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But before new signings can be completed, the west London club are looking to offload.

Wingers Willian and Pedro are leaving while there are doubts surrounding the future of Kepa Arrizabalaga, Marcos Alonso and N’Golo Kante.

Another player definitely leaving the club is academy midfielder Jacob Maddox.

Chelsea have confirmed that the 21-year-old has joined Portuguese club Vitoria on a permanent deal.

Maddox, a versatile midfielder, failed to make a single first-team appearance for the Blues having joined their ranks from Bristol City in July 2015.

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13 aug 2020  
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  • Chelsea transfer target Kai Havertz looks on during Bayer Leverkusen's Bundesliga clash with Hertha Berlin

    Kai Havertz has reportedly agreed a five-year contract with Chelsea (Picture: Getty)

    Bayer Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voller has played down rumours that Kai Havertz is on the verge of joining Chelsea and says the midfielder will only be allowed to leave ‘if certain requirements are met’ this summer.

    Frank Lampard has identified Havertz as his priority transfer target after Chelsea wrapped up deals for Leipzig’s Timo Werner and Ajax’s Hakim Ziyech and the 21-year-old German has reportedly reached an agreement over a five-year contract at Stamford Bridge.

    The Blues are prepared to break the bank to land Havertz despite the financial uncertainty caused by the coronavirus crisis but are yet to strike a deal with Leverkusen for the youngster, with the Bundesliga club demanding in excess of €100million (£89.8m) for their prized possession.


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    Leverkusen are demanding a fee of €100m for the Germany international (Picture: Getty)

    ‘No decision has been made yet,’ Leverkusen chief Voller told German publication Kicker when discussing Havertz’s future.

    ‘I’d like to repeat myself by emphasising that we’re talking about a wonderful footballer.

    ‘There is nothing new in this regard. We have a clear and mutual agreement with him and his representatives that he can only leave if certain requirements are met. Otherwise he will stay.’


    Rudi Voller looks on during Bayer Leverkusen's clash with FC Saarbruecken

    Voller poured cold water on rumours that Havertz is on the cusp of joining Chelsea (Picture: Getty)

    Lampard made no secret of his desire to strengthen after Chelsea were dumped out of the Champions League in a crushing 7-1 aggregate defeat to Bayern Munich but remained tight-lipped when pressed on the speculation surrounding Havertz.

    ‘We will look at that because that’s our job, my job and we’re very joined up with how we’ve worked at it already,’ Lampard said.

    ‘From having a transfer ban, you feel the fact we missed out where other clubs had spent and improved and recruitment is a big part of this game.

    ‘Nights like tonight for me from a footballing sense show me a lot so it’s a conversation now the season is ended.

    ‘It’s a very quick turnaround but now is the time to see what areas we can improve in.’


    Frank Lampard speaks to the media after Chelsea's defeat to Bayern Munich

    Lampard is desperate to bolster his squad ahead of the 2020/21 campaign (Picture: Getty)

    Asked specifically about Havertz, Lampard replied: ‘I wouldn’t expect anything but it’s our job to go away and see what happens and see where we can improve.

    ‘In a footballing sense, I feel like I know where we can improve but now it’s time to look at that.’

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    13 aug 2020  
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  • ”Frank Lampard definitely wants to sign him and I do think Chelsea are ahead of Manchester City in the pecking order.

    ”City are also interested but they’re still involved in Champions League football. They, like Chelsea, would have to move on one or more left-backs to free up the space and potentially the finance too.

    ”That’s going to be a really interesting one and both clubs have other options too.

    ”In central defence, we know that Lampard is very fond of Declan Rice at West Ham and would like to convert him from a midfielder into a top centre-back.

    ”I know people in football who think he can become world class in that position.

    ”West Ham will demand an incredibly high fee, sources have suggested in the region of £65m to £70m, they don’t need to sell and they’re in a strong position contractually.

    ”I don’t think everybody at Chelsea is convinced by Declan Rice but it’s definitely one that Lampard wants.

    https://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/1322068/-

    12 aug 2020  
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  • Chelsea and Manchester United have a little over two weeks to sign Kai Havertz before the star returns to Bayer Leverkusen.

    Both Premier League giants have been linked with a move for the attacking midfielder, who has shone in the Bundesliga in recent months.

    Chelsea have been most heavily-linked with Blues boss Frank Lampard eager to strengthen his attacking options, despite already signing Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech this summer.

    Havertz is one of a number of names attached to United with Jadon Sancho and Jack Grealish also believed to be on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s radar.

    And the clubs have until August 28 before Havertz is scheduled to return to Bayer Leverkusen for pre-season with the German star currently on holiday.

    Premier League clubs have until October 5 to complete their summer transfer business though will need to be wary that the Bundesliga begins on September 18.

    Earlier this month, Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voller said Havertz would not be going anywhere until after the conclusion of the club’s Europa League campaign.

    Kia Havertz has regularly impressed with Bayer Leverkusen

    Kia Havertz has regularly impressed with Bayer Leverkusen
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    But defeat to Inter Milan in the quarter-final earlier this week means that Leverkusen’s season is now over and the serious business of Havertz’s future can be resolved.

    After the match, Leverkusen boss Peter Bosz was quizzed on Havertz’s future and he joked: ”I can exclusively announce he’ll play for Heracles Almelo.”

    It comes just days after Blues boss Lampard liked an Instagram post showing Havertz in action.


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    Lampard has often remained tight-lipped when it comes to discussing Chelsea’s potential transfer business this summer and said: ”I wouldn’t expect anything but it’s our job to go away and see what happens and see where we can improve.

    ”In a footballing sense, I feel like I know where we can improve but now it’s time to look at that.”

    https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/kai-havertz-summer-timeline-explained-22511962

    12 aug 2020  
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  • ”Vinicius could enter, other players too. I am the coach and when I made the changes today there were others. Nothing more.”

    Real fans were furious that their highly-rated youngster was not given the chance to change the game.

    ”Everyone can give their opinion from outside, it’s normal, but then I’m the coach,” Zidane responded.

    ”Yes, you could change before, change to another player, but that’s not going to change things.

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    11 aug 2020  
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  • John Terry has sent Willian a message ahead of the Brazilian’s impending move to Arsenal after seven years at Stamford Bridge.

    Four of those were spent as a teammate of legendary ex-Chelsea captain Terry, in which time the pair won two Premier League titles and a League Cup together.

    Willian announced on Sunday he would be leaving Chelsea with an emotional open letter to the club’s fans on his Instagram account.

    He is since rumoured to have completed a medical at Arsenal with his free transfer expected to be announce in the coming days.

    Now Terry has offered his best wishes to the 32-year-old as he prepares for his switch across London.

    John Terry has sent Willian his best wishes ahead of his Arsenal move

    John Terry has sent Willian his best wishes ahead of his Arsenal move
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    ”Good luck @willianborges88,” the Aston Villa no.2 wrote on Instagram. ”Absolute LEGEND. Great player and man. Gonna miss you geez.”

    Frank Lampard had wanted to keep Willian at the club but was unable to persuade the forward to pen a new deal.

    Chelsea were only willing to offer Willian a two-year extension due to his age and were not prepared to meet his demands for an extra year.

    That allowed Arsenal to swoop with Mikel Arteta keen on adding Willian’s experience to his ranks to help some of the younger stars.

    He is set to sign a deal worth £150,000 per week over three years with the option to extend by a fourth.

    Willian was clearly sad to say his goodbyes to Chelsea though in the statement he released at the weekend.

    ”I am really grateful to the Chelsea fans for the affectionate way they welcomed me at Stamford Bridge and their support throughout my time at the club,” he said.

    ”The time has now come to move on. I am certainly going to miss my team-mates. I will miss all the staff at the club who’ve always treated me like a son and I will miss the fans.

    ”I leave with my head held high, safe in the knowledge that I won things here and always did my best in a Chelsea shirt!

    ”My heartfelt thanks go out to all of you and God bless you! Borges da Silva.”

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    11 aug 2020  
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  • Meanwhile, former Leverkusen defender Roberto Hilbert believes Havertz is a mix of Michael Ballack and Mesut Ozil.

    ”He is the next big, big player to come from Germany. I was there when he made his debut in our team at 17,” Hilbert told Goal.

    ”In this generation, I think he will be a game-changer. He is a really smart player, quick and he is a nice person.

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    10 aug 2020  
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    10 aug 2020  
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  • Chelsea tog i helgen farväl av Willian – och nu meddelar även London-klubben att Pedro lämnar. Spanjoren kom, sommaren 2015, till Chelsea från Barcelona, men tar nu alltså steget vidare till en ny klubb. Pedro har även under en längre tid rapporterats lämna Chelsea och efter sista ligaomgången sa tränaren Frank Lampard så här:

    – Det var hans sista Premier League-match, men det avtryck han gjort här är jättestort. Jag vill säga ett stort tack till ”Peds” och önska honom allt gott framöver, sa Lampard enligt Sky Sports då.

    Pedro skriver bland annat så här i ett brev på Chelseas hemsida:

    ”Efter fem underbara år har min tid i Chelsea kommit till ett slut. Tack till klubbens styrelse, tränarna och alla lagkamrater jag haft. Tack för erfarenheten av att få vara en del av er stora familj. Jag har varit lycklig här och ni har fått mig att känna mig hemma”, skriver han i brevet och fortsätter:

    ”Det har varit ett nöje och en ära att spela för klubben och vinna Premier League, FA-cupen och Europa League, precis som att få spela i en av världens bästa ligor. Jag gjorde rätt val och jag tar med mig underbara och oförglömliga minnen”. 

    Pedro hann totalt med att göra 43 mål och 28 assist på 206 matcher i Chelsea och har under senaste tiden rapporterats vara klar för Roma. 

    https://www.fotbollskanalen.se/england/pedro-lamnar-chelsea---tar-nu-farval-har-varit-en-ara/

    10 aug 2020  
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  • Chelsea star Christian Pulisic has “found in the archives” a picture of himself and Blues team-mate Mason Mount.

    The pair impressed at Stamford Bridge this season, helping Frank Lampard’s side finish fourth in the Premier League.

    And it seems that the two attacking midfielders had a bond from an early age, even with Pulisic being American.

    Chelsea shared a photo of the two as youngsters on social media, captioning the pic: “Look what @cmpulisic found in the archives! @masonmount10.”

    The two, who are joined by one other, appear to be no older than early teens with all three having wide smiles.

    Christian Pulisic found this snap of himself alongside Mason Mount

    Christian Pulisic found this snap of himself alongside Mason Mount

    Pulisic signed for Chelsea last January, joining up with the Blues last summer from Borussia Dortmund.

    On his friends in the Chelsea dressing room, Pulisic previously said: “The whole team has come together. We have a great mix of youth and experienced players.

    “The team spirit definitely doesn’t need to be questioned. It’s there.

    “Me being the only American I can go with some of the French guys, some of the Brazilians. It’s nice, it’s a good mix.

    “It’s been great getting to know all the guys. I am really happy with how it’s going.”

    Christian Pulisic and Mason Mount starred for Chelsea this season

    Christian Pulisic and Mason Mount starred for Chelsea this season

    Though the United States international says he has gradually built up his confidence during his first season at Stamford Bridge.

    He said: ”It was my first big move, I really didn’t know what to expect to be honest. I went in with an open mind, there are nerves about playing.

    ”It is kind of just proving you can play, it is a big thing, it seems crazy but the guys are great guys; my team-mates have been great to me.

    “In the first couple of days, it is normal for a new guy that it is tough, not everyone is going to be your best friend straight away. That’s okay.


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    ”I really felt once I was able to show myself on the field, that I could play, that’s when guys really started to say this guy is good. He can hang with us. We are going to treat him with a little more respect.

    “It is true and it is true of a lot of professional environments. I am sure you have seen it, that’s how it goes.

    ”Confidence is a huge thing for me. Having confidence from your coach, team-mates and from everyone around you, it does help and I think that’s why I have seen a little bit of success here recently.”

    https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/chelseas-christian-pulisic-finds-childhood-22493460

    9 aug 2020  
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  • Kai Havertz is a ”special” talent but may not be the right signing for Chelsea in terms of their progression, believes Owen Hargreaves.

    The 20-year-old tops Frank Lampard’s transfer wish list this summer and is understood to have told Bayer Leverkusen of his desire to complete a move to Stamford Bridge.

    Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voller has insisted Chelsea will receive no discount after the coronavirus shutdown, however, while the German club appear to have no intention of letting the youngster leave prior to the end of their Europa League campaign.


    After completing the signings of both Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech, Chelsea are hoping to secure a deal for Havertz worth around £70million.

    However, with the Blues having been defeated by Arsenal in the FA Cup Final before a heavy Champions League aggregate loss at the hands of Bayern Munich, midfielder-turned-pundit Hargreaves believes Havertz may not be the answer to their problems.

    ”He’s a really good player,” Hargreaves said on BT Sport. ”He’s a great young player, but they have a lot of those great young players.

    ”I think they need some leaders in there. Havertz for £90million – you want ready-made, walks in and makes you a better team, and I think the worry is they spend right now £200m on Werner, Ziyech and Havertz and they can still finish fourth or fifth.

    ”They want to win a title and I think Havertz is a special player, but it feels like they need to sort out the ’keeper and the centre-backs first.

    ”Mason Mount could play in there. Where does Mason then play? He’s had a good season.”

    On top of the potential Havertz signing, Lampard is also keen to bring in defensive reinforcements this summer, as well as a new goalkeeper.

    The 41-year-old insisted he learned a lot about his squad’s requirements during the 4-1 last-16 second-leg defeat by Bayern and will now speak to director Marina Granovskaia and the Chelsea board regarding their recruitment plans.

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    2013 anslöt Willian till Chelsea, då från ryska Anzhi. Men nu är tiden i London-klubben förbi. I ett öppet brev meddelar 32-åringen att han nu lämnar klubben.

    ”Det har varit sju underbara år. Det finns så många fina minnen, några sämre, det var troféer och det var alltid intensivt”, skriver brassen i brevet som han publicerat på Twitter.

    ”Jag är tacksam gentemot Chelsea-fansen som välkomnade mig till Stamford Bridge och som stöttade mig under min tid i klubben. Men nu har tiden kommit för mig att gå vidare. Jag kommer att sakna mina lagkamrater, staben och fansen. Jag lämnar med huvudet högt och med vetskapen att jag alltid gjorde mitt bästa i Chelsea-tröjan”

    Totalt gjorde Willian 339 tävlingsmatcher för Chelsea, på vilka han noterades för 63 mål och 62 assist.

    Mycket tyder nu på att brassen inom kort skriver på för Arsenal. Tidigare i veckan uppgav Sky Sports att Arsenal erbjudit 32-åringen ett treårsavtal.

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    9 aug 2020  
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  • Av: Filip Lindfors

    Inför matchen ledde Bayern München med 3–0.

    Sen gjorde Lewandowski två mål och två assist.

    Bayern München krossade Chelsea och vann totalt med 7–1.

    Den första matchen i dubbelmötet mellan Bayern München och Chelsea vann Bayern med 3–0 och det skulle mycket till för att Chelsea skulle ta in försprånget när lagen under lördagen möttes igen – ett halvår senare.

    I returmötet fortsatte Bayern på samma sätt som man avslutade det första mötet. Då stänkte Robert Lewandowski in det sista målet. Ikväll stänkte han in det första.

    Bayern fick en straff efter bara tio minuter och Lewandowski satte säkert 1–0 för de tyska ligamästarna. Om det var uppförsbacke för britterna när matchen startade, så hade väl lutningen på den där backen blivit ännu brantare. Och värre skulle det bli.

    Var aldrig nära

    En kvart efter att Lewandowski gjort 1–0, spelade polacken fram Ivan Perišić för 2–0. Totalt 5–0 till Bayern och redan efter 24 minuter såg matchen ut att bli en mardröm för Chelsea.

    Tammy Abraham gjorde visserligen 2–1 efter en tavla av Manuel Neuer, som tappade ut ett enkelt inlägg till en helt fri Abraham som lätt kunde stöta in reduceringen för Chelsea. Dessförinnan hade Chelseas Callum Hudson-Odoi gjort ett mål som dömts bort för offside efter VAR-granskning. Men Chelsea var aldrig riktigt nära att vända på den här åttondelsfinalen.

    Tyskarna satte spiken i den berömda kistan efter 86 minuter då Lewandowski gjorde sitt andra mål för kvällen. Innan dess hade han spelat fram Corentin Tolisso till 3–1. Bayern München är nu vidare till kvartsfinal efter 7–1 totalt.

    – Vi har många unga spelare som gick upp mot världsklassspelare som Lewandowski, Müller. Vi gav bort två enkla mål i början av matchen och det var såklart en besvikelse, sa Chelseas tränare Frank Lampard efter matchen.

    Där väntar Barcelona som i sin åttondel slog ut Napoli med 4–2 totalt. Kvartsfinalen spelas på fredag 14 augusti i Portugal.

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    8 aug 2020  
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  • Chelsea boss Frank Lampard faces a selection headache as the Blues head to Bayern Munich for the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.

    Chelsea will look to overturn a 3-0 deficit in Germany though Lampard has a lengthy injury and suspension list to look at.

    Christian Pulisic, Cesar Azpilicueta and Pedro were all injured in the FA Cup final defeat to Arsenal last weekend and are unavailable.

    Pulisic is out for six weeks and Lampard revealed he is a doubt for the start of the new season.

    Willian, who is set to leave Stamford Bridge this summer, also misses out through injury, potentially allowing Callum Hudson-Odoi the opportunity to start.

    Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has plenty of selection dilemmas tonight

    Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has plenty of selection dilemmas tonight

    Marcos Alonso and Jorginho are both suspended though N’Golo Kante and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are fit and ready.

    Lampard will also have to decide whether to recall goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga with the Spaniard dropped for the final Premier League game of the season and FA Cup final.

    “We have to believe we could have the opportunity to do something special.” Lampard said.

    “It is a huge task, no doubt… [but] games have turned to big degrees, some famous games and great games.

    Chelsea's predicted line-up to face Bayern Munich

    Chelsea’s predicted line-up to face Bayern Munich

    “Christian we’re looking at a six-week injury, Azpilicueta hopefully not as bad, hopefully a three-week injury.

    “Pedro as we know is moving on but his injury is hopefully a six-week one. He had an operation earlier in the week. Willian’s injury is improving but not right for this game.

    “Ruben Loftus-Cheek is back in the squad, and Kante is in the squad. They are both fit to start.

    Christian Pulisic was taken off injured in the FA Cup final

    Christian Pulisic was taken off injured in the FA Cup final


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    “In the big scheme of things, when Christian reflects on his first season, he should be very happy with his improvement levels.

    “He’s had the most goals and assists in his career, and that’s in his first season in the Premier League.

    “We’ll get him fit and get him ready. If he misses the first one or two games [next season], we’ll have a firing Christian and hopefully as hungry as he looked after restart.”

    Predicted Chelsea line-up: (4-3-3) Caballero; James, Rudiger, Zouma, Emerson; Barkley, Kante, Kovacic; Mount, Giroud, Hudson-Odoi

    https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/chelsea-predicted-team-bayern-munich-22490482

    8 aug 2020  
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  • But Goal claim the west London outfit passed up the opportunity to add the Netherlands Under-17 international to their academy ranks.

    Stuttgart, who earned promotion to the Bundesliga this season, had no such hesitation in securing his signature.

    German publication Kicker claim the club have paid a £135,000 training allowance and will have to agree a compensation package with Stoke.

    The German club’s sporting director Thomas Krucken confirmed Sankoh’s arrival on a long-term deal and revealed the player would slot into their Under-19 squad.

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    8 aug 2020  
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  • Christian Pulisic klev av skadad i FA-cupfinalen mot Arsenal, som Chelsea förlorade med 2-1.

    Nu ger tränaren Frank Lampard en skadeuppdatering kring läget med amerikanen inför morgondagens möte med Bayern München i Champions League. Och ja, Pulisic är definitivt borta.

    – Christian ser ut som en sexveckorsskada, säger Lampard enligt Chelseas hemsida.

    – Det kommer att bli en kamp mot klockan till starten av säsongen. Det är ungefär sex veckor till säsongsstarten, men vi måste behandla skadan rätt, säger Lampard enligt Chelseas hemsida.

    En annan spelare som klev av skadad i FA-cupfinal var Cesar Azpilicueta. Han missar också mötet med Bayern München.

    – Det är förhoppningsvis inte lika illa, förhoppningsvis tre veckor.

    Även Pedro och Willian kommer att missa mötet med Bayern München, medan Ruben Loftus-Cheek och N’Golo Kante är med i truppen.

    Bayern München vann den första matchen i åttondelsfinalen med 3-0 på Stamford Bridge.

    https://www.fotbollskanalen.se/champions-league/blytung-skadesmall-for-chelsea---pulisic-blir-borta-flera-veckor/

    7 aug 2020  
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  • Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has a mountain to climb if they are to defy the odds in Germany on Saturday night.

    The Blues have travelled ahead of their Champions League round of 16 second leg with Bayern Munich.

    The hosts hold a massive advantage, though, going into the showdown, leading 3-0 on aggregate.

    Chelsea were convincingly beaten in Stamford Bridge before the coronavirus pandemic disrupted the season.

    Lampard’s side have since qualified for next season’s competition after finishing fourth in the Premier League table.

    But the FA Cup final at the start of August damaged them badly with a number of players suffering injuries.

    Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic was forced off injured in the FA Cup final earlier this month
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    As a result, Lampard is without six first-team stars for the game with Bayern following their 2-1 defeat to Arsenal at Wembley last weekend.

    Arsenal-bound Willian is still unavailable, having sat out the final last weekend.

    Meanwhile, in-form forward Christian Pulisic is sidelined after he was forced off injured against Arsenal.

    Captain Cesar Azpilicueta is also missing after he suffered a hamstring blow in the first half last weekend.

    Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta suffered an injury in the FA Cup final clash with Arsenal
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    Pedro was injured late on in the final too and has not travelled with the 23-man squad today.

    Jorginho and Marcos Alonso, meanwhile, are both suspended for the second leg against Bayern.

    Lampard has other options to pick from but has been forced to take a host of young talents with him to Germany.

    Jamie Cumming, Lewis Bate, Dynel Simeu, Henry Lawrence, Ian Maatsen and Armando Broja are all in Chelsea’s 23-man side.

    Frank Lampard could call on three Chelsea youngsters to face Bayern Munich as he faces an injury crisis

    Frank Lampard could call on some Chelsea youngsters to face Bayern Munich as he faces an injury crisis
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    Chelsea squad in full:

    Kepa Arrizabalaga
    Antonio Rudiger
    Andreas Christensen
    N’Golo Kante
    Ross Barkley
    Tammy Abraham
    Willy Caballero
    Ruben Loftus-Cheek
    Kurt Zouma
    Mateo Kovacic
    Olivier Giroud
    Mason Mount
    Callum Hudson-Odoi
    Michy Batshuayi
    Reece James
    Fikayo Tomori
    Jamie Cumming
    Emerson Palmieri
    Lewis Bate
    Dynel Simeu
    Henry Lawrence
    Ian Maatsen
    Armando Broja

    https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/chelsea-bayern-munich-champions-league-22487578

    7 aug 2020  
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  • Now Chilwell has a reason to leave and wants to play at the highest level which would be Europe’s elite club competition.

    According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Lampard is a big fan of Chilwell but does have other back up options on his mind due to his extortionate value.

    ”Left-back, they will go for a left-back because Frank Lampard is in love with Chilwell,” Romano told the Beautiful Game podcast.

    ”He wants him but also Leicester are in love with Chilwell because he is a fantastic player.

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    https://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/1320014/-

    7 aug 2020  
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  • I morgon, lördag, avgörs Champions League-åttondelen mellan Bayern München och Chelsea. Det första mötet lagen emellan slutade 3-0 på Stamford Bridge.

    Men till morgondagens match står det klart att skadedrabbade Kingsley Coman är frånvarande i Bayern München. Det ger tränaren Hans-Dieter ”Hansi” Flick besked om på en presskonferens.

    – Kingsley står inte till förfogande. Med Ivan Perisic och Philippe Coutinho har vi två alternativ på positionen, säger Flick.

    Flick menar också att Coutinho är i slag. Brassen missade en stor del av avslutningen av Bundesliga, men var tillbaka efter skada i den sista omgången mot Wolfsburg.

    – Han är i bra form just nu och har arbetat på bra fysiskt. Jag gillar honom som fotbollsspelare, men också människa.

    https://www.fotbollskanalen.se/tyska-ligan/bayern-munchens-avbrack---ytter-missar-chelsea-matchen/

    7 aug 2020  
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  • I slutet av maj stod det klart att WSL ställdes in. Därefter korades Chelsea – med Magdalena Eriksson och Jonna Andersson i laget – till mästare på grund av att laget hade en match mindre spelad än Manchester City och snittpoäng avgjorde.

    –  Det har spekulerats mycket. Det är klart att det känns bra att vinna en titel även om det är på ett speciellt sätt. Men jag tycker att vi är värda det, sa vänsterbacken Jonna Andersson till Fotbollskanalen då.

    Nu har spelschemat för de två första omgångarna av nästa säsong släppts, där väntar ett svenskmöte direkt. I premiären, som spelas söndag den 6 september, ställs fjolårets vinnare Chelsea mot Lotta Ökvists Manchester United på bortaplan, meddelar FA på sin hemsida.

    I omgången efter, helgen därpå, väntar Bristol City på hemmaplan för Chelsea.

    https://www.fotbollskanalen.se/england/klart-svenskmote-i-wsl-premiaren--mastaren-chelsea-stalls-mot-united-/

    7 aug 2020  
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  • Frank Lampard could be without Willian for Chelsea’s Champions League trip to Bayern Munich.

    The Brazilian forward is edging closer to a free transfer switch to London rivals Arsenal after turning down a new two-year deal at Stamford Bridge.

    Willian, who is 32 on Sunday, missed the FA Cup final through injury and could sit out the trip to Munich with his mind also on the future after being offered a three-year deal at the Emirates.

    That will only add to Lampard’s injury concerns with Christian Pulisic, Pedro and Cesar Azpilicueta already out while N’Golo Kante has given them a boost by training this week.

    Chelsea need a miracle after losing the first leg 3-0 and must overturn the scoreline with an injury-ravaged squad.

    Willian could miss Chelsea's clash with Bayern Munich as he nears the exit door

    Willian could miss Chelsea’s clash with Bayern Munich as he nears the exit door
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    It comes amid fresh doubts over the future over Italian midfielder Jorginho who has been heavily linked with a reunion with former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri at Juventus.

    Chelsea may look to offload Jorginho to shake up the squad this summer with Real Madrid also interested in Kante.

    That may allow Chelsea to move for West Ham ’s Declan Rice with Blues boss Lampard a big admirer of the England international while they are also looking at a new keeper and Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz.

    But Jorginho’s agent has told an Italian radio station that there has been no direct contact between Sarri and his former player.

    Joao Santos said: “Sarri has never called Jorginho personally to talk about Juventus. I know there’s talk in the papers, but we have never had direct contact with Sarri or even director of sport Fabio Paratici.

    “When the directors Paratici and Marina Granovskaia find an agreement, if they find an agreement, then and only then can I talk about the situation.

    ’Everyone knows there is a very strong rapport between Sarri and Jorginho after five years working together, I’d be a hypocrite to deny that, but I also want to remind you that Jorginho has three years left on his Chelsea contract.”

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    https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/willian-could-miss-chelsea-vs-22481749

    6 aug 2020  
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  • “I have no complaints about anything, about the city, the club, my colleagues. I feel very loved. Who knows what will happen in the future.”

    Reguilon has scored two goals and provided four assists during 31 La Liga appearances this season, catching the eye of Everton who are believed to have offered £18m for his services.

    Expanding on his future plans, the full-back said: “We should talk about that sitting quietly with Real Madrid, my representative, with everyone.

    ”And see the possibilities for next year, let’s see what happens. I don’t know.”

    https://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/1319614/-

    6 aug 2020  
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  • https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/football/teams/chelsea/12043122/i-think-chelsea-will-sign-reguilon

    5 aug 2020  
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  • Bayer Leverkusen manager Peter Bosz says Kai Havertz will play in their Europa League last-16 second leg against Rangers on Thursday despite speculation linking him with Chelsea.

    The exciting winger lit up the Bundesliga with his performances this season, scoring 12 goals and creating six assists in his blistering campaign.

    He is being strongly linked with a move to the Blues this summer, and it seems to be only a matter of time until he signs on the dotted line for Frank Lampard’s side.

    Before that, though, he will be hoping to fire Leverkusen to Europa League glory, with the German team 3-1 up from the first leg against the Gers.

    Kai Havertz looks set for a move to Chelsea
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    Speaking ahead of the match Bosz insisted he had no worries over Havertz’s frame of mind, simply saying: ”Yes, he will play and yes I’m convinced he’s 100 per cent still fighting for Leverkusen.”

    The home side will be strong favourites to progress to the quarter-finals against the SPL runners-up, but Bosz has warned his players against complacency.

    ”I don’t think it’s a formality at all,” he added. ”If a player tells me that I would blame him for saying that.

    ”Of course winning at Ibrox 3-1 was a great result, but it won’t be easy at all. Just look at the preparations Rangers have doing.

    ”They kept clean sheets throughout all their pre-season friendlies so it won’t be an easy match at all tomorrow.”

    Havertz has been in outstanding form this season
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    Chelsea have already brought in Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner to strengthen their front-line, and the addition of Havertz would be yet another huge signing as they look to challenge for major honours next season.

    They are also thought to still be targeting a new goalkeeper and left-back, with Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak and Ben Chilwell of Leicester among those being linked.

    https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/kai-havertz-left-bayer-leverkusen-22474802

    5 aug 2020  
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  • According to Sports Illustrated, Old Trafford officials are eyeing a new left-back amid concerns over Luke Shaw’s form and Brandon Williams’ lack of experience.

    It is claimed that Leicester City full-back Ben Chilwell has emerged as the preferred option amid the club’s search, which means a battle with Chelsea will ensue.

    Frank Lampard also wants a new left-back after Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri failed to impressed.

    He has identified Chilwell as his top target, although Leicester are likely to hold out for a big fee.

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    https://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/1318373/-

    4 aug 2020  
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  • Frank Sinclair has managed Brackley Town, Colwyn Bay and Hednesford Town
    Frank Sinclair has managed Brackley Town, Colwyn Bay and Hednesford Town

    Frank Sinclair has been appointed head of coaching development at League Two club Port Vale.

    The former Chelsea, Leicester and Burnley defender has been given the responsibility of ”bridging the gap between the younger players and first team”.

    Sinclair has had management roles at Colwyn Bay, Brackley Town (caretaker) and Hednesford Town.

    He also assisted with Stoke’s U23’s before joining Port Vale in a coaching capacity earlier this year.

    ”I’m delighted to be here. My first impressions are that I love the set up. It’s obviously a very family-orientated club, a community club, and I like that because there’s a synergy between all the departments,” Sinclair told Port Vale’s club website.

    ”Obviously, I see a key part of my role as bridging the gap between the younger players and the first team. I want to bring them on and help them to feel closer to the first team players so that they understand that if they work hard and show the right attitude the gaffer (John Askey) can take a look at them. I want to give them the confidence to feel that someday they can break through.”


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    https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11738/12042493/frank-sinclair-appointed-head-of-coaching-development-at-port-vale

    4 aug 2020  
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  • Öppettiderna i det största ligorna:
    Coronakrisen har vänt transferfönstret på ända och i de flesta fall finns inga exakta datum bestämda. Men troligen direkt efter säsongernas avslutande.

    Serie A har nu fastslagit att fönstret är formellt öppet från 1 september–5 oktober.

    https://bloggar.aftonbladet.se/sillyseason/2020/08/04/chelsea-redo-att-salja-en-tredjedel-av-a-laget/

    4 aug 2020  
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  • Frank Lampard anser att Chelsea behöver förstärka defensiven – men för att kunna värva fler spelare behöver spelare säljas först, menar Sky Sports. Och nu ska London-klubben vara villig att lyssna på bud på tio spelare för att få in mer pengar till spelarköp.

    Vilka tio det rör sig om? Kepa Arrizabalaga, Jorginho, Antonio Rudiger, Kurt Zuoma, Andreas Christiansen, Emerson, Victor Moses, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Danny Drinkwater och Michy Batshuayi.

    Sedan tidigare har Chelsea gjort klart med Timo Werner och Hakim Ziyech – klubben sägs även vara ute efter Leicesters Ben Chilwell samt Real Madrids Sergio Reguilon.

    Chelsea slutade på fjärdeplats i Premier League den här säsongen.

    https://www.fotbollskanalen.se/bloggar/sillybloggen/2020/08/04/chelsea-redo-att-lyssna-pa-bud-for-en-tredjedel-av-spelartruppen/

    4 aug 2020  
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  • Bayern Munich have confirmed they are out of the race to sign Kai Havertz – giving Chelsea a free run at the German star.

    Havertz, 21, is Frank Lampard’s No.1 target as he seeks to further add to his Blues side.

    Havertz enjoyed an outstanding 2019-20 campaign, scoring 17 times for Bayer Leverkusen.

    And he has reached an agreement with Bayer to move this summer if their valuation is met.

    Chelsea have been pushing to bring him to Stamford Bridge, but Bayern’s interest has long been touted, with club chiefs keen to take him to the Allianz Arena.

    However, having spent big on Leroy Sane already, in the wake of the coronavirus they have made clear they aren’t in a financial position to also move for the Bundesliga’s brightest young star.

    Havertz is back in Bayer training
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    Now Hoeness has insisted that there will be no more major deals in Bavaria – unless Bayern sell one or two of their own big names.

    ”I am sure that after Leroy Sane there will be no major transfers this year,” Bayern’s honorary president told German newspaper FAZ.

    ”This has nothing to do with the quality of Havertz. We all think he is a very, very good player.

    ”But in the corona period after a transfer of almost €50million, one of €70-80million or more, I can’t imagine making unless we secure counter-financing through player sales.”

    Bayer sporting director Rudi Voller has been hopeful that Havertz can be persuaded to remain one more year, staying to then move to the German champions in 2021.

    But with Leverkusen missing out on Champions League football next term, Havertz is desperate to move now to test himself against Europe’s elite – something Chelsea can offer.

    Blues director Marina Granovskaia has held talks with Leverkusen chiefs over a move and is confident a deal can be reached – although no official bid has been lodged.

    Leverkusen are due to face Rangers in the second leg of their Europa League last 16 tie this week.

    It remains to be seen if Havertz will take part.

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    https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/kai-havertz-chelsea-transfer-bayern-22462170

    3 aug 2020  
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  • Chelsea have reportedly made N'Golo Kante available for transfer this summer

    Chelsea have reportedly made N’Golo Kante available for transfer this summer (Visionhaus)

    Chelsea have made N’Golo Kante and eight other players available for transfer this summer, according to reports.

    Frank Lampard has already strengthen his squad with the signings of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner ahead of the new season.

    But the Chelsea manager is keen to land Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz, as well as a new goalkeeper and a new left-back.

    Chelsea’s business in the transfer window this summer will also depend on their departures and according to The Times, the club are already open to offers for nine players.

    The report claims that Kante, who has started just 23 games this season due to an injury-hit campaign, has been made available despite being a key part of Chelsea’s midfield when fit.

    Kante’s fellow midfielder Ross Barkley is also available, while the club are looking to permanently offload Tiemoue Bakayoko, who has spent the season on loan at Monaco.


    Chelsea are open to offers for Ross Barkley

    Chelsea are open to offers for Ross Barkley (EPA)

    The report also claims that Chelsea are looking to overhaul their defensive options and the club are willing to listen to offers for Kurt Zouma, Andreas Christensen, Emerson Palmieri and Marcos Alonso.

    Chelsea are also looking to find buyers for Michy Batshuayi, who has one year left on his contract and made just 13 appearances this season, and Kepa Arrizabalaga, who was dropped by Lampard for the FA Cup final defeat to Arsenal on Saturday.

    However, Chelsea could struggle to find a buyer for Kepa following his poor performances this season.

    Meanwhile, Lampard admits he is concerned by the number of individual errors his defenders have made this season.

    ‘The numbers do not lie,’ said the Chelsea manager after his side’s defeat to Arsenal at Wembley.

    ‘We are trying to play a certain way. I know that teams who are now at the top of the game, Liverpool and Manchester City, have been through similar periods – I am not saying we will get to their level – in the early stages when their manager was at the club of conceding too much.

    ‘It is a work in progress for me. I can’t shelve it in another direction, we have to work defensively as a group.

    ‘But some of the individual errors we are making, clear individual errors, some in the final, which clearly cost us goals cannot be there if you want to keep moving forward.

    ‘There are areas to improve defensively and of course we have to improve.

    ‘We have to work as a group to make that better. That is clear. We are not hiding from that.’

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    https://metro.co.uk/2020/08/03/chelsea-put-ngolo-kante-eight-players-sale-13075212/?ito=newsnow-feed

    3 aug 2020  
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