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Eidur Gudjohnsen is another former Chelsea player after Demba Ba who has decided to play at Chinese Super League. The Icelandic forward quite surprisingly signed for Shijiazhuang Ever Bright.

Chinese sources claims that former Chelsea ace Eidur Gudjohnsen old has signed for Shijiazhuang Ever Bright, 8th in the Chinese Super League. In this way he joins another former Chelsea , Demba Ba, who also decided to transfer to Asia.

Gudjohnsen  signed by Chelsea for a fee of £4 million in 2000 from Bolton Wanderers. In 186 appearances he scored 54 goals. He is considered one of the best Chelsea’s transfer in the club history.

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The first fixtures of the 2015/16 Barclays Premier League selected for live broadcast in August and September have been announced.

TELEVISED PREMIER LEAGUE FIXTURES FOR AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER:

Saturday 8 August

12.45pm Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur (BT Sport)
5.30pm Chelsea v Swansea City (Sky Sports)

Sunday 9 August

1.30pm Arsenal v West Ham United (Sky Sports)
1.30pm Newcastle United v Southampton (due to Southampton’s participation in the UEFA Europa League on 6 Aug)
4pm Stoke City v Liverpool (Sky Sports)

Monday 10 August

8pm West Bromwich Albion v Manchester City (Sky Sports)

Friday 14 August

7.45pm Aston Villa v Manchester United (Sky Sports)

Saturday 15 August

12.45pm Southampton v Everton (BT Sport)

Sunday 16 August

1.30pm Crystal Palace v Arsenal (Sky Sports)
4pm Manchester City v Chelsea (Sky Sports)

Monday 17 August

8pm Liverpool v AFC Bournemouth (Sky Sports)

Saturday 22 August

12.45pm Manchester United v Newcastle United (BT Sport)

Sunday 23 August

1.30pm West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea (Sky Sports)
4pm Everton v Manchester City (Sky Sports)
4pm Watford v Southampton (Club agreement)

Monday 24 August

8pm Arsenal v Liverpool (Sky Sports) #ARSLIV

Saturday 29 August

12.45pm Newcastle United v Arsenal (BT Sport) #NEWARS
5.30pm Tottenham Hotspur v Everton (Sky Sports) #TOTEVE

Sunday 30 August

1.30pm Southampton v Norwich City (Sky Sports)
4pm Swansea City v Manchester United (Sky Sports)

Saturday 12 September

12.45pm Everton v Chelsea (BT Sport)
5.30pm Manchester United v Liverpool (Sky Sports)

Sunday 13 September

1.30pm Sunderland v Tottenham Hotspur (Sky Sports)
4pm Leicester City v Aston Villa (Sky Sports)

Monday 14 September

8pm West Ham United v Newcastle United (Sky Sports)

Saturday 19 September

12.45pm Chelsea v Arsenal (BT Sport)
5.30pm Manchester City v West Ham United (Sky Sports)

Sunday 20 September

1.30pm Tottenham Hotspur v Crystal Palace (Sky Sports)
4pm Liverpool v Norwich City (Liverpool’s participation in the UEFA Europa League on 17 Sep)
4pm Southampton v Manchester United (Sky Sports)

Saturday 26 September

12.45pm Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City (BT Sport)
5.30pm Newcastle United v Chelsea (Sky Sports)

Sunday 27 September

4pm Watford v Crystal Palace (Sky Sports)

Monday 28 September

8pm West Bromwich Albion v Everton (Sky Sports)

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Chelsea player, Diego Costa gave an interview in which he admitted that he would be very happy to be able to play with Arda Turan once again in one team. 

Diego Costa asked about a possible reunion with Arda Turan in Chelsea did not hide his joy about such a possibility. Chelsea player told the Turkish daily Bugun :

“It would be fantastic,”

“Arda makes everything so much easier out on the pitch. Arda, Filipe [Luis] and I function perfectly.”

“And Arda is such a great person. He invited us to eat at his house many times; I really liked his kebab. The whole team would go round to his house for dinner”

The striker has also praised his current manager Jose Mourinho and his former manager Diego Simeone :

“Mourinho dedicates himself completely to his work. He adores his job and immerses himself in it.”

“At the moment the team is resting but I am sure he isn’t – he will be planning, doing things to improve the team. Mourinho makes things easier for the players.”

“[Diego] Simeone is still a relatively young coach and he always strives for the best; he always helps his players and he enjoys his job. Both of them have enjoyed success.”

According to Turan’s agent, the player will announce his transfer decision within the next few days. He added, however, that for many it may be a surprise. Arda Turan is heavily linked with a move to Chelsea and according to rumours the Blues are in pole position to sign the player. Let’s hope that Diego Costa will convince the Turkish player to join an old companion.

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The saga between Salah and Fiorentina is getting from a thriller to a “war story” ( If you missed the other parts you can read them here, here and here)

The Tuscan side just announced a legal action against him with a statement on their official website, but his lawyer, Ramy Abbas, just released these declarations:

“We gotta specify, to answer to Fiorentina’s statement, that Salah is still a Chelsea player. We used the agreement we signed back in January, that is very clear, and it’s regrettable that Fiorentina are talking about legal actions. It’s very sad to see a big club like Fiorentina to do such pathetic attempts to deny their own agreements and their own written duties. Salah would like to play for a club with different moral and professional values”.

So now Salah is back to Chelsea, that have to find an agreement with another club to loan him – as he would wish- or, if they don’t close any deal, keep him.

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Another chapter of the Salah’s saga, where we spoke about here and here.

Fiorentina decided to go legal action against him and communicated it through this strong statement on their official website:

Following recent developments concerning Mohamed Salah, ACF Fiorentina would like to clarify the following points out of respect for Viola fans.

Through his representative, the player has rejected our improved contract offer and expressed his desire to join another club. He has also informed us that he does not intend to respond to our request for him to report back for pre-season training. As a result of the above, we have placed the matter in the hands of our lawyers so that they may assess all possible courses of action in order to protect the club’s rights.

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Chelsea youngster Mario Pasalic has joined AS Monaco on a season-long loan. It is said that his transfer is a part of Falcao deal.

Chelseanews24 informed yesterday that the young Croatian was in Monaco to undergo a medical ahead of a season-long loan deal. And today’s transfer only confirmed that information.

Mario Pasalic joined Chelsea on 9 July 2014 from Hajduk Split. But he was immediately loaned out to Elche. He made 35 appearances for the Spanish team scoring three goals. The Croatian midfielder is considered one of the most talented Chelsea youngsters. And now he got a chance to further development at the Ligue 1.

 

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WILLIAN

With the transfer rumours continuing to circulate, Juventus are reportedly preparing a move for yet another Chelsea player.

The Serie A defending champions are now supposedly poised to approach Willian. After Mohamed Salah was poised to stay at fellow Serie A combatants Fiorentina and the sale of Oscar was declared “completely impossible,” one would assume that Juventus would try their luck outside of Chelsea’s walls. However, Juventus appear to be on a mission to secure more talent.

Willian has impressed at Chelsea with his high work rate and pace, assisting the Blues to a dominant league title last season. Having only missed 2 matches, manager José Mourinho may value the Brazilian too much to let him go easily.

However, with Juan Cuadrado reportedly staying put at Chelsea, Willian may not be as unsellable as he was prior to the arrival of the Colombian. Juventus may be able to capitalise on Mourinho’s apparent belief in Cuadrado by offloading him with the burden of deciding which of the two wingers will feature in the first team.

While Chelsea are highly unlikely to let go of such a key player, Juventus may be able to make an offer they can’t refuse.

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Will Chelsea get the Falcao of old?

Now that Monaco forward Radamel Falcao has officially completed his loan move to Chelsea, one is poised to question which Falcao will show up at Stamford Bridge.

In 2012, where Falcao scored a hat-trick against Chelsea to lift the UEFA Super Cup, the idea of the Colombian joining the Blues was welcome openly by fans.

Fast forward almost three years and Falcao is coming off his worst season in years – or arguably his whole career. Injury woes have plagued the once dominant striker from last year, to the point where he couldn’t even appear for his country at the World Cup.

Falcao appeared to be a shell of his former self while at loan to Manchester United, much to the disappointment of Reds fans and Premier League fans alike, who spent years wondering what Falcao could do in England.

While a number of Blues fans appear hopeful that José Mourinho can once again show why he’s the ‘Special One’ by resurrecting the Falcao of old, it appears too big of a task for some. Comparing the Falcao that struck fear into the hearts of Europe’s defenders to a striker that scored 4 goals in 29 appearances on a top four team seems almost unfair.

At 29 years of age, it appears that the striker is running out of time to get back to a form comparable to 3 years ago. If Falcao is unable to at least return to the form he showed at Monaco, scoring 11 goals in 20 appearances, his salary of £260,000 a week is likely to create further animosity amongst fans, furthermore so while young forwards Patrick Bamford and Dominic Solanke struggle to make the bench.

With Mourinho showing belief in the downtrodden striker, only time will tell if the right Falcao will show up next season.

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Falcao joins Chelsea on loan from Monaco

Chelsea FC just announced the signing of Radamel Falcao on loan from Monaco.

The deal was closed almost a month ago but was it was announced just today with this statement on the club official website:

“Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce we have agreed terms with Monaco for the season-long loan of Radamel Falcao.

The Colombian international will link up with Jose Mourinho’s squad for the 2015/16 campaign and said: ‘I am very happy to be joining Chelsea and can’t wait to start training and help with our aim of retaining the league title and being successful in Europe.’

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