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Twitter has it’s say on Alvaro Morata’s “grease lightening” hairstyle

Alvaro Morata notched his first Chelsea goal in 2018 during the Blues’ win over Leicester City on Sunday afternoon.  The Spaniard, who had previously gone 11 games without a goal for Antonio Conte’s side, opened the scoring during his side’s 2-1 over the Foxes in the FA Cup quarter-final. Willian drove brilliantly from his own …

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 …

Barca defeat “unfair” insists Antonio Conte

Antonio Conte says he feels Chelsea’s defeat to Barcelona on Wednesday night was “unfair”. The Italian’s side were beaten 3-0 at the Camp Nou in the second leg of their Champions League last 16 tie. Twos goals from Lionel Messi, both through the legs of Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois, and a brilliant strike from Ousmane …

Dortmund star wants Michy Batshauyi to remain in Germany

Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus has urged Michy Batshuayi to remain at the Westfalenstadion next season after his brilliant form for Peter Stöger’s side. Batshuayi has seven goals in only nine games for Dortmund after he moved to the Bundesliga outfit on-loan for the remainder of the season back in January. The Belgian was shipped out of …

Club legend hints at return to Europe after turning 40

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has hinted he will make a return to Europe after turning 40 over the weekend.  The Ivorian, who is currently the player/owner of Phoenix Rising in America’s second tier, announced that he intends to retire from playing after he turned 40 on Sunday. “I’m surrounded by a lot of youngsters, and …

Chelsea midfielder identified as ‘number one target’ for Ligue 1 giants this summer

Chelsea midfielder N’golo Kante has been identified as PSG’s ‘number one’ transfer target this summer.  Canal+ report that the Ligue 1 leaders are on the lookout for a long-term replacement for veteran midfielder Thiago Motta, and have eyed Kante as their main target. The Parisian giants are also thought to be keeping tabs on AS Monaco …

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 …

Barcelona vs Chelsea: Champions League Injury Report

Chelsea should go into the Barcelona clash with high hopes. Even though the numbers don’t quite show it, the Blues were the better side at home against Barcelona. With a bit of luck the tie could have settled things at Stamford Bridge. According to recent statements from Conte, now it is all about experience and …

“10/10” – Chelsea fans praise Giroud after Frenchman’s display at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea fans have taken to Twitter to praise Olivier Giroud after his performance in the  2-1 victory over Crystal Palace yesterday afternoon.  Antonio Conte’s side produced a solid performance to earn a much needed three points at Stamford Bridge, surviving a late Palace comeback to get a first win in four. Willian opened the scoring …

PSG ace reveals previously unknown link with Chelsea as a youngster

PSG star Kylian Mbappe has revealed a previously unknown link with Chelsea after saying he spent time with the Premier League club as a youngster. Initially signed on loan, Mbappe will become the second most expensive player of all time when he completes his £160 million move from AS Monaco to the PSG outfit at …

Chelsea on red alert after Brazilian superstar’s £45 million move collapses

Chelsea and Manchester United are on red alert after Brazil star Arthur’s proposed move to Barcelona has fallen through. The Gremio midfielder was supposedly close to completing a £35 million transfer to Barcelona in the summer, however reports now suggest negotiations have broken down over the transfer fee. Marca report that Barcelona failed to meet …

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 …

Loan Report: How Are Chelsea’s Investments Performing So Far This Season

Since Roman Abramovich took control of Chelsea back in 2003, the club has been praised for their shrewd business in the transfer market, turning a profit by selling players year on year. However, more has been made in recent times about the amount of players currently employed by Chelsea and how many of those players …

Manchester City vs. Chelsea: player ratings – a day to forget for Antonio Conte’s men

Manchester City moved 18 points clear at the top of the Premier League after beating Chelsea 1-0 at The Etihad Stadium. Bernardo Silva’s goal – his second in as many games – early in the second half secured a well deserved victory for Pep Guardiola’s side against what looked like a deflated Chelsea. The victory …

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 …