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Pulisic Sends Out Message To Lampard Following Lack Of Minutes For Chelsea

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Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic insists he feels good about his game despite having been given very little game time by manager Frank Lampard in recent weeks. Speaking whilst on international duty with the United States, the 21-year-old was adamant that he isn’t going to let his lack of minutes affect him, and he believes he …

Chelsea Marksman Set To Be Subject Of A £22m Bid In January

Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi will be the subject of a £22m offer from Crystal Palace in the January transfer window, according to the Sun. The Belgian has been a peripheral figure at the Blues this season and the Eagles are keen to snap up the 26-year-old. He spent the second half of last season on …

Nicol Backs Chelsea To Make Top Four And Gives A Very Surprising Reason Why

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ESPN pundit Steve Nicol is backing Chelsea to finish in the top four this season as he has seen some promising signs of improvement in their defending over the past few weeks. The Blues have the fourth-worst defensive record in the Premier League currently but the former Liverpool full-back says that Frank Lampard has slowly …

‘About Time He Is Desperately Needed’ ‘Huge Boost’ ‘Finally’ Chelsea Fans On Twitter Delighted By Latest Injury Update

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger could make his comeback from injury after the international break, according to the Athletic journalist Simon Johnson. The German international has not bee seen since the 5-2 win against Wolves last month, but the centre-back is said to be happy that he is recovered sufficiently from his groin problem: Small injury …

Redknapp Sets Goal Target For Chelsea Midfielder Who’s “Ice Cool” In Front Of Goal

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Jamie Redknapp is backing Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount to get into double figures for the Blues after an excellent start to the season in front of goal. The 20-year-old already has four goals from his first 11 appearances this campaign, and Redknapp believes the England international has the finishing ability to get on the scoresheet …

BBC Pundit Thinks Chelsea May Soon Have A Fight On Their Hands To Keep Starlet At The Club

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BBC pundit Garth Crooks believes Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham deserves the plaudits for the performances he is currently putting in for the London club. The 21-year-old scored his ninth goal of the season against Southampton yesterday, and Crooks thinks the Blues may have a fight on their hands to keep the forward if he continues …

‘Took Me By Surprise’ ‘Clearly The MotM Performance’ Fans On Twitter Give Credit To Much Maligned Chelsea Ace After Upturn In Form

It is fair to say that Chelsea winger Willian has not always been a favourite amongst the fans but his recent form has been nothing short of superb. Following his goal against Lille in midweek, he put in another excellent display in the 4-1 win against Southampton yesterday. Fans on Twitter are surprised by the …

Nicholas Explains Reason Why Chelsea May Come Unstuck Against Southampton

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Charlie Nicholas does not believe Chelsea will get the three points against Southampton this afternoon as he thinks the Frank Lampard’s young squad may be weighed down by the fixture schedule. The Blues have had four days since their last game versus Lille in the Champions League, and Nicholas feels that the lack of rest …

James Out And Kovacic In: Chelsea’s Predicted XI To Face Southampton

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Chelsea manager Frank Lampard switched to three at the back against Lille, but it is fair to say that they played their best football after going to a back four later in the game. For that reason, Reece James may miss out against Southampton tomorrow. Cesar Azpilicueta is a more a defensive right-back and playing …

Chelsea Lining Up Deal For 18 Year Old Ligue One Stopper When Transfer Ban Is Lifted

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Chelsea are interested in signing Monaco centre-back Benoit Badiashile, according to Le10 Sport. The French publication reports that the Blues are already targeting players ahead of their transfer ban being lifted next summer. With David Luiz having been sold to Arsenal in August, manager Frank Lampard may need another centre-back to strengthen his squad; particularly …

‘Didier Drogba-esque’ Ferdinand Lavishes Praise On Chelsea Ace After Lille Performance

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Rio Ferdinand believes Tammy Abraham is making excellent progress on his game after his performance against Lille on Wednesday night. The TV pundit has not been a big fan of the Chelsea no.9’s hold up play so far this season, but he said he saw a different side of him during the 2-1 win, saying …

Southampton V Chelsea: Match Preview And Betting Odds

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Chelsea manager Frank Lampard would have been delighted with the reaction since the home defeat to Liverpool. A dominant win versus Brighton last weekend was followed up with a hard-fought victory against Lille midweek. Southampton, on the other hand, managed to lose to a Tottenham side who were down to ten men for an hour …

‘What A Performance’ ‘The Best’ ‘Safe Hands’ Fans On Twitter Praise Chelsea Star After Lille Display

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Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga wasn’t the only player who performed well last night against Lille but he made a couple of telling contributions during the 2-1 win. He saved well from Luiz Araujo in the first half, and also saved Fikayo Tomori‘s blushes late on to prevent the Ligue One side from getting a second …

Sarri Keen On Stealing Away Chelsea Talisman, With Juve Prepared To Pay £70m

N'Golo Kante warms up

Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri has asked his club to make a bid for Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante, according to the Daily Mail. The Bianconeri boss rarely makes decisions on signing players, preferring to leave it to his sporting director, but he very keen on landing the Frenchman. He has tasked Juve’s vice-chairman Pavel Nedved with …

Nicholas Predicts How Chelsea Will Fare Against Lille Tonight

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Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas is predicting a tight encounter when Chelsea travel to face Lille in the Champions League group stage match this evening. He believes manager Frank Lampard will go for a more experienced line up than usual in order to get a result away from home, as the Blues looks to continue …

Burley Questions Whether Chelsea Ace Could Leave After Just One Season

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Former Chelsea midfielder Craig Burley believes winger Christian Pulisic may have to consider his future if he isn’t a regular first-team player by the end of the season. The £58m signing has struggled to get game time in recent weeks and has been an unused substitute in four of Chelsea’s last five games, with his …

‘Make Him Captain Already!’ ‘Absolute Baller’ Chelsea Fans All Want 27 Year Old To Take The Armband After Superb Start To The Season

Chelsea midfielder Jorginho’s form under Frank Lampard has seen him transform himself from scapegoat to fan favourite in the space of a few months. The 27-year-old has admitted in recent days that he has been given more license under the new regime and it has paid dividends with his performances on the pitch. A large …

Chelsea Injury Report For The Week: The Latest Updates On Kante, Rudiger And Zouma

N'Golo Kante warms up

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard believes N’Golo Kante may be fit to face Lille in the Champions League on Wednesday night. The Frenchman sat out the win against Brighton due to a hamstring injury but he could be back soon: “It’s been difficult for us but mainly for him to get going because of the break …