Chelsea fans, hello and welcome to today’s round-up.
We like to think of Wednesdays as the hill of the week; once you’re over it, it’s plain sailing towards the weekend.
We also like to think we can contribute to you getting over ‘that’ hill by way of feeding you the very latest football news to digest and debate. Read on below or watch the video above. Let us know thoughts and/or opinions in the comments box below.
Fabregas to be dropped?
Since many assume Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea future hinges on the result of tonight’s Champions League meeting with Porto, the starting XI he opts for has taken on a new importance.
Reports are stating that John Terry will be trusted to lead from the back, despite his struggles so far this campaign, but it’s in midfield that the most notable decision could be made.
The Mirror claim Cesc Fabregas will be dropped from the team as he continues to search for form, with Ramires coming in to take his place.
There’s been no official confirmation of that, but it wouldn’t really be a surprise.
Here's Fabregas thus far, in comparison to last season:
Lukaku hails Drogba
Elsewhere, former Blues striker Romelu Lukaku has talked up the relationship he shares with west London legend Didier Drogba.
The Belgian has often been compared to Drogba and said the MLS star was an idol he still turns to for advice.
Mourinho on Champions League qualification
Lastly, no one can accuse Mourinho of not being a realist after his latest set of comments concerning Chelsea and European football.
Speaking ahead of the aforementioned clash with former club Porto, Mourinho admitted that winning the Europa League looked like an easier way to qualify for next season’s Champions League than finishing in the top four.
He, somewhat ambitiously, then went on to say that winning the Champions League itself was another viable route. We’ll let you decide if you think that’s possible.