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Sport Review - Sun Jan 14 11:30 PM
Antonio Conte has insisted that Chelsea FC’s lack of goals in recent games is not just down to Alvaro Morata’s finishing. The west London side stuttered to their third goalless draw in a row on Saturday afternoon when they were held to a stalemate by Leicester City at Stamford Bridge in the Premi...
Sport Review - Sun Jan 14 8:45 AM
Pat Nevin has poured cold water on the suggestion Chelsea could re-sign Daniel Sturridge. The England international has fallen down the pecking order at Liverpool FC due to persistent injury problems over the past three or four seasons. Sturridge hasn’t been able to stay injury-free since Jurgen...
Sport Review - Sun Jan 14 7:15 AM
Antonio Conte has admitted that he is a huge admirer of Jamie Vardy amid reports that Chelsea could be interested in signing the Leicester City striker – but said he is not a target for the Blues. The Leicester City forward is widely considered to be one of the finest attacking talents in the Pre...
Sport Review - Sun Jan 14 7:01 AM
Antonio Conte has admitted that he would love to see Chelsea complete a move to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal this month. The 29-year-old’s future has been a relentless source of speculation in recent months after both he and Mesut Ozil entered into the final few weeks of their contracts at Th...
Sport Review - Sun Jan 14 6:25 AM
Antonio Conte has told Chelsea FC fans that he is not concerned about Alvaro Morata’s recent goal drought for the Blues. Morata was one of six summer signings at Stamford Bridge last year as Conte brought the Spanish striker to Stamford Bridge from Real Madrid. The 25-year-old has made a solid st...
Sport Review - Sun Jan 14 6:10 AM
Dennis Wise has urged Chelsea boss Antonio Conte to avoid the temptation to panic buy in the January transfer window. The Blues manager has been linked with a number of players this month given his frustration at missing out on some top targets in the summer. Chelsea were unable to get a deal ove...
Sport Review - Sun Jan 14 4:40 AM
Ross Barkley looks to be enjoying getting into the thick of things at Chelsea after his January transfer to the west London club from Everton. The 24-year-old became Chelsea’s first signing of the January transfer window last week when the Blues completed a deal to land the England international...
Sport Review - Sun Jan 14 12:15 AM
Antonio Conte has hinted that Ross Barkley could make his first appearance for Chelsea FC in the FA Cup third round replay against Norwich City on Wednesday night. The midfielder became Chelsea’s first signing of the January transfer window earlier this month when he put pen to paper on a five-an...
Sport Review - Sat Jan 13 11:45 PM
Antonio Rudiger has insisted that Alvaro Morata has the full support of the Chelsea FC squad despite his dip in form in recent weeks. The Spanish striker has been getting used to life at Stamford Bridge since signing for the west London side from Real Madrid in the summer transfer window. Morata...
Sport Review - Sat Jan 13 5:31 PM
Gary Lineker has taken to social media to claim that Leicester City “battered” Chelsea in the first half of their 0-0 draw in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. The Blues and the Foxes played out a goalless draw in west London as neither team were able to break the deadlock after...
Sport Review - Sat Jan 13 10:45 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 Jan 13 10:15 AM
Ian Wright has questioned why Chelsea haven’t given Antonio Conte the funds to sign Arturo Vidal, Virgil van Dijk or Robert Lewandowski. The Premier League champions were linked with a potential move to sign Van Dijk from Southampton in the lead up to the January transfer window. However, Liverpo...
Sport Review - Sat Jan 13 9:00 AM
Riyad Mahrez won’t consider a move to Arsenal given the north London club’s dramatic regression, according to former Chelsea midfielder Dennis Wise. The Algeria international has been a long-term target for the Gunners since Mahrez helped Leicester City to win the Premier League title in 2014-15....
Sport Review - Sat Jan 13 5:50 AM
Chelsea and Manchester United are monitoring Gremio midfielder Arthur in the January transfer window, according to reports in England. The Daily Mail is reporting that the 21-year-old is a target for the Premier League duo, while the South American is also on the radar of Arsenal and Manchester C...
Sport Review - Sat Jan 13 5:47 AM
Dennis Wise has named Sergio Aguero, Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy as three Premier League strikers who could improve the Chelsea team in January. The defending Premier League champions are in the market to sign a new striker to add more depth to their squad and take the pressure off summer signing...
Sport Review - Sat Jan 13 5:40 AM
Eden Hazard has backed Philippe Coutinho’s decision to move to Barcelona from Liverpool FC. The Brazil international completed a reported £142m move to the Spanish club last week to end speculation surrounding his long-term future at the Anfield outfit. Coutinho scored 12 goals and made eight ass...
Sport Review - Sat Jan 13 4:40 AM
Eden Hazard has suggested that he’s decided to commit his future to Chelsea and sign a new contract with the west London side. The 27-year-old is widely considered to be one of the Premier League’s top attacking talents and has won the title twice with the Blues since his move to Stamford Bridge...
Sport Review - Sat Jan 13 12:00 AM
Mark Lawrenson is backing Chelsea to return to winning ways in the Premier League by beating Leicester City 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon. The Blues head into the game on the back of their thrilling 2-2 draw with Arsenal in the top flight last week as Arsene Wenger’s men managed to...
Sport Review - Fri Jan 12 11:30 PM
Matt Le Tissier believes that Michy Batshuayi is not quite at the level needed to succeed at Chelsea. The Belgian striker joined the Blues back in the summer of 2016 as one of Antonio Conte’s first signings since the Italian’s appointment at Stamford Bridge that summer. However, the 24-year-old h...
Sport Review - Fri Jan 12 9:30 AM
Ross Barkley has the potential to develop into an “outstanding” player at Chelsea under Antonio Conte, according to Liam Rosenior. The 24-year-old signed for the Blues last Friday as he became the west London club’s first acquisition of the January transfer window. Barkley has penned a five-and-a...
Sport Review - Fri Jan 12 7:45 AM
Willian has told Antonio Conte that he feels his performances have been improving significantly since being handed a more regular run in the Chelsea team. The Brazilian attacker is widely regarded as one of the Premier League’s finest attacking talents but he has found his playing time to be some...
Sport Review - Fri Jan 12 7:15 AM
Jamie Redknapp has lavished praise on Cesc Fabregas and has described the Chelsea midfielder as the “brain” in the Blues squad. The Spanish midfielder has been in good form for the Blues in recent months and has been earning plenty of praise for his performances for Antonio Conte’s men. The 30-ye...
Sport Review - Fri Jan 12 6:45 AM
Thierry Henry has warned Arsenal that they are set for a very difficult clash when they host Chelsea in the return leg of their League Cup semi-final clash later this month. The two sides played out a goalless draw in the first leg of their last-four clash at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night as...
Sport Review - Fri Jan 12 6:15 AM
Paul Merson is predicting that Chelsea will edge to a 2-0 win over Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon. The defending Premier League champions produced a disappointing performance in a goalless draw with Arsenal in the first leg of their League Cup semi-final clash at Stamford...
Sport Review - Fri Jan 12 5:30 AM
Michael Owen believes Chelsea will beat Leicester City to return to winning ways at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening. The defending Premier League champions played out a frustrated 2-2 draw with Arsenal in the Premier League at the Emirates Stadium last time out. Chelsea were in action on Wedn...
Sport Review - Fri Jan 12 12:15 AM
Thierry Henry has claimed that Eden Hazard is now looking happier than ever in a Chelsea shirt – and that’s the main reason behind his fine form. The 27-year-old has been earning plenty of praise for his performances for the west London side this season and has been one of Chelsea’s standout play...
Sport Review - Thu Jan 11 11:45 PM
Antonio Conte has insisted that his decision to bring Eden Hazard off in Chelsea’s League Cup clash with Arsenal on Wednesday night was purely tactical. The Belgian playmaker had started the game and had earned plenty of praise for his strong display against the north London side in the first leg...
Sport Review - Thu Jan 11 11:30 PM
Arsene Wenger hinted that he could be ready to bring in a new midfielder in the January transfer window after Arsenal’s goalless draw with Chelsea on Wednesday night. Wenger watched his side play out a stalemate against their bitter London rivals at Stamford Bridge as the first leg of their Leagu...
Sport Review - Thu Jan 11 10:15 AM
Kevin Kilbane has pinpointed Ross Barkley’s decision-making as the Chelsea signing’s one big flaw. The defending Premier League champions signed the England international in a bargain £15m deal from Premier League rivals Everton last week. Barkley arrives at Chelsea with a point to prove after al...
Sport Review - Thu Jan 11 9:30 AM
Pat Nevin has warned Ross Barkley that he has his work cut out in trying to break into the Chelsea FC team this season. The 24-year-old midfielder became the west London side’s first signing of the January transfer window last week when he joined the Blues from Everton on a long-term contract. Ba...
Sport Review - Thu Jan 11 9:00 AM
Tony Gale doesn’t believe Chelsea will regret not signing Liverpool FC defender Virgil van Dijk. The defending Premier League champions were linked with a potential move to sign the Netherlands international over the past six months or so. Southampton refused to sell the 26-year-old in the summer...
Sport Review - Thu Jan 11 7:45 AM
Antonio Conte has insisted that Eden Hazard is “very happy” at Chelsea FC as he played down speculation about the Belgian’s long-term future. The Belgian playmaker is widely regarded as one of the finest attacking players in the Premier League and has become Chelsea’s main man in recent years. Th...
Sport Review - Thu Jan 11 7:31 AM
Antonio Conte says that he is fully expecting to see Alexis Sanchez stay at Arsenal beyond the January transfer window. The Chile international’s future has been a source of relentless speculation in recent months after he entered into the final stages of his contract at The Emirates. Sanchez was...
Sport Review - Thu Jan 11 6:45 AM
Antonio Conte has hinted that Ross Barkley could be in line to make his debut for Chelsea in the coming weeks. The 24-year-old midfielder became the west London side’s first signing of the January transfer window last week when Chelsea completed a move to land him from Everton on a long-term cont...
Sport Review - Thu Jan 11 6:25 AM
Antonio Conte remained coy when quizzed about the speculation linking Chelsea with a move to sign Andy Carroll from West Ham in the January transfer window. The Blues have been heavily linked with a number of players this month as Conte considers bolstering his squad in the mid-season transfer wi...
Sport Review - Thu Jan 11 6:11 AM
Thierry Henry has praised Jack Wilshere for his impressive performance in Arsenal’s 0-0 draw at Chelsea before the Gunners skipper was forced off the pitch with a sprained ankle. Arsene Wenger handed Wilshere the captain’s armband for the short trip across the English capital to take on the defen...
Sport Review - Thu Jan 11 5:50 AM
Pat Nevin has hinted that Chelsea could double their money on Ross Barkley and opt to sell the England midfielder in 12 months or so. The defending Premier League champions signed Barkley in a cut-price £15m deal from Merseyside club Everton at the weekend. Chelsea were initially linked with a £3...
Sport Review - Thu Jan 11 5:25 AM
Jamie Redknapp lavished praise on Jack Wilshere for his fine first-half performance in Arsenal’s goalless draw with Chelsea in the first leg of their League Cup semi-final clash on Wednesday night. The midfielder was handed the captain’s armband for the north London side and produced a strong per...
Sport Review - Thu Jan 11 5:20 AM
Steve McClaren believes Antonio Conte can transform Ross Barkley in a top player at Chelsea. The Blues completed a cut-price £15m deal to sign the England international from Premier League rivals Everton last week. Barkley has signed a four-and-a-half-year deal with the title holders as the attac...
Sport Review - Thu Jan 11 5:10 AM
Arturo Vidal has appeared to pour cold water on talk of the Bayern Munich midfielder moving to Chelsea in the January transfer window. The Chile international has been linked with Chelsea on a frequent basis since his former Juventus boss Antonio Conte took over the reins at Stamford Bridge in 20...
Sport Review - Thu Jan 11 4:51 AM
Antonio Conte has revealed that Chelsea missed out on the signing of Virgil van Dijk because they were not willing to pay over the odds for the defender after he signed for Liverpool FC last week. The Netherlands international joined Liverpool FC from Southampton on new year’s day after having be...
Sport Review - Thu Jan 11 4:45 AM
Ross Barkley appeared to be in good shape as he continued training at Cobham this week following his transfer to Chelsea FC from Everton. The 24-year-old England midfielder became the Blues’ first signing of the January transfer window on Friday when the west London side completed a deal to land...
Sport Review - Thu Jan 11 12:30 AM
Pat Nevin has admitted his concern about Chelsea’s signing of Ross Barkley from Everton in the January transfer window. The Blues completed a deal to land the 24-year-old midfielder last week after he was heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge in the summer months. Barkley has signed a fiv...
Sport Review - Thu Jan 11 12:00 AM
Antonio Conte has insisted that he has been pleased with Michy Batshuayi’s commitment this season despite the striker’s lack of playing time at Chelsea. The Belgian forward was one of Conte’s first signings following his appointment at Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2016 as the Blues landed him...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 10 10:24 PM
Arsene Wenger has revealed that Jack Wilshere suffered an ankle strain during the second half of Arsenal’s goalless stalemate with Chelsea in the League Cup semi-final on Wednesday night. The Gunners midfielder was handed the captain’s armband for the short trip across the English capital to face...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 10 10:00 AM
Andreas Christensen’s immense potential warranted a new deal at Chelsea, according to club director Marina Granovskaia. The Blues defender has put pen to paper on a new four-and-half-year contract with the defending Premier League champions following his impressive start to the new campaign. Chri...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 10 7:15 AM
Charlie Nicholas is tipping Alvaro Morata to score twice for Chelsea in the first leg of their League Cup semi-final clash against Arsenal on Wednesday night. The Blues head into the game looking to get back to winning ways after the disappointment of their goalless draw with Norwich in the third...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 10 6:45 AM
Charlie Nicholas is expecting to see Chelsea claim a 3-1 victory over Arsenal in the first leg of their League Cup semi-final tie at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night. The Gunners head into the game looking to bounce back to winning ways following the disappointment of their shock FA Cup third-r...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 10 6:25 AM
Chelsea are struggling to reach an agreement on price with Juventus for the transfer of Alex Sandro this month, according to reports in the British media. The Daily Telegraph is reporting that the Blues’ move to land the 26-year-old full back is “stalling” because of the Italian club’s asking pri...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 10 5:10 AM
Andreas Christensen has expressed his delight at signing a new long-term deal at Chelsea. The Chelsea defender has signed a four-and-a-half deal with the defending Premier League champions on Tuesday evening. The Danish starlet has impressed in the Chelsea team in the 2017-18 Premier League seaso...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 10 4:50 AM
Arsene Wenger says he is expecting an “attractive” game of football when Arsenal take on Chelsea in the first leg of their League Cup semi-final clash at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night. The Gunners head into the game on the back of their thrilling 2-2 draw with the Blues at The Emirates in th...
Sport Review - Tue Jan 9 11:45 PM
Mike Phelan believes that Chelsea need to bring in a new striker in the January transfer window. The Blues are bound to be linked with a host of players in the coming weeks as the mid-season window gives Antonio Conte the chance to bolster his squad at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea have already made t...
Sport Review - Tue Jan 9 10:15 AM
Gary Cahill has revealed his excitement at Chelsea’s signing of Ross Barkley as their first move of the January transfer window. The Blues confirmed the capture of the 24-year-old England midfielder on Friday after having been heavily linked with a move to sign him in the summer. Barkley has sign...
Sport Review - Tue Jan 9 9:00 AM
Manchester United have a clear path in their pursuit of Juventus left-back Alex Sandro after Chelsea ended their interest in the Brazilian, according to reports in Italy. Italian website Calciomercato, as quoted by The Sun, is reporting that the defending Premier League champions have decided to...
Sport Review - Tue Jan 9 8:30 AM
West Ham manager David Moyes is unaware of Chelsea’s purported interest in England international Andy Carrol, according to reporter Bryan Swanson. The injury-prone striker has emerged as a surprise target for the defending Premier League champions in the January transfer window given the 29-year-...
Sport Review - Tue Jan 9 7:30 AM
Antonio Conte has insisted that he was pleased with the performance of Kenedy during Chelsea’s goalless draw at Norwich in the FA Cup third round on Saturday. The Brazilian has struggled to hold down a regular place in the Chelsea team in recent months and he is yet to make a single appearance in...
Sport Review - Tue Jan 9 7:00 AM
Chelsea could make a move to try and re-sign Thorgan Hazard from Borussia Monchengladbach, according to reports in Germany. German newspaper Bild, as quoted by Metro, is reporting that the Blues are expressing a “strong” interest in trying to bring Hazard back to Stamford Bridge. The 24-year-old,...
Sport Review - Tue Jan 9 6:35 AM
Frank Lampard believes that Willian is one of the finest attacking players in the Premier League and has suggested that he should be given more playing time by Antonio Conte at Chelsea. The Brazilian was Chelsea’s standout performer on an otherwise disappointing afternoon for the west London side...
Sport Review - Tue Jan 9 6:15 AM
Arsene Wenger has warned his Arsenal squad that the Gunners have to “turn up” against bitter rivals Chelsea in the first leg of their League Cup semi-final at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night. The north London side have a point to prove ahead of their trip to the defending Premier League champi...
Sport Review - Tue Jan 9 6:00 AM
Mike Phelan has questioned why Chelsea would consider signing injury-prone West Ham striker Andy Carroll in the January transfer window. The Blues are in the market to sign a new striker this month to provide cover for Alvaro Morata for the remainder of the 2017-18 season. Morata has scored 10 ti...
Sport Review - Tue Jan 9 5:35 AM
Gary Cahill has told Ross Barkley that he must be willing to learn if he wants to be a success at Chelsea. The 24-year-old midfielder became the west London side’s first signing of the January transfer window last week when the Blues completed the deal with Everton for a reported £15m. Barkley ha...
Sport Review - Tue Jan 9 5:10 AM
Ross Barkley has admitted that he will be counting on Gary Cahill to help the Chelsea signing adjust to life at Stamford Bridge. The defending Premier League champions completed a £15m deal to sign the England international last week to make the England international their first addition of the J...
Sport Review - Tue Jan 9 4:50 AM
Antonio Conte has told Ross Barkley that he wants to see the England midfielder score more goals following his transfer to Chelsea last week. The west London side confirmed the signing of the 24-year-old on a five-and-a-half year contract on Friday last week as Conte secured his first signing of...
Sport Review - Tue Jan 9 4:30 AM
Antonio Conte has admitted that he is not yet sure when Ross Barkley will be fit for Chelsea after his arrival at the club last week. Chelsea signed Barkley on a five-and-a-half year contract on Friday after agreeing a fee with Everton believed to be worth around £15m. Barkley has not featured fo...
Sport Review - Tue Jan 9 12:30 AM
Antonio Conte remained coy when asked about Chelsea’s remaining plans for the January transfer window. The Blues completed their first signing of the mid-season window on Friday when they completed a deal to land midfielder Ross Barkley from Everton. Barkley signed a five-and-a-half year contract...
Sport Review - Tue Jan 9 12:00 AM
Antonio Conte has warned Ross Barkley that he now needs to prove his fitness as he bids to break into the Chelsea team this season. The England midfielder became the Blues’ first signing of the January transfer window on Friday as the west London side completed a deal to land him from Everton bel...
Sport Review - Mon Jan 8 11:30 PM
Frank Lampard has admitted that Willian was the only Chelsea player who looked to be in good form during the Blues’ FA Cup draw with Norwich on Saturday night. The Blues were held to a frustrating goalless draw at Carrow Road as they failed to book their place in the fourth round and will now … ...
Sport Review - Mon Jan 8 10:45 AM
Andy Townsend has praised Antonio Conte for the way he has attacked the job at Chelsea. The Italian coach took over the reins at Stamford Bridge in 2016 after the Blues limped to a tenth-place finish in 2015-16. Conte signed seven players in his first transfer window at Chelsea to revamp the west...
Sport Review - Mon Jan 8 10:15 AM
Chelsea are prepared to make Thibaut Courtois the best paid goalkeeper in the world, according to Belgian reporter Kristof Terreur. The Belgium international is negotiating with the defending champions over a new deal with 18 months remaining on his current deal. Courtois is in a strong positions...
Sport Review - Mon Jan 8 9:45 AM
Chelsea are hoping that Eden Hazard will commit his future to Chelsea and sign a new contract worth £300, 000 a week, according to reports in the British media. The Daily Express is reporting that the Belgian playmaker has been locked in talks with the west London side about the possibility of si...
Sport Review - Mon Jan 8 8:30 AM
Eden Hazard is waiting for Chelsea to offer a new contract, but still dreams of a move to Real Madrid, Belgian reporter Kristof Terreur says. The Belgium international has been in eye-catching form this season to help Chelsea challenge for second place in the Premier League table. The Blues were...
Sport Review - Mon Jan 8 7:45 AM
Ross Barkley has praised Chelsea for their solid form in Antonio Conte’s second season in charge at the club. The Blues earned plenty of praise last term after they won the Premier League title in Conte’s first campaign at Stamford Bridge. However, the west London side did not have the distractio...
Sport Review - Mon Jan 8 7:15 AM
Chris Sutton has warned Antonio Conte that it is now up to him to get the best out of Ross Barkley at Chelsea. The Blues confirmed on Friday that they had agreed a deal to sign the 24-year-old midfielder from Everton for a fee reported to be worth around £15m. Chelsea were heavily linked with … ...
Sport Review - Mon Jan 8 6:35 AM
Steve McManaman has praised Chelsea for making the “bargain” signing of the month after completing a deal to bring Ross Barkley to the club from Everton. The Blues announced on Friday that they had concluded a deal to sign the 24-year-old midfielder from the Toffees for a fee believed to be in th...
Sport Review - Mon Jan 8 6:18 AM
Eden Hazard will leave Chelsea for Real Madrid in the summer, Mark Lawrenson has predicted. The defending Premier League champions have been in good form over the past few months but are 18 points adrift of leaders Manchester City. Belgian forward Hazard has scored five times and has made two ass...
Sport Review - Mon Jan 8 5:35 AM
Ross Barkley looked to be in good shape as he took part in his first training session at Chelsea since signing for the Blues from Everton on Friday. The England international became the west London side’s first signing of the January transfer window when he put pen to paper on a five-and-a-half y...
Sport Review - Mon Jan 8 4:55 AM
Eden Hazard has been making sure he will be looking sharp for Chelsea’s League Cup semi-final clash against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night by getting a fresh haircut. The Belgium international sat out Saturday’s frustrating goalless draw with Norwich City in the third round of the...
Sport Review - Mon Jan 8 4:30 AM
Eden Hazard has joked that Thibaut Courtois must sign a new Chelsea contract before he commits his future to the west London club. The Belgian playmaker’s future has been a source of speculation in recent months and the 27-year-old has been linked with a big-money move to Real Madrid in the past....
Sport Review - Mon Jan 8 12:00 AM
Frank Lampard has warned Ross Barkley that it’s now time for him to step up and prove himself consistently following his transfer to Chelsea FC. The 24-year-old midfielder completed a £15m transfer to Stamford Bridge from Everton on Friday as the west London side moved quickly to secure their fir...