UEFA President reveals plans of big change in UCL final allocation policy

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin has revealed that he intends to change the policy to select the venue for the UEFA Champions League final. While speaking at the Oxford University, Ceferin said that UCL finals should only be held at four-five biggest stadiums in Europe, such as Wembley Stadium. He said, via Daily Mail, “We had 62,000 tickets in Madrid and 980,000 requests. If we would play for example in Wembley, we would have 30,000 more [tickets]. “Probably that as a top, top, top event should be played only at the…

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Hazard to cost £88.5m, claims the latest report

Real Madrid and Chelsea have agreed over a transfer fee for Eden Hazard, according to the latest report from the Guardian. Famous football journalist Fabrizio Romano claims that the Spanish giants have agreed to pay £88.5m (€100m) plus add-ons to Chelsea for the services of the Belgian star. The report mentions that following an initial disagreement over the transfer fee, both clubs came to an understanding on Wednesday. Real Madrid have been in pursuit of Hazard for quite some time, and head-coach Zinedine Zidane is also a fan of the…

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Chelsea explain Sarri’s outburst

Earlier today, Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri stormed out of his side’s training session ahead of their Europa League final with Arsenal on Wednesday. The incident took place during a training session open to media in Baku, and it quickly went viral all over the internet. At first, many football fans assumed that the Italian’s reaction was due to Gonzalo Higuain and David Luiz coming to blows in training just minutes before. However, a Chelsea spokesperson has dismissed this story and has claimed that Sarri’s reaction was not down to any…

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Why Alvaro Morata is not the answer to Chelsea’s lack of goals

Back when at Real Madrid, he was the future of the Santiago Bernabeu, and indeed of Spanish football.  In 2012/13 he had made his breakthrough under Jose Mourinho, making regular appearances and even starting in el clasico, playing a key role in a 2-1 victory, and made 12 league appearances that year, netting twice. 2013/14 saw further progress, 23 league matches, scoring 8 goals as Carlo Ancelotti joined the club and Morata found his place in rotation with Karem Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Angel Di Maria and an emerging…

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Could John Terry really join Mourinho at United?

John Terry, Aston Villa

There have been suggestions recently that former Chelsea defender John Terry could turn down a move to Sporting Lisbon – or a return to Aston Villa – in favour of reuniting with former Blues boss Jose Mourinho at Man Utd. The suggestion – credited initially to Adrian Durham on talkSPORT – may seem somewhat silly on the surface of it, but dig a little deeper and there is certainly an argument to be made for it happening. Assuming there is any interest from the Portuguese manager (who counted Terry as…

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Who will win the Premier League 2018/19?

The FIFA World Cup is over, and now it’s time for some good-old club football. The Premier League 2018-19 season kicks off with Leicester City’s trip to Manchester United on 11th August. Football fans are eagerly waiting for the real action to begin and to see their favourite clubs fight it out for the Premier League trophy. It makes for an interesting season, and we expect a very interesting battle for the league and for top four places. Here’s a glimpse at top contenders and their chances of winning the…

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Five Premier League transfers to bet on in the summer window

Following the competition of the FIFA World Cup, one can expect a flurry of transfers in the coming weeks. The Premier League is bound to see the majority of the action as the transfer window closes early, 9 August, in England this summer. Therefore, clubs have around 20 days to sort out their transfer activity. Here, we are predicting five summer transfers that can earn you money in the betting market. Anthony Martial (Manchester United) There has been a lot of speculation about Anthony Martial’s future at United. The 22-year-old…

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Serie A rivals in pursuit of Chelsea star

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata have endured a disappointing debut season in Premier League, and it appears he will be leaving the West London club in the summer. Morata’s stature has certainly fallen following his struggles in Antonio Conte’s side this season, and in the latest setback, he failed to make Spain’s squad for World Cup. However, there are still suitors for him in the transfer market, especially in Italy. Juventus’ interest in their former player has been reported for some time. These rumours have gained momentum in last few hours…

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Chelsea’s search for new manager continues as Conte’s exit appears imminent

Chelsea lifted their first silverware of the season after claiming a 1-0 win over Manchester United in the FA Cup final on Sunday. However, it doesn’t appear that cup success will be enough for club manager Antonio Conte to save his job at the West London club. The rumour market is abuzz with various reports linking the FA Cup winners with various candidates to replace their Italian manager. The Daily Express has claimed that Conte could get the sack within next 48 hours. Conte is in the final year of his contract,…

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Manchester City ahead of the competition in pursuit of Serie A midfielder

Napoli midfielder Jorginho is attracting interests from multiple Premier League sides this summer, according to the latest report in the Daily Mirror. As per the report, Jorginho’s agent, Joao Santos, has confirmed on Radio station CRC in Brazil that the likes of Liverpool, Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea are interested in his client. The Mirror quotes him as saying: “I’m in Brazil, nobody called me from Naples, but English teams have called me, Liverpool, Manchester City, but also Arsenal and Chelsea.” However, the whole situation gets quite murky when you…

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FA Cup Final: Chelsea vs Manchester United – Betting Tips and Predictions

Premier League powerhouses Chelsea and Manchester will take on each other in the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. The last game of the season represents the opportunity to both sides to claim their first and only silverware of the season. The Blues will come into the final on the back of a terrible season. The West London side could only manage the fifth spot in the league table, and they will be playing in Europa League next season. There has been a lot of speculation regarding Conte’s…

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Mourinho looks for Premier League experience and more Manchester United news

If the latest transfer rumours are to be believed, Manchester United are planning to raid more than one of their Premier League rivals, this transfer window. According to the report from the Evening Standard, United are confident of signing Tottenham centre-back Toby Alderweireld this summer. The Belgian has reportedly refused to sign a new deal with Spurs, and it is believed that the North London side would consider selling him this summer. The Red Devils are willing to spend more than £40million on the 29-year-old. Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona…

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Chelsea battle with Arsenal in pursuit of midfielder

Chelsea’s pursuit of Nice midfielder Jean-Michael Seri is under threat as London-rivals Arsenal have also joined the race for the 26-year-old. Sky Sports claims that the Gunners have already held discussions with the representatives of Seri regarding a summer move. Arsenal’s director of football, Raul Sanllehi, is reportedly leading the negotiations for the Ivory Coast international. Sanllehi rates Seri highly and nearly signed him for Barcelona last summer. Reports suggest that the former Barcelona man still enjoys a good working relationship with Seri’s camp. However, Arsenal still have a long…

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Chelsea to sack Conte to sign star player, and more from Stamford Bridge

Chelsea are desperate to keep Eden Hazard at the club, and they are prepared to sack Antonio Conte to make it happen. Conte’s future at the West London club has already been a subject of speculation, and it looks very unlikely that the Italian will stay in his current job for another season. The Daily Telegraph claims that Hazard’s current situation has further helped Chelsea make up their mind about their Italian manager. Hazard reportedly has fallen out with Conte, and the report suggests that the arrival of an attack-minded…

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Newcastle United vs Chelsea – Betting Tips and Predictions

Chelsea will hope for a miracle when they make the trip to St James’ Park to face Newcastle United on Sunday. The Blues could only manage a 1-1 draw with Huddersfield Town during the midweek, and now they find themselves a couple of points behind fourth-placed Liverpool. Chelsea not only need a win over the Magpies on Sunday, but they also require Liverpool to lose at home against Brighton and Hove Albion. The Reds haven’t lost a home game at Anfield throughout the season, and we see a very little…

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Chelsea vs Huddersfield Town – Betting Tips and Predictions

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Chelsea are back in the race for top-four, and they will look to keep their winning run going when they host Huddersfield Town at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. The Blues have won their last four games in the league, and in their last game, they picked up a crucial 1-0 home win over Liverpool. They are currently placed fifth in the table with 69 points, and a win against the Terriers will put them level with the Reds. However, Chelsea don’t have their fate in their hands due to a poor…

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Jose Mourinho plans to raid former club, and more

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is planning a summer move for Chelsea star Willian, according to the latest report from the Mirror. Mourinho is a fan of the Brazilian from his days at the West London club, and he unsuccessfully tried to sign him last summer. He managed to bring Nemanja Matic to Old Trafford, but his move for Willian was thwarted by the Blues. Chelsea are reportedly looking to sign Anthony Martial from United in the summer, and it has provided Mourinho with an opportunity to involve Willian in a…

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Chelsea vs Liverpool – Betting Tips and Predictions

Liverpool have done exceptionally well in Europe this season, but uncertainty still looms large over their domestic campaign. Back-to-back draws against West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City haven’t helped, and now they face Chelsea in a crucial league encounter at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. The Blues have put themselves back in contention for top-four places after three consecutive wins in the league. Last weekend, the Blues claimed a 1-0 win at Swansea City. They are currently placed fifth in the league table with 66 points. A win over the Reds…

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Swansea City vs Chelsea – Betting Tips and Predictions

Chelsea still have outside chances of making top-four, and they must not drop points when they face Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday. The Blues occupy the fifth spot with 63 points, and they have a five-point gap to cover on fourth-placed Tottenham. Chelsea have picked up form in recent weeks, and they are on a three-game winning run in all competitions. Last weekend, they defeated Southampton to book their place in FA Cup final. One can assume that the confidence is high in the camp following recent…

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Chelsea to consider selling Batshuayi, plans made to sign midfielder

Chelsea could sell Michy Batshuayi to Borussia Dortmund in the summer, according to the latest report from the Evening Standard. However, the Blues are likely to demand more than £50m for the Belgian striker. Batshuayi is currently on loan at Dortmund, and the German club have admitted that they wish to convert the deal into a permanent one. The 24-year-old joined Chelsea in a £33.1m move from Marseille in the summer of 2016. However, his one-and-a-half seasons in West London were quite uneventful, and he never managed to get a foothold…

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Burnley vs Chelsea – Betting Tips and Predictions

Burnley have won their last five games in the league. Can they continue their winning run when they host Chelsea at Turf Moor on Thursday evening? The Clarets, who are seventh in the table with 52 points, are in pursuit of a European spot. Only two points separate them from the Arsenal in sixth, and a win on Thursday will see them move into the top six as the Gunners are not involved in action during the midweek. Last weekend, Burnley claimed a 2-1 home win over Leicester City –…

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Southampton vs Chelsea – Betting Tips and Predictions

Southampton showed a fighting spirit against Arsenal last weekend, but that was not enough to improve their position in the league table. Can they show further improvement and get something against Chelsea at St Mary’s Stadium on Saturday? The Saints are in desperate need of points and it might prove to be a perfect time for them to play the Blues. The visitors have won only one of their last five league games, and their hopes of a top-four finish are almost over. Meanwhile, the Saints are currently on a…

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Tottenham receive huge boost ahead of Chelsea clash

Tottenham have received a huge injury boost ahead of their all-important London derby with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. According to the latest murmurs on Twitter, star striker Harry Kane is expected to feature in Spurs’ matchday squad on Sunday. The England international had suffered a ligament injury in the league win over Bournemouth on March 11, and he was expected to be ruled out until mid-April. However, Alasdair Gold, Spurs correspondent for football.london, has claimed that Kane has made a quick recovery, and he is in the matchday…

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Chelsea vs Tottenham – Betting Tips and Predictions

In arguably the most important Premier League fixture this weekend, Chelsea will play hosts to Tottenham at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. The Blues have slipped out of the top-four in the recent weeks, and this is a must-win game for them if they want Champions League football next season. After back-to-back defeats to Manchester clubs in the league, Chelsea got back to winning ways with a 2-1 home win over Crystal Palace. Prior to the international break, the Blues also confirmed their spot in FA Cup last-four with an extra-time…

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Chelsea vs Crystal Palace – Betting Tips and Predictions

Chelsea are slipping behind in the race for top-four spots, and they must get back to the winning ways when they host Crystal Palace at Samford Bridge on Saturday. The Blues have lost four of their last five games in the league, and they come into this on the back of consecutive defeats to Manchester clubs. In the league, the Blues are placed fifth in the league table with 53 points. The current champions are already five points behind the top-four. However, they can make up some gap on their…

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