Swansea City’s Gary Monk wins manager of the month award

Swansea City boss Gary Monk was won the Premier League manager of the month award after guiding the Welsh side to a 100% winning start. A season opener away to Manchester United was not enough to scare the Swans as they breezed to a 2-1 victory at Old Trafford. Further wins against Burnley and West Brom see Swansea second in …

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Oliver BainesSwansea City’s Gary Monk wins manager of the month award

Chelsea starlet signs long term contract

Chelsea have announced that Thibaut Courtois has signed a new five-year-deal at the club. News that will be music to the ears of Chelsea fans, they will be delighted that this young starlet sees his future at their club. Courtois has pushed aside former Chelsea number one, Petr Cech who is regarded as one of the Premier Leagues best ever …

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Oliver BainesChelsea starlet signs long term contract

Valencia try to hang on to Chelsea & Arsenal target

Valencia are desperately trying to offer young forward Paco Alcácer a new contract after he broke into the full Spanish side. TalkSport believe they are in competition with Chelsea and Arsenal to keep hold of their new star. The 21-year-old number 9 has been at Valencia since 2005 and has recently shot to fame. In 2012/13 Alcácer played 20 times …

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Gareth ThomasValencia try to hang on to Chelsea & Arsenal target

Florent Malouda denies Birmingham City link

Former Chelsea midfielder Florent Malouda has sent out a Tweet denying links to Birmingham City following reports that the Frenchman was set to join. His humorous Tweet made reference to the Ice bucket Challenge craze that swept social media: “Just saw another story linking me with a championship club. I don’t know any Lee Clark. Must be ice bucket challenge …

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Gareth ThomasFlorent Malouda denies Birmingham City link

Diego Costa injury worry better than thought

Chelsea fans will have been worried by the news that their new £32m striker Diego Costa was out of Spain’s international fixtures with a hamstring injury. However the Daily Mirror have reported that the prolific goalscorer is hoping to be fit for their Swansea clash on Saturday. Diego Costa is Brazilian by birth but elected to represent Spain after living in …

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Gareth ThomasDiego Costa injury worry better than thought

PSG desperate to steal Strootman from Man Utd

Manchester United were reportedly set to continue their spending spree with the signing of Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman in January. However, the Daily Express believe Paris Saint-Germain are ready to blow their bid out of the water. The French outfit are willing to offer cash plus 19-year-old midfield starlet Adrien Rabiot as a makeweight in the deal. With Rabiot’s contract …

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Gareth ThomasPSG desperate to steal Strootman from Man Utd

Former Chelsea assistant named new Jordan coach

57-year-old Ray Wilkins has today taken up a new role in international management by accepting the Jordan head coach job. The former Chelsea assistant who was most recently assistant at Fulham till February will begin planning for his first game against Malaysia on 11 October. Ray Wilkins had a career that spanned 24 years and saw him play 695 career league …

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Gareth ThomasFormer Chelsea assistant named new Jordan coach

Have Chelsea got the most potent strike force in The Premiership?

United may have been splashing the cash today and it is possible that Arsenal and Spurs might grab some last minute deals, but it seems highly unlikely now that Chelsea will be strengthening their squad. Mourinho has already signed Diego Costa, Cesc Fabregas, Didier Drogba and Loic Remy, and the side looks a lot more balanced (and clinical in front …

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Harry FinegoldHave Chelsea got the most potent strike force in The Premiership?

Chelsea’s Petr Cech to stay or go?

Jose Mourinho has made his feelings clear about who is his number 1 keeper at Stamford Bridge this season. He has picked Thibaut Courtois, who spent 3 seasons on loan at La Liga club Atlético Madrid playing 111 league games. Now though, despite Mourinho confirming Petr Cech is going to remain at Chelsea, will their 10 year veteran be off …

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Gareth ThomasChelsea’s Petr Cech to stay or go?

Champions League Draw – Who did they get?

Yesterday saw the Champions League Group-Stage draw, an nervy few minutes for all the clubs involved who anticipate whether their fate lies in Europe or not. England were represented this year by Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City – four sides who all have potential to do well in the competition. The only big name who didn’t make the cut, …

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Oliver BainesChampions League Draw – Who did they get?

Chelsea transfer target – Roma’s Mattia Destro

image: Calcio Streaming Chelsea are rumoured to be in touch with Roma negotiating to bring £20 million forward Mattia Destro to the Bridge. Despite signing Diego Costa and Didier Drogba, Mourinho may be signing yet another forward before the transfer window closes. With Torres’ departure likely, it makes the 23-year-old Italian’s move over more probable. Destro only started 15 matches last …

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Harry FinegoldChelsea transfer target – Roma’s Mattia Destro

A.C. Milan approach Fernando Torres

Breaking News is emerging from BBC Sport’s Twitter page this morning – .@acmilan confirm they have made an approach to @chelseafc for Fernando Torres – more soon pic.twitter.com/rQT6RMGMLD — BBC Sport (@BBCSport) August 27, 2014 It appears that A.C. Milan are interested in signing Fernando Torres from Chelsea. The Spaniard joined Chelsea in 2011 for a record fee of £50m …

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Oliver BainesA.C. Milan approach Fernando Torres

Frank Lampard retires from England duty

Frank Lampard has announced his retirement from England at the age of 36. Lampard has won an impressive 106 caps for his country and has been a fine servant for the Three Lions. Frank Lampard retires from International football. A fine player, an outstanding finisher and a credit to the game of football. — Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) August 26, 2014 …

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Oliver BainesFrank Lampard retires from England duty
Pictured scoring against Everton here, Eto'o will now be aiming to bag the goals for the Toffees after signing for Everton yesterday.

Everton sign Samuel Eto’o

Samuel Eto’o has completed his move to Everton on a free transfer after being released by Chelsea at the end of last season. BBC Sport have announced that Eto’o has penned a two-year-deal with the Toffees and the Cameroon international will now link up once more with former Chelsea colleague Romelu Lukaku. Everton boss Roberto Martinez said of Eto’o: “I met …

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Oliver BainesEverton sign Samuel Eto’o

The uncertain future of Chelsea’s Fernando Torres

Blues flop Fernando Torres’ future at Chelsea is apparently in the balance due to interest from AC Milan. The Italians have tried to bring the Spaniard to the San Siro on loan, though the player allegedly favours a permanent move. The key issue appears to be Torres’ current wage at Chelsea, which at £150,000 a week is clearly a problem for the Milanese. …

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Harry FinegoldThe uncertain future of Chelsea’s Fernando Torres

Cambiasso nearing move to Leicester City

Leicester City are poised to sign former Inter Milan legend, Esteban Cambiasso. Reports from BBC Sport have suggested that a deal is closer than ever and the Argentinian could be nearing a move to the newly promoted Premier League club. Leicester boss Nigel Pearson has this week said, “There has been a bit more encouragement in terms of the Cambiasso situation,” …

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Oliver BainesCambiasso nearing move to Leicester City

Manchester United agree £59.7m fee for Di Maria

Manchester United have agreed a £59.7m deal for Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria. The Argentinian is said to be undergoing his medical today, meaning the deal could be completed imminently according to BBC Sport.. If United complete the signing of the 26-year-old, it would rocket their total summer spend to in excess of £130m. Di Maria could be involved …

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Oliver BainesManchester United agree £59.7m fee for Di Maria

Samuel Eto’o set to sign for Everton

Yesterday we reported that Everton remained tight lipped over any deal for Samuel Eto’o and now we know why. Last night,  news broke out from BBC Sport that the Cameroon international is set to join the Toffees on a two-year-deal. Released by Chelsea last season and left without a club, there was heavy interest from Liverpool and Arsenal regarding Eto’o, however, it has …

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Oliver BainesSamuel Eto’o set to sign for Everton

Chelsea in control? Reflections on the first week of the Premiership

If you can accept the inclusion of a Monday night into the concept, the opening weekend of Premier League season 2014-15 has come and gone and already every pundit is installing Chelsea as champions. So, shall we just go straight to 2015-16 instead?  Well, no. Because as, literally, all managers and players are saying in disjointed, clichéd unison, “it’s a long …

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Sadie HaleChelsea in control? Reflections on the first week of the Premiership

Chelsea lead race of Portuguese starlet

Both Chelsea and Arsenal are two of the Premier League teams heavily linked to 22 year old defensive midfielder William Carvalho. Portuguese media Abola state that Chelsea have bid £35m for his services. The Angolan born midfielder currently plays for Primeira Liga club Sporting CP and is another successful product of their immensely impressive academy system. For a player who has …

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Gareth ThomasChelsea lead race of Portuguese starlet