Former Chelsea FC skipper, Frank Lampard says newly appointed Coach, Antonio Conte has a lot of work to do at Chelsea. The 46-year old Italian was appointed recently to take over the helms at Stafford Bridge from current handler, Guus Hiddink.
The Dutch manager was brought in as an interim manager to transform the fortunes of the EPL giant. Hiddink was not able to bring out a radical transformation to the team’s poor start under former coach, Jose Mourinho, hence the appointment of Anthonio Conte.
Lampard says Conte would be capable of achieving results at Stamford Bridge like he did while at Juventus. Conto managed Juventus and transformed the club to one of the best team in the Serie A. Prior to his arrival at Juve, the club finished in seventh place but Conte led the team to three straight Serie A titles. Anthonio Conte will now step down as the Coach of Gli Azzuri after the Euro 2016 tournament in France this summer.
Despite the fact that the experienced coach has not worked or played in England, Frank Lampard believes he is the right person for the job.
Frank Lampard to Goal: “I think he’s a great manager. I think it’s a big job now, Chelsea. I think it’s a transitional period with the difficult year they’ve had, but I think Conte has fantastic pedigree … what he’s done in Juventus, the work he’s doing now at the Italian (national) team.” (more…)
Frank Lampard angered Chelsea FC fans when he made a move to Manchester City on a deal which was completed back on July of 2015. The English midfielder was a free agent for a short period of time in 2014 after Lampard left Chelsea and City somehow managed to secure the services of the veteran midfielder.
The 37 year old player later went on to join the MLS side New York City, which actually was the club that he had penned a contract with but since the Major League Soccer still hadn’t kicked off, Lampard decided to join Manchester City for a few months before eventually going on to make his official move to the American club but the experienced player has now revealed that he regrets having made this switch.
‘’I was asked from the top to stay on in Manchester, so it wasn’t an easy position for me to be in. I’m not trying to wash my hands of it because I am a man and I make my decisions, but it kind of felt right at the time to carry on playing.The situation happened as it did and I kind of sat there and, yeah, when you stay on and the club really wanted me to stay on, and I thought I’d play more matches, obviously. It didn’t work out that way. I looked at New York and I knew that’s what I signed up for. It was a strange feeling’’ Lampard told reporters. (more…)
In the previous season of the Premier League, YayaToure made a total of 29 appearances for Manchester City and ever since he joined the Premier League on July of 2010, Toure has been an instrumental figure for the English club as he has helped them in winning 2 Premier League titles as well as a few other pieces of silverware.
Even at his 32 years of age, YayaToure is one of the most influential figures at the Etihad Stadium. YayaToure has a particular set of skills which allows him of being able to defend or attacking in the middle of the pitch. The Ivorian player is capable of helping out his team whether it may be in scoring goals or defending and with an endless stamina as well as work rate, even at his elevated age he still remains being a top class player and this is why many clubs are interested in signing YayaToure.
One of the clubs which has shown most interest in signing YayaToure is Inter Milan and Roberto Mancini will not give up in his pursuit of securing the services of the Ivorian player.
YayaToure has a contract with Manchester City which extends until 2017 but a few months ago he was being rumored of wanting to leave the English club due to some incidents which have been occurring but now it has been confirmed that Toure will fulfill his entire contract.
The agent of YayaToure, DimitriSeluk has confirmed that his client will remain with Manchester City for at least another season. The experienced midfielder himself has told the fans of Manchester City to not worry as he will continue with the team. (more…)
Former Chelsea defender David Luiz has claimed that he was advised by Zlatan Ibrahimovic to leave the London outfit for Paris St Germain.
Luiz became the world’s most expensive defender after making a £ 50 million move to the French capital in the summer. Chelsea were praised for the way they received such a huge amount of money for a player who was not seen as a first choice central defender. The decision to sell the Brazilian has proven to be the right decision, as Chelsea have been much more solid in defence without the 27-year-old.
Luiz will be coming up against Chelsea for the first time since leaving the West London outfit in the Champions League knockout stages. The first leg will be at the French capital with the return leg at Stamford Bridge set almost a month away. Luiz has revealed that Ibrahimovic was a major factor in convincing him to move to PSG. The pair were seen together in the last season’s quarter-final. Chelsea won this match in remarkable circumstances and knocked out PSG from the quarter finals yet again. PSG won the first leg 3-1 before the blues managed a 2-0 victory in the return leg. Luiz has also revealed that he has great respect for Jose Mourinho. (more…)