Marco van Ginkel set for Chelsea return - roundup

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It’s a busy week for Chelsea, what with the Capital One Cup now firmly on the horizon. The fallout from the loss of Nemanja Matic has been widespread and much talked about, but as Sunday’s fixture rolls around there’s no mistaking where the emphasis will switch to.

So, as Jose Mourinho prepares to see his troops do battle for the first piece of silverware available to them this season, we’ve made an effort to gather the juiciest gossip from around the web for your pleasure.

Van Ginkel's future

First and foremost the future of on-loan Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel looks to have been decided, with AC Milan having opted not to sign the Dutch international at the end of the season. The fallen Serie A giants supposedly have a clause in their contract with Van Ginkel allowing them the opportunity to sign him in the summer.

The 22-year-old has struggled to get game-time at Stamford Bridge despite being tipped for big things for the future, and his time at the San Siro hasn’t been nearly so fruitful as he might have expected it to be. In Filippo Inzaghi’s squad he’s been nothing more than a bit-part asset, and clearly hasn’t done enough for Milan to move to sign him permanently come the end of the season.

Goalkeeping decision

Next there’s an important batch of news doing the rounds claiming that Chelsea will leave it until the day of the game to tell either Thibaut Courtois or Petr Cech that they are starting the Capital One Cup final in goal.

The former has been the recognised first-choice for Mourinho for the majority of the season, and featured in the semi-final second-leg against Liverpool, but his positional rival is far more experienced.

One interesting element that could turn out to be a deciding factor is that Courtois has never featured in a penalty shoot-out in his professional career. Whether or not that will be enough to see Cech given the nod remains to be seen, but it could be the difference if the decision goes to the wire.

Hazard's 'happy' deal

Lastly Eden Hazard has revealed that he was ‘very happy’ to put pen to paper on a deal for Ligue 1 side Lille. Don’t worry though, it was at the start of his career, and was his first professional contract. The Belgian international has since gone on to be a star at Stamford Bridge, but reflected positively on his first deal in football.

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