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BEN CHILWELL has returned to Stamford Bridge from England duty and will play no part against Denmark.

Meanwhile we have the very latest on Victor Moses' future, while Blues legend Petr Cech has been spotted back at the Bridge.

Get all the latest updates from Stamford Bridge here…

  • William Pugh

    ERLI START

    Chelsea are reportedly planning a stunning summer swoop for Borussia Dortmund's Erling Haaland.

    The Blues have made the Norwegian striker a key target ahead of next season, according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano.

    The West Londoners are set to splash more cash on the 20-year-old after splurging over £230million in the latest window.

    Haaland is believed to have a £63m release clause in his Dortmund contract which would facilitate a deal.

    Boss Frank Lampard poached £70m Kai Havertz and £48m Timo Werner from the Bundesliga.

    And the former England midfielder is set to look abroad once again, as he builds his dream forward line.

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    STUR CRAZY

    Daniel Sturridge says he would spend “any amount” of money to get his body to withstand the injuries that have ruined his career.

    Sturridge has seen fitness problems blight a career which saw him shine at Chelsea and Liverpool and made him an automatic pick for England at his peak.

    And the 31-year-old admits he has even thrown his own cash at trying to strengthen himself in a bid to stay playing at the highest level.

    Sturridge said: “I saw a quote from Marco Reus the other day which said he’d pay any amount of money to just play injury free and never be injured. And honestly, I’d do the same.

    “You know, I would. I would pay any amount of money. I’d spend loads of money outside of the physios at work to do extra stuff to ensure that I can be as healthy as possible.

    “Hundreds of thousands, to be fair, you know, to make sure that my body has to be in the best shape possible. And sometimes, you can do, you can put the hours in, you can do everything. But sometimes it is just luck.”

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    RICE RICE BABY

    Declan Rice is an upgrade on World Cup winner N'Golo Kante, according to Darren Bent.

    He told talkSPORT's Breakfast Show: “For me, Declan Rice would be an upgrade.

    “Not only because he can play that role really, really well, he can get about the pitch, has got good energy, reads the game really well.

    “Not only that as well, he can drop into centre-half, that's two positions he can play.

    “N'Golo Kante has been a superb footballer and still is a great footballer.

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    MASON'S JACK RELISH

    Chelsea ace Mason Mount reckons he and Jack Grealish have a connection and can boss the England midfield TOGETHER.

    Mount, 21, says he loves being around the 'brilliant' Aston Villa star and is adamant they can play together.

    Speaking to Sky Sports Mount said: “I get on very well with Jack. He's a brilliant player and, yes, we always want to play together.

    “It means so much to come away and play with the likes of Jack and the top, top players in the group.

    “I love watching him [Grealish] play as well. He's brilliant to be around. Obviously we all know what he can do, what a brilliant player he is.”

    Mount's comments come after he was chosen over Grealish by boss Gareth Southgate in the Three Lions 2-1 win over Belgium in the Nations League.

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    Pressed on his response to Project Big Picture by members of the DCMS Select Committee, Dowden said: “I've made clear my deep scepticism and concern about this.

    “This would tend towards a closed shop for effectively the six most powerful clubs in the Premier League.

    “More importantly there is a problem which football is perfectly capable of resolving itself, whereby the Premier League and the EFL just need to get together and do this deal.

    “From the conversations I've had we know the EFL clubs will not be allowed to go bust – and there are resources there – but we need a comprehensive deal.

    “This is a distraction at best from that and demonstrates we were wise to put in our manifesto the provisions for a fan-led review because it genuinely brings into question the ability of football to govern itself properly.

    “Football can show it can govern itself well is to get this deal over the line, where the Premier League uses its wealth to support the wider football family and the EFL comes properly to the negotiating table.”

  • William Pugh

    FAN BAN STANDS

    Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden ordered football’s warring factions to come together and save the EFL.

    In a clear statement of intent, Dowden told MPs the Government is prepared to intervene and force wholesale change on the game if it cannot sort out its most pressing issues.

    Dowden agreed that Gareth Bale’s Tottenham weekly salary was “perverse” when the sum could have kept Macclesfield alive.

    He attacked the weekend launch of pay-per-view Prem games and called on BT to make this weekend’s Merseyside derby free to air rather than being screened behind a paywall.

    But he revealed he had been “promised” that action would be taken to ensure “no EFL club goes bust” as a result of the Covid crisis.

    And Dowden admitted there were “inconsistencies” in the Government policy that has allowed some indoor venues to open to the public while fans are locked out of football stadiums…

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    League One and League Two clubs rely more heavily on matchday revenue and have fewer resources at their disposal than Championship or Premier League clubs and are therefore more at risk, especially at a time when fans are excluded from attending matches.

    This offer will consist of grants and interest-free loans totalling a further £50million on top of the £27.2m solidarity payments already advanced to League One and League Two this year, making a total of £77.2m.

    Discussions will also continue with the EFL regarding Championship clubs’ financial needs.

    This addresses Government concerns about lower league clubs’ financial fragility.

    Football is not the same without attending fans and the football economy is unsustainable without them.

    The Premier League and all our clubs remain committed to the safe return of fans as soon as possible.

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    PREMIER LEAGUE STATEMENT

    All 20 Premier League clubs today unanimously agreed that Project Big Picture will not be endorsed or pursued by the Premier League, or The FA.

    Further, Premier League Shareholders agreed to work together as a 20-club collective on a strategic plan for the future structures and financing of English football, consulting with all stakeholders to ensure a vibrant, competitive and sustainable football pyramid.

    Clubs will work collaboratively, in an open and transparent process, focusing on competition structure, calendar, governance and financial sustainability.

    This project has the full support of The FA and will include engagement with all relevant stakeholders including fans, Government and, of course, the EFL.

    Also at today’s meeting it was agreed to make available a rescue package which aims to ensure that League One and League Two clubs will not go out of business as a result of the financial impact of COVID-19 and be able to complete the 2020/21 season…

  • William Pugh

    That move comes after the clubs agreed on their bail out package for the lower two divisions, even though Championship sides could use their own veto power to block the funds being accepted.

    The Prem sides recognised the expectation from the fans and pressure from the Government on them to help keep the lower league clubs alive.

    That saw what is effectively a “take it or leave it” offer to Leagues One and Two.

    The danger, though, is that Championship clubs are able to block any deal with the lower tier clubs.

    Under EFL rules, the Championship must be in favour for any policy to be agreed by the entire League and the 24 clubs would be certain to vote unanimously against a deal that cuts them out.

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    PROJECT X

    Premier League chiefs will declare Project Big Picture “dead” after today’s club meeting.

    The two-hour summit ended with the Prem clubs agreeing to make a £50m bailout offer to keep League One and Two clubs alive.

    But there will be NO money available for Championship clubs.

    And despite the determination of Liverpool and Manchester United to keep their grand proposals alive, League bosses have agreed to make a formal denunciation which ALL clubs have been agreed to sign up to.

    League chiefs were this afternoon drafting an emergency release that will be signed off by the clubs before it is published.

    But SunSport has been told the statement WILL contain the stark message that Project Big Picture is dead…

  • Joe Miles

    BEING FRANK

    Frank Lampard has been reminiscing about his first home game in charge of Chelsea in August 2019.

    Speaking on the club website, he said: “I really enjoyed my first year in charge and I think that first home game against Leicester is something that really sticks out for me.

    “I will always remember the reception of the fans, when I walked out at Stamford Bridge for the first time as Chelsea manager.

    “It was really humbling for me, having been away and then coming back in a different capacity.

    “It was an amazing feeling and I loved it. This is my club and there are not many people that are fortunate enough to have the journey that I’ve had at such a brilliant football club. Now I’m here, in this position, I just want to make the best of it.”

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    SILVA LINING

    Chelsea star Kurt Zouma is hopeful that he will learn a lot from veteran defender Thiago Silva.

    The 36-year-old signed a one-year deal with the Blues after leaving Paris Saint-Germain when his contract expired.

    Zouma told the club website: “Everyone has welcomed Thiago into the group and we are all happy he's with us at Chelsea.

    “I'm very excited to work with Thiago, but I don't think I'm the only one, a lot of the guys here at Chelsea feel exactly the same.

    “We are all excited to play with him and to learn from him.

    “He's got great experience at the highest level, he's won a lot of titles and last season he played in the Champions League final.”

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    MORE FROM RUDI…

    Antonio Rudiger has admitted he turned down “one or two” moves away from Chelsea this summer.

    He told The Athletic: “The club didn't tell me that it was absolutely necessary for me to find a new club and that they definitely didn't have me in their plans for the next few months.

    “I also turned down one or two options myself.

    “I wasn't prepared to pack it all in simply because I had been left out a few times.

    “I enjoy living in London and like being at Chelsea.”

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    RUDI HELL

    Antonio Rudiger is determined to win back his spot in Chelsea's team.

    The defender did leave the club on loan this summer as he “didn't want to pack it all in” at Stamford Bridge.

    Speaking to The Athletic about what his future holds, he said: “It is what it is now. I will accept it for the time being and try to show myself in every training session.

    “We are in many different competitions, it's two games per week all the way from now.

    “Sometimes in football, things can change very quickly.

    “That's why I will continue to give my best everyday and try to convince the manager.”

  • Joe Miles

    LIVE AND WERN

    Timo Werner has revealed that he idolised four Chelsea legends when he was growing up which include Frank Lampard and Petr Cech.

    Werner, 24, admitted he Blues legends were an inspiration to him when he was a kid growing up in Stuttgart, Germany.

    Chelsea's new signing also added Ashley Cole and Didier Drogba to the list of Chelsea players he admired.

    In an interview with club sponsor Three ,Werner he said: “When you come into the club they are working for the club and when you see them as a child, like 10, and then you see, Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard, Petr Cech, you say wow it’s crazy I am here with them now. It's a lot of fun.”

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    'LOOKS SHARP'

    Glenn Hoddle claims Callum Hudson-Odoi looks 'back to his very best' after recovering from injury.

    The Chelsea star played 85 minutes of England's Under-21 win over Turkey at the Molineux on Tuesday night.

    After the match, Hoddle said: “He's a great talent. He's had to overcome an injury as well.

    “Achilles injuries are a tough injury to overcome, it takes a long while to get confidence in the heel.

    “I think he's back to his very best now, looks sharp tonight.”

  • Joe Miles

    FRENCH FANCY

    France face Croatia in a Nations League match TONIGHT.

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    KANTE BELIEVE IT

    Declan Rice would be an 'upgrade' on N'Golo Kante for Chelsea, claimed Darren Bent.

    Speaking on talkSPORT, Bent said: “For me, I think Declan Rice would be an upgrade.

    “Not only because he can play that role really, really well, he can get about the pitch, has got good energy and can read the game but he can also drop into centre half, so that's two positions he can play in.

    “For someone like Kante, he has been superb but we've not seen him play in the role over the past season and a half so if they sell Kante and bring in Rice, I am all for that.”

  • Joe Miles

    RESCUE PACKAGE

    Premier League clubs are set to make a £50million bail-out offer to keep League One and Two clubs alive.

    But there will be NO money available for Championship clubs.

    And the top flight outfits are also expected to demand the head of English Football League chairman Rick Parry.

    The majority of Premier League clubs are furious at Parry for conducting secret negotiations with Liverpool and Manchester United that saw the EFL chairman become the public face of Project Big Picture.

    EFL clubs have come out in support of Parry, pointing to the promise of £250m immediately coming from the Premier League to the lower three divisions as a result of the plan.

  • Joe Miles

    RUDI MESS

    Antonio Rudiger appeared to smash an opponent in the face with a horror elbow – but got away with it.

    The Chelsea defender, 27, lined up in defence for Germany in their Nations League clash with Switzerland.

    But the ex-Roma star was fortunate not to go in for a slightly early bath in the 3-3 draw.

    As he went up for a header with Swiss centre-back Nico Elvedi in the fifth minute of injury time, Rudiger led with his elbow and caught the Borussia Monchengladbach man flush on the jaw.

    The severity of incident was seemingly misinterpreted by the referee who showed the Blues defender a yellow card.

  • Joe Miles

    BEING FRANK

    Frank Lampard has insisted he is on a mission to bring success to Stamford Bridge.

    Speaking on the club website, he said: “I've completely engulfed my in this job and I want to bring success to this club.

    “Coming back to Chelsea and receiving that reception that I did from the fans, you want to bring the supporters that success because they deserve it.

    “So that's what we are all working towards now.”

  • Joe Miles

    GREAT DANE

    Gareth Southgate is set to ring the changes for England's clash against Denmark tonight.

    The Three Lions boss is aiming for a trio of wins this international break after beating Wales in a friendly and Belgium in the Nations League last Sunday.

    Chelsea ace Mason Mount could start the fixture up top alongside Tottenham talisman Harry Kane.

    Here's how Southgate's side could look…

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    MORE FROM MOUNT…

    Mason Mount has insisted he CAN play alongside Jack Grealish for England.

    He told Sky Sports: “I love watching him [Grealish] play as well. He's brilliant to be around.

    “Obviously we all know what he can do, what a brilliant player he is.

    “I get on very well with Jack. He's a brilliant player and, yes, we always want to play together.”

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    GOING SOUTH

    Mason Mount has praised Gareth Southgate for having a “massive impact” on his career.

    He said: “I remember when I first came into England at Under-16, he was there.

    “We had to introduce ourselves and speak to him. Even at that young age, he was there looking at our improvements, looking at how we was playing, watching our training.

    “He's definitely had a massive impact from Under-16 until now.”

  • Joe Miles

    'JOR THE ONE'

    Chelsea are ready to offer Jorginho a shock new contract, according to reports.

    The midfielder, 28, was heavily linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge this summer.

    But after snubbing Arsenal's interest to stay put in West London, the Blues could reward him with a new deal.

    According to AreaNapoli, the Italian wants to put pen to paper on an updated contract.

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