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Chelsea’s Europa League Odds Look Way Too Short

Most Chelsea fans need no explanation as to the pitfalls of taking the Europa League too seriously or not seriously enough at this stage of the season. Everyone expects there to be a dash of experimentation, a chance to both give youth a chance and players a rest when drawn against sides like Malmo. Sure, …

What Did We Learn From Chelsea’s Reaction To The Bournemouth Loss By Hammering Huddersfield 5-0

In the mid-week fixtures last week Chelsea suffered a humiliating 4-0 loss to Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth side away at the Vitality Stadium on the South coast. While the result was pretty damning Chelsea actually played well in the first half and were only held off the scoresheet by Artur Boruc who played out of his …

European Giants On Alert With Chelsea Star At Loggerheads With Club Over New Deal

Willian and Giroud

Negotiations between Chelsea and Willian over a new contract have stalled, according to Brazilian news outlet UOL. The 31-year-old’s current deal expires in 2020 and the Blues will only offer the winger a one-year extension. Willian is looking for three more years but the London club have a strict policy of only offering yearly renewals to …

Carragher On Why Sarri Must Make Key Tactical Change To Help Struggling Chelsea Star

Jamie Carragher

Tv pundit Jamie Carragher believes Maurizio Sarri must adapt his tactics in order to help out Jorginho. The Italian holding midfielder has struggled to adapt when opponents have man marked him, and Carragher feels Sarri must make a tactical change to ensure he isn’t swamped in the middle of the park: “Faced with the challenge …

Chelsea V Huddersfield Team News and Predicted XI Plus Betting Odds

Mauricio Sarri on the sideline

Manager Maurizio Sarri will want to rectify things as soon as possible after an atrocious second-half display in the 4-0 defeat to Bournemouth on Wednesday. The Chelsea boss should have a perfect game to get back on track with a home match against bottom of the table Huddersfield Town. New Terriers head coach Jan Siewert …

PlayMaker FC Premier League Pundits Discuss Which Top 6 Boss Could Lose His Job Next

Well few fans would have predicted any of the top 6 Premier League clubs making a managerial change this season. Similarly most football pundits would not have been expecting changes in the gaffer at any top 6 clubs. This was especially the case after Chelsea had only appointed a new boss in former Napoli manager …

90% Of Chelsea Fans Polled Are Against The Club Cashing In On Wantaway Wonderkid

There has been a lot of speculation over Callum Hudson-Odoi’s future at Chelsea. The 18-year-old has reportedly handed in a transfer request which has been rejected by the club. A £35m offer from Bayern Munich is believed to have already been turned down for the teenager, despite the fact that the winger only has 18 …

Chelsea Eye Surprise Deadline Day Move For French Midfield General As Fabregas Replacement

Abdoulaye Doucoure

Chelsea are interested in signing Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure on deadline day, according to the Mirror. The Hornets star has been heavily linked with Arsenal and Tottenham in the past but it appears that the Blues are the team who have stepped up their interest in the Frenchman. Doucoure has expressed his desire to leave …

‘He Needs To Play’ ‘Get Him Straight Into The Starting XI’ – Fans On Twitter Call On Sarri To Start Chelsea Midfield Dynamo

Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek returned from injury to play 25 minutes against Sheffield Wednesday at the weekend. The 23-year-old had been sidelined with a back problem since the beginning of January but is now fit to start games. Fans on Twitter want manager Maurizio Sarri to start Loftus-Cheek when the Blues face Bournemouth at the …

Two Clubs Circle As Chelsea Opt To Sanction £6m Loan Exit For Defender

Andreas Christensen

Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen is attracting interest from both Borussia Dortmund and Juventus, according to reports in the UK. The Danish international would be allowed to leave on loan this month with the Blues believed to be demanding a fee of £6m. Christensen does remain in manager Maurizio Sarri’s plans after being picked to face …

Manager Refutes Claims That Chelsea Have Made Approach For £40m Rated Defender

Stamford Bridge Stadium

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has denied that clubs have made contact about signing defender Nathan Ake. The Dutch international has been interesting Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham, among other teams. Asked about Ake ahead of hosting the Blues at home tomorrow evening, Howe was adamant that they had not been approached about the player: “We love …

Chelsea Among Trio Of Premier League Sides Lining Up Surprise Swoop For Barcelona Playmaker

Chelsea are weighing up a move for Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic next summer, according to Catalan publication Sport. The newspaper reports that Arsenal and Manchester United are also monitoring the Croatian international’s situation at the Camp Nou. Rakitic remains a key first-team player at Barca but things could change significantly at the end of the …

‘That’s Class’ ‘What A Guy’ – Chelsea Fans On Social Media Praise Willian For Great Gesture Towards Teammate

Chelsea winger Willian has revealed he did offer Gonzalo Higuain the ball for the penalty against Sheffield Wednesday yesterday. The new signing turned down the offer and insisted his teammate took it. Willian stuck the ball away instead to open the scoring on 26 minutes in the FA Cup tie. Fans on Twitter were praising …

Giroud Hints At Exit From Chelsea And Reveals Two Clubs He’d Consider Moving To

Olivier Giroud Delighted

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has said the arrival of Gonzalo Higuain at the Blues puts a question mark over his own future at the club. Speaking before the Argentine’s move to Stamford Bridge was finalised, the Frenchman said he has not closed the door on moving back to France. He, also, would not rule out …

Merson Feels Sarri Is “Getting It Badly Wrong” In His Treatment Of Hazard

TV pundit Paul Merson doesn’t believe Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri should be criticising Eden Hazard. The Blues boss has spoken about the Belgian’s lack of leadership qualities, although he was very keen to add that it wasn’t an important attribute for the playmaker to have. Merson, however, feels that Hazard is the very definition of …

Chelsea Weigh Up Move For French Playmaker As They Search For Fabregas Replacement

Chelsea Target PSG Teen Sensation!

Chelsea are very much still in the race for Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot, according to reports in Spain. The Frenchman was expected to make the move to Barcelona but the Catalan club signed Frenkie de Jong from Ajax instead. It means the way is clear for the Blues if they want to sign Rabiot. …

Chelsea V Sheffield Wednesday – FA Cup Fourth Round Team News And Predicted XI Plus Betting Odds

Chelsea will be buoyed by their penalty shootout success against Tottenham in the Carabao Cup and will head into the FA Cup tie against Sheffield Wednesday with renewed confidence. Manager Maurizio Sarri had questioned his players’ motivation prior to last night’s win but the team responded with a very good display. The Blues boss will …

‘This Guy Will Be A Big Hit’ ‘Signing An End Product’ – Fans On Twitter Hopeful New Recruit Will Get Chelsea Firing

Chelsea announced the signing of Gonzalo Higuain from Juventus last night. The 31-year-old has joined the Blues on loan for the rest of the season with the Argentine stating he is delighted to be able to play for the London club: “When the opportunity to join Chelsea presented itself I had to take it. It’s …