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Chelsea: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Cahill, Baba, Fabregas, Matic, Pedro, Willian, Hazard, Traore. 

Subs: Begovic, Oscar, Alexandre Pato, Kenedy, Loftus-Cheek, Abraham, Tomori.

Manager: Guus Hiddink

LeicesterSchmeichel, Simpson, Wasilewski, Morgan, Fuchs, Drinkwater, Kante, Gray, King, Mahrez, Vardy.

Subs: Albrighton, Amartey, Schlupp, Okazaki, Ulloa, Chilwell, Schwarzer.

Manager: Claudio Ranieri

 

Venue: Stamford Bridge

Kick Off: 3pm GMT

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According to Bild Josè Mourinho is the new manager of Manchester United

The German newspaper also claimed that former Chelsea boss Mourinho signed a contract until 2019 and that Red Devils have just to announce the deal. Moreover Mourinho would be keen on bidding for Zlatan Ibrahimovic to bring him to Old Trafford, as the Swedish star leaves PSG at the end of his contract.

Bild’s claim is presented as a matter of fact: it’s a done deal

The headline reads “Mourinho is Schweinsteiger’s new boss”.

Here’s the tweet about Josè Mourinho and Louis van Gaal:

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Jack Butland has decided to stay at Stoke-on-Trent and has reportedly rejected a move to Chelsea.

The England international, who is currently with a broken ankle, would have been in the squad to go to the Euros in the summer, anyway his great performances linked with a big move away in the summer.

He told Goals: “It wasn’t the need to play straight away. It was kind of ‘what’s the next step and how can I build my career next?. I just felt at the time I didn’t want to get bogged down at a big club.”

 “I’d always back myself to try and do well, but I didn’t want to get bogged down and be another number. It felt like the next step for me was at Stoke and that was somewhere I could really develop and build something.”

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Chelsea loanee striker Patrick Bamford was booed by the Eagles’ supporters during Crystal Palace – Norwich game on Saturday.

The 22-year-old striker has joined Norwich City on loan from Chelsea for the rest of the season; he spent the first half of the season on loan at Crystal Palace but it ended in controversy.

Norwich manager Alex Neil said: “It was tailor-made for him, It is quite common players who have had a bad time somewhere go back and do well.”

But within two minutes Puncheon scored the opener and put Eagles in front at Selhurst.

“I put Patrick on before the goal because they were putting Zaha on at that time and that was the signal they were going to go for it a little bit more,” said Neil. “With Patrick going on the idea was that might help stretch the game and give us something at the top end.”

“I thought the game was set-up for him against an ex-team if you like where he didn’t have a good time.”

“I brought him on at Swansea and Villa and he looked dangerous in both of those so I hoped it was written in the stars but unfortunately that wasn’t the case. Most players thrive on that negativity if they get booed, it is the pantomime villain mentality if you like and it normally brings the best out of you. The one thing I would say is he is a very young lad and that will be a good learning curve for him.”

 

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Former Juventus midfielder and Italian International star Andrea Pirlo spoke recently about the new Chelsea boss Antonio Conte.

“The man”he said“can be a beast, a dressing room when he is angry is one of the most dangerous places you can be. I have been in his dressing room at half-time when we have been winning, but he comes in and will be throwing full bottles of water around because of a mistake we made, or because he feels we should be further ahead.”

Then added: “When Conte speaks, his words assault you. They crash through the doors of your mind, often quite violently and settle deep within you.”

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About Conte’s way of life: “His life is football. I know he is up until 3-4am in the morning, studying videos, looking at errors, ­studying the opposition of the next game. He has two wives – Elisabetta and football.”

“I even know he will turn on the bedroom lights in the middle of the night because he has thought of something he needs to write down – you will not find a more understanding woman than her.”

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Former Chelsea striker Gianfranco Zola is keen to see his former club back at the top and he thinks Conte could be the proper man, claiming he is on par with Pep Guardiola.

He told beIN Sports: “He is a great coach, has done so well in Italy, he has some very good qualities, strong character and is the man who can start a new cycle for Chelsea so I hope things go well for him,” 

“He has very strong ideas, very determined and is very disciplined. He will bring all these qualities to Chelsea and hopefully he will be able to integrate into the culture.”

“He has already coached in Italy, all these things, the language, they can influence the results, but he will bring self discipline and determination, as well as tactical awareness and all these things can be good for Chelsea.”

About other managers: “Conte is one of those managers like Guardiola, like Simeone, like Mourinho. They have got the careers to manage big teams. The results will tell us whether it is right or not but I really hope so.”

 

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Former Chelsea midfielder Ramires, now playing in China after a lucrative move to Jiangsu Suning, claims he left Stamford Bridge due to interim manager Guus Hiddink‘s refusal to give him playing time.

Ramires told The Sun: “One of the big reasons I left Chelsea was the arrival of Hiddink.”

“It wasn’t just because I had a good relationship with Jose Mourinho , but when he was in charge, I knew there was a chance of playing and that the fight for a place in the team was always open.”

About Chelsea: “I always had a good relationship inside the club and I still have today. I played and performed in some important matches for Chelsea and can honestly say that I always worked hard for the team.”

“The previous coaches always trusted me to perform in the key games and I loved my time at the club” Ramires added.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink spoke about today’s rampant victory against Aston Villa: “At the end there was a strange atmosphere, which is understandable given Aston Villa’s situation, but we started the game very well and killed the game off in the first half with good football.”

The Dutchman added: “We defended very well, pressed high and got the goals. The game was over after the second goal. It’s good to see Loftus-Cheek, Clarke-Salter and Miazga coming in. We cannot win anything, which makes it easier. It’s good to see how they deal with the pressure. I always like to bring in youngsters and now we have the rest of the season to do it more frequently.”

He spoke about Pato‘s great performance: “It was good to see him come in, of course the expectation was for him to come in earlier but we had to give him a pre-season. It wasn’t the toughest Premier League game but we are happy to see him play and we will see how he copes. The players see him suffering by training with the first team and then doing extra work so they are happy, they recognise his situation and it was a relief for him to get his first goal.”

About Falcao: “Radamel is coming back from injury, he’s been with us for 14 days and he’s doing well. Now we have a lot of competition for one position. I like to bring players in when they are knocking on the door. I don’t give guarantees but I tell the players to make it difficult for me. I like to be honest with the players.”

Then, Hiddink explained why John Terry and Gary Cahill missed the game:John had a little problem in his Achilles tendon. Gary came from the England v Holland game and had an injury. The situation was surprising for me, he also had a tendon problem. He didn’t play but he came back with an injury, we’ll see what happens in the next few days.”

Then he ended: “It would be nice to be unbeaten until the end of the season. When I bring young kids in there is a bigger risk of failure, but I prefer that.”

 

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Fullback Todd Kane, currently on loan at Dutch club NEC Nijmegenhas spoken out recently about his aim to do his best for Chelsea. Kane has spent the last four years away from Chelsea and he is hoping for a chance next season.

He said: “I’ve been out on loan for four years and I think I’ve learnt a lot more from playing men’s football than in the under-21s league. I’m near enough on the 100 mark of senior appearances.”

About Chelsea: “It’s been very good for me and you have to be realistic and know that only one or two will get opportunities at a big club like Chelsea. It’s the same at somewhere like Manchester United. Let’s be honest, Marcus Rashford got his chance at United because, to a degree, it’s fallen into place. He’s a great player but you have to get a bit of luck. I’ve learnt so much from being at Chelsea. From working and training with top quality players, I still speak to people from the club all the time, get advice from players, the Chelsea set-up is fantastic and I’ve definitely got no regrets.

About NEC Nijmegen: “I’m really enjoying it in Holland. I had a look round the place and loved it straight away. It’s just what I needed. I’m living in the middle of nowhere, just focused on football — training and working hard. It’s a great test.

Then he added: “But I’m hoping I will get a chance under the new manager at Chelsea this summer. Chelsea are good for the players out on loan. The technical director, Michael Emenalo, is a clever man, stays in regular contact and gives you a lot of encouragement.”

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Chelsea and Juventus, according to Express.co.uk, are keen on the 24-year-old midfielder N’Golo Kanté, who joined the Foxes in the summer costing just £5.6m from Caen.

Kanté is currently valued around £20m and is unsure where he will be next season.

The France international told Sky Sports: “I will fight for Leicester this season and next season we never know and we will see.”

He added: “At this moment I am focused on Leicester. We have to finish well this season but I don’t mind about  the other clubs. It is unbelievable because we weren’t thinking about this at the start of the season. All things are good and we are happy.”

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