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Arsenal Hero, Paul Merson Exposes Chelsea’s Major ‘Problem’ Under Tuchel
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Arsenal Hero, Paul Merson Exposes Chelsea’s Major ‘Problem’ Under Tuchel

  Arsenal hero, Paul Merson, has exposed Chelsea’s major ‘problem’ under their manager, Thomas Tuchel. According to Merson, Chelsea’s midfield is a major ‘problem’ for Tuchel, adding that it is important for the Blues boss to find a solution before the end of the season. Chelsea have been impressive since Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard last January. The Stamford Bridge club has won six games and drew three so far under the 47-year-old German, but Merson believes their main issue is the midfield. Merson told Sky Sports, “The problem is the midfield. Who’s got that defence-splitting pass? “When you play Chelsea, everyone’s behind the ball – even Manchester United, a top team, and they sat behind the ball, let’s be honest, and went from a base. “You’ve got N’Golo ...
Tuchel ‘Explains Things Easier’ Now Than Former Boss – Chelsea Striker, Werner
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Tuchel ‘Explains Things Easier’ Now Than Former Boss – Chelsea Striker, Werner

Chelsea striker Timo Werner has credited Thomas Tuchel with his recent uptuck in form, saying the new boss ‘explains things easier’ than sacked Frank Lampard. The former RB Leipzig, now Chelsea striker, 24, has endured a topsy-turvy season since his £47.5million move last summer – even going on a 14-game Premier League goal drought before his strike against Newcastle last week. And Werner believes his ability to communicate more clearly with Tuchel has been crucial, having recently called the new boss’ arrival a ‘fresh start’. Werner told Sky Sports: “When you have a new manager it is, every time, a new beginning for everybody, so it was a new beginning for me as well. “I said, ‘OK, I missed so many chances, I missed so many points and maybe I will start now.’ “I underst...
Chelsea: Thomas Tuchel Names New Position Kai Havertz Will Play in his Team
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Chelsea: Thomas Tuchel Names New Position Kai Havertz Will Play in his Team

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has named a new position Kai Havertz will feature importantly in his squad this season. Tuchel also insisted that Havertz’s lack of playing time over the course of the last month has simply been down to his lack of fitness. The former PSG manager, who has largely opted for a 3-5-2 formation since taking over from Frank Lampard last January, said the 21-year-old would play the number 9 or 10 role because he is very comfortable in high positions. “Since I have arrived, the only thing that kept Kai Havertz from making a big impact is his injury, nothing else,” Chelsea’s official website quoted Tuchel as saying ahead of the Blues’ clash with Manchester United on Sunday. “He is a unique player. It is not so clear where he needs to settle. D...
Chelsea Will not Win Title With Giroud, Abraham as their Two Centre Forwards – Paul Merson
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Chelsea Will not Win Title With Giroud, Abraham as their Two Centre Forwards – Paul Merson

  Chelsea will not win the English Premier League title with Olivier Giroud and Tammy Abraham as their two centre forwards. This claim was made by Arsenal hero, Paul Merson. Merson said this ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League home clash against Manchester United on Sunday evening at Stamford Bridge. “I have said all along that Chelsea are set up for three at the back. But it’s going to take a bit of time to get it right,” Merson wrote in his column for Daily Star. “And they are not going to win the league with Olivier Giroud and Tammy Abraham as their two centre forwards.” Chelsea are currently in the fifth position on the EPL log with 43 points after 25 games. The Blues have not lost a game since Thomas Tuchel took over from Frank Lampard last January. They...
Chelsea vs Man United: You Have Done Really Well – Solskjaer Tells Thomas Tuchel
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Chelsea vs Man United: You Have Done Really Well – Solskjaer Tells Thomas Tuchel

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said that Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has done really well at Stamford Bridge since he took over from Frank Lampard last January. Solskjaer said that the current Chelsea squad under Tuchel has the ability to keep teams away from their own goal. He also said that his job is to end Tuchel’s unbeaten run at Chelsea so far. The Norwegian spoke on Friday during his pre-match press conference ahead of Man United’s away Premier League clash with Chelsea on Sunday. Tuchel has won six of his last eight matches in charge of Chelsea since his appointment last month. “You can see in the results, stats and possession they have had, the ability to keep teams away from their own goal, he’s done really well,” Tuchel said. “It is n...
Chelsea vs Man United: Tuchel Gives Confidence to all Players – Edouard Mendy
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Chelsea vs Man United: Tuchel Gives Confidence to all Players – Edouard Mendy

  Chelsea goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy, has lauded manager, Thomas Tuchel, for the way he gave ‘confidence’ to the Blues players since his appointment last January. Tuchel, who replaced Frank Lampard as Chelsea head coach at the end of last month, has guided the Stamford Bridge club to win six of their last eight games. Speaking ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Manchester United on Sunday, Mendy told Daily Express: “The coach gives confidence to all the players. “We know what he wants, so when we are on the pitch, we have to show why he has chosen us. “It’s very positive for all the players because he gives us a lot of confidence and we need to improve and to play great football when we are on the pitch. “He is very expressive. He shows when he likes som...
Roman Abramovich ‘To Hand Chelsea £260m Warchest’ To Sign Haaland And Others
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Roman Abramovich ‘To Hand Chelsea £260m Warchest’ To Sign Haaland And Others

It seems Roman Abramovich is not ready to rest on his laurels as he prepares to splash more cash this summer to get Chelsea back competing at the top of the table. The Blues' owner sanctioned over £200million worth of transfers in the off-season in a bid to close the gap on their rivals. But after sacking Frank Lampard and instilling Thomas Tuchel as his replacement, Abramovich now sees the need to further invest in the playing squad. According to TuttoMercatoWeb , he is now set to plunge another £260million into the club, with Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland top of his wishlist. Haaland has no shortage of potential suitors lining up for his signature, but with finances still tight for many clubs, Chelsea could steal a march in the race for the 20-year-old. The str...
Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea: Simeone Pays Tribute to Thomas Tuchel
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Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea: Simeone Pays Tribute to Thomas Tuchel

  Atletico Madrid manager, Diego Simeone, has lauded the impact Chelsea head coach, Thomas Tuchel, has had at Stamford Bridge since the German replaced Frank Lampard last month. Simeone said Tuchel, who has won five and drawn two of his last seven games in charge of Chelsea, has already improved the team. Speaking at a pre-match press conference on Monday ahead of Atletico Madrid’s Champions League last-16 first-leg clash with Chelsea on Tuesday night in Bucharest, Simeone said, “Tuchel has come to a financially very powerful club where year after year they make huge effort to sign big players. “This year, they invested in talented, young footballers, and as soon as the team did not respond as they wanted it to, when they saw the investment did not pay, they made that ...
Why Chelsea Will not Finish in Top Four Under Tuchel – Wenger
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Why Chelsea Will not Finish in Top Four Under Tuchel – Wenger

  Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has said Chelsea will fall “a fraction short of top four” this season, despite Thomas Tuchel going unbeaten in his first six matches in charge. The Blues have won four and drawn two since Tuchel arrived Stamford Bridge to replace Frank Lampard. They currently sit fifth in the table, two points off the top four. Speaking after Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Southampton, Wenger described their performance “worrying”, telling beIN Sports: “I would say it’s a fair result with one team happier than the other one. “Southampton certainly the happier after stopping their losing slump. “What’s a bit worrying for Chelsea is they were not at their best, which happens in this league, but you don’t feel a huge potential there, not on the tact...
Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea: Tuchel Gives Verdicts on Olivier Giroud’s Future
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Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea: Tuchel Gives Verdicts on Olivier Giroud’s Future

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has said that it is too soon for the club to decide Olivier Giroud’s long-term future at Stamford Bridge. Giroud’s current contract with Chelsea will expire in the summer and it remains to be seen whether the France World Cup winner will be offered a new contract. The former Arsenal star has made a handful of appearances for Chelsea since Tuchel took over from Frank Lampard last January. The 34-year-old, however, didn’t feature as Chelsea drew 1-1 with Southampton on Saturday. Speaking ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League last-16 first-leg clash with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday, Tuchel said as quoted by Sport Review: “No decision has been made [on Giroud’s future] because it’s too soon to make these decisions, too soon in the season. ...
Thomas Tuchel Names Chelsea Captains
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Thomas Tuchel Names Chelsea Captains

  Thomas Tuchel has named his captains at Chelsea. The German says he is pleased to have Cesar Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Jorginho, and Ngolo Kante as Chelsea captains. He also compared Azpilicueta with former Blues captains John Terry and Frank Lampard. Azpilicueta who fell in the pecking order during Lampard’s reign as manager, has seen himself back playing regularly under the new manager. The 31-year-old Spaniard is one of several Chelsea players who have featured in each of the five Premier League games under Tuchel so far. “I strongly believe in the power of captains in football teams,” Tuchel told Chelsea TV. “I had the pleasure to have Thiago Silva as my captain in Paris, together with Marquinhos, and now I have Azpi, Thiago, Jorginho and [N’Golo] Kante...
EPL: Christensen Reveals Changes Tuchel has Made to Chelsea Team
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EPL: Christensen Reveals Changes Tuchel has Made to Chelsea Team

  Chelsea defender, Andreas Christensen, has revealed some of the changes Thomas Tuchel has implemented since he replaced Frank Lampard, to make the Blues watertight at the back. In Tuchel’s first six matches in charge at Stamford Bridge, his side had conceded only once. That record stands in stark contrast to the one that contributed to Lampard’s sack. Christensen has now given an analysis of how the German wants the Blues to play now. “If you don’t need to play the ball, you don’t have to,” Christensen told Chelsea’s official website on the message from Tuchel. “Wait for someone to come and take the ball, don’t take last-second decisions, know what you’re going to do and make it happen. “He just said to us to be comfortable and believe in ourselves. I have p...
Southampton vs Chelsea: Rudiger Calls Thomas Tuchel ‘Tactical Fox
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Southampton vs Chelsea: Rudiger Calls Thomas Tuchel ‘Tactical Fox

  Chelsea defender, Antonio Rudiger, has labelled manager, Thomas Tuchel, as a ‘tactical fox’ ahead of the Blues’ away Premier League clash with Southampton on Saturday. He also said that Tuchel is a coach that leaves nothing to a coincidence, adding that the former Paris Saint-Germain works in great detail. Rudiger rarely featured for Chelsea this season during Frank Lampard’s regime at Stamford Bridge. The Germany international has, however, been given a new lease on life under Tuchel. Rudiger has started every game under Tuchel with Chelsea winning four consecutive Premier League games. “Anyone who knows Tuchel knows: He is a man who leaves nothing to a coincidence,” Rudiger told Bild. “He works in great detail, Tuchel is a tactical fox.”
Southampton vs Chelsea: Tuchel Makes Promise to Christian Pulisic head of EPL clash
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Southampton vs Chelsea: Tuchel Makes Promise to Christian Pulisic head of EPL clash

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has promised winger, Christian Pulisic, that he will have an “important impact” on his squad ahead of their Premier League clash with Southampton on Saturday. Tuchel left Pulisic on the bench for Chelsea’s 2-0 victory against Newcastle United in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge on Monday night. Pulisic, who played under Tuchel at Borussia Dortmund, is yet to start a Premier League match since the former Paris Saint-Germain coach replaced Frank Lampard as Chelsea manager in January 2021. The 22-year-old was handed his first start in Chelsea’s 1-0 victory over Barnsley in the FA Cup fifth-round fixture last weekend but he was back on the bench against Newcastle as two goals from Olivier Giroud and Timo Werner gave Tuchel’s men all three points a...
Chelsea to Continue Paying Frank Lampard £75,000-a-week Salary
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Chelsea to Continue Paying Frank Lampard £75,000-a-week Salary

  Chelsea will continue to pay their former manager, Frank Lampard, his £75,000-a-week salary till the end of the season unless the Englishman decides to take a new managerial job, according to The Sun. The Premier League club sacked Lampard on January 25, 2021, and appointed Thomas Tuchel as their new manager. The Blues didn’t decide to pay up the remainder of Lampard’s contract following his sack and have kept his weekly salary on the wage bill. Lampard would have to forfeit the wages should he decide to take up a new managerial role before the end of the 2020/21 season. Lampard guided Chelsea to a fourth-place finish last season on the Premier League table and secure a Champions League spot after spending 18 months in charge of the club. The 42-year-old was li...
Chelsea vs Newcastle: I Don’t Want to be Loved by the Players – Tuchel
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Chelsea vs Newcastle: I Don’t Want to be Loved by the Players – Tuchel

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has said he is striving to be “unpredictable” in the dressing room, and that he won’t “do stuff to be loved” by the players. Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard last month and has overseen four wins in his first five matches. The former PSG boss has been able to bring the best out of players like Timo Werner, Jorginho and Callum Hudson-Odoi, while also endearing himself to the media. But he insists he can be a tough task-master behind the scenes at Stamford Bridge. “If we have behaviours that harm the group and cause trouble for the team on the pitch, we should tell the players individually, but I believe strongly that everybody has to have the personality to swallow criticism in front of the group. “That way, no harm is done because we can talk...
Chelsea vs Newcastle: Antonio Rudiger Compares Tuchel to Lampard
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Chelsea vs Newcastle: Antonio Rudiger Compares Tuchel to Lampard

  Chelsea defender, Antonio Rudiger, has revealed one of the tactical differences between the club’s former manager, Frank Lampard and his replacement, Thomas Tuchel ahead of the Blues’ Premier League clash with Newcastle United on Monday night. Lampard spent a year and six months at the Stamford Bridge before being sacked and replaced by Tuchel last month. The Englishman was dismissed when Chelsea was in the ninth position on the Premier League table. Chelsea have enjoyed an upturn in results since Tuchel took over, with the West London club winning their last three matches to climb to the fifth position on the log. However, Rudiger believes Tuchel knows what he wants from Chelsea players and says he differs from Lampard in how he wants the club to win the ball bac...
FA Cup: Tuche Includes Bate, Anjorin in Chelsea’s Squad to Face Barnsley
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FA Cup: Tuche Includes Bate, Anjorin in Chelsea’s Squad to Face Barnsley

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has included youngster, Lewis Bate, in Chelsea’s squad for their FA Cup fifth-round clash against Barnsley on Thursday night. Tuchel also included another youngster, Tino Anjorin, in Chelsea’s squad for the trip to Barnsley, according to Metro UK. Bate has been training with Chelsea’s first team this week but is yet to make his senior debut. The 18-year-old, who plays in central midfield, is a regular for Chelsea’s Under-23s and was named Premier League 2 Player of the Month last December. Anjorin has scored five goals in eight appearances for Chelsea’s Under-23s this season. The 19-year-old made his full debut under former Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, when the Blues drew 1-1 at Stamford Bridge against Krasnodar in the Champions League las...
Thiago Silva reveals ‘nice surprise’ from Lampard after signing for Chelsea
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Thiago Silva reveals ‘nice surprise’ from Lampard after signing for Chelsea

The Brazil defender moved to Stamford Bridge shortly before his 36th birthday but he says he had no doubts about making the switch Thiago Silva says a “nice surprise” from Frank Lampard immediately assured him he made the right choice when joining Chelsea over the summer. The Brazil defender moved to the Premier League shortly before his 36th birthday, bringing to an end his eight-year spell at Paris Saint-Germain. Silva says he had no doubts about his decision to head to Stamford Bridge, but appreciated a gesture he received from his new manager as he prepared for the move.
Timo Werner Opens Up on Champions League Fear Under Lampard
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Timo Werner Opens Up on Champions League Fear Under Lampard

Chelsea striker, Timo Werner, has admitted that his team was scared of failing to qualify for the Champions League under Frank Lampard. Werner, speaking with Chelsea’s 5th Stand app, says Thomas Tuchel has already changed the mindset of the players. The Blues are one point behind the top four spots, after winning their last three fixtures in the league. After starting life under their new manager with a draw against Wolves, victories over Burnley, Tottenham and Sheffield United have followed. Chelsea had won just two of their previous eight matches with Lampard in charge before his sacking, which had left them sitting at the ninth place in the table. “If we go back three or four matches, when the manager was not yet here, we were nine or ten points behind the top four. ...
EPL: Why Timo Werner is Struggling at Chelsea – Michael Ballack
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EPL: Why Timo Werner is Struggling at Chelsea – Michael Ballack

Former Chelsea midfielder, Michael Ballack, has revealed why striker, Timo Werner, is struggling at Chelsea. Werner, one of Frank Lampard’s marquee signings, has struggled to adapt to Chelsea’s style of play since his move to Stamford Bridge from RB Leipzig last year. The Germany international has not scored in 14 Premier League games for Chelsea. But Ballack is now saying that Werner is struggling at Chelsea because he was used to playing differently at Leipzig. According to him, the 24-year-old had a lot more space in front of him during his time at the German club, while Chelsea is the kind of team that has a lot of ball possession. “Timo started off pretty well,” Ballack told Omnisport. “Of course, if you are not scoring as a striker, then it is hard on your self-...
Timo Werner Speaks Out on his New Role Under Tuchel
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Timo Werner Speaks Out on his New Role Under Tuchel

Chelsea striker, Timo Werner, has spoken about his new position in manager, Thomas Tuchel’s formation. Werner said he is benefiting from his new role as a left number 10 in Tuchel’s squad, adding that he now has more space for runs in the middle and can play behind a striker. The German international, who was unable to find his form under former Chelsea manager Frank Lampard’s formation, impressed as the Blues defeated Sheffield United 2-1 on Sunday night in the Premier League. He created both goals as Mason Mount and Jorginho scored for Tuchel’s men at Bramall Lane. “Every manager is different in how he wants us to play. He gives us a lot of ideas,” Werner told Chelsea’s official website. “Now I play as a left number 10, not a left-winger, so I’ve more space for my runs...
EPL: Chelsea Reach Agreement to Sign Boateng
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EPL: Chelsea Reach Agreement to Sign Boateng

Chelsea have reached an agreement to sign Bayern Munich defender, Jerome Boateng, according to Todofichajes. Boateng will join the Blues at the end of this current season. The Premier League have agreed a deal in principle with agents of the 32-year-old Germany international. He is now set to move to Stamford Bridge on a free transfer when his contract expires in the summer. Boateng, who has previously featured in the Premier League with Manchester City, has played 17 Bundesliga games for Bayern this term. The defender will work under compatriot Thomas Tuchel, who recently replaced Frank Lampard.
Tuchel: Premier League introduction with Chelsea has been a pleasure
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Tuchel: Premier League introduction with Chelsea has been a pleasure

The Blues haven't lost under their new leader after falling six times under Frank Lampard Thomas Tuchel is loving life in the Premier League so far amid his dream start managing Chelsea. After inheriting the squad from Frank Lampard in late-January, he's yet to lose a match, claiming nine of 11 possible points in the process. On Sunday, his group beat Sheffield United 2-1. Chelsea concocted an almost instant response to an own goal from Antonio Rudiger in the latest victory, regaining their advantage four minutes later from the spot.
EPL: Souness Reveals who Caused Frank Lampard’s Sack From Chelsea
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EPL: Souness Reveals who Caused Frank Lampard’s Sack From Chelsea

Former Liverpool midfielder, Graeme Souness, has blamed Chelsea striker, Timo Werner, for the sack of manager, Frank Lampard. Souness said Werner’s lack of form in front of goal played a role in Lampard’s departure at Stamford Bridge. He added that the Germany international, who has not scored in 14 Premier League games for Chelsea, is too “timid” for the English top-flight league. Recall that Lampard was sacked last month by Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich, after he guided the Blues to beat Luton Town 3-1 in the FA Cup fourth-round tie. The Chelsea legend was replaced by former Paris Saint-German coach, Thomas Tuchel. “At no time does he [Timo Werner] look, so he does not know Mason Mount is coming, so he gets lucky there,” Souness told Sky Sports when analysing Chelsea...
Hudson-Odoi ‘enjoying every bit’ of life under new Chelsea manager Tuchel
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Hudson-Odoi ‘enjoying every bit’ of life under new Chelsea manager Tuchel

The 20-year-old has started all three of the former PSG manager's matches at the helm of the Blues Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi has said he is loving life under new manager Thomas Tuchel. Tuchel has deployed Hudson-Odoi as a wing-back and the 20-year-old has responded with three assured performances at his new position. Hudson-Odoi failed to lock down regular minutes under Tuchel's predecessor Frank Lampard, but has now started all three of the ex-Paris Saint Germain boss' matches as Blues head coach.
‘It is obvious he has a lot of potential’ – No limit to Mount’s talent but he needs to improve further, says Tuchel
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‘It is obvious he has a lot of potential’ – No limit to Mount’s talent but he needs to improve further, says Tuchel

The Chelsea midfielder has continued his positive performances despite seeing his manager of two-and-a-half seasons, Frank Lampard, sacked Chelsea's newest manager Thomas Tuchel is pleased to be working with Mason Mount, and believes there is no limit on his potential after his starring role in the 1-0 win away at Tottenham. The 22-year-old operated across two roles, beginning as a No10 before swapping position with Timo Werner, who played as one of two central strikers. Although Jorginho's penalty proved the difference, Mount was widely praised for his exciting display at London Stadium on Thursday night.
EPL: Thomas Tuchel Agrees With Mourinho Over Comments on Chelsea Job
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EPL: Thomas Tuchel Agrees With Mourinho Over Comments on Chelsea Job

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has agreed with Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, over his comments about the Blues job. Mourinho had claimed that coaching in the Premier League with Chelsea is not comparable to working at Paris Saint-Germain. Tuchel spent two-and-a-half years at PSG during which he won two Ligue 1 titles, twice claimed two Trophee des Champions, and the Coupe de France and Coupe de la Ligue. The German also guided PSG to last season’s Champions League final, where they were defeated by champions Bayern Munich. The 47-year-old was sacked last month, with Mauricio Pochettino replacing him at PSG. However, less than a month after his departure from PSG, Tuchel was named Chelsea’s new head coach following ...
Tuchel explains why Chelsea kept wonderkids Gilmour and Anjorin instead of loaning them out
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Tuchel explains why Chelsea kept wonderkids Gilmour and Anjorin instead of loaning them out

The previous manager was famed for giving academy youngsters a chance and the German coach is hoping to continue that trend Chelsea had loan offers for both Billy Gilmour and Tino Anjorin on transfer deadline day but Thomas Tuchel admits that he wanted to keep them after seeing them in training. Gilmour was open to a loan move as he is keen for first-team minute in order to bolster his chances of making Scotland's squad for Euro 2020, which will now take place in the summer of 2021. However, Tuchel was impressed by the youngster, along with Anjorin, who increasingly found himself training with the first team under the previous manager Frank Lampard. “That was maybe the most comfortable transfer period in my life as a professional coach,” Tuchel told reporters. “I was in only a fe...
Chelsea to Continue Paying Frank Lampard Until End of Season
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Chelsea to Continue Paying Frank Lampard Until End of Season

  Former Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, will continue to be paid by the club until the end of this season, SportsMail reports. The Blues have spent over £110million in pay-offs to sacked coaches during the Roman Abramovich era. However, they are now moving towards heavily incentivised, performance-related contracts, to minimise future compensation payments. So, the club’s decision to fire Lampard last week, will not significantly add to the £110m bill, because his three-year deal contained a break clause after two years. Therefore, they will only have to continue paying the 42-year-old until the end of this season. His replacement, Thomas Tuchel, has been given an 18-month contract.
‘It’s my job to get Werner smiling again’ – Tuchel explains how he can fix Chelsea’s downtrodden striker
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‘It’s my job to get Werner smiling again’ – Tuchel explains how he can fix Chelsea’s downtrodden striker

The Blues forward has lost his way in recent weeks and his new manager is aware of some solutions he can use to fix the problem Chelsea's new manager Thomas Tuchel has said it is his job to get out-of-form striker Timo Werner smiling again. Frank Lampard was sacked this week after a run of five defeats in eight league games saw the Blues plummet from first to 10th place, with Tuchel hired as his replacement. Chelsea's poor run has seen goals dry up for their forwards, particularly Werner, who is currently on an 11-game goal drought in the Premier League.  
Roman Abramovich Has Dished Out £112.5M In Compensation To Sacked Chelsea Bosses
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Roman Abramovich Has Dished Out £112.5M In Compensation To Sacked Chelsea Bosses

Frank Lampard was railroaded as surely as the trains which still rumble along the old tracks behind the main stand at Stamford Bridge. The German era was already dawning on Chelsea. At another hefty price. Roman Abramovich does not sack managers with quite the frequency of that rusty stretch of the London Overground but the costs of keeping his unwanted livestock rolling out has to be just as expensive. Even though the King's Road's favourite son goes for a bargain handshake. Because the club had not yet triggered his new contract extension beyond the remaining six months of his old deal, Lampard collects £2million compensation rather than a projected £6million. Oh, well. Only Rafa Benitez and Guus Hiddink, who were out of contract and cost Roman sweet nothing, went chea...
Chelsea begin Tuchel tenure with record-breaking passing performance against Wolves
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Chelsea begin Tuchel tenure with record-breaking passing performance against Wolves

The Blues had a bulk of the possession on the day, setting a club and division record, but could not break through as the game ended goalless Chelsea's first match under Thomas Tuchel was a record-breaking one, as the Blues dominated the ball in Wednesday's match against Wolves. Tuchel was confirmed as Chelsea manager on Tuesday, shortly after the Blues made the decision to part ways with Frank Lampard. Lampard's tenure ended after just one-and-a-half years, with the former Chelsea midfielder following Maurizio Sarri, the man he replaced, in departing following less than two seasons in charge.  
‘You cannot imagine the last 48 hours!’ – Tuchel explains first Chelsea selection as he opens up on ‘surreal’ move to Stamford Bridge
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‘You cannot imagine the last 48 hours!’ – Tuchel explains first Chelsea selection as he opens up on ‘surreal’ move to Stamford Bridge

The German coach's first match in charge came just one day after he was named Frank Lampard's successor New Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel says that his arrival at Stamford Bridge has been "a bit surreal" as he revealed the thought process behind his first lineup in charge of the club. Tuchel was confirmed as Chelsea manager on Tuesday, with the Blues announcing Frank Lampard's departure earlier in the week. The former Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain coach's first game in charge came just one day after his appointment, with Chelsea playing host to Wolves at Stamford Bridge.  
Steven Gerrard Slams Chelsea Over Frank Lampard Sack
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Steven Gerrard Slams Chelsea Over Frank Lampard Sack

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has slammed Chelsea F.C for not been patient with former manager Frank Lampard. The Englishman was fired as manager of Chelsea due to the poor performances delivered by the team. The Liverpool legend has shown his displeasure for the fact that the club did not stick with their manager during a crisis. "I'm gutted for Frank, he's an ex-friend of mine, someone I respect greatly. Knowing the guy he'll be back before no time. "He'll dust himself down and he'll get ready to get back involved. I think he'll use this time to spend with his family, he's obviously got a young family and one on the way. "I'm disappointed for him. I thought it was a very swift exit on the back of a positive result at the weekend. "I don't know how it's been with hi...
Toni is a big bro to all of us’ – Abraham dismisses Rudiger rumours as ‘complete nonsense’ after Lampard sacking
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Toni is a big bro to all of us’ – Abraham dismisses Rudiger rumours as ‘complete nonsense’ after Lampard sacking

  The striker has jumped to his team-mate's defence amid claims he was a disruptive influence during a club legend's reign at Stamford Bridge Tammy Abraham has dismissed rumours that Antonio Rudiger has caused rifts behind the scenes at Chelsea as "complete nonsense" after Frank Lampard's sacking, insisting the defender "is a big bro to all of us". Lampard was relieved of his managerial duties at Stamford Bridge on Monday after 18 months at the helm, with a club legend paying the ultimate price for the team's disastrous form in the Premier League. The board decided to act in the wake of a 2-0 defeat at Leicester City which saw the Blues fall 11 points behind leaders Manchester United in this season's title race.
‘Lampard latest victim of Chelsea’s Russian roulette’ – Tuchel will ‘end in tears’ as well, says Sutton
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‘Lampard latest victim of Chelsea’s Russian roulette’ – Tuchel will ‘end in tears’ as well, says Sutton

The former striker is not surprised to see another change being made at Stamford Bridge, with the Blues becoming “the most ruthless of clubs” Frank Lampard has become the “latest victim of Chelsea’s Russian roulette” and Thomas Tuchel will likely go the same way as his reign ends “in tears”, says former Blues striker Chris Sutton. Another change in the dugout has been made at Stamford Bridge, with Roman Abramovich wielding the axe once more. Club legend Lampard has been sent packing after just 18 months at the helm, with the west London giants underlining their standing as “the most ruthless of ruthless clubs”.  
Frank Lampard Deserved More Time As Chelsea Manager – Paul Merson
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Frank Lampard Deserved More Time As Chelsea Manager – Paul Merson

Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson provides his reaction to the news that Chelsea have sacked head coach Frank Lampard after a run of five defeats from eight Premier League games... As a Chelsea fan, I find it a bit disappointing decision. You have to give Frank Lampard a chance. He pulled up trees last season to get them in the Champions League, and they are still in the competition this season. They have had a bad run. They've brought in a lot of players and Lampard is working with the best group of players he's worked with, but most of them play in the same position. For me, they had to give him a chance. Did Chelsea think they were going to buy a 21-year-old kid from Germany in Kai Havertz, another forward from Germany in Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech and a 36-year-old defend...
Frank Lampard Sacked As Chelsea Manager, To Be Replaced By Tuchel
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Frank Lampard Sacked As Chelsea Manager, To Be Replaced By Tuchel

Chelsea have sacked manager Frank Lampard after 18 months in charge. Former Chelsea midfielder Lampard, 42, leaves with the club ninth in the Premier League table after last week's defeat at Leicester City, having won once in their past five league matches. His final game in charge was Sunday's 3-1 FA Cup fourth round win against Championship side Luton. Lampard was appointed on a three-year contract when he replaced Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge in July 2019. He guided them to fourth place and the FA Cup final in his first season in charge, but the Blues have now suffered as many defeats in their past eight league games as they had in their previous 23. Lampard did not sign a single player during his first season as the club were operating under a transfer embargo, ...
Lampard confirms when Kante will likely be back for Chelsea
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Lampard confirms when Kante will likely be back for Chelsea

The midfielder has not featured since picking up a hamstring injury against Manchester City Frank Lampard is hopeful N’Golo Kante will be fit for Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Burnley next weekend. The France international picked up a hamstring injury during the Blues’ 3-1 loss to Manchester City on January 3. He sat out the win over Morecambe in the FA Cup, victory at Fulham in the Premier League and loss to Leicester City.  
Rodgers Backed As The Best Candidate For The Chelsea Job
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Rodgers Backed As The Best Candidate For The Chelsea Job

A former Blue thinks the Leicester City boss would be the ideal man to take his old club forward if the board decides to make a change in the dugout Ex-Chelsea midfielder Craig Burley says Brendan Rodgers is the best candidate for the top job at Stamford Bridge ahead of Massimiliano Allegri and Thomas Tuchel as pressure continues to build on Frank Lampard. Lampard is now midway through his second season in charge at Chelsea, which has so far been a huge disappointment for a fanbase that had initially been excited to see a club legend bring together a new pool of talent worth over £200 million ($274m). Chelsea spent big to secure deals for Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Ben Chilwell and Edouard Mendy in the summer transfer window, while also managing to pick up B...
Chelsea Contact Tuchel Over Coaching Job
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Chelsea Contact Tuchel Over Coaching Job

Frank Lampard is in danger of losing his job imminently following the club’s 2-0 defeat at Leicester on Tuesday evening. The loss – Chelsea’s fifth in eight Premier League matches – saw Lampard’s side slip to eighth in the Premier League, nine points off pace-setters Leicester. According to journalist Jan Aage Fjortoft, the Stamford Bridge hierarchy have made contact with Thomas Tuchel’s representatives about replacing Lampard at Chelsea. He said: “Re: Tuchel Agents and Chelsea – representatives have been talking about bringing Tuchel in. I understand no decision has been made in terms of Lampard yet, but if he goes Tuchel is seen as the best replacement In the middle of the season.” Roman Abramovich is a notoriously cut-throat owner, with the Russian hiring and firing a st...
Chelsea ‘Looking At Experienced Managers’ To Replace Frank Lampard
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Chelsea ‘Looking At Experienced Managers’ To Replace Frank Lampard

Chelsea are reportedly looking at experienced managers to replace Frank Lampard as the pressure continues to ramp up on the Blues boss. A limp sixth defeat of the season at Leicester on Tuesday night left Chelsea in eighth place, despite a summer spend of £230m that was expected to see them challenge for the title. And alternatives with more nous at the top level are being lined up to rescue Chelsea's season, according to The Athletic. First-half goals from Wilfred Ndidi and James Maddison at the King Power Stadium lifted Leicester to the top of the Premier League — nine points clear of Lampard's men, who are now five points adrift of the Champions League places. Luck was not on Chelsea's side: they were awarded a penalty with the score at 1-0, only for the spot-kick to be ...
Fans Convinced Frank Lampard Will Get Sacked After Blaming Chelsea Players In Post-Match Interview
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Fans Convinced Frank Lampard Will Get Sacked After Blaming Chelsea Players In Post-Match Interview

  Frank Lampard was slammed by football fans for the post-match interview he gave following Chelsea's 2-0 defeat to Leicester City. Fans are convinced Lampard won't survive the season after blaming the attitude of his Chelsea players on Tuesday. His side slumped to their sixth Premier League defeat of the campaign with the 42-year-old taking aim at his team's performance at the King Power Stadium. He told Sky Sports: "Beaten by the better team. They were sharper than us, ran more than us and they looked in form - we looked out of form." First-half goals from Wilfred Ndidi and James Maddison condemned the Blues to their second league defeat since the turn of the year. Lampard continued: "There were quite a lot of moments where our sharpness wasn't there, those are mom...
Ndidi Scores As Leicester Beat A Below Par Chelsea To Top The EPL
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Ndidi Scores As Leicester Beat A Below Par Chelsea To Top The EPL

Leicester City moved to the top of the Premier League table and increased the pressure on struggling Chelsea manager Frank Lampard with an impressive victory at The King Power Stadium. The Foxes knew a win would see them overhaul Manchester United and they were on their way after only six minutes when Wilfred Ndidi fired in off the inside of the post from 20 yards. Chelsea rarely threatened, although they were denied a first-half penalty by VAR when Christian Pulisic went down under a challenge from Jonny Evans, only for the technology to confirm the offence took place just outside the area. Lampard's misery was swiftly reinforced as Leicester City broke clear to add a second four minutes before the break, James Maddison sweeping a cool finish past Chelsea keeper Edouard Mendy o...
Chelsea deserved win against Fulham – Lampard
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Chelsea deserved win against Fulham – Lampard

The Blues boss was happy to see his side end their winless run in the Premier League by getting the better of the Craven Cottage side Frank Lampard says Chelsea deserved their victory against Fulham on Saturday. The Blues sealed a 1-0 victory through Mason Mount's strike in the second half, after their opponents saw Antonee Robinson sent off just before half-time. The visitors had not won in their previous three Premier League matches but moved up to seventh in the table with the weekend triumph.
Grant Being Considered For Return By Roman Abramovich
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Grant Being Considered For Return By Roman Abramovich

Chelsea's owner believes Grant could provide valuable assistance to Frank Lampard. The Blues' 3-1 defeat to Man City was their latest during a downturn in performances in the Premier League, Lampard and Grant reached the Champions League final together in 2008, The Russian billionaire believes Grant's experience could provide invaluable support to manager Lampard and his staff. Chelsea have won only one of their last six Premier League matches and have dropped to ninth in the table. Grant believes his strengths lie as a team manager rather than behind the scenes, so potentially the 65-year-old's return to Stamford Bridge could be on a short-term basis. "About the current situation, I can say only this. You need to be strong when things are not going well, when things are...
Werner Ends Goal Drought In Routine FA Cup Win
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Werner Ends Goal Drought In Routine FA Cup Win

Werner ends goal drought in routine FA Cup win. Frank Lampard played it safe as a solid Chelsea group easily took care of Morecambe to advance in the FA Cup. Chelsea eased into the fourth round of the FA Cup with a 4-0 success over Morecambe on Sunday to end a three-coordinate run without a triumph. Maybe in an indication of the developing tension on his situation after a run of one dominate in seven matches in all rivalries, Frank Lampard named an extremely solid group for the visit of the League Two side to Stamford Bridge. Bricklayer Mount’s fine strike on the midfielder’s 22nd birthday opened the scoring before Timo Werner finished an objective dry spell of 827 minutes quickly before half-time. Callum Hudson-Odoi got his side’s third and just goalkeeper Mark Halstead de...