May 182013
 

Lampard signs on the dotted line……Finally!

It’s been a very good couple of weeks for Chelsea, and the season is really ending on a high. It stated with victory over Aston Villa which secured our top four spot in the league. That match included a brace from Frank Lampard, pushing him to 203 Chelsea goals and overtaking Bobby Tambling as the club’s record goalscorer. Wednesday brought us further joy and European success with a hard fought win over Benfica in the Europa League final, making it two European victories on the trot. And now, we can all celebrate the end to this year’s on-going Frank Lampard contact situation.

Apr 292013
 

Chelsea and Lampard – The End of an Era?

Sunday’s match with Swansea City saw legendary Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard score yet another goal to edge him closer to the record held by Bobby Tambling who was in attendance for the match himself.

There have been doubts over Lampard’s future all season with the club refusing to offer him a new contract or make any official statement on the matter. He has said himself that he would of course love to stay for as long as his body enables him and pretty much 100% of the club’s fans have voiced their desire for him to stay, so what is the problem?

Apr 272013
 

John Terry confirms he will not be leaving Chelsea at the end the season, despite only having 12 months left on his current contract. He has made it clear that he won’t be going anywhere else this year, and if he leaves next summer it won’t be to a rival Premiership club.

“I’ve got another year on my contract and definitely will be here next year,” said Terry.

“Where I would go after that it certainly wouldn’t be in England. I couldn’t do that to Chelsea or the fans. That’s just not me.”

Feb 192013
 

The Chelsea captain John Terry is the only current player to have been at Stamford Bridge longer than the 34-year old midfielder Frank Lampard, and he is keen to continue playing with his team mate longer than the end of the season. Terry has joined in the debate about whether the club should offer Lampard a new contract despite his age, and the 32-year old defender is in no doubt whatsoever.

“Frank has so much more to give and he has been an inspiration to everyone at the club.

“He has got years ahead of him and we all hope they will be spent here at Chelsea.

Feb 122013
 

The ex-France international Florent Malouda has been an excellent squad player at Stamford Bridge for five years now, but this season has been totally excluded from the Chelsea team (and forced to train with the U21s) amid rumours of refusing to allow the club to buy out his contract and make him a free agent this summer.

The Frenchman revealed that he is under a confidentiality agreement and not allowed to tell the world the truth about this saga, but he intends to make sure we all know when his contract finally finishes.

Oct 152012
 

It seems ridiculous, but the Chelsea board are standing firm to their policy of offering no more than a year at a time to any player over 30-years old. England international left back Ashley Cole is not happy with this and so is set to leave the club in the summer for nothing.

Cole is one of the best left backs in the world and is in peak physical condition, so there will be a queue of top European clubs vying for his signature. He could rejoin his old manager from Chelsea, Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid. Even worse, he could go to Premier league rivals Manchester United.

Sep 252012
 

The Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo is confident that Ashley Cole will sign a new contract with The Blues before January. The 31 year old’s current contract runs out in the summer and Chelsea aren’t willing to lose one of their best players on the cheap, or even worse on a Bosman Transfer if he cannot agree on a contract by 30th June. In January, if no new contract had been agreed, Cole would be free to talk with other clubs, about making a switch to their club in the summer. But Di Matteo is very confident that this will not be the scenario and we will still see Cole in a Chelsea shirt next season.

Sep 232012
 

Chelsea defender David Luiz has signed a new contract with the European Champions, stating on Chelsea’s official website;

“I am very happy to sign a new contract with Chelsea, It is a great club and I look forward to winning more trophies here. I want to play for a long time at the top level – which is what playing for Chelsea means. I love everything about the club and especially the fans, who have made me very welcome and given me great support”

Aug 152012
 

The Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard may be 34 years old but he sincerely believes that he can carry on playing for a few more years, and is hoping that Chelsea will give him a chance to carry on past this season, when his contract ends.

Lampard said: ‘We spoke once last season and it was a case of coming back – and it hasn’t come back from their end. I don’t know (what will happen).

‘At the minute I’m just playing. I’d like to sit down and speak with them. But at the minute I’m playing and it’s up to the club to do that.

Jun 142012
 

“Roberto’s quality was clear for all to see when he galvanized the squad last season and helped the club make history, and the owner and the board are very pleased he will be continuing his good work.”

These words from Ron Gourlay, Chelsea chief executive, finally put to rest the speculation as to whether Roman Abramovich would be able to persuade Pep Guardiola to curtail his break from football. Many Chelsea fans and players thought it would be unfair to the 42-year old Italian if he was replaced after last season, and for the young Italian manager it means that he can now consider looking for a more permanent property in Chelsea!