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.
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.