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Merseyside club Everton have joined Chelsea in the race to sign in-form Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson when the transfer window reopens in January.

According to the Daily Mirror, the goalscoring exploits of the 26-year-old have not gone unnoticed at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea believe the England striker can be the long-term solution to the lone striking problem in the Blues squad, while the Toffees are also in the market for a goalscoring striker.

Callum Wilson has scored seven goals for the South Coast club in all competitions.

His form has made Wilson one of the best strikers in the Premier League.

Chelsea have had to endure a lack of goals on the part of their strikers, especially in the opening stages of the new season.

Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata suffered goal drought until recently when the latter started to find the back of the net on a regular basis.

Giroud has failed to find the back of the net this season, while Morata scored once until his run began last month.

The former Juventus and Real Madrid player has now scored five goals in the last six games in all competitions including a brace in the 3-1 win over Crystal Palace at the weekend in their London Derby meeting in the Premier League.

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Hudson-Odoi Injury Is A Serious One – Chelsea Coach

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Former Chelsea forward Gianfranco Zola has revealed that the injury suffered by young winger Callum Hudson-Odoi is a serious one.

Zola is the assistant manager to Blues boss Maurizio Sarri and he talked about Callum Hudson-Odoi during his post-match thoughts after Chelsea were forced to a 2-2 draw at home to Burnley.

The ex-Italian national team player told reporters that the Achilles injury sustained by Callum Hudson-Odoi during the Burnley game is a serious one.

Recently capped England international Hudson-Odoi was subbed off for Pedro Rodriguez after 41 minutes.

Kante allayed fears on the injury sustained by N’Golo Kante.

According to Zola, the rib injury sustained by the former Leicester City player is not a serious one.

Both Callum Hudson-Odoi and N’Golo Kante suffered their respective injuries in the first half of the home league game against Burnley.

Chelsea missed out on a big opportunity to secure three important points and take a big step towards sealing Champions League football for next season via a top-four finish on the Premier League table.

Kante scored to cancel the opener from Burnley midfielder Jeff Hendrick before Chelsea striker Gonzalo Higuain scored a second goal for the West London giants.

Burnley striker Ashley Barnes found the back of the net for a 2-2 scoreline after just 24 minutes.

Both sides settled for a 2-2 draw at the end of the final whistle.

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Burnley Slammed for Anti-football At Chelsea

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Chelsea defender David Luiz has ripped into Burnley for the style of play adopted when both sides met for the second time in this season’s Premier League.

Both teams played out a thrilling 2-2 draw at the end of proceedings.

In his post-match reaction to the disappointing result for hosts Chelsea, Brazilian international David Luiz berated the Clarets for the anti-football approach adopted during the game.

Burnley were resolute in defence as they frustrated Chelsea for the majority of the game.

The Clarets were full value for the draw which has all but guaranteed their stay in the Premier League for at least one season.

They took the lead as early as the eighth minute through Republic of Ireland international midfielder Jeff Hendrick.

Chelsea swiftly recovered from that early setback to score two quickfire goals through N’Golo Kante and Gonzalo Higuain.

Kante scored the equaliser for Chelsea after good work from star player Eden Hazard just four minutes after the opening goal from the aforementioned Hendrick.

Higuain added a second goal two minutes later off an assist from Spanish international defender Cesar Azpilicueta to give the hosts the lead for the first time in the game.

Ashley Barnes equalised for Burnley in a whirlwind first half but neither side added to the goals scored at the end of 90 minutes.

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Chelsea Duo Suffer Respective Injuries In Burnley Draw

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Chelsea fans were left in a state of disappointment after the Blues played out a 2-2 draw at home to Burnley in the Premier League.

They also had to deal with two major injury setbacks from the same game.

Key players like N’Golo Kante and Callum Hudson-Odoi were forced off with different injuries against Burnley.

French World Cup winner Kante suffered a rib injury and he was replaced by Croatian international Mateo Kovacic at the halftime interval.

He had already scored for Chelsea in the opening 15 minutes of the game.

Kante levelled proceedings for Chelsea in the 12th minute after Burnley has shot into an eighth minute lead through Jeff Hendrick.

Chelsea striker Gonzalo Higuain then ended a six-game scoreless run to give the Blues the lead in the game for the first time off an assist from Spanish right-back Cesar Azpilicueta.

The Chelsea lead lasted for just ten minutes after Ashley Barnes scored the equaliser for the visitors as both sides settled for a 2-2 draw at the halftime interval.

Callum Hudson-Odoi suffered an Achilles problem and was swiftly replaced by Spanish international Pedro Rodriguez with four first half minutes left on the clock.

Kante was subbed off as a result of the injury at halftime.

Chelsea felt the impact of the two injured players as they had to settle for a 2-2 draw at full-time after struggling to break down a resolute Burnley side.

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Chelsea Miss Out On Opportunity To Boost Top-four Hopes

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Five-time Premier League champions Chelsea have missed out on the chance to properly take the top-four race by the scruff of the neck after their home draw with Burnley on Monday night.

The Blues were forced to a 2-2 draw by the Clarets as both teams settled for a share of the spoils.

Chelsea needed a win to leapfrog Tottenham Hotspur into third in the race for top four places on the Premier League table.

The Chelsea faithfuls were stunned in the opening minutes of the game when Jeff Hendrick gave Burnley an eighth minute lead.

The hosts responded to that setback in style with two goals in two minutes.

Chelsea levelled proceedings through N’Golo Kante after 12 minutes before out-of-form striker Gonzalo Higuain crashed home a second goal for the Blues in the 14th minute.

The game produced three goals in the first 14 minutes before Ashley Barnes added a fourth goal ten minutes later.

Both teams served up a four-goal thriller at the halftime interval.

Chelsea dominated the first half and that pattern continued into the second half but neither side was able to add to that tally as Burnley held on for a well deserved point.

Burnley are nine points clear of the relegation zone and not in danger of suffering demotion from the Premier League.

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Higuain Ends Goal Drought In Burnley Draw

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Chelsea striker Gonzalo Higuain was one of the goalscorers as the Blues played out a 2-2 draw with Burnley in their Premier League clash on Monday night.

Higuain and Chelsea missed out on the opportunity to take a big step towards achieving a top-four finish in the Premier League.

A win would have taken the Stamford Bridge outfit as high as third spot on the league table.

Chelsea were stunned in the opening ten minutes of the home game with Burnley when the Clarets took a surprising lead.

Burnley midfielder Jeff Hendrick scored the first goal of the game after eight minutes before Chelsea scored two quickfire goals to turn the game on its head.

French World Cup winner N’Golo Kante equalised for the hosts on 12 minutes before the aforementioned Higuain added a second goal two minutes later.

Gonzalo Higuain ended a six-game wait for a Premier League goal against the Clarets.

His last goal came in the 2-1 away win over Fulham in their West London Derby clash in March.

His strike gave Chelsea the lead for the first time but the lead didn’t last for long after Ashley Barnes hit the equaliser in the 24th minute.

Chelsea pressed for a winning goal for the rest of the game but Burnley were resolute as they held on for a 2-2 draw.

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Mourinho Is A Spent Force – Frank Lebeouf

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Former Chelsea defender Frank Lebeouf believes that Portuguese tactician Jose Mourinho is a spent force.

The Chelsea legend talked about the former Blues boss while he was doing his punditry job on popular media outlet ESPN.

According to the ex-Blues player, Jose Mourinho is past his best despite winning league titles in four different leagues including the Premier League.

Jose Mourinho was formerly the Chelsea manager.

The Portuguese tactician spent two different spells at Chelsea and he won the league title in each of the spells.

In one of his recent interviews, Jose Mourinho told BeIN Sports that he would return to management this summer.

Mourinho has been without a managerial job since he was sacked by Manchester United in December.

The Portuguese tactician paid the price for a poor start to the season with his job at Manchester United.

Jose Mourinho was sacked shortly after Manchester United were beaten by arch-rivals Liverpool.

The Reds won 3-1 thanks to a brace from substitute Xerdan Shaqiri.

The former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss was swiftly replaced by ex-Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who has done well to lead the Red Devils to the quarterfinals of the Champions League before they were beaten 4-0 on aggregate by Spanish champions Barcelona.

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Premier League: Arsenal, Chelsea Targets Named On Team Of The Week List

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Two Chelsea targets have made the Team of the Week list in the Premier League after helping their club to a significant away win over top-four chasers Arsenal.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Wilfried Zaha have both been linked with Chelsea and the two players were in very good form for Crystal Palace who stunned the Gunners with a 3-2 win at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal and Chelsea are two of the four teams battling to qualify for Champions League football next season via the league route.

Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United are also in the four-way battle to secure two spots for England in Europe’s premier club competition.

Arsenal needed a win to jump ahead of the other three competitors on the table but Crystal Palace had other ideas.

Wan-Bissaka produced a very good defensive showing against the Gunners while Zaha scored the second goal for his team.

Christian Benteke was given a start by Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson and the Belgian international striker repaid his manager’s faith with the first goal of the game in the first half.

The other goals didn’t come until the second half.

Mesut Ozil equalised for Arsenal before Zaha and James McArthur added further goals for the visitors to go 3-1 up.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pulled one back for Arsenal with 13 minutes left on the clock but it turned out to be mere consolation as Crystal Palace held on for a famous win.

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Why Sarri Disagreed With Olivier Giroud Over Playing Time

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Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has disagreed with one of his players over the amount of playing time being given to him at the club this season.

Earlier this month, Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud told reporters that he’s frustrated with his lack of quality playing time at the club.

Giroud further revealed that he might need to change his situation as he attempts to get more playing time under his belt.

Sarri addressed the situation concerning Giroud and the playing time alloted to him during his pre-match thoughts ahead of the crucial Premier League game with Burnley.

Chelsea host the Clarets at home with the hopes of securing the win that would take them as high as third spot on the league table.

Sarri told reporters that French World Cup winner Olivier Giroud has played 39 games for Chelsea this season and that he doesn’t agree with the player on his lack of playing time at the club.

Giroud has always been the second choice striker at Chelsea this season especially in the Premier League.

He has played second or even third fiddle to the likes of Alvaro Morata (presently on an 18-month loan deal to Spanish La Liga side Atletico Madrid), Gonzalo Higuain and Eden Hazard as far as the star striker role at Chelsea is concerned.

Majority of his playing time has been in the cup competitions especially the Europa League where he’s the topscorer with 10 goals.

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OGC Nice could make transfer move for Chelsea player

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French Ligue 1 club OGC Nice could make a summer move for Chelsea player Olivier Giroud according to their president Gauthier Ganaye.

The Nice supremo made this known in an interview with popular French media outlet Telefoot as he said that the transfer is a possibility ahead of this summer’s transfer window.

Ganaye was also quick to point out that his current salary is expensive.

Olivier Giroud has been linked with a return back to his native France this summer though Chelsea are still hopeful about keeping him at the club beyond his current deal.

The 32-year-old has few months left on his present contract at Chelsea though the West Londoners have the option to activate an additional year clause in his Chelsea deal to take him until 2020 at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea signed Giroud from London rivals Arsenal at the start of last year after they paid around £18m for his services.

Giroud went on to sign an 18-month contract with Chelsea until this summer with the option of another year.

The French striker has grown frustrated at the lack of playing time with Chelsea this term and he’s seriously contemplating a new challenge in his urge to play regular football at the top once again.

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Why Gonzalo Higuain No Longer Pay Attention To Critics

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Chelsea striker Gonzalo Higuain has revealed that he no longer pays attention to his critics as he tries to make a positive impact at Stamford Bridge.

The Argentine international star has been heavily criticised for his poor showings for Chelsea since his loan move to the club from Italian champions Juventus during the winter transfer window.

Higuain disclosed that he’s ignoring his critics in an interview with ESPN Argentina.

The former Napoli and Real Madrid hitman has not had the best of times for Chelsea since he joined them in January.

Higuain has scored just three goals for Chelsea since his transfer earlier this year and those goals came in the Premier League games against the bottom two clubs Fulham and Huddersfield Town.

The recently retired Argentine international would be hoping to do better starting from the Premier League home clash with Burnley on Monday night.

Higuain would be hoping to add to his tally of three goals.

Chelsea have a fantastic opportunity to take a step closer to securing a top-four spot on the Premier League table when they entertain Burnley at home.

A win over the Clarets will take West London giants Chelsea two places higher to third place on the Premier League table.

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