Welcome to the football.london live blog for all things Chelsea on Thursday, November, 24.
Day number five of the Qatar World Cup is here and with it comes the final four games of matchday one of the group stages, with Blues defender Thiago Silva among a number of players with a Chelsea interest in action.
Cristiano Ronaldo will take to the field for the first time as a free agent following the termination of his Manchester United contract, while Denis Zakaria, who has made just one Chelsea appearance since joining on-loan from Juventus, will feature for Switzerland.
Cesar Azpilicueta was part of Spain’s romping 7-0 win over Costa Rica while Hakim Ziyech and Mateo Kovacic saw their respective nations of Morocco and Croatia play out a goalless draw yesterday.
Todd Boehly is likely to be all across possible transfer deals for Chelsea with the January window approaching. Declan Rice and Jude Bellingham are of significant interest to the Blues, although the latter has been warned that a Premier League move may not be a good idea.
While Yeremy Pino is at the centre of …