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Kovacic: We must wake up, improve and focus - Official Site - Chelsea Football Club Mateo Kovacic has called on his Chelsea team-mates to wake up and rediscover their form from earlier in the season if our target of Champions League qualification is to be achieved this term.

Chelsea news: Lampard on Maguire and VAR, Kante injury update All the latest Chelsea news as Frank Lampard's team attempt to bounce back from the Premier League loss against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge, with Spurs up next.

Manchester United back in top-four mix says Ole ClubCall.com Manchester United Manchester United back in top-four mix says Ole.

Chelsea rocked by Kante injury and Reds defeat Everyone will now be keeping their fingers crossed for good news and injuries are the last thing that Chelsea need as they hang on to fourth spot in the Premier League by their fingernails. Chelsea have now lost nine league matches and Tottenham would leapfrog them into the top four with a win at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Frank Lampard: VAR decisions 'soul destroying' for Chelsea fans The video assistant referee "didn't get it right" in Chelsea's loss against Manchester United and it was "soul destroying" for the fans, says Blues boss Frank Lampard.

Chelsea 0-2 Manchester United The evening was summed up when sub Giroud converted from Reece James' delivery on 77 minutes, only for a VAR review to show he was marginally offside as Chelsea's hopes of a comeback were extinguished.

Lampard bemoans Chelsea's lack of goals, VAR's lack of competence Though that would do it great disservice, both in terms of where Chelsea need to improve and where the game itself, as currently administered by the Premier League needs to improve. These aren't going to hard-hitting revelations. Everyone knows what's the score by now, what's the situation.

Roy Keane says only Virgil van Dijk would get in the 1999 United side Roy Keane believes that out of the current Liverpool squad, only Virgil van Dijk would be good enough to get in Manchester United's 1998-99 treble-winning team.

Liverpool confirm qualification for next season's Champions League Jurgen Klopp's men earned another shot at European glory after Chelsea failed to beat Manchester United on Monday, meaning that Liverpool have guaranteed a top-four finish.

Pasalic set to leave Chelsea for Atalanta in £12.5 million summer deal Chelsea midfielder Mario Pasalic is set to join Atalanta in a £12.5 million deal this summer after failing to make a single appearance for the Blues in the six years since he joined from Hajduk Split.

Lampard confirms Kanté's broken, again, and today's just the worst Adding the literal injury to Monday night's insult of a Premier League match was N'Golo Kanté going down with an apparent groin injury just ten minutes into what would eventually turn into a 2-0 home defeat for Chelsea. On the plus side - it isn't much of a plus, to be fair - at least this one wasn't caused by VAR incompetence.

Harry Maguire's brother reveals defender told him he would score Lawrence, who plays for Chesterfield, posted a series of messages on Twitter. Lawrence said: 'Set plays every chance for you tonight.' To which the United centre back responded: 'Yes.

Mari dons Arsenal kit for first time in Under 23s defeat to Chelsea Pablo Mari, who signed on an initial six-month loan for a fee of around £4million from Brazilian side Flamengo in January, played alongside Rob Holding in the heart of the defence.

Problems mounting up fast for Frank Lampard after Man United defeat The goalkeeper is not Frank Lampard's only problem at the moment. Chelsea's form is spluttering, they are vulnerable at home and the chasing pack is closing fast.

Chelsea 0-2 Manchester United: Martial and Maguire on target MARTIN SAMUEL AT STAMFORD BRIDGE: Bruno Fernandes is a dead ball specialist. So too, in a different way, is Harry Maguire.

MARK CLATTENBURG: Maguire shouldn't have been on the pitch to score MARK CLATTENBURG: Harry Maguire should not have been on the pitch to score Manchester United's second goal after his earlier kick-out at Michy Batshuayi and Anthony Taylor should take blame.

Cesar Azpilicueta bemoans use of VAR in Chelsea's loss to Man United Cesar Azpilicueta hit out at VAR after Chelsea saw two goals disallowed as they slipped to defeat by Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.

PLAYER RATINGS: Wan-Bissaka proves worth as Man United win at Chelsea Manchester United closed the gap on fourth-placed Chelsea to three points with a dominant win at Stamford Bridge thanks to goals from Anthony Martial and Harry Maguire.

Every word Frank Lampard just said on Chelsea's loss to Man United The Blues are now just one point ahead of Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League places after their 2-0 defeat to Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.

'Get real!' Roy Keane gives Frank Lampard reality check Roy Keane has sent a stern message to Frank Lampard after Chelsea's loss to Manchester United in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge.

United's Harry Maguire should have been sent off, says Frank Lampard Frank Lampard said after Chelsea’s 2-0 defeat against Manchester United that he believed Harry Maguire should have been sent off.

Keane and Carragher claim Harry Maguire was 'lucky' to escape red card Harry Maguire escaped a red card after appearing to kick out a Michy Batshuayi during Manchester United's clash with Chelsea, with Cesc Fabregas tweeting 'red' in response to the incident.

Solskjaer relieved after Maguire nets first league goal for Man United The club captain guided home Bruno Fernandes' corner to seal a crucial victory at Stamford Bridge, but was fortunate to escape a red card after appearing to kick out at Michy Batshuayi.

Frank Lampard fumes at VAR for not sending off Harry Maguire Frank Lampard was left fuming on Monday night after two controversial VAR decisions consigned Chelsea to defeat against Manchester United. Anthony Martial and Harry Maguire scored.

The game as framed by UEFA and Europe's privileged elite is BENT MARTIN SAMUEL - CHIEF SPORTS WRITER: It is a myth that financial fair play was brought in to screw Manchester City. It was brought in to screw Chelsea.

Lampard handed fresh injury blow with key attackers ruled out of Tottenham game Callum Hudson-Odoi and Christian Pulisic are both expected to miss the visit of Jose Mourinho.

Maguire's prediction that came true in Man United's win Chelsea found themselves on the wrong end of a 2-0 defeat to Manchester United on Monday night, with Harry Maguire lucky to avoid a red card before scoring a header in the second half.

Maguire claims it was a 'natural reaction' to kick Batshuayi in the gonads While Chelsea could've of course played better, and there's little use in moaning about things we ultimately can't control - other than maybe a bit of therapy - it's wholly unfair to put this loss squarely on the players' of the manager's shoulders.

Chelsea's N'Golo Kante sustains injury in Manchester United clash Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante limped out of his side's crucial Premier League clash with Manchester United after sustaining an injury.

Lampard rages at 'clear' VAR error, draws line in sand for Chelsea season Chelsea boss Frank Lampard raged at the 'clear' VAR decision that did not result in a red card for Harry Maguire, and made an emphatic statement about Chelsea's season from this point on. The Blues came into the night with pressure on after fellow Champions League hopefuls Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal both picked up victories at the weekend.

Bruno Fernandes thrilled after earning first win with Man United Bruno Fernandes was delighted with his first win as a Manchester United player after he helped his side beat Chelsea 2-0 at Stamford Bridge. Anthony Martial and Harry Maguire scored.

Bruno Fernandes offers vision of a thrusting United midfield after so long Manchester United’s £60m playmaker showed enough creative spark in win over Chelsea to point towards brighter future.

Maguire on Batshuayi incident in Chelsea's loss to Man Utd Manchester United's Harry Maguire has attempted to clear the air after the incident with Michy Batshuayi of Chelsea during the Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge.

Neville defends VAR in rant during Chelsea's loss to Man Utd Gary Neville has offered his verdict on VAR following some key incidents during Chelsea's defeat at home to Manchester United this evening in the Premier League.

Chelsea 0-2 Manchester United, Premier League RESULT Bruno Fernandes is a dead ball specialist. So too, in a different way, is Harry Maguire. One imagines they are going to grow into quite a formidable partnership for Manchester United.

Chelsea 0-2 Manchester United: Premier League – as it happened Anthony Martial and Harry Maguire scored superb headers to give United victory in a match that included yet more VAR controversy.

Harry Maguire and Manchester United rely on VAR for win at Chelsea Goals either side of half-time gave Manchester United a 2-0 win at Chelsea, who had two goals ruled out by VAR.

Chelsea press conference live: Lampard on Maguire, VAR and Kante Live coverage of Frank Lampard's press conference following the 2-0 defeat against Manchester United, in which Chelsea were denied two goals by VAR and Harry Maguire could have seen red.

Chelsea given a bloody nose as they lose for fifth time in the league, at home as Manchester Untied win 2-0 Chelsea crashed to their fifth home defeat of the season - 2-0 to Manchester United as their hold on the coveted fourth spot in the Premier League and thus Champions League next season hangs in the balance.

Chelsea player ratings: Batshuayi shocker with Willian poor in Man United loss The Blues suffered a 2-0 Premier League defeat at Old Trafford.

Chelsea vs. Manchester United, Premier League: Live blog Pretty much out of nothing, Wan-Bissaka crosses, Martial beats Christensen, just back on the pitch, in the air and his header finds the inside of the far post. 0-1, Manchester United. 43min: Christensen walloped in the face by a flailing arm from Martial, and the red stuff starts gushing from his nose.

Maguire lucky to escape red as Man Utd sink Chelsea 2-0 in crazy game Harry Maguire scored the second as Man Utd claimed a two-nil victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, but the England centre-half was perhaps lucky to have avoided a red card earlier in the piece.

Why Man Utd's Maguire was not sent off for Batshuayi incident Manchester United legend Roy Keane has been having his say on Harry Maguire's coming together with Chelsea's Michy Batshuayi at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea, Spurs and Liverpool fans complain about Maguire decision Harry Maguire went down under a challenge from Michy Batshuayi in the first half of Chelsea vs Manchester United and appeared to kick the striker, but VAR did not award a red card.

Kanté joins Abraham, Hudson-Odoi in adding to Chelsea injury woes Tammy Abraham and Callum Hudson-Odoi were already unavailable, and now N'Golo Kanté has gone down injured as well. Tammy and Callum both suffered setbacks this week. Their absences added to the weirdness of Frank Lampard's starting eleven and bench selections.

Chelsea fans unveil new Lampard banner ahead of Man United Chelsea fans have unveiled a new banner at Stamford Bridge in honour of manager Frank Lampard ahead of the Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge on Monday night.

Raiola makes Pogba statement after star misses Chelsea clash Paul Pogba's future at Manchester United is far from certain with his contract set to expire in just over a year, and after making just seven Premier League appearances this season, his agent has lashed out.

Kante adds to Chelsea's injury woes with latest issue France midfielder lasted a dozen minutes at Stamford Bridge before coming off for Mason Mount.

Neville DEFENDS Manchester City and slams Financial Fair Play Gary Neville has defended Manchester City after they were banned from the Champions League for two seasons for breaching Financial Fair Play rules and backed them to defeat Uefa with their appeal.

The reason Abraham and Hudson-Odoi were not in Chelsea's squad The Blues are taking on Manchester United at Stamford Bridge tonight, however neither England internationals were in the squad.

'Good joke' - Chelsea fans left stunned by Lampard's team to face Man United The Blues are back after the winter break and take on Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.

Man United fans ecstatic as Bailly returns and Ighalo in squad Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has named his side for the clash against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge - and fans are excited at the return of Eric Bailly for his first start of the season.

Chelsea team vs Manchester United confirmed: Caballero starts Goalkeeper back for crucial Premier League tie at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea to complete £23m transfer of this Serie A star According to the Daily Express, Chelsea have agreed to meet Inter Milan's asking price for Matias Vecino. The Blues have prioritized the signing of a central midfielder and have set their sights on the Uruguayan international. Inter value the player at £23 million which Chelsea have agreed to meet.

Ziyech Coutinho and Willian all feature in Chelsea news There has been some great news for Chelsea fans over the past few days involving Hakim Ziyech, Philippe Coutinho and Willian.

Werner, Soumare, Onana - Chelsea transfer rumours Hakim Ziyech is already on his way to Stamford Bridge and Frank Lampard will be looking to bolster his squad even further this summer after a quiet January at Stamford Bridge.

Hudson-Odoi in his own words, Minto on Beckham and Lampard’s call for togetherness in today’s match programme - Official Site - Chelsea Football C Toni Rudiger features as the cover star on today’s matchday programme following the German’s brace in our last outing at Leicester, while Callum Hudson-Odoi discusses his Ghanaian upbringing and reveals the story behind his Twitter handle.

Two-goal, ton-up Toni Rudiger looks forward to facing Man United again - Official Site - Chelsea Football Club For Toni Rudiger, it has been a longer gap than for most players between his milestone 100th Chelsea game and the chance to play in his 101st, but the wait is almost over and with the visit of Man United almost upon us, the defender discuss with the official Chelsea website reaching a century of appearances and the challenges ahead.

Isco considering summer move to sign with the Chelsea Reports in the media have claimed that Real Madrid star Isco is considering making a move to Chelsea in the summer window.

Chelsea 2020/21 kit latest The latest information on the kit that the Blues and new signing Hakim Ziyech will be wearing during the 2020/21 Premier League campaign.

Arsenal U23s vs Chelsea U23s live: Team news, latest score All the action as Arsenal's Under-23s host Chelsea Under-23s at Meadow Park in the Premier League 2.

Michael Owen makes Chelsea vs Manchester United prediction Michael Owen has been previewing Chelsea's clash at home to Manchester United in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge this evening.

Tammy Abraham to score first at 16/5 With Manchester City nwo banned from the Champions League - the race to qualify for Europe's top competition has been busted wide open.

Callum Hudson-Odoi grew up wanting to emulate Drogba and Hazard Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi is over the moon to be playing for the club he grew up supporting and has hopes of emulating some of the club's greatest players.

The team Man United fans want to see at Chelsea Chelsea host Manchester United at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League with both sides hoping to secure Champions League football this season - and the United fans have named the lineup they want to see.

Mark Bosnich: 'Personally I would bring him back' - Former Chelsea goalkeeper backs Kepa to return against Manchester United One huge talking point among Chelsea fans recently is who should start against Manchester United? Kepa Arrizabalaga has seen his form dip during the season. So much so that Willy Caballero started his first premier league game of the season against Leicester City earlier this month.

Lampard will be expecting 15-20 goals from a healthy Ruben Loftus-Cheek It must be extra grating for Frank Lampard, Chelsea's all-time leading goalscorer and probably the greatest midfield-goalscorer ever, to see such low production numbers from his midfielders, especially from open play.

What did Frank Lampard learn from Chelsea's 4-0 Old Trafford drubbing? Frank Lampard was given a rude awakening to life as a Premier League manager when his Chelsea were thrashed 4-0 by Manchester United. But what did the manager learn that afternoon?

Hakim Ziyech slammed for joining 'unstable' Chelsea rather than a 'top team' Discussing the move last week, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard explained how they failed in a January move before landing their man. "We tried and it was not possible," the Blues boss told Sky Sports. "We all know how the January window works. "You respect clubs that have top players want to keep them and that was the case.

Chelsea set to sell midfielder at the end of season Chelsea is prepared to sell Croatian midfielder in a bid to seal a move for new signings at the end of the season.Chelsea wants to le…

Lampard opens up and admits Chelsea talks with Pedro, Willian Frank Lampard admits Willian and Pedro are in talks over their Chelsea future following Hakim Ziyech's arrival.

Chelsea vs Man United live: Latest score and match analysis Live coverage of Chelsea vs Man United as the two sides face off in a huge Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge, including build-up, team news, stream details, live score and goal updates.

Frank Sinclair gives Reece James advice over his England future The 20-year-old is becoming a firm fixture in Chelsea's first team after impressing on loan at Wigan Athletic last season and his performances under Frank Lampard.

Simon Jordan reacts to Man City blow that could boost, Arsenal, Chelsea, Spurs Manchester City have been banned from all UEFA competitions for a two-year period for "serious breaches" of Financial Fair Play regulations.

Chelsea fans worried as Lampard answers Abramovich question Mikel Arteta's XI was questioned ahead of the 4-0 win over Newcastle, while Frank Lampard's answer to a question about Roman Abramovich has Chelsea fans worried, all in our forum. WTF is this lineup? Looks like Arteta was on the sauce in Dubai then phoned emery and asked him for advice !!!!

Man United fans make Odion Ighalo prediction ahead of Chelsea Chelsea welcome Manchester United to Stamford Bridge tonight as Frank Lampard aims to gain a measure of revenge on Ole Gunnar Solskjear after two losses this season.

Chelsea target Edouard admits he is flattered by links to England Chelsea target Odsonne Edouard has distanced himself from leaving Celtic during the summer transfer window. Now we all know that the January transfer window is now shut, and we also know that Chelsea failed to do any transfer business that would help Frank Lampard improve the side and help take the club back to the top by the end of the season.

Man City CEO says Champions League ban 'will be dropped' The Manchester City chief executive has spoken out about Uefa's decision to ban the club from the Champions League for two years after allegedly breaching financial fair play regulations.

A win for either Lampard or Solskjaer will provide top-four momentum The final match of the stagnated Premier League winter break is a blockbuster affair with Chelsea hosting Manchester United on Monday night.

Lampard - Top-four battle tougher than ever Chelsea are the current occupiers of fourth place, as they have been for the majority of the campaign, but only seven points separate Lampard's side from Burnley in 11th place.

Chelsea v Manchester United preview: TV, team news, betting odds It's a critical game in the race for Champions League football in 2020/2021.

Chelsea vs Manchester United live stream With a huge twist off the pitch making the chance to get Champions League qualification a little more doable, Chelsea face a huge six-pointer against Man United.

Chelsea confirmed team news: Chelsea line up vs Man Utd - Duo will miss out Chelsea team news: CFCnet's predicted Chelsea line up vs Man Utd in the Premier League as the Blues host United in the Monday Night Football.

Chelsea set to sign Liverpool target in the summer transfer Chelsea is prepared to sign Liverpool target Jadon Sancho at the end of the season as they aim to bring back the English attacker to…

Predicted Man Utd XI to face Chelsea: Odion Ighalo on bench How we think Manchester United will line-up tonight for their crucial Premier League clash against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer having some big decisions to make.

Chelsea's Mario Pasalic set to join Atalanta for £12.5m in summer Mario Pasalic is set to make a permanent move to Atalanta from Chelsea in the summer after the Italian side agreed to take up the €15m option to buy the Croatian midfielder.

Lampard opens up on new Chelsea signing Ziyech Frank Lampard has admitted that new signing Hakim Ziyech will offer Chelsea something different next season.

Lille boss drops Boubakary Soumare hint amid Chelsea links The Lille midfielder was linked with a move to the Premier League, with Chelsea and Manchester United among those reportedly interested during the January transfer window.

Ziyech's move 'could spark Ajax exodus' with EIGHT more set to leave Van de Beek, Andre Onana, Nicolas Tagliafico and David Neres are some of the high-profile names that could leave the club in the summer, according to The Athletic.

Chelsea 'set to complete deal for Inter midfielder Matias Vecino' Chelsea look set to make another move in the transfer market by bringing in Inter midfielder Matias Vecino. The Blues landed Hakim Ziyech last week, with the Ajax midfielder set to join in the summer.

Chelsea XI vs Manchester United: Confirmed team news, predicted line-up and latest injuries Frank Lampard and his Chelsea side emerge from their winter break into a season-defining run of games at Stamford Bridge. The Blues face Manchester United tonight before then hosting fellow top-four chasers and London rivals Tottenham.

CHELSEA v Manchester United: Preview Date: Monday 17th February 2020. Venue: Stamford Bridge. Kick-off: 20:00 GMT. After what's felt a slightly odd break in games, the return for everyone else over the weekend has seen our gap cut to just one point, so it'll be a test of character tonight as much as anything else.

Chelsea v Manchester United Team News #CHEMUN pic.twitter.com/hi0URlArVN. - Chelsea FC February 17, 2020.

Lampard's dose of reality as Chelsea begin defining eight days with United visit The head coach said that he has become obsessed with looking at the Premier League table and the next two games, plus Bayern Munich tie, will shape this campaign.

Ziyech Willian and Coutinho feature in Chelsea news Guys here is a roundup of the latest Chelsea news, gossip and transfer talk from icfootballnews.com over the past 24 hours. Chelsea's deal to sign Hakim Ziyech has not affected Willian's future at the club with both parties keen to agree a new contract.

Lampard a bit obsessed with the Premier League table but don't tell anyone One of the base concepts in quantum mechanics is the observer effect, wherein just by observing a quantum phenomena the measured result can change - that all possibilities exist until they're detected.

Former Manchester United and Chelsea defender feels Lampard is under more pressure than Solskjaer Former England defender Paul Parker played for both clubs during his career. The right-back has had his say ahead of tonight's vital premier league clash. Talking to the Racing Post, Parker feels there's more pressure on Frank Lampard, than Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to achieve instant success.

Chelsea's most under-appreciated: 4 players, 2 managers and the good doctor If you think Chelsea fans don't know how to treat their flops, you should see how they act around some of their best! These Blues rarely receive a fraction…

Chelsea keen on signing rising Premier League star worth over £80m Chelsea are preparing a move for Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell in the summer transfer window, according to Football.London. The 23-year-old came up through the youth ranks at Leicester before making his Premier League debut in 2016 against Everton.

Manchester United fan Odion Ighalo ready to realise childhood dream Nigeria striker has taken a long road to the summit he prepares to make his United debut at Chelsea.

Latest Chelsea injury news ahead of Man United clash The latest Chelsea injury updates ahead of the Premier League clash against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge, as Frank Lampard's side aim to take a huge step towards a top four place.

Lampard talks up Man Utd's top four threat ahead of Chelsea showdown Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has insisted that victory over Manchester United on Monday will not be enough to end the Red Devils' hopes of a top-four finish this season. The Blues head into the clash at Stamford Bridge in fourth, six points ahead of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side and will extend that lead to nine points with a win.

Latest Man United injury news ahead of Chelsea clash The latest Manchester United injury news as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side travel to Stamford Bridge for a huge Premier League clash against Chelsea.

Chelsea fans think Willy Caballero will start vs Man United Chelsea news takes a behind the scenes look at Friday's training session at Cobham ahead of the huge Premier League clash against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea FCW vs. Liverpool WFC, FA Cup; Preview, team news, how to watch Just 90 minutes against the second-bottom team in the league stands between us and the quarterfinals.

Chelsea Tactics and Transfers: Blues were last to enjoy pre-FFP openness Chelsea fans shouldn’t be too happy about Manchester City’s ruling outside the obvious competitive benefits as it’s a spiritual crime we too have committed.

Chelsea-bound Ziyech subbed off at half-time as Ajax cruise to victory Ajax being careful with Hakim.

Blues to support Heads Up campaign tonight - Official Site - Chelsea Football Club Chelsea are showing our support for the Heads Up campaign at tonight's match against Manchester United, as football comes together with the ambition of kicking off the biggest-ever conversation around mental health.

'He's going to be a huge player': Lampard raves about Chelsea FC youngster He's a great kid who's going to be a huge player for Chelsea. "Without getting too far ahead, even though Trent is that good he'll be challenging him." James will be hoping to feature when Chelsea FC take on Manchester United in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge on Monday night.

Fans’ preferred lineup against Man Utd: All the usuals including Kepa, Abraham Chelsea host Manchester United today - still a classic Premier League fixture despite both teams being slightly off the boil lately. This crucial six-pointer may very well prove huge in the context of the season.

Chelsea news: N'Golo Kante's prediction, loanee's impact and injury update ahead of Man United With Ziyech's arrival, it looks as though there soon will be an exit from Stamford Bridge with Mario Pasalic likely to make his loan move to Atalanta permanent.

Chelsea v Man Utd: Pick your combined XI from both teams Chelsea host Manchester United on Monday in a match that is important to both clubs' Champions League aspirations. Who would you pick in a combined XI?

Frank Lampard Reveals What He Learned About His Chelsea Side From 4-0 Man Utd Loss Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is eager to forget about his side's 4-0 loss to Manchester United on the opening day of the season as he does not believe it was a fair scoreline. In what was Lampard's first competitive game, the Blues were defeated despite boasting more possession and shots on goal.

Mikel Arteta insists he is not celebrating Manchester City's ban DANIEL MATTHEWS AT EMIRATES STADIUM: Mikel Arteta insists he is not thinking about profiting from Manchester City's European ban - even though it could help Arsenal's.

Steven Gerrard wants to see how Premier League punish Manchester City Steven Gerrard admitted he will keep a keen eye on how the Premier League decide to punish Manchester City amid rumours the club could be stripped of their 2014 title.

Lampard out to show how far Chelsea have come since loss to United The last time Chelsea faced Manchester United in the Premier League, manager Frank Lampard left convinced his side would make the top-four, despite them having suffered a 4-0 defeat.

IAN LADYMAN: When will we start trusting young English footballers? Maybe we have spent so long presuming that our domestic talent can be bettered by abler, more technically gifted players from overseas that we have come to see it as our default setting.

Ighalo could make permanent Man Utd switch if he impresses - Solskjaer Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has denied that Manchester United's deadline day signing of Odion Ighalo was an act of desperation - and left the door open for the striker to make his loan move permanent.

Chelsea take on Manchester United with Lampard focused on fourth place Chelsea host Manchester United on Monday, with Frank Lampard still bemused about and eager to make up for their opening game 4-0 defeat at Old Trafford.

Sterling becomes first Man City star to commit his future to the club EXCLUSIVE BY SAMI MOKBEL: Raheem Sterling has become the first Manchester City star to commit his future to the club following their shock European ban.

Lampard happy to let Man United gap inspire Chelsea players for clash The Blues take on Manchester United on Monday night in a massive Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge.

The Loan Report: February 10-16 Lucas Piazon and Mario Pašalić are two players on rather different career trajectories right now, but both were on the scoresheet this week, taking the Loan Army to a round 40 for the season. Headliners. Pašalić is trending upwards and has been for some two years now.

Lampard's make-or-break run that will define Chelsea's season examined Such are the fine margins in football, determining whether Frank Lampard's first season in charge of Chelsea has been a success is set to hinge entirely upon the crunch month ahead.

Sancho, Vecino, Kumbull - Chelsea transfer rumours Hakim Ziyech is already on his way and Frank Lampard will be looking to further strengthen his squad in the summer after a very quiet January transfer window at Stamford Bridge.

Frank Lampard's dream Chelsea team if he gets his way in the summer A new goalkeeper, winger and left back are thought to be high on Frank Lampard's wish list now he's made his first buy. So, if he gets what he wants, how Chelsea will line up at the start of next season?

Ziyech gets 45 minutes in first game since Chelsea transfer The Morocco international will officially join Chelsea in the summer transfer window after Ajax agreed to sell the attacking midfielder to the Blues for an initial £33.4m fee.

Chelsea vs Manchester United simulated with score prediction Chelsea host top-four rivals Manchester United at Stamford Bridge in a massive Premier League showdown on Monday evening as the two sides return from their winter break.

100 million Dembele to follow Ziyech to Chelsea in summer? Fresh reports have claimed Frank Lampard is seeking to bring Lyon star Moussa Dembele to the Chelsea during the summer window. There has been ALOT of transfer speculation in the media over the past few weeks linking Chelsea with a number of possible deals, and a possible number of signings in order for Frank Lampard to improve his side.

All the balls are in the air for Chelsea and Jeremie Boga Chelsea has a buyback clause on Jeremie Boga that is being discussed in various ways. There are a lot of balls in the air as to what happens next. Jeremie…

Lampard tells youngsters: new signings coming for your place Chelsea boss Frank Lampard warned his young stars to raise their game - because new signings will be after their places.

United's Spanish contingent help Fernandes settle in, says Wan-Bissaka Portugal midfielder Fernandes is set to make his second United appearance at Chelsea on Monday night as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side return to action following their winter break.

Odion Ighalo checks into Man United training ground for the first time Manchester United have been given a boost ahead of their clash with Chelsea on Monday night as loan signing Odion Ighalo reported for training for the first time.

Mourinho creeps up on Terry before Tottenham face Aston Villa John Terry worked under Jose Mourinho for almost six years at Chelsea which in that time they won three Premier League titles. Tottenham's trip to Aston Villa was the first time they were on opposite dugouts.

Serge Gnabry: Bayern Munich beating FC Koln in Bundesliga gives Chelsea reason to worry Serge Gnabry scored twice as Bayern Munich battered FC Koln in their Bundesliga showdown. The German giants face Chelsea in the Champions League later this month.

Chelsea Hakim Ziyech watch: New signing's first Ajax match after transfer Hakim Ziyech will remain at Ajax for the remainder of the season after signing for Chelsea. How did his first post transfer match go? Hakim Ziyech said he…

Chelsea and Willian in talks as Ziyech deal wont effect Brazilian Chelsea's deal to sign Hakim Ziyech has not affected Willian's future at the club with both parties keen to agree a new contract.

Chelsea v Manchester United Preview followed by live coverage of Monday's Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester United.

Report claims Chelsea have met £23m asking price for Inter star Chelsea have reportedly agreed to meet Inter Milan’s £23million asking price for Matias Vecino in the summer, as Lampard looks to get his transfer business done early.

Chelsea urged to complete summer deal for Coutinho Former Liverpool favourite Jason McAteer has told Reds' rivals Chelsea to sign Philippe Coutinho during the summer transfer window. Coutinho made a name for himself at Liverpool as one of the best creative midfielders in the game and Barcelona were determined to acquire his services as the long-term replacement for Andreas Iniesta.

Chelsea transfer target Jovic to be axed in 5-man Real Madrid clear-out Chelsea could be in luck as Real Madrid are reportedly planning a five-man clear-out in the upcoming summer transfer window. And among those looking set to be offloaded by the Spanish giants will apparently be misfiring striker Luka Jovic, according to Don Balon.

Will Keane on Man United's FA Youth Cup drought JOE BERNSTEIN: Will Keane didn't know it at the time but his hat-trick for Manchester United against Chelsea in the 2011 FA Youth Cup semi-final would prove to be the end of an era.

Ziyech opens up as Chelsea fans welcome new signing New Chelsea signing Hakim Ziyech has admitted the death of his father almost led him to spiral of drink and drugs after the tragedy when he was just ten.

Chelsea fans will love what N'Golo Kante has said about Frank Lampard's team ahead of Man Utd Frank Lampard has added Hakim Ziyech to his squad ahead of the 2020/21 Premier League season and has been linked to other players including Jadon Sancho and Ben Chilwell.

Chelsea vs. Manchester United, Premier League: Team news, preview, how to watch Massive six-pointer to set the tone.

Paper Talk: Juventus tempt Man Utd for Pogba; Chelsea want £23m swoop Manchester United have hit an impasse with Juventus over Paul Pogba's valuation, while Chelsea are planning another exciting swoop - all in the latest Paper Talk. Juventus are preparing to offer Manchester United a £125million package including Aaron Ramsey and Adrien Rabiot in a bid to bring Paul Pogba back to Turin, according to reports.

What Mario Pasalic did ahead of potential summer exit The midfielder has been at Stamford Bridge for six seasons but has spent the majority of his time at the club out on loan with a permanent summer deal looking likely.

Chelsea set to complete £23m Matias Vecino signing from Inter Milan Chelsea are reportedly looking set to pay the £23million required to seal the transfer of Inter Milan midfielder Matias Vecino this summer. A report from the Daily Express strongly suggests the Blues are set to complete the deal, despite interest from Premier League rivals Everton.

Sancho AKe Ziyech all feature in Chelsea news and gossip Guys here is a roundup of the top Chelsea news, gossip and transfer talk over the past few days from icfootballnew.com. Chelsea have confirmed that they have reached an agreement to sign Hakim Ziyech from Ajax in the summer window.

Ranking every player Chelsea have signed from the Eredivisie If he wants to be considered a success, he'll need to fare better than most of the men that took the well-trodden path before him… If you're an Aussie, you're probably aware that there was a footballer that played for Chelsea called David Mitchell. If not, your mind will probably go straight to that five-a-side scene from Peep Show.

Reports: Chelsea getting closer to signing Ben Chilwell Chelsea are reportedly getting closer to signing Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell, according to 90min.  Manchester City and Chelsea have both…

English quartet prepare for drama on a stage we must enjoy while we can Liverpool, Manchester City, Spurs and Chelsea face differing challenges in a Champions League knockout stage that is likely to be one of the last in the competition’s current format.

Chelsea flop Gael Kakuta makes all the headlines vs PSG The former Blues man did not have a great time of it in England and has struggled to make the best of his career so far but showed what he is capable of against PSG.

WATCH: Chelsea loanee Mario Pašalić scores within 17 seconds of coming on Now they have a six-point lead, thanks to super sub Super Mario, who scored within 17 seconds of arriving on the pitch in the 59th minute. His goal made it 2-1, which Atalanta would see out for the full three points.

Injured players have not saved Chelsea yet, but hope remains Chelsea has had several injured players who were supposed to return and save the team. It never quite happened, but hope remains for the next batch. Chelse…

Chelsea to battle Everton in £23m transfer for Inter Milan star Matias Vecino Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has often tinkered with his midfield three, though N’Golo Kante and Jorginho are regulars.

Lampard: ‘We should be happy that we’re in fourth’… for now "I always like to reflect on myself and how I work day-to-day with the players, so there was a lot of self reflection and having a little time away brings a bit of clarity to think we should be happy in fourth position. In the moment every point you feel like you've dropped really hurts, but at the same time we have to realise where we are.

Chelsea should keep an eye on Mario Pasalic, but still sell him to Atalanta Pasalic scored one of the top goals of his career on Saturday with his first touch of the ball less than a minute after coming on against AS Roma. With Lazio eight points ahead in third place, Atalanta are fighting for the only remaining Champions League spot.

Michael Owen states his prediction for Chelsea FC v Man United Michael Owen believes that Chelsea FC will edge past Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Monday night. Frank Lampard's side will be eager to return to.

Kanté believes Chelsea have everything needed to win a trophy and finish top four After a fortnight of fun in the sun and time with the fam, Chelsea are back to work this weekend - well, Monday - as we take on Manchester United in a most crucial top-six six-pointer. It's the first of three home matches in the space of just eight days that could very well define the rest of the season.

Chelsea 'open talks with Sancho' ahead of summer move for Dortmund man Chelsea have opened talks with the representatives of in-demand Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho, according to France Football.

Chelsea to Complete €15m Mario Pasalic Sale to Atalanta This Summer - Chelsea MAD Croatia international Mario Pašalić will complete a €15m move away from parent club Chelsea at the end of the season - six years after moving to west London from Hajduk Split.

Willian's Chelsea Contract Talks Unaffected by Hakim Ziyech Arrival Chelsea are set to continue talks over a new contract for Brazilian star Willian, despite the confirmed arrival of Ajax winger Hakim Ziyech. The Blues announced Ziyech as a new Chelsea player on Thursday in a deal worth an initial £33.3m, which may rise to £36.7m in the form of bonuses.

Bayern Munich's David Alaba thinks Chelsea loss inspired them to glory EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BY ROB DRAPER IN MUNICH: Memories of May 19, 2012, are seared on to the souls of Bayern Munich players. 'This city was burning,' says David Alaba, 'It was on fire!'

Jody Morris is secret ingredient in Frank Lampard's Chelsea success DANNY MURPHY: Young managers usually want a wise old owl next to them for experience. Frank Lampard bucked the trend by appointing Jody Morris as his assistant.

The honeymoon is over for Chelsea kids but Frank Lampard knows feeling Frank Lampard is not about to shield his young players from the magnitude of the task in front of them. First they need to put away Manchester United on Monday night.

Frank Lampard demands more from Chelsea’s youngsters in battle for fourth Frank Lampard has said he wants ‘more and I want more now’ from his young Chelsea team as they look to secure a top-four finish in the Premier League.

Lampard: Ziyech signing should motivate Chelsea's young players The head coach expects his young players to hit another level this season and said arrival of Ajax star should be a motivating factor.

Chelsea to battle Premier League duo for this £63 million star According to Spanish publication El Desmarque, Chelsea are set to battle it out with Arsenal and Manchester City for Real Madrid's Isco. Madrid intends to use the 27-year-old's sale to help finance the transfer for Kylian Mbappe. Zinedine Zidane is keen on bringing in the PSG star and Fiorentina Perez is keen to make his manager's wish come true.

Kepa to return, Willian could be key - Chelsea's Predicted lineup for premier league clash with Manchester United As Chelsea's winter break draws to a close, we look forward to an all important huge clash with Manchester United. Both clubs are in the hunt for a top-four spot, and face off at Stamford Bridge on Monday evening. Kepa Arrizabalaga will be hoping to return after a lengthy break.

The 6 players guaranteed a place in the Chelsea team next season The Blues have already made their first summer transfer window signing by bringing in Ajax ace Hakim Ziyech but what will other new signings mean for the current first team squad?

Tottenham will not sign Arsenal and Chelsea reject Lazio desire Olivier Giroud's services but the Chelsea front man plans to wait to see how Tottenham's interest develops before committing to the Italian club. The Sun, Telegraph, Evening Standard, among others, reported Tottenham's interest in the Arsenal and Chelsea reject before the winter transfer deadline a few weeks ago.

Not Giroud - This veteran star could extend Chelsea contract Spanish World Cup winner Pedro could extend his stay at Chelsea. The 32-year-old's Chelsea contract expires in the summer. He has been linked with a move to the MLS with a return to Spain also on the cards. Pedro had earlier been linked with a move to Japan to reunite with former Barcelona and Spain teammate, Andreas Iniesta.

Chelsea make first move as record €105m price tag set for Man Utd target Chelsea are ready to follow up the signing of Hakim Ziyech from Ajax with the addition of Jadon Sancho, according to reports. The Blues made Ziyech their first signing under Frank Lampard in February, although the winger will wait until next season to join up with his new team, spending the rest of the campaign at Ajax.

Former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri pokes fun at Jurgen Klopp Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri has been speaking about Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool and the Serie A after the German's comments about the Reds and the Champions League.

Chelsea's new magician Hakim Ziyech: Who the hell are you volume 12 Chelsea completed the signing of Hakim Ziyech early. The Moroccan midfielder will be a magician for the Blues. It is und…

Jamie Carragher sends Chelsea warning to key Man United man Jamie Carragher has been speaking about Bruno Fernandes, Manchester United and Chelsea ahead of the clash between the Blues and the Red Devils on Monday night.

Chelsea begin talks with Jadon Sancho, according to reports in… France? Chelsea have started talking with £100m-man Jadon Sancho's representatives regarding a summer transfer, if France Football are to be believed. Sounds great, right?

Willian still wants to sign Chelsea deal despite Ziyech signing Willian has been rumored to be on his way out of Chelsea recently and the announcement of Ziyech only strengthened that thought. The Brazilian has six months left on his current contract and would be a free agent in the summer as Barcelona continue to be heavily linked.

Carragher provides Jadon Sancho verdict amid Chelsea links Jamie Carragher has been speaking about Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho amid transfer links with Manchester United and Chelsea ahead of the summer window.

Forget De Bruyne and Salah - Mata remains Mourinho's biggest Chelsea mistake The Spaniard was a star for Chelsea for two seasons before being sold to Manchester United.

Kante on a key period, Lampard’s influence and how the winter break benefited him - Official Site - Chelsea Football Club As a winner of trophies for club and country on the domestic and world stage, N’Golo Kante knows what it takes to win football matches when it matters most and the Frenchman views our upcoming run of fixtures as particularly significant in achieving our targets this season.

Frank Lampard delivers Bruno Fernandes transfer verdict Manchester United new boy Bruno Fernandes will be keen to impress in the big game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Monday night and Frank Lampard is wary of his threat.

Chilwell edges closer to Chelsea as Leicester swoop for £25m Arsenal star Leicester City have lined up Kieran Tierney as a replacement for Ben Chilwell if the England full-back leaves for Chelsea, according to reports. Chilwell has emerged as a top target at Stamford Bridge amid rumours that either Emerson Palmieri or Marcos Alonso could leave at the end of the season.

Lampard impressed with Kepa Arrizabalaga's reaction to being dropped Spaniard Kepa has battled with patchy form this term and veteran Willy Caballero stepped in for the 2-2 Premier League draw at Leicester on February 1.

Neymar can't hide admiration for Sancho ahead of Champions League tie The winger is a wanted man with several Premier League clubs including Liverpool, Chelsea, Man City and Manchester United all chasing his signature.

Frank Lampard says Chelsea would have loaned Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori if not for their transfer ban Frank Lampard says Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori would have gone out on loan again were it not for Chelsea's transfer embargo. Chelsea were banned by Fifa in June 2019 from registering players for two consecutive transfer windows for 29 incidences of breaching article 19, which relates to the transfer of players aged under 18.

Chelsea's youth approach is a seismic step forward in Abramovich's history Frank Lampard has given more minutes to youth players than ever before and it can sustain the Blues for years to come.

Inter Milan 'plotting move for Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang' Inter Milan are 'plotting a summer move for Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang' as Antonio Conte plans another transfer raid on the Premier League, according to reports.

Arsenal could green light Tierney exit, boost for Chelsea in pursuit of Chilwell Arsenal could reportedly allow Kieran Tierney to move on as Leicester City are said to be planning a £25m bid for the left-back. The 22-year-old only arrived in north London last summer from Celtic, but his debut campaign with the Gunners have been severely disrupted by injury problems.

Frank Lampard reveals how Kepa has reacted to Chelsea axing Frank Lampard has hailed number one goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga's reaction to being dropped at Chelsea. Spaniard Kepa has battled with patchy form this term and veteran Willy Caballero stepped in for the 2-2 Premier League draw at Leicester on February 1.

Mateo Kovacic explains how Chelsea can become a 'great team' The Croatian has had an impressive season with the Blues after signing a permanent deal.

Rodgers plotting Tierney move to replace Chilwell Chelsea are known to be keen on Leicester City star Ben Chilwell, and if reports are to be believed, Brendan Rodgers is planning a move for Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney to replace him.

Under-18s: Stoke City 2-1 Chelsea Chelsea's young guns fell at the Semi Final hurdle of this season's Under-18 Premier League Cup after it took Extra Time away to Stoke City to see off their spirited challenge.

Ian Wright gives his verdict on Chelsea signing Hakim Ziyech The Blues have made an agreement with Ajax for the 26-year-old Moroccan.

Callum Hudson-Odoi has point to prove following Chelsea capture of Hakim Ziyech Chelsea attacker Callum Hudson-Odoi may have point to prove following Hakim Ziyech signing.

Lampard not ruling out keeping Blues duo despite Ziyech deal ClubCall.com Chelsea Lampard not ruling out keeping Blues duo despite Ziyech deal.

Odion Ighalo will give Man United a new threat for Andreas Christensen Manchester United made a shock move for the 30-year-old and he could make his debut against Chelsea on Monday night.

How should Chelsea line up against Manchester United in crucial top-six six-pointer? And it's back with a vengeance, with Chelsea facing an absolutely massive sequence of home matches, starting with Monday's test against Manchester United, followed by Saturday's clash against Tottenham Hotspur, and then a Champions League knockout round first leg against Bayern the Tuesday after.

Top 10 Nigerian players in Premier League There will be plenty of excitement in Nigeria when Odion Ighalo makes his debut for Manchester United. But the striker is far from the first player from the country to grace the Premier League.

Man City's Champions League ban will not change Lampard and Chelsea's plans The Premier League champions have been banned by Uefa from competing in European club competitions for two seasons.

Tomori and Kepa return - The team Chelsea fans want to see vs Man United The Blues are back in Premier League action after their winter break when they take on Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Monday night.

Scouting Chelsea's Hakim Ziyech: A true modern playmaker Nearly seven seasons after bursting onto the scene back in 2013-14, Hakim Ziyech is finally on his way out of the Eredivisie, and on his way in to Chelsea as our first left-footed right winger since Mohamed Salah - neither of whom managed to make much of an impact at Stamford Bridge.

Paper Talk: Chelsea, Arsenal to take advantage of Real Madrid fire sale Arsenal and Chelsea are looking to sign a Real Madrid playmaker for a bargain £63million, while Man Utd are back in for a Tottenham star, according to Saturday's Paper Talk. Arsenal and Chelsea are reportedly waiting to find out if Real Madrid will cash in on Isco this summer as they look to raise transfer funds for a spending spree.

Italian club meet with Chelsea in an attempt to remove €10m buy back clause for Jeremie Boga It's hard to see a situation where a club would just voluntarily agree to waive a buy back clause for an emerging talent, so this could represent a handy windfall for Chelsea.

Solskjaer provides Man United injury update ahead of Chelsea The latest Man United injury news ahead of the crunch Premier League game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side look to close the gap to fourth place.

Paul Merson highlights Chelsea mistakes from Frank Lampard - The Chelsea Chronicle Paul Merson has highlighted the mistakes made by Chelsea manager Frank Lampard.

Chelsea v Manchester United: match preview Manchetser United’s new signing Odion Ighalo is expected to be involved at some stage of the match at Chelsea.

So what happens to Manchester City's Champions League spot? Manchester City have been banned from European competition for the next two seasons, which, at least for next season, most likely pertains to the Champions League. While City will undoubtedly appeal - they're the victims here, they'll have you know!

Pedro could stay at Chelsea next season as Lampard says talks ongoing The 32-year-old had been expected to leave as a free agent in the summer but head coach says talks are ongoing over new deal.

Chelsea fans hail loanee Conor Gallagher after his Swansea display Some Chelsea fans praised loanee Conor Gallagher for his Swansea City performance on Friday night.

Why on Earth would Chelsea forgo the €10m buyback option on Jérémie Boga? Earlier this week, reports emerged of an impending meeting between Chelsea and Sassulo regarding the future of one Jérémie Boga, with the former Chelsea Academy standout's buyback clause specifically set to be a topic of discussion. This meeting was a follow-up to previous talks between the clubs from before the winter transfer window.

WATCH: Two-year-old Teddy's incredible left-foot kick applauded by Chelsea Football Club on Twitter The Premier League side's 13.9 million followers were treated to the above clip of the two-year-old absolutely nailing one of the sharpest left-foot kicks you'll ever see. Teddy managed to find the middle of the washing machine with a beautiful ball - much to his own delight.

Report: Chelsea forward Olivier Giroud offer pre-contract by Italian club, but he’s waiting for Tottenham - The Chelsea Chronicle Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud reportedly wants to see if Tottenham reiginite interest in him this summer.

Chelsea FC Women first football club to tailor training program around menstrual cycles This season, Chelsea have implemented a specialized app to help tailor training programs around players' menstrual cycles.

We Ain't Got No Podcast - Episode 24: Hakim Ziyech or Bruno Fernandes? Chelsea vs. Man Utd Preview Welcome to the twenty-fourth episode of 'We Ain't Got No History's' We Ain't Got No Podcast, this time hosted only by Jimmy while Ram was away pursuing his dreams to be a rock star!

PRE-MATCH BRIEFING: CHELSEA vs MANCHESTER UNITED - Official Site - Chelsea Football Club Footie’s back – and with it comes one of the most anticipated home fixtures of any Premier League season. Club historian Rick Glanvill and club statistician Paul Dutton mull over the talking points ahead of Monday night’s action…

Chelsea FC to let these four players leave in the summer - report Chelsea FC are preparing to let four first-team stars leave Stamford Bridge after confirming their first signing of the summer, according to reports. The.

Chelsea news: Injury news for Man United, Kepa decision All the latest Chelsea news and transfer updates, plus the latest Hakim Ziyech news as Frank Lampard's side gear up for a game against Manchester United.

Odion Ighalo to dedicate every Manchester United goal to late sister The 30-year-old has his sibling's name etched onto his football boots, and will also don a white undershirt with her name on it when United travel to top four rivals Chelsea on Monday.

Sky Sports pundit predicts Chelsea FC v Man United Charlie Nicholas is backing Chelsea FC to edge to a 2-1 win over Manchester United in their Premier League clash on Monday night. The Blues are preparing.

Aston Villa boss Dean Smith on how John Terry will help beat Mourinho Aston Villa boss Dean Smith is hoping with John Terry in his corner he can 'plot the downfall' of the former England defender's old Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.

Olivier Giroud Stalls on Lazio's Contract Offer After Interest From Tottenham Olivier Giroud is refusing to make a decision over his future next season after discovering Tottenham Hotspur were interested in his signature last month.

Jordan Lukaku takes swipe at Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi Lazio's Jordan Lukaku has expressed his bewilderment at many people rating Michy Batshuayi higher than Romelu Lukaku.

Berbatov tells Sancho the key to his transfer decision The Borussia Dormund star was on the scoresheet again on Friday night but looks to be on the move during the summer transfer window with both Chelsea and Manchester United said to be keen.

Frank Lampard reveals all to Jamie Redknapp on life as Chelsea manager EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Frank Lampard, dripping with sweat, has just returned from his daily 45-minute post-training run around Chelsea's complex at Cobham with his assistants.

Frank Lampard sets challenge to Chelsea's Kepa Arrizabalaga Frank Lampard is set to restore goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga to the Chelsea side to face Manchester United.

Dimitar Berbatov's Premier League predictions including Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool & Man Utd The Premier League big boys are back in action after a fortnight off, barring the odd FA Cup replay, and there are some huge fixtures to look forward to.

Kepa expected to start against Man United after impressing Lampard in training The Spain goalkeeper has reacted well to being dropped for the 2-2 draw away to Leicester City.

Chelsea FanCast on Love Sport Radio 14/02/20 Stamford Chidge and Jonathan Kydd join Love Sport Radio's Matt Beadle to discuss the latest Chelsea news and look ahead to Monday nights big match against Manchester United. The boys discuss the welcome news that Hakim Ziyech has signed from Ajax, but where will he play, how good is he and who will he replace.

Lampard pleased with Kepa reaction, coy on Kepa selection Willy Caballero has been preferred to Kepa Arrizabalaga in Chelsea's last two games, read a technically correct yet also in a sense incorrect line in a recent report about the goalkeeper situation at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea fans love what Sancho did for Borussia Dortmund The England international has been heavily linked with a summer transfer to Stamford Bridge and continues to impress in the Bundesliga.

Frank Lampard tells Jamie Redknapp that Chelsea starlet will rival Liverpool ace Frank Lampard says Reece James is going to be a 'huge player' for Chelsea and rival Liverpool's star defender Trent Alexander-Arnold. James, 20, is enjoying a breakthrough season at Stamford Bridge, having flourished on loan at Championship side Wigan Athletic last term.

Wolves vs Leicester LIVE: Latest Premier League score and updates Wolves host Champions League chasing Leicester at Molineux in Friday night's Premier League action. Join Sportsmail's DANIEL DAVIS for all the build-up and live action, with kick off at 8pm.

Chelsea transfer rumours: £63m battle for Isco, Boga talks The latest transfer news and rumours surrounding Chelsea ahead of the summer window as the Blues plan an overhaul in the lead up to the 2020/21 season.

Telegraph: Giroud sitting on Lazio offer due to Tottenham interest According to a report from the Telegraph, Jose Mourinho's Tottenham Hotspur may still be hanging around and are ready to follow up their January interest as well.

Frank Lampard wary of Daniel James and Anthony Martial threat The Blues have lost twice to Manchester United this season and they face Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side at Stamford Bridge next week.

The £8m striker Chelsea should be looking at this summer Chelsea will be in the market for a striker during the summer window having failed to land a new frontman during January and there will be planty of options for Frank Lampard.

Chelsea receive Champions League boost after Manchester City are banned from UEFA competitions Chelsea have unexpectedly been given a possible champions league lifeline. Manchester City have been banned from European competition for the next two-seasons, after being found guilty of falling foul of Financial Fair play regulations. The question on everyone's lips has been 'What happens to City's champions league qualification place?

Chelsea forced into action over wing target as two Prem clubs hover Brighton and Everton have joined the race for Chelsea-linked winger Jeremie Boga, according to reports.

Arsenal, Chelsea and Spurs fans react to Man City Champions league ban The Premier League club have been given a two-year ban from UEFA competitions meaning that they currently won't be involved in the 2020/21 and 2021/22 tournaments.

Former Blues defender urges Jadon Sancho to choose Chelsea over Man United The race to sign Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho is hotting up ahead of the summer transfer window, with a host of clubs chasing his signature, including Chelsea.

Ziyech signing will not affect Willian, Pedro contract talks at Chelsea A theoretical attacking trio of Ziyech, Christian Pulisic, and Callum Hudson-Odoi operating behind a lone forward should certainly get fans out of their seats with goals, speed, and lots and lots of sauce. But what about the other two wingers currently on Chelsea's books?

Man City's response to Champions League ban as clubs await appeal Pep Guardiola's side are due to play the first leg of their Champions League Round of 16 tie against Real Madrid on Wednesday, February 26.

What fifth place means for Arsenal, Chelsea and Spurs now UEFA have handed Manchester City a huge two-season ban from European competition and a €30m fine, but what does it mean for the teams chasing a top-four finish?

Ziyech and Sancho's first season at Chelsea predicted Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho has been heavily linked with a move back to the Premier League in the summer of 2020, with Chelsea among the many teams mentioned to be interested.

UEFA make Man City Champions League decision The reigning Premier League champions have been found guilty of misleading UEFA in a breach of financial fair play rule and face a ban from the governing body's competitions.

FFP IS REAL: Manchester City banned from Champions League by UEFA for two seasons! After nearly a yearlong investigation into Manchester City's financial shenanigans, UEFA have announced a two-year ban from the Champions League, starting next season, and a €30 fine for the state-sponsored entity.

Chelsea, Everton on alert as Inter prepare to sell €25m star to fund Vidal bid Chelsea have reportedly revived their interest in Inter Milan's Matias Vecino after the Serie A club changed their mind about the midfielder. The Blues had been linked with the Uruguay international in the past, given that he has fallen down the pecking order somewhat at Inter.

Abraham fights through pain, Kepa returns - Predicted Chelsea team vs Man United Chelsea are back in Premier League action on Monday night after their two week winter break.

Predict the top four race in the Premier League The Premier League is starting to reach its business end as the races at both ends of the table are beginning to hot up with Chelsea, Spurs, Arsenal, West Ham and Crystal Palace all involved.