Tribal Football - Football News, Soccer News, Transfers & Rumours Latest Articles for Chelsea https://www.tribalfootball.com/clubs/chelsea Tue, 17 Sep 2019 18:47:10 +1000 http://www.tribalfootball.com/images/tribal-logo-rss.png Tribal Football http://www.tribalfootball.com <![CDATA[Eden Hazard: Chelsea always knew I wanted to leave for Real Madrid]]> <p>Eden Hazard says Chelsea directors long knew he wanted to leave for Real Madrid.</p><p>Having made the move this summer, Hazard admits he surprised himself by staying in London as long as he did.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/eden-hazard-chelsea-always-knew-i-wanted-to-leave-for-real-madrid-4297056?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BChelsea'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Eden Hazard says Chelsea directors long knew he wanted to leave for Real Madrid.

Having made the move this summer, Hazard admits he surprised himself by staying in London as long as he did.

He told Marca: "Why Real Madrid? It was in the plan.

"When I was in Chelsea, they knew my dream was to play one day for this club. I would not have expected to play seven years in Chelsea, but in the end everything went well and I had the opportunity to win something every year.

"Now it's a dream for me to be here and I hope to make the most of it."

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<![CDATA[Players urge Real Madrid to make effort for Chelsea midfielder Kante]]> <p>Real Madrid are set to make an effort for Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante.</p><p>And France Football says the move is being driven by the Real locker room.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/players-urge-real-madrid-to-make-effort-for-chelsea-midfielder-kante-4297055?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BChelsea'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Real Madrid are set to make an effort for Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante.

And France Football says the move is being driven by the Real locker room.

Real goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard are both urging directors to go back to their old club for Kante.

And it's suggested the Real pair will also be in Kante's ear attempting to convince him about moving to Spain in 2020.

The midfielder's deal at Chelsea runs to 2023.

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<![CDATA[Conor Coady says Wolves must stick together: We're not in a good moment]]> <p>Wolves captain Conor Coady says they must stick together after their thrashing by Chelsea.</p><p>Wolves conceded three before the break against Chelsea, with Tammy Abraham grabbing a brace after Fikayo Tomori's opener.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/conor-coady-says-wolves-must-stick-together-we-re-not-in-a-good-moment-4297052?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BChelsea'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Wolves captain Conor Coady says they must stick together after their thrashing by Chelsea.

Wolves conceded three before the break against Chelsea, with Tammy Abraham grabbing a brace after Fikayo Tomori's opener.

Abraham completed his hat-trick in the second half, and Mason Mount rounded things off after Wolves replied through an Abraham own goal and Patrick Cutrone's first for the club.

We played against a really good team, but we're not in a good moment in terms of the club and in terms of the team," added Coady. We need to make sure we come together, we really do.

It's tough at the moment. I feel like we were too open against a very good team.

They exploited us really well with some fantastic players, so that's something we've got to improve on as it's not good at the minute.

We need to be more clever and not give teams as much space as we have.

We're going behind in games too much, so we need to look at it as much as possible and find out what the problems are.

But it felt like in the game we gave them too much space players like that are going to hurt you."

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<![CDATA[Chelsea boss Frank Lampard: I'll be proud to lead out this team]]> <p>Chelsea boss Frank Lampard says he'll be "proud" leading them in the Champions League against Valencia.</p><p>Lampard is looking forward to his first Champions League game as a manager.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/chelsea-boss-frank-lampard-i-ll-be-proud-to-lead-out-this-team-4297044?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BChelsea'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Chelsea boss Frank Lampard says he'll be "proud" leading them in the Champions League against Valencia.

Lampard is looking forward to his first Champions League game as a manager.

"I will be proud to do it," he says of the prospect of managing in the competition for the first time later today, "because I had multiple incredible nights in the Champions League, and some bad ones, and it is the ultimate in club football for me.

"There is something about nights at Stamford Bridge, something about the Champions League music. There are memories I have and we have here as Chelsea people and I want to experience it on this [the managerial] side of the fence.

"So I will be proud to take the team out, very aware that what matters is results, what matters is starting the group well against tough opposition but yes, I am excited."

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<![CDATA[Chelsea 2019 is the new Class of 92' - Cascarino]]> <p>Former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino is hyping up the club's youngsters as they continue to produce on the pitch.<br></p><p>The likes of Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham are starting to reward Frank Lampard's faith in their talent.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/chelsea-2019-is-the-new-class-of-92-cascarino-4297042?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BChelsea'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino is hyping up the club's youngsters as they continue to produce on the pitch.

The likes of Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham are starting to reward Frank Lampard's faith in their talent.

With Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek to come into the team, Cascarino believes the Blues have a core of great young players.

He is even comparing them to Manchester United's famous Class of 92, which included the likes of David Beckham, Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes.

He told talkSPORT: "When we had the 'Class of '92' at Manchester United we applauded them for bringing all these young players through.

"Fergie (Sir Alex Ferguson) was very fortunate to have such a group of players coming through at the same time.

"I've always been frustrated of Chelsea having so much success in the youth system but never having that conveyor belt of bringing those players through into the first team.

"Tammy was one of a good number of players who probably wouldn't have been in the team if Chelsea had a transfer budget. They probably wouldn't have been anywhere near the first team, Tammy would have gone on loan somewhere else.

"So let's give Lampard some credit here because he has got choices at Chelsea, their squad is big enough not to play these young players. Olivier Giroud could easily have played at centre-forward [against Wolves].

"At the start of the season it probably would have been Giroud first choice, Michy Batshuayi second and Tammy third, but Tammy has become the number one choice in a matter of three games. That's credit to him but also the manager, because Frank has chosen to make that decision.

"Then you've got Mason Mount, Callum Hudson-Odoi waiting in the wings and Ruben Loftus-Cheek who is older than the others but you'd like to think he'll play a lot this season.

"I've always thought it would have been such a mistake to have had all these great academy players and them not to have some sort of say in Chelsea's future in the next five years, so I'm delighted."

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<![CDATA[‚ÄčKepa aims for Chelsea clean sheets after leaky season start]]> <p>Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga is focused on getting clean sheets at the club.<br></p><p>The youngster is happy with how the team has recovered from their indifferent start to the season.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/kepa-aims-for-chelsea-clean-sheets-after-leaky-season-start-4297028?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BChelsea'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga is focused on getting clean sheets at the club.

The youngster is happy with how the team has recovered from their indifferent start to the season.

But he is not happy about their porous defence, which has seen them fail to keep a clean sheet in the Premier League so far.

Speaking about their evolution as a team, both offensively and defensively, he said to the club's official website: "It's true that we've scored goals but we haven't been able to get a clean sheet yet.

"We really want to achieve it as a team, because obviously if you keep one it makes it a lot easier to win football matches.

"Last year we had a few more, but I'm sure if we continue to work hard we will get a clean sheet in our upcoming games. We have quality throughout the team, and that includes the defence.

"We have total confidence in the players we have. We know we need to improve. We are just at the start of this process. We have got a new team, a new coach and there is a long way to go."

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<![CDATA[Valencia coach Albert Celades on Chelsea clash: Not ideal]]> <p>Valencia coach Albert Celades insists they're at a disadvantage facing Champions League opponents Chelsea.</p><p>Celades only took charge last week after the sacking of Marcelino and oversaw Valencia's 5-2 defeat to Barcelona for his first game in charge.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/valencia-coach-albert-celades-on-chelsea-clash-not-ideal-4297016?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BChelsea'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Valencia coach Albert Celades insists they're at a disadvantage facing Champions League opponents Chelsea.

Celades only took charge last week after the sacking of Marcelino and oversaw Valencia's 5-2 defeat to Barcelona for his first game in charge.

"It's not an ideal situation but it is what it is," said Celades. "The decision is what the players took. There's a dialogue, every day. There's communication with them and they are making good efforts and will keep doing so, so I won't give it any more thought."

The coach added: "I'm not afraid, I'm here to do my job. I'll take the decisions that I think are convenient. However much they talk about the decisions, I take them, until the day I leave here."

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<![CDATA[Eden Hazard: Biggest difference between Real Madrid and Chelsea]]> <p>Eden Hazard admits expectations at Real Madrid are far greater than he experienced with Chelsea.</p><p>The Belgian star sealed a 130million move to the Bernabeu this summer and has opened up on one of the most striking cultural differences he has spotted already. </p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/eden-hazard-biggest-difference-between-real-madrid-and-chelsea-4297012?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BChelsea'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Eden Hazard admits expectations at Real Madrid are far greater than he experienced with Chelsea.

The Belgian star sealed a 130million move to the Bernabeu this summer and has opened up on one of the most striking cultural differences he has spotted already.

"At Chelsea when we lost, we were disappointed, like the fans, but I never felt it was a disaster, it's different in Spain," Hazard told the Champions Journal, ahead of Real Madrid's Champions League opener against Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday.

"I think that here the fans are really fans, football is everything to them and they need players to give everything, in England there aren't so many fans.

"Of course, people there like football and everyone be that young people, adults or teenagers are really interested in football, but they aren't so fanatical about their teams."

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<![CDATA[Chelsea manager Lampard: Hudson-Odoi, James not ready for return]]> <p>Chelsea manager Frank Lampard says Callum Hudson-Odoi and Reece James need more time in the U23s.</p><p>The teenage duo are expected to be utilised in Lampard's first-team squad after returning to action with the U23 side last week.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/chelsea-manager-lampard-hudson-odoi-james-not-ready-for-return-4296999?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BChelsea'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Chelsea manager Frank Lampard says Callum Hudson-Odoi and Reece James need more time in the U23s.

The teenage duo are expected to be utilised in Lampard's first-team squad after returning to action with the U23 side last week.

But Lampard wants to see them gain more fitness before returning to be considered for selection.

"They are fit but not match fit," said Lampard ahead of Tuesday's Champions League clash with Valencia.

"Callum is getting extra work in and with Reece, he played in the Under-23s and they may need another game in the Under-23s in them before they are ready for action. N'Golo similarly.

"Although not to play in Under-23s, he will have more training to do just because the injury has been bothering him."

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<![CDATA[Kepa confident Chelsea have bright future with Abraham, Mount & Co]]> <p>Kepa Arrizabalaga says Chelsea have a bright future ahead of them due to the emergence of their academy players.</p><p>Academy graduates Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount and Fiyako Tomori all scored in Saturday's win over Wolves.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/kepa-confident-chelsea-have-bright-future-with-abraham-mount-co-4296990?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BChelsea'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Kepa Arrizabalaga says Chelsea have a bright future ahead of them due to the emergence of their academy players.

Academy graduates Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount and Fiyako Tomori all scored in Saturday's win over Wolves.

Speaking ahead of the Champions League clash with Valencia on Saturday, Kepa insists the club will benefit greatly from their commitment to youth this season.

"We don't have much experience but that will grow as we play more games," said Kepa.

"The players who have come up from the Academy this season have done very well. It's great for the fans to see young players coming up like that.

"It shows what an exciting future we have ahead of us. We can't neglect the present as well, and we have a very impressive team for the present. It's a strong side."

On playing in Europe's biggest knockout competition for the first time, the Spaniard added:

"Regardless of the fact we're a young team and it's only September and there is a long way to go, we are going to play with energy and try and attack the opposition.

"Many of the players in the team will be playing their first Champions League game but we've been waiting for this for a long time. We spent the whole of last year trying to qualify for the Champions League so we feel very enthusiastic.

"We can't wait to see the atmosphere at the Bridge and play in front of our fans in the most important European club competition."

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