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Zidane’s return to Real Madrid puts him on long list of managers returning to former clubs

[ad_1] They say you should never go back, but seemingly that rule doesn't apply to football managers, who are always returning to their former stomping grounds.With Zinedine Zidane returning for a reclamation project at Real Madrid just nine months after leaving the post, it got us thinking about other managers who went back to the site of past glories. Whether it is a nostalgic reappointment or a desperate "Hail Mary"
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Chelsea fine Kepa Arrizabalaga one week’s wages for Carabao Cup final meltdown

[ad_1] Kepa Arrizabalaga has been fined one week's wages for his refusal to be substituted during Chelsea's Carabao Cup final loss to Manchester City, the club have confirmed.Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri was left enraged on the Wembley touchline when Kepa, having twice received treatment on the pitch during extra time, angrily waved away the Italian's attempt to replace him with Willy Caballero. ESPN+ is America's home for a host
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Sarri must punish Kepa for his outburst during Carabao Cup final if he’s to remain Chelsea boss

[ad_1] 10:05 AM ETIan DarkeESPN.com writer CloseDarke, who called games for the network during the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, is ESPN lead soccer voice in the United States. He has covered the Barclays Premier League and the Champions League since 1982, and has one of the world's most recognizable soccer voices.If the world's most expensive goalkeeper, Kepa Arrizabalaga, starts for Chelsea against Spurs on Wednesday, it will
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I didn’t mean to disobey the boss

[ad_1] LONDON -- Kepa Arrizabalaga apologised for refusing to obey Maurizio Sarri's order for him to be substituted for Willy Caballero during extra time of Chelsea's agonising penalty shootout defeat against Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final.Sarri became enraged on the Wembley touchline when Kepa angrily waved away the attempts of his Chelsea teammates and referee John Moss to get him to leave the field, creating what many perceived
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Chelsea vs. Manchester City – Football Match Report – February 24, 2019

[ad_1] * Man City beat Chelsea 4-3 on penalties to retain trophy* Chelsea keeper Arrizabalaga refused to be substituted* Sterling netted decisive spot kick to secure trophy* Match finished 0-0 after extra time at Wembley Stadium (Adds quotes, details)By Martyn HermanLONDON, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Manchester City retained the English League Cup by beating Chelsea 4-3 on penalties after a bizarre climax to the Wembley showpiece on Sunday which saw
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What you need to know for Manchester City vs. Chelsea

[ad_1] The first major trophy of the season is up for grabs Sunday when Manchester City face Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley.City go into the game looking to defend the trophy they won against Arsenal last season and potentially set up the first leg of an unprecedented Quadruple (Premier League title, FA Cup, Carabao Cup and Champions League). Chelsea, struggling for form under Maurizio Sarri, will aim
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Chelsea given two-window transfer ban over youth player breaches

[ad_1] Chelsea have been banned from signing players for the next two transfer windows after FIFA found them guilty of breaching rules relating to the signing of players under the age of 18.It means Chelsea cannot sign players until the summer of 2020, but does not affect their ability to release players or bring back loan players.FIFA said Chelsea had been found to have "breached article 19 of its regulations
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Sarri’s Chelsea future depends on mercy of Abramovich after FA Cup exit

[ad_1] LONDON -- It is a long way back now for Maurizio Sarri as Chelsea manager. The players appear to have stopped listening a while ago, but now that the supporters have lost patience with him, this chastening FA Cup defeat against Manchester United could be the final straw.A manager can limp on for only so long when the players aren't winning games for him, especially at a club like
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Man United vs. Chelsea is all about the managers, Solskjaer and Sarri, fighting for their futures

[ad_1] Manchester United revealed last week that it cost £19.6 million to sack Jose Mourinho and his coaches in December. If proof was ever needed that finding the right manager can be an expensive business, it was laid out in black and white, halfway down a news release about United's financial figures, under the section marked "exceptional items."Chelsea, who face United in Monday's FA Cup fifth-round tie at Stamford Bridge
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FA Cup key for Man United, Chelsea futures; can Newport, Wimbledon cause upset?

[ad_1] There have been some high-profile exits already, but Nick Miller previews the top FA Cup storylines to watch for ahead of the fifth-round fixtures. All FA Cup games are live on ESPN+ in the U.S., find out more here.Chelsea vs. Manchester United means a lot for both bosses ESPN+ is America's home for a host of professional soccer leagues from around the world, highlighted by Italy's Serie A, Major