Transfer expert speaks out on Ryan Bertrand to Chelsea rumours

Transfer expert speaks out on Ryan Bertrand to Chelsea rumours

Transfer expert speaks out on Ryan Bertrand to Chelsea rumours

Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has spoken out on the Ryan Bertrand to Chelsea rumours.

Chelsea’s left-back conundrum

The news which Chelsea fans were dreading arrived last month, as it was revealed that Ben Chilwell is expected to be out for the rest of the season as he requires surgery on his anterior cruciate ligament.

Ben Chilwell had been crucial to Chelsea’s impressive early-season form, scoring three and assisting one in six league outings.

In turn, it is probably not too much of a coincidence that both the Blues’ form and ability to keep clean sheets has tailed off massively since Chilwell was sidelined.

So, it looks a must for Chelsea to find some cover for Chilwell in January as, even if Marcos Alonso is playing well, he cannot play every game at left-wing-back from now until the end of the campaign.

One of the options being floated is to recall Emerson Palmieri. The 27-year-old is currently on loan at French outfit Lyon, who he has made 19 appearances for so far this term.

At the time of writing, though, it appears that Chelsea are not especially close to that happening.

When speaking to the press on Tuesday, Thomas Tuchel claimed there was no news regarding an Emerson recall:

“There’s no news but once we have news, we will update you.”

Ryan Bertrand to Chelsea?

Another potential option that has been mooted recently is that Chelsea sign Ryan Bertrand from Leicester City.

The full-back has struggled for any sort of regular game time since his switch to Leicester, making just four league appearances this season, which suggests Leicester would not be too sad to see him go.

However, transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has poured cold water on these rumours, claiming Bertrand is expected to stay with Leicester:

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