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Teammate describes Chelsea and Arsenal target Kepa Arrizabalaga as Athletic Bilbao ‘until death’

22 Nov

Chelsea and Arsenal target Kepa Arrizabalaga has been described as Athletic Bilbao ‘until death’ by a team-mate. The two London clubs are said to be in the running to land the precocious goalkeeper, who is out of contract in the summer. Meanwhile, Real Madrid are very keen on landing the 23-year-old but a new deal at […]

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte calls for more ‘respect’ over fixture scheduling

22 Nov

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte thinks the schedulers of Premier League fixtures are hindering English clubs’ chances of winning the Champions League. Chelsea this week are embarking on their longest Champions League journey – it is almost 2,500 miles (4000 kilometres) between London and Baku, further than the November 2015 trip to Israel – before […]

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte calls for more ‘respect’ over fixture scheduling

21 Nov

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte thinks the schedulers of Premier League fixtures are hindering English clubs’ chances of winning the Champions League. Chelsea this week are embarking on their longest Champions League journey – it is almost 2,500 miles (4000 kilometres) between London and Baku, further than the November 2015 trip to Israel – before […]

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte calls for more ‘respect’ over fixture scheduling

21 Nov

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte thinks the schedulers of Premier League fixtures are hindering English clubs’ chances of winning the Champions League. Chelsea this week are embarking on their longest Champions League journey – it is almost 2,500 miles (4000 kilometres) between London and Baku, further than the November 2015 trip to Israel – before […]

Chelsea FC news: Players who have thrived since leaving the Blues, including Salah and De Bruyne

20 Nov

After failing to make the grade at Chelsea, Salah was loaned out to Fiorentina in 2015. His half season in Florence saw him net six goals and record three assists in 16 appearances and the Viola tried to make the deal permanent. Salah, though, refused and signed for Roma instead. In the Italian capital he […]

Chelsea FC: Italian Football Federation president Carlo Tavecchio wants Antonio Conte as Azzurri manager

20 Nov

Italian Football Federation president Carlo Tavecchio has suggested Antonio Conte would be his preferred choice as national team boss. The Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio (FIGC) sacked Gian Piero Ventura following Italy’s failure to qualify for next summer’s World Cup and Tavecchio would like to see Chelsea boss Conte return to his former role. Conte left […]

Each Premier League club’s playmaker ranked, according to WhoScored stats

19 Nov

Some teams are a bit shy when it comes to attacking the opposition, so the playmaker is a little hard to pick out – we’re looking at you, West Brom. However, talkSPORT would have to say it’s Matt Phillips. Understandably, given the way the Baggies play, he does not feature high on this list, but […]

Antonio Conte claims fixture schedule has left Chelsea at a disadvantage

19 Nov

Chelsea have been dealt an unfair hand by schedule makers in comparison to Premier League leaders Manchester City, according to boss Antonio Conte. The Blues won their fourth successive league game by defeating West Brom 4-0 at The Hawthorns on Saturday, but still trail Pep Guardiola’s City by nine points after they beat Leicester to […]

Premier League round-up: Leaders Manchester City widen gap, while Chelsea and Liverpool win

18 Nov

Leicester City 0-2 Manchester City Manchester City extended their lead at the top of the Premier League table to nine points after seeing off Leicester City at the King Power Stadium. Pep Guardiola’s side broke the deadlock just before half time when Gabriel Jesus poked home from David Silva’s square cross. And City stretched their […]

Antonio Conte says perfection is the only way to catch Manchester City

18 Nov

Antonio Conte believes Chelsea must win every remaining Premier League game to beat Manchester City to the title. On Saturday the Blues go to West Brom, where the title was secured in May in Conte’s first season as boss, with a deficit of nine points to Pep Guardiola’s City after 11 games. Conte said: “Now […]