Eden Hazard heaps praise on Willian as Chelsea cruise into Champions League knockout stages

Eden Hazard and Willian

Eden Hazard has hailed his on-pitch relationship with Chelsea winger Willian after the pair combined for two goals in the club’s 4-0 win over Qarabag on Wednesday night. Willian scored twice and was fouled for two penalties as Chelsea cruised into the Champions League knockout stages with a 4-0 win over 10-man Qarabag in Baku,…

Willian nets brace as Chelsea crush Qarabag to romp into Champions League last-16 (Match Report)

David Luiz

Willian emerged hero of the day after scoring twice against Qarabag in a match he celebrated his 200th Chelsea appearance propelling the Premier League champions to qualify for Champions League knockout stages. The midfielder scored in style with the smoothly worked second goal and an individual effort to complete the scoring, and sandwiching his first…

Qarabag coach reveals his team’s strategy against Chelsea today

Antonio Conte

Qarabag boss Gurban Gurbanov has explained what his team will do in the Champions League clash against Chelsea in Baku today. Qarabag were thrashed 6-0 in their Champions League Group C game at Stamford Bridge in September, but recovered in the competition to hold Atletico Madrid to two draws home and away and only be…

Thibaut Courtois reveals why Chelsea stars are not sleeping until 3am during Qarabag clash

Gary Cahill and Danny Drinkwater

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has revealed why his colleagues are staying up to 3am during their Champions League trip to Azerbaijan. The Blues take on Qarabag on Wednesday night in the Azerbaijan capital of Baku, which is four hours ahead of the UK. Antonio Conte’s side, who have the longest round trip in their Champions…

Mesut Ozil’s Barcelona move gathers momentum as transfer talks commence

Mesut Ozil

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil’s exit from the Emirates is gathering momentum as his agent has reportedly opened discussions with Barcelona over a sensational January transfer — and the Spanish club believe they can land their man for £17million. It emerged on Monday that the European giants are considering making a dramatic January transfer window move…

Barcelona receive warning over Camp Nou

Deportivo La Coruna 2-1 Barcelona

Matches at Barcelona’s Camp Nou could be played behind closed doors if ‘offensive chants’ are reported, confirmed league president Javier Tebas. Barca’s victory over Las Palmas earlier in the season was played to an empty stadium, but due to the game coinciding with Catalan’s independence referendum, reports Football Espana. “Offensive chants such as ‘Puta Espana’,…

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