Djibril Sidibe open to permanent stay with Everton

French defender Djibril Sidibe has said that he would prefer to secure a permanent contract with Everton once the loan stint concludes. The right-sided defender joined the Toffees from AS Monaco on a season-long loan last summer and he has since made 21 league appearances for the side, contributing four assists in the process.

Bosnich says he would back Arrizabalaga to return for Chelsea

Former Chelsea goalkeeper Mark Bosnich has said that Kepa Arrizabalaga should return between the sticks for the Blues, particularly with Frank Lampard said to be impressed with the Spaniard’s efforts in training. The shot-stopper was dropped to the bench for the Leicester City clash after a run of inconsistent displays between the sticks.

Cesc Fabregas heaps praise on Jurgen Klopp’s work at Liverpool

Former Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has appreciated the work done by manager Jurgen Klopp at Premier League leaders Liverpool. The Reds missed out on the league title by one point last season but they managed to end the campaign on a high by lifting the Champions League crown against Tottenham Hotspur in Madrid.

The Merseyside outfit have been on a mission to win their maiden Premier League title this season and they are overwhelming favourites at the moment with a 10-point and 14-point gap over Leicester City and Manchester City respectively. Klopp has been rewarded with a new long-term contract for his efforts and Fabregas has now spoken fondly about the German.

Monaco Get Narrow Win over Dijon to Continue Revival

Monaco are inching their way up the French Ligue 1 table after a 1-0 success over Dijon just before the international break. The team were able to overcome the 1-0 loss against St Etienne in quick fashion. Monaco are still missing the services of important players like Cesc Fabregas, who is out with a hamstring injury.Fabregas has not featured for the team since the 1-0 win over Nantes. The former Chelsea midfielder has only featured in eight league matches so far. Even though he has not contributed any goals, the 32-year-old has been responsible for two assists.


The recent match against Dijon ended in success for Monaco thanks to a solitary goal from Aleksandr Golovin. His goal just three minutes before half-time was an accurate reflection of the game’s direction. Monaco had more of the ball and they also had more shots on target. This advantage helped them immensely when trying to make their way up the league table. After initially struggles, Monaco have been able to register four wins in the last five games across all competitions. This includes a win over Marseille in the Coupe de la Ligue. This form is a substantial improvement over the return of two wins from the first nine games of the campaign.

Fabregas Declares Admiration for Guendouzi

Cesc Fabregas has claimed that Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi is set for a big future at the club. The 20-year-old has been an important figure in the Arsenal midfield despite coming to the club only in the summer of 2018. However, he has quickly grown into one of the important players at the club with his ability to stay industrious no matter the conditions. Guendouzi is not just regarded as a key player for the Gunners, but he is considered as a key member in the Premier League as a whole. Hence, it was not surprising that he has received a call up for the French national team.

The midfielder’s enthusiasm and work rate has been able to endear to supporters, who have made him an instant fan favourite. Fabregas, though, is more than impressed by his ability on the ball. Regarded as one of the greatest players in Arsenal’s recent history, Fabregas played a crucial role in helping the club become one of the aesthetically pleasing outfits in the division.

Willian defends Chelsea teammate after penalty miss against Valencia

Chelsea playmaker Willian has defended teammate Ross Barkley following the penalty miss during the 1-0 Champions League defeat to Valencia on Tuesday night. The west London outfit had the opportunity to share the spoils during the competition’s opener against Los Che but the chance was squandered after Barkley only managed to rattle the woodwork with his spotkick.

Fabregas backs Eden Hazard to succeed at Real Madrid amid criticism

Former
Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas has backed Eden Hazard to succeed at Real Madrid
despite the recent criticism from the Spanish media regarding his weight. The
Belgium international has failed to make an effective contribution in five
friendly matches for Los Blancos and this has recently propped up suggestions
that he may be struggling due to his weight.

Dani Ceballos cites Santi Cazorla and Cesc Fabregas as Arsenal inspiration

Arsenal’s summer signing Dani Ceballos has said that he was inspired to join the Gunners after witnessing the success of compatriots Santi Cazorla and Cesc Fabregas with the club. Ceballos joined the Gunners on a season-long loan from Real Madrid earlier last week and he is expected to command a regular starting role under Unai Emery next term.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Ceballos acknowledged that he was well aware of the success of the Spanish players and he mentioned the names of Cazorla and Fabregas, he said: “When I knew I was joining the club I looked at the Spanish players that had played here in the past. I think Santi Cazorla played some amazing football here and Cesc was the captain for a long time.”

Fabregas backs Eden Hazard to succeed at Real Madrid amid criticism

Former Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas has backed Eden Hazard to succeed at Real Madrid despite the recent criticism from the Spanish media regarding his weight. The Belgium international has failed to make an effective contribution in five friendly matches for Los Blancos and this has recently propped up suggestions that he may be struggling due to his weight.

However, speaking to Cope, Fabregas has dismissed the claims and said that the Spanish media have not watched the performances of Hazard at Chelsea over the past seven seasons, where he has generally started at a slow pace, he told: “It surprises me that his weight is talked about. It seems people have not seen his seven years in the Premier League.Maybe the pre-seasons are hard for him, and it’s true that playing for Real Madrid is a big thing, but I have no doubts about him. He will lead the team.”

Hasselbaink reveals Chelsea fears after first game under Lampard

Former Chelsea star Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink has said that Frank Lampard may have a tough road ahead with the Blues after settling for a 1-1 draw against Bohemians during the opening pre-season game. Lampard went with a mixture of youth and experience for the friendly but the players could not deliver the win after Michy Batshuayi’s early opener was cancelled out by Eric Molloy towards the end of the game.

Speaking after the match, Hasselbaink voiced concerns over the lack of application when the players were without possession of the ball. He added that there were too many touches when they got possession and that slowed down the game, he told: “They lost the ball way too easy. Players were having too many touches, sometimes seven, eight touches and it slows the game down.

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