What a week, aye?
In truth it’s been a fairly tame five days in the grand scheme of things, particularly if you’re a Chelsea supporter.
Given that lowly Bradford City dumped the Blues out of the FA Cup there’s not much to look forward to at Wembley for supporters of the west London club tomorrow, and with the transfer window not yet opened there’s very little to get immediately excited about.
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Don’t fret though as we’ve done our best to concoct a remedy for those of your crying our for Chelsea-related information. As usual we’ve spent the better part of the morning assimilating news that is sure to be of interest do all those who look upon Stamford Bridge favourably. We’re nice like that.
Diego Costa fury
Spain is our first port of call, where Spanish newspaper El Confidencial are claiming that Diego Costa has been left shocked and unhappy at a managerial decision. Don’t worry though Blues fans, it’s not Jose Mourinho who has given him the grump but rather Spain’s international coach Vicente del Bosque.
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The legendary gaffer has left Costa out of his squad for Spain’s upcoming internationals, a decision that Costa is said to be none too pleased with. Rumours imply that the call was made based around fears over the Chelsea forward’s fitness, but that it’s left him with concerns over his long-term future on the international stage.
The intriguing thing is to wonder what Costa will do next. Try and switch allegiances to Brazil? Sent Del Bosque threats? Enjoy his break from football and go on a ridiculously lucrative holiday?
Benteke release clause
Next up we turn to today’s transfer news, with the ruby in the dust being the news that Chelsea target Christian Benteke has a release clause that means Aston Villa will have to sell him if Mourinho bids £32.5 million.
The Belgian, also a summer target for Manchester United, is said to be on Mourinho’s shopping list and is now very much in reach. Louis van Gaal is likely to provide stern competition if he does actually share Mourinho’s desire for the player, but finishing as champions of the Premier League puts the latter in a better position.
Meanwhile the future of Blues youngster Andreas Christensen looks to have been all but formally wrapped up, with Chelsea set to hand him a new five-year deal.
The defender, it’s said, will be loaned to Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach for two years to continue his development, but it appears to be more of a Thibaut Courtois we want you back afterwards type loan rather than just a way of keeping him away from the club to ease congestion.
Chelsea fans what do you make of today’s three stories? Let us know your thoughts on the matter in the comments box below.