Sarri unsure if Kepa will start for Chelsea against Tottenham: We don’t want to kill him

Sarri unsure if Kepa will start for Chelsea against Tottenham: We don’t want to kill him 1

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is uncertain if Kepa Arrizabalaga will start Wednesday’s Premier League match against Tottenham Hotspur after the goalkeeper’s refusal to be substituted in their League Cup final defeat by Manchester City. Kepa Arrizabalaga refused to leave the field during the League Cup final despite being substituted by Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri. Photo: Carl Recine/Action Images via Reuters Chelsea fined Arrizabalaga a week’s pay, and he apologised. Sarri said the Spanish goalkeeper would be mentally ready if he is in the starting line-up for the clash at Stamford…

Read More

Maurizio Sarri: Kepa Arrizabalaga incident a ‘misunderstanding’, says Chelsea boss

Maurizio Sarri: Kepa Arrizabalaga incident a ‘misunderstanding’, says Chelsea boss 2

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri says the incident involving goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga in the Carabao Cup final was a “misunderstanding”. Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri says the incident involving goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga in the Carabao Cup final was a “misunderstanding”. The club record £71m signing appeared to defy the Italian’s attempt to substitute him in extra time before Manchester City won on penalties. Sarri appeared furious and walked down the tunnel before quickly returning. “I misunderstood the problem and only realised the situation when the doctor arrived at the bench,” he said. Related…

Read More

City won’t bulldoze Chelsea

City won’t bulldoze Chelsea 3

On Feb 23, 2019 12,909 0 Manchester City must forget their 6-0 drubbing of Chelsea earlier this month and cannot afford to be complacent against the London side when they face off in tomorrow’s League Cup football final, midfielder Bernardo Silva has said. Bernardo Silva Chelsea’s capitulation at the Etihad Stadium was their worst defeat in English Premier League history and the London club have dropped to sixth in the standings. Silva, however, said the recent result would not have a bearing on their next meeting at Wembley. “To be…

Read More

‘I’m not worried’: Under-fire Sarri doesn’t fear the sack

‘I’m not worried’: Under-fire Sarri doesn’t fear the sack 4

Maurizio Sarri insists he isn’t worried about being sacked as Chelsea manager despite his troubled side’s lacklustre FA Cup surrender against Manchester United. Maurizio Sarri Sarri faces a fight to save his job after FA Cup holders Chelsea crashed to a 2-0 fifth round defeat at Stamford Bridge on Monday. Ander Herrera headed United into the lead from Paul Pogba’s cross in the 31st minute. France star Pogba doubled United’s advantage on the stroke of halftime when he met Marcus Rashford’s cross with a diving header. Related Articles Sarri endured…

Read More

Maurizio Sarri: Chelsea boss says sorry after Man City rout

Maurizio Sarri: Chelsea boss says sorry after Man City rout 5

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri and captain Cesar Azpilicueta have both apologised after their side’s 6-0 defeat at Manchester City. Pep Guardiola’s Man City have scored 14 goals in five games against Maurizio Sarri sides – Napoli 2017-18, Chelsea 2018-19 City led 4-0 after 25 minutes as Chelsea lost their third straight away game, conceding 12 goals without reply. The Blues have now slipped to sixth in the Premier League table, below Arsenal on goal difference. “In the last three matches away we’ve played very badly so we need to say…

Read More

Manchester City humiliate Chelsea

Manchester City humiliate Chelsea 6

On Feb 11, 2019 9,084 1 Manchester City’s on-fire striker Sergio Aguero struck his second hat-trick in a week as the champions ruthlessly destroyed woeful Chelsea in a 6-0 win at The Etihad last night to return to the top of the Premier League. City and Liverpool are both on 65 points with City having the better goal difference although they have played one more game than their rivals. Third-placed Tottenham Hotspur, who beat Leicester City 3-1 earlier on yesterday, are five points behind. Aguero, who scored a hat-trick seven…

Read More

Eden Hazard: Chelsea midfielder ‘frustrates’ all his coaches but has no plans to change

Eden Hazard: Chelsea midfielder ‘frustrates’ all his coaches but has no plans to change 7

Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard says he “frustrates” all his managers because they think he needs to “do more” – but hints he will never change his ways. Eden Hazard has scored 12 goals in all competitions for Chelsea this season Belgium’s Hazard has scored 79 league goals under four permanent managers since his 2012 move to Stamford Bridge – Jose Mourinho, Guus Hiddink, Antonio Conte and current boss Maurizio Sarri. But the 28-year has frequently come under fire for his laid-back approach. “I didn’t just frustrate Conte,” Hazard told France…

Read More

Christian Pulisic: Chelsea sign Borussia Dortmund attacker for £58m

chelsea

On Jan 2, 2019 16,340 0 Chelsea have signed Borussia Dortmund attacker Christian Pulisic for 64m euros (£58m), but will loan the United States international back to the Bundesliga club until the end of the season. Chelsea have signed Borussia Dortmund attacker Christian Pulisic for 64m euros (£58m) “It was always Christian’s dream to play in the Premier League. That certainly has to do with his American background, and as a result we were unable to extend his contract,” says Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc. “Against this background, we have…

Read More

Raheem Sterling: Chelsea fans banned for alleged abuse of Manchester City forward

Raheem Sterling: Chelsea fans banned for alleged abuse of Manchester City forward 8

On Dec 11, 2018 17,805 0 Chelsea have suspended four people from attending matches while an investigation into the alleged racial abuse of Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling takes place. Sterling was allegedly racially abused during Manchester City’s defeat at Chelsea The incident involving the 24-year-old occurred during City’s 2-0 loss at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Chelsea are “fully supporting” an ongoing police investigation. A club statement said evidence of racist behaviour will result in “severe sanctions, including bans”. Related Articles “Chelsea Football Club finds all forms of discriminatory behaviour…

Read More

Giroud double helps Chelsea sink PAOK and top Europa League table

Giroud double helps Chelsea sink PAOK and top Europa League table 9

By Mike Henson |BBC Sport| Olivier Giroud scored twice as Chelsea saw off PAOK Salonika to secure top spot in Europa League Group L. Giroud has made four Premier League starts this season, with another six appearances off the bench The Frenchman curled home from Pedro’s pass before burying a volley from Cesc Fabregas’ lofted through ball to give the hosts a two-goal lead at the break. The Greek visitors had been down to 10 men since the seventh minute with Yevhen Khacheridi dismissed for diving in and denying Giroud…

Read More