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.
Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes that Frank Lampard has what it takes to succeed as Blues manager this season. The 41-year-old Lampard was surprisingly appointed as the West London club’s manager during the summer after Maurizio Sarri opted to resign and take on the role of Juventus manager. Some such as myself felt that it would have been better for the Blues to go with a more experienced candidate such as Rafa Benitez who has a proven track record of working well with limited resources as the Blues have had to do so far this season due to their two window transfer ban.
Willian has predicted that Chelsea will be able to “win titles” this season under the guidance of Frank Lampard. Lampard was surprisingly appointed as manager of the Blues in July after Maurizio Sarri resigned and took up the role of Juventus manager. Surprisingly, in resigning, Sarri became the first full-time manager during the Roman Abramovich era to not be sacked.
West Ham youngster Declan Rice has claimed that Chelsea youngster Mason Mount is already playing like Blues legend Frank Lampard.
The agent of Chelsea midfielder Jorginho, Joao Santos has suggested that the player plans to spend another four years at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount has revealed that he wants more opportunities to play for England. The youngster made his Three Lions debut on Saturday as his country went on to win 4-0.
Michael Hector is set to play for Fulham permanently in January next year after making zero appearances for Chelsea since signing in 2015.
Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has said that he gets along well with fellow Spanish international keeper David De Gea. De Gea is regarded as one of the best keepers in the World and has been one of the best shot-stoppers in the Premier League for the best part of the last decade. Many would have thought that the Spanish number one jersey would be his for at least a decade after Iker Casillas’s career started to go downhill following a horror showing at the 2014 World Cup, during which Spain were eliminated in the group stages as defending champions.
Chelsea legend Ashley Cole is joining the coaching staff of the Blues. The 38-year-old recently announced his retirement from professional football on live television. He was last on the books of Derby County where he played under new Chelsea boss Frank Lampard.
Tiemoue Bakayoko has returned to Monaco for a season-long loan. The Blues midfielder has joined his former club on loan, with an option to buy.
Former Chelsea player and Bayern Munich legend Arjen Robben has refused to rule out the possibility of coming out of retirement for one final stint. The former Netherlands international retired from professional football this summer after having suffered from injury problems during recent years.
Former Chelsea winger Pat Nevin has revealed that he had a feeling that Tammy Abraham would make it in first-team football.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has backed Mason Mount to win selection to the England national team and establish himself as a key player for Gareth Southgate’s side. Mount has so far been arguably the Blues best player since Lampard took charge of the club during the summer.
Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has said that he never lost confidence in himself after netting a brace during the Blues’ 3-2 victory in the Premier League over Norwich City last weekend.
Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku has spoken about why he snubbed Chelsea to join Manchester United two years ago and indicated that it was a phone call from Jose Mourinho which convinced him to join the Red Devils.
Chelsea legend Ashley Cole believes that a fully fit Ruben Loftus-Cheek can lift the Blues this season.
Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco are hoping to acquire Chelsea’s Tiemoue Bakayoko as his stint with the Premier League club is seemingly over.