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Chelsea winger Kenedy heads back to St.James’ Park today after agreeing a second season-long loan at Newcastle United.

Newcastle reportedly have an option to make the deal permanent at the end of 2018/19 campaign with the Magpies. The Brazilian 22-year-old told the club’s official website: “I’m so happy to come back to my second home”. 

An official statement from Chelsea read: “Kenedy has today returned to Newcastle United on a season-long loan. The Brazilian enjoyed a successful spell at St James’ Park in the second half of the 2017/18 campaign, playing 13 times and scoring twice as the Magpies finished 10th in the Premier League”.

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Chelsea winger Kenedy will undergo a medical at Newcastle tomorrow ahead of a season-long loan deal, London Evening Standard journalist Simon Johnson revealed tonight.

The 22-year-old enjoyed a successful loan spell under Rafa Benitez‘s management last season and would be keen on a move to St.James’ Park for a second consecutive campaign.

Kenedy started the pre-season with Chelsea loanees in Cobham and recently told The Daily Mail he was “more than happy to discuss a permanent move at Newcastle” following a positive 10th place in the Premier League table.

 

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Chelsea loanee Kenedy, who’s enjoying a fruitful spell at Newcastle United, has confirmed he would be open to discuss a permanent move with Magpies at the end of current Premier League season.

The Brazilian winger told The Daily Mail“I am enjoying my time at Newcastle, but obviously I have a contract at Chelsea. If something occurs then I will be more than happy, it is a good place for me. I like it”.

“Rafa helps me a lot, every day. But the thing I am most thankful for is that he had belief in me and gave me this chance. I never imagined it would have gone so well. They have amazing fans, they are crazy for the team — fanatical, beautiful, I feel privileged to be around them.

“My first goal was an amazing sensation. When I saw the celebration in the stand, that gives you the energy to do whatever it takes.”

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Brazilian star Kenedy joins Newcastle United on loan until the end of current season, the Premier League club have confirmed the deal earlier this evening.

“Best of luck to Kenedy” we read on Chelsea’s official Twitter account.

The wing-back, who has reportedly left the club due to the imminent arrival of Emerson Palmieri from AS Roma, told Newcastle United’s official website: “I’m so happy with this opportunity. I’m excited to start today,”

“I’m so happy with this opportunity at Newcastle. They’ve opened the door to me to come here, show my potential and come to play for Newcastle”.

“It’s a traditional club and Rafa Benítez is a fantastic, amazing coach. Christian Atsu as well – we trained together at Chelsea and know each other, and he said good things about the club. So it was easy to take this decision”.

“I’m very grateful to have worked under Jose Mourinho at Chelsea. Now I have the opportunity to work with Rafa Benítez, and I’m happy about that.”

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Chelsea and Norwich are still 0-0 at the end of the first half: not a great display by Antonio Conte’s lads, with the Canaries being probably more dangerous with Murphy that missed a great chance on a counter attack at 32′ and Zappacosta clearing a dangerous ball on Lewis right before half-time.

The Blues were not able to shot a single time on goal, with Michy Batshuayi left isolated among Norwich defenders.

The only appreciable effort was a Kenedy‘s shot from outside the box ( 29′) that was deflected in corner, not much to try to win the game in this first 45’.

The Blues have just other 45 minutes to avoid the replay at Stamford Bridge.

 

 

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Chelsea have reportedly agreed a deal to loan one of their young stars to Premier League side Newcastle.

Brazilian left winger/back Kenedy, in fact, will move to Rafa Benitez’s side next January in order to improve his playing time and performances.

The Northern Echo reports that the two Premier League sides have agreed terms on a deal for the 21-year-old, but like in the past summer Newcastle will have to wait until Chelsea bring in another player to officially close the loan deal.

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Michy Batshuayi, Charly Musonda and Kenedy all returned to the pitch in Chelsea development squad’s 4-0 win over MK Dons in the Checktrade Trophy last night. The Belgian pair found the net three times for the Blues, with also Hudson-Odoi among the goalscorers in the game, which secured Chelsea a place in the last-16 of the competition.

Batshuayi is currently recovering from a foot injury, while Musonda suffered a knee injury a couple of weeks ago.

Chelsea lineup: Eduardo; James, Ampadu, Clarke-Salter (c); Sterling, Chalobah (Sammut), Scott (Christie-Davies), Kenedy; Musonda, Batshuayi, Hudson-Odoi (Hazard)
Chelsea scorers: Batshuayi 22′, 44′; Hudson-Odoi 45′; Musonda 56′

 

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte gave his thoughts ahead of tomorrow’s game against Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge (kick-off: 12.30PM GMT)

The Italian coach has given an injury update: David Luiz and Musonda are out, Batshuayi and Kenedy have just started to work with us, – he said, speaking at a press conference in Cobham training centre – They need time to find their best physical condition but it’s important they are back”.

When quizzed about the Brazilian centre-back, who suffered a knee injury recently, Conte added: “Now David Luiz is having treatment in his knee. How long will he be out for? It’s not simple to understand how long but at the same time the doctor is doing his best to recover him soon”.

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte claimed that, as expected, he will rotate some players against Everton in Wednesday night League Cup clash:

“I think for the game against Everton it is a good opportunity to give a chance to young players like Charly Musonda and Kenedy, the Italian manager revealed.

“They are young but they deserve this chance because they are working very well, they are improving and to see the improvement during a tough game against Everton, I think is important for the club.”

 

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Antonio Conte spoke ahead of the Crystal Palace away clash and claimed neither Alvaro Morata nor N’Golo Kante will be fit for the game after picking up hamstring injuries, as well as Danny Drinkwater, who has been recovering from a calf injury since the beginning of September:

“I hope to have Morata for the game with Roma next week,” Conte revealed.

“Drinkwater we have to wait, calf problems are not easy. With Kante we are going to do a scan next week to check his situation, his improving, he’s got an hamstring problem.

“It’s a big loss for us, you know very well how he is important for us, we don’t have another player with the same characteristics.

“We are not lucky in this period, we have only Bakyoko and Fabregas available, we have to find different solutions, we have to adapt some defenders as midfielders, or use Scott or Ampadu in the first team.

Kante will be out around 20 days, more or less, for this reason we have to do another scan after one week, to understand the situation very well, to see the improvement, he’s a big loss and it’s a big problem for us.

“For sure we have to approach these seven games without him, we have Fabregas and Bakayoko, then youngsters, we have to find a solution, it will be very difficult to play with Fabregas and Bakayoko for seven games in a row, of course we have to hope to have no more injuries in these games.

“I think an injury can happen during the international break but not only there, for example Morata picked up a injury with Man City, we have to hope they come back in good physical conditions.

“I guess now it’s important to be focused on the present, on the next game, to do our job in the best way to put all our best.”

About his future, Conte said:

“I think that in the last weeks I’ve read wrong things, in the interview I gave I just said that one day, in the future, I would like to go back to Italy.

“I know my position, I have two more years of contract with Chelsea, I like to work here, I like to work with my players, I like the great feeling I got with the fans. My family now stays here and my daughter is going to school here in Cobham, I want to clarify this.

“When a coach starts the work with the club for sure he hopes to stay for a long time and to build something important with the club. Our job is very difficult because everything can change in one day.”

Andrea Pirlo announced he will retire from his footballer career in the end of the year and speculations claimed he could end up working as Conte’s assistant:

“I know that Andrea decided to retire and finish his career in December with NYCFC, I think in this moment he doesn’t know his future and what he wants to do once he’s finished with his career,” the Italian manager stated.

On adapting David Luiz as a midfielder during Kante’s absence he said:

“We are speaking to adapt a player – David Luiz- that is very important as a central defender, because for me David is important as a central defender, if I can I prefer not to change a lot, because if you find a system, you can lose something, to play with three central midfielders could be an option, but I don’t want to change a lot, but if there is the necessity I am ready to do this and I am also ready to give chances to young players, like Ampadu or Scott.

Continuing to speak about next games, Conte said:

“We must be focused to work, we must be focused to do our jobs, the players and I, I think this must be the most important thing for us. Some issues are not important, now it’s important to look at the next game.

Bathsuayi started against Burnley, Qarabag, so he has no problem to start other games.”

Speaking about Kenedy, who last summer ended the Asian tour in advance for some controversial posts on the social media, he said:

“I think his mind must be focused on the pitch, not on social media, I think my task is to help him to find the right way, not the wrong way. I explained it to him, I am sure he understood, I think he has to continue to work like he’s doing, social media are not the most important thing in his career. he’s a very talented player, I see him very well, he’s got a good prospect to become an important player for Chelsea, he has to continue this way, I am sure his chance will come.”

Speaking about academy players to be insert in the first team, Conte said:

“We tried to do this last season, don’t forget that a lot of players from the academy players played in different games, they will play a lot in Carabao Cup, I think they will have the opportunity to play for Chelsea.”

And,finally, about Andreas Christensen and Charlie Musonda’s development:

“I think he can be a good example that, after two years on loan and after a good experience with Borussia Mönchengladbach, he’s becoming an important player with Chelsea. Charlie has to continue this way, we have only three number 10 and usually we play with two, he’s a talented player and I am sure he will have a good career, if his attention is more on the pitch and not on the social media.”

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