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‘I Can’t Understand What Happens’ – Fans On Twitter React As Sarri Identifies Worrying Trend After Chelsea Win

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri says he can’t explain why his team has started second halves so poorly in recent games. The Blues conceded two goals after halftime in the 4-3 win over Slavia Prague in the Europa League last night, and the Blues boss says he has noticed the worrying trend over the past ten …

Chelsea Eye Summer Deal For Ajax’s Champions League Hero As Potential Hazard Replacement

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Chelsea are one of four Premier League teams scouting Ajax playmaker Hakim Ziyech, according to reports in Germany. Arsenal, Everton and Leicester City are keeping tabs on the 26-year-old, while Bayern Munich are also very keen to snap up the winger. Ziyech has been instrumental to Ajax’s run to the Champions League semi-final. The Moroccan …

Hasselbaink Believes Chelsea Should Opt Against Signing Croatian Star This Summer

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Former Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink believes that the club should not sign loanee Mateo Kovacic on a permanent deal in the summer. The Blues are currently under a transfer embargo but even if the sanctions are lifted, Hasselbaink believes the Croatian should be sent back to Real Madrid as he isn’t the right fit …

‘Another Wizard’ Couldn’t Be More Fitting For Us’ – Fans Hoping Chelsea Raid Hazard’s Former Club For New Signing

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Chelsea could make a move for Lille winger Nicolas Pepe if their transfer ban is lifted, according to reports in France. It is believed that the Blues, along with Arsenal, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Barcelona are all tracking the 23-year-old. Supporters think that returning to Eden Hazard‘s former club to sign the …

REPORT: Chelsea Add Two Premier League Managers To Shortlist Of Potential Sarri Replacements

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Chelsea have drawn up a three-man shortlist of potential replacements if they decide to part ways with Maurizio Sarri, according to the Daily Record. The Italian manager’s future likely depends on the club finishing in the top four or winning the Europa League in order to qualify for the Champions League next season. If Sarri …

Have Chelsea Lost Their Ability To Rise To The Big Occasion?

Former Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole thinks that Maurizio Sarri’s side lacked a big game mentality in the 2-0 defeat to Liverpool yesterday. Speaking after the game, the former England international feels they don’t have an edge which previous Chelsea squad’s had: “Chelsea have missed that bit of bite this season and I don’t think they …

Giroud Explains Why He’d Back Himself In Battle With Virgil Van Dijk

Chelsea play Liverpool this afternoon and one of the major battles on the pitch that the Blues will have to win will be getting the better of Virgil van Dijk. Although most Chelsea supporters would back Eden Hazard to be the PFA Player of the Year, the majority of bookies have the Dutchman as the …

Klopp Outlines His Plan To Stop Chelsea And Eden Hazard

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says the Reds will try and prevent Eden Hazard from getting the ball when Chelsea travel to Anfield tomorrow. Speaking at his pre-match press conference yesterday, the German quipped that he needs 13 players on the pitch and two just to mark Hazard in order to win the game. However, he …

‘Talk About A Bargain’ ‘Would Be Great Deal’ – Chelsea Fans Back £34.5m Swoop For Brazilian Flyer If Ban Is Lifted

Chelsea are among four Premier League teams interested in Ajax winger David Neres, according to reports in the UK. Arsenal, Everton and Manchester United are all said to be keeping tabs on the Brazilian international, who has impressed playing in the Champions League this season. Ajax are believed to be holding out for €40m (£34.5m); …

Mount Speaks Out On Where He’ll Be Playing His Football Next Season

Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount says he isn’t thinking about where he will be playing his football next season. The 20-year-old is currently on loan at Derby County until the end of the campaign and wants to focus on the Rams’ push for a playoff place: “It’s not on my mind at the moment, my focus …

A Verdict On Chelsea’s Transfer Ban Appeal Could Come Sooner Than Expected

A verdict from FIFA on Chelsea’s appeal against a transfer ban is likely to be handed out next week, according to the Associated Press. The Blues have been banned from signing players for two transfer windows following breaches in 29 separate transfers relating to players under the age of 18. At the time, Chelsea said …

Playmaker FC Pundits Debate Which Player They Fear Will Be Sold By Their Club This Summer

After Eden Hazard’s outstanding performance against West Ham on Monday, Chelsea fans are certainly keeping their fingers crossed that the Belgian will stay at Stamford Bridge this summer. His much talked about move to Real Madrid does, however, look to be more inevitable by the day with the likes manager Maurizio Sarri and teammate Gonzalo …

Higuain Reveals What He Knows About Hazard’s Madrid Move

Chelsea striker Gonzalo Higuain has said Eden Hazard has not asked him about life in Madrid despite the midfielder being heavily linked with a move to the Bernabeu. The Argentine played for Real between 2007 and 2013, and although he says his teammate hasn’t explicitly stated he wants to leave, he doesn’t believe much can …

Liverpool V Chelsea – Team News, Predicted XI And Betting Odds

With Chelsea keen to stay in the race for a top-four place, next Sunday’s game against Liverpool looks set to be a crucial fixture in both team’s seasons. The Reds will go into the match with title rivals Manchester City having played earlier in the afternoon so they may find themselves in second place at …

‘No-Brainer’ ‘Good News’ ‘Right Decision’ – Chelsea Fans On Social Media Back Plans To Give 32 Year Old Contract Extension

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri believes the club will offer striker Oliver Giroud a contract extension. The Frenchman is out of contract at the end of the season but the Blues do have the option of extending his stay for a further year. When asked about Giroud’s situation, Sarri said: “I know the club have an …

Sarri Reveals He Has Made His Decision Over Mateo Kovacic’s Future At Chelsea

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has confirmed that he would like Mateo Kovacic to stay on a permanent basis. The Croatian is currently on a season-long loan from Real Madrid, but the Blues have no option to buy the player. Things are further complicated by the club’s transfer ban. However, Sarri thinks Kovacic’s technical ability makes …

Michael Owen Gives His Verdict On Whether Chelsea Will Triumph Against West Ham

TV pundit Michael Owen believes Chelsea will come out with a comfortable home win against West Ham tomorrow evening. With the Blues heading into the game off the back of a convincing 3-0 home win versus Brighton, he doesn’t believe the Hammers will find much joy against Maurizio Sarri’s side: “Victory is looking essential [for …

Sarri Raises Doubts Over Loftus-Cheek’s Selection Chances For Chelsea’s Game Against West Ham

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri says that Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s persistent back problems are making it hard for him to be selected for the first team on a consistent basis. The 23-year-old has missed a number of matches this season with the issue, and Sarri doesn’t believe the England international is capable of playing a full game …