Pedro backs Chelsea teammate Diego Costa to rediscover goalscoring touch

Chelsea new boy Pedro has backed teammate Diego Costa to rediscover his scoring touch despite a quiet start to the 2015/16 campaign, the Daily Express reports. Costa has found the net just once so far this season, which is in stark contrast to the seven goals he had under his belt at the same stage last term. However, the former Barcelona winger believes it will only be a matter of time before his compatriot starts scoring again on a regular basis. “He’s missing a goal, but he’s in the right…

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Chelsea gossip: Fifth Stones bid planned, and Pogba is still keen to leave Juventus

Here is Sunday’s news and gossip concerning Chelsea: The Blues are planning to make a fifth bid for Everton defender John Stones in January after failing to sign him in the summer, according to the Daily Mirror. The 21-year-old submitted a transfer request during the window, but will still cost around £40m. Chelsea target Paul Pogba wants to leave Juventus in January, but only after resolving an image rights issue with a former agent, the Daily Star report. The agent wants £25m from the player, but Pogba is prepared to go…

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FIFA 16 player rankings 30-21: Man United target tops Arsenal and Chelsea superstars

This week has seen the release of FIFA 16s player rankings for the upcoming release of the new title. We’ve already brought you the faces from 50 to 31, and now we’re getting down to the good stuff – here’s 30-21. 30. Diego Costa – Chelsea Rating: 86 He may have made an immediate impact at Stamford Bridge last term, but that’s still not been enough to propel him into the top 20. 29. Sergio Busquets – Barcelona Rating: 86 An industrious ranking for an industrious player, though he may…

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Diego Costa meets with Atletico president over possible Chelsea exit

Chelsea striker Diego Costa has sparked fears that he may be looking to leave the club with the Daily Express claiming that he met with Atletico Madrid president Miguel Angel Gil during the off season. Costa only joined the club last summer, but enjoyed a successful debut campaign in West London, bagging himself 20 goals in the league as they lifted both the title and the Capital One Cup. However, despite his good form and his popularity amongst the fans, the Spanish international apparently seems keen on making a return…

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Chelsea news: Players-plus-cash deal planned for Pogba, but Stones refuses to demand move

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Here is Sunday’s news and gossip concerning Chelsea: The Blues are planning to offer both Juan Cuadrado and Ramires in a bid to land Juventus talisman Paul Pogba, according to the Daily Star. The pair’s futures at Stamford Bridge appear to be very uncertain following the arrival of Barcelona winger Pedro. Chelsea’s hopes of landing Everton defender John Stones appear to have been a dealt a blow, after the Daily Star claimed that the 21-year-old does not plan to hand in a transfer request. Jose Mourinho plans to test the…

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Chelsea launch STUNNING all-black third kit for 2015/16

Chelsea have released the images depicting their third kit for the 2015/16 season featuring the likes of Diego Costa and Eden Hazard. The stunning new kit, designed by adidas, is in matte black with horizontal stripes along the front as well as stripes on the shoulder. Chelsea have already released their new home and away kits, and will be hoping that their new third kit will bring them some good luck after a disappointing opening to the campaign. READ MORE: Chelsea News and Gossip (Video) Pedro joins his new teammates…

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Jorge Mendes XI: Man United and Chelsea stars together in one ultra impressive team

With three of his players having already moved this summer, and at least another one eyeing a transfer before deadline day at the end of the month, it’s easy to see why Jorge Mendes has earned himself the moniker ‘Super Agent’. Below, we’ve mapped out an entire XI based around players on his books, and you know what? It’s not a bad looking squad at all. GK: David de Gea – Manchester United The Spanish international built up his reputation as a world class goalkeeper last season but has been…

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Chelsea gossip: Defender signs bumped five-year deal and Costa fit to take on City

Saturday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer rumour roundup. Former Chelsea defender Ashley Cole, 34, has had the last year of his contract with Roma terminated, The Guardian reports. The veteran star failed to make the impact that many had hoped for during his one season in the Italian capital. Jose Mourinho says Diego Costa has had no adverse reactions after playing the full 90 minutes of Chelsea’s draw with Swansea, the Daily Star reports. The striker suffered a hamstring problem during preseason and missed the Community Shield showdown with Arsenal…

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa parties in Ibiza nightclub after after disappointing Swans draw

Chelsea striker Diego Costa was pictured at a popular Ibiza nightclub on Sunday night after being given 48 hours off following the club’s 2-2 draw with Swansea City this weekend, The Independent reports. The Spaniard was rated doubtful for the season opener against the Swans with a recurrence of a hamstring injury that had caused him to miss the Community Shield seven days earlier as well as their final pre-season friendly with Fiorentina on Wednesday. The Blues played the majority of the second half of the Swansea game with only…

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(Images) Diego Costa trains ahead of Chelsea opener vs Swansea

Diego Costa could have given a huge clue that he will be in the squad to face Swansea after being snapped taking part in training on the eve of the club’s Premier League opener vs Swansea. The Spanish international had been rated doubtful ahead of the game with a recurrence of the hamstring problem that dogged him for much of last season. Scoring 20 goals in 26 appearances, the club will be hoping he’s able to be on firing form over the next nine months, starting with the clash vs…

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Chelsea gossip: Costa injury update and another starlet goes out on loan

Friday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer gossip. Radamel Falcao has hailed the ‘good atmosphere’ at his latest club, the Daily Star reports. The Colombian striker flopped at Manchester United last term but made a marquee loan move to Stamford Bridge this summer. Diego Costa has cast a major injury shadow over the start of Chelsea’s Premier League title defence, according to the Daily Mirror. Striker Costa will miss the beginning of the campaign this weekend thanks to his long-running hamstring problem, and boss Jose Mourinho admitted: “Costa is not ready.…

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Diego Costa confirms he will be fit for Chelsea’s Premier League opener vs Swansea

Diego Costa has given Chelsea a huge boost by declaring himself fit for the club’s Premier League opener against Swansea on Saturday, the Daily Express reports. The Spain international missed last weekend’s Community Shield defeat to Arsenal, during which Jose Mourinho gave a half to both Radamel Falcao and Loic Remy. Costa also sat out of the friendly defeat to Italian side Fiorentina earlier in the week as the club look to take precautions over aggravating the hamstring injury that hampered him last season. The Express claims that Blues boss…

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Chelsea news: Rahman agrees terms, but Mourinho says his transfer window is almost closed

Here is Wednesday’s news and gossip concerning Chelsea: The Blues are close to agreeing a deal to sign Augsburg left-back Baba Rahman, according to the Independent. The 21-year-old has reportedly agreed terms over a move, but the two clubs still need to agree a fee. The Premier League champions still plan to make a third bid for Everton defender John Stones, despite having two offers rejected, the Metro report. Chelsea plan to offer £30m for the England international. However, they could be the last names through the Stamford Bridge door…

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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 confirm Diego Costa and Gary Cahill are fit for Community Shield clash vs Arsenal

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has confirmed that key duo Diego Costa and Gary Cahill will be fit to line up against Arsenal in this weekend’s Community Shield showdown, the Daily Mail reports. Costa was rated doubtful for the game after reportedly aggravating a hamstring injury that had dogged him over the course of the previous campaign, while Cahill was contending with a possible broken nose sustained in the 2-2 draw with Barcelona on Wednesday night. With Costa limping off, and Cahill’s face gushing blood, both players appeared to be doubtful…

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa ran over and killed his own dog during Atletico Madrid days

Following on from the release of Diego Costa’s biography – “The Art of War” by Fran Guillen, a series of stories have emerged that fans previously weren’t aware of. Some are funny, some are weird and some a genuinely quite interesting, but one of the sadder tales has also reared its head. According to the Daily Mirror, the 26-year-old once accidentally killed his pet Yorkshire Terrier during his days with Atletico Madrid. As the story goes, Costa went out and bought himself the little dog, but one day when he…

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Chelsea gossip: Jose trades barbs with Mrs Benitez and Blues close in on starlet full-back

Wednesday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer gossip. Chelsea are targeting Galatasaray’s 22-year-old Brazilian defender Alex Telles as a replacement for Filipe Luis, 29, who has left to re-join Atletico Madrid, The Sun reports. The Blues had been linked with a move for Adbul Baba Rahman this summer, but could now switch their attentions towards the young Brazilian. Chelsea’s Egypt midfielder Mohamed Salah, 23, is set to complete a loan move to Italian side Roma, the Daily Mail reports. The Egyptian international has been on the verge of an exit from…

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Chelsea suffer double injury blow ahead of Community Shield clash with Arsenal

Chelsea are facing the prospect of heading into the Community Shield meeting with Arsenal this weekend without key first team men Gary Cahill and Diego Costa, according to the Daily Star. The annual curtain raiser for the Premier League is back on Sunday but the Blues face the prospect of going into the game without the duo, who both picked up injuries during the club’s 2-2 clash with Barcelona on Tuesday night in Washington DC. Spanish international, Costa, is believed to have aggravated an old hamstring complaint, while it is…

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Chelsea news: More competition for Isco’s signature, and Pedro set to snub Blues

Here is Saturday’s news and gossip concerning Chelsea: Chelsea will have to beat off competition from Manchester City, and now Arsenal if they wish to sign Real Madrid midfielder Isco, according to the Daily Express. The 23-year-old is expected to cost around £35m. The Blues look set to miss out on Barcelona winger Pedro, after the Daily Star suggested that he is on the verge of completing his move to Manchester United. The Spaniard will move to Old Trafford for £22.8m. The Premier League champions are expected to complete a…

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Chelsea unveil new BRIGHT WHITE away kit for 2015/16 season

Chelsea have revealed their new away strip for the 2015/16 season by unveiling an official image to become one of the last club’s in the top flight to do so. Modelled by Eden Hazard, Nemanja Matic, Diego Costa, Gary Cahill and Thibaut Courtois, the new poster sees them sporting the new strip, which is, unsurprisingly, understatedly loud. In contrast to recent years when the club have gone with a bold colour for their change strips, the club have kept in a similar vein but have kept it white rather than…

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Image leaked of Chelsea stars wearing NEW 2015/16 home kit

A picture has emerged on social media showing Chelsea stars Diego Costa, John Terry, Eden Hazard, Oscar and Thibaut Courtois wearing the new 2015/16 Chelsea home kit in an apparent mock up of a promotional poster. The Blues are to be one of the last Premier League clubs to reveal their new kit ahead of the new campaign, and rumours and leaks of the new shirt have been doing the rounds for weeks. And judging by the image below, this will either prove that the shirt looks as many had…

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Six key battles on the Premier League’s opening day that may shape the season

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Following the announcement of the 2015/16 Premier League fixture list, fans of the 20 clubs set to sit at the top table of English football next season will already be predicting how their campaign looks set to turn out. READ MORE: Arsenal man on verge of departure David De Gea delays Real Madrid move Chelsea target suggests move is complete The opening day will often set the tone for how the year will pan out, so all the managers will be desperate to see their side collect three points. Here…

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Chelsea star reportedly offered to Real Madrid, despite rejecting rumours of unhappiness

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A report in Spain has claimed that Chelsea’s top goalscorer Diego Costa has been offered to Real Madrid, despite the player denying claims he was unhappy at Stamford Bridge. READ MORE: Chelsea News and Goals The Daily Star have reported that the striker could be heading back to the city he left 12 months ago to join the Blues in a £32m move, however this time he would be heading to the Bernabeu, rather than back to his former club Atletico. The scarcely-believable rumour comes after the 26-year-old was forced to…

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Top ten players with the highest transfer values: surprise Premier League name makes the top two

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Now the season is over, many football fans will be excited at the prospect of the summer transfer window, hoping that their club can negotiate an absolute bargain that is going to propel them up the table. However, they will also be cautious to avoid splashing the cash on a player that will end up on the scrapheap in 12 months’ time, discarded as a flop. The Football Observatory have compiled a list that may give a better idea of the true value of the very best players from across the…

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Real Madrid plan sensational double swoop for Chelsea duo

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New Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez has taken little time to adjust to the Galatico way, as the former Chelsea boss has already plotted a sensational summer swoop for two of Stamford Bridge’s biggest stars. READ MORE: Chelsea Transfer Gossip According to The Telegraph, Benitez – who was unveiled as another ex-Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti’s replacement last week – has made Eden Hazard and Diego Costa two of his main targets for this window. While The Telegraph report that the Belgian magician signed a long-term deal in February, and so…

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