Kepa Arrizabalaga replacement touted as John Terry makes Thiago Silva Chelsea admission

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Here are your Chelsea morning headlines on Tuesday, November 9.

Kepa replacement lined up

According to Fotomaç via Sport Witness, Beşiktaş’ Ersin Destanoğlu has emerged as surprise target for Thomas Tuchel’s side.

Former midfielder Claude Makélélé is currently the technical mentor for young players at Chelsea, and the report says the Frenchman ‘came to Istanbul’, where he had a meeting with Beşiktaş coach Sergen Yalçın and received information about the 20-year-old.

It’s pointed out the Champions League winners aren’t convinced with Kepa Arrizabalaga and Marcus Bettinelli, which is why they are looking at another custodian as back up to Edouard Mendy.

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This is where Destanoğlu comes into the picture.

The £70million man has been linked to various Serie A and La Liga moves, with Maurizio Sarri keen on a reunion with Kepa, meaning he will not be short of options if he was shown the Stamford Bridge exit door this summer

John Terry makes Thiago Silva admission

Chelsea legend John Terry had admitted that he would loved to have played alongside current Blues central defender Thiago Silva in his playing days amid strong form for the Brazilian.

Silva, 37, played some part in all three games last week to the surprise of my Chelsea supporters, who weren’t expecting to see the centre-half feature in all of the Newcastle, Malmo and Burnley games.

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The Brazil international’s form and importance in this current west London outfit is sometimes understated, with the veteran playing a key part in the Champions League win last season, despite going off in the final early on due to an unfortunate injury.



Chelsea legend John Terry says he would have loved to play alongside Thiago Silva during his playing career in west London
Chelsea legend John Terry says he would have loved to play alongside Thiago Silva during his playing career in west London

“Would have loved to have played alongside him,” Terry admitted.

“Does everything so simple but so well.”

Read more here.

Man United’s Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stance spells bad news for Chelsea and Thomas Tuchel

Manchester United are increasingly likely to sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at some point soon with games against Chelsea and Arsenal coming up after the international break.

Solskjaer surprisingly kept his job after the 5-0 humiliation to Liverpool at Old Trafford but an equally worse performance in the Manchester derby against local rivals Man City on Saturday has heaped even more pressure onto the Norwegian with his position looking more and more untenable as the days go on.

Our sister publication the Manchester Evening News (MEN) have reported that the club legend is still on borrowed time as United manager but the hierarchy at Old Trafford will only make a change if an obvious replacement comes up in the near future, as they have now lost out on Antonio Conte to Spurs.

This change in stance could be worrying for fans alike of the west Londoners and north Londoners who have made their feelings well known about wanting to see Ole remain at the wheel for their upcoming clashes against United.

A victory on their travels against Watford now appears imperative if Solskjaer were to make the Chelsea fixture on November 28 and the Arsenal game a few days later on December 2, with the current gap to leaders Chelsea standing at nine points.

Read the full story here.

Source by Football London

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