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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...
Carabao Cup: Tuchel reveals three Chelsea players sustained injury during training
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Carabao Cup: Tuchel reveals three Chelsea players sustained injury during training

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has revealed that the trio of Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen and Ruben Loftus-Cheek all picked up injuries in training on Monday. The Blues needed a penalty shoot-out to see off Southampton and qualify for the Carabao Cup quarter-final on Tuesday night. The game ended 1-1 after 90 minutes, as Che Adams cancelled out Kai Havertz’s opener. Tuchel admitted after the game that his team selection was impacted after three players suffered injuries the day before on the training pitch. Azpilicueta has a shoulder problem, Christensen has been forced into minor surgery on a tooth issue and Loftus-Cheek has injured his hip. “We hope Azpi is back for the weekend. He had a shoulder injury yesterday in training when he fell on it. It’s very painf...
EFL Cup: Tuchel rates Saul Niguez’s performance as Chelsea beat Southampton
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EFL Cup: Tuchel rates Saul Niguez’s performance as Chelsea beat Southampton

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has commented on Saul Niguez’s display during Chelsea’s EFL Cup round of 16 victory over Southampton on Tuesday night. Tuchel said he was pleased with Niguez’s performance for Chelsea against Southampton, adding that the midfielder has taken a ‘huge step’. The 26-year-old has struggled to make an impact after arriving on loan from Atletico Madrid in the summer transfer window. Chelsea defeated Southampton 4-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge. Kai Havertz and Che Adams scored the goals for their teams during normal time. Recall that Niguez has only featured once in the Premier League for Chelsea so far this season and was hauled off at half-time following a woeful debut display against Aston Villa some weeks ago. “It was a good...
Chelsea vs Southampton: Tuchel confirms changes for Carabao Cup tie
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Chelsea vs Southampton: Tuchel confirms changes for Carabao Cup tie

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has confirmed that he will make some changes when his side host Southampton in tonight’s Carabao Cup round of 16 tie at Stamford Bridge. Tuchel said this during his pre-match press conference ahead of the Southampton clash. Chelsea head to the game following a 7-0 win over Norwich City at the weekend. “There will be some changes, how much I don’t know yet,” Tuchel was quoted by Chelsea’s official website as saying. “Sometimes you can never be fully sure, do you interrupt a good flow, is it better to keep everybody in there and playing to keep the momentum going or is it the moment to give some players a rest? “But we have an excellent department at Cobham that helps us take these decisions – the guys who do the analysing, the guys who do the...
Chelsea vs Southampton: Tuchel gives fresh update on N’Golo Kante
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Chelsea vs Southampton: Tuchel gives fresh update on N’Golo Kante

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has provided the latest update on N’Golo Kante, ahead of his side’s Carabao Cup tie with Southampton on Tuesday night. Kante last featured for Chelsea in their Champions League victory over Malmo last Wednesday. The France international did not play in Chelsea’s 7-0 win over Norwich City at the weekend. Providing the latest update on Kante, Tuchel was quoted by Chelsea’s official website as saying on Monday: “The game was too early. ‘He [Kante] did the full training on Friday and after training, he said he feels his muscles a bit tight. “He went to the physios for massages and for some treatment and he actually wanted to wait until Saturday in the morning to make the decision. I said no, it’s such an early game tomorrow, the possibility that it wi...
EPL: ‘This is why Chelsea will win title this season’ – Chris Sutton
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EPL: ‘This is why Chelsea will win title this season’ – Chris Sutton

Former Chelsea striker, Chris Sutton, says the club’s 7-0 victory against Norwich City in the Premier League on Saturday proves why the Blues will go on to win the English top-flight league title this season. According to Sutton, Thomas Tuchel’s side are so strong, and their academy players are flourishing. Chelsea thrashed Norwich City at Stamford Bridge, thanks to Mason Mount’s hat-trick and a strike each from Callum Hudson-Odoi, Reece James, Ben Chilwell and Max Aarons’ own goal. “This is why I believe Chelsea will win the Premier League – their squad is so strong and their academy players are flourishing,” Sutton told BT Sport. “Today’s performance was excellent, but last month the performances have not been there. “That is a tremendous mentality to have. They have a s...
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...
Chelsea vs Norwich City: Tuchel’s squad for EPL clash confirmed
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Chelsea vs Norwich City: Tuchel’s squad for EPL clash confirmed

Chelsea’s squad to face Norwich City in today’s Premier League tie has been revealed. According to Football London, Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel named a 21-man squad to tackle Norwich at Stamford Bridge. Tuchel’s men head to the game following a 4-0 victory over Malmo in the Champions League in midweek. Below is Chelsea’s full squad against Norwich: Goalkeepers: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Marcus Bettinelli, Edouard Mendy. Defenders: Marcos Alonso, Andreas Christensen, Trevoh Chalobah, Thiago Silva, Antonio Rudiger, Ben Chilwell, Reece James, Cesar Azpilicueta. Midfielders: Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Saul Niguez, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Ross Barkley, Mason Mount. Forwards: Callum Hudson-Odoi, Hakim Ziyech, Kai Havertz. The kick-off time for Chelsea vs Norwich is ...
Thomas Tuchel names Hudson-Odoi’s best position at Chelsea
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Thomas Tuchel names Hudson-Odoi’s best position at Chelsea

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has said that Callum Hudson-Odoi’s best position is the Blues’ left wing. Tuchel also said that Hudson-Odoi, 20, needs to help as a right wing-back occasionally. The German said this following Chelsea’s 4-0 win over Malmo in the Champions League on Wednesday evening. Chelsea defeated Malmo, thanks to a brace from Jorginho and a strike each from Andreas Christensen and Kai Havertz. Hudson-Odoi delivered an impressive performance on the left flank of Chelsea’s attack as Tuchel acknowledged his display against the visitors. “This is his best position, I know,” Tuchel told beIN Sports. “Sometimes he needs to help as a right wing-back, so he needs to take it for the team. “But we know the half left position upfront is his best position.” Ch...
Chelsea facing striker crisis with Lukaku, Werner injured
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Chelsea facing striker crisis with Lukaku, Werner injured

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

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

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

Spartak Moscow star, Victor Moses, has backed Chelsea to win the English Premier League, EPL, title this season. Moses believes Thomas Tuchel’s side have what it takes to win the English top-flight league this term. Last season, Chelsea finished in fourth position behind Liverpool, Manchester United, and champions Manchester City. But Chelsea are currently on top of the Premier League table so far this season, with a point behind second-placed Liverpool after eight games. When asked by the official website of Spartak Moscow if Chelsea can win the Premier League this season, Moses replied: “If they continue like this, they have every chance. So far, they have only lost one game, and that was against City. “They have a cool lineup and a strong coach. The three-defender setup...
No team will like to play against them – Gary Neville names club to win title
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No team will like to play against them – Gary Neville names club to win title

Former Manchester United captain, Gary Neville has backed Chelsea to win this year’s Premier League title. Neville said this following Chelsea’s Premier League 1-0 win over Brentford on Saturday. According to him, no team in the Premier League would like to play against Thomas Tuchel’s side this term. Chelsea are presently on top of the English Premier League table with 19 points from 8 games. “I think Chelsea can win the title. I know people say [Manchester] City and Liverpool, you can’t disagree with that after what they have done over these last three or four years,” Neville told Sky Sports. “City’s performance at Chelsea a couple of weeks ago was incredible. But I do think this Chelsea team are resilient and they are tough to play against. “I can’t think that any te...
Brentford vs Chelsea: Tuchel rates Malang Sarr, Chalobah’s performances after EPL 1-0 win
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Brentford vs Chelsea: Tuchel rates Malang Sarr, Chalobah’s performances after EPL 1-0 win

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has praised the performances of Malang Sarr and Trevoh Chalobah following his side’s Premier League 1-0 win against Brentford on Saturday. Sarr and Chalobah played in a back three, alongside Andreas Christensen. The youngsters played their part in keeping a clean sheet for Tuchel’s side as Ben Chilwell’s first-half goal gave Chelsea all three points against Brentford. Speaking on their performances, Tuchel told Sky Sports: “We trust the guys who played, they are young and they needed it. “Otherwise, if you don’t play, you can’t get experience. “They did very, very good and in the last 25 minutes, we need to talk about where we can do better and always there is room to improve.” Chelsea’s next fixture is against Malmo in the Champions League o...
Tuchel singles out Chelsea player after 1-0 win at Brentford
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Tuchel singles out Chelsea player after 1-0 win at Brentford

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has hailed Edouard Mendy’s heroics after their 1-0 victory at Brentford on Saturday. Mendy made a couple of fantastic saves as the Blues took all three points in the West London Derby, thanks to Ben Chilwell’s superb volley in the first half. “We were very strong for 70 minutes and very lucky for 20 minutes, to sum it up. “We escaped with the three points thanks to Edouard (Mendy). “It was like a cup game at the end; they took risks and the atmosphere gave them a lot of courage,” Tuchel told the media after the game. On what he expected from Brentford, he added: “They play like this from the start, it was a lot of effort to not allow them to create this energy, and we put lots of effort into collecting second balls in midfield; we put a lot ...
Ballon D’Or 2021: I’m not interested in five Chelsea players nominated – Tuchel
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Ballon D’Or 2021: I’m not interested in five Chelsea players nominated – Tuchel

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

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has urged his players to prove they are favourites to win the Premier League title this season. Tuchel wants Chelsea players to take risks and play with freedom when they face Brentford this weekend. The former PSG manager said this on Friday during his pre-match press conference ahead of Chelsea’s clash with Brentford on Saturday. Tuchel’s men are currently on top of the Premier League table ahead of the Brentford clash. “We want to prove that we deserve to be the favourites [to win the Premier League title] and we need a certain mentality to do so,” Tuchel said. “If favourite means things will be easy, we can’t be more wrong. If being the favourite means we still expect a tough one, then that is what we have to expect. “We have to take ris...
Tuchel gives updates on Silva, Lukaku, Rudiger, others ahead of Brentford clash
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Tuchel gives updates on Silva, Lukaku, Rudiger, others ahead of Brentford clash

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

Former Chelsea star, Pat Nevin, has issued a warning to Thomas Tuchel’s side ahead of their away Premier League clash with Brentford on Saturday evening. Nevin said Chelsea couldn’t afford to take the threat posed by Brentford lightly when both teams clash at the Brentford Community Stadium. Brentford have made a strong start to life in the Premier League following their promotion from Championship. The Bees currently sit in the seventh position on the Premier League table with just four points behind leaders Chelsea. Writing in his column for Chelsea’s official website, Nevin said: “Brentford add yet another London Premier League derby to an already decent-sized list, as if Spurs, Arsenal, West Ham and Crystal Palace weren’t enough! “I am never sure if I should add Watfor...
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.
Rejuvenated Abraham loving life with Jose in Rome
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Rejuvenated Abraham loving life with Jose in Rome

Tammy Abraham is loving life under Jose Mourinho after answering the Roma manager's call to spurn Premier League interest for a fresh start in the Italian sunshine. The 24-year-old this summer became the latest English talent to head abroad as a lack of opportunities under Thomas Tuchel saw him bring down the curtain down on his long association with Chelsea. Abraham scored a hat-trick in what proved to be Frank Lampard's final match in January and only played seven more times for the club, with the striker left out of the victorious Champions League final squad. He subsequently swapped Stamford Bridge for the Stadio Olimpico in search of game time, joining Roma in a £34m deal and scoring four goals in his first 10 matches under Mourinho. He said: "Why Italy? Good question....
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.”
Brentford vs Chelsea: Tuchel gives update on Thiago Silva ahead of EPL clash
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Brentford vs Chelsea: Tuchel gives update on Thiago Silva ahead of EPL clash

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has confirmed that Thiago Silva will not be able to play against Brentford on October 16 upon his return from international duty with Brazil national team. Chelsea will tackle Brentford in an away Premier League clash after the international break, but Silva won’t feature in that derby clash after heading to South America for Brazil’s World Cup qualifiers against Venezuela, Colombia and Uruguay. The last game of that triple-header, Brazil’s home clash with Uruguay in Manaus, is not scheduled to kick-off until 01:30 am BST on Friday. Providing an update on Silva, Tuchel was quoted by Chelsea’s official website as saying: “He will go and then he will play for Brazil and then he will come back on the matchday versus Brentford. “This is the life of inte...
Brentford vs Chelsea: Tuchel gives update on Thiago Silva ahead of EPL clash
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Brentford vs Chelsea: Tuchel gives update on Thiago Silva ahead of EPL clash

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has confirmed that Thiago Silva will not be able to play against Brentford on October 16 upon his return from international duty with Brazil national team. Chelsea will tackle Brentford in an away Premier League clash after the international break, but Silva won’t feature in that derby clash after heading to South America for Brazil’s World Cup qualifiers against Venezuela, Colombia and Uruguay. The last game of that triple-header, Brazil’s home clash with Uruguay in Manaus, is not scheduled to kick-off until 01:30 am BST on Friday. Providing an update on Silva, Tuchel was quoted by Chelsea’s official website as saying: “He will go and then he will play for Brazil and then he will come back on the matchday versus Brentford. “This is the life of in...
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.  
EPL Table: Chelsea occupy first position as Liverpool fail to beat Manchester City
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EPL Table: Chelsea occupy first position as Liverpool fail to beat Manchester City

Chelsea are currently on top of the Premier League table after Liverpool failed to beat Manchester City on Sunday. Thomas Tuchel’s side had won Southampton 3-1 in their Premier League clash on Saturday to top the Premier League table. Chelsea now has 16 points from seven matches. Behind Chelsea is Liverpool, who occupy the second position with 15 points from the same number of matches. Jurgen Klopp’s side are ahead of third-place Manchester City, who have 14 points. Recall that Liverpool played a 2-2 draw against Pep Guardiola’s side at Anfield. Goals from Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Phil Foden and Kevin De Bruyne ensured both teams shared a point each. Meanwhile, sitting in the fourth position is Man United, followed by Everton in the fifth position.
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.  
EPL: Tuchel names two out-of-form Chelsea players after Southampton win
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EPL: Tuchel names two out-of-form Chelsea players after Southampton win

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has admitted that Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech are “not in their very best shape”. Tuchel was speaking after their 3-1 over Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday. Trevoh Chalobah gave the Blues the lead before James Ward-Prowse equalized from the spot. Ward-Prowse was sent off shortly after and Chelsea took advantage with late goals from Timo Werner and Ben Chilwell securing maximum points. Both Ziyech and Havertz were left on the bench for the match, while Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Ross Barkley were introduced instead. “We always try to do our best to bring the players in the best shape. But after a lot of chances, we have to admit that Kai and Hakim, for example, are not in their very best shape. “It is maybe not even their fault. It...
EPL: Tuchel gives Reasons for Chelsea’s Struggles this Season
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EPL: Tuchel gives Reasons for Chelsea’s Struggles this Season

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has admitted his players are struggling to cope with the pressure of fighting for major honours this season. The Blues head into today’s Premier League home fixture against Southampton having suffered back-to-back 1-0 defeats. First, they lost to Manchester City last weekend in the league and then in the Champions League at Juventus on Wednesday. Chelsea are considered among the favourites for the title this season, having signed Romelu Lukaku for €115 million from Inter Milan. However, the European champions find themselves looking to bounce back after a difficult week. “It is important that I feel the whole team is a little bit stuck in expectations. “I don’t know why. Maybe of our success, maybe of the expectations that c...
UCL: Why Juventus beat Chelsea 1-0 – Ben Chilwell
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UCL: Why Juventus beat Chelsea 1-0 – Ben Chilwell

Chelsea defender, Ben Chilwell, has given a reason why his side was defeated 1-0 by Juventus in the Champions League on Wednesday night. Chelsea could not produce more than one shot on target against Juventus as Romelu Lukaku and Kai Havertz struggled to find the target in Turin. Federico Chiesa scored the only goal of the encounter to give Massimiliano Allegri’s men the victory over the Premier League giants. Speaking to Chelsea’s official website, Chilwell said Juventus defeated Chelsea because the Serie A giants had a game plan and executed it very well against Thomas Tuchel’s men. “They built from that the longer the game went on,” Chilwell said. “They had a game plan and executed it very well. They grew in confidence, the crowd got behind them and it got more difficult ...
Chelsea don’t know how to use Lukaku, says ex-Blues and Inter boss Conte
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Chelsea don’t know how to use Lukaku, says ex-Blues and Inter boss Conte

The Italian tactician, who delivered a Premier League title to Stamford Bridge, worked with the Belgian striker at San Siro Chelsea have failed to “figure out how to use” Romelu Lukaku, with former Blues and Inter boss Antonio Conte questioning Thomas Tuchel’s tactical approach. The Belgium international striker was taken back to Stamford Bridge for a second spell during the summer transfer window in a £98 million ($136m) deal. Lukaku hit the ground running in west London with a goal against Arsenal on debut and four efforts in his first four appearances, but has since gone four games without finding the target.  
You are not Improving Lukaku – Conte hits Out at Tuchel
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You are not Improving Lukaku – Conte hits Out at Tuchel

Former Inter Milan manager, Antonio Conte, has accused Chelsea coach, Thomas Tuchel, of not playing to Romelu Lukaku’s strengths. Conte was speaking ahead of the Blues’ 1-0 defeat to Juventus in the Champions League on Wednesday night. The Italian bragged about the work he did to improve Lukaku when they worked together at Inter for two seasons. “A coach is good if he can improve players. I think we did great work with Romelu over two years. “He is a very specific striker. Bringing Lukaku into the box is dangerous. However, when he starts from midfield, he is incredibly quick. It’s very difficult to find a player who is both a target man, but can also run from midfield. “These are also characteristics I can see in Erling Haaland. I had been tracking Lukaku fo...
UCL: You’re not good enough – Thomas Tuchel to Chelsea stars after 1-0 loss to Juve
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UCL: You’re not good enough – Thomas Tuchel to Chelsea stars after 1-0 loss to Juve

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has described his team that lost 1-0 to Juventus in the Champions League group stage match on Wednesday as slow and tired. The German said his team was not ‘good enough’ during the disappointing loss to the struggling Italians. Federico Bernardeschi set up Federico Chiesa for a calmly finished goal 10 minutes into the second half to give Juve all three points. Thomas Tuchel’s side struggled to break down the Juventus defence and the German coach was disappointed with the goal his team conceded. “It’s impossible at this level to concede a goal like this. We know what’s coming, we got punished for it,” the German manager said after the match. “We started not sharp enough, the first 10-15 minutes should’ve been much more sharp, put mo...
Champions League: Three key players missing as Juventus release squad to face Chelsea
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Champions League: Three key players missing as Juventus release squad to face Chelsea

Juventus manager, Massimiliano Allegri, has named his side’s squad to face Chelsea in today’s UEFA Champions League clash. Allegri named a 19-man squad to tackle Thomas Tuchel’s side in a post via Juventus’ website on Wednesday. He excluded Paulo Dybala, Alvaro Morata and Aaron Ramsey from the squad to face Chelsea at Allianz Stadium. Juventus head to the game following a 3-2 win over Sampdoria in their last fixture. The kick-off time for Juventus vs Chelsea is 9 pm, Nigerian time. Below is Juventus’ squad against Chelsea; Goalkeeper: Szczesny, Pinsoglio, Perin. Defenders: De Sciglio, Chiellini, De Ligt, Danilo, Cuadrado, Alex Sandro, Bonucci, Rugani. Midfielders: McKennie, Bernardeschi, Chiesa, Rabiot, Locatelli, Bentancur, Kulusevski. Attackers: Kean....
Update: N’Golo Kante Rests Positive for Covid and will Miss Games against Juventus and Southampton
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Update: N’Golo Kante Rests Positive for Covid and will Miss Games against Juventus and Southampton

Chelsea midfielder, N'Golo Kante has tested positive for Covid-19 and has gone into self-isolation. Manager Thomas Tuchel confirmed news and said Kante must "quarantine and follow the government protocols." Tuchel said Kante was not at training on Tuesday as Chelsea prepared for their Champions League Group H match against Juventus on Wednesday. The 30-year-old will also miss Saturday's Premier League clash with Southampton and his participation in France's Nations League clash with Belgium on October 7 could also be in doubt. Tuchel said Christian Pulisic, Mason Mount and Reece James will also be unavailable against Juventus. After confirming Kante's diagnosis, Tuchel took questions on whether footballers should get vaccinated and...
Champions League: Chelsea suffer fresh injury blow ahead of Juventus clash
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Champions League: Chelsea suffer fresh injury blow ahead of Juventus clash

Chelsea will be without midfielder N’Golo Kante for Wednesday’s Champions League clash against Juventus. Kante is also likely to miss this weekend’s Premier League game against Southampton. The France international has endured a stop-start beginning to the 2021/2022 season having been hampered by a groin injury. The 30-year-old is now set for a further spell on the sidelines due to illness, according to Goal. Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has used Kante carefully since his return, limiting him to a 45-minute cameo against Tottenham and Aston Villa. He was also taken off after one hour, as the Blues lost 1-0 to Manchester City on Saturday. Tuchel will have to shuffle his pack against Juventus, with Ruben Loftus-Cheek pushing for a start following his impr...
Juventus vs Chelsea: Tuchel confirms injury doubt ahead of Champions League clash
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Juventus vs Chelsea: Tuchel confirms injury doubt ahead of Champions League clash

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has said he is unsure if Mason Mount will be fit for their Champions League clash against Juventus on Wednesday. Tuchel noted that it will be a “matter of hours” to decide if Mount makes the trip or not. The England midfielder missed Saturday’s loss to Manchester City due to a “minor knock”. Mount has not recovered sufficiently enough for Tuchel to rely on his presence against the Serie A giants. “I absolutely don’t know, we have to see. “In the end it will be a matter of hours as to whether he makes it or not,” Tuchel told Chelsea’s website. The Blues defeated Zenit 1-0 in their opening group game on Match Day 1.
EPL: Sack Solskjaer like Chelsea did with Lampard – Jamie O’Hara tells Man Utd
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EPL: Sack Solskjaer like Chelsea did with Lampard – Jamie O’Hara tells Man Utd

Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, Jamie O’Hara, has urged Manchester United to sack their manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, just as Chelsea sacked Frank Lampard in January and replaced him with Thomas Tuchel. O’Hara gave Man United the advice while reacting to the Red Devils’ Premier League 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa at Old Trafford over the weekend. According to him, Man United need to ‘cut ties’ with Solskjaer as he won’t make them title contenders this season, despite their star names like Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba and Edinson Cavani. Man United are only a point off the top of the Premier League table so far this season, but O’Hara can’t see them mounting a serious title challenge before the end of the current campaign “Disappointing from ...
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...
Tuchel names two Chelsea players that lack confidence
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Tuchel names two Chelsea players that lack confidence

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has insisted that Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech are ‘lacking confidence’ after benching the players in their Premier League clash against Manchester City on Saturday afternoon. Tuchel said this while explaining his team selection against Pep Guardiola’s side. “We need exactly the same mix of skilful play as in our last games, but also to be very emotional and aggressive,” Tuchel told BT Sport. “Timo [Werner] is a good fit today because he brings a good intensity to our game, on and off the ball. That is what we need. “Maybe Kai [Havertz] and Hakim [Ziyech] are lacking a little bit of confidence. We are happy that N’Golo [Kante] can play. “Thiago [Silva] had some issues in training, otherwise he would have started.” Meanwhile, Gabriel Jesus’s ...
‘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...
Chelsea vs Man City: It does not take a miracle to beat Guardiola – Tuchel
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Chelsea vs Man City: It does not take a miracle to beat Guardiola – Tuchel

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has said “it does not take a miracle” to beat Manchester City. Tuchel has defeated Pep Guardiola’s team three consecutive times since he arrived at Stamford Bridge in January. The Blues host City on Saturday three months after beating them in last season’s Champions League final, a victory which followed on from successes in their FA Cup semifinal and a Premier League meeting at Etihad Stadium. Chelsea can move six points clear of the champions with another win. “We have the positive experiences and we know how tough it feels at half-time in the dressing room, how much work we put into it, what kind of input was needed. “We know very well what it takes to have the possibility to win. I have the feeling it does not take a miracl...
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 ...
Chelsea manager Tuchel confirms Mendy availability for Manchester City clash
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Chelsea manager Tuchel confirms Mendy availability for Manchester City clash

The 29-year-old is back in contention for playing minutes after a knock kept him out of the Blues' last two matches Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has declared Edouard Mendy ready to start in goal in Saturday’s Premier League encounter against Manchester City. The Senegal goalkeeper missed the Blues’ matches against Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa due to a knock he picked up in the Uefa Champions League game against Zenit St Petersburg. Before the setback, Mendy has started each of Chelsea’s games this season and he has been passed fit to reclaim his spot.  
Chelsea vs Man City: What I expect from EPL clash – Tuchel
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Chelsea vs Man City: What I expect from EPL clash – Tuchel

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has revealed that he expects a ’50/50′ match when his side clashes with Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon. Tuchel said this on Friday during his pre-match press conference. The German explained that he also expected Chelsea to suffer against the Premier League champions at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea head to the game after beating Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday, while Man City defeated Wycombe. Tuchel said, “I expect nothing less than a 50/50 match tomorrow. We want to fight to have a better outcome. “We have done it a few times, but we know how much we suffered in those matches, and we will have to do that tomorrow.” The kick-off time for Chelsea vs Man City is 12.30 pm.
Guardiola hints on Man City’s tactics for Chelsea clash at Stamford Bridge
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Guardiola hints on Man City’s tactics for Chelsea clash at Stamford Bridge

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has said his team will approach their Premier League tie against Chelsea on Saturday afternoon at Stamford Bridge with the way they tackled Southampton last weekend. Guardiola explained that Man City, who played 0-0 against Southampton, would try to read Chelsea and know what his team has done against Thomas Tuchel’s side recently. The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach said this on Friday during his pre-match press conference ahead of Man City’s clash with Chelsea. Guardiola’s men head to the game after thrashing Wycombe 6-1 in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday. “We prepare the game [Chelsea vs Man City] like we prepare Southampton and like before in the previous games,” Guardiola said. “Try to read what they are and what we have don...
EPL: Real reason I left Chelsea – Emerson
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EPL: Real reason I left Chelsea – Emerson

Lyon defender, Emerson Palmieri, has explained why he left Chelsea to join Peter Bosz’s side. Emerson said he decided to leave Chelsea for Lyon because he had no space to feature for the Premier League giants under the Blues manager, Thomas Tuchel. Emerson left Chelsea in the summer transfer window for the French Ligue 1 side on a season-long loan. Speaking to Gazetta dello Sport, Emerson revealed why he left west London. He said, “I decided to leave Chelsea as I had no space. “Roberto Mancini [Italy manager] told me: you need to play, you have to be a starter. OL [Lyon] proposed an interesting project and I accepted in two or three days. “I am really happy with my choice.”

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