- Tue Mar 13 11:26 PM
Antonio Conte’s caution may mask an acceptance that taking risks is the way to secure a place in the Champions League quarter-finals Antonio Conte may just have been being painfully realistic but his body language at Camp Nou came across as distinctly downbeat. The Chelsea manager’s message was l...
- Tue Mar 13 9:11 AM
Today’s fluff is bossing it When Paris Saint-Germain close their eyes and envisage the ideal player to improve their midfield, they see N’Golo Kanté . And when PSG open their eyes and look at Chelsea’s midfield, they see N’Golo Kanté. They see him here, they see him there, those Frenchies see him...
- Mon Mar 12 9:11 AM
Alex Iwobi is drifting, Pellegrino is on dangerous ground and Manchester United produced a classic performance It always feels unfair to single out a young player, not least one who seems with each performance these days to become a one-man Arsenal social media event, a living banter-meme. Just c...
- Sun Mar 11 10:56 PM
• Eden Hazard
likely to be spared false No 9 role this time • Olivier Giroud
may be preferred to Álvaro Morata in attack Antonio Conte intends to consult his players over how best to overcome Barcelona on Wednesday, a move which should allow Eden Hazard
to argue against his deployment as a false...
- Sat Mar 10 8:09 PM
Chelsea claimed three points after a turbulent week, but their performance still left something to be desired as Crystal Palace nearly clawed their way back into the match with a display of fighting spirit. Two goals in a dominant first half, both of which interacted with the body of Martin Kelly...
- Sat Mar 10 5:12 PM
Premier League updates from the 5.30pm GMT kick-off Live scoreboard: all Saturday’s latest scores and results And you can email Simon here , or tweet him her 5.08pm GMT “I’m surprised to see him back this quickly, ” says Roy Hodgson of Zaha, who along with Sakho is in the squad today – but only o...
- Fri Mar 9 10:47 PM
• Chelsea manager lays down the law to Belgian playmaker • Conte expected to use Olivier Giroud
against Palace on Saturday Eden Hazard
has been warned by Antonio Conte that he could find himself back as a false No 9 despite the Belgian playmaker having publicly voiced his frustrations with the ro...
- Fri Mar 9 3:10 PM
The ailing champions have long been spying this fixture as potential relief in amidst collisions with Barcelona and the two Manchester clubs, but they have lost to Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge in each of the last two seasons. This game may come too soon for Wilfried Zaha to return to the vis...
- Fri Mar 9 9:19 AM
Today’s rumours are waiting for one to land Antonio Conte was joined at training this week by a captain, leader, legend who certainly knows his way around Cobham. But if John Terry was hoping a little bit of conspicuous swotting up might get him a foot in the door when the Italian’s long arrivede...
- Wed Mar 7 1:11 PM
Jürgen Klopp has given Antonio Conte the template: Chelsea must banish defeatism and be ‘hungry, alert and aggressive’ in season-saving Champions League second leg at Camp Nou People are predicting the end of the Premier League as we know it just because Chelsea showed so little ambition against...