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Chelsea defensive duo formed by Gary Cahill and Andreas Christensen was involved in the World Cup Qualifiers Matchday 9 tonight.

The former was an unused subs for England against Lithuania as Red Lions’ manager Gareth Southgate rotated his squad having already qualified, while the latter – Andreas Christensen – played the full game in Denmark’s 1-1 draw against Romania. Then Christensen and Eriksen secured a pass for the playoff as their run for the World Cup goes on.

Also Antonio Rudiger featured in Germany 5-1 win over Azerbaijan: the defender was among the goalscorers tonight, after replacing Byern Munich injured centre-back Niklas Sule.

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Antonio Rudiger was among the goalscorers in the last home game of Germany against Azerbaijan.

The World Cup champions secured a comfortable 5-1 win and the Chelsea defender netted their 4th goal in the second half, after replacing Bayern Munich centre-back Niklas Sule, who suffered an injury during the clash.

Germany have already qualified for Russia 2018, as they are leading the table in the Group C with 30 points and 10 wins from 10 games.

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Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante limped off after 34th minute in the last 1-0 victory of France against Bulgaria last night, as the 25-year-old suffered a muscular injury.

And manager Didier Deschamps has confirmed Kante won’t feature in the next clash against Belarus: “It’s a muscular problem behind the thigh, – he said after the match – He will not be there Tuesday.”

“Kante and Rabiot pretty much swapped. You need balance. Kante has a very important role. Rabiot can play that role, but the output of N’Golo may have destabilised the team – though that doesn’t take anything away from Adrien.”

Antonio Conte faces a major injury blow considering N’Golo Kante’s massive impact with the Blues, anyway Danny Drinkwater is reportedly set to make his Chelsea debut and could replace his former teammate at Leicester City.

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Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante was a PSG’s target in the same summer when he joined the Blues.

Now that the Ligue 1 team have become one of the most desired squad in the world Kante insists that signing for Chelsea was the right choice that summer and it is still the right choice now.

Do I regret that I rejected the PSG?” – Kante told Le 10Sport “No. When I was in Leicester, I had opportunities, but my priority was to stay in the Premier League.

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After his positive message on the social media last Monday Chelsea star Alvaro Morata rises again hopes of a quick recovery from his hamstring injury.

The Spanish striker got injured in last weekend clash against Manchester City, suffering a grade II hamstring sprain.

But in this new video posted on social media the Blues forward, training on a stationary bike, seems set for a quick recovery: he could be fit enough to play against Crystal Palace next weekend, when Premier League will restart after the international break.

 

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Diego Pablo Simeone

Diego Costa has rejoined his former side Atletico Madrid after agreeing personal terms with the La Liga giants, in a deal with Chelsea worth around £58m.

And Los Colchoneros’ manager Diego Pablo Simeone told outlet Cadena Ser: “Last year we were close. I spoke a lot with him. If he had not made the effort this summer the transfer would not have been possible.”

“Of the players of his level he is the one for us. – Simeone added – Another one of that level or better and we would not be able to afford. Of all the players I have had he is the one that has surprised me the most. He brings together all the qualities of goals, workrate, effort and leadership.”

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Everton star Ross Barkley seems to be out of Ronald Koeman’s plans for this season after rejecting a move to Chelsea last summer on Deadline Day.

The Blues and Tottenham Hotspur are both set to fight over the England international midfielder when the transfer window reopens in January, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.

The midfielder is said to be preferring a move to the Spurs, but Chelsea manager Antonio Conte will reportedly try to persuade the 23-year-old, whose price-tag could be decreased.

 

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An important update while waiting for Crystal Palace v Chelsea clash on 14 October: the Eagles will probably be able to select one of their stars, Wilfred Zaha, for the clash against the Blues.

Zaha has not featured since the opening day of the season, a 3-0 home defeat by Huddersfield that he departed wearing a brace on his right knee.

Palace had one of the worst start in Premier League history, with 0 points and 0 goals scored in 7 games: manager Frank de Boer was sacked after only four games to be replaced by former England coach Roy Hodgson, but he couldn’t rise the Eagles form in the last three matches.

This is the main reason why Palace will be ready to give everything against Chelsea in the next fixture derby.

Zaha’s recovery from his knee injury, proved by a video the forward himself uploaded on his social media accounts, can be an additional boost for the clash against the Blues, with the striker set to be fully fit after joining the rest of the squad in training in these days of international break.

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Brazilian attacking midfielder Oscar admits he would like to return to Premier League and, in particular, to Chelsea.

The first eight games I played very well, then I had a League Cup game that I left, the team lost and it changed, Then Conte changed the team’s way of playing in a 3-4-3 and I didn’t play anymore, I didn’t have a position to play, because I’m a more offensive midfielder and then it changed a lot. So I decided to leave too, but I left the doors open”. – Oscar told Premier League Brazil – “I would go back! I’m still young, I’m still 26 years old. Who knows in two, three years I would return to the Premier League. I would be very happy. And preferably for Chelsea, who opened the doors for me, to return”.

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SkySports journalist Bryan Swanson confirmed earlier this morning that FIFA has definitively rejected Leicester’s request to sign Adrien Silva from Sporting Lisbon.

The former Premier League champions had targeted the Portugal international as a replacement for Danny Drinkwater, who left the club on Deadline Day to join Chelsea. A final decision from FIFA had been suspended due to a delay in forwarding documents and papers, provided to request an extra-time to complete the deal.

Chelsea managed to finalize a £40m deal to sign Drinkwater, while Leicester City failed to land Silva from Sporting CP for a few seconds.

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