Champion’s League decisive matchday
The defeat in Zagreb on an opening day cost Thomas Tuchel dearly and he was sacked shortly afterwards. Since then, Graham Potter has taken charge and put the Blues at the top of their group. The result is that the London club is one win away from qualifying for the last 16 in a group where everyone is still in contention. They will have to win at Red Bull Salzburg, who are still unbeaten. Third-placed Milan, for their part, must take advantage of this clash between the top two. The Rossoneri are two points off second place, level on points with last-placed Dinamo Zagreb, who they visit. The Lombardy club will have to forget their two consecutive scoreless defeats to Chelsea and remember that they won the first leg against the Croatians. But overall, everything is still wide open in group E...
In the other groups, PSG needs a win against Maccabi Haifa on Tuesday night (9 pm) to secure their place in the last 16. Real Madrid and Manchester City have already booked their places, but still, need to make an effort for the top spot.
Real Madrid is looking at Son
German media outlet Sport 1 reports that Heung-min Son is considering his future. He has been at Tottenham for seven years and feels it is time to move on. Carlo Ancelotti would be a huge fan of the South Korean player according to the media.
How about the Blues?
Chelsea wants Arsen Zakharyan
Chelsea's long-time target, Russian midfielder Arsen Zakharyan, could have arrived in London this summer but the war between Russia and Ukraine prevented the transfer. FIFA and UEFA blocked the transfer because of Zakharyan Russian’s nationality.
The Blues are considering their options, as revealed by the Evening Standard, which explains that Arsen Zakharyan is trying to obtain an Armenian passport, the country of his origin, to facilitate the operation. However, the Armenian Federation has denied any contact with the player, who has four caps for Russia. Chelsea is keen to sign him in January, but the player is interested in joining the London club.