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Costa insists he has no issue with Conte after transfer is agreed

Chelsea confirmed on Thursday that troubled striker Diego Costa had agreed a deal to sign for Atletico Madrid. The Spanish international had been deemed surplus to requirements by manager Antonio Conte, apparently receiving a text in the summer to say he would not be needed at the club. The 28-year-old was never seen at Stamford …

Musonda admits being in tears after first Chelsea goal

Chelsea youngster Charly Musonda netted his first ever goal for the club last night as the Blues triumphed against Nottingham Forest 5-1. The League Cup tie gave manager Antonio Conte a brilliant opportunity to allow some fringe players a run in the side, and the Italian did not disappoint, giving players such as Musonda, Kenedy, …

Conte rubbishes talk of two horse title race

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has dismissed claims that the Premier League title race is a two horse race this season, saying that anything can happen before the end of the season. Both Manchester rivals sit joint top of the Premier League table with identical records after the first five games of the season. Many have …

Conte reveals team news ahead of Forest clash

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has revealed that forward Eden Hazard is ready to make his first appearance in the Blues’ starting line up. The Belgian has played a bit part role for Chelsea over the last few weeks after recovering from ankle surgery, but Conte says the star is ready to start against Nottingham Forest …

Wilkins: I’d prefer Diego Costa over Morata

Ray Wilkins says he would prefer Chelsea to have Diego Costa up front instead of Alvaro Morata. Costa has not joined up with Chelsea despite the season being well underway, and there is speculation that he could make a £57m move to Atletico Madrid in January. Costa’s replacement, club-record signing Alvaro Morata, has impressed since …

Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest: Match Preview and Predictions

Chelsea take on Championship side Nottingham Forest on Wednesday in their first game of the League Cup. The Blues exited the competition last season in the fourth round at the hands of West Ham United, and will hope that they can push for a much better run this time round. Chelsea are usually a force …

Conte bemoans poor Chelsea discipline

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte admits he finds it ‘strange’ that his team once again finished a game against Arsenal with 10 men. During Chelsea’s 0-0 draw with Arsenal on Sunday, defender David Luiz was shown a straight red late on after a tackle on full-back Sead Kolasinac. It was the third time in three games …

Conte challenges Bakayoko to follow Kante’s development

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte hopes N’Golo Kante’s development into one of the best players in the Premier League will rub off onto team-mate and compatriot Tiemoue Bakayoko. The 23-year-old was signed by Conte from Monaco for a fee of around £40m during the summer. After he signed, Matic was sold to Manchester United, meaning the …

Morata admits United interest but wanted to play for Conte

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Alvaro Morata has admitted that Manchester United were interested in acquiring his services during the summer transfer window, before moving from Real Madrid to Chelsea. The 24-year-old looked certain to join Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford, with Romelu Lukaku destined to go back to his former club Chelsea. However, the complete opposite was the end …

Conte not interested in Wenger’s problems at Arsenal

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Chelsea face Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, hoping to secure a fourth straight league win and piling the pressure on their London rivals. The Blues are the favourites for the game, and have not lost to the Gunners at home since 2011. However, the clubs last two meetings in both the FA Cup final …

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