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Chelsea edge Villa on pens to reach round four
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Chelsea edge Villa on pens to reach round four

Chelsea are through to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup after a 4-3 penalty shootout victory over Aston Villa. The two sides could not be separated in normal time at Stamford Bridge, as second-half goals from Timo Werner and Cameron Archer led to a 1-1 draw on Wednesday night. But it was the Blues who eventually prevailed, as misses from Ashley Young and Marvelous Nakamba allowed Reece James the opportunity to score the decisive kick. They will host Southampton in round four of the competition, with the game taking place on October 26 or 27.
My career has been in shambles at Chelsea – Drinkwater cries out
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My career has been in shambles at Chelsea – Drinkwater cries out

England midfielder, Danny Drinkwater has admitted that his stay at Chelsea has been nothing but a ‘shambles.’ The former Leicester City man said he is now looking at reviving his career at Reading, where he is currently on a season long loan. Drinkwater, now 31, joined Chelsea from Leicester City in September 2017 for a huge £35m fee, but has failed to find his feet in west London, playing just 23 games for the Blues. The Englishman has spent time on loan at Burnley, Aston Villa, Turkish side Kasimpasa before joining Reading this summer. “Can I paint a picture? No. It’s been a shambles,” Drinkwater told talkSPORT of his Chelsea career. “It’s football, it’s never straight forward, it’s never simple. I’m just excited for the new challenges. “I need to [kick-...
EPL: Alan Shearer names club to win Premier League title this season
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EPL: Alan Shearer names club to win Premier League title this season

Newcastle United and Premier League legend, Alan Shearer has insisted that Chelsea are bound to win the English Premier League title this season. Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea side, who have won four and drew one of their five league games so far, will battle title holders, Manchester City on Sunday. The Blues are currently leading the way at the top of the table and Shearer, a former Newcastle striker, still has the London side as the team to win the league. “City have dropped the most points out of the main contenders so far,” he told the BBC “And Saturday’s home draw with Southampton was a poor result for them when you consider Liverpool’s performance against Crystal Palace, United’s win and particularly what Chelsea did at Spurs. “It will be between those four ...
Osimhen and Koulibaly lead Napoli past Udinese
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Osimhen and Koulibaly lead Napoli past Udinese

The in-form Nigeria striker scored his first league goal of the season as the Blues overpowered Luca Gotti's White and Blacks Victor Osimhen scored his first Serie A goal of the 2021-22 campaign as Napoli silenced Udinese 4-0 on Monday night. Still fresh from his splendid performance in Thursday’s Europa League performance against Leicester City – where he scored a brace at the King Power Stadium, the Nigeria international was named in the Parthenopeans’ starting XI. In a 4-3-3 formation adopted by manager Luciano Spalletti, Osimhen led the charge for goals alongside Lorenzo Insigne and Matteo Politano.  
Chelsea vs Man City: Alan Shearer picks favourites for EPL title
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Chelsea vs Man City: Alan Shearer picks favourites for EPL title

Newcastle United legend, Alan Shearer, has tipped Chelsea as favourites to win the Premier League title this season ahead of Manchester City. Shearer stated this ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Man City on September 25 at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea are currently on top of the Premier League table with 13 points from five games, while Man City are in the fifth position with 10 points. “The Premier League title race is only just getting started, but Chelsea already look like they’ll be very hard to stop,” Shearer told the BBC. “Thomas Tuchel’s side looks seriously impressive right now, but they have done so since he took charge in January. “Even when they are not playing well or things go wrong – like it did when Reece James was sent off at Anfield l...
Nuno: A lot of things went wrong for Tottenham against Chelsea
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Nuno: A lot of things went wrong for Tottenham against Chelsea

The Blues blitzed Spurs with three second-half goals on Sunday Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo said "a lot of things went wrong" in his side's second-half meltdown against Chelsea on Sunday. The Blues scored all of their goals in a 3-0 victory in the final 45 minutes as Spurs "went to their limits" trying to slow the reigning European champions. Thiago Silva, N'Golo Kante and Antonio Rudiger were responsible for the scoring in the derby romp. Nuno has now seen his team lose consecutive matches by the same scoreline after a three-game winning streak to begin the campaign.  
Pulisic return ‘doubtful’ for Chelsea’s Carabao Cup clash with Villa – Tuchel
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Pulisic return ‘doubtful’ for Chelsea’s Carabao Cup clash with Villa – Tuchel

The USMNT star tweaked his ankle on international duty and has yet to return to training Christian Pulisic is unlikely to feature for Chelsea in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday as he continues to rehab an ankle injury, says manager Thomas Tuchel. Tuchel was asked about the U.S. men's national team star, who sustained his injury in World Cup qualifying earlier this month, after the Blues defeated Tottenham 3-0 on Sunday. Because Pulisic has not participated in training yet, it's considered doubtful for him to be available before next weekend at the earliest.  
Thiago Silva joins Drogba in Chelsea’s history book after 3-0 win over Tottenham
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Thiago Silva joins Drogba in Chelsea’s history book after 3-0 win over Tottenham

Chelsea defender, Thiago Silva, on Sunday evening, joined the club’s legend Didier Drogba in the Blues’ history book after scoring a goal in his side’s Premier League 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur. Chelsea defeated Tottenham in an away Premier League tie, thanks to three goals from Silva, N’Golo Kante and Antonio Rudiger. Silva’s goal against Tottenham means the Brazilian has now become the second oldest Chelsea player to score in the Premier League behind only Drogba at aged 36 years and 362 days. Drogba had scored against Leicester City at age 37 years and 49 days in April 2015. Silva joined Chelsea from Paris Saint-Germain in 2020. The veteran centre-back will now hope to lead Chelsea to victory when they host Manchester City in their next Premier League tie on Septemb...
Tuchel ‘disappointed’ as Chelsea plan to sell key player
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Tuchel ‘disappointed’ as Chelsea plan to sell key player

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel is disappointed by the club’s decision to sell Antonio Rudiger, Daily Express reports. The Blues’ director Marina Granovskaia is ready to sell Rudiger, who has emerged as one of Tuchel’s most trusted stars in January The German centre-back – along with Cesar Azpilicueta and Andreas Christensen – have become the pillar of Chelsea’s defence. All three players are, however, out of contract next summer. But while Azpilicueta and Christensen will soon commit to new deals, there is less certainty over Rudiger. Rudiger is attracting interest from Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Juventus. If the 28-year-old does not sign a new deal by June 2022, he will leave the club as a free agent, a situation Chelsea do not want. There is also a feeling at Stam...
Champions League: Cech warns Tuchel about Chelsea’s title defence
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Champions League: Cech warns Tuchel about Chelsea’s title defence

Former Chelsea goalkeeper, Petr Cech has warned Thomas Tuchel that it will be “really difficult” to retain the Champions League trophy. The Blues won the competition for the second time ever in May. Tuchel’s men beat Manchester City 1-0 in the final. Chelsea also began their title defence with a narrow 1-0 win over Zenit on Tuesday night.
Champions League: Joe Cole names Chelsea player that is “a killer”
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Champions League: Joe Cole names Chelsea player that is “a killer”

Former England midfielder, Joe Cole, has said that in Romelu Lukaku, Chelsea now have a “killer” in their squad who will finish off chances. Lukaku netted the only goal as the Blues began their Champions League campaign with a narrow 1-0 victory over Zenit St Petersburg on Tuesday. It was his fourth goal in four matches since returning to Stamford Bridge in a £98million deal from Inter Milan. Cole admitted that Lukaku was not at his best against Zenit, but said his clinical nature makes him the perfect man to lead the line under Thomas Tuchel. “I’m going to throw this out there, I think he’ll be top scorer in the Champions League this season. “Lukaku didn’t even have one of his better games, he was a little bit scruffy but he’s a finisher now, a killer. Once ...
Chelsea vs Zenit: Tuchel Warns Players as Champions League Campaign begins
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Chelsea vs Zenit: Tuchel Warns Players as Champions League Campaign begins

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has warned his players to forget they are the trophy holders, as the new season of the Champions League begins. The Blues beat Premier League rivals Manchester City 1-0 in last season’s final. Tuchel’s men begin their defence on Tuesday night, at home to Zenit St Petersburg. Chelsea are strong favourites to cruise through Group H against Russian champions Zenit, Swedish title holders Malmo and a Juventus side struggling without Cristiano Ronaldo. However, Tuchel is not giving room for complacency. He said at his press conference: “It’s absolutely necessary to forget it and start from scratch, to show this mentality again. This is what I demand from myself and from everybody else around, that we don’t change in terms of hunger. ...
Gary Neville snubs Man Utd, Man City, names team that will be difficult to stop
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Gary Neville snubs Man Utd, Man City, names team that will be difficult to stop

Former Manchester United captain, Gary Neville, has named Chelsea as the team that will be difficult to stop in the Premier League this season. Neville was left very impressed following the Blues’ 3-0 win over Aston Villa on Saturday. Thomas Tuchel only made one permanent signing this summer, bringing in Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan. Saul Niguez also arrived on loan from Atletico Madrid. But, despite a slightly quieter summer than their rivals, Neville still feels Chelsea could be the team to beat this season. He said on his Gary Neville Podcast: “It was interesting because I’d expect Manchester United to beat Newcastle the way in which they did – with or without Ronaldo. “But then I went home from Salford to watch the Chelsea-Villa game and Villa played well, and Villa ...
Man Utd, Chelsea, Liverpool joint top after week 4 fixtures
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Man Utd, Chelsea, Liverpool joint top after week 4 fixtures

Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool are joint top of the Premier League table with 10 points each. However, United are placed in the first position, after scoring 11 goals so far and conceding only three. The Red Devils have been boosted by the return of Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored twice as they beat Newcastle 4-1 on Saturday. Romelu Lukaku also grabbed a brace, as Chelsea defeated Aston Villa 3-0 at Stamford Bridge yesterday. The Blues have scored nine times and conceded only one goal. On Sunday, Liverpool saw off 10-man Leeds United 3-0. Mohammed Salah, Fabinho and Sadio Mane scored for the Reds as they kept pace at the top of the table.
Blocking Hudson-Odoi’s deadline-day Dortmund transfer was ‘very easy decision’, says Chelsea boss Tuchel
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Blocking Hudson-Odoi’s deadline-day Dortmund transfer was ‘very easy decision’, says Chelsea boss Tuchel

  The German coach has challenged the 20-year-old to earn his place in the Blues' starting XI after being forced to remain at Stamford Bridge Thomas Tuchel says it was "simply impossible" for Chelsea to allow Callum Hudson-Odoi to leave in the final day of the transfer window. The Premier League side blocked the 20-year-old winger from making a move to Borussia Dortmund at the end of August. Hudson-Odoi was left on the bench for the Blues' first three matches of the season, but was called on to start in the 3-0 win against Aston Villa on Saturday.      
Lukaku Reveals Stamford Bridge ‘Dream’ after Scoring Twice in 3-0 win Over Villa
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Lukaku Reveals Stamford Bridge ‘Dream’ after Scoring Twice in 3-0 win Over Villa

Chelsea striker, Romelu Lukaku, has revealed he fulfilled a childhood dream, after he scored in front of the Stamford Bridge fans on Saturday. Lukaku has now netted three times for the Blues since arriving from Inter Milan this summer. The 28-year-old’s brace against Aston Villa saw Chelsea win 3-0 and go joint top of the table with Manchester United. But the goals also held special significance for Lukaku, as he was given a rousing ovation by the home crowd. He told Sky Sports: “It’s my dream since I was 11 [to score here]. “I’ve worked hard for this moment. I’m very happy for the win. It was an important game for us. We showed the will to win from the first minute and I’m very happy with the result.”
Lukaku and Kovacic take Chelsea to victory over Villa
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Lukaku and Kovacic take Chelsea to victory over Villa

Romelu Lukaku and Mateo Kovacic scored their first Stamford Bridge goals for Chelsea as the Blues beat Aston Villa 3-0 to move level on points with Manchester United at the top of the early Premier League table. On his second home debut for the club Lukaku was brilliantly clinical to finish after Kovacic's through ball on 15 minutes and, after the break, the Croatian pounced on a poor Tyrone Mings back pass (49) to net his own maiden home goal for the club. Villa had dominated in between those two goals, forcing Edouard Mendy into a string of fine first-half saves, while Ollie Watkins was denied by a crucial Thiago Silva block when he took it around the goalkeeper. However, after Mings' gift, the hosts - while still not at their best - found a measure of control and Lukaku stretche...
Tuchel confirms Chelsea tried to sign Kounde before transfer window closed
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Tuchel confirms Chelsea tried to sign Kounde before transfer window closed

The Blues ultimately fell short in their pursuit of Sevilla's France international, but did sign Saul Niguez from Atletico Madrid Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel has confirmed his side aimed to sign Sevilla defender Jules Kounde prior to the close of the summer transfer window. The Blues ultimately failed to prise the 22-year-old away from Sevilla, with the Liga side holding on to their highly-rated France international. Chelsea did manage one deadline-day addition from Spain, signing Saul Niguez from Atletico Madrid on loan.
John Terry names club best positioned to win title after signing one star
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John Terry names club best positioned to win title after signing one star

Former Chelsea captain, John Terry has said that his old side have put themselves in a position to clinch the Premier League title this season following the resigning of Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan. He pointed out that the Belgian was the ‘one big one missing’ from the Blues squad last season. According to the Blues legend, Thomas Tuchel’s side can now challenge champions, Manchester City for the title this season. Terry, who was part of the Chelsea squad during Lukaku’s first spell at Stamford Bridge, believes that the 28-year-old is the missing piece of the jigsaw for the Blues to clinch league title again. “I think they’re looking very good, he’s the one big one missing. I know they won the Champions League last season but probably just missed out [on the Premier League...
Chelsea fined £25,000 by FA for failing to control players in draw at Liverpool
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Chelsea fined £25,000 by FA for failing to control players in draw at Liverpool

Chelsea have been fined £25,000 by the FA for failing to control their players during their 1-1 Premier League draw at Liverpool. Referee Anthony Taylor sent off defender Reece James after a goal-line handball, with Mohamed Salah equalising from the penalty spot. The Chelsea players were incensed by Taylor's decision to dismiss James, with the Blues feeling the ball had deflected off the England star's thigh onto his arm. "Chelsea FC has been fined £25,000 for two breaches of FA Rule E20.1 which occurred during their Premier League fixture against Liverpool FC on Saturday 28 August 2021," read an FA statement   Chelsea fined ?25,000 by FA for failing to control players in draw at Liverpool "The club admitted failing to ensure that its players conducted themselv...
Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Lukaku, Kante emerge injury doubts
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Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Lukaku, Kante emerge injury doubts

Chelsea striker, Romelu Lukaku, has confirmed he will undergo a scan on a thigh injury this week. The 28-year-old has scored once in two appearances for the Blues, since returning to Stamford Bridge in a £97.5 million deal from Inter Milan last month. During the international break, Lukaku scored twice in Belgium’s 5-2 win over Estonia last Thursday and once in a 3-0 victory over Czech Republic on Sunday evening. He is suspended for their World Cup qualifier against Belarus on Wednesday and will now fly to London ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League fixture against Aston Villa on Saturday. “I’ll have a scan of my thigh first,” Lukaku told HLN after Belgium’s win against Czech Republic. “I have been struggling with a minor issue for a while. And then I will return to Chelsea.”...
Solskjaer names Man Utd’s biggest title rivals this season
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Solskjaer names Man Utd’s biggest title rivals this season

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has rated Chelsea as their biggest rivals for the title this season, ahead of Liverpool and Manchester City, according to the UK Sun. Solskjaer is desperate to lead the Red Devils to league success for the first time since 2011. In a bid to win the league, United have added Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane this summer. Solskjaer’s men finished second last campaign, 12 points behind champions, City. So far, in the 2021/2022 season, they have taken seven points from their first three games. Even at this early stage, it appears as though United, City, Chelsea and Liverpool, are a level above the rest. But Solskjaer privately fears Thomas Tuchel’s team more than City and Liverpool. Under Tuchel, the Blues ...
Glen Johnson predicts club to win Premier League title this season
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Glen Johnson predicts club to win Premier League title this season

Gabby Agbonlahor has named the club to win the Premier League title this season. According to the Nigerian born former England international, Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea will win the league title this season. According to him, Manchester United and Liverpool do not have enough strength in depth to challenge the Blues. The Blues have won two of the three league games played so far, drawing 1-1 with Liverpool in their last game before the International break despite being reduced to ten men. Chelsea won the Champions League and finished in fourth place in the league but have added prolific goalscorer Romelu Lukaku and Spanish international midfielder Saul Niguez to their squad. Despite United signing Cristiano Ronaldo and Man City adding England midfielder Jack Gre...
Man United Legend hails Chelsea for Signing Saul Niguez
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Man United Legend hails Chelsea for Signing Saul Niguez

Manchester United legend, Gary Neville has said Chelsea have made an ‘excellent’ signing in Saul Niguez. The midfielder joined the Blues from Atletico Madrid on transfer deadline day and Neville believes he will enable the club challenge on all fronts this season. The 26-year-old moved to Stamford Bridge on a season-long loan deal from Atletico Madrid with the option to buy on transfer deadline day. Thomas Tuchel now has a fantastic midfield options of N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Jorginho and Saul. Neville, a Manchester United legend, is also impressed with the Blues signing of Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan. “Saul is just another excellent player,” Neville told Sky Sports. “He’s got massive experience at the top of La Liga, massive experience in the Cham...
Chelsea’s new loan signing Saul Niguez Unveiled at Cobham
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Chelsea’s new loan signing Saul Niguez Unveiled at Cobham

Chelsea's deadline-day loan signing Saul Niguez has been unveiled after making the switch from Atletico Madrid. The midfielder completed a temporary move to the Blues on Tuesday August 31, just three minutes before the transfer window closed. After landing in England, he posed for some photos with the club's home shirt having arrived at the club's training ground in Cobham. The Spaniard scored 53 goals in 447 appearances for Atletico Madrid in almost a decade with the first team. Saul won the Europa League twice, the Copa del Rey, the Spanish and UEFA Super Cups, and last season the league title at the Wanda Metropolitano. He missed just five LaLiga matches in the 2020-21 title-winning campaign. Chelsea have the option to make Saul's move permanent next summer after ...
Chelsea charged over players’ conduct in reaction to James red card against Liverpool
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Chelsea charged over players’ conduct in reaction to James red card against Liverpool

The Blues players protested to the referee after Reece James was judged to have handled the ball on the line Chelsea have been charged by the Football Association (FA) for the conduct of their players during the 1-1 draw against Liverpool on Saturday. The charge relates to the way the Blues players reacted after Reece James was shown a red card late in the first half of the Premier League match at Anfield. James was sent off for a handball on Chelsea's goal line and Liverpool were awarded a penalty after a VAR check.
Transfer deadline day: Saul Niguez reveals who convinced him to join Chelsea
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Transfer deadline day: Saul Niguez reveals who convinced him to join Chelsea

Saul Niguez has admitted that Chelsea goalkeeper, Kepa Arrizabalaga, convinced him to join the club He also noted that the opportunity to play in midfield once again was key in his decision to join the Blues. Saul arrives at Stamford Bridge on a season-long loan with an option to buy. The deal was finalized in the final hours of the summer transfer window on Tuesday. Speaking on his Twitch channel following confirmation of the move, Saul said: “I don’t know if I would endure a season like last year or two years ago. I know I could have been happy for a few days or a few weeks at home. “But I needed to find myself again and the possibility of Chelsea arose, a true European champion. It is the most complicated thing, the decision to leave, because I am leaving alone without my w...
Drogba: Come back home Willian, honey – Chelsea legend teases after Arsenal exit
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Drogba: Come back home Willian, honey – Chelsea legend teases after Arsenal exit

The former Blues striker takes to his social media pages to openly ask the Brazilian forward to return to Stamford Bridge Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has written a funny post for London fans after Willian left Arsenal on Monday. The 33-year-old Brazilian winger agreed to terminate the remaining two years of his contract and instead, sealed a transfer to Corinthians. But despite, Willian leaving the Gunners, Drogba took to his Twitter handle to welcome the player back to Chelsea
Chelsea confirm Tuchel has sent two top midfielders from Stamford Bridge
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Chelsea confirm Tuchel has sent two top midfielders from Stamford Bridge

Two top midfielder, Danny Drinkwater and Tiemoue Bakayoko have left Chelsea. The Blues confirmed loan deals for both midfield stars ahead of the transfer deadline as they will play for different clubs next season. French man, Bakayoko joined the Blues from Monaco in the summer of 2017 for a fee of £40m after helping the French side win the Ligue 1 title. Chelsea said in a statement that, “Tiemoue Bakayoko will spend this season back in Serie A after joining AC Milan on a two-year loan. “The midfielder returns to the San Siro for a second spell with Milan until 2023, having previously represented the club during the 2018/19 campaign, and knows the league well after also spending last season at Napoli. “In Italy, Bakayoko will be a team-mate of former Blues Fik...
Chelsea’s move for Kounde collapses
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Chelsea’s move for Kounde collapses

Chelsea’s pursuit of Jules Kounde has fallen through, with the Premier League club unwilling to meet Sevilla’s new valuation. The Athletic reports that the LaLiga unexpectedly hiked Kounde’s price up. The 22-year-old appeared set to join the Blues this summer with Chelsea and Sevilla reaching an agreement over a £43million fee for the defender. However, the move is set to hit the rocks, with just hours before the summer window slams shut. Earlier reports had suggested that Sevilla’s new price for Kounde was £68.5m, which is much closer to his release clause. Others claim the price has increased by £12.8m. Chelsea have now decided not to increase their offer and will elect to stay with their current defensive options until the January transfer window. Despite selling Kur...
Chelsea defender, Zouma, seals move to London rivals after 1-1 draw with Liverpool
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Chelsea defender, Zouma, seals move to London rivals after 1-1 draw with Liverpool

Chelsea have sold Kurt Zouma to West Ham in a deal reported to be worth £25million. Zouma will sign a four-year deal with the Blues’ London rivals. The 26-year-old’s exit was confirmed after Thomas Tuchel’s men drew 1-1 with Liverpool in a Premier League game. Zouma made 36 appearances for Chelsea in all competitions last season, helping the team win the Champions League title and finished fourth in the Premier League. His departure will speed up Chelsea’s move for Sevilla’s Jules Kounde. Kounde, 22, is keen on a move to Stamford Bridge, but the Spanish club wants most of any transfer fee paid up front. The exact fee and the structure of payments are yet to be formally agreed, but the two clubs are nearing an agreement. “I just felt like he [Moyes] really wanted me t...
Joe Cole predicts club to reach final this season
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Joe Cole predicts club to reach final this season

Former Chelsea right-back, Joe Cole, is confident that his old club will be at the Champions League final this season. Cole said that Chelsea can already begin ‘scouting hotels and venues’ in St. Petersburg, Russia, where the final of this season’s Champions League will hold after discovering their group stage opponents. Chelsea won the Champions League last season beating Premier League rival, Manchester City in the final in Porto. The Blues are drawn in Group H by Juventus, Zenit Saint Petersburg and Malmo on Thursday. And while Tuchel will be especially wary of two-time European champions Juventus, Cole feels his former club will book their place in the knockout stage with ease. “Juventus, they’re not the threat that they would have been two or three years...
‘I never wanted to play right-back!’ – James reveals defensive distastes in Chelsea career
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‘I never wanted to play right-back!’ – James reveals defensive distastes in Chelsea career

The Blues star has made his name over the past few seasons as a defensive dynamo but originally didn't want anything to do with the position Reece James has revealed that he did not want to play at right-back during his Chelsea academy days, but admitted that it helped him realise his dreams of turning professional as a teenager. The Blues star has made his name over the past few seasons as one of the most promising defensive talents in the British game, with Champions League glory and Euro 2020 silver-medal honours to match. But now, the England international has acknowledged that he bristled for several years at the decision to move him from his original midfield position during his youth at the club's Cobham base.  
3 midfielders to leave Stamford Bridge as Chelsea lead in race to sign £128m midfielder
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3 midfielders to leave Stamford Bridge as Chelsea lead in race to sign £128m midfielder

Chelsea have taken the lead in the race to sign Atletico Madrid’s £128 million rated midfielder, Saul Niguez, according to Telegraph. Atlectico had opened the door to Niguez to leave the club with Chelsea and Manchester United jostling for the midfielder’s signature. Diego Simeone’s side are open to letting Saul leave on loan for the season and include an option to buy as part of the deal. Reports in Spain claimed earlier this week that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were ahead of the Blues in their efforts to sign the midfielder. But The Telegraph reports on Wednesday night that Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea have entered negotiations with Atletico and are exploring a similar deal to the one they agreed for Mateo Kovacic from Real Madrid. Kovacic had initi...
Ugbo completes £6m transfer from Chelsea to Genk as Lokomotiv Moscow make move for wonderkid Anjorin
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Ugbo completes £6m transfer from Chelsea to Genk as Lokomotiv Moscow make move for wonderkid Anjorin

The Blues are selling more homegrown talent to possibly fund a big money signing in the last week of the transfer window Chelsea are raising more funds through player sales with Genk having signed Ike Ugbo for £6 million ($9m) as Lokomotiv Moscow make an approach for Tino Anjorin. Ugbo saw his transfer to Belgium delayed after an approach from Marseille, but they couldn't come to an agreement with the Blues. Genk will pay an initial £3m ($4m) but Chelsea can earn up to £6m should all the add-ons be met, and they will earn 20 percent of any future sale.
Saul Niguez in Shock move to Chelsea
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Saul Niguez in Shock move to Chelsea

Atletico Madrid midfielder, Saul Niguez is set for a shock move to Premier League giants, Chelsea. The Telegraph reports that Chelsea are planning a last-ditch loan move for Niguez this summer. The report added that Chelsea’s bid to sign the Spain international hinges on whether the Blues can trim manager Thomas Tuchel’s other midfield options who are not part of the first-team plans for this season. Chelsea will have to battle Manchester United, who are also interested in signing Niguez. Atletico Madrid valued Niguez for €45million (£38million). Niguez has played in both of Atletico Madrid’s two games in the new LaLiga season so far and the Spanish champions have registered wins against Celta Vigo and Elche. Meanwhile, Chelsea have already completed their...
Chelsea maintain contact with Kounde as West Ham make £26m Zouma move
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Chelsea maintain contact with Kounde as West Ham make £26m Zouma move

The Blues could make one final transfer this summer - but could do with clearing some space in their squad before doing so Chelsea have kept in touch with Sevilla's Jules Kounde as they continue to weigh up a move amid a possible Kurt Zouma sale. West Ham have a verbal agreement in place with Chelsea over a £26 million ($35m) move but have struggled to convince Zouma to move to London Stadium. Even though Chelsea haven't recently contacted Sevilla directly about Kounde, they have remained in contact with his agents over a possible summer move.
Guardiola makes Man City spending admission as Kane transfer talk rages on
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Guardiola makes Man City spending admission as Kane transfer talk rages on

The Blues boss is refusing to be drawn on whether a move will be made for a prolific Tottenham striker, but he is always looking for more talent Pep Guardiola admits that Manchester City have an "obligation" to spend on top talent, but the Blues boss is still refusing to be drawn on whether or not he will move for Tottenham striker Harry Kane before the summer transfer window closes. The reigning Premier League champions find themselves short of a prolific No.9 following the summer departure of the club's all-time leading goalscorer, Sergio Aguero. An approach for Kane is said to have been in the pipeline for a while, amid rumours of City breaking the British transfer record again with another £100 million-plus ($136m) deal, but Guardiola continues to talk around the subject ahead o...
Ian Wright names Arsenal’s best player in 2-0 defeat to Chelsea
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Ian Wright names Arsenal’s best player in 2-0 defeat to Chelsea

Arsenal legend, Ian Wright has singled out the club’s new signing, Albert Sambi Lokonga for praise over his performance in Arsenal’s 2-0 defeat to Chelsea. First-half goals from Romelu Lukaku and Reece James secured a maximum three points for Thomas Tuchel’s side at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. Arsenal’s defenders struggled to get to grips with Chelsea’s new boy Lukaku throughout the game, while the Gunners rarely troubled Blues defence in attack. Mike Arteta’s Gunners have lost both of their league games having fallen to a 2-0 defeat to Brentford last week. “What I saw today, apart from Lokonga, I thought he was very good today, [Nicolas] Pepe did a bit in places, I thought we looked really bereft of anything that we were doing,” he said. Brentford’s win over Arsenal...
Lukaku names his best goal after scoring against Arsenal
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Lukaku names his best goal after scoring against Arsenal

Chelsea striker, Romelu Lukaku has said his first goal for the club is the most special Premier League goal he has ever scored. Lukaku tapped in from Reece James’s cross to give the Blues the lead against Arsenal on Sunday. While the finish was straightforward, the 28-year-old did well to hold up the ball in the build-up, before running onto the pass from James. Before the game, Lukaku already had 113 career Premier League goals to his name, Although he never scored in the 10 domestic appearances he made during his first stint with Chelsea. Lukaku said on beIN SPORTS: “Yes, that one was the best [Premier League goal] for me. “You guys know how emotional it was today. This one is the best of the lot. Obviously, it was only a tap-in but the build up was nice so for me this o...
Tuchel calls Lukaku ‘democratic leader’ after Chelsea defeated Arsenal
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Tuchel calls Lukaku ‘democratic leader’ after Chelsea defeated Arsenal

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has branded striker, Romelu Lukaku, as a ‘democratic leader’, following his impressive display in the Blues’ Premier League 2-0 win against Arsenal on Sunday evening. Tuchel said the Belgium international likes to talk to everybody. Lukaku scored on his second Chelsea debut as Tuchel’s side defeated Arsenal at Emirates Stadium. Reece James also scored for the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Super Cup winners. I’m very happy with the way he [Romelu Lukaku] has integrated already,” Tuchel was quoted by Chelsea’s website as saying after the game. “He’s a very smart guy, he likes to be in the group and he’s a very democratic leader, so he talks to everybody. He is very friendly, humble and competitive, so he gives something to our game that we ...
Arsenal vs Chelsea: I Questioned board’s decision to sack Lampard – Tuchel
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Arsenal vs Chelsea: I Questioned board’s decision to sack Lampard – Tuchel

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has revealed that he asked the board if they were sure about sacking Frank Lampard, before he replaced the former England midfielder. Lampard, who won 11 major trophies as a player at Stamford Bridge, was sacked in January after 18 months in charge. During his time as manager, he led the Blues to the Champions League knockout stages twice, as well as a top-four Premier League finish and an FA Cup final. In an interview with Sky Sports ahead of Chelsea’s trip to Arsenal on Sunday, Tuchel said: “I actually said to the board, ‘are you sure of doing this? Because they will not like you. Maybe he deserves more time.’ Because when I think of Chelsea I think about Frank Lampard, John Terry, Petr Cech, Didier Drogba. “I think about him in...
Chelsea’s Havertz keen on central striker role in Flick’s Germany
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Chelsea’s Havertz keen on central striker role in Flick’s Germany

With a new era set to dawn after Joachim Low's tenure, the attacker is ready to stake a claim for a particular spot with his successor Kai Havertz says that he would be keen to fulfil the central striker role within the Germany national team that new boss Hansi Flick is reportedly eyeing him up for. The Chelsea forward has primarily played behind the lead attacker during his club career to date, though he has occupied the role for both the Blues and old club Bayer Leverkusen at points. Now, speaking ahead of Germany's first clutch of games under Flick following Joachim Low's exit, the 22-year-old has reaffirmed his affection for the position and believes that he can thrive in the spot if placed there. \
Arsenal vs Chelsea: Another Chelsea player leaves club after Batshuayi
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Arsenal vs Chelsea: Another Chelsea player leaves club after Batshuayi

Another Chelsea player, Robert Kenedy has left Stamford Bridge after the departure of Michy Batshuayi on Wednesday. Chelsea confirmed this in a statement via their website ahead of their Premier League clash with Arsenal on Sunday. Kenedy left Chelsea to join Flamengo on a season-long loan after extending his contract with the Blues. The statement read, “Kenedy has extended his contract with Chelsea and returned to Brazil on loan with Flamengo for the 2021/22 season. “The winger will spend the coming campaign back in his homeland after completing his switch to Flamengo, who share the same Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro as his first professional club Fluminense. Flamengo are the current reigning league champions in both the national Brazilian Serie A and the regional Rio d...
Another Chelsea player leaves Stamford Bridge after Tammy Abraham
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Another Chelsea player leaves Stamford Bridge after Tammy Abraham

Another Chelsea player, Michy Batshuayi, has left Stamford Bridge after the departure of Tammy Abraham on Tuesday. Chelsea confirmed this in a statement via their website on Wednesday that Batshuayi left the club to join Besiktas on a season-long loan. Batshuayi extended his contract with Thomas Tuchel’s side until 2023 before leaving the Blues for the Turkish club. “Michy Batshuayi has today extended his contract at Chelsea until 2023 and joined Besiktas on loan for the season. “The Belgian forward heads to Vodafone Park – the venue of our 2019 Super Cup clash with Liverpool – for the remainder of this season, after passing a medical in Istanbul and signing the relevant paperwork. “He could make his debut for Besiktas on Saturday,” Chelsea’s statement read. ...
Sean Lock is dead, Chelsea react
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Sean Lock is dead, Chelsea react

English comedian and actor, Sean Lock, is dead. Lock, who died at the age of 58, had been suffering from cancer. The former 8 Out of 10 Cats star was a regular panelist on TV shows including Have I Got News For You, Would I Lie To You? and QI. Reacting, Chelsea, in a tweet via their Twitter handle on Wednesday, described Lock as a ‘much-loved comedian’. The UEFA Champions League winners also sent their condolences to Lock’s family and friends. “Everyone at Chelsea FC is saddened to learn of the passing of Sean Lock,” Chelsea’s tweet read. “Sean was a much-loved comedian, fan of the Blues and a regular at Stamford Bridge. We send our deepest condolences to his family and friends.” One of Lock’s first professional TV appearances was in 1993, starring alon...
Romelu Lukaku gets new Jersey number at Chelsea
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Romelu Lukaku gets new Jersey number at Chelsea

Newly signed Chelsea striker, Romelu Lukaku will now wear the jersey number 9 following Tammy Abraham’s departure from Stamford Bridge. The Belgian was officially listed as Chelsea’s No. 18 on the Premier League website but the Blues have released a plethora of images featuring Lukaku with no number on the back. According to talkSPORT, this was because the number the Belgian striker probably wanted was worn by Abraham. Abraham, who was the club’s No. 9, has completed a move to AS Roma in a £34million deal, freeing up Lukaku’s preferred number throughout his career. Out of respect, the Blues did not give away the England international’s number while he was still technically at the club.
Tuchel asks three Chelsea players to leave, strips them of squad numbers
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Tuchel asks three Chelsea players to leave, strips them of squad numbers

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has told three midfielders they can leave the club after they were stripped of their squad numbers. The Athletic reports that Tiemoue Bakayoko, Danny Drinkwater and Ross Barkley have been told in plain terms that they are surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge. Tuchel has told the trio to “organise moves elsewhere” this summer, as they won’t feature in his plans. To show how eager he wants them to leave, none of the three players have even been given a squad number. Chelsea have recorded a net spend of £1.5million so far this summer. Tammy Abraham is on the verge of joining Inter Milan, while Fikayo Tomori had earlier joined AC Milan. The Blues then splashed £98m to bring back Romelu Lukaku to the club.  
Lukaku speaks on facing Arsenal in Debut Game for Chelsea
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Lukaku speaks on facing Arsenal in Debut Game for Chelsea

Chelsea record signing, Romelu Lukaku, has spoken on the prospect of facing Arsenal in his debut game for The Blues. The Belgian said he is ‘happy’ at the prospect of facing Mikel Arteta side in his second Chelsea debut. The former Inter Milan striker missed the Blues’ victory over Crystal Palace at the weekend as he was still quarantining following his £97.5m transfer move from Inter Milan. The Belgium striker scored 30 goals for Inter Milan last season to help the Italian side clinch the Serie A title. He will now begin training with his new teammates on Tuesday and will be available in Sunday’s clash against Arsenal. Arsenal were defeated 2-0 by newly promoted Brentford while Chelsea began their 2021-22 campaign with an impressive 3-0 win over Palace. “...
Kante & Lukaku fit for Chelsea’s game at Arsenal but Loftus-Cheek tests positive for Covid-19
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Kante & Lukaku fit for Chelsea’s game at Arsenal but Loftus-Cheek tests positive for Covid-19

Blues boss Thomas Tuchel has confirmed mixed news ahead of his side's trip to face the Gunners next weekend Thomas Tuchel is ready to throw Romelu Lukaku in for his Chelsea debut against Arsenal and expects N'Golo Kante to return from a minor injury. However, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who has been part of Tuchel's squad in pre-season, is out of the game on Sunday, August 22 after testing positive for coronavirus on Thursday. After his side's 3-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday, Tuchel offered an update on the health and fitness of several of his players.  

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