THERE is a busy week ahead for Frank Lampard and Chelsea.
After an emphatic 5-2 win at Wolves on Saturday, the new Blues boss now looks forward to his European bow against Valencia at The Bridge – while they hope to tie down a star of the future.
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EDEN HAZARD and Thibaut Courtois want N'Golo Kante at Real Madrid, according a report for The Athletic.
The former Blues stars are hoping Zinedine Zidane can pull off a stunning transfer for the defensive midfield maestro.
Courtois and Hazard swapped Stamford Bridge for the Bernabeu in consecutive summers with Los Blancos linked with a move for Kante in 2020.
The Belgian star joined Real in 2018 for £38million, with Hazard completing his £150m move earlier this year.
HERE'S how Chelsea could line-up against Valencia…
KEPE ARRIZABALAGA has said he has complete faith in his young Chelsea defence as the Blues look for their first clean sheet of the season against Valencia.
The team lost David Luiz in the summer, leaving the Blues with an inexperienced central defence.
And Antonio Rudiger has only been able to complete 45 minutes of football due to the recovery of his knee problem.
“We have been scoring goals but we haven’t been able to get a clean sheet in the league yet this season,” Kepa said.
“At times you really work on that, really focus on trying get that clean sheet, not just the goalkeeper but the whole team but, yes, we haven’t been able to I the first five games of the season.”
BLUES youngster Ian Maatsen is set to follow the example of Billy Gilmour in signing a new long-term contract at Stamford Bridge.
The 17-year-old left-back arrived at Stamford Bridge from PSV Eindhoven last summer and was occasionally called up to train with Maurizio Sarri's senior team last term.
According to The Athletic, Frank Lampard has followed his predecessor by calling up the Dutchman to train with the first team following an injury to Emerson Palmieri.
FRANK LAMPARD says Chelsea’s talented youngsters will have to be “spot on” with their concentration when they make the step up in class to play in the Champions League.
The Blues are set to face the Spanish side and Ajax and Lille in the group stages when they return to the Champions League following a 12-month absence.
The manager said: “The different level can surprise you.
“The main thing is that the concentration levels throughout the game have to be spot on. It will be that focus. That is the main point.”
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