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The Chelsea morning headlines as key problem area identified and Blues scout 18-goal striker

Here are your Chelsea morning headlines for Sunday, 1st March.

The key area Chelsea must fix

Match of the Day pundit Alan Shearer has said that Chelsea must improve defensively if they are to hold onto fourth spot in the Premier League.

The Blues could see their gap to fifth place Manchester United cut to just one point this afternoon after dropping two points in the 2-2 draw with Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Shearer has pinpointed the number of changes being made in defence as a key factor.

“They are conceding too many goals. They have conceded 39 goals and there is no consistency in there in terms of the players that are used in that back-line,” he said.

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“They had a lot of possession today and they have got to start turning.”

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Blues ‘join Jonathan David race’

Chelsea have joined the race for Gent star Jonathan David, according to the Daily Star .

Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham, Aston Villa and Leicester City are all said to also be interested in the striker who has scored 18 times in 25 appearances this season.

The report claims that Chelsea have now identified the 20-year-old as a potential target and had a scout watching the Europa League tie against Roma in the week.

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RB Leipzig’s brilliant Werner message

Timo Werner is said to be a long-term target of Frank Lampard and Chelsea as the Blues boss looks to bolster his attacking options in the summer.

But the striker has also been heavily linked with a summer move to Anfield.

Upon Liverpool’s first loss of the season against Watford where they fell to a 3-0 defeat. Werner’s current side RB Leipzig took the perfect opportunity to troll the Reds on social media.

Bournemouth talking points

The 2-2 draw against Bournemouth may feel like an opportunity missed by Lampard’s side…

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