6am Chelsea news: Pulisic tug of war, Morata injury sparks headache and Vidi verdict
CHELSEA are queuing up with Prem rivals for Christian Pulisic – but an injury to Alvaro Morata has given Maurizio Sarri another sort of transfer headache.
Read this and more gossip, plus all the latest transfer news, from Stamford Bridge.
EUROPA LEAGUE VERDICT
ALVARO MORATA limping off injured in Chelsea’s dead rubber with Vidi is exactly what Maurizio Sarri did not want to see – and it leaves him with a bit of a headache.
Will it force his hand in the January sales, will he play Eden Hazard up front more? Read our verdict here.
VIDI 2 CHELSEA 2
STUNNING free-kicks from Willian and Olivier Giroud salvaged a point for Chelsea at Vidi tonight.
Having rested a hatful of first-teamers, the Blues set about completing their Europa League group stage with a sixth win out of six. Here’s how they fared.
BLUES IN FIERCE PULISIC FIGHT
The Mirror claims the Borussia Dortmund star is a wanted man after losing his place in Lucien Favre’s starting XI to Jadon Sancho.
BLUES BLAST ‘BRAINLESS’ FANS
Sections of the away support in Hungary for the dead rubber against Vidi were alleged to have chanted: “Barcelona, Real Madrid, Tottenham are a load of y***.”
ALVARO MORATA is set to start in a heavily-changed Chelsea XI against Vidi this evening.
The striker didn’t even make the bench for last weekend’s impressive 2-0 win over Manchester City.
BLUES HUNT BARE
The 21-year-old is widely regarded as one of the best young prospects in Serie A with a host of European teams tracking his progress.
CHECKOUT SCARY CHALLENGE
Blues trio Willian, Jorginho and goalkeeper Willy Caballero also took on the challenge, with the losing pair facing a rather scary forfeit.
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ALVARO MORATA has become a surprise target for Barcelona, as the Catalan giants look for cover for Luis Suarez.
The Blues striker has struggled for form and is reportedly unhappy at the club – but the ex-Real Madrid ace could be heading for the La Liga champions.
NIC OF TIME
CHELSEA will look to Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella and could sign him for £40million in January.
The Blues are willing to part with Cesc Fabregas, and will look for a younger replacement in the Italian international.
BRIDGE THE GAP
CHELSEA are ready to replace midfielder Cesc Fabregas with Barcelona’s Denis Suarez, according to reports.
Fabregas is believed to be closing in on a January switch to AC Milan after losing his place in the Blues first-team.
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