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Chelsea will make a third bid for Everton‘s defender John Stones.

The Blues will offer £34m to the Toffees to sign the English centre-back that manager José Mourinho wants to revamp his defense.

The Liverpool side already reject two bids from Abramovich‘s club in the past month: the first one was £20m and the second one £26m plus some add-ons.

Despite claiming that Stones is not on the market Everton’s goal has always been to reach the amount of money requested to sell the player, £34m.

After Manchester City and Manchester United joined the race to sign him it seems the goal was reached, so now the club that has been keen on Stones since the beginning of the transfer window will offer the money the club has always wanted.

The offer now is difficult to reject.

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Chelsea new signing Radamel Falcao is convinced, that soon he will start to score goals for the Blues.

The Colombian striker has recently joined Chelsea on a season-long loan deal. Even if Falcao failed to make impact at Community Shield he is confident that soon he will start to score goals for the Blues as he wants to prove his doubters wrong.

Falcao told the Sun:

“I feel very well, free and with a lot of confidence. I don’t feel pressure to score,”

“Strikers always want to score goals, clearly, but I’m calm. The goals will come.”

“We have great strikers in this team. Diego Costa and Loic Remy are excellent finishers.”

“We hope to have healthy competition and the coach will decide.”

However, it seems that Jose Mourinho has taken a gamble on Falcao.

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Asmir Begovic

Asmir Begovic didn’t start his adventure at Chelsea very well, collecting four goals in 45 minutes in awful second half the Blues played against NY Red Bulls.

The Bosnian goalkeeper, that the Blues just signed from Stoke City to replace Petr Cech, did a bunch of mistakes in two of the four goals, and his reactions didn’t seem so sharp on the Americans’ shots.

Chelsea manager José Mourinho spent nice words on him in his post-match press conference to highlight they were just episodes, due to tiredness, and to explain he doesn’t regret his signing:

He was very tired, the same as Courtois. When the goalkeepers are very tired the coordination is low, the agility doesn’t exist, and the speed of reaction doesn’t exist. Courtois made a mistake in the first half with the ball at his feet.

“Begovic in the second half was not sharp in his reactions but it’s a consequence of being tired from training. I’m so happy to have him and in the next game against PSG he will start. He will play the first half. There’s no problem, it’s just a process“.

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Enjoy our Chelsea v Liverpool gallery from Stamford Bridger, where the Reds received the Premier League Champions on the pitch with a guard of honour.

Please note all pictures are © Francesca Ceciarini, every abuse will be prosecuted.

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Chelsea host Crystal Palace and just need three points to be crowned champions despite having three games left to play. Meanwhile Crystal Palace are nine points ahead of 18th placed Sunderland so they’re in no danger of being relegated to the Championship probably thanks to the great work done by Alan Pardew since he took over at the club..

How did the first half go so far?

Chelsea have been the team who have had the most possession of the ball especially in the opening moments but it took a good twenty minutes before the Eagles put the host on a great pressure

The Eagles have had a good amount of chances and Zaha has caused some trouble to the Chelsea defence everytime he got forward down the left flank so Chelsea aren’t out of danger and need to close down the gap especially with Ivanovic.

But the goal came two minutes before heading back to the dressing room and the best player of the league was at it again. Willian and Hazard play a one-two before Hazard runs into the box before being tripped over by McArthur

Hazard stepped in with composure but scuffed the penalty easily saved by Speroni but the goalkeeper could do nothing else except push the ball back to the Belgian who nodded the ball into the net

Chelsea have only lost two games this season and know how to get the job done so you would expect them to keep the lead and win the game despite their frustrating first half.

The Blues are 45 minutes away from being Champions so let’s see what happens in the second half


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Terry has played every minute of every game in Chelsea's league campaign this season

Chelsea captain John Terry praised the performances of his side after Chelsea beat Leicester 1-3 at the King Power Stadium.

Marc Albrighton put the Foxes ahead just before half time, but Didier Drogba, Terry and Ramires all scored in the second half to put Chelsea 13 points clear at the top, and one win away from the title.

Terry said: “We are almost there. They were a tough side and they kept fighting. We got a telling off at half-time and we came out and played excellently in the second half. It wasn’t good enough in the first half but listen, we got the three points.”

Terry’s rather unconventional finish meant that he has now scored in 15 consecutive seasons, but he says it has been a team effort:

“We’ve been the best side all season. We deserve a lot of respect, we’ve been very good all year. Let’s hope we win it on Sunday.”


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Eden Hazard © Francesca Ceciarini

Eden Hazard looked back after the important win over Manchester United, in an interview with Chelsea TV. The Belgian’s eighth goal of the season gave the Blues  three vital points in the all-but-finished title race:

“When you win this game it is very important for the rest of the season.

It is always good to win against Manchester United at Stamford Bridgeand we are close to finishing the season and winning the trophy but it has not finished, we have to win two or three more games.

It is close but it is not finished and when you play in the Premier League it is very difficult, and you never know in football.

“It is always good when you score at Stamford Bridge, and against Man United it is very good when the goal gives three points for the team.

“It is my job. I try to score, I try to make assists and to create something for the team and in this game I did it very well, but we realise it is not finished.”

Hazard also praised Kurt Zouma, who did a great job in the middle of the pitch despite usually plying his trade in the back four:

“He is very young, he is very strong and he is very important when he plays as a central defender or in midfield. He played very well and we deserved to win. This guy deserves to be one of the best.”

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91′ GOAL SHAKTAR – Kovalenko scores to make it 2-3, but it’s too late

77′ Solanke incredibly misses the fourth goal sending the ball high in front of the empty goal!

72′ Shaktar close to score 2-3 after a nice combination between Zubkov and Kovalenko, who sends the ball slightly wide on Collins’ right

68′ Solanke close to score the fourth goal for Chelsea, his shot goes a little wide on the right of the goal

55′ GOAL CHELSEA! What a nice finish from Izzy Brown! Perfect shot from the edge of the box with his left foot! Chelsea up 3-1 now!

47′ GOAL CHELSEA!! Solanke’s superb header gives Chelsea 2-1 on a Jay Dasilva cross! Not even 2 minutes in the second half and Chelsea take the lead again

46′ Second half starts


44′ Solanke incredibly misses the ball twice while all alone in front of Kudryk, just inches from the goal

40′ Musonda close to score 2-1 after flicking on Solanke’s cross: just a little too wide

37′ GOAL SHAKTHAR – Christensen own goal gives Shakthar an equaliser in the first dangerous move from Shakthar: Arendaruk puts the ball in the middle of the box and Christensen sent it into his own goal in the attempt to clear, under pressure from Boryachuck. 1-1.

34′ Free kick from Boga, just outside the box, goes high over the crossbar

30′ Boryachuck and Zubkov try to create dangerous chances for Shakthar but Chelsea defense seem very well organized and are able to clear every ball in the box area

29′ Solanke just missed a great chance to score, shooting the ball just over the crossbar after a good work from Chelsea.

27′ Not a thrilling game in Nyon, as Chelsea are still in control of the game after the early goal

16′ Chelsea in control of the game as Shakthar try a little reaction after Brown’s goal

7′ GOAL CHELSEA!! Izzy Brown just scored for Chelsea: an easy tap-in from penalty spot after a good play by Musonda and Solanke! 1-0 for the Young Blues

1′ Kick Off


SHAKTHAR DONETSK – Kudryk, Kyryukhantsev, Sahutkin, Matviyenko, Vachiberadze, Pikhalonok, Shtander, Hladchenko, Arendaruk, Boryachuk, Zubkov

Subs:Yefanov, Shevchenko, Fursov, Kovalenko, Senytskyy, Hlahola, Merkushov 

CHELSEA – Collins; Aina, Christensen, Clarke-Salter, Dasilva; Colkett, Loftus-Cheek, Musonda; Brown, Solanke, Boga.

Subs: Thompson, Tomori, Palmer, Abraham, Scott, Sammut, Sterling.


Ahead of tomorrow's Premier League game between Chelsea and Liverpool many are focusing their attention on Salah who has already netted 14 goals this season and is also a former Blues...