FRANK LAMPARD's side battled their way to a 2-2 draw against Valencia.
The Blues' six-game winning streak was ended by the champions at the Etihad, but Chelsea have their European fate in their own hands after an excellent point in Spain.
On the transfer front, speculation continues over Jadon Sancho's future after he started on the bench against Barcelona in Borussia Dortmund's Champions League defeat – with the Blues and Manchester United among those interested.
Follow all the latest updates and transfer gossip from Stamford Bridge below…
WILLIAN is being left in limbo by Chelsea over a new deal.
The Brazilian winger has been one of the club’s key players this season, according to manager Frank Lampard — whomade it clear he wants to keep him.
Willian is desperate to staybut revealed there has not yet been an offer to extend hiscontract, which expires at the end of the season.
He said: “I feel happy to play for this club but this situation is not in my hands. It’s in theirs.
“They already know what I want, so I just wait for them.”
Willian has been with Chelsea for more than seven years and won two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and Europa League in his spell.
The loyal star is free to talk to rival clubs from January — but is REFUSING to do so because of his love for Chelsea.
He said: “I don’t want to talk to them because I have a contract until the end of the season. I’m happy here.”
Boss Lampard has repeatedly underlined how valuable Willian’s experienceis towards helping his young squad achieve results.
The Blues legend said: “I know his qualities from playing with him.
“I want to see him happy. He is an easy- going lad who loves his football — he has been huge for me.
“His off-the-ball work has been an outstanding example to the young lads.
“I love him at this football club, so there’s my answer.”
Willian, 31, played 80 minutes of Chelsea’s 2-2 Champions League draw at Valencia on Wednesday.
And he is happy to play mentor tothe Blues’ new breedof starlets.
He said: “I feel young. Every day they learn with me and I learn with them.
“Chelsea always want to win something. In the past we have done that — and nowwe want to do it again with these new young players.”
CHELSEA midfielder Danny Drinkwater has just six weeks to show Burnley they have not wasted £1million on his loan deal.
That is the sum the Clarets will have contributed to his wages by the time his five-month stint ends on January 6.
Fit-again Drinkwater, 29, has still not managed a single minute of Premier League action for Sean Dyche’s men.
Burnley are paying £50,000 towards the Chelsea player’s £110,000-a-week salary, after he moved to Turf Moor in early August.
AndDyche still believes Drinkwater can recapture the form that made him a key member of Leicester’s title-winning side in 2015-2016 and earned him a £35m move to Chelsea.
He said: “I think Danny can get back to that sort of level. It takes time to get that true sharpness, but he’s capable of it.
“He’s shown he’s a very good player and you don’t suddenly become a bad player.
“One of the downsides now is players often don’t play a lot of football when they’re not in the side.
“Danny has had a number of reserve games and is the mix again.”
CHELSEA midfielder WILLIAN is out to nutmeg his close friend and ex-Blues defender David Luiz when the two Brazilians clash in the Premier League at the Emirates on Brazil 29.
Willian told Globe Sporte: “I’ve faced him a few times, he for Chelsea, me for Shakhtar, me for Chelsea, he for PSG.
“Now it’s he for Arsenal. He’s a brother that I have, we met at the age of eight.
“But on the pitch… there’s no way. If I have to nutmeg him, I will.”
ROSS BARKLEY has been accused of sending his career backwards by being “immature and a bit daft”.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has already chastised his injured England midfielder for a “lack of professionalism” after partying in Dubai.
And now ex-Stamford Bridge Andy Townsend believes Barkley risk undoing his “hard work” on the pitch at the start of the season.
Townsend told Sky Sports’ The Debate: “I’d seen a bit of an improvement in his game…, he’s always looked like he’s got ability but he’s never been able to stitch it together for a long enough period.
“Frank has already said he’s not going to hold a grudge or hold it against him but he goes to the back of the queue and he has to step forward again.
“That’s where I think he’s been very silly, he’s given others the chance to have that shirt and maybe they’ll be a little bit smarter in keeping it.”
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