According to former Chelsea defender Paulo Fereirra, The Blues are still capable of, and have what it takes to win the Premier League title. At the beginning of the season, this statement appeared to make more sense given how much investments the club’s owner Roman Abramovic made in the summer to ensure that the goal is achieved.
The Russian billionaire splashed over £200 million on new signings including Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell, and Edouard Mendy after putting in so much faith in former manager Frank Lampard as he tried to bring back the league title to Stamford Bridge. Following the new signings, Chelsea were already looking like a side ready to even compete for the UEFA Champions League trophy after the new additions to the first-team squad.Read More »
Portuguese coach Paulo Ferreira enjoyed a very good playing career for both his clubs and his country before he made the decision to hang his boots in 2013 after almost two decades as a professional player. Paulo Ferreira spent 16 years as a professional football player and he turned out for four clubs during that period.
In the 2007 FA Cup final game between Manchester United and Chelsea, there were key battles that decided the game. Opposite ends of the pitch continued opposite fierce rivals who had eyes for the title in the final.
One of such key battles was the one between then-Portugal teammates Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Ferreira. The latter was tasked with the job of containing the former United tricky winger Ronaldo and remembers vividly how it all played out in the match.
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Manchester United legend Gary Neville believes the performances of Chelsea under Frank Lampard have invigorated owner Roman Abramovich. The Blues started the previous campaign under a transfer ban and that saw Lampard work with some of the academy graduates at the club with plenty of success.
During the backend of the season, there were suggestions that the Blues could spend after their embargo was lifted, but that was not the case with the hierarchy deciding to wait until the summer. Despite this, Lampard managed to guide the Blues a top-four finish in the Premier League standings and Neville feels the 41-year-old’s flamboyance has paved the way for the summer spending spree.
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Christian Pulisic has been told what he should do to become one of the best players in the told while Lampard is demanding more from the player. He arrived at the club on the summer of 2019 and he had a good debut campaign at Stamford Bridge. In the first year at Premier League, he has overcome several challenges whichinclude his slow start at the club, the injury during the middle of the year and the uncertainties brought by the COVID 19 pandemic.
Pulisic has cleared all the challenges and has been doing great on the team since the resumption of the games. He has also been compared with the former Chelsea star Eden Hazard. Both Lampard and Pulisic are not interested in to be dragged along with the topic of Hazard who hasbeenstar of Chelsea in the past years. The young player is aware that he still hasa lot more to achievebefore he can stand along with the players of past or present.
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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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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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