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Chelsea maintained their unbeaten start to the new Premier League season after Ross Barkley scored in added time to rescue a 2-2 draw against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.

Antonio Rudiger had earlier given the Blues a 21st minute lead before the visitors overturned the game with two goals from French striker Anthony Martial.

Chelsea (4-3-3):

Kepa Arribazalaga 6

The Spanish goalkeeper was powerless for the two goals he conceded.

Cesar Azpilicueta 6

He was reliable and dependable but didn’t offer much going forward.

Antonio Rudiger 7.5

The German international centre back gave Chelsea the lead with a bullet header.

David Luiz 7

Could have done better in the buildup to the second Manchester United goalkeeper goal. The Brazilian redeemed himself for the equaliser.

Marcos Alonso 5

He didn’t offer much going forward and was partly at fault for the Manchester United goals.

Jorginho 6

The Italian midfielder was subdued in comparison with previous games.

N’Golo Kante 7

He was denied a goal via a fantastic save from Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea.

Mateo Kovacic 6

The Croatian didn’t have much influence on the game.

Alvaro Morata 5

He didn’t justify his inclusion ahead of Olivier Giroud.

Eden Hazard 6

The in-form started well but faded badly in the second half.

Willian 6.5

Provided the assist for Rudiger’s goal.


Ross Barkley 6

Snatched a point for his side.

Pedro Rodriguez 5

Came on for Willian in the second half

Olivier Giroud 5

Little time to impress.

Manchester United (4-2-3-1):

David De Gea 7.5

Kept his side in the game

Ashley Young 6

Dealt well with the in-form Hazard

Chris Smalling 5.5

Not his best game for Manchester United

Victor Lindelof 6

The better of the two centre backs

Luke Shaw 7

The left-back maintained his superb form for the Red Devils this season.

Nemanja Matic 6.5

Did well to control himself in the tackles despite an early yellow card for a foul on Hazard.

Paul Pogba 7

He played better in the second half

Anthony Martial 9

Best player on the pitch. Took his goals well.

Marcus Rashford 7

Provided an assist for Martial’s second goal.

Romelu Lukaku 6

He was quiet in the first half but improved after the interval.


Alexis Sanchez 5

Had little time to impress

Andreas Pereira 5

Came on late in the second half

Ander Herrera 5

Came on to preserve the second half lead.

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Everton boss makes big claim of Chelsea loanne

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kurt zouma

Everton boss Marco Silva has Kurt Zouma for his performance at the club which has helped improve the team since his arrival.

Kurt Zouma is a Chelsea player who is on loan at the Toffees after he was unable to secure a regular playing time under manager Maurizio Sarri at the Stamford Bridge.

The French international defender has been consistent in his delivery which has made the Merseyside club consider shaving his signature on a permanent deal after the one-year deal is over.

The Everton boss is no doubt a big fan of Kurt Zouma after claiming to be pleased with his performance. Marco Silva, therefore, expressed delight to have taken the big decision to land the star player from the West London outfit on the last day of the market for a loan deal.

Marco Silva stated that Kurt Zouma has not only given a quality performance but he fits into the team as well as he always helps to recover quickly when he loses the ball.

However, the Everton boss stated that Kurt Zouma still has a lot to improve upon as he has got the quality to become a world-class player, noting that it will take time and more training to achieve that.

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Why Sarri ball is not working

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Maurizio Sarri

West London outfit Chelsea were again defeated in front of their fans at the Stamford Bridge on Monday night by Man United in the round of the FA Cup.

No thanks to Paul Pogba and Herrera who ensured they add more woes to the Blues boss Maurizio Sarri who is known to be under pressure especially after the initial 6-0 humiliation against Man City.

In his reaction, Paul Merson, football analyst stated that the pattern of the former Napoli boss is a lazy tactic and it will not work out in England as the West London outfit saw their fifth defeat in their last 10 games of the season across all competitions.

This has called for questioning over the tactics and playing style by the Italian boss who has ever won ay trophy as a manager in his history.

Paul Merson stated that the West London outfit have not got the money power to be able to spend big on defenders like Man City which is the reason why his style will not work out because his players have not got the ability to carry out the instructions.

He therefore hint that the Blues made the wrong choice because Maurizio Sarri had always employed the Sarri Ball style but has never won a title.

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What does Roman Abramovich’s silence mean?

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Roman Abramovich

It is still a surprise to many and former Chelsea striker Chris Sutton that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is yet to take a stand or make a statement on the fate of his club against what he is known for.

The West London outfit under manager Maurizio Sarri suffered their third humiliating defeat in five games which is known to be unacceptable to the club owner as speculations grow that the Italian boss could be called out of the Stamford Bridge.

Going by previous reactions of the Billionaire owner, it is expected that Maurizio Sarri would be sacked by now because he is known to be impatient to failure especially when all needed has been provided.

The Chelsea legend who expressed surprise at Abramovich’s silence stated that keeping Maurizio Sarri at the club will not be the best for the club because it is clear he has nothing to offer at the Stamford Bridge.

He noted that the Blues have now been ridiculed and will not have the opportunity of playing in the Champions League because they are fifth in the league table with the hope of breaking into the top four looking bleak.

However, the Blues are now left with the Carabao Cup to fight for against Man City but their chances are very slim.

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Why Chelsea fans might be wasting their time on Sarri

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English Premier League outfit Chelsea fans are most affected by the situations surrounding their team at the moment and they have begun reeling out their reaction on manager Maurizio Sarri, especially after their 2-0 defeat at the Stamford Bridge against Man United in the FA Cup on Monday night.

The fans were seen to have had chants against the Italian boss with others taking to the social media to blast him for his style of football which is not working but there might not be any need for that with the former Napoli boss making it clear that he does not care about all they say.

This is the third defeat suffered by the West London outfit in their last five games across all competitions and it is unacceptable to the fans who think they deserve better.

Maurizio Sarri has made it clear that he is only worried about the result and how to get his club back to winning ways not what the fans say as admits pressure to deliver.

However, there are fears over Maurizio Sarri’s future as it is unclear what would happen next with the Blues owner Roman Abramovic yet to take any stand on the matter.

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Sarri makes major confession after defeat to Chelsea

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Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has confessed he might not be having the support of his layers anymore after he was defeated 2-0 by Man United in the FA Cup on Monday night.

The defeat makes it the third defeat in their last five games and Maurizio Sarri can no longer boast of having the support of his players.

It would be recalled that the Italian boss had blasted the players, claiming that they were difficult to motivate in addition to slamming them for claims that they know nothing about his Sarr-Ball after the two defeats against Arsenal and Bournemouth reactively.

Suggestions are that the players could fight back and hurt the manager but he held peace talks with them and hoped he could get them back on tract but obviously, that has not happened.

However, the former Napoli boss said he does not really bother about the relationship between him and the players but he is only concerned about them playing better and getting a good result in games.

Maurizio Sarri, therefore, called on his team to improve so that the target this season can be met with the FA Cup already out of the way for the West Londoners.

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Chelsea claim has been rubbished by club chief for Luka Jovic

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Luka Jovic

The report that West London outfits Chelsea will be moving in for Bundesliga outfit Frankfurt star Luka Jovic has been dismissed with claims that the speculation is far from the truth.

It was claimed that the West London outfit have made an approach and are readying a £45 million bid so as to land the player in the coming summer transfer window.

However, Frankfurt director Fredi Bobic says there is no report as such, adding that they have not received any approach from any club for Luka Jovic and he continues to remain their player.

Luka Jovic is currently on loan at Benfica but it has now been made clear that he is needed at the German Bundesliga at the end of the season as they are not ready to part ways with him at the moment.

The club director stated that he was not scared when he saw the reports of approach for Luka Jovic but he was surprised because it was never true. He noted that all reports of approaches from Barcelona, Real Madrid, Chelsea and Juventus are all untrue.

However, the West London outfit are desperate to land new strikers as they are currently finding it difficult to win games.

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Zidane may hurt Real Madrid with latest decision

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Zinedine Zidane

There is no doubt that Spanish La Liga outfit Real Madrid will be hurt with the latest development coming from their former manager and player Zinedine Zidane.

Zinedine Zidane has had a sweet relationship with the Spanish side as a player and a manager having delivered two Champions League titles to the club of recent and the previous when he was a player.

But his latest decision could hurt the club following claims that he is now ready to take up the job at the West London outfit Chelsea but on the condition that the Blues will no longer release Belgium international Eden Hazard to his former side.

Meanwhile, Madrid have already had an agreement with the Belgium international to be at the Bernabeu next season as the replacement for Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo who left the club to Italian Serie A outfit Juventus.

According to reports, Zinedine Zidane is now ready to pick up the job at Chelsea on the condition that they keep Hazard, provide a £200 million transfer kitty for him to equip the team and also be a major part of the recruitment team.

This is coming as manager Maurizio Sarri’s job is being placed on the line after his side suffered a 6-0 defeat against Man City.

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What Olivier Giroud is saying ahead of United tie

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Olivier Giroud

West London outfit Chelsea will face Man United in the fifth round of the FA Cup amidst their inconsistent performance in recent weeks.

More to it is the fact that manager Maurizio Sarri is unsettled as his job is being liked away owing to the last 6-0 humiliation they suffered against Man City. The Italian boss is obviously under pressure to deliver.

French striker Olivier Giroud has therefore called on his teammates to rally round the Italian boss to ensure they secure a win in the game as he stresses that the season for the West London outfit is yet to be over.

The former Arsenal striker stated that he is used to the situation as he has had to deal with pressure his entire career noting that the secret behind overcoming is for the team to stick together and think collectively.

He noted that his side are not in the best position but that does not mean they do not have the chance to make it against the Red Devils.

However, a defeat for Chelsea will mean more troubles for the former Napoli manager who might be asked to leave as former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is reported to be ready o take up the job.

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Why Gonzalo Higuain could leave Chelsea earlier than expected

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Gonzalo Higuain

Having scored two goals in his few games in the Blue jersey, there are fears that Argentina international striker Gonzalo Higuain would leave the West London club, Chelsea, earlier than expected.

Gonzalo Higuain joined the London side on the last day of the January winter transfer window on a loan deal with the hope that he would be signed on a permanent deal at the end of the season as manager Maurizio Sarri has not hidden his love for the star man.

They have both worked together in the past which is a major reason why the move worked through and that is already being threatened with the speculations of a sack.

Suggestions are that the West London outfit would lose Gonzalo Higuain should Maurizio Sarri be sacked as it is not certain a new manager will have need of him.

The expectation that the West London outfit will have a lot of benefits to gain from Gonzalo Higuain who is known to be experienced and have won a number of titles would be cut short as long as Sarri is no more at the club.

Meanwhile, the Italian boss has led the Blues to suffer one of the most humiliating defeats in a long time after the 6-0 against Man City.

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How Madrid decision will help Chelsea summer business

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Mauro Icardi

The decision by Spanish La Liga outfit Real Madrid to step down from their pursuit of Italian Serie A outfit Inter Milan star player Mauro Icardi seem to be in the advantage of English Premier League outfit Chelsea.

Mauro Icardi has been on the radar of the West London outfit over the last months and was expected to join the Stamford Bridge in the last January winter transfer window but he rejected the move with the hope that he would be moving to the Spanish side.

Real Madrid were initially reported to be keen on the star striker but they have now dropped from the race which gives Chelsea the hope to now return for a bid for the star player.

The West London outfit will be more positive this time around knowing that Mauro Icardi is now unsettled at the club and will likely seek a move away in the coming summer window.

Mauro Icardi was stripped of the captaincy by the San Siro outfit which made him drop from the first team as a result of an ongoing contract issue he has with the club.

However, the Blues are expected to make a move for Mauro Icardi but there could be a disagreement in the personal terms for the player.

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