14 Aug 2019

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard believes Tammy Abraham can become a regular with the Blues this term after showcasing the hunger for goals elsewhere. The England international notched 26 goals in the Championship with Aston Villa last term and his progress has been rewarded with a regular role with the Blues in pre-season.

Abraham recently bagged the opening goal in the 2-1 friendly triumph over Barcelona and speaking after that game, Lampard said that the striker has the opportunity to make the mark with the first-team, he quipped: “Tammy's a goalscorer and he's hungry for goals. Now it's his time to prove it for Chelsea. To get his goal will put him in good stead. I won't get carried away with anything about this performance.”

13 Jul 2019

Former England international Wayne Rooney has urged Jadon Sancho to stay put with Borussia Dortmund rather than pursuing a fresh challenge elsewhere. The young attacker has been the subject of interest from Manchester United in the past few months but Rooney believes his compatriot is better off continuing his development with the Bundesliga side.

Speaking to Bild, Rooney said that Dortmund provide the perfect platform for Sancho and other young players to develop. He added that Sancho should continue his progress with Dortmund rather than sealing a return with a Premier League giant where he could find himself on the substitutes’ bench.

27 Jun 2019

England under-21 international Dean Henderson has acknowledged that he is unsure about his Manchester United future. The shot-stopper spent the previous campaign on loan with Sheffield United in the Championship where he was hugely impressive with a tally of 21 clean sheets from 46 appearances.

Despite this, he continues to remain out of contention for the Red Devils with the likes of David de Gea and Sergio Romero in the club’s ranks and speaking to Goal.com, Henderson has acknowledged that he has no idea regarding his club future, he said: “Who knows where I will be next season? It was something that you wouldn't have dreamt of when you went there and we were delighted to get over the line and get the promotion that everyone wanted. It has been fantastic. It has been a long time for them outside the Premier League and to get that football club back to where it belongs was a real special moment for myself.”

11 Jun 2019

BBC Sport pundit Danny Mills has urged Tottenham Hotspur to stick with Kieran Trippier next season despite the defender’s poor showing during the current campaign. The England international had a fantastic 2017/2018 season with the north London side and he continued the form into the World Cup where he was one of the standout performers in the Three Lions’ run to the semi-final.

However, he has since struggled to replicate the same level of performance for club and country and his form had been treacherous in the current season where he has been guilty of making numerous defensive mistakes. Speaking to Football Insider, Mills acknowledged that Trippier has dropped his performances levels since the World Cup but warned Spurs against cashing in on his services this summer.

27 May 2019

Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton is hoping to earn a call-up to the England national team when they embark on the Nations League finals this summer. The shot-stopper missed out on selection for last year’s World Cup after an early-season injury but he has managed to redeem himself with a strong Premier League season with the Clarets.

Speaking to Evening Standard, Heaton expressed his desire to be involved in the 23-man squad for the forthcoming Nations League finals, he said: “I am hoping to be involved, obviously I was in the last camp. I took a couple of niggles into the last camp but I was desperate to be involved in it and thankfully this time around I feel a lot sharper and ready to go. Hopefully I can look forward to an exciting summer. It is a trophy and there has been a buzz around England since the World Cup. It has been nice for me to get back involved in it and I am certainly looking forward to it.”

27 Apr 2019

Mason Mount claims that joining Derby has been a major step in his career. The young midfielder decided to move to Pride Park on a season-long loan deal from Chelsea. He was quite impressive for Dutch outfit Vitesse Arnhem last season. However, Chelsea decided to loan him to an English team and Mount did not think twice when the opportunity arose to be reunited with former Chelsea legend Frank Lampard. Lampard has been able to provide Mount with his first taste of senior level English football. The 20-year-old has been able to display a lot of good things in his first campaign in the senior level of English football and this has quickly earned him a call up to the England national team squad.

The midfielder has been able to come up with eight goals and three assists in 30 appearances for the Derby. His performances have been crucial behind helping the club put together a challenge for the promotion spots. Even though there has been a lot of inconsistency from Derby in recent times, the impact from Mount will not be forgotten. The midfielder says that playing in the Championship has been a big learning curve compared to his season at Vitesse Arnhem. The physicality is one of the shocking elements that have prepared him to a certain extent for senior football in England.

17 Apr 2019

Reece James says that his ambition and dream is to get a call up for the England national team. The Chelsea full-back, who is on loan at Wigan, has had a tremendous campaign. It is quite remarkable that a player who did not feature in a senior match prior to the switch to the DW Stadium is now on the verge of a potential call-up to international action. This is largely due to a still a campaign in which James has been able to feature in every game of the campaign. Crucially, he has been able to come up with stellar performances in each of these matches.

It is not a surprise that James was named in the team of the Championship 2018-19 season. James has been with the England squad for the under 20 set up, and the 19-year-old was named as the academy player of the season at Chelsea last year. Now, he has set his sights on achieving the full glory of featuring for England, while he could be one of the several players competing for a position at Chelsea next season. Due to the transfer ban imposed on Chelsea, the Blues are unlikely to let many of the young players go out on loan.

15 Mar 2019

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane believes the team need to step up with strong performances under pressure, if they are to cease their decade-long trophy drought. The north London side were within five points off the top of the Premier League last month but that deficit has doubled amid a run of three winless matches.

In a report covered by Goal.com, Kane said that the team need to step up with their showing under pressure which has simply not been the case up to now, he said: "The thing for us now, kind of like this week, when the pressure is on and we need to step up, we need to find a way to get it done. We haven't done that in recent years, we haven't done that this week and that will be the difference. That is the turning point that we need to try and achieve. I don't think it's far away but I think what the gaffer was saying was it's not a guarantee that if you improve you are still going to win things."

12 Mar 2019

BBC Sport pundit Alan Shearer has praised the performance of Marcus Rashford during Manchester United’s 2-0 FA Cup win over Chelsea in the fifth round. The England international could not find the scoresheet for the third game running but he still made the difference with a sublime right-sided cross for Paul Pogba’s headed goal.

Speaking after the game, Shearer was pleased with the impact of the United graduate, who was a constant threat on the counter-attack against a vulnerable Blues defence. He added to praise the precision of the cross from Rashford for Pogba’s goal, which put United 2-0 ahead right before the half-time interval.


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