A look at some of the recent newspaper stories involving Chelsea…
Ruben Loftus-Cheek faces at least two weeks on the sidelines with a foot injury, according to The Sun.
The newspaper say the Chelsea midfielder picked up the injury while playing for England against Switzerland this week.
The Sun say he will miss next week’s Europa League game against PAOK Salonika, which he was set to start, and is also also likely to be unavailable for the Carabao Cup tie against Liverpool – another game Loftus-Cheek was expected to feature in.
It would be a major blow to Loftus-Cheek’s hopes of impressing, having been overlooked by boss Maurizio Sarri since the Premier League season began.
Terry linked with Chelsea return
John Terry has been linked with a possible return to Chelsea in a coaching role.
It comes after the Blues legend rejected a move to Spartak Moscow, having decided it would not be in his family’s interests.
He has been linked with a return to Championship side Aston Villa, where he spent last season after leaving Stamford Bridge.
But The Sun have speculated that the former Chelsea and England captain could opt to return to the Bridge in a coaching capacity.
Speculation over Fabregas’ future
With the transfer window closed, there is speculation about what might happen when it reopens in January.
And Cesc Fabregas continues to be linked with a possible move from Chelsea.
AC Milan have again been linked with the Blues midfielder, having been linked with him during successive transfer windows.
The Daily Express have claimed Inter Milan are also interested in Fabregas ahead of a possible bid for him in January.
The newspaper declared there is a “tug of war” between the Milan clubs and that Chelsea face the risk of losing him on a free transfer when his contract expires next summer.
Fabregas will be free to discuss a summer move to overseas clubs in January unless he signs a new deal before then.