10pm Chelsea news LIVE: Havertz tests positive for coronavirus, Rennes win reaction, Gilmour posts training picture – The Sun

CHELSEA saw off Rennes tonight at Stamford Bridge thanks to goals from Timo Werner and Tammy Abraham.

But Kai Havertz missed the match after Frank Lampard confirmed the German had test positive for coronavirus.

Get all the latest updates from Stamford Bridge here…

  • Anthony Chapman

    RATINGS BY SIMON PHILLIPS

    Thiago Silva put in another flawless performance as Chelsea beat Rennes 3-0.

    But Hakim Ziyech failed to replicate his top form at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening.

    READ OUR FULL PLAYER RATINGS HERE

  • Anthony Chapman

    GAME OVER

    It's all over at Stamford Bridge and Chelsea have run out 3-0 winners.

    Two goals from Timo Werner and a strike from Tammy Abraham sealed victory against ten-man Rennes.

    The result also marks Chelsea's fifth consecutive clean sheet.

    The last time they achieved that feat was over TEN years ago when Petr Cech was in goal.

  • Anthony Chapman

    SUPER CHELS

    Frank Lampard's men are three goals up and facing ten men after Timo Werner converted ANOTHER penalty before the break.

    Left-back Dalbert was shown a second yellow card for a handball in the box.

    Tammy Abraham then made it 3-0 in the 50th minute with a classic striker's finish.

    And the Blues could be set to record another European thrashing after beating Krasnodar 4-0 last week.

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  • Anthony Chapman

    WERN BABY WERN

    Chelsea are 1-0 up against Rennes after 30 minutes thanks to a penalty won and scored by Timo Werner.

    The Blues are in total control at Stamford Bridge and will be keen to get a second before the break.

    With the likes of Olivier Giroud and Callum Hudson-Odoi on the bench, there are plenty of options for Frank Lampard should he feel the need to make changes.

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  • Anthony Chapman

    ON THE MEND

    It's a big night for a big man at Stamford Bridge.

    Goalkeeper Edouard Mendy faces old side Rennes tonight.

    If he keeps them at bay, it will be his FIFTH consecutive clean sheet – a far cry from the error-prone days of Kepa Arrizabalaga.

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  • Anthony Chapman

    TEAM NEWS

    Kai Havertz has dropped out of Chelsea's starting XI after Frank Lampard revealed he has tested positive for coronavirus.

    Jorginho replaces him midfield against Rennes.

    But otherwise it's the same team that cruised to a 3-0 win against Burnley at the weekend.

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  • Anthony Chapman

    RICE AND EASY

    Chelsea will 'try again' for West Ham star Declan Rice in January, according to reports.

    The Blues were eager on signing him over the summer and want to reunite him with best mate Mason Mount.

    Fabrizio Romano said on his Here We Go podcast: “Declan Rice would still love to join Chelsea.

    “I think they would try again for him in January, they already have an agreement on personal terms with him.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    ZIY OH MY

    Rio Ferdinand claims that Hakim Ziyech was the best signing that Chelsea have made this year.

    Speaking on his YouTube channel Ferdinand said: “I think Ziyech, out of all of them, has been the one he’s wanted to bring back most because he brings you that little bit of difference.

    “He brings you that little bit of guile. Havertz has got it but Ziyech is a player.

    “He’s the person who always looking for that little pass, that little bit of difference, he plays the hard pass, the risky pass that gets you the big reward.

    “I’m sure the likes of Havertz, Timo Werner, Tammy Abraham, they are going to want to play with someone like him because he will put chances on a plate.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    KRAS NO CONCERN

    Chelsea are looking for back-to-back Champions League wins when they face Rennes later.

    Here's a reminder of what happened in last week's game against Russian side Krasnodar.

    Can the Blues make it a repeat performance tonight?

  • Anthony Chapman

    POTENTIAL LINE UP

    Chelsea host Rennes tonight with Frank Lampard suggesting he has settled with a permanent formation.

    The Blues boss has switched between a 4-3-3, 4-2-3-1 and even a 3-4-3 set up so far.

    But after starting Kai Havertz and Mason Mount as a No8 pair with N'Golo Kante in holding midfield, Chelsea shined against Burnley winning 3-0.

    And Lamps could stick with the same system, as well as most of the personnel.

  • William Pugh

    DEAL OR NO DEAL

    The ten highest release clauses in world football are ALL from LaLiga.

    Not a single Premier League star makes the list as Real Madrid and Barcelona are taking no risks when it comes to losing their big-name stars.

    Barca found out the hard way in 2017 when Paris Saint-Germain matched Neymar's £198m release clause and landed the Brazilian.

    Therefore it is no surprise that they have since learned their lesson.

    Barca and their fierce rivals dominate the list of the highest release clauses in world football as SunSport reveal the top ten.

  • William Pugh

    ROUD NOT TO

    Chelsea fans are calling for Olivier Giroud to start against Rennes in the Champions League.

    The Frenchman has struggled for game time this season with Timo Werner and Tammy Abraham ahead of him in the queue.

  • William Pugh

    TOP DROG

    Frank Lampard has revealed details of his close relationship with Didier Drogba.

    The Blues boss had a telepathic link with the Ivorian when the two played together at Stamford Bridge and Lampard says it was no accident.

  • William Pugh

    NO WAY JOSE

    Jose Mourinho insists Harry Kane is not a cheat like other Premier League stars.

    The Tottenham boss is furious after his striker was accused of winning a VAR penalty against Brighton’s Adam Lallana on Sunday.

    Mourinho said:”You are confused because you could be speaking about some Manchester United players.

    “You could be speaking about some Man City players, you could be speaking about some Liverpool players, you could be speaking about some Chelsea players and yet you're speaking about Harry Kane?

    “He was in a position to control the ball in a dangerous position and Lallana came in with a very reckless action and committed a foul.

    “What are you speaking about being clever or being not clever? Being clever is to hold the ball and shoot and score. It was a foul.”

  • William Pugh

    KAI-BOSHED

    Kai Havertz reportedly missed Chelsea training yesterday sparking fears he could miss their Champions League game against Rennes at Stamford Bridge tonight.

    However, conflicting reports suggest he is just being rested by boss Frank Lampard.

  • William Pugh

    FAB SELECTIONS

    Cesc Fabregas has shared his Fantasy Premier League team online and he has Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as captain.

    The former Arsenal and Chelsea man also snubbed old rivals Manchester United with ZERO Red Devils in his squad.

  • William Pugh

    THAT'S HOW IT'S DARN

    Chelsea welcome Rennes to Stamford Bridge in the Champions League tonight.

    And the Blues were keen to remind fans how they got on last time out when they thrashed Krasnodar 4-0.

  • William Pugh

    ESSY DOES IT

    Chelsea legend Michael Essien is surprised Frank Lampard became a mamager.

    Speaking to TalkSPORT about his former team-mate, the Ghanaian said: “He [Lampard] was one of the leaders [in the dressing room]. I didn’t really see that he would end up becoming a manager. Knowing Frank, he’s very quiet and calm and does his thing.

    “But I’m not surprised he took on that job. He knows Chelsea very well and it’s very good for him and I wish him all the best.

    “Yes [I have been impressed] because Chelsea is not an easy place to go as a manager or player.

    “His first year he was not allowed to make a lot of signings, but he still managed to do well. It’s a big credit to him and hopefully, they will do even better this season.”

  • William Pugh

    ON THE MEND

    Frank Lampard is thrilled with new goalkeeper Edouard Mendy and he has heaped praise on the keeper ahead of the Blues' Champions League clash against his old club Rennes.

    Lampard said: “He has shown his qualities that we brought him into the club for.

    “All the feedback was he had a great personality, a strong personality in the dressing room, and everything I heard, all those positives, came true. It seems his personality is pretty laid-back with a tough edge when it comes to work.

    “He is very low maintenance, he works hard, he wants to work more, and he is eager to engage with his team-mates and myself.

    “He has a smile on his face so it’s a real positive when you have a player that comes in and hits the ground running on the pitch and in the dressing room.”

  • William Pugh

    HE'S ZI MAN

    Rio Ferdinand thinks Hakim Ziyech is Chelsea's most dangerous signing.

    Speaking on his YouTube channel, the former Man Utd and England star said: “Yes, he’s [Frank Lampard] had a chequebook to be able to throw about. He’s gone out there, he’s executed and got players in but then the pressure mounts. Will the players do it?

    “I think Ziyech, out of all of them, has been the one he’s wanted to bring back most because he brings you that little bit of difference. He brings you that little bit of guile. Havertz has got it but Ziyech is a player.

    “I saw him at Stamford Bridge last season destroy Chelsea, I saw him in the Champions League many times last season.

    “He’s the person who always looking for that little pass, that little bit of difference, he plays the hard pass, the risky pass that gets you the big reward.

    “I’m sure the likes of Havertz, Timo Werner, Tammy Abraham, they are going to want to play with someone like him because he will put chances on a plate.”

  • William Pugh

    TO BE FRANK

    Frank Lampard is feeling confident ahead of Chelsea's Champions League game with Rennes after his team's comfortable Premier League win against Burnley last weekend.

  • William Pugh

    HELPING HAND

    Diego Maradona is “resting” in his room after an 80-minute operation for a blood clot on his brain.

    The 60-year-old legend faces up to a week in hospital before he is allowed home after undergoing surgery at the private Olivos Clinic on the outskirts of Buenos Aires.

    Daughter Dalma, who rushed to her father’s side on Tuesday after it emerged medics had discovered the bleed on his brain during a CT scan, tweeted overnight: “I’ve just left the clinic and I want to thank everyone for their constant displays of love for my dad. Thanks to all those of you who prayed for him.”

    The retired footballer’s personal physician Leopoldo Luque, speaking around an hour after the op finished at 10.20pm local time, added: “Diego tolerated the surgery excellently and he’s doing very well.

    “We’ve left a small tube in to facilitate drainage which will be removed today. Him coming round after the surgery was a very big step. The haematoma has been evacuated very well and his brain beat is recovering.

    “His evolution now has to be monitored day by day. The beginning has been very good for an operation which is not of high-complexity, but is nevertheless brain surgery.”

  • William Pugh

    MELLY HAPPY RETURNS

    Chelsea have wished their former defender Mario Melchiot a happy birthday.

    The Dutchman turns 44 today.

  • William Pugh

    DY IS CAST

    Chelsea will not sign Paulo Dybala in January, according to reports.

    The Blues have been heavily linked with the Argentine but Roman Abramovich has blocked a move during the next transfer window, according to CalcioMercato.

    Abramovich's side have already shelled out more than £100million on Hakim Ziyech and Kai Havertz in Dybala's position and will not be dipping into the market for the Juventus star as a result.

  • William Pugh

    CHUK IT IN

    Manchester United and Chelsea are reportedly tracking long-term Arsenal target Samuel Chukwueze.

    90min claims the 21-year-old Villarreal star is attracting suitors from some of Europe’s top clubs.

    Arsenal have been fans of Chukwueze for some time.

    But they have now been joined in the hunt by rivals United and Chelsea.

    Chukwueze has already clocked up 84 appearances for Villarreal despite his young age, scoring 12 goals in the process.

    But any interested parties will have to meet Chukwueze’s release clause, which stands at a mammoth £80million.

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