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West Ham lead twice at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, first through Manuel Lanzini and then via Andy Carroll. The Hammers though were reached by Cesc Fabregas, who scored the first equaliser with free-kick and then a seriously disputed penalty at the end of the second half.

After the game, Fabregas took to Instagram and did not seem too happy with the draw, given that he posted: “Not the result we wanted. Let’s fight until the end.”

Fabregas instagram

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Chelsea U18 beat Ajax U18 in the Youth League at Cobham and secure a place in the semifinal of the UEFA most prestigious competition for youngsters.

The winner was scored by Kyle Scott at minute 44.

Now the young Blues will travel to Switzerland where they will face Anderlecht in the semifinal on April 14th.

CHELSEA – Bradley Collins; Dujon Sterling, Fikayo Tomori, Jake Clarke-Salter, Jay Dasilva (Trevoh Chalobah 73); Charlie Colkett (c), Mukhtar Ali; Jacob Maddox, Kyle Scott (Isaac Christie-Davies 83), Kasey Palmer; Tammy Abraham.

Subs: Nathan Baxter, Josh Grant, Ike Ugbo, Josimar Quintero, Ruben Sammut

AJAX –  Indy Groothuizen; Azor Matusiwa (Navajo Bakboord 67) , Matthijs de Ligt, Carel Eiting, Damil Dankerlui; Ashraf El Mahdioui, Abdelhak Nouri (c) (Kaj Sierhuis 77), Donny van de Beek; Vaclav Cerny, Ezra Walian (Justin Kluivert 60), Gino Dekker

Subs: Jeffrey de Lange, Conner Blote, Che Nunnely, Leon Bergsma


Scorer: Kyle Scott 44′

Yellow Cards: Palmer, Matusiwa


Referee : Orel Grinfeld


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Chelsea U18 beat Everton 18 side and are back in the Elite competition title race in the match that was played this morning at Cobham.

The Blues youngsters also know they have to win this competition if they want to be in next season’s UEFA Youth League, another reason why this win was really important.

The winner goal was scored by Dujon Sterling just before half time.

CHELSEA – Baxter, Sterling, Colley, Grant (c) (C. Dasilva), Chalobah, Sammut, Maddox, Mount (McCormick), Ugbo, Christie-Davies, Muheim (Wakefield)

Unused Subs: Suljic, Cumming

EVERTON-  O’Loughlin, Yates, Mellen, Baningime, Feeney, Yarney, Holland (c), Kiersey, Lavery (Brewster), Evans, Broadhead

Unused subs: Pierce, Morris, Harrington, Lees

SCORER : Sterling 33′

Booked: Mount (C), Feeney, Yarney (E)

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Bertrand Traore has been living a magical moment since he started to get more playing time with Guus Hiddink.

The youngster always makes an impact in the games and yesterday he scored a beautiful goal that until five minutes to go was letting Chelsea win over Stoke City:

“I took the decision to turn and shoot and it was on target,” he explains speaking to Chelsea website.

“It was a great shot, so I’m happy with it.

“Of course we wanted to take the three points and they scored a late equaliser, so it feels like a defeat, but we have to keep our heads up for Wednesday’s game.

Baba Rahman started the game as well and Ruben Loftus-Cheek came off the bench later:

“As young players they are big opportunities for us,”said Traore about him and the other young players.

“We have to push, knock on the door and work hard in training.

“Every player wants to be in the starting 11 every week. I’ve had the chance to start two games in a row so I’m very happy with that and I have to keep training well.

“From now we have to stay focused, go into training and get everything in place for Wednesday.”

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Ex Chelsea hero David Luiz will come back to Stamford Bridge next Wednesday for crucial Champions League game with his current side Paris Saint Germain.

The Brazilian defender moved to France in summer 2014 and last year was a protagonist in the last 16 tie in London, when with a last minute equaliser allowed his team to access the extra time, where PSG won with another last minute header from another defender, Thiago Silva.

Luiz’s celebration after the goal was crazy and some Chelsea fans thought it was a huge lack of respect for the club that brought him to the European glory three years before.

Now, speaking to UEFA website to preview the game, he reveals he had no intention to celebrate that way but got carried away in the moment:

“I had said that I wouldn’t celebrate if I scored, but I couldn’t control my emotions because of the drama of the match.

“To score a goal in the last few minutes to help your team, when we had been a man down since early in the game … It was very important, and it kept us in that match. But my respect, my love for Chelsea, will always be the same.

Speaking about the game he added:

“It’s always difficult to play against a highly-rated attack like Chelsea’s.

“It’s hard not to concede. I hope this time around we can score too, but the most important thing is for us to go through.

“Our game philosophy is to play – to keep possession, create opportunities to score goals. We have to stick to our philosophy, and we know that for now the result is in our favour.”

“It will be another great game at Stamford Bridge, and I hope we can also come out as winners there.”

Chelsea and PSG have been drawn together in each of the last three Champions League seasons, with both previous ties ending 3-3 on aggregate and each side going through once apiece on away goals.

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Last night, Guus Hiddinnk decided to start with the young Brazilian and that selection has been inspired.
After just 39 seconds Kenedy had collected a pass from Eden Hazard, slipped past two defenders and hit a low-shot past Ruddy into the bottom corner, for his first Premier League goal.

The goal was the fastest Premier League goal of the season, with Kenedy now heading a top five that reads as thus:

Kenedy – Chelsea -39 seconds
Matt Ritchie – Bournemouth – 49 seconds
Enner Valencia – West Ham – 53 seconds
James Milner – Liverpool – 66 seconds
Dele Alli – Spurs – 96 seconds


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Southampton manager Ronald Koeman complained about the referee’s performance today.

The Dutch coach was not happy about Martin Atkinson and he complained about Chelsea’s first goal, which came after the referee had overruled his linesman, who flagged to signal a foul by Kenedy on Southampton defender Cedric Soares:

“I don’t understand that,” he said to BBC after the game.

“The linesman is the closest to the situation. If it is a fault by Kenedy then you have to listen to the linesman. That’s why you have linesmen – to help you.

Chelsea‘s equaliser was not a shot – it was a cross. Then 2-1 came from a set-piece – normally we defend these situations well. Ivanovic was stronger than one of our defenders.

“We had a lead before half-time, which is always good, we defended well and they didn’t create a lot. 

“But I think the problem in the second half was we didn’t have domination and went back too much, letting them have more ball possession.”


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Eden Hazard © Francesca Ceciarini

Gary Cahill analysed Chelsea win against Manchester City speaking to the club website.

It was vitally important,” said the Chelsea defender.

We want to go as far as we can in this competition and the game was a massive hurdle to overcome.

“Obviously City changed a lot of their players, the young lads had a lot of enthusiasm and in the first half they caused us quite a few problems. The second half response was great by us, they ran out of steam and we showed a little bit of quality.

“It’s great for me to be back out there. It’s important for the team to be winning games but I’m pleased to be back playing football. Scoring goals is always nice and winning games is always nice.”

He also analysed Eden Hazard‘s performance: the Belgian was finally to last season’s levels, also scoring a stunning goal on free kick:

It was important for him,” Cahill claimed.

“Even massive players like Eden sometimes have a dip in confidence but he’s such a good player it’s only a matter of time until he gets back in full flow.

“He was terrific, just like all the attacking players. In the second half he created a lot of chances and caused them problems.

“He’s a world-class player. He’s a laid-back guy, he works hard at his game and obviously he’s very important for us.”

Cahill also agrees with boss Guus Hiddink, claiming that games like this brings confidence:

“Not losing too many matches brings confidence,” he stated

‘We beat Newcastle well last week so we stepped out feeling confident we could do the job.

‘We’re thankful we’re through, we’ve done the job and now we’re on to the next one.”


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Eden Hazard © Francesca Ceciarini

Eden Hazard spoke to BBC Sport after today’s win against Manchester City revealing what are the Blues targets for this season:

“We did very well in the second half.

“The target is to win this FA Cup and if we want to win, we have to beat the best teams.

“OK, today they played with their second team but we did very well and we deserved to win.”

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Here is the video of Chelsea supporters threatened with tear gas at Parc des Princes last night.

The incident happened right after John Obi Mikel equaliser.

The Daily mail claims that pepper spray was used against the fans and some of them were forced to move from their seats.

The police officers involved in the incident claimed the spray was released by accident.


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