A round up of news stories this morning related to Chelsea.
PSG defender David Luis has been quoted by ESPN suggesting Chelsea are in better shape than this time last season.
The Brazilian midfielder moved to France from Chelsea in a deal worth around £50 million.
He’ll soon be given the chance of a reunion with his old club when the Blues meet PSG in the Champions League next week.
“Chelsea are better this season. Above all, they are better balanced following the arrival of Fabregas. He's perhaps the player they were missing,” he said.
Diego Costa has been quoted by the BBC defending himself against the notion that he’s a reckless player.
Costa was recently banned by the FA for a stamp on Emre Can during the recent League Cup semi-final clash against Liverpool.
He says he doesn’t go into challenges with the intention of hurting someone, just to create a healthy idea of competition.
“My challenges are strong but noble at the same time. Check my records, you'll find I've never caused a bad injury to a player,” said the striker.
Jose Mourinho has been quoted by ESPN suggesting Eden Hazard can become the best player in the world.
The Belgian recently signed a new five-and-a-half year contract to stay at the club.
Mourinho has stressed that one of the main benefits of the deal is that it shows he has a belief in the coaching staff and vision of the club.
“It shows he believes in the club's coaching staff and players to help him become the best player in the world,” said the boss.