Chelsea round-up: Jose Mourinho to drop four players for Maccabi Tel-Aviv clash

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Chelsea fans, welcome to your midweek round-up.

With European action well underway and the international break a distant memory, it’s fair to assume there are plenty of juicy rumours doing the rounds.

We’re here to tell you we don’t have to just assume, because we know. That’s right, we’ve once again compiled all the latest breaking news for your convenience. Read on below for more.


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Quadruple axe

Given that Chelsea have started off this campaign in alarmingly poor fashion, it should come as no surprise that Jose Mourinho is believed to be ready to drop four first-team players for the Champions League visit of Maccabi Tel-Aviv tonight.

The Daily Telegraph say that the usually vital quartet of John Terry, Branislav Ivanovic, Nemanja Matic and Diego Costa could be axed. Instead Gary Cahill will partner Kurt Zouma in defence, Baba Rahman will replace Ivanovic, Ruben Loftus-Cheek is to come in for Matic and Loic Remy will get a chance ahead of Costa.

A bold move, but any of the four changes could be kept for the next Premier League outing if the new players impress.

Falcao out?

Elsewhere, one man who isn’t likely to be featuring at Stamford Bridge tonight is Radamel Falcao. The Colombia striker supposedly has a ‘little problem’ and looks likely to be ruled out of contention for a place in the European squad.

With Remy in reserve that’s not a major issue, though Falcao himself would have been hoping to get involved.

Pedro comments

Lastly, Pedro Rodriguez has stated that he joined Chelsea because he felt they would give him the chance to win more trophies.

The decorated Barcelona star told how he was looking for new challenges and the chance to play more regularly; both things that Jose Mourinho can apparently offer him in abundance.

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