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Champions League: Chelsea Handed Big Injury Boost Ahead Of Valencia Clash

Amuda Segun

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NGolo Kante

2012 champions Chelsea have received a big injury boost ahead of their opening game in the Champions League group stage this season.

Chelsea host Valencia at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night and they could have star midfielder N’Golo Kante for the game.

French international Kante is back in training to hand Chelsea a timely boost ahead of the Group H clash.

N’Golo Kante has missed the last three games in the Premier League because of a persistent ankle injury.

He was absent for the game between Chelsea and newly promoted side Norwich City which ended in a 3-2 away win for his team.

Kante also missed the disappointing 2-2 home draw with another newly promoted team Sheffield United.

The Frenchman was absent for the Wolves game at the weekend as Chelsea ran riot against their hosts.

Chelsea beat Wolves 5-2 in the week five clash in the Premier League to push the Midlands club into the relegation zone.

Nigerian-born England international Tammy Abraham was the star of the game for the Blues after he scored three goals to take his league rally to seven this season.

The 21-year-old is the joint topscorer alongside Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero.

Fikayo Tomori and Mason Mount scored the other goals for Chelsea.

I am Segun Amuda , Journalist at Thewistle.com. You can also find my articles here on topics related to Football. Outside Blogging, I have a keen interest in watching English Premier League Games. For any queries or issues related to articles on our website, kindly get in touch.

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Chelsea earn from another completed deal

Timothy Aiyeku

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English Premier League outfit Chelsea have earned the sum of £3 million from the transfer deal of Brazilian talent Nathan.

Nathan is not known at Chelsea because he has long been out on loan deals. He signed the player in 2015 from Atletico Paranaense after he impressed with Brazil’s youth teams. he lived in his shadow, and he could not beat the competition in the Chelsea team.

The Brazilian international has had loan spells at Vitesse, Amiens and Belenenses but they were all unsuccessful which forced him back to his homeland to join Mineiro on an initial season-long loan where he enjoyed little success. He is lucky to have his loan made permanent.

The Sun reports that the West London club splashed a £6.5 million price-tag for the now 24-year-old but was forced to take £3 million in order to part ways with the player.

The former Brazil youth international has scored five times in over 35 appearances for Mineiro to date.

While he could not give his best for Chelsea, there are hopes that he still has plenty to offer with time also at his advantage. Nathan is now 24 and can still establish himself in the Brazilian top-flight’s most dangerous attackers.

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What you do not know about Willian’s transfer speculation

Timothy Aiyeku

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Willian

Brazilian International Willian is already being linked away from Chelsea as issues of his contract extension is yet to be settled.

It is claimed that he would be leaving the Stamford Bridge this summer window with Chelsea hoping to cash in on him.

Man United and Arsenal, as well as other clubs in Europe, are reported to be jostling for the signature of the star player while he is still calm, looking forward to finishing the season on a good note.

What has been untold over Willian’s transfer speculation is the fact that he is not interested in leaving the West London outfit while Frank Lampard is still a big fan of the Brazilian and doesn’t want to see him out yet.

The Blues boss has now come out to state that he is still fighting hard to convince Willian on a new deal at the club.

Willian is insisting on a 3-year deal while Chelsea who are only ready to hand him 2 years because of the club’s policy on players who are more than 30 years of age.

Frank Lampard has made it clear that he will only be wishing Willian the best in his career if he eventually fails to agree with the club but efforts will be put in place to convince him for more years at the Stamford Bridge.

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Frank Lampard’s transfer decision that could cost Chelsea

Timothy Aiyeku

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English Premier League outfit Chelsea suffered a 3-2 defeat against West Ham in their North London derby and manager Frank Lampard is not taking it likely.

The defeat has now mounted pressure on the Blues who are on the verge of losing their Champions League spot to Man United.

Following the defeat, Chelsea are now placed in 4th position with just two points edge of Man United.

Frank Lampard has now been forced to make certain transfer decisions, one of which is to loan out goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Reports claim that Frank Lampard is unhappy with the inconsistency of the shot-stopper and would be sending him out on loan.

The Sun reports that Spanish La Liga outfit Sevilla are keen to have Kepa on loan while Chelsea will continue to pay part of his £150,000 wage.

Howbeit, Kepa Arrizabalaga is rated among the best goalkeepers in England despite his bad form at the moment.

Sending him out without a better replacement could cost Chelsea another season while the 25-year-old may decide not to return to the Stamford Bridge should he find life in Spain interesting.

Chelsea are hoping for a Champions League qualification and will need the best to execute the outing.

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EPL Clubs placed on Lionel Messi alert

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Lionel Messi

Emerging reports from Spain hints that Barcelona star Lionel Messi will be leaving the Nou Camp at the end of the season.

It is claimed that the Argentina international is unhappy with the media reports that fingered him as the man behind the sack of the club manager Valverde in January.

This, according to the report has forced the World best player to call off contract extension negotiations with the Catalans as he will be seeking to leave.

It is also claimed that Messi is angry over the lack of quality in the Barcelona team, a reason that may force them to lose the La Liga title to rivals Real Madrid.

This development has placed English Premier League clubs on alert as they will be seeking to land the star player.

Supposedly, clubs like Chelsea, Man City and Liverpool will not mind the idea of Lionel Messi in their team in the coming season.

However, Man City could have the advantage of the relationship between manager Pep Guardiola and the Argentine international. It is believed that Messi will seek to work with his former boss again.

Meanwhile, talks about Messi’s destination have not been made public as it is expected that Barcelona will hold talks with him to pacify and calm the situation.

Notwithstanding, Messi would be shaming critics who have come after him severally for not trying other leagues and teams like his rival, Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Antonio Conte to return to Chelsea for this player

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Emerging reports reveal that Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte is already making plans to snap up Emerson Palmieri from Chelsea with discussions between the two clubs already ongoing.

The Blues defender has not been a regular at Chelsea having had just 13 starts this season because he has not been favoured by manager Frank Lampard.

Emerson Palmieri has already hinted he could return to the Italian Serie A outfit after finding life uneasy in England with a reunion with Italian boss, Antonio Conte possible.

Conte is a big fan of the Chelsea defender and we will not forget that the Italian boss signed him to Chelsea in 2018 for a fee of £18 million. There are could still be a reunion between them.

The Inter Milan boss has been making efforts to rebuild the team and beat off competition from Juventus. He has, therefore, been busy with buys especially after securing Alexis Sanchez, Romelu Lukaku, and Christian Eriksen. He seems not to be stopping at that.

Should Antonio Conte succeed with a deal for Emerson Palmieri, he will be the second from Chelsea after Nigerian international Victor Moses. This will help him have familiar faces at the club to make the building of the team easy.

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Man City in line to sign Chelsea reject

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Nathan Ake

North London outfit Chelsea were unable to find a place for young defender Nathan Ake, hence had him sold to Bournemouth after a loan spell.

The rejected player seems to have become a demand for Man City as they are reported to be interested in landing him with talks already opened.

Since the exit of Vincent Kompany, Man City have not been finding it good with their defensive department and will be seeking for all options available to be able to compete and bounce back after losing the EPL title to Liverpool.

Nicolas Otamendi and John Stones have not been giving their best while an option of David Alaba from Bayern Munch is being threatened by his high age demand. The same applies to Napoli’s Kalidou Kalibaly whose transfer fee is also high.

Nathan Ake might be the best option for Man City with manager Pep Guardiola hoping to work with him, having watched him play.

Chelsea have got a buy-back clause on Nathan Ake but that may not be a threat to Man City who are desperate at the moment for a defender.

Nathan Ake could cost £40 million but Man City are positive that Bournemouth will be forced to beat it down if the player desires a move.

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Klopp raises alarm over Chelsea, United “coup” plan

Timothy Aiyeku

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Current English Premier League champions Liverpool are enjoying their reign and it would last until the coming season.

The Reds under manager Jurgen Klopp ended the 30-years wait after delivering the EPL title to the fans with seven games to spare. That is, of course, dominance and they have been taking a shot at it for the last two years.

However, manager Jurgen Klopp has raised an alarm that before now, it looked like his side and Man City were dominating but there are already efforts by Chelsea and United to overtake them.

The German boss stated that he expects a four-team race in the coming season, explaining that a team like Man United have made one or two signings and that has helped to bring the best out of the team. Chelsea have also confirmed two additions to their team and that will no doubt help to make them better.

Meanwhile, he hinted that his team will not be carried away with the praise showered on them for the success this season but they will work hard like other clubs to ensure they achieve as well.

Manager Jurgen Klopp is already making efforts to convince the club management to help equip his team in the summer transfer window so they can get better.

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Ed Woodward delivers damning Jadon Sancho ‘judgement’

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Jadon Sancho

It is no longer news that Man United are interested in the signature of Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho and are ready to make a bid for him.

The hindrance to a possible deal has been the price tag on the England international which the Red Devils are not willing to meet.

With an agreement not seeming possible between both clubs, it is claimed that United chief Ed Woodward is already making up his mind has pronounced a judgement on the matter.

According to The Express, the Man United chief is not willing to pay more than £50 million for the 20-year-old and already considering to forget a deal for him.

It is claimed that Chelsea and Brazilian International Willian has been fingered as an alternative to Jadon Sancho and could even be cheaper.

The Brazilian international is set to leave Chelsea and Man United could attempt to snap him up.

Chelsea are willing to keep the star winger but his request for a 3 years contract extension has been blatantly turned down for age factor.

However, owing to his quality, he could be of good help to the Red Devils for a few years and that is heavily been considered by Ed Woodward, according to reports.

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