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Sport Review - Wed Oct 25 10:01 PM
Both Eden Hazard and Tiemoue Bakayoko looked to be in good spirits as Chelsea booked their place in the quarter-finals of the League Cup with a 2-1 victory over Everton on Wednesday night. The pair were not involved during the game as they were given a well-earned rest by Antonio Conte. However,...
Sport Review - Wed Oct 25 9:49 PM
Alvaro Morata’s wife Alice Campello was at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night to watch Chelsea’s 2-1 victory over Everton in the League Cup. The Blues booked their place in the quarter-finals of the competition after goals from Antonio Rudiger and Willian secured their progress. Morata came on as...
Sport Review - Wed Oct 25 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 - Wed Oct 25 9:15 AM
Pat Nevin is guaranteeing plenty of goals between Chelsea and Everton at Stamford Bridge in the League Cup fourth round on Wednesday night. The defending Premier League champions were 4-2 winners against Watford at Stamford Bridge on Saturday after goals from Michy Batshuayi and Cesar Azpilicueta...
Sport Review - Wed Oct 25 8:30 AM
Pat Nevin believes Chelsea are missing N’Golo Kante’s influence in midfield. The France international moved to Chelsea in a £30m deal from Leicester City in the 2016 summer transfer window after Kante helped the Foxes to win the Premier League title under Claudio Ranieri. The defensive midfielder...
Sport Review - Wed Oct 25 7:45 AM
Gary Cahill has heaped praise on Michy Batshuayi and suggested to Antonio Conte that he deserves a more regular run in the first team with Chelsea. The Belgian striker was the hero again for the west London club on Saturday when he came off the bench to score twice and inspire Chelsea to a thrill...
Sport Review - Wed Oct 25 7:30 AM
Charlie Nicholas is backing Michy Batshuayi to inspire Chelsea to a 2-0 victory over Everton in the League Cup fourth round on Wednesday night. The west London side head into the game fresh from their thrilling 4-2 victory over Watford in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge last weekend. Batshu...
Sport Review - Wed Oct 25 7:00 AM
Eden Hazard chose Jose Mourinho as his third-place pick for the Fifa coach of the year award behind Antonio Conte and Zinedine Zidane. The Belgian playmaker was afforded a vote in the prestigious award category due to his status as captain for his national side. Hazard enjoyed a solid 2016-17 cam...
Sport Review - Wed Oct 25 6:15 AM
Pat Nevin described Antonio Conte’s instinctive celebration with Chelsea supporters after Cesar Azpilicueta’s winner as the Blues legend’s “stand-out moment” at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon. The Blues manager has been facing questions about his long-term future at the defending Premier L...
Sport Review - Wed Oct 25 5:40 AM
Pat Nevin believes Michy Batshuayi has the talent to be an unstoppable striker if Chelsea provide the Belgian striker with regular chances. The 24-year-old came off the bench to rescue a 4-2 win for the defending champions against Watford at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon. Pedro broke the...
Sport Review - Wed Oct 25 5:10 AM
Pat Nevin has admitted that watching Chelsea’s erratic defensive performances has been uncomfortable in recent weeks. The defending Premier League champions started a sticky run of form with a 1-0 loss to leaders Manchester City last month after ex Blues midfielder Kevin De Bruyne scored a second...
Sport Review - Wed Oct 25 4:50 AM
Danny Drinkwater will be hoping to make his first appearance in a Chelsea shirt on Wednesday when the Blues host Everton in the League Cup fourth round at Stamford Bridge. The England international is still waiting to make his first appearance for his new club since signing for the Blues from Lei...
Sport Review - Wed Oct 25 4:30 AM
Alvaro Morata looked to be in a relaxed mood as he spent some quality downtime with his wife Alice Campello ahead of Chelsea’s League Cup clash with Everton on Wednesday night. The Spanish striker has been getting used to life at Stamford Bridge following his transfer to the west London club from...
Sport Review - Wed Oct 25 12:30 AM
Antonio Conte is determined not to let Charly Musonda leave Chelsea in the January transfer window, according to reports in the British media. The Evening Standard is reporting that the Italian manager is looking to keep the 21-year-old at Stamford Bridge beyond the January transfer window. The s...
Sport Review - Tue Oct 24 9:15 AM
Jamie Redknapp believes Chelsea’s 4-2 win against Watford proves that the Blues squad are still behind Antonio Conte. The defending champions have made a difficult start to the Premier League season following losses to Burnley, Manchester City and Crystal Palace to leave Chelsea nine points behin...
Sport Review - Tue Oct 24 8:45 AM
Jamie Redknapp believes Chelsea’s 4-2 win against Watford can help to transform the defending champions’ season. The Blues welcomed the Hornets to Stamford Bridge looking to end a three-game winless run in all competitions. Premier League leaders Manchester City were 1-0 winners at Stamford Bridg...
Sport Review - Tue Oct 24 8:10 AM
Tony Cascarino has heaped praise on Michy Batshuayi and has claimed that he doesn’t get the recognition he deserves at Chelsea. The 24-year-old again proved himself as a key player for Antonio Conte’s men this season when he came off the bench to score twice in Chelsea’s 4-2 victory over Watford...
Sport Review - Tue Oct 24 7:15 AM
Chelsea star Michy Batshuayi is the deadliest striker in Premier League history, according to Tony Cascarino. The Belgian striker grabbed the headlines on Saturday when he came off the bench to score twice and inspire Chelsea to a 4-2 comeback win over Watford at Stamford Bridge. Batshuayi has st...
Sport Review - Tue Oct 24 6:35 AM
Antonio Conte has confirmed that both Charly Musonda and Kenedy will feature for Chelsea in their League Cup clash against Everton at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night. The Blues head into the game looking to book their place in the quarter-finals of the cup competition. Conte watched his side c...
Sport Review - Tue Oct 24 4:50 AM
Jose Mourinho has insisted that he doesn’t speak to Antonio Conte on a regular basis as he played down his apparent spat with the Chelsea manager. The Chelsea boss told Mourinho to focus on his own team last week after the Portuguese coach was quoted as having commented about the Blues’ injury cr...
Sport Review - Tue Oct 24 4:30 AM
Gary Lineker has taken to social media to heap praise on Cesc Fabregas after interviewing the Chelsea midfielder this week. The Spanish midfielder has become a regular fixture in the first team at Stamford Bridge since his arrival at the club from Barcelona in the summer of 2014. The 30-year-old...
Sport Review - Mon Oct 23 11:45 PM
Gary Cahill has warned Manchester United and Manchester City not to get carried away by their strong starts to the new Premier League saeson. The Red Devils had been in fine form in the Premier League this season until they suffered a disappointing 2-1 loss to newly-promoted Huddersfield Town on...
Sport Review - Mon Oct 23 7:30 AM
Alvaro Morata’s wife Alice Campello was in the stands with a friend to watch the Chelsea striker in action during the Premier League victory over Watford on Saturday. Morata made his return from a hamstring injury against the Hornets as he played the first 61 minutes for the Blues at Stamford Bri...
Sport Review - Mon Oct 23 7:00 AM
Michy Batshuayi has vowed to continue working hard for a place in the starting line-up with Chelsea after his strong performance in the Blues’ 4-2 win over Watford on Saturday. The Belgian forward has struggled to hold down a regular spot in the first team at Stamford Bridge since he was brought...
Sport Review - Mon Oct 23 5:40 AM
Phil Neville believes Alvaro Morata is capable of scoring 20 goals this season if the Chelsea signing can stay fit. The Spain international moved to Liverpool in a £58m deal from La Liga giants Real Madrid in the summer transfer windiow. Morata was drafted in to replace Diego Costa ahead of the c...
Sport Review - Mon Oct 23 12:15 AM
Chris Kamara believes that Cesar Azpilicueta has been Chelsea’s standout player this season, and not Alvaro Morata. Morata has been earning plenty of praise for his performances for the Blues since signing for the west London club from Real Madrid in the summer transfer window. The 24-year-old ha...
Sport Review - Sun Oct 22 11:45 PM
Pedro Rodriguez has insisted that the team spirit at Chelsea is good this season despite their recent dip in form. The Blues returned to winning ways in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon when they came from behind to secure a thrilling 4-2 victory over Watford at Stamford Bridge. Pedro ope...
Sport Review - Sun Oct 22 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 - Sun Oct 22 7:45 AM
Eden Hazard is the best technical player in the Premier League when he’s on top form, according to Jamie Redknapp. The Belgian playmaker has earned a reputation as one of the world’s top attacking players since his move to Chelsea from Lille back in the summer of 2012. He has won two Premier Leag...
Sport Review - Sun Oct 22 6:45 AM
Jamie Redknapp believes that Chelsea are not going to see the best of Tiemoue Bakayoko until next season. The midfielder has been getting to grips with life at Chelsea since joining the west London side from Monaco in the summer transfer window. The 23-year-old was brought in by Antonio Conte aft...
Sport Review - Sun Oct 22 6:25 AM
Antonio Conte has issued his backing for Michy Batshuayi following his impressive impact off the bench in Chelsea’s 4-2 victory over Watford in the Premier League on Saturday. The Belgian striker has struggled to hold down a regular spot in the first team at Stamford Bridge since his move to the...
Sport Review - Sun Oct 22 4:50 AM
Michy Batshuayi must now start delivering for Chelsea from the start of games and not just as a substitute, according to Jamie Redknapp. The Belgian striker produced a brilliant cameo display for the Blues as he came off the bench to score twice and help inspire Chelsea to a comeback victory over...
Sport Review - Sun Oct 22 4:40 AM
Danny Drinkwater was pictured in training at Stamford Bridge as he continues to work on his fitness levels with Chelsea. The midfielder is yet to make his first appearance for Chelsea since signing for the Blues from Leicester City in the summer transfer window. Drinkwater has been sidelined with...
Sport Review - Sun Oct 22 4:30 AM
Antonio Conte praised the “amazing” impact of Davide Zappacosta, Willian and Michy Batshuayi after the three substitutes helped to inspire Chelsea to a thrilling 4-2 comeback victory over Watford on Saturday afternoon. The Blues found themselves 2-1 down to the Hornets in the second half at Stamf...
Sport Review - Sun Oct 22 12:30 AM
Tiemoue Bakyoko has insisted that he has no interest in trying to emulate Nemanja Matic at Chelsea after the Serbian midfielder joined Manchester United in the summer. Antonio Conte raised some eyebrows with his decision to let Matic leave Chelsea and sign for Manchester United in the summer afte...
Sport Review - Sun Oct 22 12:06 AM
Paul Scholes reckons that Jose Mourinho may have already got under Antonio Conte’s skin this season as Chelsea and Manchester United try to win the Premier League title. There appears to be no love lost between Conte and Mourinho, with the Italian manager selected as the coach to take over from t...
Sport Review - Sat Oct 21 11:50 PM
Jamie Redknapp has admitted that he has has had to reassess his thoughts about Alvaro Morata following his strong start to life at Chelsea. The 24-year-old striker was brought to Stamford Bridge from Real Madrid back in July as Antonio Conte moved quickly to bolster his attacking options ahead of...
Sport Review - Sat Oct 21 8:40 PM
Diego Costa took to social media to praise Michy Batshuayi after the striker inspired Chelsea to a thrilling 4-2 victory over Watford in the Premier League on Saturday. The Belgian striker came off the bench to score twice and help Antonio Conte’s men come from behind to land an important Premier...
Sport Review - Sat Oct 21 3:43 PM
Michy Batshuayi has admitted that he is not enjoying being on the bench for Chelsea but said that he proved a point as he scored two goals in the Blues’ 4-2 victory over Watford on Saturday afternoon. The Belgian striker has struggled to hold down a regular spot in the first team at Stamford Brid...
Sport Review - Sat Oct 21 3:24 PM
Pedro Rodriguez has taken to social media to hail Chelsea’s “awesome” efforts after the Blues came from behind to secure a thrilling 4-2 victory over Watford in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon. Pedro opened the scoring in the first half with a stunning strike but the Blues were soon pegg...
Sport Review - Sat Oct 21 3:16 PM
Gary Lineker took to social media to reflect on Chelsea’s thrilling 4-2 victory over Watford in the Premier League on Saturday lunchtime. The champions finally bounced back to winning ways at Stamford Bridge after having lost their last two games heading into the clash. Chelsea took the lead thro...
Sport Review - Sat Oct 21 10:00 AM
Antonio Conte will have left Chelsea by Christmas, according to Perry Groves. It has been something of a difficult start to the season for the west London club under the Italian manager, with Chelsea having lost their last two games in the Premier League to leave them nine points behind leaders M...
Sport Review - Sat Oct 21 9:15 AM
Phil Neville doesn’t believe Antonio Conte will last much longer at Chelsea. The Blues boss has endured a tough start to the 2017-18 Premier League season following a return of three victories in their opening eight games. Chelsea have lost their last two Premier League games following a 1-0 loss...
Sport Review - Sat Oct 21 8:45 AM
Mark Lawrenson has questioned why Chelsea boss Antonio Conte opted to sell important squad players in the summer transfer window. The defending champions have made a difficult start to the Premier League season following a return of three victories in their opening eight games. Chelsea finished a...
Sport Review - Sat Oct 21 7:45 AM
Cesc Fabregas has insisted that he is thrilled with life at Chelsea and says he is “too happy” to want to change clubs. The Spanish midfielder has been getting used to life at Stamford Bridge since his transfer to the club from Barcelona in the summer of 2014. Fabregas has helped Chelsea to win t...
Sport Review - Sat Oct 21 7:15 AM
Gary Neville believes that Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool could already be out of the Premier League title race this season. Chelsea have been in stuttering form in recent weeks, with the Blues having lost their last two games in the top flight to leave them nine points behind leaders Manchester...
Sport Review - Sat Oct 21 5:50 AM
Mark Lawrenson is backing Chelsea to beat Watford in a comfortable 2-0 win despite the defending champions’ poor form in recent weeks. The title holders lost 1-0 to Manchester City in their final game before the international break to leave Chelsea six points off the pace. Antonio Conte’s men suf...
Sport Review - Sat Oct 21 4:50 AM
Cesc Fabregas has admitted that he gained a new-found respect for Jose Mourinho after working with the Portuguese coach at Chelsea. Fabregas had come up against Mourinho’s teams in the past during his time at Arsenal and Barcelona. The Spanish midfielder admits that he considered Mourinho to be a...
Sport Review - Sat Oct 21 4:40 AM
Antonio Conte has hinted that he is hoping to have N’Golo Kante back available for selection for Chelsea’s crunch Premier League clash with Manchester United on 5 November. The midfielder is currently sidelined with a muscular injury picked up while on international duty with France earlier this...
Sport Review - Sat Oct 21 12:30 AM
Michael Owen is backing Chelsea to return to winning ways in the Premier League by beating Watford on Saturday lunchtime at Stamford Bridge. It has been a difficult few weeks for Antonio Conte’s men, with the Blues having lost their last two games in the top flight to leave them nine points behin...
Sport Review - Fri Oct 20 11:30 PM
Paul Merson is tipping Chelsea to get back to winning ways in the Premier League by beating Watford 2-1 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon. The Blues have struggled to find consistent form in the top flight in recent weeks and the west London side slumped to a disappointing 2-1 loss to Crys...
Sport Review - Fri Oct 20 10:15 AM
Martin Keown has claimed summer signing Tiemoue Bakayoko has looked like a passenger in the Chelsea team over the past couple of weeks. Chelsea signed Bakayoko in a £40m deal from Ligue 1 champions AS Monaco in the summer transfer window to bolster their midfield options. Bakayoko’s arrival promp...
Sport Review - Fri Oct 20 10:00 AM
Pedro Rodriguez has revealed that Cesc Fabregas and Alvaro Morata are the Chelsea players who spend the longest time in front of the mirror at the training ground. Morata has been getting to grips with life at Stamford Bridge since signing for the west London side from Real Madrid in the summer t...
Sport Review - Fri Oct 20 9:30 AM
Pedro Rodriguez has revealed that Alvaro Morata is “shy but funny” following the striker’s transfer to Chelsea in the summer. Morata is currently getting to grips with life at Stamford Bridge after he left Real Madrid to sign for the Blues back in July. Pedro already knows the striker well, havin...
Sport Review - Fri Oct 20 9:00 AM
Glenn Hoddle has warned Antonio Conte that he needs to get rid of the chinks in Chelsea’s system. The defending Premier League champions squandered a 2-0 lead to draw 3-3 with Serie A giants AS Roma at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night thanks to Eden Hazard’s equaliser. Chelsea have failed to wi...
Sport Review - Fri Oct 20 7:45 AM
Peter Schmeichel believes that Chelsea and Manchester United have the edge over Manchester City in the race for the Premier League title this season because of their proven goalkeepers. Manchester City are currently leading the way in the race for the Premier League title, with Pep Guardiola’s me...
Sport Review - Fri Oct 20 7:30 AM
Chris Sutton has warned Antonio Conte that Chelsea will need to spend big in the January transfer window to rescue their season. The west London side have suffered something of a significant dip in form in recent weeks in what has been a mixed start to the new campaign for the Blues. Chelsea have...
Sport Review - Fri Oct 20 7:15 AM
Paul Scholes has admitted that he’s been impressed by Nemanja Matic’s strong start to life at Manchester United this season. Matic signed for the Red Devils in the summer transfer window after he was allowed to leave Chelsea by Blues boss Antonio Conte. The 29-year-old has slotted seamlessly into...
Sport Review - Fri Oct 20 7:00 AM
Glenn Hoddle has admitted that he still cannot believe that Chelsea agreed to let Nemanja Matic leave the club to sign for Manchester United in the summer. Antonio Conte deemed Matic to be surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge in the summer transfer window as he allowed him to sign for Jose...
Sport Review - Fri Oct 20 6:45 AM
Nemanja Matic has admitted that it’s not always easy working with Jose Mourinho at Manchester United because the manager is so demanding. The Serbian midfielder is currently enjoying his second spell of working with the Portuguese coach after the pair combined at Chelsea in recent seasons. Mourin...
Sport Review - Fri Oct 20 6:35 AM
Glenn Hoddle has warned Tiemoue Bakayoko that he must “do more” at Chelsea following his transfer to the club from Monaco in the summer. The French midfielder arrived at Stamford Bridge in the summer after Antonio Conte deemed Nemanja Matic to be surplus to requirements at the club and allowed hi...
Sport Review - Fri Oct 20 6:25 AM
Antonio Conte has told Jose Mourinho to mind his own business after the Manchester United boss’s recent thinly-veiled dig at the Chelsea manager. The Red Devils manager appeared to aim fire at Conte after his side’s 1-0 win over Benfica by saying he wouldn’t “cry” about injuries like some other m...
Sport Review - Fri Oct 20 6:10 AM
Martin Keown highlighted Victor Moses’ absence as a big blow to Chelsea in Wednesday night’s 3-3 draw with AS Roma. The Nigeria international was something of a surprise package in the Premier League last term as Antonio Conte found a vital role for Moses in his 3-4-3 formation. Indeed, Moses was...
Sport Review - Fri Oct 20 5:30 AM
Martin Keown admits Chelsea have looked lost in their recent games against Manchester City and Roma. The defending Premier League champions have lost back-to-back top-flight victories before Chelsea were forced to settle for a 3-3 draw with Serie A giants in the Champions League. Chelsea struggle...
Sport Review - Fri Oct 20 4:50 AM
Pedro Rodriguez has revealed that Cesc Fabregas is always the first Chelsea player to show up for training at Cobham – follow closely by Alvaro Morata. Fabregas has developed into a key player for Chelsea since his arrival at the club from Barcelona in the summer of 2014. The 30-year-old midfield...
Sport Review - Fri Oct 20 4:30 AM
Eden Hazard has insisted that he didn’t question Antonio Conte’s decision to substitute him during Chelsea’s 3-3 draw with Roma in the Champions League on Wednesday night. Hazard scored twice for the Blues at Stamford Bridge and netted Chelsea’s all-important equaliser in the second half as they...
Sport Review - Fri Oct 20 12:30 AM
Steven Gerrard has admitted that he wishes Manchester United didn’t sign Nemanja Matic from Chelsea in the summer transfer window. The Serbian midfielder has been getting used to life at Old Trafford since signing for the Red Devils after he was deemed to be surplus to requirements at Chelsea and...
Sport Review - Fri Oct 20 12:15 AM
Frank Lampard has warned Chelsea that they will have to step their game up if they want to challenge for the Champions League title this season after their 3-3 draw with Roma. The Blues had led 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night but they were pegged back in a thrilling game in west London...
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...