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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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The only reason why 25-Goal Nigeria-eligible striker will remain at Chelsea revealed

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Tammy Abraham

The West London outfit Chelsea are considering to have star striker Tammy Abraham remain at the Stamford Bridge in the coming season.

Tammy Abraham, who is eligible to play for Nigeria enjoyed a fine form in the just concluded season when he starred for championship side, Aston Villa.

Tammy Abraham was one of the best attackers in the championship last season as he delivered 25 goals to hand the hope of qualification to the English Premier League.

However, Tammy Abraham is only enjoying a loan spell at Aston Villa and there seem to be a call for him to return back to his parent Club.

The West London outfit are hit already with a transfer ban which may stop them from involving in the next to transfer windows. They, therefore, seek the return of some of their players as already hinted by manager Maurizio Sarri before the end of the just concluded season.

However, it is reported that Tammy Abraham would be asked to return if the club failed to win their appeal against the ban.

His performance at the championship has already given him the boost and attracted faith in him to deliver when he finally returns back to the Stamford Bridge.

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Manager confirms Chelsea, Man Utd and Arsenal £70m target is leaving

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Nicolas Pépé

The West London outfit Chelsea have been handed a major boost in their pursuit of French Ligue 1 outfit Lille star Nicolas Pepe.

This is after it was confirmed by his manager Christophe Galtier that Nicolas Pepe will be leaving the club now that the season has ended.

The blues team has been handed a transfer ban but they seek an upturn as they approach the Court of Arbitration to appeal the judgment given by the world football governing body.

Therefore, Christophe Galtier has hinted that Nicolas Pepe will be available in this summer transfer window after hinting that a number of Interest clubs are already bidding for his signature.

A number of top European clubs including, Man United, Arsenal and Spanish La Liga club Barcelona are also in the chase for Nicolas Pepe.

It has been suggested that the Star Player will come in to replace Belgium international Eden Hazard who is set to leave the club to join Spanish La Liga outfit Real Madrid after indicating interest to play under his football Idol and manager Zinedine Zidane.

Howbeit, West London outfit will wait for the decision of CAS to be able to know their next step for new additions in the summer transfer window.

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Done Deal!!! Chelsea star agrees major deal

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Olivier Giroud

The emerging report from France reveals that the West London outfit Chelsea have already agreed on a contract extension with their star striker and France International Olivier Giroud.

There have been lots of speculation over the future of the former Arsenal player especially after he complained about lack of playing time under manager Maurizio Sarri.

Although, the former Napoli boss has already refuted the claim that the former Arsenal player was granted little playing time, insisted that Olivier Giroud will be staying at the club.

The report of the move of the star striker has attracted a number of interest for his signature and it was earlier claimed that he had agreed to a deal with a French Ligue 1 outfit but latest development revealed that he has already agreed to a deal to remain at the Stamford Bridge for another year.

The Blues team have suffered lack of cutting edge especially in the just concluded season and it was expected that new players would be brought in but we the transfer ban, Chelsea will be left with no other option than to extend the contract of the former Arsenal man at the club.

However, report claims that Tammy Abraham will be returning to Stamford Bridge after his loan spell at the Championship outfit Aston Villa.

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Can Chelsea afford to keep Eden Hazard for another season?

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Eden Hazard

Belgium international Eden Hazard has been linked with a move away from the West London outfit Chelsea even before the end of the season.

It is claimed that he will be moving to the Spanish La Liga outfit Real Madrid ahead of the coming season but the West London outfit have been reluctant to release the star player.

While report claims that the West London outfit are seeking for 100 million euros to be able to release Eden Hazard, other reports claim that the Spanish La Liga side have already stepped forward with and it was rejected on two occasions because it was short of the required 100 million euros.

However, keeping Eden Hazard for another year remains a big risk for the Blues team because it might amount to losing him for free at the end of the day.

The major reason why Chelsea have refused to let go of Eden Hazard is that a transfer ban has been handed to the club for breaking the rules.

Chelsea are unsure of finding a replacement for Eden Hazard which is the reason why they are reluctant to let him go.

This, therefore, raises the question of if the Blues team will be ready to keep him for another year, knowing that he will be leaving the club for free at the end of the day.

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Chelsea to lose loanee in summer window

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There are fears that the West London outfit Chelsea could part ways with their impressive youngster Fikayo Tomori who is currently on loan at the Championship side County Derby.

As a result of his impressive performance, Fikayo Tomori has been able to attract a number of suitors to himself with his loan club Derby County also interested in keeping him on a permanent deal.

Celtic have emerged as the latest and biggest suitor for the Chelsea star and they are keen to lure him with an offer which includes playing regularly in the first team.

Fikayo Tomori has been very consistent with the Manager Frank Lampard’s team as he has started 53 games for Derby County in the 56 games across all competitions.

However, it is yet to be seen if the West London outfit will let go of the star player as they have already identified him as a major part of the club future.

A number of Blues players are currently on loan but it has been revealed that one or two will have to return back to the club to give more options to manager Jurgen Klopp knowing that he will not have the opportunity to bring in new players in the summer window as a result of the transfer ban.

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Done Deal!! Atletico Madrid conclude to land Chelsea star

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alvaro morata

Spanish La Liga outfit Atletico Madrid have decided to keep Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata at the club on a permanent basis after a 6-month loan spell already spent at the club.

The West London outfit Chelsea had sent the former Real Madrid forward out on loan after he failed to impress in the manager Maurizio Sarri team. He was immediately replaced by Argentina international Gonzalo Higuain who joined the Stamford Bridge from the Italian Serie A outfit Juventus.

Alvaro Morata who was less of performance at the Stamford Bridge seems to have found his mojo in the Spanish capital as Atletico Madrid are keen to keep him at the club on a permanent deal having had the option in the loan deal.

Atletico Madrid have arrived at the decision with fears that they could part ways with Antonie Griezmann who could be on his way to Real Madrid or Barcelona as soon as the summer window is opened.

However, it is suggested that Alvaro Morata failed to adapt with life in England and the style of the English Premier League after struggling for two years.

It is, therefore, suggested that he would fit in the Atletico Madrid team which already seems like home to him.

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Chelsea legend linked with Sarri job makes incredible claim

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Frank Lampard

There is tension at the West London outfit over the future of manager Maurizio Sarri ahead of the coming season with speculations that he could be sacked by Roman Abramovich, the club owner.

It has been reported that with the inconsistent result at the Stamford Bridge the Chelsea owner severally made attempts to sack the former Napoli boss but for unknown reasons, he has decided to cease fire.

Despite struggling, Maurizio Sarri has been able to secure a Champions League spot for the Blues team by managing to finish third in the Premier League table. He took the team to the Carabao Cup finals where he lost on penalties to Man City.

More to that is the fact that the Blues team will be playing in the Europa League finals against North London outfit Arsenal which is a major hope of landing a title this season.

However, it is reported that Roman Abramovich is still not comfortable with the sour relationship with Sarri and the fans which is the reason why he considers the club legend Frank Lampard for the job.

Frank Lampard who is doing a good job with Derby County has therefore reacted to the link as he claims he would not want to talk about any move to Chelsea despite his love and respect for the club. He insisted that he would remain with his Championship side.

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Chelsea make U-turn on Gonzalo Higuain

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Gonzalo Higuain

The decision by the West London outfit Chelsea to land Gonzalo Higuain a permanent stay at the club has been changed with reports claiming that the Blues will not seek to activate the £31.6 million buy clause in his loan deal.

The Argentina international joined the Blues team from the Italian Serie A outfit Juventus on a loan deal to help the team with their lack of cutting edge but that did not happen as he has failed to establish himself in the team.

Not minding the transfer ban on the team, reports according to Daily Mail claim that the West London outfit will no longer keep the player than necessary even if they will not be able to bring back Spanish striker Alvaro Morata to the team.

The reports add that the West London outfit have concluded to give France international Olivier Giroud a one-year contract extension as he is also considering a move away from the club.

It is therefore yet to be seen if Chelsea will be able to convince the World Cup winner into staying at the Stamford Bridge with suggestions that his mind might have been made up.

Meanwhile, the Blues team are hoping that the transfer ban on the team can be upturned before the summer window is opened.

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Deal close!! Chelsea win as Hudson Odoi is close to agreeing a 5-year-deal

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Hudson Odoi

The West London outfit Chelsea have emerged winner in this case as they have been able to convince England international youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi to remain at the club despite his wish to leave.

It has claimed that Callum Hudson-Odoi has now agreed to remain and would sign a five-year-deal at the Stamford Bridge and that is expected to put a final rest to the speculations surrounding his future.

Callum Hudson-Odoi has been linked to a number of top-sides but German Bundesliga outfit Bayern Munich have been keen on his signature as they have insisted on landing him in this summer window.

The Bundesliga outfit had submitted two different offers, according to reports but they were all rejected by the Blues team.

This forced manager Maurizio Sarri to hand Callum Hudson-Odio more playing time to be able to convince him of a future at the club and that seems to have worked with the play now agreeing to remain.

However, reports claim that the West London outfit have assured Callum Hudson-Odoi of regular playing time in the manager Maurizio Sarri team and that was the condition that was met before he accepted to put pen to paper for more years at the Stamford Bridge.

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Abramovich makes “Chelsea open to all” claim

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Roman Abramovich

West London outfit Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has reacted to the incessant anti-Semitism around the worlds by giving his own take on what his home ground looks like.

The Jewish billionaire has raised concern over the ugly development, noted that it would result in an uncontrollable hatred if not tackled in its early stage.

The Chelsea owner had made this claim after his team defeated MLS side New England Revolution by 3-0 in a friendly game held as part of the London club’s “Say No to Antisemitism campaign”

He noted that the game of football as a club owner is far beyond winning trophies but to ensure some positives in the community.

Roma Abramovich noted that the club has been created to welcome everyone, stressing that the diverse culture and religion is usually being celebrated at the Stamford Bridge as he urged all to ensure that the evil is stopped in the society.

However, the game also helped the Blues team to be in a competitive mood ahead of the highly anticipated Europa League finals against Arsenal later in the month.

Having managed to secure qualification to the Champions League with a top-four finish on the English Premier League table, Chelsea have got the Europa League as their chance of winning a title this season.

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