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11pm Chelsea news LIVE: Lampard blasts whole team except Kovacic, Willian contract talks ‘difficult’, Oblak-Kepa swap

FRANK LAMPARD's Chelsea were brought back to Earth with a bump as they were hammered 3-0 by Bayern Munich.

And in the aftermath of the defeat, the Blues boss labelled Mateo Kovacic the club's only world class player.

Follow all the latest news and updates from the Bridge below...

  • William Pugh 's avatarWilliam Pugh32 minutes ago26th February 2020

    EXCLUSIVE

    KEPA, Jorginho and Ross Barkley could all be shipped out by frustrated Chelsea manager Frank Lampard this summer.

    Lampard admitted he “learnt a lot about my players” in the way they were outclassed in their 3-0 Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich on Tuesday and made it clear it was not just the youngsters he was talking about.

    After almost eight months in charge, his mind is rapidly being made up on who has what it takes to survive a major cull this summer.

    Among those now in danger of being eased out are England midfielder Ross Barkley, £72million goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga and £50m midfielder Jorginho.

    Also under the microscope in the final stages of the season are Kurt Zouma, Willian and Pedro as Lampard prepares to get tough with the established names.

    And there is little doubt left-sided defenders Marcos Alonso, sent off for a stupid elbow against Bayern, and Emerson are not rated as good enough.

  • William Pugh 's avatarWilliam Pugh1 hour ago26th February 2020

    STAT ATTACK

    Chelsea's Premier League stats for the season so far.

  • William Pugh 's avatarWilliam Pugh2 hours ago26th February 2020

    BLUE-KING FORWARD

    After last night's thrashing by Bayern Munich, Chelsea are looking ahead to their next Premier League game.

    The Blues travel to Bournemouth on Saturday with the home side looking to do the double over Frank Lampard's men after Dan Gosling nicked all three points for the Cherries at Stamford Bridge earlier in the season.

  • William Pugh 's avatarWilliam Pugh3 hours ago26th February 2020

    ICYMI

    OB-JECT OF DESIRE

    Chelsea are reportedly preparing an offer for a player-plus-cash swap deal for Atletico Madrid’s star goalkeeper Jan Oblak.

    The Blues' proposed offer includes a swap for out-of-favour goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga plus £25million – claims El Chiringuito TV – as the West London outfit attempts to lure the Slovenian international away from the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.

    Atletico’s Oblak, 27, is among Europe’s finest goalkeepers winning LaLiga Best Goalkeeper award four years running between 2016 and 2019.

    Kepa, 25, who has struggled this season under new boss Frank Lampard, has been left out of the starting XI in the last four matches with Lampard opting for veteran goalkeeper Willy Caballero.

    Kepa has managed six clean sheets this season while Oblak has notched up 16 in all competitions.

  • Jack Figg 's avatarJack Figg4 hours ago26th February 2020

    JON Bon Jovi has claimed that Chelsea has given football a bad name after revealing that Bayern Munich's stars were drinking the night before their Stamford Bridge masterclass.

    The rock legend reckons the Germans thrashed the Blues on the “power of whiskey and beer” in their last-16 first leg in west London.

    Former Arsenal winger Serge Gnabry smashed a double past Frank Lampard's side, before Robert Lewandowksi sealed an emphatic 3-0 win.

    But the Bundesliga champs performance is all the more impressive considering the fact that their pre-match warm-up involved some bad medicine of whisky and beer.

    The Bon Jovi frontman told talkSPORT: “I was minding my own business in the bar and the team were in there the night before last and how they, on the power of whisky and beer, overpowered Chelsea last night doesn't say much for Chelsea's drinking habits.

    'The Bayern guys were certainly sipping whisky and having a good old time and then they went and shellacked Chelsea.

    How they, on the power of whisky and beer, overpowered Chelsea last night doesn't say much for Chelsea's drinking habits

    Jon Bon Jovi On Bayern Munich

    “I'm going to get everybody in trouble.”