Striker OFFICIALLY joins Chelsea – Midfielder excited with Blues move – Chelsea wrap up winger transfer deal

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Here is a roundup of the top Chelsea news and gossip that we think you could have missed today –

Chelsea have confirmed that midfielder Kieran Drewbury-Hall has signed from leicester City – and he is delighted with the move.

CHELSEA posted on the club website: ‘Dewsbury-Hall, who joined Leicester at the age of eight, made his senior debut for the Foxes in an FA Cup tie against Brentford in January 2020. A loan spell in League One with Blackpool followed in which he struck four goals in just ten appearances.

‘He spent the 2020/21 campaign on loan in the Championship with Luton Town and showcased his talent and potential over 40 appearances to earn a place in the first-team squad at Leicester ahead of the following season.

‘Dewsbury-Hall became a prominent figure in the Foxes side during the 2021/22 campaign. He made 44 appearances across all competitions and was named in the UEFA Europa Conference League Team of the Season after helping Leicester reach the semi-finals.

‘A further 34 outings were made for Leicester during the 2022/23 season before he was joined at the King Power Stadium by Enzo Maresca last summer.

‘Under our new head coach, Dewsbury-Hall played 49 times, scored 12 goals, helped Leicester secure promotion to the Premier League, was named the club’s Supporters’ Player of the Season and Players’ Player of the Season, and was named in the Championship Team of the Year.

‘He now begins the next chapter of his career with the Blues. Welcome to CHELSEA, Kiernan!’

The Player said: ‘It is amazing to be sitting here as a Chelsea player,’ said Dewsbury-Hall. ‘This is a club people grow up watching and hoping to one day play for, so it is a privilege to be here. I’m really excited to get going and can’t wait to show everybody what I can do.’

HUTCHINSON DEAL CONFIRMED – 

Omari Hutchinson has left CHELSEA and completed a permanent transfer to Ipswich Town, it has been revealed today.

The club posted on the club website: ‘The 20-year-old spent last season on loan with Town and helped the club secure promotion to the Premier League.

He made 50 appearances in all competitions and ended the campaign with 11 goals and four assists. After previous spells in our Academy, Hutchinson returned to the Blues in the summer of 2022 from Arsenal.

‘The young winger featured regularly for our Under-21s throughout his debut campaign and his development was recognised as he earned two caps for Jamaica.

‘Hutchinson also made his CHELSEA debut in a Premier League fixture against Manchester City in January 2022 at Stamford Bridge. He then faced the same opposition three days later in the FA Cup at the Etihad Stadium.

‘The young winger joined Ipswich last season to gain further first-team experience and enjoyed a stellar campaign in which he was named Championship Player of the Month for February and ended the season with Ipswich’s Young Player of the Year award.

‘We wish Omari well as he begins a new chapter in his career and thank him for all his efforts while with the Blues.’

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Hutchinson enjoyed some good playing time at Ipswich – and although many fans will be disappointed that he has left the club – this is probably for the best.

MARC GUIA JOINS CHELSEA – 

Brand new Chelsea signing Marc Guia has opened up and admitted that ‘It’s an immense joy to sign with the Blues.

Guia is a player that the club have been chasing for the last few months and after rejecting a new contract offer from Barcelona – the decision was made the make the move to the Premier League and sign with the Blues on a five-year deal.

And after sealing his move to London – and speaking from Cobham, with the help of a translator, Guiu said that he is looking to won trophies with Chelsea: ‘It brings me immense joy to sign for Chelsea. I struggled to sleep last night ahead of the journey here because I was so excited.

‘Ever since I was small, it was my dream to play in the Premier League and be successful in England. Now I have the opportunity to join Chelsea and I will work my hardest to be successful for the club.

‘I think what’s most important [to start with] is that I adapt to my surroundings, which I’m sure will be easy, and then of course I want to win the Champions League and the Premier League for  CHELSEA.

‘On a personal level, I want to help the team as much as I can by scoring lots of goals and I want to become the best centre forward in the world.’

‘I would say my strength is goal-scoring but I’m a humble guy and selfless. I like to give my all for my teammates. I’ve always been that way and will continue to be.

‘I also like to train so that I’m improving every day. I’m good at taking the ball up, holding possession, giving space and of course scoring goals.’

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