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Chelsea Ready To Sell Abraham For £40m To Fund Haaland Transfer
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Chelsea Ready To Sell Abraham For £40m To Fund Haaland Transfer

Chelsea are reportedly ready to sell Tammy Abraham for £40million as Thomas Tuchel looks to fund a move for Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland. According to The Telegraph Haaland is top of Tuchel’s shopping list this summer. But the 20-year-old could cost upwards of £100million after netting 53 goals in just 56 games. And Chelsea need to free up space in their squad, as well as the wage budget, to get a deal over the line. It’s believed academy star Abraham, 23, will be allowed to leave Stamford Bridge for around £40m. West Ham are known to be keen on the England international, who has 30 goals in 81 games for the Blues. Abraham has fallen way down the pecking order since Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard in January. And he is set to be joined out the door by fel...
Tuchel Explains why he Substituted Havertz, Werner against Porto
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Tuchel Explains why he Substituted Havertz, Werner against Porto

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has given reasons he took off Timo Werner and Kai Havertz, during their 2-0 win at FC Porto in the Champions League quarter-final. The Blues returned home with a commanding lead from the first leg of the game. Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell got the goals, while it was another miserable outing for Werner and Havertz. Werner was replaced by Olivier Giroud and Havertz by Christian Pulisic. “At the time I accepted that it was a tough match for Timo and Kai today, they didn’t have their best day. “We did not deliver so good, so the connection between the seven and the front three wasn’t there. The balls we delivered weren’t the best balls. “Also, I could feel that our two German players, Kai and Timo, didn’t play at their highest level so I wa...
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.
Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid: Llorente Issues Warning to Tuchel’s Men
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Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid: Llorente Issues Warning to Tuchel’s Men

  Atletico Madrid striker, Marcos Llorente, has warned Chelsea that the LaLiga leaders will be looking to evoke the strength of Anfield at Stamford Bridge when both teams clash in the Champions League round of 16, second-leg tie on Wednesday night. Chelsea defeated Atletico Madrid 1-0 in the first-leg in Bucharest last month, thanks to Olivier Giroud’s stunning goal. But Diego Simeone’s men are more than familiar with coming from behind, stunning Liverpool last season in the Champions League round 16 second-leg fixture after going behind at Anfield in extra time, despite taking a one-goal lead from the first-leg. On that evening, Atletico scored three goals in extra-time to progress to the last-8, and the scorer of two of those goals, Llorente, believes his side will d...
Chelsea Will not Win Title With Giroud, Abraham as their Two Centre Forwards – Paul Merson
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Chelsea Will not Win Title With Giroud, Abraham as their Two Centre Forwards – Paul Merson

  Chelsea will not win the English Premier League title with Olivier Giroud and Tammy Abraham as their two centre forwards. This claim was made by Arsenal hero, Paul Merson. Merson said this ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League home clash against Manchester United on Sunday evening at Stamford Bridge. “I have said all along that Chelsea are set up for three at the back. But it’s going to take a bit of time to get it right,” Merson wrote in his column for Daily Star. “And they are not going to win the league with Olivier Giroud and Tammy Abraham as their two centre forwards.” Chelsea are currently in the fifth position on the EPL log with 43 points after 25 games. The Blues have not lost a game since Thomas Tuchel took over from Frank Lampard last January. They...
What We Will do Against Chelsea in Second Leg – Simeone
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What We Will do Against Chelsea in Second Leg – Simeone

  Atletico Madrid manager, Diego Simeone, has said they will have a lot of work to do ahead of their second leg clash with Chelsea in the Champions League. The LaLiga side lost 1-0 to Thomas Tuchel’s side on Tuesday night. Olivier Giroud scored the only goal of the match in the second half. As a result, Simeone’s side will have it all to do at Stamford Bridge in three weeks, as they seek to qualify for the quarter-final. “Looking three weeks ahead is too far. We have a lot of games until then. We will be playing against an opponent with speed and will need to be able to stop it, to deal with forwards like Giroud and other powerful players. “We need to have more of the ball and position ourselves better in attack. We’ll work on it, but we also have an important ga...
Acrobatic Giroud Gives Chelsea Advantage Over Atletico Madrid
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Acrobatic Giroud Gives Chelsea Advantage Over Atletico Madrid

Olivier Giroud's magnificent bicycle kick broke Atletico Madrid's resistance and earned Chelsea a crucial away goal on Tuesday, a 1-0 victory giving Thomas Tuchel's side a slender advantage in the Champions League last 16. Giroud's acrobatic strike was initially ruled out for offside but stood after VAR showed Mario Hermoso had got the final touch, delivering a huge blow to Atletico's hopes of reaching the quarterfinals. "I didn't know what to think about the goal, I just focused on hitting the ball," said Giroud. "I love an overhead kick and I was just pleased to see the ball hit the back of the net. I had no clue about being offside or not." Diego Simeone's side had put on a typically disciplined defensive performance until that point but Giroud's moment of genius me...
Southampton vs Chelsea: Tuchel Makes Promise to Christian Pulisic head of EPL clash
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Southampton vs Chelsea: Tuchel Makes Promise to Christian Pulisic head of EPL clash

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has promised winger, Christian Pulisic, that he will have an “important impact” on his squad ahead of their Premier League clash with Southampton on Saturday. Tuchel left Pulisic on the bench for Chelsea’s 2-0 victory against Newcastle United in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge on Monday night. Pulisic, who played under Tuchel at Borussia Dortmund, is yet to start a Premier League match since the former Paris Saint-Germain coach replaced Frank Lampard as Chelsea manager in January 2021. The 22-year-old was handed his first start in Chelsea’s 1-0 victory over Barnsley in the FA Cup fifth-round fixture last weekend but he was back on the bench against Newcastle as two goals from Olivier Giroud and Timo Werner gave Tuchel’s men all three points a...
Kepa vs Mendy: Jamie Carragher Names Chelsea’s Better Goalkeeper
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Kepa vs Mendy: Jamie Carragher Names Chelsea’s Better Goalkeeper

Former Liverpool defender, Jamie Carragher, has identified Edouard Mendy as a better goalkeeper for Chelsea ahead of Kepa Arrizabalaga. Carragher disclosed this on Monday as Kepa started ahead of Mendy in Chelsea’s 2-0 victory against Newcastle United in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge. Kepa, who Chelsea signed for £72million in 2018 from Athletic Bilbao, has played second fiddle to the Blues’ summer signing, Mendy, for much of the season. However, Tuchel handed Kepa his first Premier League start since last October on Monday night as Chelsea defeated Newcastle at home, thanks to goals from Olivier Giroud and Timo Werner. Comparing both goalkeepers, Carragher told Sky Sports: “Mendy is a better goalkeeper – we have seen that since he came in – but he’s not as good wit...
Thomas Tuchel Discloses Chelsea’s Target this Season
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Thomas Tuchel Discloses Chelsea’s Target this Season

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has disclosed that the club’s target is to finish in the top four positions on the Premier League table this season. Tuchel made this known following Chelsea’s Premier League 2-0 victory over Newcastle United on Monday night at Stamford Bridge, thanks to goals from Olivier Giroud and Timo Werner. Tuchel’s men are now in the 4th position on the Premier League table with 42 points after beating Newcastle. “Top four is the target and stays the target There are many teams behind us chasing,” Tuchel told a post-match press conference. “We had many points to recover, and it stays a big challenge because many games are coming. “We’re going to play teams from the top and bottom, every game is difficult, and we will keep fighting.” Chelse...
EPL table: Werner Scores as Chelsea climb into fourth place after Newcastle win
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EPL table: Werner Scores as Chelsea climb into fourth place after Newcastle win

  Chelsea defeated Newcastle United 2-0 on Monday night, to move up to fourth position on the Premier League table. It was the Blues’ fourth league victory in a row under its new manager, Thomas Tuchel. Olivier Giroud put Chelsea 1-0 with a simple finish from inside the box. Timo Werner then ended his goal drought which lasted 100 days, as Tuchel’s men won comfortably at Stamford Bridge. Werner had replaced Tammy Abraham who was injured early in the game. Tuchel gave out-of-favour goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga his first league start since mid-October and the Spaniard saved well from a Joe Willock header in the 75th minute. However, he had little to do as Chelsea kept their fourth clean sheet in five league games under Tuchel.
Southampton vs Chelsea: Tuchel Provides Fresh Injury Update on Tammy Abraham
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Southampton vs Chelsea: Tuchel Provides Fresh Injury Update on Tammy Abraham

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has provided the latest injury update on striker, Tammy Abraham, ahead of his side’s away Premier League clash with Southampton on Saturday. Abraham hobbled off the pitch during Chelsea’s 2-0 victory over Newcastle United on Monday at Stamford Bridge. The 23-year-old was replaced by Olivier Giroud after 20 minutes following a challenge from Newcastle’s Jamaal Lascelles. Providing an update on Abraham, Tuchel said at a post-match press conference: “It’s serious enough he had to go. “We worry about him, and hopefully he will not miss too many matches.” The win over Newcastle means Chelsea are now in the fourth position on the log with 42 points from 24 games.
Chelsea vs Newcastle: We Need ‘Strong’ Kepa in our Squad –Thomas Tuchel
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Chelsea vs Newcastle: We Need ‘Strong’ Kepa in our Squad –Thomas Tuchel

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has insisted that the club needs a ‘strong’ Kepa Arrizabalaga, in his squad. Tuchel said this while explaining why he featured Kepa ahead of Edouard Mendy in the Blues’ Premier League clash against Newcastle United on Monday night. Tuchel said Kepa had a good game in Chelsea’s FA Cup 1-0 victory over Barnsley last Thursday. Two goals from Olivier Giroud and Timo Werner gave Tuchel’s men all three points against Newcastle at Stamford Bridge. “We need a strong Kepa in our squad,” Tuchel told reporters. “He had a good game in the cup, so we decided to give him another match to build up a little bit of rhythm and confidence and to trust him because he did very good.” “At the same time, it gives Edouard the chance to mentally recover.” Chels...
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,...
‘It’s amazing what 2,000 fans can do!’ – Lampard praises Chelsea crowd in Leeds win
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‘It’s amazing what 2,000 fans can do!’ – Lampard praises Chelsea crowd in Leeds win

The Blues boss was delighted to see his side come from behind to seal the three points at Stamford Bridge Chelsea coach Frank Lampard says his side's work on set-pieces and the return of fans to Stamford Bridge played key roles in his side's 3-1 win against Leeds on Saturday. Spectators were present to see the Blues in action for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic forced the Premier League's suspension in March and resulted in games being played behind closed doors. Chelsea had a rough start when Patrick Bamford gave Leeds the advantage, but Olivier Giroud pulled the hosts level before the half-hour mark.
Chelsea 3-1 Leeds United: Giroud and Zouma lead Blues to Premier League summit
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Chelsea 3-1 Leeds United: Giroud and Zouma lead Blues to Premier League summit

Chelsea battled back to claim a 3-1 win over Leeds United that takes them top of the Premier League. Olivier Giroud's hot goalscoring form continued as Chelsea came from behind to claim a 3-1 win over Leeds United in the Premier League on Saturday, sending the Blues top. Former Chelsea player Patrick Bamford put Leeds ahead with their first shot of the game as Chelsea were punished on the counterattack. Giroud, who scored all four of Chelsea's goals in a Champions League win over Sevilla during the week, equalised just before the half-hour with an instinctive close-range finish.
Lampard considering Giroud for Leeds clash after Sevilla masterclass
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Lampard considering Giroud for Leeds clash after Sevilla masterclass

Frank Lampard said Olivier Giroud makes Chelsea a better team after he scored all four goals in their 4-0 victory over Sevilla. Olivier Giroud staked his claim for a regular place in Chelsea's starting line-up after scoring four goals against Sevilla, according to the last player to net four in a game for the Blues, head coach Frank Lampard. Giroud scored with his left foot, right foot, his head, and netted a penalty at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan as the 34-year-old became the oldest player to score a hat-trick in the modern Champions League and the first Chelsea player to hit four since Lampard did so against Aston Villa in 2010. His performance, which followed another match-winning appearance in Chelsea's 2-1 victory over Rennes a week earlier, left Lampard unable to deny that the W...
Giroud Scores 4 Goals As Chelsea Beat Sevilla To Finish Top Of Their UCL Group Match
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Giroud Scores 4 Goals As Chelsea Beat Sevilla To Finish Top Of Their UCL Group Match

Olivier Giroud scored all four goals in a comprehensive Chelsea victory over Sevilla that ensures the Blues take top spot in Champions League Group E. The Frenchman scored early in each half with two delightful finishes after being fed by clever passes from Kai Havertz and Matteo Kovacic respectively. He completed the treble with a flicked near-post header, then converted a penalty after he was bundled over in the box. Already assured of qualification for the last 16, Chelsea made nine changes to the team that drew 0-0 with Tottenham in the Premier League on Sunday. Both Havertz and Christian Pulisic made their first Blues starts since October following illness and injury, while 19-year-old midfielder Billy Gilmour came off the bench for his first appearance of the season. ...
Twitter Erupts As Chelsea Advances To UCL Knockout Stage
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Twitter Erupts As Chelsea Advances To UCL Knockout Stage

Premier League side, Chelsea FC have qualified for the UEFA Champions League knock out stage after beating Rennes 2 - 1. Goals from Callum Hudson-Odoi and Olivier Giroud helped seal the deal for The Blues. The London club has their qualification though having two matches left of the group stage. This could definitely look like a rampage and a wake-up call for every other from Chelsea you never can tell. Timo Werner got close early in the game but failed to convert from merely five yards. Twitter has been on a roll after the game. check below FT: Rennes 1-2 Chelsea Olivier Giroud sends Chelsea to the Champions League knockout stages 🤩#UCL pic.twitter.com/8LSdmn8FH4 — Goal (@goal) November 24, 2020 We left it late, but it's THREE points in the #UCL secured.....
Giroud’s hot streak against Villa continues as Chelsea win on Premier League return
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Giroud’s hot streak against Villa continues as Chelsea win on Premier League return

The Frenchman netted an all-important winner against Dean Smith's side to ensure the Blues tighten their hold on fourth place Olivier Giroud's hot streak against Aston Villa continued as Chelsea secured a win on their return to Premier League action. The Blues picked up their first away victory of 2020 by beating Villa 2-1 in their own backyard on Saturday afternoon. Frank Lampard's side moved to within three points of third-placed Leicester City as a result, while opening up a five-point lead over Champions League qualification rivals Manchester United.
Chelsea take control of top-four race as Pulisic kickstarts crucial Villa comeback
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Chelsea take control of top-four race as Pulisic kickstarts crucial Villa comeback

Frank Lampard's side are now five points clear of fifth-place in the Premier League after coming from behind to beat Aston Villa Over the past week, all most Chelsea fans have been talking about are next season and how new £47.5 million ($59m) signing Timo Werner will fit in Stamford Bridge alongside fellow new-boy Hakim Ziyech. But on their return to action against Aston Villa after 105 days since their last competitive action, it was the club's most recent big-money signing who kickstarted a comeback that puts the Blues well in control of the race to finish in the Premier League's top-four. Christian Pulisic's close-range finish on the hour was followed two minutes later by Olivier Giroud finding the net as Frank Lampard's side recovered from falling behind against the run of play...
Lampard Reveals why he Benched Tammy Abraham for 2-1 Win at Aston Villa
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Lampard Reveals why he Benched Tammy Abraham for 2-1 Win at Aston Villa

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has said he left Tammy Abraham on the bench for their 2-1 win at Aston Villa because he is trying to manage his squad efficiently. Abraham and Christian Pulisic were substituted for the Blues’ first game back after the COVID-19 break. Lampard opted to start with Willian and Olivier Giroud in attack, while Ruben Loftus-Cheek also made a return from his long-term injury. “It’s very important to let the players know that this is more than ever a squad game over this period. “Certainly nobody should get their head down at not starting. We’re going to have to make subs and we’re going to need impact off the bench,” Lampard told Sky Sports. Pulisic and Giroud scored for Chelsea, as they fought back from a goal down to...
‘What the f*ck are you going to do in Scotland?’ – Giroud reveals aborted Celtic transfer after Nicollin advice
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‘What the f*ck are you going to do in Scotland?’ – Giroud reveals aborted Celtic transfer after Nicollin advice

The current Chelsea striker had the chance to line up at Parkhead at the start of his career but opted instead for a stint in the French top flight Olivier Giroud has revealed that he was close to sealing a move to Glasgow giants Celtic earlier in his career. Giroud, 33, has spent the bulk of his career at the top level in England's Premier League, enjoying successful spells at Arsenal and now Chelsea. He boasts four FA Cup winner's medals and a Europa League triumph, while also forming a key part of the France team that lifted the World Cup in 2018.
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Why I Signed New Contract with Chelsea – Olivier Giroud

Chelsea star, Olivier Giroud, has said that the effects of the coronavirus pandemic across Europe influenced his decision to sign a new contract extension with the club. Giroud signed a new deal with Chelsea that will keep him at the West London club until the end of the 2020-21 season. The 33-year-old striker also left Stamford Bridge in the January transfer window for Inter Milan, but Chelsea’s failure to find a replacement saw the France international stay for the final six months of his existing deal. “I simply seized my opportunity, and I repaid the faith that the manager, Frank Lampard, had shown in me,” Giroud told Chelsea’s website on Monday night. “That is why the club ultimately offered me the chance to continue my time at Chelsea, and I accepted because I like it...
Giroud set to remain at Chelsea as club announces contract extension
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Giroud set to remain at Chelsea as club announces contract extension

The French striker had been linked with a departure, but he is now slated to remain at Stamford Bridge through next season Chelsea have confirmed that the club has extended Olivier Giroud's contract, keeping the Frenchman at Stamford Bridge through the 2020-21 season. The extension will keep Giroud at the club for his third full season, having joined midway through the 2017-18 campaign from London rivals Arsenal. "I am delighted to continue my journey and adventure at Chelsea," Giroud said in a statement. "I can’t wait to get back to playing and enjoying competitive football with my team-mates. I’m looking forward to wearing the Chelsea shirt again, especially in front of our fans at a full Stamford Bridge, whenever it is safe to do so."
Ozil joins Chelsea stars in bid to get 60,000 face masks to Sierra Leone amid coronavirus spread
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Ozil joins Chelsea stars in bid to get 60,000 face masks to Sierra Leone amid coronavirus spread

The Arsenal playmaker has teamed up with his cross-city rivals to provide aid to the African country Arsenal's Mesut Ozil has teamed up with a group of Chelsea stars led by Antonio Rudiger to send 60,000 face masks to Sierra Leone to help in the ongoing fight against coronavirus across the world. Rudiger's parents Matthias and Lily met in the German capital of Berlin after fleeing Sierra Leone in 1991 due to the civil war but the family retain a connection to their country. The defender's Chelsea team-mates N'Golo Kante, Olivier Giroud and Callum Hudson-Odoi have all donated to the local organisations Madam Wokie and LunchBox Gift with fears that an outbreak in the impoverished state could lead to a higher death rate than in many European countries. Each player has offered $5,000...
Lizarazu insists Benzema wrong to attack Chelsea veteran Giroud
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Lizarazu insists Benzema wrong to attack Chelsea veteran Giroud

World Cup winner Bixente Lizarazu says Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema was wrong to criticise Chelsea veteran Olivier Giroud. Benzema made a controversial comment about former French teammate Giroud. Benzema had a dig at the Chelsea forward, who has been selected ahead of him in the French squad since 2015. "You don't confuse F1 with go karting. And I'm being kind. Next... and I know I'm F1," he infamously stated. Lizarazu says Giroud didn't deserve the swipe. "What he does in Madrid is extraordinary, and he can't do it with the Blues. But Giroud is paying the price (for Benzema's frustration), and he has nothing to do with it," he said.
Agent admits Giroud Chelsea future uncertain: Inter Milan…?
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Agent admits Giroud Chelsea future uncertain: Inter Milan…?

Agent Vincenzo Morabito admits the future of Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud is up in the air. Giroud is in contact with Inter Milan as his contract runs down in June. But Morabito, who has been working on the deal, says everything is undecided. He told Calciomercato.it: "Given that the seasons could be played in June and July, he could decide to stay at Chelsea for another year. "However, everything is still uncertain, between the the end of April and the beginning of May the picture could be more complete."
Spurs and Lazio looked at me but I was most interested in Inter’ – Chelsea’s Giroud opens up on January offers
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Spurs and Lazio looked at me but I was most interested in Inter’ – Chelsea’s Giroud opens up on January offers

The French international striker has revealed how close he came to completing a move away from Stamford Bridge in the winter transfer window Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has confirmed that he received offers from Tottenham and Lazio in January, while admitting that he found a potential move to Inter to reunite with Antonio Conte as his most appealing option. Giroud found regular playing time hard to come by in the first half of the season, as new head coach Frank Lampard opted for Tammy Abraham as the main centre-forward in his Blues line up. The World Cup winner is due to become a free agent in July, and was available to negotiate with any potential suitors during the last transfer window, but Chelsea were only prepared to sanction his departure if a replacement could be foun...
Chelsea Defeat Everton 4-0 to Seal Top Four Position
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Chelsea Defeat Everton 4-0 to Seal Top Four Position

Chelsea charged to their biggest Premier League win of the season and sealed their place in the top four as Mason Mount and Pedro inspired a 4-0 demolition of Everton on Sunday. Frank Lampard’s side won for just the second time in seven league games thanks to goals from Mount, Pedro, Willian and Olivier Giroud in a masterful display at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea, in fourth place, are now five points clear of fifth-placed Wolves and with nine matches to play they are in pole position to qualify for the Champions League. It was a vibrant end to a much-needed week of good news for Chelsea manager Lampard, whose side knocked out Liverpool out in the FA Cup fifth round on Tuesday. Rocked by a Champions League last 16 hammering by Bayern Munich and a series of spluttering domestic ...
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 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.
Solskjaer Speaks on Chelsea’s Disallowed Goals After Man United’s 2-0 Win
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Solskjaer Speaks on Chelsea’s Disallowed Goals After Man United’s 2-0 Win

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has commented on Chelsea’s disallowed goals following his side’s 2-0 victory against the Blues on Monday night at Stamford Bridge. Man United defeated Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, thanks to goals from Anthony Martial and Harry Maguire. During the encounter, Chelsea striker, Olivier Giroud, and defender Jacob Zouma had scored against the Red Devils, but the referee canceled the goals through the help of VAR. Reacting to the development, Solskjaer said Giroud’s goal was offside, while Zouma’s goal was not a goal because the France international committed a foul. “We are happy that the referee made the right decision with the help of VAR,” Solskjaer was quoted by Man United’s official website as saying after the match. “We have s...
Four Players To Leave Chelsea After Lampard Makes Ziyech His First Signing
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Four Players To Leave Chelsea After Lampard Makes Ziyech His First Signing

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, will sanction the departures of four first-team players, ahead of Hakim Ziyech’s arrival from Ajax in the summer, the UK Mirror reports. Ziyech will join the Blues on July 1, after both clubs agreed a fee of £37.8m for the 26-year-old. Lampard did not bring in any new faces in January, despite their transfer ban being lifted. However, he will oversee a clear out at the end of the season, with Olivier Giroud, Pedro Rodriguez, Willian and Michy Batshuayi likely to leave. Pedro and Giroud have only made 11 league appearances between them this season. Batshuayi is contracted until 2021, but is seen as surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge, having not made a single Premier League start this season. Willian has featured much more under L...
Chelsea striker set to leave for Inter Milan by weekend
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Chelsea striker set to leave for Inter Milan by weekend

Chelsea striker, Olivier Giroud is set to join Inter Milan in the coming days, according to RMC Sport. Giroud will sign a two-year contract at San Siro, with the Blues set to receive €6.5million. The France striker has been restricted to just five Premier League appearances under Frank Lampard. Giroud, 33, finds himself behind Tammy Abraham and Michy Batshuayi in the pecking order. Speaking on Giroud’s future last week, Lampard said: “With Oli, the situation is if it’s right for everybody, first and foremost for us as a club because he’s under contract, then we’ll look at whether he can leave the club. “He’s been a great professional here, trained brilliantly, so I hold him in a lot of high regard for that. ‘But nothing is done yet.” ...
Chelsea Striker, Olivier Giroud’s new Club Revealed
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Chelsea Striker, Olivier Giroud’s new Club Revealed

According to The Guardian, Giroud has already agreed a contract with Inter Milan which runs until the summer of 2022 before leaving the Blues. The newspaper reports that Inter and Chelsea are yet to agree on a transfer fee for Giroud. Antonio Conte’s side are willing to offer £3.4million but the Premier League giants are demanding £8.4million. Giroud’s current contract at Stamford Bridge expires at the end of the season. The former Arsenal star only appeared in seven matches across all competitions for Chelsea this season. The 33-year-old finds himself behind Tammy Abraham and Michy Batshuayi in manager, Frank Lampard’s pecking order. Speaking on Giroud’s future, Lampard told reporters at Cobham Training Centre on Friday ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Bu...
Eden Hazard Wins 2019 Europa League Player Of The Season Award
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Eden Hazard Wins 2019 Europa League Player Of The Season Award

Eden Hazard has won the 2018-19 Europa Player Of The Season Award after his campaign with Chelsea last season. The 28-year-old won the award ahead of former teammate Olivier Giroud and Real Madrid new signing Luka Jovic. Hazard was man of the match as Chelsea beat Arsenal 4-1 in the Baku final, the brilliant Belgian scoring twice on his farewell appearance for the club before joining Real Madrid.
We all believe in Lampard’s quality’ – Giroud
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We all believe in Lampard’s quality’ – Giroud

The French striker is confident new coach Frank Lampard can get the most out the players available to him, with Chelsea under a transfer ban Frank Lampard is the perfect choice as Chelsea coach while they are operating under a transfer ban, according to striker Olivier Giroud. The 41-year-old was appointed as Maurizio Sarri's successor on a three-year deal last week. Chelsea are currently unable to register any new players because of a two-window transfer ban imposed by FIFA - which they have appealed through the Court of Arbitration of Sport - but Giroud insisted iconic former midfielder Lampard can get the best out of the players already available to him - including the younger members in the squad.
Why I Was Angry after Sarri Signed Higuain – Giroud
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Why I Was Angry after Sarri Signed Higuain – Giroud

Chelsea striker, Olivier Giroud, has disclosed that he was annoyed after manager, Maurizio Sarri, signed Gonzalo Higuain from Juventus. Giroud said he was angry even after Sarri offered him an explanation on why he signed Higuain. Higuain joined Chelsea on loan from Juventus in January but Giroud said he was not happy after the Argentine joined the Blues because his playing time at the club reduced, adding that it wasn’t easy for him. “When I didn’t understand Sarri’s choices, I went to see him, he gave me explanations,” Giroud told RMC. “What was annoying was he preferred to recruit Higuain. My playing time did not improve and it was not easy.”
Wenger slams Arsenal for Europa League final ‘collapse’ against Chelsea
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Wenger slams Arsenal for Europa League final ‘collapse’ against Chelsea

The Frenchman has had his say on the Gunners' thrashing by their Premier League rivals in Baku Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has criticised his former club for their “collapse” against Chelsea in the Europa League final. Unai Emery’s side were well beaten 4-1 by their London rivals in Baku on Wednesday. Goals from Olivier Giroud, Pedro and Eden Hazard put Chelsea 3-0 ahead midway through the second half. Alex Iwobi’s fine strike brought the Gunners back into the game, but Hazard scored his second and Chelsea’s fourth from the penalty spot to seal the victory.
‘It’s a big loss’ – Azpilicueta sad to see Hazard play final Chelsea match
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‘It’s a big loss’ – Azpilicueta sad to see Hazard play final Chelsea match

The defender wished his departing team-mate the best for his expected move to Real Madrid and conceded the Blues will find it tough without him Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta admitted Eden Hazard will "be a big loss" as the Europa League winners prepare to say farewell to their two-goal Baku hero. Star attacker Hazard revealed the 4-1 victory over Arsenal on Wednesday is almost certain to mean "goodbye" with an expected switch to Real Madrid seemingly moving closer. Olivier Giroud and winger Pedro also got on the scoresheet to help make the Belgium international's potential goodbye appearance a memorable occasion.
‘He’s been amazing’ – David Luiz backs Sarri to continue with Chelsea
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‘He’s been amazing’ – David Luiz backs Sarri to continue with Chelsea

The club boss is a "great guy" and is fully deserving of his Europa League success, according to the Chelsea defender David Luiz hailed Maurizio Sarri's "amazing" impact on Chelsea following the glittering 4-1 victory over Arsenal in the Europa League final in Baku. Former Napoli boss Sarri lifted his first major trophy after Eden Hazard's double and one apiece from Olivier Giroud and Pedro torpedoed Arsenal's bid to squeeze into next season's Champions League. Hazard revealed the match is likely to mark a "goodbye" to the Blues and doubt also surrounds the club's head coach, Sarri having been heavily linked to the vacant Juventus post in recent weeks.
Juventus-linked Sarri ‘wants to stay’ at Chelsea after Europa League triumph
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Juventus-linked Sarri ‘wants to stay’ at Chelsea after Europa League triumph

The Italian pointed out that he is under contract until 2021 in west London, as reports of a move to the Old Lady intensify Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has responded to links with Juventus by expressing his desire to stay at Stamford Bridge. The Italian lifted his first trophy with the Blues in a 4-1 demolition of Arsenal in Wednesday's Europa League final. Eden Hazard led the way with a double, with tournament top scorer Olivier Giroud and Pedro also pitching in to take the honour in the London derby in Baku.
Chelsea 4 Arsenal 1: Hazard strikes twice as Sarri celebrates
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Chelsea 4 Arsenal 1: Hazard strikes twice as Sarri celebrates

Chelsea denied Arsenal a route into the Champions League with a convincing Europa League final victory over their Premier League rivals. Eden Hazard's brace helped Maurizio Sarri claim his first major trophy as Chelsea crushed Arsenal 4-1 in the Europa League final in Baku on Wednesday. In perhaps his final appearance before a mooted move to Real Madrid, star man Hazard struck two second half goals to confirm Chelsea's second triumph in six seasons in this competition. Olivier Giroud sparked the landslide against his former employers in the 49th minute before Pedro put a second past retiring Gunners goalkeeper Petr Cech.
Top 25 Europa League Highest Goalscorers Ahead of Semi-final ties
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Top 25 Europa League Highest Goalscorers Ahead of Semi-final ties

The quarter-final ties of the Europa League were concluded on Thursday night. Arsenal defeated Napoli 1-0 in Italy, while Chelsea claimed a 4-3 win over Slavia Prague at the Stamford Bridge. Frankfurt defeated Benfica 2-0, while Valencia defeated Villarreal 2-0. Below are the current highest goal scorers, chasing the Golden Boot in the Europe second top-flight league. UEFA Europa League leading scorers ahead of semi-finals: 10 goals: Olivier Giroud (Chelsea) 8 goals: Munas Dabbur (RB Salzburg), Wissam Ben Yedder (Sevilla), Luka Jovic (Frankfurt) 5 goals: Sebastien Haller (Frankfurt), Giovani Lo Celso (Real Betis), Fredrik Gulbrandsen (RB Salzburg) 4 goals: Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea), Ever Banega (Sevilla), Ismaila Sarr (Rennes), Takumi Minamino (RB Salzburg), ...
Chelsea’s Squad Against Liverpool Revealed
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Chelsea’s Squad Against Liverpool Revealed

Chelsea have released their squad that will tackle Liverpool in today’s Premier League fixture at Anfield. According to Tribuna, the Blues manager, Maurizio Sarri has released a list of 22 players. Chelsea head to the game following a 2-0 victory over West Ham United in their last Premier League encounter. Below is Chelsea’s squad against Liverpool: Goalkeepers: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Willy Caballero, Rob Green. Defenders: Antonio Rudiger, Davide Zappacosta, Cesar Azpilicueta, Marcos Alonso, Ethan Ampadu, Andreas Christensen, David Luiz, Emerson. Midfielders: Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Ross Barkley, Mateo Kovacic, Ruben Loftus-Cheek. Forwards: Callum Hudson-Odoi, Eden Hazard, Pedro, Willian, Olivier Giroud, Gonzalo Higuain...
Europa League Highest Goal Scorers After Quarter-final First Legs -See top 25
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Europa League Highest Goal Scorers After Quarter-final First Legs -See top 25

The first leg of the Europa League quarter-final fixtures was played on Thursday night. Arsenal defeated Napoli 2-0 at the Emirates, while Chelsea claimed a narrow 1-0 win at Slavia Prague. Benfica and Frankfurt played out a thrilling 4-2 match and Valencia won 3-1 at Villarreal. Below are the current highest goal scorers, chasing the Golden Boot in the Europe second top-flight league: 9 goals: Olivier Giroud (Chelsea) 8 goals: Munas Dabbur (RB Salzburg), Wissam Ben Yedder (Sevilla), Luka Jovic (Frankfurt) 5 goals: Sebastien Haller (Frankfurt), Giovani Lo Celso (Real Betis), Fredrik Gulbrandsen (RB Salzburg) 4 goals: Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea), Ever Banega (Sevilla), Ismaila Sarr (Rennes), Takumi Minamino (RB Salzburg), Emilio Jose Zelaya (Apollon Limassol), Patr...
Higuain Keen to Earn Permanent Chelsea Move
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Higuain Keen to Earn Permanent Chelsea Move

Chelsea striker,Gonzalo Higuain is still desperate to earn a permanent move to the Premier League despite a difficult spell since arriving at Stamford Bridge on loan in January. The Argentine has scored just three goals, against already relegated Fulham and Huddersfield, in 11 appearances as Chelsea toil to claim a top four finish. However, Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri showed his faith in Higuain by including him from the start for Monday’s clash with West Ham despite Olivier Giroud’s better record in front of goal in recent weeks. Higuain’s time at the club will definitely come to an end if Chelsea cannot overturn a one-year transfer ban imposed by FIFA. But he is hoping to prove his worth on the pitch to make the move a permanent one from Juventus should Chelsea’s appeal b...

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