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Frank Lampard pulled on a Manchester City shirt for the first time on Saturday, the former Chelsea midfielder playing the first half of the Blues' match against Arsenal. The former England international was replaced at the interval by Samir Nasri, but how did the 36-year-old do on his City debut? Well if this performance is anything to go by, he has some work to do if he wants to add to his Premier League appearances further before heading to the MLS in January.
Diego Costa scored a hat trick as Chelsea opened an early gap atop the Premier League standings with a 4-2 win over Swansea, ending the visitors' perfect start to the season. Costa made sure Chelsea recovered from John Terry's early own goal as the Brazil-born Spain forward continued his stellar scoring form by making it seven goals in four league games since joining from Atletico Madrid in the offseason.
The Chelsea legend, Frank Lampard, has revealed that he retired from England's International team because Luke Shaw did not know who Tony Adams is. Lampard ended his career last month after a poor display by the English side, famously known as three Lions, at this year's World Cup.
London: Deadline day signing Danny Welbeck will be hoping to play a central role when Arsenal take on champions Manchester City in the resumption of the Premier League on Saturday. Welbeck joined Arsenal from Manchester United as the transfer window closed last week and he is likely to go straight into the starting line-up for City's visit to the Emirates Stadium.
The Blues threw away their opportunity last term and Terry, now 33, is desperate to get his hands back on the title after a four-year wait John Terry admits Manchester City's title success is driving him on to lead Chelsea to top spot this season. Jose Mourinho's men sealed doubles over City and runners-up Liverpool last term but were architects of their own downfall as they lost to the likes of Crystal Palace and Sunderland in the run-in.
Frank Lampard is "ready" to play for Manchester City and the former Chelsea midfielder could make his debut against Arsenal on Saturday, manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Friday. The 36-year-old Lampard, who is on a six-month loan from City's affiliate club New York, has been training with the Premier League champions for the last month but is yet to make his debut because of problems with his fitness.
An intriguing question but one which could have ramifications! With the introduction of the Financial Fair Play regulations, it would appear that Chelsea have done exceedingly well to abide by them, with transfer revenue balancing out nicely. However, up at the Etihad Stadium, things are not quite so simple.
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Cristiano Ronaldo is set to be at the centre of an amazing tug-of-love: will he choose his former club or his former boss? Plus the best of the rest from today's papers. Chelsea to battle Manchester United for Ronaldo : The Daily Express reports that the Blues "have emerged as shock contenders to sign Real Madrid star and ex-Manchester United hero Cristiano Ronaldo ."
The season is only three games old but Diego Costa has already proved he can fill the void in Chelsea's attack. Jose Mourinho will have to hope his hamstrings hold up... Jack Wilshere's career is going nowhere fast as Arsenal and England work out just exactly what do with him.
It is fair to say that claims Diego Costa could be the new Didier Drogba in Chelsea's attack were not taken completely seriously prior to the start of the season. Such is the Ivorian's legendary status after years of terrorising Premier League defences that doubts rightly remained whether any new signing could truly replicate his success.
During Jose Mourinho's first spell in charge of Chelsea , it didn't take long for the manager to work out who his most vital players would be. Within weeks, he had built his winning machine around Petr Cech, John Terry, Claude Makelele, Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba, going on to lift back-to-back Premier League titles along with the FA Cup and League Cup twice.
England put some of the painful memories from the summer behind them this week after a brace from Danny Welbeck saw them come away from Switzerland, arguably the toughest game of their Euro 2016 group, with a 2-0 win. It was a performance based on energy, pace and won on the counter-attack.
Manuel Pellegrini spent big again during the transfer window, snapping up Eliaquim Mangala for 32million and his former Porto team-mate Fernando for 12million. Goalkeeper Willy Caballero was also acquired, along with Bacary Sagna on a free transfer and former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard on loan from sister club New York City.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 02:02 am
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