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My Dad Sold His Car For Me To Join Chelsea – Aina

  Super Eagles ace defender, Ola Aina, has revealed how his parents made him to become a successful footballer. Aina, who won a bronze medal for Nigeria at the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt, disclosed that his father had to sell his car while driving him to Chelsea so as to make sure that he succeeds in his endeavour. “The car just stopped in the middle of Vauxhall (in central London), and we were just stranded and needed money to get there. “My dad sold the car on the spot and then he puts me on the train. He came on the train with me because I hadn’t [Read]

UCL: Lampard To Start Young Players Against Valencia Clash

  Frank Lampard said he “believed and trusted” in striker Tammy Abraham as he prepared to unleash his young players against Valencia in Chelsea’s Champions League opener on Tuesday. Abraham, 21, scored a hat-trick in a 5-2 win at Wolves on Saturday but his form has come as no surprise to Lampard. “I never had clear expectations for him apart from the fact that I believed in him and trusted him,” he said at a press conference on Monday at Chelsea’s training base. “I know a lot was made of the (transfer) ban giving opportunities for young players. But I thought now was his time.” As for the possibility of [Read]

JUST IN: Manchester United Tear Chelsea Apart At Old Trafford in EPL Clash [SEE FULL STATS]

Marcus Rashford’s double helped rampant Manchester United start the new season with a bang as Chelsea capitulated in Frank Lampard’s first match in charge. The Premier League kept the most eagerly anticipated of the opening weekend to last as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer started the Reds’ latest transitional season against a side buoyed by the appointment of a club great. Lampard’s side were on top for large patches but ended up being blown away at Old Trafford, where Rashford’s double complemented goals from Anthony Martial and debutant Daniel James as United’s curtain-raiser ended in a dream 4-0 victory. Solskjaer will be first to admit the display was far from perfect, but this win [Read]

BREAKING: David Luiz completes £8m Arsenal transfer from Chelsea

Confirmation of the Brazilian’s move from London rivals Chelsea – worth a reported £8m fee – has come via the club’s official website as well as social media channels, thus making him the sixth signing of the summer transfer window.   He joins Gabriel Martinelli, William Saliba, Dani Ceballos, Nicolas Pepe and Kieran Tierney as the new faces at the north London outfit since the end of last season. It’s understood that Luiz has signed a two-year deal at the Emirates Stadium and will challenge Sokratis, Calum Chambers, Rob Holding, Konstantinos Mavropanos and Shkodran Mustafi for a centre-back spot under Unai Emery.   This deal also marks a reunion between [Read]

WOW! Chelsea stars celebrate UEL victory with Olamide’s song ‘Wo’ [SEE VIDEO]

Europa League winners Antonio Rudiger and Emerson celebrated their victory over Arsenal dancing to Olamide’s song ‘Wo’. The Blues thrashed fellow Premier League outfit Arsenal 4-1 at the Baku Olympic Stadium to claim their second UEL title, having won their very first title in 2013. Real Madrid bound Eden Hazard scored twice, while Pedro and Olivier Giroud also scored a goal each to render Alex Iwobi’s lone strike for the Gunners a mere consolation. Though, the 26-year-old German was not part of the team that who helped Maurizio Sarri win his first title for the Stamford Bridge side in his first season at the club. But he could not hide [Read]

JUST IN: Hazard Hits Two As Chelsea Maul Arsenal 4-1 to Seal UEL Title

BAKU – Eden Hazard scored twice in what was likely his last match for Chelsea to fire his team to a 4-1 victory over Arsenal in an all-English Europa League final in Baku on Wednesday. Olivier Giroud broke the deadlock just after half-time before Pedro Rodriguez doubled Chelsea’s lead. Hazard converted a penalty to make it 3-0 and then wrapped up victory with his second goal following a fine consolation strike by Alex Iwobi. [Read]

EPL: Chelsea Struggle To Snatch Three Points At Cardiff With Late Winner [READ FULL GIST]

LONDON – Chelsea struggled to get going until late on, and it had looked as though they were heading for another away defeat after Victor Camarasa’s delicate finish early in the second half put the Bluebirds ahead. The introduction of Eden Hazard and Loftus-Cheek off the bench in the second half injected new life into the team and two headed goals in the closing stages did the damage. Cesar Azpilicueta’s first of the season levelled for Chelsea, with six minutes to play, although Neil Warnock and his players were livid the offside flag had not been raised. Then came Loftus-Cheek’s winner as the clock ticked past 90, a powerful header [Read]

#BBN: Teddy-A Quits Chelsea Football Club as a Fan Over Poor results [READ MORE]

The former Big Brother Naija #BBN housemate, Teddy A, has quit Chelsea as a fan following the 2:0 defeat of the club by Everton Football Club today. The celebrity who is a long-time fan of Chelsea Football Club displayed his displeasure at Club through a post on his tweet handler. He said: I’m officially a free agent, I’m looking for a team to support. Tired of whaling over Chelshit!!! 😢😡 Chelsea is currently standing in 6th position on the premiership league table, two positions below the Champions League qualifications position. [Read]

Chelsea Set To Sell Victor Moses At Last, Fixes Price Tag [SEE PRICE TAG HERE]

  Super Eagles Star and Chelsea winger has appeared as a January transfer target for Crystal Palace, the Daily Mail reports. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Moses has fallen out-of-favour this season under new Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri, who took over in July following the sacking of Antonio Conte. However, despite only making six appearances for the Blues this season, Chelsea are believed to want within the region of £12million for Moses. Moses had been a regular under Conte, making 38 appearances for the Blues last term, but has failed to work his way into the regular starting XI at Chelsea this season. The 27-year-old winger had a stint at Palace between [Read]

EPL: Kante, Luiz Fire Chelsea To Victory Over Manchester City To End Unbeaten Run [READ MORE]

  Chelsea inflicted champions Manchester City’s first Premier League defeat of the season as goals from N’Golo Kante and David Luiz handed the hosts a 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge and sent Liverpool top of the table. Kante’s goal just before half-time came against the run of play as the visitors dominated the first 45 minutes, but without the injured Sergio Aguero, City lacked a cutting edge up front and Luiz’s header 12 minutes from time sealed a huge win for Chelsea. Liverpool are now a point clear of City after Mohamed Salah scored a hat-trick in a 4-0 victory at Bournemouth earlier on Saturday. Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri had [Read]

As a Man United fan, I’m envious of Chelsea – Tinubu, as Mikel Visits APC Chieftain

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, on Monday revealed his knowledge of football when Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi paid him a visit at his Bourdillon, Ikoyi home in Lagos. Mikel, who plays in the Chinese Super League, had visited Tinubu to seek his support for Africa’s Next Football Superstar, a talent hunt programme initiated by the Mikel Obi Foundation. But the ex- Chelsea midfielder , who won two EPL titles, three FA Cups, one Football League Cup as well as the UEFA Champions League and Europa League in 11 years at Stamford Bridge, was perhaps astonished when Tinubu displayed [Read]

We Have Mental Problem, Can’t Beat Man City To EPL Title, says Chelsea Coach Sarri

  Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri insists that his side cannot win the Premier League title this season due to The Blues’ mental problem in the race for the title. The Blues are one of three teams still unbeaten in the top-flight, though they sit four points behind Manchester City. Chelsea have won eight games and drawn four, while Liverpool have won nine and drawn three. However, Sarri does not think that his side are equipped to challenge champions City, insisting that there is a “mental problem” at the club as they prepare for a London derby clash with fierce rivals Tottenham. “At the moment, no we cannot catch them,” Sarri [Read]

EPL: Chelsea hold struggling Man Utd to 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge READ MORE

  Ross Barkley scored a last-gasp equaliser against Manchester United to maintain Chelsea’s unbeaten start to the Premier League season. Chelsea took the lead when Antonio Rudiger powerfully headed Willian’s corner past David De Gea on 21 minutes. Anthony Martial pulled United level 10 minutes into the second half, firing into the bottom corner from close range, before finishing off a counter-attack with 17 minutes to go. But just as United were set to claim a rare league win at Stamford Bridge, Barkley pounced on a loose ball in the area in the sixth minute of stoppage time to seal a dramatic point. The draw briefly moved Chelsea to the [Read]

BREAKING: Antonio Conte sacked by Chelsea paving the way for Maurizio Sarri’s arrival

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Chelsea have finally sacked Antonio Conte and paved the way for Maurizio Sarri to replace him as the club’s new head coach. Owner Roman Abramovich has risked paying Conte his full £9million compensation bill with the Italian ready to take a year out if no big jobs become available. NEWS FLAKES further gathered that Abramovich held off sacking Conte to see if a job became available that would save Chelsea having to pay him off, but the club have been left with little choice but to act – despite the Italian returning to take pre-season training since [Read]

Chelsea reject £50m offer from Barcelona for Willian as they bid to beat Manchester United to land Brazilian star

Chelsea have turned down a £50million offer from Barcelona for Brazilian midfielder Willian. Despite winning the league and cup double last season, Barca have concerns that their squad still lacks greater quality in depth and attacking flair, particularly following their shock Champions League defeat by Roma. The Spanish side see the skilful 29-year-old as a playmaker who can add an extra dimension to their attack following the departure of Andres Iniesta and want him to link up with compatriot Philippe Coutinho. Willian’s representatives have been in Barcelona and the lure of the Spanish giants will be tempting but Chelsea have so far shown no willingness to sell. Long-term admirers Manchester [Read]