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Chelsea interim manager Guus Hiddink has admitted it’s not easy to say how John Terry’s contract situation is going to end, despite he “hopes for the best”.

Speaking after yesterday’s defeat against Liverpool, the Dutchman spoke about Chelsea captain: “Let’s wait to see what happens in the upcoming days on this issue,”

“Of course John Terry is in contact every day with us and he has made such a long career at Chelsea that the fans appreciate him highly. We will see regarding his near future, let’s wait a bit.”

“Hopefully both are wise parties and let’s hope for the best. It is difficult to see which direction it is going.”

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Chelsea were leading the game as Eden Hazard scored superb goal after 32′, but Liverpool had several chances to level the game and succeeded in scoring the equaliser in the extra time after Christian Benteke reached a Sheyi Ojo’s cross roughly deflected by Chelsea keeper Asmir Begovic.

Then two Belgian internationals have decided the game: Chelsea took the lead thanks to Eden Hazard, Liverpool striker Benteke leveled saving a crucial point for Reds.

The final score is 1-1, Liverpool are now seriously risking in the race for European spot and need to win their Europa League Final against Sevilla to get the Champions League qualification.

Otherwise, Jurgen Klopp must win his last game and hope Southampton lose or draw at home against Palace to finish seventh, then Manchester United have to win in the FA Cup final against Palace and finish in the top six to offer Liverpool the Europa League qualification.

 Liverpool 1 – 1 Chelsea

(E.Hazard 32′, C.Benteke 90+2′)

ChelseaBegovic; Azpilicueta, Mikel, Cahill, Baba Rahman; Fabregas, Matic; Pedro, Willian, Hazard; Traore

Subs: Amelia, Tomori, Kenedy, Loftus-Cheek, Palmer, Pato, Abraham

Manager: Guus Hiddink

LiverpoolMignolet, Clyne, Toure, Lovren, Moreno, Can, Milner, Lallana, Coutinho, Firmino, Sturridge

Subs: Bogdan, Skrtel, Smith, Lucas, Allen, Ojo, Benteke

Manager: Jurgen Klopp

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Thanks to Eden Hazard superb goal Chelsea are leading the game, but Liverpool had their moments throughout the first half.

The Belgium international received the ball on the left, took on three Liverpool players and entered the area scoring an amazing goal with a left-footed shot into the bottom corner.

 

ChelseaBegovic; Azpilicueta, Mikel, Cahill, Baba Rahman; Fabregas, Matic; Pedro, Willian, Hazard; Traore

Subs: Amelia, Tomori, Kenedy, Loftus-Cheek, Palmer, Pato, Abraham

Manager: Guus Hiddink

LiverpoolMignolet, Clyne, Toure, Lovren, Moreno, Can, Milner, Lallana, Coutinho, Firmino, Sturridge

Subs: Bogdan, Skrtel, Smith, Lucas, Allen, Ojo, Benteke

Manager: Jurgen Klopp

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Chelsea and Adidas announced today they have mutually decided to end association in June 2017 instead of June 2023.

Adidas has been the sponsor for Chelsea since 2006 and Blues confirmed today on their official website that the agreement is going to expire six years earlier than planned before.

Thus the Blues will have a new technical kit partner for the 2017/18 season.

Adidas sponsored kits to 6 of the 20 teams in the Premier League but they’ve already decided to end partnerships with Southampton and Swansea in view of 2016/17 season.

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa might come back to Atletico Madrid, according to AS.

The Spaniard is reportedly willing to return to his former club and Colchoneros are expected to be keen on him, as their chairman Enrique Cerezo hopes to be able to sign him.

It is understood Atletico Madrid manager Diego Pablo Simeone wants Costa to remain competitive and revamp the attack.

Chelsea is reportedly not eager to sell the 27-year-old striker, but a €30m bid could be enough, despite he has received lucrative offers from Chinese Super League sides.

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Chelsea star Oscar told Sky Sports News HQ he’s frustrated due to the lack of playing time, but he is eager to stay at Stamford Bridge under new manager Antonio Conte.

The Brazil international, who has been left out from the 23-man squad for Copa America said: “It’s been very difficult for me, I had a great season last season, and I’m coming from two or three seasons of doing well, but I was one of those players who got injured at the start of the season.”

“When I came back, the team wasn’t doing so well and I found myself on the bench and in and out of the first team. I didn’t achieve the level I wanted to achieve but hopefully next season I can do better.”

“The arrival of Conte is great for the players. Obviously you have to prove yourself. I’m sure the coach has been following all the players individually.”

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Liverpool are preparing for the Europa League final after nine years against Sevilla in Basel, but before that have to face Chelsea at Anfield in the second to last Premier League game.

TEAM NEWS

Liverpool

– Divock Origi, Jordan Henderson, Danny Ings, Joe Gomez, Jordan Rossiter and Danny Ward are unlikely to feature as they are suffering an injury;

Chelsea

– Blues captain John Terry ha been suspended for two games and won’t play at Anfield;

Pedro, Loic Remy and Kurt Zouma are still injured and are not expected to feature;

John Obi Mikel or Matic are expected to play alongside Cesc Fabregas, who played a stunning match in Chelsea last away victory against Bournemouth.

PREDICTED LINE UPS

LIVERPOOL (4-2-3-1) – Mignolet; Clyne, Toure, Lovren, Moreno; Can, Milner, Lallana, Firmino, Coutinho; Sturridge

Manager: Jurgen Klopp

CHELSEA (4-2-3-1) – Courtois; Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Cahill, Baba; Fabregas, Matic, Willian, Loftus-Cheek, Hazard; Diego Costa

Manager: Guus Hiddink

 

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Ahead of Chelsea’s game against Liverpool on Wednesday evening, we take a look at the odds on offer.

All odds provided by SkyBET (SB), Ladbrokes (L) and Coral (C), correct as of 10th May.

 

Full-time score:

Chelsea win: SB – 13/5 L – 5/2, C – 11/4

Draw: SB – 11/4, L – 13/5, C – 11/4

Liverpool win: SB – 19/20, L – 20/21, C – 19/20

 

First goalscorer:

Eden Hazard: SB – 10/1, L – 9/1, C – 13/2

Oscar: SB – 11/1, L – 11/1, C – 7/1

Diego Costa SB – 11/2, L – 11/2, C – 5/1

Pedro: SB – 9/1, L – 9/1, C – 8/1

Willian: SB – 10/1, L – 10/1, C – 10/1

No goalscorer: SB – 14/1, L – 10/1, C – 11/1

Philippe Coutinho: SB – 13/2, L – 7/1, C – 11/2

Roberto Firmino: SB – 11/2, L – 11/2, C – 11/2

Christian Benteke: SB – 9/2, L – 5/2, C – 5/1

Adam Lallana: SB – 9/1, L – 10/1, C – 7/1

Daniel Sturridge: SB – 7/2, L – 7/2, C – 9/2

 

Final Score:

Chelsea win:

1-0: SB – 12/1, L – 12/1, C – 14/1

2-0: SB – 20/1, L – 18/1, C – 20/1

2-1: SB – 11/1, L – 10/1, C – 11/1

3-0: SB – 45/1, L – 40/1, C – 40/1

3-1: SB – 28/1, L – 25/1, C – 25/1

Draw:

0-0: SB – 14/1, L – 14/1, C – 14/1

1-1: SB – 6/1, L – 6/1, C – 6/1

2-2: SB – 11/1, L – 11/1, C – 10/1

3-3: SB – 40/1, L – 33/1, C – 33/1

4-4: SB – 200/1, L – 150/1, C – 125/1

Liverpool win:

1-0: SB – 17/2, L – 17/2, C – 17/2

2-0: SB – 9/1, L – 10/1, C – 10/1

2-1: SB – 15/2, L – 15/2, C – 7/1

3-0: SB – 16/1, L – 16/1, C – 16/1

3-1: SB – 12/1, L – 12/1, C – 12/1

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Chelsea will be looking to bounce back from a surprise defeat at Sunderland last week as they face Liverpool at Anfield on Wednesday night (20:00 GMT KO). 

Two goals from Fabio Borini and Jermain Defoe completed a shock turnaround for the Black Cats on Saturday, the relegation-threatened side coming out 3-2 winners against Guus Hiddink’s men at the Stadium of Light.

Chelsea have now lost three of their last six, but will lift themselves to within a point of eighth-placed Liverpool with a win on Merseyside.

Liverpool have been revitalised under Jurgen Klopp, the Reds having secured a place in the Europa League final in Basel later this month before comfortably overcoming Watford 2-0 last Sunday. However, their chances of European qualification for next season will look slim if they drop three points tomorrow.

In the reverse fixture at Stamford Bridge, a fourth minute goal from Ramires wasn’t enough for Chelsea as Liverpool hit back thanks to a brace from Philippe Coutinho and a late strike from, Christian Benteke securing a 1-3 win for the visitors in what was Jurgen Klopp’s first game at the helm.

 

Last six games:

Liverpool: WDLLWW (includes two Europa League games)

Chelsea: WLLWDL

 

Team News:

– Klopp is expected to rotate his team having rested a number of first team regulars for the visit of Watford. Kolo Toure, James Milner, Emre Can, Nathaniel Clyne, Dejan Lovren and Daniel Sturridge are all set to feature.

– Liverpool have no other injury concerns.

– Chelsea are without talisman John Terry, who was sent off late on against Sunderland last weekend in what may be his final game for the club.

– Loic Remy (groin) and Kurt Zouma (knee) remain out.

 

Statistics:

– The Reds have won just one of their last seven games against Chelsea, but that win came earlier this season at Stamford Bridge (D3 L3).

– They have also failed to keep a clean sheet in their last nine against Chelsea.

– However, they are on a rich vein of form on home turf – unbeaten in their last seven, winning four.

– Chelsea and Liverpool have BOTH thrown away 14 points from winning positions this season – the highest tally in the league.

– Hiddink’s side have lost two of their last three away games.

– Diego Costa has been involved in 14 goals in his last 14 Premier League games (nine goals, five assists).

 

Starting XI last time out in the Premier League:

Liverpool (home vs. Watford, won 2-0): Mignolet, Flanagan, Skrtel, Lucas, Moreno, Allen, Stewart, Ojo, Ibe, Coutinho, Benteke.

Chelsea (away vs. Sunderland, lost 3-2): Courtois, Ivanovic, Terry, Cahill, Azpilicueta, Matic, Fabregas, Willian, Mikel, Hazard, Costa.

 

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The fans of Chelsea football club are plotting a walk-out during their last 2 games of the Premier League season in protest to the non-renewal of captain John Terry‘s contract.

Terry‘s Chelsea career came to the worst possible ending after seeing the red card in stoppage time in the game with Sunderland at the weekend. Therefore, Terry will miss his own farewell party if Chelsea insist on letting the Blues legend leave.

The Chelsea supporters are hoping that the protest will hit home to the directors of the club showing them how much the fans think of the former England international and how much they believe he deserves a contract extension.

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