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Sport Review - Sun Oct 15 3:17 PM
Alvaro Morata was back in training for Chelsea at Cobham on Sunday as the striker steps up his recovery from a hamstring injury. The striker has been out of action since suffering the muscular problem during the 1-0 loss to Manchester City before the international break. Morata was unavailable fo...
Sport Review - Sun Oct 15 7:45 AM
Antonio Conte has hinted that he is prepared to use Eden Hazard in a central striking role for Chelsea if needed. The Belgian playmaker recently spoke of his desire to be deployed in a number 10 role rather than out wide on the wing for the west London side. Hazard impressed when he featured just...
Sport Review - Sun Oct 15 7:15 AM
Antonio Conte has appeared to hint that Michy Batshuayi could have a significant role to play for Chelsea in the coming weeks. The west London side are facing something of an injury crisis after the international break, with the likes of Alvaro Morata, N’Golo Kante and Danny Drinkwater all sideli...
Sport Review - Sun Oct 15 6:45 AM
Tiemoue Bakayoko is determined to try and help Chelsea retain their Premier League title this season. The French midfielder has been getting used to life in England following his summer transfer to Stamford Bridge from Monaco. Bakayoko will be hoping to hold down a regular spot in the first team...
Sport Review - Sun Oct 15 6:15 AM
Danny Murphy believes Chelsea will be involved in the latter stages of the Premier League title race this season. The defending champions have already lost three games in their opening eight fixtures this term to raise serious questions about their ability to defend their top-flight crown. Chelse...
Sport Review - Sun Oct 15 5:42 AM
Jermaine Jenas has admitted that he still believes Diego Costa is a superior striker to Alvaro Morata. The Spain international secured a move back to Atletico Madrid on a loan deal last month with view to permanent deal at the end of the 2017-18 season. Costa scored 20 goals in both of Chelsea’s...
Sport Review - Sun Oct 15 5:40 AM
Bryan Robson has warned Manchester City and Manchester United that Chelsea can’t be written off in the Premier League title race. The defending champions lost 1-0 to Manchester City in their last Premier League game before the international break after Kevin De Bruyne scored a second-half winner...
Sport Review - Sun Oct 15 5:00 AM
Chelsea are a nicer team now Diego Costa has returned to Atletico Madrid, Jermaine Jenas has admitted. The Spain international moved back to los Rojiblancos last month after calling time on his time at Stamford Bridge. Costa scored 20 goals in both of Chelsea’s title-winning campaigns in the past...
Sport Review - Sun Oct 15 4:50 AM
Eden Hazard has claimed that he has only been nominated for the Ballon d’Or because he players for Chelsea, and says he has “no chance” of winning the award. The Belgian playmaker has been named on the 30-man shortlist for the prestigious individual accolade after having helped Chelsea to win the...
Sport Review - Sun Oct 15 4:40 AM
Alvaro Morata enjoyed some quality time with his wife Alice Campello on Saturday lunchtime as his Chelsea team-mates took on Crystal Palace in the Premier League. Morata is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury picked up during Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat by Manchester City before the internationa...
Sport Review - Sun Oct 15 12:15 AM
N’Golo Kante looks set to be out of action for a number of weeks with a hamstring injury, Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has confirmed. The midfielder suffered the problem while on international duty with France last week and he will now begin his recovery with his club. Kante’s absence will come as...
Sport Review - Sat Oct 14 11:45 PM
Antonio Conte has confirmed that he is hoping Alvaro Morata will be back in action for Chelsea when the Blues take on Roma in the Champions League on Wednesday night. The Spanish striker sat out Chelsea’s clash with Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday as he continues his recovery fro...
Sport Review - Sat Oct 14 5:13 PM
Gary Lineker took to social media to react to Chelsea’s shock 2-1 defeat by Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon. The home side took the lead at Selhurst Park when Cesar Azpilicueta scored an own goal in the 11th minute. However, Chelsea drew level seven minutes later when T...
Sport Review - Sat Oct 14 4:55 PM
Pat Nevin believes that the international break is the reason why Chelsea suffered a surprise 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon. The Blues headed into the game hoping to return to winning ways after their 1-0 defeat by Manchester City before the international...
Sport Review - Sat Oct 14 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 Oct 14 9:45 AM
Alvaro Morata has taken to social media to reveal that he is full of motivation as the Chelsea striker works on his fitness levels. Morata suffered a hamstring injury during Chelsea’s 1-0 loss to Manchester City at Stamford Bridge before the international break and missed Spain’s World Cup qualif...
Sport Review - Sat Oct 14 9:15 AM
Phil Neville is confident that Chelsea will be involved in the Premier League title race despite their setback against Manchester City. Antonio Conte’s side responded in impressive style to a shock 3-2 loss to Burnley in their opening Premier League game at Stamford Bridge back in August. Chelsea...
Sport Review - Sat Oct 14 7:45 AM
Chelsea are pondering a fresh move to try and sign Alex Sandro from Juventus in the January transfer window, according to reports in Italy. Italian website Calciomercato, as quoted by the Daily Express, is reporting that the Blues are keen to reignite their interest in landing the 26-year-old ful...
Sport Review - Sat Oct 14 7:00 AM
Chelsea are sending scouts to watch Ghana striker Richmond Boakye in action for Red Star Belgrade against Arsenal in the Europa League next week, according to reports in the British media. The Daily Mail is claiming that the west London side have a keen interest in the 24-year-old forward and wil...
Sport Review - Sat Oct 14 6:00 AM
Paul Ince is backing Chelsea to make a swift return to winning ways thanks to Eden Hazard when the defending champions make a shirt trip to Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon. The Blues lost 1-0 to Manchester City at Stamford Bridge in their final Premier League game before the international br...
Sport Review - Sat Oct 14 4:40 AM
Chelsea are set to battle with the likes of Arsenal for the signature of Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson on a free transfer next summer, according to reports in the British media. The Daily Mirror is reporting that both of the London clubs are interested in signing the 20-year-old sho...
Sport Review - Sat Oct 14 4:30 AM
Danny Higginbotham has admitted that he cannot believe Chelsea allowed Manchester United to sign Nemanja Matic in the summer transfer window. The Serbia midfielder signed for the Red Devils after Antonio Conte deemed him to be surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge following the arrival of Ti...
Sport Review - Fri Oct 13 11:45 PM
Mark Lawrenson is tipping Chelsea to get back to winning ways in the Premier League with a 2-0 victory at Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon. Antonio Conte’s men head into the game looking to get back to winning ways after the disappointment of their 1-0 loss to Manchester City before the inter...
Sport Review - Fri Oct 13 4:38 PM
Paul Merson is tipping Chelsea to beat Crystal Palace 1-0 in a close game in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon. The west London side head into the game looking to get back to winning ways after the disappointment of their 1-0 defeat by Manchester City at Stamford Bridge before the internat...
Sport Review - Fri Oct 13 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 13 9:45 AM
Paul Merson is backing Chelsea to ease to a narrow win against Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon. The defending Premier League champions will be looking to make a swift return to winning ways following a 1-0 loss to leaders Manchester City at Stamford Bridge last time out. Title holders Chelse...
Sport Review - Fri Oct 13 6:10 AM
Michael Owen is backing Chelsea to beat Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in their next Premier League game on Saturday afternoon. The defending Premier League champions will be looking to make a swift return to winning ways after Chelsea lost 1-0 to Manchester City last time out. The west London s...
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...