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Blow for Chelsea in pursuit of Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz
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Blow for Chelsea in pursuit of Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz

Chelsea have already seen the arrivals of Hakim Ziyech from Ajax and Timo Werner from RB Leipzig ahead of the 2020/21 season. They've been heavily linked with Bayern Leverkusen's Kai Havertz in a deal that sources claim is as good as done. However, the Blues have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of the midfielder as Bayern Leverkusen have insisted that Kai Havterz won't leave until they are done with their Europa League exertions next month. Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is keen to secure a deal for the 21-year-old so he can settle quickly in West London in preparation for the upcoming season which begins in September. However, Leverkusen director Rudi Voller has revealed that nothing is cast in stone and that Havertz will participate in the climax of the Europa League. READ: Ba...
Abraham seemingly takes a swipe at Lampard’s attack-minded tactics
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Abraham seemingly takes a swipe at Lampard’s attack-minded tactics

Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has seemingly taken a swipe at manager Frank Lampard after the Blues were thrashed 3 nil by Sheffield United on Saturday. Speaking shortly after the game whose result put their top 4 hopes in doubt, the forward admitted that Chelsea's tactics were too attack-minded and left the defense vulnerable. Although he did not outrightly criticize Frank Lampard's tactical decisions, his comments insinuated that the way the game was approached contributed to the defeat. In an interview with Stadium Astro, in quotes by Metro, when asked if Chelsea needed a change in style, he replied: “Yeah, of course it’s fair. “We know that ourselves, we throw so many bodies forward. “We’re very vulnerable when we lose the ball higher up the pitch and that’s something ...
Chelsea pushing for nine subs when Project Restart resumes
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Chelsea pushing for nine subs when Project Restart resumes

Chelsea are pushing for the number of substitutes in games to be increased to nine for the remainder of the 2019/20 Premier League season according to reports. Premier League action is set to return on June 17, making it more than three months of no action due to the COVID-19 pandemic which resulted in the suspension of the round leather game. The Premier League's Project Restart was approved last week and various reports now suggest that the Stamford Bridge outfit are pushing for an increase in the size of the matchday squad from 18 players to 20. This will allow two more players to sit on the bench, thereby increasing the manager's substitute options. It is believed that the Premier League were already preparing to discuss allowing five players to be introduced in a game agai...
Two top European clubs trying to sign Jorginho, says Agent
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Two top European clubs trying to sign Jorginho, says Agent

The agent of Chelsea midfielder Jorginho has claimed that two top European clubs are trying to sign the player. It can be recalled that the Italy international faced difficulties in his first season at Stamford Bridge after the £57million move from Napoli in 2018. However, he has turned his Chelsea career around and established himself as one of the key players under Frank Lampard. He's now the Blues' vice-captain and has started 32 games in all competitions this season. Jorginho has been linked with a summer move to Juventus, who are currently managed by former Napoli and Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri. His agent Joao Santos in a chat with Radio Musica Television said:  “If you ask me if Sarri likes Jorginho, I’d say ‘yes’ due to their history. “I can’t say anything about the tra...
Chelsea want €40m for Emerson Palmieri
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Chelsea want €40m for Emerson Palmieri

Chelsea are ready to sell Emerson Palmieri but only if the valuation of €40m is met as reports of interest from the likes of Juventus and Inter Milan continue to circulate. A report by The Sun suggested that Chelsea are considering a summer swoop for Leicester defender Ben Chilwell and it is believed that he could be a replacement for Emerson. Therefore, the idea might be to offload the Italian and use some of the funds to ensure a move for Chilwell who is valued at £50m. Emerson, 25, is open to a return to Serie A according to Calciomercato although he's happy in London. Therefore, it would take around €40m to convince Chelsea to let go of the left-back as they are not desperate to see him leave. READ: Sheffield United are the surprise package in the Premier League Juventu...
Inter Milan eye moves for Chelsea defensive duo
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Inter Milan eye moves for Chelsea defensive duo

Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is reportedly interested in signing the duo of Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri for Inter Milan. The left-back position has been a major concern for Frank Lampard this season as he has had to choose between the duo. Emerson has made 18 appearances while Marcos Alonso has made 20 appearances, yet, their consistency and performance have been questioned this season. According to The Sun, Chelsea are targeting Leicester's Ben Chilwell and Lampard will have to offload some bodies in that position to create space for any new left-back. READ: Tough times under Mourinho made Rashford a better player Calciomercato have reported via the paper edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport that Inter Milan are considering moves for Alonso and Emerson with Conte k...
Sergeant Lampard to force Emerson away from Chelsea
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Sergeant Lampard to force Emerson away from Chelsea

Chelsea fullback Emerson Palmieri wants to quit the club this summer due to Frank Lampard's management style according to reports in Italy. The 25-year-old left-back has made 18 appearances for the Blues this season but played no part in the last 5 Premier League games before the suspension of the season. In that time, he made the bench just once as Lampard preferred Marcos Alonso on the left side. The Italy international's contract runs till 2022 but he has been frustrated with his situation and Tuttosport have claimed that Emerson sees Lampard as a sergeant and is not happy with the Englishman's level of control over his players. Meanwhile, Italy boss Roberto Mancini recently asked Emerson to leave Chelsea if he wanted to give himself the best chance of playing in the Euros. Mancin...
Mason Mount apologizes to Lampard after breaking self-isolation orders
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Mason Mount apologizes to Lampard after breaking self-isolation orders

Mason Mount has issued an apology to Chelsea boss Frank Lampard after playing football publicly with Declan Rice despite being ordered by Chelsea to be in self-isolation due to the Coronavirus outbreak. The 21-year-old England international was spotted participating in a kick-around with the West Ham midfielder in Barnet on Sunday. It can be recalled that Chelsea's first-team squad and coaching staff were ordered to self-isolate after Callum Hudson-Odoi tested positive for the virus last week. READ: Arsenal and Spurs to battle for Getafe’s Cucurella According to MailOnline, Mount has personally apologized to Frank Lampard through a phone call and has also been reminded of his responsibilities alongside the rest of the squad. However, Rice hasn't been placed on any restrictions by ...
Lampard confirms injuries to key duo after FA Cup win against Liverpool
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Lampard confirms injuries to key duo after FA Cup win against Liverpool

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has confirmed that Mateo Kovacic and Willian both suffered Achilles injuries in Tuesday's FA Cup 2 nil win over Liverpool at Stamford Bridge. Kovacic was replaced by Mason Mount after 42 minutes after he limped off following a duel with Sadio Mane, while Willian who scored the opener for the Blues with a shot that was spilled by Adrian went off six minutes into the second half. "Both have got an Achilles’ issue," Lampard confirmed after the game. GET THE LATEST FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS FOR TODAY Live Football Streaming Over 1.5 Goals predictions for today BTTS Tips for today "Willian hopefully is not too bad, that is what he is reporting there so we will see how he is tomorrow. Kovacic’s feels slightly worse. Hopefully not too drastic, so we’ll s...
Team news – Chelsea travel to face Bournemouth. Who starts?
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Team news – Chelsea travel to face Bournemouth. Who starts?

Frank Lampard has confirmed that his side will miss several key players when they face Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday, as he looks for his players to bounce back from the crushing UCL defeat to Bayern Munich at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea will be without 4 players and this will likely affect the formation that will be deployed by the English manager. The likes of Christian Pulisic, Callum Hudson-Odoi, N'Golo Kante and Tammy Abraham are on the sidelines for this game. Pulisic has not played for the Blues since New Year's Day and is battling to recover from a groin injury. Hudson-Odoi is recovering from a hamstring injury while Kante is working on recovering from an adductor injury. He added that Tammy Abraham's condition is frustrating as the striker appeared on course for...