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Nathaniel Chalobah is happy after playing his first whole game at Chelsea: this happened yesterday, in the FA Cup clash against Peterborough United, that the Blues won 4-1.

The young midfielder always had Antonio Conte‘s trust and support and was delighted to share his feeling after this special day with the press:

It was a proud moment for me to complete my first 90 minutes at Chelsea.

“I am really happy. We have just got to going now, we are up there in the league at the minute.

“We are taking it game by game and there is still a long way to go in the season, anything can happen. This is good development at a club that I have been at from a very young age so we [young players] are all very happy.

“I think that’s the dream [to make it at Chelsea], we have always thought of playing for Chelsea and we are doing it all together at the minute. The manager has got faith in us and he has given us the chance so it is something that we are proud of and all the young players at the club just need to keep following their dream.”

Chalobah played alongside Cesc Fabregas against in the FA Cup game against Peterborough on Sunday but he knows that it will be tough to be a regular starter. Anyway, he claims the chance to learn from Fabregas, N’Golo Kante and Nemanja Matic has been invaluable.

 

“I just watch them every week and they have just gone 13 games unbeaten which makes it hard to get into the side.

“Obviously there are a few players ahead of us [younger players]. So every week, every game, I just watch and learn from them because they have got the experience that I don’t have yet.”

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Michy Batshuayi took his chance as Conte expected

Another young flying talent to recognise is: “Batshuayi”… the 23-year old really took his chance to make his stake” in the Chelsea team in this afternoon’s third-round FA Cup Tie against Peterborough where he was fantastic on the attack. Manager Antonio Conte said before the game that the youngster should “make his stake in the team” and make the most of the “rare opportunity”.

After playing only 82 minutes of football in the Premier League this season since his £33million arrival in the summer, the Belgian has sent a message to Antonio Conte to ensure he has clear striker options.

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Pedro scores twice as Chelsea go through to FA Cup Fourth Round

Chelsea went through the third FA Cup 2017 round after beating Peterborough  4-1 at Stamford Bridge this afternoon.

Pedro opened and closed the game with a brace, with the two goals scored at 18′ and 75′, the 2-1 was scored by Michy Batshuayi, that started today, at 44′ and by Willian at 56′.

Blues captain John Terry saw red for a professional foul on Peteborough’s Lee Angol at 67′ on his return since October.

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FA CUP - THIRD ROUND: Chelsea 4 - 1 Peterborough United

Chelsea 2 – 0 Peterborough United

  • Pedro (18′minutes)
  • Batshuayi (43′minutes)

In today’s FA Cup Third Round at home Chelsea lead 2-0 with a Pedro goal after 18 minutes followed by a second by Batshuayi.

Pedro almost scored a second goal but clipped the top corner of the cross bar after a lovely attacking move which saw him have an easy clear chance.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has emphasised the chance for Michy Batshuayi to make an impressive impact. And after 44 minutes Batshuayi “staked his claim” in the team as the manager wanted by scoring Chelsea’s second goal. It was a late goal approaching the half-time mark just as Peterborough were trying to get back in the game after a missed chance by the Blues.

Chelsea Zouma

By: Samuel Georgewill

 

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Cesc Fabregas is impressing with Chelsea as he featured 11 times in Premier League scoring once and providing 5 assists so far.

“Cesc, we all know him, and I’m very pleased with his attitude, his commitment and for his work-rate in training sessions, – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte said before the next clash against PeterboroughAlso, when I call him during the game, it’s important for me to see the right spirit”.

“Before the game, I have to take a decision on only 11 players who can start. For sure, some players have to start on the bench, but it is important for me in every game to see which is the best solution for the team”.

Then Conte added: “It is also important to have all my players with the right spirit, with the right will to fight and to win – if you start or if you don’t start. Cesc has shown me great commitment always and I am pleased for this”.

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Cesc Fabregas made his 100th Premier League assist against Stoke City, an historical record that has to be remarked.

Writing his column for Daily Mail, ex Liverpool and Spurs player Jamie Redknapp, now a football pundit, praised the Spanish midfielder as well as other players of the Chelsea squad for the incredible job they are doing this season:

Cesc Fabregas always seems to be singled out for what he can’t do. He is criticised for not covering every blade of grass, or not always tracking his runners.

 “What he does have is the ability to pick a pass in a pressure moment to win a game. To reach 100 assists in the Premier League is a phenomenal achievement.

“A third of his Chelsea assists have been for Diego Costa and that doesn’t surprise me.

“You never see Costa running in behind when N’Golo Kante or Nemanja Matic get on the ball as he knows they won’t find him.

“As soon as Fabregas gets on the ball Costa sets off. He knows the midfielder will pick him out.

“His pass to set up Costa at Man City was worth the admission fee alone.

“This year he has had to knuckle down but keeps showing he is still a match winner.”

 

 

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OSCAR set for Super League on weekly earnings of £400,000

Chelsea’s former attacking midfielder Oscar dos Santos Emboaba  Júnior, better known as OSCAR lands in China for Chinese club Shanghai SIPG after a tantalising confirmed fee of £52 million.

The Brazilian Midfielder, aged 25 was mobbed by crowds at the Chinese Airport on Monday with gifts of flowers and a scarf as he took photos. Chelsea have confirmed the deal of £52 million which has given OSCAR a move beyond his wildest dreams. OSCAR now beats the record signing of his Brazil team-mate HULK who in June was sold by Zenit St Petersburg for a whopping £47 million and on a weekly earning of £320,000.

Chelsea as a Premier League football club have now richly benefited from the sales of their players more than any other team in the Premiership. Since June 2013 Chelsea have made around a reported £314.4 million which has made heads turn. Players still are on loan as well as coming in and ANTONIO CONTE seems keen to use the players he currently have on high performance on a consistent rotation. The likes of CESC FABREGAS, VICTOR MOSES, PEDRO and WILLIAN have all been firing for the Blues and OSCAR going abroad is a move which players like JOHN OBI MIKEL who have not made the team may also consider in the January transfer window.

Whether it is China or Europe for yet to feature Chelsea players like JOHN OBI MIKEL is not yet fully certain. But high-flying midfielder OSCAR has made up his mind and moved from Stamford Bridge to the Chinese Far-East. On his Instagram OSCAR commented once the deal was agreed saying: “I want to thank Chelsea, the owner and all the employees who have made my time at the club so special”.

OSCAR added: “A very special thank you to the Chelsea fans you guys are very special and I am honoured to have been a part of your club. We have won some special titles together”.

By: Samuel Georgewill

 

 

 

 

 

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Football Focus stat: one goal conceded by Chelsea in 12-game run

In twelve consecutive Premier League wins so far, CHELSEA has only conceded once says the BBC Football Focus pundit John Motson on today’s final programme of the year.  MOTSON asked his fellow pundits in the studio the question: “Chelsea have conceded just once in their 12-game winning run but to whom?” To the astonishment of the Football Focus pundit team with Presenter Dan Walker, the answer eventually was sifted out before the end of the programme.

It was revealed that CHELSEA this season has been on a 12-game consecutive winning streak with just the one goal scored against them by Tottenham.  There was another occasion when one goal was actually conceded or rather scored against CHELSEA. This was in-fact an own goal. Therefore, going into the New Year’s Eve last game for this year, CHELSEA will be confident in knowing they can possibly keep yet another clean sheet.

Today’s game against Stoke City sees CHELSEA playing at home captained by GARY CAHILL who scored that own goal that has created stats that pundits like John Motson have brought into focus. No team have scored against CHELSEA this season with a headed goal and DAVID LUIS in defence alongside the Chelsea captain and CESAR AZPILICUETA have to stay firm in their 3-man defensive back line.

With NGOLO KANTE and DIEGO COSTA both back from suspension, it could be another winning streak continuation for the Blues and with another possible clean sheet. Manager ANTONIO CONTE has been very consistent with the use of his strong and high flying midfield players and wing-backs that have made sure the defence is both on the back as well as front-foot pressing for goals. This includes CESC FABREGAS, VICTOR MOSES and WILLIAN plus the CHELSEA goal-striking attacking-midfielder EDEN HAZARD.

At 33minutes in the first-half of today’s game against Stoke, would you believe it?
GARY CAHILL has scored. So it’s 1-0 CHELSEA right now and CAHILL has scored in the right goal.

By: Samuel Georgewill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The official line-ups for Chelsea v Stoke City

CHELSEA - Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill (c); Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso; Willian, Diego Costa, Hazard.

Subs: Begovic, Zouma, Ivanovic, Chalobah, Loftus-Cheek, Matic, Batshuayi.

Manager: Antonio Conte

 

STOKE CITY - Grant; Johnson, Shawcross, Martins Indi; Diouf, Affelay, Adam, Pieters; Allen, Shaqiri; Crouch.

Subs: Given, Bardsley, Sobhi, Imbula, Whelan, Bojan, Bony.

Manager: Mark Hughes

 

Referee: Robert Madley

Venue: Stamford Bridge

Kick Off: 3 pm GMT

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