Frank Lampard

22 Jul 19
J. League Regista

Just like three years ago in a cold Yokohama night, we’ve witnessed Japanese football history. Are Kawasaki Frontale the best around ever, in terms of quality, in J. League history?

22 Jul 19
Brexit Compliance News

A right-wing pro-Brexit campaigner has been handed a suspended prison sentence and been banned from an area around parliament for hurling abuse at Remain-supporting MP Anna Soubry. James Goddard, a self-styled yellow-vest protester, was filmed calling the former Conservative a “Nazi” and a “traitor” at Westminster in December and January. He was sentenced to eight […]

22 Jul 19
Arcynewsy

After three friendlies against smaller teams, Chelsea finally take on a European giant tomorrow, in the form of Barcelona. This will still be a friendly, of course, with Barca missing three of their South American stars, but getting closer to the start of the season, Frank Lampard is gradually approaching the chosen team to kick […]

22 Jul 19
Sport Archives

The Barcelona debuts this Tuesday (12.30 Spanish time) in the preseason facing the Chelsea in Tokyo (Japan) in the Rakuten Cup 2019, as it has been called the Nippon tour of Ernesto Valverde, who will play two matches in Japan before appearing before his fans on August 4 at the Joan Gamper Trophy against Arsenal. […]

22 Jul 19
London Glossy Post

Chelsea teenager Ethan Ampadu believes a spell in the Bundesliga is the ideal move for his career after securing a one-year loan at RB Leipzig. The 18-year-old, who can play either as a centre-back or as a defensive midfielder, featured just five times last season under former Blues boss Maurizio Sarri. New Chelsea manager Frank […]

22 Jul 19
Archy news nety

It's set to be busy for a week. Royals are back in the UK after their two-week training camp and have two friendlies this coming week. Boss Jose Gomes has made just two additions to the squad so far this summer with Joao Virigina coming in from Everton and Michael Morrison joining following his release […]

22 Jul 19
talkSPORT
Preparations are currently underway for Chelsea to face Barcelona in the Rakuten Cup on Tuesday morning. The Blues will take on the Spanish champions at the Saitama Stadium in the hope they can improve on their last pre-season showing. Frank Lampard’s side suffered a shock 1-0 defeat to little-known Kawasaki Frontale in their previous fixture, having beaten Irish side St Patrick’s and drawn with Bohemians. The Frank Lampard era at Chelsea is well and truly underway The former England international knows exactly what the Blaugrana are all about, having been a part of several memorable fIxtures between the sides – captaining the side for the the Champions League semi-final in 2011 “Barcelona are a team that I have some great memories of playing against, some good and some bad,” he told the club’s official website. “I have always had a huge respect for them because when you play against Barcelona you know you are playing against, they say, more than a club, and I agree with that. “We are very proud to be here to play this match.” Lampard knows all about facing Barcelona Team News Antoine Griezmann and Frenkie De Jong are set to make their debuts for Barcelona, but Ernesto Valverde is set to be without a number of star names. Following their exploits at the Copa America, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi have been given extended leave, as has Liverpool target Philippe Coutinho. For Chelsea, both Tammy Abraham and goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga could be back after missing the defeat to Kawasaki Frontale through illness. Barcelona’s new football players Frenkie de Jong, Hiroki Abe, Neto and Antoine Griezmann pose with Japanese Rakuten company President and CEO Hiroshi Mikitani and Barcelona’s head coach Ernesto Valverde Midfielder N’Golo Kante has returned to the UK to undergo further rehab for a knee injury sustained towards the end of last season. The France international has not played a part in Chelsea’s pre-season thus far. Chelsea are also without long-term absentees ​Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Callum Hudson-Odoi, ​Willian and ​Antonio Rudiger as they continue their rehabilitation from long-term injuries. Predicted Chelsea team Here’s how the Blues could line up at the Saitama Stadium Although Christian Pulisic got his first minutes in a Chelsea shirt last time out, expect to see the experienced Pedro start initially against his former side. Kurt Zouma and Andreas Christensen are both likely to be vying for a starting berth alongside David Luiz next season, with Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta first choice full-backs. Mason Mount and Ross Barkley have arguably been the stand-out performers for the Blues so far, Tiemoue Bakayoko is enjoying a strong return to form as well.
22 Jul 19
talkSPORT
Chelsea teenager Ethan Ampadu believes a spell in the Bundesliga is the ideal move for his career after securing a one-year loan at RB Leipzig. The 18-year-old, who can play either as a centre-back or as a defensive midfielder, featured just five times last season under former Blues boss Maurizio Sarri. Ampadu has joined RB Leipzig on loan New Chelsea manager Frank Lampard revealed recently he tried to sign Ampadu on loan in January when he was in charge at Derby. The move to RB Leipzig will be Ampadu’s first loan spell since his arrival at Stamford Bridge from Exeter two years ago. Ampadu has made 12 appearances in his two years with Chelsea and in September 2018 he signed a new five-year contract. Chelsea are banned from signing players during the next two transfer windows until the end of January 2020, which could have opened up an opportunity for Wales international Ampadu this season. [article-rail-section title=”LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS” posts_category=”221″ posts_number=”12″ query_type=”recent” /] New head coach Lampard, though, feels the move to Germany will prove beneficial for all parties. “I tried to sign Ethan on loan at Derby last year so I’m a big fan,” Lampard said on the Chelsea website. “But with the minutes he played last year, in the interest of Ethan and of Chelsea, the idea he can play a lot of games somewhere could be good for him. “I really wanted to work with Ethan this year. That’s a slight disappointment, but it’s to benefit of him. “In midfield and defence we have a lot of quality, so each player is a case by case.” Ampadu believes the switch will prove the ‘perfect step’. Lampard is a big fan of Ampadu “I’m delighted to be at RB Leipzig and can’t wait to start the season with my new team. I want to get to know the lads and integrate into the team as quickly as possible,” he said on Leipzig’s website. “I have followed the club in recent years and have seen how well young players have developed here and how much potential this club has, so it’s the perfect step for me.” Chelsea lost 1-0 to J League side Kawasaki Frontale in their pre-season friendly in Yokohama. Lampard will now prepare his squad for the Rakuten Cup clash against Barcelona in Saitama on Tuesday. Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante will not feature as he has returned to England to continue rehabilitation for an injury connected to a knee problem sustained at the end of last season.