Chelsea have not had much to celebrate so far this season. After four games, the club looks a class below Manchester City and Liverpool. As things stand, they do not look like they will even challenge for a top four finish this season. The loss of Eden Hazard appears to have taken a toll on the club not only in terms of quality but also in terms of confidence.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has admitted that he is frustrated with the club’s current situation. The Blues played out to a 2-2 draw against Sheffield United during their most recent Premier League game last weekend. They looked on course to record their second consecutive victory of the season as they led the game 2-0 at one point after Tammy Abraham bagged a hat-trick but they eventually blew their lead and Chris Wilder’s men showed fortitude to come back.
With Matchday 4 of the Premier League season done and dusted, the Blues do not look like they are capable of challenging for a top four finish this season. They have only won won game under Frank Lampard thus far, and that came against newly promoted Norwich City. With all due respect to the Canaries, one would expect a team which wants to challenge for a top four finish to comprehensively defeat them.
Chelsea are monitoring Sporting Lisbon winger Raphina, according to a report which was published by Football London. The report added that scouts from the West London club were seen in attendance during Lisbon’s 3-1 victory over Portimonese. The 22-year-old was the best player for his side during the game and helped them to secure victory.
On paper, it may seem like David Luiz betrayed Chelsea. The veteran defender left the club on transfer deadline day to join Arsenal.
Chelsea could be set to hand a new deal to academy graduate Fikayo Tomori, according to reports in the British media.
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.
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.
N’Golo Kante has returned to the United Kingdom after complications arose from an injury he sustained earlier this year.
Chelsea placed third in the Premier League last season, but after falling so far behind Liverpool and Manchester City, they’ll want a better performance in the year to come. With standouts like Willian, Salah and Loftus-Cheek staying for the next season, the squad looks strong. But amid rumors of Hazard leaving during Chelsea’s two-window transfer ban, the club will look for the squad to go above and beyond for a good result this season.
More history is being made in England. The Super Cup will be contested between Chelsea and Liverpool. For the longest time, the Spanish clubs have been competing for the Super Cup which is about 15 times. In the second place, the Italians have contested for it nine times while England has only had seven chances. The 44th edition of the competition will be held in Istanbul.
Chelsea are one of the biggest clubs in the world, but there is a feeling this summer things could change at Stamford Bridge… for good. There is a transfer ban over the Blues, Maurizio Sarri has left and so has star player Eden Hazard. Meanwhile, in Frank Lampard, they have appointed a manager who has just one year of experience in management, and that too in the second tier. The feeling among many Chelsea fans is that this could be a crucial summer in the future of the London club.
Chelsea are on the verge of securing the long-term future of youngster Ruben Loftus-Cheek according to a report published by The Sun. The report added that the Englishman has agreed to sign a new five year deal with the club.
Frank Lampard, who played for the Chelsea club for 13 seasons, has today been confirmed to become the manager of the team. Lampard declared that he’s very happy to be returning as the coach of Chelsea, as he loves not only the club but also the time he has spent with it.
Despite a top-four finish, making the Carabao Cup final and winning the Europa League this season there has still been a bit of a sour taste left by the season as a whole. It has felt like Sarri has been under pressure almost the entire season, this came to a head when Kepa undermined his authority in the Carabao Cup.
Frank Lampard is set to be unveiled as Chelsea manager imminently after a lone season with Derby County.
Chelsea will need experienced players to be at the forefront and guide the younger talent next season. Realistically, fans cannot expect the Blues to win major silverware next term, though they can expect the club to lay down the foundation for young stars to come through the ranks. The following are two players who are likely to be playing their final season at Stamford Bridge next term.
1. Olivier Giroud
Had the transfer ban not been in place, it is likely that the Blues would have not triggered the option to keep Giroud for a further season. As thing stand, it is uncertain whether Gonzalo Higuain will remain at the club beyond this summer. This could mean that Giroud could end up being the only experienced specialist striker in the team. The Frenchman did not get regular game time in the Premier League during the past season but was an important part of the Europa League triumph as he scored 11 goals from 14 appearances in Europe’s second-tier club competition. Giroud may be past his prime but he will have an important role to play for the West Londoners next season.
2. David Luiz
Luiz was a key part of the Blues defence this past season. He, along with Antonio Rudiger, was used as first-choice centre-back throughout the season. Luiz signed a new two-year contract with the Blues in May. At 32 years old, he still has a lot left in him and may have to play a big role for the club next season on and off the field. If however, his body ends up giving up on him or he ends up being overlooked in favour of a younger centre-back, next season could end up being his final one with the Blues. It remains to be seen if Andreas Christensen will be favoured over Luiz next season.
As things stand, Frank Lampard is the favourite to succeed Maurizio Sarri as Chelsea manager. Blues fans are generally mixed towards the possible appointment of the club legend. This article will analyze why some feel that Super Frank is ready for the Blues hot-seat and why some feel that appointing him at this point in time could prove to be disastrous.
Maurizio Sarri wants to sign Jorginho for Juventus, according to a report published by the Sun. Jorginho is very clearly a favourite of the 60-year-old, who signed him for the Blues from Napoli during the summer of 2018.
The 2018/2019 season recently came to an end and the Blues had a largely decent run despite some hiccups along the way. To sum up their campaign performance, here are some of the important statistics worth reviewing.
During the heyday of his career with Chelsea, Ashley Cole was regarded as one of the best defenders in the world. He is also arguably one of the most talented English players of the past generation. However, off the field, Cole does not really enjoy a good reputation, with many people disliking him. The following are just some of the reasons why this is the case.
As the time for transfers and changes has arrived, Chelsea seems to be undergoing some major reconstruction as well. What will be of greater concern to Chelsea fans is that it could also be the last time that Eden Hazard plays for the club. Zinedine Zidane has made the Belgian his number one transfer target this summer and with just a year left on his contract, it seems as though Hazard’s annual link to Real Madrid could finally come to fruition.
Gary Cahill ended his time with Chelsea at the end of the past season following several good years of service. During the period, he helped the club to win two Premier League titles, two FA Cups, one League Cup, two Europa Leagues and one Champions League.
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.