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“We’re inevitable” – Some fans rejoice again as yet another former starlet helps Chelsea’s top-4 hopes

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Twitter reacts as Michael Obafemi ensures Chelsea remain third

48 hours is a long time in football. Saturday night saw Chelsea appear to relinquish their hold on third spot.

Yesterday, they came to within seconds of doing that only for a former Chelsea youth player to ensure otherwise.

Michael Obafemi, who had a brief stint at Chelsea many years ago was the hero on the night as he denied Manchester United the chance to break into the top four.

Former Chelsea youth starlet Michael Obafemi ensured the club stayed third
Former Chelsea youth starlet Michael Obafemi ensured the club stayed third

With the game deep into stoppage time, Obafemi was at hand to sweep the ball in as the Saints scored from a well-executed corner. Harry Maguire looked to be marking his own player and was left clueless as the ball went in.

The Red Devils once again faltered and continue to stay fifth – a position that has become synonymous with them this season.

Obafemi is the second such Chelsea youth star to help his former club’s top-four push. Dominic Solanke had earlier put Leicester to the sword, ensuring they did not overtake us.

It is ironic that both the players have done for us since leaving the club than donning the Chelsea colours. Even after the Sheffield United horror show, Chelsea remain 3rd in the table, with their fate still in their own hands.

The footballing Gods work in mysterious ways. It so seems that former Chelsea youth products are their apostles.

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Boost for Chelsea as impressive PL star is available in a cut-price £30m deal

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Chelsea could sign Wilfried Zaha for £30m

According to the Sun, Chelsea could sign Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha in a cut-price deal worth £30m.

The 27-year-old is keen to move and Palace are ready to sell. If it happens, it will be the second time that they would have sold the flying winger.

Palace’s star man, Zaha had attracted attention from Arsenal and Everton last summer. The Eagles, however, held firm, ensuring their ace stayed put at Selhurst Park.

Previously valued at £70m, Zaha could now leave for less than half of that amount this summer.

Chelsea could sign Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha for a cut-price deal worth £30m
Chelsea could sign Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha (Image Credits: Getty Images)

Zaha is Palace’s highest earner. He is on £130,000 a week and is under contract at the club until 2023. Those two factors, plus the fact he will turn 28 in November, are seen as turn-offs for potential admirers.

The Ivory Coast international has endured a difficult season this time around. He failed to hit his usual heights and scored just four goals and five assists in 39 games.

Zaha is keen to move to a bigger club. The winger endured a difficult spell at United, who he joined in 2013. He would eventually return to Palace and rebuild his reputation as one of the best wide-men in the league.

Willian and Pedro look set the leave the club this summer
Willian and Pedro are out of contract at the end of the season

Ironically, United are another side who have been reported to be interested in the player’s services. Nearing his thirties, the 27-year-old could yet have another opportunity to make it big.

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Chelsea are set to lose Pedro and potentially Willian in the coming days With both wingers leaving, the Blues will need to bring in a player or two to compensate for the loss.

Zaha is a proven player with experience in the Premier League. At that price, he could prove to be am excellent option for Frank Lampard.

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“A very dangerous player”- Key attacking star gives his verdict on Chelsea new boy after training

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Christian Pulisic impressed by new signing Timo Werner

According to the club’s official site (h/t Metro), Chelsea star Christian Pulisic has been left impressed by new signing Timo Werner.

The German ace became Chelsea’s second high-profile signing of the summer following the capture of Hakim Ziyech. The 24-year-old joins the club having scored an impressive 34 goals and 13 assists in 45 games last season.

The Chelsea attack has looked far too one dimensional at times. Often it has fallen to Pulisic to open the door to the opposition goal. With Werner now alongside him, the task should get easier next season.

Werner has been training for Chelsea since last week. It appears that his performances have left a good impression on Pulisic.

Chelsea star Christian Pulisic has been left impressed by new signing Timo Werner
Pulisic has been Chelsea’s best player since the restart

Labelling him a dangerous player, Pulisic believes Werner is pacy and has a keen eye for goal.

“He’s a very dangerous player.”

Pulisic believes Werner is a player with similar traits to himself and also other attackers. It should bode well when it comes to connecting with each other on the pitch.

The American has enjoyed playing alongside Werner and cannot wait to line up alongside him on the field.

Werner is now training with the Chelsea squad
Werner is now training with the Chelsea squad (Image Credits: Getty Images)

“Playing against him has been a great experience and it’s going to be nice to have him on my team as well. So I’m definitely looking forward to that.”

Pulisic also labelled the German a very humble person who is eager to come in for work. It is important that players have the right attitude off the field. That appears to be the case with Werner.

The striker could only watch on as his teammates struggled to break down Arsenal in the FA Cup final at Wembley. Pulisic was on the scoresheet that night and was by far our best player.

Pulisic went off injured in the FA Cup final
Pulisic went off injured in the FA Cup final

With them set to combine next summer, fireworks could be on the cards.

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Chelsea return to Champions League action against Bayern Munich on Saturday. Down 3-0 from the first leg, the Blues will have to play out of their skins to overcome the Bundesliga champions.

Pulisic who went off with an injury against Arsenal, will not be involved.

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Veteran Chelsea star set to leave the club without facing Bayern after season-ending injury

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Willian and Pedro look set the leave the club this summer

Pedro will not feature against Bayern Munich after undergoing surgery

According to the Daily Mail, Chelsea winger Pedro has undergone surgery on his shoulder after dislocating it in the FA Cup final against Arsenal.

This rules him out of the Champions League clash against Bayern Munich. With him set to move to Roma in the summer, he has now played his last game for the club.

It will bring a glorious five-year spell at Stamford Bridge to an end. During this time, he has made 206 appearances, scoring 43 goals and 28 assists.

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The player took to Instagram to confirm that the surgery went well. He regrets not being able to win the FA Cup and thanked the fans for their wishes.

A versatile player who can play anywhere along the frontline, Pedro has been an effective player for the Blues. His pace combined with his eye for goal have been the traits that have seen him score a number of important goals.

He played a key role in Chelsea’s Premier League win in 2017, FA cup win in 2018, and the Europa League victory in 2019. Unfortunately, we fell short this season and the Spaniard could not leave the club on a high.

Pedro will not play for Chelsea again after undergoing a shoulder surgery
Pedro will not play for Chelsea again after undergoing a shoulder surgery

With Frank Lampard ushering in a new era, Pedro is one of the players who will be making way. Lampard paid tribute to the World Cup winner after the 2-0 win against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

He praised the player’s impact at the club and wished him luck for his future endeavours. His journey at Chelsea may be over but his footballing career still has some way to go.

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Brazilian winger Willian could also join Pedro in leaving the club as a free agent. The 31-year-old rejected Chelsea’s latest offer of a two-year deal amidst reports linking him to Arsenal.

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“Crystal Palace B” – Several fans take a pop at leaked images of Chelsea’s new third kit

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Twitter reacts as images of Chelsea’s alleged third strip leaks online

Images of what appeared to be Chelsea’s third kit for the 2020-21 season have been doing the rounds on Twitter.

It is fair to say that the design does not sit well with the Chelsea faithful. The major reason for this is the fairly predominant shade of Red stretching across it.

Comprising of vertical blue and red stripes on the front, it looks more like a jersey of Merseyside United rather than the best team in London.

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Blues no more? Chelsea’s new third kit appears to have a dastardly shade of red

The stripes begin as solid stripes at the top of the shirt, just beneath the neck, before merging into a red mass towards the bottom.

Although there has been no official confirmation from the club regarding the design, it is fair to say that the fans have already had their say.

It would not be amiss to think that they do not like it at all. We take a look at some of the reactions below.

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