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'Nice return' - Some fans can't believe Chelsea struck such a good deal for striker
Chelsea striker Diego Costa looks all set to secure his return to Atletico Madrid in the next few days. The Blues confirmed yesterday that they had agreed a fee (believed to be in the region of £53m) with the La Liga side to sell the 28 year old. The forward has been pictured taking a […]
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Development Squad: Leicester City 2-0 Chelsea
Chelsea’s Development Squad finished a generally positive week on a disappointing note as they were beaten 2-0 by Leicester City at Holmes Park on Friday night. Having staged an impressive late comeback to earn a 2-2 draw at home to Manchester United on Friday, there was more excitement for the Under-23 squad 48 hours later in the form of senior debuts under Antonio Conte, but they were unable to pick...
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'Big Mistake,' ' Very Poor Choice' - Twitter reacts to Chelsea starlet's decision
Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham has confirmed he remains fully committed to playing for England after informing the FA that he has not switched allegiances to play for Nigeria. The striker, who is currently on loan at Swansea City, was reportedly close to playing for the country where his father was born, but he was quoted […]
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Chelsea ace keen to move on after summer long transfer saga
Chelsea striker Diego Costa has denied that he holds any bitterness towards Blues boss Antonio Conte over his departure from the club. The Spanish international revealed a text from Conte in June in which he told the striker he was deemed surplus to requirements at the club. The Chelsea manager then later confirmed however that […]
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(Video): Antonio Conte refuses to discuss Costa relationship
Antonio Conte has held his prematch press conference ahead of Chelsea's game against Stoke, and as always there were a few interesting nuggets.
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Do Chelsea already have a Costa replacement in mind for January?
Chelsea are among a trio of Premier League clubs lining up a January bid for Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller, according to Calciomercato.com. Arsenal and Liverpool are also believed to be in the race for the German international, who has become unsettled at the Allianz Arena after the arrival of James Rodriguez at the club […]
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(Video) Eden Hazard showcases his unbelievable skills on Instagram
Eden Hazard? Showboating? Never… The Belgian has developed somewhat of a reputation over the years of being an entertaining and inventive player, and he has now taken to Instagram to celebrate that trait. Hazard pulled of a superb back-heel during the Blues’ 5-1 victory over Nottingham Forest on Wednesday evening. Thankfully for him, one of […]
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Chelsea vs Stoke – Match Preview
Match preview for tomorrow's game...
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Martens reveals that Chelsea star would be interested in Spain return
Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois’s former goalkeeping coach has revealed that the Belgian international is keen on returning to Spain before the end of his career. The keeper’s coach at Racing Genk, Guy Martens, told TVL Sportcafe (via soccernews.nl) that his former pupil still looks back fondly at his experience on loan at Atletico Madrid, but he […]
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Diego Costa: Forget the negativity - It's time to pay tribute for what he did for us on the pitch.
On Thursday, Chelsea finally announced that a deal had been agreed for the transfer of Diego Costa to Atletico Madrid. Despite all the negativity that has surrounded his situation over the summer and beyond, it's now time to pay tribute to the man that came here and took the Premier League by storm. Love him or hate him, Diego Costa is someone that everyone would love to have had in their side. That statement alone speaks volumes when you think about it. Diego is old-skool and when he crosses that white line to take to the pitch he turns into an...
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Antonio Conte: “I think if you are good enough to play with a great team, you play”
With the likes of Charly Musonda, Ethan Ampadu , Jake Clarke-Salter and Dujon Sterling all being involved the other night, Antonio Conte has re-iterated his message to our youngsters. With Chelsea's involvement in the Champions League this season, it was always going to be a game that the manager used to rotate his players. Many of our fringe players started the game as Antonio Conte made NINE changes to the starting line-up (as predicted four hours before kick off here by the way!) but he also had no hesitation in playing those that are yet to step up on a regular...
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Tiemoue Bakayoko - Beginning to show signs that Chelsea were right to sell Nemanja Matic.
With his recovery from knee surgery in the summer, Tiemoue Bakayoko is showing signs with his performances for Chelsea so far that Antonio Conte was right to sell Nemanja Matic to Manchester United. As we know there has been plenty of coverage of Matic's surprising move with plenty of opinion in the written press added to the football Pundits we watch and respect that state it was a mistake for Chelsea to sell him. Many claim that it could turn out to be the signing of the season but let's be realistic here, there is still such a long way to...
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Chelsea's start to the season
Last season's emphatic title win feels like a million miles away now as we enter September and the tough run up to Christmas at Stamford Bridge. Despite the hiccup at Burnley which saw a full strength squad beaten 3-2 on the first day of the season, the rest of August and early September's games have been business as usual for the Blues.In three difficult games against potential rivals Tottenham, wannabe top four outfit Everton and recent Champions Leicester, Chelsea have 3 wins from 3, with new boy Alvaro Morata now the club's top scorer with 3 goals and 2 assists...
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(Video): Midfielder’s goal scored vs Spurs while a Chelsea player, nominated for Puskas award
Former Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic's goal against Tottenham Hotspur has been nominated by FIFA among the goal of the season contenders.
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Antonio Conte’s possible final words to Diego Costa after sale to Atletico Madrid
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has thanked Diego Costa for his services after a deal was agreed between the Blues and Atletico Madrid.
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Exciting new midfielder the only absentee from Chelsea squad ahead of Stoke clash
Chelsea will be without Danny Drinkwater in their Premier League game against Stoke City this weekend after Antonio Conte confirmed this in his pre-match pres conference.
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‘I have no bitterness towards anyone’ – Costa sends parting message to Conte + Chelsea fans
Diego Costa has revealed that he does not hold a grudge against Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, as the Spaniard closes in on his return to Atletico Madrid. Sky Sports quote Costa, who reveals that there is no animosity, despite plenty of claims to the contrary: “There’s nothing of the sort there, I’m not upset with […]
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Chelsea injury news: Conte could be without three first-team players for Stoke City clash
Chelsea visit Stoke City on Saturday in the next leg of their title defence, and Antonio Conte may have three first-team players unavailable for the game. We can bring you an update on the three Chelsea stars who are currently sidelined thanks to updates provided by Physioroom. Pedro Pedro was withdrawn at half-time during the […]
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‘We’re down to one senior defender’ – Chelsea in for easy ride against Stoke
Playing away at Stoke is always a tricky test, even if they have become slightly less brutal under the surprisingly extensive reign of Mark Hughes.
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‘Chelsea’s Lampard is the same’ – Barcelona midfielder and Tottenham flop compared to Blues legend
Juan Roman Riquelme was a brilliant player in his prime, but it looks as though the retired Argentine is losing his marbles in his old age. The Boca Juniors legend was one of the attacking midfield masters during his heyday, so you would like to think that he knows what he’s talking about when discussing […]
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England boss must secure Chelsea prodigy before it’s too late
Southgate must pick Abraham as soon as possible and make him decide where his future lies, before it's too late and a potential England star is lost.
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Chelsea interested in signing Caen prodigy dubbed ‘new N’Golo Kante’
According to French outlet Le Parisien, Chelsea are in the market for 14-year-old Elye Wahi, who has been dubbed the new N’Golo Kante. Kante joined Chelsea in the summer of 2015 and has scarcely put a foot wrong during his time at Stamford Bridge. One Kante is enough to win the midfield battle almost single-handedly, but […]
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(Video): Chelsea camera captures magical Musonda moment
It was a moment to savour not only for Charly Musonda, making his first competitive start as a Chelsea player, but also for all the fans who have waited so patiently to see the 20 year old in action.
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(Image): ‘Absolute nightmare’ John Terry hails controversial Chelsea hero
Some Chelsea fans have taken Diego Costa's protracted (and now finally, completed) departure from Stamford Bridge as an excuse to bash the Brazilian for his antics at Chelsea.
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