Gary Cahill is set to leave Chelsea at the end of the season. The veteran’s current contract at Stamford Bridge is due to come to an end next summer. He has so far only made one Premier League appearance this season and so it is quite evident that he is surplus to requirements at the club.
Things do not look good for Chelsea at the moment. Not only are they not title contenders, but it is hard to even see them finishing in the top four this season judging by the way that they are currently playing. Though they started this season strongly, Maurizio Sarri’s side’s 6-0 thrashing at the hands of Manchester City last weekend was their second humiliating defeat within the space of two weeks. They also went down 4-0 against Bournemouth late in January.
The contracts of Chelsea reserve keepers Willy Caballero and Rob Green are set to expire next summer. Cabellero is currently 37-years-old while Green is 39-years-old. Ideally, the club should offload both veterans and look to bring in a younger keeper to provide valuable competition and cover for first choice Kepa Arrizabalaga.
When you think of congested fixture lists, all the talk usually revolves around Christmas and the month of December whilst very little is ever centred around February.
As things stand, Chelsea are not a side that is capable of winning the Premier League title, nor are they among the best teams in Europe. They will have to make changes to the squad during the summer transfer window in order to re-establish themselves as Premier League title contenders and this will involve selling a few players.
The contract of Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud is set to expire at the end of the season. The 32-year-old has played 18 Premier League games for the club this season, scoring one goal and providing four assists.
Having plundered goals for fun during his time at Napoli, is Gonzalo Higuain to replicate such prolificness in front of goal at Chelsea?
Chelsea have agreed the loan deal of Argentinian striker Gonzalo Higuain with Juventus and in doing so, have given English football fans a chance to see a genuine world-class footballer on our pitches.
The contract of Olivier Giroud is set to expire at the end of this season. The Blues will most likely not renew the contract of the veteran beyond the current campaign. Keeping him at the club will be a step in the wrong direction. Not only is the Frenchman not a prolific scorer but he is also now 32 years old.
Michy Batshuayi is set to return to Chelsea after Spanish club Valencia decided to terminate his loan spell.
Chelsea announced the signing of Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund for a fee in the region of £58 million on Wednesday morning and while it is one that has been met by mixed reaction, it should be viewed as a step in the right direction.
According to a report published by Calciomercato, fallen Serie A giants AC Milan are interested in signing Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata next month. If Milan do come calling, the Blues should seriously consider selling – and here is why…
Loanee Tammy Abraham has been brilliant so far for Aston Villa. The 21-year-old has scored 13 goals in the Championship from 17 games for the Villains. The good form of Abraham has coincided with Villa’s revival this season under manager Dean Smith after Steve Bruce was sacked.
Chelsea are so far playing a decent brand of football this season. It would be a step in the right direction if the Blues secure a top-four finish this season and have sustained runs in the cup tournaments and possibly win one or two of these.
Thorgan Hazard, who is the brother of Chelsea star Eden, has been one of the best performers in the German Bundesliga so far this season. The 25-year-old has managed eight goals and six assists from 14 games to date.
David Luiz’s current contract with Chelsea is set to expire at the end of this season. The Brazil international Luiz struggled for form last season under Antonio Conte and there were rumours suggesting that his second stint with the Blues was due to end.
AS Roma’s Cengiz Under is currently one of the best young attackers in Europe. He is fast and versatile as he is capable of being deployed in various positions. Although he mainly plays on the right-wing, Under can also act as a left winger as well as play behind the striker.
Maurizio Sarri is undoubtedly a talented coach but he has yet to bag a major trophy and will be keen to rectify that in his first season at Chelsea.
Eden Hazard is being strongly linked with a move away from Chelsea at the end of the season. The 27-year-old has been a key figure at Stamford Bridge since he joined the club in 2012.
One of the players at Chelsea who has clearly become surplus to requirements this season is Victor Moses.
Right now, Chelsea are the only unbeaten team in all competitions in the whole of Europe.
When Maurizio Sarri’s move to Chelsea was announced in the summer, he was relatively unknown in English football. However, since making the switch from Naples to London, the 59-year-old has been something of a revelation.
Chelsea have exceeded the expectations of many this season. Following the instability that the club faced last term, many predicted that they would struggle to achieve a top-four finish this season, which would undoubtedly result in them losing key man Eden Hazard next summer.
Ethan Ampadu is one of the most highly-rated young players in the country, and the 18-year-old has already been capped five times by the Wales national team.
Gary Cahill has been named new club captain by Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri. His appointment comes despite the England international intimating that he may require a move away from Stamford Bridge, in order to secure regular first-team football.