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Chelsea vs Luton Town: Thiago Silva Speaks Tough Ahead of FA Cup Clash
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Chelsea vs Luton Town: Thiago Silva Speaks Tough Ahead of FA Cup Clash

Chelsea defender, Thiago Silva, has urged his teammates to give their ‘blood and sweat’ ahead of their FA Cup fourth-round tie with Luton Town on Sunday at Stamford Bridge. Silva also urged Chelsea players not to give up on their objectives for this season. The former PSG star wants Frank Lampard’s men to give more effort, determination, courage and dedication in order to win matches for the Blues going forward. The Brazilian international was part of Chelsea’s squad that lost 2-0 against Leicester City in the Premier League on Tuesday night at the King Power Stadium. “Nobody said it would be easy. To win in life, it takes a lot of effort, many hours of dedication, determination and a lot of courage,” Silva wrote on Instagram on Wednesday. “That’s why we are not going to...
Maldini confirms AC Milan have been trailing Chelsea’s Tomori since the summer
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Maldini confirms AC Milan have been trailing Chelsea’s Tomori since the summer

The defender is on the brink of securing a loan move from Stamford Bridge to San Siro AC Milan sporting director Paolo Maldini has confirmed the club have been trailing Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori since the summer. With Milan leading the way in Serie A, the club’s paymasters are determined to press home their position of strength and are active players in January transfer window. Forward Mario Mandzukic is reportedly only a medical away from securing a move to the club to provide support in attack for Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
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...
‘He has an incredible gift’ – Lampard delighted by Pulisic return
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‘He has an incredible gift’ – Lampard delighted by Pulisic return

The 22-year-old winger scored his first Premier League goal of the season as they claimed all three points at Stamford Bridge Frank Lampard was happy to see Christian Pulisic score for Chelsea in the 3-1 win against Leeds on Saturday after a difficult start to the season for the winger. Pulisic came off the bench to replace the injured Hakim Ziyech in the first-half of the Premier League encounter at Stamford Bridge and went on to net his side's third goal of the game. The 22-year-old made just his fifth league appearance of the season, having faced spells on the sidelines due to a hamstring injury and further fitness issues.
‘It’s amazing what 2,000 fans can do!’ – Lampard praises Chelsea crowd in Leeds win
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‘It’s amazing what 2,000 fans can do!’ – Lampard praises Chelsea crowd in Leeds win

The Blues boss was delighted to see his side come from behind to seal the three points at Stamford Bridge Chelsea coach Frank Lampard says his side's work on set-pieces and the return of fans to Stamford Bridge played key roles in his side's 3-1 win against Leeds on Saturday. Spectators were present to see the Blues in action for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic forced the Premier League's suspension in March and resulted in games being played behind closed doors. Chelsea had a rough start when Patrick Bamford gave Leeds the advantage, but Olivier Giroud pulled the hosts level before the half-hour mark.
‘I play with serenity’ – Giroud revelling in Chelsea form as he praises Leeds
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‘I play with serenity’ – Giroud revelling in Chelsea form as he praises Leeds

The Frenchman followed up his match-winning display in the Champions League with another goalscoring performance at Stamford Bridge Olivier Giroud says he is “playing with serenity” after he continued his fine goalscoring form in Chelsea’s 3-1 win against Leeds. The France striker now has six goals in his last four appearances for the Blues after his 27th-minute strike cancelled out Patrick Bamford’s early opener for Leeds at Stamford Bridge. It was his first Premier League start of the season having retained his place in the side after scoring all four goals in the midweek Champions League win at Sevilla.
Injured Ziyech limps off in Chelsea clash against Leeds
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Injured Ziyech limps off in Chelsea clash against Leeds

The Morocco international lasted just 30 minutes before he had to be taken off with a suspected hamstring injury Chelsea's Hakim Ziyech was substituted early against Leeds after sustaining an injury. The Morocco international limped off 30 minutes into the Premier League encounter at Stamford Bridge and was replaced by Christian Pulisic. The 27-year-old went down after passing to Reece James in the build-up to the Blues' equalising goal, with the defender overlapping on the right side to receive the ball from Ziyech and crossing in to Olivier Giroud to fire home.
Frank Lampard Hopes To Extend His Chelsea Contract
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Frank Lampard Hopes To Extend His Chelsea Contract

Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard signed a three-year deal at Stamford Bridge when he was appointed in July 2019. Chelsea's record goal-scorer, Lampard returned to west London as manager last summer and steered the Blues to Champions League qualification and the FA Cup final in his maiden campaign. The 42-year-old has overseen a £220m squad rebuild that now has Chelsea boasting a 15-match unbeaten run in all competitions. Lampard has admitted he would relish the chance to add to the 18 months left on his current Chelsea contract. Lampard has overseen a 15-match unbeaten run across all competitions "In terms of my contract, it seems to have flown by, the time I've been here," said Lampard. "It's right I've got 18 months left and I felt it when I came to the club, I knew t...
‘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.
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.
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.
Chelsea failing to rekindle Cech & Terry glory days’
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Chelsea failing to rekindle Cech & Terry glory days’

The former England international goalkeeper, who saw out his career at Stamford Bridge, admits success is “impossible” without a “solid basis” Chelsea’s defensive issues are making it “impossible” for them to hit ultimate targets, admits Rob Green, with the Blues failing to recapture the glory days of when Petr Cech and John Terry were in their pomp. Frank Lampard has been doing his best to emulate those efforts and big money has been invested at Stamford Bridge, with Roman Abramovich once again rolling recruitment dice over the summer. Additions at the back formed part of an elaborate spending spree, with the likes of Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell and Edouard Mendy snapped up.
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.
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...
‘Thiago Silva has got everything!’ – Zouma ‘excited to learn from’ Chelsea’s summer signing
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‘Thiago Silva has got everything!’ – Zouma ‘excited to learn from’ Chelsea’s summer signing

The Frenchman says the former Paris Saint-Germain star has already had a big impact in the dressing room at Stamford Bridge Thiago Silva has "got everything", according to Kurt Zouma, who says he's "excited to learn from" Chelsea's summer signing. Chelsea snapped Silva up on a free transfer at the end of August after seeing him depart Paris Saint-Germain at the end of his contract. The Brazilian wasn't offered a renewal at Parc des Princes despite help ing Thomas Tuchel's side reach last season's Champions League final, but was given the chance to extend his career at the highest level when Frank Lampard came calling.
Kepa not living the dream but still feels ‘very good’ at Chelsea despite losing his place
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Kepa not living the dream but still feels ‘very good’ at Chelsea despite losing his place

The most expensive goalkeeper in world football has fallen out of favour at Stamford Bridge, but believes he can win his place back with the Blues Kepa Arrizabalaga admits he is not in a “dream situation” at Chelsea, with a number of costly errors seeing him lose his place in the team, but the Spanish goalkeeper claims to still feel “very good” at Stamford Bridge. An international break is offering the 26-year-old custodian welcome respite from the negative attention he continues to attract in west London. There were plenty of suggestions that he could be on the move before the summer transfer window slammed shut, but Monday’s deadline passed with no deal put in place.
‘Werner & Havertz are ready to explode at Chelsea’ – Summer signings coming good, says Nevin
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‘Werner & Havertz are ready to explode at Chelsea’ – Summer signings coming good, says Nevin

The former Blues winger has seen signs of progress over recent weeks and believes international minutes will benefit fresh faces at Stamford Bridge Timo Werner and Kai Havertz are still waiting on a spark at Chelsea, but Pat Nevin believes two big-money summer signings are “ready to explode” at Stamford Bridge. The Blues invested heavily in German forwards during the last window, with two international stars added to the ranks at Stamford Bridge. Big things are expected of both, with Werner one of European football’s most potent frontmen and Havertz one of the continent’s hottest prospects.
“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...
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...
Bayern Munich Revive Interest In Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi
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Bayern Munich Revive Interest In Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi

Bayern Munich have reportedly revived their interest in signing winger Callum Hudson-Odoi from Chelsea. The German giants were heavily linked with a move for the 19-year-old last year and are understood to have seen a number of bids - the largest of which was worth £35m - turned down. Hudson-Odoi ended speculation over his future by signing a new five-year contract at Stamford Bridge last September, going on to make 33 appearances under Frank Lampard in 2019-20. However, the youngster has seen competition for places increase this summer, with the likes of Hakim Ziyech, Kai Havertz and Timo Werner among the attacking players to have joined the club. Sky in Germany reports that Bayern believe that Hudson-Odoi could be tempted away from Chelsea and have rekindled their interes...
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.
‘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 Complete The Signing Of Ben Chilwell
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Chelsea Complete The Signing Of Ben Chilwell

Chelsea have officially confirmed the signing of defender Ben Chilwell from Leicester in a £50million deal. The Stamford Bridge outfit have been keen to recruit another left back this summer and identified the 23-year-old as their primary target for that position. Chilwell's arrival on a five-year deal comes during a remarkable summer of spending which has also seen both Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech snapped up, with German starlet Kai Havertz closing on a switch to join them. Chilwell has penned a long-term contact at Stamford Bridge and will become a crucial part of Frank Lampard's attempts to push for silverware next season. The 23-year-old had missed the final five games of the last campaign with a heel problem, but his new club are believed to have held no long-term co...
Mikel Arteta to play Willian in new Position as Brazilian Undergoes Arsenal Medicals
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Mikel Arteta to play Willian in new Position as Brazilian Undergoes Arsenal Medicals

Arsenal head coach, Mikel Arteta, intends to play Willian in a central position next season, the UK Mirror reports. Willian has already confirmed his Chelsea exit and is believed to have undergone his medicals with the Gunners. During his time at Stamford Bridge, the 32-year-old was mostly used as a right winger. However, Willian’s always felt that he was used incorrectly and that his best position is in a more central role behind the striker. Arteta clearly agrees and plans on using Willian in a no.10 role next term. While the length of Arsenal’s contract offer is believed to have been key in Willian’s move to the Emirates, Arteta’s plans for him have clearly influenced his thinking. He will however take a slight salary cut from his £120,000-a-week deal wi...
Willian Undergoes Medical at Arsenal
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Willian Undergoes Medical at Arsenal

Brazil winger, Willian, has reportedly undergone his medical at Arsenal on Monday, after confirming on Sunday he is leaving Chelsea. According to The Telegraph, Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, made a special request to the club’s board and asked them to “specifically” sign Willian, despite his age. Arteta is said to be a big fan of the 32-year-old and strongly believes that he will improve the Gunners next season. DAILY POST recalls that Willian had announced he is leaving Chelsea after seven years at Stamford Bridge. The former Shakhtar Donetsk star confirmed his exit in an open letter to fans on Sunday. Arsenal had since made a formal three-year contract offer to Willian worth over £100,000-a-week.
Chelsea vs Arsenal: Why Willian Wants Three-year Contract
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Chelsea vs Arsenal: Why Willian Wants Three-year Contract

Chelsea winger, Willian, wants a three-year contract because it will make him continue playing until when he clocks 35-year-old, according to Sky Sports’ Kaveh Solhekol. DAILY POST recalls that Arsenal had already made a formal three-year contract offer to Willian. Willian will be a free agent as soon as Chelsea’s Champions League campaign ends this month. The 31-year-old recently rejected Chelsea’s latest offer to sign a new two-year contract at Stamford Bridge. But Solhekol believes Willian wants one big final contract in his career that will see him earn more money. “Willian wants one big final contract – ideally a three-year deal to take him to 35. Chelsea would like to keep him, though they are not going to offer him three years,” Solhekol was quoted by Sky Sp...
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.
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.
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...
How I Convinced Timo Werner to Snub Liverpool for Chelsea – Antonio Rudiger
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How I Convinced Timo Werner to Snub Liverpool for Chelsea – Antonio Rudiger

Chelsea defender, Antonio Rudiger, has revealed how he convinced the club’s new signing, Timo Werner, to snub a move to Liverpool for the Blues. Chelsea officially completed the signing of Werner for £53 million from Bundesliga club, RB Leipzig last week, seeing off competition from Liverpool. The 24-year-old striker will link up with the rest of Chelsea’s teammates at Stamford Bridge next month. But Rudiger has now disclosed that he was in constant dialogue with his fellow compatriot throughout the COVID-19 lockdown in a bid to persuade him to join Frank Lampard’s side ahead of Liverpool. “Like everyone, I am very excited that he’s chosen Chelsea and I am looking forward to working with him,” Rudiger told Chelsea’s website. “I...
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...
Boga has no regrets over Chelsea exit after career best season with Sassuolo
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Boga has no regrets over Chelsea exit after career best season with Sassuolo

The former Blues attacker stands by his decision to leave Stamford Bridge after shining in Italy Jeremie Boga has stressed he has no regrets about leaving Chelsea after a strong season in Serie A with Sassuolo. The 23-year-old attacker moved to Italy in 2018 and has scored eight goals while contributing a further four assist across 25 appearances this season. That form has seen Boga linked with possible moves to Inter and Juventus - though he remains contracted to Sassuolo until 2022.
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 ...
Cesar Azpilicueta Predicts what will Happen to Timo Werner at Chelsea
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Cesar Azpilicueta Predicts what will Happen to Timo Werner at Chelsea

<img class="i-amphtml-intrinsic-sizer" style="max-width: 100%; display: block !important;" role="presentation" src="data:;base64," alt="" aria-hidden="true" /> Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta, has predicted that the club’s new signing, Timo Werner, can raise Frank Lampard’s to the next level. Werner officially completed a £53 million move to Chelsea from Bundesliga side, RB Leipzig, on Thursday. The 24-year-old will link up with the rest of Chelsea’s teammates at Stamford Bridge in July. But Azpilicueta the Germany international is a big addition for the Blues. “He is an amazing attacking player with great experience in the Bundesliga where he has scored a lot of goals,” Azpilicueta told Sky Sport...
Chelsea youngster Gilmour can become a ‘world-class’ player, says former Rangers boss
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Chelsea youngster Gilmour can become a ‘world-class’ player, says former Rangers boss

A man who tried to persuade the teenage midfielder to remain at Ibrox before he turned professional is excited to see him progressing with the Blues Chelsea youngster Billy Gilmour has the potential to become a "world-class" player, according to former Rangers boss Mark Warburton. Gilmour was enjoying a breakthrough season at Stamford Bridge before the coronavirus pandemic stopped play in March, having been promoted into a first-team role by Blues boss Frank Lampard. The 19-year-old has featured in seven games in all competitions, with his standout display coming in Chelsea's 2-0 victory over Liverpool in the fifth round of the FA Cup.
Chelsea Preparing To Offer Juventus €120m For Ronaldo This Summer
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Chelsea Preparing To Offer Juventus €120m For Ronaldo This Summer

Chelsea have been linked with a sensational move for Cristiano Ronaldo this summer. The Premier League club have already signed Hakim Ziyech and appear close to sealing a deal for Timo Werner. Now, according to the global press, the Blues are prepared to part with 120 million euros to bring Ronaldo to Stamford Bridge. The Portuguese international only arrived at Juventus in 2018 for 117 million euros and, although he's been an important part of the team since then, he's looked a bit off the pace recently. Ronaldo's reputation in the Premier League is still sky high following his 118 goals for Manchester United over a decade ago.
Werner refuses to play in Champions League for RB Leipzig
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Werner refuses to play in Champions League for RB Leipzig

The Bundesliga outfit are already through to the quarter-finals of the European competition, but the forward does not want to play any further part Timo Werner has indicated that he is unwilling to return to RB Leipzig in August in order to complete his side's Champions League run after Chelsea agreed to meet his buyout clause of £54 million ($68m) ahead of a move to Stamford Bridge next season. The 24-year-old is due to complete the Bundesliga season in just 11 days time, but he is not willing to come back and play in Europe despite Leipzig having reached the quarter-finals of the competition for the first time after their last-16 win over Tottenham. UEFA wants to complete both the Champions League and Europa League in August once league seasons have been finished across the cont...
Chelsea Put up Four Players for Sale
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Chelsea Put up Four Players for Sale

'Chelsea is ready to sell at least four players this summer, as it looks to oversee a huge squad overhaul ahead of next season. According to The Times, Chelsea wants to raise funds by offloading some of its defenders, Marcos Alonso, Emerson Palmieri, Kurt Zouma and Andreas Christensen this summer. Frank Lampard’s side is keen to sign Leicester City left-back, Ben Chilwell this summer’s transfer window. Chilwell has been heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge at the end of the season. Meanwhile, former Chelsea defender, Ashley Cole, has since advised the club to prioritise a move for Chilwell this summer. “I would love to see Chilwell here,” Cole told talkSPORT. I think he’s a quality player. “I have heard he’s a Chelsea fan so yes I would like to see hi...
‘Werner is Michael Owen-like & a danger player’ – £54m Chelsea move makes sense to Cascarino
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‘Werner is Michael Owen-like & a danger player’ – £54m Chelsea move makes sense to Cascarino

The ex-Blues striker believes the Germany international will prove to be a good fit at Stamford Bridge after deciding not to wait on a Liverpool move Chelsea are getting a “Michael Owen-like” frontman in Timo Werner, says Tony Cascarino, with the Germany international expected to be a “real danger player” for the Blues. Those at Stamford Bridge have agreed to trigger the £54 million (€60m/$68m) release clause that will free the 24-year-old striker from his contract at RB Leipzig. No deal has been completed as yet, but there is a belief in west London that a top target will be acquired.
Chelsea getting a Rush-esque forward in Werner’ – Blues legend Hudson hails £54m transfer coup
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Chelsea getting a Rush-esque forward in Werner’ – Blues legend Hudson hails £54m transfer coup

An iconic figure from the past at Stamford Bridge is excited by the future in west London after seeing a deal agreed for a Germany international Chelsea will be getting an Ian Rush-esque frontman in Timo Werner, says Blues legend Alan Hudson, with the Germany international considered to be cut from the same cloth as a Liverpool icon. A £54 million (€60m/$68m) deal has been put in place by those at Stamford Bridge which is intended to see a prolific striker join their ranks. Frank Lampard has acted decisively in his hunt for another goalscorer, with interest from the likes of Premier League rivals Liverpool seemingly fended off.
Chilwell backed to make Chelsea title contenders as Burley calls for left-back alongside Werner
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Chilwell backed to make Chelsea title contenders as Burley calls for left-back alongside Werner

The former Blues star is delighted to see a deal in place for the Germany star and feels a solid defensive addition would tick another important box Chelsea must be considered serious title contenders for 2020-21 if they are able to add a big-money deal for Ben Chilwell to one already being lined up for Timo Werner, says Craig Burley. The Blues have agreed to trigger the £54 million (€60m/$68m) release clause which will free the prolific Germany international striker from his contract at RB Leipzig. Liverpool had appeared to be leading the chase for Werner, while Manchester United have also been credited with interest, but the 24-year-old seems destined to head for Stamford Bridge.
Roma confident of completing Pedro deal as talks heat up
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Roma confident of completing Pedro deal as talks heat up

The Spanish veteran will not renew his contract at Stamford Bridge and seems to be on his way to the Italian capital Pedro is set to depart Chelsea in the summer with Roma most likely to sign the winger on a free transfer, Goal can confirm. Discussions between the 32-year-old and the Serie A side began in April with the dialogue getting close to a conclusion in the last 48 hours. The Spain international's contract at Stamford Bridge will expire at the end of the season, forcing him to consider his future.
‘If Klopp wanted Werner, he’d have got him’ – Liverpool haven’t lost out to Chelsea, says Barnes
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‘If Klopp wanted Werner, he’d have got him’ – Liverpool haven’t lost out to Chelsea, says Barnes

The former Reds star believes a German coach at Anfield has earned enough trust that any transfer calls he makes will be fully supported Liverpool did not lose out to Chelsea in the race for Timo Werner, says John Barnes, with Jurgen Klopp merely opting against moving for a player that he would have landed had he wanted to. Those at Anfield were considered to be leading the race for a highly sought-after Germany international. Werner is, however, seemingly heading for Stamford Bridge, with Chelsea putting a £54 million (€60m/$68m) deal in place with RB Leipzig.
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...
Chelsea lining up move for Leicester midfielder Wilfred Ndidi
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Chelsea lining up move for Leicester midfielder Wilfred Ndidi

Chelsea are lining up a move for Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi. Chelsea are ready to launch a move for Ndidi as Real Madrid step up their interest in Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante. The 29-year-old, who won back-to-back leagues titles with Leicester in 2016 and Chelsea in 2017, has struggled with injuries this season and could miss the rest of the campaign due to fears over the coronavirus pandemic. Zinedine Zidane is apparently a fan of the World Cup winner and if the Real Madrid boss makes an approach for Kante, the Leicester Mercury suggests Wilfried Ndidi could replace him at Stamford Bridge. Ndidi is said to be valued at £40m by the Foxes, an affordable amount for Chelsea who would surely pick up a higher fee for Kante if the tireless midfielder is sold.
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.
Emerson admits Serie A return ‘could happen’ amid Juventus, Inter and Napoli interest
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Emerson admits Serie A return ‘could happen’ amid Juventus, Inter and Napoli interest

The Brazilian full-back has been linked with Serie A champions Juventus, Inter and Napoli after swapping Roma for the Premier League two years ago Emerson Palmieri said he could return to Serie A, though the Chelsea full-back insisted he is in no rush to leave Stamford Bridge. Chelsea's Emerson has been linked with Serie A champions Juventus as well as Inter and Napoli after swapping Roma for the Premier League in 2018. In March, Emerson dismissed reports claiming he is unhappy at Chelsea as "fake news", but the seven-time Italy international says he would be open to a Serie A comeback.