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Frank Lampard leading candidate to replace Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea

Chelsea are in talks with several candidates but Frank Lampard remains the leading contender to replace Maurizio Sarri, according to a report.

Chelsea activate Olivier Giroud’s one-year contract extension clause

Chelsea have activated a clause in Olivier Giroud's contract to extend his deal for an extra year and keep him with the club for next season.
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Mateo Kovačić braces Chelsea fans for Eden Hazard exit

Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovačić has dropped a big hint that Eden Hazard is on his way in the summer.
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.
Manchester United defender Eric Bailly will miss the final two games of the season and this summer's Africa Cup of Nations after sustaining a knee injury in Sunday's 1-1 draw with Chelsea.

Manchester United’s Eric Bailly out of AFCON with knee injury

Manchester United defender Eric Bailly will miss the final two games of the season and this summer's Africa Cup of Nations after sustaining a knee injury in Sunday's 1-1 draw with Chelsea.
Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solksjaer believes that Eric Bailly will not return to action in the Premier League this season.

Ole Gunnar Solksjaer: Eric Bailly probably out for Manchester United’s season

Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solksjaer believes that Eric Bailly will not return to action in the Premier League this season.
Maurizio Sarri is set to decide whether to end Kepa Arrizabalaga’s Chelsea exile at Fulham on Sunday as the under-fire Blues boss and his controversial keeper face a defining moment in their troubled season.

Kepa Arrizabalaga returns to Chelsea’s starting XI for Fulham clash

Kepa Arrizabalaga's exile from Chelsea's starting XI is over after one match with the goalkeeper restored for Sunday's clash with Fulham.
Chelsea’s Pedro celebrates scoring their opener. Paul Childs-Action Images via Reuters

Chelsea damage Tottenham’s tittle chase

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri made goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga “pay” for his “big mistake” by dropping him before the team cast aside an air of crisis with a thoroughly deserved win over Tottenham.
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Maurizio Sarri struggles to spark misfiring Chelsea

Maurizio Sarri must solve Chelsea’s striker crisis as his spluttering side bid to get back on track against Newcastle on Saturday.
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Mateo Kovacic interested in extending Chelsea stay

Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic says he could "imagine" himself staying with the Blues for the long term.
N'Golo Kante

N’Golo Kante told to improve tactically as part of Maurizio Sarri-ball switch at Chelsea

Maurizio Sarri has challenged N’Golo Kante to improve tactically after being asked to fill a different role for Chelsea this season.
Chelsea were not at their best but were able to see off the threat of Fulham. Photo by Craig Mercer-MB Media-Getty Images

Chelsea weather Fulham storm to win West London Derby

Goals from Pedro and Ruben Loftus-Cheek at either end of the match were enough to see Chelsea past Fulham in a 2-0 win in the West London Derby.

Maurizio Sarri: Chelsea must overcome ‘mental problem’ before Tottenham clash

Maurizio Sarri has warned his Chelsea players that they must overcome their recent "mental problem" if they want to beat Tottenham.
Barcelona have confirmed Ivan Rakitic has been diagnosed with a hamstring injury.

Barcelona confirm Ivan Rakitic hamstring injury

Rakitic was substituted midway through the second half of Croatia's 3-2 Nations League win against Spain, in which Tin Jedvaj scored a late winner.
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Michael Ballack: Ruben Loftus-Cheek good enough for leading Chelsea role

Ruben Loftus-Cheek was told as a youngster to "watch Michael Ballack" in Chelsea's academy at Cobham Training Ground and the legendary former midfielder believes the 22-year-old is into the final stages of proving "he can play a good role in a big team".
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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.
The England and Croatia players walk off after a fairly uneventful Nations League draw in Rijeka. Eddie Keogh for The FA-REX-Shutterstock

Croatia and England play out goalless stalemate in empty stadium

Croatia and England drew 0-0 in the UEFA Nations League as a surreal match in front of an empty stadium in Rijeka produced only a handful of chances but gave both teams their first point.
Chelsea's Ross Barkley

Maurizio Sarri: Chelsea’s Ross Barkley on way to becoming ‘great player’

Maurizio Sarri said Ross Barkley is on course to become a "great player" for Chelsea and England after he had a goal and an assist in the 3-0 win over Southampton.

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Nigerian-American filmmaker Julius Onah examines racism, prejudice and stereotypes in new thought provoking film, ‘Luce’.

Nigerian-American filmmaker explores racism in Hollywood film ‘Luce’

Nigerian-American filmmaker Julius Onah examines racism, prejudice and stereotypes in new thought provoking film, ‘Luce’.
Taiwo Awoniyi

Taiwo Awoniyi admits sadness at AFCON snub

Liverpool forward Taiwo Awoniyi has admitted his sadness at being snubbed for Nigeria’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations campaign.
Prominent traditional ruler in Osun State, the Orangun of Oke-Ila Orangun, Oba Adedokun Abolarin, has said that Nigeria has not experienced genuine democracy despite its 20 years of uninterrupted democratic rule.

June 12: No true democracy in Nigeria – Osun monarch

Prominent traditional ruler in Osun State, the Orangun of Oke-Ila Orangun, Oba Adedokun Abolarin, has said that Nigeria has not experienced genuine democracy despite its 20 years of uninterrupted democratic rule.
Superstar actress, Adesua Etomi-Wellington displayed excellent martial arts skills in the intense trailer for new film, ‘Muna’.

Adesua Etomi-Wellington shines in new action film ‘Muna’

Superstar actress Adesua Etomi-Wellington displayed excellent martial arts skills in the intense trailer for new film, ‘Muna’.
Nigeria skipper John Obi Mikel says that his return to international football was in accord with the discussion he had with coach Gernot Rohr, in which they agreed that he would only come back when he feels he is ready to give his very best again.

AFCON: Mikel Obi hails great atmosphere in Eagles’ Ismailia Camp

Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi has hailed the great atmosphere in the team ahead of Nigeria’s opening game of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations next week Saturday.