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    KALIDOU Koulibaly knows a few things about life's struggle. Born in the French commune Saint-Dié-des-Vosges, some 50 miles southeast of Nancy to African parents who migrated from Senegal, he understood the challenges faced by those in less privileged positions. 6Chelsea new boy Kalidou KoulibalyCredit: Getty 6Koulibaly arrives in his Porsche to hand out coats to the homeless in Naples That has encouraged the giant centre-back, nicknamed 'The Wall', to never forget his roots and give back when he can. His acts of kindness know no bounds, as he put his hard-earned salary to use to help others. Buying coats for the homeless Salvatore Falco, head of media relations at Arci Mediterraneo, recently revealed he reached out to Koulibaly for his assistance. The charity Falco works for helps migrants, asylum seekers and refugees in Naples. A subject close to the ex-Napoli's stars heart and is part of his DNA. Read more in sportCHELSEA LATEST Cucurella ANNOUNCED, Fofana LATEST, Aubameyang and De Jong offered He had already heard of Koulibaly's incredible generosity through the local media. One tale told how he personally...
    KALIDOU KOULIBALY has not yet got the silverware to show for his impressive career. And Chelsea midfielder Jorginho believes the club’s new man is finally in the right place to add some glamour to the barest of trophy cabinets. 1Jorginho played with Kalidou Koulibaly at Napoli and believes the defender will finally win the trophies he deserves at ChelseaCredit: Getty The Blues signed Senegalese defender Koulibaly from Napoli for £35million last week and he was set to make his debut against Arsenal in Orlando on Sunday. An ex-team-mate of Jorginho in Naples, the 31-year-old has earned nicknames such as "The Wall" because of his fierce reputation in defence. However, club trophies have so far been few and far between. The only ones he has lifted are the Belgian Cup with Genk in 2013 and a Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana with Napoli in 2020 and 2014 respectively. READ MORE ON CHELSEACHELSEA LATEST Kounde only has deal with Blues - Sevilla, Rudiger horror tackle on Hazard Jorginho meanwhile — since arriving in west London back in 2018 — has won...
    ARSENAL signing Oleksandr Zinchenko is one of the most successful Premier League players ever. The £30million star spent five years at Manchester City where he made 76 Prem appearances. 3Oleksandr Zinchenko has won 81.6 per cent of his Premier League gamesCredit: Getty 3Arjen Robben is the only player who has won a greater percentage of Prem matches than ZinchenkoCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd 3Many of the players in the top ten list have played for Manchester City Remarkably, Zinchenko won 62 of those matches as well as the league title on four occasions. That means he has won 81.6 per cent of the Premier League games he has played according to Opta - second only to former Chelsea winger Arjen Robben who boasts a record of 82.1 per cent. The top ten list consists of several of Zinchenko's now former City team-mates - and every player on the list has made at least 50 Prem appearances. Zinchenko's previous defensive team-mate at the Etihad Aymeric Laporte rounds off the top three with a win rate of 81.5 per cent. READ MORE...
    AT the age of 31 one of Europe's best centre-backs is heading to our shores. Senegalese star Kalidou Koulibaly has agreed terms with Chelsea ahead of a £34million move from Napoli. 11Kalidou Koulibaly became one of Europe's top defendersCredit: Getty Images - Getty 11Koulibaly credits his parents with helping him achieve his dream of football stardomCredit: Vosges Matin It's a move to England that's been a long time coming, having been linked with Man Utd, Man City, Arsenal and more in the past. But it's the Blues who desperately needed the giant defender after losing the aerial prowess of Antonio Rudiger to Real Madrid. However, Koulibaly's journey to the top didn't come without its sacrifice for his parents - who he has to thank for his football career. “My parents were migrants and I experienced first hand the challenges they had to overcome," Koulibaly once revealed. Read more in sportBLUES LATEST Thomas Tuchel targets Kimpembe & Ake NEXT, Koulibaly MEDICAL in London "If they hadn't decided to seek a better life elsewhere, I could never have aspired to become the...
    CRYSTAL PALACE sensation Marc Guehi has been called up to Gareth Southgate's England squad, after some impressive performances for the Eagles. The 21-year-old centre back, who was signed from Chelsea for £20million, could make his Three Lions debut with friendlies against Switzerland and Ivory Coast to come. 8Crystal Palace defender Marc Guehi has been called up to Gareth Southgate's England teamCredit: Getty It's perhaps fitting that his international bow might come against the Ivory Coast, where his family left when he was just 12 months old in search of a better life. The Guehis settled in Lewisham, South London where Marc's father worked as a minister in a local church. As a youngster, he would join his dad on a Sunday morning at service and play the drums. But football would soon take over his life when he was six years old. Read more England news'NEVER CROSSED MY MIND' Southgate backs Maguire despite calls for star to get England axeVIP TICKETS Watch England v Ivory Coast live at Wembley plus one-night hotel stay for £159 Education came first Like team-mate Wilfried...
    NEW Chelsea signing Saul Niguez has been given the number 17 shirt. The midfielder, 26, has joined The Blues on a season-long loan deal. 2Saul Niguez will wear number 17 for Chelsea But Chelsea also have the option to make the move permanent if Saul impresses in his first spell away from Atletico Madrid. The Spaniard has big boots to fill too as he follows in the footsteps of Chelsea legend Eden Hazard. Hazard was initally given the number 17 before proving his value to the club - he was later given no.10 and stuck with that until he left. Mo Salah has also worn no. 17 for Chelsea but with less success compaed to Hazard, as has fellow winger Pedro. Most recently, Mateo Kovacic represented 17 but switched to number eight this season, highlighting his growing importance under Thomas Tuchel. Saul is familiar with the number too having worn it at Atletico during his first two years as a seniro pro - 2014-15 and 2015-16. Most read in FootballLive BlogUNITED NEWS Cristiano Ronaldo number 7 shirt CONFIRMED, Sancho injured...
    ARSENAL deadline day signing Takehiro Tomiyasu is new to the Premier League but he has history against some of the league's biggest stars. In particular, Romelu Lukau and Cristiano Ronaldo have enjoyed success against him in the past. 3Takehiro Tomiyasu will have to quickly adapt to the Premier League 3Romelu Lukaku has had a lot of success against Tomiyasu in the past Chelsea star Lukaku also moved to the Premier League this summer and Tomiyasu could be relieved that Arsenal have already played the Blues once. That is because Lukaku gave him a torrid time during a meeting between Inter Milan and Bologna in December 2020. Inter won the match 3-1 and Lukaku opened the scoring after absolutely dominating Tomiyasu. The Arsenal defender kept a close eye on Lukaku as the ball was delivered into the box but was no match for the Belgian physically. Tomiyasu was shrugged off by Lukaku and ended up humiliated on the ground as the striker struck the loose ball into the top corner. Lukaku scored a total of five goals in four matches against...
    RIO FERDINAND has backed Romelu Lukaku to score at least 20 goals this season as Chelsea edge closer to announcing his arrival. The 28-year-old is poised to return to Stamford Bridge seven years after being sold to Everton after the Blues agreed a £97.5million deal with Inter Milan. 3Chelsea are closing in on the signing of Romelu Lukaku from Inter MilanCredit: AFP 3Rio Ferdinand believes Lukaku has a point to prove when he returns to the Premier LeagueCredit: Getty He has already undergone his medical in Italy ahead of his switch back to the Premier League. All that is now left is for the Champions League holders to announce his signing after paperwork was completed in Monaco. And Manchester United legend Ferdinand believes the Belgium international will be an instant success in his second spell at Chelsea. He has even claimed that Lukaku will be looking to down the Red Devils after they sold him to Inter in 2019 after deeming him as not good enough. Speaking about the player on his YouTube channel FIVE, he said: "I've spoken to him...
    KAI HAVERTZ reminds Paul Merson of Mesut Ozil. The German has struggled for form since his £70million move from Bayer Leverkusen this summer. Getty Images - Getty 2 Kai Havertz reminds Paul Merson of Mesut Ozil And Arsenal icon Merson has compared the playmaker to Gunners outcast Ozil. Havertz, 21, has played just nine times in the Premier League with a return of just one goal. And Merson has put his underwhelming start down to a confidence and work rate issue. He told the Star: “Kai Havertz looks like Mesut Ozil at the moment. A major talent, but when he loses the ball, he doesn’t try to win it back. “Ozil used to get major stick because he didn’t always seem interested. But Havertz looks like that sometimes now as well. “He looks like he’s out of his depth or doesn’t really want to be here. But you have to remember this is a young player who’s come to a different country. “I think he’s struggling at the moment and he needs to come off the bench for a...
    TIMO WERNER may have missed a string of gilt-edged chances in recent matches, but he's no flop like Alvaro Morata or Fernando Torres. First of all, why am I even mentioning Morata, Torres and Werner in the same article? 4Timo Werner has missed some sitters lately, but there's no cause for concernCredit: AP:Associated Press 4Fernando Torres struggled for much of his Chelsea careerCredit: Getty Images - Getty Although Torres helped the club win their only Champions League title, both he and Morata will feel that their Chelsea careers didn’t go the way they had hoped. With Torres, many call him a Chelsea huge flop, but I disagree with that - even though he didn’t replicate his red-hot goal-scoring record of his Liverpool days. In fact, both Torres and Morata struggled a lot with confidence in front of goal while in West London and between them missed a lot of easy chances. In the last few matches, Werner has also missed a few sitters, leading to some fans making worrying comparisons to Morata and Torres. ⚽ Read our Chelsea live blog for...
    TIMO WERNER is on a par with Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy, according to Ben Chilwell. The English duo have been among the Premier League's top strikers for almost half a decade, both surpassing a century of goals. ⚠️ Read our Chelsea live blog for the very latest news from the Bridge 3Ben Chilwell believes Timo Werner can become a 'world-class' striker in the Premier LeagueCredit: AFP or llicensors AFP or Licensors 3The striker is already as good as Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy, says the defenderCredit: Getty Images - Getty After signing for Chelsea in the summer for £53million, German forward Werner is still finding his feet in the division. But the 24-year-old has smashed seven goals in his last six games, having failed to score in his opening four league appearances. And Chilwell, who has played with Kane and Vardy for England and Leicester, believes Werner is of a similar ilk. He told Soccer AM: "He's up there with [Kane and Vardy] and he can go on to be absolutely world class for a long time, the next...
    ARSENAL new boy Thomas Partey has branded Chelsea icon Michael Essien a 'legend' and has revealed he is 'my idol'. The former Blues man is still playing aged 37 and, despite his many successful years at Stamford Bridge, is a hero to Gunners star Partey. 2Thomas Partey has revealed some of his Ghanaian idols after an impressive start to life at Arsenal Credit: Getty Images - Getty 2Essien is regarded highly among the Chelsea fanbase and was involved in big goals and big moments over his years at the club Credit: Getty Images - Getty He joined Arsenal in a deadline day move from Atletico Madrid and revealed his admiration for his countryman Essien, who is also a holding midfielder. He told the North London club's official website: "He's a fantastic midfielder. He fights for every ball, he's a great legend. For me, he's one of the best midfielders that we've ever had in Africa. "I think we've all seen what he has done at Chelsea, what he has done for the Black Stars and for me, he's...
    MIRALEM PJANIC has hit out at ex-Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri, claiming the tactician ‘didn’t trust’ his own players last season. Former Chelsea manager Sarri spent just one year in Turin before being replaced by Andrea Pirlo. 3Maurizio Sarri has been accused of not trusting his players at JuventusCredit: Getty Images - Getty 3Miralem Pjanic, now at Barcelona, says Sarri's man-management skills were 'disturbing'Credit: Getty Images - Getty He arrived after leading the Blues to Europa League glory in 2019. But Juventus failed to adapt to his tactics, despite them turning previous side Napoli into one of Europe’s most exciting teams. Sarri - who has since been linked with Fiorentina - did manage to hold off challenges from Inter Milan, Lazio and Atalanta to win his first-ever Serie A title. CHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Click here for the latest Blues news But after crashing out of the Champions League to Lyon in the last 16, Sarri was immediately sacked from his post. And Pjanic, who ditched Juventus for Barcelona over the summer, has now lifted the lid on life under Sarri. The...
    PAUL POGBA became 'the translator' as he helped Edinson Cavani understand Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's instructions ahead of the Uruguayan's Manchester United debut. The striker came on with 32 minutes left against Chelsea as United looked for a breakthrough in the goalless stalemate. 5Paul Pogba helps boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to explain his instructions to Edinson Cavani ahead of the striker's debut as a sub against ChelseaCredit: Sky Sports 5Paul Pogba (right) explains tactics to fellow sub Edinson CavaniCredit: Reuters 5The pair prepare to come on for Manchester United after their briefingCredit: AFP or Licensors 5Solskjaer congratulates Chelsea's Thiago Silva as Cavani watches onCredit: AP:Associated Press But the free transfer signing from Paris Saint-Germain was unable to break the deadlock after replacing Dan James. MAN UTD NEWS LIVE: Click here for the latest United news However, it emerged that Frenchman Pogba used his bilingual skills to communicate exactly what Solskjaer wanted from the 33-year-old South American. Pogba, 27, like Cavani was a sub for yesterday's Premier League encounter at Old Trafford. Just before Cavani came on, Pogba was seen explaining...
    PAUL POGBA became 'the translator' as he helped Edinson Cavani understand Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's instructions ahead of the Uruguayan's Manchester United debut. The striker came on with 32 minutes left against Chelsea as United looked for a breakthrough in the goalless stalemate. 4Paul Pogba (right) explains tactics to fellow sub Edinson Cavani in SpanishCredit: Reuters 4The pair prepare to come on for Manchester United after their briefingCredit: AFP or Licensors 4Solskjaer congratulates Chelsea's Thiago Silva as Cavani watches onCredit: AP:Associated Press But the free transfer signing from Paris Saint-Germain was unable to break the deadlock after replacing Dan James. MAN UTD NEWS LIVE: Click here for the latest United news However, it emerged that Frenchman Pogba used his bilingual skills to communicate exactly what Solskjaer wanted from the 33-year-old South American. Pogba, 27, like Cavani was a sub for yesterday's Premier League encounter at Old Trafford. Just before Cavani came on, Pogba was seen explaining to the striker. It is not known if they were communicating in French as Spanish-speaking Cavani picked up some of that language during his...
    HAKIM ZIYECH has withdrawn from Morocco duty ahead of a potential Chelsea debut next weekend. The creative attacker arrived from Ajax this summer after the Blues tied up a deal for his services back in February. 2Frank Lampard could hand Hakim Ziyech a Chelsea debut on Saturday against SouthamptonCredit: Getty Images - Getty But ahead of the Premier League season getting underway Ziyech, 27, limped out of a friendly against Brighton with a knee injury. He returned to training just before the international break, although boss Frank Lampard insisted that he wasn't yet fit enough to debut for the Blues. Ziyech was nevertheless called up for international duty, although Chelsea struck an agreement with the RMFF. CHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Click here for the latest Blues news Both parties agreed that it would be beneficial for Ziyech to get some minutes from the bench in Morocco's friendly against Senegal on Friday night, before skipping the second game to return to Cobham. He therefore came on for 31 minutes in Rabat, setting up a goal as his side ran out 3-1 winners...
    CHELSEA outcast Kepa is set for a return to the starting XI after his replacement Eduoard Mendy got injured on international duty. Senegalese stopper Mendy picked up a thigh injury training with his country on Wednesday which could see the Spaniard step back into Frank Lampard's side. 3Eduoard Mendy injured his thigh during Senegal training Credit: Getty Images - Getty 3Kepa is set to return to Chelsea's starting XICredit: Reuters Former Rennes man Mendy, 28, will miss his country's upcoming games against Morocco and Mauritania. And if the injury is serious enough to keep him out beyond the international break, Lampard will be forced to choose between reinstating Kepa and giving Willy Caballero a shot. The £22m man Mendy has impressed in his first two Chelsea games against Tottenham and Crystal Palace and the news will come as a blow to Lampard. CHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Click here for the latest Blues news The Blues splashed out a world record fee of £71.5m for Kepa from Athletic Bilbao in 2018 but he has struggled for form since. He was dropped...
    BEN CHILWELL has revealed Chelsea legend Ashley Cole told him to ‘die for the badge'. The England ace, 23, was given the advice when meeting the left-back who played 385 Premier League for the club. 3Ben Chilwell has revealed Ashley Cole told him to 'die for the Chelsea badge'Credit: AFP or licensors 3Chilwell hopes to replicate the success Cole had at ChelseaCredit: Reuters Cole also won the title and Champions League, as well as four FA Cups. Chelsea’s new £50million defender wants to follow in the footsteps of his illustrious predecessor having signed from Leicester in August. Chilwell said: "Seeing the career that he had here, obviously I wanted to emulate that, and still do. "To have someone like that who has played for Chelsea, who's English, it was important for me. CHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Click here for the latest Blues news "I spoke to my agent because I was quite keen on getting to meet him. "I just wanted to get to know him and pick his brains on what he thought of Chelsea as a club, how he...
    THIAGO SILVA has insisted he came to Chelsea to win, not just to dine out in London. The Brazilian centre-back had a nightmare start to his Blues career with a shaky display against West Brom. 4Thiago Silva says he joined Chelsea to win, not just to be a tourist in LondonCredit: Instagram @thiagosilva 4Silva had a nightmare Blues debut and was at fault for one of the Baggies' goalsCredit: Eddie Keogh Telegraph Media Group Silva, 36, was at fault for Callum Robinson's second goal as the Baggies went 3-0 up in the first half on his debut. But the former Paris-Saint Germain star has leaped to his own defence claiming he is not just here as a tourist. He told Chelsea's official programme: "I'm not here just to go through the motions, or just for the experience, I'm here to win. CHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Click here for the latest Blues news "I want everyone to be very clear about that: I'm going to give my all to make sure that Chelsea win. "I didn't come here to dine out in...
    CHELSEA new-boy Thiago Silva has opened up on the "unusual situation" of meeting Alex Mann - the teenager who rapped his name at Glastonbury. Teenager Mann, then 15-years-old, went viral last summer after he rapped every word of Dave song 'Thiago Silva' - named after the-then Paris Saint-Germain star. 3Thiago Silva has opened up about his meeting with rapping teenager Alex Mann in Paris last yearCredit: Getty Images - Getty 3Alex Mann flawlessly rapped Dave hit 'Thiago Silva' at Glastonbury in 2019Credit: BackGrid Two months later, Mann was invited to meet the Brazilian in Paris. And the youngster posted a photo of the Brazilian signing the PSG shirt he wore for his famous performance performed for millions - both in attendance and on TV. And now, the Blues new-boy - who completed his free transfer to Stamford Bridge this summer - has opened up about the day. CHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Click here for the latest Blues news Silva said: "It was a very unusual situation because I had never heard of the song before. "This video of the lad Alex...
    ALVARO MORATA is set for the fifth major move of a career that includes 16 trophies - so why is he considered a flop? Spells at Chelsea, Real Madrid, Juventus and Atletico Madrid have all seen the Spanish striker display his best and worst assets. 3 Now heading back to Turin on an initial loan deal, Morata is set to become one of football's all-time most expensive players with total fees clocking £190million. At first glance, the 27-year-old's record is hugely impressive. In over 400 career games, he has notched almost 150 goals in three different countries. A pair of Champions League winners' medals sit alongside his two Serie A crowns, two LaLiga titles, and, among others, an FA Cup. And yet, he is rarely considered in lists of the world's top strikers, has struggled to gain an affinity with fans around the continent, and has continually been allowed to leave ambitious clubs. JOURNEYMAN Football fans lust for loyalty, understandably, and in turn find the player who constantly moves clubs to be something of a nomad. Some top players earn...
    NEW Blues signing Timo Werner is the latest footballing star to DONATE a portion of his salary to charity. Werner, 24, is the first Chelsea men's star to sign up to Common Goal and will donate at least one percent of his salary. 3Timo Werner in action on his Chelsea debut v BrightonCredit: AFP or licensors 3 The Blues new No11 has signed up to the organisation alongside the likes of Juventus' Paulo Dybala, Juan Mata, Serge Gnabry and U.S women's stars Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan. CHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Click here for the latest Blues news When talking about signing up, Werner said: "I feel very privileged that I can live my dream of transferring to Chelsea.  "At the same time, I am very conscious of the fact that there are people all over the world currently struggling to tackle the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. "That's why I would like to try my best to help as best as I can through Common Goal. The great thing about the movement is that I decide where my money goes....
    CHELSEA new boy Timo Werner has revealed the secret of his goalscoring success - eating SWEETS. The deadly striker has become one of Europe's most feared forwards because of his rapid pace and devastating finishing. 2Timo Werner is tipped for big things at Chelsea CHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Click here for the latest Blues news The Premier League got just a glimpse of what they were in for as he won a penalty and became an all round hassle for the Brighton defence in Chelsea'a 3-1 victory on Monday. He did not score but looked dangerous against the Seagulls' "massive" defenders and will be relishing the clash with champions Liverpool on the weekend. The German explains his high-performance levels are all down to an unusual source - candy wagers he used to make with his dad based on his goalscoring. He told The Independent: "At the beginning of my career, when I was nine or 10, he [my father] would buy some candies or things like that. "It was for me to say ‘ok if I score 10...
    TIMO WERNER has vowed to make his presence felt as quickly as possible at Chelsea. The Germany striker, dubbed Turbo Timo, hopes he can be the answer to Chelsea’s long-running problems finding a big-name frontman to take English football by storm. 3Former RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner does not expect to be given much time to adapt to the Premier League - and is happy with thatCredit: PA:Press Association 3Timo Werner's debut in a 3-1 victory at Brighton, including winning Chelsea's penalty opener, was praised by boss Frank Lampard Credit: AP:Associated Press Predecessors Diego Costa and Alvaro Morata in particular did not settle well over here and are long gone. Werner, 24, admits there is precious little time for him to adapt if he wants to fulfil his dream of winning big things with his new club. The £47.5million star said: “The whole Premier League suits my style because it is so fast. “Maybe I’ll need two or three games but you have no excuses as possible to say I needed ten or 15 games because we want to win...
    GARY Neville has said he fears for Chelsea new boy Thiago Silva as the 35-year-old prepares to start his Premier League adventure. The Brazilian did not feature last night as Chelsea won 3-1 at Brighton but Sky pundit Neville is worried England’s top division will be difficult to adjust to when he does eventually play. 3 Pundit Gary Neville has never been shied away from giving controversial opinions on Sky’s popular Monday Night Football programme 3 Silva missed out against Brighton as he had yet to train with his teammates The centre-backed signed for Chelsea for free in the summer after captaining Paris-Saint Germain in their Champions League final defeat and helping them to another Ligue 1 title. CHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Click here for the latest Blues news But despite his decorated career, Neville was unconvinced on how his Premier League career would fare with the player turning 36 later this month. He said on Sky’s Monday Night Football: “Again, it’s an unknown. 35 [years old], 36 next week, played in the French league now for a...
    CHELSEA new boy Timo Werner had fans in hysterics after admitting he has never played against such “massive defenders” as Brighton’s. The German forward made his debut for the Blues as they swept aside the Seagulls 3-1 on the South Coast last night. 3Timo Werner has admitted Brighton's defenders were the biggest he had ever facedCredit: AP:Associated Press New Chelsea captain Jorginho opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the first half, which was won by Werner, to give them the advantage at the break. Leandro Trossard levelled it after the restart but a stunner from Reece James restored the advantage for Frank Lampard’s side. The West London outfit then sealed all three points courtesy of Kurt Zouma’s deflected volley. CHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Click here for the latest Blues news Following his first taste of Premier League action, Werner spoke to the media. And the £47.5m arrival from RB Leipzig revealed his surprise at the size of Brighton’s defensive backline. The 24-year-old said: “Yeah, Premier League is different football because I think defenders... I have never played against three...
    VICTORIOUS Chelsea debutant Timo Werner admitted as he sported a huge ice-pack on his injured knee - but insists he WILL face Liverpool on Sunday. The Germany striker was clattered by home keeper Maty Ryan when winning Jorginho's penalty opener as the Blues beat Brighton 3-1. 4Chelsea new boy Timo Werner won a penalty on his debut but paid for the collision with this injury and ice pack 4Brighton keeper Maty Ryan concedes what was a painful penalty for contrasting reasons for the home club and gChelsea striker Timo Werner Credit: AFP or licensors 4Timo Werner still played the whole game despite a knock from the 24th minuteCredit: Rex Features But despite saying it "hurt a lot" he promised to be ready for this weekend's Stamford Bridge clash with the Premier League champions: "Of course. Games like this you are always fit." Chelsea boss Frank Lampard praised Werner and international team-mate Kai Havertz after their first ever Prem game. Lamps said: "Timo's speed to win the penalty showed he is sharp and he was a threat all night. "He is very mobile and...
    CHELSEA’S summer signing Timo Werner got one over David De Gea BEFORE the Premier League has even started with Germany's Nations League opener. Man Utd keeper De Gea, in net for Spain in Stuttgart, was left planted as Werner’s right-footed effort whizzed past him. 3Timo Werner scored past David De Gea as Germany took on Spain in the Nations LeagueCredit: Getty Images - Getty Timo. Werner. Scores. Goals. @ChelseaFCs summer signing finds room in the box and leaves David De Gea with no chance ???? Watch the #NationsLeague clash on Sky Sports PL nowpic.twitter.com/2MkX55StVb— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) September 3, 2020 The Blues’ £53million man picked up Robin Gosens’ ball from the left, shimmied past two defenders, before lashing in the Germans’ opener. Spain rescued a point with the last kick of the game as Jose Gaya poked in Leeds signing Rodrigo's knockdown. Werner, 24, also found the net after just FOUR minutes of his Chelsea debut in last weekend’s friendly draw with Brighton. And the long-time Liverpool target revealed he was convinced to quit RB Leipzig for Stamford...
    ARSENAL'S new signing Willian revealed close pal David Luiz convinced him to join the Gunners. The winger, 32, left Chelsea when his contract expired last week. 3David Luiz played a crucial role in convincing Willian to sign for Arsenal, the winger revealedCredit: Rex Features And he made the switch across London on a free transfer, penning a three-year contract at the Emirates. As well as his hefty wages and the long-term deal he was after, Willian said his compatriot played an important role in deciding his next move. The Brazilian duo and former Chelsea team-mates will link back up again in the new season. Willian told the Arsenal club website: "He's very happy. We played together in the national team, we played together at Chelsea, and now at Arsenal again. "I think we can do great things together, I hope so, but I'm very happy to be with him again. "He said, 'Come to Arsenal, come to Arsenal, I want you to come!' So that was the conversation. "He is a very nice guy, a top player and...
    CHELSEA new boy Hakim Ziyech is already giving boss Frank Lampard something to cheer in training. The 27-year-old joined from Ajax for £37million and is training with the Blues despite not being eligible to play until next season. 3Hakim Ziyech is already training with his new Chelsea team-matesCredit: YouTube / Chelsea Football Club 3The 27-year-old Moroccan laid on an assist for PedroCredit: YouTube / Chelsea Football Club 3Boss Frank Lampard was seen giving a round of applause after the playCredit: YouTube / Chelsea Football Club The Moroccan's arrival was announced back in February and he seems to already be making an impression in West London. Ziyech was on red hot form in a training session involving those who did not play against Liverpool in midweek. CHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest Blues news Chelsea's new addition dazzled at Cobham, giving fans a glimpse of what they can expect to see from their new signing. Cameras captured him scooping a ball in for Pedro to volley home at Chelsea's Surrey training base. And his manager was clearly impressed...
    HAKIM ZIYECH was in attendance for Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Norwich on Tuesday night. The new Blues star is already training at Cobham after completing a £36million move from Ajax earlier this year. 2Hakim Ziyech was in the stands for Chelsea vs NorwichCredit: Sky Sports Ziyech, 27, is a left-footed playmaker who could operate on the right wing, as a number ten or in central midfield under Frank Lampard. But he is unable to play for Chelsea until the new season begins. CHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest Blues news So Ziyech had to be content with a seat in the stands as the Blues looked for a win against Norwich, who have already been relegated from the Premier League. Chelsea took a 1-0 lead just before half-time thanks to a header from Olivier Giroud. 2Ziyech is already training at Cobham after joining from Ajax earlier this yearCredit: Getty Images - Getty And should they win the three points, Chelsea will go four points clear of Leicester and Manchester United as the Champions League race goes to the...
    CHELSEA new boy Hakim Ziyech can afford a luxury upgrade on an expensive new motor - having joined the Blues on a £100,000-a-week deal. The £37million signing from Ajax bought a £92,000 Audi RS6-R, but its current specifications clearly weren't good enough. 13Hakim Ziyech has just received his Audi RS6-R with a £70,000 upgradeCredit: [email protected] So he upgraded it with a special ABT package that would've cost an ADDITIONAL £70,000. That stunning new car joins his Lamborghinis - a Urus and Aventador - in Ziyech's garage. They're all a step up from the VW Golf GTI he was seen driving in Amsterdam, before he hit the big time. THE SUPER AUDI Ziyech, 27, was seen on Instagram posing with his latest purchase, a super Audi RS6-R customised by German tuner's ABT, looking very pleased with himself. They created 125 special RS6-R models with all the trimmings from their extensive catalogue. And although many of the specs haven't been revealed, the 0-62mph will no doubt be quicker than its original number because of its 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 that manages 730bhp. A top...
    CHELSEA new boy Timo Werner has headed out on holiday as he prepares to link-up with his new team-mates. The 24-year-old striker is on his way to Stamford Bridge this summer after finalising terms on a £53million move. View this post on Instagram ☀️
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