As they prepare to face the Hammers in the London derby, let’s take a look at the latest news featuring Chelsea from April 22, 2021:
Chelsea forward urged to join West Ham United
Tammy Abraham has been urged to leave the Blues after falling down the pecking order at Chelsea by former Hammers forward Carlton Cole.
Abraham has struggled to get playing time since Thomas Tuchel took over the managerial reins at Chelsea and has subsequently been linked with an exit.
Cole has admitted that Abraham would be the ideal person to challenge Michail Antonio and lead the line at West Ham United.
“If he was to come to West Ham, I’d welcome him with open arms. He would be the perfect person to lead that front line.
“We’ve got Michail Antonio there, who is a top player, but Tammy could come in and challenge for that place and that’s what West Ham need, there’s no one to challenge Antonio. Tammy would be perfect,” Cole said.
Boubacar Kamara opens the door for a move to Chelsea this summer
Versatile Marseille midfielder Boubacar Kamara has been linked with a move to Chelsea and a summer transfer could be in the offing, as per reports.
Reports in France claim that Tuchel likes Kamara and the player himself has said that he is ready to move elsewhere should an offer come by.
“I’d like to finish the season, there’s five games left. Then I’ll relax this summer and think about what’s next. What can convince me to stay? The sporting project. I’ve been a professional for four years, I’ve lived through pretty much everything here.
“I don’t know [about a move abroad] since I’ve been here since I was very small. I’ve never felt this desire to leave, but I think I’m ready to go pretty much anywhere with what I’ve lived at Marseille," Kamara said.
'Everyone at Chelsea is buzzing for Ziyech,' says Chilwell
Hakim Ziyech has turned out to be an important player for Chelsea under Thomas Tuchel in recent weeks, and his teammate Ben Chilwell has explained that an injury-free run has helped his cause.
Ziyech did not have the best of starts to his Chelsea career as he picked up an injury in pre-season and had a delayed debut.
After a few niggles earlier this year, Ziyech is now injury-free and playing at the level many fans expected him to be.
Chilwell emphasized the same and explained that the rest of the squad is happy for him.
“He has had a few niggles this season that unfortunately have not allowed him to get that rhythm, that flow of games. But he has scored some important goals for us in the Champions League, and another important goal which has got us to the cup final.
“Just seeing how much it meant to him after the semi-final was amazing. Everyone was buzzing for him to get that goal because he has had a difficult season with injuries, but he has come up trumps for us and played very well," Chilwell said.