GOOD MORNING BLUES FANS
Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea reign has started with a goalless draw against Wolves at Stamford Bridge.
The result lifts the Blues back above Arsenal into eighth, but fans will be disappointed that they lacked sharpness in the final third.
However one stat that may impress supporters is that Tuchel has already broken a club record.
Chelsea completed 433 first half passes against Wolves.
Opta, who have only began gathering data at the start of the 2003-04 season, revealed it was the most successful amount of passes in the first half of a Premier League game.
In other news, Bookmakers Coral have slashed their odds on Frank Lampard taking over as Crystal Palace manager.
It was previously a 10/1 chance that Lampard’s next top role would be at Selhurst Park.
But that price has dramatically shortened to 9/2 after the Eagles suffered a 3-2 London derby defeat to West Ham.
In other news, Billy Gilmour is reportedly considering asking Chelsea for a loan move away from the club.
Since missing the first three months of the season with a serious knee injury, the midfielder has made only two Premier League appearances.
Lampard’s dismissal from the Stamford Bridge dugout could lead to a change of fortune for Gilmour.
And finally, Mundo Deportivo claim that Barcelona want to sign Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso.
The 30-year-old has been watched by the Catalan club, and Alonso is said to be willing to join the Blaugrana.