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Chilwell injury forcing Chelsea re-think

The news that England full-back Ben Chilwell requires knee surgery and could be out of action for the rest of the season is forcing Chelsea into a rethink of their January plans. Marcos Alonso has been deputising for Chilwell, but with his performances less than convincing, a replacement for Chilwell may need to be found, either internally or externally. Whilst ...

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Clubs queuing up for Arsenal striker

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Clubs are queuing up in the race to take young Arsenal striker Flo Balogun on loan in January. Championship sides Middlesbrough and Swansea City are both in the hunt, but they face competition from a number of European sides as well. The 20-year signed a new contract with the Gunners this summer and is highly rated by the Arsenal hierarchy, ...

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Azeez may be recalled from loan spell

Highly promising youngster Miguel Azeez may be recalled from his loan spell with Portsmouth. The 18-year old was sent to the League 1 side by Arsenal because it was felt that regular first team football would be good for his development. However, after playing 59 minutes in a league defeat to Cambridge United in September, Azeez has not played for ...

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Cup Upsets Involving Arsenal (Part Four)

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Concluding the series whihc looks at some of the times that Arsenal have been on the wrong end of a cup upset. For Part One please click here; Part Two here; and Part Three here. Bradford City, League Cup 2012 In the 2012 – 2013 season, Bradford City of League Two, made a highly improbable run through to the final ...

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Chelsea and United chasing Stoke youngster

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Chelsea and Manchester United are set to go head-to-head in the race to sign Stoke City Emre Tegel, who has been dubbed the next Harry Kane. The striker has enjoyed a meteoric rise through the Stoke academy system, playing regularly for their under-18 side last season, despite being only 15 at the time. He is being compared to the England ...

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Lampard linked with Newcastle job

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Former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is among the names linked with the Newcastle United job, along with current Rangers’ manager Steven Gerrard. However, another ex-Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, has ruled himself out of the running to take over at St. James Park. Following the announcement that the long-delayed takeover by a Saudi-backed consortium had finally been approved by the Premier ...

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Drinkwater offers frank assessment of his Chelsea career

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Danny Drinkwater has offered a frank assessment of his Chelsea career, describing it a “a shambles”. A member of Leicester’s Premier League winning side, he was signed by Antonio Conté on deadline day in the summer of 2017, for £35 million, but he struggled ever to make an impression at Stamford Bridge, making just 13 top flight appearances. Loan spells ...

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Barkley rejected deadline day loan move

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Ross Barkley rejected the chance to join West Bromwich Albion on loan for the season ahead. And now the 27-year old England international must reconcile himself to a place in Chelsea’s reserve side, at least until January when the transfer window opens again. He spent last season on loan at Aston Villa, but failed to impress enough for them to ...

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Premier League clubs top spending charts

Premier League clubs topped the spending charts this summer, with more than £1.15 billion paid out in transfer fees. That was more than Spain, Germany and French sides spent combined, But, despite that outlay, the overall spend was down on last year. The highest individual outlay was for Jack Grealish by Manchester City who was bought from Aston Villa for ...

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Ampadu signs new deal and then heads to Italy

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Chelsea fans, focussed on the arrival of Saúl Ñiguez at the club, and the failed bid for Jules Koundé may have missed the news concerning Welsh international Ethan Ampadu. Signed form League two Exeter City as a 16-year old, Ampadu has become something of a forgotten man at Stamford Bridge, mainly because he has only made 12 appearances for the ...

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