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Walking footballer Vernon explains how the Chelsea Foundation has offered him support and comfort during the coronavirus pandemic

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When the coronavirus pandemic brought about the suspension of walking football sessions run by the Chelsea Foundation, it did not stop Chelsea’s charitable arm from continuing to support the participants of the programme.

Some 50 adults maintain their physical health on a weekly basis through walking football at the club’s Cobham training ground, while sustaining their mental health through the chance to meet and socialise.

Vernon Ray had been one of those regulars but the support of the Foundation became even more invaluable for him during the heights of the pandemic. 

”I managed to contract the virus just before the lockdown,” says Vernon, adding he got it after a walking football trip to Portugal. 

”Giving your time is the greatest commodity one can offer. Chelsea have done this in abundance.”

Vernon Ray, Chelsea Foundation walking football participant

”It affected around 20 out of the 30 that went along, with five of us getting it pretty badly.

”As a family we had to go into 14 days of isolation and I had to spend most of that in bed.”

But the ties that the Foundation had built with Vernon through walking football over the past four years meant they remained in touch.

”Our coach Mark Blythe was great during this period,” says Vernon, a season-ticket holder at Stamford Bridge for over 30 years. ”He kept in regular contact, making sure we had all we needed and always offering to help.”

Instead of the walking football sessions denied by the lockdown, the Foundation has stayed connected with its participants through regular Zoom meetings.

The calls involve anything from golf lessons to quizzes, while the Foundation has arranged for legendary Chelsea players such as Gary Chivers and Pat Nevin to drop in and give the participants cheer.

”It has been such a lift,” adds Vernon. ”My highlight was chatting with Pat, a big favourite of mine.


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Vernon (back row, second from right), Mark Blythe (front row, far right) and the Chelsea team during a walking football tournament in Belgium last year

”Gary was also superb, not only engaging but at times he felt like an old friend and nothing seemed too much bother for him.”

The Zoom sessions have meant that the group are still regularly in touch and were less at risk of isolation during the lockdown.

”It really did give me and many others something to look forward to,” Vernon says.

”Giving your time is the greatest commodity one can offer. Chelsea have done this in abundance with ex-players, coaches, staff, etc. and to me that speaks volumes.

”The caring and thoughtfulness of all involved has meant the world to me.”

That thoughtfulness of the Foundation towards him has been replicated by Vernon to others. During recent weeks he has helped raise over £3,500 for Kingston Hospital by running a weekly music night, streamed live online.

”The feedback I got was it was a lifeline to many and something many people looked forward to in the darkest of times,” Vernon says.

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Ramona Bachmann, 29, slog igenom stort i Umeå IK där hon spelade 2007-2009 och 2011. Från Umeå gick hon till FC Rosengård och sedan dess har hon radat upp storklubbar – först Wolfsburg, sedan Chelsea och nu PSG.

Bachmann, som har gjort över 100 landskamper för Schweiz, har skrivit på ett kontrakt som sträcker sig till sommaren 2022.

Svenskan Hanna Glas lämnade PSG för Bayern München i april i år. PSG har de senaste åren varit ett topplag, men man har faktiskt aldrig blivit franska mästare på damsidan.

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As Kepa Arrizabalaga currently struggles to catch a ball, Frank Lampard finds himself caught in a bind.

It’s by now well known the Chelsea manager would sell the Basque goalkeeper given the chance, but that is currently highly unlikely. Chelsea paid a world-record fee for a goalkeeper as recently as 2019, and it is the club’s general policy to recoup such value in any sale. While some Spanish sides including Real Betis are interested, one involved source says it’s currently “impossible” he moves permanently. “Nobody will pay the amount that Chelsea did.”

It’s all the more difficult in such an uncertain, Covid-conditioned market. That means Lampard will have to persist with the 25-year-old, which means the key question is how long Kepa’s problems will persist.


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He just hasn’t inspired confidence of late with his feet, his hands, or – really – his whole body. West Ham United’s first on Wednesday displayed the last of those flaws, as Kepa initially went for Jarrod Bowen’s corner, hesitated and got caught under bodies and then just watched Tomas Soucek’s header fly in. This wasn’t exactly vintage Peter Schmeichel.

It should be recognised that there was some internal debate at Chelsea about signing Kepa back in 2018. The initial target was Alisson Becker, who decided on Liverpool. Some of Kepa’s stats compared unfavourably to the Brazilian – not to mention a series of other goalkeepers, like Thibaut Courtois – and that has continued into this campaign.

His save percentage has recently been the lowest in the Premier League. Such stats are still dependent on certain interpretations and qualifiers, and Kepa’s many qualities shouldn’t be overlooked.

For all that he feels one of those lampooned goalkeepers right now, there are many experts who believe he has serious ability. Dave Henderson, a goalkeeping scout and former professional, is one.

“He has fantastic reflexes, is brave, and has excellent agility,” Henderson says. “He’s as good as any goalkeeper in the world in those departments. He’s way behind Ederson in distribution, though, and way behind Courtois in box domination, to be the complete goalkeeper.”

The latter is what feels the most problematic for Chelsea right now, given how fragile the defensive part of the team is. Kepa isn’t currently offering that necessary composure that offers reassurance.

It is something that has actually become all the more conspicuous in the current circumstances, with empty stadiums. Kepa is usually one of the loudest on the pitch, and the most persistent. His shouts of “close the gap!” or “lines!” soundtrack the games. They are always barked.

Some Chelsea players actually referenced this last year, and felt the fact Kepa was always shouting and screaming actually betrayed a certain immaturity. The feeling was he was never sure his defenders would do the right thing.

That can be the subtle and significant change when you go from a mid-table club, like Athletic Bilbao, to one with the pressures of Chelsea. It can bring that out.

Kepa can admittedly seem bolshy, as was the case with the controversial incident with Maurizio Sarri in last season’s League Cup final. He was very sure of himself when speaking to The Independent in the immediate aftermath of that incident, backing his own stance, before issuing an apology the next day.

That controversy still hangs over his situation. It would be fascinating to know what Lampard really thinks of it.

It’s impossible not to think it feeds into the current uncertainty over his future. There is similarly a lingering uncertainty to Kepa’s game. His confidence does seem affected, which may be why he isn’t making some saves he should.

Others who know the player say there are other factors. They say he’s “not himself”, and point to how he hasn’t fully settled in England, after the break-up of a long-term girlfriend from his teenage years.

It could be one of those situations where he just needs a change of scene, in the same way as compatriots Fernando Torres and Alvaro Morata did. A potential option for Chelsea would be a loan, in a way that allows Kepa to boost his value again.

It’s just that the market is uncertain there, too, and his replacement would be Willy Caballaro. Kepa is still better than the Argentine even in this form, and there aren’t too many options right now although Ajax’s highly-rated Andre Onana is a favourite of Lampard’s.

It’s why Lampard may be in this bind for some time. Kepa needs to get back to his true form soon.

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/chelsea-frank-lampard-kepa-arrizabalaga-miguel-delaney-a9599751.html

David Moyes attempted to take Barkley to the Olympic Stadium in January but Chelsea rejected the loan proposal.

Barkley broke into the Everton team while Moyes was in charge and now the Scot wants to be reunited with his former midfielder.

The Mirror claim West Ham are to offer Barkley regular football which may help him break into the England squad ahead of Euro 2021.

The 26-year-old had fallen behind Mateo Kovacic, N’Golo Kante, Mason Mount, Willian and Jorginho in the pecking order at Stamford Bridge.

However, Lampard has trusted Barkley with a starting birth in each of their last three matches and he scored the winner against Leicester in the FA Cup quarter-finals.

https://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/1304597/-

UPPGIFTER: Redan i mars kom uppgifter om att Birminghams supertalang Jude Bellingham hade bestämt sig för en flytt till Borussia Dortmund. 

Nu ska övergången vara klar.

Tyska Bild rapporterar att den nyblivne 17-åringen går i Jadon Sanchos fotstår och väljer bort spel i Premier League för att utvecklas i den hyllade, tyska talangfabriken.

Både Manchester United och Chelsea har varit ute efter den skicklige, centrale mittfältaren, men i stället har han skrivit på ett femårskontrakt med Borussia Dortmund.

Enligt italienske silly-nestorn Fabrizio Romano gillar Jude Bellingham klubbens projekt och ser chansen att bli en startspelare direkt.

Jude Bellingham har varit ordinarie i Birmingham i The Championship och noterats för fyra mål.

Tidigare har det snackats om ett nytt klubbrekord för Borussia Dortmund. 370 miljoner kronor, men coronautbrottet sänkte priset rejält och övergångssumman väntas nu landa på runt 240 miljoner.

 

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Kai Havertz har stått för en stark säsong i Bayer Leverkusen, och har kopplats ihop med en flytt till större klubbar.

Nu skriver The Telegraph att Chelsea är redo att steppa upp i jakten på den tyska 21-åringen. Tidningen skriver att London-klubben väntas lägga ett bud efter att Leverkusen spelat DFB-pokal-finalen mot Bayern München i helgen. Vidare skriver man att Chelsea fått en boost i jakten på Havertz i och med att Leverkusen slutade femma i Bundesliga och därmed inte spelar i Champions League nästa säsong.

Leverkusen väntas vilja ha 90 miljoner pund, mer än en miljard kronor, för Havertz.

Chelsea har sedan tidigare gjort klart med Timo Werner från RB Leipzig och Hakim Ziyech från Ajax.

Vidare skriver The Telegraph att Chelseas chanser att värva en ny målvakt hänger på huruvida man kan låna ut Kepa Arrizabalaga och betala en stor del av hans lön. Kepa kom till Chelsea från Athletic Bilbao förra sommaren som tidernas dyraste målvakt, och sitter på en veckolön på runt två miljoner kronor.

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Rice has been one of the few stand-out performers for David Moyes’ struggling Hammers this season.

The 21-year-old has been deployed as a holding midfielder since breaking into the first team at the Olympic Stadium.

However, the England international has not always shielded the defence as he is actually more accustomed to playing in the centre-back position.

Rice came through the ranks at his boyhood club Chelsea but was released when he was 14 years old.

Now Frank Lampard is plotting a swoop to bring the former Republic of Ireland youngster back to Stamford Bridge to solve his defensive issues.

READ MORE: Chelsea set to make Kai Havertz bid

https://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/1304040/-

Last night’s 3-2 loss to West Ham only further highlighted the Blues’ fragility at the back.

Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner are set to provide Chelsea with extra firepower next year but the leaky defence also needs sorting out.

Blues fans grew frustrated with Marcos Alonso, Antonio Rudgier and Andreas Christensen at the Olympic Stadium.

But the Athletic claim none of those three stars are yet bound to leave Stamford Bridge.

It is suggested centre-back Kurt Zouma could be one of the first out of the exit door.

READ MORE: Chelsea set to make Kai Havertz bid

https://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/1304056/-

Kampen om en topp 4-placering i Premier League blir allt hetare. Liverpool är krönta segrare och Manchester City har ett starkt grepp om andraplatsen. 

Där bakom är det däremot rejält drama. 

När spelet drog i gång efter uppehållet låg Leicester och Chelsea bäst till, men nu skiljer det blott tre poäng mellan plats tre och sex, detta efter två lite oväntade förluster på onsdagskvällen. 

Leicester gick först på pumpen mot Everton (1-2) och sedan fixade West Ham en skrällseger med 3-2 mot Chelsea efter att Andrij Jarmolenko avgjort i slutminuterna.

Gladast av alla över de resultaten är Manchester United som efter 3-0-segern mot Brighton i förrgår nu bara är två poäng bakom Chelsea och tre bakom Leicester när sex omgångar återstår. 

Även succélaget Wolves har häng på en topp 4-plats, de har precis som United 52 poäng. 

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Chelsea have got their transfer window off to a flying start, with deals for Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner already in the bag.

A deal for Ziyech was announced back in February, with the Ajax star leaving the Eredivisie behind for a new challenge in the Premier League.

And, just last month, Chelsea announced that they’d beaten the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool to the signing of Werner.

Now, Le10 Sport say the Blues have ‘made contact’ with the representatives of Lazio midfielder Milinkovic-Savic ahead of the summer transfer window.

And it’s claimed that Makelele is working on Lampard’s behalf, supposedly acting as an advisor for his former club.

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Milinkovic Savic is a big star for Lazio (Picture: Getty)

Chelsea have opened talks with Sergej Milinkovic-Savic’s representatives over the Lazio star moving to Stamford Bridge this summer, according to reports.

The Serbia international has long been linked with a switch to the Premier League, with Manchester United and Tottenham also credited with an interest.

Lazio have so far refused to budge on their £80million asking price, but Le 10 Sport claim Chelsea are speaking to the player’s team about a move.

Claude Makelele is involved in the discussions, advising Chelsea, but the Blues will face competition from Paris Saint-Germain.

The French champions have made an offer of £54m for Milinkovic-Savic, although PSG are unwilling to increase their bid.

Chelsea have spent big this summer having already signed Ajax forward Hakim Ziyech and RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner for a combined 87m.

Frank Lampard is keen to continue the spending spree and is reportedly targeting Leicester City full-back Ben Chilwell and West Ham midfielder Declan Rice.


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Makelele is advising Chelsea on the deal (Picture: Getty)

Milinkovic-Savic is 25 years old and plays in the middle of the park, chipping in with six goals and five assists this season.

The Serbian has been a leading figure in a remarkable season for Lazio, where they have launched a title challenge to long-standing champions Juventus.

Lazio are currently second in Serie A, four points behind Juventus with nine games left to play.

Juventus’ 3-1 win over Genoa kept Lazio at bay, with goals from Paulo Dybala, Cristiano Ronaldo and Douglas Costa keeping the reigning champions on course for their ninth straight title.

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Spiken! – 1. Arsenal – Norwich

Norwich fast föränkrat i botten

Norwich ser ut att rasa ur Premier League efter bara ett år. Med sju omgångar kvar att spela skiljer det sex poäng upp till säker mark och omstarten har inte varit någon succé för de gröngula. Två raka ligaförluster och inget mål framåt är inga siffror som inger förtroende. Norwich är faktiskt det lag som gjort minst antal mål av samtliga i serien.

I helgen pressade The Canaries Manchester United i 120 minuter i kvartsfinalen av FA-cupen, men det ska sägas att United då roterade friskt i sin elva. Teemu Pukki gick mållös av plan igen och det har han gjort sedan januari. När finländaren har blött krut i bössan finns det inte speciellt mycket spets i truppen. Bakåt ser det också stabbigt ut och nu är dessutom Timm Klose avstängd efter sitt röda kort i FA-cupen.

Arsenal har åkt på en mängd skador sedan Premier League startade igen och saknar pjäser som Martinelli, Leno och Chambers. Dessutom haltade David Luiz ut i 2-1-vinsten mot Sheffield United i söndagens FA-cupkvart, något som däremot inte bekymrade speciellt många Arsenal-supportrar. Med Soares och Torreira på väg tillbaka från skada och Sokratis åter i speldugligt skick finns det i alla fall defensiva spelare att ställa på plan.

Framåt är det få lag som kan matcha den uppställning Arsenal har tillgång till, även om Martinelli och Özil är skadade. Aubameyang har inte varit skarp sedan återstarten men där finns det givetvis kvalité. Lacazette pressas mer och mer av unga Nketiah som målade mot Southampton och på högerkanten hittas ojämna Pépé som i sina bästa stunder leker med vilket försvar som helst i hela världen.

Norwich var det bättre laget i höstens möte på Carrow Road och då räddades Londonklubben av Bernd Leno i målet. Det är dock stor skillnad på Norwich hemma kontra borta. På resande tass har de gröngula bara vunnit en ligamatch på hela säsongen och att de ska ta poäng på Emirates är osannolikt. Ettan streckas lite väl hårt egentligen men på denna tokfina kupong är det okej att spika av The Gunners och spara garderingar till andra matcher.

Missar matchen

Calum Chambers, Arsenal (knäskada)
Bernd Leno, Arsenal (knäskada)
Gabriel Martinelli, Arsenal (knäskada)
Pablo Marí, Arsenal (vristskada)
Timm Klose, Norwich (avstängd)
Grant Hanley, Norwich (knäseneskada)
Christoph Zimmermann, Norwich (knäseneskada)
Sam Byram, Norwich (knäseneskada)

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Cédric Soares, Arsenal (ansiktsskada)
David Luiz, Arsenal (knäseneskada)
Mesut Özil, Arsenal (ryggskada)
Lucas Torreira, Arsenal (vristskada)

 

Derbyt! – 4. West Ham – Chelsea

Chelsea blir övervärderat

West Ham har tveklöst varit sorgliga att skåda under hela säsongen och inte har de blivit speciellt mycket bättre under uppehållet. 0-2 mot både Wolverhampton och Tottenham är inga resultat som gläder de hårt prövade supportrarna i östra London. Insatsen mot Tottenham var åtminstone ett steg framåt och där stod West Ham emot bra i en timme innan Soucek stod för ett självmål.

Just Soucek är annars en intressant spelare som i vintras kom från Slavia Prag där han varit en starkt bidragande orsak till den tjeckiska klubbens framgångar på senare år. Tillsammans med Declan Rice och Mark Noble bildar han faktiskt ett starkt mittfält som definitivt ska kunna utmana Kanté, Jorginho, Kovacic och de andra på Chelseas centrala fält.

Den stora frågan är vem som ska göra målen hos West Ham. Haller och Snodgrass är båda skadade och ser ut att missa denna tillställning, Antonio har sina bästa dagar bakom sig och Jarrod Bowen har haft svårt att imponera i högstaserien. Felipe Anderson och Pablo Fornals är dock två lirare som har ett stort spel i sig och blixtrar de till får Chelsea se upp.

Gästerna från västra sidan av London går från klarhet till klarhet och gick under helgen vidare till semifinal i FA-cupen. Det var dock en seger som kostade på då löjligt formstarka Pulisic haltade av planen med en skadekänning. Amerikanen är tveksam till spel nu. Bakåt verkar det som att både Christensen och Tomori är skadade och då bör det blir Zouma och Rüdiger i mittförsvaret. Givetvis inga dåliga spelare, men heller inte det stabilaste paret i ligan.

West Ham vann höstens möte på Stamford Bridge med 1-0 och faktum är att The Hammers inte haft jättesvårt för Chelsea på senare år. De tio senaste inbördes mötena har bara slutat med två segrar för The Blues och här blir Lampards mannar ordentligt överstreckade. Ett mer utvilat hemmalag ska inte räknas bort. Plocka med alla tecken där ettan skapar korsdrag bland kupongerna.

Missar matchen

Robert Snodgrass, West Ham (ryggskada)
Fikayo Tomori, Chelsea (muskelskada)

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Sébastien Haller, West Ham (höftskada)
Arthur Masuaku, West Ham (vristskada)
Andreas Christensen, Chelsea (höftskada)
Christian Pulisic, Chelsea (muskelskada)
Callum Hudson-Odoi, Chelsea (vristskada)
Marco van Ginkel, Chelsea (knäskada)

 

Mästarmötet! – 12. Malmö FF – Djurgården

Knapp fördel Malmö på Eleda Stadion

Vilken match det är som väntar i södra Sverige denna onsdag. De mesta mästarna Malmö FF mot de regerande mästarna Djurgårdens IF! Två av förhandsfavoriterna inför säsongen som båda har haft en del problem inledningsvis och står på sex poäng vardera. Med tanke på att IFK Norrköping redan sprungit iväg med fyra raka segrar kan vi lita på att det är två klubbar som är fast beslutna att täppa till den luckan så gott det går.

Malmö FF mötte AIK två gånger om förra veckan. Medan cupkvarten vanns med klara 4-1 fick skåningarna desto större problem på Friends Arena. Där gick AIK upp till 2-0 innan MFF kunde komma ikapp. Danska kaptenen Anders Christiansen, som stod för ett hattrick i cupmatchen mot AIK, saknades verkligen. Som tur är får den centrala mittfältaren spela här.

Malmö FF blev också rejält konfunderade av AIK:s försvarsspel som bygger på ett intensivt man-man-pressande. Det försvarsspelet kommer de inte ställas mot nu och då får Malmös finlirare mer tid med bollen. Kiese Thelin både missade en straff och satte dit en annan elvametare i söndags. Det är en spelare med skyhög potential. Det är också Ola Toivonen som enligt rapporter från Skåne närmar sig matchtruppen.

Djurgården var inte så pjåkiga vare sig mot IFK Norrköping eller mot Örebro, men då det blev förluster i båda matcherna blev mästarlaget sågade. Det var därför ett bestämt Djurgården som äntrade Tele2 under söndagen och piskade på Kalmar med hela 5-0! Ulvestad stod för ett sällsynt hattrick och överhuvudtaget såg Blåränderna riktigt bra ut. Bråtveit ersatte Vaiho mellan stolparna och såg klart tryggare ut än sin föregångare.

Djurgården vann faktiskt bortamötet mot Malmö FF i fjol och ska inte räknas bort helt. Samtidigt ska det sägas att det är inte ofta MFF tabbar sig på hemmagräset, här är förlusten mot Djurgården den enda mot svenskt motstånd sedan maj 2018. Jon Dahl Tomasson har en bredare trupp till sitt förfogande och visst ska ettan hållas högst. På andelssystemet är det dock inte omöjligt att det slinker med någon gardering. 

Missar matchen

Rasmus Bengtsson, Malmö FF (knäskada)
Alexander Abrahamsson, Djurgården (muskelskada)

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Hugo Andersson, Malmö FF (oklart)
Niklas Bärkroth, Djurgården (knäskada)

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Paul Merson says he would be shocked if Chelsea weren’t crowned Premier League champions in the next four years after their seismic title-deciding victory over Manchester City.

Chelsea confirmed Liverpool’s ascension to the pinnacle of English football for the first time in 30 years with a thrilling 2-1 victory over the former champions at Stamford Bridge on Thursday.

The victory – Chelsea’s fourth in a row in all competitions and second since the restart – left the Blues on course for a top-four finish.

Merson believes securing Champions League football coupled with Roman Abramovich’s recent financial backing in the transfer market will lay the foundation for greater prizes in the coming years.

”To go and beat Man City was massive,” he told Sky Sports. ”It was massive because everyone is looking to close the gap.

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”Chelsea have got nice fixtures between now and the end of the season, so I don’t think there’s any way they’re not finishing in the top four.”

Merson added: ”I think Chelsea need a left-back, and they might need another centre-half, and then they’ll be a major force next season. I don’t think they’ll win the Premier League next season, but the gap won’t be as big.

”They mean business. The owner has been brilliant; he’s weighed it up and gone – bang! Here’s your money.

”He’s looked at the situation and thought, ’Tottenham are struggling, Pep Guardiola won’t be at City forever,’ and he’s trying to get into the top four, close the gap and challenge when they have their chance.


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”With Liverpool putting up records like they have with their players being as good as they are, it’s only a matter of time before the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid come calling.

”In three or four years, I’d be quite shocked if Chelsea don’t win the Premier League.”

Lampard proving big-game credentials


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Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard says he could have made more than the three substitutions he made at half-time of their 1-0 win against Leicester in the FA Cup

Chelsea’s hopes of challenging for the title in Frank Lampard’s maiden season in charge were hampered before a ball had been kicked.

The club’s summer transfer ban forced the Blues legend’s hand as cries for academy players to be given a chance were finally listened to.

On the pitch, Lampard’s desire to entertain the Stamford Bridge faithful – just as he did in his playing days – resulted in a number of debilitating results against so-called lesser opposition, but Merson believes valuable lessons have been learned.

”Those odd results against lesser teams were a show of inexperience from Frank at the time,” the Sky Sports pundit said.

”Coming into a big club like Chelsea, he wanted to entertain in those games he lost. He was thinking, ’I better entertain the man behind the goal’.

”When you’re an experienced manager you know you can’t do that against teams who defend deep all the time. But now, he’s getting better, he’s making big decisions now during games.”

Chelsea – title contenders next season?

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Gerard Brand on the Sky Sports Football Weekend Review podcast:

’We’d all like to think Chelsea can challenge next season, it would be great to have a three or four-horse race, and it would be a great story with Lampard after the transfer ban. I believe they’re a couple years off, though.

’Let’s not forget some of the results they’ve had this season; they’ve lost against West Ham, Bournemouth and Southampton at home without scoring a single goal, and they’ve also lost to Newcastle away and drawn at Bournemouth and Brighton. They were extremely inconsistent from November to February.

’There’s little doubt it’s exciting and positive at Chelsea at the moment, but I’d like to see a bit more from them against low blocking teams. That, really, is the key to a title challenge.

’The better Chelsea get on the personnel front, the more high-profile signings they make, the more the majority of the Premier League will put up that sort of defence.’


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If there are any doubts over the Germany international they can be ironed out with a solid performance in the cup final this weekend.

There are not many more difficult opponents to face than Bayern, as Chelsea know all-to well given they trail Hans Flick’s side 3-0 in the Champions League last-16 first leg, which will be continued in August.

In what could be Havertz’s final appearance for Leverkusen, a strong showing against the league champions will only enhance his reputation and could tempt Chelsea in making a move before their rivals.

A host of top European clubs, including Real Madrid and Manchester United, have placed Havertz on their radar.

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Bråket handlar alltså om Alexis Sanchez, Chris Smalling och Victor Moses. De två förstnämnda tillhör fortfarande Manchester United och har spenderat den här säsongen på lån i Inter respektive Roma. Moses är en Chelsea-spelare men är utlånad till Inter. 

Nu försöker Serie A-klubbarna få till en förlängning för att kunna ha kvar spelarna resten av säsongen. 

Något som Manchester United och Chelsea vägrar gå med på. 

Får en CL-plats

För både Inter och Roma är fortfarande kvar i Europa League-slutspelet och kan alltså ställas mot United. Därför vill Premier League-giganten inte hjälpa Inter – eller Roma. Detta också med tanke på att vinnaren av Europa League får en plats i Champions League. De vill helt enkelt inte förstärka rivalernas trupper. Det rapporterar italienska Sky. 

En lösning kan vara att spelarna får fortsätta spela vidare i Serie A, men inte i Europaspelet.

Kontraktet för Sanchez, Smalling och Moses löper ut 30 juni. Europa League-slutspelet kommer att återupptas i augusti. 

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Chelsea are willing to agree a persuasive deal with Angel Gomes as he leaves Manchester United, although the 19-year-old has a series of offers from abroad.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed the club failed to agree a new deal with Gomes, allowing him to secure his future elsewhere now his current contract is up.

The Independent has been told the talented midfielder turned down an offer of £25,000 with bonuses, as he had far better offers elsewhere.


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One of those is from Chelsea, with super-agent Pini Zahavi involved in discussions, but Gomes also has interest from all the major leagues.

The player has been contacted by clubs from Germany, Spain, Italy and Portugal with Hamburg, Valencia and Benfica understood to be among those leading the chase.

When asked whether Gomes would be leaving United at his press conference on Monday, Solskjaer said: “I’ve got no news, nothing.

”I’ve not heard from them last night or this morning, it seems like they haven’t managed to agree. The answer is probably short and ‘yes [he’s leaving]’, then.”

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Frank Lampard has impressed Tony Adams at the start of his spell as Chelsea manager (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal legend Tony Adams says he’s convinced Frank Lampard is the ‘perfect fit’ for Chelsea after an ‘exceptional’ first season in charge at Stamford Bridge.

Lampard took over the reins from Maurizio Sarri with a two-window transfer ban limiting his ability to shape his squad last summer but the club are currently fourth in the Premier League table and still competing in the Champions League and FA Cup.

Chelsea’s 1-0 victory away to Leicester at the weekend – which secured their place in the FA Cup semi-finals – was their fifth straight win in all competitions and the Blues will be confident of extending this run when they travel across London to face West Ham on Wednesday night.

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Discussing Lampard’s first season as Chelsea manager, ex-Arsenal and England captain Adams told Stadium Astro: ‘I think he’s had an exceptional first season and he’s not even there yet. But whatever he does now it’s exceptional.

‘Obviously he’s a Chelsea legend so they’re going to give the benefit of the doubt anyway but I think it goes beyond that. I’ve seen him working with this group of players and they’re building a fantastic squad there, he’s getting it together.

‘I think he’s an exceptional talent. I saw him at the Emirates before lockdown and he made changes that match that changed the game.

‘Coaches have very rarely got an opportunity to impose themselves on their team, it’s very limiting the amount of chances you get – before the game, half-time – to actually make significant points.

‘But Frank’s doing it and he’s learning on the job and he’s really impressing me.’


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Adams says Lampard and Chelsea assistant Morris are the ‘perfect fit’ for the club (Picture: Stadium Astro)

Adams believes Harry Redknapp – who he worked with for three years at Portsmouth – is the ideal mentor for Lampard as the start of his managerial career.

‘Don’t forget he’s got Harry Redknapp on the other end of the phone as well with all his experience,’ Adams continued.

‘I was honoured to be working with him at Portsmouth for three years and Harry knows this game inside out.

‘He’s got a mentor there, he’s got someone to go to and he’s not unsupported.

‘Lampard knows this group inside out and him and Jody Morris are made for Chelsea. Both of them are made for Chelsea.

‘It’s just an absolutely perfect fit for me.’

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Därmed får vi två tungviktsmöten i semifinalerna av årets FA-cup.

Arsenal–Manchester City och Manchester United-Chelsea.

Det är matchuppsättningen i semifinalsstadiet av FA Cupen. Det står klart efter söndagens lottning, och kanske framförallt efter söndagens matcher.

Semifinalerna kommer spelas bakom stängda dörrar och är inplanerade att avgöras på klassiska Wembley 18–19 juli.

Beroende på resultaten där så finns chansen att vi får ett derby (antingen i London eller Manchesterform) i finalen 1 augusti, som även den kommer spelas på Wembley.

Komfortabelt för City

När semifinalslottningen ägde rum, i halvtid av den fjärde och sista kvartsfinalen, så var det ju dock inte helt klart att det verkligen skulle bli en ”dubblett-stadskamp”.

Även om allt redandå tydde på att Manchester City skulle ordna det i sin bortamatch mot Newcastle.

Kevin De Bruyne hade gett City ledningen från straffpunkten i den första halvleken innan Raheem Sterling ökade på i halvlek två – och fastställde slutresultatet 0–2.

– Jag är glad över att få återvända till London, till Wembley, säger tränare Pep Guardiola, som coachade City till en FA-cuptitel förra säsongen, enligt BBC.

”Inte på topp”

Citys seger var något behagligare och mer odramatisk än vad som var fallet för övriga tre semifinallag i deras kvartsfinaler.

Chelsea, som kanske hade det på pappret tuffaste kvartmotståndet i form av Leicester, vann på bortagräs med uddamålet efter ett vältajmat avslut från Ross Barkley i minut 63.

– Jag tycker inte vi var på topp. Det var mycket vi kunde gjort bättre, säger målskytten till BT Sport.

Arsenal såg ut att tvingas till förlängning mot Sheffield United efter att ”The Blades” kvitterat i minut 87 genom David McGoldrick. Men ett sent 1–2-mål av Dani Ceballos fixade avancemang inom ordinarie matchtid.

Just 1–2 blev det även i Norwich–Manchester United under lördagen – detta dock efter en förlängning.

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Han är inte känd som någon stor målskytt men när det behövdes som mest levererade Ross Barkley. I kvartsfinalen i FA-cupen mot Leicester gjorde mittfältaren matchens enda mål.

När man tittar på Chelseas trupp står det en stor nolla efter Ross Barkleys namn i kolumnen för ligamål. Mittfältaren har spelat 15 ligamatcher den här säsongen men inte lyckats spräcka nollan.

I FA-cupen hade han gjort två mål före kvällens kvartsfinal mot Leicester. 90 minuter senare är saldot tre fullträffar.

Barkley startade matchen på bänken men byttes in efter paus och blev matchhjälte för Londonklubben. I den 63:e minuten styrde han in bollen bakom Kasper Schmeichel och tog Chelsea till semifinal.

– Vi var inte på topp i dag, det fanns mycket vi kunde ha gjort bättre. Men vi vann matchen och det är det viktigaste, säger Barkley efter matchen enligt BBC.

För Leicester fortsatte en negativ trend efter coronauppehållet. Laget har spelat tre matcher (två i ligan och en i cupen) utan att vinna.

Sent segermål av Arsenal

Chelseas lokalkonkurrent Arsenal kommer med största sannolikhet inte nå en Europaplats via ligaspelet så FA-cupen är sista chansen att rädda säsongen.

Dagens kvartsfinal mot Sheffield United såg ut att gå till förlängning då David McGoldrick kvitterade i den 87:e minuten, men Arsenal skulle få sista ordet.

Efter svagt försvarsspel av Sheffield på stopptid fick Dani Ceballos bollen i straffområdet och avgjorde matchen med sitt 2–1-mål.

Arsenal är därmed klart för semifinal och kan den vägen fortfarande ta en plats i Europa League nästa säsong.

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FA-cupen:

Sheffield United – Arsenal 1–2

Leicester – Chelsea 0–1

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Watford – Southampton 1–3

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Declan Rice could be central to a new formation at Chelsea next season.

Frank Lampard is set to attempt a Premier League title charge after a big summer spend, and he could look to repeat the success of his move from West Ham in an approach for the England international.

The 21-year-old has failed to guide the Hammers away from the relegation zone after the enforced break and they remain outside of the bottom three only on goal difference with seven games remaining.

The former Blues trainee might be forced to leave the London Stadium in order to retain his status as a top flight player, and he could cost just £45m.

Frank Lampard will be targeting a top three Premier League finish next season

Frank Lampard will be targeting a top three Premier League finish next season

The Sun have reported that not only is Rice a target of Chelsea, but that he is central to a change in formation.

They report that Lampard sees the former Republic of Ireland international as the perfect man to lead a three-man defence, a position that he has recently returned to from midfield.

He said earlier this month: “I’ve felt comfortable.

”As has been said before, it’s a position I’ve played before and when the gaffer pulled me aside during the week and said he wants me to play there, there were no questions asked – I’d go back there and do a job for the team.”

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Declan Rice could play for Chelsea in the centre of defence

Declan Rice could play for Chelsea in the centre of defence

In addition to Rice, Chelsea have been tipped to make a move for Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell as a replacement for Marcos Alonso.

Despite the Foxes looking likely to secure Champions League qualification of their own, the 23-year-old might be tempted to link up with England hero Lampard.

He could slot into the left-hand side of a five man defence that changes into a three when they are in possession, with Reece James on the opposite side.

N’Golo Kante could link up with Mason Mount in midfield as Jorginho is tracked by Juventus, with Tammy Abraham joined by new boys Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech up front.


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Lampard said when asked about Abraham’s position after Werner’s more: “I have spoken to Tammy before about competition.

“I don’t have to address every player if another one comes in. It’s how it has been in the Abramovich era, but Tammy has been very good this season.”

Potential Chelsea starting XI with Declan Rice

Chelsea could play with five defenders that push forward when in possession

Chelsea could play with five defenders that push forward when in possession

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The 21-year-old joined the Blues’ academy in 2006 when he was just seven years old.

He was released seven years later and joined West Ham, where he’s been ever since and become a vital player for David Moyes’ side.

Now, however, Chelsea want to bring him back to Stamford Bridge with Lampard hopeful a £45million deal can be completed – regardless of whether West Ham stay in the top flight or not.

Rice isn’t the only player on the Blues’ radar, though, with Kai Havertz and Ben Chilwell also in their sights.

Havertz has been in stunning form for Bayer Leverkusen over in the Bundesliga this season, scoring 12 goals and registering six assists from 30 league games.

Chilwell, meanwhile, is seen as the ideal replacement for Emerson Palmieri – who is expected to join Juventus in the summer transfer window.

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They believe the Bayer Leverkusen star has what it takes to thrive in the Premier League having torn Bundesliga defences to shreds since the turn of the year.

And, in Werner, they may already have the perfect partner in crime for the 20-year-old.

Havertz’s creative instincts at Leverkusen have seen the likes of Kevin Volland and Lucas Alario flourish, with the pair scoring 10 and nine goals respectively.

But there’s a sense that, with an even better striker to aim for, Havertz can get even better – and statistically, too.

He’s the club’s top scorer, managing to find the net 12 times in the Bundesliga. He’s also registered six assists in the German top flight, too.

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Frank Lampard has already conducted some of his transfer business early this year by capturing Ajax ace Hakim Ziyech and RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner.

Chelsea wants to continue making waves in the next window in a bid to close the gap to Liverpool and Manchester City.

Havertz has been highlighted as a potential star who could light up Stamford Bridge for many years to come.

However, no official bid has yet been made and the Bundesliga side will not open talks until their £90million valuation is met.

Leverkusen face Mainz in their final league match of the season this afternoon and manager Peter Boszn answered questions on if it could be Havertz’s last match for the club.

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Christian Pulisic says Chelsea can get close to Liverpool and Manchester City next season, after he helped hand the title to his former manager, Jurgen Klopp, on Thursday night.

Chelsea beat Manchester City 2-1 at Stamford Bridge to ensure Liverpool were crowned champions on a night when the Blues tightened their grip on a top-four finish.

Goals from Pulisic and Willian gave Chelsea arguably their most impressive victory of the season to keep them on course to secure Champions League qualification.


Manager Frank Lampard has a three-year plan to bridge the gap to Liverpool and City and restore Chelsea to a position from which they can regularly challenge for the title again.

Lampard has warned there is a still a gap to bridge between Chelsea and the top two but, with Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech and more new signings on the way, the future looks bright.

And Pulisic insists Chelsea want to reach the level set by Liverpool this season.

“That is our goal,” said the American midfielder, who joined Chelsea for £58million from Borussia Dortmund last year and starred against City.

“Liverpool have had a great season. It is incredible how they have sustained their performances throughout the season and what they have done. That is credit to them, they have done an incredible job.

“That is where we want to be. So, let’s finish up the season strongly and that is what we want to do next year. We went into the game with a really confident mindset to get all three points and finish the season strongly. But, yeah, we feel we are capable of a lot more.”

Chelsea have restored their five-point cushion to Manchester United and Wolves in fifth and sixth place and are now nine points ahead of Tottenham in

the race for the Champions League. The Blues are now just one point behind Leicester in third. They travel to the East Midlands in the FA Cup quarter-finals on Sunday.

Lampard said: “There is still a long way to go in terms of the Champions League, but it was a good night. We are in a fight with big teams around us. There would be no point in us performing like that if we cannot sustain it, and that only comes with focus and hard work.”

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Chelsea have enjoyed a storming start to the summer transfer window already.

It was announced months ago that Hakim Ziyech would be joining, with the Ajax star enjoying a terrific campaign before the Eredivisie was scrapped as a result of the coronavirus crisis.

Since then Chelsea have acted swiftly to secure the arrival of Timo Werner, who has joined from RB Leipzig in a £53million deal.

But Lampard isn’t done yet. He wants to bring the good times back to Stamford Bridge and is dreaming of ending Liverpool’s time as Premier League champions next season.

At the moment, it’s they who are in pole position to finish in the Champions League qualification spaces.

They went into Thursday’s clash with Manchester City knowing they had to win, particularly after Manchester United’s 3-0 thumping of Sheffield United.

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Öppettiderna i det största ligorna:
Coronakrisen har vänt transferfönstret på ända och i de flesta fall finns inga exakta datum bestämda. Men troligen direkt efter säsongernas avslutande.

Serie A har nu fastslagit att fönstret är formellt öppet från 1 september–5 oktober.

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Fans samlades utanför Liverpools arena Anfield och tände bengaler och åkte runt i bilar för att fira, klipp som lades ut på sociala medier.

”VI ÄR PREMIER LEAGUE-MÄSTARE!!” twittrade Liverpool FC ut på slutsignal.

Spelarna i ”The Reds” hade samlats och flyttat ut en tv utomhus och jublade när slutsignalen ljöd i London. De hoppade och sjöng ”Campione” ihop när titeln var klar.

Klopp rörd till tårar

– Jag har knappt ord. Det är otroligt och jag trodde aldrig att jag skulle känna så här. Det här är för alla i Liverpool som har en sådan fin historia. Det har varit en otrolig prestation av mina spelare de senaste två, tre åren och jag är så stolt över att ha tränat dem, säger den tårögde Liverpool-tränaren Jürgen Klopp i en multisändning på Sky Sports där bland annat ikonen Kenny Dalglish medverkade via uppkoppling.

I slutet av den första havleken rann blixtsnabbe Christian Pulisic igenom och placerade in 1-0 för Chelsea och det var stort jubel även från Liverpools fans som från tv-sofforna fälldes in i Viasats sändning.

City ett stolpskott från 2-1

I början av andra halvlek gav Kevin De Bruyne Man City hopp genom att på patenterat sätt bomba in en frispark. Kort därefter var Raheem Sterling ett stolpskott från att ge City ledningen med 2-1.

Därefter skapade bägge lagen chanser. En kvart från slutet tryckte Chelsea på i en trippelchans och City-kaptenen Fernandinho fredade sitt mål med att slå bort bollen med handen, en situation som VAR-granskades, och Willian var säker från straffpunkten och satte 2-1. Jublet var monumentalt i Liverpool.

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”The situation with coronavirus is so strange and so complicated that it’s still open that he will leave us,” he said.

”I don’t know what will happen, but at Bayer he has the right place to develop his strengths and improve. The only thing I know is that Bayer won’t sell him for a cheap fee.

”Everyone is asking about Kai Havertz. If you see him play it tells you everything. For me, he has the elegance of Zidane. If you see his movement, he’s very elegant, he’s always calm, he has great passing ability.

”What a lot of people don’t see, because we watch him every day, is that he’s pretty fast. That’s a big bonus.

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Chelsea transfer target Kai Havertz during Bayer Leverkusen's clash with Cologne

Chelsea and Bayern Munich have been heavily linked with Kai Havertz (Picture: Getty)

Kai Havertz is expected to make a decision on his future very soon and has reportedly scheduled a meeting with Bayer Leverkusen after the DFB Pokal final on July 4 to discuss a possible summer departure.

The 21-year-old attacking midfielder has established himself as one of the most exciting youngsters in European football after a stellar Bundesliga campaign in which he has racked up 12 goals and six assists for fifth-placed Leverkusen.

It’s understood Bayern Munich and Chelsea are battling it out for Havertz’s signature and reports earlier this week claimed the latter had submitted an £80million offer for the Germany international.

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Frank Lampard responded to the rumours at his press conference on Wednesday and labelled Havertz a ‘top player’ – but the Chelsea head coach denied that a bid had been made for the highly-rated young talent.

However, Havertz is open to a move to England and wants to play Champions League football next season which Chelsea would be able to provide should they hold onto fourth place in the Premier League.

According to German publication Bild, Havertz is preparing to hold showdown talks with Leverkusen in the wake of their cup final clash against Bayern Munich.

The Bundesliga outfit remain hopeful that they can convince Havertz to stay on for at least another season even if they are only able to offer him Europa League football next term.


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Havertz will hold negotiations with Leverkusen after the German cup final (Picture: Getty)

Earlier this month, Leverkusen chief Fernando Carro admitted the club were resigned to the fact that Havertz is ready for the ‘next step’ in his career amid interest from some of Europe’s top teams.

‘Many clubs are interested in him,’ he told Kolner Stadt-Anzeiger.

‘I see the player’s wish to take the next step sometime in the near future.

‘You have to respect that as much as the fact that he has a contract in until 2022.’


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Carro knows Havertz is ready for the ‘next step’ in his career (Picture: Getty)

In a separate interview, Carro refused to rule out a summer exit for Havertz but insisted the German remained fully focussed on Leverkusen’s remaining games of the season.

‘Kai has been with us for ten years, he is a player who is fully integrated and devoted to the club, but he wants to take a big step,’ he told Infobae.

‘All the great clubs in Europe are after him and for us, in the end, what the player wants is what is important. 

‘We would of course like him to keep playing here. He is a very disciplined person with an old head on young shoulders.

‘We are open to see what will happen in the future, nobody knows. 

‘At the moment he is focussed on the season with us. He has been injured the last two games but we hope to have him for the last few fixtures.’

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Det blev en uddamålsseger för Chelsea i matchen mot Manchester City i Premier League på torsdagen. Laget vann med 2–1 hemma.

Det var Chelsea som inledde målskyttet.

Med ett distansskott kunde Christian Pulisic få in bollen och göra 1-0, hans sjunde mål för säsongen.

Manchester City kunde, 55 minuter in i matchen, göra 1-1 via Kevin De Bruyne Sen reste sig Chelsea och började vända matchen.

Med tolv minuter kvar av matchen höll sig Willian framme och gjorde 2-1, vilket också blev slutresultatet.

Det här betyder att Chelsea ligger kvar på fjärde plats i tabellen, och Manchester City på andra plats.

I nästa match möter Chelsea West Ham borta på onsdag 1 juli 21.15. Manchester City möter Liverpool torsdag 2 juli 21.15 hemma.

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