Last night saw Erling Haaland at his brilliant best in the Champions League, as he scored five goals in Manchester City’s 7-0 win over RB Leipzig.

The victory could set them up for a quarter-final match-up with Chelsea, after their extraordinary comeback victory against Borussia Dortmund.

It does mean that they will not be facing Leipzig, a side they have a number of connections with from this season alone.

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The Blues sold Timo Werner back to the Bundesliga side last summer, with him originally finding form in front of goal again.

There will soon be an attacking transaction the other way. Christopher Nkunku is set to move to Stamford Bridge at the end of the season.

All the talk in recent months regarding fellow Leipzig players on the move has resorted around Josko Gvardiol. The defender enjoyed a sensational World Cup campaign with Croatia, eventually finishing third in the competition alongside Mateo Kovacic.

Chelsea should think twice over Gvardiol

His performances in the Bundesliga continue to support the opinion that he is an extremely impressive asset.

Chelsea have reportedly remained interested in a deal to bring Gvardiol in, with a price tag of around £80m being discussed. However, last night’s display may cause the club to think twice about making a move.

The 21-year-old failed to make either a tackle or interception in last night’s humiliation as his side fell victim to a dominant City side the Premier League have seen on many occasions.

If Chelsea are looking to spend that kind of money on a defender, they will be hoping for him to be able to perform in the big games.

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There is also the question over how much Chelsea need a left-footed defender.

They brought in Benoit Badiashile in January, and he has looked extremely solid whenever he has featured for the Blues.

With Marc Cucurella and a returning Levi Colwill also options for that role, it feels like the money could be spent in a better place than Gvardiol.

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