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Sport Review - Tue Oct 17 11:45 PM
Charlie Nicholas is tipping Roma to hold Chelsea to a 1-1 draw in Wednesday’s Champions League clash at Stamford Bridge. The Blues head into the game looking to get back to winning ways after the disappointment of back to back losses in the Premier League. Antonio Conte’s side were beaten 2-1 by...
Sport Review - Tue Oct 17 10:40 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 - Tue Oct 17 10:00 AM
Ray Wilkins has described Michy Batshuayi as a “bit of a liability” following his performance during Chelsea’s 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace at the weekend. The Belgian striker started the game in the place of the injured Alvaro Morata as the Blues slumped to their second successive defeat of the Pr...
Sport Review - Tue Oct 17 9:30 AM
Tiemoue Bakayoko will develop into an “exceptional” player for Chelsea but he still has plenty of work to do, according to Ray Wilkins. The midfielder arrived at Stamford Bridge from Monaco in the summer transfer window after Antonio Conte opted to let Nemanja Matic leave the club to sign for Man...
Sport Review - Tue Oct 17 8:45 AM
Chris Sutton conceded Chelsea looked a “pale imitation” of the side that won the Premier League title in Saturday’s 2-1 loss at Crystal Palace. The defending Premier League champions slumped to their third Premier League defeat of the season at Selhurst Park to raise serious questions about their...
Sport Review - Tue Oct 17 8:15 AM
Antonio Conte should have signed a second striker as back-up to Alvaro Morata in the summer transfer window, Garth Crooks has claimed. The defending Premier League champions signed Morata in a £58m deal from La Liga giants Real Madrid in the summer transfer window. The 24-year-old has already sco...
Sport Review - Tue Oct 17 7:30 AM
Alvaro Morata looked to be in good spirits as he enjoyed some downtime with his wife Alice Campello at their London apartment ahead of the striker’s return to action for Chelsea. The Spanish forward has been out of action with a hamstring injury picked up during Chelsea’s 1-0 loss to Manchester C...
Sport Review - Tue Oct 17 7:00 AM
Chelsea are already out of the Premier League title race this season, according to Joey Barton. The Blues suffered a damaging 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday as they lost their third game of the season to leave them nine points behind leaders Manchester City after eig...
Sport Review - Tue Oct 17 6:35 AM
Antonio Conte has admitted that it will be very difficult for Chelsea to defend their Premier League title this season after their 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace on Saturday. The Blues slumped to their second successive defeat in the Premier League against the Eagles at Selhurst Park to leave them ni...
Sport Review - Tue Oct 17 5:50 AM
Chris Sutton has questioned Chelsea’s decision to sign Alvaro Morata to replace Diego Costa. The defending Premier League champions signed Morata in a £58m deal from La Liga giants Real Madrid in the summer transfer window following their title success. Diego Costa was frozen out at the title hol...
Sport Review - Tue Oct 17 4:50 AM
Victor Moses is set to be sidelined for at least a month with the hamstring injury he picked up during Chelsea’s defeat by Crystal Palace at the weekend, according to reports in the British media. The Sun is reporting that the Nigeria international is set for a significant spell on the sidelines...
Sport Review - Tue Oct 17 4:30 AM
Ray Wilkins has warned Antonio Conte that Chelsea’s title hopes are quickly disappearing after their shock 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace last weekend. The Blues slumped to a surprise defeat by the Eagles at Selhurst Park as they suffered their second successive loss in the Premier League. The defeat...
Sport Review - Tue Oct 17 12:00 AM
Chris Sutton believes that Chelsea are already out of the Premier League title race following their shock 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace on Saturday. The Blues slumped to a surprise 2-1 defeat by the Eagles at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon to make it two defeats in a row in the Premier League f...
Sport Review - Mon Oct 16 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 - Mon Oct 16 9:45 AM
Steve McManaman has ruled Chelsea out of the Premier League title race in the wake of their 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace on Saturday. The Blues slumped to a disappointing defeat at Selhurst Park as they crashed to their second successive loss in the Premier League to leave them in fifth place and n...
Sport Review - Mon Oct 16 9:15 AM
Manchester United summer signing Romelu Lukaku can be like Didier Drogba at Chelsea for Jose Mourinho, Gary Pallister has claimed. The Red Devils managed to see off competition from Premier League champions Chelsea to sign Lukaku in a £75m deal from Everton in July. Lukaku has hit the ground runn...
Sport Review - Mon Oct 16 7:45 AM
Antonio Conte has admitted that Chelsea’s defeat by Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday was a bitter pill to swallow. The Blues suffered their second consecutive loss in the Premier League as Roy Hodgson’s men netted a 2-1 victory over the west London side at Selhurst Park. Chelsea a...
Sport Review - Mon Oct 16 7:00 AM
Antonio Conte has admitted that N’Golo Kante is a huge miss for Chelsea after the Blues slumped to a 2-1 defeat by Crystal Palace on Saturday in the Premier League. The French midfielder has been ruled out of action for a number of weeks after suffering a muscular problem while on duty with his n...
Sport Review - Mon Oct 16 6:35 AM
Antonio Conte has admitted that Chelsea face a “difficult” task in trying to catch Manchester City in the race for the Premier League title this season. The Italian manager watched his side slump to a disappointing 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in the Premier League on Saturday afte...
Sport Review - Mon Oct 16 6:25 AM
Gary Neville believes that Jose Mourinho will have to get his Manchester United side playing like his former Chelsea teams in the big games if the Red Devils are to win the Premier League this season. The Red Devils were held to a goalless draw by Liverpool in the Premier League at Anfield on Sat...
Sport Review - Mon Oct 16 4:50 AM
N’Golo Kante is facing 20-25 days on the sidelines for Chelsea with a hamstring injury, Antonio Conte has confirmed. The French midfielder sat out Saturday’s disappointing 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace with the muscular problem picked up while on international duty last week. The 26-year-old is wide...
Sport Review - Mon Oct 16 12:51 AM
Antonio Conte has confirmed that Victor Moses will definitely miss Chelsea’s Champions League clash with Roma on Wednesday due to injury. The Nigerian international picked up a knock during the first half of Chelsea’s 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday and had to be repl...
Sport Review - Mon Oct 16 12:00 AM
Antonio Conte has revealed that he is “hoping” to have Alvaro Morata back available for selection again when Chelsea return to Champions League action against Roma on Wednesday night. The Spanish striker was forced to sit out the Blues’ 2-1 defeat by Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturd...
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...