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Sport Review - Sun Sep 17 11:30 PM
Antonio Conte has revealed his delight at the way Davide Zappacosta has adapted to life at Chelsea. The Italian full-back arrived at Stamford Bridge on transfer deadline day last month as the Blues tied up a deal to bring him in from Torino. Zappacosta scored his first goal for Chelsea in the Cha...
Sport Review - Sun Sep 17 3:40 PM
Thierry Henry praised Arsenal for producing a much-improved all-round performance as they secured a goalless draw with Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday. Arsenal were much more solid than they have been in recent away games as Arsene Wenger’s men more than held their own against the Blues a...
Sport Review - Sun Sep 17 3:30 PM
Alan Smith picked Aaron Ramsey as the man of the match as Arsenal produced a disciplined display to earn a goalless draw at Chelsea on Sunday. The Gunners were much more solid than they have been in recent away games as they battled against the Blues to earn a point at Stamford Bridge. Ramsey had...
Sport Review - Sun Sep 17 3:22 PM
Jamie Carragher lavished praise on Alex Iwobi and Danny Welbeck for their solid performances in Arsenal’s goalless draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Sunday. With Mesut Ozil out injured with a slight knee injury and Alexis Sanchez starting on the bench, Arsene Wenger op...
Sport Review - Sun Sep 17 9:45 AM
Graeme Le Saux has heaped praise on Alvaro Morata for the strong start he has made to life as a Chelsea player. The Spanish striker joined the Blues from Real Madrid back in July and has already been a regular fixture in the first team at Stamford Bridge. Morata has scored three goals and made …...
Sport Review - Sun Sep 17 9:32 AM
Jamie Redknapp believes Chelsea will be too strong for Arsenal when the title rivals meet at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon. The Gunners will make the short trip across London hoping to re-establish their title credentials following an uninspiring start to the Premier League campaign. Arsena...
Sport Review - Sun Sep 17 9:30 AM
Jose Mourinho has warned his Manchester United team that they must not read too much into their strong start to the new Premier League season. The Red Devils have been in good form so far this term and only dropped their first Premier League points of the season when they were held to a 2-2 … T...
Sport Review - Sun Sep 17 8:45 AM
Jamie Redknapp has admitted that he was wrong to suggest Alvaro Morata would be unable to replace Diego Costa at Chelsea. The Spain international moved to the Premier League champions in a £58m deal from La Liga giants Real Madrid in the summer transfer window after the Blues failed to sign Evert...
Sport Review - Sun Sep 17 8:15 AM
Jamie Redknapp says Arsenal have to replicate their Community Shield and FA Cup performances to have any hope of beating Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon. Some pundits have suggested that the north London side’s title challenge is already on the line after just four Premier League g...
Sport Review - Sun Sep 17 8:00 AM
Matt Le Tissier has hailed Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante as the perfect player. The France international has been part of the Premier League title-winning side in the past two seasons. Kante helped Leicester City to upset the odds and win the Premier League title under Claudio Ranieri in his fi...
Sport Review - Sun Sep 17 7:45 AM
Danny Murphy believes that Chelsea are on course to beat “naive” Arsenal in their Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. The north London side have made a stuttering start to the new season under Arsene Wenger after losing two of their opening four Premier League games to leave them w...
Sport Review - Sun Sep 17 7:15 AM
Chelsea don’t need to rush Eden Hazard back into their starting line-up against Arsenal on Sunday, according to Danny Murphy. The Belgian playmaker has been working his way back to full fitness for the west London side after missing the start of the campaign with an ankle problem. The 26-year-old...
Sport Review - Sun Sep 17 7:00 AM
Antonio Conte believes that Arsenal can still end up as one of the main contenders for the Premier League title this season. The north London side have made something of a stuttering start to the new campaign under Arsene Wenger after suffering two defeats in their first four Premier League games...
Sport Review - Sun Sep 17 6:45 AM
Alvaro Morata has revealed that the possibility of playing under Antonio Conte at Chelsea was one of the main reasons he ended up signing for the Blues this summer. The west London side completed a big-money deal to bring the 24-year-old forward to Stamford Bridge from Real Madrid back in July as...
Sport Review - Sun Sep 17 6:10 AM
Arsenal need to put in a champions performance at Chelsea before Arsene Wenger’s men can be discussed as potential title winners, Kevin Kilbane says. The Gunners have managed to recover from a shaky start to the 2017-18 season with back-to-back victories in the Premier League and the Europa Leagu...
Sport Review - Sun Sep 17 5:55 AM
Paul Merson believes Chelsea will need to sign a new striker in the January transfer window. The Blues have made a decent start to the new season despite a surprise 3-2 loss to Burnley at Stamford Bridge on the opening day of the 2017-18 campaign. Chelsea signed Alvaro Morata in the summer transf...
Sport Review - Sun Sep 17 5:50 AM
Jamie Carragher has questioned why Arsenal didn’t go all out to sign N’Golo Kante ahead of Chelsea in the 2016 summer transfer window. Kante became a hot property in the Premier League in the 2015-16 season as the France international helped Leicester City to win an unprecedented title. Chelsea m...
Sport Review - Sun Sep 17 5:20 AM
Graeme Le Saux has accused Jose Mourinho of being “rude” after the Manchester United manager criticised Chelsea’s defensive football last weekend. The Red Devils boss took over the reins at Old Trafford after the west London side sacked the Portuguese coach in December 2015 following a disastrous...
Sport Review - Sun Sep 17 5:00 AM
Graeme Le Saux has claimed that Manchester United centre-forward Romelu Lukaku is better than Chelsea signing Alvaro Morata. The defending Premier League champions were heavily linked with a move to sign Lukaku in the summer transfer window but Manchester United managed to hijack a £75m deal for...
Sport Review - Sun Sep 17 4:50 AM
Paul Merson believes that Alvaro Morata is ready to step in for Diego Costa and ‘terrorise’ Arsenal in Sunday’s clash with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. The Spanish striker has made an impressive start to life in a Chelsea shirt since signing for the Blues from Real Madrid back in July Morata has s...
Sport Review - Sun Sep 17 4:49 AM
Paul Merson believes that Alvaro Morata is a level above Alexandre Lacazette following his strong start to life at Chelsea. The Spanish forward has hit the ground running at Stamford Bridge after signing for the west London side from Real Madrid in the summer transfer window. Morata has scored th...
Sport Review - Sun Sep 17 4:40 AM
Antonio Conte has confirmed that new Chelsea signing Danny Drinkwater could be out for a month with a calf injury. The 27-year-old midfielder completed a move to Stamford Bridge from Leicester City on transfer deadline day last month as Conte moved to bolster his squad before the window closed. T...
Sport Review - Sun Sep 17 12:30 AM
Antonio Conte has told his Chelsea players that “anything can happen” during their crunch clash with Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday. The Blues head into the game looking to continue their recent good form in the top flight, with the west London side having won their last three Premier Le...
Sport Review - Sun Sep 17 12:00 AM
Antonio Conte is convinced that Arsenal are one of the best teams in the Premier League and warned his Chelsea side that they will have to be at their best against the Gunners on Sunday. The Blues are preparing to host the Gunners at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon as they look to gain reveng...
Sport Review - Sat Sep 16 11:30 PM
Antonio Conte says Eden Hazard is approaching full fitness but insists that he has not yet decided whether he wants to start the playmaker in Chelsea’s clash with Arsenal on Sunday. The Belgian midfielder has been recovering from an ankle injury after undergoing surgery at the start of the summer...
Sport Review - Sat Sep 16 6:00 PM
Jack Wilshere has appeared to confirm that he won’t be starting for Arsenal in their crunch clash with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. The 25-year-old made his first appearance of the season for the north London side when he came off the bench in the 3-1 win over Cologne in the Europa Leagu...
Sport Review - Sat Sep 16 1:50 PM
Willian and Charly Musonda battled for possession at Cobham during Chelsea training as the Blues prepare for their crunch clash with Arsenal on Sunday. The Brazilian attacker will be hoping to line up for the Blues when they host their London rivals at Stamford Bridge this weekend. Chelsea have m...
Sport Review - Sat Sep 16 10:00 AM
Arsene Wenger has revealed that both Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil will undergo late fitness tests ahead of Arsenal’s trip to Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday. The midfield pair both sat out Arsenal’s Europa League win over Cologne in midweek as the Gunners warmed up for their Premier League...
Sport Review - Sat Sep 16 9:48 AM
Arsene Wenger insists that his Arsenal team are ready to cause Chelsea serious problems when they travel to Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Sunday. The Gunners head into the game looking to continue their recent good record against the Blues, with Wenger’s side having beaten Chelsea in t...
Sport Review - Sat Sep 16 9:30 AM
Jamie Carragher believes Chelsea can end Arsenal’s title challenge after just five Premier League games at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. The Gunners have made an uncertain start to the Premier League campaign following a run of two victories and two defeats in their opening four fixtures. Arsenal ha...
Sport Review - Sat Sep 16 8:30 AM
Jamie Carragher believes Chelsea will make light work of Arsenal on Sunday unless Arsene Wenger changes his tactics at Stamford Bridge. The defending Premier League champions were 3-1 winners against the Gunners in their last top-flight meeting in west London in the second half of the 2016-17 sea...
Sport Review - Sat Sep 16 8:00 AM
Paul Ince is confident Chelsea will ease to a 3-1 win against Arsenal in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon. The Blues are looking to record a fourth successive top-flight victory after the west London side bounced back from an opening day defeat in style. Indeed, Chelsea l...
Sport Review - Sat Sep 16 7:30 AM
Craig Bellamy is backing Chelsea to “blow Arsenal out of the water” in their crunch Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon. The Blues have been in good form in recent weeks after having bounced back from a shaky start to the new campaign. Antonio Conte’s side lost the Communi...
Sport Review - Sat Sep 16 7:00 AM
Hector Bellerin has told Chelsea that Arsenal are determined to beat the Blues when they travel to Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon in the Premier League. The Gunners are preparing to take on their bitter London rivals as they look to get their Premier League campaign back on track. Arsenal ha...
Sport Review - Sat Sep 16 6:35 AM
Mark Lawrenson is backing Chelsea to get the better of Arsenal with a 2-0 victory over the Gunners in Sunday’s Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge. The Blues head into the game looking to build on their recent good form, with Antonio Conte’s men having won their last three games in the Premie...
Sport Review - Sat Sep 16 5:10 AM
Graeme Le Saux believes Chelsea should have signed Romelu Lukaku ahead of Manchester United. The defending Premier League champions were favourites to sign the Belgium international but a deal failed to materialise. Indeed, Manchester United managed to usurp their title rivals’ transfer plans and...
Sport Review - Sat Sep 16 4:50 AM
Paul Merson has warned N’Golo Kante that he now has to prove that he can cut it in the Champions League with Chelsea this season. The French midfielder has earned plenty of new admirers since his arrival in the Premier League and his fine displays helped Chelsea win the title under Antonio Conte...
Sport Review - Sat Sep 16 4:40 AM
Eden Hazard looks to be back in good condition and enjoying himself as he and his Chelsea team-mates prepare for their crunch clash with Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. The Belgian playmaker has returned to action for the west London club in recent games after having just recovered from a s...
Sport Review - Sat Sep 16 4:30 AM
Danny Murphy is backing Chelsea to beat Arsenal in Sunday’s crunch Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge. The Blues head into the game looking to continue their recent good form, after having tied up victories against Tottenham, Everton and Leicester to move up into third place in the Premier L...
Sport Review - Sat Sep 16 12:30 AM
Paul Merson believes that N’Golo Kante is one of the Premier League’s top midfielders – but not the best player in the division. The French midfielder has earned plenty of praise for his performances in recent seasons since breaking into the first team at Leicester and helping the Foxes to win th...
Sport Review - Sat Sep 16 12:00 AM
Mohamed Elneny is determined to help Arsenal claim three points against Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday. The Egypt midfielder started Arsenal’s 3-1 Europa League victory over German side Cologne at The Emirates on Thursday night as the Gunners got their European campaign off to a winning...
Sport Review - Fri Sep 15 11:30 PM
Arsene Wenger has reassured Arsenal fans that Alexis Sanchez remains totally committed to the cause ahead of Sunday’s trip to Chelsea. The Chile international’s situation was a relentless source of speculation throughout the summer transfer window as he was constantly linked with a move away from...
Sport Review - Fri Sep 15 10:00 AM
Roy Keane has blasted Diego Costa and told his Chelsea team-mates to “kick him up and down the training pitch” after his apparent refusal to play for the Blues this season. The Spain international has not returned to Stamford Bridge following the summer break after he claimed that he was told he...
Sport Review - Fri Sep 15 9:45 AM
Alvaro Morata has told Eden Hazard that he hopes to start scoring with his feet soon for Chelsea. The Spanish striker has made a strong start to life at Chelsea since signing for the west London club from Real Madrid back in July. Morata has scored three goals and made two assists for his team-ma...
Sport Review - Fri Sep 15 9:00 AM
Paul Merson is tipping Chelsea to beat Arsenal 3-0 at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Sunday. The defending champions will be looking to secure their fourth successive Premier League victory to keep pace with title rivals Manchester City and Manchester United. Chelsea were 2-1 winners ag...
Sport Review - Fri Sep 15 8:00 AM
Martin Keown believes Chelsea v Arsenal could define both London clubs’ Premier League seasons. The Gunners will make the short trip across the English capital to face the defending champions at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon. Arsenal suffered a chastening 4-0 loss to title rivals Liverpool...
Sport Review - Fri Sep 15 7:57 AM
N’Golo Kante has expressed his delight at being able to line up with Danny Drinkwater at Chelsea for the second time in his career this season. The England midfielder became the west London side’s final signing of the summer transfer window last month as Antonio Conte added some further depth to...
Sport Review - Fri Sep 15 7:30 AM
Rio Ferdinand has challenged Romelu Lukaku to write his name into Manchester United folklore following his switch from Everton in the summer. The Belgian striker has made a flying start to life at Old Trafford since his transfer to the club, scoring four Premier League goals in four games. The 24...
Sport Review - Fri Sep 15 7:15 AM
N’Golo Kante has challenged Chelsea to find a “solution” to the fact that opposition teams are now ready to cope with the Blues’ style of play. The west London side earned plenty of praise for their performances last season as they won the Premier League title in Antonio Conte’s first season in c...
Sport Review - Fri Sep 15 6:45 AM
N’Golo Kante has revealed that he often forgets that he was crowned as the PFA player of the year last season as he focuses on improving his game with Chelsea. The French midfielder has earned plenty of new admirers since he burst onto the scene at Leicester City and helped them to win the Premie...
Sport Review - Fri Sep 15 6:25 AM
N’Golo Kante is confident that Chelsea will be able to claim victory when they host Arsenal at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon. The Blues head into the game fresh from their 6-0 thrashing of Qarabag in their Champions League opener at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night. Th...
Sport Review - Fri Sep 15 6:15 AM
Martin Keown has urged Arsene Wenger to start Sead Kolasinac in Arsenal’s clash against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. The Gunners will make the short trip across London in search of three points to boost their title bid following a difficult start to the season. Arsenal were unconvincing 4-3 winner...
Sport Review - Fri Sep 15 5:40 AM
Michael Owen is confident Chelsea will sweep aside Arsenal in their Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon. The Blues made a disappointing start to the defence of their Premier League campaign following a shock 3-2 loss to Burnley at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea, however, have wo...
Sport Review - Fri Sep 15 4:40 AM
Rio Ferdinand has warned Chelsea that Michy Batshuayi does not have the quality to step in for Alvaro Morata should the Spanish striker get injured this season. Morata has made a sparkling start to life as a Chelsea player since signing for the Blues from Real Madrid in the summer transfer window...
Sport Review - Thu Sep 14 11:30 PM
Glenn Hoddle has warned Chelsea that they will need to challenge for the Champions League trophy to keep the likes of Eden Hazard at the club. The Blues kicked off their Champions League group stage campaign with a thumping 6-0 victory over Qarabag at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night as they look...
Sport Review - Thu Sep 14 10:20 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 Sep 14 10:00 AM
Rio Ferdinand believes that Chelsea’s lack of squad depth is the Blues’ only weakness this season. The west London side have bounced back from a difficult start to the new campaign after they lost to Arsenal in the Community Shield and were then beaten by Burnley in their Premier League opener. C...
Sport Review - Thu Sep 14 9:30 AM
Glenn Hoddle has warned Arsenal that they will face a tough task in trying to keep Eden Hazard quiet when they take on Chelsea on Sunday afternoon. The Belgian playmaker has recently made his return to action following a lengthy lay-off with an ankle injury after he had to undergo surgery at the...
Sport Review - Thu Sep 14 9:00 AM
Gary Cahill is confident Alvaro Morata’s experience of winning the Champions League will prove invaluable in Chelsea’s bid to win the competition. The Spain international moved to Chelsea in a club-record £58m deal from La Liga giants Real Madrid in the summer transfer window. Morata won two Seri...
Sport Review - Thu Sep 14 8:49 AM
Frank Lampard believes Chelsea’s bid to win silverware this season hinges on Eden Hazard and Alvaro Morata. The Blues won the Premier League title with two games to spare last term after the west London side finished seven points clear of their closest title rivals Tottenham Hotspur. The defendin...
Sport Review - Thu Sep 14 7:30 AM
Michael Owen believes that Michy Batshuayi still has plenty of work to do to prove himself at Chelsea. The Belgian forward signed for the Blues from French side Marseille last summer for a fee of more than £30m but struggle to hold down a regular spot in the first team in his debut season in … ...
Sport Review - Thu Sep 14 7:00 AM
Glenn Hoddle believes that Chelsea now look like defending Premier League champions after making a sloppy start to the new season under Antonio Conte. The Blues lost the Community Shield to Arsenal back in August and then were beaten 3-2 by Burnley in their Premier League opener as they struggled...
Sport Review - Thu Sep 14 6:35 AM
Michael Owen has admitted that he has been very impressed by Alvaro Morata’s strong start to life in a Chelsea shirt. The Spanish striker has been getting used to life at Stamford Bridge in recent weeks after signing for the Blues from Real Madrid in the summer transfer window. Morata has been a...
Sport Review - Thu Sep 14 6:15 AM
Michael Owen has likened Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata to a traditional English centre-forward. The Premier League champions signed Morata in a club-record £58m deal from La Liga giants Real Madrid in the summer transfer window. The Chelsea striker has wasted no time leaving his mark on the defen...
Sport Review - Thu Sep 14 6:00 AM
Glenn Hoddle has admitted that he sees similarities between Chelsea signing Alvaro Morata and Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane. The Blues signed Morata in a £58m deal from La Liga giants Real Madrid in the summer transfer window after missing out on Romelu Lukaku. The 24-year-old striker won...
Sport Review - Thu Sep 14 5:40 AM
Frank Lampard has heaped praise on Chelsea for turning around their poor start to the Premier League season. The Blues lost 3-2 to Burnley in their opening fixture of the 2017-18 campaign to make a dismal start to their title defence despite signing seven new players in the summer. The west Londo...
Sport Review - Thu Sep 14 5:30 AM
Rio Ferdinand has credited Nemanja Matic with bringing out the best in Manchester United midfielders Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Paul Pogba. The Red Devils signed Matic in a £40m deal from Premier League title rivals Chelsea in the summer transfer window to improve their defensive midfield options. Ma...
Sport Review - Thu Sep 14 4:50 AM
Frank Lampard has told Arsene Wenger to start Alexis Sanchez for Arsenal’s Europa League clash against Cologne on Thursday night to help him find his form ahead of Sunday’s trip to Chelsea. The Chile international came off the bench late on during Arsenal’s 3-0 win over Bournemouth at The Emirate...
Sport Review - Thu Sep 14 4:40 AM
Eden Hazard has backed Chelsea’s dealings in the summer transfer window as the Blues look to compete for trophies on four fronts this season. The Blues were one of the Premier League’s busiest clubs in the summer transfer window as Antonio Conte brought in significant reinforcements following the...
Sport Review - Thu Sep 14 12:00 AM
Frank Lampard believes Chelsea forward Eden Hazard is capable of reaching the same levels as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. The Belgium international came off the bench to help the Blues secure a 6-0 victory over Qarabag in the Champions League on Tuesday night. Hazard made his first appeara...
Sport Review - Wed Sep 13 10:30 AM
Michael Owen praised Pedro Rodriguez for a “lovely” finish after he set Chelsea on their way towards victory over Qarabag in the Champions League on Tuesday night. The Spanish forward scored the opening goal at Stamford Bridge when he curled home a brilliant strike after being left in lots of spa...
Sport Review - Wed Sep 13 10:00 AM
Antonio Conte has admitted that he is “never relaxed” as Chelsea manager because of the high levels of competition in English football. The Italian enjoyed a hugely successful first campaign in England after guiding the Blues to the Premier League title in his debut season. Chelsea missed out on...
Sport Review - Wed Sep 13 9:30 AM
Tiemoue Bakayoko has insisted that he would rather win the Champions League ahead of the Premier League trophy with Chelsea this season. The Blues have won the Premier League for two of the last three seasons as they triumphed in Antonio Conte’s first campaign in charge last term. Bakayoko signed...
Sport Review - Wed Sep 13 9:00 AM
Frank Lampard is pleased to see Alvaro Morata make a bright start to his Chelsea career and the ex-midfielder hopes the summer signing can avoid the same fate as Fernando Torres. The Premier League champions signed the Spain international in a £58m deal from La Liga giants Real Madrid in the 2017...
Sport Review - Wed Sep 13 8:30 AM
Frank Lampard believes Eden Hazard will help to bring out the best in Chelsea signing Alvaro Morata. The Spain international has made an impressive start to life at the defending Premier League champions following his £58m summer move to Stamford Bridge. The Chelsea striker opened his account wit...
Sport Review - Wed Sep 13 7:07 AM
Didier Drogba has told Serge Aurier that he signed for the wrong club in the summer transfer window after joining Tottenham Hotspur. The Ivory Coast defender signed for the north London side from French champions Paris Saint-Germain in a deal believed to be worth around £23m. Aurier was linked wi...
Sport Review - Wed Sep 13 7:00 AM
Hector Bellerin believes that Chelsea’s Premier League title triumph last season proves that Arsenal can win the trophy this time around. The Blues lifted the Premier League trophy in Antonio Conte’s first season in charge at Stamford Bridge, despite making something of a shaky start to the campa...
Sport Review - Wed Sep 13 6:35 AM
Stan Collymore believes that both Manchester United and Liverpool will go further than Chelsea in this season’s Champions League. The Blues have made their return to Europe’s elite club competition after missing out on a spot altogether last season following their 10th-placed finish in 2015-16. C...
Sport Review - Wed Sep 13 6:25 AM
Stan Collymore has admitted that he was surprised that Chelsea did not rival Liverpool for the signature of Naby Keita in the summer transfer window. The Reds were heavily linked with a move to sign the Guinea international throughout the summer window and eventually got their man when they agree...
Sport Review - Wed Sep 13 6:00 AM
Hector Bellerin insists Arsenal aren’t thinking about their trip to Chelsea at the weekend as the Gunners prepare to make their Europa League debut on Thursday night. The Gunners have endured a mixed start to the Premier League season following victories over Leicester City and Bournemouth in the...
Sport Review - Wed Sep 13 5:48 AM
Charlie Nicholas has warned Chelsea that Eden Hazard is still lacking some match sharpness despite his return to Premier League action. The Blues forward made his first Premier League appearance of the 2017-18 season following his recovery from a broken ankle. The 26-year-old sustained the injury...
Sport Review - Wed Sep 13 5:40 AM
Frank Lampard is backing Chelsea signing Alvaro Morata to be a huge success in the Champions League. The Spain international moved to the west London side in a £58m deal from European giants Real Madrid in the 2017 summer transfer window. Morata hit the ground running with a consolation goal and...
Sport Review - Wed Sep 13 4:50 AM
Frank Lampard has suggested that Chelsea have brought in adequate cover for Nemanja Matic by signing Tiemoue Bakayoko and Danny Drinkwater in the summer transfer window. Chelsea opted to sell Matic to Premier League rivals Manchester United in the summer in a move which raised eyebrows amongst ma...
Sport Review - Wed Sep 13 4:30 AM
Frank Lampard is convinced that Chelsea have what it takes to go all the way and win the Champions League this season. The Blues have made their return to Europe’s elite club competition under Antonio Conte after missing out on a spot in the tournament last season following their 10th-placed fini...
Sport Review - Tue Sep 12 11:45 PM
Jose Mourinho has insisted that it is only a matter of time before Victor Lindelof adapts to the rigours of English football, pointing to Chelsea legend Ricardo Carvalho as an example. The Swedish defender became the Red Devils’ first signing of the summer transfer window back in July as Mourinho...
Sport Review - Tue Sep 12 10:05 PM
Michael Owen insisted that Davide Zappacosta was trying to cross the ball before scoring Chelsea’s second goal in their comfortable 6-0 win over Qarabag on Tuesday night. The Italy international, who as Chelsea’s final signing of the summer transfer window, burst down the right wing and fired in...
Sport Review - Tue Sep 12 9:40 PM
Gary Lineker was clearly impressed by Chelsea’s performance against Qarabag after the Blues got their Champions League campaign off to a winning start at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night. Pedro Rodriguez gave Chelsea the lead early in the first half when he curled home a brilliant opener after be...
Sport Review - Tue Sep 12 4:43 PM
Eden Hazard has warned Chelsea about the importance of the Blues getting off to a winning start in their Champions League opener on Tuesday night. The Blues have made a strong start to the new Premier League season after having suffered a shock 3-2 loss to Burnley in opening game of the campaign...
Sport Review - Tue Sep 12 10:00 AM
Didier Drogba has admitted that he has been very impressed by Alvaro Morata’s start to life in a Chelsea shirt. The Spanish forward has been in impressive form for the west London side since joining Antonio Conte’s squad from Real Madrid back in July. Morata has scored three goals and made two as...
Sport Review - Tue Sep 12 9:45 AM
Nemanja Matic has warned his Manchester United team-mates that they are in for tough test when the Red Devils take on Basel in their Champions League group opener on Tuesday night. The Red Devils are finally preparing to return to Europe’s elite club competition after missing out last season and...
Sport Review - Tue Sep 12 9:30 AM
Antonio Conte has confirmed that Eden Hazard will start on the bench for Chelsea’s Champions League clash with Qarabag on Tuesday night. The Belgian playmaker has been struggling with an ankle injury after suffering the problem while on international duty at the start of the summer. However, Haza...
Sport Review - Tue Sep 12 8:45 AM
Antonio Conte has praised Alvaro Morata for adapting to Chelsea’s style of play following his summer move. The Spain international completed a £58m switch to the Premier League champions from La Liga giants Real Madrid in the summer transfer window. Morata opened his Premier League account with a...
Sport Review - Tue Sep 12 8:15 AM
Antonio Conte has welcomed Eden Hazard’s return to fitness ahead of Chelsea’s clash against Qarabag in the Champions League on Tuesday night. The Blues forward made his return to the Premier League on Saturday afternoon as a second-half substitute in Chelsea’s 2-1 win against Leicester City at th...
Sport Review - Tue Sep 12 7:15 AM
Eden Hazard believes that now is Chelsea’s “time” to win the Champions League title. The Blues missed out on a place in Europe’s elite club competition altogether last season after they finished in 10th place in the Premier League in the 2015-16 campaign. However, Chelsea bounced back to form und...
Sport Review - Tue Sep 12 6:45 AM
Jose Mourinho has told “defensive” Chelsea that he will try and win the title with Manchester United playing exciting attacking football this season. The Blues won the Premier League title last season in Antonio Conte’s first campaign in charge at the club, after the west London side had slumped...
Sport Review - Tue Sep 12 6:35 AM
Louis Saha believes that Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been brought back to life by the signings of Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic at Manchester United. Mkhitaryan arrived at Old Trafford from Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund last summer but struggled in the first few months of the campaign before fin...
Sport Review - Tue Sep 12 6:25 AM
Antonio Conte has warned N’Golo Kante that he still has plenty of room for improvement as Chelsea prepare to make their Champions League return on Tuesday night. The midfielder has earned a reputation as one of the Premier League’s top talents since breaking into the Leicester City team in their...
Sport Review - Tue Sep 12 5:50 AM
Didier Drogba has admitted that he was proud to see N’Golo Kante score in Chelsea’s 2-1 win against Leicester City on Saturday afternoon. The France international is perhaps best known for his defensive qualities after winning the PFA player of the year back in April. Kante has played a key role...
Sport Review - Tue Sep 12 4:50 AM
Alvaro Morata says he is targeting Champions League glory in his first season at Chelsea. The Spanish striker has made a strong start to life at Stamford Bridge since signing for the Blues from Real Madrid back in July. Morata has scored three goals and made two assists in four Premier League gam...
Sport Review - Tue Sep 12 4:30 AM
Alvaro Morata has admitted that it has not been easy for him to adapt to life at Chelsea following his move from Real Madrid – but he is sure he will be a success at Stamford Bridge. The 24-year-old Spaniard signed for the Blues from Real Madrid back in July as Antonio Conte moved quickly … The...
Sport Review - Tue Sep 12 12:30 AM
Antonio Conte has told Tiemoue Bakayoko that he still has plenty of room for improvement following his arrival at Chelsea in the summer. The midfielder joined the Blues from Ligue 1 champions Monaco in the summer as Chelsea then opted to sell Nemanja Matic to Manchester United. Bakayoko has been...
Sport Review - Tue Sep 12 12:00 AM
Eden Hazard has admitted that he cannot wait to get back to action for Chelsea in the Champions League this week. The Belgian playmaker made his first appearance of the season for the west London club on Saturday afternoon when he came off the bench to play the final 12 minutes of Chelsea’s 2-1 w...
Sport Review - Mon Sep 11 11:30 PM
Eden Hazard has admitted that he has been impressed by what he has seen from Alvaro Morata so far for Chelsea this season. The Spanish striker signed for the Blues from Real Madrid back in July and he has made a strong start to life as a Chelsea player. Morata continued his fine form for … The...
Sport Review - Mon Sep 11 6:00 PM
Antonio Rudiger has taken to social media to reveal his excitement ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League opener against Qarabag on Tuesday night. The Blues head into the game looking to kick off their European campaign with three points after having missed out on a place in Europe last term. Chelse...
Sport Review - Mon Sep 11 1:43 PM
Eden Hazard looked to be in good shape as he trained with new signing Alvaro Morata and the rest of his Chelsea team-mates at Cobham ahead of the Blues’ Champions League opener against Qarabag on Tuesday night. Hazard made his first appearance of the season for the west London club on Saturday wh...
Sport Review - Mon Sep 11 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 Sep 11 10:00 AM
Alvaro Morata has warned his Chelsea team-mates that they must continue to work hard after their 2-1 victory over Leicester City on Saturday. Morata scored once again as he helped to fire Antonio Conte’s men to their third straight Premier League victory at the King Power Stadium. The Spanish str...
Sport Review - Mon Sep 11 9:15 AM
Pedro Rodriguez has hailed Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante as “the complete player”. The France international has been a key part of two title-winning teams over the past two seasons as Kante won the Premier League crown with Leicester City and Chelsea. The 26-year-old was named the PFA player of...
Sport Review - Mon Sep 11 9:00 AM
Nemanja Matic has promised that Manchester United will work hard to remain at the top of the table for the remainder of the season. The Red Devils came from behind to take the lead at Stoke City thanks to goals from Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku. However, Manchester United were denied three p...
Sport Review - Mon Sep 11 8:45 AM
Antonio Conte has warned Chelsea’s title rivals that N’Golo Kante is getting even better following his match-winning performance in a 2-1 win at Leicester City. The defending Premier League champions were 2-1 winners against Kante’s former club Leicester on Saturday afternoon thanks to goals from...
Sport Review - Mon Sep 11 8:30 AM
Nemanja Matic has warned his Manchester United team-mates that they have to win games such as their stalemate at Stoke City to get their hands on the Premier League title. The Red Devils surrendered a second-half lead to settle for a 2-2 draw with Stoke City at the bet365 Stadium on Saturday even...
Sport Review - Mon Sep 11 7:00 AM
N’Golo Kante has welcomed the arrival of Chelsea summer signings Davide Zappacosta and Danny Drinkwater. The Blues lost 3-2 to Burnley at Stamford Bridge in their opening Premier League fixture to make a dreadful start to the defence of their top-flight crown. Chelsea responded with successive vi...
Sport Review - Mon Sep 11 6:00 AM
N’Golo Kante has admitted that it was a “special day” to score against his former club in Chelsea’s 2-1 win at Leicester City on Saturday evening. The Blues midfielder returned to the King Power Stadium for the second time since moving to Chelsea in a £30m deal from Leicester City back in the 201...
Sport Review - Mon Sep 11 5:40 AM
Antonio Conte has admitted that Eden Hazard still isn’t 100 per cent fit as the Chelsea forward works on his return from an ankle injury. The Blues star made his return from a broken ankle in Chelsea’s 2-1 victory over Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Hazard was a s...
Sport Review - Mon Sep 11 5:30 AM
Jose Mourinho has named Nemanja Matic as one of the best players that he has worked with during his managerial career. The Red Devils boss brought the Serbia international to Manchester United in a £40m deal from defending Premier League champions Chelsea in the summer transfer window. Mourinho w...
Sport Review - Mon Sep 11 12:15 AM
Antonio Conte has urged Chelsea fans to show patience with Eden Hazard after the forward’s return from an ankle injury. The Belgium international missed the start of the 2017-17 Premier League season due to a broken ankle which the 26-year-old forward sustained during international duty in May. H...