Deadline day: Will Nabil Fekir sign for Chelsea?

deadline day

We’ve certainly sprung into action in the past couple of days in the transfer window. Following a very quiet window involving the signing of only Jorginho from Napoli, Chelsea splashed out £71 million to bring in goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao, as a replacement for the outgoing Thibaut Courtois. We have also agreed a loan deal for Real Madrid’s Mateo Kovacic, adding more depth and experience to the midfield.… Read More

What will Mateo Kovacic bring to Chelsea?

Mateo Kovacic

Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Mateo Kovacic on a one-year loan deal from Real Madrid. The 24 year-old doesn’t come with an option to buy at the end of the loan term, but we will surely try to tie him down to a long-term contract at Stamford Bridge based on the season he has.… Read More

Transfer news: AC Milan loan for Bakayoko, with Kovacic set to arrive

Transfer news

Chelsea’s busy end to the transfer window is set to continue. After agreeing a world record £71 million deal to sign goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao to replace Thibaut Courtois, there is going to be some reshuffling in the midfield department as well.

Courtois’ exit to Real Madrid is all but done as well, and the Spanish club are also willing to add in Mateo Kovacic as part of the deal to ease proceedings.… Read More

Chelsea agree £71m deal for Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga

Chelsea transfer news

Chelsea have agreed a world record deal with Athletic Bilbao for the transfer for goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, the Telegraph has reported. The 23 year-old will move to Stamford Bridge for £71 million, making him the most expensive goalkeeper ever in the history of football. This is also the second time in a couple of weeks that this record has been broken, after Liverpool paid splashed out £66.8 million to sign Allison Becker from Roma at the end of last month.… Read More

Another £35m midfielder targeted, with Drinkwater future in doubt

After spending over £70 million on the duo of Tiemoue Bakayoko and Danny Drinkwater last summer, it looks like we are going to be at it again this summer. Central midfield remains a problem at Stamford Bridge, with Bakayoko flopping badly so far, and Drinkwater hardly getting a game.

According to French source L’Equipe, we could target Nice midfielder Jean-Michel Seri in the summer.… Read More

Transfer news: European giants want to sign Chelsea winger

Winger Kenedy’s loan move to Newcastle United is panning out very well indeed. Since moving to St. James’ Park inin January, he has started every one of their eight Premier League games, recording 2 goals and 2 assists thus far. His best performance came last month at home against Southamptin, where he scored a brace that included a truly wonderful solo effort.… Read More

Top 5 candidates to replace Antonio Conte as Chelsea manager

It would be very surprising if Antonio Conte remained at the helm at Stamford Bridge. To be very honest, I’m very surprised he’s still here. Apparently, it’s going to cost the club £9 million in severance fees to sack him. Either way, the Italian’s lack of passion on the touchline and disinterested interviews mean that the writing is very clearly on the wall.… Read More

Why Edin Dzeko to Chelsea doesn’t make much sense

Diego Costa’s exit was possibly the worst thing that happened to us last summer. We’ve talked a lot about our defence and midfield, but the Spaniard’s ability to single-handedly win us crucial points has what has been most sorely missed. We signed Alvaro Morata for 58 million, but he hasn’t really set the world alight despite a very good start.… Read More

5 players we need to replace this summer

There is a lot of deadwood in the current squad, and if we really want to elevate ourselves to being one of the top clubs in Europe, we need a re-haul soon. The last summer transfer window was pretty disappointing, as instead of signing top-quality players, we ended up spending on above-average ones who are only good enough to be squad players at best.… Read More

Player petulance or board stupid?

In 2007, it was player power that saw the end of Jose Mourinho’s first spell in charge at Chelsea, fast forward 8 years and history looks to be repeating itself at Stamford Bridge.
Just as it did in 2007 with Mourinho, in 2009 with Luiz Felipe Scolari and in 2012 with Andres Villas Boas, the Chelsea players’ abysmal form is putting the manager under ever increasing pressure.… Read More