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Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri could leave the Italian side to head to Stamford Bridge, this is what it emerges after the Tuscan coach revealed that yesterday’s win against Crotone could be his last game in charge at the Azzurri.

A few days ago Sarri met Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis to discuss the the coach future and there was optimism on the continuation of their professional relationship, as the Azzurri owner proposed him 4-million-per-year-contract and a 8m release-clause.

But out of the blues, after yesterday’s match, Sarri didn’t seem so sure about his future in Naples: it is believed Chelsea are keeping tracks on Sarri’s situation to propose him a deal if Conte won’t continue in London next year, this could have led the Azzurri coach to change his mind.

De Laurentiis would demand Abramovich to pay his release clause, that will exprire in the end of this month ( after that, a club that would like to appoint Sarri would have to negotiate with Napoli, and it won’t be easy)

“The season finished 20 minutes ago.The truth is as Insigne put it, even I don’t know what I will do,” the Italian coach revealed after the last Serie A game of the season yesterday.

“After the match in Florence, when it became clear we wouldn’t win the League, we gave ourselves this new target of the points record. Right now I am hungry”.

“Tomorrow I will talk to my family before anyone else. That’s what is right at this moment.”

The president needs a response quickly. We are at the end of the season and he needs to plan. I understand that he needs an answer”.

“My only confusion is that in life everything comes to an end. It’s the truth and sometimes it’s better to finish stories while they are good”.

“When I arrived, the team had finished 24 points off the top. Now, we are four points behind. We have not reached the target, but the journey has been fantastic. I need to thank the crowd. Regardless of what I am doing next year, they will always have a place in my heart.”

“Is it a complicated situation, you can’t say that we’ll move forward and try again with this group, because I don’t know whether this group will all be able to stay together. Some of them have release clauses and offers from top teams in the world”.

“I’m not sure if the club will manage to keep all of this group.”

Speaking about the extraordinary season Napoli had, he said:

“The crowd in Naples has been stupendous for the whole year. Even today, 50,000 of them supported us for our points record even though we didn’t win the Scudetto”.

“Since there have been three points for a win, anyone who has ever passed 90 points has always won.

“The team has had an extraordinary season. For three consecutive years we have had club record point hauls. We have always been growing.”

“I don’t think I could go to another Italian team immediately. The memory of Napoli would be too strong.”

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The list of Julen Lopetegui’s men for Russia 2018 has been drawn up, arousing many clamors; out of the list Blues’ player Alvaro Morata, favorited in its place Rodrigo, Diego Costa, Lucas Vazquez and Aspas.

Chelsea’ striker had scored three goals at Euro 2016 with red t-shirt and he scored 15 goals this season, 11 in Premier League, 1 in UCL, 2 in FA Cup and 1 in EFL Cup with Blues.

Out of Lopetegui’ chosen also Marco Alonso, Pedro and Cesc Fabregas. The only Spanish player from Chelsea summoned by Lopetegui is César Azpilicueta.

That’s Spanish squad

Keepers: Kepa Arrizabalaga, David De Gea, Pepe Reina;

Defenders: Jordi Alba, Nacho Monreal , Cesar Azpilicueta, Álvaro Odriozola, Daniel Carvajal, Gerard Piqué, Sergio Ramos, Nacho Fernández;

Midfielders: Thiago Alcántara, Sergio Busquets, Andrés Iniesta, Koke, Saúl Ñíguez, David Silva;

Forwards: Isco, Marco Asensio, Lucas Vázquez , Diego Costa, Rodrigo, Iago Aspas.

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Antonio Conte spoke about the club and his relationship with Chelsea board following tonight’s win against Manchester United and rival Mourinho, also after rumors about a possibile breakdown with Blues’ board.

The Italian said: I think after two years the club knows me very well. If they want to continue to work with me, they know me. I can’t change”.

My way is always the same: hard work and building a strong mentality with my players. I can’t change. I’m this. I’m this and I think my past speaks very clear as a player and as a manager.”

You can say what you want, but I’m a serial winner”.

“I showed this in England in a difficult moment for the club, after tenth place. I’ve showed this also today, because we found the right way to win this trophy”.

I’m very happy for the players, I’m very happy for our fans. At the same time I’m happy for the club. The decision to change me, in two seasons I brought two trophies for this club.”

“As you know very well our job is not simple. I understand that the club can make a decision, a positive decision, a negative decision.

 

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Edin Hazard, after the goal that gave to the Blues the victory of FA Cup’ final, doesn’t hide enthusiasm and endearment for blues supporters.

He admitted the bad season, out of Champions League race,  and he’s really happy to see celebrate fans. It’s a positive target that can give the impetus for the next season.

“It’s something we like. We didn’t have a great season but at least we finished well with a trophy. That’s the most important thing”.and admits “I’m just happy,  to see the fans celebrate the trophy”.

“We tried to defend well. We kept a clean sheet, we scored one goal, it is enough today but if we want to win a lot of games we need to play better because we had to play defensively”.

 

 

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All ready for 137th Final of FA CUP, the third one final between Chelsea and Manchester United, it’s Mourinho against Conte: it’s Conte’ future face to face with Mou’s future.

These are guys chosen from two coaches:

Manchester United FA Cup Final XI:

De Gea; Young, Smalling, Jones, Valencia (c); Ander Herrera, Matić; Alexis, Pogba, Lingard; Rashford.

Substitutes: Romero, Bailly, Darmian, Mata, McTominay, Lukaku, Martial

Manager: José Mourinho

Chelsea FA Cup Final XI:

(3-5-1-1) Courtois; Rüdiger, Cahill (c), Azpilicueta; Alonso, Bakayoko, Kanté, Fàbregas, Moses; Hazard; Giroud.

Substitute: Caballero, Zappacosta, Chalobah, Barkley, Pedro, Willian, Morata.

Manager: Antonio Conte

 

Out Christensen, who he has suffered a back problem, as Conte reveled few minuts ago

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GENOA, ITALY - NOVEMBER 01: Jorginho of Napoli in action during the Serie A match between Genoa CFC and SSC Napoli at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on November 1, 2015 in Genoa, Italy. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)

Jorginho, Napoli midfielder, has told to his friend that his current coach Maurizio Sarri would bring him to Chelsea if he will sign with English club, according to the Daily Mail.

Several club are interested about him after his season with Napoli, included different english clubs.

Jorginho has played with Sarri since his arrival in 2015 and he would not mind to follow his coach.

He previously spoked about City as favorite choice but there’s also Mou’ interest.

His personal agent, Joao Santos, recently spoke about actually contact with different English club.

“Everyone asks for information, but nobody has made any official offers so I can’t say which track is hotter. I’ve already been to all the English clubs because that’s my job, I get information”.

“If he were to leave Napoli I can say that Jorginho wouldn’t play for any other Serie A team, even if he didn’t have any release clause.”

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Chelsea new 2018/19 home kit
Chelsea will wear the new home kit for the first time in the away game against Newcastle United at St.James’ Park on Sunday

 

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After home drew with Huddersfield, wasting possibility to surpasse Liverpool and approach Champions League qualifications, Blues supporters have enough!

Unhappyies and tired to bear another bad results Chelsea’ fans arised on social network.

In the blues’ supporters viewfinder there’s coach Antonio Conte: Bad results and bad choices. Fans didn’t share Conte’s choices tonight and fans conveyed his frustration through social network.

Hashtag #Conteout is depopulated on twitter and even appared hashtag #Sarriin

 

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It’s all ready for Chelsea clash against Huddersfield at Stamford Bridge., Champions League qualification is closer for Conte’s lads, who remain in 4th place with only two points less than Tottenham after their positive result against Liverpool.

Tonight winning is necessary to reach season’ goal but Huddersfield need to pick up points too, just three points more than Swansea, last but two, to avoid retrocession. These are both XI, out Courtois for a back injury, and Hazard on bench.

Chelsea XI: Caballero; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rüdiger; Zappacosta, Kanté, Fàbregas, Alonso; Willian, Morata, Pedro.Official line-up:

Huddersfield XI: Lössl; Smith, Zanka, Schindler, Kongolo, Löwe; Billing, Hogg, Mooy; Van la Parra, Depoitre

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Cahill talks about his season, about his Blues’ life, disappointments and his wishes. He knows how about particularity of Chelsea’ supporters and he also know that sometimes happens that there’s someone criticizes him and talks also about this.

 

Despite often he’s at centre of market rumors, he wants still prove how determinant and determined he is also in relation to criticism.

“I’m sure the club bought me at that stage to be a squad player”

“For £7million and the fact I’m English and qualify for home-grown, 100 per cent, you don’t have to be a brain surgeon to realise ‘ok they’ve brought me in to be one of four or five’. That’s the feeling I got when I came here. But I can remember how determined, how hungry, I was to make this a success”

“The majority of Chelsea fans have been unbelievable to me, but there is maybe an element of five per cent always thinking ‘get the next best thing in’ or ‘move him on’. I can feel that in a certain percentage. It always seems to be that when someone is signed, it’s ‘oh Cahill’s on his way”.

“It always seems to be that when someone is signed, it’s ‘oh Cahill’s on his way’. I’ve had that for as long as I can remember being at this club. Last year, John Terry was captain off the pitch but I was captain the majority of the time on the pitch and yet I’m hearing ‘Cahill might be fighting for his place’.

 

Cahill was once again written off during Chelsea’ bad period but he came back on his place: 

“I find it tough to be left out, to sit there and not influence anything. Thankfully, now I’m back in playing and at level where I feel I should be, whereas before I feel there were a few games when I was very disappointed in my game.”

 

Cahill is exciting for the FA CUP Final, especially because, during the last one Final he couldn’t play ‘cause was injury:

“100 per cent, it’s the one that I’d like to win on the pitch,” said Cahill. “I was really disappointed last season because we won the League early and, rightly so, it was a relaxed atmosphere.

“We enjoyed the rest of the League and tried to switch on the week before to play the final, and I think we put up as short a performance in that game as we had all season. I felt like it was one we let slip away that we let get away.

“So I feel blessed at the minute that we are gearing up for another one and it’s one that could save a big chunk of the season. However you dress it up that final is a huge, huge game.”

 

Ucl’ qualification or winning of Fa Cup? “I know that it is vitally important for the club to be in the Champions League, in terms of everything, and it’s something that Chelsea is used to being involved in”.

“But a trophy is a trophy and you are talking to an Englishman who knows the meaning of the FA Cup and has watched the FA Cup since I have been small. Maybe it’s different for the foreign lads who come over, I’m not sure. But, for me, the FA Cup is huge. It’s a tough question, but a trophy is a trophy.”

 

England manager has doubts over Cahill ahead of the World Cup and for 32-year-old be a part of that team is a big gol despite difficulties expecially after his left out during last friendlies matches 

“I spoke to the manager and I have got a good relationship with him,” said Cahill. “That’s personal, but I respected him for speaking to me before finding out elsewhere. And that was then, and it is what it is. No problem”

“Clearly I was disappointed to not be involved, especially when I have been involved for the last seven to eight years and played in the majority of the qualifying games to get to this tournament. So, of course, it was disappointing.

“So if you are asking me am I capable of going to the World Cup, I feel personally yes I am. If you’re asking me if I’ve got the CV or the experience, then yes, but that is my opinion and the only opinion that matters is obviously the manager’s and his assistant.”

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