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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.
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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.
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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.
Chelsea's English midfielder Ross Barkley (L) vies with Southampton's Italian striker Manolo Gabbiadini during the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Chelsea at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England on October 7, 2018. Glyn KIRK / AFP

Maurizio Sarri’s Ross Barkley call rewarded as Chelsea beat Southampton

Maurizio Sarri has got little wrong in the three months since he was appointed Chelsea head coach and the Italian was in credit again after starting Ross Barkley in a 3-0 Premier League victory at Southampton on Sunday.
Liverpool's Scottish defender Andrew Robertson (2l) heads the ball away during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge in London on September 29, 2018. Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS - AFP

Three things we learned from Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool

Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge struck a spectacular late equaliser as two of the Premier League's top three shared the points in a 1-1 draw at Chelsea on Saturday.
Chelsea were denied their sixth successive Premier League win as London rivals West Ham held them to a 0-0 draw at the London Stadium

Chelsea frustrated by determined West Ham in goalless draw

Chelsea were denied their sixth successive Premier League win as London rivals West Ham held them to a 0-0 draw at the London Stadium.
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Mateo Kovacic: I still watch Paul Scholes to improve

Chelsea's Mateo Kovacic says he still watches videos of former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes to help him improve.
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 left out of Chelsea squad to face PAOK in Europa League

Eden Hazard is not part of the Chelsea squad travelling to Greece to play PAOK in the Europa League on Thursday.
Chelsea's Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard (C) vies with Bournemouth's Norwegian striker Joshua King during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge in London on September 1, 2018. Ian KINGTON - AFP

Eden Hazard impressed by Maurizio Sarri but coy over future

Eden Hazard admits he is enjoying playing for new Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri, but the Belgium star remains coy over his future plans.
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Eden Hazard: Maurizio Sarri style ‘completely different’ from Antonio Conte or Jose Mourinho

Chelsea forward Eden Hazard has taken a swipe at the football played under Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho, insisting he is enjoying the style of Maurizio Sarri.
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Maurizio Sarri surprised by Rafa Benitez’s tactics in Chelsea’s victory at Newcastle

Chelsea maintained their perfect start to the season with a 2-1 victory at St James' Park, but left it late to secure the win against a deep-lying Newcastle side.

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