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Chelsea’s Conte takes aim at fixture organisers

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Antonio Conte criticised football’s fixture planners as he prepares his side for a manic month in the wake of their 4-0 victory at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

Conte’s side eased to victory at The Hawthorns but Conte is already warning his players they face their biggest game of the season at Azerbaijan side FK Qarabag in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Chelsea’s Conte takes aim at fixture organisers

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Antonio Conte criticised football’s fixture planners as he prepares his side for a manic month in the wake of their 4-0 victory at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

Conte’s side eased to victory at The Hawthorns but Conte is already warning his players they face their biggest game of the season at Azerbaijan side FK Qarabag in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Conte targets 100% wins in Man City hunt

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London (AFP) – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte believes his side must win every game they play if they are to stand any chance of reeling in runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City.

Champions Chelsea are nine points behind Pep Guardiola’s City ahead of Saturday’s trip to West Bromwich Albion, where Conte’s men secured the title in May.

Conte targets 100% wins in Man City hunt

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London (AFP) – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte believes his side must win every game they play if they are to stand any chance of reeling in runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City.

Champions Chelsea are nine points behind Pep Guardiola’s City ahead of Saturday’s trip to West Bromwich Albion, where Conte’s men secured the title in May.

Conte to let Kante decide on comeback

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Rome (AFP) – Chelsea coach Antonio Conte said Monday that he would let French midfielder N’Golo Kante decide whether he is fit to play in Tuesday’s Champions League tie at Roma.

Kante has been out since picking up a hamstring injury during the international break earlier this month.

Conte to let Kante decide on comeback

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Rome (AFP) – Chelsea coach Antonio Conte said Monday that he would let French midfielder N’Golo Kante decide whether he is fit to play in Tuesday’s Champions League tie at Roma.

Kante has been out since picking up a hamstring injury during the international break earlier this month.

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Photo: Antonio Conte is growing a beard for his wife

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Chelsea relish trip to hapless West Brom

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London (AFP) – Chelsea can put an indifferent start to their Premier League title defence further behind them by extending a winning streak at troubled West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

Antonio Conte’s side are nine points adrift of leaders Manchester City after just 11 games.

Yet the champions have won their last four domestic fixtures and can move from fourth to second should Manchester United and Tottenham, the clubs directly above them fail to win their fixtures.

I needed to play and in Chelsea I have got what I wanted - Alvaro Morata.

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Alvaro Morata has scored seven goals in ten Premier League appearances so far and heading back to Spain to play for the national team against Costa Rica, Morata has spoken of the decision to leave Real Madrid.

When Chelsea signed Alvaro Morata for a fee of around £58m in the summer there were plenty of raised eyebrows.

Antonio Conte’s Chelsea future in doubt following Michael Emenalo’s departure

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How the mighty fall

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REAL REEL, CHELSEA CHOKE AND EVRA THE MARTYR
What are we to make of Real Madrid's 3-1 capitulation to Tottenham?
The definitive dethronement of the world club champions or merely a hiccup in the midst of a bad run of form and confidence?
Cast your minds back to Cardiff last May and Real looked unbeatable if not particularly thrilling or attractive to watch.

Former Man Utd star believes title chasing manager is heading for the chop

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Gary Neville believes Chelsea manager Antonio Conte will regret dropping defender David Luiz.

Conte axed Luiz from Chelsea’s matchday squad for their 1-0 victory over Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Sunday and refused to confirm after the game whether he still had a future with the club.

David Luiz dropped for questioning Antonio Conte’s tactics ahead of Man Utd game

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Chelsea defender David Luiz was left out of the squad to face Manchester United yesterday after querying head coach Antonio Conte's tactics,...

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Chelsea 1 Manchester United A Big Fat Nothing - Sunday 5th November 2017 16:30

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Chelsea delivered a fantastic result and performance to match with Antonio Conte making some big calls ahead of the game.

Them: There was a polite reception for some our old boys; more effusive for Matic than it was for the management team that's migrated up there.

Conte warns axed Luiz to fight for Chelsea future

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London (AFP) – Antonio Conte has warned David Luiz he faces a fight to win back his Chelsea place after the Brazil defender was dropped for the 1-0 win over Manchester United.

Luiz paid the price for some sloppy performances as Blues boss Conte left him out of the squad at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Morata strikes as Chelsea derail Manchester United title bid

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London (AFP) – Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata condemned Jose Mourinho to another damaging defeat against his former club as the champions clinched a crucial 1-0 win over Manchester United on Sunday.

Morata rewarded an enterprising display from Antonio Conte’s side when the Spain striker headed home early in the second half at Stamford Bridge.

Antonio Conte explains David Luiz’s omission from the squad to face Man Utd

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Conte makes strange dig at Mourinho

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Ahead of Manchester United's visit to Stamford Bridge this afternoon, Antonio Conte has made a strange claim about the success of his team last season.

Jose Mourinho won the league with Chelsea in his last full season with the club, before being sacked a few months in the following season.

Morata, Lukaku seek return to form as Chelsea face Manchester United

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London (AFP) – Alvaro Morata and Romelu Lukaku will be under pressure to fire their teams back into the Premier League title race when the misfiring strikers clash in Chelsea’s showdown with Manchester United on Sunday.

Chelsea forward Morata and United front man Lukaku were the toast of their clubs after celebrating their close-season transfers with a barrage of goals.

Roman Abramovich has decided to sack Antonio Conte

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What’s going wrong at Chelsea?

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London (AFP) – Antonio Conte’s Chelsea turned the Premier League title race into a procession in his first season, but worrying cracks are appearing that threaten to fatally undermine the current campaign.

The Stamford Bridge club accrued 93 points - the second-highest tally in the Premier League era - to finish seven points clear of nearest challengers Tottenham Hotspur and a whopping 15 ahead of Manchester City in 2016-2017.

What’s going wrong at Chelsea?

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London (AFP) – Antonio Conte’s Chelsea turned the Premier League title race into a procession in his first season, but worrying cracks are appearing that threaten to fatally undermine the current campaign.

The Stamford Bridge club accrued 93 points - the second-highest tally in the Premier League era - to finish seven points clear of nearest challengers Tottenham Hotspur and a whopping 15 ahead of Manchester City in 2016-2017.

El Shaarawy nets double as Roma maul Chelsea

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Rome (AFP) – Stephan El Shaarawy scored a brace as AS Roma mauled Chelsea 3-0 to claim top spot in Champions League Group C on Tuesday at the expense of the English champions.

The rematch in Rome’s Stadio Olympico after a 3-3 thriller in London two weeks ago did not disappoint the 55,000 crowd as Chelsea coach Antonio Conte was frustrated on his return to Italy.

El Shaarawy nets double as Roma maul Chelsea

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Rome (AFP) – Stephan El Shaarawy scored a brace as AS Roma mauled Chelsea 3-0 to claim top spot in Champions League Group C on Tuesday at the expense of the English champions.

The rematch in Rome’s Stadio Olympico after a 3-3 thriller in London two weeks ago did not disappoint the 55,000 crowd as Chelsea coach Antonio Conte was frustrated on his return to Italy.

Antonio Conte: We have 19 points and we deserve to have 19 points

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Despite Chelsea's victory over Bournemouth on Saturday night, we sit in fourth place with a gap of nine points to the Premier League leaders Manchester City.

Ask anyone of the Premier League title race and everyone with in depth knowledge of our game will tell you to look to after the busy Christmas and New Year period to see where we are at, to then judge our progress through the first half of the season.

Conte calls for ‘realism’ over Chelsea’s title chances

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Bournemouth (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Antonio Conte has admitted Chelsea face a daunting challenge if they are to claw back the nine-point deficit to leaders Manchester City and successfully defend their Premier League title.

A 1-0 victory at Bournemouth on Saturday ensured Conte’s men didn’t lose more ground to Pep Guardiola’s side and the head coach insisted the win provided a welcome boost to the London club’s confidence ahead of the midweek trip to face AS Roma in the Champions League.

Conte calls for ‘realism’ over Chelsea’s title chances

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Bournemouth (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Antonio Conte has admitted Chelsea face a daunting challenge if they are to claw back the nine-point deficit to leaders Manchester City and successfully defend their Premier League title.

A 1-0 victory at Bournemouth on Saturday ensured Conte’s men didn’t lose more ground to Pep Guardiola’s side and the head coach insisted the win provided a welcome boost to the London club’s confidence ahead of the midweek trip to face AS Roma in the Champions League.

Hazard keeps champions Chelsea in title hunt

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Bournemouth (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Eden Hazard quietened the debate surrounding Antonio Conte’s future with the second-half goal that secured a 1-0 win at Bournemouth on Saturday and maintained champions Chelsea’s hold on fourth spot, nine points adrift of Premier League leaders Manchester City.

Hazard keeps champions Chelsea in title hunt

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Bournemouth (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Eden Hazard quietened the debate surrounding Antonio Conte’s future with the second-half goal that secured a 1-0 win at Bournemouth on Saturday and maintained champions Chelsea’s hold on fourth spot, nine points adrift of Premier League leaders Manchester City.

Bulls**t! Antonio Conte’s response to job rumours

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Chelsea line up Carlo Ancelotti as Antonio Conte’s replacement

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Chelsea’s Drinkwater keen to press on against Cherries

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London (AFP) – Danny Drinkwater can build on his midweek Chelsea debut when Antonio Conte’s side travel to face Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday.

Drinkwater has endured a frustrating time since joining the Stamford Bridge club in the final moments of the transfer window following a £35 million ($46 million, 40 million euros) move from Leicester.

The latest in the Charly Musonda Instagram story

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The Chelsea Defence: This is the reason I believe we are struggling at the back this season.

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Chelsea's biggest problem at the moment is the amount of goals we are conceding. It's our Achilles heel at the moment and this is the reason I believe we are struggling.

Chelsea lack the vocal influence in our back-line which is the reason why we are conceding goals and numerous chances at the moment.

Conte dismisses talk of Chelsea discontent

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London (AFP) – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte on Friday dismissed rumours of discontent over his training methods following successive Premier League defeats for the defending champions.

Conte said Chelsea’s training loads are “70 percent less” than during last season’s Premier League-winning campaign and the sheer quantity of matches renders the work that brought success last term “impossible”.

Conte dismisses talk of Chelsea discontent

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London (AFP) – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte on Friday dismissed rumours of discontent over his training methods following successive Premier League defeats for the defending champions.

Conte said Chelsea’s training loads are “70 percent less” than during last season’s Premier League-winning campaign and the sheer quantity of matches renders the work that brought success last term “impossible”.

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Diego Costa, Jose Mourinho and David Luiz among Antonio Conte's spats

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Antonio Conte is an uncompromising man, and in his 16 months as Chelsea head coach the Italian has shown on numerous occasions he is prepared to fight to protect what he sees as his club's interests, even if it ends up making him a few enemies along the way. David Luiz heads into the November international break on the naughty step after being dropped against Manchester United, while technical director Michael Emenalo made the surprise decision to step down amid significant tensions between Conte and the Chelsea hierarchy -- though the relationship between the Nigerian and Conte did not reach the stage of those below.

Antonio Conte explains David Luiz absence

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Chelsea's forgotten defender to be loaned or possibly sold this January?

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According to press reports, Antonio Conte is prepared to allow Baba Rahman to be loaned back to Schalke in Germany this January or even sold outright.

Unfortunately, with some players when they sign for big clubs they fail to make the grade. Now whether that's down to a lack of game time or not being able to step up when called upon that's for everyone to form their own opinions.

USWNT roster, Columbus Crew email hoaxer uncovers info, and more: Freedom Kicks for November 1, 2017

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Halloween held it down.

Happy Wednesday everyone, and welcome to November! Hope you had a happy Halloween. Let's jump right into it:

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Because it's not a FIFA window and Chelsea Ladies have Champions League, there's no Crystal Dunn on the roster.