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Josh has been around since he was 7 years old and was given his debut in the Champions League aged 17, when he worked under Carlo Ancelloti, but it looks like it is the end of a chapter for him.

McEachran seemed to have found his feet on loan at Vitesse, and it looked like he would be given regular time on the pitch, however things don’t seem to go his way as he won’t be returning to Arnham according to his manager because Chelsea are planning to sell him.

As no other club, have expressed their interest, it seems like Josh could have go at a Championship side..


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Former Tottenham coach Harry Redknapp is convinced that Asmir Begovic will make mistake if he decides to move to Chelsea.

Since Petr Cech officially left Chelsea today, the Blues needs a new backup to Thibaut Courtois. Since few days Asmir Begovic is considered the most serious candidate to succeed the Czech keeper. According to the rumours, Chelsea is leading to race to sign Stoke City player.

Due to the fact that Asmir Begovic played under Harry Redknapp at Portsmouth, the English coach decided to comment on a possible transfer. In his opinion the player will make a big mistake if he will decide to join Chelsea, as he will spend most of the season on a bench.

Redknapp said :

”I cannot see Asmir Begovic going to Chelsea. He’s too good a keeper to be a number two and if he goes to Stamford Bridge then he’ll only be Thibaut Courtois’ replacement. He’s a great pro and definitely a top six team keeper and if, as looks likely, De Gea goes to real Madrid then I think Manchester United should look at him, he’s that good.

I had him at Portsmouth and nearly took him with me to Tottenham but when he turned up at the Spurs training ground he saw the Croatian keeper Stipe Pletikosa who was only there to say hi to a few mates like Luka Modric and Niko Kranjcar.

However, Asmir thought we were going to sign him as well and didn’t fancy it so quickly turned around without telling us and drove up to sign for Stoke. We were calling him telling him he’d got it wrong and that Pletikosa was only there to see his friends and not to sign for us but it was too late! We laugh about it when we meet up now! As it turns out we did end up getting Pletikosa as cover on loan!

But if I was Begovic I’d go looking for first team football and he’s not going to get that at Chelsea.”

So far Stoke City have not taken any decision regarding his keeper. As many top clubs from the English league are interested in signing the player the negotiations are still in progress.

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Vitesse use their relationship with Chelsea to loan numerous young starlets from the Premier League. The Dutch club is also interested in loaning midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, but this transfer seems impossible to happen.

After his disastrous performance in Australia, Ruben LoftusCheek he was not a favorite of Jose Mourinho. The Portuguese coach expressed his disappointment at the attitude of the young footballer. However, after John Terry promised to talk with the midfielder, the situation normalized.

Mourinho’s words has motivated the young player who, is doing really well in England U-21 national team. That is why Vitesse coach, Peter Bosz is strongly convinced that Jose Mourinho will not agree on Loftus-Cheek loan.

Peter Bosz, Vitesse coach told De Telegraaf :

”Chelsea know what they do for us and they are satisfied with the development that the boys have made with ​​us”

“Chelsea knows what they have for us and they are satisfied with the development that the boys have made with us. We know what we want, but we are also dependent on what happens at Chelsea. For example we wanted to get Ruben Loftus-Cheek here, but then the boy suddenly starts playing at Chelsea and we can’t,”




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Petr Cech gave his first interview as an Arsenal player. The goalkeeper admitted that departure from Chelsea was the hardest decision to take.
This day has been dominated by information about Petr Cech transfer to Arsenal. The decision was widely commented by sports experts, players and fans of both teams. Also Petr Cech himself decided to say a few words. He gave his first interview as an Arsenal player where he admitted that departure from Chelsea was the hardest decision to take.
Petr Cech told Arsenal TV :
”It was probably the hardest decision for me to go, but last year I realised that I am not in a phase of my career when I would sit on the bench. I want to be playing, I want to have a chance to compete for my position in the team and I want to be useful for the team and do the usual stuff on the pitch week in, week out. I hope I will have that possibility to compete for my place here at Arsenal and I hope that I can bring something a little extra to the team that can help.”

The goalkeeper was also asked why he had chosen to join Arsenal.
”I would say the approach. In the first meeting we had, I spoke to the manager, Arsène Wenger, and obviously it was a big difference because I am as hungry as ever and have the same motivation and commitment to win trophies as I had 10 or 15 years ago and as a kid. Having spoken to him, I believe I will find a team that wants to be successful and wants to challenge the best in Europe. It is an exciting project for me.”

It is said that Arsene Wenger had a big influence on Cech’s decision :
”I had a good chat with him and it was the first time after the club approached me that I could speak to him in private for such a long time. He made me believe that this was the right step and that this is the club with a lot of ambition. I have a lot of personal motivation and ambition and the club definitely matches it. It is an exciting time for me, it is a project where Arsenal fans and the club have been waiting for the Premier League title and this is a chance for me to bring my experience and my little extra to the team and we can possibly achieve that.”

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Former Chelsea midfielder and coach Ray Wilkins is convinced that Petr Cech transfer to Arsenal will definitely enhance their title chances.

Ray Wilkins told Sky Sport News:

“I’m extremely surprised and I thought Chelsea might have offloaded him into Europe somewhere,”

“He’s been a fantastic servant for the club and the service he’s given the club has been unbelievable.

“I think [Chelsea have] done him a favour. Whether they’ve done themselves a favour is another question because with Petr going to Arsenal it reinforces their ability to be contenders for the Premier League title.”

“I’m slightly surprised Chelsea have allowed him to go to another Premier League club.”

“He’s a magnificent character – as a bloke he’s first class and we know he’s a magnificent goalkeeper. Since the unfortunate injury he got he’s maybe dropped five per cent but he’s still world class.”

“He’s very calm and his concentration levels are 100 per cent. The way Arsenal play, they keep the ball for long periods but when called upon the concentration levels have to be spot on, which they are with him.”

£10.9m paid for the Cech international by Arsenal, in the opinion of Wilkins are exceptionally low rate for such a world-class goalkeeper as Petr Cech.

“It is absolutely a bargain,”

“Bearing in mind he never played last year, so in football terms he’s 32, not 33. He’s got eight years left at the top level.

“I think Petr will give a great deal to Arsenal and it’s Chelsea’s loss. I’m pleased we’ll get to see him in the Premier League week in, week out now.”


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Petr Cech decided to say a few words to comment on his transfer to Arsenal.
Arsenal’s new signing in a few words commented on his joy because of transfer.
Petr Cech said :
“I’m really excited about joining Arsenal Football Club and can’t wait to join up for pre-season. I have the same commitment to football, the same motivation and the same hunger for success as I had at the beginning of my career, and I love the challenges brought by the top quality players you face while playing in the Premier League. When Arsène Wenger spoke to me about his ambitions for this club, and how he saw me as part of this team, the decision was clear.”

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Chelsea Football Club made an official statement about Petr Cech transfer to Arsenal.

Chelsea has officially agreed terms for the permanent transfer of Petr Cech. Due to this fact, the club decided to make a special statement about it.

During his 11 years at Stamford Bridge the goalkeeper became a Chelsea icon, winning four Premier League trophies, four FA Cups, three League Cups, the Europa League and the Champions League, when his heroics in the penalty shootout helped us lift Europe’s greatest club prize.

He signed for Chelsea from Rennes in 2004 and made his Blues debut as a 22-year-old.

The Czech international went on to establish himself as the club’s first-choice goalkeeper for a decade, setting Premier League records for the longest period without conceding a goal (between December 2004 and March 2005) and the fewest goals conceded in a season that same campaign, the latter of which still stands.

With 494 games to his credit he holds the record for the most Chelsea appearances by a foreign player.

His 228 clean sheets surpassed another club legend Peter Bonetti’s long-standing club record.

Chelsea Football Club thanks Petr for his fantastic service over the past 11 years, and in particular for his immense contribution to our success in that time.

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Sporting Kansas City is interested in signing Chelsea winger, Marko Marin. According to the London Evening Standard, Sporting chief executive Robb Heineman wants to recruit the player.

Sporting Kansas City is an American team that is presently a member of the Western Conference of Major League Soccer (MLS). The chief executive of Kansas City would like to give Marin a chance and is planning to sign the German midfielder.

Heineman said:

“One of (the targets) is Marko Marin, a Chelsea player and he’s a guy that we think can play both wings and the attacking midfielder role, and that’s what we’re looking for, someone to bring some punch to the final third.”

Marko Marin joined Chelsea in 2012 from Werder Brema for £7m. He signed a five-year contract with the Blues and was given the number 21 shirt. He made his debut on 18 June 2013 in a pre-season friendly against Seattle Sounders FC. However he failed to keep position on the team, that is why he was continuously loan out.

Season 2013/2014 he joined Sevilla for a season-long loan. He made 18 appearances and scored no goal. The year after he joined Fiorentina also for a season-long loan, but he never debuted on team. Last year he spent in Anderlecht where he played in six matches.

Marin has two years left on his contract with the Blues but according to the rumours, Jose Mourinho may agree on another loan or even will accept a permanent transfer for the player.

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Chelsea legend joined Arsenal for a £11m fee

One of Chelsea’s finest players has swapped west London for north, Blue for Red and celebrating the Premiership title for equally exuberant displays of joy for winning the FA Cup.

In short, Petr Cech is leaving Chelsea to join Arsenal, and it is the latest in a pattern of first team players that are held in the highest esteem joining what appears to be a direct rival to the detriment of the club.

Juan Mata left for Manchester United in 2013 for almost £40 million, Frank Lampard was allowed to leave under the assumption he was taking up semi-retirement in America only to join Manchester City for a season, and now Cech, Chelsea’s finest ever goalkeeper, and the keeper of numerous records, is leaving the club with one season still left on his contract for approximately £11 million.

The general opinion has thus far been one of puzzlement, especially from Chelsea fans, as to why Jose Mourinho is allowing such a quality player to once again exit Stamford Bridge to ply his trade at a direct rival for the title. The truth is that he is applying the same policy that allowed the other two to be bought to the general betterment of the club they were leaving.

Mata’s exit gave the club the funds to buy Nemanja Matic, who performed with distinction for the majority of last season and has made himself critical in the defensive midfield position. It also gave the side balance as it allowed Oscar and Eden Hazard to define their roles in the side, the latter with great results.

Frank Lampard, Chelsea’s record goalscorer, also left and allowed Chelsea to improve. Despite scoring the late equaliser at the Ethihad Stadium in September and denying Chelsea a win over Manchester City, Chelsea’s form in that part of the season, based largely on the midfield axis of Matic, Fabregas (who replaced Lampard in the centre) and Hazard is what ultimately won them the league title.

Manchester City laboured for much of the season and Manchester United were left with an embarrassing imbalanced having packed their side with attacking midfielders. Neither benefitted greatly from the services of two former Chelsea players, and the end result of Arsenal buying Petr Cech may well be similar.

At the age of 33, Petr Cech is getting closer to the end of his career. It is true that goalkeepers can play for longer at the highest level of European football- look at Gianluigi Buffon who at the age 37 led Juventus to the Champions League final, but what is certain is that he will not improve.

The decision to let him leave would be stupid were Thibaus Courtois, arguably the best goalkeeper in the world and ten years Cech’s junior, not in the Chelsea first team at present. It would also be the wrong decision were Chelsea letting him go for nothing at the end of next season. As it is, the club will get almost £11 million, and that money could go towards the potential signing of Antoinne Griezmann from Atletico Madrid, who Chelsea are hoping to sign ahead of PSG, and who could give the team the added attacking dimension that it lacked in the Champions League last season. Moreover, it would be a bad decision were Chelsea not letting him go to a club that finished last season 12 points behind them, or one that was readily able to strengthen in other areas that might make them more of a threat to Jose Mourinho’s side next season.

Chelsea’s dominance off the pitch and on it has been borne out of its skill in the transfer market after 2012. Cech’s departure, having been done for the right money, and should, if said money be used wisely, be another example of that.


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