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“It’s not his fault” – Conte defends Cahill after Mason forced into retirement

Antonio Conte has jumped to defend defender Gary Cahill after former Hull City midfielder Ryan Mason was forced into retirement. Cahill and Mason were involved in a accidental clash last January during a game between the two clubs, leaving Mason with a fractured skull. After over a year on the sidelines and extensive rehab, Mason …

Chelsea must “act like men” at West Brom tonight says Antonio Conte

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has insisted his side must take responsibility for their performances and “act like men” tonight at West Bromwich Albion. The Blues travel to The Hawthorns after back-to-back Premier League defeats to both Bournemouth and Watford – leading to speculation of a rift behind the scenes at Stamford Bridge. There has also …

Chelsea “at a crossroads” says Blues defender

Chelsea defender Gary Cahill has revealed he feels his club is “at a crossroads” following back-to-back Premier League defeats. The Blues first lost 3-0 to Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth a fortnight ago at Stamford Bridge, before being thrashed 4-1 by struggling Watford a week later – compounding what has been a dismal start to 2018 for Antonio …

“Letting the supporters down” – fans react after Watford defeat

Chelsea fans have demanded a reaction from their club after yet another embarrassing Premier League defeat. The Blues were on the end of a 4-1 humbling courtesy of London rivals Watford last night at Vicarage Road – their second big defeat on the bounce having lost 3-0 to Bournemouth only last week. The Hornets dominated …

Is Conte being too cagey for his own good?

When Tiemoué Bakayoko joined Chelsea in July last year, it was anticipated that the French midfield player would invigorate the team’s midfield performance. Unfortunately, that has not proved to be the case, and since leaving Monaco and donning the blue shirt, he has failed to impress. The idea behind acquiring Bakayoko was that he would …

Chelsea – Where does the blame lie, with the players or the manager?

Since losing to Arsenal in the Carabao Cup semi-final Chelsea’s players have played as though their season is over. It is hard to believe that they would place such importance on England’s secondary cup competition but it can’t just be coincidental that they have been very poor since their exit. They are certainly not going …

“Conte Out” – Chelsea fans left fuming after Bournemouth defeat

Chelsea fans have called for Antonio Conte to be sacked after the Blues’ most recent defeat to Bournemouth on Tuesday night. The Italian’s side slumped to an embarrassing 3-0 loss at the hands of the Cherries at Stamford Bridge, leaving them 18 points behind league leaders Manchester City. Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson opened the scoring …

Conte takes dig at ‘big spending’ Manchester clubs

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has revealed his side ‘cannot afford’ to compete with both Manchester United and Manchester City, saying he believes the Premier League is now a ‘two-team’ division. United recently completed the signing of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal in a deal reported to be worth as much as £180 million, while City spent over £200 …

Should Conte’s “Austerity Program” Statement Worry Fans?

Conte might have given Chelsea fans something to think about. He recently hinted that Chelsea are not going to join the spending spree that other Premier League clubs are going through. Even though it appears that the Blues have spent more in Conte’s 2nd season there’s no mind-blowing move to debunk the Italian boss’ hint …

Chelsea and Conte are sure to continue their winning association this summer despite reports to the contrary

Rumors surfaced early Friday that Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is considering quitting the club because the board isn’t backing him in the transfer window. While reports surfaced afterwards that the Premier League title winner is happy at the club, the end point remains the same. Chelsea cannot afford to lose Antonio Conte. The Italian manager …

Have former Chelsea managers gone on to success?

Since Scotsman John Tait Robertson was appointed as Chelsea’s first boss way back in 1905, the Blues have had a total of 36 permanent and short-term managers. The last two decades have seen the club’s greatest period of success and a host of big name managers, including Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti have graced the …

Antonio Conte Linked With Inter Milan But Surely He Will Stay With Chelsea

Chelsea fans have been enjoying a remarkable season under new manager Antonio Conte this term, considering the woeful time they had last season, but reports linking the Italian with a move back to Serie A will have the Stamford Bridge faithful worried. The former Juventus manager, who led Italy to the quarter finals of the …

Mourinho Suggested Conte Had It Easy But It Is Conte’s Attention to Detail That Has Made Chelsea So Successful

Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, will whatever happens always be held in high regard at Stamford Bridge, that goes without saying. However, the former Blues boss looks to be trying his hardest to unsettle things at his old stomping ground, having hammered Antonio Conte’s side for having an easy schedule compared to his squad and …

Mourinho Jabs Are Actually More Like Compliments

Jose Mourinho is famous for taking sly jabs at fellow managers and, once again, the time has come for his yearly mind games to begin. The former Chelsea boss who, regardless of how he left, will always be an icon at Stamford Bridge, has set his sights on his former club and has begun firing …

Chelsea Hand Frank Lampard Chance To Work With Academy – Could He Become Manager One Day?

There are plenty different approaches taken by clubs across Europe as to how they treat their former players once they cross from a role on the pitch to one on the touchline or in the background. With the prominence of retired players moving into punditry, many clubs are keen to harness every ounce of expertise …

Antonio Conte Is Deserving Of All The Praise He Is Getting

The run Chelsea have been on since their humbling defeat to Arsenal in September has been nothing short of remarkable, and was opitimized when they avenged that defeat with a near perfect performance against the Gunners at the weekend. Goals from Marcos Alonso, Eden Hazard and former Arsenal hero Cesc Fabregas sealed the Gunners’ fate …

Conte’s Past Experiences Guaranteed He Would Always Be A Success At Chelsea

Antonio Conte methods and beliefs have worked so quickly at Chelsea the club are now sitting seven points clear at the top of the Premier League – just six months after the Italian joined the Blues. But should everyone be surprised at how swiftly the manager has turned the fortunes of the four-time Premier League …

Chelsea Dismiss Conte Sack Rumour

Unfortunately there has been a crazy rumour circulating over the past few days – that Chelsea were preparing to release their new manager Antonio Conte in the wake of losses in the Premier League to rivals Arsenal and Liverpool. The club has got off to a decent start as they sit only three points out …

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