All the latest Chelsea news including Andre Schurrle to replicate Real Madrid star's game, Lucas Silva speculation and an update on Eden Hazard.
Andre Schurrle reportedly has instruction to replicate the individual style of Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been lighting up the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu for Real Madrid since leaving Old Trafford in a deal that netted Manchester United a then-record transfer fee of £80 million.
The attacker has been threatening to come of age recently and describes his first season under the tutelage of Jose Mourinho at Stamford Bridge as a "hard schooling".
He told Sport BILD: "He put me on the bench in my first year but he has helped me. He has explained to me what I must do better. That I have to bring consistency in my game. I need to invade the penalty box much more often.
“The best example is Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo is always where it is dangerous, where the goals are scored. Jose Mourinho has a different way of thinking. Another way of me playing so that sometime I get to the absolute top of the world.”
Elsewhere, Chelsea may fortify their midfield with a Brazilian capable of becoming the next Samba superstar - but they will battle Real Madrid for his signature.
According to talkSPORT, Mourinho and Ancelotti are both interested in Lucas Silva, a deep-lying playmaker perhaps akin to Xabi Alonso.
And finally, Eden Hazard has spoken to the Daily Telegraph: “It’s all going well for me at Chelsea,” he said.
He added: "Maybe this has been the best start in my career so far, although it isn’t reflected in the stats. I have played only one bad game - against Aston Villa."
Hazard continued by remarking that only "extra-terrestrials" are better than him, but cited five players who he regards as superior. Is Franck Ribery really an alien?
“I’m not a top-five player yet,” he said. “Maybe I’m close to it, but I still have to work on some aspects. You can only be part of that group if you are decisive in the top games. I start doing that, like I did against Manchester City and Arsenal.
“Who are better than me? The two extra-terrestrials, [Cristiano] Ronaldo and [Lionel] Messi, [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic, Ribery and [Arjen] Robben. They make the difference almost every game.”