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Former Chelsea manager José Mourinho gave his thought on Kepa Arrizabalaga‘s decision to stay on the pitch despite Maurizio Sarri had decided to substitute him with Willy Caballero in the extra-time of Carabao Cup final against Man City on Sunday.

Mourinho, speaking after the game, told DAZN“No, luckily I never had to live through anything like this.

“I think on the one hand the goalkeeper wants to show his personality, his confidence, and wants to say ‘I’m here, I want to go to penalties and save them, and I am here with the confidence that I will go and do it’. And this is what I like”.

He added: “Then I don’t really like that Kepa leaves the manager, the coaches and everyone else in a very fragile situation, also including one of his own team-mates who was ready to enter the pitch.

“Eventually we saw how Caballero was thrown into a mess that he wasn’t really part of. It saddens me, because it’s a really complicated situation.”

Kepa Arrizabalaga was eventually fined one week’s wage by Chelsea after his refusal to be substituted, despite Maurizio Sarri insisted ‘the matter is now closed’.

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Chelsea star Eden Hazard explained who all his managers have always expected more from him and have been frustrated, in some way, by his performances:

I didn’t just frustrate Conte,” Hazard told France Football “In my career, I’ve frustrated all my managers, and now, I’m frustrating Sarri. I frustrated Mourinho. They all think you need to score more, do more of this and more of that. I’ll also frustrate the next manager I have.”

 

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LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium on May 7, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Speaking during his pre-game press conference ahead of tomorrow’s game vs Leicester City at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea‘s manager Maurizio Sarri commented on José Mourinho leaving Manchester United when asked if the Premier League will miss him.

I think so. Mourinho won everything, won everywhere so I like him very much as a coach and as a man. I think he is right when he said that Manchester has a future without Mourinho, but he has a great future without United”. the Italian explained. “I would like to see him on the bench as soon as possible. Maybe in England…. not here!”

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Massive news as Manchester United have parted company with manager Jose Mourinho with Red Devils currently 19 points behind the Premier League leaders Liverpool.

An official statement read: “Manchester United announces that manager Jose Mourinho has left the club with immediate effect.

The club would like to thank Jose for his work during his time at Manchester United and to wish him success in the future.
A new caretaker manager will be appointed until the end of the current season, while the club conducts a thorough recruitment process for a new, full-time manager.” 

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After his celebration of Ross Barkley‘s goal during the Premier League game vs Manchester United, Maurizio Sarri assistant coach Marco Ianni has been charged by the Football Association for “improper conduct.

Chelsea coach Marco Ianni has been charged following the game against Manchester United on Saturday [20 October 2018]”. the Fa said in a statement. “It is alleged that his behaviour in the 96 minute constituted improper conduct. He has until 6pm on Thursday 25 October 2018 to respond to the charge”.

Manchester United boss José Mourinho on the other hand, has not been charged by the FA: “In relation to this incident, José Mourinho has been formally reminded of his responsibilities” the statement went on. “whilst both clubs have received similar official reminders in terms of the behaviour expected of their staff and players at all times whilst in the technical area.”

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Ross Barkley‘s late equaliser let to wild celebrations among Chelsea fans at Stamford Bridge but something weird happened on the touchline that provoked an over-reaction by José Mourinho.

Blues coach Ianni burst out of the bench and pumped his fists in Mourinho’s face, so the former Chelsea  manager went after him in the tunnel.

A scuffle sparkled on the touchline and it tooked a few minutes before the situation calmed, and Mourinho then shook hands with Blues boss Maurizio Sarri, explaining what had happened.

The Portuguese manager then revealed that the Italian coach’s assistant apologised with him after the game.

Mourinho admits Chelsea assistant coach apologised after touchline scuffle

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Jose Mourinho when he was Chelsea manager © Francesca Ceciarini

Manchester United manager Josè Mourinho claims Stamford Bridge clash against former club Chelsea would be a game like others but admitted he would be difficult for me to celebrate like a crazy for a winner:

“For me it’s another game,” he commented during his pre-match press conference.

Would I celebrate like crazy my team’s goal or victory at Stamford Bridge? I don’t think so.”

“I think I will try always to control myself and to respect the stadium and supporters that were my supporters and my stadium for many years. To do that I would have to lose my emotional control, which is not easy,” insisted Mourinho, who spent five years at Chelsea and is still respected by the majority of their supporters.

“I think I would always think where I am, which stadium I’m in and which public is in the stands. Apart from that, it’s just another match for me. A match I want to do well in for my players, my team and my supporters; that’s what I want.

But he concluded that, of course:

“I”I want to do well for my team, players, support, I am 100% Manchester United tomorrow, no more space than respect for the stadium and the fans.”

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TEAM NEWS 

Chelsea 

Sarri’s only concern is centre- back Antonio Rudiger: he withdrew from the Germany squad with a groin injury during the international break, but will be hopeful of recovering in time.

Manchester United

Luke Shaw and former Blues midfielder Nemanja Matic are available: both players missed international duty due to ankle injuries but returned to training this week and travelled with the team to London.

Marouane Fellaini did not feature in Belgium’s friendly against Holland on Tuesday, but Roberto Martinez insists he ‘should be fine’.

Jesse Lingard, Ander Herrera and Marcos Rojo are all back in training – but only Lingard is in contention to return to action on Saturday.

 

PREDICTED LINE UPS 

Chelsea: Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso, Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic, Willian, Giroud, Hazard.

Manchester United: De Gea, Valencia, Lindelof, Smalling, Young, Fellaini, Matic, Pogba, Rashford, Lukaku, Sanchez

 

Kick Off: 7.30 pm GMT

Venue: Stamford Bridge, London, UK

Referee: Mike Dean

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Just ahead of Red Devils trip to Stamford Bridge manager José Mourinho admits he would love to reunite with Chelsea star Eden Hazard at Manchester United but he is sure the Blues board won’t allow the Belgian star to move to Old Trafford:

“I would love to have him in Manchester United but I don’t think Chelsea will sell him to Man United so it’s a not problem. Chelsea is led by intelligent and experienced people in football and they would never sell Eden to Man United.”

The Special One continued to praise the Belgian during his pre-match press conference, claiming that when he plays at top levels, Chelsea are usually league champions:

“Very good results, top of the league and of course lots of good players, but history says that when Eden Hazard is the best player of the Premier League, Chelsea is the champion.”

“It happened with me and Antonio [Conte], and this season, it is still the beginning of course, but if he is the best player of the Premier League until now, which I think he is until now, Chelsea is top of the league because he is the kind of player who can make a huge difference.”

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Sarri conference

Speaking during his press conference ahead of tomorrow’s Premier League game vs Manchester United, Chelsea‘s boss Maurizio Sarri has given some updates on the Blues’ injured players.

There are some problems. So now we have the most serious, I think, is Ampadu. Then we have a little problem with Hudson-Odoi, and a little problem with Barkley”Sarri admitted. “But with Odoi and Barkley it’s only a question of one or two days. The injury for Ampadu I think is serious. I don’t know how much, but serious. We hope to recover him in a couple of weeks. Rudiger has done better in the last two days, like Kovacic. I think they will be able to play.”

Chelsea will face Manchester United and Maurizio Sarri showed all his respect for the opponents and their manager José Mourinho.  “They are a very strong team. Maybe, player by player, they are the best team in the Premier League.” the Italian claimed. “At the moment I think City are better as a team, but player by player, they are really very, very strong. So I don’t know if they will play us or try and play their football”.

So Chelsea will need a perfect performance if they want to beat the Red Devils: “I’m really, really happy with the results. But I think we need to improve. And I think also we can improve. We can improve because we have had no time to work. I had eight players only at the beginning of August”. Sarri explained. “Then we have started to play every three days. So it’s very difficult to work and very difficult to improve the team and the players. I think that, in the future, we can improve and we need to improve. To improve more on the performance on the defensive phase because, at the moment, we are giving too many opportunities to the opponents. So we need to improve, I think.”

 

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