Allegri, Simone in battle to replace Conte

  Chelsea have started the search for their new manager with Antonio Conte increasingly likely to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season. The Italian is preparing to move on a year before the expiry of his contract, with the Blues already looking at the contenders to replace him. Among the frontrunners areRead More

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You’re a “little man’’, Chelsea’s Conte berates Mourinho

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte continued his ongoing feud with Jose Mourinho on Saturday by calling the Manchester United manager “a little man”. Mourinho made a pointed comment about match-fixing during the week, a reference to the four-month suspension Conte was handed in the 2012/2013 season. His offence was his failure to report match-fixing at hisRead More

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Conte:  Top-four finish good enough for Chelsea

  Chelsea boss Antonio Conte believes finishing in the top four will mean they have had a successful season regardless of losing their Premier League title. The champions head into Saturday’s game with Stoke City 16 points behind league leaders Manchester City, who have left the rest of the division trailing in their wake withRead More

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Isco and Morata team up in London night out

  Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata was reunited with former Real Madrid team-mate Isco this week as the pair enjoyed time in London together during the Spanish winter break. After being benched for Madrid’s crunch El Clasico clash with Barcelona last weekend, Spanish midfielder Isco decided to make the trip to the English capital with hisRead More

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Frustrations in Everton, Chelsea Stalemate

Chelsea wasted a chance to move level on points with second placed Manchester United as Everton maintained their improvement under Sam Allardyce in a 0-0 draw at Goodison Park on Saturday. It marked a sixth game unbeaten for Everton under former England boss Allardyce, but Chelsea’s failure to convert possession into goals will not haveRead More

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Courtois is world’s highest-paid goalkeeper

  Chelsea have offered Thibaut Courtois a new contract worth more than £200,000 a week. The deal on offer at Stamford Bridge, which includes bonuses, will see him overtake Manchester United’s David de Gea as the world’s highest-paid goalkeeper. And Chelsea are growing increasingly optimistic the 25-year-old will sign the new contract despite interest fromRead More

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Drogba dumps flowing locks for new look

  Didier Drogba may have been hailed across the world for his scoring exploits in two spells at Chelsea across nine exceptional seasons — but he has also been known for his long, flowing locks — until now. The man who gave Premier League defenders sleepless nights at the thought of facing him for nearlyRead More

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