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Chelsea loanee and Aston Villa forward Tammy Abraham has praised club’s legend John Terry following his appointment as new coach assistant at Villa Park, alongside new manager Dean Smith, earlier last week.

The England international told Press Association Sport: “Everyone sees him as a leader, he was a great captain and great player. The way he was on and off the pitch, he was always a leader. A lot of players will look up to him. Hopefully one day we’ll be seeing him as a first-team manager. He’s got all the qualities to become one.

“He was always so calm and relaxed, he would always encourage but you’d never see him angry. I’d like to see how he is as a manager too”.

Then Abraham added: “When he retired I sent him a nice message and said congrats on retirement and that was the last time we spoke. The next thing I know he’s the assistant manager.

“Even with Chelsea, when I went up to the first team he always welcomed me and took me under his arm.

“I’ve been close to him ever since, before the start of the season he called me and spoke to me about Villa. He said how much he enjoyed it and said it would be a good club for me. Now we’re working together, it’s a funny thing.”

Aston Villa are struggling to climb-up the table having earned just 15 points from 12 games so far.

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Chelsea will face former club’s legend Frank Lampard as the Blues booked a place into the fourth-round tie of Carabao Cup.

Maurizio Sarri’s men will take on Derby County on Wednesday 31st October and the kick-off is 7.45 PM.

The Championship side suffered an away defeat against Bolton and remain 5 points behind league leaders Middlesbrough and Leeds United, just a few days following their massive victory on penalties at Manchester United in the third round of the competition.

Derby County face Norwich City at iPro Stadium tonight, while Chelsea are set to host Hungarian side Videoton as Europa League’s group stage goes on.

 

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Chelsea will face Derby County in the Carabao Cup‘s fourth round in a game which will be played at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues defeated Liverpool last week at Anfield, while Derby County won on penalties vs Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Frank Lampard, Chelsea legend and Derby County’s manager is very thrilled about the chance to be back at Stamford Bridge.

We know how crazy football is. I was driving along with Jody Morris and Chris Jones in the car with me. It’s a great draw for the club and it’s great for myself. Chelsea was my home for many years and it has been a big part of my life”. Lampard said during his press conference ahead of tomorrow’s Championship game vs Norwich. “It’s a big deal and I can’t wait. I’m delighted to go back and see a lot of friends behind the scenes, and 40,000 friends in the crowd.”

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Chelsea youngster Tammy Abraham has today joined Championship side Aston Villa on a season-long loan, both clubs have confirmed.

The 20-year-old, who earned two international caps with England in the 2017/18 campaign, scored 26 goals on loan at Bristol City and was named the club’s Player of the Year.

He told Aston Villa’s official website: “Aston Villa are a big club that belongs in the Premier League and I’m here to help them achieve that. 

“At this stage of my career, I need games and this is a great place for me to come and showcase my talent. I can’t wait to get started.”

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Izzy Brown has joined Leeds United on season-long loan from Chelsea, as the Championship side confirmed  via official statement.

The 21-year-old, who’s currently recovering from a serious knee injury, was crucial for Huddersfield Town in getting the promotion to Premier League back in 2016/17 season.

Brown said: “The decision was easy. I can’t wait to see what this season brings us, it’s going to be a good one”.

The Chelsea youngster then reunites with Jamal Blackman and Lewis Baker, who have been both loaned to Marcelo Bielsa’s side earlier this summer. Leeds United are currently enjoying an impressive start to the season after getting 13 points from 5 games so far.

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Bristol City have confirmed the signing of defender Tomas Kalas on a season-long loan from Chelsea. 

The Czech international has enjoyed two successful loan spells at Middlesbrough and Fulham before joining the Championiship side today.

Alas told Bristol City’s official website: “It would be nice to keep on going that way and at least get into the play-offs with Bristol City and to try and get promoted,”

“I’m very excited to get my situation sorted and join a club that is willing to play football. When I was at Fulham we met teams like Bristol City so I am glad that I am joining a club who want to play football and not just kick long balls.”

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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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