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Sport Review - Sat Dec 9 3:15 PM
Antonio Conte blamed his Chelsea team’s slow start for their disappointing 1-0 loss to West Ham United in the Premier League at the London Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Blues fell behind in just the sixth minute in east London when Marko Arnautovic scored an impressive opener for the home si...
Sport Review - Sat Dec 9 2:31 PM
Jamie Redknapp was not particularly impressed by Tiemoue Bakayoko’s performance in Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat by West Ham United in the Premier League on Saturday. The French midfielder has been criticised for a string of below-par performances for the west London side in recent weeks following his mov...
Sport Review - Sat Dec 9 8:15 AM
Paul Ince is backing Chelsea to find a way past bitter London rivals West Ham United on Saturday afternoon. The defending Premier League champions will make the short trip across the English capital this weekend in search of three points against the Hammers at the London Stadium. Chelsea are look...
Sport Review - Sat Dec 9 7:00 AM
Gary Neville doesn’t believe that Chelsea are capable of winning the Premier League title this season. The Blues are hoping to try and defend their Premier League crown this term after having won the title in style in Antonio Conte’s first campaign at the club last season. However, Chelsea did no...
Sport Review - Sat Dec 9 5:30 AM
Mark Lawrenson is backing West Ham to pick up points against defending Premier League champions Chelsea at the London Stadium on Saturday evening. The Premier League title holders have been in excellent form over the past month or so following a return of six victories in their last seven top-fli...
Sport Review - Fri Dec 8 11:50 PM
Paul Merson is backing Chelsea to keep themselves in the Premier League title race by beating West Ham United 3-1 at the London Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Blues head into the game after having sealed a 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid in the Champions League at Stamford Bridge in midweek as...
Sport Review - Fri Dec 8 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 - Fri Dec 8 7:00 AM
Frank Lampard has lavished praise on Thibaut Courtois following his impressive form for Chelsea in recent seasons. The Belgian goalkeeper has made the number one spot his own at Stamford Bridge after having settled at the west London club following a series of loan spells at Atletico Madrid. Cour...
Sport Review - Fri Dec 8 6:00 AM
Frank Lampard has heaped praise on blossoming Chelsea partnership between Eden Hazard and Alvaro Morata. The Blues have been in impressive form in the Champions League and the Premier League over the past month or so to build some momentum. Chelsea have won six of their last seven Premier League...
Sport Review - Fri Dec 8 5:30 AM
Michael Owen is backing Chelsea to win to nil against West Ham United at the London Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The defending Premier League champions will make short trip across the English capital in search of three points following a 1-1 stalemate with La Liga giants Atletico Madrid mid-wee...
Sport Review - Fri Dec 8 12:30 AM
Rio Ferdinand has admitted that he still gets “nightmares” from playing against Chelsea star Eden Hazard for Manchester United. The Belgian playmaker has been in superb form for the west London side in recent weeks and seems to be rediscovering his best game under Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge...
Sport Review - Thu Dec 7 11:45 PM
Michael Owen has explained why Eden Hazard is so difficult for players to defend against when he’s in form at Chelsea. The 26-year-old playmaker has been in top form for Antonio Conte’s men in recent weeks after having recovered from a serious ankle injury over the summer. Hazard missed Chelsea’s...
Sport Review - Thu Dec 7 10:00 AM
Frank Lampard has told Timeoue Bakayoko that he needs to improve his performances at Chelsea. The France international moved to the defending Premier League champions in a £40m deal in the summer transfer window. Bakayoko’s arrival triggered Nemanja Matic’s controversial £40m switch to their bitt...
Sport Review - Thu Dec 7 9:30 AM
Chelsea are still keen on signing Ross Barkley in the January transfer window – as well as a new striker, according to reports in the British media. The Daily Telegraph is reporting that the Blues, as well as being interested in landing long-term target Alex Sandro, are keen on reviving their int...
Sport Review - Thu Dec 7 9:00 AM
Frank Lampard has praised Eden Hazard for adding goals to his game in response to the Chelsea forward’s critics. The Belgium international has consistently been one of the best Premier League players since his move to Stamford Bridge from Ligue 1 side Lille in 2012. Hazard scored 14 times and mad...
Sport Review - Thu Dec 7 8:00 AM
Frank Lampard has hailed Victor Moses as a key player under Chelsea manager Antonio Conte. The Nigeria international appeared to be on the verge of an exit during Jose Mourinho’s second spell in charge of the west London side. However, Conte utilised the former Liverpool FC midfielder at right wi...
Sport Review - Thu Dec 7 7:15 AM
Antonio Conte believes that Tiemoue Bakayoko still has plenty of room for improvement following his slow start to life at Chelsea. The 23-year-old signed for Chelsea from Monaco in the summer transfer window after Conte opted to let Nemanja Matic join Manchester United, to the surprise of many. B...
Sport Review - Thu Dec 7 6:45 AM
Michael Owen says the return of Victor Moses to the Chelsea team is important for the Blues – but claims that the Nigerian is far from being the club’s most important player. Moses was out of action for a number of weeks after suffering a hamstring injury and undergoing a lengthy rehabilitation p...
Sport Review - Thu Dec 7 6:25 AM
Michael Owen believes that Eden Hazard is back to his “brilliant” best for Chelsea. The 26-year-old has been in fine form for the Blues in recent weeks and seems to be rediscovering his best form for the west London side. Hazard has been a regular fixture in Antonio Conte’s starting line-up this...
Sport Review - Thu Dec 7 6:15 AM
Michael Owen believes Manchester United shot stopper David De Gea is just ahead of Chelsea number one Thibaut Courtois in terms of the best goalkeepers in the world. The Spain international was widely praised for his commanding performance in Manchester United’s 3-1 win against their bitter rival...
Sport Review - Thu Dec 7 6:00 AM
Frank Lampard believes Chelsea will be hoping to be pitted against Turkish club Besiktas in the Champions League last-16 draw. The defending Premier League champions drew 1-1 with 2016 runners-up Atletico Madrid in their final group-stage fixture at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night. Eden Hazard’s...
Sport Review - Thu Dec 7 5:55 AM
Frank Lampard believes Cesc Fabregas is making the Chelsea team tick this season. The defending Premier League champions have managed to recover from a slow start to the season to go seven games unbeaten to put some pressure under Manchester City and Manchester United at the top of the table. Ant...
Sport Review - Thu Dec 7 5:30 AM
Michael Owen is backing Chelsea to make one signing in the January transfer window. The defending Premier League champions finished in second place in Champions League Group D on Tuesday night following a 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea finished behind Italian giants AS...
Sport Review - Thu Dec 7 5:10 AM
Frank Lampard believes Chelsea have the chance to close ground on Premier League leaders Manchester City after securing their spot in the Champions League knockout stage. The defending champions drew 1-1 with La Liga giants Atletico Madrid at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night to secure a place in...
Sport Review - Thu Dec 7 4:50 AM
Antonio Conte “dearly” wants to sign Alex Sandro from Juventus for Chelsea in the January transfer window, according to reports in the British media. The Daily Telegraph is reporting that the Blues have been handed a “huge boost” in their long-standing pursuit of the 26-year-old Brazilian with th...
Sport Review - Thu Dec 7 4:30 AM
Frank Lampard believes that Chelsea and Manchester United are the only two teams capable of challenging Manchester City for the Premier League title this season. Manchester City have been by far and away the top-performing club in the Premier League this season and Pep Guardiola’s men have only d...
Sport Review - Thu Dec 7 12:15 AM
Frank Lampard has credited Eden Hazard and Alvaro Morata for helping Chelsea to find some improved form under Antonio Conte this season. The Blues have been in good shape in recent weeks and have won four of their last five Premier League games to leave them in third place in the table. Chelsea a...
Sport Review - Wed Dec 6 11:45 PM
Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Nemanja Matic will feature for Manchester United in the derby clash with Manchester City on Sunday, despite suffering from an injury. The Serbian midfielder was not involved for Manchester United’s 2-1 win over CSKA Moscow at Old Trafford on Tuesday night as the R...
Sport Review - Wed Dec 6 11:30 PM
Frank Lampard hailed Eden Hazard as the “main man” after the Belgian helped Chelsea to come from behind and earn a 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday night. The Blues fell behind in the second half after a goalless first half when Saul Niguez headed home to put the v...
Sport Review - Wed Dec 6 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 Dec 6 9:45 AM
Alvaro Morata was not Antonio Conte’s first choice for a striker signing in the summer transfer window, according to former Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo. Chelsea completed a deal to land Morata back in July after having been heavily linked with a move to re-sign former Blues forward...
Sport Review - Wed Dec 6 9:36 AM
Antonio Conte believes Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has at least another five seasons at the top level. The Spanish star has been a key part of the Chelsea team in the 2017-18 season following Nemanja Matic’s £40m move to their bitter title rivals Manchester United in the summer. The west Lon...
Sport Review - Wed Dec 6 9:00 AM
Eden Hazard is hitting top form just in time for Chelsea’s festive schedule, according to Jamie Redknapp. The Belgium international missed the start of the 2017-18 Premier League season as he continued his rehabilitation from a broken ankle at the end of last season. Hazard made his return to the...
Sport Review - Wed Dec 6 8:45 AM
Pat Nevin has warned Antonio Conte to be careful that Chelsea forward Eden Hazard doesn’t burn out. The Belgian forward scored 16 times in Chelsea’s title-winning campaign under Conte last term after the Italian coach helped the 26-year-old to rediscover his best form following a tough 2015-16 se...
Sport Review - Wed Dec 6 8:15 AM
Pat Nevin has hailed Eden Hazard and Alvaro Morata as Antonio Conte’s “go-to-guys” at Chelsea right now. The defending Premier League champions made a conspicuous start to Saturday’s early kick-off when English striker Dwight Gayle broke the deadlock in the 11th minute at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea...
Sport Review - Wed Dec 6 7:00 AM
Antonio Conte has praised Danny Drinkwater for his recent solid performances for Chelsea. The England midfielder has been getting used to life at Stamford Bridge after signing for the Blues from Leicester City in the summer transfer window. Drinkwater missed the first few weeks of the season due...
Sport Review - Wed Dec 6 6:35 AM
Cesc Fabregas has thanked Antonio Conte for having the trust in him to help improve the defensive side of his game at Chelsea. The Spanish midfielder initially struggled to hold down a regular starting spot in the first team at Stamford Bridge following Conte’s appointment at the club in the summ...
Sport Review - Wed Dec 6 6:05 AM
Antonio Conte has lifted the lid on how Cesc Fabregas managed to force his way back into the Chelsea manager’s plans over the past 12 months. The Spain international appeared to be facing a bleak future at Stamford Bridge following Conte’s appointment back in 2016. Fabregas had to wait until Dece...
Sport Review - Wed Dec 6 5:30 AM
Antonio Conte has reiterated that he is really happy with Chelsea summer signing Alvaro Morata. The Spain international completed a £58m club-record move to the defending Premier League champions from La Liga giants Real Madrid in the summer transfer window. Morata was brought in to help improve...
Sport Review - Wed Dec 6 5:20 AM
Eden Hazard has warned Chelsea’s rivals in the Champions League that the Premier League title holders won’t fear any club in the last-16 draw. The Blues finished in second place in Champions League Group C following a 1-1 draw with Spanish side Atletico Madrid at Stamford Bridge. The west London...
Sport Review - Wed Dec 6 5:10 AM
Graeme Souness has urged Antonio Conte to continue to use Cesc Fabregas in an advanced role to get the best out of the Chelsea midfielder. The defending Premier League champions have managed to recover from a slow start to the season to go seven games unbeaten to put some pressure under Mancheste...
Sport Review - Wed Dec 6 12:30 AM
Cesc Fabregas admits that he is hoping that this will be Chelsea’s year in the Champions League. The Blues have only once before won Europe’s elite club competition – back in 2012 under Roberto Di Matteo. Antonio Conte’s men have been in good form in Europe so far this season and have booked thei...
Sport Review - Wed Dec 6 12:00 AM
Cesc Fabregas has described his relationship with Antonio Conte as “fantastic” after having won the trust of the Chelsea manager. The 30-year-old midfielder initially struggled to hold down a regular starting spot in the first team at Stamford Bridge following Conte’s appointment in west London b...
Sport Review - Tue Dec 5 10:04 PM
Frank Lampard was less than impressed by Tiemoue Bakayoko’s defending for Chelsea in the 1-1 Champions League draw at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night. After a goalless first half at Stamford Bridge, it was the visitors who took the lead in the 56th minute when Saul Niguez escaped the attentions...
Sport Review - Tue Dec 5 9:51 PM
Frank Lampard warned that Chelsea could be made to rue their missed opportunities after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday night. The result means that Antonio Conte’s men progress through to the knockout phase of Europe’s elite club competition as...
Sport Review - Tue Dec 5 9:15 AM
Garth Crooks has praised Liverpool FC winger Mohamed Salah for putting his disappointing spell at Chelsea firmly behind him. The Egypt international moved to the Anfield outfit in a £39m deal from Serie A giants AS Roma in the summer transfer window to bolster their attacking options. Liverpool F...
Sport Review - Tue Dec 5 9:00 AM
Alvaro Morata’s ability to play on the shoulder of defenders is what makes the Chelsea signing different to Diego Costa, according to Graeme Le Saux. The Blues striker moved to the defending Premier League champions in a £58m deal from La Liga giants Real Madrid in the summer transfer window. Mor...
Sport Review - Tue Dec 5 8:15 AM
Charlie Nicholas is backing Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur to beat Chelsea and Liverpool to a top-four finish this term. The Gunners have managed to bounce back from a 3-1 loss to Manchester City in impressive style of a dominant performance in the north London derby. Arsenal were 2-0 winners agai...
Sport Review - Tue Dec 5 6:00 AM
Eden Hazard was brilliant in his new role as Chelsea’s second striker, Garth Crook says. Chelsea boss Antonio Conte opted to use Hazard in an unfamiliar role alongside summer signing Alvaro Morata at Anfield. The Belgium international looked to combine with the summer signing and expose Liverpool...
Sport Review - Tue Dec 5 5:40 AM
Eden Hazard has the talent to take over the mantle as the world’s best footballer from Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, according to Graeme Souness. The Belgium international has made a brilliant return from a serious ankle problem after the attacker missed the start of the 2017-18 season. Haz...
Sport Review - Tue Dec 5 5:20 AM
Cesar Azpilicueta has been thriving in the Chelsea team in the absence of David Luiz, according to Garth Crooks. The Spanish defender has been marshalling the Chelsea back three in the absence of Luiz after the Brazilian was dropped for the visit of Manchester United. The Blues have managed to ke...
Sport Review - Tue Dec 5 4:30 AM
Chelsea have turned a corner in their season, according to Craig Bellamy. The Blues endured a mixed start to the season following a 3-2 loss to Burnley at Stamford Bridge in their season opener. The defending champions went on to lose to Crystal Palace and Manchester City to fall nine points off...
Sport Review - Tue Dec 5 12:00 AM
Antonio Conte has challenged Eden Hazard to continue his improvement at Chelsea. The Belgium international has found his feet in the Blues team over the past couple of months following an injury-hit start to the season. The 26-year-old broke his right ankle on international duty in May 2017 follo...
Sport Review - Mon Dec 4 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 - Mon Dec 4 9:00 AM
Chelsea won’t challenge for the Premier League title this season given the distraction of the Champions League, Stan Collymore has claimed. The title holders are in third place in the Premier League table and nine points behind current leaders Manchester City heading into the current round of fix...
Sport Review - Mon Dec 4 8:00 AM
Pat Nevin believes there is a chance Willian could leave Chelsea in the January transfer window. The Brazil international was named Chelsea’s player of the season in 2015-16 as he was one of the few Blues players to emerge with credit following a disastrous campaign. However, Antonio Conte’s appo...
Sport Review - Mon Dec 4 7:00 AM
Chelsea should look to sign Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski in the January transfer window, according to Ray Wilkins. The defending Premier League champions are rumoured to be in the market to sign a centre-forward next month to complement summer signing Alvaro Morata. The Spain internat...
Sport Review - Mon Dec 4 6:25 AM
Antonio Conte has refused to rule out Chelsea in the Premier League title race. The defending champions have ground to make up on current leaders Manchester City following the west London side’s sluggish start to the season. Chelsea have already lost to Burnley, Crystal Palace and Manchester City...
Sport Review - Mon Dec 4 6:00 AM
Rafael Benitez insists it is clear Chelsea will challenge for the Premier League title and finish in the top three. The defending champions endured a mixed start to the 2017-18 season to raise concerns about their ability to defend their top-flight crown. While Chelsea have lost ground on Premier...
Sport Review - Mon Dec 4 5:50 AM
Jose Mourinho heaped praise on Nemanja Matic for fighting his way to match fitness in order to help Manchester United ease to a 3-1 win at Arsenal on Saturday evening. The Serbia international was thought to be a doubt for the Red Devils’ long trip to their title rivals in north London following...
Sport Review - Mon Dec 4 5:00 AM
Eden Hazard has urged Chelsea to build on their winning run in the Premier League in an attempt to close the gap on leaders Manchester City. The defending champions came from behind to ease to a 3-1 win against former manager Rafael Benitez and his Newcastle United side at Stamford Bridge. Hazard...
Sport Review - Sun Dec 3 11:45 PM
Eden Hazard has warned Chelsea that the defending champions can’t afford to concede early goals at Stamford Bridge following Saturday afternoon’s 3-1 win over Newcastle United. The west London outfit welcomed former manager Rafael Benitez and his Magpies side in search of a fifth victory in their...
Sport Review - Sun Dec 3 10:00 AM
Ray Wilkins has urged Chelsea manager Antonio Conte to ditch their defensive style at home. Ex-Chelsea star Wilkins believes that the attacking players at the club and home advantage gives the club free license to grab goals rather than putting the brakes on and playing safe. Current Champions Ch...
Sport Review - Sun Dec 3 9:30 AM
Antonio Conte need to give Willian more chances to shine in the Chelsea team, according to Ray Wilkins. Former England stalwart Wilkins is a massive admirer of the Brazilian player and believes that the attacking midfielder could bolster Chelsea’s title challenge. Willian was an integral part of...
Sport Review - Sun Dec 3 9:00 AM
Eden Hazard will stay at Chelsea despite transfer speculation surrounding his future, according to Ray Wilkins. The Belgian winger has been in great form again this season, prompting top clubs such as Real Madrid to be linked with a potential move for the Blues’ star man. Hazard has remained loya...
Sport Review - Sun Dec 3 8:30 AM
Graeme Souness described Eden Hazard as “unplayable” following his contribution to Chelsea’s 3-1 win over Newcastle United on Saturday afternoon. The Belgium international has been in a rich vein of form over the past month or so following his return from a serious injury problem. Hazard equalise...
Sport Review - Sun Dec 3 8:00 AM
Jamie Redknapp has singled out Victor Moses for special praise after Chelsea’s 3-1 win over Newcastle United on Saturday. The defending Premier League champions welcomed former manager Rafael Benitez and his Magpies outfit to Stamford Bridge in the weekend’s early kick-off. English forward Dwight...
Sport Review - Sun Dec 3 7:30 AM
Ray Wilkins believes Chelsea need to sign another top striker in January to help ease the workload on summer addition Alvaro Morata. Wilkins, a former Chelsea Assistant Manager in the Premier League, has no confidence in Michy Batshuayi, and thinks if youth isn’t the answer, then a stellar strike...
Sport Review - Sun Dec 3 6:45 AM
Antonio Conte expressed his delight with Eden Hazard and Alvaro Morata after the Chelsea duo helped to secure a 3-1 win against Newcastle United on Saturday evening. The defending Premier League champions signed Morata in a £58m deal from La Liga giants Real Madrid in the summer transfer window t...
Sport Review - Sun Dec 3 6:25 AM
Ray Wilkins has warned Antonio Conte that Chelsea face losing their best players if they fail to make the Champions League this season. Players of the ilk of Eden Hazard are among the best in the world and Wilkins believes the big stage of the Champions League is the only thing that can keep the...
Sport Review - Sun Dec 3 5:30 AM
Ray Wilkins believes Chelsea should jump at the chance to offload David Luiz to Manchester United. The Brazilian defender rejoined the Blues from Paris Saint Germain in a £32m deadline day move in 2016 after leaving Chelsea for the French giants for £50m in 2014. His second stint at Stamford Brid...
Sport Review - Sun Dec 3 5:10 AM
Antonio Conte has nothing against Willian despite the Chelsea star’s lack of first-team football, Pat Nevin has claimed. The Brazilian midfielder was a key member of the Chelsea team that won the Premier League title under Jose Mourinho in the 2014-15 season before he was named the club’s player...
Sport Review - Sun Dec 3 12:15 AM
Pep Guardiola would really like to sign Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen, although there is no chance of Manchester City landing the Danish star, according to Pat Nevin. The Denmark international returned from a two-season loan stint at Bundesliga outfit Borussia Monchengladbach in the summer...