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Pedro Makes Frank Admission About Chelsea’s ‘Sarriball’ Tactics

Chelsea winger Pedro Rodriguez has admitted that the players have found it difficult to implement Maurizio Sarri’s tactics on occasions this season. ‘Sarriball’ as it’s known requires high intensity as well as pressure on the ball, but the Spaniard said that they failed to get it right against Manchester City: “All the team follows the …

Chelsea Table £39.5m Bid For Bundesliga Goal Machine Wanted By Liverpool And Barcelona

Chelsea have offered €45m (£39.5m) for Eintracht Frankfurt striker Luka Jovic, according to Bild. The German tabloid reports that the Blues are very keen on signing the 21-year-old, with the player being eyed as a replacement for Olivier Giroud. Jovic is currently on loan from Benfica but Frankfurt will make the move permanent in the …

‘Perfect For The Premier League’ ‘No Thank You’ – Fans React To Claims Chelsea Are After 3-Time Champions League Winner

Zinedine Zidane Press Conference

Chelsea are lining up former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane if they part ways with Maurizio Sarri, according to reports in England. The Frenchman won the Champions League three years in a row with the Spanish club. He also won La Liga, the World Club Championship, the Spanish Super Cup and the European Super Cup …

REPORT: Barcelona Ready To Sell Chelsea And United Target For £57m

Barcelona could be ready to sell midfielder Ivan Rakitic for €65m (£57m) this summer, according to Sport. The Catalan newspaper reports that Barca have refused the Croatian’s request of a contract extension and are considering offloading the 30-year-old. Chelsea, Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Juventus and Inter Milan have all enquired about Rakitic’s situation, knowing that …

Loan Report: How Are Chelsea Stars Faring So Far This Season?

With the sheer number of players that Chelsea have out on loan, it’s not easy to keep track of how well they are all doing away from Stamford Bridge. I have chosen to focus on eight loanees who have been performing for their clubs: Christian Pulisic The £58m January signing did not get off the bench …

Lampard Responds To Chelsea Talk As Odds Tumble On Legend Taking Over

Derby County manager Frank Lampard has said he is fully focused on his job at the Championship club despite speculation over Maurizio Sarri’s future at Chelsea. The Blues legend is the favourite at some bookmakers to take over at Stamford Bridge if the Italian is sacked. However, speaking about his future, Lampard said he is …

Shearer Calls On Sarri To Make Key Change To Stop Teams Exploiting Chelsea’s Glaring Weakness

Jorginho Community Shield

TV pundit Alan Shearer believes Manchester City were the latest team to exploit Chelsea’s major weakness in the middle of the park. During the 6-0 defeat yesterday, the former Newcastle striker noticed City focused on closing down Jorginho: “We saw when Chelsea were beaten at Arsenal, beaten at Bournemouth conceding four goals, that if you …

Neville Insists Chelsea “Must Live Through The Pain” And Stick By Sarri

Former Manchester United full-back Gary Neville believes Chelsea must stick by manager Maurizio Sarri despite yesterday’s humbling 6-0 defeat to Manchester City. The TV pundit believes it will take time for the Italian’s style of play to be implemented at the Blues, but it means having to endure a long adaptation period: “If the ownership …

Chelsea And Manchester United Eyeing Deal For 18-Goal Portuguese Midfield Star

Chelsea and Manchester United are scouting Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes, according to O Jogo. The Portuguese newspaper reports the 24-year-old’s form this season has attracted the attention of the two clubs. Fernandes has scored 18 goals this campaign, which is the most for any midfielder in a top European league. He has already surpassed …

Fabregas Has A Theory On Whether Eden Hazard Will Stay At Chelsea

Monaco midfielder Cesc Fabregas believes Eden Hazard could be staying at Chelsea after the Belgian revealed he has made a decision on his future. In an interview released earlier this week, Hazard said he has settled on what he wants to do. Fabregas believes this public admission would suggest he will be signing a new …

Manchester City V Chelsea Match Preview, Predicted XI And Betting Odds

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri will want to build on the 5-0 win over Huddersfield Town last week with a good display at the Etihad. The Blues have wilted in key away games against Tottenham and Arsenal this campaign, and they will want to put that right on Sunday. City will be heading into the match …

‘Biggest Downgrade Ever’ ‘Really?’ – Chelsea Fans On Twitter Are Not Keen On The Club Recruiting £50m Rated Brazilian

Richarlison Brazil

Everton forward Richarlison has been named as one of the possible options to replace Eden Hazard if the Belgian leaves the club at the end of the season. The Toffees only signed the 21-year-old from Watford for £50m in the summer but the Blues are believed to have tracked the player since his time in Brazil. Fans on …

REPORT: Chelsea Eye Move For £140m Rated Winger As They Prepare For Life Without Hazard

Chelsea are considering Napoli winger Lorenzo Insigne as a potential replacement for Eden Hazard, according to the Daily Mail. The Italian international worked with Blues boss Maurizio Sarri at the Partenopei for three years, but the Italian club would be reluctant to let him leave. Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis reportedly values Insigne at £140m, …

‘Can’t Wait To See Him At The Bridge’ ‘So Excited’ – Chelsea Fans Praise New £58m Signing After Superb Solo Goal

Christian Pulisic scored an excellent goal for Borussia Dortmund in their German Cup defeat to Werder Bremen last night. The American international was loaned back to the Bundesliga club after being signed by Chelsea for a fee of £58m last month. His strike put Dortmund 2-1 up on the night but his side lost on …

Chelsea Did Some Good Business In The January Transfer Window According To These Fans

Chelsea had a pretty decent January transfer window all in all. The signing of Christian Pulisic could prove to be an inspired piece of business if he realises his full potential. The American has struggled for form this season but his superb strike for Borussia Dortmund in the German Cup defeat to Werder Bremen last …

Agent Of Barcelona Star Dismisses Claims Of Summer Switch To Chelsea

The agent of Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic has dismissed reports that the Croatian could leave the Camp Nou in the summer. Reports in Spain have suggested that Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and Inter Milan are all interested in recruiting the 30-year-old. However, Arturo Canales has refuted claims that Rakitic is heading for the …

Hazard Reveals He Has Come To A Decision Over His Chelsea Future

Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard has revealed he has made a decision over his future at the club. The Belgian international has previously been non-committal over whether he would be staying at Stamford Bridge. However, Hazard has now confirmed he has made up his mind: “I know what I am going to do. I have made …

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, …