In our look at the latest Chelsea-related news stories from the media, Christian Pulisic made a strong impression during Borussia Dortmund’s Champions League clash with Tottenham Hotspur, Malmo manager Uwe Rosler admits he was ‘delighted’ with Manchester City’s big win against the Blues and a round-up of the latest transfer gossip involving the Blues.
These stories are samples pulled from external media sources. They do not represent the views or position of Chelsea Football Club.
Pulisic makes his mark in Dortmund loss
Borussia Dortmund may have been beaten in their Champions League clash with Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley but Christian Pulisic did much to impress Chelsea fans ahead of his move to Stamford Bridge in the summer.
Pulisic started the game for the German side and caused plenty of problems for the Spurs defence in a goalless first half, particularly wing-back Serge Aurier, who received an early yellow card for a foul on the young American winger.
While Dortmund conceded three goals in the second half to leave them with an uphill task for the second leg, The Daily Mail tipped Pulisic for a bright future with the Blues stating that he ‘is the type of player who will get supporters off of their seats.
‘Indeed, every time Juan Foyth's pocket was picked, every time Aurier was left trailing in his wake, there would have been a quiet shrill of delight from residents of the Shed End,’ their report continued.
‘After moving to Germany at 16 as America's great hope, the kid from Hershey, Pennsylvania, won't be taken aback by the weight of expectation.
‘And on tonight's showing, he's proved he is capable - in spells - of influencing games at the highest level.
‘With the right coaching he will become more consistent, and that will make him worth of every penny.’
Rosler ‘delighted’ with City win
Speaking ahead of his team’s Europa League clash against Chelsea tonight Malmo manager Uwe Rosler revealed that he was delighted with the Blues’ 6-0 defeat at Manchester City last weekend.
The German, who once played as a striker for City, admitted that he still feels a connection with his former club.
‘It's no secret, my connection and feelings for Manchester City. It was a delight to watch that game,’ said Rosler, as reported by Goal.com.
When asked about his side's chances against Chelsea, the German added: ‘I don't think we can take Chelsea on toe-to-toe in an open game. They can make it very difficult for a team like us with their pressing.
‘So it's important we impress in the right areas, knowing where they will press us and how we can get out of their press. I think we will get opportunities.
‘The mindset tomorrow is "no respect". We have to play and be aggressive with and without the ball.
‘We have a plan. With a bit of luck and some outstanding performances, we have an outside chance of getting a result.’
Blues linked with Wan-Bissaka and Icardi in transfer gossip
The transfer window may have closed at the end of last month but there is no shortage of rumours regarding the Blues in the media.
According to the Daily Mail, Chelsea, Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund are weighing up summer bids for Crystal Palace right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
The Sun reports that there is interest in forward Mauro Icardi after the Argentinian striker was stripped of the captaincy of Inter Milan.
And The Sun is also linking Ivan Rakitic with the Blues once again after they revealed that Barcelona have no plans to renew the Croatian midfielder’s contract.