HAPPY NEW YEAR, BLUES FANS!
The transfer window is open and that can only mean one thing. Speculation!
To kick us off, Chelsea have reportedly joined Manchester United in the race to sign Jadon Sancho.
The Borussia Dortmund star has been continually linked with a move back to the Premier League.
And according to CBS Soccer podcast Que Golazo, there are TWO possible destinations for the England international.
Chelsea are now keeping an eye on his situation in Germany and could dash United’s hopes of landing the 20-year-old.
But both clubs will have to wait until the end of the season – Dortmund are not considering a January sale of the star winger.
One man who did swap Germany for West London was Timo Werner and Frank Lampard WILL get the best out of the striker, according to Tony Cascarino.
The former Blues star believes a strike partner may be needed to boost Werner’s form.
He told talkSPORT: “It’s a bit like Michael Owen; Michael Owen without Emile Heskey was never going to be the same player.
“Michael was blisteringly quick but had not the greatest of touches, but he always fired goals when he had a big lad beside him to take the pressure off him.
“Werner is exactly the same to me; he is blisteringly quick, his touch is not exceptional, he’s technically not bad but not great… he can’t play centre-forward on his own.
“He just can’t, because he can’t lead a line or bring players into play. He has to play off the left side of someone.”
In sad news, former Chelsea manager Tommy Docherty passed away on New Year’s Eve at the age of 92.
The Blues stated their ‘sadness’ after he lost a long battle with illness.
Joining the club in 1961, he could not prevent relegation from Division One but revitalised the club and introduced the all-Blue kit scheme that remains today.
With a team dubbed ‘Docherty’s Diamonds’, he led Chelsea to a League Cup win and FA Cup final before leaving in 1967.