Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has been given the list of injuries ahead of their game against Newcastle United this Saturday.
French national team boss Didier Deschamps believes that striker Olivier Giroud must play more football on a club level. The veteran has been deprived of game time for Chelsea this season as manager Frank Lampard has opted to deploy the young Tammy Abraham as his first-choice striker. On paper, the Englishman warrants being the Blues first-choice option to lead the line and he has so far been stellar, even drawing comparisons to Wayne Rooney and Didier Drogba.
“You know, Olivier suffers his situation. Before January, nothing will move,” Deschamps told a press conference as reported by Sky Sports.
“After, it will be up to him to see. I hope he will have more playing time.
“But we cannot take away his goals, his good performances. He scores, he makes others play well.
“He knows he is under pressure, but he always responds.”
Giroud has been in good form for France
Even though he has lacked game time for Chelsea, Giroud has been in good form for country recently. The 33-year-old found the back of the net during his sides 1-1 draw against Turkey on Monday and the goal was his third in four games. He also managed to bag the winner for the 2018 World Cup Champions during their victory against Iceland last Friday.
It is hard to see Giroud departing Chelsea in January
The probability of Giroud leaving Stamford Bridge at the end of the season is high but it is unlikely that he will leave the club during the January transfer window. Chelsea need an apt back-up option to Abraham and letting Giroud leave could be problematic as it could leave them short of options.
The Blues will likely not be able to sign any new recruits in January in lieu of their two-window transfer ban.
Giroud will play an important role for France in the European Championships
Even if he struggles to gain game time for the Blues, it will be hard to see Deschamps leaving Giroud out of his 2020 European Championship squad. The player offers plenty of experience and is still a good impact substitute even though he may not be as effective as a starter. The French will be favourites to win the Euros for the first time since 2000.
The Blues are in the top position to sign Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell if the transfer ban sanctioned against them is overturned.
France head coach Didier Deschamps has downplayed the severity of N’Golo Kante’s injury. The midfielder picked up a problem while warming up for a Euro 2020 Qualifier game against Iceland last Friday.
Chelsea defenders, Reece James and Antonio Rudiger, are reportedly on track to be 100 percent fit after the international break.
Arsenal great Alan Smith has admitted that he had his doubts about whether Tammy Abraham would be able to make it. The youngster has exceeded expectations this season as he has so far scored eight goals from eight League games. He has drawn comparisons to Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney as well as Chelsea legend Didier Drogba.
Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi has reaffirmed his commitment to the club. The youngster recently penned a new five-year deal with the West London outfit. He was heavily linked with a move to German giants Bayern Munich during the January transfer window and even reportedly handed in a transfer request in order to try and make the transfer happen. In the end, Chelsea ended up declining the advances of the Bavarian giants and Hudson-Odoi stayed put at his boyhood club.
Crystal Palace are looking to further strengthen their attack early next year despite occupying sixth position in the Premier League.
Christian Pulisic is eager to impress Chelsea’s boss Frank Lampard following his cameo appearance as a late substitute against Southampton.
Chelsea legend and former goalkeeper, Petr Cech, is set to debut for a professional ice hockey club, Guildford Phoenix, on Sunday.
England manager Gareth Southgate had called up four Chelsea players to be part of the national team.
Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta has advised his team-mate Christian Pulisic to remain positive. The American arrived at Stamford Bridge during the summer from Borussia Dortmund and has had a less than ideal start to life with the West London club. Pulisic has so far played four times in the Premier League for the Blues and has only notched one assist. He has so far been unable to adapt to the Premier League. It is still early though and as was seen by his spell in Germany, the 21-year-old has plenty of potential so it would be dangerous to write him off immediately.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has assured attacker Christian Pulisic that he is an important member of the club’s squad. The American arrived at Stamford Bridge during the January transfer window from Borussia Dortmund. He was loaned back to the Bundesliga club for the second half of last season before joining the Blues permanently during the summer.
Frank Lampard reiterated that he wants all of his players to always be on the top of their game if they want to be in his system. Lampard sternly sent this strong warning after dropping Christian Pulisic against Lille in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday.
Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham is still undecided on whether he wants to represent the Three Lions or Nigeria. The 22-year-old striker celebrated his birthday with his eighth goal of the season in Chelsea’s 2-1 win against Lille in the UCL Wednesday.
Christian Pulisic has failed to start for the Blues since his summer switch from the Bundesliga side, Borussia Dortmund.
La Liga giants Barcelona are considering another bid for the Chelsea and Brazilian midfielder Willian ahead of the January transfer window.
Frank Lampard was full of praise for Jorginho after his performance during the Blues’ victory against Brighton at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Billy Gilmour showed Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard that he deserves to be on his system soon. The 18-year-old has been impressive during training sessions and Lampard could not help but notice Gilmour’s attitude.
Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has refused to rule out the possibility of moving to the Major Soccer League. The Frenchman joined the Blues from Arsenal during the January 2018 transfer window. He arrived at the club at a time during which Alvaro Morata was struggling for form and when the West London giants were clearly in need of additional firepower upfront.
Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard gave updates on his players’ health status. The Blues manager said that certain players will remain out until they are deemed fit to play.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is not dreading his club’s fourth-round Carabao Cup clash against Manchester United. The West Londoners have been drawn to face off against United during the next phase of the competition after they demolished Grimsby Town 7-1 last week.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is all eyes on Wigan Athletic Joe Gelhardt and is said to be leading the hunt. The 17-year-old Gelhardt is considered to be the hottest young prospect outside the Premier League.
Atletico Madrid striker Alvaro Morata has admitted that his time with Chelsea was not good. The Spaniard joined the Blues during the summer of 2017 whilst the club was managed by Antonio Conte and was brought in as a replacement for Diego Costa who was deemed surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge during the same summer. The 26-year-old initially started off well at Chelsea but he ultimately failed to score goals on a regular basis and was definitely not suited to leading the line for the club. All in all, he went on to score just 16 goals in the Premier League from 47 appearances for the club.
Chelsea are going to miss the services of Emerson at the back. He has been ruled out for nearly a month due to an injury. The left-back was missing against Grimsby Town in the third round of the Carabao Cup.