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January 21, 2021

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Leicester’s win over Chelsea rekindles title dreams, while piling pressure on Lampard

ESPN
They say that lightning doesn’t strike twice in the same place and Frank Lampard will certainly be hoping that old maxim rings true after his Chelsea team were beaten by a Leicester side which moved to the top of the Premier League after a 2-0 victory at the King Power......

Chelsea Perpetuates Its Flaws Under Lampard

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Jonathan Wilson For Frank Lampard, the clock is ticking. Leicester City went top of the Premier League with a 2-0 win over his Chelsea side on Tuesday, but at least as significant as that is that halfway through the season,......

Werner’s Struggles Continue to Pile Up at Chelsea

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Associated Press Timo Werner was the headline signing in Chelsea’s $300 million offseason spending spree, a player whose pace and composure in front of goal would supposedly help transform the team into a Premier League title contender. So how has......

Mount rescues Lampard, but Chelsea show little sign of progress

ESPN
LONDON — It is fitting that the man Frank Lampard has trusted arguably more than any other came to the Chelsea head coach’s rescue in his hour of need. The Blues were labouring towards a stalemate at Craven Cottage despite holding a numerical advantage for the entire second half after......

Premier League transfers on a budget: Affordable options for Man United, Liverpool, Chelsea and more

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It’s not completely impossible to acquire a game-changer in the January transfer window; Manchester United did just last year in acquiring Bruno Fernandes from Sporting CP, after all. Still, it’s pretty rare. January is often a time for fringe moves and stopgaps, with teams preparing to spend much larger sums......

Are Chelsea’s summer signings to blame for club’s woes?

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In the same way that Chelsea‘s transfer ban eased expectations on manager Frank Lampard during his first season in charge, the club’s £220 million summer outlay is a key reason why he now finds himself under pressure. Lampard knows from his 13 years as a player in west London that......

Liverpool truly collapsing, Man City set to take over? Introducing the Panic Index

ESPN
On Nov. 1, Manchester United sat in 15th place in the Premier League, having lost three of their first six matches. At the same time, they were sitting as pretty as possible in Champions League play, having already beaten PSG and RB Leipzig. According to FiveThirtyEight, their odds of winning......

How does Lampard compare to Chelsea managers under Abramovich?

ESPN
It’s fair to say that pressure — if only external, for the time being — is beginning to mount on Frank Lampard as his Chelsea side continue to falter into the New Year. The Blues have endured a rough set of results throughout December and early January, having won just......

Lampard under fire as Guardiola shows his managerial superiority

ESPN
When it’s not your day, it really isn’t your day, so Chelsea manager Frank Lampard was entitled to a rueful shake of the head when misfiring striker Timo Werner made such a mess of taking an 88th-minute corner against Manchester City that he kicked the flag instead of the ball.......

Lampard in danger at Chelsea if Werner and Havertz fail?

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When Chelsea signed Timo Werner (£47.7m) and Kai Havertz (£71m) for a combined £118.7m last summer, it was clear the club were making a long-term investment in the future. At 24 and 21, respectively, the two German forwards arrived at Stamford Bridge with only bright things ahead of them, and......

Man City kick off new year at Chelsea after COVID clearance

Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) – Manchester City kick off the New Year at Chelsea on Sunday, eager to move on from a recent COVID-19 outbreak and get back to putting pressure on Premier League leaders Liverpool. FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – Premier League – Manchester City v Newcastle United – Etihad Stadium,......

Chelsea, Lampard missing something vs. Aston Villa and they’re running out of time to find it

ESPN
While Chelsea were far better against Aston Villa than in their limp 3-1 defeat at Arsenal, the football world is still waiting for Frank Lampard’s side to return to top form. Monday’s 1-1 draw was not the result Chelsea wanted, or needed, to get their season back on track. Instead,......

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