What an end of season for Chelsea.

With an unexpected victory in the Europa League Final coupled with Champions League qualification, it’s been a remarkable final few weeks of our season. That is yet another example of why we love football. 

How To Learn More About Football

It’s possible you know a little about football and that it’s a sport that has always interested you. However, maybe you’re lacking knowledge in this area and want to find out more.
You’ve come to the right place if your goal is to learn more about football and what it all entails. It’s one of the most popular sports in the world, so you’re likely the minority if you don’t watch a lot of it or know much about the game. It’s a fun way to spend your free time, and you’ll likely find that you enjoy the sport a lot more when you understand how it’s played and about the different teams and players. 

Attend A Game

You can learn more about football by buying tickets from Ticketmaster and attending a game live and trying to pick up on the rules and general objective as it plays out in front of you. There are plenty of matches taking place all the time that you can buy tickets for so you can watch in person. Pick a team and stadium that interests you, visit it, and view the sport in action for yourself.

Place Bets

Learn more about the sport of football by placing bets online and putting your gambling skills to the test. Visit Unibetto learn more and place preferred bets on your teams of choice. It’s one of the best sports betting sites out there, and you’re sure to enjoy your experience when you’re winning and putting more cash in your pocket.

Ask A Friend

You can also learn more about football in general by asking a friend to explain the game to you. Find someone who’s a big fan of the game and is willing to sit down to walk through the rules, different teams and players with you. You may also decide that you two want to attend a game together so they can better explain the details as you watch the match unfold.

Educate Yourself                                  

Another way to learn more about football is to take the initiative to teach and educate yourself on the matter and history of the game from a resource such as FIFA. There are plenty of online and offline resources out there for you to scour so you can get up to speed. Watch matches on TV and find a team and players who you enjoy watching and following in your free time.

Play the Sport

An excellent way to learn more about any sport is to go out and play it for yourself. Find a local football team to try out for by looking into Premier Football UK or pickup games in your area and ask if you can join. You’ll not only be getting a great deal of exercise in the process, but you’ll also be teaching yourself the sport and having fun all at the same time. The more you play the sport, the more you’re going to know about the game when you sit down to watch teams play each other.

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Antonio Conte gives update on Inter’s alleged pursuit of Romelu Lukaku

Lukaku struggles for form

The 2018/19 campaign has not been Romelu Lukaku’s greatest.

The Belgian started out the season as Manchester United’s main striker under Jose Mourinho.

However, his form was not great, scoring just six in 16 Premier League appearances.

Then, when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced Mourinho, Lukaku found himself cast aside for Marcus Rashford.

Lukaku didn’t feature in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first two PL games and would only be used as a sub in the following four league outings.

Even after Lukaku began to start on a more regular basis under OGS, his goalscoring form didn’t pick up that much. His last league goal came on the 2nd of March.

Bernd Leno

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 10: Bernd Leno of Arsenal reaches for the ball as Romelu Lukaku of Manchester United shoots during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on March 10, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Conte on Inter signing Lukaku

Lukaku has also been linked with a move away from Old Trafford in recent weeks.

The main club he has been rumoured to be joining is Serie A outfit, Inter Milan.

According to ESPN, United want £80m from Inter to sign the 26-year-old.

Antonio Conte was then officially announced as the new Inter Milan coach on Friday.

After being appointed Inter boss, Conte has already been asked about Inter signing Lukaku, to which he responded:

“For sure, we have a plan to try to improve the team. But it will be very important for the players, it will be very important to have a great will and great ambition – me the players and the club – to try to reduce this gap [with Juventus].

“Have Inter met with Lukaku? No, that’s not right, but in this moment there is a sporting director to talk about this and do this question about the transfer market, about the players.

“But I repeat: Now we are very focused to do the first step and to work together.”As quoted by the Manchester Evening News.

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Eden Hazard – What can we say about the Belgian Magician?


Confirmed in his post-match interview after the Europa League Final in Baku on Wednesday, Eden Hazard has informed Chelsea of his intention to join Real Madrid based on personal agreement made with Roman Abramovich at the end of last season.

Roman had reportedly asked Eden Hazard to stay for one more year and lead Chelsea’s charge back into the Champions League. The fantastic Belgian delivered in addition to yet another man-of-the-match performance in Baku scoring two goals to win the Europa League for the second time. Now, with everyone’s blessing he will move to Madrid for a record fee.

So, as you can imagine for a Blogger / Vlogger like me, there is plenty to be said of his fantastic seven years at our club, his development and for what he has achieved here. For now, while preparing to do so at a later date, I want to just share this video made my Tiggz of his best moments this season and what we are going to miss at Chelsea. Enjoy!

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Maurizio Sarri divides the Chelsea fans like no other – should he stay or should he go?


With Champions League qualification on the last day of the season and a Europa League win, his first as a manager, it’s been a fantastic end to Chelsea’s season. I would like to know YOUR opinion on Maurizio Sarri and his immediate future. Should be stay or does he go?


I have to admit that the image of Maurizio Sarri standing behind everyone else getting ready to celebrate with the Europa League trophy, staring at his first winners medal and the smile that followed showed exactly what 30-years of hard work means. There are times when I feel for him, times when despite my frustrations with him as discussed and spoken of in my Vlog posts on my YouTube channel, you can see that he is a proud man who just wants to do well. Finally, on Wednesday night he achieved his first major honour and who knows, it could be the first of many.

So to his immediate future at Chelsea and it’s important that we focus on the season as a whole not forgetting what happened in Baku 24-hours ahead of the game. The problem that it’s reported that Roman Abramovich has is the fact that he has no connection to the Chelsea fans at all. You think of our previous managers – Conte, Mourinho, Ancelotti, Di Matteo – all of them had a connection and spoke often of their appreciation of the support they received from the Chelsea faithful and built on that as their time in the role went by.

After the appointment of Rafa Benitez and the subsequent reaction from a section of the Chelsea support to him, it’s clear that having any signs of something similar does not sit well with Roman. Let’s also not forget the very public display of petulance from Sarri in front of the worlds media the night before the final – that wouldn’t sit well with him either.

The biggest problem I have (which is mentioned in detail in the video above) is Sarri’s refusal to adapt to our League. When he did for two games – switching to a 4-2-3-1 against Man City in the Carabao Cup Final and the following game against Tottenham, it worked giving us more protection in front of our back four giving Jorginho some much needed assistance at the time.

Unfortunately, that tactical tweak was forgotten about and we reverted back to how we have been playing for the remainder of the season. Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester United had a dire end to their Premier League campaigns and that’s how we managed to sneak into third place bearing in mind we dropped NINE points in the closing weeks of the season.

Take away Eden Hazard from our side, as we will have to face next season, and you would have to admit that we would have struggled to finish inside the top four. If anything, we would be fighting for our place in the top six in my opinion.

However, when all is said and done, when the seasons results are entered into the official record books of English/European football, it will note that Chelsea reached two cup finals, winning one of them which turns out to be a European trophy, and finished third in the Premier League in the Managers first season in charge. You cannot argue that having only had three weeks to work with the players before the season started (which is and remains a joke from the club to leave it that long last year!) the Italian has delivered a remarkable result.

With Juventus calling offering him an immediate return to Serie A and a club that is destined for more silverware next season, to Chelsea a team in transition with a two-window transfer ban to deal with you have to wonder what the next few weeks will bring. You can imagine that Sarri would have already met with Roman and the Chelsea hierarchy already.

Maurizio Sarri – the Chelsea manager that has divided opinion amongst the supporters more than any other in our recent history. What do you think he should do?

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Real Madrid set to bid £106m to sign Chelsea’s Eden Hazard- Telegraph

Hazard’s superb 2018/19

The 2018/19 season was arguably Eden Hazard’s best in a Chelsea shirt.

In 37 league outings the Belgian would score 16 and assist 15, the most assists of anyone in the PL this past season.

Hazard also cleaned up at the Chelsea end of season awards landing the Player of the Year, Player’s Player of the Year and Goal of the Season awards.

The winger would also end his campaign by scoring two and assisting one in Chelsea’s 4-1 Europa League final win vs Arsenal.

LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 05: Eden Hazard of Chelsea looks on during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Watford FC at Stamford Bridge on May 05, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Real Madrid preparing bid

It was after this game that Hazard gave a big update about his future at Stamford Bridge.

Speaking to a BT Sports reporter after the tie, when pressed on the issue of his future, Hazard stated:

“I think it’s goodbye. But in football, you never know.”As quoted by the Telegraph.

Hazard has seemingly been edging closer to a Real Madrid switch for some time now.

Now, according to the Telegraph, that saga looks to be finally coming to a close.

The English outlet is claiming that Los Blancos are preparing to bid £106m for Hazard’s services as they want the deal to be wrapped up pretty quickly.

As per the report from the Telegraph, Chelsea are said to have wanted around £100m for Hazard with that fee now being met, should Madrid bid £106m.

If Hazard were to not leave Chelsea this summer, it is believed he will not sign any new deal and as a result, could leave for free next year.

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Chelsea, Celtic & Juventus 2019-20 kits leak online

Leaked images of various 2019-20 kits set to be donned by Chelsea, Celtic and Juventus have emerged online this afternoon.

Chelsea’s classy design

First up comes Chelsea’s 3rd kit for next season.

The design, courtesy of Nike, features a sleek black look, offset with red, white and black stripes along the collar and sleeves.

Yokohama Tyres will once again sponsor the Blues, with Hyundai also featuring on the sleeves:

Celtic switch things up

Next up comes the away jersey to be worn by Scottish champions Celtic for the 2019-20 campaign.

The kit takes on a new look, with a yellow base topped by a green chequered design.

Dafabet will continue to act as the sponsors for the Glasgow giants, with New Balance’s classic NB logo also present:

Juventus go blue

Last but not least comes Serie A powerhouse Juventus’ 3rd kit for next season.

The design, via Adidas, is no doubt set to turn more than a few heads, with a blue background covered by white cloud-like print.

The classic Adidas stripes, as expected, line the Bianconeri’s sleeves, with the eye-catching Juve crest remaining:

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Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud made fun of Arsenal on Jorginho’s live Instagram video after the Europa League final

Uruguay name Copa America squad – Arsenal & Barcelona stars included

Uruguay boss Oscar Tabarez has this evening named his 23-man squad for this summer’s Copa America.

Copa 2019

The latest edition of the Copa America, which sees the finest national sides from South America pitted against one another, is set to take place in Brazil over the coming months.

The tournament will be spread across dates between the 14th of June and 7th of July, in 5 host cities.

Hosts Brazil are currently viewed as clear favourites to emerge victorious, with the Selecao’s embarrassment of riches having been highlighted by the fact that the likes of Marcelo, Fabinho, Douglas Costa and Lucas Moura were all omitted from Tite’s final 23-man squad:

Suarez & Cavani headline Tabarez’s squad

While Brazil’s squad was announced two weeks ago, the 3rd-favourites for the Copa, Uruguay, only made their panel for the tournament official this evening.

The Celeste are the most successful country in the history of the Copa, having clinched 15 titles, one more than Argentina.

And Oscar Tabarez is set to depend on a number of star names from across Europe’s top clubs in his hopes of clinching Uruguay’s latest international crown over the next two months.

There are a number of recognisable faces amongst the Celeste’s defenders, with Atletico Madrid duo Diego Godin and Jose Gimenez, former Liverpool man Sebastian Coates, Juventus veteran Martin Caceres and AC Milan’s Diego Laxalt all included.

In midfield, Arsenal star Lucas Torreira gets the nod, alongside Serie A duo Rodrigo Bentancur and Matias Vecino. Real Madrid youngster Federico Valverde is also included.

Finally, up top, it comes as little surprise to see both Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani present, with Celta Vigo’s in-demand Maxi Gomez also named by Tabarez.

Check out Uruguay’s 23-man squad in full below:

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Sergio Ramos confirms Real Madrid stay: ‘I want to retire here’

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has this evening confirmed his intention to remain with the club into next season and beyond.

Real icon

Spanish international Ramos has been on the books of Los Blancos since 2005, when he made the move to the Bernabeu from fellow La Liga outfit Sevilla.

And the 33-year-old has since gone on to etch his name indelibly into the history books of Real.

Ramos has racked up well over 400 appearances in the colours of the capital giants, on his way to a hefty 20 trophies.

This title-haul includes a quartet of La Liga crowns, and, most-notably, 4 Champions Leagues. In addition, 3 of these European titles came over the course of a 3-year stretch between 2015 and 2018, during which Ramos acted as the heart, soul and leader of Los Merengues.

He is widely considered as one of the greatest defenders of the modern area, with Ramos’ face now synonymous with everything that Real Madrid stand for.

Luis Suarez and Sergio Ramos

Luis Suarez of Barcelona clashes with Sergio Ramos and Casemiro of Real Madrid during the La Liga match between Barcelona and Real Madrid at Camp Nou on May 6, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

‘A very good offer’

As such, it came as something of a shock when rumours began to mount of late that the Spaniard had set his sights firmly on a departure from the Bernabeu this summer.

In fact, Blancos’ president Florentino Perez even went as far as to confirm earlier this week that Ramos and his agent had informed the club’s hierarchy of a lucrative offer on the table from the Chinese Super League.

Speaking to Onda Cero, Perez explained:

‘They came to see me at the office and they told me that they had a very good offer from China but that the rules there do not allow them to pay the transfer.’

‘I’m a Madridista’

Real, though, never wavered in their stance that Ramos was absolutely not for sale, with Perez having added:

‘I told Ramos that it was impossible for Real Madrid to let their captain go for free.’

And, after calling a press conference to provide clarity on his future this evening, Ramos himself has since gone on to reaffirm his complete and total commitment to the soon-to-be dethroned European champions:

‘There has been too much speculation about my future and I wanted to reiterate my commitment to the club. My relationship with the president is similar to that of a father and son.’

‘I have no intention of leaving the club and wish to retire here. The relationship with Florentino is father-son and of course that dynamic can have moments of conflict too.’

‘There is an offer from China and If I didn’t feel wanted then it’s an alternative, but at present my deal is with Real Madrid and my plan is to see out my contract. There has been too much speculation and I wanted to clear this matter up.’

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Agent of Chelsea defender Emerson provides update on future following Europa League triumph

Chelsea star Emerson Palmieri’s agent has this evening spoken out over his client’s future in London.

Chelsea struggles

Emerson, a 24-year-old left-back, made the move to Stamford Bridge in January of last year, from AS Roma.

However, the Brazilian-born Italian’s Chelsea stint subsequently got off to a rocky start, to say the least.

Over the course of his first 12 months with the Blues, Emerson managed a measly 3 Premier League starts, after failing to displace Marcos Alonso in the plans of either Antonio Conte or Maurizio Sarri.

As such, the stopper was heavily-linked with a return to Serie A during the winter transfer window.

The likes of Juventus and Inter Milan were both named as sides expressing a keen interest in the South American’s services.

‘Future is in London’

The closing months of the season, however, proved a very different story.

After being handed the chance to impress during an extended run of appearances by Maurizio Sarri, Emerson seized his opportunity with both hands.

The twice-capped Italian international went on to push Marcos Alonso frequently to the bench, impressing both defensively and with his constant bursts forward.

DUBLIN, IRELAND – AUGUST 01: Emerson Palmieri of Chelsea during the Pre-season friendly International Champions Cup game between Arsenal and Chelsea at Aviva stadium on August 1, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Emerson’s influence was most-keenly felt in the Europa League, where the 24-year-old played the full 90 minutes in both of the Blues’ semi-final meetings with Eintracht Frankfurt, as well as the club’s showpiece victory over Arsenal last night.

The Santos youth product even set up Olivier Giroud’s opener with a pinpoint delivery.

And, as confirmed by agent Leonardo Cornacini this evening, Emerson’s upturn in fortunes over the last couple of months appear to have decided his future, with the full-back set to remain at Stamford Bridge into next season and beyond:

‘He still has years left on his contract.’

‘He’s happy and the club are happy to keep him. We’re certain that his future is in London.’

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Chelsea – Europa League Winners – to a man outstanding – The Chelsea Daft Vlog

In today’s Chelsea Daft Vlog we take a look back at the Europa League Final and a couple of extra articles!

Let me know what you thought of the video. 


What do you think of the video? Post your comments below!

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