How many homegrown players have Premier League clubs brought through this season?

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Who’d have imagined a transfer ban could have come with such a silver lining. Chelsea‘s inability to sign anyone last summer turned the spotlight’s glare on their academy more intensely than ever before. Frank Lampard had little alternative than to flood his first-team squad with emerging talent and they certainly haven’t let him down. Eight …

Rafa Benitez ‘eyeing Newcastle return and wants to sign John Stones and Ross Barkley’

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Rafa Benitez wants to return to Newcastle if their Saudi Arabian-backed takeover goes through – and is eyeing John Stones and Ross Barkley as targets, according to a report. The £300million takeover from Mike Ashley could finally be pushed through this week and there are therefore doubts over the future of current Newcastle manager Steve …

Thibaut Courtois reveals he would discuss Real Madrid move with Eden Hazard BEFORE they left Chelsea

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Thibaut Courtois has revealed that he and Eden Hazard would discuss moving to Real Madrid during their time at Chelsea together. The 28-year-old goalkeeper, who won the Premier League with Hazard at Chelsea, left west London in 2018 to join Los Blancos for £35million on a six-year deal. While his team-mate Hazard arrived at the …

Chelsea academy graduate Ruben Loftus-Cheek reveals his first football shirt was an Arsenal jersey

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Chelsea star Ruben Loftus-Cheek has admitted he grew up idolising Thierry Henry and picked out an Arsenal shirt as his first ever jersey.  The midfielder, a product of Chelsea’s academy, received his first football shirt as a six-year-old and chose the Gunners strip because of his admiration of the French legend, before joining the Blues …

Bayern Munich miss out on chance to buy Philippe Coutinho permanently but may sign him on loan again

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Bayern Munich will not trigger the clause to sign Philippe Coutinho permanently for £70million but are open to extending his loan period says the club’s chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. Rummenigge has confirmed that the option to buy Coutinho has now expired and that he has not done enough in the Bundesliga to convince the league leaders …

Chelsea keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga ‘wanted on loan by Valencia’ after being dropped by Frank Lampard

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Valencia want to sign Chelsea‘s out-of-favour goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga on loan, according to reports. The Spain international is viewed as an ideal replacement for Jasper Cillessen, who is being linked with a move away from the Mestalla in the summer window after a tough campaign. Valencia-based outlet Plaza Deportiva suggest that Cillessen may return to his …

Chelsea should pursue Kai Havertz as an ‘option’ to replace Eden Hazard, says Dimitar Berbatov

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Dimitar Berbatov has called for Chelsea to sign Bayern Leverkusen star Kai Havertz, as a long-term replacement for Eden Hazard.  Attacking midfielder Havertz scored twice as the Bundesliga returned last week, and is one of the hottest properties in European football. The 20-year-old has also been linked with Manchester United, but former United and Leverkusen player …

Joe Cole names Chelsea legend John Terry as the best captain in Premier League history

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Former Chelsea star Joe Cole has labelled John Terry as the ‘perfect leader’ and ‘best captain’ in Premier League history. Terry spent 19 trophy-laden years at Chelsea and is the club’s most successful skipper, having won every major honour during his time at Stamford Bridge before leaving for Aston Villa in 2017. Cole played alongside …

Chelsea set to lose out in race for Miralem Pjanic, with Juventus star saying he will join Barcelona

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Barcelona look set to win the battle to land Miralem Pjanic from Juventus in the summer, with the midfielder reportedly stating he will only join the Spanish giants. The 30-year-old had been a target for many of Europe’s top clubs including Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain. But according to Mundo Deportivo, the Bosnian has already made …