Emma Hayes believes the UEFA Women’s Champions League tie between Chelsea Women and Paris Saint-Germain will be a brilliant spectacle while also saying she is confident about her side’s progress into the next round.
France manager Didier Deschamps reckons N’Golo Kante is capable of playing in an advanced midfield position at Chelsea, adding that the World Cup-winning midfielder is always having “fun” all the time.
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink reckons England did not appreciate Joe Cole enough, before adding many are clamouring for a player like him right now.
Andreas Christensen has revealed he will not try and force a move away from Chelsea this winter transfer window despite his reduced role with the Blues squad.
David Luiz believes that Chelsea controlled the game and tried everything to win in Sunday’s goalless stalemate against Everton at Stamford Bridge.
Antonio Rudiger has branded the yellow card issued to him after being on the end of an apparent headbutt from Everton winger Bernard a “joke”.
Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri has set a new Premier League record after the goalless stalemate with Everton on Sunday.
Liam Rosenior has hailed the emergence of Ross Barkley, citing the midfielder’s switch from his boyhood club Everton to Chelsea as crucial in his development as a player.
Club legend and current Chelsea assistant coach Gianfranco Zola has tipped Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata to come good when it comes to putting the ball into the back of the net.
Joe Cole believes Mateo Kovacic is “different class” from the current midfielders at Chelsea before claiming he brings more to the team than Cesc Fabregas.
Ross Barkley has revealed he anticipates a hostile reception from travelling fans on Sunday when Chelsea face his boyhood club Everton at Stamford Bridge.
Back in the summer, when Maurizio Sarri freshly took the Chelsea managerial helm, there was a general agreement that they needed to add depth to their forward options. With only Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata as the recognised forwards in the senior squad, the Blues were linked with potential moves with the likes of Gonzalo Higuain before the transfer window ended with Chelsea not being able to sign someone to compete with their two strikers.
Olivier Giroud has expressed his delight at breaking his goalscoring drought for Chelsea, citing hard work, faith and a great cross from teammate Emerson as crucial in doing so.
Gianfranco Zola has heaped praise on Ross Barkley, saying the Chelsea midfielder is on his way to becoming one of the best midfielders that England has to offer.
Michael Ballack believes Maurizio Sarri has finally found the key to unlocking Chelsea’s attacking qualities this season.
Ramona Bachmann has revealed that going back to basics has played a pivotal part in her recent upsurge in form, especially in front of goal.
There is no disputing the fact that Eden Hazard has been the Premier League’s outstanding player of the season so far. While the Belgian ace has been a permanent fixture in the conversation of the world’s best for a while now, this campaign, he has taken his game to the next level.
Ross Barkley is in top form of his short Chelsea career so far. Despite a difficult start at west London, the England international has recently returned to producing spectacular performances in midfield – something that, in recent years, has seen him be dubbed as the next Paul Gascoigne while playing for his old side Everton.
Mateo Kovacic has revealed that while the competition for places in the Chelsea midfield is fierce, it is healthy as well as he and his fellow midfielders support each other.
Antonio Rudiger has urged football authorities to step up their efforts in tackling racism, adding that a lack of punishment for clubs and fans could be seen as acceptance for racist chanting.
Former England central defender Jamie Carragher has opined that Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley possesses more ability than his fellow Three Lions midfielders Dele Alli and Jesse Lingard.
If anybody in the current Chelsea backline embodies the club’s fabled defence of old, it may well be Antonio Rudiger. Like legends such as John Terry and Ricardo Carvalho, the German centreback is strong on the tackle, unrivalled in the air and astute in his positioning and reading of the game. When Rudiger lunges on to a challenge, he takes no prisoners.
Sam Allardyce has urged Ruben Loftus-Cheek to be selfish and leave Chelsea for the sake of his career.
Chelsea legend and current Derby manager Frank Lampard has hailed the Blues’ decision of letting on-loan duo Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori play against them in the League Cup, calling it a “classy” move.
Gianfranco Zola has recently revealed what it’s like to work under Maurizio Sarri.