Marcos Alonso is being linked with a move to Atletico Madrid, according to a report published by the Sun. Atleti are expected to undergo a squad overhaul this summer after Lucas Hernandez left to join Bayern Munich and with the likes of Diego Godin, Juanfran and Filipe Luis also expected to soon leave.
Chelsea legend Petr Cech played his last professional game during Arsenal’s 4-1 demolition against his old club during the Europa League final. It would have been a bittersweet moment for the 36-year-old. He would have wanted to have ended his time with the Gunners by helping them win something following years of under-achievement but at the same time, he would have been happy to see his old club with whom he spent more than a decade win something, especially as it was his old pal Eden Hazard’s farewell match.
Maurizio Sarri is expected to leave Chelsea and join Juventus this summer, according to widespread media reports.
Chelsea legend Ashley Cole has been released by Derby County, who are currently managed by former teammate Frank Lampard.
Chelsea are undergoing one of the most interesting and challenging periods in their history. They are set to part ways with club legend Eden Hazard, while they are also set to face a two-window transfer ban.
Chelsea ace Pedro believes that the Premier League has proven itself this season. For a long time, people have stated that the Premier League is the most competitive League in the world. Critics of this view have pointed to the fact that Premier League clubs have struggled to win the Champions League. Prior to this season, the last time that an English club won the Champions League was back in 2012 when Chelsea did so.
Chelsea midfielder Jorginho believes that the club have had a good season. The Blues were never really in contention to win the Premier League title this season but did manage to secure a third-place finish, reach the final of the League Cup, which they lost against Manchester City, and win the Europa League.
Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley is happy that his club claimed the Europa League. The Blues thrashed Arsenal 4-1 during the final of Europe’s second-tier club competition in Baku last Wednesday, with the goals coming from an Eden Hazard brace as well as Olivier Giroud and Pedro.
Chelsea goalkeeper Rob Green has retired from professional football. Green joined the Blues last summer and acted as third-choice keeper this season. He never played a professional game for the club and was behind the likes of Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero in the club’s pecking order.
Chelsea star Willian believes that the Premier League is getting tougher and tougher. After starting the season strongly, Chelsea ended up being inconsistent throughout the season but did manage to secure a top-four finish. They will be returning to the Champions League next season after missing out this season as they finished fifth last term under the guidance of Antonio Conte.
Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta has admitted that losing Eden Hazard will be a big loss for the club. The Belgian looks almost certain to be joining Real Madrid this summer. He most likely played his final game for the Blues in their 4-1 victory against Arsenal in the Europa League final in Baku on Wednesday.
Former Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas has blasted the board and management of Chelsea for allowing a culture of negativity to develop. The 32-year-old left the West London club during the January transfer window to join Monaco after he fell down the pecking order at the club.
Chelsea signing Christian Pulisic feels that the experience that he has gained with Borussia Dortmund will help him shine with the Blues. The American joined Chelsea during the January transfer window and was immediately loaned back to Dortmund until the end of the season. He is due to join the Stamford Bridge club this summer.
Former Blackpool and Hull City boss Ian Holloway believes that striker Tammy Abraham is good enough to lead the line for Chelsea from next season. Abraham played a key role in helping Aston Villa win promotion to the Premier League this season. The Villains secured entry into next seasons top-flight following their 2-1 victory against Derby County during the Championship promotion-playoff final which was played on Monday.
Chelsea legend Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink believes that the club needs to sign a new striker. The Blues have struggled up front this season. During the first half of the season, Alvaro Morata was serving as first-choice striker for the club. The Spaniard struggled for form and was subsequently shipped out on loan to Atletico Madrid during the January transfer window.
Chelsea goalkeeping coach Carlo Cudicini expects Petr Cech to be fired up for the Europa League final between Arsenal and the Blues on Wednesday.
Derby County manager Frank Lampard has refused to rule out the possibility of making a return to Chelsea. Lampard established himself as a legend for the Blues during his playing days with the club. He launched his managerial career with Derby ahead of this season and has impressed as he guided the Rams to the Championship playoff final.
Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud will not be having any sentimental feelings when his side takes on Arsenal during the final of the Europa League in Baku. The Frenchman spent almost six years with the Gunners before he transferred to the Blues last January as cover for Alvaro Morata up front.
Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has urged the club to make use of young talent next season if Eden Hazard leaves the club. The future of Hazard at Stamford Bridge is the subject of speculation with the attacking maestro set to publically announce his decision after the Europa League final against Arsenal later this month.
Chelsea goalkeeper Rob Green believes that Kepa Arrizabalaga has been good for the club during his first season. The Spaniard arrived at Stamford Bridge last summer and had big boots to fill as he had to serve as the replacement for Thibaut Courtois, who joined Real Madrid last summer.
Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has insisted that he wishes to remain with Atletico Madrid beyond this summer. The Spaniard was sent on loan to the La Liga club in January after struggling to find form for the Blues during the first half of the season. Since moving to Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, Morata’s form and confidence have appeared to have improved as scored six goals and provide one assist during the second half of the campaign.
Christian Pulisic is being backed for success at Chelsea by his US team-mate Weston McKennie. The 20-year-old was signed by the Blues in January and immediately loaned back to Dortmund until the end of the season. He will join the Stamford Bridge side on a full-time basis this summer and integrated into the first team next season.
Chelsea face an interesting summer transfer window. Not only are they set to face a two-window transfer ban, they might also have to part ways with attacking star Eden Hazard. Hazard has been a key player for the Blues since his arrival at the club during the summer of 2012. He has once again been arguably its best player again this season as he has gone on to score 16 goals and provide 15 assists from 37 games in the Premier League.
Former Chelsea star Wayne Bridge is surprised that Maurizio Sarri is not yet sacked as Blues manager. The Italian was appointed as manager of the West London club last summer following the sacking of Antonio Conte. He made a promising start to life as manager of the club but things underwent a downward spiral at the end of 2018.
Chelsea legend Ashley Cole believes that Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori are ready to graduate to the Blues’ first team. The young duo were sent on loan to Derby ahead of this season. The 20-year-old Mount has been impressive in the Championship and played 36 times for Frank Lampard’s side during the season, scoring eight goals and notching four assists.