Frank Lampard praises ‘imperious’ Chelsea star after Manchester United stalemate

Frank Lampard revealed there wasn’t a ‘beautiful’ feeling inside the Chelsea dressing room after Saturday’s stalemate against Manchester United, but he was encouraged by more signs of defensive improvement from his side. The Blues looked shambolic at the back in…

*Lagos eases curfew by 10 hours (Vanguard)*Lekki shootings: We hid behind barricades to escape, say eyewitnesses (Punch)

Lagos eases curfew by 10 hours (Vanguard) The Lagos State Government has eased the 24-hour curfew imposed in Lagos State to allow movement of persons from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm from Saturday. Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos State Governor,…

Mendy ‘shows quality’ as Chelsea frustrated in home draw with Sevilla

Edouard Mendy has established himself as Chelsea’s first-choice goalkeeper after again “showing his quality” in his side’s goalless Champions League draw with Sevilla, says boss Frank Lampard. Mendy, who joined from Rennes in September, produced an excellent save to help…

Frank Lampard defends Edouard Mendy’s decision to speak French to Chelsea’s defenders

Frank Lampard insists he has no issue with Edouard Mendy communicating in French to his Chelsea defenders after watching his new signing keep a clean sheet in Saturday’s resounding win over Crystal Palace. Second half goals from Ben Chilwell and…

Cech helping solve Chelsea’s goalkeeping woes, says Lampard

Frank Lampard has revealed Petr Cech will work with Chelsea’s new signing Edouard Mendy and the error-prone Kepa Arrizabalaga as the Blues boss bids to solve his team’s goalkeeping problems. Former Chelsea ‘keeper Cech has been employed by the west…

Frank Lampard explains why Edouard Mendy will not make Chelsea debut against West Brom

Frank Lampard has confirmed that Edouard Mendy will have to wait to make his debut for Chelsea given the goalkeeper has barely trained ahead of the side’s clash with West Brom. Mendy completed a switch from Rennes to Stamford Bridge…

Havertz hat-trick sees Chelsea cruise past Barnsley

Kai Havertz’s hat-trick in Chelsea’s Carabao Cup thrashing of Barnsley will be the “first of many great nights” for him, says Blues boss Frank Lampard. It was the 21-year-old Germany international’s first goals for the club after arriving from Bayer…

Edouard Mendy: Keeper has Chelsea medical before move from Rennes

Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is undergoing a medical with Chelsea as he prepares to join the club, Blues manager Frank Lampard says. The Senegal keeper, 28, will compete with the £71m Kepa Arrizabalaga, the club’s record signing. Kepa was at…

Frank Lampard defends Kai Havertz after Chelsea’s defeat to Liverpool

Frank Lampard insists Kai Havertz still needs time to adapt after the midfielder struggled to make an impact in Chelsea’s defeat to Liverpool on Sunday. The 21-year-old, who was signed from Bayer Leverkusen for £71 million earlier this month, made…

Chelsea close in on £20m Edouard Mendy transfer as agent confirms deal is agreed

Chelsea have agreed a deal to sign Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, according to the player’s agent. Frank Lampard has been keen for Chelsea to sign a new goalkeeper to challenge Kepa Azpilicueta following the Spaniard’s poor form last season. Chelsea…

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