because he wanted Chelsea to play quick and fluid attacking football against Porto. However, Tuchel eventually featured Silva and Kante late in the second half of the encounter as the pair replaced Reece James and Mas...
Morrison tells Tuchel Chelsea player that shouldn’t make starting XI again after 2-0 over Porto
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Morrison tells Tuchel Chelsea player that shouldn’t make starting XI again after 2-0 over Porto

  Former Premier League star, Clinton Morrison, has told Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel to keep Timo Werner out of the team. Morrison said the Germany International ‘needs time out’ of the Chelsea team after the striker struggled again in the game against Porto in Sevilla last night. Werner has endured a difficult season at Chelsea, scoring just eight goals in 38 appearances for the Blues in all competitions. The 25-year-old was subbed off by Tuchel in the second-half of Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Porto on Wednesday. “Chelsea have got other attacking options – it just depends on how long Tuchel wants to stick with Timo Werner,’ Morrison told BBC Radio 5 Live. “Listen, Werner is not a bad player. You don’t become a bad player overnight. It’s just at the moment, he’s gett...
Joe Cole Hails one Chelsea Player after 2-0 Win at Porto
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Joe Cole Hails one Chelsea Player after 2-0 Win at Porto

  Former England midfielder, Joe Cole, was full of praise for Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount, after his superb performance during their 2-0 Champions League win away at Porto on Wednesday. Mount scored his first goal in the competition, with a fantastic piece of skill and finish from Jorginho’s pass. Ben Chilwell made it 2-0 in the second half, giving the Blues a big advantage ahead of the second leg at home. But Cole was most impressed by Mount and said on BT Sport: “He’s a manager’s dream, he has the natural ability to impact a game. “He does the tactics to a ‘T’ off the ball, in the difficult spell just before Tuchel came in, he stood up, he is a leader.”
Tuchel Explains why he Substituted Havertz, Werner against Porto
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Tuchel Explains why he Substituted Havertz, Werner against Porto

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has given reasons he took off Timo Werner and Kai Havertz, during their 2-0 win at FC Porto in the Champions League quarter-final. The Blues returned home with a commanding lead from the first leg of the game. Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell got the goals, while it was another miserable outing for Werner and Havertz. Werner was replaced by Olivier Giroud and Havertz by Christian Pulisic. “At the time I accepted that it was a tough match for Timo and Kai today, they didn’t have their best day. “We did not deliver so good, so the connection between the seven and the front three wasn’t there. The balls we delivered weren’t the best balls. “Also, I could feel that our two German players, Kai and Timo, didn’t play at their highest level so I wa...
Tuchel Opens up on Chelsea Players’ Reaction after West Brom Defeat
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Tuchel Opens up on Chelsea Players’ Reaction after West Brom Defeat

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has insisted his players responded immediately in the dressing room after a 5-2 defeat to West Brom and in training the next day. The Blues put behind the shock loss to Sam Allardyce’s side to beat FC Porto 2-0 in their Champions League quarter-final first leg on Wednesday night. “It was a tough match against a strong Porto side. There were many moments where we suffered. We accepted it. The circumstances are a bit different in a quarter-final. The spirit was good and it was an excellent result. “I was pretty sure about that [they’d react well after the WBA defeat]. I saw a response immediately in the dressing room and the next day. That wasn’t a big concern. We were ready to respond. There will always be setbacks in sports. The bigges...
Tuchel vs Lampard: Michael Essien Names right Manager for Chelsea
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Tuchel vs Lampard: Michael Essien Names right Manager for Chelsea

Former Chelsea midfielder, Michael Essien, has named Thomas Tuchel as the ‘right’ manager for the Blues ahead of his predecessor, Frank Lampard. Essien disclosed this ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League quarter-final first-leg tie against FC Porto on Wednesday night in Sevilla. Tuchel replaced Lampard at Stamford Bridge after the Englishman was sacked by Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich, last January. “I have to be proud of him [Frank Lampard] for what he did because I think he did a very good job [at Chelsea],” Essien told talkSPORT. “He brought several young players through, so I think he did a good job. He did very well. “But it’s the business of football. If the results aren’t coming, then the manager pays for it, but he should be very proud of himself. “Knowing Fr...
Tuchel Set to bring Lukaku Back to Chelsea
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Tuchel Set to bring Lukaku Back to Chelsea

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, is set to bring Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku back to the club, according to Calcio Mercato. The Blues are being linked with a possible summer transfer for the Belgium striker. Tuchel has made Lukaku his priority, after admitting failure in the quest to land Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund. Inter is reluctant to lose Lukaku but Chelsea would be willing to pay over €100 million, a fee that might tempt the Italian side. Lukaku joined Chelsea as an 18-year-old in 2011 and played only 15 games before joining Everton. The 27-year-old went on to establish himself as one of the Premier League’s top strikers at Everton before joining Manchester United in a £75 million deal back in 2017.
Thiago Silva breaks silence on red card, Chelsea’s 5-2 loss to West Brom
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Thiago Silva breaks silence on red card, Chelsea’s 5-2 loss to West Brom

  Chelsea defender, Thiago Silva has reacted to the red card he received from referee David Coote during the Blues Premier League match against West Brom on Saturday. The Brazilian was shown a second yellow card leading to him being sent off during the shocking 5-2 defeat to West Brom at home on Saturday. According to the Brazilian, who was playing his first game for Chelsea after two months following an injury-enforced absence, his tackle on Matheus Pereira “was not an expulsion move.” Chelsea appeared to be on a smooth ride to victory when Christian Pulisic put them ahead in the 26th minute but the game changed completely two minutes when Silva was shown a second yellow card for a reckless challenge on Okay Yokuslu. The Brazilian veteran defender had earlier recei...
Thomas Tuchel Under Fire after Chelsea’s 5-2 Defeat to West Brom at Stamford Bridge
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Thomas Tuchel Under Fire after Chelsea’s 5-2 Defeat to West Brom at Stamford Bridge

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has come under heavy criticism following his side’s 5-2 defeat to lowly rated West Brom at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Former Chelsea star, Chris Sutton, says the Blues can no longer be seen as top four contenders following the embarrassing defeat. Tuchel’s 14 games unbeaten start at Chelsea went up in smoke against the relegation threatened Baggies on Saturday. There were major changes in Tuchel’s lineup for the game with Mason Mount dumped on the bench and it seemed all smooth for the Blues when Christian Pulisic put the Blues ahead in the 26th minute. However, Thiago Silva got a second yellow card and was dismissed, triggering an astonishing capitulation which led to Chelsea’s heavy home defeat. Sutton said that the German gaffe...
Kurt Zouma Gives reasons for Chelsea’s 5-2 defeat to West Brom at Stamford Bridge
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Kurt Zouma Gives reasons for Chelsea’s 5-2 defeat to West Brom at Stamford Bridge

  Chelsea defender, Kurt Zouma has suggested that the Blues suffered a shocking 5-2 defeat at home to West Brom on Saturday because they were not focused. The Frenchman admitted that the defeat was ‘difficult to swallow,’ but urged his teammates to quickly bounce back. The defeat on Saturday ended Thomas Tuchel’s 14-match unbeaten run in all competitions since he took over from Frank Lampard in January. The Blues looked on course for another victory after Christian Pulisic fired them ahead in the 26th minute at Stamford Bridge. However, Thiago Silva’s second yellow card in the 28th minute turned the game on its head with Matheus Pereira and Callum Robinson both completing braces. Mbaye Diagne fired in the 5th for the relegation battling visitors shortly before Ma...
Chelsea vs West Brom: Allardyce Reacts to Ending Tuchel’s Unbeaten Run With 5-2 Win
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Chelsea vs West Brom: Allardyce Reacts to Ending Tuchel’s Unbeaten Run With 5-2 Win

West Brom manager, Sam Allardyce, has hailed his team’s finishing, following their 5-2 win at Chelsea on Saturday. Allardyce, before the game, admitted he was “jealous” of Thomas Tuchel’s array of top talents at Stamford Bridge. However, it was the Baggies who put up a show against the Blues on their own turf, to end Tuchel’s unbeaten start as manager in West London. Thiago Silva’s red card made it easier, but West Brom showed both their tactical discipline and clinical attacking play. “I am really pleased and satisfied about how the players applied our tactics today, how we set out to control Chelsea’s attacks and then what we could do in possession of the ball. “Because we ended up being so good in possession of the ball on so many occasions, and because of our quality...
Chelsea vs West Brom: Tuchel Names Those to Blame for 5-2 Defeat
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Chelsea vs West Brom: Tuchel Names Those to Blame for 5-2 Defeat

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has admitted that he and every single player are to blame for their 5-2 defeat to West Brom on Saturday. The result brought to an end Tuchel’s winning start as the Blues boss. Christian Pulisic opened scoring for Chelsea before Thiago Silva picked up two yellow cards within the opening 30 minutes. Matheus Pereira’s brace turned the game on its head before Callum Robinson made it 4-1. Although Mason Mount pulled one back, Robinson added another deep into stoppage time to seal a shock result. “It is two games, 11 v 11 and then 11 v 10. There is no need to concede five goals when you have our quality, that’s for sure but we are all in on that. Myself included. “We could not adapt to the situation which is a surprise as we were leading. We ...
Chelsea vs West Brom: I Feel Very Bad Benching you – Tuchel tells Mount
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Chelsea vs West Brom: I Feel Very Bad Benching you – Tuchel tells Mount

  Chelsea coach, Thomas Tuchel has confessed he felt bad keeping Mason Mount on the bench for his team’s clash against West Brom on Saturday and has told him so. Mount was benched on Saturday as his team welcomed relegation battling West Brom at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. However, the Englishman came in the second half with the Blues already 2-1 down and with the veteran defender, Thiago Silva sent off in the 28th minute. Tuchel told BT Sport that he was left with a “very bad feeling” at having to bench the midfielder. Asked specifically about Mount and how important it is he is fresh to take on Porto, Tuchel said, “It’s very important that he’s with us. “I told him, ‘It’s a very bad feeling for me to leave you out, already I want you always on the pitch.’ “...
Chelsea 2 – 5 West Bromwich : Thomas Tuchel suffers first defeat as Chelsea manager in 7 goal thriller
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Chelsea 2 – 5 West Bromwich : Thomas Tuchel suffers first defeat as Chelsea manager in 7 goal thriller

The English Premiere  league kick started shockingly as relegation-threatened West Brom won 5-2 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, April 13, inflicting Thomas Tuchel's first defeat as Chelsea manager in emphatic fashion. Chelsea were down to 10 men for the most part of the game after Thiago Silva's red card just moments after the Blues had taken the lead through Christian Pulisic in the first half. But West Brom, fighting for their lives in the relegation battle played  brilliant football against Chelsea in the Blues' own backyard. Two goals from Matheus Pereira flipped the game in first half stoppage time, before Callum Robinson made it 3-1 and Mbaye Diagne added the fourth goal for West Brom. Mason Mount scored what proved to be a consolation goal to make it 4-2, and wit...
Chelsea vs West Brom: Tuchel Confirms Player to Miss, start Premier League Clash
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Chelsea vs West Brom: Tuchel Confirms Player to Miss, start Premier League Clash

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has confirmed the player who will miss and start his side’s Premier League tie against West Brom on Saturday afternoon. Tuchel, midfielder, N’Golo Kante, will miss the West Brom clash at Stamford Bridge due to injury, while Timo Werner, who missed an open goal in Germany’s 2-1 World Cup qualifier defeat against North Macedonia earlier this week, will start for the Blues against the visitors. The German said this during his pre-match press conference on Friday. Recall that Kante had returned to Chelsea early from international duty after picking up a minor hamstring injury. “Everyone was training today, and we had a good, high-quality session,” Tuchel said. “Apart from N’Golo Kante, he wasn’t with the squad, and he did some individual work.” ...
Chelsea Favorites To Land Sergio Aguero
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Chelsea Favorites To Land Sergio Aguero

Chelsea lead the race to sign Sergio Aguero as Manchester City's record scorer wants to STAY in England with Blues primed to land this summer's hottest free transfer Sergio Aguero is determined to continue his career in the Premier League and Chelsea are in prime position to land this summer’s hottest free transfer. The greatest goalscorer in Manchester City’s history will leave the Etihad Stadium at the end of the season, bringing an end to a decade of outstanding service. City announced on Monday that they will mark Aguero’s contribution to the club by building him a statue. But leaving City does not necessarily mean he is leaving the English game. Aguero will have offers from all around the world, including Barcelona, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain, but his preference would b...
Chelsea vs West Brom: Ilkay Gundogan Defends Kai Havertz
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Chelsea vs West Brom: Ilkay Gundogan Defends Kai Havertz

Manchester City midfielder, Ilkay Gundogan, has defended Chelsea’s Kai Havertz ahead of the Blues’ Premier League clash with West Brom on Saturday. Havertz has failed to live up to Chelsea’s expectations since he joined the club from Bayern Leverkusen in a £62million deal last summer. The Germany international has scored just once in the Premier League so far this season for Thomas Tuchel’s side. Havertz is the second-most expensive player in Chelsea’s history behind goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga. But Gundogan, a fellow compatriot with Havertz, believes the 21-year-old has ‘sensational qualities’ and will go on to make a ‘big statement’ in the Premier League after a tough debut season at Stamford Bridge. “Kai is exceptionally good technically,” Gundogan told reporters ahe...
Chelsea Named English Club of the Decade [See Top 7]
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Chelsea Named English Club of the Decade [See Top 7]

Chelsea FC have been named as the English club of the decade for 2011-2020. According to IFFHS, Chelsea beat Manchester City and Manchester United to win the prize. The Rankings are decided by rating victories and draw from each competition. The last ten years were filled with success for Chelsea, which saw them win the UEFA Champions League. The Blues defeated Bayern Munich in Germany to win Europe’s top trophy back in 2012. Chelsea clinched two Premier League [2015, 2017], FA Cup [2012, 2018], League Cup [2015], Champions League [2012] and two Europa League [2013, 2019]. Below are the standings for the English club of the decade: 1. Chelsea 2. Manchester City 3. Manchester United 4. Arsenal 5. Tottenham 6. Liverpool 7. Everton
I Almost Suffered Depression at Chelsea – Morata
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I Almost Suffered Depression at Chelsea – Morata

Alvaro Morata has revealed he “came close” to suffering from depression during his time at Chelsea. The Blues paid a then club-record £58 million fee to sign Morata from Real Madrid in 2017. However, the striker struggled at Stamford Bridge, despite scoring 24 goals in 72 games. Morata left Chelsea for Atletico Madrid in January 2019, before joining former club, Juventus prior to the current campaign. “I’ve never had depression and I hope I never do, but I came close,” Morata said in an interview with El Mundo. “When your head doesn’t work well, you are your worst enemy. During those times, it doesn’t matter what you do, you are always fighting against yourself. Depression is an illness just like breaking your ankle.”
2022 World Cup Qualifying Matches Round-up from Wednesday
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2022 World Cup Qualifying Matches Round-up from Wednesday

  The road to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar began on Wednesday, in the UEFA and Concacaf zones. France were held 1-1 at home by Ukraine. Antoine Griezmann opened scoring for Les Bleus with a stunning finish, before Serhii Sydorchuk equalised after his shot took a massive deflection off Presnel Kimpembe. Portugal secured a narrow 1-0 win over Azerbaijan, thanks to own goal in the 36th minute. World highest-ranked country, Belgium fought back from a goal down to defeat Wales 3-1. Croatia lost to Slovenia and Turkey edged a six-goal thriller; 4-2 against three-time World Cup runners-up, the Netherlands. There were also important wins for Serbia and the Czech Republic against Ireland and Estonia respectively. Finland were held to a 2-2 draw by Bosnia and Herzeg...
Chelsea vs Porto: Petr Cech Predicts Club to Qualify for Champions League Semi-finals
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Chelsea vs Porto: Petr Cech Predicts Club to Qualify for Champions League Semi-finals

  Chelsea legend, Petr Cech, has predicted the Blues to qualify for the Champions League semi-finals ahead of FC Porto when both sides clash in the quarter-final first and second legs in April. Cech, who admitted that the tie against Porto would be tough, believes Chelsea’s confidence and strength will help them secure a semi-finals spot. The former goalkeeper said this while reacting to Chelsea’s Champions League last-8 draw against Porto on Friday. Chelsea eliminated Atletico Madrid from the Champions League last-16, while Porto knocked out Juventus. “When you reach the quarter-final of the Champions League, you know you will face a difficult opponent,” Cech told Chelsea’s website. “As it stands now, we play Porto as normal away and home and you can prepare for...
No Club Wants to Play Against Chelsea – Tuchel
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No Club Wants to Play Against Chelsea – Tuchel

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has insisted that no club in the Champions League wants to play against the Blues. Tuchel said this after Chelsea defeated Atletico Madrid 2-0 in the round of 16 second-leg tie on Wednesday night at Stamford Bridge to qualify for the last-8 on 3-0 aggregate. Goals from Hakim Ziyech and Emerson Palmieri gave Chelsea the victory over Diego Simeone’s side. “The most important thing is we deserve this,” Tuchel said at his post-match press conference. “They play with a special bond, and results like this give you a certain edge to achieve special things. “I’m sure no one wants to play against us. This will be a difficult challenge, but on we go, no need to be afraid. We take what we get.”
‘Azpilicueta was Frightened’ – Tuchel Opens up as Chelsea Escape Red Card
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‘Azpilicueta was Frightened’ – Tuchel Opens up as Chelsea Escape Red Card

Thomas Tuchel has opened up on penalty call against Cesar Azpilicueta in Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Atletico Madrid on Wednesday. Hakim Ziyech’s first-half opener and Emerson Palmieri’s late effort secured a 3-0 aggregate win for Thomas Tuchel’s side But Chelsea were lucky not to finish the game with 10 men. Azpilicueta under hit a backpass towards his goalkeeper Edouard Mendy and then tugged Atletico’s Yannick Carassco’s waist to stop him from chasing the ball but the officials overlooked and no penalty was awarded. Pundits blamed the match officials for not recommending VAR check on the incident and believe the Spain defender should have sent and penalty awarded Atletico. Asked about the incident after the match, Tuchel said “Is it a penalty? (Azpilicueta foul) Azpi got a ...
‘You’ll be Embarrassed’ – Ferdinand Blasts Rudiger after Chelsea’s 2 -0 Win Over Atletico
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‘You’ll be Embarrassed’ – Ferdinand Blasts Rudiger after Chelsea’s 2 -0 Win Over Atletico

  Former Manchester United defender and football pundit, Rio Ferdinand has told Chelsea defender, Antonio Rudiger, that he will be ’embarrassed’ for his theatrics that played a role in getting Atletico Madrid defender Stefan Savic sent off in Chelsea’s 2-0 Champions League win at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. The German defender had thrown himself to the turf after getting an elbow into the chest from Savic, leading to the Atletico Madrid defender being promptly shown a red card. The La Liga leaders were already 1-0 down at this stage after Hakim Ziyech had put Chelsea ahead in the first half. Emerson Palmieri made it 2-0 and 3-0 on aggregate for Blues with his late effort. Ferdinand was less impressed by Rudiger’s conduct late on in the match “Rudiger, I think will...
Champions League quarter-final: Tuchel Names Club he Doesn’t want Chelsea to Face
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Champions League quarter-final: Tuchel Names Club he Doesn’t want Chelsea to Face

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has admitted he does not want to face his former club Paris Saint-Germain, in the quarter-final of the Champions League. The Blues booked their place in the last eight, thanks to a 2-0 win over Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night. Hakim Ziyech and Emerson Palmeri got the goals on the night, as Chelsea progressed on a 3-0 aggregate. Tuchel’s men now go straight into Friday’s draws, where they could face PSG, Bayern Munich, Manchester City or Liverpool. “The draw? I am not sure that I want to come across PSG because they are strong,” Tuchel told RMC. PSG eliminated Barcelona in the round of 16.
Champions League Quarter-final: All the clubs that Qualified
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Champions League Quarter-final: All the clubs that Qualified

  The line up for this year’s Champions League quarter-final is completed, following the two matches played on Wednesday night. Chelsea and Bayern Munich both progressed into the last eight. The Blues beat 10-man Atletico Madrid 2-0, thanks to goals from Hakim Ziyech and Emerson. They qualified on a 3-0 aggregate. Bayern defeated Lazio 2-1 at ‘home’, after winning 4-1 in the first leg. They both join Real Madrid, Liverpool, Manchester City, FC Porto, Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain in the quarter-final. The teams left will be paired together on Friday, March 19, when the draws are conducted.
Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid: Rio Ferdinand predicts winner of Champions League tie at Stamford Bridge
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Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid: Rio Ferdinand predicts winner of Champions League tie at Stamford Bridge

  Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand has predicted the outcome of the Champions League last 16 second leg tie between Chelsea and Atletico Madrid. The former England International warned that the Spanish side are a team you “can’t ever write off completely” but insisted that the Blues will edge into the Champions League quarter-finals. The west London Blues have not tasted defeat since January when Thomas Tuchel took over from Frank Lampard and hold a 1-0 lead after Olivier Giroud’s spectacular winner in the first leg. They have also not conceded a single goal in their past five matches. Ferdinand believes that the solid defence will prove enough to see Chelsea into the quarter-finals of the competition. “Atletico, you can’t ever write them off comp...
Chelsea Identify Christian Pulisic’s Replacement
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Chelsea Identify Christian Pulisic’s Replacement

  Chelsea have reportedly identified Bayern Munich winger, Kingsley Coman, as Christian Pulisic’s replacement at Stamford Bridge. Pulisic, who has fallen out of favour under manager, Thomas Tuchel, is yet to start a game under the Blues boss. The United States international only joined Chelsea in 2019 from Dortmund. According to the Daily Mail, Coman tops Chelsea’s list of possible options to take Pulisic’s place at the West London club. Chelsea have been keeping tabs on the France international for some time. Coman has two years left on his current deal with Bayern Munich. The 24-year-old, who scored the winner in last season’s Champions League final, is believed to be keen on a transfer away from Bayern Munich and has not expressed any interest in extending ...
Timo Werner Set to Leave Chelsea
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Timo Werner Set to Leave Chelsea

  Chelsea striker, Timo Werner, is already prepared to leave the club, Football Insider reports. Werner only arrived at Stamford Bridge RB Leipzig last summer. The 25-year-old has improved slightly after Thomas Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard in January. But he has scored just five times in the Premier League in 27 appearances after netting 28 times in Germany last season. This past week, he was heard being berated by Tuchel from the touch-line for his positioning. It is now believed Werner could consider leaving the Blues after this season.
Everton coach, Ancelotti warns Chelsea over Premier League top four
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Everton coach, Ancelotti warns Chelsea over Premier League top four

Everton coach, Carlo Ancelotti, has warned Chelsea that his team can now compete with Thomas Tuchel’s side for a place in the Premier League top four. Ancelotti gave the warning during his pre-match press conference ahead of Everton’s Premier League clash with Chelsea on Monday night at Stamford Bridge. The Italian gaffer believes Everton are now better, having defeated Chelsea 1-0 last December at Goodison Park in the reverse fixture when Frank Lampard was in charge of the Blues. Ancelotti’s side head to the game following a 1-0 victory over West Brom last Thursday, while Chelsea defeated Liverpool 1-0 “I think we are better. We have more knowledge and more belief in what we’re doing,” Ancelotti said. “We can compete against Chelsea [for EPL top four]. It will be diffic...
Kai Havertz Makes Promises, suggests Position Good for him at Chelsea
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Kai Havertz Makes Promises, suggests Position Good for him at Chelsea

  Chelsea star, Kai Havertz, has promised to improve and give his best for the club in the next few weeks. Havertz has also revealed that a false nine position will be good for him in the Blues’ squad, adding that he likes to have freedom on the pitch. The 21-year-old said this after his impressive display in Chelsea’s 2-0 victory against Everton in the Premier League on Monday night. “Now we are four points in front of them [Everton], and we have to secure that. That’s the plan, our goal is the Champions League,” the Germany international said as quoted by Chelsea’s official website. “You have to be strong in the next few matches as well, and that’s my goal. I will try to improve, I will try to give my best in the next few weeks, and then I hope it will continue li...
Chelsea vs Everton: ‘Many Doubt me but I Will Prove Them Wrong’ – Kai Havert
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Chelsea vs Everton: ‘Many Doubt me but I Will Prove Them Wrong’ – Kai Havert

  Chelsea forward, Kai Havertz has revealed that many people doubt his ability to perform at a top-level at Stamford Bridge but vowed to keep working hard to prove them wrong. Havertz was among the three German youngsters brought in by the former manager, Frank Lampard last summer. The German had admitted a difficult beginning to his Blues career, interrupted by injury and Coronavirus. And despite his involvement in Chelsea’s opener, which has initially been recorded as an own goal, Havertz brushed aside claims that he is back to his best. Godfrey’s own goal and a spot-kick converted by Jorginho in the second half ensured that Thomas Tuche’s men extended their unbeaten to 11 games in all competitions. “Many people doubt me, this performance will give me a lot of ...
Iwobi Blamed for Chelsea’s First Goal in Everton 2-0 Defeat at Stamford Bridge
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Iwobi Blamed for Chelsea’s First Goal in Everton 2-0 Defeat at Stamford Bridge

Alex Iwobi has been blamed for Chelsea’s first goal against Everton in the Premier League on Monday night. Former Arsenal player, Lee Dixon believes that the Nigerian international was partly to blame for the goal which helped the Blues take control of the match and went ahead to win 2-0 at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea are now comfortable in fourth place after beating hard fighting Everton 2-0 with Kai Havertz and Jorginho on the scoresheet for Thomas Tuchel men. Iwobi was substituted in the 56th minute with Tom Davies by manager Carlo Ancelotti. Dixon noted that Iwobi had failed to deal with Marco Alonso, leaving the Spaniard to find space on the left and crossed the ball to Havertz. “It’s the first time Alonso has managed to get away from Iwobi on the left,” Dixon said on BB...
Ancelotti Compares Thomas Tuchel to Frank Lampard
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Ancelotti Compares Thomas Tuchel to Frank Lampard

Everton boss, Carlo Ancelotti, has compared Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea to the Frank Lampard era ahead of both sides clash in the Premier League on Monday night at Stamford Bridge. Ancelotti said Tuchel has the quality, while Lampard did a fantastic job during his time at the Blues. Tuchel has not lost a match in his last ten games as Chelsea manager since he replaced Lampard last January. “Offensively, they [Chelsea] play a little bit different but not too much because the quality of the players is still the same,” Ancelotti said as quoted by football365. “Now they are really consistent because they haven’t lost under Tuchel, and they are solid, but this doesn’t mean Lampard didn’t do a good job. I think Lampard did a fantastic job while he was there. “(Tuchel) has quality. H...
Everton Coach, Ancelotti Warns Chelsea Over Premier League Top Four
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Everton Coach, Ancelotti Warns Chelsea Over Premier League Top Four

Everton coach, Carlo Ancelotti, has warned Chelsea that his team can now compete with Thomas Tuchel’s side for a place in the Premier League top four. Ancelotti gave the warning during his pre-match press conference ahead of Everton’s Premier League clash with Chelsea on Monday night at Stamford Bridge. The Italian gaffer believes Everton are now better, having defeated Chelsea 1-0 last December at Goodison Park in the reverse fixture when Frank Lampard was in charge of the Blues. Ancelotti’s side head to the game following a 1-0 victory over West Brom last Thursday, while Chelsea defeated Liverpool 1-0 “I think we are better. We have more knowledge and more belief in what we’re doing,” Ancelotti said. “We can compete against Chelsea [for EPL top four]. It will be diffic...
De Bruyne Explains What Made him Dump Chelsea
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De Bruyne Explains What Made him Dump Chelsea

Manchester City star man, Kevin De Bruyne has explained why he decided to leave Chelsea in 2014. The Belgium International said he felt there was no chance for him at Stamford Bridge at that time. He added that he never expected to become a superstar at Manchester City. De Bruyne left in January 2014, having previously spent the 2012-13 season on loan to Werder Bremen. This was after he struggled to make an impact with the west London Blues and he admits to having hit a career low as he bid farewell. “I decided to go away because I felt I didn’t have any chance of playing at the time,” he told Sky Sports. “I didn’t see more opportunities coming, so for me, it was the best decision to leave Chelsea and go to a situation where I felt I could start again. “Did I expec...
Fabregas Gives N’Golo Kante Nickname
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Fabregas Gives N’Golo Kante Nickname

  Cesc Fabregas has come with a new name for former Chelsea teammate, N’Golo Kante after the Blues 1-0 victory over Liverpool on Thursday. The former Arsenal player shared his nickname for Kante on Twitter after the fixture. Kante put up a top-class performance at Anfield which forced Fabregas to rename him N’golinho.’ Mason Mount scored the only goal of the night with Kante providing the killer pass that set up the Englishman for the goal. It was the kind of pass that Fabregas himself would’ve been proud of, having enjoyed so many assists during his time at Stamford Bridge. The Spaniard sits second in the all-time Premier League assists charts with 111. 57th of those arrived in a Chelsea jersey, where he spent three seasons sharing a dressing room with Kante....
Oscar Compares Himself to Chelsea Midfielder, Mason Mount
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Oscar Compares Himself to Chelsea Midfielder, Mason Mount

Former Chelsea star, Oscar, has compared himself to the club’s midfielder, Mason Mount. Oscar who left Chelsea in January 2017 for Chinese club, Shanghai SIPG, at one point said Mount doesn’t play like him, but at another point, he said he could see a little of himself in the England international. “I like him [Mount],” Oscar told talkSPORT ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Everton on Monday night. “Sometimes he does not play like me but sometimes, I watch him, and I can see a little bit of me there because I also came into Chelsea when I was so young and played good football. “I really like him. He has everything you need to improve. He scores goals, he does some important things, and he knows how to defend and attack. I really like him.” Oscar scored thirty-...
No room for ‘Self-pity’ – Tuchel Tells Timo Werner
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No room for ‘Self-pity’ – Tuchel Tells Timo Werner

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has told striker, Timo Werner, that there is no room for ‘self-pity’ after the 24-year-old saw a goal chalked off in the Blues’ Premier League 1-0 victory against Liverpool at Anfield on Thursday night. Werner had the ball in the back of the net after rounding Liverpool goalkeeper, Alisson Becker, and clipping into the empty goal. His effort was, however, ruled out by the narrowest of offside calls. The Germany attacker has only scored one goal since Tuchel took over from Frank Lampard last January. But Tuchel, who was satisfied with Werner’s display, told him he doesn’t need to worry too much about his lack of goals for Chelsea this season. “I demand 100% in every training, I do not allow self-pity,” Tuchel said at his post-match p...
Michael Owen Predicts Position Chelsea will Finish Under Tuchel
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Michael Owen Predicts Position Chelsea will Finish Under Tuchel

Former Liverpool striker, Michael Owen, has predicted the position Chelsea will finish under their manager, Thomas Tuchel, this season. Owen said that Chelsea would finish in the top four positions this term under Tuchel after they defeated Liverpool 1-0 at Anfield on Thursday night, thanks to Mason Mount’s first-half goal. According to him, the Stamford Bridge club are not conceding goals, and they have kept clean sheets in ten matches. “You ride the crest of a wave, Chelsea are not going anywhere. They are staying in the top four,” Owen told Premier League Productions. “They are not conceding goals, eight clean sheets in 10 games, they have only scored 11 goals. “It is not like they are knocking the lights out. They are a team that are probably scoring at the same race...
Klopp Names Player Who Made ‘Difference’ During Liverpool’s 1-0 Defeat to Chelsea
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Klopp Names Player Who Made ‘Difference’ During Liverpool’s 1-0 Defeat to Chelsea

  Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, has named Chelsea star, Mason Mount, as the player who made the ‘difference’ during his side’s 1-0 defeat against the Blues on Thursday at Anfield. Klopp explained that Liverpool’s clash against Chelsea was a tight game, but Mount’s individual quality gave Thomas Tuchel’s side all three points against the Reds. Mount scored the only goal of the match in the first half of the encounter as Liverpool suffered their fifth consecutive defeat at home this season. “The individual quality of Mason Mount at that moment made the difference. It was a tight game, intense game,” Klopp told Sky Sports after the defeat to Chelsea. “Both teams invested a lot. That is it pretty much.” He added, “They had the goal they scored, which was offside. The...
Liverpool vs Chelsea: Thomas Tuchel downplays Comparison With Klopp
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Liverpool vs Chelsea: Thomas Tuchel downplays Comparison With Klopp

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has insisted that he and Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, are “not half as close as everybody thinks”. Tuchel and Klopp have often been compared, having both managed Mainz and Dortmund before leaving the Bundesliga for Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool, respectively. The Blues boss won two Ligue 1 titles during his time at PSG, while Klopp secured Champions League and Premier League with Liverpool. The German coaches will face each other when Liverpool hosts Chelsea on Thursday night in the Premier League at Anfield. “It’s nice to be compared because [Klopp] he’s one of the best coaches in Europe,” Tuchel told Sky Sports News. “On the one hand, it is nice because it tells you you have reached a certain level, and then at some point, it is ...
Arsenal Hero, Paul Merson Exposes Chelsea’s Major ‘Problem’ Under Tuchel
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Arsenal Hero, Paul Merson Exposes Chelsea’s Major ‘Problem’ Under Tuchel

  Arsenal hero, Paul Merson, has exposed Chelsea’s major ‘problem’ under their manager, Thomas Tuchel. According to Merson, Chelsea’s midfield is a major ‘problem’ for Tuchel, adding that it is important for the Blues boss to find a solution before the end of the season. Chelsea have been impressive since Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard last January. The Stamford Bridge club has won six games and drew three so far under the 47-year-old German, but Merson believes their main issue is the midfield. Merson told Sky Sports, “The problem is the midfield. Who’s got that defence-splitting pass? “When you play Chelsea, everyone’s behind the ball – even Manchester United, a top team, and they sat behind the ball, let’s be honest, and went from a base. “You’ve got N’Golo ...
Music Producer, Dr Frabz is Dead
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Music Producer, Dr Frabz is Dead

Nigerian music producer, Ayorinde Faboro popularly known as Dr Frabz is dead. According to singer, Nikki Laoye, Dr Frabz, was shot. ”Oh my God persevering face… My dear brother, Dr Frabz @DoktaFrabz… This is such terrible news. Just heard that he was shot… Who did this? I am so pained right now. What kind of news is this ehn?”she wrote on Twitter Celebrities have taken to social media to express shock at his passing. Music producer, Samklef, via his Twitter handle, wrote “Rip legend! Ayo ( dr Frabz) We spoke 2 weeks ago u asked how is Houston treating me? I came to Maryland yesterday only for me to hear that u are no more today. What a sad day! A brother is gone! another producer is gone! RIP!” Singer Emma Nyra while mourning his passing wrote; “This life is really bea...
Chelsea: Thomas Tuchel Names New Position Kai Havertz Will Play in his Team
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Chelsea: Thomas Tuchel Names New Position Kai Havertz Will Play in his Team

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has named a new position Kai Havertz will feature importantly in his squad this season. Tuchel also insisted that Havertz’s lack of playing time over the course of the last month has simply been down to his lack of fitness. The former PSG manager, who has largely opted for a 3-5-2 formation since taking over from Frank Lampard last January, said the 21-year-old would play the number 9 or 10 role because he is very comfortable in high positions. “Since I have arrived, the only thing that kept Kai Havertz from making a big impact is his injury, nothing else,” Chelsea’s official website quoted Tuchel as saying ahead of the Blues’ clash with Manchester United on Sunday. “He is a unique player. It is not so clear where he needs to settle. D...

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