Chelsea have reportedly launched a £40m bid for Everton’s Anthony Gordon.
The Blues have also been told they can land Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for just £21million.
The 33-year-old former Arsenal striker could be heading to Stamford Bridge just eight months after leaving north London.
Tuchel said of Aubameyang: “I enjoyed working with him [Aubameyang] very, it was a pleasure. I’ve never had a problem.”
Elsewhere, Chelsea have reportedly AGREED a deal for Leicester midfielder Wesley Fofana.
The Blues have already rejected two attempts, but are optimistic that their third bid will be successful.
However, they will still have to meet Leicester’s demands, with the Foxes asking for a world-record fee.
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Chelsea have suffered an early season blow with N’Golo Kante facing an injury lay-off.
The France international picked up a hamstring problem in Sunday’s dramatic 2-2 draw with Tottenham.
Blues boss Thomas Tuchel delivered a grim verdict on Kante, 31, when he spoke on Chelsea’s official website after the game.
The German said: “It looks like a muscle injury, a hamstring.
“He [Kante] he said he feels it pretty strongly, so it’s not good.”
Good morning Chelsea fans
Have you recovered from last night yet?
Tottenham manager Antonio Conte continued his feud with Thomas Tuchel after the game.
The Italian took to social media last night to take a hilarious swipe at the Chelsea gaffer.
After Reece James scored Chelsea’s second goal, Tuchel leaped from his penalty area, sprinting down the touchline in celebration, straight past a desperate Conte.
And Conte uploaded a picture of the moment, saying: “Fortunately I didn’t see you… tripping you up would have been well deserved.”
The blues plot a double blow from Barça
Despite all the frustration that Barcelona have caused Chelsea in this transfer window, stealing several players from them, including Jules Kounde and Raphinha, Chelsea are hoping for revenge.
The Blues look set to make a second bid for Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang.
Furthermore, Frenkie De Jong has mentioned that he would prefer to join Chelsea over Manchester United.
Although, his desire is still to stay in Barcelona.
The Blues huff and puff as Kante walks away
Some of the less talked about news after the firecracker of a game today was an injury to N’golo Kante.
The Frenchman was forced off with what appeared to be a hamstring injury late in the second half.
His tenacity won the ball back for Chelsea before the Blues’ second goal.
However, Tuchel may be without the 31-year-old for a while.
The Chelsea boss gave an insight into the severity of the injury:
It looks like a muscle injury, a hamstring. he [Kante] he said he feels it pretty strong so it’s not good.
Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea boss
Thousands sign petition to ban Anthony Taylor
Fans are furious at some of the decisions made by referee Anthony Taylor this afternoon.
A page has been set up to try and ban the referee from officiating Chelsea games and has incredibly gathered over 37,000 signatures.
With fans believing he has an agenda against the Blues, a number of past decisions, including Romero pulling Cucurella’s hair, have been listed as reasons for the signing.
BREAKING: Chelsea have rejected Gordon’s offer
Everton have reportedly rejected Chelsea’s initial £40m bid for Anthony Gordon.
According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, the Blues are said to be discussing a new proposal for the striker.
Chelsea could look to include players in the deal as Frank Lampard was reportedly interested in more than one Chelsea player this summer.
Carragher believes Everton will not accept Gordon’s offer
After the game, Carragher gave his opinion on whether Chelsea’s offer would be accepted.
I don’t see how Everton would accept that right now. They lack attacking players and he is the club’s great hope. He’s a local boy and he’s the one to hang his hat on. I think it will have to be well over £40m for Everton to agree to that.
Jamie Carragher, ex-Liverpool defender
Chelsea boss says Tottenham’s goals ‘can’t stand’
Tuchel was adamant that Tottenham’s two goals should not have stood because of fouls in the build-up.
Kai Havertz was brought down before Hojbjerg scored.
Romero then pulled Cucurella’s hair before Kane equalized in stoppage time.
Both goals cannot be supported. There’s only one team that deserves to win: it’s us.
Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea boss
Tuchel talks about a handshake
The Chelsea boss spoke about his falling out with Tottenham boss Antonio Conte in his post-match interview.
Asked why he got so heated, Tuchel said:
I thought when we shook hands, you looked into each other’s eyes; I had a different opinion. It wasn’t necessary, but it wasn’t necessary a lot.
Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea boss
Chelsea go through Gordon
Chelsea’s interest in Anthony Gordon has materialized in a bid in the last hour.
Sky reported that the Blues have made a bid worth £40million for the 21-year-old.
The Englishman recently had to deputize as a number nine against Villa due to an injury to Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
how it happened
Conte pumped his fist in the air moments before the handshake.
Tuchel appeared to refuse to let go of Conte’s hand, prompting the Italian to confront his rival manager.
The Chelsea boss then gestured with his hands that he wanted Conte to look him in the eye.
Only the bench could separate the couple.
LATEST: Tuchel and Conte red carded after scrap
As the final whistle blew, the managers reached boiling point.
The pair shook hands, but then squared off a second time, pushing and shoving each other before breaking away.
Late goalscorer Harry Kane, who equalized in stoppage time, had to calm his manager down before heading down the tunnel.
Anthony Taylor showed a red card to both managers.
What a drama!!!
Battle of the bench
It all begins!
Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte clashed after Tottenham’s controversial draw and had to part ways.
Tuchel then ran out of his technical area and beat Conte to celebrate James’ goal.
I wonder if we’ll see a handshake at the end of this one.
James puts Chelsea in front again!
Reece James smashes the ball past Lloris, raising the roof at Stamford Bridge.
Tuchel has arrived on the touchline to celebrate and the fans are loving every second.
Hojbjerg equalizes the scores
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg flicked the ball into the bottom corner beyond Mendy’s reach.
The dugouts are on their feet with the Chelsea bench furious that a foul has not been committed in the build-up.
Sterling has a golden chance to double Chelsea’s lead, dancing inside the six-yard box before curling a shot over the bar.
Kane then gets into a shooting position, slipping at the vital moment and dragging his effort wide.
Chelsea are back on the road at Stamford Bridge.
There are no changes for either side as Tuchel looks to continue his perfect start.
Chelsea go into the break in front thanks to a Koulibaly strike.
The Blues have had the lion’s share of possession and look to be in control at the moment.
Mount went close with a curling effort but only one goal remains between the Londoners so far.
Koulibaly scores for Chelsea!
Kalidou Koulibaly volleyed home his first goal for the club in 20 minutes!
The ball came in from the corner and the 31-year-old brilliantly cut the ball past Lloris to put his side ahead.
We have take off in West London.
Anthony Taylor blew the whistle on a muddy afternoon to get the derby going.
Tottenham starting eleven:
Antonio Conte picks the same team that managed to win their first game of the season against Southampton today.
1. Lloris, 17. Romero, 15. Dier, 33. Davies, 12. Emerson Royal, 30. Bentancur, 5. Højbjerg, 19. Sessegnon, 21. Kulusevski, 7. Son Heung-Min, 10. Kane.
Chelsea starting eleven:
Marc Cucurella makes his Chelsea debut at Stamford Bridge today, while Ruben Loftus-Cheek is enjoying a rare start in this London derby.
16. Mendy, 24. James, 6. Thiago Silva, 26. Koulibaly, 12. Loftus-Cheek, 7. Kante, 5. Jorginho, 32. Cucurella, 19. Mount, 29. Havertz, 17. Sterling
Newcastle have Gallagher in their sights
The Geordie club have reportedly made Conor Gallagher their number one transfer target for the summer.
Eddie Howe’s side want to test Chelsea’s resolve with a £40million bid for the midfielder.
Previously linked with James Maddison, Newcastle may see Gallagher as a better option as he is more of a box-to-box midfielder, with the Leicester man preferring to play in the final third of the pitch.
The player could be interested in the move with the Qatar World Cup on his mind and if he could book himself a place on the plane with the England squad for the tournament.
Ready to visit Tottenham
As we enjoy the last of our mini heatwave with thunderstorms forecast later today, Stamford Bridge is basking in the sun as we approach kick-off.
The pitch looks perfect as it welcomes today’s London derby, with neither team able to fault the surface for not playing a fluid passing game.
Thomas Tuchel will be hoping people are still talking about Spurs’ woeful form at Chelsea tonight.
Great test for both sides
Chelsea face Tottenham at Stamford Bridge today with both teams looking to maintain their 100% start to the season.
The Blues will go into this game as favorites with the visitors having such a woeful record at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League era.
Former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte will return to his former club with his Tottenham squad looking to continue their unbeaten start to the season.
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