Thursday, April 30, 2020

Chelsea have asked their players to return to the United Kingdom by May 3

Chelsea have asked their players to return to the United Kingdom by May 3 with the Premier League stepping up plans to complete the season from June 8.

Christian Pulisic is currently in his hometown of Hershey, Pennsylvania in the United States, and he is among a group who will need to return by Sunday which also includes Willian and Emerson, who are both in Brazil.

It is understood that Chelsea will be flexible with any player who suffer travel disruptions due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The UK has enforced a policy on people returning to the country to take a 14 day Isolation.

Members of the Premier league will fund the COVID-19 testing to be done on players 48 hours before returning to training.

Gilmour was “raging” after his competitive debut.

Billy Gimour says he was “raging” after his first competitive outing against Sheffield United last October.

He admits he was gutted after failing to inspire the team to victory after he was brought on with the team trailing; a substitution which drew criticism from some quarters.

Gimour who was speaking to the Chelsea official website said: 

When the game finished I remember walking back to the changing room and I was raging,". "I was gutted at myself just because of the score.

"The gaffer texted me later saying 'these are the moments I want you to remember.

 When you’re training hard, that’s what you need to bring into the games when people aren’t playing well. You need to take the good and the bad together.'

"It was a tough game. Sheffield United worked really hard. I was obviously happy that I’d made my debut but mostly gutted.

 My family came down to watch and they kept telling me to cheer up. They wanted to take pictures afterwards but I wasn’t really smiling because I was in a bad mood!"

Bakayoko set for Chelsea return

Tiemoue Bakayoko is set to return to Chelsea this summer as Monaco have opted not to trigger their option to buy the midfielder.

Following the announcement on Tuesday that the 2019-20 Ligue 1 season has been cancelled, the France international will return to his parent club.

Having sent Bakayoko out on loan to his former side, Chelsea inserted a €42.5 million (£38m/$46m) option to buy clause in the agreement reached last summer, but the provincial club have informed the Blues that they will not pay anywhere near their asking price.

It had been hoped when the deal was agreed that there would be significant room for negotiation on the Stade Louis II side.

However, with football now called off in France and teams affected by a lack of funds from broadcasting rights and sponsorship deals, no such talks will take place.

WestHam will resist any offer for Rice

West Ham will resist any approach from Chelsea for Declan Rice over the summer and they have no interest in selling their prized asset to a London rival.

The Blues are interested in making a move for Rice, who left the club at 14 years old to join the Hammers, but it looks unlikely that Frank Lampard's side will be able to convince their rivals over negotiating a deal.

The 21-year-old still has four years left on his contract at the London Stadium with an option for a further year, while West Ham don't need to sell their midfielder unless relegation changes their financial outlook.

Gilmour reveals admiration for former barca stars

Billy Gilmour has opened up about his admiration for the likes of Iniesta, Xavi and Fabregas while he was young.

"When I was real young I used to watch [Cristiano] Ronaldo and [Lionel] Messi, as everyone did, but when I started analysing my game more and seeing who I would progress and hope to be like, it was more like [Andres] Iniesta, Xavi, [Cesc] Fabregas, all them type of players," Gilmour told skysports.

"It was just something I loved watching, seeing how they pass the ball, receive the ball and everything was sharp.

"Busquets as well, when you watch Barcelona, you watch Busquets individually and everything happens around him. 

But when you watch Barcelona, you don't really see Busquets. 

"But that's the kind of player I've always looked up to and just wanted to be that kind of player to get on the ball and make things happen."

Also he also said he was singled out of praise by Scotland Captain Andy Robertson after his MOTM display in a 2-0 FA Cup win over Liverpool.

"He came up to me after the game and he was just saying 'Well done, you played really well, keep doing it and hopefully see you soon in the first-team'," he said. 

"So that was great to hear that from the captain of my country." 

Jorginho considered leaving Chelsea

Italian International Jorginho says he considered leaving Chelsea after the Criticism he was subjected to in his first season at the Club.

Both he and Manager Sarri who brought the italian from Napoli during the 2018/2019 season had it tough in winning fans over.

“Last year, fans were picking on me a lot because I’d arrived with another manager and, in my opinion, I ended up hearing some things that were honestly unfair,” the 28-year-old was speaking to FourFourTwo.

“But I’ve never challenged the views of the fans and other people who criticised me. Quite the opposite, actually – it gave me strength because inside I knew they were wrong. 

“I’ve gone through moments like this at every club I’ve played for – this low moment when doubt can come and make you wonder, 'Should I just leave this place? Maybe there isn’t room for me here'," he added.

“But I embrace this kind of challenge and I’ve never backed down. It gives me more strength to work even harder, to prove to everyone that I can make it.”

“Deep in my mind, it was like this: 'I’m going to prove they’re wrong and work quietly like I’ve always done, because it’s never been easy for me'.”

Monday, April 27, 2020

Gilmour reveals confidence boost he got from Lampard.

Chelsea Youngster Billy Gilmour has revealed the words of encouragement he got from Manager Frank Lampard before starring in a 2-0 win against Liverpool.

Gilmour speaking to Skysports says:

"Leading up to the games, I was always thinking about what I'm going to do," 

"When the gaffer spoke to me, he said, 'Go out and play your own game'. That gives you a lot of confidence to go out and do what you love.

"Playing in the game, there were parts that I felt were difficult but when I got on the ball, I felt good. I had players running off, so it was making it easy for me.

"It was a great, great game so I was happy to play well, and then receiving the man of the match, it was amazing.

“I never thought of it, I just wanted to play the game well, not muck up anything, and play the game right. To get first-team experience against Liverpool, the best team in the world right now, felt good."Billy Gilmour, Chelsea

Ziyech: Wierd at not being able to say Goodbye

Hakim Ziyech says it is really wierd at not being able to say a proper goodbye to dutch football.

The Dutch Eredivisie season was cut short last week and no champion was announced.

"This isn't the way I wanted to finish the season and say goodbye to Ajax, obviously,” Ziyech told Voetbal International.

“I, and all people around the club, had something great in mind for the coming months. That isn't happening and that's very unfortunate.

"I knew it was over when [Dutch PM Mark] Rutte said there will be no football until the first of September.

“I wanted to end my time here in a good way, with a championship title.

“On the other hand, I immediately accepted it because there's clarity now. The health of all people is more important, after all.

“It is weird. Not just for me, but for everyone in the Netherlands and the rest of the world. I'm quite relaxed to be honest. I try to keep busy and not give over to the crisis.

“Everybody should try to keep doing what he or she is supposed to be doing. I do that by training every day. By doing that I want to make sure that I'm ready to deliver on the field as soon as this is all behind us."

Andre Villa Boas: I won’t return to England

Former Chelsea and Tottenham Manager Andre Villa Boas says he won’t return to England to take a managerial role again as he feels the philosophy of English football doesnt suit his attitude to the game.

Speaking to Portuguese radio station Radio Renascenca, Villas-Boas said: "I will not go back there. It is the championship with the most investment, the best players and teams.

 But, I like being in a league that includes different game philosophy. This is not the case in England."

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Ziyech: I’ll be a Chelsea player on July 1st

Hakim Ziyech says he plans to become a chelsea player on July 1st despite uncertainty surrounding football and the next transfer window date amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The Dutch Eredivisie League has confirmed that their league season is over meaning the likes of AFC Ajax and Ziyech were not crowned champions despite leading the table.

"I really haven't been serious about that for a second," Ziyech was speaking to AD.

"I think my signature is under the contract and so yes, on July 1, I will be a Chelsea player. I never had any other thought. ''

He added: "In any case, the question is when the countries will really open again and I can safely start there. And then there is indeed the decision on the league that is played there. But I have no influence on that, I will see it all by then. ''

Chelsea FC: Players will not be taking wage cuts.

Chelsea FC players have today confirmed that their players won’t be taking a pay cut to their wages inorder to help the club in this difficult times.

Also, Casual workers within the Club won’t be furloughed .

The statement from the club read: "Representatives of the Chelsea board have recently held extensive talks with the men’s first team to discuss how they can contribute financially to the club during the coronavirus crisis.

"The objective of these talks has been to find a meaningful partnership around ensuring we preserve jobs for staff, compensate fans and participate in activities for good causes.

"We are grateful to the team for having played their role in assisting the club with community activities as well as all the charitable causes they have been supporting in their respective home countries and through the Players 

Together initiative supporting the NHS.

"At this time, the men’s first team will not be contributing towards the club financially and instead the board have directed the team to focus their efforts on further supporting other charitable causes.

"As this crisis develops the club will continue to have conversations with the men’s first team regarding financial contributions to the club’s activities."

Chelsea Exercise Giroud contract extension

Chelsea have exercised an option to extend Olivier Giroud's contract until 2021 to protect against losing the 33-year-old for free to Inter at the end of the season.

The France international could still push for a transfer but the Blues have moved to secure their striker amid uncertainty in the transfer market due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The Blues could still look to sell Giroud, who has interest from Inter and Lazio, but they would likely block a move to rivals Tottenham, who explored the option of signing the striker in January.

Friday, April 24, 2020

Jorginho’s agent Rubbishes Juventus rumours

Jorginho’s agent Joao Santos says rumours linking his client to Juventus are untrue and says Jorginho could instead sign a new contract at the Bridge.

“I read that, but I never had contact with them," agent Joao Santos told Calciomercato responding to the Juventus rumours.

"Neither Sarri, nor [Juve’s chief football officer] Fabio Paratici called me to have information on Jorginho.

“As of today, I know absolutely nothing about this situation. The lad is very happy in London, where he is proving his worth and still has three years left on his contract.

“In fact, in July there’s the possibility we can start talks to add a fourth and extend his contract with Chelsea.

Maurizio Sarri Jorginho Chelsea Europa League 2019

“I don’t know what Juve’s transfer strategy is, but these are our plans for the future.”

Rudiger has covered three months of nursing catering costs in Berlin hospital where he was born

Antonio Rudiger has agreed to cover three months of costs for catering for the nurses in the Berlin Charité hospital in Berlin where he was born in 1993.

The Germany international has chosen to make a substantial donation to support his home country amid the coronavirus outbreak, which is impacting most countries worldwide.

Germany is one of the worst affected countries in Europe having had 147,103 cases and 4,856 deaths but they are beginning to ease off their lockdown restrictions as they flatten the curve on new cases.

“Coutinho would be back to his best in the premier league “

Barcelona Legend Rivaldo wants his countryman Coutinho to quit the blaugrana and return to the premier league.

He believes the playmaker would get back to his best at the comfort of the English league.

The Barca Legend told Betfair:  "After a season and a half at Barcelona and one more at Bayern Munich without managing to have the same success he had at Liverpool, I believe that this chance Philippe Coutinho now has of continuing his career at Chelsea could be a good option.

"He will move to a big club and to a country and competition he knows well where he had his best years so far, so if that transfer really happens, I'm sure he will have a good chance of seeing things improve for him in the future, after all, he has already shined on the Premier League before.

"Looking at Coutinho's last few years we can say that he didn't achieve what was expected of him, but he still has time to recover his best football and with his confidence back he could easily become the same player he was at Liverpool.

"I consider this to be just a not-so-good spell for him, but we can't say that he is playing poorly because it would be a lie, things are simply not running as well as many would expect when he left Liverpool to sign for Barcelona.

"He is still a regular in the Brazilian national team and just hasn't been lucky enough at Barcelona or Bayern, but perhaps that could change with a new club and I believe this would be a nice opportunity for him to get back to his best football at Chelsea.

"Furthermore, next year we'll have Copa America and one year later the World Cup, so it would be important for Coutinho to be playing at a good European club in order not to lose his place in the national team when those big tournaments come around."

Terry: “Full Grown Men were crying their eyes out”

Chelsea Legend John Terry has revealed how the blues dressing room dealt with the sacking of “Father Figure” Jose Mourinho in 2007.

The ex-Chelsea defender was speaking to Sky Sports: "We were all in tears. It was one of those moments where there were whispers going around, we weren’t performing as well, we weren’t doing as well in the league, and then he came in and said:


‘That’s it, I’ve been sacked.’ He went around and gave everyone a hug and a cuddle.

"Full-grown men crying their eyes out. We were thinking: ‘Where do we go from here?’ We had someone like a father figure, guiding us.

"We actually spoke to the board and said: ‘Listen, we want him to stay, can we not bring him back? It’s a rash decision, he’s the best we’ve worked with.’

"Unfortunately, they’d made their decision. But yes, there were full-grown men in absolute tears.

"He was so demanding on the group, and he pushed us to our limits at times. It’s not until you finish playing that you realise why he did what he did."

CHO: I’ll love to have Sancho at Chelsea

Callum Hudson-odoi has admitted he would love Jadon Sancho to join Chelsea.

Speaking during a live interview on instagram, he said:

 "Me and Sancho are mad close, we talk every other day, always seeing how each other are and how we’re doing.

“We make sure that we’re both doing well, obviously he’s doing amazing and having a great season.

“We’re always making sure each other is good. Obviously he’s a great player, I love playing with him - he’s a great player to play with.

“For England as well we’ve played all the way through the ages so the link-up has always been there.

“I played against him sometimes in the Youth Cup games or we would play with each other for England, the link-up has always been there and we’ve always loved playing with each other.

“The way we play with each other we just know where each other is on the pitch every time and we just love to play with each other.

“I don’t know [if he'll come]. Of course, I would love it if he came to Chelsea.

Hudson-odoi: “I always knew lampard would be a top coach”

Hudson-odoi says he has always knew that his manager Lampard would be a top coach due to the leadership qualities he brings as a player.

Hudson-odoi was speaking to the Chelsea Website about a Club legend who went on to become the highest goalscorer in the clubs history.

“I always thought to myself that he would be a good manager because of the way he used to lead on the pitch when he was playing,” Hudson-Odoi told Chelsea’s official website. “You could tell that he demanded a lot from the players he was playing with.

“It’s an amazing feeling to know that an ex-player, an ex-legend, has come back to the club and has the opportunity to work for the club, and we’re working under him.

“Every day we want to learn and keep improving. Obviously, he knows all about becoming a top player so you want to learn under him and maybe one day become a Chelsea legend yourself!”

Lampard backed to get the best out of Coutinho

Former Liverpool Defender Glen Johnson has backed Chelsea’s rumoured swoop for Coutinho and says Frank Lampard is the ideal Manager in bringing him back to his best.

Johnson was speaking on talkSPORT about  a talented playmaker who hasn’t quite reached expected heights after his move away from Liverpool.

“Obviously you look on paper at his CV, at the clubs he’s been at, and it’s 

unbelievable,” Johnson told talkSPORT

“You don’t get to those clubs without an enormous amount of ability.

“He’s not reached the heights he’s capable of since he’s left Liverpool and it’s hard to put your finger on why. I know he’s a quiet guy, a very nice lad, but he’s got a bit of fight about him on the pitch, he won't be pushed around.

“At Barca you go there and there’s a superstar in every corner you look, and maybe he just blended in a little bit rather than being the key man. I just think he needs to be made to feel a bit special; he needs an arm around him, and I think he’d get that at Chelsea.”

Johnson added: “I think he’s just a bit cautious when he meets new people and it takes him a bit of time to come out of his shell. That’s why I guess when he walks into a new dressing room it will take a bit of time for the lads to get to know him, but he’s a really nice lad.

“I think it would be great for him and his family to be in London and Lamps could be the man that puts his arm around him and makes him feel he is a key part of their plans, and I think that could force the best out of him.

I wish all my muslim pageviewers a very blessed Ramadan

Hey, My Name is Uthman Adebayo Okikiola; im using this medium to wish all my muslim pageviewers a very peaceful and blessed Ramadan.

Due to the challenges faced in the world, Pls Endeavour to use this holy month to pray to Allah S.W.T to relieve us all of this deadly and ravaging COVID-19 outbreak.

Here are some tips to go about your daily Ramadan Routine.
*Effective Ramadan Routine*
*- for the 21st Century Muslims*

*1)* Sleep Daily by 10pm.

*2)* Wake up 3am.

*3)* Tahajjud 3:30am till 4:15am

*4)* Study Quran for 20mins, at least 10verses with meaning. 4:15am - 4:35am. 

*-* observe your Dua for 10mins, ask all your desires from Allah 4:35-4:45am

*5)* Eat Sahur 4:45am till 5:05am.

*6)* Rest till 5:20am but do not sleep.

*7)* Pray Solat Subhi: 5:30am

*8)* Do Morning Azkar till 6am/6:30am

*9)* Rest/Prepare for the day till 7am.

*10)* 11am - 11:30am

Pray Solat Duha, at least 4 Rakats. 
*11)* Constantly Listen to Quran via Earpiece/HeadPhone.

*12)*.Pray Solat Zuhri by 1pm. Do 20mins Azkar.

*13)* Pray Solat Asr by 4pm & Do 20mins Evening Azkar.

*14)* 7pm break your fast with what you can afford. Date/Water/Milk etc. * But pray and ask Allah anything and everything you want before breaking the fast. Pray Solat Magrib *for your Dua will not be rejected*

*15)* 8:00pm Start Praying Ishai & Pray 11 Rakats of Taraweeh till 9:00pm.

*16)* After Taraweeh, spend 5mins to reflect on the day. What did you do well. What needs to be improved. What needs to stop..what needs to start.

I pray Almighty Allah rewards us all and heals all arching hearts. Ameen.

Monday, April 20, 2020

McAvennie: Gilmour ready for the national team

Former Scotland International Frank McAvennie says Billy Gilmour is ready to play an important part for the national team under Manager Steven Clark and has also praised club manager Lampard for his development.

Gilmour starred in matches against Everton and Liverpool before the corona virus outbreak.

"Gilmour is class. He is really a class talent," former West Ham star McAvennie was speaking to goal "He has been fighting for games at Chelsea for some time. When I went to West Ham, I came to England to play against the best.

"That’s what he has done by leaving Scotland and choosing Chelsea. He is doing magnificently in midfield. Frank Lampard is giving him a chance and I don’t think too many others would have given him a chance.

"It's brilliant for a young manager to give young players a chance. I think in a couple of years that Chelsea could be a team to be reckoned with. I think they are a bit too young to challenge this year or next year but I am looking for the year after that when that talent matures.

"Steve Clark is a friend of mine and manages Scotland but I will still say, if he doesn’t put him in the Scotland squad then I will be surprised. He might be young and new but he bullied those Liverpool players, then he did it again to Everton.

"I was watching him and thinking this is incredible and then I was so proud to be Scottish. Credit to Rangers for bringing him through as well. Good luck to him and I hope he keeps playing well, gets in the Scotland team and dictates the play.

"If Scott McTominay plays alongside him then we can have a great midfield with a big lad in there too. The Celtic boys have tried to do well for Scotland but we have not got to any tournaments or even come close to it. These young boys have to have that chance to do it now."

Lampard and his coaching staffs in talks regarding salary reduction.

Chelsea are in talks with Frank Lampard and his coaching staff over a wage cut during the coronavirus outbreak to help ease concerns over cash flow amid the stoppage in European football.

The discussions with Lampard and his team have progressed quickly and are likely to result in a cut of around 25 per cent for him and his coaching team which features the likes of Jody Morris, Joe Edwards and Hilario.

Lampard earns around £4 million a year having signed on a three year deal in the summer to return to the club.

Chelsea urged to keep hold of Experienced heads

Former Blue Joe Cole says Chelsea must emulate Manchester United in terms of keeping their Experienced players despite having youngsters at their disposal.

Willian and Giroud and Pedro are reportedly facing uncertainty over their futures due to contractual complications.

The ex-England international told The Sun: “We’ve credited the young players at Chelsea because they’ve come through, burst onto the scene and been amazing.

“But Giroud, Willian and Pedro are three top class players who have been really massive for the club, particularly Willian, who’s a club legend, the players and the fans love him.

“I hope they can hang onto that experience – if they want to be part of this new, exciting team that they’re building.

“They can use that experience in the same way that Manchester United hung onto Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Gary and Phil Neville.

“If they can accept that role where they’re coming in – that they might not play as much as they used to but they’re helping blood an era which could be as good as any era in the club’s history - then there’s a role to play for all of them.

“I think they’re all world-class players and it would be tough for any club to replace those three.”

Kepa backed to come good at Chelsea

Former Chelsea Goalkeeper Kevin Hitchcock has backed Kepa arrizabalaga to come good at Chelsea.

Questions were being asked of the spaniard after an inconsistent run of form this season.

“Chelsea have been lucky to have Carlo Cudicini, Petr Cech and Thibaut Courtois for years,” Hitchcock told Goal. “They're finding it a little bit difficult to replace these top-quality goalkeepers.

“The goalkeeper they've got at the moment is young and have a £71m price tag around his neck – he's not having it easy. Every mistake you make is magnified into a big one. I would let him play and find a way to enjoy it.

Kepa Arrizabalaga

“If you put the guy under so much pressure then it isn't easy for him to be free – let him do what he's good at and I think he will be okay. 

“He's still just 25. He's young and he's going to make mistakes. He just needs to only make mistakes that don't cost Chelsea games. That's the goal for any 'keeper.”

“I had a conflicted relationship with the Chelsea dressing room”

Juventus Manager Maurizio Sarri says he had a difficult relationship with Chelsea players during his reign in the 2018/2019 season but he ultimately won their trust towards the end of the campaign.

Sarri delivered a third place PL finish and an Europe league win during his sole year in England.

“I had a conflicted relationship with the Chelsea dressing room but, when I told them I’d be leaving, many of them cried,” he told Juve's official YouTube channel .

“I’m not so much a person who pats others on the back. I talk a lot about what they do wrong and less about the good things they do.

“I think that has a big impact, but then they learn to appreciate you for who you are. The longest relationships are with the lads I played least, so I think they recognise something once they absorb your character.”

Chelsea in talks with players over 10% Wage cut

Chelsea have entered talks with their players over pay cuts, with the team's playing squad hoping to negotiate a wage reduction of 10 per cent. 

Blues director Marina Granovskaia is leading the talks on the club side, with Chelsea players negotiating through captain Cesar Azpilicueta.

The Premier League has suggested players across the top-flight take a wage cut of 30%, an idea that was not popular among players who preferred to have their money go directly to causes that would aid in the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 

Friday, April 17, 2020

Pulisic raring to go again after overcoming “freak” injury.

Chelsea’s American winger Christian Pulisic says he is raring to go again after overcoming the frustrations of a “freak” injury.

“It was really tough with this most recent one,” Pulisic told Chelsea’s official website. “I think that a lot of people didn’t realise how serious it was. It was a really freak injury in how it happened. It happened in training out of nothing really and it put me out a while.

“But I’m feeling good now, I’ve been training a lot and I’m just really excited to get back out on the field. It feels like it’s been a long time without football for everyone at the moment, but certainly for me because I had the injury on top of everything that’s going on now.”

Pulisic also says his first season has been fun and he enjoys playing with his teammates despite his injury problems and the COVID-19 pandemic not making life fun as well.

Pulisic said: “It’s been a really fun season for me, it’s been awesome.

“It’s been a big change for me coming to Chelsea and having to get to know a whole new team, a new league and stuff. I’ve been really proud of the guys and although we’ve had our tough moments, I think overall we’ve been pretty solid.

“I love playing with my team-mates and we’ve had so many exciting games. I’ve really enjoyed it and we just want to give it a strong push to the end of the season, if we are able to resume.”

Christian Pulisic Chelsea 2019-20

Luiz: My love for Chelsea has always been true

Former Blues Star David Luiz said he has always loved Chelsea dearly but he had to leave for arsenal after understanding his cycle at Stamford Bridge was over.

"I was always very happy at Chelsea," the 32-year-old told ESPN Brazil .

"And then the understanding of knowing that my cycle was over, even though I thought it wasn’t going to end that way, in a quick decision.

"I decided to leave Chelsea before I even had the door open at Arsenal.

"I know that Arsenal weren't in a great moment, they had a weight on their defence, [when] I go there I’ll have to pay the restaurant bill without having eaten.

"But I’m going because I want something new for my life, I want to learn."

"My respect and love for Chelsea has always been true.

"It was difficult to deal with the emotional part, then playing, things were not happening on the pitch, the results weren’t coming.

"Unai is a great coach and a great person, but things weren’t happening for him either. So you get into a stir and try to stay upright and strong.

"And I often wondered why this decision was made. Why is this happening?"

Willian uneasy about plans to resume the league

Willian says he is uneasy about talks of resuming the premier league season as the safety of families should be the top priority.

Willian said, as quoted by Associated Press: "If we restart playing without fans but there’s contact on the pitch and maybe we can spread the virus between us.

"It’s not a bad idea but they have to know very carefully what’s going to happen. Maybe a player can have the virus and we play against each other, you know?

"I play against someone and I get the virus then I go home after the game to stay with my family and pass the virus to my wife or daughters. So we have to be careful about that."

Willian also said that he is has no problem continuing to play for Chelsea till the season ends even as his contract is set to expire soon.

Willian said: "I want to give everything for Chelsea until the end like I always did, until the end of my contract, until the end of the league.

"I have to discuss with the club to see what we are going to do, but for me, from my side, I have no problem to play until the end of the season."

Reece James looked up to Former Chelsea stars.

Chelsea full back Reece James has lifted lid on his journey to being a professional player and how he grew up watching the likes of Drogba, Robben, Lampard and Cech.

James told Chelsea’s official website of his journey to this point: “We moved to west London when I was very young and grew up not too far from Stamford Bridge.

“It was natural for them to be my team. My brother supported Man United but Lauren (sister) and I were always Chelsea. When I first supported them, it was people like Robben, Drogba, [Petr] Cech and the gaffer that I looked up to.

“Even now, as my manager, he’s great. He’s a man-to-man manager and he says what he thinks. If he thinks you should be doing more, or even if you’re doing well, he will pull you to a one side and tell you that. I appreciate that about him.

“The way he’s been around me, and all the players for that matter, is very good.”

Reece James Chelsea