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Caught Offside - Tue Aug 14 10:53 PM
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has reportedly made two key rule changes from the Antonio Conte era at Stamford Bridge. The Italian tactician replaced his fellow countryman in charge of the Blues this summer, following a difficult season last year that saw the club slump from 1st to 5th in the spa...
Caught Offside - Tue Aug 14 6:52 PM
We were all wowed by Jorginho’s Premier League debut for Chelsea at the weekend, but it turns out his Mum is a total baller as well. In fact, that seems to be where the Italy international gets his talent from, with the Metro quoting the player as saying she was highly influential in playing with...
Caught Offside - Tue Aug 14 6:19 PM
The first weekend of Premier League action saw a number of debuts from big-name summer signings, with some particularly eye-catching performances in the Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United games. While much of the focus was on new managers Unai Emery and Maurizio Sarri at Arsenal and Chelsea...
Caught Offside - Tue Aug 14 5:23 PM
Look out for these The post Chelsea and Man United stars to leave, €200m duo to Real Madrid: 10 major European transfers that could still go through before August 31 appeared first on CaughtOffside .
Caught Offside - Tue Aug 14 10:28 AM
Chelsea will still be shelling out on wages as loan move imminent The post AC Milan transfer news: Chelsea could pay part of Bakayoko’s wages, shirt number touted appeared first on CaughtOffside .
Caught Offside - Tue Aug 14 6:36 AM
Competition for places remains fierce at Stamford Bridge this season The post Chelsea ace prioritises making breakthrough under Maurizio Sarri, snubs loan exit appeared first on CaughtOffside .
Caught Offside - Mon Aug 13 11:30 PM
Real Madrid reportedly spoke to Manchester United about their imminent plans to seal the transfer of goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea earlier this summer. According to the Manchester Evening News, Real spoke to United about signing Courtois before the deal was completed, as the two sides...
Caught Offside - Mon Aug 13 11:18 PM
Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas is reportedly a major doubt for the Arsenal clash due to injury, in what looks a potential boost for the Gunners. Although the Blues have plenty of other options in the middle of the park in the form of N’Golo Kante, Jorginho and summer signing Mateo Kovacic, Unai...
Caught Offside - Mon Aug 13 8:42 PM
Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui is reportedly eager for his club to seal the transfer of Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso to bolster his defence. According to Don Balon, the former Spain boss, who did not call up Alonso to his World Cup squad before his dismissal on the eve of the tournament s...
Caught Offside - Mon Aug 13 6:55 PM
Real Madrid are reportedly ready to consider a late swoop to sign Chelsea forward Eden Hazard before the European transfer deadline at the end of August. This is according to Don Balon, who claim Madrid president Florentino Perez remains eager to move for Hazard in case he pushes for an exit from...
Caught Offside - Mon Aug 13 4:34 PM
Chelsea winger Willian has explained he would not still be at the club now if previous manager Antonio Conte had not left to be replaced by Maurizio Sarri. It’s been evident for some time that the Brazil international did not see eye-to-eye with the old boss, who made way after two seasons in cha...
Caught Offside - Mon Aug 13 3:35 PM
Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has revealed he’s been told to play more of an attacking role under new Blues manager Maurizio Sarri this season. The France international has earned the reputation as one of the very finest defensive midfield players in world football in recent years. With one of...
Caught Offside - Mon Aug 13 7:26 AM
Initial €5m loan deal with €35m option to buy touted The post Video: Chelsea ace in Italy for medical ahead of possible €40m move to AC Milan on initial loan deal appeared first on CaughtOffside .
Caught Offside - Sun Aug 12 6:39 PM
Thibaut Courtois' agent reveals why Real Madrid superstar didn't stay at Chelsea this summer The post Thibaut Courtois’ agent reveals why Real Madrid superstar didn’t stay at Chelsea this summer appeared first on CaughtOffside .
Caught Offside - Sun Aug 12 5:20 PM
Deal close: Chelsea ace set to land loan transfer away, player's move could become permanent for £31M The post Deal close: Chelsea ace set to land loan transfer away, player’s move could become permanent for £31M appeared first on CaughtOffside .
Caught Offside - Sun Aug 12 2:38 PM
Chelsea defender Ola Aina is reportedly set to undergo a medical tomorrow ahead of completing a loan with a view to a permanent transfer to Torino. This is according to trusted Italian source Gianluca Di Marzio, who states the youngster is in Turin today to put the finishing touches on his move a...
Caught Offside - Sun Aug 12 11:58 AM
Chelsea’s passing play already looks to have improved immensely under new manager Maurizio Sarri. The Italian tactician has been in the job less than a month, not having a huge amount of time to truly stamp his authority down on a squad of players that struggled so much under Antonio Conte last s...
Caught Offside - Sun Aug 12 11:11 AM
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri believes loan signing Mateo Kovacic is ‘ready to explode’ this season after joining the club from Real Madrid. The Croatia international is yet to make his debut for the Blues since his late loan move from Real towards the end of the transfer window, but it seems cl...
Caught Offside - Sun Aug 12 10:25 AM
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has admitted he has a small regret at the club missing out on the transfer of Gonzalo Higuain this summer. The Italian tactician could certainly do with more quality up front after the poor start made by Alvaro Morata at Stamford Bridge last season, and some unconvi...
Caught Offside - Sun Aug 12 9:31 AM
Uh oh The post Jose Mourinho warned he faces the sack at Manchester United if he continues to row with players as pundit points to Chelsea and Real Madrid sagas appeared first on CaughtOffside .
Caught Offside - Sun Aug 12 9:16 AM
A Chelsea fan has tweeted a pretty cute picture of Jorginho’s shin pads before the Huddersfield game yesterday. The Brazilian-born Italy international had a superb debut in the Premier League as Chelsea started the season with a 3-0 victory, but something else caught this fan’s eye. MORE: €100mil...
Caught Offside - Sun Aug 12 7:46 AM
Real Madrid are reportedly preparing a fresh transfer bid close to the £200million asking price Chelsea have set for star player Eden Hazard. According to the Daily Express, the Spanish giants remain desperate to land Hazard as a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo after his move to Juventus this s...
Caught Offside - Sun Aug 12 7:16 AM
Atletico Madrid will reportedly reward Jan Oblak with a new bumper contract and increased release clause for snubbing a transfer to Chelsea this summer. The Slovenia international had been a target for the Blues before they signed Kepa Arrizabalaga instead, but personally turned them down. MORE:...
Caught Offside - Sat Aug 11 6:30 PM
What Maurizio Sarri said about Eden Hazard following Chelsea's 3-0 win against Huddersfield The post What Maurizio Sarri said about Eden Hazard following Chelsea’s 3-0 win against Huddersfield appeared first on CaughtOffside .
Caught Offside - Sat Aug 11 5:43 PM
"Couldn't have asked for more" - These Chelsea fans over the moon with display following Blues' 3-0 win against Huddersfield The post “Couldn’t have asked for more” – These Chelsea fans over the moon with display following Blues’ 3-0 win against Huddersfield appeared first on CaughtOffside .
Caught Offside - Sat Aug 11 5:10 PM
Huddersfield 0-3 Chelsea player ratings: Morata has game to forget as new Blues signing takes starring role with 8/10 display The post Huddersfield 0-3 Chelsea player ratings: Morata has game to forget as new Blues signing takes starring role with 8/10 display appeared first on CaughtOffside .
Caught Offside - Sat Aug 11 4:50 PM
Watch: Pedro wraps up win for Chelsea as Blues star's delightful chip gives side 3-0 lead against Huddersfield The post Watch: Pedro wraps up win for Chelsea as Blues star’s delightful chip gives side 3-0 lead against Huddersfield appeared first on CaughtOffside .
Caught Offside - Sat Aug 11 4:40 PM
"Must improve" - these Chelsea fans slam Blues star despite Sarri's side having 2-0 lead against Huddersfield The post “Must improve” – these Chelsea fans slam Blues star despite Sarri’s side having lead against Huddersfield appeared first on CaughtOffside .
Caught Offside - Sat Aug 11 3:56 PM
Watch: Jorginho keeps calm and slots home penalty to give Chelsea 2-0 lead against Huddersfield The post Watch: Jorginho keeps calm and slots home penalty to give Chelsea 2-0 lead against Huddersfield appeared first on CaughtOffside .
Caught Offside - Sat Aug 11 3:47 PM
Watch: N'Golo Kante gets Maurizio Sarri era at Chelsea off to perfect start as he gives Blues lead vs Huddersfield The post Watch: N’Golo Kante gets Maurizio Sarri era at Chelsea off to perfect start as he gives Blues lead vs Huddersfield appeared first on CaughtOffside .
Caught Offside - Sat Aug 11 2:12 PM
Sarri picks a strong XI, but Hazard starts on the bench The post Confirmed Chelsea line-up vs Huddersfield: Sarri hands duo debuts, Hazard on bench appeared first on CaughtOffside .
Caught Offside - Sat Aug 11 9:24 AM
Exit announcement could be imminent for Chelsea misfit The post Chelsea ace’s exit tipped to be announced imminently after falling down Sarri pecking order appeared first on CaughtOffside .
Caught Offside - Fri Aug 10 8:24 PM
Gillette Soccer Saturday commentator Paul Merson has given his prediction ahead of Chelsea’s clash with Huddersfield on Saturday in the Premier League. New Blues boss Maurizio Sarri will get his first taste of English football tomorrow when his side takes on Huddersfield at the John Smith’s stadi...
Caught Offside - Fri Aug 10 6:41 PM
Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic has tweeted what looks to be a goodbye message to Real Madrid, despite the fact that he’s only at Stamford Bridge on loan. It remains to be seen how this post will go down at Real Madrid, with Marca reporting that the Spanish giants plan to have Kovacic back with...
Caught Offside - Fri Aug 10 6:15 PM
Chelsea have been brutally trolled by BT Sport Score on Twitter after Michy Batshuayi’s loan move from the Blues to Valencia was confirmed earlier today. The Belgium international had not been much of a regular in his time at Stamford Bridge, and also spent the second half of last season at Borus...
Caught Offside - Fri Aug 10 5:41 PM
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has worryingly admitted that new goalkeeper signing Kepa Arrizabalaga is currently a downgrade on Thibaut Courtois between the sticks. The 23-year-old joined from Athletic Bilbao late on in the summer transfer window after it became clear Courtois would be leaving C...
Caught Offside - Fri Aug 10 5:27 PM
Chelsea have confirmed the squad numbers for new signings Kepa Arrizabalaga and Mateo Kovacic after their late summer transfer window moves to Stamford Bridge. Kepa replaces Thibaut Courtois as the first choice in goal, and as such has been given the number one shirt, though rather confusingly, C...
Caught Offside - Fri Aug 10 5:12 PM
Now that the madness is all over, here’s our definitive ranking of the 20 best Premier League signings of the summer just gone. It’s very good news if you’re a Liverpool fan, less so for Arsenal and Manchester United fans. And Tottenham fans, well, you probably needn’t bother reading this article...
Caught Offside - Fri Aug 10 4:09 PM
Chelsea have finally confirmed that defender Kurt Zouma has left the club for a season-long loan to Everton – 23 hours after the transfer deadline passed. The Blues have just posted the news on their official site, with Zouma looking a promising signing for Everton on a temporary basis, joining a...
Caught Offside - Fri Aug 10 3:50 PM
Some Chelsea fans are absolutely fuming with developments today as Michy Batshuayi heads out on loan to Valencia after the close of the transfer window. Strong hints have appeared on Twitter from both Batshuayi himself and Valencia’s official account following reports that a deal had been agreed...
Caught Offside - Fri Aug 10 3:21 PM
Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi is reportedly set to seal a loan transfer for the season to La Liga outfit Valencia, according to reports emerging this afternoon. The Blues just lost star player Thibaut Courtois, another Belgian, to another Spanish club Real Madrid this week, and it looks like Ba...
Caught Offside - Fri Aug 10 2:22 PM
The Italian tactician is happy with the squad at his disposal at Stamford Bridge The post Maurizio Sarri on Courtois, Hazard and new signing as Chelsea boss gears up for Premier League bow appeared first on CaughtOffside .
Caught Offside - Fri Aug 10 2:00 PM
Where can Sarri take Chelsea after expensive duo arrive at Stamford Bridge The post Jorginho to make Blues tick as ‘Sarri-ball’ arrives at Chelsea – 2018/19 season preview appeared first on CaughtOffside .
Caught Offside - Fri Aug 10 7:19 AM
Milan could have a busy final week of the transfer window The post AC Milan transfer news: Club drop hint over ace’s exit, deal edges closer for Chelsea star appeared first on CaughtOffside .
Caught Offside - Thu Aug 9 11:03 PM
Real Madrid’s new goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois trained with his club for the first time yesterday, and they posted a video of it to their Twitter page. The Belgium international has just joined Los Blancos from Chelsea after a protracted transfer saga, and looked sharp as he met his new team-mates...
Caught Offside - Thu Aug 9 7:56 PM
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has reportedly decided on the club’s new signings who are ready to make their Premier League debuts for the Blues this weekend. Chelsea start their season away to Huddersfield Town on Saturday, and have just welcomed new goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga and midfielder M...
Caught Offside - Thu Aug 9 6:12 PM
The summer transfer window has closed for Premier League clubs after today’s 5pm deadline and Eden Hazard remains a Chelsea player. The Belgium international has been linked for many years with a move to Real Madrid, and with two years left on his contract at Stamford Bridge, talk had seemed to h...
Caught Offside - Thu Aug 9 5:52 PM
It’s finally over – the 2018 transfer window ended rather quietly in the end as only Everton and West Ham really caused much of a stir on deadline day. It ended up being a disappointing transfer window for Manchester United and Tottenham, while Liverpool and Arsenal got much of their fine busines...
Caught Offside - Thu Aug 9 4:36 PM
Chelsea new-boy Kepa Arrizabalaga has explained how he received good insight on Maurizio Sarri as a manager before sealing his transfer to Stamford Bridge. The 23-year-old joined the Blues from Athletic Bilbao yesterday in a world-record deal for a goalkeeper, according to BBC Sport. MORE: Deal c...
Caught Offside - Thu Aug 9 4:05 PM
Deal close: Chelsea agree deal with Premier League side over loan departure for Blues star The post Deal close: Chelsea agree deal with Premier League side over loan departure for Blues star appeared first on CaughtOffside .
Caught Offside - Thu Aug 9 3:09 PM
Lyon star Nabil Fekir has agreed personal terms with Chelsea and wants a deadline day transfer to Stamford Bridge. CaughtOffside understands Chelsea are a step closer to a superb late signing to bolster their attack, which has been identified as something of a problem area by manager Maurizio Sar...
Caught Offside - Thu Aug 9 2:49 PM
Thibaut Courtois has just left Chelsea for a transfer to Real Madrid and is already seeming to drop subtle hints Eden Hazard’s way about his old team-mate following him to the Bernabeu. The Belgian shot-stopper looks a superb signing for Los Blancos after a protracted transfer saga that saw him r...
Caught Offside - Thu Aug 9 12:59 PM
Courtois looks delighted to have joined Los Blancos The post Video: Thibaut Courtois poses with Real Madrid shirt, first words after joining Spanish giants appeared first on CaughtOffside .
Caught Offside - Thu Aug 9 12:43 PM
Swap deal could be on the cards between Chelsea and Man Utd The post Chelsea keen on player exchange deal as Man Utd express interest in ace appeared first on CaughtOffside .
Caught Offside - Thu Aug 9 10:26 AM
Croatian ace could prove to be a vital addition for Sarri The post Photo: Mateo Kovacic poses with Chelsea shirt, first words of CFC loan signing appeared first on CaughtOffside .
Caught Offside - Thu Aug 9 7:12 AM
Mourinho seems hell-bent on signing a defender for Man Utd this summer The post Man Utd in talks over Chelsea raid, could hold edge due to key condition of offer appeared first on CaughtOffside .
Caught Offside - Thu Aug 9 6:29 AM
Chelsea waste no time in announcing deal for Courtois replacement The post Kepa Arrizabalaga’s first words as Chelsea player, possible CFC debut after completing record-breaking £71.6m move appeared first on CaughtOffside .
Caught Offside - Wed Aug 8 8:30 PM
Some Manchester United fans are pretty pleased with the news that both Chelsea and Real Madrid have confirmed the Thibaut Courtois transfer this evening. The Belgian goalkeeper moves from Stamford Bridge to the Bernabeu on a six-year deal, according to Madrid’s official site, with Mateo Kovacic m...
Caught Offside - Wed Aug 8 7:59 PM
The arrivals of Mateo Kovacic and Kepa Arrizabalaga at Stamford Bridge could prompt the club to offload several big names tomorrow to balance the books. New Blues boss Maurizio Sarri had been relatively quiet in the transfer market since his arrival in London this summer, initially only bringing...
Caught Offside - Wed Aug 8 6:58 PM
French outfit Olympique Lyon has revealed how much they would be willing to let star player Nabil Fekir go for this summer, with Chelsea ready to pounce. The Frenchman has been one of Lyon’s standout performers in recent years and earned his place in Les Bleu’s manager Didier Deschamps final squa...
Caught Offside - Wed Aug 8 4:08 PM
Arsenal are reportedly close to securing an agreement to tie key player Aaron Ramsey down to a new contract amid transfer interest from Chelsea. The Daily Express recently linked the Blues with a possible late bid for the Wales international, but it now looks as though he could be leaning towards...
Caught Offside - Wed Aug 8 3:52 PM
Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has spoken out about the potential transfer of Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid as the deal looks to be edging closer. The Telegraph reported earlier that the Belgian shot-stopper was confident that his going AWOL from Chelsea training would get him his desired switc...
Caught Offside - Wed Aug 8 3:13 PM
Chelsea are weighing up a stunning end to the summer transfer window as they ponder a £100million bid for Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi. CaughtOffside understands the Blues are concerned about Alvaro Morata in the centre-forward role, and that manager Maurizio Sarri has specifically requested...
Caught Offside - Wed Aug 8 1:08 PM
Chelsea legend Dennis Wise says he’d love to see his old club pursue the transfer of Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy. The former Blues captain admits Alvaro Morata has been ‘disappointing’ in his time at Stamford Bridge so far, though he also wouldn’t rule out the player improving on a tough f...
Caught Offside - Wed Aug 8 12:52 PM
AC Milan legend Paolo Maldini offered his insight on Chelsea’s recent appointment of former Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri. The legendary defender admits that while he is a big fan of Sarri and the qualities he offers, it’ll be a new challenge for him coming to such a tough league and coping with...
Caught Offside - Wed Aug 8 12:38 PM
Mateo Kovacic will reportedly have a medical today ahead of completing a loan move to Chelsea with the option of a permanent transfer next summer. That’s according to the Evening Standard, who report of the Croatia international looking Stamford Bridge-bound in what looks a smart piece of busines...
Caught Offside - Wed Aug 8 11:58 AM
Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has admitted he’s spoken to Lyon star Nabil Fekir about a potential transfer to Stamford Bridge. The former Arsenal man is a French international team-mate of Fekir, who shone in Ligue 1 last season to earn himself a spot in Les Bleus’ victorious World Cup squad. Gi...
Caught Offside - Wed Aug 8 11:49 AM
Mateo Kovacic’s impending transfer to Chelsea could be finalised soon, with new manager Julen Lopetegui unhappy with the Croatian’s demands and urging his club to sort out his departure, AS reports. Chelsea and Real Madrid are nearing an agreement for the season-long loan of the young midfielder....
Caught Offside - Wed Aug 8 11:24 AM
Athletic Bilbao have officially confirmed the release clause of goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has been triggered ahead of what looks an imminent transfer to Chelsea. The Spanish shot-stopper has been strongly linked with the Blues by AS and others as a replacement for Real Madrid target Thibaut Co...
Caught Offside - Wed Aug 8 10:40 AM
Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui reportedly wants the club to sign as many as four new players before the end of the summer transfer window. Los Blancos have had a relatively quiet summer so far, with the sale of Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus certainly their most high-profile piece of business...
Caught Offside - Wed Aug 8 9:43 AM
Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is awaiting the green light to travel to complete his transfer to Real Madrid tomorrow, according to this video update from Sky Sports News. The Belgium international’s Chelsea future has looked in doubt for some time now, and he’s currently in Belgium waiting...
Caught Offside - Wed Aug 8 9:25 AM
Chelsea have reportedly triggered Kepa Arrizabalaga’s release clause at Athletic Bilbao ahead of sealing a transfer, according to journalist Kristof Terreur. The Belgian reporter has often been a reliable source of Chelsea transfer news this summer due to presumably having a decent amount of acce...
Caught Offside - Wed Aug 8 9:18 AM
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri praised the qualities of Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga as he reportedly nears a transfer to Stamford Bridge. AS report that the Blues are set to pay the Spanish shot-stopper’s release clause as he prepares to fly in to London to complete his move to S...
Caught Offside - Wed Aug 8 8:38 AM
Wolfsburg have somewhat bizarrely trolled Chelsea over Thibaut Courtois’ absence from training as he looks to force a transfer to Real Madrid. The Belgium international going AWOL from Blues training for the last two days has been reported by a number of sources and the Telegraph claim he’s confi...
Caught Offside - Wed Aug 8 7:12 AM
Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga is reportedly set to fly to London as soon as possible to complete his €80million transfer to Chelsea. According to AS, the Blues are preparing to pay the young shot-stopper’s release clause as manager Maurizio Sarri hopes to give him his debut against...
Caught Offside - Wed Aug 8 6:35 AM
Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is reportedly confident his refusal to return to training will force his club to allow him a late transfer to Real Madrid. This saga appears to be going right down to the wire, despite speculation going on for months about Courtois’ situation as he’s allowed hi...