Graham Potter, boss of Chelsea club has to come up with new strategies to lead his team to victories, especially since the last match of his club against Southampton resulted in their defeat. James Ward-Prowse, captain of Southampton was able to score a goal for his side, the only one that the Chelsea team was not able to prevent. It was a free kick that he delivered expertly before it was halftime. The Blues are now to figure out how to get their performance back on track, especially since they obtained a frustrating result in the last home match as well.
Chelsea was stunned by Southampton’s performance which also aided the latter to move off the bottom rungs of the leaderboard of the Premier League this season. It was also because Ceasar Azpilicueta, captain of the Blues team, was suffering from an injury at the time when this match was held. For the Saints also it was a much-needed win since they had not won a league game that they played away from home grounds. The last match they won was in October 2022 when they beat Bournemouth. In this game too, Chelsea was a strong opponent as they prevented the Saints from opening up easily. They also fended off attacks from the Saints successfully on several occasions.
Chelsea fans are going to love what’s happened with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in training. The 33-year-old’s got a bit of a bad reputation for his timekeeping and professionalism down to his fallout at Arsenal, something which is a bit unfair when you consider his long career to date. Therefore, Blues supporters may enjoy hearing the striker has been one of the first out to train at Cobham this week.
Sky Sports, via Football Daily, report that Aubameyang was one of the first players out on the training pitches on Friday. Graham Potter’s now got his squad back post-international break, so all eyes will be on this Saturday’s Premier League trip to Crystal Palace. It’s only something minor to read into, yes. But it’s great to know Aubameyang is on time and, you imagine, eager to impress his new boss.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has been handed a one-match touchline ban by the English Football Association (FA) after his altercation with Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte when the two London teams met in the Premier League earlier this month. The London Derby encounter between hosts Chelsea and Spurs was the star match of the second weekend of the Premier League this season.
Tuchelhas been fined to the tune of £35,000 by the FA in addition to a one-match touchline ban. To this effect, the former Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint Germain (PSG) boss won’t be on the touchline when Chelsea play hosts to Leicester City this weekend. The Blues welcome the Foxes to West London on Saturday looking to bounce back from the disappointing at the hands of Leeds United last weekend. Brendan Aaronson, Rodrigo Moreno and Jack Harrison scored for Leeds United in a 3-0 home win over Chelsea.
Premier League outfit Chelsea have reportedly reached an agreement for highly rated Major League Soccer (MLS) goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina. The young shot stopper is on the payroll of Chicago Fire in the MLS. The agreement between Chelsea and Chicago Fire for the transfer of Slonina was revealed by Italian journalist and transfer guru Fabrizio Romano as he stated via his Twitter handle that club owner Todd Boehlywas directly in talks with the MLS club on the way to reaching an agreement for the player. The said agreement is £10m plus add-ons and that Slonina will stay on loan at Chicago Fire. Italian media practitioner Romano also said are expected to back the agreement with an official bid to get the deal done.
Chelsea are not the only European club credited with an interest in Chicago Fire star Slonina as European champions Real Madrid have also been linked with a move for the 18-year-old. He’s also a transfer target for Premier League team Wolverhampton Wanderers.
American international SerginoDest has reportedly been offered to Premier League side Chelsea by Spanish giants Barcelona in a proposed swap deal to enable them sign Marcos Alonso. The interest of Barcelona in Chelsea left-back Alonso has already been established by multiple media outlets and the latest development is the willingness on the part of Barcelona to offer one of their players to sign Alonso. It has been revealed that Dest is the player involved with manager Xavi Hernandez prepared to let him leave the Nou Camp this summer.
The specific report from the stables of English publication 90Min said West London outfit Chelsea could receive former Ajax Amsterdam star Dest from Barcelona for Alonso in a swap deal. Spanish international Alonso was frozen out of the Chelsea first-team under former manager Frank Lampard before the arrival of current manager Thomas Tuchel during the penultimate season. He was involved in the Chelsea team as they reached the FA Cup final, secured fourth spot and won the Champions League trophy. For this season, he played second fiddle to Ben Chilwell in the left-back position at Chelsea at the start before the Englishman sustained a serious knee injury. Alonso finished the season with four goals and five assists in 28 Premier League outings.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is prepared to sell Marcos Alonso to a suitable buyer this summer despite uncertainty over Ben Chilwell’s injury return date, according to ESPN. Alonso is among Chelsea players who will enter the final year of his contract at the end of the season. Once the club sale process reaches a conclusion, the club will then have to decide whether to offer new contracts or cash in on these players to avoid losing them on free transfers.
It will be more difficult for Chelsea to let go of Jorginho and N’Golo Kante who still play prominent roles under Tuchel, but the manager is reportedly open to offers for Alonso. The 31-year-old had mostly played a backup role until Chilwell picked up a knee ligament injury in November which forced him out for the rest of the season.
West London giants Chelsea are back on track after recording a win in each of their last three games in all competitions including the FA Cup last four clash with London rivals Crystal Palace at the weekend. The 2-0 win over Palace in the FA Cup semifinals made it three victories on the bounce for the European champions. Chelsea have won their last three games in all competitions after they were stunned at home by West London rivals Brentford and Spanish giants Real Madrid in different competitions shortly after the last international break.
Chelsea were on the end of a 4-1 loss at the hands of Brentford in the West London Derby in the Premier League thanks to the goals from Vitaly Janelt (brace), Yoanne Wissa and new signing Christian Eriksen for the visitors, while German international Antonio Rudiger scored the first goal of the game in the colours of Chelsea. The Bees conceded to Rudiger at the start of the second half before finding the back of the net four times to record one of the biggest wins in their history.
Chelsea have qualified for the FA Cup semifinals this season after they swept giant-killlers Middlesbrough aside in their quarterfinal clash at the weekend. Middlesbrough came into the game on the back of eliminating both Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur in the previous two rounds of the competition.
English Championship side Middlesbrough received a lot of plaudits for their resilient display in the fourth round after beating hosts Manchester United on penalties. The two teams had shared two goals at the end of regulation time and extra time before young Swedish winger Anthony Elanga missed the decisive spot kick during penalty shootout to send Middlesbrough into the fifth round of this season’s FA Cup.
The Carabao Cup final teams for the 2021/22 season has been revealed after Liverpool saw off Arsenal to take the second and final slot at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday.Chelsea had earlier taken the first slot for the Carabao Cup final billed for the Wembley Stadium on Sunday, February 27, 2022.
Chelsea secured their place in the Carabao Cup final via a 3-0 aggregate win over London rivals Tottenham Hotspur. The Champions League holders scored twice in the first half through German international Kai Havertzand Ben Davies (own goal) to seal a 2-0 home win over Spurs in the first leg. Chelsea were able to finish the job in the second leg thanks to a 1-0 victory. German defender scored the only goal of the second leg via a first half header as the Blues sealed a comfortable aggregate win at the expense of the Antonio Conte-led Tottenham Hotspur side.
Chelsea forward Kai Havertz was on target for Germany as they ended their Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign with an away win over Armenia in Group J.
Havertz was amongst the goals as the Germans ended the qualifiers with a seventh straight win in their group at the expense of their hosts. The Chelsea star scored the first goal on the way to a 4-1 win as Germany ended their group with a record of nine wins and one loss.