Chelsea morning news: Why Gourlay is leaving, Mourinho hints at major decision

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A round up of news stories this morning about Chelsea.

Chelsea chief executive Ron Gourlay will leave the club after ten years in the position.

The Guardian claims Gourlay is leaving his position to go and pursue a new business challenge.

Jose Mourinho has hinted that Cesc Fabregas could one day replace John Terry as Chelsea captain.

Terry is nearing the end of his career with the Blues while Fabregas has only just started after a summer move from Barcelona.

“Now I understand why at the age of 19 or 20 or 21 he was Arsenal captain. When I am the manager at Chelsea the armband will go to another arm that has been in this club for many, many years,” said the boss.

Loic Remy has played down the groin problem, which could keep him out of the game against Manchester United this weekend.

The French forward pulled up just after scoring Chelsea’s first goal in the 6-0 win against Maribor.

“I really hope it is not too bad. Fortunately I stopped playing because I felt something. I don’t think it is too bad but I felt something – my groin,” he said.

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