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Chelsea boss updates on Reece James injury situation

Chelsea boss updates on Reece James injury situation


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Chelsea boss updates on Reece James injury situation

Lampard confirms James injury concern


Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has indicated that the club will make a late decision over the involvement of Reece James against Arsenal following his recent knee injury.

The England youth international sustained the damage during the backend of the league clash at Newcastle United last weekend, where the Blues suffered a shock 1-0 defeat.

Speaking in the press conference ahead of the Arsenal game, Lampard confirmed that James picked up an injury to the back of his knee and a late fitness test may determine his inclusion for the London derby.

“He’s got an injury to the back of his knee area. It’s not as bad as it could have been or we maybe thought so he’s in contention for tomorrow but it’s going to be a tight call,” he told.

Chelsea beat the Gunners with two late goals in the 2-1 triumph at the Emirates Stadium last month. They will be aiming for another victory to enhance their prospects of cementing a top-four spot in the Premier League.





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Chelsea make final transfer decision on Callum Wilson

Chelsea make final transfer decision on Callum Wilson


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Callum Wilson news

Chelsea won’t sign Wilson


Chelsea have reportedly ended their interest in signing Callum Wilson from Bournemouth, given his performances have dropped over the course of the current season.

The 27-year-old earned recognition with the England national side owing to his performances last term but he has not been able to replicate the same this campaign.

He has netted just five goals during the current top-flight campaign and he has gone on a run of 14 league matches where he has been unable to find the net for the Cherries.

As a result, the Blues seem to have ended their prolonged interest in his services and Sky Sports News claims that they won’t be lodging any transfer approach this month.

Meanwhile, it is also reported that the club won’t exercise the buy-back clause present in the contract of Cherries defender Nathan Ake and they are prepared to look elsewhere in the search for reinforcements.

Chelsea are scheduled to face Newcastle United on the road in the Premier League this weekend. They are currently fourth in the standings with 39 points on the board.





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Chelsea quoted price to sign Premier League defender

Chelsea quoted price to sign Premier League defender


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Lewis Dunk news

Dunk wanted by Chelsea


Chelsea have reportedly been told by Brighton & Hove Albion that they will need to come up with a package of around £50m in order to sign Lewis Dunk during the current transfer window.

The Blues have fared impressively throughout the current season and despite a recent struggles in the Premier League, they continued to remain in the fourth spot with a five-point advantage over Manchester United.

According to The Times, the west London giants are looking at the prospect of signing an experienced centre-back despite the fact that they have four senior options at their disposal.

Antonio Rudiger, Kurt Zouma, Fikayo Tomori and Andreas Christensen have been rotated at the heart of the defence this term but manager Frank Lampard still seems keen on another central defender, given the club have struggled to restrict the opposition from scoring on most occasions.

The same outlet states that Brighton captain Dunk has been earmarked as the prime target to fulfil their requirement but he won’t come on the cheap with the Seagulls reluctant to accept anything less than £50m for the sale of the England international.





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Aston Villa confirm the transfer of Chelsea midfielder

Aston Villa confirm the transfer of Chelsea midfielder


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Danny Drinkwater news

Villa sign Drinkwater on loan
Football Transfer Centre


Premier League side Aston Villa have confirmed the signing of Danny Drinkwater on a short-term loan agreement from Chelsea.

The England international spent the first half of the season on a temporary deal at Burnley but he struggled for gametime and managed just one appearance in the Premier League.

As a result, the Clarets did not take the option of retaining his services for the second half of the campaign and this has allowed the Villains to acquire the midfielder’s signature on loan for the rest of the season.

 “Danny was a key member of Leicester City‘s title-winning team and has represented England, so he is a vastly experienced player. He will strengthen our squad significantly,” Villains boss Dean Smith told the club’s official website.

Villa are expected to be without goalkeeper Tom Heaton and striker Wesley for the rest of the campaign. John McGinn is sidelined for the next three months with an ankle problem and Drinkwater should replace the Scot in the club’s midfield.





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England midfielder returns to Chelsea after loan stint

England midfielder returns to Chelsea after loan stint


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Danny Drinkwater news

Drinkwater set for Chelsea return after failed loan stint
Football Transfer Centre


England international Danny Drinkwater is set to return to Chelsea following the conclusion of an unsuccessful loan stint with Premier League side Burnley.

The midfielder made the switch to the Clarets on a six-month loan in August but he shortly picked up an ankle injury after an incident outside a Manchester nightclub.

Since then, Drinkwater was limited to just 59 minutes of gametime in the Premier League and manager Sean Dyche has now confirmed that the midfielder will return to his parent club when his temporary deal expires on Monday.

“He just hasn’t had the pitch-time. Obviously there was a moment in between when we had injuries where he probably would have played, but these things happen in football,” he told via Football.London.

Drinkwater is presently not attracting any interest from Premier League sides and he may have to drop a division to the Championship in the quest for regular playing time.

The former Premier League winner was the subject of interest from Swansea City over the summer and it remains to be seen whether the club are prepared to make a fresh loan approach this month.





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Chelsea won't sign Leicester City star in January

Chelsea won’t sign Leicester City star in January


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Ben Chilwell news

Leicester won’t sell Chilwell in January
Football Transfer Centre


Chelsea will reportedly be unable to convince Leicester City to sanction the sale of Ben Chilwell during the upcoming transfer window.

The west Londoners won their appeal against the FIFA-imposed transfer ban last month and they are now expected to spend on new signings next month.

Chilwell has been one of the players, who has been constantly linked with a move to Stamford Bridge but Football London claims that the club’s prospects of signing the left-back are ‘infinitesimal’.

The England international has contributed one goal and three assists for the Foxes this term but of late, he has struggled against the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool in back-to-back games.

His present deal with the east Midlands outfit only expires in the summer of 2024 and the Foxes are in a strong position to keep hold of his services for the January transfer window.

Chelsea are scheduled to face Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in Sunday’s Premier League clash. The Blues go into the game with just two wins from the past seven league games.

 





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Chelsea planning to trigger release clause for German striker?

Chelsea planning to trigger release clause for German striker?


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Chelsea planning to trigger release clause for German striker?

Werner to Chelsea?


Chelsea are reportedly planning to trigger the release clause of German striker Timo Werner with manager Frank Lampard aiming to strengthen the centre-forward department in the New Year.

Tammy Abraham has been the undisputed starter to lead the line for the Blues this term and he has already netted 13 times in all competitions for the club.

Still, Lampard is said to be eyeing competition for the England international and The Express claims that Werner is the prime target on their radar for the winter transfer window.

The same outlet claims that the German could be available for a release clause of just £27m and the club are seriously considering an approach for the former Stuttgart youngster.

Werner has been in stupendous form for Leipzig in all competitions this season and he has already amassed 21 goals and seven assists under the guidance of Julian Nagelsmann.

As many as 10 European sides are said to be vying for his signature next month, the Blues’ prospects of signing him could depend on whether they can assure him with a starting spot.





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