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WILLIAN

With the transfer rumours continuing to circulate, Juventus are reportedly preparing a move for yet another Chelsea player.

The Serie A defending champions are now supposedly poised to approach Willian. After Mohamed Salah was poised to stay at fellow Serie A combatants Fiorentina and the sale of Oscar was declared “completely impossible,” one would assume that Juventus would try their luck outside of Chelsea’s walls. However, Juventus appear to be on a mission to secure more talent.

Willian has impressed at Chelsea with his high work rate and pace, assisting the Blues to a dominant league title last season. Having only missed 2 matches, manager José Mourinho may value the Brazilian too much to let him go easily.

However, with Juan Cuadrado reportedly staying put at Chelsea, Willian may not be as unsellable as he was prior to the arrival of the Colombian. Juventus may be able to capitalise on Mourinho’s apparent belief in Cuadrado by offloading him with the burden of deciding which of the two wingers will feature in the first team.

While Chelsea are highly unlikely to let go of such a key player, Juventus may be able to make an offer they can’t refuse.

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Chelsea’s winger Willian has expressed his sadness about Brazil’s Copa America quarter-final defeat to Paraguay. The player admitted that he couldn’t sleep a wink after the match.

Brazil arrived to Chile as favourites to win the trophy. In the quarter-final Selecao had to face the team of Paraguay and unfortunately, the scenario from 2011 repeated. Exactly like four years ago,at the same stage of the competition Brazil was eliminated by a team from Paraguay.

After the draw of 1: 1 in regular time, penalty shoot-outs were to decide about the semi-final. Selecao lost 4-3 on penalties and was eliminated.

Apparently disappointed William told the reporters:

“Everyone is sad about the defeat,”

“It was a very long night, I could not sleep. I kept thinking about the game. But we must move forward. Now we must lift our heads as there it a lot more to come. “

 

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FELIPE LUIS WILLIAN

Chelsea players Willian and Felipe Luis are out of the Copa America with Brazil: the VerdeOuro national team stopped at the quarter finals against Paraguay.

Robinho scored after just 15 minutes to give the lead to Brazil but the Dunga’s side wasn’t able to close the match and had a disappointing game, so Paraguay found the draw goal at minute 72 with a Gonzalez penalty.

Felipe Luis played all the 90 minutes while Willian was substituted at minute 60′ by Chelsea target Douglas Costa.

After the 1-1 score in the first 90 minutes the two teams went to penalty shootouts to proclaim the team who would pass to the semifinals: Everton Ribeiro and Douglas Costa missed the penalties for Brazil, while captain Roque Santa Cruz had the only one missed for Paraguay, so La Albirroja won for 4-3 going to face Argentina in the second semifinal next Tuesday night.

The first semifinal will be played on Monday night, between the hosting national team Chile and Perù.

Now the two Chelsea players can head for holidays at the end of a very long season for them.

 

 

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Fluminense have confirmed that Kenedy will be leaving the club this summer with a number of reports linking the highly rated attacker to Chelsea. 

Kenedy has been the subject of speculation for months, and scouts from a number of top European clubs, including Chelsea, Manchester United and Barcelona have been to see him play in Brazil.

Reports in South America suggest that it is the English champions that have won the race to sign the 19-year old who is considered to be the best young talent to come out of Brazil since Neymar.

Should Kenedy join Chelsea he will be the latest of a strong Brazilian contingent at Stamford Bridge, with compatriots Oscar, Ramires and Willian established members of the first team. ChelseaNews24 reported in April that Chelsea were pursuing Kenedy with £8 million being touted as the price.

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According to the latest informations, Roberto Firmino is set to join Liverpool during the summer transfer window. As playing in the Premier League is not the easiest task, his countryman Willian promised to give him a hand in adapting.

Roberto Firmino will join the team from Anfield after completing a medical later this summer. In his 140 appearances in Bundesliga, Firmino scored 38 goals. As a result many European teams got interested in him. In the end it was Liverpool to win the race for the Brazilian.

Playing in the English league differs greatly from other leagues,that is why Firminio’s colleague from the Brazil national team offered his help. Chelsea player Willian has promised to give him a hand in adapting. 

Willian is convinced of the great talent of his countryman but he draws attention to the fact that in England Firmino will have to learn to play again.

“He has quality, knows how to score and he is also strong,”

“They [in England] play a different football, fast and aggressive football, and it is hard to adapt there, but he has everything to adapt. ”

“He will have me and other players, [Philippe] Coutinho, that will play with him, and certainly we can help him.”

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Due to the participation in the Copa America the trio from Chelsea got Mourinho’s permission to skip the post-season tour in Australia. After the tournament they will get some holidays in order not to suffer from the possibile burnout. That is why Jose Mourinho confirmed that they will miss the beginning of the new season.

“The players in the Copa America will obviously need a rest after that. So Willian, Cuadrado, and Filipe Luis will not start the season with us.”

“They will all need a holiday and it is very important for them that they have get a proper rest.

“They will miss the start of the season, yes,”

The Copa America starts on 11th of June with the final match at the beginning of July. Felipe Luis and Willian have been selected for Brazil national team and Juan Cuadrado will join los Cafeteros.

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Enjoy our Chelsea v Liverpool gallery from Stamford Bridger, where the Reds received the Premier League Champions on the pitch with a guard of honour.

Please note all pictures are © Francesca Ceciarini, every abuse will be prosecuted.

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In this sunny Sunday in West London Chelsea and Liverpool played an enjoyable match, a draw (1-1) which have seen the two legendary captains scoring – John Terry first then Steven Gerrard.

As Chelsea hosted Liverpool, they have been celebrated by their fans as long as by Liverpool players themselves. The match faced the new Premier League champions against a team who is chasing an European spot for next season.

The start showed a solid Chelsea team in complete control, this allowed Blues to score with his committed captain John Terry at the 5th minute. A header from corner over Rickie Lambert, Chelsea fans are used to see their captain to score headers.

It took 15 minutes for Liverpool to start playing an offensive and creative football, but after the first difficulties they had couple changes from the right side of Blues defence side. Neither Johnson and Coutinho weren’t able to seal the deal.

Basically Chelsea had the control of the match in the first half but after Terry’s goal they didn’t looks very dangerous in Reds box, so at the first mistake they got punished by the most expected player.

At 44th minute a great run from Lallana forced Ivanovic to foul him and give away a dangerous free kick at the edge of the box in the right side. The ball crossed from the free kick was pushed behind Courtois by the career-long captain Steven Gerrard – completely forgotten by Obi Mikel – at the far post.

The first part showed Liverpool desperate need of a victory, they played an aggressive pressing and vertical football converted in a shiny chance for Coutinho who shot the ball just on the outside of the net.

After 20 minutes of great Liverpool Chelsea took the control again with a dedicated possession, so the pace of game slowed down. Just a couple of great counterattacks not converted by Willian after good combinations with Hazard.

The last part match didn’t offer any emotion a part of substitutions, mostly Steven Gerrard receiving an emotional standing ovation from all Stamford Bridge – after being mocked by Chelsea’s fans during the match.

The result is a 1-1 who allows Chelsea to remain unbeaten for 16 consecutive League games and Liverpool loses last hopes to reach a Champions League spot.

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CHELSEA TITLE CELEBRATION
Chelsea players celebrating their title win. © Francesca Ceciarini

Chelsea captain John Terry took to Instagram to show him celebrating his title success with One Direction member Niall Horan, as him and other Chelsea players took to social media to share pictures of their individual celebrations of Chelsea’s title success. 

The picture also showed Terry with teammates Didier Drogba and Gary Cahill celebrating with the Irish singer.

Blues boss Jose Mourinho gave his players two days off after the London side clinched the title with a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. Eden Hazard’s goal was enough to seal the win and the Premier League trophy, as he tucked away the rebound after his penalty was saved to take Chelsea to 83 points.

Of all Chelsea players, Terry has every right to celebrate – he has played every minute of every game for the Blues this season. 284C9A6000000578-3067269-John_Terry_centre_celebrated_with_Didier_Drogba_third_right_Gary-a-75_1430746803810

Chelsea midfielder Willian also took to Instagram, showing him celebrating the team’s success with his teammates whilst providing a lengthy description of what it meant to win his first Premier League trophy.

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Willian said: “I always dreamed of playing in the Premier League, which is considered the toughest and strongest championship in the world.

“For many years I watched and admired English football. My turn would come, I knew. When I heard the proposal of Chelsea, I didn’t think twice. I knew that in this great club I would fight for titles, I would always be on the top.

Now I can celebrate my first Premier League title. Indescribable feeling! Many thanks to the Chelsea fans, who have always been fantastic with me. The applause for me today (Sunday) will be always in my best memories.

“Many thanks to all the club’s board, coaching staff, all employees. Many thanks to my teammates, who have always maintained a great atmosphere in the team. Many thanks to my family, my friends and my fans for their support ever. Thank you, my God!! Come on Chelsea!!! #Champions #Premier League #Chelsea #CFC”

With Mourinho giving his players a well earned break, Willian took advantage, giving his followers a taste of sunny Dubai as the Brazilian jetted off to relax after a brilliant season in the Chelsea midfield.

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Chelsea still have three games to go this season, playing Liverpool on Sunday at Stamford Bridge, then West Brom at the Hawthorns on 18th May, before facing Sunderland at home on the last day of the season (24th May).

 

 

 

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Douglas Costa
Douglas Costa has been a key man for Shaktar this season

Chelsea are lining up Brazilians Douglas Costa and Luiz Adriano as they seek to improve only just confirmed as Premier League champions.

The Shakhtar pair are reportedly wanted by Mourinho after impressing in the Ukranian Premier League, but the Portuguese will face competition from rivals such as Manchester United and Arsenal for at least one of the two, most likely Costa.

The attacking midfielder will cost up to and perhaps over £20 million, according to the Metro and face stiff competition from Fabregas, Willian and Oscar for playing time should he move to Stamford Bridge.

Adriano is perhaps a more likely deal as he will be out of contract at the end of the season, and Chelsea will need a striker if they are to retain their Premiership title and push on in the Champions League next season as the other Costa, Diego, has had recurring trouble with his hamstring.

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