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Chelsea Star To Miss Rest Of Season, Replacement Already Identified

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Chelsea Star To Miss Rest Of Season, Replacement Already Identified

​Chelsea have been dealt a big injury blow ahead of the second half of the season, but the club have already identified his replacement. 

The Blues are fighting on FOUR fronts as the transfer window approaches, with Thomas Tuchel's side going strong in the Premier League, Champions League and EFL Cup.

But the German boss will be without Ben Chilwell for the remainder of the season.

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The Blues had hoped he could return to action without surgery, but the 25-year-old requires treatment on his anterior cruciate ligament after sustaining the injury against Juventus last month. ​

The left-back had enjoyed a blistering start to the season, scoring three league goals. 

​Though Tuchel will be without his services for the rest of the season, with just Marcos Alonso his only recognisable left wing-back. 

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However, he's eyeing a January move for Lucas Digne to fill Chilwell's void. 

According to transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio, Chelsea want to sign Digne on loan until the end of the campaign to replace the England international. 

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The Everton man has fallen out with Rafael Benitez, paving the way to a potential transfer away from Goodison Park. 

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​Digne, 28, has been an Everton regular since his switch from Barcelona in 2018.

But he's been frozen out of the team following his falling out with Benitez. He had played 10 league games before clashing with his manager.

The Frenchman is known for his quality delivery so he could fit nicely into Tuchel's system. 

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Digne to Stamford Bridge? Watch this space.

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Topics: Chelsea, Football, Ben Chilwell

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