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Antonio Conte says Chelsea signing striker would not mean Michy Batshuayi leaves

Posted Monday, January 29, 2018 by PA52 hits

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte suggested following Sunday’s 3-0 FA Cup win over Newcastle that he wants a new striker – but not at the expense of Michy Batshuayi.Batshuayi scored twice in the first half and Marcos Alonso netted a fine free-kick as the Blues avoided elimination from a second cup competition in a week after Wednesday’s Carabao Cup semi-final loss at Arsenal.Che...Full Story »

Antonio Conte not worried by Chelsea sack threat but admits having sleepless nights

Posted Saturday, January 27, 2018 by Skysports.com74 hits

Chelsea are understood to be frustrated with Antonio Conte over comments about the club's transfer policy Antonio Conte insists he is not worried about the threat of being sacked as Chelsea head coach but admits having trouble sleeping due to "difficult situations". Chelsea are becoming increasingly frustrated with Conte appearing to publically criticise their transfer policy, Sky Sports News ...Full Story »

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich angry with Antonio Conte, replacements lined up

Posted Friday, January 26, 2018 by hits

Antonio Conte has annoyed Roman Abramovich after his latest outburst The Stamford Bridge owner is raging after Conte claimed that the club’s signings this season were nothing to do with him. Conte is widely expected to leave at the end of the season but his rant could now speed up his Stamford Bridge exit. Sources close to the billionaire claim Abramovich was upset at Conte’s publ...Full Story »

Conte rules Morata and Fabregas out of Arsenal clash

Posted Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com108 hits

Alvaro Morata and Cesc Fabregas will definitely miss Chelsea's EFL Cup semi-final second leg at Arsenal on Wednesday, Antonio Conte has confirmed. Chelsea make the trip to Emirates Stadium hoping to book a place in the final, with the goalless draw in the first leg teeing up the return match perfectly. But Morata, who missed Saturday's 4-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion through suspension...Full Story »

Chelsea boss Conte happy to prove critics wrong with thumping win at Brighton

Posted Sunday, January 21, 2018 by PA26 hits

Antonio Conte felt Chelsea proved a point to the cynics after a thumping 4-0 victory at Brighton.Two-goal Eden Hazard inspired the champions, stuttering in the top four after three straight draws, to their first win of 2018.The Blues were without Alvaro Morata through suspension and are continually being linked with a new striker, but they had no problem finding the net at the Amex Stadium.And b...Full Story »

Arfield in contention to return for United clash

Posted Saturday, January 20, 2018 by PA25 hits

Scott Arfield could return to the Burnley line-up for Saturday’s clash withManchester United after shrugging off a hamstring strain sustained in the New Year’s Day defeat to Liverpool. Arfield’s return would be a major boost to Burnley boss Sean Dyche, who will be without striker Jon Walters for up to eight weeks after the 34-year-old underwent knee surgery. Defender Stephe...Full Story »

Huntington and Earl in contention for Blues clash

Posted Friday, January 19, 2018 by PA28 hits

Preston could have Paul Huntington and Josh Earl back for Saturday’s Championship game at home to Birmingham.Huntington is expected back after a hamstring injury, while Earl has trained this week, having recovered from a knee problem.Calum Woods, however, has a calf strain and is unlikely to be fit and Darnell Fisher is also a doubt with a hip injury. The game is likely to come too soon as...Full Story »

Jose Mourinho tricked into signing ‘Antonio Conte No 1’ shirt by TV pranksters

Posted Friday, January 19, 2018 by hits

The Special One was ambushed by an Italian TV company outside the Lowry Hotel in Manchester Jose Mourinho’s feud with Antonio Conte has been pretty spicy in recent weeks. The Manchester United manager has waged a war of words with his Chelsea counterpart, after suggesting that the Italian behaved “like a clown” on the touchline. Conte hit back, saying Mourinho had “se...Full Story »

Henry back in contention for Bolton

Posted Friday, January 19, 2018 by PA35 hits

Bolton midfelder Karl Henry could be set to return for the visit of Ipswich after hamstring and back problems.Henry has missed the last two matches but could return after training well this week.Fellow midfielder Darren Pratley is not expected back from a broken leg until the end of the month.On-loan Everton midfielder Harry Charsley made his debut in last weekend’s defeat at Brentford and...Full Story »

Conte calls for VAR improvements

Posted Thursday, January 18, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com60 hits

Antonio Conte believes improvements are needed to the video assistant referee (VAR) system if it is to be used in English football. VAR is being trialled in the FA Cup, with the system in use for Chelsea's FA Cup replay against Norwich City on Wednesday when the Premier League side progressed to the fourth round after a 5-3 penalty shoot-out win following a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge. But t...Full Story »

Conte packing in homework as Chelsea games stack up

Posted Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com111 hits

Chelsea head coach is happy to continue crafting tactical plans at home but fears his players and others are being overworked in England. Antonio Conte is working overtime at home to cope with Chelsea's busy schedule, which he does not feel is justified by the riches on offer in English football. The reigning Premier League champions face Norwich City in an FA Cup third-round replay at Stamf...Full Story »

Antonio Conte: Alvaro Morata is not Chelsea’s only problem

Posted Monday, January 15, 2018 by squawka.com123 hits

Antonio Conte insists Chelsea‘s goal drought is not solely the result of Alvaro Morata's poor run of form. The 25-year-old Spaniard has not scored for the Blues since the win over Brighton on Boxing Day, unable to find the net in his past five games. Chelsea, meanwhile, have now recorded three straight goalless draws for the first time in their history. Morata, the club's record signi...Full Story »

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte reacts to Leicester draw with Arsenal game to blame

Posted Sunday, January 14, 2018 by hits

The Blues were held to a 0-0 draw by the Foxes today at Stamford Bridge. And Chelsea were lucky not to lose to Claude Puel’s side, who dominated the first half as Jamie Vardy ran the hosts ragged. A red card to Ben Chilwell saw Leicester sit back after the break but Chelsea failed to break the visitors down. The Blues played Arsenal on Wednesday in the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg -...Full Story »

Conte: I face uncertain Chelsea future

Posted Saturday, January 13, 2018 by foxsportsasia.com33 hits

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte admits that “anything is possible” when it comes to his future at Stamford Bridge. Recent reports in Italy have linked Juventus boss Max Allegri and Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri with the Chelsea job, and Conte realises that being a Premier League manager does not come with a lot of job security. “I have another year of (my) contract with this club,...Full Story »

Luis Enrique and Allegri emerge as favourites to replace Conte at Chelsea

Posted Saturday, January 13, 2018 by Marca.com86 hits

With Antonio Conte unlikely to remain at Chelsea at the end of the season the club is looking at alternatives and Luis Enrique and Massimiliano Allegri have emerged as the favourites to take his place. According to the Daily Mail, former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique is a firm possibility, along with Allegri, while less so is Maurizio Sarri. Carlo Ancelotti, however, is not on the short lis...Full Story »

Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho calls end to feud with Antonio Conte

Posted Saturday, January 13, 2018 by Skysports.com101 hits

Jose Mourinho says he hurt Antonio Conte with his words and has drawn a line under their feud Jose Mourinho called an end to the war of words between himself and Antonio Conte after saying he "hurt" the Chelsea manager. The two managers have been embroiled in a spat since Mourinho accused some Premier League bosses of acting like 'clowns' on the touchline, which led to Conte to suggest that Mo...Full Story »

Newcastle vs Swansea City - Rob Elliot in contention for Newcastle return

Posted Saturday, January 13, 2018 by PA86 hits

Goalkeeper Rob Elliot could return to the Newcastle team for Saturday's Premier League clash with Swansea after shaking off a thigh injury. Elliot sat out last weekend's FA Cup third-round victory over Luton, as did defender Chancel Mbemba (knee), but both could be included in the squad for the Swans' visit to St James' Park. However, manager Rafael Benitez will still be without striker Aleksa...Full Story »

Sheffield United vs Sheffield Wed. - New signings in contention to make Blades bows in derby

Posted Friday, January 12, 2018 by PA48 hits

Sheffield United could hand debuts to Ryan Leonard, Lee Evans and James Wilson against Sheffield Wednesday on Friday night. All three joined the club this week and boss Chris Wilder could throw them straight into his side as the Blades try and achieve a first Steel City derby double since 2005-06. Wilder could also recall a number of players after he made nine changes for the FA Cup win at Ips...Full Story »

Cambridge United vs Mansfield - David Amoo and Paul Lewis in contention for Cambridge

Posted Saturday, January 13, 2018 by PA36 hits

David Amoo and Paul Lewis are in contention when Cambridge host Mansfield in League Two. Striker Amoo has had a hamstring problem and midfielder Lewis a knee issue, but both returned to training this week. Midfielder Adam Phillips has signed a six-month loan deal from Norwich and could make his debut, but George Taft has returned to parent club Mansfield at the end of his temporary deal. Midf...Full Story »

Four Tigers return to contention

Posted Saturday, January 13, 2018 by PA20 hits

The Hull quartet of Allan McGregor, Michael Dawson, Jackson Irvine and Nouha Dicko all return to contention for the home game against Reading.All four sat out last week's FA Cup win at Blackburn and boss Nigel Adkins must decide whether to recall them or retain David Marshall, Max Clark, Evandro and Adama Diomande.Seb Larsson is also pushing for a recall, while Adkins has no major new injury or...Full Story »

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