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- Sat, 27 Nov 2021 22:30:09 +0000: How Tuchel used pain of Juventus defeat to refine his Chelsea approach | David Hytner - Chelsea | The Guardian
Soul-searching in the aftermath of Juventus setback has reinvigorated Chelsea with Manchester United next up
“It was a moment to shake things up but not in a crazy way,” Thomas Tuchel says, looking back on the fallout from Chelsea’s 1-0 Champions League defeat at Juventus on 29 September. And yet it was certainly in a forensic way, heavy on soul-searching and argument. So perhaps a little crazy? “It’s not about being super angry or blaming somebody but it was the moment to turn every stone and this is what we did for the next days in the coaching office,” the manager adds.
“To find the mix between being honest and critical but also supportive, to show a way out of this in which we believe and which suits us. With the help of the team, with the openness of the team and the mentality, we did it.”Continue reading...
- Sat, 27 Nov 2021 20:00:07 +0000: Cobham calling: Chelsea’s academy is colonising the Premier League | Jonathan Liew - Chelsea | The Guardian
Frank Lampard and now Thomas Tuchel have helped create perfect conditions for homegrown players to flourish
There was Josh McEachran and Ola Aina. There was Dominic Solanke and Gaël Kakuta. There was the season under Maurizio Sarri when he did not give a single debut to an academy player. There was the Chelsea manager who argued in a presentation to the technical director, Michael Emenalo, that the club should scrap or scale down its academy as it was costing too much and producing no tangible benefit to the first team.
For all of them, and all of this, Chelsea’s third goal against Juventus on Tuesday night was an ornate kind of closure: Reece James peeling away towards the back post with his customary menace, Ruben Loftus-Cheek twisting and shuffling in the area, Callum Hudson-Odoi applying the finish. A goal made in Chelsea, conceived at Cobham: perhaps the fullest vindication to date of Roman Abramovich’s frequently ridiculed, frequently wasteful vision of a Chelsea first team brimming with academy talent.Continue reading...
- Sat, 27 Nov 2021 20:00:06 +0000: Ralf Rangnick’s arrival signals shift from messiah fix to modern vision of the game | Jonathan Wilson - Chelsea | The Guardian
The idea of manager as a charismatic leader steeped in a club’s DNA is no way to run a football club – unless you’re Barcelona
As Manchester United go to Chelsea on Sunday, there may be regrets for roads not travelled. Six months after United appointed Ole Gunnar Solskjær as manager, Chelsea also turned to one of their own. But they were far more ruthless and, despite the affection in which Frank Lampard was held by fans, they sacked him in January. The improvement under Thomas Tuchel was immediate and, 10 months on, Chelsea are European champions and top of the Premier League.
Would United be in a similar position had they turned to Tuchel earlier in the year? Probably not. The job Tuchel has done has been remarkable, but he is building on solid foundations: Chelsea are well-run and have recruited sensibly, in part funded by an academy that is now producing first-team players.Continue reading...
- Sat, 27 Nov 2021 09:00:02 +0000: Chelsea v Manchester United: match preview - Chelsea | The Guardian
Manchester United are close to making Ralf Rangnick their new interim manager, but Michael Carrick will still be in the dugout when they visit Stamford Bridge. Carrick triumphed against Villarreal in his opening game and his next task is to find a way to outwit Thomas Tuchel, which is easier said than done. Chelsea are top of the league and, although they will be without Ben Chilwell and N’Golo Kanté, Tuchel’s team are in tremendous form at the moment. Jacob Steinberg
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- Fri, 26 Nov 2021 20:30:37 +0000: Ralf Rangnick’s arrival is a response to Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea revolution | Barney Ronay - Chelsea | The Guardian
Manchester United enlisting one of the traiblazers of hard pressing adds spice to a meeting with his thriving protege
Ed Woodward always gets his man. Or at least, Ed Woodward always gets a man. Give Manchester United’s chief executive his due. People definitely keep turning up.
There is probably some kind of method in the decision to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjær with Ralf Rangnick: the leap from a managerial style based around vibes, DNA and warm feelings to Europe’s most unforgiving 63-year-old process trainer.Continue reading...
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- Sat, 27 Nov 2021 06:42:57 +0000: Chelsea: Father of Reece and Lauren James on his children's rise to football stardom - BBC Sport
The inside story on how siblings Reece and Lauren James grew up to become Chelsea stars.
- Fri, 26 Nov 2021 15:24:34 +0000: Chelsea v Manchester United - BBC Sport
Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester United.
- Fri, 26 Nov 2021 14:59:21 +0000: Ben Chilwell: Chelsea hope defender can avoid knee surgery and return in six weeks - BBC Sport
Chelsea defender Ben Chilwell will be out for at least six weeks with a knee injury but the Blues hope he will not need surgery.
- Wed, 24 Nov 2021 16:15:23 +0000: The Football News Show: What a start to life at Chelsea for Thomas Tuchel - BBC Sport
BBC football reporter Alex Howell talks to The Football News Show about the impact manager Thomas Tuchel has had at Chelsea.
- Wed, 24 Nov 2021 09:38:39 +0000: Chelsea: Boss Thomas Tuchel says 'mix of home grown talent and top players' key to success - BBC Sport
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel boss praises "another excellent day for the academy" after their 4-0 win over Juventus to reach the last 16 of the Champions League.
Roberto DiMatteo has been a busy manager for Chelsea so far in the transfer window with a number of new signings making their way to Stamford Bridge with the Italian looking to strengthen his squad considerably after a poor premier league season. One of the first signings of the season for the club was influential winger Eden Hazard for a fee believed to be around the twenty five million pound mark with the player signing a four year deal for the current European champions.
Another player is a hot favourite to be plying his trade at the bridge next season is the highly regarded Brazilian super kid Oscar although negotiations are still ongoing to bring him to England. The Internacional playmaker is thought to be costing Chelsea a fee of around twenty five million pounds but the deal according to DiMatteo is far from being completed and could fall through at any moment if the players current side decide to barter the price for his services. The player has stated that he would like to help his country compete in the Olympic games before he puts pen to paper so Chelsea fans may have to wait a little longer before they know if they have their man.
Wigan today have again rejected a third bid from Chelsea to bring in form winger Victor Moses to the bridge as the Lactics are doing their very best to keep their star player at the club for another season. Moses who has just a single year left on his current contract with Wigan is seen as the perfect addition to the Italians plans but the offer which is thought to be around the three and a half million pound mark is thought to be way short of the Lactics valuation of the player.
Frenchman Florent Malouda is another player whos future lies in the balance at Chelsea with the winger said to be wanting to hold showdown talks with the club after moving down the pecking order at the bridge. Malouda wishes to have his future clarified before the start of the season or he will look for pastures new with the player being strongly linked with Santos who feel the player would be perfect for their needs and could offer him first team football every week.
Chelsea now also face stern opposition for the signature of Brazilian playmaker Lucas Moura who is currently under contract with Sao Paulo from clubs such as Manchester United, Real Madrid and Inter Milan. The player is widely thought to be one of the hottest prospects in world football and has an outstanding record for his home side.