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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) /

Maurizio Sarri: Chelsea’s Eden Hazard ‘no risk’ to play against BATE

Eden Hazard will step up his return from a back injury when Chelsea take on BATE in Belarus on Thursday, head coach Maurizio Sarri has confirmed.
Chelsea Alvaro Morata Crystal Palace

Maurizio Sarri sees huge potential in mentally ‘fragile’ Alvaro Morata

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri believes a maturing Alvaro Morata can be the free-scoring striker his side needs after scoring twice in Sunday’s 3-1 win over Crystal Palace.
Chelsea Alvaro Morata Crystal Palace

Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata nets two in victory over Crystal Palace

Alvaro Morata made it four goals in his last four Premier League matches with a brace as he helped Chelsea to a 3-1 victory over Crystal Palace.
Chelsea's Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard applauds supporters on the pitch after the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge in London on August 18, 2018. Chelsea won the game 3-2. - AFP PHOTO - Glyn KIRK

Eden Hazard out of Chelsea’s Europa League match with back injury

Chelsea forward Eden Hazard will miss Thursday's Europa League Group L home game with Belarusian champions BATE Borisov because of a back injury.
Antonio Rudiger

Chelsea to offer Antonio Rudiger new deal amid bright start under Maurizio Sarri

The 25-year-old has established a solid partnership with David Luiz this season and scored the opening goal in last week's 2-2 draw with Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.

Marcos Alonso: signs new Chelsea contract until 2023

Defender Marcos Alonso has signed a new contract at Chelsea that will keep him at the club until 2023.
Chelsea's English midfielder Ross Barkley (2nd R) shoots to score their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge in London on October 20, 2018. - The game finished 2-2. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

Jose Mourinho infuriated as Chelsea salvage unbeaten record

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho had to be restrained by stewards in the aftermath of Ross Barkley's 96th minute equaliser to salvage Chelsea's unbeaten record under Maurizio Sarri in a thrilling 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge.
England secured an impressive 3-2 win over Spain in the UEFA Nations League on Monday at Real Betis' Estadio Benito Villamarin.

Ruthless England leave hosts Spain shell-shocked

England ran riot by scoring three first half goals to stun Spain and earn a 3-2 away win in the UEFA Nations League on Monday.
Jordi Alba

Sergio Ramos: Jordi Alba still one of world’s best despite Spain snub

Sergio Ramos has described Jordi Alba as one of the world's best full-backs as he continues to be overlooked by new Spain head coach Luis Enrique.

Marcos Alonso set to sign Chelsea extension

Marcos Alonso has revealed he is close to signing a new deal with Chelsea.

Injured Diego Costa misses out on Spain squad

Diego Costa was left out of the Spain squad announced by coach Luis Enrique on Thursday, ahead of games against Wales and England.
West Ham's Manuel Pellegrini

Manuel Pellegrini: West Ham failed to take chances in Chelsea draw

West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini was disappointed his side failed to take any of their "clear chances" in their 0-0 draw with Chelsea on Sunday.
Eden Hazard

Cesar Azpilicueta: Eden Hazard can match Lionel Messi & Cristiano Ronaldo without 50 goals

Eden Hazard may struggle to match the goalscoring exploits of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, but Cesar Azpilicueta believes the Chelsea forward is capable of becoming “the best”.

Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso quashes Real Madrid return rumours

Marcos Alonso claims to be “happy here at Chelsea” after sparking talk of a possible return to Real Madrid.
Victor Moses

Victor Moses named in Chelsea’s Europa League squad to face PAOK

Victor Moses looks set to make his seventh UEFA Europa League appearance for Chelsea after he was named in the Blues’ 21-man squad to face PAOK Thessaloniki in Thursday’s encounter in Greece.

Diego Costa withdraws from Spain squad for personal reasons

Spain called up Celta Vigo striker Iago Aspas to replace Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa for the upcoming UEFA Nations League encounters against England and Croatia.
Jordi Alba

Jordi Alba: I didn’t expect to be snubbed by Spain boss Luis Enrique

Barcelona defender Jordi Alba was surprised to learn that he had been left out of the Spain squad on Friday but insisted there is no problem with Luis Enrique.
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said Jordi Alba must prove Luis Enrique wrong to get his spot in the Spain squad back.

Ernesto Valverde: Jordi Alba must use Spain snub as motivation

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said Jordi Alba must use the disappointment of being left out of the Spain squad on Friday as motivation to earn a recall.

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during Turkey's ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party’s provincial chairmen meeting at the party headquarters in Ankara on March 30, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - ADEM ALTAN

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