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Conte admits Chelsea could struggle to finish in Premier League top four

Posted Monday, February 26, 2018 by PA13 hits

Antonio Conte criticised his players for allowing a lead to slip away against Manchester United and accepted Chelsea may struggle to finish in the top four.Willian deservedly put the visitors ahead at Old Trafford and Chelsea dominated possession but Romelu Lukaku quickly equalised and substitute Jesse Lingard headed in the winner with 15 minutes remaining.The result, coupled with Tottenham&rsqu...Full Story »

Antonio Conte keen to end war of words with Jose Mourinho

Posted Saturday, February 24, 2018 by Skysports.com50 hits

Antonio Conte is ready to put his war of words with Jose Mourinho behind him Antonio Conte is keen to put an end to his war of words with Jose Mourinho ahead of Chelsea taking on Manchester United. The two managers will see their sides go head to head on Super Sunday, live on Sky Sports, and Conte is focused solely on the task ahead. Conte and Mourinho have clashed several times over the cour...Full Story »

Lincoln duo Danny Rowe and Lee Frecklington in contention to face Crewe

Posted Friday, February 23, 2018 by PA10 hits

Danny Cowley is hoping for a double boost as Lincoln attempt to bounce back from last Saturday’s defeat at Crawley against Crewe.Midfielder Danny Rowe has returned to training after shaking off a stomach muscle injury and could be included in the squad, and he could be joined by Lee Frecklington, who has been working his way back from a calf problem.Keeper Josh Vickers and central defender...Full Story »

Antonio Conte delivers exit warning and challenges Chelsea board to showdown meeting

Posted Thursday, February 22, 2018 by hits

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte wants talks with the Blues board ANTONIO CONTE has insisted that he and the Chelsea board need to settle their differences if he is to stay at Stamford Bridge but warned that he will have plenty of options if he leaves. The Italian will still have 12 months left on his £9million a year contract at the end of this season although it is widely believed that he ...Full Story »

Antonio Conte admits one mistake cost Chelsea against Barcelona

Posted Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by PA43 hits

Antonio Conte felt Chelsea had come close to playing a “perfect game” against Barcelona.The Blues were leading the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash thanks to Willian’s strike, only for a defensive error to gift Lionel Messi an equaliser.The goal, Messi’s first in nine matches against Chelsea, means they now face an uphill task to avoid a European exi...Full Story »

Derby County vs Leeds United - Thorne back in contention as Derby take on Leeds

Posted Tuesday, February 20, 2018 by PA46 hits

Derby midfielder George Thorne will return to contention for the home game against Leeds. Thorne missed the recent defeat at Sheffield Wednesday due to a back problem, but has returned to training and will be included in the squad. Boss Gary Rowett has no new injury or suspension problems, while goalkeeper Jonathan Mitchell is back in training after recovering from a broken finger. Str...Full Story »

'We must be prepared to suffer' - Conte's Chelsea bracing for tought Barca test

Posted Tuesday, February 20, 2018 by Goal.com89 hits

The Blues manager knows his side must work hard to keep Lionel Messi and Co. in check in the Champions League last-16 clashAntonio Conte hailed Lionel Messi as the best player in the world but warned his Chelsea players not to become fixated with Barcelona's talisman in Tuesday's imposing Champions League clash at Stamford Bridge. Five-time Ballon d'Or winner Messi has an unusually poor recor...Full Story »

Chelsea vs Barcelona - Preparing for Barcelona has given Antonio Conte sleepless nights

Posted Tuesday, February 20, 2018 by PA55 hits

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte admits planning for the visit of Barcelona to Stamford Bridge in the Champions League has given him sleepless nights.The thought of trying to keep a strikeforce of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez quiet has understandably given the Italian plenty to think about. Conte, whose side warmed up for Barcelona by beating Hull City 4-0 to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals, knows ...Full Story »

Conte agent confident of Chelsea stay: He doesn't like...

Posted Sunday, February 18, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com70 hits

The agent of Antonio Conte expects him to remain with Chelsea next season. Conte continues to be linked with the vacant Italy national team job. But Federico Pastorello has other ideas, stating: "Conte has already been through that experience and prefers to work with the squad on a daily basis. "I see him at Chelsea next year. "He has a contract valid for another season-and-a-half and does...Full Story »

I have a selection headache for Barcelona clash, admits Conte

Posted Saturday, February 17, 2018 by PA16 hits

Chelsea’s Antonio Conte revealed his team’s convincing performance in their 4-0 defeat of Hull has given him a selection dilemma for Tuesday’s Champions League tie with Barcelona.The manager had rotated his team for the FA Cup fifth-round visit of the Championship Tigers and ahead of their fixtures with Barca, Manchester United and Manchester City, and then saw several fringe p...Full Story »

Why Luis Enrique is the perfect fit to replace Antonio Conte - Albert Ferrer

Posted Friday, February 16, 2018 by hits

Luis Enrique could replace Antonio Conte at Chelsea. Conte has come under mounting pressure because Chelsea sit precariously in fourth place in the Premier League table. However, a 3-0 win against West Brom on Monday appeared to bide the Italian some time. But there is still a major threat that owner Roman Abramovich will wield the axe and begin his hunt for the next manager. And former Chel...Full Story »

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte boosted by win over West Brom as Blues sack claims subside

Posted Tuesday, February 13, 2018 by hits

Antonio Conte was handed a lifeline with the 3-0 win over West Brom CHELSEA boss Antonio Conte has dismissed speculation about his future after the Blues picked up a convincing 3-0 win against West Brom at Stamford Bridge. Antonio Conte has been under pressure this month following shock defeats against Bournemouth and Watford. The Italian made it clear he was feeling the heat and issued a des...Full Story »

Antonio Conte thanks Chelsea fans for their support

Posted Tuesday, February 13, 2018 by PA26 hits

Antonio Conte revelled in the strength of his bond with Chelsea’s supporters after they showed their backing for the under-pressure manager during the 3-0 defeat of West Brom.Speculation persists that the Italian has no future at Stamford Bridge, despite him inspiring his team to last season’s Premier League title and their latest victory taking them back into the top four.Two goals ...Full Story »

Antonio Conte: I'm a 'disaster' at getting clubs to buy players I want

Posted Monday, February 12, 2018 by ESPN60 hits

Antonio Conte directed more thinly-veiled criticism at Chelsea's transfer policy by claiming that he is a "disaster" at convincing the clubs he works for to buy the players he wants. Tensions between Conte and the Chelsea hierarchy have been building since last summer when the club director and dealmaker Marina Granovskaia could not find a way to prise Alex Sandro from Juventus and Manchester U...Full Story »

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte makes huge sack claim to Roman Abramovich

Posted Sunday, February 11, 2018 by hits

Antonio Conte has urged the club to back him He's fed up with the rumours of his future and the continued silence from the club. Conte wants backing or sacking. He was given signings the club wanted rather than his wishes but accepts it is part of football today. He's still the darling of most fans and wants nothing to add to the club's success. Conte also knows Chelsea have won trophies des...Full Story »

Chelsea coach Antonio Conte dealt new hammer blow: Alvaro Morata could be out for the season

Posted Saturday, February 10, 2018 by hits

Alvaro Morata could be out for the rest of the season CHELSEA were hit with another hammer blow with fears that £60million striker Alvaro Morata could be out for the rest of the season. Manager Antonio Conte has come under major pressure after battling with the Chelsea board over transfer policy while losing three of their last four games. Top scorer Morata, who has 12 goals this season,...Full Story »

Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal - Lucas Moura in contention to make Tottenham debut

Posted Saturday, February 10, 2018 by PA55 hits

Mauricio Pochettino has no injuries to contend with as Tottenham prepare to face Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday.January signing Lucas Moura could make the squad after working on his fitness this week while Toby Alderweireld is in line to start after playing 90 minutes against Newport on Wednesday.Harry Winks, Serge Aurier and Danny Rose all returned in the FA Cup fourth round in midwe...Full Story »

Morecambe could have trio back in contention for Chesterfield visit

Posted Friday, February 09, 2018 by PA21 hits

Morecambe could have players back from injury when they host Chesterfield on Saturday.Callum Lang (ankle), Steven Old (glute), Luke Conlan (hamstring) and Barry Roche (shoulder) all have a chance of featuring after missing the 0-0 draw at Port Vale last weekend.Max Muller was another not involved, through a family bereavement, and is set to be absent once again.The Shrimps – currently 20th...Full Story »

Conte loses control of Chelsea

Posted Wednesday, February 07, 2018 by Marca.com125 hits

The results from the last few Chelsea games have left Antonio Conte on the verge of dismissal, but the immediate presence of Barcelona on the horizon has become the lifeline for a coach looking to knock out one of the favourites of the European competition. At present, the relationship between the team and their coach is practically non-existent. His line-ups, with constant changes, have n...Full Story »

Antonio Conte not worried about losing Chelsea job despite Watford thrashing

Posted Tuesday, February 06, 2018 by PA32 hits

Antonio Conte admitted Chelsea played with fear in their 4-1 thrashing at the hands of Watford but insists he is not worried about being sacked.Watford’s emphatic win cranked up the pressure on Conte, who only last weekend challenged the Chelsea board to give him a public show of support.But Conte’s players did little to strengthen his position as Tiemoue Bakayoko was sent off after ...Full Story »

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