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Tuesday 30 May 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Chelsea

Last year
# Extension
Thomas Tuchel confirms negotiations are underway over new contract with Chelsea
“There are talks. But I think given the situation, in the middle of the transfer period, I think it is the very best if I focus on my team.”
# cheers captain obvious
Tuchel unimpressed by VAR Mike Dean admitting mistake in Tottenham draw
The Chelsea boss also said he laughed at his own expense following his touchline confrontation with Antonio Conte.
# On Second Thoughts
VAR Mike Dean: I made mistake over hair-pull in Tottenham and Chelsea game
No action was taken over the incident which led to Harry Kane’s equaliser.
# In Demand
Chelsea in frame to sign Anthony Gordon with Everton looking for £50 million deal
The ambitious US bosses have already spent big on Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly, Marc Cucurella and Carney Chukwuemeka.
# Angry
'Both of us were fighting for our teams. Nobody got insulted, nobody got hurt; there was no fist fight'
Thomas Tuchel believes “it would be better” for Anthony Taylor not to referee Chelsea again after the fiery 2-2 London derby draw at Stamford Bridge.
# Intense
Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte both sent off as Harry Kane nets 96th-minute equaliser
The England captain was anonymous until burying a header from an added-time corner, to leave honours even in a tempestuous London derby at a sweltering Stamford Bridge.
# History
The Dublin All-Ireland winner who sparked Chelsea-Spurs rivalry, then became Ajax boss
Jack Kirwan not only made his mark in GAA and English football at the turn of the 20th century, he also has a special place in the history books of the Dutch giants.
# auba
Chelsea boss Tuchel has ‘close bond’ with reported target Aubameyang
Tuchel worked with the striker at Borussia Dortmund.
# Honest
'To get to a peak time in my career, not to play regularly is something I wouldn’t accept'
Raheem Sterling opens up as he explains his reasons for leaving Manchester City for Chelsea.
# done and dusted
Cucurella to be available for Chelsea opener after completing £60 million move from Brighton
The 24-year-old Spanish defender has signed a six-year contract at Chelsea.
# Cesar Azpilicueta
Chelsea captain signs new two-year contract with Blues
The Spain defender is now tied to the club until 2024.
'One of the most exciting young players in Europe' completes €23m Chelsea move
18-year-old midfielder Carney Chukwuemeka swaps Aston Villa for Stamford Bridge.
# almost there
Chelsea close in on £52.5 million deal for Brighton wing-back
Brighton have moved to insist that no deal has been agreed on Marc Cucurella.
# sterling exchange
Raheem Sterling on verge of Chelsea switch
Sterling looks set to be the first signing of Chelsea’s new ownership, with City holding out for a fee of £45 million.
# purchase
Former Manchester United and Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon leading bid to buy Everton
The PA news agency understands they hope to have the takeover completed by 21 July.
Lukaku returns to Inter Milan on loan from Chelsea
The 29-year-old endured an underwhelming 2021-22 season at Stamford Bridge.
# kings road
Todd Boehly exploring player trade deals to freshen up Chelsea squad
Chelsea’s new supremo has already put the wheels in motion on a major administrative overhaul at Stamford Bridge.
# Exit
Further Chelsea upheaval as influential director Marina Granovskaia set to depart
She has led on transfer negotiations in recent years, gaining respect for driving tough but fair deals.
# the buck stops here
Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck to step down following sale of club
The American has been chairman since 2003.
# Potential
Inter Milan exploring options on possible Lukaku loan deal - report
Inter chiefs are understood to have met with lawyers in a bid to formulate a proposal for the Chelsea striker.
# new boss
Boehly eyes Chelsea success after sealing takeover
‘We are honoured to become the new custodians of Chelsea Football Club. We’re all in, 100%, every minute of every match.’
# New Sheriff In Town
Premier League board approves Chelsea takeover by Dodgers co-owner
Todd Boehly had already agreed a £4.25bn purchase of the Blues.
# Premier League
Marcos Alonso rights a wrong and strengthens Chelsea’s hopes of finishing third
The Spaniard had switched off for Leicester’s opener in the Premier League contest.
# edging closer
Roman Abramovich and UK Government reach resolution to push through Chelsea sale
The parties are understood to have found common ground on how to handle the Stamford Bridge club’s £1.5billion debt to the Chelsea owner.
# Opting out
Chelsea’s Christensen stood himself down from selection for FA Cup final
The Barcelona-bound defender was not involved in the matchday squad for Saturday’s 6-5 penalty shoot-out loss to Liverpool.
# two for two
Sam Kerr’s double means double delight for Blues
Emma Hayes’ team defeated Manchester City in the women’s FA Cup final at Wembley.
Liverpool beat Chelsea on penalties to win FA Cup final
Kostas Tsimikas scored the winning spot-kick for quadruple-chasing Liverpool after Alisson Becker saved Mason Mount’s effort.
# siblings
Reece and Lauren James look to make FA Cup history with Chelsea this weekend
The duo could become the first brother and sister to win the men’s and women’s FA Cup titles.
# Singing the Blues
Chelsea boss Tuchel: Rudiger and others leaving want to sign off in style
The German is understood to have agreed full terms with Real Madrid.
# Not a great start
Incoming owner Boehly looks on as Chelsea cough up two-goal lead in draw with Wolves
Romelu Lukaku grabbed a brace before Wolves rallied to rescue a point.
# boehly boehly
Chelsea confirm Todd Boehly consortium has signed €5 billion agreement to buy club
The Los Angeles Dodgers co-owner has won the race to buy the club amid a public bidding war.
# chelseadagger
Tuchel insists he has 'zero problem' with Pulisic after father's 'sad' tweet
“I’m not concerned if a father does not say that a player loves a manager,” said the Chelsea boss.
# statement
Roman Abramovich’s position over the sale of Chelsea remains ‘unchanged’
Los Angeles Dodgers co-owner Todd Boehly has been afforded preferred bidder status.
# Still Alive
Everton earn priceless win in Premier League relegation battle
Frank Lampard’s side beat Chelsea 1-0 at a raucous Goodison Park.
# out in front
Todd Boehly consortium expected to be named preferred bidder for Chelsea
The Los Angeles Dodgers co-owner’s bid is now expected to win the battle to buy the Blues from Roman Abramovich.
# All Square
Ronaldo rescues point for Man United as Chelsea edge closer to Champions League spot
Marcos Alonso’s opener was quickly cancelled out by Cristiano Ronaldo.
# christian's good news
Pulisic settles Chelsea's top-four nerves with late winner against West Ham
Jorginho missed a late penalty before Pulisic struck for a 1-0 win.
# A Real Concern
Antonio Rudiger turned down Chelsea record wage offer as Real Madrid circle
Continued strong interest from Real Madrid could now see the 29-year-old leave the west London club when his contract expires this summer.
# Opportunity
Lewis Hamilton chasing trophies and profit with Chelsea bid consortium
The seven-time world champion has been named as part of Sir Martin Broughton’s group hoping to complete a takeover of the west London club.
# Fall of the Roman Empire
Serena Williams and Lewis Hamilton join consortium to buy Chelsea from Abramovich
Williams and Hamilton have committed £10m each to Martin Broughton’s bid for Chelsea after Roman Abramovich put club up for sale.