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Werder Bremen to play Chelsea in August after Lazio cancellation

New Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is pleased the club secured the signature of N'Golo Kante from Leicester City.

Werder Bremen have announced they will face Chelsea in a pre-season friendly on Aug. 7.

The German club called off their scheduled game against Lazio due to concerns over crowd violence and they promised to find another illustrious opponent to take their place at the Weserstadion.

In a statement on their official website, they have now revealed that Antonio Conte's Blues will be the new visitors.

"We're delighted to have been able to find such attractive opponents at such short notice for our official...

 By Ben Gladwell

Werder Bremen vs. Lazio friendly cancelled due to hooliganism concerns

Werder Bremen play their home games at Weser-Stadion.

Werder Bremen have cancelled a planned friendly against Lazio at the Weser-Stadion next month out of fear it could be used by hooligans to cause trouble.

The Bundesliga side were set to welcome their Serie A rivals to northern Germany, but with growing speculation that right-wing groups are planning to use the event as a stage for protests, the two clubs have agreed to call the game off.

"There are numerous indications that right-wing radical groups want to use this game as a stage for abuse," Bremen's...

 By PA Sport

Werder Bremen midfielder Melvyn Lorenzen attacked outside his home

Melvyn Lorenzen of Werder Bremen
Werder Bremen's Melvyn Lorenzen was attacked on his own doorstep and will miss three weeks of training.

Melvyn Lorenzen will miss the first three weeks of Werder Bremen's preseason training after being attacked on his own doorstep on Saturday night.

The Bundesliga club released a statement on Sunday confirming the attack by unidentified individuals on Lorenzen, 21, outside his own home, which left the winger with facial injuries.

Lorenzen was taken to hospital and has been told he will be unable to train for three weeks. His attackers escaped before the police arrived.

"Of course we are shocked by...

 By PA Sport

Finland defender Niklas Moisander joins Werder Bremen from Sampdoria

Niklas Moisander has moved to Germany after one season in Italy.

Werder Bremen have completed the signing of Finland defender Niklas Moisander from Serie A club Sampdoria.

The former Ajax, Zwolle and Alkmaar defender, 30, won three league titles in Netherlands and has appeared 51 times for his country.

"Niklas fits the bill for what we were looking for," said Bremen's director of sport Frank Baumann.

"He's got all the necessary experience, he was captain of the Finland national team and Ajax for a long time and he has all it takes to assume a leading role in...

 By PA Sport

Werder Bremen sign Fallou Diagne, extend coach Viktor Skripnik's deal

Viktor Skripnik has signed a new two-year contract at Werder Bremen.

Werder Bremen completed the signing of defender Fallou Diagne from Rennes on Monday, shortly after giving coach Viktor Skripnik a new contract.

Diagne, 26, previously played in the Bundesliga with Freiburg for two seasons before moving the France in 2014. 

He earned his first cap for Senegal in May.

"Fallou is a very well-trained player, who has recently taken the next step in his development," said sporting director Frank Baumann.

"At 26 years old, he's already a seasoned central...