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Chelsea and England defender Gary Cahill believes that England still have a chance in the European Championship and claims it’s still a wide open tournament.

“There are certainly teams who have impressed me but I do think it’s wide open.

“You see the French, Spanish and Germans who are always there, but is there one team that is going to run away with it? I don’t think there is.

“You see how hard teams are having to work, like the French in the second game [against Albania]. It was 2-0 and seemed like an easy game, but it was far from an easy game going into the last five minutes.”

 

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UEFA have decided that next week’s Champions League and Europa League games will be played as they were scheduled.

In connection with the terrorist attacks in Paris, where one of them took place in front of the stadium where was played a friendly match France-Germany, increased fear among sports governing bodies over safety during the games. Even so UEFA decided that the next Champions League and Europa League games will be played as they were scheduled.

However, Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore has confirmed that that there will be additional security checks at grounds this weekend.

The statement said:

“All matches are scheduled to go ahead as planned.”

“UEFA has very strict rules regarding safety and security in relation to the organisation of matches and is working closely with the home clubs and local authorities to ensure all necessary measures are implemented to guarantee safety for all involved.”

“UEFA has not issued directives about travelling fans, it is up to the relevant authorities to decide on such matters.”

Chelsea will face Maccabi Tel-Aviv on 24th of November.

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Chelsea have held their seventh supporters tournament at their training ground in Cobham.

The annual event involved 10 teams, who were split into two groups of five, playing eachother once.

The runners-up from each group then met in a decider for the plate trophy, while the two group winners took part in the final for the main prize, the Kyle Broadbent memorial trophy.

Frank Sinclair’s Y-fronts, named after the legendary goal celebration, were the overall winners of the competition after beating the Jam Tree Blues in the final.

As ever, there were some familiar faces on show at the event, with former Chelsea players Clive Walker, David Lee, Gary Chivers and Steve Finnieston lending a hand as referees.

Lee, who made 194 appearances for the Blues between 1988 and 1998, looks forward to attending the competition.

“I’ve been coming for a few years now and I really enjoy it,’ he said. ‘It’s nice to associate with the fans because they’re the ones who spend a lot of money, time and effort supporting the team, when I was playing I really appreciated it.

“The first three matches ended 0-0 but then there was a 5-0 with some decent goals scored, the standard of football was very good.”

Peter Trenter, the co-vice chairman of the Chelsea Supporters’ Group, thanked Chelsea for their generosity in allowing the event to take place at their state-of-the-art training ground:

“We do it every year and this is the seventh time Chelsea have given us the facilities.

“We can’t thank the club enough, it’s a great chance for the supporters to come down and play at Cobham.

‘The club do their best for us every year by putting the prizes in and giving us the facilities, and they got four old boys down for us as well, who have done a bit of refereeing, signed autographs and had their photos taken with the supporters, so it’s been great fun.”

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ANWAR EL GHAZI
El Ghazi will be scouted by Chelsea at Toulon U20 tournament

According to the Mirror, Chelsea are keen on new Ajax sensation Anwar El Ghazi.

The Dutch winger has been identified as one of the best talents that emerged from Ajax’s youth academy in recent years, and has been named the club’s young player of the year.

It’s believed that El Ghazi will be scouted by Chelsea at the Toulon U20 tournament later this month, where the player will be in the Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid radar too. PSG is also keen on the player, since their manager Laurent Blanc recently praised him saying: “That is they [Ajax] are a special club, Christian Eriksen has gone [to Tottenham] but they now have Davy Klaassen and Anwar El Ghazi”

Also Ajax coach Frank De Boer spent nice words on him: “Anwar is a top professional who wants to be better every day”.

A top professional that can join a top club soon.

 

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