Fresh from booking their spot in the quarter-finals of the Champions League last week, the Blues picked up their second successive win in the Premier League, proving too strong for Leicester at the King Power Stadium.
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The France international has now entered the final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge and is understood to have turned down the Blues’ first extension offer.
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The stalemate left Table-toppers Manchester City 10 points clear at the top of the English Premier League log.
The Croatian midfielder had returned to training on Monday after being out since October with a hamstring problem, but tested positive on Tuesday.
Croatia star Kovacic has missed nine matches with a hamstring problem but is now ready to return for Saturday’s Wembley showdown.
Turnover grew marginally to £446.7 million with the club citing a lack of Champions League football, costs associated with changing manager and a record outlay on players Kepa Arrizabalaga, Christian Pulisic, Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho for the £96.6 million loss.
The Belgian has 18 months remaining on his contract at Stamford Bridge and is yet to agree an extension
Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard has not been included in the squad for their Europa League group stage opener at Greek side PAOK on Thursday, the Premier League club said.
He said he does not expect Eden Hazard to leave the club before the European transfer deadline on August 31.
Kovacic’s arrival paves the way for Chelsea to send Tiemoue Bakayoko on loan to AC Milan.
Bakayoko has struggled for form and fitness since arriving from Monaco in a £40 million deal in the summer of 2017
The goalkeeper will complete his medical on Thursday morning and be presented at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in the afternoon