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Chelsea set to complete Timo Werner deal this weekend

Chelsea are expected to complete their move for Germany international Timo Werner by next week as the deal appears to have been slowed down by logistics of completing a medical with COVID-19 restrictions in place. The RB Leipzig forward's release clause reaches its expiration on Monday with the move already being considered as a major coup for Chelsea boss Frank Lampard. Chelsea have already secured a £37million deal for Hakim Ziyech from Eredivisie giants Ajax since February and they are reportedly confident in securing another deal by signing England international and Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell. READ: Coman ready to fight for a place if Bayern sign Sane One would begin to wonder the source of Chelsea's buoyant transfer kitty. Well, the spending spree is due to thei...
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Abramovich still intimately involved with Chelsea, will fend off bids

Chelsea FC chairman Bruce Buck has revealed that owner Roman Abramovich is still intimately involved with the club and will reject any bargain bids from any investors for its sale. Questions have been raised over his involvement at the club in recent times as the spending power has reduced in comparison to when he newly acquired the outfit. He also attends fewer games in recent times One contributing factor has been the visa issues in Britain as Abramovich was born in Saratov but had to take Israeli citizenship in May 2018 to enable him to remain hands-on in England. The Russian has welcomed offers but has no desire to part with the club and will continue to decide on how things are run at Stamford Bridge to ensure the continued progress of the club. GET THE LATEST FOOTBALL PREDIC...
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Chelsea vs Newcastle United preview – What to expect

Frank Lampard's Chelsea will return to Premier League action when they welcome Steve Bruce's Newcastle United to Stamford Bridge on Saturday. The Magpies are coming off the back of an impressive 1 nil win against Manchester United at the St James' Park and will be hoping to cause an upset against a young Chelsea side. Chelsea, on the other hand, have started winning Premier League games at home and thrashed Southampton 4:1 away from home at the St Mary's stadium just before the international break. Regardless, the Blues will be looking to maintain their winning form at Stamford Bridge and will be hoping for another clean sheet when Steve Bruce's men come calling on Saturday. It can be recalled that Newcastle recently claimed the scalp of Tottenham Hotspur in London and Frank Lampard'...
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How Sarriball will help Frank Lampard at Chelsea

It's no more news that Frank Lampard is now the new boss at Chelsea. The English man was confirmed as the Blues' new boss on Thursday, effectively confirming a goodbye to Maurizio Sarri's Sarriball ahead of the 2019/20 football season. Although it is expected that Frank Lampard will look to infuse his own style of play into the team, his task should be easier as the Blues now have a possession-minded and attacking mentality compared to the rigid defensive side Sarri met in his time. Chelsea were mostly known for rarely keeping the ball, soaking opposition pressure and hitting on the counter before Maurizio Sarri's arrival. The Blues were ruthless on the counter although the ruthlessness seemingly waned under Sarriball. Frank Lampard will have to work on that! READ: Manchester City...
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Hazard – There are things that might make me stay at Chelsea

Chelsea attacker Eden Hazard has hinted that he could remain with the club beyond the end of the ongoing football season. The Belgium international has reportedly refused to sign a new contract at the club leading to speculations that he might be set for a departure, with Real Madrid being a very likely destination. Eden Hazard has now entered the final 18 months of his contract with Chelsea. However, he has pointed out that while he has spoken of his desire to explore options outside England, it doesn't necessarily mean that he's leaving Chelsea. READ: Arsenal fear that Bellerin could be out for the season In a recent chat with France Football, Hazard said: "I've won everything in England, apart from the Community Shield, but that doesn't mean I'm leaving. "I've always said...
Fabregas eager to extend contract at Chelsea
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Fabregas eager to extend contract at Chelsea

Cesc Fabregas has revealed he is eager to sign a new deal and extend his stay at Chelsea. The Spaniard's contract expires next summer and Chelsea are in pole position to decide if he stays or goes. Fabregas has admitted he's enjoying life at Chelsea under new manager Maurizio Sarri despite dropping down the pecking order in the midfield positions at the club. His knee injury at the start of the season played a part in this. Fabregas said: “I’m very open about it (extending his contract)” READ: Enrique – Decision to exclude players is not personal “To be the honest the club has not said anything. At the end of the day I have eight months left and at the moment I’m gone. But I’d love to stay at the club. “I’ve been very happy for the last four years and a half. We’ve had gr...
Hazard and Chelsea thriving in Sarri’s ideology
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Hazard and Chelsea thriving in Sarri’s ideology

Yesterday was one of those days a good number of football fans were waiting for, to ascertain if Chelsea's performance this season has been a fluke, an early season good form rush, or down to the inconsistencies of the teams they've faced thus far. It's no more news that the Blues have a new sheriff in town in Maurizio Sarri. The Italian has been very quick in imprinting his football ideology on a side renowned for being conservative, as well as being masters of the 'park the bus' strategy. No one would have thought that the Blues would transition into Maurizio Sarri's Sarrismo or Sarriball philosophy so quickly as is being witnessed at Stamford Bridge this season. Everyone was of the thought that Sarri would need some time to release the Blues from the shackles of playing defe...
Filipe Luis admits that joining Chelsea was a wrong move
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Filipe Luis admits that joining Chelsea was a wrong move

  Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis has opened up about his brief stay with Chelsea in England and has admitted that it was a wrong move to sign for the Premier League giants. Filipe Luis joined Chelsea in 2014 from Atletico, but left the Blues for the now Metropolitano outfit after struggling to get game time and impress at Stamford Bridge. It can also be recalled that Diego Costa made a similar move after struggling to settle in England. He disclosed the same earlier this year. READ: Aguero says wearing seat belt helped save him in car crash ‘I am happy at Chelsea, I am not necessarily saying that I am happy with my life in London,’ Costa told SFR Sport . However, he didnt struggle on the pitch as he made his mark in the Premier League and helped power Chelsea t...
Chelsea doing just fine without Hazard? How long?
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Chelsea doing just fine without Hazard? How long?

  It’s just six games into the season but a welcome development for Chelsea fans has been witnessed thus far. Formerly, Chelsea had found it difficult to put up interesting and exciting performances without the presence of Hazard on the pitch to play a major role since his arrival at the club. It’s no news that Chelsea had previously struggled to impress significantly in the absence of the Belgian wizard since he made his ‘back then’ big money move from Lille to Stamford Bridge. However, Italian Manager Antonio Conte after his brilliant spell in his first season in the Premier League with Chelsea seems to have found a way to ensure that Chelsea weathers the storm even in the absence of Eden Hazard. Chelsea have won 4, drawn 1 and lost 1 out of six games in the Premier League so ...