Here are your latest football.london Chelsea morning headlines on Sunday, December 19.
Chelsea vs Wolves still on despite COVID-19 concerns
The Blues’ Premier League clash with Wolves this afternoon is still set to go ahead as COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on the fixture list.
Five Premier League games have already been cancelled this weekend, most recently Aston Villa vs Burnley, which was called off just hours before kick-off due to an increased number of positive COVID-19 tests in the Villa squad.
The Premier League have stated that the four remaining games this weekend, including Arsenal’s match against Leeds, Tottenham’s fixture against Liverpool and Chelsea’s clash with Wolves are still due to go ahead.
The governing body said: “The Board assesses applications to postpone matches on a case-by-case basis, based on existing rules and COVID-19 postponement guidance issued to all clubs.”
Theo Hernandez interest
Chelsea are reportedly interested in signing Theo Hernandez.
According to El Nacional, Tuchel has informed Roman Abramovich of his admiration for the left-back, and the report suggests that Chelsea are preparing to make an offer for the 24-year-old when the transfer window reopens next month.
The left wing-back position is proving to be a bit of a problem area for the Blues right now, with first choice Ben Chilwell struggling with injury and deputies Marcos Alonso and Saul Niguez struggling to fill the void left by the England international.
Hernandez is considered one of the best full backs in the world right now, having put in some impressive performances for AC Milan since moving there from Real Madrid in 2019.
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‘Swedish Wayne Rooney’ linked with surprise Chelsea transfer
Chelsea are one of several clubs interested in sighing teenage wonderkid Roony Bardghji.
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The 16-year-old winger only made his senior debut last month, becoming the youngest goalscorer in Danish Superliga history, earning him comparisons with England icon Wayne Rooney and seven-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi.
According to Goal, the Blues have sent scouts to watch the Copenhagen starlet but they may face stiff competition for his signature from the likes of Bayern Munich, Ajax and Barcelona.
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