Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta has revealed that he wants to set a good example for youngsters from within the club to follow next season. The Spaniard is expected to captain the side in most games next season and succeed Gary Cahill as leader of the Stamford Bridge side.
Chelsea centre-back David Luiz feels happy to have former team-mates Frank Lampard and Petr Cech back at the club. Lampard has succeeded Maurizio Sarri as the new manager of the West London giants while Cech is set to serve the club as a technical adviser after retiring from professional football at the end of last season after his contract with Arsenal came to an end.
Former United States footballer Jonathan Spector has claimed that Christian Pulisic could go on and succeed Eden Hazard as the heartbeat of the Chelsea side. Pulisic has officially joined the Blues this summer and will be expected to play a pivotal role for the club next season following the departure of Hazard to Real Madrid.
Chelsea FC recently renewed Mario Pasalic’s contract until 2022, only for the player to return to Atalanta on loan for a second season.
Former Chelsea assistant manager Gianfranco Zola has revealed that he would like a top job in England. Zola who served as assistant boss of the Blues to Maurizio Sarri last season was axed by the West London club this summer after they opted to appoint club legend Frank Lampard as their new manager. Lampard is set to bring in new staff along with him which could be set to include a few other Blues legends.
New Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has admitted that his managerial approach is influenced by former Blues boss Jose Mourinho. The 41-year-old was appointed as manager of the West London giants last week. His arrival has resulted in a state of euphoria among fans. Lampard is a Chelsea great, a clean-cut figure on and off the field and it will be hoped that he can successfully navigate the club next season amidst their two-window transfer ban.
Arjen Robben, the former Bayern Munich and Chelsea player, has retired from professional football at the age of 35.
The return of Frank Lampard to Stamford Bridge is just the start of the team’s plan to overhaul its structure. One of these plans includes revamping its coaching staff. Gianfranco Zola was, unluckily, part of those who will be leaving Chelsea to make way for the new boss and his own staff.
Chelsea’s new manager Frank Lampard has confirmed that N’Golo Kante will have a vital role in his new system for the Blues.
Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has reportedly turned down a stunning offer to Chinese Club Guangzhou Evergrande, according to reports. Had the self-proclaimed “special one” accepted the offer, he would have earned £28 million per season as well as bonuses. If he accepted the offer, he would have become the highest-paid manager in history.
Eddie Newton is set to be promoted as coach of the first team as soon as Frank Lampard steps in as Chelsea’s manager.
Former Chelsea and France star Emmanuel Petit has joined the long list of people who believe that it was a bit premature for Chelsea to name Frank Lampard as their new manager. The Blues officially confirmed that the 41-year-old is the club’s new manager on Thursday. He replaces Maurizio Sarri who left the club this summer in order to manage Juventus.
Chelsea’s Jamal Musiala has left the Blues’ Cobham training ground and signed a five-year contract with top German club, Bayern Munich.
Chelsea star Willian has wished Maurizio Sarri all the best ahead of his new role as Juventus manager. The 60-year-old Sarri left Stamford Bridge this summer in order to take charge of the Old Lady of Italian Football.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek and the Chelsea management have come to an agreement with regards to the player’s new contract.
Chelsea recently released a statement indicating the five players who were released upon the expiration of their contracts. Goalkeeper Eduardo and youngster Kyle Scott were not well known to the Premier League audience and their departures will be largely overshadowed by the three experienced campaigners who were released by the team.
The following are three notable players released by the Blues.
1. Gary Cahill
After making just two Premier League appearances last season, it was evident that Cahill had no future at Stamford Bridge. A parting of ways was the best thing for both club and player. Cahill served the West Londoners with distinction during his several years at the club, helping it to win two Premier League titles, two FA Cups, one League Cup, one Champions League and two Europa Leagues.
He was the successor to John Terry as club captain which indicates that he has been an important leader within the team. At 33, Cahill can still play at the highest level and he has been linked with moves to boyhood club Aston Villa as well as Arsenal.
2. Rob Green
Green joined the Blues last summer as cover for Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero in goal. He did not play a single competitive game for the club. He however has been a household game in the Premier League for the better part of the past 20-years and was regarded as one of the best English keepers during his time with West Ham.
Green was a former first-choice keeper for England at the 2010 World Cup.
3. Gonzalo Higuain
Higuain is definitely the most surprising name on the list. The Argentine arrived at Stamford Bridge in January and was expected to add firepower to the club up front after Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata failed to find the back of the net on a regular basis. Higuain was rather underwhelming during his six months in West London as he went on to score just five goals from 14 Premier League games.
Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta has revealed that Eden Hazard had offers to remain in the Premier League. The Belgian international moved to Real Madrid this summer in a deal which could rise to as much as £150 million.
Bayern Munich’s bid for Callum Hudson-Odoi has been rejected for the fourth time. The Bundesliga champions have been eyeing the Chelsea winger and are believed to have made a revised offer of £22.5 million for the youngster.
Chelsea legend John Terry believes that the club are doing the right thing by appointing Frank Lampard to manage the club. The 41-year-old Lampard is currently the overwhelming favourite to take charge of the West London club with an official statement now imminent.
Former Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has named the greatest player that he played with. Torres, who is currently on the books of Japanese club Sagan Tosu and will retire in August, had the privilege of turning out with many modern-day greats during his successful 18-year career. During his career, he was teammates with the likes of Frank Lampard, Dirk Kuyt, Xabi Alonso and Diego Forlan.
The Blues will commence their pre-season preparations for the 2019/2020 season in a few short weeks.
Brighton and Hove Albion goalkeeper Mathew Ryan is happy that Eden Hazard is no longer with Chelsea. The 28-year-old left the Blues this summer and has linked up with Real Madrid in a deal which could be worth up to €130 million following a successful several-year spell.
Chelsea have confirmed the return of Petr Cech to Stamford Bridge as technical director.
Derby are calling on Chelsea to make a decision on Frank Lampard’s future. The Chelsea legend has been hotly linked with his former team to replace Maurizio Sarri. The Italian tactician left Stamford Bridge for Serie A side, Juventus.
Real Madrid have reportedly given Chelsea seven days to decide on the future of Mateo Kovacic. The Blues have a week left whether to keep the Croatian midfielder on their list.