Welcome to our football.london CareFree Chelsea daily news round-up. Maybe not the first, we’ve definitely done transfer round-ups before, and European round-ups, so I guess in some ways it’s not that new at all. Anyway, we thought we would enter the world of football in a broad and roundabout manner for you and have some fun with some of the stories and captions doing the daily rounds.
Werner backed to succeed
Timo Werner has been backed by Germany manager Hansi Flick after the Chelsea striker suffered an unfortunate outing in a 2-1 win over Romania.
The Blues’ £47 million talisman from RB Leipzig had scored in each of his last three outings for Die Mannschaft but failed to make it four from four despite coming close.
Werner, in typical fashion, won a penalty for his country but it was ruled out by VAR and the striker was soon pulled from proceedings in the second half.
After the game, Flick backed Werner and said: “Timo is definitely capable of finding space in tight areas and he’s someone that is there to score rebounds or loose balls. He’s got an eye for that.
“He, perhaps, isn’t always in the places you need him to be. He was too close to goal at certain points – he can do better and we expect him to. We will need to work on this in training.”
Christensen nears contract extension
Chelsea have an agreement in place with Andreas Christensen to extend his contract at Stamford Bridge, according to Fabrizio Romano.
The Italian journalist confirmed that it is now just a matter of time before the paperwork is signed, in accordance with the final clauses being included in the 25-year-old’s deal.
Christensen’s contract was set to expire at the end of the season, along with Thiago Silva’s, Cesar Azpilicueta’s, and Antonio Rudiger’s, which apparently saw the Dane earn interest from various unnamed clubs in the last few weeks.
However, there was no possibility of swaying the centre-back’s mind as he was seemingly always set to sign a new contract, said Romano.
Broja gives Tuchel selection headache
Armando Broja has handed Thomas Tuchel another reminder of his growing excellence after the 20-year-old striker fired Albania to victory with a superlative effort against Hungary.
The youngster, who is currently on loan at Southampton from Chelsea, now has four direct goal contributions for his country scoring three and assisting one.
Broja has injected new life into Albania’s World Cup dream as the side sit second in Group I of the qualifies, just four points behind England and one ahead of Poland. Chelsea fans react to Armando Broja’s outstanding performance during the October international break for Albania
With the youngster beginning to fire off all cylinders, he has started to hand Tuchel a selection headache ahead of next season upon his return from St. Mary’s in light of Werner’s growing frustrations with diminished game time.
Jorginho takes early plaudits for Ballon d’Or
Jorginho has received early backing for the Ballon d’Or from Tuchel and Roberto Mancini after his inclusion among the final 30 nominees was confirmed.
The Italian boss insisted that it would be strange if the Champions League and Euro 2020 winning midfielder didn’t lift the prestigious award.
“Jorginho should, in my opinion, win the Ballon d’Or,” said Mancini. “He has won everything and deserves it a lot. It would seem strange to me otherwise.”
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