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Sport Review - Fri Feb 9 9:15 AM
Michael Owen is backing Chelsea FC to secure a much-needed win against West Brom at Stamford Bridge next week. The defending Premier League champions lost 4-1 win against London rivals Watford at Vicarage Road on Monday night to heap pressure on Antonio Conte. The west London outfit have lost the...
Sport Review - Fri Feb 9 8:45 AM
Charlie Adam believes Real Madrid are more likely to sign Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea rather than Manchester United number one David De Gea. The Spanish giants are rumoured to be in the market to sign a world-class goalkeeper in the summer transfer window following a forgettable domestic campai...
Sport Review - Fri Feb 9 7:00 AM
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has taken to social media to send a friendly message to Eden Hazard following his transfer to Arsenal last week. The Gabon international signed for the Gunners from Borussia Dortmund as Arsene Wenger moved quickly to bolster his attacking options in the January transfer...
Sport Review - Fri Feb 9 6:25 AM
Eden Hazard has taken to social media to welcome Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Arsenal after his transfer from Borussia Dortmund last week. The Gunners wrapped up a deal to land the 28-year-old Gabon striker from the German club as Arsene Wenger moved quickly to bolster his attacking options at Th...
Sport Review - Fri Feb 9 5:20 AM
Charlie Adam believes Chelsea FC should be place a £150m price tag on Real Madrid target Thibaut Courtois. The Belgium international’s future at the west London club has been a source of debate in recent months. Real Madrid have reportedly made signing a goalkeeper a top priority in the summer tr...
Sport Review - Fri Feb 9 5:00 AM
Pat Nevin believes Chelsea FC are paying the price for the demands of a packed schedule with key players missing significant game time. The Blues slumped to a second successive Premier League defeat on Monday night following a 4-1 loss to London rivals Watford at Vicarage Road. Chelsea FC were so...
Sport Review - Fri Feb 9 12:30 AM
Liam Rosenior feels that Carlo Ancelotti could be set for a return to Chelsea FC to take over from Antonio Conte. Conte has found himself under pressure at Stamford Bridge in recent weeks after the Blues slumped to back to back defeats by Bournemouth and Watford in the Premier League. Those resul...
Sport Review - Fri Feb 9 12:00 AM
Cesar Azpilicueta has taken to social media to insist that he and his Chelsea FC team-mates are doing everything they can to try and turn around their disappointing form. The Blues slumped to a shock 4-1 loss to Watford on Monday night just days after they were beaten 3-0 by Bournemouth at Stamfo...
Sport Review - Thu Feb 8 10:15 AM
Chris Sutton admits he does have sympathy for Antonio Conte after a difficult second season at Chelsea FC. The Blues manager’s position at Stamford Bridge is coming under scrutiny following a disappointing start to 2018. Chelsea FC lost 3-0 to Bournemouth in west London last week before a 4-1 def...
Sport Review - Thu Feb 8 8:30 AM
Martin Keown believes Antonio Conte is on “borrowed time” at Chelsea FC. The Italian coach is facing an uncertain future at the defending Premier League champions following a disappointing start to 2018. Chelsea FC have only managed to win one of their last five league games to drop down to fourt...
Sport Review - Thu Feb 8 8:00 AM
Jamie Redknapp has warned Chelsea FC that the defending champions will find it difficult to replace Antonio Conte with a better manager. The Blues head coach is coming under pressure following a disappointing start to 2018 following one win in their last five Premier League games. Chelsea FC lost...
Sport Review - Thu Feb 8 7:45 AM
Ray Wilkins has openly criticised Chelsea FC for their decision to sign Tiemoue Bakayoko and sell Nathaniel Chalobah in the summer transfer window. The Blues opted to spend big on bringing Bakayoko to Stamford Bridge from French side Monaco in the summer transfer window and at the same time decid...
Sport Review - Thu Feb 8 7:15 AM
Cesar Azpilicueta is determined to help Chelsea FC get their season back on track when the Blues host West Brom in the Premier League on Monday night. The Blues have struggled to find consistent form in recent weeks and have slumped to back to back defeats in the Premier League to dent their hope...
Sport Review - Thu Feb 8 6:45 AM
Ian Wright believes that Antonio Conte will guide Chelsea FC to a top four finish in the Premier League this season, before leaving Stamford Bridge in the summer. The Italian’s future has been a source of speculation in recent days after the Blues’ dramatic dip in form. Chelsea FC were knocked ou...
Sport Review - Thu Feb 8 6:25 AM
Chelsea FC goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has admitted that he would strongly consider a transfer to Real Madrid if it was a true possibility, because of his family situation. The Belgian shot-stopper is widely considered to be one of the world’s top goalkeepers and he has played a key role in Chels...
Sport Review - Thu Feb 8 6:10 AM
Jamie Redknapp has described Antonio Conte’s decision to sell Diego Costa as his “biggest mistake” at Chelsea FC. The Italian coach is coming under intense pressure at the west London side following a 4-1 loss to London rivals Watford at Vicarage Road on Monday night. Indeed, Chelsea FC have now...
Sport Review - Thu Feb 8 5:40 AM
Wayne Rooney is confident Chelsea FC will still secure a top-four place despite a disappointing start to 2018. The Blues slumped to a shock 4-1 loss to London rivals Watford at Vicarage Road on Monday night to cast doubt over their top-four challenge. Chelsea FC have lost their last two Premier L...
Sport Review - Thu Feb 8 5:20 AM
Chelsea are favourites to beat Arsenal and Manchester United to the signing of Leon Bailey, according to reports. German media outlet Kicker, as reported by The Sun, is reporting that the Bayer Leverkusen forward is attracting interest from a number of Premier League clubs. The same article is cl...
Sport Review - Thu Feb 8 5:00 AM
N’Golo Kante is a better Chelsea FC midfielder than Blues legend Claude Makelele, Olivier Dacourt has claimed. The France international has established himself as a key member of the Blues team since his £30m move to Chelsea FC from Leicester City in the 2016 summer transfer window. Kante was a v...
Sport Review - Thu Feb 8 4:40 AM
Isco has offers from Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea FC to sign for them in the summer transfer window, according to reports in Spain. Spanish outlet Diario Gol, as quoted by the Daily Express, is reporting that Real Madrid star Sergio Ramos has learned that Isco has offers to move...
Sport Review - Thu Feb 8 12:30 AM
Ryan Giggs believes that Paul Pogba is at his best when he is given freedom alongside Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic in a midfield three for Manchester United. The France international has been one of the first names on the Manchester United team sheet since completing his move back to Old Traff...
Sport Review - Thu Feb 8 12:15 AM
Ray Wilkins has claimed that Chelsea FC have made a huge mistake by swapping Nemanja Matic for Tiemoue Bakayoko in the summer transfer window – but says that the decision was not Antonio Conte’s. The Blues raised eyebrows when they allowed midfielder Matic to leave Stamford Bridge and sign for th...
Sport Review - Wed Feb 7 11:45 PM
Luis Enrique will make signing Luis Suarez from Barcelona his first priority if he is appointed as Chelsea FC’s new manager, according to journalist Eduardo Inda. There has been relentless speculation about Antonio Conte’s future at Stamford Bridge in recent days after Chelsea FC slumped to surpr...
Sport Review - Wed Feb 7 11:30 PM
Mark Lawrenson is backing both Manchester United and Chelsea FC to finish in the top four this season. The Red Devils are currently in second place in the Premier League table as they chase Champions League qualification in Jose Mourinho’s second season in charge at Old Trafford. Manchester Unite...
Sport Review - Wed Feb 7 10:15 AM
Pat Nevin has hinted that Tiemoue Bakayoko should have been taken off before the Chelsea FC midfielder was allowed to compound a poor start with a red card in Monday night’s 4-1 loss at Watford. The defending Premier League champions signed the France international in a £40m deal from Ligue 1 sid...
Sport Review - Wed Feb 7 9:45 AM
Michy Batshuayi took to social media to reveal his disappointment at seeing Chelsea FC slip to a 4-1 loss to Watford in the Premier League on Monday night. The Blues were reduced to 10 men in the first half at Vicarage Road when Tiemoue Bakayoko was sent off for two bookable offences. And the wes...
Sport Review - Wed Feb 7 9:15 AM
Thibaut Courtois has urged the Chelsea FC squad to regroup ahead of next week’s trip to West Brom. The defending Premier League champions lost 4-1 to Premier League strugglers Watford at Vicarage Road on Monday night to slump to successive top-flight defeats. Troy Deeney broke the deadlock in the...
Sport Review - Wed Feb 7 8:45 AM
Antonio Rudiger has described Chelsea FC signing Emerson Palmieri as a “good guy”. The Brazilian defender completed a £23m move to Chelsea FC from Serie A giants AS Roma in the January transfer window. Palmieri was signed to provide more depth at the back given the west London side’s well-documen...
Sport Review - Wed Feb 7 6:35 AM
Chelsea FC are lining up a move to sign Joe Hart in the summer transfer window if Thibaut Courtois leaves the club, according to reports in the British media. The Sun is reporting that the west London side have targeted the England goalkeeper as a potential replacement for Courtois should the Bel...
Sport Review - Wed Feb 7 5:30 AM
Thibaut Courtois has insisted that the Chelsea FC squad still believe in under-pressure manager Antonio Conte. The Belgium international conceded a first-half penalty after the 25-year-old brought down Watford signing Gerard Deulofeu after Tiemoue Bakayoko had been sent off minutes earlier. Chels...
Sport Review - Wed Feb 7 5:10 AM
Chris Sutton admits he can understand why Antonio Conte has grown frustrated at Chelsea FC. The Blues suffered a shock 4-1 loss to London rivals Watford at Vicarage Road on Monday night to heap pressure on Conte following a disastrous start to 2018. Chelsea FC have lost their last two Premier Lea...
Sport Review - Wed Feb 7 4:40 AM
Romelu Lukaku has revealed that the chance to work with Jose Mourinho again was the main reason why he chose to move to Manchester United ahead of Chelsea last summer. The Belgian signed for the Red Devils in a big-money move from Everton in July as Mourinho moved quickly to bolster his attacking...
Sport Review - Wed Feb 7 12:15 AM
Wayne Rooney has claimed that Chelsea FC’s performance against Watford on Monday night was the worst he had seen them play in more than a decade. The Blues were reduced to 10 men in the first half when Tiemoue Bakayoko was shown two yellow cards and the west London side ended up crashing to a … ...
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...