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Gianfranco Zola: Eden Hazard deserves Real Madrid chance

Eden Hazard is an “incredible” talent that deserves the opportunity to test himself at Real Madrid, says Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola.

Chelsea meet Frank Lampard over Stamford Bridge job

Chelsea have met with Frank Lampard to discuss the manager’s role at Stamford Bridge as Juventus prepare to announce the appointment of Maurizio Sarri as their new coach.
Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has leapt to the defence of manager Maurizio Sarri after his decision to substitute the England international against Eintracht Frankfurt.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek: Maurizio Sarri was right to take me off against Eintracht Frankfurt

Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has leapt to the defence of manager Maurizio Sarri after his decision to substitute the England international against Eintracht Frankfurt.
Maurizio Sarri believes Chelsea's season has been successful so far, as pointed to achievements in cup competitions alongside his side's efforts to finish in the top four.

Maurizio Sarri: Chelsea’s season has been successful

Maurizio Sarri believes Chelsea's season has been successful so far, as pointed to achievements in cup competitions alongside his side's efforts to finish in the top four.
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Maurizio Sarri fined £8,000 by English FA for misconduct

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has been fined £8,000 after admitting a Football Association (FA) charge of misconduct.
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Gianfranco Zola: Burnley draw an opportunity missed for Chelsea

The Blues would have moved into third place in the Premier League had they won at Stamford Bridge, but Maurizio Sarri's side were frustrated by the Clarets – whose tactics were branded as "anti-football" by David Luiz.
Callum Hudson-Odoi is set to miss the rest of the season after injuring his achilles playing for Chelsea in the 2-2 draw with Burnley at Stamford Bridge on Monday evening. Chris Brunskill-Fantasista-Getty Images

Chelsea to be without Callum Hudson-Odoi for rest of season

Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi says he will miss the rest of the season after suffering a ruptured Achilles in Monday’s 2-2 draw against Burnley.g
Eden Hazard continues to be linked with a move to Real Madrid and Chelsea team-mate Gonzalo Higuain concedes it will be “difficult to change his mind” if he wants a new challenge in Spain.

Gianfranco Zola: Eden Hazard is Chelsea’s best foreign player

The Belgium international has been at Stamford Bridge for seven years, winning two Premier League titles, an FA Cup, the Europa League and an EFL Cup since joining from Lille.

Olivier Giroud demands important role at Chelsea FC next season

Striker Olivier Giroud said on Wednesday he has been approached by other clubs to play for them next season, but he added he wanted to extend his stay Chelsea.
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.

Gianfranco Zola urges Eden Hazard to set new Chelsea scoring record

Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola is calling on current star Eden Hazard to better his best-ever scoring season at Stamford Bridge.
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 consider Zinedine Zidane, Frank Lampard to replace under-fire Maurizio Sarri

Pressure on the Italian is growing after a poor run of results in which the Blues have dropped to sixth in the table, been knocked out of the FA Cup by Manchester United and been humiliated in a 6-0 defeat at Manchester City.
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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 likens Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea struggle to Pep Guardiola’s at Manchester City

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is still adapting to the Premier League but will not compromise on his style of play, much like Pep Guardiola did at Manchester City when he first arrived in England, the London club’s assistant Coach Gianfranco Zola, said.
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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Gianfranco Zola: Gonzalo Higuain can handle big expectations at Chelsea

Gianfranco Zola believes Gonzalo Higuain has arrived at Chelsea at a perfect time in his career and backed him to improve the team's impotent attack.
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Chelsea’s Victor Moses joins Fenerbahce on 18-month loan

Chelsea's Victor Moses has completed his move to Fenerbahce on an 18-month loan deal.
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Gianfranco Zola expects Gonzalo Higuain to make flying start at Chelsea

Chelsea assistant manager Gianfranco Zola has backed Gonzalo Higuain to make an instant impact at Stamford Bridge as the Argentina striker prepares for his debut this weekend.
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Niko Kovac confirms Bayern Munich interest in Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi

Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac has confirmed that his club are following the progress of Chelsea's Callum Hudson-Odoi, while refusing to state whether a transfer bid had been filed.

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