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Mason Mount will be spending the 2018/19 campaign on loan at Derby County and will be managed by former Chelsea legend Frank Lampard alongside with former Blues’ Youth Team coach Jody Morris.

The 19-year-old, who spent last season on loan in Eredivisie with Vitesse Arnhem, told Derby County’s official website: “Being at Chelsea and playing in midfield, I’ve looked up to Frank Lampard throughout my life and career.

“He’s been a big role model for me and I’ve worked with Jody before, he was a great player so I have a great relationship with them both and I’m looking forward to working with them. It was a big pull, but the club overall is a massive pull. The fans, there is always a massive following at every game”. 

“The club is huge and I want to take them into the Premier League, that’s where they belong. It’s a lovely training ground and I played at the stadium a couple of years ago for Chelsea, so it’s a great set-up.”

He’s been also interviewed on Chelsea’s official website and wrote on Instagram: “Very excited to start a new chapter in my career, to join such a big club with great fans and history”.

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Chelsea defender Todd Kane has been loaned to Championship side Hull City, both clubs have just confirmed the deal.

The 24-year-old told the Tigers’ official website: “I feel privileged to have been given this opportunity at a great club.

“I can’t wait to get playing after speaking to the Head Coach here. He’s told me that this is a young, energetic group of players and I’m looking forward to working in this environment.”


Kane has previously spent a number of seasons on loan with Blackburn Rovers, Nottingham Forest and most recently Oxford United.


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Chelsea goalkeeper Jamal Blackman has today joined Championship side Leeds United on a season-long loan, both clubs have confirmed via their official websites.

The 24-year-old, who spent last season at Sheffield United, will spend a second loan spell in the Yorkshire.

Blackman kept 9 clean sheets last term picking up 33 appearances with his former club.

He told Leeds United’s official website: “I’m looking forward to starting this new season it’s going to be a really good season. I’ve been speaking with the manager and the staff, then coming up from Chelsea looked a good step for me to be in the right direction.

Obviously I have to try to push as much as possible to be close to the first team. Leeds are such a big club where to show what you can do on the bigger stages”.

Blackman joins Chelsea loanee Lewis Baker at Elland Road ahead of 2018/19 campaign.

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Chelsea 23-year-old midfielder has today completed his move to Elland Road as he put the pen to paper on a season-long deal with Championship side Leeds United.

An official statement read: “Leeds United are delighted to announce the signing of Lewis Baker from Premier League side Chelsea. The midfielder has joined Leeds on a season-long loan deal and becomes the club’s first arrival of the summer transfer window”.

Baker, who joined Chelsea in 2005, spent 2016/17 and 2017/18 seasons on loan with Vitesse Arnhem and Middlesbrough respectively.

Newly-appointed manager Marcelo Bielsa will help Lewis Baker in his development.

The Chelsea loanee told Leeds’ official website: “I was on holiday and I was ready to come back. They came up and showed over the plan, this is a massive club with amazing history. This sounds like a great opportunity for me”.  

“I saw the plan they prepared for this season, bringing in a massive manager and director of football. He has got a good aspiration for the season, he managed some of the best players in the world. We definitely want to challenge and think on promotion”.


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Today Championship’s side Wigan Athletic have announced the signing of Chelsea youngester Reece James on a season-long loan.

The Blues full-back helped Chelsea to lift last season’s Fa Youth Cup and he will now play for the first time on loan away from Chelsea.

We are delighted to get Reece to Wigan for his first loan away from Chelsea.” Wigan’s manager Paul Cook told the club’s official website.

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Championship side Ipswich Town have confirmed 18-year-old defender Trevoh Chalobah joins the club on a season-long loan from Chelsea.

“Very grateful for the opportunity to join Ipswich Town on loan for the season” Chalobah wrote on Twitter.

Excited to get started, to learn and to give everything I’ve got for the team and the fans”.

Chalobah, who’s been an unused sub in the Premier League season in 2017/18 campaign, faces his first loan spell away from the club.

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Frank Lampard has been named new Derby County manager, the club have confirmed on his official website.

“I’ve always wanted to manage a club with a big tradition and history like Derby County, so this is a huge opportunity” he said.

“I have spent considerable time discussing the role and the club’s objectives with the Chairman and board members”.

“We want to build on the club’s top six finish in the Championship last season, while at the same time bringing through some of the excellent youth and Academy talent we have at Pride Park.

Lampard, who has signed a three-year-deal, added: “This is my first job as a manager, but I’ve worked closely with some of the best coaches in the game and I’m confident in my own abilities and those of the team around me, including the board. I know it won’t be easy – managing a football team never is – but I’m really looking forward to the challenge ahead.”

Derby County failed to get promotion to Premier League after losing 2-1 on aggregate against Fulham.

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Former Chelsea captain and club’s legend John Terry wants to sign a new deal with Aston Villa despite failing to get promotion to Premier League after 1-0 loss against Fulham in play-off final at Wembley.

It is understood 37-year-old would have extended his contract automatically if the Villains reached a promotion.

Terry, who’s been pictured in tears after failing to get a well-deserved promotion, featured 20 times this season scoring once against Middlesbrough earlier in October.


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Chelsea loanee and Fulham star Lucas Piazon has confirmed a potential comeback to Stamford Bridge next season, “as I have been doing for the last few years” after joining the current Premier League champions in 2011.

The 24-year-old, who suffered a serious injury earlier during the season, told ESPN Brazil: “To speak of next season, I think it’s still a little early. We are in the middle of March, there is still much to happen,” 

“Usually what happens is that I end up going back to Chelsea, in July I’ll present myself there, and then we’ll see. We see what is best, as I have been doing for the last few years. I think that’s the way it’s better, you have more time to figure it out, look for a nice place to go”.

Piazon, who spent several seasons on loan at Malaga, Vitesse Arnhem, Reading and Eintracht Frankfurt, added:“I don’t know, maybe I stay here at Fulham.” 


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