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Chelsea face Greek side PAOK in the UEFA Europa League’s group stage at Stafmord Bridge tonight (kick-off: 8PM BST). The Blues, whose unbeaten run came to an end following their away defeat to Tottenham Hotspurs last time out, have already esured their place into the last-32 of the competition despite a far from convincing display against BATE Borisov in Belarus.

Team News

Eden Hazard has been ruled out of tonight’s clash with an ankle problem, while Victor Moses is not recovered from a back problem. Ethan Ampadu has been regularly included in the provisional squad to face PAOK tonight: Kepa, Caballero, Bulka, Rudiger, Alonso, Zappacosta, Cahill, Christensen, Azpiilcueta, David Luiz, Emerson Palmieri, Ampadu, Fabregas, Jorginho, Kante, Barkley, Kovacic, Loftus-Cheek, Pedro, Giroud, Willian, Morata, Hudson-Odoi-

Predicted Line Up

Arrizabalaga; Emerson, Christensen, Cahill, Zappacosta; Barkley, Fabregas, Loftus-Cheek; Willian, Giroud, Pedro

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Chelsea take on Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium in Premier League MatchDay 13 this evening. No changes for Maurizio Sarri‘s side from the last home game against Everton (0-0) before the international break.

Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura start from the bench in Spurs’ line-up. Also Jan Vertonghen not included in the starting XI as the Belgian defender is still recovering from an injury. Serge Aurier replaces Kieran Trippier (groin injury) in defense.

TOTTENHAM – Lloris, Aurier, Alderweireld, Foyth, Davies, Sissoko, Dier, Eriksen, Alli, Son, Kane.

Substitutes: Gazzaniga, Vertonghen, Walker-Peters, Winks, Lamela, Moura, Llorente.

Manager: Mauricio Pochettino

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

Substitutes: Caballero, Zappacosta, Christensen, Barkley, Fabregas, Pedro, Giroud.

Manager: Maurizio Sarri

Venue: Wembley Stadium

Kick-Off: 5.30PM

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Chelsea duo Michy Batshuayi and Eden Hazard faced a disappointing relegation to UEFA Nations League‘s League B after suffering a massive comeback from Switzerland in the last game of Group 2.

Eden Hazard‘s brother gave a double lead to Red Devils in the first half, before goals from AC Milan’s Ricardo Rodriguez, Nico Elvedi and a hat-trick from Haris Seferovic completed the turnaround with 5′ left to be played.

Switzerland win means that Belgium failed to get the promotion to this summer’s final stage of UEFA Nations League, level on points with their recent opponents. Eden Hazard played the whole clash, while Chelsea loanee Michy Batshuayi came off the bench later in the second half.

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Spain suffered an away defeat in a dramatic clash against Croatia. A late goal from Tim Jedvaj, who had scored earlier in the second half before Sergio Ramos made 2-2 through a penalty, means both Croatia and England have a chance to go through the final stage.

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata came off the bench with 25 left to be played, while Kepa and Azpilicueta were unused subs as well as Blues’ midfielder Mateo Kovacic.

Meanwhile, Valencia star and Chelsea loanee Michy Batshuayi scored a brace in Belgium’s home win against Iceland. The Red Devils are currently leading the table with 9 points from 3 games and will face Switzerland on Sunday to defend their 1st place. Hazard was handed the captain’s armband.

Maurizio Sarri saw Ruben Loftus-Cheek involved in the second half of a 3-0 friendly win over USA, while Ross Barkley was an unused sub. Defender Antonio Rudiger featured for Germany in their home win against  Russia.

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

Subs: Caballero, Fabregas, Barkley, Pedro, Giroud, Zappacosta, Christensen

Manager: Maurizio Sarri

EVERTON – Pickford, Coleman, Digne, Mina, Keane, Gueye, Andre Gomes, Sigurdsson, Walcott, Bernard, Richarlison

Subs: Stekelenburg, Baines, Jagielka, Tosun, Davies, Calvert-Lewin, Lookman

Manager: Marco Silva

Kick-Off: 2:15pm

Venue: Stamford Bridge

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CHELSEA – Kepa, Zappacosta, Cahill, Christensen, Emerson, Barkley, Jorginho, Loftus-Cheek, Pedro, Giroud, Hazard

Subs: Caballero, Azpilicueta, Ampadu, Kovacic, Kante, Hudson-Odoi, Willian

Manager: Maurizio Sarri

BATE BORISOV – Scherbitski, Rios, Volkov, Filipenko, Filipovic, Hleb, Dragun, Baga, Skavysh, Signevich, Stasevich

Subs: Chichkan, Yablonski, Berezkin, Ivanic, Tuominen, Polyakov, Moukam

Manager: Aljaksej Baha

Venue: Borisov Arena

Kick-Off: 5:55pm

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Chelsea take on Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge this evening (kick-off 4PM GMT). The Blues have a chance to close their gap on Liverpool and go level on points with the Reds on the standings.

Here’s the Chelsea line-up for the upcoming clash, as well as the visitors:

CHELSEA – Kepa, Alonso, Luiz, Rudiger, Azpilicueta, Kante, Jorginho, Barkley, Pedro, Morata, Willian

Subs: Caballero, Fabregas, Hazard, Loftus-Cheek, Kovacic, Zappacosta, Cahill

Manager: Maurizio Sarri

CRYSTAL PALACE – Hennessey, Van Aanholt, Tomkins, Sakho, Wan-Bissaka, Townsend, Milivojevic, McArthur,  Kouyate, Meyer, Zaha

Subs: Guaita, Sorloth, Ayew, Schlupp, Kelly, Puncheon, Riedewald

Manager: Roy Hodgson

Venue: Stamford Bridge


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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



Chelsea defender and captain Cesar Azpilicueta made his 300th appearance last evening in the Blues' home victory against Man City at Stamford Bridge, with goals from N'Golo Kante...