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Marcos Alonso told SkySports HQ he’s glad Chelsea quartet Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois, N’Golo Kante and Willian are having some rest following the World Cup 2018 in Russia.

He added: “They will hopefully come with batteries charged to have a good season with us. They are Chelsea players, I am not even thinking about that [them leaving]: I am looking forward to seeing them after holidays”.  

“They are top players, very important for us. Every season with Chelsea we have to fight for every competition and we will go for it”. 

It is understood Real Madrid are plotting a massive bid to land both Courtois and Hazard to Santiago Bernabeu after Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure earlier this summer.

Barcelona have reportedly given up in their pursuit of Chelsea winger Willian, while N’Golo Kante remains a target to revamp midfield.

Moreover, SSC Napoli‘s president Aurelio De Laurentiis is reportedly keeping tabs also on Olivier Giroud as Carlo Ancelotti wants to bring in a new striker.

 

 

 

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Speaking to France Football, Kylian M’Bappe revealed that during the recent 2018 Russia World Cup spoke with Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante to convince him to join PSG.

I spoke to N’Golo during the World Cup, but not extensively because I know that when you bombard the brain with transfer stuff”. M’Bappe said. “At the end, I left a few words in his pockets, that he would have discovered once he got home to properly send a message.”

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N’Golo Kante and Olivier Giroud both featured in the 4-2 win to Croatia in St.Petersburg today.

An early own-goal from Mario Mandzukic gave France the lead before Ivan Perisic leveled the score with a powerful shot. Then the Inter Milan winger handled the ball inside the penalty area and following a VAR review the referee awarded a penalty to Les Bleus: Griezmann put France in front once again.

In a dominant first half Didier Deschamps‘ men sealed a comfortable win thanks to goals from Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappé. Mario Mandzukic also exploited a huge mistake from Tottenham Hotspurs’ goalkeeper Hugo Lloris to make 4-2 just before the extra-time.

France are World Cup champions after lifting the title back in 1998, with Deschamps on the pitch as captain.

N’Zonzi replaced Kante in the second half, while Nabil Fekir came off the bench for Olivier Giroud in the 80th minute.

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Tomorrow night, in the first Russia 2018 World Cup, Chelsea and Belgium stars Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois will face their two team-mates Olivier Giroud and N’Golo Kante who will play with France.

Today, speaking with beIn Sports, Hazard praised Kante and showed a great respect for him: “I play all year with Kante,” Hazard said. “He is the best in the world in his position. When he is at his best, you have a 95 per cent chance to win the game.”

 

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France are the first team to reach the Russia 2018 World Cup‘s semifinal. The Blues defeated Uruguay in the first quarter-final 2-0: Real Madrid‘s central defender Raphael Varane scored the first goal with an header in the last few minutes of the first half; then in the second half Antoine Griezmann scored the second goal with a long distance shot.

Both Chelsea players, Olivier Giroud and N’Golo Kante played the whole match.

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France are the first team to qualify to the Russia 2018 World Cup‘s quarter-finals.

The Blues defeat Argentina 4-3 and Chelsea‘s Olivier Giroud and N’Golo Kante play the whole match.

In particular, Giroud provided the assist for MBappe second goal (the fourth for France) and he was also booked during the injury time.

France opened the score with Griezmann‘s penalty, then Argentina equalised in the first half with Di Maria. In the second half,  Mercado put Argentina ahead, but Pavard and Mbappe made the score 4-2 for France.

Only in injury time Aguero scored for Argentina, but it wasn’t enough to equalise and France won 4-3.

Now Didier Deschamps‘ side will face the winner of Portugal vs Uruguay.

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At least three Chelsea‘s players will play in Russia 2018 World Cup‘s Last 16: earlier today France and Denmark faced each other in Moscow and with a scoreless draw both teams gained access to the competition’s next stage.

For France, both Olivier Giroud and N’Golo Kante played 90 minutes and the same Andreas Christensen did for Denmark. With this result the Blues won Group C and they will face Group D’s runner-up; Denmark will play against the winner of Group D, probably Croatia.

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Olivier Giroud was determinant in France’s 1-0 win over Peru last time out in Ekaterinburg. The Chelsea striker’s deflected shot found a quick rebound from Kylian Mbappé, who secured Les Bleus a narrow win to book a place into the last-16 of the World Cup.

Also Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante was involved in the game and impressed also for “powers of teleportation”, as The Independent wrote earlier last evening.

The Frenchman, who made 13 ball recoveries against Peru (Stats Zone), remains crucial in Didier Deschamps’ tactical system playing alongside with Juventus man Blaise Matuidi and Manchester United star Paul Pogba.

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Two more Blues involved in the World Cup as France head-coach Didier Deschamps has included both striker Olivier Giroud and Chelsea’s Player of the Year N’Golo Kante in the 23-man squad which will travel to Russia next month.

Moreover, Chelsea loanee Kurt Zouma has been selected in France’s stand-by list alongside with Ben Yedder, Coman, Costil, Debuchy, Digne, Lacazette, Martial, Rabiot, Sakho and Sissoko.

 

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N’Golo Kanté reckons Chelsea can beat Manchester United in next Saturday FA Cup final.

Speaking to his club official website about this game on Saturday evening, the French midfielder said:

“Every final is different.

“We have played Manchester United twice this season, we have won once and lost once, and I think we have our chances of winning this game and getting this trophy.”

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