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Pep Guardiola content with Manchester City's transfer business

Posted Saturday, August 19, 2017 by Skysports.com39 hits

Pep Guardiola says he is 'happy' with his current Manchester City squad Pep Guardiola claims he is "happy" with his squad for the coming season, despite Manchester City's continued activity in the transfer market. The former Premier League champions have spent over £200m this summer, while they had a £18m bid rejected for West Brom defender Jonny Evans on Friday and continue to be li...Full Story »

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte responds to Diego Costa: He is the past

Posted Saturday, August 19, 2017 by hits

Antonio Conte laughed when asked a question on Diego Costa ANTONIO CONTE insists rebel striker Diego Costa is "the past" as far as Chelsea are concerned. The controversial Spain forward is refusing to return to England and train, has accused Chelsea of treating him like a "criminal", and yesterday claimed the club were pricing him out of his dream move to Atletico Madrid. But Chelsea manager ...Full Story »

Sheffield Wednesday duo Morgan Fox and Liam Palmer in contention to face QPR

Posted Saturday, August 12, 2017 by PA0 hits

Sheffield Wednesday pair Morgan Fox and Liam Palmer could return to contention for the home game against QPR.Fox (back) and fellow defender Palmer (Achilles) are both back in full training after missing the Owls' first two matches.Head coach Carlos Carvalhal has no major new injury worries following the midweek Carabao Cup win against Chesterfield, for which he made several changes.Striker Stev...Full Story »

Pontus Jansson back in contention as Leeds face Preston

Posted Saturday, August 12, 2017 by PA0 hits

Leeds defender Pontus Jansson is back in contention for the home game against Preston after serving his suspension.Jansson missed Leeds' opening two fixtures due to a two-game ban carried over from last season, but could feature as fellow defenders Neil Pennington and Gaetano Berardi are out.Leeds are still waiting to learn the full extent of the injuries sustained by Pennington (ankle) and Ber...Full Story »

Chelsea FC vs Burnley - Conte does not want sympathy over squad size

Posted Saturday, August 12, 2017 by PA16 hits

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte insisted on Friday he was "not looking for sympathy" over the size of his squad. The Italian led the Blues from 10th the previous campaign to the Premier League trophy last season. But with a return to the Champions League resulting in additional fixtures, the Blues' squad size appears thin. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger had an answer, pointing to Chelsea send...Full Story »

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte treated John Obi Mikel worse than Diego Costa - Emmanuel Sarki

Posted Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by hits

John Obi Mikel left Chelsea in January The Italian chief has had a frustrating summer in the transfer market and desperately needs to offload Costa. The maverick target man was told he is surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge via a text from Conte. But until a transfer is agreed, Costa is refusing to return to the club and is staying in Brazil. However, Sakri - who was a youth team play...Full Story »

Diego Costa blasts Antonio Conte, Chelsea: 'I'm not a criminal!'

Posted Monday, August 14, 2017 by ESPN127 hits

Diego Costa has accused Chelsea of treating him like a "criminal" this summer, and revealed that he has lost all respect for Antonio Conte as a person over the Italian's handling of the situation. Chelsea began their Premier League title defence with a shock 3-2 defeat against Burnley at Stamford Bridge on Saturday in the absence of their top scorer last season, who has remained in his home tow...Full Story »

Conte snaps at reporter questioning Chelsea selection for Burnley shock

Posted Sunday, August 13, 2017 by Tribalfootball.com82 hits

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte defended his team selection for defeat to Burnley. The champions suffered a nightmare start to the campaign as they suffered their first opening day-defeat for 19 years and found themselves 3-0 down in the first half. Conte named five rookies on the bench and handed a Premier League debut to Ivory Coast midfielder Jeremie Boga who lasted just 20 minutes after Gary ...Full Story »

Antonio Conte: Chelsea will not win Premier League this year - because of our squad size

Posted Saturday, August 12, 2017 by hits

Antonio Conte has declared Chelsea are not favourites to win the Premier League ANTONIO CONTE has confessed he does not see his Chelsea team as one of the favourites for the Premier League title this year. Conte's team won the title last year against the odds, but the Italian is worried his squad is not strong enough to defend their title and take on the Champions League as well. There were n...Full Story »

Conte wants more Chelsea signings to cope with Champions League

Posted Thursday, August 10, 2017 by Marca.com76 hits

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte believes the club need more signings to cope with the added demands of playing in the Champions League and warned his players they will have to work even harder than they did during last season's title-winning campaign. Chelsea, who were not in Europe but won the domestic title by seven points in Conte's first season in charge, have signed four players so far, in...Full Story »

Chelsea boss Conte wants deal completed for Tottenham full-back Rose

Posted Wednesday, August 09, 2017 by tribalfootball.com90 hits

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has told the club he wants them pursue Tottenham full-back Danny Rose. The Italian has failed to recruit any reinforcements at the full-back position this summer. Marcos Alonso and Victor Moses played the two positions last summer, but there has been no competition brought in to push them. The Blues have been priced out of a move for Juventus' Alex Sandro, and now...Full Story »

Perez: Madrid haven't contemplated selling Man United target Bale

Posted Wednesday, August 09, 2017 by fourfourtwo.com58 hits

Florentino Perez dismissed rumours Gareth Bale could leave Real Madrid, with Manchester United circling. Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has no intention of selling Gareth Bale as the UEFA Super Cup victors look to retain their LaLiga and Champions League-winning side. Former Tottenham star Bale has been linked with a return to the Premier League via Premier League giants Manchester U...Full Story »

Lampard unimpressed with Chelsea squad and urges Conte to strengthen urgently

Posted Monday, August 07, 2017 by squawka.com116 hits

Chelsea's all-time leading goalscorer Frank Lampard has criticised the strength of the club's current squad and called for Antonio Conte to make urgent additions. The former England international was speaking after watching Arsenal beat the Blues, courtesy of a penalty shootout, to lift the 2017/18 Community Shield at Wembley Stadium. The former Chelsea midfielder was particularly concerned ...Full Story »

Gareth Bale EXCLUSIVE: Chelsea emerge as serious contenders for Real Madrid star

Posted Sunday, August 06, 2017 by hits

Gareth Bale is reportedly being sold to make room for Kylian Mbappe CHELSEA have emerged as serious contenders to Manchester United in the race to lure Gareth Bale away from Real Madrid. The Welsh superstar could be on his way out of Real, especially if they land French sensation Kylian Mbappe, who is keen to quit Monaco. Real president Florentino Perez is believed to be willing to do busines...Full Story »

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte: I am facing the most difficult season of my managerial career

Posted Saturday, August 05, 2017 by hits

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte understands he has a huge challenge ahead of him ANTONIO CONTE believes he is facing the most difficult season of his managerial career. The Chelsea manager is worried that only four new players have arrived at Stamford Bridge this summer, although some £127million has been spent. And last night the Italian appeared to be unhappy that midfielder Nemanja Matic w...Full Story »

Manchester City 3 - 0 West Ham: Title contenders hit top form in ominous showing

Posted Saturday, August 05, 2017 by Goal.com51 hits

Manchester City sounded a warning to their title rivals with a highly polished 3-0 pre-season win over West Ham in Iceland on Friday. Pep Guardiola's side hit top form in their final outing ahead of the new Premier League campaign as Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling added to Gabriel Jesus' early opener. West Ham were outclassed from start to finish and only an impressive string of saves f...Full Story »

Harry Kane responds after Antonio Conte describes him as his ideal striker

Posted Friday, August 04, 2017 by squawka.com103 hits

Tottenham striker Harry Kane says he isn't paying too much attention to Antonio Conte's recent comments which described him as the ideal striker. Conte, to the surprise of many, was openly full of praise for the Spurs forward during the Blues' recent tour of Singapore. When he was asked to name his favourite striker, Conte replied: "For me, Kane, now, is one of the best strikers in the world...Full Story »

Diego Costa rejects AC Milan: Chelsea stay now likely in huge Antonio Conte blow

Posted Thursday, August 03, 2017 by hits

Chelsea striker Diego Costa has rejected a move to AC Milan CHELSEA face keeping Diego Costa with the exiled forward rejecting a move to Serie A giants AC Milan, reports claim. Costa's Chelsea career is over after Antonio Conte dumped the striker over text message back in June. The Blues have since moved for Alvaro Morata, splashing out a club-record £70million to sign the 24-year-old fr...Full Story »

Bournemouth star Nathan Ake hits back at Chelsea boss Antonio Conte after 'impatient' swipe

Posted Monday, July 31, 2017 by hits

Nathan Ake left Chelsea this summer for Bournemouth Ake, 22, left the club this summer to join Bournemouth in a club-record £20million deal after spending six months on loan with the Cherries last season. The Dutch international insists he had to make the move in order to become a Premier League regular. Ake said: "It is a short career but I'm 22 now and I feel like I have had a good expe...Full Story »

Chelsea out to avoid Jose Mourinho fate in title defence - Antonio Conte

Posted Sunday, July 30, 2017 by ESPN80 hits

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte admits he wants to avoid suffering the same fate as Jose Mourinho, whose Chelsea side slumped dramatically after they won the Premier League in 2015. After the Blues lost 2-1 to Inter Milan in the final match of their Asian tour in Singapore on Saturday, Conte explained that he wanted to learn from Mourinho's disastrous campaign in 2015-16 when the Portuguese bos...Full Story »

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