Friday, January 28, 2022

Chelsea extends contracts of 2 players as one player missed training


Olivier Giroud and Willy Caballero sign a one-year extension with Chelsea.

In a recent turn of events Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has signed an extension with the Blues. Giroud joined from London rivals Arsenal and has 3 goals in 13 appearances for the Blues since then.

Although his performances haven’t been great the manager is impressed with the player’s work ethic. Chelsea was looking at various strikers as support for Abraham. But it looks like Lampard is gonna go with Abraham and Giroud for the one more season at least.

Olivier Giroud signs contract extension to stay at Chelsea next season
Olivier Giroud signs contract extension to stay at Chelsea next season.

“Since I’ve been back at Chelsea, Olivier has been brilliant as a professional and as a man in general,” manager Frank Lampard said in a club statement.

Lampard believes that Giroud’s leadership and experience are something that would be useful for the Blues. He can provide guidance to Abraham as he is still young. And sometimes in key moments veterans come to your rescue.

Willy Caballero is also one of the two players to have penned down a new contract. The Argentine international joined Chelsea from Manchester City this season. Since then he has had 9 appearances in the Blues outfit.

Earlier there were rumors of Chelsea preparing a bid for AC Milan’s Gianluigi Donnarumma. But this probably puts an end to all of that. It looks like Lampard has faith in his goalkeepers right now. He will probably look to bolster other positions in a bid to efficiently manage the funds.

Chelsea exercise one-year contract option for Caballero
Chelsea exercises a one-year contract option for Caballero.

“I trust in Willy, he trains brilliantly and is a great professional. He stepped into the team earlier this year and showed his quality, and his experience is invaluable in the dressing room,” Lampard added.

Kante misses Chelsea’s training session ahead of Project Restart

The football season is close to its full-fledged return. The Premier League has taken this up as Project Restart. It basically consists of various rules and guidelines the PL has provided for clubs to follow. The return of the Bundesliga also gave some pointers which the PL will keep in mind.

As of now date of 19 June has been set for a resumption of the game. Guidelines for training have been provided. Many clubs gave even held their first training session this week. Chelsea was one of them.

According to team talk Ngolo Kante, Chelsea’s midfield genius attended a training session with the club on Tuesday. There were specific rules and guidelines, players were in groups of four. Different coaches were handling different groups maintaining distancing norms.

When will Kante return to Training with Chelsea
When will Kante return to Training with Chelsea?

However on Wednesday 6, Premier League players came across as positive for the Corona Virus. Keeping that in mind Kante did not come to Wednesday’s training session.

However this decision was fully backed up by Chelsea manager Frank Lampard and the club itself. The club has given assurances that, the player’s choice will be given the first priority in these situations.

As of now it is unclear when the Frenchman will train again. Not that he needs to much work, he is probably the most agile midfielder in the Premier League right now.

Meanwhile United’s Harry Maguire spoke out in praise about the training session going on. He has given assurance that there was proper adoption of all guidelines and player safety was given the utmost importance.


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