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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola (left) agrees with Ashley Cole about Leicester defender Ben Chilwell (right). (Images: Getty Images)
Chelsea’s hopes of securing a place in next season’s UEFA Champions League suffered a major blow on Saturday evening as they were beaten 3-0 by Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.

A brace from David McGoldrick and a firm header from Oli McBurnie sealed a comfortable win for the home side, who still have aspirations of securing European football for next season themselves.

Whilst credit must be given to Chris Wilder’s side, who have surprised everyone with their performances this season, for their showing, Chelsea were left to reflect on yet more defensive woes.

The three goals they conceded at Bramall Lane now means that Frank Lampard’s side have let in 49 league goals this season – the most by any side currently sitting in the top 10 of the Premier League table.

Ahead of next season, which will see Chelsea aiming to bridge the gap on the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City at the very top of the table, the Blues have already been active in the transfer market, securing the signings of Ajax midfielder Hakim Ziyech and Germany international Timo Werner from RB Leipzig.

The Blues also continue to be linked with the likes of Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz, Borussia Dortmund sensation Jadon Sancho and Brentford winger Said Bernrahma.

Whilst it is positive to see Chelsea looking to significantly bolster their attacking options, it is in defence where Lampard needs to improve things, with Chelsea’s back-line frequently coming under deep scrutiny.

But whilst it is the centre of defence that should be Lampard’s main concern, the Blues are eager to bolster their left-back options by landing Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell.

The England international, 23, has been one of the Premier League’s most consistent performers over the last couple of seasons, which has naturally led to interest in his services from a whole host of clubs.

Football.london understands that Chilwell is a concrete target for Chelsea and they are desperate to sign him.

And should they be able to strike a deal with Leicester in the coming weeks and months, it would be a signing that would most certainly get the seal of approval from former Blues defender Ashley Cole, who many consider as one of the best left-backs to have ever played in the Premier League.

Speaking last year, Cole told talkSPORT: “I would love to see him at Chelsea. He’s doing really, really well at Leicester.

“He’s enjoying the way Brendan [Rodgers] plays and his system; he’s got that licence to attack.

“When he’s played for England he’s played well – in his last game he got three assists. He’s shown quality not just on the ball, but one-on-one he can defend and he likes to defend.

“I think he’s quality and I’ve heard he’s a Chelsea fan, too, so I would like to see him here.

“Whether he would want to leave, or if Leicester would want to sell him, that’s something the clubs would have to talk about.

“Not forgetting we’ve got [Marcos] Alonso here and Emerson, who I like, and Cesar [Azpilicueta] can also play there.

“So if you buy a player you’ve still got another three players you need to try to keep happy or whether they want to leave or not… so it’s a big decision for the club”

“But he’s got the quality. For sure he’s good enough.”

Cole’s opinion of Chilwell matches that of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.

The Spaniard, who guided his side to an emphatic 5-0 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday evening at the Amex Stadium, was also full of praise for the England international last year.

After City, thanks to a goal from former captain Vincent Kompany, had defeated the Foxes 1-0 at the Etihad Stadium, Chilwell revealed that Guardiola had come up to him told him that he was a “really talented player.”

Chilwell said: “He [Guardiola] just said he thought I was a really talented player and he wanted me to keep playing well, getting up and down the pitch and never going away from it.

“That was it and then he walks off to the next person he wants to speak to.

“It was nice for such a successful manager to say I’m a good player.”

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Katy Perry’s livestream interrupted by topless Orlando Bloom

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Katy Perry’s fans got a surprise when her live-streamed video was gatecrashed by her topless fiancé Orlando Bloom.

The Pirates of the Caribbean star wandered into the frame while the Roar singer was addressing fans on the video.

Bloom, 43, picked up Perry’s teacup poodle Nugget and gave his pregnant partner a kiss on the lips as he said: “Hello, live stream.”

Perry went on to explain that she and her boyfriend had felt “a little bit blue” following the death of Bloom’s dog Mighty.

She said: “This weekend, Orlando and I have felt a little bit blue. I think it’s because of Mighty. And because Orlando was watching six episodes of Ozark in a row, it’s pretty dark.”

The pup had gone missing from their home in July with the actor telling fans a week later that they had found the dog’s collar during their search, with the evidence leading him to believe Mighty had died.

He wrote in a heartfelt Instagram post: “I feel so grateful to have learned from my little Mighty man that love is eternal and the true meaning of devotion.

“I feel sure he was looking down on me whistling in every back yard and knowing that I was doing all I possibly could to respect our bond.”

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“He was more than a companion. It was a soul connection for sure.”

Perry is expecting the couple’s first child together, a baby girl. It is the second child for Bloom who shares nine-year-old son Flynn with model Miranda Kerr.

Meanwhile, the pop star is due to release her sixth studio album at the end of August, Smile.

The record was originally set for release on 14 August, however, it had to be pushed back due to production delays.

Source : https://uk.news.yahoo.com

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Cameron Diaz Gets Brutally Honest About Why She’s Retired From Acting

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Cameron Diaz has opened up about why she retired from acting in a rare interview with Gwyneth Paltrow.

Chatting via video link for Gwyneth’s Goop YouTube channel, the 47-year-old explained her reasons for bowing out of the acting game in 2018.

We’ve had a major crush on Cammie ever since she made that entrance in The Mask. Her acting CV is crammed with Hollywood big-hitters, from There’s Something About Mary to Charlie’s Angels.

But for the last two years, the actress has shunned the spotlight, instead opting to concentrate her attentions on home, family and friends.

Speaking on the latest episode of Goop Health: The Sessions, Cameron said: “I just decided that I wanted different things out of my life.

“I had gone so hard for so long, working, making films, and it’s such a grind. And I didn’t make any space for my personal life.”

The actress then went on to describe how her marriage to Benji Madden had impacted on her outlook.

She said: “I decided to stop making movies and really focus on my personal life, my personal relationships with my family, my friends.

“And then Benji [Madden] and I met each other and we got married pretty much immediately because we both knew that we both had to do it.”

Cameron told Gwyneth she had found “peace in my soul” because she was “finally taking care of myself”.

“I feel grounded and light,” she went on. “It’s a strange thing to say. I know a lot of people won’t understand it, I know you understand it.

“But it’s so intense to work at that level and be that public and put yourself out there.”

It seems that in her 40s, Cammie has had the time and space to step back and get a birds-eye view of her life.

She added: “I really looked at my life and I saw what I had been… I had handed off all these parts of my life to all these other people and they took it and some people did.

“And I basically had to take it back and take responsibility for my own life. That’s my job. There’s a lot of things that I had to iron out and a lot of relationships I had to repair, a lot of relationships I had to build that I was absent in.”

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Falz Unveils New Film & Television Production Company

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Falz has unveiled his Film Production company called House 21 TV and has also launched his first TV Series.

The award-winning rapper and actor had revealed some weeks ago that he intends on starting a Film and Television production company. Well, it appears plans have been put in place for the company to be launched. Taking to his Instagram page, he announced the name of the Production company as House 21 TV, he also said that the company is releasing its first TV Series, “Therapy”.

I’m super super excited as this is something I have always wanted to do. I recently set up a Film & TV production company @house21tv with the aim of bringing you artistically sound & thoroughly entertaining content. Outside-the-box stories, peculiar storytelling, all-round Original content! Shouts to my partners @abokithebahdguy @femisoro & @sappyjnr . Our first official release is a Comedy Series titled “Therapy”. Out tomorrow Friday, August 7 ? Stay tuned!! ??? & Please follow @house21tv @house21tv ??????

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[Watch] Blackface To Release Official Music Video For #AfricanQueen

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Nigerian singer and former member of now defunct boy band, Plantashun Boiz, Blackface is set to drop the visuals for the track “African Queen”

Since the breakup of the ‘Plantashun Boiz’, Blackface and 2baba had been engaged in one of the longest-running feuds that the Nigerian music industry has ever witnessed. Blackface for several years had accused his former of stealing his song ‘African Queen‘. Blackface had stated that he gave 2baba the right to sing the song but never got credited as a writer by his label.

He also claimed that he was not acknowledged on the track which earned 2baba several awards and recognitions since it was released in 2004. From claims of copyright theft to allegations of stopping his music career, Blackface has always a few things to say about the singer.

Even after dropping their differences in court, Blackface dropped his version of the hit tune where he retained elements of the original version, like the lyrics, chorus, verses, and rhythm. Taking to his Instagram page a few hours ago, the singer revealed that the visual is almost completed and would be released soon.

Watch a clip of the video below:

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Britney Spears’ father calls the #FreeBritney movement “a joke”

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Britney Spears‘ father, Jamie Spears, has spoken out about his conservatorship over his daughter in a new interview, where he called the #FreeBritney movement “a joke”.

Speaking to Page Six, 68-year-old Spears called the supporters of the #FreeBritney movement “conspiracy theorists” and said that this is between him and his family.

“All these conspiracy theorists don’t know anything. The world don’t have a clue,” he said.

“It’s up to the court of California to decide what’s best for my daughter. It’s no one else’s business.”

He also responded to accusations of stealing Britney’s money, saying “I have to report every nickel and dime spent to the court every year. How the hell would I steal something?”

“I love my daughter. I love all my kids. But this is our business. It’s private.”

Jamie Spears has been in control of Britney’s trust and finances since 2008, after Britney’s very public mental breakdown in 2007. More recently, acting conservator Jodi Montgomery stepped in to assist Spears.

His comments follow Britney’s brother, Bryan, speaking out on the As Not Seen On TV podcast, where he said he believes the conservatorship is a good thing.

“I am aware that [fans] feel like maybe she’s being confined or held against her will in some capacity,” he said.

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Adele shows off seven stone weight loss

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Adele showed off her seven stone weight loss as she supported “Queen” Beyonce.

The ‘Someone Like You’ hitmaker wowed with her seven stone weight loss in the photograph, where she knelt under the television which was showing Beyonce’s Black Is King visual album.

Taking to photo-sharing site Instagram, she wrote: “Thank you Queen for always making us all feel so loved through your art (sic)”

It had previously been claimed that Beyonce and Adele had “bonded” over their weight loss journeys and sharing fitness tips.

A source said: “Beyonce is Adele’s ultimate icon and they bonded over their weight loss journeys. She has helped her with her own fitness tips, as well as giving her a different outlook on it all, by teaching her to enjoy the work that she’s putting in. The Oscars were her incentive to work hard, so she could show off the amazing results.”

Meanwhile, Adele’s former trainer Pete Geracimo previously insisted she never wanted to get “super skinny”.

He wrote: “As Adele’s former London-based personal trainer, it’s disheartening to read negative commentary and fat-phobic accusations questioning the genuineness of her amazing weight loss. In my personal experience of working with her through many highs and lows, she always marched to the beat of her own drum on her own terms. She never undermined her God-given talent in any way. She let her incredible voice do the talking, or should I say singing! She never once pretended to be something that she wasn’t. What you saw.

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