Sport Chelsea make unwanted history with third straight 0-0

19:50  13 january  2018
19:50  13 january  2018 Source:

'Difficult to be a Utd history maker'

  'Difficult to be a Utd history maker' Jose Mourinho has warned making history at Manchester United will be more difficult than at Chelsea. Mourinho pledged his "total" commitment to United earlier on Thursday following reports he could leave the club this summer, two years into his three-year deal, and Sky sources understand talks over a new contract are under way.The Portuguese has won a league title before the end of his second season at Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid, but United are 15 points behind current leaders and rivals Manchester City.

Antonio Conte and Chelsea make unwanted history following Leicester City stalemate. Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 13 Jan 2018 5:20 pm. Chelsea were held to their third consecutive 0 - 0 draw by Leicester City (Picture: Getty).

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EdenHazard - cropped: Chelsea forward Eden Hazard (R) is challenged by Marc Albrighton (L) © Provided by Goal Chelsea forward Eden Hazard (R) is challenged by Marc Albrighton (L)

Chelsea's stuttering form in front of goal continued against Leicester City on Saturday and made a piece of unwanted history for the Blues.

With a goalless draw against the Foxes, who played the last 22 minutes with 10 men following Ben Chilwell's second yellow card at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea were held 0-0 for the third successive match in all competitions for the first time.

Antonio Conte's side were unable to develop any momentum as the visitors put on a fine display of high pressing to disrupt the champions.

Eden Hazard was starved of service and endured a quiet outing before being replaced in the 58th minute, while Alvaro Morata's dip in form showed no signs of ending as he failed to register a single shot on goal.

The Blues – who could slip behind Liverpool and into fourth on Sunday – will hope to get back on track in their FA Cup third-round replay at home to second-tier Norwich City on Wednesday.

Courtois says a new deal at Chelsea is close .
Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has admitted to the Evening Standard that he is close to signing a new deal with the Blues. Courtois, 25, was strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid, however, has admitted talks with Chelsea have gone well and is set to put pen to paper on a new contract in the coming weeks. “It has just turned the new year, so we will wait a few weeks and then sit around the table. I’m happy at Chelsea and a deal is close. Has it been a distraction? Not for me. I’m just calm and relaxed because I’m tied to Chelsea. Despite the rumours and everything, I am focused on Chelsea and I’m happy here.” It is reported that the Blues have offered the Belgian double his £100,000 a week current wage, and will make him the highest paid goalkeeper in the world. Courtois’ future has been up in the air, with his current deal set to expire in the summer, but he looks set to remain at Stamford Bridge for a further four years. The keeper has admitted that he is still wanting to return to Spain in the future, but is happy with the Blues and wants to add to his growing honours list with Chelsea in the coming years.

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