6am Chelsea news: Blues receive boost in hunt for Dortmund’s Christian Pulisic, Raheem Sterling allegedly racially abused at Stamford Bridge and club prepare Elseid Hysaj bid
CHELSEA ended Manchester City’s unbeaten start to the season at Stamford Bridge, but the match also saw racism allegations towards Raheem Sterling.
Read this and more gossip, plus all the latest transfer news, from Stamford Bridge.
RAHEEM: IT WAS RACISM
Met police officers travelled from London to Manchester to investigate allegations of racism after video footage emerged appearing to show a Chelsea fan scream “f****** black c***” at him.
BLUES BOOST IN PURSUIT OF PULISIC
Pulisic has made 15 Bundesliga appearances this season netting three times, and Chelsea have been linked with the American as a possible January transfer.
CHELSEA 2 MAN CITY 0
LADIES and gentleman, we have a title race.
It is on for Liverpool, out on their own after Manchester City’s first defeat of the season.
Last night was the battle of the false nines. Eden Hazard versus Raheem Sterling, then Riyad Mahrez, then Gabriel Jesus.
And until Hazard teed up N’Golo Kante for the opener, it was a battle City looked likely winners.
LUIZ RUNS THE SHOW
DAVID LUIZ had one of his best ever games in a Chelsea shirt as the Blues recorded a famous win against Manchester City.
See who else impressed – and who didn’t – for the Blues, with our full player ratings.
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WHAT a strange night for Eden Hazard.
Yes, it ended in a brilliant 2-0 win, three points and two assists for the Belgian – but for 80 minutes against Man City he was little more than a spectator.
Chelsea are preparing a £20million January swoop for Napoli right-back Elseid Hysaj.
Blues boss Maurizio Sarri managed the Albanian star at the Serie A club last season but was blocked from bringing him to Stamford Bridge in the summer.
PUTIN AN END TO IT
ROMAN Abramovich will be targeted by Brit spies in a drive to disrupt Russian leader Vladimir Putin, it was reported last night.
The Chelsea owner, a pal of Mr Putin’s, is one of six Russian oligarchs who will face new measures.
NO MOR NEEDED
CHELSEA need to cut their losses and flog Alvaro Morata, according to Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher.
The Spaniard missed a sitter against Fulham at the weekend – and not his first of what has been a difficult season so far.
CESC FABREGAS’ potential move from Chelsea to AC Milan may hinge on his wife Daniella Semaan.
The Serie A giants have been chasing the former Arsenal and Barcelona star, 31, for months and may have now found a secret weapon.