Chelsea’s right-backs have perhaps received less credit than they’ve deserved throughout the century so far. The following are arguably the club’s three greatest right-backs since the Stamford Bridge revolution of 2003 when Roman Abramovich bought the club and transformed it into one of the best in England.
Chelsea were linked with the signature of Lewis Dunk during the summer transfer window, according to a report published by The Sun. Due to their transfer ban last summer, the Blues were never expected to challenge for major trophies this season. Instead, this campaign was all about rebuilding the club and allowing the younger players from the squad to gain more experience.
Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has revealed that he is keen to learn from Tottenham Hotspur and England star Harry Kane. Abraham and Kane were selected as teammates for England’s most recent squad. Both players went on to find the back of the net during their country’s 7-0 mauling of Montenegro last Thursday. Kane netted a hattrick while Abraham managed to bag his first national team goal during the 84th minute.
Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has revealed that his club are aiming to reach the deep stages of the Champions League this season. The Blues have been impressive so far this season both in the Premier League as well as in Europe’s Premier Club competition.
Willy Caballero will almost certainly be leaving Chelsea at the end of the season. Kepa Arrizabalaga looks set to remain as Blues first-choice keeper for the foreseeable future but Frank Lampard’s side will likely have to look into bringing in a new shot-stopper to provide cover for their goalkeeping position. The following are some players whom they can consider.
Chelsea defenders, Reece James and Antonio Rudiger, are reportedly on track to be 100 percent fit after the international break.
Arsenal great Alan Smith has admitted that he had his doubts about whether Tammy Abraham would be able to make it. The youngster has exceeded expectations this season as he has so far scored eight goals from eight League games. He has drawn comparisons to Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney as well as Chelsea legend Didier Drogba.
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 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.
Tammy Abraham is currently doing a fine job leading the line for Chelsea in the Premier League. The Englishman has established himself as a star talent in England’s top-flight. At the rate that he is currently going, he should even be able to make the England squad for the European Championships next year as cover for Harry Kane.
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.
Callum Hudson-Odoi has reportedly reached an agreement with Chelsea over signing a new deal and will now be set to remain at Stamford Bridge until the summer of 2024.
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.
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.
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.
Former Liverpool captain Phil Thompson has said that Chelsea manager Frank Lampard was correct by choosing to sell David Luiz to Arsenal. The Brazilian moved across London in a surprise deal which will no doubt leave a bitter taste in the months of many Chelsea fans. Arsenal fans may view it as a bit of revenge for when the Blues snapped up Ashley Cole from them during the summer of 2006.
Arsenal legend Nigel Winterburn believes that David Luiz should be made captain of the Gunners. The Brazilian controversially left Chelsea to join Arsenal this summer in an £8 million deal. He will help to solidify Unai Emery’s sides defence following the departure of Laurent Koscielny.
Former Chelsea goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini has been given a role with the club’s developmental team after being left out of Frank Lampard’s backroom, according to a report published by the London Evening Standard.
Chelsea winger Kenedy has revealed that he is thankful to Newcastle United and Rafael Benitez for the time that he got to spend on loan with the Magpies last season. Kenedy and Benitez appeared to have had a good relationship. The youngster initially joined the Toon Army for the second half of the 2017/18 season. He went on to impress during that time as he scored two Premier League goals from 13 appearances.
Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley remains confident that his club will be able to win games during the upcoming season in spite of the absence of Eden Hazard. Hazard ended his several year stint with the Blues this summer and joined Los Blancos for a fee which could rise to as much as €130 million.
Controversial Chelsea legend Ashley Cole has named current Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti as the greatest coach that he played under. It was under the Italian that the former England international feels that he played the best football of his career. The 60-year-old Ancelotti managed the Blues between 2009-2011. He managed to lead the club to one Premier League title and one FA Cup before being sacked with a win percentage of 61.57%.
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.