Date: 3rd April 2022 at 3:32pm
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Chelsea were on the wrong end of the shock result of the day on Saturday, as they lost 4-1 to West London rivals Brentford at Stamford Bridge. 

The result was just the second time in history that the Bees have beaten Chelsea, and also marked the first time since 1946 that they had scored at the home of Chelsea.

After a goalless first half, Thomas Tuchel’s side had gone ahead through Antonio Rudiger’s long range effort shortly after the restart.

Within ten minutes, though, the Blues found themselves 3-1 down, and a late goal from substitute Yoane Wissa capped off a fine display by the visitors.

The Blues now have just three days to prepare for the visit of Real Madrid, who visit SW6 in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie.

With the backdrop of uncertainty surrounding the club’s ownership still ongoing, Blues supporters have reason to be nervy about the future of the club.

Kante’s current deal is due to expire in 2023

There is more bad news to come, it seems, as star midfielder N’Golo Kante is reportedly being targeted by a number of European clubs.

According to Spanish outlet AS, the Frenchman has been identified as a target by a number of clubs across the continent, including Real Madrid, who believe that the uncertainty surrounding Chelsea could make a deal easier.

The Blues are currently banned from buying and selling players, and aren’t even allowed to negotiate contract renewals with current players.

The report states that Madrid, among other clubs, believe a deal for Kante could be achievable when the sanctions restricting Chelsea are lifted.

Chelsea’s pursuit of both Declan Rice and Aurelien Tchouameni could also signal the end for Kante at Stamford Bridge.

With the player’s contract set to expire in 2023, this summer represents the Blues’ only real chance of securing a significant fee for the player, if they do opt to sell him.

Kante has won six trophies during his time in London, including the Premier League, Champions League and UEFA Super Cup.

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