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In a clip widely shared on social media, Michy Batshuay was filmed smiling after Chelsea‘s defeat vs Arsenal in the Community Shield and a lot of people and many people claim Batshuay was smiling and laughing at Morata after the Spanish striker missed his penalty.

However, Batshuay himself responded on Twitter denying firmly these spekulations: “Wow lol some people really believe I laughed at my teammate and/or us losing ? Sorry to disappoint but I wasnt. Im enjoying every goal for us scored by anyone in the team, thats the only thing you have to know. have a blessed day (sic)”.


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Chelsea captain Gary Cahill spoke to the Blues official website about yesterday game at Wembley vs Arsenal.

The team’s captain considers the defeat as a disappointment, but believes he and his team-mates have to forget this and be ready for their Premier League‘s campaign.

“I don’t see it as a setback, I see it as a disappointment because it was a game we wanted to win and an opportunity to win a trophy,” – Cahill said – “I don’t care what trophy it is, if you finish your career with six it’s better to finish with seven. We let that slip, obviously penalty shoot-outs are a cruel way to end a game. We’re disappointed but we need to brush it off and prepare for what’s going to be an important season”.

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Chelsea captain Gary Cahill has praised new signing Alvaro Morata, who missed a penalty in the last Community Shield game against Arsenal at Wembley, where he made his debut with the Blues.

The England international is certain of the strength that Morata will bring to Chelsea squad despite a controversial debut: “He’s been welcomed in. I’m sure he feels part of the group already and it’s just a matter of time for him. I can imagine it’s different, you’re bringing all your family over, trying to make that transition”. 

“But there’s no problems with him, he’s a massive player, he’s massively experienced, even at that young age. Of course, the sooner they get a goal, it goes for any forward, you feel like you’re up and running, so the sooner the better for him”.

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Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kanté admits he’s confident despite the defeat suffered against Arsenal yesterday.

The Frenchman told the club’s official website: “I thought we played well, we scored the first goal and we were close to winning. After Pedro’s red card they scored and it became more difficult for us”.

“In the end they won on penalties, – Kante notes – But when it’s like that you can win or you can lose”.

“It’s going to be tough because a lot of teams have strengthened, which makes it more difficult, the season starts next weekend and we have to be ready”.

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Antonio Conte, Chelsea players and fans are not happy after the Blues failed to win the Community Shield vs London rivals Arsenal.

However, former Chelsea player Glenn Hoddle believes tomorrow the feelings will be very different, especially for the Italian manager.

“Tomorrow it’s not a bad result”. – Hoddle told BT Sport speaking about Antonio Conte – “He can now go to the board and say ‘we need players’. If they win today, two or three-nil, all the players are running round happy. The fans are happy. The board would say ‘you’ve got a squad there that is good enough’. Now they need to buy.”

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte spoke after today’s defeat in the Community Shield against Arsenal at penalty shootout:

“For sure there is a disappointment to finish for the second time with 10 men against Arsenal: first the FA Cup and now the Community Shield,” the Italian manager said at his postmatch press conference.

Chelsea’s game turned after Pedro was sent off at 80′, two minutes later Arsenal equalised with Kolasinac’s equaliser:

“Honestly I didn’t see the images [for Pedro’s red card] and I didn’t see also the yellow card for Willian. A lot of people told me the penalty was clear and for sure there is a bit of frustration but we have to respect the referee’s decision, but sometimes these decisions make you a bit angry.

“He [the referee] tried to explain to me about his decision but there wasn’t time because I also wanted to ask him why there wasn’t the penalty and the yellow card to Willian but then we would have stayed to speak until 9.00 p.m.

“But I repeat we must accept this decision. But it’s for the second time: In the FA Cup there was also a controversial decision against us.”

“About the performance, I think today was a tough game for both teams and we tried to win. We tried to improve our physical condition also because in six days we have to start the league, but now the most important thing is to continue to work and to try to improve our team.

“Courtois is one of the best players to kick a penalty. If you have a player that shows you during the training sessions to be one of the best then you pick him to play and to shoot the penalty, but don’t forget also Morata is a forward and he did the same.

About the Spanish striker, who didn’t impress in his first official game for Chelsea, he claimed:

“Morata needs to work but this is normal. He’s stayed with us for only one week and it’s very important to find a good physical condition and to understand our idea of football. He needs a bit of time but it’s normal. It’s the same for Rudiger and Bakayoko.”

When asked about his transfer plans and what Morata and Michy Batshuayi can provide to the team that Diego Costa can’t, Conte replied:

“I hope in the future to have a different question than the necessity to improve our squad, or about our strikers.

“I replied already and my reply is always the same. The truth is I always repeat the same.”

About the starting Premier League season and the title defence that Chelsea will begin against Burnley next Saturday, Conte said:

“There are six teams in England who can fight for the title, all of them. And don’t forget today Arsenal didn’t play with many strong players.”

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Antonio Conte is clearly not happy for the Community Shield result, but he defends is choice of Thibaut Courtois among the Blues penalty takers.

“It can happen”. – Conte told Fox Sports – Thibaut was one of our penalty takers and he has missed it. He can score or miss a penalty just like any other player on the pitch.”

The Italian manager, however, was more frustrated about Pedro being sending off in the second half: “It was a tough decision” – Conte continued – “I didn’t see the replay but it is the second time that we finished with one man down against Arsenal. We have to look forward and prepare ourselves for the start of the season.”

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Former Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech revealed why, in his opinion, Thibaut Courtois sent the ball above the cross-bar in the Community Shield penalty shootout at Wembley this afternoon.

The current Arsenal number one said about his ex team-mate:

Obviously we played together and we made a lot of challenges during the training session in the penalty shoot-outs so this is not usually where he shoots.

“So this is probably why he missed as normally he buries it in the top corner on the other side on the way I went so obviously maybe the fact we know each other and I know the players, maybe it made it more difficult for them.

“I hoped he was going to put it where I was going but obviously, you know…”


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Speaking to BT Sport, Chelsea legend Frank Lampard hailed Victor Moses’ performance today at Wembley.

The Nigerian player scored The Blues goal but this wasn’t enough to defeat Arsenal at to win the Community Shield.

“He came at a young age, I think he had a year under Rafa Benitez when he got a few minutes but then he got loaned out for three years on the trot”. – Lampard said – “Antonio Conte came in and gave him a new lease of life. He gave him a role as a wing-back and you saw a player today who was a massively important player for them.”

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Arsenal will lift the 2017 Community Shield as the Gunners won an emphatic penalty shootout following a vivid game.

Kolasinac levelled Moses‘ opener in the second half, before Arsene Wenger’s men beat the Blues in the first appearance of new “ABBA” penalty shootout format. Arsenal scored 5 times, while Thibaut Courtois and Alvaro Morata both missed their chances from the spot.

Pedro was shown a straight red card by referee Madley a couple of minutes before Arsenal gabbed a late equalizer from a close range.

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