Premier League preview: West Brom vs Chelsea – Mourinho looking to get first win under his belt

Having made a disappointing start to the defence of their title, Chelsea will be desperate to pick up their first win of the season against West Bromwich Albion, another side with just one point from a possible six. The hosts did at least respond to their poor opening showing against Manchester City by keeping a clean sheet and finishing all square away to Watford in their previous match, but it was a performance that lacked inspiration going forward. Indeed, boss Tony Pulis’ decision to change both his centre-backs for the game at Vicarage…

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How Chelsea will line up this season starring Baba Rahman, Pedro and potential new boy John Stones

Chelsea are expecting a late flurry of activity during the transfer window after seeing their disappointing start to their title defence knock them back a peg or two. Perhaps it’s naive to go into a new season with a largely similar squad, as it is notoriously difficult to retain a championship as a number of off field transgressions have highlighted that not all is right at Stamford Bridge. The Blues have managed to bring in two players already this summer in the way of Abdul Baba Rahman and Pedro, who…

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Chelsea gossip: Willian to be axed following Pedro arrival and SECOND left-back targeted

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Thursday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer rumour roundup. Telephone conversations with Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho and midfielder Cesc Fabregas persuaded Barcelona forward Pedro, 28, to snub long-standing interest from Manchester United and move instead to Stamford Bridge, The Guardian reports. The Daily Express also claims that Fabregas’s partner, Daniella Semaan, sold London to Carolina Martin, Pedro’s wife, to persuade the Spain international to join the Blues. With Pedro’s arrival imminent, Chelsea have offered Brazil midfielder Willian to Bayern Munich and Paris St-Germain, the Metro reports. The 27-year-old has not impressed…

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(Video) Abdul Baba Rahman gives first interview as a Chelsea player

New Chelsea star Abdul Baba Rahman has given his first interview since signing for the club this summer. Having completed his £14m move for Bundesliga side Augsburg this week, the young defender will now take the number 17 shirt at Stamford Bridge and compete with Cesar Azpilicueta for the left-back slot now that Felipe Luis has returned to Atletico Madrid. See the Ghanaian international’s first interview with his new club below… READ MORE: Chelsea News and Rumours Gary Neville claims John Terry is far from done at Chelsea despite being…

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Chelsea gossip: Abramovic makes £50m transfer war chest available and targets Atletico wide man

Tuesday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer rumour roundup. Chelsea have made a new £30m bid for Everton defender John Stones, 21, but may have to increase that by a further £10m to sign the England international, the Daily Telegraph reports. But Everton have told The Blues they will need to make Stones the Premier League’s most expensive defender if they wanted to bring him on board. In addition to Stones, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho will be given funds by Russian owner Roman Abramovich to bring in two other top players…

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Chelsea close in on new signing as defensive target passes medical

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Chelsea are on the verge of making their third signing of the summer as Augsburg full-back Adbul Baba Rahman has reportedly completed his medical ahead of a £21m move, according to the Daily Express. Having re-sold Felipe Luis back to Atletico Madrid earlier in the summer (via Daily Mail) The Blues have been on the look out for more cover in their wide defensive areas. The Express report that Jose Mourinho highlighted his need to bring in a replacement for the Brazilian last week, and that was backed up by…

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Chelsea gossip: Stones deal not happening but Ghanaian international set to sign

Tuesday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer rumour gossip. Everton will turn down Chelsea’s offer of £30m for England defender John Stones, 20, according to the Daily Mail. Everton do not wish to sell Stones and are hopeful the England under-21 star won’t push for a move either. Chelsea are set to sign Augsburg left-back Baba Rahman, 21, in a deal that could be worth up to £21.7m, the Daily Express reports. The Ghanaian international has been on the verge of a move to Stamford Bridge for weeks, and now could…

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Chelsea gossip: TWO left-backs incoming and Costa set for Community Shield start

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Saturday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer rumours. Chelsea have agreed a fee of £17.6m to sign 21-year-old Augsburg left-back Baba Rahman, according to BildSport. The Blues are in need of a replacement for Felipe Luis, who rejoined Atletico Madrid earlier in the week. However, Alex Telles’ agent has reportedly confirmed that the Galatasaray defender could make a transfer move to Chelsea, according to the Metro. The 22-year-old has been strongly linked with a move to Stamford Bridge this summer. Jose Mourinho is set to risk Diego Costa at Wembley –…

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Chelsea agree deal to sign €25m full-back Adbul Baba Rahman

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Chelsea have reportedly agreed a deal to sign highly-rated Augsburg full-back Abdul Baba Rahman for a fee of around €25m, according to the Metro. The club re-sold Brazilian star Felipe Luis back to Atletico Madrid earlier this week (via Daily Mail), prompting Jose Mourinho to splash the cash on the Ghanaian left-back as a replacement. And now, according to German publication SportBild Mourinho has moved quickly to spend the £15.8m he received for the Brazil international to bring Rahman to Stamford Bridge. The Metro state that the 21-year-old is one…

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Chelsea gossip: Young full-back set to sign and Hazard backed to life Ballon d’Or

Tuesday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer rumours. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes the leadership qualities of 24-year-old forward Eden Hazard make him a candidate to captain the Blues, the London Evening Standard reports. Mourinho also said he regards Hazard as a better player than Real Madrid’s Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo, 30, The Times reports. Mourinho believes the Belgian outplayed Ronaldo last term. Chelsea are close to signing Galatasaray left-back Alex Telles, according to the Metro. The Blues are looking for a replacement for Filipe Luis after all but agreeing…

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Chelsea gossip: Young full-back expected to sign and Mourinho takes De Bruyne swipe

Friday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer rumours. Augsburg full-back Abdul Baba Rahman is set to complete his move to Chelsea early next week, according to the Metro. With Felipe Luis nearing closer to a return to Atletico Madrid, Jose Mourinho is keen to bring in a replacement. Jose Mourinho has claimed £60million Manchester City target Kevin De Bruyne could not handle the pressure of playing for Chelsea, writes the Daily Mirror. The Wolfsburg winger, 24, was sold by Mourinho in January 2014, but will become the most expensive British transfer…

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Chelsea on the verge of completing move for STARLET international defender

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Premier League champions Chelsea are reported to be close to completing the signing of Augsburg youngster Abdul Baba Rahman, according to the Metro. The Blues have been linked with the Ghanaian youngster for some time now, but Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio is reporting that a deal is now close to being agreed. The 21-year-old has been on the radars of a number of top clubs already, but with Chelsea having sold Felipe Luis back to Atletico Madrid earlier this week, Jose Mourinho is ready to complete the deal to…

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Chelsea rumours: Everton defender interested in move, while talks held over Axel Witsel

Here is Tuesday’s news and gossip concerning Chelsea: John Stones wants to join Chelsea this summer, after the Premier League champions had a £20m bid turned down by the Toffees, the Independent report. The 21-year-old believes he will further his career at Stamford Bridge. The former agent of Zenit St Petersburg midfielder Axel Witsel has revealed that the player is in talks over a move to join Jose Mourinho’s side, the Metro report. The Metro suggest that should the Blues put in a bid worth £22.9m, the player will be…

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Chelsea ready to make bid for exciting young defender as full-back heads for exit

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Chelsea look set to quickly respond to the imminent loss of Filipe Luis, by making an offer for Augsburg full-back Baba Rahman, the Daily Express report. According to the Express, the 29-year-old is closing in on a return to Atletico Madrid after a difficult year at Stamford Bridge where he struggled to hold down a place in the side, with Cesar Azpilicueta being preferred. However, Jose Mourinho seems unlikely to mourn the loss of Luis, as he has already lined up his replacement in Rahman. The Augsburg man has enjoyed…

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Chelsea gossip: Blues to SHARE Wembley with Spurs and fresh Stones bids expected

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Sunday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer rumours. Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has warned Everton he will not stop bidding for England defender John Stones, 21, despite having one £20m offer rejected, the Daily Mirror reports. The Blues made an offer for the England international on Friday, only to see it knocked back. Mourinho says his Premier League-winning team does not need major surgery although he has told his players they will have to perform even better than they did last season, the Observer reports. Much of Mourinho’s transfer dealings may…

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Chelsea close in on Abdul Baba Rahman as he wants to live in London

Chelsea are believed to be close to sealing a deal to sign young left-back Abdul Baba Rahman as he would reportedly prefer to live in London rather than Rome, according to the Metro. The Blues have been linked with a move for the Augsburg starlet several time over the past month, as Jose Mourinho searches for a replacement for flop Brazil international Felipe Luis, but as yet no deal has been done. Italian giants Roma have also been taking him under consideration, but with Felipe Luis rumoured to be closing…

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Analysing Chelsea’s five BIGGEST summer transfer targets:

Chelsea are usually big movers in the transfer window, and this summer will be no different. Having already brought in three new faces this summer, it won’t be long before the Blues move for more. With that in mind, we’re analysing the five player’s they’re most prominently linked with to decide whether they’re likely to go ahead and if they’d be good moves. Charles Aranguiz Currently plying his trade in Brazil with Internacional, the Chilean midfielder has seen his name linked with a move to Premier League duo Chelsea and…

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