Here is Saturday’s news and gossip concerning Chelsea:
The Old Lady appear to have accepted the Blues’ bid which involved the Serie A side earning £62m and getting Oscar in exchange.
Asmir Begovic has backed Chelsea to recover from their shaky start in the Premier League, and catch Manchester City who are eight points ahead of them in the table, the Daily Express report.
“We need to improve, we know that. But we definitely will – we’ve got the quality and character to really push on and challenge for the title,” he said.
New signing Papy Djilobodji is hoping to impress as part of Jose Mourinho’s side, according to the Daily Mail.
The former Nantes man was a slightly surprising £3m arrival on deadline day, but vows to show what he can do during his time in the Premier League.
“I want to show all my qualities and skills not just to the manager and the players, but also to the supporters,” he said.
PFA chief Gordon Taylor has admitted that he is concerned about the number of Chelsea players currently out on loan, the Daily Express report.
The Blues currently have 33 players spread across Europe, and Taylor believes that it’s a worrying state.
“It’s a bit of a worry with so many Chelsea players out on loan. It’s almost a warehousing of players,” he said.
Finally, Eden Hazard is the highest rated Premier League player on FIFA 16, and the sixth highest in the world, according to the London Evening Standard.
Chelsea News and Gossip
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