Just when it looked as though they had started to turn the corner, Chelsea went and lost 1-0 at home to struggling Bournemouth on Saturday.
Branislav Ivanovic is not the only player to have underperformed for the Blues this season, but reports in the Metro suggest that he will be replaced by Benfica’s Nelson Semedo.
Having recently undergone surgery for a knee injury picked up on international duty, it may be next summer before the Portuguese right-back relocates to Stamford Bridge.
This would represent an incredibly rapid rise for a 22-year-old who only made his first-team debut back in August, but he has already proven just how valuable he can be on the Champions League stage.
Prior to Tuesday night, Benfica had won both of the European games in which Semedo had featured for them this season, including away at Atletico Madrid, whilst they had triumphed only once in three matches without him.
Incredibly quick across the ground, the Portuguese international loves to charge forward in support of attacks, though he is also a very capable defender:
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CHELSEA v PORTO
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CHELSEA v PORTO
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