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 By Mark Worrall

Michy Batshuayi shines in full debut vs. Bristol Rovers, Chelsea defence shaky

A fightback from League One side Bristol Rovers in the EFL Cup will have Antonio Conte asking questions about his defence.

Chelsea progressed to the next round of the EFL Cup at the expense of Bristol Rovers, but they were made to work harder than expected at Stamford Bridge by the League One outfit whose endeavours were fairly reflected by the final scoreline of 3-2.

The Blues dominated the first half, and two quick goals in succession around the half-hour mark from Michy Batshuayi and Victor Moses suggested the floodgates might open, but Rovers battled back, and Peter Hartley reduced the arrears moments later.

Batshuayi,...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Alessio Romagnoli key to Conte's Chelsea puzzle, Rooney to MLS?

ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno and Mark Donaldson address the day's rumour mill.
The ESPN FC crew answer your tweets on Chelsea's formation and the coach or player they would have liked to play for or with.
AC Milan's 21-year-old centre-back Alessio Romagnoli is attracting attention from Chelsea.

With the summer transfer window upon us, rumours are picking up steam. Transfer Talk has its finger on the pulse when it comes to the latest gossip. Follow our live blog below and see the latest deals here.

TOP STORY: Blues step up central defender search

With their hopes of signing Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli fading, Chelsea have turned their attentions to AC Milan's Alessio Romagnoli, Sky Italia reports.

It says Blues manager Antonio Conte has offered £30 million for the 21-year-old...

Should Chelsea captain John Terry make a return for England?

ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno shares a laugh at the thought of John Terry returning to the England fold.
Is Sam Allardyce about to recall John Terry to the England squad? We look at the pros and cons of the former England captain.

Could we really see John Terry in an England shirt again? New manager Sam Allardyce certainly hasn't ruled out the possibility, despite the Chelsea defender having retired from international duty in 2012.

"I think it depends on what John said," Allardyce told reporters. "Maybe if I get the opportunity, I might have to give him a ring. But until I come to that selection or that process, we'll wait and see. I don't know what the political side of that might mean, if there is a political side....

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Trending: Gareth Bale nets brace as Real Madrid start La Liga with win

ESPN FC's Janusz Michallik recaps Real Madrid's victory over Real Sociedad in absence of Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema.

Here are the latest stories for Monday.

REAL MADRIDZinedine Zidane hailed Real Madrid's two-goal hero Gareth Bale after their 3-0 win away to Real Sociedad as the Frenchman admitted this could be "an important year'' for the Welshman.

LA LIGAAtletico Madrid dropped two points in extraordinary fashion after conceding a stoppage-time equaliser to Alaves in a 1-1 draw having only gone in front two minutes earlier.

BARCELONANeymar will miss Barcelona's game with Athletic Bilbao...

 By Phil Lythell

Ricardo and James Rodriguez are talents but Chelsea need a centre-back

ESPN FC's Craig Burley discusses Chelsea's win at Watford.
ESPN FC's Craig Burley discusses Chelsea's win at Watford.

With Chelsea still scouring the transfer market to add reinforcements that might bolster their good start to the season, the name Rodriguez continues to pop up. Over the past few weeks both Wolfsburg left-back Ricardo Rodriguez and Real Madrid's attacking midfielder James Rodriguez have been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge, two players with qualities that would clearly enhance Chelsea's options.

The rationale behind these two proposed transfers and the urgency of their...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Mario Mandzukic tops Chelsea's list after Romelu Lukaku interest ends

The ESPN FC crew discuss Riyad Mahrez signing a four-year deal with the reigning Premier League champions Leicester City.
Mario Mandzukic
Is Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic heading to Stamford Bridge?

With the summer transfer window upon us, rumours are picking up steam. Transfer Talk has its finger on the pulse when it comes to the latest gossip. Follow our live blog below and see the latest deals here.

TOP STORY: Chelsea lining up Juventus hitman

Romelu Lukaku has opted to stay with Everton, so Chelsea will move on to the next target it seems with less than two weeks left to get business done.

Their winning start to the Premier League season has come with a common theme: Two strikers paired...