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As Chelsea prepare to take on Crystal Palace, we preview the odds as the Blues look to continue their title defence at Stamford Bridge (15:00 GMT).

All odds provided by SkyBET (SB), Ladbrokes (L), William Hill (WH) and Coral (C), correct as of 28th August.

Chelsea win: SB – 4/11, L – 4/11, WH – 4/11, C – 2/5

Draw: SB – 15/4, L – 4/1, WH – 7/2, C – 7/2

Crystal Palace win: SB – 7/1, L – 9/1, WH – 17/20, C – 17/2


First goalscorer:

Eden Hazard: SB – 9/2, L – 9/2, WH – 9/2, C – 5/1

Diego Costa: SB – 3/1, L – 10/3, WH – 3/1, C – 7/2

Radamel Falcao: SB – 7/2, L – 4/1, WH – 7/2, C – 4/1

Pedro: SB – 4/1, L – 9/2, WH – 4/1, C – 7/1

Loic Remy: SB – 9/2, L – 9/2, WH – 9/2, C – 4/1

No goalscorer: SB – 14/1, L – 12/1, WH – 12/1, C – N/A

Glenn Murray: SB – 11/1, L – 11/1, WH – 11/1, C – 8/1

Connor Wickham: SB – 10/1, L – 11/1, WH – 10/1, C – 8/1

Yannick Bolasie: SB – 18/1, L – 20/1, WH – 20/1, C – 8/1

Jason Puncheon: SB – 14/1, L – 14/1, WH – 14/1, C – 12/1

Yohan Cabaye: SB – 18/1, L – 20/1, WH – 20/1, C – 10/1


Final Score: 

Chelsea win:

1-0: SB – 6/1, L – 6/1, WH – 13/2, C – 6/1

2-0: SB – 7/1, L – 11/2, WH – 6/1, C – 11/2

2-1: SB – 8/1, L – 7/1, WH – 15/2, C – 7/1

3-0: SB – 8/1, L – 8/1, WH – 15/2, C – 8/1

3-1: SB – 10/1, L – 10/1, WH – 11/1, C– 10/1


0-0: SB – 14/1, L – 12/1, WH – 12/1, C – 14/1

1-1: SB – 15/2, L – 15/2, WH – 17/2, C – 8/1

2-2: SB – 18/1, L – 18/1 , WH – 22/1, C – 18/1

3-3: SB – 66/1, L – 66/1, WH – 80/1, C – 66/1

4-4: SB – 250/1, L – 275/1, WH – 200/1, C – 150/1

Crystal Palace win: 

1-0: SB – 18/1, L – 20/1, WH – 18/1, C – 25/1

2-0: SB – 50/1, L – 50/1, WH – 50/1, C – 60/1

2-1: SB – 22/1, L – 22/1, WH – 22/1, C – 25/1

3-0: SB – 100/1, L – 125/1 , WH – 100/1, C – 125/1

3-1: SB – 66/1, L – 75/1, WH – 66/1, C – 80/1

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Everton have announced the signing of striker Leandro Rodriguez as they continue to reject Chelsea’s advances for John Stones. 

The club announced the signing on their official website as they secured the services of the 22-year-old from River Plate Montevideo. Roberto Martinez, the Everton manager, had this to say about his latest player:

“Leandro Rodriguez is a young striker with a real knack of scoring goals,” the Spanish coach began.

“But he’s much more than that, too. His contribution is a lot more than that and hopefully we can provide a path where he can develop and enjoy his football. If he can do that, clearly that’s going to bring goals to the first team.”

Rodriguez scored 19 goals in 71 games for his previous club. The signing, for an undisclosed amount, is likely to increase the speculation surrounding defender Stones with the possibility that Everton are already spending the money they will receive for the Englishman.

Chelsea have made two bids for Stones and he has handed in a transfer request which has been rejected by Everton.

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Chelsea have not made a bid for Galatasaray left back Alex Telles, and the Turkish giants are in fact yet to receive any offers despite reports to the contrary, according to his agent. 

Telles, 22, has been the subject of numerous rumours regarding his future with Chelsea, Real Madrid and PSG the most prominent clubs linked to him.

It was reported earlier this summer that Chelsea had made a bid of £5 million, and were preparing to double that figure following Galatasaray rejecting it.  Telles’ agent, Fernando Otto, told Eurosport that in actual fact no such offer has been received.

He said:

“We are yet to receive an official offer for Telles. Reports saying that PSG or Chelsea have made a bid are not true.”

Telles joined the Istanbul side from Gremio in 2013 for £4.3 million.

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José Mourinho© Francesca Ceciarini

Chelsea manager José Mourinho will reach other two important records tomorrow in the clash against Crystal Palace: that game will be his 100th at Stamford Bridge on Chelsea bench and, furthermore, it will be the 200th game in the Premier League, in which he lost only 20.

Speaking about the home games, in which he lost just one two season ago with Sunderland, Mourinho commented:

I’m proud with my record of 100 matches at Stamford Bridge that I will reach tomorrow: 99 matches and just one defeat, that is not a real defeat because we know how we lost that day with Sunderland, but I’m very proud of it.

“It’s not normal, 99 matches in the most competitive league and a defeat could have happened in so many matches.”


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Pogba stayed at Juventus last summer but hinted an exit soon

John Stones and Paul Pogba were the two names that were most linked to Chelsea in the latest transfer market rumours in this crazy week before the window shuts next Tuesday.

It was reported by many media, especially in England, that Chelsea was in heavy negotiations for these two future top players, but it was understood that Everton rejected even Chelsea latest £40m bid and Stones’ official transfer request, while the negotiations for Pogba were over after the past weekend, when Oscar refused to move to Juventus – as he was included in the offer: £40m and him- as our source in Pogba’s entourage confirmed yesterday, while English media still insisted that Chelsea was going to place a £73m bid.

Today Chelsea boss José Mourinho was asked about these two negotiations in his press conference to preview Crystal Palace clash, but the Blues manager refused to comment these rumours:

Stones? I don’t speak about players of other teams, if I get another player before the window close good, if I don’t get it, I work with the players I got

Pogba is a Juventus player, the other day I made a little critics to my friend [ Massimiliano] Allegri because I didn’t like the way he spoke about Oscar in the summer, so I don’t speak about Pogba.

And when asked about Everton manager Roberto Martinez‘s comments on Stones future he answered acting a little nervous:

“I don’t comment Roberto Martinez’s words…do you think I will comment Martinez’s words…do you think so? so don’t ask me please.





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Three Chelsea players will miss Crystal Palace clash tomorrow: Oscar and Victor Moses, due to some undisclosed injuries and John Terry, that is suspended after the red card against WBA.

Instead, new signing Kenedy can be selected for his first Chelsea game after his move was made official in the past days.

Provisional Squad: Courtois, Begovic, Ivanovic, Rahman, Fabregas, Zouma, Ramires, Falcao, Hazard, Obi Mikel, Traore, Pedro, Remy, Costa, Matic, Willian, Cahill, Blackman, Azpilicueta, Loftus-Cheek, Kenedy.

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José Mourinho press conference ahead of Crystal Palace

Different match [from the one in the last season where we on the title] but same need to get the three points, we gotta recover positions we lost with the two first bad results. Palace is always a difficult opponent and have an even better team than they did last season but I see my team coming, we’re working well and hard, the result against WBA had a little of influence on the team, hopefully we get three more points before international break.

We did a few things to improve defense, we defended with nine men [ironic], I didn’t work on defenders, I worked on the team, you cannot just work on defenders to concede less goals, a team is a team and you work on the whole team to improve the defensive phase.

Stones? I don’t speak about players of other teams, if I get another player before the window close good, if I don’t get it, I work with the players I got

Pogba is a Juventus player, the other day I made a little critics to my friend Allegri because I didn’t like the way he spoke about Oscar in the summer, so I don’t speak about Pogba.

I don’t understand really why so many stories about Terry, I think the only thing in this starting of the season is that we had, in three matches, two red cards and two penalties against us. We know we have to improve, trying to get good results, now we’re five points behind the leader: in other league it would be complicated, in Premier League is not complicated

I’m proud with my record of 100 matches at Stamford Bridge that I will reach on Sunday: 99 matches and just one defeat, that is not a real defeat because we know how we lost that day with Sunderland, but I’m very proud of it

I don’t comment Roberto Martinez’s words, so don’t ask me please

I will speak about Champions League after Everton game, we still have two matches before playing Champions League.

Manchester City is a very good team and started very well, but there are other good teams, last season Chelsea started well, even better, because we had seven straight wins, and when the start is good the start is good.

On Crystal Palace: a London derby is always a London derby, and Stamford Bridge give them lots of motivation, I reckon that in the end of the season they will be top 10 for sure, I don’t which kind of approach they will have in the match, if more defensive to go on counter attack or more offensive, but I don’t know”.

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According to reports in English media Everton turned down the fourth and latest Chelsea offer for their centre-back John Stones: £37m !

The Toffees have always remarked in these two months of negotiations that Stones is not for sale and yesterday they rejected even his official transfer request, after turning down also the three previous Chelsea bids: £20m, £26m plus add-ons, £30m.

With three days left before the transfer window shuts it would be better for Chelsea to turn their focus on another defender; anyway, we are sure that the Blues and manager José Mourinho have a plan B and plan C to try to sign the centre-back they need.


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zhang linpeng china

Chinese defender Zhan Linpeng was invited by Chelsea to train with first squad, in order to see if the club can sign him.

The player is known as the Chinese Sergio Ramos as he mainly plays as a right-back: he currently plays in Guanghzhou Evergrande  and could revamp Jose Mourinho’s defense.

Zhan Linpeng claims he’s very happy to have such an opportunity:

I’m very happy and very excited to finally have this formal invitation,” Zhang said.

I’ve worked hard and waited these five or six years for my dream of playing overseas, and finally have recognition from the English Premier League.

Zhang has’t currently got a work permit to be signed by the Blues, but he is confident that a club like Chelsea will iron out any issues:

Although I’m unable to play Premier League directly, I believe Chelsea will have the most professional arrangements regarding my permit. I have no worries at all about the negotiations“.


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kenedy chelsea

Chelsea recently signed one of the new Brazilian wonderkid, Kenedy, who joined the champions of England squad after a positive pre-season with the team, where he also impressed in a friendly game against Barcelona.

The Blues were able to get him a work permit and sign him from Brazilian side Fluminense: now Kenedy is officially part of Chelsea squad and he got shirt number 16.

Chelsea official website interviewed him so people can know him better:

Hi Kenedy, welcome to the club. How does it feel to be a Chelsea player?

Thank you very much. I’m very excited and delighted to be part of one of the biggest clubs in European football and I’m extremely happy with the way everybody at the club has welcomed me.

You played the first 45 minutes against Barcelona during pre-season having been given permission by Fluminense to take part – what do you remember about that game?

It was a great experience for a young player like myself to be able to play against one of the best teams in the world. I was very happy with my performance and pleased with the way in which my team-mates did everything they could to help me in the game.

Can you tell us about your background and how you became a professional footballer?

I started out playing football in my hometown as a kid and then went to Rio De Janeiro where I played for Vasco da Gama. After that I joined Atletico Mineiro before moving to Fluminense, a club which is very well known for their academy, not just in Brazil but worldwide. They produce a lot of talented players. I managed to accomplish my objective there, which was to become a professional, and I played at Fluminense until I completed the move to Chelsea.

Robert Kenedy (full name Robert Kenedy Nunes do Nascimento) isn’t a traditional South American name. Is there a story behind it?

Yes, there is. My mum, dad and sister were watching football at home one day and my sister is a big Corinthians fan. They had a player at the time called Robert who scored a great goal in the game. She was so happy at the time she started crying and so my parents named me Robert after him. The ‘Kenedy’ comes from the former American president, my mum picked that part of my name.

Tell us a bit about the type of player you are and what you can bring to the squad…

I’m an attacker, I like to play on the right-hand side and I’m a player that works a lot for the team. I always try to play with the best interests of the team at heart.

What caught the eye in the Barcelona game wasn’t just your ability in the final third, but also the way you carried out your defensive duties. Is that an area of your game you’ve always tried to work on?

It’s something I’ve always tried to do but obviously it depends on the circumstances of each game. I don’t just attack, I have to go back and help out defensively as well, making sure that the opposition left-back is covered. It’s something I try to do on a regular basis.

How did you find the pre-season tour overall? How did training differ to what you’ve experienced in the past?

The tour was a brilliant experience for me, very enjoyable. It gave me an opportunity to meet the players and, as far as the training goes, it was very different. The things we do in training here I’ve never done before and you don’t even see some of the drills in Brazil. I need to focus, keep learning and take something new from each session every day.

We have plenty of Brazilians at the club, did that make it easier for you to adjust?

With all of the Brazilians being here it’s a big help for me because they talk to me a lot and tell me what the manager wants and how to train. It’s not only on the pitch, but off the pitch and within the club that they’ve been very helpful.

Did you know any of them previously?

No I didn’t, I only knew them from playing as them on my Playstation (laughs). I used to play as them on my game and now I’m running and working with them every day, so it makes me really happy.

Did you come across any of our former players during your time at Fluminense?

Yes, Deco was at Fluminense when I got to train with the first team. As a kid growing up he was one of my idols, so I was very honoured to have the opportunity to play with him.

What are your targets for this season?

My objectives are just to be involved as much as possible, help the team and win some trophies.



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