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Chelsea’s Italian head coach Maurizio Sarri watches from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Huddersfield Town at Stamford Bridge in London on February 2, 2019. (Photo by Ian KINGTON - AFP) -

Chelsea’s Maurizio Sarri insists he can avoid being sacked

Maurizio Sarri insists he expects to avoid being sacked as Chelsea manager if his troubled side can put together a sustained winning run.
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Chelsea hold discussions over Maurizio Sarri’s future

Senior figures at Chelsea have held discussions over Maurizio Sarri's future as head coach, according to a report.
Chelsea assistant coach Gianfranco Zola says Monday's FA Cup tie with Manchester United marks the start of a crucial period in their stuttering season.

Gianfranco Zola: Chelsea entering crucial period in the season

Chelsea assistant coach Gianfranco Zola says Monday's FA Cup tie with Manchester United marks the start of a crucial period in their stuttering season.
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Joe Cole: Trophy-chasing players would rather join Chelsea over Arsenal

Joe Cole claims players with ambitions of landing major honours will continue to favour moves to Chelsea over their London rivals Arsenal.
Former Cameroon and Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o has reacted to Chelsea's 6-0 defeat to Manchester City on Sunday.

Samuel Eto’o: Chelsea can recover from Manchester City defeat

Former Cameroon and Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o has reacted to Chelsea's 6-0 defeat to Manchester City on Sunday.
Chelsea’s Spanish defender Cesar Azpilicueta (L) vies with Manchester City’s English midfielder Raheem Sterling during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on February 10, 2019. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP) /

Cesar Azpilicueta apologises to Chelsea fans after Man City drubbing

Cesar Azpilicueta has apologised to Chelsea fans after their humiliating 6-0 defeat by Manchester City, describing it as one of the lowest points in his professional career.
Chelsea’s Italian head coach Maurizio Sarri watches from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Huddersfield Town at Stamford Bridge in London on February 2, 2019. (Photo by Ian KINGTON - AFP) -

Unwanted records put Maurizio Sarri in Chelsea’s familiar firing line

Chelsea are making a nasty habit of breaking records for the wrong reasons under Maurizio Sarri, with time running out for the Italian to avoid becoming the latest coaching casualty at Stamford Bridge.
Georginio Wijnaldum was man of the match in Liverpool’s 3-0 win against Bournemouth despite suffering from vomiting and diarrhoea in the lead-up to the match. Xinhua-Barcroft Images

Georginio Wijnaldum: Liverpool’s improvement is clear to see

Liverpool’s transformation this season into Premier League title contenders reflects how much they have improved, says midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum.
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Andrew Robertson: Jurgen Klopp calm despite Liverpool pressure

Liverpool defender Andrew Robertson has laughed off suggestions that manager Jurgen Klopp is feeling the strain after the wobble that allowed Manchester City to return to the Premier League summit.
A television broadcast camera films as Chelsea's Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard applauds the fans following the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Chelsea at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England on October 7, 2018. - Chelsea won the match 3-0. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) /

Eden Hazard debunks rumoured move to Real Madrid, agrees with Maurizio Sarri’s football philosophy

Belgian star Eden Hazard has been persistently linked with a move to Spain’s European champions Real Madrid but he told The Times he is happy at Chelsea and agrees with manager Maurizio Sarri over his tactics.
Chelsea Italian head coach, Maurizio Sarri - AFP PHOTO - Oli SCARFF

Can Maurizio Sarri take solace in Pep Guardiola’s slow start at Manchester City?

Pep Guardiola and Maurizio Sarri share a mutual admiration and style of play, but as Chelsea visit Manchester City on Sunday, Sarri is also following Guardiola’s experience of a difficult first year in England.
Manchester City’s English defender Kyle Walker (2L), Manchester City’s English midfielder Raheem Sterling (3R) and Manchester City’s German midfielder Ilkay Gundogan (R) applaud the fans following during the English Premier League football match between Everton and Manchester City at Goodison Park in Liverpool, north west England on February 6, 2019. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP) /

Manchester City face Chelsea test, Liverpool under pressure

Manchester City face a stern test of their Premier League title credentials this weekend when the newly installed leaders host Chelsea.
Nigeria forward Alex Iwobi has admitted that Arsenal were fortunate to score against Huddersfield despite their watertight defence.

Alex Iwobi: Huddersfield match a must win for Arsenal

Arsenal midfielder Alex Iwobi has reiterated the words of his head coach Unai Emery that his Arsenal side need to approach tomorrow’s trip to Huddersfield with a ‘must-win’ mentality.
Unai Emery

Unai Emery urges Arsenal to improve away form amid criticism

Unai Emery admits Arsenal have no excuse for failing to improve their wretched away record when they face lowly Huddersfield on Saturday.
Manchester City’s Spanish manager Pep Guardiola gestures from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on February 3, 2019. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) /

Pep Guardiola vows Manchester City have desire to retain title

Pep Guardiola insisted Manchester City’s 2-0 victory at Everton proved they are determined to win their title fight with Liverpool as the champions returned to the top of the table on Wednesday.
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Manchester City win at Everton to go top of Premier League

Champions Manchester City returned to the top of the English Premier League (EPL) with a 2-0 win over Everton at Goodison Park on Wednesday.
Chelsea’s Argentinian striker Gonzalo Higuain (C) celebrates scoring their fourth goal during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Huddersfield Town at Stamford Bridge in London on February 2, 2019. Ian KINGTON - AFP

Eden Hazard impressed by ‘unbelievable’ Gonzalo Higuain

Eden Hazard believes Gonzalo Higuain’s first two goals for Chelsea in Saturday’s 5-0 rout of Huddersfield are just the beginning for the Argentine ace, with whom he foresees a potentially lethal partnership in the Premier League run in.
Gonzalo Higuain scored his first Chelsea goals and Eden Hazard struck twice as the Blues moved back into the top four with a dominant 5-0 victory over Huddersfield at Stamford Bridge.

Gonzalo Higuain hits brace in Chelsea’s 5-0 demolition of Huddersfield

Gonzalo Higuain scored his first Chelsea goals and Eden Hazard struck twice as the Blues moved back into the top four with a dominant 5-0 victory over Huddersfield at Stamford Bridge.

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