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Sport Review - Sat Apr 28 9:16 AM
Paul Merson is backing Swansea City to hold Chelsea FC to a 1-1 draw at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday evening. The Blues will look to secure a third successive Premier League win to continue their belated challenge for a top-four spot. Chelsea FC are in fifth place in the Premier League table a...
Sport Review - Sat Apr 28 8:10 AM
Michael Owen is backing Swansea City to secure a positive result against Chelsea FC at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday evening. The Blues will make the trip to South Wales to face a Swansea side that are still fighting relegation this season. The Welsh outfit are in 17th place in the Premier Leag...
Sport Review - Sat Apr 28 5:44 AM
Mark Lawrenson has tipped Chelsea FC to ease to a 3-1 win against Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday evening. The Blues will travel to South Wales looking to boost their slim chances of a top-four finish with a third successive Premier League win. Chelsea FC have eased to victories o...
Sport Review - Fri Apr 27 8:24 PM
Roman Abramovich wants Chelsea FC to sign Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri even if the Blues sack Antonio Conte this summer, according to a report in England. The Daily Mirror is reporting that the Blues owner wants the west London side to sign the 26-year-old in the 2018 summer transfer window....
Sport Review - Fri Apr 27 10:00 AM
Jose Mourinho has decided that David De Gea and Nemanja Matic are the “outstanding candidates” to take over as Manchester United captain from next season, according to reports in the British media. Metro is reporting that Mourinho has singled out the goalkeeper and the midfielder as the top choic...
Sport Review - Fri Apr 27 7:11 AM
Arsenal have joined Chelsea FC and Manchester United in the race to sign Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan this summer, according to reports in the British media. The Sun is reporting that the three Premier League clubs are very interested in landing the 29-year-old from AS Roma this summer as the...
Sport Review - Fri Apr 27 6:13 AM
Craig Bellamy has claimed that Jose Mourinho doesn’t fit the mould of a Manchester United manager. The Red Devils turned to the former Chelsea FC and Real Madrid coach in May 2016 after Manchester United finished in fifth place in the Premier League table under his predecessor Louis van Gaal. Mou...
Sport Review - Fri Apr 27 5:41 AM
Guillem Balague believes Real Madrid will look to sign Liverpool FC star Mohamed Salah ahead of Eden Hazard this summer. The Egypt international has enjoyed a sensational first season at the Anfield outfit after Salah moved to Liverpool FC from AS Roma in a £39m deal in the 2017 summer transfer w...
Sport Review - Thu Apr 26 7:04 AM
Arsenal are confident that they would be able to beat Chelsea FC to the appointment of Luis Enrique as their new manager this summer, according to reports in the British media. The Daily Mirror is claiming that both of the London clubs are interested in appointing the former FC Barcelona manager...
Sport Review - Thu Apr 26 5:00 AM
Chelsea FC will not look to sell Alvaro Morata or Tiemoue Bakayoko this summer, unless the players express their interest in leaving the club, according to reports in the British media. The Daily Telegraph is reporting that the Blues are keen to keep hold of the duo despite their mixed first seas...
Sport Review - Wed Apr 25 9:34 AM
Antonio Rudiger has claimed that Chelsea FC are “very happy” about taking on Manchester United in the FA Cup final next month. The Blues secured their place in the final at Wembley thanks to a 2-0 win over Southampton at Wembley in the semi-finals on Sunday afternoon. Second half goals from Olivi...
Sport Review - Wed Apr 25 8:50 AM
Frank Lampard believes Diego Costa’s absence for Atletico Madrid will be a huge boost for Arsenal ahead of their Europa League semi-final at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday night. The Spain international is a player who will need no introduction to Arsenal supporters following his three seasons...
Sport Review - Wed Apr 25 7:54 AM
Gary Neville has warned Chelsea FC that Manchester United will be desperate to win the FA Cup this season and end the campaign on a high. It has been something of a mixed campaign for Jose Mourinho’s men during the Portuguese coach’s second season in charge at Old Trafford. The Red Devils were kn...
Sport Review - Wed Apr 25 6:21 AM
Olivier Giroud insists he is relishing competition for a starting spot with his Chelsea FC rival Alvaro Morata. The France international completed a £21m move to Chelsea FC from Arsenal in the 2018 January transfer window. Giroud fell down the pecking order at the north London outfit following th...
Sport Review - Wed Apr 25 6:21 AM
Chelsea FC are prepared to make a £65m offer to sign Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, according to a report in Italy. The Italian media outlet Il Mattino, as quoted by Metro, is reporting that the Blues are interested in a deal to bring the Senegal international to Stamford Bridge at the end of...
Sport Review - Wed Apr 25 5:41 AM
Olivier Giroud admitted that he is relishing the chance to take on Alexis Sanchez in the FA Cup final when Chelsea FC line up against Manchester United next month. The France international completed a £21m move to Chelsea FC from Arsenal in the January transfer window after falling out of favour...
Sport Review - Wed Apr 25 5:30 AM
Olivier Giroud believes Chelsea FC can rescue their season if Antonio Conte’s men win the FA Cup. The Blues won the Premier League title with two games to spare last season after the west London outfit finished seven points ahead of their closest title challengers Tottenham Hotspur. Chelsea FC ha...
Sport Review - Wed Apr 25 4:56 AM
Alvaro Morata has thanks Cesar Azpiliceuta after his team-mate set up his goal in Chelsea FC’s victory over Southampton in the FA Cup semi-finals on Sunday. Azpilicueta provided Morata with a superb cross, which the Spanish striker duly headed home just moments after coming on as a substitute at...
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...