Chelsea launch external investigation into bullying claims

Chelsea new owners have appointed an “external review team” to investigate allegations of bullying at the club. A New York Times article claimed conditions in one department led to “toxic workplace culture”. It said former employee Richard Bignell took his own life in January, with the coroner’s report linking it to “despair following the loss of his job”. Chelsea will…

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Chelsea put six past Southampton

Chelsea put a terrible week behind them to return to winning ways in devastating style with a six-goal demolition of Southampton. Having been beaten 4-1 at home to Brentford in the Premier League and then suffering a 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid, Chelsea bounced back in a manner that will give Thomas Tuchel encouragement his side can salvage their Champions…

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Multiple bids to buy Chelsea submitted

The Ricketts family, who own Major League Baseball team the Chicago Cubs, a consortium featuring Lord Coe and another group led by British property investor Nick Candy have all submitted offers to buy Chelsea. A deadline for bids was set for 21:00 GMT on Friday after the Premier League club had been put up for sale by Russian owner Roman…

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Chelsea withdraw request to play FA Cup tie behind closed doors

Chelsea have withdrawn a request for Saturday’s FA Cup tie at Middlesbrough to be played behind closed doors, the Football Association says. The Premier League side are not allowed to sell tickets for any matches after the government froze the assets of Russian owner Roman Abramovich. The Blues initially made the request “for matters of sporting integrity”. “After constructive talks between the…

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Chelsea fans urged to stop Roman Abramovich chants

Chelsea supporters have been urged to stop chanting in support of the club’s owner Roman Abramovich. Fans sang Abramovich’s name during Chelsea’s win at Norwich on Thursday. Abramovich has been sanctioned by the UK government as part of its response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Technology minister Chris Philp said fans need to remember Abramovich has close ties with Russian president Vladimir…

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FA Cup: Chelsea to face Middlesbrough in quarter-finals

Championship side Middlesbrough will welcome Chelsea to the Riverside Stadium in the FA Cup quarter-finals. Last season’s runners up are the reward for Boro, who have beaten Manchester United and Tottenham in the previous two rounds. Crystal Palace will host Everton after the Toffees beat non-league Boreham Wood in the fifth round. Southampton face Manchester City and Nottingham Forest or…

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Chelsea to face Palmeiras in Club World Cup final

Chelsea will meet Brazilian side Palmeiras in the Club World Cup final after edging past Al-Hilal at the Mohamed bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Romelu Lukaku scored the only goal in the first half. The Blues will now look to lift the only trophy that has evaded them across Roman Abramovich’s 19-year ownership of the club. Boss Thomas Tuchel…

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FIFA Club World Cup: Chelsea to play Al Hilal at semi-final

Chelsea will play Al Hilal in the semi-finals of the Club World Cup as the Asian Champions League winners came from behind to beat Al Jazira 6-1. Thomas Tuchel’s team, who have taken Reece James despite his injury concerns, will face the Saudi Arabian side in the UAE on 9 February. Former Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo and ex-West Brom…

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Thomas Tuchel makes history after Chelsea win

Thomas Tuchel has become the first manager to reach the European Cup or Champions League final in successive seasons with different clubs. Chelsea defeated Real Madrid 2-0 on Wednesday in their semi-final second leg at Stamford Bridge. They sealed a 3-1 aggregate win and a place in the final alongside Manchester City.  Tuchel led PSG to last year’s Champions League final, seeing his…

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Thomas Tuchel replaces Frank Lampard at Chelsea

German manager Thomas Tuchel has officially been appointed as Chelsea’s new manager following Frank Lampard’s sacking. The former Paris Saint-Germain head coach hopes to be in position in time to be able to take charge of his new side against Wolves on Wednesday. Tuchel is set to sign an 18-month contract, with the option for a further year. He is…

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