The Latest Chelsea FC Transfer News, Stories and Updates have been added below for 2017 – 2018
- Mon, 25 Jan 2021 18:51:49 +0000: Abramovich era leaves Lampard with no time to pull out of nosedive | David Hytner - Chelsea | The Guardian
Chelsea’s latest ex-manager is yet another victim of a hierarchy that will not hesitate to make a change if they feel Champions League qualification is at risk
Frank Lampard may allow himself a rueful smile, albeit only when the pain begins to ease. At another club, Chelsea’s latest former manager might have been granted more time; the means to pull out of the nosedive.
Look at Manchester United and Arsenal, where Ole Gunnar Solskjær and Mikel Arteta have seemed close to crashing and burning at various points. Solskjær appeared doomed after United’s 6-1 home defeat against Tottenham on 4 October while he continued to dice with disaster through November and into the early part of December. Arteta’s horror period was more sustained, the moments of respite rather more sporadic. When his Arsenal team lost at Everton on 19 December, they had taken only five points from 10 Premier League games.
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- Mon, 25 Jan 2021 17:14:12 +0000: Lampard sacked, FA Cup drama and National League chaos – Football Weekly - Chelsea | The Guardian
Max Rushden is joined by Jacob Steinberg, Flo Lloyd-Hughes and Rory Smith as news of the sacking of Chelsea manager Frank Lampard breaks. Thomas Tuchel is the man in the frame to replace him, but where did it go wrong for Lampard?Continue reading...
- Mon, 25 Jan 2021 16:48:06 +0000: The Fiver | An appointment with Mr Roman’s twitchy, well-scuffed sacking shoe - Chelsea | The Guardian
Stamford Bridge is swathed in snow, but that’s not why Po’ Frank Lampard’s a-cold. Po’ Frank’s a-cold because Frank Lampard’s Chelsea have just issued him with Frank Lampard’s P45, Mr Roman’s notorious and oft-operated boot sending him bouncing eastbound along London’s fashionable King’s Rahd in style, his old school tie trailing in the breeze. Seems scraping past 10-man Fulham, eking out a turgid win against second-tier Luton, and having his coaching trousers washed, pressed and handed back to him on a silver platter by Brendan Rodgers wasn’t enough to save his dream job after all. Hey, it’s lucky Brenny gave him back those breeks, huh kids, because Mr Roman has hoofed him down the Rahd with some force and feeling. Imagine the neon chafing that would otherwise have occurred by the time he reached Sloane Square.Continue reading...
- Mon, 25 Jan 2021 11:33:41 +0000: Chelsea to appoint Thomas Tuchel as manager after Frank Lampard is sacked - Chelsea | The Guardian
- ‘This was a very difficult decision’ says Roman Abramovich
- ‘Proud’ Lampard leaves Chelsea ninth in Premier League
Chelsea are set to appoint Thomas Tuchel as their new manager after the ruthless dismissal of Frank Lampard, who was sacked less than 24 hours after watching his side beat Luton Town in the FA Cup fourth round.
The sensitivity over firing one of the greatest players in Chelsea’s history was reflected by Roman Abramovich, the club’s owner, taking the unprecedented step of releasing a statement after deciding to relieve Lampard of his duties. Abramovich was regretful in tone, speaking of his “excellent personal relationship” with the 42-year-old and calling him an important icon, but the Russian was also pragmatic, saying that the Stamford Bridge hierarchy felt that a managerial change was required “under current circumstances”.
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- Mon, 25 Jan 2021 10:21:38 +0000: Frank Lampard sacked: what went wrong at Chelsea? – video - Chelsea | The Guardian
Frank Lampard's tenure as Chelsea manager is over, with Thomas Tuchel being lined up to replace him. The Englishman has had a successive run of poor games. The 42-year-old was brought back to the club that he served for well over a decade. During his first season in charge he did well; developing some of Chelsea's young players, reacting an FA Cup final and secured Champions League football. The former midfielder was also restricted due to the club's transfer ban. However, in season two the expectations changed. The Guardian's Jacob Steinberg takes a look at what seemingly went wrong for Lampard at ChelseaContinue reading...
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- Mon, 25 Jan 2021 22:43:23 +0000: Frank Lampard: Chelsea sack manager with Thomas Tuchel expected to replace him - BBC Sport
Chelsea sack manager Frank Lampard after 18 months in charge, with former Paris St-Germain and Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel expected to replace him.
- Mon, 25 Jan 2021 19:50:21 +0000: Premier League predictions: Lawro v guitarist Alex Sprogis from post-punk band TV Priest - BBC Sport
Mark Lawrenson takes on guitarist Alex Sprogis from post-punk band TV Priest to make predictions for this week's Premier League fixtures.
- Mon, 25 Jan 2021 19:20:50 +0000: Thomas Tuchel: Chelsea target known as control freak, power player and visionary - BBC Sport
Why Thomas Tuchel is likely to be a popular appointment in the Chelsea dressing room if he is named as the club's new manager.
- Mon, 25 Jan 2021 13:49:30 +0000: Frank Lampard: Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich shows no romance in sacking - BBC Sport
Frank Lampard has lived through the Roman Abramovich era long enough to know the score when it comes to manager exits.
- Mon, 25 Jan 2021 10:07:22 +0000: How green are Premier League clubs? Tottenham top sustainability table - BBC Sport
BBC Sport looks at what the 20 top-flight clubs are doing to help the environment.
Roberto DiMatteo has been a busy manager for Chelsea so far in the transfer window with a number of new signings making their way to Stamford Bridge with the Italian looking to strengthen his squad considerably after a poor premier league season. One of the first signings of the season for the club was influential winger Eden Hazard for a fee believed to be around the twenty five million pound mark with the player signing a four year deal for the current European champions.
Another player is a hot favourite to be plying his trade at the bridge next season is the highly regarded Brazilian super kid Oscar although negotiations are still ongoing to bring him to England. The Internacional playmaker is thought to be costing Chelsea a fee of around twenty five million pounds but the deal according to DiMatteo is far from being completed and could fall through at any moment if the players current side decide to barter the price for his services. The player has stated that he would like to help his country compete in the Olympic games before he puts pen to paper so Chelsea fans may have to wait a little longer before they know if they have their man.
Wigan today have again rejected a third bid from Chelsea to bring in form winger Victor Moses to the bridge as the Lactics are doing their very best to keep their star player at the club for another season. Moses who has just a single year left on his current contract with Wigan is seen as the perfect addition to the Italians plans but the offer which is thought to be around the three and a half million pound mark is thought to be way short of the Lactics valuation of the player.
Frenchman Florent Malouda is another player whos future lies in the balance at Chelsea with the winger said to be wanting to hold showdown talks with the club after moving down the pecking order at the bridge. Malouda wishes to have his future clarified before the start of the season or he will look for pastures new with the player being strongly linked with Santos who feel the player would be perfect for their needs and could offer him first team football every week.
Chelsea now also face stern opposition for the signature of Brazilian playmaker Lucas Moura who is currently under contract with Sao Paulo from clubs such as Manchester United, Real Madrid and Inter Milan. The player is widely thought to be one of the hottest prospects in world football and has an outstanding record for his home side.