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All Chelsea fixtures for the Premier League 2016/2017

The dates can be subject to change:

20 Aug 2016 Watford (A)

27 Aug 2016 Burnley (H)

10 Sep 2016 Swansea City (A)

17 Sep 2016 Liverpool (H)

24 Sep 2016 Arsenal (A)

01 Oct 2016 Hull City (A)

15 Oct 2016 Leicester City (H)

22 Oct 2016 Manchester United (H)

29 Oct 2016 Southampton (A)

05 Nov 2016 Everton (H)

19 Nov 2016 Middlesbrough (A)

26 Nov 2016 Tottenham Hotspur (H)

03 Dec 2016 Manchester City (A)

10 Dec 2016 West Bromwich Albion (H)

13 Dec 2016 7:45pm Sunderland (A)

17 Dec 2016 Crystal Palace (A)

26 Dec 2016 AFC Bournemouth (H)

31 Dec 2016 Stoke City (H)

02 Jan 2017 Tottenham Hotspur (A)

14 Jan 2017 Leicester City (A)

21 Jan 2017 Hull City (H)

01 Feb 2017 8pm Liverpool (A)

04 Feb 2017 Arsenal (H)

11 Feb 2017 Burnley (A)

25 Feb 2017 Swansea City (H)

04 Mar 2017 West Ham United (A)

11 Mar 2017 Watford (H)

18 Mar 2017 Stoke City (A)

01 Apr 2017 Crystal Palace (H)

05 Apr 2017 7:45pm Manchester City (H)

08 Apr 2017 AFC Bournemouth (A)

15 Apr 2017 Manchester United (A)

22 Apr 2017 Southampton (H)

29 Apr 2017 Everton (A)

06 May 2017 Middlesbrough (H)

13 May 2017 West Bromwich Albion (A)

21 May 2017 Sunderland (H)

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Chelsea striker Pedro knows Pep Guardiola really well, having spent four years with him at Barcelona, winning many trophies together, including two Champions League.

The Blues forward, anyway, reckons it won’t be easy for his former manager in his new adventure in the Premier League, where he will take charge at Manchester City:

“Although we know he is a great coach, Pep is not going to have it easy,” Pedro said to Marca.

“It’s a difficult league, complicated. I don’t think he will be able to express his football.”


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Argentinian midfielder Mateo Musacchio could leave Villarreal Club de Fútbol.

According to Sport, Barcelona, Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur would like to sign the player that was able to “steal” the role of Javier Mascherano in the Argentina national team.

Musacchio is under contract at Villarreal for two more years, and he could it bought for €50m.

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According to the Star on Sunday next Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is really keen to bring Inter’s Stevan Jovetic to the Stamford Bridge next summer.

The ex Manchester City striker is currently on loan at Inter and had an highs and lows season: he started really well with several decisive goals that brought Inter at the top of the league, then disappeared for some months but now he seems to be top fit again, since last night scored a brace against Udinese that helped the Nerazzurri to win 3-1 over the De Canio’s side.

Conte noticed his progress during this season and now wants to sign the Montenegro international.

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With Thibaut Courtois suspended following his red card against Manchester City, second choice Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic has a chance today to prove himself in goal against Bournemouth.

Begovic left Stoke City last year in the move Stamford Bridge but has yet to cement his place as a first team regular. Statistics suggest that Begovic has had more success between the posts at Chelsea, keeping 8 clean sheets to Thibaut Courtois‘ 6.

There is much speculation over the future of Courtois leaving an opening for Begovic to get first team football at Stamford Bridge, however, there is also speculation that Begovic could be keen on leaving in the summer seeking more game time at another club.

Reports suggest that if Begovic doesn’t receive the game time he wants, he too will leave the club with teams like West Ham, Everton and Crystal Palace waiting in the wings to sign him.

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Chelsea U18 obtained a draw in the first leg of the FA Youth Cup final that was played tonight at Man City Academy stadium.

The young Blues took the lead at minute 50 with Mason Mount, but after eighteen minutes, at 68′, Manchester City equalised with Aaron Nemane.

The second leg will be played at Stamford Bridge next Wednesday, 27 April, at 7.45 pm.

MANCHESTER CITY –  Daniel Grimshaw; Charlie Oliver, Cameron Humphreys-Grant, Tosin Adarabioyo (c), Joel Latibeaudiere (Marcus Wood 89′); Rodney Kongolo, Jacob Davenport, Manu Garcia (Isaac Buckley-Ricketts 60′); Aaron Nemane (Jadon Sancho 90+1), Lukas Nmecha, Brahim Diaz.

Unused subs: Christian Kjetil Haug, Tom Dele-Bashiru

CHELSEA – Nathan Baxter; Trevoh Chalobah (Josh Grant 78′),  Jake Clarke-Salter (c), Fikayo Tomori, Jay Dasilva; Ruben Sammut, Mukhtar Ali (Kyle Scott 62′); Dujon Sterling, Mason Mount, Isaac Christie-Davies; Ike Ugbo (Jacob Maddox 71′)

Unused Subs: Jared Thompson, Charlie Wakefield

Scorers: Mount 50′, Nemane 68′

Referee – Paul Tierney

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Manchester City are looking for a defender with a bright future ahead and in the last days they were linked to Everton defender John Stones.

Stones has been a Chelsea target for at least one year but the Blues didn’t succeed to sign him despite several attempts in the last transfer windows.

The Toffees rejected three bids from Chelsea last summer, including a last one of £40m, but now they seem keen to accept the same offer from Citizens.

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According to reports Moussa Dembelé was at Stamford Bridge last Saturday, invited by Chelsea to watch the game against Manchester City, that the Blues sadly lost for 3-0.

Dembelé’s contract with Fulham will expire at the end of this season and Chelsea joined Tottenham in the race to the talented French striker, as we also reported a couple of days ago, and like this rumour of the club getting in contact with him confirms.

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While a guest to Sky Sports program Monday Night Football Cesc Fabregas spoke also about his former boss Pep Guardiola, that next year will come to Premier League to manager Manchester City:

“What he [Guardiola] wanted to do is change formation,” said Fabregas about the Spanish coach playing style.

“I think after three years playing at a fantastic level and winning many things, he felt the other teams were catching the way of playing against Barcelona on a 4-3-3.

“He wanted to play a different system with three at the back, four in midfield plus Lionel Messi dropping deep – he wanted to dominate midfield more than anything – and to have two wide players always open and threatening to go in behind defenders.

“Yes, [I enjoyed it] because I had a lot of freedom. They tell you play wherever you feel you are dangerous and I love this kind of thing, because it’s like a number 10, but with the mentality of the goalscorer.”

Fabregas also revealed why he left Barcelona:

“There’s a little thing with Xavi in 2010 before the World Cup he told me ‘you have to come, my Achilles, I will not last too long’ – and then I came and he still played for five years and that didn’t help,” Fabregas said, joking.

“But 100 per cent it didn’t help there were so many midfielders and there was one less spot than when I came under Pep.”

Cesc also gave his opinion on Guardiola being next Manchester City boss:

“You always want to play against the best, 100 per cent Pep will bring new things to the Premier League, to Man City.

“They will be a force next year, they are already this season, you see they are in the semi-finals of Champions League and fighting to be in the top three. All the teams will have to be even stronger.”


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