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    LIVERPOOL are chasing Colombia’s latest skilful star Jhon Duran as the Kop plan for the future. Speedy attacker Duran, 18, has just made his breakthrough into the national side after impressing in MLS with Chicago Fire. 1Liverpool are keen on Jhon DuranCredit: Getty Duran plays on the right but is tipped to move into the middle later in his career and he has the pace and trickery that fit the Anfield model. Liverpool already have the teenager’s compatriot Luis Diaz on the left side and Duran could be moved for quickly because of growing interest in him. Duran only came into the Chicago side this season and clubs in Spain and Germany are on his trail. His fee would not scare any of his admirers and may be around £10million plus extras. Read More Football NewsTHAT'S JARR-ING Fans left feeling sick as Bowen shows off 'dislocated finger' after scoring Fire recently sold keeper Gabriel Slonina, also 18, to Chelsea for a similar price and would expect the same for their next discovery. Todd Boehly’s Blues spies are among those checking...
    SIX of the most expensive teenage summer transfers have been made by Premier League clubs - with Chelsea leading the pack. The Blues are planning for the future after losing experienced defenders Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen this summer. 1Six of the most expensive teenage signings ended up in the Premier League this summer Veteran Blues Cesar Azplicueta and Marcos Alonso are also on their last legs at the club. Which is why Thomas Tuchel's side splashed £20m bringing 18-year-old Carney Chukwuemeka from Aston Villa. Chukwuemeka's acquisition was followed by the arrival of 19-year-old Cesare Casadei from Inter Milan, who cost them £17m. READ MORE CHELSEA NEWSChelsea news Fofana ANNOUNCED, Neymar 'offered' to Blues, £77m Gvardiol deal But the Blues aren't the only Prem side investing in fresh talent. Southampton also snapped up two budding stars in the form of Romeo Lavia and Sekou Mara. Lavia, 18, moved to St.Mary's from Man City for £14m, and the Saints bagged Mara for £11m from Bordeaux. Lavia showed his promise by scoring the opening goal in Southampton's 2-1 win over Chelsea on...
    KALIDOU KOULIBALY volley a sensational opener on his home Chelsea debut against Tottenham. And the thumping early goal was direct from a corner by another new Blues' defender, Marc Cucurella. UNBELIEVABLE! #CHETOT pic.twitter.com/gaRT01j25O— ⭐️ Chels HQ ⭐️ (@Chels_HQ) August 14, 2022 1LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 14: Kalidou Koulibaly of Chelsea celebrates after scoring their sides first goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on August 14, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)Credit: Getty Central defender Koulibaly wheeled away with his tongue out to celebrate as fans on social media hailed his "thunder" goal. Left-back Cucurella was making his first start since his £62million summer arrival form Brighton And in fact BOTH the Spaniard's Premier League assists have come at Stamford Bridge - following one last December for the Seagulls. MORE TO FOLLOW Most read in Premier LeagueDEADLY RAMPAGE Car plows into crowd killing one before driver 'goes home and kills mom'BABY ON BOARD? Kourtney drops hint she's pregnant after fans spot clue during Travis' tourDAZED &...
    RUBEN LOFTUS-CHEEK is being lined up for a shock move to Inter Milan this summer. The Chelsea man featured 40 times in all competitions under Thomas Tuchel last season, however has struggled to nail down a starting role. 1Loftus-Cheek featured 40 times for Chelsea this season.Credit: Rex And now after two Premier League loan spells, the Nerazzurri are set to offer a similar deal to the 26-year-old, according reports. Although Chelsea's asking price for Loftus-Cheek in the region of £17million seems reasonable, the Italian side would prefer to conjure up a loan move. According to the Daily Mail, this is because it would fit into Inter's budget for the midfielder to earn around £3million a year. The 26-year-old made his Premier League debut in the 2014/15 season under Jose Mourinho, and has featured 122 times for the Blues, scoring 13 and assisting 16 in all competitions. READ MORE IN FOOTBALLFree bets! The best free bets and sign up offers available from our bookmaker partners BLUES NEWS Inter Milan 'CANNOT AFFORD' Lukaku, Dembele transfer 'takes off' Inter meanwhile are looking to...
    THOMAS TUCHEL will be chomping at the bit for Chelsea to spring into life in the transfer market - and he doesn't have long left to wait. Todd Boehly's £4.25bn takeover now has Government and Premier League approval, meaning new signings aren't too far away. 2How Chelsea could look next season after a £200m transfer spree Reports suggest Boehly is eager to back Tuchel in the upcoming window and will give the German around £200m to play with. Chelsea are even said to have drawn up an EIGHT-MAN centre-back shortlist to cope with the departures of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen. It's expected to be a busy summer of incomings and outgoings at Stamford Bridge, and Tuchel's line up could be very different come the start of the new season. Jules Kounde tops the shortlist of defenders, and the Sevilla man would slot straight in on the right hand side of a back-three if he is recruited. Read More On ChelseaBLUES NEWS UK government and Premier League APPROVE Todd Boehly's Chelsea takeover Meanwhile on the other...
    CHELSEA face a free transfer exodus. German international Antonio Rudiger is Real Madrid-bound, after failing to agree a contract with the Blues. 6Antonio Rudiger is heading for the exit door at ChelseaCredit: Getty While fellow defender Andreas Christensen is also set for LaLiga - with Barcelona leading the chasing pack for the Denmark star's signature. But the Premier League giants have done this dance before - losing a host of great players on free transfers in the past. Here's the best who have left for nothing over the years. Frank Lampard Read more in footballCHELSEA NEWS Chelsea takeover to be CONFIRMED this week, Azpilicueta to Barca latest Chelsea's all-time top goalscorer, Lampard signed for MLS side New York City in 2014. However, rather than wait till January for the US season to start - he was controversially loaned out to Manchester City for match fitness. Astonishingly, his first goal for City came against Chelsea, which moved Lampard to tears. Didier Drogba Most read in SportHEIR SHOT Maverick McNealy, heir to £800m fortune, is richest golfer you've never heard ofLAYING IT...
    CHELSEA beat Newcastle 1-0 on Sunday to extend their unbeaten home Premier League run in March to 35 games. The victory means they have now gone 21 years without losing a home Prem match in March. 2Chelsea stretched their unbeaten Prem run at home to 35 games on SundayCredit: Getty 2Gudjohnsen scored the last time Chelsea lost at home in March in the Premier LeagueCredit: Reuters It is a sensational run which stretches back to before the arrival of owner Roman Abramovich. And the Blues have kept that run going this month despite the turmoil surrounding the Russian's attempts to sell the club. Chelsea do not have another home Prem match in March, so the run will be extended until at least 2023. The last side to get the better of the Blues in a league match in March at Stamford Bridge was Sunderland way back in 2001. Read more on sportCHELTENHAM FESTIVAL Runners and jockeys CONFIRMED, latest betting offers - all the build-up And on that occasion it was still Chelsea who struck first when Marcel Desailly put them...
    CHELSEA will become the first Prem side to play with “robo-ref” offside decisions at this month’s Club World Cup. Fifa is pushing ahead with its live trials of the “limb tracking” technology that uses computer programs and algorithms to determine offside calls.
    CHELSEA boss Thomas Tuchel hilariously berated midfielder Mateo Kovacic for being 19 minutes late to training. The Croatian failed to report for the session on time as he was still getting ready more than a quarter of an hour after it began. 3Tuchel brilliantly made fun of Kovacic for being late 3The Croatian took the dressing down in good jest 3Kovacic continued to put on his boots during Tuchel's gentle ribbing And Tuchel took the opportunity to poke fun at the 27-year-old while he sat in the dressing room. As Kovacic slipped into his footwear, Tuchel could be seen telling the camera: "11 o'clock is training. Putting on the boots at 11:19. "It's not acceptable." The European champions have slipped out of contention for the Premier League title over the Christmas period. The Blues suffered draws to Everton, Wolves, Brighton and Liverpool, before losing to champions Manchester City earlier this month. They are now 10 points adrift of Pep Guardiola's side and have also played a game more. Most read in Premier LeagueTRANSFERS LIVE Villa £20m Bentancur bid, Diaz 'chooses...
    NON-LEAGUE sensation Kabongo Tshimanga is attracting interest from the Premier League. The Chesterfield striker, 24, has been on red-hot form in the National League this season with 21 goals in 22 appearances. 2Kabongo Tshimanga, one of non-league football's hottest properties, fends off Chelsea defender Malang Sarr in Chesterfield's 5-1 FA Cup lossCredit: Rex 2MK Dons product Kabongo Tshimanga has rebuilt his career in non-league one step up at a time, with Oxford City, Boreham Wood and now ChesterfieldCredit: Getty And SunSport understands that one Prem side has been scouting him with a view to potentially snapping him up. Tshimanga is also being eyed up by several Championship clubs. The MK Dons youth product made his senior debut aged 18 in 2014 before several loan moves to the likes of Aldershot Town, Chelmsford City and Icelandic side Prottur. It is only in the last few years that he has made headlines, banging in goals at Oxford City and Boreham Wood before his move to Chesterfield in the summer on a three-year deal. He has already shown he can mix it with...
    (CNN)Manchester City stretched its lead at the top of the English Premier League to 13 points after a 1-0 victory against Chelsea on Saturday. It was talisman Kevin De Bruyne who made the difference with a beautifully crafted shot from the outside of the box after 70 minutes. City has now won 12 league games in a row and looks strong to defend its Premier League title.Chelsea remains in second with Liverpool one point behind with two games in hand -- Jurgen Klopp's side now looks like the only side that could challenge Pep Guardiola's title defense. "We will not give up but if Manchester City keeps winning every game, no one can stop them," Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel said after the match.Antonio Ruediger tackles De Bruyne during the English Premier League match.Read More'Momentum can change'City looked impressive throughout with its star players, such as De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling, turning up for the big game against their title rivals. Chelsea may have looked passive for large parts of the match -- it failed to register a shot on target...
    KEVIN DE BRUYNE'S wonderful strike moved Manchester City 13 points clear at the top of the Premier League table as they beat title rivals Chelsea 1-0 at the Etihad. The champions went closest to breaking the deadlock in a highly competitive first half as Kepa Arrizabalaga superbly denied Jack Grealish with an outstretched leg. 5De Bruyne's 70th minute strike proved the difference between the two sidesCredit: Getty 5The Belgian may have sealed the Premier League title with his second half goalCredit: Getty 5Chelsea's title hopes may well be over after defeat to the defending championsCredit: Reuters But the Spanish shot-stopper could do nothing about De Bruyne's sensational effort 20 minutes from time when the Belgian drove at the heart of the Blues' backline before curling a sumptuous shot into the bottom corner. The victory means Pep Guardiola's men have now won 11 Prem games in a row. And with that remarkable run they have also extended their lead over Thomas Tuchel's side to 13 points with 16 games remaining. They also sit 14 points ahead of Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool -...
    CHELSEA will look to assert themselves back into the Premier League title picture when they take on Man City at the Etihad. The Blues have got themselves back into form following their pulsating 2-2 draw with Liverpool two weeks ago at Stamford Bridge. 1Gabriel Jesus' goal was enough to seal a 1-0 win over Chelsea last time outCredit: Getty JOIN SUN VEGAS: GET A FREE £10 BONUS WITH 100s OF GAMES TO PLAY AND NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED (Ts&Cs apply) Thomas Tuchel's side played with the intensity and have since knocked Tottenham out of the Carabao Cup 3-0 on aggregate. City have been in form for months, however, and look set to defend their Premier League crown once again. But Chelsea will have one last crack at trying to drag Pep Guardiola's men into a fight they'd rather not be in. What time does Chelsea vs Man City kick-off? Chelsea's big clash away at Man City will get underway from 12.30pm UK time on Saturday, January 15 - TODAY. The game will take place at the Etihad Stadium...
    CHELSEA will look to assert themselves back into the Premier League title picture when they take on Man City at the Etihad. The Blues have got themselves back into form following their pulsating 2-2 draw with Liverpool two weeks ago at Stamford Bridge. 1Gabriel Jesus' goal was enough to seal a 1-0 win over Chelsea last time outCredit: Getty JOIN SUN VEGAS: GET A FREE £10 BONUS WITH 100s OF GAMES TO PLAY AND NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED (Ts&Cs apply) Thomas Tuchel's side played with the intensity and have since knocked Tottenham out of the Carabao Cup 3-0 on aggregate. City have been in form for months, however, and look set to defend their Premier League crown once again. But Chelsea will have one last crack at trying to drag Pep Guardiola's men into a fight they'd rather not be in. What time does Chelsea vs Man City kick-off? Chelsea's big clash away at Man City will get underway from 12.30pm UK time on Saturday, January 15. The game will take place at the Etihad Stadium in...
    ARSENAL'S Emirates clash with Wolves on Tuesday is reportedly set to be the latest Premier League game called off because of Covid-19. An outbreak of cases combined with several injuries to Wolves' players is likely to see the fixture pushed back to the new year. 2Arsenal's game against Wolves on December 28 is set to be postponed because of Covid cases in the Midlands side's squadCredit: EPA The Premier League have accepted Wolves' request to postpone the game, according to the Athletic. It's the second festive Wolves fixture to be pulled after their Boxing Day game vs Watford was also pulled because of case numbers in the Hornets' squad. Hwang Hee-chan, Rayan Ait-Nouri and Willy Boly are all currently out injured. And they are also without longer-term stricken stars Pedro Neto, Jonny Castro Otto and Yerson Mosquera. The Midlands side haven't played since a 0-0 draw with Chelsea on December 19. Fabio Silve and Mosquera both tested positive before that one. Most read in Premier LeagueGet your goss Newcastle want Ighalo, Phillips loyalty to Leeds, Chelsea eye KimpembeUNITED NEWS...
    MANCHESTER CITY broke old and set new records as they retained their spot at the Premier League summit following a 4-0 win over Newcastle. City cruised to victory against a hapless Toon side with goals from Rúben Dias, Joao Cancelo, Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling. 1City broke and set new Prem records against NewcastleCredit: Getty Dias nodded in City's first after just five minutes before Cancelo doubled their lead just before the half-hour mark with a stunning effort from 22 yards out. Mahrez got in on the action 64 minutes in and added a third, and the Magpies' misery was complete when Sterling struck home minutes before the final whistle. The rousing victory, which was City's 19th of the campaign, and their 34th of 2021 - made it the most wins in a calendar year for any team in England’s top-flight. Pep Guardiola's side started their winning streak this year with a 3-1 thumping of rivals Chelsea. Which was followed up with a 2-0 victory over fierce rivals Manchester United a few days later. Liverpool were also on the receiving...
    FORMER Premier League defender Jamie Carragher has labelled Arsenal as the 'team to watch' this season. The Gunners are unbeaten in four Premier League games under Mikel Arteta, having been bottom of the table in September. 3Jamie Carragher has tipped Arsenal for successCredit: Reuters 3Arteta's side followed up the 3-1 North London Derby win against Tottenham with a goalless draw away at BrightonCredit: Getty 3Gabriel and Ben White are starting to form a partnership at the heart of the Arsenal defenceCredit: AFP And Liverpool legend Carragher thinks Arsenal will provide the biggest challenge to the teams currently in the top four. Four clean sheets in their last five games in all competitions means Arteta's side are starting to find some consistency at the back, having originally conceded nine in their opening three Prem games. But despite the good run of form, Carragher, 43, believes Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United will make up the top four come the end of the season. Writing for the Telegraph, Carragher said: "We can already see which are...
    CHELSEA boss Thomas Tuchel admitted new signing Saul Niguez 'struggled' in his Premier League debut against Aston Villa. The 26-year-old midfielder, who secured a loan move to Stamford Bridge from Atletico Madrid on deadline day, looked off the pace during the Blues' 3-0 win on Saturday evening. 3Saul made his debut in front of the Chelsea fans on SaturdayCredit: EPA 3Tuchel took responsibility for Saul's poor performanceCredit: Getty He was eventually hooked at half-time in what became a nightmare start for the Spaniard. And Chelsea manager Tuchel was honest in his assessment of the Saul's first game at the club. Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: "I had the feeling that he struggled. "There were some big mistakes, passing mistakes, and he struggled with the intensity. You could see he isn’t fully adapted. "It's completely my responsibility. I had the feeling he could jump in for us and play at that level. "I [then] thought it was maybe better to change him, but it doesn’t change anything [about how I see him]." Most read in FootballUNITED NEWS Ronaldo 'not...
    LIVERPOOL are re-considering a move for Borussia Dortmund and England forward Jadon Sancho, according to reports. The 21-year-old has scored 16 goals and provided a further 18 assists in 36 games for the German side this season. 4Sancho has been sensational for Dortmund this seasonCredit: AP And his supreme form has caught the eye of Premier League sides Manchester United and Chelsea. But after passing up any interest in him last season, Bild reporter Christian Faulkner has revealed that Liverpool are now back in the running for the talented youngster. He said: "That is indeed, true, Liverpool are looking at Sancho again. "He is on the list, especially because they don’t know what will happen with[Mohamed] Salah, who is always a bit on the move and thinking about a transfer. "Chelsea are also very interested, as we have reported, and also Spain lures him again and again. "If Salah were to be sold or he says he doesn’t want to be at the club anymore then there would surely be movement on Sancho with Liverpool." Man Utd were heavily linked...
    Why Prince William Is Boycotting Social Media This Weekend The 25 best careers for people who want to be their own boss Chelsea might feel like they have bigger fish to fry with the second leg of the Champions League semifinals looming on Wednesday, but before they get there they have to take care of business against 18th place Fulham. Chelsea only hold a three point lead over West Ham for fourth place, with Liverpool one point further behind. If Chelsea drop points, they risk not qualifying for next year's Champions League. © Provided by CBS Sports BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - MAY 29: The commemorative Chelsea pennant during the UEFA Europa League Final between Chelsea and Arsenal at Baku Olimpiya Stadionu on May 29, 2019 in Baku, Azerbaijan. How To Watch When: Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET Where: Stamford Bridge TV: NBC Online streaming:  fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.) Odds: Chelsea -195, Draw +300, Fulham +600 (all odds via William Hill sportsbook) Featured Game| Chelsea vs. Fulham SpreadMoneylineTotal CHE -1.5+140BET NOW -195 BET NOW o2.5+105BET...
    THOMAS TUCHEL is wasting no time in proving his credentials as he closes in on a Premier League record. Monday night's 2-0 victory over Everton means he has extended his unbeaten record as Chelsea manager to nine games since his appointment at the end of January. 2 The German gaffer has inspired his side to six wins and three draws including victories away at Liverpool and Tottenham. Since his arrival, Chelsea have only conceded two league goals that came in a 1-1 draw with Southampton and a 2-1 win away at Sheffield United. Tuchel's unbeaten run stretches to 11 games in all competitions that also includes an impressive 1-0 victory over Atletico Madrid in the Champions League. But his league run could be unrivalled should his side avoid defeat in their next four matches. Only ex-Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri and former Nottingham Forest gaffer Frank Clark began their Prem managerial careers with longer unbeaten runs. Sarri, who was appointed at Stamford Bridge in 2018, went 12 matches undefeated - one more than Clark in...
    A NUMBER of former Premier League stars could be back plying their trade in England due to the salary cap imposed on Chinese Super League clubs. Under the new rules, teams cannot pay players no more than £52,000-a-week, with clubs facing points deductions should squad members be paid more. 4Brazilian midfielder Oscar could be on his way out of China in the near futureCredit: AFP - Getty Under contract players will still be paid what they are earning currently, but they will have to agree to have their salary cut within the next three seasons. One player who has already decided to depart the Far East in Napoli legend Marek Hamsik, who is close to joining Swedish side IFK Goteborg from Dalian Yifang. Here SunSport looks at seven players that could jump ship from China. OSCAR On around £400,000-a-week at Shanghai Port, the 29-year-old could be tempted to leave instead of having to take an 86 per cent cut. And the ex-Chelsea playmaker recently declared he wishes to return to West London in his dream to retire at Stamford Bridge....
    THOMAS TUCHEL believes his Chelsea side can challenge Manchester City to the title next season. The Blues are a whopping 21 points behind the runaway leaders who have won their last 21 consecutive matches. 2Thomas Tuchel believes his Chelsea side can close the gap on Man CityCredit: Getty Images - Getty Pep Guardiola's side are head and shoulders above the rest of the Premier League with a 14-point gap at the top of the table. But January appointment Tuchel has lofty ambitions when he approaches his first full season in charge at Stamford Bridge. When asked whether Chelsea can close the gap, Tuchel responded: "We should not limit ourselves. We should not prepare for excuses. "It shows how big the gap was — and is. But maybe it is good to look at the reality. "You can only push yourself to the limit if you don't accept the idea of defeat from the beginning. "Will we close the gap to Man City this season? No, we will not. But next season we will start with zero...
    CHELSEA welcome Newcastle to West London for a Monday Night Football showdown. Thomas Tuchel has made a strong start to life at the Bridge and his side are looking up after three-straight Premier League wins. 1Tuchel has made a bright start to life in West LondonCredit: Reuters Toon meanwhile have won two of their last three to ease any fears they may drop into a relegation battle. When is Chelsea vs Newcastle? This Premier League clash will be held on Monday, February 15. Kick-off is at 8pm GMT. When Newcastle last visited this ground, Marcos Alonso scored the only goal of the game in October 2019. Which TV channel and live stream can I watch it on? You can catch this match live on Sky Sports Main Event, Premier League and Ultra HD. Coverage starts at 7pm GMT. The clash between West Ham and Sheffield United is at 6pm and will be shown on BT Sport 1. If you want to stream the action and don't have a Sky subscription, you can get a NOW TV pass...
    FRANK LAMPARD is reportedly to be sacked by Chelsea after players were told not to report to training on Monday, according to sensational reports. The Blues boss has come under increasing pressure after a horror start to the Premier League season. 1Frank Lampard is set to be sacked by Chelsea as early as today, according to incredible reportsCredit: AFP or licensors Chelsea sit way down in ninth place at the midway point in the 2020-21 campaign, despite a £228.7million summer splurge. But now, The Telegraph report Lampard is to be given the boot - possibly even today. It's claimed Blues stars were ordered to NOT report for training on Monday morning. They were instead told to arrive this afternoon, with Lampard and club bosses believed to be locked in talks. ⚽ Read our Chelsea live blog for the very latest news from the Bridge Chelsea most-recently beat Championship side Luton 3-1 in the FA Cup less than 24 hours before the revelation. Tammy Abraham scored a hat-trick to drag his side into the fifth-round of the competition. But the club's...
    LONDON (AP) — Tammy Abraham scored a hattrick as Chelsea beat second-tier side Luton 3-1 to reach the fifth round of the FA Cup on Sunday. The striker took his tally on the season to 11 by netting twice in seven first-half minutes. Jordan Clark profited from the struggling Kepa Arrizabalaga’s latest goalkeeping error to reduce the deficit to 2-1 on the half-hour before Abraham struck again in the 74th minute. Timo Werner missed a late penalty in a frustrating end to his afternoon. Chelsea will play another lower-league club, Barnsley, in the round of 16. This victory was crucial for under-pressure manager Frank Lampard after five losses in eight Premier League games. A week after they drew in the Premier League, Manchester United and Liverpool meet again in the FA Cup with Juergen Klopp’s side struggling in its Premier League title defense. Also on Sunday, Leicester is at Brentford, Everton hosts Sheffield Wednesday and Fulham takes on Burnley. ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published,...
    THE festive fixture list is well underway and we've some late Christmas crackers on the cards after a dramatic Boxing Day weekend. With every Premier League team in action over the coming days, we've got betting tips for you from FOUR top-flight matches - starting at Stamford Bridge... 8Lampard's men are back in action just two days after losing to ArsenalCredit: AFP or licensors Chelsea vs Aston Villa, Monday 5.30pm It's just a two-day turnaround for Frank Lampard after the disappointment against Arsenal. Chelsea were given a huge knock to their title hopes after being out-fought and out-muscled by a young, much-changed Gunners side. It was a sobering night for the Blues boss, who openly admitted his players deserved nothing from the game. Villa meanwhile arrive in terrific festive spirit following a 3-0 demolition job over Crystal Palace - despite only having ten-men for half the contest. Tyrone Mings will be a big miss for Dean Smith's side, but they look fearless this campaign and will rock up to the Bridge believing they can win. Chelsea have lost three of...
    INCREDIBLE stats have revealed exactly where Chelsea are slipping up this season. Frank Lampard's side have failed to beat any team who sit above 12th in the Premier League table. 1Frank Lampard's side return to action against West Ham on MondayCredit: Getty Images - Getty Chelsea are lurking just outside of the top four after picking up 22 points from 13 games. The Blues - who finished fourth last season - have won six matches, drew three and lost three. Stats show Chelsea have not picked up three points against any team that sit higher than 12th. They lost to Liverpool before suffering back-to-back defeats to Everton and Wolves. Pedro Neto scored a last-gasp winner for Wolves on Tuesday to snatch the win. Chelsea have been held to a draw when they faced Southampton, Manchester United and Spurs this season. Their only wins have come against Brighton, Crystal Palace, Burnley, Sheffield United, Newcastle and Leeds - who all sit in the bottom half of the table. The Blues have scored 26 goals, conceded 14...
    GARY NEVILLE says Chelsea are more likely to win the Premier League title this season than their bitter rivals Tottenham. The ex-Manchester United and England star outlined three reasons for backing the Blues, citing their experience, their more impressive history and the side's ability to do the 'ugly' things needed to win the top trophies. 2The experience of players like Thiago Silva is among the reasons Gary Neville fancies Chelsea over TottenhamCredit: EPA Heading into their weekend fixtures, Tottenham top the table but their London rivals - who they drew 0-0 with last month - are just two points behind. But with both in contention, Neville has explained why he favours Frank Lampard's side. He told Sky Sports: "I think Chelsea have got more of a chance to win the league than Spurs because they have got N'Golo Kante, Thiago Silva, and players who could navigate them to it. "The club always wins trophies under Roman Abramovich, there is something there. "They have got good, talented players and they also do the ugly side of the game as well,...
    THE BIG FRENCHMAN can’t stop scoring. Kurt Zouma, that is. 5Kurt Zouma leapt highest to head home Chelsea's secondCredit: Reuters It was Olivier Giroud who cancelled out the opening goal by another striker who found his opportunities at Chelsea limited, Patrick Bamford. Giroud’s fifth strike in four days justified his selection but the game was turned in Chelsea’s favour by Zouma’s fourth goal from centre back in his impressive start to the season. Christian Pulisic’s late third sealed a win that sent the Blues top of the Premier League and this was a performance that suggested Frank Lampard’s team have what it takes to remain there or thereabouts. Leeds played their part in an entertaining game but the Blues dominated the second half and turned that domination into three points in impressive style. Lampard didn’t need his own spy to know what to expect from Marcelo Bielsa’s side. But the way Chelsea restricted Leeds’ chances while creating plenty of their own was a tactical triumph. The 2,000 home fans indulged in high-pitched, mocking cheers as the visitors passed it around...
    CHELSEA star Thiago Silva revealed he is suffering from a 'terrible headache' thanks to the Premier League's 'non-stop aerial duels and very high pace'. The veteran Brazilian defender, 36, arrived at Stamford Bridge for free from Paris Saint-Germain over the summer and signed a one-year deal. ⚠️ Read our Chelsea live blog for the very latest news from the Bridge 2Chelsea's Thiago Silva has a 'terrible headache' from constant duels in the fast-paced Premier LeagueCredit: AFP or llicensors AFP or Licensors As reported by The Athletic, Silva said: "After my last two games, I’ve had a terrible headache because there are non-stop aerial duels and a very high pace of play." Chelsea's last two Premier League matches have seen Frank Lampard's side beat Sheffield United 4-1 and Burnley 3-0. Silva headed home Chelsea's third goal in a convincing rout of the Blades at home on Saturday that Lampard labelled his side's best performance of the season so far. It was his first goal for the Blues and marked a solid start to his first few months in West London....
    HAKIM ZIYECH enjoyed a dream full Premier League debut as he scored the opening goal in an easy 3-0 win against desperate Burnley. Frank Lampard's side went in 1-0 up at the break thanks to Ziyech, who followed up his first goal for the club against Krasnodar in the Champions League with a fine finish past Nick Pope. 3Chelsea midfielder Hakim Ziyech hails his 26th minute opener at Turf MoorCredit: Reuters 3The £33million signing for Ajax has now scored in his last two gamesCredit: Getty Images - Getty 3Hakim Ziyech strokes Chelsea in front with his first Premier League goalCredit: AP:Associated Press Further strikes from Kurt Zouma and Timo Werner in the second half ensured the Londoners bagged an easy three points. The home side look bang in trouble this season even though it is early days, and failed to have a shot on target. More to follow...   Most read in FootballPANIC STATIONSBarcelona face BANKRUPTCY and must save £171m as they beg stars for pay cutLive BlogBURNLEY 0 CHELSEA 3Lampard's side cruise after goals from Ziyech, Zouma & WernerSTIL...
    LIVERPOOL have emerged as the heavy-favourites to retain their Premier League crown this season. The bookies have slashed the odds on the Reds winning the title for a second successive season following Manchester City's 5-2 defeat to Leicester. 1Liverpool are favourites to win the Premier League again this season Jurgen Klopp's side are now even-money to stay on their perch, while Pep Guardiola's men have drifted to 6/4. Liverpool have the chance to already open up a six-point gap over rivals City - albeit with a game in hand - when they face Arsenal tonight. Chelsea meanwhile, who have won just one of their opening three games, have drifted to 25/1 odds following their 3-3 draw with West Brom. TRANSFER NEWS LIVE: Breaking news, juicy gossip and the biggest deals   Frank Lampard's side were expected to challenge the Reds for domestic glory this term after spending over £200million this summer on SEVEN new signings. But a costly loss to Liverpool followed by a disappointing draw at the Hawthorns has left Chelsea in eighth, already five points adrift. And Ladbrokes'...
    WE'RE all set for another football extravaganza as the Premier League returns this weekend. Every top-flight game in September is being broadcast live on TV here in the UK and if you're tempted to put on a new season acca, we've got selections for you from three opening weekend matches. 7 The Premier League returns this weekend with Liverpool hosting LeedsCredit: Reuters Fulham vs Arsenal - Saturday, 12.30pm (BT Sport) Another season, another new dawn for Arsenal supporters. Mikel Arteta's side have given the fanbase something to smile about with the FA Cup and Community Shield triumphs, but can they turn on the style consistently when it really matters? We have doubts. The Gunners big failure in the Premier league last season was failing to fire on the road, winning just FOUR of 19 away games. Of the seven matches they played away from the Emirates after the lockdown, they lost at Brighton, Aston Villa, Man City and Spurs - and none of them were pretty. Craven Cottage is a happy hunting ground for the North Londoners though and they've...
    Getty USA coach Greg Berhalter says Chelsea star Christian Pulisic is good enough to play for a host of Europe’s top clubs including Barcelona. Berhalter told Aline Häger at Sport Bild that the 21-year-old has proved his quality during his time at the Premier League and believes that if he maintains that level he can go on to bigger things. “Pulisic is a leader at Chelsea at 21. It doesn’t happen that often that a player from the Bundesliga goes to a top club in England and immediately convinces there. Christian quickly got used to the speed and the more physical style of playing in England. He is a role model for all other US players in the Bundesliga whose goal is the Premier League. “Christian is perfect for Chelsea. All dangerous offensive actions run through him, he shines as a goalscorer and as a preparer. If Christian maintains this level, he can also play for the biggest clubs in the world like Bayern, Barcelona or Real Madrid without any problems.” Pulisic joined Chelsea from Bundesliga side Borussia...
    MYSTERY surrounds the absence of Liverpool's name on the official release announcing the Community Shield will be played on August 29. The FA confirmed SunSport's story from Tuesday that the 2020-21 curtain-raiser will be staged at Wembley. 1Liverpool were left off the FA's official Community Shield announcement, while Arsenal and Chelsea were namedCredit: AP:Associated Press The intention is to use the game as a test event to allow fans back into stadiums. The statement only made reference to "the winners of the Premier League" - omitting the name of Jurgen Klopp's side - but naming both FA Cup finalists Chelsea and Arsenal. The release read: "We can now confirm that either Arsenal or Chelsea will return to Wembley for the FA Community Shield supported by McDonald’s next month. "The traditional curtain-raiser of the new season will take place at Wembley Stadium connected by EE on Saturday 29 August, with the Premier League champions taking on one of the two London clubs who are competing in the Heads Up FA Cup Final this weekend. "Kick-off time, broadcast details and more details...
    GORDON STRACHAN has backed his former side Leeds to soar back to the top of English football, amid mouth-watering transfer rumours. Marcelo Bielsa finally ended 16 years of hurt by leading Leeds back to the Premier League. 1Gordon Strachan won the old first division during his time with Leeds Credit: Getty - Contributor And Strachan, who played for the Yorkshire side from 1989 to 1995, feels the top-flight will benefit from having one of the "big clubs" back in the league. LADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict Man Utd, Chelsea and Liverpool scores on final day and win £100   Speaking on the Gary Newbon Sports Show with Jewson, He said: "When Leeds come into this Premier League I think football fans around the world will go, 'Leeds are back'.  "Leeds Chelsea, Leeds Manchester United, Leeds Liverpool, these are going to be games that will get watched around the world. When Leeds come up there's a ring to it." Strachan believes his former side can stake their claim as a superior Prem club due to their rabid fan base and history. He continued:...
    Daycares open as parents grapple with decision 5 Beloved Restaurants Debuting New Menu Items While Cutting Others The others wont sleep: Klopp wants even more from Liverpool Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes his side will need to keep improving to hold off the chasing pack next season after lifting the Premier League trophy. © Laurence Griffiths Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes his side need to improve again next season to stay ahead of the Premier League competition The Reds clinched the title last month, but finally got their hands on the silverware after a 5-3 win over Chelsea on Wednesday. Chelsea have already strengthened ahead of next season with the signings of a long-term Liverpool target Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech. Klopp also expects Manchester City and Manchester United to bolster their squads. But the German believes there is still improvement for his players to make despite becoming English, European and world champions over the past 14 months. "We should not stop, we have internal challenges to improve," said Klopp. "We have the chance to make another step, but...
    THE race for Europe is well and truly on after a dramatic weekend on and off the pitch. Defeats for Leicester and Chelsea left the door wide open for Man Utd to take control of their own destiny - which they failed to do - while over the other side of Manchester, City saw their Champions League ban overturned. 5 It was a tough day up north for Frank Lampard as Chelsea went down 3-0Credit: Reuters Midweek football is the norm now so we'll get straight to it, with tips from the Canaries trip to Stamford Bridge... Chelsea vs Norwich (Tuesday, 8.15pm) It wasn't exactly the best three days of Chelsea's season, that's for sure. First the Blues were smashed at Sheffield United in a dreadful performance, before the sucker-punch of Man City's European ban lifted on Monday morning. Luckily for them, Fergie-time happened in reverse as Southampton snatched a late point at Man Utd and denied the Red Devils all three points. All that still leaves Frank Lampard's side - who for much of the season have been cruising...
    CHELSEA welcome Norwich to Stamford Bridge in desperate need of three points in their Champions League push. After a poor showing in the 3-0 defeat to Sheffield United, Frank Lampard's men are now embroiled in a scrap with Man Utd and Leicester for the two remaining Champions League spots. 3It was a tough day up north for Frank Lampard as Chelsea went down 3-0Credit: Reuters Norwich meanwhile will be playing Championship football next season after their relegation was confirmed, with Daniel Farke's side without a point since football resumed. When is Chelsea vs Norwich? This Premier League clash is set for Tuesday, July 14. Kick-off at Stamford Bridge is at 8.15pm BST. It's five years since Norwich last came here for a league game, going down 1-0 thanks to a second-half strike from Diego Costa. Which TV channel and live stream can I watch it on? You can catch this game FREE on Sky Pick (Freeview 11) or on Sky One. It will also be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event, Premier League and Ultra...
    A LOOK of disgust spread across West Ham manager David Moyes' features on Sunday afternoon, as he watched his side's 2-1 lead at Newcastle evaporate after just two minutes when Jonjo Shelvey found the net. But this sinking feeling, while immensely frustrating, hasn't exactly been a rarity for the East Londoners this season. 4 4Moyes was left to watch on in frustration after Steve Bruce's side nabbed a point in the North EastCredit: AP:Associated Press In fact, yesterday's missed opportunity took their tally of points squandered from winning positions this term to a staggering 24 - more than any other Premier League side. So high is this tally that if they, as Liverpool have managed, held on to all of their leads this season - they would be level with Manchester United on 55 points and well in the top-four discussion. Instead, however, they find themselves languishing in 16th position - four points above the dreaded drop zone with five games left to play. Unsurprisingly, Moyes' side aren't the only strugglers to have thrown numerous winning positions away this season,...
    WEST HAM host Chelsea in a crucial London derby at both ends of the Premier League table. Frank Lampard - who spent seven years with the hosts - takes on his former side at the London Stadium, with the Hammers perilously close to the drop zone. 2 Frank Lampard brings his Chelsea side to West Ham When is West Ham vs Chelsea? West Ham vs Chelsea kicks off at 8.15pm. The London Stadium plays host. What TV channel is West Ham vs Chelsea on? The match will be broadcast on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event. You can live stream it on Sky's website or Sky Go. Coverage starts at 8pm. What is the team news? LAMPARD will look to reshuffle the pack when his side face West Ham in a crucial London derby on Wednesday. The Chelsea manager scrapped his experiment at half-time against FA Cup opponents Leicester on Sunday with his side eventually running out narrow 1-0 winners. He had initially started with talented youngster Billy Gilmour in a midfield three with N'Golo Kante and...
    CHELSEA make the short trip West Ham in a huge London derby on Wednesday night. The match sees Frank Lampard - who spent seven years with the Hammers - take on his former side at the London Stadium. CHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest Blues news 2 Frank Lampard brings his Chelsea side to West Ham When is West Ham vs Chelsea? West Ham vs Chelsea kicks off at 8.15pm on Wednesday, July 1. The London Stadium plays host. There will be fans in attendance, and strict protocols adhered to. What TV channel is West Ham vs Chelsea on? The match will be broadcast on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event. You can live stream it on Sky's website or Sky Go. Coverage starts at 8pm. What is the team news? LAMPARD will look to reshuffle the pack when his side face West Ham in a crucial London derby on Wednesday. The Chelsea manager scrapped his experiment at half-time against FA Cup opponents Leicester on Sunday with his side eventually running out narrow 1-0 winners....
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