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Club chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was among the five victims on board of the helicopter which lost control before crashing in a car park last night, Leicester City have confirmed via their official website.

Leicester owner’s daughter Voramas Srivaddhanaprabha was not on helicopter when it crashed, as several reports confirmed

An official statement read: “It is with the deepest regret and a collective broken heart that we confirm our chairman, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, was among those to have tragically lost their lives on Saturday evening when a helicopter carrying him and four other people crashed outside King Power Stadium. None of the five people on-board survived”.

According to Leicestershire police, the other four victims are believed to be two members of staff, the pilot and a female passenger, Izabela Roza Lechowicz.

“Both Tuesday’s First Team fixture against Southampton in the EFL Cup and the Development Squad fixture against Feyenoord in the Premier League International Cup have been postponed”.


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With a statement released via the League Managers Association, former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte thanked his players and staff, the Blues’ supporters, but he didn’t mention anyone from the club’s board.

I would like to thank all of my friends at Chelsea Football Club for their hard work and support over the past two seasons which enabled us to win the Premier League and FA Cup together,” the statement read.

It was fantastic for me to be able to share my emotions, passion and enthusiasm throughout two unforgettable seasons with these amazing Chelsea supporters, who will always stay in my heart. 

I hope Chelsea will continue to be successful and I wish everyone well for next season. I have made many memories during my time with Chelsea, which I will take with me into my next challenge.”

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Chelsea have completed the signing of Jorginho from Serie A side SSC Napoli, the club have just confirmed  via their official website.

The Italian midfielder joins the club on a five-year deal on a move in the region of £50m plus add-ons. Jorginho will wear the n°5 shirt at Chelsea.

He told Chelsea’s official website: “I am absolutely ecstatic to be here at Chelsea. It is not easy to become part of such a big team so I am very, very happy. I am excited to play in such an intense league, for a team that gives everything to play and win”.


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Maurizio Sarri has put the pen to paper on a deal to become Chelsea head-coach.

Gianfranco Zola will be his assistant, according to Sky in Italy.

Chelsea confirmed the club have parted ways with Antonio Conte earlier this morning and the former Napoli manager has reportedly completed the takeover at Stamford Bridge.

The 60-year-old is set to be unveiled as the new Chelsea boss in the next few hours.

Gianfranco Zola will have an important role in Sarr’s coaching staff, as well as former Empoli manager Giovanni Martusciello.


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Antonio Conte is no longer in charge at Stamford Bridge as head-coach, Chelsea have confirmed via their official website.

An official statement read: “Chelsea Football Club and Antonio Conte have parted company.

During Antonio’s time at the club, we won our sixth league title and eighth FA Cup. In the title winning season, the club set a then-record 30 wins in a 38-game Premier League season, as well as a club-record 13 consecutive league victories.

We wish Antonio every success in his future career”.

Maurizio Sarri is set to take over from his italian compatriot Antonio Conte at Chelsea in the next few hours.

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Antonio Conte is no longer the head-coach of Chelsea.

The Italian manager won a Premier League title back in 2016/17 season and a FA Cup final in May during his reign at Stamford Bridge.

Maurizio Sarri is set to become the new manager in a deal which will also bring Jorginho from Napoli.

An official statement will be forthcoming.

More to follow…

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Hyundai becomes Chelsea‘s new sleeve sponsor and will be seen for the first time on 23 July, as the club confirmed this morning.

An official statement read: “The relationship will see Hyundai’s famous logo appear on our match shirt sleeves from the beginning of the 2018/19 season in all domestic matches, from the men’s and women’s teams through to the Academy.

Here’s the statement in full: “The relationship will see Hyundai’s famous logo appear on our match shirt sleeves from the beginning of the 2018/19 season in all domestic matches, from the men’s and women’s teams through to the Academy”.

“The four-year deal represents Hyundai’s first venture into the British football market, having enjoyed a long-term association with the international game over almost 20 years”.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 30: Gary Cahill of Chelsea and David Silva of Manchester City battle for possession during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on September 30, 2017 in London, England.

A new mid-season break for teams and players, which will start from the 2019/20 season, has been announced by the FA, Premier League and EFL yesterday.

An official statement published on their official website read: The two-week mid-season player break will take place in February and would be structured to ensure that Premier League matches would still be played every weekend over that period.

Each weekend during the break will feature five Premier League games on the first weekend and five on the following weekend.

To incorporate this, The FA has agreed to move the Emirates FA Cup fifth round matches to midweek. In addition, from the start of the 2019-20 season, fifth round replays will be removed from the calendar, being replaced with extra-time and penalties in the first tie.

All three divisions within the EFL will remain unchanged, with a full League programme for all 72 EFL Clubs taking place on each of the weekends where there is a break.

In January 2018, The FA confirmed that it would more than double the Emirates FA Cup prize fund from the 2018-19 season. This substantial increase on prize money will benefit all participating clubs at every stage of the world’s oldest domestic cup competition”.

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New Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata scored again in the last vital victory against Leicester City at King Power Stadium.

The Spaniard has been serenaded by his new supporters since he joined the West London side, which have a well-known rivalry with Tottenham Hotspur. This is the reason why Chelsea have ordered fans to stop singing their new chant in tribute to Alvaro Morata because “the anti-Semitic language in that song is not acceptable at all”.

“Alvaro, Alvaro. He comes from Madrid, he hates the f****** Y***” sang Chelsea supporters.

As Standard Sport claimed, an official statement from Chelsea’s head of communications Steve Atkins read: “The club and the players appreciate the fans’ passionate support away from home, of course, but the language in that song is not acceptable at all”.

“I’ve spoken to Alvaro about it. Alvaro does not want to be connected with that particular song in any way and both the player and club request the supporters stop singing it with immediate effect.”

Also Alvaro Morata tweeted after the game: “Since I arrived, I have been able to feel your support every single day, you are amazing and I’d like to ask you to please respect everyone”.

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte would like a winger or another midfielder to complete his squad before the transfer window shuts down in ten days.

But after the signings of Willy Caballero, Antonio Rudiger, Tiemoué Bakayoko and Alvaro Morata the Italian manager can be already satisfied and he claims he will be happy even if there won’t be any new signing:

“The club is trying its best in the transfer market to improve our squad but I must be happy,” the Italian boss claimed after the win against Spurs.

Chelsea are after Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater and Inter winger Antonio Candreva.


Chelsea defender and captain Cesar Azpilicueta made his 300th appearance last evening in the Blues' home victory against Man City at Stamford Bridge, with goals from N'Golo Kante...