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Monday’s Chelsea transfer talk: Lampard, Higuain, Cocu

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Chelsea on Monday, July 22 ahead of the 2019-20 campaign. It is all change at Chelsea this summer with manager Maurizio Sarri and star player Eden Hazard having left Stamford Bridge, despite a third-placed Premier League finish and Europa League glory last season. A FIFA-imposed transfer ban has made recruitment even more difficult for new boss Frank Lampard, but that has not stopped the Blues from being linked with players and here Sports Mole rounds up the latest news on possible comings and goings for the West Londoners. Monday morning’s headlines: Frank Lampard warns Everton off Kurt Zouma New Chelsea manager Frank Lampard insists that Kurt Zouma is part of his plans at Stamford Bridge amid interest from Everton. Read more....

RB Leipzig keen to loan Chelsea youngster Ethan Ampadu?

Chelsea youngster Ethan Ampadu reportedly emerges as a loan target for Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig. RB Leipzig are reportedly interested in securing a season-long loan deal for Chelsea youngster Ethan Ampadu. Despite emerging as a regular for Wales, Ampadu has been starved of first-team opportunities at Stamford Bridge, making just seven starts and five substitute outings across two seasons. New Blues boss Frank Lampard has already acknowledged that the 18-year-old is likely to go out on loan this summer, which will inevitably lead to a scramble for his services. According to The Sun, RB Leipzig are regarded as the favourites to get a deal over the line in the coming weeks. Ampadu is expected to have offers from the Premier League and the Championship, although Chelsea will likely send th...

Wednesday’s Chelsea transfer talk news roundup: Frank Lampard, Callum Hudson-Odoi

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Chelsea on Wednesday, July 17 ahead of the 2019-20 campaign. It is all change at Chelsea this summer with manager Maurizio Sarri and star player Eden Hazard having left Stamford Bridge, despite a third-placed Premier League finish and Europa League glory last season. A FIFA-imposed transfer ban has made recruitment even more difficult for new boss Frank Lampard, but that has not stopped the Blues from being linked with players and here Sports Mole rounds up the latest news on possible comings and goings for the West Londoners. Wednesday morning’s headlines: Frank Lampard confirms Chelsea’s plans for Ethan AmpaduNew Chelsea manager Frank Lampard says that the Blues want to send teenager Ethan Ampadu out on loan. Read more....

Frank Lampard: ‘Chelsea do not need any new players’

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard insists he does not need to strengthen his squad before the new Premier League season. The Blues are banned from signing players during the next two transfer windows until the end of January 2020, but Lampard said on his side’s pre-season tour in Japan that he was happy with the squad he has got. “I think I’ve inherited very good players,” the former Derby manager said on Sky Sports. “We can’t bring any players in, we know that – this year – but I don’t need new players. A first look at the 24-man squad that has travelled out to Japan! 👀#CFCinJapan — Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) July 16, 2019 “I’m very happy with the squad and determined for us to be successful.” Chelsea’s appeal against a transfer e...

Mason Mount signs new five-year Chelsea contract

The midfielder played under Frank Lampard at Derby last season. England Under-21 international Mason Mount has signed a five-year contract with Chelsea. The 20-year-old midfielder spent last season playing under new Blues boss Frank Lampard during a loan spell at Derby. “It’s a massively proud moment for myself and my family,” Mount told the club’s website. Mason Mount. 2024. 💙 pic.twitter.com/VIoQChVDJA — Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) July 15, 2019 Mount has yet to make his debut for Chelsea’s first team but impressed for Championship side Derby during the last campaign, scoring 11 goals in 44 appearances in all competitions. He played against the Blues in a Carabao Cup tie in October. Mount added: “I joined this club at six years old and it was always my goa...

Nathan Baxter returns to Chelsea for treatment on shoulder injury

20-year-old moved to Ross County last month. Nathan Baxter‘s time at Ross County could be over already after the on-loan Chelsea goalkeeper picked up a shoulder injury that looks set to keep him out of action for a while. The 20-year-old moved to Dingwall last month and was expected to vie for the number-one spot with fellow newcomer Ross Laidlaw. But County co-manager Stuart Kettlewell revealed after his side’s 4-1 win over Montrose in the Betfred Cup that Baxter had returned to Chelsea for treatment. “The severity of the injury looks like it could keep him out for a period of time, so that’s something that we need to see how we are going to move forward with,” Kettlewell said. “I think it would be silly of us to say that it’s going to go one way ...

Result: Olivier Giroud nets twice as Chelsea thrash St Patrick’s Athletic

Frank Lampard registers his first win as Chelsea manager courtesy of a 4-0 victory over St Patrick’s Athletic in Saturday’s pre-season friendly in Dublin. Chelsea have registered their first victory of pre-season courtesy of a 4-0 victory over St Patrick’s Athletic in Dublin on Saturday afternoon. Lampard kept just two of his starting lineup from Wednesday’s fixture with Bohemians as Willy Caballero and Michy Batshuayi remains in the team, but that did not prevent Chelsea from quickly finding a rhythm. Batshuayi was in the thick of the action, firstly seeing a scuffed effort tipped behind by Barry Murphy before failing to convert at the back post after a header from David Luiz. The Belgium international then struck the top of the crossbar with a thunderous effort, b...

Frank Lampard admits Chelsea need to improve fitness

Batshuayi scored in Lampard’s first game in charge of Chelsea. New Chelsea boss Frank Lampard admitted his side need to boost their fitness after a draw with Bohemians. The Blues were held to a 1-1 draw in Dublin after Michy Batshuayi‘s opener was cancelled out by trialist Eric Molloy’s late goal. It was Lampard’s first game after he was appointed at Stamford Bridge following his exit from Derby last week. “Fitness was our issue, we’ve been working hard on it, even this morning,” he told a press conference after the game. “Fitness was always going to be an issue against a team that’s halfway through their season. We certainly pushed ourselves to the limit. “The quicker we get there the better. It’s about individuals getting ...

Result: Chelsea held by Bohemians in Frank Lampard’s first game

Frank Lampard begins his reign as Chelsea manager with a 1-1 draw against Bohemians in a pre-season friendly in Dublin on Wednesday night. Chelsea have been held to a 1-1 draw by Bohemians in Frank Lampard‘s first game in charge on Wednesday night. Michy Batshuayi gave the West Londoners an eight-minute lead in the pre-season friendly held in Dublin, only for Bohemians to net a deserved equaliser through Eric Molloy in the closing stages. Cesar Azpilicueta and Pedro were the only regulars from last season to begin the game in the Republic of Ireland, while the likes of Kenedy, Ethan Ampadu and Danny Drinkwater were also given the chance to impress from the opening whistle. Bohemians almost took the lead as early as the second minute with Andre Wright lashing a low effort marginally w...

Gianfranco Zola: ‘Maurizio Sarri deserved more time at Chelsea’

Gianfranco Zola says that former Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri should have been given more time at Stamford Bridge. Gianfranco Zola has claimed that Maurizio Sarri would have enjoyed further success at Chelsea had he been provided with more time at Stamford Bridge. Despite a season which saw Chelsea win the Europa League and achieve third place in the Premier League, both Sarri and club officials came to a mutual agreement regarding his exit after just 11 months. However, Zola – who was Sarri’s assistant at the West Londoners – feels that Chelsea could only have benefitted from the 60-year-old spending at least another season with the Blues. The former playmaker told talkSPORT: “I think the best of Maurizio’s work comes not in the first year but more from ...

Manchester United ‘approach Chelsea over Tiemoue Bakayoko transfer’

Manchester United are reportedly weighing up a move for Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko as a possible replacement for Paul Pogba. Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko has emerged as a surprise rumoured transfer target for Premier League rivals Manchester United. The 24-year-old is back at Stamford Bridge after spending the 2018-19 campaign on loan with AC Milan. Milan were initially keen to sign the Frenchman on a permanent deal, but they were unable to agree a fee with Chelsea. Bakayoko is not believed to be part of new boss Frank Lampard‘s plans, however, and RMC Sport suggests that he could yet be on his way out of West London this summer. United are said to have put plans in place ready for Paul Pogba‘s possible departure to Real Madrid, with Bakayoko considered an adequ...

Chelsea, Manchester City to start Women’s Super League season at men’s grounds

Manchester City and Chelsea will play their opening matches of the Women’s Super League season at the Etihad Stadium and Stamford Bridge respectively, the two clubs have announced. City’s meeting with Manchester United on September 7 and Chelsea’s clash with Tottenham the following day will both be staged at the Premier League grounds, with the men’s top-flight on an international break. The decision to move the most high-profile WSL season-openers to large stadiums is part of a wider initiative by the Football Association, which runs the league, and the 12 member clubs to build on the interest generated by England’s Women’s World Cup campaign. NEW RIVALRY. HISTORIC CLASH. 🔵🔴 ⚽ CITY v UNITED📍 Etihad Stadium🏆 #FAWSL📅 Saturday 7 September, 3pm UK 🎫 https:/...

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