Chelsea news: All the newest news from Stamford Bridge…
Saturday, September 23v
07:00: Alvaro Morata has shocked Andriy Shevchenko at how temporarily he has made an have an effect on at Chelsea.
Morata has made a right away have an effect on at Stamford Bridge, scoring 3 objectives and offering two assists in his opening 5 Premier League video games.
And Shevchenko, who continued a torrid time at Stamford Bridge after becoming a member of from AC Milan for a then report rate, predicts Morata and Eden Hazard to strike up a deadly partnership.
“They have found a very good player in Morata,” Shevchenko stated.
“I’ve been shocked that Morata has discovered the appropriate chemistry along with his workforce pals so temporarily.
”Of route he is aware of Pedro rather well and Hazard’s form of sport fits him rather well. Morata is excellent within the field and ratings a large number of objectives along with his head.”
06:00: Eden Hazard may well be the important thing to Chelsea strolling clear of Stoke with all 3 issues this afternoon, in line with Michael Owen.
Stoke have already confirmed arduous to overcome on the guess365 stadium with a win over Arsenal and a draw in opposition to Manchester United.
But former England global Owen believes Conte’s aspect may have an excessive amount of about them for the Potters with Hazard returning to the fold.
“The Britannia is a really tough place to go and I expect Antonio Conte to prepare his Chelsea side for a battle at the weekend,” Owen instructed BetVictor.
“The Blues have been electric away from home under the Italian, winning 7 of their last 8 PL games and with Eden Hazard returning to the starting XI should extend the run accordingly.”
05:00: Andrea Belotti has held talks with Torino over a brand new contract extension in the newest blow to Chelsea’s hopes of signing him.
Despite Alvaro Morata’s arrival in the summertime, Antonio Conte is reportedly nonetheless thinking about bringing Serie A hitman Belotti to Stamford Bridge.
The 23-year-old already has an £88.5million free up clause in his contract however Calciomercato declare an settlement may well be made to extend that rate.
04:30: Antonio Conte mentioned Kurt Zouma forward of Chelsea’s conflict with Stoke lately.
Zouma, on mortgage from the Blues, can’t play in opposition to his mother or father membership.
“For Kurt this season it is very important to play,” Conte stated.
“After a in reality unhealthy damage, now not easy, he broke his leg in a nasty means.
“For him this season it is important to, he’s enjoying rather well and this is a excitement to look him enjoying steadily. He can reinforce and will have compatibility extra.
“In this example, each determination I make the verdict with the membership, in combination.
“It is necessary to understand this. In this example, one of the best ways for him was once to ship him on mortgage and play steadily.
“He were given a protracted contract that suggests we agree with him. It was once necessary to ship him on mortgage.”
04:00: Antonio Conte has challenged Alvaro Morata to in reality step on top of things now that Diego Costa’s transfer to Atletico Madrid has been finished.
The Spain global has loved a just right begin to existence at Chelsea since his transfer from Real Madrid in the summertime with 3 objectives in 5 Premier League video games.
It was once at Real the place Morata was once annoyed with a loss of first workforce alternatives after re-joining the membership in 2016 from Juventus.
But Conte now believes the 24-year-old is able to be the lead guy at a best membership.
“I think for Alvaro it’s the right moment to have this situation, to be the striker in a great team,” Conte stated.
“Don’t put out of your mind along with his earlier reviews at Juventus and Real Madrid he performed however now not each sport, now not steadily. For this explanation why he’s on the proper age to have this duty.
“He is a superb participant, he’s an entire participant, technically robust, a just right chief, and he has a large number of room for development. Morata is 24 years previous this means that you may have chance to paintings with this participant for 10 years.”