Tag Archives: Chelsea

Pay cuts, furlough or deferrals: what are the Premier League clubs doing? | Football

Crystal Palace have said matchday staff will ‘not be financially disavantaged’.

Arsenal Arsenal continue to monitor the situation regarding player and staff wages and are playing an active role in the Premier League’s discussions. But there has been no decision taken and the focus has been on ensuring casual employees are looked after. All will be paid as normal until 30 …

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Luiz Felipe Scolari: ‘Everything I did as a manager, I learned as a teacher’ | Football

Ronaldo celebrates after one of his goals in the World Cup final in 2002.

Ask any of the footballers who have ever been managed by Luiz Felipe Scolari and they will all say the same thing: Felipão is not to be messed with. But, on a sunny morning in São Paulo, behind his aviator sunglasses and neatly trimmed moustache, he looks relaxed and content. …

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Eight West Ham players in self-isolation with mild coronavirus symptoms | Football

Pedro in action for Chelsea against Everton earlier this month.

West Ham have eight players in self-isolation showing mild symptoms of coronavirus, according to the club’s vice-chair, Karren Brady. In her weekly column in The Sun, Brady wrote: “I am relieved to say they are all showing mild symptoms and, along with their families, seem to be well. But it …

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My favourite game: Chelsea v Napoli 2012 | Luke McLaughlin | Sport

Interim Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo embraces Didier Drogba after their stirring Champions League win against Napoli in 2012.

Eamon Dunphy once described a hectic, high-scoring Premier League encounter as “like watching two drunks fighting in an alley”. He wasn’t being wholly complimentary about that spectacle, but still acknowledged the thrill of seeing two sides cast off any pretence of tactical discipline and go for broke. Dunphy’s phrase came …

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The footballers who have already agreed to switch clubs this summer | Football

Pedrinho in action for Corinthians in Brazil.

With football quite rightly postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic, there is so much up in the air. Leagues will need to be restructured drastically when the 2019-20 season resumes. There is also the issue of expiring contracts, with clubs potentially offering short-term extensions to players who would otherwise leave before …

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English football should prepare for a new financial reality after coronavirus | Football

Ruben Loftus-Cheek poses with fans after Chelsea’s match against Everton in the Premier League 2.

The decision of Barnet chairman Tony Kleanthous to lay off all non-playing staff at the club may look drastic, but he is unlikely to be the last owner to voluntarily lower his club’s status. English football is going to have to press the reset button in light of the coronavirus …

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Chelsea Manning Tries to Kill Herself in Jail, Lawyers Say

Chelsea Manning Tries to Kill Herself in Jail, Lawyers Say

Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst who was jailed last year for refusing to testify before a grand jury that is investigating WikiLeaks, has been hospitalized after she attempted suicide on Wednesday, according to her lawyers. Ms. Manning, 32, is currently recovering, according to her lawyers, who did not …

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Who should play attacking midfield for England at Euro 2020? | Football

While the FA work out whether England will play their scheduled friendlies against Italy and Denmark later this month – or in the continent-wide Euro 2020 in the summer – Gareth Southgate faces a few big decisions of his own. The England manager is sweating on the fitness of forwards …

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Football transfer rumours: Chelsea target Henderson and Ter Stegen? | Football

Following the latest in a long line of excellent displays for Sheffield United against Norwich City on Saturday, on-loan goalkeeper Dean Henderson is reported to have been telling teammates that his parent club, Manchester United, have guaranteed him first-team football football next season although not necessarily as a replacement for …

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Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action | Football

Phil Foden suffered from being positioned on the wing against United.

1) Shaw’s uncertain form is a thing of the past The rehabilitation of Luke Shaw has been a success of Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s reign. A player given harsh treatment by José Mourinho may never turn into the first-choice England left-back he looked set to be as a teenager at Southampton …

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