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Antonio Conte praises Alvaro Morata’s character after striker ends goal drought

Posted Monday, March 19, 2018 by PA18 hits

Antonio Conte praised the character of his Chelsea players and striker Alvaro Morata after Sunday’s FA Cup quarter-final win at Leicester.Striker Morata ended a 13-game run without a goal with his first since Boxing Day in a 2-1 win secured by Pedro’s extra-time header. The Blues will face Southampton in next month’s semi-final.Conte’s satisfaction was because Chelsea los...Full Story »

Liverpool vs Watford - Henderson back in contention for Watford clash

Posted Saturday, March 17, 2018 by PA31 hits

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson could make a return to the starting line-up for the visit of Watford.The England international was on the bench for last weekend’s defeat at Manchester United but is likely to be brought back.Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has to decide whether to retain Dejan Lovren in central defence, after his performance at Old Trafford came in for criticism, or replace him w...Full Story »

Carlisle winger Jamal Campbell-Ryce back in contention for Crawley clash

Posted Friday, March 16, 2018 by PA11 hits

Jamal Campbell-Ryce could be part of Carlisle’s squad for the match against Crawley.The winger has returned to training having missed last weekend’s draw with Exeter due to a calf injury.Ashley Nadesan came off the bench to score against the Grecians and is pushing for a starting spot.Tom Miller, Kelvin Etuhu, Jason Kennedy and Nicky Adams are all still missing.Crawley will be withou...Full Story »

Alonso joins Conte in firing transfer message at Chelsea board

Posted Friday, March 16, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com112 hits

Chelsea fullback Marcos Alonso has hit out at their squad depth after defeat at Champions League opponents Barcelona. It is the first time one of the players has echoed boss Antonio Conte's constant gripe that he is being sold short by the club in the transfer market. Alonso said: “We have had so many games this year and we have not got the deepest squad." The Spaniard continued: R...Full Story »

David Davis returns to contention for Hull clash

Posted Thursday, March 15, 2018 by PA23 hits

Birmingham boss Garry Monk will hope to have captain David Davis available for the first time when Hull visit St Andrew’s.The midfielder has been out with a knee injury for over a month and has missed six matches, including Monk’s first two as manager, but he has been training and is close to a return.Monk started with Lukas Jutkiewicz and Sam Gallagher as a strike partnership at Car...Full Story »

Diego Costa scores out Conte's name in Instagram post

Posted Thursday, March 15, 2018 by Marca.com65 hits

The fall-out between Diego Costa and Antonio Conte during the striker's final few months at Chelsea was a very public one and it seems the Spain international hasn't yet forgiven his former coach for pushing him out of the London club. The Brazilian shared an image on Instagram ahead of Chelsea's match against Barcelona in the Champions League and he scribbled out the coach's name. Costa is ...Full Story »

Conte takes time to laud Messi after Champions League exit

Posted Thursday, March 15, 2018 by PA46 hits

Antonio Conte took the opportunity to compliment a rare talent after Lionel Messi masterminded Barcelona’s Champions League defeat of Chelsea.Messi scored three goals and made another in the two-legged last-16 tie, which Barcelona won 4-1 on aggregate.Blues head coach Conte left the Nou Camp pitch after Wednesday night’s 3-0 loss, featuring two goals from Messi, with his arm around t...Full Story »

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte speaks out on Eden Hazard ahead of Barcelona showdown

Posted Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by hits

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is looking to beat Barcelona in the Champions League And Conte revealed he would not consider dumping Barcelona out of the Champions League as something to crow about. Chelsea need a victory tonight in the Nou Camp, or a 2-2 draw or better. A 2-2 was good enough in 2012 when Chelsea left Lionel Messi in tears after the Catalans' Champions League semi-final exit and ...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Chelsea FC - Antonio Conte: Hazard must win more trophies to emulate Iniesta

Posted Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by PA60 hits

Antonio Conte called on Eden Hazard to win “important trophies” to be considered in the same class as Barcelona’s Andres Iniesta.Chelsea must score in Wednesday night’s Champions League last-16 second leg at the Nou Camp to have any chance of advancing at Barcelona’s expense.Iniesta is a doubt with a hamstring injury and Conte waxed lyrical when asked about the diff...Full Story »

DONE DEAL? Luis Enrique agrees Chelsea contract and ready to replace Conte

Posted Monday, March 12, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com173 hits

Former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has agreed to join Chelsea, it has been revealed. El Confidencial says Enrique has settled terms with Chelsea to succeed Antonio Conte at the end of this season. It's suggested Chelsea's board has run out of patience with Conte after his constant sniping this season over transfer policy. Enrique stepped down from Barca last summer and vowed to take a year ...Full Story »

Chelsea ready for Enrique battle: PSG to rival Blues for Conte replacement

Posted Sunday, March 11, 2018 by hits

Chelsea are facing a fight with PSG if they want to make Luis Enrique their next manager The mega-rich French club have the ex-Barcelona boss on their list of targets as they plan a managerial change in the summer. And Enrique, 47, has been strongly linked with the Chelsea job with boss Antonio Conte under threat. What is clear is that, whatever PSG do if they sack Unai Emery, it looks like i...Full Story »

Conte calls for ‘great resilience’ against Barcelona – after narrow win over Palace

Posted Sunday, March 11, 2018 by PA12 hits

Antonio Conte has called on Chelsea to show resilience in Barcelona and says he will consult his players on tactics for Wednesday’s Champions League clash at the Nou Camp.The Blues head coach was speaking after watching his side cling on unconvincingly to a 2-1 victory over relegation-threatened Crystal Palace. It was just their fifth win from 16 games in 2018.With the Champions League las...Full Story »

Chelsea FC 2 - 1 Crystal Palace: Chelsea hold off Palace but concerns remain for Conte

Posted Sunday, March 11, 2018 by PA46 hits

Chelsea clung on to a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge which will do little to boost the Blues’ fragile confidence ahead of Wednesday’s trip to Barcelona.Willian’s fifth goal in five games and an own goal from Martin Kelly gave Chelsea a 2-0 half-time lead, but Palace gave their hosts plenty of cause for concern.Palace striker Alexander Sorloth hit the post after ...Full Story »

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte fires warning to Eden Hazard ahead of Crystal Palace visit

Posted Saturday, March 10, 2018 by hits

Eden Hazard has been deployed as a false 9 in recent weeks ANTONIO CONTE has issued a warning to Eden Hazard not to take his frustrations out on Chelsea's tactics in public. The Belgian forward moaned about having to play the 'false 9' position again in the 1-0 defeat at Manchester City last week, saying he could have played for three hours more without touching the ball. But Conte told him: ...Full Story »

PSG chiefs ready to welcome Conte agent for talks

Posted Friday, March 09, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com65 hits

The agent of Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is set for talks with PSG. Conte is under contract until the summer of 2019 but is expected to leave Chelsea this summer, having publicly criticised the board over their transfer policy when he accused them of lacking ambition. L'Equipe says Conte's agent, Federico Pastorello, will be in Paris on Tuesday — the day before Chelsea play Barcelona in...Full Story »

Wycombe Wanderers vs Cambridge United - Nathan McGinley in contention for Wycombe

Posted Friday, March 09, 2018 by PA28 hits

Wycombe should have Nathan McGinley available for the visit of Cambridge.The on-loan Middlesbrough defender missed last week’s defeat to Coventry with an ankle injury but the enforced weather break has given him more time to recover.Sam Saunders, Anthony Stewart, Michael Harriman and Scott Kashket remain out.The Chairboys will be hoping to bounce back from successive defeats, which has see...Full Story »

Kevin O’Connor misses Plymouth contest

Posted Friday, March 09, 2018 by PA17 hits

Kevin O’Connor will be missing for Fleetwood when they entertain Plymouth at Highbury.The on-loan Preston defender picked up an ankle problem this week and has been ruled out.Boss John Sheridan, who will take charge of the Cod Army for just the second time, otherwise has a full complement of players to choose from.Fleetwood are winless in League One since January 13 but did pick up their f...Full Story »

PSG consider Pochettino and Conte as Emery replacements

Posted Thursday, March 08, 2018 by Marca.com68 hits

Unai Emery's days at Paris Saint-Germain are numbered after the Ligue 1 side's Champions League elimination at the hands of Real Madrid. Club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi stuck by the Basque after last season's loss to Barcelona, but he is now looking for a replacement in the Parc des Princes dugout, with Mauricio Pochettino and Antonio Conte both being considered. Pochettino is the leading...Full Story »

Marcos Alonso piles pressure on Antonio Conte: Chelsea have attitude problem

Posted Tuesday, March 06, 2018 by hits

The Blues have been left reeling after losing 1-0 at Manchester City to slump to their fourth defeat in five league games. Conte's flops have gone from Premier League champions to 'chumpions' and now face a losing battle to secure a top four finish. Conte is locked in a desperate scrap to avoid the sack as billionaire owner Roman Abramovich loses patience with the failing Italian. Now Alonso ...Full Story »

Astori was a fantastic guy - Antonio Conte

Posted Monday, March 05, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com114 hits

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte paid tribute to "fantastic guy" Davide Astori, who he coached during his time in charge of Italy. Astori, 31, was found dead in his hotel room ahead of Fiorentina's match at Udinese on Sunday, with all Serie A matches consequently postponed. The cause of the defender's death remains unclear, but an autopsy is due to be conducted while the rest of the squad fly back...Full Story »

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