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Chelsea Women Realising their Champions League Final Dreams
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Chelsea Women Realising their Champions League Final Dreams

After a string of near misses, Chelsea Women will finally realise their dream of playing in a Champions League final when they face Barcelona Femeni in Sweden on Sunday, and are eager to prove themselves as winners. It is no secret that manager Emma Hayes has long targeted a spot in the European showpiece, having twice been knocked out at the semi-final stage in recent seasons. But after an incredible semi-final second leg performance against Bayern Munich, Chelsea Women's staff and players will finally be involved in arguably the biggest game in the team's history with one aim - to bring home the trophy. They will be hoping to add the silverware to an already growing collection this season, having secured their second successive WSL title last weekend and the Wo...
Tuchel Reveals Kante Injury Blow Ahead of FA Cup final
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Tuchel Reveals Kante Injury Blow Ahead of FA Cup final

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has revealed midfielder N’Golo Kante had “no chance” of facing Arsenal on Wednesday night due to an Achilles injury. The Blues lost 1-0 to the Gunners at Stamford Bridge, as Jorginho’s error led to Emile Smith Rowe’s winning goal in the first half. Kante was left out of the squad and ahead of Chelsea’s FA Cup final against Leicester City on Saturday, Tuchel gave an update on the France international. “N’Golo was [left out] for pain management,” Tuchel told Chelsea TV. “He has pain in the Achilles and he suffers from that, so there was no chance [that he could play against Arsenal]. “We miss [Mateo] Kovacic, we didn’t have N’Golo on the bench. This is a huge blow for us in terms of intensity and attitude.”...
EPL: Ashley Cole Exposes Chelsea’s Major ‘Problem’ Under Tuchel, Criticizes Havertz
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EPL: Ashley Cole Exposes Chelsea’s Major ‘Problem’ Under Tuchel, Criticizes Havertz

  Former Arsenal left-back, Ashley Cole, has exposed Chelsea’s major problem under their manager, Thomas Tuchel. According to Cole, Chelsea’s inability to take their chances in front of goal against their opponent is a major ‘problem’ for Tuchel this season. He also criticized Chelsea’s Kai Havertz for missing a vital opportunity to score a goal against Arsenal on Wednesday night at Stamford Bridge as Mikel Arteta’s men won 1-0 against the host. Chelsea have been impressive since Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard last January after the Blues legend was sacked by the club owner, Roman Abramovich. “They [Chelsea] did [have chances]. I think if Havertz takes his chance, it is a totally different game,” Cole, a former Chelsea defender, told Sky Sports. “He has to score t...
Chelsea’s Top Four Place under Threat after 1-0 Defeat to Arsenal
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Chelsea’s Top Four Place under Threat after 1-0 Defeat to Arsenal

  The Premier League’s top-four race has been blown wide open, following Arsenal’s 1-0 win at Chelsea on Wednesday night. The Gunners’ victory at Stamford Bridge leaves the door ajar for the Blues’ closest rivals. Mikel Arteta’s men won a game which was crucial to both sides’ quest to play European football next season, thanks to an Emile Smith Rowe’s goal, caused by a poor Jorginho back pass. Chelsea were viewed as favourites to clinch fourth spot, especially with their impressive form since Thomas Tuchel arrived in January. However, an Emile Smith-Rowe goal – caused by a costly error from Jorginho – handed Mikel Arteta’s Gunners all three points to deal a blow to the Blues’ top four aspirations. West Ham, Liverpool and Leicester are vying for the last two posit...
Chelsea vs Arsenal: Abramovich takes Decision on Tuchel’s Future at Stamford Bridge
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Chelsea vs Arsenal: Abramovich takes Decision on Tuchel’s Future at Stamford Bridge

  Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich, will approve a new contract for manager Thomas Tuchel at the end of this season, Sportsmail reports. It will be reward for his impressive first months at Stamford Bridge. Tuchel had led the Blues to the Champions League and FA Cup finals, as well as putting them in a strong position to finish in the Premier League’s top four. There are clauses in the 18-month contract Tuchel signed in January, which will trigger an extension if he meets certain targets. But Chelsea want to tie him down to a new two-year deal with the option for a third year. Tuchel is keen to sign the new deal, will also come with an increase on his current £7million salary. The impetus for the new contract talks has come from the club, however, with the German ...
Man City vs Chelsea: What Thomas Tuchel told Chelsea Players at Half-time in 2-1 Win
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Man City vs Chelsea: What Thomas Tuchel told Chelsea Players at Half-time in 2-1 Win

  Antonio Rudiger has revealed what his manager Thomas Tuchel told Chelsea players during the break in their 2-1 win over Manchester City. The Blues recovered from a goal down to beat Manchester City on Saturday, delaying Pep Guardiola’s side Premier League title celebrations. Raheem Sterling had put City in front with Sergio Aguero failing to double the lead after his Panenka penalty was saved by Eduoard Mendy. Chelsea returned from the break stronger with Hakim Ziyech’s low strike drawing them level, before Mason Mount scored a stoppage time winner to seal another vital three points for the west Londoners. Rudiger said they were urged by Tuchel to battle until the end. “It was a crazy game!,” Rudiger told the club’s official website. “We conceded in the last...
Ziyech: Chelsea like to play against strong teams after confidence-boosting win over Man City
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Ziyech: Chelsea like to play against strong teams after confidence-boosting win over Man City

  The Blues put in a brave performance on Saturday as they fought back from a goal deficit to claim maximum points against Pep Guardiola's men Chelsea playmaker Hakim Ziyech claims they like facing ‘strong teams’ after their 2-1 comeback victory against Manchester City in Saturday’s Premier League outing. Following Raheem Sterling’s first-half opener for the visitors at Stamford Bridge, Ziyech inspired the Blues’ fightback with his equaliser in the 63rd minute and Marcos Alonso scored the stoppage-time winning goal. Saturday’s leveler was Ziyech’s second goal against City having scored the match-winning goal that knocked them out of the FA Cup on April 17.
Alonso delighted to score winner against Man City after ‘tough season’ at Chelsea
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Alonso delighted to score winner against Man City after ‘tough season’ at Chelsea

The Spaniard admitted he was "very emotional" after netting the Blues' all-important second goal at Etihad Stadium Marcos Alonso said he was delighted to score the winner against Manchester City after enduring a "tough season" at Chelsea. City missed the chance to wrap up the Premier League title after losing 2-1 to Chelsea at Etihad Stadium in a dress rehearsal for this month's Champions League final. Raheem Sterling's opener was cancelled out by a fine Hakim Ziyech volley before Alonso sealed all three points for the Blues with a stoppage-time strike, and he outlined his ambition to nail down a spot in Thomas Tuchel's line-up after the game.
Man City vs Chelsea: Guardiola Reacts to Aguero’s Penalty Miss at Etihad
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Man City vs Chelsea: Guardiola Reacts to Aguero’s Penalty Miss at Etihad

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola  has reacted to Sergio Aguero’s shocking penalty miss during Manchester City’s 2-1 defeat to Chelsea at the Etihad on Saturday. Man City took the lead through Raheem Sterling in the first half and Aguero shockingly missed the opportunity to give the home side a 2-0 lead before the half time whistle. The Argentine attempted a Panenka penalty but the chipped effort lacked conviction and was comfortably saved by Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy. Chelsea came back very strong in the second, putting up an impressive display that gave them 2 goals from Hakim Ziyech and Marcos Alonso. With the win, the Blues delayed Manchester City’s Premier League title celebrations and also gave the west London outfit a psychological advantage ahead of the Cha...
EPL: Tuchel Reveals how Aguero Helped Chelsea beat Man City 2-1
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EPL: Tuchel Reveals how Aguero Helped Chelsea beat Man City 2-1

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has admitted that if Sergio Aguero’s penalty had made it 2-0 before half time, they wouldn’t have stood a chance of beating Manchester City on Saturday. The Blues came back from a goal down to beat Pep Guardiola’s men 2-1 at the Etihad. Raheem Sterling gave the hosts the lead, before Aguero’s weak panenka was saved easily by Eduoard Mendy. Tuchel’s men then scored through Hakim Ziyech and Marcos Alonso to grab all three points. “What a performance in the second half. If they score the penalty maybe it’s over before it really starts and then you go to half time 2-0 with no chances to come back. “I was impressed with the reaction in the second half and think we deserved to win in the second half. “When you’re 1-0 down at the Eti...
Marriage, Last Thing on My Mind –GT da Guitarman
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Marriage, Last Thing on My Mind –GT da Guitarman

Singer and guitarist, Olugbemiro Tokunbo, aka GT Da Guitarman, has stated that he is not ready to give marriage another shot. In an interview with Saturday Beats, he said, “Marriage is the last thing on my mind now because I am married to my music and my kids. If I were to give marriage another shot, what would I do differently? Nothing really. I would just still be me, maybe I would complain less. I would love more and complain less but I would still really be me. I don’t think anyone should change themselves. I would accept the one I am having something to do with the way they are, and expect that nobody tries to change me also. That is pretty much it. I feel it is not so complicated. It is about people not concentrating on the flaws of the other person. If we complement each other...
Tuchel Promises to Win Champions League Trophy for Abramovich
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Tuchel Promises to Win Champions League Trophy for Abramovich

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has said he is working hard to justify the vast resources Roman Abramovich has invested into the team, by winning the Champions League again. The Blues will face Premier League rivals Manchester City in the final on May 29. Tuchel’s men beat Real Madrid 3-1 on aggregate in the semi-final to book their place. That game will come after an FA Cup final against Leicester City. “I am in touch with the board, I am in touch with all the people who are in charge. “I have no regrets and I am pretty sure he [Abramovich] likes what he sees and he likes the results. This is what he deserves. “He has built a fantastic club and I am part of this club. We try to make him happy and ourselves happy. So we have the same goals,” Tuchel said....
Champions League final: Tuchel Told not to Play Chelsea star Against Man City
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Champions League final: Tuchel Told not to Play Chelsea star Against Man City

Arsenal hero, Paul Merson, has told Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, not to play Timo Werner for the Blues’ Champions League final against Manchester City on May 29. Werner scored Chelsea’s opening goal in their 2-0 semi-final second-leg win against Real Madrid on Wednesday. But Merson wants Tuchel to instead feature Christian Pulisic against Man City because the American international is a better finisher and can cause Pep Guardiola’s men more problems. “Timo Werner scored a big goal for Chelsea against Real Madrid. But he shouldn’t play in the Champions League final,” Merson told Starsport. “Christian Pulisic should start against Manchester City – because he is a better finisher. “I’d be shocked if Pulisic doesn’t play. He can beat two or three players, and he’s better ...
Man City vs Chelsea: Mark Lawrenson predicts result for EPL clash
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Man City vs Chelsea: Mark Lawrenson predicts result for EPL clash

  Former Liverpool player, Mark Lawrenson, has backed Manchester City to beat Chelsea when both teams clash in the English Premier League, EPL, on Saturday evening at Etihad. Chelsea and Man City faced off in the FA Cup semi-final just weeks ago, with the Blues emerging victorious to knock Pep Guardiola’s men out and end their quadruple hopes. Thomas Tuchel’s side will hope to pick up a win against Man City and maintain their lead over West Ham United and Liverpool in the race for the EPL top four. Man City, on the other hand, will look to seal the Premier League title as a win against Chelsea will ensure they are not mathematically catchable. Providing his prediction, Lawrenson wrote in his column for BBC, “Usually I would be thinking City will want to wrap the tit...
Real Madrid Set Low Transfer Fee for Hazard after Champions League exit
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Real Madrid Set Low Transfer Fee for Hazard after Champions League exit

  Real Madrid is willing to sell Eden Hazard this summer. Marca reports that the LaLiga side could allow Hazard leave in the upcoming transfer window if they receive a bid of €50 million (£43.4m). Madrid splashed out £130 million to sign the 30-year-old from Chelsea in 2019. But Hazard has failed to make an impact at the Santiago Bernabeu since his move, thanks to multiple injuries and lack of fitness. The Belgium international delivered an anonymous display in the 2-0 defeat to Chelsea on Wednesday evening, as Los Blancos crashed out of the Champions League. And he went on to annoy Madrid fans after he was caught on camera laughing and joking with his former Blues teammates after the final whistle. Hazard has since apologised for his conduct but Madrid’s hier...
Champions League: Tuchel Warns Guardiola ahead of Final against Man City
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Champions League: Tuchel Warns Guardiola ahead of Final against Man City

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel has said his team “feels good” about facing Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in the Champions League final and will beat them again. The Blues edged out City 1-0 in the FA Cup semi-final last month. They will face their Premier League rivals again in Istanbul on May 29, for the biggest prize in European club competition. While Tuchel insists their FA Cup victory over City doesn’t give them an upper hand, it does make them confident of a repeat performance. “No [it doesn’t give us] the upper hand, but it gives us a good feeling, it gives us confidence. We played the semi on the edge. They are the benchmark and we wanted to close the gap to Man City. We will need the same level of performance again. It gave us belief, because it is the ...
Champions League: Chelsea to Play Man City in final
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Champions League: Chelsea to Play Man City in final

Chelsea will take on Manchester City in this year’s Champions League final. The Blues beat Real Madrid 2-0 in a thrilling semi-final second leg on Wednesday night. The tie was delicately poised at 1-1 after the first leg, with Karim Benzema cancelling out Christian Pulisic’s effort. However at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea completely dominated the game and took the lead through Timo Werner. Werner reacted quickest to head home, after Kai Havertz’s lob came off the bar. Although Real Madrid fought to equalize, it was Mason Mount who sealed the win for Thomas Tuchel’s men. Manchester City on Tuesday beat Paris Saint-Germain 2-0, qualifying with a 4-1 aggregate.
Tuchel Makes Champions League history as Chelsea Qualify for final
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Tuchel Makes Champions League history as Chelsea Qualify for final

  Thomas Tuchel has become the first coach to reach the European Cup or Champions League final in consecutive years with different clubs. Chelsea beat Real Madrid 2-0 on Wednesday night in their semi-final second leg, to seal a 3-1 aggregate win. The Blues will face Premier League rivals Manchester City in the final. Last year, Tuchel led PSG to the final, where the Ligue 1 side lost 1-0 to Bayern Munich. When BT Sport told Tuchel he must be doing something right to have achieved such a feat, he replied: “Or not because it’s not the same club! It depends who you ask.” The German then added: “I’m very happy that we’ve achieved this. I’m very grateful to have the opportunity to live my life in football and this passion as a profession. “So grateful to do it on t...
UCL: Chelsea Can beat Real Madrid at Stamford Bridge – Cascarino to Tuchel
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UCL: Chelsea Can beat Real Madrid at Stamford Bridge – Cascarino to Tuchel

  Tony Cascarino, a former Chelsea striker, has told the club’s manager, Thomas Tuchel, how the Blues can beat Real Madrid when both teams clash in tonight’s Champions League semi-final second-leg tie at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea had played a 1-1 draw with Real Madrid in the first-leg last week in Spain. But Cascarino feels Timo Werner needs to take his chances for Chelsea against Real Madrid on Wednesday night, adding that Tuchel must find a way to stop Karim Benzema in order to qualify for the Champions League final ahead of the Los Blancos. “Thomas Tuchel has been brilliant at getting his team to take an iron grip on matches, keeping the opposition out of games after games, but he needs his attacking players to make the most of their chances,” Cascarino told The Time...
Chelsea vs Real Madrid: Glenn Hoddle Names club that’ll Qualify for Champions League final
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Chelsea vs Real Madrid: Glenn Hoddle Names club that’ll Qualify for Champions League final

Former Chelsea manager, Glenn Hoddle, has predicted the winner between Chelsea and Real Madrid when both teams clash in the Champions League semi-final second-leg tie at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night. Chelsea had played a 1-1 draw with Real Madrid in the first-leg tie in Spain last week. The Blues head to the game after defeating Fulham 2-0 in the Premier League last weekend, while Zinedine Zidane’s side won 2-0 Osasuna in the LaLiga. Providing his prediction, Hoddle backed Thomas Tuchel’s men to get the job done against Real Madrid at home and qualify for the final because they are playing with a lot of confidence. Asked if Chelsea will progress to the Champions League final, Hoddle told the Evening Standard: “Yes, I said before the first leg that I thought over two l...
Chelsea vs Real Madrid: Rio Ferdinand predicts winner of Champions League tie at Stamford Bridge
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Chelsea vs Real Madrid: Rio Ferdinand predicts winner of Champions League tie at Stamford Bridge

  Manchester United hero, Rio Ferdinand, has predicted the winner between Chelsea and Real Madrid when both teams clash in the Champions League semi-final second-leg tie at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night. Chelsea had played a 1-1 draw with Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final first-leg encounter last week in Spain. Thomas Tuchel’s side head to the game following a 2-0 victory over Fulham in the Premier League last weekend, while Real Madrid defeated Osasuna 2-0 in the LaLiga. Providing his prediction, Ferdinand backed Chelsea to beat Zinedine Zidane’s side to qualify for the Champions League final because the Blues play at a high pace. “After watching Real Madrid play and navigate their way through against Liverpool, I thought the experience was going ...
Chelsea vs Real Madrid: Lukaku, Hazard, Courtois Plotting Tuchel’s Downfall in UCL
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Chelsea vs Real Madrid: Lukaku, Hazard, Courtois Plotting Tuchel’s Downfall in UCL

  Inter Milan striker, Romelu Lukaku, has revealed he has been plotting with former Chelsea teammates Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois, on how to eliminate their old club on Wednesday. Lukaku, who won the Serie A title last weekend, has been speaking with his compatriots ahead of Real Madrid’s Champions League semi-final second leg at Stamford Bridge. With the tie finely poised after a 1-1 draw in Spain, both sides are just 90 minutes away from booking their spot in the final at Istanbul showpiece. And Lukaku is showing no loyalty to his former employers. Ahead of the game, Lukaku said Hazard “knows what he wants to do” in order to beat the Blues. Lukaku said: “I have spoken with Courtois and I will speak with Eden tomorrow. “I know what Eden wants to do I hop...
EPL: Rio Ferdinand Predicts team to win title next Season
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EPL: Rio Ferdinand Predicts team to win title next Season

  Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand, has backed Chelsea to win the Premier League title next season. However, he feels the Blues need to sign Sergio Aguero this summer, to help boost their chances. Thomas Tuchel has gotten Chelsea firing again, after replacing Frank Lampard in January. They are now in line to finish in the top four and will play the FA Cup final against Leicester City. Chelsea also plays Real Madrid in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final on Wednesday after a 1-1 draw in Spain. Ferdinand believes they can build on their impressive finish to this season, by winning the league in 2021/2022. “Have you seen Chelsea’s stats? They’re my team to win the league next year,” Ferdinand said on his Vibe with Five podcasts. ...
No time to breathe – Tuchel explains difference between managing Chelsea, PSG
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No time to breathe – Tuchel explains difference between managing Chelsea, PSG

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has explained the difference between managing the Blues and his former club, Paris Saint-Germain. Tuchel said there is no time to breathe when managing in the Premier League than in the Ligue 1, adding that life in England is proving to be brutal. Recall that Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard at Chelsea last January after he was sacked by PSG last December. “To go from Ligue 1 to the Premier League? It’s brutal, honestly. Very brutal,” Tuchel told L’Equipe ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League tie with Real Madrid on Wednesday. “In France, we played the same number of matches, two cups, and there are also 20 teams in the Championship. But the intensity and challenge of the Championship are really very different here. It’s a completely different level....
Werner is underrated’ – Much-maligned Chelsea star plays ‘pivotal’ role in Tuchel’s set-up, says Cole
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Werner is underrated’ – Much-maligned Chelsea star plays ‘pivotal’ role in Tuchel’s set-up, says Cole

The former Blues defender has jumped to the defence of the German striker amid ongoing criticism of his lack of composure in front of goal Timo Werner plays a "pivotal" role in Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea set-up despite his lack of goals, according to Ashley Cole, who feels the striker is "underrated". Werner completed a £47 million ($65m) move to Chelsea from RB Leipzig last summer, having established himself as one of the most prolific forwards in Europe during his time at Red Bull Arena. The 25-year-old has been unable to live up to the same high standards during his first year at Stamford Bridge and has been criticised for his lack of composure in the final third, but Cole thinks his overall contribution to the Blues' cause is being overlooked.
UCL: Thomas Tuchel Reveals Chelsea Player Giving him Headache Ahead of Real Madrid tie
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UCL: Thomas Tuchel Reveals Chelsea Player Giving him Headache Ahead of Real Madrid tie

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has said that his countryman, Kai Havertz is giving him a selection headache ahead of their Champions League semi-final second leg clash against Real Madrid on Wednesday. Chelsea and Real Madrid settled for a 1-1 in Spain last Tuesday, with Christian Pulisic scoring for the Blues and veteran striker, Karim Benzema equalising for the home side. The second leg is slated for Wednesday and Havertz has fired warning to Zinedine Zidane’s men by scoring twice in the Blues’ 2-0 win over Fulham on Saturday and will now be pushing for a start against the La Liga giants. He was a 66th-minute substitute in the 1-1 first leg draw in Spain and when asked if the Germany international had given him a selection headache, Chelsea boss Tuchel told talkSPORT:...
UCL: Kante Reveals Chelsea’s Chances of Eliminating Real Madrid
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UCL: Kante Reveals Chelsea’s Chances of Eliminating Real Madrid

Chelsea midfielder, N’Golo Kante has revealed his side’s chances of eliminating Real Madrid from this season’s UEFA Champions League, UCL. The France international believes Thomas Tuchel’s men have created the perfect platform to knock the LaLiga champions out of the Champions League semi-final and progress to the finals. Kante was named Man of the Match as Chelsea played 1-1 with Zinedine Zidane’s side in the Champions League semi-final first-leg tie last Tuesday. The 30-year-old will hope to lead the Blues to victory when they host Real Madrid in the second leg next week Wednesday. Speaking ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Fulham on Saturday evening, Kante told a press conference, “We are happy for the result [against Real Madrid]. Coming into this game, we kn...
Chelsea Ready To Sell Abraham For £40m To Fund Haaland Transfer
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Chelsea Ready To Sell Abraham For £40m To Fund Haaland Transfer

Chelsea are reportedly ready to sell Tammy Abraham for £40million as Thomas Tuchel looks to fund a move for Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland. According to The Telegraph Haaland is top of Tuchel’s shopping list this summer. But the 20-year-old could cost upwards of £100million after netting 53 goals in just 56 games. And Chelsea need to free up space in their squad, as well as the wage budget, to get a deal over the line. It’s believed academy star Abraham, 23, will be allowed to leave Stamford Bridge for around £40m. West Ham are known to be keen on the England international, who has 30 goals in 81 games for the Blues. Abraham has fallen way down the pecking order since Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard in January. And he is set to be joined out the door by fel...
Champions League: Fabregas Rates Kante’s erformance as Chelsea failed to beat Real Madrid
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Champions League: Fabregas Rates Kante’s erformance as Chelsea failed to beat Real Madrid

  Former Chelsea midfielder, Cesc Fabregas, has lauded N’Golo Kante’s performance in the Blues’ Champions League semi-final first-leg 1-1 draw with Real Madrid on Tuesday night. Fabregas hailed Kante as a ‘big game player,’ adding that the France World Cup winner always plays for two. The Spaniard, who left Chelsea in 2019 to join current club Monaco, said this in a tweet via his Twitter handle. Goals from Christian Pulisic and Karim Benzema ensured both Chelsea and Real Madrid played a draw at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano stadium in Spain. “N’golo has always been a big game player. Never doubt him. He plays for 2,” Fabregas tweeted. “A close game in Madrid means we’re set up nicely for next week’s 2nd leg at the Bridge.” Fabregas and Kante played together a...
Thiago Silva’s Wife, Isabelle Attacks Timo Werner Over Missed Chance in Chelsea Draw with Real Madrid [VIDEO]
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Thiago Silva’s Wife, Isabelle Attacks Timo Werner Over Missed Chance in Chelsea Draw with Real Madrid [VIDEO]

  Isabelle da Silva, wife of veteran Chelsea defender, Thiago Silva, has attacked Timo Werner over his missed chance during Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final first leg in Spain on Tuesday evening. Christian Pulisic put Chelsea ahead but Karim Benzema scored Madrid’s equaliser to make it 1-1. Before that, however, Werner had a clear chance to put the Blues ahead but missed the excellent opportunity from close range. And Isabelle da Silva, who was watching the game at home with her children, was less than impressed with the Germany international’s latest miss. In a video uploaded to her Instagram account during the first half, Isabelle da Silva said, “This is karma, guys. Every team I go to there is a striker who keeps missing goal...
Champions League: Eden Hazard reacts to Real Madrid’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea
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Champions League: Eden Hazard reacts to Real Madrid’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea

  Real Madrid midfielder, Eden Hazard, has said it is always a good thing to play against “friends”, after their 1-1 draw with Chelsea in the Champions League semi-final first leg on Tuesday night. His replacement at Stamford Bridge, Christian Pulisic gave the Blues the lead in Spain, before Karim Benzema levelled with a sublime effort. “It’s always good to play against friends. “I have a couple of friends over there. Now I’m a Real Madrid player. I just want to win. It doesn’t matter if it is against Chelsea or another team,” Hazard told BT Sport. Hazard came off the bench to play the last 25 minutes at the Alfredo di Stefano Stadium. But ahead of the second leg on May 5 in London, the Belgian feels he is “in better condition” and ready to make an impact. “In...
Thomas Tuchel Names Nigerian-born Midfielder in Chelsea Squad Against Real Madrid
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Thomas Tuchel Names Nigerian-born Midfielder in Chelsea Squad Against Real Madrid

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has included Nigerian-born youngster Tino Anjorin, in the Blues’ squad against Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final first leg tie in Spain on Tuesday. Anjorin, 19, has made just five appearances for Chelsea and only started a dead rubber against Krasnador in the Champions League group stages in December. Experienced midfielder and former Real Madrid star, Mateo Kovacic will not be part of the show in Spain, having failed to recover from a hamstring issue. Kovacic is, however, the only absentee in Thomas Tuchel’s squad for the trip to Madrid but the German tactician is clearly keen on having reinforcements in midfield, with the 19-year-old Anjorin selected to travel with the Chelsea squad for the first leg. It remains to be see...
Hakim Ziyech told to Leave Chelsea Ahead of Real Madrid Clash
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Hakim Ziyech told to Leave Chelsea Ahead of Real Madrid Clash

  Dutch legend Marco van Basten has told Hakim Ziyech to leave Chelsea, insisting that Thomas Tuchel is the ‘wrong’ manager for the Moroccan. Ziyech was brought to Stamford Bridge from Dutch giants, Ajax last summer and much was expected of him. But the Morocco international suffered injury and a lack of form which have seen him feature in just over half of Chelsea’s league matches. His goal against Manchester City last weekend put the Blues in the FA Cup final but the winger found himself back on the bench again on Saturday for the 1-0 win over West Ham. And Van Basten believes the 28-year-old should seek to leave Stamford Bridge this summer as he did not join the club to sit on the bench. “Ziyech again on the bench,” said Van Basten, according to Metro UK. “...
Atletico Madrid Linked With Summer Move For Chelsea Skipper Azpilicueta
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Atletico Madrid Linked With Summer Move For Chelsea Skipper Azpilicueta

Laliga giants Atletico Madrid are considering a surprise move for Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta this summer. Atletico are potentially in the market for defensive reinforcements ahead of the 2021/22 La Liga season with current right back options Kieran Trippier and Sime Vrsaljko out of contract in 2022 and Jose Gimenez linked with an exit.  According to reports from Gol Digital, Diego Simeone is monitoring Azpilicueta closely, with the Spanish international reduced to a squad role under German coach Thomas Tuchel, despite remaining as Blues club captain. Chelsea are also reportedly looking for defenders this summer, with German star Niklas Sule on Tuchel’s radar meaning Azpilicueta would likely be moved even further down the pecking order as a result. Azpilicueta has 12...
EPL: Tuchel makes Chelsea history after 1-0 win at West Ham
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EPL: Tuchel makes Chelsea history after 1-0 win at West Ham

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, made history on Saturday, as he extended his unbeaten run away from home to 10 matches, following a 1-0 win over West Ham. Tuchel only replaced Blues legend Frank Lampard in January. Since then, the 47-year-old has not lost a single game on the road. Chelsea took on the Hammers in a London Derby, looking to seal a spot in the top four. Timo Werner opened scoring just before half time, tucking away Ben Chilwell’s low cross. The Blues eased to victory in the dying stages of the game, as West Ham’s defender Fabian Balbuena was shown a straight red card for a tackle on Chilwell.
We Deeply Regret – Abramovich Sends Open Letter to Chelsea Supporters Over Failed ESL Plan
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We Deeply Regret – Abramovich Sends Open Letter to Chelsea Supporters Over Failed ESL Plan

  Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich, has sent an open letter to the club’s supporters over the failed European Super League, ESL, plan. Abramovich admitted that Chelsea’s hierarchy ‘deeply regrets’ agreeing to join the European Super League, adding that the Blues supporters should have been consulted over the plans to move away from the current UEFA competitions. Recall that Thomas Tuchel’s side was one of the top six Premier League clubs to pull away from the European Super League. Chelsea fans gathered outside Stamford Bridge to protest against the west London club participation in the European Super League. The letter read in part: “The Owner and Board of Chelsea FC would like to address Chelsea supporters about the events which have taken place over the past few d...
Chelsea Should Miss Out on Top Four for Joining Super League – Burley
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Chelsea Should Miss Out on Top Four for Joining Super League – Burley

  ESPN pundit, Craig Burley, has admitted he is hoping Chelsea fail to finish in the top four, after they were one of the six Premier League clubs to sign up for the European Super League. The Blues along with Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal all agreed to join the controversial Super League, along with six other European clubs. But all six English teams pulled out on Tuesday night following widespread backlash. Burnley says he “no sympathy” for Chelsea and “hopes” they now miss out on a top-four spot. Thomas Tuchel’s men played out a 0-0 draw with Brighton on Tuesday and climbed to fourth in the Premier League, but just six points separates them and eighth-placed Everton with six matches remaining. “[The Brighton draw]...
Chelsea vs Brighton: Tuchel Names Squad for Tuesday’s EPL clash
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Chelsea vs Brighton: Tuchel Names Squad for Tuesday’s EPL clash

  Chelsea will be seeking a second successive win when they welcome Brighton to Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Tuesday evening. Last weekend, the Blues qualified for the FA Cup final, beating Manchester City 1-0 at Wembley. Tuchel’s men could climb above Leicester City with a win tonight, as the race for Champions League places hots up. Midfielder Mateo Kovacic will again be missing for Chelsea. The Croatian missed the City game through injury and will not make a return against Brighton. Tuchel has confirmed that the Blues will have to manage Thiago Silva’s workload carefully after he went off at the weekend. Andreas Christensen is likely to return after playing no part in the last two fixtures. Full Chelsea squad available to face Brighton: Goalk...
Chelsea Closing the Gap on Man City – Tuchel
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Chelsea Closing the Gap on Man City – Tuchel

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has said his team is closing the gap on Manchester City and their “benchmark” coach Pep Guardiola. The Blues beat City 1-0 in the FA Cup semi-final on Saturday. The victory for the Blues, which is Tuchel’s first over Guardiola, contrasted with a 3-1 loss at home by City in early January, which eventually led to the departure of Frank Lampard. “If you play against Pep, you know that you play against the highest level in Europe. “Everywhere he was on the sidelines, with Barcelona, Bayern Munich and now Manchester City, he was the benchmark for years with his teams and he is again. “Our target is to close the gap for the 90 minutes, because it is possible in football and if you arrive in a good momentum, you can make this happen,” T...
Thomas Tuchel names three Chelsea players he’s very happy with after 1-0 win over City
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Thomas Tuchel names three Chelsea players he’s very happy with after 1-0 win over City

  Thomas Tuchel has named three Chelsea stars he is very happy with after their FA Cup semi-final win against Manchester City on Saturday. The German tactician said any player who he gives the opportunity to be on the pitch must show that he deserves to play. “When you’re on the pitch you need to show you play your part, you play your role for 100%, that you’re reliable,” the former PSG boss said at post-match press conference after Chelsea defeated Manchester City 1-0 to qualify for the FA Cup final. Tuchel said he was very happy with Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner and Kepa Arrizabalaga because they made good use of the opportunity given to them against Pep Guardiola’s side. The Blues scored through a rapid counter attack in the second half when Mason Mount’s through ba...
Chelsea End City’s Quadruple bid to Claim FA Cup Final Spot
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Chelsea End City’s Quadruple bid to Claim FA Cup Final Spot

Chelsea ended Manchester City's quadruple bid as Hakim Ziyech's goal secured a 1-0 win at Wembley to send Thomas Tuchel's side through to the FA Cup final. Ziyech converted Timo Werner's squared pass after Chelsea sprang the Manchester City offside trap 10 minutes into the second half and the goal proved decisive in a game of few chances. City could yet face Chelsea again in the Champions League final after both sides advanced in Europe earlier this week, but they were well below par at Wembley and their problems were compounded by an injury to Kevin De Bruyne. The Belgian was forced off early in the second half, making him a doubt for next weekend's Carabao Cup final against Tottenham, and Pep Guardiola's side were unable to muster a response after Ziyech's strike despite dom...
Chelsea vs Man City: Guardiola reportedly snubbed Abramovich’s offer six times
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Chelsea vs Man City: Guardiola reportedly snubbed Abramovich’s offer six times

  Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has snubbed Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich six times, with the Russian said to be “obsessed” about hiring him, The Athletic reports. Abramovich bought the Premier League club in 2003 and has invested millions into the Blues, to turn them into five-time Premier League champions, as well as Champions League winners. But in his pursuit for glory, the billionaire has sacked 14 managers including Jose Mourinho and Guus Hiddink twice. Thomas Tuchel is now in charge of Chelsea and has guided them to the semi-finals in the Champions League and the FA Cup. But Abramovich has always been obsessed with hiring Guardiola as manager. It has been claimed that he has followed Guardiola’s ever since he emerged at Barcelona, where he won 1...
Chris Sutton predicts winner of Real Madrid vs Chelsea semi-final tie
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Chris Sutton predicts winner of Real Madrid vs Chelsea semi-final tie

Former Chelsea star, Chris Sutton has tipped his old club to beat Real Madrid in the semi-finals of the Champions League. Both teams clashed in one of the semi-final ties of the League. Chelsea and Zinedine Zidane’s whites are due to clash in the competition’s semi-finals later this month. The West London Blues saw off FC Porto of Portugal to reach this stage whilst Real Madrid beat Liverpool to qualify for the last four. Manchester City also made it to the semi-finals and will face Paris Saint Germain. “It’s going to be a difficult team for Chelsea to beat, but you wouldn’t put it past them under Tuchel,” Sutton told BT Sport. “It’s an impossible one to call. If you are asking me, I think Chelsea may just edge it. One of my former clubs may just edge it.”...
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...

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