Chelsea are confident that Pedro will not be out for an extended period of time even though the Spanish winger suffered “multiple fractures” to his face. Pedro, 29, collided with Arsenal’s David Ospina in Chelsea’s 3-0 win against the Gunners in Beijing on Saturday and it turns out his injury is worse than first feared. Speaking ahead of Chelsea’s International Champions Cup game in Singapore against Bayern Munich on Tuesday, Antonio Conte revealed that Pedro has returned to London.
When Chelsea broke its club record to sign Alvaro Morata for £70 million last week, the deal was seen as an act of desperation from the Premier League champion. Antonio Conte had told Diego Costa, Chelsea’s top scorer last season, that he was not in his plans for the future at Stamford Bridge; the Spaniard would be sold and a replacement brought in. His successor was expected by many, including Chelsea, to be Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku. Lukaku was the second top scorer in the Premier League last season, he had been a Chelsea player before, and all of the noises coming out of the 24-year-old’s camp headed towards a return to Stamford Bridge. But that, as we know, didn’t happen. Manchester United
Chelsea will step up their interest in Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain this week, despite Arsene Wenger's insistence that the midfielder is not for sale, according to reports. Sky Sports News reporter Kaveh Solhekol claimed that the reigning Premier League champions will make their move this week, while competition remains in the form of Liverpool for Oxlade-Chamberlain " Arsene Wenger says Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is not going anywhere. He’s got 12 months left on his contract. We are told Chelsea will make their move for him this week and that Liverpool are also interested. Oxlade-Chamberlain says if he leaves Arsenal, it would not be because of money." The 23-year old joined Arsenal in