PREMIER LEAGUE rivals are circling ever closer around Ruben-Loftus Cheek and Stamford Bridge faces partial closure over anti-Semitic incidents against Mol Vidi.
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THE RIGHT CALL
The Blues have struggled with the likes of Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud up front – but the England international has eight goals this season, more than the pair combined.
But Alvaro Morata is a major doubt with a knee injury.
The Cherries are keen to take the England international to the Vitality Stadium to boost their chances of European football next season.
BLUES GIVE RACE LESSONS
Certain supporters caught singing anti-Semitic songs will be offered the chance to learn the full impact of the ‘Y’ word on a no-holds-barred course designed to stop re-offending.
BRIDGE SHUTTING FEAR
CHELSEA face a partial stadium closure following anti-Semitic incidents against Mol Vidi.
Uefa are waiting for the delegate’s match report before deciding what to charge the Blues with and discriminatory chanting would almost certainly lead to some type of section closure.
BATSHU’S BACK ALRIGHT
MICHY BATSHUAYI is set for a January return to Chelsea after spending six months on loan with Valencia.
The Belgian has failed to impress bosses at the Spanish club and Maurizio Sarri may now need to decide whether to integrate him into his squad or loan him out again.
MOR TO COME
JORDI ALBA would like Barcelona to sign Alvaro Morata, despite the Spaniard disappointing in his 18-month spell at Stamford Bridge.
The Nou Camp has recently been awash with rumours that either the ageing Luis Suarez or the ill-disciplined Ousmane Dembele could be on their way out in the near future.
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THE CHEEK OF IT
Maurizio Sarri wants to keep young England star Loftus-Cheek but the Rossoneri are determined to shore up their midfield after a dismal Europa League exit to Olympiakos.
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.
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.
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