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Champions League: Chelsea’s Prize Money for Reaching Semi-finals Revealed
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Champions League: Chelsea’s Prize Money for Reaching Semi-finals Revealed

The prize money Chelsea earned after qualifying for the Champions League semi-finals has been revealed. The Premier League giants booked their place in the Champions League last-4 on Tuesday night in Spain after seeing off Porto. Thomas Tuchel’s side lost the second leg 1-0 but headed through following a 2-1 aggregate win to set up a clash against Real Madrid or Liverpool later this month. It’s the first time since 2014 that Chelsea has made the Champions League semi-finals. However, Chelsea earned €12 million for reaching the semi-finals and seeing off Porto at the Estadio Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán. If the Blues reach the Champions League final, they will receive either a further €15 million or €19 million, depending on the outcome of the game. The latter figure if they ...
Liverpool vs Real Madrid: Thomas Tuchel picks who Chelsea Prefer to Face in Semi-finals
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Liverpool vs Real Madrid: Thomas Tuchel picks who Chelsea Prefer to Face in Semi-finals

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has said that he would prefer a Champions League semi-final clash with Real Madrid instead of Liverpool. The German gaffer said he does not want to face teams from the same league as his sides in Europe. Chelsea booked their place in the semi-finals for the first time in seven years after a 2-1 aggregate win against Porto in Sevilla on Tuesday. Mehdi Taremi struck at stoppage time to give Porto a 1-0 win but the victory was not enough to see the Portuguese through to the next round. Chelsea will now wait for the winner between Liverpool and Real Madrid with the Spanish side leading the Premier League outfit 3-1 on aggregate. And Tuchel said he typically prefers to avoid teams from the same league in European knockout games. “I don...
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Kovacic’s Condition Made me ‘Very Sad’ – Chelsea Coach, Thomas Tuchel

  Chelsea boss, Thomas has said that he was ‘very sad’ to be without Mateo Kovacic for the 1-0 defeat against Porto in their Champions League quarter-final second leg tie on Tuesday. Chelsea progressed to the semi-finals despite the defeat after the Croatian, who was set to start the match, pulled up at the end of training on Monday with a hamstring issue. Kovacic, one of the most experienced Champions League stars in the Chelsea set up, will also miss this weekend’s FA Cup semi-final clash against Manchester City. “Unfortunately yes I was very sad yesterday to see him after twenty minutes in training to have this little muscle injury more or less out of nothing,’ Tuchel told reporters. “We played little boxes after training just to have a little sweat and he felt h...
Paul Merson Names Chelsea’s Most Important Player
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Paul Merson Names Chelsea’s Most Important Player

  Arsenal legend, Paul Merson, has identified Mason Mount as Chelsea’s most important player. There were fears that the England International will lose his position to either Kai Havertz, Timo Werner when Chelsea brought them in from Germany during the transfer market last summer. However, Mason, Chelsea’s academy product, has proved to be a major player in the team and has cemented a regular playing time under Thomas Tuchel. And Paul Merson spoke highly of Mount and rates him better than Timo Werner and Kai Havertz. “Look how much money Chelsea spent on Kai Havertz and Timo Werner and they are nowhere near as important as Mount,” Merson wrote in his “He’s the go-to man now, and that’s phenomenal at his age. He carries the team. “The turn and shot for the goal...
Champions League: Tuchel told to Replace Werner with Aguero
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Champions League: Tuchel told to Replace Werner with Aguero

  Arsenal legend, Paul Merson, has advised Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel, to sign Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero, to replace Timo Werner. Aguero will end his 10-year stay at the Etihad this summer and he is believed to be keen on remaining in the Premier League. Merson believes Aguero “ticks the box” for Tuchel’s Chelsea and says the 32-year-old can replace the struggling Werner. He told Sky Sports: “He [Sergio Aguero] ticks the box for me and the way Chelsea play – Chelsea are dominant in football matches, they dictate games and have a lot of possession, they play neat and tidy football around the box and they are looking for that little ball. While Merson doubts Werner will come good at Chelsea, he believes the club should be patient with fellow summer signing Ka...
Champions League: Tuchel to sell Ziyech, four other Chelsea players
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Champions League: Tuchel to sell Ziyech, four other Chelsea players

  Chelsea is prepared to include Hakim Ziyech as part of a deal to sign Jules Kounde from Seville, according to AS. Although the Blues have kept a lot of clean sheets under Thomas Tuchel, he is still looking to sign a new centre-back this summer. Chelsea has already been linked with Bayern Munich’s Niklas Sule, RB Leipzig’s Ibrahim Konate and Atletico Madrid star Jose Gimenez. However, 22-year-old Kounde is the defender now on Tuchel’s radar and it is believed the Premier League side are now in ‘pole position’ to land the Frenchman. Kounde has an €80 million (£69m) release clause, but Chelsea will not stump up the full buyout fee, they are hopeful that including a player or several players, as part of the deal could lower the overall cash value. Ziyech is one of ...
Now Is The Time For Chelsea To Win The Champions League – Tuchel
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Now Is The Time For Chelsea To Win The Champions League – Tuchel

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel believes that his side have what it takes to win the Champions League this season. The Blues currently lead 2-0 after their quarter-final first leg with Porto, and the German is only thinking about silverware despite his side not being favourites in the competition. "I've come here to win titles," Tuchel said on Monday. "I'm here to win games, that's what I ask of myself. "The time is now. Although if I'm honest we could talk about it for hours and hours. Tomorrow, we have to play and there are no games more difficult than the next one." Beyond himself, the German is confident that his players and the club are on the same page as he is, and are similarly hungry for silverware. "You won't find any team who don't want to reach the semi-finals," T...
Chelsea vs Porto: Tuchel names Squad for Champions League Second-leg tie
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Chelsea vs Porto: Tuchel names Squad for Champions League Second-leg tie

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has named his side’s squad to face FC Porto in the Champions League quarter-final second-leg tie on Tuesday night. Tuchel released a 23-man squad that will tackle Porto at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium in Seville, Spain. Chelsea had won Porto 2-0 in the first-leg last week. The Bleus head to the game following a 4-1 win against Crystal Palace in the Premier League last weekend. Chelsea’s squad against Porto: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Antonio Rudiger, Marcos Alonso, Andreas Christensen, Jorginho, Thiago Silva, N’Golo Kante, Tammy Abraham Christian Pulisic, Timo Werner, Willy Caballero, Kurt Zouma, Edouard Mendy, Mateo Kovacic, Olivier Giroud, Mason Mount, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Ben Chilwell, Hakim Ziyech, Reece James, Cesar Azpilicueta, Kai Havertz a...
Souness Names Club that’ll be Man City’s Biggest title Threat next Season
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Souness Names Club that’ll be Man City’s Biggest title Threat next Season

Liverpool hero, Graeme Souness, has said that Chelsea will be Manchester City’s biggest title threat next season. Souness believes Chelsea have the second-best squad in the Premier League behind Man City, adding that the only thing missing from Thomas Tuchel’s side is a goalscorer. Chelsea are currently 20 points behind Premier League leaders Man City this season. “When you look at the team that started for Chelsea and their subs, I will put them as having the second-best squad in the Premier League behind Manchester City,” Souness told Sky Sports. “I think City have an incredible squad, and I would go so far as to say the best I have ever seen in English football. But I think Chelsea have the second-best group. “Other than having 25 goals a season, man, I think they are...
Barcelona’s Dembele Snubs Koeman, Names his Best Manager
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Barcelona’s Dembele Snubs Koeman, Names his Best Manager

  Barcelona forward, Ousmane Dembele, has snubbed manager, Ronald Koeman and named Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel as the best coach he ever worked with. Dembele was coached by Tuchel during their time together at Borussia Dortmund. The France international said Tuchel convinced him during their time at Dortmund, adding that the former PSG manager was his favourite coach. “Thomas Tuchel really convinced me. He’s my favourite trainer too,” Dembele told BeinSport. “With Thomas Tuchel, I played a little more on the right side at the start of the season and then he refocused me in the axis at the No.10 and sometimes even in the middle of three. “He was telling me to stay a little in the middle of the field, to take the espresso, and the ball will come, and there you go. ...
Champions League: Chelsea suffer fresh injury blow ahead of Porto clash
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Champions League: Chelsea suffer fresh injury blow ahead of Porto clash

Chelsea have suffered a fresh injury setback after their defender, Andreas Christensen, picked up a hamstring injury in training ahead of their Champions League quarter-final second-leg clash with FC Porto on Tuesday night in Sevilla, Spain. Christensen sustained the injury before Chelsea’s Premier League 4-1 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday evening. The centre-back was missing from the Chelsea squad that defeated Crystal Palace at the Selhurst Park Stadium as they boosted their top-four hopes. His absence from the match was a surprise after the Blues manager, Thomas Tuchel, confirmed he had a fully fit squad. However, the 25-year-old was replaced by Kurt Zouma at the defence line. A brace from Christian Pulisic and a strike from Kai Havertz and Zouma gave Chelsea all...
Thomas Tuchel Plays own Chelsea’s chances of finishing top four
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Thomas Tuchel Plays own Chelsea’s chances of finishing top four

  Thomas Tuchel has played down Chelsea’s chances of ending the Premier League campaign in the top four. This is despite his side’s dominant 4-1 away win at Crystal Palace on Saturday. Chelsea bounced back from their disgraceful outing last weekend and were in fine form at Selhurst Park with Kai Havertz firing them in front very early before a Pulisic’s brace and a Kurt Zouma’s header. Thomas Tuchel’s team moved into the top four with the win and are now two points clear of Liverpool after the Reds beat Aston Villa 2-1 at Anfield. Chelsea are in a strong position to end the season on a brighter note and book a Champions League place for next season but Tuchel says it is a tough job ahead. “Everything was bad against West Brom,” Tuchel said after the win against C...
Crystal Palace 1-4 Chelsea : Blues move back to fourth with Commanding Win
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Crystal Palace 1-4 Chelsea : Blues move back to fourth with Commanding Win

Chelsea moved back up to fourth in the Premier League table after a blistering 4-1 win over Crystal Palace on Friday, April 9. Before kick-off of the London derby, both teams observed a two-minute silence for His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who passed away on Saturday April 9. Then in quick transition the Blues were 2-0 up inside 10 minutes and before Crystal palace could recognize what was going on, Chelsea were already 3-0 ahead on the 30th minute. Kai Havertz scoring his first Premier League goal since October, guided the ball into the net from an angle. Christian Pulisic soon scored after Havertz’s opener, before Kurt Zouma beat former Chelsea captain Gary Cahill in the air to add Chelsea's third from a Mason Mount free-kick. Palace s...
Victor Moses Names Club to Win Champions League this Season
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Victor Moses Names Club to Win Champions League this Season

  Former Super Eagles attacker, Victor Moses, has named his parent club, Chelsea as best positioned to win this season’s Champions League. Moses, who is on loan to Spartak Moscow from Chelsea, noted that the Blues are doing very well this season. Chelsea defeated FC Porto 2-0 in the first leg of the quarter-final of the competition, giving themselve a huge advantage going into the second leg slated for next week at their neutral grand, Sevilla. The Blues have been in fine form since the coming of Thomas Tuchel as a replacement for Frank Lampard who was sacked in January following a series of poor results. “Chelsea they are doing very well at the moment. Hopefully they can go all the way to win the Champions League,” Moses told Spartak Moscow’s YouTube channel. “I...
Lampard Speaks on Rejecting new Jobs Since he was Sacked at Chelsea
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Lampard Speaks on Rejecting new Jobs Since he was Sacked at Chelsea

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

Chelsea midfielder, Mason Mount, has warned Thomas Tuchel’s men following their Champions League quarter-final first-leg 2-0 victory over FC Porto on Wednesday night in Spain. Mount, who scored a goal against Porto, cautioned the Blues players that it was ‘only half-time’ and their work was far from complete in the Champions League last-8. Two goals from Mount and Ben Chilwell gave Chelsea the first-leg advantage ahead of the second-leg next Tuesday. “A very important game for us and me personally, to get my first goal in the Champions League,” Mount told Virgin Media Sport. “It was probably a long time coming, I have been waiting for the moment, and I am delighted it’s come tonight in a big win. “To keep a clean sheet as well going into the second leg, it’s a big perfor...
Tuchel Speaks on Ben Chilwell’s Performance after Chelsea’s Win Over Porto
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Tuchel Speaks on Ben Chilwell’s Performance after Chelsea’s Win Over Porto

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has commented on Ben Chilwell’s performance following his side’s Champions League quarter-final first-leg 2-0 victory against Porto on Wednesday night in Sevilla, Spain. Tuchel said he was pleased with Chilwell’s display against Porto, adding that the England left-back was impressive. Chelsea defeated Porto, thanks to Mason Mount’s first-half goal and Chilwell’s second-half strike. Tuchel’s men will now take on Porto in the second leg next Tuesday in the same venue. “I was really pleased with Chilly [Ben Chilwell] for applying pressure and forcing the error which gave him the opportunity to score,” Tuchel told Chelsea’s official website. “He pushed on, finished well and scored a big away goal for us. “He showed a lot of composure becaus...
Porto vs Chelsea: Why I Benched Thiago Silva, N’Golo Kante – Tuchel
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Porto vs Chelsea: Why I Benched Thiago Silva, N’Golo Kante – Tuchel

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has explained why he benched Thiago Silva and N’Golo Kante in the Blues’ Champions League quarter-final clash first-leg tie against Porto on Wednesday night. Tuchel decided to name Silva and Kante among Chelsea’s substitutes against Porto at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium in Spain. The German said he left Silva on the bench because the Brazilian defender was not yet at full fitness after being denied the chance to earn 90 minutes against West Brom in the Premier League last Saturday. According to him, he left Kante on the bench because he wanted Chelsea to play quick and fluid attacking football against Porto. However, Tuchel eventually featured Silva and Kante late in the second half of the encounter as the pair replaced Reece James and Mas...
Morrison tells Tuchel Chelsea player that shouldn’t make starting XI again after 2-0 over Porto
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Morrison tells Tuchel Chelsea player that shouldn’t make starting XI again after 2-0 over Porto

  Former Premier League star, Clinton Morrison, has told Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel to keep Timo Werner out of the team. Morrison said the Germany International ‘needs time out’ of the Chelsea team after the striker struggled again in the game against Porto in Sevilla last night. Werner has endured a difficult season at Chelsea, scoring just eight goals in 38 appearances for the Blues in all competitions. The 25-year-old was subbed off by Tuchel in the second-half of Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Porto on Wednesday. “Chelsea have got other attacking options – it just depends on how long Tuchel wants to stick with Timo Werner,’ Morrison told BBC Radio 5 Live. “Listen, Werner is not a bad player. You don’t become a bad player overnight. It’s just at the moment, he’s gett...
Tuchel very Happy with Precious’ Chelsea Result, Response in 2-0 Win Over Porto
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Tuchel very Happy with Precious’ Chelsea Result, Response in 2-0 Win Over Porto

We didn’t have to wait too long for Chelsea to get back on track after Saturday’s shocking 5-2 home defeat, as the Blues swept aside a tough Porto side on Wednesday night, winning the first leg of our Champions League quarterfinal (technically the away leg of this all-neutral-venue affair), 2-0. Yet another clean sheet, yet another match won mostly with controlled possession, a few periods of “suffering”, and a couple crucial moments of quality in front of goal. That may not be everyone’s cup of tea — Boring, Boring Chelsea is an acquired taste — but it’s the winning formula that’s worked so well for Tuchel thus far. The head coach was accordingly pleased with the performance, especially in light of the weekend that was. “It was absolutely necessary to show these little details a...
Tuchel Explains why he Substituted Havertz, Werner against Porto
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Tuchel Explains why he Substituted Havertz, Werner against Porto

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has given reasons he took off Timo Werner and Kai Havertz, during their 2-0 win at FC Porto in the Champions League quarter-final. The Blues returned home with a commanding lead from the first leg of the game. Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell got the goals, while it was another miserable outing for Werner and Havertz. Werner was replaced by Olivier Giroud and Havertz by Christian Pulisic. “At the time I accepted that it was a tough match for Timo and Kai today, they didn’t have their best day. “We did not deliver so good, so the connection between the seven and the front three wasn’t there. The balls we delivered weren’t the best balls. “Also, I could feel that our two German players, Kai and Timo, didn’t play at their highest level so I wa...
Tuchel Opens up on Chelsea Players’ Reaction after West Brom Defeat
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Tuchel Opens up on Chelsea Players’ Reaction after West Brom Defeat

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has insisted his players responded immediately in the dressing room after a 5-2 defeat to West Brom and in training the next day. The Blues put behind the shock loss to Sam Allardyce’s side to beat FC Porto 2-0 in their Champions League quarter-final first leg on Wednesday night. “It was a tough match against a strong Porto side. There were many moments where we suffered. We accepted it. The circumstances are a bit different in a quarter-final. The spirit was good and it was an excellent result. “I was pretty sure about that [they’d react well after the WBA defeat]. I saw a response immediately in the dressing room and the next day. That wasn’t a big concern. We were ready to respond. There will always be setbacks in sports. The bigges...
Tuchel vs Lampard: Michael Essien Names right Manager for Chelsea
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Tuchel vs Lampard: Michael Essien Names right Manager for Chelsea

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

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, is set to bring Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku back to the club, according to Calcio Mercato. The Blues are being linked with a possible summer transfer for the Belgium striker. Tuchel has made Lukaku his priority, after admitting failure in the quest to land Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund. Inter is reluctant to lose Lukaku but Chelsea would be willing to pay over €100 million, a fee that might tempt the Italian side. Lukaku joined Chelsea as an 18-year-old in 2011 and played only 15 games before joining Everton. The 27-year-old went on to establish himself as one of the Premier League’s top strikers at Everton before joining Manchester United in a £75 million deal back in 2017.
Chelsea’s Kovacic Opens up on Rudiger’s fight with Kepa
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Chelsea’s Kovacic Opens up on Rudiger’s fight with Kepa

Chelsea midfielder, Mateo Kovacic, has opened up on Antonio Rudiger’s training ground fight with Kepa Arrizabalaga. Recall that Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, had dismissed Rudiger from training on Easter Day after a fight with Kepa. Rudiger and Kepa were involved in an altercation at Chelsea’s training ground following their Premier League 5-2 home shock defeat against West Brom over the weekend. Reacting to the development ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League quarter-final first-leg clash with Porto on Wednesday night, Kovacic insisted that the incident has been left behind, adding that it was just a competition in the dressing room. Asked about the scuffle involving Rudiger and Kepa, Kovacic told reporters at his pre-match press conference on Tuesday: “It’s not a big dea...
Porto vs Chelsea: Tuchel announces strong squad for Champions League tie
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Porto vs Chelsea: Tuchel announces strong squad for Champions League tie

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has named a strong squad to face FC Porto in the Champions League quarter-final’s first-leg tie on Wednesday night. Tuchel released a 23-man squad that has the likes of N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic and Mason Mount to lead the midfield for the Blues against Porto at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium in Seville, Spain. Chelsea had knocked Atlético Madrid out from the Champions League last-16 in March, while Porto eliminated Juventus. Tuchel’s side head to the game after losing 5-2 to West Brom in the Premier League on Saturday at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea’s squad against Porto: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Toni Rudiger, Marcos Alonso, Andreas Christensen, Jorginho, Thiago Silva, N’Golo Kante, Tammy Abraham, Christian Pulisic, Timo Werner, Willy C...
Tuchel Opens up on Rudiger’s Fight With Kepa in Training
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Tuchel Opens up on Rudiger’s Fight With Kepa in Training

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has spoken publicly for the first time about a training ground bust-up that involved defender, Antonio Rudiger and goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga. Tuchel praised Rudiger for issuing an immediate apology following the incident. The two players had to be separated during a small-sided game on Sunday, after Kepa took exception to a strong tackle from Rudiger. When asked if the incident was serious between Rudiger and Kepa, Tuchel replied: “I would tell you if it was so but it was not. “It had nothing to do with the defeat. It was just an incident in training, it got heated up between Toni and Kepa. “We calmed the situation down immediately. I don’t want to play down how artificial, these are things we don’t want to accept and things a...
Marcos Alonso Opens up on Rudiger’s Fight with Kepa
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Marcos Alonso Opens up on Rudiger’s Fight with Kepa

  Chelsea defender, Marcos Alonso, has opened up on fellow teammates, Antonio Rudiger’s fight with Kepa Arrizabalaga. Rudiger and Kepa were involved in an altercation at Chelsea’s training ground after their Premier League 5-2 shock defeat to West Brom over the weekend. Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, had sent Rudiger away from training on Easter Day after a fight with Kepa. Tuchel dismissed Rudiger to calm him down after pushing and shoving with Kepa. However, reacting to the development ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League tie with Porto, Alonso played down the training ground bust-up between Rudiger and Kepa by saying it was “good for the team”. “These are things that happen,” Alonso told INSPORTS. “This shows the level of competition there is in the team, t...
Tuchel Sacks Rudiger after Fight With Kepa Following Chelsea’s Defeat to West Brom
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Tuchel Sacks Rudiger after Fight With Kepa Following Chelsea’s Defeat to West Brom

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

  Thomas Tuchel haa revealed what he told Chelsea players after their shock 5-2 defeat in the Premier League at home to West Brom on Saturday. The former Paris Saint-Germain boss said he had some quick words with the players which was majorly to calm them down and prepare them for more to come. Being their first loss in 14 games, the manager said he made the player understand that they have to accept and find a away to deal with it. Since taken over from Frank Lampard towards the end of January, Thomas Tuchel’s Blues kept over 7 clean sheets and had 14 matches unbeaten run in all competitions. The German gaffer also said that he will digest the game later once they are less ‘emotional’. Chelsea took at Stamford Bridge through Christian Pulisic but the game flippe...
Chelsea vs West Brom: Why I substituted Christian Pulisic during EPL defeat – Thomas Tuchel
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Chelsea vs West Brom: Why I substituted Christian Pulisic during EPL defeat – Thomas Tuchel

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

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has come under heavy criticism following his side’s 5-2 defeat to lowly rated West Brom at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Former Chelsea star, Chris Sutton, says the Blues can no longer be seen as top four contenders following the embarrassing defeat. Tuchel’s 14 games unbeaten start at Chelsea went up in smoke against the relegation threatened Baggies on Saturday. There were major changes in Tuchel’s lineup for the game with Mason Mount dumped on the bench and it seemed all smooth for the Blues when Christian Pulisic put the Blues ahead in the 26th minute. However, Thiago Silva got a second yellow card and was dismissed, triggering an astonishing capitulation which led to Chelsea’s heavy home defeat. Sutton said that the German gaffe...
Hargreaves Names Chelsea player that may not play again following 5-2 defeat
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Hargreaves Names Chelsea player that may not play again following 5-2 defeat

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

The American star has suffered another setback and he will be assessed by the club's medical team ahead of the final weeks of the season Thomas Tuchel has confirmed that Christian Pulisic suffered another hamstring problem in Chelsea's 5-2 home defeat to West Brom on Saturday. The 22-year-old felt pain in his hamstring at half-time but had hoped to continue for the rest of the match. However, Pulisic pulled up after a brief warm-up ahead of the second half, leading to his substitution for Mason Mount at the halfway point after the the U.S. national team star had opened the scoring in the first half. The latest setback represents his fourth muscle injury this season and eighth overall since joining Chelsea in 2019. Tuchel will hope for a short injury lay-off with Porto up ne...
Chelsea vs West Brom: Tuchel Names Those to Blame for 5-2 Defeat
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Chelsea vs West Brom: Tuchel Names Those to Blame for 5-2 Defeat

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has admitted that he and every single player are to blame for their 5-2 defeat to West Brom on Saturday. The result brought to an end Tuchel’s winning start as the Blues boss. Christian Pulisic opened scoring for Chelsea before Thiago Silva picked up two yellow cards within the opening 30 minutes. Matheus Pereira’s brace turned the game on its head before Callum Robinson made it 4-1. Although Mason Mount pulled one back, Robinson added another deep into stoppage time to seal a shock result. “It is two games, 11 v 11 and then 11 v 10. There is no need to concede five goals when you have our quality, that’s for sure but we are all in on that. Myself included. “We could not adapt to the situation which is a surprise as we were leading. We ...
Chelsea vs West Brom: I Feel Very Bad Benching you – Tuchel tells Mount
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Chelsea vs West Brom: I Feel Very Bad Benching you – Tuchel tells Mount

  Chelsea coach, Thomas Tuchel has confessed he felt bad keeping Mason Mount on the bench for his team’s clash against West Brom on Saturday and has told him so. Mount was benched on Saturday as his team welcomed relegation battling West Brom at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. However, the Englishman came in the second half with the Blues already 2-1 down and with the veteran defender, Thiago Silva sent off in the 28th minute. Tuchel told BT Sport that he was left with a “very bad feeling” at having to bench the midfielder. Asked specifically about Mount and how important it is he is fresh to take on Porto, Tuchel said, “It’s very important that he’s with us. “I told him, ‘It’s a very bad feeling for me to leave you out, already I want you always on the pitch.’ “...
Chelsea vs West Brom: Tuchel’s Squad for EPL Clash Confirmed [Full list]
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Chelsea vs West Brom: Tuchel’s Squad for EPL Clash Confirmed [Full list]

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, will be without midfielder, N’Golo Kante, when they host West Brom in the Premier League on Saturday. Kante picked up a hamstring injury while on international break with France. However, Thiago Silva will be available for selection. The Blues occupy fourth spot in the table and are facing pressure from a host of teams, including Everton, West Ham United and Liverpool, to keep hold of that final Champions League place. The kick-off time for the Chelsea vs West Brom match is 12.30 pm. Full Chelsea squad available to face West Brom: Goalkeepers: Edouard Mendy, Kepa Arrizabalaga & Willy Caballero. Defenders: Reece James, Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger, Kurt Zouma, Andreas Christensen, Ben Chilwell, Marcos Alonso & ...
Porto vs Chelsea: Tuchel Names Key Player to Miss Champions League Clash
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Porto vs Chelsea: Tuchel Names Key Player to Miss Champions League Clash

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has confirmed one key player that will miss his side’s Champions League quarter-final first-leg tie against FC Porto on Wednesday night. According to Tuchel, midfielder N’Golo Kante will miss the Porto clash at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium in Spain due to a muscle injury. The former Paris Saint-Germain manager said this during his pre-match press conference on Friday ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with West Brom on Saturday afternoon. Recall that Kante had returned to Chelsea early from international duty after picking up a minor hamstring injury following France’s 1-1 draw with Ukraine last month. “With N’Golo, we will have to be patient. Will he miss the Porto game? Yes, probably. He’s doing individual training and tomorrow’s gam...
Thomas Tuchel Responds to Rumours of Haaland, Aguero Joining Chelsea
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Thomas Tuchel Responds to Rumours of Haaland, Aguero Joining Chelsea

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has reacted to the rumour that the west London side is targeting Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland and departing Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero. Chelsea is in the market in search of a new point man with Haaland top on their list, though they face competition from Barcelona, Manchester United, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Liverpool and other top European clubs. Haaland’s father and agent Mino Raiola were spotted in Barcelona on Thursday to discuss a potential deal for the 20-year-old and later flew to Madrid to meet with Real Madrid. The entourage will fly to England to meet with Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and City. However, Tuchel refused to confirm if the Blues have a date with Raiola already lined up. Speaking to the...
Chelsea vs West Brom: Don’t Force Women to Date you – Tuchel tells Werner
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Chelsea vs West Brom: Don’t Force Women to Date you – Tuchel tells Werner

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel has revealed that he told German striker Timo Werner, that as he cannot force a woman to go out on a dinner with him, so he should not force himself to start scoring goals. He said the goals will come at the right time, urging the player to take things easy with himself. Tuchel spoke to Werner following his shocking miss against North Macedonia in a World Cup qualifier on Wednesday. Werner missed a sitter and was highly criticised by both Chelsea and Germany supporters and even his national team coach Joachim Low. Germany suffered a shocking 2-1 loss in the hands of the lowly rated North Macedonia side But speaking ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash against West Brom on Saturday, Tuchel said he has spoken to the player about ...
Tuchel Blames Man City’s Gundogan for Werner’s miss in Germany’s Loss to North Macedonia
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Tuchel Blames Man City’s Gundogan for Werner’s miss in Germany’s Loss to North Macedonia

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has reacted to Timo Werner’s miss for Germany during the country’s shock 2-1 loss to North Macedonia in the World Cup qualification game on Wednesday. Tuchel blamed Manchester City’s Ilkay Gundogan for giving a bad pass to the Chelsea striker leading to the miss. The manager slammed critics of Chelsea’s Werner who produced a shocking miss during the defeat. Tuchel defended Werner and has hit out at the ‘annoying’ criticism of the goal-shy Germany international. Tuchel, however, is adamant that the versatile forward will soon return to the prolific form which persuaded Chelsea to part with £52 million to sign him last summer. Speaking ahead of this weekend Chelsea Premier League clash against West Brom, Tuchel said, “First of all, it was a bad ...
Chelsea vs West Brom: Tuchel Confirms Player to Miss, start Premier League Clash
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Chelsea vs West Brom: Tuchel Confirms Player to Miss, start Premier League Clash

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has confirmed the player who will miss and start his side’s Premier League tie against West Brom on Saturday afternoon. Tuchel, midfielder, N’Golo Kante, will miss the West Brom clash at Stamford Bridge due to injury, while Timo Werner, who missed an open goal in Germany’s 2-1 World Cup qualifier defeat against North Macedonia earlier this week, will start for the Blues against the visitors. The German said this during his pre-match press conference on Friday. Recall that Kante had returned to Chelsea early from international duty after picking up a minor hamstring injury. “Everyone was training today, and we had a good, high-quality session,” Tuchel said. “Apart from N’Golo Kante, he wasn’t with the squad, and he did some individual work.” ...
Chelsea Gets Triple Injury Boost Ahead of West Brom clash
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Chelsea Gets Triple Injury Boost Ahead of West Brom clash

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

Former Manchester City defender, Micah Richards, has tipped Chelsea to reach the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League final. Richards stated this ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League last-8 clash against FC Porto on April 7. According to him, Chelsea are ‘dark horses’ in the Champions League this season after being proved wrong by their manager, Thomas Tuchel. Recall that Chelsea eliminated Atletico Madrid in the Champions League last-16 in March. “Chelsea are dark horses, you know,” Richards told Super 6 podcast. “I did a piece a couple of months ago saying it is a disgrace that Frank Lampard is out the door. And then Tuchel comes in, and I was like, “how’s that? No!” “But actually, look at them now. They have only conceded like two or three goals. They have got Porto next a...
Jorginho’s Agent, Santos Drops Fresh Comment on Midfielder’s Future at Chelsea
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Jorginho’s Agent, Santos Drops Fresh Comment on Midfielder’s Future at Chelsea

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

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

Former Arsenal star, Ian Wright, has predicted the club that will qualify for the FA Cup final between Chelsea and Manchester City, when both teams clash on April 17 in the semi-final at Wembley. Chelsea defeated Sheffield United 2-0 in the FA Cup quarter-finals last week, while Man City won Everton 2-0. But Wright believes Pep Guardiola’s side will beat Chelsea in the FA Cup last-four and face Leicester City, who take on Southampton in the other semi-final at Wembley, in the final on May 15. Recall that Leicester had defeated Manchester United 3-1 in the quarter-final. Chelsea remains unbeaten under their manager, Thomas Tuchel, since his arrival in January. “You feel under this manager, [Hakim] Ziyech the other day, the way he was. Mason Mount is never going to drop,’ ...
Mason Mount Opens up on his Reaction after Tuchel Dropped him Against Wolves
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Mason Mount Opens up on his Reaction after Tuchel Dropped him Against Wolves

  Chelsea manager, Mason Mount, has credited new manager Thomas Tuchel for lighting a fire inside him. Tuchel put himself in the spotlight after replacing Frank Lampard in January, when he left Mount on the bench for his first match against Wolves. But the 22-year-old feels it has been one of the best things to happen. “I’ve had that experience before. “I was on loan at Vitesse Arnhem when I was 18, 19. That first couple of months I didn’t play hardly at all. “I had that motivation and that fire to want to get into the team. The first game with the manager coming in, he went for a more experienced team. “I understood that and wanted to get back into the team, so that motivation and that fire that I have inside me came out. “I really tried to push to get bac...
Chelsea vs Porto: Vitor Baia predicts club to qualify for Champions League semi-finals
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Chelsea vs Porto: Vitor Baia predicts club to qualify for Champions League semi-finals

  FC Porto Vice President, Vitor Baia, has backed his club as favourites to qualify for the Champions League semi-finals when they tackle Chelsea in the quarter-final first and second legs in April. Baia stressed he is confident Porto can eliminate Thomas Tuchel’s side out of the Champions League. Porto eliminated Juventus from the Champions League last-16, while Chelsea knocked Atletico Madrid out. “When you are in the quarter-finals of a competition of this level, any opponent is of great quality”, Vitor told Porto’s official website. “We’ve to prepare because we still have a lot to give in this Champions League campaign. “There’s confidence, but we know that we’re playing against a great team, who have been on the way back to their best since Thomas Tuchel too...
Arteta Expresses Interest in Managing PSG
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Arteta Expresses Interest in Managing PSG

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has expressed an interest in coaching Paris Saint-Germain in future. Arteta sent one year on loan at PSG between 2001 and 2002. During his spell in France, he won the Intertoto Cup before leaving Barcelona for Rangers. His history with the Ligue 1 club has led to links with a possible return. Arteta was in December mentioned as a potential candidate when Thomas Tuchel was sacked, before Mauricio Pochettino was appointed. “I love Paris, I love Paris,” Arteta told BeIN Sports FR. “I have very good memories from over there. It was my first club as a professional. The club is always in my heart. “You never know, but I have a lot of work to do (at Arsenal).”  

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