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2018 09 19 Retrieve
[Chelsea teen Ampadu signs new contract] Ethan has shown great potential and unbelievable maturity since arriving at Chelsea a year ago. In this short time he convinced a lot of people with his exceptional quality and mentality and we look forward to watching him develop into a key player for the club over the coming years
2019 05 22 Retrieve
[Chelsea goalkeeper Caballero signs new one-year contract] He has provided reliable back-up in that time and enjoyed some memorable performances, as well as helping us secure the FA Cup last season and reach the Europa League final later this month. He has also been a positive presence at the training ground, demonstrating dedication and professionalism every day and helping bring out the best in our first-choice goalkeepers. We are pleased to retain his services for the 2019-20 season
2019 06 08 Retrieve
[Eden Hazard completes €100m move to Real Madrid] Although it is with sadness we say goodbye to Eden and we made it absolutely clear to him the club wished him to stay, we respect the decision he has made to take on a new challenge in a different country and follow his childhood dream of playing for Real Madrid.
The memories he leaves us with will not fade. He provided all who watched Chelsea play with great entertainment and many match-winning contributions, and for that we thank Eden enormously.
He has been a model professional throughout his time at the club, a wonderful individual to have around and a joy to work with. We look forward to welcoming him back to Stamford Bridge in the future
2019 07 06 Retrieve
[Loftus-Cheek pens new five-year, £120k-a-week contract at Chelsea] We see Ruben as an important part of the squad for many years to come and we are very pleased he also considers his future to be with Chelsea. He is proof of the fantastic work being done in the Chelsea academy and in recent seasons has developed into a first-team regular and an England international. Under Frank Lampard’s leadership, we believe he will be a key player for Chelsea and we look forward to welcoming him back once he has recovered from his injury
2019 08 02 Retrieve
[Club director Marina Granovskaia on Claude Makelele who rejoins Chelsea as technical mentor] We are very pleased to welcome Claude back to Chelsea, where he made such an impact during five excellent years as a player.
His long and successful career on the field, added to his winning mentality and experience as a coach in recent years, make him the ideal person to pass on his expertise to our talented youngsters. He will be a valuable asset to both our academy and first-team coaching staff
2020 05 20 Retrieve
[Chelsea goalkeeper Willy Caballero says he feels blessed after the club activated their option to extend his contract] He has at times had to be patient and wait for opportunities but has still been able to make a positive contribution to the team, which is very much appreciated by the club. We look forward to him resuming his influence among the group once football is safe to return
2020 05 20b Retrieve
[Giroud scored Chelsea’s first of four goals against his former club in that Europa League final, which saw the Blues take down their London rivals Arsenal 4-1] It is clear to the club that Olivier continues to be a player we want in the squad, especially as we maintain the important balance between top-quality experience and the exciting young talent we have available, and his attitude when asked to play a supporting role has been exemplary. He is a proven trophy winner who we hope can help our new generation to become that too
2020 06 18 Retrieve
[Chelsea complete £47.5m Werner signing from RB Leipzig] We are very excited that Timo Werner has chosen to join Chelsea. He is a player who was coveted all over Europe and it is no surprise, he has that rare mix of being young and exciting and yet established and proven. We can’t wait to have Timo on board, but until then we wish him and RB Leipzig all the best for the rest of this season