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Sport Review - Sun Mar 11 11:48 PM
Antonio Conte has insisted that he still trusts Tiemoue Bakayoko despite his mixed start to life at Chelsea FC. The French midfielder has been getting used to life at the west London club since signing for the Blues from Monaco in the summer transfer window. However, the 23-year-old is yet to con...
Sport Review - Sun Mar 11 8:57 AM
Craig Bellamy believes Antonio Conte can’t complain about a lack of transfer funds given Chelsea FC’s investment in new playing staff over the past 12 months. The Blues won the Premier League title with two games to spare last season after Chelsea FC finished seven points ahead of Tottenham Hotsp...
Sport Review - Sun Mar 11 8:23 AM
John Terry popped into Chelsea FC’s training session on Friday to help boost morale ahead of their trip to Barcelona next week. The Blues have lost four of their last five Premier League games to heap pressure on Antonio Conte after tumbling out of the top four. Chelsea FC produced a dismal perfo...
Sport Review - Sun Mar 11 7:58 AM
Antonio Conte has told Alvaro Morata that he needs to expect some fresh competition from Olivier Giroud for a starting spot at Chelsea FC this season. Giroud has been getting into the swing of things at Chelsea FC since signing for the Blues from Arsenal in the January transfer window, after he w...
Sport Review - Sun Mar 11 7:08 AM
Antonio Conte believes that Chelsea FC are going to need to show some serious patience before seeing the best from Ross Barkley in a Blues shirt. The England midfielder signed for the west London club from Everton in the January transfer window but he has been hampered by injury problems since th...
Sport Review - Sun Mar 11 7:08 AM
Antonio Conte has told John Terry that he is always welcome back at Chelsea FC. The former Blues captain dropped into Cobham last week to watch a training session with Conte as the west London side prepared for their Premier League clash against Crystal Palace on Saturday evening. Terry left Chel...
Sport Review - Sun Mar 11 6:03 AM
Chelsea FC and Manchester United are both interested in Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, according to reports in France. Le Parisien, as quoted by Metro, is reporting that Cavani is considering his future at the Ligue 1 club following their Champions League exit. The same article state...
Sport Review - Sun Mar 11 5:13 AM
Roy Hodgson singled out Cesc Fabregas for special praise after the Spaniard helped to inspire Chelsea FC to a 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday night. The Blues took the lead in the 25th minute when Fabregas found Willian, who fired home into the bottom left corner...
Sport Review - Sun Mar 11 12:56 AM
Antonio Conte has claimed that Tiemoue Bakayoko’s spell on the sidelines with Chelsea FC will have done the midfielder good. Bakayoko has made a mixed start to life at Stamford Bridge since his move from Monaco in the summer transfer window last year. Indeed, the midfielder has come in for plenty...
Sport Review - Sat Mar 10 10:51 AM
The latest football transfer gossip column from The Sport Review, featuring all of the latest Premier League transfer news and rumours. Here, we look at some of the top football transfer stories from the British and world media in The Sport Review’s Grapevine, published every morning in the lead-...
Sport Review - Sat Mar 10 9:14 AM
N’Golo Kante has no interest in a potential move to Paris Saint-Germain from Chelsea FC, according to a report in England. The London Evening Standard is reporting that the France international is a potential target for the Ligue 1 title holders after PSG’s disappointing Champions League exit on...
Sport Review - Sat Mar 10 8:31 AM
Paul Merson is backing Chelsea FC to beat Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening ahead of their trip to Barcelona next week. The defending Premier League champions are on a difficult run of form to heap pressure on their Italian head coach Antonio Conte. The Blues lost 2-1 to top-f...
Sport Review - Sat Mar 10 7:11 AM
Chelsea FC are leading Arsenal in the race to sign Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli in the summer transfer window, according to reports in the British media. The Daily Star is claiming that the Blues are now the bookmakers’ favourites to sign the 26-year-old defender this summer as the west London s...
Sport Review - Sat Mar 10 6:50 AM
Chelsea FC and Real Madrid are leading the race for the signature of Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich this summer, according to reports. Bleacher Report is claiming that the west London side and the Spanish giants are the two favourites to secure the signature of the talented Polish striker...
Sport Review - Sat Mar 10 6:25 AM
William Gallas believes Chelsea FC signing Olivier Giroud can replace Alvaro Morata in Antonio Conte’s starting line-up. The France international completed a £21m move to Chelsea FC from north London side Arsenal on transfer deadline day in January. Giroud was signed to add more attacking depth t...
Sport Review - Sat Mar 10 5:56 AM
Mark Lawrenson is backing Chelsea FC to return to winning ways against Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening. The defending Premier League champions are winless in their last three games in all competitions to heap pressure on Antonio Conte. Chelsea FC lost 2-1 to Manchester Unite...
Sport Review - Sat Mar 10 5:31 AM
Michael Owen is backing Chelsea FC to win to nil against Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening. The defending Premier League champions have lost four of their last five Premier League games to heap pressure on Italian coach Antonio Conte. Chelsea FC have lost to Bournemouth, Watfo...
Sport Review - Sat Mar 10 5:00 AM
Olivier Giroud seems to be settling in well to life at Chelsea FC following his move from Arsenal in the January transfer window. The French striker opted to leave the Gunners and sign for their London rivals in the mid-season window as he sought some more regular playing time before the World Cu...
Sport Review - Sat Mar 10 12:40 AM
Eden Hazard is not happy at Chelsea FC and he is poised to sign for Real Madrid in the future, according to Shaka Hislop. The Belgian playmaker has earned a reputation as one of the Premier League’s top attacking talents since his move to Stamford Bridge from French side Lille in the summer of 20...
Sport Review - Fri Mar 9 10:49 AM
The latest football transfer gossip column from The Sport Review, featuring all of the latest Premier League transfer news and rumours. Here, we look at some of the top football transfer stories from the British and world media in The Sport Review’s Grapevine, published every morning in the lead-...
Sport Review - Fri Mar 9 9:56 AM
Chelsea FC are leading the race to sign Felipe Anderson from Lazio this summer, according to reports in Italy. Italian newspaper Il Messaggero, as quoted by the Daily Mirror, is claiming that the 24-year-old attacking midfielder has emerged as a prime target for the west London club this summer....
Sport Review - Fri Mar 9 7:08 AM
Gianfranco Zola believes that Chelsea FC are capable of turning around their stuttering form and finishing in the top four this season. The Blues have been struggling to find consistent form in the top flight in recent weeks and their 1-0 loss to Manchester City at The Etihad last weekend was the...
Sport Review - Fri Mar 9 6:01 AM
Arsenal and Chelsea FC are both interested in signing Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly in the summer transfer window, according to a report in England. The Daily Mirror is reporting that Arsenal and Chelsea FC are two of the Premier League clubs interested in signing the Senegal international. T...
Sport Review - Fri Mar 9 5:05 AM
Nemanja Matic has called on his Manchester United team-mates to show their character when they take on Liverpool FC in the Premier League at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon. The Serbian midfielder ended up being the hero for Jose Mourinho’s men on Monday night when he scored the all-important...
Sport Review - Fri Mar 9 12:39 AM
Gianfranco Zola has admitted that Eden Hazard is his favourite Chelsea FC player to watch for the Blues. The Belgian playmaker is widely regarded as one of the Premier League’s finest attacking talents and he has earned plenty of new admirers since his move to Chelsea FC from French side Lille ba...
Sport Review - Fri Mar 9 12:12 AM
Gianfranco Zola is convinced that Chelsea FC have what it takes to beat FC Barcelona and book their place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. The Blues head to Camp Nou on Wednesday 14 March for the return leg of their crunch Champions League last 16 clash after the two sides played ou...
Sport Review - Thu Mar 8 10:31 AM
Ian Wright has sympathised with Eden Hazard after Antonio Conte substituted the Chelsea FC star for the second successive week. The Belgium international struggled to have an impact in a lone strike role during a 1-0 loss to Manchester City at The Etihad last weekend. Bernardo Silva scored a firs...
Sport Review - Thu Mar 8 7:54 AM
Ruud Gullit believes that the uncertainty surrounding Antonio Conte’s future at Chelsea FC is not helping the Blues. The Italian manager has found himself under increasing amounts of pressure at Stamford Bridge in recent days after the west London side slumped to their fourth defeat in five Premi...
Sport Review - Thu Mar 8 6:36 AM
Scott McTominay deserves to keep his place in the Manchester United team after the midfielder marked Eden Hazard out of the game at Old Trafford last month, Gary Pallister has told Jose Mourinho. The Red Devils midfielder has seized his chance to shine in the Manchester United team over the past...
Sport Review - Thu Mar 8 6:36 AM
Ruud Gullit has warned Chelsea FC that they will have to step their game up – and fast – ahead of their Champions League showdown with FC Barcelona later this month. The Blues have been in poor form in recent weeks and they slumped to their fourth defeat in five Premier League games on Sunday … ...
Sport Review - Thu Mar 8 5:06 AM
Marcos Alonso has given a glowing endorsement of former FC Barcelona boss Luis Enrique as he continues to be touted as a possible managerial target for Chelsea FC. Antonio Conte has found himself under serious pressure at Stamford Bridge in recent weeks after his side’s poor run of form in the Pr...
Sport Review - Thu Mar 8 12:34 AM
Marcos Alonso has admitted that Chelsea FC have an “attitude problem” as they look to try and salvage their season. The Blues slumped to yet another disappointing defeat in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon when they were beaten 1-0 by Manchester City at The Etihad. That loss was Chelsea FC’...
Sport Review - Thu Mar 8 12:11 AM
Tiemoue Bakayoko has taken to social media to poke fun at Antonio Rudiger as Chelsea FC look to try and get their season back on track this weekend. The Blues slumped to a disappointing 1-0 loss to Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon as they suffered yet another blow to thei...
Sport Review - Wed Mar 7 11:51 PM
Alvaro Morata celebrated his wife Alice Campello’s birthday this week as the Chelsea FC star looked to enjoy some downtime away from football. The Spanish striker came off the bench but was unable to prevent Chelsea FC from slipping to a disappointing 1-0 loss to Manchester City in the Premier Le...
Sport Review - Wed Mar 7 9:56 AM
Gary Neville has warned Chelsea FC that they will need to step their game up and fast ahead of their clash with Crystal Palace this weekend. The Blues have come in for significant criticism after their disappointing 1-0 loss to Manchester City in the Premier League at The Etihad on Sunday afterno...
Sport Review - Wed Mar 7 8:14 AM
Gary Neville believes Antonio Conte will be axed if Chelsea FC crash out of the Champions League this month. The Blues have endured a difficult start to the new year following a disappointing run o four victories in 15 games in all competitions in 2018 so far. The defending Premier League champio...
Sport Review - Wed Mar 7 6:46 AM
Ramires has admitted that he would love to re-sign for Chelsea FC, two years after leaving the west London side to move to China. The 30-year-old left Stamford Bridge to sign for Chinese side Jiangsu Suningon in January 2016 despite being in the prime of his career aged 28 at the time. Ramires en...
Sport Review - Wed Mar 7 6:46 AM
Eden Hazard wants to move to Real Madrid and will delay signing a new contract with Chelsea FC in the hope that the Spanish club will bid for him, according to reports in the British media. The Daily Mail is claiming that the Belgian playmaker has his heart set on a move to the Bernabeu … The p...
Sport Review - Wed Mar 7 6:21 AM
Jamie Carragher has admitted that he was stunned by Chelsea FC’s lack of ambition in Sunday’s 1-0 loss at Manchester City. The defending Premier League champions made the trip to Pep Guardiola’s side looking to record just their fifth win of 2018 so far. However, Chelsea FC produced a negative pe...
Sport Review - Wed Mar 7 6:06 AM
Jose Mourinho has reiterated that Chelsea FC remain a good team despite their recent slump in the Premier League. The west London side are facing a tough battle to break into the Premier League’s top four this season following successive top-flight losses at Manchester City and Manchester United....
Sport Review - Wed Mar 7 5:42 AM
Gary Neville has defended his criticism of Chelsea FC’s “unacceptable” performance in Sunday’s 1-0 loss to Manchester City. The defending Premier League champions made the trip to the Etihad Stadium fresh from a 2-1 defeat at Manchester United. Chelsea FC were looking to end a two-game winless ru...
Sport Review - Wed Mar 7 5:27 AM
Ian Wright doesn’t believe Antonio Conte will be bothered about criticism of his decision to take off Eden Hazard in Chelsea FC’s 1-0 loss to Manchester City last weekend. The Blues boss opted to replace Hazard in the 72nd minute of Chelsea FC’s 2-1 loss at Manchester United minutes before Jesse...
Sport Review - Wed Mar 7 4:56 AM
Gary Neville has admitted that he was left “disgusted” by Chelsea FC’s performance in their 1-0 loss to Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday. The west London side were widely criticised for their disappointing defensive display at The Etihad as the Blues suffered another disappointing...
Sport Review - Wed Mar 7 4:43 AM
Gary Neville has admitted that Eden Hazard looked “helpless” during Chelsea FC’s 1-0 loss to Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday. The 27-year-old cut a stranded figure as he was deployed up front by Antonio Conte alone but struggled to make an impact on the game due to a lack of servi...
Sport Review - Wed Mar 7 12:31 AM
Jamie Carragher has claimed that Eden Hazard will be seriously considering his future at Chelsea FC after the defeat by Manchester City at the weekend. Chelsea FC were widely criticised for their defensive display at The Etihad as they slumped to a disappointing 1-0 loss to Pep Guardiola’s men to...
Sport Review - Tue Mar 6 9:14 AM
Gary Pallister is hoping that Real Madrid will sign Thibaut Courtois ahead of David De Gea in the summer. The Manchester United goalkeeper has established himself as one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League over the past three or four seasons. However, De Gea’s performances have inevitab...
Sport Review - Tue Mar 6 9:14 AM
Jamie Redknapp has urged Antonio Conte to go out “swinging punches like a champion” if the Chelsea FC manager is to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season. The Italian coach is facing intense speculation surrounding his future at the west London club following a difficult second season at...
Sport Review - Tue Mar 6 7:13 AM
Danny Drinkwater admits that he and his Chelsea FC team-mates need to step their games up in the coming days after the disappointment of their 1-0 loss to Manchester City on Sunday. The Blues slumped to a disappointing and demoralising 1-0 loss to Pep Guardiola’s men at The Etihad on Sunday after...
Sport Review - Tue Mar 6 6:54 AM
Antonio Conte singled out both Willian and Pedro Rodriguez for special praise for their performances in Chelsea FC’s 1-0 loss to Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday. The Italian manager watched his side slump to another disappointing defeat in the Premier League to further dent their...
Sport Review - Tue Mar 6 6:27 AM
Eden Hazard has hinted that Antonio Conte got his tactics wrong in Chelsea FC’s 1-0 loss at Manchester City on Sunday. The Blues made the long trip to Manchester in search of their first victory in three attempts following a stalemate with Barcelona and a loss at Manchester United. The defending...
Sport Review - Tue Mar 6 6:04 AM
Antonio Conte has admitted that Chelsea FC really missed N’Golo Kante in Sunday’s 1-0 loss at Manchester City. The defending Premier League champions were without the France international for the trip to the Premier League leaders on Sunday. Kante was too ill to feature for the Blues at the Etiha...
Sport Review - Tue Mar 6 5:39 AM
Jamie Redknapp admits it is sad to see Antonio Conte’s slump at Chelsea FC. The Blues manager is coming under pressure at Stamford Bridge following a disappointing start to 2018 under the Italian coach. Chelsea FC lost 1-0 to Premier League leaders Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium at the wee...
Sport Review - Tue Mar 6 4:42 AM
Cesar Azpilicueta has taken to social media to issue a rallying cry after Chelsea FC’s top-four hopes suffered another blow with their 1-0 loss to Manchester City on Sunday. Bernardo Silva scored the only goal of the game early in the second half at The Etihad as the Blues slumped to their fourth...
Sport Review - Tue Mar 6 12:22 AM
Alvaro Morata has taken to social media to issue a Chelsea FC rallying cry after the Blues slumped to a 1-0 loss to Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday. Antonio Conte’s men set up largely to try and contain the Citizens at The Etihad and after a goalless first half, Bernardo Silva sco...
Sport Review - Mon Mar 5 11:49 PM
Antonio Conte has admitted that he probably should have substituted Eden Hazard earlier during Chelsea FC’s 1-0 loss to Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday. The Belgian attacker was largely isolated up front as he started alongside Willian and Pedro Rodriguez as the west London side s...
Sport Review - Mon Mar 5 10:08 PM
Gary Lineker lavished praise on Nemanja Matic after the summer signing’s sensational winner in Manchester United’s 3-2 win at Crystal Palace on Monday night. The Red Devils made a disappointing start to the Premier League clash after Andros Townsend broke the deadlock with a deflected strike in t...
Sport Review - Mon Mar 5 11:03 AM
Gary Neville was not at all impressed by Chelsea FC’s performance as they slumped to a disappointing 1-0 loss to Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon. The Blues were thoroughly out-played by Pep Guardiola’s men at The Etihad as they struggled to get into the game. After a goa...
Sport Review - Mon Mar 5 10:09 AM
Eden Hazard has insisted that he is confident that Chelsea FC will still be able to finish in the Premier League’s top four this season. It has been something of a difficult campaign under Antonio Conte last term after the west London side won the Premier League title under the Italian in his fir...
Sport Review - Mon Mar 5 10:09 AM
Pat Nevin believes Manchester United’s power was the difference in last weekend’s 2-1 loss to Chelsea FC. The Red Devils secured a vital win in the top-four race on Sunday afternoon following a narrow win against the Blues. Matic managed to marshal Eden Hazard throughout the Premier League clash...
Sport Review - Mon Mar 5 9:06 AM
Jamie Carragher believes Chelsea FC’s coming games will dictate where the defending champions finish in the top-four race. The defending Premier League champions lost 2-1 to Manchester United at Old Trafford in the English top flight on Sunday. Chelsea FC missed out on the chance to draw level wi...
Sport Review - Mon Mar 5 8:53 AM
Pat Nevin has lavished praise on Nemanja Matic for his outstanding performance in Manchester United’s 2-1 win over Chelsea FC last weekend. The Serbia international completed a £40m move to Manchester United from defending Premier League champions Chelsea last summer. Matic was part of the Chelse...
Sport Review - Mon Mar 5 8:04 AM
Willian has insisted that it is his “goal” to stay at Chelsea FC for the long term. The Brazilian attacker has been in fine form for the west London side this season whenever called upon by Antonio Conte, although he has been made to wait for a regular place in the team. Willian has scored … Th...
Sport Review - Mon Mar 5 7:32 AM
Andriy Shevchenko has insisted that Chelsea FC still have a chance of reaching the quarter-finals of the Champions League at the expense of FC Barcelona. The Blues are aiming to knock out the Spanish giants and book their place in the last eight of Europe’s elite club competition as they bid to t...
Sport Review - Mon Mar 5 6:47 AM
Andriy Shevchenko has called on Alvaro Morata to step his game up at Chelsea FC after his recent dip in form for the west London club. The Spanish striker has been getting used to life at Stamford Bridge since signing for the Blues from Real Madrid in the summer transfer window last year. The 25-...
Sport Review - Mon Mar 5 5:49 AM
Jamie Carragher believes Romelu Lukaku’s performance in Manchester United’s 2-1 win over Chelsea FC could prove a turning point in his season. The Belgium international has been criticised for his poor performances against the club’s biggest rivals in the 2017-18 season so far. The 24-year-old fa...
Sport Review - Mon Mar 5 5:49 AM
Willian is capable of replacing Eden Hazard if the Chelsea FC no10 leaves this summer, Pat Nevin has claimed. The Brazil international has enjoyed a brilliant week in the Chelsea FC team even if the results weren’t positive. Willian hit the woodwork twice in the first half before he scored the op...
Sport Review - Mon Mar 5 4:57 AM
Eden Hazard has picked Mohamed Salah, Harry Kane and Kevin De Bruyne as the Premier League’s best players this season. Salah has been in sensational form for Liverpool FC since signing for the Reds from AS Roma in the summer transfer window last year. Kane has also been one of the Premier League’...
Sport Review - Mon Mar 5 12:30 AM
Antonio Conte has warned his Chelsea FC players that finishing in the top four this season will be no easy feat. The west London side are currently in fifth place in the Premier League table as Conte looks to try and steer the Blues back into the Champions League spots before the season is out. ...
Sport Review - Mon Mar 5 12:07 AM
Antonio Conte has admitted that he has been impressed by Ross Barkley’s attitude and determination since signing for Chelsea FC in the January transfer window. The midfielder has been getting used to life at Stamford Bridge after joining the Blues from Everton at the turn of the year, but he has...