American international Christian Pulisic, regarded as one of the hottest properties in European football, signed for Premier League side Chelsea for a reported fee of $74 million from Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday.
New Fulham manager Claudio Ranieri intends to “tinker clever” as he seeks a winning formula to preserve the west London club’s Premier League status.
Former England and Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole has announced his retirement from football on Tuesday bringing the curtain down on a 20-year professional career.
Alvaro Morata scored twice as unbeaten Chelsea climbed to second in the Premier League with a 3-1 victory against Crystal Palace on Sunday.
Chelsea reached the League Cup quarter-finals thanks to two own goals in a 3-2 win over second-tier Derby County on Wednesday as Frank Lampard’s return to his former club ended in disappointment.