West London giants Chelsea have been able to avenge their FA Cup final defeat at the hands of fellow Champions League chasers Leicester City after the two teams met again three days from the final at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday. Their latest meeting was in the Premier League and it could decide the destination of the two Champions League spots up for grabs.
Chelsea and Leicester City have now met three times with their latest encounter at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.
Chelsea have been dealt a big blow after key midfielder Mateo Kovacic failed to recover in time to take his place in the squad for the Champions League clash with Spanish La Liga champions.
Real Madrid host Chelsea in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final tie at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano on Tuesday night and Croatian international Kovacic will miss the game against his former club as a result of injury.
Premier League giants Manchester United and Chelsea are set to enter into a transfer battle with both clubs interested in signing Gianluca Mancini from Italian Serie A club AS Roma. The outstanding defender is highly rated and also widely considered as one of the stand-out performing defenders in the Italian league. He has now emerged as a top transfer target for clubs overseas, including the Blues and the Red Devils who both want to sign defenders in the summer transfer window.
The report is coming from the Express, who claim that Chelsea have been tracking the defender since last season and have been monitoring his progress before going on to make a move for him. Mancini, 24, is a product of the Fiorentina academy and has also played for Perugia in a loan stint. After Perugia, Mancini played for Atalanta before eventually signing for Roma back in 2019.
Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen has revealed the key to the form under new manager Thomas Tuchel. Andreas Christensen is enjoying a new lease of life under the new manager and has started the last four games in all competitions, a feat that the player admits has not happened for the many years. Andreas Christensen spoke to the official website of Chelsea about the renaissance witnessed under Thomas Tuchel, who was appointed as the new Blues boss last month as the replacement for the sacked Frank Lampard.
According to him, Thomas Tuchel has encouraged the players to do the simple things as often as possible and also urged the Chelsea boys to stay away from complicating things on the pitch. Andreas Christensen believes that this has been the key to a good defensive record under Tuchel and the excellent defensive record has been the foundation needed for the team to achieve results. Continue reading
Real Madrid want to sign a new striker in this January transfer window after the loan exit of Luka Jovic earlier this week and the Spanish La Liga giants have made Chelsea star Olivier Giroud one of their targets in the quest to achieve the aforementioned target.
The interest of Real Madrid in Chelsea striker Giroud was revealed by Spanish newspaper AS. It was disclosed that Real Madrid are eyeing three strikers as possible replacements for Luka Jovic, who left Real Madrid to re-sign for Eintracht Frankfurt in the German Bundesliga at the start of this week.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has declared that he is both impressed and pleased with how summer acquisition Timo Werner has arrived at the club and s
tarted on the foot.
The Germany international striker decided to swap German Bundesliga outfit, RB Leipzig, to join Lampard’s evolutionary Chelsea team and since then, he has hit the ground running by showing glimpses of why the London club splashed the cash on him in the summer.
In the last few weeks Coach Frank Lampard has shown that he can build his team and get results without the need for Jorginho. The signee of his predecessor also seems resigned to exit Stamford Bridge. The issue now is receiving a fair offer for the player, per reports.
There are already rumours that Maurizio Sarri is pushing for the Italian midfield maestro to join him in Turin. Now that Barcelona would likely take Miralem Pjanic, there would be space for Jorginho to operate in the midfield.
Former Chelsea and Bayern Munich midfielder Michael Ballack has aired his opinion on the outcome of the clash between two of his old sides. Bayern Munich claimed a famous victory at Stamford Bridge, as they condemned Frank Lampard’s men to 3-0 defeat.
The former German international stated the 3-0 defeats for the Blues will stand as a learning process for Frank Lampard and his young squad.
Ronaldo has been given a leave of absence by his club Juventus to attend to his mother. The mother of the superstar is hospitalized after suffering a suspected stroke.
The 5 time Ballon D’or winner has returned to
Portugal and he is likely to miss the Copa Italian match against AcMilan on
Wednesday. Head coach Mauricio Sarri declared the player will likely miss the
match as he is currently in Portugal with his mother.
There are reports that Isco could exit Real Madrid due to playtime and the game suiting his style. Zinedine Zidane has options and ideas that do not necessarily favourIsco. There are now more links with a move to the Premier League. With Chelsea joining in the conversation, El Desmarque claims the player would prefer Manchester City to the Blues.
With David Silva set to exit the side, could Isco slip
in naturally and continue the good work of the Spaniard? There has not been
much traction from Pep Guardiola regarding the deal. The change in scenery and
a fresh challenge could help the talented attacker burst into life again.