Rolling Blues: Live Blog

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Welcome to Friday’s rolling news coverage, as we keep you updated with all the Chelsea happenings throughout the day. 

Antonio Conte’s side return to Premier League action this weekend, following Wednesday’s Carabao Cup first leg semi-final draw with Arsenal, with the Blues welcoming Leicester City to Stamford Bridge on Saturday, kick-off 3pm. 

 

TRAINING PHOTO GALLERY

Danny Drinkwater cuts a determined figure as he hunts the ball down.

Antonio Conte puts his players through their paces ahead of tomorrow’s game against Leicester.

Thibaut Courtois leaps across to make a save during today’s session.

David Luiz shields the ball under pressure from both Cahill and Charly Musonda.

The Blues boss conducted his pre-match press conference at Cobham, where he spoke about a range of subjects, including his role and the availability of Ross Barkley. You can read more here.

Training

The side are training at Cobham this morning, ahead of Saturday’s clash with Leicester at Stamford Bridge.

We are on hand to capture all the action, starting with the lads heading out for the pitches. Led, by our Brazilian trio who stopped by to say hello!

press conference

Antonio will be sitting down with the gathered media in the press room at Cobham at around 1.15pm, to preview the weekend home clash with the Foxes. 

We will get the latest from the boss on the team news ahead of the game, his thoughts on Claude Puel’s side and a number of other topics, which will be reported on the Chelsea website. 

Remember, you can watch the presser live on Chelsea TV from 1.15pm.

Tough game, could be a draw…

I think Leicester could edge this one…

One of Europe’s best!

In case you missed it, Eden Hazard was named in the UEFA Team of the Year for 2017 this week. Here’s a message from the man himself, thanking all those who voted for him…

OPPOSITION CAMP

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy will be fit to face Chelsea after recovering from a groin injury.

The England international missed Saturday’s FA Cup draw at former club Fleetwood but will travel to Stamford Bridge with the squad for this weekend’s clash.

Meanwhile, manager Claude Puel does have a headache in defence. Captain Wes Morgan and right-back Danny Simpson both remain out with hamstring problems but Vicente Iborra (hamstring) and Christian Fuchs (illness) are back fit and available for the Foxes.

 

Premier League fixtures

All 3pm kick-offs unless stated

Saturday January 13

Chelsea v Leicester 
Crystal Palace v Burnley
Huddersfield v West Ham
Newcastle v Swansea 
Watford v Southampton 
West Brom v Brighton 
Spurs v Everton (5.30pm) 

Sunday January 14

Bournemouth v Arsenal (1.30pm) 
Liverpool v Man City (4pm) 

Monday January 15

Man United v Stoke (8pm)

Chelsea FC NEWS 

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