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CHELSEA wrapped up a 6-0 win over Barnsley as Kai Havertz made a huge statement with a brilliant hat-trick.

And there was more good news for the Blues as Edouard Mendy signed a contract, with an announcement set for the morning.

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  • Josh Graham 's avatarJosh Graham

    RUD NOT TO

    Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly interested in signing Chelsea's outcast defender Antonio Rudiger.

    The German centre-back has slipped to FIFTH choice under Frank Lampard after Thiago Silva's arrival.

    And the French champs have 'expressed interest' in signing the 27-year-old – with a season-long loan most likely according to RMC and The Telegraph.

    Rudiger has two years left on his existing deal.

  • Josh Graham 's avatarJosh Graham

    HAV A GO SON!

    Chelsea's Kai Havertz has been snapped practicing his shooting at Cobham.

    The £72million midfielder announced himself at the Blues with a first senior hat-trick against Barnsley in the week.

    The 21-year-old opened his Chelsea account in some style to help Frank Lampard's side progress to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup, where they will face Spurs.

    Will he be able to recreate his heroics in the Premier League against West Brom on Saturday?

  • <a href='https://whiplrpedia.com/?man=sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a> 's avatar<a href='https://whiplrpedia.com/?man=sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a>

    PREDICTED XI

    Frank Lampard is set to hand Chelsea Premier League debuts to Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell as the Blues travel to West Brom on Saturday.

    Chelsea have been on an impressive spending spree this summer, but Lampard, 42, hasn't yet been able to field all of his new recruits.

    But while he confirmed that Hakim Ziyech remains unavailable with a knee injury, the Blues were bolstered by Silva and Chilwell's inclusions against Barnsley in the mid-week EFL Cup clash.

    And Lampard has confirmed that both are fit enough to start as Chelsea look to get back on track in the Premier League after their humbling defeat to Liverpool last weekend.

    One new boy that won't feature, however, is £22million recruit from Rennes Edouard Mendy – with Lampard confirming that the 28-year-old isn't ready yet after a hectic week.

  • <a href='https://whiplrpedia.com/?man=sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a> 's avatar<a href='https://whiplrpedia.com/?man=sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a>

    TOUCH N'GO

    Chelsea star N'Golo Kante is “open” to reuniting with former boss Antonio Conte at Inter Milan this summer, according to reports.

    But the Italian giants must first raise money through player sales to afford the Blues' £46million asking price.

    Kante and Conte worked together at Stamford Bridge during the latter's two-year reign in West London – winning the Premier League and FA Cup along the way.

    And according to Gazzetta, Conte believes that bringing the Frenchman to Italy could be the final piece in the jigsaw when it comes to ending Juventus' dominance and winning the Serie A title this season.

    Kante, 29, has started both of Chelsea's opening two Premier League matches this term.

    But Inter are confident that the Blues will sell if offered £46m.

  • <a href='https://whiplrpedia.com/?man=sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a> 's avatar<a href='https://whiplrpedia.com/?man=sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a>

    SPURS UP FOR CUP

    Chelsea will play Spurs in the next round of the Carabao Cup next week after Jose Mourinho's side were awarded the tie.

    They were due to play Leyton Orient before the match had to cancelled due to coronavirus positives among the O's squad.

    The East London club were forced to forfeit the tie as a result and Chelsea will play them on Tuesdayl.

  • <a href='https://whiplrpedia.com/?man=sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a> 's avatar<a href='https://whiplrpedia.com/?man=sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a>

    CHELSEA FIXTURES

    Here are the Blues' next five games in all competitions.

  • <a href='https://whiplrpedia.com/?man=sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a> 's avatar<a href='https://whiplrpedia.com/?man=sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a>

    NOT SO STICKY RICE

    Declan Rice is pushing for a transfer to Chelsea, according to reports.

    But West Ham are insistent they will not sell the England star.

    According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, the Hammers vice-captain is keen to get a move back to Chelsea.

    There is a suggestion that Rice's agent is already in negotiations with the Stamford Bridge club over a potential move with the two clubs close to beginning talks.

    However, SunSport understands there still has been no official bid put in from any club for the Three Lions international as of yet.

    Rice, 21, was released by the Blues at the age of 14 before making the switch across London, where he has made 111 first-team appearances.

  • <a href='https://whiplrpedia.com/?man=sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a> 's avatar<a href='https://whiplrpedia.com/?man=sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a>

    S-AIN'T OUT OF OUR REACH

    Southampton have entered the race for Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

    But Ralph Hasenhuttl faces some competition to bring in the 24-year-old with another SEVEN clubs sniffing around.

    Loftus-Cheek has fallen way down Frank Lampard's pecking order and is said to be considering his future.

    Kai Havertz, Christian Pulisic and Mason Mount are all ahead of Loftus-Cheek in the pecking order

    And according to The Athletic, Southampton want to bring him down to the south coast on loan.

    It's not surprising Southampton are looking for additions having lost their opening two games of the Premier League season.

  • <a href='https://whiplrpedia.com/?man=sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a> 's avatar<a href='https://whiplrpedia.com/?man=sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a>

    ICYMI – EXCLUSIVE

    Chelsea are ready to send gaffe-prone Kepa out on loan – after landing Rennes keeper Edouard Mendy as their new first-choice.

    Stamford Bridge legend Petr Cech, who himself joined the Blues from the French club, was key in identifying the Senegalese 28-year-old as the new Chelsea gloveman.

    And while Chelsea insisted no decision has yet been taken on Kepa’s future, it is understood that Frank Lampard will assent to the Spaniard leaving on loan before next month’s deadline.

    Kepa, 25, has struggled to live up to the world record £71m fee Chelsea paid Athletic Bilbao to land him as Thibaut Courtois’ replacement in 2018.

    He fell out of favour last term after a series of high-profile errors before the lockdown.

  • John Hutchinson 's avatarJohn Hutchinson

    GOOD MORNING CHELSEA FANS

    Declan Rice is pushing for a transfer to Chelsea, according to reports.

    But West Ham are insistent they will not sell the England star.

    According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, the Hammers vice-captain is keen to get a move back to Chelsea.

    There is a suggestion that Rice's agent is already in negotiations with the Stamford Bridge club over a potential move with the two clubs close to beginning talks.

    However, SunSport understands there still has been no official bid put in from any club for the Three Lions international as of yet.

    Meanwhile, Arsenal are reportedly lining up a shock bid for Chelsea vice-captain Jorginho.

    Sky Sports claim the midfield playmaker, 28, has emerged as an alternative to Lyon’s Houssem Aouar and Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey.

    Arsenal are now believed to be weighing up an audacious approach after already landing Willian on a free transfer from their capital rivals.

    However, Lampard sees Jorginho as an important part of his squad.

    In other news, Barcelona are reportedly lining up a surprise swoop for Chelsea outcast Antonio Rudiger.

    The defender is said to be unhappy at Stamford Bridge having failed to make an appearance in the early weeks of the season.

    German publication Kicker and Spanish newspaper Sport both believe Barcelona have Rudiger in their sights.

  • Joe Miles 's avatarJoe Miles

    ED IN THE GAME

    Chelsea new boy Edouard Mendy has revealed his lifelong love for the Blues.

    Speaking on the club website, the goalkeeper said: “I've been a Chelsea supporter since I was little. I adore this club.

    “When I was 12 I had the chance with a past club I played for to go to Brighton, and we watched a match.

    “I thought English football was amazing.

    “We went into shop and I saw the Chelsea shirt, this was about 2003 when Ranieri was the manager, and I brought this shirt. So I've always liked this club.”

  • Joe Miles 's avatarJoe Miles

    EXCLUSIVE

    Chelsea are ready to send gaffe-prone Kepa out on loan – after landing Rennes keeper Edouard Mendy as their new first-choice.

    Stamford Bridge legend Petr Cech, who himself joined the Blues from the French club, was key in identifying the Senegalese 28-year-old as the new Chelsea gloveman.

    And while Chelsea insisted no decision has yet been taken on Kepa’s future, it is understood that Frank Lampard will assent to the Spaniard leaving on loan before next month’s deadline.

    Kepa, 25, has struggled to live up to the world record £71m fee Chelsea paid Athletic Bilbao to land him as Thibaut Courtois’ replacement in 2018.

    He fell out of favour last term after a series of high-profile errors before the lockdown.

  • Joe Miles 's avatarJoe Miles

    FEELING BLUE

    Chelsea's squad do not have much time to reminisce over their stunning midweek win.

    It's straight back to business for Frank Lampard's side ahead of this weekend's fixture.

    The Blues will take on West Brom this Saturday – with kick-off at 5:30pm.

  • Joe Miles 's avatarJoe Miles

    HAV A LOOK

    Kai Havertz was the star of the show for Chelsea as they thumped Barnsley 6-0 on Wednesday.

    The talented 21-year-old proved his potential as he chipped in with a hat-trick.

    He thrived after being deployed in the No10 position for the Blues.

    Chelsea have now used a heatmap to show the impact he made in and around the 18-yard box.

  • Joe Miles 's avatarJoe Miles

    DEC DECIDE

    Declan Rice is pushing for a transfer to Chelsea, according to reports.

    But West Ham are insistent they will not sell the England star.

    According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, the Hammers vice-captain is keen to get a move back to Chelsea.

    There is a suggestion that Rice's agent is already in negotiations with the Stamford Bridge club over a potential move with the two clubs close to beginning talks.

    However, SunSport understands there still has been no official bid put in from any club for the Three Lions international as of yet.

  • Joe Miles 's avatarJoe Miles

    NOT A KEEPER

    Chelsea have reportedly received a loan offer for Kepa Arrizabalaga from a club in Italy.

    Football insider ExWHYemployee, as cited by the Express, revealed Chelsea have the chance to offload the struggling star.

    He tweeted: “Chelsea news: A club from Italy has submitted a loan move for Kepa.

    “Although it is not confirmed, the club is thought to be Roma.”

    Kepa added another howler to his tally as he gifted Sadio Mane his goal during the 2-0 defeat to Liverpool.

    And his No1 spot is in doubt following the arrival of Edouard Mendy.

  • Joe Miles 's avatarJoe Miles

    CHEEKY TIME

    Southampton are interested in signing in Ruben Loftus-Cheek, according to talkSPORT.

    The Saints want the 24-year-old as a replacement for former captain Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

    He has fallen out-of-favour under the management of Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge.

    Dean Smith's Aston Villa side are also in the running to sign him.

  • Joe Miles 's avatarJoe Miles

    ON THE MEND

    Edouard Mendy's arrival will not pressurise Kepa Arrizabalaga because he isn't a household name, claimed John Barnes.

    Before Mendy sealed his switch to Stamford Bridge, Barnes told BonusCodeBets: “With the new goalkeeper [Mendy] expected to join Chelsea this week, this won't put too much pressure on Kepa for the number one spot.

    “Edouard Mendy isn't exactly a household name that a lot of people know about so he will immediately be under pressure if they put him straight in.

    “If Chelsea were to sign Jan Oblak or Manuel Neuer, they can put him in straightaway and if he makes a mistake, fans would let it slide as they know he is a top goalkeeper.”

  • Joe Miles 's avatarJoe Miles

    FEELING BLUE

    David James has claimed that Kepa has been “hung out to dry” by Chelsea.

    The former goalkeeper told talkSport: “I don't think Kepa's had the protection at Chelsea, I think he's been hung out to dry.

    “If he doesn't do something right, it's wrong and he gets absolutely lambasted by everybody.

    “In the end you have to look at yourself to see what you can do, but it's also about whether you've got the environment.”

  • Joe Miles 's avatarJoe Miles

    SWIPE RIGHT?

    Long before dating, marriage and kids, everyone has their first love… football.

    And with dating apps all the rage, it's sometimes tough to hide that first love from potential partners.

    Whether sharing a snap from inside a stadium, wearing your club's kit in a picture or even mentioning your avid fandom in your bio, it's easy for would-be suitors to find out who you support.

    And apparently, fans of certain clubs have more luck with the opposite sex than others, according to a study by compare.bet.

    Let's take a look…

  • Joe Miles 's avatarJoe Miles

    LOFTY AMBITION

    Ruben Loftus-Cheek is wanted by as many as EIGHT clubs – including West Ham and Aston Villa, according to reports.

    The 24-year-old midfielder has fallen way down Frank Lampard's pecking order and is said to be considering his future.

    Loftus-Cheek, who has been left out of Lampard's past two matchday squads, is being targeted by clubs at home and abroad, say The Telegraph.

    Dean Smith's Villa side have shown a keen interest – and are also looking at Loftus-Cheek's team-mate Ross Barkley.

    But West Ham would give Loftus-Cheek an opportunity to stay in London.

  • Joe Miles 's avatarJoe Miles

    JOR DROP

    Arsenal are reportedly lining up a shock bid for Chelsea vice-captain Jorginho.

    Sky Sports claim the midfield playmaker, 28, has emerged as an alternative to Lyon’s Houssem Aouar and Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey.

    Jorginho has scored ten goals in 100 games for Chelsea following a £50million move from Napoli in 2018.

    But his association with former boss Maurizio Sarri has seen him divide opinion amongst Blues supporters.

  • <a href='https://whiplrpedia.com/?man=sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a> 's avatar<a href='https://whiplrpedia.com/?man=sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a>

    MOST VALUABLE SQUADS

    Liverpool have the highest-valued squad in the world, but Bayern Munich are only sixth.

    Chelsea, meanwhile, are in fourth.

    Here is a list of how all the world's biggest clubs fall on a table of squad value.

  • <a href='https://whiplrpedia.com/?man=sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a> 's avatar<a href='https://whiplrpedia.com/?man=sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a>

    BY JORG

    Arsenal are weighing up a bid for Chelsea midfielder Jorginho, according to reports.

    Mikel Arteta has so far struggled to get either Houssem Aouar or Thomas Partey through the door.

    The Spaniard sees a defensive midfielder as the key cog in finally getting to play 4-3-3.

    Jorginho appears to be down the pecking order at Chelsea, with Frank Lampard preferring N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic in midfield.

    And he could follow the Blue exodus to the Emirates, much like David Luiz and Willian.

    Sky Sports claim the Italian international is on the list of top Arsenal targets.

  • <a href='https://whiplrpedia.com/?man=sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a> 's avatar<a href='https://whiplrpedia.com/?man=sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a>

    MORE ON RUDIGER

    Barcelona are reportedly lining up a surprise swoop for Chelsea outcast Antonio Rudiger.

    The defender is said to be unhappy at Stamford Bridge having failed to make an appearance in the early weeks of the season.

    And, with Frank Lampard admitting the player could soon leave, reports have emerged of a possible destination.

    German publication Kicker and Spanish newspaper Sport both believe Barcelona have Rudiger in their sights.

    The centre-back, 27, is seen as an alternative to Manchester City starlet Eric Garcia, who wants to return to Spain.

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