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Former Chelsea youngster Marko Marin believes the injuries he suffered since he joined the Blues in 2012 from Werder Bremen led to the collapse of his career.

The Olympiacos winger told Bild why he failed to impress during the spell at Stamford Bridge: “That’s easy to explain. At Chelsea I had a strong pre-season, but then I was injured shortly before the season and was out for four months.”

“During the season I came to a total of 16 games. But I wanted more, I did not want to wait for my chance. Then Sevilla came up to me and I went on loan.”

Marin spent last season on loan at Turkish side Trabzonspor and joined Greek giants Olympiacos on a permanent move this summer.

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Chelsea winger Willian wanted to spur his teammates to win next two games against Leicester in the EFL Cup and Arsenal in Premier League.

The Brazilian failed to make an impact in the loss to Liverpool, anyway he wrote on Instagram: “Sad because we lost the game yesterday, but we can not lower the head. We will continue working hard and prepare for the next battle. #CFC”

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Chelsea defender David Luiz believes ‘Liverpool controlled the game in the first half with a lot of possession’ in the last Premier League game at Stamford Bridge, where “Geezer” made his debut again with the Blues. 

“Their second goal was amazing – the Brazil international told Chelsea TV - the first one was a quick free-kick and we must pay attention to this sort of thing because they started better than us”.

“The second half we controlled the game, almost scored a second goal to draw and of course it is not a good night for us but we’ll keep fighting for the next games.”

Speaking about Liverpool’s first goal, David Luiz added: “Normally you have a line to defend the free-kick but they played short and they played quickly, and we didn’t organise the line quickly so that is why they had two or three free players at the back and they scored a goal”.

“This is the Premier League. When you make a mistake and don’t pay attention, particularly from the free-kick, you pay.”

 

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Chelsea are reportedly interested in Burnley centre-back Michael Keane as they need to sign another centre-back in the January transfer window, according to reports in England.

Anyway, the Clarets reportedly drew up a new and improved deal to lure him to the club amid Chelsea’s interest in the 23-year-old, who is currently contracted at the Turf Moor until June 2018.

It is also understood Liecester had a £15m bid rejected by Burnley earlier this summer, but Chelsea manager Antonio Conte will keep holding on in order to land Keane to Stamford Bridge.

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Chelsea are keeping tabs on Tottenham centre-back Ben Davies and seem keen to place a bid for him when the transfer market window reopens in January, according to the Sun on Sunday.

The 23-year-old played with Wales national team at the Euros in France and former Italian national team head coach Antonio Conte is said to be a great admirer of him.

It is understood Mauricio Pochettino considers Davies a key player in the squad and will reportedly ask   around £20m if the Blues want to sign him.

Anyway, Davies’ signature would mean that Chelsea would raise their homegrown quota.

 

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West Ham manager Slaven Bilic admitted his side must improve to avoid a mediocre season this year and believes Chelsea’s disappointing campaign last season ‘was because of being in a comfort zone’.

“Chelsea lost the title in the same way last year – he said – Manchester City lost it last year, and didn’t achieve. It was because of being in a comfort zone”.

“No team can play in the Premier League like that! We are not the kind of team that get away with it because of the quality they can put on the pitch. We are not a team, 100 per cent”.

The Croatian manager believes the Hammers have to learn Chelsea’s lesson if they want to climb up the table in the next few weeks.

West Ham were defeated 4-2 by West Bromwich Albion today and have only 3 points in 5 games so far.

 

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Chelsea youngster Alex Kiwomya has suffered a shoulder injury while playing against Grimsby and was taken to the hospital after receiving gas and air from the doctors today.

The 20-year-old youngster is currently playing on loan with Crewe Alexandra after joining the Football League Two side from the Blues this summer.

 

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AC Milan are lining up a shocking swap deal with Chelsea, according to the Daily Express.

Antonio Conte is reportedly a great admirer of Carlos Bacca, who was heavily linked with a move to West Ham earlier this summer, and the Rossoneri would be willing to offer him as a part of Cesc Fabregas deal.

The Colombian star will reportedly leave the club when the transfer market window reopens in January following his troubled relationship with new manager Vincenzo Montella.

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Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas did not start a single Premier League this season so far, as he only played 90′ in the Blues’ EFL Cup game against Bristol Rovers.

Anyway, his new manager has confirmed he is pleased to see his attitude when in training at Cobham: Cesc is in our plans – Conte said – we all know him on the pitch as a fantastic player but I am starting to know him also as a man”.

The Spaniard has been heavily linked with a move to AC Milan this summer and the Rossoneri are said to be keen on bidding for him again in January.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte tried a desperate move at 80,’ when he put in also the 29-year-old to try to level the game against Liverpool.

Following the Blues’ loss to the Reds, Fabregas wrote on his official Instagram account: “It hurts a lot to be dropping points again but we must stand up strong and learn from our mistakes. Let’s prepare us for Tuesday Thank you so much for your love once again last night”

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Chelsea centre-back David Luiz believes the team need to go beyond the loss to Liverpool and come back stronger as soon as possible.

The 29-year-old, who played alongside Gary Cahill and Branislav Ivanovic replacing captain John Terry, suffered a nose injury after Sadio Mane hit him with an accidental kick during the game.

The Brazilian star wrote: “Sad night for us, but we need to look forward. Never give up”

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