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The Sun - Tue Oct 17 10:30 PM
ANTONIO CONTE has hit out at his bosses over Chelsea’s mounting injury problems. Frustrated manager Conte claims he is ‘risking’ his players in the Premier League and Champions League because his squad is not big enough to cope. Conte signed six new players in the summer at a cost of £197million....
The Sun - Tue Oct 17 10:30 PM
ANTONIO CONTE’S men put in a great performance at Atletico Madrid — one of the best in Europe so far this season. Chelsea boast two group wins out of two and know they can virtually seal their spot in the knockout stages by beating Roma tonight. KANTE CRISIS Blues are still without enforcer N’Gol...
The Sun - Tue Oct 17 5:52 PM
JOSE MOURINHO once allowed one of the brightest young talents in European football to leave his club after only three Premier League appearances. The Portuguese boss gave an interesting insight into the decision, too. “He was not ready to compete, ” the now Manchester United boss said bluntly in...
The Sun - Tue Oct 17 5:26 PM
TAMMY ABRAHAM looks as though he will be spending the remainder of the season at Swansea after Chelsea failed to include a recall option for the striker when they sent him out on loan. A clause in the striker’s contract stated that he could be recalled if he wasn’t given adequate game time, but t...
The Sun - Tue Oct 17 5:01 PM
CHELSEA may be stuttering in the Premier League, but their Champions League form could hardly have been better. Antonio Conte’s side smashed Qarabag 6-0 in their first match before securing a stunning 2-1 win at Atletico Madrid in their second match. Michy Batshuayi scored a last minute winner on...
The Sun - Tue Oct 17 2:23 PM
TAMMY ABRAHAM looks as though he will be spending the remainder of the season at Swansea after Chelsea failed to include a recall option for the striker when they sent him out on loan. A clause in the striker’s contract stated that he could be recalled if he wasn’t given adequate game time, but t...
The Sun - Tue Oct 17 1:43 PM
ALVARO MORATA appears ready for Roma after training for the third day in a row. The Chelsea striker has stepped up his return after picking up a hamstring injury while away with Spain. Blues missed him badly as Michy Batshuayi struggled in the defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday. Antonio Conte s...
The Sun - Tue Oct 17 12:20 PM
THE Champions League has returned with the English teams, and Celtic, looking to take a big step towards the last 16. With Man United, Chelsea, Barcelona and the Bhoys in action, Wednesday offers arguably the better night of football and an exciting night of betting. Benfica vs Manchester United...
The Sun - Tue Oct 17 11:45 AM
BARCELONA are ready to rival Chelsea in the battle to sign Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly. Chelsea failed with a £35million bid for the giant defender last summer as Antonio Conte desperately tried to bring in new defenders to his squad. And the Blues are expected to revive their interest in t...
The Sun - Tue Oct 17 11:18 AM
CHELSEA boss Antonio Conte wants to sign one of Christian Benteke, Jamie Vardy or Richmond Boakye in the January transfer window. The Italian boss, 48, is growing increasingly worried by the comparatively minuscule size of his squad. Conte fears his Blues are not deep enough to compete for the bo...
The Sun - Tue Oct 17 10:17 AM
MICHY BATSHUAYI’S future at Chelsea is in doubt after the club began searching for a new striker to sign in Janaury. Blues boss Antonio Conte had told his board he needs more attacking options in his squad and wants someone brought in over the transfer window. Conte started the season insistent h...
The Sun - Tue Oct 17 9:10 AM
BARCELONA are considering a move to sign Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso. Reports in Spain suggest the La Liga club are looking at their options to replace Jordi Alba as first choice left-back in their squad. And Don Balon say the leading choice for Barca boss Ernesto Valverde would be Chelsea ace...
The Sun - Mon Oct 16 2:52 PM
MICHY BATSHUAYI should leave Chelsea after being hauled off against Crystal Palace, says Tony Cascarino. The Blues winger made just his second league appearance in the disappointing 2-1 loss at Selhurst Park. Batshuayi was hauled off 57 minutes in for Pedro and former Blues striker Cascarino beli...
The Sun - Mon Oct 16 12:04 PM
JOSE MOURINHO did what he does best when he took his Manchester United to Liverpool on Saturday… parking the bus. The Old Trafford chief, 54, has become famous around the globe for piling men behind the ball on the road to a “top six” opponent. Whether it be Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester City, T...
The Sun - Mon Oct 16 12:00 PM
TOBY ALDERWEIRELD has revealed he is no closer to penning a new deal with Spurs. The Belgian defender, 28, has been pushing for an improved contract with Spurs and wants to be on the same waged as the top earners. But so far no offer has been tabled with Alderweireld asked about his situation aft...
The Sun - Mon Oct 16 11:39 AM
ALVARO MORATA and David Silva have expressed concern after at least 20 people were killed by wildfires in Spain. The Chelsea striker and Manchester City playmaker both tweeted dramatic pictures of the inferno that ripped through north-western Spain and Portugal over the last few days. He said: “I...
The Sun - Mon Oct 16 9:57 AM
ANTONIO CONTE’S woes have worsened with Victor Moses facing at least a month out with injury. Chelsea’s hamstring jinx has struck again with the winger limping off during Saturday’s shock 2-1 defeat at Crystal Palace. He is the third Chelsea star to be crocked by a hamstring pull in the last fort...
The Sun - Sun Oct 15 11:17 PM
ANTONIO CONTE launched a furious attack on his Chelsea flops after their shock defeat at rock-bottom Crystal Palace. The 2-1 loss left the reigning Premier League champions NINE POINTS adrift of table-topping Manchester City. Conte said: “The performance of the whole team was bad, not one or two...
The Sun - Sun Oct 15 6:43 PM
ITALIAN giants Roma are facing an injury crisis ahead of their Champions League clash with Chelsea. The two sides face each other in the Italian capital on Wednesday, with the Blues looking to make it three wins on the bounce. But they could be up against a second-string Roma side after star defe...
The Sun - Sun Oct 15 6:20 PM
KYLIAN HAZARD – the younger brother of Chelsea star Eden – scored with his first touch for the Blues’ under-23 side on Friday night. On a weekend to forget for the Stamford Bridge side – following their shock defeat to basement boys Crystal Palace – the summer signing had a day to remember. In a …
The Sun - Sun Oct 15 6:07 PM
DIDIER DROGBA conjured one of his greatest ever solo goals at the age of 39 – just as his old club Chelsea could do with him most. The Ivory Coast legend jinked across four players before ramming home as the Phoenix Rising team he co-owns beat Portland Timbers II 4-2 in the USA’S second tier, …
The Sun - Sun Oct 15 5:52 PM
LIVERPOOL legend Steve McManaman has claimed Premier League champions Chelsea are a ‘ghost side’ compared to the one that won the title. The Blues suffered a shock loss at the hands of Crystal Palace on Saturday, as the Eagles netted their first goals in the league and picked up their first point...
The Sun - Sun Oct 15 5:09 PM
BARCELONA are in real danger of losing starlet Abel Ruiz with Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City keeping tabs on the youngster. The 17-year-old has dazzled this month in Spain’s U-17 World Cup side – where he has helped them reach the Round of 16 – where they will face France. According to the...
The Sun - Sun Oct 15 4:04 PM
ALVARO MORATA has handed Chelsea a timely boost after stepping up to full training ahead of their Champions League clash with Roma. Morata missed Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to bottom club Crystal Palace through injury after suffering a hamstring injury before the international break. Initial scans sug...
The Sun - Sun Oct 15 3:43 PM
LEONARDO BONUCCI has revealed that Antonio Conte is the “best” manager that he has worked with. The pair worked with each other for three trophy-laden seasons with Juventus – where the team won three consecutive Serie A titles until Conte left the Italian giants to manage the Italian national te...
The Sun - Sun Oct 15 3:07 PM
ANTONIO CONTE has admitted he sometimes hates football – and his wife shares the view. The Chelsea chief has opened up about his obsession with the game as he mounts a title defence. And he claimed the sacrifices required to compete at the highest level are a huge burden. He told British GQ: “I d...
The Sun - Sun Oct 15 1:04 PM
CHELSEA and Tottenham are set to battle it out for teenage MK Dons defender Callum Brittain. The highly-rated young full-back has been tracked by the London rivals as he has turned in a series of impressive displays in League One. The 19-year-old has become a permanent fixture in the MK Dons side...
The Sun - Sun Oct 15 12:11 PM
ADAM LALLANA is set to return from injury after next month’s international break. The Liverpool midfielder, 29, stepped up his rehab in Qatar after rupturing a thigh tendon before kicking a ball this season. And he is pencilled in to make a comeback in the second half of November AFTER England’s...
The Sun - Sun Oct 15 11:18 AM
CHELSEA and Tottenham are locked in a battle for teenage MK Dons defender Callum Brittain. The Premier League rivals have both been tracking the highly-rated young full-back who has turned in a series of impressive displays in League One. The 19-year-old has become a permanent fixture in the MK D...
The Sun - Sun Oct 15 11:04 AM
CHELSEA’S Tiemoue Bakayoko has finally scored his first Premier League goal for the Blues – and it could mean a new hair style for the France international. Bakayoko has already scored his first goal for Chelsea in the Champions League against Qarabag, but previously failed to score in six league...
The Sun - Sun Oct 15 12:18 AM
ROY HODGSON inspired Palace’s first Prem goals in FIVE MONTHS but promised: “I’m not having a party.” Yesterday’s victory over the champions secured his rock-bottom side their first points of the season. But Hodgson revealed his celebrations would be low key — a glass of wine and taking his mi...
The Sun - Sun Oct 15 12:05 AM
WILFRIED ZAHA returned from injury to inspire Palace to their first points of the season. An own goal from Cesar Azpilicueta was cancelled out by Tiemoue Bakayoko’s first Premier League goal, before Zaha struck the winner, as all the goals came in the first half. Palace hadn’t scored in their sev...
The Sun - Sun Oct 15 12:05 AM
TAMMY ABRAHAM bagged a double at the Liberty Stadium to earn Swansea a first home win of the season. The Chelsea loanee struck either side of half time as City made Huddersfield pay for their mistakes. Swansea came within an ace of taking the lead in the ninth minute when Abraham’s strike was bri...
The Sun - Sat Oct 14 9:21 PM
ANDREA BELOTTI is being urged to stay at Torino amid interest from Manchester United and Chelsea. According to Tuttosport, a new deal is in the works for the forward – including a £2.6m pay rise and four per cent cut of a transfer fee. The 23-year-old signed a new five-year contract last year, wh...
The Sun - Sat Oct 14 4:53 PM
WILFRIED ZAHA returned from injury to inspire Palace to their first points of the season. An own goal from Cesar Azpilicueta was cancelled out by Tiemoue Bakayoko’s first Premier League goal, before Zaha struck the winner, as all the goals came in the first half. Palace hadn’t scored in their sev...
The Sun - Sat Oct 14 4:53 PM
TAMMY ABRAHAM bagged a double at the Liberty Stadium to earn Swansea a first home win of the season. The Chelsea loanee struck either side of half time as City made Huddersfield pay for their mistakes. Swansea came within an ace of taking the lead in the ninth minute when Abraham’s strike was bri...
The Sun - Sat Oct 14 3:22 PM
CRYSTAL PALACE have FINALLY broken their unwanted record of 731 Premier League minutes without scoring. Roy Hodgen’s men took just eleven minutes to net against Chelsea this afternoon, through a Cesar Azpilicueta own goal. Crystal Palace have actually scored a goal in a game of football. The end...
The Sun - Sat Oct 14 2:41 PM
CRYSTAL PALACE star Wilfried Zaha will make his comeback from injury in Palace’s game on Saturday against Chelsea. The flying winger has been absent for the struggling Eagles since the opening day of the season through injury. The 24-year-old had his knee brace removed last month after picking u...
The Sun - Sat Oct 14 12:31 PM
EDEN HAZARD admits that he has “no chance” of winning the 2017 Ballon d’Or. In fact, the Chelsea star believes that he has only been nominated for the award because he is a Blues player. Hazard nomination is recognition of his superb performances during Chelsea’s Premier League winning season. Th...
The Sun - Sat Oct 14 9:37 AM
AC MILAN insist they are not making moves to lure Antonio Conte back to Italy. The homesick Chelsea chief has been linked with a return to South Europe next summer. But director of football Massimiliano Mirabelli claims there have been no moves in a show of support to under-fire Rossoneri boss Vi...
The Sun - Fri Oct 13 10:39 PM
TIEMOUE BAKAYOKO has brushed up on his driving skills in the wake of his car crash just weeks after joining Chelsea. The £40 million ex-Monaco midfielder struggled to adapt to driving on the left-hand side of the road in England. And he had a lucky escape when his £150, 000 Mercedes hit a tree on...
The Sun - Fri Oct 13 10:30 PM
TIEMOUE BAKAYOKO is dye-ing to score his first Premier League goal for Chelsea and will celebrate in the most colourful way. Bakayoko, 23, has already scored in the Champions League but is gunning to break his duck in the Premier league against struggling Crystal Palace today. The fun-loving midf...
The Sun - Fri Oct 13 10:30 PM
TIEMOUE BAKAYOKO is easy to pick out in a crowd — with his shock of hair the colour of dirty snow. But Chelsea’s £40million midfielder is happy making everybody else look good on the football pitch. This young and flamboyant Frenchman takes inspiration from Blues legend Claude Makelele. The forme...
The Sun - Fri Oct 13 10:19 PM
TOTTENHAM starlet Josh Onomah has revealed how Chelsea legend John Terry is helping him become a man and hopefully a Premier League player. The 20-year-old midfielder was sent out to Aston Villa on loan at the start of the season to gain some first-team experience. The prospect of leaving home in...
The Sun - Fri Oct 13 6:51 PM
PANAMA’S first qualification for the World Cup has been overshadowed by them scoring a controversial goal ‘ghost goal’ against Costa Rica. Gabriel Torres’ equaliser against Costa Rica didn’t appear to cross the line, and without goal-line technology, a goal was given in their 2-1 win. Torres’ str...
The Sun - Fri Oct 13 5:05 PM
ANTONIO CONTE insists he’s committed to Chelsea despite being linked with a return to Italy. The Premier League title winner has also revealed his family have finally made the move to London and there are no plans to make a U-turn any time soon. Despite enjoying a stunning debut season in England...
The Sun - Fri Oct 13 4:57 PM
ALVARO MORATA was spotted heading into Chelsea’s training ground as he closes on a return from injury. And while the Spanish striker was on the treatment table, Danny Drinkwater was snapped stepping up his recovery at Cobham. Blues face beleaguered Crystal Palace this weekend with Antonio Conte p...
The Sun - Fri Oct 13 2:13 PM
ANTONIO CONTE has warned Charly Musonda to quit fooling around on social media and start working on being good enough to be a Chelsea star. Chelsea boss Conte was left fuming when highly-rated midfielder Musonda went public to voice his frustrations at his lack of first team chances. The 20-year-...
The Sun - Fri Oct 13 1:52 PM
CHELSEA could turn to yougster Etham Ampadu to help solve their midfield injury crisis. Blues boss Antonio Conte is without N’Golo Kante and Danny Drinkwater through injury, with no sepcific date on either returning to action. Tiemoue Bakayoko and Ces Fabregas are his only fit senior midfielders...
The Sun - Fri Oct 13 1:34 PM
CHELSEA could turn to yougster Etham Ampadu to help solve their midfield injury crisis. Blues boss Antonio Conte is without N’Golo Kante and Danny Drinkwater through injury, with no sepcific date on either returning to action. Tiemoue Bakayoko and Ces Fabregas are his only fit senior midfielders...
The Sun - Fri Oct 13 11:38 AM
ARSENAL and Chelsea are among the clubs chasing the signature of Manchester United starlet Dean Henderson. SunSport revealed this week how England under-21 goalkeeper Henderson could quit Old Trafford when his contract runs out at the end of the season. And United’s Premier League rivals could be...
The Sun - Fri Oct 13 8:34 AM
CHELSEA could loan out Charly Musonda after the youngster’s Instagram rant at a lack of game time, according to reports. The Belgian forward took a swipe at the Blues as his frustrations at a lack of first team action appeared to get the better of him. And the Evening Standard are reporting that...
The Sun - Thu Oct 12 11:49 PM
CHELSEA fans will breathe a sigh of relief after AC Milan confirmed they were not interested in poaching boss Antonio Conte. The Italian, despite winning the Premier League title with Chelsea last season, has been the subject of constant speculation that he he will leave the club. And a move back...
The Sun - Thu Oct 12 11:04 PM
CARLO Ancelotti will turn down the chance to take over as Italy boss – because he wants to come back to the Premier League. Former Chelsea chief Ancelotti is out of work after his shock sacking by Bayern Munich. The veteran former Juventus, Milan, PSG and Real Madrid manager has been targeted by...
The Sun - Thu Oct 12 4:54 PM
ALVARO MORATA showed one way how to cope with getting stuck in London traffic – by becoming a karaoke king. The Chelsea striker and his stunning wife Alice Campello were taking a ride in a taxi in the capital when things ground to a halt. So instead of complaining or staring miserably out of the …
The Sun - Thu Oct 12 4:06 PM
CESC FABREGAS and stunning wife Daniella Semaan headed out to a Mayfair nightclub with Chelsea team-mate Marcos Alonso on Monday night. The Blues duo and Semaan were spotted leaving Loulou’s nightclub in West London earlier this week. Neither Fabregas nor Alonso made the Spain squad so had the in...
The Sun - Thu Oct 12 3:36 PM
CHELSEA will reportedly attempt to sign Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak if they lose Thibaut Courtois next summer. Belgium international Courtois has been repeatedly linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge. Real Madrid and neighbours Atletico appear to be the leading the race for the 25...
The Sun - Thu Oct 12 1:41 PM
CHELSEA legend Gianluca Vialli has revealed how football changed his life in the most “important” way: He had sex! Vialli is convinced he would still be a virgin were it not for the beautiful game. Borrowing Peter Crouch’s famous line, Vialli, who spent three years at Stamford Bridge as a player,...
The Sun - Thu Oct 12 1:06 PM
CHELSEA will reportedly target Atletico Madrid star Jan Oblak should they lose Thibaut Courtois next summer. The Belgian international has continuously been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge. Real Madrid and neighbours Atletico appear to be the leading the race for the 25-year-old. And...
The Sun - Thu Oct 12 12:48 PM
TIM CAHILL has been criticised for performing a PAID celebration after scoring Australia’s winner against Syria on Tuesday. The former Everton star poked home the crucial goal to send his country through to the next stage of World Cup qualifiers. And after finding the back of the net, Cahill then...
The Sun - Thu Oct 12 11:14 AM
CHELSEA boss Antonio Conte is eyeing a shock move to help bolster his striking options. The Blues lost Diego Costa this summer after a long stand-off between the now Atletico Madrid man and the Italian coach. Although they managed to bring in Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid, who has made an impres...
The Sun - Thu Oct 12 10:26 AM
WITH the mundane international break now thankfully over, our focus shifts from watching a team fail to recapture old glories back to the chase for domestic and European silverware. While last season was kind to us in terms of injuries and suspensions, this term hasn’t followed suit. A broken ank...
The Sun - Thu Oct 12 8:40 AM
CHELSEA, Manchester City and Arsenal provide the best Premier League grub, according to Brazilian journalists. ESPN Brazil reporter Joao Castelo-Branco has covered English football for 15 years and knows the difference between a proper pie and a bland burger. He said: “I’ve been to almost every s...
The Sun - Wed Oct 11 10:30 PM
N’GOLO KANTE has dealt Chelsea a fresh injury blow as he looks set to miss the rest of this month with a hamstring injury. The influential midfielder is back at the club’s training ground undergoing treatment for the problem which forced him out of international duty at the weekend. It is feared...
The Sun - Wed Oct 11 5:15 PM
CRYSTAL PALACE’S start to the season has been record-breaking, just not in the way they would have hoped for. The Eagles became the first side to lose their first four opening games without scoring when they were beaten by Burnley last month, and it’s only got worse. We’re now into October and Pa...
The Sun - Wed Oct 11 12:30 PM
CRYSTAL PALACE host rivals Chelsea in the Premier League. The game kicks off at 3pm. Match stats Crystal Palace have won only one of their previous eight Premier League matches against Chelsea at Selhurst Park (W1 D1 L6), winning 1-0 in March 2014 under Tony Pulis. Chelsea (421) have won more poi...
The Sun - Wed Oct 11 12:04 PM
PANAMA stunned the globe to reach their first-ever World Cup finals spot following their controversial 2-1 win over Costa Rica on Tuesday night. A “ghost goal” saw the Central Americans come from behind to snatch a win, while the USA lost by the same scoreline to minnows Trinidad and Tobago to mi...
The Sun - Wed Oct 11 11:15 AM
IS there nothing Chelsea star N’Golo Kante can’t do? Back-to-back Premier League titles, making the Ballon d’Or shortlist… and even being a fully-qualified accountant. As well as being a sensationally-gifted footballer, the French midfielder recently revealed his other potential career path. Kant...
The Sun - Wed Oct 11 9:18 AM
THE USA failed to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1986 after a controversial ghost goal saw Panama beat Costa Rica. Bruce Arena’s side lost 2-1 to Trinidad and Tobago , while the Panamanians toppled Costa Rica by the same result. But there have been claims Panama’s first goal did not...