Your Chelsea digest on Monday, February 21.
Jorginho sends decided message
Chelsea midfielder Jorginho has delivered a decided message on Instagram after the Blues left it late in opposition to Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Hakim Ziyech was the hero to solidify the Blues’ place inside the highest 4 and slim the hole on Liverpool to seven factors forward of an enormous week for the membership.
Thomas Tuchel’s aspect are in motion in opposition to Lille within the Champions League and Liverpool within the Carabao Cup ultimate within the subsequent seven days and Jorginho seems pleased with their kind heading into the video games.
Taking to Instagram the midfielder wrote: “We by no means quit, pleased with this workforce.”
Motive for Emerson failure emerges
Chelsea left-back Emerson has revealed he didn’t return from his mortgage spell at Lyon in January out of loyalty to director of soccer Juninho.
Tuchel was desperate to bolster his left-back choices by bringing the Italy worldwide again from his spell in Ligue 1 however a compensation deal couldn’t be agreed.
“I didn’t return to Chelsea as a result of I promised Juninho that I’d keep for a season. I’m a person of my phrase. I like being in Lyon, I wish to be right here,” he stated through Fabrizio Romano.
“For subsequent season, exhausting to say as a result of depends upon the golf equipment however I am glad right here.”
Romelu Lukaku underneath the microscope
Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has discovered himself underneath the microscope after one other absent show in opposition to Crystal Palace on Saturday, with Alan Shearer dissecting his efficiency on Match of the Day.
“One contact, apart from the kick-off within the first-half. One,” he stated of Lukaku’s show.
“There’s positively not an understanding there of what he desires, what he wants. He is really stopped working at instances as a result of the ball isn’t coming in.
“There’s quite a few examples of that as we speak. I imply, seven touches within the sport is totally unimaginable.”