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CHELSEA drew 3-3 with Southampton at Stamford Bridge as defensive issues emerged again.

Meanwhile we have the very latest on Jorginho’s future, while it is claimed that the Blues wanted to sign AC Milan’s Gianluigi Donnarumma before opting for Edouard Mendy.

Get all the latest updates from Stamford Bridge here…

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Burnley ‘set for £200m takeover from new firm led by former Charlton lawyer Chris Farnell’

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Burnley‘s takeover by an American consortium looks to be on the rocks as a rival firm have been cleared to press ahead with a £200m bid for the club, reports claim.

The Premier League outfit looked certain to be purchased by ALK Capital, run by former Real Salt Lake chief Alan Pace, but talks with chairman Mike Garlick and director John Banaszkiewicz have hit a snag, according to the Athletic

Now sports lawyer Chris Farnell and Egyptian businessman Mohamed Elkashashy are set to push their own bid through, the report adds, after the Farnell successfully overturned a ban on becoming a director at an English football club having been involved in a turbulent takeover at Charlton earlier this year. 

Burnley are reportedly bracing for a new £200m takeover bid after talks with a US firm stalled

Burnley are reportedly bracing for a new £200m takeover bid after talks with a US firm stalled

Burnley are reportedly bracing for a new £200m takeover bid after talks with a US firm stalled

The new firm, led by sports lawyer Chris Farnell (right), has been cleared to launch their bid after the 50-year-old had his ban on becoming an English football director overturned

The new firm, led by sports lawyer Chris Farnell (right), has been cleared to launch their bid after the 50-year-old had his ban on becoming an English football director overturned

The new firm, led by sports lawyer Chris Farnell (right), has been cleared to launch their bid after the 50-year-old had his ban on becoming an English football director overturned

Farnell claimed he failed the English Football League’s Owners’ and Directors’ Test (ODT) because of an administrative mix-up, and a tribunal this week agreed he had not tried to mislead the EFL – meaning he has been given the green light to wrap up the takeover.

He was appointed as a lawyer at Charlton this year to advise the club and majority shareholder Tahnoon Nimer amid a boardroom battle, but was asked to end his involvement by owners ESI in August. 

The 50-year-old claimed his only intention was to provide the club with legal assistance ‘for a short time’, adding: ‘I was never a director or owner of the football club, nor was I ever intending to be. 

Clarets chairman Mike Garlick is looking to sell the club after being hit hard by coronavirus

Clarets chairman Mike Garlick is looking to sell the club after being hit hard by coronavirus

Clarets chairman Mike Garlick is looking to sell the club after being hit hard by coronavirus 

There are tensions between Dyche (left) and Garlick as Burnley struggled in the market

There are tensions between Dyche (left) and Garlick as Burnley struggled in the market

There are tensions between Dyche (left) and Garlick as Burnley struggled in the market

Farnell and Elkashashy have been in talks to buy Burnley over the last year, but ALK Capital’s negotiations were at a more advanced stage. Sportsmail reported that Garlick, who has a 49.24 per cent stake in the club, has met with Pace, the company’s chief, a number of times but has never been able to strike a deal. 

Burnley endured a difficult summer after being hit by financial implications posed by the coronavirus pandemic and brought in just one signing of note – Brighton midfielder Dale Stephens for £1.5million, with manager Sean Dyche left frustrated at the club’s lack of flexibility in the market.

As a result, Garlick has been looking for new owners after admitting that Burnley could lose £50m if the outbreak continues to cripple the country. This year the Claret and Blue posted profits of just £4.3m. 

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Krasnodar players blasted on social media after only FOUR took the knee ahead of Chelsea defeat 

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Krasnodar have been lambasted online after seven of their starting XI decided not to take the knee before their clash against Chelsea in the Champions League. 

The Russian side could not cope with Frank Lampard‘s side on the night as goals from Callum Hudson-Odoi, Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic gave the Blues a comfortable win on the road. 

But it was the display before kick-off which angered some on social media, as just four Krasnodar players took the knee in support of Black Lives Matter and against racial oppression and police brutality. 

Only four Krasnodar players took the knee before kick-off in support of Black Lives Matter

Only four Krasnodar players took the knee before kick-off in support of Black Lives Matter

Only four Krasnodar players took the knee before kick-off in support of Black Lives Matter

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Yet Frank Lampard's Chelsea were comfortable 4-0 winners in Russia on Wednesday night

Yet Frank Lampard's Chelsea were comfortable 4-0 winners in Russia on Wednesday night

Yet Frank Lampard’s Chelsea were comfortable 4-0 winners in Russia on Wednesday night

All the Chelsea players took the knee, which has become customary before play in the Premier League – but is no longer compulsory in UEFA competitions. 

It comes after Marseille’s players also did not take the knee before their loss against Manchester City on Tuesday evening. 

The gesture has not been adopted in France, which led to the jarring scenes at the Stade Velodrome seconds before kick-off. 

While City remained intent on showing their support for the fight against racism, Andre Villas-Boas’s men were seen stood huddled together in a line while the Premier League side took the knee.

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Marseille players did not take the knee moments before their game with Manchester City

Instead the Ligue 1 players opted to stand round the centre circle and watch City take the knee

Instead the Ligue 1 players opted to stand round the centre circle and watch City take the knee

Instead the Ligue 1 players opted to stand round the centre circle and watch City take the knee

Reports in France are suggesting that the Ligue 1 players opted for a one minute’s silence instead to pay their respects to Samuel Paty – a French teacher who was murdered in a terrorist attack last week.

But in relation to the action of Krasnodar players in Russia on Wednesday, one user said: ‘Hey BT Sport, why are you cutting away from the Krasnodar players not taking the knee? 

‘Keep the camera on them and shame them #BLM’ 

Another said: ‘Wow. Watching the UEFA champions league game between Chelsea and Krasnodar in Russia and they took a knee for the end racism campaign and more than half of Krasnodar team stood. 

BT Sport's coverage showed briefly the scene as seven Krasnodar players did not take the knee

BT Sport's coverage showed briefly the scene as seven Krasnodar players did not take the knee

BT Sport’s coverage showed briefly the scene as seven Krasnodar players did not take the knee

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‘Just crazy how open racism still is in so many parts of the world.’ 

In terms of the actual match, Chelsea responded after Jorginho missed an early penalty when Hudson-Odoi opened the scoring. 

The Premier League side ran riot in the second-half to increase their tally to four points in Group E, level at the top with Sevilla.  

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Team Sky medic raised concerns that measures drafted by Freeman may ‘jeopardise safety of riders’

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Concerns over the use of intravenous infusions in hotel rooms were raised by a Team Sky medic responding to protocols written by Richard Freeman, a medical tribunal heard.

Dr David Hulse added that measures drafted by former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor Freeman, currently facing a fit-to-practise hearing, could jeopardise the safety of riders and breach anti-doping rules.

Extracts from an email sent by Hulse in response to Freeman’s protocols were read out at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service in Manchester by Simon Jackson QC, on behalf of the General Medical Council, which has brought the case.

Dr David Hulse raised concerns over measures drafted by former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor Richard Freeman (pictured) and the use of intravenous infusions in hotel rooms

Dr David Hulse raised concerns over measures drafted by former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor Richard Freeman (pictured) and the use of intravenous infusions in hotel rooms

Dr David Hulse raised concerns over measures drafted by former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor Richard Freeman (pictured) and the use of intravenous infusions in hotel rooms

Freeman admits ordering sachets of banned testosterone to the HQ of both organisations in 2011. He denies, however, that he did so knowing or believing they were to be used to improve an athlete’s performance.

In ongoing cross-examination, Jackson quoted from an October 2010 email sent to Freeman by Hulse, who would leave the team a short time later.

‘Richard, with regard to the protocols you sent I believe my position on injected nutritional products is clear,’ it read. ‘It may compromise the safety of our riders and under par 6 (of a medical code) I am obliged to raise these objections and I will do so in a subsequent email.’

Jackson added: ‘He (Hulse) raised concerns that the practice was in fact inconsistent with WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) regulations. He talks that in his judgment it would be serious. A hotel room would not be suitable for non-emergency invasive procedures and infusions of non- emergency pharmaceutical products. Do you agree with that?’

Freeman responded that an ideal environment would have been a hospital theatre, doctor’s clinic or velodrome clinic.

‘I didn’t think injections on the back of the bus were appropriate,’ he added. ‘I have never given an injection on the back of the bus. That’s what I was trying to move away from. There was all sorts of anecdotal evidence that these things had happened in cycling’s past. They were completely and utterly inappropriate.’

The hearing resumes on Friday.

Freeman (pictured last year) was questioned in an email at the time over intravenous infusions

Freeman (pictured last year) was questioned in an email at the time over intravenous infusions

 Freeman (pictured last year) was questioned in an email at the time over intravenous infusions

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