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Sport Review - Wed Feb 28 11:41 PM
Craig Burley is backing Liverpool FC to finish in the top four this season but says Chelsea FC’s chances are 50/50. The Blues suffered a damaging blow to their hopes of qualifying for next season’s Champions League when they slumped to a disappointing 2-1 defeat by Manchester United at Old Traffo...
Sport Review - Wed Feb 28 10:19 AM
Alan Shearer believes Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic are to blame for Romelu Lukaku’s struggles at Manchester United this term. The Belgium international moved to Manchester United in a £75m deal from Premier League rivals Everton in the summer transfer window. The Red Devils striker scored 10 t...
Sport Review - Wed Feb 28 9:16 AM
Thibaut Courtois is confident Chelsea FC can still finish in third or fourth place in the Premier League this term. The defending Premier League champions suffered a 2-1 loss to second-placed Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon. Willian broke the deadlock in the top-four clash b...
Sport Review - Wed Feb 28 8:05 AM
Nemanja Matic has hinted that he wants Chelsea FC to finish above Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League table this season. Matic helped Manchester United claim a 2-1 victory over his former club on Sunday afternoon as Jose Mourinho’s men secured a win over Chelsea FC at Old Trafford to boost th...
Sport Review - Wed Feb 28 7:33 AM
Chelsea FC and Manchester United are set to do battle for the signature of Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski this summer, according to reports in the British media. Sky Sports is reporting that the two Premier League sides are both keen on luring the 29-year-old attacker to England but the...
Sport Review - Wed Feb 28 7:33 AM
Olivier Giroud has admitted that his one regret about his Arsenal career is that he failed to win the Premier League title with the Gunners. The French striker signed for the north London club’s local rivals Chelsea FC last month as he left The Emirates following a five-year stint with the Gunner...
Sport Review - Wed Feb 28 7:04 AM
Tiemoue Bakayoko looks to be closing in on a return to action for Chelsea FC after he took to social media to post videos of himself training at Cobham. The French midfielder has been out of action in recent weeks after having picked up an injury but he has been working hard on his fitness … Th...
Sport Review - Wed Feb 28 6:29 AM
Pat Nevin believes Chelsea FC’s experience of finishing in the top four could help the defending champions pip Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur to a Champions League spot. Antonio Conte’s men suffered a disappointing 2-1 loss to Manchester United in the Premier League at Old Trafford on Sunday...
Sport Review - Wed Feb 28 6:29 AM
Chelsea FC are keen to get Eden Hazard to sign a new £300, 000-a-week contract to convince the Belgian to stay at Stamford Bridge, according to reports in the British media. The Daily Mail is reporting that the west London side are keen to get the 27-year-old Belgium international to commit his f...
Sport Review - Wed Feb 28 6:01 AM
Nemanja Matic believes moving to a big club such as Manchester United from Chelsea was a positive thing for the Serbian midfielder. The defensive star completed a surprise £40m move to Old Trafford from the defending Premier League champions in the summer transfer window. Chelsea FC sold Matic de...
Sport Review - Wed Feb 28 6:01 AM
Pat Nevin believes Chelsea FC’s performances have been improving despite a 2-1 loss at Manchester United on Sunday. The Red Devils eased to a narrow win over the defending Premier League champions thanks to goals from Romelu Lukaku and Jesse Lingard at Old Trafford. Chelsea FC squandered the lead...
Sport Review - Wed Feb 28 5:05 AM
Nemanja Matic has admitted that he has been very impressed by the performances of both Angel Gomes and Tahith Chong in Manchester United training. The Serbian midfielder has been getting used to life at Old Trafford after signing for the Red Devils from Premier League rivals Chelsea FC in the sum...
Sport Review - Wed Feb 28 4:36 AM
Jose Mourinho admits that he has been amazed by Willian’s recent form for Chelsea FC. The Brazilian attacker has been in top form for the west London side in recent weeks and he scored the opening goals in Chelsea FC’s recent clashes against FC Barcelona and Manchester United. Willian opened the...
Sport Review - Wed Feb 28 12:46 AM
Chris Smalling believes that Manchester United’s 2-1 win over Chelsea FC has given them a huge advantage in the race for Champions League qualification this season. The Red Devils came from a goal down to claim an important victory over the west London side at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon as...
Sport Review - Wed Feb 28 12:25 AM
Graeme Souness has warned Alvaro Morata that he will have to quickly improve his form at Chelsea FC or risk losing his place in the team. The Spanish striker has been settling in well to life at Stamford Bridge after having signed for the west London club from Real Madrid back in July of last … ...
Sport Review - Tue Feb 27 10:43 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 - Tue Feb 27 10:43 AM
Cesc Fabregas has urged his Chelsea team-mates to remain united following Sunday’s 2-1 loss to Manchester United at Old Trafford. The Spain international was named in Antonio Conte’s starting line-up for the trip to their bitter rivals in the Premier League. Brazilian forward Willian broke the de...
Sport Review - Tue Feb 27 9:45 AM
Jamie Carragher has admitted that Alvaro Morata may not be good enough to lead Chelsea FC’s attack. The Spanish striker played the full 90 minutes at Old Trafford on Sunday but he was unable to prevent the Blues from slumping to a disappointing 2-1 loss to Manchester United in the Premier League....
Sport Review - Tue Feb 27 8:31 AM
Graeme Souness has admitted that he is unsure whether Chelsea FC should persist with Alvaro Morata for another season. The defending Premier League champions initially wanted to sign Belgium international Romelu Lukaku in the summer transfer window. The 24-year-old completed a £75m move to Manche...
Sport Review - Tue Feb 27 7:47 AM
Antonio Conte has warned his Chelsea FC team that they will have to step their game up if they want to finish in the top four this season. The Blues suffered a disappointing defeat by Manchester United on Sunday as they slumped to a 2-1 defeat by the Red Devils despite having taken the lead … T...
Sport Review - Tue Feb 27 7:26 AM
Jose Mourinho singled out Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba for special praise after Manchester United’s 2-1 win over Chelsea FC in the Premier League on Sunday. The pair both started the game at Old Trafford as Mourinho’s men came from behind to earn a victory which lifted them back into second place...
Sport Review - Tue Feb 27 7:14 AM
Chelsea FC are set to battle with FC Barcelona for the signature of £25m-rated Caen teenager Yann Karamoh, according to reports in the British media. The Daily Mirror is reporting that the Blues are keen on signing the 19-year-old attacking midfielder as they begin to turn their attentions toward...
Sport Review - Tue Feb 27 6:45 AM
Chelsea FC are ahead of Manchester United in the race to sign Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich, according to reports in the British media. The Sun is reporting that the 29-year-old Poland striker is “flirting” with the idea of moving to the Premier League this summer, and both Chelsea FC and...
Sport Review - Tue Feb 27 6:25 AM
Antonio Conte admitted that Alvaro Morata has plenty of room for improvement after his performance for Chelsea FC in the 2-1 loss to Manchester United on Sunday. The Spanish striker played for the full 90 minutes but was unable to prevent the Blues from slipping to a disappointing defeat at Old T...
Sport Review - Tue Feb 27 6:22 AM
Graeme Souness believes Chelsea FC need to sign a centre-forward in the summer transfer window. The defending Premier League champions lost 2-1 to bitter rivals Manchester United in the English top flight on Sunday. Spanish forward Alvaro Morata struggled to leave an imprint on the Premier League...
Sport Review - Tue Feb 27 5:40 AM
Graeme Souness believes Liverpool FC will finish in the Premier League top four but warned Chelsea FC will have to battle with Manchester United to secure fourth spot. The Red Devils were 2-0 winners against defending champions at Old Trafford last season thanks to goals from Romelu Lukaku and Je...
Sport Review - Tue Feb 27 5:30 AM
Jamie Carragher believes Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has impressed in the Premier League more than Chelsea FC forward Alvaro Morata. The Belgium international has been criticised for his overall performances this term despite Lukaku scoring a respectable 13 goals and made six assists...
Sport Review - Tue Feb 27 5:00 AM
Juan Mata admits he was thrilled with Manchester United’s special 2-1 win against Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday. The Red Devils eased to a vital win in the Premier League’s top-four race following goals from Romelu Lukaku and Jesse Lingard. Lukaku cancelled out Willian’s opener in the f...
Sport Review - Tue Feb 27 4:30 AM
Jose Mourinho described Chelsea FC as a “fantastic” team after his Manchester United side claimed a 2-1 victory over the Blues in the Premier League on Sunday. The Red Devils managed to come from behind to claim the three points as they moved back up into second place in the Premier League table....
Sport Review - Tue Feb 27 12:15 AM
Jose Mourinho lavished praise on the “fantastic” Scott McTominay after Manchester United came from behind to beat Chelsea FC 2-1 at Old Trafford on Sunday. The 21-year-old started in midfield for Mourinho’s men and put in a solid display as he was tasked with man marking Eden Hazard in front of M...
Sport Review - Tue Feb 27 12:00 AM
Antonio Conte has revealed that his decision to substitute Eden Hazard in the second half of Chelsea FC’s loss to Manchester United on Sunday was purely a tactical one. The Blues suffered a disappointing loss to the Red Devils as they were pegged back and beaten by Jose Mourinho’s men as they dro...
Sport Review - Mon Feb 26 11:30 PM
Jamie Carragher claimed that Manchester United’s 2-1 win over Chelsea FC was an important result for Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian striker scored the Red Devils’ equaliser at Old Trafford after Willian had given Chelsea FC the lead in the first half. Lukaku then turned provider as he set up Jesse Li...
Sport Review - Mon Feb 26 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 - Mon Feb 26 10:30 AM
Tiemoue Bakayoko isn’t good enough to merit a place in the Chelsea FC team, Andy Townsend says. The defending Premier League champions signed Bakayoko in a £40m deal from Ligue 1 title holders AS Monaco last summer. Bakayoko’s arrival led to the departure of Nemanja Matic to Manchester United in...
Sport Review - Mon Feb 26 10:00 AM
Danny Drinkwater should be knocking on Antonio Conte’s door demanding a Chelsea FC spot, according to Andy Townsend. The England international moved to Chelsea FC in a £35m deal from Leicester City in the summer transfer window. Drinkwater was added to Conte’s squad after the Blues made the surpr...
Sport Review - Mon Feb 26 9:00 AM
Dennis Wise has criticised Antonio Conte’s decision to start Andreas Christensen ahead of Gary Cahill on Tuesday night. The Chelsea FC boss stuck with the Denmark international for the visit of Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash. The 21-year-old has impressed in th...
Sport Review - Mon Feb 26 8:30 AM
Andy Townsend has admitted that he was disappointed Eden Hazard wasn’t able to have more of an impact in Chelsea FC’s 1-1 draw with Barcelona on Tuesday night. The Belgium international has been the west London side’s best player in the 2017-18 season so far in an otherwise difficult campaign for...
Sport Review - Mon Feb 26 6:45 AM
Jurgen Klopp has warned Chelsea FC and Manchester United that his Liverpool FC side will be doing all they can to try and beat them to a top-four finish in the Premier League this season. The Reds signalled their top four credentials on Saturday by claiming a dominant 4-1 win over West Ham United...
Sport Review - Mon Feb 26 6:15 AM
Pat Nevin admits he feels sorry for Willian at Chelsea FC. The Brazil international has struggled to tie down a regular starting spot in the Chelsea FC team since Antonio Conte’s appointment in 2016. Willian has fallen behind Pedro Rodriguez in the pecking order at Stamford Bridge to limit his st...
Sport Review - Mon Feb 26 6:00 AM
Ian Wright has accused Antonio Conte of infecting his Chelsea FC players with the wrong mindset this term. The Blues manager has been critical of the Chelsea FC board and the club’s transfer policy on numerous occasions throughout the season. Chelsea FC have been unable to defend their Premier Le...
Sport Review - Mon Feb 26 5:48 AM
Ray Parlour has spoken of his surprise that Willian doesn’t get more opportunities in the Chelsea FC team. The Brazil international was voted the Chelsea FC player of the year in 2015-16 season ahead of Antonio Conte’s appointment. However, Willian has found his first-team chances limited under C...
Sport Review - Mon Feb 26 5:20 AM
Jamie Redknapp admits he is delighted to see Olivier Giroud move to Chelsea FC. The France international completed a £21m move to Chelsea FC from Arsenal in the January transfer window. Giroud made the decision to switch London clubs on transfer deadline day after struggling to hold down a regula...
Sport Review - Mon Feb 26 5:10 AM
Jamie Carragher believes Romelu Lukaku proved to his Manchester United critics that there is more to his game than just goals after the striker created Jesse Lingard’s winner in a 2-1 victory over Chelsea FC on Sunday. The Belgium international moved to Manchester United in a £75m deal from Premi...
Sport Review - Mon Feb 26 5:00 AM
Ian Wright has urged Antonio Conte to start with a striker when Chelsea FC make the return trip to Barcelona next month. The defending Premier League champions battled to a 1-1 draw with Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash. Chelsea FC made the breakthrough in the se...
Sport Review - Mon Feb 26 4:50 AM
Antonio Conte believes that Eden Hazard still has plenty of room for improvement at Chelsea FC. The Belgian playmaker is widely considered to be one of the Premier League’s top attacking talents and he has been earning plenty of praise for his strong performances for Blues over the last few seaso...
Sport Review - Mon Feb 26 12:00 AM
Danny Drinkwater has thanked his team-mates for the way he has been able to settle into life at Chelsea FC this season. The midfielder signed for the west London club from Leicester City in the summer transfer window and he has been making a steady start to life with the Blues. Drinkwater missed...
Sport Review - Sun Feb 25 8:16 PM
Eden Hazard gracefully shook Jose Mourinho’s hand in the tunnel before Manchester United’s 2-1 Premier League win over Chelsea FC on Sunday afternoon. Mourinho was pictured walking into the tunnel by the Sky Sports cameras before the game and he walked over to Hazard and shook the Belgian’s hand....
Sport Review - Sun Feb 25 4:20 PM
Jamie Carragher claimed that Manchester United “just” deserved to beat Chelsea FC after the Red Devils’ 2-1 win over the Blues at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Sunday. Chelsea FC started the brighter and took the lead in the first half when Willian drilled home a solid finish. However, th...
Sport Review - Sun Feb 25 4:10 PM
Gary Lineker praised Willian for his “excellent” performance in Chelsea FC’s 2-1 loss to Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday. The Brazilian attacker has been earning plenty of praise for his strong performances for the Blues in recent weeks and he was once again in fine form at Old...
Sport Review - Sun Feb 25 4:05 PM
Graeme Souness was clearly not very impressed by Alvaro Morata’s performance in Chelsea FC’s clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon in the Premier League. The Spanish striker was restored to the starting line-up after having been used predominantly as a substitute by Ant...
Sport Review - Sun Feb 25 3:59 PM
Gary Lineker heaped praise on Romelu Lukaku after the Belgian striker played a crucial role in helping Manchester United claim a 2-1 win over Chelsea FC at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon. The Belgian striker has had his fair share of criticism this season despite having scored 20 goals in all c...
Sport Review - Sun Feb 25 10:35 AM
Eden Hazard has taken to social media to declare himself as ready for action as Chelsea FC prepare for their showdown with Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon. The Blues head into the game looking to get back to winning ways after they were pegged back and held to a 1-1 dr...
Sport Review - Sun Feb 25 9:45 AM
Antonio Conte has admitted that his Chelsea FC team will have to be wary of the threat posed by Alexis Sanchez ahead of Sunday’s crunch clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford. The Red Devils completed the signing of the Chile international from Arsenal in the January transfer window as part...
Sport Review - Sun Feb 25 9:15 AM
Jamie Redknapp insists Eden Hazard will go down as a Chelsea FC legend when the Belgian finally leaves Stamford Bridge. The Belgium international has been one of Chelsea FC’s big positives in an inconsistent second season under Antonio Conte. Hazard has scored 11 goals and has made two assists in...
Sport Review - Sun Feb 25 8:45 AM
Ray Parlour believes Cesc Fabregas could be a potential weakness that Manchester United exploit when Chelsea FC visit Old Trafford on Sunday. The defending Premier League champions will make the long trip to Manchester fresh from a 1-1 draw with Barcelona mid-week. Chelsea FC were the better team...
Sport Review - Sun Feb 25 8:00 AM
Charlie Nicholas admits Antonio Conte has won over the Arsenal legend since his impressive Premier League title success with Chelsea FC. The Italian coach took over the reins at Stamford Bridge in 2016 following Chelsea FC’s disappointing tenth-placed finish. The Blues won the Premier League titl...
Sport Review - Sun Feb 25 7:30 AM
Antonio Conte has hinted that Willian could be set to start for Chelsea FC in the Blues’ crunch clash with Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday. The Brazilian attacker has been in fine form for the west London side in recent weeks and he earned plenty of praise for his sparkling disp...
Sport Review - Sun Feb 25 7:15 AM
Gary Neville believes that Romelu Lukaku has a lot to prove in a Manchester United shirt ahead of Sunday’s showdown with Chelsea FC at Old Trafford. The Belgian striker has been settling into life at Old Trafford after having signed for Jose Mourinho’s side from Everton in the summer transfer win...
Sport Review - Sun Feb 25 6:25 AM
Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Ander Herrera will not be fit for Manchester United’s crunch clash with Chelsea FC in the Premier League on Sunday due to injury. The Spanish midfielder picked up the problem during the early stages of the Red Devils’ goalless draw with Sevilla in the Champions Le...
Sport Review - Sun Feb 25 6:12 AM
Tiemoue Bakayoko has taken to social media to wish Andreas Christensen luck for Chelsea FC’s crunch clash against Manchester United on Sunday afternoon. The Blues head into the game looking to get their Premier League campaign back on track as they bid to at least finish in the top four this seas...
Sport Review - Sun Feb 25 5:50 AM
Phil Thompson believes Antonio Conte has undermined his title success at Chelsea FC following his fallout with the Blues board this term. The Italian coach took over the reins of the west London club in 2016 after he was named as Jose Mourinho’s permanent successor at Stamford Bridge. Conte led C...
Sport Review - Sun Feb 25 5:30 AM
Willian always makeS an impression in the Chelsea FC team when given a chance, Keith Andrews says. The Brazilian forward has found his first-team opportunities limited in the 2017-18 Premier League season. Willian has started 15 times in the Champions League and the Premier League with a yield of...
Sport Review - Sun Feb 25 5:20 AM
Jamie Redknapp believes Eden Hazard has already struck up a positive partnership with Chelsea signing Olivier Giroud. The France international moved to the defending Premier League champions in a £21m deal from Arsenal on transfer deadline day last month. Giroud was brought in to bolster Chelsea’...
Sport Review - Sun Feb 25 5:00 AM
Martin Keown has defended Willian after the Chelsea FC winger’s impressive Champions League performance against Barcelona. The Brazil international was included in Antonio Conte’s starting line-up despite being in and out of the first-team this season. Willian justified his inclusion with the ope...
Sport Review - Sun Feb 25 4:40 AM
Chelsea FC are facing competition from Paris Saint-Germain for the signature of AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, according to reports. The Sun is reporting that the Ligue 1 side have joined the race for the Italian shot-stopper as Chelsea FC continue to look for a new goalkeeper. The sam...
Sport Review - Sun Feb 25 12:34 AM
Gary Neville has insisted that he is not worried about Marcus Rashford’s long-term future at Manchester United. The England striker has struggled to hold down a regular spot in the first team at Old Trafford in recent weeks amid fresh competition from the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Anthony Marti...
Sport Review - Sat Feb 24 11:45 PM
Danny Drinkwater looked to be in good shape as he took part in Chelsea FC training at Cobham ahead of Sunday’s crunch clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford. The England international has been getting used to life at Stamford Bridge after having signed for the Blues from Leicester City in t...
Sport Review - Sat Feb 24 9:30 AM
Andreas Christensen has broken his silence about his high-profile error in Chelsea FC’s 1-1 draw with FC Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday night. The Danish defender came in for criticism for playing a loose pass across the Chelsea FC box as the visitors capitalised and Lionel Messi...
Sport Review - Sat Feb 24 9:15 AM
Paul Merson is backing Manchester United and Chelsea FC to settle for a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon. The Red Devils will welcome the defending Premier League champions to Old Trafford following their disappointing performance in a goalless draw with La Liga side Sevilla in the fi...
Sport Review - Sat Feb 24 8:30 AM
Antonio Conte has warned his Chelsea FC team to expect a tough physical challenge at Manchester United on Sunday afternoon. The Blues have the opportunity to move level on points with Manchester United if the defending champions manage to beat the Old Trafford side. Chelsea FC squandered a 1-0 le...
Sport Review - Sat Feb 24 8:19 AM
Michael Owen is tipping Manchester United and Chelsea FC to play out a low-scoring Premier League game at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon. The Red Devils will welcome the defending Premier League champions to Old Trafford looking to return to winning ways in the English top flight. Manchester Un...
Sport Review - Sat Feb 24 7:45 AM
Tiemoue Bakayoko was clearly pleased to see Ross Barkley on the road to recovery as he snapped a picture of the Chelsea signing in action at Cobham ahead of Sunday’s trip to Manchester United. The England midfielder has been getting used to life at Stamford Bridge since signing for the west Londo...
Sport Review - Sat Feb 24 7:30 AM
Alvaro Morata continued his bromance with Davide Zappacosta last week as the pair danced on their way home from Chelsea FC training. Morata and Zappacosta have both been getting used to life at Stamford Bridge after having signed for the west London club in the summer transfer window last year. T...
Sport Review - Sat Feb 24 7:15 AM
Leon Bailey has insisted that he wants to stay at Bayer Leverkusen for the time being as he continues to be linked with the likes of Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC. The 20-year-old attacker has been earning rave reviews for his performances for the German side in recent weeks and has scored nine goa...
Sport Review - Sat Feb 24 6:45 AM
Chelsea FC are keeping tabs on Newcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles with a view to a summer transfer move for the defender, according to reports in the British media. The Evening Standard is reporting that the west London club are keen to add a new centre-half to their ranks in the summer, a...
Sport Review - Sat Feb 24 6:25 AM
Cesar Azpilicueta has warned his Chelsea FC team-mates that they will have to play a “perfect” game if they want to beat FC Barcelona to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League. The Blues took the lead in the first leg at Stamford Bridge last week but were pegged back when Lionel Messi n...
Sport Review - Sat Feb 24 5:20 AM
Antonio Conte believes Paul Pogba will start for Manchester United when Chelsea FC make the trip to Old Trafford in the Premier League on Sunday. The Red Devils will host the defending champions in the top-four clash following a disappointing goalless draw with La Liga side Sevilla in the Champio...
Sport Review - Sat Feb 24 4:40 AM
Willian has warned Manchester United that he is out to score a hat-trick for Chelsea FC in Sunday’s Premier League showdown at Old Trafford. The Brazilian was in fine form on Tuesday night as he scored Chelsea FC’s goal in their 1-1 draw with FC Barcelona in the Champions League at Stamford Bridg...
Sport Review - Sat Feb 24 12:30 AM
Cesar Azpilicueta has warned his Chelsea FC team-mates that they must take their showdown with Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday incredibly seriously. The Blues head into this weekend’s round of fixtures in fourth place in the Premier League table but they are currently only one point a...
Sport Review - Fri Feb 23 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 - Fri Feb 23 9:45 AM
Thibaut Courtois has admitted that he does not yet know where his long-term future lies as he continues to be linked with a move away from Chelsea FC. The Belgian shot-stopper is widely regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in world football, but his situation at Stamford Bridge has been a sour...
Sport Review - Fri Feb 23 7:45 AM
Eden Hazard has warned his Chelsea FC team-mates that they will have to produce a “more than perfect” performance if they want to beat FC Barcelona and reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Hazard helped the west London side secure a 1-1 draw in the first leg of the last 16 clash agai...
Sport Review - Fri Feb 23 7:15 AM
Frank Lampard lavished praise on Willian for being “the man” during Chelsea FC’s 1-1 draw with FC Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday night. The Brazilian was started in a front three along with Eden Hazard and Pedro Rodriguez at Stamford Bridge and he was in fine form for Antonio Conte’...
Sport Review - Fri Feb 23 6:35 AM
Frank Lampard has called upon Chelsea FC to exploit Manchester United’s shaky defence when the Blues head to Old Trafford in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon. The Red Devils warmed up for their showdown with the defending champions by keeping a clean sheet in their goalless draw with Sevill...
Sport Review - Fri Feb 23 5:30 AM
Eden Hazard has revealed that he was encouraging Willian to shoot more during Chelsea FC’s 1-1 draw with Barcelona on Tuesday night. The Belgium international was expected to be one of Chelsea FC’s key players against the Spanish outfit in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash. Ho...
Sport Review - Fri Feb 23 4:50 AM
Chelsea FC have joined FC Barcelona in the race to sign Stefan De Vrij from Lazio this summer, according to reports in Italy. Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, as quoted by The Sun, is claiming that the Blues are now among the clubs interested in signing the Netherlands defender this summer...
Sport Review - Fri Feb 23 4:30 AM
Roy Keane has claimed that Manchester United are still playing like a team of “individuals” as they prepare for their showdown with Chelsea FC at Old Trafford on Sunday. The Red Devils head into the game looking to get their Premier League form back on track after they lost two of their last thre...
Sport Review - Fri Feb 23 12:30 AM
Roy Keane has warned Romelu Lukaku that the will need to step his game up ahead of Manchester United’s clash with Chelsea FC on Sunday. The Belgian striker has been adapting to life at Old Trafford following his move to the club from Everton in the summer transfer window last year. Lukaku has mad...
Sport Review - Fri Feb 23 12:00 AM
Jose Mourinho has suggested that Ander Herrera will be out of action for some time after having suffered a “bad injury” during Manchester United’s clash with Sevilla on Wednesday night. The Spanish midfielder started the game in his native homeland but he was forced off in the first half after pi...
Sport Review - Thu Feb 22 11:45 PM
Frank Lampard believes that Cesar Azpilicueta is on his way to being crowned as Chelsea FC’s player of the season this term. The defender has been one of the Blues’ most consistent performers at the back in recent months and has been earning plenty of praise for his displays. The Spaniard has ear...
Sport Review - Thu Feb 22 10:00 AM
Willian is backing Chelsea FC to beat Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday. The defending Premier League champions will make the long trip to Manchester looking to move level on points with Jose Mourinho’s second-placed team. Chelsea FC are in fourth spot and three points adrift of the Red...
Sport Review - Thu Feb 22 9:30 AM
Steven Gerrard has hailed Chelsea FC star Thibaut Courtois as one of the best goalkeepers in world football. The Belgian shot-stopper has earned a reputation as one of the leading goalkeepers in the Premier League in recent seasons following his fine form for the Blues. The goalkeeper has helped...
Sport Review - Thu Feb 22 9:00 AM
Frank Lampard has cast doubt on Antonio Conte’s future at Chelsea FC. The Blues won the Premier League title with two games to spare following Conte’s appointment as Jose Mourinho’s permanent successor in 2016. Conte managed to rejuvenate the Chelsea FC squad with his much-lauded 3-4-3 formation...
Sport Review - Thu Feb 22 8:30 AM
Rio Ferdinand has warned Chelsea FC that they will need to be decisive in front of goal in their return leg at Barcelona next month. The Premier League title holders were held to a 1-1 draw with the La Liga leaders in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash on Tuesday night. Willian...
Sport Review - Thu Feb 22 8:00 AM
Steven Gerrard has hailed Chelsea FC defender Cesar Azpilicueta as a manager’s dream. The Spanish defender has been one of Chelsea FC’s most consistent players in an otherwise difficult season for the defending champions. Azpilicueta has earned a reputation as one of the Premier League’s best def...
Sport Review - Thu Feb 22 7:45 AM
Antonio Conte has told his Chelsea FC players that they must maintain their composure when they travel to FC Barcelona for the return leg of their Champions League last 16 clash next month. The Blues were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw by the Spanish side at Stamford Bridge in the first leg on Tu...
Sport Review - Thu Feb 22 7:15 AM
Cesar Azpilicueta has taken to social media to issue a Chelsea FC rallying cry after their 1-1 draw with FC Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 clash on Tuesday night. The Blues played well in the first half and missed two chances to take the lead when Willian hit both …...
Sport Review - Thu Feb 22 6:45 AM
Cesc Fabregas has told his Chelsea FC team-mates that they will have to “play their game” when they head to FC Barcelona for the return leg of their Champions League last 16 clash next month. The Blues took the lead in the first leg thanks to Willian’s strike at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night,...
Sport Review - Thu Feb 22 6:25 AM
Willian has admitted that he was sad about the final result after Chelsea FC were pegged back and held to a 1-1 draw by FC Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 clash on Tuesday night. The Brazilian was in fine form for the west London side and he struck both … The post W...
Sport Review - Thu Feb 22 6:10 AM
Rio Ferdinand has revealed Frank Lampard told him that Cesar Azpilicueta is responsible for setting the tone in training at Chelsea FC. The Spain international is one of Chelsea FC’s longest-serving players following his move to the west London side from Marseille in the 2012 summer transfer wind...
Sport Review - Thu Feb 22 5:50 AM
Frank Lampard believes Chelsea FC boss Antonio Conte should take satisfaction from his team’s ability to limit Barcelona to a couple of chances at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night. The Blues welcomed the La Liga leaders to west London following a difficult start to 2018 for the Premier League tit...
Sport Review - Thu Feb 22 5:30 AM
Rio Ferdinand has named Chelsea FC star Cesar Azpilicueta as the Premier League’s best defender. The Spain international lined up against La Liga giants Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash on Wednesday night. Azpilicueta was unable to intercept a loose pass from And...
Sport Review - Thu Feb 22 5:00 AM
Frank Lampard believes Willian needs to be more consistent in the Chelsea FC team to tie down a regular starting spot. The Brazil international was included in Antonio Conte’s starting line-up ahead of Spanish striker Alvaro Morata and January signing Olivier Giroud. Willian justified his inclusi...
Sport Review - Thu Feb 22 4:50 AM
Rio Ferdinand believes that Eden Hazard still has something to prove at Chelsea FC for him to be considered as one of the world’s best players. The 27-year-old playmaker has been in good form for the west London side this season after having recovered from an ankle injury at the start of the camp...
Sport Review - Thu Feb 22 4:30 AM
Chelsea FC are set to face intense competition from Bayern Munich for the signature of Borussia Dortmund teenager Christian Pulisic in the summer transfer window, according to reports in the British media. The Daily Mail is claiming that the west London side are set to come up against stiff compe...
Sport Review - Thu Feb 22 12:30 AM
Antonio Conte lavished praise on Willian following his strong performance for Chelsea FC in their 1-1 draw with FC Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday night. The Brazilian was by far the Blues’ brightest attacking player on the night and he struck both posts in the first half in west Lon...
Sport Review - Thu Feb 22 12:00 AM
Antonio Conte leapt to the defence of Andreas Christensen despite the defender’s error leading to FC Barcelona’s equaliser in Chelsea FC’s 1-1 draw in the Champions League on Wednesday night. The Danish defender, who has been in top form this season, played a loose ball across the box, only for i...