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Chelsea winger Victor Moses spoke ahead of the clash against Tottenham, with the Blues currently top of the table and the Nigeria international who has become a key player in Antonio Conte‘s tactical plan.

He told the official Chelsea website: “It was a big boost for me but the most important thing is the team,” 

“We all worked very hard and enjoyed the game against Middlesbrough. It was a match in which we had to graft in order to get the three points because we knew we would go top of the league if we won”.

“We just have to keep believing in ourselves. I’m enjoying my game at the moment and I just want to keep on improving.”

About his teammate Pedro, Moses added: “He has been playing really well, he’s getting used to the Premier League and he understands the game very well. He’s enjoying his football, scoring a few goals and helping out defensively as well. I like playing with Pedro, we have a great understanding between us and it’s working well for the team”.

“He’s a great player and he’s won everything so you have to respect his achievements, – the Spaniard added – When you come to a new country it can be difficult but he’s got to grips with it now and he’s doing well. The fans are enjoying what he brings to the team and we’re all pleased for him.”

Moses pointed out the importance of next game against the Spurs: “We know it will be a difficult game and we know how good Spurs are,”

“They have quality players but we just need to concentrate on ourselves. We’ve been working very hard in training and we know what we need to do individually. Hopefully it will all come together on Saturday and we can get another three points.”

“It will be tough but we believe in ourselves and we know we have the players who can score goals and make a difference.”

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Manchester United manager José Mourinho is still keen on Chelsea attacking-midfielder Willian, according to exclusive reports in the Daily Star.

It is understood the Special One is a great fan of the 28-year-old and has reportedly tried to land the Brazilian star in January without success.

Willian has put the pen to paper on a new four-year deal in July but is struggling to break into Antonio Conte‘s XI lineup since he changed system.

 

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Chelsea stars Diego Costa and Thibaut Courtois are set to put the pen to paper on a new deal with the Blues, according to the Daily Telegraph.

The Spaniard has been heavily linked with a move to former side Atletico Madrid, while the Belgium International has been targeted by Real Madrid, but head coach Antonio Conte reportedly held “private talks with the duo, reiterating his desire to keep them and outlining his vision to make Chelsea competitive again”. 

It is understood they are both under contract at Stamford Bridge until 2019.

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Chelsea goalkeeper Eduardo has revealed where does he see himself at the end of career as a football player after joining the Blues last summer.

The Portuguese international the club’s official website: “We always go back to Portugal when we can because it’s fast, so when we have time off we try. The first time I left was to visit my brothers in Luxembourg when I was young. They lived and worked there”.

“I think I’ll live in Portugal [at the end of professional career]. My family is there, we are from there and I have lived for so many years outside of Portugal. It would be nice to come back home but you never know in life. Even after football we could work in other countries or schools, coaching”.

Then Eduardo ended: “It’s like our professional life, you never know. I want to stay connected to football after I retire teaching kids in my specific area so I don’t know when or where the opportunity will come, but if it’s in Portugal or outside, it doesn’t matter. What’s important is that we are happy with our life”. 

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Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma has fully recovered from his knee ligament injury suffered against Manchester United in February last season.

“I am very pleased to play another 90 minutes. I need to play, keep going and to work because I was out for a long time, – claimed Zouma – I am very happy to play (for the Under-23s), I need game-time. I am used to being with the first team, but I am so lucky because I can play with the Under-23s and with a very good team”.

The French star is currently playing with Chelsea’s Under-23 team in order to find the right shape and played alongside John Terry, Cesc Fabregas and Michy Batshuayi against Southampton’s kids in a 3-2 victory on Monday.

 

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West Ham United are lining up a January loan move to land  Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek to the Olympic Stadium, according to reports in the Daily Express.

It has been reported that both sides have already entered talks to discuss a potential move when the transfer market window reopens.

It is understood Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is a great admirer of the 20-year-old, who played just a few games in the EFL Cup so far.

 

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Chelsea are interested in Atalanta starlet Mattia Caldara, according to exclusive reports in La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Also Arsenal are said to be keeping tabs on the 22-year-old centre-back, who is impressing under Gian Piero Gasperini in the Italian Serie A so far.

The U21 international is under contract until June 2021 and Serie A champions Juventus are lining-up a January move to land both Caldara and midfielder Franck Kessié to Turin, according to reports in Italy.

 

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Chelsea loanee Andreas Christensen, who is currently playing with Borussia Monchengladbach, revealed he has not spoken with manager Antonio Conte yet to discuss his future plans at Stamford Bridge.

“We aren’t in talks with Chelsea. I’m staying at Borussia, – the Denmark international claimed – I’m just focusing on tomorrow’s game.”

It is understood the 20-year-old is contracted with the Blues until the end of the season, anyway the Bundesliga side reportedly lining up a January move to make Christensen’s deal permanent.

 

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has underlined that both midfielders Oscar and Cesc Fabregas will not be leaving the club in January, amid reports suggested a move away from Stamford Bridge.

Conte told La Gazzetta dello Sport: “Fabregas and Oscar? It is gossip, as I have not intention of sending them away. They are important players for Chelsea”.

It is understood Inter Milan are lining up a move to sign Oscar, while a host of Premier League sides have been recently linked with a move for the Spaniard.

 

 

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Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is confident that Steve Holland will stay at Stamford Bridge despite rumors linking him with a full-time role under new England head coach Gareth Southgate.

The Daily Mail joined the club in 2009 working under Andre Villas-Boas, Roberto Di Matteo, Rafa Benitez, Jose Mourinho and Guus Hiddink before new manager Antonio Conte joined the Blues.

The 46-year-old assistant first-team coach joined England manager Gareth Southgate’s backroom staff in October but is still contracted at Chelsea.

 

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