Here are your Chelsea morning headlines for Thursday, April 8.
Mount delivers the goods
Chelsea took a giant stride towards the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League last night with a 2-0 win over Portuguese outfit FC Porto in the first-leg of their quarter-final in Spain.
Goals either side of half-time from Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell sealed the victory for Thomas Tuchel’s side, ensuring the German saw his side deliver the perfect response following Saturday’s 5-2 defeat to West Bromwich Albion.
Whilst it was not the most vintage and lucrative Chelsea performance we have been treated to under Tuchel, it was a display that provided plenty of character and belief, moving the club closer and closer to the last-four of the Champions League in the process.
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Whilst everyone within the team played their part, it was Mount that stood up tall and acted as the go-to man, scoring his maiden goal in the Champions League. He came out on top in our player ratings but how did the rest of his team-mates get on?
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Chelsea eye Lukaku swoop
Chelsea have already decided on their transfer alternative to Erling Haaland.
The Borussia Dortmund superstar is highly sought after ahead of the summer with the Blues in competition with the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester City and Manchester United for the striker’s signature.
With Dortmund reportedly valuing Haaland as high as £150million, it might come down to who can afford the Norwegian, especially given the financial struggle due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
But while Chelsea may have as good a chance as anyone in affording Haaland, the size of the other clubs involved might just mean they miss out on their prime target this summer.
And if that happens, it seems…