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Speaking to French media, Olivier Giroud admitted he regrets he never won the Premier League title with Arsenal and then he claimed next season he will do all he can to lift this trophy with Chelsea.

“I don’t know if we can really call it a regret but I have a little feeling of unfinished business because I would really have liked to have won the Premier League with Arsenal”.  Giroud told SFR Sport. You don’t just wipe away five-and-a-half years like that. I have said it often enough — it was my ultimate goal. Having said that, it’s not over, I’m still in the Premier League, now I’m at Chelsea. For this year, I think it’s over for the title, but next year, we’ll come to it with great ambitions. I still want to win it before I end my career.”

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John Terry left Chelsea after more than twenty years at the club last summer but the former Blues captain also left great memories and feelings among his team-mates.

One of these is Cesc Fabregas, who shared the dressing room with him “only” for three seasons, winning two Premier League titles.

The Spanish midfielder sent a gift to Terry, a Chelsea shirt of his, with a special message, and the former Blues captain shared it on his Instagram story:

‘Thank you for everything.  It’s been a pleasure and honour to play with you my friend.

‘My only regret is that we didn’t do it sooner. You are a legend! Love you mate!’


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De Bruyne was unable to break into Chelsea's first team.

Tonight Kevin de Bruyne has made Chelsea directors regret to sell him in January 2014, when he left for Wolfsburg to get more playing time and convinced to make an impact in top class football one day.

Today’s clash was one of those where the Belgian showed he’s become a world class player, capable to decide a big match with a stunning shot, something only the best players do.

Speaking after the game, De Bruyne showed his satisfaction:

I think it was a tactical game and disciplined game from both sides. We had more chances, not too many but a little bit more. We played tactically a great game, It’s a nice win because it’s difficult to win here,” De Bruyne told BT Sport.

It ends a very nice month for us. it’s only the beginning but it’s good to maintain the winning streak. We want to win as many as possible.

The Belgian also claimed that he has no bad feelings or regrets for leaving Chelsea in 2014, when he still was a young kid who needed to improve his playing style:

“That’s the past, what happened happened,” De Bruyne claimed

“I’ve no regrets, it made me stronger. It’s part of a career, obviously if you’re at a club you want to play more.

“Chelsea made profit, I did something that was in my best interests at the time. I’m very happy at my new team City.”


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New Chelsea midfielder Tiemoué Bakayoko reveals he didn’t regret choosing the Blues over Paris Saint Germain.

The French side is believed to have placed a bid to AS Monaco before Bakayoko moved to London but, eventually, they were beat by the club owned by Roman Abramovich, who secured the French international services for the next five years.

“Did they make a bid? I don’t know. But it’s hard not to be interested in a club like PSG, the new Chelsea player admitted.

“I opted for Chelsea, and I don’t regret my decision”.

The French international started 25 Ligue 1 games last season, scoring two goals and making one assist.

Before his €40 million move to Stamford Bridge the 24-year-old told France Football:

“I can’t leave Monaco to go to PSG.

“It’s impossible, because I’ve just finished champion ahead of Paris. I can’t leave for a club that has finished behind me.”

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Former Chelsea star Kevin De Bruyne told FourFourTwo that he do not regret any of his choices, not even his decision to join the Blues from from Genk in 2012.

The Belgium international revealed: “I wanted to start a new chapter – not be loaned out and come back to the exact same situation,”

“It was a really smart move on my part. But of all the choices I have made in my career, – De Bruyne added – I don’t regret one of them – even going to Chelsea. It didn’t work out. I wanted to play football; I didn’t; so I left.”

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Tonight Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will face a player that he would have liked to have by his side every game: but this player chose to play for Gunners football rivals, Chelsea, and the French coach was already “punished” by him with two goals in three games.

Of course, we are talking about Diego Costa, that landed to Chelsea for £ 32m in summer 2014 but could have landed somewhere in London:

“I like Costa as a player,” Wenger admitted.

“I like the qualities of the player. All the rest around is not needed. He’s a very strong player. He looks, since the start of the season, to have cleaned up his act, that he behaves more focused on the game. And that makes him more dangerous

“I never thought he would leave Atlético Madrid at the time, I was surprised.

“Would I have made a harder play for him had I known? Yes. I like him, as a quality striker.

“Costa is similar to [Didier] Drogba. I like the qualities of the player. All the rest around is not needed.”


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According to the Daily Mail ex Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti refused a return to Stamford Bridge.

The Italian manager was approached in November, around five weeks before José Mourinho was sacked ( on December 17).

Ancelotti is taking a sabbatical year after leaving Real Madrid at the end of the past season.

Bayern Munich already announced that he will take charge of their first team in the end of this season, since Pep Guardiola wants to left the German club to manage in the Premier League.

Among the reasons why Ancelotti didn’t want to return to Chelsea there was the fact he didn’t want to sign a short-term deal.

Guus Hiddink was appointed instead after Mourinho‘s sacking, but Blues owner Roman Abramovich told friends that sacking Ancelotti was the biggest regret of his managerial changes and wanted to bring him back after dismissing the Special One.


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Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has suggested that Pedro slightly hurried with his decision to join Chelsea and he may regret his decision.

Pedro joined Chelsea during the summer transfer window, his transfer cost £21million but the Spaniard (besides his debut game) has struggled to make an impact at Chelsea .

According to Blaugrana coach Pedro’s arrival has coincided with Chelsea’s worst start to a season since many years. And that can cause the Spaniard begins to regret his decision to join the Blues.

Luis Enrique said:

“We know what the situation was with Pedro, we understand it, it’s logical, he wanted to play more and over the course of a player’s career you have to make decisions.”

“Perhaps now he might want to change that decision I don’t know.”

“It’s not a question of us missing him, that’s what life in football is like.” 

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emmanuel petit

Ex Chelsea player Emmanuel Petit claimed that he regrets his move to the Blues back in 2001, stating he should have signed for Manchester United instead.

After a poor 2000-2001 season at Barcelona, Petit was keen to return to the Premier League – where he already played with Arsenal-  and eventually moved to Chelsea, where he failed to impress during his first year.

Each time I took a personal decision instead of a professional one, it was an error. That had already happed when I moved from Arsenal to Barcelona,” Petit revealed.

Manchester United had noticed the state I was in during my first few months at Barcelona. I’d really appreciated Sir Alex Ferguson’s approach. If I’d made a decision based on my career, I would have gone to Manchester United.”

But once again, I privileged a private choice over a sporting choice. I regret it.”



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