Fans want midfielder signed, Defender announces love for Chelsea, Werner will be hit claims German, Chelsea Champions in waiting claim

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Fans wants Rice signed, Christensen wants long stay, Werner will be a hit, Chelsea champions in waiting…

Germany legend Oliver Bierhoff has backed compatriot Timo Werner to be a big hit in the Premier League with Chelsea.

The forward has enjoyed a hugely successful spell with Leipzig, scoring 95 goals in 159 games across all competitions over the last four seasons and became the clubs record goal-scorer in his final game for the club.

But he is all set to test himself in the best League in world football after completing his move to us, and 52-year-old Bierhoff believes Werner has the qualities to shine abroad, but he will just need to get used to his new surrounding.

‘In a foreign country, you are left to your own devices,’ Bierhoff told the Athletic

‘There’s a risk factor involved, but I would always do it again because you mature so much. Italy was a shock to me at first.

‘You believe football is the same everywhere, but it’s totally different everywhere. The people are different, the dressing room humour is different, communication is different, the game is different.

‘You need a bit of time to get used to it. There is an expectation on you that you should not take too long, of course, but I believe that Timo’s obsessive quest for goals and his ambitiousness will help him settle quickly.

‘He doesn’t look left or right too much, he’s focused on scoring and performing well. And with his pace, he will score goals in England, I’m sure.’

Paul Merson says he would be shocked if Chelsea weren’t crowned Premier League champions in the next four years

Over the last 12 months, the mood around hers has changed, with the club bringing through some of the most exciting players in the game, while also adding a few top-class players to the side.

Many believe that they will be challenging for all the major titles in the coming season, and Merson believes securing Champions League football coupled with Roman Abramovich’s recent financial backing in the transfer market will lay the foundation for greater prizes in the coming years.

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“To go and beat Man City was massive,” he told Sky Sports. “It was massive because everyone is looking to close the gap.

“Chelsea have got nice fixtures between now and the end of the season, so I don’t think there’s any way they’re not finishing in the top four.”

Merson added: “I think Chelsea need a left-back, and they might need another centre-half, and then they’ll be a major force next season. I don’t think they’ll win the Premier League next season, but the gap won’t be as big.

“They mean business. The owner has been brilliant; he’s weighed it up and gone – bang! Here’s your money.

“He’s looked at the situation and thought, ‘Tottenham are struggling, Pep Guardiola won’t be at City forever,’ and he’s trying to get into the top four, close the gap and challenge when they have their chance

“With Liverpool putting up records like they have with their players being as good as they are, it’s only a matter of time before the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid come calling.

“In three or four years, I’d be quite shocked if Chelsea don’t win the Premier League.”

Andreas Christensen has declared his “love” for Chelsea, with the defender keen for a longer stay at Stamford Bridge.

There has been alot of speculation about the possible signings that Frank Lampard will continue to make during the summer transfer window, with reports that a new central defender and left-back may be required by the boss.

That would mean that the likes of Christensen, Fikayo Tomori and Antonio Rudiger would all have to fight for a spot in the side, and with defenders usually playing 90 per cent of the games, a new central defender could hinder their development under Lampard.

However, amid talk that he is in talks with the club about a new contract, Christensen has declared his “love” for us, with the defender keen for a longer stay at Stamford Bridge.

“I’ve never looked anywhere else,” Christensen, who has two years left on his contract, told Sky Sports

“I’ve never doubted my situation. I’ve always had my eyes at Chelsea.

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“I’ve had my contract and I’ve always expected to finish that and I’ve always dreamed of even more than that. Nothing has changed.

“Obviously it was a different situation last season but I still love being here, that’s the short answer.”

Chelsea fans want the Blues to make a move for Declan Rice following his latest performance for West Ham.

Rice has been the topic of much transfer speculation over the past 12 months, as his performances in the centre of midfield has led to alot of rumours that we are ready to battle for his services in the summer.

West Ham’s clash this week was billed as something of an audition for Rice ahead of an expected approach by the club this summer, And fans were quick to offer their opinion on the transfer target after scouting the player’s display against Kante and co.

Supporters were impressed, with one saying: “Declan Rice is always in the right place at the right time. Underrated and the hate he gets is unjustified.”

“Declan Rice future Chelsea FC captain” and “Declan Rice having a solid audition so far” were two other responses.

“Declan Rice is having a decent game against us again,” said another fan.

One added: “Rice for Kante looking scrumptious” while another said “Seen the light. Declan Rice in, Kante out!”

While another is hoping we can move quickly in the transfer market and said: “Imagine if Declan Rice puts a real captain’s performance and impresses Lampard even more today. 50million done deal then.”

Rice is a brilliant player that could be a world class defender, but for the money that he is going for right now, it is a bit much isnt it?

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