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EPL: Three Former Chelsea Players The Pensioners Can Sign In Summer




Chelsea Academy is blessed with a lot of young players and the Europa League winner found it difficult to keep most of the players due to lack of playing opportunity.

The Blues Academy has been one of the prolific academies in the Premier League; the academy currently has produced more than five players who are playing regularly in the current team squad. 

Chelsea who are well known for their constant spending in transfer windows have spent more than 2 billion Euros on transfer fees and players’ salaries since Roman Abramovic became the owner of the club.  

For more than a decade now, John Terry has been the only Product from the Academy who has spent his entire football career at Stamford Bridge.

Majority of the players produced are being loaned out to different clubs in Europe in order to gain more experience and some of these players are later released, while others were sold out cheaply to avoid UEFA’s sanctions for financial fair rule. 

Conte was the first manager to give some of the loan players’ opportunity, his decisions were criticized by the Blues’ fans when they reinstated Victor Mosses, Nathaniel Ake and Andreas Christensen into the first team thereby dropping Cahill and Willian in his famous 3-4-3 formation.

Victor Moses and Andreas Christensen are some of the loan players who feature regularly under the Italian after their successful loan spell at Stoke City and Borussia Monchengladbach respectively, in which he won the League at his first season at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea transfer ban gave them no other option than to trust in their loan players who in turn serve as blessings to Frank Lampard managerial career at Chelsea, the former Chelsea Legend still maintains their fourth spot despite tough competitions.

Lampard’s team is currently struggling with forms after a brilliant start at the beginning of the season.

The Blues started well following the 4nil humiliation from Manchester United.

Frankie will have to stick to the loan players till summer since they failed to sign new players in January, there are many Chelsea loan players who had to leave the club due to their declined performance, the team will have to sign to avoid the case of Mohammed Salah and Kelvin De-bruyne.

The Top three former Chelsea Players the team should sign.

Nathaniel Ake

The former Chelsea player has become one of the best defender in the Premier League.

The Bournemouth player can play as a centre-defender or as a left-back. 

The former Chelsea defender was recalled from loan under Antonio Conte with the hope that he will be given more playing time at London. Unfortunately, the defender was sold to Bournemouth despite his brilliant performance.

Chelsea are currently struggling at the back-line as conceded in their previous 5 matches, Antonio Rudiger is the only trusted defender in the squad, the manager who has used Zouma, Tomori and Christensen this season but none of these players was able to impress the retired midfielder.

However, bringing back Ake to Stamford Bridge should be Frankie’s decision, the former Derby manager tried to sign the player this January but it wasn’t fertile since Bournemouth who are still battling relegation opted to keep their player due to replacement.

Signing Ake in summer is possible, they might use Tomori as a bait to lure their former player back to the club.

It appears that the buy-back clause in his contract still put Chelsea ahead of other teams in the Premier League that also want his service.

Thorgan Hazard

The younger brother of former Chelsea player Eden Hazard was signed along with his brother, although the midfielder never put on the blue Jersey before he was sold after his successful loan spell at Germany Bundesliga club Borussia Monchengladbach.

The Belgium midfielder can play in the Midfield and also as a winger, his creative passes and dribbling abilities will add to Frankie’s team.

Thorgan who has always proclaimed his love for the Londoners will hope to work in his brother’s shoes who won the league at Chelsea and also the UEFA Europa cup.

The young winger recently signed for Borussia Dortmund despite interest from Liverpool and Manchester City in the Premier League. 

The prolific winger will be an added advantage at Chelsea, his experience and assists will increase the scoring rate of Tammy Abraham who is currently struggling to increase his 13 League Goals, The England international has been experiencing goal drought in his previous 5 matches. 

Jeremie Boga

The Ivorian winger left Chelsea after 3 successful loan spell with Rennes, Granada and Birmingham.

The young winger was signed by Sassuolo after his failure to secure a starting slot at Chelsea.

It appears that Frank Lampard might make a move for the winger following his brilliant display in the Serie A this season.

The young attacker has scored 6 times, assist 3 in the League, helping the Italian to sit comfortably above relegation.

It was rumored that Barcelona and Napoli have shown interest in signing the 23-years-old who is gradually becoming a popular player in Italy – Although, Chelsea still have an edge over other teams because of the buy-back clause in his contract.

Meanwhile, Chelsea will have to sign him in summer, the recent decline in some of their players’ form might force Frank Lampard to reinforce the team squad.

Boga whose release clause is 12 million Euros will a useful vessel at Chelsea, the Pensioners failed in their attempt to sign Moussa Dembele, Thomas Werner or Jordan Sancho due to high inflating in the transfer market.

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Chelsea earn from another completed deal

Timothy Aiyeku



English Premier League outfit Chelsea have earned the sum of £3 million from the transfer deal of Brazilian talent Nathan.

Nathan is not known at Chelsea because he has long been out on loan deals. He signed the player in 2015 from Atletico Paranaense after he impressed with Brazil’s youth teams. he lived in his shadow, and he could not beat the competition in the Chelsea team.

The Brazilian international has had loan spells at Vitesse, Amiens and Belenenses but they were all unsuccessful which forced him back to his homeland to join Mineiro on an initial season-long loan where he enjoyed little success. He is lucky to have his loan made permanent.

The Sun reports that the West London club splashed a £6.5 million price-tag for the now 24-year-old but was forced to take £3 million in order to part ways with the player.

The former Brazil youth international has scored five times in over 35 appearances for Mineiro to date.

While he could not give his best for Chelsea, there are hopes that he still has plenty to offer with time also at his advantage. Nathan is now 24 and can still establish himself in the Brazilian top-flight’s most dangerous attackers.

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What you do not know about Willian’s transfer speculation

Timothy Aiyeku




Brazilian International Willian is already being linked away from Chelsea as issues of his contract extension is yet to be settled.

It is claimed that he would be leaving the Stamford Bridge this summer window with Chelsea hoping to cash in on him.

Man United and Arsenal, as well as other clubs in Europe, are reported to be jostling for the signature of the star player while he is still calm, looking forward to finishing the season on a good note.

What has been untold over Willian’s transfer speculation is the fact that he is not interested in leaving the West London outfit while Frank Lampard is still a big fan of the Brazilian and doesn’t want to see him out yet.

The Blues boss has now come out to state that he is still fighting hard to convince Willian on a new deal at the club.

Willian is insisting on a 3-year deal while Chelsea who are only ready to hand him 2 years because of the club’s policy on players who are more than 30 years of age.

Frank Lampard has made it clear that he will only be wishing Willian the best in his career if he eventually fails to agree with the club but efforts will be put in place to convince him for more years at the Stamford Bridge.

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Frank Lampard’s transfer decision that could cost Chelsea

Timothy Aiyeku



English Premier League outfit Chelsea suffered a 3-2 defeat against West Ham in their North London derby and manager Frank Lampard is not taking it likely.

The defeat has now mounted pressure on the Blues who are on the verge of losing their Champions League spot to Man United.

Following the defeat, Chelsea are now placed in 4th position with just two points edge of Man United.

Frank Lampard has now been forced to make certain transfer decisions, one of which is to loan out goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Reports claim that Frank Lampard is unhappy with the inconsistency of the shot-stopper and would be sending him out on loan.

The Sun reports that Spanish La Liga outfit Sevilla are keen to have Kepa on loan while Chelsea will continue to pay part of his £150,000 wage.

Howbeit, Kepa Arrizabalaga is rated among the best goalkeepers in England despite his bad form at the moment.

Sending him out without a better replacement could cost Chelsea another season while the 25-year-old may decide not to return to the Stamford Bridge should he find life in Spain interesting.

Chelsea are hoping for a Champions League qualification and will need the best to execute the outing.

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EPL Clubs placed on Lionel Messi alert

Timothy Aiyeku



Lionel Messi

Emerging reports from Spain hints that Barcelona star Lionel Messi will be leaving the Nou Camp at the end of the season.

It is claimed that the Argentina international is unhappy with the media reports that fingered him as the man behind the sack of the club manager Valverde in January.

This, according to the report has forced the World best player to call off contract extension negotiations with the Catalans as he will be seeking to leave.

It is also claimed that Messi is angry over the lack of quality in the Barcelona team, a reason that may force them to lose the La Liga title to rivals Real Madrid.

This development has placed English Premier League clubs on alert as they will be seeking to land the star player.

Supposedly, clubs like Chelsea, Man City and Liverpool will not mind the idea of Lionel Messi in their team in the coming season.

However, Man City could have the advantage of the relationship between manager Pep Guardiola and the Argentine international. It is believed that Messi will seek to work with his former boss again.

Meanwhile, talks about Messi’s destination have not been made public as it is expected that Barcelona will hold talks with him to pacify and calm the situation.

Notwithstanding, Messi would be shaming critics who have come after him severally for not trying other leagues and teams like his rival, Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Antonio Conte to return to Chelsea for this player

Timothy Aiyeku



Emerging reports reveal that Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte is already making plans to snap up Emerson Palmieri from Chelsea with discussions between the two clubs already ongoing.

The Blues defender has not been a regular at Chelsea having had just 13 starts this season because he has not been favoured by manager Frank Lampard.

Emerson Palmieri has already hinted he could return to the Italian Serie A outfit after finding life uneasy in England with a reunion with Italian boss, Antonio Conte possible.

Conte is a big fan of the Chelsea defender and we will not forget that the Italian boss signed him to Chelsea in 2018 for a fee of £18 million. There are could still be a reunion between them.

The Inter Milan boss has been making efforts to rebuild the team and beat off competition from Juventus. He has, therefore, been busy with buys especially after securing Alexis Sanchez, Romelu Lukaku, and Christian Eriksen. He seems not to be stopping at that.

Should Antonio Conte succeed with a deal for Emerson Palmieri, he will be the second from Chelsea after Nigerian international Victor Moses. This will help him have familiar faces at the club to make the building of the team easy.

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Man City in line to sign Chelsea reject

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Nathan Ake

North London outfit Chelsea were unable to find a place for young defender Nathan Ake, hence had him sold to Bournemouth after a loan spell.

The rejected player seems to have become a demand for Man City as they are reported to be interested in landing him with talks already opened.

Since the exit of Vincent Kompany, Man City have not been finding it good with their defensive department and will be seeking for all options available to be able to compete and bounce back after losing the EPL title to Liverpool.

Nicolas Otamendi and John Stones have not been giving their best while an option of David Alaba from Bayern Munch is being threatened by his high age demand. The same applies to Napoli’s Kalidou Kalibaly whose transfer fee is also high.

Nathan Ake might be the best option for Man City with manager Pep Guardiola hoping to work with him, having watched him play.

Chelsea have got a buy-back clause on Nathan Ake but that may not be a threat to Man City who are desperate at the moment for a defender.

Nathan Ake could cost £40 million but Man City are positive that Bournemouth will be forced to beat it down if the player desires a move.

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Klopp raises alarm over Chelsea, United “coup” plan

Timothy Aiyeku



Current English Premier League champions Liverpool are enjoying their reign and it would last until the coming season.

The Reds under manager Jurgen Klopp ended the 30-years wait after delivering the EPL title to the fans with seven games to spare. That is, of course, dominance and they have been taking a shot at it for the last two years.

However, manager Jurgen Klopp has raised an alarm that before now, it looked like his side and Man City were dominating but there are already efforts by Chelsea and United to overtake them.

The German boss stated that he expects a four-team race in the coming season, explaining that a team like Man United have made one or two signings and that has helped to bring the best out of the team. Chelsea have also confirmed two additions to their team and that will no doubt help to make them better.

Meanwhile, he hinted that his team will not be carried away with the praise showered on them for the success this season but they will work hard like other clubs to ensure they achieve as well.

Manager Jurgen Klopp is already making efforts to convince the club management to help equip his team in the summer transfer window so they can get better.

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Ed Woodward delivers damning Jadon Sancho ‘judgement’

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Jadon Sancho

It is no longer news that Man United are interested in the signature of Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho and are ready to make a bid for him.

The hindrance to a possible deal has been the price tag on the England international which the Red Devils are not willing to meet.

With an agreement not seeming possible between both clubs, it is claimed that United chief Ed Woodward is already making up his mind has pronounced a judgement on the matter.

According to The Express, the Man United chief is not willing to pay more than £50 million for the 20-year-old and already considering to forget a deal for him.

It is claimed that Chelsea and Brazilian International Willian has been fingered as an alternative to Jadon Sancho and could even be cheaper.

The Brazilian international is set to leave Chelsea and Man United could attempt to snap him up.

Chelsea are willing to keep the star winger but his request for a 3 years contract extension has been blatantly turned down for age factor.

However, owing to his quality, he could be of good help to the Red Devils for a few years and that is heavily been considered by Ed Woodward, according to reports.

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