Chelsea striker, Olivier Giroud has debunked rumours that the Premier League reigning Champions are facing some internal crisis despite Manchester City defeat
The Frenchman stuck to his opinion that the players are in support of under-fire manager Antonio Conte who face a great risk of losing his job after his team’s 1-0 defeat to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.
Portugal international, Bernardo Silva’s lone strike was enough for City to pick up the maximum points at stake.
After Silva’s goal, the Premier League leaders became more confident with the ball on their feet, they thereby controlled the game without giving Chelsea any chance of getting back into the game.
The West London club didn’t have any shot on target as they were given limited space to cause any havoc.
Conte started both Giroud and Alvaro Morata on the substitute bench but the former Arsenal striker was brought into the game by Conte ahead of the Spain out-of-form striker.
Giroud 31, told reporters that Chelsea players share great affection toward one another and also to the Italian tactician.
Giroud joined Arsenal during January transfer deadline day for £18 million but his playing time for the Blues is not guaranteed as long as Conte remain the boss because the tactician prefers Morata in his starting lineup.
Giroud has failed to start in all the big matches played by the team since the move to Stamford Bridge.
When asked if he is happy with his bit-part role at the club, the striker says he is not too concern about it as he believes Conte will make a decision on who plays and who sits on the bench.
Chelsea Winger Reveals Why He Signed A New Contract
Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi has revealed the influence behind the decision to extend his contract at the club.
Callum Hudson-Odoi was seriously linked with a move away from Chelsea earlier in the year with the likes of German champions Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund before he signed a five-year contract extension until the end of the 2013/14 season.
The young Chelsea winger even tried to engineer a move away from Stamford Bridge by submitting a transfer request in January 2018 amidst the strong interest from Bayern Munich but Chelsea were adamant that the England international is not for sale despite the numerous bids made by the Bavarian giants.
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Callum Hudson-Odoi had less than a year left on his then Chelsea contract before he signed a new deal.
On the influence behind his new contract, Callum Hudson-Odoi said that new Blues boss Frank Lampard was a major catalyst and that it took just one conversation with him before he arrived at the decision to sign a new Chelsea deal.
Callum Hudson-Odoi recently returned to the Chelsea team after a lengthy absence as a result of the Achilles injury he sustained during a league game against Brighton and Hove Albion at the end of last season.
Inter Milan Swoop In To Sign Another Chelsea Striker
Italian Serie A outfit Inter Milan are plotting a January transfer for Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud who has found playing time hard to come by since Frank Lampard was appointed the Blues’ manager this summer.
According to the Daily Express, Inter Milan manager, Antonio Conte wants to sign Giroud when the transfer market is opened again in January for a knockdown fee of around £6m.
Olivier Giroud has a little over six months left on his contract at Chelsea and the French World Cup winner is not ready to wait for his contract to run down next summer.
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The French striker joined Chelsea from London rivals Arsenal at the start of last year in a deal reported to be around £18m.
He signed an 18-month Chelsea deal until this summer when he completed his transfer from Arsenal to Stamford Bridge before his Blues deal was extended by one year in the summer.
Giroud was an integral part of the Chelsea team that won the Europa League last season by beating former club Arsenal in the final and even scored one of the goals but the Frenchman has had to make do with a reduced role under new manager Frank Lampard.
Euro 2020: Chelsea Outcast Secures Top Spot For His Country
Forgotten Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud scored the winning goal for world champions France as they came from behind to beat Moldova and usurp Turkey at the top of Group H of the Euro 2020 qualifiers.
France suffered a little scare at home against the Moldovans but Chelsea outcast Giroud was able to bail his team out of that situation.
Vadim Rata had given Moldova a shock lead in the ninth minute after he pounced on the weak clearance from Barcelona center-back Clement Lenglet.
France had a lot of possession but struggled to break down the visitors until stand-in captain Raphael Varane equalised for the hosts just before the halftime whistle.
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Shortly before the game, France had found out about their qualification for Euro 2020 as a result of the goalless draw between hosts Turkey and France.
Despite their qualification news, France struggled to produce a performance worthy of a team that just secured a berth at Euro 2020.
France improved a bit after the halftime interval but had to wait till 11 minutes from time to bag the winner through Giroud who scored from the penalty spot after Everton left-back Lucas Digne was brought down in the box.
The win moved France two points clear at the top of Group H.
Nigerian-born Chelsea Player Nets First Goal For England
Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham continued his good form this season after he came off the substitutes’ bench to score his first goal for the Three Lions of England.
The Nigerian-born attacker had snubbed the Super Eagles of Nigeria to represent England competitively last month and things got better for him following his first England goal on his fourth appearance.
Tammy Abraham was one of the goalscorers as England thrashed Montenegro 7-0 at home to book their spot in the 2020 European Championships.
He came on as a second-half substitute for team captain and Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane before netting the last goal of the Group A game.
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Harry Kane scored three goals to take his tally to 11 goals at the top of the goalscoring charts alongside Eran Zahavi of Israel.
England maintain top spot in Group A ahead of Czech Republic though both teams are through to Euro 2020.
A point in their away game at Kosovo will guarantee England top spot.
Tammy Abraham has been in very good form for Chelsea who have won their last six games in the Premier League and are up to third spot on the league table.
He has scored 11 goals in all competitions including 10 Premier League games.
Man City Midfielder To Miss Chelsea Game For This Reason
Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva has been given a one-match ban for his racist tweet towards pal and teammate Benjamin Mendy.
His punishment was lenient as the Portuguese international was not aware of the racist implication in that tweet in addition to his impeccable past records.
Bernardo Silva could have been banned for at least six matches by the English FA.
In addition, the Portuguese midfielder was also fined to the tune of £64,000.
Bernardo Silva will now miss the upcoming Premier League clash with Chelsea in eight days’ time at the Etihad Stadium as a result of the FA verdict.
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The former AS Monaco player was on target for Manchester City at the weekend during the league trip to Anfield to face Premier League leaders Liverpool.
He scored the consolation goal for Manchester City as they were beaten 3-1 by hosts Liverpool in controversial manner through goals from Fabinho, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.
The win ensured that Bernardo Silva and Manchester City are now nine points adrift of leaders Liverpool After just 12 games in the league.
Manchester City have also dropped from second to fourth place as a result of the defeat at Liverpool having been usurped by Leicester City and Chelsea in second and third spot respectively.
How Barcelona Plan To Sign Another Chelsea Star Revealed
Five-time European champions Barcelona are said to be interested in signing Chelsea winger Willian ahead of the transfer market next summer.
According to Mundo Deportivo, the Catalan giants are eyeing a free transfer for Willian whose Chelsea contract ends next summer.
His contract ends at Chelsea when the current season draws to a close and Barcelona want to swoop for him on a free transfer afterward.
Barcelona had previously tried to sign the Brazilian international especially earlier in the winter transfer window in January this year.
The Spanish champions and rivals Atletico Madrid were keen on signing Willian in January but Chelsea were adamant that he’s not for sale.
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Paris Saint Germain (PSG) were also interested in the Brazilian international in the summer but he opted to spend the season as part of the revolution at Chelsea.
Willian had a very good season as he was part of the Brazilian squad that won the 2019 COPA America tournament on home soil in the summer.
His summer went from good to better after new Chelsea manager Frank Lampard handed him the jersey number 10 on the back of Eden Hazard’s move to Real Madrid.
Willian has been able to repay the faith in him by former Blues teammate and new Chelsea manager Frank Lampard.
Lampard Fault? Why Willian Could Leave Chelsea For Juventus Revealed
Chelsea winger Willian has been advised to join Italian Serie A champions Juventus from the Premier League giants.
The Brazilian international was told to leave Chelsea for Juventus by his former manager at Shakhtar Donetsk, Mircea Lucescu.
According to Mircea Lucescu, his style of play fits perfectly with the Old Lady.
Mircea Lucescu discussed Willian, Chelsea and Juventus in an exclusive interview with Italian news publication Tuttosport.
According to him, his Chelsea contract is coming to an end and the 31-year-old should consider a move to Juventus where he will link up with Maurizio Sarri.
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Italian tactician Sarri managed him at Chelsea last season and his Juventus side has been linked with a swoop for Willian who has less than a year left on his Blues’ deal.
Willian had previously been linked with major European clubs like Paris Saint Germain (PSG), Barcelona and Atletico Madrid but Chelsea were adamant that he’s not for sale.
Despite the short length of his remaining contract at Chelsea, Willian has emerged as a key player for new manager Frank Lampard as the Blues continue to impress in the Premier League.
Chelsea have won their last six games in the Premier League and are up to third position on the league table.
Arsenal, Chelsea Target Closing In On Wolves Move
AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie is closing in on a move to Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers according to the newest reports from the British media.
Franck Kessie is in his third season at seven-time champions AC Milan after joining the Rossoneri from fellow Italian Serie A outfit Atalanta.
According to Birmingham Mail, Wolves are edging closer to a January transfer for Frank Kessie.
It was revealed that the earlier reports claimed that the Midlands club had agreed on a move for the Ivorian international star since the summer but that is wide off the mark.
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Franck Kessie had previously been linked with the London duo of Arsenal and Chelsea.
The Ivorian midfielder was a transfer target for the two London clubs in the summer though the Blues were unable to make any transfer due to the FIFA ban.
Chelsea were handed a transfer ban for two windows after they were deemed to have breached rules about signing players under the age of 18 by world football’s governing body FIFA.
The West Londoners appealed to FIFA over the ruling but their appeal was thrown out thereby prompting them to take the case to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) with the ruling expected later this month.