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Tuchel admits unacceptable Chelsea slump but remains confident
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Tuchel admits unacceptable Chelsea slump but remains confident

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has admitted that it is unacceptable to be so far behind Manchester City in the race for the Premier League title but is convinced that he will be given time to make Chelsea champions again. The Blues are currently 13 points behind Pep Guardiola's Manchester City ahead of Tuesday night's clash against Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex. It can be recalled that Tuchel was considered as one of the biggest threats to Guardiola before the season began but he has fallen short of his expectations. Asked if it was good enough, Tuchel said: “No, of course not. We would never have accepted that before. Never. But this is the reality now and just because it is like this, not everything is bad. “If you think that is the way to tell the story, it is fair enough...
Juventus eye loan for Loftus-Cheek as replacement for Arthur
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Juventus eye loan for Loftus-Cheek as replacement for Arthur

Image Credit: “Ruben Loftus-Cheek”, by Кирилл Венедиктов licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 Reports in Italy suggest that Juventus are considering a move for Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus Cheek as a replacement for Arthur. Arthur may likely leave at the end of January and the Old Ladies are interested in a low-cost solution and have identified Chelsea's Loftus-Cheek. The 25-year-old English midfielder has played 20 games this year for the Blue with 3 assists to his name but is yet to establish himself as a key player under Thomas Tuchel. According to Sky Sport in Italy, the Old Ladies believe that the player's technical qualities are top-notch and are weighing the possibility of signing him on a permanent deal later on a fair price as their budget is strict and limited. If th...
Souness – Lukaku must apologize for doing damage to Chelsea
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Souness – Lukaku must apologize for doing damage to Chelsea

According to Graham Souness, Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku must apologize for what he described as the ridiculous and damaging statement the Belgian made before he is brought back to the Chelsea fold. Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel dropped the £98million striker in the 2 all draw against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge in their first game of the Premier League in 2022 after the Belgian expressed his frustration at the club during an interview that was publicized recently. Lukaku, who returned to Chelsea from Inter Milan last summer disclosed his unhappiness with the role he was playing on the pitch under Tuchel recently and would love to make a return to Inter Milan in the future. Souness, who is working as a pundit with Sky Sports, said: “We’re trying to understand how a player could ge...
Malang Sarr offered to two Serie A clubs
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Malang Sarr offered to two Serie A clubs

Chelsea FC defender Malang Sarr has reportedly been offered to two Serie A clubs as he makes attempts to get his career back on track after being cast aside at Stamford Bridge. He is back at Chelsea after a loan stint with Porto's B side after facing challenges with the first team in the first half of the 2020/21 season. It can be recalled that Sarr, 22, joined Chelsea as a free agent in August 2022 from NIce after four successful seasons where he made 119 appearances as a teenager. READ: How to watch Bundesliga 2 on TV and live stream 2021/22 READ: THE BEST BTTS PREDICTIONS FOR TODAY According to reports, the player's representatives have proposed for him to make a move to AC Milan or Napoli. Both clubs are interested in replacements for two of their respective key figures ...
Tuchel shocked by unusual performance against Warford
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Tuchel shocked by unusual performance against Warford

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has admitted that his side's performance against Watford in the Premier League on Wednesday night was unusual after Hakim Ziyech scored the winner that kept them at the top of the Premier League log. It was a hard-fought 2:1 win for the Blues after a Watford fan suffered a cardiac arrest 12 minutes into the game. It can be recalled that medical staff from both sides raced across the pitch to help the supporter after the incident. He was stabilized and carried out on a stretcher to be taken to a hospital. Regardless, Chelsea opened the scoring after the match resumed via a strike by Mason Mount after 30 minutes of action. However, the lead didn't last long as Emmanuel Dennis fired into the bottom corner before the break. Chelsea were saved by Ziyech wh...
Foxes to test the stamina of Chelsea’s title charge
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Foxes to test the stamina of Chelsea’s title charge

Chelsea FC currently lead the 2021/22 Premier League table and will return to Premier League action this weekend against Leicester City at King Power Stadium after the just-concluded international break. It's an early kickoff and we know that such games tend to ve topsy-turvy. Regardless, the Blues have no choice but to see if they can maintain the momentum that saw them win their 4 and draw 1 out of their last 5 Premier League games. The last clash was a shock 1 all draw against Burnley at Stamford Bridge as Thomas Tuchel's men let their complacency get the better of them. Leicester City, on the other hand, have not been the high flyers that they've been at this stage in previous seasons but are still a major threat and would test Chelsea's title credentials. The Foxes, under ...
Rudiger still committed to Chelsea despite Bayern links
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Rudiger still committed to Chelsea despite Bayern links

Reports suggest that Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger may be close to a departure from Stamford Bridge but the German defender has insisted that he is still committed to performing well for Chelsea regardless of his being linked with Bayern Munich. The 28-year-old has established himself as a mainstay in Thomas Tuchel's team since he took over as Blues boss. Rudiger played a vital part in Chelsea's UCL triumph last term and was one of the back three that ensured that the Blues conceded just two goals in the knockout stages of last season's UCL competition. He has maintained his place in the team and has played full90 minutes in all but one Premier League game for Chelsea in the ongoing 2021/22 season. READ: Five great footballers that are absent from the Ballon d’Or Top 3 Ho...
Time is running out as Chelsea and Rudiger are yet to agree a new deal
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Time is running out as Chelsea and Rudiger are yet to agree a new deal

It’s not a secret that Chelsea's enthusiasm and desire to bring in another central defender this summer to Stamford Bridge didn't materialize due to some factors. Their pursuit of Jules Kounde from Sevilla didn't end successfully due to the hefty price tag that was lammed on their most sought-after defender. The Blues had no choice but to reevaluate their current defensive lines. One of their desires is to hold on to German international, Antonio Rudiger whose future in blue shirt looks uncertain, with the player now in the final twelve months on his contract at the Bridge. Chelsea look poised to elongate his contract but no agreement has been made so far. Having allowed Kurt Zouma to leave for West ham, experienced legs are shrinking in the Blues backline, those they have, are ed...
Tuchel has enough to compete for the Premier League title
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Tuchel has enough to compete for the Premier League title

Chelsea FC were very active in the just concluded summer transfer window and almost got all the targets they were linked with except for Sevilla Jules Kounde. Regardless, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel will be satisfied with the acquisitions that have been made thus far as we enter into the business stage of the Premier League season after the international break. The Blues broke their transfer record this summer and it was yet on another striker as they secured the return of Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan in a bid to solve their profligacy in front of goal which haunted them for most of the 2020/21 Premier League season. The arrival of the £97.5million Belgian should see the Blues' challenges in putting the ball in the back of the net sorted out. However, it would depend on if he can...
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No surprises as Chelsea players dominate UEFA awards

It was an emotional day for Chelsea Football Club and their fans at the UEFA gala night celebration. This was because their Male football players scooped most of the awards slated for best players who had participated and fared well in every UEFA-related tournament in the 2020/21 season. Most notably, the Men's player of the year award was given to Chelsea midfielder, Jorge Luiz Frello Filho popularly known as Jorginho. Some quarters of football observers and fans thought that it shouldn't have been the Italian, but fellow Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante or Manchester City midfielder Kelvin De Bruyne should have won. However, one cannot under underemphasize his performances for both club and country. He was unarguably one of the most instrumental midfielders for Chelsea footbal...