12noon Chelsea news: Batshuayi return, Sarri unhappy with VAR decision, Morata could stay, Hudson-Odoi praised

CHELSEA trail 1-0 in the League Cup semi-final tie with Tottenham, while Alvaro Morata missed the game after getting injured.
Read all this plus more transfer news, views and gossip from Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea were beaten 1-0 by Spurs in the first leg of their League Cup semi-finalPA:Press AssociationYOU BLUE IT
CHELSEA have unveiled proof that Harry Kane was offside for the winner in the Carabao Cup defeat to Tottenham.
Maurizio Sarri has been left fuming at the decision, criticising English referees for their usage of the VAR system.
CIA LATER
MICHY BATSHUAYI is set to return to Chelsea after coming under fire from Valencia boss Marcelino.
The Belgian international joined the Spanish side on loan for the season, but has struggled for goals with just three in 23 matches.
‘VERY COMPLICATED’
ALVARO MORATA’S move to Sevilla is in jeopardy after the Spanish side’s director of football claimed the Blues are ‘difficult to negotiate with’.
The Chelsea striker has been heavily linked with a temporary spell in Andalusia, with Gonzalo Higuain joining the Stamford Bridge outfit.
‘NOT READING ANYTHING’
MAURIZIO SARRI has praised young winger Callum Hudson-Odoi for keeping his head down amidst growing speculation of a move to Bayern Munich.
The Italian coach hailed his focus as he continues to impress on the pitch.
HAZ TO LEAVE
EDEN HAZARD has been told to go to Real Madrid because he is ‘too good for Chelsea’ by Jermaine Jenas.
The Belgian has once again been an invaluable player for the blues this season and has been heavily linked with joining the Spanish giants in the summer.
GOING, GOING, GON
CHELSEA could complete the signing of Gonzalo Higuain TODAY, with Alvaro Morata heading to Sevilla.
The Argentine would finish his season-long loan from Juventus at Stamford Bridge before joining permanently for £32m in the summer.
MAURO NO-SHOW
BLUES transfer target Mauro Icardi has missed the first Inter Milan training session following the winter break.
But this is not due to any potential deal, after the Argentine missed his flight back from his homeland.
SPURS 1 CHELSEA 0
ALL those Tottenham records are taking a tumble.
Harry Kane made sure of that after Chelsea keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga took him clean out after 25 minutes.
YA BLUE IT
CHELSEA slipped to a frustrating loss at the hands of Tottenham in the first-leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final at Wembley tonight.
But how did the Blues stars fare in their clash with Spurs? Find out in our full ratings round-up, below.
‘SO LAZY’
FANS branded Nike “lazy” after Spurs and Chelsea wore identical training jackets before their Carabao Cup semi-final clash.
Eagle-eyed viewers could barely distinguish the two sides as they lined up inside the Wembley tunnel before heading out onto pitch.
‘FINALLY’
CHELSEA fans were left in a positive mood after Callum Hudson-Odoi was named in starting line-up for their Carabao Cup semi-final clash against Tottenham.
The forward, 18, has linked with a January move to Bayern Munich after the Blues agreed to sign Borussia Dortmund star Christian Pulisic in a £58million deal.
MOR TO IT?
ALVARO MORATA was forced to sit out of Chelsea’s League Cup semi-final clash with Spurs after picking up a hamstring injury.
The Spaniard pulled up in training this morning and was removed the squad it was confirmed by boss Maurizio Sarri.

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FA’S HELPING HAM
WOLVES have not given up hope of landing Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham this month and want the FA to help make it happen.
The Premier League side were pushing this month to bag the striker on loan at Aston Villa this season to beef up their attack in the second half of the campaign.
ABOUT ODOI
JUVENTUS have reportedly launched a last-ditch attempt to beat Bayern Munich to Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi.
Reports claim Juve are keen to make a late bid for the prodigy, who is out of contract in 2020.
 

by – thesun.co.uk/sport