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Chelsea receive injury boost with attacker returning to training

Chelsea receive injury boost with attacker returning to training


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Chelsea receive injury boost with attacker returning to training

Hudson-Odoi returns to regular training


Chelsea have received a much-needed injury boost with Callum Hudson-Odoi returning to first-team training following his recovery from an Achilles problem.

The England international picked up the injury during the month of April and he thereafter went through a surgery which has ruled him out of action to date.

However, it appears that he is on course to make a comeback by the middle of September after joining his teammates in regular training for the first time this season.

Hudson-Odoi has less than 12 months remaining on his existing deal with the Blues and so far, he has shown no indication whether he would be willing to extend his stay.

Blues boss Frank Lampard has remained positive when asked about the potential contract renewal but Hudson-Odoi may wait for a couple of months to assess whether he can command a regular role under the new manager.

Chelsea have managed to secure the single point after the opening two league games of the season. They are scheduled to face Norwich City on the road this weekend.





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Manchester United boss says Harry Maguire could feature against Chelsea

Manchester United boss says Harry Maguire could feature against Chelsea


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Harry Maguire news

Maguire in line for United debut against Chelsea


Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has acknowledged that Harry Maguire is on the cusp of signing for the club and he could feature in the Premier League opener against Chelsea.

The England international has already arrived at the Red Devils’ Carrington base for the medical tests and a £85m deal is expected to be announced in the next 24 hours.

In a report covered by the club’s official website, Solskjaer confirmed that an agreement has been reached with Leicester City for the transfer of the defender and he could make his debut against the Blues on August 11.

“Let’s get the details over the line but yeah, [he could be in contention for Chelsea game]. He has played a few games in pre-season, we will have to assess him if and when,” he said.

Maguire will become the Red Devils’ third signing of the summer transfer window following the arrivals of Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Swansea City and Crystal Palace respectively.





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Chelsea make transfer decision on Danny Drinkwater

Chelsea make transfer decision on Danny Drinkwater


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Danny Drinkwater news

Drinkwater to remain with Chelsea
Football Transfer Centre


England international Danny Drinkwater is set to stay with Chelsea beyond the summer transfer window, considering the club have not received any suitable offers.

The midfielder has made just 23 appearances since making the switch from Leicester City in 2017 and just one of those came during the previous campaign.

According to Evening Standard, Lampard had been eager to offload the midfielder on a permanent basis this summer, but there have been no concrete offers from the player’s suitors.

The Blues still have the option of loaning out the 29-year-old for the season but reports indicate that he may now remain at Stamford Bridge until January at the least.

Drinkwater has featured in the pre-season games under Lampard this term, but there are no assurances of regular gametime when the real season begins next month.

Chelsea begin their Premier League campaign with a challenging trip to Old Trafford to face Manchester United on August 11. Three days later, they have a UEFA Super Cup clash against Jurgen Klopp‘s Liverpool.

 





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Chelsea teenager wants number 10 shirt?

Chelsea teenager wants number 10 shirt?


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Chelsea teenager wants number 10 shirt?

Hudson-Odoi wants number 10 shirt


Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi has reportedly requested the number 10 jersey as part of the requirements to pen a new contract with the club.

The England international has been in a contract standoff with the Blues over the past 12 months, but reports have recently emerged that he is on the cusp of penning a new long-term deal.

Amidst this, the representatives of Hudson-Odoi have urged the Blues to hand him with the vacant number 10 shirt and Metro suggests that the club may oblige to the request to keep the winger happy.

Brazil international Willian recently indicated that he has been offered the jersey formerly worn by Eden Hazard, but manager Frank Lampard has refuted those claims by stating that no conclusion has been made over the same.

Meanwhile, Hudson-Odoi is currently recovering after an operation for a ruptured Achilles tendon and he is unlikely to return to first-team action until after the first international break of the campaign.





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Glen Johnson

Glen Johnson

 
Glen Johnson  
Name: Glen McLeod Cooper Johnson
Date of Birth: 23rd August 1985
Place of Birth: Greenwich, London
England Debut: 16th November 2003
Against: Denmark
Position: Defender
   
League Club: Liverpool
 
London-born Johnson began his early career as a 15 year old schoolboy for West Ham United, eventually signing his first professional contract with them to wear the Number 23 shirt although he remained in the Reserves for the beginning of the season.
 
His first championship game came during a loan deal with Millwall when he played against Norwich City on 19 October 2002.
 
His Premier League debut for West Ham finally came on 22 January 2003 in a defeat to Charlton Athletic when he came on as a substitute.  By the time that season ended, Johnson had made 15 appearances in the league for West Ham and was beginning to make an impression.
 
On 15 July 2003 Johnson signed with Chelsea for £6 million and debuted for them less than a month later in a win in the Champions League against Zilina.  His first goal for Chelsea came when they played the second leg at home a fortnight later.
 
Johnson made 41 appearances for Chelsea between 2003 – 2007, including an impressive save in the fifth round of the FA Cup when he stopped a free kick taken by Newcastle after their goalkeeper, Cudicini, was sent off and there were no substitutions remaining.
 
On 31 August 2007 Johnson signed for Portsmouth, where he stayed until 2009.  He started in the first match, which ended as a 3-1 loss to Arsenal, but became a regular starter after that.
 
An impressive goal, after taking the ball from the halfway line against Wigan Athletic, followed by an FA Cup win in 2008, attracted attention and at the close of season 2009 several bids were placed for him.  Portsmouth accepted two bids, from Liverpool and Chelsea, leaving Johnson to make his choice.
 
On 26 June 2009, Johnson signed a four year contract with Liverpool.
 
Johnson debuted for England in 2003 in a friendly against Denmark, but didn’t appear again until a 2008 victory against Andorra.
 
At the time of writing this (May 2012), Glen Johnson has appeared for Liverpool a total of 99 times, scoring 6 goals, all of which were scored in the Premier League. He has been capped 35 times for England and has scored 1 goal.
 
Frank Lampard

Frank Lampard

 
Frank Lampard  
Name: Frank James Lampard
Date of Birth: 20th June 1978
Place of Birth: Romford, Essex
England Debut: 10th October 1999
Against: Belgium
   
   
League Club: Chelsea
 
Frank James Lampard was born on 20th June 1978 in Romford. He is from a big footballing family as several members of his family including his father, uncle and several cousins have all been involved in the game. Frank followed in their footsteps from an early age and could always be seen with a football at his feet. He has always been a determined person and his never say die attitude landed him a place in Heath Park’s youth team. This breakthrough led him to get trials for Tottenham, Arsenal and finally West Ham who he signed a youth contract with in 1994.
 
After a year at West Ham he was sent out on loan to Swansea. His determined nature shone through again as Frank saw this as a need to improve as a footballer and so this is what he set out to do. Even though the training facilities at Swansea weren’t as high a standard as those at West Ham frank used them to their fullest and built up his strength. On his return to Upton Park he was ready to fight for a first team place. However, it wasn’t until the 1998/99 season that he finally established himself as a regular first team player, playing every game that season. Both his uncle and father quit their jobs in the 2000/01 season as manager and assistant manager respectively and so Frank Lampard took the decision to make a move also, signing for Chelsea for a reported fee of £11 million.
 
The Chelsea manager at the time, Ranieri, was a huge Frank Lampard fan and so Frank found himself in the thick of first team action as soon as he arrived at Stamford Bridge, making his debut against Newcastle United on 19th August, and going on to appear in every game that season, scoring 8 goals. His game continued to improve and in the 2002/03 season Frank Lampard hit double figures for the first time, scoring 10 goals. Frank was already an England player by this time but it wasn’t until the match against Croatia on 20th August 2003 that he scored his first goal for his country.
 
Frank Lampard started to show what he was really made of though when in the Summer of 2003 one of the richest men in the World bought Chelsea Football Club and Frank suddenly found himself surrounded by World class footballing talent. In the 2004/05 season he netted 19 goals across all competitions and hit 20 the season after that. Picking up trophies along the way, Frank Lampard scored his 100th goal for Chelsea during the 2007/08 season which for a central midfield player is an astounding achievement.
 
Frank Lampard has come along way from playing in his back garden with his uncle and his father, and although now in his thirties, he still plays at the highest level of football and is recognised as one of the best midfielders in the world.
 
At the time of writing this (May 2012), Frank Lampard has appeared for Chelsea a total of 558 times, scoring 186 goals, 126 of which were scored in the Premier League. He has been capped 90 times for England, scoring 21 goals.
 
Ashley Cole

Ashley Cole

 
Ashley Cole  
Name: Ashley Cole
Date of Birth: 20th December 1980
Place of Birth: Stepney, London
England Debut: 28th March 2001
Against: Albania
   
   
League Club: Chelsea
 
Ashley Cole is of British and Barbadian heritage.  His father, Ron Callender moved to Australia when Cole was a child and he was brought up in London by his mother, Sue Cole, along with his younger brother Matthew.
 
Cole began his footballing career with the Arsenal Junior team in 1997, signing up to the Senior squad in 1999.  He made his first appearance for the team in the November of that year when they played Middlesbrough in the Worthington Cup but he spent part of that season on loan to Crystal Palace – a total of three months.  However, after Sylvinho suffered an injury in 2000, Cole managed to establish himself as the left back on the first team, remaining with Arsenal as a regular first-starter until 2006.  He managed to clock up impressive stats during that time, including two Premier League wins and three FA Cup Final wins.
 
Cole was involved in a tapping-up scandal in early 2005 involving rival’s Chelsea, but although he remained with Arsenal until 2006 he eventually did make a move to Chelsea in a £5 million deal which went through on August 31 that year.
 
Cole made his first appearance for his new club on 9 September 2006 when they beat Charlton Athletic 2-1.  He went on to win two further FA Cups, bringing his tally in line with the existing Cup record of 5 wins overall.
 
Cole played for the England youth teams, scoring one goal out of his four appearances for the U21’s.  On 28 March 2001 he debuted for the senior squad against Albania in the FIFA World Cup qualifier and went on to represent England at the following World Cup and European Football Championships in 2002, 2004.  He represented the country again in 2006 when his crucial block against Ecuador in the second round helped get England as far as the Quarter Finals.
 
Cole was awarded the Chelsea Players’ Player of the Year in 2009.
 
At the time of writing this (May 2012), Ashley Cole has appeared for Chelsea a total of 261 times, scoring 6 goals, all of which were scored in the Premier League. He has been capped 93 times for England. No goals.