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Sport Review - Fri Apr 20 11:27 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 Apr 20 9:15 AM
Michael Owen is backing Chelsea FC to beat Southampton in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley on Sunday afternoon. The Blues have endured a difficult second season under Antonio Conte following a disappointing title defence. Chelsea FC are in fifth place in the Premier League table and five points a...
Sport Review - Fri Apr 20 7:50 AM
Chelsea FC have made Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri their top target to take over from Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge this summer, according to reports in the British media. The Daily Mail is reporting that the Blues have picked the Napoli boss as their prime candidate for the manager’s post aft...
Sport Review - Fri Apr 20 6:37 AM
Chelsea FC are set to battle with Tottenham Hotspur for the signature of Paris Saint-Germain left-back Layvin Kurzawa this summer, according to reports in the British media. The Daily Mirror is reporting that the Blues are keen on signing the 25-year-old left-back as they look to bolster their sq...
Sport Review - Fri Apr 20 6:37 AM
Mohamed Salah believes that he has become a more complete player since his time at Chelsea FC following his brilliant form for Liverpool FC this season. The Egypt international has been one of European football’s top performing players this season since his move to Anfield from AS Roma in the sum...
Sport Review - Fri Apr 20 5:43 AM
Ian Wright believes Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld would command a place at any of Spurs’ top-four rivals. The Belgium international has been out of favour at the north London side over the past few months due to ongoing uncertainty surrounding his future at Tottenham. Alderweireld...
Sport Review - Fri Apr 20 4:52 AM
Nemanja Matic has taken to social media to urge his Manchester United team-mates to keep their focus as they prepare for their FA Cup semi-final showdown with Tottenham on Saturday. Matic was a second-half substitute as Manchester United claimed a 2-0 win over Bournemouth in the top flight on Wed...
Sport Review - Fri Apr 20 12:17 AM
Antonio Conte has admitted that he doesn’t know whether Michy Batshuayi will be fit to play for Belgium in this summer’s World Cup after he was forced to cut short his loan spell at Borussia Dortmund due to injury. The Belgian striker has returned to Chelsea FC in recent days after suffering an a...
Sport Review - Fri Apr 20 12:17 AM
Mohamed Salah has admitted that he has been keen to prove himself at Liverpool FC following his disappointing spell at Chelsea FC a few years ago. The Egypt international has been one of the Premier League’s top performing players since his arrival back in England from AS Roma in the summer trans...
Sport Review - Thu Apr 19 9:10 AM
Antonio Conte is refusing to rule out a top-four finish ahead of Chelsea FC’s clash against Burnley at Turf Moor on Thursday night. The west London side were handed a lifeline on Tuesday night after Brighton and Hove Albion held fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur to a 1-1 draw at the Amex Stadium. S...
Sport Review - Thu Apr 19 8:47 AM
Antonio Conte has refused to look too far into the future ahead of what could be a decisive week for the Chelsea FC boss. The Blues have been handed a lifeline in the top-four race after Tottenham Hotspur lost 3-2 to Premier League champions Manchester City at Wembley last weekend before Spurs we...
Sport Review - Thu Apr 19 8:47 AM
Antonio Conte has warned his Chelsea FC players to expect a tough clash against Burnley at Turf Moor on Thursday night. The Blues will make the trip to the midlands looking to secure successive Premier League victories for the first time since 30 December. Chelsea FC came from 2-0 down to record...
Sport Review - Thu Apr 19 7:30 AM
Chelsea FC will demand a transfer fee in excess of £50m to sell Michy Batshuayi to Borussia Dortmund this summer, according to reports in the British media. The Evening Standard is reporting that Borussia Dortmund are keen to try and make the striker’s loan move to the German club permanent this...
Sport Review - Thu Apr 19 6:38 AM
Michael Essien has issued his support for under-fire Chelsea FC boss Antonio Conte. The Italian coach was appointed as Guus Hiddink’s permanent replacement in 2016 and Conte led Chelsea FC to the Premier League title in his first season in charge. The Blues finished seven points ahead of their cl...
Sport Review - Thu Apr 19 6:38 AM
Chelsea FC are lining up a £35m transfer bid to sign Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri, according to reports in the British media. The Daily Mirror is reporting that the west London side have selected the 26-year-old midfielder as one of their top targets this summer as they prepare to revamp the...
Sport Review - Thu Apr 19 5:30 AM
Antonio Conte has spoken of his delight at Chelsea FC defender Marcos Alonso securing a place in the PFA Premier League team of the year. The Spanish full-back has been one of the big positives for the Blues in an otherwise frustrating campaign. Alonso has scored six times and has made two assist...
Sport Review - Wed Apr 18 10:53 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 Apr 18 9:23 AM
Pat Nevin has warned Chelsea FC that Burnley will throw everything at Antonio Conte’s side at Turf Moor on Thursday night. The Blues will make the trip to Burnley on Thursday night in search of successive Premier League victories. Chelsea FC came from 2-0 down to Southampton to emerge 3-2 winners...
Sport Review - Wed Apr 18 8:54 AM
Chelsea FC are keen to sign Real Madrid playmaker Marco Asensio in the summer transfer window, according to a report in Spain. Don Balon, as quoted by the Daily Star, is reporting that the deposed Premier League champions are looking to improve their attacking options ahead of next season after s...
Sport Review - Wed Apr 18 8:15 AM
Pat Nevin has defended Alvaro Morata’s performance in Chelsea FC’s 3-2 win at Southampton at St Mary’s in the Premier League last weekend. The Spain international was substituted in the second half of the west London side’s comeback victory over Southampton at St Mary’s. January signing Olivier G...
Sport Review - Wed Apr 18 6:43 AM
Paul Merson is backing Burnley to beat Chelsea FC and move ahead of Arsenal in the Premier League table. Sean Dyche’s tenacious side are in seventh place in the Premier League table but a mere two points adrift of Arsenal in the race to secure a Europa League spot for the 2018-19 campaign. Burnle...
Sport Review - Wed Apr 18 5:58 AM
Pat Nevin hailed Olivier Giroud as the “best in the business” in terms of scoring goals at the near post after the Chelsea FC signing inspired a 3-2 comeback win at Southampton on Saturday. The recently deposed English champions appeared to be heading for a humiliating loss to the FA Cup semi-fin...
Sport Review - Wed Apr 18 5:18 AM
Pat Nevin has warned Chelsea FC to be prepared for their toughest away game of the Premier League season at Burnley on Thursday night. The west London outfit came from 2-0 down to secure a 3-2 win against 18th-placed Southampton in the Premier League table last weekend. Olivier Giroud came off th...
Sport Review - Tue Apr 17 10:02 AM
Olivier Giroud has insisted that Chelsea FC will not give up hope of finishing in the top four this season. The Blues are currently in fifth place in the Premier League table and seven points behind fourth-placed Tottenham with just five games left to play this term. Their current position means...
Sport Review - Tue Apr 17 8:32 AM
Danny Drinwater could move to West Ham United to end his Chelsea FC nightmare at the end of the season, according to a report in England. The Daily Mirror, as reported by talkSPORT, is claiming that the England international could be sold to their London rivals West Ham in the 2018 summer transfe...
Sport Review - Tue Apr 17 7:11 AM
Eden Hazard took to social media salute Olivier Giroud after the striker helped to inspire Chelsea FC’s dramatic comeback against Southampton on Saturday. The west London side found themselves 2-0 down in the second half at St Mary’s before Giroud came off the bench to help Antonio Conte’s men cl...
Sport Review - Tue Apr 17 6:56 AM
Antonio Rudiger has admitted that he has no idea why he was dropped by Chelsea FC boss Antonio Conte for the Blues’ clash against Southampton on Saturday. The German defender was left out of the match-day squad for the Blues as Chelsea FC managed to come from two goals down to earn a 3-2 win … ...
Sport Review - Tue Apr 17 5:34 AM
Garth Crooks believes Chelsea FC winger Willian has been the defending Premier League champions’ best player this season. The Brazil international started the season out of favour under Antonio Conte after Willian struggled to hold down a regular starting spot last term. Indeed, Willian started 1...
Sport Review - Tue Apr 17 5:05 AM
Garth Crooks has warned Chelsea FC that selling Willian to Manchester United would be handing the Red Devils the Premier League title. The Brazil international has struggled to hold down a regular spot in the Chelsea FC team since Antonio Conte’s appointment in 2016. The Blues won the Premier Lea...
Sport Review - Tue Apr 17 4:41 AM
Massimiliano Allegri has insisted that he is happy at Juventus despite the speculation linking him with the Chelsea FC and Arsenal jobs ahead of next season. Chelsea FC are widely expected to change their manager this summer after a largely disappointing second campaign in charge for Antonio Cont...
Sport Review - Tue Apr 17 12:24 AM
Antonio Conte has challenged his players to up their game between now and the end of the season after Chelsea FC’s dramatic 3-2 win over Southampton on Saturday. The Blues game from two goals down to claim all three points against the Saints thanks to two second-half goals from Olivier Giroud and...
Sport Review - Mon Apr 16 8:56 AM
Pat Nevin believes N’Golo Kante has been just as good in the current campaign as last season but his performances haven’t stood out due to Chelsea FC’s form. The France international has won the Premier League title in the past two seasons but Kante looks set to miss out on the top-flight crown t...
Sport Review - Mon Apr 16 7:45 AM
Gary Cahill has conceded that it is unlikely that Chelsea FC will be able to finish in the top four this season. The Blues are currently in fifth place in the Premier League table with just five games left to play. Chelsea FC did return to winning ways in the top flight when they came … The pos...
Sport Review - Mon Apr 16 6:47 AM
Chelsea FC are among the clubs interested in signing Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich this summer, according to reports in the British media. The Daily Star is reporting that the west London club are “on alert” after the striker was offered to a host of Europe’s top clubs this summer. Accord...
Sport Review - Mon Apr 16 12:19 AM
Antonio Conte has admitted that he was “very angry” with his Chelsea FC players at half-time during their clash with Southampton on Saturday. The Blues found themselves 1-0 down at the break at St Mary’s after having struggled to get into the game against the Saints. Southampton then made it 2-0...
Sport Review - Sun Apr 15 6:01 PM
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 - Sun Apr 15 9:50 AM
Antonio Conte has hinted that Olivier Giroud is close to replacing him as Chelsea FC’s first choice striker. Giroud came off the bench to inspire Chelsea FC to a 3-2 victory over Southampton at St Mary’s on Saturday after Morata had started up front for the Blues. Morata had failed to find the ne...
Sport Review - Sun Apr 15 8:04 AM
Eden Hazard has admitted that finishing outside the top four this season would be “not good” for Chelsea FC. The Blues have struggled to produce consistent form in the Premier League this term under Antonio Conte to leave their hopes of finishing in the top four in serious doubt. Chelsea FC are c...
Sport Review - Sun Apr 15 7:43 AM
Antonio Conte has deflected questions about his future at Chelsea FC by insisting that he is simply focused on helping the Blues enjoy a strong end to the season. The west London side have been struggling to produce consistent form in recent weeks and they currently find themselves in fifth place...
Sport Review - Sun Apr 15 6:46 AM
Antonio Conte has talked up the importance of Andreas Christensen for his Chelsea FC team. The Danish defender has broken into the first team at Stamford Bridge this season after having returned from a two-year loan spell at Borussia Monchengladbach in the summer last year. Christensen has earned...
Sport Review - Sun Apr 15 6:46 AM
Antonio Conte has admitted that Danny Drinkwater is having an “unlucky” first season at Chelsea FC following his move from Leicester City last summer. The England midfielder has endured something of a disappointing and frustrating start to his career at the west London club after having signed fr...
Sport Review - Sun Apr 15 5:12 AM
Chelsea FC are set to battle both Manchester United and Manchester City for the signature of Eder Militao from Sao Paulo, according to reports in the British media. The Daily Mirror, as quoted by The Sun, is reporting that the Blues are keen to try and bring the 20-year-old wonderkid to the Premi...
Sport Review - Sun Apr 15 4:43 AM
Pedro Rodriguez has taken to social media to celebrate Chelsea FC’s dramatic 3-2 comeback win over Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon. The Blues found themselves to be 2-0 after 60 minutes at St Mary’s but managed to fight back and get back into the game to claim a 3-2 win. S...
Sport Review - Sun Apr 15 12:36 AM
Eden Hazard has admitted that he is not happy with his recent form for Chelsea FC. It has been a difficult few weeks for the west London side, who have struggled to produce consistent performances under Antonio Conte in all competitions. Their stuttering form has caused them to be knocked out of...
Sport Review - Sat Apr 14 3:17 PM
Oliver Giroud has revealed that he told Eden Hazard to “keep believing” before he helped Chelsea FC to mount a dramatic 3-2 comeback at Southampton on Saturday. Chelsea FC found themselves 2-0 down after 60 minutes at St Mary’s in the Premier League clash as they looked to be heading towards anot...
Sport Review - Sat Apr 14 2:54 PM
Gary Lineker has taken to social media to react to Chelsea FC’s dramatic 3-2 win over Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday lunchtime. The Blues fell behind in the 21st minute at St Mary’s when Dusan Tadic gave the home side the lead. And Southampton doubled their lead on the hour-mark wh...
Sport Review - Sat Apr 14 12:31 PM
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 Apr 14 8:55 AM
Manchester City have prioritised signing Chelsea FC star Eden Hazard in the summer transfer window, according to a report in England. The Citizens are still reeling from their 5-1 loss to Premier League rivals Liverpool FC in the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday night. Spanish media out...
Sport Review - Sat Apr 14 8:13 AM
Alvaro Morata has blamed his poor recent form for Chelsea FC on his back injury. The Spanish striker made a strong start to his Blues career after having signed for the west London side from Real Madrid in the summer transfer window last year. However, his form tailed off later in the season afte...
Sport Review - Sat Apr 14 7:22 AM
Chelsea FC have enquired about the possibility of appointing Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri as their next manager, according to reports in the British media. The Daily Mirror is claiming that the west London side have “sounded out” the 59-year-old about the possibility of him taking over from Antonio...
Sport Review - Sat Apr 14 6:53 AM
Chelsea FC chiefs are keen for Alvaro Morata to remain at the club beyond the summer transfer window despite the speculation about his future, according to reports in Italy. Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport, as quoted by website football.london, is reporting that Roman Abramovich and Marina...
Sport Review - Sat Apr 14 6:18 AM
Arsenal will battle it out with Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain for the signature of Kenedy this summer, according to a report in England. ESPN, as quoted by the Daily Mirror, is reporting that the Gunners are interested in signing the Brazilian midfielder, who is currently on loan at Newca...
Sport Review - Sat Apr 14 6:09 AM
Paul Merson is backing Chelsea FC to ease to a comfortable 3-1 win against Southampton in the Premier League at St Mary’s on Saturday. The Blues will make the trip to the south coast looking to secure their first Premier League win since a 2-1 win against Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on 10 M...
Sport Review - Sat Apr 14 5:07 AM
Tottenham Hotspur are aiming to beat the likes of Chelsea FC to the signature of Arthur Masuaku in the summer transfer window, according to reports in the British media. The Sun is reporting that Spurs are keen on signing the full-back in the summer window as Mauricio Pochettino looks to bolster...
Sport Review - Sat Apr 14 4:36 AM
Alvaro Morata has admitted that his first season at Chelsea FC has been something of a disappointment, but has vowed to help the Blues lift the FA Cup. The Blues have been in stuttering form in recent months and they have dramatically fallen out of the race for a top-four finish in the Premier Le...
Sport Review - Sat Apr 14 12:17 AM
Mark Lawrenson is fully expecting to see Chelsea FC miss out on a top-four finish this season. The Blues suffered yet another damaging blow to their hopes of finishing in the Champions League qualification spots last weekend when they were pegged back and held to a 1-1 draw by West Ham United at...