The Latest Chelsea FC Transfer News, Stories and Updates have been added below for 2017 – 2018
- Sat, 23 Sep 2017 16:11:43 +0000: Álvaro Morata strikes treble for Chelsea in crushing defeat of Stoke - Chelsea | The Guardian
Antonio Conte was his usual animated self on the touchline, pacing up and down and waving his arms around, yet this was one of those afternoons when the Chelsea manager could have put his feet up, sat back and enjoyed the show as the outstanding Álvaro Morata took centre stage with a superb hat-trick.
Chelsea’s record signing took his tally to an impressive seven goals in seven games in the process and it felt fitting that he should deliver such an outstanding performance at the end of a week when the Premier League champions finally said goodbye to Diego Costa. Diego who?Continue reading...
- Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:30:06 +0000: Antonio Conte backs Chelsea’s ‘polite’ Álvaro Morata to fill Diego Costa’s shoes - Chelsea | The Guardian
• Conte: ‘You’d be open to have this type of person marry your daughter’
• Chelsea manager backs record signing to thrive with extra responsibility
Antonio Conte has backed Álvaro Morata to fill the void left by Diego Costa at Chelsea, describing the striker, who joined the champions for a club record fee in July, as a “complete player” and, somewhat bizarrely, the type of person a father would be happy for his daughter to marry.
Chelsea announced on Thursday they had reached an agreement with Atlético Madrid over the sale of Costa, with the 28-year-old set to complete a return to the Spanish club, subject to the agreement of personal terms and a medical, for a fee in the region of £57m. The transfer will bring an end to a turbulent three-year stay in London for Costa, ranging from the highs of scoring 52 goals in 89 top-flight appearances and winning two Premier League titles to the low of going into exile in his native Brazil this summer in order to force a move away.
Related: Stoke City v Chelsea: match previewContinue reading...
- Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:20:33 +0000: Stoke City v Chelsea: match preview - Chelsea | The Guardian
Stoke take on the champions after a loss at Bristol City which Mark Hughes described as their worst of the season and with only one centre-back available. Chelsea will be without David Luiz, their fourth sending off this season. “Maybe they haven’t quite got the dark arts right on spec at the moment. But I don’t see them as a team with a discipline problem,” said Hughes. Mark Tallentire
Kick-off Saturday 3pmContinue reading...
- Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:37:16 +0000: There is irony in Diego Costa’s deal with Atlético but Chelsea saw the best of him | Dominic Fifield - Chelsea | The Guardian
In their last league game, Antonio Conte’s side missed how the forward would have driven Arsenal to distraction and the 28-year-old will depart Stamford Bridge having more than played his part in the successes
There is an irony that Diego Costa’s tortuous departure from Chelsea should be finalised, pending the results of a stringent medical, just after a fixture when his absence had been so keenly felt.
Not the Champions League stroll beyond Qarabag or even the midweek saunter past Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup. But, last Sunday, Arsenal ventured across the capital and earned a point with Shkodran Mustafi, in most people’s eyes, emerging from the stalemate as man of the match. Even accepting that the centre-half is a Germany international and clearly a player of pedigree, it is hard to envisage he would have been quite so unruffled had Costa lined up for the hosts at Stamford Bridge.Continue reading...
- Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:45:15 +0000: Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham denies he is set to switch allegiance to Nigeria - Chelsea | The Guardian
• Nigeria had claimed striker on loan at Swansea has ‘begun process’ with Fifa
• ‘I remain available for selection for England,’ says 19-year-old
Tammy Abraham has denied reports he is set to switch international allegiances to Nigeria in a bid to play at next year’s World Cup and insisted: “I remain available for selection for England.”
The Chelsea striker, who is on a season-long loan to Swansea, played for England at this summer’s European Under-21 Championship in Poland but remains eligible for Nigeria through his parents.Continue reading...
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- Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:32:13 +0000: Lyon sign Chelsea's Traore for £8.8m - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Chelsea | BBC
Chelsea striker Bertrand Traore joins Lyon for a fee of £8.8m on a five-year contract.
- Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:37:05 +0000: Hazard, Ba & Cabaye invest in NASL club - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Chelsea | BBC
Chelsea's Eden Hazard and Crystal Palace's Yohan Cabaye are among the investors backing a new football club in the United States.
- Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:53:59 +0000: Chelsea close to deal for Bakayoko - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Chelsea | BBC
Chelsea are close to signing midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko from French champions Monaco and the deal could be completed this week.
- Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:18:25 +0000: Shield proceeds to be given to Grenfell - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Chelsea | BBC
Proceeds from the 2017 FA Community Shield will be donated to support those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.
- Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:29:12 +0000: Juve get 'substantial offer' for Sandro - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Chelsea | BBC
Juventus receive a "substantial offer" for Brazilian left-back Alex Sandro, who is reported to be a target for Chelsea.
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.