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Sport Review - Wed Mar 28 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 - Wed Mar 28 10:02 AM
Ray Wilkins believes Chelsea FC will miss out on the top four unless the title holders beat Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool FC. The defending Premier League champions are in fifth place in the table and five points behind Spurs with eight games to go in the top-four race. Chelsea FC could miss ou...
Sport Review - Wed Mar 28 9:31 AM
Marcos Alonso has played down the speculation linking him with a transfer from Chelsea FC to Real Madrid this summer. The defender has been a regular fixture in the first team at Stamford Bridge this season and he helped the west London side to win the title last term in his first campaign at the...
Sport Review - Wed Mar 28 9:31 AM
Ray Wilkins believes it is vital Chelsea FC start both Cesc Fabregas and N’Golo Kante to dominate the Tottenham midfield at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. The defending Premier League champions are in fifth place in the table and face the real possibility of missing out on a Champions League place ne...
Sport Review - Wed Mar 28 8:37 AM
Ray Wilkins believes Harry Kane’s absence due to injury will give Chelsea FC the edge against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Sunday. The Blues are in fifth place in the Premier League table and five points adrift of Tottenham Hotspur in the race to secure a Champions League spot. Spur...
Sport Review - Wed Mar 28 7:34 AM
Eden Hazard has insisted that he is “very happy” at Chelsea FC as he deflected questions about his long-term future at the club this week. Hazard is widely regarded as one of the Premier League’s finest attacking players and he has been earning plenty of praise for his strong displays for Chelsea...
Sport Review - Wed Mar 28 5:44 AM
Chelsea FC and Tottenham Hotspur will have to spend £25m to sign Norwich City midfielder James Maddison this summer, according to a report in England. The Daily Mirror is reporting that Chelsea FC and Tottenham are interested in the impressive 21-year-old but the London duo face intense Premier L...
Sport Review - Wed Mar 28 5:20 AM
Pat Nevin is optimistic that Chelsea FC can breathe life into their top-four challenge against Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon. The defending Premier League champions are in fifth place in the table and five points behind Tottenham in the race to secure a Champions League...
Sport Review - Wed Mar 28 5:20 AM
Eden Hazard has insisted that he is happy to play anywhere on the pitch for Chelsea FC under Antonio Conte. The Belgian playmaker cut a frustrated figure when he was deployed up front on his own in Chelsea FC’s 1-0 loss to Manchester City in the Premier League at The Etihad in recent weeks. Hazar...
Sport Review - Wed Mar 28 4:47 AM
Chelsea FC have beaten Tottenham to the signature of Crewe Alexandra youngster George Nunn, according to reports in the British media. The Sun, as quoted by Metro, is reporting that the 16-year-old striker has rejected a new contract with the League Two side and is now set to link up with the Blu...
Sport Review - Wed Mar 28 12:51 AM
Nemanja Matic has taken to social media to wish his wife Aleksandra a happy birthday. The Serbian midfielder has been settling in well to life at Old Trafford after having signed for the Red Devils from Chelsea FC in the summer transfer window last year. Matic has helped Manchester United up into...
Sport Review - Tue Mar 27 11:37 PM
Chelsea FC star Eden Hazard has insisted that he cannot be compared to Lionel Messi. The 27-year-old Belgian playmaker is widely regarded as one of the Premier League’s top attacking talents and he has been earning huge amounts of praise since his arrival in England from French side Lille back in...
Sport Review - Tue Mar 27 9:57 AM
Thibaut Courtois has insisted that he is “proud” to play for Chelsea FC and is not thinking about quitting the west London club at the moment. The Belgian shot-stopper is widely regarded as one of the Premier League’s finest goalkeepers and he was in top form to help Chelsea FC win the Premier Le...
Sport Review - Tue Mar 27 7:35 AM
N’Golo Kante has insisted that he is not concerned about Olivier Giroud’s lack of goals since his move to Chelsea FC in the January transfer window. Giroud has been settling into life at Stamford Bridge since signing for the Blues from their London rivals Arsenal in the mid-season transfer window...
Sport Review - Tue Mar 27 6:21 AM
Antonio Conte has a reputation for wearing out his players just as he has done at Chelsea FC, according to Serie A expert Gabriele Marcotti. The Blues won the Premier League title with two games to spare last season after the west London side finished seven points clear of their closest challenge...
Sport Review - Tue Mar 27 6:21 AM
Robbie Fowler has claimed that Jose Mourinho’s recent praise of Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic is a plot to get more funds from the Manchester United board. The Red Devils has been critical of his players in recent weeks following Manchester United’s disappointment in the Champions League earlie...
Sport Review - Tue Mar 27 5:08 AM
Alvaro Morata and Emerson Palmieri both looked to be in high spirits as they posed for a picture at Chelsea FC’s Cobham training ground over the weekend. Morata was left out of the Spain squad for their recent friendly games, leaving the forward to work on his fitness levels at his club over the...
Sport Review - Tue Mar 27 4:47 AM
N’Golo Kante is backing Olivier Giroud to help fire Chelsea FC to a victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon. Giroud has been settling into life at Stamford Bridge after having signed for the Blues from Arsenal in the January transfer window. The 31-year-old has sc...
Sport Review - Tue Mar 27 12:01 AM
Cesc Fabregas has described N’Golo Kante as one of the best midfielders he has ever lined up with at Chelsea FC. Kante has earned a reputation as one of the Premier League’s top players since he helped Leicester City to win the Premier League title in the 2015-16 campaign. The French midfielder h...
Sport Review - Mon Mar 26 9:24 AM
Martin Keown believes Chelsea FC will beat Southampton in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley next month. The Blues have endured a difficult start to 2018 so far following their premature Champions League and League Cup exits. The west London outfit lost 4-1 on aggregate to La Liga giants FC Barcelo...
Sport Review - Mon Mar 26 8:21 AM
Garth Crooks has likened Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea FC legend Didier Drogba. The Red Devils signed Lukaku in a £75m deal from Premier League rivals Everton in the 2017 summer transfer window. The Belgium international scored 10 times in his opening nine games at Old Traffo...
Sport Review - Mon Mar 26 7:41 AM
Chelsea FC have an agreement in place to sign Edin Dzeko from AS Roma at the end of the season, according to reports in Spain. Spanish publication El Gol Digital, as quoted by the Daily Express, is reporting that the Blues have reached a deal with the Italian side to secure the signature of the ...
Sport Review - Mon Mar 26 6:53 AM
Arsenal and Chelsea FC are set to battle it out for the signature of Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak in the summer transfer window, according to reports in the British media. The Daily Express is reporting that both of the London clubs are keen to try and sign the 25-year-old shot-stopper as...
Sport Review - Mon Mar 26 5:58 AM
Chris Sutton believes Chelsea FC will be thrilled with a FA Cup semi-final draw against Southampton. The defending Premier League champions are in the hunt for more silverware under Antonio Conte. The title holders were 2-1 extra-time winners against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Su...
Sport Review - Mon Mar 26 4:51 AM
Alvaro Morata looked to be in high spirits as he enjoyed some warmer weather with his wife Alice Campello during a break for the Chelsea FC star. The young couple headed to Dubai to soak up some sunshine in the international break after Morata was not called up by Spain for their pre-World Cup fr...
Sport Review - Mon Mar 26 12:05 AM
Olivier Giroud believes that Chelsea FC have been making a mistake by playing Eden Hazard up front for the Blues. Giroud has been settling into life at Stamford Bridge since signing for the Blues from Arsenal in the January transfer window. The French striker has netted one goal in the Premier Le...
Sport Review - Sun Mar 25 11:43 PM
Michy Batshuayi has told Chelsea FC fans that his Borussia Dortmund form has shown the “real” player after his loan move from the Blues. The Belgian striker moved to the Bundesliga club on loan until the end of the season after he was deemed to be surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge by Ant...
Sport Review - Sun Mar 25 11:59 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 Mar 25 10:43 AM
Garth Crooks has accused Chelsea FC manager Antonio Conte of “exceptionally poor judgement”. The Italian head coach took over the reins of the west London side from Guus Hiddink following their tenth-placed finish in 2016. Chelsea FC won the Premier League title last term with two games to spare...
Sport Review - Sun Mar 25 8:46 AM
Garth Crooks has claimed winning the FA Cup could save Antonio Conte’s job at Chelsea FC. The Italian head coach was appointed as Jose Mourinho’s permanent successor in 2016 following their tenth-placed finish. Conte led the west London side to the Premier League title in the 2016-17 campaign aft...
Sport Review - Sun Mar 25 8:05 AM
Manchester United are pondering making a £40m move to sign Douglas Costa from Bayern Munich this summer, according to reports in the British media. The Daily Mirror is claiming that the Red Devils are keeping tabs on the Brazilian attacker, who is currently on a season-long loan to Juventus from...
Sport Review - Sun Mar 25 7:26 AM
Olivier Giroud has claimed that Chelsea FC’s track record with trophies speaks for itself as his main reason for choosing to sign for the Blues from Arsenal in January. The French forward has been settling into life at Stamford Bridge after having joined the west London side from Arsenal in the J...
Sport Review - Sun Mar 25 6:54 AM
Tiemoue Bakayoko took to social media to applaud Olivier Giroud after the Chelsea FC striker scored in France’s friendly with Colombia on Friday night. The Chelsea FC striker scored the opening goal in France’s 3-2 friendly defeat by the South American side on Friday night, with Thomas Lemar nett...
Sport Review - Sun Mar 25 5:58 AM
Graeme Le Saux believes Manchester United outcast Luke Shaw would be a success at Chelsea FC. The 22-year-old has struggled to make an impact at Old Trafford since his £27m move to Manchester United from Southampton in the 2015 summer transfer window. Shaw made some progress in his second season...
Sport Review - Sun Mar 25 5:58 AM
Chris Sutton believes Chelsea FC’s 2-1 extra-time win over Leicester City in the FA Cup is a major boost for Antonio Conte. The Blues have endured a difficult start to 2018 following a slump in Premier League form and a series of cup exits. Chelsea FC lost 2-1 to Arsenal in the second leg of … ...
Sport Review - Sun Mar 25 12:34 AM
Cesc Fabregas is back from a trip abroad and ready for the final part of the season with Chelsea FC. The 30-year-old midfielder has recently spent some time in warmer climes after he jetted off for a quick holiday following his snub from the Spain squad for their friendly clashes. The former Arse...
Sport Review - Sun Mar 25 12:15 AM
Olivier Giroud has revealed that Robert Pires told him that a move to Chelsea FC would suit his game after his switch from Arsenal in the January transfer window. The French striker has been settling into life at Stamford Bridge after opting to leave the Gunners and sign for their London rivals....
Sport Review - Sat Mar 24 9:36 AM
Pedro Rodriguez has singled out Cesc Fabregas as the Chelsea FC star with the worst fashion sense as he poked fun at his Spain team-mate. The pair know each other well after having come through the ranks at FC Barcelona together, before they both ended up playing for Chelsea FC. Pedro was asked i...
Sport Review - Sat Mar 24 9:09 AM
Antonio Conte must accept some responsibility for Alvaro Morata’s poor form at Chelsea FC, according to ESPN FC pundit Alejandro Moreno. The Spain international moved to Chelsea FC in a £58m deal from La Liga giants Real Madrid in the 2017 summer transfer window. The Blues were initially linked w...
Sport Review - Sat Mar 24 6:55 AM
Pedro Rodriguez believes that Antonio Rudiger and David Luiz are the two best dancers in the Chelsea FC team. Rudiger has been settling into life at Stamford Bridge following his transfer to the club from AS Roma in the summer window last year. Luiz, meanwhile, has been struggling for form and fi...
Sport Review - Sat Mar 24 6:17 AM
Chelsea FC have made a £52m offer to sign Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi, according to a report in Spain. Spanish newspaper AS, as quoted by The Sun, is reporting that the defending Premier League champions have submitted a huge offer to sign the Inter skipper. The same article states that Chel...
Sport Review - Sat Mar 24 5:21 AM
Ian Wright has admitted that he has been impressed with Willian’s sparkling performances for Chelsea FC this season. The Brazil international has struggled to tie down a regular starting spot in the Chelsea FC team since Antonio Conte’s appointment in 2016. However, Alvaro Morata’s well-documente...
Sport Review - Sat Mar 24 4:49 AM
Chelsea FC defender Andreas Christensen has been sent home from international duty with Denmark after a new injury concern. The Denmark international had reported for duty with his national side this week as he bids to earn a place in the World Cup squad for this summer’s tournament. However, he...
Sport Review - Sat Mar 24 12:30 AM
Olivier Giroud has insisted that he chose to leave Arsenal and sign for Chelsea FC in the January transfer window because he was in need of a new challenge. The French striker has been settling into life at Stamford Bridge after having signed for the west London side from Arsenal in January as he...
Sport Review - Sat Mar 24 12:09 AM
Olivier Giroud has admitted that he has been frustrated not to have scored more goals for Chelsea FC since his move from Arsenal. The French striker has been getting used to life at Stamford Bridge after having left the Gunners to sign for the west London side in the January transfer window. The...
Sport Review - Fri Mar 23 10:02 AM
Pedro Rodriguez has admitted that Eden Hazard is the best player in the Chelsea FC squad. The Belgian playmaker is widely regarded as one of the Premier League’s top attacking talents and he has earned plenty of new admirers since his move to Stamford Bridge from Lille back in the summer of 2012....
Sport Review - Fri Mar 23 7:13 AM
Arsene Wenger has described Olivier Giroud as “an Arsenal man” despite his transfer to Chelsea FC from the Gunners back in January. Wenger deemed the French striker to be surplus to requirements at The Emirates in the mid-season window as he allowed the 31-year-old forward to leave Arsenal and si...
Sport Review - Fri Mar 23 6:31 AM
Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC are keeping close tabs on Jack Wilshere’s situation at Arsenal, according to a report in England. The Daily Mail is reporting that Wilshere is attracting interest from a number of Premier League clubs given the uncertainty surrounding his future at Arsenal. The 26-year...
Sport Review - Fri Mar 23 5:45 AM
Pedro has named Chelsea FC summer signing Davide Zappacosta as the fastest player in the Blues squad. The Spain international was an important member of Antonio Conte’s squad last season as Chelsea FC won the Premier League title with two games to spare. Pedro scored nine times in 35 games in the...
Sport Review - Fri Mar 23 5:45 AM
David Luiz is targeting a return to the Chelsea FC team for their Premier League clash, according to a report in England. The Sun, as quoted by Metro, is reporting that the Brazil international is working on his return to first-team action ahead of Chelsea FC’s next Premier League game. Luiz has...
Sport Review - Fri Mar 23 4:53 AM
David Luiz is clearly working hard to prove a point to Antonio Conte as he looks to try and break back into the Chelsea FC first team. The Brazilian defender has struggled for form and fitness this season and has failed to hold down a regular spot in the first team at Stamford Bridge under … Th...
Sport Review - Fri Mar 23 4:53 AM
Chelsea FC have joined Manchester United in the race to sign Toby Alderweireld from Tottenham Hotspur this summer, according to reports in the British media. The Daily Mirror is claiming that the west London side have identified the 29-year-old Belgian defender as a potential target this summer a...
Sport Review - Fri Mar 23 12:21 AM
Diego Costa has revealed that he is a big fan of Alvaro Morata and says the Chelsea FC striker will be missed after being omitted from the Spain squad. The Chelsea FC star was left out of the national team squad for their forthcoming friendly games as they prepare for the World Cup in Russia … ...
Sport Review - Thu Mar 22 7:49 PM
By all relative measures, Chelsea FC’s season hasn’t been a great one. The defending Premier League champions’ summer signings didn’t really boost the side in the way that was expecting, with the likes of Alvaro Morata and Tiemou Bakayoko still finding their feet. Antonio Conte has been vocal wit...
Sport Review - Thu Mar 22 9:51 AM
Pedro Rodriguez believes that Alvaro Morata’s goal against Leicester at the weekend will help him to enjoy a successful end to the campaign with Chelsea FC. The Spanish striker scored Chelsea FC’s opening goal with a cool finish in the first half of the Blues’ 2-1 FA Cup quarter-final win at the...
Sport Review - Thu Mar 22 8:41 AM
Steven Gerrard has warned Liverpool FC not to write off Chelsea FC too soon in the race to finish in the Premier League’s top four. The Reds were 5-0 winners against Watford at Anfield in the Premier League last weekend thanks to Mohamed Salah’s four-goal haul. Liverpool FC hoisted themselves abo...
Sport Review - Thu Mar 22 8:24 AM
Pedro admits he is excited about the prospect of another FA Cup semi-final after Chelsea FC were pitted against Southampton in the last-four draw. The Spain international scored an extra-time winner to secure a 2-1 win over Leicester City in the FA Cup quarter-final at the King Power Stadium last...
Sport Review - Thu Mar 22 7:34 AM
Andreas Christensen has admitted his frustration at his recent dip in form with Chelsea FC. The Danish defender has been earning plenty of praise for his strong performances for the west London side so far this season after having returned to Stamford Bridge following a two-year loan spell at Ger...
Sport Review - Thu Mar 22 7:02 AM
Chelsea FC are willing to pay Toby Alderweireld weekly wages of £150, 000 as they look to try and sign the defender from Tottenham this summer, according to reports in the British media. The Daily Mirror, as quoted by Metro, is reporting that the west London club are prepared to spend big on tryi...
Sport Review - Thu Mar 22 6:31 AM
Marcos Alonso has told Alvaro Morata to keep focused and work on performing for Chelsea between now and the end of the season as he bids to help the Blues finish in the top four. The striker has endured a difficult few months at Stamford Bridge after having struggled with a back injury and also ...
Sport Review - Thu Mar 22 6:18 AM
Pedro believes Chelsea FC are in a “good moment” ahead of the visit of Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge in their next Premier League game. The defending champions edged to a 2-1 extra-time win over Leicester City at the King Power Stadium in the FA Cup quarter-final last weekend. Pedro netted...
Sport Review - Thu Mar 22 5:43 AM
Pedro has reassured Chelsea FC supporters that Alvaro Morata’s injury woes are over. The Spain centre-forward moved to defending Premier League champions Chelsea FC from La Liga giants Real Madrid in a club record £58m deal in 2017 summer transfer window. Morata has scored nine times in their ope...
Sport Review - Thu Mar 22 4:52 AM
Alan Shearer has lavished praise on N’Golo Kante following his superb form for Chelsea FC in recent seasons. The 26-year-old midfielder signed for the west London side from Leicester City in the 2016 summer transfer window and helped the Blues to win the Premier League last season, after also hav...
Sport Review - Thu Mar 22 12:45 AM
Marcos Alonso has revealed that Alvaro Morata “wasn’t happy” after learning that he had been omitted from the Spain squad. The Chelsea FC striker has endured a difficult few months at Stamford Bridge after having struggled for both form and fitness under Antonio Conte. Morata made a return to goa...
Sport Review - Thu Mar 22 12:11 AM
N’Golo Kante has told his Chelsea FC team-mates that they must focus on winning the FA Cup this season after their disappointing form in all other competitions. The Blues were dumped out of the Champions League by FC Barcelona earlier this month to leave them playing for the FA Cup and a top-four...