Werner excited, Lamps on Silva deal, Chelsea close to sign Dongen and Lamps opens up on Chilwell deal in icchelseanews roundup…
Chelsea are closing in on the signing of Ajax starlet Amourricho van Axel Dongen, reports have claimed.
We have been the most active side in the transfer window this summer and Frank Lampard has brought in some first-team players that are expected to help the club mount a serious challenge for titles next season.
However, we are still eager to continue their trend of buying some of the best talents in the game and either give them a shot in the first-team, or send them out on loan until they are ready to be sold.
And that is what we are seeking to do over the next few days as The Telegraph claims we lead Manchester United and City in the race for the 15-year-old winger, with the reports suggesting that they are on the verge of landing the talent Dutchman.
The Dutchman has represented his country three times at Under-16 level – scoring once, and he has already debuted for Ajax’s Under-18 side – three years above his age group.
The wide player has also captained the development side and has been scouted on a number of occasions by the Blues hierarchy.
Frank Lampard has delivered his verdict on his brand new recruit Ben Chilwell, who was signed just a few days ago
After months and months of transfer speculation, it was revealed last night that we had finally agreed to bring Chilwell to London in a deal that would cost the club around £50 million, as Frank Lampard gets the left-back he so most desired.
It has been an incredible summer transfer for the club during a time when other teams are scared to sign players because of all the money that they lost during the COVID 19 lockdown.
And now Lampard has opened up and has revealed what Chilwell can bring to the club after making his Stamford Bridge move in that £50 million transfer deal from Leicester.
‘With Ben Chilwell, he is a player I know very well, he has been pretty much England’s first-choice left-back now in recent times,’ Lampard told the club’s official website.
‘Great qualities in terms of how he can join in, he is athletic, his physicality, the way he plays and the quality of his left foot, so for us in terms of how he can help out on the left side, attack-wise and defensively, which of course is always first and foremost.
‘I am excited to work with him so I think he is a great addition. At 23 years of age, it is a really positive one for us.’
Timo Werner is “excited” to begin his Premier League career at Chelsea.
Regarded as one of the finest young strikers in the game right now, Werner was linked with a whole host of clubs in the summer transfer window before we swooped in and offered him a move to Stamford Bridge.
A man who hit 95 goals in 159 appearances for Leipzig is expected to bang in the goals for us this coming season, and he has admitted he is excited for the upcoming season, he told the club website of his early experiences and ambition for the future: “I’m very excited. I can’t wait!
“I was training on my own for a while when I first signed, but I’ve been working with the whole team over the past week or so and it’s been great.
“It was strange at first [when I arrived] because you just want to work hard, meet all the team and get straight to it on the training field but I had to be patient.
“I’m very happy that the league starts in two weeks and I’m excited to test myself in the Premier League.”
He added: “It’s very strange to be playing in empty stadiums but now I think it has actually become quite normal, because we played the last 10 or so games without fans.
“Of course, we have to accept this but also you could really see the difference between the first half of the season with fans, and the second without. It’s a big change and it’s a different part of the sport that you have to get used to.
“With the fans in the stadium, there’s more passion and lots of emotions and that gives you more on the pitch. It gives you a push to beat the opposition and of course, we want the fans back. But for now, we have to play in a quiet stadium.
“Hopefully we will be able to have fans back in the stadium soon, because that’s what everybody wants. Maybe it won’t be there for the first few games but hopefully soon, because we want them with us.”
Frank Lampard has delivered his verdict on his brand new recruit Thiago Silva, who completed his move to the club just a few days ago.
Silva has been in the headlines over the past few weeks, as there has been constant rumours that he is heading to the Premier League, with a number of clubs interested after he left PSG on a free transfer.
But at the very last minute, we swooped in and offered him a one-year contract to make the move to the Bridge, as Frank Lampard seeks to add a leader to his back-line, and the deal was announced earlier today.
Lampard is expecting the former PSG captain to add plenty of experience to the defence: ‘With Thiago Silva, we are looking at a player I know very well, pretty much as we all do,’ the English boss on the club website
‘He brings great experience for us, he is still playing at a massively high level, as we saw in the Champions League final and games towards the final, so I expect him to come and bring that, bring his experience, leadership and his qualities. It is going to be very important for us.
‘We have a relatively young squad, we saw that last year, there were games afterwards when I was probably asking for more voice and some more leadership in different ways and he brings that naturally straight away, and also on the pitch he can help talk and be the player that he is which means affecting others.
‘On those levels I hope he brings that. I am pretty sure he will with the qualities we know he has, so I am excited for when he joins up.’