In our look at the latest Chelsea-related news stories from the media, Burnley manager Sean Dyche has pledged to support Danny Drinkwater in his bid to get his career back on track, Chelsea scouts are reportedly keeping a close eye on Brazilian midfielder Bruno Guimaraes and Roberto Di Matteo believes Frank Lampard will become a great manager.
These stories are samples pulled from external media sources. They do not represent the views or position of Chelsea Football Club.
Drinkwater given a reprieve by Dyche
TalkSport reports Danny Drinkwater will be given another chance by Burnley manager Sean Dyche after the midfielder was ruled out for two weeks due to injuries sustained in an incident at a nightclub in Manchester.
Drinkwater, who is on loan from Chelsea, held talks with Dyche about the incident earlier this week and the Clarets boss has pledged to support the former Leicester player in his bid to get his career back on track.
‘Sometimes people get in scrapes. He’s old enough and wise enough to know not to get in scrapes, but sometimes it happens,’ said Dyche.
‘He’s a player I had worked with before at Watford, quite a number of years ago, so I think I know a little bit about what he’s about.
‘He’s had a lot happen since then, of course, with a lot of good successes in his career so I think we want to get him back to that really.
‘This is just a bump in the situation. We want to make sure he gets back to being fully fit, playing well, the eye of the tiger that it takes to be a top player, which he has shown he can be.’
Chelsea scouts watching Brazilian youngster
The Sun reports Chelsea are keeping a close eye on rising Brazilian star Bruno Guimaraes with a view to signing him next summer after the end of the transfer ban.
According to the report, the 21-year-old was watched by Chelsea scouts for a fifth time on Thursday when he scored the only goal in Athletico Paranaense’s 1-0 win over Internacional in the first leg of the Copa do Brasil final.
‘According to GloboEsporte, Chelsea had club representatives "in the Athletico box" to watch the defensive midfielder in action,’ stated the paper.
‘Guimaraes has a release clause of £36million in his contract with the Brazilian team.
‘Shakhtar Donetsk, Inter Milan, Lille and Napoli have all been keeping tabs on the defensive midfielder. And it seems a move to Europe is imminent for Guimaraes, who broke into Athletico's first team last year.’
Di Matteo tips Lampard for managerial greatness
According to the Daily Mail, Roberto Di Matteo feels Frank Lampard is an excellent appointment by the club and he expects the former Blues midfielder to become a ‘great manager’.
Lampard was Chelsea’s on-field captain for our 2012 Champions League final victory under Di Matteo and the Italian believes he has the right characteristics to also find success as a coach at Stamford Bridge.
'Frank will become a great manager,' said the former Chelsea boss in an interview with the Athletic*.
'He is a very balanced guy – sensible, smart and incredibly hard-working. I think it's the right appointment for Chelsea because it brings everybody together.'
Di Matteo believes John Terry will eventually land a manager’s job as well.
'He's a guy who makes things easier for the manager,’ said Di Matteo of the current Aston Villa assistant manager..'He, too, will be there as a manager in the future. As a player he was writing down some of the sessions and he's now gained so much experience from the managers he's worked under.'
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