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Wilkins slams ‘downgraded’ Chelsea side

Chelsea are a much weaker side this season than they were last, says former Blues star Ray Wilkins. The Blues stormed to victory in the Premier League last season, but look a bit shy of producing the same kind of form this season and many agree that Conte will find it very difficult to defend …

Oscar open to Chelsea return

Brazilian star Oscar has opened the door for a return to Chelsea, just months after he departed the club to China. Oscar left Stamford Bridge last January to join Shanghai SIPG in a deal worth around £52m, with the attacking midfielder earning a reported £400,000-a-week. During an interview with PL Brasil, the 26-year-old admitted he …

Chelsea star hoping to take his chance

Chelsea forward Michy Batshuayi says he hopes to take advantage Alvaro Morata’s hamstring injury by shining up top for the Blues. Morata has been brilliant so far this season for Chelsea, but he withdrew from the Spanish national squad this week after it emerged he suffered a hamstring injury during the Blues’ 1-0 defeat to …

Nevin questions Chelsea’s chances

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Former Blue Pat Nevin has questioned Chelsea’s chances of mounting a title challenge this season after they suffered their second defeat of the season on Saturday at home to Manchester City. Chelsea sit 4th in the table, 6 points behind the leaders City, and many have surprisingly doubted Conte’s chances of defending his Premier League …

Chelsea face big Morata blow

Chelsea could be set to face a huge blow to their title defence as they await the results of an injury sustained to star striker Alvaro Morata. The forward has pulled out of Spain‘s squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers with Albania and Israel, after a reported hamstring problem. Morata joined Chelsea during the …

Conte: Title defence much harder at Chelsea

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has admitted that the challenge of defending a league title is much greater in the Premier League to that of the Serie A. After joining Chelsea last summer, the former Italy boss charged the league and led the Blues to a comfortable victory in the title race. Early on this season …

Conte pushes Hazard to become world’s best

Chelsea winger Eden Hazard has been told he must take full advantage of his talent in order to make it all the way to the top and be put in the same bracket as Messi and Ronaldo. Manager Antonio Conte made the statement on his forward, who has only just got into the swing of …

Hazard on the same level as Messi and Ronaldo

Chelsea new boy and club-record signing Alvaro Morata believes team-mate Eden Hazard is up there as one of the top 3 players on the planet. Hazard is well known as a star in world football, but he has not quite managed to make it into the bracket of Messi and Ronaldo. However, despite still recovering …

Chelsea vs Manchester City: Match Preview and Predictions

Chelsea host Premier League leaders Manchester City this weekend in what promises to be a belter of a match up. The two sides are high flying so far this season, and many predict that along with Manchester United they are facing a three horse race for the title. City have taken the league by storm …

Why replacing Morata with Costa is a great piece of business

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Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata scored a symbolic hat-trick to put Stoke to the sword less than 24 hours after the club announced the departure of Diego Costa. It was an emphatic statement from Morata after the changing of the guard and showed that Costa should not be missed. Morata has been a revelation since joining …

Conte hails historic Chelsea performance

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has hailed his sides performance against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night, saying they played with great personality and desire. Chelsea became the first English side to win at Atletico Madrid, and did so in emphatic style with a 94th minute winner after going 1-0 down. The Blues now sit top of …

Diego Costa leaves message to Chelsea

Diego Costa has taken to Facebook in order to thank Chelsea following his move to Atletico Madrid. The troubled forward joined the Blues from Atletico back in 2014, but after being supposedly deemed surplus to requirements by manager Antonio Conte, the Spanish international has transferred back the other way for a fee believed to be …

Legends decide which Premier League strikers are World Class

Former Premier League stars Thierry Henry and Jamie Carragher have admitted that Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is the only world class forward in the league – sighting Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata, Tottenham’s Harry Kane and Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku as close. Over the past 25 years the Premier League has presented some of the finest …

Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea: Match Preview and Predictions

Chelsea continue their Champions League campaign this week against Spanish side Atletico Madrid, with Antonio Conte’s men hoping to carry on their fine form so far this season. The game promises to be a fascinating encounter, especially with the Diego Costa saga reaching its conclusion – as the Spanish international leaves Stamford Bridge to join …

Conte did right replacing Costa with Morata

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Jamie Redknapp says that Chelsea boss Antonio Conte made the right decision by allowing Diego Costa to leave the club, bringing in Alvaro Morata as his replacement. Costa was prolific during his time at Stamford Bridge, but his relationship with Conte turned sour after the boss supposedly deemed him surplus to requirements at the club. …

Update: Hazard praises new Chelsea signings

Chelsea’s newboys have been praised by star man Eden Hazard. The Blues spent just under £200m on new recruits during the summer, bringing in 6 new faces at the club. Willy Caballero was brought in by Chelsea on a free transfer from Manchester City, and was joined by club record signing Alvaro Morata, Antonio Rudiger, …

Conte looking ahead to Atletico Madrid clash

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is looking to continue the Blues’ fine form of late, setting his sights on their Champions League showdown with Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night. The Blues beat Stoke City 4-0 away from home on Saturday, making them one of the in-form sides in the Premier League. Conte hailed his team’s performance, …

Conte thanks Diego Costa for Chelsea service

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has thanked striker Diego Costa for his service to Chelsea during his three years at the club. Conte only managed Costa for one of those years, and the couple had numerous hiccups during that time with the latest of them supposedly pushing the Spanish international out of the club. Costa managed …

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