Injury blow for Chelsea ahead of Schalke game, David Luiz to be axed

A round up of the key news stories about Chelsea this morning.

Chelsea are sweating over the fitness of key striker Fernando Torres.

The Spaniard picked up a thigh problem ahead of the club’s Champions League fixture against FC Schalke and it’s touch and go whether he’ll be fit enough to start.

Torres attempted to train yesterday ahead of the game but had to pull out of the session ahead of the match.

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Another player unlikely to feature is central defender David Luiz.

Reports have claimed that several Chelsea players criticised the Brazilian in the dressing room for his poor attitude and performance against Newcastle United.

The back page of the Daily Star suggests Jose Mourinho has listened to those comments, deciding to axe Luiz for the Champions League game.

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In transfer news, Chelsea have been linked with two teenage players; Lazar Markovic and Pedro Delgado.

Chelsea are reportedly keep one eye on both of the players, mulling over potential investments.

They play for two of manager Jose Mourinho’s former clubs in Benfica and Inter Milan.

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