It's A London Battle For Inter Milan's Outstanding Defender

With the summer transfer window gradually coming closer and closer, we are starting to find out which players will be on the list of highly in-demand candidates that will most likely spark transfer tussle between bug European clubs in the summer. One of such players is Inter Milan right-back, Achraf Hakimi.

Hakimi is reportedly a target for several European heavyweights and has been attracting a lot of interest even before sealing his permanent move to Inter from Real Madrid just last summer. Despite only moving to Italy on a permanent basis just a few months ago, it is now looking likely that he will leave the club, with two London teams Chelsea and Arsenal aiming to sign him this summer.

CHELSEA ARE BACK UNDER TUCHEL

Chelsea are a different team under new manager Thomas Tuchel after the German tactician was appointed last month as the replacement for club legend Frank Lampard.

Lampard was the Chelsea manager for over 18 months before club officers decided that it was the right time to part with the ex-Chelsea midfielder after a poor run of results spanning over almost two months under his watch. Since his appointment, Thomas Tuchel has been able to banish the poor results from the final months of the Frank Lampard era and he's stamping his authority on the team. Tuchel has been backed by results on the pitch to suggest that Chelsea are back. The Champions League win over Atletico Madrid went a long way to back up the claim that Chelsea are back as a strong team both on the domestic and European stage.

Lampard should be given time, says Glenn Hoddle

Former Chelsea manager Glenn Hoddle says that Frank Lampard should be given time to prove his worth at the club by owner Roman Abramovich. The results have gone bad at Stamford Bridge in the last month and it has increased pressure on Lampard, who is understood to have only a few games to save his job.

After being signed as the manager of Chelsea at the start of last season, Lampard was able to do a decent job with many young players – going to the transfer ban. This summer, however, Chelsea have actively invested in many players at a cost of more than £ 200 million.

CHELSEA TRIO OUT OF MORECAMBE CLASH

Three Chelsea players have been ruled out of the FA Cup third round clash with League Two outfit Morecambe as confirmed by Blues manager Frank Lampard. The Chelsea boss told reporters that N'GoloKante, Andreas Christensen and Reece James won't play any part in the FA Cup match with Morecambe at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Frank Lampard gave the update on the three Chelsea players during his pre-match press conference on Friday ahead of the Morecambe game. Morecambe have a good season in League Two, the fourth tier of English football. They are in the promotion picture as things stand with the club in seventh position but the Chelsea game might be a step too far.

LAMPARD UNDER SERIOUS PRESSURE AT CHELSEA

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is under serious pressure to keep his job at the club after the latest league defeat, a convincing 3-1 loss to visitors Manchester City.

Lampard and his Chelsea players were well beaten during the Premier League clash played at Stamford Bridge on Sunday evening. Chelsea were outfought and outclassed by the Pep Guardiola-led Manchester City team to leave Frank Lampard in danger of losing his job as the Blues manager. The Manchester City defeat means that Frank Lampard has now overseen a run of one win in the last five league games at Chelsea.

Frank Lampard will need to produce a consistent run of result in the upcoming games starting with the FA Cup clash with lowly clubMorecambe in the coming week if he wants to keep his job as the Chelsea manager.

EDUARD MENDY EARNS PRAISES FROM BAYERN GOALKEEPER

As a football player, it is one thing to be good at what you do and it is one thing to do it well. It is also one thing to receive praises from fans for your performances, and it is another thing to get those praises from somewhere more special, like from someone who played in the same position as you that you admire so much.


That has been the case for Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, who joined the Blues from Rennes just in the summer but has knocked off KepaArrizabalaga as the number one choice and confirming his new position by making crucial saves and special performances game by game.

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