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Jim

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  1. Chelsea have left the decision on the future of Willian down to new head coach Frank Lampard, who will have the final say. A lot will depend on whether Lampard feels that he has enough options left at the club to cover the depth in those positions. Willian has also had disagreements on a new […]View the full article
  2. Chelsea forward Daishawn Redan is apparently close to a €2.5m move to the Bundesliga, where he will join Hertha Berlin. That’s according to reports on Sky Sports, backed up by claims closer to the source in the form of Kicker in Germany. It’s a move that has caught some people out, although if you’ve been […]View the full article
  3. When Chelsea announced Frank Lampard as the new head coach earlier this month, there was a real feel around the club that all of a sudden, the young players would now have the best chance ever to break into the first team setup. With Lampard alongside Jody Morris, as well as the transfer ban issue, […]View the full article
  4. Chelsea managers generally don’t last long in their jobs, and the plea often entered in their defence is that they didn’t get the players who they wanted, to compliment their style. That was the case when Maurizio Sarri went, plenty were saying he didn’t have enough of the technical players he needed to succeed playing […]View the full article
  5. Being a great footballer is largely about having the ability in the first place, and getting better and better. However, having the right attitude makes up a lot of the programming to become one of the best around. If you have the right attitude, desire, and mentality to succeed in life (not just football), your […]View the full article
  6. Frank Lampard has today confirmed that Ethan Ampadu will be going out on loan this season, after it was noticed that the youngster had not travelled to Japan with the rest of the team. Speaking in his press conference over there this morning, Lampard admitted that the young Wales international was back in England finding […]View the full article
  7. Frank Lampard spoke to the media in Japan on Tuesday morning and received questions regarding the future of highly rated 18-year old Ethan Ampadu. The Welsh international spent most of last season as a bit part player, mainly featuring for the development squad. But Lampard has confirmed that the youngster is now likely to spend […]View the full article
  8. Chelsea have been criticised over recent years for their use of the youth academy, which is rated as one of the best in the world. Young players come in at the mere age of eight with the hope of one day turning out for their beloved football club week in week out in front of […]View the full article
  9. Chelsea have been criticised over recent years for their use of the youth academy, which is rated as one of the best in the world. Young players come in at the mere age of eight with the hope of one day turning out for their beloved football club week in week out in front of […]View the full article
  10. Chelsea today confirmed that Mason Mount had signed a new 5 year contract with the club, keeping him on their books until at least 2024. That pairs up perfectly with Ruben Loftus-Cheek, another academy graduate who was given a monster new deal of equal duration just a few weeks ago. The two of them will […]View the full article
  11. Over the years, the Stamford Bridge faithful have grown used to seeing a host of players who are able to pop up with a goal from out of nowhere. The blues have always been gifted with players like Frank Lampard, Michael Essien, Michael Ballack and Oscar just to name a few, who have that ability […]View the full article
  12. Chelsea have three senior strikers going into this season, with Tammy Abraham, Olivier Giroud and Michy Batshuayi ready to compete to be Frank Lampard’s number one. All have scored goals at points in their careers, but none is 100% convincing for the senior job. Giroud hasn’t been prolific enough for us, despite some good games […]View the full article
  13. As the Chelsea team set off for Ireland a week ago, we wrote that Billy Gilmour was going to be one of the most exciting things about this trip. In reality, things went even better than expected. We thought he would get some minutes, but certainly didn’t expect him to play 90 over 2 games. […]View the full article
  14. The training camp Frank Lampard has had in Ireland this week was attended by an almost ridiculous quantity of players, now slashed by 8 as some youngsters returned to England. The full list included centre back Marc Guehi and Dujon Sterling, who started against Bohemians on Wednesday. Trevoh Chalobah, Izzy Brown, Ike Ugbo, Conor Gallagher […]View the full article
  15. Michy Batshuayi scored Chelsea’s only goal of the game during our pre-season opener against Bohemians in Dublin. He needs to be our starting striker this term. Batshuayi has threatened to break into the Chelsea starting eleven in the past, but neither Antonio Conte or Maurizio Sarri appeared to value what he had to offer. A […]View the full article
  16. Frank Lampard gave us a clear indication of what formation he will be using this season during our 1-1 draw against Bohemians on Wednesday night. Chelsea used a 4-3-3 system throughout last season, the exact same setup that Maurizio Sarri enjoyed so much success with during his time as Napoli manager. However, the Italian was […]View the full article
  17. The arrival of Frank Lampard as manager appears to have breathed fresh life into Chelsea in a number of ways, not least in regards to the younger players at the club. With a whole raft of young players on the books, there is a feeling Lampard will look to within the Chelsea ranks rather than automatically […]View the full article
  18. Eden Hazard, the man powering two title wins and two Europa League triumphs since arriving at Stamford Bridge in 2012, was pried away from London at the start of the summer. With Frank Lampard now at the helm, just who can he get to fill Hazard’s boots? A lot can change between now and the […]View the full article
  19. A lot of Chelsea fans were very excited by the prospect of seeing Billy Gilmour on this tour, and they got a full 45 minutes tonight against Bohemians. The young Scot is only 18, and very slight, although his growth spurt over the last year has been notable. Despite his lack of size, he came […]View the full article
  20. It was only a friendly. It was only a semi pro team. It’s only the 10th of July. But with a new manager, every minute counts, and Michy Batshuayi got himself off to the best possible start under Frank Lampard when he opened the scoring for Chelsea against Bohemians tonight. The Belgian has made his […]View the full article
  21. Chelsea’s preseason friendly against Bohemians today is going to really just be a warmup. Half the players have only had a day or two of training, most of them have never played together before. Yet still, with so much excitement about Frank Lampard and some of the returning loan players, there’s a lot of desire […]View the full article
  22. Chelsea’s preseason is underway, and today’s footage from Chelsea’s official club channels has shown the full group of 30+ getting stuck into the first organised games of the season. It’s a hectic mix of returning loanees, young players and established first team regulars. Forgotten players like Lucas Piazon and Izzy Brown compete with talented youngsters […]View the full article
  23. Chelsea have just announced on their official website that Alvaro Morata will join Atletico permanently once his loan deal finishes next summer. It’s a move that suits all parties. The player was desperate to go, his new club were happy with his performances since he arrived in January and needed to secure a striker long […]View the full article
  24. Sky Sports have this morning reported that Danny Drinkwater, along with Michy Batshuayi, will get the chance to change their fortunes at Chelsea this summer. While that may be the case for Michy, who plays in a position which is very much up for grabs; Drinkwater is in a much longer queue. The £35m signing […]View the full article
  25. Chelsea’s Top Earners Don’t Crack the Top 20 Chelsea’s two highest earning players are goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga and midfielder N’Golo Kante, earning an impressive $9.7 million per year or roughly $187,000 per week from their base salary. While a staggering amount of money, these wages don’t even crack the top 20 top earners in football! […]View the full article