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Ruben Loftus-Cheek has played few games this season with Chelsea but he has impressed manager Antonio Conte.

Next season, hovewer, The Blues’ youngster will probably go on loan to get more first-team experience: according to the Daily Mail the 21 year-old will play in any case in a Premier League‘s club, with Stoke City and Brighton, currently second in Championship, highly interested in signing Loftus-Cheek.

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Antonio Conte wants to bring back Andreas Christensen to Chelsea: the Danish defender has been loaned to Borussia Monchengladbach in a two-year-deal and he’s impressing in the Bundesliga side.

The German club, anyway, are not really keen to let him return to Stamford Bridge and would like to sign him with a permanent move.

Christensen is still not sure what his future will be, but he claimed that he would like to participate to U21 European Championship:

“I really want to play the finals, but it depends on what happens at club level.

“I have not had a holiday in a really long time. If I’m going back to England I would like to impress my new coach in preseason, so it will not do that I am completely smashed and miss the first week of a training camp.”

The U21 Euros will played in Poland from 16 to 30 June and Denmark are included in a group along with Italy, Germany and Czech Republic.

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Lucas Piazon, 23-year-old forward, now on loan at Fulham, will be out at least for two months for an injury during last Saturday’s Championship match against Cardiff City.

The Brazilian player underwent a surgery on his jaw: “Thanks God the operation was fine!” – the winger wrote on his Twitter account – “Will be out for a while, but I am coming back, can’t finish my season for the whites like that”.

Lucas Piazon joined Chelsea in 2012 but he made just three first-team appearances. This season, during his loan at The Cottagers he has scored six goals and provided two assists.

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After three seasons on loan with Liverpool, Stoke City and West Ham, now Victor Moses has an important role at Chelsea and he is very happy about it:

“I’ve always wanted to play for this big club, it’s one of the best clubs in the world at the moment and I’m enjoying every single minute” – Moses told Chelsea’s official website – “We’re not looking at the table at the moment, we still have 12 matches to play and we just need to take each game as it comes. We just want to stay grounded and win as many games as we can between now and the end of the season”.

The Blues signed the Nigeria International in 2012 for 9 million pounds and now the player has a lot of defensive responsibilities playing in a wing-back position in Antonio Conte‘s formation.

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Chelsea loanee Andreas Christensen was one of Borussia Mönchengladbach heroes in Europa League Round of 32 tonight.

The German side was travelling to Italy after losing 1-0 against Fiorentina at home last week and set an incredible comeback at Franchi Stadium: Borussia was 2-0 down at 29′ but a penalty scored by Lars Stindl right before half-time gave them hope to level the tie.

The same Stindl scored a brace in the beginning of the second half, between 47′ and 55′: ‘Gladbach was already qualified with a 2-3 for the away goals rule, but Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen- that has been on loan to the Bundesliga side for two years- scored the 2-4 definitive goal at 60’, giving his team the tranquillity they need to end the match, becoming one of the two heroes of this special night.

Borussia will know their rivals for the competition’s last 16 tomorrow after the UEFA draw.

 

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Sharing the dressing room with him every day at Borussia Monchengladbach Eden Hazard‘s younger brother, Thorgan, knows Chelsea loanee Andreas Christensen really well and is ready to bet him as one of the future top defenders:

“I think he has a great future. He can play at a top, top level at a top, top team. When a 19-year-old comes into defence like this and does this, I am very confident about his future,” Hazard said to Goal.com.

“They give their opportunity to play in a great club, great atmosphere and a great championship. Most of the guys are very good. It is a high level.”

Thorgan knows really well also Charly Musonda jr, that was is team-mate at Chelsea and also in Belgium national team:

He decided to return to Chelsea and he decided to take a place in the squad,” Hazard said about the Musonda’s decision to end his loan spell at Betis.

“I know Charly and I think he is a winner. He will fight for that and I hope he can do this (play for Chelsea).

“I think he knows also that there are very good players in his position, so he needs to fight very, very hard. My brother, Willian and Pedro and it is a lot of players.”

 

 

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Asmir Begovic is set to stay at Chelsea as one of the main Blues targets to replace him, Salvatore Sirigu, is close to join Osasuna from Valencia.

As reported by Calciomercato.com the Italian goalkeeper was the main Antonio Conte‘s choice to replace the Bosnian one, but with the ex PSG player set to be loaned to Osasuna, the Courtois’ number two is not free to move, as Chelsea wasn’t able to find a good substitute for him.

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Antonio Conte didn’t want to reveal much about this transfer window during today press conference but the Chelsea boss gave, anyway, some hint about players that can leave the club.

The first one is Asmir Begovic, who is considering an offer from Bournemouth: for this reason, Celtic goalkeeper Ryan Gordon was linked to Chelsea as a possible substitute:

“I don’t know about many names I read, for sure there is this situation about Begovic and Bournemouth, but he is an important player for us, also in the chaning room, I like his commitment, if we get a player to substitute him he can go, otherwise he can stay here.

“Begovic will play tomorrow? Yes, he starts, he is a Chelsea player and people have to understand this, and for me he stays.

“I understand why he [Begovic] has to leave, but also the players have to understand me and the club. We are open to help him, if there are the conditions he will leave, otherwise, this is the situation.”

Rumours today suggesteted that Branislav Ivanovic is close to leave Chelsea after nine years, with offers from WBA and Zenit St Petersburg:

“I don’t know about his chances to leave, there are a lot of speculations, a lot of lies, but also there is some truth in some situations, there are four days to finish this window, and then we will see this situation.

Continuing to speak about the transfer window, Conte said:

“I don’t know what will happen before the end of this transfer window, if we stay with these players I am very happy as well.

“I think we have to improve our squad with the number of players, because in some roles we don’t have many.

“I don’t reveal what know about the transfer window because it seems you know more than me [he jokes] but anyway, I repeat that if some players are coming it’s to improve the squad, and I will have confidence in them, but if no one comes I am happy as well.”

ChelseaNews24 asked Conte if the youngsters tha have been with him since the start of the season will stay or will go on loan and if they got a chance to play tomorrow:

“Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Chalobah will stay for sure, Ola Aina maybe goes on loan, tomorrow we won’t see them.”

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte spoke ahead of the FA Cup clash against Brentford today and, first of all, he assured everyone about Gary Cahill’s conditions after the terrible clash with Ryan Mason in last weekend’s game against Hull City:

” Cahill is fine, he has trained with us since Tuesday, he doesn’t have any problem, he never had, because he hit his forehead, he’s also mentally fine. I am sorry for whay happened to Mason and I wish him and his family the best and I hope to see him soon on the pitch.

Celtic goalkeeper Ryan Gordon was linked to Chelsea as a possible substitute of Asmir Begovic, who could move to Bournemouth before the end of this transfer window:

“I don’t know about many names I read, for sure there is this situation about Begovic and Bournemouth, but he is an important player for us, also in the chaning room, I like his commitment, if we get a player to substitute him he can go, otherwise he can stay here.

Rumours today suggesteted that Branislav Ivanovic is close to leave Chelsea after nine years, with offers from WBA and Zenit St Petersburg:

“I don’t know about his chances to leave, there are a lot of speculations, a lot of lies, but also there is some truth in some situations, there are four days to finish this window, and then we will see this situation.

Continuing to speak about the transfer window, Conte said:

“I don’t know what will happen before the end of this transfer window, if we stay with these players I am very happy as well.

“I think we have to improve our squad with the number of players, because in some roles we don’t have many.

“I don’t reveal what know about the transfer window because it seems you know more than me [he jokes] but anyway, I repeat that if some players are coming it’s to improve the squad, and I will have confidence in them, but if no one comes I am happy as well.”

Asked if he will play the FA Cup game with the Anfield clash against Liverpool in his mind, he said:

“It’s a good opportunity to see players that are not playing very much, tomorrow it’s an opportunity for us and for me, we want to win, we want to go to next round, I try to make the best decisions for our team tomorrow.

“I think we have to see game by game, last game, if we lose we have just the league to play, so it’s really impotant for us to go through. I will start to think about Liverpool after this game.

“Begovic will play tomorrow? Yes, he starts, he is a Chelsea player and people have to understand this,  and for me he stays.

“I understand why he [Begovic] has to leave, but also the players have to understand me and the club. We are open to help him, if there are the conditions he will leave, otherwise, this is the situation.”

The Italian gaffer was asked if Nathan Ake will have a chance tomorrow, and in which position will he play, in case:

“He’s got the possibility to play in different positions, for me, he’s got the chance to show me how much he improved.”

Also Kenedy and Musonda came back after ending their loan spells:

“Kenedy and Musonda are young players, with a good prospect , if we take this decision to stay here, I think the players will be very happy.

ChelseaNews24 asked Conte if the youngsters tha have been with him since the start of the season will stay or will go on loan and if they got a chance to play tomorrow:

“Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Chalobah will stay for sure, Ola Aina maybe goes on loan, tomorrow we won’t see them.

The boss also said that there are no injury concerns for tomorrow’s clash.

And speaking about players that didn’t have much playing time, he said:

“Batshuayi got a chance to show me that he is improving tomorrow.”

Conte also explained why he wants to go through in the FA Cup:

“To have another competition besides the league is very important for us, we don’t play the Champions League this year, it’s good to play more competitions to keep motivation high. This is the oldest competition in the world and for me it’s an important trophy to try to win, you know better than me that anything can happen in the FA Cup, especually if you don’t go with the right concentration, the right focus, tomorrow it’s a tricky game and we must go to win to go through the next round.”

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