Author: Oluwole

The creation of sports content, in general, gives me great delight, and I have a great deal of affection for Chelsea football club as a long-time die-hard supporter. I am a terrific storyteller with a creative mind, and my mantra is to make the most of whatever is presented in front of me while maintaining a high level of professionalism and enthusiasm throughout the process.

Chelsea handed a double injury boost involving Edouard Mendy and Christian Pulisic. In what will come as good news to Graham Potter, Chelsea seems to have been offered a double injury boost. Edouard Mendy and Christian Pulisic are set to be fit before the Blue’s next game against Crystal Palace, according to the Evening Standard. Mendy has missed both the Champions League game for the Blues this season, due to a recurring knee issue. His deputy, Kepa Arrizabalaga has been the man between the post during his absence. Pulisic, who is away on international duty, missed the United States friendly…

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Chelsea‘s search for another new centre-back is no secret. The club brought in Kalidou Koulibaly and Wesley Fofana in the summer, but after losing Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen, whilst also considering the ages of both Thiago Silva and Cesar Azpilicueta, the Blues need to bring in another defender in the near future. According to the latest reports from France, they would have liked that man to be Benoit Badiashile. The 21-year-old AS Monaco star is already part of Didier Deschamps’ plans and recently started the UEFA Nations League games against Austria and Denmark respectively. Now, as per L’Equipe, as…

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Chelsea are expected to be one of a number of clubs in the race for the transfer of RB Leipzig forward Christopher Nkunku next summer. The France international was the subject of plenty of speculation in the most recent transfer window, but ended up signing a new contract with Leipzig, with a move in 2023 now looking to be on the cards. Writing in his exclusive column for CaughtOffside, Fabrizio Romano expects Chelsea to be one of several clubs involved in trying to sign Nkunku, though he insists nothing has been decided on the player’s future just yet. “There will…

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Signing Marc Cucurella from Brighton for a hefty fee, Chelsea bolstered the left-hand side of their defence with the long-term solution they were looking for. Now, they want to do the same for the right-hand side, knowing that César Azpilicueta will not be able to rival Reece James for much longer, and competition for the Englishman, who can also play as a centre-back in a three-man defence, would go a long way. That’s where Denzel Dumfries, a target of Chelsea’s during the summer transfer window, comes in, but only from next season onwards. This is what Corriere dello Sport are…

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Speaking to Nieuwsblad via Sport Witness (h/t Football London), Brighton star Leandro Trossard publicly spoke about Graham Potter’s move to Chelsea and whether he will follow suit. Graham Potter joined Chelsea last month after the sacking of Thomas Tuchel which was ‘surprising’ for everyone at Brighton, including Belgian international Trossard. On asked whether he would like to follow his manager to Chelsea, the player said: “Our coach did leave for Chelsea now but speculations about me following him make no sense. If the opportunity arises, I want to go.” Since joining Brighton in 2019, Leandro Trossard has gone on to…

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Chelsea have spent £270million in Todd Boehly’s first summer but the owners have promised significant and stable investment in the first team squad over their reign which will be music to the ears of new manager Graham Potter. Significant investment was made to the defensive backline following the exodus of the likes of Antonio Rüdiger, Andreas Christensen and Marcos Alonso. Midfield and attack was touched upon with the Denis Zakaria, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Raheem Sterling acquisitions but future contractual situations could cause those two areas to be built upon in the next few transfer windows. Jorginho and N’Golo Kante’s situation…

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As Brighton Graham Potter was asked about Moises Caicedo and his superb start to the season as Yves Bissouma’s replacement in midfield. Liverpool had reportedly made a late £42m offer for Caicedo as they suffered a midfield injury crisis, but according to Potter, that wasn’t nearly enough. In his presser he joked that £42m might get Liverpool the Ecuadorian’s boots, but they’d have to stump up “maybe £100m” for the whole player. https://twitter.com/JacobsBen/status/1573994073781936129?t=apK_2pca1NS_AsQfKXWZ1Q&s=19 (assuming Denis Zakaria doesn’t suddenly step up and make a brilliant start to life at Chelsea), and Potter knows Caicedo well. Certainly he and recruitment analyst Kyle…

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Chelsea will not cut short the loan spell of Romelu Lukaku at Inter Milan, with Fabrizio Romano revealing discussions have taken place over a new plan. Lukaku, 29, became Chelsea’s club-record signing upon arriving from Inter Milan in 2021. The Belgium international cost the Blues a hefty £97.5m, though after a bulldozing start against Arsenal and Ben White, failed to meet expectations. He finished last season with 15 goals in 44 matches. A ratio of around one in three is far from a disaster, though is not the level of output expected from such costly signings. What’s more, Lukaku fell…

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The international break has given Chelsea time to breathe as they prepare to begin life under new manager Graham Potter. Former Brighton manager Potter has taken charge of just one match since replacing Thomas Tuchel at the helm at the start of September, drawing 1-1 with Red Bull Salzburg in the Champions League. However, the games will come thick and fast in October, with the Blues racing through fixtures at home and on the continent before November’s World Cup. There’s also the January transfer window to think about, with owner Todd Boehly seemingly prepared to invest even more after a…

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Michael Edwards’ rejection, Paul Mitchell’s unavailability and Christoph Freund U-turn- where do Chelsea and Todd Boehly turn next in their ongoing sporting director search? Boehly and the Clearlake Capital ownership would have hoped that the process to appoint Marina Granovskaia’s successor would have been smoother than how it is turning out to be. There was growing confidence that Freund woujld move to west London and the Austrian initially was happy to discuss a move but once the Red Bull group found out about the negotiations, they succeeded in changing his mind. A statement at the time read: “As I have…

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