Chelsea would have wanted to be in the Champions League, but the poor relation of the Europa League offers them a few positives to cling on to.
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N'Golo Kante and Isco to Juventus, plus Nicolas Pepe to Man United, are some of today's hot rumours, according to Football Whispers.
Ethan Ampadu, 18, has made seven first-team appearances and has four caps for Wales, including in their two UEFA Nations League matches.
Eden Hazard may not reach the 40 goals that Maurizio Sarri targeted but with a new, primarily attack-focused role, he's poised for a career season.
Who were the star performers from the weekend's action? We asked our global editorial desks to pick their top 10 and collated the results!
Chelsea's N'Golo Kante made some new friends on Saturday after he missed his train to Paris and needed a place to attend evening prayer.
Maurizio Sarri said he will need both Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata on form to keep Chelsea on track in all competitions.
Eden Hazard's sensational form continued against Cardiff, with his hat-trick ensuring that Chelsea remain perfect in 2018-19.
Maurizio Sarri said Eden Hazard will score often if he focuses fully on the final third of the pitch after a hat trick against Cardiff City.
A hat trick from Eden Hazard gave Chelsea their fifth win in five games, a 4-1 victory over Cardiff that sent them to the top of the Premier League.
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