Chelsea drew 1-1 withRZ Pellets WAC (also known, rather confusingly, asAC Wolfsberger) in a pre-season friendly in Austria last night, with the Blues solitary goal scored by 17-year-old midfielder Jeremie Boga in the 83rd minute and a beauty it was too.
Having picked the ball up inside his own half, Boga went on a headlong stampede up the pitch, skinning a couple of defenders before taking advantage of a fortuitous rebound to charge into the area and steer a shot past the WAC 'keeper.
With the World Cup having come to a close, attention turns back to the Premier League with pre-season already in full swing. It was a dramatic term last year at both ends of the table and this year's campaign is set to be just as enthralling.
The Easyodds.com football tipsters Simon Hopper, Tom Powell and Ross Casey have picked out their best bets ahead of the 2014-15 Premier League season:
Simon Hopper: CHELSEA (15/8) – Jose Mourinho sides always improve in their second season while competition looks thin on the ground this term with Man City probably focusing on the Champions League and big question marks over the other top teams.
There's been many strikers who have come and gone in the Premier League era but none have been quite as bad for value at least, as these 5 strikers who have cost over £2m per Premier League Goal and that's been generous to quite a few and none more so than our first flop up, who cost £9m and scored just one bloody goal!
Former Chelsea, Liverpool & England star's final roll of the dice in 'favorite position' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Joe Cole has recentlycompleted an unexpected free transfer to struggling Premier League side, Aston Villa, and has stated that one of the key factorsbehind his decision was the chance to play in his favorite position: an attacking role in the center of midfield, just behind the strike-force.
Chelsea has unveiled its third shirt for the 2014/15 season.
Chelsea's third shirt features an "electric blue" sound wave graphic on the front of the shirt that symbolizes the volume of support from the fans at every away game. Plus the shirt features the first use of dark navy since 2009/10 when Chelsea won the Premier League and FA Cup double, the only other time the club have worn a dark blue strip.
REVEALED: Chelsea 2014/15 Third Kit - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea have unveiled their third 2014/15 kit by Adidas, with the new shirt offering a fresh, youthful design that includes the first use of dirk navy since 2009/10, when the club wonthe Premier League and FA Cup double.
With over a month still to go in the summer transfer window, Arsenal have already done some very good business, with David Ospina soon to be confirmed and with Mathieu Debuchy and Alexis Sanchez already done and dusted. Plus, Arsene Wenger and Theo Gazidis have promised us more, so the Gunners will certainly have a [.
Former Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole has given his first interview as an AS Roma player.
The 33-year-old defender signed a two-year deal with the Serie A side on July 7.
Cole started his career with Arsenal making 229 appearances and scoring nine goals. Along the way, he made a Champions League final appearance, won two Premier League titles, three FA Cups and was a key member of the 2003-04 Gunners side that will forever be known as "The Invincibles" that went the entire league campaign undefeated.
Arsenal withdraw from World Cup winner transfer race - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsene Wenger has pulled the plug on his interests in securing the signature of Germany midfielder, Sami Khedira. The London side are still looking to strengthen their side ahead of the impending Premier League season but have failed to agree terms with the 27-year-old.
In a case of which European media outlet do you believe, Eurosport is reporting that Atletico Madrid and Chelsea have held talks to discuss a potential deal that could see Fernando Torres return to Atletico Madrid.
Meanwhile, Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo quotes an unnamed Atletico Madrid source, saying that no talks have taken place.
According to various reports, Chelsea are reluctant to sell Ryan Bertrand to Liverpool, despite the Anfield club offering to meet Chelsea's valuation of the player.
A report in The Mirror states that Chelsea are reluctant to complete a deal with Liverpool because they see them as rivals to the Premier League title and Bertrand would bolster the options they would have available for the season.
It's been in the works for quite sometime but now the deal is public and official: Frank Lampard has signed a two-year contract with start-up MLS club New York City FC after leaving Chelsea at the end of last season, thus ending his13-year stint with the Blues.
A free agent since his 18-month contract at Galatasaray waned to nowt at the end of theTurkish Super Lig season, it seems that Didier Drogba is on the verge of returning to Chelsea and into the arms of Jose Mourinho once again if reports are anything to go by.
Chelsea slap hefty price tag on Belgian sensation - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Jose Mourinho lamented on many occasions last season for not having a striker who can score 20 goals in the league. Let alone 20 goals, the three strikers he had at disposal couldn'tscore 20 goals combined.
€40m rated Chelsea and Manchester target set to open contract talks with club - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
So is this the end of the long term 'Mehdi Benatia to the Premier League' transfer saga? According to reports in the reputed Gianluca Di Marzio website, the Chelsea and Manchester City target is set to open new contract talks with Roma in the coming weeks.
Done Deal: Chelsea midfielder off to Spain - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea midfielder Mario Pasalic has today completed his season long loan deal to Spanish side Elche. The 19 year old Croatian joined the Bluesfrom Hajduk Split earlier this summer and will now spend the entire season in the Spanish top flight football league.
Chelsea target left betrayed by Mourinho claim Spanish press - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Over the past few months, Spanish press and specifically El Confidencial provided us barrage of reports that Atletico Madrid midfielder Tiago Mendes willbe returning back to Stamford Bridge on a free transfer.
Despite being heavily linked with a move away from Chelsea before the window closes, John Obi Mikel is refusing to accept that his Chelsea career being over and wants to fight for his place within the squad.
Just last week, it was being reported that Mikel was available for transfer for a fee of as little as £5m to move from Chelsea and it was something that really, really surprised me.
RZ Pellets WAC vs Chelsea 2014 Highlights Friendly 1-1 Silvio Boga Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
RZ Pellets WAC vs Chelsea 2014 Highlights Friendly 1-1 Silvio Boga Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter RZ Pellets WAC vs Chelsea 2014 (Wolfsberger Chelsea VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- RZ Pellets WAC vs Chelsea 1-1 (Silvio/Boga) Worthersee Stadion, Klagenfurt- 23 July, 2014- Pre-season Friendly- 23/7/14 Jeremie [.
I just wanted to share a photo released by Chelsea on their Instagram account yesterday from the first training session in Austria. It's a photo I don't think any of us ever thought we would see especially when we first heard the news that Cesc Fabregas was being linked with a move to Chelsea!