Here is your Chelsea morning digest on Friday, April 16.
Blues fans receive huge boost
The report claims that the 37th round of fixtures are set to be pushed back a few days in order to accommodate up to 10,000 fans in stadiums.
From May 17, clubs will be allowed to let fans in with further lockdown restrictions easing, meaning they can have 25% of their capacity or 10,000 fans, whichever is the least amount.
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Zidane issues response to Chelsea tie
Zinedine Zidane knows that his Real Madrid side will have to be at their very best if they are to progress in the Champions League semi-final against Chelsea.
Los Blancos beat Liverpool over two legs in the quarter-final, which means they’ll take on the Blues – who knocked out Porto.
Chelsea will be looking for their second Champions League triumph after that famous night in 2012, but will have to do it against the most successful side in the competition’s history – with Madrid winning the tournament an incredible 13 times.
Zidane, when asked about the upcoming meeting with the west London-based club, acknowledged that it will be a very tricky tie for his experienced team.
“Let’s enjoy a little first and rest a little rest. We have a lot of league games before Chelsea, but it’s going to be a very difficult game.” the Madrid manager said.
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Tuchel wants Werner transfer talks
Werner has struggled in front of goal for the Blues this season since arriving from RB Leipzig last summer, but has still made an impact for his new club.
Tuchel has defended Werner amid his lack of goals, but an Evening Standard report suggests that the German forward faces a race against time to prove himself to his manager, with the boss set to meet with Granovskaia and Cech in the near future to discuss plans for the summer.
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However, the conversation has not been had just yet, with Tuchel reportedly offering Werner plenty of support in private.
The report also claims that the Blues boss is a “huge admirer” of Sergio Aguero and that the club are in the race to sign Erling Haaland.
Aguero is leaving Manchester City at the end of the season, with the Argentine’s contract coming to an end, while Haaland’s future is the subject of heavy speculation, with top clubs from around Europe reportedly chasing the Borussia Dortmund forward.