Here is your Chelsea morning digest on Wednesday, May 26.
Willian’s admission gives Chelsea hint
The Brazilian winger has spent just one season at Arsenal after leaving the Blues last year, but is already wanting a move back to west London, the report claims.
His comments after leaving Chelsea may have given us a hint on this already.
He told UOL, as per Sport Witness: “It was difficult to make that decision, it wasn’t easy. Because, as you said, the rivalry between the two clubs is very big. It wasn’t an easy decision to leave Chelsea for Arsenal.”
“Everyone knew the conditions, I really wanted to stay. We ended up not finding an agreement, I ended up asking for three years, Chelsea wanted to give two, and everyone knows this story. That’s why I ended up leaving.”
Read the full story here.
FA make Azpilicueta decision
Cesar Azpilicueta has seen his red card for Chelsea against Aston Villa overturned by the Football Association (FA).
The Spanish defender was sent off following a collision with Jack Grealish but the FA have now confirmed that the sending off has been rescinded.
A statement read: “An independent Regulatory Commission has removed Cesar Azpilicueta’s three-match suspension following a successful claim of wrongful dismissal.
“The Chelsea FC defender was dismissed for violent conduct during the Premier League fixture against Aston Villa FC on Sunday (23/05/21).”
Read the full story here.
Napoli want Zappacosta move
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The Italian full-back is unlikely to continue with Genoa next season despite spending this term on loan with the Serie A outfit, the report claims.
Now, Napoli have joined the race for the 28-year-old’s services – with his contract at Stamford Bridge due to expire next summer, meaning he could be available for a discount price in the upcoming transfer window.
Zappacosta has not played at all for the Blues since featuring in the 4-1 win over Arsenal back in May 2019.