Chelsea media round-up: Blues fury as major decision goes against club

A round up of news stories this morning related to Chelsea.

Chelsea are thought to be furious that Nemanja Matic’s three game suspension was reduced to just two games, as reported by the Daily Express.

Matic was shown a straight red card after he reacted to a challenge from Ashley Barnes last weekend, which could have left him with a serious injury.

Chelsea may have been hoping to have his ban lifted for the League Cup final against Tottenham this weekend.

The Metro has reported that Chelsea have been given a boost over their interest in Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi.

Messi is reportedly considering offers to leave the Spanish club at the end of the season, with the Blues thought to be keen.

A deal could cost Chelsea the staggering amount of around £200 million.

Chelsea have been mentioned by the Daily Star as a potentially interested club in signing Karim Bellarabi.

The Bayer Leverkusen star is thought to be open to the possibility of a move to the Premier League.

Arsenal are mentioned as rivals to the Blues in terms of signing him for a reported £11 million buy-out clause.

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