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Guardian - Thu Aug 30 8:05 PM
• Tottenham ask for third-round tie to be played at Stadium MK • Liverpool host Chelsea while Derby face Manchester United Tottenham Hotspur have asked for special dispensation to play their Carabao Cup third round tie against Watford at Stadium MK as their new stadium will not be ready for the f...
Guardian - Thu Aug 30 8:11 AM
Today’s tell-all was up late Chelsea love a loan window like the Mill loves fluff. Thirty-eight players were rented out last season, 34 have gone this term, and there’s talk of shifting more before Friday’s 5pm loan deadline. Izzy Brown , Fankaty Dabo and Islam Feruz could all go; Tammy Abraham d...
Guardian - Tue Aug 28 10:30 PM
• French centre-back under contract at Stamford Bridge to 2023 • ‘I want to show I can come back … I need some game time’ Kurt Zouma has insisted a loan to Everton does not signal the end of his Chelsea career and he will ultimately prove himself at Stamford Bridge. The 23-year-old is expected to...
Guardian - Mon Aug 27 8:58 AM
Arsenal’s defence requires urgent attention; Bournemouth cannot keep relying on their powers of recovery; Wolves’ Rui Patricio has produced an early contender for save of the season Arsenal’s defending against West Ham was a shambles. Their back four were constantly disconnected while the midfiel...
Guardian - Sun Aug 26 10:57 PM
Maurizio Sarri sounded relieved to watch his Chelsea side grab a late 2-1 win over Newcastle, thanks to a DeAndre Yedlin own goal. Rafael Benítez, meanwhile, bemoaned his side conceding from two preventable incidents, and cast doubt on the legitimacy of the penalty and the free-kick which left to...
Guardian - Sun Aug 26 9:04 PM
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Guardian - Sun Aug 26 8:41 PM
• Hosts’ five-man defence catches the Italian off guard • Late own goal maintains Chelsea’s winning start Maurizio Sarri joked that breaching Newcastle United’s back-line was tougher than breaking down Serie A defences after his Chelsea side preserved their perfect start to the Premier League sea...
Guardian - Sun Aug 26 6:15 PM
The temperature felt far too low for Italy in August and the rain had a drearily English persistence about it but for, long periods, Maurizio Sarri must have felt convinced he was somehow back in Serie A. Rafael Benítez preceded Chelsea’s manager at Napoli and, clearly remembering that schooling...
Guardian - Sun Aug 26 3:37 PM
Live updates from the 4pm (BST) kick-off at St James’ Park Sarri prepared for problems while changing Chelsea’s mindset Sunday scoreboard: all the goals as they go in around Europe Drop Rob an email with your thoughts 3.37pm BST Watford beat Crystal Palace 2-1 in a controversial match earlier thi...
Guardian - Sun Aug 26 9:55 AM
• Sunday Times claims Russian has begun strategic review • Club source says Abramovich has no plans to sell Chelsea are insistent owner Roman Abramovich is not looking to sell the club. A report in the Sunday Times has claimed club directors acting for the Russian billionaire have brought in advi...
Guardian - Sat Aug 25 10:30 PM
• Manager wants defenders to watch the ball not the man • Sarri sets two-month target for players to adapt Maurizio Sarri expects further defensive problems to flare up at Chelsea as he retrains his players to “defend by looking at the ball, not the man” but is confident he has a squad capable of...
Guardian - Sat Aug 25 9:00 AM
Jamaal Lascelles was on Chelsea’s radar last season and Newcastle’s captain hopes to remind them of his defensive abilities. He is certainly in confident mood. “We’re raring to go, we fancy ourselves, ” he said. “These games tend to bring out the best in us.” Rafael Benítez is without his Chelsea...
Guardian - Fri Aug 24 10:30 PM
• Arsenal midfielder must focus ‘only on training and the match’ • Ramsey’s absence against Chelsea said to be ‘tactical’ Aaron Ramsey must concentrate “only on training and only on the match” if he is to regain his place in the Arsenal side, according to Unai Emery. The midfielder is Arsenal’s l...
Guardian - Fri Aug 24 10:30 PM
• Head coach hits back at Napoli president • Sarri says squad depth will be needed next month Maurizio Sarri has defended his record at Napoli after the latest public criticisms from his former club’s president, Aurelio de Laurentiis, as he seeks to maintain his perfect league start as Chelsea’s...
Guardian - Fri Aug 24 12:40 PM
Unai Emery’s season begins now. Arsenal showed signs they are beginning to adapt to his attacking style against Chelsea but defensive demons will take longer to cleanse. One positive has been Mattéo Guendouzi’s impressive jump from Ligue 2 to the Premier League. The 19-year-old has the highest to...