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Chelsea to open contract talks with Armando Broja
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Chelsea to open contract talks with Armando Broja

Chelsea are to open new contract talks with Armando Broja. The rising star has impressed during his loan spell at Vitesse and Chelsea want to secure his long-term future. Broja has been a revelation this season for Vitesse, scoring ten goals in the Eredivisie. The 19-year-old talent's form has made a big impression and Champions League finalists Chelsea want to tie him down to a new long-term deal. His prolific form for the Blues' academy helped earn his loan move and the teenager will be in demand after his exploits in the Netherlands. Broja is contracted at Chelsea until the end of next season but the Blues want to offer him an extended deal after his impressive contribution for Vitesse.
Man City vs Chelsea: Guardiola Reacts to Aguero’s Penalty Miss at Etihad
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Man City vs Chelsea: Guardiola Reacts to Aguero’s Penalty Miss at Etihad

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

  Former Premier League referee, Dermot Gallagher, has said that Manchester City should have been awarded a penalty for Kurt Zouma’s collision with Raheem Sterling during their defeat to Chelsea. Manchester City took the lead through Sterling’s first effort while Sergio Aguero missed a golden opportunity to extend City’s lead from the spot. Thomas Tuchel’s side came back stronger in the second half scoring through Hakim Ziyech before Marcos Alonso turned in Timo Werner’s low cross to secure a 2-1 win for the visitors at the Etihad Stadium. Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola was angered by referee Anthony Taylor decision to waved away the penalty claim after Zouma appeared to clip the back of Sterling’s leg inside Chelsea’s area. “I think it’s a penalty, it’s clumsy, he...
Werner was working like a dog’ – Chelsea boss Tuchel pleased with ‘relentless’ forward
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Werner was working like a dog’ – Chelsea boss Tuchel pleased with ‘relentless’ forward

Timo Werner may have found goals hard to come by in his debut season at Chelsea, but boss Thomas Tuchel is nevertheless delighted to see the forward working non-stop for his club. The German's haul of 12 strikes in all competitions during 2020-21 is significantly down from the 34 he plundered for RB Leipzig during his final season in the Bundesliga. According to his compatriot, though, his contribution cannot solely be measured on how many times he has put the ball in the net.
Chelsea Delay City’s Title Party with Stunning Comeback
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Chelsea Delay City’s Title Party with Stunning Comeback

Chelsea tormented Manchester City once again by delaying their title-winning party and boosting their own top-four hopes with the help of an awful Panenka penalty miss by Sergio Aguero during their 2-1 comeback win at the Etihad on Saturday. Hakim Ziyech, who had ended City's Quadruple dreams in a FA Cup semi-final last month, was on target again to cancel out Raheem Sterling's opener for the much-changed hosts, before Marcos Alonso (90+2) grabbed a deserved stoppage-time winner for the visitors against a side they will meet in the Champions League final on May 29. A mis-control from Aguero - City's most-famous title-clincher of all - had allowed Sterling to find the net for the first time in 13 games on 44 minutes but another error from the striker moments later proved far more ...
LaLiga: Real Madrid Suffer Major Injury Blow Ahead Sevilla Clash
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LaLiga: Real Madrid Suffer Major Injury Blow Ahead Sevilla Clash

  Real Madrid has confirmed that captain, Sergio Ramos, has been diagnosed with tendinosis of the semimembranous muscle of his left leg ahead of the team’s home LaLiga clash with Sevilla on Sunday at Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano. Real Madrid made this known in a statement on their official website on Saturday. Zinedine Zidane’s side head to the game following a 2-0 defeat against Chelsea in the Champions League semi-final second-leg tie last Wednesday. The Los Blancos are currently in the second position on the LaLiga table with 74 points from 34 games. The statement read, “After the tests carried out on our player Sergio Ramos by Real Madrid’s Medical Services, he was diagnosed with tendinosis of the semimembranous muscle of his left leg. Pending evolution.” The k...
EPL: Harry Kane Names ‘Special’ Player in Chelsea Squad
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EPL: Harry Kane Names ‘Special’ Player in Chelsea Squad

  England striker, Harry Kane, has identified Chelsea midfielder, Mason Mount, as a ‘special’ player. Kane, a fellow international teammate with Mount, explained that the 22-year-old is a fantastic player that has a great worth ethic. According to him, Mount played very well for Chelsea against Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final encounter earlier this week. “Mason [Mount] is a fantastic player, great on the ball, great worth ethic,” the Tottenham Hotspur forward told beIN SPORTS. “He wins balls back, makes tackles. It’s an underrated part of his game. “He’s a truly special player, and it’s great for him to playing in a Champions League final in a few weeks’ time. He was great again against Real Madrid.”
Man City Look To Wrap Up Premier League Title As Chelsea Visit Etihad
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Man City Look To Wrap Up Premier League Title As Chelsea Visit Etihad

Manchester City will be hoping to wrap up the Premier League title today as the Citizens welcome Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium in what has been tagged a dress rehearsal for the Champions League final on May 29. Manchester City and Chelsea have already locked horns twice this season, with the Citizens getting the better of the Blues in the reverse fixture before Thomas Tuchel’s charges handed them a 1-0 loss in the FA Cup semi-final last month. Pep Guardiola & co. will be buoyed by the win over PSG, which confirmed their place in the UEFA Champions League final. And joining Manchester City in the grand finale in Istanbul later this month will be Chelsea, who eased past Real Madrid to set up the date with their rivals. However, the London club have been transformed under the...
UCL: Cole names club to win Champions League trophy between Chelsea, Man City
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UCL: Cole names club to win Champions League trophy between Chelsea, Man City

Former Chelsea star, Joe Cole, has predicted the club that will win this season’s UEFA Champions League, UCL, between Manchester City and Thomas Tuchel’s side. Chelsea will, on May 29, tackle Man City in the Champions League final at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey. The Blues had eliminated Real Madrid from the Champions League semi-final stages a few days ago, while Pep Guardiola’s men knocked Paris Saint-Germain out of the competition. Providing his prediction, Cole told the All To Play For podcast by Coral bookmakers and Joe Media, “I thought watching the way Chelsea played against Real Madrid in their second leg at Stamford Bridge, they are all wrong for Manchester City. “They will cause them serious problems in the [Champions League] final. The whole team l...
Tuchel has no feelings of revenge for PSG sacking after reaching Champions League final with Chelsea
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Tuchel has no feelings of revenge for PSG sacking after reaching Champions League final with Chelsea

The German coach has reached the final just six months after being sacked by the Ligue 1 giants, while they have gone crashing out Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel does not want to gloat after reaching the Champions League final, while former side Paris Saint-Germain have crashed out of the competition. Tuchel has reached the final for the second time in a row, having guided PSG to the same stage last season before they lost out to Bayern Munich, but the German coach was sacked by the French giants in December and went on to take charge of the Blues. While Tuchel's new team progressed to the Champions League decider with a semi-final win against Real Madrid, PSG were knocked out by Manchester City at the same stage.
Man City vs Chelsea: Mark Lawrenson predicts result for EPL clash
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Man City vs Chelsea: Mark Lawrenson predicts result for EPL clash

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

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has confirmed the player expected to miss his side’s Premier League clash against Manchester City on Saturday evening. Tuchel said Mateo Kovacic remains sidelined through injury and will miss Chelsea’s away Premier League tie against Man City at Etihad. Tuchel said this on Friday during his pre-match press conference. Chelsea head to the game after eliminating Real Madrid from the Champions League on Wednesday, while Pep Guardiola’s men knocked PSG out from the competition. “In terms of the injury list, it does not change much,” Tuchel said. “We still have the training to go later today where things could change, but right now, everyone is ready apart from Kova. “Kova is unfortunately still out. We hope to bring him back for the ...
Premier League Breaks LaLiga’s Record in Champions League, Europa League
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Premier League Breaks LaLiga’s Record in Champions League, Europa League

    Premier League teams have set a new record for overall European performance in one campaign. This follows Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United qualification for the finals of the two top competitions. The coefficient score is an average of all an association’s teams in Europe over the course of the campaign. English clubs’ coefficient this season will surpass the previous highest, set by La Liga in the 2015/2016 season, when Real Madrid and Sevilla lifted the Champions League and Europa League respectively. The Premier League has 23.928 points, but with the Champions League winners guaranteed to come from England, the score at the end of season will be 24.214 at least. The Premier League was already guaranteed to take over as the No. 1 ranke...
Werner backing Chelsea to become ‘best team in the world’ by beating Man City in Champions League final
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Werner backing Chelsea to become ‘best team in the world’ by beating Man City in Champions League final

Timo Werner believes that Chelsea can repeat their FA Cup heroics against Manchester City and become "the best team in the world" by seeing off domestic rivals in the Champions League final. An all-English showpiece has been lined up in elite European competition, with Thomas Tuchel's side edging out La Liga giants Real Madrid to move within touching distance of the ultimate prize. They have a history of dashing City's dreams this season, having already done so in the last four of the FA Cup, and Werner believes those at Stamford Bridge can secure themselves a spot at the very top of the global game.
Edouard Mendy: Chelsea goalkeeper sets Champions League record against Real Madrid
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Edouard Mendy: Chelsea goalkeeper sets Champions League record against Real Madrid

Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has set a Champions League record having kept a clean sheet in the 2-0 defeat of Real Madrid. The 29-year-old has not leaked a goal in eight encounters out of 11 in the current campaign. That is the most in a single season by any goalkeeper playing for an English team in the history of the competition. This also meant that the Londoners have kept 18 clean sheets out of 24 matches under manager Thomas Tuchel in all competitions (75%), compared with 26 in 84 games under his predecessor Frank Lampard (31%).  
Blown out of proportion’ – Conte’s former assistant Alessio lifts the lid on Mourinho spat
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Blown out of proportion’ – Conte’s former assistant Alessio lifts the lid on Mourinho spat

Inter boss Antonio Conte is ready to rekindle his rivalry with Jose Mourinho next season, as the Portuguese prepares to take charge of Roma, but Angelo Alessio insists talk of tension between the pair has been "blown out of proportion". Two fiery characters have butted heads in the past, with their time together in the Premier League at Chelsea and Manchester United seeing sparks fly. Mourinho reacted angrily to Conte's celebrations during a meeting at Stamford Bridge, with the latter branding his coaching counterpart a "little man" in January 2018.
Chelsea to sell Alonso or Emerson Palmieri ahead of summer transfer spree
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Chelsea to sell Alonso or Emerson Palmieri ahead of summer transfer spree

Chelsea are keen to raise extra funds for transfers through player sales this summer and remain intent on offloading either Marcos Alonso or Emerson Palmieri. The two left-backs have found themselves increasingly on the sidelines as Ben Chilwell, last summer's £50 million ($70m) signing from Leicester, is beginning to impress Thomas Tuchel. At the beginning of Tuchel's time in charge, Alonso ousted the England international from the starting XI but Chilwell has since fought back and reclaimed his place.
Champions League Semi-Final Heroes Riyad Mahrez And N’Golo Kante Cost Leicester City Dirt-Cheap £6 Million
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Champions League Semi-Final Heroes Riyad Mahrez And N’Golo Kante Cost Leicester City Dirt-Cheap £6 Million

The Champions League final will feature two English teams on May 29 but it will also see two of Leicester City's greatest ever gems go head to head on the biggest stage. Riyad Mahrez and N'Golo Kante were signed for a combined total of just over £6 million and are the two most notable examples of the Foxes' superb scouting and recruitment over the years. The pair were the definition of unknown quantities prior to their arrival at the King Power Stadium. Mahrez, who cost £450,000, had been plying his trade with Le Havre - while Kante, a bargain £5.6 million buy just over a year later, was at Caen. At 21, both players were playing amateur football in France. Two years later and they were still playing in the second division of French football. By 2016, the duo were getting £10 ...
Champions League: Chelsea to Play Man City in final
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Champions League: Chelsea to Play Man City in final

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

  UEFA is ready to take serious disciplinary action against clubs that signed up to the Super League and are yet to sufficiently distance themselves from the project, ESPN reports. This could result in the maximum punishment, which is a two-year ban from the Champions League or Europa League. In the last 10 days, UEFA has been talking with the 12 clubs, in a bid to agree a lesser sanction and a promise not to continue with the Super League. As of Wednesday, they had reached an understanding with seven clubs: Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur. Inter Milan were close to an agreement as well, according to sources. The remaining four clubs – Juventus, Real Madrid, Barcelona and AC Milan – have so fa...
Tuchel Feels Good about Facing City | ‘We Could’ve Scored Five!’
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Tuchel Feels Good about Facing City | ‘We Could’ve Scored Five!’

Thomas Tuchel says Chelsea "feel good" about playing Premier League rivals Manchester City in the Champions League final after beating them last month. Tuchel's side set up a Champions League showdown with City on May 29 in Istanbul with a 2-0 win over Real Madrid at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night, going through 3-1 on aggregate. It's the second all-English Champions League final in three years, and while Tuchel says April's FA Cup semi-final win over Pep Guardiola's side doesn't give them an upper hand, it does make them confident of a repeat performance. "No [it doesn't give us] the upper hand, but it gives us a good feeling, it gives us confidence. We played the semi on the edge. They are the benchmark and we wanted to close the gap to Man City. We will need the same leve...
Chelsea Set up Champions League Showdown With City after Real win
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Chelsea Set up Champions League Showdown With City after Real win

Chelsea set up an all-English Champions League final with Manchester City after beating Real Madrid 2-0 at Stamford Bridge in the semi-final second leg, going through 3-1 on aggregate. Timo Werner put Chelsea ahead (28), nodding into the empty net from under the crossbar after Kai Havertz's chip had hit the woodwork, before Real rode their luck as the hosts missed four big chances to double their lead in the opening 20 minutes of the second period. Chelsea finally got their second to kill off the tie with five minutes remaining as Mason Mount stuck home substitute Christian Pulisic's centre at close range, capping off a fine display and marking an extraordinary turnaround at the club since Thomas Tuchel joined in January. Chelsea will now play in their third Cham...
Champions League: I’ll Bet on Chelsea to Beat Real Madrid – Roberto
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Champions League: I’ll Bet on Chelsea to Beat Real Madrid – Roberto

  Former Brazilian international, Ze Roberto, has backed Chelsea to beat Real Madrid when both teams clash in the Champions League semi-final second-leg tie at Stamford Bridge. Roberto, a former Real Madrid and Bayern Munich star, believes Chelsea has the best defensive systems in Europe. Recall that Chelsea played a 1-1 draw with Real Madrid in the first leg last week in Spain. Thomas Tuchel’s side head to the game following a 2-0 win over Fulham in the Premier League last weekend. “I think Chelsea have one of the best defensive systems in Europe, if not the best one,” Roberto told Goal. “I like the way they’re playing, so I will bet on Chelsea for this one [to beat Real Madrid].” The kick-off time for Chelsea vs Real Madrid is 8 pm.
‘I wouldn’t feel safe as a gay Chelsea player right now’
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‘I wouldn’t feel safe as a gay Chelsea player right now’

We Are The Shed, a die-hard group of Chelsea season ticket holders, may not be the most stereotypical allies to the LGBT+ community, But for Tracy Brown, co-chair of Chelsea Pride, they are invaluable. Brown, who has helped lead the Blues’ LGBT+ supporters’ group since 2016, is playing a key role in joining up with other Chelsea fan groups as they look to spread a message of equality among the Stamford Bridge faithful.
From Chelsea superstar to Madrid misery: Will injury-hit Hazard ever be ‘f*cking amazing’ again?
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From Chelsea superstar to Madrid misery: Will injury-hit Hazard ever be ‘f*cking amazing’ again?

Forty yards from goal, kissing the touchline by the dug-outs, Eden Hazard conjured one of the passes of the season. The Real Madrid winger, almost on top of Osasuna coach Jagoba Arrasate, backheeled the ball powerfully towards goal, allowing Marco Asensio to race onto it and burst into the area. It was the clearest reminder yet that the Hazard story is not over.
Chelsea vs Real Madrid: UEFA confirms referee for Champions League semi-final second leg
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Chelsea vs Real Madrid: UEFA confirms referee for Champions League semi-final second leg

  UEFA has picked Italian referee, Daniele Orsato, to take charge of Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final second leg between Chelsea and Real Madrid at Stamford Bridge. Orsato who has been an international referee since 2010, oversaw Chelsea’s 2-0 home win over Atletico Madrid in the round of 16. The linesmen will be his compatriots, Alessandro Giallatini and Fabiano Preti, while Massimiliano Irrati will be in charge of VAR. It will be the fourth Real Madrid game that Orsato will take charge of. The first was their 8-0 win over Malmo in the group stages of the 2015/2016 campaign. Both sides played out a 1-1 draw in Madrid last week, after Karim Benzema cancelled out Christian Pulisic’s goal.
UCL: I Fear for Chelsea, Hazard will Hunt them – Sinclair
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UCL: I Fear for Chelsea, Hazard will Hunt them – Sinclair

  Trevor Sinclair has said that he fears for Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea as they face Real Madrid in the return fixture of their Champions League semifinal at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. According to him, the Blues former star, Eden Hazard will come back to haunt them. Eden Hazard looks set to start at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday after coming off the bench late on in the reverse fixture but failed to make much of an impact. The Belgium international left Stamford Bridge in 2019 on a £140million move to the Santiago Bernabeu. Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane said his side ‘will need’ the winger for the second leg. Former Man City and England winger Sinclair thinks Hazard could prove to be a big problem for Chelsea. “I can’t help but think Eden Hazard is going to...
Who needs Haaland? Why Werner will prove the Chelsea doubters wrong
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Who needs Haaland? Why Werner will prove the Chelsea doubters wrong

Timo Werner’s pass for Kai Havertz to score his second of the afternoon in Chelsea's 2-0 victory over Fulham on Saturday took the former to double figures for both goals and assists this season. The last person to do that for the Blues in their debut season was Eden Hazard. If this is Werner at low ebb, just imagine what he will be like when he hits form. Moving to a new country is not easy during a pandemic. England has been in lockdown for the vast majority of Werner’s time at Chelsea, which is bound to affect his ability to adapt and feel at home, while the move from Frank Lampard to Thomas Tuchel created another hurdle for the Germany international to jump.
Demba Ba: Former Chelsea star looking for new club to ‘find joy
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Demba Ba: Former Chelsea star looking for new club to ‘find joy

Former Chelsea striker Demba Ba has revealed he is searching for a new club where he can find joy again. The 35-year-old is a free agent after his contract with Turkish Super Lig champions Istanbul Basaksehir was terminated last month. The forward made more than 60 appearances during his two-year stay at Fatih Terim Stadium, helping them to clinch the 2019-20 Super Lig title.
Chelsea to introduce fan presence at board meetings in wake of Super League controversy
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Chelsea to introduce fan presence at board meetings in wake of Super League controversy

Chelsea will allow supporter representatives to sit in at board meetings following the uproar that accompanied the club's presence in the abortive Super League. Blues fans protested against their inclusion in the scheme, and they later joined their Premier League counterparts in swiftly withdrawing. The Super League and its subsequent collapse led to heightened calls for more participation in club decisions from the fan base, a request Chelsea appear to be addressing with this move.
Man City Breeze Past PSG to Reach First CL final
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Man City Breeze Past PSG to Reach First CL final

Manchester City reached the Champions League final for the first time in their history after Riyad Mahrez's double secured a 2-0 victory (4-1 on aggregate) over 10-man Paris Saint-Germain on a historic night at the Etihad Stadium. Pep Guardiola, who reaches the Champions League final for the first time since he won the competition with Barcelona in 2011, will now lead his side against either Chelsea or Real Madrid in the final in Istanbul on Saturday, May 29. But before that, they have domestic matters to attend to and could add the Premier League title to the Carabao Cup they won last month with victory against Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, live on Sky Sports (kick off 5.30pm), as they bid to complete a treble. Trailing 2-1 from the first leg at the Parc des Prin...
UCL: Zidane Announces Real Madrid Squad to tackle Chelsea at Stamford Bridge
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UCL: Zidane Announces Real Madrid Squad to tackle Chelsea at Stamford Bridge

  Real Madrid boss, Zinedine Zidane, has announced his side’s squad to tackle Chelsea in the Champions League semi-final tie at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. Zidane named 23 players to face Chelsea in a post via Real Madrid’s website on Tuesday. Real Madrid had played a 1-1 draw with Chelsea in the first-leg last week. Zidane’s side head to the game after beating Osasuna 2-0 in the LaLiga last Saturday. Below is Real Madrid’s squad against Chelsea: Goalkeeper: Courtois, Lunin and Altube. Defenders: E. Militão, Sergio Ramos, Nacho, Marcelo, Odriozola, Mendy and Miguel. Midfielders: Kroos, Modrić, Casemiro, Isco, Valverde, Arribas and Blanco. Forwards: Hazard, Benzema, Asensio, Vini Jr., Mariano and Rodrygo. The kick-off for the game is 8 pm, Nigerian t...
EPL: Rio Ferdinand Predicts team to win title next Season
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EPL: Rio Ferdinand Predicts team to win title next Season

  Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand, has backed Chelsea to win the Premier League title next season. However, he feels the Blues need to sign Sergio Aguero this summer, to help boost their chances. Thomas Tuchel has gotten Chelsea firing again, after replacing Frank Lampard in January. They are now in line to finish in the top four and will play the FA Cup final against Leicester City. Chelsea also plays Real Madrid in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final on Wednesday after a 1-1 draw in Spain. Ferdinand believes they can build on their impressive finish to this season, by winning the league in 2021/2022. “Have you seen Chelsea’s stats? They’re my team to win the league next year,” Ferdinand said on his Vibe with Five podcasts. ...
Champions League: Real Madrid tipped to beat Chelsea, qualify for final
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Champions League: Real Madrid tipped to beat Chelsea, qualify for final

  Turkish midfielder, Nuri Sahin, has backed his former club Real Madrid to see off Chelsea and qualify for the Champions League final. Both teams played out a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their semi-final in Madrid. Sahin, a finalist with Borussia Dortmund in 2013, spent a season with Real in 2011/212 and he believes Zinedine Zidane is the king of the competition. “I think it will be an open game, as it was in the first leg. I’m really looking forward to it. “Both sides are in a good moment, I would say. Chelsea are playing really well under Thomas Tuchel, and tactically they play really different. They play maybe the best football tactically right now. You can see that they have a plan, with three at the back. I know the coach and he’s very good tactically. “Bu...
Jose Mourinho Reveals only Defeat in his Managerial Career that made him Cry
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Jose Mourinho Reveals only Defeat in his Managerial Career that made him Cry

  Former Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho has revealed the only defeat in his managerial career that made him cry. Mourinho, who was sacked by Tottenham in April 2021, has managed top European clubs, including Chelsea, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Inter Milan and FC Porto in the past. According to the Portuguese, Real Madrid’s Champions League semi-final defeat against Bayern Munich in 2012 was the only time he cried as a manager because the Los Blancos were the best team in Europe at that time. “That night [Real Madrid’s Champions League semi-final defeat against Bayern Munich in 2012] was the only time in my coaching career that I cried after a loss,” Mourinho told Marca. “I remember it well. My assistant Aitor Karanka and I stopped in front of my house...
No time to breathe – Tuchel explains difference between managing Chelsea, PSG
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No time to breathe – Tuchel explains difference between managing Chelsea, PSG

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

  The Premier League has introduced new rules and regulations, which will prevent future attempts to join a breakaway Super League. Six top-flight teams, including Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool, announced on April 18 they were joining a new continental competition called the European Super League. However, it all collapsed within 48 hours amid outrage and criticisms. In a bid to prevent another recurrence, the Premier League has now created new laws and a new owners’ charter that all club owners will be required to sign up to committing them to the core principles of the competition. A statement on Monday explained the league is enlisting the support of the Government to bring in “appropriate legislation” and w...
UCL: Chelsea May end up Regretting Timo Werner’s Miss – Merson
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UCL: Chelsea May end up Regretting Timo Werner’s Miss – Merson

  Arsenal hero, Paul Merson fears Chelsea may end up regretting Timo Werner’s shocking miss when they host Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League, UCL, semi-final second-leg tie next Wednesday. Merson believes Chelsea deserved to take the win back to Stamford Bridge, but they only managed a 1-1 draw against Real Madrid in the first-leg in Spain last week. Christian Pulisic scored for Thomas Tuchel’s side, with Karim Benzema equalising for the Los Blancos, but Merson is obstinate Werner should also have been on the scoresheet for the Blues. Werner missed a glorious chance to score against the LaLiga champions when he fired a point-blank effort straight at Thibaut Courtois and Merson is concerned that moment may come back to haunt Chelsea in the second leg. “Chelsea...
Rabiot Juve’s Midfielder Attracting Interest From Chelsea, Barca
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Rabiot Juve’s Midfielder Attracting Interest From Chelsea, Barca

Chelsea have reportedly joined Barcelona in the race to sign Juventus French midfielder Adrien Rabiot. The former PSG star, who has played 41 times in all competitions for the Italian giants this season, would be available for around £17million in the summer transfer window. According to Calciomercato, Rabiot’s mother and agent Veronique has already begun negotiations with Barcelona, but Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is also interested in bringing him to Stamford Bridge. The 14-cap international, 26, signed for Juventus on a free transfer from Tuchel’s Paris Saint-Germain side in July 2019. Tuchel said back in 2018: “For me he is a great player and can become a top player,” and although Rabiot was frozen out due to contractual reasons, the German is still keen on a reunion....
Zidane hopeful defensive duo Varane and Ramos will be fit to face Chelsea
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Zidane hopeful defensive duo Varane and Ramos will be fit to face Chelsea

The Blancos could be shorthanded in defence for Wednesday's Champions League semi-final second leg Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane is hopeful that Raphael Varane and Sergio Ramos will both be fit for Wednesday's clash with Chelsea in the Champions League. Ramos has returned to full fitness after suffering a calf injury but has not played a game for Madrid since mid-March. Varane, meanwhile, suffered a minor injury and had to be withdrawn at half-time of Saturday's 2-0 win over Osasuna.
Carragher Makes Claim on Mourinho’s Return to Coach Premier League Club
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Carragher Makes Claim on Mourinho’s Return to Coach Premier League Club

Liverpool hero, Jamie Carragher, has claimed he does not see former Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, returning to coach a club in the Premier League after he was sacked by Spurs last month. Carragher believes Mourinho’s ship has sailed on his Premier League management career. Mourinho had coached Premier League clubs, Chelsea (twice) and Manchester United in the past. “I do not see Mourinho back in the Premier League, I think that ship’s sailed now,” Carragher told Monday Night Football. “I struggle to think of any club – he has been at Spurs, so he is not going to Arsenal, he has been at United, so he is not going to City, Liverpool would not have him. “Would he go to a middle of the table club? I just do not see him there. I really don’t. It is either internat...
Mourinho Explains Why Return to Football Next Season might be “premature”
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Mourinho Explains Why Return to Football Next Season might be “premature”

  Jose Mourinho has insisted he will not rush back into management, claiming that a return to the dugout next season may be “premature”. The 58-year-old was sacked last month by Tottenham Hotspur. Mourinho, who has previously coached Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester United, is, however, not short of offers. But the Portuguese will remain patient for the right offer while he goes on holidays. “I have no plans. I am going on with my normal life. I feel fresh. I feel calm. I am on holiday. “I have more time to be doing my homework and analysis. I’ll wait to be back in football. “Not just for the right club, but for the right culture. Maybe next season is premature, we will see,” Mourinho told Times Magazine.
EPL: Neil Warnock Reacts as Mourinho Takes new job
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EPL: Neil Warnock Reacts as Mourinho Takes new job

  Middlesbrough manager, Neil Warnock, has heaped praises on Jose Mourinho, describing him as a manager who knows how to get results against the very best, “even when he did not have the best.” Warnock reacting following Jose Mourinho’s new contract to work as talkSPORT’s pundit for the Euro 2021 championship this summer. “I’ve got nothing but good to say about him,” the former Derby County boss said. Mourinho will be joining talkSPORT for their coverage of Euro 2020 with the sports site describing the Portuguese as one of the most decorated managers in football history. Warnock enjoyed numerous battles with Mourinho down the years, during his time at Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham. “He[Mourinho] was always humble with me,” Warnock told the talkSPORT Br...
Michael Owen Predicts Man United vs Liverpool, Newcastle vs Arsenal, Chelsea, other Games
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Michael Owen Predicts Man United vs Liverpool, Newcastle vs Arsenal, Chelsea, other Games

  Michael Owen, a former England striker, has predicted some of this weekend’s English Premier Leagues, EPL, games. Chelsea will host Fulham on Saturday evening at Stamford Bridge, while Arsenal will face Newcastle United in an away EPL tie on Sunday afternoon. Manchester United will tackle Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday evening, while Everton will host Aston Villa at Goodison Park on Saturday night. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor, “Chelsea continued their excellent form under Thomas Tuchel with a typical 1-0 win at the London Stadium last Saturday evening, “The Blues are looking good for Champions League qualification, and the visit of struggling Fulham should represent a likely three points. “Although Fulham have a tendency to surprise us w...
EPL: Berbatov Predicts Man United vs Liverpool, Newcastle vs Arsenal, Chelsea vs Fulham, Man City, others
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EPL: Berbatov Predicts Man United vs Liverpool, Newcastle vs Arsenal, Chelsea vs Fulham, Man City, others

  Former Manchester United star, Dimitar Berbatov has predicted the outcome of Premier League action for this weekend. The former Bulgaria International’s predictions include the matches between Manchester United and Liverpool, Chelsea and Fulham and Arsenal versus Newcastle United. The other matches are Crystal Palace v Man City, which he predicted 1-2 in favour of Pep Guardiola’s side. For the biggest game of the weekend between Man United and Liverpool, he gave the match to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Red Devils. According to him, United will win the game 3-1, adding “I think United can get the win, stop City from winning the title this weekend and also pile more pressure on Liverpool’s hopes of European football next season,” the former Bayern Munich star told Metro....
Zidane confirms Ramos ready for Real Madrid return against Chelsea
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Zidane confirms Ramos ready for Real Madrid return against Chelsea

seeThe central defender has not played since March due to a calf injury sustained while on international duty Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has regained full fitness and is in line to feature in his side's Champions League crunch match against Chelsea, coach Zinedine Zidane revealed. Ramos has been out of action for a month after suffering an injury setback while on international duty with Spain. But he is set to return in the nick of time with his side needing a big result to turn the tables on the Blues at Stamford Bridge next Wednesday.
‘I am involved and I should be involved’ – Tuchel happy with Chelsea’s transfer setup
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‘I am involved and I should be involved’ – Tuchel happy with Chelsea’s transfer setup

The Blues manager feels like he is in the loop when it comes to doing business this summer but accepts that he can't have it all his own way Thomas Tuchel insists that he won't be causing any issues over transfers at Chelsea despite his reputation for being a disruptive force at previous clubs. At Paris Saint-Germain, Dortmund and Mainz, Tuchel has had disagreements with senior staff over their recruitment plans. Those issues helped accelerate his exit from PSG in December, ahead of taking over as Blues manager in January. But, as Chelsea begin to discuss their summer transfer plans, Tuchel has said he likes what he is hearing.
Chelsea Issue 10-year Ban to Individual over Antisemitic Messages posted Online
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Chelsea Issue 10-year Ban to Individual over Antisemitic Messages posted Online

Chelsea have banned an individual for 10 years for sending antisemitic and offensive messages on social media. Sam Mole, 20, from Kettering, was charged with sending racially or religiously aggravated malicious communications relating to a series of abusive tweets to freelance journalist Dan Levene in October 2019. He was handed a three-year restraining order prohibiting him from directly or indirectly contacting Levene, posting messages about him on social media, or encouraging others to do so. As reported in February by the Daily Mail, Judge Nick Watson told Mole: "The law prohibits me from punishing you." He described it as "unpalatable" that Mole had "escaped the consequences of his actions even though the impact of the offence was clearly felt". Judge Watson added: ...
UCL: Real Madrid Suffer Major Injury blow Ahead Chelsea Clash at Stamford Bridge
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UCL: Real Madrid Suffer Major Injury blow Ahead Chelsea Clash at Stamford Bridge

  Real Madrid has confirmed that defender, Dani Carvajal Ahas been with an injury to the semimembranous muscle of his right leg ahead of the team’s away Champions League semi-final clash with Chelsea on May 5 at Stamford Bridge. Real Madrid made this known in a statement on their official website on Thursday. Zinedine Zidane’s side had played a 1-1 draw with Chelsea in the first-leg on Tuesday in Spain. The statement read, “After the tests carried out today on our player Dani Carvajal by the Real Madrid Medical Services, he was diagnosed with an injury to the semimembranous muscle of his right leg. Pending evolution.” Real Madrid is currently in the second position on the LaLiga table with 71 points from 33 games. Zidane’s men will host Osasuna in the LaLiga on S...
Ola Aina Keen On Chelsea Reunion
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Ola Aina Keen On Chelsea Reunion

Ola Aina is looking forward to Saturday’s Premier League clash against his former employers Chelsea at the Stamford Bridge, reports Rushhoursport.com Aina spent more than one decade at Chelsea before pitching tent with Italian club Torino. The versatile defender will face his former club for the second time this season and is eager to help the Cottagers pick maximum points in the game. “It’s going to be a tough game, a very tough game,” Aina told the club website. “I came through the ranks there so I know a lot of people, a lot of coaches. “It’s going to be a special game for me, but nevertheless the team’s going there to do a job, and hopefully we can. “I had great memories at Chelsea because I was there from when I was a kid to a young man, some good memories with t...

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