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Chelsea morning headlines as Reece James makes Liverpool admission and Lamptey on Blues transfer

Here are your Chelsea headlines for the morning of Friday November 13.

Impact Chelsea signings compared to that of Alisson Becker and Virgil Van Dijk

John Barnes has likened the impact of Edouard Mendy and Thiago Silva at Chelsea to that of Alisson Becker and Virgil van Dijk when they first arrived at Liverpool.

Mendy and Silva arrived at Stamford Bridge over the summer and have strengthened the Blues’ defence which shipped no fewer than 54 goals last term. Currently, Frank Lampard’s side have conceded just once in their last six outings in all competitions.

“Both Thiago Silva and Mendy have given the Chelsea team confidence. Regardless of their ability, they have come in and settled everyone’s nerves,” Barnes told BonusCodeBets .

“Like when Virgil van Dijk and Alisson came to Liverpool a few seasons ago. They are great players, but everyone became more confident because of their presence and given the whole squad a sense of security and they are showing what they can do.

“Thiago [Silva] has that same presence at the back for Chelsea and you can see what it has done for the other defenders alongside him.

“Saying that they have still given opportunities for teams to score, the likes of Burnley, so they haven’t necessarily turned a corner and won’t be winning every game. They are certainly moving in the right direction and made a lot of improvements.”

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Tariq Lamptey reveals key reasons for leaving Chelsea for Brighton

Brighton right back Tariq Lamptey has spoken about his reasoning for leaving Chelsea for the Amex Stadium where he has thrived this season.

The 20-year-old made three first team appearances for the Blues, but left Stamford Bridge for Brighton in January where he has been installed as a key first team figure under Graham Potter, catching the eye of many for the Seagulls.

“I’m an ambitious…

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