Rudiger Contract talks Continue, Thiago Silva immediately impressed at Chelsea as Mason Mount blow confirmed
All the biggest Chelsea headlines on Wednesday morning including updates on Thiago Silva and Mason Mount
Your Chelsea morning digest on Wednesday, February 16.
How Thiago Silva impressed Frank Lampard
Chelsea centre-back Thiago Silva immediately impressed Frank Lampard following his arrival at Stamford Bridge, according to a story recounted by Rio Ferdinand.
“Do you know what I’ve heard about him, what Frank’s told me about him when he first got there?” he explained on his Rio Ferdinand Presents FIVE YouTube channel, via Metro.
“He said, ‘Rio, he’s on everything! When we’re doing the tactics for the team he wants to know what’s going on. He’s got a translator, he doesn’t understand English perfectly, but he wants to know, he wants to understand everything, puts his input into it.’
“He’s a proper football man, a professional and he wants it.”
Mason Mount injury blow confirmed
Mason Mount is set to miss the Carabao Cup final after suffering an ankle injury in the final of the FIFA Club World Cup.
As per The Athletic, the injury is not as bad as the club first feared and he will miss at least two weeks of action, a period that will include their Wembley meeting with Liverpool.
The showpiece event will take place on February 27 with Thomas Tuchel looking to add a fourth piece of silverware to his Chelsea haul so far.
Mount was replaced by Christian Pulisic in the first half of the match with Palmeiras. He will also miss the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie with Lille.
Chelsea target ex-Barcelona director
Chelsea are reportedly considering a move for former Barcelona director Ramon Planes.
Planes, who is credited with discovering the likes of Pedri and Gavi at the Camp Nou, left the club in November and has since received multiple offers from a number of clubs, according to Sport, via SportWitness.
Newcastle United have previously been reported as interested in the 56-year-old’s services as the new regime at St. James’s Park look to build new foundations at the club.
Roman Abramovich is keen to keep improving the club from top to bottom and sees Planes as someone who can help him in that pursuit
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