Manchester City fans might have been celebrating right now if manager Pep Guardiola embraced the wise saying that ‘Don’t fix if it’s not broken’. The Manchester City boss tinkered with his Champions League winning formula for the final and that played a big part as Chelsea claimed a relatively easy 1-0 win over the Citizens to lift the Champions League trophy for the second time.
Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has been linked with an unsurprising move away from the club, according to reports. The English striker has fallen out of favor with manager Thomas Tuchel and it does not look like he will regain his spot in the first team, with the German manager preferring to go with Timo Werner in his attack. Abraham was a star player under Frank Lampard until he lost his place in the team after the arrival of Werner, and since then, he has been unable to convince the past and current managers that he can be the starting striker.
Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has revealed that he tried to sign West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice while he was the Blues boss. Rice was strongly linked with a move to Stamford Bridge last summer but the Blues were not able to pull off a move for him.
Lampard spoke to Goal about the failure to sign Rice. According to the ex-Chelsea manager, it was an open secret that he is a big fan of the West Ham player and that his club didn’t want to let him leave last summer. Lampard said the Hammers know they have a quality player on their hands. He praised Rice whom he described as a leader.
It is expected to be a busy summer transfer window for clubs across Europe and Chelsea will not be exempted. Blues manager Thomas Tuchel is reportedly keen to get a couple of new signings to the club and will be expected to strengthen some key departments in the squad, including the defensive department and especially the attacking department.
The German manager is currently enjoying life at Stamford Bridge and is yet to taste defeat since being appointed as the new manager of the club following the sacking of former manager Frank Lampard, and according to reports, even though he is happy with his current crop of players, it will not stop him from venturing into the transfer market and get the players he wants at the club.
USA international Christian Pulisic has spoken fondly about manager Frank Lampard after helping him to quickly integrate with the first-team squad at Chelsea. The 20-year-old returned prior to schedule during pre-season and he has since gone on to start three of the club’s opening four Premier League matches.
In a report covered by ESPN, Pulisic said that Lampard has helped him to adjust to the demands of the Premier League. He added that the 41-year-old has done a tremendous job during the opening phase of the season where he has aided the progress of a number of younger players, he told: “It’s amazing. I mean, it’s everything I hoped it would be and more. It’s incredible. It worked out really well, for sure. Frank’s a great guy and he’s helped me so much and he understands where I’m coming from and he’s done a really good job and helped me, teaching us, especially a lot of the younger guys on the team.”