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Chelsea Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs West Brom

Chelsea travel to face West Bromwich Albion on Saturday as they aim to build on their 1-0 win over Jose’s Mourinho’s Manchester United before the international break.  Antonio Conte’s side trail Manchester City by nine points, but ended their recent run of fixtures with a positive result to keep in touch …

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I never should have left Juventus – Morata admits longing to return to Italy

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata admits he misses living in Italy and feels he should never have left Juventus to return to Real Madrid. The Spain international spent two seasons in Turin, winning two domestic doubles and reaching the 2015 Champions League final, before Madrid activated a buyback option in his …

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No Morata & Kante, no Chelsea following Batshuayi horror show

Crystal Palace went into their game with Chelsea having not scored in 731 minutes but Cesar Azpilicueta’s own goal sparked what would be a disastrous day for the champions. Wilfred Zaha caused nightmares for a Chelsea side who were out-battled in midfield all afternoon in the absence of their star …

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Conte wants aggressive Morata, holds no grudge against Diego Costa

Antonio Conte has lauded “good guy” Alvaro Morata by saying that he is the sort of man you would allow your daughter to marry, but went on to say that he wants the young forward to add aggression to his game in the coming season. Morata came in to replace Diego Costa over the summer and …

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Chelsea Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Stoke City

Chelsea’s four-game winning streak ground to a halt after a 0-0 draw at home to Arsenal but they will continue their title defence with a tough away trip to Stoke City on Saturday.  The Premier League champions got back to winning ways as they beat Nottingham Forest in the Carabao …

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Conte: Fabregas needs to play more like Kante

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has praised Cesc Fabregas’ midfield qualities, but says the Spaniard must try to improve his defensive game to be more like N’Golo Kante. Fabregas was given the nod over Tiemoue Bakayoko to start against Everton, a move vindicated by the 30-year-old scoring the opening goal after …

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Pochettino: No issue with Conte ahead of London derby

The Chelsea boss had questioned Tottenham’s ambition but the Spurs manager insisted there is no problem Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino played down comments made by Antonio Conte after meeting with his Chelsea counterpart, who had questioned his rival’s ambition. Conte highlighted Tottenham’s ambition before the start of the season after …

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Courtois one of the best penalty takers – Conte defends wild miss

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte insisted goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was one of his squad’s best penalty takers in practice before his shoot-out horror show at Wembley in the Community Shield. Belgium international Courtois had the chance to be the Premier League champions’ hero between the posts in the traditional season …

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‘I’m not going to lose my hair’ – Mourinho shrugs off Conte jibe

The Chelsea boss took a veiled shot at his predecessors, but the Man Utd manager claimed not to be annoyed by the remark Jose Mourinho largely refrained from hitting back at Antonio Conte over an unflattering remark about the Manchester United manager’s most recent departure from Stamford Bridge, the boss …

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Abramovich has always shown trust in me, even after our 3-0 loss to Arsenal, says Conte

The Blues boss revealed what happened as the owner of the club came to watch training for three consecutive days after he saw his side lose to Arsenal Chelsea’s 3-0 loss to Arsenal has been described as the most pivotal moment of the club’s season and Antonio Conte revealed what …

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David Luiz’s comeback at Chelsea has proved everyone wrong, says Conte

The Blues manager thinks that his defender’s risky comeback has been vindicated after a season as one of England’s best centre backs Antonio Conte has come out and said that Chelsea’s decision to re-sign David Luiz was proved successful as he reflects on the criticism the club received after announcing his …

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