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Chelsea match-winner Willian wants his side’s 2-0 win at Tottenham Hotspur to be the benchmark for the rest of the season.

The Blues ensured they will spend Christmas in the Premier League top four after Willian’s two goals gave them an impressive win at the their London rivals, even if it was overshadowed by the shameful racist abuse towards Antonio Rudiger.

Willian was one of the stars of the show, benefitting from Frank Lampard’s tactical switch which saw the apprentice outfox his former master Jose Mourinho.


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It leaves Chelsea four points clear in fourth place and six ahead of Spurs after the timely win, which followed a run of four defeats from their last five games.

Willian says his side have to recreate that level of performance, starting with Boxing Day’s clash with Southampton.

“We did a good job from the first minute,” he said. “This kind of game is about mentality and how we fight for every ball, in every minute, in every situation. And we did everything to win this game.

“We showed everything – personality and we fight for every ball. We played, we controlled the game, and that’s why we won.

“We have to carry on. We cannot go up and down any more. We have more games now to come and we have to win games to stay at the top, so I think we can do it.

“I think we have to do exactly the same job. When we play away, we now have to do it at home, as simple as that. We have to win at home. No option, we have to win.”

Willian is intrinsically linked to Spurs, having been in the midst of a medical in north London when Mourinho, then in his second spell as Chelsea manager, pinched him from under his current employer’s nose in 2013. He has enjoyed playing against Spurs ever since and was delighted to get two goals.

The first was a fine curling effort, taking advantage of some slack defending from a short corner and the second came from the penalty spot after some VAR intervention.

He added: “It’s special to score in every game but when you have a derby it’s different. I’m happy with the two goals, I’m happy with the performance and we have to keep the momentum.”

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Chelsea tog en säker seger på bortaplan mot Tottenham i Premier League. Matchen slutade 0–2 efter två mål av Willian i första halvleken.

Chelsea tog ledningen i matchen mot Tottenham efter 12 minuter.

Med ett skott inifrån straffområdet kunde Willian hitta nätet bakom Paulo Gazzaniga och göra 1-0.

Noll minuter innan halvtidsvilan kunde Willian, med sitt andra mål i matchen, fastställa slutresultatet 2-0. Han har nu gjort fyra mål i Premier League den här säsongen.

Det här betyder att Tottenham är kvar på sjunde plats, och Chelsea stannar på fjärde plats, i tabellen.

Torsdag 26 december möter Tottenham Brighton hemma 13.30 och Chelsea möter Southampton hemma 16.00.

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– Det känns väldigt bra för oss som lag men även för fansens skull. Det var ett bra resultat, säger Chelseas kapten Cesar Azpilicueta enligt BBC.

Lärjungen Frank Lampard, den förre storspelaren som blivit tränare i Chelsea, kramade hjärtligt om läromästaren José Mourinho efteråt. Sedan firade Lampard länge med fansen på Tottenhams superarena.

Willian var segerorganisatör för Chelsea. Han vek snabbt in i straffområdet efter en hörna och avlossade ett skott i bortre högra hörnet för 1-0 i den tolfte minuten. Sedan tog han hand om straffen på tilläggstid i första halvleken och placerade in 2-0. Tottenhams målvakt Paulo Gazzaniga mejade ner Marcos Alonso och orsakade straffen. 

Domaren granskade VAR i samband med att den fallande Son Heung-min sparkade upp mot Antonio Rüdiger i en närkamp. Det var ingen hård spark i magen men avsikten var tydlig och Son Heung-min fick ett rött kort och kastade sig förtvivlat i gräset i en dramatisk gest. Chelsea hade redan då efter en dryg timme ett säkert grepp om matchen och ledde med 2-0. Med det röda kortet stängdes matchen.

– Jag hoppas att Rüdiger återhämtar sig snabbt från sina brutna revben, säger Mourinho ironiskt till Sky Sports.

Två utrop i högtalarna mot rasism

Två gånger meddelade speakern att rasistiska tillmälen inte hör hemma inom fotbollen. Föremål kastades även in mot Chelseas målvakt Kepa Arrizabalaga.

– Tony (Antonio Rüdiger) kom till mig och berättade att det sjöngs rasistiska ramsor mot honom. Jag tog kontakt med domaren. Vi var bekymrade av beteendet. Det måste få ett stopp, säger kaptenen Cesar Azpilicueta.

När José Mourniho var tränare för Chelsea 2013-2015 var han öppen med att han aldrig skulle kunna träna Tottenham, ett uttalande som han parerat med ”men det var innan jag fick sparken”.

Matchen gällde förutom prestigen att ta sig till Champlons League-plats som fyra i tabellen.  I och med Chelseas vinst förstärkte laget sin fjärdeplats, som Tottenham hade tagit över vid vinst. Tottenham är kvar på sjunde plats i tabellen.

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Under söndagen ställdes José Mourinho mot sin tidigare spelare Frank Lampard när deras respektive lag, Tottenham och Chelsea, drabbade samman i ett Londonderby.

Chelsea fick en smakstart på matchen och tog ledningen efter tolv minuters spel. Det blåa Londonlaget valde att använda sig av kort hörna och Willian fick bollen. Brassen gjorde ett par överstegsfinter, vek in i planen och knorrade in 1-0 i den bortre gaveln.

Före paus utökade Chelsea sin ledning. Någon minut innan den första akten var slut rusade Tottenham-målvakten Paulo Gazzaniga ut, missade bollen och kolliderade med Marcos Alonso. Domaren Anthony Taylor valde först att ge frispark åt ”Spurs”, men beslutet ändrades efter VAR-granskning. Från elva meter var Willian iskall och gjorde både sitt och Chelseas andra mål i matchen.

Uppförsbacken blev sedan än brantare för Tottenham i matchens andra akt. I den 62:e minuten gick Heung-Min Son in i duell med Antonio Rüdiger och fick frispark emot sig. Tottenham-spelaren sprattlade därefter till med benen, en eftersläng. Efter VAR-granskning valde domaren Anthony Taylor att ge sydkoreanen gult kort, vilket var hans andra varning i matchen och därmed blev han utvisad.

Tottenham lyckades inte resa sig från underläget och matchen slutade 2-0.

– Jag är väldigt glad över de två målen, men det viktigaste var att vi vann matchen. Vi var briljanta i dag. Jag tror att ”Spurs” trodde att vi skulle slå in bollen i ”boxen” vid första måltn, men det gjorde vi inte utan vi använde oss av en kort variant och det funkade. Lagets inställning var perfekt. Jag tror att vi nu måste fortsätta på samma väg, säger Willian enligt BBC.

I och med resultatet ligger Chelsea alltjämt på fjärdeplats, laget har spelat ihop 32 poäng. Tottenham är sjundeplacerat på 26 poäng. Serieledare i Premier League är Liverpool på 49 poäng.

Startelvor:

Tottenham: Gazzaniga – Aurier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen – Dier, Sissoko – Dele, Son, Lucas – Kane.

Chelsea: Kepa – Rüdiger, Tomori, Zouma – Azpilicueta Kante, Kovacic, Alonso – Willian, Mount – Abraham.

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Sky showed footage of an interview with Mourinho, where he was talking to presenter David Jones and former Liverpool hero Graeme Souness earlier this week.

When they cut back to the studio, Jones revealed Mourinho had come in to see them while the interview was being aired.

Mourinho worked for Sky for the opening months of this season as a pundit before taking the Tottenham job in November.

But, as Jones says, it was not him, Souness or Manchester United legend Gary Neville who the Portuguese wanted to talk to.

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Starting XI…

The team news arrives and there are a few interesting changes to discuss.

Tottenham XI: Gazzaniga, Aurier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Dier, Sissoko, Moura, Alli, Son, Kane.

Subs: Vorm, Rose, Winks, Lo Celso, Foyth, Eriksen, Ndombele.

Chelsea XI: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Rudiger, Tomori, Alonso, Kante, Kovacic, Mount, Willian, Abraham.

Subs: Caballero, Christensen, Jorginho, Hudson-Odoi, Pulisic, Batshuayi, James.

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Han skulle ut och rensa undan en djupledsboll.

Tottenhammålvakten Paulo Gazzaniga träffade ingen boll – däremot en Marcos Alonso.

Heung-Min Son? Han träffade dock precis där han siktade med sin eftersläng.

Dubbla hjärnsläpp har fällt Tottenham i derbyt mot Chelsea.

Chelsea fick en drömstart på derbyt borta mot Tottenham. Brasilianaren Willian bröt in från vänsterkanten och placerade vackert in 0–1 från distans i den 12:e minuten.

Precis innan pausvilan skulle just Willian (igen) utöka Chelsealedningen från straffpunkten – i en match som präglades av heta känslor och ett mindre bra Tottenham.

Med fötterna först

Detta efter ett totalt hjärnsläpp från målvakten Paulo Gazzaniga.

Tottenhammålvakten skulle ut och akrobatiskt sparka undan en djupledsboll som kommit in i hans straffområde. Han var aldrig ens nära att lyckas med det han försökte.

I stället flög den argentinske målvakten, med fötterna först, rakt in i en framstormande Marcos Alonso.

Dömde frispark

Efter att domaren Anthony Taylor först dömt frispark till Gazzaniga så ändrade han sig väldigt fort efter att VAR-bilderna visat hur Chelseavänsterbacken körts över i straffområdet.

– Varför tar han (Gazzaniga) inte den med händerna? Varför tar det så lång tid? Och hur kunde Anthony Taylor döma frispark till Tottenham när han stod så nära situationen? frågar sig Bojan Djordjic i Viasatstudion.

Utvisad Son

På tal om hjärnsläpp.

En kvart in i den andra halvleken föll Heung-Min Son i en duell med Antonio Rüdiger. Son valde att svara med sträcka upp dobbarna i bröstet på Rüdiger. Ett tilltag som straffades med ett direkt rött kort för sydkoreanen efter VAR-granskning. Hans tredje röda kort i Spurströjan detta kalenderår.

Situationen följdes kort därefter av en paus i spelet när Antonio Rüdiger fick rasistiska tillmälen riktade mot sig från läktarhåll. Något som Rüdiger tydligt visade till domaren.

Matchen pågår

Domaren Anthony Taylor följde riktlinjerna, angivna av det europeiska fotbollsförbundet Uefa, som säger att en match kan brytas helt och hållet om rasismen inte upphör efter tre varningar. Detta ansågs dock inte vara nödvändigt på Tottenham Hotspur Stadium och matchen kunde fullföljas.

Före detta Newcastle- och Tottenhamspelaren Jermaine Jenas, numera tv-expert, sade enligt BBC:

– Med teknologin som finns på den här arenan så skulle jag bli chockad om de inte kunde peka ut (den skyldige) individen.

Han tillade:

– Jag vill inte att såna kommer tillbaka till arenan någonsin igen. Tyvärr är vissa människor så här okunniga.

Även Tottenhams manager José Mourinho fick efter matchen frågor om rasismen som utspelade sig på läktaren.

– Jag såg inte vad som hände men domaren följde direktiven. Han kom fram till mig och Lampard (Frank, Chelseas manager) och sade vad som hände. Alla klubbar står på samma sida i den här frågan. Vi är besvikna, sade portugisen till Sky Sports.

Incidenten var den andra med rasistisk prägel på kort tid i Premier League. För bara ett par veckor sedan greps en supporter för rasistiskt beteende när Manchester City och Manchester United möttes den 7 december. Mannen ska senare ha släppts mot borgen i väntan på utredning.

Chelsea vann matchen mot Tottenham med 2–0.

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Manchester United are willing to pay £119m for Jadon Sancho, but that may still not be enough to convince the young Englishman.

The Red Devils have made recruiting homegrown talent a priority and the Borussia Dortmund winger ticks plenty of their boxes.

But Chelsea are keen to be involved in the race and are confident they can land the 19-year-old because they offer a greater possibility of Champions League football.

Playing at Europe’s top table is a must for Sancho and he has doubts over whether United are in a position to challenge for the top four, reports Goal .

The Red Devils failed to make the top four last season and don’t look consistent enough to do so this term.

Sancho’s rise after leaving England has made him one of the hottest properties in Europe and he is expected to move on from Dortmund – be that in January or the summer.

The teenager grew up in London and followed the Blues as a boy which adds to the appeal.

Chelsea are now able to recruit having had their transfer ban lifted by the Court of Arbitration of Sport.

Jadon Sancho is now a regular with England following his performances at Borussia Dortmund

Frank Lampard has had to work with his hands tied since taking over, but will now be able to fill the sizeable hole that Eden Hazard left when he departed for Real Madrid.

His transfer fee remains unspent and would cover the majority of the money Sancho would command were Chelsea to pursue a move.

The winger has once again been in the goals this season which only increases his appeal throughout Europe.

Manchester City, the club he left for Germany, and Real Madrid are also said to be tracking Sancho’s situation.

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“It does and not just them, (Mateo) Kovacic is one to mention as well because he’s taken up all of those roles and been really good for us this year,” Lampard added.  

“The biggest gripe we have with ourselves is that if you look at our season, in lots of games, we see a lot of the ball and have control in certain games.

“Then you look at how clinical you were in certain areas where football is won and lost.

“We’ve been given away goals we’re not happy with at times, but I think in modern Premier League football, it’s getting harder to keep clean sheets.”

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Chelsea have launched a mega-money bid for Real Madrid playmaker Isco, it has been claimed.

The 27-year-old has been in and out of the team since Zinedine Zidane return to the Bernabeu prompting Florentino Perez to look for a buyer.

A promising performance in last night’s El Clasico stalemate could earn Isco a stay of execution but the Premier League club have slapped an offer on Perez’s desk.

According to El Desmarque , Chelsea slapped in a £44.4m (€52m) offer for the Spain international on Monday.

Perez is considering the proposal despite it meeting the asking price he set for Isco in last summer’s transfer window.

The Real Madrid president was eager to send an alternative player to Stamford Bridge.

He hoped to use super-agent Jorge Mendes’ good relationship with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich to seal a transfer for James Rodriguez.

Colombia international Rodriguez is set for the exit door after failing to impress Zidane upon his return from a two-season loan spell at Bayern Munich.

Chelsea have launched a bid for Real Madrid’s Isco
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But Chelsea have decided against pursuing a deal.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard reportedly has a £150m transfer kitty after the club’s transfer ban was halved by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

As a result, they are able to register new players in the January transfer window.

Chelsea hit back at FIFA after the CAS decision.

Chelsea have no interest in James Rodriguez

“The approach taken by Fifa to this case has been deeply unsatisfactory, not least as Fifa chose to treat Chelsea entirely differently to Manchester City for reasons that make absolutely no sense to Chelsea,” a statement from the club read.

“Chelsea respects the importance of the work undertaken by Fifa in relation to the protection of minors and has fully cooperated with Fifa throughout its investigation. However, if Fifa continues to impose inconsistent and unequal sanctions on clubs then it will not only undermine the very purpose of the regulations but it will also bring into doubt the game’s confidence in Fifa being able to appropriately regulate this important area.”

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Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has revealed he won’t share a drink with Chelsea boss Frank Lampard after Sunday’s crunch top-four clash between the sides.

Mourinho won three Premier League crowns across two spells at Stamford Bridge, with then Chelsea midfielder Lampard playing a key role in the Portuguese’ success in west London.

The pair have maintained a close relationship, and Lampard said on Friday he has ”huge respect” for the 56-year-old but does not want to be a ”clone” of him.


The Spurs boss said he would ”always love” Lampard but revealed that a hug, rather than a post-match drink, was the only hospitality his opposite number could expect this weekend.

”I don’t think [we will have a drink] because our stadium is built in the way that our office is completely on the inside our private headquarters,” Mourinho said.

”Until now I didn’t invite any managers to go there and I don’t think I’ll do that with Frank. But a big hug before the game and another after the game, that’s for sure independent of results and who is happy.

”I think our feelings will be forever. I’ll always be grateful to him for what he gave me as a player. Nothing is going to change that. I love the guy, I will always love the guy. I hope he loses on Sunday.”

The pair met as managers when Lampard took his Derby side to Old Trafford last season, but this fixure will have added spice as Mourinho’s Spurs can leapfrog their London rivals with victory.

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Chelseas insatser har varit ojämna, förlust i ligan senast mot ett skadeskjutet Bournemouth. Vidare i Champions League trots alla hinder. Vad händer med klubben framåt?

Här, i ett exklusivt, 60 minuter långt tv-program, analyserar Erik Niva, Kalle Karlsson och Patrik Syk hur säsongen varit för Frank Lampards lag och hur framtiden kan bli. Dessutom avslöjar Niva hemligheten om STÖRSTA supertalangen.

Detaljen hos Chelsea som Kalle imponeras av: ”Alltså. Värdet är ju enormt!”

Kalle om hajpade sensationen: ”Det är uppenbart att han och Lampard har en särskild relation”

Niva lyrisk över Chelseas totala förvandling: ”De kan spela ett helt lag med egna produkter – finns inga begränsningar”

”Det skulle vara väldigt hälsosamt för hela Premier League om Chelsea…”

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Jose Mourinho and Frank Lampard meet again as Tottenham and Chelsea face off in a Premier League London derby on Sunday.

Just a few weeks ago, it looked as though the top four was beyond Tottenham: now, a win over Chelsea would see them leapfrog the Blues into the Champions League qualification places.

Mourinho’s return to Premier League football has seen Spurs close in on the top four, with Chelsea’s run of four defeats in their last five League matches cause for alarm at Stamford Bridge.

The Special One would dearly love a win against his former club, especially since the fans turned on him when he joined Manchester United. Lampard, meanwhile, needs a result – and beating his mentor on the road is exactly what he needs right now.

Premier League preview

Tottenham vs Chelsea
Venue:
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium​
Date: Sunday, 22 December, 2019
Kick-off time: 4:30pm GMT

Prediction

Tottenham 2-1 Chelsea: Lampard’s Blues remain fourth in the table, but their poor recent run has shown up a few limitations in the squad – particularly in defence.

Mourinho is likely to target those ruthlessly, and Chelsea will need to be at their best to keep the likes of Harry Kane out. Still, Spurs should pick up three points.

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Match odds

  • Tottenham to win: 6/4
  • Draw: 14/5
  • Chelsea to win: 2/1

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Tickets

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Chelsea away tickets are currently sold out.

Team news

Hugo Lloris (elbow) and Michel Vorm (calf) remain out of action for Spurs. Tanguy Ndombele (groin), Erik Lamela (thigh) and Ben Davies (ankle) are all out as well, so Mourinho is unlikely to make huge changes.

As for Chelsea, Ruben Loftus-Cheek is still some way off match fitness, while Fikayo Tomori (hip) and Olivier Giroud (ankle) are doubts.

Predicted lineups

Tottenham (4-2-3-1): Gazzanigga; Aurier, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Vertonghen; Sissoko, Dier; Lucas, Dele Alli, Son; Kane

Chelsea (4-3-3): Kepa; James, Rudiger, Zouma, Azpilicueta; Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic; Willian, Abraham, Pulisic

TV channel and live stream information

The match will be shown live on Sky Sports’ Premier League and Main Event channels, and is available via Now TV with a day pass on offer for £8.99. Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via SkyGo and the SkyGo app.

You can follow all the action on our LIVE match blog with Dan Kilpatrick and James Olley at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Head to head (H2H) results history

Tottenham have a poor Premier League record against Chelsea, winning just seven of their 54 meetings. Chelsea boast 28 victories along with 19 draws.

Both sides won at home in the League last season, with Spurs collecting a 3-1 win last November before losing 2-0 at the Bridge in February.

As for the managers, Mourinho and Lampard have already faced off once as coaches, with Lampard’s Derby stunning Mourinho’s Manchester United with a Carabo Cup penalty shootout win at Old Trafford in September 2018.

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At the start of the Premier League campaign, Jose Mourinho was sat in the pundit’s chair with Sky Sports and made some comments about Chelsea ’s lack of experience and naivety under Frank Lampard .

The Portuguese has since stepped back into hotseat of management with Tottenham Hotspur and, with his new team set to face Lampard’s Blues on Sunday, he will be hoping his analysis rings true.

In November, Chelsea were flying high after an excellent start to the season and were gearing up to face Manchester City .

City came into the clash off the back of a devastating 3-1 loss to title rivals Liverpool and it was suggested that Chelsea could upset the defending Premier League champions.

However, Mourinho was not convinced, claiming the young team’s inexperience may leave them found wanting against elite opposition .

“In the first weekend I was worried and I’m still worried with the big matches,” he said. “I think fantastic work. The kids coming into the team are fitting amazingly well with the top class players like Willian and Kante.

“I think really, really great work by Frank. But they lost twice against United, they lost against Liverpool at home.

“They conceded four goals against Ajax and I’m very, very curious to see Chelsea in the next match at the Etihad.

“I’m curious to see if they found that great empathy between the good football they play and the pragmatism that the top teams must have to play against top teams.

“When they find that I think they have a great team for the future. I don’t believe in them to finish top two, but I believe very seriously for them to finish top four.”

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Ultimately, Mourinho’s reservations were proven correct, with City winning the match 2-1 after some defensive lapses by Chelsea.

Since then, Lampard’s men have been on a poor run, losing three of the four league games that followed.

Now, with Chelsea gearing up to face Mourinho’s Tottenham, the Blues will need to heed their former boss’ warning if they are to emerge with all three points.

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För elva år sedan arbetade Vinay Menon som hälsokonsult i Dubai och fick en fråga av en av sina kunder: ”Skulle du vilja komma och lära ut dina andningsövningar i England?”

Så blev det och mannen visade sig vara Chelseas ägare Roman Abramovich. 

– Jag hade ingen aning om vem han var, jag visste bara att han var min kunds man, säger Menon till amerikanska tidningen New York Times. 

Menon fick en fast anställning i klubben och erbjuder numera både yoga och avslappningstekniker till spelarna i laget. Han berättar att det till en början var främmande för spelarna, men när förre Chelsea-anfallaren Didier Drogba gav honom en chans, så spred det sig sakta men säkert till resten av laget.

En tidigare spelare i klubben Eden Hazard, numera i Real Madrid, var i början kritisk, men tycker nu att han förbättrar sitt spel med yoga. 

– Jag ska vara helt ärlig – när jag såg honom (Menon) första gången tänkte jag: ”Vad gör han här?”, säger Hazard enligt New York Times. 

Menon övertygade honom genom att berätta hur yoga kunde få honom att slappna av. 

– Man gör det en timme och sedan känner man: ”Woosh”. Det är som att bli av med all press, i en timme får man bara slappna av, säger han.

Hazard fortsätter: 

– I en hyperaktiv värld såsom elitfotboll är det en hårfin fördel som behövs. Om ditt spel förändras till det bättre så ska man absolut göra det. Den här typen av träning kan förbättra en liten del, kanske inte ens en hel procent men man gör det ändå, säger Hazard.  

Yoga-träningen fortsätter för Chelseas spelare, fortfarannde under ledning av Vinay Menon.

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Chelsea are under pressure to complete a deal for Bournemouth’s Nathan Ake with his buy back clause expiring in the summer.

The Dutchman left Stamford Bridge for the Cherries in June 2017 for £20m and has continued to flourish.

Chelsea though included a clause which would allow them to buy the 24-year-old back for £40m before next summer, reports the Athletic’s David Ornstein.

Their time looked to have passed once they were given a transfer ban, but having seen it lifted Frank Lampard will be able to test the market in January.

Ake is seen as a strong option for Chelsea as they seek to sure up a defence that has leaked goals throughout the year and Eddie Howe’s side are aware of the interest.

”The really interesting thing is that when Chelsea were handed their transfer ban Bournemouth were delighte,” said Ornstein.

”It was a two window transfer ban covering the summer of 2019 and the winter of 2020 and before the next window after that when they would be able to buy again in the summer of 2020, the Ake buy back clause would’ve expired.

Nathan Ake is on Chelsea’s radar in January and they head the queue for his signature

”However Chelsea succeed in their appeal. The second window – January 2020 – they can now sign Ake for £40m.

”But it is their last opportunity to do so. So a nervous wait for Bournemouth – especially as Ake is injured and as things stand, Bournemouth dont have a replacement lined up.”

Ake is capable of playing across the back four which is another plus for Lampard who has weaknesses at left back and centrally.

The Dutchman is currently on the treatment table, but that wouldn’t put Chelsea off bringing him back to west London.

They have first refusal on the defender who has also attracted interest from Manchester City and several leading lights in Spain leaving them in the driving seat.

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/chelsea-nathan-ake-40m-transfer-21114627

Lampard started the season well after recovering from the opening day defeat to Manchester United but things have stalled in recent weeks and they have won just one of their last five Premier League games.

They remain fourth in the table but are now only three points above Tottenham and face them, and Jose Mourinho, this Sunday.

Manchester United in sixth are only another point back, while Chelsea are six points behind third-place Manchester City.

Lampard has admitted he’s keen on bringing in some top players to supplement his squad for the rest of the season and was asked about Ake, Wilfried Zaha and Ben Chilwell.

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Chelsea are running out of time in their £40million transfer pursuit of Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake.

The Blues sold Ake to the Cherries in 2017 but inserted a buy-back clause in the agreement that allows them first refusal on the centre-back.

However Stamford Bridge boss Frank Lampard will have to make a decision in the January transfer window as the £40m clause is due to expire before the summer window opens.

Indeed, The Athletic has claimed that January represents the last chance for Chelsea to sign their former defender in a cut-price deal.

The report goes on to say that the Premier League clubs are yet to open discussions over a deal but there is an expectation that Ake may be keen on the move.

Nathan Ake has been linked with a return to Chelsea
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Ake, whose Bournemouth side secured a shock 1-0 win at Chelsea over the weekend, is sidelined for up to six weeks with an injury.

That has further increased doubts that Chelsea will step up their pursuit, with Manchester City also linked with a move for the Holland international.

Speaking of the situation surrounding Ake last week, Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe said: “It would be obviously my wish to hold on to everybody. Some of these things are out of our control.

The Blues sold Ake to the Cherries in 2017 but inserted a buy-back clause
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“We will wait and see. I don’t want to give you evasive answers but I am in no control of that at the moment.

“A lot of things with transfers [from] trying to bring players in, trying to keep the squad we have, is out of my hands.

“Obviously, we will be doing our best to be as strong as we can into the second half of the season.”

https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/chelsea-running-out-time-seal-21107454



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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.

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Nathan Ake har ett förflutet i Chelsea men lämnade klubben i juli 2017 för spel i Bournemouth, en klubb han tidigare också varit utlånad till. Nu kommer uppgifter från Mirror om att Frank Lampard vill köpa tillbaka nederländaren, de har också förstatjing på en affär på mittbacken.

Återköpsklausulen ligger på 40 miljoner pund och Chelsea måste ta ett beslut om att värva honom innan sommarens transferfönster öppnar eftersom att klausulen då utgår.

The Athletic har rapporterat om att januari-fönstret därför är Chelseas sista chans att köpa tillbaka 24-åringen för rabatterat pris. Uppgifter säger att Premier League-klubbarna inte har påbörjat en diskussion gällande en övergång men att förhoppningen ska vara att Ake vill flytta från Bournemouth som ligger på 14 plats i Premier League.

Dock ska London-klubben ha konkurrens enligt Mirror då Manchester City också ska vara intresserade.

– Naturligtvis är det min önskning att behålla alla spelare, men vissa saker kan inte jag kontrollera för tillfället. Vi får vänta och se, mycket gällande transfers från att värva spelare till att behålla vår nuvarande trupp ligger inte i mina händer, säger Bournemouths tränare Eddie Howe, enligt den brittiska tidningen.

Ake är i detta nu skadad väntas bli borta upp till sex veckor framöver, skriver Mirror.

 

https://www.fotbollskanalen.se/bloggar/sillybloggen/2019/12/16/chelsea-vill-kopa-tillbaka-bournmouths-back/

Brighton youngster Ben White has caught the eye of Chelsea during his excellent loan spell with Leeds this season.

The 22-year-old has been an integral part of Leeds’ success in the Championship, with his defensive displays interesting the Blues.

Frank Lampard ’s side have been looking at a number of potential defensive reinforcements in January now that their transfer ban has been lifted, with former player Nathan Ake at the top of the list .

Now at Bournemouth, the Dutchman has a £40m buy-back clause which Chelsea consider to be good value in the current market, given the world record fees Manchester United and Liverpool forked out for Harry Maguire and Virgil van Dijk respectively.

However, the Sun are reporting that White is also of interest, although his parent club do not want him to go.

They had been planning to let him see out the rest of the season at Elland Road, before introducing him into their team next season.

Those plans could now change, with Chelsea said to be considering a bid of around £25m for the centre-back, which would likely tempt Brighton into a sale.

Chelsea are also interested in Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake

The report also states that White would go straight into the first-team at Stamford Bridge, meaning the fact he could represent the Blues in the Champions League increases his appeal.

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Lampard has also openly spoken of his desire to sign a replacement for Eden Hazard, saying: “It is quite clear in the summer we lost Eden Hazard who has been a huge part of scoring and creating for us in the last few seasons. We need more competition in those creative areas.”

As a result, they have been linked with moves for Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha and Borussia Dortmund forward Jadon Sancho.

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/brighton-set-ben-white-transfer-21102183

“The fans shouldn’t be excited if we’re going to play 10 balls across the back four, they shouldn’t be. And that’s not the team I want to manage.

“I’m a Chelsea man and everyone knows that, and I would be the first to say if the fans were flat.

“But today I’m never going to say that, because if I was a fan sitting there today I’d also be saying ’too slow, too slow, centre-back to centre-back, centre-back to full-back, back to centre-back, back to full-back’. And I don’t want to come and see that.

“So I won’t blame the fans, they come here to support the team, they will come to Tottenham next week and they’ll come to Southampton on Boxing Day.

https://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/1217512/-

Chelsea öppnade hösten starkt och ligger fortfarande på den fjärde och sista Champions League-platsen. 

Men man är på allvar på väg att bjuda in Manchester United.

Under lördagseftermiddagen åkte Frank Lampards gäng på en oväntad förlust hemma mot Bournemouth. Det var hemmalaget som hade flest avslut på mål, men det var gästernas Dan Gosling som med ryggen mot Kepa Arrizabalaga lättade bollen över målvakten och in i mål.

Chelsea förlorade mot Bournemouth

Målet dömdes först bort för offside, men domaren Graham Scott kunde efter Var-granskning konstatera att målet skulle godkännas och Chelsea förlorade med 0-1 på Stamford Bridge.

– Herregud, han är ju onside, säger den brittiske kommentatorn i Viasats klipp.

Något som innebär att klubben nu har förlorat fyra av sina fem senaste matcher i Premier League. Manchester United, som har fått upp farten med segrar mot både Tottenham och Manchester City, är fem poäng efter Chelsea, men har en match mindre spelad.

– Chelsea har kastat bort alldeles för mycket poäng, säger experten Bojan Djordjic i Viasat.

https://www.expressen.se/sport/fotboll/premier-league/chelseas-nya-fiasko-efter-markliga-scener/

Dan Gosling’s late strike awarded by VAR condemned a below-par Chelsea side to a 1-0 defeat at home to Bournemouth.

Frank Lampard’s side were looking to extend the gap between themselves and the top-four chasing back to eight points after qualifying for the last-16 of the Champions League.

Mount had the game’s first big chance, chesting down Azpilicueta’s cross and striking towards goal only to see Aaron Ramsdale make a smart stop.

His England team-mate Tammy Abraham went close minutes later, swinging a volley into the side netting from Cesar Azpilicueta’s cross.

In a first half of end-to-end action but very few clear-cut chances, the 22-year-old should have broken the deadlock in first-half stoppage time. Willian curled in a corner and the towering striker headed over from close range.

Neither side mustered a shot at goal in the opening quarter of an hour of the second half, but Bournemouth missed perhaps their best chance of the game when Josh King’s square ball missed Lewis Cook by a matter of inches.

Frank Lampard made a double change with Callum Hudson-Odoi and Mateo Kovacic coming on for Christian Pulisic and Willian.

And the 18-year-old had an instant impact when his cross caused havoc in the Bournemouth area. After a series of headers, it came to Emerson at the far post and he somehow headed straight at Ramsdale.

The miss would prove costly because with six minutes remaining, Jefferson Lerma’s header in the box found Dan Gosling in the area. With his back to goal, he dinked it over Kepa

and the flag was raised. But when VAR checked the angles, the midfielder was clearly onside and the decision therefore overturned.

Chelsea struggled to truly test Ramsdale – other than a long-range strike from Kovacic – in the final moments as the Blues fell to a second home defeat in three games.

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Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has been urged to sign three players in January

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has been urged to sign three players in January (Picture: Getty)

Paul Merson says Chelsea will secure a top-four finish in the Premier League this season if they buy the ‘right three players’.

The Blues have largely impressed under new manager and club legend Frank Lampard and sit fourth in the table ahead of Saturday’s clash with Bournemouth.

Chelsea were not expected to be able to sign any players during the January window but the club’s ban was lifted earlier in the month, allowing Lampard to utilise the Blues’ funds.

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And Merson says Chelsea can qualify for next season’s Champions League if they sign a centre forward and two defenders next month.

‘If Chelsea do the right deals in January they can book their ticket to a top four finish now their transfer ban has been lifted,’ the Arsenal hero told Starsport.

‘They are right in the hunt already but they have teams breathing down their neck now and the youngsters could do with some help.

‘They need a centre forward to take the load off Tammy Abraham for a start. He’s done brilliantly but you can’t rely on him alone for the rest of the season.

‘I think Olivier Giroud will go. He’s hardly played and isn’t getting any younger. So they will need to replace him.

‘They might need a more experienced centre half if Antonio Rudiger isn’t going to be 100 per cent for the rest of the season – and they need a left back as well.


Paul Merson has backed the Blues to secure a top-four finish in the Premier League

Paul Merson has backed the Blues to secure a top-four finish in the Premier League (Picture: Getty)

‘But they don’t need major surgery. I don’t think they will spend big. Frank Lampard was a hard-working player. He will only want to buy that type of player.

‘He won’t want to be paying £80m for a superstar who just does enough in training and doesn’t pull his weight in matches.

‘Chelsea’s kids have done well but there are times when they will need to be taken out of the team. Buy the right three players and I think they’re guaranteed to make the Champions League.’

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Hazards löfte till Chelsea-fansen

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Real Madrids stora prestigevärvning.

Men Eden Hazard har siktet på Chelsea.

– Jag gör mitt jobb här, sedan kommer jag tillbaka, lovar belgaren.

I somras blev Eden Hazards drömflytt äntligen av och han lämnade London för Madrid.

Nu verkar den 28-årige superstjärnan längta tillbaka.

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Hazard fångades på film tillsammans med en Chelsea-supporter där han gav ett löfte som många av klubbens fans lär komma ihåg.

– Jag gör mitt jobb här, sedan kommer jag tillbaka, säger belgaren.

Real Madrid köpte yttern från Chelsea för drygt en miljard kronor i början av juni.

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