Date: 3rd February 2023 at 3:06pm
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Chelsea welcome Fulham to Stamford Bridge on Friday, with The Blues looking to avenge their 2-1 defeat to The Cottagers last month. 

Graham Potter’s side were defeated at the home of their closest neighbours less than a month ago, with new signing Joao Felix sent off on his debut after an impressive first-half.

The Portugal international will serve the final game of his three-match suspension on Friday, but all eyes will be on Mykyahlo Mudryk who is expected to make his first start for the club.

Mudryk impressed during a 30-minute cameo against Liverpool last time out, and Chelsea supporters have been keen to see him in action once again.

The Ukraine international is expected to start, with Raheem Sterling having only recently returned to full fitness and Hakim Ziyech having been close to leaving the club on Tuesday, before a proposed move to Paris Saint-Germain collapsed.

Christian Pulisic remains sidelines following the injury he picked up against Manchester City last month, but reports claims that the player could actually be on his way out of the club in the coming week.

As per Fanatik via Football London, Turkish side Galatasaray are interested in signing the US international, and could do so in the coming days.

Pulisic suffered an injury against Manchester City last month

The Turkish transfer window doesn’t close until February 8, which means a deal could actually be completed before that date, despite the English window having closed on Tuesday.

Galatasaray are said to be on the hunt for a wide attacker and have identified Pulisic and Roma star Nicola Zaniolo as possible targets.

It is claimed that a loan deal could be suggested, although the player’s wages are likely to be an obstacle for any potential deal.

Pulisic, 24, joined Chelsea from German side Borussia Dortmund in 2019 and has since made more than 135 appearances for The Blues.

He has scored 26 goals and provided 21 assists in that time, as well as winning the Champions League in 2021.

Despite that, the American has struggled for consistency throughout his time in west London and The Blues’ flurry of new arrivals could push him down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge.

Noni Madueke, Joao Felix and Mudryk have all arrived in the capital, and all will expect to be given opportunities to impress.

Despite Galatasaray’s interest, it is unclear whether or not Pulisic would accept a move to Turkey.

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