Chelsea fans in meltdown after Blues target admits he was club legends Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba

November 14th, 2019 by Olasunkanmi Ibikunle

Chelsea fans are already over the moon after Borussia Dortmund youngster Jadon Sancho admitted he looked up to Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba as a youngster.

The Blues faithful are dreaming of a front three containing England ace.

The former Manchester City academy star joined Dortmund in 2017 after a lack of first-team opportunities and has become one of the hottest prospects in Europe since featuring in his first Bundesliga match two years ago.

Manchester United, City and Liverpool have all been linked with a move for the winger, alongside Europe’s other footballing powerhouses, but Chelsea fans believe he may be set to make the move to Stamford Bridge next summer, report the Daily Express.

That is because of the comments made by Sancho in a recent interview with The Independent, in which he admits to have ‘looked up to’ Blues heroes Lampard and Drogba earlier in his childhood.

He said: “Ronaldinho was the main guy I used to watch on YouTube.

“But I liked Frank Lampard quite a lot and Didier Drogba when they were playing for Chelsea. They were the three players I looked up to.”

And, with Lampard now in charge at Stamford Bridge, the Chelsea faithful were convinced the remarks point to Sancho returning to London come June 2020.

One supporter tweeted: “WELCOME TO CHELSEA BRO.”

While another added: “Written in the stars. #Sancho2020.”

A third fan dreamed of the Blues’ forward line next season. They wrote: “Pulisic Tammy Sancho up front next season.”

Another of the Stamford Bridge faithful added: “Sancho has Chelsea written all over him.”

While a fifth supporter put: “Jadon Sancho wants a bit of Frank Lampard’s Chelsea and I can’t blame him tbh.”

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Callum Hudson-Odoi reveals exact words Frank Lampard used during one-on-one discussion to convince him to sign new contract at Chelsea

November 14th, 2019 by Olasunkanmi Ibikunle

Chelsea forward Callum Hudson-Odoi has revealed how Frank Lampard convinced him to renew his contract at Stamford Bridge.

After his 2018/19 campaign was marked by a contract stand-off, persistent links with a move to Bayern Munich and an injury that ended his season prematurely, Hudson-Odoi is certainly in a happier place right now.

And for that, a lot of the credit goes to Frank Lampard, who convinced the 19-year-old his future was with Chelsea.

So how many conversations with his new club manager did it take for Hudson-Odoi to be persuaded to sign a new contract?

“One! He believes in me, he wants me to play for him and he wants me to work hard,” explained Hudson-Odoi.

“They were the things you want to hear from a manager, that he believes in you and he has faith in you, that you can achieve a lot of stuff at the club.”

Not that Lampard indulges the prodigiously talented youngster. Far from it.

“He is hard on me,” said Hudson-Odoi.

“But it is in a good way because he wants me to keep getting better. When the manager is telling me stuff, I always want to listen and improve my game because I’m not there yet.”

The Chelsea winger has impressed under the guidance of Frank Lampard this season and is hoping to convince Gareth Southgate he is worthy of a place in the first eleven.

He is determined to gatecrash Gareth Southgate’s attacking party.

But with Sterling dropped and doubts emerging over Sancho’s form and fitness, Hudson-Odoi is sensing a chance to break up Southgate’s forward cabal, the Mirror report.

He said: “That is a motivation for me, definitely. Jadon is still young but they have done exceptionally well for a number of years.

“So when people say they are the best front three, for me it’s a motivation because I want to be one of them as well.

“I want to be around it and have people say… okay, there’s five of them now. I always try and push myself.”

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