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Chelsea star eyeing loan move next season to enhance his World Cup chances?

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Kurt Zouma has refused to rule out a possible move away from Chelsea next season as he has one eye on a World Cup call up for France next year.
It's fair to say that the injury Zouma suffered a year ago was devastating for him personally. Having forced his way into the first team as Chelsea stuttered in the Premier League, Zouma became a favourite with the fans and was being selected on a regular basis.

Conte won’t let Chelsea rest on their laurels

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Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Antonio Conte will not permit any complacency as Chelsea attempt to take their next step towards the Premier League title at Stoke on Saturday.

Conte confirmed he has his sights firmly set on a league and FA Cup double when he abandoned his policy of rotating his team and fielded a full-strength side in Monday’s FA Cup quarter-final against Manchester United.

Conte won’t let Chelsea rest on their laurels

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Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Antonio Conte will not permit any complacency as Chelsea attempt to take their next step towards the Premier League title at Stoke on Saturday.

Conte confirmed he has his sights firmly set on a league and FA Cup double when he abandoned his policy of rotating his team and fielded a full-strength side in Monday’s FA Cup quarter-final against Manchester United.

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.

Chelsea 1 – 0 Manchester United: Game in 10 Tweets as Kante scores a stunner and Herrera sees red in the FA Cup

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With 3/4ths of the FA Cup semi-final line-up already decided, all that remained was to see whether Chelsea or Manchester United would join Manchester City, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur in the last...

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Conte, Mourinho feud boils over after FA Cup clash

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London (AFP) – Antonio Conte slammed Manchester United’s cynical attempts to intimidate Chelsea in his side’s bitter FA Cup quarter-final win, but Jose Mourinho hit back at his rival by insisting he remains the Blues’ best ever manager.

Chelsea boss Conte was furious with United’s aggressive approach after Ander Herrera was sent off for two fouls on Eden Hazard in Monday’s 1-0 victory at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea to offer new contract to Midfielder with Jose Mourinho and Manchester United waiting in the wings?

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Nemanja Matic is to be rewarded for his outstanding contribution to the Chelsea cause this season with a new contract as Antonio Conte looks to fend off reported strong interest from Jose Mourinho and Manchester United.

What a difference a season makes in football. This time a year ago, Matic had lost his place in the team with the interim coach Gus Hiddink favouring John Mikel Obi ahead of him.

Roundup: Chelsea star confirms transfer desire, wants to win Champions League with this club

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Premier League leaders Chelsea are looking to offer a contract extension to the Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic at the end of this season.

The 28-year-old was expected to leave the club last summer after a dip in form under Jose Mourinho. However, Matic has come back strongly under Antonio Conte and has established himself as a key player for the Italian.

3 defenders Antonio Conte is keen on signing for Chelsea this summer

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Antonio Conte took charge at Chelsea in the summer of 2016 and since his arrival at Stamford Bridge the Blues have been regularly linked with world-renowned defenders. Conte's Chelsea...

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West Ham 1-2 Chelsea: Your thoughts on a massive result for Antonio Conte's Chelsea side tonight?

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With goals from Eden Hazard and Diego Costa, Chelsea took a massive step towards the Premier League title tonight with a 2-1 victory at The London Stadium.

Arguably, heading into the game knowing that Tottenham, Manchester City and Liverpool had all won this weekend to close the gap to us, this was the biggest game of our season so far having lost to the Hammers earlier in the season in the League Cup.

Conte wary of Carroll on return to West Ham

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London (AFP) – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte expects a searching examination when his side return to West Ham United’s London Stadium on Monday, scene of one of their four defeats this season.

Only Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have bested leaders Chelsea in the Premier League, but Conte’s men were knocked out of the League Cup by West Ham following a 2-1 loss in October.

Conte wary of Carroll on return to West Ham

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London (AFP) – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte expects a searching examination when his side return to West Ham United’s London Stadium on Monday, scene of one of their four defeats this season.

Only Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have bested leaders Chelsea in the Premier League, but Conte’s men were knocked out of the League Cup by West Ham following a 2-1 loss in October.

Chelsea’s Antonio Conte brushes aside Inter Milan talk

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London (AFP) – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has insisted he will honour his contract with the Premier League leaders after reports linking him with a move to Inter Milan.

Conte, previously impressive while in charge of Italy and Juventus, has guided the Blues into a 10-point lead at the top of the Premier League following a slump last season that saw them finish 10th.

Five things to look for in the Premier League

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London (AFP) – With the Premier League in the thrilling final third of the season, AFP Sport looks at five storylines to watch out for in this weekend’s action:

Can anyone catch Chelsea?

With a remarkable 17 wins from their last 20 league games, rarely has the phrase “runaway leaders” been more apt than when describing Chelsea’s seemingly unstoppable march to the championship.

Chelsea Turned Down 90 Million Offer For Diego Costa

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According to SFR Sport in France, Chelsea striker Diego Costa was subject to a huge offer from China last month, which led to his falling out with Antonio Conte.

Chinese Super League club Tianjin Quanjian, who are managed by World Cup and Ballon D'Or winner Fabio Cannavaro, are reported to have offered Chelsea £90 million for the Spain international.

Antonio Conte Agrees To Join Inter Milan This Summer

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Stunning news from Turin based Tuttosport, that former Juventus manager Antonio Conte has agreed to join Inter at the end of the season.

The current Chelsea manager has accepted a huge four year deal worth €15m per season from Suning. The former Italy boss is said to have given the OK to join the club after the offer was raised from €11m.

Will Conte break Mourinho’s points record with Chelsea?

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Chelsea are on course to land their fifth Premier League title. Under Antonio Conte, they have had the most incredible campaign, going from 8th at the end of September to runaway leaders at the end of February. They are currently 10 points clear at the top, and even though Manchester City can close the gap to 8, the Blues are huge favourites.

Chelsea midfielder signs contract extension until 2021

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Chelsea winger Victor Moses has extended his contract at Stamford Bridge, keeping him at the club until 2021. The Blues reported the news via there official website today. The Nigerian has signed a two-year extension, after becoming a regular in the first team this season under Antonio Conte.

Moses’ future seemed destined to be away from Chelsea at the start of the campaign.

Leaders Chelsea stroll as Fabregas marks milestone

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London (AFP) – Cesc Fabregas marked his 300th Premier League appearance with the opening goal in Chelsea’s 3-1 victory over Swansea as the runaway leaders moved 11 points clear at the top on Saturday.

Fabregas’s first half goal was cancelled out by an equaliser from Fernando Llorente on the stroke of half time at Stamford Bridge, but second half goals from Pedro and Diego Costa sealed a comfortable win.

Conte hopes rugby coach Jones talk will benefit Chelsea

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London (AFP) – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte will hope to take inspiration from England rugby union coach Eddie Jones when his Premier League leaders face Swansea City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Conte demonstrated his desire to improve his team’s performance when he shared ideas with Jones, who has a perfect record of 15 wins from 15 games since taking charge of England, with his latest success a 21-16 defeat of Wales.

Chelsea’s Conte inspired by rugby ‘winner’ Jones

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London (AFP) – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte said Thursday he had gained “inspiration” from meeting with England rugby coach Eddie Jones and experiencing the Australian’s “winning” mentality at first hand.

The Italian clearly knows something about winning himself, having revived Chelsea’s fortunes since his pre-season arrival at Stamford Bridge to the extent that the Blues head into this weekend’s Premier League fixtures eight points clear at the top of the table.

Chelsea’s Conte wary of ‘Double’ talk

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Wolverhampton (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Antonio Conte has warned his players to avoid complacency as they seek to become just the third club in the history of English football to win the Premier League and FA Cup ‘Double’ on two separate occasions.

A 2-0 fifth round win away to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday took Chelsea through to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, while they maintain a healthy, eight-point, lead at the top of the Premier League table.

Chelsea’s Conte wary of ‘Double’ talk

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Wolverhampton (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Antonio Conte has warned his players to avoid complacency as they seek to become just the third club in the history of English football to win the Premier League and FA Cup ‘Double’ on two separate occasions.

A 2-0 fifth round win away to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday took Chelsea through to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, while they maintain a healthy, eight-point, lead at the top of the Premier League table.

Chelsea to hold Costa talks at end of season

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London (AFP) – Antonio Conte is “confident” Diego Costa will remain with Chelsea, even though talks over the striker’s future with the club will have to wait until the end of the season.

Last month saw Costa, Premier League leaders Chelsea’s leading scorer this season with 15 goals, linked to a lucrative move to the cash-rich Chinese Super League.

Chelsea look to avoid Cup savaging by Wolves

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Wolverhampton (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Chelsea will look to avoid an FA Cup upset at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday with the mood still upbeat despite being held to a disappointing 1-1 draw at Burnley last Sunday.

The Londoners hold an eight-point lead over Manchester City in the Premier League but the Cup could give them a chance to rest some of their more established players even against a side that knocked out Liverpool last time.

Chelsea look to avoid Cup savaging by Wolves

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Wolverhampton (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Chelsea will look to avoid an FA Cup upset at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday with the mood still upbeat despite being held to a disappointing 1-1 draw at Burnley last Sunday.

The Londoners hold an eight-point lead over Manchester City in the Premier League but the Cup could give them a chance to rest some of their more established players even against a side that knocked out Liverpool last time.

3 areas in which Chelsea still need to improve

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There aren’t too many people who would bet against Chelsea lifting the Premier League title in May. The Blues are currently sitting comfortably at the summit, 8 points ahead of second-placed Manchester City. Antonio Conte’s men have been a pillar of consistency thus far, and another good run of results should see them seal the deal.

Conte warns Chelsea not to rest on their laurels

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Burnley (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Chelsea may now be nine points clear at the top of the Premier League but Antonio Conte is experienced enough to know the title race is far from over.

Conte’s side make the trip to Burnley on Sunday in high spirits thanks to their 3-1 victory over title rivals Arsenal last weekend.

Antonio Conte can’t put a price on Chelsea star Eden Hazard

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London (AFP) – Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte could not be persuaded to put a price on star man Eden Hazard on Friday.

The Belgian winger scored a magnificent solo goal in Chelsea’s 3-1 win over Arsenal last weekend, taking his tally for the campaign to 10 goals and leaving his side nine points clear atop the Premier League.

Antonio Conte can’t put a price on Chelsea star Eden Hazard

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London (AFP) – Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte could not be persuaded to put a price on star man Eden Hazard on Friday.

The Belgian winger scored a magnificent solo goal in Chelsea’s 3-1 win over Arsenal last weekend, taking his tally for the campaign to 10 goals and leaving his side nine points clear atop the Premier League.

Chelsea press conference: Antonio Conte addresses Paulo Dybala rumours

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Antonio Conte was his jovial yet furtive self in the pre-match press conference ahead of Chelsea’s trip to Burnley on Sunday.

Conte was spotted in Juventus’ 1-0 win over Inter last weekend, a day after Chelsea beat Arsenal. Even though it was Blues loanee Juan Cuadrado who scored the winner with an absolute screamer, there were rumours that the manager was in Turin to scout striker Paulo Dybala.

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Italy coach wary of Albania slip-up

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Milan (AFP) – Italy coach Gian Piero Ventura has warned a slip-up against minnows Albania would dent the Azzurri’s 2018 World Cup qualifying hopes even before a likely group decider away to Spain.

Ventura, who succeeded Chelsea manager Antonio Conte after he led Italy to a commendable quarter-place finish at Euro 2016, has steered Italy to three wins and a draw in their four qualifiers so far.

Italy coach wary of Albania slip-up

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Milan (AFP) – Italy coach Gian Piero Ventura has warned a slip-up against minnows Albania would dent the Azzurri’s 2018 World Cup qualifying hopes even before a likely group decider away to Spain.

Ventura, who succeeded Chelsea manager Antonio Conte after he led Italy to a commendable quarter-place finish at Euro 2016, has steered Italy to three wins and a draw in their four qualifiers so far.

Conte hails Costa’s ‘discipline’ as Chelsea march on

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Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte described Diego Costa as an example to his team-mates after the Premier League leaders went 13 points clear with a 2-1 win at Stoke City.

The infamously feisty Costa, dropped in January after reports of a row with Conte, was left walking a disciplinary tightrope after being booked for simulation in the 16th minute of Saturday’s game at the Bet365 Stadium.

Kante confounds Conte as Chelsea sink West Ham

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London (AFP) – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte joked he is struggling to find ways to improve N’Golo Kante after the France midfielder starred in his side’s 2-1 win at West Ham United.

Kante’s interception laid the foundation stone for Eden Hazard’s 25th-minute opener at London Stadium on Monday and he harried his opponents from first minute to last.

Kante confounds Conte as Chelsea sink West Ham

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London (AFP) – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte joked he is struggling to find ways to improve N’Golo Kante after the France midfielder starred in his side’s 2-1 win at West Ham United.

Kante’s interception laid the foundation stone for Eden Hazard’s 25th-minute opener at London Stadium on Monday and he harried his opponents from first minute to last.

Inter Milan’s Stefano Pioli unruffled by Conte reports

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Milan (AFP) – Inter Milan coach Stefano Pioli has dismissed reports the club are actively seeking his successor but admits a return to the Champions League next year could be a step too far.

Pioli, who replaced sacked Dutchman Frank De Boer last November, awoke Friday to unconfirmed reports claiming Inter’s Chinese owners Suning had offered Chelsea manager Antonio Conte a tax-free salary of 15 million euros ($15.

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Thursday Kickoff: Alonso, Wenger, Conte and more

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A star midfielder is set to call it quits while a pair ofPremier League managers head towards opposite futures.

Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso announced that he will retire at the end of the season. (REPORT)

Arsene Wenger says fan protests will influence his decision on remaining at Arsenal.

Chelsea news: Antonio Conte agrees contract extension until 2020

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Chelsea Football Club have reached an agreement with manager Antonio Conte to keep their manager at Stamford Bridge at least until June 2020, Italian source Tutto Mercato Web reports. Conte had initially signed a three-year contract last summer, but Roman Abramovich has already seen fit to give him an extension.

The Magician Cesc Fabregas makes this claim about our game - do you agree?

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Cesc Fabregas has given an interview to Chelsea TV and has raised a point for debate. He has stated that these days, it's more difficult for talented players to succeed in the game. Do you agree?

For me personally, Cesc Fabregas is the perfect example of a player who finds himself in exactly that situation this season having given way to Nemanja Matic and N'Golo Kante in the heart of Chelsea's midfield under Antonio Conte.