The Blues’ boss didn’t rate his attack too highly last term, but injuries could mean the one he takes to Old Trafford is far worse.
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Injury to their back up hitman can see the Blues adopt a potentially productive strategy.
Slovenia’s finest have hardly put a foot wrong away in Europe recently, while the Blues aren’t the home force they were.
The Argentine’s show-stealing efforts may have dragged him back onto an even keel but he’ll not be there for long.
The table-topping Blues are set for another dispiriting trip to Selhurst Park.
He may be Chelsea’s Messi but their Belgian winger must become more obsessed with his end product.
Recently success in the oldest of the age-groups has been a precursor to imminent senior stardom.
Boro are just a point off top spot in the Championship and take their on-loan contingent up to six with Milos Veljkovic.