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Chelsea boss can rectify £38 million transfer mistake after Theo Walcott warning

Following Tuesday night’s dramatic penalty shootout triumph over Southampton in the Carabao Cup, Thomas Tuchel provided an update on the fitness status of Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

Chelsea’s latest transfer mistake has been laid bare by Southampton striker Theo Walcott, who believes the club shouldn’t have let Tino Livramento leave.

The Blues put a buy-back clause in the agreement with the Saints, and triggering it could solve another massive issue at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea sold the 19-year-old to Southampton for just £5million this summer after he struggled to break through into the senior ranks at Stamford Bridge.

But Livramento has been a revelation on the south coast.

He’s been ever-present for the Saints in the Premier League this season and has even managed to rack up a goal and an assist during his 11 games so far.

And former England ace Walcott has insisted that Chelsea made a mistake allowing the talented teenager to leave – and even compared him to his old Saints team-mate, Gareth Bale.

“I’m amazed Southampton picked him up from Chelsea. It’s a great buy and hopefully, we can keep hold of him because I’m sure teams will be sniffing around him,” Walcott told talkSPORT.

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