Your morning Chelsea digest on Thursday, September 20.
Former Chelsea attacker Joao Felix continued his fine start to life at Barcelona after completing a loan move over the summer. Felix, who joined the Blues on a temporary deal in January, did not see his a permanent offer for him emerge.
Instead, new manager Mauricio Pochettino chose to build his team around Christopher Nkunku but has so far been unable to select the Frenchman due to a damaging knee injury picked up in pre-season. At the same time Felix has hit the ground running in Catalonia.
He bagged a brace in the opening group stage of the Champions League season for Xavi's men and has now matched his goal contributions from the six-month fling at Stamford Bridge inside three games. It comes one week after a debut goal and some comments hinting at the unrest he felt at Chelsea.
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Chelsea have once more been linked with Borussia Dortmund starlet Youssoufa Moukoko as Pochettino looks for answers to his continuing goalscoring problem. The Blues have only scored five goals in five games this season, going goalless in their last two.
It's been a common trend for the club over the past 18 months and not one that shows any sign of ending soon with inexperienced names tasked with performing roles that are new to them on the biggest stage. With Nicolas Jackson the only fit and available striker, it is said that a £25million bid for Moukoko is being prepared.
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