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Chelsea Officially Appoint New Manager

Chelsea FC has unveiled Enzo Maresca as the club’s new manager.
The club made the announcement on Monday.
The Premier League west London club disclosed this in a statement via their website.
Maresca will begin his new role on 1 July 2024.
The Italian signed a five-year contract with the Blues.
Reacting, Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley, Chelsea’s co-sporting directors, said:“We are delighted to welcome Enzo to Chelsea.
“He has proven himself to be an excellent coach capable of delivering impressive results with an exciting and identifiable style.”
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Napoli Reject Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku Plus Cash Offer For Victor Osimhen

Italian champions, Napoli  has been offered Belgium star, Romelu Lukaku plus cash for transfer of its star striker Victor Osimhen to Chelsea.
Napoli have now rejected the offer.
According to Napoli Magazine, the English Premier League side offered Belgium striker, Romelu Lukaku, plus cash deal to tempt Napoli to part ways with their star striker.
Osimhen has been strongly linked with a move to Chelsea and Arsenal as both teams prioritise a striker at the end of the season.
However, the Blues have reportedly made an offer for the Nigerian which was immediately turned down by the Serie A champions.
“As reported by Il Mattino, Chelsea are one of the teams most interested in Victor Osimhen, Napoli striker, for next season,” the website wrote.
“The English club would like to include a quid pro quo in the negotiation to lower the price of the price, but the Azzurri are not interested in Romelu Lukaku, so the Blues would have thought of including Armando Broja who had already been linked to the Azzurri team in the past.”
Last season, Osimhen scored 26 Serie A goals in 32 appearances to help Napoli win their first league title in 33 years. But this season, he has scored 11 goals and three assists in 18 appearances in the Italian topflight league this campaign.
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EPL: Arsenal Will Not Win Title, Chelsea To Finish In Top Four – Robbie Savage

Robbie Savage, a former Blackburn Rovers midfielder, has made a Premier League prediction.

He predicted that Chelsea will finish in the Premier League top four despite their slow start.


He, however, warned Arsenal that they won’t win the title.

Chelsea are currently 12th in the table after winning just one of their opening four fixtures under new head coach Mauricio Pochettino.

But Savage is backing Pochettino to turn things around at Stamford Bridge.

He told Planet Sport Bet: “When Mauricio Pochettino was appointed I thought Chelsea would get in the top four, and I still believe that.

“They’ve signed so many good, hungry players and with a manager like Pochettino and the way he can develop players and teams, I think that Chelsea will still finish in the top four.

“With no European football the extra time on the training pitch is going to be so valuable to Pochettino.”

For Arsenal, Savage claimed that the Gunners will not emerge champions next May, despite going so close last term.

“Even with the acquisition of Declan Rice, I don’t think Arsenal can win the league, simply because of Manchester City.

“If City weren’t in the Premier League, then I think Arsenal would win it, but unfortunately for Arsenal, they are,” Savage said.

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Transfer: Embarrassing – Toni Kroos Blasts Chelsea, Liverpool Target For Joining Al Ahli

Real Madrid midfielder, Toni Kroos has expressed concern after Gabri Veiga’s opted to sign for Al Ahli instead of some top European clubs seeking for his signature.
Kroos said the decision by Veiga is embarrassing.
Veiga was regarded as one of the La Liga’s most exciting young midfield talents and had been attracting interest from a host of top clubs in Europe this summer.
Liverpool and Chelsea had been linked with the Spain Under-21 international but it appeared that Napoli had won the race to sign him even up until Wednesday.
However, a late change of heart has seen Veiga perform a U-turn and he will now sign for the Saudi Arabia club instead, according to Fabrizio Romano.
When Romano posted the news via his Instagram account last night, Kroos replied to the post, saying, ‘embarrassing.’
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EPL: Get Rid Of Him Now – Chelsea Owners Told To Sack Lampard Immediately

Jamie O’Hara, a former Tottenham midfielder, has called on Chelsea FC owners, Graham Potter and Co. to sack Frank Lampard immediately.

Lampard insisted Chelsea should sack their former manager, who returned to the club on an interim basis following the sack of Thomas Tuchel and Graham Potter.

This is after the Blues suffered their sixth straight defeat under Lampard with a 3-1 loss at Arsenal on Tuesday night

“It was a stroll for Arsenal. Chelsea fans are paying to watch that nonsense?”

“You spent £600m and you’re playing like a Championship team…

“Lampard, out of his depth. I’d get rid!”

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Chelsea: I Don’t Recognise My Club Anymore – Drogba Speaks

Didier Drogba, the former Chelsea striker, has talked about the club’s recent woeful performances.

He says he does not “recognise the club” compared with when he played at Stamford Bridge.

His comment comes after Chelsea’s faint Champions League dreams were dashed on Wednesday.

Speaking with Canal+, Drogba said “It is not the same club any more. I don’t recognise my club. There is a new owner and a new vision.

“We try to compare with what was done under the Abramovich era, where there were many acquisitions of players, but the choices were very intelligent.

He continued, “Bringing in players like Petr Cech, Andriy Shevchenko, Hernan Crespo, Michael Essien, Didier Drogba, Florent Malouda, and I go on. It was to win titles and they are players who already have some experience. Here the strategy is different, they bet on young players.

“I think they certainly lack charismatic players and leaders. It needs players who take responsibility.”

Drogba won 12 major awards between 2004 and 2012 under previous owner Roman Abramovich, whose generous backing transformed the Blues into serial trophy winners following his takeover in 2003.

The 56-year-old was forced to sell the club last year after the UK government sanctioned him for alleged links to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Bayern Munich Join Chelsea And Manchester United to Bid For Victor Osimhen

Nigerian international, Victor Osimhen is now attracting attention from Chelsea and Manchester United.
The two clubs have joined German football giants, Bayern Munich for a move for the Napoli striker, according to Sky Sports Germany.
The Bundesliga champions are one of the European giants interested in luring the Nigeria international away from Napoli, and will now have to battle Manchester United and Chelsea for his signature.
Osimhen has scored 25 goals and recorded four assists in 29 appearances across all competitions for Napoli this season.
Bayern are said to be preparing an opening bid for Osimhen and are without an enigmatic forward after losing Robert Lewandowski to Barcelona last summer .
Also the report added that Ligue 1 champions, Paris Saint-Germain are also reportedly interested in the 24-year-old.
Osimhen alongside Erling Haaland, Robert Lewnadowski, Marcus Rashford and Kylian Mbappe is one of the hottest strikers in Europe this season
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Lampard Will Do A Good Job At Chelsea – Ancelotti

Real Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelotti has hailed the appointment of Frank Lampard as Chelsea’s new interim manager.
According to him, Lampard will perform excellently on the job.
Lampard was last week appointed on an interim basis and has a contract until the end of this season.
Ancelloti, a former Chelsea coach also ruled out the possibility of replacing Lampard, saying he does not see himself returning to Stamford Bridge for a second stint.
Chelsea will be facing Real Madrid in their first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday (tomorrow)
“Be back? No, I hope that Lampard is able to do a fantastic job with them,” added Ancelotti.
“I think Lampard will do a very good job,” Ancelloti said.
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Chelsea Confirm Frank Lampard As Interim Coach

Frank Lampard has been announced as Interim Manager by Chelsea Football Club.
He will keep the position until the end of the 2022/23 season.
The announcement was made on their official Twitter account on Thursday.
Lampard will get underway with official duties when he takes charge of the team’s training on Thursday.
A statement released by the club reads: “We are delighted to welcome Frank back to Stamford Bridge. Frank is a Premier League Hall of Famer and a legend at this club.
“As we continue our thorough and exhaustive process for a permanent head coach, we want to provide the club and our fans with a clear and stable plan for the remainder of the season.
“We want to give ourselves every chance of success and Frank has all of the characteristics and qualities we need to drive us to the finish line.
“We have an important game against Wolves on Saturday and then we will turn our attention to our Champions League quarter-final in Madrid next week.
“We are all going to give Frank our full backing as we aim to get the best possible outcome from all our remaining games.”
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Graham Potter Sacked by Chelsea After Less Than Seven Months in Charge

Graham Potter has been sacked as head coach of Chelsea Football Club.
His sack came after suffering his 11th defeat in 31 games since replacing Thomas Tuchel at Standford Bridge on 8 September.
Graham Potter was appointed as Thomas Tuchel’s replacement on September 8 on a five-year deal, but has left the club just seven months into that contract, after winning only seven of his 22 Premier League games in charge.
Chelsea have dropped to 11th in the Premier League – 12 points outside the top four – having spent more than £550m on new players this season.
The co-controlling owners, Boehly and Behdad Eghbali, said: “On behalf of everyone at the club, we want to thank Graham sincerely for his contribution to Chelsea. We have the highest degree of respect for Graham as a coach and as a person. He has always conducted himself with professionalism and integrity and we are all disappointed in this outcome.
“Along with our incredible fans, we will all be getting behind Bruno and the team as we focus on the rest of the season. We have 10 Premier League games remaining and a Champions League quarter-final ahead. We will put every effort and commitment into every one of those games so that we can end the season on a high.
“Graham has agreed to collaborate with the club to facilitate a smooth transition. In his time with the club, Graham has taken us to the quarter‑final of the Champions League, where we will face Real Madrid. Chelsea would like to thank Graham for all his efforts and contribution and wish him well for the future.”
Julian Nagelsmann, who was sacked a week ago as Bayern Munich boss, has been installed as the favourite to replace Potter.