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Antonio Conte admires Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola

Posted Sunday, March 04, 2018 by Skysports.com57 hits

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte is an admirer of Man City boss Pep Guardiola Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte admits he admires Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola who is a "great coach". City lead fifth-placed Chelsea, the Premier League holders, by 22 points ahead of Sunday's Sky Live clash at the Etihad Stadium. Conte expects City to build on their impressive second season under Guardiola,...Full Story »

Pep Guardiola praises Antonio Conte for changing English football

Posted Saturday, March 03, 2018 by Skysports.com55 hits

Pep Guardiola believes Antonio Conte's approach will have a lasting effect on the English game Pep Guardiola is surprised at Chelsea's poor defence of their Premier League title, but praised Antonio Conte for changing English football. Conte secured the title in his first season at Stamford Bridge having arrived in the Premier League at the same time Guardiola was appointed as Manchester City ...Full Story »

Antonio Conte slams Chelsea board for lack of ambition as war of words rumbles on

Posted Saturday, March 03, 2018 by hits

Antonio Conte has repeatedly clashed with the Chelsea board this season ANTONIO CONTE has told Chelsea they have not matched his ambition. Chelsea visit Premier League leaders Manchester City on Sunday struggling to capture a top four place less than a year after winning the title in Conte's first season in English football. Conte pointed to Man City's runaway success, with Pep Guardiola's te...Full Story »

Tottenham vs Huddersfield - Defender Jan Vertonghen in contention for Huddersfield clash

Posted Saturday, March 03, 2018 by PA55 hits

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen is in contention to start Saturday’s Premier League clash with Huddersfield.The Belgium international has returned to training following an ankle injury and will strengthen the defence in the continued absence of Toby Alderweireld (hamstring).Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino must also decide whether to retain Fernando Llorente following his FA Cup hat-tri...Full Story »

Midfielder Jiri Skalak back in contention for Brighton

Posted Saturday, March 03, 2018 by PA23 hits

Brighton have no new injury concerns ahead of their Premier League clash against Arsenal on Sunday.The Seagulls have a nearly fully-fit squad for the visit of Arsene Wenger’s side, with midfielder Jiri Skalak in contention having overcome an ankle injury.Steve Sidwell (ankle) remains a long-term absentee but Chris Hughton has everyone else available.Jack Wilshere is a doubt for Arsenal. Th...Full Story »

Italian FA confirm interest in Chelsea boss Antonio Conte for national job

Posted Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by hits

Antonio Conte has been linked with the Italy national job Starsport first revealed that Conte will be offered the chance to make a quick return to coaching with his country if he is sacked by the Blues. And former Italy great Alessandro Costacurta, who works for the Italian FA, confirmed that he will seek talks with the 48-year-old. Costacurta said: "I haven't chosen yet but I think Conte is ...Full Story »

Reading vs Sheffield United - Chris Martin back in contention for Reading

Posted Tuesday, February 27, 2018 by PA70 hits

Reading striker Chris Martin returns to contention for the home game against Sheffield United.Martin, on-loan from Derby until the end of the season, was ineligible to face his parent club at the weekend.Boss Jaap Stam has reported no new injury problems following his side’s 3-3 home draw on Saturday and is expected to choose from an unchanged squad.John Swift (hamstring) stepped off ...Full Story »

Jose Mourinho declares row with Antonio Conte finished after MU win

Posted Monday, February 26, 2018 by ESPN98 hits

Jose Mourinho says his feud with Antonio Conte is over after Manchester United beat Chelsea at Old Trafford. The two managers shook hands before and after the game, which United won 2-1 thanks to goals from Romelu Lukaku and substitute Jesse Lingard. Chelsea had led through Willian's first-half strike, but now find themselves six points behind United with 10 games to go. Mourinho and Conte ha...Full Story »

Conte admits Chelsea could struggle to finish in Premier League top four

Posted Monday, February 26, 2018 by PA33 hits

Antonio Conte criticised his players for allowing a lead to slip away against Manchester United and accepted Chelsea may struggle to finish in the top four.Willian deservedly put the visitors ahead at Old Trafford and Chelsea dominated possession but Romelu Lukaku quickly equalised and substitute Jesse Lingard headed in the winner with 15 minutes remaining.The result, coupled with Tottenham&rsqu...Full Story »

Antonio Conte keen to end war of words with Jose Mourinho

Posted Saturday, February 24, 2018 by Skysports.com63 hits

Antonio Conte is ready to put his war of words with Jose Mourinho behind him Antonio Conte is keen to put an end to his war of words with Jose Mourinho ahead of Chelsea taking on Manchester United. The two managers will see their sides go head to head on Super Sunday, live on Sky Sports, and Conte is focused solely on the task ahead. Conte and Mourinho have clashed several times over the cour...Full Story »

Lincoln duo Danny Rowe and Lee Frecklington in contention to face Crewe

Posted Friday, February 23, 2018 by PA16 hits

Danny Cowley is hoping for a double boost as Lincoln attempt to bounce back from last Saturday’s defeat at Crawley against Crewe.Midfielder Danny Rowe has returned to training after shaking off a stomach muscle injury and could be included in the squad, and he could be joined by Lee Frecklington, who has been working his way back from a calf problem.Keeper Josh Vickers and central defender...Full Story »

Antonio Conte delivers exit warning and challenges Chelsea board to showdown meeting

Posted Thursday, February 22, 2018 by hits

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte wants talks with the Blues board ANTONIO CONTE has insisted that he and the Chelsea board need to settle their differences if he is to stay at Stamford Bridge but warned that he will have plenty of options if he leaves. The Italian will still have 12 months left on his £9million a year contract at the end of this season although it is widely believed that he ...Full Story »

Antonio Conte admits one mistake cost Chelsea against Barcelona

Posted Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by PA51 hits

Antonio Conte felt Chelsea had come close to playing a “perfect game” against Barcelona.The Blues were leading the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash thanks to Willian’s strike, only for a defensive error to gift Lionel Messi an equaliser.The goal, Messi’s first in nine matches against Chelsea, means they now face an uphill task to avoid a European exi...Full Story »

Derby County vs Leeds United - Thorne back in contention as Derby take on Leeds

Posted Tuesday, February 20, 2018 by PA66 hits

Derby midfielder George Thorne will return to contention for the home game against Leeds. Thorne missed the recent defeat at Sheffield Wednesday due to a back problem, but has returned to training and will be included in the squad. Boss Gary Rowett has no new injury or suspension problems, while goalkeeper Jonathan Mitchell is back in training after recovering from a broken finger. Str...Full Story »

'We must be prepared to suffer' - Conte's Chelsea bracing for tought Barca test

Posted Tuesday, February 20, 2018 by Goal.com96 hits

The Blues manager knows his side must work hard to keep Lionel Messi and Co. in check in the Champions League last-16 clashAntonio Conte hailed Lionel Messi as the best player in the world but warned his Chelsea players not to become fixated with Barcelona's talisman in Tuesday's imposing Champions League clash at Stamford Bridge. Five-time Ballon d'Or winner Messi has an unusually poor recor...Full Story »

Chelsea vs Barcelona - Preparing for Barcelona has given Antonio Conte sleepless nights

Posted Tuesday, February 20, 2018 by PA88 hits

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte admits planning for the visit of Barcelona to Stamford Bridge in the Champions League has given him sleepless nights.The thought of trying to keep a strikeforce of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez quiet has understandably given the Italian plenty to think about. Conte, whose side warmed up for Barcelona by beating Hull City 4-0 to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals, knows ...Full Story »

Conte agent confident of Chelsea stay: He doesn't like...

Posted Sunday, February 18, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com79 hits

The agent of Antonio Conte expects him to remain with Chelsea next season. Conte continues to be linked with the vacant Italy national team job. But Federico Pastorello has other ideas, stating: "Conte has already been through that experience and prefers to work with the squad on a daily basis. "I see him at Chelsea next year. "He has a contract valid for another season-and-a-half and does...Full Story »

I have a selection headache for Barcelona clash, admits Conte

Posted Saturday, February 17, 2018 by PA28 hits

Chelsea’s Antonio Conte revealed his team’s convincing performance in their 4-0 defeat of Hull has given him a selection dilemma for Tuesday’s Champions League tie with Barcelona.The manager had rotated his team for the FA Cup fifth-round visit of the Championship Tigers and ahead of their fixtures with Barca, Manchester United and Manchester City, and then saw several fringe p...Full Story »

Why Luis Enrique is the perfect fit to replace Antonio Conte - Albert Ferrer

Posted Friday, February 16, 2018 by hits

Luis Enrique could replace Antonio Conte at Chelsea. Conte has come under mounting pressure because Chelsea sit precariously in fourth place in the Premier League table. However, a 3-0 win against West Brom on Monday appeared to bide the Italian some time. But there is still a major threat that owner Roman Abramovich will wield the axe and begin his hunt for the next manager. And former Chel...Full Story »

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte boosted by win over West Brom as Blues sack claims subside

Posted Tuesday, February 13, 2018 by hits

Antonio Conte was handed a lifeline with the 3-0 win over West Brom CHELSEA boss Antonio Conte has dismissed speculation about his future after the Blues picked up a convincing 3-0 win against West Brom at Stamford Bridge. Antonio Conte has been under pressure this month following shock defeats against Bournemouth and Watford. The Italian made it clear he was feeling the heat and issued a des...Full Story »

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