In our look at the latest Chelsea-related news stories from the media, an analysis reveals Chelsea’s most valuable Academy graduates and RB Leipzig are applauded after taking an amusing Twitter dig at Tottenham Hotspur.
These stories are samples pulled from external media sources. They do not represent the views or position of Chelsea Football Club.
Tomori valued higher than other Academy graduates
According to an analysis produced by the Sun, Fikayo Tomori is Chelsea's most valuable English academy star, ahead of Callum Hudson-Odoi, Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham.
The paper says it teamed up with Carteret Analytics, a London-based investment company who work closely with football clubs around the world, on a detailed analysis of our Academy products which measured the monetary value of their contribution to increasing our probability of winning matches.
While the analysis was conducted across several leading Premier League clubs, the results at Chelsea proved quite surprising to the paper.
‘Hudson-Odoi, Mount and Abraham have arguably been the poster boys of Frank Lampard's youthful English revolution, but it is Tomori who brings the most to the side according to the detailed objective analysis,’ the report stated.
‘The 22-year-old has made 15 Premier League appearances and nabbed a goal in his breakthrough season at centre-back. It sees his Intrinsic Value at £43.3million.
‘Abraham is behind on £38.2m despite an impressive haul of 13 goals, midfielder Mount on £33m and right-back Reece James on £23.7m.
‘Hudson-Odoi has a value of just £18.1m. There is no figure for their team-mate Ruben Loftus-Cheek due to his lack of playing time.’
Leipzig aim amusing Werner dig at Spurs
According to TalkSport, Chelsea had extra reason to smile on Thursday after RB Leipzig posted an amusing tweet on Timo Werner’s upcoming move to Stamford Bridge which threw some shade on Tottenham Hotspur.
Following the announcement that the Blues had reached agreement with Leipzig to sign the striker, the Bundesliga side tweeted a video of Werner converting a penalty against Tottenham in this season’s Champions League with the following accompanying text:
‘We're sure Timo will fit in well at the Bridge, he already knows how to score against Spurs.’
‘The tweet got a huge response as it received over 43,000 likes and was retweeted nearly 13,000 times. And while there was plenty of moaning from Spurs supporters, most other fans appeared to enjoy it.
‘You’ve bodied spurs. Keep it up lads,’ said one fan.
‘We building a statue of the Leipzig admin outside the stadium,’ suggested another.
‘I can smell an affiliation coming soon,’ said one more.
And added an Arsenal fan: ‘This even we can get behind.’
Rodgers can’t guarantee Chilwell will stay
Brendan Rodgers feels Ben Chilwell can develop into one of the best left-backs in the world at Leicester City, but the manager accepts there are no guarantees the player will stay with the Foxes, the Guardian reports.
Chilwell has been heavily linked with a summer move to Stamford Bridge but Rodgers insists the England international has given no indication he wants to leave the club.
‘All you can ever do is create an environment where players will feel they can improve and develop, and enjoy their football,’ said Rodgers.
‘But I also recognise players may well look beyond Leicester City. I’ve never felt that with Ben. He’s a huge talent and for me he can be one of the world’s best left-backs.
‘He’s understanding here what it takes every single day, not just on a game day, and what it takes to be an elite player in terms of lifestyle and professionalism. ‘I can only see him getting better and he can get that here at Leicester, of course.
‘I think he’s shown that, particularly this season. I can say that, but of course players and agents may well have other ambitions for players. That’s not something you can always control.’