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Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici was spotted watching the 24-year-old in action against Paris Saint-Germain last week. With Paul Pogba always eyed by Blues and Juan Cuadrado due to return to West London after his season-long loan there are many chances for an intense negotiation between Chelsea and Juventus.

Oscar has struggled for form this season, but that hasn’t stopped Bianconeri from monitoring his progress. According to Daily MailSerie A champions remain interested in signing him and appear to be contemplating a potential move this summer.

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The FA has charged Diego Costa with misconduct after the Chelsea striker was sent off last Saturday in the FA Cup clash at Goodison Park.

Costa, who has until Thursday to respond to the charge, was sent off after an angry reaction to a tackle from Everton’s Gareth Barry just after Lukaku’s second goal, in the end of the game.

Replays appeared to show the Blues forward opening his mouth towards Barry’s neck while the pair were tangled together, but Barry later said he was not bitten.

“It is alleged his behaviour, after being shown a second yellow card in the game, amounted to improper conduct,” the FA statement read.

The FA also stated that Costa has until Wednesday to explain a gesture directed to Everton fans at half-time.

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Chelsea striker Radamel Falcao was interviewed by Spanish paper El Tiempo.

The Colombian forward confirmerd he could leave the Blues last January:

“It’s true, I got two offers from China, but I chose to stay here to get my chances.

“It would have been easier for me to accept one of these proposals, since they were very financially attractive, but I preferred to stay at Chelsea to fight.

“I don’t know what can happen in the next weeks, but I think only about my team at the moment.”

Falcao has been injured since last November: he had a setback on his previous calf injury in January but he is set to be back soon.

Until now he just collected 9 appearances and 1 goal in the whole season.

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Chelsea sent a scout to Milan last Saturday to watch Bologna young stars playing against Inter at San Siro.

A person working both for the Blues and Arsenal watched Ghana Under-20 international Donsah, 19, and the Guinea-born Diawara, also 19.

Also Everton, Manchester United and Manchester City also had representatives there.

Bologna lost 2-1 to the former José Mourinho‘s side and the pair of youngsters din’t make a big impact in that match, while they impressed in other games of the league throughout the season.

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Chelsea are set to recall Andreas Christensen back from German club Borussia Monchengladbach only 1-year into his 2-year loan deal.

The plans Chelsea have to end the agreement early will come as a massive blow to Monchengladbach as the German side were hoping to keep the defender on a more permanent basis after a talk with Chelsea over the potential transfer.

Christensen has had some great performances in his 31 games for Monchengladbach and this has sparked the interest from Chelsea to recall the player and make him part of their first team plans next season.

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Chelsea have been speculated with interest in Sunderland flop Emanuele Giaccherini.

Giaccherini is currently on loan with Italian club Bologna for the rest of the season after failing to impress at the Stadium of Light. The Italian international is performing better in Italy, scoring 6 goals in just 17 appearances.

It is likely that Antonio Conte, the current manager of the Italian national side, would be interested in the signing of the 30-year-old if he was to make to the managerial move to Stamford Bridge.

Giaccherini would play a similar role to Eden Hazard if the Blues were able to lure the player to England from his native country Italy, leaving speculation open to Hazards future at the London club.

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According to The Daily Mirror, Chelsea captain John Terry is set to be offered a move away from Stamford Bridge to play for Danish club Brondby.

The 35-year-old is said to be leaving the Blues at the end of this years campaign when his contract expires. Terry has an unlikely friendship with Brondby owner Jan Bech Anderson and Anderson is interested in bringing the centre-back to Denmark next season.

Brondby are willing to offer Terry a player/coach role within the club as they search for a new manager after the resignation of Thomas Frank last week.

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According to La Gazzetta dello Sport Antonio Conte should announce today he will quit his role as Italian national team coach after EURO 2016.

The former Juventus manager is set to be appointed by Chelsea as the next permanent boss, taking charge the next summer right after the European competition will end for Italy.

An official statement by the [Roman] Abramovich‘s club can follow in the next days to announce the deal.


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Hiddink watching his players in the training ahead of PSG clash © Francesca Ceciarini

Chelsea interim manager Guus Hiddink spoke after the disastrous last week, that saw Chelsea being knocked out both from the Champions League and FA Cup in just three days.

The Dutch coach admits that those results hurt, but his players need to stand up now to finish the season in the best way possible:

“As a player at a big club, you have to be proud,” said Hiddink to Chelsea official website.

“It’s a privileged situation and the players should know that and act towards that; they should show they are worth playing Premier League and in a big club.

“When a final is coming, you don’t have to talk about motivation. Now, in a difficult time for the club it is always good to see who is standing up. That for me is important – how people react in difficult times.

Hiddink then reflected on the two last defeats and about the situation at Chelsea in the last months where he was in charge:

“I hate to lose, of course,“he added.

“It is a different situation if you see where we have come from.

“There was a lot of sweat, the wrong sweat, on the foreheads, and they asked me to do that job as soon as possible – in this season at December, if you can get us out of the relegation – and if we can go to an FA Cup final it would be marvellous, and Champions League as well.

“The job is not done, we are going to the middle of May. I’m very proud that I have the opportunity to work in this big club. I’m very pleased that they asked me so I give my best to the team and to the club.”

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Diego Costa © Francesca Ceciarini

Chelsea crashed out of the FA Cup against Everton at Goodison Park last night, effectively ending their season by March.

The Blues put in a poor performance yesterday, conceding twice and having a man sent off. It was an awful day at the office all round. But why were they so bad?

After a difficult Champions League game on Wednesday, Goodison Park was always going to be a tough place to go and win having already lost their in the league 3-1 earlier this season.

Interim boss Guus Hiddink decided to replace the injured Eden Hazard with holding midfield player Nemanja Matic. The Serbian is a fine player, but in my opinion, he should have been playing against PSG as it was clear the Blues were overrun in midfield and needed more power in there, in the shape of Matic. Hiddink went with both Matic and Mikel at Goodison Park, leaving very little creativity, but also allowing Everton very few chances as well. It looked as though Chelsea were trying to shut out Everton rather then go for the win themselves.

The Toffees had a clear game plan to wind up Diego Costa, which clearly worked as he was sent off for an outrageous outburst late in the game. Costa couldn’t see enough of the ball, when he does, he always looks like he’s going to make something happen. His chance in the second half was well created and he was unlucky not to put it away.

But a moment of brilliance from Lukaku combined with terrible Chelsea defending saw the deadlock broken. Both Azpilicueta and Ivanovic were out muscled by the Belgian, he then breezed past Mikel and left Gary Cahill on his back side before slotting home. As a manager you just cannot legislate for that kind of defending. This has been an issue all season.

The second Lukaku goal was a brilliant finish through the legs of Courtois. But the Chelsea hierarchy last season signed Felipe Luis, and sold him. This season have signed Baba Rahman for £20 million, a young unknown left back. Having both Zouma and Terry out injured and having to put in a make shift defence, the £20 million man still can not get in the team. It is absolutely ridiculous. And there have been to many of these players that have been signed, barely given a game and then loaned out or sold very soon after. It makes no sense. The Blues went with Kenedy at left back- an attacking midfielder, not a defender. And he played Lukaku clearly onside, due to a lack of experience defending, and this finished off the game and the season for Chelsea.

A terrible season has pretty much ended in March. With nothing left to play for for Chelsea, they need to get their affairs in order now. Get a new manager in, sort through over 30 players out on loan, have a serious look at these young players who can come in, get rid of any players who do not want to be at the club and scout signings that will play and will improve the squad!


Tiemoue Bakayoko struggled to make an impact at Stamford Bridge last season after joining the Blues from AS Monaco on a £35m move in July. The Frenchman, who...