Chelsea wakubali meneja Maurizio Sarri ahamie Juventus

Chelsea wamekubali meneja wao Maurizio Sarri ahamie Juventus. Makubaliano yaliafikiwa jana kati ya maafisa wakuu na huenda yakatamatishwa hii leo.

Inaaminika kua ada ya takriban pauni milioni 5 ilikubaliwa. Sarri aliwasili kutoka Napoli Julai mwaka wa 2018 na kuwaongoza the Blues kwa nafasi ya tatu kwenye ligi ya Premier na kushinda ligi ya Uropa katika msimu mmoja alipokua meneja.

Roma eye up move for Chelsea boss Sarri after their Champions League defeat 

Kwingineko, mkurugenzi wa michezo wa Juventus Fabio Paratici amesafiri hadi katika afisi za Manchester United jijini Manchester kufanya mazungumzo ya ana kwa ana kuhusiana na uhamisho wa Paul Pogba.

Majadiliano yapo katika awamu za awali huku pia mchezaji wa Juventus Joao Cancelo akiaminika kuwa sehemu ya majadiliano hayo. Pogba aliondoka Juventus kuregea United mwaka 2016 kwa kitita cha pauni milioni 93.25.

Ajenti wa raia huyo wa Ufaransa, Mino Raiola sasa yuko huru kujadiliana na vilabu vya Italia baada ya marufuku iliyowekwa na ligi ya FA ya Italia kubatilishwa jana.

Chelsea boss Sarri explodes on touchline after Kepa refused to be subbed in Carabao final loss

Tukisalia Uingereza, Liverpool hawana mpango wa kufufua mkataba na mchezaji wa Lyon Nabil Fekir, mwenye umri wa miaka 25, licha ya madai hayo yanayotolewa na Ufaransa.

Kwingineko, mshambuliaji wa Manchester United na Ubelgiji Romelu Lukaku, mwenye umri wa miaka 26, amekubali mkataba wa kibinafsi na Inter Milan katika mkataba unaoweza kumlipa nyota huyo pauni milioni 6.6 hadi mwaka 2024.

 

Chelsea thrash Arsenal 4-1 in Europa League final

Chelsea yesterday won the Europa League title with a comfortable 4-1 win over Arsenal in Baku.

After a goalless draw in the first half, Olivier Giroud found the back of the net minutes after the start of the second half with Pedro Rodriquez adding the second goal minutes later.

Pedro swiftly doubled Chelsea's advantage, sweeping home after clever work out wide by Eden Hazard

The Blues were not done yet as Eden Hazard added the third goal from the spot and despite Arsenal reducing the deficit through Alex Iwobi,

Hazard added the fourth goal to all but end Arsenal’s hopes of playing in the champions league next season.

Minutes after the match, Hazard who is wanted by Real Madrid told reporters he thinks the match was a goodbye to Chelsea.

Hazard then marked his display with a goal through one of his trademark penalties that sent Cech the wrong way

This is Chelsea’s third major European trophy since 2012. In that time, 20 per cent of UEFA’s greatest prizes have gone to Stamford Bridge. How they do it, amidst what many would regard as turmoil, nobody can be sure.

Eden Hazard scored two goals, made another. Almost certainly, he’s leaving for Real Madrid. Maurizio Sarri won the first major trophy of his coaching career, to go with restoring the club to the Champions League in his first season beyond Italian football. By all accounts, he could quite possibly be leaving, too.

Alex Iwobi momentarily gave Arsenal a glimmer of hope with a sensational volley from the edge of the penalty area

It was a bad day for that run to end, too. Chelsea had already qualified for the Champions League through league position, but Arsenal needed this to make the leap. In the end, they looked crushed by the challenge of it and will join Manchester United and Wolves in Europe’s second tier.

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Real Madrid confident of signing Chelsea star Hazard for 11 Billion

Real Madrid are confident Eden Hazard will sign in time for the start of pre-season.

Chelsea star Hazard has a year to run on his contract and wants to link up with Real boss Zinedine Zidane.

Reports in French paper L’Equipe claim the clubs have agreed an £87m fee.

Chelsea star Eden Hazard gives fans hope he’ll turn down Real Madrid move

Real Madrid are confident Eden Hazard will sign in time for the start of pre-season

It is suggested Hazard’s signing will be in the days after the Europa League final on May 29.

Chelsea declined to comment but are now resigned to seeing Hazard go. They could also lose teenager Callum Hudson-Odoi, who is wanted by Bayern Munich.

Hazard tears West Ham apart to send Chelsea third

Chelsea outcast Danny Drinkwater, 29, has been banned from driving for 20 months after he ploughed his Range Rover through a wall when twice the drink-drive limit.

Stockport Magistrates also ordered Drinkwater to do 70 hours of unpaid community work.

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Europa League: Arsenal and Chelsea set up an all-English final

A Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hat-trick helped Arsenal into the final of the Europa League as they won in Valencia for a 7-3 aggregate victory.

The Gunners are now just one win away from Champions League qualification, while manager Unai Emery can make history by winning a record fourth Europa League crown.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a hat-trick to see off Valencia and send Arsenal into the Europa League final

Trailing 3-1 from the first leg in London, Kevin Gameiro’s close-range effort had given the hosts the early impetus. The win means Arsenal, whose first away game of this Europa League campaign was in Azerbaijan against FK Qarabag, will return to the country for the final on 29th of this month.

This will be Arsenal’s first European final since 2006 when they lost against Barcelona in the Champions League final.

Elsewhere, Chelsea battled to the final after beating Frankfurt 4-3 on penalties to set up another all English final in Europa League after Tottenham and Liverpool set up all English final in the champions league.

 

Chelsea star Eden Hazard gives fans hope he’ll turn down Real Madrid move

 

Highlights

– Chelsea star Eden Hazard has raised hopes he will be at the club next season

– The Belgian forward posed for pictures to promote the club’s kit for next season

– Hazard appeared set to leave Stamford Bridge for Real Madrid this summer

Chelsea star Eden Hazard has raised hopes that he will be there next season after appearing in promotional material wearing the club’s new home kit.

The Belgian has been constantly linked with a move to Real Madrid and appears to be edging closer to the exit door at Stamford Bridge.

Zinedine Zidane has returned to the managerial hot-seat at the Bernabeu and is poised to run the rule over the Madrid squad, with Hazard reportedly high on his shopping list.

Chelsea fans have now been given some cause for optimism though after a leaked image showed Hazard modelling the new home kit.

The 28-year-old can be seen in the picture alongside Cesar Azpilicueta and Ethan Ampadu as they pose in the new strip that includes print ‘inspired by Stamford Bridge’.

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Chelsea star Eden Hazard gives fans hope he will turn down Real Madrid move

For the 2019-20 campaign the jersey has been completed by a darker blue print which was reportedly influenced by the Blues stadium. In addition, red features on both the back of the shirt and the blue socks while the shorts are also blue.

The Blues will be hopeful that Hazard sticks around to wear it next season but reports last week in The Sun claimed they will allow Hazard to leave for a transfer fee in the region of £100million once their season is over.

And it was also claimed that the big-spending Spanish giants have offered Hazard a weekly wage of £400,000 after tax, which equates to more than £20m per year.

Hazard has been Chelsea’s main man this season, scoring 16 goals and assisting another 13 in 35 Premier League appearances.

Chelsea will also be hoping to wear their new strip in the Champions League next season as they are currently in fourth place in the Premier League with two games remaining.

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Chelsea held at home by Burnley as top four race hots up

Chelsea yesterday blew away a chance to move to third place in the English Premier League after they were held to a two all draw by stubborn Burnley at the Bridge.

Burnely were first to find the back of the net through Jeff Hendrick but the Blues responded with two quick goals from N’Golo Kante and Gonzalo Higuain.

However, the visitors were back on level minutes later through Ashley Barnes. The Blues pushed for a winning goal but the Clarets held to secure one point.

The draw moves Chelsea to fourth place in the league table.

Amid the chaos, Burnley celebrated, having dug in and fought hard for the draw which took them to 40 points and all but ensures they will playing Premier League football for a third successive season.

Chelsea grumbled about ‘anti-football’ as they squandered the opportunity to put pressure on their top-four rivals after a weekend when Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester United had all lost.

A point is added to the total and they remain in the hunt for the Champions League but this setback was deepened by concerns over an injury to Callum Hudson-Odoi, who was forced off in the first half with an achilles injury.

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Liverpool 2-0 Chelsea: Mo Salah scores sensational 30 yard stunner

 

Highlights

– Liverpool secured a vital win in their quest for the Premier League title by beating Chelsea at Anfield

– The home side got the breakthrough when Jordan Henderson found Sadio Mane with a chip to the back post

– Mohamerd Salah then fired a sensational driving shot from 25 yards into the top corner to put hosts in control

– Eden Hazard missed two great chances to reduce the deficit but was denied by both the post and Alisson

The only place to start is the 53rd minute. Liverpool had just taken the lead in a game of huge importance when Virgil van Dijk switched play out to the right flank.

There, waiting, was Mohamed Salah. His control was perfect and a deft touch enabled him to drift past Chelsea left back Emerson; his next touch, though, threatened to carry him into the path of Jorginho. So here he was, 30 yards from goal, on angle, with Blue shirts crowding in.

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Mo Salah: Salah kissed the turf after showing his match-winning qualities for Liverpool in a hugely important fixture in the title run-in

Where some see difficulties, others see opportunity. No prizes for guessing which option Salah chose. Back came his left foot and shot of such ferocity was unleashed that it had arrowed beyond Kepa Arrizabalaga before he had started to dive. It brought pandemonium to Anfield.

‘Wow!’ Jurgen Klopp said simply, with a telling smile. ‘It blew me away.’ Liverpool’s manager was not alone in being left dumbfounded by what he saw. It was a glorious and the moment needs such a description because it may yet turn out to be the pivotal incident in what is the highest quality title race the Premier League has ever seen.

Chelsea are deeply troublesome opponents for Liverpool and they arrived on Merseyside in the mood to be menaces, just as was the case in April 2014. They caused plenty of problems, not least the wondrous Eden Hazard with his balletic grace and glorious touch.

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Europa: Arsenal and Chelsea draw first blood in wins over Napoli and Prague

Arsenal scored two early goals to beat Napoli 2-0 in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final at the Emirates last night.

Aaron Ramsey finished off a slick passing move in the 14th minute before Kalidou Koulibaly scored an own goal when he deflected Lucas Torreira’s shot past goalkeeper Alex Meret.

Midfielder Aaron Ramsey put the finishing touches on a slick team move to put Arsenal ahead after just 15 minutes

Arsenal completed their 11th home victory in 12 outings against Napoli to put themselves firmly on course for the Europa League semi finals courtesy of goals from Aaron Ramsey and Lucas Torreira.

When the Emirates opened its doors for the first time in 2006, this is exactly what Arsene Wenger had in mind. A stadium the envy of Europe – but a place rival clubs detested coming to knowing they’d get beaten.

Unai Emery called on his players to embrace the pressure of trying to reclaim Arsenal’s place back at European top table. Returning to the Champions League remains the be-all-and-end-all for Emery’s side this season – Thursday night representing a good opportunity to take a significant step towards that goal.Torreira ran to the Arsenal bench to retrieve a T shirt that paid tribute to a close friend from home in Uruguay who died

Given the Gunners’ horrendous away form – the club have won just twice on the road since December – the onus was on the home side to not only win, but convincing

Meanwhile, Marcos Alonso’s late header handed Chelsea a narrow 1-0 victory away to Slavia Prague.

Marcos Alonso headed in with only four minutes remaining to seal victory and give Chelsea the advantage in this tie

Elsewhere, Benfica beat Frankfurt 4-2, while visiting Valencia beat Villareal 3-1 in an all-Spanish affair.

Hazard tears West Ham apart to send Chelsea third

Eden Hazard grabbed a brace, including a contender for goal of the season, to give Chelsea a vital 2-0 win over West Ham to move them up to third in the Premier League.

Eden Hazard produced some individual brilliance to help Chelsea beat London rivals West Ham United on Monday evening

The Belgian showed superb skill dribbling past three West Ham players to score a 24th minute opener, before adding a second with another sublime finish in the 90th minute.

The blues are now two points above Tottenham and three above Arsenal as the race for a Champions League place intensifies, having played an extra game.

Chelsea will miss him if he goes. We all will. Even by Eden Hazard’s elevated standards, this was on an altogether different plane. His manager Maurizio Sarri described his brilliant Belgian as irreplaceable. He’s not wrong.

Not that Mark Noble, Declan Rice, Fabian Balbuena, Angelo Ogbonna and Ryan Fredericks appreciated his splendour. Hazard left all five in his wake to score a mesmeric solo goal which invigorated Chelsea’s hopes of Champions League qualification.

Hazard broke the deadlock by scoring a superb solo goal midway through the first half at Stamford Bridge on Monday night

No doubt, the Hammers’ embarrassed quintet won’t be the only Premier League stars who’ll be glad to see the back of him if – as is looking increasingly likely – Hazard signs for Real Madrid this summer.

There are still hurdles to overcome before the Belgian becomes a Galactico – namely Chelsea’s £100million valuation – but Real want Hazard and, unfortunately for Chelsea and English football, Hazard wants Real, though the Belgian insisted after Monday’s game that he is still to make a final decision on his future. We’ve seen this story before, we know how it ends. We must appreciate him while he is still here.

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Everton 2-0 Chelsea: blues ‘top four’ hopes dented

 

Highlights

– Richarlison powered a header into the roof of the net to give the Toffees the lead early in the second half

– Gylfi Sigurdsson doubled Everton’s advantage after initially having his penalty saved by Kepa Arrizabalaga

– Chelsea suffered a setback in the race for the top four as Everton eased past Maurizo Sarri’s side on Sunday

– The Blues sit sixth in the Premier League, while Everton remain 11th after the landmark win for Marco Silva

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Here at last was a glimpse of what Everton could be under Marco Silva. Smart aggressive, energetic and inventive; not to mention clinical. They only managed it for half an hour but against this inconsistent and maddening Chelsea team it was enough.

So this was a big win for Silva, maybe his biggest of his up and down first season at Everton. He was brought to lift people from their seats like this. There has not been nearly enough of it over the course of the year but here his team recovered from a flat first half to overrun Chelsea.

Really poor for 45 minutes, Everton improved beyond recognition and scored twice – through Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson – in the space of 25 minutes to remind us just what an atmospheric place Goodison Park can be when the home team’s blood is up.

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Goodison Park

For Chelsea and their coach Maurizio Sarri, it was all greatly disappointing and a little familiar.

Chelsea have recovered a little since they were dismantled by both Manchester clubs in February. Indeed, in the first half they were the better team by a distance, completely controlling the game.

But once Everton emerged for the second period seemingly determined to show themselves in a better light, Chelsea could not cope and this is does not say terribly much for their depths of reserve. Some of Chelsea’s performances this season have caused people to ask just how much they care for their Italian coach. This was not one of those days but, still, their reaction to falling behind was not good enough.

This was an opportunity to move level on points with Arsenal in fourth place and that they ultimately failed by such a distance suggests this is a group of players missing something very important as the tussle for the Champions League places intensifies.

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