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.
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.
Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley has encouraged his young team-mate Callum Hudson-Odoi to stay at Chelsea. The 18-year-old Hudson-Odoi is rumoured to be a top target of Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich.
Chelsea hero Pat Nevin is optimistic about what 2019 will have to offer and believes that the club have positive things to look forward to this year. Although the Blues do not look like they will be title contenders this season, they have been playing an improved brand of football this season.
The biggest game of the weekend is, of course, the London derby between Chelsea and Tottenham. Saturday sees these two bitter rivals go head to head once again as third plays fourth at Wembley Stadium.