After coming on as a substitute in Chelsea’s 5-1 Carabao Cup win over Nottingham Forest, Ethan Ampadu made Chelsea history – as he became the first player born in the year 2000 to play for Chelsea in any competition. The 17-year-old signed for the Blues from Exeter City in the summer, and rejected a host of other Premier League sides to his signature. The future is very bright for Ampadu, and only time will tell if he is able to become a regular at Stamford Bridge.
Despite the transfer window being firmly closed, it hasn’t stopped Chelsea reportedly register an interest in a new player. PSG’s Edinson Cavani has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge, following his bust-up with Neymar in their win over Lyon this weekend. Both players fought over who would take a penalty, with Cavani eventually taking the spot kick – but missing. With the two players reportedly at war with each other, reports suggest that the Parisian side could be willing to sell Cavani in order to keep Neymar happy, and Chelsea are just one of a number of sides reportedly interested.
Everton at Home
As a reward for comfortably beating Nottingham Forest in round three of the Carabao Cup, Chelsea will play Everton at home in round four. The Toffees were 3-0 winners in round three, beating recently relegated side Sunderland at Goodison Park. The two sides have already met this season, with Chelsea winning two goals to nil. Cesc Fabregas and Alvaro Morata were on the scoresheet. The fixture will be played the week commencing October 23rd.
Chelsea are under investigation by FIFA for the third time in eight years, over a possible breach of young player regulations. In 2009, the Blues were banned from signing players in two transfer windows, over the signing of Gael Kakuta in 2007. They were also investigated over the signing of Bertrand Traore, but no wrongdoing was found. A Chelsea spokesman said the club complies with all FIFA statutes and regulations when recruiting players.