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Chelsea star in Real Madrid’s crosshairs for summer swoop

Chelsea star in Real Madrid’s crosshairs for summer swoop

Chelsea in top form

Jadon Sancho’s goal was only the fifth that reigning European champions have conceded this season in the Premier League, with Thomas Tuchel’s side currently sitting atop the Premier League table, one point clear of Manchester City and a further point ahead of Liverpool in what is already turning into an intriguing three-horse race for the title.

They were even named the best club in the World at last night’s Ballon D’or ceremony, while several of their players were nominated for numerous categories, including Mason Mount and Romelu Lukaku.

However, they are not having it all their own way, with four of their defenders out of contract come the summer, leaving Tuchel very short at the back despite the impressive performances of Trevor Chalobah.

Real Madrid target Rudiger

Now, as per Goal.com, Real Madrid have emerged as the next destination for Antonio Rudiger. The Chelsea favourite is allegedly “the first choice for Real Madrid to improve their defence”, and could well follow David Alaba in making the switch to Los Blancos at the end of his contract.

Allegedly, Rudiger is set to demand 12 million euros per year wherever he ends up heading, which is a significant increase on his current salary, and is something that Chelsea seem unwilling to offer him. It is thought that the German also has other offers from the likes of Bayern Munich.

Will the 28-year-old be leaving Chelsea come the season’s end?

Read more:

How Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp reacted to Mo Salah finishing 7th on Ballon d’Or ballot

Thomas Tuchel provides mixed update on fitness of five Chelsea players ahead of Watford clash


This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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Chelsea vs Tottenham odds: result, both teams to score, correct score & goalscorers

Chelsea vs Tottenham Full time result
Chelsea
8/13
Draw
16/5
Tottenham
4/1
Chelsea vs Tottenham Result/Both teams score Yes No
Chelsea 11/4 7/4
Tottenham 15/2
Draw 9/2 10/1
Chelsea vs Tottenham Correct Score
Chelsea
Tottenham
Chelsea vs Tottenham Goalscorers First Last Anytime
Romelu Lukaku13/8 13/8 10/11
Harry Kane11/5 11/5 8/5
Kai Havertz13/5 13/5 7/5
Mason Mount13/5 13/5 7/5
Callum Hudson-Odoi7/2 7/2 2/1

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 22 41 56
2 Liverpool FC 21 37 45
3 Chelsea FC 23 28 44
4 West Ham United 22 11 37
5 Tottenham Hotspur 19 4 36
6 Arsenal FC 20 8 35
7 Manchester United 21 5 35
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 20 2 31
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 21 0 29
10 Leicester City 19 -3 25
11 Crystal Palace 21 -1 24
12 Southampton FC 21 -8 24
13 Aston Villa 20 -5 23
14 Brentford FC 22 -11 23
15 Leeds United 20 -15 22
16 Everton FC 19 -10 19
17 Watford FC 19 -14 14
18 Norwich City 21 -35 13
19 Newcastle United 20 -23 12
20 Burnley FC 17 -11 11

Premier League 21/22

Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 16
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 10
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 8
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 8
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 8
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 8
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 8
Raphinha Leeds United 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 8
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 7
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 7
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 7
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 7
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 7
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 7
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United 6
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 6
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal FC 6
Maddison, James Leicester City 6