Ex-Blues leftback Minto has backed Eden Hazard to score 40 goals this campaign.
Five matches into the new season and Chelsea are on top of the Premier League standings. Having maintained a 100% record together with Liverpool so far, they lead the Reds via goal difference thanks to their new swashbuckling brand of enterprising football instilled by Maurizio Sarri.
Chelsea have been criticised, especially over the last few years, for their lack of developing Premier League talent and their tendency to ship out their best young stars on loan. However, they are trying to break this and first-team places for Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Ethan Ampadu are examples of that. On Wednesday morning, it was confirmed that the latter will remain with the Blues for the next five years, at least.
With all the hype in the football world around the Champions League at the moment, the Europa League group stage returns on Thursday night and it involves an old friend this year: Chelsea. The Blues start their campaign with a trip to Greece to face PAOK in their opening Group L match but there’s no place for Danny Drinkwater in the squad which means he won’t feature in Europe for at least the first half of the season.
Former Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic has shared his thoughts regarding Eden Hazard’s excellent record from the spot.
Eden Hazard paid tribute to Olivier Giroud following Chelsea’s 4-1 victory over Cardiff on Saturday, saying the World Cup-winning forward is one of the best target men in the world.
When former Blues great Frank Lampard took his first step into football management with Derby County early in the summer, there was always this idea that he was gonna raid his former club, Chelsea, for talent in a bid to guide The Rams back to the English top tier for the first time since the 2007-2008 season.
Maurizio Sarri has said he is open to John Terry returning at Chelsea in a coaching role should the 37-year-old central defender finally decides to hang up his boots.
Maurizio Sarri has claimed he does not see Chelsea challenging for the Premier League title in his debut season in charge, adding that Manchester City and Liverpool are currently the main title contenders.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek has revealed he is getting pointers from Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola in order to learn the Maurizio Sarri way.
Following Aston Villa’s failure to renew John Terry’s contract at the end of last season, it didn’t seem like the former Chelsea captain was looking to join a new club but shock rumours linking him to Spartak Moscow started to gather pace. Terry has since put an end to the transfer talk this week by admitting that the move wasn’t ideal for him and his family.
David Luiz insists there is always pressure when playing for a massive club like Chelsea, saying this is the norm rather than the exception.
Chelsea are understood to be entering a stage of redesigning their famous crest for the second time in 20 years. This comes after club officials have reportedly given the go-ahead for the badge to be given a fresh new look. If changes are made then the new look badge will be released ahead of the beginning of next season because adaptations will have to be made to the stadium, kits and everything else associated with the club.
Paul Merson rues the lack of game time Ruben Loftus-Cheek is experiencing at Chelsea, saying his situation at the massive club is a tricky one.
Willian has revealed he has no qualms regarding which wing he plays at for Chelsea, saying he will play at whichever flank Maurizio Sarri tells him to.
Chelsea legend Claude Makelele has backed Maurizio Sarri to accomplish greatness at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea have started the 2018/19 season in the best possible way as they have picked up maximum points from their opening four matches, a points tally matched only by Liverpool and surprisingly Watford. It comes as no shock that Eden Hazard has been in scintillating form for the Blues since his return from a near-perfect World Cup and his team-mate Antonio Rudiger has claimed that the ex-Lille winger is currently playing better than Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar.
Former West Ham and Trinidad and Tobago goalkeeper Shaka Hislop has been impressed by what he has seen from new Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga so far this season.
Ethan Ampadu has been praised by Ryan Giggs following Wales’ 4-1 thrashing of the Republic of Ireland in the opening game of their UEFA Nations League campaign.
Blues head coach Maurizio Sarri has revealed he only found out about his departure from Napoli after switching on the television.
Maurizio Sarri has claimed Marcos Alonso is the best at his position in the world right now, although the Italian believes there is still room for improvement for the marauding fullback, especially in defence.
Jorginho has opened up about life in the Premier League, saying the England top flight is different with Serie A in terms of rhythm and physicality.
Marcos Alonso is one of those players you would enjoy watching when he plays on the pitch. Unless you’re Paul Merson, chances are that when you see a handsome, free-flowing locks-rocking man gliding down the Blues’ left-hand side to exchange cute passes with Eden Hazard or float an inviting cross for Alvaro Morata to head into the far corner, you will be mesmerised.
When Nathan Ake left his native Netherlands for the glamour of London, it was not without controversy. Like many before him, bright young things attracted admiring glances from Europe’s elite and when Chelsea saw a 15-year-old Ake bamboozle their youth team in a Willem II junior tournament, the Blues swiftly moved to lure the talented teenager to England.
Alvaro Morata has revealed he thought about moving on from Chelsea in the last transfer window following a dip in form in the second half of the 2017-2018 campaign.