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Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has been named in the 23-men-shortlist for new FIFA World Player Award, that came back to its old formula, since now is no more combined with Ballon d’Or, that is back to France Football as it was before 2010.

The French midfielder had an outstanding season with Leicester City, being one of the protagonists of their miraculous title campaign, but impressed also in his first months at Chelsea, this why he got the nomination along with other 22 top players around the world.

The nominees in full:

Sergio Agüero (Argentina/Manchester City)
Gareth Bale (Wales/Real Madrid)
Gianluigi Buffon (Italy/Juventus)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal/Real Madrid)
Kevin De Bruyne(Belgium/Manchester City)
Antoine Griezmann (France/Atlético Madrid)
Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden/Paris Saint-Germain/Manchester United)
Andrés Iniesta(Spain/FC Barcelona)
N’Golo Kanté (France/Leicester City/Chelsea)
Toni Kroos(Germany/Real Madrid)
Robert Lewandowski (Poland/FC Bayern Munich)
Riyad Mahrez (Algeria/Leicester City)
Lionel Messi (Argentina/FC Barcelona)
Luka Modrić(Croatia/Real Madrid)
Manuel Neuer (Germany/FC Bayern Munich)
Neymar (Brazil/FC Barcelona)
Mesut Özil (Germany/Arsenal)
Dimitri Payet (France/West Ham United)
Paul Pogba (France/Juventus/Manchester United)
Sergio Ramos (Spain/Real Madrid)
Alexis Sánchez (Chile/Arsenal)
Luis Suárez (Uruguay/FC Barcelona)
Jamie Vardy(England/Leicester City)

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After a more than disappointing campaign last season with Chelsea, winger Eden Hazard told the British media that he wants to regain the form he had 2-years ago when he seemed unstoppable on the pitch for the Blues.

“I want to be the best, like I was two seasons ago. I said – after the season like this – I wanted to stay at Chelsea because I didn’t want to finish like this.

“We’ve got to show to everybody we are Chelsea, we’re big players, we’re a big team and we didn’t finish in a good place last season. Now we want to do better and win the Premier League. We need to do this.”

The Belgian went on to say that if he was ever to leave Stamford Bridge, he would leave as a champion.

“When I was in France [with Lille], I finished my last game with a hat-trick and that was a good time to leave. And if I must leave one day, I hope I can finish good here and be a champion again.”

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Former Chelsea manager José Mourinho was today at Wembley to endorse Gianni Infantino‘s race to FIFA presidency.

The Swiss UEFA general secretary claimed:

I feel a lot of emotion and a big responsibility,’ The 45-year-old told a news conference at Wembley.

“The image and reputation of FIFA is not very high and it has to rise again. All these legends here are a testimony for the love we have for football.

“Let’s open the doors of the FIFA administration, the secretary general does not have to be a European, why not an African? There are many capable people in Africa, we have to open the doors of FIFA to men and women from all over the world.

‘”here is no problem in distributing $1.2billion when revenue is $5bn”.

Also ex England coach Fabio Capello and football legend Luis Figo– former candidate to the FIFA presidency- were present at the launch of Infantino’s campaign.

 

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After the last clash with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge where referee Mike Dean sent off two Arsenal players ( Gabriel and Cazorla) and, in their opinion, didn’t use the same treatment with Blues striker Diego Costa who was involved in the incident of the Brazilian defender red card, some angry Arsenal supporters launched a campaign on internet where they ask to have Mike Dean dismissed as a referee.

The manifesto on the Change.Org petition titled “Prevent Mike Dean from refereeing another Arsenal game”, reads:

“Major incidents have occurred in recent and past games that show he is inept at refereeing at this level now”.

Founders of the petition also highlight a video clip they claim shows Dean celebrating a Tottenham goal at the Emirates.

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Chelsea launched their third kit for the current campaign this morning on their official website.

Here are the pictures of the shirts that John Terry and his fellow-mates will wear as a third choice in the season 2015/2016.

Diego Costa, Eden Hazard, Cesar Azpilicueta and Nemanja Matic are the players chosen to promote them and the shirt got some horizontal stripes that remind both the ones of the last season first kit and a tyre print, as the main sponsor now is Yokohama Tyres.

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