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Tuchel names three strongest teams aside Chelsea
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Tuchel names three strongest teams aside Chelsea

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has named the teams he feels are the strongest in the Premier League. The German tactician listed them as Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool. Tuchel revealed this while speaking about Harry Kane’s failed move to City this summer. “We are not afraid of nobody. We accept any team — Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool. They are the teams strong like no others in this league. “They have strong, strong squads. These other guys with whom you want to compete, it is normal they fight for the best players,” Tuchel said. Chelsea travels to Tottenham Hotspur in the league this Sunday, aiming to keep their top spot on the table.
Rudiger does not have many reasons to leave Chelsea – Tuchel
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Rudiger does not have many reasons to leave Chelsea – Tuchel

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has said Antonio Rudiger “not many reasons” to leave the club. Rudiger has entered the final months of his current contract and will be able to sign a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs from January. Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are believed to be monitoring the situation of the German defender. It is understood that talks between Rudiger and Chelsea have stalled. But Tuchel insists he is relaxed about the player’s future. “I hope that they find a solution but it’s not only between coaches and players. “It’s between the club and the player’s agent. “He plays excellently for a long time – very consistent [and] at a very high level. I feel him very calm, very focused and it’s obviously not a distraction for him. “So give...
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...
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. ...
Decision to block Hudson-Odoi’s Chelsea exit easy – Tuchel
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Decision to block Hudson-Odoi’s Chelsea exit easy – Tuchel

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has said the decision to block Calum Hudson-Odoi from leaving the club this summer was “easy”. Tuchel insists there was “no chance” of the England forward joining Borussia Dortmund on loan. The 20-year-old has struggled to nail down a regular role in the Chelsea team for some time now. Dortmund, who had sold Jadon Sancho to Manchester United this summer, had made contact in the final moments of the transfer window for Hudson-Odoi. But Tuchel says he was adamant about keeping Hudson-Odoi at Stamford Bridge and has urged the player to “overcome the gap between training and games”. When asked about blocking Hudson-Odoi’s departure to Dortmund, Tuchel said: “We have spoken. It was a very easy decision for me to make on the last day...
Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Saul Niguez made big mistakes – Tuchel
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Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Saul Niguez made big mistakes – Tuchel

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has admitted that Saul Niguez made “big mistakes” during his debut against Aston Villa on Saturday. Tuchel included the on-loan Atletico Madrid midfielder from the start of the game. However, Saul was taken off during the break with the Blues leading 1-0. “I had the feeling that he struggled. There were some big mistakes, passing mistakes, and he struggled with the intensity. You could see he isn’t fully adapted. “It’s completely my responsibility. I had the feeling he could jump in for us and play at that level. I [then] thought it was maybe better to change him, but it doesn’t change anything [about how I see him],” Tuchel told Sky Sports. The head coach later added: “It’s very hard. You can either do it or not do it. I told him before it ...
Tuchel speaks on who will score more goals between Lukaku, Ronaldo
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Tuchel speaks on who will score more goals between Lukaku, Ronaldo

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has said he does not care if Cristiano Ronaldo wins the Golden Boot this season, as long as Romelu Lukaku keeps scoring for his team. Ronaldo’s second debut at Old Trafford ended in scintillating fashion, as he netted a brace in their 4-1 win over Newcastle United. The two goals are his first in the Premier League after 12 years away. Lukaku grabbed his own brace later on Saturday, as Chelsea hammered Aston Villa 3-0 at Stamford Bridge. The Belgian now has three goals this season for the Blues. When asked after the game who will score more between both forwards, Tuchel simply replied: “I couldn’t care less as long as Romelu scores for us”.
Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Pulisic Returns to UK on Crutches
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Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Pulisic Returns to UK on Crutches

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has revealed Christian Pulisic returned this week on crutches. However, Tuchel expects the American winger to be sidelined for only around 10 days. Pulisic limped out of his country’s 4-1 win over Honduras in a World Cup qualifier on Wednesday after 62 minutes. The 22-year-old arrived back in London on Thursday and will miss Saturday’s Premier League home game against Aston Villa. He is also likely to sit out Chelsea’s Champions League group fixture against Zenit St Petersburg on Tuesday. “For Christian, unfortunately, he came yesterday on crutches and he has an ankle injury with about 10 days [out],” Tuchel confirmed. Chelsea is also without N’Golo Kante this weekend because of an ankle problem that ruled him out of France’...
Saul Niguez reveals Promise Tuchel made to him before Chelsea Move
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Saul Niguez reveals Promise Tuchel made to him before Chelsea Move

Saul Niguez has revealed that Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, promised he will play in his preferred midfield role if he joins the club. The 26-year-old arrived on a one-year loan deal from Atletico Madrid on transfer deadline day. During his time under Diego Simeone, Saul was deployed in various positions across the pitch. The Spaniard has been used as a No.10, wing-back and almost everywhere in between. Speaking on Twitch, Saul said: Chelsea has promised me to train in my position [midfield], but to play we will see. To return to certain roles that I do not play in now – that is the most important reason for my decision. “This transfer is a step out of my comfort zone for me. I believe that you will see a new Saul in a new [better] place.” ...
Tuchel offered Chelsea player to London rivals on transfer deadline day
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Tuchel offered Chelsea player to London rivals on transfer deadline day

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, offered Ruben Loftus-Cheek to Premier League rivals West Ham on transfer deadline day, talkSPORT reports. Loftus-Cheek has made 82 appearances for the Blues’ first team since he stepped up from the academy in 2015. The midfielder has scored 12 goals and won a Premier League and Europa League winners’ medal. Loftus-Cheek has however only reached double figures of appearances in two seasons at Stamford Bridge. He has also spent two of the last four campaigns out on loan. The 25-year-old impressed at Crystal Palace during the 2017-18 season, before spending the 2020-21 campaign on loan at relegated Fulham. Chelsea were willing to offload Loftus-Cheek for this season as well and offered him to London rivals West Ham on deadline day. West Ham,...
Thomas Tuchel blames referee for Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea
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Thomas Tuchel blames referee for Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel has blamed referee Anthony Taylor and VAR for their 1-1 draw with Liverpool on Saturday. He believes that Chelsea were in a good position to win the match but for the decision to send off Reece James in the final minutes of the first half. Tuchel’s side took an early lead through Kai Havertz and looked very dangerous going forward. But just before the break, the game flipped on its head when the young England international was adjudged to have handled the ball on the line. The referee initially missed the incident but came over to the VAR screen and immediately decided to award a penalty and a red card. Tuchel was unhappy with how quickly the referee made the decision. “I don’t know anymore what happens and what does not happen. We were ju...
Tuchel singles out one player, explains Kante’s removal in Chelsea draw with Liverpool
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Tuchel singles out one player, explains Kante’s removal in Chelsea draw with Liverpool

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel has singled out ‘super talented’ defender Andreas Christensen for praise after the Den put up an extraordinary performance against Liverpool on Saturday. The German also provided an injury update on N’Golo Kante. Chelsea took an early lead through Kai Havertz’s header at Anfield and looked very dangerous in the attack but the game flipped on its head after Reece James was sent off by referee Anthony Taylor. Liverpool was also awarded a penalty, which Mohamed Salah scored, with Chelsea forced to play the rest of the game with 10 men. Tuchel’s men showed character and fought hard to earn themselves a point from the game. “Andreas has been very strong for us from day one. He started in the central position and finished the game in the right posi...
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...
Arsenal vs Chelsea: Tuchel gives Jorginho ‘new name’
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Arsenal vs Chelsea: Tuchel gives Jorginho ‘new name’

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has given Jorginho a new name ahead of his side’s Premier League clash with Arsenal on Sunday evening. Tuchel branded Jorginho as a ‘very strategic player’, adding that the Italian international has a good sense of rhythm. The German said the 29-year-old midfielder is relentless on defence, very well organised in his game and wants to be everywhere on the pitch. Jorginho won the Euro 2020 with Italy and the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Super Cup with Chelsea. He has been named as one of three nominees for the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award alongside teammates N’Golo Kante and Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne. “I think Jorgi [Jorginho] is a very strategic player,” Tuchel said in his pre-match press conference ahead of Ch...
Tuchel names Chelsea squad to face Arsenal at Emirates
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Tuchel names Chelsea squad to face Arsenal at Emirates

Chelsea’s squad to face Arsenal in today’s English Premier League, EPL, tie has been revealed According to Football London, Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has named a 23-man squad to tackle Arsenal at Emirates Stadium. Chelsea head to the game following a 3-0 win against Crystal Palace in their previous Premier League fixture last weekend. Arsenal, meanwhile, lost 2-0 against Premier League newcomers, Brentford. Below is Chelsea’s squad against Arsenal: Goalkeepers: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Marcus Bettinelli, Edouard Mendy. Defenders: Antonio Rudiger, Marcos Alonso, Andreas Christensen, Thiago Silva, Trevoh Chalobah, Kurt Zouma, Ben Chilwell, Reece James, Cesar Azpilicueta, Ethan Ampadu. Midfielders: Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Mason Mount, Tino Anjorin. Att...
Arsenal vs Chelsea: Tuchel singles out one player in his Squad ahead of EPL clash
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Arsenal vs Chelsea: Tuchel singles out one player in his Squad ahead of EPL clash

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has hailed “very strategic” and “relentless” Jorginho ahead of their trip to Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday. Jorginho, 29, won the Champions League under Tuchel, before going on to lift Euro 2020 with Italy. The midfielder has been named as one of three nominees for UEFA Men’s Player of the Year. He is up against Chelsea team-mate N’Golo Kante and Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne for that award. Tuchel said during his press conference: “I think Jorgi is a very strategic player. “He can play in advance, knows what to do in ball possession, can imagine what is going to happen in one or two passes ahead. “He knows where to help out in short distances and long distances, when to switch the play, when not to switch the ...
Tuchel reveals Trevoh Chalobah’s best Position in Chelsea squad
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Tuchel reveals Trevoh Chalobah’s best Position in Chelsea squad

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has revealed Trevoh Chalobah’s best position in his squad currently. Chalobah can play in the midfield and also in the defensive positions. But Tuchel believes the 22-year-old’s best position presently is the ‘back three,’ adding that he has settled in it. Chalobah was expected to be loaned out for the fourth consecutive season but impressed Tuchel enormously in pre-season, earning a start against Villarreal in the UEFA Super Cup before netting on his Premier League debut against Crystal Palace last weekend. On the prospect of Chalobah being used in midfield, Tuchel told reporters at his pre-match press conference on Friday ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League derby with Arsenal on Sunday: “We know this. For us so far he’...
Arsenal vs Chelsea: Tuchel names player to miss EPL derby, gives update on Kante, Ziyech
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Arsenal vs Chelsea: Tuchel names player to miss EPL derby, gives update on Kante, Ziyech

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has confirmed that winger, Christian Pulisic, will miss the Blues’ Premier League derby against Arsenal on Sunday evening. Tuchel said the US international would miss Chelsea’s clash against Arsenal after he contracted COVID-19 ahead of the tie at Emirates Stadium. The German also provided the latest update on Hakim Ziyech and N’Golo Kante. The former PSG manager stated this on Friday during his pre-match press conference. Chelsea head to the game following a 3-0 win against Crystal Palace in their last fixture, while Arsenal lost 2-0 against Brentford. Recall that both Ziyech and Kante missed Chelsea’s clash against Crystal Palace due to injury. “With Christian, it’s unfortunately very easy to explain,” Tuchel said. “He had a positive...
Declan Rice tells Tuchel his best position amid Chelsea link
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Declan Rice tells Tuchel his best position amid Chelsea link

West Ham United star, Declan Rice has told Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel his best position amid transfer interest linking him with a move to the Blues. The 22-year-old has continuously been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge, with former Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard, in particular a huge admirer of the midfielder. Tuchel had reignited the club’s interest in the England international a few months ago. However, Rice is now saying that he suits a box-to-box role ahead of any other amid links of a move to Tuchel’s side Speaking to SoccerAM, Rice said: “You know what, I have had this conversation with the manager [David Moyes] here and a few of his coaches. “I don’t think I can play really high up, I don’t think that would suit me, but I feel as though I could play as more o...
EPL: Two key players absent from Chelsea training ahead of Arsenal clash
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EPL: Two key players absent from Chelsea training ahead of Arsenal clash

Reigning UEFA Champions League winners, Chelsea could be without two key players when they face Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday after both N’Golo Kante and Christian Pulisic missed Wednesday’s open training session at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea opened their 2021/22 Premier League campaign with a convincing 3-0 win against Crystal Palace last weekend in the absence of Kante, who has been nursing an ankle injury for the past couple of days. Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, had hoped that Kante would be fit enough to feature against Arsenal, who endured a shock 2-0 defeat against newly-promoted Premier League side Brentford. Pulisic, meanwhile, played against Palace and scored against the visitors. But the USA international, whose progress at Chelsea has been stunted by a n...
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.  
Chelsea gets major boost ahead of Arsenal clash
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Chelsea gets major boost ahead of Arsenal clash

Chelsea have been handed a significant injury boost ahead of their Premier League clash with Arsenal at Emirates Stadium on August 22. Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, confirmed that midfielder, N’Golo Kante, would return to the Blues training this week and should be available for selection for the Arsenal clash after injury ruled him out for Chelsea’s Premier League opener against Crystal Palace at the weekend. The France international was absent as Chelsea defeated Crystal Palace 3-0 at Stamford Bridge, thanks to goals from Marcos Alonso, Christian Pulisic and Trevoh Chalobah. DAILY POST reports that Kante was taken off midway through the second half of Chelsea’s Super Cup victory over Villarreal last week. “He [N’Golo Kante] felt it in the warm-up to the Super Cup match aga...
Tuchel names three teams likely to win title ahead of Chelsea
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Tuchel names three teams likely to win title ahead of Chelsea

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has claimed his team are “fourth favourites” to win the 2021/2022 Premier League season. Tuchel has named Manchester City, Liverpool and Manchester United as those ahead of the Blues. Chelsea began the new campaign with a 3-0 win over Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge. Tuchel has won 20 of his 32 matches since he took over from Frank Lampard in January, leading the team to Champions League triumph in May and to fourth place in last season’s Premier League. But even with the arrival of Romelu Lukaku, the German insists they are not favourites to win the title. “To be totally honest, I see us as the number four, that cannot be the favourite in the next year. “They have to close the gap to three, two and one. “This is the Premier League, a ...
EPL: Tuchel names three teams likely to win title ahead of Chelsea
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EPL: Tuchel names three teams likely to win title ahead of Chelsea

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has claimed his team are “fourth favourites” to win the 2021/2022 Premier League season. Tuchel has named Manchester City, Liverpool and Manchester United as those ahead of the Blues. Chelsea began the new campaign with a 3-0 win over Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge. Tuchel has won 20 of his 32 matches since he took over from Frank Lampard in January, leading the team to Champions League triumph in May and to fourth place in last season’s Premier League. But even with the arrival of Romelu Lukaku, the German insists they are not favourites to win the title. “To be totally honest, I see us as the number four, that cannot be the favourite in the next year. “They have to close the gap to three, two and one. “This is the Pr...
Chelsea vs Crystal Palace: Tuchel gives injury update on Kante, Ziyech
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Chelsea vs Crystal Palace: Tuchel gives injury update on Kante, Ziyech

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has admitted N’Golo Kante is an injury doubt for their Premier League opener against Crystal Palace on Saturday. Kante was taken off midway through the second half of the Super Cup victory over Villarreal on Wednesday. The France midfielder is now unlikely to feature at Stamford Bridge. “There is an issue with N’Golo Kante from the [Super Cup] final we need to sort. “The decisions are not made yet, who starts and who we push over the line,” Tuchel told the media on Friday. Tuchel also said Hakim Ziyech, who scored Chelsea’s only goal on Wednesday, had suffered a serious shoulder injury. But the Moroccan could return to training within a fortnight. “Hakim is out for sure. It will be treated conservatively, we don’t need su...
Tuchel confirms serious Chelsea injury ahead of Crystal Palace clash
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Tuchel confirms serious Chelsea injury ahead of Crystal Palace clash

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel has confirmed that Hakim Ziyech has suffered a “serious” injury. Ziyech opened the scoring for the Blues, as they went on to defeat Villarreal on penalties in the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday night. Shortly after his goal, the Moroccan playmaker was taken off after falling on his shoulder. When asked about Ziyech’s injury, Tuchel said: “If you take a player out during the first half, it’s serious and unfortunately he was a very decisive player.” The former Ajax star will definitely miss Chelsea’s opening Premier League fixture on Saturday. Tuchel’s men welcome Crystal Palace to Stamford Bridge, as the German begins his first full season in charge.
Chelsea vs Villarreal: Tuchel explains why he brought on Kepa for penalties
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Chelsea vs Villarreal: Tuchel explains why he brought on Kepa for penalties

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has opened up on his decision to bring on Kepa Arrizabalaga for their penalty shootout against Villarreal in the UEFA Super Cup. The Spanish goalkeeper saved two kicks as the Blues won at Windsor Park. Tuchel brought Kepa on for the closing moments of extra time to replace number one choice, Eduoard Mendy. “It was certainly not spontaneous. We had some statistics, we were well prepared. Kepa has the best percentage in saving penalties. “The analysing guys, the goalkeeper coaches showed me the data and then we spoke with the players that this can happen,” Tuchel said. On Mendy’s reaction to his decision, he added: “It’s fantastic how Eddy accepts it. It’s fantastic how this talk went before the cup game in Barnsley. Since then, they know. ...
Chelsea coach, Tuchel gives Romelu Lukaku ‘new name’
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Chelsea coach, Tuchel gives Romelu Lukaku ‘new name’

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has given Romelu Lukaku a new name ahead of his side’s UEFA Super Cup final tie with Villarreal on Wednesday night. Tuchel branded Lukaku as a ‘real number nine’, adding that the Belgium international loves to score goals. DAILY POST reports that Lukaku, 28, has flown to London to complete his £97.5million move to Chelsea from Serie A champions, Inter Milan, after undergoing the first part of his medical in Italy on Monday. Asked about Lukaku’s looming arrival, Tuchel told Sky Sports: “Romelu [Lukaku] is one of the guys like [Erling] Haaland at Dortmund, Robert Lewandowski at Bayern [Munich], Harry Kane at Tottenham, who is a real number nine who loves to score and who has a presence in the box. That is not a secret. “The sentence [Tuchel des...
Tuchel names three Chelsea Players to Benefit From Lukaku’s Arrival
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Tuchel names three Chelsea Players to Benefit From Lukaku’s Arrival

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has said the imminent arrival of Romelu Lukaku at the club, will help to bring the best out of other forwards at the club like Christian Pulisic, Kai Havertz and Timo Werner. The Blues have struck a £98million agreement with Inter Milan for Lukaku. The 28-year-old is set to return to the Premier League after two years in Italy. Tuchel has identified Lukaku as the striker with the “right profile” to get his team firing as a collective attacking unit. “He has the kind of profile that loves to play with his back towards the opponent’s goal, who likes to hold the ball and will create space for Kai Havertz, Timo Werner, Christian Pulisic, who love to play around him. “This is the kind of profile we don’t have in our squad right now ...
‘Don’t sell him at any cost’ – Tuchel advises Abramovich to keep Chelsea star
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‘Don’t sell him at any cost’ – Tuchel advises Abramovich to keep Chelsea star

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has advised the club’s owner, Roman Abramovich, not to sell Trevoh Chalobah at ‘any cost,’ Goal reports. Chalobah came through Chelsea’s academy but is yet to make a first-team appearance for the club so far. The 22-year-old has spent the last three seasons on loan at Ipswich Town, Huddersfield and Lorient, respectively. Chalobah reported back to pre-season training with Chelsea this summer and Tuchel has been so impressed with the defensive midfielder that he has told the club not to keep him beyond this summer. The report added that Tuchel also told Chelsea’s chiefs that he will consider using Chalobah as part of his first-team plans next year. Meanwhile, Chalobah had drawn the interest of LaLiga side, Valencia, in the past. ...
Some Players have to Leave Chelsea – Tuchel
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Some Players have to Leave Chelsea – Tuchel

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has admitted his squad is over bloated ahead of the new season. Tuchel is set to trim his team ruthlessly this summer, with 42 players among his ranks. According to him, “it is simply not possible” for the Blues to have such a number of players. The German, who arrived at Stamford Bridge in January, led Chelsea to a Champions League triumph in May and has been rotating his numbers throughout a busy pre-season schedule. While several players look automatically destined to spend the next term away from the club, either for good or on a temporary basis, other calls remain more difficult for Tuchel – but he has admitted that he is determined to offer a fair shot to all in contention. “After the [pre-season] Arsenal game we wrote [a...
Chelsea: Why go back to club that didn’t appreciate you – Antonio questions Lukaku
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Chelsea: Why go back to club that didn’t appreciate you – Antonio questions Lukaku

  Former Inter Milan striker, Antonio Cassano, has questioned Romelu Lukaku’s motives for wanting to return to Chelsea, a club he claimed showed him lack of respect during his time at Stamford Bridge. Lukaku has resurrected his career in Serie A, leading Inter Milan’s attack during last season’s title-winning campaign under Antonio Conte. The Belgium international had previously been deemed surplus to requirements by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United, having previously failed to make the grade at Chelsea under Jose Mourinho. However, Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel’s eagerness to add a prolific striker to his attack line has led Chelsea to make a bid for their former player, Lukaku. Meanwhile, after several unsuccessful attempts, Chelsea now looks poised to c...
What Tuchel said about Lukaku transfer after Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Tottenham
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What Tuchel said about Lukaku transfer after Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Tottenham

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has claimed “a lot of players want to join” when asked about a move for Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku. The Blues are preparing a second bid for Lukaku, after seeing their initial offer rebuffed. It is also understood Lukaku is open to returning to Stamford Bridge. Speaking to reporters following Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Tottenham in a pre-season friendly on Wednesday, Tuchel said: “I will not talk about players who don’t play in my squad. “He’s a fantastic player but he’s an Inter player and I will not talk about him in this situation. “You can imagine a lot of players want to come and join but we will not talk about that.”
Chelsea vs Villarreal: Tuchel explains new roles for Pulisic, Hudson-Odoi
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Chelsea vs Villarreal: Tuchel explains new roles for Pulisic, Hudson-Odoi

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has explained his decision to play Callum Hudson-Odoi and Christian Pulisic as wing-backs ahead of their UEFA Super Cup game against Villarreal on August 11. According to the German, it is his plan B. Hudson-Odoi and Pulisic played in that position as the Blues beat Arsenal 2-1 in a pre-season friendly on Sunday. Chelsea are currently without Ben Chilwell, Emerson Palmieri and Reece James, who were given extended holidays after participating in Euro 2020. Cesar Azpilicueta is still unfit, while it’s unclear if Marcos Alonso is nursing an injury. “Yes, maybe [Pulisic will play in that position against Villarreal]. “He played there with me at Dortmund — and we have played many times like this with Callum [Hudson-Odoi]. Marcos [Alonso] was n...
Arsenal vs Chelsea: Tuchel Reacts as Blues win 2-1
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Arsenal vs Chelsea: Tuchel Reacts as Blues win 2-1

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has admitted that his squad is not at their best physically, following a hard fought 2-1 win over Arsenal in a pre-season friendly on Sunday. Kai Havertz gave the Blues the lead at the Emirates after being played in by Timo Werner. Granit Xhaka came off the bench to head in the equalizer for the Gunners, but Tammy Abraham latched on to a poor pass from Hector Bellerin to grab the winner. “I thought we played well in the first half, but then in the second half things became more difficult because we made a lot of changes. We are happy. “We are not in the freshest state physically at this moment, this is normal in pre-season, but we still managed to get the win which is very pleasing. “It was quite an open game, both sides had chances, but ove...
Chelsea Confirms Signing James from Man Utd
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Chelsea Confirms Signing James from Man Utd

  Chelsea has completed a deal to sign Lauren James from Manchester United. It is believed the transfer fee involved is a record between Women’s Super League (WSL) clubs. The deal is reportedly worth an initial £200,000 and will rise to £300,000 with add-ons. James, 19, has put pen to paper on a four-year contract. It also marks a return to Chelsea, where she played for the U-10 and U-14s. James said: “It’s a great feeling to come back home, to a great club, the club I started at the age of six. “To be able to play for the first team now and come back here to Emma [Hayes, Chelsea manager] and the rest of the group is a good feeling. I’m excited to get started and I can’t wait to meet all the fans at Kingsmeadow when the new season kicks in.”
Tuchel Set to bring former Man Utd star, Romero to Chelsea
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Tuchel Set to bring former Man Utd star, Romero to Chelsea

  Former Manchester United goalkeeper, Sergio Romero is being linked with a move to Chelsea in the summer transfer window. The Telegraph report that Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, is keen to bring Romero to Stamford Bridge to provide competition for No. 1 Eduourd Mendy and back-up Kepa Arrizabalaga. Romero, who failed to make an appearance for Man United in the 2020-2021 campaign, is a free agent after his contract at Old Trafford came to an end in June this year. Chelsea have already released veteran keeper, Willy Caballero, last month and are in the market for a third ‘goalkeeper’. Romero played second fiddle to David de Gea for much of his six years at Man United, but the rise of Dean Henderson saw him pushed down to third-choice goalkeeper at the Red Devils. ...
Chelsea Identify Player to Sign if Haaland deal fail
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Chelsea Identify Player to Sign if Haaland deal fail

  Chelsea have identified the player to sign if they are unable to complete a deal for Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland this summer. Chelsea have been linked with a transfer move for Haaland, but Dortmund reportedly wants at least £150 million for the Norway international. Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, is keen to add a top striker to his squad ahead of the upcoming new season. According to the Daily Star, Chelsea have identified Stuttgart’s Sasa Kalajdzic as an alternative if they fail to complete the signing of Haaland. Kalajdzic is likely to be available at an absolute fraction of Haaland’s value. The 24-year-old was impressive for Austria at the recently concluded Euro 2020. He scored 16 goals for Stuttgart in the Bundesliga last season as he led the cl...
Ziyech Scores Hat-trick as Chelsea Thrash Peterborough 6-1
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Ziyech Scores Hat-trick as Chelsea Thrash Peterborough 6-1

  Chelsea star, Hakim Ziyech, on Saturday, scored a hat-trick in his side’s pre-season friendly 6-1 win against Peterborough. Chelsea thrashed Peterborough at the club’s training base in Cobham despite missing a number of their star players. Ross Barkley was among those who made a surprise appearance for Chelsea against Peterborough, having spent last season on loan at Aston Villa. Danny Drinkwater was another player who was given a chance to impress Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, after returning from a loan spell in Turkey with Kasimpasa. The midfielder started in Tuchel’s 3-4-3 formation against Peterborough despite his last competitive game for the Blues being 1,077 days ago. Drinkwater was also joined in the squad that includes the likes of Trevoh Chalobah, ...
EPL: Haaland issues response as Chelsea owner, Abramovich releases cash for deal
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EPL: Haaland issues response as Chelsea owner, Abramovich releases cash for deal

Borussia Dortmund striker, Erling Haaland has opened the door on a potential blockbuster transfer by refusing to rule out an exit from the club. Football London reports that after asking Haaland if he will leave Dortmund, amid interest from Chelsea, the Norway international opted to remain silent, simply offering a smile in response. This is coming after Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich, released cash for the Haaland deal. Abramovich is a huge admirer of the 20-year-old and is not prepared to give up easily in his efforts to sign the forward as Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, wants to bring in a new striker to Stamford Bridge ahead of his first full season in charge of the West London club. Meanwhile, Dortmund sporting director, Sebastian Kehl, recently insisted that Haaland...
Messi’s Rivals for Ballon d’Or this year revealed [Full list]
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Messi’s Rivals for Ballon d’Or this year revealed [Full list]

Argentina and Barcelona captain Lionel Messi’s reported rivals for this year’s Ballon d’Or have been revealed. According to Mundo Deportivo, Messi, who won Copa del Rey with Barcelona this year, will battle Chelsea and Italy hero, Jorginho, as well as France midfielder, N’Golo Kante for the Ballon d’ Or. The 34-year-old won his first trophy for Argentina last weekend as they defeated Brazil 1-0 in the Copa America final at the Maracana Stadium, thanks to Angel Di Maria’s first-half goal. The Barcelona number 10, who scored the most goals at Copa America, also won the player of the tournament. Meanwhile, Kante has been tipped to win the Ballon d’ Or following his outstanding display for Chelsea against Manchester City as they won the 2020/21 Champions League. Kante also w...
Tuchel told to change decision over Chelsea transfer
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Tuchel told to change decision over Chelsea transfer

Former Liverpool captain, Graeme Souness, has urged Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, to change his decision and keep Billy Gilmour at Stamford Bridge beyond this summer transfer window. Gilmour enjoyed a fabulous end to last season under Tuchel and delivered another remarkable display in Scotland’s goalless draw against England at Euro 2020 last Friday. The 20-year-old midfielder has made 22 first-team appearances for Chelsea, but he is now close to joining Norwich City on loan for the 2021/22 season in order to get regular playing time. But Souness believes Tuchel should keep Gilmour at the West London club in order to improve his development, adding that the youngster can challenge Jorginho for a place in Chelsea’s midfield. “I would personally keep him [Billy Gilmour] at ...
Tuchel tells Chelsea board to sign Wolves star
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Tuchel tells Chelsea board to sign Wolves star

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has asked the club to make a transfer move for English Premier League star, Adama Traore, this summer. According to Spanish media outlet AS, Tuchel has put forward his own list of recommendations to Chelsea’s hierarchy, and one of the names proposed is Traore, who currently plays for Wolverhampton Wanderers. Tuchel is eager to complete a deal for the Spanish winger this summer. Traore’s future at Wolves is unclear following lengthy contract negotiations with the West Midlands club over the past few months. Wolves still have not managed to strike a deal with Traore and that opens the door to a potential exit given that the player has just two years left on his current contract. The report added that the Blues have been targeting a deal to s...
Frank Lampard Gets new Job
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Frank Lampard Gets new Job

  Former Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, will work with the BBC as a pundit at this summer’s European Championships. Lampard will join notable names like Darren Fletcher and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, alongside regulars Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Rio Ferdinand. He is expected to be in the studio for England’s opening game against Croatia on Sunday. Lampard will also be offering his opinion when France play Portugal on June 23. The 42-year-old worked with BT Sport as a pundit, before taking his first job in management with Derby County. But he has been out of work since he was fired by Chelsea in January. Lampard was only in charge for 18 months before he was replaced by Thomas Tuchel with the Blues sitting outside the top four.
Why I Rejected Tottenham Job – Conte
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Why I Rejected Tottenham Job – Conte

  Former Inter Milan and Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, has revealed why he rejected a move to coach Tottenham Hotspur. Conte said that he wasn’t ‘convinced’ by the project sold to him by Tottenham’s board during talks to become the club’s next manager. The 51-year-old was in advanced negotiations with Tottenham earlier this month with a view to replacing Jose Mourinho, who is now the coach of AS Roma. Speaking on why he rejected a move to Tottenham, Conte was quoted by Metro UK as saying, “Money is not my obsession. “I look at projects and I am ready to stay at home if they don’t convince me. “I like difficult challenges, but if there is something with a club that does not convince me, I prefer to say: no, thank you.”
I will Call Tuchel after Euro 2020 – Mbappe
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I will Call Tuchel after Euro 2020 – Mbappe

  Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe, has said he will call Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel, to congratulate him on his success in the Champions League. Tuchel’s men beat Manchester City 1-0 in the final on May 29. It was the German’s first trophy since he replaced Frank Lampard at the end of January. Tuchel and Mbappe both came close to winning it last year, but PSG lost 1-0 to Bayern Munich in the final. Mbappe believes his former manager can become one of the world’s best coaches, praising Tuchel’s tactical nous. “After the Euros, I’m going to call him because I have a really good relationship with him,” Mbappe said in an interview with Sport Bild. “He’s fantastic tactically. He knows exactly how opponents will behave and can predict matches very accu...
Chelsea: Tuchel Suggests next Player to Sign for Roman Abramovic
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Chelsea: Tuchel Suggests next Player to Sign for Roman Abramovic

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has asked the club’s owner, Roman Abramovic, to make a transfer move for West Ham United’s Declan Rice this summer transfer window. The Daily Express said Tuchel has put forward his list of recommendations to the Blues’ hierarchy and one of the names proposed is Rice. The German told the Chelsea board that he would like to see the 22-year-old at Stamford Bridge in the summer, although the player’s asking price is now closer to £100 million. Rice was a transfer target for former Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, last summer, but the club’s board were not willing to pay West Ham £80 million for his signature. Meanwhile, Tuchel recently said he would give his own opinions to Chelsea’s chiefs about their transfer targets this summer. “I have opi...
Chelsea: Mourinho Names best Position for Mason Mount in Tuchel’s Squad
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Chelsea: Mourinho Names best Position for Mason Mount in Tuchel’s Squad

  Former Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho, believes ‘every’ position on the pitch is best for Mason Mount in manager Thomas Tuchel’s squad because he is a creative player. Mourinho said this prior to England’s Euro 2020 final warm-up game against Romania on Sunday evening. The Three Lions eventually won the game 1-0 against Romania, thanks to Marcus Rashford’s penalty. The Portuguese, who is now the manager of Roma, believes Mount was given ‘incredible conditions’ to thrive by former Chelsea coach, Frank Lampard. When asked to name Mount’s best position in the Chelsea squad, Mourinho told The Times: “Everywhere. I’ve to be honest, I watched him two seasons ago in his first [Premier League] match, Manchester United against Chelsea at Old Trafford, and I saw the talent but I d...
EPL: Conte in ‘Advanced Negotiations’ to Join Chelsea’s Rivals
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EPL: Conte in ‘Advanced Negotiations’ to Join Chelsea’s Rivals

  Former Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, could be set for a return to the Premier League, as he is in advanced talks to take over as head coach at Tottenham, Goal reports. Conte left his role at Inter Milan, after guiding the club to their first Serie A title in nine years. He could now be the next manager of Chelsea’s London rivals, Spurs. It is also understood that former Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici is also in discussions with Tottenham, with the 48-year-old having previously worked with Conte at Juve. Spurs are looking for a new manager after firing Jose Mourinho, with Ryan Mason handed the job on a temporary basis until the end of the 2020/2021 campaign. Mauricio Pochettino was heavily linked with a return to White Hart Lane, but it appears Pari...
Chelsea coach, Tuchel shortlists six players to sign [Full list]
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Chelsea coach, Tuchel shortlists six players to sign [Full list]

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has shortlisted the names of six players he wants the club to sign this summer. According to the Daily Telegraph, Tuchel is keen to sign Borussia Monchengladbach’s Jonas Hofmann this summer transfer window. Hofmann, 28, is one of six players that have been added to a shortlist of targets, with Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku, Monaco’s Aurelien Tchouameni, Wolves’ Adama Traore, West Ham’s Declan Rice and Tottenham’s Harry Kane is also included. Hofmann was mostly used as a winger on either flank for Monchengladbach this season. He scored eight goals and registered 13 assists in 33 appearances for the Bundesliga club. Meanwhile, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is keen to support Tuchel this transfer window after the German led the club to win the...

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