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Sport Review - Tue Feb 6 11:45 PM
Wayne Rooney has claimed that Chelsea FC were “not recognisable” from their usual selves following their 4-1 loss to Watford in the Premier League on Monday night. The Blues were reduced to 10 men in the first half when Tiemoue Bakayoko was sent off for two bookable offences. And Antonio Conte’s...
Sport Review - Tue Feb 6 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 - Tue Feb 6 9:30 AM
Cesc Fabregas has told his Chelsea FC team-mates that it is time for them to step their game up as they look to turn their season around. It has been a disappointing few weeks for the Blues, with the west London side out of the title race and having to focus on securing a top-four … The post Ce...
Sport Review - Tue Feb 6 8:00 AM
Jamie Redknapp is standing by his prediction that Arsenal and Chelsea will finish outside of the Premier League’s top four this season. The defending champions are a long way behind current leaders Manchester City to effectively rule Chelsea out of the title race. The Blues have already lost five...
Sport Review - Tue Feb 6 6:25 AM
Cesc Fabregas has claimed that Eden Hazard has the potential to win the Ballon d’Or following his brilliant form for Chelsea FC. The 27-year-old is widely considered to be one of the best attacking talents in Europe and he has been in good form for Chelsea FC this season. Hazard scored eight goal...
Sport Review - Tue Feb 6 6:10 AM
Jamie Redknapp has suggested that Chelsea FC’s decision to sell Diego Costa and sign Alvaro Morata has backfired this season. The controversial Spain international scored 20 times in Chelsea FC’s title-winning campaign under Antonio Conte in the 2016-17 term. Costa shared a fracticious relationsh...
Sport Review - Tue Feb 6 5:55 AM
Jamie Carragher believes there is a “good chance” that Antonio Conte won’t be in charge when Chelsea FC make the trip to West Bromwich Albion next Monday. The Blues suffered a second successive Premier League loss last night after Chelsea FC slumped to a shock 4-1 loss to Watford at Vicarage Road...
Sport Review - Tue Feb 6 5:40 AM
Jamie Redknapp believes Antonio Conte isn’t showing the same passion at Chelsea FC this season. The Italian coach led Chelsea FC to Premier League title glory during his first campaign in charge of the west London side. The Blues finished seven points clear of runners up Tottenham Hotspur in the...
Sport Review - Tue Feb 6 5:25 AM
Jamie Carragher criticised Chelsea’s shambolic performance after Monday night’s 4-1 loss at Watford. The defending Premier League champions made the short trip across the English capital to take on the Hornets. Chelsea FC lost 3-0 to Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge last week to leave Antonio Conte...
Sport Review - Tue Feb 6 4:50 AM
Chelsea FC midfielder Danny Drinkwater has admitted that Eden Hazard is one of the two best footballers he has ever played with. The England international has been getting used to life at Stamford Bridge this season after completing a transfer to Chelsea FC from Leicester City on deadline day las...
Sport Review - Tue Feb 6 4:30 AM
Olivier Giroud has admitted that he was disappointed by Arsene Wenger’s decision to bring in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Arsenal and that waas one of the main reasons why he opted to move to Chelsea. The 31-year-old has signed an 18-month contract with the Blues after completing his move to Stam...
Sport Review - Tue Feb 6 12:30 AM
Cesc Fabregas has told Eden Hazard that it is up to him to fulfil his potential as one of the world’s best players at Chelsea FC. The Belgian playmaker is widely regarded as one of the finest players in the Premier League and he has been in good form for Antonio Conte’s side this season. … The...
Sport Review - Tue Feb 6 12:00 AM
Antonio Conte has told Chelsea FC fans that he is hoping the club’s Academy players can learn alongside the likes of Andreas Christensen in the coming seasons. The Danish defender has been earning plenty of praise for his performances for the Blues since breaking into the first team under Conte t...
Sport Review - Mon Feb 5 10:18 PM
Stan Collymore believes Antonio Conte has taken charge of his final Chelsea FC game following the Blues’s 4-1 loss to Watford at Vicarage Road on Monday night. The Italian coach has been coming under increasing pressure in 2018 so far following a return of two victories in eight games in all comp...
Sport Review - Mon Feb 5 10:03 PM
Jamie Carragher was left stunned on Twitter after Chelsea FC slumped to a humiliating 4-1 loss to London rivals Watford on Monday night. The Blues made the trip to Vicarage Road looking to avoid successive Premier League losses following a 3-0 loss to Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge last time out....
Sport Review - Mon Feb 5 9:55 PM
Jamie Carragher has labelled Tiemoue Bakayoko’s performance in Chelsea FC’s 4-1 loss at Watford as one of the worst performances of the 2017-18 Premier League season. The France international hasn’t convinced since his move to the defending champions from Ligue 1 title holders AS Monaco in the 20...
Sport Review - Mon Feb 5 9:00 AM
Pat Nevin is confident Chelsea FC will be able to find a good replacement for Antonio Conte if the Italian coach does leave Stamford Bridge. The Blues manager has been linked with a potential departure at the end of the 2017-18 Premier League season. Conte has struck an unhappy figure at Chelsea...
Sport Review - Mon Feb 5 8:30 AM
Paul Merson has criticised Chelsea FC’s failure to sign real quality in the summer after their Premier League title success. The Blues are in a strong position to finish in the Premier League’s top four this season given their current third-place standing. Chelsea FC, though, are 15 points behind...
Sport Review - Mon Feb 5 7:30 AM
Chelsea FC and Arsenal are among the clubs monitoring Riyad Mahrez’s situation at Leicester City ahead of a possible summer transfer move, according to reports in the British media. The Daily Star is reporting that the Gunners and the Blues are keeping tabs on the 26-year-old’s situation, along w...
Sport Review - Mon Feb 5 6:35 AM
Antonio Conte has admitted that Chelsea FC need to make two or three world-class signings in the summer transfer window if they are to compete for the Premier League title next term. The Blues were busy in the January transfer window as they completed deals for Ross Barkley, Emerson Palmieri and...
Sport Review - Mon Feb 5 6:00 AM
Paul Merson has claimed that Antonio Conte won’t be at Chelsea FC at the start of the 2018-19 Premier League season. The defending champions are in third place in the table but 15 points adrift of leaders Manchester City. The Chelsea FC boss hasn’t been afraid to bemoan his lack of squad depth th...
Sport Review - Mon Feb 5 5:10 AM
Eden Hazard isn’t as effective in a Chelsea striker role, Kevin Kilbane has warned Antonio Conte. The Italian coach has been forced to use the Belgium international in an unorthodox striker role in the current campaign. Summer signing Alvaro Morata has struggled with a lack of confidence and fitn...
Sport Review - Mon Feb 5 4:50 AM
Chelsea FC have suffered another injury blow after Ross Barkley was ruled out of the trip to Watford on Monday night, according to reports in the British media. The Daily Telegraph is reporting that the midfielder has picked up a hamstring injury and is set to miss the Blues’ Premier League clash...
Sport Review - Sun Feb 4 11:30 PM
Edin Dzeko has admitted that he was flattered by the Chelsea FC’s interest in signing him in the January transfer window. The Blues were heavily linked with a move to sign the 31-year-old striker as Antonio Conte looked to strengthen his squad at Stamford Bridge. The west London side were believe...
Sport Review - Sun Feb 4 11:30 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 - Sun Feb 4 10:45 AM
Olivier Giroud looked to be in good shape as he trained with his new Chelsea FC team-mates at Cobham on Saturday morning. The striker has been getting used to life at Stamford Bridge in recent days after completing something of a surprise transfer to the west London side from Arsenal last week. G...
Sport Review - Sun Feb 4 10:15 AM
Alvaro Morata is still the key man for Chelsea despite the arrival of Olivier Giroud, Kenny Cunningham says. The defending Premier League champions made a big effort to sign a striker to provide competition for Morata in the January transfer window. The Spanish forward scored 10 times in the Prem...
Sport Review - Sun Feb 4 9:00 AM
Michael Owen is backing Eden Hazard to inspire Chelsea FC to a much-needed win at Watford on Monday night. The defending Premier League champions suffered a shock 3-0 loss to Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth side at Stamford Bridge mid-week. Chelsea FC dropped down to fourth place in the Premier League t...
Sport Review - Sun Feb 4 6:45 AM
Antonio Conte has told Chelsea FC fans that Emerson Palmieri will make his Chelsea FC debut as soon as he proves himself as ready for the first team. The Brazilian defender became the west London side’s second signing of the January transfer window last week when he joined the Blues from Roma aft...
Sport Review - Sun Feb 4 6:25 AM
Antonio Conte has admitted his delight at seeing Chelsea FC complete a deal to sign Emerson Palmieri from Roma in the January transfer window. The 23-year-old was confirmed as the Blues’ second signing of the winter last week after weeks of speculation linking him with a move to the west London c...
Sport Review - Sun Feb 4 6:10 AM
Real Madrid will look to raid Chelsea for N’Golo Kante and Eden Hazard at the end of the season, Paul Merson has claimed. The Spanish giants have been regularly linked with a move to sign the Belgian forward over the past couple of seasons. However, Hazard has remained loyal to the west London si...
Sport Review - Sun Feb 4 5:10 AM
Kevin Kilbane has branded Chelsea’s decision to allow Michy Batshuayi to leave on loan as “crazy”. The Belgium international completed a temporary switch to Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund on transfer deadline day. The 24-year-old was deemed surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge despite...
Sport Review - Sun Feb 4 4:50 AM
Frank Lampard is backing both Manchester United and Chelsea FC to finish the top four this season – at the expense of Liverpool FC and Arsenal. Manchester United are currently Manchester City’s closest challengers for the Premier League title but the Red Devils are way behind Pep Guardiola’s lead...
Sport Review - Sun Feb 4 4:40 AM
Arsene Wenger has hailed Olivier Giroud’s commitment to Arsenal after he completed his transfer to Chelsea FC last week. The 31-year-old striker has signed an 18-month contract with the Blues after he was deemed as surplus to requirements at The Emirates following the arrival of Pierre-Emerick Au...
Sport Review - Sun Feb 4 12:15 AM
Antonio Conte has hinted that Olivier Giroud may not be ready to start for Chelsea FC for the Premier League clash with Watford on Monday night. The 31-year-old striker signed for the Blues from London rivals Arsenal last week as Conte moved to bolster his attacking options at Stamford Bridge. Th...
Sport Review - Sat Feb 3 5:12 PM
Nemanja Matic heaped praise on Alexis Sanchez after the Chilean scored his first goal for Manchester United in their 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town on Saturday afternoon. The 29-year-old has been getting used to life at Old Trafford after he completed his move to the club as part of the deal whic...
Sport Review - Sat Feb 3 10:30 AM
Thierry Henry is backing Olivier Giroud to be a success at Chelsea FC after completing his transfer to Stamford Bridge from Arsenal on deadline day. The French striker was sold by the Gunners to their Premier League rivals after the north Londoners secured the signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang...
Sport Review - Sat Feb 3 8:30 AM
Paul Merson has warned Antonio Conte that Chelsea FC are in real danger of missing out on a place in the top four this season. The defending Premier League champions suffered a shock 3-0 loss to Bournemouth in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night. The Blues have made a disappo...
Sport Review - Sat Feb 3 7:45 AM
Gary Neville has claimed that Chelsea FC are no longer competing with the likes of the Manchester clubs in terms of Premier League dominance and transfers. It has not been the best few weeks for Antonio Conte’s side, with the Blues having been knocked out of the League Cup by Arsenal and also str...
Sport Review - Sat Feb 3 6:35 AM
Aaron Ramsey has taken to social media to wish Olivier Giroud all the best after the striker left Arsenal to sign for Chelsea FC last week. The French forward opted to quit the north London side for their local rivals in the January transfer window as he bids to gain some valuable playing time ah...
Sport Review - Sat Feb 3 6:25 AM
Emerson Palmieri looks like he is settling in well to life at Chelsea FC after having signed for the Blues from Roma last week. The 23-year-old Brazilian defender has put pen to paper on a long-term contract with the Blues as the west London side moved quickly to bolster their rearguard options i...
Sport Review - Sat Feb 3 6:10 AM
Mark Lawrenson is confident Chelsea will bounce back from their mid-week disappointment with a win at Watford on Monday night. The defending Premier League champions suffered a surprise 3-0 loss to Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge mid-week to slip down to fourth place in the table. The Blues are a...
Sport Review - Sat Feb 3 5:50 AM
Paul Merson believes Arsenal and Chelsea FC will miss out on a place in the Premier League’s top four. The Gunners missed out on a chance to gain some ground on their top-four rivals on Tuesday night after Arsenal lost 3-1 to Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium. The north London side broke the de...
Sport Review - Sat Feb 3 5:00 AM
Charlie Nicholas believes Arsenal and Chelsea are on course to miss out on a place in the top four. The Gunners slumped to a humiliating 3-1 loss to Swansea City on Tuesday night despite Nacho Monreal handing Arsenal a first-half lead at the Liberty Stadium. Arsenal were guilty of some unforgivab...
Sport Review - Sat Feb 3 12:30 AM
Paul Merson is backing Chelsea FC to bounce back to winning ways in the Premier League by beating Watford 3-1 in Monday night’s Premier League clash. The Blues head into the game desperately trying to get their campaign back on track after they suffered a shock 3-0 loss to Bournemouth in front of...
Sport Review - Fri Feb 2 11:30 PM
David Luiz has taken to social media to promise that he will “never give up” as he bids to shake off his latest injury setback with Chelsea FC. The defender sat out the Blues’ 3-0 loss to Bournemouth in the Premier League on Wednesday night due to an ankle problem and Antonio Conte said after … ...
Sport Review - Fri Feb 2 10:15 AM
Harry Redknapp has warned Chelsea FC that they are facing an uphill battle to finish in the Premier League’s top four. The defending champions dropped down to fourth place in the table on Wednesday night following a 3-0 loss to Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea FC are two points ahead of To...
Sport Review - Fri Feb 2 8:45 AM
Thierry Henry believes Arsenal supporters can’t blame Olivier Giroud for moving to Chelsea FC ahead of this summer’s World Cup. The France international completed a £21m move to the defending Premier League champions from Arsenal on deadline day. Giroud was signed to provide more attacking depth...
Sport Review - Fri Feb 2 8:30 AM
Rio Ferdinand believes Eden Hazard will ensure that Chelsea FC finish in the Premier League’s top four ahead of Arsenal and Liverpool FC. The defending Premier League champions are in a difficult run of form in the English top flight following a return of one win in their last four games. Chelsea...
Sport Review - Fri Feb 2 8:00 AM
Frank Lampard has admitted his surprise that Chelsea FC have signed Olivier Giroud on a short-term deal. The France international completed a deadline day move to the defending Premier League champions from bitter London rivals Arsenal. Giroud has signed an 18-month deal with the title holders af...
Sport Review - Fri Feb 2 7:30 AM
Antonio Conte has revealed that David Luiz has been struggling with a fresh injury problem after he missed Chelsea FC’s 3-0 loss to Bournemouth on Wednesday night. The Brazilian defender has picked up an ankle injury and is now working hard to try and get back fit for the Blues as quickly as poss...
Sport Review - Fri Feb 2 6:10 AM
Harry Redknapp believes Tottenham Hotspur will finish in the top four ahead of Chelsea this season. Spurs boosted their Champions League prospects on Wednesday night with an impressive 2-0 win against second-placed Manchester United at Wembley. Christian Eriksen broke the deadlock inside 11 secon...
Sport Review - Fri Feb 2 5:40 AM
Frank Lampard believes Olivier Giroud is a useful player to have in the Chelsea FC squad. The France international completed a deadline day move to the defending Premier League champions from their bitter London rivals Arsenal. Chelsea FC are reported to have paid a transfer fee in the region of...
Sport Review - Fri Feb 2 5:20 AM
Paul Merson believes Olivier Giroud could start ahead of Alvaro Morata in the Chelsea team. The defending Premier League champions signed the France international in a reported £21m deal from their bitter rivals Arsenal transfer deadline day. Giroud has been signed to alleviate the workload place...
Sport Review - Fri Feb 2 4:50 AM
Antonio Conte has revealed that Chelsea FC will have to assess the severity of Andreas Christensen’s hamstring injury after he was forced off against Bournemouth on Wednesday night. The Danish defender lasted just 28 minutes of the game at Stamford Bridge before pulling up with a suspected hamstr...
Sport Review - Fri Feb 2 12:15 AM
Antonio Conte has admitted his concern about Chelsea FC’s ability to finish in the top four this season after their defeat by Bournemouth on Tuesday night. The west London side lost 3-0 to Eddie Howe’s men in front of their home fans at Stamford Bridge to leave them fourth in the Premier League t...
Sport Review - Thu Feb 1 9:15 AM
Olivier Giroud has expressed his delight to complete a move to one of the Premier League’s “biggest” teams. The France international completed a reported £21m move to Chelsea FC from their bitter London rivals Arsenal on transfer deadline day on Wednesday. Giroud has signed an 18-month contract w...
Sport Review - Thu Feb 1 8:15 AM
Chelsea FC have signed a proven talent in Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, according to club director Marina Granovskaia. The France international sealed a reported £21m switch to the defending Premier League champions from their north London rivals on transfer deadline day. Giroud has signed an 1...
Sport Review - Thu Feb 1 7:45 AM
Emerson Palmieri has admitted that he is already looking forward to Chelsea FC’s Champions League showdown with FC Barcelona this month after signing for the Blues. The 23-year-old became the west London side’s second signing of the January transfer window on Tuesday night when he officially comp...
Sport Review - Thu Feb 1 7:15 AM
Emerson Palmieri has insisted that he is feeling fit and ready to perform for Chelsea FC after signing for the Blues from Roma this week. The 23-year-old Brazilian defender has put pen to paper on a four-and-a-half year contract with the west London side after having been heavily linked with a mo...
Sport Review - Thu Feb 1 6:25 AM
Antonio Conte has told Ross Barkley that he will have to prove himself as worthy of a spot in England’s World Cup squad by delivering consistently for Chelsea FC this season. The England midfielder has been getting used to life at Stamford Bridge after having signed for the Blues from Everton at...
Sport Review - Thu Feb 1 6:02 AM
New Chelsea FC signing Emerson Palmieri admits he is excited about the prospect of teaming up with his former AS Roma team-mate Antonio Rudiger at Stamford Bridge. The Brazilian full-back completed a £17.5m move to the defending Premier League champions from the Serie A giants on the penultimate...
Sport Review - Thu Feb 1 5:10 AM
Emerson Palmieri is confident that Antonio Conte will be able to improve the Chelsea FC signing. The Blues reached a reported £25m agreement with AS Roma to sign the Brazilian full-back on the penultimate day of the January transfer window. Palmieri has signed a four-and-a-half year contract with...
Sport Review - Thu Feb 1 12:15 AM
Antonio Conte has admitted that his one concern about Ross Barkley is his ability to adapt to Chelsea FC’s style of play. The England midfielder has been getting used to life at Stamford Bridge following his transfer to the west London club from Everton at the start of the January transfer window...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 31 10:15 AM
Ian Wright has urged Arsenal to keep Chelsea FC target Olivier Giroud at The Emirates. The France international has emerged as a target for the defending Premier League champions over the past couple of days. Chelsea FC have been left frustrated in their pursuit of AS Roma striker Edin Dzeko afte...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 31 8:45 AM
Pat Nevin is adamant that Chelsea outcast Michy Batshuayi will score goals if given a chance at Stamford Bridge or a new club. The Belgium international has been bizarrely overlooked throughout most of the 2017-18 Premier League season so far. The 24-year-old has scored a number of big goals duri...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 31 8:15 AM
Danny Drinkwater is refusing to concede defeat in the Premier League title race despite Chelsea trailing Manchester City by 15 points. The England international moved to the Blues in a £35m deal from Premier League rivals Leicester City in the summer transfer window. Drinkwater has found his firs...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 31 8:00 AM
Arsenal have quoted Chelsea FC around £30m for proven striker Olivier Giroud, reporter Kaveh Solhekol has revealed. The defending Premier League champions are becoming increasingly desperate in their attempts to sign a proven striker in the January transfer window. Chelsea FC were thought to be i...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 31 7:45 AM
Chelsea FC are willing to let David Luiz move to Arsenal as part of a deal to bring Olivier Giroud to Stamford Bridge, according to reports in the British media. The Daily Star is reporting that the Blues are prepared to let the Brazilian defender head to The Emirates if it means that they will ...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 31 7:30 AM
Chelsea FC’s bid to sign Edin Dzeko from Roma has fallen through because of a failure to agree personal terms, according to reporter Kaveh Solhekol. The Blues have been heavily linked with a move to land the Bosnian striker in recent days as Antonio Conte looks to bolster his strike-force before...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 31 7:00 AM
Chelsea FC will consider a move to try and sign Fernando Llorente from Tottenham Hotspur before Wednesday’s transfer deadline, according to reports in the British media. The Sun is reporting that the west London side have the 32-year-old forward “in their sights” if they fail in their bid to land...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 31 6:35 AM
Chelsea FC are hoping to tie up a deal to sign Olivier Giroud from Arsenal before Wednesday night’s transfer deadline, according to reports in the British media. The Daily Telegraph is claiming that the Blues have identified the France international as one of their top targets in the coming hours...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 31 5:50 AM
Chelsea FC won’t be signing Edin Dzeko after the defending Premier League champions failed to agree terms with the AS Roma striker, according to reporter Kaveh Solhekol. The Premier League title holders are in the market to sign a proven goal-scorer to ease the workload on summer signing Alvaro M...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 31 5:30 AM
Mark Lawrenson is backing Chelsea FC to ease to a straightforward win over Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night. The defending Premier League champions are in third place in the Premier League table and three points behind Manchester United. The Blues will be hoping to secure their q...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 31 5:12 AM
Emerson Palmieri admitted that he has fulfilled one of his dreams by signing for Chelsea FC after his move from Roma was confirmed on Tuesday night. The Brazilian defender was confirmed as the Blues’ second signing of the January transfer window late on Tuesday night after days of speculation lin...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 31 4:50 AM
Jose Mourinho has used Chelsea FC’s clash with Tottenham earlier in the season to warn Manchester United that they will have a very difficult game against Spurs on Wednesday night. Mourinho is preparing to take his team to Wembley as his side look to continue their consistent form in the Premier...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 31 4:40 AM
Eden Hazard has taken to social media to offer his support to Michy Batshuayi after the striker fired Chelsea FC into the fifth round of the FA Cup on Sunday. The Belgian has struggled for game-time at Stamford Bridge since his transfer to the west London club from Marseille back in the summer of...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 31 12:00 AM
Paul Ince is tipping Chelsea FC to continue their recent good Premier League form by beating Bournemouth 3-0 in front of their home fans at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night. The Blues head into the game on the back of having booked their place in the fifth round of the FA Cup by beating Newcast...