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Conte backing Chelsea to bounce back despite title concession

Antonio Conte is confident his Chelsea players have the character to bounce back from their miserable defeat to West Ham when they face Huddersfield Town on Tuesday. The reigning Premier League champions were beaten by Marko Arnautovic’s early goal at London Stadium last weekend and sit 14 points adrift of runaway …

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What now, Antonio?! Chelsea’s lousy title defence appears over already

It’s not even Christmas and Chelsea’s bid to win the title appears to be over. Saturday’s defeat to West Ham means the Blues are 11 points behind Manchester City, who have a game in hand over Antonio Conte’s side, and it will surely take a mircale now to retain their crown. …

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Capital pains: The stat that exposes Conte’s London derby troubles

You could forgive Antonio Conte for not exactly relishing the thought of a London derby, even if it was against a struggling rival. Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat to West Ham made it look even less likely that the Blues will be able to carry out a successful defence of their title, with …

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Conte tells Hazard what he needs to do to win Ballon d’Or

Antonio Conte believes Eden Hazard needs to win more trophies to become the world’s best player and claim the Ballon d’Or award. Chelsea and Belgium playmaker Hazard finished in 19th place in the 2017 Ballon d’Or standings – won for a fifth time by Cristiano Ronaldo on Thursday, thanks largely to his …

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Chelsea boss Conte fined £8,000 by FA for Swansea dismissal

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has been fined £8,000 by the Football Association (FA) after being sent off during last week’s 1-0 Premier League win over Swansea City. Conte was asked to leave the dugout by referee Neil Swarbrick after a prolonged remonstration with fourth official Lee Mason with regards …

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Champions League last 16: Which teams have qualified & when is the draw?

Matchday five of the 2017-18 Champions League is complete and we already know some of the teams who will progress from the group stage. However, there are still a number of places left in the knockout stage and they will be decided in the next round of fixtures. Thirty-two teams …

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Chelsea vs Swansea: TV channel, stream, kick-off time, odds & match preview

Chelsea are out to extend their unbeaten streak to five games when they take on Swansea City at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Wednesday. The Blues come into the game having drawn 1-1 with Liverpool at the weekend and they will be determined to pick up three points …

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Chelsea v Swansea City: Blues to bag comfortable victory over struggling Swans

Swansea City will be hoping to pull off a shock win when they travel to Stamford Bridge to take on Chelsea on Wednesday. Having lost seven and won just one of the last 10 Premier League fixtures, Paul Clement’s team are available at 12/1 (13.00) with dabblebet to secure a much-needed …

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Fantasy Football: Sigurdsson and Sterling lead Goal’s Fantasy Team of the Week

Week 13 of Premier League action is now in the books and it’s not long now before “week” 14 is upon us. More specifically, the deadline for the Goal game will come this Tuesday (November 28th) at 7:45pm, so be sure to make any changes to your team before then. …

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De Bruyne discloses Mourinho dispute which led to Chelsea departure

Kevin De Bruyne has revealed how Jose Mourinho’s obsession with statistics led to disagreements and his departure from Chelsea. The Blues put a deal in place for the Belgian midfielder back in 2012, but would offer him just nine first-team appearances before he was offloaded to Wolfsburg two years later. …

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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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Play for £800,000 with GOAL’s Colossus Syndicate featuring Chelsea and Inter Milan

What is Colossus pools betting? Colossus offers pool betting games with the world’s biggest sports jackpots across a range of sports. Amounts staked will be placed into the pools and winning players share the pot. What are Colossus Syndicates? Colossus Syndicates enables players to crowdfund tickets into Colossus pools and …

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Ronaldo, Messi, Drogba and Gerrard make Liverpool striker Sturridge’s Ultimate XI

Daniel Sturridge has pieced together an iconic Ultimate XI made up of star turns from past and present, although he admits his team would “probably lose”. Over the course of his career, the 28-year-old has been fortunate to play with and against some of the finest talent in world football, …

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Outcast at Chelsea but Traore open to Mourinho reunion at Man Utd

Bertrand Traore left Chelsea as a frustrated figure but has refused to rule out a possible return to England at Manchester United. The Burkina Faso international striker spent four years on the books at Stamford Bridge, having previously snubbed the option of heading for Old Trafford. United 12/1 to win …

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Tierney to Real Madrid over Man Utd or Arsenal? Sutton tips Celtic star for £30m move

Celtic full-back Kieran Tierney is worth at least £30 million and could grace Real Madrid rather than Manchester United or Arsenal, says Chris Sutton. The 20-year-old full-back is an exciting talent with a growing number of suitors, with his appearances for the Hoops and Scotland drawing widespread praise. Tierney 7/1 …

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How the cult of Mourinho’s relationship with his players has changed

There was a time when Jose Mourinho was famed for fostering a siege mentality within his football clubs in much the same way as the great Sir Alex Ferguson. Just as the legendary Scot refused to air Manchester United’s dirty linen in public, Mourinho would blame anything and everything for …

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Fantasy Football: Sane steals the show for City and Fantasy teams

Matchweek 10 is now in the books and it was largely a re-establishing of the top six clubs. In fact, the only team from the top six last season that lost this weekend was Tottenham who fell to another top six club (Manchester United), so if you see a lot of …

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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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