Date: 29th February 2024 at 7:27am
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Conor Gallagher’s late winner secured Chelsea’s progression into the FA Cup quarter-finals with a 3-2 win over Leeds United on Wednesday night.

The visitors went ahead early on at Stamford Bridge, before striker Nicolas Jackson drew the Blues level before the break.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side then went ahead before the break courtesy of Mykhaylo Mudryk’s cool finish, but the Championship high-flyers drew level in the second half.

The match looked to be heading for extra-time until substitute Conor Gallagher collected a pass from Enzo Fernandez with a delightful first touch, before firing past Leeds goalkeeper Illan Meslier.

Chelsea’s victory has set up a quarter-final against another second tier side, Leicester City, who beat the Blues in the FA Cup final three years ago.

Ramsdale has lost his starting spot this season

This season has been a difficult one for Pochettino’s side so far, and it appears that those in charge of the club are already eyeing transfer targets for this summer.

As per Football Insider, the Blues are plotting a move for out-of-favour Arsenal ‘keeper Aaron Ramsdale.

The 25-year-old joined the Gunners from Sheffield United in 2021 having impressed for the Blades, and quickly established himself as Mikel Arteta’s first choice ‘keeper.

Ramsdale remained number one until the start of the current campaign, when Spaniard David Raya arrived on loan from fellow Premier League side Brentford.

The England international has made just one Premier League appearance since Raya’s league debut for Arsenal against Everton in September.

It is claimed that the Englishman is ready to leave North London this summer in search of regular first team football, and Pochettino is reportedly keen to add to his goalkeeping options when the transfer window reopens.

This is despite the Blues signing two goalkeepers – namely Robert Sanchez and Djordje Petrovic – last summer following the departures of Kepa Arrizabalaga and Edouard Mendy.

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