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Chelsea summer signings: Have Antonio Conte’s dealings made Chelsea a better team?

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Is Gary Cahill on borrowed time at Chelsea?

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Chelsea’s dream start to the new Premier League season has faced a harsh dose of reality in the last seven days, with the Blues losing their first game of the Antonio Conte era on Friday night.

Liverpool claimed a 2-1 victory over the London outfit at Stamford Bridge and were good value for their win, meaning the hosts will need to go back to the drawing board.

Confirmed Team News: Chelsea vs Liverpool lineups

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Chelsea team to play Liverpool Chelsea (4-1-4-1): Courtois; Ivanovic (c), Cahill, David Luiz, Azpi; Kante; Willian, Oscar, Matic, Hazard; Costa....

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Matic praises Chelsea’s new enforcer Kante

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Swansea (United Kingdom) (AFP) New Chelsea enforcer N'Golo Kante is so good that he is even better than Stamford Bridge legend Claude Makelele, fellow midfielder Nemanja Matic has declared.

Attention ahead of Sunday's trip to Swansea City has focused on David Luiz, the Brazil centre-back who will make his second debut for Chelsea following his return from Paris Saint Germain on the final day of the transfer window.

Matic praises Chelsea’s new enforcer Kante

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Swansea (United Kingdom) (AFP) New Chelsea enforcer N'Golo Kante is so good that he is even better than Stamford Bridge legend Claude Makelele, fellow midfielder Nemanja Matic has declared.

Attention ahead of Sunday's trip to Swansea City has focused on David Luiz, the Brazil centre-back who will make his second debut for Chelsea following his return from Paris Saint Germain on the final day of the transfer window.

Antonio Conte: David Luiz Was A Panic Buy

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Antonio Conte has admitted David Luiz was a panic buy for Chelsea but claims the Brazilian could still become one of the best defenders in the world.

Luiz was signed on deadline day for £34 million from PSG after the Blues failed in moves for a string of their primary targets.

His return comes two years after he was sold to the French champions for £50 million.

Chelsea’s Luiz can rank among world’s best defenders. says Conte

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Cobham (United Kingdom) (AFP) Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has hit back at criticism of his surprise move for David Luiz by claiming the Brazilian can become one of the world's best defenders.

Conte has brought Luiz back to Stamford Bridge two years after he was sold to Paris Saint Germain in a world record £50 million ($66 million, 59 million euros) deal for a defender.

Why Chelsea can win the Premier League by playing 3-5-2

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With the new Premier League season three games in, there are clear signs that Chelsea are looking like a side with a point to prove, with Swansea next to come.

Although the Blues are yet to play their best football and perhaps have been slightly fortuitous to record maximum points to date, Antonio Conte has undoubtedly restored the feel-good factor at Stamford Bridge.

David Luiz happy to be jack of all trades at Chelsea

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London (AFP) David Luiz insists he is willing to play in a variety of roles for Chelsea following his surprise move back to Stamford Bridge.

Luiz rejoined the Premier League club from Paris Saint-Germain on transfer deadline day last month and has been renewing old acquaintances at Chelsea's Cobham training ground this week.

Various Pundits SLAM Chelsea signing David Luiz - Where do you stand?

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Chelsea's Transfer Deadline Day signing of David Luiz has caused a stir in the press and a pundits alike. Many have spoken out and their opinions are hardly positive. As a Chelsea fan reading this post where do you stand?

At the moment I am reading all sorts of rubbish in the press about Luiz.

Chelsea's Deadline Day signings an indication of intent from Antonio Conte to switch to three at the back?

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As we know Chelsea splashed out a cool £57m on transfer deadline day on Marcos Alonso and David Luiz and I just wonder if this is a signal of intent from Antonio Conte to switch to playing three centre-backs at Chelsea this season?

We know that it is his favoured formation but up to this point, we didn't have the strength in numbers to adopt to that style.

#DeadlineDay - The Key Player Moves from Stamford Bridge - David Luiz forces a move to the club he loves!

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We heard the rumour late on Tuesday night and were told that it was simply a pipe-dream yesterday morning. However, after Chelsea's bid was rejected by PSG, David Luiz personally express his desire to rejoin Chelsea to the PSG President and here we are - he is back!!

The financial details remain unclear but it's believed that PSG owe Chelsea outstanding money from signing him two years ago, with that and his desire to come back to the club, it's believed that the total fee agreed is around £34m which at least a third of that monies owed by PSG being waved as part of the agreement.

Is David Luiz Really An Antonio Conte Player?

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Last week Antonio Conte was complaining about Chelsea's lack of activity in the transfer market. Well the window has closed and after some last day shopping the Blues ended up spending £120m.

The headline making deal was the return of David Luiz from PSG for £34m. Luiz gives Conte the option of playing a three-man defense, but after chasing the like of Michael Emenalo, Marina Granovskaia, Kalidou Koulibaly and Leonardo Bonucci all summer, the arrival of David Luiz seems to have came out of left field.

Brazil’s Luiz returns to Chelsea from PSG

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London (AFP) Premier League powerhouses Chelsea have re-signed Brazil defender David Luiz from French champions Paris Saint-Germain on a three-year deal, the English club announced on Wednesday.

Luiz, 29, became the world's most expensive defender in 2014 when Chelsea sold him to PSG for around 50 million pounds ($65 million, 58 million euros).

Brazil’s Luiz returns to Chelsea from PSG

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London (AFP) Premier League powerhouses Chelsea have re-signed Brazil defender David Luiz from French champions Paris Saint-Germain on a three-year deal, the English club announced on Wednesday.

Luiz, 29, became the world's most expensive defender in 2014 when Chelsea sold him to PSG for around 50 million pounds ($65 million, 58 million euros).

Reports: Chelsea Have Made It To The ‘Advanced Talks’ Stage Of Re-Signing David Luiz From PSG

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When we first heard of Chelsea's supposed bid to re-sign David Luiz from PSG shortly before close of play last night, we must admit we rejected it as mere deadline-related hokum.

However, it would appear that the Blues are deadly serious, with the Guardian reporting that negotiations between the two camps are now at an "advanced" level.

Deadline Day Live: Chelsea Transfer News From 2016 Summer Window

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It’s the transfer deadline day and Chelsea are expected to be busy on the final day of the transfer window.

Here, we’re bringing you all the major Chelsea transfer news in the form of live blog / commentary covering the final few hours of the 2016 summer transfer window.

You’ll be able to catch all the latest transfers news and updates today on Soccerlens and on Twitter.

Chelsea midfielder Ramires Latest Star To Head To China

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Chelsea midfielder Ramires is the third star to agree to a move to a Chinese Super League side this week.

Former Arsenal ace Gervinho agrees move to Super League side Hebei China Fortune while Inter Milan midfielder Fredy Guarin has agreed to join Shanghai Shenhua.

But it is Ramires that is the big money move as Chelsea were able to get £25m from Jiangsu Suning, in the biggest transfer deal ever involving a Chinese club.

PSG defender: Chelsea star one of the best in Europe

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David Luiz says he would welcome Diego Costa to Paris Saint-Germain shouldthe Chelsea striker decide to leave the London clubin the future.

The 27-year-old joined Chelsea in 2014 from Atletico Madrid, and scored 20 goals in his first season, leading the Blues to Premier League title last campaign.

International, Break: Manchester City and Newcastle among clubs hit hardest by international injuries

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Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

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Sunday isn't the busiest day of soccer action, but several of the game's heavy hitters take the field on a day that features plenty of interesting matchups.

In England, Premier League contenders Chelsea return to action for a visit to Wales to take on Swansea City. Sunday could see the reintroduction of centerback David Luiz, who could see the field for the club after recently joining from Paris Saint-Germain.

Emery looking for PSG to bounce back, minus Luiz

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Paris (AFP) Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery has admitted he didn't want defender David Luiz to leave the club as the French champions prepare to host Saint-Etienne in Ligue 1 on Friday.

The Brazil centre-back was surprisingly sold back to former club Chelsea for a reported £32 million ($42.

Emery looking for PSG to bounce back, minus Luiz

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Paris (AFP) Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery has admitted he didn't want defender David Luiz to leave the club as the French champions prepare to host Saint-Etienne in Ligue 1 on Friday.

The Brazil centre-back was surprisingly sold back to former club Chelsea for a reported £32 million ($42.

Luiz stunner tops off billion-pound transfer blitz

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London (AFP) David Luiz made a surprise return to Chelsea on Wednesday as English Premier League clubs splashed out on the final day of a record-breaking, billion-pound mid-year transfer window.

In late deals, Brazil defender Luiz returned after two years at Paris Saint-Germain, while France midfielder Moussa Sissoko left Newcastle United for Tottenham Hotspur.

Luiz stunner tops off billion-pound transfer blitz

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London (AFP) David Luiz made a surprise return to Chelsea on Wednesday as English Premier League clubs splashed out on the final day of a record-breaking, billion-pound mid-year transfer window.

In late deals, Brazil defender Luiz returned after two years at Paris Saint-Germain, while France midfielder Moussa Sissoko left Newcastle United for Tottenham Hotspur.

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DAVID LUIZ | WELCOME BACK TO CHELSEA 2016 | BEST MOMENTS | HD

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Andy Gray Translates David Luiz Interview In French Until Graeme Souness Points Out He’s Speaking Portuguese (Video)

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"Needless to say, we've had the last laugh"

Praise be, for the footballing gods have bestowed upon us an absolute beauty here.

Having left Sky Sports entirely of their own accord several years ago to forge a successful new career over in Dubai with BeIN Sports, Andy Gray and Richard Keys demonstrated once again why they are so highly sought-after in punditry circles with another choice piece of analytical gold on Tuesday evening.

Brazil

Brazil vs. Ecuador 2016 live stream: Game time, TV schedule and live stream for Copa America Centenario

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Day two of the Copa is here with a slate of three games to watch

The second day of the Copa America is here, and today's focus is on the perennial favorites of any tournament: Brazil. However, Brazil will have to contest this tournament missing a number of key players, the biggest of which is Neymar.

Brazil without Neymar and David Luiz for Paraguay trip

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Brazil will be without Barcelona star Neymar and Paris Saint-Germain defender David Luiz on Tuesday when they face a tricky 2018 World Cup qualifying trip to Paraguay with renewed uncertainty swirling around their campaign.

The Brazilians are licking their wounds after the disappointment of Friday's 2-2 draw with Uruguay, when they squandered a two-goal lead and finished the game clinging on for the point.

Brazil without Neymar and David Luiz for Paraguay trip

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Brazil will be without Barcelona star Neymar and Paris Saint-Germain defender David Luiz on Tuesday when they face a tricky 2018 World Cup qualifying trip to Paraguay with renewed uncertainty swirling around their campaign.

The Brazilians are licking their wounds after the disappointment of Friday's 2-2 draw with Uruguay, when they squandered a two-goal lead and finished the game clinging on for the point.

Brazil x Uruguay probable starting line-ups 25 March 2016

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Brazil play their first game of 2016 when they face Uruguay in a World Cup qualifying match in Recife on Friday evening.
The Brazilians are currently fourth in the table – two points behind Uruguay.
The tie throws together Barcelona teammates Neymar and Luis Suarez. David Luiz and Fernandinho are expected to start for Dunga's side.

David Luiz Claims To Have Found A Foolproof Cure For Baldness

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"My hair was dull and lifeless...until I started injecting my cranium with hip cells"

Despite being one of the hairiest herberts in the professionalgame, David Luiz has revealed that he is still haunted by the prospect of one day having to surrender his dense thicket of glossy ringlets to the onset of baldness.

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Copa America groups

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Out of the 16 teams competing in Copa America Centenario, they've been separated into four Copa America groups —from Group A through Group D. Four of the teams were seeded (USA, Brazil, Mexico and Argentina) while the remaining 12 teams were randomly drawn into their respective groups.

The Copa America Centenario is a once-in-a-lifetime event, honoring 100 years of the Copa America tournament and featuring some of the world's best teams and players.

Copa America groups

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Out of the 16 teams competing in Copa America Centenario, they've been separated into four Copa America groups —from Group A through Group D. Four of the teams were seeded (USA, Brazil, Mexico and Argentina) while the remaining 12 teams were randomly drawn into their respective groups.

The Copa America Centenario is a once-in-a-lifetime event, honoring 100 years of the Copa America tournament and featuring some of the world's best teams and players.

Ex-players

Champions League winning defender blasts Jose Mourinho!

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David Luiz has had plenty to say ahead of tonight's game between PSG and Chelsea but was also asked of the fact that Jose Mourinho is no longer manager. He responded with an insight to how things finished up between the two!

He said:

"Coaches come, coaches go, it's part of football.

DAVID LUIZ: "I know how Chelsea play, they won't come and just attack at us."

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This first leg in Paris is a huge game for both Chelsea and Paris St Germain and for David Luiz in particular, it's a special occasion. He has been quick to play down Chelsea's league position heading into this one.

He said:

"We have always said Chelsea's form in the league means nothing in these two games.

"John is probably Chelsea’s greatest ever player, the club need to show him some more respect"

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David Luiz has taken time ahead of the game tonight to give his views on the contract situation with John Terry and cannot believe that the club are leaving him in limbo.

Speaking in Paris, Luiz said:

John is probably Chelsea's greatest ever player, the club need to show him some more respect.

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Ibrahimovic hands PSG slender victory at Toulouse

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Not for the first time, Paris Saint-Germain were grateful to Zlatan Ibrahimovic as the Swede's second-half goal secured a 1-0 win away to Toulouse in Ligue 1 on Saturday.

It was far from a vintage performance from the champions and relegation-threatened Toulouse were unlucky not to take anything from the game on the day their refurbished stadium was officially inaugurated before a crowd of more than 30,000.

Ibrahimovic hands PSG slender victory at Toulouse

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Not for the first time, Paris Saint-Germain were grateful to Zlatan Ibrahimovic as the Swede's second-half goal secured a 1-0 win away to Toulouse in Ligue 1 on Saturday.

It was far from a vintage performance from the champions and relegation-threatened Toulouse were unlucky not to take anything from the game on the day their refurbished stadium was officially inaugurated before a crowd of more than 30,000.

The Rest

Los ausentes de la Copa América

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Aquí el listado de 20 jugadores importantes que se perderán el torneo por diferentes razones:

ARGENTINA
Paulo Dybala: La rompió en Juventus y es buscado por Barcelona y Real Madrid, sin embargo no fue considerado por Martino para el torneo.
Carlos Tévez: Martino se las arregla con dos delanteros ‘9' y puso por encima a Gonzalo Higuaín y Sergio Agüero, por lo cual la ausencia de Tévez es lógica.