Authors Posts by Francesca Ceciarini

Francesca Ceciarini


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Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher share his opinion about David Luiz‘s return to Chelsea:

“There is something about Luiz’s character that I like,” the ex England international said as Sky Sports pundit.

“I wouldn’t call him a leader as such but he is the kind of player who will make something happen or contribute a big moment. He is erratic but he has quality.

Conte’s reign has started without a blemish and now he has added cover to the one area of his squad that was most needed, I can only see them getting stronger. I just didn’t think it would happen with David Luiz.

“For a start, they have brought him back to England for a fee significantly less than the £50million they got from his sale to Paris Saint-Germain. At the same time, though, you have to ask why PSG were prepared to take an £18m hit after just two years.”

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Manchester City star Sergio Agüero received a three-games ban for violent conduct: he will miss next two Premier League clashes and one in EFL Cup

The decision follows an incident with West Ham United’s Winston Reid in Sunday afternoon’s match at the Etihad Stadium, when the Argentinian striker elbowed his rival in the face.

Aguero will now miss the Manchester derby on Saturday 10 September, as well as the home match with AFC Bournemouth and an EFL Cup trip to Swansea City on 20 September.

He would then be available for selection for City’s visit to the same stadium four days later.

The Citizens are currently top of the league with Chelsea and Manchester United, with 9 points, and lose an important player for their two upcoming games, not a bad news for the Blues fans.


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Marcelo Brozovic‘s agent Miroslav Bicanic spoke to Croatian dauly Jutarnji:

It was not about the money: Marcelo stayed at Inter also for technical and tactical reasons,” the Croatia international representant explained.

Linked to Juventus, Arsenal and Chelsea during the last transfer window, the midfielder is now ready to extend his deal with the Nerazzurri.

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Chelsea loanee Christian Atsu is really enthusiastic of his new adventure at Newcastle and he shared his feelings with the Magpies official website:

“It will be amazing, to play in front of those [Newcastle] fans, I can’t wait,” he claimed.

“I’ve seen the fans – they are really great – and playing in front of a lot of fans gives you a lot of confidence.

“At home, you can see the fans cheering the team. I’m really happy and excited and I can’t wait to play in front of them.

“It gives you a lot of confidence when you are playing and I always look forward to seeing the fans behind the team, behind the players.

“It boosts the team forward, so I hope they will be doing that for us each and every time we are playing.”

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Chelsea star Eden Hazard is challenging for the Premier League Player of the Month for August 2016.

The other players in the race for the award are Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling, Hull City defender Curtis Davies and Manchester United winger and full-back Antonio Valencia.

The four players were chosen for their impressive displays in these first three league fixtures.

The fans can vote on official Premier League Twitter account and website, the poll deadline is in three days.

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa doesn’t accept criticism from Spanish media and he wanted to stress this last night, after he played with his national team won 2-0 over Belgium: he entered in the second half to replace injured Alvaro Morata and served the assist for the first of two goals that Manchester City’s David Silva scored against Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois:

“They criticise me a lot and if I played for Real Madrid or Barca and was a natural Spaniard they’d say I had a good game, possibly my best for the team,” said Costa.

“I didn’t score but I can be useful to the team. I participated a lot in the game and I leave here happy, unlike in other games.”

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Four coaches challenge for August 2016 Manager of the Month award, and one of them is Chelsea new boss Antonio Conte.

The Italian gaffer will challenge Stamford Bridge legend and current Manchester United manager José Mourinho, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola and Hull City manager Mike Phelan.

The four coaches are in charge at the four teams that had the best Premier League start: the two Manchester sides and Chelsea are top of the league with 9 points out of 9 after three games, while Tigers boss lost the table lead only last Saturday against the Red Devils, with Marcus Rashford’s late winner.

Time to vote for all the fans to choose the best one for this last month.

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The transfer window is over, and new adventures are starting for many players around Europe.

One of them is new Chelsea full-back Marcos Alonso, that left Fiorentina to move to Stamford Bridge.

This is the letter he shared on his Instagram and Facebook profilea to thank everyone who was with him in his Italian adventure:

It’s not easy to find the words to express my feelings in this moment. An unforgettable and wonderful adventure is over.

I spent some beautiful years in Florence and this the reason why I want to thank everyone that made this experience so special.

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I thank the Viola fans foe the incredible affection they showed me since the very first day, for supporting me, also in the difficult moments.

I thank the kitmen, the fisios, the medical staff, the technical staff and all those people that with their work and passion make this club special. A true family!

I want to spend a special word for a great person, a great coach, Mr. Paulo Sousa, that taught me a lot, inside and outside the pitch, and with whom I hope to work again in the future.

I thank all my team-mates, fantastic guys with whom I shared a lot of emotions, good and bad moments, wins and defeats. Finally, I thank the club ACF Fiorentina to have believed in me, to let me grow up as a player and as a man.

Now a new professional challenge begins for me, but I will always be proud to have worn the Viola shirt.

I will always follow and support you!

Thanks from the bottom of my heart, Firenze!

Thanks from the bottom of my heart, ACF Fiorentina

A big hug, Marcos



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A very nice gesture by David Luiz in his farewell from PSG and his fans, right after he signed a contract to wear again the Chelsea shirt.

This is what the Brazilian defender posted on his Instagram account:

“Working life sometimes offers the opportunity to enjoy great moments of satisfaction.

“Thank you, President Nasser Al-Khelaifi, for all the good moments of satisfaction I experienced at Paris Saint-Germain.

I also thank all my team-mates, my two coaches, technical committee and all these amazing people employed by the club with whom I had the pleasure of sharing my days at the training centre and at Parc des Princes.

To you the fans a very big, BIG THANK YOU! After two seasons at PSG, we had the opportunity to share unforgettable moments! Together we celebrated two league titles, two Coupes de France, two Coupes de la Ligue and two Trophees des Champions!

I am very proud to have helped build some of the history of this great club PSG, and I am eternally grateful and happy to have played in the French championships!

“Paris Saint-Germain: I wish the very best for your next season! Thank you very much the city of Paris, for these beautiful moments!”

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Barcelona star Ivan Rakitic has turned down two offers from Chelsea and Manchester United during this summer transfer window, this is what Spanish daily Mundo Deportivo reports today.

The Croatia international was expected to leave the Camp Nou after failing to feature regularly in the starting XI, but he has revealed he wants to stay in Spain this season to have his chances to fight for a place at Barça.


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