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.
Ahead of their Europa League final victory over Arsenal, Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri announced that he would be sorting his future with the club after the game in Baku.
Looking to tie down their prospects, Chelsea are reportedly set to offer Reece James a new long-term deal this summer. The Blues gave the U20 international something to ponder, as the threat of a looming transfer ban lingers on.
Speaking ahead of Arsenal’s Europa League semi-final second-leg tie against Valencia, Petr Cech suggested that potentially facing off against Chelsea during the final game of his career could be “too much”. Arsenal defeated Valencia 4-2 in Spain on Thursday and recorded a 7-3 victory on aggregate. They are now set to face off against their English rivals Chelsea during the Europa League final at the end of the month.
Arsenal and Chelsea are set to compete to land Petr Cech in a coaching role, according to a report published by The Sun.
Willian thinks “every game is a final now” for Chelsea as they bid to bring Champions League football back to Stamford Bridge next season.
Eden Hazard has fired a warning to their Premier League rivals, comparing the top four race to a “hard war” while insisting Chelsea will go all guns blazing until the end of the campaign.
Arsenal legend David Seaman believes that former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger would be the ideal manager to turn around the fortunes of the Blues. The West London giants are once again in a spot of bother this season. They are currently in sixth position on the League standings and look set to miss out on Champions League qualification for a second consecutive season.
Former Chelsea star Joe Cole has advised footballers to join the Blues over Arsenal if they want to win major trophies.
Chelsea were not at the races on Saturday evening as they were comfortably beaten 2-0 by Arsenal at the Emirates.
In comments that may invite backlash from fans of former club Arsenal, Olivier Giroud has claimed that Chelsea are the top team in England.
Alvaro Morata plans to establish himself as the focal point of the Chelsea attack, with the Spanish striker insisting he never considered the prospect of leaving the club.
Former Blues favourite Graeme Le Saux has given his two cents regarding the difference in quality between Chelsea and Arsenal by saying the West London side have got more talent because they paid more for high-calibre players than their North London counterpart.
Saturday’s late kick-off saw one of the biggest games in English football return to the Premier League as Chelsea welcomed the visit of Arsenal. The first half finished 2-2 after the hosts had gone two ahead but despite the Gunners’ best efforts, a one-goal lead was restored in the second half to ensure the points stayed in West London.
The Premier League kicked off last weekend and in one of the most convincing performances of the week, Chelsea beat Huddersfield Town 3-0 at the John Smith’s Stadium. They face Arsenal on Saturday, who were beaten 2-0 in Unai Emery’s first league game against Manchester City. Ahead of Saturday’s late kick-off, we look at the last three meetings between the sides.
With it now appearing likely that Thibaut Courtois will link up with Real Madrid this summer, Chelsea are eying up a sensational move for former Blues hero Petr Cech as his replacement.
Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has offered his backing to Mikel Arteta, as the Spaniard looks poised to be announced as the new manager of Arsenal.
The race for the UEFA Champions League in the Premier League season will go right to the wire as Liverpool, Tottenham and Chelsea are still in the running for the final two places. While whichever side manages to secure third spot will be guaranteed Champions League football next year, if the Blues or Spurs finish fouth, they could miss out on Europe’s elite competition.
Chelsea star Eden Hazard has praised his teammate Olivier Giroud and added that the experience and expertise of the Frenchman will be key to his side’s chances in the FA Cup final.
Chelsea fans have taken to social media to thank outgoing Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger for selling Olivier Giroud in January, as the striker looks set to become the next cult favourite at the Bridge.
Olivier Giroud has insisted that it was an “easy decision” to leave Arsenal and join Chelsea during the January transfer window.
Chelsea could be lining up a shock move for Welsh international midfielder Aaron Ramsey, who has entered the final year of his contract with Arsenal, according to reports.
Olivier Giroud has insisted that he had to leave Arsenal last month as he saw Chelsea as being the “perfect club” for him to continue his career with.
It’s something of a transfer triangle – three players making moves, with each of those moves dependent on the other two.
Chelsea are set to sign Olivier Giroud from Arsenal before the transfer window closes on Wednesday, according to reports.