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Rangers Calvin Bassey is set to join Ajax after Ajax and Rangers reached an agreement on an agreement for the player.

  Rangers Calvin Bassey is set to join Ajax after Ajax and Rangers reached an agreement on an agreement for the player. The cost will be PS18.7m (EUR22m) however when added-ons are included, it could be PS22.9m (EUR27m) and the agreement also expected to include a 10% charge for sell-on. The departure of Bassey will be a sign that Rangers pay a club record fee for a player who cost them only two-and-a-half million dollars in Leicester in the past two seasons. Rangers traded academy graduate Nathan Patterson to Everton in an agreement worth as much as PS16m on January. The highly-rated defender was drawing attention from Brighton as well as clubs across Europe which included Bundesliga as well as Serie A sides. Sky Sports News published the news in May. Bassey had also been considered by former Gers manager Steven Gerrard currently at Aston Villa. It is believed that Ajax director of football Alfred Schreuder had spoken to Bassey via telephone and impressed as was the Dutch club curren

Thomas Tuchel has said he accepts criticism directed at Chelsea as a result of an ongoing Russian attack on Ukraine.

  Thomas Tuchel has said he accepts criticism directed at Chelsea as a result of an ongoing Russian attack on Ukraine. In the wake of Russian troops crossed across Ukraine in Ukraine on Monday, Labour MP Chris Bryant spoke to his fellow members of the House of Commons Chelsea owner and billionaire Russian-Israeli roman Abramovich's assets should be taken He also asked whether Abramovich could operate his own football club and also cited the contents of a government document that suggests that he shouldn't be permitted to have a home on the UK. In the lead-up to the Carabao Cup final against Liverpool, Tuchel told reporters the situation in Ukraine and its potential consequences were "clouding" his squad's thoughts and they defended their decision to concentrate on football when the conflict grew more intense. He added: "We shouldn't pretend this isn't a problem. It's a nightmare for all of us here is a nightmare. No one anticipated this It's a

Paul Merson says Chelsea would have won the Carabao Cup if Edouard Mendy hadn't been substituted by Kepa Arrizabalaga during the penalty shootout.

  Paul Merson says Chelsea would have won the Carabao Cup if Edouard Mendy hadn't been substituted by Kepa Arrizabalaga during the penalty shootout. After the Blues being held to a 0-0 draw with Liverpool at the final minute of extra-time at Wembley the previous Sunday Thomas Tuchel made the choice to replace his preferred goalkeeper, as penalties were looming. Kepa has gained a reputation in the field as a specialist on penalties and he came off the bench to help save two spot-kicks during Chelsea's European Super Cup victory in August. However, the plan fell through this time around, with the Spaniard not able to stop one the 11 Liverpool penalties prior to kicking the final shot over the bar and handed this trophy over to Jurgen Klopp's team. Sky Sports pundit Merson believes that Tuchel was playing the "dangerous game" by pre-determining the substitute, and he also anticipates what the remainder of the season holds for Chelsea and Liverpool. This was the most

Jamie Redknapp criticised the "ridiculous" request to bring Kepa Arrizabalaga to Chelsea's Carabao Cup final shoot-out defeat and he was unable to score the decisive spot kick.

  Jamie Redknapp criticised the "ridiculous" request to bring Kepa Arrizabalaga to Chelsea's Carabao Cup final shoot-out defeat and he was unable to score the decisive spot kick. Kepa was substituted as a replacement for the first choice goalkeeper Edouard Mendy for the shootout the same way he did, with success, for the Super Cup penalty shootout win against Villarreal and then missed the decisive penalty in Sunday's final match at Wembley following his inability to stop any of Liverpool's 11 chances and allowing victory in the Carabao Cup to Jurgen Klopp's team. The Spain player was Chelsea's goalkeeper for the duration of the tournament and was then substituted in the final on Sunday for the regular number one Mendy who pulled off several spectacular saves to keep the scores at a level during regular and extra-time. After all the players from outfield also scored during the Wembley shootout, Kepa was unable to compare to the success by Liverpool goalkee

Liverpool defeated Chelsea to take home the Carabao Cup after Kepa Arrizabalaga failed to score the winning penalty in a long shootout that ended 11-10 at Wembley.

  Liverpool defeated Chelsea to take home the Carabao Cup after Kepa Arrizabalaga failed to score the winning penalty in a long shootout that ended 11-10 at Wembley. Awarded to Chelsea the head coach Thomas Tuchel for the shootout in the last minute of extra-time, just as Kepa was during the August Super Cup, Kepa was unable to stop only one penalty, before smashing his own goal over the bar, granting Liverpool victory after a scoreless 120 minutes. It was an incredible moment that took place three years after the incident that was the beginning of Kepa's Chelsea career in which Kepa was unable to comply with Maurizio Sarri's orders to remove him before their shootout loss against Manchester City in the 2019 final. In the case of Liverpool it was their debut Carabao Cup win since 2012 which put them over Manchester City again to become the top team in the history of the competition , with nine wins. The win also brought to an end Jurgen Klopp's search for his first domestic

Jamie Carragher has criticised the comments made by Chelsea as well as Roman Abramovich regarding the owner's transfer of the control of the club in which they claim to have "let themselves down badly".

  Jamie Carragher has criticised the comments made by Chelsea as well as Roman Abramovich regarding the owner's transfer of the control of the club in which they claim to have "let themselves down badly". Abramovich announced on Saturday that he would be handing over "stewardship and care" of Chelsea to the foundation that runs the club's charity following the Russian attack on Ukraine. The six trustees of the foundation have yet to decide on how to manage the Chelsea club. The first statement of 110 words by Abramovich did not refer to Russia or Ukraine this stance was greeted with heavy criticism. However, Chelsea released a statement 14 hours after the Sunday dawn, declaring: "The situation in Ukraine is horrific and devastating. Chelsea FC's thoughts are with everyone in Ukraine. Everyone at the club is praying for peace." Talking to Sky Sports prior to the Carabao Cup final at Wembley, Tuchel was asked if the statement was in line with Ab

The Sunday's Carabao Cup final between Liverpool and Chelsea witnessed the highest home total and average viewership numbers ever recorded for an League Cup final on Sky Sports.

  The Sunday's Carabao Cup final between Liverpool and Chelsea witnessed the highest home total and average viewership numbers ever recorded for an League Cup final on Sky Sports. The game averaged 3.16m viewers, and the highest was over 4 million, the highest home-based peak for any football match since Liverpool against Man Utd in January 2021 (4.8m). The final also had the biggest crowd of the football season 21/22. Liverpool's victory at the Carabao Cup final also saw an impressive level of engagement across Sky Sports' social and digital platforms With more than 3 million video viewers across Sky Sports Football Twitter and 510,000 views on Sky Sports Football Facebook. Four and a half million views were viewed through Sky Sports Facebook throughout the day. There was 4.9m viewers on Sky Sports Football's YouTube channel. Sky Sports Football YouTube channel. The launch of the Super slow-motion cameras Spidercam as well as steadicam cameras from Sky Sports brought f