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Chelsea legend on Chelsea's form so far this season - What’s happening now is normal.

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This weekend we welcome back Premier League football after yet another international break and a Chelsea legend has had his say on where Chelsea find themselves in the Premier League at the moment.

After a good win against Manchester United in our last Premier League game, our third victory in the league in a row, we head to West Brom this Saturday afternoon looking to close the gap on the pacesetters Manchester City and to try and overhaul the likes of Manchester United and Tottenham.

Roman Abramovich's defiant response to Didier Drogba revealed.

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Since taking Chelsea over in 2003, Roman Abramovich has hired an incredible ten managers in fourteen seasons and has sacked nearly all of them.

There is a general opinion from the outside that the Chelsea job has become a poisoned chalice knowing what has happened to many of the managers that have been employed by Roman Abramovich since he become owner of this club back in 2003.

Chelsea star reveals midfielders desire to leave Chelsea and move to Manchester United.

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Antonio Conte and his Chelsea team welcome Jose Mourinho and Manchester United to Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon with the attention ahead of this game on just one player - Nemanja Matic.

I have said it before on here and I will say it again, I am becoming increasingly frustrated with all the focus being on Matic and the fact that people believe if he was still at Chelsea, we would not have the same problems that we do now.

Midfielder reveals the reason that he had to leave Chelsea.

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Oscar has been speaking of the decision to leave Chelsea back in January and has revealed that he has the opportunity to return to Chelsea once his contract in China expires.

The 26-year-old Brazilian raised plenty of eyebrows when he signed for Shanghai SIPG for a whopping £52m and a contract that is reported to be £400,000 per week.

Ray Wilkins talks Diego Costa, Nemanja Matic and David Luiz.

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It was our privilege at AskFans recently to get to interview a true legend – ex-Chelsea, Manchester United and England superstar Ray 'Butch' Wilkins. For our younger viewers, Ray was the 'hod carrier with benefits' in the successful 1980s Manchester United side alongside the more dynamic Bryan Robson, and he enjoyed a superb youthful career at Chelsea too.

Tiemoue Bakayoko - Beginning to show signs that Chelsea were right to sell Nemanja Matic.

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With his recovery from knee surgery in the summer, Tiemoue Bakayoko is showing signs with his performances for Chelsea so far that Antonio Conte was right to sell Nemanja Matic to Manchester United.

As we know there has been plenty of coverage of Matic's surprising move with plenty of opinion in the written press added to the football Pundits we watch and respect that state it was a mistake for Chelsea to sell him.

There will be no one more important — not only for you, but for everyone — than John Terry.

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Arjen Robben has written his "Letter to my Younger self" over at The Players Tribune and has paid tribute to John Terry. Of all the tributes we have written and read, Arjen Robben's speaks volumes of the most successful Chelsea Captain in our clubs history - Captain, Leader and Legend.

Having left Chelsea to sign for Watford, Nathaniel Chalobah reveals the barrier between first team and academy.

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Nathaniel Chalobah rejected a new lucrative contract offered by Chelsea to sign a five-year deal at Watford and revealed an insight into how tough it is to take the step forward at Stamford Bridge.

I was gutted that we lost Nathaniel Chalobah because anyone worth their salt as a Chelsea fan or genuine football supporters would have known of the massive potential he has to make it as a big Premier League star over the next decade or so.

Frank Lampard talks of a potential replacement for Diego Costa.

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Frank Lampard has given his opinion on the potential signing of Romelu Lukaku as a replacement for Diego Costa this summer.

Lukaku has been linked with a return to Stamford Bridge for the majority of the past season after a source close to the player revealed that he felt that he had "unfinished business" here and was pushing for a return to Chelsea.

Chelsea Legend plays down comparisons to N'Golo Kante, states judge him when he plays every four days.

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Claude Makelele has hit out at comparisons between N'Golo Kante and himself and claims that they are being made in a bad way because we need to judge him when he plays every four days.

What is there that is left to say about N'Golo Kante over the passed two seasons.

Should Chelsea re-sign Romelu Lukaku this summer - Yes or No?

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With reports that Romelu Lukaku has indicated to Everton that he is unwilling to sign a new contract because of his desire to play in the Champions League, I am asking the Chelsea fans on here if we should re-sign him this summer.

Having notched his 20th goal of the season last weekend, there is little doubt that Romelu Lukaku has found his feet in the Premier League and is now classed as one of the top strikers.

OPINION: Do you agree with Pundits comments about Didier Drogba?

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Michael Owen has been featured in a new documentary that focuses on the art of scoring goals and has given an opinion of Didier Drogba that I wondered if you, the football fan reading this post agrees?

We have seen plenty of legendary goalscorers in the Premier League throughout it's existence and in particular those that played here before Drogba's arrival.

Is N'Golo Kante better than Claude Makelele?

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N'Golo Kante delivered another sensational performance against Arsenal following on from the previous outstanding performance against Liverpool. Is he better than Claude Makelele?

It sounds a ridiculous question doesn't it based on the fact that Makelele had a tactical position on the pitch named after him but it's a question that deserves merit based on how good our summer signing has been.

Ex-Chelsea World Cup winning Captain believes it's time for John Terry to leave.

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Having played just six minutes of Premier League football since mid-September, John Terry has been encouraged by Marcel Desailly to quit the club and move on.

As featured on another blog post just posted on here, John Terry has spoken of spending his time on match days on the Chelsea bench and has stated that he hopes that he doesn't play again this season because that means the team keeps on winning games.

Sam Hutchinson: The Play-off Final mean't more to me than anything at Chelsea.

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Sam Hutchinson is fast becoming a success story at Sheffield Wednesday, albeit one of the best midfielders in the Championship.

Sam Hutchinson is one of those players while at Chelsea, we all had really, really high hopes for. As with many others, he was touted as the first player to breakthrough into the first team since John Terry and looked well on course to do so.

Ex-Chelsea star hails Antonio Conte and believes the players are fitter than ever.

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Ex-Chelsea Goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer believes that Antonio Conte's side are fitter now than they have ever been as demonstrated in our last two games.

Plenty has been said of Antonio Conte's coaching methods and the physical demands he puts onto the players throughout pre-season and beyond.

Frank Lampard - Quite simply the best £11m Chelsea ever spent.

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Yesterday 14th June marked fifteen years to the day that Claudio Ranieri spent the best £11m Chelsea EVER spent when he signed Frank Lampard from West Ham. Thirteen years and 211 goals later, Frank Lampard will always be remembered as a Legend.

Many people at the time were wondering who would replace Gus Poyet who had come to prominence as a goal scoring midfielder at Chelsea.

Fernando Torres - "I felt lost at Chelsea."

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This weekend, Fernando Torres will be hoping to lead the line with Atletico Madrid as they take on Real Madrid in the Champions League Final in a repeat of the final two years ago. Having won it already with Chelsea, Torres was quick to point out that winning this one would mean so much more.

EX-Chelsea Legend signs for the Tampa Bay Rowdies - What a player he was for us!

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Joe Cole has announced that he is leaving these shores to head over to the North American Soccer League to sign for the Tampa Bay Rowdies next season. The three-time Premier League winner with Chelsea was one heck of our a player for our club and I just wanted to write a quick post to celebrate his time here.

CONTE: "Chelsea players who do not work hard will not play. It’s as simple as that."

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The announcement of Antonio Conte signing a three-year contract to join Chelsea this summer really has kicked off all sorts of speculation and opinion. Here are some of the opinions of ex-teammates, a Chelsea Legend, an ex-Chelsea assistant and two current players of the man Roman Abramovich has entrusted to bring success back to Stamford Bridge.

Champions League winning defender blasts Jose Mourinho!

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David Luiz has had plenty to say ahead of tonight's game between PSG and Chelsea but was also asked of the fact that Jose Mourinho is no longer manager. He responded with an insight to how things finished up between the two!

He said:

"Coaches come, coaches go, it's part of football.

"John is probably Chelsea’s greatest ever player, the club need to show him some more respect"

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David Luiz has taken time ahead of the game tonight to give his views on the contract situation with John Terry and cannot believe that the club are leaving him in limbo.

Speaking in Paris, Luiz said:

John is probably Chelsea's greatest ever player, the club need to show him some more respect.

Petr Cech on leaving Chelsea: "Time has shown that the decision was the right one".

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It's a quote you would have expected to come out sooner rather than later. As people look for reasons to Chelsea's demise this season, everyone connected with the club has been asked for their opinion and Petr Cech is no different.

As Chelsea have struggled this season, Petr Cech is being touted as providing Arsenal with a much more solid base to build from and Arsenal as a result are up at the top challenging as expected.

Rumours

John Terry: Has the Captain, Leader, Legend found his next club?

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According to reports, John Terry had met with Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe to discuss a potential move to the south coast in a deal worth £100k per week.

It still seems weird and like it's not happening but to write this post and add the "ex-players" label to it does not feel right despite knowing that his time at Chelsea is over, for now anyway.

Premier League Striker to reject Manchester United in favour of a £100m move to Chelsea.

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Romelu Lukaku will reject the advances of Jose Mourinho and Manchester United this summer to seal a dream return to Chelsea for a fee reported close to £100m.

It's a crazy amount of money that would only be offset with Diego Costa leaving Chelsea for around £76m to finally move to China.

Chelsea Legend talks of impending transfer - Chelsea is his club since he was young, so why not?

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Didier Drogba has caused a stir in the media this past week with comments being made of Romelu Lukaku and reports that he will re-join Chelsea at the end of the season.

The future of Romelu Lukaku is, and will continue to make headlines between now and the end of the season after Ronald Koeman confirmed that he does not know if Belgian striker will sign a new contract at Everton or if he is looking to move elsewhere.

Chelsea to spend up to £25m to re-sign a former Academy Defender?

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Ryan Bertrand is being linked with a shock return to Chelsea having been identified by Antonio Conte as one of his reported transfer targets in the summer.

Bertrand, a Champions League winner with Chelsea, was sold to Southampton for a fee of around £10m a couple of seasons ago as it was clear at that time that he would not feature in the Chelsea first team.

Lukaku for a reported £65m - He is far from being Didier Drogba so I wouldn't pay Everton!

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Chelsea have been linked with a move to bring Romelu Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge for months now. Reports stating that Everton would want around £65m to let him go, I am wondering whether or not you think it's worth it? For me it isn't.

Yes we all know that Lukaku has proven himself in the Premier League by scoring goals on a regular basis and for that reason I can understand Antonio Conte's reported interest however, it's the other areas of his game that are lacking that concern me.

Lukaku or Benteke - Antonio Conte focuses on the two big Belgian Strikers!

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According to various reports, Antonio Conte has his eye on one of two options up top as he looks to possibly replace Diego Costa and the two players he has in mind are Christian Benteke or Romelu Lukaku.

Now I wanted to gauge your opinions on this because in my view, both are very different players.

ROMELU LUKAKU: WOULD YOU RE-SIGN HIM FOR CHELSEA?

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It's a question that needs to be answered because as per numerous reports in recent weeks, Antonio Conte has identified Romelu Lukaku as the man to lead the line for Chelsea.

I would imagine that Lukaku would divide opinion amongst the Chelsea faithful reading this article. Some people would recall his time here previously where he was offered very little in terms of opportunities as something to not consider and to purely focus on what he has achieved in the Premier League since he moved away from Stamford Bridge.

ANTONIO CONTE: Chelsea Legend backs his appointment but what is going on?

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What is going on with Antonio Conte? Is he coming to Chelsea? Why is it taking so long to confirm? Could the reported issues with his backroom staff still be the problem?

Although I felt for Manuel Pellegrini when it was confirmed that Pep Guardiola would be taking over at Manchester City this summer before the Chilean was even given a chance to announce his departure first, I like the fact it was cut and dried, everyone knew exactly where they stood.

REVEALED: Conte makes Premier League Striker top transfer target but he wants Champions League next season.

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According to various reports, Antonio Conte has made Romelu Lukaku his top transfer target this summer in a move that will surprise many. However, the player himself has set his sights on Champions League football next season!

One thing is certain here, It's going to take Chelsea a serious amount of money to try and convince Everton to let him go.

English Premier League

Ex-Chelsea Midfielder claims that Chelsea will win the title.

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Michael Ballack has given his verdict of the title race this season and has backed his former club to win it with a gap to our rivals and no European football this season.

There is still some way to go and any Chelsea fan will tell you, especially after last season, everything can change in a heartbeat.

Cech on Chelsea- "We need to win all our games because we can't afford to let them make the gap any bigger"

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Having won the Premier League title four times at Chelsea, Petr Cech has a message for his Arsenal team mates and the rest of the chasing pack trying to close the gap on Antonio Conte's side.

With a wealth of experience under his belt including knowing exactly what it takes to win the title, Petr Cech knows how important the next few weeks could be in the title race.

Frank Lampard is a Chelsea Believer

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You do know that Chelsea is the defending champions of the Barclays Premier League, right? However, it's just eight months since they hoisted the trophy, and they've already fired manager Jose Mourinho, sending him packing on December 17 because of the awful form that the team had been showing this season, something that had the Chelsea fans and even online sportsbetting sites quite disappointed.

The Rest

Frank Lampard: This is Chelsea's biggest signing of the summer.

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Frank Lampard believes that Antonio Conte signing a new Chelsea contract would eclipse any potential player coming into the club and would represent our biggest signing this summer.

Speaking recently, and with all the speculation surrounding Chelsea's impending summer signings, Lampard was keen to point out and remind us all of the impact Antonio Conte made last season and the sooner that we can get a new contract signed the better.

Joe Cole On Conte, Eden Hazard, Our Title Aspirations and Racing Roman Abramovich!

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ZOLA: When I came here I found a high level of football but, above all else, enjoyment.

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Chelsea Legend Gianfranco Zola has been speaking to the Media this week about his time in England and has described how he rediscovered his love for Football in England.

At the end of the 2002-2003 season, Gianfranco Zola left Chelsea after seven amazing years having been voted Chelsea's greatest ever player.

DAVID LUIZ: "I know how Chelsea play, they won't come and just attack at us."

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This first leg in Paris is a huge game for both Chelsea and Paris St Germain and for David Luiz in particular, it's a special occasion. He has been quick to play down Chelsea's league position heading into this one.

He said:

"We have always said Chelsea's form in the league means nothing in these two games.

Ramires gets a fantastic reception in China.

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I will never understand how or why we sold Ramires as I posted HERE . However, the fans over in China have really taken to him and he expressed his thanks on Instagram:

Thanks to all the Jiangsu Suning fans for the fantastic reception they gave me! Obrigado a todos os torcedores do Jiangsu pela fantástica recepção!