Chelsea’s new No 1 Edouard Mendy insists he has a ‘very good relationship’ with Kepa Arrizabalaga

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New Chelsea No 1 Edouard Mendy insists he has a blossoming relationship with Kepa Arrizabalaga – despite him taking the Spaniard’s spot between the sticks. Frank Lampard signed Mendy from Rennes last month following an error-strewn season from Kepa, who was left fighting for his place with Willy Caballero. Senegal international Mendy has kept two …

Hakim Ziyech relieved that move to Roma collapsed in 2018

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Hakim Ziyech says he is glad a proposed move away from Ajax in 2018 collapsed because it allowed him to improve before joining Chelsea two years later. The Morocco forward made his Blues debut in last week’s 3-3 draw with Southampton following a £38million move back in February. Ziyech has previously admitted Barcelona and Arsenal …

Frank Lampard heaps praise on ‘quality’ Thiago Silva for role in Sevilla shut-out

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Frank Lampard is determined to call on Thiago Silva as much as possible this season after the veteran defender produced a starring role against Sevilla.   With Chelsea reeling from their defensive collapse against Southampton, which saw victory snatched away in stoppage time, Silva returned to the side and his experience told as Lampard’s side produced …

The obstacles facing £4.6bn European Premier League plans backed by Liverpool and Manchester United

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Seasoned football observers would be forgiven for rolling their eyes at yet another European Super League proposal. After all, this kind of scheme rears its ugly head every few years when Europe’s elite clubs agitate for radical change. This one, named the European Premier League, apparently has the backing of FIFA and Wall Street financiers …

Edouard Mendy restored order to Chelsea’s goalkeeper crisis with a fine display against Sevilla

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First came the Champions League teams and there was Edouard Mendy, in goal against Sevilla having won his scramble to recover from an injury he picked up on international duty with Senegal. Then, with little more than an hour to kick-off, Chelsea revealed their Premier League squad would include Petr Cech, club legend, technical performance …

Frank Lampard admits he is fully aware of Chelsea’s defensive problems after shipping another three

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Frank Lampard has rejected criticism of his leaky defence amid concerns the problem could undermine Chelsea’s season — but appeared to criticise beleaguered goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga. Chelsea’s Champions League campaign gets under way tonight when they face Europa League holders Sevilla at Stamford Bridge. Lampard’s men have kept just one clean sheet from their opening …

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink insists his old side Chelsea won’t challenge for the Premier League title

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Former Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has dismissed his former club’s chances of winning the Premier League this season because he believes they are conceding too many goals.  The Blues threw away winning positions on two occasions on Saturday as they drew against Southampton at Stamford Bridge, with the three strikes conceded meaning they have …

Sevilla’s Fernando received messages from City fans after his side beat Man Utd in the Europa League

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When Sevilla knocked Manchester United out of the Europa League two months ago it wasn’t just the club’s own supporters left celebrating. ‘I received a lot of messages from Manchester City fans congratulating me. It’s always good to beat Manchester United,’ says Fernando Reges who is back in England on Tuesday night to face Chelsea …

Frank Leboeuf unsure about Kai Havertz and questions Chelsea’s chances of making top four

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Frank Leboeuf is ‘not convinced’ by Chelsea‘s £90million club-record signing Kai Havertz and claims his former side will struggle to finish in the top four with their current form – despite a summer splurge in excess of £200m. Chelsea’s sluggish start to the 2020-2021 campaign continued on Saturday with a disappointing 3-3 draw against Southampton at Stamford …

The premiere of Premier League pay-per-view was far from the ‘premium product’ advertised.

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You can only assume, somewhere deep in the sacred ‘ecosystem’ football chiefs insist they are trying to protect, that something had been lost in translation. Before this, the premiere of Premier League pay-per-view, Richard Masters promised a ‘premium product’ with everything we normally expect from top-flight football on the box. All for the additional price …