‘On another level’, ‘Lampard like’, some Chelsea fans praise 25-year-old’s stellar display vs Red Bull Salzburg

A selection of Chelsea supporters have hailed the performance of midfielder Ross Barkley during the club’s 5-3 pre-season win over Red Bull Salzburg on Wednesday evening.

The England international had been in impressive form coming into the game with goals in successive friendlies, and he continued the run by contributing a couple of sublime assists as well as converting a penalty.… Read More

Barkley and Mount start, Predicted Chelsea lineup (4-2-3-1) to face Red Bull Salzburg

Chelsea play their second-last pre-season friendly against Red Bull Salzburg on the road tonight. Frank Lampard has generally preferred to play with different lineups for the first and second half respectively, but he may consider offering more minutes to the players, who are likely to feature in the season opener in less than two weeks’ time.… Read More

The signs are good – Frank Lampard delivers positive injury update on key Chelsea player

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is hopeful that midfielder N’Golo Kante will return to full training with his teammates this week following an extended absence with a knee problem.

The France international has played no part for the Blues during pre-season, and he was recently sent back from the pre-season tour of Japan in order to continue his rehabilitation at the club’s Cobham base.… Read More

‘He has been fantastic’, some Chelsea fans praise 20-year-old’s display vs Reading

Some Chelsea fans have lavished praise on the second-half performance from Mason Mount during the friendly win over Championship side Reading on Sunday.

The young midfielder has already earned plenty of plaudits from the fans during pre-season and he continued his good impression by bagging a quick-fire brace in the 4-3 triumph over Reading.… Read More

Chelsea make transfer decision on Michy Batshuayi – Goal.com

Chelsea have reportedly decided against the sale of Michy Batshuayi and the Belgian is set to compete with Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud for the centre-forward position next season, Goal.com reports.

The 25-year-old has struggled to secure regular playing time at the west London side since his move from Marseille three years ago, and over the past 18 months, he has spent loans spells at Borussia Dortmund, Valencia and Crystal Palace respectively.… Read More

Pulisic and Giroud start, Predicted Chelsea lineup (4-2-3-1) to face Reading

Chelsea are scheduled to face Reading at the Madejski Stadium during Sunday’s pre-season friendly. The Blues have endured a mixed pre-season campaign with only a 50 percent win rate from their four matches, but the players should come into the game with confidence after an impressive 2-1 triumph over Barcelona in Japan.… Read More

Cesar Azpilicueta predicts bright future for two Chelsea graduates

Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta has predicted a bright future for young duo Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham, who have impressed during the club’s ongoing pre-season campaign.

Mount and Abraham spent the 2018/19 season on loan with Derby County and Aston Villa respectively, but they are likely to be offered the chance under manager Frank Lampard next term.… Read More

‘Start of something special,’ some Chelsea fans praise 20-year-old’s display vs Barcelona

A section of Chelsea fans were delighted with Christian Pulisic’s display during the club’s 2-1 win over Barcelona in a pre-season friendly on Tuesday.

The 20-year-old was handed with his maiden non-competitive start for the Blues against the Blaugrana, and he managed to last for an hour before being replaced by Olivier Giroud.… Read More

Kurt Zouma makes admission over Chelsea future

French defender Kurt Zouma has indicated that he wants to remains with Chelsea, although he would not prefer sitting on the bench waiting for first-team opportunities.

The centre-back has spent the past two seasons on loan with Stoke City and Everton respectively, but that won’t be the case for the forthcoming campaign with manager Frank Lampard keen on working with him.… Read More

‘I want him here’ – Frank Lampard wants to keep 24-year-old amid transfer interest

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has stressed that he has no plans of parting ways with defender Kurt Zouma, who has been linked with a permanent move to Everton this summer.

The France international spent the previous campaign on loan with the Toffees, and he was particularly impressive during the final months of the season where the club had a resurgence under Marco Silva.… Read More