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Piers Morgan - Carlo Ancelotti - Kai Havertz - Marcos Alonso - Thomas Tuchel - Piers Morgan blasts "embarrassing" Thomas Tuchel after moan about referee's behaviour - dailystar.co.uk
Piers Morgan blasts "embarrassing" Thomas Tuchel after moan about referee's behaviour
Chelsea of bottling their Champions League clash against Real Madrid and branded Thomas Tuchel "embarrassing" over comments the Blues boss made about the referee after the match.Chelsea were agonisingly dumped out of Europe in spite of a 3-2 victory at the Bernabeu last night as Madrid battled back from 3-0 down to dramatically secure passage into the semi-finals.Blues fans had every reason to be upset after Marcos Alonso's second-half stunner was cruelly ruled out by VAR, while Casemiro's reckless challenge on Kai Havertz in the box was waved away by referee Szymon Marciniak - who was spotted laughing with Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti at full-time.During his post-match press conference, Tuchel said he was "disappointed" with Marciniak's actions, insisting that it was the "wrong time" for him to be fraternising with one of the coaches."When I wanted to go and say thank you for the match I see him laughing and smiling and laughing loud with the opponent … I think this is very very bad timing," said the Chelsea boss.Morgan - an avid Arsenal fan - didn't see it that way and offered up another explanation for the referee's antics. "They were probably laughing at how badly Chelsea choked after having the game in the bag … embarrassing by Tuchel," he tweeted.Chelsea weren't given much hope of progressing after being beaten 3-1 at Stamford Bridge last week, but they managed to take control of the tie in the early stages following Mason Mount's opener.
Carlo Ancelotti - Kai Havertz - Los Blancos - Carlo Ancelotti left squirming in pain as Real Madrid manager wiped out by his own player - dailystar.co.uk - Spain - France - Italy - Manchester - city Santiago - county Will
Carlo Ancelotti left squirming in pain as Real Madrid manager wiped out by his own player
Carlo Ancelotti was left squirming in pain during Real Madrid's win over Chelsea on Wednesday after he was wiped out by one of his own players.The Italian was left hunched over and in need of assistance from the fourth official after Federico Valverde collided with his manager after being pushed by Cesar Azpilicueta.Valverde had jumped in an attempt to keep a Real Madrid clearance from going out before the Chelsea captain nudged him in the direction of his manager.As Ancelotti turned away and bent over in agony, the fourth official Francois Letexier of France could be seen checking on the Los Blancos boss.Valverde, however, did not stop to check on the condition of his manager as he immediately rushed back onto the pitch to combat Azpilicueta's quick throw-in.The painful incident will have done little to detract from a successful evening's work in west London for Ancelotti and his side, who head back to Spain with a 3-1 advantage.A hat-trick from Karim Benzema, his second in as many Champions League matches, sealed victory for the Spanish giants, whilst Kai Havertz grabbed a consolation goal for the hosts.Real will defend their first leg lead at the Santiago Bernabeu in the return leg next Wednesday, with the winners of the tie set to play either Manchester City or Atletico Madrid in the last four.Will Real Madrid win the Champions League this season? Let us know in the comments section below.Ancelotti was almost absent from Wednesday's first leg, though, having only tested negative for Covid on the morning of the match, which cleared him to take his place in the dugout for the match.The 62-year-old has so far enjoyed a successful return to Real Madrid after leaving Premier League strugglers Everton to replace Zinedine
Antonio Rudiger - Kai Havertz - Thomas Tuchel - Antonio Rudiger left 'looking like a logo' as Chelsea star performs bizarre run and jump - dailystar.co.uk - Germany
Antonio Rudiger left 'looking like a logo' as Chelsea star performs bizarre run and jump
Chelsea fans following a bizarre piece of defending against Newcastle.With the club looking for a vital winning goal with only 30 minutes remaining, the ball rolled towards the Chelsea touchline with Miguel Almiron giving chase.Instead of just tapping the ball back to Edouard Mendy without fuss, the German international defender did a hop, skip and jump to the bemusement of supporters.After going on to win 1-0 thanks to a piece of brilliance from Kai Havertz, the actions of Rudiger seemed more entertaining - with many reacting on social media.One fan wrote on Twitter: "He wants to become a logo or something."With a second asking: "What goes through Rudiger’s mind man."A third continued: "Nearly all Chelsea fans look forward to some gimmick like this from Rudiger every matchday."With a fourth concluding: "Who doesn’t love watching this man play for my club."Would Antonio Rudiger be the biggest loss to Chelsea this summer? Give us your thoughts in the comments sectionDespite the love for Rudiger from supporters, he could leave the club on a free transfer this summer if current rules regarding spending are not altered.Thomas Tuchel said of his defender earlier in the season: "We absolutely accept and are fully aware of the importance of Toni and the role that he’s playing on and off the pitch."There is no doubt about that."It’s true that nobody is bigger than the club and this is a team effort and a strong club. "It’s not only about Toni and I mean that in the best way because we know what he’s doing and we’re fully aware of it."In the end, we need a bit of patience.
Christian Pulisic - Kai Havertz - Thomas Tuchel - Thomas Tuchel jokes he'll "drive a seven-seater" to ensure Chelsea can play Lille - dailystar.co.uk - Britain - France - Germany
Thomas Tuchel jokes he'll "drive a seven-seater" to ensure Chelsea can play Lille
Thomas Tuchel has insisted he'll "drive a seven-seater" if that's what it takes to ensure Chelsea fulfil their Champions League fixture with Lille on Wednesday night.The Blues were slapped with a number of restrictions this week following the UK Government's decision to sanction club owner Roman Abramovich and freeze his assets.Among the limitations, the European champions have been prohibited from spending any more than £20,000 on travel to any away fixture.Some Chelsea fans joked in the week that the club's squad may have to take the Megabus to France to fulfil their Champions League clash with Lille, but Tuchel has himself pitched an alternative means of transport.Following the Blues 1-0 success over Newcastle on Sunday, the German addressed the uncertainty surrounding travel arrangements and quipped that he would "drive a seven-seater" himself in order to ensure Chelsea played the second leg."My last information is we have a plane and we can go by plane and come back by plane," Tuchel declared."If not we go by train, if not by bus, if not I will drive a seven-seater.Will Chelsea make it through to the Champions League quarter-finals this week? Give us your thoughts in the comments section"If you asked me 30 years ago if I could join a Champions League match at the sideline, I'd say when do I need to be there and how do I need to be there."The Blues hold a 2-0 advantage heading into the second leg with Lille, courtesy of strikes from Kai Havertz and Christian Pulisic at Stamford Bridge, three weeks' ago.Despite uncertainty surrounding his future, Tuchel was clearly in a jovial mood after Havertz hit a superb late winner against the Magpies on Sunday.Discussing said future, the Chelsea manager confirmed he would stay
Kai Havertz - Mike Ashley - Newcastle fans mock Chelsea with hilarious "Mike Ashley he's coming for you" chant - dailystar.co.uk - Britain - county Will
Newcastle fans mock Chelsea with hilarious "Mike Ashley he's coming for you" chant
Newcastle fans know exactly how uncertainty over the club’s future can feel some six months after their takeover — but that didn't stop the Magpies fans poking fun at Chelsea’s current situation after the two teams met at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.The Blues are currently facing an anxious wait to discover if the UK government will allow the club to be sold to a new owner after Roman Abramovich was sanctioned on Thursday.As it stands, the club cannot receive any income under a special licence issued by the government, meaning tickets and club merchandise cannot be sold.The club are hoping to be allowed to push through a sale which would see a new owner replace Abramovich, thus lifting the sanctions placed upon the west London outfit.But while Chelsea are unable to operate as normal, their rival fans twisted the knife in to pile on the misery.During a feisty encounter between the two sides, the vocal away fans sung a variety of songs that mocked Chelsea’s plight and even referenced their former owner, Mike Ashley, to make light of the situation."Mike Ashley, he's coming for you,” the away supporters chanted, referring to their former owner of 14 years.Chelsea fans quickly responded in the exchange of banter, singing: “Mike Ashley, he left 'cause you're s***.”The to-and-froing between each group of fans continued throughout the first half, with the action on the pitch somewhat less eventful as the rivalry between the supporters.But Chelsea would have the last laugh as Kai Havertz struck an 89th-minute winner to snatch a late 1-0 victory.HAVE YOUR SAY: Who would you like to see replace Roman Abramovich as Chelsea owner? Comment below.Ashley, the billionaire owner of sportswear giant Sports Direct, bought the Tyneside club in
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Three things Thomas Tuchel got right as Chelsea beat spirited Norwich
Chelsea gave their fans something to be positive about after an alarming few days with a 3-1 victory over Norwich City at Carrow Road.It took the Blues just three minutes to open the scoring with Trevoh Chalobah flicking home a Mason Mount corner.The assister turned scorer just 11 minutes later when Mount rounded off a neat passing move by Chelsea and fired past Tim Krul in emphatic style.Teemu Pukki did give Norwich a glimmer of hope when he scored from the penalty spot following a handball by Chalobah to make it 2-1, but that goal gave Chelsea the lift that they needed to put their foot back on the gas.Kai Havertz then rounded off a brilliant individual performance by swivelling on the edge of the box and smashing a fierce strike into the top corner.Tuchel will certainly be pleased with how his side dispatched of the East Anglian outfit, but what did the German boss himself get right on the night?Although Norwich are bottom of the Premier League and all but relegated, Tuchel deserves praise for how he orchestrated a fairly dominant performance amidst all the drama at the club.With owner Roman Abramovich’s assets all frozen and thus the club sanctioned, the implications of that will have taken its toll on the preparations of the squad.Cesar Azpilicueta even admitted before kick-off that the build-up to the game was significantly abnormal, so the entire team so warrant praise.Chelsea well and truly exploited the serious lack of pace in the Norwich defence.Balls in behind caused the Canaries a world of issues and it was clear from the off that this was a tactical decision by Tuchel, and it proved effective.The Blues often overload the wide areas and make use of their attacking-minded wingbacks, and the way that Cesar
saint Germain - Eddie Howe - Kai Havertz - Newcastle United - Robert Lewandowski - Leon Bailey - Newcastle 'preparing £50m bid' for French winger who's netted 15 times in 31 games - dailystar.co.uk - France - Germany
Newcastle 'preparing £50m bid' for French winger who's netted 15 times in 31 games
Newcastle United are planning a mega-money move for Bayer Leverkusen winger Moussa Diaby, who has been on fire in the Bundesliga this season.The 22-year-old, who came through the ranks at Paris Saint Germain, has scored 15 times in 31 games so far this season and has helped propel Leverkusen into an unlikely push for Champions League qualification.Newcastle are preparing an offer of around £50 million, but the German club reportedly want the fee to be closer to the £75 million mark - which is what Chelsea paid them for Kai Havertz in 2020.But considering they allowed Leon Bailey to move to Aston Villa for just £28 million last summer, there's hope in the Newcastle camp that they can keep agree a fairly reasonable price with the Germans.The two clubs already have a positive working relationship after the Magpies agreed a deal for Leverkusen's Mitchel Bakker in January, only to change their minds and sign Matt Targett on loan instead.Toon boss Eddie Howe will be keen to add some much-needed firepower to his front-line and Diaby would give their attack an extra dimension, and likely take some of the pressure off Allan Saint-Maximin's shoulders too.The French winger has spent just under three seasons in Germany and has been improving noticeably year on year.The pacey trickster has added goals to his game and has grown into one of the Bundesliga's most well-rounded attackers.Can Newcastle United finish in the top four next season? Let us know what you reckon in the comments section below...Only five players, including Robert Lewandowski and Erling Haaland, have scored more goals in the German top flight than Diaby this season, and only three have more assists.Newcastle meanwhile have been surging up the Premier League table
Jurgen Klopp - Christian Pulisic - Joel Matip - Kai Havertz - Kepa Arrizabalaga - Six things you might have missed as Liverpool edge Chelsea on penalties to win Carabao Cup - dailystar.co.uk
Six things you might have missed as Liverpool edge Chelsea on penalties to win Carabao Cup
Liverpool came out on top in a dramatic penalty shootout to edge past Chelsea at Wembley to clinch Carabao Cup glory.Both sides were indebted to their goalkeepers in an action-packed first half, with Caoimhin Kelleher thwarting Christian Pulisic early on before Edouard Mendy pulled off a spectacular double-save to keep Chelsea on level terms.Mohamed Salah spurned a golden chance after the break before Joel Matip saw a header chalked off by VAR.Kai Havertz had two goals ruled out for offside along with Lukaku, who was denied once, before the lottery of penalties ensued.In a dramatic shootout, it was Kepa Arrizabalaga who missed the decisive penalty after all 20 outfield players succeeded from the spot to hand Jurgen Klopp his first League Cup.Daily Star Sport highlights six things you might have missed from an enthralling finale at Wembley...The Reds arrived at Wembley on the verge of creating history - and they got the job done to clinch a record-breaking ninth League Cup triumph.They made hard work of it though.Chelsea had numerous chances to snatch the initiative before the game went to spot-kicks.And Kepa's late miss ensured the Reds etched their name into the history books at Wembley in the most dramatic of fashions.Do you think Liverpool deserved to lift the Carabao Cup? Comment below.The Blues may have had the shorter trip for Sunday's final at Wembley, but their recent record under the arch has been a rotten one.Chelsea had lost their last four domestic finals before their showdown with the Reds.And unfortunately for Thomas Tuchel's men, it was more capital punishment for the Blues when it was all said and done.The decision to send penalty specialist Kepa on backfired to leave the Londoners glum again after a trip
Crystal Palace - Kai Havertz - Timo Werner - Mason Mount's incredible reaction to Kai Havertz's goal captured as Chelsea beat Lille - dailystar.co.uk
Mason Mount's incredible reaction to Kai Havertz's goal captured as Chelsea beat Lille
Chelsea team-mates with an incredible reaction to Kai Havertz’s goal against Lille.Mount suffered an ankle ligament injury in the Club World Cup final, which saw him miss Saturday’s win over Crystal Palace.He had recovered enough to feature on the bench for the first leg of the Champions League last 16 clash against Lille, though he did not come on.But it was his actions on the bench that caught the eye as he celebrated Havertz’s header that opened the scoring just eight minutes into the game.Havertz had forced Lille keeper Leo Jardim into save, before heading into the resulting corner from Hakim Ziyech.As he saw the goal go in, Mount leapt in the air before turning his face to the sky and roaring in delight.He continued to roar and scream as he turned back down towards Havertz, who himself was celebrating.Mount was one of the first on Chelsea’s bench to jump up and celebrate, though not everyone else was quite as excited as the Englishman.Should Mason Mount start against Liverpool in the Carabao Cup final? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section...Trevoh Chalobah, Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner all also got to their feet to applaud Havertz’s goal.Mount has clearly shaken off his injury if his lightning-fast reaction to the header was anything to go by.He could be in line to feature against Liverpool in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday, having also returned to full training.Want to be on the ball with all of the latest football news?Well then sign up for the brilliant Daily Star football email newsletter!From the latest transfer news to the agenda-setting stories, get it all in your email inbox - don't miss a thing.It only takes a matter of seconds.Simply type your email address into the box at the top of this
Crystal Palace - Christian Pulisic - Mateo Kovacic - Kai Havertz - Thomas Tuchel - Four things Thomas Tuchel got right as injuries dampen Chelsea's victory against Lille - dailystar.co.uk - France
Four things Thomas Tuchel got right as injuries dampen Chelsea's victory against Lille
Chelsea have taken a big step towards the next round of the Champions League after they beat Lille 2-0 in the first leg of their knockout tie.It took Kai Havertz just eight minutes to open the scoring after he headed home from Hakim Ziyech's corner to put Chelsea ahead, and Lille were fortunate to go into the break just a goal down.Injuries dominated the early stages of the second half as Mateo Kovacic and Ziyech limped off down the tunnel, but Christian Pulisic alleviated the pressure by adding a second after 63 minutes to give the home side some breathing space.It was a comfortable night for Chelsea, and it could have been a more convincing win if their flow wasn't disrupted early in the second half, but Thomas Tuchel will feel confident heading to Lille with a two-goal advantage against the French Champions.As Chelsea take control of their Champions League knockout tie, here Daily Star Sport takes a look at what Tuchel got right at Stamford Bridge...It was a huge decision by Thomas Tuchel to leave Romelu Lukaku out of the starting line-up against Lille, but it paid off as Chelsea looked fluid in attack in the absence of their summer signing.It was a game to forget on Saturday for Lukaku, who touched the ball just seven times against Crystal Palace, and Tuchel pulled him out of the line-up after vowing to 'protect him' following the backlash from the fans.Although on his day he is their best centre-forward, it provided a lift for the whole team, who seemed to play with more freedom.It appeared to catch Lille off guard too, as centre-back pairing Jose Fonte and Sven Botman were likely preparing to face Lukaku all week, but took time to adjust to the agility of Chelsea's font-three.In the absence of Lukaku from the