It’s never a quiet week at Chelsea. Our players are either with their respective national teams, or on a holiday in some secluded island somewhere – but we are still the main talk of the nation. Here are the main stories about our club.
Hazard Seals Move to Real Madrid
Yesterday, Eden Hazard had travelled to Madrid to finalise his proposed move to the Santiago Bernabeu and play for the Los Blancos. Once the medical had been sorted, we all saw Hazard doing a few kick ups in a Real Madrid shirt as they unveiled him. For Real Madrid fans, they will surely be ‘over-the-moon-running-around-like-a-kid-hooked-on-sugar’ excited that they now have one of the most talented attackers in their squad, and have so much optimism going into the future. For us Chelsea fans, it’s heartache. Our best player is leaving us, and all of our good moments this season, and in the past – he has been an integral part.
The final fee was agreed and it is believed to be in the region of £88.5million which could rise to £130million due to additional fees and bonuses. What can we do with that money? Well, not a lot in the short term, in all honesty, but I hope we can bring in quality players further down the line. So, Eden Hazard, there is no bitterness towards you going, and I speak on behalf of all Chelsea fans, that we appreciate your dedication and hard work to Chelsea. We have to say thanks, for at times, single-handedly pulling us through games. All the best, being a Galatico.
Maurizio Sarri Agrees Deal with Juventus
So, it’s actually happening then, and I don’t really know how the Chelsea fan base will take this. Petering out towards the end of the season, many were ‘Sarri Out’, but he managed to get us into a 3rd place position as well as Europa League winners. On reflection, he did a fantastic job with a tough group of players to manage. He has tried another league in his career, but he will undeniably be happy to move back to Italy, and the chance of managing Juventus – a team who are desperate to win the Champions League – was obviously a job too good a job to turn down.
I won’t forget the bad moments, like the 6-0 drubbing of Manchester City, 4-0 at Bournemouth, and well, all of our away games in the 2nd half of the season, and also his stubbornness with team selection and tactics. However, we have to say thanks too, as unlike Manchester United and Arsenal, we are in the Champions League. All the best, being with the Old Lady.
Frank Lampard to Replace Sarri?
Now the media will hot up the talk on Frank Lampard returning to Chelsea as manager. Looking at the bookmakers, it’s almost definitely going to happen with it priced at 1/16. I said a few weeks back that the move is perhaps coming too her in Lampard’s managerial career, but with Massimiliano Allegri ruling out a job for another 12 months, it looks as if its certain to be Lamps. He’s done a terrific job at Derby, being almightily close to securing them Premier League football in his first season, and with him being a club legend, no Chelsea fan will be discouraged by this news. It will be a tough season for Chelsea, with Eden Hazard leaving and no new signings, but maybe Lampard’s inevitable appointment may raise the optimism within the club. All the best, Super Frankie Lampard!
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