• Antonio Conte told me I was too attack-minded for his style, claims Chelsea outcast Baba Rahman

    Antonio Conte told me I was too attack-minded for his style, claims Chelsea outcast Baba Rahman

    Baba Rahman claims he left Chelsea on loan after being told he was too attack-minded by new manager Antonio Conte.

    The Ghana international, who previously played for Augsburg, has returned to Germany  for a season-long loan with Schalke.

    ‘Chelsea manager Antonio Conte told me that he wants his team to be very defensive, but I am a rather offensive full back,’ Rahman told Ruhr Nachrichten.

    ‘So I would have had very little playing time. Conte advised me to leave on loan. We will […]

  • Rahman loan indicates Chelsea are set to change formation

    Rahman loan indicates Chelsea are set to change formation

    Loan moves away from Chelsea have become increasingly frequent in recent years. As many as 37 left the club temporarily last season and already 15 have departed during the current transfer window.

    While the majority of loanees tend to be young players, sent elsewhere to benefit from regular playing time, the latest leaver was, surprisingly, a first-team squad member.

    Baba Rahman only joined the Stamford Bridge side in a ¬£17m deal from Augsburg last summer, but has returned to the Bundesliga just […]

  • Baba Rahman ready to leave Chelsea on loan with defender close to switch to German side Schalke 04

    Baba Rahman ready to leave Chelsea on loan with defender close to switch to German side Schalke 04

    The Ghana international cost Chelsea more than £20million when he arrived from Augsburg 12 months ago but he made only 15 appearances in the Premier League.

    Ola Aina, the England Under-21 international, played left-back for Chelsea on Wednesday in Pasadena when they beat Liverpool 1-0 and Antonio Conte is happy for Rahmann to leave.

    Rahmann, who has four years remaining on his contract, has found opportunities hard to come by and his situation will not change under the new Italian head coach.

    The […]