Sarri names two clubs who can win Champions League

Maurizio Sarri has claimed Manchester City and Juventus are in a “two-horse race” for the Champions League. Sarri’s Chelsea are not in this season’s Champions League after finishing five points adrift of fourth place in the Premier League last season, and instead in the Europa League. But the Blues boss, who finished second in Serie A with Napoli last season, […]

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Predicted line-ups for Chelsea vs Arsenal as Emery faces left-back crisis

Arsenal boss Unai Emery is facing a left-back crisis as his team prepare to face Chelsea this weekend. The Gunners have been rocked by the news that Ainsley Maitland-Niles – who started Sunday’s 0-2 home defeat to Manchester City at left-back – suffered a fractured fibula in the match. Maitland-Niles, 20, joins Nacho Monreal and Sead Kolasinac on the injury […]

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Chelsea star Willian set to be awarded new two-year deal with pay rise

And the club may even soften its traditionally strict one-year extension policy for older players because of his commitment and high-energy football. The Brazilian winger has less than two years to run on his current deal which is worth around £120,000-a-week. He turned 30 eight days ago and it is customary for the club to only offer an extra 12 […]

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Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri claims Kepa is NOT as good as Thibaut Courtois despite costing world record £71m

Chelsea splashed out £71.6million to snap up the 23-year-old from Athletic Bilbao after Courtois quit the club to sign for Real Madrid. But Blues boss Sarri admits Kepa is not as good as his predecessor at the moment, but can be in the future. He said: “The Courtois situation was clear. He wanted to go to Madrid. So we lost […]

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Thibaut Courtois takes drastic measures as he steps up Chelsea exit bid

Thibaut Courtois has stepped up his bid to force through his Chelsea exit by going AWOL. Goalkeeper Courtois failed to return to the club on Monday following his summer break. Courtois was due back at Chelsea’s Cobham base after his World Cup exploits with Belgium, along with the other Chelsea stars involved until the final weekend in Russia. New boss […]

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Where Sarri could turn to next after Man City humble Chelsea at Wembley

There’s no smoke without fire, but Maurizio Sarri discovered the reverse was not necessarily true on his baptism in English football. Chain-smoker Sarri was greeted by flame-throwers as Chelsea unveiled the sequel to Antonio Conte’s Italian Job. And Sarri’s first sip from the poisoned chalice was pure cyanide. On the pitch, there was nowhere for his outclassed team to hide […]

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Eden Hazard set for crunch talks with Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri as Real Madrid wait in the wings

Real Madrid are lining up a mega-money swoop for the Belgian superstar after selling Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus. Sarri spoke with Hazard, 27, over the phone on Thursday — but the topic of his future was not discussed. Instead, they will have face-to-face talks over the next few days, with Sarri hopeful of keeping his talisman. Speaking ahead of today’s […]

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Arsenal 1 Chelsea 1 (6-5 on pens): Alvaro Morata remains Maurizio Sarri's biggest problem after Gunners draw

But his toughest mission will be to get inside the head of Alvaro Morata and repair his shattered confidence in front of goal. The £60million striker still looks nothing like the players who arrived in the Premier League last summer with a swagger and a decent early goals return. Just 16 days before these two London rivals face each other […]

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Chelsea 1 Inter Milan 1 (pens 5-4): Pedro scores but Maurizio Sarri's Blues win in shootout in Nice

The Russian’s tenure has been trophy-laden but based largely on cautious football from pragmatists like Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte. Abramovich has always craved a manager whose thrilling style will have fans off their seats. He was desperate to land Pep Guardiola in the past for that very reason but failed to land the Spaniard. But the billionaire could be […]

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Chelsea snap-up Rob Green in shock free transfer on one-year deal after Huddersfield release

The ex-England stopper arrives at Stamford Bridge to provide back-up for Thibaut Courtois and Willy Caballero this season. The 38-year-old has penned a one-year deal with the Blues, but is not expected to see any first-team action. The Sun exclusively told on Tuesday how Green was set to join the club in a surprise move. He said: "It has been a […]

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