RUBEN LOFTUS-CHEEK'S injury woes are set to continue well into the New Year in a bitter blow to Chelsea fans. The midfielder, 23, ruptured his Achilles' tendon in a post-season friendly clash against New England Revolution in May. And Stamford Bridge chief Frank Lampard has confirmed that Loftus-Cheek has suffered setbacks in his recovery with no timetable set for a return. He said: "He has had a few setbacks over the last two months. He hasn’t had a new one. "It is not flying along as we would want. It’s not for the want of trying for everybody. "For Ruben there is nothing worse, of course, being injured. At the moment we are no closer to him being fit."Chelsea beat Aston Villa yesterday as Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham repaid Lampard's faith in youth. And Lamps urged his young guns to keep firing after a solid start to the season despite the transfer ban, which is still hanging over the club as an appeal is heard. He added: "I am happy but I want more. We have had a … [Read more...] about Frank Lampard confirms Ruben Loftus-Cheek has suffered injury setbacks with no timeframe on Chelsea return
CHELSEA are back to winning ways with a much needed three points against Aston Villa. Frank Lampard's go-to young guns delivered the goods again with Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham striking in a 2-1 win. Follow ALL of the latest Blues news, updates and transfer gossip... Harry Gray9 hours ago4th December 2019IF it was a fight to impress Gareth Southgate and stake an England claim, Mason Mount won it all ends up. That was the verdict from Martin Lipton as he watched Chelsea's young Lions put Aston Villa to the sword at Stamford Bridge. The Chelsea man appears to have taken a step ahead of Jack Grealish in the pecking order for England call ups according to our reporter. Harry Gray9 hours ago4th December 2019 In the wake of his first goal since early October, Lampard says Mason Mount's form shouldn't be measured solely on goals, but does stress his performance in the second half was what he expects of the young midfielder. #CHEAVL — Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) December 4, 2019 … [Read more...] about 7am Chelsea news LIVE: Sancho £90m club record deal, Aston Villa reaction, Abraham ending curse, transfer ban LATEST
Chelsea are expected to find out today whether their latest bid to get a transfer ban thrown out in time for January has been successful. The Court of Arbitration for Sport, in Switzerland, has been considering evidence from the club as well as Fifa as it weighs up whether the part-served punishment was fair. The club were found guilty last season of breaching article 19 of its regulations on the status and transfer of players (RSTP), which concerns the protection of minors. A two-window ban, which is currently due to end in February 2020, was upheld by the world governing body in May after Chelsea's first appeal to Fifa. Details were subsequently published on the Fifa legal website stating that Chelsea claimed many academy players were only trialists and did not play in organised matches. However, one player described in this way took part in 75 games between September 2013 and February 2016. The transfer ban came to light after it was alleged Burkina Faso forward Bertrand Traore - … [Read more...] about Chelsea to discover January transfer ban fate today – will Frank Lampard be allowed to spend?
Chelsea are monitoring the situation of highly-rated academy graduate Jake Clarke-Salter at Birmingham City after receiving interest from rival Championship clubs in taking over his loan. And Clarke-Salter faces a decisive six weeks after an injury to Birmingham central defender Marc Roberts opened the door for the 22 year-old to hold down a regular starting place. Should Clarke-Salter establish himself in Pep Clotet’s team, then the likelihood is that he will see out the remainder of his season-long loan at St Andrew’s. But if he continues to be rotated, then Chelsea are ready to recall Clarke-Salter with a number of other Championship clubs interested in taking the left-footed defender on loan until the end of the season. Clarke-Salter was ahead of Andreas Christensen for a long period of his progression through the youth ranks, but has fallen behind the Dane and Fikayo Tomori in recent years. But he is still highly rated both inside and outside of Stamford Bridge, and … [Read more...] about Chelsea ready to recall Jake Clarke-Salter from Birmingham City loan if he is not given more game time
Chelsea are preparing to break their transfer record in the pursuit of Borussia Dortmund and England winger Jadon Sancho. The 19-year-old has attracted major interest from Premier League clubs since he decided to quit Manchester City back in 2017. Liverpool and Manchester United are both keen on bringing Sancho back to England. But Goal report that Chelsea are confident they will be able to persuade the youngster to snub all other options in favour of a move to west London. Frank Lampard's side are still banned from signing players as they await their Court of Arbitration for Sport [CAS] appeal verdict. But the Blues are said to be pressing ahead with their transfer plans as they prepare a busy summer in 2020. Chelsea spent £72m on Kepa Arrizabalaga in 2018 and are willing to go even higher to lure Sancho to Stamford Bridge. The attacker enjoys a fantastic relationship with a host of Lampard's squad, including Tammy Abraham and Callum Hudson-Odoi. Sancho's future in Germany … [Read more...] about Chelsea ‘set to battle Liverpool and Man Utd’ for Jadon Sancho transfer