Suspended Cucurella, injured Nkunku & more spotted in 6 training images as Chelsea prepare for Brighton
Chelsea take on Brighton this weekend in the Premier League as the Blues look to bounce back from the drubbing at Newcastle.Mauricio Pochettino oversaw training as his players looked focused on the task ahead, which won't be straightforward as Brighton sit two places ahead of Chelsea in 10th.
Cucurella claims 33% of Newcastle opener with two big mistakes - spotted
Chelsea's game against Newcastle was full of Blues' mistakes, so a 4-1 score is a consequence of this poor performance. The game was bad for all our defenders including Marc Cucurella, who had shown great performance in matches before this one.
Marc Cucurella highlights big Chelsea change under Pochettino — it wasn't like this under previous managers
Speaking to the club media, Marc Cucurella said: "Mauricio Pochettino is a good manager. We know we are a good team and one of the important things is to have the team healthy, because we run a lot and press a lot.
Cucurella reveals there's 'Spanish mafia' at Chelsea, shares four mafiosi names including himself, Poch
Marc Cucurella joked that he and former Brighton players Robert Sanchez and Moises Caicedo are a part of 'Spanish mafia' at Chelsea, alongside head coach Mauricio Pochettino.These four men speak Spanish as a first language.
'I need to manage the head': Cucurella shares his plan to get more minutes at Chelsea
The resurgence of Marc Cucurella has been one of the success stories at Chelsea this season. The Spaniard is on the way to establish himself as a starter at left-back as Mauricio Pochettino picked him over Levi Colwill for the Man City game.
'If you do it, people say you have a good season': Cucurella names one thing he aims to improve
Marc Cucurella has enjoyed a resurgence under Mauricio Pochettino this season. The Spaniard was on the verge of leaving Chelsea in the summer after a disastrous debut campaign with the Blues but now appears to have established himself as an important and reliable part of the squad.
Jackson slammed for scoring 'worst Premier League hat-trick' & 2 more big stories you might've missed
Jackson slammed for scoring 'worst Premier League hat-trick ever seen'Ever heard the term 'worst Premier League hat-trick'? As crazy as that sounds, that's what Ian Ladyman of Mail Sport thinks of the three goals Nicolas Jackson scored against Tottenham on Monday.'Coach I want to play': Pochettino names 2 injured players who are closest to recoveryMauricio Pochettino has confirmed that Romeo Lavia and Christopher Nkunku are closest to a full recovery from their long-term injuries.
'My body went to the inside': Marc Cucurella explains difficulties in switching his position to right-back
Marc Cucurella is a versatile player who can play in a number of positions, including left-back, left wing-back and central defender. This versatility has been one of his biggest strengths throughout his career, and it has allowed him to adapt to different playing styles and systems.
Bissouma refuses Gallagher handshake, Conor gets angry — what happens next
Tottenham players were understandably frustrated by their 4-1 loss to Chelsea on Monday night.But a painful loss does not entitle you to be a dick, which is precisely how we would describe Yves Bissouma's actions after the final whistle.
'We tried to warn them': Brighton fan laughs at Chelsea for getting fleeced for one player - not Cucurella
Chelsea and Brighton have dealt for a few players in the last couple of years, with the Blues signing Marc Cucurella, Moises Caicedo and Robert Sanchez.The goalkeeper's transfer was particularly interesting: Sanchez lost his starting place to Jason Steele and dropped down to the third choice in the pecking order before being moved on to Chelsea.
'Someone check his birth certificate': Former Chelsea winger names two best players in Arsenal draw
Former Chelsea player Pat Nevin shared his views on his former side's draw with Arsenal at the weekend and named two players he thought were the best performers on the pitch.“Thiago Silva was probably the best player on the field [against Arsenal].
'This is the player we paid £60m for': Fans loving defender who pocketed Saka in Arsenal clash
One of the Chelsea players that was most severely scrutinised last season was Marc Cucurella.The defender's debut season was no walk in the park as he came into a struggling side and was nearly shipped out on loan in the summer.
Mudryk — 9, Caicedo — 7: rating Chelsea players in Fulham win
Chelsea returned to winning ways on Monday, beating Fulham 2–0 on Monday in the Premier League. Here are our player ratings from the Craven CottageMarc Cucurella — 8Playing at right-back, Cucurella was full of energy and did not stop for the entire 90 minutes.
'It was a difficult time for him': Pochettino reveals Cucurella talks after Man United move collapsed due to Cup appearance
Mauricio Pochettino has revealed he held talks with Marc Cucurella last month after his move to Man United collapsed.The Red Devils were interested in signing the wing-back but Cucurella ended up playing a game for Chelsea in the League Cup while discussions were on, leaving him cup tied and ending United's interest in him.
Cucurella considering possible January exit & 3 more big Chelsea stories you might've missed
Pochettino reveals feelings on owners visiting dressing roomMauricio Pochettino has claimed that he is pleased to see Chelsea co-owner Behdad Eghbali visit the dressing room to motivate the players after the loss to Aston Villa. Chelsea face competition for possible Toney signingChelsea are likely to face competition from Arsenal if they make a move for Brentford striker Ivan Toney in the January transfer window.
Marc Cucurella makes decision on Chelsea future after getting 0 PL minutes (reliability: 3 stars)
Marc Cucurella is growing frustrated with his situation at Chelsea under new manager Mauricio Pochettino.As per The Sun, he is now eyeing a potential departure from the club in the January transfer window.
'Ain't hearing this excuse': Fan explains why Poch wrong to blame injuries for Chelsea woes
Chelsea are on just five points after five opening league games, definitely not the start Mauricio Pochettino envisioned.Speaking after the Bournemouth draw, the Argentine said that the squad has too many injuries and it's because of that Chelsea are not getting the results they want.
Caicedo & 2 more players out: Pochettino shares fitness update after B'mouth game
In addition to the eleven players already in Chelsea's treatment room, three more were unavailable against Bournemouth.Speaking after the game, Pochettino said: "Marc Cucurella had a fever yesterday so was at home and not training, and today it continued.
Two full-backs could be 'excluded' from Chelsea squad — one is Cucurella
A reporter that goes by the moniker Sam C345 on Twitter, usually quite reliable when it comes to team news but not proven over transfer rumours, has suggested that Marc Cucurella and Ian Maatsen might not play for Chelsea anymore."Hearing quiet rumours stating that Cucurella and Ian Maatsen could also be excluded from the Chelsea squad for upcoming fixtures," Sam C345 tweeted.
Reece James linked with Real Madrid again & 2 more under-radar stories
Cucurella could join Man City last JanuaryAccording to Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea were formally approached by Man City over a potential loan deal for Marc Cucurella.The deal would include a buy option at the end of the season - but Chelsea rejected the proposal back then.