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Guardian - Sat Jul 14 7:49 PM
• Belgium forward admits he may leave Stamford Bridge • Hazard: ‘It might be time to discover something different’ Eden Hazard has cast serious doubts over his future at Chelsea after suggesting that, in the wake of an impressive World Cup campaign, the time may have come for him to move on after...
Guardian - Sat Jul 14 4:52 PM
England have finished fourth at the 2018 World Cup, after a 2-0 defeat against Belgium in their third-place play-off at the St Petersburg Stadium. Thomas Meunier gave Belgium a fourth-minute lead, and Eden Hazard ensured victory with his goal in the 82nd minute. Roberto Martinez’s team also won w...
Guardian - Sat Jul 14 10:00 AM
Stability is not a word often associated with Roman Abramovich but times are changing at Stamford Bridge Chelsea supporters are fond of dismissing Tottenham Hotspur as chokers and nearly men, though at least they know how to hang on to a manager. Mauricio Pochettino has been at the club for four...
Guardian - Fri Jul 13 6:52 PM
• Sarri to replace sacked Antonio Conte as manager • Midfielder Jorginho chooses Chelsea ahead of Manchester City Maurizio Sarri and Jorginho were at Stamford Bridge on Friday evening to complete their moves to Chelsea. Sarri is taking over as manager from Antonio Conte, who left his job on Thurs...
Guardian - Fri Jul 13 9:54 AM
The new coach at Stamford Bridge rarely surprised anyone with his tactics at Napoli, yet they often swept opponents aside At last, Chelsea can see “ a fumata bianca ”. In the lexicon of Italian football journalism, that phrase – “white smoke” – is used to convey the moment when a drawn-out coachi...
Guardian - Fri Jul 13 8:23 AM
Today’s fluff is struggling to make ends meet Confusion reigned at Cobham this week, with Antonio Conte taking Chelsea training as late as Thursday morning before, finally, getting the boot later that afternoon. The players had been left in the dark, supposedly. So, where does Willian stand in al...
Guardian - Thu Jul 12 7:00 PM
There were Premier League and FA Cup wins, but Conte’s relationship with his board foundered over transfer policy Given all the squabbling behind the scenes, and the discontent which has festered on both sides, it was appropriate the divorce should end up feeling rather undignified. Antonio Conte...
Guardian - Thu Jul 12 5:31 PM
Chelsea have parted company with Antonio Conte, ending an acrimonious relationship after two years. Despite leading the side to FA Cup glory this season, the Italian manager had been at odds with the club’s hierarchy and was always expected to move on from Stamford Bridge this summer Antonio Con...
Guardian - Thu Jul 12 3:35 PM
• Conte won 2017 Premier League title and FA Cup last season • Chelsea to pay Napoli around £50m to get Sarri and Jorginho Maurizio Sarri is set to be confirmed as Chelsea’s new head coach after Antonio Conte was finally relieved of his duties after two increasingly fractious years in charge. Con...
Guardian - Thu Jul 12 11:08 AM
Ivory Coast midfielder signs four-year contract Kenedy rejoins Newcastle on loan from Chelsea Fulham have beaten off competition from several European clubs to sign the Nice and Ivory Coast midfielder Jean Michaël Seri for a club-record fee in the region of £25m, on an initial four-year contract....
Guardian - Wed Jul 11 1:33 PM
• Napoli president says Sarri’s move is in ‘hands of his lawyers’ • Jorginho has indicated preference for move to London over City The Napoli president, Aurelio De Laurentiis, has claimed Maurizio Sarri’s move to Chelsea is edging closer and is “in the hands of his lawyers”, with Napoli’s former...
Guardian - Wed Jul 11 8:56 AM
Courtois accuses Les Blues of negativity after semi-final loss ‘I prefer to lose with Belgium than win with France’ says Hazard Thibaut Courtois has accused France of being an “anti-football team” following Belgium’s 1-0 World Cup semi-final loss to Les Blues in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday. Samue...
Guardian - Mon Jul 9 1:22 PM
• Conte oversees first full day of pre-season training on Monday • Maurizio Sarri lined up to replace Italian at Stamford Bridge Antonio Conte ostensibly remains in charge at Chelsea after taking training on Monday, on the first full day of pre-season, despite ongoing uncertainty over his immedia...
Guardian - Mon Jul 9 7:57 AM
Today’s fluff is still taking it all in Florentino Pérez has not had time to sign off Cristiano Ronaldo’s £88m move to Juventus, for he has been scouting Russia high and low in search of his next golden galáctico . With one heading out the door for Juventus, another one must arrive at Real Madrid...