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Chelsea‘s captain Gary Cahill is ready for the new season and he wants to lead the Blues to win silverware again.

Most of all, Cahill believes the team know what to do not to repeat their performance the last time Chelsea defended the Premier League title.

“The pressure is on. We won something last season and this season the pressure will be no different”. – Cahill said as reported by the Evening Standard – “We need to prepare well and to realise what happened the last time we won the title. There are still a lot of players here that were involved in that. They have had that experience and they don’t want it again”.

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Chelsea legend Frank Lampard is a new BT Sports pundit.

The former Blues midfielder, who quit played football last year, announced the deal with the TV network on his Facebook page, as we can see in this screenshot.

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He will join TV presenter Jake Humphrey as well as other football legends like Rio Ferdinand, Steven Gerrard, Gary Lineker and Robbie Savage.

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Eden Hazard against Everton last season © Francesca Ceciarini

Neymar chose to join to Paris Saint Germain in the most sensational transfer market move in football history: Barcelona are about to cash a world record € 222m (£ 199m) fee for the Brazilian star, even tough the way this will happen is a little bizarre.

In fact, it’s rumoured that the company linked to PSG owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi, Qatar Sports Investments, are going to pay Neymar € 300m ( £ 260m) to be the Qatar 2022 World Cup testimonial, so the player himself can pay his release-clause and join the French side as free-agent, so that the huge expense won’t be recorded and they can avoid FFP.

With such a big amount to invest on the market and the necessity to re-invest them and find a replacement for Neymar, Barcelona are ready to splash this cash on some of the best players in Europe.

The Blaugrana targeted three major footballers: Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho, Juventus’ Paulo Dybala and Chelsea star Eden Hazard.

The Catalan club wants to sign at least two of this stars to substitute Neymar and to show their power on the market after losing one of the best players in the world.

The Blues forward is still recovering from a broken ankle injury and won’t be back on the pitch until September, at least, but Barcelona are ready to place a £ 100m ( € 120m) to secure his services.

It would hard for Chelsea to reject such an offer and the Blues will have also to find a player to replace the Belgian star, but with £ 100m to re-invest it will be easier.

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AC Milan are confident that Chelsea striker Diego Costa will decide to join the Serie A giants rather than Atletico Madrid this summer, as London Evening Standard reports.

It is understood the Spaniard wants La Liga return despite Los Colchoneros are not able to register new players until January 2017, anyway also AC Milan reportedly placed a £26m bid to land Diego Costa to Italy on a permanent basis.

His agent Jorge Mendes is pushing for a move to the Rossoneri, who also made an enquire over the availability of Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches.

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New Chelsea signing Tiemoue Bakayoko hinted to a close return on the pitch with a post on social media.

The French midfielder was still recovering from a knee surgery he underwent last May when he signed for Chelsea some weeks ago and didn’t even take part to the Asian tour to follow a better recovery program in Cobham.

But a message he posted on Twitter this morning revealed we will see him playing soon: according to some rumours, he could be even on the bench in the Community Shield clash against Arsenal next Sunday, ready for his Chelsea debut.


Antonio Conte replied like this when asked about the return of his injured players after Inter game last Saturday:

“We will not rush them back as every player must be in the best of form to play, otherwise they are put in a bad position which could be damaging for the team.”

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According to Italian newspaper TuttosportInter Milan want to sign Andreas Christensen.

The Chelsea defender, who played for Borussia Moenchengladbach on loan last season, is rated £22.4 million. However, if the two sides will reach a deal, the most probable outcome will be a season-long loan with an obligatory option to make the move permanent.

Chelsea and Inter Milan are talking also about Antonio Candreva with the Italian winger who can become a new player for Antonio Conte‘s side. 

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Now it’s official: Chelsea midfielder Mario Pasalic completed a loan move to Spartak Moscow.

The 22-year-old, who was signed by Chelsea from Hajduk Split in 2014, signed a contract with the Russian side for season 2017/2018.

This is the fourth loan for the Croatian midfielder after the ones to Elche, AS Monaco and AC Milan of the previous campaigns.


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Alvaro Morata is a new Chelsea player, but he could have signed also for Tottenham according to what Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino revealed to The Guardian.

The Spanish striker, it seems, was afraid of the presence of Harry Kane in the team and so he decided not to sign for Tottenham: “Morata talked about myself, in the media, he said: ‘Mauricio called me,” – Pochettino said. “That was from the beginning, two years ago or more. He said to me: ‘Why do you want me if you have Harry Kane?’ You know, if you go to try to sign a striker, they will say: ‘Eh, gaffer, you want me for what? To be on the bench?”

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Chelsea are ready to splash £ 38.5m to sign Antonio Candreva from Inter.

The Italian winger was signed only one year ago from the Nerazzurri, who paid £ 19.7m to Lazio to secure his services.

Candreva’s first and only season at San Siro was full of high and lows but Blues manager Antonio Conte knows the player very well since he was one of his key-players in the Italian national team and he’s really keen to sign him.

Chelsea need a player like Candreva to have more attacking options, especially now that Eden Hazard hasn’t still recovered from his ankle injury and that new signing Alvaro Morata has to adapt to a new idea of football.

Candreva knows Conte and his playing style and would be faster in adaptation.

This deal, that seems to be close, would push away Ivan Perisic from Manchester United, since Inter don’t want to sell both of their wingers and are trying to convince the Croatian international to stay and decline Red Devils‘ offer.


Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has made CSKA star Aleksandr Gloving a target to bolster his squad ahead of next season. It is understood also Juventus are keeping tabs on the...