Chelsea news: Christian Pulisic message, Everton fitness boost, UEFA set to back new competition

It is a battle of the Blues at Stamford Bridge this weekend as Chelsea host Everton in the Premier League.

Chelsea will continue their push to finish in the top four on Sunday when Everton visit west London, with Carlo Ancelotti set to return to Stamford Bridge in the opposing dugout.

The Italian is clear to take his place in the dugout, having escaped a touchline ban after being shown a red card following Everton’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United last weekend.

Instead, the former Chelsea boss has been fined £8,000 after admitting a charge of misconduct .

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But Chelsea will be hoping to make it two wins from two in games against clubs from Merseyside this week, having beaten Liverpool 2-0 in the FA Cup fifth round on Tuesday.

Below, we take a look at the latest news ahead of the game.

Christian Pulisic’s message

Chelsea forward Christian Pulisic is hoping to return to action sooner rather than later.

That’s according to the American international, who has given an update via social media on his injury.

“Very thankful for your support. Working so hard and super close to a return,” he said on Instagram.

Pulisic has not featured for Chelsea since the 1-1 draw with Brighton & Hove Albion on New Year’s Day.

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Everton fitness boost

The Toffees have been handed a potentially huge injury boost ahead of the game against Chelsea this weekend.

Lucas Digne has missed Everton’s last two matches with a calf injury, which he sustained in the build-up to the defeat at Arsenal last month.

But the French international has been pictured back in training this week with the first team ahead of the trip to Stamford Bridge, with the 26-year-old joining his team-mates on the training ground.

Everton left back Lucas Digne
(Image: Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Digne did not make the squad for the 1-1 draw with Manchester…


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