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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...
‘Chelsea are genuine Premier League & Champions League contenders’ – Blues have no weaknesses, says Cole
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‘Chelsea are genuine Premier League & Champions League contenders’ – Blues have no weaknesses, says Cole

A former Stamford Bridge favourite believes Frank Lampard's side can go all the way in both domestic and continental competitions   Chelsea are genuine Premier League and Champions League contenders, according to Joe Cole, who says the Blues have no weaknesses. Frank Lampard sought to build on an encouraging fourth-place Premier League finish in 2019-20 by recruiting the likes of Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Ben Chilwell, Edouard Mendy and Thiago Silva in the summer transfer window. The Blues backed their manager to the tune of over £200 million ($269m) and are already seeing the fruits of their sizeable investment in the early stages of the new 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...
‘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...
Edouard Mendy shares secret to his fine start to life at Chelsea
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Edouard Mendy shares secret to his fine start to life at Chelsea

The 28-year-old has immediately established himself in Frank Lampard's side since he joined on a permanent contract in September Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has highlighted the relationship between players and staff as a key factor that has helped him settled down quickly at Stamford Bridge. Since he joined the Blues on a five-year contract from Rennes in September, the Senegal international has kept seven clean sheets in 10 appearances across all competitions. He explained how he has displaced Kepa Arrizabalaga as Chelsea no. 1 and how the presence of France defenders has made communication easy for him.
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...
“Thiago Silva Is Fit And Set To Face Burnley “ – Lampard
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“Thiago Silva Is Fit And Set To Face Burnley “ – Lampard

The Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has affirmed that Thiago Silva is fit and set to face Burnley on Saturday. The Brazilian centre-back did not travel with the Blues’ for the Champions League clash against Krasnodar, partially due to the fact he had played 90 minutes in the draws against Sevilla and Manchester United. Lampard had always been careful with handling Silva’s minutes this season, given that he is 36 years old. Lampard also confirmed it was the main reason the previous Paris Saint-Germain captain didn’t feature in Russia In the pre-match press conference, Lampard said, “Thiago is fit. Taking him out of Russia was a maintenance issue.” The Chelsea manager added that the goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga is the only fitness concern in his squad, as things stand. He said:...
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.
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.
Lampard praises Silva’s ‘perfect’ Chelsea debut
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Lampard praises Silva’s ‘perfect’ Chelsea debut

The Brazilian veteran started and played 60 minutes in his first match with the Blues Frank Lampard has praised summer signing Thiago Silva after a "perfect" Chelsea debut for the former Paris Saint-Germain star. After sitting out the first two games of the Premier League season, Silva started and played the first 60 minutes of the Blues' 6-0 Carabao Cup victory over Barnsley. The Brazilian is still working his way to full fitness, having been given time off after helping PSG reach the Champions League final just last month.
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...
‘The possibility of goals is extraordinary’ – Nevin backs Werner & Havertz to flourish at Chelsea
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‘The possibility of goals is extraordinary’ – Nevin backs Werner & Havertz to flourish at Chelsea

The Bundesliga may be a different beast from the Premier League, but the former winger predicts few issues as the pair adapt to new surroundings New Chelsea signings Timo Werner and Kai Havertz have been backed to hit the ground running in the 2020-21 season, with club legend Pat Nevin of the opinion that the German duo will take very little time to settle in before the goals begin to flow. The Blues have not been shy about splashing the cash this summer, with over £200 million ($258m) having been spent to bring in the former Bundesliga pair alongside Hakim Ziyech from Ajax and Ben Chilwell from Leicester. Frank Lampard exceeded expectations in the previous Premier League campaign, finishing in the top four despite a transfer embargo and having to turn to several of the club's y...
Chelsea defender Tomori considering Everton move as Toffees eye season-long loan
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Chelsea defender Tomori considering Everton move as Toffees eye season-long loan

The defender started the last season well but his progress ground to a halt later in the year, leading to a possible loan move away Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori is considering a move to Everton, who are looking at a season-long loan deal for the 22-year-old. The centre-back has further dropped down the pecking order at Chelsea following the signing of Thiago Silva from Paris Saint-Germain. Tomori had a breakthrough season at Stamford Bridge last season under Frank Lampard, but ultimately lost his place towards the end of the campaign and did not play in a competitive match after February.
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...
Chelsea Coach, Frank Lampard Caught On Camera Giving His Wife A Head (Photos)
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Chelsea Coach, Frank Lampard Caught On Camera Giving His Wife A Head (Photos)

Chelsea coach Frank Lampard was caught on camera 📸 in a yacht ⛵ in France 🇫🇷 giving his wife a head. The Blues manager  is on holiday due to the international break. The loved-up pair still seemed to be in the honeymoon period as they played and laughed together on the lavish vessel, stealing a few kisses throughout. The 38 year old presenter slipped into a skimpy pink bikini as she and her footballer beau put on a playful display - diving in and out of the water together, and stealing a few smooches as they went. But Frank took to it another level by giving her wife a head. The couple 👫 married back in 2015, but they have been together for eight years. See more photos  below  
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 players in quarantine ahead of Premier League restart
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Chelsea players in quarantine ahead of Premier League restart

The club have declined to reveal the identity of the players, although they did confirm a number of them are now in isolation At least four Chelsea players have been forced to quarantine in line with government guidelines, the club confirmed on Wednesday.  The Blues squad underwent coronavirus testing at the end of last week upon their return to training, in line with Premier League protocol ahead of the new season which begins on the weekend of September 12.  While it's unclear whether any members of Frank Lampard's squad tested positive, the club have confirmed a handful of their players are now in quarantine.  "We have a number of players that are following government guidelines regards quarantine but we are not briefing or confirming names," Chelsea expl...
Kai Havertz Agrees Five-year Contract with Chelsea
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Kai Havertz Agrees Five-year Contract with Chelsea

Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz has agreed a five-year deal with Chelsea, according to RMC Sport. Havertz is one of the most sought-after players in Europe, having shone for the Bundesliga club since making his debut in the 2016/2017 campaign. Chelsea are the frontrunners for the 21-year-old’s signature, with Frank Lampard keen to add the player to a forward line that noe has Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech. next season. Havertz is also keen on moving to Stamford Bridge and has now agreed to personal terms with the Blues. Chelsea and Leverkusen still have to finalize negotiations over a fee, with the Germans’ unwilling to lower their £90million valuation of the attacker. The Premier League side, however, remain optimistic that a deal can be done in the coming days.
Chelsea 1-0 Norwich City: Giroud boosts Blues’ top-four hopes
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Chelsea 1-0 Norwich City: Giroud boosts Blues’ top-four hopes

Chelsea claimed a 1-0 win over Norwich City on Tuesday to move four points clear in third place. Olivier Giroud's third goal in four matches was enough for Chelsea to claim a 1-0 win over already-relegated Norwich City, giving them a four-point advantage of Manchester United in fifth. Champions League qualification appeared to be on the rocks after third-placed Chelsea lost 3-0 to Sheffield United last time out, but after Leicester City and United dropped points too, Frank Lampard's men have consolidated their place in the driving seat. That is not to say they were in great shape throughout at Stamford Bridge – there were times in the first half where the Blues looked like they might disappoint again, but Giroud finally punished slack defending in stoppage time.
Frank Lampard Reacts as Man City Defeats UEFA at CAS
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Frank Lampard Reacts as Man City Defeats UEFA at CAS

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has said the decision to overturn Manchester City’s two-year Champions League ban, will not affect his players. The Blues are currently third in the Premier League table and face a battle with Manchester United, Leicester and Wolves for the final top-four place. Lampard however insists the situation is in his players’ hands. He told a press conference on Monday ahead of the Norwich game: “I was pretty neutral on it, I just listened to the verdict this morning. “I genuinely don’t see beyond the games in hand, we have a few games and we want to win them and see if it gets us Champions League football. I was never pinning my hopes on [the verdict]. If we win enough games, we can get in. ‘We’re sitting third, it’s in our hands. I wouldn’t have...
Christensen sees his future at Chelsea after earning ‘trust’ from Lampard
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Christensen sees his future at Chelsea after earning ‘trust’ from Lampard

The Danish defender is back in favour with the Blues at present and hopes that he can now enjoy a lengthy spell in the side at Stamford Bridge Andreas Christensen believes his long-term future will lie at Chelsea, with the Danish defender having earned the “trust” of Frank Lampard. The 24-year-old centre-half has flitted in and out of favour during his time at Stamford Bridge. His potential was acquired back in 2012, with the Blues holding high hopes for a ball-playing option in their back four.
Lampard: Kante may have to change the way he trains to stay injury-free at Chelsea
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Lampard: Kante may have to change the way he trains to stay injury-free at Chelsea

The Blues boss had used his World Cup-winning midfielder in every minute of every game since the restart - before he went down injured against Watford Frank Lampard thinks N'Golo Kante might have to change the way he manages himself after a spate of injuries this season has often left him unavailable for selection. The 29-year-old had been the only Chelsea player to line up for every minute of his side's return since the coronavirus-enforced stoppage in the Premier League. However, he is now out of the upcoming trip to Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace, while he is also unlikely to be fit to face Sheffield United at the weekend.
Nicol Reveals Chelsea’s Biggest Problem Under Lampard
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Nicol Reveals Chelsea’s Biggest Problem Under Lampard

Former Liverpool star, Steve Nicol, has revealed Chelsea’s biggest problem under their manager, Frank Lampard, so far this season. According to Nicol, the Blues’ biggest problem under their Lampard was the vulnerability of their defence. On Sunday, Chelsea came from a goal down to beat Aston Villa 2-1 in the Premier League to move five points clear ahead of fifth-place Manchester United. “Chelsea’s biggest problem is not going forward, it’s defensively,” Nicol told ESPN FC. “They are going to create chances and put teams under pressure all day long, every time they step onto the field, regardless of the opposition. “But I tell you what, and they give me a heart attack at the back. “They go a goal down, and there were three Aston Villa pla...
Chelsea take control of top-four race as Pulisic kickstarts crucial Villa comeback
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Chelsea take control of top-four race as Pulisic kickstarts crucial Villa comeback

Frank Lampard's side are now five points clear of fifth-place in the Premier League after coming from behind to beat Aston Villa Over the past week, all most Chelsea fans have been talking about are next season and how new £47.5 million ($59m) signing Timo Werner will fit in Stamford Bridge alongside fellow new-boy Hakim Ziyech. But on their return to action against Aston Villa after 105 days since their last competitive action, it was the club's most recent big-money signing who kickstarted a comeback that puts the Blues well in control of the race to finish in the Premier League's top-four. Christian Pulisic's close-range finish on the hour was followed two minutes later by Olivier Giroud finding the net as Frank Lampard's side recovered from falling behind against the run of play...
Lampard Speaks on Pulisic’s Performance after Chelsea’s 2-1 win Over Aston Villa
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Lampard Speaks on Pulisic’s Performance after Chelsea’s 2-1 win Over Aston Villa

Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard, has singled out winger, Christian Pulisic for praise following the Blues’ away Premier League 2-1 victory against Aston Villa on Sunday. Lampard said Pulisic was hungry during the encounter against the host, adding that the 21-year-old American international’s ability to always arrive in the box was a big thing. Lampard’s men defeated Aston Villa at the Villa Park Stadium, thanks to two goals from Pulisic and Olivier Giroud in the second half. Speaking on Pulisic’s performance against Aston Villa, Lampard was quoted by Goal as telling reporters after the game: “He was hungry. “I know that, and I felt for him. He has trained well. “The ability to arrive in the box is a big thing. “It’s a difference between be...
Lampard Reveals why he Benched Tammy Abraham for 2-1 Win at Aston Villa
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Lampard Reveals why he Benched Tammy Abraham for 2-1 Win at Aston Villa

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has said he left Tammy Abraham on the bench for their 2-1 win at Aston Villa because he is trying to manage his squad efficiently. Abraham and Christian Pulisic were substituted for the Blues’ first game back after the COVID-19 break. Lampard opted to start with Willian and Olivier Giroud in attack, while Ruben Loftus-Cheek also made a return from his long-term injury. “It’s very important to let the players know that this is more than ever a squad game over this period. “Certainly nobody should get their head down at not starting. We’re going to have to make subs and we’re going to need impact off the bench,” Lampard told Sky Sports. Pulisic and Giroud scored for Chelsea, as they fought back from a goal down to...
Aston Villa vs Chelsea: It will be Hard to Secure fourth place – Lampard
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Aston Villa vs Chelsea: It will be Hard to Secure fourth place – Lampard

Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard, has admitted that it would be difficult for the Blues to finish in the fourth position on the English Premier League table this season. Lampard said this ahead of Chelsea’s away Premier League clash against Aston Villa on Sunday evening. Chelsea currently holds a two-point advantage over Manchester United in fifth place, with less than nine matches remaining to conclude the campaign. “It is going to be very tough [for Chelsea to finish in the fourth position],” Lampard was quoted by Chelsea’s official website as saying. “You want every point that is on the table. There are a lot of tough games in our run-in. “It is a battle. We’ll have to take the games as they come, remain focused on ourselves and not look around too much...
Can Iwobi still salvage underwhelming Everton season?
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Can Iwobi still salvage underwhelming Everton season?

While the lack of pressure on the Toffees could be a double-edged sword, the Nigerian may be a beneficiary of lessened expectations in the final weeks Months after a chastening return to Chelsea in early March, Carlo Ancelotti will have had time to reflect on arguably the worst Everton performance since he took charge in December. Upon his return to Stamford Bridge, former player Frank Lampard easily dispatched his old boss 4-0 in one of the Blues’ best showings under their club legend. In a sense, the break came at a perfect time for the three-time Champions League-winning manager, as the wheels had just begun to come off after an impressive start at Goodison Park. Having recorded five wins from his first eight Premier League games, Ancelotti saw his side fail to win in three ...
Lampard Reveals Decision on Futures of Willian and Pedro
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Lampard Reveals Decision on Futures of Willian and Pedro

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has said he wants Willian and Pedro to remain at the club. Speaking during a Zoom press conference on Friday, Lampard insisted he won’t have issues picking the two players for the Aston Villa game, despite their contracts expiring just nine days after the game. The Blues are currently in talks with Willian and Pedro about temporary extensions to their contracts. However, Pedro is believed to have reached a pre-contract arrangement with Italian giants Roma, which means he might not be available for upcoming fixtures. Willian hasn’t agreed a deal with another club, but the Brazilian is yet to agree on an extension until the end of the season. “We want them to extend their stay and make sure they can see out the season. “I’ve had n...
What Lampard Told Tammy Abraham after Werner Signing
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What Lampard Told Tammy Abraham after Werner Signing

Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard, has revealed that he spoke with Tammy Abraham, since the club spent £53million on Timo Werner. Wernet becomes the club’s second summer signing, following the £43m spent on Hakim Ziyech from Ajax. Lampard has warned the young stars at the club to continue to improve and also get used to competition within the squad. “I don’t feel the need to have addressed every player if a player comes in who might contest their position at a club like Chelsea. Because that’s what it’s about. “Tammy has had a very good season for us this season. He has to sustain and improve on that because at Chelsea we have demands. I’m happy to have options and we have options in forward areas. We must have competition for places,” Lampard told a Zoom press conference on ...
Lampard Reveals how Chelsea Beat Liverpool to Timo Werner Deal
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Lampard Reveals how Chelsea Beat Liverpool to Timo Werner Deal

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has revealed that his conversations with Timo Werner, convinced the striker to join the club ahead of Liverpool. The 24-year-old was consistently linked with a move to Anfield, but the Blues agreed a £47.5 million ($59m) deal with RB Leipzig for the player. Werner will sign a £170,000-a-week contract with the west Londoners. It is believed that one of the reasons Liverpool ended their interest in the German, was due to the financial issues caused by COVID-19. “He’s got huge talent, had a fantastic season this year but before that as well. Where we probably couldn’t do as much business in the last couple of windows for whatever reasons, it’s given us a chance to see some youth have more time in the team. “But we were very clear about th...
Lampard Ready to Sell Kante, six Others as Chelsea eye Havertz deal
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Lampard Ready to Sell Kante, six Others as Chelsea eye Havertz deal

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, would be willing to sell N’Golo Kante, in order to raise money to complete other deals, the UK Times reports. The Blues have already sealed moves for Hakim Ziyech from Ajax and Timo Werner from RB Leipzig ahead of next season. However, Lampard would have to sacrifice some members of his current squad, if he wants to bring in more new faces. Kante arrived at Stamford Bridge in 2016 from Leicester City and has become of the key players at the club. However, his future is now in doubt, with Chelsea very keen on signing Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen. Others at risk include Marcos Alonso, Baba Rahman, Kurt Zouma, Andreas Christensen, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Michy Batshuayi. Havertz will cost around £75m, but is believed to favour a ...
Kante returns to contact training at Chelsea & could figure in fight for top-four finish
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Kante returns to contact training at Chelsea & could figure in fight for top-four finish

The World Cup-winning midfielder has spent time working away from the rest of Frank Lampard’s squad, but is now fully back in the fold N’Golo Kante has joined full contact training at Chelsea, with it possible that the France international could now play a part in the Blues’ remaining Premier League fixtures. Doubts had been cast over the midfielder’s involvement in the nine games Frank Lampard’s side still have to take in this season. That is because he had been granted compassionate leave to remain away from Cobham due to fears regarding his health during the coronavirus crisis.
Anjorin signs five-year Chelsea contract
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Anjorin signs five-year Chelsea contract

The 18-year-old is hungry for more first-team action under Frank Lampard after signing a deal that will run until 2025 Chelsea youngster Tino Anjorin has signed a five-year contract extension, the Premier League club have confirmed. The 18-year-old midfielder has been with the west London outfit since the age of six and has made two appearances for Frank Lampard's side this season. The England Under-19 international made his senior debut in the Carabao Cup third round against Grimsby, coming on midway through the second half as the Blues trounced the League Two side 7-1.
Man City threaten Chelsea plans for Leicester defender Ben Chilwell
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Man City threaten Chelsea plans for Leicester defender Ben Chilwell

Manchester City are interested in Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell. City have joined Chelsea in the race to sign Chilwell, says the Telegraph. Blues boss Frank Lampard is keen on signing the 23-year-old but Pep Guardiola could be set to rival the west London club once the transfer window reopens this summer. Guardiola has played Benjamin Mendy the most at left-back, with Oleksandr Zinchenko also filling in, but the Spaniard is keen to strengthen the position with the capture of Chilwell. However, the Foxes are said to value Chilwell higher than they did Harry Maguire, who was sold to Manchester United for £80million last summer
‘It will be different for everyone’ – Chelsea manager Lampard on ‘difficult’ preparations for behind closed doors games
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‘It will be different for everyone’ – Chelsea manager Lampard on ‘difficult’ preparations for behind closed doors games

The Blues boss has discussed the challenges facing his squad ahead of the Premier League restart later this month Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has opened up on the difficult preparations for upcoming behind-closed-doors games, insisting the experience in empty stadiums "will be different for everyone". Premier League clubs across England are currently gearing up for a return to the pitch after a three-month hiatus, with lockdown restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic slowly beginning to ease. All of the season's remaining fixtures are set to be played behind-closed-doors, with social distancing measures still in effect due to the continued threat of Covid-19. Supporters will be forced to watch on from their homes as the players get back to business in stadiums which a...
Why Lampard May Bring Back Victor Moses to Play for Chelsea this Season
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Why Lampard May Bring Back Victor Moses to Play for Chelsea this Season

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, may call on Victor Moses to help the team out if an emergency happens, the Daily Mail reports. Moses is currently on loan at Inter Milan from the Blues. The former Super Eagles winger signed a loan deal with the Serie A side until June 30, 2020. Players such as Moses, Alexis Sanchez, and Chris Smalling who are returning on loan, will be blocked from Premier League action, but will only be allowed to play in an emergency. “We’ve been told it will take a situation where the goalkeeper has to play center-forward or the center-forward has to go in goal for these players to be allowed to play. “A lot of players will be in limbo over the next couple of months and will probably have to train at home for a period,” the report...
7 Players Lampard wants to Leave Chelsea Revealed
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7 Players Lampard wants to Leave Chelsea Revealed

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, is reportedly ready to sell seven (7) players, to help fund a summer rebuild, according to Mirror UK. The players are Pedro, Willian, Marcos Alonso, Jorginho, Kurt Zouma, Ross Barkley, and Michy Batshuayi. Chelsea are keen to fund a move for RB Leipzig striker, Timo Werner transfer and two more signings this summer’s transfer window. The Blues are already favourite to land Werner at the end of the season. The West London club is also interested in Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell, and Sassuolo’s Jeremie Boga as Lampard looks to strengthen his squad ahead of next season. However, Pedro is keen to leave Stamford Bridge. AS Roma are in pole position to sign the former Barcelona winger. Willian is also set to part company...
Roman Abramovich Approves two ‘Big-money’ Signings for Lampard
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Roman Abramovich Approves two ‘Big-money’ Signings for Lampard

Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich has reportedly approved two ‘big-money’ signings for manager, Frank Lampard, this summer’s transfer window. According to the Athletic, Abramovich is “enthusiastic” about the club’s future under Lampard and is prepared to fund the signings at the end of the 2019/20 season. Chelsea and Lampard failed to sign in any player in the last January transfer window. One of Chelsea’s top targets to sign this summer is Leicester City left-back, Ben Chilwell. RB Leipzig striker, Timo Werner, Bayer Leverkusen midfielder, Kai Havertz, Lyon forward, Moussa Dembele, and Borussia Dortmund winger, Jadon Sancho, are all on Chelsea’s shortlist. The Stamford Bridge club is also targeting Ajax’s Nicolas Tagliafico and Porto’s Alex Telles, but Chilwell is Lampard...
Zola names two players who got ‘bored’ under Sarri
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Zola names two players who got ‘bored’ under Sarri

Eden Hazard and Willian were among the Chelsea players who got “bored” of Maurizio Sarri’s methods, according to Blues legend Gianfranco Zola. Zola served as assistant manager under Sarri during the current Juventus boss’ sole season in charge at Stamford Bridge, in what was a campaign of mixed success. Chelsea won the Europa League and finished third in the Premier League, but Sarri struggled to get the best out of key players like N’Golo Kante, and the season ended on a low note when Eden Hazard left for Real Madrid. Now, Zola – who left his post when Frank Lampard was appointed as Sarri’s successor last summer – has revealed that the manager’s methods in training had a negative impact on Hazard and fellow winger Willian, among others. “They were talented players, like Hazard...
Lampard admits Chelsea looking to ‘freshen up’ squad for next season
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Lampard admits Chelsea looking to ‘freshen up’ squad for next season

Frank Lampard admits he wants to sign a 'few new additions' to improve his Chelsea squad. The Blues had a transfer ban last summer and did not sign any players in January after the ban was lifted, although Hakim Ziyech was bought in February for a summer move. And while Lampard is pleased with his squad, the Englishman knows changes must be made for a title push. Speaking to the Chelsea magazine, Lampard said: "I'm certainly excited about the squad we've got, with the young players and if we can get a few additions for areas I feel we need. "We didn't bring in anyone in January, it didn't work out to be right for us at the time, and last summer we couldn't bring anyone in, so those windows are gone and we haven't changed. "So I am excited about the squad we've got, if we can...
Chelsea remain ahead of Arsenal in Coutinho loan battle
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Chelsea remain ahead of Arsenal in Coutinho loan battle

Chelsea remain favourites to land Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho, despite new attempts from Arsenal. The Daily Express says Chelsea have emerged as favourites to land Brazilian playmaker Coutinho after Bayern Munich opted not to exercise an option to buy. The former Liverpool man has spent the second half of this season on loan at the German giants, but they aren't interested in meeting the £110million asking price. Barca are willing to take a massive hit on the £105m they paid upfront for the 27-year-old and could accept as little as £80m. But the coronavirus crisis means that few clubs will be willing to invest such large sums in players after being starved of income for almost three months. Frank Lampard is in the market for a big-name signing and Coutinho is a pl...
Kovacic backing Lampard to help him become goal-scoring star for Chelsea
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Kovacic backing Lampard to help him become goal-scoring star for Chelsea

The Croatia international is hardly famed for his prowess in the final third, but he thinks he has the perfect manager to add those qualities Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic believes he is working with the perfect manager in Frank Lampard to add the qualities to his game that he is currently missing. The most notable of those is the art of goal-scoring, with the Croatia international hardly renowned for his prowess in the final third of the field. The 26-year-old failed to find the target during a season-long loan at Stamford Bridge in 2018-19, but still did enough to earn a permanent move from Real Madrid . He is now off the mark for the Blues, with two efforts recorded this term, but has only troubled the scorers on 21 occasions in his 367 club appearances to date.
£80m Chelsea’s Top Transfer Target This Summer, Identified By Lampard
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£80m Chelsea’s Top Transfer Target This Summer, Identified By Lampard

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has identified Bayer Leverkusen winger, Kai Havertz, as his side’s top transfer target this summer transfer window. MCI recalls that Chelsea had been tipped to sign Havertz as former Blues star, Eden Hazard’s replacement at Stamford Bridge. Hazard left Chelsea in the summer of 2019 for Spanish La Liga giant, Real Madrid. But according to Spanish outlet, TodoFichajes, Chelsea are ready to pay Leverkusen £80million in order to beat their Premier League rivals for the signature of the 20-year-old German youngster this summer. Havertz has also drawn the interest of Liverpool and Manchester United in the past. He has scored 14 goals and provided seven assists in all competitions for Leverkusen so far this season
Chelsea to Allow N’Golo Kante Miss Rest of the 2019-20 Season if Fears Over Coronavirus Continue’
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Chelsea to Allow N’Golo Kante Miss Rest of the 2019-20 Season if Fears Over Coronavirus Continue’

Premier League club, Chelsea are reportedly prepared to allow N'Golo Kante to miss the rest of the 2019-20 season if his fears over coronavirus persist. The French midfielder, 29, who reported for the first day of training at the club's Cobham HQ on Tuesday failed to show up for Wednesday's training due to health concerns linked to the coronavirus. On Thursday, Kante was present at the club's training ground on Thursday to undergo testing but is now remaining at home over concerns for his health over the ongoing pandemic. Sources told Mail Online Football that the World Cup winner is nervous about returning to action, and Manager Frank Lampard is said to be entirely supportive of his key midfielder's fears and decision. The insiders said that the club will put no pressure o...
Chelsea goalkeeper Caballero: Contract extension a ‘blessing and privilege’
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Chelsea goalkeeper Caballero: Contract extension a ‘blessing and privilege’

The 38-year-old has had to settle for a place on the bench at Stamford Bridge, but coach Frank Lampard sees him as an "invaluable" part of the squad Chelsea goalkeeper Willy Caballero says he feels “blessed” after the club activated their option to extend his contract. The 38-year-old’s deal was set to expire this summer but the Blues confirmed on Wednesday that he will remain at Stamford Bridge until summer 2021, having reached an agreement last month. Argentina international Caballero joined the Premier League outfit in a free transfer from Manchester City in 2017 and has gone on to make 31 appearances.
Chelsea tell Juventus Jorginho’s price tag
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Chelsea tell Juventus Jorginho’s price tag

Chelsea has set a price tag for their midfielder, Jorginho, amid interest from Juventus. Jorginho has drawn interest from Juventus in the past few days. Juventus manager, Maurizio Sarri, is keen to work with Jorginho again for the third time. Sarri coached the 28-year-old at Napoli and Chelsea, respectively, during his time at both clubs. Jorginho currently has three years left on his contract with Chelsea. According to TuttoSport, Chelsea is demanding at least, £58million (€65m) for Jorginho. Jorginho has enjoyed a fine season under Blues manager, Frank Lampard, so far. The Italy international has since commended the work of Lampard for turning the tide on some negativity surrounding him. Jorginho said: “He [Frank Lampard] has always spoke...