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Real Madrid move for Kepa Arrizabalaga ‘opens door’ for Chelsea’s Barcelona raid

Real Madrid are considering a move for Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga this summer – which could open the door for the Blues to sign Barcelona ace Marc-Andre Ter Stegen. Reports suggest Frank Lampard is on the hunt for a new shot-stopper at Stamford Bridge after watching Arrizabalaga make a number of costly mistakes this season. Lampard has instead opted for Willy Caballero in between the sticks of late amid the

Chelsea vs Everton predicted line-ups: Team news ahead of Premier League fixture today

Chelsea host Everton at Stamford Bridge in a pivotal match in the race for a top four finish. With the Toffees resurgent since Carlo Ancelotti’s arrival, the gap is now just eight points, meaning an intriguing end to the season. Ancelotti will be in the dugout at his former club after escaping a ban following the confrontation with referee Chris Kavanagh after the 2-2 draw last weekend against Manchester United. Download the

Chelsea vs Everton prediction: How will Premier League fixture play out today?

Chelsea take on Everton at Stamford Bridge in a game that could have a huge impact on who finishes inside the top four and grabs a place in next season’s Champions League. The Blues continue to frustrate their fans with their inconsistency, adding a win over Liverpool in the FA Cup to their important derby victory over Tottenham, which was sandwiched between damaging losses to Manchester United and Bayern Munich. The Toffees

Christian Pulisic delivers Chelsea huge injury boost with star ‘close’ to return

Chelsea star Christian Pulisic insists he is “super close” to a return from injury. The USA international has been ruled out since New Year’s Day with a groin problem and the Blues have missed him badly. During that time they won only five of their 12 games in all competitions and have seen their Champions League hopes left hanging by a thread. Frank Lampard’s men lost 3-0 at home to

Billy Gilmour explains how Harry Maguire roughening up taught him a lesson

Five months ago it was like a scene from Grange Hill as Harry Maguire grabbed young Billy Gilmour like a sixth-former stealing lunch-money at school. On Tuesday night Gilmour showed he had learned from the experience, running the show for Chelsea to send Liverpool out of the FA Cup. Now he can’t wait to repay Manchester United centre-half Maguire for the Carabao Cup duffing-up back in October. “Basically he was

Chelsea 'make contact' with super agent Mino Raiola over Donnarumma transfer

Chelsea are one of three teams who have reportedly contacted Mino Raiola over the availability of AC Milan's Gianluigi Donnarumma. The Italian shot stopper could be sold by Milan in an effort to balance the books with an annual salary of €8m (£6.97m) touted by Nicolo Schira . Serie A rivals Juventus are also keeping tabs on the situation which could create a four-way battle The Blues interest in Donnarumma

Kepa situation 'boiling over' as Frank Lampard is urged to show faith in stopper

Frank Lampard could live to regret his handling of Chelsea's goalkeeping situation which has seen him replace the club's record signing Kepa Arrizabalaga with 38-year-old backup goalkeeper Willy Caballero. Kepa has kept just six clean sheets in 43 games this season and Lampard made the decision to bench the £72m star after he conceded twice to 10-man Arsenal back in January. Since Caballero was given the nod, Chelsea's troubles at

Premier League top four chances latest after Chelsea drop points at Bournemouth

Manchester United will move to within a point of the top four of the Premier League if they can beat Everton on Sunday after Chelsea dropped two points at Bournemouth . Frank Lampard's side led at the break at the Vitality Stadium through a Marcos Alonso strike, only to then succumb to quickfire efforts from Jefferson Lerma and Josh King. However Alonso then struck again five minutes from time to

Expected Chelsea lineup for Bournemouth with Frank Lampard facing injury concern

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has a selection headache ahead of today’s clash against Bournemouth with a number of key players out injured. American winger Christian Pulisic has been missing since New Year’s Day with a groin problem, while N’Golo Kante is yet to overcome an adductor injury. Tammy Abraham has been nearing a return to fitness, and even made a cameo appearance against Tottenham last weekend, but his return has

Premier League's Top 5 costliest VAR decisions to date

In the catalogue of football cliches, decisions balance out over the course of the Premier League season is up there with one of the oldest in the book. It used to be a fairly accurate statement but how times have changed, and since the introduction of VAR into the English top-flight, it may no longer be true. The latest round of fixtures was yet another off-day for the video assistant