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Antonio Cassano harshly criticize Lukaku’s request for a return to Inter Milan after ‘dream’ Chelsea

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Antonio Cassano has looked into Romelu Lukaku’s requesting a return to Inter Milan just a year after his “fantasy” move to Chelsea, Sportvectru report.

The Belgian striker is reportedly prepared to get back to Italy after a £97million move to Stamford Bridge, possibly on a credit deal.

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Nonetheless, former Inter Milan striker Cassano is uncertain the way that the fans will respond to Lukaku’s signing on the off chance that it implies offering Lautaro Martinez in the midst of converses to sign Paulo Dybala – especially given the way of his exit.

“I wouldn’t take him back,” Cassano told his Bobo TV stream.

“He said he was going to his dream team, earning 15 million euros. Now, however, in London he doesn’t kick a ball and would like to return to Italy.

“Inter’s problem, given that Dybala is coming, is that if they get Lukaku they have to sell Lautaro. Again, I would not sign Lukaku.

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“Also because first of all you have to pay for him, but then you have to see the reaction of the fans: if he scores two goals per game, okay, but otherwise the situation becomes quite difficult.

“Lukaku has to think about it. At this point, I say he stays at Chelsea.”

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According to Goal, the Belgian striker continues to be linked with a move back to Italy but the Blues advisor expects him to stay at Stamford Bridge.

However, he has been backed to succeed at Chelsea next season by club legend and advisor Petr Cech, despite the striker’s desire to leave this summer.

“I personally believe Romelu Lukaku will have a great season,” Chelsea’s technical and performance advisor and former goalkeeper told Sky Sports News.

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“Last season we saw how strong he can be when he came. Unfortunately, the long term injury he sustained against Villa slowed everything down, and then he had Covid-19 as well.

“We could see towards the end of the season when Romelu Lukaku was fit and ready to go how strong he is. We had a peculiar season with the Covid-19 issues around Christmas. He was one of those players affected.

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“I have full confidence Romelu Lukaku will bounce back and have a strong season.”

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Antonio Conte told he must improve Tottenham’s woeful record at Stamford Bridge

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Antonio Conte told he must improve Tottenham’s woeful record at Stamford Bridge
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Jamie Carragher has cautioned Antonio Conte he should address Tottenham’s embarrassing record at Stamford Bridge assuming that they are to become serious Premier League competitors.

Assumptions are high for Spurs this season, with a solid completion last season to get Champions League football upheld by a bustling summer of move action. Yves Bissouma, Richarlison and Ivan Perisic are among those to have arrived in north London.

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Conte’s side came from behind to beat Southampton 4-1 in their opening match of the season, and they face an early test of their credentials with a trip to face Chelsea on Sunday.

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Tottenham have won just once at Stamford Bridge since the inaugural Premier League season in 1992. That came in 2018, when Dele Alli scored twice in a 3-1 win, and Conte was in the home dugout as Chelsea boss.

Speaking ahead of Sunday’s clash, Carragher hit out at Spurs’ record at the ground, though he believes Conte could be the man to change it after the Italian led his side to draw at Anfield and victory away to Manchester City last season.

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“I think we’ll see a lot of what Spurs are about today,” Carragher said.

“You’ve mentioned how many times they’ve won [at Stamford Bridge]. It’s embarrassing – two top teams, in London, to come here and only win once in the Premier League era.

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“That’s what Antonio Conte has to change. If you look at the record last season against Liverpool and Manchester City, he got really big results.”

Source: EveningStandard

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Chelsea vs Tottenham: Confirmed lineups

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Chelsea vs Tottenham: Confirmed lineups

Chelsea battle Tottenham today as a fierce London rivalry is renewed early in the new Premier League season.

While repeating his Premier League title-winning exploits with Chelsea at Spurs might be hugely difficult for Antonio Conte given the sky-high standards that both Manchester City and Liverpool have set, Spurs are expected to fight towards the summit of the top-flight this term.

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Last season, that position belonged to Chelsea, although so much has changed for Thomas Tuchel since then.

Date, kick-off time and venue

Chelsea vs Tottenham is scheduled for a 4.30pm WAT kick-off time today, Sunday, August 14, 2022.

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Stamford Bridge in west London will host the match.

Line-up

Chelsea XI: Mendy, James, Thiago Silva, Koulibaly, Loftus-Cheek, Kante, Jorginho, Cucurella, Mount, Havertz, Sterling

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Subs: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Chilwell, Chalobah, Gallagher, Hudson-Odoi, Ziyech, Pulisic, Broja

Spurs XI: Lloris, Romero, Dier, Davies, Emerson, Hojbjerg, Bentancur, Sessegnon, Kulusevski, Son, Kane

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Subs: Forster, Tanganga, Sanchez, Doherty, Perisic, Bissouma, Bryan, Lucas, Richarlison

Where to watch Chelsea vs Tottenham

TV channel: In the UK, today’s match will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League, with coverage beginning on Super Sunday after West Ham’s clash with Nottingham Forest has concluded. Kick-off is at 4:30pm WAT.

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Where to watch Chelsea vs Tottenham in Nigeria

If you are in Nigeria or some parts in Africa, you can watch the match live on SuperSport Premier League (CH 203 on DSTV).

Live stream: DSTV Subscribers will be able to watch the match online via MyDSTV App or website.

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‘That is what they didn’t do’ – Erik explains what his boys failed to do at Brentford loss

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'That is what they didn't do' - Erik explains what his boys failed to do at Brentford loss

Talking his disappointment at Manchester United’s 4-0 misfortune to Brentford this Saturday, Erik ten Hag said in his post-match interview: “Difficult for me and a surprise. The team has to take the responsibility and I feel sorry for the fans, we let them down.

“I asked them [the players] to play with belief and take responsibility, that is what they didn’t do.

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“Only when we stick together we will overcome it — don’t get me wrong, the manager is the main responsibility and I take that but I have to give them belief and they have to get it by themselves.

“Mistakes are part of football, you have to keep going but you have [to] especially act — It [three subs at half-time] was about bringing fresh ones. I could have changed all eight others as well.”

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Ten Hag has plainly not kept down in his evaluation and United just have themselves to fault for this wreck.

The Red Devils are currently winless in their first two Premier League games, having conceded six goals as of now.

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Source: Sky Sports

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