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Brazilian attacking midfielder Oscar admits he would like to return to Premier League and, in particular, to Chelsea.

The first eight games I played very well, then I had a League Cup game that I left, the team lost and it changed, Then Conte changed the team’s way of playing in a 3-4-3 and I didn’t play anymore, I didn’t have a position to play, because I’m a more offensive midfielder and then it changed a lot. So I decided to leave too, but I left the doors open”. – Oscar told Premier League Brazil – “I would go back! I’m still young, I’m still 26 years old. Who knows in two, three years I would return to the Premier League. I would be very happy. And preferably for Chelsea, who opened the doors for me, to return”.

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Michy Batshuayi took his chance as Conte expected

Another young flying talent to recognise is: “Batshuayi”… the 23-year old really took his chance to make his stake” in the Chelsea team in this afternoon’s third-round FA Cup Tie against Peterborough where he was fantastic on the attack. Manager Antonio Conte said before the game that the youngster should “make his stake in the team” and make the most of the “rare opportunity”.

After playing only 82 minutes of football in the Premier League this season since his £33million arrival in the summer, the Belgian has sent a message to Antonio Conte to ensure he has clear striker options.

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Chelsea 2-0 Peterborough United

Today Chelsea FC and fans celebrated the 26th birthday of Chelsea’s EDEN MICHAEL HAZARD.

The Chelsea Number-10 on the eve of Chelsea’s FA CUP third round clash against Peterborough at home had birthday wishes on Twitter from the club. This also included birthday greetings from Chelsea defender- César Azpilicueta. He tweeted his birthday wishes to HAZARD saying:
“From @CesarAzpi to you” @hazardeden10

The official Twitter account of Chelsea Football Club today tweeted:
“Today we say happy birthday to @hazardeden10!”

By: Samuel Georgewill

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OSCAR set for Super League on weekly earnings of £400,000

Chelsea’s former attacking midfielder Oscar dos Santos Emboaba  Júnior, better known as OSCAR lands in China for Chinese club Shanghai SIPG after a tantalising confirmed fee of £52 million.

The Brazilian Midfielder, aged 25 was mobbed by crowds at the Chinese Airport on Monday with gifts of flowers and a scarf as he took photos. Chelsea have confirmed the deal of £52 million which has given OSCAR a move beyond his wildest dreams. OSCAR now beats the record signing of his Brazil team-mate HULK who in June was sold by Zenit St Petersburg for a whopping £47 million and on a weekly earning of £320,000.

Chelsea as a Premier League football club have now richly benefited from the sales of their players more than any other team in the Premiership. Since June 2013 Chelsea have made around a reported £314.4 million which has made heads turn. Players still are on loan as well as coming in and ANTONIO CONTE seems keen to use the players he currently have on high performance on a consistent rotation. The likes of CESC FABREGAS, VICTOR MOSES, PEDRO and WILLIAN have all been firing for the Blues and OSCAR going abroad is a move which players like JOHN OBI MIKEL who have not made the team may also consider in the January transfer window.

Whether it is China or Europe for yet to feature Chelsea players like JOHN OBI MIKEL is not yet fully certain. But high-flying midfielder OSCAR has made up his mind and moved from Stamford Bridge to the Chinese Far-East. On his Instagram OSCAR commented once the deal was agreed saying: “I want to thank Chelsea, the owner and all the employees who have made my time at the club so special”.

OSCAR added: “A very special thank you to the Chelsea fans you guys are very special and I am honoured to have been a part of your club. We have won some special titles together”.

By: Samuel Georgewill






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Lampard tells Soccer AM how he would love a Blues return

This past Christmas week on Soccer AM, FRANK LAMPARD answered some quick fire questions and  expressed his love to return to Stamford Bridge. The 38-year old all-time leading goal scorer has now finished his contract after two seasons abroad in America with Major League Soccer Team New York City FC.
Even if LAMPARD is not offered a deal, he intends to still be at Chelsea first as a fan with his ‘season ticket’ and then to be involved in any way he can. The midfielder indeed has got hopes to continue as a player but also emphasises that he wants to remain at the top of his game for his family. Chelsea currently with players of youthful energetic ages and high flying midfielders of different talents may consider a LAMPARD return. This similar to his previous return after going to title rivals Manchester City may be subject to some scrutiny especially as other players already fit and in the current team are struggling to get into manager Antonio Conte’s starting line-up this season.

LAMPARD, now FRANK LAMPARD OBE after receiving his honours medal last year from Prince William at Buckingham Palace for services to football is already a Chelsea legend and is loved by fans all over the world. Since leaving Stanford Bridge he (Lampard) has played darts live on television and has spoken about his possibility of getting into football coaching and football commentary.

The Ex-Chelsea midfielder has had a fantastic career with success as well as high progress in his international football appearances for England with 105 caps. After starting a career with West Ham, LAMPARD went on to Chelsea where he scored 211 goals in 13 seasons before leaving in 2014 to join New York City FC where he also had a loan spell with Manchester City returning to the Premier League. A true living legend of Chelsea like LAMPARD has said that if he has to continue playing football it would “have to be perfect” and understands that after the age of 30 “things are different”. LAMPARD has put himself out there for the club and only time will tell if he gets his dream return.

LAMPARD says: “I feel fit and I’m fresh in mind” which some Blues’ fans will pretty much be happy to still hear whilst Chelsea is top of the table going into the New Year. He additionally expresses his view on Chelsea winning the Premier League as possible only if Chelsea “do not suffer from injuries”. A Christmas online poll on Mirror Sport has revealed that 64% of Chelsea fans voted for LAMPARD to be re-signed. If this is the wish of the fans and it is granted, the career of Chelsea’s all-time top goal scorer could see him experience yet another return to make more history in the English premier League.

By: Samuel Georgewill
Supported By: Light Of The World FC





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Ruben Loftus-Cheek celebrates his first goal with Chesea first team © Francesca Ceciarini

Chelsea attacking-midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek spoke about the incoming Premier League season and praised new manager Antonio Conte, who led the squad during the pre-season campaign: “The whole squad have been working really hard – he told the club’s official website – we all put in the work and we’re ready to go on Monday. We look good and we look sharp, we’re working tactically on our shape and we’re really excited”. 

Then the 20-year-old added: “The manager has been great; he’s a really nice man. During training, one thing I’ve really noticed is that he’s always trying to help you and coach you individually”.

“It doesn’t matter whether you’ve come over from the Academy or if you’re a top player like John Terry, he’s always trying to make you better which is something I admire about him”.

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Schurrle had an 18 month spell at Stamford Bridge

Ex Chelsea star Andre Schurrle joins Borussia Dortmund after an eighteen months experience at Wolsburg.

The Germany international left Chelsea for Wolfsburg in January 2015 in £ 20m deal but never met the expectations at the Volkswagen club.

Today Borussia released a statement to announce his signing, the Dortmund side paid £ 25m to secure his services for the next seasons.

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Palermo attacking midfielder Franco Vazquez has revealed that the Italian side have already rejected a bid for him: “I just received an offer from West Brom that was rejected by Palermo.” he told Gazzetta Giallorossa.

“I do not know if my next team will be Tottenham or Chelsea.”

Chelsea have been linked with a move for the 27-year-old and also Tottenham are reportedly interested in him, anyway West Bromwich have made the first attempt in order to sign the Italy international, according to the Birmingham Mail.

His ownership is esteemed around £19m and incoming Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is a great admirer of Vazquez, who tried to sign during his experience at Juventus.

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Incoming boss Antonio Conte wants Miralem Pjanic at Chelsea for upcoming season.


However, Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini has spoken at Football Italia stating that the Bosnia-Herzegovina International will not move from Rome unless that clubs does not pay release clause of €38m.

He said: “We mustn’t do anything, we can’t even answer the phone because it’s a deal we don’t want to do. Pjanic might go but only if someone pays the clause.

“It’s something that concerns us daily, but it doesn’t affect our behaviour. We’re doing nothing, we’re a passive witness.

“I haven’t spoken with him. He talked to the Coach Luciano Spalletti and he reaffirmed his desire to stay at Roma.

“I don’t have to talk to the player, he’s not for sale. If someone wants him they’ll have to pay the clause.”

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Chelsea are really close to sign Ajax young talent Juan Familia Castillo, beating Manchester United in the race for the Dutch wonderkid.

Familia Castillo, 16, is an attacking midfielder and was previously linked with the Red Devils but now appears set for a switch to Stamford Bridge, as reported by the Daily Mail.

He played for the Netherlands at Under 17 level and is seen as one of his country’s brightest prospects for the future.



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