8pm Chelsea news LIVE: Mount scores in England win, Chilwell out with ‘non-Covid illness’, Drinkwater transfer UPDATE – The Sun

MASON MOUNT was the England hero as the Chelsea youngster hit a winner against Belgium at Wembley.

Meanwhile we have the very latest on Danny Drinkwater's future at the Bridge, while Ben Chilwell missed the Three Lions victory with a 'non-Covid' related illness.

Get all the latest updates from Stamford Bridge here…

  • Joshua Mbu

    MOTM

    Mason Mount has been voted tonight's man of the match after his goal won the game for England!

    Top performance from the Chelsea man.

  • Joshua Mbu

    BEST PALS

    Look how happy Declan Rice is for his best friend Mason Mount……

    If Chelsea revisit a deal for Rice in January or next summer, 100 per cent Mount will be a driving factor in the move happening.

  • Joshua Mbu

    FT: ENGLAND 2-1 BELGIUM

    England came from behind to win tonight's crucial Nations League clash against the No1 team in the world!

    Man Utd's Marcus Rashford converted from the spot to cancel out former team-mate Romelu Lukaku's earlier penalty.

    Mason Mount would cap off a good performance as he scored a deflected effort to hand England all three points.

    Good night for Chelsea and Man Utd fans!

    Follow all the latest post match reaction with the live blog.

    FT: ENGLAND 2-1 BELGIUM

  • Joshua Mbu

    GOAL!

    Chelsea's Mason Mount puts England in front with a deflected effort!

    Follow all the latest with the live blog!

    ENGLAND 2-1 BELGIUM LIVE BLOG

  • Joshua Mbu

    TRANSFORMATION

    Chelsea winger Charly Musonda is working hard to overcome a knee injury which could have prematurely ended his football career.

    The 23-year-old winger has received praise for him desire to return to the game fitter and stronger than ever before.

    Take a look at his transformation.

  • Joshua Mbu

    ENGLAND VS BELGIUM

    Chelsea's Mason Mount starts for England against Belgium in the Nations League.

    Reece James is also on the bench.

    The game has just kicked off so follow all the latest action with the live blog!

    ENGLAND VS BELGIUM LIVE BLOG

  • Justin Lawrence

    GIROUD FEUD

    Olivier Giroud has reportedly played down his alleged rivalry with Real Madrid's Karim Benzema.

    In a bid to quell the rumours, he suggested that his France career may have been better if he had frequently played with Benzema.

    In an interview with TF1 he said: “I've always been blamed a little for the absence of Karim in the France team.

    “There's a supposed rivalry, which has been put together from nothing by some people.

    “My career with Les Bleus might have been better by being played in conjunction with Karim Benzema, but we'll never know.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    POSITIVE PULISIC

    Chelsea's Christian Pulisic is confident that the new talent at the club will bring them trophies this season.

    After a trophy-less previous season, the Blues spent a staggering £222million this summer to challenge their rivals.

    Pulisic told CBS Sports: “We’ve got a great group of guys, we’re going to compete, and we’re hungry to win titles.

    “Absolutely. Why not? That’s right where we want to be.

    “I think that’s realistic, and we’re gonna compete hard to get those trophies.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    BLUE NUMBERS

    Chelsea have released their squad numbers for the season after a busy summer transfer window where they spent £222.48million.

    Christian Pulisic has vacated his number 22 jersey for the coveted number 10.

    The number 11 shirt has also a new owner after Pedro's departure.

    1 Kepa Arrizabalaga

    2 Antonio Rudiger

    3 Marcos Alonso

    4 Andreas Christensen

    5 Jorginho

    6 Thiago Silva

    7 N’Golo Kante

    8 Ross Barkley

    9 Tammy Abraham

    10 Christian Pulisic

    11 Timo Werner

    12 Ruben Loftus-Cheek

    13 Willy Caballero

    14 Fikayo Tomori

    15 Kurt Zouma

    16 Edouard Mendy

    17 Mateo Kovacic

    18 Olivier Giroud

    19 Mason Mount

    20 Callum Hudson-Odoi

    21 Ben Chilwell

    22 Hakim Ziyech

    23 Billy Gilmour

    24 Reece James

    28 Cesar Azpilicueta

    29 Kai Havertz

    33 Emerson Palmieri

  • Justin Lawrence

    FRANK WARNING

    Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has sent a Champions League warning to his squad.

    Lampard is content with the draw but has warned his squad to not get complacent ahead of their Champions League opener against Sevilla.

    >Speaking to the club's official website he said: “I am happy with the draw in the fact that we analysed straightaway the teams we are playing against.

    “So I know a lot of the reaction afterward was what a great draw it is for Chelsea but we can’t approach it with that mindset at all.

    “They are very tough games, all the teams that we play, especially when you are travelling in Europe you always know you are going to get very competitive games.

    “Sevilla won the Europa League last year, and both of the other teams are emerging teams that will cause us a lot of threats and dangers, so let’s see.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    GILMOUR TRAVELS

    Billy Gilmour could reportedly move on loan from Chelsea in winter window.

    He could leave in the winter window to get some playing time away from the Bridge.

    An agent told The Athletic: “Younger lads that didn’t go on-loan will force a move.

    “The Carabao Cup is out of the window for the next two months as the rounds have already been played.

    “Fikayo Tomori and Billy Gilmour should go in January.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    PULISIC PRIDE

    Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic has expressed his joy at being given the iconic number 10 shirt to wear at the club.

    The American international said last weeks match against Crystal Palace where he wore the 10 shirt for the first time was as a “proud moment” for him.

    In an interview with CBSS Sports, Pulisic said: “It meant a lot [wearing the 10].

    “It’s no secret that it’s been my favourite number. It’s the number I wanted to be. Now that Willian moved on this season, there was an opportunity there.”

  • Joshua Jones

    GOOD MORNING BLUES FANS

     

    West Ham have delivered a possible Hammer blow with the club preparing to offer star man Declan Rice a new contract worth up to £125,000 per week to keep him at the club.

     

    Chelsea have been linked with Rice for some time, but were priced out of a move for the midfielder with the Hammers demanding upwards of £65million.

     

    Rice is a former academy player and has many friends still at Chelsea, if a deal is agreed between the two clubs in the future, it would be hard for Rice to turn down a deal to return.

     

    Hakim Ziyech has withdrawn from the Moroccan national team after the club agreed a deal with the national side.

     

    The deal allowed Ziyech to play 30 minutes in last night’s 3-1 win against Senegal, the midfielder got an assist on his return from injury.

     

    Ziyech is yet to make a competitive appearance for Chelsea and boss Frank Lampard wants him fit for next weekend’s fixture against Southampton.

     

    Keeper Edouard Mendy is also set to be fit for next weekend’s clash after picking up a knock whilst on international duty with Senegal.

     

    The 28-year-old picked up a minor thigh strain and after further investigation he should be back fit in no time.

  • Joshua Mbu

    THROWBACK

    Take a look at the top five goals scored against next weeks opponents Southampton.

  • Sandra Brobbey

    OLI OFF?

    Olivier Giroud has hinted his Chelsea career could be drawing to a close, according to reports.

    The France striker, who was heavily linked with a Stamford Bridge exit this summer, is rumoured to be mulling over a potential January move.

    In an interview with the Express Giroud said: “For the future, we will see what happens. I will decide by evaluating the opportunities I will have. I’m not ruling out anything, but for now, I don’t see me returning to Ligue 1.

    “I’d like to play at the highest level in Europe for another two or three years, then maybe I’ll go to the United States.

    I’ve been close to moving to Serie A. They appreciated experienced players there, but the transfer didn’t materialise.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    ZIYECH INTERNATIONAL WITHDRAWAL

    Chelsea midfielder Hakim Ziyech has withdrawn from the Moroccan national team due to an agreement between the club and national team set up.

    The midfielder is yet to make his competitive debut for the Blues after picking up a knee injury in their pre-season friendly against Brighton.

    Ziyech made an impressive 30 minute cameo in last night's 3-1 victory against Senegal providing an assist for En-Nesry's second goal of the evening.

    Chelsea want Ziyech match fit to make his debut next weekend against Southampton, a bench appearance seems most likely.

  • Joshua Mbu

    EXPENSIVE BUYS

    Kepa is top of Chelsea's most expensive buys, followed by new boy Kai Havertz.

  • Joshua Mbu

    WONDERWALL

    Chelsea midfielder Jorginho is a star on and off the pitch!

  • Joshua Mbu

    HAV-ING A LAUGH

    Kai Havertz is on the list for worst transfers of the summer…..

  • Joshua Mbu

    ON THE MEND

    Chelsea new boy Edouard Mendy picked up an injury whilst on international duty with Senegal.

    The 28-year-old missed out on a clash with fellow new boy Hakim Ziyech when Morocco faced off against Senegal last night.

    Morocco came out 3-1 winners and Ziyech provided an assist for En-Nesry's second of the evening.

  • Joshua Mbu

    WINDOW TO REMEMBER

    Look at the amount of Chelsea players in the Summer 2020 transfer best XI!

  • Daniel Brookes

    DRINKWATER LOAN OFF

    Chelsea offered out of favour midfielder Danny Drinkwateer on loan to French side Angers in the closing days of the transfer window.

    According to L'Equipe, Drinkwater was open to the possibility too, and even spoke to some of his prospective teammates.

    Unfortunately, Angers had doubts over the 30-year-old's lack of French speaking skills in a 'key role'.

    Drinkwater, a Premier League winner with Leicester in 2016, endured a turbulent campaign last term with loan spells at Burnley and Aston Villa.

    He is now expected to join a Championship side on loan before the end of the domestic transfer window.

  • Daniel Brookes

    BLUE DE ROON

    Chelsea could target Atalanta midfielder Marten de Roon next summer, according to the Express.

    The Dutchman will be available on a free transfer in 2021, with his contract in Bergamo due to expire next summer and he would represent a cheaper option to the Blues' top midfield target Declan Rice.

    De Roon, 29, has previously played in the Premier League for Middlesbrough in the 2016-17 season.

    Chelsea have also shown interest in Nice midfielder Danilo, 24, who is also in the final year of his contract.

  • Daniel Brookes

    THIRD BLUE JOINS ACCRINGTON

    Chelsea's fourth-choice goalkeeper Nathan baxter has joined Accrington Stanley on loan.

    The 21-year-old becomes the third Chelsea player to join Stanley, after midfielder Jon Russel and forward Tariq Uwakwe, both of whom have already made their League One bows.

    Baxter made the bench in Chelsea's 6-0 win over Barnsely in the Carabao Cup but dropped further down the pecking order after the arrival of Edouard Mendy.

    Baxter could be set for a starting role with Accrington though, having taken the No1 shirt at the club.

  • Daniel Brookes

    FEELING BLUE

    Chelsea left-back Baba Rahman is reportedly a target for Derby County, Watford and Middlesbrough.

    The Daily Mail claim the Championship trio are all keen on the Ghana international, who joined the Blues from Augsburg in a £14million deal five years ago.

    The 26-year-old has had loan spells with Schalke, Reims and Real Mallorca.

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