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.
Liverpool star Jordan Henderson believes that Chelsea saw the best of his side last weekend. The Reds went on to record a 2-1 victory over the Blues at Stamford Bridge. Frank Lampard’s side may have gone down which is always disappointing but the result was not all that bad. The West Londoners were largely competitive against arguably the best side in the English top flight at the moment and made Jurgen Klopp’s side fight extremely hard to secure the three points.
The return of N’Golo Kante last Sunday showed his importance to the team with his stellar performance. But while he was impressive with his game, a lot of critics are saying that Lampard may be putting Kante at risk. The Chelsea boss must manage Kante’s playing time lest risk him burning out.
Frank Lampard had confirmed that Callum Hudson-Odoi and Reece James will be part of the squad that will face Grimsby Town in Wednesday’s Carabao Cup third round match.
Chelsea’s youngster Tammy Abraham is just three goals away from surpassing Marcus Rasford’s best-ever Premier League goals in a season.
Callum Hudson-Odoi has finally signed a new contract with Chelsea. The young midfielder has agreed to the new five-year deal with the Blues which will run until 2024.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has said that striker Tammy Abraham can learn a lot from Blues club legend Didier Drogba. The 21-year-old has been one of the stars for Lampard’s side so far and exceeded expectations. Thus far, he has managed to score several goals in the League from just six games. The highlight for him so far was his hat-rick against Norwich City. Due to the prowess which he is showing at such a young age, Abraham has drawn comparisons to Drogba as well as former England striker Wayne Rooney. He should be introduced to the Three Lions squad soon as cover for Harry Kane based on his current level of performances.
“It’s normal that the top strikers are judged on goals, and the next level of that is: do you score goals against the big teams,” said Lampard as quoted by The Guardian.
“I understand that because against someone like [Virgil] Van Dijk, a defence like Liverpool, a team like Liverpool, maybe it’s harder to create chances.
“So it’s what can you do individually to try and create them, and how clinical can you be after that. He’s shown great signs this season but it will be another test on the way and it’s not the be all and end all day and we make our judgements after this. But for the top strikers like Didier, we all remember the amount of times he scored in finals and semi-finals and really important games and I think, quite rightly, players are judged on that.
Abraham could be the best Blues striker since Drogba
The Blues have had a difficult time finding a solid number nine since the departure of Drogba. Since then, they have tried out the likes of Diego Costa, Alvaro Morata, Gonzalo Higuain and Olivier Giroud. Costa did show flashes of brilliance and had the technical ability to become a great player at Stamford Bridge but he lacked loyalty and desire to remain at the club. After failing to fully settle into life in England, Costa was eventually granted his wish and made a return to Spain with Atletico Madrid.
Morata and Higuain failed to score goals on a regular basis and the club opted not to keep them. Giroud has been a relative success when considering that his role has always been to be a good cover option up front rather than to lead the line on a regular basis. The veteran was also instrumental in terms of helping the Blues to win last seasons Europa League but he will be unlikely to remain with the team beyond next summer.
Abraham has the technical ability to become a great at Stamford Bridge. He is also a boyhood product of the Blues and as such, may have a desire to remain with the club for a long-time.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has backed striker Tammy Abraham to get called up to the England national team following his impressive start to the season. The youngster has so far scored several goals in the English Premier League from five games and is jointly on the top of the scorers’ charts along with Manchester City star Sergio Aguero.