Chelsea don come back from the pre-season tour and back in training as of wednesday, but the squad still small. Even say the team neva get depth for certain positions, plenty key injuries come join and some players neva dey fit. Even if Chelsea manage sign new player before Sunday, the player no go dey ready to play.
Chelsea don describe claims dat deir head coach, Antonio Conte, dey force the striker Diego Costa commot from the club as “just nonsense”.
A lawyer wey say im dey represent Costa dey threaten to sue Chelsea ova the striker’s future.
A Chelsea spokesman come talk on Friday say: “The premise the lawyer dey put forward no good. The decision on Diego na for January dey make am. The player know the decision, im agent sef know the decision, e be like say dey no tell the lawyer the correct tin.
“The lawyer argument dat Antonio wey be im coachi dey force the player commot by text message in June na just nonsense.”
Costa, his agent Jorge Mendes and Chelsea decide for January dat the striker go commot from the Blues in the summer.
Dem link the 28-year-old with a move to the Chinese Super League during last season’s winter transfa window and dem leave am from the Blues’ squad for January’s trip to Leicester as rumours of tensions with Conte come out.
The French midfielder wey still dey recover from knee surgery he do last May and afta hin sign, he no even take part for the Asian tour to follow a better recovery program for Cobham.
But a message wey he post for Twitter dis morning show say we go see am play soon: according to some rumours, he fit dey bench for Community Shield clash against Arsenal next Sunday, ready for him Chelsea debut.
Him suppose miss one match and pipu come dey think say na for Community Shield na hin he go serve am, but e don turn out naw dat The FA demselves bin put wrong date for deir website for wen him suspension go finish. Dey done correct deir mistake and Moses gats serve him suspension during the first match of the seezin proper, on August 12. The Community Shield, after all, na just glorified friendli. (And, as we rememba, Branislav Ivanović too collect Airtel card and no carry over am to the seezin dat one time against Manchester City and he ended up scoring one goal, even, for Matchday 1.)
We dey rememba Nemanja Matic wey don commot from Chelsea enta Manu today wey be him birthday. We put video of him time for Chelsea here.
Manchester United don complete di signing of Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matić, just as he wan celebrate him 29th birthday, wey be tomoro. Matić dey go meet him forma coachi José Mourinho for di second time for him career.
Chelsea try to kolet money wey reach £50m for Matic head.
“ Na short career,” Ake tell Bournemouth Echo.
“I dey 22 and don get good experience of playing over di past two years and you just want to continue dat.”
“I undastand wetin talk but me think say we also know Chelsea na big club and e go dey difficult to come in and play straight away. Dat’s why I make di decision to come here, to maybe get chance to play more games and dat’s what I need for my career.
“Dere are no guarantees anywhere dat you are going to get in di team, dat’s 100 per cent. You still gats to train hard and play well. Hopefully, I can be in di team from di start of di seezin.”