Gary Cahill has admitted that his final season as a Chelsea player was “horrible”. The veteran defender was deemed surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge last season despite being club captain.
Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers believes that managers of the calibre of Frank Lampard deserve to be fast-tracked into management. Lampard was appointed as manager of the Blues ahead of this season, despite having just one season of management experience under his belt. The Chelsea club legend managed Derby County last season.
Former Liverpool captain Phil Thompson has said that Chelsea manager Frank Lampard was correct by choosing to sell David Luiz to Arsenal. The Brazilian moved across London in a surprise deal which will no doubt leave a bitter taste in the months of many Chelsea fans. Arsenal fans may view it as a bit of revenge for when the Blues snapped up Ashley Cole from them during the summer of 2006.
Former West Ham star Carlton Cole has urged Tammy Abraham to make the most of the opportunities that he will be given for Chelsea this season. The youngster is set to be given a lot of opportunities during the season ahead and Frank Lampard opted to start him during the 4-0 demolition which the club experienced at the hands of Manchester United to start the 2019/20 Premier League season.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has indicated that his club won the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday against Chelsea despite having not played well.
Chelsea suffered a less than impressive start to the 2019/20 Premier League season after having fallen to a 4-0 defeat against Manchester United last weekend. As expected, the result has led to the Blues being blasted by social media with the implications being that there are not really any positives for the Blues to take from the game.
Arsenal legend Nigel Winterburn believes that David Luiz should be made captain of the Gunners. The Brazilian controversially left Chelsea to join Arsenal this summer in an £8 million deal. He will help to solidify Unai Emery’s sides defence following the departure of Laurent Koscielny.
David Luiz has talked about his decision to leave Chelsea this summer and hinted that he feels that the time was right for a new challenge. The Brazilian joined the Gunners this summer in a shock £8 million deal.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has banned players of the club from talking about their transfer ban. The Blues were slapped with a two-window transfer ban during the January transfer window after they were found guilty of irregularities with regards to the signing of young talent.
The father of Chelsea youngster Mason Mount has admitted that he wanted his son to leave the club five years ago. In 2014, Mount had a difficult choice to make as he had to choose between either leaving the Blues permanently to join another club or signing a scholarship deal with the West London club. At the time, Mount was one of the most highly-rated 15-year-old players in England.
Former Chelsea captain Gary Cahill has joined Crystal Palace on a two-year deal. The 33-year-old became a free agent after his contract with Chelsea came to an end at the end of last season. Cahill was clearly surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge and left the club after having barely played under Maurizio Sarri last season.
Christian Pulisic has insisted that he is no replacement for Eden Hazard at Chelsea. The American initially joined the Blues during the January transfer window from Borussia Dortmund and was immediately loaned back to the German side before joining the West London outfit on a full-time basis this summer.
Chelsea midfielder Jorginho has insisted that former Blues manager Maurizio Sarri was not his friend. The Spaniard joined the West London side last summer from Napoli and arrived along with Sarri. Because of the fact that he arrived along with Sarri, many fans and pundits essentially viewed Jorginho as a “Sarri signing” with his performances arguably being more scrutinized than other players.
Striker Tammy Abraham is hoping to impress for Chelsea during the upcoming season. The 21-year-old spent last season on loan with Aston Villa in the Championship and was highly impressive as he helped to fire the Villains to promotion.
Former Chelsea goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini has been given a role with the club’s developmental team after being left out of Frank Lampard’s backroom, according to a report published by the London Evening Standard.
Chelsea winger Kenedy has revealed that he is thankful to Newcastle United and Rafael Benitez for the time that he got to spend on loan with the Magpies last season. Kenedy and Benitez appeared to have had a good relationship. The youngster initially joined the Toon Army for the second half of the 2017/18 season. He went on to impress during that time as he scored two Premier League goals from 13 appearances.
Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley remains confident that his club will be able to win games during the upcoming season in spite of the absence of Eden Hazard. Hazard ended his several year stint with the Blues this summer and joined Los Blancos for a fee which could rise to as much as €130 million.
Controversial Chelsea legend Ashley Cole has named current Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti as the greatest coach that he played under. It was under the Italian that the former England international feels that he played the best football of his career. The 60-year-old Ancelotti managed the Blues between 2009-2011. He managed to lead the club to one Premier League title and one FA Cup before being sacked with a win percentage of 61.57%.
Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta has revealed that he wants to set a good example for youngsters from within the club to follow next season. The Spaniard is expected to captain the side in most games next season and succeed Gary Cahill as leader of the Stamford Bridge side.
Chelsea centre-back David Luiz feels happy to have former team-mates Frank Lampard and Petr Cech back at the club. Lampard has succeeded Maurizio Sarri as the new manager of the West London giants while Cech is set to serve the club as a technical adviser after retiring from professional football at the end of last season after his contract with Arsenal came to an end.
Former United States footballer Jonathan Spector has claimed that Christian Pulisic could go on and succeed Eden Hazard as the heartbeat of the Chelsea side. Pulisic has officially joined the Blues this summer and will be expected to play a pivotal role for the club next season following the departure of Hazard to Real Madrid.
Former Chelsea assistant manager Gianfranco Zola has revealed that he would like a top job in England. Zola who served as assistant boss of the Blues to Maurizio Sarri last season was axed by the West London club this summer after they opted to appoint club legend Frank Lampard as their new manager. Lampard is set to bring in new staff along with him which could be set to include a few other Blues legends.
New Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has admitted that his managerial approach is influenced by former Blues boss Jose Mourinho. The 41-year-old was appointed as manager of the West London giants last week. His arrival has resulted in a state of euphoria among fans. Lampard is a Chelsea great, a clean-cut figure on and off the field and it will be hoped that he can successfully navigate the club next season amidst their two-window transfer ban.
Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has reportedly turned down a stunning offer to Chinese Club Guangzhou Evergrande, according to reports. Had the self-proclaimed “special one” accepted the offer, he would have earned £28 million per season as well as bonuses. If he accepted the offer, he would have become the highest-paid manager in history.
Former Chelsea and France star Emmanuel Petit has joined the long list of people who believe that it was a bit premature for Chelsea to name Frank Lampard as their new manager. The Blues officially confirmed that the 41-year-old is the club’s new manager on Thursday. He replaces Maurizio Sarri who left the club this summer in order to manage Juventus.