Good morning and welcome to the football.london Chelsea live blog for Thursday, September 8.
Following the news of Thomas Tuchel’s sacking, Chelsea’s owners are hoping to appoint a new manager before the Premier League clash against Fulham this weekend. Graham Potter has emerged as the leading candidate after the Brighton manager held talks with the Blues in London on Wednesday, football.london understands.
Brighton gave Potter permission to speak to Chelsea although former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is also one of the leading candidates to succeed Tuchel at Stamford Bridge. The west London outfit have endured a difficult start to the new season, winning just three of their opening seven fixtures in all competitions, with defeat to Dinamo Zagreb in their Champions League opener on Tuesday being the final straw.
After spending more than any other Premier League club in the summer transfer window, new owner Todd Boehly will be hoping the new manager can steady the ship and see Chelsea chase down Manchester City and Arsenal at the top of the Premier League table.
With this in mind, we’ll bring you all the latest news and transfer gossip throughout the day. So stay tuned so you don’t miss a thing!
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