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Can Chelsea beat the odds next season?

Despite a top four finish, making the Carabao Cup final and winning the Europa League this season there has still been a bit of a sour taste left by the season as a whole. It has felt like Sarri has been under pressure almost the entire season, this came to a head when Kepa undermined …

REPORT: Valencia Turn Down £62.3m Offer From Chelsea For Portuguese Playmaker

Guedes

Valencia have rejected a €70m (£62.3m) proposal from Chelsea for Goncalo Guedes, according to the Plaza Deportiva. The Spanish news outlet reports that the Blues made the offer through agent Jorge Mendes, but the bid was turned down by the La Liga side. Guedes only joined Valencia from Paris Saint-Germain on a permanent basis for …

Mourinho Is Keen On Surprise Return To Chelsea For Third Spell As Manager

Jose Mourinho would be interested in returning to Chelsea for a third spell as manager, according to the Sun. The Portuguese is reportedly prepared to make a return to Stamford Bridge if the Blues offered him the job. Whether Mourinho will be in the running for the post this time around, it remains to be …

Would Hiring “Mad Max” Be A Good Idea For This New-Look Chelsea Side?

Allegri

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has hired many managers during his tenure who could be described as winners. The likes of Carlo Ancelotti, Antonio Conte and none more so than Jose Mourinho have typified the approach of appointing people who have a record of winning silverware. In that sense, a move for Massimiliano Allegri would be …

‘Thank The Lord’ ‘Good To Hear’ Fans On Social Media Relieved By Latest Injury Update About Chelsea Starlet

Reece James

Chelsea have been handed a boost by the news that fullback Reece James did not break his ankle playing for England Under 20s last week. The 19-year-old had to be stretchered after being injured in the first half of the match against Chile on Friday. James had to be given oxygen, with many supporters concerned …

Bakayoko’s Brother Confirms Chelsea Star Has Decided To Stay Despite Other Offers

Bakayoko

Abdoulaye Bakayoko has confirmed that his brother Tiemoue will be staying at Chelsea this summer. He revealed that the midfielder did have offers to leave Stamford Bridge but the Frenchman has opted to stay put and fight for his place: “There are some rather interested clubs, we have received so many proposals, but we give …

‘Translation: Sarri Is Off To Juve’ ‘Guess It Is A Done Deal’ Fans On Twitter React To Zola’s Comments On Chelsea Manager’s Future

Chelsea assistant manager Gianfranco Zola has said he is in the dark about Maurizio Sarri’s future at the club. There has been no comment from the Blues or Juventus about the Italian manager, but many assume he will be announced as the Bianconeri’s new head coach at some point. Zola says, though, he is awaiting …

Bayern Chief Refutes Claims That Chelsea Star Is Close To Signing New Contract

Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has disputed claims made in the English media that Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi is close to signing a new contract. There had been reports that the 18-year-old would sign a new five-year contract, worth £100,000 a week, but when asked about the news, Salihamidzic said Bayern don’t believe the …

Chelsea Now Unlikely To Delay Transfer Ban Despite CAS Appeal

Chelsea have made an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport about their two-window transfer ban, according to reports in England. However, the likelihood of freezing the ban while their appeal is heard has greatly diminished. The Blues are said to be fearful that FIFA may extend their ban to three windows instead of …

‘Chelsea Got Ripped Off’ ‘Doesn’t Seem Enough’ Fans Frustrated By Reports That Chelsea Have Agreed To Sell Talisman For £88.5m

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Chelsea have agreed a fee of €100m (£88.5m) plus add-ons to sell Eden Hazard to Real Madrid, according to the Guardian. This news contradicts reports yesterday that talks between the La Liga club and the Blues had collapsed following negotiations at the beginning of the week. Supporters on Twitter are not happy that Hazard may …

Chelsea Pre-Season Fixtures: Who Will The Blues Be Facing This Summer?

Chelsea’s season ended on a high note with Maurizio Sarri’s side lifting the Europa League after a 4-1 win over Arsenal. It was the end of a difficult first season for the Italian, and it remains to be seen whether he’ll be at the club when preseason starts in July. The Blues have, however, already …

Real Could Make Pogba Their Priority After Hazard Talks Collapse Over Fee

Eden Hazard

Real Madrid have ended negotiations with Chelsea over signing Eden Hazard for the time being, according to the Evening Standard. The Spanish club’s CEO Jose Angel Sanchez had been in London to conclude the transfer for the Belgian international but he left the country after negotiations collapsed on Monday. Real are not willing to match …

How Profitable Was Betting On Chelsea During Sarri’s First Season In The Hot Seat?

Gonzalo Higuain

Much was expected of the so called “Sarri ball” after the former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri took over from Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge at the beginning of the 2018-19 season. Chelsea made some significant moves in the transfer market to appease their new manager by signing Italian international Jorginho from his former club to …

Emerson Responds To Speculation That He May Leave Chelsea Amid Juventus Rumours

Chelsea fullback Emerson Palmieri has said he is happy to remain at Stamford Bridge despite speculation around his future. Reports in Italy have suggested that Maurizio Sarri may look to take his fellow Italian to Juventus, but speaking whilst on international duty, the left-back confirmed he is happy to stay at the Blues: “One day …

‘What Type Of Joke Is That?’ ‘Really Hope Not’ Chelsea Fans Not Happy About Spanish Tactician Being In The Running To Succeed Sarri

Javi Gracia And Nuno - FA Cup Semi Final - Watford v Wolverhampton Wanderers

Chelsea are considering Watford head coach Javi Gracia as a possible successor to Maurizio Sarri, according to reports in the UK. The Spaniard is not said to be the favourite to take over at Stamford Bridge but he is believed to be a candidate that the Blues are looking at. Supporters on Twitter don’t think …

Mason Mount: An In Depth Profile Of One Of Chelsea’s Most Exciting Young Players

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Mason Mount is a player that a lot of Chelsea fans are getting excited about, so today, we take an in-depth look at his career so far. Like Reece James, the youngster’s potential as a footballer was recognised at a very young age. The Blues snapped him up at the age of just six, and …

Kovacic Could Make Inter Switch As Conte Looks To Pounce On Chelsea Uncertainty

Kovacic

Inter Milan are interested in signing Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic, according to reports in Italy. There had been reports that the Blues could extend the Croatian’s loan until next summer before signing him on a permanent basis for £26m, but it appears the uncertainty over the managerial situation at Stamford Bridge could stop that from …

‘What Is Wrong With Us?’ ‘Can He Take Higuain Back With Him?’ Chelsea Fans React As Sarri Makes Decision Over His Future

Mauricio Sarri on the sideline

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has asked to leave the club, according to multiple reports in the English and Italian media. The Italian is said to be aware of interest from Juventus and is also believed to be keen to return to Italy for family reasons. Some fans are frustrated by the turnover of managers at …