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Caught Offside - Tue Oct 10 10:12 AM
As with any major club in Europe, Chelsea are in the business of strengthening what they currently have rather than trying to replace key players. However, they could be forced to fight a transfer battle to keep one of their most important players next summer, as Eurosport France, as per Le Paris...
Caught Offside - Tue Oct 10 7:09 AM
One man that Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has missed so far this season is Adam Lallana, but he’s reportedly stepping up his recovery from a thigh injury. The 29-year-old hasn’t featured for the Merseyside giants so far this season, which will be a huge disappointment to him after such an impressi...
Caught Offside - Tue Oct 10 6:52 AM
It’s fair to say that Italy coach Giampiero Ventura hasn’t enjoyed the best World Cup qualifying campaign, and that could now be a cause for concern for Chelsea. The veteran tactician replaced Antonio Conte at the helm for the Azzurri after Euro 2016, but through a combination of questionable sys...
Caught Offside - Mon Oct 9 10:44 PM
Charly Musonda has been unable to make his breakthrough at Chelsea so far this season, and it appears as though he has hit out at the club. There is still a bit of confusion as he hasn’t named Chelsea or Antonio Conte specifically in his Instagram post, and so it could be aimed at something … T...
Caught Offside - Mon Oct 9 4:38 PM
Diego Costa sealed his return to Atletico Madrid last month, and he looks a happy man with a pint in his hand this week as he takes a break from training. The Spaniard isn’t eligible to play for the La Liga giants until January due to the club’s transfer embargo, and so between now and … The po...
Caught Offside - Mon Oct 9 2:59 PM
With the international break coming to a conclusion, Chelsea boss Antonio Conte could have a double fitness headache for the clash with Crystal Palace. The reigning Premier League champions travel to Selhurst Park on Saturday looking to bounce back from their defeat at home to Manchester City pri...
Caught Offside - Mon Oct 9 10:17 AM
Manchester United and Chelsea look set to step up their interest in Tottenham left-back Danny Rose in the January transfer window, according to reports. The England international, who has missed the start of the season through injury, has been one of the top defenders in the Premier League for th...
Caught Offside - Mon Oct 9 8:42 AM
Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante is among the first five nominees announced for the 2017 Ballon d’Or. The France international joins Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar, Juventus striker Paulo Dybala and Real Madrid duo Luka Modric and Marcelo as among the first of the names to be announced by Fran...
Caught Offside - Mon Oct 9 7:37 AM
Andrea Pirlo would not rule out the prospect of joining Chelsea as assistant manager to Antonio Conte after announcing yesterday that he was set to hang up his boots. The New York City midfielder and former Italy international will retire from playing at the end of the MLS season in December, and...
Caught Offside - Sun Oct 8 5:52 PM
Liverpool fans, your left back problems may just about to be solved. Napoli defender Faouzi Ghoulam, who is out of contract with the Serie A side at the end of the season, is on Jurgen Klopp’s radar, with the Express reporting that the Reds are ready to make their move. SEE MORE: Odds slashed on...
Caught Offside - Sun Oct 8 3:37 PM
Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard showed his class for Belgium during their World Cup qualifier against Bosnia and Herzegovina, after the winger almost ended two defenders’ careers with an outrageous dummy. Hazard, who is yet to hit the ground running for the Blues so far this season, embarrassed the...
Caught Offside - Sun Oct 8 1:36 PM
Chelsea star N’Golo Kante has explained that talking with manager Antonio Conte helped persuade him to choose a transfer to Stamford Bridge over Paris Saint-Germain. The 26-year-old was a man in demand after a superb 2015/16 campaign with Leicester City, during which his stellar midfield displays...
Caught Offside - Sun Oct 8 12:48 PM
Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has heaped praise on Paris Saint-Germain star and France team-mate Kylian Mbappe just a few months after he was linked as a transfer target for the Blues. Mbappe ended up moving from Monaco to PSG on loan, having shone in Ligue 1 and the Champions League last seaso...
Caught Offside - Sun Oct 8 11:12 AM
Claude Makelele believes Chelsea loanee Tammy Abraham can follow in the footsteps of Ivorian legend Didier Drogba to become a Premier League great. Makelele is certainly a Premier League legend in his own right and is currently mentoring Abraham at Swansea City where the 20-year-old striker is sp...
Caught Offside - Sun Oct 8 10:50 AM
Zinedine Zidane has reportedly told Real Madrid president Florentino Perez that he wants the transfer of Chelsea star Eden Hazard at the club as a replacement for Gareth Bale. Don Balon report that a meeting between Madrid president Perez and manager Zidane has taken place in which the French tac...
Caught Offside - Sun Oct 8 9:43 AM
Chelsea are sweating over the fitness of star midfielder N’Golo Kante after he went off with a thigh injury in France’s win over Bulgaria last night. The 26-year-old was replaced in the 33rd minute of action last night, with Les Bleus boss Didier Deschamps confirming the blow afterwards. ‘It’s a...
Caught Offside - Sun Oct 8 8:49 AM
Former Chelsea star Claude Makelele believes Tiemoue Bakayoko has become a much stronger defensive player since he first came across him at Monaco. The France international joined the Blues from the Ligue 1 champions this summer, and has made an immediate impact in midfield for Antonio Conte’s si...
Caught Offside - Sun Oct 8 7:54 AM
Manchester United look set to be without Paul Pogba due to injury for some crucial fixtures against the likes of Chelsea and Tottenham this winter. The France international is currently out with a hamstring problem, and the club have not been clear about when he could be back in action. READ MORE...
Caught Offside - Sat Oct 7 1:20 PM
Paris Saint-Germain defender Thomas Meunier has sent a pretty strong signal that he’d like to see his club make a transfer raid for Chelsea forward Eden Hazard. The 26-year-old has long been regarded as one of the top talents in world football, having won two Premier League titles during his time...
Caught Offside - Sat Oct 7 1:02 PM
There’s been another twist in the Alex Sandro to Chelsea transfer saga, and this time it’s bad news for the Blues. The Brazilian international, who joined the Old Lady from Porto in 2015, is expected to sign a new deal with the Italian champions according to Gazzetta Dello Sport. SEE MORE: Intern...
Caught Offside - Sat Oct 7 9:05 AM
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has reportedly been left frustrated by the Blues’ failure to deliver the transfer of striker Fernando Llorente. The Spain international ended up moving from Swansea City to Tottenham this summer, having impressed in the Premier League last season with 15 goals to hel...
Caught Offside - Sat Oct 7 6:25 AM
Chelsea star Thibaut Courtois is reportedly keen on a move to Real Madrid as the Blues fail to organise a new contract for their number one goalkeeper. The Belgium international is regarded as one of the finest players in the world in his position, having consistently shone for Chelsea during his...
Caught Offside - Fri Oct 6 10:12 AM
Here’s something you don’t see every day, an ex-Chelsea player advising a current star to join Arsenal. That’s exactly what former defender Alex has done. The compatriot in question is Paris Saint-Germain’s Lucas Moura, with the 28-year-old set to struggle for regular playing time this season aft...
Caught Offside - Thu Oct 5 3:11 PM
Cesc Fabregas isn’t exactly Mr Popular at his old club Arsenal anyway, but he’s made a surprise admission about his Chelsea career that is sure to tarnish his reputation even further. The Spain international left the Gunners for Barcelona back in 2011, returning to a club he’d grown up supporting...
Caught Offside - Thu Oct 5 2:18 PM
Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne has admitted Chelsea wanted him to stay before he made the move to Wolfsburg back in 2014. The Belgium international wasn’t getting into Jose Mourinho’s side at that time, making just two starts before moving on that January. READ MORE Chelsea news: CFC star t...
Caught Offside - Thu Oct 5 11:27 AM
While one current Chelsea star looks set to be offered a new contract, it’s reported that a familiar face could be keen on a future reunion. Thibaut Courtois has been a stalwart for Chelsea since re-joining the club following a loan spell at Atletico Madrid in 2014. SEE MORE Chelsea were desperat...
Caught Offside - Thu Oct 5 9:27 AM
Adding depth to his Chelsea squad was likely a priority for Antonio Conte this past summer, and it’s reported that the club made a huge offer for a top target. The Italian tactician welcomed Alvaro Morata, Antonio Rudiger, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Davide Zappacosta and Danny Drinkwater to his squad over...
Caught Offside - Thu Oct 5 1:17 AM
Ross Barkley was reportedly a wanted man this past summer, now it’s claimed Tottenham and Chelsea will go back in for him in January. The 23-year-old is yet to make an appearance this season after suffering a hamstring injury in pre-season, and yet it doesn’t seem to have put off interested parti...
Caught Offside - Wed Oct 4 8:36 PM
According to a football study, the value of the Chelsea squad has increased by €147.3m in the last three months, largely down to their new signings. CIES Football Observatory have conducted what they describe as a scientific estimation of players’ transfer values, based on form, inflation, transf...
Caught Offside - Wed Oct 4 5:22 PM
After years of speculation and names being put forward as a guilty party, former Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas has finally admitted he threw the slice of pizza. Said slice of pizza was the one that hit former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson, with BBC Sport revisiting the incident thre...
Caught Offside - Wed Oct 4 2:19 PM
Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi is adamant that Antonio Conte has faith in him to deliver as he tried to explain why he hasn’t played much since arriving at the club. The 24-year-old joined Chelsea for £33m from Marseille in 2016, as reported by The Sun, but he’s made just two Premier League star...
Caught Offside - Wed Oct 4 9:53 AM
Further reports continue to surface over Chelsea boss Antonio Conte being unhappy, and this will only add to the speculation that all is not well at Stamford Bridge. The Guardian recently reported on how he admitted he missed Italy, and that a return was in his future plans further down the line....
Caught Offside - Wed Oct 4 9:18 AM
Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini is set to sign an extension with his current club, thus snubbing interest from Chelsea. Antonio Conte tried to convince the centre-back to move to Stamford Bridge during the summer but the player since admitted he wants to end his career at the Old Lady. Calcio...
Caught Offside - Wed Oct 4 8:50 AM
Alvaro Morata is facing up to six weeks on the sidelines after suffering a grade two tear in his hamstring but confusion now surrounds the Spaniard’s return date after posting a picture online with a caption that inferred he was targeting Crystal Palace – Chelsea’s next game – as his recovery tar...
Caught Offside - Wed Oct 4 12:22 AM
Chelsea are reportedly setting their sights on two major January signings as they look to prove they remain committed to Antonio Conte. The Italian tactician delivered the Premier League title in his first season at Stamford Bridge, but he has been dogged by on-going speculation of issues between...