Olivier Giroud motivated by Timo Werner signing at Chelsea

 

Chelsea’s signing RB Leipzig star Timo Werner to the club is taken as a motivation by Oliver Giroud. He says that more competition will only motivate him to play better on the pitch. Werner was signed by Chelsea after a prolonged clash between the top clubs of Europe which includes Liverpool. Lampard has discussed with the player and agreed to the transfer fee clause of £47.5 million.

With the arrival of Werner into Stamford Bridge,it is more competition for other forwards in the club which includes Giroud. But he takes this as an opportunity to step up from his current position and will make Lampard’s decision to choose the forward tougher.
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Poulsen believes Timo Werner will need time to adapt at Chelsea

 

RB Leipzig forward Yussuf Poulsen believes Timo Werner will be a great striker in the Premier League, but may need some time to adapt. The Germany international secured his move to Chelsea earlier last month and he has already left Leipzig despite the fact that they are still playing in the Champions League.


Leipzig would have preferred to keep Werner for the European campaign, but the risk of an injury meant that he was permitted to join the Blues after the Bundesliga season. In a recent interview with Sport-Informations-Dienst, Poulsen heaped praise on his former teammate and believes the marksman will make a huge impact in the Premier League.
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Ancelotti expects Richarlison to match Drogba’sbest tally

 

Even though Didier Drogba is regarded as one of the Chelsea legends with goals on a regular basis, Carlo Ancelotti is often regarded as the manager who got the best out of the Ivory Coast international during his spell at Chelsea. Drogba had a reputation for being a big game player who would often scoring finals and other top matches. However, he was unable to consistently perform well in the race for the Premier League Golden Boot. All this changed in the 2009-10 campaign when Drogba finished with 29 goals and the golden boot award.

Ancelotti is back in the Premier League after stints away from England and he is in charge of Everton, who have a great talent in the form ofRicharlison. The former Watford forward became one of the marquee signings for Everton when he made the switch during the 2018-19 campaign. In his first season at Everton, the Brazilian was able to get 13 goals in 34 appearances. In the current campaign, he has managed almost a similar tally with 13 goals so far. Ancelotti, though, says that Richarlison has the potential to score a lot more and even match the likes of Drogba.
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ESPN pundit feels Chelsea should avoid signing Mauro Icardi

 

ESPN pundit Gabriele Marcotti has advised Chelsea to avoid the signing of Mauro Icardi from Inter Milan as he may not suit their style of play. The Argentina international is currently on a season-long loan at Paris Saint-Germain where he has bagged 20 goals in all competitions but the club are reluctant to exercise the £62m buy clause amid the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.


They have sought to negotiate a lesser price for the marksman but so far, they have been unable to do so. As a result, Icardi has been fancied to return to San Siro during the summer but he could thereafter be sold to another European club, considering he is not in the plans of manager Antonio Conte.
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Willian not comfortable with returning to training

 

Chelsea footballer Willian says that the players are not comfortable in playing with the current circumstances. They want the uncertainty regarding the virus to be cleared. This leads to the conclusion players are notsatisfied in the league beginning within a few weeks.


The football activity in England was suspended during the month of March and the committee nowhas decided to bring back Premier League by mid-June.United Kingdom has been affected gravely by the virus with 34,000 deaths and 240,000 confirmed positive cases. With thousands of positive cases, UK is still struggling to go back to normalcy.
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Jorginho dismisses talk of leaving Chelsea for Serie A return

Italian midfielder Jorginho has said that he is ‘very happy’ at Chelsea and has no plans of returning to the Serie A during the summer transfer window. The 28-year-old is currently in his second season with the west London giants and he has already made nearly 100 appearances across all competitions.


In an interview covered by Calciomercato, Jorginho acknowledged that he had some concerns with the language but that has been solved over the past 18 months. He added that he is happy playing for the Blues despite the fact that he misses the atmosphere back home, he told: “I’m very happy here at Chelsea. Last year I only spoke in Italian, but this year I have improved my English. I miss the atmosphere and the food, but as I said, I’m happy here in London.”
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Pat Nevin unsurprised by the early success of Billy Gilmour

Former Chelsea ace Pat Nevin is unsurprised with the early impression made by midfielder Billy Gilmour. The 18-year-old was recently handed his maiden Blues start in the FA Cup fifth round against Liverpool and he managed to dominate the proceedings in the midfield with his impressing positioning.


Thereafter, the youngster made his full Premier League debut against Everton and he produced a similarly effective performance as the Blues ran out 4-0 victors. In both of those games, he was adjudged as the man of the match and that has not surprised Nevin, who has watched the midfielder’s progress through the youth ranks.
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Lampard tips Reece James to compete with Alexander-Arnold for England spot

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has hailed the crossing abilities of Reece James into the box and believes the club graduate will provide tough competition to Trent Alexander-Arnold for the right-back with England. James has been one of the many young players, who have benefited from Lampard’s management this season and his performances have been consistently good despite the club’s average form over the past few months.

James has got a number of crosses into the box with perfection this season but unfortunately, his teammates have not been on the same wavelength and most of the times, they have been slow to react to the deliveries. As a result, James has managed just two assists over the course of the Premier League campaign but Lampard is hopeful that the statistic improves with the better understanding with the club’s forwards.

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Frank Lampard critical of Chelsea players after Bournemouth defeat

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has expressed his disappointment on the team following their shock 1-0 defeat to Bournemouth in the Premier League. The west London giants were tipped to pick up a victory against an injury-plagued Bournemouth side but that was clearly not the case as they lacked the cutting edge in the final third of the pitch.

The Capital outfit were frustrated for most parts of the game against a resolute Cherries defence and they were ultimately on the wrong end of a 1-0 result after Gosling beat the offside trap to score the winning goal in the 84th minute. Speaking after the game, Lampard said that the Blues have struggled in front of their supporters this term and acknowledged that the performance against the Cherries was far from acceptable.

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Drogba Wants to Run for Role of Ivory FA President

Didier Drogba has revealed that he does not want to spend time in the dugout as a coach, as he has much bigger plans for his future. The 41-year-old announced his retirement as a player following his recent spell with Phoenix Rising. Immediately, speculation mounted about his potential return to Chelsea, where he was reportedly offered a great job as a coach. However, Drogba has turned down this option in order to try and become the next Ivorian FA president.Augustin Sidy Diallo is the current president of the Ivorian FA and Drogba has already started campaigning about his outline for the FA if he takes over.

Regarded as one of the greatest African footballers, Drogba has been able to win every major honour in English football during his time with Chelsea – over two spells. Hence, a natural line of progression would have been taking up a coaching role at Chelsea considering that the club have already brought in two of their former players – Petr Cech and Frank Lampard – in a coaching capacity. Lampard has been appointed as the club manager whereas Petr Cech is the sporting director. Drogba would have been in a bigger capacity, but he has chosen to spend his time with African football, where he is regarded in legendary status.

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