Ziyech to make Chelsea attacking force, Bakayoko agreement in place, Giroud sent warning and Grealish claim made in icchelseanews roundup…
Former Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas believes Hakim Ziyech can make the side a serious attacking force this season.
Ziyech was a player that Frank Lampard was eager to add to this squad over the transfer window, as the club legend knew that he needed to add some more creativity and goals to his attack.
And after his move from Ajax, Ziyech became the first player since Diego Costa to score in his first two starts for the club and the Moroccan assisted both Ben Chilwell and Thiago Silva as Frank Lampard’s men beat Sheffield United last weekend.
Asked about Ziyech’s impact, ex- midfielder Fabregas told 90min: ‘He has this vision that you need in a top team like Chelsea who wants to win and be champions. ‘It’s true that they were a team a little bit lacking ideas in the last season and maybe at the beginning of this season.
‘But yeah, with Ziyech, you can see that he has this last pass and it’s not only that he sees it, it’s that he makes it right and at the right time.
‘This is the decision-making we talk about nowadays. Why are coaches so tactical? Because they see that the decision-making of the players is not that good so they need to teach them always what to do.
‘You know, before, I believe coaches were not so much on top of the player because they felt maybe that there wasn’t so much need because they felt maybe that there wasn’t so much need because already the players sort it by themselves.’
‘I think he’s one of these players that makes things happen. ‘Things that, when the defenders or the centre-backs don’t expect you to make that pass and you catch them sleeping.
France boss Didier Deschamps has fired a warning to Olivier Giroud as he stated he may have to leave Chelsea in January.
Giroud shocked everyone on the transfer window when he opted to stay at Stamford Bridge, despite the fact he would be behind the likes of Tammy Abraham and Timo Werner heading into the new season.
However, he has failed to get the game time that he was probably hoping for and has had to sit on the bench more often than not, meaning that his future at the club is back up in the air, and now it looks like his international future will be too.
Now Deschamps has fired a warning to Olivier Giroud as he stated he may have to leave in January, Asked why he picked Anthony Martian ahead of Giroud for the clash against Portugal, Deschamps said: “I make the choices that seem best to me for the France team.
“With Anthony who is a good player, it allows us to have a little more depth.
“Compared to Olivier, he has to be impacted, first of all with the situation he has at his club, knowing that he has a large frame and that he needs rhythm, it’s hard.
“That’s not why I want to lose him, it’s complicated, we’ll talk, but obviously he has every interest in it not lasting, for him, to remain competitive, but we must not forget what he did with us and what he is still able to do.
“Anthony has a different profile but one that gives options. Anthony, today, is more fulfilled and in better physical and psychological conditions, obviously.”
Napoli have reportedly reached a gentleman’s agreement to sign Tiemoue Bakayoko on a permanent deal from Chelsea.
There is only a few weeks until the January transfer window opens up for the Premier League, and although the COVID-19 virus has not gone away, it is still expected that a number of clubs will be looking to do some transfer business.
We haveour eyes set on a new defender and possible a new midfielder, but they will need to offload a number of squad players before completing any deals, and Bakayoko is a man that is no longer needed at the club.
The midfielder joined the Serie A club on loan in October and has quickly become an integral part of their title push, and According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the two clubs are said to have now reached an agreement in principle over a £16million move for the midfielder.
Look, if the reports are true and we have reached an agreement for Bakayoko, it is a good amount of money to get for a player that never really made any sort of impact on the side.
Ashley Cole has backed long-term Chelsea target Jack Grealish to be part of England’s Euro 2020 squad and compared him to former Blues team-mate Eden Hazard.
The Aston Villa star, 25, has made a real impact on the Premier League since he helped Villa get back to the top division and his performances over the past 18 months has led to alot of speculation in the media.
Grealish made his international debut in September before following it up with appearances in the victories over Wales and Ireland, and away from all the transfer speculation, Cole was watching on from the Sky Sports studio and saw enough to convince him that Grealish will have a role to play at the European Championship next summer.
He said: “Grealish was pulling the strings and running the show. When you talk about little magicians who can win you games. He’s one of them. Grealish should go to the Euros if he keeps producing the quality he’s currently producing.
“He’s got that (Eden) Hazard quality, he can beat players left and right, can get fouls for Mason (Mount) and Harry (Kane) to take free-kicks. He will win England points.”
There is no doubt that Grealish has great ability and potential, he is far too good to be playing at a club like Villa. So even though he may be happy where he is right now, and despite the fact he will be part of that England squad in the summer, he needs to be at a club like ours.
He is brilliant, so how could we not want him here?