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Chelsea boss Sarri hints at striker signing

Embed from Getty Images Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri hinted at his desire to recruit a striker in the winter transfer window after bemoaning his side’s lack of cutting edge in Wednesday’s goalless draw with…


Aston Villa boss confident Abraham will stay

Embed from Getty Images Aston Villa boss Dean Smith has insisted he has been given no indication that Tammy Abraham wants to leave the club. It follows reports that the striker’s season-long loan from Chelsea…



Willian in no rush to discuss new Chelsea deal

Embed from Getty Images Willian has insisted he is in no rush to resolve his long-term future. While the spotlight has been on Eden Hazard, whose Chelsea contract expires next year, Willian’s Blues deal is…




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Chelsea boss Sarri defends substitution

Maurizio Sarri has defended his decision to withdraw replacement Callum Hudson-Odoi late on at Watford, insisting the young forward picked up a hamstring injury. Eden Hazard reached 101 goals for Chelsea as the Blues edged…



Azpilicueta issues challenge after shock Blues defeat

Cesar Azpilicueta has challenged Chelsea to shrug off their “disappointing” Leicester defeat and set their season back on track. Blues captain Azpilicueta bemoaned Saturday’s 1-0 home Premier League loss to Leicester, that leaves Maurizio Sarri’s…




Chelsea boss Sarri keen to set Hazard free

Embed from Getty Images Maurizio Sarri wants Eden Hazard to be “free” for Chelsea. The 27-year-old Belgium playmaker has been deployed as the Blues’ ‘false nine’ for the last two Premier League games – wins…




Hazard too good for Brighton as Chelsea win again

Embed from Getty Images Eden Hazard masterminded Chelsea’s 2-1 Premier League win at Brighton, teeing up Pedro before netting himself at the Amex Stadium. The Belgium star laid on an assist for a personal record…


Fulham ready to snap up Cahill in January

Embed from Getty Images Fulham want to sign Gary Cahill from Chelsea when the transfer window reopens next month. West London Sport reports that the relegation-threatened Whites are looking to capture Cahill from their neighbours…


Chelsea saved from embarrassing defeat by Giroud goal

Embed from Getty Images Substitute Olivier Giroud saved Chelsea from an embarrassing Europa League loss at Vidi. Willian’s free-kick after 30 minutes was cancelled out immediately by an Ethan Ampadu own goal and Loic Nego…


Arsenal boss Emery keen to sign defender

Arsenal head coach Unai Emery admits he may be forced to add a central defender to his January shopping list. Chelsea’s Gary Cahill and Eric Bailly of Manchester United are among the centre-backs being linked…




Sarri: Chelsea still need to improve

Embed from Getty Images Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri and Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola played down the impact of the Blues’ 2-0 win over the Premier League champions on the title race. Goals from…


Brilliant Chelsea inflict first defeat on Man City

Chelsea inflicted Manchester City’s first defeat of the season in a compelling contest at Stamford Bridge. Strikers were conspicuous by their absence, with Chelsea’s Eden Hazard and City’s Raheem Sterling deployed in the ‘false nine’…







Loftus-Cheek targets regular place

Embed from Getty Images  Ruben Loftus-Cheek hopes to continue to make an impression on Maurizio Sarri and finally become a Chelsea first-team regular. Loftus-Cheek came off the substitutes’ bench to score in Sunday’s 2-0…




Chelsea set to table bid for Martial

Embed from Getty Images Chelsea are seriously considering making Manchester United an offer for Anthony Martial, West London Sport reports. There has been uncertainty over Martial’s future at Old Trafford under United boss Jose Mourinho…





Sarri wanted to give Barkley a rest

Embed from Getty Images Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri said he left Ross Barkley out of the starting line-up against Everton because it was the right time to give him a rest.  Barkley, who played in…



Sarri predicts Morata will get even better

Embed from Getty Images Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri expects Alvaro Morata to keep improving after the striker scored twice in Sunday’s 3-1 win over Crystal Palace. The often derided Spain forward now has five…





Loftus-Cheek told he still needs to improve by Sarri

Embed from Getty Images Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri insists hat-trick hero Ruben Loftus-Cheek must sharpen up defensively to secure more Premier League football. Blues midfielder Loftus-Cheek produced a match-winning performance during the 3-1 Europa League…


The two players Chelsea need to push for the title

Chelsea have had an excellent start to the Premier League season, going undefeated through nine games, winning six. With Maurizio Sarri at the helm, the Blues have been playing their most exciting and attacking form…


Sarri says Chelsea star needs a rest

Embed from Getty Images Jorginho will be among the Chelsea players rested for Thursday’s Europa League game against BATE Borisov at Stamford Bridge. The Italy international has been involved heavily for both club and country…





Morata says his confidence has improved

Embed from Getty Images Alvaro Morata says his confidence has been boosted by his two recent goals for Chelsea. The Spanish striker has struggled since his move from Real Madrid and endured a torrid time…





Real Madrid reportedly set limit for Hazard fee

Spanish newspaper AS say Real Madrid would be willing to pay no more than €120m (just over £100m) for Eden Hazard in January and €80m (around £70m) next summer. Reports in Spain continue to link…


Fit-again Watford star ready for his big chance

Nathaniel Chalobah knows what representing England is all about – nobody has done it more as a youth international. But those 97 caps will pale into insignificance when the Lambeth-raised midfielder belatedly makes his senior…



Chelsea ace says he has matured as a player

Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley admits that he has “matured” as a footballer after being recalled to the England squad after a two-year absence. Barkley has not played for the Three Lions since the friendly against…


Barkley urges Hazard to stay at Chelsea

Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley has described it as “important” that Eden Hazard does not leave the Blues and expressed his desire to continue playing alongside the Belgian for “many more years”. In-form forward Hazard has…


Golf star urges Hazard to stick with Chelsea

Embed from Getty Images Eden Hazard has been urged to stick with Chelsea by Ryder Cup-winning golfer Justin Rose. In-form forward Hazard cast fresh doubt on his future by admitting he dreams of playing for…


Sarri predicts Barkley will shine for England

Maurizio Sarri has backed Ross Barkley to become an integral part of the England squad after he starred in Chelsea’s 3-0 success at Southampton. Midfielder Barkley celebrated his recall to the national team at St…


Chelsea star says he wishes Sarri was appointed sooner

Cesc Fabregas wishes he had played under Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri before now. The 31-year-old playmaker featured under Arsene Wenger at Arsenal, Pep Guardiola at Barcelona and Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte at Chelsea….


Sarri wants more tears from Morata

Maurizio Sarri wants to see tears from Alvaro Morata after the striker’s winner in Chelsea’s 1-0 Europa League victory over Hungarian champions Vidi on Thursday night. Morata missed a host of chances in the opening…



Sarri has blunt message for Loftus-Cheek

Maurizio Sarri has told Ruben Loftus-Cheek he will have to get used to the pressure involved in trying to establish himself at Chelsea. Much rests on the shoulders of the midfielder, with many fans keen…









Sarri annoyed by Chelsea’s missed chances

Maurizio Sarri rued the profligacy of Chelsea and striker Alvaro Morata after Thursday night’s 1-0 win at PAOK Salonika. Willian’s seventh-minute strike was the difference for the Blues, who have five wins from five Premier…



Sarri: Hazard can score 40 goals

Maurizio Sarri has tipped Eden Hazard to score 40 goals for Chelsea this season. Belgium playmaker Hazard bagged a fine hat-trick as Chelsea thumped Cardiff 4-1 at Stamford Bridge, to move top of the Premier…


Terry: I want to be manager

John Terry has reiterated his ambition to become a manager after Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri expressed his willingness for the former captain to join his coaching staff. No discussions have been held over the…





Praise for Ampadu after superb display for Wales

Many fans on Twitter have been reacting to Ethan Ampadu’s superb performance for Wales against the Republic of Ireland. The Chelsea youngster, back in action after an ankle injury, impressed when given a chance for…


Hazard happy at Chelsea under Sarri

Eden Hazard says Chelsea’s style under Maurizio Sarri means he is happy at Stamford Bridge. The 27-year-old playmaker has begun the season in sparkling form and scored his second of the campaign in Saturday’s 2-0…


Sarri: Just one step at a time for Chelsea

Head coach Maurizio Sarri is refusing to get carried away after Chelsea extended their 100 per cent start to the Premier League season with a 2-0 win over Bournemouth. The Blues have been crowned champions…




Sarri: Chelsea duo are definitely staying

Eden Hazard is in line to make his first start of the season for Chelsea on Sunday after boss Maurizio Sarri reiterated the Belgium international is going nowhere. Hazard has long been linked with Real…





Delight for Sarri as Chelsea start with win

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri was delighted to start Premier League life with a comprehensive victory at Huddersfield, although the difference in physicality and refereeing is going to take some getting used to. Just 28 days…


Giroud wants to discuss new Chelsea contract

[themify_box color=”black”][/themify_box] Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud plans to have talks about extending his contract despite rumours of interest from Marseille. The 31-year-old joined the Blues for £18m from London rivals Arsenal in January and scored…





Sarri: Let Courtois say if he wants to leave Chelsea

Maurizio Sarri would sanction Thibaut Courtois’ Stamford Bridge exit if the Chelsea goalkeeper expresses a desire to leave on Monday. The 26-year-old has been number one at Stamford Bridge ever since returning from an extended…


Sarri aiming for long Chelsea reign

Maurizio Sarri knows even winning trophies is no guarantee of a lengthy stay at Chelsea. Like his immediate predecessors Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte, Sarri envisages a long-term future at Stamford Bridge. “It depends on…



Why Birmingham are hoping Chelsea sign Butland

Birmingham City are reportedly hoping to bank a windfall from Jack Butland to end their transfer embargo. The Championship club are unable to sign players having breached Financial Fair Play regulations and face a race…





Could Chelsea duo be about to leave?

Gary Cahill is considering quitting Chelsea, the Evening Standard reports. The Blues are reportedly close to a deal to sign Italy defender Daniele Rugani from Juventus for around £42.5m. That could push Cahill further down…



Sarri says he wants to entertain Chelsea fans

Chelsea have appointed Maurizio Sarri as their new head coach on a three-year contract – and the Italian says entertaining Blues fans is a priority. The 59-year-old takes over at Stamford Bridge from Antonio Conte,…


Chelsea believe Sarri can help club keep trio

Embed from Getty Images Chelsea believe that appointing Maurizio Sarri will help keep Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois and Willian at Stamford Bridge, according to The Sun. Former Napoli boss Sarri is widely expected to replace…




Conte: I’m a serial winner and can’t change

Embed from Getty Images 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…



Defiant Conte expects to stay at Chelsea

Embed from Getty Images 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…


Conte dodges questions about his future

Embed from Getty Images Antonio Conte dodged questions on his Chelsea future ahead of Wednesday’s Premier League clash with Huddersfield, which could be his final home match as Blues head coach. Speculation has been rife…




Loftus-Cheek happy to be back in action

Embed from Getty Images Ruben Loftus-Cheek relished scoring the goal that made the points safe as Crystal Palace beat Leicester 5-0 in front of England manager Gareth Southgate. The 22-year-old then revealed the extent to…





Chelsea striker Morata ‘very angry with himself’

Embed from Getty Images Chelsea manager Antonio Conte believes Alvaro Morata’s furious reaction to being substituted at Burnley had more to do with missed chances than mistreatment. The Blues were 2-1 winners at Turf Moor,…


Conte: City could dominate English football and Europe

Embed from Getty Images Antonio Conte has warned Chelsea that Manchester City’s Premier League title victory can lead to them dominating English football in the coming years. City were crowned champions on Sunday when Manchester…


Chelsea’s Alonso could face three-match ban

Embed from Getty Images Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso has been charged with violent conduct by the Football Association. The left wing-back appeared to stand on the back of Southampton striker Shane Long’s leg during their Premier…









Barkley set to return to action this weekend

Embed from Getty Images Ross Barkley will return to action this weekend. Barkley, who has made just three appearances since his January move to Chelsea from Everton, is set to play in an Under-23 match…





Courtois says he is staying at Chelsea

Embed from Getty Images Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois says he will still be at Chelsea next year, even if he does not agree a new contract this summer. Courtois has received criticism for some of his…






Conte stands by decision to take off Hazard

Embed from Getty Images Antonio Conte said he took Eden Hazard off for purely tactical reasons during Chelsea’s defeat against Manchester United. The Blues lost 2-1 at Old Trafford, where Hazard was excellent in the first…



Conte backs Christensen after costly mistake

Embed from Getty Images Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says he has no doubts he made the correct decision in dropping Gary Cahill despite Andreas Christensen’s mistake in the 1-1 draw against Barcelona. The 21-year-old centre-back…


Conte: Chelsea could play with two up front

Embed from Getty Images Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says he could decide to play Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud up front together in the future. Conte has tended to play with one striker, with the…



Chelsea legend Wise criticises Cahill and Luiz

Embed from Getty Images Chelsea’s problems this season stem from the fact they are missing John Terry, according to Blues legend Dennis Wise. Wise, a hugely popular figure among Chelsea fans, believes Gary Cahill has…



Chelsea to stick with Conte – reports

Embed from Getty Images Chelsea reportedly plan to stick with Antonio Conte despite reports the Italian faces the sack. Sky are reporting that Conte will remain as Blues boss and the club have not approached…





Chelsea: Three strikers needed at Chelsea

Embed from Getty Images Boss Antonio Conte says he needs at least three players to be able to play as a main striker while Chelsea are involved in three competitions. Michy Batshuayi scored twice while…


Conte not worried about Alonso’s fitness

Embed from Getty Images Boss Antonio Conte has insisted he is not concerned that Marcos Alonso is in danger of burning himself out. The Spanish left wing-back has played in all 24 of Chelsea’s Premier…






Henry critical of Morata after derby misses

Embed from Getty Images Arsenal legend Thierry Henry criticised Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata’s after the Spanish forward missed several glorious chances in the 2-2 draw between the sides at the Emirates Stadium. Morata had wonderful one-one-one…


Conte wants more of the same from Alonso

Embed from Getty Images Antonio Conte has urged Marcos Alonso to maintain the form that has seen the Chelsea wide-man score five goals this season. Alonso added to his tally with the second goal in…


Chelsea boss Conte defends team selection

Antonio Conte admitted Chelsea needed to be more clinical at Everton but did all they could without the suspended Alvaro Morata. The Blues drew 0-0 despite dominating the game at Goodison Park, where boss Conte…


Conte shrugs off transfer ‘rumours’

Embed from Getty Images Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has shrugged off speculation over the futures of the likes of Eden Hazard and David Luiz. Hazard, who has repeatedly been touted for a possible move Real…


Kenedy deserves a chance, says Conte

Embed from Getty Images Antonio Conte plans to give Kenedy and other fringe players a chance to shine in Chelsea’s EFL Cup game against Bournemouth. Kenedy, who was sent home from the club’s pre-season tour…


Transfers have weakened Chelsea, says Wilkins

Embed from Getty Images Former Chelsea man Ray Wilkins says the club’s transfer business during the summer has cost them dearly. Wilkins, formerly a player, coach and assistant manager at Stamford Bridge, has long argued…


Chelsea boss Conte defends Bakayoko

Embed from Getty Images Chelsea boss Antonio Conte said replacing Tiemoue Bakayoko at half-time in the 1-0 defeat against West Ham was purely tactical. The French midfielder has been criticised for an inconsistent start to…


Drinkwater praised after Chelsea win

Embed from Getty Images Antonio Conte felt Danny Drinkwater improved after a poor start during Chelsea’s 3-1 win against Newcastle. Drinkwater, a summer signing from Leicester, was given a starting place for the game at…




Conte praises players after Chelsea win

Embed from Getty Images Chelsea boss Antonio Conte praised his players after their 4-0 win against Qarabag in the Champions League. Willian scored twice, while Eden Hazard and Cesc Fabregas both netted with penalties is…




Lampard not ruling out Chelsea role

Embed from Getty Images Frank Lampard has not ruled out taking a major role at Chelsea following the departure of Michael Emenalo. Emenalo surprisingly resigned as technical director this week after 10 years working at…


Fabregas keen to stay at Chelsea

Embed from Getty Images Cesc Fabregas says he would like to commit his future to Chelsea by signing a new contract. The former Arsenal midfielder has been linked with a number of clubs, including Manchester…


Conte backs Morata despite goalless run

Embed from Getty Images Boss Antonio Conte says he is happy with Alvaro Morata’s contribution during the striker’s five-game goalless run. Morata has scored eight goals so far this season, but has not scored since…



Boss Conte rues Chelsea’s injury worries

Embed from Getty Images Antonio Conte says Chelsea’s mounting injury problems are the result of having a small squad. Blues boss Conte has seen his options limited further by injuries to the likes of Alvaro…



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Kante could miss six matches – reports

Embed from Getty Images Chelsea fear key midfielder N’Golo Kante will miss all six of their matches this month, according to reports. The Sun and the Daily Telegraph both suggest the hamstring injury that Kante…


Morata could be sidelined for over a month

Embed from Getty Images Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata could be out for more than a month, scans performed by Spain’s medical team suggest. The Spain international, 24, went off with a hamstring injury during Chelsea’s…



Batshuayi praised for upturn in form

Embed from Getty Images Antonio Conte believes Michy Batshuayi’s dramatic winner against Atletico Madrid was another sign of how much the Chelsea striker is improving. Batshuayi, on as a substitute, scored with the last kick…


Courtois declared fit after injury scare

Embed from Getty Images Boss Antonio Conte says goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois will be fit for Chelsea’s Champions League game against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday despite needing treatment after a nasty fall during the 4-0 win…


Conte says Chelsea face ‘big challenge’

Embed from Getty Images Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says playing three tough fixtures in the space of eight days will be a big test for his squad. The Italian was eager to strengthen his squad…


Drinkwater sidelined until next month

Embed from Getty Images Danny Drinkwater is expected to remain sidelined for a number of weeks. The midfielder, who recently joined Chelsea from Leicester, has been nursing a calf injury and has not played this…



Conte backs Zappacosta to shine at Chelsea

Embed from Getty Images New Chelsea defender Davide Zappacosta has the quality and versatility to quickly adjust to playing in the Premier League, according to manager Antonio Conte. The 25-year-old Italian wing-back joined from Torino…


Conte warns Chelsea over transfers

Embed from Getty Images Manager Antonio Conte has warned that a busy September is one of the reasons Chelsea must make signings before the transfer window closes on Thursday. The Blues have added quality to…


Conte hails players after derby victory

Embed from Getty Images Antonio Conte hailed Chelsea’s players after their dramatic victory over rivals Tottenham at Wembley. Spurs dominated much of their first league game at the national stadium but were undone by two…









Chelsea send Kenedy back to London

Embed from Getty Images Kenedy has returned to London after being sent back to the UK by Chelsea from the club’s pre-season tour of the Far East. Chelsea recently issued an apology after the player…



Conte signs new contract at Chelsea

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Loftus-Cheek completes Palace loan move

Embed from Getty Images Ruben Loftus-Cheek has joined Crystal Palace on a season-long loan. The Chelsea midfielder has attracted interest from a number of clubs, including Brighton, West Ham and Newcastle. But Palace have snapped…


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