Karanka delighted with deal, Chelsea linked Kane told to consider move, Leboeuf not impressed with Havertz and Lamps makes Hazard claim…
Frank Lampard has revealed Chelsea needed to spend this summer after being unable to replace Eden Hazard last year.
We spent well over £200 million on the likes of Edouard Mendy, Ben Chilwell, Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner in order to bring some more goals and creativity to the side, something that they lost when Hazard left for Real Madrid.
The club were banned from signing players in last summers transfer window and did nothing in the January window, meaning that the club needed a overhaul of players in order to challenge for that Premier League title by the end of the season.
And after seeing the club spend some serious money, Lampard has opened up and revealed just why the club felt the need to get their business done, he was quoted on the SUN: “For me we lost probably the best player in the League. We couldn’t do any business so the work we did was on the pitch last year.
“Teams that are striving to be in and around top six and upwards were spending last year, they were spending again this summer.
“They’ve had the opportunity with the players they bought last year to get them embedded into their teams and we’re dealing with teams above us, which is where we want to get to, where we are aspiring to get to, that have been building their squads for a long time.
“We want to build our squad. We missed two windows and now we come back in and we’ve brought players in with a view to improve us.”
Aitor Karanka has revealed why he is delighted to have completed a deal with Chelsea for Jake Clarke-Salter.
The centre half was the 11th signing of the summer for the club, who left it until very late in the transfer window to bring him back from Stamford Bridge, as the talent was told that he would struggle to make it in the first-team at Stamford Bridge this season.
And the Spaniard believes the 23-year-old brings something they previously didn’t have in the squad, he told the Birmingham Liver website: “I am really pleased because he is going to give us a lot of options,”
“He can play as a good central defender and I think it is another thing we are missing, to build from the back with the ball on the grass. He is a good player and he is will help us a lot.
“He was here, he has a very good relationship with everybody here, everyone here has spoken really highly about him.
“I worked with a few of the Chelsea academy since I started with Middlesbrough so I am really pleased with him here.
“We always had him on the radar because he was here, he is a good player and he has a very good future in front of him. It is true we needed to send players out – the players didn’t leave but the club made an effort to bring him here.”
Long-Term Chelsea target Harry Kane has been told to consider his future at Tottenham and win the silverware that his talent deserves.
Kane has started the new season in fine fashion and already has ten goals in nine games in all competitions as he looks to be in the form of his career, but he is becoming an assist king as he provided his eighth assist this season in the stunning draw against West Ham.
And former Spurs striker Darren Bent believes this season may well be Kane’s last in a Spurs shirt, as he needs to start winning the silverware that a player of his ability should be competing for on a year basis.
“Harry Kane is working extremely hard,” the former Tottenham star said on Monday’s talkSPORT Breakfast. “I genuine believe this is the best we’ve seen Harry Kane play, in terms of his all-round game and his impact in the game.
“We’ve seen that he can score so many different goals, we understand that, but if you look at the assists he’s getting now, the way he’s dropping into midfield, creating opportunities for other players, and even doing defensive work as well.
“At the moment he’s the complete package.
“But I do fear for Spurs a little bit. If they don’t win anything again this season and, as well as Harry Kane’s playing now, what does he do?
“Does he stay there again for the sake of it because he loves the club? Or does he go on to another level?
“Someone of that quality needs to be playing in the Champions League.
“If I was Harry Kane I’d probably give it one more year and see what happens.
“But the problem is we’ve been saying that for the last few years now, and really, if he wins the EFL Cup, is that going to be enough for him to say, ‘I like what Spurs are doing, I’m going to stay’?
“If the top crop, the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona, come in for him, it’s not even a question. If they come in for him at the end of the season, you go.”
We would take him right????
Frank Leboeuf has been far from impressed with Kai Havertz’s start to life at Chelsea admitting he is unconvinced by the £72m man.
Regarded as one of the finest young players in the game right now, we beat off some heavy competition over the summer in order to get a transfer deal done for Havertz, spending £72 million in the process.
The Germany international has been played in a multitude of positions; on the wing, as false nine and No.10, with the latter his self-proclaimed favoured role, but so far he has failed to impress the fans like many had hoped he would do by now.
But despite scoring in the Premier League at the weekend, Leboeuf has been far from impressed with Kai Havertz’s start to life, Speaking on ESPN FC after the game, Leboeuf said: “I’m not convinced about Havertz, I’m not that optimistic, I’m very pleased with Werner, he’s a real satisfaction.
“Thiago Silva should have been back because it’s crucial for Chelsea to have a real leader at the back and that’s the main problem.
“They all have to work hard physically to make sure they can play together and be stronger together.”
He continued: “I’m not convinced at all about Chelsea right now, It’s like they don’t know each other, they’re not fit enough, I’m very worried.
“I’m going to give them the benefit of the doubt because I don’t know what they’re worth, but, really, if they keep on performing like that, for sure they’re not going to finish in the top four.”
The lad needs time to adapt and will be a massive player for us in the coming months, we are sure of it