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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.
Lampard Speaks on Rejecting new Jobs Since he was Sacked at Chelsea
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Lampard Speaks on Rejecting new Jobs Since he was Sacked at Chelsea

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 He has since been replaced by former Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain boss, Thomas Tuchel.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

  Bayern Munich CEO, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, has paid tribute to Chelsea Director, Marina Granovskaia, for the job she is doing at Stamford Bridge. Granovskaia is Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich’s right-hand woman at the west London club. The 46-year-old has grown to become one of the most powerful leaders in world football. She has built a reputation for her smart dealings in transfer transactions. Speaking to the Athletic, Rummenigge said, “I am curious to see if there will be one club in Europe that can break even this season. “It will be challenging, even for us. We have lost €4m to €5m per game, you can work out what that means in total. “After more than 1 year without fans, the income loss has been much greater for the big clubs. Some of the smaller clubs...
Tuchel Sacks Rudiger after Fight With Kepa Following Chelsea’s Defeat to West Brom
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Tuchel Sacks Rudiger after Fight With Kepa Following Chelsea’s Defeat to West Brom

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has sent Antonio Rudiger away from training on Easter Day after a fight with Kepa Arrizabalaga. According to the Telegraph, Rudiger was dismissed to calm down after pushing and shoving between him and Kepa. The disagreement between both players was sparked by a late tackle by Rudiger on the Spain international, who reacted strongly, and things escalated into a physical confrontation. However, Tuchel quickly decided his compatriot Rudiger had not calmed down enough to finish training, so he cooled off indoors while Kepa continued the last five minutes of the training session at Cobham. Rudiger later took it upon himself to apologise unforced, with Tuchel now happy the matter is closed and not expecting any lasting fight between both ...
West Brom Contact Police after 5-2 win Over Chelsea
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West Brom Contact Police after 5-2 win Over Chelsea

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

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

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

  Former Chelsea star, Joe Cole has described Jorginho and Marcos Alonso as standout flops in Chelsea’s humiliating 5-3 defeat to West Brom at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Christian Pulisic put the home side ahead but then things went south very quickly for the Blues with Thiago Silva being sent off in the 28th minute. Matheus Pereira then scored twice for the visitors shortly before half time and in the second period, Tuchel’s side became totally capitulated. Mbaye Diagne struck and Callum Robinson netted a brace either side of a goal from Mason Mount which gave Chelsea a fleeting hope. Cole blamed both players for their poor performances in an array of disappointing displays by Thomas Tuchel side at home by Chelsea. With the unsavoury result, Tuchel lost his un...
Chelsea 2 – 5 West Bromwich : Thomas Tuchel suffers first defeat as Chelsea manager in 7 goal thriller
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Chelsea 2 – 5 West Bromwich : Thomas Tuchel suffers first defeat as Chelsea manager in 7 goal thriller

The English Premiere  league kick started shockingly as relegation-threatened West Brom won 5-2 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, April 13, inflicting Thomas Tuchel's first defeat as Chelsea manager in emphatic fashion. Chelsea were down to 10 men for the most part of the game after Thiago Silva's red card just moments after the Blues had taken the lead through Christian Pulisic in the first half. But West Brom, fighting for their lives in the relegation battle played  brilliant football against Chelsea in the Blues' own backyard. Two goals from Matheus Pereira flipped the game in first half stoppage time, before Callum Robinson made it 3-1 and Mbaye Diagne added the fourth goal for West Brom. Mason Mount scored what proved to be a consolation goal to make it 4-2, and wit...
Chelsea Gets Triple Injury Boost Ahead of West Brom clash
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Chelsea Gets Triple Injury Boost Ahead of West Brom clash

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

  Joao Santos, the agent of Chelsea’s Jorginho, has confirmed that the midfielder will stay at Stamford Bridge beyond this summer transfer window. Santos said this ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with West Brom on Saturday afternoon. Jorginho has been linked with a move to Napoli and Juventus from Chelsea in the past. His current contract with Chelsea will expire in 2023. The Italy international has become a firm favourite under current Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, in the Blues midfield’s heart. Speaking on Jorginho’s future at the West London club, Santo told TuttoMercatoWeb: “He has a two-year contract with Chelsea. “He thinks about playing the European Championship. And then the World Cup in Qatar. “He will remain at Chelsea, one hundred per c...
Chelsea vs West Brom: Thiago Silva gives fitness update ahead of EPL clash
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Chelsea vs West Brom: Thiago Silva gives fitness update ahead of EPL clash

  Chelsea defender, Thiago Silva, has provided the latest update on his fitness level ahead of his side’s Premier League clash against West Brom on Saturday. Silva, alongside Tammy Abraham, returned to Chelsea training earlier this week ahead of the West Brom clash at Stamford Bridge. The Brazilian centre-back had suffered a thigh injury “setback” in training in the past few weeks. The former PSG star has not featured for Chelsea since a 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in early February. Providing an update on his fitness, Silva wrote on Instagram, “Happy to be back doing what I love! May God bless our new beginnings.” Chelsea are presently occupying the fourth position in the Premier League with 51 points from 29 games.
UEFA Announces Venue for Chelsea’s Champions League ties Against FC Porto
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UEFA Announces Venue for Chelsea’s Champions League ties Against FC Porto

UEFA has announced that the two legs of Chelsea’s Champions League quarter-final tie with Porto, will be played in Seville. Chelsea was due to travel to Estadio Do Dragao for the first leg on April 7, before welcoming the Portuguese side to Stamford Bridge six days later. However, UEFA has now confirmed both fixtures will take place at Sevilla’s Estadio Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan in Spain because of COVID-19 precautions. “UEFA is able to officially confirm that the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first and second leg matches involving FC Porto and Chelsea FC, will now both be played at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan in Seville. “The dates of the matches (7 April and 13 April 2021) and the kick-off times (21:00CET) will remain the same. “UEFA would like to thank FC Port...
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...
Tuchel Gives Abramovich Name of Player to Sign this Summer
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Tuchel Gives Abramovich Name of Player to Sign this Summer

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has given the Blues owner, Roman Abramovich, the name of the player to sign this summer transfer window, according to Spanish outlet, Sport. Tuchel has personally asked Abramovich to use Timo Werner in a player-plus-cash deal to sign Borussia Dortmund striker, Erling Haaland, this summer. The German gaffer is desperate to secure the signature of Haaland at the end of the season as he has not held back with his regards to his coaching style with Werner. The former Paris Saint-Germain coach is often overheard “barking orders” at Werner from the sidelines since he replaced Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge last January. Chelsea will face strong competitions from Premier League rivals Manchester United and Manchester City as well as LaLiga sides, ...
What Mourinho Did to me at Chelsea – Obi Mikel
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What Mourinho Did to me at Chelsea – Obi Mikel

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

Alvaro Morata has revealed he “came close” to suffering from depression during his time at Chelsea. The Blues paid a then club-record £58 million fee to sign Morata from Real Madrid in 2017. However, the striker struggled at Stamford Bridge, despite scoring 24 goals in 72 games. Morata left Chelsea for Atletico Madrid in January 2019, before joining former club, Juventus prior to the current campaign. “I’ve never had depression and I hope I never do, but I came close,” Morata said in an interview with El Mundo. “When your head doesn’t work well, you are your worst enemy. During those times, it doesn’t matter what you do, you are always fighting against yourself. Depression is an illness just like breaking your ankle.”
Why I Left Chelsea – Obi Mikel Opens up on Fight with Conte
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Why I Left Chelsea – Obi Mikel Opens up on Fight with Conte

  Former Chelsea player, John Obi Mikel, has opened up on his fight with former Chelsea boss, Antonio Conte before he left the club. Mike said that the Italian gaffer forced  him out of Stamford Bridge over his decision to play in the 2016 Olympic Games with the Under 23 football team. Mikel had expressed his desire to play in the Olympics having represented Nigeria on various levels: U17, 21, and the senior national team. Having gone with the team to Brazil and won the Bronze medal from football competition, Mikel was out of the Chelsea squad by the then new manager, Conte. The former Nigerian skipper then decided to leave Stamford Bridge for China. Speaking in an interview with the Athletic, Mikel said, “This guy who has just walked in the door for five minutes...
Thiago Silva Takes Decision on Chelsea Future
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Thiago Silva Takes Decision on Chelsea Future

  Chelsea defender, Thiago Silva, will sign a one-year contract extension at Stamford Bridge, Le10Sport reports. Silva signed an initial 12-month deal when he joined from Paris Saint-Germain as a free agent last summer. Despite suffering from injury problems, the Brazilian has shown he has lost little of his quality. Silva worked under Thomas Tuchel in Paris and the German tactician appreciates the defender’s leadership, even if he has not been able to call on him as much as he’d like in recent weeks. Chelsea inserted a 12-month extension option in Silva’s initial deal, but it required both sides to agree in order for it to be activated. Silva believes he has more to give and has agreed to extend his deal, meaning he will stay at Chelsea until he is at least 37....
Tuchel Names Chelsea Player to Skip International Break
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Tuchel Names Chelsea Player to Skip International Break

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has revealed that Edouard Mendy will not be going on international this week. Tuchel said this after Chelsea defeated Sheffield United 2-0 in the FA Cup quarter-final tie on Sunday. According to him, Mendy will remain at Stamford Bridge because he has an operation on his tooth. The German noted that the Senegalese goalkeeper needs to see a dentist. “Edou Mendy will stay because he has an operation on his tooth,” Tuchel told a post-match press conference while providing an update on his squad ahead of the international break. “He needs to see the dentist because it needs to be done. It’s why we do it now.” Chelsea’s next match is against West Brom on April 3 after the international break.
Chelsea vs Sheffield United: Tuchel Criticizes Pulisic, Others after FA Cup 2-0 win
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Chelsea vs Sheffield United: Tuchel Criticizes Pulisic, Others after FA Cup 2-0 win

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has criticized his players, including Christian Pulisic, following his side’s 2-0 win over Sheffield United in the FA Cup quarter-final on Sunday at Stamford Bridge. Tuchel said Chelsea players lost control, concentration and momentum against Sheffield, adding that they gave the visitors two big chances during the encounter. A first-half own goal from Oliver Norwood and a late strike from Hakim Ziyech ensured Chelsea qualified for the FA Cup semi-finals. “The second half, there was a chance for Christian (Pulisic) that we didn’t take, and then we lost control, concentration and momentum. And there were many, many minutes to suffer,” Tuchel said at his post-match press conference after the game. “We allowed two big chances, and we were lucky to e...
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 ...
Tuchel Names Three Big Problems Billy Gilmour has at Chelsea
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Tuchel Names Three Big Problems Billy Gilmour has at Chelsea

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has named the three ‘big problems’ midfielder Billy Gilmour has at Stamford Bridge. According to Tuchel, the three problems Gilmour has at Chelsea are N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho. The Blues boss also insisted that the Scotland international is a vital part of Chelsea’s squad, despite his lack of regular playing time. Gilmour has featured just once for Chelsea since Tuchel took over from Frank Lampard last January. The 19-year-old was also snubbed by Scotland coach Steve Clarke for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Austria, Israel and the Faroe Islands later this month. Speaking on Gilmour during his pre-match press conference on Friday ahead of Chelsea’s FA Cup clash with Sheffield United on Sunday, Tuchel said, “It ...
Eden Hazard May Never Play Football Again – Dr. Gonzalez
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Eden Hazard May Never Play Football Again – Dr. Gonzalez

Belgium and Real Madrid footballer, Eden Hazard 'may never play football again', a top doctor in Spain has warned. According to the doctor, the former Chelsea playmaker's career could be in doubt if he performs a third operation on his ankle. It has been a miserable time for Hazard in Spain since moving from Chelsea in 2019. Hazard, 30, has been plagued by persistent problems with his left ankle and been unable to reproduce the quality football he was known for at Stamford Bridge. Hazard has been restricted to just 14 appearances this season and the playmaker has failed to provide a single assist. Real Madrid want Hazard to postpone surgery but Belgium reportedly want him to have it immediately so he can play this summer's rescheduled Euro 2020. But Dr Jose Gonzal...
Why I Played Ziyech in Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Atletico Madrid – Tuchel
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Why I Played Ziyech in Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Atletico Madrid – Tuchel

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has given reasons he featured Hakim Ziyech in Chelsea’s Champions League round of 16 second-leg 2-0 win over Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night. Tuchel said he played Ziyech against Atletico Madrid because the Moroccan international has good experience in the round of 16 during his time at Ajax. Ziyech and Emerson Palmieri got the goals on the night at Stamford Bridge, as Chelsea progressed on a 3-0 aggregate, having won 1-0 in the first leg. “He played today because he did it with Ajax, and he came to a semi-final. “He has good experience in the round of 16. He knows how it feels to arrive in the Knockout round and go through to the last eight. “The second reason he played is because he deserved it,” Tuchel said at his post-match press confe...
No Club Wants to Play Against Chelsea – Tuchel
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No Club Wants to Play Against Chelsea – Tuchel

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has insisted that no club in the Champions League wants to play against the Blues. Tuchel said this after Chelsea defeated Atletico Madrid 2-0 in the round of 16 second-leg tie on Wednesday night at Stamford Bridge to qualify for the last-8 on 3-0 aggregate. Goals from Hakim Ziyech and Emerson Palmieri gave Chelsea the victory over Diego Simeone’s side. “The most important thing is we deserve this,” Tuchel said at his post-match press conference. “They play with a special bond, and results like this give you a certain edge to achieve special things. “I’m sure no one wants to play against us. This will be a difficult challenge, but on we go, no need to be afraid. We take what we get.”
Thomas Tuchel Points Out where Chelsea must improve after 2-0 win over Atletico
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Thomas Tuchel Points Out where Chelsea must improve after 2-0 win over Atletico

  Thomas Tuchel has warned that his Chelsea side can still be more lethal in the final third after booking their place in the Champions League quarter-finals at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night. Chelsea recorded a comfortable win over Atletico Madrid, sealing a 3-0 aggregate through goals on the night from Hakim Ziyech and Emerson Palmieri. Chelsea’s goals came through fine counter attacking moves but the German tactician still sees that as an area where his side can improve going forward. The former PSG boss is eager to see his side grow more clinical in the latter stages of the competition “We need to improve in counter attacks, the first contact after we win the ball when we implement more forward thinking to exploit space,” Tuchel told a post-match press confe...
‘You’ll be Embarrassed’ – Ferdinand Blasts Rudiger after Chelsea’s 2 -0 Win Over Atletico
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‘You’ll be Embarrassed’ – Ferdinand Blasts Rudiger after Chelsea’s 2 -0 Win Over Atletico

  Former Manchester United defender and football pundit, Rio Ferdinand has told Chelsea defender, Antonio Rudiger, that he will be ’embarrassed’ for his theatrics that played a role in getting Atletico Madrid defender Stefan Savic sent off in Chelsea’s 2-0 Champions League win at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. The German defender had thrown himself to the turf after getting an elbow into the chest from Savic, leading to the Atletico Madrid defender being promptly shown a red card. The La Liga leaders were already 1-0 down at this stage after Hakim Ziyech had put Chelsea ahead in the first half. Emerson Palmieri made it 2-0 and 3-0 on aggregate for Blues with his late effort. Ferdinand was less impressed by Rudiger’s conduct late on in the match “Rudiger, I think will...
Antonio Rudiger Names Atletico Madrid player he loves Watching
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Antonio Rudiger Names Atletico Madrid player he loves Watching

Chelsea defender, Antonio Rudiger, has named Joao Felix as the Atletico Madrid player he enjoys watching in action. According to Rudiger, he loves to watch Felix play for Diego Simeone’s side because the Portugal youngster is a ‘special player with ‘technique’. The Germany international said this on Tuesday ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League last-16 second-leg tie with Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night at Stamford Bridge. “The [Atletico Madrid] attack is not only Luis Suarez, but it is also Joao Felix who is a great talent and a good young prospect,” Rudiger told a pre-match press conference. “He is a different type of player but a player I love to watch because of his technique. “He has something special.”
Tuchel Reacts as Spain Snubs Chelsea Goalkeeper, Kepa
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Tuchel Reacts as Spain Snubs Chelsea Goalkeeper, Kepa

  Chelsea coach, Thomas Tuchel, has acknowledged that Kepa Arrizabalaga would be disappointed after the goalkeeper was snubbed by Spain ahead of this month’s international break. Kepa, who is presently behind Edouard Mendy in Chelsea’s choice of goalkeepers at Stamford Bridge, was not invited by Spain coach, Luis Enrique, for their World Cup qualifiers against Greece, Georgia and Kosovo later this month. The 26-year-old shot-stopper has been frequently called up despite usually playing second fiddle to Manchester United’s David De Gea, but this time he has missed out. Reacting to the development ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League round of 16 second-leg tie against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night, Tuchel said that Kepa is ‘reliable’. “I am pretty sure for Kepa th...
Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid: Rudiger Opens up on ‘Fight’ with Suarez, Speaks on revenge
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Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid: Rudiger Opens up on ‘Fight’ with Suarez, Speaks on revenge

  Chelsea defender, Antonio Rudiger, has opened up on ‘fight’ with Atletico Madrid striker, Luis Suarez, ahead of both teams’ clash in the Champions League round of 16 second-leg tie tonight. Rudiger also insisted that he would not seek revenge when he faces Suarez at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night. The 28-year-old had a great battle with the Atletico number 9 in the first leg in Bucharest last month as Chelsea defeated the LaLiga leaders 1-0, thanks to Olivier Giroud’s overhead kick. During the second half of that encounter, Suarez appears to pinch the thigh of Rudiger and the Germany International square up to the Uruguayan forward, who fights back. However, Speaking during his pre-match conference on Tuesday, Rudiger was asked whether he was wary of any reven...
Chelsea vs Atlético Madrid: Tuchel’s Squad for Champions League Clash Confirmed [Full list]
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Chelsea vs Atlético Madrid: Tuchel’s Squad for Champions League Clash Confirmed [Full list]

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

Atlético Madrid’s squad to face Chelsea in the Champions League last-16 second-leg tie on Wednesday night at Stamford Bridge has been confirmed. Atlético Madrid coach, Diego Simeone, has named a 23-man squad that has the likes of Luis Suarez, Joao Felix and Dembele in the attack line to face Chelsea. Simeone announced the squad in a post via Atlético Madrid’s official website. Atlético Madrid head to the game after losing 1-0 against Thomas Tuchel’s men in the first leg last month in Bucharest, Romania. Atlético Madrid’s squad against Chelsea: Grbic, Oblak, San Roman, J.M Gimenez, Renan Lodi, Savic, Felipe, Hermoso, Tripper, Vrsaljko, Kondogbia, Torreira, Koke, Saul, Lemar, Marcos Ilorente, Hector Herrera, Vitolo, Carrasco, Joao Felix, Suarez, Correa and Dembele. The ...
Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid: Llorente Issues Warning to Tuchel’s Men
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Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid: Llorente Issues Warning to Tuchel’s Men

  Atletico Madrid striker, Marcos Llorente, has warned Chelsea that the LaLiga leaders will be looking to evoke the strength of Anfield at Stamford Bridge when both teams clash in the Champions League round of 16, second-leg tie on Wednesday night. Chelsea defeated Atletico Madrid 1-0 in the first-leg in Bucharest last month, thanks to Olivier Giroud’s stunning goal. But Diego Simeone’s men are more than familiar with coming from behind, stunning Liverpool last season in the Champions League round 16 second-leg fixture after going behind at Anfield in extra time, despite taking a one-goal lead from the first-leg. On that evening, Atletico scored three goals in extra-time to progress to the last-8, and the scorer of two of those goals, Llorente, believes his side will d...
Chelsea Goalkeeper, Kepa Suffers Another Major Setback
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Chelsea Goalkeeper, Kepa Suffers Another Major Setback

Chelsea goalkeeper, Kepa Arrizabalaga, has suffered another major setback on Monday after he was snubbed by Spain ahead of this month’s international break. Kepa, who is currently behind Edouard Mendy in Chelsea’s choice of goalkeepers at Stamford Bridge, was not invited by Spain coach, Luis Enrique, for their World Cup qualifiers against Greece, Georgia and Kosovo. The 26-year-old has been regularly called up despite usually playing second fiddle to Manchester United goalkeeper, David De Gea, but this time he has missed out. However, Enrique instead included Brighton’s Robert Sánchez and Athletic Bilbao’s Unai Simón in the list ahead of Kepa. Spain’s squad against Greece, Georgia and Kosovo: Goalkeepers: De Gea, Robert Sánchez, Unai Simón Defenders: Pedro Porro, Eri...
Chelsea Identify Christian Pulisic’s Replacement
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Chelsea Identify Christian Pulisic’s Replacement

  Chelsea have reportedly identified Bayern Munich winger, Kingsley Coman, as Christian Pulisic’s replacement at Stamford Bridge. Pulisic, who has fallen out of favour under manager, Thomas Tuchel, is yet to start a game under the Blues boss. The United States international only joined Chelsea in 2019 from Dortmund. According to the Daily Mail, Coman tops Chelsea’s list of possible options to take Pulisic’s place at the West London club. Chelsea have been keeping tabs on the France international for some time. Coman has two years left on his current deal with Bayern Munich. The 24-year-old, who scored the winner in last season’s Champions League final, is believed to be keen on a transfer away from Bayern Munich and has not expressed any interest in extending ...
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.
Everton coach, Ancelotti warns Chelsea over Premier League top four
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Everton coach, Ancelotti warns Chelsea over Premier League top four

Everton coach, Carlo Ancelotti, has warned Chelsea that his team can now compete with Thomas Tuchel’s side for a place in the Premier League top four. Ancelotti gave the warning during his pre-match press conference ahead of Everton’s Premier League clash with Chelsea on Monday night at Stamford Bridge. The Italian gaffer believes Everton are now better, having defeated Chelsea 1-0 last December at Goodison Park in the reverse fixture when Frank Lampard was in charge of the Blues. Ancelotti’s side head to the game following a 1-0 victory over West Brom last Thursday, while Chelsea defeated Liverpool 1-0 “I think we are better. We have more knowledge and more belief in what we’re doing,” Ancelotti said. “We can compete against Chelsea [for EPL top four]. It will be diffic...
Chelsea vs Everton: ‘Many Doubt me but I Will Prove Them Wrong’ – Kai Havert
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Chelsea vs Everton: ‘Many Doubt me but I Will Prove Them Wrong’ – Kai Havert

  Chelsea forward, Kai Havertz has revealed that many people doubt his ability to perform at a top-level at Stamford Bridge but vowed to keep working hard to prove them wrong. Havertz was among the three German youngsters brought in by the former manager, Frank Lampard last summer. The German had admitted a difficult beginning to his Blues career, interrupted by injury and Coronavirus. And despite his involvement in Chelsea’s opener, which has initially been recorded as an own goal, Havertz brushed aside claims that he is back to his best. Godfrey’s own goal and a spot-kick converted by Jorginho in the second half ensured that Thomas Tuche’s men extended their unbeaten to 11 games in all competitions. “Many people doubt me, this performance will give me a lot of ...
Iwobi Blamed for Chelsea’s First Goal in Everton 2-0 Defeat at Stamford Bridge
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Iwobi Blamed for Chelsea’s First Goal in Everton 2-0 Defeat at Stamford Bridge

Alex Iwobi has been blamed for Chelsea’s first goal against Everton in the Premier League on Monday night. Former Arsenal player, Lee Dixon believes that the Nigerian international was partly to blame for the goal which helped the Blues take control of the match and went ahead to win 2-0 at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea are now comfortable in fourth place after beating hard fighting Everton 2-0 with Kai Havertz and Jorginho on the scoresheet for Thomas Tuchel men. Iwobi was substituted in the 56th minute with Tom Davies by manager Carlo Ancelotti. Dixon noted that Iwobi had failed to deal with Marco Alonso, leaving the Spaniard to find space on the left and crossed the ball to Havertz. “It’s the first time Alonso has managed to get away from Iwobi on the left,” Dixon said on BB...
Chelsea vs Everton: Tuchel Reacts to EPL Win,Speaks on Havertz’s Performance
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Chelsea vs Everton: Tuchel Reacts to EPL Win,Speaks on Havertz’s Performance

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has reacted to his side’s Premier League 2-0 win over Everton on Monday night. Tuchel also said that he was ‘very pleased’ with Kai Havertz’s performance against Everton. An own goal from Ben Godfrey and a second-half penalty from Jorginho gave Chelsea all three points against Everton at Stamford Bridge. “We deserved to win. It was a very difficult first half, but we controlled it completely,” Tuchel told BT Sport. “Second half we increased our level and had a lot of dangerous attacks. Very pleased with Kai [Havertz]. It was the trust we gave him and used the trust we gave him. “He is a player who has all the ability to be a dominant figure in the offense, and he stepped up. “You see the quality of the players and the club. It is a...
Cavani Takes Decision to Leave Man United for Boca Juniors
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Cavani Takes Decision to Leave Man United for Boca Juniors

  Manchester United striker, Edinson Cavani, wants to leave the club after just a season at Old Trafford, according to the Argentine outlet, Ole. Cavani wants to return to South America to fulfil a boyhood dream by seeing his career at Boca Juniors this summer. The former Napoli star has asked Boca Juniors who his team-mates would be next season and asked for assurances that they could make signings to challenge for the Copa Libertadores title. The Uruguayan is willing to take a huge cut on his £210,000-a-week wages to ensure the move goes smoothly. Cavani will demand a three-year contract worth the equivalent of what he would earn at Man United in a single season. Recall that Boca Juniors have shown interest in signing Cavani in the past, with the report previou...
Everton start Iwobi against Ziyech and Mendy’s Chelsea
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Everton start Iwobi against Ziyech and Mendy’s Chelsea

The Nigeria international has been named in the Toffees starting XI to face Thomas Tuchel’s red-hot Blues in Monday’s league game Everton have named Nigeria international Alex Iwobi in their starting line-up to face Chelsea in Monday’s Premier League encounter at Stamford Bridge. The Super Eagles star has been a key figure in Carlo Ancelotti’s squad that has won their last three league games. Iwobi played for 58 minutes in the team’s 1-0 defeat of West Bromwich Albion before coming off for Allan. In a 4-2-3-1 formation adopted by the Toffees, the former Arsenal man will combine with Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson to help Dominic Calvert-Lewin get the needed goals.
Ancelotti Compares Thomas Tuchel to Frank Lampard
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Ancelotti Compares Thomas Tuchel to Frank Lampard

Everton boss, Carlo Ancelotti, has compared Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea to the Frank Lampard era ahead of both sides clash in the Premier League on Monday night at Stamford Bridge. Ancelotti said Tuchel has the quality, while Lampard did a fantastic job during his time at the Blues. Tuchel has not lost a match in his last ten games as Chelsea manager since he replaced Lampard last January. “Offensively, they [Chelsea] play a little bit different but not too much because the quality of the players is still the same,” Ancelotti said as quoted by football365. “Now they are really consistent because they haven’t lost under Tuchel, and they are solid, but this doesn’t mean Lampard didn’t do a good job. I think Lampard did a fantastic job while he was there. “(Tuchel) has quality. H...
Chelsea vs Everton: Abraham Told to Leave Stamford Bridge After Tuchel Snubs
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Chelsea vs Everton: Abraham Told to Leave Stamford Bridge After Tuchel Snubs

Former Manchester City defender, Joleon Lescott, has backed Chelsea striker, Tammy Abraham, to leave Stamford Bridge after being sidelined by the club’s new head coach, Thomas Tuchel. Abraham has fallen behind Olivier Giroud and Timo Werner in Tuchel’s pecking order of forwards at Chelsea. The England international, who scored 18 goals in 47 appearances last season, was a key player for Tuchel’s predecessor, Frank Lampard. However, Tuchel left Abraham out of his Chelsea’s squad that drew with Manchester United last weekend and also the squad that defeated Liverpool on Thursday, leading to speculation over the 23-year-old’s future at the West London club. “I think he [Tammy Abraham] has made it known that he’s not convinced about signing a new contract. Obviously, players wa...
Mark Lawrenson Predicts Chelsea vs Everton, Man City vs Man United
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Mark Lawrenson Predicts Chelsea vs Everton, Man City vs Man United

Former Liverpool player, Mark Lawrenson, has predicted Manchester City to beat Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday evening. Lawrenson also predicted Chelsea to defeat Everton on Monday night at Stamford Bridge. Providing his predictions, Lawrenson told BBC Sport, “Both these sides are right in the mix for the top four, and this is a tough one to call. “Chelsea still haven’t conceded a home goal in four games under Thomas Tuchel, and Everton are better on the road than they are at Goodison Park – the Toffees haven’t lost an away game since 1 November, and 29 of their 46 points have come on the road. “I’m going to go with a Chelsea win here, although it would not surprise me if Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti ends up getting something to show for his return to S...
De Bruyne Explains What Made him Dump Chelsea
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De Bruyne Explains What Made him Dump Chelsea

Manchester City star man, Kevin De Bruyne has explained why he decided to leave Chelsea in 2014. The Belgium International said he felt there was no chance for him at Stamford Bridge at that time. He added that he never expected to become a superstar at Manchester City. De Bruyne left in January 2014, having previously spent the 2012-13 season on loan to Werder Bremen. This was after he struggled to make an impact with the west London Blues and he admits to having hit a career low as he bid farewell. “I decided to go away because I felt I didn’t have any chance of playing at the time,” he told Sky Sports. “I didn’t see more opportunities coming, so for me, it was the best decision to leave Chelsea and go to a situation where I felt I could start again. “Did I expec...
Michael Owen predicts Chelsea vs Everton, Man City vs Man United, other fixtures
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Michael Owen predicts Chelsea vs Everton, Man City vs Man United, other fixtures

  Former Real Madrid and Liverpool forward, Michael Owen, has predicted that Chelsea will beat Everton when both sides clash in the Premier League on Monday night at Stamford Bridge. Owen also predicted Manchester City to defeat Manchester United on Sunday evening at the Etihad Stadium. He also suggested that West Ham United will beat Leeds United on Monday night at the London Stadium. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor: “Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has come in for a bit of criticism in recent weeks due to his side’s under-par record against the top six. However, when you look at how United set up, it’s no real surprise. They simply don’t get to dictate the territory against these sides, and ultimately that can lead to a stalemate. “However, one side that will ...
Fabregas Gives N’Golo Kante Nickname
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Fabregas Gives N’Golo Kante Nickname

  Cesc Fabregas has come with a new name for former Chelsea teammate, N’Golo Kante after the Blues 1-0 victory over Liverpool on Thursday. The former Arsenal player shared his nickname for Kante on Twitter after the fixture. Kante put up a top-class performance at Anfield which forced Fabregas to rename him N’golinho.’ Mason Mount scored the only goal of the night with Kante providing the killer pass that set up the Englishman for the goal. It was the kind of pass that Fabregas himself would’ve been proud of, having enjoyed so many assists during his time at Stamford Bridge. The Spaniard sits second in the all-time Premier League assists charts with 111. 57th of those arrived in a Chelsea jersey, where he spent three seasons sharing a dressing room with Kante....

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