Luis happy at Stamford Bridge

first_img Press Association Luis joined the Blues for £15.8million from Atletico Madrid last July but has found himself on the fringes in his first campaign, making just seven starts in the Barclays Premier League. Mourinho appears to favour the right-footed Cesar Azpilicueta at left-back, but Luis insists he is happy at Stamford Bridge and wants to see out his three-year contract. “I’m happy at Chelsea. I want to stay at the club until the end of my contract,” the 29-year-old said. “We have a chance to win the Premier League. Everyone wants to be there to try to help the team to win the league.” Chelsea are currently six points clear at the top of the table with one game in hand over second-placed Manchester City. A home game against Stoke on Saturday, however, comes before a tough run that includes a derby visit to QPR and consecutive clashes against Manchester United and Arsenal. “Is the title race over? No. It’s really difficult. W e have nine games – really difficult games,” Luis said. “The Premier League is never easy. We have to be better than ever because these games are coming up with a lot of pressure, but I think we’re prepared to cope with the hard situation we have.” Luis added: “He (Mourinho) always says that to us – he has never said anything else. “He always asked for everybody to be focused and concentrated in the games and to try to win every match we have.” center_img Chelsea defender Filipe Luis does not want to leave the club this summer, despite struggling to earn a starting place under Jose Mourinho this season.last_img read more

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MLB trade rumors: Mets want ‘multiple top prospects’ in exchange for Noah Syndergaard

first_img Todd Frazier: Jake Arrieta went ‘a little overboard’ with dented skull threat MLB trade rumors: Yankees, Red Sox looking to acquire Mets’ Zack Wheeler The Mets have set their asking price for Noah Syndergaard.New York wants “multiple top prospects” in exchange for the 26-year-old starter, according to a report from SNY, which cites unidentified league sources. SNY’s report adds:“Rival executives say that they are skeptical Syndergaard can bring that return, given his middling performance this season. If a team steps up, Brodie Van Wagenen will consider the offer. But he will also have to get creative about saving next year’s team, which will likely be without Zack Wheeler and Jason Vargas.”The Mets aren’t “soliciting offers” for Syndergaard but “multiple teams have contacted them to express interest,” according to an earlier report from MLB.com. The Padres have inquired about Syndergaard while the Brewers are “monitoring” his availability, according to MLB.com. “Some within the Astros organization are intrigued” by him, as well, that report says.The Mets entered the All-Star break with a 40-50 record and have lost 10 of their last 13. They’re seven games behind the Phillies for the second wild-card spot and trail the Braves by 13 1/2 games in the National League East. MLB trade rumors: Todd Frazier would be ‘OK’ if Mets dealt him Syndergaard has regressed this season as he holds a 6-4 record with a 4.68 ERA in 17 starts. He was an All-Star as a 23-year-old in 2016 and holds a 3.23 ERA over 104 career MLB appearances.“When I get on the mound, it’s pretty much me against me,’’ Syndergaard told reporters last week, via the New York Post. “My biggest crutch is being able to repeat my delivery. I can’t stay consistent.” Related Newslast_img read more

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