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Real Madrid vs Chelsea – Three battles crying out to be settled
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Real Madrid vs Chelsea – Three battles crying out to be settled

Real Madrid will welcome Chelsea to the Estadio Di Stefano Stadium for the first leg of their UEFA Champions League semifinal clash on Tuesday night, and there is a lot to look forward to ahead of the game. Los Blancos are favorites on paper as expected but will have to be wary of this Chelsea side that have been transformed under Thomas Tuchel. Meanwhile, ahead of the game, here are some battles that have been crying out to be settled. Thibaut Courtois vs Chelsea The towering Belgian goalkeeper didn't leave Chelsea on the best of terms and his departure sure angered a lot of Chelsea fans. Petr Cech was Chelsea's number one but was displaced from the side to accommodate the Belgian who many thought would be the future between the sticks for Chelsea. His unexpected forceful d...
Lampard confirms injuries to key duo after FA Cup win against Liverpool
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Lampard confirms injuries to key duo after FA Cup win against Liverpool

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has confirmed that Mateo Kovacic and Willian both suffered Achilles injuries in Tuesday's FA Cup 2 nil win over Liverpool at Stamford Bridge. Kovacic was replaced by Mason Mount after 42 minutes after he limped off following a duel with Sadio Mane, while Willian who scored the opener for the Blues with a shot that was spilled by Adrian went off six minutes into the second half. "Both have got an Achilles’ issue," Lampard confirmed after the game. GET THE LATEST FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS FOR TODAY Live Football Streaming Over 1.5 Goals predictions for today BTTS Tips for today "Willian hopefully is not too bad, that is what he is reporting there so we will see how he is tomorrow. Kovacic’s feels slightly worse. Hopefully not too drastic, so we’ll s...
Chelsea given 7-day ultimatum to sign Kovacic
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Chelsea given 7-day ultimatum to sign Kovacic

Chelse are yet to have any discussions with Croatia international Mateo Kovacic after a season-long loan spell at Stamford Bridge from Real Madrid. Regardless, the Stamford Bridge outfit have been given 7 days to decide if they want to make any move for the player or not. In spite of the looming two-window transfer ban, the Blues have an option to sign Kovacic since he has already been registered at the club as a player. READ: Sarri to use Ronaldo as a striker However, they now have until July 1 to make the decision or he returns to Real Madrid where he appears to be surplus to requirements under Zinedine Zidane as they have eyes on Paul Pogba. The Blues are reportedly set to appoint Frank Lampard as the new boss but it remains to be seen if the Englishman will be interested in...
Hazard reportedly agrees terms with Real Madrid
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Hazard reportedly agrees terms with Real Madrid

Reports suggest that Real Madrid have agreed terms with Chelsea's talismanic attacker Eden Hazard in an attempt to sign him next season. According to Spanish radio, Onda Madrid, the flirtation between the player and the club in the course of the summer transfer window has finally paid off with the Los Blancos agreeing terms with the Belgian. Eden Hazard's current contract with Chelsea expires in 2020. Regardless, the Blues will not let the Belgium international leave Stamford Bridge without putting up a fight to retain him at Stamford Bridge. READ: Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not leave LA Galaxy for Milan Chelsea value Eden Hazard at €170m and this is a fee that the Santiago Bernabeu outfit, who are believed to be eyeing a part-exchange deal that includes Kovacic, will not be willi...