- Mon Feb 19 10:44 PM
• Chelsea’s Belgian about to face Messi for first time at club level • We have to play a perfect game against Barça to win, adds Conte Chelsea renew their Champions League rivalry against Barcelona with Eden Hazard
eager to prove his pedigree at this elite level and justify the regular comparison...
- Mon Feb 19 10:30 PM
Barcelona are favourites in the last-16 tie but Pedro says Chelsea’s win in 2012 can serve as a springboard for success This is a fixture to bring memories of frenzied previous meetings flooding back. Even 13 years on it is easy to recall Ronaldinho’s shimmying hips and that shot bereft of back-l...
- Mon Feb 19 8:22 PM
• Head coach impressed with English clubs in Europe this season • ‘Antonio Conte is one of the best managers in the world’ Barcelona wanted to avoid facing Chelsea in the Champions League last 16, according to their manager, Ernesto Valverde, who is wary of the “incredible” form shown by England’...
- Mon Feb 19 9:46 AM
Connor Goldson and Ethan Ampadu showed their worth, Mauricio Pellegrino’s taxigate sympathy and Coventry must not be forgotten Amid the focus on Brighton’s first quarter-final appearance for 32 years and an impressive first outing for Jürgen Locadia, Chis Hughton was keen to hail one of his team’...
- Mon Feb 19 8:35 AM
Today’s tell-all is sweeping all before it at the curling Eden Hazard
has been persistently linked with Real Madrid and the latest reports suggest Chelsea’s playmaker with the magic dust sprinkled in his boots remains the Spanish side’s top target this summer. The Express says Real are ready to o...
- Sun Feb 18 9:19 PM
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- Sat Feb 17 10:30 PM
• Manager seeks to exploit ‘weaknesses without the ball’ • Cesc Fàbregas to forget old friendships on pitch Antonio Conte insists Barcelona are not infallible and that it would be dangerous for his rejuvenated team to focus solely on stopping Lionel Messi – who has never scored against Chelsea –...
- Sat Feb 17 6:36 PM
The coach used Neymar’s exit as a chance to reboot the faltering giants as Chelsea will find out in Champions League Sometimes football really is life. On Tuesday Barcelona face Chelsea in the Champions League at Stamford Bridge where in 2009 Andrés Iniesta scored a last-minute goal that he still...
- Fri Feb 16 9:58 PM
Quite what the Barcelona scouts dispatched to this corner of south-west London to cast their eyes over next week’s opponents would have gleaned from this thrashing is anyone’s guess. Chelsea’s passage into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup was achieved without mustering up much of a sweat, with Hu...
- Fri Feb 16 6:45 PM
All the latest from the 7.45pm GMT and 8.00pm GMT kick-offs Conte hails Ryan Mason’s ‘great strength’ after injury recovery Why not send Rob an email? 3.38pm GMT Let us speak frankly: this is not the most inspiring fifth round draw in the history of the FA Cup*. The weekend starts with two fixtur...
- Fri Feb 16 5:00 PM
Chelsea’s hopes of upsetting Barcelona rest on Belgian but he may wonder if his best chance of achieving greatness is to move This week a clip emerged of three Barcelona players being confronted by a metal railing , with each of them choosing to deal with the obstacle in a different way. While Jo...
- Thu Feb 15 10:30 PM
• Mason had 14 metal plates inserted in his skull • Cahill ‘devastated’ at Mason’s retirement announcement Antonio Conte has praised Ryan Mason’s strength of character in recovering from the horrific head injury sustained during Hull City’s Premier League match at Chelsea 13 months ago that has f...
- Tue Feb 13 1:00 PM
Antonio Conte was relieved to see Chelsea return to winning ways, with a 3-0 win over West Brom coming after heavy losses to Watford and Bournemouth. The result is thought to have eased the pressure on the manager but his side still face a challenging spell. Their next game is a fifth-round FA Cu...
- Tue Feb 13 9:33 AM
Spurs dread in-form Juventus, Porto plan to cause an upset at Anfield and Neymar will show Spain what it is missing Juventus If we play as solidly as we have done in the last few months, we will be tough to beat. After a slow start to the season we have picked up in defence and now, despite not l...