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Sport Review - Tue Sep 26 11:45 PM
Pat Nevin believes that Alvaro Morata is an “almost perfect” striker following his strong start to his first season at Chelsea. The 24-year-old forward has quickly adapted to the rigours of the Premier League following his transfer to the west London club from Real Madrid back in July. Morata sco...
Sport Review - Tue Sep 26 8:15 AM
Antonio Conte has revealed that Chelsea have no big injury concerns ahead of Wednesday night’s trip to Atletico Madrid. The defending Premier League champions extended their unbeaten run to seven games in all competitions since a 3-2 loss to Burnley in their opening top-flight fixture. Chelsea ea...
Sport Review - Tue Sep 26 7:30 AM
Thibaut Courtois has admitted that he has been thrilled by the start to life Alvaro Morata has made at Chelsea. The 24-year-old striker was once again in top form for Antonio Conte’s men on Saturday as he netted a hat-trick to fire the Blues to a 4-0 victory over Stoke. Morata appears to have sho...
Sport Review - Tue Sep 26 6:45 AM
Antonio Conte has confirmed that Thibaut Courtois is in line to start for Chelsea in Wednesday’s crunch Champions League clash against Atletico Madrid. There were concerns about the Chelsea goalkeeper’s fitness levels after he suffered a knock in a collision with Gary Cahill and Peter Crouch duri...
Sport Review - Tue Sep 26 6:25 AM
Antonio Conte has told Chelsea fans that Eden Hazard could be in line to start for the Blues in their Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night. The Belgian playmaker has been gradually working his way back towards full fitness at Chelsea after recovering from a serious ankle...
Sport Review - Tue Sep 26 6:10 AM
Antonio Conte believes Alvaro Morata is equipped to thrive in the Champions League ahead of Chelsea’s trip to Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night. The Spain international moved to the Premier League champions in a £58m deal from La Liga giants Real Madrid in the summer transfer window. Morata scored...
Sport Review - Tue Sep 26 5:50 AM
Antonio Conte has warned that Chelsea will face a tough assignment against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday night. The Premier League champions made the perfect start to their European campaign with a 6-0 victory over Qarabag in their group-stage opener at Stamford Bridge. Che...
Sport Review - Tue Sep 26 5:40 AM
Jamie Redknapp has praised Chelsea signing Alvaro Morata for proving his critics wrong in the Premier League. The Spain international moved to the defending Premier League champions in a £58m deal from La Liga giants Real Madrid in the summer transfer window. Morata scored his first Premier Leagu...
Sport Review - Tue Sep 26 4:40 AM
Chelsea are set to make a fresh attempt to try and sign Alex Sandro in the January transfer window, according to reports in Italy. Italian outlet TransferMarketWeb, as quoted by the Daily Express, is reporting that the Blues will make a new move to try and land the 26-year-old defender in the new...
Sport Review - Tue Sep 26 4:15 AM
Garth Crooks has spoken of his amazement at Cesar Azpilicueta’s ability to produce match-winning passes for Chelsea. The Spain international was originally signed as a full-back for the defending Premier League champions during Rafael Benitez’s spell in charge of the west London club. However, Az...
Sport Review - Tue Sep 26 12:30 AM
Mark Hughes has described Alvaro Morata as a “very intelligent” striker after the Spaniard hit a hat-trick in Chelsea’s thumping 4-0 win over his Stoke City side on Saturday. The 24-year-old was in fine form as he netted three times to help Chelsea to get back to winning ways in the Premier Leagu...
Sport Review - Tue Sep 26 12:15 AM
Glenn Hoddle believes that Alvaro Morata and Harry Kane both have very similar styles of play. The Spanish striker has hit the ground running at Chelsea since signing for the west London side from Real Madrid back in July as Antonio Conte moved quickly to bolster his attacking options at Stamford...
Sport Review - Mon Sep 25 11:42 PM
Steven Gerrard believes that Alvaro Morata is a better long-term option up front for Chelsea than Diego Costa. The 24-year-old striker has made a brilliant start to life at Stamford Bridge after joining the west London club from Real Madrid in the summer transfer window. Morata has been in fine f...
Sport Review - Mon Sep 25 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 Sep 25 6:45 AM
Eden Hazard has taken to social media to pay tribute to Diego Costa after his transfer from Chelsea to Atletico Madrid was confirmed last week. Costa had been heavily linked with a move away from the west London club throughout the summer and he finally was granted his wish when the Blues agreed...
Sport Review - Mon Sep 25 6:25 AM
Antonio Conte lavished praise on Alvaro Morata after his hat-trick helped to fire Chelsea to an impressive 4-0 win over Stoke in the Premier League on Saturday. The Spanish striker continued his fine start to life at Stamford Bridge by netting a treble to add to Pedro Rodriguez’s goal at the bet3...
Sport Review - Mon Sep 25 5:10 AM
Chris Sutton believes Chelsea shouldn’t be discounted from the Premier League title race this season despite the impressive form of the Manchester clubs. Manchester City were 5-0 winners against Crystal Palace at The Etihad in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon to take their tally to 21 goa...
Sport Review - Mon Sep 25 4:50 AM
Alvaro Morata believes that Chelsea have sent out a firm warning to the rest of the Premier League with their 4-0 thrashing of Stoke on Saturday. The Blues were in great form against the Potters as Morata hit a hat-tick to add to Pedro’s goal and hand Antonio Conte’s men the three points at the ...
Sport Review - Mon Sep 25 4:30 AM
Rio Ferdinand has labelled Alvaro Morata as the “quiet assassin” after his strong start to life as a Chelsea player. The Spanish forward continued his brilliant start to the season with the west London side when he scored an impressive hat-trick in Chelsea’s thumping 4-0 win over Stoke on Saturda...
Sport Review - Mon Sep 25 4:00 AM
Ian Wright insists Diego Costa remains a big miss for Chelsea. The Spain international didn’t play a minute of Premier League football in the 2017-18 season before sealing his return to Atletico Madrid on Thursday night. The controversial striker moved back to los Rojiblancos on a season-long loa...
Sport Review - Mon Sep 25 12:00 AM
Andriy Shevchenko is tipping Chelsea to retain their Premier League title under Antonio Conte this season. The west London side continued their strong start to the new campaign when they secured a thumping 4-0 victory over Stoke City at the bet365 Stadium on Saturday. Alvaro Morata hit an impress...
Sport Review - Sun Sep 24 11:30 PM
Andriy Shevchenko has admitted that he has been surprised by how quickly Alvaro Morata seems to have settled into life at Chelsea following his transfer from Real Madrid in the summer. The Spanish striker arrived at Stamford Bridge in July after Antonio Conte moved quickly to bolster his attackin...
Sport Review - Sun Sep 24 6:30 PM
Alvaro Morata was all smiles as he posed for a picture with the match ball after hitting a brilliant hat-trick in Chelsea’s 4-0 win over Stoke on Saturday. The Spain international continued his fine start to the new season by scoring three times against the Potters to help Chelsea move up to thir...
Sport Review - Sun Sep 24 9:45 AM
Andriy Shevchenko believes that Alvaro Morata is more than capable of stepping in to fill the void left by Diego Costa at Chelsea this season. Antonio Conte moved quickly to sign Morata from Real Madrid in the summer transfer window as it became clear that Costa did not have a future at Stamford...
Sport Review - Sun Sep 24 9:15 AM
Antonio Conte has confirmed that Tiemoue Bakayoko hasn’t suffered any injuries following the Chelsea signing’s minor car accident. The France international moved to the defending Premier League champions in a £40m deal from Ligue 1 holders AS Monaco in the summer transfer window. Bakayoko’s arriv...
Sport Review - Sun Sep 24 8:45 AM
Antonio Conte is encouraged by Eden Hazard’s performances since his return to competitive action for Chelsea. Hazard suffered a broken ankle during international duty at the end of the 2016-17 season after helping Chelsea to win the Premier League title in Conte’s debut campaign in charge. The Bl...
Sport Review - Sun Sep 24 8:30 AM
Gary Neville has told Arsene Wenger to send a tape of Arsenal’s performance at Chelsea to Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez. The Gunners travelled to the defending Premier League champions looking to avoid another setback following a disappointing start to the season. Arsenal lost 4-0 to title rivals...
Sport Review - Sun Sep 24 8:15 AM
Antonio Conte has thanked Diego Costa for his contribution to Chelsea following the striker’s return to Atletico Madrid. The controversial centre-forward completed a move to Atletico Madrid on loan for the remainder of the season on Thursday, with los Rojiblancos set to complete a £57.1m permanen...
Sport Review - Sun Sep 24 7:45 AM
Willian has described Eden Hazard as an “unbelievable” player and is tipping the Belgian to play a key role for Chelsea this season. Hazard has earned a reputation as one of the Premier League’s finest attacking talents since his arrival at Stamford Bridge from French side Lille back in 2012. The...
Sport Review - Sun Sep 24 7:15 AM
Charlie Nicholas has lavished praise on Eden Hazard, claiming that the Chelsea attacker is not far behind Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in terms of quality. The 26-year-old has earned a reputation as one of Europe’s top attacking talents since arriving in the Premier League from Lille back i...
Sport Review - Sun Sep 24 6:45 AM
Pat Nevin has lavished praise on Alvaro Morata following his start to life as a Chelsea player. The 24-year-old signed for the Blues from Real Madrid back in July as Antonio Conte moved quickly to bolster his attacking options at Stamford Bridge. Morata will be expected to help to fill the void l...
Sport Review - Sun Sep 24 6:05 AM
Gary Neville has praised Arsene Wenger’s role in Arsenal’s positive performance at Chelsea last weekend. The Gunners boss has been coming under pressure in recent weeks following the north London side’s disappointing start to the season. Arsenal lost 4-0 to title rivals Liverpool at Anfield at th...
Sport Review - Sun Sep 24 6:00 AM
Pat Nevin has hailed Arsene Wenger’s influence on Arsenal’s resolute performance in a goalless draw at Chelsea last weekend. The Gunners boss adopted a pragmatic approach for the trip to the Premier League champions and the move paid dividends as Arsenal produced one of their best performances on...
Sport Review - Sun Sep 24 5:20 AM
Pat Nevin has attempted to explain why Kevin De Bruyne didn’t prove a success at Chelsea. The Belgium international has established himself as one of the best players in the Premier League so far this season. De Bruyne has made three assists in five appearances in the Premier League to help the C...
Sport Review - Sun Sep 24 5:00 AM
Thierry Henry has played down the significance of Arsenal’s goalless draw at Chelsea last weekend. Arsene Wenger showed a pragmatic side as the Gunners managed to contain a Chelsea team that had won their last three Premier League games. Arsenal were without Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez but the...
Sport Review - Sun Sep 24 4:50 AM
Willian has admitted that he was disappointed to see the likes of Nemanja Matic and Diego Costa leave Chelsea in the summer transfer window. Matic was allowed to leave Stamford Bridge to sign for Premier League rivals Manchester United back in August despite the Serbian playing a key role in help...
Sport Review - Sun Sep 24 12:15 AM
Antonio Conte has told Alvaro Morata that he must become more aggressive on the pitch for Chelsea following his transfer from Real Madrid in the summer. The 24-year-old has made a strong start to life at Stamford Bridge and has earned plenty of praise for his performances for Conte’s men so far t...
Sport Review - Sat Sep 23 11:45 PM
Antonio Conte has hailed Alvaro Morata as a “complete player” and says that the striker is ready to fill Diego Costa’s boots at Chelsea. The 24-year-old joined the Blues from Spanish side Real Madrid in the summer transfer window as Conte moved quickly to bolster his attacking options at Stamford...
Sport Review - Sat Sep 23 5:10 PM
Pat Nevin was left gushing with praise for Alvaro Morata after the striker netted a hat-trick in Chelsea’s 4-0 win over Stoke in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon. The Spanish striker continued his fine start to the new campaign under Antonio Conte and gave the visitors the lead at the bet...
Sport Review - Sat Sep 23 5:00 PM
Mario Melchiot heaped praise on Alvaro Morata after the Chelsea signing’s electric performance in Saturday’s 4-0 win at Stoke City. The Spain international was one of six summer signings at Stamford Bridge following a £58m move to Chelsea from La Liga giants Real Madrid. The Blues forward scored...
Sport Review - Sat Sep 23 4:50 PM
Gary Lineker has heaped praise on Alvaro Morata after the Chelsea striker scored a hat-trick in a 4-0 win against Stoke City on Saturday afternoon. The Spain international moved to Chelsea in a £58m deal from La Liga giants Real Madrid in the summer transfer window to prepare for Diego Costa’s an...
Sport Review - Sat Sep 23 9:45 AM
Paul Merson is backing Chelsea to claim a 3-1 victory over Stoke City when the Blues travel to the bet365 Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Blues have been in good form so far this season but were held to a goalless draw by Arsenal at Stamford Bridge last weekend to leave them in third place … ...
Sport Review - Sat Sep 23 9:00 AM
Paul Ince is backing Chelsea to edge a closely fought victory against Stoke City at the bet365 Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Antonio Conte’s side can ill-afford to drop more points in the title race despite being in the early stages of the 2017-18 campaign. Premier League leaders Manchester City...
Sport Review - Sat Sep 23 8:15 AM
Diego Costa has reiterated that he has no problem with Chelsea manager Antonio Conte. The Premier League champions confirmed on Thursday evening that a deal to sell the 28-year-old back to Atletico Madrid had been reached. Costa was heavily linked with a return to the Spanish capital after it eme...
Sport Review - Sat Sep 23 7:30 AM
Kurt Zouma has told his Chelsea team-mates that Stoke City are out to beat Antonio Conte’s men when the Blues travel to the bet365 Stadium on Saturday. The west London side are preparing to take on the Potters as they look to get back to winning ways in the Premier League following their goalless...
Sport Review - Sat Sep 23 7:00 AM
Michy Batshuayi has taken to social media to wish Diego Costa all the best after his move from Chelsea to Atletico Madrid was confirmed on Thursday. Chelsea confirmed on Thursday that they had reached an agreement with Atletico to sell the striker the Spanish club in the January transfer window....
Sport Review - Sat Sep 23 6:15 AM
Phil Neville has described Diego Costa as better than Chelsea signing Alvaro Morata. The Spain international moved to Chelsea in a £58m deal from Champions League holders Real Madrid in the summer transfer window. Morata was signed to help replace Costa’s goals after the controversial striker was...
Sport Review - Sat Sep 23 6:00 AM
Paul Merson admits Arsene Wenger deserves credit for Arsenal’s performance at Chelsea despite labelling himself as a critic of the Gunners manager. The north London side have endured a mixed start to the Premier League season following a return of three points from their opening three top-flight...
Sport Review - Sat Sep 23 5:50 AM
Mark Lawrenson is backing Chelsea to drop points for the second successive game at Stoke City on Saturday afternoon. The defending Premier League champions lost ground on Manchester City and Manchester United in the title race last weekend following a goalless draw with Arsenal at Stamford Bridge...
Sport Review - Sat Sep 23 5:00 AM
Danny Higginbotham is backing Chelsea to beat Stoke City despite the Potters’ record at the bet365 Stadium so far this season. The Blues will make the trip to Stoke looking to return to winning ways following something of a surprise goalless stalemate with derby rivals Arsenal at Stamford Bridge...
Sport Review - Sat Sep 23 4:00 AM
Diego Costa has underlined his affection for the Chelsea fans after his return to Atletico Madrid was confirmed on Thursday. The Premier League champions agreed a deal with los Rojiblancos to send Costa on loan to the La Liga outfit until the end of the season. Atletico Madrid have committed to r...
Sport Review - Sat Sep 23 12:00 AM
Paul Merson is backing Chelsea to beat Stoke 3-1 in their Premier League clash at the bet365 Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Antonio Conte’s men are aiming to return to winning ways in the Premier League after they were held to a battling goalless draw by Arsenal in their most recent outing last S...
Sport Review - Fri Sep 22 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 Sep 22 7:30 AM
Antonio Conte has admitted that he was impressed by Kenedy’s performance for Chelsea in their League Cup win over Nottingham Forest on Wednesday night. The Brazilian opened the scoring for the Blues to add to Michy Batshuayi’s hat-trick and Charly Musonda’s strike as the west London side secured...
Sport Review - Fri Sep 22 6:25 AM
Alvaro Morata has taken to social media to congratulate his Chelsea team-mates on their 5-1 victory over Nottingham Forest in the League Cup on Wednesday night. Michy Batshuayi hit a hat-trick as Antonio Conte’s men impressed in west London to book their place in the fourth round of the tournamen...
Sport Review - Fri Sep 22 6:10 AM
Charlie Nicholas has claimed that Thibaut Courtois and N’Golo Kante are more to Chelsea than Eden Hazard. The Belgium international made his first start of the west London side since suffering a broken ankle at the end of the 2016-17 campaign on international duty. Hazard made two assists as Chel...
Sport Review - Fri Sep 22 5:40 AM
Martin Keown has warned Manchester United not to underestimate defending champions Chelsea in the Premier League title race. The Red Devils have made an impressive start to the Premier League season as Manchester United go toe-to-toe with Manchester City. Jose Mourinho’s side have collected 13 po...
Sport Review - Fri Sep 22 4:50 AM
Michael Owen is confident Eden Hazard can help to fire Chelsea to victory over Stoke City in the Premier League on Saturday. The Blues forward made his first start since breaking his ankle on international duty at the end of the 2016-17 season on Wednesday night as Hazard made two assists in a 5-...
Sport Review - Fri Sep 22 4:40 AM
Antonio Rudiger looked to be in high spirits as he posed for a picture with David Luiz, Kenedy and Willian after Chelsea’s 5-1 victory over Nottingham Forest in the League Cup on Wednesday night. Antonio Conte’s men produced an impressive display in front of their home fans as they booked their p...
Sport Review - Fri Sep 22 12:15 AM
Antonio Conte has warned his Chelsea side that they are in for a stern test of their League Cup credentials after they were pitted against Everton in the fourth round. The Blues coasted through to the fourth round of the competition after an impressive 5-1 victory over Nottingham Forest at Stamfo...
Sport Review - Fri Sep 22 12:07 AM
Antonio Conte has told Chelsea fans that he is expecting David Luiz to play for the Blues in their crunch Champions League clash against Atletico Madrid next week. The Brazilian defender is currently suspended from domestic games after he was shown a straight red card in Chelsea’s goalless draw w...
Sport Review - Thu Sep 21 8:45 AM
Liverpool FC are set to rival Chelsea and Manchester United for the signature of Schalke 04 Leon Goretzka, according to reports in Germany. German newspaper Bild, as quoted by Metro, is reporting that Goretzka is set to be a free agent next summer after entering the final 12 months of his contrac...
Sport Review - Thu Sep 21 8:30 AM
Chelsea are monitoring Genoa starlet Pietro Pellegri as Antonio Conte looks to bring the teenager to England, according to reports. Italian media outlet Secolo XIX, as quoted by the Sun, is reporting that the Premier League champions are hoping to sign the 16-year-old striker. The same article su...
Sport Review - Thu Sep 21 8:15 AM
Jose Mourinho believes Manchester United midfield duo Marouane Fellaini and Nemanja Matic are in the form of their lives. The Red Devils have made a promising start to the Premier League season following a return of 13 points from five games to leave Mourinho’s level with leaders Manchester City....
Sport Review - Thu Sep 21 8:00 AM
Antonio Rudiger has made a special dedication to Chelsea target Julian Draxler. The German forward is facing an uncertain future at Paris Saint-Germain following the arrival of Barcelona striker Neymar and Monaco teenager Kylian Mbappe at the Parc des Princes in the summer. Draxler completed a sw...
Sport Review - Thu Sep 21 6:45 AM
Antonio Conte believes that Tiemoue Bakayoko is gradually finding his best form for Chelsea this season. The French midfielder was one of six new signings at Stamford Bridge during the summer transfer window as Conte moved to significantly bolster his squad following their title triumph last term...
Sport Review - Thu Sep 21 6:25 AM
Willian has taken to social media to send a heartfelt message to John Terry after the Chelsea legend sent him a signed shirt with a classy message written on it. Terry played alongside Willian at Stamford Bridge until the veteran defender decided to call time on his career with Chelsea and move t...
Sport Review - Thu Sep 21 6:05 AM
Alvaro Morata caught up on his beauty sleep with his wife Alice Campello ahead of Chelsea’s trip to Stoke City next weekend. The Spain international moved to the defending Premier League champions in a £58m deal from La Liga giants Real Madrid in the summer transfer window. Morata has wasted no t...
Sport Review - Thu Sep 21 6:00 AM
Chelsea are interested in signing Napoli striker Edinson Cavani but face competition from Everton and Napoli, according to reports in England. The Daily Mail is reporting that the Premier League champions are keeping tabs on the Uruguay international ahead of the January transfer window. The same...
Sport Review - Thu Sep 21 4:50 AM
Antonio Conte has admitted that he is hoping that Charly Musonda can develop into a top player at Chelsea in the seasons to come. The 20-year-old will be aiming to impress Conte on the training pitches at Cobham this season as he looks to try and break into the first team at Stamford Bridge. Cont...
Sport Review - Thu Sep 21 12:00 AM
Antonio Conte has insisted that it is “normal” for Manchester United to be fighting for the Premier League title but is hoping his Chelsea team can defend their crown this season. The Red Devils have made a very strong start to the new Premier League season under Jose Mourinho after having won fo...
Sport Review - Wed Sep 20 11:30 PM
Mesut Ozil has taken to social media to reveal that he is closing in on a comeback for Arsenal after he missed the Gunners’ goalless draw with Chelsea last Sunday due to injury. The Germany playmaker missed the stalemate at Stamford Bridge due to a minor knee problem as Arsene Wenger’s men were w...
Sport Review - Wed Sep 20 10:32 PM
Michy Batshuayi paid credit to Eden Hazard on Wednesday night after the Chelsea striker scored his first hat-trick for the club in a 5-1 victory over Nottingham Forest at Stamford Bridge. The Belgium striker has found his first-team opportunities limited this season following the addition of Alva...
Sport Review - Wed Sep 20 10:19 PM
Antonio Conte singled out Ethan Ampadu for special praise after the Welsh starlet impressed in Chelsea’s 5-1 win against Nottingham Forest in the League Cup on Wednesday night. The Blues manager opted to bring on the promising 17-year-old in the second half and the Chelsea youngster repaid his ma...
Sport Review - Wed Sep 20 10:10 PM
Antonio Conte singled out Charly Musonda for special praise after Chelsea’s impressive 5-1 win over Nottingham Forest booked the Blues’ place in the fourth round of the League Cup. Eden Hazard made his first full start of the season for the west London side as he played the full 90 minutes in fro...
Sport Review - Wed Sep 20 10:48 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 Sep 20 9:45 AM
Ian Wright has urged Arsene Wenger to stick with the Arsenal team that drew 0-0 at Chelsea on Sunday and leave out Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez. The Gunners boss left Sanchez on the bench for the trip to Stamford Bridge as club-record signing Alexandre Lacazette started up front for Arsenal. Ozi...
Sport Review - Wed Sep 20 9:34 AM
Pat Nevin has praised Antonio Conte for improving Chelsea’s squad depth with some shrewd summer signings. The defending Premier League champions endured a tough start to the summer transfer window after Manchester Untied hijacked Chelsea’s deal to re-sign Romelu Lukaku. Conte was forced to rethin...
Sport Review - Wed Sep 20 9:30 AM
Frank Lampard is confident Romelu Lukaku will score lots of goals for Manchester United, but the Chelsea legend is still unsure whether the summer signing will find the net in critical moments. The Belgium forward was initially linked with a return to Premier League champions Chelsea in the summe...
Sport Review - Wed Sep 20 8:30 AM
Pat Nevin has warned Chelsea that both Manchester City and Manchester United look like serious contenders in the Premier League title race. The Citizens laid down a marker in the weekend’s opening fixture as Manchester City eased to a resounding 6-0 win against Watford at Vicarage Road. Mancheste...
Sport Review - Wed Sep 20 7:15 AM
Pat Nevin believes that Michy Batshuayi will be out to prove a point for Chelsea when the Blues take on Nottingham Forest in the third round of the League Cup on Wednesday night. The Premier League champions head into the game looking to get back to winning ways after the disappointment of their...
Sport Review - Wed Sep 20 6:35 AM
Eden Hazard has revealed that he would only consider a return to his former club Lille if he were to move back to Ligue 1 in the future. The Chelsea playmaker has developed into one of Europe’s finest attacking talents since arriving at Stamford Bridge from Lille back in 2012. Hazard, 26, has hel...
Sport Review - Wed Sep 20 6:00 AM
Pat Nevin has taken plenty of encouragement from Eden Hazard’s cameo performance in Chelsea’s 0-0 draw with Arsenal at Stamford Bridge last weekend. The Belgium international made his return from a broken ankle in a 2-1 win at Leicester City earlier this month after Hazard replaced Cesc Fabregas...
Sport Review - Wed Sep 20 5:10 AM
Antonio Conte admits Pedro has been unlucky with injuries at the start of the 2017-18 season after the winger’s latest setback. The Spanish winger was forced off at half-time of Arsenal’s goalless draw with Chelsea after Pedro was involved in a heavy challenge with his compatriot Nacho Monreal. T...
Sport Review - Wed Sep 20 4:50 AM
Pat Nevin says he is looking forward to watching Antonio Conte solve problems as they appear for his Chelsea team this season. The Blues have made a solid if unspectacular start to the Premier League season after bouncing back from a 3-2 loss to Burnley at Stamford Bridge on the opening weekend....
Sport Review - Wed Sep 20 4:30 AM
Thibaut Courtois has admitted that David Luiz’s suspension will come as a big blow for Chelsea. The west London side will be without the Brazilian defender for three domestic games after he was shown a straight red card late on during the goalless draw with Arsenal last weekend. Luiz was given hi...
Sport Review - Wed Sep 20 4:10 AM
Antonio Conte has confirmed that Eden Hazard will start Chelsea’s Carabao Cup clash against Nottingham Forest at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night. The Blues forward made his return from injury at Leicester City earlier this month after Hazard came off the bench to replace Cesc Fabregas with 10...
Sport Review - Wed Sep 20 12:30 AM
Eden Hazard has heaped praise on Antonio Conte by claiming that he improved his game after just a week of working under the Italian coach. Conte was brought in as Jose Mourinho’s permanent successor at Stamford Bridge last summer and he had an instant impact at the west London club, by guiding th...
Sport Review - Wed Sep 20 12:00 AM
Aaron Ramsey was clearly Arsenal’s man of the match against Chelsea on Sunday and the midfielder deserved plenty of praise for his performance, according to Danny Murphy. The Wales midfielder was heavily criticised for his below-par performance as Arsenal slumped to a demoralising 4-0 loss at the...