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Werner turned down Champions League quarter-finals chance, say Leipzig

Berlin, Germany | AFP | Chelsea-bound Timo Werner opted not to play for RB Leipzig in the Champions League quarter-finals this August, the Bundesliga club revealed Thursday, even though he is ineligible to play in Europe for his new club this season. Earlier in the day, Chelsea confirmed that the 24-year-old Germany international had signed …

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Premier League’s restart hamstrung by injury fears

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  The Premier League will return after a 100-day stoppage on June 17, cramming the remaining 92 games of the season into just five-and-a-half weeks. A deluge of football may be welcomed by fans starved of live action for three months. But it is expected to …

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‘Turbo Timo’ Werner gives new-look Chelsea goal threat

London, United Kingdom | AFP | When Timo Werner seals his imminent move from RB Leipzig to Chelsea, the German’s turbulent rise from national pariah to one of Europe’s most feared forwards will be complete. Chelsea are willing to meet the 60 million euro (£53 million, $67 million) release clause in …

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Kante stays away from Chelsea training over virus fears

London, United Kingdom | AFP | N’Golo Kante has been allowed to stay away from Chelsea’s return to training due to his coronavirus fears. The French World Cup winner joined up with Frank Lampard’s squad on Tuesday as Chelsea resumed training following the Premier League’s decision to allow socially distanced sessions. But the 29-year-old missed …

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Takeovers that changed Premier League history

  London, United Kingdom | AFP | Newcastle United’s sale to a Saudi-backed consortium appears to be close to completion — a deal that could turn the long-time underachievers into a major Premier League power. The potential £300 million ($370 million) takeover will reportedly see Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund take …

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Teenager Billy Gilmour sizes up Chelsea chance

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Billy Gilmour has set his sights on becoming a mainstay of the Chelsea midfield after the diminutive teenager proved he can stand up to the Premier League’s bully boys. Gilmour delivered a coming-of-age performance as his smooth passing and tenacious tackling inspired Chelsea’s FA Cup …

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Liverpool beaten again as Chelsea ease into FA Cup quarters

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Chelsea inflicted a third defeat in four games on Liverpool to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals as goals from Willian and Ross Barkley gave Frank Lampard’s men a much-needed lift at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday. Liverpool remain well on course for a first league title in 30 years with …

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Bayern Munich crush Chelsea in Champions League last 16, first leg

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Bayern Munich crushed Chelsea 3-0 at Stamford Bridge in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday, with Serge Gnabry scoring twice for the German giants. All the goals came in the second half, as Gnabry’s brace was followed by a Robert Lewandowski finish for his …

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Three decisions for Lampard as Chelsea face Bayern clash

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Chelsea manager Frank Lampard faces some big decisions ahead of Bayern Munich’s visit to Stamford Bridge in the Champions League last 16 first leg on Tuesday. AFP Sport looks at three major calls Lampard must get right if Chelsea are to take a step towards …

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