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Chelsea loanee eyes World Cup spot to prove worth to Antonio Conte

Chelsea loanee Tammy Abraham says he believes he can solve the club’s striking woes, and aims a spot at the World Cup to prove so.  Abraham joined Swansea on-loan at the start of the season, however has had mixed fortunes at the Liberty Stadium. After five goals in his first ten games for the Swans, …

Chelsea vs Leicester City: FA Cup quarter-final preview and prediction as Courtois puts recent Barca gaffes behind him

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has held his hands up for Chelsea’s defeat to Barcelona in mid-week, saying that individual errors, including his own, cost his side on the night.  Antonio Conte’s men were beaten 3-0 at the Camp Nou by the La Liga leaders, eliminating them from the last-16 stage of the Champions League for the …

Chelsea must be “prepared to suffer” in order to beat Barcelona insists Antonio Conte

Antonio Conte insists his Chelsea side must be “prepared to suffer” if they are to beat Barcelona in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie this week.   The Blues put on a brilliant display at their home ground, and were unlucky not to send the La Liga giants packing pointless had it …

Dear Antonio Conte: an open letter from a joyless Chelsea fan

Dear Antonio Conte … Think back to last April. The sun shone over Stamford Bridge. The players: brimming with confidence. The team: seven points clear at the top of the table. The manager: passionate, happy, but most of all confident in his own ability and that of his side. Chelsea had just beaten Manchester City …

Alonso blames club’s “attitude problem” for string of poor results

Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso has blamed his side’s “attitude problem” for their recent string of bad results. Antonio Conte’s side were beaten in humiliating circumstances by Manchester City at the weekend, leaving the Etihad on the end of a 1-0 defeat without having registered a single shot on target. The defeat was the Blues’ fourth in …

The Ice Man with a heart of Blue – an ode to Eidur Gudjohnsen

Eidur Guðjohnsen is his country’s most famous ever football. His glistening career is one that has spanned across three continents and fourteen different clubs, most memorably Chelsea and Barcelona. His tale is an extraordinary one, and one that should not be forgotten. A small, often sub-zero island situated 850 miles to the north East of …

Chelsea will “miss out on top four” says former Blue

Former Chelsea star Graeme Le Saux says he believes his old side will miss out on the top four. The Blues won the Premier League last season, with Antonio Conte’s side lifting the trophy in record winning fashion having won 30 of their 38 top flight games. The Italian’s second season in charge at Stamford …

Manchester City vs. Chelsea: two key battles ahead of this weekend’s crunch match

A decade or so ago, this weekend’s upcoming clash with Manchester City would have been, and no disrespect to the Sky Blues, a formality. During the 2005/06 season, Chelsea were the runaway Champions of England, winning the Premier League with a quite brilliant 91 points – eight clear of their closest rivals Manchester United. Manchester …

Should this be the line-up for this afternoon’s clash with Manchester United?

Chelsea take on Manchester United this afternoon it what is sure to be one of the season’s most exciting – and pivotal – fixtures. The race for second place; Antonio Conte vs Jose Mourinho; the return of Romelu Lukaku – the tie has it all, and the stage is set for a huge day at …

Eden Hazard insists Chelsea are ‘ready’ for the challenge Camp Nou next month

Chelsea star Eden Hazard says his side are “ready” for the challenge at the Camp Nou next month after the Blues 1-1 draw with Barcelona at Stamford Bridge earlier this week. Spoils were shared in South West London on Tuesday night when the two sides met for the first-leg of their Champions League last-16 tie. …

Barcelona return to the Camp Nou with the advantage insists Luis Suarez

Current Barcelona striker Luis Suarez, who of course used to play for Liverpool, has insisted that his side will travel back to Spain with the advantage for the second leg of their last-16 Champions League tie against Chelsea next month. The two sides face each other again at the Camp Nou on the 14th March …

Three Hull City stars Chelsea must be wary of tonight at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea welcome Hull City to Stamford Bridge tonight for their FA Cup 5th round clash. The Blues will hoping to build upon their 3-0 win over West Brom on Monday night having endured a tough few weeks. A brace from Eden Hazard either side of a Victor Moses strike secured a vital three points for …

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 should field this XI against West Brom next week, do you agree?

Chelsea found themselves on the end of their second big defeat within the space of just over a week on Monday night. The Blues were humbled 4-1 by London rivals Watford at Vicarage Road, with goals from Troy Deeney, Daryl Janmaat, Gerard Deulofeu and Roberto Pereyra securing what was a miserable night for Antonio Conte’s …

Chelsea must swap these four players for Monday night’s clash at Watford

Chelsea found themselves avoiding victory for the seventh time since the turn of the year on Tuesday night when they were humbled by visitors Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge. Goals from Callum Wilson, Junior Stanislas and former Blue Nathan Ake completed a 3-0 rout for the Cherries and rounded off what has been a miserable month …

This Chelsea trio should be given their chance to shine at Brighton today, agree?

Chelsea’s miserable run of form continued during mid-week after Antonio Conte’s side scraped their way past Championship side Norwich to make it through to the FA Cup fourth round. The Blues took the controversy filled tie on penalties after ending 120 minutes worth of football with the score 1-1, meaning they have now drawn four …

Sky Sports pundit excludes attacking superstar Chelsea-Arsenal combined XI

Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas has named his Chelsea-Arsenal combined XI ahead of tonight’s London Derby, however has excluded Gunners superstar Alexis Sanchez. The pair go head-to-head at The Emirates tonight, with seven points separating third place Chelsea from the Gunners, who currently sit in sixth. A win for the Blues will see them leapfrog Jose …

Arsenal vs Chelsea: Will Injuries Influence The Outcome Of This London Derby?

Conte’s team travel to the Emirates and look to put some distance between them, Manchester United and Liverpool who are close behind. It is the perfect time to push hard as United seem to be spiraling downwards – they haven’t won any of their last 4 games.   Facing the Gunners is a good years’ …