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Napoli defender drops huge hint over future of Chelsea target Maurizio Sarri

Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly believes Maurizio Sarri will be a huge success at Chelsea if he takes over from Antonio Conte this summer. Sarri was let go from his job at Napoli at the end of last season, and has been heavily rumoured to be on his way to Stamford Bridge amidst uncertainty over the future …

Chelsea line up World Cup manager to replace Conte

Chelsea are said to be lining up a move for Argentina manager Jorge Sampaoli, with the Blues still open to the option of paying off Antonio Conte in order for him to depart the club. Conte is still expected to leave Stamford Bridge this summer, despite the Italian insisting he will not walk out on …

What is going on at Stamford Bridge?

We are about to witness the start of the 2018 World Cup. Everything is in place and the competition promises to be a good one. If nothing else it relieves the boredom of having no Premier League football to watch! So why haven’t Chelsea sorted out their management situation? They currently have an unhappy Italian …

Hazard won’t commit to Chelsea until signings are made

Chelsea star Eden Hazard has admitted that he wants to know more about the club’s current uncertainty before deciding his future. Hazard has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge pretty much every summer since he signed from Lille in 2012, but this summer’s speculation has intensified somewhat due to uncertainty surrounding the …

John Obi Mikel says Chelsea “need Abramovich” amidst rumours of exit

Mourinho Was Not Abramovich’s First Choice

Chelsea cult hero John Obi Mikel has insisted his former side “needs Roman Abramovich”, after rumours emerged he was to sell the club. Abramovich only last week turned down a bid from the UK’s richest man, Jim Ratcliffe, to take the club off his hands. Ratcliffe, the billionaire boss of multinational petrochemicals giant Ineos and a …

Is Laurent Blanc The Right Man For The Job?

With it looking increasingly likely that Laurent Blanc will be the man to take over at the bridge. Matched betting site Profit Accumulator have given us a rundown of what we could expect from the French manager. Matched betting is a way to make money from home. Who Is Laurent Blanc? He is a French …

Zidane to Chelsea? Blues fans react as Madrid boss steps down

Zinedine Zidane is the latest in a long line of managers to be rumoured to become the Blues next boss after the Frenchman stepped down from his role at Real Madrid. Zidane and Madrid president Florentino Perez called an emergency press conference this morning, leaving fans of the club fearing the worst. And those fears …

Maurizio Sarri signs deal to replace Antonio Conte

Former Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri has signed a deal that will see him replace Antonio Conte as Chelsea’s manager, according to reports from Italy. Blues owner Roman Abramovich had a seven-hour meeting with Sarri yesterday who left Napoli earlier this week only days after guiding them to a second placed finish in Serie A. Following …

“Welcome to Chelsea” – fans ready for Sarri to replace Conte

Chelsea fans have already began their welcome parade for Maurizio Sarri after the Italian was fired by Napoli last week. Sarri was shown the door at the Stadio San Paolo less than a week after guiding Napoli to a second placed finish in Serie A. The Partenopei recorded a club record 91 points in Italy’s top flight, however …

Chelsea forward to push for exit if Antonio Conte remains in charge next season

Chelsea forward Willian to look to leave the club this summer if Antonio Conte remains manager, according to reports. The Brazil international has fallen out of favour with the Italian in recent weeks, and was used as only a late substitute in the Blues’ FA Cup final win over Manchester United on Saturday. And the …

Chelsea About To Spin The Managerial Wheel-Of-Fortune Yet Again!

Antonio Conte will leave Chelsea. The only question is; when? If it were up to the majority of fans it would be before this coming weekend and the FA Cup final against Manchester United. Why? Well, the insipid 3-0 defeat to Newcastle was too much for many Chelsea supporters to stomach. They think he has …

Chelsea set to land Serie A duo

Maurizio Sarri will make Gonzalo Higuain his first signing if he as announced as Chelsea manager this summer, according to reports. The Napoli boss, who guided his side to a second placed finish in Serie A this season, is the favourite to be named the next Chelsea boss, with Antonio Conte expected to leave Stamford …

Conte backs Bakayoko to succeed at Stamford Bridge despite difficult first season

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has backed Tiemoue Bakayoko to become an important player for the club despite a difficult first season in English football. The Frenchman arrived at Chelsea from AS Monaco last summer in a £40 million deal having just helped Les Monégasques to an unlikely Ligue 1 title. However since arriving at Stamford Bridge, the …

Antonio Conte praises blossoming Giroud-Hazard partnership

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has praised the blossoming partnership of Eden Hazard and Olivier Giroud, saying the duo show ‘very good links’ between them. The Blues won their fourth game on the bounce in all competitions at the weekend when they beat Swansea City 1-0 thanks to a solitary Cesc Fabregas goal. Hazard and Giroud …

Chelsea’s Conte thinks Burnley job is easy by comparison

So Antonio Conte thinks that it is easier to manage a “lower priority” club like, for example, Burnley. His reasoning is that, because they are not expected to win the Premier League or the Champion’s League, then it must be a very straightforward job to exceed or reach the very simple expectations placed on the …

Mourinho – Salah sale ‘not my decision’

Jose Mourinho has claimed that the decision to sell Mohamed Salah during his time at Chelsea was the club’s and not his. Salah joined the Blues in 2014, however made only three league appearances for the club before being shipped out on-loan to Serie A side Fiorentina in early 2015. A subsequent loan spell with …

Who’s next at the helm for Chelsea if Conte departs this summer?

The departure of fiery Italian Antonio Conte from the Chelsea hot seat is one of the worst-kept secrets in European football at present. A dismal defense of the Blues’ Premier League title has placed undue pressure on Conte, with owner Roman Abramovich reining in the club’s spending in readiness for giving a new manager a …

Former Chelsea legend dies aged 61

Former Chelsea player and manager Ray Wilkins has died aged 61. Wilkins suffered a cardiac arrest last week and was transferred to St George’s Hospital in southwest London. A statement released today from the former Chelsea and England star’s family confirmed that he passed away on Wednesday morning. The statement said: “We would also like to …

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