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Arsenal vs Chelsea: All you need to know about Sunday’s preseason friendly, TV schedule
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Arsenal vs Chelsea: All you need to know about Sunday’s preseason friendly, TV schedule

Arsenal will take on Chelsea in a pre-season friendly game this afternoon. The two Premier League giants go head-to-head again, exactly one year after they clashed in the FA Cup final. On that occasion, the Gunners saw off their London rivals 1-0. The Blues were managed by Frank Lampard for the defeat at Wembley. Lampard has since been replaced by Thomas Tuchel, who went on to win the Champions League final against Manchester City. Tuchel however lost to Mikel Arteta’s men at Stamford Bridge as the 2020/2021 season wrapped up. Today’s game is part of a mini pre-season round robin tournament called the Mind Series, which also features Tottenham Hotspur. Funds raised from the three games will be split between mental health charity, Mind, and the clubs’ respective founda...
Chrissy Teigen Replaced by Gigi Hadid on Netflix show amid cyber-bulling allegations
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Chrissy Teigen Replaced by Gigi Hadid on Netflix show amid cyber-bulling allegations

Chrissy Teigen  has been replaced by supermodel Gigi Hadid on the Netflix show Never Have I Ever. Chrissy stepped down from the TV role last month after she was accused of cyber-bullying. Gigi, 26, is narrating for the character of Paxton Hall-Yoshida (played by Darren Barnet), a role Chrissy was meant to play. In a promo clip shared online, Gigi can be heard saying: 'This is Paxton Hall-Yoshida. He's a 16-year-old boy from Sherman Oaks, California. And I am model, designer, activist, and a former 16-year-old from California, Gigi Hadid." Gigi shared the promo clip to Instagram and wrote: "Had the BEST time getting to narrate a new episode of @neverhaveiever — I got your back, Pax! Check out Season 2, NOW on @netflix !!!!" Chrissy bowed out of the voice role on the secon...
Cristiano Ronaldo is difficult to manage – Former Juventus boss, Sarri
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Cristiano Ronaldo is difficult to manage – Former Juventus boss, Sarri

  Lazio manager, Maurizio Sarri, has claimed managing Cristiano Ronaldo “is not simple”. Both men worked together for only one season at Juventus. Sarri replaced Massimiliano Allegri as a manager in the summer of 2019. Despite winning the Serie A title, he was sacked as Juve were dumped out of the Champions League in the round of 16 against Lyon. Ronaldo finished that campaign with 30 Serie A goals, but Sarri has said managing Ronaldo is not easy, despite his incredible numbers. “Ronaldo’s management is not simple, from all points of view,” Sarri told radio station Sport Italia. “He is a multinational company; he has personal interests that must coincide with football. “His interests go beyond what is normal, beyond the team or club. I am a coach, not a man...
Jeff Bezos steps down as Amazon CEO
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Jeff Bezos steps down as Amazon CEO

Jeff Bezos has stepped down as the chief executive of Amazon 27 years after he founded the company. The American billionaire, 57, Amazon's biggest shareholder with a stake worth about $180 billion, is being replaced by Andy Jassy, the mastermind behind Amazon’s cloud computing division.   Earlier this year, Mr. Bezos announced his decision to step down in order to be able to focus on initiatives such as his plans for private space travel.   Making his announcement, Mr. Bezos said he wanted to “focus [his] energies and attention on new products and early initiatives” in his new role of executive chair.   “This journey began some 27 years ago. Amazon was only an idea, and it had no name. The question I was asked most frequently at that time was, ‘What’s th...
Can Benitez arrival salvage Iwobi’s muddled Everton career?
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Can Benitez arrival salvage Iwobi’s muddled Everton career?

Despite supporters’ misgivings over the deal, the Spaniard’s Liverpool connection should be the least of fans and the Super Eagle’s worries On the one hand, it’s pretty easy to understand why Everton fans were largely united in protestation before Rafael Benitez was appointed this week. While some of those objections went disgracefully overboard, the Spaniard’s selection means he becomes only the second-ever manager to take charge of Liverpool and the Toffees. 129 years since William Edward Barclay, the former Newcastle United boss replaced Carlo Ancelotti in the dugout, following the latter’s return to Real Madrid, and now must help Everton bounce back from losing the most decorated manager in the club's history.
Euro 2020: Lampard discloses only problem he had with N’golo Kante at Chelsea
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Euro 2020: Lampard discloses only problem he had with N’golo Kante at Chelsea

  Former Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard has revealed the only problem he had with N’golo Kante, while he was in charge at Stamford Bridge. The Englishman said the ‘problem’ was trying to stop the midfielder from running too much during training sessions. Lampard handled Kante and his Chelsea teammates for 18 months before he was kicked out and replaced by former Paris Saint-Germain boss, Thomas Tuchel at the end of January. Kante struggled with hamstring injury at the time Lampard first came in but has recovered, establishing himself as an integral part of Chelsea’s midfield. Lampard, who anchored Chelsea midfield for many years, described Kante’s contribution to both club and country as ‘priceless’ and admits the only downside to managing the World Cup winner is havin...
Euro 2020: England Suffers Major Setback as Key Player pulls out of squad
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Euro 2020: England Suffers Major Setback as Key Player pulls out of squad

  England has suffered a major setback ahead of their Euro 2020 clash against Scotland on Friday night. England goalkeeper, Dean Henderson, pulled out of the team’s squad due to injury. The Manchester United star is now replaced by Sheffield United keeper, Aaron Ramsdale. “Aaron Ramsdale has replaced Dean Henderson in England’s UEFA Euro 2020 squad,” an FA statement read in part. “Henderson withdrew with a hip issue that would continue to limit his involvement in training throughout the tournament. “The Manchester United goalkeeper will now return to his club for further assessment and rehabilitation ahead of the 2021/22 season.” England are in Group D alongside Czech Republic, Croatia and Scotland. Gareth Southgate’s side won their first game 1-0 against C...
Zidane Clashes with Spanish Reporter over Question on Real Madrid
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Zidane Clashes with Spanish Reporter over Question on Real Madrid

  Former Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, was involved in a spiky public fight with a Spanish reporter after he took offence to a question asked about his departure from the Los Blancos. Zidane walked out on Real Madrid for the second time after the 2020/21 season, where the LaLiga giants finished trophyless. The Frenchman was replaced at the Santiago Bernabeu by former Everton manager, Carlo Ancelotti. Following his departure, Zidane penned an open letter to Real Madrid supporters admitting he felt a lack of respect from certain figures at Real Madrid and no longer had the faith of president Florentino Perez. In footage obtained by Spanish publication Directo Gol TV, Zidane was approached and asked if he had any regrets about his candid letter to Real Madrid f...
Lampard Finally Reacts to Chelsea winning Champions League Under Tuchel
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Lampard Finally Reacts to Chelsea winning Champions League Under Tuchel

Frank Lampard has finally spoken about his former club Chelsea winning the Champions League this year. The 42-year-old was sacked as manager of the Blues in January and replaced by Thomas Tuchel. Tuchel then went on to win Europe’s biggest trophy within his first six months. Lampard has now admitted it was bittersweet to see Chelsea succeed on the continent. Lampard, appearing on BBC One as a pundit for England’s Euro 2020 opener against Croatia, said: “Yeah when you work towards something you want to be there, you want to be the manager and I’m never going to try and lay claim on that. I was part of the early foundation potentially but Thomas did a fantastic job getting them there. “I will say when I watched it, first I’m a Chelsea person, Chelsea fans are happy and the...
Real Madrid Appoints Another Manager after Carlo Ancelotti
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Real Madrid Appoints Another Manager after Carlo Ancelotti

Real Madrid has appointed Antonio Pintus as the club’s fitness manager. The LaLiga giants made the announcement in a statement via their website on Friday. Pintus’s appointment is coming less than three days after Real Madrid appointed Carlo Ancelotti as the club’s manager on Tuesday Ancelotti replaced Zinedine Zidane, who stepped down from his role last month. The statement read, “Real Madrid C. F. announce the incorporation of Antonio Pintus as first-team head of physical preparation and physical preparation methodology manager for all the football teams at the club.” Meanwhile, Real Madrid finished the 2020/21 LaLiga season in the second position behind champions Atletico Madrid. The Los Blancos were also knocked out of the Champions League in the semi-final stage by c...
Gallas Gives Tuchel Condition for Chelsea to Win title next Season
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Gallas Gives Tuchel Condition for Chelsea to Win title next Season

  Former France defender, William Gallas, has said Chelsea will win the Premier League title next season, if Thomas Tuchel brings in a world-class striker. The Blues finished fourth this campaign, but have been tipped to challenge the Manchester clubs and Liverpool next term. Chelsea were sitting in ninth place when Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard, but went on to finish the season strongly, securing a stunning Champions League triumph and reaching the FA Cup final. “I predicted one of the London clubs would win the title last year but it didn’t happen and I was a little disappointed. “Chelsea have the best chance of winning the Premier League next season because of how they played in the Champions League, every team will be afraid. “If Chelsea buy a world-class str...
UCL final: Thiago Silva gives Credit to Lampard after Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Man City
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UCL final: Thiago Silva gives Credit to Lampard after Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Man City

Chelsea centre-back, Thiago Silva, has credited the club’s former manager, Frank Lampard, for being part of the Blues’ journey to winning the Champions League this season. Chelsea defeated Manchester City 1-0 in the Champions League final on Saturday night in Porto, thanks to Kai Havertz’s first-half goal. The Stamford Bridge club would not have made it to the Champions League final without Lampard having first guided them out of the group stage. Recall that Lampard was sacked in January and was replaced by Thomas Tuchel. Speaking after the match, Silva, who limped out of the final in the first half, hailed Lampard, who signed him from PSG last summer. “Without Lampard, I would not be here,” the Brazilian defender told RMC Sport. “I am very happy, and I hope he will b...
EPL: Two Arsenal Coaches Sacked ahead of Brighton Game
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EPL: Two Arsenal Coaches Sacked ahead of Brighton Game

  Steve Bould has been sacked as Arsenal’s U-23 coach, Goal reports. The 58-year-old’s departure is believed to be the start of a big summer shake-up at the Emirates. Bould has been with the Gunners for 30 years and replaced Freddie Ljunberg in 2019 in the role. He has now been fired following a difficult season for the U23s. Bould has also been followed out of the door by Performance Coach, Bruno Mazziotti. Mazziotti only joined Arsenal last year from Paris Saint-Germain. However, the Brazilian signed a one-year deal, which will not be renewed.
Chelsea vs Leicester: Brendan Rodgers Highlights Thomas Tuchel’s Advantages Over Lampard
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Chelsea vs Leicester: Brendan Rodgers Highlights Thomas Tuchel’s Advantages Over Lampard

  Brendan Rodgers has highlighted the differences between Thomas Tuchel and Frank Lampard going into Leicester City’s FA final clash against Chelsea on Saturday. According to the Leicester City boss, Thomas Tuchel’s experience of working with world-class players has helped the Blues’ transformation after Lampard’s sack. Lampard was sacked and replaced with former Paris Saint-Germain boss, Tuchel in January. And the former Borussia Dortmund manager has taken the club to finals of the Champions League and FA Cup and is also on course to secure a top-four finish in the Premier League. Rodgers backed Lampard to become a ‘fantastic manager’ in the future but believes his successor’s clear vision has aided Chelsea’s improvement. “Frank passed on a very strong squad of ...
Brown Assist as Celtic Beat St Johnstone in Final Home Game
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Brown Assist as Celtic Beat St Johnstone in Final Home Game

Scott Brown produced an impressive assist as Celtic beat a Covid-hit St Johnstone 4-0 in his final home match. Brown's long diagonal ball set up Odsonne Edouard to double Celtic's lead in the 24th minute. David Turnbull had netted the opener 60 seconds earlier after loan goalkeeper Zdenek Zlamal had been controversially penalised for picking up a passback. Zlamal had been pitched in for an unexpected Saints debut with the visitors without more players amid what manager Callum Davidson termed an ongoing issue with Covid. The Hearts goalkeeper was also beaten by Kristoffer Ajer's deflected strike and Karamoko Dembele's first goal for Celtic. Aberdeen-bound Brown arrived to a welcoming party of fans outside the main entrance and there were several banners in his honour in t...
Chelsea vs Arsenal: What Tuchel Said about Lampard Ahead of EPL Clash
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Chelsea vs Arsenal: What Tuchel Said about Lampard Ahead of EPL Clash

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has credited his predecessor, Frank Lampard, with the success of the team this season. Tuchel replaced Lampard in January after the former England midfielder was sacked by Roman Abramovich. The German has led the Blues to two finals in the FA Cup and Champions League within a short time. When asked how much credit is due to his predecessor for Chelsea’s achievements this season, Tuchel said: “For sure, you can only arrive in a final of the FA Cup or Champions League if you make it through the group stage. And Frank had an amazing record in the group stage of the Champions League and won all the FA Cup games that were there to win too. “So, this laid the foundation to arrive in the finals, and I will never forget it. We don’t feel as...
Man City vs Chelsea: What Guardiola told me About Champions League Final – Thomas Tuchel
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Man City vs Chelsea: What Guardiola told me About Champions League Final – Thomas Tuchel

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has said that his Manchester City counterpart, Pep Guardiola has told him the tactics he (Pep) would deploy when both sides clash in the Champions League final later this month. Pep Guardiola and Tuchel have met twice since the German replaced Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge in January. And the former PSG boss has had the upper hand guiding Chelsea to a 1-0 win over City in their FA Cup semi-final showdown at Wembley last month, and coming from behind to beat them 2-1 in the Premier League at the Etihad Stadium. Tuchel will now be hoping that the same outcome occurs when they clash on May 29, which, of course, will be the biggest of the victories. Ahead of the kick-off of the Premier League game on Saturday, both Tuchel and Guardiola w...
Belgium: Onuachu Fires Goal No 31 In Genk Win Vs Club Brugge
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Belgium: Onuachu Fires Goal No 31 In Genk Win Vs Club Brugge

Paul Onuachu inspired Genk to a 3-0 home win against Club Brugge in their Belgian Pro League clash at the Luminus Arena on Friday night. Onauchu opened scoring for the home team in the 57th minute. The 26-year-old has now scored 31 goals in 35 league appearances for the Smurfs this season. He was replaced by his International teammate Cyril Dessers in stoppage time. Junya Ito and Kristian Thorstvedt scored the other goals for John van den Brom’s side.
Iheanacho Bags 18th Goal Of The Season As Leicester Suffer Top-Four
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Iheanacho Bags 18th Goal Of The Season As Leicester Suffer Top-Four

Kelechi Iheanacho returned to scoring form as he netted for Leicester but it was not enough as they lost 4-2 at home to Newcastle in Friday night’s Premier League game, a result which does not help their pursuit for top-four finish, Rushhoursport.com reports. Iheanacho got Leicester’s second goal with three minutes left in the game after cutting from the right before hitting a low strike into the bottom corner. It was Iheanacho’s 11th goal in 22 Premier League appearances this season and his 18th strike in all competitions in the current campaign. Also, he has now scored 10 Premier League goals since the start of March, the most of any player. The only player to score more goals over this period in Europe’s top five leagues is fellow Nigerian Simy Nwankwo with 12 in Serie A...
Iheanacho Replaces Kane As Most In-Form Player In Premier League 
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Iheanacho Replaces Kane As Most In-Form Player In Premier League 

This is according to football facts and statistics website whoscored.com. Iheanacho bagged an assist as Leicester held 10-man Southampton to a 1-1 draw at St. Mary, in Friday’s Premier League clash. It was his sixth assist of the season in all competitions for the Foxes. Also, he was involved in Southampton’s goal as he handled the ball inside the box which saw the home team awarded a penalty and was scored by James Ward-Prowse. The assist means he now has nine goal involvement in Leicester’s last six league games. He has scored 17 goals in 37 appearances in every competition in the current campaign.
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...
Chukwueze Bags Assist as Villarreal Lose to Barca
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Chukwueze Bags Assist as Villarreal Lose to Barca

The Nigeria international made a frantic effort in an attempt to help the Yellow Submarine avoid their second consecutive loss Samuel Chukwueze provided an assist in Villarreal’s 2-1 defeat to Barcelona in Sunday’s La Liga game. The Yellow Submarine headed into the encounter after losing against Deportivo Alaves and aimed to return to winning ways but failed to get the better of the Blaugrana. Chukwueze made his 12th league start of the season in the encounter and delivered an impressive performance. The Nigeria international helped Unai Emery’s side to hit the ground running in the encounter, scoring as early as the 26th minute. The fleet-footed winger opened the scoring for the Yellow Submarine in a spectacular manner, dribbling past his markers before firing into the ...
France: Moffi Grabs First Ligue 1 Hat-Trick ; Simon Records Assist In Nantes’ Away Win
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France: Moffi Grabs First Ligue 1 Hat-Trick ; Simon Records Assist In Nantes’ Away Win

Terem Moffi scored thrice as Lorient defeated Girondis Bordeaux 4-1 in their Ligue 1 clash at the Stade Yves Allainmat – Le Moustoir on Sunday afternoon, reports  Rushhoursport.com Moffi scored two goals in the first half before adding the third in the second period. The forward was replaced by Pierre-Yves Hamel six minutes before the end of the game. It was the 21-year-old’s first hat-trick in Ligue 1. He has now scored 14 goals in 28 league appearances this season. Samuel Kalu made his return from injury for Bordeaux in the game. The winger replaced Jean Michael Seri in the 54th minute. Also in France, Moses Simon bagged an assist in Nantes’ 2-1 away win at Strasbourg. Simon set up Ludovic Blas for the winning goal 14 minutes from time.
EPL: Tuchel makes Chelsea history after 1-0 win at West Ham
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EPL: Tuchel makes Chelsea history after 1-0 win at West Ham

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, made history on Saturday, as he extended his unbeaten run away from home to 10 matches, following a 1-0 win over West Ham. Tuchel only replaced Blues legend Frank Lampard in January. Since then, the 47-year-old has not lost a single game on the road. Chelsea took on the Hammers in a London Derby, looking to seal a spot in the top four. Timo Werner opened scoring just before half time, tucking away Ben Chilwell’s low cross. The Blues eased to victory in the dying stages of the game, as West Ham’s defender Fabian Balbuena was shown a straight red card for a tackle on Chilwell.
Lampard was not Ready for Chelsea Job – Jorginho Slams Former boss
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Lampard was not Ready for Chelsea Job – Jorginho Slams Former boss

  Chelsea midfielder, Jorginho, has said former manager Frank Lampard “wasn’t ready” for the managerial job, because he “skipped a few steps”. Jorginho stated this in an interview with ESPN Brasil. Lampard replaced Maurizio Sarri in 2019, leading the Blues to a top-four finish and an FA Cup final during his debut campaign. It was viewed as a successful season, especially after Chelsea had lost Eden Hazard to Real Madrid and could not sign players due to a FIFA transfer ban. Chelsea splashed out £220 million last summer but Lampard failed to get the best out of new boys Timo Werner and Kai Havertz, which resulted in his dismissal in January. Jorginho only played 90 minutes on four occasions under Lampard this season and feels the former England midfielder needed m...
Mourinho Blasted Tottenham Players for Four Hours after he was Sacked
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Mourinho Blasted Tottenham Players for Four Hours after he was Sacked

  Jose Mourinho ripped into Tottenham Hotspur’s players at the club’s training ground for over four hours after he was sacked, the UK Telegraph. The 58-year-old was sacked on Monday and replaced on an interim basis by Ryan Mason. Mourinho left Spurs in seventh place in the Premier League and had crashed out of the Europa League, throwing away a 2-0 win from the first leg against Dinamo Zagreb. It is understood that Mourinho’s relationship with some of the players hit an all-time low following the Europa League exit. Following a two-hour meeting with Tottenham senior officials where he was informed that he would be fired, Mourinho is said to have held a series of discussions with the players. During the conversation, the former Chelsea and Manchester United boss t...
BREAKING: Super League: Manchester United Executive Vice-Chairman, Ed Woodward resigns
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BREAKING: Super League: Manchester United Executive Vice-Chairman, Ed Woodward resigns

  Manchester United Executive-Vice Chairman, Ed Woodward, has resigned. This is following the backlash he received over the club’s involvement in European Super League. He assumed the position in 2013 when he replaced CEO David Gill as chairman of the Red Devils. During his reign, Manchester United have failed to win the Premier League title but it was his decision to sign the club up to the controversial Super League which has proved to have angered the fans the more. Woodward handed in his resignation letter on Tuesday, according to talkSPORT.
Thomas Tuchel reacts to sack of Mourinho by Tottenham
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Thomas Tuchel reacts to sack of Mourinho by Tottenham

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has reacted to Tottenham’s decision to sack Jose Mourinho as their manager. Tuchel said he was ‘surprised by the decision to sack Mourinho and says he “did not see it coming.” Mourinho was relieved of his job on Monday with the club seventh in the Premier League having endured a difficult season all along. The north London side faces Manchester City in the EFL Cup final on Sunday. “More or less I’m always a bit surprised when it happens [a managerial sack],” Tuchel told the press when asked about Mourinho’s departure. “We’re all competitors and we all try to beat each other but in the end, we wish every manager has a good atmosphere and is in a good state and place to work. “It never feels good as another manager when someone is sacked but ...
Chelsea Players to Decide who I Buy this Summer – Tuchel
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Chelsea Players to Decide who I Buy this Summer – Tuchel

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has hinted his players could decide who he brings in this summer. Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard midway into the 2020/2021 season and the next transfer window will be very crucial for him. However, he feels the current crop have to be comfortable with new arrivals. “I spoke to a conductor in Germany and he told me that once in his orchestra he had to find a new musician. “He picks three maybe that he likes as a replacement, but the final decision is made through the orchestra. We had a long discussion about this. “It made total sense to me because they have to play with the new person. I am brave enough to think about what this could mean in recruiting in football. “Could it be that the team maybe decides, like a pre-selection,...
Chelsea Offer West Ham Tammy Abraham, two Others to Seal Rice Deal
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Chelsea Offer West Ham Tammy Abraham, two Others to Seal Rice Deal

Chelsea has offered West Ham United, three players, in a bid to sign their defensive midfielder, Declan Rice, this summer’s transfer window. The players include Tammy Abraham, Christensen and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, according to the UK Express. Rice has been a long term transfer target for Chelsea. The England international began his career at Chelsea. The 22-year-old later joined West Ham after he was let go by the Blues as a teenager. Meanwhile, former Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, recently admitted that he truly wanted to sign Rice for the club during his time at Stamford Bridge. Lampard was dismissed by Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich in January after only 18 months in charge at the club and was replaced by Thomas Tuchel.
Arteta Names Arsenal Player that’ll not Play Again this Season
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Arteta Names Arsenal Player that’ll not Play Again this Season

  Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta has confirmed that Kieran Tierney is set to miss the remainder of the Gunners’ season due to injury. Tierney was forced off with a knee problem in Arsenal’s 3-0 loss against Liverpool in the Premier League earlier this month. The Scotland international was replaced by Granit Xhaka as Arsenal defeated Sheffield United 3-0 victory over the weekend. “He [Xhaka] had a specific role today for the game because we believed they were going to try to do something, and he had the right qualities to develop that role,” Arteta said at his post-match press conference after Arsenal’s win over Sheffield on Sunday. “It’s a joy to work with him because you would ask him to play as a centre forward, and he would say, ‘yeah, yeah, I will do my best’. That ...
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...
Tuchel vs Lampard: Michael Essien Names right Manager for Chelsea
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Tuchel vs Lampard: Michael Essien Names right Manager for Chelsea

Former Chelsea midfielder, Michael Essien, has named Thomas Tuchel as the ‘right’ manager for the Blues ahead of his predecessor, Frank Lampard. Essien disclosed this ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League quarter-final first-leg tie against FC Porto on Wednesday night in Sevilla. Tuchel replaced Lampard at Stamford Bridge after the Englishman was sacked by Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich, last January. “I have to be proud of him [Frank Lampard] for what he did because I think he did a very good job [at Chelsea],” Essien told talkSPORT. “He brought several young players through, so I think he did a good job. He did very well. “But it’s the business of football. If the results aren’t coming, then the manager pays for it, but he should be very proud of himself. “Knowing Fr...
Man Utd Suffer Big Injury Blow after Brighton win Ahead of Granada Clash
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Man Utd Suffer Big Injury Blow after Brighton win Ahead of Granada Clash

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has admitted he was forced to withdraw Marcus Rashford during their 2-1 victory over Brighton due to an injury concern. Rashford made it 1-1 after former United forward Danny Welbeck gave Brighton an early lead. Mason Greenwood sealed the comeback win with an 83rd-minute header, but Rashford was already off the pitch having been replaced by Daniel James. Speaking after the victory, Solskjaer said: “I’m not sure. He got caught with a tackle so he had to come off. “Let’s see how he goes again. Marcus doesn’t want to miss any games or any minutes, but he had to come off. “It’s one of them again. Your fingers are crossed and you hope he’s going to recover from it. He had to come off but he’s a tough one.” Rashford...
Chelsea vs West Brom: Why I substituted Christian Pulisic during EPL defeat – Thomas Tuchel
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Chelsea vs West Brom: Why I substituted Christian Pulisic during EPL defeat – Thomas Tuchel

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has explained why he substituted winger, Christian Pulisic, during his side’s Premier League 5-2 defeat against West Brom on Saturday. Tuchel substituted Pulisic, who scored a goal against West Brom, before the start of the second half at Stamford Bridge. The American international was replaced by Mason Mount as goals from Matheus Pereira (2), Callum Robinson (2) and Mbaye Diagne gave West Brom all three points against Chelsea. But Tuchel is now saying that he substituted Pulisic during Chelsea’s defeat against West Brom because the 22-year-old complained about a hamstring problem. “Christian [Pulisic] did a sprint when he came back out for the second half and said that he felt his hamstring would not survive the game if he continued,” Tuchel sa...
Iheanacho, Ndidi Subbed Off In Leicester’s Home Loss To Man City
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Iheanacho, Ndidi Subbed Off In Leicester’s Home Loss To Man City

Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi failed to inspire Leicester City as the Foxes fell to a 2-0 home defeat against Manchester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday night, reports NGNewsHub.com. Iheanacho, who has been in sparkling form for Brendan Rodgers’ side in recent weeks was replaced by Mark Albrighton in the 72nd minute . Namplays Mendy took the place of Ndidi seven minutes from time. Manchester City took the lead through Benjamin Mendy two minutes before the hour mark, only his second goal for the Citizens. Pep Guardiola’s side wrapped up the win in the 74th minute through Gabriel Jesus. The Brazilian fired home close range after exchanging passes with Raheem Sterling.
Chelsea Suffers Injury Blow Ahead of Porto Tie after West Brom Loss
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Chelsea Suffers Injury Blow Ahead of Porto Tie after West Brom Loss

Chelsea will not have Christian Pulisic available for their Champions League clash against FC Porto in midweek. The American winger was taken off at half time, during their 5-2 defeat to West Brom on Saturday. Pulisic started the season still recovering from a hamstring strain he picked up in last year’s FA Cup final defeat against Arsenal. He has struggled to maintain his fitness ever since his return in October. Pulisic was allowed to impress from the start against the Baggies and registered only his second Premier League goal of the season to put his side ahead. He was, however, replaced by Mason Mount at the start of the second half. According to NBCSN pundit, Robbie Earle, Tuchel confirmed Pulisic had complained of a hamstring niggle which would likely render him...
FA Shortlists ex-Chelsea Coach, Lampard, Others for England Under-21 job
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FA Shortlists ex-Chelsea Coach, Lampard, Others for England Under-21 job

The Football Association, FA, has shortlisted former Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, among the names considered as a potential candidate to replace England Under-21s coach, Aidy Boothroyd, according to MailOnline. Boothroyd is expected to leave his role when his contract expires this summer, and the FA is considering its options. Boothroyd’s side are on the brink of elimination at the ongoing European Under-21 Championship after they were defeated 2-0 against Portugal last Sunday. They currently sit on the bottom position in Group D with zero points from two games. Meanwhile, Lampard has huge admirers within the FA for the work he has done during his time at Derby County and Chelsea, respectively. The 42-year-old is currently out of work after he was sacked by Chelsea at...
Jemima Osunde Curses Follower Who Asked for Ebuka Obi Uchendu to be Replaced as the Host of Big Brother Naija
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Jemima Osunde Curses Follower Who Asked for Ebuka Obi Uchendu to be Replaced as the Host of Big Brother Naija

Jemima Osunde has slammed a Twitter user who asked that Ebuka Obi Uchendu be replaced as the host of Big Brother Naija. The Twitter user had written: "Ebuka don eat small, make him allow another person chop! Frank Edoho as BBNaija host for this season won't be a bad choice tho Eviction night go choke." Jemima Osunde replied: "I pray with everything I believe in that someone will orchestrate your own job being taken away from you and it will work. I said what I said. You should get the wickedness you give out as well. "Why are you people so mean?" See the rest of her tweets below.
Chelsea midfielder, Kante Picks up Injury on International Duty
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Chelsea midfielder, Kante Picks up Injury on International Duty

  Chelsea have been dealt a big injury blow, after N’Gole Kante picked up a hamstring injury, while on international duty with France. Kante will now return to Stamford Bridge early, although the issue is not thought to be serious. The 29-year-old played 90 minutes on Wednesday evening as Les Bleus were held to a 1-1 draw by Ukraine. He did not appear to be carrying an injury when he left the pitch at full-time. But further examinations on Thursday have revealed that he has suffered a small injury to his left hamstring. A statement from the French national team read in part: “N’Golo Kante will not take part in the next two matches of the French team on Sunday in Kazakhstan and three days later in Bosnia-Herzegovina. “The Chelsea midfielder felt a pain in the h...
Manchester United star, Greenwood Withdraws From England Squad
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Manchester United star, Greenwood Withdraws From England Squad

  Manchester United youngster, Mason Greenwood, has withdrawn from the U21 team of England  for their European Championship group stages. The Manchester United star was initially included in the final 23-man list released by coach Aidy Boothroyd for the tournament. The tournament kicks off in Slovenia in a week’s time and the English FA has released an official statement confirming Greenwood has withdrawn through injury. He has also been replaced with Norwich midfielder Todd Cantwell. “Todd Cantwell has been called into our England men’s under-21 squad for the UEFA U21 EURO Finals,” the statement on the FA’s official website reads. “The Norwich City player joins up to replace the injured Mason Greenwood in Aidy Boothroyd’s group,” the statement added....
Jorginho Takes Swipe at Lampard, Hails Tuchel
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Jorginho Takes Swipe at Lampard, Hails Tuchel

Chelsea midfielder, Jorginho, has taken a veiled swipe at the club’s manager, Frank Lampard, and hailed his successor, Thomas Tuchel. Jorginho lauded the work of Tuchel and aimed a thinly-veiled criticism of Lampard’s ‘long balls’. Tuchel replaced Lampard at Stamford Bridge last January after the Englishman was sacked. Chelsea are unbeaten in 14 games under Tuchel, moving up to fourth place in the EPL table and into the quarter-finals of the Champions League and the semi-finals of the FA Cup. However, Tuchel’s appointment has been particularly beneficial for Jorginho, who has become a key starter under the German, having been a bit-part player under Lampard. “The coach wants us having control of the game, playing from behind, even when the pressure comes,” Jorginho told ...
Man Utd in Striker Crisis Ahead of Leicester City Clash
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Man Utd in Striker Crisis Ahead of Leicester City Clash

  Manchester United could play their FA Cup quarter-final against Leicester City without strikers Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Edinson Cavani, according to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Rashford was replaced at halftime during the Europa League clash with AC Milan on Thursday after he felt a “little twinge”. Martial and Cavani did not even make the travelling squad. Martial is recovering from a knock to his hip, while Cavani’s participation would depend on his progress. Solskjaer has said Rashford was “most unlikely” to recover for Sunday’s trip “Edinson has worked really hard and joined in training sessions. Towards the end he needs to top it up to feel 100 per cent ready for the game and hasn’t really got there yet,” Solskjaer told reporters. “It’s d...
My Man City Teammates Don’t Pass to me – Aguero laments
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My Man City Teammates Don’t Pass to me – Aguero laments

  Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero, left the pitch unhappy about his teammates’ reluctance to pass the ball to him, during the final stages of their win against Borussia Monchengladbach in the Champions League. Aguero replaced Bernardo Silva in the 75th minute, with Pep Guardiola’s side already leading 4-0 on aggregate. However, the 32-year-old did not register a single shot on goal in 15 minutes on the pitch. ESPN reports that Aguero expressed his dissatisfaction to a coach following the full-time whistle, saying: “No me pasan la pelota” which translates to “They don’t pass me the ball.” It is believed that Riyad Mahrez was the main culprit, as he opted to shoot when presented with chances in and around the box in the closing stages. The Algerian, who has ...
CBN Announces ₦6.98 Charge for USSD Transactions
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CBN Announces ₦6.98 Charge for USSD Transactions

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has imposed ?6.98 service charge on Nigerians for all USSD transactions. A statement jointly signed by the apex bank and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and released today March 16, says customers will pay a flat fee of N6.98 per transaction every time they use USSD services from March 16. The deal was part of an agreement reached with banks following a disagreement between banks and telecom firms over USSD and other text message transaction requests. “Effective March 16, 2021, USSD services for financial transactions conducted at DMBs (Deposit Money Banks) and all CBN-licensed institutions will be charged at a flat fee of N6.98 per transaction,” the statement partly read. This replaces the current per session billing structure, ...
Timo Werner Set to Leave Chelsea
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Timo Werner Set to Leave Chelsea

  Chelsea striker, Timo Werner, is already prepared to leave the club, Football Insider reports. Werner only arrived at Stamford Bridge RB Leipzig last summer. The 25-year-old has improved slightly after Thomas Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard in January. But he has scored just five times in the Premier League in 27 appearances after netting 28 times in Germany last season. This past week, he was heard being berated by Tuchel from the touch-line for his positioning. It is now believed Werner could consider leaving the Blues after this season.
Mbappe Snubs Swapping Shirts With Messi after 1-1 Draw
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Mbappe Snubs Swapping Shirts With Messi after 1-1 Draw

  Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe, opted not to swap shirts with Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, following their 1-1 draw in the Champions League on Wednesday night. Mbappe had opened scoring from the penalty spot, before Messi fired in a stunning equalizer from long range. However, the result was not enough for Barca, who had lost the first leg 4-1 at the Camp Nou. After the game, Mbappe asked Barcelona youngster Pedri for his jersey. Pedri had played 78 minutes before he was replaced by Miralem Pjanic. But he made his way back onto the field after the game and was approached by Mbappe, who had already removed his PSG jersey. The duo hugged and spoke to each other for a few seconds before Mbappe asked the 18-year-old for his shirt. Pedri respon...
Chelsea Shortlist Three Centre-backs to Sign for Tuchel
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Chelsea Shortlist Three Centre-backs to Sign for Tuchel

  Chelsea have shortlisted a three-man centre-backs to sign for their manager, Thomas Tuchel, this summer, according to The Athletic. Tuchel is keen to bolster his backline despite an excellent defensive record since he replaced Frank Lampard last January. Bayern Munich’s Niklas Sule is one of the names Chelsea is looking at. Another option being looked at is Atletico Madrid’s Jose Gimenez, who has been impressive for Diego Simeone’s men so far this season. Chelsea is also keen on RB Leipzig’s Ibrahima Konate, with the French star also on the radar of Premier League rivals Manchester United. However, If Chelsea manages to sign one of the top-class centre-back, then they would at least offload one of their existing defenders, and Kurt Zouma is likely to be the pla...
Chelsea Gets Major Boost Ahead of Liverpool clash
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Chelsea Gets Major Boost Ahead of Liverpool clash

  Chelsea has been handed a significant injury boost ahead of their Premier League clash with Liverpool at Anfield on Thursday. Chelsea winger, Callum Hudson-Odoi, was substituted just at 30 minutes during Chelsea’s 0-0 draw with Manchester United on Sunday at Stamford Bridge. The England international was replaced by Reece James, and he was later seen with an ice pack and strapping around his left thigh. And after the match, Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, confirmed at his post-match press conference that Hudson-Odoi had picked up a minor injury, adding that the decision to take him off was also a ‘tactical choice’. “[He was] a little bit injured,” Tuchel said. “The reason [he was replaced] was a tactical reason and a little injury, a combination, because we swi...

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