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5:2 defeat could be a one off, as Mount impresses against Porto
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5:2 defeat could be a one off, as Mount impresses against Porto

Chelsea put the 5:2 bashing by West Brom in the Premier League behind them as they ran out 2 nil winners against FC Porto in the first leg of their UCL quarterfinal encounter at the Estadio Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán in Seville. The Blues were heavy favorites for a win after the draws were made but doubts came up after the defeat to West Brom. However, the Blues went into the game with the intent of clearing those doubts and did it, thanks to goals by Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell. They'll now go into the second leg which puts them technically at home at the same venue with a 2 goal lead. Day 2 of the quarterfinal fixtures was the day for the away sides to shine as Paris Saint-Germain also beat Bayern Munich 3:2 at the Allianz Arena. READ: FIFA suspends Chad and Pakistan due to poor ...
Home sides start on a high on day 1 of 2020/21 UCL quarterfinals
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Home sides start on a high on day 1 of 2020/21 UCL quarterfinals

The quarter-final stage of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League kicked off on Tuesday night and the first night of action saw all the home sides come out victoriously. Real Madrid beat Liverpool 3:1 at Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano in a game they dominated based on chances created. They also limited Jurgen Klopp's men to just 1 shot on target amid fears that they would be very open in the absence of Sergio Ramos and Rafael Varane. However, it didn't matter eventually, as Vinicius was on hand to deliver deadly blows to Liverpool. Regardless, Zinedine Zidane and his men know that there is still all to play for when they visit Anfield, although the venue has become a hunting ground for visiting teams, albeit domestically. Therefore, the Los Blancos will be wary of the threat the Reds po...
Baggies hand Blues rude awakening ahead of UCL tie against Porto
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Baggies hand Blues rude awakening ahead of UCL tie against Porto

Football is one very unpredictable game that many folks should be aware of by now, and stop underrating teams. Thomas Tuchel's winning run at Chelsea was halted by the unlikeliest of teams in the Premier League on Saturday and no one saw it coming. A good one for the bookies indeed! Chelsea were hammered 5:2 by Sam Allardyce's West Brom at Stamford Bridge in the early kickoff game on Saturday and it was a big shocker. The Blues have been stingy in letting in the goals under Tuchel, but when they did, it was against 19th placed West Brom. We could say the Blues' momentum was halted by the international break but they were not the only team whose players engaged wholly in the internationals. READ: Diego Llorente reveals major shock at Bielsa’s approach The game was an eye-open...
Jorginho is 100 per cent staying at Chelsea
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Jorginho is 100 per cent staying at Chelsea

Chelsea midfielder Jorginho will 100% be staying at Chelsea this summer despite reports linking him with a return to Italy. It can be recalled that the 29-year-old followed Maurizio Sarri from Napoli to Chelsea in 2018 and has become a key player for the Londoners since his arrival. The Italian has also been impressive under new manager Thomas Tuchel and is a key component of the German's possession-based style of football. The German remains unbeaten in all competitions after more than two months since his appointment. Regardless, reports have suggested that Jorginho could be tempted to return to Italy, especially if Maurizio Sarri is chosen to replace under-fire Gennaro Gattuso. However, these reports of a move back to Italy have been quashed by the midfielder's agent Joao Santo...
Kante to miss France’s next two qualifiers due to injury
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Kante to miss France’s next two qualifiers due to injury

Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante will not play any part in France's next two World Cup Qualifiers after sustaining an injury. The Frenchman tweaked his hamstring during the 1 all draw against Ukraine on Wednesday night. He will now return to Chelsea to undergo treatment, as confirmed by France in an official press release. "N'Golo Kante will not take part in the next two matches of the French team on Sunday in Kazakhstan and three days later in Bosnia-Herzegovina," a statement on the French Football Federation website reads. "The Chelsea midfielder felt a pain in the hamstrings of the left thigh at the very end of the match against Ukraine on Wednesday at the Stade de France. He had clinical and radiological examinations on Thursday, which revealed a small lesion. "In consultati...
UCL – Can this Premier League trio make their numbers count?
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UCL – Can this Premier League trio make their numbers count?

The Premier League is the go-to league at the moment in Europe after three of their teams have made it to the quarterfinal stage of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League against all odds. We may have predicted this number making it to the round of 16 but making it further? Well, unless the folks at Footiehound are psychic. The likes of Liverpool, Chelsea, and Manchester City are in the next stage of the competition and have ignited hopes that the UCL title can end up in England this season. However, can these clubs make their numbers count? England currently has the highest number of representatives remaining in the competition and this is a good one although there is the concern of an all Premier League encounter. Regardless, they've been impressive in the competition this season. RE...
Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid – We’ll see an attack-minded Simeone side
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Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid – We’ll see an attack-minded Simeone side

All eyes will be on Stamford Bridge in London when Diego Simeone and his men come with the fight against the Thomas Tuchel-led side on Wednesday night for a place in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals. The Blues lead the tie 1 nil via an Olivier Giroud goal in the first leg and will be looking to consolidate on the result and avoid a loss at home against the Rojiblancos to secure a place in the next stage of the competition. Atletico Madrid, on the other hand, need a win to seal a place as a draw won't cut it for them. The exciting thing about this matchup, in my opinion, is that the Spanish side will be forced to come out and play attacking football. READ: The Top 20 Clubs In Europe This Season On Points Per Game Basis The last time they faced Chelsea in the knockout stag...
Can these two produce upsets on Premier League Matchday 28
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Can these two produce upsets on Premier League Matchday 28

2020/21 Premier League matchday 28 kicks off this Saturday, and we have our eyes on two games namely, Chelsea away to Leeds United at Elland Road in the early kickoff and Manchester City away to relegation-threatened Fulham at Craven Cottage. LEEDS UNITED vs CHELSEA (Marcelo Bielsa vs Thomas Tuchel) It's no more news that early kickoffs can come with their surprises and the Blues will be wary of the threat that the energetic Marcelo Bielsa-led side can pose, especially whilst at home. Tuchel is yet to lose a game since he became Chelsea's boss, and although Leeds are not in the best of form in recent times, it will be foolhardy to undermine them as they're getting close to the relegation waters but won't want to be soaked in them. Regardless, this should be an exciting game betw...
Liverpool vs Chelsea preview – Klopp and Tuchel rivalry renewed
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Liverpool vs Chelsea preview – Klopp and Tuchel rivalry renewed

The heat of the race for the top 4 places of the 2020/21 Premier League season continues to heighten as Chelsea travel to face Liverpool at Anfield on Thursday. Both sides have experienced dramatic changes since their last meeting. The Reds are now a shadow of their former in-form self while the Blues are under a new manager in Thomas Tuchel and are seemingly thriving under him. Liverpool's form at Anfield in the Premier League has been terrible, to say the least, as they've failed to win in their last 6 home games. They've scored just twice in those games and have lost 4 and drawn 2. The 4 losses were consecutive and were in their most recent home matches. Chelsea's season has also taken a turn under German manager Thomas Tuchel as they're yet to lose a game since he assumed the ...
Thomas Tuchel passes first major test as Chelsea boss
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Thomas Tuchel passes first major test as Chelsea boss

Thomas Tuchel has been impressive in his start to life as Chelsea manager and now has 6 wins and 2 draws in 8 games in all competitions including the impressive 1 nil win in the first leg of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League round-of-16 clash against Atletico Madrid in Bucharest. The Blues' style of play has changed under the former PSG boss as they focus more on keeping possession and dictating play whilst building from the back. The issue of building from the back has been a challenge for most clubs who lack the personnel that are skilled in passing the ball and keeping possession, especially the defenders, and the Blues have shown signs of struggles under the German in these early stages. Chelsea emerged victoriously over the leading table toppers in La Liga in a game that was ...