Chelsea are getting ready for the go to of Manchester United on Monday night time, however have been handed a lift by the information that Hakim Ziyech will be a part of in the summertime.
The Blues introduced the deal on Thursday, with a payment of £33.4million agreed for the Ajax midfielder.
Ziyech will add depth to Chelsea’s attacking choices subsequent season, however the west London aspect are nonetheless available in the market for additional additions.
And Frank Lampard has been handed one other increase within the race to safe Champions League soccer, with UEFA taking the massive resolution to band Manchester Metropolis from European competitions for 2 years.
With that in thoughts, right here is all the most recent information from the final 24 hours.
Harm newest for Man United conflict
Each managers delivered press conferences forward of Monday’s Premier League conflict.
And each side are going through damage blows, with Frank Lampard and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer unable to welcome again any new gamers from damage
Manchester Metropolis banned
Manchester Metropolis have been banned from European competitors for the subsequent two seasons following “critical breaches” of Monetary Honest Play Rules.
The reigning Premier League champions have additionally been fined €30million (£25m) in consequence.
Nevertheless, the ban is topic to enchantment to the Court docket of Arbitration for Sport.
As anticipated, the information has not gone down effectively on the Etihad Stadium and the membership has claimed that they’re “disillusioned however not stunned” by the announcement.
Learn their full assertion right here.
The Blues introduced plans for a deal to usher in Hakim Ziyech from Ajax on Thursday night time.
In fact, Ziyech will not be arriving till the summer season and may have the prospect to shine in the course of the 2020/21 Premier League marketing campaign.
However what sort of participant are the Blues getting within the 26-year-old when he makes the transfer to Stamford Bridge in July?
Kepa Arrizabalaga is ready to be recalled by Frank Lampard for Chelsea’s Premier League recreation towards Manchester United on Monday night after impressing in coaching this week.
The pinnacle coach confirmed that he has already determined who would begin in objective for the necessary Premier League conflict at Stamford Bridge however was unwilling to publicly declare if it might be Kepa or Willy Caballero, who didn’t impress in his first league begin for a 12 months away to Leicester Metropolis two weeks in the past.
And Lampard additionally named two United stars who his aspect must be cautious of.
Lampard’s press convention additional – Tyson Fury and Love Island
Frank Lampard lined a variety of matters in his press convention on Friday, starting from Kepa and Caballero to Tyson Fury and Love Island (no, actually).
It isn’t the kind of factor you often hear about at when the world’s media collect to query a Premier League supervisor.
However the boss might solely snort when requested what his plans have been for the remainder of Valentine’s Day.
And one other query about boxer Tyson Fury’s upcoming struggle ensured a somewhat odd afternoon at Cobham.