Chelsea news – Vialli: Chelsea World’s best, Injury update, Djourou: Blues will lose points

Vialli: Chelsea World’s best.

Former boss Gianluca Vialli reckons that the Blues are the best team in the world at the moment.

The Italian is Chelsea’s second most successful ever manager and Vital Chelsea reports that he believes the side are ready to conquer Europe: “They have a fantastic manager, who is also a great human being, great setup, fantastic players, they’re still very hungry for success even though they’ve won a lot in the last few years. I can see them being very successful this season. I can see them winning the Champions League because I think they thoroughly deserve it. They have been very close to winning it in previous seasons, it’s all about experience and luck sometimes. I think this year could be the right season for Chelsea.”

Injury update.

According to Vital Chelsea, Alex is back in light training and he should be on target to be back playing in three weeks.

With the Brazilian definitely ruled out of this weekend’s clash against Aston Villa and John Terry likely to miss out, there had been rumours that Jeffrey Bruma would be given his first league start. The Dutch international, however, picked up a hamstring problem whilst on duty with the Holland Under-21s. It has also been revealed that Philipp Prosenik faces a potentially long layoff. According to , the Under-18 prospect has a serious problem regarding damaged cartilage and could be out for around five months.

Djourou: Blues will lose points.

Arsenal defender Johan Djourou believes that his side can catch Chelsea in the race to be Premier League champions.

The Gunners are seven points behind the Blues and they recently suffered a 2-0 defeat against the reigning champions at Stamford Bridge. Djourou, however, is confident that his side can make up the deficit and he told Arsenal TV: “There is a long way to go in the Premier League. We are still in October and it’s just the beginning. It’s true we would rather be top than further down but things will happen and hopefully we can pick up points from now on.”

“If you look at last year we were 11 points behind (and we came back). We need to understand that the Premier League season is very long. Chelsea are going to drop points and so are we, so we just need to be focused on every single game and make the most of our chances.”

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