5pm Chelsea news LIVE: Hudson-Odoi back in training, Gary Staker to quit, Batshuayi nets brace for U23s, Cole ‘offered’ coaching role – The Sun
FRANK LAMPARD's tough start as Chelsea boss continued in their home clash with Leicester.
After a 4-0 drubbing against Man Utd on the opening day, the Blues legend was desperate for a win against the Foxes – but Wilfred Ndidi's second-half header saw the visitors return up the M1 with a point.
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EDEN HAZARD could be set to make his Real Madrid debut earlier than expected after a positive update from the club’s medical team.
The Belgian superstar joined Los Blancos as their marquee summer signing from Chelsea for £130million in June.
But apart from a few appearances in pre-season, fans have been made to wait to watch the 28-year-old forward in action.
Hazard was due to play in last week’s La Liga opener against Celta Vigo before suffering a thigh injury just days before the 3-1 triumph.
After the training ground blow, the ex-Lille ace was believed to be facing a month on the sidelines.
Now Madrid’s medical staff have revised their initial assessment due to his impressive recovery.
CALLUM HUDSON-ODOI is back in first-team training with Chelsea in what is a timely boost for struggling boss Frank Lampard.
The England winger, 18, has not played since April 22 after suffering an Achilles injury against Burnley.
But after taking part in training with the Under-23s in recent weeks, Hudson-Odoi has now teamed up with the first team once again at Cobham.
Chelsea tweeted a series of photos of the youngster getting stuck in during training.
He replied: “Let's go,” following up his “I'm backkkkkk” tweet from August 9.
CHELSEA flop Davide Zappacosta has agreed a loan deal with Roma.
The Italian right-back is set to spend the rest of the season with the Italian giants.
According to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, the 27-year-old will have his medical some at some time this week.
The ex-Torino star, 27, cannot get a decent first-team run and knows Reece James, 19, is also breaking through.
Cesar Azpilicueta is the Blues' first-choice right-back.
He made just one Premier League start last season under Maurizio Sarri but was an ever-present in their Europa League success.
CHRISTIAN PULISIC rejected a move to Manchester United because of Jose Mourinho, according to his former coach.
Robin Walker coached the American as a youngster at non-League side Brackley Town and made the stunning revelation.
He told the Telegraph: “I'm a Chelsea fan, I grew up in London supporting them.
“When I was in Dortmund last year, I told him that he had to come.
'He wouldn't go to Manchester United because of Jose Mourinho.
“His father couldn't stand Mourinho, because he didn't promote young players.”
MASON MOUNT and Marcos Alonso are among the stars wishing Chelsea Women good luck in their match against the Israeli women's national team this evening.
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