CHELSEA gave Carlo Ancelotti a 4-0 thumping as the former Blues boss made his return to Stamford Bridge.
Mason Mount, Pedro, Willian and Olivier Giroud bagged the goals for Frank Lampard's men.
But there could be an issue with keeping Tammy Abraham after he rejected a new deal, while Kepa Arrizabalaga could be on his way to Real Madrid.
Get all the latest news and gossip from Stamford Bridge here…
MASE OF SPADES
Mason Mount added: “I kind of saw it on the big screen.
“I have found recently that I have been trying too hard to score and taking shots when off-balance.
“When you are so focused on scoring and thinking ‘I need to score’ then you do that. It does happen that you start snatching at it.
“You don’t take your time and focus on your technique enough.
“I have been going wrong recently and need to stay calm and not try to go looking for it as much as I have been.
“It just happened. I took a touch and turned and finished. I just didn’t think about it too much.”
MOUNT HITS PEAK
Mason Mount believes going back to basic instincts has got him in the goals again.
Chelsea’s England midfielder ended his 2020 scoring drought with a classy finish in Sunday’s 4-0 romp against Everton.
And he said: “I have been over-thinking it.
“I have been so focused on my need to score that it has not been coming my way and I have been snatching at it.
“In the Everton game it was the total opposite. It wasn’t in my head, I just focused on the performance and it came.”
Michy Batshuayi could be heading out of Stamford Bridge this summer with a string of German clubs rumoured to be keen on the Belgian international.
Batshuayi's contract at Chelsea is due to end in the summer of 2021.
And the striker is apparently keen on securing a move away from the Blues, according to reports.
Fussball Transfers claim severalBundesliga clubs have ‘reached out’ to the Chelsea star about a summer move.
BILLY'S A WONDERKID
Scottish FA performance chief Malky Mackay reckons Billy Gilmour will be the player of Scotland's next generation.
Gilmour, 18, has turned in man-of-the-match performances for Chelsea during their impressive wins against Liverpool and Everton.
And the teenager looks set to be included in the Under-21 Scotland side who face Croatia and Greece in Euro 2022 qualifiers this month.
Mackay said: “I know that we have a youngster who will become the player of the next generation for Scotland.
“I am not going to tag him with any name but I can only say I have been excited about him since he was 16. He is a player of the next generation.
“We had a chat with the staff and said Christian Eriksen played for Denmark at 18 and we have a kid that has the potential to be a top, top player.”
COPY KLOPP BLUES
Frank Lampard has told his fleet-footed wingers to start mimicking Liverpool's stars.
That's according to the Chelsea manager's cousin Jamie Redknapp.
The Blues were in top form on Sunday, despite some mixed results in the league recently, beating Everton 4-0.
Redknapp claims Lampard has urged his forwards to pay attention to Jurgen Klopp's stars.
In his Daily Mail column Redknapp wrote: “Frank told me he'd been speaking with Callum Hudson-Odoi and said he'd told the 19-year-old: 'Look around, at Mane, at Salah, and ask why they are racking up numbers.
“If you want to play as a winger at a top club, you have to get numbers.
“Then Hudson-Odoi scores a tap-in against Burnley by arriving at the back post, and Frank tells me it's probably his favourite goal this season!
“Why? Because his wide man was there, getting in the box at Turf Moor.
“Right now there is an onus on wingers to do that. That is the way the game has evolved, and Liverpool are at the forefront of this.”
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