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Next season Chelsea will not take part in the Champions League and this fact could affect the chance of the Blues of signing top players during the next summer transfer window.

However, defender Cesar Azpilicueta is not worried about this issue: “Of course big players will still want to come to Chelsea because we win lots of silverware,” the Spaniard told the Evening Standard. “I have no doubt that the club will get a squad that can compete to win for trophies. I am sure that will happen.”

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Chelsea defeated Manchester United today and they won the Under-18 Premier League title as they did in 2017.

The Blues won the National Final 3-0 with goals from Dujon Sterling, Billy Gilmour and Tariq Lamptey.

For the first time in history, Jody Morris‘ side complete a “Quadruple” of trophies as, earlier this season Chelsea also had won the Fa Youth Cup, the southern section of the Under-18 Premier League and the Under-18 Premier League Cup.

The Under-18 Premier League title allows Chelsea to take part in the next edition of Uefa Youth League.

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Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso is thrilled to face Barcelona in the Champions League last 16 and he believes he knows how the Blues can overcome their rivals.

We know they’ve been one of the best teams in the world in recent years, if not the best, and it will undoubtedly be a very tough tie,” Marcos Alonso told Chelsea official website. “I think we’ll have to defend very well and take our chances because, like I said, they’re a very tough team to beat, let alone over two legs. Still, we will prepare as best we can and give it a shot, and we’ll see how the tie unfolds. The general consensus has been that it’s better to be at home in the second leg, but I don’t think it matters much. Obviously, it will be important to acquit ourselves well on home turf in the first leg so that we’re in with a good chance going to the Camp Nou, which is a very difficult place to win.”

Also, Marcos Alonso claimed that the fact Chelsea won the Premier League last season, made him desire to win a trophy also on European stage.

Yes, of course,” Alonso responded, when asked if last season’s title triumph has inspired him to want to achieve even more. “Especially considering how hard it will be for us to win the Premier League at this point. The whole team are raring to do well in the Champions League and we’re looking forward to a fantastic tie against Barça. Now that I know how amazing it feels to win an important trophy such as the Premier League, I’m hungry for more. This year we’ll fight until the end.”

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Chelsea captain Gary Cahill claimed he is tired by the way the Blues are criticised every time they lose a game or things go wrong and not only he underlines the fact that the club have won many trophies in the last few season, but also that the team has found everytime the strenght to bounce back from the difficult moments.

I’m not knocking Liverpool and Spurs whatsoever because they have played some fantastic football and have some terrific players,” Cahill told the London Evening Standard. But you put it into context — we are sandwiched in the middle of those two and yet everything seems rosy there and it’s all drama and a disaster here. It’s been that way a lot of the time since I have been at Chelsea and it does get tiring. In 2016 we finished 10th, then the next year we dominated the league. Things like that stick in your memory when you have difficult times like this. When there has been a down at this club, we have bounced back in a fantastic manner and going forward I see no issues.”
 

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Chelsea captain Gary Cahill features on the cover of the latest edition of Chelsea, the Blues official magazine.

In the exclusive interview Cahill gave to the magazine and part of which is reported on Chelsea official website, the English defender talks about his experience with the Blues.

You realign your goals as you go along, because you always need goals,” Cahill tells the official magazine. “You start off just wanting to play in the Premier League – when you’re young, you see the guys ahead of you and living the lives they lead, and it’s there for you if you want it and you work hard enough. That’s your first goal. Then they keep coming: score your first goal; go to a big team; win a trophy; get a first international cap. It never stops. It’s hard to reflect on things when you’re in the season. I just keep going the way I’m going. But then you look at it: yeah, I’ve been here six years, won six trophies, all the goals I’ve scored and the England caps that go along with it. I see my time at Chelsea from the day I signed up until now as a total success.”

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Speaking to the Evening Standard ahead of tomorrow’s Premier League game vs ArsenalChelsea captain Gary Cahill claimed the Blues are in many competitions and so they can win a trophy even if this won’t be the Premier League as it happened last season.

Let’s be realistic, City have got a massive points gap, but we just need to keep going,” – Cahill said – “There are also other trophies to get so it can be a successful season. Let’s look at the positives and go for what we can go for. Our run over the last couple of months has been very good, but it’s like what the other teams couldn’t do with us last year – they couldn’t do much about the fact we won 13 games in a row. I was looking at Tottenham last year and they kept getting wins, but we were winning all the time as well, so they were probably sat there thinking they couldn’t do much more.”

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New Chelsea signing Davide Zappacosta claims he wants to continue Italian legacy at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues can count several Italian managers and players in their recent history and most of them ( Zola, Vialli, Ancelotti, Di Matteo, Conte etc.) were successful.

The former Torino full-back states he wants to follow the footsteps of his compratiots:

“I’ve noticed there is this long tradition [of Italian players at Chelsea],” Zappacosta said in an interview for Chelsea’s matchday programme ahead of the game with Manchester City on Saturday.

“I just hope that, like my predecessors from Italy, I can make my mark at Chelsea and win some trophies. That would be a dream come true for me.”

“I am convinced I am well suited to the style of football in England, probably even more so than Italian football.

“There is more space because the intensity is higher and the game is much quicker, so I can look to exploit that.”

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Alvaro Morata joined Chelsea last summer and had a quick adaptation in England, scoring 6 goals in 6 Premier League games, but former Blues striker Fernando Torres revealed he was ready to help him

Torres didn’t make a great impact at Chelsea– not fulfilling all the expectations after his £ 60m record signing in 2011 – but he remained in the hear of many Blues fans and the Atletico forward has got a special feeling for Chelsea as well.

This is why he revealed that he was ready to help Morata in his first months at Stamford Bridge:

“I spoke with him (Morata) before he joined Chelsea and told him I would be always on the phone if he needed any advice or if I could help him,” Torres claimed today before the Champions League clash between the two teams.

“Looking at the start he has made it doesn’t look like he needs any advice at all, already he is playing well and scoring goals.

“Chelsea have one of the best strikers in Europe and I am sure he is going to win trophies with them.”

 

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Former Chelsea manager Glenn Hoddle believes the Blues win tonight vs Qarabag demonstrates that Antonio Conte‘s squad goes very deep this season and this is the reason why Chelsea can compete on four front.

“That’s what you want, competition in every place,” – Hoddle said on BT Sport. – Kante goes off, Bakayoko comes on and scores a goal and looks the part. They’ve got a squad now that goes really deep and they can challenge on four fronts. Probably the Premier League and Champions League are their priorities. But they’ve got the squad now to do that.”

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With his five years at Stamford Bridge Eden Hazard is one of Chelsea longest-serving players.

The Belgian striker, however, doesn’t want to go away and sign for another team, but he wants to stay with the Blues.

“I’ve spent five years here, I know everything about the club,” – Hazard told Chelsea official website. “Even if I’m still only 26 I have a lot of experience now. I started playing at 16 in France so I’ve been professional for 10 years. I like it here because it’s a family club. I have a lot of friends and we all talk to each other. In terms of games and experience I’m one of the oldest players and that’s good. This is my second home and I’m happy at Chelsea. I just want to keep going, maintain this intensity and continue to win trophies”.

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