Chelsea hero set for Stamford Bridge return as Blues face Matthijs de Ligt transfer competition

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Here is your Chelsea morning digest on Monday, December 27.

John Terry set for Chelsea return

Former Chelsea defender John Terry is apparently set for a return to west London as he takes a developmental role with the Blues.

According to The Athletic, the 41-year-old is being welcomed back to the club after five years away as a youth development coach.

The ex centre-back will take the role at Cobham having served as an assistant coach to Dean Smith at Premier League rivals Aston Villa.

He has reportedly registered his interest in managerial roles in England but was politely turned down.

Man Utd join De Ligt race

Staying with defenders and one man that could also be arriving at Cobham in the future is Matthijs de Ligt.

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The Juventus defender has been spoken of as a potential replacement for Antonio Rudiger, whose contract continues to tick down.

However, it will not be easy for the Blues to seal the services of the Dutchman, with Manchester United, Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur also keen on a deal for de Ligt.

Read the latest on his future here.

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Tuchel confirms double injury blow

Thomas Tuchel has confirmed that both N’Golo Kante and Thiago Silva are both set to miss the midweek clash against Brighton due to injuries for the pair in the second half of the Aston Villa game.

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Both players were taken off at different points in the second half.

“I guess so. It is only two days [away] so from today until Wednesday is a very short time.

“N’Golo is very painful in exactly the same spot where he had his injury versus Juventus.

“With Thiago it was his hamstring. Hopefully he got out before it became an injury and from there we try to continue and find a new squad and strong squad on Wednesday.”

You can read the other injury news updates here on Monday morning.

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