Injury-prone Chelsea star not losing hope of reigniting his football career

Chelsea star Charly Musonda has promised an update on his long-term future soon and for now, will ‘continue to work in silence’ at Stamford Bridge.

He was once regarded as the Blues’ brightest young prospect, netting on his full debut for the west Londoners at the age of 20.

But the Belgian midfielder has endured an injury-hit two seasons, playing just four times in that period as a result of a knee injury that at one point left Charly’s career in doubt.

The youngster was pictured in training with the first team during the summer but was left out of both the Champions League and Premier League squad by Thomas Tuchel.

With his future at Chelsea uncertain, the playmaker has now spoken out on social media, thanking supporters and vowing to return stronger than ever.

‘Hey guys, I am fully fit and have been training, an announcement on my future is coming very soon,’ Musonda wrote on Instagram.

‘No one can stop someone who never gives up, I will be back at the top level, for now I can continue to work in silence and gain momentum, with my belief intact always, thank you for the support.’

£35m transfer flop reflects on his unsuccessful Chelsea career

Chelsea loanee Danny Drinkwater has described his Stamford Bridge career as a ‘shambles’ and he’s looking at ‘getting the enjoyment of football back’ in the latest loan stint at Reading in the Championship.

The 31-year-old midfielder moved to the Blues from Leicester City back in 2017 for a huge £35 million fee, but things haven’t worked out for him at all in the British capital.

The player has made just 23 appearances across all competitions for the west Londoners, with only 12 of them coming in the PL.

He has spent stints on loan at Burnley, Aston Villa, Turkish Super Lig side Kasimpasa and now Reading, where he’s hoping to reignite his career as Danny is now in the last year of his Chelsea deal and his professional career appears to be on the line.

‘Can I paint a picture? No. It’s been a shambles,’ he told talkSPORT of his Blues career. ‘It’s football, it’s never straightforward, it’s never simple. I’m just excited for the new challenges.

‘I need to [kick-start my career]. I’m more excited about this than I have been for a few years now, especially how my career’s panned out.

‘Games, getting the enjoyment of football back, then going from there. A few have slid away, I’ve made mistakes, I’ve not played.

‘I’m in the last year of my contract, so there’s more than just football riding on it. I’ve got other things.’

Danish star set for fresh Chelsea contract with bumper pay rise

Andreas Christensen has reportedly earned himself a new deal at Chelsea after becoming a regular in the German manager Thomas Tuchel’s impressive side at Stamford Bridge.

The 25-year-old star made his Chelsea debut seven years ago and has been in and out of the team since then, seemingly coming close to leaving the side in the 2020 January transfer window.

However, Andreas has found a place under Thomas, starting four Premier League matches and Chelsea’s one match in the UEFA Champions League already this campaign.

Tuchel quickly identified the Danish as a player he liked when he arrived in West London in January, handing the star 10 league starts in the second half of the term.

He is now in the final year of his Chelsea contract, but he is set to be given a new one, with The Sun stating that it’ll be significantly improved, stepping up to around £120,000 per week from his current pay of £78,000 per week.

The same report also says that Chelsea were happy to renew Christensen’s deal last year, but only saw him as a roster player and offered the centre-half less money to pen a new contract.

But now, after Christensen helped them to UCL glory last season and is a key part of their PL title challenge this time around, he’s being offered a pay rise.