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 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
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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.
Emerson Palmieri, the defender for Chelsea has calmed down over his injury that he suffered while he was playing against Finland for Italy. He allayed that the injury that he suffered from was not at all serious and he will be able to manage the plays with it.
The beginning for the 25-year-old player has been good so far for the four Premier League matches that he has played for Chelsea this season. He has played well in the UEFA Super Cup as well. But he was withdrawn after eight minutes of play at the qualifier match for Euro 2020. Fans saw Emerson squeezing his hamstring as he was chasing Teemu Pukki, the defender for Norwich at the beginning of the match. But as soon as he received treatment for the injury, he easily subbed off.
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.
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.