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Conte presented with Man United Jersey signed by Mourinho
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Conte presented with Man United Jersey signed by Mourinho

  According to reports, Antonio Conte was presented with a special Manchester United jersey signed by his rival Jose Mourinho in the course of his media briefing. This was done by presenters Stefano Curti and Alessandro Onnis from Italian satirical programme Le lene. This was done in the course of Conte's media briefing in preparation for his side's FA Cup game against Hull City, with the jersey bearing Conte's name and number 1 at the back. The duo was said to have conned Mourinho into signing the replica jersey last month. The prankster was said to have approached Conte's desk, playing a video message on a tablet before presenting Conte with the replica. The message on the video which was Italian was interpreted thus; "Antonio, we sent you a messenger. A present f...
Barkley to wait for Chelsea debut, Hazard fit for Arsenal
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Barkley to wait for Chelsea debut, Hazard fit for Arsenal

  Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has disclosed that Ross Barkley will have to wait to make his official debut for Chelsea ahead of the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final fixture against Arsenal. He also disclosed that Eden Hazard is fit and raring to go for the game at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea concluded a 15 million Pounds deal that saw Barkley move to the blue side of London from the blue side of Merseyside, Everton last Friday. Barkley had his first training session on Saturday before joining up with the full squad on Monday. READ: Iheanacho free to leave Leicester according to reports The English midfielder is yet to play a game this season but resumed training a fortnight ago before the Chelsea move, although he'll play no part in Wednesday's game according to Cont...
Cahill keen to avoid Barcelona and PSG in UCL round of 16
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Cahill keen to avoid Barcelona and PSG in UCL round of 16

  Chelsea captain Gary Cahill has admitted that Chelsea would be happy to avoid locking horns with the likes of Barcelona and PSG in the first knockout round of the Champions League. Chelsea played a 1 all draw with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night which ensured that they lost their grip on the group's top spot to Roma. Chelsea will now be drawn against the winner of another group in the last 16 draw scheduled to hold on Monday. Meanwhile, UEFA's law ensures that teams from the same nation can't play against each other in the round of 16 and Chelsea may be in line to square up against PSG, Barcelona and other impressive group winners in the 2017/18 UCL. READ: Diego Perotti signs contract extension with Roma Antonio Conte and Eden Hazard had earlier welcomed the prospect...
BREAKING: Micheal Emenalo parts ways with Chelsea
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BREAKING: Micheal Emenalo parts ways with Chelsea

  Michael Emenalo has shockingly ended his 10 year working relationship with Chelsea Football Club following his sudden resignation from the role of Sporting Director at the club as more questions mount over Conte's reign as manager. Sources have revealed that the decision made by Emenalo is a huge blow to Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich. READ: BEPPE MAROTTA: I FEAR INTER MORE THAN NAPOLI Chelsea emerged as three time Premier League winners, as well as winners of 1 FA cup, Europa League, League Cup and Champions League title respectively during the 52 year old ex Nigeria international's tenure at the club, Emenalo also watched Chelsea in their 1 nil win over Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday as he sat behind the Blues' dugout. This development comes a...
Conte insists Kante will only play when he is 100% fit.
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Conte insists Kante will only play when he is 100% fit.

  Antonio Conte has disclosed that N'Golo Kante will play no part in the team till he is 100% fit. Kante returned to training for Chelsea on Monday after suffering a hamstring injury while playing for the French national team in early October, but was absent from the bench for Chelsea's Champions League match against Roma at the Stadio Olympico. READ: UCL MATCH DAY FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS AND BETTING TIPS Conte will definitely need Kante back in the team as they face Manchester United this weekend in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge, especially after the the 3 nil bashing from Roma in which Fabregas and Bakayoko were dominated in the blues' midfield. However, Conte has insisted he will not gamble with the fitness of the player ahead of the big game on Sunday. “After a...
Juve President teases Conte, gives update on Pogba’s transfer investigations
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Juve President teases Conte, gives update on Pogba’s transfer investigations

  Juve president Andrea Agnelli delivered a speech in the course of a shareholders meeting that was held in Turin on Tuesday afternoon. The club president disclosed some updates on the financial health of the club as well as some more issues. “I said the same thing last season and I am happy to repeat myself. We are proud of what the team is doing, nobody has ever won six successive Serie A titles and we must be proud of this. The best trophy is the next one, the one we still have to win.” READ: BET9JA AND FOOTBALL BETTING: REDEFINING THE PASSION FOR FOOTBALL “I want to thank players like Lichtsteiner, Buffon, Barzagli, Chiellini, Marchisio and Bonucci for their commitment, they made history just like Marotta, Nedved and Paratici.” Agnelli also used the oppo...
Conte facing selection crisis as injuries mount at Chelsea
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Conte facing selection crisis as injuries mount at Chelsea

  Antonio Conte is facing a selection crisis after both Tiemoue Bakayoko and David Luiz picked up knocks as Chelsea and Roma settled for a 3 all draw in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night. The injury concerns at the club have resulted in a thin squad for Chelsea as they prepare for the upcoming games in subsequent weeks. Notable absences from the side are N'Golo Kante, Victor Moses and Danny Drinkwater who is yet to make his debut for the club. READ: Wilshere unhappy with how Arsenal are being criticised Conte tagged the situation as an emergency for his side. On David Luiz' fitness level, he said: “He has a little problem in his calf. In this moment, I can't risk my players, because we are playing always the same players so it's very difficult now to risk so...
Conte admits that Chelsea is struggling to compete on several fronts
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Conte admits that Chelsea is struggling to compete on several fronts

  Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has admitted that his side is struggling to cope with the pressure of competing on several fronts after they were beaten by Crystal Palace in the Premier League over the weekend. Chelsea won the Premier League last season competing on fewer fronts than they are now and things are not going as smoothly as they would have hoped. Crystal Palace came into the game at Selhurst Park on the back of a winless run this season, and no goal registered. However, they sprung a surprise and we're impressive against the Champions who seemed out of sorts to garner all 3 points, leaving Chelsea to wallow in their second defeat in a row, and third of the season so far. READ: Pochettino - Playing at the Bernabeu is like a baptism Conte has now conceded that...
Morata in contention for Roma tie, Kante’s injury not as worse as feared.
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Morata in contention for Roma tie, Kante’s injury not as worse as feared.

  Antonio Conte has handed some upcoming Chelsea opposition cause to worry as he revealed that some of his injured Chelsea players will be resuming earlier than expected. Conte made this known in the course of an interview at the club's Cobham training ground on Friday afternoon, throwing some light on the fitness status of Morata, Kante and Danny Drinkwater. READ: Boateng calls for video technology to check racism Conte hopes that Spanish striker Alvaro Morata will be fit in time for Chelsea's UEFA Champions League clash against Roma as both clubs go head to head over two legs. “Kante has a muscular problem and he is going to remain out of action for 20 days at least. He needs further medical examination to understand how long he will be staying out of action. As for Mora...
Kante likely to miss Chelsea vs Crystal Palace game due to hamstring
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Kante likely to miss Chelsea vs Crystal Palace game due to hamstring

  Reports from The Daily Telegraph have suggested that Chelsea midfielder and France international N'Golo Kante may be a serious doubt for contention for places in the Chelsea squad to face Crystal Palace this weekend in the Premier League after falling victim to a hamstring injury during the international break. READ: Mustafi likely to be out on a long injury spell Kante appeared to have hurt his hamstring in the first half as France secured a 1 nil win away to Bulgaria on Saturday. He was immediately replaced by PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot. The club will now conduct checks on the player to ascertain the degree of the injury, although it seems unlikely he'll make it in time for the game against Crystal Palace. Meanwhile, with an all important game coming up against Roma ...