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Chelsea have announced that Carabao will be their principal training wear partner in a three year sponsorship deal.

Starting from next season, the Thai energy drink will be worn by Chelsea players and staff on all training kit at Cobham and press conferences.

The details of the deal have not yet been released, but Chelsea’s Managing Director Christian Purslow said this in a statement:

“We are delighted to form a new partnership with Carabao which represents the first time a football club has welcomed a new partner as its training wear sponsor.

“We are confident that adding Carabao to our family of global partners will, under Financial Fair Play rules, further enhance our competitiveness on the field while growing our popularity still further in Thailand where the club has always enjoyed incredible support.”

Sathien Setthasit, the chairman and chief executive of Carabao Group PLC, said this:

“I feel delighted to be a part of the Chelsea family. For the past ten years Chelsea has been one of the greatest teams in the Premier League.

“We are looking to expand into the world market and have found Chelsea to be a good partner to take us worldwide. I believe the partnership between Chelsea and Carabao will take us to the world and help us become very famous from now on.”

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champions league draw

Today Champions League 2015/2016 draw for group stage will be hold in Monaco, at 17.45 local time, 16.45 in the UK.

But Chelsea and European football fans are all around the world, so here it is the time of UCL draw for all the different locations worldwide provided by UEFA:


UCL draw times

You can read about the Champions League draw modality HERE.

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Chelsea will play New York City Red Bulls tonight in their first friendly match of the pre-season, also the first of International Champions Cup tournament for the Blues.

The game will be played at the Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey,  and will kick off at 1.10am (UK time) on Thursday 23 July.

The friendly will be broadcasted live on Chelsea TV in the UK, Canal Plus in the USA, ESPN Deportes in the USA and Americas, Esporte Interativo in Brazil,  Direct TV in South America, Televisa and Sky Mexico in Central America, Sport TV in Portugal, Mediaset Premium in Italy, BeIn in France, TV3 and Prisa in Spain, Eredivisie in the Netherlands, RDS in Romania and Hungary, Belgacom in Belgium, DIGI in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, BTV in Bulgaria, DigitalB in Albania, Arena in the Balkans, SBD Discovery in Scandinavia, Forthnet in Greece, Cyta in Cyprus, Dogan Group in Turkey, Go in Malta, Star India in India, LETV in China, Jsports in Japan, SCTV group in Indonesia, PPTV in Thailand, BeIN in MENA and North Africa, Star Times in SubSaharan Africa.

For complete list of broadcasters, follow this link:



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Leicester City have sacked three players after they were seen in a racist sex tape taken on the club’s tour of Thailand.

21-year old striker Tom Hooper, 22-year goalkeeper Adam Smith and 22-year old defender James Pearson – the son of manager Nigel Pearson – have all been released after the video, which was leaked by the Sunday Mirror in late May, showed the trio racially abusing Thai women whilst having an orgy with them.

The video, which was sent to friends back in the UK, shows the players using terms such as “minging,” “slit eye” and “1 out of 10”.

The players involved later apologised for the incident, which received heavy criticism from many Leicester fans.

The incident occurred whilst the club were on a “goodwill” tour of the Thaliand, the home country of the club’s owners, father and son Vichai and Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha.

In a statement, Leicester said:

“Leicester City Football Club is acutely aware of its position, and that of its players, as a representative of the city of Leicester, the Premier League, the Football Association and the club’s supporters.

“It is committed to promoting a positive message of community and family values and equality, and to upholding the standards expected of a club with its history, tradition and aspirations.”

Out of all three players, only Pearson has made an appearance for the first team. His sole outing came in the League Cup defeat to Shrewsbury last season. His father, Nigel, is a patron for the Show Racism the Red Card organisation.

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Speaking to Chelsea website one of the Blues best talents, Dominic Solanke, analysed the season that just ended, focusing on the Youth teams triumphs.

To define the campaign, he started like this:

“It’s been brilliant,”

“Last season was good for me with winning the Youth Cup and the European Championships with England Under-17s, but this season has been even better.

“The Youth League was a competition we all wanted to win, it’s only been running two years so to win it in its second year was very good for us.

“It’s amazing to have been crowned the best Under-19 team in Europe. We got to sample a lot of different places and cultures in the tournament, and to come out on top shows the level we’re at.

“I’ll never forget making my first-team debut. It was an amazing opportunity for me to go out and play in front of all of those supporters. I can only learn from that type of experience. I was the youngest ever player to do it for the club as well so I was really pleased.”

Solanke impressed this season scoring 41 goals across all competitions, including in the FA Youth Cup final.

Tammy Abraham is another very striker in Chelsea Academy and has also been extremely prolific in the last campaign: Solanke admits their healthy rivalry brings the best out of both players.

“I got around 20 goals last season and everybody was telling me I’d have to do the same, but I managed get double it so it’s been a really good season for me. Everyone in football is competitive and the fact myself and Tammy are both scoring helps push us both on”

Solanke travelled with the first team in the post-season tour in Thailand and Australia: he also managed to score the winner against Thailand-All Stars in Bangkok:

“When the season finished I was told I’d be going on the trip and it was a chance for me to impress”

“I managed to score against the Thailand All-Stars and it was the winning goal, so that was good for me”

“It was the best time to impress because there weren’t so many of the first-team players there and we all managed to get some game time. When those opportunities come along you have to take them.”

Solanke had the chance to play with footballers like Diego Costa, Loic Remy and Eden Hazard and he was impressed by their really welcoming behavior towards the youngsters:

“Having people you know here helps you because you feel more comfortable and you can speak to them whenever you need to, but all the first-team players have been really helpful”

“They’ve done brilliantly this year and the experience was an enjoyable one for all of us”.

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Nemanja Matic was a key player for Chelsea last season © Francesca Ceciarini

Speaking to the Chelsea website, Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic rounded up his thoughts on the club’s post-season tour of Thailand and Australia.

Firstly, he spoke about the victory against Sydney FC, with Loic Remy’s goal the decider in a 1-0 win at the ANZ Stadium.

Despite the season now being over for the Blues, Matic has said that the hunger to win remains the same even in friendly matches:

“We are professional football players and we always like to win. It doesn’t matter if it’s a friendly game or a league game.

‘It was nice to see 80,000 people in the stadium so we enjoyed it and we won which is good for us. We had a great time here.

“They are a good team. To be honest I didn’t know a lot about them but they showed they have good players. They played very well and especially in the last 10 minutes they created some problems for us. I’m sure next season they will fight for the title again”

About the tour, which also saw Chelsea beat a Thailand All-Stars team 1-0 in Bangkok, Matic said:

“It was my first time in Thailand and Australia and I liked both Bangkok and Sydney.

“The only problem was the time difference – I didn’t sleep a lot! We are a little bit tired but we enjoyed the trip.

“Now we need to put new batteries in, relax a little bit and rest. After one month, which I think is more than enough time to rest, we will be fresh and have big motivation to go again next season.”

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Three Leicester City players have been filmed racially abusing three Thai women whilst they were having an orgy.

In the film, which was leaked to the Daily Mirror, the three players were seen racially abusing the three women whilst they performed sexual acts on them.

The three players involved were identified as 21-year old striker Tom Hooper, 22-year goalkeeper Adam Smith and 22-year old defender James Pearson – the son of manager Nigel Pearson – who himself is a patron of the charity Show Racism the Red Card.

The young trio were seen lying on a bed naked and laughing in the tape, whilst referring to the women as “slit eye” and “minging.”

It is believed that the video was then shared amongst friends back in the UK.

Following the scandal, a Leicester spokesman said: “We take the conduct of our players at every level extremely seriously and will take appropriate action, if necessary, once the full facts of the situation have been established.

Pending the outcome of an internal investigation, the club will make no further comment.”

Supporters also spoke of their disgust on the fans forum FoxesTalk.

One posted: “Get rid of them, never getting near our squad anyway.”

Another wrote: “Disgusting and inexcusable behaviour, exactly the sort of stuff that gives British tourists a bad name when we go abroad.

It’s especially disappointing given the efforts the owners are going to to ensure we’re a popular club in Thailand.”

The club are currently on a “goodwill” tour of Thailand, with the club’s owners being Thai father and son billionaires Vichai and Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha. The pair have put millions into the club and toiled to establish a large fanbase for the club in their native country.

The Foxes have been in “strategic, international partnership” with the Tourism Authority of Thailand for three years, with the “Amazing Thailand” branding on the back of team shirts.



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Jose Mourinho, Chelsea’s manager and it’s captain John Terry took part in a press conference held two days before their friendly match with Thailand All- Stars.

What was not suprising, the journalists nearly didn’t ask about the friendly match. They concentrated mainly on Chelsea’s plans for the next season and Mourinho’s future.

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Dominic Solanke Chelsea’s Academy Player of the Year was the author of the only goal during the friendly match between Chelsea and Thailand All-Stars. It was the 42nd goal of the season for the 17 years-old striker.

Jose Mourinho made 11 changes at half-time so that the fans gathered at the Rajamangala National Stadium could see all of their idols on the pitch.  Due to the incredibile heat the game was broken up by several water breaks.

‘The most important thing is that the people our happy. To have around 40,000 Blues is magnificent. We felt the responsibility to win – we cannot come here and lose.We didn’t bring some of our important players but the kids did well.’ said Mourinho after the match.

Chelsea XI: Cech (c); Aina, Ivanovic, Clarke-Salter, Ake; Mikel, Colkett; Remy , Boga, Brown; Solanke.

Subs: Blackman, Azpilicueta, Terry , Christensen, Dasilva, Matic, Houghton, Musonda, Loftus-Cheek, Hazard, Diego Costa.

Thailand All-Stars: Budprom, Thongkit, Boonyong, Chunuosee, Sumrei, Siriphala, Thongtae, Kornchan, Dechmitr, Dangda.


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