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Zola – Petr Cech can still perform for Chelsea
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Zola – Petr Cech can still perform for Chelsea

Former Chelsea star Gianfranco Zola is certain that Petr Cech can still perform for the Blues at the highest level after the retired shot-stopper was included in the club's Premier League squad for the season. The inclusion was initially seen as a mistake but the club confirmed that his inclusion was correct. It can be recalled that Cech returned to Chelsea last summer in a managerial but has now become a player again. Cech is currently serving as Chelsea's technical and performance adviser but will provide emergency cover in the goalkeeping position which includes the likes of Edouard Mendy, Kepa Arrizabalaga, and Willy Caballero. READ: Klopp and Carragher clash due to no replacement for Van Dijk “Petr Cech has been included in the squad as emergency goalkeeper cover,” read a ...
Chilwell says keeping a clean sheet was a must against Sevilla
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Chilwell says keeping a clean sheet was a must against Sevilla

Chelsea left-back Ben Chilwell has admitted that the Blues knew eyes were on them in the game against Sevilla in the UEFA Champions League, following their collapse against Southampton in the Premier League last weekend. The Blues played out a barren draw against visitors Sevilla at Stamford Bridge in their first game of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League. New goalie Edouard Mendy and veteran defender Thiago Silva returned to the starting lineup after the poor showing in defense against the Saints. The English fullback accepts the criticisms that came after the performance and noted the pressure on them ahead of the game against Sevilla. “The important thing was the clean sheet,” he said. “We knew people would be looking at us after conceding three goals at the weekend and I thi...
UCL Preview – Can Chelsea start off on a high against Sevilla?
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UCL Preview – Can Chelsea start off on a high against Sevilla?

Chelsea welcome Sevilla to Stamford Bridge on Tuesday for their first group game of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League. This is preceded by their capitulation against Southampton in the same venue a few days ago in the Premier League. The Blues looked to have the game under control till a mistake from Kai Havertz saw the Saints pull one back in the closing stages of the first half after a Timo Werner brace. The game eventually ended 3 all to Chelsea's disadvantage, as they were 2 nil up just before halftime. Frank Lampard and his men will turn their attentions to the UEFA Champions League as Julen Lopetegui and his men come visiting, off the back of a 1 nil La Liga loss to Granada away from home. The two sides are the favorites in the group on paper and should do enough to progress...
Top 10 imports for the 2020/21 Premier League season
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Top 10 imports for the 2020/21 Premier League season

Premier League action returns this weekend with some cracking fixtures. Regardless, all eyes will be on some of the high profile imports to England as they go about their business on the pitch.  Some of the new players have hit the ground running while some are still warming up to the style of football in the Premier League.  We wait to see how they prove their skills and consistency as Premier League football returns this week. Here are our top 10 new imports to the Premier League for the 2020/21 season in no particular order, and we wait to see how things pan out for them at their various clubs this season. Kai Havertz - Chelsea The 21-year-old German international has been described as a generational talent. He arrived at Chelsea this summer after impressing with Bayern Leve...
Chelsea tried to sign Ter Stegen from Barcelona
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Chelsea tried to sign Ter Stegen from Barcelona

Chelsea now have the likes of Edouard Mendy, Kepa Arrizabalaga, and veteran Willy Caballero as goalkeepers who will battle for a regular place between the sticks this season.  However, reports have emerged that the Blues approached to sign Marc-Andre ter Stegen from Barcelona before settling for newcomer Edouard Mendy. Frank Lampard prioritized signing a goalkeeper in the summer transfer window after Kepa failed to convince the Englishman with his performances between the sticks last season. The Spain international was not very convincing and this resulted in him being dropped for a period including the FA Cup final last season. READ: It seems Sheffield United have been found out The Blues were on the search for a new shot-stopper but it became clear that letting go of Kepa...
Who is to blame for Chelsea’s defensive woes?
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Who is to blame for Chelsea’s defensive woes?

The 2020/21 Premier League season will see clubs and managers face lots of criticisms, and this is already the case after a few games into the season. One of the bearers of major criticisms this season will surely be Chelsea boss Frank Lampard with regards to the defensive mediocrity of his side thus far. The Chelsea backline have been poor thus far with just one clean sheet and major average performances in defense. The clean sheet was not even down to the Blues' defensive prowess but to Willy Caballero's decent show against Championship side Barnsley that created some good chances in the EFL Cup game. The veteran Argentine shot-stopper was hailed after the game but saw himself conceding three goals in the first 30 minutes of the Premier League game against newly-promoted side...
Time will tell if Kai Havertz’ EFL cup hat-trick was a fluke or not
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Time will tell if Kai Havertz’ EFL cup hat-trick was a fluke or not

Chelsea's new boy Kai Havertz will be on the news for the right reasons in the coming days after netting a hattrick for the Blues in the EFL Cup game against Championship side Barnsley at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night. This will be a major relief for the club and the young German who heaved a sigh of relief after scoring his first goal for the Blues. The German has been under scrutiny, mostly due to his huge price tag since his arrival at Chelsea. Havertz was average at best in his first competitive game for the Blues. It was his side's 2020/21 Premier League opener away at the Amex against Brighton which they won 3:1. It was a game that saw the German give a long pass to the linesman and this has been the highlight of his Chelsea performances up till now though it's just 2 g...
Chelsea vs Liverpool preview – First big game of the season
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Chelsea vs Liverpool preview – First big game of the season

It's still early days in the 2020/21 Premier League season with the Matchday 2's fixtures yet to be executed, but we have a cracker on our hands already as Chelsea will welcome defending Champions Liverpool to Stamford Bridge on Sunday. I'm sure a good number of football fans can still recollect how the last Premier League game between these two sides panned out although it was at Anfield. A whopping eight goals were scored the last time they met with the Reds emerging victoriously with a 5:3 win in an enthralling game. Regardless, both sides will face each other coming off the back of garnering maximum points in their opening game of the season. Liverpool had to rely on an 88th-minute penalty converted by hat-trick hero Mohammed Salah to beat newly-promoted Leeds United 4:3 at An...
How the transfer ban favored Chelsea
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How the transfer ban favored Chelsea

Maurizio Sarri anticipated a sinking ship at Chelsea after they were hit with a transfer ban and made the move to Juventus in an unexpected departure. This left the Blues with an uncertain future and they had to settle down with a rookie Frank Lampard who took over, after just one professional-managerial season with Championship side Derby County. The future didn't appear to hold much for Chelsea, and more so with the departure of the talismanic Belgian Eden Hazard who jumped ship to Real Madrid in what he described as a dream move. With Frank Lampard at the helm amid a transfer ban, there were doubts on if Lampard and his boys would finish in the top 4. The Englishman came in and put some reliance on youth players like Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount, Fikayo Tomori, James Reece, Billy...
Blues eye one of three goalies in likely final summer deal
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Blues eye one of three goalies in likely final summer deal

Chelsea have established themselves as one of the busiest clubs in transfer dealings in recent times with the acquisition of Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Malang Sarr, Xavier Mbuyamba, Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva, and most recently the highly sought-after Kai Havertz. The Blues are now looking to complete their summer dealings with the acquisition of a goalkeeper to provide competition for Kepa Arrizabalaga. The Blues paid an initial club record £72m fee for Havertz and this took their summer spending spree beyond £200m. Kai Havertz put pen to paper on a five-year deal and is Frank Lampard's seventh summer signing. READ: Big clubs eying Depay as Barca reportedly agree a fee with Lyon The English manager now needs a goalkeeper having seemingly lost faith in Kepa towards the end of l...