Tuchel: No one wants to play against Chelsea in Champions League quarters

Thomas Tuchel believes no one wants to face Chelsea in the Champions League quarter-finals after the in-form Blues eliminated Atletico Madrid. Chelsea outclassed LaLiga leaders Atletico 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday to progress to the last eight 3-0 on aggregate. Hakim Ziyech and Emerson scored as Chelsea extended their unbeaten streak to 14 matches in all competitions, and 13 since Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard on January 26 – the longest undefeated start to a tenure by any Chelsea manager in history. Chelsea are yet to concede a goal in…

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Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane ‘wants Premier League move’

Real Madrid centre-back Raphael Varane is reportedly keen to try his hand in the Premier League amid speculation surrounding his Blancos future. The World Cup-winning Frenchman has entered the final 18 months of his deal with the La Liga champions, who are supposedly still confident of convincing him to sign a new deal. However, should Varane choose not to put pen fresh terms, Madrid would be expected to list him for transfer this summer rather than risk seeing him leave for nothing at the end of next season. Amid reported…

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Shaw and Solskjaer avoid FA action after post-match criticism of referee

Luke Shaw and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will not face action from the Football Assocation for their comments about referee Stuart Attwell after Manchester United’s 0-0 draw at Chelsea on Sunday. United felt hard done by in the first half at Stamford Bridge when the video assistant referee (VAR) brought to Attwell’s attention a possible handball by Callum Hudson-Odoi in his own penalty area. The incident occurred just before a tussle with Mason Greenwood, who subsequently also appeared to touch the ball with his arm. Attwell was advised to review Hudson-Odoi’s…

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Milan considering Tomori purchase from Chelsea as Pioli hails loanee

Milan technical director Paolo Maldini said the club are weighing up whether to sign Fikayo Tomori permanently from Premier League giants Chelsea. Tomori has impressed since arriving on loan in January, the 23-year-old’s impact highlighted by his starting berth at the expense of captain Alessio Romagnoli in Milan’s 2-1 win over Roma on Sunday. Milan have an option to buy Tomori at the end of the season – the fee reportedly in the region of £25million (€28m). Asked about Tomori’s future prior to Milan’s Serie A victory away to Roma,…

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Maguire determined to spoil Tuchel’s ‘great’ Chelsea start

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has been impressed by Thomas Tuchel’s work at Chelsea but is determined to “spoil” the Blues’ unbeaten run when the sides meet on Sunday. Chelsea have drawn two and won six of their eight matches in all competitions since Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard in the Stamford Bridge dugout on January 26, scoring 10 goals and conceding just twice. Tuchel’s men have moved to within six points of second-placed United, who enter the clash at Stamford Bridge on a club-record 19-game unbeaten streak on their travels…

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Simeone backs Suarez to use goalscoring ‘gift’ against Chelsea

Diego Simeone hopes Luis Suarez can use his goalscoring “gift” when Atletico Madrid face Chelsea in the Champions League on Tuesday. Suarez is enjoying a fine season with Atletico, scoring 16 goals in 24 games in all competitions since joining from Barcelona. However, he is without a goal or assist in four Champions League games this season. He has scored in each of his previous seven campaigns in the competition. Atletico coach Simeone said the Uruguayan provided his team with a huge boost. “For all competitions, not only the Champions…

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Breaking: Manchester United draw Liverpool in FA Cup fourth round

Manchester United will host bitter rivals and Premier League champions Liverpool in the fourth round of the FA Cup. Monday night’s draw pitched 12-times winners United into battle with Jurgen Klopp’s men, who beat a coronavirus-hit Aston Villa side to book their place. Current FA Cup holders Arsenal will play the winner of the tie between Shrewsbury and Southampton – which was postponed due to several positive Covid tests in the Shrewsbury squad – away from home. Manchester City will travel to League Two Cheltenham and Tottenham head to Wycombe…

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Breaking: Chelsea Finally Sack Under Fire Manager

The managerial casualties in the premier league landed on another under pressure manager as more coaches continue to lose their jobs. Leading Ghanaian sports outlet, 442gh, reports that with just eight round of matches played in the GPL, five managers have already lost their managerial seat because of poor performances led Legon Cities FC. The latest victim of hire and fire is Berekum Chelsea FC trainer, Micheal Hesse Damtten. The Golden City Park based trainer endured a nightmare start to the season with the Blues recording just one win from…

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Chelsea prepared to be patient with Lampard despite poor results – sources

Chelsea are prepared to give Frank Lampard time to turn around the club’s poor form despite mounting speculation over his future, sources have told sportsdaily. The Blues were comprehensively beaten 3-1 at Manchester City on Sunday to slip to their fourth defeat in six Premier League matches, a run which has seen them drop to eighth in the table. Lampard is under increasingly pressure after overseeing a summer spending spree in excess of £220 million featuring six signings, several of whom have underperformed in their first few months in west London. However, there is recognition…

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Liverpool open door for Manchester United with loss at Southampton

Liverpool paved the way for Manchester United to go atop the Premier League with a 1-0 loss at Southampton on Monday. The Reds remain tied on points with United after the defeat. However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men can overtake them when they visit Burnley on Jan. 12. Southampton wasted no time going ahead at St. Mary’s, with former Liverpool forward Danny Ings stinging his former team with a wonderful lobbed finish after being picked out behind a makeshift Liverpool defence by a James Ward-Prowse free kick in the second minute. The goal marked the 50th Premier League goal of Ings’ career…

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