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At about 0:18, he says "alot of nice bitches". Must have seen Eva :eyebrows:

Already looking every bit like a winning midfield pair!

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Lampard reveals Van Ginkel complications


The 26-year-old last featured in a game back in May 2018 for PSV Eindhoven. Since then the midfielder has undergone surgery on a major knee issue.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has now revealed on the club’s website that van Ginkel has suffered complications during surgery and there is no return date for the Dutchman.

He said, “Marco is a long-term injury because he’s had some complications with knee surgery. I feel for him because it’s not a nice place to be as a player when you have repetitive long spells out injured.

“His demeanour is as good as it can be, he’s at the training ground working every hour of the day and we’ll give him time to get on with his rehab.”

Van Ginkel’s contract with Chelsea expires in the summer.


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Completely forgot he’s still with us. Seems like he will be off our books in the summer. He was quite promising when he joined us but his injury record contributed to the fact he didn’t manage to settle anywhere he played over the years.

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Completely forgot he’s still with us. Seems like he will be off our books in the summer. He was quite promising when he joined us but his injury record contributed to the fact he didn’t manage to settle anywhere he played over the years.

He was completely settled at PSV, he was their captain, led them to the title, played magnificently,  they were going to buy him, then he destroyed his knee.

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Dutch midfielder not ruling out Chelsea stay despite 2 Premier League appearances in 6 years

Marco Van Ginkel has endured a hugely frustrating six-year spell at Stamford Bridge.


MARCO VAN GINKEL has admitted to having “gone through dark times” at Chelsea, but insists he is “not a quitter” and that he could end up staying at the club beyond the end of his current contract.

The 27-year-old midfielder moved to Stamford Bridge from Vitesse back in 2013, signing a five-year contract with the Blues after emerging as one of the most promising young players in the Netherlands.

Unfortunately, the Dutchman has since been unable to establish himself in Chelsea’s first team, with a series of serious injuries cutting short his progress.

Van Ginkel was sent out on loan to AC Milan, Stoke and PSV so that he could get some regular minutes under his belt, with his best performances coming while at the Philips Stadion in Eindhoven.

He helped PSV win the 2017-18 Eredivisie title, but was forced to undergo surgery that summer after suffering anterior cruciate ligament damage.

Van Ginkel spent 18 months on the sidelines before returning to first-team training in November, with it now his main ambition to get back to full fitness as quickly as possible as his injury nightmare draws to a close.

While opening up on his recovery, Van Ginkel credited his current club for their support behind the scenes, after offering an insight into the mental strength he has had to develop to get through a hugely frustrating period.

You get dispirited when you hear everything has to be done again,” he told NOS. “I needed a new surgery, but didn’t know when. My knee needed flushing out to get rid of that infection, so I had three surgeries in six days.

“That was quite an event, but infections like that could end your career. I wasn’t thinking about that, though. The flushing out helped me a lot, but I had to wait four to five months before I could get going again. That was a long time. I have gone through dark times.

“I usually am a very positive minded person. The people around me always supported me, as does Chelsea. I won’t give up easy, because I’m not a quitter. Of course, I had some very bad days, though.”

The former Vitesse starlet has only four senior appearances for Chelsea to his name to date, with his existing contract at the Bridge set to expire at the end of the season.



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Feel sorry for the guy.

Had huge potential IMO, very rounded and I think even under Mourinho at first he could have maybe made his way in a bit more than many expected because he had that physical profile as well as technical. Maybe not for definites but I do feel he would have been solid enough to do a good job in a Mourinho team.

His loan at PSV he looked very comfortable and a real driving force for them but its probably too late for him now although who knows, if he was fit to train, maybe hed be an option? I dont think he would be any worse than Bakayoko, Barkley or Drinkwater in all honesty.

I think if he was 100% fit and had his injury troubles behind him, Frank would let him get a chance for sure to show what he could do although I doubt he would be displacing Kante, Kova or Jorginho regularly. As a squad player though? Someone who can play as a 6, 8 or even further up? Wouldnt be the worst option. 

A shame though, I know pre seasons nothing but getting match fitness and trying things out but I really liked the look of him when he signed if I am honest. Looked like he could have been like a Michael Ballack sort of guy, someone who could do everything. Maybe not to that level, maybe nowhere near because he was outstanding but definitely end up as a capable enough player.

Maybe if he gets fit a fresh start at another club would do him the world of good too. 

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40 minutes ago, Vesper said:

lol, I am fine with this, as long as he gets healthy (finally) and then we can sell him on

same for Kenedy


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27-year-old Chelsea outcast set for Stamford Bridge exit despite signing new contract


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Marco van Ginkel expected to be loaned out next season

It is easy to forget that Dutch midfielder Marco van Ginkel is still a Chelsea player.

The 27-year-old has featured just four times for the club since joining in 2013. Nicknamed the next Frank Lampard, the youngster arrived at Stamford Bridge as the reigning Dutch Talent of the Year.

Much was expected of the player when he made his move to Stamford Bridge. Injuries have a funny way of ruining what could have been a special career.

Out injured for two years now, the Dutchman’s contract was supposed to expire this summer. Chelsea have, however, offered him a new lease of life and extended his stay by another year.


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PSV confirm intention to sign Marco van Ginkel after Chelsea pass on extension


FC Utrecht v PSV - Dutch Eredivisie

Marco van Ginkel returned to familiar grounds at PSV Eindhoven this season to complete his knee rehab and return to playing after a two-year absence. It was always understood, if not explicitly said, that his latest loan to the Eredivisie giants was with a view towards a permanent move.

And it sounds like that is indeed what will be happening, with Van Ginkel doing relatively well on the pitch and Chelsea doing the right thing to let the 28-year-old go for free by passing on a contract extension option. PSV technical manager, John de Jong has now confirmed the situation as well.

“I think you are always looking for the ideal balance of leadership, mentality and talent. It is nice to see how Marco van Ginkel has returned and that he can handle the level. We know what trajectory he comes from and I am happy to see that he is doing so well.”

“When you talk about leadership and character, he is an example. Because of that last week with three games in eight days, everyone now has the feeling that they can handle the load. I think it is very logical that we will discuss a contract with him.”

“This also depends on the financial conditions, of course. We have waited until the moment he would be transfer-free or not. Chelsea had the chance to exercise an option until May 15, and to our knowledge that did not happen. Marco seems very satisfied and would like to continue. I assume that we will come together, but you never know for sure in advance.”

John de Jong; source: Eindhovens Dagblad 

Van Ginkel’s best performances since joining Chelsea way back in 2013 have come while on loan at PSV, and a permanent move there should indeed be the ideal solution for all parties involved.

Good luck, Marco!

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