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Champions League: Chelsea’s Prize Money for Reaching Semi-finals Revealed
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Champions League: Chelsea’s Prize Money for Reaching Semi-finals Revealed

The prize money Chelsea earned after qualifying for the Champions League semi-finals has been revealed. The Premier League giants booked their place in the Champions League last-4 on Tuesday night in Spain after seeing off Porto. Thomas Tuchel’s side lost the second leg 1-0 but headed through following a 2-1 aggregate win to set up a clash against Real Madrid or Liverpool later this month. It’s the first time since 2014 that Chelsea has made the Champions League semi-finals. However, Chelsea earned €12 million for reaching the semi-finals and seeing off Porto at the Estadio Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán. If the Blues reach the Champions League final, they will receive either a further €15 million or €19 million, depending on the outcome of the game. The latter figure if they ...
Bayern Munich Confident of Signing Haaland Ahead of Man City, Chelsea
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Bayern Munich Confident of Signing Haaland Ahead of Man City, Chelsea

  Bayern Munich are confident they will sign Borussia Dortmund striker, Erling Haaland, next summer if he stays at their rivals for one more season, according to SportsMail. Haaland is wanted by all Europe’s major clubs including Chelsea, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona. Although Dortmund insist they won’t sell the 20-year-old, it is unlikely to keep away admirers and offers in excess of £100m are expected this summer. Next summer, however, Haaland will be available for about £65million due to a clause in his contract. Bayern believe they can win the race for him under those circumstances, as they seek the long-term replacement for Robert Lewandowski, who turns 33 in August. The prospect of losing another key player to their great rivals would be painful ...
Chelsea Through to Champions League Semi-Final Despite Late Porto Scare
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Chelsea Through to Champions League Semi-Final Despite Late Porto Scare

Chelsea reached the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in seven years despite Mehdi Taremi's sublime overhead kick giving them a late scare in a 1-0 defeat by Porto, going through 2-1 on aggregate. Porto were intense in the first half, but lacking in quality in the final third as neither side registered a shot on target until the 66th minute, when Edouard Mendy did well to save and hold sub Taremi's weak header. In their home leg, Chelsea were savvy and professional in equal measure as they kept Porto at arm's length, until the last minute of stoppage time when Taremi produced an incredible, acrobatic overhead kick. But it was too little, too late, and Chelsea will now play either Liverpool or Real Madrid (Agg: 1-3) in the semi-finals on April 27/28 and May 4/5.
Champions League: Tuchel to sell Ziyech, four other Chelsea players
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Champions League: Tuchel to sell Ziyech, four other Chelsea players

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

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel believes that his side have what it takes to win the Champions League this season. The Blues currently lead 2-0 after their quarter-final first leg with Porto, and the German is only thinking about silverware despite his side not being favourites in the competition. "I've come here to win titles," Tuchel said on Monday. "I'm here to win games, that's what I ask of myself. "The time is now. Although if I'm honest we could talk about it for hours and hours. Tomorrow, we have to play and there are no games more difficult than the next one." Beyond himself, the German is confident that his players and the club are on the same page as he is, and are similarly hungry for silverware. "You won't find any team who don't want to reach the semi-finals," T...
Barcelona topple Real Madrid as world’s richest club, Man Utd drop
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Barcelona topple Real Madrid as world’s richest club, Man Utd drop

  Barcelona have climbed above Real Madrid to take the number one spot in Forbes’ Football Rich List. Real topped the rankings two years ago, which was the last time the list was published. However, Barca now have a valuation of $4.76 billion (£3.46bn) to take first place. Manchester United (£3.05billion) have dropped out of the top three, while Liverpool have climbed three places. Premier League champions Liverpool (£2.98billion) are in fifth, with Manchester City,Chelsea and Arsenal ranked sixth, seventh and eighth respectively. Here’s the full list below, according to Forbes: 1. Barcelona – $4.76billion (£3.46bn) 2. Real Madrid – $4.75billion (£3.46bn) 3. Bayern Munich – $4.22billion (£3.07bn) 4. Manchester United – $4.2billion (£3.06bn) 5. Live...
Owen predicts Chelsea vs Porto Chelsea, PSG vs Bayern Munich
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Owen predicts Chelsea vs Porto Chelsea, PSG vs Bayern Munich

  Michael Owen, a former Real Madrid and Liverpool striker, has predicted Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final second-leg clash between Chelsea and FC Porto at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium in Sevilla, Spain. Owen also predicted Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League home clash at the Parc des Princes Stadium in France. Recall that Chelsea had won Porto 2-0 in the first-leg last week, while PSG defeated Bayern Munich 3-2 in Germany. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor, “PSG hold all the aces going into this as they welcome Bayern Munich to Paris. Making last year’s final, it seems that the Parisians are ready to again push for the elusive Champions League trophy. “Prior to the first leg, all the talk was around how much Bayern would miss Robert Le...
Chelsea Offer West Ham Tammy Abraham, two Others to Seal Rice Deal
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Chelsea Offer West Ham Tammy Abraham, two Others to Seal Rice Deal

Chelsea has offered West Ham United, three players, in a bid to sign their defensive midfielder, Declan Rice, this summer’s transfer window. The players include Tammy Abraham, Christensen and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, according to the UK Express. Rice has been a long term transfer target for Chelsea. The England international began his career at Chelsea. The 22-year-old later joined West Ham after he was let go by the Blues as a teenager. Meanwhile, former Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, recently admitted that he truly wanted to sign Rice for the club during his time at Stamford Bridge. Lampard was dismissed by Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich in January after only 18 months in charge at the club and was replaced by Thomas Tuchel.
Souness Names Club that’ll be Man City’s Biggest title Threat next Season
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Souness Names Club that’ll be Man City’s Biggest title Threat next Season

Liverpool hero, Graeme Souness, has said that Chelsea will be Manchester City’s biggest title threat next season. Souness believes Chelsea have the second-best squad in the Premier League behind Man City, adding that the only thing missing from Thomas Tuchel’s side is a goalscorer. Chelsea are currently 20 points behind Premier League leaders Man City this season. “When you look at the team that started for Chelsea and their subs, I will put them as having the second-best squad in the Premier League behind Manchester City,” Souness told Sky Sports. “I think City have an incredible squad, and I would go so far as to say the best I have ever seen in English football. But I think Chelsea have the second-best group. “Other than having 25 goals a season, man, I think they are...
Champions League: Chelsea suffer fresh injury blow ahead of Porto clash
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Champions League: Chelsea suffer fresh injury blow ahead of Porto clash

Chelsea have suffered a fresh injury setback after their defender, Andreas Christensen, picked up a hamstring injury in training ahead of their Champions League quarter-final second-leg clash with FC Porto on Tuesday night in Sevilla, Spain. Christensen sustained the injury before Chelsea’s Premier League 4-1 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday evening. The centre-back was missing from the Chelsea squad that defeated Crystal Palace at the Selhurst Park Stadium as they boosted their top-four hopes. His absence from the match was a surprise after the Blues manager, Thomas Tuchel, confirmed he had a fully fit squad. However, the 25-year-old was replaced by Kurt Zouma at the defence line. A brace from Christian Pulisic and a strike from Kai Havertz and Zouma gave Chelsea all...
Crystal Palace 1-4 Chelsea : Blues move back to fourth with Commanding Win
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Crystal Palace 1-4 Chelsea : Blues move back to fourth with Commanding Win

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

  Former Super Eagles attacker, Victor Moses, has named his parent club, Chelsea as best positioned to win this season’s Champions League. Moses, who is on loan to Spartak Moscow from Chelsea, noted that the Blues are doing very well this season. Chelsea defeated FC Porto 2-0 in the first leg of the quarter-final of the competition, giving themselve a huge advantage going into the second leg slated for next week at their neutral grand, Sevilla. The Blues have been in fine form since the coming of Thomas Tuchel as a replacement for Frank Lampard who was sacked in January following a series of poor results. “Chelsea they are doing very well at the moment. Hopefully they can go all the way to win the Champions League,” Moses told Spartak Moscow’s YouTube channel. “I...
Harry Kane Gives Condition to Leave Mourinho’s Men
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Harry Kane Gives Condition to Leave Mourinho’s Men

Tottenham Hotspur striker, Harry Kane, will only leave Jose Mourinho’s men this summer if they fail to secure Champions League football next season, according to The Athletic. Kane, who came through the academy at Tottenham, has become, ‘frustrated’ with the club’s lack of progress and is beginning to see his future elsewhere. The 27-year-old is desperate to start winning major trophies, and Tottenham could be persuaded to let him go if they receive a massive nine-figure offer. This is coming ahead of Tottenham’s Premier League tie with Manchester United on Sunday evening. Kane has drawn the interest of Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Barcelona and PSG in the past. The England international has scored 19 goals and provided 13 assists in 28 Premi...
Lampard Speaks on Rejecting new Jobs Since he was Sacked at Chelsea
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Lampard Speaks on Rejecting new Jobs Since he was Sacked at Chelsea

Former Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has revealed that he has rejected several management offers. Lampard was sacked at Stamford Bridge after only 18 months in charge. He has since been replaced by former Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain boss, Thomas Tuchel. However, Lampard is still being eyed by a few teams, but the ex-England midfielder feels the opportunities have not been quite right. “Nobody wants to lose their job. But when you go into this career, it can happen, no matter how good you think you are. “It’s given me a lot more time to be at home. It’s been great to be around the family. “I’ve had some opportunities that have come up in the last six weeks, two months, that have been flattering, but not the right thing. They were not quite right,” Lampard s...
Tuchel very Happy with Precious’ Chelsea Result, Response in 2-0 Win Over Porto
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Tuchel very Happy with Precious’ Chelsea Result, Response in 2-0 Win Over Porto

We didn’t have to wait too long for Chelsea to get back on track after Saturday’s shocking 5-2 home defeat, as the Blues swept aside a tough Porto side on Wednesday night, winning the first leg of our Champions League quarterfinal (technically the away leg of this all-neutral-venue affair), 2-0. Yet another clean sheet, yet another match won mostly with controlled possession, a few periods of “suffering”, and a couple crucial moments of quality in front of goal. That may not be everyone’s cup of tea — Boring, Boring Chelsea is an acquired taste — but it’s the winning formula that’s worked so well for Tuchel thus far. The head coach was accordingly pleased with the performance, especially in light of the weekend that was. “It was absolutely necessary to show these little details a...
UEFA Champion League: Porto 0-2 Chelsea : Mason Mount and Chilwell give London club hard fought victory
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UEFA Champion League: Porto 0-2 Chelsea : Mason Mount and Chilwell give London club hard fought victory

Chelsea football club of England played out a hard fought 2-0 win over Portuguese side FC Porto on Wednesday night April 7. Porto who removed Juventus in the previous stage of the Champions league came into this game as non-favorites but bamboozled Chelsea with intricate passing for large periods of the match but their lack of accuracy in front of goal was their undoing. Mount opened the scoring shortly after the half-hour mark. He drimbled Nigeria's Zaidu Sanusi after controlling Jorginho's pass before finishing into the far corner. Defender, Chilwell followed in Mount's footsteps with a stunning first Champions League goal as he drove into the penalty area, after intercepting a loose pass and rounded the Porto goalkeeper five minutes from time. The victory and two away goals ...
Tuchel Set to bring Lukaku Back to Chelsea
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Tuchel Set to bring Lukaku Back to Chelsea

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

  Midfielder Mateo Kovacic has reacted to Portugal defender, Pepe’s claims that Chelsea celebrated drawing Porto in the Champions League quarter-finals. The Chelsea midfielder insisted that ‘it will not be easy’ for the Blues to defeat the Portuguese champions and reach this year’s semi-finals. Pepe anchored Porto’s defence when they sent Juventus out of the competition in the round of 16 and Chelsea with Kovacic in the midfield overcame Atletico Madrid to book their place in the quarter-finals. Rumours circulated last month that the Chelsea squad went into dancing on discovering that they were going to meet Porto in the quarter-finals. And ahead of their meeting on Wednesday veteran defender Pepe, insisted that Thomas Tuchel’s men celebrated the draw but warned the...
Champions League: Pepe Predicts Club to Win Trophy this Year
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Champions League: Pepe Predicts Club to Win Trophy this Year

  FC Porto defender, Pepe, has predicted his team to win the Champions League this year. Pepe believes Porto can eliminate Chelsea from the Champions League last-8 and win the Europe top-flight trophy this season. The former Real Madrid star said this on Tuesday during his pre-match press conference ahead of Porto’s Champions League quarter-final, first-leg tie with Chelsea on Wednesday night in Seville. Recall that Bayern Munich is the reigning champions after beating PSG 1-0 in the final last season. Pepe said, “If I did not believe it [that Porto can win the Champions League], I would not wake up every day to come and train at Olival [Porto’s training ground] with the passion I have for football. “I always believe that it’s possible to win the Champions League...
Former Chelsea Striker, Alexandre Pato Becomes one of the First Footballers to get the First Covid Vaccine
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Former Chelsea Striker, Alexandre Pato Becomes one of the First Footballers to get the First Covid Vaccine

Former Chelsea and AC Milan, Alexandre Pato has revealed he's received the first Coronavirus vaccine in the US. The 31-year-old Brazilian footballer who plays for Orlando City, Florida, in the MLS, shared photos of himself and his wife Rebeca Abravanel receiving the first dose on Monday, April 5. The caption read: 'Today me and my wife got the first vaccine shot, it's great to see that better days are coming! 'If you live in Florida and are 18+ (16+ for Pfizer vaccine) you can now register online to get the COVID-19 vaccine'' 'Go get yours and let's get through this together.'' he wrote Pato scored 63 goals in 150 appearances for AC Milan between 2007 and 2013. He also scored one goal in two appearances for Chelsea in 2016 and earned 27 caps for Brazil, in which ...
Juventus Midfielder set to Join Chelsea
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Juventus Midfielder set to Join Chelsea

  Juventus midfielder, Adrien Rabiot, is set to join Chelsea after he emerged as a possible transfer target for the Blues. Rabiot has featured 72 times for Juventus since leaving Paris Saint-Germain for the Serie A champions on a free transfer in 2019. The 25-year-old has been linked with a move away from Juventus in recent times as Andrea Pirlo’s side needs to reduce their wages. According to Tuttomercato, Chelsea is interested in signing Rabiot this summer and is willing to exploit the circumstance by launching a bid for the France international. The report added that Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, is keen to bolster his midfield options ahead of next season. Chelsea will have to battle Barcelona, Everton and Manchester United for Rabiot’s signature.
Chelsea Players “Confused” by Tuchel’s Treatment of Abraham
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Chelsea Players “Confused” by Tuchel’s Treatment of Abraham

Some Chelsea players have been left “confused” by manager Thomas Tuchel’s treatment of striker, Tammy Abraham. Abraham was a key player during former Chelsea manager Frank Lampard’s regime. The England international scored 18 goals in all competitions last season under Lampard. Abraham has fallen out of favour since Tuchel replaced Lampard last January. The 23-year-old has been left out of a number of matchday squads, most recently on Saturday for Chelsea’s 5-2 shock defeat to West Brom. Explaining Abraham’s absence in Chelsea’s defeat to West Brom, Tuchel said: “He was not in the squad. I have to nominate 18 players. “So we have to leave three players out, and Tammy [Abraham] was one of the three players. It’s nothing personal or nothing big.” However, according t...
Chelsea Striker, Olivier Giroud’s new Club Revealed
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Chelsea Striker, Olivier Giroud’s new Club Revealed

  Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud’s possible new club has been revealed. Giroud is expected to leave Chelsea this summer once his current deal expires at the end of the season. The France international has already told the Blues hierarchy that he won’t renew his deal. According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Giroud’s representatives have held talks with AS Roma over a possible transfer this summer. Roma are now reportedly ‘assessing’ the possibility of having the 34-year-old World Cup winner in their squad next season. Giroud joined Chelsea from Arsenal in 2018. Meanwhile, Chelsea have been linked with several strikers, Dortmund’s Erling Haaland, Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero and Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku as a possible replacement for Giroud.
What I told Chelsea players after 5-2 defeat to West Brom – Thomas Tuchel
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What I told Chelsea players after 5-2 defeat to West Brom – Thomas Tuchel

  Thomas Tuchel haa revealed what he told Chelsea players after their shock 5-2 defeat in the Premier League at home to West Brom on Saturday. The former Paris Saint-Germain boss said he had some quick words with the players which was majorly to calm them down and prepare them for more to come. Being their first loss in 14 games, the manager said he made the player understand that they have to accept and find a away to deal with it. Since taken over from Frank Lampard towards the end of January, Thomas Tuchel’s Blues kept over 7 clean sheets and had 14 matches unbeaten run in all competitions. The German gaffer also said that he will digest the game later once they are less ‘emotional’. Chelsea took at Stamford Bridge through Christian Pulisic but the game flippe...
Sam Allardyce Criticises Premier League after West Brom’s 5-2 win over Chelsea
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Sam Allardyce Criticises Premier League after West Brom’s 5-2 win over Chelsea

  West Brom manager, Sam Allardyce has criticised the Premier League after his side’s 5-2 win over Chelsea on Saturday. The Englishman believes that the Premier League are making things difficult for West Brom with their hectic scheduling as they (his team) fight to avoid relegation. West Brom produced what could be argued as the upset of the season on Saturday with a dramatic 5-2 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Prior to the game, Chelsea were unbeaten in 14 games under Thomas Tuchel. But Sam Allardyce’s side inflicted a first defeat on Tuchel, scoring five goals in the process. Matheus Pereira and substitute Callum Robinson both scored twice after Thiago Silva was sent off in the first half and Mbaye Diagne added the 5th. Although Allardyce is aware ...
West Brom Contact Police after 5-2 win Over Chelsea
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West Brom Contact Police after 5-2 win Over Chelsea

  West Brom have headed to the police after their 5-2 win over Chelsea at the Stamford Bridge on Saturday. The Baggies alerted the West Midlands Police of a string of sickening racist messages aimed at their player, Callum Robinson after he netted twice in his side’s 5-2 win over Thomas Tuchel’s men. Robinson came off the bench to score a brace in Sam Allardyce’s side win, with Matheus Pereira also scoring twice and Mbaye Diagne completing the rout for the visitors. Robinson uploaded the shocking messages he received on Instagram in the wake of Saturday’s Premier League match. The West Brom striker shared the sickening abuse on his Instagram page, writing, “SMH (shaking my head),” along with a screenshot showing a string of replies from Instagram user ‘mahamd200010’...
Hargreaves Names Chelsea player that may not play again following 5-2 defeat
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Hargreaves Names Chelsea player that may not play again following 5-2 defeat

  Owen Hargreaves has said that Kurt Zouma may find it difficult featuring for Chelsea under Thomas Tuchel again following his poor performance against West Brom on Saturday. Chelsea were handed a shocking 5-2 defeat at home by relegation battling Sam Allardyce’s side and Hargreaves believes Zouma should take huge part of the blame. According to the Englishman, the French defender may find it difficult winning back the trust of Tuchel as a result of his performance. Tuchel tested his first defeat in Chelsea colours on Saturday with his 14-match unbeaten record crashing to a halt at Stamford Bridge. The Blues took the lead midway through the first half through Christian Pulisic but Thiago Silva received a second yellow card and was sent off just two minutes after Blu...
Liverpool Outclass Arsenal To Boost Top-Four Hopes
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Liverpool Outclass Arsenal To Boost Top-Four Hopes

Liverpool put up a masterclass display as they ran out 3-0 winners against a pathetic Arsenal side to five their top-four pursuit a big push. Second half goals from Diogo Jota, who bagged a brace and Mohamed Salah secured the deserved win. Liverpool move up to fifth position on 49 points and are just two points behind fourth-placed Chelsea. The defeat means Arsenal remain in 9th position on the log. The Reds settled quicker and Fabinho drilled an early shot from range just wide before Mane had a deflected header easily saved. A fine piece of skill from Roberto Firmino saw the Brazilian move into space and send a rasping shot wide just on the half-hour mark, but the best chance of the half saw James Milner steer an effort off-target from the edge of the box. After the ...
Chelsea Suffers Injury Blow Ahead of Porto Tie after West Brom Loss
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Chelsea Suffers Injury Blow Ahead of Porto Tie after West Brom Loss

Chelsea will not have Christian Pulisic available for their Champions League clash against FC Porto in midweek. The American winger was taken off at half time, during their 5-2 defeat to West Brom on Saturday. Pulisic started the season still recovering from a hamstring strain he picked up in last year’s FA Cup final defeat against Arsenal. He has struggled to maintain his fitness ever since his return in October. Pulisic was allowed to impress from the start against the Baggies and registered only his second Premier League goal of the season to put his side ahead. He was, however, replaced by Mason Mount at the start of the second half. According to NBCSN pundit, Robbie Earle, Tuchel confirmed Pulisic had complained of a hamstring niggle which would likely render him...
Chelsea vs West Brom: Allardyce Reacts to Ending Tuchel’s Unbeaten Run With 5-2 Win
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Chelsea vs West Brom: Allardyce Reacts to Ending Tuchel’s Unbeaten Run With 5-2 Win

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

  Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reacted to speculations linking the club to Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland after Barcelona opened talks to sign the striker. Top European sides such as Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Manchester United and Barcelona are said to have shown strong interests in the 20-year-old. But Barcelona now appear to be at the front of the queue to secure the player’s services after his father and his agent were spotted at the club yesterday. Addressing a press conference on Friday, Solskjaer was asked about the La Liga giants pursuit of the striker and whether the Norwegian youngster is a player United can afford to miss out on. The Manchester United gaffer said, “I’m focussing on the next two months. “Th...
Berbatov Predicts Results of Man City, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea, other Matches
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Berbatov Predicts Results of Man City, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea, other Matches

  Former Manchester United striker, Dimitar Berbatov, has predicted the outcome of matches that will be played in the English Premier League over the weekend. Some of the matches include the clash between league leaders, Manchester City against third-placed Leicester City, defending champions, Liverpool vs Arsenal, Newcastle vs Tottenham, Chelsea vs West Brom and Aston Villa against Fulham. The former Tottenham and Bayern Munich striker predicted another clean sheet for Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea side who have been ‘stingy’ to let in goals in some couple of games now. For him, Chelsea who are pushing to confirm their spot in the top four, will win the game 2-0. For the game between Leeds and Sheffield United, he predicted 3-0 in favour of Leeds. Berbatov said the Le...
Haaland’s Father, Agent to Meet Four Premier League Clubs for Transfer Talks
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Haaland’s Father, Agent to Meet Four Premier League Clubs for Transfer Talks

Erling Haaland’s father Alf-Inge and agent Mino Raiola will fly to England, to hold talks with at least four Premier League clubs over a potential summer transfer. According to Mundo Deportivo, Alf-Inge and Raiola will meet with Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United and City in London. The two were pictured in Spain on Thursday and are believed to have held discussions with Barcelona and Real Madrid. But they will explore a number of possibilities for Haaland, before making a final decision. Haaland himself is known to be very keen on the Premier League, with the 20-year-old having been born in Yorkshire and his dad having played for Nottingham Forest, Leeds and Manchester City. It certainly seems the English sides would be more likely to be able to afford Haaland, with ...
Inter Milan Set Price Tag for Lukaku amid Interest From Chelsea, others
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Inter Milan Set Price Tag for Lukaku amid Interest From Chelsea, others

  Inter Milan has set a price tag for their striker, Romelu Lukaku, amid interest from Chelsea and Manchester City. Lukaku has been strongly linked with a move to rejoin Chelsea this summer transfer window. According to Corriere dello Sport, Inter Milan will only allow Lukaku to leave Antonio Conte’s side if potential suitors can pay the sum of £102 million for the forward. Inter Milan know they need to sell at least one of their top players this summer transfer window to recoup losses of around £115m for the 2020-21 financial year. Lukaku’s current contract with Inter Milan will expire in 2024. The 27-year-old joined Chelsea as an 18-year-old back in 2011 but played just 15 games for the west London club before joining Everton. The Belgium international estab...
Chelsea Favorites To Land Sergio Aguero
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Chelsea Favorites To Land Sergio Aguero

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

  Chelsea have received a triple injury boost ahead of their Premier League clash with West Brom on Saturday afternoon. According to Football London, Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, is expected to see the return of a number of his first-team players, Thiago Silva, Tammy Abraham and Jorginho, when Chelsea host West Brom at Stamford Bridge. The trio was at Chelsea’s training ground (Cobham) earlier this week with the rest of their team-mates in a bid to get ready for the West Brom clash. Silva had missed Chelsea’s last ten games due to a thigh injury. Abraham had missed Chelsea’s last seven games due to an ankle problem he picked in their 2-0 victory over Newcastle United. Jorginho was ruled out of Chelsea’s win over Sheffield United in the FA Cup quarter-final and...
Champions League: Micah Richards Predicts Club that’ll Reach Final
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Champions League: Micah Richards Predicts Club that’ll Reach Final

Former Manchester City defender, Micah Richards, has tipped Chelsea to reach the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League final. Richards stated this ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League last-8 clash against FC Porto on April 7. According to him, Chelsea are ‘dark horses’ in the Champions League this season after being proved wrong by their manager, Thomas Tuchel. Recall that Chelsea eliminated Atletico Madrid in the Champions League last-16 in March. “Chelsea are dark horses, you know,” Richards told Super 6 podcast. “I did a piece a couple of months ago saying it is a disgrace that Frank Lampard is out the door. And then Tuchel comes in, and I was like, “how’s that? No!” “But actually, look at them now. They have only conceded like two or three goals. They have got Porto next a...
Real Madrid Lost Ronaldo, Signed Unlucky Hazard – Mohamed Salah
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Real Madrid Lost Ronaldo, Signed Unlucky Hazard – Mohamed Salah

Liverpool forward, Mohamed Salah has noted that former Chelsea winger, Eden Hazard has been unlucky at Real Madrid. Salah also said that the La Liga giants lost their best player in history, Cristiano Ronaldo when they allowed the Portuguese star to leave the Bernabeu in 2018. The Egyptian spoke ahead of Liverpool’s battle with Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter finals. The Belgian captain, Hazard, has endured a difficult time at Real Madrid since joining from Chelsea in 2019, being mostly stopped by injuries, scoring only three La Liga goals, in 20 starts. Salah and Hazard played together at Chelsea for 18 months, before the Egyptian forward moved on to Roma for £12million. Speaking to Marca, Salah, 28, said, “They’ve [Real] lost some great players, like Cristi...
Chelsea to Play Bayern Munich in Champions League Semi-final
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Chelsea to Play Bayern Munich in Champions League Semi-final

Bayern Munich beat FC Rosengard 1-0 in the second leg of their women’s Champions League quarter-final on Thursday, to qualify with a 4-0 aggregate. Lea Schueller netted the only goal of the encounter for the German side. The result in Malmo extended the Frauen-Bundesliga leaders’ winning streak in all competitions to 26 matches. Schueller scored in the 22nd minute, heading in defender Carolin Simon’s cross from the left, following a slick passing move by the visitors. Bayern will now face Chelsea in the semi-final. Chelsea secured a 3-0 victory over VfL Wolfsburg yesterday, to progress with a 5-1 aggregate win. Lyon will take on Paris Saint-Germain in their rescheduled quarter-final second leg on April 18 after a string of COVID-19 cases within the Lyon squad. The win...
Leicester City vs Southampton: 4,000 Fans to Attend FA Cup Quarter-final
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Leicester City vs Southampton: 4,000 Fans to Attend FA Cup Quarter-final

  The United Kingdom Government has decided to allow up to 4,000 fans to attend the FA Cup semi-final between Leicester City and Southampton. The march, according to Daily Mail, was selected by the government as the first football test event for the return of spectators. Leicester City and Southampton will face each other on April 18 in one of the FA Cup semi-finals. The other one will be played between Manchester City and Chelsea. However, fans of both Southampton and Leicester City will not be part of the 4,000 spectators to attend the game. Instead, the tickets will be given to local residents of Brent as well as health service workers. According to the report, the move by the government is to gain information on how to keep large crowds safe amid COVID-19. La...
Real Madrid vs Liverpool: Kenny Dalglish Predicts Club to Qualify for Champions League Semi-finals
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Real Madrid vs Liverpool: Kenny Dalglish Predicts Club to Qualify for Champions League Semi-finals

Liverpool legend, Kenny Dalglish, has backed Jurgen Klopp’s men to qualify for the Champions League semi-finals ahead of Real Madrid when both sides clash in the quarter-final first and second legs on April 6 and 14. Dalglish believes Liverpool can beat Real Madrid and face Chelsea, who will tackle FC Porto in the other last-8 tie, in the semi-final. Liverpool eliminated RB Leipzig in the Champions League last-16, while Real Madrid knocked Atalanta out from the competition. “[Liverpool] are still a threat. They are still a team to be proud of, and that can go places. They’re still in the quarter-finals of the Champions League,” Dalglish told talkSPORT Breakfast on Thursday. “When the draw came out, when have you ever been happy drawing Real Madrid? You were happy to draw Re...
FC Porto not Interested in Signing Chelsea’s Malang Sar on Permanent Deal
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FC Porto not Interested in Signing Chelsea’s Malang Sar on Permanent Deal

Chelsea has been dealt a blow, with FC Porto not interested in signing Malang Sarr on a permanent deal, Record reports. Sarr joined Porto on loan from Chelsea last year in order to gain regular first-team action. But the 22-year-old French star has endured a mixed spell at Porto, playing just 14 matches in the starting XI and five substitute appearances across all competitions for the Portugal giants. However, neither Porto nor Sarr have any desire to turn the loan agreement into a permanent deal. Sarr will now return to Chelsea in the summer after his loan spell at Porto expires. He joined Chelsea from French Ligue 1 side, Nice last summer transfer window. Sarr will hope to break into Thomas Tuchel’s first team at Stamford Bridge next season.
World Cup qualifier: Roy Keane Names Outstanding, Fantastic Player in England Squad
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World Cup qualifier: Roy Keane Names Outstanding, Fantastic Player in England Squad

  Former Manchester United star, Roy Keane has identified Chelsea midfielder, Mason Mount as an ‘outstanding player’ in the England squad. The former England international also branded as ‘idiots’ those who doubt the Chelsea midfielder. Mount extended his excellent form at club level to his national team during the international break with England and now looks to have cemented his place in Gareth Southgate’s squad for the European Championship this summer. And the former Manchester United captain Keane believes Mount is now an integral part of the England set up. “Well that is pretty important, that your manager likes you,” Keane told ITV. “Doesn’t matter what people outside the game think, there are a lot of idiots out there. “Ultimately, I think the players...
Sergio Aguero’s Preferred Club Revealed as he Leaves Man City
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Sergio Aguero’s Preferred Club Revealed as he Leaves Man City

Departing Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero, will join Barcelona this summer as other top European sides, Chelsea, Manchester United, Inter and Paris Saint-Germain, also show huge interest, according to Marca. Manchester City at the weekend announced that the record goalscorer will leave the Etihad Stadium at the end of the season when his contract expires. The Argentine, who remains one of the dreaded strikers in the English top-flight, arguably one of the Premier League’s best-ever strikers, will not be short of offers ahead of the summer. The football site reports that the Argentina international has already chosen Barcelona as his next destination and the La Liga club’s board is keen on the free transfer. According to the report, Aguero wants to link up with fellow...
UEFA Announces Venue for Chelsea’s Champions League ties Against FC Porto
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UEFA Announces Venue for Chelsea’s Champions League ties Against FC Porto

UEFA has announced that the two legs of Chelsea’s Champions League quarter-final tie with Porto, will be played in Seville. Chelsea was due to travel to Estadio Do Dragao for the first leg on April 7, before welcoming the Portuguese side to Stamford Bridge six days later. However, UEFA has now confirmed both fixtures will take place at Sevilla’s Estadio Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan in Spain because of COVID-19 precautions. “UEFA is able to officially confirm that the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first and second leg matches involving FC Porto and Chelsea FC, will now both be played at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan in Seville. “The dates of the matches (7 April and 13 April 2021) and the kick-off times (21:00CET) will remain the same. “UEFA would like to thank FC Port...
‘It’s not up to me’ – Salah says Liverpool future out of his control as transfer rumours swirl
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‘It’s not up to me’ – Salah says Liverpool future out of his control as transfer rumours swirl

The Egyptian forward remains noncommittal about his status with the Reds Mohamed Salah has declined to pledge his future to Liverpool, saying a potential move elsewhere as soon as this summer is "not up to me". Though still prolific in front of net this campaign, the 29-year-old has endured his most difficult stretch with the Reds as the club has dropped to seventh in the Premier League, and perceived friction from that experience has led to speculation about a possible exit. Salah has at times appeared at odds with Jurgen Klopp, most recently showing disdain at being subbed off against Chelsea three weeks ago. The Egyptian, who has netted 17 league goals this year, described his relationship with the manager as "professional" but stopped short of a full endorsement.
Lukaku to Accept Interest From Chelsea, Barcelona, Others on one Condition
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Lukaku to Accept Interest From Chelsea, Barcelona, Others on one Condition

  Inter Milan striker, Romelu Lukaku will only accept interest from Chelsea, Barcelona, Manchester City and Real Madrid if the club’s manager, Antonio Conte, departs the Nerazzurri, according to the Daily Mail. Inter Milan have rejected all interest in Lukaku, who is understood to be keen to stay at the San Siro, providing Conte remains in charge of Serie A leaders with the pair sharing a strong relationship. Lukaku has enjoyed the best football of his career under the guidance of Conte and has formed a fine partnership with Lautaro Martinez  for Inter. The former Chelsea and Manchester United star has been impressive since signing for Inter from Manchester United in 2019 in a £73m deal. The Belgium international has become the fastest player in Inter’s history to r...
Mason Mount: Thomas Tuchel has vindicated Frank Lampard – Gareth Southgate
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Mason Mount: Thomas Tuchel has vindicated Frank Lampard – Gareth Southgate

England boss, Gareth Southgate  has suggested that Thomas Tuchel’s continued use of midfielder, Mason Mount at Chelsea has vindicated sacked manager, Frank Lampard. Southgate and Lampard’s loyalty to Mount has been questioned in some quarters and the England boss noted the criticism they received for continuously fielding the player is no longer coming because new Chelsea boss, Tuchel is also a fan of the midfielder. According to Southgate, Mount is only now getting the credit he deserves because Tuchel now manages him at Chelsea and not Lampard. Southgate is a huge admirer of the 22-year-old and has named him in his starting XI for the seventh straight games for England. After managing Mount at Derby County and then Chelsea, Lampard was accused of favouritism when he conti...
Arsenal Fears Chelsea Could Hijack Odegaard Deal
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Arsenal Fears Chelsea Could Hijack Odegaard Deal

Arsenal fears they will lose Martin Odegaard to Premier League rivals, Chelsea as Real Madrid will demand £50 million for the player this summer, the Daily Star reports. Odegaard arrived at the Emirates in January for a six-month loan. The Gunners paid a fee of £1.8m but did not agree to an option to buy clause in the deal. Real valued Odegaard at £30m at the time but after his outstanding displays under Mikel Arteta, Arsenal is worried the LaLiga giants will make them cough up £50m to bring him in on a permanent deal. It is believed that the 22-year-old Norwegian is keen to continue in London, but it remains to be seen which of the teams in the city he might be playing for in the 2021/2022 season.
What Mourinho Did to me at Chelsea – Obi Mikel
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What Mourinho Did to me at Chelsea – Obi Mikel

  Former Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel, has disclosed that Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, helped him to become the player he is today during their time together at Chelsea. The 33-year-old said Mourinho didn’t just help him football-wise, but the former Manchester United manager was one of the people who helped him grow up at Stamford Bridge. Mikel, who currently plays for Stoke City in the Championship, played under Mourinho in the Portuguese’s two separate spells at Chelsea. The Nigerian midfielder made 119 appearances under Mourinho, who is known for his strict management approach. “He [Jose Mourinho] didn’t just help me football-wise. He was one of the guys who helped me grow up,” Mikel told The Athletic. “Coming to Chelsea, I acted like it ...

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