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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
Maurizio Sarri wants Chelsea to sign Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella, according to reports in Italy.
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
EDEN HAZARD and three of his Chelsea team-mates participated in a brilliant darts challenge ahead of the PDC World Championship which starts tomorrow.
Blues trio Willian, Jorginho and goalkeeper Willy Caballero also took on the challenge, with the losing pair facing a rather scary forfeit.
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.
FEKIR FITS BIL FOR BLUES
CHELSEA have reportedly joined Bayern Munich in the race for Nabil Fekir as the Blues seek reinforcement in their attacking line.
Fekir was on the brink of signing for Liverpool at the start of the season but the deal fell through due to a knee injury.
GIFT OF THE FAB
AC MILAN are stepping up their chase for Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas.
But before the Spanish midfielder makes the decision to leave the club, he handed out presents to sick children in hospital.
FAN WHO ABUSED STERLING DEFENDED THUG
A CHELSEA fan who screamed abuse at Raheem Sterling previously defended Blues supporters who shoved a black man off a train and sang racist songs, The Sun Online can reveal.
Colin Wing, 60, was caught on camera screaming from the stands at England ace Sterling during Saturday's Premier League clash with Manchester City.
EDEN HAZARD has revealed contract talks with Chelsea have stalled – opening the door for his dream move to Real Madrid once again.
The winger, 27, has just 18 months left on his current deal at Stamford Bridge and admitted he still has not decided on his future.
'TIME FOR A CHANGE'
CHELSEA have been given a boost in their pursuit of Christian Pulisic as the wide man has been told to leave Borussia Dortmund.
Former US international Alexi Lalas told claimed Pulsic should leave the German league, citing it is ‘time for a change'.
CESAR AZPILICUETA had a game to remember as Maurizio Sarri's men beat Pep Guardiola's Premier League champions 2-0.
And Azpilicueta’s stellar effort has now been backed up by official stats which reveal he made an incredible 13 tackles during the game.
CHELSEA are looking to offload forgotten star Victor Moses — but will demand a £12million fee for the former title winner.
Crystal Palace are thinking of moving for their former academy star with Fulham also monitoring the situation.
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