Here is your Chelsea morning digest on Friday, November 26.
Man Utd without trio for Chelsea clash
Manchester United have confirmed they will be without Harry Maguire, Paul Pogba and Raphael Varane for their trip to Chelsea on Sunday afternoon.
Maguire was shown a red card in last weekend’s defeat to Watford, meaning the England international is suspended for the clash with the Blues.
Meanwhile, Pogba remains sidelined with an injury he picked up while on international duty with France.
Varane picked up a thigh injury against Atalanta at the start of November and remains out for this weekend’s match in London. Luke Shaw will be assessed after being concussed in the Manchester Derby recently.
Hazard’s ‘dream’ scenario
Thibaut Courtois has claimed that Eden Hazard is determined to be a success at Real Madrid despite being linked with a return to the Premier League.
Chelsea have been linked with the Belgium international in recent months, but Courtois is adamant he wants to prove himself in Madrid.
The former Chelsea goalkeeper, when speaking to Reuters, said: “I have known Eden for a long time and know that his dream was to play for Real Madrid. It is a shame it has not worked out yet as everyone would like it to.
“I can see that he has got the desire, joy and he wants to help the team. He is looking to improve. It is not easy to take back your best form when you have not played for the last two and a half years.”
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Salah backed for Chelsea return
Didier Drogba has urged Liverpool star Mohamed Salah to rejoin Chelsea amid uncertainty over his contract at Anfield.
Salah has less than two years remaining on his deal with the Reds and has been strongly linked with a move away from Merseyside.
Now, Drogba, when speaking about Salah to Al-Axis TV, via the Liverpool Echo, has called on the Blues to bring the Egyptian back to Stamford Bridge.
“If I am selfish, I will tell Salah to leave Liverpool and return to Chelsea,” Drogba said.
“My opinion is that Salah will remain the best, no matter if he continues at Liverpool or if he moves. Any other team would perform better (with Salah) because he understands what he is doing, is good at scoring and creating goals and only needs the confidence of the coach.
“I do not know what his decision would be. This is his decision alone and his future. Wherever he goes, I will be one of his fans.”
Source by Football London