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Pedro Sends Farewell Message to Chelsea after Champions League Exit
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Pedro Sends Farewell Message to Chelsea after Champions League Exit

Spanish forward, Pedro has sent a farewell message to Chelsea fans after confirming he has left the club, with the 33-year-old opting to join Serie A side, AS Roma on a free transfer. His send-off message came just a few hours after Chelsea’s Champions League exit at the hands of Bayern Munich on Saturday night. “After five wonderful years my stage at Chelsea FC comes to an end,” Pedro wrote on Instagram on Sunday. “Thanks a lot to the club’s board, to the coaches and teammates I have had, and of course to the fans: thank you for the experience of being a member of your big family. “I have been very happy here, you have made me feel like home. “It has been a pleasure and an honour to play for this club and win the Premier League, FA Cup and Europa League titles, as well...
Lampard Reveals Decision on Futures of Willian and Pedro
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Lampard Reveals Decision on Futures of Willian and Pedro

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has said he wants Willian and Pedro to remain at the club. Speaking during a Zoom press conference on Friday, Lampard insisted he won’t have issues picking the two players for the Aston Villa game, despite their contracts expiring just nine days after the game. The Blues are currently in talks with Willian and Pedro about temporary extensions to their contracts. However, Pedro is believed to have reached a pre-contract arrangement with Italian giants Roma, which means he might not be available for upcoming fixtures. Willian hasn’t agreed a deal with another club, but the Brazilian is yet to agree on an extension until the end of the season. “We want them to extend their stay and make sure they can see out the season. “I’ve had n...
7 Players Lampard wants to Leave Chelsea Revealed
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7 Players Lampard wants to Leave Chelsea Revealed

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, is reportedly ready to sell seven (7) players, to help fund a summer rebuild, according to Mirror UK. The players are Pedro, Willian, Marcos Alonso, Jorginho, Kurt Zouma, Ross Barkley, and Michy Batshuayi. Chelsea are keen to fund a move for RB Leipzig striker, Timo Werner transfer and two more signings this summer’s transfer window. The Blues are already favourite to land Werner at the end of the season. The West London club is also interested in Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell, and Sassuolo’s Jeremie Boga as Lampard looks to strengthen his squad ahead of next season. However, Pedro is keen to leave Stamford Bridge. AS Roma are in pole position to sign the former Barcelona winger. Willian is also set to part company...
Chelsea Defeat Everton 4-0 to Seal Top Four Position
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Chelsea Defeat Everton 4-0 to Seal Top Four Position

Chelsea charged to their biggest Premier League win of the season and sealed their place in the top four as Mason Mount and Pedro inspired a 4-0 demolition of Everton on Sunday. Frank Lampard’s side won for just the second time in seven league games thanks to goals from Mount, Pedro, Willian and Olivier Giroud in a masterful display at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea, in fourth place, are now five points clear of fifth-placed Wolves and with nine matches to play they are in pole position to qualify for the Champions League. It was a vibrant end to a much-needed week of good news for Chelsea manager Lampard, whose side knocked out Liverpool out in the FA Cup fifth round on Tuesday. Rocked by a Champions League last 16 hammering by Bayern Munich and a series of spluttering domestic ...
Pedro Scores Goal For Chelsea With Absolutely Disgusting Finish
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Pedro Scores Goal For Chelsea With Absolutely Disgusting Finish

This Pedro goal is the best goal you will only see in football and will make you watch it number of time. Pedro just scored this goal for Chelsea. That’s an absolutely disgusting finish. Class. Pedro has just scored this utterly ridiculous goal for Chelsea against Red Bull Salzburg that have send the Internet on fire as many already tipping Pedro for the puskas award for the best goal of the season. This Pedro goal is absolutely bleeping class of goal that you hardly see in football. It is a great finish by Pedro. Watch The Video.   View this post on Instagram   #Pedro just scored this goal for @chelseafc That’s an absolutely disgusting finish. Class. ?,@_pedro17_ ,#chelseafc,#CFC, #thenaijafame A post...
Wenger slams Arsenal for Europa League final ‘collapse’ against Chelsea
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Wenger slams Arsenal for Europa League final ‘collapse’ against Chelsea

The Frenchman has had his say on the Gunners' thrashing by their Premier League rivals in Baku Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has criticised his former club for their “collapse” against Chelsea in the Europa League final. Unai Emery’s side were well beaten 4-1 by their London rivals in Baku on Wednesday. Goals from Olivier Giroud, Pedro and Eden Hazard put Chelsea 3-0 ahead midway through the second half. Alex Iwobi’s fine strike brought the Gunners back into the game, but Hazard scored his second and Chelsea’s fourth from the penalty spot to seal the victory.
Juventus-linked Sarri ‘wants to stay’ at Chelsea after Europa League triumph
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Juventus-linked Sarri ‘wants to stay’ at Chelsea after Europa League triumph

The Italian pointed out that he is under contract until 2021 in west London, as reports of a move to the Old Lady intensify Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has responded to links with Juventus by expressing his desire to stay at Stamford Bridge. The Italian lifted his first trophy with the Blues in a 4-1 demolition of Arsenal in Wednesday's Europa League final. Eden Hazard led the way with a double, with tournament top scorer Olivier Giroud and Pedro also pitching in to take the honour in the London derby in Baku.
Chelsea 4 Arsenal 1: Hazard strikes twice as Sarri celebrates
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Chelsea 4 Arsenal 1: Hazard strikes twice as Sarri celebrates

Chelsea denied Arsenal a route into the Champions League with a convincing Europa League final victory over their Premier League rivals. Eden Hazard's brace helped Maurizio Sarri claim his first major trophy as Chelsea crushed Arsenal 4-1 in the Europa League final in Baku on Wednesday. In perhaps his final appearance before a mooted move to Real Madrid, star man Hazard struck two second half goals to confirm Chelsea's second triumph in six seasons in this competition. Olivier Giroud sparked the landslide against his former employers in the 49th minute before Pedro put a second past retiring Gunners goalkeeper Petr Cech.
UEFA Europa League Final: Arsenal, Chelsea release starting XI
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UEFA Europa League Final: Arsenal, Chelsea release starting XI

Chelsea and Arsenal are set for the all-English final of the 2018/19 UEFA Europa League final at the Baku Olympic Stadium in Azerbaijan, releasing their staring eleven for the match tonight The line-up is as follows:   CHELSEA: Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Christensen, David Luiz, Emerson, Kanté, Jorginho, Kovacic, Pedro, Giroud, E Hazard   ARSENAL Cech, Papastathopoulos, Koscielny, Monreal, Maitland-Niles, Torreira, Xhaka, Kolasinac, Özil, Lacazette, Aubameyang  
Chelsea Release Squad To Battle Frankfurt Tonight In Europa League
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Chelsea Release Squad To Battle Frankfurt Tonight In Europa League

Chelsea have released a strong squad to face Eintracht Frankfurt in today’s Europa League semi-final second leg tie at Stamford Bridge. According to Independent UK, the Blues manager, Maurizio Sarri, released a list of 11 players to start the game. Chelsea head to the game after playing a 1-1 draw with Frankfurt in the first leg encounter last week in Germany. Below is Chelsea’s starting XI against Eintracht Frankfurt: Formation: 4-3-3. Kepa, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Christensen, Emerson, Kovacic, Jorginho, Loftus-Cheek, Pedro, Higuain, Hazard. The kick-off time for the match is 8pm.
Eintracht Frankfurt 1 Chelsea 1: Pedro on target as Sarri’s men impress
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Eintracht Frankfurt 1 Chelsea 1: Pedro on target as Sarri’s men impress

Luka Jovic gave Eintracht Frankfurt a first-half lead against Chelsea but Pedro levelled in the Europa League semi-final first leg. Pedro netted a potentially crucial away goal as Chelsea quelled Eintracht Frankfurt in a 1-1 Europa League semi-final draw at Commerzbank-Arena. Luka Jovic enhanced his growing reputation by scoring his 26th goal of the season, a fabulous header that put Eintracht ahead after 23 minutes of the first leg. But Maurizio Sarri's men turned the tide and Pedro struck amid a flurry of late first-half pressure. David Luiz hit the crossbar with a free-kick and the rested Eden Hazard was sent on after the hour mark to try to force an elusive winner, although the Premier League side remain well positioned to seal their place in the final in Baku. Roa...
EPL: View Chelsea’s Squad Against Burnley
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EPL: View Chelsea’s Squad Against Burnley

Kepa, Azpilicueta, Emerson, Christensen, Luiz, Jorginho, Kante, Loftus-Cheek, Higuain, Hazard, Willian, Hudson-Odoi, Pedro, Barkley, Caballero, Barkley, Kovacic, Giroud, Alonso, Cahill. The kick-off time for the match is 8pm
Chelsea’s Squad Against Liverpool Revealed
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Chelsea’s Squad Against Liverpool Revealed

Chelsea have released their squad that will tackle Liverpool in today’s Premier League fixture at Anfield. According to Tribuna, the Blues manager, Maurizio Sarri has released a list of 22 players. Chelsea head to the game following a 2-0 victory over West Ham United in their last Premier League encounter. Below is Chelsea’s squad against Liverpool: Goalkeepers: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Willy Caballero, Rob Green. Defenders: Antonio Rudiger, Davide Zappacosta, Cesar Azpilicueta, Marcos Alonso, Ethan Ampadu, Andreas Christensen, David Luiz, Emerson. Midfielders: Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Ross Barkley, Mateo Kovacic, Ruben Loftus-Cheek. Forwards: Callum Hudson-Odoi, Eden Hazard, Pedro, Willian, Olivier Giroud, Gonzalo Higuain...
Chelsea’s Squad Against Cardiff City Revealed
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Chelsea’s Squad Against Cardiff City Revealed

Chelsea have released their line-up that will tackle Cardiff City in today’s Premier League fixture. According to Tribuna, the Blues manager, Maurizio Sarri has released a list of 21 players. Chelsea head to the game following a 2-0 defeat to Everton in their last Premier League encounter. Below is the Chelsea squad against Cardiff City: Goalkeepers: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Willy Caballero, Rob Green. Defenders: Antonio Rudiger, Marcos Alonso, Davide Zappacosta, Cesar Azpilicueta, Ethan Ampadu, Andreas Christensen, David Luiz, Emerson. Midfielders: N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Jorginho, Ross Barkley, Ruben Loftus-Cheek. Forwards: Eden Hazard, Willian, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Gonzalo Higuain, Olivier Giroud, Pedro. The kick-off time for the match is 2:05pm.
Europa League: Chelsea’s Squad Against Dynamo Kyiv
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Europa League: Chelsea’s Squad Against Dynamo Kyiv

Chelsea have released their line-up that will tackle Dynamo Kyiv in today’s Europa League fixture at the Stamford Bridge. According to Tribuna, the Blues manager, Maurizio Sarri has released a list of 22 players. Chelsea head to the game following a 2-1 victory over Fulham last weekend in the Premier League encounter. Below is the Chelsea squad against Dynamo Kyiv: Goalkeepers: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Willy Caballero, Rob Green. Defenders: Antonio Rudiger, Marcos Alonso, Davide Zappacosta, Cesar Azpilicueta, Ethan Ampadu, Andreas Christensen, David Luiz, Emerson. Midfielders: N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Jorginho, Ross Barkley, Ruben Loftus-Cheek. Forwards: Eden Hazard, Willian, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Gonzalo Higuain, Olivier Giroud, Pedro. The kick-off ti...
Chelsea squad to Face Malmo Revealed
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Chelsea squad to Face Malmo Revealed

Chelsea have released their line-up that will tackle Malmo in Thursday’s UEFA Europa League round of 32 second-leg tie at Stamford Bridge. According to Goal, Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri released a list of 20 players. Chelsea head to the game following a 2-1 victory over Malmo in the first-leg encounter last week. Below is the Chelsea squad against Malmo: Goalkeepers: Arrizabalaga, Caballero, Cumming Defenders: Azpilicueta, Zappacosta, Rudiger, Luiz, Christensen, Ampadu, Emerson Midfielders: Jorginho, Kante, Barkley, Kovacic Forwards: Willian, Pedro, Hazard, Giroud, Hudson-Odoi, Higuain The kick-off time for the match is 9 pm.
Manchester United Vs Chelsea: Squad List for FA Cup Match Tonight
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Manchester United Vs Chelsea: Squad List for FA Cup Match Tonight

Below is the squad list for the FA Cup 5th round game between Manchester United and Chelsea. The encounter will be taking place Monday night at Stamford Bridge. Manchester United have selected a 20 man list which includes three goal keepers, six defenders, six midfielders and five forwards. Goalkeepers: De Gea, Romero, Grant. Defenders: Dalot, Young, Smalling, Shaw, Lindelof, Bailly Midfielders: Matic, Pereira, McTominay, Fred, Pogba, Herrera Attackers: Lukaku, Chong, Rashford, Sanchez, Mata. Chelsea selected 25 players for the match which includes three goalkeepers, nine defenders, eleven midfielders and two forwards. Goalkeepers: Kepa, Caballero, Bulka Defenders: Rudiger, Alonso, Zappacosta, Cahill, Luiz, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Emerson, Ampadu Midfielders: J...
Sarri confirms two Chelsea players who will miss Crystal Palace clash
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Sarri confirms two Chelsea players who will miss Crystal Palace clash

Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri has disclosed that his side will be without the likes of forwards, Pedro and Callum Hudson-Odoi when they tackle Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in the Premier League fixture on Sunday afternoon. According to Sarri, Pedro has a hamstring injury and the Spaniard will be out of action in the next ten days, while Hudson-Odoi has a slight knock. Sarri’s side head to the game following a 2-1 victory over Watford on Wednesday. “Two problems, the first more serious with Pedro,” Sarri was quoted by Metro UK as saying on Friday in his pre-match press conference. “Pedro has a hamstring injury and I think that he will have to rest for about 10 days. “The second problem was Odoi, it’s not a serious problem but I don’t think he will play in the next ma...
Chelsea’s Loftus-Cheek In Line To Start Europa League Tie
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Chelsea’s Loftus-Cheek In Line To Start Europa League Tie

Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek could feature in the starting line-up for the first time this season in Thursday’s Europa League match against Hungarian champions Vidi, Maurizio Sarri has said. Loftus-Cheek The 22-year-old England player has recovered from a shin problem and is in line for a call-up while Spain winger Pedro has recovered from a shoulder problem. “I have to speak to Pedro. He’s doing better, like Loftus-Cheek. And so I think tomorrow every player is available,” said Sarri. “I have to change five, six, seven players — I don’t know at the moment (how many).” “Maybe tomorrow it’s time to see Loftus-Cheek, I think,” the Italian manager added. “He was unlucky in the last three weeks, after the national team (break). He had a problem. In the last five, six d...
Sarri Reveals Two Areas Chelsea Need To Improve
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Sarri Reveals Two Areas Chelsea Need To Improve

Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri has revealed two areas he wants to see immediate improvement after their 3-0 win over Huddersfield on Saturday. Sarri, who took over from Antonio Conte started off perfectly as the Blues sauntered to a comfortable victory. Goals from N’Golo Kante, debutant Jorginho, and Pedro secured the victory for the west London side. The Italian will face a sterner test of his side’s credentials when they host Arsenal at Stamford Bridge in next Saturday’s London derby. He told the post-match conference, “We have to improve to defend in the other half, to press against three defenders. “We have to move the ball faster. We did it better in the second half, there were more space and time. “It was really hard for us. We were not ready for their situation, f...
Sarri reveals why Hazard did not start against Huddersfield
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Sarri reveals why Hazard did not start against Huddersfield

Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri has said that star forward, Eden Hazard was unable to start Chelsea’s opening Premier League fixture against Huddersfield due his late return to training. Sarri admitted that Hazard will need to enjoy a productive week of training to prove he is able to start against Arsenal next weekend. Sarri made a perfect start to his Premier League career by leading Chelsea to a comfortable 3-0 victory over Huddersfield at the Kirklees Stadium on Saturday. N’Golo Kante opened scoring for the visitors with a first-half volley before summer signing, Jorginho doubled Chelsea’s lead on the stroke of half-time from the spot kick. Winger Pedro put the game to bed with ten minutes remaining, latching on to a ball from Hazard and firing past Huddersfield goalkeeper,...
Antonio Conte Unsure Over Michy Batshuayi’s Chelsea Future
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Antonio Conte Unsure Over Michy Batshuayi’s Chelsea Future

Antonio Conte is unsure if Michy Batshuayi will stay at Chelsea if the club brings in another player in January. Batshuayi scored twice and impressed as Chelsea booked their place in the FA Cup fifth round with a comfortable 3-0 win over Newcastle at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. The Belgian striker took advantage of Alvaro Morata’s absence to produce a man-of-the-match display, but Sky Sports reports Chelsea are willing to pay Roma £26m for striker Edin Dzeko in a bid to bolster their striking options for the second half of the campaign. Speaking after Chelsea’s win over Newcastle, Conte said: “There is a World Cup this summer and every player wants to play to try to push for the competition. This is another situation. “If the club decides to add another player, I don’t know if M...
Singer Olamide Reiterates Fight Against Drug Abuse
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Singer Olamide Reiterates Fight Against Drug Abuse

Nigerian musician Olamide Adedeji aka Baddo, has called for an end to drug abuse following criticism currently trailing his song ‘science student’. The song with the hastag #Sciencestudent is a Young John and BBanks produced track released by Olamide in 2018 after his hit single `WO’ which also trended like wild fire in 2017. to Olamide also known as King of the street, discusses the rising rate of drug abuse in the society. Most of his songs which depict happenings in the ghetto often are trailed with criticism and `Science student’ sang mostly in Yoruba is no exception. The title of the song itself comes from the current trend of youths mixing different hard drugs in various quantities. The YBNL boss in his reaction to the criticism said on his Instagram @baddosneh saying, “Since the ...
Jose Mourinho Ready To Lure Former Charge Willian To Old Trafford
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Jose Mourinho Ready To Lure Former Charge Willian To Old Trafford

Jose Mourinho managed to lure Nemanja Matic to Manchester United from former club Chelsea, and the Express believes he will go back again in a bid to bring Willian to Old Trafford. The Brazilian has fallen down the pecking order since Antonio Conte's arrival at Stamford Bridge, stuck behind Pedro when the Italian deploys a 3-4-3 and even less likely to play in the 3-5-2. And the Blues are thought to be plotting a move for Paris Saint-Germain star Lucas Moura, which could force Willian out. Selecao boss Tite is yet to completely decide on Philippe Coutinho as a starter, which could leave the door open to Willian, who is currently the first reserve, to jump ahead of the Liverpool star for Russia 2018. A lack of first-team football with the champions might force him to consider a move in ...
Who’s Moaning About Alexis Now? Wenger Silences Haters
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Who’s Moaning About Alexis Now? Wenger Silences Haters

Most Arsenal fans went into Sunday’s game against Chelsea with little hope of returning victorious from a stadium which has provided annual nightmares for Arsene Wenger and his side. The Gunners have failed to win at Stamford Bridge since Robin van Persie scored a stunning hattrick in a 5-3 win five years ago. And while recent history at Wembley - which included FA Cup final and Community Shield victories - gave Arsenal more optimism than usual, playing at Chelsea’s hostile home ground is always a daunting prospect for any team. Mesut Ozil wasn’t involved in the game due to a minor injury while Alexis Sanchez started on the substitutes bench despite his wonder goal on Thursday against Koln - a decision which drew immediate criticism from the Arsenal contingent on social media. Wenger was...
Frank Lampard: Chelsea Have The Potential To Go All The Way In UCL
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Frank Lampard: Chelsea Have The Potential To Go All The Way In UCL

The Blues swept aside Azerbaijani side Qarabag at Stamford Bridge last night, with Pedro, Davide Zappacosta, Cesar Azplicueta, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Michy Batshuayi all on target during the 6-0 win. The former England midfielder lifted the Champions League with us in 2012 and believes the class of 2017 have the potential to emulate that previous success. ‘I think Chelsea have the potential to go all the way. Defensively, they are as good as anybody,’ Lampard explains. ‘The structure that Antonio Conte set up last season with three at the back clearly works as they won the title and they have added a few players in midfield -  Bakayoko and Danny Drinkwater give them depth. ‘Everyone is aware, including Conte, that it will be much harder to fight on both fronts, at home and in Eur...
Conte Conference Call After Qarabag: New And Old On Form
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Conte Conference Call After Qarabag: New And Old On Form

First though was his assessment of the night as a whole… ‘It was a good start, a perfect start for us,’ Conte beamed. ‘To play the first game in the Champions League, to win with a good result, to score many goals and finish the game with a clean sheet - I saw a lot of positive things tonight. ‘Now we have to continue, to rest tomorrow, and then start to think about the next game, a tough game against Arsenal.’ Zappacosta impressed scoring an eye-catching goal and providing an assist too ‘He played a really good game but now he has to continue to work to improve. For sure he knew very well my style of football and my idea of football. For this reason, I decided to start with him. He was prepared to play. He played very well. ‘For him it was his first appearance at Stamford Bridge. I...
Fed Govt Summons South African Envoy, Nants Nigerian’s Killing Probed
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Fed Govt Summons South African Envoy, Nants Nigerian’s Killing Probed

The Federal Government has summoned the South African acting High Commissioner, Kenneth Pedro, over allegations that the South African police suffocated a Nigerian, Kingsley Ikeri, to death while he was in custody. It demanded investigation into the killing and punishment of the perpetrators. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement late Tuesday by its spokesperson, Ms. Jane Adam, said it summoned Pedro to protest the extrajudicial killing of the 27-year-old said to have died on August 30, 2017 in South Africa’s eastern Kwazulu-Natal province. Ikeri had been living in the South African town of Vryheid before his demise. The ministry said the Under-Secretary for Regions and International Organisations, Ifeoma Chinwuba, had expressed Nigeria’s anger at the alleged killing t...
Pedro Red Card Correct Decision By Referee Madley – Ex-Ref
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Pedro Red Card Correct Decision By Referee Madley – Ex-Ref

Retired referee Graham Poll has thrown his weight behind referee Bobby Madley’s decision to send off Chelsea’s Pedro for his rash tackle on Arsenal’s Mohammed Elneny in Sunday’s Community Shield game at the Wembley Stadium which the Gunners won 4-1 on penalties after regulation period ended 1-1. The moment of controversy came in the 80th minute when Pedro was sent off with 10 minutes remaining for studs up tackle which caught Elneny on the ankle. This was at a time the Blues looked to be cruising to a victory. Poll asserted it was the right decision even though Arsenal seized advantage to equalize and then went on to win the game. He said: “The Community Shield is always seen by referees as a chance to set the scene for the season. For me the red card for Pedro was a strong but ju...
Conte Frustrated As Arsenal Beat Chelsea To Win Community Shield
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Conte Frustrated As Arsenal Beat Chelsea To Win Community Shield

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte was frustrated after yesterday’s Community Shield loss to Arsenal at Wembley. Arsenal won the season-opener 4-1 on penalties as the match finished 1-1 after 90 minutes, substitute Sead Kolasinac cancelling out Victor Moses’ opener for Chelsea. Conte was denied a double in his first season as Chelsea boss as Arsene Wenger’s Gunners won May’s FA Cup final in controversial fashion. An offside dispute and Moses’ dismissal for diving was the reason for his angst on that occasion and on yesterday Conte felt aggrieved once again. The Premier League champions had Pedro dismissed for a tackle from behind on Mohamed Elneny and referee Bobby Madley ruled Willian had dived instead of awarding the player a penalty. “There is disappointment to finish for the ...
Chelsea Forward Pedro To Return Home After Suffering Concussion
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Chelsea Forward Pedro To Return Home After Suffering Concussion

Chelsea forward Pedro is to return home early from the club’s pre-season tour of Asia. The Spain international will undergo further assessment after suffering concussion and facial injuries during Saturday’s pre-season win over Arsenal. Pedro was hurt when he collided with Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina during the first half of the match at the Bird’s Nest Stadium and he was replaced by Jeremie Broga. Manager Antonio Conte was initially hopeful that Pedro could join his team-mates on the next leg of their tour. But Chelsea reported on Sunday morning: “Pedro stayed in hospital overnight in Beijing for observation, having sustained a concussion and facial injuries in last night’s game against Arsenal. “He will now return to London for further review.” The player posted a p...
Batshuayi Nets Twice As Chelsea Ease Past Arsenal
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Batshuayi Nets Twice As Chelsea Ease Past Arsenal

Michy Batshuayi scored twice as Chelsea hammered Arsenal 3-0 at the Bird’s Nest stadium on Saturday in a Chinese edition of the London derby. Batshuayi doubled Chelsea’s lead in the 42nd minute and then curled in a long-range effort shortly after the break to show new signing Alvaro Morata that he intends to fight for the main striker’s role next season. Chelsea outclassed a tired-looking Arsenal side throughout this preseason friendly and had taken the lead through Willian in the 40th minute, with Batshuayi getting the second less than two minutes later. Arsenal may blame tired legs for this defeat as it was the last of four games they have played on a two-week tour of Australia and China, while Chelsea were playing their first match of their preseason trip to Asia. Chelsea ma...
Davido Celebrates With Victor Moses, Diego Costa, Pedro Others
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Davido Celebrates With Victor Moses, Diego Costa, Pedro Others

Pop singer Davido was present in England on Saturday, when Chelsea Football Club secured a win against Tottenham Hotspot. He apparently watched when Super Eagles’ striker, Victor Moses scored the last goal. The elated singer joined the team to the waiting room to celebrate with Victor Moses, Diego Costa, Pedro and for a photo, which Moses shared on his Twitter page. "What a feeling!So happy to get the win in such a big game.Thankful to score and help the team!Good to celebrate with @iam_davido too #CFC,'