Tammy Abraham opened the scoring for the home side, tapping in after an excellent team move, before Cesar Azpilicueta doubled their lead before half-time.
Little more than four years ago, John Cross of the Daily Mirror was urging Liverpool fans to cheer on Manchester United in the Champions League as there was a real fear that England would lose its fourth place trophy; the previous season, Liverpool had dropped out at the group stage and the Premier League’s other three representatives had only cleared one more hurdle.
Kovacic, who signed for Chelsea on-loan in the summer of 2018 before making the move permanent in the summer, failed to score throughout the entirety of last season.
Frank Lampard has challenged his Chelsea players to show tougher “personality” to fight for their Stamford Bridge futures.
Lampard has insisted Chelsea’s run of just one win in five matches has not yet altered his view on January recruitment plans, now the club’s FIFA transfer ban has been lifted.
I won’t profess to know anything about how a Premier League manager scouts an opponent. My experience is limited to an assistant sending me an e-mail on the eve of the match, informing me that this team plays on the counter-attack with fast strikers. I drag my ‘defensive line’ marker to ‘deep’, nod sagely, rename myself Arrigo Sacchi and reload the game after suffering a 5-0 defeat.
Frank Lampard has warned Chelsea face a big recruitment “challenge” after the Blues’ transfer embargo was lifted.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has halved Chelsea’s two-window FIFA transfer ban, freeing up the Stamford Bridge club to make new signings in January.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard will reportedly be handed £150million to strengthen his squad in January after their transfer ban was overturned by sport’s appeal court in Switzerland.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport partially upheld their case by reducing the transfer ban to one window rather than two, meaning the club has now served its punishment in full.
The England international striker had only just returned from a hip injury and was withdrawn seven minutes from time, on this occasion with a knee complaint, but Lampard claims it was merely a precaution.
Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard has said that Aston Villa assistant coach, John Terry will get a great reception from the Blues supporters when both side’s clash in Wednesday’s Premier League fixture at Stamford Bridge.