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Two more Chelsea fans receive football banning orders

A further two Chelsea fans have been handed football banning orders for their involvement in a racist incident on the Paris metro.

Parsons (left) and Munday (right) have received banning orders. Credit: PA

Jordan Munday has received a three year banning order for contributing to disorder, racist singing and pushing a pedestrian.

Josh Parsons has been handed a five year banning order for playing a leading role in preventing the vicitim of racist abuse, Frenchman Souleymane Sylla, from getting on a train.

The pair were part of group of about 150 Chelsea fans travelling to a Champions League match in Paris when the incident took place in February.

Chelsea fan handed five-year football banning order for racially abusing black man at Paris train station

A former policeman and human rights activist has been banned from football matches for five years for racially abusing and shoving a black commuter off a Paris Metro train.

Barklie has been handed a five year football banning order. Credit: PA

Video showed Frenchman Souleymane Sylla repeatedly pushed off the carriage amid chants of "we're racist, we're racist, and that's the way we like it".

Richard Barklie, 50, was in a group of about 150 Chelsea fans travelling to a Champions League match in Paris when the incident took place in February this year.

A director with the World Human Rights Forum, Barklie admitted twice pushing Mr Sylla - but blamed the Parisian for using "aggression" and shouting as he tried to board.

District judge Gareth Branston said Barklie joined in the racist chanting of "John Terry is a racist and that's the way we like it".

And he said the former policeman "proved to be a menace" and had "demonstrated aggressive, disorderly conduct".


Stats: How John Stones compares to Chelsea captain

Chelsea are expected to return with an improved offer for John Stones this week after seeing a £20m bid rejected by Everton.

Chelsea want John Stones as John Terry's long-term replacement. Credit: Oulala

The Toffees are holding out for more than £30m, a fee which would make the youngster Britain's most expensive defender ever.

Last season's Premier League statistics provide an indication as to why he is valued so highly by Jose Mourinho.

John Terry was widely considered to be the best performing centre-back in the league, but it was Stones who scored highest when it came to tackles won, clearances, interceptions, blocks and successful passes.

While these stats could perhaps be attributed to Everton finding themselves under more pressure during matches, Stones also fared better when it came to the percentage of tackles won and pass completion.

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First photo of Chelsea legend Petr Cech in Arsenal kit

Petr Cech confirmed on his Twitter account that he has joined Arsenal today.

The Chelsea legend moves across London from Stamford Bridge after being replaced as Jose Mourinho's number one by Thibaut Courtois.

Cech posted a lengthy open letter to Chelsea fans explaining his decision to leave minuted before publishing the photo.

Reports: Petr Cech undergoing Arsenal medical today

Cech will undergo a medical at Arsenal today. Credit: PA

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech will undergo a medical at Arsenal today, according to BBC reporter David Ornstein.

The two clubs reached an agreement for Cech's transfer earlier this week, believed to be around £10.9m.

Cech has expressed his desire to join the Gunners following 11 trophy laden years with Chelsea after being replaced as the club's number one goalkeeper by Thibaut Courtois.

Man United flop Falcao responds to Chelsea reports

Colombia forward Radamel Falcao expects his future to be resolved soon and indicated a potential loan move to Chelsea can be done.

Falcao is likely to join Chelsea on loan. Credit: PA

The Premier League champions are widely reported to already have reached an agreement with Monaco to sign Falcao for next season, although there has yet to be any official confirmation from either club.

The question of his future was put to Falcao when he spoke to reporters following Colombia's victory over Brazil at the Copa America in Chile, and the player suggested a resolution was not far away.

"I am just thinking of the Copa America and the squad, my staff are taking care of this," he said.

Asked if the reports linking him with a loan move to Chelsea were correct, Falcao added: "It can be, you will know soon."


Video: Benteke punished by Chelsea and Spurs players

Christian Benteke received the ultimate punishment during a Belgium training session this week after losing the crossbar challenge.

Chelsea stars Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois teamed up with Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen to take turns flicking the Aston Villa striker's ears.

Belgium visit Wales on Friday for a crucial Euro 2016 qualifier and Benteke, rumoured to be leaving Aston Villa this summer, is expected to lead their attack.

Mourinho issues warning about Arsenal target Cech

Jose Mourinho has warned clubs wanting to buy Petr Cech this summer that they may have to give up one of their own players to land the Chelsea goalkeeper.

Cech wants to play regular first team football. Credit: PA

Cech has fallen below Thibaut Courtois in the pecking order at Stamford Bridge and made only seven appearances in the Barclays Premier League last season.

Mourinho is reluctant to let Cech join the Gunners and suggested he may even demand a player in exchange if the veteran is allowed to leave.

"Every club that is interested in Petr, I can find a player that I like in that team too," said Mourinho, speaking at the launch of BT Sport's European football coverage.

Man United and Chelsea pair shine in Belgium victory

Captain Eden Hazard was on target for the Belgians. Credit: PA

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini scored a brace as Belgium held on to edge a narrow 4-3 victory over France in Sunday evening's friendly international at Stade de France.

The 27-year-old struck first as the visitors took the lead after 17 minutes and netted his second just before the break for Marc Wilmots' men while Radja Nainggolan put them three up five minutes into the second half.

A penalty from France's Mathieu Valbuena reduced the deficit after 53 minutes, just a minute before PFA Player of the Year Eden Hazard restored Belgium's lead and the away side held on for the victory despite late efforts from Nabil Fekir and Dimitri Payet.

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