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Sport Review - Fri Mar 9 10:49 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 Mar 9 9:56 AM
Chelsea FC are leading the race to sign Felipe Anderson from Lazio this summer, according to reports in Italy. Italian newspaper Il Messaggero, as quoted by the Daily Mirror, is claiming that the 24-year-old attacking midfielder has emerged as a prime target for the west London club this summer....
Sport Review - Fri Mar 9 7:08 AM
Gianfranco Zola believes that Chelsea FC are capable of turning around their stuttering form and finishing in the top four this season. The Blues have been struggling to find consistent form in the top flight in recent weeks and their 1-0 loss to Manchester City at The Etihad last weekend was the...
Sport Review - Fri Mar 9 6:01 AM
Arsenal and Chelsea FC are both interested in signing Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly in the summer transfer window, according to a report in England. The Daily Mirror is reporting that Arsenal and Chelsea FC are two of the Premier League clubs interested in signing the Senegal international. T...
Sport Review - Fri Mar 9 5:05 AM
Nemanja Matic has called on his Manchester United team-mates to show their character when they take on Liverpool FC in the Premier League at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon. The Serbian midfielder ended up being the hero for Jose Mourinho’s men on Monday night when he scored the all-important...
Sport Review - Fri Mar 9 12:39 AM
Gianfranco Zola has admitted that Eden Hazard is his favourite Chelsea FC player to watch for the Blues. The Belgian playmaker is widely regarded as one of the Premier League’s finest attacking talents and he has earned plenty of new admirers since his move to Chelsea FC from French side Lille ba...
Sport Review - Fri Mar 9 12:12 AM
Gianfranco Zola is convinced that Chelsea FC have what it takes to beat FC Barcelona and book their place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. The Blues head to Camp Nou on Wednesday 14 March for the return leg of their crunch Champions League last 16 clash after the two sides played ou...
Sport Review - Thu Mar 8 10:31 AM
Ian Wright has sympathised with Eden Hazard after Antonio Conte substituted the Chelsea FC star for the second successive week. The Belgium international struggled to have an impact in a lone strike role during a 1-0 loss to Manchester City at The Etihad last weekend. Bernardo Silva scored a firs...
Sport Review - Thu Mar 8 7:54 AM
Ruud Gullit believes that the uncertainty surrounding Antonio Conte’s future at Chelsea FC is not helping the Blues. The Italian manager has found himself under increasing amounts of pressure at Stamford Bridge in recent days after the west London side slumped to their fourth defeat in five Premi...
Sport Review - Thu Mar 8 6:36 AM
Ruud Gullit has warned Chelsea FC that they will have to step their game up – and fast – ahead of their Champions League showdown with FC Barcelona later this month. The Blues have been in poor form in recent weeks and they slumped to their fourth defeat in five Premier League games on Sunday … ...
Sport Review - Thu Mar 8 6:36 AM
Scott McTominay deserves to keep his place in the Manchester United team after the midfielder marked Eden Hazard out of the game at Old Trafford last month, Gary Pallister has told Jose Mourinho. The Red Devils midfielder has seized his chance to shine in the Manchester United team over the past...
Sport Review - Thu Mar 8 5:06 AM
Marcos Alonso has given a glowing endorsement of former FC Barcelona boss Luis Enrique as he continues to be touted as a possible managerial target for Chelsea FC. Antonio Conte has found himself under serious pressure at Stamford Bridge in recent weeks after his side’s poor run of form in the Pr...
Sport Review - Thu Mar 8 12:34 AM
Marcos Alonso has admitted that Chelsea FC have an “attitude problem” as they look to try and salvage their season. The Blues slumped to yet another disappointing defeat in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon when they were beaten 1-0 by Manchester City at The Etihad. That loss was Chelsea FC’...
Sport Review - Thu Mar 8 12:11 AM
Tiemoue Bakayoko has taken to social media to poke fun at Antonio Rudiger as Chelsea FC look to try and get their season back on track this weekend. The Blues slumped to a disappointing 1-0 loss to Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon as they suffered yet another blow to thei...
Sport Review - Wed Mar 7 11:51 PM
Alvaro Morata celebrated his wife Alice Campello’s birthday this week as the Chelsea FC star looked to enjoy some downtime away from football. The Spanish striker came off the bench but was unable to prevent Chelsea FC from slipping to a disappointing 1-0 loss to Manchester City in the Premier Le...
Sport Review - Wed Mar 7 9:56 AM
Gary Neville has warned Chelsea FC that they will need to step their game up and fast ahead of their clash with Crystal Palace this weekend. The Blues have come in for significant criticism after their disappointing 1-0 loss to Manchester City in the Premier League at The Etihad on Sunday afterno...
Sport Review - Wed Mar 7 8:14 AM
Gary Neville believes Antonio Conte will be axed if Chelsea FC crash out of the Champions League this month. The Blues have endured a difficult start to the new year following a disappointing run o four victories in 15 games in all competitions in 2018 so far. The defending Premier League champio...
Sport Review - Wed Mar 7 6:46 AM
Eden Hazard wants to move to Real Madrid and will delay signing a new contract with Chelsea FC in the hope that the Spanish club will bid for him, according to reports in the British media. The Daily Mail is claiming that the Belgian playmaker has his heart set on a move to the Bernabeu … The p...
Sport Review - Wed Mar 7 6:46 AM
Ramires has admitted that he would love to re-sign for Chelsea FC, two years after leaving the west London side to move to China. The 30-year-old left Stamford Bridge to sign for Chinese side Jiangsu Suningon in January 2016 despite being in the prime of his career aged 28 at the time. Ramires en...
Sport Review - Wed Mar 7 6:21 AM
Jamie Carragher has admitted that he was stunned by Chelsea FC’s lack of ambition in Sunday’s 1-0 loss at Manchester City. The defending Premier League champions made the trip to Pep Guardiola’s side looking to record just their fifth win of 2018 so far. However, Chelsea FC produced a negative pe...
Sport Review - Wed Mar 7 6:06 AM
Jose Mourinho has reiterated that Chelsea FC remain a good team despite their recent slump in the Premier League. The west London side are facing a tough battle to break into the Premier League’s top four this season following successive top-flight losses at Manchester City and Manchester United....
Sport Review - Wed Mar 7 5:42 AM
Gary Neville has defended his criticism of Chelsea FC’s “unacceptable” performance in Sunday’s 1-0 loss to Manchester City. The defending Premier League champions made the trip to the Etihad Stadium fresh from a 2-1 defeat at Manchester United. Chelsea FC were looking to end a two-game winless ru...
Sport Review - Wed Mar 7 5:27 AM
Ian Wright doesn’t believe Antonio Conte will be bothered about criticism of his decision to take off Eden Hazard in Chelsea FC’s 1-0 loss to Manchester City last weekend. The Blues boss opted to replace Hazard in the 72nd minute of Chelsea FC’s 2-1 loss at Manchester United minutes before Jesse...
Sport Review - Wed Mar 7 4:56 AM
Gary Neville has admitted that he was left “disgusted” by Chelsea FC’s performance in their 1-0 loss to Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday. The west London side were widely criticised for their disappointing defensive display at The Etihad as the Blues suffered another disappointing...
Sport Review - Wed Mar 7 4:43 AM
Gary Neville has admitted that Eden Hazard looked “helpless” during Chelsea FC’s 1-0 loss to Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday. The 27-year-old cut a stranded figure as he was deployed up front by Antonio Conte alone but struggled to make an impact on the game due to a lack of servi...
Sport Review - Wed Mar 7 12:31 AM
Jamie Carragher has claimed that Eden Hazard will be seriously considering his future at Chelsea FC after the defeat by Manchester City at the weekend. Chelsea FC were widely criticised for their defensive display at The Etihad as they slumped to a disappointing 1-0 loss to Pep Guardiola’s men to...
Sport Review - Tue Mar 6 9:14 AM
Jamie Redknapp has urged Antonio Conte to go out “swinging punches like a champion” if the Chelsea FC manager is to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season. The Italian coach is facing intense speculation surrounding his future at the west London club following a difficult second season at...
Sport Review - Tue Mar 6 9:14 AM
Gary Pallister is hoping that Real Madrid will sign Thibaut Courtois ahead of David De Gea in the summer. The Manchester United goalkeeper has established himself as one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League over the past three or four seasons. However, De Gea’s performances have inevitab...
Sport Review - Tue Mar 6 7:13 AM
Danny Drinkwater admits that he and his Chelsea FC team-mates need to step their games up in the coming days after the disappointment of their 1-0 loss to Manchester City on Sunday. The Blues slumped to a disappointing and demoralising 1-0 loss to Pep Guardiola’s men at The Etihad on Sunday after...
Sport Review - Tue Mar 6 6:54 AM
Antonio Conte singled out both Willian and Pedro Rodriguez for special praise for their performances in Chelsea FC’s 1-0 loss to Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday. The Italian manager watched his side slump to another disappointing defeat in the Premier League to further dent their...
Sport Review - Tue Mar 6 6:27 AM
Eden Hazard has hinted that Antonio Conte got his tactics wrong in Chelsea FC’s 1-0 loss at Manchester City on Sunday. The Blues made the long trip to Manchester in search of their first victory in three attempts following a stalemate with Barcelona and a loss at Manchester United. The defending...
Sport Review - Tue Mar 6 6:04 AM
Antonio Conte has admitted that Chelsea FC really missed N’Golo Kante in Sunday’s 1-0 loss at Manchester City. The defending Premier League champions were without the France international for the trip to the Premier League leaders on Sunday. Kante was too ill to feature for the Blues at the Etiha...
Sport Review - Tue Mar 6 5:39 AM
Jamie Redknapp admits it is sad to see Antonio Conte’s slump at Chelsea FC. The Blues manager is coming under pressure at Stamford Bridge following a disappointing start to 2018 under the Italian coach. Chelsea FC lost 1-0 to Premier League leaders Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium at the wee...
Sport Review - Tue Mar 6 4:42 AM
Cesar Azpilicueta has taken to social media to issue a rallying cry after Chelsea FC’s top-four hopes suffered another blow with their 1-0 loss to Manchester City on Sunday. Bernardo Silva scored the only goal of the game early in the second half at The Etihad as the Blues slumped to their fourth...
Sport Review - Tue Mar 6 12:22 AM
Alvaro Morata has taken to social media to issue a Chelsea FC rallying cry after the Blues slumped to a 1-0 loss to Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday. Antonio Conte’s men set up largely to try and contain the Citizens at The Etihad and after a goalless first half, Bernardo Silva sco...
Sport Review - Mon Mar 5 11:49 PM
Antonio Conte has admitted that he probably should have substituted Eden Hazard earlier during Chelsea FC’s 1-0 loss to Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday. The Belgian attacker was largely isolated up front as he started alongside Willian and Pedro Rodriguez as the west London side s...
Sport Review - Mon Mar 5 10:08 PM
Gary Lineker lavished praise on Nemanja Matic after the summer signing’s sensational winner in Manchester United’s 3-2 win at Crystal Palace on Monday night. The Red Devils made a disappointing start to the Premier League clash after Andros Townsend broke the deadlock with a deflected strike in t...
Sport Review - Mon Mar 5 11:03 AM
Gary Neville was not at all impressed by Chelsea FC’s performance as they slumped to a disappointing 1-0 loss to Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon. The Blues were thoroughly out-played by Pep Guardiola’s men at The Etihad as they struggled to get into the game. After a goa...
Sport Review - Mon Mar 5 10:09 AM
Pat Nevin believes Manchester United’s power was the difference in last weekend’s 2-1 loss to Chelsea FC. The Red Devils secured a vital win in the top-four race on Sunday afternoon following a narrow win against the Blues. Matic managed to marshal Eden Hazard throughout the Premier League clash...
Sport Review - Mon Mar 5 10:09 AM
Eden Hazard has insisted that he is confident that Chelsea FC will still be able to finish in the Premier League’s top four this season. It has been something of a difficult campaign under Antonio Conte last term after the west London side won the Premier League title under the Italian in his fir...
Sport Review - Mon Mar 5 9:06 AM
Jamie Carragher believes Chelsea FC’s coming games will dictate where the defending champions finish in the top-four race. The defending Premier League champions lost 2-1 to Manchester United at Old Trafford in the English top flight on Sunday. Chelsea FC missed out on the chance to draw level wi...
Sport Review - Mon Mar 5 8:53 AM
Pat Nevin has lavished praise on Nemanja Matic for his outstanding performance in Manchester United’s 2-1 win over Chelsea FC last weekend. The Serbia international completed a £40m move to Manchester United from defending Premier League champions Chelsea last summer. Matic was part of the Chelse...
Sport Review - Mon Mar 5 8:04 AM
Willian has insisted that it is his “goal” to stay at Chelsea FC for the long term. The Brazilian attacker has been in fine form for the west London side this season whenever called upon by Antonio Conte, although he has been made to wait for a regular place in the team. Willian has scored … Th...
Sport Review - Mon Mar 5 7:32 AM
Andriy Shevchenko has insisted that Chelsea FC still have a chance of reaching the quarter-finals of the Champions League at the expense of FC Barcelona. The Blues are aiming to knock out the Spanish giants and book their place in the last eight of Europe’s elite club competition as they bid to t...
Sport Review - Mon Mar 5 6:47 AM
Andriy Shevchenko has called on Alvaro Morata to step his game up at Chelsea FC after his recent dip in form for the west London club. The Spanish striker has been getting used to life at Stamford Bridge since signing for the Blues from Real Madrid in the summer transfer window last year. The 25-...
Sport Review - Mon Mar 5 5:49 AM
Willian is capable of replacing Eden Hazard if the Chelsea FC no10 leaves this summer, Pat Nevin has claimed. The Brazil international has enjoyed a brilliant week in the Chelsea FC team even if the results weren’t positive. Willian hit the woodwork twice in the first half before he scored the op...
Sport Review - Mon Mar 5 5:49 AM
Jamie Carragher believes Romelu Lukaku’s performance in Manchester United’s 2-1 win over Chelsea FC could prove a turning point in his season. The Belgium international has been criticised for his poor performances against the club’s biggest rivals in the 2017-18 season so far. The 24-year-old fa...
Sport Review - Mon Mar 5 4:57 AM
Eden Hazard has picked Mohamed Salah, Harry Kane and Kevin De Bruyne as the Premier League’s best players this season. Salah has been in sensational form for Liverpool FC since signing for the Reds from AS Roma in the summer transfer window last year. Kane has also been one of the Premier League’...
Sport Review - Mon Mar 5 12:30 AM
Antonio Conte has warned his Chelsea FC players that finishing in the top four this season will be no easy feat. The west London side are currently in fifth place in the Premier League table as Conte looks to try and steer the Blues back into the Champions League spots before the season is out. ...
Sport Review - Mon Mar 5 12:07 AM
Antonio Conte has admitted that he has been impressed by Ross Barkley’s attitude and determination since signing for Chelsea FC in the January transfer window. The midfielder has been getting used to life at Stamford Bridge after joining the Blues from Everton at the turn of the year, but he has...
Sport Review - Sun Mar 4 6:19 PM
Gary Neville blasted Chelsea FC for a “woeful” performance as the Blues slumped to a disappointing 1-0 loss to Manchester City in the Premier League at The Etihad on Sunday afternoon. The Blues set up with a defensive formation at The Etihad but they struggled to gain any sort of foothold in the...
Sport Review - Sun Mar 4 6:19 PM
Jamie Redknapp admitted that Eden Hazard cut a glum figure throughout Chelsea FC’s 1-0 loss to Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon. The Blues set up with a very defensive formation and struggled to click into gear against the Premier League leaders at The Emirates. After a g...
Sport Review - Sun Mar 4 9:48 AM
Chelsea FC will make a move to sign Arturo Vidal from Bayern Munich in the summer transfer window, according to reports in Italy. Italian outlet Tuttomercatoweb, as quoted by the Daily Mirror, is reporting that the Blues are ready to make a move to sign the 30-year-old Chile star ahead of next se...
Sport Review - Sun Mar 4 9:29 AM
Ian Wright has warned Chelsea FC that Alvaro Morata still isn’t up to the required standard. The Spain international moved to Chelsea FC from La Liga giants Real Madrid in the 2017 summer transfer window. The 24-year-old striker scored eight times in his opening seven games to hit the ground runn...
Sport Review - Sun Mar 4 8:09 AM
Antonio Conte has warned Alvaro Morata that he will have to step his game up in the coming weeks for Chelsea FC. The Spanish striker has been working his way back towards full fitness for Conte’s side after having recently struggled with a back injury for the west London club. Morata made his fir...
Sport Review - Sun Mar 4 7:00 AM
Victor Moses has told Manchester City that Chelsea FC are ready to prove their critics wrong by beating the Citizens in Sunday’s Premier League showdown. The west London side head into the game looking to return to winning ways in the Premier League after the disappointment of their 2-1 loss to M...
Sport Review - Sun Mar 4 6:31 AM
Paul Merson is confident Manchester City will ease to a resounding 3-1 win against Chelsea FC at The Etihad on Sunday afternoon. The Citizens have enjoyed a fruitful week after Manchester City won their first piece of silverware under Pep Guardiola. The Premier League leaders eased to a 3-0 victo...
Sport Review - Sun Mar 4 5:58 AM
Eden Hazard turned to snowballs for target practice at Cobham training ground ahead of Chelsea FC’s trip to Manchester City on Sunday. The defending Premier League champions will make the long trip to Manchester for the second time over the past week. Chelsea FC lost 2-1 to second-placed Manchest...
Sport Review - Sun Mar 4 5:20 AM
Martin Keown believes Romelu Lukaku will be thrilled with his goal in a 2-1 win against Chelsea last weekend. The Belgium international cancelled out Willian’s opener at Old Trafford to score his first goal against a top-six team for Manchester United. Lukaku went on to produce a brilliant moment...
Sport Review - Sun Mar 4 4:53 AM
Antonio Conte has confirmed that Ross Barkley is back available for selection again after having struggled with an injury at Chelsea FC in recent weeks. The midfielder has been settling into life at Stamford Bridge since his January move to the west London club from Everton. Barkley has not featu...
Sport Review - Sun Mar 4 12:47 AM
Victor Moses has reminded his Chelsea FC team-mates how important it is for them to finish in the Premier League’s top four this season. The Blues have been in stuttering form in recent weeks and their disappointing defeat by Manchester United last weekend caused them to drop out of the top four...
Sport Review - Sat Mar 3 9:08 AM
Steve Nicol is tipping Willian to leave Chelsea FC in the summer but has ruled out the Brazil international joining Manchester United. The South American playmaker has enjoyed a good week in the Blues team following his recent resurgence at Stamford Bridge. Willian hit the woodwork twice before h...
Sport Review - Sat Mar 3 8:20 AM
Antonio Conte has admitted that Chelsea FC are facing a difficult challenge to finish in the Premier League’s top four this term. The Blues lost 2-1 to Manchester United in the Premier League last weekend to miss out on the chance to draw level on points with the second-placed team. Indeed, Chels...
Sport Review - Sat Mar 3 8:02 AM
Antonio Rudiger has revealed that Danny Drinkwater is usually the first Chelsea FC to report for training every day at Cobham. The England midfielder has been settling into life at Stamford Bridge since signing for the Blues from Leicester City towards the end of the summer transfer window last y...
Sport Review - Sat Mar 3 7:15 AM
Chelsea FC have put contract talks with Thibaut Courtois on hold until the summer, according to reports in the British media. The Sun is reporting that the west London side have decided to hold off discussions with the shot-stopper about a new contract until the end of the season. Courtois’ curre...
Sport Review - Sat Mar 3 6:46 AM
Thibaut Courtois’ father has met with officials from Paris Saint-Germain as the speculation about the Chelsea FC goalkeeper’s future continues, according to reports in France. Belgian TV station RTBF, as quoted by the Evening Standard, is reporting that Thierry Courtois met with representative fr...
Sport Review - Sat Mar 3 6:27 AM
Antonio Conte has warned Chelsea FC will face a “quality” Manchester City side at The Etihad on Sunday. The defending Premier League champions will make the daunting trip to the runaway leaders this weekend looking to breathe life into their top-four challenge. The Blues suffered a 2-1 loss to Ma...
Sport Review - Sat Mar 3 6:10 AM
Paul Ince is backing Chelsea FC to lose 2-1 to Premier League leaders Manchester City at The Etihad on Sunday afternoon. The Blues lost 2-1 to Manchester United at Old Trafford last weekend after Paul Pogba cancelled out Willian’s opener before Jesse Lingard’s second-half winner. The defending ch...
Sport Review - Sat Mar 3 5:18 AM
Marco Asensio has stated his desire to join Chelsea FC – as long as Zinedine Zindane remains in charge of the Spanish side, according to reports in Spain. Spanish outlet Diario Gol, as quoted by the Daily Express, is reporting that the Spaniard is not happy about his lack of first-team action und...
Sport Review - Sat Mar 3 12:41 AM
Mark Lawrenson is backing Manchester City to take another big step towards winning the Premier League title this season by claiming a 2-0 victory over Chelsea FC on Sunday afternoon. The Citizens continued their march towards their first Premier League title under Pep Guadiola by beating Arsenal...