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More from Chelsea defender David Luiz, who played a crucial role in midfield against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley.

“The victory started in the second half of the first game against Burnley, because we did great then - the Brazilian star says - It’s important to show character after a defeat. We had a great mentality, and great character especially as we didn’t start the league very well last week. Playing against a fantastic team, fantastic players, we deserved to win”.

“It was a clever game. – David Luiz reckons – You need to understand when you play against a very good team, sometimes you can keep more of the ball but sometimes you need to try to surprise them on the counter-attack with one touch. I think we did great in a clever way”.

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Everton attacking-midfielder Ross Barkley is still a target for both Chelsea and Tottenham despite he has been sidelined with a hamstring injury last week.

The 23-year-old starlet could be tempted with £100,00-a-week in wages, according to exclusive reports in the Express.

Tottenham are said to be set to place a £20m bit plus £8m in add-ons, but Chelsea look keen to hijack the deal in the next few weeks.

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Ligue 1 side LOSC Lille are plotting a £36m move to land Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi, according to the Daily Mirror

The Blues did pay the Belgian star £33m last summer and Antonio Conte is considering to let him go as he reportedly wants another striker behind Alvaro Morata.

With also Diego Costa on his way out of Stamford Bridge, Torino star Andrea Belotti is said to be Chelsea’s main target to revamp the attack.

Batshuayi also scored an own goal against Tottenham at Wembley last Sunday.

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Chelsea wing-back Marcos Alonso was full of praise as he recalled the Blues’ last victory against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley.

Antonio Conte’s men bounced back from their defeat in the Premier League opener against Burnley, as the Spaniard noted: “We needed a win after a bad start last week. We knew it was going to be a tough game but we knew how to suffer as well and we stuck together throughout the whole game and we got the reward in the end”.

“We tried to keep more of the ball in the second half but Tottenham were pressing but we were compact all the game and it was a very good game from us”.

About his stoppage-time goal: “In front of all our fans it was great, and I try to rest now because we have another big game next weekend”.

“I was not expecting Pedro’s ball to be honest but as soon as I saw it coming, I knew I was going to try to shoot, and I was a bit lucky when it went underneath the goalkeeper to make it 2-1″.


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Some transfer market updates as Chelsea are keeping tabs on several players to strengthen their squad before the Deadline Day.

Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (as well as Also Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil) has been offered a new and improved four-year deal to stay at Emirates Stadium, according to reports in England.

Meanwhile, Barcelona midfielder Sergi Roberto spoke after the clash against Real Betis last night: “I’m happy, I was happy on a personal level and I felt comfortable today, too”.

“I played in my favoured midfield position. I started at the Bernabeu and the coach has given me confidence. I’ve scored today and I want to be important”.

“In pre-season I wasn’t starting, but now in the official matches I am playing more. – Sergi Roberto added - I want to continue here and continue like this”.

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Atletico Madrid and Chelsea have agreed a fee to land striker Diego Costa to Spain, according to reports in Radio Onda Cero.

The Spanish outlet claims the Colchoneros will pay €45m plus add-ons for the 28-year-old, who recently told MC News“Conte’s text was a moment of madness. It can happen, but I thought it was disrespectful”.

About Colchoneros, Diego Costa added: “I already have in mind where I want to play and I’ve made it very clear Spain is a country with which I identify a lot due to the climate and the people”.

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Chelsea and Liverpool received transfer market boost as Southampton and Lazio have reportedly agreed a £15m fee for centre-back Wesley Hoedt.

This move could have implications on the future of Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk, with Jurgen Klopp and Antonio Conte still interested in the 26-year-old.

SkySports believe Van Dijk won’t join another side despite his recent statement: “It is with regret that I can confirm that I have today handed in a transfer request to leave Southampton Football Club” we read.

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“Wembley is not the reason we lost – Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino told reporters speaking after the clash against Chelsea - We played very well. It’s not fair to blame Wembley: it’s one of the best places in the world to play football”.

“Wembley wasn’t the problem. We played better with the size of the pitch. We need to be more clinical. We created enough opportunities. We will win a lot of games in the future.”

“We deserved more but I’m happy with the performance – he added - We created the most chances. They were clinical. It was difficult to score for us.”

“We were much better than Chelsea. They tried to contain us and play on the counter. I’m very happy. We were a little unlucky. I’m not upset or frustrated. If you lose in that way, I’m happy.”

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SkySports pundit Jamie Redknapp believes Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko made a positive debut “considering he’s not had a pre-season” with the Blues.

“I thought he did very well - Harry Redknapp’s son said after the game – It’s been difficult because there has been so many comparisons with Nemanja Matic and the importance that he had at Chelsea”.

“Obviously he’s not there now and I’m sure he was a bit nervous about that. I thought today he was very composed, he was powerful, completely different to Nemanja Matic, who for example does not have the power to pick the ball up in these areas and run 40-50 yards”. 

Putting in a good word for the Frenchman, Redknapp added: “Bakayoko is a midfield powerhouse, he worked extremely hard today, he had a different role to what he will probably have in some games because Chelsea played with a diamond. 

“I think Chelsea have got a good player here, make no mistake about it, 23 years of age and I think in a few years to come he will only get better.”

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“Conte told me to run! Running a lot and close off the space to the fantastic players like Eriksen and Dele Alli” noted Chelsea defender David Luiz speaking after 1-2 win over Tottenham at Wembley.

“They always play very well between the lines so I was trying to close this gap and don’t leave the space for them to create - the Brazilian added - So I try to do my best and it was good because we won.”

“It was a clever game because you need to understand that when you play against a very good team sometimes you can keep more of the ball, possession, but sometimes you need to surprise and counter-attack. I think we did great in a clever way.”

Chelsea lost their Premier League opener against Burnley in a dramatic 2-3 at Stamford Bridge: “Last week was a terrible first half and then the second half was great - David Luiz confirmed – Today was great, playing against a fantastic team with fantastic players. I think we did great and deserved the win. It was important to show that after a defeat.”


According to some reports LOSC Lille are ready to offer £36m for Michy Batshuay. However, the Chelsea striker seems not interested in joining the Ligue 1 club as The Evening Standard claims. Batshuay joined Chelsea...