Olivier Giroud feels disrespected at Chelsea

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has sensationally claimed that he feels disrespected as a forward. The World Cup winning striker has been struggling to get action at Chelsea, as he has been more often on the bench. The likes of Tammy Abraham and Timo Werner, who are much younger than the Frenchman, have been preferred up front by boss Frank Lampard. This seems to annoy Giroud, who has been linked with a move away from Chelsea for quite a while. The former Montpellier and Arsenal forward is one of the proven players in the Premier League and he has scored more than 120 goals since his switch from Montpellier in 2012.


After making the £ 15 million move to Chelsea in the 2017-18 season, Giroud has been able to pick up several trophies including the FA Cup and the Europa League. However, his game time at the club has substantially decreased this season. At 34 years of age, the Frenchman is not gettingany younger and he will be able to offer service only for the next few years or so. It appears that Lampard has this age factor in mind, as younger forwards like Abraham and Werner have been getting options. Yet, Lampard does not want to let Giroud leave due to the lack of options. Continue reading

HERE IS THE CHELSEA PREDICTED XI TO FACE FULHAM

Frank Lampard and his Chelsea side will travel to Fulham on the 18th matchday and will be looking to see his side secure a win over their opponents. While Chelsea are automatic favourites to come out on top in this game, it could yet be a tricky tie for the Blues if they are not careful. Fulham have been unstable and inconsistent this season and as a result, are languishing in 18th place in the table having collected just 13 points from their previous games.


Chelsea have also not been in great form in recent weeks and have not yet won a league game since last winning 3-0 in the competition at home to London rivals West Ham United. Lampard will be expected to field a team full of his stars as he will be eyeing nothing but a win in this clash.
Continue reading

RODGERS LINKED WITH CHELSEA RETURN

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has been linked with a return to Chelsea as current Blues boss Frank Lampard continues to battle to save his job after the recent run of poor results in the Premier League. According to journalist IndyKaila via his Twitter account, Brendan Rodgers is on the Chelsea managerial shortlist as the club’s hierarchy search for a replacement for Frank Lampard if the Blues legend is sackedas the Chelsea manager. It was also revealed that Brendan Rodgers is ready to walk out on Leicester City to take his dream job at Chelsea in the middle of the season.

Brendan Rodgers has done a fantastic job at Leicester City since he was appointed as their manager in the middle of the 2018/19 campaign. In his first full season with the Foxes, he led them to a fifth place league finish at the end of the season as they missed out on Champions League football to Manchester United and Chelsea on the final day of the season. Continue reading

HOW CHELSEA MAY LINE UP AGAINST KRASNODAR

 

Chelsea have already qualified for the next round of the Champions League competition and are gearing up to play their last game of the Group Stage against Krasnodar. The London club have been in superb form this season and won their last two games with the scoreline of 1-4 against Sevilla in the Champions League and a 3-1 comeback win against Leeds United in the Premier League.


Frank Lampard will hope that his team finishes their Group stage not just as the leaders but also without suffering any defeat. While just a few of the Blues’ players are sidelined for the game, Lampard will be hoping to tweak things but not risk any of his star players as he hopes to keep them fit and raring to go in the next few weeks.
Continue reading

DROGBA VS HENRY: WHO WAS A BETTER BIG-GAME PLAYER?

 

The English Premier League has housed some of football world’s most famous, tenacious, dangerous, prolific, and potent strikers in the past years, plenty of whom have hung their boots and called time on their playing careers.


The likes of Wayne Rooney for Manchester United, Denis Bergkamp for Arsenal, and Alan Shearer for Newcastle, amongst others, are a true definition of how prolific and competent a striker should be.
Continue reading

CONTE RATES LAMPARD HIGH AT CHELSEA

 

Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte has given a glowing assessment of Frank Lampard and his job as the current Chelsea manager. Conte discussed Frank Lampard and Chelsea in a chat with the Telegraph during the international break.


According to him, Lampard has done a good job at Chelsea since his appointment at the start of the 2019/20 season. Conte believes that the Blues are close to becoming a real force in English football and European football once again.
Continue reading

Timo Werner happy to take penalty duties for Chelsea

 

Chelsea forward Timo Werner has claimed that he is quite happy to take over penalty duties. The striker scored two penalties in the midweek Champions League match against Rennes. This comes after midfielder Jorginho was stripped of his duties following two failures in the last three penalties.Werner made a strong impression when he scored from the spot against Krasnodar in the previous Champions League group match. Jorginho was not on the pitch during this moment and it seems that one has sufficiently impressed manager Frank Lampard with his penalty taking abilities.


Despite having two penalties in the same match against Rennes, Werner displayed the kind of confidence and mental strength to overcome all doubters when it comes to putting the ball from 6 yards out. Now, Lampard has confirmed that Werner will be on the penalty duties for the foreseeable future. This comes as a great news for the striker, who can now look to build on his excellent start to his Chelsea career. Werner has now scored in his last three appearances while he has failed to score in just two of the last seven matches. As a striker, it is extremely important to be among the goals on a regular basis and Werner acknowledged the same.
Continue reading

Chilwell reacts after joining Chelsea

England international Ben Chilwell has expressed his delight after making the switch to Chelsea from fellow Premier League side Leicester City. The left-back was on the radar of Frank Lampard since the beginning of the year and the Blues finally landed his signature after agreeing on an initial fee of £50m with the Foxes.

He has now put pen-to-paper on a five-year contract with the west London outfit and is looking forward to working with the young and dynamic squad at Stamford Bridge, he told the club’s official website: “I am delighted to be joining Chelsea at this very exciting time for the club. I’m looking forward to being a part of this young, dynamic squad led by Frank Lampard as we challenge for honours next season. I can’t wait to get started and hopefully it won’t be long before we’re playing in front of the Chelsea fans at Stamford Bridge.” Continue reading

Gilmour Out For Four Months

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has confirmed that Billy Gilmour will miss out four months as he will be undergoing knee surgery. He suffered the injury in the game against Crystal Palace when he had a collision with the opposite player Luka Milivojevic. Chelsea won the match for 3–2. Lampard on Friday confirmed that the player will be going through knee surgery and needs three to four months of the period of rest.

In the current season, he has been doing great under the eye if Lampard and has flourished up the order in the regular team. He has made 11 appearances for the club across all competitions. The coach says that it is fortunate the injury happened now. As he will be not missing out most of the matches, he will be recovering from the injury during the time of the off season. Continue reading

Lampard: Not Interested in Gomes or Rice

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has denied the speculations regarding the interest of the club on Angel Gomes who has departed from Manchester United and they have also denied any interest on the West Ham United footballer Declan Rice.

Gomes has cut down the ties with Manchester United as he didn’t agree with the renewed contract with the club and ended being free transfer. His potential at the game had a lot more to be discovered and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer side has done everything that could keep him at Old Trafford but he didn’t choose to deal. Continue reading