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Conte disappointed over David Luiz speculation

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has insisted that David Luiz’s absence from the team is due to injury, and says he is ‘disappointed’ that some people are questioning the legitimacy of the situation. Luiz has started just one game since the end of October, a Champions League clash with Qarabag, and there has been huge speculation …

Chelsea star slammed once again by pundit

Arsenal legend Ian Wright says he is still confused by the positioning of Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, saying he is unsure what his best position is. The France midfielder moved to Chelsea for £40m in the summer from Ligue 1 side AS Monaco, and it was believed he would be a direct replacement for Serbian …

Chelsea star insists he is happy despite transfer rumours

Chelsea winger Willian has insisted he is happy at Stamford Bridge, despite growing speculation linking him with a move away from the club. The Brazilian has often been touted for a reunion with former boss Jose Mourinho at Manchester United, and was apparently close to doing so in the summer. The rumours have started again …

Conte adamant on how Chelsea can win the title

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has stuck by his word and reiterates that the Blues are out of the title race, unless they win all of their remaining league games. It is less than half way into the Premier League season and many top sides have already conceded that their title hopes are over due to …

Wilkins pins blame on two Chelsea stars

Chelsea legend Ray Wilkins has revealed the two players he thinks have let down Antonio Conte’s title defence. The Blues stormed to the league last season and were early favourites to defend their title successfully this year. But it hasn’t turned out that way at all. Chelsea sit 3rd in the table after 16 games, …

Courtois hints at move back to Spain

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has warned he will consider all of his options if he is not in agreement over a new deal by the end of the season. The Belgian stopper’s current deal expires in 18 months time, and various reports have linked him with a move to Real Madrid. Courtois himself has insisted …

Chelsea Could Face Tough Opponents In The Champions League Knockout Round

Chelsea could only draw with Atletico Madrid and now face a nightmare last 16 draw in the Champions League after finishing second in Group C. It is not a bad result as it was a strong group, also containing Aletico and Roma, but the Blues should have topped it after Atletico flopped. Instead they were …

It’s All Gone Very Quiet At Stamford Bridge

In the not too distant past there were rumblings of unrest at The Bridge. Was Antonio Conte going to stay or was he going to return to Italy? Was he going to be sacked? There were rumours that Roman Abramovich was fed up with his constant moans about not getting players in during the transfer …

Chelsea enter the race to sign Brazilian star

Chelsea are apparently eyeing up a move for Brazilian star Arthur, joining the race to sign him with Barcelona. The 21-year-old Gremio midfielder has a 50million euro release clause in his contract (£44million), and is seen by Chelsea as a potential long-term replacement for Cesc Fabregas. Arthur has already earned his fair share of plaudits, …

Azpilicueta vows to set new Premier League record

Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta says he is determined to beat his record of starting 74 consecutive Premier League matches, after being rested for the Blues’ clash with Swansea last month which resulted in losing the impressive run. The Spain international has played a vital role for Chelsea since arriving at Stamford Bridge, and it’s perhaps …

Chelsea will be feared opponents in the Champions League

Antonio Conte insists his Chelsea side will be feared by all opponents in the Champions League last 16. The Blues drew 1-1 with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night meaning that they miss out on a favourable seed in Monday’s draw. Chelsea’s possible opponents could be Barcelona, PSG and Besiktas – two of which they will …

Blues boss reveals he has changed his mind on Fabregas

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has admitted he has changed his mind about midfielder Cesc Fabregas, praising the Spaniard for the way he has forced himself into the Blues team. Fabregas was initially struggling for game time when Conte first became manager, and rumours circulated about him potentially leaving Stamford Bridge. He went on to play …

Hazard not at the peak of his career, says Conte

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has assured fans the club is doing its all to tie down the likes of Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard to Stamford Bridge. The duo have been outstanding throughout their careers at Chelsea, but transfer rumours linking them with moves away often come as a bit of a scare. It seems …

Hazard can succeed Messi and Ronaldo’s level

Eden Hazard has been hailed as a successor to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as the best player in world football, according to Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness. The Belgium international once again delivered a fantastic display on Saturday against Newcastle, registering nine attempts on goal, six of which were on target – the most …

Conte hits out at fixture congestion

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has hit out at his sides fixture congestion over the festive period, suggesting that there is a conspiracy against the Blues. It is not the first time that Conte has bemoaned the schedule of Premier League games, and with his side sitting 11 points behind leaders Manchester City, it is understandable …

Richarlison hints at Chelsea move after cryptic tweet

Watford forward Richarlison has set the Premier League alight since his move in the summer. The Brazilian cost the North London side £11.2m when they signed him in the summer from Fluminense, a rather large fee for a relatively unknown star. But that fee looks to be a bargain based on his current performances for …

Latest Chelsea Injury News Ahead of Newcastle Clash

Chelsea take on Newcastle on Saturday afternoon as Rafa Benitez returns to Stamford Bridge. Newcastle have had a tough run of games recently, winning none in their last 5 league games. They go into the game at Stamford Bridge in 12th place, 5 points off the relegation places. Chelsea on the other hand are unbeaten …

Chelsea to battle United for Mesut Ozil

Chelsea have reportedly locked horns with Manchester United and Barcelona in the race to sign Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil. The German international has less than 12 months remaining on his current Arsenal deal, and with no suggestion he will sign a new deal, he is welcome to discuss a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs in …

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