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Lampard considering Giroud for Leeds clash after Sevilla masterclass
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Lampard considering Giroud for Leeds clash after Sevilla masterclass

Frank Lampard said Olivier Giroud makes Chelsea a better team after he scored all four goals in their 4-0 victory over Sevilla. Olivier Giroud staked his claim for a regular place in Chelsea's starting line-up after scoring four goals against Sevilla, according to the last player to net four in a game for the Blues, head coach Frank Lampard. Giroud scored with his left foot, right foot, his head, and netted a penalty at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan as the 34-year-old became the oldest player to score a hat-trick in the modern Champions League and the first Chelsea player to hit four since Lampard did so against Aston Villa in 2010. His performance, which followed another match-winning appearance in Chelsea's 2-1 victory over Rennes a week earlier, left Lampard unable to deny that the W...
Giroud Scores 4 Goals As Chelsea Beat Sevilla To Finish Top Of Their UCL Group Match
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Giroud Scores 4 Goals As Chelsea Beat Sevilla To Finish Top Of Their UCL Group Match

Olivier Giroud scored all four goals in a comprehensive Chelsea victory over Sevilla that ensures the Blues take top spot in Champions League Group E. The Frenchman scored early in each half with two delightful finishes after being fed by clever passes from Kai Havertz and Matteo Kovacic respectively. He completed the treble with a flicked near-post header, then converted a penalty after he was bundled over in the box. Already assured of qualification for the last 16, Chelsea made nine changes to the team that drew 0-0 with Tottenham in the Premier League on Sunday. Both Havertz and Christian Pulisic made their first Blues starts since October following illness and injury, while 19-year-old midfielder Billy Gilmour came off the bench for his first appearance of the season. ...
‘Our Dressing Room Is Not Happy’ – Mourinho Reacts To Draw With Chelsea
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‘Our Dressing Room Is Not Happy’ – Mourinho Reacts To Draw With Chelsea

Jose Mourinho has reacted after his team, Tottenham played out a dour 0-0 draw with his former club, Chelsea, on Sunday, November 29, 2020. Frank Lampard squared off against his mentor, Jose Mourinho, but surprisingly the very tactical game ended without any goals. Young British-Nigerian striker, Tammy Abraham missed three scoring opportunities in the second half before Mason Mount and Olivier Giroud saw late efforts saved by Tottenham's Hugo Lloris. Both teams seen as genuine title contenders seemed more content with a draw as Chelsea rarely threatened while in-form Spurs produced a hallmark Jose Mourinho defensive display. The result means this is the first time Totrenham will drop points away from home this season, but the result was enough to move them above reigning ch...
Eye-catching Mendy stat highlights keeper’s impact at Chelsea
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Eye-catching Mendy stat highlights keeper’s impact at Chelsea

The Senegal stopper kept yet another clean sheet in the Blues’ 0-0 draw with Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday Edouard Mendy has only been a Premier League keeper for two months, but already the Chelsea new boy is setting the standard for goalkeeper in the top flight. In keeping a clean sheet against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, the Senegal stopper has taken his tally of shutouts in the Prem to five. Already, he’s registered more clean sheets in the top flight than any other keeper in the Premier League so far this season, which is remarkable considering he’s only played six matches so far.  
‘That’s So Reactionary’ – Lampard Denies Mourinho Decline
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‘That’s So Reactionary’ – Lampard Denies Mourinho Decline

The Blues boss has defended his former mentor against criticisms from pundits who have said that he may be losing his edge Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has come to the defence of his former mentor Jose Mourinho ahead of the top of the table with Tottenham on Sunday. Mourinho has faced increasing scrutiny over his tactics and his style of man management, but his Spurs side have answered the critics in recent weeks. In his first spell at Chelsea, Mourinho helped develop Lampard into a world class player which allowed him to become the club's all-time leading scorer with 211 goals. Lampard believes Mourinho remains a top manager even after a difficult end of his second spell with Chelsea and problems during his time at Manchester United. "Of course he is [still a top manag...
Twitter Erupts As Chelsea Advances To UCL Knockout Stage
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Twitter Erupts As Chelsea Advances To UCL Knockout Stage

Premier League side, Chelsea FC have qualified for the UEFA Champions League knock out stage after beating Rennes 2 - 1. Goals from Callum Hudson-Odoi and Olivier Giroud helped seal the deal for The Blues. The London club has their qualification though having two matches left of the group stage. This could definitely look like a rampage and a wake-up call for every other from Chelsea you never can tell. Timo Werner got close early in the game but failed to convert from merely five yards. Twitter has been on a roll after the game. check below FT: Rennes 1-2 Chelsea Olivier Giroud sends Chelsea to the Champions League knockout stages 🤩#UCL pic.twitter.com/8LSdmn8FH4 — Goal (@goal) November 24, 2020 We left it late, but it's THREE points in the #UCL secured.....
Chelsea 4-1 Sheffield United: Comeback sees Blues keep pace at top
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Chelsea 4-1 Sheffield United: Comeback sees Blues keep pace at top

  Despite conceding for the first time in 459 minutes, Chelsea eased to a comprehensive win over Sheffield United. Chelsea kept pace at the top of the Premier League as they came from behind to beat Sheffield United 4-1 at Stamford Bridge. The Blues had kept clean sheets in each of their last five matches, but saw their goal breached in the ninth minute by David McGoldrick. However, Tammy Abraham equalised and Ben Chilwell gave Chelsea a lead they would not relinquish as their defensive solidity returned thereafter.
Lampard details Kai Havertz COVID-19 situation, symptoms
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Lampard details Kai Havertz COVID-19 situation, symptoms

The news broke after the starting lineups were announced, with head coach Frank Lampard confirming that the reason behind Kai Havertz’s absence was a COVID-19 diagnosis. After Chelsea’s 3-0 win over Rennes, just the second match all season without Havertz, the head coach provided a bit more detail on the situation. “It showed up in the UEFA testing on Monday. We retested yesterday when we found out. Clearly everyone else in the squad is negative, so that is a good sign. I’ve spoke to Kai a couple of times since we found out. “He’s at home, he’s isolating and he was very disappointed because he wants to play. He had some minor symptoms yesterday, his symptoms have escalated slightly today but he is fine. I spoke to him two hours before the game today and he’s disappointed to be o...
Chelsea 3-0 Rennes: Spot-on Werner helps Blues maintain unbeaten start in Group E
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Chelsea 3-0 Rennes: Spot-on Werner helps Blues maintain unbeaten start in Group E

Rennes defender Dalbert conceded two penalties and was sent off before half-time as Chelsea romped to victory at Stamford Bridge. Timo Werner scored two first-half penalties as Chelsea maintained their unbeaten start in Champions League Group E with a 3-0 win over Rennes on Wednesday. Frank Lampard's side drew 0-0 with Valencia in their opening game before crushing Krasnodar 4-0 last week and got off to a fine start against their Ligue 1 opponents, with Werner slotting home from the spot in the 10th minute after he had been fouled by Dalbert. The Brazilian was then dismissed after receiving a second yellow card for handball in the area four minutes before the interval, Werner stepping up to slam home his seventh goal of the season in all competitions.
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Ziyech handed first Chelsea start against Krasnodar

The Morocco international has been included in the Blues starting XI to face the Russian Premier League side Hakim Ziyech has been handed his first Chelsea start against Krasnodar in Wednesday’s Champions League game at Krasnodar Stadium. The Morocco international teamed up with the Stamford Bridge outfit in the summer from Dutch side Ajax. The winger‘s debut was delayed due to a knee injury he suffered during the Blues pre-season game against Brighton and Hove Albion.
Lampard needs time if he is to succeed at Chelsea’ – Essien backing Blues boss to find winning formula
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Lampard needs time if he is to succeed at Chelsea’ – Essien backing Blues boss to find winning formula

Despite spending more money in the summer than any other club, the Stamford Bridge outfit have won just three of their first nine games this season Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien has backed Frank Lampard to find the right formula at Chelsea after an up-and-down start to the season. The Blues have recorded just three wins from nine games in all competitions to start the campaign, leading some to question whether Lampard is the right man for the job. The ex-England international oversaw a summer spending spree of over £220 million ($287m) as the likes of Kai Havertz, Timo Werner and Ben Chilwell arrived at Stamford Bridge.
‘Why not take 20 seconds to review it?’ – Azpilicueta asks why VAR didn’t award Chelsea penalty after Maguire headlock
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‘Why not take 20 seconds to review it?’ – Azpilicueta asks why VAR didn’t award Chelsea penalty after Maguire headlock

The Blues defender wondered why officials didn't take a closer look at an incident that could have changed the game on Saturday Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta felt the Blues deserved a penalty for an incident involving himself and Harry Maguire, adding that he thought the referee should have reviewed the decision. Azpilicueta was dragged down in the box by Maguire during Chelsea's clash with Manchester United, with the England defender draping his arms over the Spaniard's shoulders. Former United star Patrice Evra likened Maguire to Hulk Hogan after the incident, saying that the WWE-like manoeuvre was a clear penalty.
“The protesters didn’t ask for war, just for a better Nigeria” –  Antonio Rüdiger reacts to Lekki tollgate gun attack
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“The protesters didn’t ask for war, just for a better Nigeria” – Antonio Rüdiger reacts to Lekki tollgate gun attack

Chelsea defender, Antonio Rüdiger has reacted to the Lekki tollgate gun attack after peaceful #EndSARS protesters were allegedly killed on Tuesday night, October 20. In his tweets, the German International said he's shocked how the situation got out of control after putting out a statement last week condemning police brutality in Nigeria. The center-back also stated that the situation in Nigeria has nothing to do with democracy as he noted that it's more like a military rule which he says is a violation of human rights at the highest order.   The defender wrote:    After my short statement about Nigeria already last week I’m now even more shocked about how the situation there has got more and more out of control. This saddens me so much. This has absolutely nothin...
We Feel Like We Have To Score Three Or Four Each Game – Cesar Azpilicueta
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We Feel Like We Have To Score Three Or Four Each Game – Cesar Azpilicueta

Chelsea's defensive issues are so bad that they need to score several goals each game to stand a chance of winning, says captain Cesar Azpilicueta. They have conceded nine times in five Premier League games this season and were 2-0 and 3-2 up against Southampton on Saturday before drawing 3-3. Last month Chelsea came from 3-0 down to draw against West Brom. "When you're weak defensively sometimes we feel like we have to score three or four each game," Azpilicueta said. "I see football as a collective. When we don't score, as a defender I think how can we put our attacking players in better situations. "Through a season you are not going to be winning 3-0 or 4-0 every week. You have to work to get results and at the moment we have to improve that."
Chelsea Name Petr Cech In Premier League Squad
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Chelsea Name Petr Cech In Premier League Squad

Cech, 38, is currently Chelsea's technical and performance advisor but takes role as non-contract player; Cech formally retired from playing in May 2019 following Arsenal's Europa League final defeat to Chelsea Petr Cech has been named in Chelsea's Premier League squad as a non-contract player Chelsea have named retired goalkeeper Petr Cech in their Premier League squad as emergency cover. The surprise inclusion of the 38-year-old, who now works as the club's technical and performance advisor, has been described by Chelsea as "a precautionary step due to the unprecedented conditions currently caused by the Covid-19 crisis". Cech formally retired from playing in May 2019 following Arsenal's Europa League final defeat to Chelsea. Chelsea's Premier League squad: Kepa Arr...
Lampard didn’t rate Chelsea star Pulisic because he was American – Marsch
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Lampard didn’t rate Chelsea star Pulisic because he was American – Marsch

 The RB Salzburg manager says he had a discussion with the Blues boss regarding the winger, who is now a key figure at Stamford Bridge Jesse Marsch says that he had a discussion with Frank Lampard last season that left him with the impression that the Chelsea boss didn't rate Christian Pulisic because he was American. Pulisic signed for Chelsea in January 2019, just a few months before Lampard was named as the club's replacement for manager Maurizio Sarri. The winger got off to a slow start at Stamford Bridge but, by the end of the season, he was a vital piece of Lampard's attacking unit.
AC Milan coach Pioli: We didn’t need Bakayoko
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AC Milan coach Pioli: We didn’t need Bakayoko

  AC Milan coach Stefano Pioli insists he had little say in their pursuit of Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko. Bakayoko, despite having a past loan spell with Milan, ended up at Napoli on deadline day in a temporary deal and made his debut in their victory over Atalanta. Asked about the midfielder, Pioli stated: "I have faith in the four central midfielders I have. I have never dealt with the economic aspect (of transfers)." Milan are currently top of the table after the first four games of the season. Pioli added: "We think we belong in our current place."
Victor Moses Joins Spartak Moscow on Loan
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Victor Moses Joins Spartak Moscow on Loan

  Chelsea have officially confirmed that their winger, Victor Moses, has left the club to join Spartak Moscow on loan. Frank Lampard’s side disclosed this in a statement via their official website on Thursday evening. The statement read: “Victor Moses has joined Spartak Moscow on loan for the remainder of the 2020/21 campaign. “The Russian side are 10 games into their league season and sit second in the table, level on points with city rivals CSKA Moscow.” Moses, 29, spent last season on loans. The former Super Eagles player was sent out to Fenerbahce, but spent just six months with the Turkish side, before joining Inter Milan on another six-month loan deal. He impressed during his spell at Inter, but Nerazzurri decided not to take the option of signing him permanent...
Walcott Set For Saints Debut At Chelsea As Armstrong And Djenepo Miss Out
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Walcott Set For Saints Debut At Chelsea As Armstrong And Djenepo Miss Out

    Stuart Armstrong and Moussa Djenepo will miss Southampton’s Premier League trip to Chelsea on Saturday but manager Ralph Hasenhuettl sees this as an opportunity to hand deadline day signing Theo Walcott his debut at Stamford Bridge. Midfielder Armstrong tested positive for Covid-19 while on international duty with Scotland and will complete his 10-day isolation period on Friday. “He cannot train with us and has been in quarantine,” Hasenhuettl told reporters on Thursday. “It’s a pity that he is out now. Nobody else has tested positive and we are all fine.   “I hope he is back in on Friday and then Saturday, so that he can be an option for next weekend.” Meanwhile, Malian winger Djenepo, who scored his first league goal in over a year in Southampton’s...
Ngolo Kante Wants To Leave Chelsea Over Wedding Related Issues
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Ngolo Kante Wants To Leave Chelsea Over Wedding Related Issues

Ngolo Kante wants to leave Chelsea after problem with lampard. 29 year old world cup winner and Chelsea Ace Ngolo Kante is reportedly Not happy with Boss Frank lampard after a fall out over a wedding invitation before the international break. As first reported by French publication Le Parisien  claim that Lampard did not allow Kante miss a training session to attend a friend's wedding before the international break. The decision did not go down well with Kante, who is currently on international duty with with home country France and the 29-year-old is now looking for a  move away from Chelsea with Real Madrid being the potential target. Kante's representatives want to secure a transfer within the next one year according to claims, but the player has three years left on his ...
Tammy Abraham Has Been Strictly Dealt With – Lampard
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Tammy Abraham Has Been Strictly Dealt With – Lampard

Chelsea went back to winning ways today after coming from a first Half dead lock to trash Crystal Palace 4-0 at home. Ben Chilwell opened the scoring just few minutes into the second Half which was followed by Kurt Zouma and the master Piece taker Jorginho who scored twice from the spot. Their was little bust between Tammy Abraham and Jorginho, the club's choice penalty taker stepped up to take the second penalty but the 23 year old England International tried to take the ball away from him and Jorginho who was the regular taker was left in shock it took the intervention of Club captain to out muscle the 23 year old and give the ball back to the choice taker. After the Match, Head coach Frank lampard addressed the Issue and revealed that the penalty bust between both players d...
Chelsea Reject Bayern Bid For Hudson-odoi
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Chelsea Reject Bayern Bid For Hudson-odoi

The Champions League winners have offered to take the 19 -year-old on loan for the rest of this season with an option to buy for £70 m next summer. Sky Germany reported earlier this week there had been a breakthrough in talks over the possibility of Bayern signing Hudson -Odoi. Bayern’ s interest in the highly-rated winger is longstanding. They made Hudson -Odoi a key target during the January transfer window last year when they offered Chelsea £ 30 m for his services, and they saw a fourth bid worth around £ 22 .5 m rejected in summer 2019. Hudson -Odoi played 83 minutes of Chelsea ’s 4 -0 victory over Crystal Palace on Saturday , and Frank Lampard spoke about Bayern’ s interest in the England international after the game, saying his future could even be resolved on Transfer Deadli...
Chelsea boss Lampard ready to send Kepa away on-loan
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Chelsea boss Lampard ready to send Kepa away on-loan

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is ready to send Kepa Arrizabalaga away on-loan. The Sun says Chelsea are ready to send Kepa out on loan after landing Rennes keeper Edouard Mendy as their new first-choice. While Chelsea insisted no decision has yet been taken on Kepa's future, it is understood that Frank Lampard will assent to the Spaniard leaving on loan before next month's deadline. Kepa, 25, has struggled to live up to the world record £71m fee Chelsea paid Athletic Bilbao to land him as Thibaut Courtois' replacement in 2018. He fell out of favour last term after a series of high-profile errors before the lockdown. And while the Spaniard regained his place at the outset of Project Restart, he lost it again to Willy Caballero for the FA Cup semi-final and Final.
“I Am So Excited To Be Joining Chelsea” – Mendy
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“I Am So Excited To Be Joining Chelsea” – Mendy

Chelsea have confirmed the signing of goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from Rennes for £22m on a five-year deal. The 28-year-old will compete with goalkeepers Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero for a starting spot at Stamford Bridge this season. Mendy said: "I am so excited to be joining Chelsea. It’s a dream for me to be a part of this exciting squad and to work with Frank Lampard and all of his coaching staff. I look forward to meeting my team-mates and can’t wait to get started." On signing the Senegalese, Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said: "As soon as Petr Cech and our technical team identified Edouard as the most suitable goalkeeper to complement our existing group, there was only one player we wanted to bring in. "Edouard arrives following a season of real success w...
Arsenal Wants To Sign Jorginho From Chelsea As Torreira Nears Exit
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Arsenal Wants To Sign Jorginho From Chelsea As Torreira Nears Exit

Arsenal is eager to sign in Jorginho from London rivals Chelsea, according to Sky Sports. Jorginho is one of the midfielders the Gunners are keen on, with Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey and Lyon’s Houssem Aouar also on their radar. Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, was Pep Guardiola’s assistant when Manchester City came close to signing Jorginho from Napoli in 2018. However, the Italian international appears to be part of Frank Lampard’s plans at Chelsea and captained the side in both of their Premier League games so far this season. While Arteta continues to search for a new midfielder, it looks as though they will be without Lucas Torreira for the 2020/2021 season as he nears a move to Atletico. The LaLiga side is keen to take the Uruguay international on loan and retain the option ...
Chelsea Complete The Signing Of Edouard Mendy From Rennes
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Chelsea Complete The Signing Of Edouard Mendy From Rennes

Chelsea complete the signing of Edouard Mendy from Rennes, with the goalkeeper joining on a five-year deal at a cost of £22 million ($29m). The Senegalese international has penned a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge and will compete with Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero for a starting spot between the posts in the season ahead. After signing his long-term contract with the Blues, Mendy said: ‘I am so excited to be joining Chelsea. It’s a dream for me to be a part of this exciting squad and to work with Frank Lampard and all of his coaching staff. I look forward to meeting my team-mates and can’t wait to get started.’ On signing Mendy, Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said: ‘As soon as Petr Cech and our technical team identified Edouard as the most suitable goalkeeper t...
Chelsea 6-0 Barnsley: Havertz hits aac hat-trick as Blues run riot
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Chelsea 6-0 Barnsley: Havertz hits aac hat-trick as Blues run riot

Chelsea cruised into the EFL Cup fourth round as Kai Havertz's hat-trick helped them to a 6-0 victory over Barnsley at Stamford Bridge. Kai Havertz scored a hat-trick as Chelsea sealed their progression into the EFL Cup fourth round with a dominant 6-0 win over Barnsley. Havertz had struggled in his first two Premier League appearances, but the former Bayer Leverkusen star got up and running in English football in style on Wednesday. With Tammy Abraham opening the scoring, Havertz doubled Chelsea's lead before playing his part in Ross Barkley putting the hosts 3-0 up.
Lampard Backs Kepa After ‘Big Mistake’ Against Liverpool
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Lampard Backs Kepa After ‘Big Mistake’ Against Liverpool

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard remains supportive of keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga after the player made a big mistake in their 2-0 loss to Liverpool. Two goals from Sadio Mane gave Liverpool the victory in what could be a huge game in the race for the title. Mane opened the scoring in the 50th-minute with a well-taken header in the box. The goal followed a well worked move from Reds players Trent Alexander-Arnold, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino. The Senegalese then scored his second of the game following an error from Arrizabalaga. Arrizabalaga received the ball close to his goal and was immediately closed down by Mane. The forward blocked his pass and calmly put the ball in the back of the net. Speaking after the game to Sky Sports (via BBC), Lampard said: “We showed moments...
Thiago Sets Premier League Passing Record On Liverpool Debut After £20m Move
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Thiago Sets Premier League Passing Record On Liverpool Debut After £20m Move

The new signing from Bayern Munich has made an instant impact in a Reds shirt as they beat Chelsea 2-0 at Stamford Bridge New signing Thiago Alcantara set a Premier League record on his Liverpool debut as he out-passed every single Chelsea player, despite only being on the pitch for 45 minutes. The Spain international only completed his initial £20m ($26m) move from Bayern Munich on Friday, but was included in the travelling Reds squad for Sunday’s clash at Stamford Bridge. He began the game on the bench but was introduced at half-time after captain Jordan Henderson was forced off with a suspected thigh injury, and immediately showed the excitement around his arrival at Liverpool was justified. The game was goalless at that stage, though the champions were given the edge wh...
Lampard: Werner helped Chelsea sign Havertz
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Lampard: Werner helped Chelsea sign Havertz

The Blues have a new forward line to take on the champions of England but their signing won't be ready in time for the match Frank Lampard has revealed signing fellow Germany international Timo Werner helped him in his bid to sign the high-coveted Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen in a £70 million ($89m) deal. Chelsea sought the opinion of Werner, who came in from RB Leipzig through his £47.5m ($61m) release clause over two months earlier, which helped kickstart a summer transfer spend of around £200m ($252m) on five significant signings. Indeed, having introduced Werner into the squad to train, Lampard had a player he could use to give him feedback on what would be a major deal for the club. After a long round of talks, Chelsea finally got their man and Lampard appreciated the ...
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Fernando Torres: ‘The Last Symbol’ Documentary Drops Today And It Looks Incredible

Fernando Torres' 'Last Symbol' documentary releases today and it promises to be must-see for all football fans. The retired star, best know for his stints with Atletico Madrid and Liverpool, was one of the deadliest strikers in world football during his prime. However, 'El Nino' stayed out of the limelight throughout his career and not many know his story. The documentary will put the 36-year-old's whole life under the microscope and features interviews from the managers who knew him best. Interviews in the documentary include former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez and Spain national team coach Vicente del Bosque, as well as Torres himself "This is the story of my life. So short but yet so lengthy," Torres said per Advanced Television. "This documentary is a journey through more than...
‘Bale could have sat on his backside playing golf every day’ – Spurs return for Real Madrid outcast backed by Hartson
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‘Bale could have sat on his backside playing golf every day’ – Spurs return for Real Madrid outcast backed by Hartson

The former Wales international is pleased to see his fellow countryman heading back to the Premier League, saying his quality is beyond questioning Gareth Bale heading back to the Premier League at Tottenham is a good move for all concerned, says John Hartson, as the Wales international could have “sat on his backside in Madrid playing golf every day”. The 31-year-old forward is closing in on a deal that will see him head back to familiar surroundings on an initial loan deal. A return to English football has been mooted for some time, with Manchester United and Chelsea having been heavily linked with a proven performer in the past. Spurs have, however, moved to the front of the transfer queue due to their strong emotional and professional ties with Bale.
Chelsea Debutant, Timo Werner Says Brighton Defenders Are Too Big
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Chelsea Debutant, Timo Werner Says Brighton Defenders Are Too Big

Chelsea new boy Timo Werner hilariously admitted that he has never played against such "massive defenders" after his side beat Brighton 3-1. The Blues completed their stunning acquisition of the 24-year-old German striker after activating his £47.5 million release clause. In his words "I have never played against 3 defenders like this so tall, so big massive defenders!" Timo Werner saying he has never played against defenders like the Brighton back line! https://youtu.be/GU3t034vgaI
Ex-chelsea Defender, Branislav Ivanovic Returns To Premier League With West Brom
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Ex-chelsea Defender, Branislav Ivanovic Returns To Premier League With West Brom

Branislav Ivanovic has sealed a return to the Premier League after signing a one-year contract with West Brom. The 36-year-old left Chelsea in February 2017 and has spent the last three-and-a-half years in Russia with Zenit Saint Petersburg. Ivanovic becomes Slaven Bilic's sixth signing of the summer following the arrivals of Grady Diangana, Matheus Pereira, Cedric Kipre, David Button and Callum Robinson. The Serbian defender spent nine years at Chelsea between 2008-2017, winning 10 major trophies which included the 2012 Champions League. Bilic said after West Brom's opening game 3-0 defeat to Leicester that Ivanovic's signing was almost done and the club have now confirmed it. Ivanovic, who can play at right-back or centre-back, was a free agent after leaving Zenit foll...
Kai Havertz Brutally Mocked By Fans After Passing To Linesman During Chelsea Debut
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Kai Havertz Brutally Mocked By Fans After Passing To Linesman During Chelsea Debut

Chelsea new boy Kai Havertz was brutally mocked by football fans on social media following his woeful cross-field pass. Havertz made his competitive debut for Chelsea in the 3-1 win over Brighton at the AMEX on Monday. But the £75 million man failed to make a huge impression on his first appearance for his new club. In fact, the 21-year-old was ridiculed by ruthless supporters who slammed his attempted pass in the second half. With the score 1-0 to Chelsea, Havertz got himself on the ball and tried to switch play. Though he completely fluffed his effort, kicking the ball out of play for a throw-in. Needless to say, fans pulled no punches as they trolled the attacking star. One Twitter user sarcastically wrote: "Pass of the season by Kai Havertz." A second tweeted:...
Schwarzer explains ‘phenomenal’ Kante’s dip in form at Chelsea
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Schwarzer explains ‘phenomenal’ Kante’s dip in form at Chelsea

The Premier League veteran believes the France international can bounce back this season if he remains at Stamford Bridge N'Golo Kante can bounce back for Chelsea this season, with former team-mate Mark Schwarzer believing the midfielder has been in desperate need of a break from football. The 29-year-old was restricted to 28 appearances for the Blues last season with minor injuries keeping him sidelined after playing 53 matches the campaign before. Kante was criticised in some quarters for his performances over the past year, with Inter currently exploring the possibility of a transfer and the Blues reportedly open to cashing in on the Frenchman.
‘I wouldn’t want to play us on our day’ – Williamson issues warning to Arsenal’s WSL rivals
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‘I wouldn’t want to play us on our day’ – Williamson issues warning to Arsenal’s WSL rivals

The pre-season hype centred mainly around Chelsea and Man City, but the Gunners reminded everyone of their class in last week's 6-1 win over Reading Leah Williamson is happy for Arsenal to be underestimated – but has warned rivals that they are “a team on a mission” after a disappointing season last year. Following a summer of hype centred mainly around Chelsea and Manchester City, something head coach Joe Montemurro commented on recently, the Gunners made a statement in their opening Women’s Super League fixture, thrashing Reading 6-1. Arsenal now head into their second game of the new season, against West Ham on Saturday, top of the table after Chelsea dropped points at Manchester United and Manchester City only won 2-0 at newly-promoted Aston Villa.
Aina: Torino full-back returns to Premier League to join Fulham
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Aina: Torino full-back returns to Premier League to join Fulham

The Nigeria international has completed a return to the English top-flight after spending the last two years in Italy Fulham have announced the signing of Ola Aina on a season-long loan from Serie A outfit Torino. The Cottagers have the option to sign the former Chelsea defender permanently at the end of the 2020-21 season. Aina returned to England on Friday, a year after he joined Torino on a €10 million move from Stamford Bridge.
Napoli and Rennes battle for ex-Chelsea youngster Boga as Sassuolo hold out for €40m
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Napoli and Rennes battle for ex-Chelsea youngster Boga as Sassuolo hold out for €40m

The forward has interest from clubs across Europe but his current side are holding firm over their transfer fee demands Sassuolo are holding out for €40 million (£36m/$47m) for Jeremie Boga, with Napoli having come closest to metting their demands while Rennes have also made a formal approach for the former Chelsea winger. Goal has learned that Napoli have made an offer of €30m (£27m/$35m) already with further add-ons being put forward, while Rennes have only been able to put an €20m (£18m/$23m) offer in. Chelsea's approach for Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy could see the Ligue 1 club earn up to £25m (€28m/$33m) for their current priority target with talks ongoing.
Man City boss Guardiola ‘likes’ Lyon star Aouar, claims Juninho
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Man City boss Guardiola ‘likes’ Lyon star Aouar, claims Juninho

The Brazilian was asked about the Ligue 1 team's star midfielder and claimed the Spanish coach was interested Lyon sporting director Juninho said Pep Guardiola "likes" Houssem Aouar amid links to Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain. Aouar has reportedly emerged as a target for Guardiola's Premier League giants City and Ligue 1 champions PSG following his exploits for Lyon. The 22-year-old French midfielder – also linked to the likes of Barcelona, Chelsea and Arsenal – played a key role in Lyon's memorable run to the Champions League semi-finals in 2019-20.  
“I would have stayed at Chelsea if I knew you would join” – Willian tells Thiago Silva
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“I would have stayed at Chelsea if I knew you would join” – Willian tells Thiago Silva

Willian has joked with Thiago Silva that he would have stayed at Chelsea, if he knew his compatriot would sign for the Blues, the UK Telegraph reports. Silva, 35, penned a one-year deal with Frank Lampard’s side last month after his contract at Paris Saint-Germain expired. Before then, Willian had left Stamford Bridge for Arsenal, ending his seven-year stay at the club. After Silva arrived in London, Willian playfully told the defender: “If I had known you were moving to Chelsea, I would have stayed there after all.” However, another Brazilian played a key role in Silva joining Chelsea. Ahead of PSG’s Champions League campaign in Lisbon, Neymar gave Chelsea a ringing endorsement, saying he was “remarkably clear” in urging Silva to join Frank Lampard’s side.
Lampard expects added pressure after Chelsea spending spree
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Lampard expects added pressure after Chelsea spending spree

Frank Lampard admits expectations at Chelsea will soar after an expensive recruitment drive ahead of the new Premier League season. The Stamford Bridge club has spent nearly £200 million ($263 million) as they have brought in on Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva, Kai Havertz, and Malang Sarr and could add even more new faces. The former Chelsea midfielder is under no illusions that owner Roman Abramovich will expect improvements on last season. The club finished fourth in the Premier League to secure Champions League qualification in Lampard’s first campaign, but lost the FA Cup final to Arsenal and was thumped 7-1 on aggregate by Bayern Munich in Europe. “I’m very aware that a club like Chelsea, even though we had a transfer ban, even though the year wa...
Joining Chelsea Is Dream Come True – Kai Havertz
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Joining Chelsea Is Dream Come True – Kai Havertz

Chelsea completed the signing of Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen after the German international put pen to paper on a five-year contract. Havertz signing follows on from the purchase of Timo Werner from another Bundesliga club RB Leipzig, and is in addition to the recruitment of Hakim Ziyech, Ben Chilwell and Thiago Silva. The Blues also signed young French defender Malang Sarr who is going out on loan with a view to gaining more experience before he is involved. And speaking on his move Havertz said: “I am very happy and proud to be here, For me it is a dream come true to play in a big club like Chelsea and I can’t wait to meet all the players and the trainers. Yeah, I am very happy to be here!”
Chelsea Sign Kai Havertz From Bayern Leverkusen
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Chelsea Sign Kai Havertz From Bayern Leverkusen

The Blues have completed the signing of second German international this summer with Kia Havertz putting his signature on a five-year contract. The transfer of the young, highly rated attacking midfielder from Bayer Leverkusen follows on from the purchase of Timo Werner from another Bundesliga club RB Leipzig, and is in addition to the recruitment of Hakim Ziyech, Ben Chilwell and Thiago Silva as Frank Lampard’s squad for the forthcoming season takes shape. We have also signed young French defender Malang Sarr who is going out on loan with a view to gaining more experience before he is involved. Havertz had this to say on becoming a Chelsea player. ‘I am very happy and proud to be here, For me it is a dream come true to play in a big club like Chelsea and I can’t wait to meet all t...
Chelsea agree €80m fee plus €20m add-ons for Havertz with Bayer Leverkusen
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Chelsea agree €80m fee plus €20m add-ons for Havertz with Bayer Leverkusen

Kai Havertz is closing in on a move to Chelsea from Bayer Leverkusen after the clubs agreed a package of €80m plus €20m in add-ons for the midfielder. The Blues, who have been in talks with their Bundesliga counterparts for several weeks over a deal for the Germany international, concluded the negotiations for the £89m transfer on Wednesday, according to Sky in Germany. Havertz, who is keen to join the club as soon as possible, has not yet had a medical with Chelsea and remains with the Germany squad for their UEFA Nations League fixtures with Spain and Switserland. Earlier this week, Leverkusen's head coach Peter Bosz said the 21-year-old is unlikely to train for the club again as he nears a move to the Premier League. Havertz looks set to become Frank Lampard's seventh summer s...
Chelsea midfielder Gallagher undergoes Crystal Palace medical
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Chelsea midfielder Gallagher undergoes Crystal Palace medical

Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher has completed a medical at Crystal Palace. Multiple outlets in the UK have claimed Gallagher will pen a new contract with the Blues before joining their Premier League rivals. The 20-year-old was impressive on loan at Charlton and Swansea City last season. Gallagher featured in the 1-1 friendly draw with Brighton at the AMEX. Roy Hodgson will be delighted with Gallagher's signing, having already recruited talented midfielder Eberechi Eze from QPR last week.
Kai Havertz To Chelsea Transfer All But Done As £72m Initial Fee Agreed
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Kai Havertz To Chelsea Transfer All But Done As £72m Initial Fee Agreed

Negotiations for the transfer of Havertz to Chelsea appear to have been completed and the deal can now go through later this week. Kai Havertz is set to become a Chelsea player after an initial £72million transfer fee was agreed. Chelsea and Leverkusen chiefs have agreed on the fee with two £9million bonus payments also included for future performances. The potential bonus payments are reportedly for a number of 'complicated' clauses, including if Chelsea win the Champions League inside the next five seasons. Havertz has already agreed personal terms with Chelsea. Leverkusen manager Peter Bosz said earlier on Monday that Havertz will never train with the club again. The Bayer boss said that he believes the forward is now set to leave the club amid his links to Chelsea - w...
Chelsea Set To Improve On Their Offer For Rennes Goalkeeper Édouard Mendy
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Chelsea Set To Improve On Their Offer For Rennes Goalkeeper Édouard Mendy

Chelsea hope to persuade Rennes to sell Édouard Mendy, despite having their first offer of €16m (£14.2m) for the goalkeeper rejected. With Kepa’s flaws last season, Frank Lampard is keen to sign a new goalkeeper after losing faith in Kepa Arrizabalaga, who has failed to convince since moving to Stamford Bridge for a world record fee of £72.6m two years ago. However, Chelsea are struggling to find a club capable of affording Arrizabalaga and although they have considered trying to replace him with Atlético Madrid’s Jan Oblak, they have started to look at cheaper options to compete with the Spaniard. It is understood that Chelsea would need to pay Oblak’s £109m release clause to lure him away from Atlético, making a deal unlikely. They have already spent heavily on other areas – they have ...
Chelsea Sign Thiago Silva On A Free Transfer
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Chelsea Sign Thiago Silva On A Free Transfer

During his eight years in the French capital, the Brazil international centre-back won seven Ligue 1 titles among the huge haul of 25 trophies he has collected with Les Rouge et Bleu. Though he turns 36 in September, Thiago Silva was still in prime form in 2019-20, topping the division's 'passes completed' chart with 95.5% of his attempts reaching their target. With 204 league games, including 200 starts for PSG, Thiago Silva last season went past former teammate Blaise Matuidi to move level with Dominique Rocheteau in 14th on the club's all-time appearance makers chart. With 154 wins in those 204 league games, PSG have won 73.5% of their matches with Thiago Silva in the side compared to 66.3% without him.