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Abramovich betrayed Conte in January, Italian could leave Chelsea unless this happens

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is unhappy with the club’s business during the January transfer window.

Apparently, the Italian wanted to strengthen his side during the midseason but Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich failed to deliver substantial funds for Conte’s targets.

Highly rated South American confirms Chelsea offer, reveals meeting with Abramovich

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Former Chile manager Jorge Sampaoli has revealed that he met with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich regarding a move to the London club.

The South American manager is very highly rated within the game and was offered the Chelsea job before Antonio Conte. Sampaoli has claimed that he had to reject the offer because it was not ideal.

Abramovich confirms £16m Chelsea transfer, date of announcement revealed

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Chelsea are all set to complete the appointment of Italy national team coach Antonio Conte as their new manager for next season.

Interim boss Guus Hiddink is expected to depart at the end of this season and the former Juventus manager will step in to replace Jose Mourinho long term.

Chelsea have handed Conte a three-year deal worth around 6.

Abramovich confirms £16m Chelsea transfer, date of announcement revealed

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Chelsea are all set to complete the appointment of Italy national team coach Antonio Conte as their new manager for next season.

Interim boss Guus Hiddink is expected to depart at the end of this season and the former Juventus manager will step in to replace Jose Mourinho long term.

Chelsea have handed Conte a three-year deal worth around 6.

Chelsea agree £14.25m move, Abramovich informs players about new arrival

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Chelsea have finalised a deal with the Italian national team manager Antonio Conte.

The Italian will take charge of the Blues at the end of the season when his contract with the national team expires.

Chelsea agree £14.25m move, Abramovich informs players about new arrival

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Chelsea have finalised a deal with the Italian national team manager Antonio Conte.

The Italian will take charge of the Blues at the end of the season when his contract with the national team expires.

According to latest reports from Italy, Roman Abramovich has confirmed the move to his players at the Chelsea training ground in Cobham.

Abramovich to meet this Chelsea target on his yacht, announcement soon

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Abramovich to meet this Chelsea target on his yacht, announcement soon - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea are set to finalise the appointment of Antonio Conte once the Italian has had a meeting with their Russian owner Roman Abramovich.

Conte's representatives have been in London ironing out the details of the deal since Friday.

Chelsea have decided this about Mourinho; Abramovich's shocking plan

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Chelsea have decided this about Mourinho; Abramovich's shocking plan - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea board have held a nine hour meeting to discuss the future of club manager Jose Mourinho.

The Portuguese manager has been under immense pressure following his side's catastrophic start to the season and this week's defeat against Leicester City has piled further pressure on the Chelsea fan favourite.

Abramovich worried about player, Chelsea eyeing former Arsenal duo

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Abramovich worried about player, Chelsea eyeing former Arsenal duo - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is surprised and worried with Jose Mourinho's treatment of Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

Loftus-Cheek is highly rated at Chelsea and the Premier League champions are convinced that he can go on to become a first team star for them in future.

Jose Mourinho didn’t want Petr Cech to leave Chelsea, but Abramovich overruled him

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Petr Cech went against Jose Mourinho by pushing to leave Stamford Bridge, but the Arsenal new boy is confident their relationship remains intact after speaking to the Chelsea manager.

The last campaign was a difficult one for the 33-year-old, having been displaced as first-choice goalkeeper at Stamford Bridge after 10 seasons.

Jose Mourinho didn’t want Petr Cech to leave Chelsea, but Abramovich overruled him

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Petr Cech went against Jose Mourinho by pushing to leave Stamford Bridge, but the Arsenal new boy is confident their relationship remains intact after speaking to the Chelsea manager.

The last campaign was a difficult one for the 33-year-old, having been displaced as first-choice goalkeeper at Stamford Bridge after 10 seasons.

Chelsea star expects Arsenal transfer to be DONE DEAL soon

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Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal fans will be hoping that the apparently very small chance that Roman Abramovich could step in and block the transfer of Petr Cech to Arsenal does not become bigger and stop the Gunners from signing one of the best keepers that the Premier League has ever seen. According to a [.

Why Mourinho REALLY snapped at Arsenal boss!

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The real reasons Mourinho is so angry By AondoaverK Jose Mourinho's media statements in response to the Arsenal manager's opinions on why the top coaches do not want to be considered title favourites did not come as a surprise. What is surprising is the sheer anger and outright disrespect that they contained.

Who cares if Sir Alex Ferguson snubbed Chelsea?

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Headlines have been made recently over the comments made on US TV by Sir Alex Ferguson. Speaking of the Wayne Rooney situation and the pressure David Moyes is already under at Old Trafford, Fergie also revealed that Chelsea approached him to take over when Roman first took over. He said:
"They used an agent to approach me when Abramovich first took over the club.

Chelsea new boy Willian likes chant claiming he hates Tottenham

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Recent Chelsea signing Willian has given his seal of approval to a new chant claiming he hates Tottenham. The former Anzhi player used his Instagram account to like a video posted on the social networking site of the song being sung ahead of Friday's Super Cup clash with Bayern Munich. The Brazilian midfielder had been [.

A Statistical Look At Chelsea's Managers During the Abramovich Era

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Since Roman Abramovich took over Chelsea in 2003, a host of managers have walked in and walked out of the West London side's doors. Claudio Ranieri was in charge when the Russian billionaire arrived, and he managed to last one entire season, something not all managers under Abramovich's watch are able to boast.

Arsenal boss happy to avoid the managers Magic Roundabout

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Arsene Wenger has had a fair bit to say recently about the short term thinking displayed by a lot of football clubs these days, while trying to end the speculation about his own future as the Arsenal manager. We know that the Frenchman is a man of principles and will stick to them, although the Arsenal fans wish he would be a bit more flexible sometimes.

Roman "charms" Jose Mourinho.

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Rumour if rife at the moment about the future of Jose Mourinho with speculation in some quarters that he has ALREADY SIGNED an agreement to leave Real Madrid this summer and in addition, he has already agreed a deal to become manager somewhere else.

Now, I for one am hoping that it's to come back to Chelsea and finish the job he started here.

Chelsea Could Add Brazilian Star to Strengthen Midfield

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According to Caught Offside, Chelsea could make a £20m bid for Real Madrid's Brazilian playmaker Kaka. The former AC Milan has failed to secure a regular starting spot during his time in Spain, and with Madrid sure to bolster their squad in the summer, potential playing opportunity may get even smaller for him.

The End of the Rafa-lution

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The date read 19thMay 2012. It had just gone 23:20 local time when an eerie silence fell upon the Allianz Arena in Germany's capital city of Munich. He stood at 6 feet 1 inches and had the look of a man possessed, this was to be his night, his time to be written in the history of the club.

Rafa Given Ultimatum: Beat Wigan Or Be Fired

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According to Martin Lipton at the Mirror, Rafa Benitez has been an ultimatum. Beat Wigan this weekend or be sacked!

Roman Abramovich is said to be furious as Chelsea's post-Christmas tailspin. Saturday's loss at Newcastle came on the back of poor draws at Swansea, Brentford and Reading.

Abramovich, who is not known for his patience, is said to be worried that there is a serious and growing prospect of Chelsea falling to finish in the top four for the second consecutive season.

Arsenal MUST go on the Attack at Chelsea says Wilshere

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Arsenal travel to Stamford Bridge on Sunday to face Chelsea in a game that could have a huge saying on the season for both clubs. The Gunners are coming off the back of the best performance in a while, knowing that a win will put us just five points behind Chelsea with a game in hand. The Blues, on the other hand, are in a bad way.

Abramovich To Offer Guardiola £18m A Season To Manage Chelsea

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Clear signs that the Rafa Benitez era at Chelsea will be a very short one as the Daily Express is reporting that Chelsea are set to make Pep Guardiola the highest paid manager in the world.

Guardiola turn down three offers from Abramovich last summer after leaving the Nou Camp for a year's sabbatical and it looks like Chelsea are going to make him an offer he cannot refuse.

Chelsea Should Think Carefully Before Letting Legend Frank Lampard Walk Away

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The direction that the Chelsea hierarchy are looking to steer the club in is very clear. The world's best young players are very much the agenda in the transfer market whilst the ‘old guard' look as though they will be allowed to see out their contracts and walk away. Its all about the future. This began when Abramovich brought in Andre Villas-Boas last campaign, looking to usher in a new era at Chelsea.

Chelsea To Make Falcao Its Highest Paid Player

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What Financial Fair Play Rules? Obviously Chelsea do not care much about them as owner Roman Abramovich is said to be ready to break the bank to sign Atletico Madrid superstar Radamel Falcao.

Abramovich wants Falcao and is ready to meet the £48 million buy-out clause in the striker's contract.

Is This What Roman Abramovich Really Wants?

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Last night's Chelsea v Fulham match at Stamford Bridge was so hard to watch. Neither side able to keep possession and string four or five good passes together. Watching the match I was wondering, is this the Chelsea that Roman Abramovich really wants to see?

Abramovich has spent around 800 m on Chelsea since fallen in love with football after seeing Real Madrid v Man United European Cup game years ago.

Chelsea have made Arsenal’s job much easier!

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Arsenal fans should give a great big thankyou to Roman Abramovich. Nothing that happens this year will do the Gunners as many favours as the crazy billionaire Russian has done us this week. It is common knowledge that Abramovich was desperate to get his hands on the Champions league trophy, and the man who finally did what a host of other very well paid and expensive managers failed to do has been rewarded with the sack.

RDM Sacked by Chelsea- Abramovich shows Di Matteo the door

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RDM Sacked by Chelsea- Abramovich shows Di Matteo the door is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Chelsea have sacked manager Roberto di Matteo today ( November 21, 2012), barely six months after the latter guided them to their 2011/12 Champions League trophy in Munich after beating FC Bayern on penalties.

Arsenal

Would Arsenal fans swap The Ox for Eden Hazard!

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I know it sounds a bit farfetched, and I am certain that any Arsenal fan would snap Roman Abramovich's hand off if he offered to sell us Eden Hazard as long as Wenger gave him Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in return, but is it such an impossible deal to believe? According to the latest rumours, Eden Hazard [.

The one reason why Mourinho will always be inferior to Wenger

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For neutral fans, it is a sight to behold – whenever Jose Mourinho comes in a direct contest with Arsene Wenger. Over his period of stay at the Stamford Bridge, the Portuguese rarely passes up a chance to put one across the Arsenal boss. Even the recent talk about Arsenal spending more than Chelsea stems [.

Opinion

WATCH OUT - Roman Abramovich attends training and doesn't look happy!

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As the dust settles at Cobham after Jose Mourinho's departure and rumours of a brawl in training yesterday, Roman Abramovich took the decision to personally attend this mornings session. It's a sign that things have just got serious around the place!

I personally hope that he has also taken time to speak to the players face to face and explained what it means to be playing for this club.

IS JOSE COMING HOME?

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Jose Mourinho is featured all over the press and media today after comments he has made about his future and because he hasn't ruled out returning to a club he has already coached!. A strange statement from a Manager who would be in demand anywhere in the world if he was to become available but it has to give Roman Abramovich and the Chelsea board massive encouragement.

Who Is To Blame For Our Underachievements? The Players, The Board or The Owner?

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This is an odd moment to post this having just come off a good result at the weekend, but I see wild accusations of blame related to our underachievements thrown about every week. I don't usually like negative subjects such as this one, but to correct our shortcomings it's necessary to work out where they are coming from.

Chelsea Fans Have Come Under A Lot Of Criticism: Is It Fair?

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For the last few days Chelseafans have been under fire from repetitive articles all saying more or less the same thing: Chelseafans booing Rafa are wrong, misdirected, cowardly and unjustified in their protests.
Well, various arguments have been made to assert all of these things, some I agree with, and some I don't.

Rumours

ABRAMOVICH SANCTIONS MOURINHO AND FALCAO MEGA SWOOP?

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There are two people that most Chelsea fans want to see at Stamford Bridge next season. One of them is Jose Mourinho to return to take over the club and start the second coming of the Abramovich era and the other is Radamel Falcao!.

According to the written press this morning, Mourinho has all but sealed his return and has instructed Roman Abramovich to do whatever it takes to go out and sign Falcao.

ABRAMOVICH MAKES HIS MOVE!

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Roman Abramovich has wasted little time since the appointment of Rafa Benitez at Chelsea. Within days of Rafa's appointment, both he and Michael Emenalo met for dinner and discussed the weaknesses in the squad that Benitez had identified and it seems he is already acting on advice from our new Interim Manager.

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The Dispensability of Coaches

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The Mexican National soccer team has recently fired its head coach Jose Manuel de la Torre, following its world cup qualifying loss to the U.S., hiring Victor Manuel Vucetich to replace him.This is the third coaching change that the Mexican National team has made this past week. The decision to fire coaches as the immediate response to poor results has become all too common throughout sports, especially soccer.

RoM Reads

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By Far The Greatest Team has all the individual stats ahead of United vs Chelsea.

Soccerlens looks at the biggest talking points between United and Chelsea during the Abramovich era.

The Mirror claims we will be going in for Gareth Bale this summer.

One lucky RoM reader will get to play football at Old Trafford.

Crisis FC! - AFR Voice - Ep7 Since AFR last loosened up its...

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Crisis FC! -AFR Voice - Ep7

Since AFR last loosened up its larynx, there was a series of high profile exits from the football juggernaut. Pulling his ripcord first was David Beckham, who looks set for a safe and particularly well-paid landing in France. Next up was Roberto Di Matteo and Mark Hughes – both unceremoniously ejected from West London into no man's land.

Defending the idea of the Foreign Owner

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By Darshan Joshi

The plain truth is that we made this possible. It is no revelation that money and status are the drivers of ambition, or that money goes where money grows. The brutal truth is that we are powerless to stop this. Accepting change can be painful, as us fans yearn for the ‘better' days of yesteryear where we didn't hear at regular intervals of interest repayments and stock exchange floatation on the back pages of our newspapers.