Chelsea are getting closer to announce the arrival of Frank Lampard from Derby County as their new manager. It is understood that the Championship club would be paid £5 million as compensation fee for the services of the Englishman.
Lampard would be expected to take the reins at the club where he was successful as a player in the early part of the decade. He is also the leading goalscorer in the club’s history and would be tasked with leading the club for a title push next season.
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has taken positives from the club’s 2-0 Premier League defeat to Liverpool. The Blues had the opportunity to throw a spanner into the Reds’ title hopes on Sunday, but that was not the case as Jurgen Klopp’s side managed to outclass them with the better creativity in the second period.
Speaking after the game, Sarri indicated that he was pleased with the performance from the Blues despite being on the losing end, he said: “I think it was a great game of football even though we lost. Liverpool are one of the great teams in Europe at this moment, but we stayed in the match until the end. Three months ago we wouldn’t have been able to do that. So we are improving, but it’s very difficult because here in England, the standard is really high. To close the gap on Manchester City and Liverpool it will be very, very difficult. But now we are really very close to the other teams.”
On previous Sunday at Ethiad, Roman Abramovich looked at the dismantling of Sarri ball publicly. Nowadays the so-called owner of Chelsea doesn’t attend any of the matches of the club. He was not even seen at the training base of Chlesa, Cobham. He stopped turned up at the matches of the club and Cobham after the British Government put stringent restrictions on the vias of the investors. This tightening by the British government was due to the incident of last year, the Salisbury poisoning.
No more the club owner sends text messages on the defeats to the managerial team of the club. The text contained a single question mark, as reported by Fabio Caressa, an Italian journalist. This was revealed in the case of Carlo Ancelotti. Ancelotti was the manager of Chelsea in the time period of 2009 to 2011. During his managerial time period, the club won a FA Cup and Premier League title. Meanwhile the club title is Manchester United. This made the club owner agitated.
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has sent an order to Chelsea midfielder N’GoloKante to stick to his role in midfield after having individual post-mortems with his Chelsea players following their defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.
Spurs won the game 3-1 at Wembley on a cold Saturday evening to end Sarri’s perfect start to life in Chelsea, an 18-game unbeaten run and the Italian manager wants to see a reaction from his boys.
Premier League side Chelsea are already thinking of replacement for Eden Hazard, according to reports. It is becoming clearer that the Belgian wants to exit the club at the end of the current season. With Real Madrid reportedly on his radar, it is hard to say no especially when he is dreaming of European titles, Ballon d’Or wins and an improved profile as his career peaks.
There are increasing rumours that Chelsea would fight to the end to land Borussia Dortmund star Christian Pulisic. The United States national team star has made a good name for himself in Germany. The 20-year old is willing to move to the Premier League, and could be just right for the Blues. At the end of the season, there would be just a year left on his contract, making him a prime target.
Frank Lampard has thanked Chelsea for giving Derby County special permission to choose lanes Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori in next week’s Carabao Cup. Parent clubs generally do not allow their lenders to compete against them, but Chelsea has given Derby the green light after Lampard contacted the club. And Blues Hero, who won both the Champions League and Premier League while in Stamford Bridge, says it’s a “classic move” from its former club.
“It is very pleasing,” said Lampard at his press conference prior to Saturday’s Championship meeting against Middlesbrough. “I’m glad for the young ones because young Chelsea was laughing; their dream is to play at Stamford Bridge.” He said. Probably not to Derby, but they have provided us with great service. We respect everyone as being the Chelsea lads, and their final play is to play for the club. “I totally thank Chelsea, because it was their call, their decision.” I think they have seen the big picture. I’m very grateful they did not have to do it and I think it’s a smart move from them.
It is both the qualifier, the tournament! So, no matter what this League of Nations could be called as, but it is just not a friendly one. And for this reason, UEFA would be very upset. The squad has gone to a good level of lengths to build a claimant that would incentivize the players and the national teams to take the first batch of international play seriously. They want players to take this seriously after the World Cup. Though, we couldn’t speak for any players as well as the Chelsea players, but as of now we think that the gravity of the event is not there in teams yet. So, that will give American soccer Twitter enough to banter about.
On the opening day of the event Germany host France, which brought Antonio Rudiger, N’Golo Kante and Olivier Giroud together in Munich. Talk about the Rudiger, and then he began his international career around four years ago. It was the early qualifying rounds of Euro 2016. That time he had small appearances on the both sides of the World Cup 2014, however, he wasn’t able to make his competitive debut for Germany until the loss of 2-0 Poland that October.
Ross Barkley is pretty sure that Maurizio Sarri will be able to make a difference at Stamford Bridge, but he has urged all the Blue faithful to be patient with him and let him take his own time to get the team into shape and impart his though process on the players.
It’s been only about 20 days or so that Sarri has taken up the manager’s role at Chelsea and it’s fair to say that it’s not been an easy beginning for the Italian. Continue reading
Chelsea are reportedly looking to drop last season addition Danny Drinkwater this summer. The 28-year old has struggled to make his impact at the club since joining. It is believed that Chelsea want to sell him off to help raise cash to acquire Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri.
Drinkwater was part of the Leicester team that shocked the world when they lifted the Premier League in 2016. Coach Antonio Conte signed him to boost the depth of the squad but the club is looking at cutting him loose after being deemed surplus to requirements. The player has barely made him mark since moving to the club.
Chelsea’s move for Alex Sandro has stalled due to the heavy asking price by Juventus. Coach Antonio Conte is very much sold on the idea of having Sandro so the Serie A champs want big money for him. The Italian side told Chelsea an inflated asking price when they enquired about their player, with the hope that the Blues would make them a good offer. However, Conte and his team are quiet.
Chelsea are still in four competitions: the Champions League, where they would have to battle high flying Barcelona in the Round of 16; the Premier League, where they are looking for a top four finish preferably behind Manchester City; the EFL or Carabao Cup, where they play Arsenal over two legs in the semi-finals; and the FA Cup, where their second string side would have to see of Norwich in the replay. Continue reading