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Chelsea are poised to launch a late challenge to Tottenham for the signing of AC Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek.

The Blues are switching to the 24-year-old Poland International with first-choice Edinson Cavani of Paris Saint-Germain closing in on a move to Atletico Madrid.

Piatek had been in negotiations with Spurs but the north Londoners moved on to Real Sociedad’s Willian Jose after failing to agree an initial loan deal with Milan.

As the transfer deadline approaches, however – and with Jose priced out of a move to Spurs by Socieded – Spurs are set to return to Piatek.

AC Milan’s Polish forward Krzysztof Piatek in action
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Now, though, Chelsea are interested as Frank Lampard hunts more firepower ahead of the second half of the season.

West Ham have expressed an interest but Piatek has rejected them in favour of a move to a bigger club.

Although Piatek has managed only four goals in 18 outings for Stefano Pioli’s Milan side, he had an excellent campaign last season, with 19 goals for Genoa to earn his move to Milan where he scored 11 times during the second half of the campaign.

Lampard recently emphasised that his squad needs to strengthen this month in order to challenge for trophies and a top-four place.

Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani is expected to join Atletico Madrid
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The Blues were unable to sign players last summer but their FIFA-imposed transfer ban has since been lifted.

Lampard said: ”It’s a big test coming up for us, it’s clear we’ve got a punishment where we couldn’t bring in players and we lost one of the biggest players in our history (Eden Hazard).

”My job is to work every day on the training ground with the players – can we get better? We lost ground last summer so now we need to (sign players), to challenge for top four.

”For me it’s clear. I don’t want tot get caught up too much in the money because its not my job. The recruitment when you’ve missed a window in the short term is very important and we need to get it right.”

https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/chelsea-consider-late-transfer-swoop-21373652

28 jan 2020  
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  • Öppettiderna i det största ligorna:
    * Premier league, Bundesliga och Ligue 1: 1–31 januari.
    * La liga och Serie A: 2–31 januari.
    * Eredivisie: 3–31 januari.
    …och i Sverige hålls fönstret öppet från 8 januari till 31 mars, allt enligt Fifas transferkalender.

    https://bloggar.aftonbladet.se/sillyseason/2020/01/27/zlatans-lagkamrat-erbjuden-till-chelsea/

    27 jan 2020  
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  • Zlatan Ibrahimovics ankomst till Milan har resulterat i knapp speltid för polske anfallaren Krzysztof Piatek. Polacken, som har avtal med klubben till 2023 efter flytten från Genoa vintern 2019, har inte fått speltid i Milans tre senaste ligamatcher och rapporteras samtidigt vara aktuell för en flytt från klubben.

    Piateks pappa Wladyslaw Piatek uttalade sig nyligen om att anfallaren är redo att lämna Milan för att kunna komma i form till sommarens europamästerskap.

    – Krzysztof vill komma till EM med en bra matchform och då kan han inte sitta på bänken i Milan. Han vill vara en startspelare och är redo att lämna, sa Wladyslaw till sajten Sportowefakty då. 

    Piatek har bland annat kopplats ihop med Tottenham, men kan nu även vara aktuell för en flytt till Chelsea. Enligt italienska tidningen La Gazzetta dello Sport vill Chelsea ha in en anfallare i januari och därmed kan Piatek vara aktuell för klubben. Chelsea har tidigare rapporterats vilja ha PSG:s Edinson Cavani, men möjligen kan det i stället bli en värvning från Milan i stället.

    Tidningen menar att Chelsea kan buda på Piatek om Olivier Giroud blir klar för Inter. Fransmannen har tidigare kopplats ihop med en övergång till Milans rival. Dock skulle Chelsea behöva betala 30 miljoner euro, drygt 316 miljoner kronor för Piatek, även om Milan också kan tänka sig att acceptera ett låneavtal.

    Piatek är den här säsongen noterad för fem mål och en assist på 19 matcher totalt.

    https://www.fotbollskanalen.se/bloggar/sillybloggen/2020/01/26/uppgifter-milan-erbjuder-anfallare-till-chelsea/

    26 jan 2020  
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  • Hudson, who played for Chelsea in the 1960s and 1970s and won an FA Cup as a Blues midfielder, believes his ex-club should go for Grealish.

    “I am his biggest fan,” Hudson told CaughtOffside.

    “Grealish is the most outstanding attacking midfield player in the game at this moment.

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    https://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/1233689/-

    26 jan 2020  
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  • Chelsea have been told to snap up Jack Grealish ahead of Manchester United as they continue to struggle to kill off games.

    The Blues have had a tough month so far, winning just one game in the Premier League.

    It follows a turbulent December where they lose to Everton and Southampton before beating Tottenham and Arsenal.

    But Chelsea’s inability to find a killer instinct in the box has cost them dear this campaign and Frank Lampard has already said to the board he needs new signings.

    And former Stamford Bridge star reckons Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish is the right man to provide that necessary spark that has been lacking at times this year.

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    ”I am his biggest fan,” Hudson said.

    ”Grealish is the most outstanding attacking midfield player in the game at this moment.

    ”A player who goes past people and scores goals.

    ”The bottom line is Chelsea haven’t got anyone since (Eden) Hazard left who has the fans on the edge of their seats. Jack Grealish would be that man.”

    Jack Grealish has been Aston Villa’s best player this season
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    Grealish has been in fine form for Villa this campaign as Dean Smith plots a method to keep them in the Premier League.

    They went up via the playoffs last year but are in danger of going straight back down to the Championship as they sit two points above the relegation zone.

    And if they do beat the drop, Grealish will surely be the reason why after nine goals in all competitions and six assists.

    It has led to interest in him from United, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a big fan of the 24-year-old.

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    The Norweigan has been keen to employ a transfer ethos that targets young, British talents and it has already been in practice.

    Daniel James, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire were all signed in the summer and there have been further plots eyed.

    Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund is set to become their top target at the end of the season after a fine campaign in the Bundesliga.

    https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/jack-grealish-chelsea-touted-despite-21365464

    26 jan 2020  
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  • Premier League fick ställa sig åt sidan under lördagen i England – då FA-cupens fjärde omgång var på tapeten.

    På KCOM Stadium tog Hull, tolva i Championship emot Chelsea, fyra i Premier League. Gästerna fick en smakstart på matchen och tog ledningen redan efter sex minuter genom Michy Batshuayi. 20 minuter in på den andra halvleken utökade Fikayo Tomori till 2-0 innan Kamil Grosicki reducerade till 2-1 tolv minuter från slutet. Men, Chelsea höll undan, vann matchen och tog sig vidare till nästa runda.

    För José Mourinho och Tottenham väntar däremot omspel. Heung-Min Son gav förvisso Spurs ledningen borta mot Southampton, men tre minuter från full tid kvitterade ”The Saints” genom Sofiane Boufal och såg därmed till att omspel väntar lagen emellan.

    Övrigt i FA-cupen den här lördagen då? Det mest anmärkningsvärda var kanske att West Ham förlorade hemma mot West Bromwich och är därmed utslagna.

    Nedan ser du samtliga resultat från lördagens matcher i FA-cupen.

    https://www.fotbollskanalen.se/england/chelsea-vidare-i-fa-cupen--omspel-vantar-for-tottenham/

    25 jan 2020  
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  • Premier League fick ställa sig åt sidan under lördagen i England – då FA-cupens fjärde omgång var på tapeten.

    På KCOM Stadium tog Hull, tolva i Championship emot Chelsea, fyra i Premier League. Gästerna fick en smakstart på matchen och tog ledningen redan efter sex minuter genom Michy Batshuayi. 20 minuter in på den andra halvleken utökade Fikayo Tomori till 2-0 innan Kamil Grosicki reducerade till 2-1 tolv minuter från slutet. Men, Chelsea höll undan, vann matchen och tog sig vidare till nästa runda.

    För José Mourinho och Tottenham väntar däremot omspel. Heung-Min Son gav förvisso Spurs ledningen borta mot Southampton, men tre minuter från full tid kvitterade ”The Saints” genom Sofiane Boufal och såg därmed till att omspel väntar lagen emellan.

    Övrigt i FA-cupen den här lördagen då? Det mest anmärkningsvärda var kanske att West Ham förlorade hemma mot West Bromwich och är därmed utslagna.

    Nedan ser du samtliga resultat från lördagens matcher i FA-cupen.

    https://www.fotbollskanalen.se/england/chelsea-vidare-i-fa-cupen--omspel-vantar-for-tottenham/

    25 jan 2020  
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  • Edinson Cavani smiles as he warms up for PSG

    Cavani wants more playing time (Picture: Getty)

    Edinson Cavani will not play for Paris Saint-Germain against Lille on Sunday due to transfer speculation surrounding the striker, Thomas Tuchel has confirmed.

    Atletico Madrid are poised to lodge a final bid for Cavani, while Chelsea have already submitted their offer for his services.

    Frank Lampard has identified Cavani to strengthen his attacking line and the Blues are prepared to take the 32-year-old on loan.

    Asked about Cavani’s availability for the Lille clash, Tuchel revealed he would sit out the game, saying: ‘It’s a little bit the same thing with Edi (Cavani).

    ‘He has been training with us for the past few days, but the situation is not clear for him either. And for that, he will not be available for tomorrow.’

    Lampard has made no secret of his desire to sign a striker this month, but Chelsea now face a race against time to get any deals done, with the window set to close next week.

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    The Blues reportedly handed Lampard a £150million transfer kitty, before the club was rocked by an injury to Tammy Abraham.

    Lampard expects to be without Abraham for several weeks and is desperate to find a replacement for the Englishman.

    Chelsea were searching for a back-up for Abraham before the injury and saw a move for Moussa Dembele rejected by Lyon.

    The Blues are reportedly prepared to pay a £5m loan fee for Cavani, while Manchester United are also weighing up a move for the goalscorer.

    Lampard confirmed Chelsea’s focus in the final days of the winter window is to sign a striker.

    He said: ‘I think the impetus to bring in a striker or players potentially that can get on the end of these chances that we’re creating is there. I think we have to be really honest about that.

    ‘And I think the recent games have shown that if we are struggling to create, that’s one problem.


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    Cavani is attracting interest from England as well as Spain (Picture: Getty)

    ‘But when you’re creating 20 chances a game – which is a lot of the games we’ve played recently – and not scoring enough goals then that can be crucial.

    ‘So I don’t think it absolutely changes it but of course Tammy has been our main source of goals so yes, it’s very relevant.

    ‘With Olivier Giroud, he’s still in the same position where there’s been contact with other clubs and if and when that’s agreed I’ll let you know. But it’s not yet, so he’s still our player on those terms.’

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    https://metro.co.uk/2020/01/25/chelsea-man-utd-edinson-cavani-transfer-manchester-united-cfc-12122118/?ito=newsnow-feed

    25 jan 2020  
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  • “You’ve got a tall, mobile, athletic striker. He turns 33 years old on Valentine’s Day, that’s the reality of it.

    “So you’re kind of mad to give him anything more, in my opinion, than two-and-a-half years, max.

    “Paris Saint-Germain say that they’re holding out for, what is it, €12m-€15m, €20m that they want.

    “It seems like a ton of money given that he’s going to walk on a free at the end of the season.

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    25 jan 2020  
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  • Premier League fick ställa sig åt sidan under lördagen i England – då FA-cupens fjärde omgång var på tapeten.

    På KCOM Stadium tog Hull, tolva i Championship emot Chelsea, fyra i Premier League. Gästerna fick en smakstart på matchen och tog ledningen redan efter sex minuter genom Michy Batshuayi. 20 minuter in på den andra halvleken utökade Fikayo Tomori till 2-0 innan Kamil Grosicki reducerade till 2-1 tolv minuter från slutet. Men, Chelsea höll undan, vann matchen och tog sig vidare till nästa runda.

    För José Mourinho och Tottenham väntar däremot omspel. Heung-Min Son gav förvisso Spurs ledningen borta mot Southampton, men tre minuter från full tid kvitterade ”The Saints” genom Sofiane Boufal och såg därmed till att omspel väntar lagen emellan.

    Övrigt i FA-cupen den här lördagen då? Det mest anmärkningsvärda var kanske att West Ham förlorade hemma mot West Bromwich och är därmed utslagna.

    Nedan ser du samtliga resultat från lördagens matcher i FA-cupen.

    https://www.fotbollskanalen.se/england/chelsea-vidare-i-fa-cupen--omspel-vantar-for-tottenham/

    25 jan 2020  
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  • Chelsea have had to contend with the fact that Tammy Abraham could miss a number of games after an ankle injury against Arsenal.

    The Englishman hobbled off at the end of the match with the help of medical staff and Frank Lampard has admitted he does not know when he will be back.

    He said: “The good news is he hasn’t fractured anything, we were worried about a hairline fracture. The other news is we still have to see how he develops. It’s not a clear-cut one.

    “He’s not fit for the weekend, but whether he’ll be fit for Leicester after that I’m still not sure. So I haven’t got great news, or the news for you. It’s still not clear at the moment.”

    But one thing is clear and that is that Chelsea are in desperate need of a striker, so Starsport are on hand to provide the Blues with three players they could sign before the window shuts next week.

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    Luka Jovic

    Luka Jovic has struggled with Real Madrid this season

    The Real Madrid man joined his dream club in the summer after a brilliant season with Eintracht Frankfurt.

    However, it has not quite worked for the Serbian and Zinedine Zidane clearly does not fancy him.

    A loan move away from the Bernabeu has been touted and Chelsea, who were linked prior to their transfer ban, could do with the 22-year-old – who would join with a point to prove.

    Edinson Cavani

    Edinson Cavani has handed in a transfer request at PSG


    He has already handed in a transfer request at Paris St-Germain as he contract expires in the summer and would provide welcome experience to a side that has looked naive at times this season.

    Abraham could do well to learn from the Uruguayan, however, Atletico Madrid seem to be closing in on the striker.

    His wages could also provide a major stumbling block, where he earns £350,000-a-week.

    Moussa Dembele

    Lyon's French forward Moussa Dembele could be on the move this month

    Lyon’s French forward Moussa Dembele could be on the move this month
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    Despite an earlier raid in the transfer window falling flat, negotiations could reopen as the days turn into hours in the transfer window.

    Lyon have stated they do not want to lose their top forward but money talks and Chelsea have it so anything could happen.

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    The former Celtic star would provide a welcome boost of pace and strength up front that would alleviate the pressure on Abraham.

    Manchester United are also interested in the striker and have their own problems after losing Marcus Rashford for three months.

    While Tottenham are another Premier League to lose their top man in Harry Kane and a forward will very much be on their radar.

    https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/three-transfers-chelsea-could-green-21355430

    25 jan 2020  
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  • Raul Jimenez transfer backed

    Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester United should try to sign £50m-rated Wolves striker Raul Jimenez.

    That’s the opinion of Chelsea legend Joe Cole, who believes the Mexico international is more than capable of performing at the very highest level.

    ”Wolves fans won’t thank me for saying this but if I’m Chelsea, Tottenham or Manchester United, with a chequebook ready to go, he’s the first name,” he told BT Sport.

    ”If you want someone to make an instant impact in your team, he knows the league, he knows the flow of English football. It’s all well and good being part of a project but when United, Tottenham or Chelsea come for you, it will maybe turn your head.”

    Earlier this month, Goal claimed that Manchester United were monitoring the 28-year-old and preparing to launch a £50million bid.

    https://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/1232837/-

    25 jan 2020  
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  • Chelsea are reportedly planning a second bid for Lyon striker Moussa Dembele having seen a £34million offer rejected earlier this month.

    Blues boss Frank Lampard is keen to strengthen his attacking options, and may be even more inclined to do so after Tammy Abraham was helped off the pitch after the draw with Arsenal on Tuesday.

    Michy Batshuayi and Olivier Giroud have both struggled when given chances under Lampard this season.

    Chelsea have regularly been linked with a move for Dembele and are believed to have had a bid rejected for the 23-year-old earlier this month.

    But Get French Football News have claimed that Chelsea still have Dembele in their sights and will make another bid during this month’s transfer window.

    Transfer expert Ian McGarry recently revealed that Chelsea’s priority is to sign a striker to help top scorer Abraham.

    “They have been linked with many, many players in this January window,” McGarry said on the Transfer Window Podcast.

    “So far Frank Lampard, who of course is operating in his first transfer window as Chelsea manager and certainly his experience at Derby County is going to be a lot different in terms of finances available and quality of players that he would be looking at, has resisted the opportunity to dive into the market and just basically sign the first player who comes up.

    Moussa Dembele has attracted attention from both Chelsea and Man United

    “We know that the first priority for Lampard is a striker who can back up Tammy Abraham.

    “That is a position as I’ve said that they’re yet to fill, indeed it looks like Olivier Giroud will go to Inter Milan leaving only Michy Batshuayi as the recognised senior back-up to Abraham – there is transfer interest in Batshuayi as well.

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    “The second priority is a centre-half, he wants someone who can command a defence which has looked inconsistent at best with regards to conceding goals, especially at set-pieces.

    “They had a resounding result against Burnley at Stamford Bridge but that was only their second win at home in five matches in the Premier League.”

    Chelsea are back in action on Saturday as they travel to Hull in the FA Cup.

    https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/chelsea-plot-late-moussa-dembele-21345446

    23 jan 2020  
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  • Former Chelsea captain John Terry is currently assistant manager at Aston Villa

    Former Chelsea captain John Terry is currently assistant manager at Aston Villa (Picture: Getty)

    John Terry is still attempting to exert his influence at Chelsea by sending messages of support to under-fire Chelsea star Mason Mount.

    The 21-year-old has been one of the main beneficiaries of Frank Lampard’s appointment as Maurizio’s Sarri’s successor and he started the season in spectacular form.

    Mount, who prospered on loan at Derby under Lampard’s management last season, earned his first senior England cap back in September, but his form has deteriorated in recent weeks.

    The Chelsea playmaker has understandably struggled to cope with a gruelling workload and he has already racked up 2,222 minutes of playing time this term.

    Following Tuesday’s incident packed 2-2 draw against Arsenal, Mount has now gone 11 games without a goal in all competitions and has been singled out for harsh criticism by sections of his own fans in recent weeks.


    Mason Mount has gone 11 games without a goal for Chelsea

    Mason Mount has gone 11 games without a goal for Chelsea (Picture: Getty)

    In a bid to raise Mount’s spirits, The Athletic claims former Chelsea skipper Terry, now the assistant manager at relegation threatened Aston Villa, has been regularly texting Lampard’s protege with words of advice.

    Fortunately, for Mount and Chelsea, the Blues have a fortnight off between their Premier League match against Leicester on February 1 and the visit of Manchester United to Stamford Bridge on February 17.

    ‘We’re in fourth position, which is seen as being pretty good, but I know and we know that there should be another 10 points on the board at least on performance,’ said a disgruntled Lampard after conceding a late equaliser against Arsenal.

    ‘So all of us need to look at this finer details.’

    Lampard is still looking to add to his squad and ease the burden on the likes of Mount in what remains of the January transfer window, but he is likely to focus his efforts on signing a striker, although hopes of signing PSG’s Edinson Cavani appear to be fading.

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    https://metro.co.uk/2020/01/23/john-terry-sending-messages-support-fire-chelsea-star-mason-mount-12109727/?ito=newsnow-feed

    23 jan 2020  
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  • Öppettiderna i det största ligorna:
    * Premier league, Bundesliga och Ligue 1: 1–31 januari.
    * La liga och Serie A: 2–31 januari.
    * Eredivisie: 3–31 januari.
    …och i Sverige hålls fönstret öppet från 8 januari till 31 mars, allt enligt Fifas transferkalender.

    https://bloggar.aftonbladet.se/sillyseason/2020/01/23/nya-uppgifter-om-cavani-chelsea-erbjuder-laneavtal/

    23 jan 2020  
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  • Pope enjoyed a stellar top-flight breakthrough season in 2017/18 and was therefore named as part of Gareth Southgate’s England squad at the World Cup in Russia.

    But he then sustained a dislocated shoulder in Burnley’s Europa League second qualifying round first leg tie at Aberdeen in July 2018, as Tom Heaton won back his place in the side.

    Now Pope is Burnley’s undisputed No 1 and is showcasing his ability on a weekly basis under Sean Dyche, something Chelsea have taken note of.

    Speaking after the 2-2 draw with Arsenal, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard admitted that Kepa needs to improve certain aspects of his game.

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    22 jan 2020  
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  • Nick Pope

    Nick Pope is being eyed for a big move to Chelsea (Picture: Getty Images)

    Chelsea are considering selling goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga at the end of the season and replacing him with Burnley’s Nick Pope.

    The Spanish goalkeeper has failed to live up to his £71m price tag with a string of underwhelming performances this season under the management of Frank Lampard.

    Kepa arrived at Stamford Bridge from Athletic Bilbao in the summer of 2018 for the huge transfer fee and after a solid first season has been below-par this campaign.

    Bleacher Report suggest that the Blues are now looking to cut their losses on the Spain international and reinvest in a new number one.

    Chelsea are at the preliminary stages of finding a replacement, with scouts compiling reports on possible signings, but Pope is a name that has come up in early discussions.

    The England international is reasonably inexperienced in the Premier League, having made just 58 appearances for Burnley in the top flight, but did enough to make the 2018 World Cup squad, although has not had a brilliant season so far with the Clarets struggling.

    The 27-year-old would be a significantly cheaper option than Kepa and Chelsea may see him as a comparable option which allows them to save cash to reinvest elsewhere in the squad.

    Chelsea boss Frank Lampard was critical of Kepa after the 2-2 draw with Arsenal on Tuesday night, contributing little in his team’s disappointing result against 10 men.

    ‘I know there’s a focus on him at the minute. I think that’s top-line football,’ said Lampard.

    ‘With his feet a couple of times today he took too long and nearly gave it away. And sometimes that can change the momentum of a game.

    ‘So that’s something obviously that he’ll know and has to look at – and we have to look at.

    ‘And yeah, it’s normal. Any player in a position, particularly goalkeepers, people will look at you and that’s when you stand up and show the mettle that you’ve got.

    ‘So I think he’s not the only one. We’re in fourth position, which is seen as being pretty good, but I know and we know that there should be another 10 points on the board at least on performance. So all of us need to look at this finer details.’

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    https://metro.co.uk/2020/01/22/chelsea-considering-nick-pope-replacement-kepa-arrizabalaga-summer-12104324/?ito=newsnow-feed

    22 jan 2020  
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  • Chelseas engelske anfallare Tammy Abraham, 22, är den här säsongen noterad för 13 ligamål, men lämnade under tisdagen planen mållös i derbyt mot Arsenal på Stamford Bridge som slutade 2-2 i Premier League. Anfallaren fick i stället efter matchen hjälp av planen efter en smäll i duell med Rob Holding.

    Chelseas chefstränare Frank Lampard uttalade sig efteråt om att Abraham fick en smäll mot ena fotleden, men kunde inte ge ett närmare besked än så om skadan.

    – Han har fått is på sin fotled, men jag har inte pratat med honom än, så jag vet inte, säger Lampard enligt Sky Sports.

    Däremot gav tränaren besked om att Chelsea skulle klara av att hantera en skada – om läget skulle vara illa med Abraham.

    – Ja, ja! Vi har spelare för det. Jag hoppas inte det (att han blir borta i flera veckor), men om han blir det har vi spelare.Chelsea är på fjärdeplats i Premier League.

    Chelsea har tidigare rapporterats vara en av flera intressenter till att värva PSG-anfallaren Edinson Cavani, något Lampard också uttalat sig om, för att förstärka anfallsstallet. Tränaren kallade då Cavani för en ”jättebra spelare” och öppnade för att han inte är främmande för att få in mer erfarna spelare, som Cavani, i sin trupp, då Chelsea i dagsläget har ett relativt ungt lag. 

    https://www.fotbollskanalen.se/england/abraham-fick-small---oro-i-chelsea-hoppas-inte/

    22 jan 2020  
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  • Chelseas engelske anfallare Tammy Abraham, 22, är den här säsongen noterad för 13 ligamål, men lämnade under tisdagen planen mållös i derbyt mot Arsenal på Stamford Bridge som slutade 2-2 i Premier League. Anfallaren fick i stället efter matchen hjälp av planen efter en smäll i duell med Rob Holding.

    Chelseas chefstränare Frank Lampard uttalade sig efteråt om att Abraham fick en smäll mot ena fotleden, men kunde inte ge ett närmare besked än så om skadan.

    – Han har fått is på sin fotled, men jag har inte pratat med honom än, så jag vet inte, säger Lampard enligt Sky Sports.

    Däremot gav tränaren besked om att Chelsea skulle klara av att hantera en skada – om läget skulle vara illa med Abraham.

    – Ja, ja! Vi har spelare för det. Jag hoppas inte det (att han blir borta i flera veckor), men om han blir det har vi spelare.Chelsea är på fjärdeplats i Premier League.

    Chelsea har tidigare rapporterats vara en av flera intressenter till att värva PSG-anfallaren Edinson Cavani, något Lampard också uttalat sig om, för att förstärka anfallsstallet. Tränaren kallade då Cavani för en ”jättebra spelare” och öppnade för att han inte är främmande för att få in mer erfarna spelare, som Cavani, i sin trupp, då Chelsea i dagsläget har ett relativt ungt lag. 

    https://www.fotbollskanalen.se/england/abraham-fick-small---oro-i-chelsea-hoppas-inte/

    22 jan 2020  
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  • Chelsea innehar fjärdeplatsen i Premier League när de tar emot Arsenal, som ligger tia, i ett Londonderby under tisdagskvällen. Då väljer Mikel Arteta att starta med både Mesut Özil och Gabriel Martinelli på de offensiva positionerna, medan Tammy Abraham och Callum Hudson-Odoi får chansen från start i Chelsea.

    David Luiz, som gjorde sin första match tillbaka på Stamford Bridge sedan flytten från Chelsea till Arsenal, fick en huvudroll i första halvleken. Olyckligt för mittbacken och Arsenal var det tack vare en utvisning och orsakad straff. Shkodran Mustafi slog en svag hemåtpass som Tammy Abraham snappade upp och blev fri på. Anfallaren rundade en utrusande Bernt Leno och när han skulle slå in bollen i mål blev han omkulldragen av Luiz. Domaren fiskade upp det röda kortet för Luiz och pekade på straffpunkten, en straff som Jorginho satte för 1-0 till Chelsea.

    Chelsea använde sitt numerära övertag på planen genom att skapa mängder med målchanser i den andra halvleken. Trots det fick de inte in bollen bakom Leno och det straffade sig. Efter en rensad Chelseahörna halkade N’golo Kante vid mittlinjen och gav Gabriel Martinelli friläge från halvplan. Brassen gjorde inga misstag och satte 1-1 bakom Kepa Arrizabalaga.

    De sista tio minuterna av matchen blev ytterst svängiga. Chelsea återtog ledningen genom César Azpilicueta, men Arsenal skulle resa sig igen. Mindre än fem minuter kvar av ordinarie speltid vinklade Hector Bellerin in 2-2 med ett placerat avslut.

    Efter kvitteringen kastade Chelsea allt mot Arsenals mål, men lyckades inte få hål någon ytterligare gång. Matchen slutade 2-2 och lagen fick dela på poängen i Londonderbyt.

    – Allt handlar om lagarbete. Det är verkligen svårt att spela med bara tio man och vi tappade en väldigt viktig spelare för oss, säger Hector Bellerin enligt BBC.

    – Vi vände på det. Vi låg under med 1-0 i halvtid men vi såg en möjlighet att komma tillbaka in i matchen.

    Chelsea ligger kvar på fjärdeplatsen i Premier League, där de nu har sex poäng ner till Manchester United och Wolverhampton (som både har en match mindre spelad). Arsenal å sin sida har tio poäng upp till Chelsea på den sista Champions League-platsen.

    Startelvor:

    Chelsea: Arrizabalaga – Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Christensen, Emerson – Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic – Willian, Abraham, Hudson-Odoi

    Arsenal: Leno – Bellerin, Mustadi, Luiz, Saka – Torreira, Xhaka – Pepe, Özil, Martinelli – Lacazette

    https://www.fotbollskanalen.se/england/just-nu-luiz-utvisad-i-comebacken-pa-stamford-bridge---chelsea-tar-ledningen/

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  • Chelsea have held talks with PSG to sign Edinson Cavani this January

    Chelsea have held talks with PSG to sign Edinson Cavani this January (Picture: Getty)

    PSG head coach Thomas Tuchel insists he has no intention of losing Edinson Cavani amid speculation linking the striker with Chelsea.

    Cavani, who becomes a free agent in the summer, has submitted a transfer request at PSG this January which has put the likes of Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester United and Atletico Madrid on red alert.

    Frank Lampard refused to rule out a bid for Cavani this week and the Blues have begun talks to sign the 32-year-old forward, with the club looking to strengthen up front.

    It’s understood Claude Makelele, now a youth coach and technical mentor at Chelsea, raised the prospect of a move for Cavani during a recent meeting with PSG.


    Cavani has only made four league starts for PSG this term

    Cavani has only made four league starts for PSG this term (Picture: Getty)

    Tuchel did little to dispel talk of a possible switch by admitting he was ‘not sure’ whether Cavani would still be a PSG player come February and sporting director Leonardo confirmed that the Uruguayan had asked to leave.

    However, at his press conference on Tuesday, Tuchel played down rumours of Cavani’s impending exit and claimed he was ‘happy’ to keep hold of the experienced centre-forward.

    ‘I have the same opinion. As I always said, I love this group,’ the German said ahead of PSG’s clash with Reims.

    ‘We don’t want to lose a player but it can happen, it’s reality. We have to wait, maybe nothing will happen. I’m calm.

    ‘Leonardo said everything and that’s good. Edi is my player and I’m happy it is like that.’

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    Paul Merson is confident Cavani would be an excellent addition to the Premier League and believes the striker could have a Zlatan Ibrahimovic-like impact if he joined either Chelsea or Manchester United.

    ‘I think Cavani ticks the boxes as much for Manchester United as he does for Chelsea,’ Merson said on Sky Sports’ The Debate.

    ‘Because they’re a young team Manchester United going forward. Fred’s not a player who is going to score you goals, [Scott] McTominay, who’s out, he doesn’t score goals, [Nemanja] Matic definitely doesn’t score goals, Mata doesn’t play a lot… then you look at James who looks a little bit lost at the moment, he probably needs to be pulled out.

    ‘I like [Mason] Greenwood, I think he’s going to be a good player, but you don’t want to throw people into struggling teams when they’re young kids.

    ‘For me you bring someone in like a Cavani – I don’t want to take him off Chelsea – but I’d be looking at him for experience, like Zlatan did when he came in. You lift the club.

    ‘These players are legends as well. They’re not just top players, they’re legends who played at the top level and have produced for their countries in World Cups, in the Champions League and, you know, he comes in and [Daniel] James and Greenwood and he even might get [Anthony] Martial waking up a little bit, do you know what I mean?

    ‘And it just clicks it off, he’ll tell these players – I don’t see too much, I don’t see anybody trying to wind anybody at the club at the moment, it’s just nice.’


    Merson thinks Cavani would be a great addition to the Premier League

    Merson thinks Cavani would be a great addition to the Premier League (Picture: Getty)

    Asked whether he would choose United or Chelsea, Merson replied: ‘I know they’re struggling Manchester United at the moment, but for me they’re still the biggest club in the world so that could be the case.

    ‘He’ll want to play football wherever he goes, he’ll want to make sure he’s playing every week.

    ‘He doesn’t want to end his career sitting on the bench like he is now. That’s why he’s put in a transfer request.’

    MORE: Manchester United refuse to increase bid to sign Bruno Fernandes from Sporting

    https://metro.co.uk/2020/01/21/thomas-tuchel-happy-keep-edinson-cavani-psg-amid-chelsea-transfer-speculation-12096162/?ito=newsnow-feed

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  • Barcelona are reportedly keeping an eye on Chelsea star Olivier Giroud in case their transfer move for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is rebuffed by Arsenal .

    Spanish reports have suggested that Barcelona are lining up a move for Aubameyang with Luis Suarez currently out injured.

    Speculation over Aubameyang’s future at the Emirates has been rife, however, the forward is a key part of Arsenal having scored 57 goals since making the move to London.

    It could mean that Arsenal give Barcelona a firm no should the Catalan giants come calling during this transfer window.

    And Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo claim that Barcelona do have a plan should that be the case.

    It’s reported that Chelsea outcast Olivier Giroud is a potential option with the Frenchman’s future at Stamford Bridge in doubt.

    Giroud has fallen down the pecking order under Frank Lampard with Tammy Abraham and Michy Batshuayi ahead of him in the attacking ranks.

    And Mundo Deportivo claim that Giroud is seen as a cheap, but experienced, alternative should Barcelona’s move for Aubameyang not go through.

    Barcelona have eyed a move for Chelsea star Olivier Giroud

    Fernando Llorente is also a potential option for Barca, but Giroud would be available on a free in the summer with his Stamford Bridge contract winding down.

    Inter Milan have also been strongly linked with a move for the 33-year-old but Chelsea assistant Jody Morris recently opening up on the striker’s future.

    Morris said: ”We can’t just let people walk out the door if that means we’re left short somewhere.

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    ”Yes, you have to look at the individual as well, but I’ve got to say Giroud’s been nothing but a class act and a top professional since he’s been here, so I don’t envisage any issues from him on that front.”

    Giroud could be given minutes, likely from the bench, against former club Arsenal tonight as the Gunners head to west London (8.15pm).

    https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/barcelona-chelsea-plan-arsenal-refuse-21328459

    21 jan 2020  
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  • Sponsor- och partnerskap inom världsfotbollen är vanligtvis förbehållet de allra största varumärkena. Exempelvis betalar Adidas Manchester United cirka 800 miljoner kronor per säsong för att klubbens spelare ska bära varumärkets tröjor medan huvudsponsorn Chevrolet betalar 700 miljoner kronor per säsong för att synas på tröjorna.

    För att kunna locka varumärken med en lite mindre plånbok väljer Chelsea nu att öppna upp för varumärken att göra mindre sociala medier-kampanjer med klubbens spelare, det rapporterar The Drum. De varumärken som vill göra en kampanj med en Chelseaspelare får då tillgång till klubbens inhouse-team och klubbens egna kanaler för distribution.

    Tillsammans med Duracell har de tagit fram en testkampanj med spelarna Mason Mount, Michy Batshuayi och Callum Hudson-Odoi. I kampanjen ligger den sistnämnde och kollar på sina mål och assist samtidigt som Duracells powerbank är inpluggad i telefonen. Livestreaming är en av de aktiviteter som drar mest från batteriet. 

    Kampanjen har ett par miljoner visningar och enligt Duracell bidrog den till en ”betydande” försäljningsökning av powerbanken.

    Chelseas marknadschef Gary Twelvetree säger till The Drum att att man genom den här modellen hoppas få knipa en del av annonsörernas budget tillägnad influencer marketing och branded content.

    – Även om vi precis börjat testa den här modellen har responsen hittills varit överväldigande. Personligen tror jag att det är perfekt tajmning att lansera en sån här tjänst och anledningen till varför det inte gjorts tidigare är förmodligen att kompetensen inte funnits hos klubbarnas marknadschefer. Nuförtiden måste klubbarna jobba för att hitta intäkter på alla sätt de kan, berättar han.

    https://www.resume.se/marknadsforing/kampanj/chelsea-spelarna-ska-locka-annonsorer-med-mindre-planbok/

    21 jan 2020  
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  • Öppettiderna i det största ligorna:
    * Premier league, Bundesliga och Ligue 1: 1–31 januari.
    * La liga och Serie A: 2–31 januari.
    * Eredivisie: 3–31 januari.
    …och i Sverige hålls fönstret öppet från 8 januari till 31 mars, allt enligt Fifas transferkalender.

    https://bloggar.aftonbladet.se/sillyseason/2020/01/21/chelsea-utmanar-atletico-gar-for-cavani/

    21 jan 2020  
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  • Edinson Cavani

    Edinson Cavani has scored 198 goals in 292 appearances for Paris St-Germain

    Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has called Edinson Cavani ”a great player” after being linked with the Uruguay striker.

    The Blues can make signings this month after their transfer ban was reduced.

    Cavani, 32, is out of contract in the summer and has asked to leave French side Paris St-Germain after ”an approach” from Atletico Madrid.

    ”He’s a great player; I played against him and always loved his mentality and attitude, and his scoring record speaks for itself,” said Lampard.

    ”I’m not absolutely aware of what the situation is, so we’ll see.

    ”The idea of bringing in experience is something I’m certainly not absolutely looking away from, because sometimes the young players need a little bit of help, and if that’s the case then that may help us.”

    Manchester United have also been linked with Cavani, who has scored a total of 351 goals in 577 club games, plus another 50 from 116 caps with Uruguay.

    Since joining PSG from Napoli for a reported £55m in 2013, the ex-Palermo striker has scored 198 goals in 292 appearances for the French champions, but just five from 14 games this term.

    Tammy Abraham, 22, has been Chelsea’s main striker this season while Olivier Giroud, 33, has made just two Premier League starts and could leave the Blues in January.

    And despite dominating possession and creating more chances at Newcastle on Saturday, Lampard’s side suffered their eighth league defeat of the season.

    ”I don’t think Newcastle hastens anything, it’s just we couldn’t do any business in the summer window,” added Lampard.

    ”At this point it [finishing] is something we’ve seen as a bit of a problem in our home games so we’ve got to work hard with the group here, and then if we can improve in terms of goal scoring it’s for sure something we have to look at.”

    After being on loan at Turkish side Fenerbahce, winger Victor Moses could be joining Inter Milan on another temporary deal.

    ”He’s coming back from his loan with a view to going elsewhere, and those talks are ongoing as well,” said Lampard.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/51182783

    20 jan 2020  
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  • Cavani has shown tremendous ability throughout his career as he has scored a staggering 198 goals in 293 appearances for PSG and has also hit the target 104 times in 138 games for Napoli.

    But if he is to replicate the same numbers at Stamford bridge then he will also have to build chemistry with the midfield.

    The 32-year-old should find it easy to learn to play with the likes of N’Golo Kante, Jorginho and Mason Mount behind him.

    Chelsea line-up with Edinson Cavani:

    (4-3-3): Kepa; James, Rudiger, Tomori, Azpilicueta; Kante, Jorginho, Mount; Pulisic, Abraham, Cavani.

    https://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/1230922/-

    20 jan 2020  
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  • Chelsea körde under söndagskvällen över Arsenal med 4-1 i ett derby- och toppmöte i Women’s Super League i England. Chelsea, som hade svenska landslagsstjärnorna Jonna Andersson och Magdalena Eriksson på planen i 90 minuter, rivstartade i första halvan av matchen genom att gå upp i 3-0-ledning efter 20 minuter och följde sedan upp det genom att hålla undan och vinna matchen stort. 

    Andersson medger nu att hon delvis inte var beredd på den rivstarten i matchen. 

    – Ja, men det är klart. Vi har haft svårt att göra mål tidigt i matcher och att göra det så här bra i en sådan här otroligt viktig match var lite overkligt. Vi hade en bra känsla och alla i laget hade bra självförtroende inför matchen, så vi gick in med en väldigt bra känsla till matchen också. Det var extremt skönt att få in ett så tidigt mål och sedan kunde vi spela med ett stort självförtroende, säger ytterbacken till Fotbollskanalen. 

    Andersson stod dessutom för en framspelning till Chelseas fjärde mål, då hon slog ett precist inlägg till Guro Reiten som nickade bollen i nät till 4-0 i andra halvan av matchen.

    – Den satt där den skulle, det var extremt skönt. Vi hade det lite tuffare i andra halvlek, då de överbelastade oss på kanterna och kom till inlägg. Vi kunde inte riktigt behålla bollen när vi vann den, men i den sekvensen fick vi behålla bollen och jag kunde komma upp högt upp på kanten. Vi har även tränat mycket på inlägg och avslut, så för mig var det bara att leverera in den, då vi har extremt bra spelare i boxen. Det var otroligt kul att få vara delaktig i det, säger hon. 

    Chelsea är fortsatt trea i tabellen, men nu med endast en poäng upp till Arsenal på andraplats och Manchester City i ledning. Dessutom har Chelsea en match färre spelad. 

    – Det är klart att vinsten var otroligt viktig, men vi har fortfarande väldigt många matcher kvar. Nu har vi vunnit den här matchen, men det betyder inte att vi har vunnit ligan. Vi behöver prestera i alla matcher oavsett motstånd, men nu har vi satt en bra grund och ska fortsätta på den här nivån och hålla den kvaliteten vi har visat att vi kan hålla. 

    Andersson lämnade i november 2017 Linköpings FC för spel i Chelsea och fick under den säsongen vara med och vinna den engelska högstaligan. I fjol blev det dock ”bara” en tredjeplats i ligaspelet och därmed siktar nu laget på att vinna ligan igen och förstås sluta topp-2 i ligan för att få chans att spela i Champions League igen nästa säsong. 

    – Målet är att komma tillbaka dit. Vi har under senaste två åren kommit till semifinal (i Champions League) och vi ska vara där. Vi vet att vi kan komma långt och det finns mål i klubben om att vi ska vinna Champions League. Vi måste dock ta oss dit också. 

    27-åringen skrev dessutom i slutet av förra året på ett nytt avtal över säsongen 2022 och hoppas därmed på att få vara med om framgångsrika år framöver. 

    – Det var ett ganska självklart val för mig. Jag har trivts jättebra här de här två åren och känt att jag utvecklats, samtidigt som jag är i en extremt professionell miljö. Jag vill ha det för att kunna bli bättre i matcher och när de ville förlänga var det en stor ära att de ville ha mig kvar. Det blev därmed också väldigt enkelt. Jag vill vara här och jag vet att Chelsea är en klubb som vill bli bättre och fortsätta att utvecklas. 

    Det känns som att det finns bra förutsättningar för att nå framgång?
    – Ja, det är extremt professionellt runt omkring och jag har utvecklats på alla plan under tiden jag har varit här. Det känns också som att Chelsea som lag och även den engelska ligan är något som många vill komma till, vilket förstås är ett gott tecken.

    Andersson fortsätter:

    – Sedan är, som sagt, ett av målen att ta sig till final och vinna Champions League. Det är ett realistiskt mål, vi kan vara där, men det är små marginaler och lite annorlunda ute i Europa. Vi har visat att vi kan göra det och det vore extremt häftigt att slåss om den pokalen. 

    https://www.fotbollskanalen.se/england/chelsea-svensken-om-cl-planerna-och-storsegern-mot-arsenal-var-lite-overkligt/

    20 jan 2020  
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  • Chelsea are scouting Boubakary Soumare ahead of a potential transfer as N’Golo Kante is linked with a move away.

    The Blues currently have no intentions of letting the World Cup winner leave but situations can quickly change in football.

    The Frenchman will be 30 next season and his contract expires in 2023 and Chelsea may believe that this summer could be the best chance to sell him for a large fee.

    Real Madrid were interested in the summer and after failing to land Paul Pogba may revisit that pursuit in the next transfer window.

    And according to The Athletic , Chelsea are keeping tabs on Lille star Soumare for a possible move.

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    The 20-year-old has had a tremendous campaign in Ligue 1 this season.

    It has led to interest in him from the likes of Manchester United, with Sky Sports reporting that talks have been held between clubs.

    However, Lille have no intention of letting the France Under-21 international leave this month.

    A deal is far more likely in the summer, which could work in Chelsea’s favour.

    Boubakary Soumare has been linked with several European clubs

    Boubakary Soumare has been linked with several European clubs
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    Soumare is seen more of a defensive-minded player while Frank Lampard has hinted that it his attack that he would like to spruce up.

    ”If we are looking for people to bring in to the areas to win games when you are controlling it, it is scoring goals,” he said.

    ”It’s clear from what I’m saying we know where we need to strengthen.”

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    It comes after Chelsea succumbed to a 1-0 loss to Newcastle at St. James’ Park.

    Lampard added: ”We know we have problems at the top of the pitch in terms of we don’t get enough goals. If you don’t score you are always liable for a sucker punch and they got it.

    ”We can’t work any more in training on finishing. You need to have that killer instinct in front of goal. We need to score more goals from front-line areas if we are going to get to where we want to be.”

    https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/chelsea-eyeing-boubakary-soumare-transfer-21313303

    19 jan 2020  
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  • Chelsea stunned defending Women’s Super League champions Arsenal with a 4-1 away win.

    Bethany England, Sam Kerr, Sophie Ingle and Guro Reiten were on target for the visitors at Meadow Park, before Beth Mead replied for Arsenal with 16 minutes remaining.

    Reiten set up the 10th-minute opener for England, Kerr headed the second from the edge of the six-yard box three minutes later, then Ingle volleyed Emma Hayes’ side three goals ahead by the 20-minute mark, from Reiten’s superb free-kick.

    Norwegian Reiten got a deserved goal midway through the second half, heading home from Jonna Andersson’s free-kick, before substitute Mead capitalised on a mistake from Katrin Berger for a headed goal which was of little consolation to the hosts.


    Elsewhere, Liverpool leapfrogged Bristol City and moved out of the Women’s Super League relegation zone with a 1-0 victory.

    A first-half goal from Rachel Furness gave the visitors their maiden win of the season.

    West Ham came from behind to beat Brighton as Alisha Lehmann scored twice in the final 10 minutes to secure a 2-1 home win.

    Reporting by Press Association.

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    Chelsea, med landslagsbackarna Magdalena Eriksson och Jonna Andersson, bortaspelade under söndagen i ett derby- och toppmöte med Arsenal på Meadow Park. Arsenal toppade inför matchen WSL med fyra poäng ner till Chelsea och därmed jagade svensklaget tre poäng, vilket det i slutändan också blev efter en målglad första halvlek. 

    Tio minuter in i matchen var Chelsea i ledning. Bethany England tog vara på en passning från Guro Reiten och ordnade 1-0. Tre minuter senare var det dags igen – 2-0 till Chelsea efter mål av storstjärnan Samantha Kerr. Därmed hade Chelsea matchen i egna händer och fortsatte dessutom framåt.

    Efter en frispark på offensiv planhalva slog Chelsea-yttern Sophie Ingle till utanför straffområdet med ett vackert avslut i mål till 3-0 efter 20 minuter. Det stod sig första halvlek ut och i andra halvlek kontrollerade mestadels det blåklädda laget matchen.

    – Jag tittade på min klocka efter 22 minuter och vi ledde med 3-0. Då tänkte jag för mig själv: ”Vilken konstig situation att vara i”, säger Chelsea-tränaren Emma Hayes till BT Sport enligt BBC.

    Arsenal lyckades aldrig komma riktigt nära och i stället spelade Jonna Andersson i 67:e minuten fram Guro Reiten till 4-0 med ett precist inlägg, som Reiten nickade i mål. Arsenal reducerade i slutskedet, men kom inte närmare än så och matchen slutade med 4-1-seger för Chelsea på bortaplan. 

    – När vi spelar så här är det riktigt tufft (att möta oss). Det var en insats på Champions League-nivå, alla var otroliga, säger Hayes. 

    – Jag tycker att matchen var över i halvtid. Jag är alltid stolt över mina spelare för hur de representerar klubben och jag är alltid glad över att träna dem. Det var den här matchen som inte gick som vi tänkte, säger Arsenal-tränaren Joe Montemurro till BT Sport enligt BBC. 

    Chelsea är fortsatt trea, men nu med en poäng upp till Arsenal på andraplats och en poäng upp till Manchester City i serieledning. Chelsea har dock en match färre spelad än toppkonkurrenterna i ligan. 

    Startelvor:

    Chelsea: Berger – Mjelde, Eriksson, Bright, Andersson – Ingle, Soyun, Kerr, Reiten, England – Cuthbert. 

    Arsenal: Zinsberger – Schnaderbeck, Williamson, Quinn, Nobbs – Van de Donk, Little, Roord – Wälti, Miedema, McCabe. 

    https://www.fotbollskanalen.se/england/chelsea-svenskarna-fick-fira---korde-over-arsenal-i-stormote/

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