Half-Time Report (Watch Goal on Video): Ben Godfrey deflects Havertz’s flicked ball into net for Blues lead… Chelsea 1-0 Everton

A good half for Chelsea who find themselves ahead thanks to an own goal from Ben Godfrey at Stamford Bridge.

Callum Hudson-Odoi’s short pass into the box is latched on to by Marcos Alonso who then steers in a low cross.

The ball is flicked on by Kai Havertz before the ball is deflected in off Ben Godfrey. It looks like being an own goal for now, but that could change with a bit more scrutineering.

The Blues had dominated the half, having the vast majority of the play and conceding very few chances to a threatening Everton attack.

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(Watch Video) Laporta elected Barcelona president, hails club’s icons Cruyff, Messi

Joan Laporta has been elected as Barcelona president for a second time.

Laporta was voted back in as president, after leaving the role in 2010, by a majority of 54% of votes in this weekend’s high stakes election.

The 58-year-old won the vote to see off rivals Victor Font and Toni Freixa to bag the top job.

Laporta has previously held the position at the Nou Camp between 2003 and 2010.

Font came home in second with 31.11 per cent, with Freixa on 10.01 per cent.

Laporta has hailed club icons Johan Cruyff and Lionel Messi in his first speech in the job.

“I want to thank the members who have participated in the elections, which make us more than a club,” he told a press conference as reported by Marca.

“Surely Johan has helped us. He inspires us in all the decisions we have to make. This candidacy is Cruyffista one.

“Today it was 20 years ago that a boy named Leo Messi made his debut with Barca.

“He is the best in history and in the world. He came in to vote with his son and has participated in this election as an example of what we have been saying.

“Leo loves Barcelona. And this is significant and hopefully it will serve to encourage him to stay.”

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Chelsea set to offer contract extensions to two Blues stars as Jose Mourinho circles

Chelsea are lining up new contract talks with Antonio Rudiger and Andrea Christensen, but according to Football Insider, Tottenham are on alert if a deal for the Germany international can not be agreed.

The centre-backs have become key players under Thomas Tuchel since he replaced Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge, with the German huge fans of both men.

Rudiger, 28, has started every game under the German gaffer, while Christensen, 24, has featured in five out of the last six Premier League matches.

And with the pair’s contracts to expire in 2022, it has been claimed that the Blues are keen to tie them down to new deals.

According to the Telegraph, Chelsea are planning to offer Christensen a new contract, though talks are yet to take place.

They state that the West London outfit are keen to extend the Denmark international’s stay as they are aware clubs are monitoring his situation.

And Football Insider have revealed that Chelsea are in the process of offering Rudiger a long-term deal ahead of the summer.

The report claims that the club want to keep Rudiger and he is set to be offered a long-term deal ahead of the summer.

The Germany international himself is said to be keen for his future to be sorted before the window opens.

Tottenham came close to signing Rudiger last summer and were hopeful of reaching an agreement going into the final days of the Premier League window.

Chelsea wanted a loan fee – believed to be more than £4million – for the centre-back as well as for all of his £150,000-a-week contract to be covered.

The cost of the deal would have been more than £10m, and that was deemed too high by the Spurs hierarchy for a season-long loan.

Liverpool told to sell Mohamed Salah

Liverpool should sell Mohamed Salah and re-build their squad in the same way they did after Philippe Coutinho left, says Reds legend Robbie Fowler.

Speaking in his column for The Mirror, he said: “I’m not having a go at Salah. I love him to bits.

“But I truly believe that transfers now are largely about what players want, so the ball is in his court, not Liverpool’s.

“If he wants to go, then he should go. If a player wants to leave, we have to accept it’s in the mix.

“I’m a firm believer that if they are unhappy and want to be going, then they should be going.

“Jurgen Klopp has said the same, too – he doesn’t want anyone at the club who doesn’t want to be there. It is my belief that was his attitude with Philippe Coutinho. He agitated for a move.

“Klopp didn’t want Coutinho because he thought his attitude wasn’t right, and he didn’t want that poison in his camp in the end.

“So if Salah is truly ­unhappy, if he is upset he hasn’t been given a new contract or whatever, then cash in, get as much as you can for him and use the money to make tweaks with the current team.

“I’m a fan of Salah, obviously, who wouldn’t be? But Liverpool didn’t miss Coutinho that much, did they?”

Jose Mourinho takes swipe at his critics after Tottenham score their 100th goal

Jose Mourinho hailed his Centurions and then told the doubters: Not bad for a defensive, negative side.

Clinical Tottenham thrashed Crystal Palace 4-1 with two goals from Harry Kane and Gareth Bale.

Mourinho, 58, is often irked by the reputation that he is not an attack-minded coach.

Yet he possesses one of the best striking units in world football as they became the second team after Bayern Munich in Europe’s top-five leagues to notch 100 goals this campaign.

Spurs boss Mourinho said: “I was happy with the attitude, the feeling and naughty smile of scoring 100 goals in the season – and we’re a defensive team.

“The stat I was given is not bad for a very defensive team, for a very negative team.

Reece James relishes rivalry with Chelsea teammate

Reece James is relishing his friendly rivalry with Callum Hudson-Odoi for a spot in the Chelsea team.

But James knows he must win the battle for Thomas Tuchel’s right wing-back place to remain in the frame for Gareth Southgate’s England Euros squad.

Chelsea will look to continue their unbeaten run under new boss Tuchel against Everton tonight, with James, 21, starting four of those ten matches.

Hudson-Odoi, 20, has been preferred in other games, though James got the nod for Thursday’s 1-0 win at Liverpool.

He said: “I’ve known Callum for years and there is no problem between me and him. We get on well together and it is part of the game.”

PSG battle Chelsea for Italy star

Chelsea are being led by Paris Saint-Germain in the race to sign AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, according to reports.

The Blues are believed to be interested in the giant stopper, whose contract is set to expire at the end of the season.

Italian website Libero last week claimed that Chelsea are readying a a £175,000-a-week offer for the 22-year-old.

But according to Tutto Mercato, Thomas Tuchel’s side face stiff competition.

They reckon that the German’s old club PSG are interested in Italy’s No1, as they chase a replacement for current first choice Keylor Navas.