Date: 13th November 2022 at 1:59pm
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Chelsea slumped to a third consecutive Premier League defeat on Saturday as they were beaten 1-0 by Newcastle United at St. James’ Park. 

Joe Willock’s superb strike was enough to give The Magpies victory and inflict more misery on new Chelsea boss Graham Potter, who has now failed to guide The Blues to victory in any of their last five league matches.

Potter will now have around six weeks to work on improving his side’s fortunes while the World Cup is on, before top flight football returns on Boxing Day.

The former Brighton and Hove Albion boss is likely to look for reinforcements during the upcoming January transfer window, and it is now being reported that he could raid his former side.

According to The Mirror, The Blues could make a move for goalkeeper Robert Sanchez.

The report claims that both Chelsea and Manchester United are interested in the Spaniard, who was included in Luis Enrique’s squad for the World Cup.

The 24-year-old has been in fine form this season, and is likely to attract interest during the upcoming window.

Mendy has been in poor form this season

Goalkeeping has become something of a problem area for Chelsea over the past few years, and it remains unclear whether the club’s current number one is Edouard Mendy or Kepa Arrizabalaga.

United, meanwhile, are looking for a long-term successor to current first choice ‘keeper David de Gea.

The Spaniard is set to be out of contract next summer and, although there is an option to extend by a further 12 months, The Red Devils are keen to source a replacement.

Sanchez joined The Seagulls’ youth system back in 2013 and has established himself as the club’s first choice ‘keeper since the 2020/21 campaign.

To date, he has kept 25 clean sheets in 78 matches for Brighton, including four in 13 league games this term.

The one-time Spain international is contracted to the south coast side until 2025, meaning that Brighton are under little pressure to sell the player.

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