Spanish exodus at Chelsea

A couple of Spanish players could be on their way out at Chelsea this summer, according to the latest reports. Blues forward Pedro has revealed that he has held initial talks with Barcelona regarding a possible return to the Catalan club after only one season in the Premier League. The 28-year-old joined the Blues in a £22 million move last summer but failed to impress during his debut season in the English top fligt. “Hopefully (I can return to Barcelona) but I know it’s hard,” Pedro told beIN Sports, via Sky…

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Chelsea star panned for his performance

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Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas was panned on Twitter for his dismal performance in Spain’s 1-0 win over the Czech Republic in Euro Cup today. The Spaniard midfielder, who was deployed behind Alvaro Morata by coach Vincente Del Bosque, failed to influence the game during his time on the pitch. Cesc Fabregas made way for Thiago Alcantara in the 70th minute of the game, and the La Roja broke the deadlock in the game through Gerard Pique’s header with three minutes left in the normal time. The following Tweet perfectly depicts…

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Four Premier League stars in top 10 players with most assists since 2012/2013

Mesut Ozil is leading the way this season with 18 assists in the Premier League. The German playmaker even leads all players in the five biggest European competitions (England, Italy, Spain, Germany, France). The Arsenal star is also featured in Europe’s top ten assists leaders since the 2012/2013 season, together with three other current Premier League playmakers (via OptaJean). 10. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (PSG) – 38 The Swede is proving that these days strikers are more than goalscorers. Ibrahimovic has scored a leading 32 league goals this season, but has also…

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Aston Villa vs Chelsea – Premier League preview and team news

As Aston Villa’s relegation edges ever closer to being confirmed, their latest outing on their slow descent to Championship sees them take on a Chelsea side that have also suffered a season to forget as they lie in mid-table obscurity. Having the better of the first half at Swansea City in their previous game came as scant consolation for Villa as the chances that came their way were all passed up before a goalkeeping error from Brad Guzan led to them conceding the decisive goal shortly after the break. That…

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Norwich vs Chelsea – Premier League preview and team news

Two sides at opposite ends of the Premier League form table meet in East Anglia as Norwich City aim to end a run of seven games without a win against Chelsea, who have not any of their last 14 domestic matches. Clean sheets have proved exceptionally hard to come by for Norwich, and they were just minutes away from earning the one they set out to achieve at Leicester City on Saturday, limiting the leaders to half-chances right up until they were undone by a dangerous cross just a minute…

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Belgians and Chelsea rule Premier League’s most valuable XI

The winter transfer market is nearing its close. Some Premier League teams made a couple of moves, while others seem to be happy with their current squad. Big names usually don’t change teams during January. Therefore, we’ll be looking at the highest rated XI in the Premier League, using a 4-3-3 formation. Note: it’s never easy to put an accurate market value on a player, but Transfermarkt does a pretty good job at it. KEEPER No matter what formation we use, Thibaut Courtois is our goalkeeper. The Chelsea man is rated at…

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Tottenham vs Chelsea – Premier League preview and team news

Tottenham have the chance to set a new club record of 13 Premier League games unbeaten when they take on a Chelsea side which is determined to string together their third successive win in all competitions. The home side come into this having played away in Azerbaijan in the Europa League as recently as Thursday evening, but the momentum with which they are playing at present means they are unlikely to be hampered by such a quick turnaround. Striker Harry Kane also seems to have regained his red hot goalscoring…

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Maccabi Tel-Aviv vs Chelsea – Match preview and team news

Chelsea could secure their place in the knockout stages of the Champions League if they manage to take three points from their long trip to Israel to face Maccabi Tel-Aviv, who have lost all four of their matches so far. Victory over Dynamo Kiev in their last European outing was crucial for Jose Mourinho and his team, however nervy it may have been, with yet another marvellous free-kick from Willian proving to be the winner after they had been pegged back to 1-1 having been forced on to the defensive…

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Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas slapped with six-month driving ban

Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas has been hit with a six-month driving ban after being caught speeding, the Daily Mirror reports. The former Arsenal man was clocked speeding at 110mph on the A3 through Surrey by a speed camera toting police officer and on Friday Fabregas pleaded guilty to exceeding the 50mph limit at Guildford Magistrates’ Court (via Get Surrey). Fabregas was reported to be driving metallic green Aston Martin Vantage, and was ordered to pay £2,560, made up of a £1,000 fine, £625 in court costs, £840 to the analyst…

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Chelsea news: Trio could be axed for Champions League tie, and banter banned from training ground

Here is Tuesday’s news and gossip concerning Chelsea: Branislav Ivanovic, Cesc Fabregas, and Diego Costa are all set to be axed for the Blues’ Champions League group stage opener with Maccabi Tel Aviv, according to the Daily Express. The trio are set to be punished for the side’s poor start to the campaign, with Baba Rahman, and one of either Radamel Falcao and Loic Remy being possible replacements. Jose Mourinho has taken the bizarre step to ban players from joking around on the training ground as the club try to…

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Jose Mourinho set to drop out-of-form trio for Chelsea’s Champions League opener

Jose Mourinho appears to have lost his patience with some of the stars that took Chelsea to the Premier League title last season, as the Daily Express report that Branislav Ivanovic, Cesc Fabregas, and Diego Costa are all set to be dropped for the Blues’ Champions League group stage opener with Maccabi Tel Aviv. Like the rest of the team, the trio have struggled for form during this season. Ivanovic has been a part of the leakiest defence in the Premier League – no side in the top flight has…

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REVEALED: The Premier League’s ten highest paid players: Man United star blows away Mesut Ozil and Sergio Aguero

A recent piece in the Daily Mail has revealed the ten highest paid players currently plying their trade in the Premier League. All the names involved are as you’d expect, and there are no major surprises, though it may surprise a few to learn exactly which one player is earning the most ahead of some serious talent, that are not only in better form, but just sheer better players, too. See who’s earning the most below, all estimated figures pre-tax. Sums may vary according to bonus payments. 10. John Terry…

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Chelsea predicted line-up vs Everton: Thibaut Courtois to miss clash through injury

After the start they made to the new season, Chelsea would have probably been quite grateful for the international break, as it allowed Jose Mourinho the time to assess how the Blues are going to get their Premier League title defence off and running. Three points on Saturday is arguably a must, even at this early stage of the season, but the Toffees will fancy their chances, especially if they can keep things tight at the back, as the champions have conceded at least two goals in everyone of their…

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Top 10 highest paid players: Man United man tops the list, while Chelsea star sits fourth

While a player’s success is often dependent on whether they manage to justify the transfer fee that was paid to bring them to their respective clubs, their lucrative contracts can also provide an insight into whether they can be considered a success or a big-money flop. The Daily Mail have reported the eye-watering wages of the top ten highest paid players in the Premier League, which is unsurprisingly made up solely of stars from sides that finished in the top four last season. Here is the top ten: 10. John…

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FIFA 16 player ratings 20-1: Former Man United, Chelsea and Liverpool stars keep Eden Hazard out of top five

The FIFA 16 ratings for the very best players in the world have been released this week, and having gone from 50-21, here is the list that everyone has been waiting for, the top 20 players in the world: 20. Philipp Lahm  The Bayern Munich man continues to guide the Bundesliga side to success, and was the captain as Germany went on to win last year’s World Cup. 19. Luka Modric  For all their attacking flair, it is the control and consistency that the former Tottenham man has brought that…

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

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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Chelsea ace Cesc Fabregas says he still loves Arsenal and always will

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has told Arsenal fans that their booing and jeering doesn’t bother him because he will always love the club as he prepares to encounter them again this weekend in the Community Shield, the Daily Star reports. Fabregas endured somewhat of a mixed response in April, when he returned to The Emirates Stadium for the first time since first leaving for Barcelona back in 2011. Many had hoped he would return to the club last summer, but he ended up joining Chelsea instead. The 28-year-old knows he…

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Former Arsenal man convinces Pedro to SNUB Gunners and JOIN Chelsea

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Former Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas has not done himself any favours when it comes to endearing himself to the crowds that used to cheer his name. Firstly, he joined Chelsea, and now he has reportedly convinced one of their transfer targets to snub an Emirates switch, and instead move to Stamford Bridge. READ MORE: Arsenal Gossip Arsenal to beat Premier League rivals to signature of Ligue 1 star (Image) Arsenal fan gets ABSOLUTELY MENTAL Arsene Wenger tattoo According to the Metro, his former Barcelona teammate Pedro was considering his future…

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Top ten football traitors as Petr Cech leaves Chelsea for London rivals

Despite being considered a legend at Stamford Bridge for more than a decade, Petr Cech has had to ask Chelsea fans to understand his decision to move across London to join Arsenal (via Daily Mirror). READ MORE: Arsenal News and Gossip Former Arsenal flop DEMANDS helicopter and private beach in failed transfer (Video) Petr Cech holds first Arsenal interview since move The 33-year-old has been between the sticks for many of the greatest occasions in the club’s history, nevertheless he may be expecting boos when his old side and his current…

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Ten UNSTOPPABLE players Manchester United ALMOST signed: including Liverpool legend and Gareth Bale

Despite Manchester United’s two seasons without a trophy, they remain the most successful side since the beginning of the Premier League, so understandably, they remain linked with some of the finest players in the game today. The latest names in the frame are Sergio Ramos and Bastian Schweinsteiger (via BBC Sport). READ MORE: Manchester United News and Gossip Atletico Madrid keen on Man United outcast Manchester United plot four man £150m summer overhaul However, should neither the Real Madrid defender or the Bayern Munich stalwart move to Old Trafford, they will…

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(Video) Former Arsenal star Alex Hleb BLANKS ex-teammate Cesc Fabregas

Former Arsenal midfielder Alexandr Hleb may not have featured for the club for a few years now, but has endeared himself to the club’s supporters all over again following this weekend’s clash between Spain and Belarus. READ MORE: Arsenal Transfer Rumours Arsene Wenger’s worst ever XI Lining up for Belarus this weekend, Hleb was pleased to see a number of his former Barcelona colleagues in the opposition, and greeted them gleefully in the tunnel. All except for Cesc Fabregas. Hleb spent three happy years with the Gunners between 2005 and…

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Top ten Premier League players of the season: including four Chelsea stars

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Here is a look at the top ten players in the Premier League, as decided by The Telegraph. Unsurprisingly, Chelsea – who clinched their fourth title since the competition began in 1992 – dominate the list with four names. Meanwhile, a certain Tottenham man is the only name on the list to come from a club outside the top four. Here is the list in full:   10- Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) The little magician adapted wonderfully to being deployed slightly deeper in Arsenal’s midfield, and providing an experienced head to…

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