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CHELSEA might not be playing much football at the moment – but there is always drama down at Stamford Bridge.
Winger Pedro has confirmed he will leave the Blues, while Barcelona's Marc-Andre Ter Stegen could be their replacement for Kepa.
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Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has blasted citizens that are ignoring government advice by continuing to go outdoors and socialise.
He told Kicker: ” That is ignorant and irresponsible! If the recommendations to stay at home are not heard, there is no alternative to a curfew.
“There are apparently very many – too many – people who do not understand that they may not be personally more at risk, but very well may be to people around them.
“And then handle it lightly. It’s just selfish.”
PAY DAY DELAY?
The PFA want urgent talks with the Premier League and Football League — as stars expect to be asked to defer wages.
Some top-flight clubs have been in talks with the PFA over whether it would be acceptable to delay a portion of wages until the crisis ends.
This would improve the cash flow of some teams with all players set to get their money.
The PFA have warned clubs they would fight tooth and nail over any pay cut and they have now called for formal talks between themselves, the Premier League and EFL.
In a statement, the PFA — run by union chief Gordon Taylor — said: “As with other industries, the current Covid-19 crisis is having a severe impact on the game’s finances.
“Several clubs have already approached players with a view to imposing pay deferrals.
“In order to deal with this situation, we have called for an urgent meeting with the Premier League and the English Football League to discuss how we might proceed.”
WIL I NEVER
Former Premier League defender Alex Bruce believes that Chelsea winger Willian is exactly the sort of player that Jose Mourinho will be targeting at Tottenham.
He told Football Insider: ” We all know what kind of league the Premier League is in terms of the demands it has and when you’re a team like Tottenham, one thing you really need is to be there or there about at the top end of the table.
“At the minute, they’ve been too up and down in terms of performance levels. It doesn’t surprise me that the likes of Willian, who’s a consistent performer, they’re the type of players Mourinho will want around the squad.
“At the minute, the players have been too up and down and you can’t get away with it.”
ROY'S NOISE SUNK SEB
Rio Ferdinand blames Roy Keane's “overpowering” personality for ex-Chelsea midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron's failings at Manchester United.
Old Trafford legend Ferdinand believes Keane's dominant presence “killed” Veron's chances of showing the “unbelievable” playmaking ability that made him the “main man” for Parma and Lazio.
“He [Veron] was an unbelievable player, great passer.
“The only thing I think that killed him was Roy Keane was probably a bit more of a dominant personality and was picking the ball up in his positions.”
Rio Ferdinand claims Arjen Robben snubbed Manchester United for Chelsea in 2004 because he “didn’t like the smell’ of the training ground.
Ferdinand said in an Instagram Live video: “What a player. Robben was great.
“We should have signed him at Man United. I think he came to the training ground.
“He walked around and didn’t like the smell and walked off and went to Chelsea.
“I couldn’t believe it. He would have been great for us.
“[When you faced Robben] you knew he was going to come back in on his left foot.
“But the left-back couldn’t deal with it. He’d be saying, ‘I’m going to come in on my left, you’re not going to stop me.’ And they didn’t.”
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