After an eventful first campaign in England packed with trials and tribulations, Chelsea creative midfielder Kai Havertz scored the Champions League-sealing winner overnight in the biggest game of his blossoming career to date – sinking Premier League champions Manchester City. Continue reading
Chelsea’s Premier League campaign gets underway with a tricky away trip to the south Coast, as Brighton await on Monday evening. Two weeks after a 1-1 draw at the Amex, the Blues return in a competitive capacity and target a statement win away to last season’s strugglers. Can Graham Potter’s men surprise the side who narrowly secured a top-four finish last term? Continue reading
A repeat showing of Bayern-Chelsea feels like an unnecessary formality. Alongside their three-goal cushion from the first leg victory, the Bundesliga champions host a depleted Blues side this weekend. Will they finish what they started with ruthless aplomb, or can Frank Lampard’s men complete mission impossible in Munich?
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netted a matchwinning brace for the second successive FA Cup tie, as Arsenal edged out a nervy 2-1 win over London rivals Chelsea – earning a record 14th title in competition history while subsequently qualifying for UEFA Europa League football next season with Mikel Arteta’s first piece of silverware in management. Continue reading
In a week where small-sided group training sessions have been approved and are getting underway across England’s top-flight, managers and players alike are having their say as Project Restart makes a leap forward towards resuming play. Continue reading
Aston Villa have today agreed four-month 25% salary deferrals with players, coaches and management. Chelsea are yet to reach an agreement over pay cuts, having rejected captain Cesar Azpilicueta’s latest proposal. Elsewhere in the Premier League, Norwich have defended the decision to furlough non-playing staff. Continue reading
Reece James became Chelsea’s youngest Champions League goalscorer as they completed a stunning second-half fightback against nine-man Ajax, but the visitors were brilliantly defiant despite tricky circumstances on a breathless evening in west London – where the scoreline certainly doesn’t tell the full story.
Liverpool continued their 100% start to the Premier League campaign with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. First-half strikes from Trent Alexander-Arnold and Roberto Firmino ensured Jurgen Klopp’s men earned all three points against Frank Lampard’s men, despite N’Golo Kante’s second-half stunner prompting a frantic finish. Continue reading
Chelsea will loan out Davide Zappacosta back to his native Italy just two years after signing the fullback for £25m, as Frank Lampard harbours hopes of Reece James breaking through at right-back this season.
Mason Mount made a memorable return to Stamford Bridge and scored on his senior home debut but was helpless to stop Frank Lampard’s Chelsea side from dropping two points against a dangerous Leicester side unfortunate not to snatch a late winner in west London. Continue reading
Chelsea defender and captain Cesar Azpilicueta has defended manager Frank Lampard’s selection choices after starting both Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount during Sunday’s 4-0 defeat by Manchester United in their Premier League season-opener.
It’s official: Chelsea fullback Ola Aina has joined Serie A side Torino on a permanent deal said to be worth €10m (£8.9m) after a successful loan spell in Italy last season. Continue reading