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Sport Review - Thu Oct 19 11:45 PM
Eden Hazard has challenged his Chelsea team-mates to win the Champions League this season. The west London side had to come from behind to secure a thrilling 3-3 draw with Roma at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night as Hazard scored twice for Antonio Conte’s men. The result left Chelsea top of the...
Sport Review - Thu Oct 19 11:30 PM
Steven Gerrard has admitted that Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic is one of the best players he has ever faced. The Serbian midfielder has slotted straight into first-team affairs at Old Trafford since joining the club from Chelsea in the summer transfer window. Many were surprised that...
Sport Review - Thu Oct 19 10:00 AM
Eden Hazard must step his game up and rediscover the form which led to him winning the PFA player of the year award with Chelsea two seasons ago, according to Lothar Matthaus. The 26-year-old playmaker has been gradually working his way back to full fitness for the west London side after having s...
Sport Review - Thu Oct 19 8:45 AM
Jamie Redknapp has ruled out Chelsea retaining the Premier League title this season. The defending champions suffered a surprise 2-1 loss to Premier League’s basement club Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon. Summer signing Tiemoue Bakayoko cancelled out Cesar Azpilicueta’s own...
Sport Review - Thu Oct 19 7:45 AM
Davide Zappacosta has admitted that he is enjoying life in “beautiful” London but revealed that his girlfriend won’t be joining him in the capital until next month. The Italian defender secured a late transfer to Stamford Bridge from Serie A side Torino on deadline day back in August and he has b...
Sport Review - Thu Oct 19 6:25 AM
Frank Lampard has revealed that he has always been a keen admirer of Alvaro Morata, even before he signed for Chelsea. The Spanish striker has made a strong start to life at Stamford Bridge since signing for the Blues from Real Madrid in the summer. Morata has scored six goals and made two assist...
Sport Review - Thu Oct 19 5:30 AM
Antonio Conte has confirmed that Chelsea attempted to sign Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan in the past. The defending Premier League champions were linked with a move to sign the Belgium international in the 2016 summer transfer window following Conte’s appointment as their manager. Defending ch...
Sport Review - Thu Oct 19 4:40 AM
Ian Wright has warned Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho that they will have to step their game up if they want to win the Premier League title this season. The Red Devils were held to a goalless draw by Liverpool in the Premier League last weekend as they produced a defensive display at Anfiel...
Sport Review - Thu Oct 19 12:15 AM
Frank Lampard believes that Chelsea could be left scrapping for a top-four finish in the Premier League this season and instead focus on Champions League affairs. The Blues have been in stuttering form in recent weeks in the Premier League and they suffered a shock 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace at S...
Sport Review - Wed Oct 18 11:45 PM
Frank Lampard has revealed that he has been hugely impressed by the strong start Alvaro Morata has made to life at Chelsea since his transfer to the club in the summer. The 24-year-old was brought to Stamford Bridge from Real Madrid by Antonio Conte after the Blues deemed Diego Costa to be surplu...
Sport Review - Wed Oct 18 10:18 PM
Frank Lampard believes that Chelsea will be quite happy with a point after their thrilling 3-3 draw with Roma in the Champions League on Wednesday night. The Blues ended up having to come from behind to claim a point against the Serie A side at Stamford Bridge in their third Champions League grou...
Sport Review - Wed Oct 18 10:03 PM
Eden Hazard was not pleased to see Chelsea end up having to settle for a point after their 3-3 draw with Roma in the Champions League on Wednesday night. The west London side were 2-0 up thanks to goals from Hazard and David Luiz but the visitors battled back into the game and led 3-2 … The pos...
Sport Review - Wed Oct 18 9:40 PM
Gary Lineker heaped praise on Edin Dzeko after he inspired Roma to a thrilling 3-3 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night. Chelsea led 2-0 in the first half thanks to goals from David Luiz and Eden Hazard in west London, but Roma equalised before half-time thanks to Aleksandar...
Sport Review - Wed Oct 18 10:00 AM
Pat Nevin admits N’Golo Kante is irreplaceable in the Chelsea team. The Blues midfielder is sidelined with a hamstring injury which the 26-year-old suffered during France’s World Cup qualifier with Bulgaria last weekend. Kante was forced to sit out Chelsea’s 2-1 loss to the Premier League’s basem...
Sport Review - Wed Oct 18 9:30 AM
Pat Nevin believes there is a case to suggest Chelsea should have kept Tammy Abraham at Stamford Bridge for the 2017-18 season. The Blues allowed the promising 20-year-old striker to move to Swansea City on a season-long loan after signing Alvaro Morata in a £58m deal from La Liga giants Real Mad...
Sport Review - Wed Oct 18 9:00 AM
Chris Sutton has claimed that Chelsea boss Antonio Conte made a big mistake not strengthening his squad in the summer transfer window. The Blues manager led the west London side to the Premier League title in his first full season in charge at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea finished seven points clear...
Sport Review - Wed Oct 18 8:30 AM
Pat Nevin has warned Antonio Conte about rushing back Alvaro Morata into the Chelsea team for the visit of AS Roma on Wednesday night. The Spain international suffered a hamstring problem during Chelsea’s 1-0 loss to Manchester City at Stamford Bridge in their last Premier League game before the...
Sport Review - Wed Oct 18 8:00 AM
Chris Sutton believes Chelsea’s poor start to the season is the direct result of a disappointing transfer window. The defending Premier League champions have already lost three games in their opening eight games to leave Chelsea nine points adrift of leaders Manchester City. The Blues suffered a...
Sport Review - Wed Oct 18 7:15 AM
Michy Batshuayi will leave Chelsea in the January transfer window, according to Tony Cascarino. The Belgian striker has struggled to hold down a regular spot in the first team at Stamford Bridge since his arrival at the club from French side Marseille in the summer of 2016. Batshuayi has scored s...
Sport Review - Wed Oct 18 6:45 AM
Alvaro Morata will start for Chelsea against Roma in Wednesday’s Champions League clash at Stamford Bridge, according to reports in the British media. The Daily Express is reporting that the Spanish striker is in line to make his return to the Blues team and feature from the start for Antonio Con...
Sport Review - Wed Oct 18 6:10 AM
Chris Sutton believes Alvaro Morata’s form has put pressure on Chelsea back-up striker Michy Batshuayi. The Belgium international was drafted into the Chelsea team to replace Morata for the defending champions’ trip to Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon. The 24-year-old striker lasted 57 minute...
Sport Review - Wed Oct 18 5:50 AM
Michael Owen is backing Chelsea to respond to their recent Premier League setbacks with a comfortable win against Roma at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night. The defending Premier League champions suffered a 2-1 loss to the division’s basement club Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday afte...
Sport Review - Wed Oct 18 5:30 AM
Chris Sutton has claimed that Chelsea boss Antonio Conte doesn’t trust Michy Batshuayi. The Blues manager was forced to rely on Batshuayi following Alvaro Morata’s hamstring injury during Chelsea’s 1-0 loss to Premier League leaders Manchester City. Conte opted to replace Morata with Willian duri...
Sport Review - Wed Oct 18 5:10 AM
Pat Nevin is confident Chelsea will beat Roma in the Champions League on Wednesday night before securing a win against Watford in the Premier League next weekend. The defending Premier League champions lost 2-1 to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park last weekend as Cesar Azpilicueta’s own goal and Wi...
Sport Review - Wed Oct 18 4:50 AM
Pat Nevin believes Danny Drinkwater must be in torture following a tough start to his Chelsea career. The Blues signed the England international in a £35m deal from 2016 Premier League champions Leicester City on transfer deadline day in the summer transfer window. Drinkwater is still waiting to...
Sport Review - Wed Oct 18 4:30 AM
Pat Nevin is confident Antonio Conte will be ready for the challenge of Chelsea taking on Roma in the Champions League on Wednesday night. The Blues will be looking to make a swift returning to winning ways following a 2-1 loss to the Premier League’s basement club Crystal Palace. Tiemoue Bakayok...
Sport Review - Wed Oct 18 12:15 AM
Eden Hazard is not in the shape needed to produce his best form for Chelsea, according to Charlie Nicholas. The Belgian playmaker has been working his way back to full fitness after recovering from a serious ankle injury suffered while on international duty at the start of the summer. Hazard earn...
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...