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Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma doesn’t give up on his career at Stamford Bridge: the French central back moved on loan to Everton last month, a year after signing a new six-year deal with Chelsea.

“I will go back, yes,” Zouma told British media.

“I have always believed in myself since I started playing football at 16. I have always wanted to show myself at Chelsea since I have been there.”

Zouma, who spent last season at Stoke City, said new Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri agreed to the temporary switch only because there had been a surplus of centre-back options at Stamford Bridge.

“I knew I needed to play regularly so I didn’t want to stay on the bench and wait for my chance after two or three months,” he added.

He (Sarri) agreed with me. I spoke with him and I knew at Chelsea they had five central defenders already.”

Zouma still have to find his best form after recovering from an ACL injury that occurred more than two years ago and last season played on loan at Stoke City:

“I have come here to play and I want to take the opportunity the manager has given me,” Zouma said.

“We played well in the three games, especially with the away games with 10 men. The spirit is good. With the players we have, we can do something.”

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Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley is confident about the season that has just started after struggling in the past campaign for some injuries that stopped him and a lack of feeling and trust with former Blues boss Antonio Conte.

The former Everton player sets an ambitious goal for himself:

“I believe I can hit the 20 goals a season mark,” the England international told The Telegraph.

Barkley probably gained confidence thanks to new Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri, who gave him the chance to start in the first two Premier League games of this season:

 “It’s a lot, but it’s achievable,” he continued.

“You see Lamps do it and Stevie [Gerrard] and [Paul] Scholes. It’s just starting in training first, scoring goals there and practising every day.

“I’ve played with Frank and I saw what he was like around England, and how much of a top professional he was.”

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Kurt Zouma has today joined Everton Football Club on a season-long loan from  Chelsea.

A deal had been agreed by both clubs before 7PM deadline and was eventually confirmed earlier this afternoon.

The Toffees have now completed four siginings on Deadline Day after Yerry Mina, Andre Gomes and Bernard joined the club on the last day of the transfer market window.

Zouma, who joined Chelsea from Ligue 1 side Saint-Etienne back in 2014, has enjoyed a successful loan-spell at Stoke City collecting 34 appearances in the 2017/18 season despite the Potters were eventually relegated.

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Everton have confirmed the signing of talented attacking-midfielder Bernard from Shakhtar Donetsk on Deadline Day.

The Brazilian star had been recently linked also with a move to Chelsea, before joining the Toffees a few minutes before the transfer market window was closed.

Bernard told Everton’s official website: “I chose Everton because of all the things I had heard about Marco Silva and after speaking to him I was happy with what he said to me. The manager made me feel confident about playing here. He is a very good coach and he has achieved really good things at other clubs”.

“Everton is a club with a great structure and a lot of tradition, historically the fourth most successful club in England. When I found out about this opportunity and what the manager wanted out of me I was happy. That is why I made my choice, because of the confidence both the manager and the Club showed in me. I did not need any convincing to come here. I believe I will be able to show my best as a player here.”

Chelsea are set to complete the signing of Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic on loan until the end of 2018/19 season, according to reports in Spanish publication Marca.

The Blues will reportedly have an option to make the move permanent on a £55m basis.

The former Inter Milan star is reportedly training alone as a move to Chelsea is edging closer.

Meanwhile, Chelsea target Bernard is said to be on the verge of joining Everton on a permanent move and is expected to undergo his medical at Finch Farm in the next few hours.

 

 

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Chelsea have made Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford their main target to replace Thibaut Courtois if the Belgian star joins Real Madrid on a permanent move this summer.
The England international, who signed for the Toffees on a £30m fee last summer, has been a regular starter for the Red Lions at the World Cup under Gareth Southgate‘s management.
With Courtois reportedly heading to Santiago Bernabeu, Chelsea need a first-team goalkeeper, having already signed 38-year-old Rob Green earlier this week.

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The Football Association have announced today the fixtures of Premier League 2 for the 2018-2019 season.
Chelsea development squd will debut at Stamford Bridge vs Everton on Sunday 12 August.
Five days before the Blues youngsters will play their first official game of the season vs Swindon Town away for the Checkatrade Trophy.
The full list of fixtures, below:
Date Opposition H/A Kick-off time Venue
Tuesday 7 August Swindon Town Away 7.45pm The County Ground
Sunday 12 August Everton Home 1pm Stamford Bridge
Monday 20 August Blackburn Away 7pm Lancashire FA
Friday 24 August Derby County Home 7pm Stamford Bridge
Sunday 2 September Swansea City Away TBC TBC
Sunday 16 September Leicester City Home 12pm Aldershot
Saturday 22 September West Ham Away 1pm Dag & Red
25/26 September – tbc Newport County Away 7.45pm Rodney Parade
Saturday 29 September Liverpool Home 12pm Aldershot
Saturday 20 October Manchester City Away 1pm Academy Stadium
Saturday 27 October Brighton Home 12pm Aldershot
Tuesday 30 October Plymouth Argyle Away 7.30pm Home Park
Friday 2 November Arsenal Away 7pm TBC
Friday 23 November Tottenham Home 7pm Aldershot
Friday 7 December West Ham Home 7pm Aldershot
Saturday 15 December Leicester City Away 7pm Holmes Park
Monday 7 January Blackburn Rovers Home 7pm Aldershot
Monday 14 January Everton Away 7pm TBC
Monday 4 February Derby County Away 7pm TBC
Friday 15 February Swansea City Home 7pm Aldershot
Friday 1 March Tottenham Away 7pm TBC
Friday 8 March Manchester City Home 7pm Aldershot
Monday 8 April Liverpool Away 7pm TBC
Monday 15 April Arsenal Home 7pm Stamford Bridge
Monday 29 April Brighton Away 7pm TBC

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Crystal Palace hope to sign Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek on loan again next season.

Palace believe the Blues could allow the England international, who made his first World Cup start for the Three Lions in Sunday’s 6-1 win against Panama, to go out on loan for another year.

Loftus-Cheek played a key role in helping the Eagles avoid relegation last season and has made it clear he wants regular football next term.

Palace want the 22-year-old back but are likely to face competition after his impressive performances for England, with Everton and Newcastle interested.
But Loftus-Cheek enjoyed his time at Palace and they hope that will put them at the front of the queue to sign him.
However the midfielder, who grew-up as a footballer in Chelsea academy and made his first team debut under José Mourinho three years ago, said he will decide his future once his experience in the World Cup is over.

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Chelsea will rival Tottenham Hotspur in the race to acquire Jamaal Lascelles from Newcastle United, London Evening Standard reported earlier this morning.

The 24-year-old, who made an impact in Premier League with the Magpies this season, is believes to be allowed to leave for a bid in the region of £40m.

Should David Luiz leave the club in summer, Chelsea board would strengthen the squad with a defensive replacement.

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly leading the race as they are expected to sell Toby Alderweireld on a £55m move with Manchester United still interested in the Belgian defender.

Also Everton, who recently appointed Marco Silva as their new manager, are said to be keeping tabs on Lascelles.

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Antonio Conte will be speaking at Cobham Training Centre this afternoon (1.15PM), however Standard Sport believes midfielder Ross Barkley could be set for return to the starting line-up against Burnley, having recovered from a hamstring concern.

Chelsea will face Southampton in the FA Cup semi-final against Southampton on Sunday, then the Italian manager could have planned a ‘rotation plan’ to avoid risks of weakness.

Then Barkley, who has played just 130′ minutes since joining from Everton in the January transfer window, looks set for a comeback at Turf Moor.

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