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Frank Lampard Orders Chelsea Board To Sign This Striker

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Europa League holders Chelsea are reportedly eyeing a January swoop for CSKA Moscow steokwr Fyodor Chalov.

This is according to the publication from the stables of the Daily Star which revealed that the £20m-rated striker is attracting serious interest from the Blues who have a good relationship with his club CSKA Moscow through club owner Roman Abramovic.

Fyodor Chalov scored 15 goals for Russian Premier League side CSKA Moscow in the last campaign and he has already scored six goals for his team this season.

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is in the market for a new striker with the club legend not convinced by the striking duo of Michy Batshuayi and Olivier Giroud.

Giroud and Batshuayi have not been able to perform consistently when given the chance by Frank Lampard thus leaving Nigerian-born England international Tammy Abraham as the main source of goal for Chelsea this season, especially in the Premier League.

Tammy Abraham has scored 12 goals in the Premier League this season and that has propelled the Blues to fourth spot on the Premier League table.

Apart from Fyodor Chalov, Chelsea have been linked with the likes of RB Leipzig star Timo Werner and Lyon hitman Moussa Dembele who has scored 10 league goals.

I am Segun Amuda , Journalist at Thewistle.com. You can also find my articles here on topics related to Football. Outside Blogging, I have a keen interest in watching English Premier League Games. For any queries or issues related to articles on our website, kindly get in touch.

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Why Liverpool will not be crowned champions if EPL is cancelled

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Liverpool are topping the English Premier League table and are expected to be crowned champions, but there is been a new twist as UEFA president, Aleksander Ceferin said Liverpool will not be the English Premier League champions if the coronavirus pandemic forces the season to end prematirely.

All the English football fixtures are currently on suspension until April 4, because of the coronavirus outbreak that originated in Wuhan China.

Liverpool are 25 points clear at the top of the EPL table, but are not sure to be crowned Champions this season – they last won the league 30 years ago.

Aleksander Čeferin has now puts through is argument on whether Liverpool should be awardedthe trophy, if the epl fixtures are not completed.

“I’ve seen and heard some again fake news that UEFA will advise leagues to finish the championships now and decide that the winners are the ones who are number one now.

“I can say that it’s not true. Our goal is to finish the leagues and we didn’t recommend anything like that to any association or league,” Ceferin said according to Daily Mail.

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EPL: Chelsea Star Rejects New Contract Offer

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West London giants Chelsea have been rocked by the news that first choice striker Tammy Abraham has turned down the offer of a new contract from the club.

The Daily Mirror via its report stated that Tammy Abraham wants more money before signing a new deal.

Nigerian-born Three Lions of England striker was recently named the Player of the Year at the London Football Awards.

Tammy Abraham has two years left on his Chelsea contract and he’s holding out for financial terms synonymous with the £180,000 weekly salary paid to fellow England international Callum Hudson-Odoi.

Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi is the biggest earning young player at the club and Tammy Abraham is said to be holding out for parity or more money than his £180,000 on a weekly basis.

Tammy Abraham came through the ranks at Chelsea before becoming a regular in the starting XI this season. He spent last season on loan at Aston Villa when they were in the English Championship as well as a previous loan spell with Championship club Bristol City.

He was part of the Swansea City team that suffered relegation two seasons back. He was on loan at the Welsh club from Chelsea.

Young players like Mason Mount, Reece James, Billy Gilmour, Fikayo Tomori and Callum Hudson-Odoi have signed respective new contracts this season.

Tammy Abraham scored 26 goals in 40 games for Aston Villa in all competitions last season as he helped the team secure Premier League promotion at the expense of Derby County managed then by Frank Lampard.

Aston Villa beat Lampard and his Derby team 2-1 in the Championship play-off final to seal promotion to the top flight. Club legend Frank Lampard was named the Chelsea manager some weeks later.

Tammy Abraham has scored 15 goals in all competitions for Chelsea this season and he has been struggling with an ankle injury in recent games.

In other news, there are report that Chelsea might sack Frank Lampard.

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EPL: Chelsea Eyeing Summer Swoop For £25m-rated Man United Loanee

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Europa League holders Chelsea are said to be plotting a summer swoop on Manchester United for one of their players out of the club on loan.

According to the Daily Mirror, Chelsea are keen on signing £25m-rated Manchester United loanee Dean Henderson in the summer.

Dean Henderson has impressed a great deal during his loan spell at Sheffield United whom he joined from Manchester United at the start of the season.

The 22-year-old shot-stopper had earlier spent one year at Sheffield United on loan as he helped the Blades secure promotion to the Premier League via a second-placed finish in the English Championship last season.

Sheffield United secured his services on loan for another season and he has been immense for the Blades who have been the surprise package of the current Premier League season. The Blades are in the mix for Champions League football.

They are in sixth position with 43 points and they are just two points off Chelsea in fourth place plus they have the same points with Wolverhampton Wanderers in fifth place.

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has doubts over Kepa Arrizabalaga who was previously the first choice goalkeeper at the club before the Spanish international was dropped in January in favour of his deputy and 38-year-old Willy Caballero.

Kepa Arrizabalaga’s form has been questionable this season despite the fact that he’s the most expensive goalkeeper ever as a result of the £71m Chelsea paid to sign him from Athletic Bilbao at the start of the last campaign.

Lampard has identified Dean Henderson as the man to replace Kepa Arrizabalaga at Chelsea if the club is able to sell the Spaniard with former club Atheltic Bilbao interested in him.

Dean Henderson could also return to Manchester United as the number one goalkeeper if current recipient David De Gea leaves the club.

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EPL: Defender In Talks With Chelsea Over Summer Transfer

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VFL Bochum of Germany defender Armel Bella-Kochap is in talks with Chelsea over a transfer to the West London giants this summer according to the latest media reports in the United Kingdom.

According to Sun Sport, the 18-year-old has emerged as a target for the Blues for this summer and that the club has already contacted his representatives over a possible transfer in the summer.

The player has made 14 appearances for VFL Bochum in the German Bundesliga II this season and he has a contract that does not end until the summer of 2024.

Bochum officials are open to the idea of selling one of their prized assets.

The Paris-born German u-18 player is attracting interest from a lot of clubs on the European football stage.

The likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona are also on his trail. Wolverhampton Wanderers, Sheffield United, Manchester City and Tottenham the four Premier League sides keen on his signature plus Chelsea thus making it five teams from the top flight of English football alone.

The defender is not expected to slot into first team football at Chelsea if they can pull off a move for him. Chelsea are still expected to make a move for a senior centre back this summer with two candidates mentioned in the Media.

The first candidate is former player Nathan Ake who is the best defender at Bournemouth. With the Cherries facing a bleak future in the Premier League, Chelsea could use that opportunity to re-sign their former player.

Bournemouth are in the relegation zone on goal difference with ten league matches left to play before the current season ends.

Chelsea are also said to be interested in Brighton and Hove Albion captain Lewis Dunk who has been an ever present for the Seagulls since they were promoted to the top flight three seasons ago.

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EPL: Man United Target Sancho ‘Rejected’ Historic Offer Before Quitting Man City Academy

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According to the Daily Star, Premier League target Jadon Sancho rejected a very good offer from English champions Manchester City before his transfer to German Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund.

Jadon Sancho moved to Borussia Dortmund from Manchester City in the summer of 2017 after the England international turned down an offer of £30,000 on a weekly basis.

The player had to leave Premier League champions Manchester City for Borussia Dortmund in search of regular first-team football.

Manchester City paid around 500,000 pounds for Jadon Sancho when they signed him from Watford at the age of 15. The Citizens were not able to hold on to his services despite their huge financial offer.

Jadon Sancho has grown from a player that hardly played first-team football at Manchester City to a world-beater at Borussia Dortmund.

The 19-year-old has been a key player for Borussia Dortmund in the last two years and his form has attracted the interest of former club Manchester City as well as other Premier League sides like Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea.

Recent reports claimed that Jadon Sancho will cost any team a Premier League record of €140m if he leaves Borussia Dortmund for England this summer.

Manchester United are seen as alight favourites for his signature ahead of the other three interested teams.

Jadon Sancho has scored 31 goals in 88 games for Borussia Dortmund who are still in the mix for the German Bundesliga title and the Champions League title.

He has 14 league goals and 14 assists this season and the winger is expected to be an important player for the England national team ahead of the 2020 European Championships in the summer.

Jadon Sancho has been a regular for Gareth Southgate since he made his debut for the team during an away game at Croatia in the UEFA Nations League in 2018.

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EPL: Chelsea Winger Rejects New Contract Offer

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Europa League holders Chelsea have been rocked with the news that winger Willian has turned down a contract offer for the club as he’s holding out for better terms.

According to Brazilian news portal UOL Esporte, Chelsea have offered Willian a two-year contract extension and that the player turned it down immediately.

Willian has few months left on his current Chelsea deal meaning that the Brazilian international will be a free agent by the end of this campaign.

The player wants a three-year deal and the aforementioned publication said that Willian is ready to leave Chelsea if club officials don’t meet that demand with London rivals Tottenham Hotspur also keen to sign him.

Spurs boss Jose Mourinho is no stranger to Willian having managed him while he was the Blues boss for the second time between 2013 and 2015.

Willian won his first Premier League title at Chelsea under the guidance of Jose Mourinho and both parties could reunite at Tottenham Hotspur this summer.

Jose Mourinho will definitely bolster his squad in the summer, and Willian could be a very cheap option for him since the Brazilian player would be a free agent by then. Spurs fans have a little history with the Brazilian winger after he snubbed the club for Chelsea.

Willian was closing on a move to Tottenham Hotspur before Chelsea hijacked the deal. He has won two Premier League titles at Chelsea since his transfer to the Premier League.

He showed his quality for Chelsea manager Frank Lampard and senior clubs officials after his opening goal vs Liverpool during the week.

Willian scored the first goal of the game during the FA Cup fifth round tie at home to Liverpool before Ross Barkley added a second goal after the halftime interval. Chelsea beat Liverpool 2-0 at home to setup a quarterfinal tie at Leicester City.

 

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FA Cup: Chelsea Face Leicester City Test For Potential Semifinal Berth

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Chelsea will have to navigate through a quarterfinal tie with Leicester City if they want to secure their place in the FA Cup semifinals billed for the Wembley Stadium in April.

The Blues discovered that they will face Leicester City away from home after the quarterfinal draw was held on Wednesday night.

Chelsea and Leicester City are separated by five points on the league table. The Blues are in fourth spot, while the Foxes occupy third position on the log.

The Blues secured their passage to the last eight of the FA Cup after they navigated the tie of the round. Chelsea beat Liverpool 2-0 at home in their last 16 tie to be able to book their spot in the quarterfinals.

Willian and Ross Barkley scored either side of the halftime interval to give Chelsea an impressive win over the Premier League table toppers. Liverpool have now lost three of their last four games in all competitions dating back to the loss to Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.

Liverpool were beaten 1-0 by Atletico Madrid with Saul Niguez getting the only goal of the game as early as the third minute.

Chelsea were able to revenge the earlier defeats at the hands of Liverpool this season. The Blues were beaten on penalties in the UEFA Super Cup in August 2019 after the two teams shared four goals at the end of extra time.

Liverpool then beat Chelsea 2-1 away from home in their league meeting last year. The second league clash of the season will take place towards the end of the campaign.

For Leicester City, they huffed and puffed before they could see off Birmingham City from the English Championship.

The Foxes have seen their form drop off in recent weeks and that was evident as they managed to beat Birmingham City 1-0 courtesy the header from right-back Ricardo Pereira in the last ten minutes of their last 16 tie in the FA Cup.

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EPL: Chelsea Plotting £42m Summer Swoop For French Midfielder

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French midfielder Houssem Aouar is a strong target for Premier League giants Chelsea according to the newest reports in the British media.

It was revealed that the French junior international is one of the targets on the summer transfer wishlist for Chelsea manager Frank Lampard.

Houssem Aouar plays his club football for Lyon in the French Ligue 1 and he’s also a target for Italian Serie A champions Juventus.

The Lyon midfielder was one of the standout performers as he helped his team get one over Juventus in the Champions League last week.

Juventus officials were able to access their transfer target in close quarters during that Champions League game.

Houssem Aouar played the entire duration of the game as Lyon beat Juventus 1-0 in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie ahead of the second leg at the Juventus Stadium in Turin.

The only goal of that game was scored by Lucas Tousart in the first half.

Houssem Aouar is a key player for Lyon but the French giants would be inclined to sell him this summer especially if they receive a big offer for him with the Daily Express claiming that Chelsea are plotting a £42m bid for him.

The Blues will have to contend with Juventus and Manchester City for the young midfielder who came through the ranks at Lyon before making his first team debut.

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has complained in recent weeks about his goal-shy midfield and he is expected to strengthen the Blues squad in that area.

Houssem Aouar has scored three goals plus four assists in 23 league games this season in the colours of Lyon. He also has one goal in five Champions League matches.

For now, the player has nine goals plus four assists in 34 games for Lyon in all competitions.

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