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Clinical Chelsea’s recent revival under Graham Potter continued on Saturday, as Gary Lineker watched them cruise past Leicester.

 

Ben Chilwell scored against his former club to set the tone for a 3-1 victory and relieve pressure on Potter.

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After Patson Daka levelled, Kai Havertz’s fine finish restored the visitors’ lead, and Mateo Kovacic’s volley sealed it.

 

Chelsea forward Joao Felix hit the post and had a goal ruled out by VAR, while the hosts’ Kieran Dewsbury-Hall missed a sitter before Wout Faes was sent off late on, according to Live Score.

 

A third straight victory, after knocking out Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday, should mark the start of the recovery under Potter.

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It was only the second time this season that Chelsea scored three goals in a Premier League game, and there was a fluidity and clinical edge that had been lacking this season.

 

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AC Milan is reportedly interested in signing Chelsea academy graduate Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who is valued at £22 million and has 18 months remaining on his current contract.

The Blues are attempting to prevent significant homegrown player departures this summer.

AC Milan are rumoured to be interested in signing Ruben Loftus-Cheek this summer as they look to bolster their squad following a disappointing Serie A title defence.

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AC Milan has a strong history with Chelsea academy graduates, having already acquired Fikayo Tomori in the summer of 2021.

With Roman Abramovich’s successors Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital engaging in an extensive transfer blitz last summer and this January, questions have been raised regarding the future of players like Loftus-Cheek.

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CalcioMercato reports that the Italian club is interested in Loftus-Cheek this summer, as he enters the final months of his contract with Chelsea.

Supposedly, the first contact between the two clubs concerning the midfielder occurred during their Champions League group stage matches in the fall.

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Christopher Nkunku suffers major injury setback for RB Leipzig ahead of Chelsea summer transfer.

RB Leipzig star Christopher Nkunku has suffered a major injury setback after picking up a thigh strain in the 2-1 defeat to Borussia Dortmund on Friday night. Nkunku made his first start in the Bundesliga since November after spraining his knee during France training just days before the World Cup started in Qatar.

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The 25-year-old remains the joint-second top goal scorer in the German top-flight despite only having played 18 times for Leipzig this season. Nkunku has now suffered a setback following his knee injury after sustaining a minor thigh strain in the defeat against Dortmund.

 

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It’s a result’: Todd Boehly’s blunt response when asked about Chelsea’s first win in EIGHT GAMES – after American owner watched Graham Potter and Co struggle past relegation-threatened Leeds at Stamford Bridge

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When asked about Chelsea’s performance in Saturday’s nail-biting victory over Leeds, chairman Todd Boehly responded with three words.

Wesley Fofana’s header helped the Blues defeat Javi Gracia’s relegation-threatened side at Stamford Bridge.

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Against the bottom-dwellers, Graham Potter’s squad had only three shots on goal and failed to fully impress with their performance.

When asked if he enjoyed the game, US tycoon Boehly responded bluntly to the media.

He simply stated, “It’s a result,” and then smiled.

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The victory is the first in eight games and the second in 12 in all competitions for Potter, who has lost as many games (10) as he has won (10) in his 27 games since replacing Thomas Tuchel.

After the game, the relieved former Brighton manager stated that it was “nice to go home with a win” after the club endured a “challenging period” and fans demanded his dismissal.

He stated, “It [the feeling after winning] is definitely preferable to the opposite.”

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I am ecstatic for both the players and the fans, as they are the most important individuals at the football club. People care. Players and supporters both want us to succeed.

 

Still on  

 

Having wasted a host of chances to make their lives easier, Chelsea ultimately ground out a vital win over Leeds to ease the pressure on Graham Potter.

 

 

Saturday’s tense 1-0 victory over Leeds at Stamford Bridge was never going to be an easy task for Chelsea under manager-in-trouble Graham Potter, but the Blues made life especially difficult for themselves.

The Blues’ inability to find the back of the net has been their most glaring weakness, and there were times when it appeared that it would cost them again. However, an unlikely hero ultimately saved the day.

Kai Havertz squandered a one-on-one and Joao Felix came close to smashing the crossbar with a half-volley as the crowd grew increasingly anxious.

 

Fofana’s header from a corner sparked wild celebrations and a palpable sense of relief among Chelsea’s players and fans in the second half, as the Blues continued their proactive approach.

Despite a number of tense moments, Chelsea held on to secure a crucial three points for their under-fire manager Potter.

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