Crystal Palace will face off against Chelsea in the midweek London derby at Selhurst Park. The Eagles restarted the campaign after the coronavirus shutdown with a 2-0 win at Bournemouth, but they have since succumbed to three successive league defeats. As a result, they have dropped to the bottom half of the table and their prospects of European qualification have seemingly diminished with a seven-point gap to seventh-placed Arsenal.
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John Terry, in an interview with INSports, commented about the team’s atmosphere when Jose Mourinho arrived as their coach. Mourinho was a special one because he has led to Porto to be the title winner of Champions League in 2004. He shortly arrived at Chelsea after this huge win. Terry recalls that everyone was tensed about Mourinho’s arrival. But later when he left the club it was a very sad departure.
Mourinho became one of the best coaches during his time in Chelsea. He was a special one as he led the team to several title wins during his time there. It was under him Blues won in Premier League, League Cup, and FA Cup. In his time there, he has grown close to the teammates and vice versa.Read More »
Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham is confident that he can achieve 100 percent fitness prior to the international break this month. The England international has been struggling with a nagging ankle problem over the past six weeks and he recently went to Barcelona to receive medical advice from a renowned specialist.
In an interview relayed by Goal.com, Abraham said that he has yet to overcome the ankle swelling but he is confident that things should improve on a day-by-day basis. He added that he wants to recover completely from the problem rather than rushing his return to the playing field, he told: “Yes, definitely [I’ll be back for England games]. I’m almost fit. There’s still a bit to do. I’ll get there soon. It’s a recurrence. [The problem was] playing on it and aggravating it even more. It is still like a swollen ball really but it is getting better day by day.
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Arsenal legend Charlie Nicholas has heaped praise on Tammy Abraham by stating that the Chelsea striker has been the standout performer during the opening stages of the Premier League season. The 22-year-old made a slow beginning to the campaign with three goalless games and he was the subject of criticism from a section of the Blues supporters.
Despite this, he continued to earn the faith of manager Frank Lampard and that has eventually paid dividends with him finding his scoring boots. Abraham has already netted nine goals across all competitions to date and out of those, eight have come in the Premier League for the Blues, who are separated from the top four on only goal difference.
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Chelsea legend Pat Nevin has said that Jorginho is the bravest player in the first-team squad under manager Frank Lampard. The Italy international was a regular in the holding role during his debut campaign last term but he could not win over the supporters as he was regularly criticised for the side by side passing under Maurizio Sarri.
However, with the change of management, Jorginho has been offered with the license to look for a forward pass and he has now evolved into one of the club’s most consistent performers. Speaking on the club’s official website, Nevin said that he was impressed with Jorginho during his maiden Premier League campaign and the midfielder has taken his performances to the next level.
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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is confident that the strikers will find the scoring touch as the season progresses. The 41-year-old has depended on Olivier Giroud and Tammy Abraham to lead the line during the opening three matches and only the former has scored during the European Super Cup clash against Liverpool.
As such, there have been question marks whether the current crop of strikers are sufficient to mount a top-four challenge, but Lampard has no doubts regarding the same. Speaking in a press conference, Lampard said that the frontmen could have been more clinical during the opening part of the season but he has no doubts regarding the attitude of the marksmen.Read More »
Chelsea legend John Terry believes there is no-one better equipped than Frank Lampard to become the next head coach of the Blues. The 40-year-old has been hugely fancied to become the next Blues boss and talks are currently at an advanced stage with Derby County regarding the compensation package.
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