Chelsea: Record close to being broken; youngster to snub England; first team trio play for reserves
The Blues are nearing a record breaking streak as his side made it six consecutive wins without conceding, only needing to add two more clean sheet victories to equal the record set by Liverpool in 2005 under Rafa Benitez, who would go on to manage Chelsea later in his career.
However, that task is easier said than done with Manchester City and Tottenham the next up for the Blues as they must avoid conceding again if they are to break the record and also protect their spot at the top of the Premier League table.
Nigerian Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick has revealed that teen sensation Tammy Abraham may turn down the opportunity to play for England and instead opt for Nigeria, saying:
“What are trying to do is what we call VIP scouting – talking to these young players that are playing abroad to play for their father land. If you talk about Tammy Abraham, he is like my son, his father and I grew up in the same neighborhood. So when they talk about him, I just laugh because I know what to do… These are people we have met and they are all excited about Nigeria.”
The Bristol City loanee is in fine form in the Championship and has already played for England at youth level as he earned his first under 21s call up in September.
John Terry, Cesc Fabregas, Michy Batshuayi and Kurt Zouma were amongst those to earn minutes with the club’s development team in front of Antonio Conte this afternoon as they seek to stake their claims for a shot at first team action.
All have struggled to find a way into the team given the superb form in the past six games, but will be hoping to convince Conte that rotations may be necessary after fielding the same eleven in every one of those matches.
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