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Gary Cahill defends Manchester City star after “difficult week”

Gary Cahill has defended ‘great character’ Raheem Sterling after what he described as a ‘difficult week’ for the Manchester City star. Cahill and Sterling were both on international duty yesterday afternoon with England as Gareth Southgate’s men beat Nigeria 2-1 in their penultimate game before this summer’s World Cup. Cahill opened the scoring for the …

“It’s pointless trying to take him on” – Pat Nevin praises Chelsea defender after brilliant debut season

Former Chelsea star Pat Nevin has praised defender Antonio Rudiger for his strong start to life in English football, and believes the Germany international can play a crucial part in the Blues future.  Rudiger joined Chelsea from AS Roma last summer, and has since established himself as a stalwart in Antonio Conte’s side – the …

Chelsea fans “deserve more” says Antonio Conte after Newcastle defeat

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has conceded that the club’s fans “deserve more” after yesterday afternoon’s shock defeat to Newcastle United. The Blues’ Premier League season came to an end in the worst possible fashion as they were swept aside 3-0 at St James Park thanks to a Dwight Gayle strike and Ayoze Perez’s second-half brace. …

Report: Lossl saves Terriers but condemns Conte

Huddersfield Town opted to miss their flight home last night after securing their Premier League status at Stamford Bridge, instead taking the team bus – presumably packed with beers to chug and champagne to pop. After a frustrating 96 minutes for Antonio Conte and Chelsea however, the final whistle bought a very much sober realisation …

Cesc Fabregas throws shade at team-mate after difficult season at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has hinted that team-mate Alvaro Morata has been a huge downfall for the club this season after a difficult term at Stamford Bridge. The Blues currently sit in 5th place in the top flight and in danger of missing out on Champions League football for the second time in only three …

Giroud already a ‘cult hero’ at Stamford Bridge insist Chelsea fans after Liverpool victory

Chelsea fans believe striker Olivier Giroud is already on the road to becoming a club hero after the Frenchman hit his fifth goal for Antonio Conte’s side yesterday afternoon. Giroud scored the only goal as Chelsea ran out 1-0 winners against Liverpool to keep alive their hopes of a top four finish. The strike, a …

Conte hails “brilliant” Chelsea after Liverpool victory

Antonio Conte has hailed his Chelsea side as “brilliant” following their 1-0 victory over Liverpool this afternoon. The Blues edged a tight affair at Stamford Bridge with Olivier Giroud’s first-half header proving enough to earn all three points for the home side. Jurgen Klopp’s men threatened throughout, however were denied by some brilliant Chelsea defending …

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 fans praise ‘magic’ Fabregas after Spaniard nets 50th Premier League goal

Chelsea fans have praised Cesc Fabregas after his match-winning strike against Swansea yesterday afternoon. The Spaniard bent home a superb effort in just the fourth minute at the Liberty Stadium to secure a 1-0 victory for Antonio Conte’s side. The win was the Blue’s third on the bounce in the Premier League, keeping alive their …

Giroud’s FA Cup stunner one of the competition’s ‘best ever goals’ says former England star

Olivier Giroud’s stunning goal against Southampton is one of the competition’s greatest ever goals says former England star Jermaine Jenas. The Frenchman opened the scoring just after half-time in Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Mark Hughe’s side this afternoon in their FA Cup semi-final clash. Fed by Eden Hazard, Giroud produced some stunning footwork to weave …

Chelsea fans applaud “king” Victor Moses after Burnley victory

Chelsea fans have heaped praise on Victor Moses after his terrific display in the win against 2-1 win against Burnley last night. The Nigerian played a huge role in opening goal, with his ball across the box being deflected into the Burnley net by defender Kevin Long to gift the Blues the lead. Antonio Conte’s …

Cahill gives honest assessment of Chelsea’s dwindling European hopes

Chelsea skipper Gary Cahill has provided a frank assessment of his side’s hopes of qualifying for Europe, admitting a top four finish this season is unlikely. Antonio Conte’s side won there first top flight game in three at the weekend as they beat struggling Southampton 3-2 at St. Marys. An Olivier Giroud brace – his …

Giroud shares delight at hitting first Premier League goals with Chelsea

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has shared his delight after hitting his first Premier League goals for the Blues. The Frenchman bagged twice at the weekend in Chelsea’s 3-2 turnaround victory against Southampton. On as a second-half substitute with the Blues trailing 2-0, the Frenchman turned around the game for Antonio Conte’s side, heading home to …

Giroud: I joined Chelsea to challenge for titles

Olivier Giroud has revealed the reason he chose to swap Arsenal for Chelsea. The Frenchman joined the Blues on deadline of the January transfer window in an £18 million move. Since the switch, Giroud has bagged three goals, two of which came today as Antonio Conte’s side pulled off a remarkable turnaround from 2-0 against …

Eden Hazard: missing out on the Champions League could be a blessing in disguise

Eden Hazard has said he believes missing out on Champions League football next season could be a blessing in disguise for Chelsea. Antonio Conte’s side currently sit 5th in the Premier League table, and the weekend’s draw against West Ham saw them slip to ten points behind fourth placed Spurs with only six games to …

“He’s cost us the season” – Chelsea fans slam defender after Spurs nightmare

Chelsea fans have slammed defender Andreas Christensen after his woeful performance in the 3-1 defeat to Tottenham yesterday afternoon. Antonio Conte’s side’s hopes of a top four finish were all but extinguished by Spurs, who won at Stamford Bridge for the first time in 28 years. The hosts took the lead on the half-hour mark …

Conte an “asset for the club” and Chelsea must keep him on next year insists club legend

Chelsea legend Zianfrano Zola has insisted his former side must do everything in their power to keep Antonio Conte at the club next season. Rumours are circulating that Chelsea are already lining up a replacement for Conte at the end of the season, with former Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel the supposed favourite for the …

Conte hails performances of Spain duo after Leicester City win

Antonio Conte has hailed the performances of Spain duo Alvaro Morata and Pedro after his side’s FA Cup quarter-final victory over Leicester City at the weekend. Chelsea overcame Claude Puel’s men 2-1 in a thrilling 120 minutes of football at the King Power Stadium on Sunday afternoon – with Morata and Pedro grabbing the Blues’ …

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