Here is Monday’s news and gossip concerning Chelsea:
Jose Mourinho engaged in a bust-up with Everton manager Roberto Martinez, after the Toffees defeated the Blues at the weekend, according to the Daily Mail.
The Special One was angry that Martinez was the first of the pair to take part in a press conference, as he felt he should have been allowed to go first due to the return journey back to London.
The Blues are interested in a surprising move for Manchester United goalkeeper Victor Valdes, according to the Daily Mirror.
Thibaut Courtois is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines, while Asmir Begovic’s form has come into question.
Branislav Ivanovic believes that the champions just need one win to get their season back on track, the Daily Mail report.
Mourinho’s men have collected four points from their opening five games, but the defender is backing them to recover.
“All you can do is work hard, get back on the winning way,” he said.
“One big win and things will change for Chelsea,” he added.
Arsenal are lining up a January move for Anderlecht starlet Youri Tielemans, according to Daily Express.
The Chelsea target will only be allowed to leave should the Belgian side receive £14.4m.
Finally, Steven Gerrard has revealed that he tried to convince Willian to join Liverpool before he completed his switch to Chelsea, the Daily Express report.
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