9.30am Chelsea transfer news: Man Utd UP FIRST as fixtures announced, Blues banned from signing players this summer, Everton want Zouma

But with their transfer ban still standing and the position of Maurizio Sarri yet to be decided, the Blues face an anxious lead up to the new season.

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  • Jake Lambourne1 minute agoJune 13, 2019

    HERE are Chelsea's key Premier League fixtures for the 2019/20 campaign.

    Maurizio Sarri's side face four of the top six away from home first up, could that be a blessing for the Blues?

    Man Utd

    Away – August 11

    Home – February 8

    Liverpool

    Home – September 21

    Away – May 9

    Man City

    Away – November 23

    Home – March 21

    Tottenham

    Away – December 21

    Home – February

    Arsenal

    Away – December 28

    Home – January 22

  • James Orr17 minutes agoJune 13, 2019

    Roll up, roll up – get your fixtures!

    And what a start is in store for the Blues, with Manchester United up first!

  • ian tuckey11 hours agoJune 12, 2019

    CHELSEA are ready to dig in for the long haul over Maurizio Sarri’s future.

    Even if it means a repeat of last year’s summer-long standoff involving his predecessor, Antonio Conte.

    Dead man walking Conte took the first sessions of pre-season training before getting the sack in mid-July — leaving incoming Sarri just 22 days to prepare for the first game on August 5.

    Chelsea are waiting for Italian champions Juventus to make the first move to appoint Sarri after just one season in charge at Stamford Bridge.

    The Blues are in no rush as they do not want to lose the manager who guided them back into the Champions League and won the Europa League.

    The ball is being left in Sarri and Juve’s court to kick off talks to take the head coach back to Italy barely 11 months after his arrival.

    Chelsea do not want to miss out on compensation for the remaining two years of Sarri’s contract should he eventually ask to leave.

    The situation has descended into a tense stalemate with neither side wanting to break the deadlock.Sarri is back in Italy and showing no signs of wishing to return to England.

    But Chelsea would be quite happy if he and Juventus ultimately fail to produce a cast-iron offer to get the deal done.

    SunSport revealed exclusively how Chelsea have made a last-ditch attempt to persuade Sarri to stay and continue the progress made in his debut season.

  • ian tuckey13 hours agoJune 12, 2019

    CHELSEA legend Gus Poyet insists he wants Maurizio Sarri to spurn Juventus and remain Blues boss.

    But the former Brighton and Sunderland boss, 51, fears Sarri is fed up with “criticism” and wants to return to Italy.

    Ex-Napoli chief Sarri guided Chelsea to third place in the Premier League and a 4-1 Europa League final win over Arsenal in his debut season in England.

    And Goal report ex-Blues midfielder Poyet as saying: “Sarri, for me, has done very well.

    It looks to me that he’s had enough of the criticism for the job he’s done and actually he is the one who wants to leave. I want Sarri to stay.”

  • ian tuckey15 hours agoJune 12, 2019

    EVERTON fans are urging Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma to turn his loan deal into a permanent deal.

    Goodison supporters tweeted their strong feelings after the £18million-rated centre-back bagged his first ever goal for France.

    The 24-year-old rounded off Tuesday's 4-0 Euro 2020 qualifying win over Andorra.

    Apart from congratulating Zouma, Everton fans made comments like “Hope to see you back at Goodison” and “Don't forget Everton loves you!”

    One said:“Can't wait to see you and your awesome attitude back at Goodison with all the boys!”

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