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Chelsea midfielder Cesc hints at Conte frustration over positional switch

Posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com106 hits

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has taken a veiled dig at manager Antonio Conte. Cesc has hinted he was played out of position last season. While doing punditry for the BBC, he compared his role to that Kevin de Bruyne has been asked to play for Belgium. "Especially for Belgium now, [De Bruyne] plays a little bit deeper," Cesc said. "I am not a big fan of this because he is so good and he...Full Story »

Real Madrid 'call' Chelsea boss Conte about LaLiga move, but...

Posted Friday, June 08, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com163 hits

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has turned down an approach from Real Madrid. Sky Italia says Conte has fielded and rejected an attempt from Real as he remains under contract with Chelsea. Real Madrid directors did call Conte on Wednesday to ask if he was interested in the role. However, he turned them down for a number of reasons, first of all that he intends to respect his contract with Chelse...Full Story »

Chelsea target Maurizio Sarri wants to replace Antonio Conte... but David Luiz remains key

Posted Thursday, May 24, 2018 by hits

Maurizio Sarri to Chelsea: Could it all depend on David Luiz? MAURIZIO SARRI has rejected a £5.2 million a year offer to manage Zenit St Petersburg as he holds out for an offer from Chelsea. Sarri, 59, was replaced last night by Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis as his club agreed terms with former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti on a two-year-deal. But to complicate the situation, ...Full Story »

Antonio Conte warns Chelsea: 'We must change many players'

Posted Monday, May 21, 2018 by ESPN87 hits

Antonio Conte claimed that Chelsea do not have the players to be successful with a more expansive style of football after a dogged defensive display saw off Manchester United in the FA Cup final. Eden Hazard broke the deadlock at Wembley when he won and converted a penalty in the 22nd minute and Chelsea spent much of the remainder of the game sitting deep to protect their lead, with Antonio Rud...Full Story »

Chelsea losing a 'serial winner' if the let me go, says defiant Antonio Conte

Posted Sunday, May 20, 2018 by ESPN116 hits

LONDON -- Antonio Conte insisted that he cannot change and warned that Chelsea will be losing a "serial winner" if they decide to let him go after winning the FA Cup with a 1-0 victory over Manchester United. Eden Hazard's first-half penalty proved the difference as Chelsea ended a disappointing season by edging United in an underwhelming final at Wembley, securing Conte the trophy that elude...Full Story »

Antonio Conte defends himself and his position after winning FA Cup

Posted Sunday, May 20, 2018 by PA49 hits

Antonio Conte says he is a “serial winner” who “can’t change” as he challenged Chelsea to back him or sack him after Saturday’s FA Cup success.Speculation has been rife all season that Conte will be axed as head coach this summer.The Italian won the Premier League 12 months ago in his first campaign, only for the Blues to finish fifth this term, missing out on...Full Story »

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte makes sack revelation ahead of the FA Cup final with Man Utd

Posted Saturday, May 19, 2018 by hits

Antonio Conte admits he may be sacked as Chelsea manager even if he wins the FA Cup final ANTONIO CONTE has admitted he could be sacked by Chelsea even if he wins the FA Cup. But the Chelsea manager insists he is an even bigger hero this season than last, when his team lifted the Premier League title. Conte, whose side have endured a difficult campaign, finishing fifth in the league and missi...Full Story »

Conte expects to stay at Chelsea despite missing out on Champions League

Posted Monday, May 14, 2018 by PA59 hits

A defiant Antonio Conte insisted he expects to remain Chelsea boss next season despite failing to qualify for the Champions League.The Blues, who face Manchester United in the FA Cup final at Wembley next Saturday, saw their faint hopes of overhauling fourth-placed Liverpool on the final day of the Premier League season go up in smoke courtesy of a 3-0 defeat at Newcastle.Speculation is rife tha...Full Story »

Chelsea's Antonio Conte says future will be 'more clear' in next week

Posted Saturday, May 12, 2018 by ESPN80 hits

Antonio Conte admitted that he is in the dark about Chelsea's postseason plans amid ongoing speculation that he will leave the club after the FA Cup final against Manchester United. Chelsea are expected to part with Conte this summer, after months of public and private tensions with senior figures over the club's transfer policy as well as a sharp decline in results since the turn of the year. ...Full Story »

Fit-again Puncheon back in contention for Palace

Posted Saturday, May 12, 2018 by PA42 hits

Crystal Palace have Jason Puncheon available for Sunday’s visit of West Brom following his recovery from a long-term knee injury that had been expected to end his season.Connor Wickham is another player in contention, also following a long-term knee injury that means he is yet to make a first-team appearance this season.At the end of a season disrupted by injury, Palace’s only absent...Full Story »

Antonio Conte refuses to commit his future to Blues after Huddersfield draw

Posted Thursday, May 10, 2018 by hits

Antonio Conte refused to say whether he’ll be at Chelsea next season ANTONIO CONTE has refused to say whether he’ll be at Chelsea next season. The Blues were held to a 1-1 draw against Huddersfield this evening, which all but ended Chelsea’s top four hopes. Chelsea need Liverpool to lose against Brighton on Sunday and the Blues must beat Newcastle to secure a Champions Leagu...Full Story »

Antonio Conte targeting Champions League place after Chelsea beat Liverpool

Posted Monday, May 07, 2018 by PA64 hits

Antonio Conte had almost written off Chelsea’s Champions League qualification hopes a month ago, but now dares to dream of upsetting Liverpool or Tottenham and claiming a place in the Premier League top four.A 1-0 win over Champions League finalists Liverpool on Sunday, courtesy of Olivier Giroud’s first-half header, saw the Blues move within two points of Spurs with two games to pla...Full Story »

Luck required for Champions League success - Conte

Posted Saturday, May 05, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com60 hits

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte feels teams need luck to win the Champions League. After progressing through a tough group at the expense of Atletico Madrid this season, Chelsea were knocked out by Barcelona at the last-16 stage. Conte's side face a battle to qualify for next term's Champions League, with a five-point gap to make up on the top four going into Sunday's home game against thir...Full Story »

Chelsea FC vs Liverpool - Marcos Alonso back in contention for Chelsea after ban

Posted Saturday, May 05, 2018 by PA104 hits

Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso is available again for Sunday’s Premier League clash with Liverpool. Alonso was banned retrospectively for three matches for violent conduct against Southampton. Midfielder Danny Drinkwater is available following a groin injury but has been left out for the last two games. Defenders David Luiz (knee) and Ethan Ampadu (ankle) are out. Liverpool defender ...Full Story »

George Thorne back in contention for Derby’s clash with Barnsley

Posted Friday, May 04, 2018 by PA39 hits

Derby midfielder George Thorne is back in contention for the home game against Barnsley.Thorne has been left out of the match-day squad since the end of March, but boss Gary Rowett hinted he could be involved on the final day.Rowett has no other new injury or suspension worries following last week’s draw at Aston Villas as his side bid to secure a play-off place.Forward Sam Winnall (k...Full Story »

Birmingham vs Fulham - Dean back in contention for Birmingham’s crunch clash

Posted Thursday, May 03, 2018 by PA57 hits

Birmingham will have Harlee Dean available for their crunch game against Fulham as they battle against relegation.The defender has been banned for the last two games, including last weekend’s 3-1 defeat at QPR.Marc Roberts has been deputising but could now drop out.Blues are two points above the Sky Bet Championship relegation zone, although with a superior goal difference to 22nd-place Bu...Full Story »

Antonio Conte: Lack of a true top goalscorer has cost Chelsea

Posted Monday, April 30, 2018 by squawka.com98 hits

Antonio Conte has conceded that Chelsea have struggled this season without the presence of a recognised goalscoring threat in the final third. Eden Hazard leads the charge as top goalscorer of the club this season on 12 league goals, while record-signing Alvaro Morata has only netted on 11 occasions since joining from Real Madrid in the summer. In his debut season with the Blues, Conte lifte...Full Story »

Antonio Conte still harbours top-four hopes after Chelsea’s victory over Swansea

Posted Sunday, April 29, 2018 by PA60 hits

Antonio Conte believes Chelsea’s Champions League hopes are very much alive after their 1-0 win at Swansea.Cesc Fabregas’ fourth-minute strike – his 50th in the Premier League – settled a hard-fought contest and reduced the gap to fourth-placed Tottenham to two points.Tottenham have a game in hand – at home to Watford on Monday – but third-placed Liverpool are...Full Story »

Conte: No contact with PSG

Posted Saturday, April 28, 2018 by Goal.com59 hits

Antonio Conte has reaffirmed his commitment to Chelsea and denied being in contact with Paris Saint-Germain about a move to the Ligue 1 champions. Unai Emery and PSG confirmed on Friday the Spaniard will leave the club at the end of the season, despite only needing to beat third-tier side Les Herbiers in the Coupe de France final to depart with a domestic treble. European failures have dogge...Full Story »

Colchester pair Ryan Inniss and Tom Lapslie back in contention for Swindon clash

Posted Friday, April 27, 2018 by PA38 hits

Colchester manager John McGreal could be boosted by the return of Ryan Inniss and Tom Lapslie for Saturday’s League Two clash with Swindon.Defender Inniss has been sidelined since the end of February by a knee problem, while midfielder Lapslie has missed the last four games with a hamstring injury, but both are back in contention.However, Brennan Dickenson, who has not played since March 3...Full Story »

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