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Sport Review - Sat Oct 28 11:45 PM
Antonio Conte has told N’Golo Kante that he still has work to do to become a “top player” with Chelsea. The midfielder has earned plenty of praise for his strong performances for Chelsea since his arrival at Stamford Bridge from Leicester City back in the summer of 2016. Kante was voted as the PF...
Sport Review - Sat Oct 28 7:40 PM
David Pleat heaped praise on the “outstanding” Eden Hazard after the Belgian playmaker fired Chelsea to a narrow 1-0 victory over Bournemouth on Saturday evening. After a goalless first half at the Vitality Stadium, Hazard broke the deadlock in the 51st minute with his first Premier League goal o...
Sport Review - Sat Oct 28 7:22 PM
Graeme Le Saux praised Eden Hazard for a precise finish in Chelsea’s 1-0 win at Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday evening. The Belgium international started his fourth Premier League game since recovering from a broken ankle at the Vitality Stadium. Hazard has made a solid return to f...
Sport Review - Sat Oct 28 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 - Sat Oct 28 9:45 AM
Eden Hazard has admitted that he is a huge fan of Alvaro Morata and already believes that he has struck up a good understanding with the Chelsea forward. Morata signed for Chelsea from Real Madrid in the summer transfer window and has made a strong start to life at the club since his move to … ...
Sport Review - Sat Oct 28 8:30 AM
Michael Owen is backing Chelsea to secure three points at the Vitality Stadium but is tipping Bournemouth to exploit the champions’ defensive problems. The title holders were thrilling 4-2 winners against Watford at Stamford Bridge last weekend to end their winless run in the Champions League and...
Sport Review - Sat Oct 28 7:15 AM
Antonio Conte has admitted that Danny Drinkwater still has some work to do to make sure that he is fully fit for Chelsea as quickly as possible. The England midfielder made his first appearance in a Chelsea shirt on Wednesday night when he started the Blues’ 2-1 victory over Everton in the League...
Sport Review - Sat Oct 28 6:45 AM
Antonio Conte has said that he’s looking forward to catching up with Nathan Ake when Chelsea travel to Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday evening. The Blues are preparing to travel to the Vitality Stadium as they look to claim another three points in the Premier League title race. Ake...
Sport Review - Sat Oct 28 6:25 AM
Antonio Conte has revealed that he is hoping that N’Golo Kante will be back available for selection for Chelsea’s Champions League clash with Roma on Tuesday night. The French midfielder has been out of action with a muscular injury suffered during the most recent international break. It had been...
Sport Review - Sat Oct 28 4:40 AM
Robert Pires believes that N’Golo Kante has been struggling at Chelsea in recent weeks because he is burning out. The French midfielder has been a regular fixture in the first team at Stamford Bridge since his move to the club from Leicester City last summer. Kante played a key role in helping Ch...
Sport Review - Sat Oct 28 12:30 AM
Mark Lawrenson is backing Chelsea to claim a 2-0 victory over Bournemouth in their Premier League clash on Saturday afternoon. The Blues head into the game looking to build on their 4-2 victory over Watford at Stamford Bridge last weekend. It has been something of a stuttering start to the new se...
Sport Review - Fri Oct 27 8:15 AM
Matt Le Tissier believes Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea is at another level above Thibaut Courtois and Hugo Lloris. The Spain international endured a tough outing at Huddersfield Town last weekend after the Manchester United shot stopper was beaten twice in a 2-1 loss to the promoted s...
Sport Review - Fri Oct 27 7:45 AM
Danny Drinkwater has admitted that his start to life at Chelsea couldn’t have gone any worse after suffering from a string of injuries. The England midfielder signed for the Blues from Leicester City on transfer deadline day back in August but was made to wait until this week to make his first ap...
Sport Review - Fri Oct 27 7:00 AM
Paul Merson is tipping Chelsea to secure a 3-1 victory over Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday evening. The Blues head into the game looking to build on their impressive 4-2 comeback victory over Watford at Stamford Bridge last weekend. Chelsea then secured their place in the quarter-f...
Sport Review - Fri Oct 27 6:25 AM
Antonio Conte has told Michy Batshuayi that he has plenty of room for improvement if he wants to hold down a regular spot in the first team at Chelsea. The Belgian striker has been in improved form in recent weeks after having come off the bench to fire Chelsea to a 4-2 victory over Watford … T...
Sport Review - Fri Oct 27 5:50 AM
Martin Keown was critical of Cesc Fabregas for showing disdain towards the League Cup after the Chelsea midfielder was a reluctant substitute in Wednesday night’s 2-1 win over Everton. The Spain international was required in the second half of Chelsea’s 2-1 victory over rudderless Everton as Fabr...
Sport Review - Fri Oct 27 4:40 AM
Eden Hazard has taken to social media to reveal a new friendship ahead of Chelsea’s clash with Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon. The Belgian playmaker was given a rest in midweek by manager Antonio Conte as he sat out Chelsea’s 2-1 victory over Everton in the League Cup on...
Sport Review - Fri Oct 27 12:15 AM
Antonio Conte has admitted that he has been thrilled by Michy Batshuayi’s recent good form for Chelsea. The Belgian striker has found his first team opportunities to be somewhat restricted at Stamford Bridge since his move to the club from Marseille in the summer of 2016. Indeed, the 24-year-old...
Sport Review - Thu Oct 26 11:45 PM
Antonio Conte heaped praise on Charly Musonda, Kenedy and Ethan Ampadu after the three youngsters helped Chelsea claim a 2-1 victory over Everton in the League Cup fourth round on Wednesday night. The trio all featured from the start against the Toffees as Conte’s men booked their place in the qu...
Sport Review - Thu Oct 26 10:30 AM
The latest football transfer gossip column from The Sport Review, featuring all of the latest Premier League transfer news and rumours. Here, we look at some of the top football transfer stories from the British and world media in The Sport Review’s Grapevine, published every morning in the lead-...
Sport Review - Thu Oct 26 8:45 AM
Pat Nevin admits he is concerned about Chelsea ahead of their trip to Bournemouth on Saturday evening. The defending Premier League champions ended a three-game winless run with a 4-2 victory over Watford at Stamford Bridge last weekend. The Blues lost 1-0 to Manchester City at Stamford Bridge in...
Sport Review - Thu Oct 26 7:30 AM
Charly Musonda has told Antonio Conte that he is working harder than ever to make sure that he is in peak physical condition at Chelsea. The 21-year-old has been made to wait for his first-team opportunities under the Italian manager this season, with Musonda having only made two substitute appea...
Sport Review - Thu Oct 26 7:00 AM
Charly Musonda has revealed that Eden Hazard has been giving him tips and advice about improving his game while at Chelsea. The 21-year-old has found his playing time in the Premier League to be limited this season, with Musonda having only made two appearances from the bench in the top flight so...
Sport Review - Thu Oct 26 6:10 AM
Chelsea are willing to offer £71m to sign Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez in the January transfer window, according to reports in Spain. Spanish outlet Don Balon, as quoted by the Daily Star, is reporting that the defending Premier League champions want to sign the 22-year-old midfielder t...
Sport Review - Thu Oct 26 5:50 AM
Thibaut Courtois believes Chelsea’s comeback win against Watford proves that the Blues players are behind Antonio Conte. The defending Premier League champions welcomed the Hornets to Stamford Bridge after a three-games winless run in the Champions League and the Premier League. Chelsea lost 1-0...
Sport Review - Thu Oct 26 5:25 AM
Antonio Conte has confirmed that N’Golo Kante is close to making a return to action for Chelsea following his lay-off with a muscular injury. Kante has been out of action for the west London club since suffering the problem while on international duty with France earlier this month. The midfielde...
Sport Review - Thu Oct 26 4:50 AM
Eden Hazard was all smiles as he cheered his Chelsea team-mates on from the stands during their League Cup clash with Everton on Wednesday night. The Belgian playmaker was rested by manager Antonio Conte, but he was still there to watch his team-mates in action along with Cesar Azpilicueta, David...
Sport Review - Thu Oct 26 4:30 AM
Arsene Wenger has questioned why Chelsea opted to let Eddie Nketiah leave the club to join their London rivals Arsenal. The Blues opted to let the 18-year-old striker leave their youth set-up in 2015, despite the forward having spent seven years with the west London side. Nketiah moved to Arsenal...
Sport Review - Thu Oct 26 12:05 AM
Antonio Conte heaped praise on Danny Drinkwater after the 27-year-old made his first appearance for Chelsea in the 2-1 League Cup victory over Everton on Wednesday night. The midfielder signed for the west London side from Leicester City in the summer transfer window but has been made to wait for...
Sport Review - Wed Oct 25 10:01 PM
Both Eden Hazard and Tiemoue Bakayoko looked to be in good spirits as Chelsea booked their place in the quarter-finals of the League Cup with a 2-1 victory over Everton on Wednesday night. The pair were not involved during the game as they were given a well-earned rest by Antonio Conte. However,...
Sport Review - Wed Oct 25 9:49 PM
Alvaro Morata’s wife Alice Campello was at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night to watch Chelsea’s 2-1 victory over Everton in the League Cup. The Blues booked their place in the quarter-finals of the competition after goals from Antonio Rudiger and Willian secured their progress. Morata came on as...
Sport Review - Wed Oct 25 10:30 AM
The latest football transfer gossip column from The Sport Review, featuring all of the latest Premier League transfer news and rumours. Here, we look at some of the top football transfer stories from the British and world media in The Sport Review’s Grapevine, published every morning in the lead-...
Sport Review - Wed Oct 25 9:15 AM
Pat Nevin is guaranteeing plenty of goals between Chelsea and Everton at Stamford Bridge in the League Cup fourth round on Wednesday night. The defending Premier League champions were 4-2 winners against Watford at Stamford Bridge on Saturday after goals from Michy Batshuayi and Cesar Azpilicueta...
Sport Review - Wed Oct 25 8:30 AM
Pat Nevin believes Chelsea are missing N’Golo Kante’s influence in midfield. The France international moved to Chelsea in a £30m deal from Leicester City in the 2016 summer transfer window after Kante helped the Foxes to win the Premier League title under Claudio Ranieri. The defensive midfielder...
Sport Review - Wed Oct 25 7:45 AM
Gary Cahill has heaped praise on Michy Batshuayi and suggested to Antonio Conte that he deserves a more regular run in the first team with Chelsea. The Belgian striker was the hero again for the west London club on Saturday when he came off the bench to score twice and inspire Chelsea to a thrill...
Sport Review - Wed Oct 25 7:30 AM
Charlie Nicholas is backing Michy Batshuayi to inspire Chelsea to a 2-0 victory over Everton in the League Cup fourth round on Wednesday night. The west London side head into the game fresh from their thrilling 4-2 victory over Watford in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge last weekend. Batshu...
Sport Review - Wed Oct 25 7:00 AM
Eden Hazard chose Jose Mourinho as his third-place pick for the Fifa coach of the year award behind Antonio Conte and Zinedine Zidane. The Belgian playmaker was afforded a vote in the prestigious award category due to his status as captain for his national side. Hazard enjoyed a solid 2016-17 cam...
Sport Review - Wed Oct 25 6:15 AM
Pat Nevin described Antonio Conte’s instinctive celebration with Chelsea supporters after Cesar Azpilicueta’s winner as the Blues legend’s “stand-out moment” at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon. The Blues manager has been facing questions about his long-term future at the defending Premier L...
Sport Review - Wed Oct 25 5:40 AM
Pat Nevin believes Michy Batshuayi has the talent to be an unstoppable striker if Chelsea provide the Belgian striker with regular chances. The 24-year-old came off the bench to rescue a 4-2 win for the defending champions against Watford at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon. Pedro broke the...
Sport Review - Wed Oct 25 5:10 AM
Pat Nevin has admitted that watching Chelsea’s erratic defensive performances has been uncomfortable in recent weeks. The defending Premier League champions started a sticky run of form with a 1-0 loss to leaders Manchester City last month after ex Blues midfielder Kevin De Bruyne scored a second...
Sport Review - Wed Oct 25 4:50 AM
Danny Drinkwater will be hoping to make his first appearance in a Chelsea shirt on Wednesday when the Blues host Everton in the League Cup fourth round at Stamford Bridge. The England international is still waiting to make his first appearance for his new club since signing for the Blues from Lei...
Sport Review - Wed Oct 25 4:30 AM
Alvaro Morata looked to be in a relaxed mood as he spent some quality downtime with his wife Alice Campello ahead of Chelsea’s League Cup clash with Everton on Wednesday night. The Spanish striker has been getting used to life at Stamford Bridge following his transfer to the west London club from...
Sport Review - Wed Oct 25 12:30 AM
Antonio Conte is determined not to let Charly Musonda leave Chelsea in the January transfer window, according to reports in the British media. The Evening Standard is reporting that the Italian manager is looking to keep the 21-year-old at Stamford Bridge beyond the January transfer window. The s...
Sport Review - Tue Oct 24 9:15 AM
Jamie Redknapp believes Chelsea’s 4-2 win against Watford proves that the Blues squad are still behind Antonio Conte. The defending champions have made a difficult start to the Premier League season following losses to Burnley, Manchester City and Crystal Palace to leave Chelsea nine points behin...
Sport Review - Tue Oct 24 8:45 AM
Jamie Redknapp believes Chelsea’s 4-2 win against Watford can help to transform the defending champions’ season. The Blues welcomed the Hornets to Stamford Bridge looking to end a three-game winless run in all competitions. Premier League leaders Manchester City were 1-0 winners at Stamford Bridg...
Sport Review - Tue Oct 24 8:10 AM
Tony Cascarino has heaped praise on Michy Batshuayi and has claimed that he doesn’t get the recognition he deserves at Chelsea. The 24-year-old again proved himself as a key player for Antonio Conte’s men this season when he came off the bench to score twice in Chelsea’s 4-2 victory over Watford...
Sport Review - Tue Oct 24 7:15 AM
Chelsea star Michy Batshuayi is the deadliest striker in Premier League history, according to Tony Cascarino. The Belgian striker grabbed the headlines on Saturday when he came off the bench to score twice and inspire Chelsea to a 4-2 comeback win over Watford at Stamford Bridge. Batshuayi has st...
Sport Review - Tue Oct 24 6:35 AM
Antonio Conte has confirmed that both Charly Musonda and Kenedy will feature for Chelsea in their League Cup clash against Everton at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night. The Blues head into the game looking to book their place in the quarter-finals of the cup competition. Conte watched his side c...
Sport Review - Tue Oct 24 4:50 AM
Jose Mourinho has insisted that he doesn’t speak to Antonio Conte on a regular basis as he played down his apparent spat with the Chelsea manager. The Chelsea boss told Mourinho to focus on his own team last week after the Portuguese coach was quoted as having commented about the Blues’ injury cr...
Sport Review - Tue Oct 24 4:30 AM
Gary Lineker has taken to social media to heap praise on Cesc Fabregas after interviewing the Chelsea midfielder this week. The Spanish midfielder has become a regular fixture in the first team at Stamford Bridge since his arrival at the club from Barcelona in the summer of 2014. The 30-year-old...
Sport Review - Mon Oct 23 11:45 PM
Gary Cahill has warned Manchester United and Manchester City not to get carried away by their strong starts to the new Premier League saeson. The Red Devils had been in fine form in the Premier League this season until they suffered a disappointing 2-1 loss to newly-promoted Huddersfield Town on...
Sport Review - Mon Oct 23 7:30 AM
Alvaro Morata’s wife Alice Campello was in the stands with a friend to watch the Chelsea striker in action during the Premier League victory over Watford on Saturday. Morata made his return from a hamstring injury against the Hornets as he played the first 61 minutes for the Blues at Stamford Bri...
Sport Review - Mon Oct 23 7:00 AM
Michy Batshuayi has vowed to continue working hard for a place in the starting line-up with Chelsea after his strong performance in the Blues’ 4-2 win over Watford on Saturday. The Belgian forward has struggled to hold down a regular spot in the first team at Stamford Bridge since he was brought...
Sport Review - Mon Oct 23 5:40 AM
Phil Neville believes Alvaro Morata is capable of scoring 20 goals this season if the Chelsea signing can stay fit. The Spain international moved to Liverpool in a £58m deal from La Liga giants Real Madrid in the summer transfer windiow. Morata was drafted in to replace Diego Costa ahead of the c...
Sport Review - Mon Oct 23 12:15 AM
Chris Kamara believes that Cesar Azpilicueta has been Chelsea’s standout player this season, and not Alvaro Morata. Morata has been earning plenty of praise for his performances for the Blues since signing for the west London club from Real Madrid in the summer transfer window. The 24-year-old ha...
Sport Review - Sun Oct 22 11:45 PM
Pedro Rodriguez has insisted that the team spirit at Chelsea is good this season despite their recent dip in form. The Blues returned to winning ways in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon when they came from behind to secure a thrilling 4-2 victory over Watford at Stamford Bridge. Pedro ope...
Sport Review - Sun Oct 22 10:45 AM
The latest football transfer gossip column from The Sport Review, featuring all of the latest Premier League transfer news and rumours. Here, we look at some of the top football transfer stories from the British and world media in The Sport Review’s Grapevine, published every morning in the lead-...
Sport Review - Sun Oct 22 7:45 AM
Eden Hazard is the best technical player in the Premier League when he’s on top form, according to Jamie Redknapp. The Belgian playmaker has earned a reputation as one of the world’s top attacking players since his move to Chelsea from Lille back in the summer of 2012. He has won two Premier Leag...
Sport Review - Sun Oct 22 6:45 AM
Jamie Redknapp believes that Chelsea are not going to see the best of Tiemoue Bakayoko until next season. The midfielder has been getting to grips with life at Chelsea since joining the west London side from Monaco in the summer transfer window. The 23-year-old was brought in by Antonio Conte aft...
Sport Review - Sun Oct 22 6:25 AM
Antonio Conte has issued his backing for Michy Batshuayi following his impressive impact off the bench in Chelsea’s 4-2 victory over Watford in the Premier League on Saturday. The Belgian striker has struggled to hold down a regular spot in the first team at Stamford Bridge since his move to the...
Sport Review - Sun Oct 22 4:50 AM
Michy Batshuayi must now start delivering for Chelsea from the start of games and not just as a substitute, according to Jamie Redknapp. The Belgian striker produced a brilliant cameo display for the Blues as he came off the bench to score twice and help inspire Chelsea to a comeback victory over...
Sport Review - Sun Oct 22 4:40 AM
Danny Drinkwater was pictured in training at Stamford Bridge as he continues to work on his fitness levels with Chelsea. The midfielder is yet to make his first appearance for Chelsea since signing for the Blues from Leicester City in the summer transfer window. Drinkwater has been sidelined with...
Sport Review - Sun Oct 22 4:30 AM
Antonio Conte praised the “amazing” impact of Davide Zappacosta, Willian and Michy Batshuayi after the three substitutes helped to inspire Chelsea to a thrilling 4-2 comeback victory over Watford on Saturday afternoon. The Blues found themselves 2-1 down to the Hornets in the second half at Stamf...
Sport Review - Sun Oct 22 12:30 AM
Tiemoue Bakyoko has insisted that he has no interest in trying to emulate Nemanja Matic at Chelsea after the Serbian midfielder joined Manchester United in the summer. Antonio Conte raised some eyebrows with his decision to let Matic leave Chelsea and sign for Manchester United in the summer afte...
Sport Review - Sun Oct 22 12:06 AM
Paul Scholes reckons that Jose Mourinho may have already got under Antonio Conte’s skin this season as Chelsea and Manchester United try to win the Premier League title. There appears to be no love lost between Conte and Mourinho, with the Italian manager selected as the coach to take over from t...