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Manchester City have been fined £300,000 and banned from signing certain Academy players for two years.

An official statement from Premier League read: “Following an investigation, the Premier League found evidence that [Manchester City’s] conduct prior to applying to register the players had contravened league rules.

“This included evidence of contact between the club and members of each academy player’s family while those academy players were still registered with their previous clubs.”

The statement added: “In each case, the academy player was conditionally registered with Manchester City while the Premier League’s investigation was ongoing.

“As a result of the club’s breaches, the players’ registrations will be terminated on a specified date, with no compensation rights retained by the club, and the club will not be permitted to re-register them as academy players.

“In addition, Manchester City has offered to pay compensation to each player’s previous club, and maintain educational provision for each player until the completion of his GCSEs.”

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Wednesday night Antonio Conte was at Stamford Bridge to watch Chelsa U18s team win the fourth consecutive Fa Youth Cup vs Manchester City.

After the game the Italian manager went to the dressing room to congratulate and give a speech to the young Blues players.

“After the game he was in the dressing room, giving a speech, saying well done”. – Jodi Morris, Chelsea U18s manager said – He is a really good guy. He is not only someone who has done a bit in the game, he’s helping Chelsea at the minute. I like to go and watch him as much as I can. I did the same when Jose Mourinho and Guus Hiddink were here. Any manager in charge of Chelsea’s first team is going to be top draw. I want to learn. I’m always over there watching”.

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte took a swipe at the two Manchester clubs claiming a lavish transfer market don’t automatically bring you wins.

Manchester City splashed nearly £ 200m on the market last summer while Man United spent around £ 160m ( Chelsea spent around £ 130m… anyway) and the Italian manager commented on this:

“I think this season it’s very important to understand that it’s not always about who spends more money who wins,” said Conte.

“Otherwise, in this league, this season the name of the team wasn’t Chelsea or Tottenham or Arsenal or Liverpool. You understand?

“Look at the past. It’s normal for them. It’s right for them to do this, to reinforce their teams, if they think this is the right way to win the title.

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Asked to comment what Conte said, Citizens boss Pep Guardiola replied:

“I played with Barcelona and won the Champions League with eight guys growing from the academy. Zero cost to win the Champions League, that happened.

“But all the clubs are going to spend a lot of money and you cannot forget all the players that Chelsea have that cost a lot of money.

“People think that just City spend money but all the clubs around the world, in Spain, Germany, England and Italy, they spend a lot of money.

“This summer it is going to happen again. Here spends more money than the other countries because of the media, who pay a lot of money to decide when we are going to play. That’s why there is a little bit more here.”

“But all around the world there is a lot of money to spend, even Chelsea.”

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For the fourth consecutive year Chelsea win the Fa Youth Cup. After the draw (1-1) in the first leg of the final vs Manchester City, The Blues trashes their opponents 5-1 tonight.

Chalobah, Ike Ugbo, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Dujon Sterling and Cole Dasilva were the scorers for the home team.

Also Roman AbramovicAntonio Conte, John Terry and Frank Lampard were at Stamford Bridge to celebrate with Jody Morris’ side.

 

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Chelsea youngsters will play the second leg of FA Youth Cup final tonight (7.45PM BST) at Stamford Bridge against Manchester City, following the 1-1 they got last week. Chelsea will play the FA Cup final at Stamford Bridge for the sixth year in a row.

In Manchester Chelsea took the lead but the hosts leveled in the second half: “We know we’ve got to defend better first and foremost, – head coach Jody Morris told the official Chelsea website – As we look ahead to the final”.

“We have to make sure we’re not taking as many risks in possession and leaving gaps at the back. The minute we lose the ball, we need better reactions and better transitions to get back into shape because we gave them far too many chances. I felt we were the better side in the first half but City still had the two clear-cut opportunities”.

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Arsenal beat Manchester City in the extra time thanks to Alexis Sanchez golden touch and are through to the FA Cup final, where they will face Chelsea.

The Gunners completed a great comeback following the opener scored by Sergio Aguero in second half at Wembley.

Then Nacho Monreal found the level before Alexis Sanchez gave Arsene Wenger‘s side the lead after 100’. Yaya Toure went close to scoring hitting the post, a few minutes before Fernandinho missed a clear chance with an effort smashed off the corssbar.

 

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Chelsea vice-captain Gary Cahill assures his team are still aiming for the double.

The Blues are leaders in the Premier League with a four points gap on Tottenham ( 75-71) and will face the same Spurs in the FA Cup semifinal at Wembley this Saturday:

“That’s our aim [to win the double],” Cahill said.

 

“It is going to be a great tie,” he added, speaking of the game.

“I think for the neutral, it is a terrific semi-final of teams left in the competition. One to look forward to, one that will add importance.

“It adds importance, as games against Tottenham always are. We will be ready for it and we will look forward to it. It adds a little bit but no matter who you come up against, it is a semi-final at Wembley to get to the final.

 

“We should be preparing in the same way, doing the same things. It is great to be back at Wembley. It is a great stadium to play at.” 

Speaking about the other semifinalists – Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester City– Cahill said:

“Listen, it is four top teams in there.They are four massive clubs, massive teams.

“I don’t think it was the hardest [draw] or easiest. Any draw would have been tough. We would be speaking about any of them in the same way.

“We have got Tottenham. There’s going to be a little added with the London rivalry but it is a route to the final. Whoever wins it will deserve to win it, with the strength of the teams in the semi.”

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Manchester City came from behind as they draw 1-1 against Chelsea in the first leg of the FA Youth Cup final on Tuesday.

Chelsea took the lead with Ike Ugbo in the first half,  while midfielder Phil Foden equalised just after the hour mark.

[The return leg takes place at Stamford Bridge next Wednesday 26 March and tickets remain on general sale priced at just £5 for adults and £3 for concessions]

Chelsea (3-4-3) Jared Thompson; Reece James, Trevoh Chalobah, Marc Guehi; Dujon Sterling, Jacob Maddox, Tariq Uwakwe (Conor Gallagher 90+1), Juan Castillo; Mason Mount (c), Ike Ugbo (Harvey St Clair 87), Callum Hudson-Odoi
Unused subs Joseph Colley, Jamie Cumming, Cole Dasilva
Scorer Ugbo 44

Manchester City (4-3-3) Arijanet Muric; Demeaco Duhaney, Sadou Diallo, Ed Francis (c), Tyreke Wilson; Jacob Davenport, Matt Smith, Phil Foden (Luke Bolton 86); Brahim Diaz, Lukas Nmecha, Jadon Sancho (Tom Dele-Bashiru 90+1)
Unused subs
Jeremie Frimpong, Pawel Sokol, Lorenzo Gonzalez
Scorer Foden 62

Referee Oliver Langford

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Tonight, at City’s Academy Stadium, Chelsea and Manchester City will play the first leg of the Fa Youth Cup final. (kick-off 7,45pm)

The Blues have won the last three editions of the competition and, in 2015 and 2016 they have defeated Manchester City.

The second leg will be played next Wednesday at Stamford Bridge. Both matches will be televised live on ITV4.

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Former Real Madrid star Robinho has revealed why he joined Manchester City from Real Madrid in 2008 despite Chelsea were desperately trying to lure the Brazilian winger.

Manchester City paid Real Madrid £32.5m in a transfer which became the most expensive of history for the Citizens.

“My main goal was to move to Chelsea – Robinho told FourFourTwo magazine – Big Phil Scolari had said I could make the difference for him as his squad, according to him, was not creative enough,”

“But Real Madrid had fallen out with Chelsea – they didn’t like them selling shirts with my name on before the deal had been done” he added.

“I am pretty sure that this error was one of the main reasons why the transfer failed, as it was a matter of pride for Real Madrid”.

“And they were also reluctant to let me move to a club that was playing in the Champions League the same season – Chelsea were, but City weren’t.” 

Robinho, who scored 41 games scoring 14 goals at Etihad Stadium, ended: “I moved to a great club and they welcomed me in the best way. 

“I had one-and-a-half years of joy in Manchester, despite the city being a lot colder than Madrid!”

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