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Upsets, shocks, agony and ecstasy; yes, the FA Cup weekend is upon us…

Expectations are high; tickets have been bought, and scarves are at the ready for expectant fans up and down the country. FA Cup weekend is upon us, with the Premier League’s leading teams vying for a bid to snaffle the prized silverware. The chance of a visit to Wembley for one of football’s showpiece occasions […]

Chelsea take big step to Premier League glory and are now eight points ahead of second-placed Arsenal

Chelsea took a huge step on their path to claiming the Premier League trophy with a 2-0 win over Hull City at Stamford Bridge yesterday. There was movement below the table-toppers with Arsenal jumping to second spot with a dramatic 2-1 victory over Burnley at the Emirates Stadium, thanks to a Shkodran Mustafi goal and […]

Chelsea manager Conte dismisses Chinese whispers over Costa as striker prepares to face Hull

The billionaire owners of a clutch of Chinese clubs can put away the cash they have earmarked for a bid for Chelsea striker Diego Costa. Potent frontman Costa looked to be on his way out of Stamford Bridge after a bust-up with the Blues — and that was set to spark a big-money bidding war […]

Liverpool boss Klopp eyes to leapfrog Chelsea and move to Premier League summit

Jurgen Klopp will bid to guide Liverpool to the top of the Premier League once more when the Reds host Sunderland at Anfield on Saturday. But it is tight at the summit and any one of four teams could arguably be sitting looking down on their title rivals come the conclusion of weekend games. For […]

Conte got lucky with Chelsea tactics switch but amazing winning run is down to form not fortune

Chelsea chief Antonio Conte admits it was good fortune rather than tactical genius which led him to make the formation switch that has heralded an amazing Blues run of form. The Stamford Bridge outfits’ new-look 3-4-3 system paid off once more with another win at Middlesborough in the Premier League on Sunday, their sixth successive […]

Liverpool top of the Premier League pile but Blues, City and Arsenal in pursuit

Liverpool are sitting pretty at the top of the Premier League and will remain in their lofty position for at least another 11 days, thanks to the international break. Jurgen Klopp has the Reds followers whispering the words “title ambitions” after they trounced Watford 6-1 at Anfield last time of asking to go to the […]

Boss Conte lifts lid on Chelsea owner Abramovich’s passion for Blues

Chelsea coach Antonio Conte has revealed owner Roman Abramovich studies the training videos shown to Blues players, such is his passion for knowledge about the game. Former Italy chief Conte, drafted in as the Stamford Bridge chief in the summer, says he is delighted with the studious approach the billionaire takes to tactics and team formation. […]

Moses a nice surprise for Chelsea boss Conte as Blues see off Saints

Antonio Conte admits he has been hugely surprised by the emergence of Victor Moses as a key player for Chelsea after the Blues’ 2-0 victory over Southampton on Sunday. Eden Hazard and Diego Costa both scored to hand the Stamford Bridge outfit a relatively comfortable Premier League win and the scoreline means they have enjoyed […]

How would the greatest Premier League players be valued in today’s market

The Premier League is so named for a reason. It’s not just the best league in English football; it’s arguably the best league in the world. Some of the greatest players in the game have played in the Premier League, many while at the top of their game. In recent seasons, the amount of money […]

Cahill’s praise for Blues after Manchester United crushed

Gary Cahill has heaped praise on his Chelsea team-mates after the Blues made Jose Mourinho’s homecoming as Manchester United manager one to forget for the self-proclaimed Special One. Antonio Conte’s men trounced an abject United 4-0 in a one-sided Premier League affair at Stamford Bridge, with the victory and points edging Chelsea above Tottenham into […]

Samba ace Luiz lifts lid on title ambition back with Chelsea

David Luiz has spoken of his delight at being back at Chelsea after returning to Stamford Bridge in the summer from Paris St Germain. Brazilian Luiz has settled right back in with the Blues and says he was eager to rekindle his romance with Antonio Conte’s side – and win the top flight crown after two years […]

Three players who could get a new lease of life under Antonio Conte at Chelsea

After a painful season that saw a futile defence of their 2014/2015 Premier League crown, Chelsea fans can now look forward to next season with optimism following the appointment of highly-rated Italian manager Antonio Conte. With the ‘Special One’, Jose Mourinho, sacked following an unusually poor run of results and his predecessor, Gus Hiddink, leaving at the end of the […]

Guillem Balague reveals Chelsea transfer plans: Costa replacement identified

Chelsea has suffered greatly this season as they are finishing mid table and missing out on Champions League football next season. The Blues announced Antonio Conte as the new manager for next season, who will be looking to overhaul his entire team. Many players are said to be heading out, including Cesc Fabregas and Diego […]

Man Utd are reportedly interested in signing former Chelsea midfielder

After an unimpressive season, Manchester United is now out of UEFA Champions League chances and accordingly has a set of plans for the summer transfer season. They need to decide quickly because another year without Champions League will not only upset the fans but bring about great economic loss. So it is a must that […]

Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho confirms July return to management

Rumors surrounding Jose Mourinho and Manchester United have been coming up since the Portuguese manager was sacked from Chelsea last December. The Special One and Man U have both kept it on the downlow, but many sources report that Mourinho will be coaching The Red Devils next season. Louis van Gaal, United’s current manager believed […]

Abramovich personally involved: The real reason Chelsea offered John Terry a new contract

It was widely accepted that Chelsea and John Terry were parting ways at the end of the season. However, Chelsea offered Terry a surprise 12 month extensions that will keep him in Stamford Bridge for another year. The mastermind behind it all was Chelsea owner and notorious business mogul, Roman Abramovich (via DailyStar). John Terry […]

Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard revealed the truth behind his poor season

Eden Hazard had recently broken his recent spell of underwhelming poor performances. It may well be too little to late to secure Chelsea’s season although it will be a boost to his country Belgium as he looks to lead the side in the Euros due to Kompany’s absence. Hazard continued to dazzle in the latter […]

Premier League return? United target Cristiano Ronaldo spotted round the corner from Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge

If one follows the media long enough they would think Real Madrid are having a squad overhaul. Better yet it’s all their top players that speculation of departures just won’t go away. It was first Isco, Kross, Benzema, James and now Ronaldo. It seems one can’t go anywhere without question being asked these days. The […]

Guus Hiddink hints at new contract for Chelsea legend John Terry after Anfield protest

Does John Terry have a few more years to give Chelsea? Guus Hiddink certainly thinks so. The 35-year-old captain is suspended for the remainder of the season after getting sent off 2 games ago. Speculation continued that he wouldn’t get the sending off he deserved but now he won’t be needing a sending off. It […]

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