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Chelsea eye three defenders as Rudiger, Christensen’s replacements
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Chelsea eye three defenders as Rudiger, Christensen’s replacements

Chelsea are eyeing a move for Sevilla’s Jules Kounde, Juventus’s Matthijs de Ligt and Villarreal’s Pau Torres if their centre-backs, Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen, eventually leave Stamford Bridge on free transfers, Eurosport reports. Rudiger and Christensen, who have been impressive under their manager, Thomas Tuchel, are yet to extend their contract with Chelsea. Rudiger is unwilling to accept Chelsea’s latest salary offer, while talks have now also broken down with Christensen as veteran defenders Cesar Azpilicueta and Thiago Silva are also out of contract next summer, leaving Tuchel’s side on the verge of a potential crisis at the defence. Chelsea’s hierarchy are keen on bringing in two high-profile centre-backs to bolster their backline before the start of next se...
Mount hat-trick as Chelsea hit seven to hammer hapless Norwich
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Mount hat-trick as Chelsea hit seven to hammer hapless Norwich

Chelsea ensured they will stay at the top of the Premier League for another week at least as Mason Mount's hat-trick inspired Thomas Tuchel's side to a thumping 7-0 victory over bottom side Norwich at Stamford Bridge. The gulf in class between the two sides was there for all to see from the very first whistle as Chelsea raced out of the blocks to take an early advantage through Mount (8). The Blues were hardly tested at the back and the goals continued to flow at the other end as Callum Hudson-Odoi (18) and Reece James (42) sent them in at the break three goals to the good. Hapless Norwich's woes continued after the break as Ben Chilwell (57) continued his fine scoring run before Max Aarons' own goal (62) continued a torrid afternoon for Daniel Farke's side, who also had Ben G...
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...
Tuchel confirms player to miss Chelsea, Malmo clash
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Tuchel confirms player to miss Chelsea, Malmo clash

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has confirmed that Christian Pulisic will not participate in his side’s squad to face Malmo in Wednesday’s Champions League tie at Stamford Bridge. According to Tuchel, Pulisic is getting close to returning to action for Chelsea, adding that the US international still feels pain in his ankle. The German said this on Tuesday during his pre-match press conference ahead of the Malmo clash. Chelsea head to the game following a 1-0 victory against Brentford in the Premier League over the weekend. “It’s only Christian Pulisic who is missing for tomorrow,” Tuchel said. “He was getting close [to a return] but then had a little reaction with some pain in his ankle. “Christian is impatient because he wants to play, he wants to be on the pitch helping ...
Mikel Obi finally reveals why he snubbed Manchester United for Chelsea
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Mikel Obi finally reveals why he snubbed Manchester United for Chelsea

Former Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi, has finally revealed why he snubbed Manchester United and signed for Chelsea in 2006. Mikel, who spent 11 trophy-laden years at Stamford Bridge after signing from Norwegian club, Lyn Oslo, disclosed that he joined Cheslea because the futures of three other Nigerian players were tied to the deal. Before his move to Chelsea,the midfieder first had an agreement in principle with Chelsea, but was tricked into penning a deal with Manchester United and had even spoken to Sir Alex Ferguson on the phone. This led to a legal battle between Lyn Oslo, Man Utd and Chelsea, while FIFA also intervened. At the end, Mikel eventually signed for Chelsea, who paid a compensation fee of £12m to Manchester United and £4m to Lyn. During that period, ...
Marina Granovskaia sets price limit for Real Madrid’s Hazard to return to Chelsea
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Marina Granovskaia sets price limit for Real Madrid’s Hazard to return to Chelsea

Chelsea sporting director, Marina Granovskaia, has made it clear that the West London club will not go over a specific figure to bring back attacking midfielder, Eden Hazard, from Real Madrid. According to Granovskaia, £34 million would be Chelsea’s limit to try and re-sign Hazard, either in the January or summer transfer windows, El Nacional reports. Hazard has struggled to get on top form at Real after a series of injury issues since joining the LaLiga giants from Chelsea in 2019. The 30-year-old is a Chelsea fan favourite and is likely to be welcomed back to Stamford Bridge with open arms. Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich, is already keen on bringing Hazard back to the club. Abramovich is “increasingly convinced” that the Belgium international will prove he is still one ...
What “painful” Chelsea experience did to me – Lukaku
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What “painful” Chelsea experience did to me – Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku has said his “painful” first stint at Chelsea turned him into “the complete package”. The 28-year-old Belgian returned to Stamford Bridge this summer, 10 years after he was first snapped up by the Premier League side as a highly-rated teenager. Lukaku failed to make an impact and was loaned to West Brom and Everon. But the Belgium striker is back at the club as one of the most fearsome goalscorers in European football. “It was painful and helpful. But it gave me the mentality and the mindset that I needed to become the player I am today. “The team was very good but nobody saw the extra work they did after training sessions. As an 18-year-old, I saw every day how much the players worked on their craft. “I told myself ‘when I’m not playing, this is what I’m ...
Alonso Predicts what’ll happen to Saul Niguez Chelsea
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Alonso Predicts what’ll happen to Saul Niguez Chelsea

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

Former Chelsea right-back, Tino Livramento, has revealed his feelings after his departure from Stamford Bridge in the summer. Livramento left Chelsea for Southampton in the summer transfer window. The 18-year-old failed to make first-team football under Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, at the West London club. Speaking to the Mirror, Livramento said: “Regrets? It would have been nice to play a game, but I had to think about what was best for me. “Being young, I have always wanted to just play first-team football as soon as possible. “I feel like if I stayed there [Chelsea], things wouldn’t have happened as quickly as now. “It was a hard decision for everyone involved. They agreed that it was best for me as well and they have always looked after me.”
Tuchel explains Saul snub after Chelsea midfielder was hooked at half-time in nightmare debut
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Tuchel explains Saul snub after Chelsea midfielder was hooked at half-time in nightmare debut

The Blues snapped up the Spain international from Atletico Madrid on transfer deadline day, but have handed him just 45 minutes of Premier League time Thomas Tuchel has explained why Saul Niguez has not played for Chelsea in the Premier League since being hooked at half-time during his nightmare debut for the Blues against Aston Villa. The Spain international midfielder was brought to Stamford Bridge on transfer deadline day on an initial loan agreement from Atletico Madrid. Saul was thrust straight into Tuchel’s starting XI against Villa on September 11, but saw just 45 minutes of action and has played only 76 more since then against the same opponents in the Carabao Cup.  
Tuchel rates Timo Werner’s display after Chelsea win against Southampton
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Tuchel rates Timo Werner’s display after Chelsea win against Southampton

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has said that he was happy with Timo Werner’s display for Chelsea against Southampton on Saturday at Stamford Bridge. Tuchel said Werner’s goal for Chelsea against Southampton was fantastic, adding that the striker was in the right position. Chelsea defeated Southampton at home in a Premier League tie, thanks to three goals from Trevoh Chalobah, Werner and Ben Chilwell. “I’m happy for Timo and I’m happy for the team. There was some relief when he scored for sure because it was 1-1 at the time with not too long to go and we came into the game off the back of two defeats,” Tuchel said at this post-match press conference. “It was a fantastic goal and he was there in the right position, which he needs to be as a striker. “We have the f...
‘Struggling to be decisive’ – Chelsea boss Tuchel on Ziyech absence
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‘Struggling to be decisive’ – Chelsea boss Tuchel on Ziyech absence

The Morocco playmaker has only made two league appearances so far this season Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel suggested Hakim Ziyech might have lost a bit of belief and confidence after he missed their 3-1 win over Southampton. Ziyech was an unused substitute as goals from Trevoh Chalobah, Timo Werner and Ben Chilwell powered the hosts back to winning ways after last weekend's loss to Manchester City. The Morocco international and Kai Havertz were not involved at Stamford Bridge on Saturday and Tuchel has defended his decision.  
Werner overcomes VAR setback to fire Chelsea past 10-man Saints
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Werner overcomes VAR setback to fire Chelsea past 10-man Saints

Timo Werner and Ben Chilwell both struck late as Chelsea overcame 10-man Southampton 3-1 at Stamford Bridge in a game shrouded in VAR controversy. Trevoh Chalobah headed in an early opener for the hosts (9) and Thomas Tuchel's men thought they had doubled their lead when Werner's header was ruled out by VAR for a foul from Cesar Azpilicueta on Kyle Walker-Peters in the build-up. Southampton took full advantage of their reprieve as a foul by Ben Chilwell on Tino Livramento inside the box allowed James Ward-Prowse to level (61) but the Saints captain then saw red for a late challenge on Jorginho, upgraded to a red following VAR review. It proved a turning point as Werner met Azpilicueta's cross to restore Chelsea's lead (84), and Chilwell added a third five minutes later to ensu...
Tuchel hits back at Conte’s claims Chelsea don’t know how to best utilise Lukaku
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Tuchel hits back at Conte’s claims Chelsea don’t know how to best utilise Lukaku

Following a strong start to his second life at Stamford Bridge, the Belgium international has hit a barren patch, coinciding with back-to-back defeats Thomas Tuchel has rebuffed Antonio Conte's claim that Chelsea are yet to figure out how to properly use Romelu Lukaku, though the Blues boss admitted his predecessor is right on some counts. Following a stirring start to his second stint at Stamford Bridge, the Belgium international has hit a barren patch, with his side slipping to defeats against Manchester City and Juventus in that time. Ex-Chelsea coach Conte, who led Lukaku to a Serie A crown with Inter last term, suggested Tuchel has not figured out the best approach for the player yet, but now the German has responded.
Glen Johnson names most underrated player at Chelsea
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Glen Johnson names most underrated player at Chelsea

Former Chelsea star, Glen Johnson, has identified Mason Mount as the most ‘underrated’ player at Stamford Bridge. Johnson believes Mount should be ‘starting every week’ for Chelsea despite the intense competition for places in Thomas Tuchel’s squad. According to him, everyone would be raving about the England international if he was French or Italian. Mount broke into the Chelsea first-team under former manager Frank Lampard and has continued to impress since Tuchel’s appointment last January. He played 54 matches for Chelsea last season as they won the Champions League, reached the FA Cup final and finished fourth in the Premier League table. The 22-year-old has started four of Chelsea’s six Premier League games this season, missing last weekend’s 1-0 defeat to Manchester C...
Glen Johnson Names most Underrated Player at Chelsea
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Glen Johnson Names most Underrated Player at Chelsea

Former Chelsea star, Glen Johnson, has identified Mason Mount as the most ‘underrated’ player at Stamford Bridge. Johnson believes Mount should be ‘starting every week’ for Chelsea despite the intense competition for places in Thomas Tuchel’s squad. According to him, everyone would be raving about the England international if he was French or Italian. Mount broke into the Chelsea first-team under former manager Frank Lampard and has continued to impress since Tuchel’s appointment last January. He played 54 matches for Chelsea last season as they won the Champions League, reached the FA Cup final and finished fourth in the Premier League table. The 22-year-old has started four of Chelsea’s six Premier League games this season, missing last weekend’...
Chelsea vs Man City: Tuchel lists three Mistakes he made against Guardiola’s men
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Chelsea vs Man City: Tuchel lists three Mistakes he made against Guardiola’s men

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has listed three mistakes he made during his side’s Premier League 1-0 defeat against Manchester City at the weekend. Man City defeated Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday following Gabriel Jesus’s only goal of the encounter. But Tuchel is now saying that he started N’Golo Kante, who was ill, Jorginho, who had some problems and Thiago Silva, who couldn’t start the game. “NG [N’Golo Kante] ill since some days and I decided to let him start, Jorginho had some problems, Thiago [Silva] could not start maybe this is on me, not the very best choices,” Tuchel was quoted by Football London as saying. The defeat against Man City means Chelsea are now in the third position on the Premier League table with 13 points from six games. Chelse...
Real reason Man City defeated Chelsea at Stamford Bridge – Cesar Azpilicueta
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Real reason Man City defeated Chelsea at Stamford Bridge – Cesar Azpilicueta

Chelsea captain, Cesar Azpilicueta, has revealed that Manchester City defeated the Blues 1-0 at Stamford Bridge because Pep Guardiola’s men were at their best level. Azpilicueta explained that Chelsea could not keep the ball and made so many mistakes against Man City during the encounter. A second-half goal from Gabriel Jesus ensured the Premier League champions defeated Thomas Tuchel’s side at Stamford Bridge. “It was not our best performance,” Azpilicueta was quoted by Daily Mail as saying at his post-match press conference. “Especially in the first half, it was hard to get out. We didn’t create chances and lost the ball too easily. After the goal, we had a good reaction, but it was not enough to get something from the game. “They were at their best level. We couldn’t ke...
‘Ifreke Inyang: 5 things we learnt from Chelsea vs Man City, Man Utd vs Aston Villa
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‘Ifreke Inyang: 5 things we learnt from Chelsea vs Man City, Man Utd vs Aston Villa

It is not every week football fans enjoy a grand opening to Premier League’s weekend games. This Saturday, three of the four teams that kicked off the 12.30pm fixtures included Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea. Gabriel Jesus provided the breakthrough, as City dominated the Blues at Stamford Bridge and 1-0 convincingly, to get back into the title race. At Old Trafford, a miserable week for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continued, as Kortney Hause netted the decisive goal. Bruno Fernandes however had time to blaze off a late penalty. What are the five things we learnt from both games? 1. Guardiola is still king: This was a high-pressure game for Pep by all account. Not only was it the start of a triple header that still has Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool to come. But b...
EPL: Guardiola names strong Man City squad to face Chelsea
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EPL: Guardiola names strong Man City squad to face Chelsea

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has named a strong squad to tackle Chelsea in today’s away Premier League fixture at Stamford Bridge. Guardiola released a list of 20 players to take on Chelsea, according to Manchester Evening News. Man City heads to the game following a 6-1 win against Wycombe in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday, in their last encounter. The Citizens are currently in the fifth position on the Premier League table with 10 points from five matches. Below is Man City’s travelling squad against Chelsea: Goalkeepers: Ederson, Zack Steffen. Defenders: Joao Cancelo, Kyle Walker, John Stones, Ruben Dias, Aymeric Laporte, Nathan Ake. Midfielders: Fernandinho, Romeo Lavia, Rodrigo, Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden, Cole Palmer, Bernardo Silva. Fo...
Chelsea vs Man City: Head-to-head stats, Owen, Merson, Lawrenson’s verdict on EPL tie
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Chelsea vs Man City: Head-to-head stats, Owen, Merson, Lawrenson’s verdict on EPL tie

Chelsea will host Manchester City in an English Premier League, EPL, tie on Saturday afternoon at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, is yet to lose to Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola as Blues coach since replacing Frank Lampard at the west London club in January, 2021. Tuchel has won all three of his meetings with Guardiola, one victory in the Premier League, FA Cup and the Champions League triumph. Guardiola’s men are coming for revenge on Saturday as they look to end Chelsea’s unbeaten start to the 2021/22 season. None of the last 12 Premier League fixtures between Chelsea and Man City have been drawn, with Chelsea winning five to Man City’s seven. Chelsea are presently on top of the Premier League table with 13 points from 5 games, while ...
‘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: I underrated Most Players – Lampard admits, Regrets departure of one Chelsea star
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EPL: I underrated Most Players – Lampard admits, Regrets departure of one Chelsea star

Former Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard has admitted that he underrated most of his players during his spell at Derby County. Lampard also said that Nigerian-born England international, Fikayo Tomori ‘didn’t really understand’ that he (Lampard) was trying to help him become a better player. Tomori starred at Derby while on loan from Chelsea during Lampard’s spell at Derby and again featured prominently upon his return to Stamford Bridge after Lampard rejoined Chelsea as manager. But with the signing of Thiago Silva, Tomori, however, quickly fell down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge and had to join AC Milan on loan before making the deal a permanent one in the summer. He has impressed since making the switch to Italy and Lampard is not totally pleased about the w...
Chelsea edge Villa on pens to reach round four
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Chelsea edge Villa on pens to reach round four

Chelsea are through to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup after a 4-3 penalty shootout victory over Aston Villa. The two sides could not be separated in normal time at Stamford Bridge, as second-half goals from Timo Werner and Cameron Archer led to a 1-1 draw on Wednesday night. But it was the Blues who eventually prevailed, as misses from Ashley Young and Marvelous Nakamba allowed Reece James the opportunity to score the decisive kick. They will host Southampton in round four of the competition, with the game taking place on October 26 or 27.
Rio Ferdinand names best centre-back in the Premier League
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Rio Ferdinand names best centre-back in the Premier League

Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand has named Chelsea defender, Antonio Rudiger as the best centre-back in the Premier League since the arrival of Thomas Tuchel at Stamford Bridge last January. Ferdinand stated this ahead of Chelsea’s Carabao Cup clash with Aston Villa on Wednesday. According to him, both Rudiger and Manchester City’s centre-back, Ruben Dias have been the standout defenders in the Premier League during the last year, but the Germany international’s effect on his teammates means he edges it as the best in the English top-flight league. “Since Tuchel has come, I think he’s [Rudiger] arguably been the best centre-back,” Ferdinand was quoted by Metro UK as saying. “I think him and Dias would have been close, but the effect he has had on his team has been imme...
£35m Chelsea flop Drinkwater makes ‘shambles’ admission
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£35m Chelsea flop Drinkwater makes ‘shambles’ admission

The England international on another loan spell away from Stamford Bridge this season after linking up with Championship side Reading Danny Drinkwater admits his time at Chelsea has been a "shambles", with the 31-year-old midfielder becoming a £35 million ($48m) flop for the Blues following a transfer from Leicester in 2017. That deal was done when Drinkwater was a Premier League title winner and an England international, with those at Stamford Bridge eager to reunite a proven performer with former Foxes team-mate N'Golo Kante. Little return has been found in a big-money investment, with a loan spell at Reading this season coming after similar stints at Burnley, Aston Villa and Turkish outfit Kasimpasa.  
EPL: Glenn Hoddle predicts Chelsea vs Man City, names best team in England
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EPL: Glenn Hoddle predicts Chelsea vs Man City, names best team in England

Former England manager, Glenn Hoddle, has backed Chelsea to beat Manchester City when both sides clash in the Premier League on September 25 at Stamford Bridge. Hoddle also named Chelsea as the best team in England presently ahead of Man City. Chelsea head to the game following a 3-0 win against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, while Man City played goalless with Southampton on Saturday. “Chelsea are the best team in the country, there is no doubt about it, at this moment in time. Reversing it, I thought City were going to be the team to knock off the top,” Hoddle told the Premier League’s website. “I think it is Chelsea now. I think City have got a lot of work to do. They play each other next week, and it is a hell of a game. “I think it is Chelsea, ...
Chelsea vs Man City: Alan Shearer picks favourites for EPL title
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Chelsea vs Man City: Alan Shearer picks favourites for EPL title

Newcastle United legend, Alan Shearer, has tipped Chelsea as favourites to win the Premier League title this season ahead of Manchester City. Shearer stated this ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Man City on September 25 at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea are currently on top of the Premier League table with 13 points from five games, while Man City are in the fifth position with 10 points. “The Premier League title race is only just getting started, but Chelsea already look like they’ll be very hard to stop,” Shearer told the BBC. “Thomas Tuchel’s side looks seriously impressive right now, but they have done so since he took charge in January. “Even when they are not playing well or things go wrong – like it did when Reece James was sent off at Anfield l...
EPL: Mendy Reveals Secret behind his Success at Chelsea
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EPL: Mendy Reveals Secret behind his Success at Chelsea

Chelsea goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy, has revealed how he has managed to keep his starting position since he signed for the club one year ago. Mendy arrived at Stamford Bridge from Rennes while the team was led by Frank Lampard. The 29-year-old went on to claim the starting role between the sticks, which he has kept under new manager Thomas Tuchel. The Senegalese international has managed to keep clean sheets in 29 of his 50 games so far in a Chelsea shirt, winning the Champions League in May and was handed the trophy for UEFA Men’s Goalkeeper of the Year for 2020-21 season a few days ago. “When you play for this kind of club, you will find big competition [for places], a big fight for playing,” Mendy told Chelsea’s official website. “You can see it ...
Tomori reflects on ‘crazy’ start with Abraham and Mount that kick-started Chelsea careers
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Tomori reflects on ‘crazy’ start with Abraham and Mount that kick-started Chelsea careers

  Only one member of that trio is still at Stamford Bridge, with the other two now in Italy with AC Milan and Roma AC Milan defender Fikayo Tomori is delighted to see former Chelsea team-mate Tammy Abraham thriving alongside him in Italian football, with the pair having come a long way from humble beginnings alongside current Blues star Mason Mount. Three England internationals emerged out of the academy system at Stamford Bridge after proving their worth in the youth ranks and in loan spells. Only Mount is still in west London with two ex-colleagues now turning out in Serie A. Abraham is enjoying a dream start to life under Jose Mourinho after completing a summer switch to Roma.      
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: 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 ...
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.”
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...
Berbatov predicts Man Utd vs Newcastle, Arsenal vs Norwich, Chelsea vs Villa
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Berbatov predicts Man Utd vs Newcastle, Arsenal vs Norwich, Chelsea vs Villa

Former Manchester United striker, Dimitar Berbatov, has predicted some of the games that will be played in the Premier League this week. All eyes will be on Old Trafford and Cristiano Ronaldo after the international break. Ronaldo has returned to United and should make his second debut against Newcastle. Berbatov told BetFair: “This is it. Nothing else to say here but a United win. The club will be boosted by the Ronaldo factor and he will be playing some part in the game. The fans at Old Trafford are going to be going crazy and it is going to be some atmosphere. “I hope they can top it with a strong performance. I expect Varane and Sancho to be playing in this one too, United will have too much for Newcastle. Prediction: 3-0.” On the bottom-of-the league clash between Ars...
Alonso gives Verdict on Saul Niguez’s move to Chelsea
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Alonso gives Verdict on Saul Niguez’s move to Chelsea

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

The Danish defender is only tied to terms at Stamford Bridge through to the summer of 2022, but an extension could be on the cards Andreas Christensen has hinted that his time at Chelsea could be extended beyond the summer of 2022, with the Danish defender optimistic his contract situation "looks good". As things stand, the 25-year-old is due to become a free agent next summer when his current deal expires. However, Christensen is in favour under Thomas Tuchel and talks are being held regarding fresh terms for a man enjoying being in the trophy hunt with the Champions League winners.
Guehi admits it was the ‘right decision’ to leave Chelsea after being named England U21 captain
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Guehi admits it was the ‘right decision’ to leave Chelsea after being named England U21 captain

The Cobham academy graduate has moved across London to take a more prominent role in the Eagles' squad Marc Guehi has explained why he left Chelsea for Crystal Palace in an £18 million ($25m) move over the summer. The highly-rated 21-year-old's move raised eyebrows, with many having tipped him for a role at Stamford Bridge this season under Thomas Tuchel. However, he opted to move to Selhurst Park and has quickly been given a starting role under Patrick Vieira. Ahead of an England Under-21s game against Kosovo, where he has been named the captain under new manager Lee Carsley, he explained his summer move.
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.”...
Tuchel’s decision to sell Chelsea star to rivals shocking – Glen Johnson
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Tuchel’s decision to sell Chelsea star to rivals shocking – Glen Johnson

Former Chelsea and West Ham star, Glen Johnson has expressed shock over Thomas Tuchel’s decision to sell Kurt Zouma. He believes there must have been a personal issue between the German gaffer and Zouma. The France international joined West Ham from Chelsea during the closing stages of the transfer window. The defender ended a seven-year association with the Stamford Bridge landlords by signing for West Ham in a £25million deal “From a Chelsea perspective, I’m surprised they’ve sold him,” Metro quoted the former Chelsea star as saying. “There clearly must be something between him and Thomas Tuchel because otherwise they wouldn’t have let him go, even though I don’t know that personally. “He’s a very good player and for him to turn up at West Ham is ideal f...
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 ...
I told Kepa to speak to me in English’ – Chelsea new boy Saul aiming to settle quickly in Premier League
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I told Kepa to speak to me in English’ – Chelsea new boy Saul aiming to settle quickly in Premier League

The midfielder is counting on his fellow Spain international to help him learn the language and get used to the culture New Chelsea signing Saul Niguez says he is hoping for a quick adjustment to life in London and has already asked compatriot Kepa Arrizabalaga to only speak to him in English. The midfielder made a deadline day switch to Stamford Bridge from Atletico Madrid in a loan deal that could become permanent at the end of the season. Saul, 26, says he always wanted to experience playing in the Premier League and hopes to pick up the language as quickly as possible.      
Man United Legend hails Chelsea for Signing Saul Niguez
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Man United Legend hails Chelsea for Signing Saul Niguez

Manchester United legend, Gary Neville has said Chelsea have made an ‘excellent’ signing in Saul Niguez. The midfielder joined the Blues from Atletico Madrid on transfer deadline day and Neville believes he will enable the club challenge on all fronts this season. The 26-year-old moved to Stamford Bridge on a season-long loan deal from Atletico Madrid with the option to buy on transfer deadline day. Thomas Tuchel now has a fantastic midfield options of N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Jorginho and Saul. Neville, a Manchester United legend, is also impressed with the Blues signing of Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan. “Saul is just another excellent player,” Neville told Sky Sports. “He’s got massive experience at the top of La Liga, massive experience in the Cham...
EPL: Tuchel refuses to give Chelsea player squad number
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EPL: Tuchel refuses to give Chelsea player squad number

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has not approved a squad number for Ross Barkley, according to SportsMail. Barkley spent the last campaign with Aston Villa, where he helped the Midlands club to an 11th-place finish. However, after returning to Stamford Bridge this summer, the 27-year-old was preparing to go out again on loan. A return to Villa Park wasn’t on the cards, but Newcastle and West Ham were keen on taking the midfielder. His huge £100,000-a-week wages have proved to be a stumbling block to possible suitors and forced them to look elsewhere. With the transfer window closed, Barkley’s future is up in the air. He can either stay and play with the Under 23s before trying his luck again in January or seal a move to Ukraine, Russia or Turkey in the coming days, given ...
Saul follows Hazard and Salah footsteps at Chelsea with new shirt number
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Saul follows Hazard and Salah footsteps at Chelsea with new shirt number

The Spain international midfielder, who has joined the Blues on loan from Atletico Madrid, takes a jersey last filled by Mateo Kovacic Chelsea have officially announced Saul Niguez's squad number at Stamford Bridge, with the Spain international midfielder taking the No 17 jersey in west London. The 26-year-old has arrived in English football on a deal that includes the option for a permanent transfer in 2022. Saul takes the shirt that has been vacated by Chelsea's new No 8, Mateo Kovacic.
Transfer deadline day: Chelsea sign Atletico Madrid’s Saul Niguez
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Transfer deadline day: Chelsea sign Atletico Madrid’s Saul Niguez

Chelsea have finally agreed a loan move with Atletico Madrid for Saul Niguez before the close of the transfer window. Chelsea have been chasing the 26-year-old Spain international with Atletico Madrid making the deal difficult for the Champions League holders. But with just a few hours left of the summer transfer window, an agreement has been reached and the player is set to move to Stamford Bridge on loan with an option to buy next year. Transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano said that a fee of €5m (£4.3m) has been agreed for the season-long loan. Niguez’s contract at Atletico Madrid expires in the summer of 2026 but has fallen slightly out of favour under Diego Simeone. The midfielder still started the first two La Liga games of the season for Atletico, but only ...
Drogba: Come back home Willian, honey – Chelsea legend teases after Arsenal exit
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Drogba: Come back home Willian, honey – Chelsea legend teases after Arsenal exit

The former Blues striker takes to his social media pages to openly ask the Brazilian forward to return to Stamford Bridge Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has written a funny post for London fans after Willian left Arsenal on Monday. The 33-year-old Brazilian winger agreed to terminate the remaining two years of his contract and instead, sealed a transfer to Corinthians. But despite, Willian leaving the Gunners, Drogba took to his Twitter handle to welcome the player back to Chelsea
Chelsea to block Hudson-Odoi Dortmund loan move after Saul & Kounde transfer setbacks
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Chelsea to block Hudson-Odoi Dortmund loan move after Saul & Kounde transfer setbacks

The Blues have been trying to sign two players from La Liga but they've found the goal posts have been moved ahead of deadline day Chelsea have told a host of players, including Callum Hudson-Odoi, that they cannot seek loan moves after encountering issues negotiating for both Sevilla's Jules Kounde and Atletico Madrid's Saul Niguez. In the case of Saul, the Blues are keen to do a deal if it can be done as a straight loan but the Spanish champions want a clause that makes it likely to become a permanent deal for £34 million ($47m). The 26-year-old is keen to move to Stamford Bridge. Meanwhile, for Kounde, Chelsea have found Sevilla have taken a non-negotiable stance and are requesting €65 million (£56m/$77m). The Blues have arguably weakened their negotiating position by selling K...
Baba Rahman: Chelsea extend Ghana defender’s deal and loan him out to Reading
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Baba Rahman: Chelsea extend Ghana defender’s deal and loan him out to Reading

The 27-year-old has left for the EFL Championship after strengthening his affiliation with the Blues Ghana defender Abdul Rahman Baba has extended his contract with Chelsea and promptly headed out on loan to EF: Championship side Reading, both clubs have announced. The 27-year-old left-back is set to spend the entire season with the Royals, his fifth loan club away from the Blues since a 2015 move from Bundesliga side Augsburg. It is, however, his first club in England away from Stamford Bridge.
Bakayoko set for two-year AC Milan loan as Chelsea star gears up for new contract
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Bakayoko set for two-year AC Milan loan as Chelsea star gears up for new contract

The France international has found himself frozen out of contention in west London and is heading back for a second loan spell with the Rossoneri Chelsea and AC Milan have struck a deal that will see Tiemoue Bakayoko move to San Siro,  Goal  can confirm. The midfielder has struggled to make an impact at Stamford Bridge since his arrival from Monaco, but did impress during a loan spell with AC Milan. And he will now return to Serie A on an initial loan move that could become permanent further down the line.  

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