Chelsea and Tottenham dominate Jamie Carragher’s Premier League XI of 2017; while Blues star speaks about Ballon d’Or nomination. Chelsea face competition for Italian star forward.
4. Chelsea star speaks about Ballon d’Or nomination
Eden Hazard has claimed that being nominated for the Ballon d’Or is not a career goal for him. The forward insisted that he just wants to do the best he can for Chelsea and also for himself.
The Belgium international has expressed a desire to one day play for Real Madrid and play for the best side in the world.
The Evening Standard report he said: “It is not a goal at all. Last year I tried to make the best season possible. It was an excellent year.”
Hazard is, of course, one of the best players in the Premier League and vital for Chelsea.
3. Chelsea face competition for Genoa star forward
Chelsea now face competition from Premier League rivals Manchester United and French giants Paris Saint-Germain in the race to sign Genoa star Pietro Pellegri.
The forward became the joint youngest ever Serie A debutant last season at 15 years and 280 days.
The Italian is now establishing himself as a regular in Genoa’s first team, attracting interest from all over Europe.
According to the talkSPORT, Pellegri who is just 16 years old, has attracted the attention of Blues boss Antonio Conte.
Pellegri scored his first senior goal in what was Roma legend Francesco Totti’s last game as a footballer.
The Blues have been reportedly sending a team of scouts to Italy to monitor the teenager’s rapid progress.
2. Chelsea and Tottenham dominate Jamie Carragher’s PL XI of 2017
Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur dominate Jamie Carragher’s Premier League XI of 2017, taking up seven of 11 positions.
Liverpool boast two players while Manchester City and Manchester United have one representative each. But Arsenal draw a blank after the worst end to a season in two decades under Arsene Wenger.
The player-turned-pundit has named the players which have impressed most since the turn of the year. Former Liverpool defender has used a 4-3-3 formation in his lineup. The defence is made up entirely of Spurs and Chelsea players.
Goalkeeper: David de Gea
Right-back: Cesar Azpilicueta
Centre-back: Toby Alderweireld
Centre-Back: Jan Vertonghen
Left-back: Marcos Alonso
Kevin De Bruyne
1. Chelsea fans urges Blues to buy back Thorgan Hazard for £50m
Many Chelsea fans might have forgotten about Thorgan Hazard and his short stint with the Blues. But he suddenly burst back into their minds on Tuesday night after netting for Belgium against Cyprus.
Thorgan was let go by the Blues in 2015 after a couple of loan stints away from the club. The 24-year-old is now starring in the Bundesliga as Borussia Monchengladbach sit seventh in the table.
Romelu Lukaku, who was released by the Blues back in 2014, is now shining for Manchester United; while Chelsea were unable to get him back in the summer. Lukaku and Man City’s Kevin de Bruyne situation is something which they might come to regret.
That has left some Chelsea fans worried that Hazard might turn into a top player and Chelsea could look to bring him back.
Some Blues supporters have taken their time on Twitter claiming that the club need to look beyond the horizon.