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Eden Hazard brother, Thorgan revealed that if he had the choice, he would have signed once again for Chelsea instead of Manchester City.

Thorgan Hazard joined Chelsea in July 2012 and since that time, he is continuously loaning to different clubs. In August 2012 was sent on a season-long loan move to Belgian Pro League club Zulte Waregem in order to gain some first-team experience there. Then in 2014 he was loaned to Borussia Mönchengladbach where in 28 appearances he scored one goal. After a good season in the German team he decided to join the Bundesliga club on a five-year contract till June 2020 with a buy-back agreement with Chelsea included.

Even if his career at Chelsea had not gone as if he wanted to, there is no doubt that he would choose the Blues again instead of for example Manchester City in the future.

Hazard’s brother told La Capitale:

“Let’s say, up until now, our careers look quite similar. If I could follow the same path, that wouldn’t be too bad. However, I’d sign for Chelsea rather than Manchester City.”

“I’ve never really been drawn to City. They’ve become a great club, very powerful, but before, they didn’t make people dream that much. Today, they’re a team that play well, who produce good football, with many attacking players who link up well together.”

“They’re a team that could suit me, but there are too many stars there.”

 

 

 

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Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has stated that the Blues can’t afford losing any more games if they want to finish at the top again.

The Spaniard is aware of the fact that he and his team have lost as many Premier League matches as they did in the whole of the last campaign. Therefore it is aware that Chelsea can not afford another loss of points.

Fabregas told the Evening Standard:

“We haven’t been up to the standards we were last season, we’ve not played at our best for whatever reason. We can’t drop any more points.”

“It’s a very competitive league and we are sure Manchester City will lose points as well as everyone else but we can’t afford to lose more points.”

“We haven’t started well but that doesn’t mean that this team which won two trophies last season is not good. It’s not a case of one day you’re fantastic and the next you’re useless, even if some fans see it this way.”

“It is harder to defend a title than winning it for the first time because when all the other teams don’t win, they strengthen their squad, they become better, they make expensive signings and add very good players.”

 

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Southampton left back Ryan Bertrand has no doubts that during tomorrow’s match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, the pressure will be firmly on the Blues.

Chelsea have collected only eight points from their opening seven games and Bertrand knows that the Blues will be desperately seeking for a victory at Stamford Bridge tomorrow but he hopes, the Saints will not help them to complete their task.

Bertrand told the official Southampton page:

“It’s possibly a bigger game for them than it is for us, considering last year was probably a bigger game for us,”

“We were on a good run and we really wanted to perform well and keep it going, whereas now they are in a sticky patch and we’re going there full of confidence.”

“It should be an interesting game. They are the champions and they have fantastic individuals. It’s still early days in respect to them and I’m sure they will pull it together soon and everyone will be talking about them again.”

“The Swansea game was big for us in terms of getting the win we needed. There’s a lot of movement within the league still,”

“One win can do you wonders, one loss can be terrible. It’s all about establishing consistency and hopefully we can get a good result at the weekend.”

The Southampton player is convinced that the Saints are able to win at Stamford Bridge:

“It’s good to be back and playing football. It’s always frustrating when you’re watching the boys training and playing matches and you can’t be out there,”

“No two seasons are ever going to be the same. If you don’t quite get the result against a team you did last season at a certain stage, it puts more emphasis on getting a result the next time you play.”

“It’s all about balancing the fixtures out. We’re in a good position. Every team has a slow start and we’ve managed to patch that up.”

“We’re looking good and we are going into the game on Saturday with plenty of confidence.”

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Dr. Eva Carneiro has decided to break her silence and issued a special statement in which she reveals that the FA have never asked her to make a statement over her row with Jose Mourinho.

Carneiro’s statement:

“I was surprised to learn that the FA was allegedly investigating the incident of 8th of August via the press,”

“I was at no stage requested by the FA to make a statement. I wonder whether this might be the only formal investigation in this country where the evidence of the individuals involved in the incident was not considered relevant. Choosing to ignore some of the evidence will surely influence the outcome of the findings.”

“Last season I had a similar experience at a game at West Ham FC, where I was subject to verbal abuse,”

“Following complaints by the public, the FA produced a communication to the press saying there had been no sexist chanting during this game. At no time was I approached for a statement despite the fact that vile unacceptable, sexually explicit abuse was clearly heard.”

“It is incidents such as these and the lack of support from the football authorities that make it so difficult for women in the game. I admire what Heather Rabbatts has done and thank her and friends and colleagues who have supported me at this very difficult time.”

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Chelsea players Diego Costa, Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois and Willian found themselves on the 59-man long-list for the 2015 Ballon d’Or that has been leaked.

The list will be cut to a 23-man shortlist in December while the awards ceremony will be held on the 11th of January in Zurich, along with the FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year trophy and the Puskas award.

The Ballon d’Or long list:

Chelsea: Diego Costa, Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois, Willian

Barcelona: Claudio Bravo, Javier Mascherano, Andres Iniesta, Lionel Messi, Ivan Rakitic, Neymar, Luis Suarez.

Real Madrid: Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, Sergio Ramos, Cristiano Ronalso, Luka Modric, James Rodriguez, Toni Kroos.

Juventus: Giorgio Chiellini, Paul Pogba, Alvaro Morata.

Manchester United: Wayne Rooney, David de Gea, Memphis Depay

Arsenal:David Ospina, Alexis Sanchez.

Atletico Madrid: Antoine Griezmann, Jackson Martinez.

Bayern Munich: Arturo Vidal, Robert Lewandowski, Arjen Robben, David Alaba, Thomas Muller, Manuel Neuer

Manchester City: Wilfried Bony, Yaya Toure, Sergio Aguero, Nicolas Otamendi, Kevin de Bruyne.

Paris Saint-Germain: Edinson Cavani, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Javier Pastore.

New York City: Andrea Pirlo.

Boca Juniors: Carlos Tevez.

Tottenham: Son Heung-min, Harry Kane

Milan: Carlos Bacca.

LA Galaxy: Giovani dos Santos.

Liverpool: Philippe Coutinho.

Bournemouth: Christian Atsu.

Corinthians: Paulo Guerrero.

Hoffenheim: Eduardo Vargas.

Internazionale: Gary Medel.

Lyon: Alexandre Lacazette.

PSV Eindhoven: Andres Guardado.

River Plate: Carlos Sanchez.

Swansea: Andre Ayew.

Swindon Town: Massimo Luongo.

Leicester City: Shinji Okazaki.

 

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During today’s press conference Jose Mourinho has admitted that he is facing now the worst period and the worst results in his all manager career.

The Portuguese coach claims however, that it is not the most challenging period, but just the worst in terms of results.

Mourinho said:

“I define (this) as the worst period of my career, with the worst results in my career,”

“I get it as a fantastic experience – an experience that I don’t want to repeat. I want to finish tomorrow and win some matches again.

“I think it comes too late, to come after 15 years is too late. It should come after three or four. But it’s something that’s helping me to be better. It’s a great negative experience.”

”It’s the worst results. I’ve had big challenges all the time, but it’s the worst period. I’ve never lost so many matches, that’s a fact.”

 

 

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The Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has decided to exclude Diego Costa from Spain’s squad for their Euro 2016 qualifying match against Luxembourg due to his recent actions.

Chelsea striker was suspended for three games by FA after his controversial behaviour in the match against Arsenal and now, he has also been omitted from Del Bosque’s plans.

The Spain coach claims, that his decision was not followed by Costa’s poor performances in La Rioja games.

Costa has been cut from the squad and is going to be replace by the young Juventus star Alvaro Morata.

Vicente del Bosque said :

“Diego Costa is part of our future plans but suspended for a match,”

“We took the road to this decision irrespective of his ban with Chelsea. We don’t have to make it all about the ban.”

“What he did was unedifying, and that is why he was punished. Of course, I didn’t like what he did.”

“He can’t play the first match and we preferred not to bring him. He is not playing badly, we’ll select him in the future if everything goes normally.”

 

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During the press conference before the game against Southampton, Jose Mourinho spoke about the situation in the team , he made some comments about Ivanovic, gave an update on the injuries in the team and refused to speak about Eva Carneiro’s case.

Speaking about dr Eva Carneiro:

”For the past two months i didnt open my mouth so i will leave it like this, one day i will speak but i will choose the day. I am quiet about it for a long time, I read, I listen I watch and I am quiet.”

”My time to speak will arrive when I will arrive.”

Injuries update and searching for a new goalkeeper:

”Courtois, is recovering well, working well but obviously we cant find the time. December for him, first week, second, third, but we know that December for sure.”

”We try to find another goalkeeper. Marco Amelia is working with us for a couple of days. He is a experienced goalkeeper, he knows the responsability, he played Champions League. The last years he didnt play so much, but what we need is some cover some stability until Courtois is back, we must be able to keep him without a contract. Marco could be a could possibility for us and we will decide in few weeks.”

On situation in the team:

”I think we can win every game, I told You that before Arsenal, Newcastle, Porto.”

”You know there are rotations and rotations and we always try to do some rotations because mentally its important for the group. You play well one two three matches you get some stability in the team and there is some instability you try to find why the player make this mistakes made the another one, what we do is work we do what we can. Yesterday and today we work we analyze we try to make the best decision to find the best solution.”

”I am waiting for tomorrow, I want to play and I cope with that.”

About Ivanovic:

”Ivanovic likes to speak with me and Ivanovic likes to speak with me about his mistakes. His is not a prima donna, I speak with him I explain him what he has to improve. I have no doubts he is my best right back but I have no doubts he has to improve.”

On the match with Southampton:

“They are a good team. A team that last season we couldn’t beat. We know why (at Southampton) we couldn’t win.”
“The match at home we had unbelievable dominance but we respect them. For sure, they are going to give us a difficult match.”

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John Terry will return to the Chelsea team on Saturday against Southampton, if reports in today’s press are to be believed.

Terry, 34, had not played a league match for Chelsea since the 3-1 defeat away at Everton and didn’t feature in Tuesday’s Champions League loss to Porto, having being dropped in favour of the Kut Zouma-Gary Cahill partnership.

It has been a sudden fall from grace for a player who did not miss one minute of Chelsea’s Premiership winning campaign last season- Terry won widespread praise for his form last season, but Chelsea’s defending this season has so far been terrible, with and without Terry.

A number of teams have found the net twice in a game against Chelsea and, according to reports, Terry is just one of several senior players to have felt Jose Mourinho’s wrath so far this season with Branislav Ivanovic, Nemanja Matic and Oscar all having been criticised by the manager

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RONALD KOEMAN

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman thinks Chelsea will react well following their 2-1 defeat to Porto in the Champions League and will provide his team with a very difficult this weekend. 

Chelsea play Southampton tomorrow and will be looking to reverse their alarmingly poor form which has seen them make their worst start to a season in a generation. They currently sit 14th in the Premiership table, 8 points behind leaders Manchester United and having just recorded two wins this season.

Speaking ahead of Southampton’s trip to west London, Koeman intimated that the Premiership Champions’ rotten season shouldn’t mean his players are complacent.

The Dutchman said this:

“They will go up in the table because they don’t stay that low for so long. We know what they can bring. We know the qualities of them. We have to be good and on a very high level to get a good result.”

Southampton are currently 10th having beaten Swansea City 3-2 last weekend.

 

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