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Tiemoue Bakayoko struggled to make an impact at Stamford Bridge last season after joining the Blues from AS Monaco on a £35m move in July.

The Frenchman, who wished Antonio Conte “the best for future projects” following his recent sacking from the managerial role at Chelsea, also spoke to the club’s official website about the upcoming World Cup final and his recovery from knee injury.

Bakayoko said: “During the summer I worked a lot because last season I didn’t have a pre-season, and I feel good for preparing for this season”.

“I don’t have pain in my knee, I am feeling very fit, and I hope to keep going like this and do a better season than the last one”.

He added: “I am happy to be here, to be in the best club for me in the world.”

Sevilla have reportedly targeted Tiemoue Bakayoko as a potential replacement if Steven N’Zonzi joins Barcelona on a permanent move.

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Antonio Conte leaves the reins at Chelsea after almost two years in charge. He came, he won silverware, he faltered, he lifted the FA Cup, then he left.

The Premier League at the fist shot has been clearly the masterpiece during his era at Stamford Bridge, where he loved hugging Chelsea fans while celebrating Chelsea goals. He did it on his first game at home, he repeated it again and again. This is Conte. This is Antonio, and no matter the bitter end.

The Italian man built a strong mentality, a perfect duo in midfield with N’Golo Kante alongside Nemanja Matic. The Serbian’s departure was one of the reasons behind Chelsea’s failure last season. No doubt.

Conte showed once again his commitment to the club by carrying on working with a regular timetable until he was eventually sacked from the club yesterday.

Diego Costa bust-up, a £9m compensation, 5th place in the Premier League last term dishonored an imposing start to the first season in charge, when he came in at Stamford Bridge after leading Italy to the quarter-finals of Euro 2016. When he was desperately looking to bring Chelsea back to the title race. He did it, he won it and Blues made history again. Back to winning ways with an Italian man on the touchline, but this won’t be strange to Chelsea fans.

Win and then improve, win and keep pace even in the most difficult league in the world. It has been hard for Conte, it will be even harder for Maurizio Sarri. We hope the newly-appointed manager will be able to stay in charge for a long time. We hope he can look back at his job after almost two years and think: “Yes, I’m over the hump”.

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Chelsea have completed the signing of Jorginho from Serie A side SSC Napoli, the club have just  confirmed  via their official website.

The Italian midfielder joins the club on a five-year deal on a move in the region of £50m plus add-ons.

An official statement reads: “Jorginho has followed Maurizio Sarri from Napoli to Chelsea and in doing so becomes our first signing of the summer. He has signed a five-year contract and will wear the no.5 shirt”.

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Chelsea players have completed their first whole week of training in Cobham ahead of next season, having started on Saturday with Antonio Conte still in charge.

Maurizio Sarri told Chelsea’s official website he’s “looking forward to starting work and meeting the players on Monday ahead of travelling to Australia.”

The Blues will face Perth Glory on 23th of July, Inter Milan in France on 28th July and Arsenal in Dublin on 1st of August.

The Community Shield match against Manchester City is scheduled on 5th of August at Wembley, then Chelsea will host Lyon for an international friendly at Stamford Bridge with the Premier League 2018/19 season starting on 11st of August.

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Chelsea have appointed Maurizio Sarri as their new manager on a three-year contract, the club’s official website confirmed earlier this morning through a statement.

The Italian man, who will start his new job on Monday, told Chelsea’s official website: “‘I am very happy to be coming to Chelsea and the Premier League. It is an exciting new period in my career.

I look forward to starting work and meeting the players on Monday ahead of travelling to Australia, where I will be able to get to know the squad and begin our match action”.

Then Sarri added: “I hope we can provide some entertaining football for our fans, and that we will be competing for trophies at the end of the season, which is what this club deserves”.

OFFICIAL – Maurizio Sarri named new Chelsea manager

Chelsea have announced the appointment of Maurizio Sarri as their new manager after parting ways with Antonio Conte yesterday.

The former Napoli head-coach takes the reins at Stamford Bridge on a three-year-deal, as Chelsea confirmed through their website.

An official statement reads: “Maurizio Sarri is the new Chelsea head coach. He moves to Stamford Bridge following a successful three-year spell at Serie A side Napoli”.

The Italian man, who will start his new job on Monday, told Chelsea’s official website: “‘I am very happy to be coming to Chelsea and the Premier League. It is an exciting new period in my career.

I look forward to starting work and meeting the players on Monday ahead of travelling to Australia, where I will be able to get to know the squad and begin our match action”.


Moreover, the signing of Jorginho from Napoli is expected to be announced in the next few hours.

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Maurizio Sarri has put the pen to paper on a deal to become Chelsea head-coach.

Gianfranco Zola will be his assistant, according to Sky in Italy.

Chelsea confirmed the club have parted ways with Antonio Conte earlier this morning and the former Napoli manager has reportedly completed the takeover at Stamford Bridge.

The 60-year-old is set to be unveiled as the new Chelsea boss in the next few hours.

Gianfranco Zola will have an important role in Sarr’s coaching staff, as well as former Empoli manager Giovanni Martusciello.


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Chelsea captain Gary Cahill was among the players which bid a heartfelt farewell to Antonio Conte, who left the club following two seasons in charge at Stamford Bridge.

The England international, who recently suffered a World Cup defeat against Croatia, wrote on his Instagram official account: “I would like to wish Antonio and his family best wishes for the future and thank him for helping me and Chelsea be successful during his time at the club”.

“A Premier League title and FA Cup winners medals are great memories we all shared together. Thank you Antonio. I wish you and all your coaches all the very best for the future”.

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Defender Cesar Azpiliceuta, who also wore the the Blues’ armband in the last two years at Stamford Bridge, bid a heartfelt farewell to Antonio Conte a few minutes ago.

Chelsea have officially parted company with the Italian manager earlier this morning.

The Spaniard wrote on his official account: “Thank you mister for the trophies we have won together and your confidence in the last 2 seasons. I wish you all the best in the future. Grazie Antonio”. 

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Cesc Fabregas wanted to share his feelings following the news of Antonio Conte‘s sacking from managerial role at Chelsea earlier this afternoon.

The Spaniard, who liked “by mistake” a post which was celebrating Conte’s departure, wrote on his Twitter account: “Thank you Mister for another Premier League title and FA Cup“.

“It wasn’t easy for me to convince you in the beginning but in the end I hope I did you proud! Good luck for the future”.

Fabregas, who struggled to get first-squad football earlier in the 2016/17 campaign due to the perfect duo Matic-Kante in midfield, reached also a personal record as he provided his 100th  Premier League assist in the 4-2 win over Stoke City on 31st December 2016.


Speaking during his press conference ahead of tomorrow's Carabao Cup semifinal's second leg vs Tottenham, Chelsea's manager Maurizio Sarri confirmed striker Gonzalo Higuain will sign very soon for the Blues. "Higuain is a few hours...