8pm Chelsea transfer news LIVE: Slavia Prague build-up, fans blast Higuain, Blues join Real Madrid in race for ‘next Zlatan’

MAURIZIO SARRI'S Chelsea take on Slavia Prague in the Europa League this week aiming to bounce back from their defeat by Liverpool at the weekend.

Follow the latest Blues news, updates and transfer gossip below…

  • ian tuckey 's avatarian tuckeyApril 15, 20197:19 pm

    CHELSEA fans are urging Maurizio Sarri to ditch the costly gambles on Gonzalo Higuain and Co – so Tammy Abraham can finally get his chance.

    After the Blues' 2-0 loss at Liverpool left them fourth, some Chelsea supporters called on Aston Villa loanee Abraham, 21, to stay at the Bridge next season.

    The 21-year-old, capped twice by England, has hit 24 goals in 36 games for Championship promotion hunters Villa.

    Typical tweets included: “Send Higuain back to Milan. Bring back Tammy Abraham and Reece James.”

    Another said: “Higuain shouldn't be at Chelsea next season, transfer ban or not. Will even prefer Tammy Abraham or Batsuayi.”

  • rforrester 's avatarrforresterApril 15, 20192:08 pm

    WATFORD boss Javi Gracia has been shortlisted to replace Maurizio Sarri if Chelsea fail to qualify for the Champions League next season, according to reports.

    If sacked, the Italian coach could head back to his homeland with Roma interested in his services.

  • rforrester 's avatarrforresterApril 15, 201912:15 pm

    ASHLEY COLE has spent a lot of time working alongside Mohamed Salah and yet remains a little surprised that the winger is now among world football's very best.

    The pair first coincided at Chelsea in a two-year spell that saw Salah underwhelm before leaving for Serie A.

  • rforrester 's avatarrforresterApril 15, 201911:34 am

    FABINHO appeared to blow SNOT near to a stricken Eden Hazard during Liverpool's crucial win over Chelsea.

    Red's Brazilian star had a tough task halting the Belgian at Anfield on Sunday as Liverpool looked to regain the Prem's top spot.

  • rforrester 's avatarrforresterApril 15, 201910:44 am

    THIS YEAR'S Premier League title race is so tight that it could be decided by one chance falling either side of a goalpost, according to Maurizio Sarri.

    Liverpool lead Manchester City by two points but have played a game more, following Sunday's 2-0 win over Sarri's Chelsea.

MAURIZIO SARRI'S Chelsea take on Slavia Prague in the Europa League this week aiming to bounce back from their defeat by Liverpool at the weekend.