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Sport Review - Tue Apr 24 10:19 AM
Juan Mata is ready to win another special FA Cup title with Manchester United after the Red Devils beat Tottenham Hotspur in the semi-final on Saturday. Manchester United were underdogs to beat Spurs following a 2-0 loss to Mauricio Pochettinio’s men at Wembley earlier this year. Tottenham appear...
Sport Review - Tue Apr 24 9:51 AM
Arsenal have been handed a major boost ahead of their crunch Europa League clash with Atletico Madrid after it was confirmed that Diego Costa will miss the game due to injury. Costa had been one of Arsenal’s chief tormentors during his time at Chelsea FC and regularly scored against the north Lon...
Sport Review - Tue Apr 24 9:25 AM
Eden Hazard is confident Olivier Giroud can fire Chelsea FC to FA Cup glory over Manchester United at Wembley next month. The Blues signed Giroud in a £24m deal from Arsenal in the January transfer window after the France international fell down the pecking order at the north London club in recen...
Sport Review - Tue Apr 24 9:06 AM
Steven Gerrard believes Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho will be in the spotlight when Chelsea FC take on Manchester United in the FA Cup final at Wembley next month. The Red Devils booked their place in the FA Cup showpiece thanks to a 2-1 win against Tottenham Hotspur despite falling behind in t...
Sport Review - Tue Apr 24 8:23 AM
Frank Lampard has lavished praise on Chelsea FC duo Cesar Azpilicueta and Alvaro Morata after the pair combined for the striker’s goal in a 2-0 win over Southampton in the FA Cup semi-final. The Blues took on Southampton at Wembley just a week after coming from 2-0 down to rescue a 3-2 victory at...
Sport Review - Tue Apr 24 8:00 AM
Antonio Conte praised Tiemoue Bakayoko for an “impressive” performance after he came off the bench in Chelsea FC’s 2-0 win over Southampton in the FA Cup on Sunday. The 23-year-old midfielder was a second half substitute at Wembley as his substitute appearance helped the Blues claim victory over...
Sport Review - Tue Apr 24 6:51 AM
Antonio Conte has admitted that he has been delighted by the impact Olivier Giroud has made at Chelsea FC after signing for the Blues from Arsenal in January. The French striker opted to leave the north London side and move to their local rivals at the turn of the year after having found his firs...
Sport Review - Tue Apr 24 6:51 AM
Mohamed Salah believes that he is a “different” player at Liverpool FC to the one who struggled at Chelsea FC a few years ago. The Egypt international has been one of European football’s top performers this season and the 25-year-old was voted as the PFA player of the year following his sparkling...
Sport Review - Tue Apr 24 6:33 AM
Antonio Conte has talked up Alvaro Morata’s “important” role in the Chelsea FC team after he helped to fire the Blues into the FA Cup final with a 2-0 win over Southampton on Sunday. Morata started the game on the bench as Conte preferred Olivier Giroud up front for the west London side, and the...
Sport Review - Tue Apr 24 5:21 AM
Steven Gerrard has defended Antonio Conte’s record at Chelsea FC after the Blues reached consecutive FA Cup finals. The west London side were 2-0 winners against Southampton in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley on Sunday courtesy of goals from Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata. Chelsea FC will have...
Sport Review - Tue Apr 24 4:45 AM
Olivier Giroud has talked up the importance of Chelsea FC winning the FA Cup this season after they booked their place in the final against Manchester United. Giroud scored the Blues’ opening goal as they claimed a 2-0 victory over Southampton in the semi-final clash at Wembley on Sunday to secur...
Sport Review - Tue Apr 24 12:45 AM
Antonio Conte has insisted that Manchester United will be the favourites to beat Chelsea FC in the FA Cup final next month. The Blues secured their place in the showpiece after having secured a dominant 2-0 victory over Southampton at Wembley on Sunday afternoon. Manchester United, meanwhile, boo...
Sport Review - Tue Apr 24 12:10 AM
Steven Gerrard has insisted that Chelsea FC fully deserve their place in the FA Cup final after their 2-0 victory over Southampton on Sunday. Goals from Olivier Giroud and substitute Alvaro Morata in the second half at Wembley secured the west London side’s place in the final for the second seaso...
Sport Review - Mon Apr 23 11:36 PM
Eden Hazard has insisted that he is excited about Chelsea FC having been pitted against Manchester United in the FA Cup final. The Blues booked their place in the showpiece at Wembley thanks to a 2-0 victory over Southampton in the semi-final clash on Sunday. Hazard was voted as the man of the ma...
Sport Review - Mon Apr 23 10:52 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 Apr 23 8:53 AM
Stuart Pearce has claimed that Chelsea FC are missing “some ingredients” in their second season under Antonio Conte. Chelsea FC won the Premier League title in Conte’s first season in charge of the Blues following his appointment in 2016. The Blues are in fifth place in the Premier League table a...
Sport Review - Mon Apr 23 8:36 AM
Antonio Conte is facing a dilemma whether to start Olivier Giroud or Alvaro Morata in his Chelsea FC team, Garth Crooks says. The defending Premier League champions signed Morata in a club record £65m deal from La Liga giants Real Madrid last summer. The Spanish forward scored nine times in his o...
Sport Review - Mon Apr 23 7:42 AM
Eden Hazard has admitted his frustration with how Chelsea FC have been performing in recent weeks. The Blues have struggled to produce consistent form since the turn of the year after having won the Premier League title in style last season. Chelsea FC are currently in fifth place and on course t...
Sport Review - Mon Apr 23 7:14 AM
Eden Hazard has admitted that he doesn’t feel that he has performed well for Chelsea FC for the last two months. The Blues have struggled to produce consistent displays this season after having won the Premier League title in style last term. Hazard missed the start of the season with an ankle in...
Sport Review - Mon Apr 23 6:25 AM
Eden Hazard has admitted that he “cannot be happy” at Chelsea FC unless the Blues are winning and challenging for top trophies. The Blues have struggled to produce consistent performances this season in what has been Antonio Conte’s second season in charge at the west London club. Chelsea FC are...
Sport Review - Mon Apr 23 6:25 AM
Jose Mourinho has warned Manchester United that Chelsea FC could still pip them to a top-four place – despite their commanding lead in the table. The Red Devils went from the elation of a 3-2 comeback win against Manchester City at The Etihad earlier this month to the disappointment of losing to...
Sport Review - Mon Apr 23 5:23 AM
Garth Crooks believes Chelsea FC will struggle to keep Eden Hazard without the lure of Champions League football. The Blues came from 2-0 down to rescue a 3-2 victory over Southampton in the Premier League at St Mary’s on Sunday. The west London side managed to leave the south coast with three po...
Sport Review - Mon Apr 23 12:33 AM
Michy Batshuayi has taken to social media to reveal that he is already on the road to recovery from the ankle injury that forced him to return to Chelsea FC. The Belgian striker had been on loan to Borussia Dortmund in the second half of the season but he picked up a serious-looking ankle injury...
Sport Review - Sun Apr 22 5:35 PM
Frank Lampard heaped praise on Eden Hazard after the Belgian playmaker helped to inspire Chelsea FC to a 2-0 win over Southampton in the FA Cup semi-finals on Sunday. Hazard was voted as the man of the match as the Blues secured a dominant victory over the Saints to set up a final clash against ...
Sport Review - Sun Apr 22 5:35 PM
Gary Lineker took to social media to praise Olivier Giroud after the striker helped to fire Chelsea FC into the FA Cup final at the expense of Southampton. The Blues headed into the game looking to build on their victory over Burnley in midweek in the Premier League. After a goalless first half a...
Sport Review - Sun Apr 22 5:35 PM
Frank Lampard praised the “incredible” Eden Hazard after Chelsea FC booked their place in the FA Cup final thanks to a 2-0 win over Southampton at Wembley. After a goalless first half at Wembley, Olivier Giroud gave the Blues the lead in the second half with a fine solo effort and finish from clo...
Sport Review - Sun Apr 22 7:37 AM
Nemanja Matic has urged Paul Pogba to take “more responsibility” at Manchester United following his stuttering form this season. Pogba has come in for some criticism in recent months for failing to produce consistent performances for Jose Mourinho’s men. The Frenchman has shown flashes of brillia...
Sport Review - Sun Apr 22 7:37 AM
Victor Moses has insisted that Chelsea FC have not given up hope of finishing in the top four this season. The Blues kept their faint hopes of Champions League qualification alive on Thursday night when they sealed a 2-1 win over Burnley to close the gap to fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur down to...
Sport Review - Sun Apr 22 6:41 AM
Antonio Conte has hinted that Emerson Palmieri could start for Chelsea FC in their FA Cup semi-final clash against Southampton on Sunday. The 23-year-old Brazilian has been settling into life at Stamford Bridge since having signed from Italian side Roma in the January transfer window. Emerson has...
Sport Review - Sun Apr 22 6:41 AM
Paul Merson believes Chelsea FC will need significant investment to overhaul Premier League champions Manchester City next season. The Blues won the Premier League title with two games to spare last season after Chelsea FC finished ahead of Tottenham Hotspur. The west London side have struggled t...
Sport Review - Sun Apr 22 5:27 AM
Dennis Wise believes Chelsea FC have left it too late to overhaul Tottenham Hotspur in the top-four race. The Blues have endured a difficult second season under Antonio Conte following their Premier League title success last term. Chelsea FC finished seven points ahead of Tottenham in the title r...
Sport Review - Sun Apr 22 5:08 AM
Tiemoue Bakayoko and his Chelsea FC team-mates seemed to be in high spirits as they joked around after training ahead of their clash with Southampton on Sunday. The Blues are preparing for their FA Cup semi-final showdown with Southampton at Wembley on Sunday afternoon as they look to try and end...
Sport Review - Sun Apr 22 1:04 AM
Antonio Conte has paid tribute to Arsene Wenger after the Frenchman announced his plan to leave Arsenal at the end of the season. The Frenchman has decided to call time on his 22-year spell with the north London club and confirmed on Friday that he would be leaving the Gunners at the end of the ...
Sport Review - Sun Apr 22 12:26 AM
Antonio Conte has warned Tottenham Hotspur that his Chelsea FC team have not given up hope of catching them in the race for a top-four finish. The Blues currently find themselves behind their London rivals in the race for Champions League qualification as Conte looks for his team to secure their...
Sport Review - Sat Apr 21 11:32 PM
Antonio Conte has admitted that he is excited about the potential partnership forming between Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata at Chelsea FC. Giroud and Morata both started up front for the west London side as Conte’s men secured a 2-1 win over Burnley in the Premier League on Thursday night to k...
Sport Review - Sat Apr 21 10:07 AM
Antonio Conte insists he had no problems with Alvaro Morata’s angry reaction to his substitution in Chelsea FC’s 2-1 win at Burnley on Thursday night. The Spain international moved to Chelsea FC from Real Madrid in a £65m in the 2017 summer transfer window after the Blues missed out on Romelu Luk...
Sport Review - Sat Apr 21 9:39 AM
Alvaro Morata has taken to social media to apologise for his reaction to being substituted in Chelsea FC’s clash with Burnley on Thursday. The Spanish striker started the game but was brought off by Antonio Conte in the 71st minute as the Blues sealed a 2-1 win over the Clarets to keep their hope...
Sport Review - Sat Apr 21 8:31 AM
Paul Merson is tipping Chelsea FC to beat Southampton in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley on Sunday afternoon. Chelsea FC have struggled in Antonio Conte’s second season in charge at the west London outfit despite winning the Premier League title with two games to spare last season. The Blues are...
Sport Review - Sat Apr 21 7:23 AM
Manchester United will have to see off competition from the likes of Chelsea FC if they want to sign Richarlison from Watford this summer, according to reports. The Daily Mail is reporting that Manchester United are keen on signing the 20-year-old Brazilian as Jose Mourinho looks to strengthen hi...
Sport Review - Sat Apr 21 7:23 AM
Steve McMahon has claimed that Liverpool FC star Andy Robertson has outperformed Chelsea FC defender Marcos Alonso this season. The Spain international secured the left-back spot in the PFA Premier League team of the year following his performances in a struggling Chelsea FC team. Alonso has nett...
Sport Review - Sat Apr 21 6:59 AM
Real Madrid’s plan to sign Eden Hazard from Chelsea FC this summer could depend on whether Gareth Bale stays at the Spanish club or not, according to reports in the British media. The Daily Mail is reporting that Real Madrid remain keen on bringing the 27-year-old playmaker to the Bernabeu this s...
Sport Review - Sat Apr 21 6:59 AM
Davide Zappacosta has revealed that Alvaro Morata has played a key role in helping him to settle into life at Chelsea FC. Both players arrived at Stamford Bridge in the summer transfer window last year as Antonio Conte moved quickly to bolster his squad at the west London club. Zappacosta arrived...
Sport Review - Sat Apr 21 6:35 AM
Antonio Conte has warned Tottenham Hotspur that Chelsea FC are refusing to give up on the possibility of a top-four finish. The north London side have failed to win their last two Premier League games to leave the door slightly ajar for Chelsea FC to put a late run together. Tottenham lost 3-1 to...
Sport Review - Sat Apr 21 5:31 AM
Cesc Fabregas has paid credit to Arsene Wenger for his impact on the midfielder’s career after the Arsenal manager announced that he will stand down at the end of the season. Wenger signed Fabregas from FC Barcelona in 2004 after the French head coach managed to lure the playmaker away from the C...
Sport Review - Sat Apr 21 4:49 AM
Davide Zappacosta has warned Tottenham Hotspur that Chelsea FC are still confident of being able to catch the Lilywhites in the race for a top-four finish. The Blues were able to close the gap to Spurs down to five points thanks to their victory over Burnley on Thursday night. Spurs dropped point...
Sport Review - Sat Apr 21 12:19 AM
Mark Lawrenson is backing Chelsea FC to beat Southampton 2-0 in a comfortable FA Cup semi-final victory on Sunday. The Blues head into the game on the back of their victory at Burnley on Thursday night as they kept their faint hopes of finishing in the top four this season alive. That win left An...
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...