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Chelsea legend Marcel Desailly is not concerned about a potential Eden Hazard move out of the West London club.

With Real Madrid keeping to track the Belgian star and ready to place an unbelievable bid to sign him, Desailly reckons Chelsea would be prepared to face his departure:

“Even when Drogba left, one of the great players, the spirit of the club continued,” the former Blues captain told Goal.com.

“They continued to win. We will be sad if Hazard has to go but I am sure that Roman Abramovich is still passionate about the club. He will bring in another player that can allow the club to be at the same level again.”

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Rafa Benitez guided Chelsea for six months and he won the Europa League with the Blues. Tomorrow the Spanish manager will be back for the first team as an opponent at Stamford Bridge and, despite some fans don’t like him for his connections with Liverpool, he expects a good reception from the majority of the public.

“I think the fans will be fine,” – Benitez said –  “The normal fans who you can find on the streets were ok with me. But the rivalry between Chelsea and Liverpool changed things and the perceptions of some people. The majority realised I was doing a professional job. Roman Abramovich wanted to qualify for the Champions League and we finished third. We did that and we won the Europa League in the mean time. I think the fans will be happy with that. It was really positive. I have a lot of friends there, the staff was really good and the fans were fine. I tried to take the positives out of things and those are that they realised we did our job until the end and more and we achieved what they wanted which is fine.”

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Nine managers in the last ten years: Chelsea boss Roman Abramovich has not many problems when it comes to firing a Blues coach who isn’t getting good results.

A lot of people don’t like this attitude by the Russian oligarch, but now Chelsea legend Didier Drogba now defends his former boss.

Everyone says Chelsea isn’t very stable. But in modern-day football, there is no coach who lasts more than three or four years at a club,” Drogba told RMC. – “I asked Abramovich: ‘We have had how many managers in how many seasons?’ He replied: ‘But Didier, each time I have done it, we have got results.’ When the managers come in they have carte blanche at the club. They do what they want. Having said that, I don’t see the relationship with the chairman on a daily basis. But you can’t get into a conflict with your boss. If that’s the case, it’s that you want to leave.”

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Carlo Ancelotti could be back to Chelsea, this is what Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport reports today.

According to the Rome sport newspaper the ex Milan, PSG, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich boss is pleased with the idea of a Stamford Bridge return.

The Italian has also been linked with the Croatia job, although the daily newspaper state that is only a ‘hypothesis’ for now rather than a concrete link.

While Antonio Conte seems determined to stay at Stamford Bridge, we’ll have to wait and see how the current campaign will end, as Chelsea have struggled to replicate last season’s form, currently nine points behind leaders Manchester City after just Premier League 11 games.

Anything outside of a top four finish will undoubtedly be heavily punished by the Blues owner Roman Abramovich, and the longer Chelsea remain in their current position, the tougher it will be to ignore the stories surrounding their manager’s future.

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Michael Emenalo has resigned as Chelsea technical director, this is the breaking news The Indipendent reported exclusively.

While speculation has been raging over the future of head coach Antonio Conte, Emenalo has decided to bring his 10-year association with the club to an end.

The move may be viewed in some quarters as a victory for Conte, but Emenalo has remained supportive of the Italian who he helped to appoint last year.

Emenalo’s decision is a huge blow to Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, who counted the 52-year-old among the few people he trusts and takes advice from.

We read in the exclusive report by Matt Law, that continues:

“With his help, Chelsea have won the Premier League title three times, the FA Cup, the League Cup, the Europa League and the Champions League while Emenalo has been at the club.

Conte is the 10th manager Emenalo has worked with and the former Notts County player has been a vital element of the Abramovich era.

Abramovich visited Chelsea’s Cobham training ground last week, when it is likely Emenalo will have discussed the matter with the Russian.”

The sudden decision comes just one day after the important win Chelsea obtained against Manchester United last Sunday, a success that gave Conte and the team more confidence and trust.

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Another breaking news coming to confirm this afternoon exclusive ChelseaNews24 report about Blues next signing Alex Sandro.

According to transfer market expert Tancredi Palmeri the Brazilian full-back already agreed personal terms with Chelsea but there is a last hurdle, that is Juventus: the Italian side is not keen to get rid off one of his stars, but Conte desperately wants Alex Sandro and Alex Sandro wants Chelsea.

The Bianconeri already rejected an offer from Roman Abramovich, thought to be in the region of £ 50m, but they will probably sudderender if the West London side will increase their offer soon.

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According to Mirror Sports Chelsea are planning to hijack Alvaro Morata’s move to Manchester United.

Diego Costa is set to leave after breaking up with Blues boss Antonio Conte and the Italian manager sees Morata as the Brazilian born striker ideal replacement in west London.

Roman Abramovich is said to have placed a £70m bid for the Real Madrid star while Manchester United have already had a £52.4m offer rejected by the Champions of Europe.

Red Devils boss José Mourinho was the man who let Morata debut in Real Madrid first team during his time in the Spanish capital and knows the forward really well, furthermore the pair has got a lot of mutual respect and are looking forward to get reunited, with the Spanish striker that has already set- apparently- a personal agreement with Manchester United: these are the main reasons why it won’t be easy for Chelsea to hijack this transfer, but the Blues want to try as Conte believes Morata is the perfect striker to replace Diego Costa.

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“Antonio Conte is frustrated for lack of Chelsea transfer activity,” Italian historical sports-paper Gazzetta dello Sport were reporting this morning.

According to the Italian media the ex Juventus coach relationship with the Blues board has turned to “cold” after the Chelsea directors showed their disappointment for the “Costa gate”: it seems Abramovich, Granovskaia and the other members of the board didn’t like how Conte handled the issue and liked even less the way he “sacked” Diego Costa from Chelsea.

Conte, from his point of view, is not happy for the club immobilism in the beginning of this transfer window: it is rumoured that Chelsea are close to sign Bakayoko from Monaco and Koulibaly from Napoli, but those deals are not official yet and we know that until then everything can happen.

Furthermore, this is the main reason why the Blues boss was keen to consider Inter offer in the past months: he wanted to see a reaction by Chelsea board on the matters he cared the most, and one of these was to have the guarantee of 3/4 top players signings.

Anyway, the transfer window has still to officially open but the start of this new season it’s not as good as many Chelsea fans and Conte himself were expecting.

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“Today is one of the most difficult days of my life,” said John Terry after his last game at Stamford Bridge today, when Chelsea cruised to a 5-1 win against Sunderland.

“I have been very fortunate to play with unbelievable players and managers in career, thankful to every one of you. We all have to thank Roman Abramovich, I’d like to thank him and the board, the best in world football. He loves this club from the U8s up, year in year out, to give us best opportunity. On behalf of myself and fans, thanks”.

“I’d like to thank my wife and kids for supporting me on amazing journey I have had, I love you. Lastly you guys the fans, best supporters in the world without a shadow of a doubt. You have given everything from the age of 14, picked me up when I was down, sung my name when I have had bad games and disappointed you”.

“Thank you will never be enough, but I will be back here one day, – Terry ended – I will always be supporting the team and players from the bottom of my heart”.

Terry also paid tribute to departing first-team coach Steve Holland and manager Antonio Conte, who praised the Blues’ captain in his last day at Stamford Bridge

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Big surprise today for all Chelsea players, manager Antonio Conte and owner Roman Abramovich: David Luiz buys each one of them a luxury gift to celebrate the Premier League title.

The Brasilian defender bought 30 Senturion keys: the keys include a fusion of precious metals and advanced blue carbon fibre composites and this luxury wrist wear is seen as a status symbol with most keys more expensive than the cars themselves, with prices starting at £38,000 and reaching six figures.


Chelsea are keen to land both striker Edin Dzeko and full-back Emerson Palmieri to Stamford Bridge, and look set to place a €50m bid,...