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Thomas Tuchel explains why he didn’t bring on Romelu Lukaku during Chelsea defeat to Everton

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The Chelsea manager had been forced into a change at the interval with Mateo Kovavic replacing the injured Jorginho and Tuchel insisted it was that alteration that ultimately cost Lukaku any playing time against one of his old sides.

Asked why the club’s record signing was consigned to a place among the replacements, Tuchel said: ‘Because we had to take Jorgi off and we only had three changes.’

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Chelsea have now taken just one point from their last three fixtures and having looked like they were nailed on to finish in third place, both north London clubs have pulle

“It is disappointing because over the last four matches we don’t have enough points for what we want and it is concerning,’ said Tuchel.

“We have one clean sheet over the last four matches and it is far too easy to score against us. We can’t stop doing individual mistakes. We struggle to have repetitive top performances. Today was an OK performance but OK is not enough.

“We conceded in the first minute of the second half and it becomes more difficult,. The way we gave this goal away was absolutely unnecessarily. If we keep on giving goals away it ends up in the results we have had recently.

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“We were not on the highest level. We trusted the team. Maybe we could have changed more. That is something I will reflect on personally.”

Source: Metro

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Report: Converse between Man Utd and Adrien Rabiot slow down

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Report: Converse between Man Utd and Adrien Rabiot slow down

Adrien Rabiot’s move to Man United is at risk, according to several sources.

Fabrizio Romano claims that United still find Rabiot’s salary demands too high, so an agreement on personal terms can’t be reached.

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Gianluca Di Marzio adds that the negotiations have slowed down with the Juventus player.

Besides, Rabiot remains unconvinced about Manchester United as his destination this season as they won’t play in the Champions League.

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Earlier reports claimed that Rabiot’s representatives have reached an agreement over the personal terms with Man United – but such claims appear to be wide of the mark now.

Source: Fabrizio Romano | Gianluca Di Marzio

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Chelsea’s Reece James shows off amazing chest tattoo

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Chelsea's Reece James shows off amazing chest tattoo

Reece James has uncovered new chest tattoo as he flaunted his physique in a topless posture.

The Chelsea star, 22, was in excellent condition on Sunday as he scored in the trending 2-2 draw with Tottenham.

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James is as of now viewed as one of the Blues’ best players.

Furthermore, it’s figured new owner Todd Boehly is drawing up plans for a worthwhile new arrangement to ward off interest from Manchester City and Real Madrid.

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James pleased fans at Stamford Bridge two days prior with a sumptuous effort to give Chelsea a 2-1 lead.

And in a new Instagram post on Tuesday, James revealed he is “hungrier than ever” to bring success to his club.

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James posed shirtless for the snap, with gym equipment in the background.

The photo provided an opportunity for James to show off his new chest tattoo.

A crucifix with wings was the design he opted for.

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And James picked up a number of compliments from his legion of adoring fans.

One said: “It’s looking good brev.”

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Another joked: “Man’s gonna eat wingers for breakfast now.”

One added: “Looking good bro.”
James post comes after he revealed his ambitions for Chelsea this season.

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The ace said: “Without a doubt our aim is to win every competition, every match we go to and I believe we have everything it takes to go all the way this season and walk away with some trophies at the end.

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N’Golo Kante ‘could be out for a month’ after picking up a hamstring injury

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N'Golo Kante 'could be out for a MONTH' after picking up a hamstring injury

Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante could face ‘a month out injured’ after picking up a hamstring problem.

The World Cup-winning Frenchman played 84 minutes against Tottenham on Sunday before being forced off with the injury.

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In his absence, the Blues conceded an injury-time goal from Harry Kane to draw the game 2-2.

According to reports in the Telegraph, Kante is expected to miss at least three to four weeks with the injury, but more will be known once he received the results of an MRI scan.

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The Stanford Bridge faithful will be hoping he will be back for their clash with Liverpool on September 18.

Speaking after the Tottenham game, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel said of the midfielder: “It seems another muscle injury, the hamstring. He said he feels it pretty strong. So no good news.”

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