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Sport Review - Thu Oct 12 11:45 PM
Tiemoue Bakayoko and Antonio Rudiger both looked to be in good shape as the pair battled for possession during training at Chelsea’s Cobham base on Wednesday. The pair are back at Cobham and working on their fitness levels after the international break as the Blues look to try and get back to win...
Sport Review - Thu Oct 12 9:30 AM
Tiemoue Bakayoko posted a selfie from Chelsea’s Cobham training facility ahead of their clash against Crystal Palace on Saturday. The defending Premier League champions will return to action at Selhurst Park in search of three points following a disappointing 1-0 loss to Manchester City in their...
Sport Review - Thu Oct 12 8:30 AM
Manchester United are interested in signing Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose in the January transfer window, according to reports in Italy. Italian website TuttoMercatoWeb, as quoted by talkSPORT, is reporting that the Red Devils are still interested in the England international despite fail...
Sport Review - Thu Oct 12 6:25 AM
Alvaro Morata has appeared to hint that he is closing in on a return to action for Chelsea with a post on Instagram – before he then deleted the photo. The striker suffered a hamstring injury during Chelsea’s 1-0 loss to Manchester City before the international break and the 24-year-old has been...
Sport Review - Thu Oct 12 6:10 AM
Jamie Carragher has named Chelsea star Cesar Azpilicueta as one of the Premier League’s best defenders. The Spain internationals started his Blues career as a full-back after Rafael Benitez signed the Marseille defender in an £8m deal in the 2013 January transfer window. Azpilicueta proved to be...
Sport Review - Thu Oct 12 5:50 AM
Jamie Carragher has hailed N’Golo Kante as Chelsea’s most-impressive player. The Blues signed the France international in a £30m deal from Leicester City in the 2016 summer transfer window. Kante was instrumental in helping Leicester City to win the Premier League title in the 2015-16 season in h...
Sport Review - Thu Oct 12 4:40 AM
Alvaro Morata enjoyed some personal downtime with his wife Alice Campello on Wednesday morning as the Chelsea striker continues to work on his fitness levels. Morata suffered a hamstring injury during the first half of Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat by Manchester City and he has been working on his fitness...
Sport Review - Thu Oct 12 12:30 AM
Jamie Carragher has admitted that Eden Hazard has been the Premier League’s best player in recent seasons following his sparkling displays with Chelsea. The Belgian playmaker has earned a reputation as one of the Premier League’s top stars since his arrival in England from French side Lille back...
Sport Review - Wed Oct 11 11:45 PM
Jamie Carragher has heaped praise on Marcos Alonso following his strong start to life in the Premier League with Chelsea. The full-back arrived at Stamford Bridge in last summer’s transfer window and he played a key role in helping Chelsea win the Premier League title in Antonio Conte’s first cam...
Sport Review - Wed Oct 11 7:30 AM
Pedro Rodriguez looked to be in good spirits as he shared a flight with Nacho Monreal and Cesar Azpilicueta back to London on Monday night. The Chelsea star was on Spain duty with his team-mate Azpilicueta in the international break and looked to be in a good mood as he joined his Arsenal rival f...
Sport Review - Wed Oct 11 5:10 AM
Eden Hazard has admitted that he expects to miss some games for Chelsea as the number 10 continues his comeback from an ankle problem. The Blues forward scored 13 times in the Premier League last season to help Chelsea win the title with two games to spare ahead of bitter London rivals Tottenham...
Sport Review - Wed Oct 11 12:30 AM
Ray Wilkins has admitted that he is still annoyed about Chelsea’s decision to sell Nemanja Matic to Manchester United in the summer transfer window. Antonio Conte opted to let the Serbian midfielder leave Stamford Bridge and sign for Chelsea’s Premier League rivals in the summer as the Blues brou...
Sport Review - Tue Oct 10 11:45 PM
Stan Collymore believes that Manchester United are following Chelsea’s lead with their Premier League tactics this season. The Red Devils have been in fine form so far this season in what is Jose Mourinho’s second campaign in charge at Old Trafford. Manchester United have won six of their opening...
Sport Review - Tue Oct 10 9:45 AM
N’Golo Kante has described winning the PFA player of the year award as a “special moment” for the Chelsea midfielder. The Blues signed the France international in a £30m deal from Leicester City in the 2016 summer transfer window after Kante helped the Foxes to win the Premier League title in 201...
Sport Review - Tue Oct 10 9:00 AM
N’Golo Kante has revealed that he relished the challenge of playing in a more advanced midfield role in Chelsea’s 2-1 win at Atletico Madrid last month. The west London side produced arguably the best performance from any Premier League team in this season’s Champions League competition in the Sp...
Sport Review - Tue Oct 10 8:15 AM
Chelsea will be without Alvaro Morata for Saturday’s short trip to Crystal Palace, according to reports. The Daily Express is reporting that the defending Premier League champions won’t be able to call upon their summer signing’s services for the London derby at Selhurst Park. Morata suffered a h...
Sport Review - Tue Oct 10 8:01 AM
Graeme Le Saux believes that Eden Hazard has a stronger relationship with Antonio Conte than he did with Jose Mourinho at Chelsea. The Belgian playmaker was a key player for Chelsea last season as he helped the Blues with the Premier League in Conte’s first campaign in charge at Stamford Bridge....
Sport Review - Tue Oct 10 7:15 AM
Alvaro Morata and his wife Alice Campello shared a kiss on Sunday evening as the couple get used to life in London following the striker’s transfer to Chelsea. Morata signed for the Blues from Real Madrid back in July as Antonio Conte moved quickly to bolster his attacking options at Stamford Bri...
Sport Review - Tue Oct 10 6:25 AM
Andrea Pirlo remained coy when asked if he could be set to join Antonio Conte in a coaching role at Chelsea. The 38-year-old midfielder has announced his decision to hang up his boots and he will play his last game for New York City at the end of the MLS season. Pirlo is then set … The post And...
Sport Review - Tue Oct 10 6:15 AM
Tiemoue Bakayoko has given his social media followers a glimpse of his impressive physique ahead of Saturday’s trip to Crystal Palace. The France international moved to the defending Premier League champions in the summer transfer window in a £40m deal from Ligue 1 title holders AS Monaco. Bakayo...
Sport Review - Tue Oct 10 6:00 AM
N’Golo Kante is set to return to Chelsea from France duty on Tuesday to be assessed by the club’s medical staff following a suspected hamstring injury, according to reports. Sky Sports are reporting that the France international suffered the problem during his national team’s 1-0 win against Bulg...
Sport Review - Tue Oct 10 12:00 AM
Andrea Pirlo has heaped praise on Antonio Conte, describing the Chelsea boss as one of the best managers in modern football. The Chelsea boss earned plenty of praise for his impressive impact at Stamford Bridge after guiding the west London club to the Premier League title in his first campaign i...
Sport Review - Mon Oct 9 11:30 PM
Graeme Le Saux has warned that Virgil van Dijk would not be an automatic starter in the first team if he were to sign for Chelsea from Southampton. The centre-half was heavily linked with a move away from St Mary’s during the summer transfer window and he was touted as a target for the likes … ...
Sport Review - Mon Oct 9 9:15 AM
Antonio Conte will find a way to get Chelsea back involved in the title race, Pat Nevin has claimed. The defending Premier League champions were thoroughly outplayed at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening as Manchester City eased to a 1-0 win against the Blues at Stamford Bridge. Belgium midfield...
Sport Review - Mon Oct 9 8:30 AM
Alvaro Morata has taken to social media to dedicate a romantic message to his wife Alice Campello as the Chelsea striker bids to get back fit as soon as possible. Morata is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury picked up during the first half of Chelsea’s disappointing 1-0 loss to Crystal P...
Sport Review - Mon Oct 9 7:15 AM
Kevin Keegan has claimed that Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City are “not great” defensively and says that Liverpool have been unfairly criticised this season. Jurgen Klopp’s teams have been widely questioned for their shaky displays at the back this season, with the Reds having conce...
Sport Review - Mon Oct 9 6:45 AM
Alvaro Morata looked to be in good spirits as he posed for a picture with his Spain and Chelsea team-mate Cesc Fabregas while enjoying some sushi out in London on Saturday night. Morata is currently working on his fitness levels after having picked up a hamstring injury during the 1-0 loss to Man...
Sport Review - Mon Oct 9 6:10 AM
David Luiz is a top-class defender when he does the simple things right for Chelsea, Danny Mills has claimed. The Brazil international has endured a tough start to the 2017-18 season despite being a revelation in the Premier League last term. Luiz returned to Chelsea in a £32m deal from Ligue 1 g...
Sport Review - Mon Oct 9 5:30 AM
Jermaine Jenas is confident Chelsea fans will grow to love Alvaro Morata despite the summer signing lacking some of Diego Costa’s qualities. The Spain international was signed in a £58m deal from La Liga giants Real Madrid in the summer transfer window. Morata has scored six times in seven games...
Sport Review - Mon Oct 9 5:10 AM
Pat Nevin insists Michy Batshuayi isn’t ready to replace Alvaro Morata in the Chelsea team. The Spain international moved to Chelsea in a £58m deal from La Liga giants Real Madrid in the summer transfer window. Morata has already scored six times in seven games in the Premier League but the 24-ye...
Sport Review - Mon Oct 9 4:50 AM
Didier Deschamps has confirmed that Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has picked up a thigh injury and will definitely miss France’s clash against Belarus on Tuesday. The Chelsea midfielder suffered the problem in the first half of France’s clash with Bulgaria on Saturday night and had to be replac...
Sport Review - Mon Oct 9 12:30 AM
Claude Makelele believes that Tiemoue Bakayoko will help to bring out the best in N’Golo Kante for Chelsea in the coming seasons. Bakayoko joined Chelsea from French side Monaco back in the summer transfer window as Antonio Conte moved to bring him to the west London club after he sanctioned the...
Sport Review - Mon Oct 9 12:00 AM
Claude Makelele has heaped praise on N’Golo Kante following his brilliant form since joining Chelsea from Leicester City. The French midfielder burst onto the scene at Leicester and earned huge amounts of praise as he helped the Foxes to win the Premier League title in the 2015-16 campaign. Kante...
Sport Review - Sun Oct 8 11:30 PM
Claude Makelele has admitted that he has been hugely impressed by Tiemoue Bakayoko’s improvements in recent years before signing for Chelsea. The midfielder joined the west London club from French side Monaco back in the summer transfer window after Antonio Conte opted to sell Nemanja Matic to Ma...
Sport Review - Sun Oct 8 10:15 AM
Pat Nevin has admitted that Manchester City are miles ahead of Chelsea at the moment. The Blues suffered a 1-0 loss to the Citizens at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Saturday evening. While the scoreline suggests the title rivals played out a close-fought game, Manchester City were by f...
Sport Review - Sun Oct 8 10:00 AM
Antonio Conte was not happy about Chelsea’s efforts to sign Fernando Llorente from Swansea City in the summer transfer window, according to reports in the British media. The Times is reporting that Conte was not at all pleased after Chelsea made only a £5m bid to try and sign Llorente from Swanse...
Sport Review - Sun Oct 8 9:45 AM
Tiemoue Bakayoko looked to be in good spirits as he put his feet up and enjoyed some downtime during the international break. The midfielder has been getting used to life at Chelsea following his summer transfer to the club from Monaco. Bakayoko has been a regular fixture in the Chelsea team sinc...
Sport Review - Sun Oct 8 6:45 AM
Thibaut Courtois has made it clear that he wants to join Real Madrid from Chelsea, according to reports in Spain. Spanish newspaper Marca is reporting that Chelsea’s board are fully aware that Courtois wants to sign for the Spanish giants, with his current contract due to expire in the summer of...
Sport Review - Sun Oct 8 6:25 AM
Paul Merson believes that Chelsea could end up coming short in the Premier League because of the distraction of Champions League football this season. The Blues have made something of a stuttering start to the new Premier League campaign, and they currently find themselves in fourth place and six...
Sport Review - Sun Oct 8 5:22 AM
Ian Wright has admitted that he would like to have played against Chelsea defender David Luiz. The Brazil international returned to Chelsea from Paris Saint-Germain in a £50m deal in the 2016 summer transfer window. Luiz’s move back to the west London side was greeted with surprise but Antonio Co...
Sport Review - Sun Oct 8 12:15 AM
Paul Merson has warned Chelsea that they could be in big trouble if Alvaro Morata’s hamstring injury keeps him out of action for more than five games. The Spanish striker is currently working on his fitness levels at the west London club’s training base at Cobham as he bids to recover as quickly...
Sport Review - Sat Oct 7 11:45 PM
Jermaine Jenas has warned Chelsea that losing Diego Costa will be a huge miss for the west London club this season. The Spanish striker opted to leave Stamford Bridge to return to Atletico Madrid last month after he was deemed to be surplus to requirements by Antonio Conte at the west London club...
Sport Review - Sat Oct 7 4:46 PM
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 Oct 7 9:45 AM
Alvaro Morata looked to be keeping himself in good spirits despite his injury setback as he posed for a picture with his wife during some downtime in London. The Chelsea striker is currently trying to work his way back to full fitness for Antonio Conte’s side after he was forced off during the fi...
Sport Review - Sat Oct 7 9:15 AM
John Terry has congratulated Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane on scoring the winning goal to send England to the World Cup. The Spurs forward continued his impressive goal record with England’s late winner against Slovenia to secure a place at Russia 2018 next summer. Kane has now scored 14 t...
Sport Review - Sat Oct 7 7:30 AM
Chelsea are willing to shell out a transfer fee of £70m to try and sign Alex Sandro from Juventus in the January transfer window, according to reports in Spain. Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo, as quoted by the Daily Star, is claiming that the west London side are ready to shell out a significa...
Sport Review - Sat Oct 7 7:15 AM
Lucas Moura has been advised to sign for Arsenal from Paris Saint-Germain in the January transfer window by former Chelsea star Alex. The Brazilian winger has found his playing time at PSG limited so far this season, with the 25-year-old having only made two substitute appearances for the French...
Sport Review - Sat Oct 7 7:00 AM
Thibaut Courtois wants to increase his salary at Chelsea to £200, 000 a week as he ponders signing a new deal with the west London club, according to reports in the British media. Website Goal is claiming that Courtois’ contract situation is one of Chelsea’s financial priorities as the Blues look...
Sport Review - Sat Oct 7 6:35 AM
Alvaro Morata is clearly determined to do what he can to prove his fitness for Chelsea’s clash with Crystal Palace next weekend. The 24-year-old striker is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury he picked up during the first half of Chelsea’s 1-0 loss to Manchester City in the Premier League...
Sport Review - Sat Oct 7 5:40 AM
Claude Makelele has praised Chelsea signing Alvaro Morata for adapting to the Premier League. The Spain international completed a £58m move to Chelsea from La Liga giants Real Madrid in the summer transfer window to improve their attacking options. Morata has been drafted in to replace Diego Cost...
Sport Review - Sat Oct 7 5:00 AM
Eden Hazard would have moved to Real Madrid in the summer if the Chelsea forward didn’t break his ankle, according to Belgian journalist Kristof Terreur. The 26-year-old forward broke his right ankle during national team training at the end of the 2016-17 season to rule Hazard out of the start of...
Sport Review - Sat Oct 7 4:50 AM
Michy Batshuayi is not good enough to lead the line for Chelsea in Alvaro Morata’s absence, according to Ray Wilkins. Morata is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury picked up during the first half of Chelsea’s 1-0 loss to Manchester City in the Premier League last weekend. It remains to be...
Sport Review - Sat Oct 7 12:15 AM
Jose Mourinho has insisted that he is a “much better” coach at Manchester United than he ever was at Chelsea because he has become more mature. The Portuguese coach was appointed as Manchester United’s new manager back in the summer of 2016 after he was sacked by Chelsea in December 2015 followin...
Sport Review - Sat Oct 7 12:00 AM
Claude Makelele is backing Alvaro Morata to be a big success at Chelsea this season and beyond. The Spanish striker signed for the west London club from Real Madrid back in July as Antonio Conte moved quickly to bolster his attacking options during the off-season. Morata has been in superb form f...
Sport Review - Fri Oct 6 6:13 PM
Danny Higginbotham has heaped praise on Alvaro Morata following his strong start to his first season at Chelsea. The Spanish forward has made a brilliant start to his first campaign at Stamford Bridge since his transfer to the club from Real Madrid back in July. Morata has scored six goals and ma...
Sport Review - Fri Oct 6 10:24 AM
Chelsea will make a £60m bid to sign Alex Sandro from Juventus in the January transfer window, according to reports in the British media. The Daily Mail is reporting that the west London club are preparing to make a new offer for the Juventus left-back after having been heavily linked with a bid...
Sport Review - Fri Oct 6 10:15 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 Oct 6 9:30 AM
Chelsea and Liverpool are among the clubs interested in signing Javier Pastore from Paris Saint-Germain, according to reports in Spain. Spanish website El Gol Digital, as quoted by talkSPORT, is reporting that both of the Premier League clubs are long-term admirers of the 28-year-old. The same re...
Sport Review - Fri Oct 6 8:15 AM
Pat Nevin has admitted that there is a real possibility Antonio Conte could leave Chelsea given the Blues’ high turnover of managers under Roman Abramovich. The Chelsea boss led the west London side to the Premier League title with two games to spare in the Italian’s first season in the English t...
Sport Review - Fri Oct 6 7:45 AM
Michy Batshuayi has insisted that he was not frustrated that Antonio Conte did not bring him on to replace Alvaro Morata during Chelsea’s 1-0 loss to Manchester City last weekend. Morata pulled up with a hamstring strain midway through the first half at Stamford Bridge but Conte opted instead to...
Sport Review - Fri Oct 6 7:15 AM
Ray Wilkins has admitted that Nemanja Matic has been a “revelation” at Manchester United and he still cannot understand why Chelsea opted to sell him. Chelsea made the surprising decision to let Matic leave Stamford Bridge and sign for their Premier League rivals back in August, after Antonio Con...
Sport Review - Fri Oct 6 7:00 AM
Oscar believes that Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City will be the main contenders for the Premier League title this season. The two Manchester clubs have started the season the strongest and Manchester City are currently top of the table, level on points with second-placed Manchester...
Sport Review - Fri Oct 6 6:25 AM
Ray Wilkins has admitted that Chelsea were “battered” by Manchester City during the Citizens’ 1-0 victory over the Blues at Stamford Bridge last weekend. Antonio Conte’s men were thoroughly outplayed for most of the game at Stamford Bridge as Kevin De Bruyne hit the second-half winner for Pep Gua...
Sport Review - Fri Oct 6 6:10 AM
Pat Nevin insists he isn’t worried about Antonio Conte’s future at Chelsea despite reports linking the Italian coach with a return to Serie A. The Blues boss has endured a tricky start to the 2017-18 season following a return of four victories from their opening seven games in the Premier League....
Sport Review - Fri Oct 6 5:30 AM
Michy Batshuayi insists he is happy to stay at Chelsea after the Belgian forward revealed Eden Hazard told him to remain at Stamford Bridge. The 23-year-old striker is set to be drafted into the Chelsea team following Alvaro Morata’s hamstring problem. The Spanish striker was forced off in the fi...
Sport Review - Fri Oct 6 4:40 AM
Chelsea will rival Tottenham for the signature of Everton midfielder Ross Barkley in the January transfer window, according to reports in the British media. The Daily Mirror is reporting that both of the London clubs will try and sign the midfielder from the Toffees in the winter transfer window....
Sport Review - Fri Oct 6 12:00 AM
Oscar has admitted that he would love to return to the Premier League to play for Chelsea in the future. The Brazilian playmaker left Stamford Bridge to sign for Chinese Super League outfit Shanghai SIPG last winter after enjoying some successful seasons in the Premier League. Oscar won two Premi...