Salomon Kalou is one of the four players from 2012 Chelsea’s Champions League final starting XI to still stay active. However, fans might not be able to recognize him. The 3-7 year forward of Ivory Coast has taken to Instagram recently to show off his new bleach-blonde hair and bulked-up body as he signed for his 7th club.
After the long-term absence of N’Golo Kante was confirmed by Chelsea last Tuesday ahead of their clash with Brentford, with the Frenchman needing surgery on his hamstring, it throws a spanner in the works of Chelsea’s midfield options for the season, and beyond. It also means that Kante will miss France’s 2022 World Cup campaign, a bitter blow for him personally.
Since Chelsea signed Kante from Leicester after the Foxes’ 2016 title win, the Frenchman quickly established himself as one of the best central midfielders on the planet, playing a key role in helping Chelsea to domestic glory the following year, in which he was named “2017 Footballer of the Year” by the Football Writers’ Association, before winning the FA Cup in 2018 and the Europa League in 2019. He played an average of 3,077 minutes per season for Chelsea in the Premier League in his first three seasons at the club, making 105 league appearances by the end of the 2018/19 season. Continue reading ” SALOMON KALOU WORRIED ABOUT KANTE’S CONTINUED INJURIES”
According to the Mirror, Chelsea are ahead of rivals Manchester United in the race to sign Paris Saint-Germain football advisor Luis Campos. They are also acting on that interest by offering a huge deal to bring him to Stamford Bridge. The Blues are in a period of transition under the new American ownership. They sacked manager Thomas Tuchel last week, replacing him with Graham Potter. The club also has a vacant spot in the sporting director/advisor role as well. Co-owner Todd Boehly had to work as an interim sporting director in the summer.
Chelsea will begin their 2022/23 Premier League campaign with an away trip to Goodison Park as they face Frank Lampard’s Everton side on Saturday evening. Heading into the game, manager Thomas Tuchel does not have any major injury concerns, although exit-linked striker Timo Werner is a doubt due to a thigh issue.
According to Marco Conterio, Chelsea are preparing an official bid worth €60 million for Jules Kounde after being pushed back in the pursuit of Matthijs de Ligt. The French international has been on the Blues’ radar for over twelve months, and a move could finally materialise. Chelsea’s search for a solid central defender has become complicated on many fronts. Thomas Tuchel desperately needs new members in the defensive unit after losing Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen on free transfers to Real Madrid and Barcelona, respectively.
Tuchel wants a player who could balance the equation at the heart of the Chelsea defence, as he cannot go into the season with his current options. The German manager has chased Kounde as his primary target for over a year, and Chelsea could return to Sevilla with an offer. After much deliberation, the Blues started the summer transfer window by enquiring about Kounde before switching their attention towards Juventus’s Matthijs de Ligt. The turn of focus occurred after Chelsea were unwilling to match Sevilla’s asking price for the Frenchman and the fact that Barcelona emerged as favourites to sign him. Continue reading ” CHELSEA READY OFFER TO SIGN SEVILLA DEFENDER JULES KOUNDE”
Salomon Kalou started his football career at Feyenoord who are one of the biggest clubs in the Netherlands. He spent his youth career at ASEC Mimosas in Ivory Coast before starting his professional football career at Dutch club Feyenoord.
Kalou spent three years at Feyenoord before moving to the Premier League in 2006. During his time at Feyenoord, the forward scored 35 goals in 69 league games. He joined Chelsea from Feyenoord and went on to spend six years at Stamford Bridge. Salomon Kalou won eight trophies during his time with Chelsea until his exit in 2012. Continue reading “KALOU: CLUB CAREER IN FOCUS”
The Ivorian senior national team don’t need a major overhaul according to Salomon Kalou. The former Hertha Berlin and Chelsea attacker made this known in a chat with BBC Sport Africa. Salomon Kalou advised the Ivory Coast Football Federation (FIF) not to throw away all the good things achieved, but improvements can be made on the areas that are lacking.
Salomon Kalou is a former Ivory Coast senior national team player. He was part of the squad that won a second African Cup of Nations (AFCON) title at the 2015 edition in Equatorial Guinea. The Ivorians played out a goalless draw with Ghana at the end of 120 minutes before they triumphed via a 9-8 scoreline on penalties. Continue reading “MAJOR OVERHAUL NOT NEEDED –KALOU”
Salomon Kalou believes that Ivory Coast have what it takes to win the 2023 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament as hosts. The former Chelsea and Hertha Berlin forward backed the Ivorians for the 2023 AFCON tournament while speaking on Sports TV channel SuperSport last week Tuesday.
Former Ivory Coast national team attacker Salomon Kalou was in the Super Sport TV studios to conduct the draw for the 2023 AFCON qualifiers alongside South African football legend Lucas Radebe. Kalou is adamant that his country has the quality of players required to win the AFCON tournament next summer. Continue reading “IVORY COAST BACKED FOR 2023 AFCON”
Salomon Kalou has reacted to former Chelsea teammate Ashley Cole after he joined Frank Lampard at Everton. Shortly after Everton appointed Chelsea legend Frank Lampard as their new manager, the former Blues midfielder requested for the addition of ex-Chelsea and England teammate Cole to his coaching staff.
Ashley Cole previously worked with the Chelsea Academy occasionally before he was confirmed as an Everton coach at the start of last month. He’s also an assistant manager in the England u-21 national team set-up. Continue reading “COLE: KALOU REACTS TO EVERTON JOB”
As long as you’re a football fan and you follow the English Premier League a lot, you won’t need to be told that Chelsea are going through a patchy phase and are currently not in the firm they were this time last season. The Blues are currently out of form and it has had a huge toll on their season so far. For a side that were crowned the UEFA Champions League title and named the best team in Europe at the end of last season, they had only one job under Thomas Tuchel this season and that was to continue their blistering form to see if they can win the English Premier League title this season.
It was looking quite like the Blues would be strong challengers for the League title after the first few games of this season. They were battling toe-to-toe against Liverpool and Manchester City and were giving the Reds and the Cityzens a run for their money. But after a couple more games into the season, things began to go downhill for Tuchel and his men. Although they have suffered only a few number of defeats this season, they have drawn a lot of games and it has affected their position in the league table. Continue reading “KALOU INSISTS CHELSEA MUST TURN THEIR FORTUNES AROUND”