I'm on the right track, said Charly Musonda

Charly Musonda was seen as the future of Chelsea. His signing – at the age of 15 – was seen as a huge coup; there had been interested from Barcelona, Manchester City, and Real Madrid, and one of his coaches at Anderlecht said he could be one of the top five players in the world. In January 2018, Musonda joined Celtic on an 18-month loan, but it was cut short that summer, and Chelsea loaned him to Vitesse Arnhem. He had been at the club just a week when the…

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European Super League is on “standby”

The European Super League is on “standby” despite nine of the 12 founding teams withdrawing, says Real Madrid president Florentino Perez. After a furious backlash against the proposed tournament that was announced on Sunday, all six Premier League clubs involved withdrew. “We’re going to continue working,” said Perez. “The project is on standby.” Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Juventus have not withdrawn, although Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli said the project could not now proceed. “You cannot get out of the contract like this – they are binding contracts,” he added. When asked…

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Football has to keep changing and adapting to the times

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez said on Tuesday that plans by 12 clubs including the Spanish giants to form a European Super League (ESL) were made to save football. On Monday, six Premier League teams — Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur — joined forces with Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid and Italian trio Juventus, Inter Milan and AC Milan to launch ESL. “Football has to keep changing and adapting to the times. Football is losing interest. Something must be done,” said Perez “Football is the…

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Chelsea Vs Atletico Madrid 2-0

Chelsea reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the first time in seven years with a 2-0, 3-0 aggregate astonishing win over Atletico Madrid. “The most important is that we feel we deserve this,” said Tuchel. “The most important is that we give the feedback for the guys what they did here in terms of quality and intensity. Atletico had Stefan Savic sent off late on for elbowing Toni Rudiger off the ball, and the Madrid men were well beaten in the event. Disappointed Atletico coach Diego Simeone doffed…

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Mason Mount brings Chelsea back on track

LONDON: Mason Mount put Chelsea back on track with the late winner that sealed a vital 1-0 victory at 10-man Fulham, while Leicester moved up to second in the Premier League thanks to a 2-0 win over Southampton. Chelsea boss Frank Lampard was under pressure after just one win and four defeats in their previous six matches that saw the Blues kick-off at Craven Cottage down in 10th. But Chelsea got the break they needed when Fulham defender Antonee Robinson was sent off just before half-time for a rash challenge…

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Willian ends Chelsea stay with 'head held high'

Willian says he is leaving Chelsea with “his head held high” ending a seven year spell with the Premier League club he told fans in an open letter on Sunday. The 32-year-old Brazil winger has been linked with a move to Arsenal after he failed to agree a new contract with the Blues. Willian rejected Tottenham Hotspur to join Chelsea from Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala for £30 million (US$39 million) in 2013. He scored 63 goals in 339 appearances and won five trophies, two Premier League titles, an FA Cup,…

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Chelsea manager Frank Lampard out-manouevred his one-time mentor Jose Mourinho – but a comfortable win at Tottenham was overshadowed by alleged racist behaviour aimed at visiting defender Antonio Rudiger.

Rudiger was involved in the second-half incident that saw Tottenham’s Son Heung-min sent off. The striker was dismissed, following a video assistant referee review, for raising his boot in a clash with the German centre-back near the touchline. Shortly afterwards, Rudiger, 26, appeared to gesticulate that he had received racist abuse from Spurs fans. Chelsea drew the incident to the attention of referee Anthony Taylor and three subsequent announcements were made over the public address system warning that racist behaviour among spectators was interfering with the game. The match was…

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Chelsea transfer ban reduced after appeal to Court of Arbitration for Sport

Chelsea can sign players in January after having their Fifa transfer ban reduced following an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The Premier League side were given a two-window ban by Fifa in February for breaching rules on signing young players. Cas halved the ban to one window, which was served during the summer. It also reduced the fine for the London club from 600,000 to 300,000 Swiss francs (£230,000). Chelsea were given a transfer ban after 150 rule breaches involving 69 academy players over several seasons, according…

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N’Golo Kante on the Chelsea transfer he would make if he became manager – and fans will love it

N’Golo Kante says the first player he would sign if he was made Chelsea manager is former captain John Terry. Speaking to Chelsea’s official app, The 5th Stand , Kante was asked about his dream signing if he were to replace Frank Lampard as Blues head coach tomorrow – although he was also allowed to select retired players. The French midfielder said: “I’d probably say John Terry because when I came to Chelsea, he was the figure of the club and knows what it means to be here. “I knew…

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