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Chelsea have been drawn against West Ham United in the fourth round of the EFL cup.

The ties for the EFL fourth round are to start from October 24.

The irons will host Chelsea at their new Olympic Stadium and it’d be the first time the blues visit the arena this season.

Full Draw

EFL FOURTH ROUND DRAW

West Ham vs Chelsea

Manchester United vs Manchester City

Arsenal vs Reading

Liverpool vs Tottenham

Bristol City vs Hull City

Leeds vs Norwich

Newcastle vs Preston North End

Southampton vs Sunderland

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After playing against Leicester last night, Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi wrote on his Instagram official account: “Great comeback yesterday to win this game!”.

The Belgium international did not score during the game but helped the team playing alongside with Ruben Loftus-Cheek in the Blues’ attack.

Batshuayi had scored a brace in the EFL Cup previous round against Bristol Rovers at Stamford Bridge on the 23th of August, when Antonio Conte won his first home game at Chelsea.

 

 

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Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas wanted to share his feelings after the 2-4 away win against Leicester last night, when the Spaniard scored a brace in the extra-time.

“Good win last night, hopefully more to come: thanks for your amazing support” Fabregas wrote on his official Instagram profile.

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“It was a special game – Fabregas admitted – when a team goes two goals ahead nowadays normally is game over, but our goal just before the half time hit them a little bit, was proper lift”.

“We had a few chances and played quite well in the first half, anyway they scored twice and we reacted quite well”.

 

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ArsenalChelseaTottenham and West Ham are all interested in Galatasaray winger Bruma, according to Portuguese publication A Bola.

The 21-year-old star spent last season on loan at Real Sociedad but struggled to impress in Spain, now is said to be interested in a move to the Premier League when the transfer market reopens in January.

Bruma picked-up 4 appearances scoring once in the Turkish Süper Lig so far and Chelsea have reportedly sent scouts to watch him in the recent weeks.

It is understood Antonio Conte would be eager to sign a winger following the departure of Juan Cuadrado, who moved back to Juventus this summer.

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Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata has confirmed that Chelsea tried to sign him on a permanent move earlier this summer.

The 23-year-old told Bild that new manager Antonio Conte placed a bid to make him the most expensive Spanish player of all time earlier in the summer, but Morata rejected the offer as he wants to succeed at Real Madrid this season.

“Chelsea showed the most interest – he claimed – Antonio Conte had already signed me for Juventus.”

“And it was a very good offer this time. I would have been the most expensive Spanish player ever.”

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Cesc Fabregas scored a brace in the extra-time helping Chelsea in winning their clash against Leicester last night.

“It was a special game – Fabregas admitted – when a team goes two goals ahead nowadays normally is game over, but our goal just before the half time hit them a little bit, was proper lift”.

“We had a few chances and played quite well in the first half, anyway they scored twice and we reacted quite well”.

The Spanish midifielder, who also removed some pebbles from his shoes speaking to Sky Sports after the game, told Chelsea TV“We were playing not amazing but quite well and they scored twice, sometimes happens – the team can get demoralized – but the attitude was great. I am very happy because I did not play a full game for 5 weeks and as much as you train is not the same as playing.”

“In the last 20 minutes during the extra time I was quite tired, but the team finished the game very strong. Let’s see if we can keep it up until the end of the season”.

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Chelsea youngster Nathaniel Chalobah made his debut as with the Blues in the EFL Cup third round clash against Leicester last night.

The 21-year-old signed his first professional contract with the Blues in 2012 and was loaned six times, the first one at Watford and the last one at Napoli in the 2015-16 campaign, when he picked up 6 appearances with the Serie A giants.

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Chalobah wrote on his official Twitter account: “The best feeling ever after 12 years of being at the club. I want to say a big thank you to all the staff in the academy building that helped me”.

“My family who have played a huge part in keeping me positive my friends and my loved ones.

“Not forgetting the Chelsea fans all over the world. Thank you all for your support and kind messages. We look forward to the next game now.”

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Speaking to ESPN Kostas Manolas agent Yannis Evangelopoulos spoke about the contract extension with Roma.

The contract extension with Roma? It’s possible, but we have to speak to the club to understand their intentions,” the Greek defender agent said.

Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City were really keen on him last summer and  I am sure these clubs won’t give up on signing him.”

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Chelsea decided to allocate 33 packages with football kits and balls to the victims of the earthquake in Italy.

Amatrice mayor Sergio Pirozzi confirmed: “We want to thank Chelsea Football Club, Antonio Conte, Carlo Cudicini and Roman Abramovich as they donate us this sport kits and balls, which we’ll give to our kids. As usual sport means also hope for the future, moreover for the youngsters”.

Conte himself called Pirozzi to show support following the tragedy and reportedly promised him to donate a charitable giving.

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Already transferred to other leagues by some journalists in the past weeks for the next transfer window, Cesc Fabregas was the protagonist of Chelsea win at Leicester tonight, scoring a brace at extra time that allowed the team to go to next stage in the EFL Cup.

The Spanish midifielder removed some pebbles from his shoes speaking to Sky Sports after the game:

I was happy to play first of all from the start, and secondly if I can help the team then fantastic. 

“Hopefully this will shut up a few journalists, a few dailies, a few whatever, who are talking rubbish all the time and focus on what’s important, Chelsea winning.

“I’m focusing on playing well and when I have the chance I’ll show what I can do, because I know what I can do and it’s a lot for this team.”

 “I think we played quite well, to be honest,” Fabregas said.
 “We know they are a dangerous team on the counter, which is what they did, but I think we showed great character, as I think we’ve been showing during the whole season.”

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