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Azpilicueta: Chelsea must improve in certain areas

Azpilicueta: Chelsea must improve in certain areas

Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta believes that they must improve in the finishing part of their game. New head coach Maurizio Sarri has begun his reign with three successive victories in the Premier League. The Blues have also netted eight goals so far, but Azpilicueta feels that the team can still improve in the attack. “Creating more chances from open play is something we will work on, I’m sure,” said the Spaniard, according to the Express. “We want to control the game and have the ball, and we want to be dangerous in front of the goal. As a team we know we can improve …

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Willian delighted with new Chelsea midfield recruits

Willian delighted with new Chelsea midfield recruits

Willian has revealed his admiration for new midfield duo Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic and how they have adapted to life at Chelsea. Italian midfielder Jorginho who worked under new boss Sarri in Napoli became the manager’s first recruit after his appointment was finally confirmed last month. On the other hand, Kovacic arrived at Stamford Bridge earlier this month as on a season-long loan deal with Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois going the opposite way on a permanent transfer. Both Jorginho and Kovacic have since made their debuts for Chelsea in the Premier League and have played a key role in their winning start to the new season. And Willian …

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Alvaro Morata set personal goal target

Alvaro Morata set personal goal target

Alvaro Morata has set a target of 30 goals for Chelsea this season as he hopes to contribute to the team success on all fronts. Morata had a turbulent debut season after making the switch from Real Madrid in what most Chelsea fans thought was a shrewd acquisition in the transfer market. The former Juve man experienced a season of mixed fortunes in his first spell at the club as he went on both a good and barren spell for the Londoners. Morata was a subject of transfer speculation when the Blues were linked with Higuain, while he was linked to a …

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Carra and Neville’s Premier League predictions

Carra and Neville’s Premier League predictions

Sky Sports pundits Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher have given their predictions for the Premier League season. After two matches played in the 2018/19 Premier League season, Both pundits have shared their thoughts on how the season will pan out. Champions – Man City ‘Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham are chasing City, and they have to gain encouragement from somewhere in the first part of the season. In the first two games, there’s been no encouragement against Arsenal and Huddersfield. Someone has to leave one on City and leave a seed of doubt that they can be caught.’ Top …

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Hazard keen on Chelsea stay despite Madrid link

Hazard keen on Chelsea stay despite Madrid link

Chelsea star man Eden Hazard has played down rumours linking him to Real Madrid amidst claims the European Champions could still launch a bid. The Belgian midfielder has been strongly linked with a move to the Bernabeu this summer, ever since the exit of Cristiano Ronaldo. Los Blancos have been attempting to fill the void, but it’s proven difficult to find a suitable replacement for some reason or another. Real Madrid were not entirely discouraged by Chelsea’s €200 million plus price-tag of Eden Hazard, yet the winger has himself confirmed that he will not be leaving Stamford Bridge. Speaking to RMC Sport after …

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Unai Emery urges Ozil to embrace defensive duties

Unai Emery urges Ozil to embrace defensive duties

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has called on German midfielder Mesut Ozil to embrace defensive duties in the team this season. The Gunners lost the first game of the season at the Emirates to defending Champions City who ran away 2-0 winners in what was equally Emery’s first game in charge. The former PSG manager has rallied his squad to show full commitment ahead of Saturday’s London derby against Chelsea. Ozil has been heavily criticised in recent years for a perceived lack of effort in most games and will be expected show more desire when defending for the team at the Bridge. When asked about the …

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Cesc Fabregas is a major doubt for Arsenal game

Cesc Fabregas is a major doubt for Arsenal game

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas is a major doubt for Saturday’s London derby clash against his former club Arsenal Fabregas 31, is currently nursing a knee injury and was absent Chelsea’s 3-0 victory over Huddersfield Town on Saturday. The Blues had a light training session on Monday, but the Spaniard was not part of the team. View this post on Instagram Cesc Fabregas is a major doubt for Arsenal game A post shared by Footballwood (@football.wood) on Aug 15, 2018 at 3:15am PDT And the former Arsenal captain is not expected to recover in time to play a role in Chelsea’s …

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Courtois keen on Hazard to join Madrid

Courtois keen on Hazard to join Madrid

Thibaut Courtois may incur the wrath of Chelsea fans with his latest outburst. The Belgian goalkeeper admitted he would like to see Eden Hazard in a Real Madrid jersey Courtois had made no secret of his desire to join Los Blancos because he wanted to be closer to his two children who both live in Spain. However, yesterday, as Courtois, who won two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the League Cup in his three-year spell at Stamford Bridge, posed for pictures at the Bernabeu, he said: View this post on Instagram Courtois keen on Hazard to join Madrid A …

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Video highlights: Chelsea vs Roma, Real Madrid vs Roma

Video highlights: Chelsea vs Roma, Real Madrid vs Roma

Chelsea rounded up their pre-season campaign with a barren draw against Lyon but managed to win via spot kicks. The Blues couldn’t breakdown Lyon’s rearguard in 90 minutes despite mustering few chances that would have won the tie. However, both sides had to settle for penalties to decide the tie. Returning Belgian skipper was on hand to dispatch the winning goal from the spot. In the other fixture, Gareth Bale gave new manager Lopetuigi something to think about with his brilliant performance during the 2-1 triumph over Roma.

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Chelsea closing in on Athletico Bilbao’s Kaspa

Chelsea closing in on Athletico Bilbao’s Kaspa

Chelsea are in advanced talks to wrap up a deal for Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, according to Sky sources. The Blues might break the world-record fee for a ‘keeper if they seal the deal for the 23-year-old Spanish international valued at £71.6m. Chelsea wants to conclude the signing before their season-opener against Huddersfield on Saturday. The plan is to include the shot-stopper in the matchday squad. Kepa emerged as a new target for the Londoners as they look to find a replacement for Thibaut Courtois, who is set to join Real Madrid. Other options for Chelsea are Diego Rico and Stoke’s Jack Butland, but it seems they …

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Courtois on the verge of joining Madrid

Courtois on the verge of joining Madrid

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is on the verge of wrapping up a move to Real Madrid in a deal worth around 35 million euros ($41 million), according to the Spanish media  “Courtois, decision imminent,” Madrid sports daily Marca ran as its headline, claiming that the record 13-time European champions are “confident of his signing.” “The Courtois soap opera is coming to its end. The target, who yesterday did not attend Chelsea training despite being at the end of his holidays, speeds up the process to sign for Real Madrid, an announcement that could become official in the coming hours,” Marca …

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Hazard to return to Chelsea this week

Hazard to return to Chelsea this week

Eden Hazard is set to join the Chelsea squad later this week after seeking permission from new boss Maurizio Sarri to report late for duty. Hazard who helped his national team to a third-place finish at the World Cup has had an extended period away He will miss out from the Chelsea squad that will face Man City today in the Community Shield showdown, and may equally miss out in the last pre-season game against Lyon. The Chelsea head coach has admitted the pair did not speak about Hazard’s future, despite ongoing links with Real Madrid. Hazard’s current deal at the club is …

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Chelsea may sign one more player- Sarri

Chelsea may sign one more player- Sarri

Chelsea’s manager Maurizio Sarri has revealed the club could sign one more player before the transfer window officially closes. The Blues have so far brought in big-money midfielder Jorginho and former Hammers goalkeeper Rob Green as their only additions. But, as Sarri prepares for the Community Shield against Manchester City at Wembley on Sunday, Sarri made it clear he does not feel his new club are short-handed. “I think we need something,” he said. “But only maybe one player. “I spoke with the club about the market but only one time, no more. I spoke about positions but no specifics – no names – …

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Chelsea lead the chase for Zaha

Chelsea lead the chase for Zaha

Chelsea FC are leading the race to sign Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha. According to reports from Daily Mail. The former United player has turned down an improved offer of £125,000 a week deal in a bid to keep him at Selhurst Park. However, the Eagles are not ready to part ways with their talisman. And now Premier League rivals Chelsea are willing to pay him considerably more to lure him to Stamford Bridge. View this post on Instagram Chelsea lead the chase for Zaha A post shared by Footballwood (@football.wood) on Aug 3, 2018 at 12:31am PDT With the future of Eden …

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Willian takes legal action

Willian takes legal action

Brazilian winger Willian Borges has revealed he will be taking legal action over “forged” letter which had circulated in the “football market”, claiming to have granted him permission to seek a move away from Chelsea. The Chelsea winger has taken to social media to reveal the story and confirmed he has instructed his lawyers to act over the false use of his signature. Willian uploaded an image of the letter in question to his personal Instagram account, before explaining its apparent nature and offering a complete rebuttal. View this post on Instagram Willian takes legal action A post shared by …

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Unai Emery happy with Arsenal’s win over Chelsea

Unai Emery happy with Arsenal’s win over Chelsea

Arsenal boss Unai Emery was excited with his team’s display after they came from behind to defeat Premier League rivals Chelsea on penalties. The Gunners got off to a slow start in the game against Chelsea with teenage sensation Callum Hudson-Odoi providing all sorts of problems for full-back Hector Bellerin in the early stages of the tie. After Antonio Rudiger six-minute header had put Chelsea in the lead, fortune smiled down on Arsenal when Alvaro Morata missed a penalty just six minutes later. View this post on Instagram Unai Emery happy with Arsenal's win over Chelsea A post shared by Footballwood (@football.wood) on Aug 2, …

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