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Former Chelsea boss José Mourinho slams Belgium players for letting his ex star Eden Hazard in the World Cup in Russia:

“I think the Belgium players go home with a bad feeling, a feeling that ‘we could do more and better’ a feeling that probably Hazard out of it because he tried absolutely everything, but many other players kept hiding,” Mourinho told RT.

“They are much better than that, for big occasions, big players were not there in the big occasion.

“The majority of the players were not themselves, in big matches you have to be yourself or a bit better. The big match can make you a bit better, that extra adrenaline, that extra feeling of ‘how big I am’ can only make you better.

“If the big occasion makes you worse than you are then you regret and I think the majority of the Belgium players are having this feeling.”

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Chelsea have rejected an offer in the region of £50m for Willian from Barcelona, according to reports in the Daily Mail this morning.

With Maurizio Sarri edging ever closer to take the reins at Stamford Bridge, the Blues are reluctant to sell their best players even if a massive bid is received.

It is understood Barcelona are keeping tabs also on Mexican star Hirving Lozano and Chelsea target Aleksandr Golovin, who are both still involved at the Russian World Cup. 

Also Manchester United and former Chelsea boss José Mourinho are said to be great admirers of the 29-year-old.

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The Chelsea back-up goalkeeper was involved in Nizhny-Novgorod as Croatia destroyed Argentina last night at the World Cup.

Willy Caballero, following a positive performance in the first half, made a disastrous clearance which went badly and Ante Rebic was superb in scoring with a volley.

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric and Barcelona star Ivan Rakitic were absolutely stunning and their goals secured a 3-0 score.

Croatia are now top of the Group D with 6 points, while Iceland and Nigeria have a huge chance to claim the 2nd place courtesy of Argentina, who remain relegated with 1 point after 2 games.

Speaking about Caballero’s performance against Iceland, former Chelsea manager José Mourinho told Russia Today: “One chance, one goal, Caballero in goal or myself would be the same because I would save the same”.


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Chelsea need to sell Willian this summer to maximise his value, former Premier League goalkeeper and current ESPN pundit Shaka Hislop has claimed.

The Brazilian winger has been linked with a potential exit this summer after he struggled to hold down a regular starting spot in Chelsea FC team in the last campaign under Italian manager Antonio Conte.

Willian was in and out of the Blues starting team in their title-holders campaign after they won the Premier League crown in Antonio Conte’s first season in charge of the west London side.

The South American forward, now in Russia with Brazil to play the World Cup, was left out of the Chelsea starting line up the 1-0 win over Manchester United in the FA Cup final at Wembley one month ago.

After that, he published a celebration team photo cancelling boss Antonio Conte from it, showing his disappointment with the manager choice.

Anyway, Conte’s days at Stamford Bridge are counted, as former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri is very close to become new Chelsea manager, as reported in Italy.

Willian has been linked with a controversial switch to Manchester United in the current transfer window to reunite with former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, with whom he’s got a strong friendship.


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Chelsea player Willian had just few words to say yesterday in Wembley‘s mixed zone after the Blues win over Manchester United.

As reported by Manchester Evening News, when asked by reporters to comment on the game and Chelsea’s win, the Brazilian player just said “I have to go” and left the mixed zone.

Yesterday Willian played just few minutes in stoppage time and started the game on the bench; moreover, according to various speculations he is a Mourinho‘s target for the next summer transfer window and the relationship between the Brazilian and manager Antonio Conte is not very good.

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José Mourinho insisted his side was the one who had to lift the FA Cup today.

The Manchester United manager reckons that pundits would have destroyed him if his team had played like Chelsea did today:

“I think we deserved to win, we were the best team but that’s football. I am curious to see what people say what you write because if my team played like Chelsea did I can’t imagine what you will say.

“My players gave absolutely everything, it was hard to play without Lukaku against a team who defends with nine players. We tried everything, the defeat hurts but I go home with the feeling we gave everything.

“We know this is how they play, they are not stupid, they know our team without Lukaku, Fellaini we don’t have presence so they knew they’d dominate direct football.

“They were a huge block of compact players, Courtois has a couple of saves, we had bad luck with some important balls in the box. For me the image of the game is David De Gea didn’t touch the ball, he touched the ball out of the net.

“I congratulate them.”


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José Mourinho was clearly disappointed after his team lost the FA Cup final against Chelsea.

Eden Hazard‘s penalty was decisive to bring the trophy to Stamford Bridge

“If we deserved to lose? You have to ask me why I lost…I don’t think my team deserved it, we gave everything…

“I think we missed a bit of luck, sharpness and presence in the box that we couldn’t have without Lukaku and Fellaini.

“We tried everything we could with Martial, Rashford, Pogba, we missed strong players in the area, we needed them against strong players like Bakayoko, Rudiger, Cahill… I’m curious to know what the pundit will say in the next days about this game.”

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Chelsea have won their 8th FA Cup with 1-0 win over Manchester United thanks to a penalty converted by Eden Hazard in the first half.

A very tight game, tactically well-played by both teams were also Thibaut Courtois was among the protagonists, with at least 3 crucial saves that denied the equaliser for the Red Devils, especially on Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba.

The penalty chance came from a master-class pass by Cesc Fabregas to Eden Hazard, who went beyond Phil Jones with a speedup of his: the England international tried to stop before he kicked the ball in the goal but he ended up committing a clear penalty foul.

The Belgian scored with a perfect shot and this, eventually, was the goal who gave Chelsea the cup.


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José Mourinho has got a message for Chelsea fans ahead of FA Cup final today at Wembley.

The current Manchester United manager was once a hero at Stamford Bridge but since he joined the Old Trafford side he became one of the worst enemies of the Blues fans, who arrived also to brand him as “Judas”.

“If the supporters hate me, dislike me or disrespect me, that’s something I cannot control,” said Mourinho, as per The Mirror.

“The only thing I say in relation to Chelsea supporters is that since my first day in 2004 until my last day when I was sacked a couple of years ago, they were with me unconditionally.

“That I will never forget because they did what I think great supporters do, which is to support their manager unconditionally until the last day.

“They supported me every day. They supported me every match. They supported me even on the days I was sacked, twice.”

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Hernan Crespo believes today’s FA Cup final against Manchester United will be crucial for Chelsea future, since also Antonio Conte’s Stamford Bridge career will depend on the result of this important clash:

“I hope tomorrow Chelsea win because ‘once a Blues, always a Blues,” the former Inter and Chelsea player said to ChelseaNews24 after legends game at Stamford Bridge last night.

“It will be a great match because it’s a face to face with Mourinho and Conte, Mourinho against his past…so it will be great, the atmosphere will be great in Wembley.

“I think that something can change in the future of Antonio Conte, it all depends from tomorrow´s [ today´s] result, then…it could be a great match!”


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