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Chelsea loanee Abdul Baba Rahman suffered a serious injury while playing at the Africa Cup of Nations with Ghana and underwent knee surgery in Germany as he currently plays with Schalke 04 on a season-long loan from the Blues.

Baba Rahman Ghana

According to Ghanaian FA president Kwesi Nyantakyi“Baba Rahman’s injury is an example of injuries that could end his career”.

“I’m told he would be out for about seven months, – Nyantakyi told Graphic SportsAnd in most clubs if you don’t play beyond two months or three months, you would be put on half salary. Or in some cases they would put you out of salary if you don’t have an insurance to underwrite the salaries for you”.

“The FA provided some compensation, about $5,000 (£3,960), to Otto Addo when he was injured while playing for Ghana. Ben Kuofie, who was FA chairman, then also visited him to show concern. Although the money was a token, the gesture was good”.

“We did same for similar thing for Jerry Akaminko ,who sustained a career-threatening injury in the run up to the 2014 World Cup and we’re not opposed to a similar thing for Baba Rahman.” 

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Former Chelsea star Joe Cole says Tottenham Hotspur are improving day by day under manager Mauricio Pochettino, but the Blues are “still a good couple of gears” ahead of their London rivals.

When asked about Antonio Conte‘s great impact at Stamford Bridge so far, Cole told CFC Fan TV: “Already his team has got his personality. They look strong. You can’t see anything else than Chelsea winning the league now”.

“The only thing that would make me a little bit nervous is if Costa picks up a long-term injury, and the other thing is that Tottenham look like a good team this year, which is bad news”.

“Harry Kane and Dele Alli would get into most teams around the world. But apart from that, I think Chelsea are still a good couple of gears ahead of them.”

About Conte he added: “You’ve got to give him credit, he’s come over to a new country and his language is good, but it must be so hard because he’s such an expressive man”. 

“I imagine most of his management skills are his emotional connection and how he speaks to people and to go to another country and do that shows how exceptional he is.”

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Former Chelsea winger Joe Cole told CFC Fan TV that Eden Hazard could become one of the club’s greatest players in a near future.

“I think he’ll go down as Chelsea’s greatest player, – the English star said – He’s certainly the most talented all-round footballer I’ve played with and he’s already a hero with the fans. I hope he stays there for the rest of his career”.

Cole played with Hazard during his time at LOSC Lille in 2011, under manager Rudi Garcia.

“My first game in France with Lille, Rudi Garcia was saying to me, ‘we’ve got this good kid, Eden Hazard’. He said ‘I want you to play with him’. And then he scored two of the best goals you’ll see within 20 minutes and I thought, ‘I don’t know if I’m good enough to play with him'”.

“He’s just a nice kid, he’s got a good way about him, he loves training, he loves football and everyone in that dressing room in France loved him.”


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Two Chelsea games were postponed for TV reasons: both clashes are in March and are derby.

The first one is against West Ham at their new London Stadium and was moved from Saturday 4 March to Monday 6 March at 8 pm.

The Stamford Bridge derby against Watford was moved from Saturday 11 March to Monday 13 March, with an 8 pm kick off as well.

The latest game will be rescheduled again should either side reach the sixth round of the FA Cup.



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Sevilla manager Jorge Sampaoli confirmed that Chelsea tried to appoint him before starting negotiations with current boss Antonio Conte.

Also Pep Guardiola and Diego Simeone are rumored to have been considered level pegging on top of Roman Abramovich‘s wishlist.

Sampaoli said: “There were a lot of teams interested but the call came from Monchi and for us it was very interesting and exciting, we were also in negotiations with Chelsea”.

Chelsea are leading Premier League with 55 points in 22 games while Seville are currently 2nd on La Liga table with 42 points in 19 games, one point clear of Barcelona who won the title last year.

Guardiola is struggling with new life at the Etihad Stadium as Manchester City earned only 43 points (5th place) so far, the same as Atletico Madrid (4th place level on points with Real Sociedad), with Diego Pablo Simeone heavily linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain and Inter Milan next summer.


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Chelsea star Diego Costa enjoyed a team dinner last night, which confirms that the Spaniard has not broken up with teammates following rumors linking him with a move to the Chinese Super League in January

The Blues are set to face Brentford in FA Cup on Saturday, while Liverpool and Arsenal are their next rivals in Premier League; Chelsea could extend his gap at the top of table in these two crucial games.

Costa also posted a selfie with Kenedy:

Costa Kenedy




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Chelsea made Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon their main target to replace Asmir Begovic, according to the Daily Telegraph.

It is understood Bournemouth have placed a £10m bid for the Bosnia-Herzegovina star, who could leave Stamford Bridge after joining in 2015 from Stoke City.

According to reports Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is also a great admirer of Espanyol’s Diego Lopez and Galatasaray’s Fernando Muslera, but the 34-year-old Celtic goalkeeper is said to be the Blues’ main target to replace Begovic.

Gordon, who previously played in Premier League with Sunderland, could be offered a one-year deal.


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Oriol Romeu has put the pen to paper on a new contract with Southampton, the club’s official website have just confirmed the deal.

The former Chelsea midfielder, who will stay put at St.Mary’s until June 2021, claimed: “I couldn’t be any happier to have this new contract with the club.

“Ever since I came here I have felt very, very good. Everything has been positive for me. I have developed myself and been getting better every day.”

“Looking forward, it’s a good thing for me, but hopefully there will be more to come and nice experiences to go through.”

Romeu joined the Blues on a permanent move from Barcelona in 2011 before leaving the West London side two years later.



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Chelsea are lining up an audacious move to land Middlesbrough midfielder Adama Traore to Stamford Bridge in January, according to reports in England.

The London Evening Standard claimed that Antonio Conte made an enquiry over the availability of the 20-year-old, despite Boro’s manager Aitor Karanka recently told journalists the Spaniard won’t leave his current side this season.

The former Barcelona youngster played 15 Premier League games so far.


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Spanish media revealed the release clause of Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann: the Colchoneros won’t let him go for less than £ 95m ( € 110m).

Griezmann has been targeted both by Chelsea and Manchester United: the Blues will face a problem in their attack if Diego Costa will leave in the summer, while the Red Devils have been keen on the ex Real Sociedad forward for a while and already approached him in the past months to try to bring at Old Trafford next season.


Antonio Conte sent a clear message today during his press conference ahead of the Fa Cup's third round replay vs Norwich City: his task is to win games and to...