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The Sun - Sat Sep 16 10:36 PM
DIDIER DROGBA used to bully Arsenal with his sheer physicality. And now Chelsea will unleash a new powerhouse on the Gunners on Sunday in Tiemoue Bakayoko. The French midfielder says Drogba, who tormented Arsenal with 13 goals in 15 appearances, was the inspiration behind his £40million move to S...
The Sun - Sat Sep 16 10:30 PM
BIZARRELY for champions, the vibe coming out of Chelsea over the summer and in the early part of the season was not great. They missed out on transfer targets, Antonio Conte didn’t seem to be very happy, they sold Nemanja Matic to Manchester United . . . And then they had two men sent off as they...
The Sun - Sat Sep 16 12:18 PM
EDEN HAZARD has been urged to join Paris Saint-Germain by his Belgium national teammate Thomas Meunier. Chelsea talisman Hazard is a longtime target for the French giants. The midfielder first made his name in Ligue 1 with Lille before a £32million move to Stamford Bridge in 2012. Right-back Meun...
The Sun - Sat Sep 16 9:42 AM
ALVARO MORATA was rumoured to be destined for Manchester United this summer, to be reunited with Jose Mourinho, but he made it clear he would only leave Real Madrid for Chelsea. At the start of the summer Chelsea were not on Morata‘s radar, he believed they were in the market for a different stri...
The Sun - Sat Sep 16 7:49 AM
ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI is “obsessed” with Real Madrid and they are “the only club he wants to play for”, according to reports in Spain. The Pole is on a collision course with the Bayern Munich hierarchy, having slammed their transfer policy. Furious former captain Steffen Effenberg even called on the...
The Sun - Fri Sep 15 8:59 PM
CHELSEA host Arsenal tomorrow, pitting the wits of two very different managers against each other. Chelsea’s Antonio Conte is a stickler for a plan, for organisation, for rigid structure. Everyone knows their role. They are drilled, drilled and drilled again. I bet it can almost become boring...
The Sun - Fri Sep 15 6:05 PM
THE FA have found no evidence of any wrongdoing by Brad Collins following allegations of spitting at the end of the 1-0 defeat at Lincoln. The cold and stormy conditions during the game transferred to the players at the end of the League 2 clash as tempers erupted and an on-pitch brawl broke out....
The Sun - Fri Sep 15 4:06 PM
CHELSEA boss Antonio Conte has said the show must go on after the terror attack at Parsons Green tube station on Friday. In the early hours of the morning, a blast went off on the District Line of the Underground, injuring dozens of people. There were reports of commuters being burned so badly th...
The Sun - Fri Sep 15 11:43 AM
ARSENE WENGER’S enigmatic Arsenal visit Stamford Bridge this Sunday afternoon looking to take on a revitalised Chelsea who, despite the opening season defeat, seem to have already set their steamroller in motion. Like a boxer who needs to take a few choice shots to the face to wake up, before tur...
The Sun - Thu Sep 14 8:55 PM
ARSENAL will reportedly launch a January bid for Juventus star and former Chelsea flop Juan Cuadrado. Italian news outlet TMW claims the Gunners are targeting him after giving up on signing Monaco ace Thomas Lemar. Cuadrado failed to impress during an ill-fated six-month spell at Stamford Bridge...
The Sun - Thu Sep 14 7:00 PM
THE Champions League is back, and the first week of games kicked off with bang. 54 goals were scored over 16 games, with only Roma and Atletico Madrid letting the side down with a goalless draw. For some teams, this was a chance to lay down markers, show their intentions to win the whole competit...
The Sun - Thu Sep 14 5:01 PM
FERNANDO LLORENTE hailed Mauricio Pochettino as the reason he joined Tottenham. The Spanish hitman was courted by Chelsea boss Antonio Conte for over six months before he chose to leave Swansea for Spurs. READ PAUL JIGGINS ON WHY LLORENTE COULD BE SIGNING OF THE SUMMER But Llorente, 32, made a £1...
The Sun - Thu Sep 14 4:51 PM
ZINEDINE ZIDANE is already lining up moves to bring Eden Hazard and David de Gea to Real Madrid next summer, according to reports. The La Liga side failed in their quest to lure the duo away from the Premier League in the recent transfer window, but won’t give up on acquiring their services. Acco...
The Sun - Thu Sep 14 2:48 PM
FOLLOWING the return of the Champions League the best English clubs return to Premier League action this weekend. Look below to see the best odds and tips for the televised games! What are the best odds and tips for Crystal Palace vs Southampton? Check back for a full betting preview on Friday....
The Sun - Thu Sep 14 1:31 PM
CHELSEA have had the upper hand over Arsenal in this fixture as the two London giants are set to lock horns at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. The Gunners have not won away against Chelsea since 2011, when Robin van Persie’s hat-trick inspired them to a 5-3 win. What are the best odds and tips for Tot...
The Sun - Thu Sep 14 1:08 PM
ROY KEANE has launched a scathing attack on Diego Costa and claimed Chelsea are better off without him. Costa is an outcast at Stamford Bridge after manager Antonio Conte decided he could no longer be trusted to be part of his first team plans. And former Manchester United star Keane is in no dou...
The Sun - Thu Sep 14 12:46 PM
ATLETICO MADRID have made a £54million bid for Diego Costa. According to Marca, the La Liga club, who have a transfer ban until January, want to re-unite the wantaway Chelsea ace with manager Diego Simeone. More to follow…
The Sun - Thu Sep 14 11:54 AM
FORMER Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti will look to return to the Premier League if Bayern Munich trigger a break clause in his three-year deal next summer, according to reports. The Italian succeeded Pep Guardiola at the Bavarians last year and guided the club to a fifth successive Bundesliga title...
The Sun - Thu Sep 14 11:24 AM
CHELSEA will be looking for a fourth straight win as they take on Arsenal in a derby they’ve dominated over the years. Arsenal go to Stamford Bridge having not won there since a Robin van Persie hat-trick inspired them to a 5-3 win in 2011. When is Chelsea vs Arsenal? The Blues take on The …
The Sun - Wed Sep 13 11:32 PM
CHELSEA ace Michy Batshuayi started a war of words with FIFA 18 over his new rating. The Belgian international has been forced to pay the price for sitting on the bench at the Blues after seeing his overall rating drop since last year. PLEASE EXPLAIN @EASPORTSFIFA 🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/1niLyAqger —...
The Sun - Wed Sep 13 5:59 PM
CHELSEA are reportedly confident that Eden Hazard will sign a new contract in the coming weeks. TMW claims the Belgian superstar is on the verge of extending his Stamford Bridge stay to 2021. Hazard’s current deal runs until 2020 and sees him pocket a whopping £200, 000-a-week. But Chelsea’s key...
The Sun - Wed Sep 13 5:32 PM
N’GOLO KANTE is dreaming of an even better partnership with Danny Drinkwater at Chelsea than the duo’s tittle-winning heroics at Leicester. Frenchman Kante followed up the Foxes’ 5000-1 Premier League crown two seasons ago with Chelsea’s title joy last term. And he is delighted fellow midfielder...
The Sun - Wed Sep 13 4:40 PM
ATLETICO MADRID are closing in on the signing of Chelsea outcast Diego Costa, according to reports. The Spaniard finally looks set to get him dream move having spent the summer and start of the campaign AWOL in Brazil. According to Sky Sports, Diego Simeone’s side have “made a breakthrough in neg...
The Sun - Wed Sep 13 3:47 PM
NORWICH defender Sean Raggett has incredibly claimed he was spat at by Chelsea goalkeeper Bradley Collins on Tuesday. Raggett, on loan at Lincoln, reveals the Forest Green Rovers loanee spat at him during the League Two clash, which sparked a mass brawl. The Canaries defender took to Twitter to p...
The Sun - Wed Sep 13 3:13 PM
DIEGO COSTA could play in Saudi Arabia once he completes his £53million move to Atletico Madrid. The controversial forward is back in the Spanish capital, where he watched on TV as his former side draw 0-0 away to Roma. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: BET £5 GET A FREE £10 BET /boxout But the Daily Mail are re...
The Sun - Wed Sep 13 1:39 PM
CHELSEA are ready to go head-t0-head with Barcelona for Bayer Leverkusen wonderkid Atakan Akkaynak, according to reports. The Express are claiming that the Blues have sent scouts to watch the young German in action and could make a bid for him in January. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: BET £5 GET A FREE £10 BE...
The Sun - Wed Sep 13 1:00 PM
CHELSEA legend Marcel Desailly sang You’ll Never Walk Alone with Celtic fans – just hours after recalling Marseille’s controversial Euro triumph over Rangers. Desailly – covering the Hoops’ Champions League clash with PSG for BeIN Sports – was at the heart of the Marseille squad who edged out Wal...
The Sun - Wed Sep 13 11:43 AM
DIEGO COSTA could reportedly be heading to Saudi Arabia when he completes his £53million move to Atletico Madrid. The controversial striker is back in the Spanish capital and watched his former club in the Champions League last night as a return edged closer. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: BET £5 GET A FREE £1...
The Sun - Wed Sep 13 10:20 AM
FRANK LAMPARD believes Eden Hazard can scale the same heights as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Chelsea hit Qarabag for six as they enjoyed an easy night on their Champions League return. Hazard came on for the last half hour to help Blues net their final three goals. And Lampard reckons tha...
The Sun - Tue Sep 12 10:30 PM
PEP GUARDIOLA is praying Ederson does not suffer any mental scars after his horror clash with Sadio Mane. The Manchester City keeper’s face needed eight stitches and was also badly bruised following a boot in the face from the Liverpool forward. Yet Ederson trained yesterday wearing a skull cap —...
The Sun - Tue Sep 12 10:00 PM
WE’VE teamed up with Carabao, Chelsea’s official training wear partner and sponsors of the Carabao Cup. And we’re offering a one lucky reader a pair of tickets for the Blues’ Carabao Cup game with Nottingham Forest on September 20. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning and watching...
The Sun - Tue Sep 12 9:36 PM
DAVIDE ZAPPACOSTA scored on his Chelsea debut – while Tiemoue Bakayoko came off the bench to open his account in an easy win at Stamford Bridge against Azerbaijan minnows Qarabag. It was the first game back in the Champions League for the Blues after a season out of Europe and they were barely te...
The Sun - Tue Sep 12 9:11 PM
DAVIDE ZAPPACOSTA’S full debut got off a dream start with an unbelievable solo run and strike. The defender picked up the ball in his own half and sprinted past two players down the right touchline. "Never mind Diego Costa, how about Davide Zappacosta!?!" The Chelsea full-back marks his debut wit...
The Sun - Tue Sep 12 5:42 PM
CHELSEA will travel to Azerbaijan for the first time when they take on Qarabag in the Champions League. The Blues’ fifth group match will be without doubt their longest away trip, as they take on Atletico Madrid and Roma in their other matches. Here is all you need to know to travel to Qarabag vs...
The Sun - Tue Sep 12 4:51 PM
ARSENAL fans were furious after Michael Oliver was appointed for their trip to Chelsea. Arsene Wenger‘s side travel to Stamford Bridge at Sunday lunchtime and will have to deal with a man who’ll be subjected to the usual “12th man” jibes. Social media was awash with vitriol from some, with other...
The Sun - Tue Sep 12 4:30 PM
ROMA take on Atletico Madrid in a match that could go a long way to deciding who qualifies from Group C. The Serie A runners-up know they need to get off to a good start to pile the pressure on last season’s semi-finalists Atletico, and Premier League champions Chelsea. Roma and Atlético Madrid’s...
The Sun - Tue Sep 12 4:01 PM
CHELSEA outcast Diego Costa is on his way back to Europe. However his destination is not London – the striker is heading to Spain to force through a return to Atletico Madrid, according to reports. Journalist Gianluca Di Marzio reports the wantaway striker boarded a private jet to Madrid in the h...
The Sun - Tue Sep 12 3:43 PM
THE Champions League features the return of Manchester United and Chelsea tonight, but the game of the round is without a doubt Barcelona hosting Juventus. It’s a match-up worthy of the final, as it was in 2015, rather than an opening group game. Top of La Liga plays top of Serie A. Both teams ha...
The Sun - Tue Sep 12 3:06 PM
FRANK LAMPARD says Alvaro Moratta will only get better for Chelsea now he is playing in the Champions League. Blues legend Lampard has been impressed by the impact the Spanish striker has made since his club record move from Real Madrid. Morata has shrugged off the pressure of his £58million pric...
The Sun - Tue Sep 12 2:56 PM
THE Champions League is finally back, as the group stages get underway tonight. Six British sides will begin their campaign, with Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham and Celtic all in action. That already looks a good omen, as the last time there were six ho...
The Sun - Tue Sep 12 2:52 PM
ROMAN ABRAMOVICH is £186 million lighter but still you get the sense Antonio Conte wanted to spend more. Tonight we will get to see whether Chelsea’s demanding manager has a legitimate case for raiding his boss’ wallet even more despite the massive transfer splurge in the summer. Six big name pla...
The Sun - Tue Sep 12 1:08 PM
ANTONIO RUDIGER had N’Golo Kante in stitches at his Chelsea initiation. The German defender would certainly have pocketed a few quid after making a £34million move from Roma. And he rapped about being a “young money millionaire” ahead of Blues’ Champions League clash with Qarabag tonight. Rudiger...
The Sun - Tue Sep 12 12:33 PM
EARLIER this week, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was revealed to be a huge Manchester United fan. A close friend of the nuclear tyrant revealed to SunSport how he loves the beautiful game and never misses a major football tournament. Italian senator Antonio Razzi confirmed the crackpot dictator...
The Sun - Tue Sep 12 12:23 PM
SO here it is then, Chelsea finally make their return to the glitz and glamour of the Champions League. The yearlong absence more than helped us in our march to the Premier League last season. Our first opponents represent none of the glitz or glamour normally associated with the competition, hai...
The Sun - Tue Sep 12 11:46 AM
ANTONIO CONTE’S next challenge as Chelsea boss is the Champions League as he is set for his game in charge of the Blues in Europe. The Blues welcome Qarabag to Stamford Bridge as the Premier League champions will look to get off to a good start in the group stages. FACT ME This is the …
The Sun - Tue Sep 12 11:03 AM
IN the space of a year, the most expensive fee for a footballer has shot up from £89million to £198million after Neymar’s transfer from Paris Saint-Germain. That fee has meant fees for players are higher than ever, and it surely won’t be long before the Premier League sees its first £100million p...
The Sun - Tue Sep 12 10:25 AM
CHELSEA legend Didier Drogba insists Serge Aurier has joined the wrong Premier League side. Aurier signed for Tottenham for £23million on Deadline Day, after three years with Paris Saint-Germain. The Ivory Coast right-back was linked with moves to Manchester United and Drogba’s beloved Chelsea. A...
The Sun - Tue Sep 12 10:16 AM
DIEGO COSTA could finally end his Chelsea nightmare and seal his return to Atletico Madrid TODAY, according to reports. The Spanish international has been frozen out by Blues boss Antonio Conte since the end of last season and has been in his native Brazil ever since. Marca are now reporting that...
The Sun - Tue Sep 12 9:04 AM
CHELSEA, Manchester City and Tottenham have launched new third kits – all with a camouflage design. The Premier League duo have revealed their brand new designs in a joint unveiling of a new range from kit manufacturers Nike. Chelsea’s effort is different shades of grey, while Tottenham will we...
The Sun - Tue Sep 12 7:32 AM
ANTONIO CONTE will manage his first game in Europe for Chelsea. The Blues did not have European football last season and took advantage of the extra rest to storm to the Premier League title. But Chelsea will have no such luxury this season and face Azebaijani champions Qarabag – who are making t...
The Sun - Mon Sep 11 7:44 PM
CHELSEA face a first ever trip to Azerbaijan as they return to the Champions League after a year-long absence. With Atletico Madrid and Roma also drawn in the group, it is fair to say Azeri champions Qarabag are by far the least known of the Blues’ opponents. Here is all you need to know to …
The Sun - Mon Sep 11 4:20 PM
CHELSEA are set to escape FA punishment for an anti-Semitic chant sung by Blues fans regarding Alvaro Morata. A handful of the Blues’ 3, 000 travelling supporters took part in a song that was abusive towards Jews during the club’s 2-1 win over Leicester on Saturday. The chant – which used new-sig...
The Sun - Mon Sep 11 3:07 PM
BENJAMIN MENDY would have rejected a move to Chelsea because he was so determined to join Manchester City. Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev has revealed the conversations he had with the French international before his £49.3million switch to the Etihad. And Vasilyev explained how there was on...
The Sun - Mon Sep 11 2:47 PM
CHELSEA looked chipper as they prepared for a return to Champions League action. Eden Hazard and Co were enjoying themselves as they stepped onto Blues’ Cobham training pitches on Monday. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: BET £5, GET A FREE £10 BET Antonio Conte will expect them to cruise to victory when they fac...
The Sun - Mon Sep 11 2:23 PM
ANTONIO CONTE is remaining patient and will name Eden Hazard on the bench for the Champions League clash with Qarabag – but Danny Drinkwater is set to miss out. The Belgian international has spent several months on the sidelines after breaking his ankle at the end of last season. He finally made...
The Sun - Mon Sep 11 2:13 PM
WEST HAM missed out on a deadline day deal for former Chelsea star Andre Schurrle. Sources in Germany have told SunSport the attacker was keen on a return to the Premier League after two years in the Bundesliga with Wolfsburg and Borussia Dortmund. A loan deal with an obligation to buy the German...
The Sun - Mon Sep 11 2:01 PM
AN ARGENTINIAN defender produced a hilarious John Terry-esque floor-bound header while in action for River Plate against Banfield. Enzo Perez had opponent Pablo Mouche running at him, and had slipped on the wet surface. At the same moment, the Banfield man had been guilty of a slightly heavy touc...
The Sun - Mon Sep 11 12:28 PM
CESC FABREGAS celebrated Chelsea’s victory against Leicester by hitting the town with girlfriend Daniella Semaan. The Spaniard — who was on the pitch for 80 minutes of the 2-1 win at the King Power Stadium — was pictured by Semaan in a £640 Gucci jumper on the night out. But Fabregas will be back...
The Sun - Mon Sep 11 10:30 AM
HARRY KANE made the headlines this weekend as he finally broke his 2017-18 Premier League drought. The England forward netted twice in a 3-0 win over to Everton – notching his 100th Spurs goal and 80th Premier League strike in the process. In Kane, Mauricio Pochettino has an invaluable home-grown...
The Sun - Mon Sep 11 7:53 AM
SUPER agent Mino Raiola has upset Juventus fans after telling star man Paulo Dybala he should leave the Italian giants. The Argentine already has five goals in just three matches this season, with the Old Lady top of Serie A and carrying a 100 per cent record. Raiola, whose client list includes M...
The Sun - Mon Sep 11 7:20 AM
CHELSEA will slap life bans on any of their fans found guilty of joining in the chorus of anti-Semitic songs at Leicester on Saturday. A section of the 3, 000-strong away support at the King Power shamed themselves by concocting a chant about new striker Alvaro Morata which targets Jews. Chelsea...
The Sun - Mon Sep 11 7:20 AM
ANTONIO CONTE declared it Hokey Cokey month as he dips his players in and out of a hectic run of fixtures. But N’Golo Kante looks like having the dubious honour of playing all seven games in 21 days during September as a victim of his own success. Kante is Conte’s Napoleon. A pint-sized French ge...
The Sun - Sun Sep 10 11:20 PM
IT is time for English clubs to step up to the mark when the Champions League kicks off this week. The Premier League is respected worldwide for the entertainment it brings to our TV screens and stadiums. But it is in Europe where legends are really born. You only need to look at the reaction …
The Sun - Sun Sep 10 11:08 PM
EDEN HAZARD is keeping cool in his quest to become a Champions League winner. Chelsea’s laid-back Belgian has won the Premier League, France’s Ligue 1, the Europa League and the FA and Capital One cups. But the closest he has come to winning club football’s biggest prize was the semi-finals in 2...
The Sun - Sun Sep 10 10:53 PM
ANTONIO CONTE declared it Hokey Cokey month as he dips his players in and out of a hectic run of fixtures. But N’Golo Kante looks like having the dubious honour of playing all seven games in 21 days during September as a victim of his own success. Kante is Conte’s Napoleon. A pint-sized French ge...
The Sun - Sun Sep 10 6:43 PM
THE Football Association will be launching an investigation after a number of Chelsea supporters chanted an anti-semitic song on Saturday. Alvaro Morata has condemned the chant that praised him, but insulted Tottenham fans during the 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge. The FA will be in contact with the...
The Sun - Sun Sep 10 5:59 PM
CHELSEA could face punishment from the FA after their fans indulged in offensive anti-Semitic chanting during their 2-1 win over Leicester. Stamford Bridge chiefs were swift to condemn the song, supposedly dedicated to Alvaro Morata, which contains offensive lyrics relating to Jews. EXCLUSIVE OFF...
The Sun - Sun Sep 10 5:07 PM
BENJAMIN MENDY left Monaco for Manchester in an expensive move this summer, but it has now been revealed that he only moved for the opportunity to work under Pep Guardiola. Monaco’s vice-president Vadim Vasilyev has revealed that although they were reluctant to sell the defender, Mendy‘s desire t...
The Sun - Sun Sep 10 4:27 PM
JOSE MOURINHO hailed his Manchester United star Nemanja Matic as the best player he has coached. The Serbian midfielder reunited with his former Chelsea boss at Old Trafford this summer. And he has made a huge impact since his arrival at the Red Devils. Despite Matic and his team-mates dropping p...
The Sun - Sun Sep 10 2:59 PM
CHELSEA and Liverpool have sent scouts to watch Uruguay teenager Sebastian Caceres – but face massive competition to land him. Barcelona are also eyeing the centre-back, who has just turned 18 but is playing first-team football. Caceres has broken into the Liverpool FC team in Montevideo and has...