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Chelsea boss Conte accepts banned Pedro dived

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London (AFP) – Antonio Conte accepted Pedro dived in a controversial FA Cup tie that has left Chelsea without the forward and fellow striker Alvaro Morata for a Premier League match at Brighton on Saturday.

Pedro and Morata were both sent off after they each received an initial yellow card for diving on Wednesday night in a third round FA Cup replay against second-tier Norwich.

Chelsea boss Conte accepts banned Pedro dived

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London (AFP) – Antonio Conte accepted Pedro dived in a controversial FA Cup tie that has left Chelsea without the forward and fellow striker Alvaro Morata for a Premier League match at Brighton on Saturday.

Pedro and Morata were both sent off after they each received an initial yellow card for diving on Wednesday night in a third round FA Cup replay against second-tier Norwich.

Forward thinking gives Conte a headache

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Brighton (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Antonio Conte will attempt to find a solution to Chelsea’s problems in front of goal without the services of suspended pair Alvaro Morata and Pedro when they face Brighton on Saturday.

Michy Batshuayi’s strike in the midweek FA Cup third-round replay win against Norwich City, a success achieved on penalties after a 1-1 draw, was the Blues’ first goal after three successive scoreless draws.

Forward thinking gives Conte a headache

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Brighton (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Antonio Conte will attempt to find a solution to Chelsea’s problems in front of goal without the services of suspended pair Alvaro Morata and Pedro when they face Brighton on Saturday.

Michy Batshuayi’s strike in the midweek FA Cup third-round replay win against Norwich City, a success achieved on penalties after a 1-1 draw, was the Blues’ first goal after three successive scoreless draws.

Mourinho feels ‘contempt’ for Conte

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho on Friday said he felt “contempt” for Chelsea manager Antonio Conte as their toxic public row continues to escalate.

The Manchester United manager has traded insults with his Chelsea counterpart over the past two weeks, with their dispute becoming increasingly bitter.

Conte will ‘not forget’ war of words with Mourinho

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London (AFP) – Antonio Conte says he will “not forget” Jose Mourinho’s personal slight about match-fixing, but the Chelsea manager added Tuesday he wants to call a halt to the increasingly bitter dispute with his Manchester United counterpart.

The 48-year-old Italian - who served a four-month ban in Italy in 2012 in relation to a match-fixing scandal but has always denied wrongdoing relating to his time as coach of Siena - said he did not want the League Managers’ Association (LMA) to intervene.

Conte will ‘not forget’ war of words with Mourinho

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London (AFP) – Antonio Conte says he will “not forget” Jose Mourinho’s personal slight about match-fixing, but the Chelsea manager added Tuesday he wants to call a halt to the increasingly bitter dispute with his Manchester United counterpart.

The 48-year-old Italian - who served a four-month ban in Italy in 2012 in relation to a match-fixing scandal but has always denied wrongdoing relating to his time as coach of Siena - said he did not want the League Managers’ Association (LMA) to intervene.

Mourinho hits back at Conte, raises match-fixing

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho intensified his war of words with Chelsea manager Antonio Conte in bizarre fashion after his team’s FA Cup victory over Derby on Friday, apparently referencing a match-fixing scandal in Italy.

The Manchester United manager was responding to comments made by Conte earlier in the day in which he appeared to make disparaging statements about Mourinho.

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76% win ratio, 3 titles, 1 European trophy: Chelsea identify Antonio Conte replacement

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According to the Daily Star, Chelsea have identified a replacement for manager Antonio Conte, in a move that would also see a new Director of Football installed.

Former Barcelona head coach Luis Enrique is reportedly being lined up, with Conte’s future at Stamford Bridge in doubt. Juliano Belletti could join him as Director of Football.

Tall Tales: Chelsea Eye Desperate Move For 37-Year-Old Stoke Beanpole Peter Crouch

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Chelsea are reported to have made enquiries about none other than Stoke's veteran striker Peter Crouch.

With Alvaro Morata continuing to misfire and Michy Batshuayi failing to convince, Blues' boss Antonio Conte is eager to strengthen his forward line, with the 37-year-old Crouch, who has scored a record 52 headed goals in the Premier League, apparently seen as a short-term solution.

Now Conte Is Upset With VAR System

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Antonio Conte attacked the new VAR system for a "big, big mistake" in not awarding Chelsea a penalty during their extraordinary FA Cup third-round replay victory over Norwich City.

The Chelsea manager even said that the decision not to award a spot-kick in extra time, when Willian was challenged by Norwich's Timm Klose, could only have been taken by someone who "was not a referee" – referring to the VAR official at the Premier League's television compound near Heathrow.

Chelsea edge into FA Cup fourth round, Bournemouth rocked

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London (AFP) – Chelsea needed a penalty shoot-out before finally killing off Norwich after a 1-1 draw in Wednesday’s FA Cup third round replay, while Bournemouth slumped to a 3-0 defeat at Wigan.

Antonio Conte’s side finished extra-time down to nine men after late red cards for Pedro and Alvaro Morata at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea edge into FA Cup fourth round, Bournemouth rocked

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London (AFP) – Chelsea needed a penalty shoot-out before finally killing off Norwich after a 1-1 draw in Wednesday’s FA Cup third round replay, while Bournemouth slumped to a 3-0 defeat at Wigan.

Antonio Conte’s side finished extra-time down to nine men after late red cards for Pedro and Alvaro Morata at Stamford Bridge.

Sanchez Man Utd transfer ‘hinges on Mkhitaryan deal’, says agent

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London (AFP) – Manchester United’s bid to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal hinges on Henrikh Mkhitaryan moving the other way, the Armenian player’s agent said Tuesday as Antonio Conte distanced Chelsea from a potential deal.

Chile international Sanchez, who appears to have played his last game for Arsenal, had been strongly linked with a move to either Manchester United or Manchester City and Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has also spoken of his admiration for the player.

Sanchez Man Utd transfer ‘hinges on Mkhitaryan deal’, says agent

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London (AFP) – Manchester United’s bid to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal hinges on Henrikh Mkhitaryan moving the other way, the Armenian player’s agent said Tuesday as Antonio Conte distanced Chelsea from a potential deal.

Chile international Sanchez, who appears to have played his last game for Arsenal, had been strongly linked with a move to either Manchester United or Manchester City and Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has also spoken of his admiration for the player.

The incredible statistic that puts Chelsea's Antonio Conte on par with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.

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The SkySports Football Show "The Debate" highlighted the amazing stat ahead of this weekends fixtures. With City losing to Liverpool and Chelsea picking up a point against Leicester both Managers now have amassed the same number of points since July 2016.


It really is an incredible statistic bearing in mind all the negativity towards Chelsea's last three results.

Will Carlo Ancelotti Be Arsenal Manager Next Season?

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In a bit of a shock, Carlo Ancelotti is reportedly in line to succeed Arsene Wenger at the end of the season.

The expectation was that Ancelotti would succeed Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge, but with the feeling growing that this will be Wenger's last season at Arsenal, the Evening Standard is reporting that Ancelotti in one of the names considered if Wenger decides to leave a year early.

Will the Chelsea boss regret getting in to a war of words with Mourinho?

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Chelsea drew their fourth consecutive game on Saturday afternoon, their third 0-0 in a row, after they failed to beat the 10 men of Leicester City.

The fans inside Stamford Bridge booed their team off the pitch at the final whistle, with Antonio Conte left scratching his head and wondering where it's all gone wrong.

Chelsea stumble as Pardew gets first Baggies win

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London (AFP) – Chelsea did little to take the spotlight away from manager Antonio Conte, linked with a post-season move to French giants Paris Saint-Germain this week, in a goalless draw with Leicester City on Saturday.

Alan Pardew oversaw his first Premier League victory as West Brom manager thanks to a 2-0 win over Brighton, while Rafael Benitez’s Newcastle came from behind to draw 1-1 with bottom-of-the-table Swansea City as the battle to avoid relegation intensified.

Conte frustrated as 10-man Leicester hold Chelsea

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London (AFP) – Antonio Conte’s problems mounted as spluttering Chelsea were held to a dour 0-0 draw by 10-man Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Conte’s side produced a limp display that could easily have seen them beaten by a Leicester team who missed a host of first-half chances.

Conte frustrated as 10-man Leicester hold Chelsea

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London (AFP) – Antonio Conte’s problems mounted as spluttering Chelsea were held to a dour 0-0 draw by 10-man Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Conte’s side produced a limp display that could easily have seen them beaten by a Leicester team who missed a host of first-half chances.

Antonio Conte urges Chelsea to make good investment in Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez

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Video: Antonio Conte won’t rule out Chelsea exit

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‘I will sign’ – Major boost as Chelsea close in on deal for 27-year-old

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Chelsea could be making one of their most important signings, wrangling him away from the clutches of Real Madrid, reports the Mirror.

Belgian forward Eden Hazard is reportedly close to signing a new deal with the Blues. When asked if he’d consider a contract extension, the 27-year-old replied: “Yes.

Courtois urges Chelsea to show killer instinct

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London (AFP) – Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has challenged his misfiring team-mates to rediscover their cutting edge in Saturday’s clash with Leicester.

Antonio Conte’s side were held to a frustrating goalless draw in the League Cup semi-final first leg against Arsenal on Wednesday despite creating a host of chances.

Courtois urges Chelsea to show killer instinct

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London (AFP) – Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has challenged his misfiring team-mates to rediscover their cutting edge in Saturday’s clash with Leicester.

Antonio Conte’s side were held to a frustrating goalless draw in the League Cup semi-final first leg against Arsenal on Wednesday despite creating a host of chances.

Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal: Arsene Wenger Keeps Himself Amused By Watching From Press Box During Carabao Cup First-Leg Snoozefest (Photos)

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Chelsea and Arsenal played out a dull 0-0 draw in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening, with the game producing little of note in the way of highlights.

Perhaps the only vaguely memorable aspect of the night was that Arsene Wenger SAT SOMEWHERE ELSE for the entirety of the evening as the Arsenal manager chose to take in the vantages of the press box to circumvent his touchline ban.

Chelsea v Arsenal - Antonio Conte to play our strongest team - or not.

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Chelsea take on Arsenal this evening in the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg at Stamford Bridge and Antonio Conte's team selection may not be as expected with Leicester City at home in the Premier League this weekend.

Ten days after the classic at The Emirates and in light of Arsenal's shocking defeat (and performance) against Nottingham Forest on Sunday, general opinion is that both Antonio Conte and Arsene Wenger will field their strongest eleven as both realise that this is a genuine chance of silverware this season with the Premier League gone barring a complete collapse from Pep Guardiola's Manchester City.

The Batman finally offered a chance to leave Chelsea on loan.

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Michy Batshuayi has finally been offered the chance to resurrect his chance to play a part in the summers World Cup for Belgium with a potential loan move for six months.
There has been plenty said of the talented Belgian ever since he arrived at our club and those comments/debates are made in what seems like a weekly basis with the majority being he isn't happy here and is looking to leave.

16 goals in 23 games, £500k-a-week, £100m asking price: Chelsea linked with world-class forward

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According to Don Balon, Chelsea are considering shattering their wage structure and sell-to-buy policy to complete the biggest signing under Roman Abramovich.

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly the subject of interest, and the Spanish publication suggest he’s keen on a move to Stamford Bridge this month.

Video: Antonio Conte invites ‘little man’ Jose Mourinho to settle their differences one-on-one in a room

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Norwich City v Chelsea - All change for the Blues as Antonio Conte could make ten changes.

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Chelsea take on Norwich City in the FA Cup at 17:30 tomorrow evening and it's a chance for Antonio Conte to rotate his squad after a busy festive period. I expect there to be TEN changes to our starting eleven with Cesc Fabregas being the only player to remain in the side that started at Arsenal.

Conte questions Mourinho’s sanity after ‘clown’ barbs

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London (AFP) – Chelsea boss Antonio Conte suggested on Friday that Jose Mourinho has “senile dementia” and that the Manchester United manager is still focused on events at Stamford Bridge two years after he was sacked.

Mourinho, who had two spells as Chelsea boss and is Conte’s immediate predecessor, appeared to take a swipe at the Italian - and Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp - for their antics in the technical area on Thursday, when he said he did not feel the need to behave like “a clown” on the touchline.

Conte questions Mourinho’s sanity after ‘clown’ barbs

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London (AFP) – Chelsea boss Antonio Conte suggested on Friday that Jose Mourinho has “senile dementia” and that the Manchester United manager is still focused on events at Stamford Bridge two years after he was sacked.

Mourinho, who had two spells as Chelsea boss and is Conte’s immediate predecessor, appeared to take a swipe at the Italian - and Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp - for their antics in the technical area on Thursday, when he said he did not feel the need to behave like “a clown” on the touchline.

David Luiz - All set to start against Norwich City tomorrow - Could this be his last in a Chelsea shirt?

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Having battled back to full fitness after a bad knee injury, David Luiz is set to start against Norwich City in the FA Cup third round tomorrow evening.

So to the reports that David Luiz has instructed his agent to find him a new club as early as this month.

Chelsea secure £15m signing of Ross Barkley - What's your view on our new signing?

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Despite not kicking a ball so far this season, Ross Barkley is due to sign for Chelsea in a deal worth a reported £15m as Chelsea look to strike a deal for a second time with the Toffees - this time £20m less than first offered.

We all know that Chelsea had agreed a fee with Everton for the 24-year-old England midfielder back in August but for the player himself to reject a move at the time due to the injury that he is still recovering from.

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Transfer Rumour Special - Andy Carroll - Would you sign him for six months at Chelsea?

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We are deep into the January transfer window with just a couple of weeks to go and after three successive 0-0 draws, Antonio Conte IS considering alternatives. One of those is Andy Carroll.

It's fair to say that the general consensus of opinion amongst the Chelsea supporters through social media when these reports first came to light was not favourable at all.

Man City: Pep Guardiola Makes Premier League History By Winning Fourth Consecutive ‘Manager Of The Month’ Award

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He's done it. He's only gone and done it. Pep Guardiola has been named Premier League Manager of the Month for December, thus snaffling the award for the fourth time on the bounce a new record.

The Man City boss equalled Antonio Conte's three-in-a-rowby garnering November's award.

The fall out from Arsenal - It's important to be realistic with the final on the horizon.

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Having had to miss the game due to work commitments last night I was more than surprised to see the wave of negativity towards Antonio Conte after the game and call for some perspective as we are only half-way through the semi-final tie.
Let me start by saying that I have called for Antonio Conte to attack Arsenal for two weeks running based on the two reasons.

What needs to happen for United to dominate once more?

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Jose Mourinho has been the subject of plenty of drama recently, from his verbal spat with Antonio Conte, to trouble with the FA, to where he may possibly manage at the start of the 2018-19 season. Reports about his commitment have been reoccurring for the last few months, due to Jose's own comments about PSG and how he loved Paris as a city, which added to reports suggesting he may replace Unai Emery at the end of the season.