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Chelsea duo Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante will be contenders among the 30 nominees in the race to lift the Ballon d’Or 2018 on 3rd December.

France Football has revealed the the full list of nominees earlier this morning:

Sergio Agüero (ARG / Manchester City)
Alisson (BRE / Liverpool)
Gareth Bale (GAL / Real Madrid)
Karim Benzema (FRA / Real Madrid)
Edinson Cavani (URU / PSG)
Thibaut Courtois (BEL / Chelsea)
Cristiano Ronaldo (POR / Juventus Turin)
Kevin De Bruyne (BEL / Manchester City)
Roberto Firmino (BRE / Liverpool)
Diego Godin (URU / Atlético Madrid)
Antoine Griezmann (FRA / Atlético Madrid)
Eden Hazard (BEL / Chelsea)
Isco (ESP / Real Madrid)
Harry Kane (ANG / Tottenham)
N’Golo Kanté (FRA / Chelsea)

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Chelsea climbed up the table moving level on points at the top of Premier League table, along with Man City and Liverpool following a goalless draw between Reds and Citizens at Anfield earlier this evening.

Ross Barkley scored his first Premier League goal for the West London side, also providing an assist to Eden Hazard. The Belgian star fired home to make 7 goals from 8 games and remains the best in the league so far. Also Alvaro Morata was among the goalscorers in Chelsea’s 0-3 win against Southampton at St.Mary’s Stadium earlier this afternoon.

Maurizio Sarri maintains an unbeaten start to the season, made by 6 wins and 2 draws after 8 games in their campaign.

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An impressive performance from Chelsea against Southampton drives Maurizio Sarri’s men at the top of Premier League.

Goals from Eden Hazard, Ross Barkley (first goal for Chelsea and his first Premier League assist for the club)  and Alvaro Morata sealed a 0-3 win at Saint Mary’s Stadium today. The Belgian star scored his seventh goal of the season, a great stat to the season as Chelsea earned 20 points from 8 games so far. The opponents went close to scoring in the first half with Danny Ings, just a few minutes before the current Premier League leaders started their unstoppable run, scoring three times in one hour.

Dominant display, six Southampton players booked, Chelsea fans chanting “Maurizio” from the stands. The result moves the Blues to the top of the table, before Liverpool and Man City meet at Anfield.

CHELSEA (4-3-3): Kepa; Azpilicueta (c), David Luiz, Rudiger, Alonso; Kante, Jorginho, Barkley (Kovacic 81′); Willian (Pedro 75′), Giroud (Morata 68′), Hazard

SOUTHAMPTON (5-3-2): McCarthy; Soares, Bednarek (Romeu h/t), Yoshida, Hoedt, Bertrand (c); Lemina, Hojbjerg, Redmond; Gabbiadini (Long 78), Ings

Goals Hazard 30′, Barkley 57′, Morata 93′

Bookings: Bertrand. Lemina, Cedric, Romeu, Hojbjerg, Ings

Referee Craig Pawson


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Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri claimed Eden Hazard just “has to score another 33” to reach his full potential as the Italian believes the Blues’ star could be able to score 40 goals this season.

Sarri told journalists: “I think that he’s able to score 40 goals, so he has to score another 33. I think so and he’s trying to do it. I think at the end of the season we can have four or five players with over 10 goals so it’s not only Hazard”.

“I think Pedro, Willian and Morata will be able to score more than 10 goals this season. Pedro already has three”.

Alvaro Morata came off the bench today, while Olivier Giroud was selected in the starting XI for Chelsea. Sarri also spoke about the decision to play with the Frenchman and then replacing him with the Spaniard:

“I want to see at this moment Giroud and Morata because I think it’s right. You know their characteristics. Giroud is very important for his team-mates and I thought today Morata, in the last 25 minutes, was more aggressive than normal. I’m not really worried because we have wingers who are able to score”.

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Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri had his say following today’s draw against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge, in a game which the Blues were leading before conceding a goal into the 89th minute.

When asked if Daniel Sturridge‘s stunner changed his verdict on the game, Sarri told journalists: “Yes, I am disappointed because they scored in the last minutes but in the end I’m happy. Firstly with the performance, and I think a draw maybe is the right result, the match was wonderful”

“I’m really happy with the defensive performance of my side, especially in the second half” he added.

“I think they are a step forward. I also think we are closer than I thought one week ago”.

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CHELSEA – Kepa, Alonso, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Rudiger, Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic, Willian, Hazard, Giroud

Subs: Caballero, Fabregas, Barkley, Moses, Zappacosta, Cahill, Morata

LIVERPOOL – Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Gomez, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Milner, Mane, Salah, Firmino

Subs: Mignolet, Fabinho, Keita, Sturridge, Moreno, Shaqiri, Matip

Venue: Stamford Bridge

Kick-Off: 5.30PM BST

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“What a goal from the Magician” wrote Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley just a few hours after Eden Hazard‘s masterpiece which ensured a capital win at Anfield and one more step in the Carabao Cup 2018/19.

“Win in a very difficult pitch, in a very special field” says Alvaro Morata, while captain Cesar Azpilicueta had more than a positive word for Chelsea fans: “Happy for the win and qualification in a difficult stadium! Now’s time to focus on Saturday! Thanks for your amazing support”.

Emerson Palmieri leveled up the score with 10 minutes left to go, before the Belgian star secured a massive victory with a stunning slalom goal to complete a massive comeback. Palmieri wrote on Instagram: “What a great night, what a moment!!! First goal,qualification and very happy to play my first 90min this season! Well done Blues!”

“It is all about team spirit” believes defender David Luiz, who scored an amazing free-kick with Chelsea at Anfield back in 2017, under Antonio Conte’s management.

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The Blues’ winning streak comes to an end following a goalless draw in the London derby between West Ham United and Chelsea at Olympic Stadium. Chelsea saw plenty of the ball possession in the first half, when keeper Kepa was crucial as he saved a powerful effort delivered from Antonio. Hazard, Rudiger and Giroud had three chances, with Fabianski ready to collect with no concern.

Alvaro Morata and the Belgian star went close to opening the score in the second period, before West Ham winger Yarmolenko missed a certain goal as his header from a seven-yards out went wide. Also Hammers’ goalkeeper Fabianski produced more than a great save to deny Chelsea’s advantage. The Poland international spreads himself when Ross Barkley – who came off the bench in the second half to replace Mateo Kovacic – whipped the ball into the bottom corner.

Chelsea fail to get a win for the first time in their first six Premier League games of the 2018/19 campaign. Liverpool are now top of the table with 18 points, just 2 ahead of the Blues and Man City.


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Eden Hazard and Blues’ loanee Michy Batshuayi were dominant in Belgium’s away victory against Scotland at Hampden Park.

The Chelsea star gave the lead before providing an assist to the 24-year-old striker, who scored a brace. Batshuayi has now scored 8 goals of his 10 for the Red Devils coming off the bench as a substitute.

On the other hand, Hazard has been directly involved in 26 goals in his last 26 matches with the national team, scoring 13 goals. Scotland have tonight conceded the heaviest defeat at home since 1973 (Scotland 0-5 England).



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during the International Friendly match between Italy and Netherlands at Allianz Stadium on June 4, 2018 in Turin, Italy.

Roberto Mancini earned a vital point in Italy’s UEFA Nations League opener against Poland at Stadio Renato Dall’Ara in Bologna.

The Azzurri struggled to find consistency in a tough first half as they conceded a goal scored by SSC Napoli star Piotr Zielinski in the 40th minute.

Chelsea star Jorginho was the man who sealed a home draw after Federico Chiesa was kicked inside the penalty area. The Brazilian born midfielder converted into a goal the penalty with 12 minutes left to go.

Eden Hazard and Blues’ loanee Michy Batshuayi were on fire in Belgium away victory over Scotland at Hampden Park. The Chelsea star scored the opener and provided an assist to the 24-year-old striker, who netted his 7th and 8th goal coming as a substitute for the Red Devils. Hazard has been involved in 26 goals during his last 26 matches with the National Team, scoring 13 goals with 13 assists too.


Chelsea head-coach Maurizio Sarri had his say following his side's 2-2 draw against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge. The Italian boss told SkySports: "I only saw the match...