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Sport Review - Tue Jan 9 11:45 PM
Mike Phelan believes that Chelsea need to bring in a new striker 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 gives Antonio Conte the chance to bolster his squad at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea have already made t...
Sport Review - Tue Jan 9 10:15 AM
Gary Cahill has revealed his excitement at Chelsea’s signing of Ross Barkley as their first move of the January transfer window. The Blues confirmed the capture of the 24-year-old England midfielder on Friday after having been heavily linked with a move to sign him in the summer. Barkley has sign...
Sport Review - Tue Jan 9 9:00 AM
Manchester United have a clear path in their pursuit of Juventus left-back Alex Sandro after Chelsea ended their interest in the Brazilian, according to reports in Italy. Italian website Calciomercato, as quoted by The Sun, is reporting that the defending Premier League champions have decided to...
Sport Review - Tue Jan 9 8:30 AM
West Ham manager David Moyes is unaware of Chelsea’s purported interest in England international Andy Carrol, according to reporter Bryan Swanson. The injury-prone striker has emerged as a surprise target for the defending Premier League champions in the January transfer window given the 29-year-...
Sport Review - Tue Jan 9 7:30 AM
Antonio Conte has insisted that he was pleased with the performance of Kenedy during Chelsea’s goalless draw at Norwich in the FA Cup third round on Saturday. The Brazilian has struggled to hold down a regular place in the Chelsea team in recent months and he is yet to make a single appearance in...
Sport Review - Tue Jan 9 7:00 AM
Chelsea could make a move to try and re-sign Thorgan Hazard from Borussia Monchengladbach, according to reports in Germany. German newspaper Bild, as quoted by Metro, is reporting that the Blues are expressing a “strong” interest in trying to bring Hazard back to Stamford Bridge. The 24-year-old,...
Sport Review - Tue Jan 9 6:35 AM
Frank Lampard believes that Willian is one of the finest attacking players in the Premier League and has suggested that he should be given more playing time by Antonio Conte at Chelsea. The Brazilian was Chelsea’s standout performer on an otherwise disappointing afternoon for the west London side...
Sport Review - Tue Jan 9 6:15 AM
Arsene Wenger has warned his Arsenal squad that the Gunners have to “turn up” against bitter rivals Chelsea in the first leg of their League Cup semi-final at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night. The north London side have a point to prove ahead of their trip to the defending Premier League champi...
Sport Review - Tue Jan 9 6:00 AM
Mike Phelan has questioned why Chelsea would consider signing injury-prone West Ham striker Andy Carroll in the January transfer window. The Blues are in the market to sign a new striker this month to provide cover for Alvaro Morata for the remainder of the 2017-18 season. Morata has scored 10 ti...
Sport Review - Tue Jan 9 5:35 AM
Gary Cahill has told Ross Barkley that he must be willing to learn if he wants to be a success at Chelsea. The 24-year-old midfielder became the west London side’s first signing of the January transfer window last week when the Blues completed the deal with Everton for a reported £15m. Barkley ha...
Sport Review - Tue Jan 9 5:10 AM
Ross Barkley has admitted that he will be counting on Gary Cahill to help the Chelsea signing adjust to life at Stamford Bridge. The defending Premier League champions completed a £15m deal to sign the England international last week to make the England international their first addition of the J...
Sport Review - Tue Jan 9 4:50 AM
Antonio Conte has told Ross Barkley that he wants to see the England midfielder score more goals following his transfer to Chelsea last week. The west London side confirmed the signing of the 24-year-old on a five-and-a-half year contract on Friday last week as Conte secured his first signing of...
Sport Review - Tue Jan 9 4:30 AM
Antonio Conte has admitted that he is not yet sure when Ross Barkley will be fit for Chelsea after his arrival at the club last week. Chelsea signed Barkley on a five-and-a-half year contract on Friday after agreeing a fee with Everton believed to be worth around £15m. Barkley has not featured fo...
Sport Review - Tue Jan 9 12:30 AM
Antonio Conte remained coy when asked about Chelsea’s remaining plans for the January transfer window. The Blues completed their first signing of the mid-season window on Friday when they completed a deal to land midfielder Ross Barkley from Everton. Barkley signed a five-and-a-half year contract...
Sport Review - Tue Jan 9 12:00 AM
Antonio Conte has warned Ross Barkley that he now needs to prove his fitness as he bids to break into the Chelsea team this season. The England midfielder became the Blues’ first signing of the January transfer window on Friday as the west London side completed a deal to land him from Everton bel...
Sport Review - Mon Jan 8 11:30 PM
Frank Lampard has admitted that Willian was the only Chelsea player who looked to be in good form during the Blues’ FA Cup draw with Norwich on Saturday night. The Blues were held to a frustrating goalless draw at Carrow Road as they failed to book their place in the fourth round and will now … ...
Sport Review - Mon Jan 8 10:45 AM
Andy Townsend has praised Antonio Conte for the way he has attacked the job at Chelsea. The Italian coach took over the reins at Stamford Bridge in 2016 after the Blues limped to a tenth-place finish in 2015-16. Conte signed seven players in his first transfer window at Chelsea to revamp the west...
Sport Review - Mon Jan 8 10:15 AM
Chelsea are prepared to make Thibaut Courtois the best paid goalkeeper in the world, according to Belgian reporter Kristof Terreur. The Belgium international is negotiating with the defending champions over a new deal with 18 months remaining on his current deal. Courtois is in a strong positions...
Sport Review - Mon Jan 8 9:45 AM
Chelsea are hoping that Eden Hazard will commit his future to Chelsea and sign a new contract worth £300, 000 a week, according to reports in the British media. The Daily Express is reporting that the Belgian playmaker has been locked in talks with the west London side about the possibility of si...
Sport Review - Mon Jan 8 8:30 AM
Eden Hazard is waiting for Chelsea to offer a new contract, but still dreams of a move to Real Madrid, Belgian reporter Kristof Terreur says. The Belgium international has been in eye-catching form this season to help Chelsea challenge for second place in the Premier League table. The Blues were...
Sport Review - Mon Jan 8 7:45 AM
Ross Barkley has praised Chelsea for their solid form in Antonio Conte’s second season in charge at the club. The Blues earned plenty of praise last term after they won the Premier League title in Conte’s first campaign at Stamford Bridge. However, the west London side did not have the distractio...
Sport Review - Mon Jan 8 7:15 AM
Chris Sutton has warned Antonio Conte that it is now up to him to get the best out of Ross Barkley at Chelsea. The Blues confirmed on Friday that they had agreed a deal to sign the 24-year-old midfielder from Everton for a fee reported to be worth around £15m. Chelsea were heavily linked with … ...
Sport Review - Mon Jan 8 6:35 AM
Steve McManaman has praised Chelsea for making the “bargain” signing of the month after completing a deal to bring Ross Barkley to the club from Everton. The Blues announced on Friday that they had concluded a deal to sign the 24-year-old midfielder from the Toffees for a fee believed to be in th...
Sport Review - Mon Jan 8 6:18 AM
Eden Hazard will leave Chelsea for Real Madrid in the summer, Mark Lawrenson has predicted. The defending Premier League champions have been in good form over the past few months but are 18 points adrift of leaders Manchester City. Belgian forward Hazard has scored five times and has made two ass...
Sport Review - Mon Jan 8 5:35 AM
Ross Barkley looked to be in good shape as he took part in his first training session at Chelsea since signing for the Blues from Everton on Friday. The England international became the west London side’s first signing of the January transfer window when he put pen to paper on a five-and-a-half y...
Sport Review - Mon Jan 8 4:55 AM
Eden Hazard has been making sure he will be looking sharp for Chelsea’s League Cup semi-final clash against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night by getting a fresh haircut. The Belgium international sat out Saturday’s frustrating goalless draw with Norwich City in the third round of the...
Sport Review - Mon Jan 8 4:30 AM
Eden Hazard has joked that Thibaut Courtois must sign a new Chelsea contract before he commits his future to the west London club. The Belgian playmaker’s future has been a source of speculation in recent months and the 27-year-old has been linked with a big-money move to Real Madrid in the past....
Sport Review - Mon Jan 8 12:00 AM
Frank Lampard has warned Ross Barkley that it’s now time for him to step up and prove himself consistently following his transfer to Chelsea FC. The 24-year-old midfielder completed a £15m transfer to Stamford Bridge from Everton on Friday as the west London side moved quickly to secure their fir...
Sport Review - Sun Jan 7 11:30 PM
Chris Sutton has claimed that Tiemoue Bakayoko has not lived up to expectations since his move to Chelsea from Monaco last summer. The French midfielder signed for the west London side from the Ligue 1 club after Antonio Conte deemed Nemanja Matic to be surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge...
Sport Review - Sun Jan 7 11:00 AM
Frank Lampard has admitted that it has been a “difficult” start to life at Chelsea FC for Danny Drinkwater since his summer move. The England midfielder signed for the Blues from Leicester City back in August but has struggled with fitness issues and hasn’t been able to hold down a regular spot i...
Sport Review - Sun Jan 7 9:45 AM
Cesc Fabregas has taken to social media to poll his followers about whether or not he should get a haircut soon as Chelsea prepare for their League Cup semi-final clash against Arsenal on Wednesday night. The 30-year-old midfielder has been a regular fixture in the Chelsea first team so far this...
Sport Review - Sun Jan 7 9:30 AM
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte wants Riyad Mahrez to be Chelsea’s second signing of the January transfer window, according to reports in the British media. The Sun is claiming that Chelsea are set to “step up” their pursuit of the Algerian winger following the confirmation of their signing of Ross Ba...
Sport Review - Sun Jan 7 8:45 AM
Gary Neville has warned Manchester United that they are facing a real battle to finish in second place. The Red Devils are Manchester City’s closest rivals after Chelsea missed out on the chance to hoist themselves above Jose Mourinho’s men on Wednesday night. Chelsea surrendered a second-half le...
Sport Review - Sun Jan 7 7:30 AM
Ross Barkley has insisted that he has opted to join Chelsea in order to get out of his “comfort zone” after he was confirmed as the Blues’ first January signing on Friday. The England midfielder signed for the west London side from Everton on Friday and has penned a five-and-a-half year contract...
Sport Review - Sun Jan 7 7:00 AM
Antonio Conte has suggested that Chelsea are in the hunt to make multiple signings this month after they secured the signature of Ross Barkley last week. The Blues completed the signing of the 24-year-old England international from Everton on Friday afternoon after having been heavily linked with...
Sport Review - Sun Jan 7 6:20 AM
Willian looked to be in high spirits as he posed for a picture with David Luiz as Chelsea caught a flight to Norwich for their FA Cup clash. The Blues were in action against the Canaries on Saturday evening in the third round and opted to make the short flight for the game. David Luiz … The pos...
Sport Review - Sun Jan 7 6:15 AM
Frank Lampard believes it was a “no brainer” for Chelsea to sign Ross Barkley in a £15m deal from Everton. The England international completed a move to the defending Premier League champions on Friday following months of speculation linking the 24-year-old with a switch to the English capital. B...
Sport Review - Sun Jan 7 5:00 AM
Paul Merson has warned Chelsea that Alvaro Morata’s weakness at one-on-ones could cost the defending Premier League champions silverware this season. The Spain international completed a £58m move to Chelsea from La Liga giants Real Madrid in the summer transfer window to become the most expensive...
Sport Review - Sun Jan 7 4:40 AM
Ross Barkley says he is hoping to feature for Chelsea “soon” after signing for the Blues on Friday. The England midfielder became the west London side’s first signing of the summer transfer window on Friday as Antonio Conte moved quickly to bring in the 24-year-old from Everton in a deal reported...
Sport Review - Sun Jan 7 12:30 AM
Alan Shearer has told Ross Barkley that now is the time to prove himself at Chelsea following his transfer from Everton on Friday. The Blues confirmed the signing of the 24-year-old midfielder from the Toffees as their first recruit of the January transfer window after having been heavily linked...
Sport Review - Sun Jan 7 12:00 AM
Ross Barkley has taken to social media to reveal his delight at completing his transfer to Chelsea from Everton on Friday. The midfielder was officially confirmed as Chelsea’s first signing of the January transfer window after having been heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge for the last...
Sport Review - Sat Jan 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 - Sat Jan 6 10:00 AM
Ross Barkley playing at his best would be good enough to secure a place in the Chelsea team, according to Danny Higginbotham. The Everton star hasn’t played any competitive football in the 2017-18 season due to a long-term hamstring problem. Barkley was on the brink of a move to the defending Pre...
Sport Review - Sat Jan 6 9:45 AM
Thierry Henry has heaped praise on Antonio Conte for the way in which he has improved some of Chelsea’s key players since taking over at the club. Conte was appointed as Jose Mourinho’s permanent successor and officially took charge of the west London side in the summer of 2016. The Italian was a...
Sport Review - Sat Jan 6 9:30 AM
Jamie Carragher believes that Arsenal’s fightback against Chelsea last week has kept them in the race for a top-four finish this season. The Gunners found themselves 2-1 down to the Blues at The Emirates last Wednesday before Hector Bellerin netted a last-gasp equaliser for Arsene Wenger’s men in...
Sport Review - Sat Jan 6 9:00 AM
Michael Owen is confident that Chelsea won’t have any problems dispatching Norwich City and booking their place in the FA Cup fourth-round draw on Saturday. Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi could start the cup clash as Antonio Conte looks to appease the want-away striker with some first-team footb...
Sport Review - Sat Jan 6 8:15 AM
Ross Barkley is good addition to the Chelsea team given the Everton midfielder has a point to prove, according to Danny Higginbotham. The 24-year-old, who signed for Chelsea on Friday afternoon, has been sidelined throughout the 2017-18 season so far with a troublesome hamstring problem. Barkley...
Sport Review - Sat Jan 6 7:15 AM
Chelsea want to sign West Ham striker Andy Carroll on loan until the end of the season, according to reports in the British media. The Daily Mail is reporting that the Blues have identified Carroll as a possible back-up option for Alvaro Morata at Stamford Bridge as Antonio Conte looks to bolster...
Sport Review - Sat Jan 6 6:45 AM
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia believes that the Blues have landed an “outstanding” player after they confirmed Ross Barkley as their first January signing on Friday afternoon. The west London side announced that they had agreed a deal to sign the 24-year-old midfielder from Everton after ha...
Sport Review - Sat Jan 6 6:00 AM
Antonio Conte has demanded that Chelsea make three signings in the January transfer window, according to reports. The Times, as quoted by the Metro, is reporting that the defending Premier League champions are in the market to add more numbers to Conte’s squad. The same article states Conte has o...
Sport Review - Sat Jan 6 5:30 AM
Phil Neville has taken to social media to claim that Chelsea have made the signing of the century after they landed Ross Barkley in a reported £15m deal from Everton on Friday as their first January signing. After days of speculation linking Barkley with a move to Stamford Bridge, Barkley finally...
Sport Review - Sat Jan 6 5:20 AM
Antonio Conte has described Ross Barkley as a “good prospect” for Chelsea after midfielder completed a move to the defending champions from Everton on Friday evening. The England international sealed a £15m transfer to Chelsea to become Antonio Conte’s first signing of the January transfer window...
Sport Review - Sat Jan 6 5:10 AM
Eden Hazard will have to decide between remaining at Chelsea for the rest of his career or pursuing an unlikely to move to Real Madrid, according to Belgian reporter Kristof Terreur. The Chelsea number 10 is rumoured to be in the early stages of negotiations with the defending Premier League cham...
Sport Review - Sat Jan 6 4:40 AM
Jamie Carragher believes that Chelsea could finish in second place in the Premier League table this season in Antonio Conte’s second campaign in charge. The Blues have been in decent form this season but Manchester City’s dominance at the top of the table has left them a staggering 16 points behi...
Sport Review - Sat Jan 6 12:30 AM
Thierry Henry has admitted that Alvaro Morata did not have a good game at all for Chelsea against Arsenal on Wednesday night. The Spanish striker had a number of chances to score for the west London side but failed to find the net during the thrilling London derby clash at The Emirates. Morata mi...
Sport Review - Sat Jan 6 12:00 AM
Thierry Henry has urged Chelsea to keep hold of Eden Hazard for as long as possible, but insisted that the Blues would be able to find a replacement for the Belgian should he leave the club. The 25-year-old playmaker has developed into one of the Premier League’s finest attacking talents since hi...
Sport Review - Fri Jan 5 11:30 PM
Thierry Henry lavished praise on Marcos Alonso following his brilliant goal for Chelsea in the 2-2 draw with Arsenal on Wednesday night. Alonso has developed into on of Chelsea’s most important players since his arrival at Stamford Bridge from Fiorentina back in the summer of 2016. The Spanish wi...
Sport Review - Fri Jan 5 5:30 PM
Ross Barkley has revealed his delight at completing his transfer to Chelsea from Everton on Friday afternoon. The midfielder has put pen to paper on a five and a half year contract with the west London club after leaving the Toffees to sign for Antonio Conte’s side. Barkley will wear the number e...
Sport Review - Fri Jan 5 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 Jan 5 10:00 AM
Thierry Henry believes Chelsea will finish in second place in the Premier League table unless Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba can produce something special in the second half of the season. The defending Premier League champions moved to within a point of second-placed Manchester United o...
Sport Review - Fri Jan 5 9:30 AM
Gary Neville singled out Alvaro Morata as the main reason why Chelsea didn’t beat Arsenal after Wednesday’s 2-2 draw at The Emirates. The Spanish striker was guilty of missing a number of clear-cut opportunities for the Blues as Chelsea had to settle for a point despite leading in stoppage time....
Sport Review - Fri Jan 5 9:15 AM
Jamie Carragher is backing Chelsea to pip Manchester United to a second-place finish in the Premier League table this season. The defending Premier League champions played out a 2-2 draw with top-six rivals Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night. The Blues equalised in the second half...
Sport Review - Fri Jan 5 8:15 AM
Thierry Henry believes Alvaro Morata is guilty of overthinking following the Chelsea striker’s wasteful performance in a 2-2 draw with Arsenal on Wednesday night. The Spain international failed to find the net during the four-goal thriller at the Emirates Stadium despite having three one-on-one s...
Sport Review - Fri Jan 5 7:45 AM
Cesc Fabregas has taken to social media to claim that Chelsea “should have won” their Premier League clash with Arsenal at The Emirates on Wednesday night. The Blues looked to be heading towards the victory late on at The Emirates after goals from Marcos Alonso and Eden Hazard put Chelsea 2-1 up...
Sport Review - Fri Jan 5 7:15 AM
Antonio Conte has told Alvaro Morata to stay “calm” and not worry too much about his stuttering form for Chelsea in front of goal in recent weeks. The Spanish striker drew another blank on Wednesday night as Chelsea played out a 2-2 draw with Arsenal at The Emirates in the Premier League. Morata...
Sport Review - Fri Jan 5 6:45 AM
Antonio Conte has admitted that Alvaro Morata is struggling for confidence after the striker missed a number of chances to score in Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Arsenal on Wednesday night. The Spanish striker had at least three clear-cut chances to net for Conte’s men at The Emirates but was guilty of...
Sport Review - Fri Jan 5 6:25 AM
Antonio Conte has admitted his delight about Marcos Alonso’s recent form for Chelsea after he scored in the Blues’ 2-2 draw at Arsenal in the Premier League on Wednesday night. Alonso has been in good form for the west London side this term and has been a regular fixture in the team, starting all...
Sport Review - Fri Jan 5 6:10 AM
Thierry Henry has praised the Arsenal players for the never-say-die attitude in big games against Chelsea, Liverpool FC, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur in recent months. The Gunners edged into a second-half lead on Wednesday night when Jack Wilshere surged into the penalty area and fired...
Sport Review - Fri Jan 5 6:00 AM
Jamie Carragher has admitted that Marcos Alonso has proven the Liverpool FC legend wrong at Chelsea following his incredible impact at Stamford Bridge. The defending Premier League champions signed the Spanish left-back in a £17m deal from Serie A giants Fiorentina in the 2016 summer transfer win...
Sport Review - Fri Jan 5 5:40 AM
Jamie Carragher is under no illusion that Manchester United star David De Gea is the best goalkeeper in the world. Belgian shot stopper Thibaut Courtois produced a brilliant performance at The Emirates on Wednesday night after Chelsea drew 2-2 with Arsenal. Courtois made four saves during the Pre...
Sport Review - Fri Jan 5 5:30 AM
Eden Hazard has hailed Petr Cech as a top goalkeeper after Chelsea drew 2-2 with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night. The Belgium international equalised from the penalty spot to cancel out Jack Wilshere’s second-half opener after Hazard was brought down inside the area. Chelsea wi...
Sport Review - Fri Jan 5 5:10 AM
Jamie Carragher has admitted that Antonio Conte would be a big loss to the Premier League if the Italian leaves Stamford Bridge at the end of the season. The Blues squandered a lead to draw 2-2 with top-six rivals Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night after Hector Bellerin’s added-ti...
Sport Review - Fri Jan 5 4:50 AM
Alvaro Morata has taken to social media to insist that he is ready to work harder than ever to get back into top form for Chelsea after he missed a number of chances in the Blues’ 2-2 draw with Arsenal on Wednesday night. The Spanish striker found himself through on goal on a number of … The po...
Sport Review - Fri Jan 5 12:45 AM
Thibaut Courtois has revealed that the Chelsea goalkeeper and Eden Hazard are egging each other on to sign new deals with the Premier League champions. The Blues are looking to tie down both Courtois and Hazard to new long-term contracts to ward off interest from La Liga giants Real Madrid. The P...
Sport Review - Fri Jan 5 12:00 AM
Gary Neville lavished praise on Mesut Ozil following his sparkling performance for Arsenal in the 2-2 draw with Chelsea on Wednesday night. The Germany playmaker was in superb form against the west London side and played the full 90 minutes as Arsenal came from behind to earn a point against thei...
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...