Eden Hazard fancies Chelsea’s titles prospects this season

Chelsea attacker Eden Hazard has sent a warning to Premier League rivals by suggesting that the Blues are competing for the Premier League this term. The west London side had an average defence of their title last season where they were blown away by Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City but they have made a much better start this time around.

Speaking after the 2-0 win over Bournemouth, Hazard highlighted that team are hoping to finish within the top three of the Premier League whilst admitting the main aim remains to win the Championship, he said: “Of course, in the end we want to compete for the first three places. We want to be champions at the end although we know it will be hard because Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham are very strong. So we will see at the end, but we want to be at the top. We can improve [on the Bournemouth game], of course. We didn’t concede a goal – that’s a good point. We scored two, maybe we should have scored more – like always.”
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DROGBA: RONALDO IS THE BEST STRIKER IN THE WORLD

Ivory Coast football legend Didier Drogba opines that Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is the best striker in the world. The former Chelsea striker is convinced of Ronaldo’s abilities but he was reminded of what the five-time Ballon d’Or winner could do when he watched him score the decider in the Portugal vs. Morocco game.

Drogba, who is in Russia as a World Cup pundit for the BBC, said Ronaldo is “the best striker in the world” at the moment. He said the Portuguese was complete as he scores headers, left foot, right foot, free kicks and all. Ronaldo has scored a penalty, a long range effort, a free kick and a header all in Russia so far.
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DROGBA HAILS TAMMY ABRAHAM AFTER FIRST PL GOAL

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has hailed former club forward Tammy Abraham after the player scored his first Premier League goal.


The Blues youngster is on loan at Swansea City. He helped the team to victory against Crystal Palace while registering his first goal in the elite football league.

Drogba went online to heap praises on the young lad for his achievement. The Champions League winner scored at the same venue back in August 2004 when he joined from the Ligue 1.

“Great to see you opening [your] account in a stadium where I scored my first Chelsea Premier League goals Tammy Abraham,” the Ivorian tweeted.

The player, who was excited at the goal, also posted online: “Big 3 points today, delighted with my first Prem goal.”

The 19-year old south London born striker beat Palace player Martin Kelly to connect to Leroy Fer’s cross to score. He had scored in midweek against MK Dons at a cup game but it was his first in the league. Read more »

SWANSEA ARE KEEN ON SIGNING JOHN TERRY

The Swansea City manager Paul Clement made a promise to contact the departing Chelsea captain John Terry concerning his football future, while adamant that extensive summer surgery on his team will be unnecessary after their brush with relegation.


John Terry is ready and has decided to bring the curtain down on his remarkable Chelsea career during the Chelsea’s English Premier League final match against Sunderland.

Clement reportedly said that he has some plans if Terry decides to continue playing football, admitting his side would be glad to have the former England international.

Swansea ultimately made it out of the relegation zone, and their coach, who worked with Terry during his time as Carlo Ancelotti’s assistant at Chelsea said:

“I have not contacted John Terry yet, I am going to ensure our stay in the Premier League first. He has a lot on himself, he still has one big game at Chelsea as well which I am certain his send-off will be unique. I will discuss things with him. “ Read more »

DROGBA: PHOENIX IS AN IDEAL PLACE

Didier Drogba has said that Phoenix is an ideal place for the Major League Soccer (MLS)as the United Soccer League side seeks one of the slots in the MLS expansion bid.


The club signed the former Chelsea player on a two year deal and the Ivorian joined the ownership ranks.

Phoenix Rising FC are hoping to be amongst the 12 cities as the 22-year old MLS expands. At a news conference in Scottsdale on Tuesday, Drogba said Phoenix can be an MLS city and that it was the prospect of the project that won his heart over.

Drogba was at the conference alongside the President and Deputy Commissioner of the MLS Mark Abbott on a site visit of the club’s complex. Abbott said the United States has become a soccer nation with the way the MLS has grown over time. Abbott added that he was impressed with the attention given to creating “a great fan experience” at the new stadium. He saw it as a sign of better things to come from the club owners. Read more »

DROGBA REFUSES TO RETIRE JUST YET

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has refused to retire just yet from the game.


The retired Ivory Coast international is set to be reunited with former Blues teammate Shaun Wright-Phillips at second tier United Soccer League(USL) in the United States Phoenix Rising, according to reports from The Sun.

The American League – much unlike their European counterparts – do not have promotion and relegation in their soccer system. This means there is no hope of moving to the top flight – the Major League Soccer where the Champions League winner has experience in.

Drogba played for Montreal Impact last season that ended in December yet the 38-year old is bent on defying odds and calls for his retirement as he seeks more club football.The striker has not played competitive football since December. There are links to roles in China and South America. There are also rumours that the player might return to Stamford Bridge for a coaching role with the academy or reserves. Read more »