CHELSEA TV HEADLINES: DAVID LUIZ LINES UP was back in training on Thursday morning, with the Chelsea TV cameras there to capture the Brazilian in action.
The defender missed Wednesday night’s home game against Reading but he was back out on the pitch at Cobham as Roberto Di Matteo’s men begin their preparations for Newcastle on Saturday.
There is more to come on Chelsea TV on Blues News from 6.30pm…
CHELSEA TV EXCLUSIVE:
n an exclusive interview with Chelsea TV ahead of tonight’s opening home game against Reading, Juan Mata, last season’s Player of the Year, has spoken of his desire to improve on his debut campaign in England.
The Spaniard, who capped a remarkable season which saw him win both the Champions League and FA Cup, with a goal for his country in the final of Euro 2012, is now looking to emulate what he achieved over the course of the 2011/12 campaign, starting with the visit of Reading tonight.
‘It should be a fantastic atmosphere for sure,’ Mata tells Chelsea TV. ‘As always, it will be sold out, and it will be fantastic to meet with our supporters again.
‘Last year, my first season here, was amazing for me personally, but I want to improve, and I think I can because I’m still young and that’s what I always want to do.
LOAN MOVE FOR YOUNG DEFENDER
Under-21 squad central defender Archange Nkumu has joined Yeovil Town on a one-month loan.
The 18-year-old, who has been at Chelsea since the Under-10 age group, played a part in last season’s FA Youth Cup triumph, making one start and four sub appearances. He has been a regular in the youth team’s league side for the past two seasons and has also made four reserve team appearances.
Nkumu becomes the second Chelsea player on loan at the League One club. Rohan Ince is with the Glovers until January.