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Chelsea starting XI with Raheem Sterling: Romelu Lukaku is…

Chelsea starting XI with Raheem Sterling: Romelu Lukaku is getting forgotten, doesn’t win the trophy of pride

Manchester Citys Raheem Sterling
Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling

Estimated Chelsea starting XI with Raheem Sterling . The Blues are increasingly confident of being able to sign Sterling from Manchester City in the 2022 summer transfer window.

Sterling has been one of Manchester City‘s key players in the last four years. Since being handled by Josep Guardiola, the winger has become one of the most deadly wingers in England.

This situation began to change since last season. Sterling has been sitting on the bench more often than being a starter in the City attack. Despite the success of bringing his team to victory, Sterling was not too happy.

Sterling is also claimed to be ready to move clubs in order to get regular playing opportunities ahead of the 2022 World Cup, and Chelsea are reportedly ready to provide that.

At Chelsea, Sterling could be a suitable replacement for Romelu Lukaku who is reportedly getting close to returning to his old club, Inter Milan on loan.

So, how about Chelsea’s starting eleven mainstay next season with Sterling’s presence? Here’s the full review.

Goalkeeper

Goalkeeper
Edouard Mendy in action against Palmeiras in the 2021 Club World Cup final

Edouard Mendy

Mendy ended the 2021/22 season yesterday with a record of 49 appearances, 40 goals conceded and 23 clean sheets in all competitions that Chelsea went to.

Despite his slightly declining performance in the 2021/22 season yesterday, Edouard Mendy’s position under the Chelsea bar is believed to still be immovable.

The existence of Kepa Arrizabalaga still will not be able to make Mendy evicted from the post of Chelsea’s main goalkeeper Thomas Tuchel.

Related : 5 reasons Lukaku should leave Chelsea and return to Inter Milan

defender

defender
Reece James (left) duels with Alex Sandro (right)

Reece James

Reece James is not only good at defending, he is also actively assisting the attack. Last season he recorded nine assists in the Premier League stage. He will still be a mainstay in the right-back sector.

Trevoh Chalobah

Chalobah has not yet had the chance to play regularly from Tuchel. However, every time he is trusted to appear, he always plays impressively.

Thiago Silva

Problem experience, Thiago Silva no doubt. The Brazilian defender has proven to be still solid at the back at the age of 37 years.

Ben Chilwell

Last season, Ben Chilwell took turns filling the left-back position with Marcos Alonso. However, rumors of Alonso’s departure make Chilwell likely to become the main left-back next season.

Midfielder

Midfielder
Chelsea’s Mason Mount

Mason Mount

Mount is one of the brightest Chelsea academy players. Mount will still be a mainstay of Chelsea’s midfield next season.

Jorginho

As an anchor midfielder, Jorginho’s capacity cannot be doubted. Tuchel will most likely still trust Jorginho to set the tempo of his team’s game.

N’Golo Kante

It must be admitted, Kante’s appearance in the 2021/22 season has decreased compared to the previous season. However, now he is ready to bounce back and become a mainstay of Chelsea’s midfield.

Attacker

Attacker
Chelsea’s Kai Havertz

Christian Pulisic

Injury storms had made Pulisic’s career at Chelsea stagnant. However, slowly he was able to rise. Next season might be the time for Pulisic to prove his quality.

Kai Havertz

After Romelu Lukaku often did not live up to expectations, Tuchel began to often play Havertz as a false nine. The result did not disappoint. The same thing could be repeated in the next season.

Raheem Sterling

During his time at Liverpool and Manchester City, Sterling was often played in the left wing attacking position. This post is also likely to be occupied by Sterling if he comes to Chelsea.

Chelsea starting XI

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Chelsea starting XI with Raheem Sterling
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5 reasons Lukaku should leave Chelsea and return to…

5 reasons Lukaku should leave Chelsea and return to Inter Milan

5 reasons Lukaku should leave Chelsea and return to Inter Milan
Romelu Lukaku’s expression after breaking into the Wolverhampton goal

Romelu Lukaku is considered to have failed to meet expectations at Chelsea. Lukaku has recently been said to want to return to Inter Milan.

Lukaku only returned to Chelsea in the summer of 2021. The Belgian sticker was purchased from Inter Milan for a fee of 115 million euros.

However, Lukaku actually had bad luck in the Premier League. The former Manchester United player struggled to shine with Chelsea.

Lukaku was then widely rumored to be leaving Chelsea in the summer of 2022. One club that has been heavily linked with the 29-year-old is Inter Milan.

Here are five reasons Lukaku should leave Chelsea and return to Inter Milan.

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Not Matching Tuchel

Not Matching Tuchel
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel

Romelu Lukaku was recruited by Chelsea to perfect Thomas Tuchel’s attack. He is expected to score regularly for the Blues.

Tuchel played Lukaku as the spearhead in a 3-4-3 scheme. However, the system did not work well for Lukaku.

As a result, Tuchel was often seen as a substitute for Lukaku throughout last season. The Belgian bomber ended the season scoring 15 goals from 44 games in all competitions.

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Relationship with Chelsea fans is already bad

Relationship with Chelsea fans is already bad
The atmosphere of Stamford Bridge in the match Chelsea vs Brentford, Premier League

Romelu Lukaku made a lot of noise in December last year. In an interview with Sky Sport , Lukaku has openly admitted that he is not happy with his situation at Chelsea.

Not only that, Lukaku also expressed his desire to return to Inter Milan. These comments immediately made Lukaku reap criticism from Chelsea fans.

The Belgian striker has publicly apologized. However, it did not restore the confidence of the Blues supporters to him.

Like in Italy

Like in Italy
Romelu Lukaku after scoring against Palmeiras in the 2021 Club World Cup final

Before experiencing difficulties at Chelsea, Romelu Lukaku thrived at Inter Milan. He was able to score 64 goals in 95 games during his two seasons with the Nerazzurri.

Lukaku also played an important role in bringing Inter to the Scudetto in the 2020/21 season. He also managed to win the title of Serie A’s best player that season.

Lukaku seems more suited to playing in Italy. Returning to play for Inter may be able to restore the career of the Belgian national team bomber.

Can Help Inter Reclaim the Scudetto

Can Help Inter Reclaim the Scudetto
The Inter Milan squad celebrates Joaquin Correa’s goal against Sampdoria

Romelu Lukaku helped Inter Milan to the Serie A title in the 2020/21 season. However, the Nerazzurri failed to defend the title after Lukaku left for Chelsea.

Lukaku wants to return to Inter this summer. The presence of the Belgian bomber will clearly improve Simone Inzaghi’s Inter front line.

Inter are clearly targeting the Scudetto next season. Lukaku can form a deadly trio with Paulo Dybala and Lautaro Martinez to make that happen.

Unfinished Business with Inzaghi

Unfinished Business with Inzaghi
Inter Milan coach Simone Inzaghi

After being appointed coach of Inter Milan, Simone Inzaghi actually really hopes to work with Romelu Lukaku. However, his wish did not come true.

Inzaghi had previously only coached Lukaku for more than a week at the start of the 2020/21 season. After that, the bomber left the Giuseppe Meazza to return to Chelsea.

Inzaghi will certainly welcome Lukaku’s return with open arms this summer. He is ready to make Lukaku the center of his game next season.

Source: various sources

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Including Christensen, Chelsea Officially Releases Four Players at Once

Including Christensen, Chelsea Officially Releases Four Players at Once

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Premier League giants Chelsea have officially released four players at once in the summer of 2022, one of them is Andreas Christensen .

Christensen is one of Chelsea’s mainstay defenders. Especially in the era of Thomas Tuchel.

He has helped Chelsea win four titles so far. Among them the Champions League trophy and the UEFA Super Cup.

His contract expires in the summer of 2022. Chelsea tried to defend it but their efforts failed.

Four players released by Chelsea

Chelsea could not do anything to stop the departure of Andreas Christensen. They finally officially released it on Friday (10/06/2022).

Christensen is not the only player released by Chelsea. There are still other senior players, namely midfielder Danny Drinkwater.

The following is a list of four players released by Chelsea in the summer of 2022:

  • Andreas Christensen
  • Danny Drinkwater
  • Charly Musonda
  • Jake Clarke-Salter

Overview of Drinkwater, Musonda, and Clarke-Salter

Danny Drinkwater joined Chelsea from Leicester City in 2017. Unfortunately at the Blues he rarely got the chance to play.

Charly MUsonda is a Chelsea academy player. He had helped the Blues win the FA Youth Cup, UEFA Youth League and EPL U-21.

He was promoted to the senior team in the 2017-18 season. But he rarely gets the chance to play.

Meanwhile, Jake Clarke-Salter is also a Chelsea academy player. He was promoted to the senior team in 201 ago. But he then spent more of his career on loan at other clubs.

Chelsea statement

“Chelsea Football Club would like to thank Andreas for his contribution to our success in the last decade and wish him all the best for his future career.”

“We thank Danny, Charly and Jake for their service and wish them all the best for their future.”

It is not yet clear where Danny Drinkwater, Charly Musonda and Jake Clarke-Salter will go next season. Meanwhile Andreas Christensen himself will be close to Barcelona.

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5 centre-backs Chelsea could buy to replace Antonio Rudiger

Pau Torres
Villarreal defender Pau Torres after the match against Arsenal in the 2020/2021 Europa League semifinals (c) UEFA Champions League Twitter

Antonio Rudiger has officially parted ways with Chelsea. Rudiger has agreed to join Real Madrid.

At the Santiago Bernabeu, Rudiger agreed to sign a four-year contract. Thus, he will wear the Los Blancos uniform until 2026.

Rudiger joined Chelsea from AS Roma in 2017. During his stay in London, he has developed into one of the best defenders in Europe.

Rudiger leaves Stamford Bridge with five major trophies. He won the FA Cup, Champions League, Europa League, European Super Cup and Club World Cup.

After Rudiger’s departure, Chelsea needed to enter the summer transfer window to find a replacement. There are several central defenders the Blues could consider.

Here are five centre-backs who could replace Antonio Rudiger at Chelsea.

Jules Kunde

Jules Kunde
Sevilla centre-back Jules Kunde (c) Sevilla’s official Twitter

Jules Kunde has emerged as a quality defender in La Liga. The Frenchman joined Sevilla in 2019 and is now their key player.

Chelsea actually almost got Kunde in the summer transfer window of 2021. However, the Blues failed to reach an agreement with Sevilla regarding the transfer price.

The Blues are reportedly eyeing Kounde again in the summer transfer market this year. Sevilla reportedly will not release the player for less than 65 million euros.

Josko Gvardiol

 

 

RB Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol is currently only 20 years old. He has featured regularly for the Bundesliga side after spending last season on loan at Dinamo Zagreb.

Although still young, Gvardiol became a fairly prominent player for Domenico Tedesco’s team. The 20-year-old has made 46 appearances, scoring two goals and providing three assists.

Chelsea became one of the teams that showed a strong interest in bringing him to the Premier League. He could be a long-term asset for Thomas Tuchel’s club.

Wesley Fofana

Wesley Fofana
Wesley Fofana

Leicester City brought in 19-year-old Wesley Fofana from Saint-Etienne in 2020. However, the young French player proved to be a good signing.

Fofana has good attributes as a central defender. He made regular appearances in his first time at the King Power Stadium, making 28 appearances in the Premier League.

Unfortunately, Fofana got a serious injury this season so he only appeared 12 times in all competitions this season. However, Fofana is reportedly on Chelsea’s radar.

Kalidou Koulibaly

Kalidou Koulibaly
Kalidou Koulibaly duels with Edin Dzeko in the match Napoli vs Inter Milan in the 25th week of Serie A 2021/2022

Kalidou Koulibaly is one of the mainstays at the heart of the Napoli defense. He has played for the Partenopei since 2014 after signing from Genk.

Koulibaly has long been linked with a move to the Premier League. With his contract running out next year, the Senegal defender may be time to move to England.

In Serie A, Koulibaly is known as a strong and tough defender. At the age of 30, Koulibaly could be a short-term option for Chelsea.

Pau Torres

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Pau Torres and Vicente Iborra celebrate at Bayern Munich vs Villarreal in the 2021/2022 Champions League quarter-final second leg

Pau Torres is a product of the original Villarreal academy. The Spanish defender made his debut for the senior team in 2017.

Now Torres has appeared regularly in the heart of the Villarreal defense. The 25-year-old defender has played 134 games in all competitions and scored 11 goals for The Yellow Submarine.

Torres is under contract with Villarreal until June 2024. Manchester United have been linked with a move for Torres, but Chelsea are believed to be in the hunt for his signature.

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Including Rudiger, these are the 10 highest-priced players who…

Including Rudiger, these are the 10 highest-priced players who left on free transfers this season

Antonio Rudiger

 Antonio Rudiger has officially become a Real Madrid player. The German player has been officially announced by the management of Los Blancos, yesterday.

Rudiger itself is obtained with a free status. His contract at Chelsea expires at the end of this season.

The joining of Rudiger to Madrid made him a free transfer player with the most expensive tag to move clubs at this time. The official tag of the 29-year-old player is estimated at 35 million euros.

Rudiger himself is not the only player with a high price tag who changed clubs for free at the end of this season. Besides Rudiger, there are also a number of players with a high price tag who switch clubs for free.

Who are these players? Here are ten of them.

Amos Pieper

Amos Pieper occupies the tenth position in the list of the ten highest priced players who leave on a free transfer. The 24-year-old centre-back left Arminia Bielefeld for Werder Bremen on a free.

Currently, Pieper is estimated to have a tag of 7 million euros. With this price tag, the German player is the second most expensive player for Arminia Bielefeld and the 145th in the Bundesliga.

Niklas Stark

In ninth place in the list of the ten highest-priced players who left on a free transfer, there was Niklas Stark. The 27-year-old centre-back left Hertha Berlin for Werder Bremen on a free.

Currently, Stark is estimated to have a tag of 7.5 million euros. With this price, Stark is the third most expensive player at Hertha Berlin and the 137th in the Bundesliga.

Ivan Perisic

Ivan Perisic
Ivan Perisic introduced as a new Tottenham player

The eighth place in the list of the ten highest-priced players who left on a free transfer was occupied by Ivan Perisic. The 33-year-old winger left Inter Milan for Tottenham Hotspur on a free.

Currently, Perisic is estimated to have a tag of 10 million euros. With this price tag, the Croatian player is the 12th most expensive player at Inter Milan and the 128th in Serie A.

Randal Kolo Muani

Randal Kolo Muani occupies the seventh position in the list of the ten highest priced players who left on a free transfer. The 23-year-old striker left Nantes for Eintracht Frankfurt on a free.

Currently, Kolo Muani is estimated to have a tag of 16 million euros. With this price tag, the French player is the most expensive player in Nantes and the 57th in Ligue 1.

Noussair Mazraoui

In sixth place in the list of the ten highest priced players who left on a free transfer, there was the name Noussair Mazraoui. The 24-year-old right fullback left Ajax Amsterdam for Bayern Munich on a free.

Currently, Mazraoui is estimated to have a tag of 20 million euros. With this price tag, Mazraoui is the sixth most expensive player at Ajax and seventh in the Eredivisie.

Matthew Ginter

Matthew Ginter
Matthias Ginter, Borussia Monchengladbach defender

The fifth place in the list of the ten highest-priced players who left on a free transfer was occupied by Matthias Ginter. The 28-year-old centre-back left Borussia Monchengladbach for SC Freiburg on a free.

Currently, Ginter is estimated to have a tag of 24 million euros. With this price tag, this German player is the most expensive player in Monchengladbach and 38th in the Bundesliga.

Lorenzo Insigne

Lorenzo Insigne occupies the fourth position in the list of the ten highest priced players who left on a free transfer. The 30-year-old winger left Napoli from Toronto FC on a free.

Currently, Insigne is estimated to have a tag of 25 million euros. With this price tag, the Italian player is the eighth most expensive player at Napoli and the 46th in Serie A.

Boubacar Kamara

In third place in the list of the ten highest-priced players who left on a free transfer was Boubacar Kamara. The 22-year-old defensive midfielder left Marseille for Aston Villa on a free.

Currently, Kamara is estimated to have a tag of 25 million euros. With this price, Kamara is the second most expensive player in Marseille and the 20th in Ligue 1.

Niklas Sule

Niklas Sule
Bayern Munich players Thomas Muller and Niklas Sule

The second place in the list of the ten highest priced players who left on a free transfer was occupied by Niklas Sule. The 26-year-old centre-back left Bayern Munich for Borussia Dortmund on a free.

Sule is currently estimated to cost 35 million euros. With this price tag, the German player is the eleventh most expensive player at Bayern and the 21st in the Bundesliga.

Antonio Rudiger

Antonio Rudiger occupies the top position in the list of the ten highest-priced players who left on free transfers. The 29-year-old centre-back left Chelsea for Real Madrid on a free.

Rudiger is estimated to have a tag of 35 million euros. With this price tag, the German player is the eleventh most expensive player at Chelsea and the 63rd in the Premier League.

Chelsea vs Leicester City Prediction May 20 2022 Chelsea

Chelsea vs Leicester City Prediction May 20, 2022

Chelsea vs Leicester City Prediction May 20, 2022

Chelsea vs Leicester City Prediction May 20 2022

Chelsea will host Leicester City in the postponed match week 27 of the Premier League 2021/22, Friday 20 May 2022. The Premier League match at Stamford Bridge is scheduled to kick-off at 02:00 WIB.

One win from the remaining two matches will ensure Chelsea finish in third place. For Chelsea, who just lost to Liverpool on penalties in the FA Cup final, third place can be a bit of a treat for disappointment.

However, beating Leicester is not an easy mission for the Blues. Because, Leicester are in good form after successively beating Norwich 3-0 and Watford 5-1. The striker Jamie Vardy scored two goals each in those two games.

In the 12th week, Chelsea won 3-0 at home to Leicester through goals from Chelsea Antonio Rudiger, N’Golo Kante, and Christian Pulisic.

This time, instead of serving Leicester at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea should also be able to win. However, if you look at their recent performance, it will be a little difficult to get the three points.

Estimated Line-up

Estimated Line-up

Chelsea (3-4-2-1): Mendy; Sarr, Rudiger, Azpilicueta; Alonso, Jorginho, Kante, James; Mount, Ziyech; Lukaku.

Coach: Thomas Tuchel.

Squad info: Chilwell (injured), Hudson-Odoi (injured), Christensen (doubtful), Silva (doubtful), Havertz (doubtful), Werner (doubtful).

Leicester City (4-2-3-1): Schmeichel; Justin, Evans, Fofana, Castagne; Tielemans, Dewsbury-Hall; Barnes, Maddison, Albrighton; Vardy.

Coach: Brendan Rodgers.

Squad info: Ndidi (injured), Pereira (injured), Bertrand (injured).

Head-to-Head and Performance

Head to Head and Performance

Head-to-Head in the Premier League

  • Meeting: 31
  • Chelsea win: 16
  • Goal Chelsea: 55
  • draw: 9
  • Leicester City win: 6
  • Goal Leicester City: 31.

Last 5 Meetings

  • 20-11-2021 Leicester 0-3 Chelsea (EPL)
  • 19-05-2021 Chelsea 2-1 Leicester (EPL)
  • 15-05-2021 Chelsea 0-1 Leicester (Piala FA)
  • 20-01-2021 Leicester 2-0 Chelsea (EPL)
  • 28-06-2020 Leicester 0-1 Chelsea (Piala FA).

Chelsea’s Last 5 Matches (S-K-S-M-S)

  • 29-04-22 MU 1-1 Chelsea (EPL)
  • 01-05-22 Everton 1-0 Chelsea (EPL)
  • 07-05-22 Chelsea 2-2 Wolverhampton (EPL)
  • 12-05-22 Leeds 0-3 Chelsea (EPL)
  • 14-05-22 Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool (Piala FA).

Leicester City’s Last 5 Matches (K-K-K-M-M)

  • 01-05-22 Tottenham 3-1 Leicester (EPL)
  • 06-05-22 Roma 1-0 Leicester (CL)
  • 08-05-22 Leicester 1-2 Everton (EPL)
  • 12-05-22 Leicester 3-0 Norwich (EPL)
  • 15-05-22 Watford 1-5 Leicester (EPL).