Chelsea’s priority midfield transfer target is not Rice or Caicedo


Jude Bellingham of Borussia Dortmund, and a Chelsea transfer target (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)

According to the latest Chelsea transfer speculation, the Blues’ priority midfield transfer target is England’s Jude Bellingham.

Focus switches to the Champions League for Graham Potter and his men. The available players – a mistake was retrospectively made in relation to squad selection, I’ll let you ponder who I’m referring to there – will have been drilled in training, hopefully. The correct tactics are now prepared, with any luck. And CFC hope to get a first leg result in Germany.

Chelsea’s all-time history against Borussia Dortmund in UEFA is non-existent, so there is no head-to-head guide. Team news for Dortmund is that they seem to almost have a full roster for the UCL contest. Abdoulaye Kamara, Mateu Morey, Youssoufa Moukoko and Marius Wolf are supposedly unavailable for selection by Edin Terzic, though.

Some supporters from England will no doubt have one eye on potential future Blue, Jude Bellingham, who usually stars for BVB. Terzic will select a team looking something like this, suggest

Gregor Kobel; Julian Ryerson, Niklas Sule, Nico Schlotterbeck, Raphaël Guerreiro; Bellingham, Emre Can; Karim Adeyemi, Marco Reus, Julian Brandt; Sebastien Haller.

With respect to Potter’s camp, The Pride of London gave a detailed injury news roundup here. Players such as Wesley Fofana, Mateo Kovacic, Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly are covered in that article.

Questions unfortunately remain, as previously alluded, over the ex-Ostersunds boss’s strategies whilst he’s been in charge at Stamford Bridge. Along with questionable game management and potential motivation issues. This most illustrious of club competitions offers the Englishman a proper chance to finally impress the CFC fan base.

Chelsea’s priority midfield transfer target is not Declan Rice or Moises Caicedo but Jude Bellingham

The elegant yet competitive Bellingham is back in the news ahead of the summer transfer window. If you thought January rolling into February would mean less rumour coverage for us all, you were wrong.

The Three Lions standout is definitely wanted on Fulham Road, as per believable outlet The Telegraph. Journalist Matt Law says the Blues recruitment department ‘aren’t giving up on Bellingham’. However, the west Londoners recognise that signing the 19-year-old is a tough proposition. Further insight states that Chels’ ‘are by no means favourites’ to acquire the Stourbridge-born man.