Chelsea transfer news: Chelsea ‘hold interest’ in Crystal Palace star, Tottenham ‘very close’ to £21m raid

Chelsea are finally back in Premier League action this weekend.

Saturday, 6th August 2022, 8:31 am

Chelsea take on Frank Lampard’s Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday night, and they will be eager to get off to a bright start.

After a turbulent end to last season, Thomas Tuchel and his men will want to show their potential heading into the new season.

The Blues more or less have a clean bill of health heading into the opening weekend.

Timo Werner has shaken off a hamstring injury to return on time, but Ben Chilwell hasn’t quite completed his recovery on time.

The full-back is not quite match fit, or at least not to the level he needs to be to start the season.

Tuchel has confirmed Chelsea are in good shape, but he did explain why Chilwell is unlikely to start this weekend, despite being close.

“He looks better and better, but it seems he needs a little bit more time to adapt to the rhythm and physicality,” he said in his pre-match press conference.

“He is impatient, we will never expect him to be fully patient. He knows everything needs its time, he will get the time.

“It’s a very, very demanding league and we have to take care of him. We can’t just throw him in and see what’s coming.”

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