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Olivier Giroud has Michel Platini in his sights after moving third among France's all-time top scorers with his 35th international goal in the victory over Iceland.

Olivier Giroud: No regrets over leaving Arsenal

Olivier Giroud has insisted that he harbours no regrets over leaving Arsenal because moving to Chelsea resembled joining a bigger club.
France manager Didier Deschamps has urged Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud to quit the Stamford Bridge outfit and find a new club in a bid to retain his place in the national team.

France coach urges Olivier Giroud to quit Chelsea

France manager Didier Deschamps has urged Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud to quit the Stamford Bridge outfit and find a new club in a bid to retain his place in the national team.
Kylian Mbappe, N'Golo Kante, Presnel Kimpembe and Steve Mandanda have been recalled to France's squad for their Euro 2020 qualifiers against Iceland and Turkey, but Paul Pogba is out through injury.

Injured Paul Pogba out of France squad as Kylian Mbappe, N’Golo Kante return

Kylian Mbappe, N'Golo Kante, Presnel Kimpembe and Steve Mandanda have been recalled to France's squad for their Euro 2020 qualifiers against Iceland and Turkey, but Paul Pogba is out through injury.
Frank Lampard has brought a positive vibe into the Chelsea dressing room since succeeding Maurizio Sarri in the managerial hot seat, according to Callum Hudson-Odoi.

Frank Lampard expected to start three fringe players in EFL Cup

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is expected to start three fringe players against Grimsby in the Football League Cup third round on Wednesday at the Stamford Bridge.
Antoine Griezmann promised to work on his penalties having joked his wife's absence may have resulted in his spot-kick miss against Albania.

Barcelona star blames wife for missed France penalty

Antoine Griezmann promised to work on his penalties having joked his wife's absence may have resulted in his spot-kick miss against Albania.
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Eden Hazard beat Olivier Giroud, Luka Jović for Europa Player of Season

Eden Hazard has beaten former Chelsea team-mate Olivier Giroud and Real Madrid new signing Luka Jović for the 2018-19 UEFA Europa League Player of the Season.
Tammy Abraham opened his Chelsea account with a first-half goal in Saturday’s Premier League encounter against Norwich City, finally ending his 15-year wait for a Blues goal.

Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham reward Frank Lampard’s faith in Chelsea youth

Frank Lampard’s first season at Chelsea remains a work in progress but the emergence of Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham means there are already significant positives to be drawn from the new era at Stamford Bridge.
Crvena Zvezda, Olympiacos and GNK Dinamo are now in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League, with the last three play-offs decided on Wednesday.

Nominees battling for UEFA top award — full lists

The award is for the performance stars across Europe from the last season with Real Madrid goes home with the top honour for the Men's Player of the Year last campaign but new king will be revealed today as Barcelona talisman battle Juventus' top scorer last time out and Liverpool centre-back.
Frank Lampard, after two competitive games as Chelsea boss, has acknowledged that “performances and results will define how long I am here”.

Frank Lampard says Chelsea’s misfiring strikers will come good

Frank Lampard insists Chelsea’s misfiring strikers will rediscover their touch in front of goal.
Frank Lampard

Frank Lampard eyes first Chelsea win in home debut

Frank Lampard admits his first match as Chelsea manager at Stamford Bridge will be a proud occasion, but only a win against Leicester will make Sunday’s homecoming a truly memorable occasion.
Chelsea youngsters including Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount are not ready to playing a starring role in Frank Lampard's starting XI, according to ex-Blues forward Tony Cascarino.

Tony Cascarino: Tammy Abraham and Chelsea youngsters not ready for biggest tests yet

Chelsea youngsters including Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount are "not ready" to playing a starring role in Frank Lampard's starting XI, according to ex-Blues forward Tony Cascarino.
Sadio Mane feels he is just a lucky boy and that Roberto Firmino deserves the credit for Liverpool's UEFA Super Cup triumph, although it was the Senegal star who struck twice.

Sadio Mane credits Roberto Firmino for UEFA Super Cup double

Sadio Mane feels he is just "a lucky boy" and that Roberto Firmino deserves the credit for Liverpool's UEFA Super Cup triumph, although it was the Senegal star who struck twice.
Frank Lampard has labelled himself the worst loser in the world after watching Chelsea lose to Liverpool on penalties in the UEFA Super Cup.

Frank Lampard: I have complete respect for Jurgen Klopp

“You know Liverpool have got to where they have got, and I have complete respect for Jurgen Klopp,” Coach Frank Lampard has said.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard insists he has complete faith in his squad ahead of his first game in charge of the Blues, despite the transfer ban cloud that has hung over the club this summer.

Frank Lampard hits back at Jose Mourinho over Chelsea selection criticism

Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard hit back at Jose Mourinho after criticism of his team selection for the 4-0 loss to Manchester United.
Frank Lampard felt his Chelsea side should have been ahead at half-time, and were later punished for not taking our chances by Manchester United’s efficiency in front of goal, combined with some defensive lapses of our own.

Frank Lampard: I won’t be too concerned about what anyone says

Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard has hit back at Jose Mourinho after the former manager’s criticism of his team selection for the 4-0 loss to Manchester United at the Old Trafford on Sunday.
Cesar Azpilicueta claims Chelsea deserved more from their trip to Old Trafford to face Manchester United on Sunday, but feels the team will come back stronger after the defeat.

Cesar Azpilicueta: Chelsea will ‘learn’ from Old Trafford hammering

Cesar Azpilicueta claims Chelsea "deserved more" from their trip to Old Trafford to face Manchester United on Sunday, but feels the team will "come back stronger" after the defeat.
Callum Hudson-Odoi

Callum Hudson-Odoi set to sign five-year, £100,000-a-week Chelsea contract

Callum Hudson-Odoi will meet with Chelsea to put pen to paper on a five-year deal worth £100,000-a-week as Bayern Munich's chances of signing the teenage forward dissolve.
Laurent Koscielny has refused to travel for Arsenal's pre-season tour of the USA, the Gunners have confirmed.

Olivier Giroud: Laurent Koscielny ‘very hurt’ by unfortunate Arsenal exit saga

Laurent Koscielny may have gone AWOL at Arsenal in an effort to force a move away from the club, but former Gunners striker Olivier Giroud says his fellow Frenchman is “very hurt” by the unfortunate episode.

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