Date: 25th October 2023 at 5:16pm
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Chelsea will be looking to extend their good run of form when they face West London rivals Brentford on Saturday. 

After a disappointing start to the new season, the Blues are now unbeaten in four games across all competitions including a 2-2 draw against Arsenal last time out.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side boasted a 2-0 lead midway through the second half against the Gunners, before two late goals drew the visitors level at Stamford Bridge.

The likes of Cole Palmer, Conor Gallagher and Levi Colwill all impressed last time out, but other players continue to struggle for opportunities under Pochettino.

Along those is Dutchman Ian Maatsen, and the full-back is now expected to leave Stamford Bridge in January, according to TeamTalk.

The report claims that the left-back is now likely to be sold in January, with several clubs interested in signing him.

Maatsen is reportedly set to depart Chelsea in January

Maatse, 21, is a product of the Chelsea youth academy and has been integrated into Pochettino’s squad over the last few months.

He spent last season on loan at Burnley, helping the Clarets to the Championship title and, in turn, promotion to the Premier League.

So far this season the defender has made eight appearances across all competitions for the Blues, including six in the top flight.

His versatility has proved valuable for Pochettino, who has deployed him in a number of roles including on both sides of a front three and as an attacking midfielder.

It is also claimed that both Manchester City and Liverpool hold an interest in Maatsen, who came close to rejoining Burnley permanently over the summer.

Chelsea accepted an offer for the player from the Clarets, but the move never materialised with Maatsen said to be keen to stay put in the capital and fight for a place in Pochettino’s side.

He faces competition from both Ben Chilwell and Marc Cucurella when vying for the starting spot on the left of Chelsea’s back four, while Colwill has also played in the role this term.

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