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Conte calls for ‘great resilience’ against Barcelona – after narrow win over Palace

Posted Sunday, March 11, 2018 by PA36 hits

Antonio Conte has called on Chelsea to show resilience in Barcelona and says he will consult his players on tactics for Wednesday’s Champions League clash at the Nou Camp.The Blues head coach was speaking after watching his side cling on unconvincingly to a 2-1 victory over relegation-threatened Crystal Palace. It was just their fifth win from 16 games in 2018.With the Champions League las...Full Story »

Chelsea FC 2 - 1 Crystal Palace: Chelsea hold off Palace but concerns remain for Conte

Posted Sunday, March 11, 2018 by PA86 hits

Chelsea clung on to a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge which will do little to boost the Blues’ fragile confidence ahead of Wednesday’s trip to Barcelona.Willian’s fifth goal in five games and an own goal from Martin Kelly gave Chelsea a 2-0 half-time lead, but Palace gave their hosts plenty of cause for concern.Palace striker Alexander Sorloth hit the post after ...Full Story »

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte fires warning to Eden Hazard ahead of Crystal Palace visit

Posted Saturday, March 10, 2018 by hits

Eden Hazard has been deployed as a false 9 in recent weeks ANTONIO CONTE has issued a warning to Eden Hazard not to take his frustrations out on Chelsea's tactics in public. The Belgian forward moaned about having to play the 'false 9' position again in the 1-0 defeat at Manchester City last week, saying he could have played for three hours more without touching the ball. But Conte told him: ...Full Story »

PSG chiefs ready to welcome Conte agent for talks

Posted Friday, March 09, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com98 hits

The agent of Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is set for talks with PSG. Conte is under contract until the summer of 2019 but is expected to leave Chelsea this summer, having publicly criticised the board over their transfer policy when he accused them of lacking ambition. L'Equipe says Conte's agent, Federico Pastorello, will be in Paris on Tuesday — the day before Chelsea play Barcelona in...Full Story »

Wycombe Wanderers vs Cambridge United - Nathan McGinley in contention for Wycombe

Posted Friday, March 09, 2018 by PA57 hits

Wycombe should have Nathan McGinley available for the visit of Cambridge.The on-loan Middlesbrough defender missed last week’s defeat to Coventry with an ankle injury but the enforced weather break has given him more time to recover.Sam Saunders, Anthony Stewart, Michael Harriman and Scott Kashket remain out.The Chairboys will be hoping to bounce back from successive defeats, which has see...Full Story »

Kevin O’Connor misses Plymouth contest

Posted Friday, March 09, 2018 by PA45 hits

Kevin O’Connor will be missing for Fleetwood when they entertain Plymouth at Highbury.The on-loan Preston defender picked up an ankle problem this week and has been ruled out.Boss John Sheridan, who will take charge of the Cod Army for just the second time, otherwise has a full complement of players to choose from.Fleetwood are winless in League One since January 13 but did pick up their f...Full Story »

PSG consider Pochettino and Conte as Emery replacements

Posted Thursday, March 08, 2018 by Marca.com111 hits

Unai Emery's days at Paris Saint-Germain are numbered after the Ligue 1 side's Champions League elimination at the hands of Real Madrid. Club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi stuck by the Basque after last season's loss to Barcelona, but he is now looking for a replacement in the Parc des Princes dugout, with Mauricio Pochettino and Antonio Conte both being considered. Pochettino is the leading...Full Story »

Marcos Alonso piles pressure on Antonio Conte: Chelsea have attitude problem

Posted Tuesday, March 06, 2018 by hits

The Blues have been left reeling after losing 1-0 at Manchester City to slump to their fourth defeat in five league games. Conte's flops have gone from Premier League champions to 'chumpions' and now face a losing battle to secure a top four finish. Conte is locked in a desperate scrap to avoid the sack as billionaire owner Roman Abramovich loses patience with the failing Italian. Now Alonso ...Full Story »

Astori was a fantastic guy - Antonio Conte

Posted Monday, March 05, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com150 hits

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte paid tribute to "fantastic guy" Davide Astori, who he coached during his time in charge of Italy. Astori, 31, was found dead in his hotel room ahead of Fiorentina's match at Udinese on Sunday, with all Serie A matches consequently postponed. The cause of the defender's death remains unclear, but an autopsy is due to be conducted while the rest of the squad fly back...Full Story »

Antonio Conte admires Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola

Posted Sunday, March 04, 2018 by Skysports.com78 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.com79 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 PA89 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 PA43 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 PA102 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 ESPN125 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 PA47 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.com80 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 PA38 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 »

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