Blue Mondays: Ready for The Villans

The Premier League returns on 11th September after an early international break in the new campaign.


Transfer Window Slams Shut:

The new month began with the Summer transfer window closing on August 31st.


Chelsea was a club involved until the very last hour, agreeing a late deal to sign Saúl Ñíguez from Atlético Madrid on a season-long loan.

The transfer will include an option to buy the midfielder in the following season, with the fee expected to be in the region of £30 million.


This brought a rather successful window to an end, with Chelsea thinning out their squad and making an overall profit.


Special Day for the Blues:

September 2nd 1905 saw the Blues play their very first league match at Edgeley Park in Stockport.


The game ended in a 1-0 defeat, marking the start of the great club that would follow. Just four days ago, this game was remebred by Blues fans worldwide on its 116th anniversary.


International Round Up:

The international break started with the news that we was all expecting, N’Golo Kanté had to withdraw from the French squad after picking up an injury against Liverpool.

The games played on September 1st brought a mixed bag of results for the Chelsea players that all got through unscathed.


The second round of international fixtures saw both Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner on the score sheet. The Chelsea frontmen were not alone, as Jude Soonsup-Bell was also a scorer for England U19s.


Other players that deserve a honourable mention are Mason Mount and Jorghino, who both excelled in their performances.

Villa at Home:

Chelsea return to league action on September 11th, as the Blues face Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge (5:30 kick-off BST).


Generally, Chelsea have a consistent home record against the Villans – with only 19 defeats in the 71 games that we have played against them.


Chelsea will be looking to improve on last years’ 1-1 draw. This should see Romelu Lukaku make his first home start since his return to the nation’s Capital.

(credit | Chelsea Football Club).

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Written by @ArmadilloBlue1.

Edited by Ryan Bellenie (@BellenieSport).

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