CHELSEA were paired with Leicester City in the FA Cup quarter-final draw, after knocking out Premier League leaders Liverpool.
But victory came at a price with Willian and Mateo Kovacic now both out with Achilles injuries.
Meanwhile, on the transfer front, Chelsea have once again been linked with a move for Porto left-back Alex Telles.
Follow all the latest updates from the Bridge below…
MORNING, CHELSEA FANS
Chelsea are just one day away from their Premier League clash against Everton.
Billy Gilmour could make his first league appearance for Chelsea since November following his Man of the Match performance against Liverpool.
The 18-year-old is in line to feature against Everton on Sunday having spent the week training with the first-team.
The Toffees will take on the Blues following their 1-1 draw with Manchester United.
Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola is reportedly “infatuated” with the Chelsea wonderkid and desperate to bring him to Manchester City.
The diminutive Scot has also attracted interest from the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona.
But El Desmarque claim it is Guardiola that wants to seal his signature “as soon as possible.”
In other news, SunSport have revealed Chelsea are in talks to sign Germany sensation Armel Bella-Kotchap.
The 18-year-old has lit up Bundesliga 2 since signing his first senior contract with Vfl Bochum in March last year.
And they have allegedly joined Liverpool in the transfer battle to sign Turkish goalkeeper Urgurcan Cakir.
The Blues are making plans to replace Kepa Arrizabalaga after the Spanish stopper’s struggles this season.
Carlo Ancelotti has waited nine years for the chance to say goodbye to Stamford Bridge.
Tomorrow, it will be “hello” again, as he returns to SW6.
But there is an irony that he does so in charge of the club he faced in his last Chelsea game.
His sacking, in a Goodison Park corridor after a 1-0 defeat on the final day of the 2010-11 season, summed up the brutal nature of Roman Abramovich’s first decade at the club.
Ancelotti be like…
TAKING THE MIK
John Obi Mikel has squashed rumours that have suggested he could return to Chelsea as a coach.
He told Nigerian outlet AOIFootball: “Honestly I do not know where such stories are emanating from.
“I'm surprised at the news because no such discussions or meetings have taken place between me and the club's hierarchy as regards to any form of coaching job.
“Chelsea will forever be like home to me and if such contact were made I would gladly make it known, but for now they are all lies and rumours.”
Europe's highest wage bills for 2018/19 have been released…
Conor Gallagher wants to follow in the footsteps of Frank Lampard.
The on-loan Swansea star said: “He is a player I have always looked up to.
“The position I play is the same as him. I want to play my game like he did – scoring goals and getting assists.
“He is definitely someone I'd love to learn from.”
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