Chelsea evening headlines with Blues backed for title tilt and Serie A giants line up Kante bid

Good evening, Chelsea fans. Here are your evening headlines for Sunday, November 8.

Wright delivers Chelsea title challenge verdict

Ian Wright believes Chelsea can challenge for the Premier League title following their 4-1 victory over Sheffield United on Saturday evening.

The Blues are unbeaten in six league matches and are the top-flight’s leading scorers after their win against the Blades. And Wright believes Frank Lampard’s can maintain their title challenge throughout the season.

“Yes, with what they’ve got,” Wright said on Premier League Productions when asked about Chelsea’s title credentials.

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“There’s a little bit of fitting the pieces together and I think the goalkeeper [Edouard Mendy], Thiago Silva, [Hakim] Ziyech coming in, [Kai] Havertz coming in, Werner coming in, I think those players and the quality and the standard of those players then yes they should be [title challengers].

“But it’s about fitting the pieces together. For me, playing [N’Golo] Kante where he does is going to free up another vital cog on the offensive side of things, because he was everywhere against Sheffield United.

“So once that’s all knitted together and they start to string a couple of wins together which they seem like they’re doing now, more clean sheets I’m sure will come.

“They’ll be very disappointed with that goal [against Sheffield United] because it was a poor goal to concede. But they’ve got everything in the armoury to actually challenge, without a doubt.”

Kante a key target for Serie A giants

Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has made Blues midfielder N’Golo Kante a key target for his Inter Milan side.

According to French outlet Canal+, the Italian coach is determined to add the World Cup winner to his midfield as he looks to build a team capable of usurping Juventus atop the Serie A table.