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Sport Review - Thu Jan 4 11:30 PM
Jamie Carragher has admitted that he was pleased for Arsenal after they came from behind to earn a 2-2 draw with Chelsea at The Emirates on Wednesday night. The Gunners had taken the lead in the second half through Jack Wilshere, but Eden Hazard levelled for the visitors from the penalty spot sho...
Sport Review - Thu Jan 4 9:45 AM
Steve McLaren has urged Chelsea against trying to cash-in on David Luiz in the January transfer window amid suggestions that the defender could be a target for Arsenal. The Brazilian’s future has been a source of speculation in recent weeks because he hasn’t featured for the west London side sinc...
Sport Review - Thu Jan 4 8:15 AM
Antonio Conte admits he can understand the concern of David Luiz and other out-of-favour Chelsea players who have ambtions of playing at next summer’s World Cup. The Brazil international hasn’t featured in the Premier League for the defending champions since a 1-0 win against Bournemouth at the V...
Sport Review - Thu Jan 4 7:45 AM
Antonio Conte has once again spoken of his admiration for Alexis Sanchez after Chelsea were linked with a move to sign the Arsenal star last summer. Sanchez’s future has been a relentless source of speculation in the last few months after both he and Mesut Ozil entered into the final periods of t...
Sport Review - Thu Jan 4 7:15 AM
Antonio Conte is targeting four players this month as the Chelsea manager looks to bolster his squad in the January transfer window, according to reports. The Daily Telegraph is reporting that the Blues are considering moves to sign Monaco’s Thomas Lemar, Juventus’ Alex Sandro, Porto’s Alex Telle...
Sport Review - Thu Jan 4 6:45 AM
Antonio Conte has hinted that he is out to bolster his Chelsea squad in the January transfer window. The west London side will surely now be linked with a host of players in the coming days and weeks as the mid-season window presents Conte with the chance to add some quality to his squad ahead …...
Sport Review - Thu Jan 4 6:25 AM
Chelsea want to sign a striker as back-up to Alvaro Morata in the January transfer window, according to reports in the British media. The Daily Mirror is reporting that the Blues are out to try and find a forward capable of filling in for Morata this month and that they could be prepared to do …...
Sport Review - Thu Jan 4 5:55 AM
Thierry Henry was critical of Alvaro Morata’s poor finishing in Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night. The Spanish forward has attracted some criticism in recent weeks for his wastefulness in front of goal, particularly when in one-on-one situations. Morata fa...
Sport Review - Thu Jan 4 5:35 AM
Gary Neville was not particularly impressed by Victor Moses’ performance for Chelsea in the Blues’ 2-2 draw with Arsenal in the Premier League on Wednesday night. The Nigeria international started the game at right wing-back but failed to make much of an impact going forward for Antonio Conte’s s...
Sport Review - Thu Jan 4 5:05 AM
Gary Neville singled Ainsley Maitland-Niles out for special praise after Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with Chelsea in the Premier League on Wednesday night. The defender was played out of position at left-back for the Gunners during the game as he filled in for the injured Nacho Monreal. Maitland-Niles has...
Sport Review - Thu Jan 4 4:40 AM
David Luiz was clearly making sure that he is back fit as soon as possible as the Brazilian looks to try and prove his fitness to Chelsea boss Antonio Conte. The Brazilian defender has not featured for the Blues since the 4-0 win over Qarabag in the Champions League back on 22 November. There hav...
Sport Review - Thu Jan 4 12:15 AM
Chelsea are hoping to push through a deal to sign Alex Sandro from Juventus in a £50m transfer this month, according to reports in the British media. The Daily Mirror is reporting that the Blues are keen to bring the 26-year-old Brazilian full-back to Stamford Bridge in January after having been...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 3 11:30 PM
Antonio Conte has poured cold water on reports that Chelsea could be set to make a move to sign Giorgio Chiellini from Juventus in the January transfer window. There have been some reports in recent weeks suggesting that the Blues could turn to the experienced Juventus defender this month as Cont...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 3 9:58 PM
Lee Dixon was critical of Arsenal’s defending despite praising Marcos Alonso for a “brilliant” goal after Chelsea drew 2-2 with their London rivals at The Emirates on Wednesday night. The FA Cup holders made the breakthrough in the second half when England international Jack Wilshere broke the de...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 3 9:55 PM
Lee Dixon praised Hector Bellerin for his last-gasp equaliser to rescue a point in Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with Chelsea at The Emirates on Wednesday night. The Gunners edged into a second half lead after Alvaro Morata had missed two guilt edge chances when Jack Wilshere surged into the penalty area an...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 3 9:38 PM
Gary Neville lavished praise on Eden Hazard after the Belgian playmaker produced a fine display in Chelsea’s 2-2 draw at Arsenal in the Premier League on Wednesday night. The Belgian playmaker was in fine form for the west London side at The Emirates as he played 82 minutes against the Gunners. H...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 3 10:15 AM
The latest football transfer gossip column from The Sport Review, featuring all of the latest Premier League transfer news and rumours. Here, we look at some of the top football transfer stories from the British and world media in The Sport Review’s Grapevine, published every morning in the lead-...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 3 10:00 AM
Phil Thompson believes Antonio Conte needs to strengthen his Chelsea squad in the January transfer window. The defending Premier League champions are in third place in the Premier League table but can hoist themselves up to second place if Chelsea beat bitter rivals Arsenal at The Emirates on Wed...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 3 9:45 AM
Arsene Wenger has warned Chelsea that his Arsenal side are out to deliver a “big result” when they host the Blues at The Emirates in the Premier League on Wednesday night. The Gunners head into the game looking to get back to winning ways after the disappointment of their 1-1 draw with West Brom...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 3 9:15 AM
Antonio Conte will be frustrated that Chelsea didn’t sign Virgil van Dijk ahead of Liverpool FC, according to Phil Thompson. The Reds made Van Dijk the most expensive defender in the world last week when Liverpool FC reached a £75m agreement with Southampton to sign the Netherlands international...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 3 8:15 AM
Steve McClaren believes Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini would be the “perfect fit” for Chelsea boss Antonio Conte. The defending Premier League champions have been linked with a move to sign the 33-year-old since Conte took over the reins at Stamford Bridge in 2016. Chiellini has entered the...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 3 7:30 AM
Danny Drinkwater has warned Arsenal that Chelsea are full of confidence as they prepare for their Premier League clash against Arsenal on Wednesday night. The Blues head into the game in fine form, after having secured back to back victories over Brighton and Stoke City at Stamford Bridge over Ch...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 3 7:00 AM
Pedro Rodriguez has warned his Chelsea team-mates that they are in for an incredibly stern test of their Premier League title credentials when they take on Arsenal at The Emirates on Wednesday night. The Blues head into the game after enjoying a successful festive period in the Premier League, wi...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 3 6:15 AM
Steve McClaren has suggested that Antonio Conte needs to add some “toughness” to his Chelsea squad in the January transfer window. The Blues are in third place in the Premier League table but the defending champions can hoist themselves above Manchester United on Wednesday night. Chelsea will mak...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 3 6:00 AM
Giorgio Chiellini is planning to hold talks with Juventus about his future despite being linked with a move to Chelsea, according to reports in Italy. Sky Italia, as quoted by website Goal, is reporting that the Italian defender has been touted as a potential addition to Antonio Conte’s squad in...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 3 5:30 AM
Arsenal aren’t interested in signing David Luiz from defending Premier League champions Chelsea, according to Sky Sports News reporter Aidan Magee. The Brazil international has been out-of-favour at Stamford Bridge over the past few months after falling behind Danish centre-half Andreas Christens...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 3 5:15 AM
Alvaro Morata has taken to social media to poke fun at Davide Zappacosta after Chelsea training ahead of the Blues’ crunch clash with Arsenal on Wednesday night. Morata was clearly in a playful mood as he posted a picture of Zappacosta at Chelsea’s Cobham training ground on Tuesday, along with th...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 3 4:50 AM
Chelsea want to sign Thomas Lemar from Monaco as their first January signing, according to reports in the British media. The Evening Standard is reporting that the Blues have cooled their interest in signing Celtic striker Moussa Dembele and are prioritising other attacking targets this month. Th...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 3 12:30 AM
Antonio Conte believes that Tiemoue Bakayoko has been offering Chelsea a “good option” following his transfer to the club from Monaco last summer. The midfielder has been getting used to life at Stamford Bridge after having signed for the Blues from Monaco. Bakayoko has been making a mixed start...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 3 12:00 AM
Antonio Conte has thanked Chelsea fans for their support in recent months as the Blues prepare for their trip to Arsenal on Wednesday night. The Italian coach is proving to be an extremely popular figure at Stamford Bridge after having taken over at the club as Jose Mourinho’s permanent successor...
Sport Review - Tue Jan 2 10:15 AM
The latest football transfer gossip column from The Sport Review, featuring all of the latest Premier League transfer news and rumours. Here, we look at some of the top football transfer stories from the British and world media in The Sport Review’s Grapevine, published every morning in the lead-...
Sport Review - Tue Jan 2 7:45 AM
Paul Merson is backing Chelsea to claim a 3-1 victory over Arsenal at The Emirates in the Premier League on Wednesday night. The Gunners head into the game looking to get back to winning ways in the top flight after the frustration of their 1-1 draw agains West Brom on Sunday afternoon. Arsenal a...
Sport Review - Tue Jan 2 6:55 AM
Alvaro Morata looked to be in high spirits as he rung in the new year with his wife Alice Campello in London. The couple have been getting used to life in London following Morata’s big-money move to Chelsea from Real Madrid in the summer transfer window. Morata has made a fine start to life at …...
Sport Review - Tue Jan 2 5:50 AM
Antonio Conte could be making some good progress with some Chelsea deals ahead of the January transfer window, Kaveh Solhekol has claimed. The Blues are in second place in the Premier League table and 15 points adrift of runaway leaders Manchester City with 17 games to go. Chelsea signed six play...
Sport Review - Tue Jan 2 12:15 AM
Mark Lawrenson is tipping Arsenal to beat Chelsea 2-1 in the Premier League clash at The Emirates on Wednesday night. The Gunners head into the game fresh from the disappointment of being held to a 1-1 draw by West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns on Sunday afternoon. Chelsea, meanwhile, are flyi...
Sport Review - Tue Jan 2 12:09 AM
Eden Hazard has taken to social media to wish his followers a happy new year as the Chelsea star celebrated the start of 2018 with his brothers in London. Hazard and his Chelsea team-mates are currently preparing for their crunch Premier League clash against Arsenal on Wednesday night at Emirates...
Sport Review - Mon Jan 1 11:46 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 Jan 1 11:00 AM
Thibaut Courtois wants to swap Chelsea for Real Madrid, according to Guillem Balague. The defending Premier League champions appear to be facing a battle to keep the shot stopper at the west London side. Indeed, Courtois has 18 months left on his current Chelsea deal but hasn’t signed a new deal...
Sport Review - Mon Jan 1 10:30 AM
Victor Moses has taken to social media to express his delight at seeing Chelsea claim a thumping 5-0 win over Stoke City on Saturday. The Blues were in superb form against the Potters as they ran riot at Stamford Bridge to claim all three points and move up to second place in the Premier League ...
Sport Review - Mon Jan 1 9:00 AM
Willian took to Instagram to celebrate finishing 2017 on the perfect note following Chelsea’s 5-0 win against Stoke City. Antonio Conte handed Willian his 11th start of the Premier League campaign for the visit of a struggling Stoke side at Stamford Bridge. Willian has found his first-team opport...
Sport Review - Mon Jan 1 7:15 AM
Victor Moses has admitted that he has been hugely impressed by Marcos Alonso’s top form in front of goal for Chelsea this season. The Spanish wing-back has again been a regular fixture in the first team for the Blues this season as he continued his fine form from his first campaign at the club la...
Sport Review - Mon Jan 1 6:45 AM
Danny Drinkwater has revealed that Antonio Conte has been calling on his Chelsea side to score more goals in recent weeks. The Blues have been in decent form over the festive period and they backed up their victory over Brighton on Boxing Day with a 5-0 thrashing of Stoke at Stamford Bridge on Sa...
Sport Review - Mon Jan 1 6:40 AM
Antonio Conte has warned his Chelsea team that they are facing a serious battle in trying to secure a top-four finish this season. The west London side have all but given up hope of defending their Premier League title this season because of Manchester City’s stunning form at the top of the table...
Sport Review - Mon Jan 1 6:10 AM
Marcos Alonso heaped praise on his Chelsea team-mates for ending 2017 on a high note following a resounding 5-0 win against Stoke City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon. The Blues extended their unbeaten run to five games in the Premier League thanks to an emphatic victory over the Potters...
Sport Review - Mon Jan 1 12:24 AM
Paul Scholes has claimed that Manchester City are making the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United look “average” this season with their stunning Premier League form. Pep Guardiola’s men have been running riot at the top of the Premier League table and look to be the nailed on favourites to win...
Sport Review - Mon Jan 1 12:15 AM
Antonio Conte has admitted that it was a “pity” that Alvaro Morata was not able to find the net during Chelsea’s 5-0 win over Stoke in the Premier League on Saturday. The Spanish striker has been in good form for the Blues this season since his switch from Real Madrid in the summer but he … The...
Sport Review - Sun Dec 31 11:45 PM
Antonio Conte has admitted that has was delighted to see Danny Drinkwater put in a top performance and help fire Chelsea to a 5-0 win over Stoke City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. It has been something of a mixed start to the new season for the England midfielder following his transfer to the w...
Sport Review - Sun Dec 31 10:15 AM
Antonio Conte has told Eden Hazard to step his game up for Chelsea and score more goals. The 26-year-old playmaker is widely regarded as one of the Premier League’s top attacking talents and has been earning plenty of praise for his performances so far this season. Hazard seems to be rediscoverin...
Sport Review - Sun Dec 31 8:05 AM
Alvaro Morata and Davide Zappacosta seem to be getting on well following the pair’s moves to Chelsea in the summer transfer window. Morata joined the Blues from Spanish side Real Madrid back in July as Antonio Conte moved quickly to bolster his attacking options at Stamford Bridge. Zappacosta, me...
Sport Review - Sun Dec 31 7:45 AM
Alvaro Morata has described Diego Costa as a “good man” following his Chelsea exit in the summer. Morata was drafted in by Antonio Conte to replace Costa after the Italian Chelsea boss deemed the striker to be surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge. Costa sealed a deal to return to his former...
Sport Review - Sun Dec 31 7:15 AM
Chelsea will return with an offer to try and sign Ross Barkley from Everton in the January transfer window, according to reports in the British media. The Daily Telegraph is reporting that the west London side will look to try and make a fresh move to sign Barkley in the new year after having com...
Sport Review - Sun Dec 31 6:45 AM
Willian could be a transfer target for Barcelona in the January transfer window because his Chelsea future is in doubt, according to Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol. The Brazilian playmaker is widely regarded as one of the Premier League’s top attacking players but he has found his first-team...
Sport Review - Sun Dec 31 6:25 AM
Victor Moses has admitted that he is loving life working under Antonio Conte at Chelsea. The Nigeria international has been in superb form for the west London club so far this season and was an instrumental player in helping the Blues to win the Premier League title last term. Moses notched up hi...
Sport Review - Sun Dec 31 5:50 AM
Jamie Carragher has questioned why Jose Mourinho didn’t try to nurture Kevin De Bruyne during the pair’s time together at Chelsea. The Belgium international is the leading contender to win the PFA player of the year award following his attacking midfielder’s impressive start to the 2017-18 Premie...
Sport Review - Sun Dec 31 4:50 AM
Antonio Conte has admitted his pride at being able to work with Eden Hazard at Chelsea. The Belgian playmaker is widely regarded as one of the Premier League’s top attacking talents and he seems to be finding his best form at Chelsea again this season. Ahead of this weekend’s games, Hazard had sc...
Sport Review - Sun Dec 31 4:30 AM
Antonio Conte has insisted that Chelsea’s January transfer business will be conducted by the club’s board. The Blues are bound to be linked with a host of players in the coming weeks as the January transfer window draws ever nearer. The west London side were one of the Premier League’s busiest cl...
Sport Review - Sun Dec 31 12:15 AM
Antonio Conte has admitted that Baba Rahman is struggling to break back into the first team at Chelsea following his lay-off with a serious injury. The Ghana left-back is currently recovering from a serious injury sustained while playing for his country at the African Cup of Nations last year. Ra...
Sport Review - Sat Dec 30 11:45 PM
Antonio Conte has admitted that the January transfer window could end up being “important” for Chelsea. The Blues are bound to be linked with a host of players in the coming weeks as the mid-season window presents the Blues with a chance to bolster their squad half-way through the season. Chelsea...
Sport Review - Sat Dec 30 5:02 PM
Matthew Upson lavished praise on Willian following his sparkling display for Chelsea in their 5-0 win over Stoke City in the Premier League on Saturday. Chelsea took the lead in just the third minute when Antonio Rudiger put Antonio Conte’s men ahead. The Blues were soon 2-0 up after Danny Drinkw...
Sport Review - Sat Dec 30 4:53 PM
Hull City defender Alex Bruce heaped praise on Danny Drinkwater after the Chelsea midfielder helped to fire the Blues to a 5-0 victory over Stoke City in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon. The west London side made it back to back wins in the Premier League in style with a comfortable vict...
Sport Review - Sat Dec 30 11:52 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 - Sat Dec 30 10:15 AM
Paul Merson is expecting to see Chelsea seal a comfortable 3-0 win over Stoke City at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Saturday. The Blues head into the game looking to build on their 2-0 win over Brighton on Boxing Day after they bounced back from their goalless draw at Everton last week...
Sport Review - Sat Dec 30 9:45 AM
Matthew Upson has urged Antonio Conte to sign a back-up striker for Chelsea in the January transfer window. The Blues are bound to be linked with a host of players in the coming weeks as the mid-season window draws ever nearer. Chelsea signed Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid in the summer transfer...
Sport Review - Sat Dec 30 9:00 AM
Mark Lawrenson believes Chelsea will ease to a 3-0 win against Stoke City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening. The defending Premier League champions will be looking to extend their excellent run in west London since a disappointing 1-0 loss to leaders Manchester City at Stamford Bridge back i...
Sport Review - Sat Dec 30 8:15 AM
Nathan Ake admits he isn’t surprised that Andreas Christensen has proven such a big hit at Chelsea this season. The Danish defender has managed to establish himself as a first-team regular under Chelsea manager Antonio Conte in the 2017-18 season so far. Indeed, the Blues boss has placed his fait...
Sport Review - Sat Dec 30 7:45 AM
Marcos Alonso has taken to social media to thank his followers for their best wishes after he celebrated his 27th birthday last week. The Chelsea wing-back has been one of the Blues’ most consistent performers since his arrival at the west London side from Fiorentina in the summer of 2016. The Sp...
Sport Review - Sat Dec 30 7:15 AM
Eden Hazard has rejected a new Chelsea contract to increase his chances of being able to sign for Real Madrid in the future, according to his father. The Belgian playmaker has been in good form for the Blues so far this term and has been earning plenty of praise for his strong performances. Hazar...
Sport Review - Sat Dec 30 6:45 AM
Eden Hazard has revealed that he has been doing yoga to help him hit top gear for Chelsea in recent months. The Belgian playmaker has been in much improved form for the west London side this term and seems to be hitting top gear for the Blues once again. Hazard missed the first few games … The...
Sport Review - Sat Dec 30 5:30 AM
Michael Owen is backing Chelsea to ease to a comfortable win against rudderless Stoke City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon. The Blues are in third place in the Premier League table following a decent run in the English top flight over the last few months. Chelsea have earned 29 points fr...
Sport Review - Sat Dec 30 12:15 AM
Alvaro Morata looked to be in high spirits as he posed for a picture with his wife ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Stoke City on Saturday. The Spanish striker has been getting used to life in London with his wife Alice Campello after completing his transfer to the west London club fr...
Sport Review - Fri Dec 29 11:45 PM
Alvaro Morata has dropped another hint that he would love to see Chelsea make a transfer move to sign Isco from Real Madrid, this time on social media. The pair are close friends from their years spent together with the Spanish national team and at Real Madrid. Morata was recently quoted as sayin...
Sport Review - Fri Dec 29 9:45 AM
Eden Hazard has revealed that he chooses not to have breakfast at Chelsea’s Cobham training ground because he likes to eat with his children in the morning. The Belgian playmaker has developed into one of the Premier League’s most skilled attackers since his move to Stamford Bridge from French si...
Sport Review - Fri Dec 29 9:30 AM
Cesar Azpilicueta has played down the significance of his brilliant form for Chelsea so far this season. The Spanish full-back has developed into one of Chelsea’s most consistent players and was a key part of the Blues’ title-winning squad last season. Indeed, Azpilicueta earned huge amounts of p...
Sport Review - Fri Dec 29 9:15 AM
Chelsea will be eager to resolve Thibaut Courtois’ contract situation in January, according to Sky Sports News reporter Bryan Swanson. The Belgium international has established himself as one of the Premier League’s goalkeepers over the past three seasons following his return from a two-year long...
Sport Review - Fri Dec 29 8:45 AM
Jamie Redknapp has challenged Chelsea to find a way to dig out results in difficult Premier League games. The defending Premier League champions have dropped 18 points in the title race this season to find themselves a long way behind Manchester City. Even though Chelsea are 16 points adrift of t...
Sport Review - Fri Dec 29 7:46 AM
Jamie Redknapp has urged Chelsea boss Antonio Conte to consider playing Cesc Fabregas ahead of Tiemoue Bakayoko in midfield. The Blues boss has been opting to deploy both Bakayoko and N’Golo Kante together in Chelsea’s midfield in recent weeks despite the duo being largely defensive minded player...
Sport Review - Fri Dec 29 6:45 AM
Paul Pogba and Kurt Zouma were both looking sharp as the France duo dressed up for “suit night” this week. Pogba was enjoying some time away from the training pitches after the frustration of Manchester United’s 2-2 draw with Burnley on Boxing Day. That result came after the Red Devils squandered...
Sport Review - Fri Dec 29 6:25 AM
Chelsea could be preparing a fresh attempt to sign Yannick Carrasco from Atletico Madrid in the January transfer window, according to reports in Spain. Spanish newspaper AS, as quoted by the Sun, is reporting that Atletico Madrid are ready to let the Belgium international leave the Spanish club i...
Sport Review - Fri Dec 29 6:10 AM
Jamie Redknapp has admitted that Chelsea would be his favourites if Manchester City weren’t involved in the title race. The defending Premier League champions have struggled to keep pace with Pep Guardiola’s all-conquering Manchester City side in the 2017-18 season. There is no doubt that Manches...
Sport Review - Fri Dec 29 5:50 AM
Chelsea have been handed a boost after Bayern Munich ruled out sending Arturo Vidal on loan to Inter Milan, according to reports in Italy. Italian transfer gossip website Calcio Mercato, as quoted by the Daily Express, is reporting that Bundesliga giants aren’t interested in sending Vidal to Inte...
Sport Review - Fri Dec 29 4:40 AM
Cesar Azpilicueta has admitted that he is enjoying his “special relationship” with Alvaro Morata at Chelsea this season. The Spanish striker has been getting used to life at Stamford Bridge after signing for the Blues from Real Madrid in the summer transfer window and has made a fast start to lif...