With the international break halfway through this weekend as the Premier League pauses, a number of Chelsea players are keeping fit by representing their countries ahead of, for many, this summer’s World Cup tournament which takes place in Russia.
Chelsea returned to Barcelona for the first time last week since their heroics in the 2012 Champions League semifinals. Fernando Torres was the hero for the Blues on that night, having come off the bench – what wouldn’t the Londoners have given for another individual to step up in their loss to the Blaugrana this term?
Chelsea favourite Ramires has told of his desire to come back to Stamford Bridge and play for the club again before he retires, which would have caused plenty of excitement around the Blues’ faithful.
Antonio Conte will no doubt be feeling the pressure at Chelsea after a more than miserable campaign this season, with the Blues looking unlikely to even qualify for the Champions League tournament next year at this present moment.
David Luiz’s season is starting to begin to look even more miserable, with the news coming out that the Brazilian defender is set to spend even more time on the injury table. It is believed he will be heading to Barcelona to see a knee specialist in a bid to save his chances of playing again during this campaign, according to reports.
This season has become largely frustrating for those involved with Chelsea and has led to talk of changes being made in the near future. The club has failed to replicate the success of last term’s title-winning campaign, producing a largely mixed bag of results, including heavy defeats to the likes of AFC Bournemouth and Watford, whilst also putting in a solid performance against Barcelona in the Champions League.