Euro 2020: Chelsea quartet involved as France beat Germany

It was France who took the lead midway through the first half when Mats Hummels could only turn Lucas Hernandez’s cross into his own net. Joachim Low’s side enjoyed a few bright moments without truly threatening Hugo Lloris’ goal before the break, Kante among those stifling the German attack.

France could have doubled their advantage early in the second half when Adrien Rabiot hit a post. Down the other end, as Germany enjoyed a period of dominance leading up to the hour mark, Serge Gnabry bounced a volley beyond Lloris but onto the roof of the net.

Timo Werner was introduced for Gnabry with a little under 20 minutes remaining. Havertz, who had occasionally threatened in the final third, made way for Leroy Sane at the same time.

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Quiz: Order our Premier League openers from most recent to least

The new campaign begins for the Blues eight weeks tomorrow when we travel to Belfast to take on Villarreal in the Super Cup. 

A few days later, a new Premier League season gets started and all 380 fixtures for the 20 competing teams will be set out on Wednesday morning from 9am.

You can check back here on the official Chelsea website or the the 5th Stand app to find out the all-important details, including who we begin against, what our festive schedule looks like and when our first Premier League meeting with west London neighbours Brentford is due to take place.

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Chelsea Foundation provide sessions to help reduce social isolation

The Foundation has offered a variety of online activities including giving our pensioner groups the opportunity to access free exercise equipment, and virtual exercise classes provided by members of the Chelsea staff.

Working alongside Stoll, an organisation who house and help vulnerable veterans, the Foundation’s Health and Wellbeing team have delivered coffee mornings, exercise and mobility circuits and chair-based exercise sessions all via online video calls.

Participants were also given an Activate Seniors activity booklet and equipment pack to give them guidance on how to keep both the body and mind active while at home during lockdown.

Participants on our Bridging Forces and Activate Seniors programmes were also provided with iPads to ensure they were able to stay connected with the club and their families.

The Foundation also created a series of Team Talk support networks for groups to keep in touch, while Chelsea players past and present checked in via online calls with our walking football participants.

For more information on our Health and Wellbeing programmes, including Activate Seniors, click here.

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Azpilicueta and Gilmour unused as Spain held and Scotland beaten

Azpilicueta remained on the bench with Atletico Madrid’s Marcos Llorente preferred at right-back. Spain play Poland on Saturday night.

Earlier on Monday, Scotland fell to defeat in their first game at a major tournament in 23 years.

They were beaten 2-0 by Czech Republic, for whom Bayer Leverkusen striker Patrik Schick scored either side of half-time. His second effort was a spectacular lob from 50 yards, while at the other end the Czechs, with former Blue Tomas Kalas in the heart of their defence, repelled everything Steve Clarke’s side threw at them.

Gilmour was unused for the Scots, whose next game is against England at Wembley on Friday night.

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Getting to know Chelsea Women: Melanie Leupolz

The German midfielder shares what she likes about England, her hobbies and what her biggest achievements are…


What do you like to do in your spare time?

I like to travel to new places and spend time with my friends.

What is your favourite thing about England?

The people are really kind and I like London as a city. I also like the language because so many people all over the world can understand it. Of course, football is huge in England and it’s amazing to be part of the English game.

What is your biggest achievement?

I would say my biggest achievements are winning the German league twice, the Women’s Super League and also winning the Olympics and European Championships.
 

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