9am Chelsea news LIVE: Mount returns to training, Willian target for Atleti, Kepa eyes Blues exit, Conte wants Alonso – The Sun

FRANK LAMPARD's Chelsea were brought back to Earth with a bump as they were hammered 3-0 by Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

And that could be the trigger for Lampard to ship out a number of players this summer, including Ross Barkley, Kepa Arrizabalaga and Jorginho.

Meanwhile, Mason Mount is in training ahead of the Bournemouth clash.

Follow all the latest news and updates from the Bridge below…


    Frank Lampard has revealed that Chelsea contract talks with Willian are “ongoing” – as the Blues try to keep hold of the soon-to-be out-of-contract star.

    The 31-year-old Brazilian was able to speak to foreign clubs in January, with his Stamford Bridge deal set to end in June.

    Spurs are reportedly after the winger, who originally snubbed the North Londoners to sign for Chelsea in 2013.

    Chelsea are thought to have offered him a two-year deal, but Willian wants a three-year contract – and a rise in his £110,000-a-week wages.


    So a big game for Chelsea today on the south coast at Bournemouth at 3pm UK time.

    Frank Lampard's men are in the driving seat in the race for fourth place, three points ahead of Manchester United in fifth with Tottenham and Sheffield United a further point adrift.

    Leicester's surprise defeat at Norwich last night also means that the Blues can move three points behind them in third place with a win today.

    Confident, Blues fans?


    Today is the day to bounce back after the midweek Champions League embarrassment at the hands of Bayern Munich.

    Frank Lampard was scathing after the 3-0 thumping and stories have emerged since suggesting several of his first team stars could be heading for the door in the summer.

    Kepa, Kurt Zouma, Emerson, Marcos Alonso, Jorginho, Ross Barkley, Pedro and Willian are all at risk of departing in the summer though Frank Lampard refused to answer questions on particular players at yesterday's press conference. 

    But there is still football to be played and the Blues travel to Bournemouth in the lunch time kick-off today with the home side looking to complete a double over Chelsea after Dan Gosling handed them a 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge earlier in the season.

    But Lampard will have to do it without Tammy Abraham who faces an “indefinite” spell on the sidelines.

    Chelsea are also set to suffer under new Fifa rules which cut number of loans allowed for senior players to just six.

    Chelsea Women boss Emma Hayes also revealed she wants to pay homage to childhood hero Nigel Clough as her side attempt to beat Arsenal in the League Cup final today.

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    “It will be difficult in any case to make a global ban because the situation is really different in many parts of the world.

    “But health of people is much more important than any football game and that’s why we have to look at the situation and hope that it will decrease rather than increase.

    “At the moment it looks like it is still increasing.

    “If games have to be postponed or played without spectators until it is over then we have to go through that.”


    FIFA President Gianni Infantino says the world governing body could step in to cancel next month’s England international friendlies because of the coronavirus.

    Infantino insisted that the football world should not “panic” over the global spread of the killer virus and that he expected this summer’s Euro 2020 to take place.

    But asked directly by SunSport if Fifa should intervene to call off the March friendly dates, including England’s Wembley games with Italy and Denmark, Infantino admitted: “I wouldn’t exclude anything at this moment…

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