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Tuchel backs Lukaku to retain top spot as Chelsea continues to roll without injured striker
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Tuchel backs Lukaku to retain top spot as Chelsea continues to roll without injured striker

The Blues boss insists his side is stronger with the former Manchester United man in the team Thomas Tuchel insists that Chelsea are not better without Romelu Lukaku as he says he's looking forward to getting the Belgian star back in the squad. Lukaku has missed the last five games with an ankle injury, but Chelsea's attack has continued to roll to the top of the Premier League. But Tuchel says that he believes his side will still benefit from the return of the former Inter star, who has scored three goals in seven Premier League games so far.
Woodgate names 3 players that’ll help Chelsea win title this season
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Woodgate names 3 players that’ll help Chelsea win title this season

Former Bournemouth manager, Jonathan Woodgate, has backed Chelsea to beat Manchester City and Liverpool to the Premier League title this season. Woodgate believes the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Reece James and Ben Chilwell could help Thomas Tuchel’s side win the Premier League title ahead of Man City and Liverpool. He stated this ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Leicester City on Saturday. Chelsea are currently three points ahead of Man City on top of the Premier League table. “Once they [Chelsea] get Romelu Lukaku firing on all cylinders, I reckon they are going to be a monster team, “Woodgate was quoted by Sportskeeda. “I just love the way those fullbacks bomb forward; Reece James and Ben Chilwell are just so suited to this style of play Thomas Tuchel has implem...
Chelsea gets Lukaku injury boost ahead of Man Utd clash
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Chelsea gets Lukaku injury boost ahead of Man Utd clash

Romelu Lukaku has handed Chelsea a major boost after he began running again following an injury lay-off. The Belgium striker has been out of action since he limped out against Malmo in the Champions League. However, on Friday, the club’s record signing took to social media, to give fans a positive update. Lukaku tweeted: “Running today let’s see how that goes.” The 28-year-old is not expected to be available for selection this weekend when Chelsea hosts Burnley on Saturday. But he will be in contention when the Blues take on his former club Manchester United. United visits Chelsea after the international break.
Premier League top scorers 2021-22: Salah, Ronaldo & the race for the Golden Boot
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Premier League top scorers 2021-22: Salah, Ronaldo & the race for the Golden Boot

Goal brings you all this season's top goalscorers from England's top division - who will come out on top? Harry Kane clinched the Premier League Golden Boot award last season with 23 goals, narrowly beating Mohamed Salah to the prestigious award. The race is on once more as the 2021-22 campaign heats up and there are a few more contenders in the mix for the top scorers accolade this time round. Cristiano Ronaldo has returned to Manchester United, while Chelsea have been boosted by another returnee in Romelu Lukaku, and both will be keen to etch their names into history.  
Champions League: Tuchel names four key players to miss Malmo, Chelsea clash
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Champions League: Tuchel names four key players to miss Malmo, Chelsea clash

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has confirmed that four key players will miss his side’s Champions League clash with Malmo on Tuesday. The four players are Timo Werner, Romelu Lukaku, Mateo Kovacic and Mason Mount. Tuchel disclosed this on Monday during his pre-match press conference. Chelsea head to the game following a 3-0 win over Newcastle United in the Premier League over the weekend. Tuchel said, “These four players are out, unfortunately. But for Timo, Romelu and Kova no surprise. “Mason doesn’t feel better, it’s not COVID. “He’s just ill. Christian Pulisic is back and back in the squad for tomorrow.” The kick-off time for Malmo vs Chelsea is 6:45 pm.
You joined Chelsea to double your salary – Inter chief, Marotta hits out at Lukaku
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You joined Chelsea to double your salary – Inter chief, Marotta hits out at Lukaku

Inter Milan Chief Executive Officer, Giuseppe Marotta, has hit out at Chelsea striker, Romelu Lukaku, over his departure from the Serie A champions. Moratta said that Lukaku left Inter for Chelsea to double his salary. According to him, there was no difference between Lukaku and Edin Dzeko, whom Inter signed for free to replace the Belgium international in the summer transfer window. Recall that Chelsea re-signed Lukaku from Inter in the summer transfer window for a club-record £97 million. The 28-year-old scored on his debut for Chelsea against Arsenal and then netted a brace against Aston Villa. But Lukaku has since failed to find the back of the net in the Premier League. Speaking to Il Corriere Della Sera, Marotta hit out at Lukaku for leaving Inter Milan for money....
Paul Merson predicts outcome of Man Utd vs Liverpool, Chelsea, Man City, others
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Paul Merson predicts outcome of Man Utd vs Liverpool, Chelsea, Man City, others

Former Arsenal player, Paul Merson, has predicted some of the English Premier League, EPL, matches that will be played this weekend. Manchester United will host Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday evening, while Chelsea will tackle Norwich City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon. Manchester City will clash with Brighton on Saturday evening in an away Premier League tie, and Arsenal will host Aston Villa at Emirates. Providing his predictions, Merson told Sportskeeda, “Arsenal have done alright in the Premier League so far. People said it was a bad result the other day against Crystal Palace, but I think this is the kind of game they lost a couple of years ago. In recent weeks, they’ve kept sticking at it and need to win this one badly, as otherwise, it’ll quickly become th...
Ballon d’ Or: Very odd – Aluko reacts as organizers snub Chelsea star
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Ballon d’ Or: Very odd – Aluko reacts as organizers snub Chelsea star

Former Chelsea star, Eni Aluko has described goalkeeper Edouard Mendy’s omission from this year’s Ballon d’ Or 30-man shortlist as ‘very odd’. Aluko believes Mendy should have been included in the Ballon d’ Or 30-man nominees released recently. DAILY POST reports that the 30-man shortlist for this year’s Ballon d’Or was announced some few days ago, with five Chelsea players included. Cesar Azpilicueta, Romelu Lukaku, Mason Mount Jorginho and N’Golo Kante, all made the cut. Mendy enjoyed a stunning debut season in the English Premier League, EPL, and capped it off by winning the UEFA Champions League, as Chelsea defeated Premier League champions Manchester City 1-0 in the final. The Senegal goalkeeper also won the UEFA Super Cup with Thomas Tuchel’s men. Speaking on th...
Chelsea facing striker crisis with Lukaku, Werner injured
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Chelsea facing striker crisis with Lukaku, Werner injured

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel is facing a striker crisis after Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner both went off injured against Malmo on Wednesday night. The Blues went on to win 4-0 in the Champions League clash, thanks to goals from Jorginho (2), Andreas Christensen and Kai Havertz. However, their emphatic victory was marred by the knocks picked up by their key frontmen. Lukaku was forced off with a suspected ankle injury in the 20th minute, as he went down under a challenge inside the box. Werner soon followed him off the bench, with what appeared to be a hamstring problem. Tuchel will be hoping that either or both strikers are fit for this weekend’s Premier League game against bottom team Norwich City.
Thomas Tuchel provides update on Lukaku, Werner’s injuries
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Thomas Tuchel provides update on Lukaku, Werner’s injuries

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has provided an update on Timo Werner and Romelu Lukaku injuries. According to the German, both players will be out ‘for some days’ after sustaining injuries during the Blues’ 4-0 Champions League win over Malmo. Malmo’s Lasse Nielsen fell on Lukaku’s ankle in the 18th minute of the match, leading to a penalty which was converted by Jorginho and the Belgian was forced off just minutes later and replaced by Kai Havertz. Werner on his part was taken off shortly before half-time after making a late run into the box before falling over, clutching his right hamstring. “We have a twist of the ankle for Romelu and muscle injury and hamstring for Timo, so they will be out for some days,” Tuchel told reporters after the match “We were in a good place inj...
Why Tuchel wouldn’t bother about Timo Werner’s injury – Joe Cole
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Why Tuchel wouldn’t bother about Timo Werner’s injury – Joe Cole

Former Chelsea midfielder, Joe Cole has said that Thomas Tuchel would not bother too much over Timo Werner’s injury. According to the Englishman, Kai Havertz and Callum Hudson-Odoi will step up and cover for both Romelu Lukaku and Werner who were both injured during Chelsea 4-0 win over Malmo in the Champions League last night. Lukaku twisted his ankle after a rash tackle from Malmo defender, Lasse Nielsen in the penalty box, while Werner went down clutching his right hamstring Tuchel told reporters that both players would be missing for ‘some days’, and Cole believes Havertz and Hudson-Odoi, who replaced Werner and Lukaku against the Swedish champions, can prove their worth. Chelsea tackle Norwich on Saturday, ahead of games against Southampton and Newcastle. “You don’t e...
Ballon d’ Or: He won Champions League – Thiago Silva questions organizers for snubbing Mendy
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Ballon d’ Or: He won Champions League – Thiago Silva questions organizers for snubbing Mendy

Chelsea defender, Thiago Silva, has questioned Ballon d’Or organizers for not including his fellow teammate, Edouard Mendy, in their 30-man shortlist released last week. Silva believes Mendy should have been included in the Ballon d’ Or 30-man nominees released last week. DAILY POST reports that the 30-man shortlist for this year’s Ballon d’Or was announced some few days ago, with five Chelsea players included. Cesar Azpilicueta, Romelu Lukaku, Mason Mount Jorginho and N’Golo Kante, all made the cut. Mendy enjoyed a stunning debut season in the English Premier League and capped it off by winning the UEFA Champions League, as Chelsea defeated Manchester City 1-0 in the final. The Senegal goalkeeper also won the UEFA Super Cup with Thomas Tuchel’s side. Reacting to the de...
Ballon d’Or: Explain why he wasn’t nominated – Rudiger slams organizers for snubbing Chelsea player
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Ballon d’Or: Explain why he wasn’t nominated – Rudiger slams organizers for snubbing Chelsea player

Chelsea defender, Antonio Rudiger has slammed Ballon d’Or organizers for not including his fellow teammate, Edouard Mendy, in their 30-man shortlist released last week. Rudiger demanded an explanation for Mendy’s Ballon d’Or snub after his man of the match display against Brentford in Saturday’s Premier League 1-0 win. Recall that the 30-man shortlist for this year’s Ballon d’Or was announced some few days ago, with five Chelsea players included. Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Cesar Azpilicueta, Romelu Lukaku and Mason Mount all made the cut. Mendy enjoyed a stunning debut season in the English Premier League and capped it off by winning the UEFA Champions League, as Chelsea defeated Manchester City 1-0 in the final. The Senegal goalkeeper also won the UEFA Super Cup with Thomas ...
Ballon D’Or 2021: I’m not interested in five Chelsea players nominated – Tuchel
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Ballon D’Or 2021: I’m not interested in five Chelsea players nominated – Tuchel

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has brutally dismissed five members of his squad nominated for this year’s Ballon D’Or. Captain Cesar Azpilicueta, N’Golo Kante, Jorginho, Mason Mount and Romelu Lukaku all made the 30-man shortlist. Although Tuchel said he is “super happy” for them, he made it clear he does not care for individual awards. Ahead of their Premier League at Brentford on Saturday, Tuchel was asked about his players receiving a nomination for this year’s Ballon d’Or. “Do you believe me if I tell you that I don’t even know who it is on the list? “I’m not into these single, individual awards. I believe this is a team effort. I believe what we did last season, for these players on the list, was a team effort. “We were more than just single players, we were a tea...
Pulisic and Lukaku in mixed injury news for Chelsea as Tuchel gives updates on USMNT and Belgium stars
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Pulisic and Lukaku in mixed injury news for Chelsea as Tuchel gives updates on USMNT and Belgium stars

The Blues will be without the American forward once again in their derby with Brentford on Saturday, but the Belgian striker is raring to go Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has delivered mixed injury news ahead of facing Brentford, with Christian Pulisic “still injured” but Romelu Lukaku ready for Premier League action. The Blues will be making a short trip to face west London neighbours on Saturday aiming to cement their place at the top of the table. That cause will be aided by the availability of the prolific Belgian striker, who picked up a slight knock during the October international break, but the American forward remains sidelined with an ankle complaint and Thiago Silva is unlikely to be risked following an epic journey back from Brazil.  
Tuchel gives updates on Silva, Lukaku, Rudiger, others ahead of Brentford clash
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Tuchel gives updates on Silva, Lukaku, Rudiger, others ahead of Brentford clash

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has provided the latest update on Thiago Silva, Romelu Lukaku, Toni Rudiger, Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic ahead of his side’s Premier League clash with Brentford on Saturday. Tuchel’s men will on Saturday evening tackle Brentford in an away Premier League tie. Chelsea head to the game following a 3-1 win against Southampton in their last fixture. Providing an update on his players, Tuchel said at his pre-match press conference on Friday, “Thiago will be back in the afternoon tomorrow, hopefully, safe from this match in Brazil. We had our talk and tactical training, he missed all that.
2021 Ballon D’Or: Messi, Jorginho, Lewandowski make 30-man nominees [Full list]
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2021 Ballon D’Or: Messi, Jorginho, Lewandowski make 30-man nominees [Full list]

The official 30-man shortlist for this year’s Men Ballon D’Or award has been released by the organizers, France Football, on Friday. It is dominated by the Premier League, with 14 of the players plying their trade in England’s topflight. There are five players from Italy’s Serie A and Spain’s LaLiga, while France has four players. Lionel Messi remains the favourite to win the prize on November 29. The 34-year-old scored 38 goals in 47 games last season, helping guide Barcelona to the Copa del Rey before winning the Copa America with his country this summer. FULL LIST: Premier League: Cesar Azpilicueta, Kevin de Bruyne, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ruben Dias, Bruno Fernandes, Phil Foden, Jorginho, Harry Kane, N’Golo Kanté, Romelu Lukaku, Riyad Mahrez, Mason Mount, Mohamed Salah...
UEFA Nations League: France to play Spain in final
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UEFA Nations League: France to play Spain in final

France fought back from a two-goal deficit to defeat Belgium 3-2 in a UEFA Nations League semi-final on Thursday. Roberto Martinez’s men raced into a 2-0 lead, thanks to Yannick Carrasco and Romelu Lukaku. However, after the break, Karim Benzema pulled one back with a neat turn and finish. The world champions then turned the game around through goals from Kylian Mbappe and Theo Hernandez. There was still time for Lukaku to have a late effort ruled out for offside by VAR. They will now face Spain in Sunday’s final.
I hate to be called a goal poacher – Lukaku
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I hate to be called a goal poacher – Lukaku

Chelsea striker, Romelu Lukaku, has said he hates to be called a “goal poacher”. The Belgium international thinks he is at his best when facing opponents. Lukaku has scored 255 times in club football and 67 goals for his country. But the 28-year-old is eager to point out that he is about much more than hitting the back of the net. He told UEFA’s official website: “The way I’m built – I’m quite big – everybody thinks I’m a sort of target man: just holding up the ball and being a goal poacher. But I’ve never played that way and I hate it. “My biggest strength is that I’m dangerous when I’m facing towards the goal, because that’s when I rarely make wrong choices. “After I pass the ball, I know where I have to position myself in the box. I can do a bit of everything and i...
Paul Merson agrees with Conte over comments on Lukaku, Tuchel
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Paul Merson agrees with Conte over comments on Lukaku, Tuchel

Arsenal hero, Paul Merson, has agreed with former Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte over his comments on Romelu Lukaku and Thomas Tuchel. Conte, who managed Lukaku during their time at Inter Milan, had criticized the way Chelsea coach Tuchel uses the striker in the Blues’ attack so far this season. The Italian gaffer had said that Chelsea, under Tuchel, are “yet to figure out” Lukaku after his return to the Premier League giants from Inter in the summer. Reacting, Merson, in his column for the Daily Star, said, “Antonio Conte is right about Chelsea – they are not getting the best out of Romelu Lukaku. “Conte was saying this week that his old club are still trying to figure things out with Lukaku and I think he’s right. “I think the Chelsea players are looking fo...
Chelsea don’t know how to use Lukaku, says ex-Blues and Inter boss Conte
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Chelsea don’t know how to use Lukaku, says ex-Blues and Inter boss Conte

The Italian tactician, who delivered a Premier League title to Stamford Bridge, worked with the Belgian striker at San Siro Chelsea have failed to “figure out how to use” Romelu Lukaku, with former Blues and Inter boss Antonio Conte questioning Thomas Tuchel’s tactical approach. The Belgium international striker was taken back to Stamford Bridge for a second spell during the summer transfer window in a £98 million ($136m) deal. Lukaku hit the ground running in west London with a goal against Arsenal on debut and four efforts in his first four appearances, but has since gone four games without finding the target.  
Chelsea humbled by brilliant Chiesa in Juventus
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Chelsea humbled by brilliant Chiesa in Juventus

Federico Chiesa’s goal 10 seconds into the second half sent Juventus to a 1-0 Champions League win over Chelsea, who have now suffered back-to-back defeats. After a low key opening 45 minutes, the snappy Chiesa fired the Italians in front with one of the first kicks of the second half. Chelsea continued to dominate possession, registering 73 per cent of the ball, but struggled to create a killer chance, posting just one effort on target. The one big Chelsea opening came and went late on as Romelu Lukaku fired wide after Chelsea finally provided him some fruitful service. Juve held on to continue a fine start to their Champions League campaign under returning coach Massimiliano Allegri as they sit top on six points from two games, while Chelsea stay second on three points.
‘We don’t have this weapon’ – Guardiola says Man City can’t match firepower of rivals’ strikers
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‘We don’t have this weapon’ – Guardiola says Man City can’t match firepower of rivals’ strikers

While Chelsea added Romelu Lukaku, the Premier League champions failed to land a centre forward in the transfer window Pep Guardiola has admitted that Manchester City need a striker after failing to find a replacement for Sergio Aguero in the transfer window. City spent the summer chasing Harry Kane but couldn’t strike a deal with Tottenham while Cristiano Ronaldo moved to Manchester United after being linked with a late switch to the Etihad Stadium. Meanwhile, title rivals Chelsea signed Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku in a £98 million ($136m) deal and, ahead of Saturday’s clash at Stamford Bridge, Guardiola said City lack a similar goalscorer.  
EPL: William Gallas names club to win Premier League title this season
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EPL: William Gallas names club to win Premier League title this season

Former Chelsea and Arsenal star, William Gallas, has said that the Blues are in pole position to win the Premier League this season. He said that Thomas Tuchel’s side will comfortably win the league title this season, adding that the west London side are just getting ‘stronger and stronger’ under Thomas Tuchel. Chelsea have recorded four wins and one draw so far this season and are currently top on the Premier League log with a head-to-head advantage over Liverpool and superior goal difference over Manchester United. Tuchel’s side became stronger with the addition of Romelu Lukaku and Saul Niguez to their already star-studded squad from last season. Gallas, who played 159 times for the Blues believes Tuchel’s team has all it takes to win the league and admitted that he can’t se...
‘His athletic strength can be devastating’ – Osimhen is Lukaku’s ‘heir’, says Zola
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‘His athletic strength can be devastating’ – Osimhen is Lukaku’s ‘heir’, says Zola

The Italian football great has compared the Nigerian frontman and the Chelsea star ahead of the Parthenopeans’ clash with Sampdoria   Victor Osimhen’s athletic strength can be devastating, according to Gianfranco Zola, who has described the Napoli striker as Romelu Lukaku’s "heir". The Nigeria international took his tally for the season to three in four matches after finding the net in the Parthenopeans’ 4-0 triumph over Udinese on Monday night. Prior to his effort against the White and Blacks, Osimhen had gotten a brace as Luciano Spalletti’s men played out a 2-2 draw with Leicester City in a Uefa Europa Cup fixture.
Tuchel reveals plan for Werner after Lukaku’s arrival
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Tuchel reveals plan for Werner after Lukaku’s arrival

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has said he has a “clear impression” of how Timo Werner can play alongside Romelu Lukaku. Werner has struggled since he signed from RB Leipzig last summer and many have criticised his performances. Many have questioned if Lukaku’s arrival from Inter Milan would see the German striker sidelined. Lukaku is a natural No.9, but often prefers the right half-space, while Werner loves the left channel to attack into, suggesting the two could click well together. And after a convincing 3-0 win over London rivals Tottenham, Tuchel is confident he knows how best Werner can thrive alongside the club’s record signing. Tuchel said: “He can play with Romelu. He did very well in the last 25/30 minutes versus Tottenham. “It gave us a clear ...
EPL: Carragher names three players Ronaldo will challenge for this season’s golden boot
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EPL: Carragher names three players Ronaldo will challenge for this season’s golden boot

Former Liverpool defender, Jamie Carragher has named three players Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo will challenge for this season’s golden boot in the Premier League. The three players are Tottenham’s Harry Kane, Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah. Ronaldo currently has three goals, while Salah has four goals and Lukuku three goals. Meanwhile, Kane won the golden boot last season. Writing in his column for The Telegraph, Carragher said: “I am certain Ronaldo will challenge Harry Kane, Mohamed Salah and Romelu Lukaku for this season’s golden boot. “As we saw last weekend against Newcastle United on his second United debut, Ronaldo’s mere presence is a certainty of goals, and his comeback has transformed the mood at his club and ...
Saul Niguez names Chelsea players that impressed, supported him
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Saul Niguez names Chelsea players that impressed, supported him

Chelsea star, Saul Niguez, has identified Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner as the Blues players that have impressed him during training at Stamford Bridge. Niguez also named Thiago Silva as the Chelsea player that supported him after his disappointing debut performance for Chelsea against Aston Villa last weekend. Recall that the midfielder joined Chelsea in the summer from Atletico Madrid. Asked which Chelsea players have impressed him, Niguez told Fabrizio Romano on Twitch on Thursday, “[Romelu] Lukaku and [Timo] Werner.” He added: “After my poor performance in my first match [Chelsea vs Aston Villa], Thiago Silva, in particular, supported me a lot. “My first game with Chelsea was much worse, believe me, and don’t worry.” Niguez will now hope to feature for Chelsea in th...
Champions League: Rudiger delivers Chelsea verdict after Zenit victory
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Champions League: Rudiger delivers Chelsea verdict after Zenit victory

Chelsea defender, Antonio Rudiger, has given his thoughts regarding his side’s Champions League 1-0 victory over Zenit on Tuesday night. Chelsea secured three points as they began their defence of Europe’s most coveted trophy, thanks to a second-half goal from Romelu Lukaku. Speaking to Chelsea’s official website after the game, Rudiger discussed the result and performance of Thomas Tuchel’s men. “It was one of those types of games where if you don’t find an early goal, it becomes difficult but we kept going,” Rudiger said. He added: “The only threat that was coming from them was the counter-attack and we did very well with that. We played well, defended so well and got the one goal.” Chelsea will face Juventus in their next Champions League fixture on September 29 in Turi...
Don’t promise what you can’t deliver – Milito tells Chelsea striker, Lukaku
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Don’t promise what you can’t deliver – Milito tells Chelsea striker, Lukaku

Former Inter striker, Diego Milito, has urged Chelsea striker, Romelu Lukaku, not to promise what he can’t deliver. Milito said this ahead of Inter Milan’s Champions League clash with Real Madrid on Wednesday night. Lukaku returned to Chelsea in the summer but Milito was not impressed, insisting that Inter Milan fans are disappointed in the 28-year-old’s loyalty before joining the English Premier League, EPL, giants. “As for Lukaku, there is one thing you should never do: promise what you can’t deliver,” Milito told La Gazzetta dello Sport. “It’s normal for a player to leave and go somewhere else, but the fans are disappointed with his declarations of loyalty before joining Chelsea.” “I was close to Real Madrid and PSG, but Inter was a life choice for me,” Milito added. ...
Champions League: Joe Cole names Chelsea player that is “a killer”
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Champions League: Joe Cole names Chelsea player that is “a killer”

Former England midfielder, Joe Cole, has said that in Romelu Lukaku, Chelsea now have a “killer” in their squad who will finish off chances. Lukaku netted the only goal as the Blues began their Champions League campaign with a narrow 1-0 victory over Zenit St Petersburg on Tuesday. It was his fourth goal in four matches since returning to Stamford Bridge in a £98million deal from Inter Milan. Cole admitted that Lukaku was not at his best against Zenit, but said his clinical nature makes him the perfect man to lead the line under Thomas Tuchel. “I’m going to throw this out there, I think he’ll be top scorer in the Champions League this season. “Lukaku didn’t even have one of his better games, he was a little bit scruffy but he’s a finisher now, a killer. Once ...
Highest goal scorers in Premier League after Week 4 [See top 18]
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Highest goal scorers in Premier League after Week 4 [See top 18]

West Ham forward, Michail Antonio remains the top scorer in the Premier League after Week 4 games, along with Manchester United playmaker, Bruno Fernandes. Both Antonio and Fernandes have four goals each. Mohammed Salah got on the scoresheet, as Liverpool hammered Leeds United 3-0 on Sunday and now has three goals to his name. Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Demarai Gray (Everton), Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea) and Mason Greenwood (Manchester United) all have three goals too. Premier League top scorers: 4 goals: Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United), Michail Antonio (West Ham) 3 goals: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Mason Greenwood (Manchester United), Demarai Gray (Everton), Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea), Mohammed Salah (Liverpool) 2 goals: Said Benrahma (West Ha...
Lukaku tells Tuchel two Players to Sign for Chelsea
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Lukaku tells Tuchel two Players to Sign for Chelsea

Chelsea striker, Romelu Lukaku, has recommended his former Inter Milan teammates Alessandro Bastoni and Milan Skriniar to the club’s hierarchy, according to Sport Mediaset. Thomas Tuchel tried to add a new centre-back this summer but the Blues failed to agree on a deal with Sevilla for Jules Kounde. Chelsea believed they had a verbal agreement with Sevilla over the fee, but the LaLiga side increased that figure by €15million. Tuchel remains keen to add a new centre-back and could now be looking at Bastoni and Skriniar. His decision comes following a recommendation from Lukaku, who played with them both at Inter. A deal for Bastoni would also be tricky, as the Italian international only signed a three-year contract extension in May. Skriniar, meanwhile, wil...
Gary Neville snubs Man Utd, Man City, names team that will be difficult to stop
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Gary Neville snubs Man Utd, Man City, names team that will be difficult to stop

Former Manchester United captain, Gary Neville, has named Chelsea as the team that will be difficult to stop in the Premier League this season. Neville was left very impressed following the Blues’ 3-0 win over Aston Villa on Saturday. Thomas Tuchel only made one permanent signing this summer, bringing in Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan. Saul Niguez also arrived on loan from Atletico Madrid. But, despite a slightly quieter summer than their rivals, Neville still feels Chelsea could be the team to beat this season. He said on his Gary Neville Podcast: “It was interesting because I’d expect Manchester United to beat Newcastle the way in which they did – with or without Ronaldo. “But then I went home from Salford to watch the Chelsea-Villa game and Villa played well, and Villa ...
No more sliding on my knees!’ – Chelsea star Lukaku says he’ll retire celebration after Villa mishap
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No more sliding on my knees!’ – Chelsea star Lukaku says he’ll retire celebration after Villa mishap

  The Belgian bagged a brace to continue his superb start to the season, but suffered a pratfall in his attempts to commemorate the moment Romelu Lukaku has vowed to retire his knee-slide celebration after the Chelsea striker took an ungracious tumble during the Blues' victory over Aston Villa on Saturday. The Belgian bagged a brace to continue his superb start to his second life at Stamford Bridge, keeping Thomas Tuchel's side firmly in the mix near the Premier League summit. But the striker's attempt to commemorate his first goal was scuppered when his attempted knee slide fell short, leaving him in a comical heap - and the forward has now stated he will not repeat the feat.      
Lukaku Reveals Stamford Bridge ‘Dream’ after Scoring Twice in 3-0 win Over Villa
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Lukaku Reveals Stamford Bridge ‘Dream’ after Scoring Twice in 3-0 win Over Villa

Chelsea striker, Romelu Lukaku, has revealed he fulfilled a childhood dream, after he scored in front of the Stamford Bridge fans on Saturday. Lukaku has now netted three times for the Blues since arriving from Inter Milan this summer. The 28-year-old’s brace against Aston Villa saw Chelsea win 3-0 and go joint top of the table with Manchester United. But the goals also held special significance for Lukaku, as he was given a rousing ovation by the home crowd. He told Sky Sports: “It’s my dream since I was 11 [to score here]. “I’ve worked hard for this moment. I’m very happy for the win. It was an important game for us. We showed the will to win from the first minute and I’m very happy with the result.”
Tuchel speaks on who will score more goals between Lukaku, Ronaldo
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Tuchel speaks on who will score more goals between Lukaku, Ronaldo

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has said he does not care if Cristiano Ronaldo wins the Golden Boot this season, as long as Romelu Lukaku keeps scoring for his team. Ronaldo’s second debut at Old Trafford ended in scintillating fashion, as he netted a brace in their 4-1 win over Newcastle United. The two goals are his first in the Premier League after 12 years away. Lukaku grabbed his own brace later on Saturday, as Chelsea hammered Aston Villa 3-0 at Stamford Bridge. The Belgian now has three goals this season for the Blues. When asked after the game who will score more between both forwards, Tuchel simply replied: “I couldn’t care less as long as Romelu scores for us”.
Lukaku and Kovacic take Chelsea to victory over Villa
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Lukaku and Kovacic take Chelsea to victory over Villa

Romelu Lukaku and Mateo Kovacic scored their first Stamford Bridge goals for Chelsea as the Blues beat Aston Villa 3-0 to move level on points with Manchester United at the top of the early Premier League table. On his second home debut for the club Lukaku was brilliantly clinical to finish after Kovacic's through ball on 15 minutes and, after the break, the Croatian pounced on a poor Tyrone Mings back pass (49) to net his own maiden home goal for the club. Villa had dominated in between those two goals, forcing Edouard Mendy into a string of fine first-half saves, while Ollie Watkins was denied by a crucial Thiago Silva block when he took it around the goalkeeper. However, after Mings' gift, the hosts - while still not at their best - found a measure of control and Lukaku stretche...
EPL: Lukaku will be more important than Ronaldo this season – Stan Collymore
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EPL: Lukaku will be more important than Ronaldo this season – Stan Collymore

Sport pundit, Stan Collymore, has said Romelu Lukaku is more important this season to Chelsea, than Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United. Both players returned to the Premier League this summer. Lukaku cost the Blues £97million-plus, while Ronaldo returned to Old Trafford for a fee less than £20m. Collymore, writing in his UK Mirror column, said: “If Chelsea were to lose Lukaku for 10 games it would massively impact on any title tilt, even their bid for a top-four finish. “While United have Edinson Cavani, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, Mason Greenwood and Bruno Fernandes to turn to for the goals which would get them through such a spell if Ronaldo were to be ruled out. “At 36, you would hope as well that this season is less about Ronaldo than it has been ...
Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Lukaku, Kante emerge injury doubts
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Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Lukaku, Kante emerge injury doubts

Chelsea striker, Romelu Lukaku, has confirmed he will undergo a scan on a thigh injury this week. The 28-year-old has scored once in two appearances for the Blues, since returning to Stamford Bridge in a £97.5 million deal from Inter Milan last month. During the international break, Lukaku scored twice in Belgium’s 5-2 win over Estonia last Thursday and once in a 3-0 victory over Czech Republic on Sunday evening. He is suspended for their World Cup qualifier against Belarus on Wednesday and will now fly to London ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League fixture against Aston Villa on Saturday. “I’ll have a scan of my thigh first,” Lukaku told HLN after Belgium’s win against Czech Republic. “I have been struggling with a minor issue for a while. And then I will return to Chelsea.”...
Don’t ever compare me with Ronaldo – Lukaku
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Don’t ever compare me with Ronaldo – Lukaku

Chelsea striker, Romelu Lukaku has said he should never be compared with Cristiano Ronaldo. According to him, he has a long way to go before reaching the standards set by Ronaldo, who just re-signed for Manchester United. Ronaldo scored his 111th goal for Portugal this week to become the all-time men’s scoring charts. At age 28, Lukaku has netted 66 times for Belgium, giving him an outside chance of eventually catching Ronaldo. But, speaking at a press conference ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Czech Republic, Lukaku said: “Don’t ever compare me to Cristiano Ronaldo, never.” “Cristiano Ronaldo is, for me, in the top three best players in the history of football,” he continued. “I’m not going to rank him from first to third but he’s in there. “What he has ac...
I was in a deep hole at Man Utd – Lukaku reveals more details about Chelsea move
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I was in a deep hole at Man Utd – Lukaku reveals more details about Chelsea move

Chelsea striker, Romelu Lukaku, has given more details about his move from Inter Milan. Lukaku admits he didn’t want to go behind the Serie A club’s back, as they saved him from “a deep hole” at Manchester United. Both clubs eventually agreed to a £97.5 million fee for the Belgian striker. Lukaku told HLN: “I only realized that Chelsea was serious when they made their third offer. “First they offered €100m (£85m). Then €105m (£90m), €105m plus [Marcos] Alonso. Then they offered €110m (£94.2m) plus [Davide] Zappacosta, but Inter said no. “I didn’t want to go behind Inter’s back. They got me out of the s***. I was in a deep hole at Man United. “After training, I went to [Simone] Inzaghi’s office. I didn’t want to ruin the atmosphere because I was no longer with my head in...
Glen Johnson predicts club to win Premier League title this season
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Glen Johnson predicts club to win Premier League title this season

Gabby Agbonlahor has named the club to win the Premier League title this season. According to the Nigerian born former England international, Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea will win the league title this season. According to him, Manchester United and Liverpool do not have enough strength in depth to challenge the Blues. The Blues have won two of the three league games played so far, drawing 1-1 with Liverpool in their last game before the International break despite being reduced to ten men. Chelsea won the Champions League and finished in fourth place in the league but have added prolific goalscorer Romelu Lukaku and Spanish international midfielder Saul Niguez to their squad. Despite United signing Cristiano Ronaldo and Man City adding England midfielder Jack Gre...
Timo Werner gets advice on how to remain at Chelsea
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Timo Werner gets advice on how to remain at Chelsea

Former Chelsea star, Glen Johnson, has advised the club’s striker, Timo Werner to change position in order to salvage his Chelsea career. This advice came following the arrival of Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan earlier this summer. Werner who mounted Chelsea’s top-9 position last season was only able to score six goals in 35 Premier League appearances. There were rumours that the German could leave Stamford Bridge in a bid for more game time. However, Johnson believes Werner still has a future at the club, but may have to look at playing on the wing in order to cement a spot in the first team. “It’s clear that Timo Werner hasn’t performed to the standard we all know he’s capable of, but he wasn’t brought in to play as an out and out striker. Romelu Lukaku hasn’t come in ...
Full list: Ronaldo missing among 10 most expensive EPL summer signings
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Full list: Ronaldo missing among 10 most expensive EPL summer signings

English Premier League clubs spent an estimated £1bn on 103 permanent signings during the summer transfer window which closed on Tuesday. However, Cristiano Ronaldo who headlined the EPL transfer window was not among the top ten signings in the premier league. Manchester City made the most expensive acquisition during the main window, with Jack Grealish costing £100m from Aston Villa, while Romelu Lukaku (£97.5m to Chelsea from Inter Milan) and Jadon Sancho (£73m to Manchester United from Borussia Dortmund) were also among the most pricey additions. Arsenal invested heavily, topped with £50m acquisition Ben White from Brighton, followed by Raphael Varane (£41m to Manchester United from Real Madrid), Emi Buendia (£38m to Aston Villa from Norwich) and Ibrahima Konate (£36m to Live...
Joe Cole lists Man City’s benefits in signing Cristiano Ronaldo
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Joe Cole lists Man City’s benefits in signing Cristiano Ronaldo

Former Chelsea winger, Joe Cole, has said that Cristiano Ronaldo is a better signing for Manchester City than Tottenham star, Harry Kane. Joe Cole pointed out that Ronaldo scored more goals than even Romelu Lukaku in the Serie A last season. He added that he cannot wait to see the Portugal superstar return to English football. “I’d love to see Ronaldo back in the Premier League, I’d love to see him back, what a player,” Cole told talkSPORT “I backed Chelsea for the title and I said the only way I’d stick asterisks on that is if Harry Kane went to Man City – but I think Ronaldo is an even better option for them. “Financially, commercially and most importantly you’ve got to remember he outscored Romelu Lukau in Serie A last year – he’s not a normal 36 years old! “I think he...
Chelsea vs Liverpool: Rio Ferdinand identifies Lukaku’s weak point ahead of EPL top-of-table clash
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Chelsea vs Liverpool: Rio Ferdinand identifies Lukaku’s weak point ahead of EPL top-of-table clash

Former Premier League star, Rio Ferdinand has identified the weak point of Chelsea new signing, Romelu Lukaku. Ferdinand, who watched Lukaku perform impressively in his debut for Chelsea on Sunday scoring the opening goal, said the Belgian’s hold up play towards goal still needs to improve. Lukaku scored Chelsea’s opener and gave Arsenal centre-back Pablo Mari a torrid time throughout the whole match. Ferdinand, a former Manchester United and England defender, branded Mari’s attempts to stop Lukaku an ’embarrassment’. He also criticised the Gunners’ poor methods in dealing with Chelsea’s new striker. But the former Manchester United defender is excited by the prospect of Lukaku’s battle with Virgil van Dijk this weekend as Chelsea face Liverpool at Anfield on Sa...
Ian Wright names Arsenal’s best player in 2-0 defeat to Chelsea
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Ian Wright names Arsenal’s best player in 2-0 defeat to Chelsea

Arsenal legend, Ian Wright has singled out the club’s new signing, Albert Sambi Lokonga for praise over his performance in Arsenal’s 2-0 defeat to Chelsea. First-half goals from Romelu Lukaku and Reece James secured a maximum three points for Thomas Tuchel’s side at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. Arsenal’s defenders struggled to get to grips with Chelsea’s new boy Lukaku throughout the game, while the Gunners rarely troubled Blues defence in attack. Mike Arteta’s Gunners have lost both of their league games having fallen to a 2-0 defeat to Brentford last week. “What I saw today, apart from Lokonga, I thought he was very good today, [Nicolas] Pepe did a bit in places, I thought we looked really bereft of anything that we were doing,” he said. Brentford’s win over Arsenal...
John Terry hails one Arsenal player after 2-0 defeat to Chelsea
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John Terry hails one Arsenal player after 2-0 defeat to Chelsea

Chelsea legend, John Terry has hailed Arsenal midfielder, Emile Smith Rowe after Chelsea’s 2-0 victory at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. Romelu Lukaku netted his debut goal for Chelsea, while Reece James made it 2-0 to secure the three points for Thomas Tuchel’s side. Arsenal received their second defeat in the new season with Mikel Arteta’s side delivering another disjointed display in front of their fans. The Gunners were also booed off the pitch by their own supporters at half time and after the full-time whistle. Many Arsenal players struggled to make an impact against Thomas Tuchel’s Blues, but Smith Rowe managed to catch Terry’s eye late in the game. The Chelsea legend, who was watching the match, posted a clip of Rowe’s highlight on Instagram along with the caption...
Lukaku names his best goal after scoring against Arsenal
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Lukaku names his best goal after scoring against Arsenal

Chelsea striker, Romelu Lukaku has said his first goal for the club is the most special Premier League goal he has ever scored. Lukaku tapped in from Reece James’s cross to give the Blues the lead against Arsenal on Sunday. While the finish was straightforward, the 28-year-old did well to hold up the ball in the build-up, before running onto the pass from James. Before the game, Lukaku already had 113 career Premier League goals to his name, Although he never scored in the 10 domestic appearances he made during his first stint with Chelsea. Lukaku said on beIN SPORTS: “Yes, that one was the best [Premier League goal] for me. “You guys know how emotional it was today. This one is the best of the lot. Obviously, it was only a tap-in but the build up was nice so for me this o...

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