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.
Gary Cahill ended his time with Chelsea at the end of the past season following several good years of service. During the period, he helped the club to win two Premier League titles, two FA Cups, one League Cup, two Europa Leagues and one Champions League.
The Europa League champs are set to play against the UEFA Champions League victors on August 14, Wednesday at the new Besiktas stadium in Istanbul, Turkey. Chelsea will play Liverpool for the Super Cup crown.
After Chelsea extended Olivier Giroud’s contract for another year, another Blues player this week signed a contract extension. Willy Caballero has inked an extension deal with the Blues for the 2019/20 season.
Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has urged the club to make use of young talent next season if Eden Hazard leaves the club. The future of Hazard at Stamford Bridge is the subject of speculation with the attacking maestro set to publically announce his decision after the Europa League final against Arsenal later this month.
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has said that the Blues will activate a clause in the contract of striker Olivier Giroud that will see the Frenchman remain at Stamford Bridge until the end of next season.
Chelsea will have to let go of a few players this summer for continuity reasons. One player who the club should let go of in the best interest of the club and player himself is defender David Luiz.
Arsenal and Chelsea are set to compete to land Petr Cech in a coaching role, according to a report published by The Sun.
Callum Hudson-Odoi is one of the most highly rated young players in England. The 18-year-old was recently rewarded with a place in the most recent England squad by Gareth Southgate for Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Montenegro.
During the first half of the current season, it became evident that Cesc Fabregas was surplus to requirements at Chelsea under Maurizio Sarri.
Liverpool star Trent Alexander-Arnold has admitted that he draws inspiration from Chelsea legend Ashley Cole. The 20-year-old Alexander-Arnold is widely regarded as being one of the best right-backs in the Premier League. He has been a key part of Jurgen Klopp’s side this season, making 22 Premier League appearances so far this term, scoring one goal and recording six assists.
Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta has admitted that his club’s performances this season have so far been “unacceptable”.
Many fans would be surprised to know that Tomas Kalas is currently the longest-serving player registered to the Chelsea first team. The Czech Republic international has been with the West London outfit since 2010 when he arrived from Sigma Olomouc.
Chelsea will pay out to former manager Antonio Conte, should the Italian join Juventus. Conte was sacked as Blues manager last summer after failing to secure Champions League football last season and losing the trust of players within the dressing room.
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has said that his controversial clash with goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga during the League Cup final brought the squad closer together.
Chelsea came a whisker away from winning the 2008 Champions League final against arch-rivals Manchester United. First-half goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Frank Lampard meant that the game ended in a 1-1 draw and resulted in extra time. Both sides were unable to score during extra-time and the game subsequently went on penalties.
Chelsea signing Christian Pulisic has said that he did not consider signing for Liverpool.
Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has favourably compared Blues youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi to France’s 2018 World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe.
Some have questioned whether Chelsea signed Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund purely for footballing reasons.
The management of Chelsea are reportedly not happy with the way in which manager Maurizio Sarri has handled the Callum Hudson-Odoi situation.
Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger believes that winning a cup will be a perfect way for his side to round off this season.
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.
Chelsea legend Ashley Cole has revealed who his favourite manager was during his time with the Blues between 2006-2014. It is not Jose Mourinho.
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has admitted that signing Olivier Giroud from Chelsea is something which would be appealing to him.
Arsenal legend Alan Smith has said that Manchester United will provide a tougher test to his former club than Chelsea.