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Sport Review - Sun Apr 15 6:01 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 - Sun Apr 15 9:50 AM
Antonio Conte has hinted that Olivier Giroud is close to replacing him as Chelsea FC’s first choice striker. Giroud came off the bench to inspire Chelsea FC to a 3-2 victory over Southampton at St Mary’s on Saturday after Morata had started up front for the Blues. Morata had failed to find the ne...
Sport Review - Sun Apr 15 8:04 AM
Eden Hazard has admitted that finishing outside the top four this season would be “not good” for Chelsea FC. The Blues have struggled to produce consistent form in the Premier League this term under Antonio Conte to leave their hopes of finishing in the top four in serious doubt. Chelsea FC are c...
Sport Review - Sun Apr 15 7:43 AM
Antonio Conte has deflected questions about his future at Chelsea FC by insisting that he is simply focused on helping the Blues enjoy a strong end to the season. The west London side have been struggling to produce consistent form in recent weeks and they currently find themselves in fifth place...
Sport Review - Sun Apr 15 6:46 AM
Antonio Conte has talked up the importance of Andreas Christensen for his Chelsea FC team. The Danish defender has broken into the first team at Stamford Bridge this season after having returned from a two-year loan spell at Borussia Monchengladbach in the summer last year. Christensen has earned...
Sport Review - Sun Apr 15 6:46 AM
Antonio Conte has admitted that Danny Drinkwater is having an “unlucky” first season at Chelsea FC following his move from Leicester City last summer. The England midfielder has endured something of a disappointing and frustrating start to his career at the west London club after having signed fr...
Sport Review - Sun Apr 15 5:12 AM
Chelsea FC are set to battle both Manchester United and Manchester City for the signature of Eder Militao from Sao Paulo, according to reports in the British media. The Daily Mirror, as quoted by The Sun, is reporting that the Blues are keen to try and bring the 20-year-old wonderkid to the Premi...
Sport Review - Sun Apr 15 4:43 AM
Pedro Rodriguez has taken to social media to celebrate Chelsea FC’s dramatic 3-2 comeback win over Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon. The Blues found themselves to be 2-0 after 60 minutes at St Mary’s but managed to fight back and get back into the game to claim a 3-2 win. S...
Sport Review - Sun Apr 15 12:36 AM
Eden Hazard has admitted that he is not happy with his recent form for Chelsea FC. It has been a difficult few weeks for the west London side, who have struggled to produce consistent performances under Antonio Conte in all competitions. Their stuttering form has caused them to be knocked out of...
Sport Review - Sat Apr 14 3:17 PM
Oliver Giroud has revealed that he told Eden Hazard to “keep believing” before he helped Chelsea FC to mount a dramatic 3-2 comeback at Southampton on Saturday. Chelsea FC found themselves 2-0 down after 60 minutes at St Mary’s in the Premier League clash as they looked to be heading towards anot...
Sport Review - Sat Apr 14 2:54 PM
Gary Lineker has taken to social media to react to Chelsea FC’s dramatic 3-2 win over Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday lunchtime. The Blues fell behind in the 21st minute at St Mary’s when Dusan Tadic gave the home side the lead. And Southampton doubled their lead on the hour-mark wh...
Sport Review - Sat Apr 14 12:31 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 Apr 14 8:55 AM
Manchester City have prioritised signing Chelsea FC star Eden Hazard in the summer transfer window, according to a report in England. The Citizens are still reeling from their 5-1 loss to Premier League rivals Liverpool FC in the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday night. Spanish media out...
Sport Review - Sat Apr 14 8:13 AM
Alvaro Morata has blamed his poor recent form for Chelsea FC on his back injury. The Spanish striker made a strong start to his Blues career after having signed for the west London side from Real Madrid in the summer transfer window last year. However, his form tailed off later in the season afte...
Sport Review - Sat Apr 14 7:22 AM
Chelsea FC have enquired about the possibility of appointing Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri as their next manager, according to reports in the British media. The Daily Mirror is claiming that the west London side have “sounded out” the 59-year-old about the possibility of him taking over from Antonio...
Sport Review - Sat Apr 14 6:53 AM
Chelsea FC chiefs are keen for Alvaro Morata to remain at the club beyond the summer transfer window despite the speculation about his future, according to reports in Italy. Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport, as quoted by website football.london, is reporting that Roman Abramovich and Marina...
Sport Review - Sat Apr 14 6:18 AM
Arsenal will battle it out with Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain for the signature of Kenedy this summer, according to a report in England. ESPN, as quoted by the Daily Mirror, is reporting that the Gunners are interested in signing the Brazilian midfielder, who is currently on loan at Newca...
Sport Review - Sat Apr 14 6:09 AM
Paul Merson is backing Chelsea FC to ease to a comfortable 3-1 win against Southampton in the Premier League at St Mary’s on Saturday. The Blues will make the trip to the south coast looking to secure their first Premier League win since a 2-1 win against Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on 10 M...
Sport Review - Sat Apr 14 5:07 AM
Tottenham Hotspur are aiming to beat the likes of Chelsea FC to the signature of Arthur Masuaku in the summer transfer window, according to reports in the British media. The Sun is reporting that Spurs are keen on signing the full-back in the summer window as Mauricio Pochettino looks to bolster...
Sport Review - Sat Apr 14 4:36 AM
Alvaro Morata has admitted that his first season at Chelsea FC has been something of a disappointment, but has vowed to help the Blues lift the FA Cup. The Blues have been in stuttering form in recent months and they have dramatically fallen out of the race for a top-four finish in the Premier Le...
Sport Review - Sat Apr 14 12:17 AM
Mark Lawrenson is fully expecting to see Chelsea FC miss out on a top-four finish this season. The Blues suffered yet another damaging blow to their hopes of finishing in the Champions League qualification spots last weekend when they were pegged back and held to a 1-1 draw by West Ham United at...
Sport Review - Fri Apr 13 11:41 PM
Mark Lawrenson is tipping Chelsea FC to drop yet more Premier League points and play out a 1-1 draw with Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday. The Blues have struggled to produce consistent form in the top flight in recent weeks and were pegged back and held to a frustrating 1-1 draw by...
Sport Review - Fri Apr 13 9:29 AM
Willian has warned Manchester City that Chelsea FC will bounce back in the Premier League next season. The Blues eased to the Premier League title in their first campaign under the management of Antonio Conte last term. Chelsea FC finished seven points ahead of their closest challengers Tottenham...
Sport Review - Fri Apr 13 9:04 AM
Martin Keown believes the sale of Diego Costa will ultimately cost Antonio Conte his Chelsea FC job. The Blues have struggled to retain their Premier League title this season despite the west London side winning the top-flight crown so convincingly in Conte’s first season in charge at Stamford Br...
Sport Review - Fri Apr 13 7:16 AM
Danny Drinkwater may consider a move away from Chelsea FC in the summer transfer window if he is not given assurances about his future at the club, according to reports in the British media. The Guardian is reporting that the midfielder is growing frustrated at his limited playing time at Stamfor...
Sport Review - Fri Apr 13 6:55 AM
Chelsea FC have opened talks with Nice over a deal to sign Jean Michael Seri, according to reports in France. French newspaper L’Equipe, as quoted by Metro, is reporting that the Blues are keen to try and bring the midfielder to Stamford Bridge in the summer transfer window. The same report says...
Sport Review - Fri Apr 13 6:04 AM
Willian insists he is happy at Chelsea FC despite being linked with a move to Manchester United this summer. The Brazil international has struggled to hold down a regular starting spot under Antonio Conte since the Italian’s appointment in 2016. Willian was in and out of the Chelsea FC starting X...
Sport Review - Fri Apr 13 5:33 AM
Michael Owen is backing Southampton to get a positive result against Chelsea FC at St Mary’s on Saturday afternoon. The defending Premier League champions played out a frustrating 1-1 draw with West Ham United at Stamford Bridge last weekend. Chelsea FC have lost five of their last eight Premier...
Sport Review - Thu Apr 12 10:44 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 - Thu Apr 12 8:46 AM
Manchester United are still interested in a potential deal to sign Gareth Bale or Willian in the summer transfer window, according to a report in England. The Daily Mail is reporting that Manchester United are keeping tabs on the Wales international given his uncertain future at Real Madrid. The...
Sport Review - Thu Apr 12 7:43 AM
Andreas Christensen looked to be in high spirits as he celebrated his birthday with his girlfriend Katrine Friis during some downtime away from Chelsea FC duty. The Danish defender turned 22 this week and relaxed with his girlfriend on Tuesday night as the couple enjoyed a meal out together. Chri...
Sport Review - Thu Apr 12 7:10 AM
Andreas Christensen says that he has benefitted hugely from his time spent on loan to Borussia Monchengladbach before breaking into the Chelsea FC first-team this season. The Danish defender spent two years on loan to the German club before returning to the west London club in the summer transfer...
Sport Review - Thu Apr 12 6:37 AM
Rio Ferdinand believes Liverpool FC star Mohamed Salah has ditched his efforts to be an entertainer in favour of being a player who decides game since leaving Chelsea FC. The Egypt international moved to Liverpool FC in a £39m deal from Serie A giants AS Roma in the 2017 summer transfer window. S...
Sport Review - Thu Apr 12 4:48 AM
Manchester United and Chelsea FC are among the clubs interested in signing Richarlison from Watford this summer, according to reports in the British media. Sky Sports is reporting that the Red Devils and the Blues, along with Everton, are all expressing an interest in signing the Brazilian attack...
Sport Review - Thu Apr 12 12:12 AM
Cesc Fabregas has admitted that Chelsea FC are already thinking about next season after their disappointing form this term. The Blues have struggled to produce consistent form under Antonio Conte this season after having won the Premier League title in the Italian manager’s first season in charge...
Sport Review - Wed Apr 11 8:32 AM
Chelsea FC would contemplate selling Alvaro Morata to Juventus in the summer, according to a report in the English media. The Telegraph, as quoted by Metro, is reporting that the Spain international could be offloaded less than 12 months after his big-money move to Stamford Bridge. Chelsea FC sig...
Sport Review - Wed Apr 11 7:33 AM
Nemanja Matic believes that Paul Pogba needs to step up as Manchester United’s main man. The French midfielder’s form has been a constant source of debate this season and he has been in and out of the starting line-up for the Red Devils in recent weeks. However, Pogba went some way towards silenc...
Sport Review - Wed Apr 11 7:33 AM
Eden Hazard has admitted that he and his Chelsea FC team-mates were left feeling “sad” after their draw with West Ham United in the Premier League on Sunday. The Blues took the lead thanks to Cesar Azpilicueta’s opener at Stamford Bridge but they were pegged back in the second half when Javier He...
Sport Review - Wed Apr 11 7:11 AM
Nemanja Matic believes that Chris Smalling was the star of the show in Manchester United’s comeback win over Manchester City on Saturday. The Red Devils defender scored the winning goal for Jose Mourinho’s men as they fought back from two goals down at half-time to claim the three points against...
Sport Review - Wed Apr 11 6:45 AM
Antonio Conte’s future at Chelsea FC has once again been thrown into the spotlight after the Blues’ 1-1 draw with West Ham United on Sunday, according to reports in the British media. The Daily Mail is reporting that the Blues are set to consider Conte’s position at Stamford Bridge once again aft...
Sport Review - Wed Apr 11 6:18 AM
Andreas Christensen admits he is grateful to Antonio Conte for giving the Chelsea FC starlet the chance to shine at Stamford Bridge. The Denmark international has tied down a regular starting spot for the defending Premier League champions in the 2017-18 season. Christensen managed to break in Co...
Sport Review - Wed Apr 11 5:53 AM
Chelsea FC want to recruit both Gareth Bale and Dani Ceballos in a potential swap deal that would see Eden Hazard move to Real Madrid this summer, according to a report in Spain. Spanish media outlet Don Balon, as quoted by the Daily Express, is reporting that the defending Premier League champio...
Sport Review - Wed Apr 11 5:05 AM
Paul Pogba can become the next Frank Lampard at Manchester United, Danny Murphy says. The France international answered his critics with a brilliant second-half performance in Manchester United’s 3-2 victory over Manchester City in Saturday evening’s derby. The Red Devils were trailing 2-0 at hal...
Sport Review - Wed Apr 11 4:51 AM
Garth Crooks singled out Cesar Azpilicueta for his brilliant leadership skills after Chelsea FC’s 1-1 draw with West Ham United in the Premier League on Sunday. The Blues defender scored for the west London side against the Hammers to give them the lead before they were pegged back in the second...
Sport Review - Wed Apr 11 4:51 AM
David Luiz has taken to social media to wish Andreas Christensen a happy birthday after the Chelsea FC defender turned 22 on Tuesday. The Danish defender has been earning plenty of praise for his strong performances in the Chelsea FC team since returning from a two-year loan spell with Borussia M...
Sport Review - Wed Apr 11 12:33 AM
Eden Hazard has admitted that Chelsea FC must make sure that they do everything in their power to end the season on a high. The Blues have struggled to produce consistent form in the top flight this season and they have been in particularly stuttering form in recent weeks. Chelsea FC slumped to a...
Sport Review - Wed Apr 11 12:03 AM
Eden Hazard has admitted that he and his Chelsea FC team-mates need to step their game up after their disappointing run of form. The Blues suffered another big blow to their hopes of finishing in the top four this season when they were pegged back and held to a 1-1 draw by West Ham United … The...
Sport Review - Tue Apr 10 10:14 AM
Antonio Conte is hoping that his Chelsea FC players went home disappointed following Sunday’s 1-1 draw with West Ham United. The defending Premier League champions missed out on the chance to close the gap on third-placed Liverpool FC following their goalless draw in the Merseyside derby on Satur...
Sport Review - Tue Apr 10 9:05 AM
Gary Cahill has conceded that Tottenham Hotspur are too far ahead of Chelsea FC to be caught in the race to finish in the top four. The Blues were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw with West Ham United in the London derby at the London Stadium in the Premier League on Sunday evening. Spanish … The...
Sport Review - Tue Apr 10 8:16 AM
Jamie Redknapp believes Chelsea FC will struggle to match their top-four rivals if Eden Hazard leaves Stamford Bridge this summer. The defending Premier League champions have been disappointing in their second season under Italian head coach Antonio Conte. Chelsea FC are in fifth place in the Pre...
Sport Review - Tue Apr 10 7:56 AM
Antonio Rudiger has told his Chelsea FC team-mates that they have no time to feel sorry for themselves after their disappointing 1-1 draw with West Ham United on Sunday. The Blues were pegged back and held to a 1-1 stalemate at Stamford Bridge as they suffered yet another damaging blow to their h...
Sport Review - Tue Apr 10 6:07 AM
Chelsea FC should look to sign Gareth Bale if Eden Hazard moves to Real Madrid this summer, Jamie Redknapp has claimed. The Belgium international has been linked with a potential switch to los Blancos ahead of the 2018 summer transfer window. Hazard has endured a frustrating season at the west Lo...
Sport Review - Tue Apr 10 12:37 AM
Cesar Azpilicueta has warned his Chelsea FC team-mates that winning the FA Cup will not paper over the cracks of a poor season. The Blues suffered another disappointing blow to their hopes of finishing in the top four on Sunday afternoon when they were pegged back and held to a 1-1 draw by West H...
Sport Review - Mon Apr 9 11:43 PM
Cesar Azpilicueta has admitted that Chelsea FC look like they are “further away than ever” from qualifying for the Champions League next season. The west London side suffered another disappointing blow to their hopes of securing a place in the top four this term when they were held to a frustrati...
Sport Review - Mon Apr 9 10:13 AM
Pat Nevin believes Chelsea FC supporters could relish an adventure in the Europa League next season. The defending Premier League champions lost 4-1 to Spanish giants FC Barcelona in the Champions League round of 16. The Blues have lost five of their last seven Premier League games to lose signif...
Sport Review - Mon Apr 9 9:14 AM
Ian Wright has warned Chelsea FC that Manchester City, Liverpool FC and Manchester United will only get stronger next season. The defending Premier League champions have endured a disappointing second seasons under Antonio Conte. The Italian head coach guided Chelsea FC to Premier League title gl...
Sport Review - Mon Apr 9 8:49 AM
Antonio Conte wants to have the same power as Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola at Chelsea FC, Ian Wright has claimed. The defending Premier League champions have endured a difficult second season under the Italian head coach. Conte transformed Chelsea FC into title winners last season despite i...
Sport Review - Mon Apr 9 8:18 AM
Pat Nevin has challenged Chelsea FC to win their last seven games in the Premier League and the FA Cup. The Blues suffered a disappointing 3-1 loss to bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League last weekend. The defending Premier League champions lost to Tottenham fo...
Sport Review - Mon Apr 9 7:32 AM
Chelsea FC have moved a step closer to appointing Max Allegri as their new manager this summer after Juventus lined up Zinedine Zidane as his replacement, according to reports in the British media. The Daily Express is reporting that Chelsea FC are poised to sack Antonio Conte at the end of the s...
Sport Review - Mon Apr 9 7:19 AM
Cesar Azpilicueta has insisted that Chelsea FC have not yet given up hope of finishing in the top four this season. The west London side have been in stuttering form this season and have struggled to produce consistent displays under Antonio Conte. Chelsea FC won the Premier League title in style...
Sport Review - Mon Apr 9 6:33 AM
Ian Wright believes Chelsea FC will continue to be successful even if Antonio Conte is sacked. The defending Premier League champions suffered a 3-1 loss to bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge last weekend. Christian Eriksen cancelled out Alvaro Morata’s opener before Dele Alli sco...
Sport Review - Mon Apr 9 5:57 AM
Dennis Wise has hinted that Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich could look to spend big in the summer transfer window. The defending Premier League champions have struggled in their title defence this term to heap pressure on Antonio Conte. The Italian head coach led the west London side to the Pre...
Sport Review - Mon Apr 9 5:57 AM
Gary Neville believes Chelsea FC forward Eden Hazard is struggling in a wide role under Antonio Conte. The Belgium international was used in a supporting role alongside Willian behind Chelsea FC striker Alvaro Morata. However, Hazard’s impact on the game was limited as the 27-year-old struggled t...
Sport Review - Mon Apr 9 5:01 AM
Gary Neville has warned Antonio Conte that Chelsea FC striker Alvaro Morata needs more support. The Spain international moved to Chelsea FC in a £58m deal from La Liga giants Real Madrid in the summer transfer window. Morata made a strong start to his career after the Spanish centre-forward score...