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Paris Saint-Germain PSG manager Thomas Tuchel pictured in November 2020
A look at what lies ahead for Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea
The 47-year-old is the 13th manager to work under owner Roman Abramovich at Chelsea.
Jan 26, 18:34
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard pictured on January 24, 2021
Roman Abramovich: 'Frank Lampard's Chelsea status remains undiminished'
The club great has become the 10th manager to be sacked by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.
Jan 25, 19:28
Chelsea's Olivier Giroud celebrates after scoring the winner against Rennes in the Champions League on November 24, 2020
Three Champions League bets punters should place before last 16
Despite a number of weeks remaining before the start of the Champions League knockout stages, punters should be looking to take advantage of a number of betting odds.
Jan 25, 16:09
Chelsea's Mason Mount reacts on January 24, 2021
How Chelsea could line up against Wolverhampton Wanderers
Sports Mole looks at how Chelsea could line up for their Premier League clash with Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday evening.
Jan 25, 15:40
Chelsea's Tammy Abraham celebrates scoring against Luton Town in the FA Cup on January 24, 2021
Preview: Chelsea vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Wednesday's Premier League clash between Chelsea and Wolves, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Jan 25, 15:18
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard pictured on January 24, 2021
Chelsea confirm Frank Lampard sacking
Chelsea confirm the sacking of club legend Frank Lampard as manager following a run of just two wins from their last eight Premier League games.
Jan 25, 11:27
Paris Saint-Germain PSG manager Thomas Tuchel pictured in November 2020
Thomas Tuchel 'to replace Frank Lampard as Chelsea boss'
Chelsea reportedly agree a deal with former Paris Saint-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel to take over from soon-to-be-sacked boss Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge.
Jan 25, 10:40
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard pictured on January 3, 2021
Chelsea 'to sack Frank Lampard on Monday'
Chelsea are reportedly expected to announce on Monday that they have parted company with manager Frank Lampard.
Jan 25, 09:56
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers pictured on January 9, 2021
Report: Brendan Rodgers being lined up as Frank Lampard replacement
Roman Abramovich will consider appointing Brendan Rodgers as Chelsea's next boss if Frank Lampard fails to turn around the Blues' poor run of form, according to a report.
Jan 24, 09:00
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard pictured on January 9, 2021
How does Frank Lampard compare to other Chelsea managers under Roman Abramovich?
Frank Lampard's points-per-game return is only marginally better than that of Andre Villas-Boas.
Jan 20, 11:45
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard pictured on January 9, 2021
Chelsea 'draw up five-man shortlist of Frank Lampard replacements'
Out-of-work bosses Thomas Tuchel and Massimiliano Allegri are reportedly in contention to replace Frank Lampard as Chelsea's next manager.
Jan 13, 13:17
Avram Grant pictured in May 2011
Avram Grant set for Chelsea return to work alongside Frank Lampard?
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich reportedly wants to bring former manager Avram Grant back to Stamford Bridge in order to provide assistance to Frank Lampard.
Jan 12, 18:37
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard pictured on January 3, 2021
Chelsea 'willing to give Frank Lampard time'
Chelsea are reportedly willing to give Frank Lampard more time at the helm, but the Blues hierarchy will not hesitate to make changes if their current slump continues.
Jan 5, 12:20
Ukraine head coach Andriy Shevchenko pictured on November 11, 2020
Chelsea consider Andriy Shevchenko as Frank Lampard replacement?
Former striker Andriy Shevchenko is reportedly being considered as a replacement for Chelsea manager Frank Lampard.
Jan 5, 09:39
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard pictured on January 3, 2021
Chelsea 'draw up four-man shortlist of Frank Lampard replacements'
Chelsea reportedly identify Brendan Rodgers, Thomas Tuchel, Ralph Hasenhuttl and Massimiliano Allegri as potential Frank Lampard replacements.
Jan 4, 23:08
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers pictured on November 22, 2020
Brendan Rodgers 'favourite to succeed Frank Lampard as next Chelsea boss'
With the pressure building on Frank Lampard at Chelsea, Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers is considered the favourite to take over at Stamford Bridge.
Jan 4, 13:17
Chelsea's Kai Havertz in action in October 2020
How Chelsea could line up against Tottenham Hotspur
Sports Mole looks at how Chelsea could line up for Sunday's Premier League showdown with fellow high-fliers Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge.
Nov 27, 18:27
Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho and Chelsea boss Frank Lampard clash on the touchline on September 29, 2020
Preview: Chelsea vs. Tottenham Hotspur - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Sunday's Premier League clash between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Nov 27, 17:41
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard pictured o October 17, 2020
Frank Lampard to discuss penalty options with Chelsea players
The Blues were comfortable winners against Krasnodar but the Italy midfielder's spot-kick failure raises questions going forward.
Oct 28, 21:06
Chelsea's Timo Werner celebrates scoring against Krasnodar in the Champions League on October 28, 2020
Result: Impressive Chelsea put four past Krasnodar in Champions League
Callum Hudson-Odoi, Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic all found the net.
Oct 28, 20:21
Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri pictured in May 2019
Chelsea 'in contact with Massimiliano Allegri as Frank Lampard replacement'
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich identifies former Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri as an ideal replacement for Frank Lampard, according to a report.
Oct 20, 23:09
Barcelona's Lionel Messi pictured in August 2020
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi 'agreed £225m Chelsea move in 2014'
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi allegedly agreed to join Chelsea in 2014 before plans were shelved by his father.
Oct 15, 23:07
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich pictured in December 2015
Project Big Picture: A timeline of the Premier League's evolution
The Premier League was established in 1992.
Oct 12, 13:54
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard poses with new signing Kai Havertz on Spetember 4, 2020
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard admits the pressure is on after spending big
The Blues have made some big-money signings this summer.
Sep 7, 13:11
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich pictured in December 2015
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich 'driving force behind Kai Havertz deal'
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is said to have been 'the driving force' behind the Blues completing the transfer of Bayer Leverkusen playmaker Kai Havertz.
Sep 5, 09:34
Kai Havertz during Leverkusen training on August 5, 2020
Kai Havertz's move from Bayer Leverkusen will not break Chelsea's transfer record
The Bayer Leverkusen forward was given the green light to leave the Germany squad to conclude his move.
Sep 4, 15:48
Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck keeping it cool in April 2018
Bruce Buck wants other clubs to follow Chelsea's lead in racism fight
Owner Roman Abramovich has helped the Blues continue their community projects and supported the NHS throughout the coronavirus lockdown.
Aug 6, 20:02
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard pictured on July 7, 2020
Frank Lampard talks up relationship with Petr Cech amid summer transfer plans
The Blues boss is confident he will be backed financially and has revealed a close working relationship with Petr Cech.
Jul 31, 23:16
Bayer Leverkusen playmaker Kai Havertz pictured on July 4, 2020
Chelsea deny claims over Marina Granovskaia conduct in Kai Havertz pursuit
The Blues insist the director approaches transfer dealings with the utmost professionalism.
Jul 30, 21:49
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp pictured on July 11, 2020
Preview: Liverpool vs. Chelsea - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Wednesday's Premier League showdown between champions Liverpool and Champions League-chasing Chelsea, including predictions and team news.
Jul 20, 15:51
Didier Drogba celebrates after winning the Premier League title with Chelsea in 2014-15
On this day: Chelsea agree £24m fee for Didier Drogba
The striker went on to win a host of trophies with the Blues.
Jul 19, 08:37
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Chelsea manager Frank Lampard pictured in August 2019
Preview: Manchester United vs. Chelsea - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Sunday's FA Cup semi-final between Manchester United and Chelsea, including predictions, team news and head-to-head records.
Jul 17, 15:19
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard applauds on January 11, 2020
Frank Lampard full of praise for Roman Abramovich after spending spree
The Blues have already splashed the cash this summer.
Jun 21, 04:40
RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner in action on May 16, 2020
How does Timo Werner compare to Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham?
Sports Mole takes a look at the comparison between Tammy Abraham and Timo Werner, who is expected to leave RB Leipzig for Chelsea later in 2020.
Jun 5, 14:00
Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho pictured on May 16, 2020
Chelsea want Ben Chilwell, Kai Havertz, Jadon Sancho, Timo Werner?
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is reportedly determined to make at least two marquee signings during the next transfer window.
Jun 2, 23:56
Man Utd celebrate winning the Champions League in 2008
Can you name the 2008 Champions League final squads?
On the 12th anniversary of the 2008 Champions League final, Sports Mole challenges you to name Manchester United's and Chelsea's matchday squads.
May 21, 10:30
Emre Can in action for Juventus on July 21, 2019
Thursday's Transfer Talk Update: Emre Can, David Ornstein
Sports Mole rounds up the latest confirmed transfer news and speculation from across the footballing world.
May 21, 07:57
Roberto Carlos pictured for Brazil in 1998
Roberto Carlos: 'I was very close to joining Chelsea'
Brazil legend Roberto Carlos says that he came "very close" to signing for Chelsea on a free transfer in 2007.
May 20, 20:13
Legendary Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson pictured before the 1999 Treble Reunion Match on May 26, 2019
Sir Alex Ferguson's 10 greatest moments as Manchester United boss
Sports Mole picks out the 10 greatest moments from Sir Alex Ferguson's time as Manchester United boss.
May 8, 17:15
Chelsea celebrate winning the 2005-06 Premier League title
How every Premier League season would have finished after gameweek 29: 2005-06
With the 2019-20 Premier League season currently suspended after gameweek 29, Sports Mole recalls how the 2005-06 campaign looked at the same stage.
Apr 30, 15:55

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CountryGold medalSilver MedalBronze MedalT
JapanJapan103518
United StatesUnited States98825
ChinaChina95721
Olympics flagOlympic Athletes from Russia77418
Great BritainGreat Britain45413
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Wednesday's key events


ROWING
· Team GB have dominated the men's coxless fours in recent Olympics, winning on each of the last five occasions, but this year they face some stiff competition. They are one of four rowing medal contenders for Great Britain today (2.10am)

SWIMMING
· Katie Ledecky and Ariarne Titmus face off again in the women's 200m freestyle final, with the latter having already come out on top in the 400m event (2.41am)
· Team GB's Abbie Wood is among the medal contenders in the women's 200m individual medley final, while teammate Alicia Wilson will also take part. USA's Kate Douglass was the fastest qualifier, while world and Olympic record holder Katinka Hosszu is also involved (3.45am)
· Katie Ledecky could make it two golds in one morning as she goes into the 1500m freestyle final as heavy favourite, having broken the Olympic record in qualifying (3.54am)
· Team GB were by far the fastest qualifiers for the men's 4x200m freestyle relay final and will therefore be favourites for another gold in the pool (4.26am)

RUGBY SEVENS
· Team GB take on New Zealand in the first men's semi-final, having been beaten by reigning champions Fiji but then come from behind to overcome USA on day two (3am)
· The sevens gold medal match takes place at Tokyo Stadium, with the winner of Great Britain vs. New Zealand taking on either Argentina or Fiji (10am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Joe Fraser and James Hall compete for Team GB in the men's all-around final (11.15am-2.10pm)

CYCLING
· Anna Shackley will take part in the women's road time trial (from 3.30am)
· Geraint Thomas and Tao Geoghegan Hart have medal ambitions for Great Britain in the men's road time trial, although both will need to recover from the crash they suffered on Saturday (6am)

DIVING
· Jack Laugher bids to retain his men's 3m synchro diving title alongside new partner Daniel Goodfellow (7am)

EQUESTRIAN
· Charlotte Dujardin will look to add to her already legendary status with a third successive Olympic individual dressage title (9.30am-1.25pm)

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