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Sport Review - Thu Jan 18 11:30 PM
Gianfranco Zola has sent a warning to Michy Batshuayi and has urged the striker to step his game up at Chelsea. The Belgian forward has struggled to hold down a regular spot in the first team at Stamford Bridge since his move to Chelsea from Marseille in the summer of 2016. Indeed, Batshuayi has...
Sport Review - Thu Jan 18 10:30 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 Jan 18 10:15 AM
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich isn’t worried about missing out on the signing of Arsenal contract rebel Alexis Sanchez, according to Sky Sports News reporter Kaveh Solhekol. The Chile international remains one of the hottest prospects in the January transfer market and has been attracting interes...
Sport Review - Thu Jan 18 9:30 AM
Paul Merson is tipping Chelsea FC to finish in fifth place in the Premier League table this season. The Blues have dropped down into fourth place in the Premier League table after their disappointing goalless draw at the hands of Leicester City last weekend at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea were crowne...
Sport Review - Thu Jan 18 9:00 AM
Chelsea need to address the lack of goals in their team to stop Tottenham Hotspur securing fourth spot in the Premier League table, according to Charlie Nicholas. The defending Premier League champions are in fourth place in the table but level on points with Liverpool FC after last weekend’s goa...
Sport Review - Thu Jan 18 7:20 AM
Jermaine Jenas was impressed by Kenedy’s performance for Chelsea in their FA Cup clash with Norwich City on Wednesday night at Stamford Bridge. The Brazilian was handed a rare start by Antonio Conte and put in a solid shift in west London during the FA Cup third-round clash. The 21-year-old has o...
Sport Review - Thu Jan 18 7:00 AM
Chelsea FC have made contact with AS Roma about the possibility of signing Brazilian defender Emerson Palmieri this month, according to reports in Italy. Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, as quoted by Metro, is reporting that the Blues are interested in bringing the 23-year-old to Stamford B...
Sport Review - Thu Jan 18 6:25 AM
Antonio Conte has said that Ethan Ampadu deserves chances to impress in the first team for Chelsea FC following his hard work this season. Ampadu has been getting used to life at Stamford Bridge after having signed for the Blues from Exeter City in the summer transfer window. The 17-year-old has...
Sport Review - Thu Jan 18 6:15 AM
Tony Cottee believes Chelsea forward Eden Hazard could move to Real Madrid in the summer in a deal easily worth £150m or more. The Belgium international has been regularly linked with a move to the La Liga giants over the past three or four seasons. Hazard has established himself as one of the be...
Sport Review - Thu Jan 18 5:50 AM
Chelsea will have to pay around £20m to sign Roma defender Emerson Palmieri in January, according to reporter Keith Downie. The defending Premier League champions are in the market to sign a defender to improve their options at the back heading into the final months of the 2017-18 Premier League...
Sport Review - Thu Jan 18 5:30 AM
David Moyes insists he isn’t aware of Chelsea’s supposed interest in West Ham striker Andy Carroll. The England international has emerged as a surprise target for the defending Premier League champions over the past couple of weeks. Chelsea are in the market to sign a proven striker in the Januar...
Sport Review - Thu Jan 18 5:10 AM
Antonio Conte is obsessed with the idea of Chelsea signing a target man, according to Sky Sports News reporter Kaveh Solhekol. The defending Premier League champions are in the market to sign a striker to provide cover for summer signing Alvaro Morata, who has struggled with confidence and form i...
Sport Review - Thu Jan 18 4:50 AM
Ross Barkley looked to be in good shape as he trained with his new Chelsea team-mates at Cobham on Tuesday as he continues to get used to life at Stamford Bridge. The midfielder signed a five-and-a-half year contract with the west London side at the start of the month as Chelsea made their first...
Sport Review - Thu Jan 18 4:40 AM
Liverpool FC are in pole position to sign defender Emerson Palmieri from Roma this month, according to reports in the Italian media. Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, as quoted by Metro, is claiming that Liverpool FC are in fact ahead of Chelsea in the race for the 23-year-old’s signature....
Sport Review - Thu Jan 18 4:30 AM
Antonio Conte was right to take a risk on signing Ross Barkley from Everton for Chelsea this month, according to Nigel Reo-Coker. The Blues completed a deal to land the England midfielder earlier in the month as their first signing of the January transfer window. Barkley will be hoping to establi...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 17 11:45 PM
Chelsea FC have made contact with West Ham United about the possibility of signing Andy Carroll in the January transfer window, according to reports in the British media. Sky Sports is reporting that the Blues have contacted their London rivals with the “intent” of wrapping up a deal to land the...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 17 11:01 PM
Eden Hazard admitted Chelsea had to show great character to secure a 5-3 penalty shootout win against Norwich City in the FA Cup third round on Wednesday night. The Blues welcomed the Championship side to Stamford Bridge looking to end a five-game winless run in the FA Cup and the Premier League....
Sport Review - Wed Jan 17 10:50 PM
Jermaine Jenas claimed that Michy Batshuayi did not have a good game during Chelsea’s FA Cup clash with Norwich City at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night. Batshuayi, whose future at Stamford Bridge has been a source of speculation in recent days, struggled like most of his team-mates in the firs...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 17 10:56 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 - Wed Jan 17 10:00 AM
Kevin Kilbane is backing Antonio Conte to get the best out of Chelsea signing Ross Barkley. The Blues manager signed the England international in a £15m deal from Everton in the January transfer window. Barkley arrived at Chelsea in a cut-price deal from Everton with less than six months remainin...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 17 8:30 AM
Jamie Redknapp has encouraged Antonio Conte to send Chelsea summer signing Alvaro Morata on holiday to recharge his batteries. The Spain international has struggled badly over the past month after the striker struggled to cope with the demands of England’s relentless festive schedule. Morata move...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 17 7:45 AM
West Ham United are worried that Andy Carroll could have had his “head turned” by the prospect of a loan move to Chelsea this month, according to reports in the British media. The Daily Mirror is reporting that the east London side have been offered a swap deal by Chelsea which would see Michy Ba...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 17 7:00 AM
Chelsea are set to fail in their bid to sign Andy Carroll on loan because West Ham United will only consider a permanent transfer, according to reports in the British media. The London Evening Standard is reporting that the Blues are hoping to add another forward to their squad in the mid-season...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 17 5:40 AM
Antonio Conte has poured cold water on talk of Chelsea signing Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal in the January transfer window. The defending Premier League champions have emerged as surprise targets to sign the Chile international from their bitter London rivals this month. Sanchez was initially link...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 17 5:00 AM
Ross Barkley needs to improve his decision making on the ball to be a success at Chelsea, Kevin Kilbane has warned. The England international completed a £15m move to defending Premier League champions Chelsea from Everton in the January transfer window. Barkley’s transfer fee was significantly l...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 17 4:45 AM
Marcos Alonso has taken to social media to poke fun at Tiemoue Bakayoko for his outfit at the Chelsea training ground on Tuesday. Bakayoko is currently getting to grips with life at Chelsea following his transfer to the west London club from Moanco back in July last year. Although Bakayoko has be...
Sport Review - Tue Jan 16 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 - Tue Jan 16 9:45 AM
Chelsea are considering a transfer move to sign Richmond Boakye from Red Star Belgrade this month, according to reports in the British media. The Daily Telegraph is reporting that the Blues are keeping a close eye on Boakye’s situation and could add him to a list of potential striker recruits for...
Sport Review - Tue Jan 16 8:30 AM
Steve McClaren believes Ross Barkley will slot into the Chelsea midfield alongside Cesc Fabregas and N’Golo Kante. The Premier League title holders completed a £15m transfer swoop for the Everton midfielder in the January transfer window. Barkley will bolster Chelsea’s midfield options and add mo...
Sport Review - Tue Jan 16 8:00 AM
Chelsea would have to wait until the summer to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal, according to French reporter Julien Laurens. The defending Premier League champions have been heavily linked with a move to sign the Chile international over the past 12 months or so. Indeed, Vidal played u...
Sport Review - Tue Jan 16 7:15 AM
Arsenal and Chelsea both want to sign Watford forward Richarlison in the summer transfer window, according to reports in the British media. The Sun is reporting that the two London clubs could be set to go head to head in the race to sign the 20-year-old Brazilian attacker, who has been in top fo...
Sport Review - Tue Jan 16 6:45 AM
Chelsea are prepared to take Andy Carroll on loan from West Ham until the end of the season as Antonio Conte looks to bolster his attacking options at Stamford Bridge, according to reports in the British media. The Daily Telegraph is reporting that the west London side are ready to ramp up their...
Sport Review - Tue Jan 16 6:00 AM
Pat Nevin has admitted that he has been disappointed with Ross Barkley’s lack of progress in recent seasons. The England midfielder completed a £15m move to Everton from defending Premier League champions Chelsea last week. Barkley has signed a four-and-a-half-year deal with the title holders as...
Sport Review - Tue Jan 16 5:20 AM
Craig Burley has warned Ross Barkley that he is in the “real limelight” at Chelsea. The England international completed a cut-price £15m move to the defending Premier League champions from his boyhood club Everton last week. Barkley has put pen to paper on a lucrative four-and-a-half-year contrac...
Sport Review - Tue Jan 16 4:50 AM
Alexandre Lacazette and Alvaro Morata are both struggling for confidence at Arsenal and Chelsea right now, according to Jamie Redknapp. Both strikers have been getting used to life at their new London clubs after having secured transfers to the Premier League from foreign clubs in the summer wind...
Sport Review - Tue Jan 16 4:45 AM
Chelsea have held talks with Richarlison’s agent about the possibility of a move from Watford to Stamford Bridge in the summer transfer window, according to reports. Website Goal is reporting that the west London side have already discussed a potential move for the promising 20-year-old Brazilian...
Sport Review - Mon Jan 15 11:45 PM
Antonio Conte has hinted that Ross Barkley could be set to make his debut for Chelsea when the Blues take on Norwich City at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night. The west London side are set to welcome the Canaries to Stamford Bridge for the replay of their FA Cup third round clash this week. Bark...
Sport Review - Mon Jan 15 9:00 AM
Ross Barkley needs to stop trying to do everything and learn to do the right thing, Pat Nevin has told the Chelsea signing. The defending Premier League champions signed the 24-year-old attacker in a cut-price £15m deal from Everton at the weekend. Barkley has signed a new four-and-a-half-year de...
Sport Review - Mon Jan 15 8:15 AM
Chelsea want to sign a striker in the mould of Fernando Llorente in the January transfer window, according to reporter Jason Burt. The Blues have been linked with a move to sign a centre-forward on a regular basis over the past month or so. Summer signing Alvaro Morata has lost confidence and for...
Sport Review - Mon Jan 15 7:30 AM
Antonio Conte has confirmed that he opted to bring off both Eden Hazard and Cesc Fabregas in Chelsea FC’s clash with Leicester on Saturday because they both looked very tired. The Chelsea boss opted to bring both of the midfielders off in the 58th minute at Stamford Bridge as the Blues pressed fo...
Sport Review - Mon Jan 15 6:25 AM
Antonio Conte has moved to play down fears about Gary Cahill’s fitness levels after the defender was forced off in the first half of Chelsea FC’s goalless draw with Leicester on Saturday. The Blues captain had started the game but had to be replaced by Andreas Christensen in the 33rd minute at St...
Sport Review - Mon Jan 15 6:15 AM
Pat Nevin has questioned whether Andy Carroll would be a good addition to the Chelsea team. The Blues have been linked with a surprise move to sign the England international from West Ham United in the January transfer window. Antonio Conte has made no secret of his desire to add more numbers – a...
Sport Review - Mon Jan 15 5:40 AM
Ross Barkley can go to the next level at Chelsea, Steve McClaren has claimed. The England international completed a £15m move to the defending Premier League champions Chelsea last week. Barkley has signed a four-and-a-half year deal with the west London side to start a new chapter in his career....
Sport Review - Mon Jan 15 4:50 AM
Tony Gale is tipping Chelsea to sign at least a couple more players in the January transfer window. The Blues have already been active this month after concluding a deal to land Ross Barkley from Everton at the turn of the year. Chelsea have also tied defender Andreas Christensen down to a new lo...
Sport Review - Mon Jan 15 12:15 AM
Alvaro Morata has admitted to Chelsea FC fans that he is desperate to rediscover his top form for the west London side. The striker has been struggling to find the net in recent weeks and once again drew a blank in Chelsea’s goalless draw with Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. It was...
Sport Review - Sun Jan 14 11:30 PM
Antonio Conte has insisted that Chelsea FC’s lack of goals in recent games is not just down to Alvaro Morata’s finishing. The west London side stuttered to their third goalless draw in a row on Saturday afternoon when they were held to a stalemate by Leicester City at Stamford Bridge in the Premi...
Sport Review - Sun Jan 14 8:45 AM
Pat Nevin has poured cold water on the suggestion Chelsea could re-sign Daniel Sturridge. The England international has fallen down the pecking order at Liverpool FC due to persistent injury problems over the past three or four seasons. Sturridge hasn’t been able to stay injury-free since Jurgen...
Sport Review - Sun Jan 14 7:15 AM
Antonio Conte has admitted that he is a huge admirer of Jamie Vardy amid reports that Chelsea could be interested in signing the Leicester City striker – but said he is not a target for the Blues. The Leicester City forward is widely considered to be one of the finest attacking talents in the Pre...
Sport Review - Sun Jan 14 7:01 AM
Antonio Conte has admitted that he would love to see Chelsea complete a move to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal this month. The 29-year-old’s future has been a relentless source of speculation in recent months after both he and Mesut Ozil entered into the final few weeks of their contracts at Th...
Sport Review - Sun Jan 14 6:25 AM
Antonio Conte has told Chelsea FC fans that he is not concerned about Alvaro Morata’s recent goal drought for the Blues. Morata was one of six summer signings at Stamford Bridge last year as Conte brought the Spanish striker to Stamford Bridge from Real Madrid. The 25-year-old has made a solid st...
Sport Review - Sun Jan 14 6:10 AM
Dennis Wise has urged Chelsea boss Antonio Conte to avoid the temptation to panic buy in the January transfer window. The Blues manager has been linked with a number of players this month given his frustration at missing out on some top targets in the summer. Chelsea were unable to get a deal ove...
Sport Review - Sun Jan 14 4:40 AM
Ross Barkley looks to be enjoying getting into the thick of things at Chelsea after his January transfer to the west London club from Everton. The 24-year-old became Chelsea’s first signing of the January transfer window last week when the Blues completed a deal to land the England international...
Sport Review - Sun Jan 14 12:15 AM
Antonio Conte has hinted that Ross Barkley could make his first appearance for Chelsea FC in the FA Cup third round replay against Norwich City on Wednesday night. The midfielder became Chelsea’s first signing of the January transfer window earlier this month when he put pen to paper on a five-an...
Sport Review - Sat Jan 13 11:45 PM
Antonio Rudiger has insisted that Alvaro Morata has the full support of the Chelsea FC squad despite his dip in form in recent weeks. The Spanish striker has been getting used to life at Stamford Bridge since signing for the west London side from Real Madrid in the summer transfer window. Morata...
Sport Review - Sat Jan 13 5:31 PM
Gary Lineker has taken to social media to claim that Leicester City “battered” Chelsea in the first half of their 0-0 draw in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. The Blues and the Foxes played out a goalless draw in west London as neither team were able to break the deadlock after...
Sport Review - Sat Jan 13 10:45 AM
The latest football transfer gossip column from The Sport Review, featuring all of the latest Premier League transfer news and rumours. Here, we look at some of the top football transfer stories from the British and world media in The Sport Review’s Grapevine, published every morning in the lead-...
Sport Review - Sat Jan 13 10:15 AM
Ian Wright has questioned why Chelsea haven’t given Antonio Conte the funds to sign Arturo Vidal, Virgil van Dijk or Robert Lewandowski. The Premier League champions were linked with a potential move to sign Van Dijk from Southampton in the lead up to the January transfer window. However, Liverpo...
Sport Review - Sat Jan 13 9:00 AM
Riyad Mahrez won’t consider a move to Arsenal given the north London club’s dramatic regression, according to former Chelsea midfielder Dennis Wise. The Algeria international has been a long-term target for the Gunners since Mahrez helped Leicester City to win the Premier League title in 2014-15....
Sport Review - Sat Jan 13 5:50 AM
Chelsea and Manchester United are monitoring Gremio midfielder Arthur in the January transfer window, according to reports in England. The Daily Mail is reporting that the 21-year-old is a target for the Premier League duo, while the South American is also on the radar of Arsenal and Manchester C...
Sport Review - Sat Jan 13 5:47 AM
Dennis Wise has named Sergio Aguero, Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy as three Premier League strikers who could improve the Chelsea team in January. The defending Premier League champions are in the market to sign a new striker to add more depth to their squad and take the pressure off summer signing...
Sport Review - Sat Jan 13 5:40 AM
Eden Hazard has backed Philippe Coutinho’s decision to move to Barcelona from Liverpool FC. The Brazil international completed a reported £142m move to the Spanish club last week to end speculation surrounding his long-term future at the Anfield outfit. Coutinho scored 12 goals and made eight ass...
Sport Review - Sat Jan 13 4:40 AM
Eden Hazard has suggested that he’s decided to commit his future to Chelsea and sign a new contract with the west London side. The 27-year-old is widely considered to be one of the Premier League’s top attacking talents and has won the title twice with the Blues since his move to Stamford Bridge...
Sport Review - Sat Jan 13 12:00 AM
Mark Lawrenson is backing Chelsea to return to winning ways in the Premier League by beating Leicester City 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon. The Blues head into the game on the back of their thrilling 2-2 draw with Arsenal in the top flight last week as Arsene Wenger’s men managed to...
Sport Review - Fri Jan 12 11:30 PM
Matt Le Tissier believes that Michy Batshuayi is not quite at the level needed to succeed at Chelsea. The Belgian striker joined the Blues back in the summer of 2016 as one of Antonio Conte’s first signings since the Italian’s appointment at Stamford Bridge that summer. However, the 24-year-old h...
Sport Review - Fri Jan 12 9:30 AM
Ross Barkley has the potential to develop into an “outstanding” player at Chelsea under Antonio Conte, according to Liam Rosenior. The 24-year-old signed for the Blues last Friday as he became the west London club’s first acquisition of the January transfer window. Barkley has penned a five-and-a...
Sport Review - Fri Jan 12 7:45 AM
Willian has told Antonio Conte that he feels his performances have been improving significantly since being handed a more regular run in the Chelsea team. The Brazilian attacker is widely regarded as one of the Premier League’s finest attacking talents but he has found his playing time to be some...
Sport Review - Fri Jan 12 7:15 AM
Jamie Redknapp has lavished praise on Cesc Fabregas and has described the Chelsea midfielder as the “brain” in the Blues squad. The Spanish midfielder has been in good form for the Blues in recent months and has been earning plenty of praise for his performances for Antonio Conte’s men. The 30-ye...
Sport Review - Fri Jan 12 6:45 AM
Thierry Henry has warned Arsenal that they are set for a very difficult clash when they host Chelsea in the return leg of their League Cup semi-final clash later this month. The two sides played out a goalless draw in the first leg of their last-four clash at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night as...
Sport Review - Fri Jan 12 6:15 AM
Paul Merson is predicting that Chelsea will edge to a 2-0 win over Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon. The defending Premier League champions produced a disappointing performance in a goalless draw with Arsenal in the first leg of their League Cup semi-final clash at Stamford...
Sport Review - Fri Jan 12 5:30 AM
Michael Owen believes Chelsea will beat Leicester City to return to winning ways at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening. The defending Premier League champions played out a frustrated 2-2 draw with Arsenal in the Premier League at the Emirates Stadium last time out. Chelsea were in action on Wedn...
Sport Review - Fri Jan 12 12:15 AM
Thierry Henry has claimed that Eden Hazard is now looking happier than ever in a Chelsea shirt – and that’s the main reason behind his fine form. The 27-year-old has been earning plenty of praise for his performances for the west London side this season and has been one of Chelsea’s standout play...