Here is your Chelsea morning digest for Monday, November 29.
Former Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink believes “arrogance” from Jorginho led to Manchester United opening the scoring on Sunday evening.
With the game level at 0-0, the Italian midfielder tried controlling the ball – that was coming down from very high up – but his touch was poor and it led to Jadon Sancho intercepting it and slotting it past Edouard Mendy.
Hasselbaink, when speaking about the mistake on Sky Sports, claimed Jorginho was being arrogant.
He said: “He should head it, he should head it back. You can’t take that chance and if you do it has to come off. I agree with Roy (Keane), it is not a bit of arrogance… it is arrogance.
“Thinking ‘oh I will take it down out of the sky and play,’ no. Two men are coming at you, just head the ball back and get people behind the ball.”
Manchester United-bound Ralf Rangnick has previously made it no secret of his admiration for Chelsea playmaker Kai Havertz.
Speaking to Sky Sports in September 2020, Rangnick said: “I have no doubts whatsoever that he ( Havertz ) will become a sustainable success and that he will become one of the top players in the next two or three years.
“Maybe, he will need a couple of weeks to get adjusted because he has a fantastic family background. I know that because I was also trying to convince him to join us at Leipzig, but he was completely dedicated to Bayer Leverkusen.
“He’s one of those players where I don’t see any weaknesses in his game. He’s the type of modern Johan Cruyff – he can score goals and he can provide assists.”
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Club World Cup opponents confirmed
Chelsea’s six rivals for the Club World Cup have been confirmed after Palmeiras booked their place at the tournament, defeating Flamengo 2-1 on Saturday night.
The Blues will be joined by the Brazilian side, Monterrey, Auckland City, Al Jazira Club, AL Hilal and Al Ahly as they bid to win the competition for the first time having lost the final to Corinthians back in 2012 – the last time the UEFA Champions League victor didn’t win the competition.
Thomas Tuchel’s side will enter at the semi-final stage and can face any of the teams other then the aforementioned Palmeiras for a place in the final.
Source by Football London