Former Chelsea striker Chris Sutton has claimed that new Maurizio Sarri can take the game of midfielder N’Golo Kante to another level.
Former Chelsea and current Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic is convinced that new Blues signing Kepa Arrizabalaga has all of the qualities required to succeed in the Premier League.
Nigerian international Ola Aina has joined Serie A club Torino on loan shortly after having signed a contract extension with Chelsea, who confirmed the deal on their official website.
In a bid to create a better atmosphere at Chelsea, head coach Maurizio Sarri has made two rule changes at the club regarding players’ diet and match-day preparations.
As Chelsea made a flying start to the new Premier League season with a win away at Huddersfield, plenty of accolades descended on the new midfield signing Jorginho despite a difficult opening half.
It’s no secret that a number of Antonio Conte’s relationships at Chelsea fell apart towards the back end of last season. David Luiz and Willian were the two main outcasts following Diego Costa’s argument-fuelled departure to Atletico 12 months ago. The latter was heavily linked to a summer move away with Manchester United and Barcelona reportedly interested but the Brazilian wideman has now said he will be a Blues player on September 1st.
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has informed the public that they can expect more from the Blues following their opening Premier League victory against Huddersfield Town on Saturday.
Midfielder Mateo Kovacic aims to hit the ground running at Stamford Bridge following his loan move from Real Madrid.
Despite the Premier League transfer window closing on Thursday afternoon, there is still the opportunity for players to move away from the English top flight.
In his time, Michael Essien was quite simply a behemoth in the middle of the park. Emerging from a class of hard-nosed yet classy midfielders which permeated the fabric of the English top-flight in the early 2000s, the Ghanaian played a major part in the establishment of Chelsea as a domestic powerhouse in England.
New Chelsea signing Mateo Kovacic has admitted he sought advice from Luka Modric, who played for Tottenham Hotspur as a midfielder, regarding the England top-flight as well as life in London.
Brazil international David Luiz is confident of a place in the fresh-looking Chelsea after the team’s coaching job was taken over by Maurizio Sarri. The player went completely off the radar last season, appearing in only one match because of a run-in with former manager Antonio Conte.
Chelsea winger Willian has blasted the club’s former manager Antonio Conte. Despite having led the Blues to FA Cup glory during his last game in charge, Conte was recently sacked as manager of the club and has been replaced by Maurizio Sarri.
Another interesting transfer window in the Premier League has just a few days left with the earlier deadline of before the start of the top-flight season. If previous years are anything to go by then there are still plenty of deals to be done but one that looks increasingly unlikely concerns Chelsea’s pursuit of Robert Lewandowski.
Centreback Matt Miazga has joined French club Nantes on a season-long loan from Chelsea, who have included an option for the Ligue 1 outfit to make the move permanent at the end of the campaign.
It looks more and more likely that Thibaut Courtois will be a Real Madrid player when the transfer window in Spain ends at the start of September. This comes on the back of strong rumours since picking up the Golden Glove at the World Cup as well as his absence from training over the last couple of days.
Former England striker Chris Sutton believes that Chelsea could be headed for disaster if star midfielder Eden Hazard is sold before the transfer window closes this week.
Willian has broken his silence regarding his future at Chelsea, saying he intends to stick it out at Stamford Bridge following talks with Maurizio Sarri.
While this summer has seen some upheaval at Stamford Bridge, with coach Antonio Conte making way for former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri, it’s not quite been the wholesale clearout some fans expected.
One of Antonio Conte’s biggest downfalls last season was the breakdown in relationships with some of Chelsea’s star players. It saw Diego Costa forced out the exit door back to Atletico and meant David Luiz was afforded just two Premier League appearances after October. However, Maurizio Sarri has emphasised that the latter will be ‘very important’ over the coming 12 months.
The Community Shield season opener is just around the corner and Chelsea will be keen to take their chance on securing an early trophy under new manager Maurizio Sarri. The Italian coach only arrived at the club three weeks ago, yet judging from the Blues’ pre-season performances, it seems the players at his disposal have taken his footballing philosophy to heart.
There has certainly been more talk of outgoings at Chelsea this summer than incomings but with just a week until the transfer window closes, it looks as though the Blues will make a signing or two. Rumours of Willian potentially leaving have reportedly forced Maurizio Sarri into considering a move for Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha.
With just over a week left of the transfer window, it is becoming a concern that Chelsea have only made one first-team signing. However, amongst the endless transfer rumours coming out of West London, one that is continuing to gather pace is the one linking them to a move for Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski.
Maurizio Sarri has revealed he looks forward to having a conversation with Willian after conveying his displeasure at the Brazilian’s late return to Chelsea following the World Cup.
Antonio Rudiger has expressed his frustration at the carelessness of Chelsea in possession, while also saying the Blues should have been more ruthless in finishing following the club’s penalty shootout loss against London rivals Arsenal in Dublin.