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Chelsea’s worries compounded ahead of derby against West Ham

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The Blues have received bad news just before the match against London rivals, after having the trip back to England from their Europa League win in Greece shifted.

The Chelsea team had planned to leave immediately after the victory against Greek club, PAOK.

But Chelsea could not move as planned as they had to wait due to bad weather reports in England and had to reschedule their flight until this morning.

Chelsea, who have had a 100% start in the EPL this season are now expect to land this afternoon ahead of their game this weekend.

And boss, Sarri will become more enraged that the flight had to be delayed having already complaining about how close the match against West Ham was to the Europa League game, before the delay in the flight arose.

We have to play again in 63 hours, on Sunday morning, Sarri said after the 1-0 victory in Thessaloniki.

Eden Hazard and David Luiz were not involved in all this as they didn’t make the trip to Greece because Sarri wanted them to rest for the Europa League game, with Sarri making 5 changes to the starting lineup in the game.

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The game against West Ham continues the crowded start of the Chelsea season, as they have an EFL clash with Liverpool next Wednesday before Chelsea host the merseyside club in the EPL on September 29.

Pedro is a huge doubt for the game as the coach will be looking to allow him rest after the slight lithe picked up in Thessaloniki.

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Chelsea join race to sign Manchester United target

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According to reports from teamtalk, they have revealed that Manchester United and Chelsea are both interested in signing Bristol City starlet, Antoine Semenyo during this January window.

The youngster has been impressing out on loan at Newport County this season and his displays have seen scouts queuing to watch him in action.

With six goals in the kitty this season for the Exiles, the 19 year old is thought to be valued at £2m with the Premier League giants plotting their moves.

Raised in London, 19-year-old Antoine Semenyo moved to Bristol in order to attend SGS, a college based in Filton.

Loans manager Brian Tinnion and head of recruitment Damien Butt were impressed by the then-17-year old, and after a brief trial period with the Robins, he put pen to paper in September of last year, signing a two-year deal.

In his first appearance for City, Semenyo bagged two goals as they ran out 7-2 victors in an under-18s fixture against Hull City.

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The race to sign the youngster has began and before the end of the transfer window , he might have switched to either Chelsea or Manchester United.

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Why Barcelona are making move for Chelsea ill-performing player

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Why Barcelona are making move for Chelsea ill-performing player

The Spanish side, Barcelona have reportedly made moves to sign Chelsea ill-performing striker, Olivier Giroud.

A report has made it known that the world cup winner wants to leave Chelsea FC as he battles with limited playing chances in the Blues squad.

Lately, Maurizio Sarri has resolved to start Eden Hazard as a false nine in recent matches while Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata are left to watch from the dugout.

It is bizarre to however see that the Catalans are interested in signing Giroud, who is out of place at Stamford Bridge.

But it seems to be a rather wise move from the coach, Ernesto Valverde, who will be keen to bolster his attacking options following the departure of Paco Alcacer.

Also, Olivier Giroud is a cheaper option for the Catalans as compared to Neymar Jr, who Barcelona wanted to resign from Paris Saint Germain.

It is however unsure if Chelsea will allow the France international leave in January considering the fact that they have agreed on a loan deal for Alvaro Morata to leave for Atletico Madrid.

Barcelona will have to wait till the summer to be able to pull the move.

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Real Madrid prepares £88m Bid For Chelsea star man

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Real Madrid prepares £88m Bid For Chelsea star man

Spanish giants ,Real Madrid are plotting a big money move for Chelsea forward Eden Hazard according to various reports emanating from the media in Spain.

According to the publication from Spanish media outlet Marca, Real Madrid are eyeing a move for the Belgian international attacker in the summer and are hopeful that a bid of around £88m would be enough to prise him away from Stamford Bridge.

The Belgian has less than 18 months on his current deal with Chelsea and the Premier League giants have not been able to tie him down to a new contract.

The Blues risk losing him for free in the summer of 2020 if Eden Hazard does not sign a new contract at the club meaning that they might need to sell him this summer.

Hazard has already talked up the idea of signing for the Spanish La Liga outfit adding that it would be a dream move for him.

The talisman has grown to become the star player in the Chelsea team since he joined the club from French Ligue 1 giants Lille during the summer of 2012 shortly after the Blues won the Champions League via a penalty shootout win over German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.

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