Real Madrid star Casemiro’s house raided by robbers with wife, son inside

Reports in Spain state that the house of Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro was robbed during Saturday night’s derby against Atletico Madrid.

ESPN FC cite sources close to the Brazilian international as describing how his residence was targeted by burglars whilst he played at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday.

The scoreless draw at the home of Los Rojiblancos kept Madrid at the top of the early La Liga table, with few clear-cut opportunities created by either side.

A number of players have had their properties robbed while living in Spain, with the repot citing Casemiro’s Madrid teammates Lucas Vazquez, Isco, Karim Benzema alongside his Coach Zinedine Zidane as being previous targets.

Atletico Madrid’s Alvaro Morata along with Barcelona duo Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba have also had their houses robbed, while Philippe Coutinho also suffered the same fate last season.

Casemiro’s wife and daughter, according to Football Espana, were in the property at the time but both are said to have escaped unhurt.

Jorginho reveals what he did to win over Chelsea boo boys under Frank Lampard

Chelsea midfielder has revealed what he did to earn the praise of Chelsea boo-boys after subjecting him to jeers when Maurizio Sarri was in charge of the Blues last season.

Chelsea fans used to jeer Jorginho — but the punters are now chanting his name for the right reasons.

The 27-year-old scored the penalty which put Blues on the road to their first home Premier League win — and first clean sheet — under Frank Lampard.

Asked how it felt being cheered at Stamford Bridge, midfielder Jorginho said: “It’s amazing because last season it was impossible.

“I’m very happy how they have changed their mind about me. I have worked a lot.

“I never said anything, I just work and work and work and I think the results are coming — and I am very happy with that.

“It is an opportunity for me to show I’m here not just for the coach.

“I’m thankful of what we did together because it was amazing.

“We worked four years together and I’m very thankful for what I learned from him. But I’m here also for my quality — but the people could not see that last season.”

Jorginho admitted the crowd’s negativity towards him back then made him “a little sad”.

But he added: “I just had to work hard and change their minds — and to make them know they had made a mistake about me.”

He netted his first league goal of the season after Mason Mount was fouled by Adam Webster early in the second half.

That is now 12 successful spot-kicks in his last 13 efforts.

Callum Hudson-Odoi, on as a sub for his first Prem appearance since an Achilles injury in April, delivered the assist for Willian’s deflected second.

Last season, Blues supporters were furious that Jorginho replaced N’Golo Kante as the deep-lying midfielder.

Kante missed Saturday’s game with a hamstring knock but had he played, he would have occupied a more advanced position.

But, hilariously, Chelsea’s fans are not moaning about Lampard using the players in a similar way to Sarri.

Nevertheless, Lampard has tweaked his tactics and the team is more direct.

Jorginho said: “This season, we are playing with more long balls, so less short passing.

“It has changed a little bit but the mentality is the same, to press the other team and try to have control of the match.

“I have to be there to control all the team. If I leave my position it is a big problem for everybody because there will be too much space in the midfield.

“I try to do what the coach wants so I can adapt myself.

“He wants the ball forward quicker and not have too much short passing, so I am trying to do that. Yes, it is simple.”

Lampard stressed that this season is not all about the kids.

He pinpointed the importance of the experience of Jorginho and Willian, who both caused Brighton problems throughout, report The Sun.

Asked about being a leader in the team, Jorginho said: “That is not new for me because I always tried to play like this — but nobody was talking about it. I was trying to help my mates.

“It is a thing not everybody sees but when someone like Frank Lampard talks about it, then maybe people look for it.”

AC Milan approach former Chelsea star to take over as manager after loss to Fiorentina at home

Reports in Italy claim AC Milan have opened talks with Ukraine Coach Andriy Shevchenko to take over from Marco Giampaolo as manager.

The Rossoneri plunged into full-blown crisis mode after a humiliating 3-1 home defeat to Fiorentina on Sunday, which saw Mateo Musacchio sent off and Gianluigi Donnarumma save a penalty, meaning they have lost four of their first six Serie A games.

According to the latest reports from TMW, the club has begun talks with legend Shevchenko, who is currently the manager of the Ukraine national team.

The 43-year-old has been on the Ukraine bench since the summer of 2016, under contract until July 2020.

The former striker had two different spells at Milan as a player, from 1999-2006 and again on loan from Chelsea in 2008-09.

Giampaolo, according to Football Italia, will be given one more game to turn things around and that is next weekend against Genoa, who are also in crisis.

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Willian sends warning to Chelsea

Chelsea star Willian has warned his colleagues about the dire consequences of wasting chances in front of goal, saying: “If we want to stay at the top of the table we have to win points and win games.”

The Blues had 17 shots on goal in the first half but still trooped in goalless at the break.

They needed a Jorginho penalty, after Adam Webster tripped Mason Mount, to finally break the deadlock before Willian struck late on to secure a first home league win of the season.

According to the Brazilian, Chelsea have to be more ruthless in front of goal after they squandered a host of chances against Brighton.

‘We needed it,’ the Brazilian told the club’s website.

‘We have been working hard every day, every game and this time we finally got the result, got the three points at home and we have to carry on. We have to continue in the same way.

‘The game could have been 3-0 or 4-0. In the first half we created a lot of chances and I think we have to be more clinical.

‘We cannot miss chances like this and we have to now think about the next game.

‘The clean sheet means we get confidence now. We will have more confidence in the next games and we have to carry on the same way.

‘If we want to stay at the top of the table we have to win points and win games, so we go for it. We have to keep pushing and working hard, and I think we can do that.’

Brighton came close to equalising when Dan Burn’s downward header bounced up and clipped the Chelsea crossbar.

But Burn admitted: ‘I thought Chelsea were the better team on the day and we didn’t do what we do as well as we have done in other games.

‘They had some good chances, but we were frustrated with the penalty because I didn’t think it was at the time.

‘I could have scored with that header as well, so it was very frustrating. We are creating chances and we have to take them, which is what the top teams do.’

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Arsenal legend reveals why Chelsea “will be dominating English football” in two years, predicts top four for Blues

Former Arsenal Paul Merson reckons Chelsea “will be dominating English football” inside the next three years.

Chelsea have had a mixed start to the season under new boss Frank Lampard.

However, Blues fan Merson has seen enough in the club’s youngsters to think they have an extremely bright future.

The likes of Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham have been regular starters in the Premier League side and Fikayo Tomori has also featured at the back in recent weeks.

And Merson believes there is enough potential there to have success within a couple of years, report the Daily Express.

“It’s very rare that the bar gets heightened when you get beat,” Merson said on Soccer Saturday.

“But I think everybody went away from the game after and thought ‘you know what, we’ve got a bright future here’.

“If you go through some of the players, you don’t know if this has been a plan or they’ve just fallen over it, but you’ve got to give credit to Frank Lampard.

“If they don’t have the transfer embargo and Frank Lampard isn’t the manager these young kids are all out on loan, they’re all out on loan.

“And now they’re all in and they’re all their best players.

“I go through the Chelsea squad now and in two or three years this team will be dominating English football, dominating English football.

“If they all stay together, they’ve got so much talent in that club at the moment and they’re all youngsters.

“I think it’s a bright future for Chelsea, I see them getting in the top four, I really do, I think they can get in the top four.

“They just have to tighten up at the back, I think there’s only two teams that have let in more goals than them which is worrying.

“But that will come and I think there is a bright future for Chelsea and it’s all coming together.”

Barcelona join Juventus in race to sign Chelsea star

Reports in Spain claim Barcelona are keen to join Juventus in the race to sign Willian on a free transfer.

The Brazil international is out of Chelsea contract at the end of the season.

And it is said that he is refusing to renew his deal at Stamford Bridge.

New Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is placing his faith in youngsters this term.

Callum Hudson-Odoi, Christian Pulisic and Mason Mount have all been used on the wing so far.

And opportunities for ageing Willian could become even more limited in a year’s time when Chelsea can buy new players after their transfer ban is lifted.

Mundo Deportivo claim Barcelona chiefs are preparing to offer the winger a deal in January – 18 months after they had a £55million bid rejected by Roman Abramovich.

The Catalan giants have been tracking Willian for as much as ten years, when he played for Ukrainian giants Shakhtar Donetsk, report The Sun.

Despite his age, the Brazil international could prove to be a great piece of business for Ernesto Valverde, giving him options on either wing and in the centre of the pitch.

Lampard has already indicated that he would like Willian to extend his Chelsea contract.

How Kepa, Mason Mount, Azpilicueta, other Chelsea stars reacted to Blues first clean sheet

Chelsea claimed their first home Premier League win and clean sheet of the season with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion.

The hosts had the better of the first half, Tammy Abraham hitting a post with a header and Ross Barkley and Pedro both being denied by Mat Ryan.

Jorginho broke the deadlock five minutes after the break, scoring from the penalty spot after Mason Mount had been brought down by Adam Webster.

Brighton fought back, with Dan Burn hitting the crossbar, but Willian secured the victory with 14 minutes left after a counter-attack led by Callum Hudson-Odoi.

Chelsea climb four places to sixth, on 11 points. Brighton drop to 16th with six points, after a six-match winless run.

Some of the club’s stars took to the social media to express their joy over their first home victory and clean sheet in the Premier League

kepa Arrizabalaga@kepa_46
Great three points and clean sheet!! Keep working and focus on the wednesday game!
🤜🏼🤛🏼 @jorginhofrello@ChelseaFC

Mason Mount@masonmount_10
Three points and a clean sheet. Solid afternoon at the Bridge! 💪🏼💙

Callum Hudson-Odoi @Calteck10
Big 3 points today!! Great team performance and happy to contribute with an assist #CFC⚽️

Mateo Kovačić @Mateo_Kova23
2 goals for 3 points…sounds pretty good to me!

Hard work finally pays off with our first home Premier League win! Well done guys, we’re on the right track! Come on Blues!

César Azpilicueta@CesarAzpi
3 points ✅ Clean sheet ✅ #CFC🔵

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Chelsea legend buys £15,000 guard dog for his family security

Reports in England claim John Terry is taking delivery of a terrifying £15,000 guard dog to protect his home from raiders.

The ex-Chelsea star – now assistant boss at Aston Villa – was raided by a well-planned gang in 2017 who stole more than £400,000 valuables from his mansion.

According to The Sun, he has become the latest high-profile name to move to protect his home with a snarling dog which security experts believe are more of a deterrent than sophisticated alarms and cameras.

He and wife Toni have put their name down for German Shepherd-type breed which is finishing its final training before being delivered to their home in Surrey.

The dog is being provided by renowned Chaperone K9 who train breeds to be docile family pets that become roaring beasts when a threat is detected.

On the firm’s website, bosses reveal: “Chaperone K9 have built a strong reputation. We are renowned for supplying trained dogs to the very highest quality that offer both security and love to their new families in an often unpredictable society.”

Premier league stars Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford, Raheem Sterling, Andy Carroll and Jamie Vardy all have guard dogs from the firm.

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Frank Lampard gives injury updates on Rudiger, Christensen, Giroud, Emerson, Loftus-Cheek ahead of Brighton clash

Frank Lampard has ruled Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger out of clash against Brighton at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

The powerful German centre back slipped on a metal plate pitchside while retrieving the ball for a throw in his comeback game just two weeks ago and hurt his groin at Wolves.

‘Toni has got a recurring injury in his groin area, not the original knee injury,’ Lampard reported.

‘We are trying to find a solution because he has still got some pain. We’re hopeful it won’t be long but I haven’t got an end date for you. It’s an injury that is ongoing.’

But the Chelsea boss handed the club’s fans good news over Andreas Christensen and Olivier Giroud.

Christensen, who limped off in the first half of Chelsea clash against Liverpool last Sunday, is deemed fit to face Brighton.

Lampard said: ‘Andreas should be okay. He trained with us today. He has missed most of the week.

‘He still has a tiny bit of pain but it’s hopefully not a risk. He will be in the squad.’

Olivier Giroud has missed the last two games with a nasty illness, but Lampard said the Frenchman is over it now.

‘It’s been a difficult week for him because it was a strong illness that left him pretty weak. He’s been getting a bit of strength back this week and it’ll be touch and go to see if he is involved tomorrow.’

Lampard’s final updates regarded longer-term absentees Ruben Loftus-Cheek, and first Emerson Palmieri

‘Emerson now is going to be the other side of the international break with a hamstring injury.

‘Ruben we can’t give a date, but he’s outside jogging slowly. That’s a positive move for this week, it’s good to see him outside. We will see how that goes over the next weeks.’

Frank Lampard complains about Callum Hudson-Odoi

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard was not impressed by Callum Hudson-Odoi in the first-half of the Grimsby match at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues thrashed Grimsby 7-1 in the Carabao Cup, with Hudson-Odoi getting on the scoresheet

The 18-year-old was a little rusty in the match and missed several other chances. He, however, eventually scored after getting a half-time dressing down.

Following the win over the League Two club, the manager was asked whether it was good to see Hudson-Odoi back in action.

He said: “Yeah of course. Firstly he has signed up, so that is good so that puts to bed everything else.

“In terms of his performance, I thought first half not so sure.

“I thought him and Christian as wingers, the message was to hurt the line and run behind and end upp in areas inside the box where you’re taking people on.

“That wasn’t happening and that message didn’t get across because at half-time it had to be reinforced pretty strongly.

“In the second half, they managed to get in better positions. Callum’s talent means he has to absolutely work hard to run at people, to get in behind people, to be inside, to be outside, to work off the ball. That’s where he needs to learn because if he wants to play in the team week in, week out, that’s what he needs to do.”