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Conte calls for VAR improvements

Posted Thursday, January 18, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com34 hits

Antonio Conte believes improvements are needed to the video assistant referee (VAR) system if it is to be used in English football. VAR is being trialled in the FA Cup, with the system in use for Chelsea's FA Cup replay against Norwich City on Wednesday when the Premier League side progressed to the fourth round after a 5-3 penalty shoot-out win following a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge. But t...Full Story »

Conte packing in homework as Chelsea games stack up

Posted Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com84 hits

Chelsea head coach is happy to continue crafting tactical plans at home but fears his players and others are being overworked in England. Antonio Conte is working overtime at home to cope with Chelsea's busy schedule, which he does not feel is justified by the riches on offer in English football. The reigning Premier League champions face Norwich City in an FA Cup third-round replay at Stamf...Full Story »

Antonio Conte: Alvaro Morata is not Chelsea’s only problem

Posted Monday, January 15, 2018 by squawka.com97 hits

Antonio Conte insists Chelsea‘s goal drought is not solely the result of Alvaro Morata's poor run of form. The 25-year-old Spaniard has not scored for the Blues since the win over Brighton on Boxing Day, unable to find the net in his past five games. Chelsea, meanwhile, have now recorded three straight goalless draws for the first time in their history. Morata, the club's record signi...Full Story »

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte reacts to Leicester draw with Arsenal game to blame

Posted Sunday, January 14, 2018 by hits

The Blues were held to a 0-0 draw by the Foxes today at Stamford Bridge. And Chelsea were lucky not to lose to Claude Puel’s side, who dominated the first half as Jamie Vardy ran the hosts ragged. A red card to Ben Chilwell saw Leicester sit back after the break but Chelsea failed to break the visitors down. The Blues played Arsenal on Wednesday in the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg -...Full Story »

Conte: I face uncertain Chelsea future

Posted Saturday, January 13, 2018 by foxsportsasia.com13 hits

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte admits that “anything is possible” when it comes to his future at Stamford Bridge. Recent reports in Italy have linked Juventus boss Max Allegri and Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri with the Chelsea job, and Conte realises that being a Premier League manager does not come with a lot of job security. “I have another year of (my) contract with this club,...Full Story »

Luis Enrique and Allegri emerge as favourites to replace Conte at Chelsea

Posted Saturday, January 13, 2018 by Marca.com67 hits

With Antonio Conte unlikely to remain at Chelsea at the end of the season the club is looking at alternatives and Luis Enrique and Massimiliano Allegri have emerged as the favourites to take his place. According to the Daily Mail, former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique is a firm possibility, along with Allegri, while less so is Maurizio Sarri. Carlo Ancelotti, however, is not on the short lis...Full Story »

Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho calls end to feud with Antonio Conte

Posted Saturday, January 13, 2018 by Skysports.com89 hits

Jose Mourinho says he hurt Antonio Conte with his words and has drawn a line under their feud Jose Mourinho called an end to the war of words between himself and Antonio Conte after saying he "hurt" the Chelsea manager. The two managers have been embroiled in a spat since Mourinho accused some Premier League bosses of acting like 'clowns' on the touchline, which led to Conte to suggest that Mo...Full Story »

Newcastle vs Swansea City - Rob Elliot in contention for Newcastle return

Posted Saturday, January 13, 2018 by PA53 hits

Goalkeeper Rob Elliot could return to the Newcastle team for Saturday's Premier League clash with Swansea after shaking off a thigh injury. Elliot sat out last weekend's FA Cup third-round victory over Luton, as did defender Chancel Mbemba (knee), but both could be included in the squad for the Swans' visit to St James' Park. However, manager Rafael Benitez will still be without striker Aleksa...Full Story »

Sheffield United vs Sheffield Wed. - New signings in contention to make Blades bows in derby

Posted Friday, January 12, 2018 by PA28 hits

Sheffield United could hand debuts to Ryan Leonard, Lee Evans and James Wilson against Sheffield Wednesday on Friday night. All three joined the club this week and boss Chris Wilder could throw them straight into his side as the Blades try and achieve a first Steel City derby double since 2005-06. Wilder could also recall a number of players after he made nine changes for the FA Cup win at Ips...Full Story »

Cambridge United vs Mansfield - David Amoo and Paul Lewis in contention for Cambridge

Posted Saturday, January 13, 2018 by PA22 hits

David Amoo and Paul Lewis are in contention when Cambridge host Mansfield in League Two. Striker Amoo has had a hamstring problem and midfielder Lewis a knee issue, but both returned to training this week. Midfielder Adam Phillips has signed a six-month loan deal from Norwich and could make his debut, but George Taft has returned to parent club Mansfield at the end of his temporary deal. Midf...Full Story »

Four Tigers return to contention

Posted Saturday, January 13, 2018 by PA13 hits

The Hull quartet of Allan McGregor, Michael Dawson, Jackson Irvine and Nouha Dicko all return to contention for the home game against Reading.All four sat out last week's FA Cup win at Blackburn and boss Nigel Adkins must decide whether to recall them or retain David Marshall, Max Clark, Evandro and Adama Diomande.Seb Larsson is also pushing for a recall, while Adkins has no major new injury or...Full Story »

Conte confirms Chelsea wanted Van Dijk

Posted Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com82 hits

Virgil van Dijk was a transfer target for Chelsea before the defender signed for Liverpool, according to Antonio Conte. Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte wanted to sign Virgil van Dijk before the Netherlands international became the world's most expensive defender by signing for Liverpool. A reported £75million deal for the centre-back was confirmed last month and Van Dijk promptly heade...Full Story »

Ross Barkley could be Chelsea's No.10 – Antonio Conte

Posted Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by squawka.com97 hits

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte believes new signing Ross Barkley should be looking towards winning a place in England's World Cup squad as he works his way back to fitness. Barkley joined the Blues from Everton in the first week of the transfer window for a cut-price £15m fee but is yet to play for either club so far this term having missed the start of the season with a hamstring injury....Full Story »

Antonio Conte slams Jose Mourinho: He's a 'little man'

Posted Sunday, January 07, 2018 by ESPN92 hits

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte called Jose Mourinho a "little man" with a "very low profile" and a "fake" as he continued his extraordinary public war of words with the Manchester United manager after Chelsea were held to a goalless draw by Norwich City in the FA Cup on Saturday. Chelsea face a replay at Stamford Bridge later this month after a tepid performance against their Championship opponen...Full Story »

Norwich City 0 - 0 Chelsea FC: Norwich frustrate much-changed Chelsea to land Conte with unwanted replay

Posted Saturday, January 06, 2018 by PA37 hits

Chelsea's peripheral players failed to impress in a goalless draw at Carrow Road as Norwich earned an FA Cup third-round replay. Chelsea struggled against the Canaries, for whom Alex Pritchard, Josh Murphy and James Maddison excelled going forwards. Given Antonio Conte's regular fixture complaints, he would not have wanted a replay, but Championship Norwich frustrated the Blues, who came clo...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Levante - Dembele in contention for Barcelona's LaLiga match against Levante

Posted Sunday, January 07, 2018 by PA97 hits

Ousmane Dembele is likely to again start amongst the substitutes when Barcelona face Levante on Sunday. The 20-year-old, a 105million euro signing in August, suffered a hamstring injury on his LaLiga debut for Barca in September, but came off the bench in the midweek 1-1 Copa del Rey draw at Celta Vigo. The Frenchman has been included in Barca's squad to face Levante, and though coach Ernesto ...Full Story »

Mourinho to Conte: I will never be suspended for match-fixing

Posted Saturday, January 06, 2018 by Marca.com121 hits

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho quickly responded to Antonio Conte's suggestion he may be suffering from dementia by reminding the Chelsea manage that he had peviously been accused of match-fixing. Before joining Chelsea, Conte was implicated in a scandal while at Siena in 2011 but was later cleared of any wrongdoing. Mourinho had earlier said that he was not losing his interest at ...Full Story »

Chelsea news: Blues set for HUGE reshuffle as Antonio Conte replacement lined up

Posted Friday, January 05, 2018 by hits

Conte has cut a frustrated figure at Stamford Bridge this season with much of his anger aimed at the club’s transfer strategy in the summer. Alvaro Morata, Danny Drinkwater, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Antonio Rudiger, Davide Zappacosta and Willy Caballero all arrived at Chelsea at the start of the season. But the club also allowed 10 stars to leave permanently while a whole host of squad players ...Full Story »

Alvaro Morata 'not lucky' in front of goal, says Antonio Conte

Posted Thursday, January 04, 2018 by ESPN58 hits

Alvaro Morata missed three great chances against Arsenal on Wednesday. Antonio Conte refused to criticise Alvaro Morata for missing several key chances to score in Chelsea's 2-2 draw with Arsenal, insisting that the striker has simply not been "lucky" in front of goal in recent games. Morata found himself behind the Arsenal defence with only Petr Cech to beat three times at the Emirates Stadiu...Full Story »

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte won't be recalling Ruben Loftus-Cheek this winter

Posted Wednesday, January 03, 2018 by hits

Chelsea boss Conte ended a number of loan moves early last season with the likes of Nathan Ake, Kenedy and Charly Musonda returning to Stamford Bridge in January. The Blues once again have several players out with other clubs and Loftus-Cheek is impressing at Crystal Palace. The 21-year-old midfielder has featured 17 times for the Eagles and has performed well. With the January transfer win...Full Story »

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