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Barcelona star Arda Turan, who missed the loss to Paris St-Germain due to a thigh injury, is rumored to be planning a Premier League move.

Chelsea could be next club for the Turkish star, after Turkish Football revealed that the former Atletico Madrid attacking-midfielder made a big-money purchase by buying a new house in London, very close to Stamford Bridge.

The 3-year-old star has previously been linked with a switch to Premier League and was spotted with Chelsea striker Diego Costa in a restaurant last week.

Diego Costa Turan Arda

 

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Former Chelsea youngster Thorgan Hazard spoke after Borussia Monchengladbach loss to Fiorentina last night.

When asked about his teammate Andreas Christensen, Eden’s brother said: “When he arrived everybody in the team and at the club were saying ‘wow’, what a defender, what a player,”

“He can play football, he is strong, he is fast, he is intelligent and so he has helped us a lot and helped us get Champions League qualification”. 

“I think he has a great future and he can play at a top, top level at a top, top team. When a 19-year-old comes into defence like this and does this and I am very confident about his future”.

Then he added: “We have a good relationship and we played also at Chelsea for a month. We played in the youth team and trained together, but I didn’t realise until he came here that he was so good.”

“He won’t return to Chelsea just to sit on the bench” Christensen’s father recently claimed.

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte praised midfielder Cesc Fabregas after the Spaniard provided some great performances so far this season.

The former Arsenal and Barcelona star decided to rebuff interest in him showed by a host of European sides despite starting many games on the bench.

Conte said Fabregas has the same speed of thought of Andrea Pirlo: “Cesc is a top player and is a genius at football. - he said - I can talk in the same way about Andrea Pirlo,”

“Cesc if he doesn’t run 100 metres in 10 seconds, I can allow him this, because he’s a genius with the ball. His velocity is in his mind.”

Then the Italian manager added: “Sometimes you must make the decision and to look the balance of the team and sometimes you must make different decisions. For me Cesc is an important player.

“And I try to put him always in the best condition to give us his best for the team”.

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Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes is confident that Josè Mourinho‘s side can reach the third spot at the end of this campaign.

The Red Devils are climbing up the table and recently took up the 6th spot with 48 points.

Speaking to The Daily Mail, Scholes said: “It’s been a massive improvement from what we’ve seen in the last couple of years. The first two or three months weren’t great but they’ve turned it around. There’s a way of playing that the fans are enjoying.

“The only problem is they’re still sixth, which after being in such good form is a bit of a worry. But I watch them now and have no doubt they’ll finish in the top four.

“They’re playing the best out of the top six with Chelsea and you have to fancy them to finish second or third. Probably third if I had to nail it down.

“They’re creating more than enough chances — 20-odd a game or something — but the conversion rate needs to improve. If it had been anything like decent, they would have been up there challenging Chelsea.”

Here’s the final Premier League table, according to Paul Scholes: “Chelsea, City, United and then it’s between Arsenal and Liverpool” he ended.

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Chelsea loanee striker Tammy Abraham suffered a serious thigh injury while playing against Leeds United in Championship last night.

The English star, who has scored 18 goals for Bristol City in Championship and 3 goals in the EFL Cup so far, is set to undergo a scan to find the problem within the next 48 hours.

Bristol City manager Lee Johnson, when asked about the conditions of the 19-year-old, claimed: “Tammy is gutted because he thinks it’s something serious. We hope that isn’t the case. We need to get it scanned over the next day or so to see how bad it is”.

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Chelsea wing-back Marcos Alonso explained how Blues‘ manager Antonio Conte tried to create ‘an amazing atmosphere’ in the backroom by organizing bonding activities even with John Terry‘s help.

The Spaniard told Chelsea’s official website: “We have been going out for dinner once a month all together as a group, just enjoying each other’s company off the pitch as well,” 

“It’s been a great help and the atmosphere within the squad is amazing. You can see that when we’re on the pitch.

“It’s organised by the manager and the captain and it’s good fun for everyone,” Alonso added.

 

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Chelsea Under-18s team beat Leicester City in the FA Youth Cup and go through the last-four after a 1-0 win.

Next Wednesday sees Aston Villa host Manchester City, then Tottenham Hotspur travelling to Newcastle United and Preston North End facing Stoke City on Monday 27 February.

Ike Ugbo‘s goal secured Chelsea an away win which means that the Blues could lift their third successive FA Cup youth title.

Chelsea (4-3-3) Jared Thompson; Reece James, Marc Guehi, Trevoh Chalobah, Josh Grant; Jacob Maddox, Mason Mount (c), George McEachran (Tariq Uwakwe 58); Dujon Sterling (Martell Taylor-Crossdale 81), Ike Ugbo, Callum Hudson-Odoi (Conor Gallagher 90+2)
Unused subs 
Richard Nartey, Jamie Cumming
Scorer Ugbo 66
Booked Sterling

Leicester City Cameron Yates (c); Simran Thandi, Alex Pascanu, Darnell Johnson, Calvin Ughelumba; Morgan Brown, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, Lamine Sherif; Layton Ndukwu, Kairo Arlott-Edwards, Kanya Leshabela (Harrison Myring 76)
Unused subs 
George Heaven, Adam Harrison, Cal Templeton, Conor Tee
Booked Sherif

Referee Mark Haywood

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Chelsea winger Pedro told the club’s official magazine that ‘this is the best moment at Stamford Bridge’ since he joined the Blues from Barcelona.

“It’s also the best moment for the whole team since I’ve been here, – he added – Always, in training, it is about hard work, especially with this coach, when we have to work on many aspects we will need during the games”.

“We are running more, working hard on different situations that will come up and also working on shooting. So we are doing all these things in training, but the most important thing is that everybody is putting in the hard work”.

‘We are working together for the same things and it’s easier to focus in the games when you are playing with confidence.’

Then the Spaniard added: “I understand the Premier League more now,’ he says. ‘It’s very different compared to Spain but now I’m in my second year here and I understand the football. It’s quicker, more intense and more competitive”.

Pedro

When asked about the differences between Premier League and La Liga, Pedro claimed: “Spain is different. It’s more tactical, it’s more about passing the ball and developing something. Here it’s quicker when you attack, and everything is different”.

“You have to change mentally and it’s difficult to adapt at first, but I have changed, I have done that now”.

He ended: “Then, when you go back to play for the national team, you really feel this difference, you can see an improvement from the physical side. Spanish football is more about technique, about the touch of the ball and the way you play, but here in England you can add pace and power to your game”.

 

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Chelsea wing-back Marcos Alonso was interviewed by the club’s official website. The Spaniard, when asked over his relationship with former Barcelona winger Pedro, claimed: “He is a very good friend and I like to catch up with him after training”.

They attended together a NBA game in London last month: “I didn’t know Pedro before I came here but he’s been a great help since I arrived, - Alonso pointed out - We go for dinner quite regularly and we went to the NBA at the O2 together. I’m not a massive basketball fan but I follow some of the Spanish players. Pau Gasol, who plays for San Antonio Spurs, had a great year, and I always keep an eye out for him. Him and Rafa Nadal are probably the greatest Spanish sportsmen of all time”.

 

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