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Alonso Predicts what’ll happen to Saul Niguez Chelsea
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Alonso Predicts what’ll happen to Saul Niguez Chelsea

Chelsea defender, Marcos Alonso, has predicted that teammate, Saul Niguez, will turn out to be ‘very good’ for the Blues despite his slow start at Stamford Bridge. Niguez joined Chelsea from Atletico Madrid on transfer deadline day. But the 26-year-old has struggled to make an impact under Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, so far this season. The midfielder was hauled off at halftime during his Premier League debut against Aston Villa last month. Speaking on Niguez’s slow start at Chelsea, Alonso told Cadena SER: “Well, he’s a newcomer. “He’s in the adaptation phase, but he is a great player and he is going to be very good for us.” Niguez will hope to feature for Chelsea in their next game against Brentford after the international break.
Tottenham winger Gil replaces Llorente in Spain squad for Nations’ League finals following injury to Atletico star
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Tottenham winger Gil replaces Llorente in Spain squad for Nations’ League finals following injury to Atletico star

Spurs' £22 million ($30m) summer signing will join up with Luis Enrique's group ahead of their last four meeting with Italy in midweek Tottenham winger Bryan Gil has replaced Marcos Llorente in Spain's squad for the UEFA Nations' League finals following an injury to the Atletico Madrid star. Luis Enrique confirmed his initial 23-man squad on Thursday, with Premier League stars David De Gea, Robert Sanchez, Cesar Azpilicueta, Sergio Reguilon, Marcos Alonso, Rodri and Ferran Torres all making the cut. Gil has now been added to that list after the withdrawal of Llorente, who picked up a thigh problem in Atletico's 2-0 Liga victory over Barcelona on Saturday.  
Chelsea Defender, Alonso to Stop taking the Knee before matches
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Chelsea Defender, Alonso to Stop taking the Knee before matches

Chelsea defender, Marcos Alonso, has confirmed he will no longer take a knee before matches. According to the Spaniard, the anti-racism gesture is “losing strength”. Alonso says he will instead point to the ‘No Room for Racism’ badge on his sleeve. “I am fully against racism and I’m against every type of discrimination, and I just prefer to put my finger to the badge where it says no to racism, like they do in some other sports and football in other countries,” Alonso said. Following the resumption of Premier League football after a COVID-19 enforced break last year, players, officials and staff have been taking a knee before kick-off to show support for the movement for racial equality. When asked whether or not his decision to stop taking the knee had anyth...
EPL: Herrera hails Tuchel for Rescuing two Chelsea players from Lampard
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EPL: Herrera hails Tuchel for Rescuing two Chelsea players from Lampard

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder, Ander Herrera, has given Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, credit for saving the careers of two players in his squad since taking over from former coach, Frank Lampard in January. The players are Antonio Rudiger and Marcos Alonso. Rudiger and Alonso had fallen down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge towards the end of Lampard’s reign as manager. Both players came back into the reckoning after Tuchel replaced Lampard and proceeded to help Chelsea win the Champions League and finish fourth in the Premier League last season. “I simply thought that this is football, that eight months before, we lost the same final with him [Thomas Tuchel] in the dugout,” Herrera told Marca. “This showed that this game is a mystery, and no other spo...
Alonso gives Verdict on Saul Niguez’s move to Chelsea
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Alonso gives Verdict on Saul Niguez’s move to Chelsea

Chelsea defender, Marcos Alonso has given his verdict on the club’s new signing, Saul Niguez. Chelsea completed their loan deal to sign Saul from Atletico Madrid on deadline day. They also have the option to make the Spain midfielder stay at Stamford Bridge permanently for £30 million next summer. Saul is in line to make his debut for Chelsea against Aston Villa after the international break, having already trained with some of his new teammates. Saul helped Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid team win the LaLiga ahead of Real Madrid and Barcelona last season. The 26-year-old Spain international is slightly out of favour in Simeone’s team and so, had to jump on the opportunity to leave the club on loan. “I know Saul from the national team, and also we shared a ma...
Tuchel names Chelsea squad to face Arsenal at Emirates
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Tuchel names Chelsea squad to face Arsenal at Emirates

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

Former Chelsea striker, Tony Cascarino, has given manager, Thomas Tuchel, credit for reviving the careers of three players of his squad since taking over from former coach, Frank Lampard in January. The players are Christian Pulisic, Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta. Cascarino believes Tuchel needs to be credited with getting the best out of his current squad and for his decision-making in the summer transfer market. Tuchel has transformed Chelsea since his arrival at Stamford Bridge, taking a disjointed set of talented players and creating a unit that gets the best out of the collective squad. Under Tuchel, Chelsea won the 2020/21 Champions League last season and also finished in fourth position. The German also led Chelsea to victory in the Super Cup final ...
EPL: Lukaku reacts to Chelsea’s 3-0 win against Crystal Palace
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EPL: Lukaku reacts to Chelsea’s 3-0 win against Crystal Palace

Chelsea new signing, Romelu Lukaku, has reacted to the Blues’ Premier League 3-0 win against Crystal Palace on Saturday. Chelsea defeated Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge, thanks to goals from Marcos Alonso, Christian Pulisic and Trevoh Chalobah. Lukaku was certainly happy with the performance of his new team-mates as Chelsea beat Crystal Palace at home in their first Premier League campaign this season. The Belgium international took to his Instagram Twitter handle after the match to hail Chelsea players. “Well done boys! Good start!” Lukaku tweeted. DAILY POST reports that Lukaku completed his £97.5million move to Chelsea from Inter Milan earlier this week, but wasn’t able to be involved in the game against Crystal Palace. Instead, the striker had to watch on as Thomas...
Lukaku reacts to Chelsea’s 3-0 win against Crystal Palace
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Lukaku reacts to Chelsea’s 3-0 win against Crystal Palace

Chelsea new signing, Romelu Lukaku, has reacted to the Blues’ Premier League 3-0 win against Crystal Palace on Saturday. Chelsea defeated Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge, thanks to goals from Marcos Alonso, Christian Pulisic and Trevoh Chalobah. Lukaku was certainly happy with the performance of his new team-mates as Chelsea beat Crystal Palace at home in their first Premier League campaign this season. The Belgium international took to his Instagram Twitter handle after the match to hail Chelsea players. “Well done boys! Good start!” Lukaku tweeted. DAILY POST reports that Lukaku completed his £97.5million move to Chelsea from Inter Milan earlier this week, but wasn’t able to be involved in the game against Crystal Palace. Instead, the striker had to watch on as Thom...
UEFA Super Cup final: Chelsea confirms squad for Villarreal clash, make changes
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UEFA Super Cup final: Chelsea confirms squad for Villarreal clash, make changes

Chelsea on Tuesday confirmed their squad to face Villarreal in the UEFA Super Cup final on Wednesday night. Chelsea named 24 players to tackle Villarreal in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in a post via their website. Recall that Thomas Tuchel’s side had released a 26-man squad for the Villarreal clash. Chelsea won the Champions League last season, while Villarreal won the Europa League. Below is Chelsea’s squad against Villarreal; Kepa Arrizabalaga, Toni Rudiger, Marcos Alonso, Andreas Christensen, Jorginho, Thiago Silva, N’Golo Kante, Tammy Abraham, Christian Pulisic, Timo Werner, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Marcus Bettinelli, Trevoh Chalobah, Kurt Zouma, Edouard Mendy, Mateo Kovacic, Mason Mount, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Ben Chilwell, Hakim Ziyech, Reece James, Cesar Azpilicueta, Kai H...
Chelsea prepare new Lukaku bid of up to €130m
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Chelsea prepare new Lukaku bid of up to €130m

The Blues are ready to step up their pursuit of the Inter striker, and Aston Villa target Tammy Abraham could be sold to make room Chelsea are preparing a new bid for Inter striker Romelu Lukaku of up to €130 million (£111m/$154m), Goal can confirm. Lukaku is being tipped to return to Stamford Bridge this summer as Thomas Tuchel seeks to bolster his attacking options at Chelsea ahead of his first full season in charge. Goal has reported that the Blues have already seen an opening offer of €100m (£85m/$119m) for the Belgian rejected , which included Spanish full-back, Marcos Alonso, as a potential makeweight.
Inter Milan give Chelsea price they will sell Lukaku after €100m offer
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Inter Milan give Chelsea price they will sell Lukaku after €100m offer

Inter Milan would sell Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea if they receive an offer in the region of €120m, Goal reports. The Serie A champions have already turned down an offer of €100m. That bid included Marcos Alonso heading in the opposite direction, but Inter deemed it to fall short of their valuation for Lukaku. They are also not interested in a player-exchange deal. Lukaku is not expected to attempt to force a move as he is enjoying his time at San Siro, but he is aware of Thomas Tuchel’s project at Stamford Bridge and appreciates their status as Champions League winners. The Blues also have Erling Haaland and Harry Kane on their list of targets, but Borussia Dortmund are unwilling to sell the former during this transfer window and Tottenham H...
Chelsea offer Alonso, Cash to Inter Milan in Exchange for Lukaku
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Chelsea offer Alonso, Cash to Inter Milan in Exchange for Lukaku

Chelsea have offered Marcos Alonso plus €100million to Inter Milan in a bid to sign their striker, Romelu Lukaku. But Inter Milan, however, swiftly rejected Chelsea’s proposal. According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Chelsea have made it clear they would be prepared to part with €100m plus Alonso in order to bring their former player Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge, but their attempts to reach an agreement with Inter have so far been unsuccessful. The report added that the Blues could return with a follow-up offer for Lukaku. However, it would be left up to the Belgium international to decide his future if Inter Milan’s demands are met before the transfer window closes later this month. Meanwhile, Inter Milan CEO, Beppe Marotta, had said last week that Lukaku was not for sale. ...
Ziyech Scores Hat-trick as Chelsea Thrash Peterborough 6-1
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Ziyech Scores Hat-trick as Chelsea Thrash Peterborough 6-1

  Chelsea star, Hakim Ziyech, on Saturday, scored a hat-trick in his side’s pre-season friendly 6-1 win against Peterborough. Chelsea thrashed Peterborough at the club’s training base in Cobham despite missing a number of their star players. Ross Barkley was among those who made a surprise appearance for Chelsea against Peterborough, having spent last season on loan at Aston Villa. Danny Drinkwater was another player who was given a chance to impress Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, after returning from a loan spell in Turkey with Kasimpasa. The midfielder started in Tuchel’s 3-4-3 formation against Peterborough despite his last competitive game for the Blues being 1,077 days ago. Drinkwater was also joined in the squad that includes the likes of Trevoh Chalobah, ...
Mendy and Ziyech begin 2021-22 pre-season training with Chelsea
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Mendy and Ziyech begin 2021-22 pre-season training with Chelsea

The African stars are back with the Blues as Thomas Tuchel’s men start their preparations for next season Edouard Mendy and Hakim Ziyech have started training with Chelsea ahead of the 2021-22 season. The Senegal and Morocco internationals were part of the Blues’ 28 players involved at the squad’s Surrey training base on Monday afternoon. The duo joined the likes of Tammy Abraham, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Tammy Abraham, Marcos Alonso and Tino Anjorin who all reported on Friday.
Chelsea continue Hakimi hunt by offering Alonso and Zappacosta in attempt to reduce Inter asking price
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Chelsea continue Hakimi hunt by offering Alonso and Zappacosta in attempt to reduce Inter asking price

The Blues have a lot of players they can offer to Simone Inzaghi's side, who are open to selling one star this summer to ease their financial worries Chelsea are still in talks with Inter over signing Achraf Hakimi during the summer window, and are offering to swap players to reduce the price. It is understood that Blues full backs Marcos Alonso and Davide Zappacosta are among the players being offered as make-weights. Alonso has been a long-term target for the Serie A giants, while Zappacosta has put himself in the shop window after a successful loan spell at Genoa. The swap is designed to encourage Inter to drop their £68.8m (€80m/$96m) asking price for the 22-year-old, and offload some unwanted players at the same time.
Lazio Coach, Sarri names Kepa in Transfer wishlist
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Lazio Coach, Sarri names Kepa in Transfer wishlist

  New Lazio manager, Maurizio Sarri, has included Chelsea goalkeeper, Kepa Arrizabalaga, on his list of transfer targets this summer transfer window, according to Alfredo Pedulla, an Italian journalist. Sarri coached Kepa during his time at Chelsea. The Italian also included Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso and Ruben Loftus-Cheek in the list. Sarri had a great relationship with Napoli goalkeeper, Pepe Reina, but he is now willing to add Kepa to his squad ahead of next season. The 62-year-old takes over from Filippo Inzaghi, who had been with Lazio for the last five seasons. Lazio will be in the Europa League next season after finishing sixth in the Serie A table this season.
UCL final: Tuchel names Chelsea Squad to Tackle Man City in Portugal
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UCL final: Tuchel names Chelsea Squad to Tackle Man City in Portugal

  Chelsea’s squad to face Manchester City in Saturday’s Champions League final tie has been revealed. Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has named 25 players to tackle Man City at the Estádio do Dragão in Porto, Portugal. Tuchel released the list in a post via Chelsea’s website on Friday. Chelsea had eliminated Real Madrid from the Champions League semi-final, while Man City knocked PSG out of the competition earlier this month. The Blues head to the game following a 2-1 defeat to Aston Villa on the final day of the Premier League campaign, while Pep Guardiola’s side whitewashed Everton 5-0. Below is Chelsea’s squad against Man City: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Antonio Rudiger, Marcos Alonso, Andreas Christensen, Jorginho, Thiago Silva, N’Golo Kante, Tammy Abraham, Christ...
FA Cup Final: Tuchel Names Chelsea Squad to Face Leicester City [Full List]
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FA Cup Final: Tuchel Names Chelsea Squad to Face Leicester City [Full List]

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has named his squad to face Leicester City in the FA Cup final on Saturday evening. The German is looking to win his first trophy with the Blues, after only replacing Frank Lampard in January. If the Blues see off Brendan Rodgers’ men, they would have won the FA Cup for the ninth time in their history. Ahead of kick-off this evening, Tuchel has already confirmed that both Kepa Arrizabalaga and N’Golo Kante will start for the Blues. Meanwhile, Croatian midfielder, Mateo Kovacic is back and available for selection, after missing the last nine games with a hamstring injury. Full Chelsea squad available to face Leicester: Goalkeepers: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Willy Caballero & Edouard Mendy. Defenders: Reece James, Cesar Azpilicu...
Ziyech: Chelsea like to play against strong teams after confidence-boosting win over Man City
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Ziyech: Chelsea like to play against strong teams after confidence-boosting win over Man City

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

Chelsea left-back, Ben Chilwell, has identified teammate, Reece James, as the ‘brilliant’ player following the Blues’ 2-1 win over Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday. Marcos Alonso’s late goal gave Thomas Tuchel’s side all three points against Man City at Etihad. Hakim Ziyech had cancelled Raheem Sterling’s opener for Pep Guardiola’s men against Chelsea. But Chilwell, who was rested on Saturday, still took time to recognise the influential display of James. He wrote on Twitter: “Thought this guy was brilliant tonight Reece James!” The victory against Man City means Chelsea are now in the third position on the Premier League table with 64 points from 35 matches. Chelsea’s next match is against Arsenal on Wednesday.
EPL: Aguero Apologizes for ‘Bad Decision’ During Man City’s 2-1 Defeat to Chelsea
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EPL: Aguero Apologizes for ‘Bad Decision’ During Man City’s 2-1 Defeat to Chelsea

  Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero, has penned a public apology to his team-mates, staff and fans of the club, after missing a penalty in their 2-1 defeat to Chelsea on Saturday. In a tweet on Saturday night, Aguero described his attempt to chip Eduoard Mendy as a “bad decision”. The Premier League leaders were already one goal up thanks to Raheem Sterling. Aguero, who is leaving City this summer, had the chance to make it 2-0 just before half time, but shot tamely at Mendy. Chelsea scored through Hakim Ziyech and Marcos Alonso to turn the game around and win. “I would like to apologise to my teammates, staff and supporters for missing the penalty. “It was a bad decision and I take full responsibility,” Aguero wrote.
Man City vs Chelsea: Thomas Tuchel Gives Verdict on Raheem Sterling’s Foul on Werner
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Man City vs Chelsea: Thomas Tuchel Gives Verdict on Raheem Sterling’s Foul on Werner

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, believes Raheem Sterling was fortunate to stay on the field after a late foul on Timo Werner during Chelsea’s 2-1 victory against Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday. Goals from Hakim Ziyech and Marcos Alonso gave Chelsea all three points against Man City as Sterling’s first-half goal was not enough to give Pep Guardiola’s side a point at Etihad. Sterling made a late high foul on Werner, but after a VAR check, they stayed with referee Anthony Taylor’s initial decision of a yellow card. When asked about his thoughts on Sterling demanding a penalty after being involved in a clash with Kurt Zouma in the second half during the encounter, Tuchel said at his post-match press conference, “I only saw it live and I was in fear that h...
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...
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 ...
Tuchel Names Chelsea’s Premier League Squad to Face Fulham
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Tuchel Names Chelsea’s Premier League Squad to Face Fulham

  Chelsea’s squad to face Fulham in today’s English Premier League, EPL, tie has been revealed. According to Football London, Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has named a 22-man squad to tackle Fulham at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea head to the game following a 1-1 draw with Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final first-leg encounter last Tuesday. Tuchel’s men are currently in the fourth position on the Premier League table with 58 points from 33 games. Below is Chelsea’s squad against Fulham: Goalkeepers: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Willy Caballero, Edouard Mendy. Defenders: Marcos Alonso, Andreas Christensen, Thiago Silva, Kurt Zouma, Ben Chilwell, Reece James, Cesar Azpilicueta, Emerson Palmieri. Midfielders: Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Mason Mount, Hakim Ziyech, B...
West Ham vs Chelsea: Thomas Tuchel’s squad for EPL clash at London Stadium confirmed
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West Ham vs Chelsea: Thomas Tuchel’s squad for EPL clash at London Stadium confirmed

  Chelsea’s squad to face West Ham United in today’s English Premier League, EPL, tie has been revealed. According to Football London, Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has named 24 players to tackle West Ham at the London Stadium. Chelsea head to the game after playing a goalless draw with Brighton in their previous Premier League encounter last Tuesday. Chelsea’s full squad against West Ham includes: Goalkeepers: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Willy Caballero and Edouard Mendy. Defenders: Reece James, Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen, Thiago Silva, Kurt Zouma, Ben Chilwell, Marcos Alonso and Emerson. Midfielders: Callum Hudson-Odoi, Hakim Ziyech, Christian Pulisic, N’Golo Kante, Billy Gilmour, Mason Mount, Kai Havertz, Faustino Anjorin and Jorginho....
Chelsea vs Man City: Tuchel Names Squad for FA Cup semi-final
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Chelsea vs Man City: Tuchel Names Squad for FA Cup semi-final

  Chelsea will take on Manchester City for a place in this year’s FA Cup final on Saturday. This is the second semi-final the Blues will be featuring in. Earlier this week, they saw off FC Porto and will face Real Madrid in the Champions League last four. Mateo Kovacic missed that game, after picking up an injury in training and will miss the City encounter at Wembley. Defender Andreas Christensen is also out with hamstring injury. N’Golo Kante has been given the ‘green light’ though to play 90 minutes. Goalkeepers: Edouard Mendy, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Willy Caballero Defenders: Antonio Rudiger, Marcos Alonso, Thiago Silva, Kurt Zouma, Reece James, Cesar Azpilicueta, Ben Chilwell, Emerson Palmieri Midfielders: Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Hakim Ziyech, Kai Havertz,...
Chelsea vs Porto: Tuchel names Squad for Champions League Second-leg tie
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Chelsea vs Porto: Tuchel names Squad for Champions League Second-leg tie

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has named his side’s squad to face FC Porto in the Champions League quarter-final second-leg tie on Tuesday night. Tuchel released a 23-man squad that will tackle Porto at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium in Seville, Spain. Chelsea had won Porto 2-0 in the first-leg last week. The Bleus head to the game following a 4-1 win against Crystal Palace in the Premier League last weekend. Chelsea’s squad against Porto: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Antonio Rudiger, Marcos Alonso, Andreas Christensen, Jorginho, Thiago Silva, N’Golo Kante, Tammy Abraham Christian Pulisic, Timo Werner, Willy Caballero, Kurt Zouma, Edouard Mendy, Mateo Kovacic, Olivier Giroud, Mason Mount, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Ben Chilwell, Hakim Ziyech, Reece James, Cesar Azpilicueta, Kai Havertz a...
Porto vs Chelsea: Tuchel announces strong squad for Champions League tie
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Porto vs Chelsea: Tuchel announces strong squad for Champions League tie

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has named a strong squad to face FC Porto in the Champions League quarter-final’s first-leg tie on Wednesday night. Tuchel released a 23-man squad that has the likes of N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic and Mason Mount to lead the midfield for the Blues against Porto at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium in Seville, Spain. Chelsea had knocked Atlético Madrid out from the Champions League last-16 in March, while Porto eliminated Juventus. Tuchel’s side head to the game after losing 5-2 to West Brom in the Premier League on Saturday at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea’s squad against Porto: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Toni Rudiger, Marcos Alonso, Andreas Christensen, Jorginho, Thiago Silva, N’Golo Kante, Tammy Abraham, Christian Pulisic, Timo Werner, Willy C...
Marcos Alonso Opens up on Rudiger’s Fight with Kepa
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Marcos Alonso Opens up on Rudiger’s Fight with Kepa

  Chelsea defender, Marcos Alonso, has opened up on fellow teammates, Antonio Rudiger’s fight with Kepa Arrizabalaga. Rudiger and Kepa were involved in an altercation at Chelsea’s training ground after their Premier League 5-2 shock defeat to West Brom over the weekend. Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, had sent Rudiger away from training on Easter Day after a fight with Kepa. Tuchel dismissed Rudiger to calm him down after pushing and shoving with Kepa. However, reacting to the development ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League tie with Porto, Alonso played down the training ground bust-up between Rudiger and Kepa by saying it was “good for the team”. “These are things that happen,” Alonso told INSPORTS. “This shows the level of competition there is in the team, t...
Chelsea vs West Brom: Tuchel’s Squad for EPL Clash Confirmed [Full list]
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Chelsea vs West Brom: Tuchel’s Squad for EPL Clash Confirmed [Full list]

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, will be without midfielder, N’Golo Kante, when they host West Brom in the Premier League on Saturday. Kante picked up a hamstring injury while on international break with France. However, Thiago Silva will be available for selection. The Blues occupy fourth spot in the table and are facing pressure from a host of teams, including Everton, West Ham United and Liverpool, to keep hold of that final Champions League place. The kick-off time for the Chelsea vs West Brom match is 12.30 pm. Full Chelsea squad available to face West Brom: Goalkeepers: Edouard Mendy, Kepa Arrizabalaga & Willy Caballero. Defenders: Reece James, Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger, Kurt Zouma, Andreas Christensen, Ben Chilwell, Marcos Alonso & ...
Chelsea vs Atlético Madrid: Tuchel’s Squad for Champions League Clash Confirmed [Full list]
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Chelsea vs Atlético Madrid: Tuchel’s Squad for Champions League Clash Confirmed [Full list]

Chelsea’s squad to face Atletico Madrid in tonight’s Champions League last-16 second-leg tie has been revealed. According to Football London, Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has named a 20-man squad to tackle Atlético Madrid at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea head to the match after beating Diego Simeone’s side 1-0 in the first leg last month in Bucharest, Romania. Tuchel’s men are currently in the 4th position on the Premier League table with 51 points from 29 matches. Chelsea’s full squad against Atletico Madrid: Goalkeepers: Edouard Mendy, Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero. Defenders: Reece James, Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger, Kurt Zouma, Andreas Christensen, Ben Chilwell, Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri. Midfielders: Hakim Ziyech, Callum Hudson-Odoi, N’Golo ...
Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea: Thomas Tuchel’s Squad for Champions League Clash Confirmed
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Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea: Thomas Tuchel’s Squad for Champions League Clash Confirmed

Chelsea’s squad to face Atletico Madrid in the Champions League round of 16, first-leg tie in Bucharest, Romania has been confirmed. Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, released a list of 23 players to tackle Atletico Madrid in a post via the club’s official website on Monday evening. Tuchel’s men head to the game following a 1-1 draw with Southampton in the Premier League over the weekend, while Atletico Madrid lost 2-0 at home against Levante in the La Liga. The kick-off time for Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea is 9 pm. Chelsea’s squad against Atletico Madrid: Kepa Arrizabalaga Antonio Rudiger Marcos Alonso Andreas Christensen Jorginho N’Golo Kante Tammy Abraham Christian Pulisic Timo Werner Willy Caballero Kurt Zouma Edouard Mendy Mateo Kova...
Chelsea vs Newcastle: Thomas Tuchel’s Squad for EPL Clash Confirmed
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Chelsea vs Newcastle: Thomas Tuchel’s Squad for EPL Clash Confirmed

  Chelsea’s squad to face Newcastle United in tonight’s Premier League tie has been made public. According to Football London, Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has named a 24-man squad to tackle Newcastle at Stamford Bridge. Tuchel’s men head to the match after beating Barnsley 1-0 in the FA Cup in their previous fixture last Thursday. Chelsea are currently in the 5th position on the Premier League table with 39 points from 23 matches. Chelsea’s full squad against Newcastle: Goalkeepers: Edouard Mendy, Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero. Defenders: Reece James, Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger, Kurt Zouma, Andreas Christensen, Ben Chilwell, Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri. Midfielders: Hakim Ziyech, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kova...
Barnsley vs Chelsea: Tuchel’s Men Complete FA Cup Quarter-final Line-up
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Barnsley vs Chelsea: Tuchel’s Men Complete FA Cup Quarter-final Line-up

  Chelsea became the last team to qualify for this year’s FA Cup quarter-final, thanks to a narrow 1-0 win against Barnsley on Thursday. Tammy Abraham tapped in Reece James’ cross in the second half, to see off the battling Championship side. Thomas Tuchel made as much as 10 changes to his team from the Sheffield United win and they struggled to find their rhythm. Barnsley took advantage of that and created the better early chances. However, Tuchel changed his side’s shape after the break, bringing on James to replace Marcos Alonso and centre half Antonio Rudiger for Andreas Christensen, switching to four in defence. The win was the fourth in five games for Chelsea since Tuchel assumed duty Chelsea will now face Sheffield United for a place in the semi-final....
Champions League Squad Ahead of Atletico Madrid tie [Full list]
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Champions League Squad Ahead of Atletico Madrid tie [Full list]

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has released a 25-man list for the Champions League knockout stages. The west London Blues face LaLiga giants, Atletico Madrid in the knockout stages of the competition after finishing top of their group. The first leg takes place on February 23, in Madrid while the second leg comes up in Stamford Bridge on March 17 Two names have been removed from the first being Fikayo Tomori who joined AC Milan on loan and Ian Maatsen after his loan move to Charlton Athletic. Young duo, Nigerian-born Tino Anjorin, and Henry Lawrence have made the knockout squad. The list also has Billy Gilmour, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Mason Mount all included on List B. Here is the confirmed squad list in full: List A: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Antonio Rudiger, Marcos Alonso,...
Lampard Ready to Sell Kante, six Others as Chelsea eye Havertz deal
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Lampard Ready to Sell Kante, six Others as Chelsea eye Havertz deal

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, would be willing to sell N’Golo Kante, in order to raise money to complete other deals, the UK Times reports. The Blues have already sealed moves for Hakim Ziyech from Ajax and Timo Werner from RB Leipzig ahead of next season. However, Lampard would have to sacrifice some members of his current squad, if he wants to bring in more new faces. Kante arrived at Stamford Bridge in 2016 from Leicester City and has become of the key players at the club. However, his future is now in doubt, with Chelsea very keen on signing Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen. Others at risk include Marcos Alonso, Baba Rahman, Kurt Zouma, Andreas Christensen, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Michy Batshuayi. Havertz will cost around £75m, but is believed to favour a ...
Chelsea Put up Four Players for Sale
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Chelsea Put up Four Players for Sale

'Chelsea is ready to sell at least four players this summer, as it looks to oversee a huge squad overhaul ahead of next season. According to The Times, Chelsea wants to raise funds by offloading some of its defenders, Marcos Alonso, Emerson Palmieri, Kurt Zouma and Andreas Christensen this summer. Frank Lampard’s side is keen to sign Leicester City left-back, Ben Chilwell this summer’s transfer window. Chilwell has been heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge at the end of the season. Meanwhile, former Chelsea defender, Ashley Cole, has since advised the club to prioritise a move for Chilwell this summer. “I would love to see Chilwell here,” Cole told talkSPORT. I think he’s a quality player. “I have heard he’s a Chelsea fan so yes I would like to see hi...
7 Players Lampard wants to Leave Chelsea Revealed
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7 Players Lampard wants to Leave Chelsea Revealed

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, is reportedly ready to sell seven (7) players, to help fund a summer rebuild, according to Mirror UK. The players are Pedro, Willian, Marcos Alonso, Jorginho, Kurt Zouma, Ross Barkley, and Michy Batshuayi. Chelsea are keen to fund a move for RB Leipzig striker, Timo Werner transfer and two more signings this summer’s transfer window. The Blues are already favourite to land Werner at the end of the season. The West London club is also interested in Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell, and Sassuolo’s Jeremie Boga as Lampard looks to strengthen his squad ahead of next season. However, Pedro is keen to leave Stamford Bridge. AS Roma are in pole position to sign the former Barcelona winger. Willian is also set to part company...
Bournemouth 2-2 Chelsea, Marcos Alonso Scored Twice To Save Blues
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Bournemouth 2-2 Chelsea, Marcos Alonso Scored Twice To Save Blues

Chelsea had to settle for a point against Bournemouth after Marcos Alonso's brace cancelled out an early second-half storm from the hosts. Marcos Alonso opened the scoring in the 33rd minute, powering it into the roof of the net. A header from Jefferson Lerma and a tap-in from Josh King were two sufficient for the Cherries to claim 4 points against Chelsea this season. But Marcos Alonso scored the closing goal of the game after he reacted quickest to Aaron Ramsdale's save and headed home to clinch an equaliser in the closing moments. Willy Caballero kept Chelsea in the game early on after a terrible begin from the visitors, with a few quality saves to deny Bournemouth. But Frank Lampard's side grew into the game and located themselves in advance in the 33rd minute. ...
Lampard Admits Chelsea Might not Finish in Top Four, Blasts Payers after 2-2 draw with Bournemouth
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Lampard Admits Chelsea Might not Finish in Top Four, Blasts Payers after 2-2 draw with Bournemouth

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has criticized his attackers for not contributing enough goals, after Marcos Alonso’s brace salvaged a 2-2 draw with Bournemouth on Saturday. Alonso gave the Blues the lead, before the hosts fought back to take a 2-1 lead. It was the Spaniard who scored again for Lampard’s men with five minutes left, as they avoided defeat at the Vitality Stadium. “We should win, we had many chances. We had a bad 10-minute spell where they scored and that I don’t like. I’m pleased with the character to get a draw but we should win the game. “Against Bayern we conceded twice in a short space of time, it’s not the first time. Could it be a lack of concentration? Possibly from the players. “People talk about the defence but if you are 1-0 up and leave teams i...
Lampard Singles Two Chelsea Players out for Praise after 2-1 Win Over Tottenham
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Lampard Singles Two Chelsea Players out for Praise after 2-1 Win Over Tottenham

Chelsea Manager, Frank Lampard, has praised Mason Mount and Ross Barkley, following their 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. Mount has gone 15 games without a goal and was dropped for the 2-0 defeat to Manchester United on Monday. However, Lampard started the 21-year-old against Spurs. Olivier Giroud, Barkley and Marcos Alonso were all brought back in and all three players were involved in the goal, which eventually proved decisive. “It was a great goal for different reasons. “Mason’s run (was important). Mason’s performance, I hope that gets digested properly afterwards. “A lot of people talk about Mason and his goals but his work rate and his sharpness in his game today was unbelievable. “Ross, I shouldn’t leave him out because he was similar today. He h...
Mourinho Reveals Why Tottenham Lost 2-1 to Chelsea
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Mourinho Reveals Why Tottenham Lost 2-1 to Chelsea

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has admitted it is hard for his team to come back and win, if they concede the first goal in a game. Mourinho took his Spurs side to Chelsea on Saturday and they were beaten 2-1. Olivier Giroud opened scoring in the first half, before Marcos Alonso added a second, finishing off a flowing move. Antonio Rudiger’s own goal halved the deficit, but Chelsea saw out the game to open a four-point gap in fourth place. Mourinho told MOTD: “I’m very proud of the players, they gave absolutely everything. We don’t have a striker. Our attacking players are not strikers and are in huge levels of fatigue, so very, very difficult for us. No tactical problems, [we were] completely in control of the space, punished by a couple of individual mistakes. ...
Controversy as VAR Chief Claims Lo Celso Should Have Seen Red Card Against Chelsea
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Controversy as VAR Chief Claims Lo Celso Should Have Seen Red Card Against Chelsea

There was more Video Assistant Referee (VAR) controversy on Saturday, as Tottenham Hotspur’s Lo Celso escaped a red card for a stamp on Cesar Azpilicueta. VAR official, David Coote, decided that the playmaker had accidentally stepped on Azpilicueta. It led to an angry reaction from Blues boss, Frank Lampard and the crowd inside Stamford Bridge. However, VAR chiefs have now admitted Coote got the big call wrong. “We have been speaking to Stockley Park who have admitted they got the decision wrong and Lo Celso should have been sent off,” BT Sport pundit, Jake Humphrey, tweeted. Olivier Giroud and Marcos Alonso scored for Chelsea before Spurs halved the deficit. Thanks to an Antonio Rudiger own goal.
Chelsea 2-1 Tottenham, Olivier Giroud And Marcos Alonso On Target
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Chelsea 2-1 Tottenham, Olivier Giroud And Marcos Alonso On Target

Olivier Giroud returned to the starting XI and the scoresheet in the nick of time for Chelsea, inspiring a valuable win against Tottenham. Chelsea reinforced their grip on fourth vicinity in the Premier League with a much-needed 2-1 win over opponents Tottenham as Olivier Giroud scored his first club goal since August. Frank Lampard's men were four without a win in the top flight coming into this conflict at Stamford Bridge and had seen their advantage over Spurs cut to just a point in the conflict for the Champions League places. But former manager Jose Mourinho ought to no longer inflict a in addition setback on the Blues, as Giroud, who had a goal disallowed in opposition to Manchester United on Monday, made the most of his first league start of 2020. Marcos Alonso - any...
Chelsea Get Major Boost Ahead of Arsenal Clash
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Chelsea Get Major Boost Ahead of Arsenal Clash

  Chelsea have been handed a major boost ahead of their Premier League clash with Arsenal on Tuesday night at Stamford Bridge. This is after Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard confirmed in his pre-match press conference on Monday that defenders, Reece James and Marcos Alonso are in contention to feature against Mikel Arteta’s men following their recovery from injuries. “Reece has got an injury to the back of the knee,” Lampard said as quoted by Football London. “Not as bad as it could have been. He’s in contention for tomorrow, but we will decide tomorrow. He has had an [ankle] injury at the beginning of the season. Hopefully he will be back tomorrow.” “Yes, Alonso is back fit,” Lampard added. “This league is so competitive. I know that they are a good team with ...
Chelsea Set To Sign 60m Pounds Bayern Munich David Alaba
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Chelsea Set To Sign 60m Pounds Bayern Munich David Alaba

Chelsea are keen on a £60m move for Bayern Munich defender, David Alaba, according to the Sunday Mirror. Blues boss, Frank Lampard, is looking to strengthen the left side of his defence in the January transfer window. Lampard has been left unimpressed by his options in Emerson Palmieri and Marcos Alonso. Alaba, 27, has less than two years remaining on his deal with Bayern and Chelsea are ready to tempt him to move to England. Alaba has made over 360 appearances for Bayern and is one of the most versatile members of their squad, having been played at left-back and in central defence this season. Speaking about his future last month, the Austrian said: “I can imagine both: staying here or taking a different route. “At the moment, however, we have goals here and I want to achieve th...
Orangutan Shakes, Hugs And Pecks Chelsea Player, Marcos Alonso
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Orangutan Shakes, Hugs And Pecks Chelsea Player, Marcos Alonso

This video of Orangutan with Marcos Alonso will surely make your day. In the video which have gone viral online shows the moment Orangutan shows love to the Chelsea player who happens to meet one of his animal fan Orangutan. Though in the video the Chelsea player was at first afraid but picked courage to meet the animal, who happens to shook hands, hugged the player before giving him a peg. This love Orangutan shows to Alonso is cool, Find yourself someone who loves you as much as this Orangutan loves Marcos Alonso.   View this post on Instagram   Find you someone who loves you as much as this Orangutan loves Marcos Alonso. #Chelseafc, #thenaijafame A post shared by Thenaijafame (@thenaijafame)...
Man City Hoping To Beat Barca To Griezmann
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Man City Hoping To Beat Barca To Griezmann

Antoine Griezmann to Barcelona is not a done deal and Manchester City are among the clubs looking to sign the France star, according to Sport. The forward has a €200 million release clause, which drops to €120m on July 1, and City, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern are all interested. Barcelona do not want a bidding war for Griezmann, so they will pull out of a deal if he does not openly signal his desire to move to the Liga champions soon. Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha would be prepared to re-join Manchester United this summer, and snub Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund in the process, according to The Telegraph. The Eagles have set their asking price at £100m, with United mulling over a move for a player they initially signed for £10million in 2013. Zaha left Old trafford ...

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