Chelsea receive boost to Erling Haaland hopes as Tuchel eyes long-term Rudiger replacement – Football.London

Here is your Chelsea morning digest on Sunday September 5.

Chelsea receive Haaland boost

Arsene Wenger thinks it’s only a matter of time before Erling Haaland makes the switch to the Premier League, citing the economical pulling power of the English clubs as a major factor.

Chelsea are one of many clubs with a keen interest in Haaland, and the 21-year-old is said to have a release clause in his contract at Borussia Dortmund that could see him go for as cheap as £68million next summer.

Speaking to German news outlet Bild, Wenger said: “I think that [Haaland’s move] will happen. The economic power of the Premier League is too strong.”

Chalobah explains Tuchel decision

After making an instant impact in the Chelsea first team, Trevoh Chalobah has gone through what it was like during those hectic first weeks as he burst onto the scene.

Chalobah featured in every one of the Blues pre-season friendlies and was given his senior debut for the club against Villarreal in the UEFA Super Cup. Not long after the 22-year-old scored on his Premier League bow against Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge.



Trevoh Chalobah has shown plenty of quality since been given a chance by Thomas Tuchel
Trevoh Chalobah has shown plenty of quality since been given a chance by Thomas Tuchel

Chalobah had initially thought he’d be heading out on loan this season but has now spoken about the moment he realised Thomas Tuchel wanted to keep him with the club for the current campaign.

Chalobah told the club website: “He [Tuchel] said he thinks I can be a good asset for the team, [that I can] learn from the other players and support them.”

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Tuchel has Rudiger replacement

Antonio Rudiger is currently the only Chelsea player to have been ever-present in the four games of the 2021/22 season so far under Thomas Tuchekl.

The German international is one of the players who has flourished most under the management of his compatriot and has slowly developed into one of the very first names on Chelsea’s star-studded team sheet.



Antonio Rudiger in action for Chelsea
Antonio Rudiger in action for Chelsea

With his importance laid bare by the number of minutes he continues to get under Tuchel, football.london Chelsea writer Adam Newson has looked at his influence on the team and who would replace him should he leave when his contract expires next summer.

That man, as Adam explains here, would be Danish international Andreas Christensen, who impressed on the left of a back three against Scotland.

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