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Mason Mount is a force that has come to stay
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Mason Mount is a force that has come to stay

The transfer ban against Chelsea did them a lot of good and continues to do so even after the departure of Frank Lampard. The Englishman was tasked with managing the Blues during the torrid period of no major acquisitions and he chose to stick with one young English player who has proven that he has the quality to thrive on the biggest stage if handed the opportunity. Chelsea have never been known to rely on players from their academy but had no choice but to do so in the 2019/20 football season as the likes of Tammy Abraham, Fikayo Tomori, Reece James, and Mason Mount took up important roles in the team. Mason Mount was one player who never got the credit he deserved in his first season as a regular first-team player at Stamford Bridge. Many pundits and fans believed that he was ...
Is this Chelsea’s funny formula for winning the UCL twice?
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Is this Chelsea’s funny formula for winning the UCL twice?

It's no more news that Chelsea emerged victoriously against Manchester City in the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League at the Estadio do Dragao last Saturday with a 1 nil win via a well-taken goal by supposed generational talent Kai Havertz. Pep Guardiola and his men were favorites for the trophy but found themselves wanting against a very disciplined and resolute Chelsea side under the tutelage of German manager Thomas Tuchel. This came as a little shock though considering how both sides ended their domestic season. Regardless, we want to look into how Chelsea won the UEFA Champions League twice with an unforeseen strange and funny formula. GET THE BEST FREE FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS FOR TODAY 2012 UCL TRIUMPH Chelsea first won the UCL in 2012 against all odds against Bayern Munich at...
Frank Lampard leading the race for Premier League job
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Frank Lampard leading the race for Premier League job

Former Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is on the shortlist of names that will replace Roy Hodgson as Crystal Palace manager in the summer if the Eagles decide it is time to part ways with their veteran boss when his contract expires. Roy Hodgson's current deal expires in the summer and although a final decision is yet to be made, Palace are considering their best options as a replacement for the English manager who turns 74 in August. A report by The Telegraph suggests that a shortlist has been drawn at Selhurst Park and that Lampard is topping the list. Other candidates on the list include Burnley's Sean Dyche and former Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe who still remains out of a job despite being consistently linked with the job at Celtic. READ: Blues were unlucky against Arsenal bu...
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Tammy Abraham defends Rudiger, quashes rumors

Tammy Abraham has defended teammate Antonio Rudiger after suggestions arose that the German defender was one of those responsible for the sacking of former Chelsea manager Frank Lampard. Lampard's contract at Chelsea was terminated on Monday after a series of poor results and performances in the Premier League. He has since been replaced by German manager Thomas Tuchel. Numerous reports emerged that Rudiger was among those causing unrest in the dressing room, which eventually resulted in the dismissal of the English manager. There were also speculations that he clashed with Blues captain Cesar Azpilicueta. However, Abraham took to Twitter on Tuesday evening to quash the rumors. He posted on Twitter saying: "Hearing some mad stuff about @ToniRudiger on social media today. Comple...
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Two Chelsea players clashed multiple times in training

Frank Lampard was relieved of his duties as Chelsea manager on Monday morning to the surprise of many folks who didn't see it coming this soon, especially after the victory against Luton Town in the FA Cup. The Englishman's last Premier League game in charge was the 2 nil defeat to Leicester City at the King Power Stadium. The Blues are currently ninth in the Premier League and 5 points off the top 4 places. As expected, his dismissal has left the fanbase divided due to his legendary status at the club as many thought that he would be given time to turn fortunes around. However, Roman Abramovich had seen enough and was having none of it. Recent reports reveal that other dressing room issues may have contributed to his sack. A report by The Telegraph suggests that Antonio Rudige...
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Lampard and Chelsea; Loyalty in football favors the bosses

This is a sentimental post! Regardless, it's a no brainer that loyalty only favors the bosses in the game of football. In this case, the bosses are the football clubs and managers, and the scenarios are football clubs versus managers and managers versus players. The latest incident that gives credence to this thought is the Chelsea versus Frank Lampard news that has been making the rounds for hours. The fact is, the bosses are only loyal to you when all is well, but will immediately turn their backs on you when the going gets tough. This has been the case for years in the round leather game. Chelsea have fired club legend, Frank Lampard, from his managerial role at Stamford Bridge, and Thomas Tuchel is expected to be his replacement according to reports. I agree that results ma...
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Chelsea and Lampard in chaos as Leicester go top

Chelsea fell like a pack of cards against Brendan Rodgers' Leicester as the home side beat them 2 nil in the Premier League at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday night. The result means that the Foxes are now Premier League leaders although the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool, and Manchester City are yet to play. Frank Lampard's men have now lost 4 of their last 5 away games in the Premier League with the 1 being the 1 nil win against newly promoted and relegation-threatened London neighbors Fulham. Even at that, the win at Craven Cottage was a hard-fought one despite the home side being a man down for most of the game. Before then, Chelsea had beaten Morecambe in the FA Cup and maybe folks would have thought they were gradually returning to winning ways. READ: Fulham have...
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Fulham have improved and Lampard should be worried

Chelsea have been struggling recently in the Premier League and it seems Arsenal passed the poor form disease to the Blues after beating them at the Emirates in the league some weeks back. The Blues have seen themselves drop down the table and something has to be done immediately before the struggles get out of hand. It's no more news that they beat Morecambe 4 nil in the FA Cup but this result can't be used to judge if the Blues have weathered the storm or not. Regardless, Frank Lampard and his men should know that they'll have a game in their hands when they travel to face newly-promoted neighbors Fulham at Craven Cottage. READ: United show title credentials by going top of the Premier League If the recent improvement by Scott Parker's men is anything to go by, then Chelse...
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Lampard defends duo and compares them to Hazard

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has come to the defense of under-fire duo Timo Werner and Kai Havertz after they scored against Morecambe in the FA Cup on Sunday and compared them to Eden Hazard. Werner and Havertz have struggled recently but played their parts in the FA Cup 4 nil victory on Sunday.  The German striker's goal was his first goal in 13 games in all competitions while Havertz has not been top-notch since he suffered from coronavirus at the early stages of the season. Lampard has been under pressure recently due to the poor form of both players but jumped to their defense after they booked their place in Monday's fourth-round draw. The Englishman made reference to Eden Hazard's time at Chelsea, stating that the Belgian took some time before fully settling in at Stamford...
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Gunners thrashing highlights Blues’ recent poor away form

December has been a frustrating month for Frank Lampard and Chelsea in the Premier League, and more so with the 3:1 loss to an out-of-sorts Arsenal team on boxing day. The Blues have been inconsistent away from home and have now lost 3 in a row to Everton, Wolves, and Mikel Arteta's Arsenal. Arsenal had been struggling for weeks in the Premier League but still took the Blues to the cleaners even with an unfamiliar line-up. It was a game where their London rivals were supposed favorites for all three points. The Blues who have been impressive since Edouard Mendy replaced Kepa Arrizabalaga are now struggling for goals, and have been very poor on the road. GET THE LATEST FREE FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS HERE Further proof of their disastrous away-form is the result against Arsenal who...