Chelsea legend Lampard hangs up boots

Former West Ham, Chelsea, Manchester City midfielder Frank Lampard has announced his retirement from professional football. The former England international, who is best known for his time with Chelsea, left MLS side New York City FC in August following the expiration of his contract. The 38-year-old recently revealed that he had received multiple offers to play in England and abroad. However, he announced his retirement on his Facebook page today: “After 21 incredible years, I have decided that now is the right time to finish my career as a professional…

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Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard among top 10 biggest earners in MLS

The American Major League Soccer has boomed over the last couple of seasons. A series of big football stars opted to join the MLS, in part due to financial reasons. This week, the MLS Player’s Union released a report with the yearly wages of all the current MLS players. Orlando City’s and former AC Milan legend Ricardo Kaka leads the way with earnings of £4.95 million. Toronto FC’s and former Juventus player Sebastian ‘Mad Ant’ Giovinco is second with £4.94 million, with his team-mate Michael Bradley coming in third with…

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Chelsea news: Pogba reveals why he rejected move, and Pedro speaks about Mourinho

Here is Tuesday’s news and gossip concerning Chelsea: Blues target Paul Pogba has revealed that he rejected a £69m move to Stamford Bridge in the summer because it was not the right time to go, according to the Daily Express. The 22-year-old did hint that he may be on the move in January, however. “Why would I not stay? I didn’t have any motive to go, it wasn’t the right time,” he said. “Has a deal been struck with Barça in January? I don’t know, for now I’m at Juventus…

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Chelsea gossip: Defender’s exit confirmed by Jose Mourinho, while legend promises return

Here is Wednesday’s news and gossip concerning Chelsea: Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Filipe Luis is set to leave the club in the coming days, according to BBC Sport. The left-back moved to Stamford Bridge from Atletico Madrid last summer, but looks set to return to the La Liga side after the manager’s comments. “In this moment we need a left-back because I think we are selling Filipe Luis now or tomorrow,” he said. Cesar Azpilicueta has insisted that he is not concerned about Mourinho’s comments, according to the Daily…

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(Video) Frank Lampard tells fans he’s returning to Chelsea

Legendary midfielder Frank Lampard surprised a group of Chelsea fans attending a fan event in a New York sports bar this week by not only showing up, but delivering a most welcome message as well. The 37-year-old was serenaded with chants of “We want our Frankie back,” to which he replied “I’ll be back”. The news then brought a loud cheer from the attending fans, who will no doubt be rubbing their hands together with glee at the prospect of having him back at the club in a possible coaching…

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Arsenal gossip: Cech debut SET and £43m Higuain bid made

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Thursday’s biggest Arsenal news and transfer rumour roundup. New Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech, 33, is set to make first appearance for the Gunners in Singapore after Arsene Wenger named an almost full-strength squad for the Barclays Asia Trophy next week, The Guardian reports. Youngsters Daniel Crowley and Chris Willock have also been included in the travelling party. Arsenal’s signing of Cech could help the Gunners contend for the title, believes his former Chelsea team-mate Frank Lampard. Speaking to The Sun, Lampard has backed his former teammate to shine at the…

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Nemanja Matic hails three Chelsea midfield LEGENDS as making him the player he is

Chelsea star Nemanja Matic has paid tribute to three former Blues legends as helping turn him into the player he is today, the Daily Express reports. READ MORE: Chelsea News and Gossip Friday’s Chelsea news roundup Juventus interested in signing ANOTHER Chelsea winger The giant Serbian international first made the move to Stamford Bridge in 2009 in a £1.5m move from MFK Kosice, but a long term injury restricted him to making just two Premier League appearances. He then spent some time on loan with feeder club Vitesse Arnhem before…

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Steven Gerrard loses out to Manchester United legend in greatest Premier League midfielder poll

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard made his very last appearance for the club at Anfield against Crystal Palace on Saturday evening, and his side lost 1-3 after a miserable performance. His day will be tainted more by the fact that he lost out to former England team-mate Paul Scholes in a Sky Sports poll that chose the Premier League’s greatest ever midfielder. Gerrard was joined by Manchester City midfielder Frank Lampard and the former United duo of Roy Keane and Scholes as the four chosen candidates for fans to choose from. But despite…

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