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Chelsea might make do with one more midfielder in the team as injuries and fatigue seems to step in as the Blues face a hectic December schedule.
Meanwhile, Chelsea midfielder Mario Pasalic has been enjoying his time in the Serie A as he netted twice as Atalanta easily beat Brescia 3-0 away from home on Saturday. They were the Croatian’s third and fourth goals of the season. His first was a close-range header, his second a cute, improvised backflick from a low cross. Pasalic also hit the inside of the post with a looping header between those goals.
Could there be space for Pasalic in the Chelsea squad after several seasons of loan deals without the chance to fight for a Chelsea shirt?
Meanwhile, Chelsea midfielder Ethan Ampadu started for his loan club RB Leipzig in their midweek draw with Benfica, in what was his Champions League debut. The Welshman was taken off before the hour mark in the 2-2 draw, with Leipzig netting twice in stoppage time to seal their place in the knockout stages. Ampadu was taken off with the German side trailing 1-0.
In the Europa League game last Thursday, Kenedy featured for 86 minutes of Getafe’s 1-0 win away to Trabzonspor. The Brazilian then came off the bench in the La Liga clash on Sunday as Getafe rose to seventh in the table with a comfortable 4-0 victory over Levante.
In Turkey, Victor Moses helped Fenerbahce twice come from behind to draw 2-2 at Goztepe.
In the Championship, Izzy Brown scored the winner for Luton with his first goal for the club in their 2-1 midweek win over Charlton, but unfortunately went off with a hamstring injury as the Hatters were thrashed 7-0 at Brentford on Saturday.
Jake Clarke-Salter scored a late equaliser for Birmingham – his first goal for the club, as they played a 1-1 draw with Millwall on Saturday.
Dujon Sterling and Matt Miazga faced each other in the Championship as Reading came from 1-0 down to beat Wigan 3-1.