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Chelsea news LIVE updates: Sergio Aguero latest, Alvaro Morata hits out at Zinedine Zidane

September 29, 2017 8:14 AM
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Chelsea news LIVE updates: Sergio Aguero latest, Alvaro Morata hits out at Zinedine Zidane

CHELSEA recorded a famous win against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League - Express Sport brings you all the reaction and latest news from Stamford Bridge.

05:10 Antonio Conte was probably wrong in letting Ruben Loftus-Cheek leave, according to Danny Murphy.

Loftus-Cheek joined Crystal Palace on a season-long loan over the summer.

The 21-year-old found it hard to nail down a first-team spot at the Blues last term, but has began his loan spell at Selhurst Park well despite the Eagles being bottom of the table.

And Murphy thinks squad balance is essential and reckons it wasn’t wise on Conte to dispense with Loftus-Cheek.

“With Loftus-Cheek, I have seen him a few times this season and I really like him, and maybe he was desperate to go and play I’m not sure.

“I think if Conte kept him, he wouldn’t be knocking on his door not playing every game.”

04:40: Alvaro Morata has suggested Zinedine Zidane didn’t believe in him at Real Madrid - and that’s why he wanted to join Chelsea.

Morata was re-signed by Real Madrid from Juventus last year but he struggled to break into Zidane’s starting line-up with Karim Benzema the preferred option.

And the Spain international has thanked Conte for showing faith in him to be Chelsea’s main man.

“I came to Chelsea because one club and one coach believed in me,” Morata said.

"Was it a big move for me to become the first-choice striker? It's the most important thing.

04:10: Chelsea’s transfer plans have reportedly taken a huge blow as long-term target Alex Sandro looks set to extend his contract at Juventus.

Antonio Conte had made the Brazilian wingback his prime target in the summer.

A number of bids were made but the Italian champions knocked back every offer.

Italian publication Corriere Dello Sport reported that Sandro and his agent are on the verge of a new deal to keep him at the club until June 2022 on a £4.38 million (€5 million) salary.

It will come as a huge blow to Chelsea boss Conte who had plans to make a fresh approach in January for defender.


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