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EFL Cup semifinals with Southampton ( v Liverpool) and Hull City ( v Manchester United) involved in them brought to a rescheduled of the Premier League games to be played in the weekend of 22 January 2017.

Chelsea match against Hull City on Sunday 22nd January will now kick-off at 4.30pm.

The game had been due to kick-off at 4pm, however there has now been a rescheduling of the live fixtures that day due to Southampton’s progression into the EFL Cup semi-finals, the second legs of which take place in the week beginning 23rd January.

Southampton’s televised game against Leicester City has been brought forward from 8pm on Monday 23rd January to a lunchtime slot on Sunday 22nd, meaning Chelsea clash against Tigers will now kick-off at 4.30pm, half an hour later than originally scheduled.

 

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Liverpool legend and now Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher previewed Saturday’s top of the league clash between Manchester City and Chelsea.

The ex defender is sure Guardiola will try to find a way to stop the Blues, who are in a seven wins in a row run:

“It’s a big test as Chelsea are the in-form team at this moment, there’s no doubt about that but they’re going to the Etihad and City are very strong at home,”  Carragher said.

“I think Pep Guardiola will be desperate to get one over on Chelsea and the system and set-up that they are using because he’s been the manager who, when he has come in, we’ve been talking about systems and doing different things.”

“But it’s now Antonio Conte who has done something, not that we didn’t expect it because he has done it before, but is different to what we’ve seen. I’m sure Guardiola will have something up his sleeve and will do something a little bit different.

“I think it will be a fascinating game to look at tactically with what the two mangers try and do. It’s a real big test for both managers and teams of course, but certainly for this Chelsea system.”

 

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Raheem Sterling has recovered from a small knee injury and will available for Chelsea clash this Saturday.

There were doubts about whether he would be fit for the top of the table match after he was was substituted during their 2-1 win over Burnley last weekend but according to Manchester Evening News he has been taken part to training in these days and Pep Guardiola could select him in the squad to face Chelsea in this weekend game.

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Ex QPR and Spurs coach Gerry Francis reckons Pedro is Chelsea success key man along with Victor Moses and Eden Hazard.

The former English manager was full of praise speaking about the Spanish forward:

“He’s really come into his own this season,” Francis said about the former Barcelona player.

“The system has really helped him to do that. It’s also done it for Hazard and Moses.

“Pedro and Hazard being in that role, being able to get the ball on the turn in the hole has really suited Chelsea.

“And we’ve seen some really talented players come into their own.

“The turnaround in form and results have come since the change in formation.

“Hazard and Pedro have benefitted from that because they don’t have to do as much defensive work when they were playing out wide.

“They can be available when Chelsea win the ball back and be very effective.”

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Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola believes the Blues have been helped by not playing in European competitions in their unbelievable run of seven wins in seven games that put them top of the league:

“This is an advantage certainly because there are teams that have more games but thats not a guarantee [that Chelsea will win the league],” Zola told Sky Sports.

The Italian also claimed that, anyway, to win the league won’t be so easy:

“You really have to work hard to win this league because there are five or six teams that are there and they have the credentials to do that.

“Chelsea will have to perform the way they are doing at the moment and if they do that they stand a good chance.”

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Chelsea star Victor Moses has been named PFA Fans Player of the Month for November.

The Nigerian winger was reborn at Stamford Bridge playing as a full-back in 3-5-2 Conte‘s tactical system.

He failed to reach the expectations in the past three years while on loan to Liverpool, Stoke City and West Ham and now he is impressing in his new role, a well deserved prize for Moses.

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Following the junior footballers sex-abuse scandal that emerged last week in British football, especially regarding the 80’s and the 90’s era, Chelsea announced they launched an investigation into a former employee, now deceased.

This is what the club statement published tonight read:

Chelsea Football Club has retained an external law firm to carry out an investigation concerning an individual employed by the club in the 1970s, who is now deceased. 

The club has also contacted The FA to ensure that all possible assistance is provided as part of their wider investigation. This will include providing The FA with any relevant information arising out of the club’s investigation.

The FA has commissioned a dedicated NSPCC helpline for adults who were victims of sexual abuse in childhood within the football industry. The helpline is available 24 hours a day on 0800 023 2642.

While the club’s investigation is ongoing, we will make no further comment on this matter.

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Real Madrid are keen on Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois: the Champions of Europe have been looking for a new “number one” for a couple of years, after Iker Casillas left to end his career at Porto.

The Spanish side are looking for a player to replace Keylor Navas, that is not considered good enough for the team despite being the goalkeeper of “La Undecima” and after failing to sign David De Gea from Manchester United eighteen months ago, the Red Devils and José Mourinho told them they have not intention to let the Spaniard leave to join them in the next transfer windows.

So if FIFA will withdraw the transfer ban imposed on the La Liga giants for the next two transfer windows, they will ty to sign the Blues keeper, who has been impressing first at Atletico Madrid and then at Stamford Bridge.

But Chelsea are not really keen to let Courtois go, unless a huge offer would come from Spain, and with Real Madrid everything is possible.

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Chelsea star Eden Hazard speaks about the good moment of the team and reveals which are the teams he fears the most for the title race:

Man City and Liverpool. They are both good. If we want to be there at the end, then we have to finish above them.”

Chelsea have won seven matches in a row since that defeat at the Emirates in late September, and the Belgian reckons last season’s failure to qualify for Europe is helping:

“It’s good. We have one week to prepare for the game and at the end of the week we know what to do when we play.

“Last year, we were just doing recovery so we weren’t always ready for the game, but that’s not the case now. We’re concentrating on the opposition during the week and give everything.

“We do lots of tactical work and video work, it depends who we’re playing. We do everything to be prepared.

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Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher, now a pundit at Sky Sports, praises the man of the moment, Victor Moses, who flopped when he was on loan at the Reds and now it’s impressing in the new Chelsea under Antonio Conte, being a full back in a 3-5-2 ( a 5-3-2 when the rivals are in possession of the ball).

“He looks perfect for the system,” the former centre-back said on Sky Sports.

“He’s a player, who’s been around and played for a load of different clubs. He’s never convinced.

“Sometimes it’s not a case of saying the last manager never picked him was wrong. I think his performances were not good enough. He didn’t do enough at Liverpool. 

“Ok, maybe Conte’s getting more out of him and the system suits him.”

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