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Downbeat Antonio Conte speaks of challenge this season - "We never started the race"

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Antonio Conte speaking after defeat to West Ham, Chelsea's fourth of the season so far has given his opinion of our title challenge this season and admits that it hasn't got going.

It's a massive statement to make considering what happened two seasons ago with our disastrous title defence under Jose Mourinho.

Antonio Conte speculation starts again and is a disgrace..

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Having had to deal with a number of reports that Antonio Conte's position at Chelsea was under threat a few weeks ago for the Manager to speak out, I'm afraid to say that for some reason it's starting again and is a disgrace.

It's becoming a real joke to be honest and there will be little doubt than in his pre-match press conference this Friday ahead of our trip to West Brom, Antonio Conte will take issue with that idiot Karveh Solakol from SkySports who will no doubt refer to these ridiculous reports for the second time in less than a month.

Antonio Conte - His treatment at the hands of the English media is a disgrace!

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Antonio Conte had to face questions at the end of last week over his Chelsea future and of stories linking Carlo Ancelotti with a return to Stamford Bridge as his replacement.

(Now you will have to forgive me for the timing of this post. I was travelling around Italy last week and when these reports came out I was in Piedmonte (wine country) with no PC or decent Internet access.

Deal agreed - This is Chelsea's biggest summer signing - Antonio Conte.

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Antonio Conte has signed a new two-year contract at Chelsea making him the highest paid manager in the clubs history and reaffirms his commitment to our club.

There are literally no words to describe the achievements of Antonio Conte at Chelsea last season and the impact he made in the Premier League.

Frank Lampard: This is Chelsea's biggest signing of the summer.

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Frank Lampard believes that Antonio Conte signing a new Chelsea contract would eclipse any potential player coming into the club and would represent our biggest signing this summer.

Speaking recently, and with all the speculation surrounding Chelsea's impending summer signings, Lampard was keen to point out and remind us all of the impact Antonio Conte made last season and the sooner that we can get a new contract signed the better.

Antonio Conte: I never thought I would see the likes of Jose Mourinho again at Chelsea until now.

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What a season it has been for Chelsea Football Club, the Chelsea Players, the Chelsea fans and for Antonio Conte in particular. The reward? A new lucrative contract from Roman Abramovich.

When Antonio Conte signed on the dotted line to become the next Chelsea manager, he signed a two-year contract worth a reported £6.

Antonio Conte: Chelsea to offer new lucrative contract and substantial funds on the table after an incredible season.

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According to various reports, Chelsea are planning to tie Antonio Conte down a long-term, lucrative contract to fend off interest from Inter Milan with the promise of substantial transfer funds as he prepares to take a crack at the Champions League with Chelsea next season.

Roman Abramovich has made some cracking decisions over the years since he became the owner of Chelsea Football Club.

'It is true that I think we are building something important.' - Antonio Conte

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Chelsea's celebrations at the final whistle against Stoke on Saturday gave an indication of just how big those three points could be. Alan Shearer and Rio Ferdinand believe that no one can catch Chelsea now.
Stoke away is always a potential banana skin with our hosts being much stronger at the bet365 than they are on their travels and for many this game would have had this marked as a possible draw or even a Chelsea defeat as part of their Accumulator betting tips.

Chelsea to back Antonio Conte this summer with FOUR key signings and a new contract.

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According to reports, Antonio Conte has been promised funds to make FOUR key player signings this summer in addition to signing a new extended contract as the club starts planning for life beyond this season.

There are many conflicting reports surrounding the relationship between Antonio Conte and the Chelsea board with recent comment pinpointing differing opinion of Conte to that of Roman Abramovich and claiming that there is a breakdown in communication.

Has Jose Mourinho finally met his match in Antonio Conte at Chelsea?

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As Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho clashed on the touchline on Monday night during Chelsea's 1-0 victory over Manchester United, it became clear to me that Mourinho has more than met his match in the passionate Italian.

Let me start by talking of Mourinho and the chants from the fans on Monday night.

Antonio Conte to sign contract extension at Chelsea. Your thoughts?

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According to reports in Italy, Antonio Conte has agreed and signed a contract extension at Chelsea until 2020 which is excellent news and reward for his outstanding work at our club this season.

Whatever happens between now and the end of the season (as long as we finish in the top four) Antonio Conte deserves all the credit in the world for what he has done for our club.

Antonio Conte: The result is important but it doesn't decide the season for Liverpool or Chelsea.

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Antonio Conte has rejected claims that a Chelsea victory at Anfield tonight would put an end to the Liverpool title challenge. Do you agree?

Both the Media and Pundits alike are all talking of Liverpool's poor form this week, losing to Swansea at home in the Premier League, losing the League Cup semi-final against Southampton followed by being dumped out of the FA Cup against Wolves last weekend.

Luiz on Conte: He’s one of the best technicians I’ve ever worked with.

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David Luiz has heaped praise on Antonio Conte this week and has once again re-iterated the two reasons why he decided to come back to Chelsea four months ago.

Plenty has been said of Antonio Conte ever since he took over at Chelsea back in the summer, especially in recent months as he guided Chelsea to the top of the Premier League having masterminded a thirteen-match, record equalling unbeaten run.

Chelsea Midfield hails Antonio Conte despite calls for him to go out on loan.

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Ruben Loftus-Cheek has hailed Antonio Conte despite calls for him to move out on loan by many Chelsea fans urging him to continue his development with regular first team football.

I for one have featured RLC on here in recent weeks as reports had previously appeared stating that Slaven Bilic was interested in taking him on loan to West Ham, having made just four appearances in all competitions this season so far.


Arsenal in talks to steal Conte from Chelsea?

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Arsenal are claimed to have made contact with Antonio Conte's representatives over his possible switch across London from Chelsea. The Italian manager showed his true ability when leading his Blues side to win the Premier League at the first time of asking, and moved to change the dynamic of the division using a 3-4-2-1 formation [.

Arsenal boss with back-handed congratulations for Chelsea and Conte

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has moved to congratulate Chelsea on their title-winning season, whilst warning them that next season WILL be different. The Gunners endured a torrid campaign, and are now clutching at hopes of a top-four finish, which now depends on us earning two wins inside five days, as well as Liverpool NOT winning [.

Wenger hails Arsenal team spirit and commitment in Chelsea win

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Arsene Wenger was understandably delighted after watching his Arsenal team dismantle our former bogey side Chelsea and give him first blood over their Antonio Conte, the new manager over at Stamford Bridge. As deflated as the Italian was during and after this comfortable and emphatic win for the Gunners, Wenger could hardly keep the smile [.

Can Liverpool do Arsenal a BIG favour against Chelsea?

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It has certainly been a slow burner of a season for Arsenal so far this year and without a fair bit of luck going our way then we would be even further adrift of the Premier League pace setters and bottom of our Champions League group. We have seem this before from the Gunners in [...]

Can Arsenal REALLY forget Chelsea as EPL title rivals?

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One of the reasons why a lot of people in football were so hard on Arsenal for not winning the Premier League title last season, despite improving our finishing position again and finishing as runners up to the surprise champions Leicester City, was that it was seen as the perfect chance for us with Chelsea [.

Euro 2016 to make Wenger rethink Arsenal tactics?

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The tactical side of football is always developing and changing to some extent and Arsene Wenger has himself earned a well deserved reputation for the way that Arsenal have played the game since he took over as our manager almost 20 years ago. But the possession based football that has been the Arsenal way for [.

Arsenal set for tough transfer battle with Chelsea over Turan

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Even though Arsenal finished as runners up to the Premier League champions Leicester City last season and thereby have an automatic place in the coveted group phase of the Champions League this season, while Chelsea had such a poor campaign that they did not even manage to scrape into the poor relation that is the [.

Arsenal get rumours as Man Utd get Ibrahimovic and Chelsea get Batshuayi

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I do hope that Arsene Wenger has a fantastic ace up his sleeve when it comes to getting a new striker for Arsenal fans to cheer about in the current summer transfer window, but I must admit to living more in hope than expectation and as the days and weeks tick by my concern increases [...]

Arsenal behind Man Utd and Chelsea in race for Morata transfer?

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We are still waiting, patiently or otherwise, to see whether Arsenal complete the transfer of the England international striker Jamie Vardy from the Premier League champions Leicester City. And we do not really know whether Arsene Wenger is looking to sign just one forward this summer or whether the boss might have more business in [.

Has Mourinho’s return just made Arsenal’s title chances smaller?

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Is Wenger's job as manager about to get a lot harder? by Ash On a day where Arsenal had to hand their crown of FA CUP holders back, after two years at the helm, Manchester United once again closed the gap for the record number of Cup wins! After the final match, several sources including [...]


Il metodo Conte funziona anche in Premier League

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Il metodo Conte inizia a spopolare anche in Premier League, campionato che da sempre viene riconosciuto come il più bello e spettacolare al mondo. Il tecnico leccese basa il suo credo sulla grinta e la voglia di ottenere successi, sull'attaccamento alla maglia e soprattutto sullo spirito di abnegazione dei suoi durante le gare e gli [.

Conte ha in mano Lukaku. Pronti 70 milioni per convincere l’Everton

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Dopo Batshuayi è in arrivo Lukaku. Sta per parlare sempre più belga l'attacco del Chelsea di Abramovich, pronto a mettere le mani sul centravanti dell'Everton e dei Diavoli Rossi per una cifra pazzesca che si aggira sui 70 milioni di euro. Secondo la stampa inglese è ormai ad un passo l'accordo economico tra Chelsea ed [.

Italia agli Europei: come arrivano gli azzurri di Conte?

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Agli Europei del 2016 in Francia dal 10 giugno, e si spera fino al 10 luglio quando si disputer la finale allo Stade de France di Saint-Denis, ci sar pure la Nazionale di calcio italiana guidata dal CT Antonio Conte. Ma come arriva la Nazionale italiana di calcio all'Europeo? Euro 2016, gli Azzurri sono vice [.

Insigne-Aduriz, pari tra Italia e Spagna. Conte soddisfatto “Siamo una squadra vera”

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Si chiude sull'1 a 1 la prima amichevole di lusso dell'Italia di Conte che, ad Udine, impatta 1 a 1 contro la Spagna di Del Bosque, Azzurri convincenti (soprattutto con gli innesti di Zaza e Insigne, male Eder e Pellè) e più volte pericolosi contro i campioni d'Europa, puniti da Lorenzo "il Magnifico" Insigne, ma [.

Marchisio-Gabbadini, poi la Romania trova il 2 a 2. Finisce in parità a Bologna, Conte s’infuria

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Il 2015 di test amichevoli, per l'Italia di Conte, si chiude, sul campo amico del Dall'Ara di Bologna, con il pareggio beffardo della Romania che, a tempo scaduto, trova con Andone il 2 a 2, dopo che la coppia gol Marchisio Gabbiadini aveva illuso gli azzurri, abili a ribaltare l'iniziale 1 a 0 di Stancu.


Chelsea's Deadline Day signings an indication of intent from Antonio Conte to switch to three at the back?

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As we know Chelsea splashed out a cool £57m on transfer deadline day on Marcos Alonso and David Luiz and I just wonder if this is a signal of intent from Antonio Conte to switch to playing three centre-backs at Chelsea this season?

We know that it is his favoured formation but up to this point, we didn't have the strength in numbers to adopt to that style.

Thibaut Courtois praises Chelsea's late show - Credit's gruelling pre-season under Antonio Conte.

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Thibaut Courtois has hailed Antonio Conte's gruelling pre-season this summer as the reason for Chelsea's two Premier League victories so far this season against West Ham and Watford. Both won by late goals.

All we heard last season was that Chelsea "looked off the pace", "sluggish" and "a yard off everyone else" after Jose Mourinho made the decision to start our pre-season two weeks behind our rivals.

Antonio Conte bound to put Chelsea on the right track

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Last season will be a season to forget for all Chelsea supporters. It is not just about how the title defence collapsed in a catastrophic manner; it is all the hurt and disappointment we had to endure. It all began with the first game of our title defence; Courtois was shown red, and there was the infamous fall-out with the then first team doctor, Eva Carneiro.

"Conte is a big coach and I’m convinced he will be an excellent one at Chelsea."

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Gianluigi Buffon has spoken to the media of Antonio Conte and believes that he will be an "excellent" coach at Chelsea after Euro 2016. He has also spoken of his methods and the way he interacts with his players.

We are all looking forward to the new season and to Conte's arrival after the nightmare that we all had to witness last year.

Antonio Conte - What are your first impressions after watching Belgium 0-2 Italy last night?

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I am interested to read your opinions of Antonio Conte after watching the Italy performance and victory over Belgium 2-0 last night. What did you think of the way he set his side up, his players and of the overall performance?

I have to say that we all thought that Belgium would come out on top and I only say that based on the general opinion that the Italian side was one of the worst in recent times on paper.

Ex-Chelsea Manager sings the praises of Antonio Conte!

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The appointment of Antonio Conte seems to have reached it's peak a fair few weeks ago and now has slipped back under the radar. For Carlo Ancelotti however, he has been keen to sing the praises of the new man in charge to put him back in the spotlight.

With the developments regarding our previous manager (before Hiddink) dominating the pages of our newspapers for what seems like ages, Antonio Conte has carried on with his preparations for Euro 2016 which is due to start this Friday.

CONTE: "Chelsea players who do not work hard will not play. It’s as simple as that."

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The announcement of Antonio Conte signing a three-year contract to join Chelsea this summer really has kicked off all sorts of speculation and opinion. Here are some of the opinions of ex-teammates, a Chelsea Legend, an ex-Chelsea assistant and two current players of the man Roman Abramovich has entrusted to bring success back to Stamford Bridge.

Antonio Conte to sort this shit out and bring the fear factor back to Chelsea!

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Antonio Conte has spoken recently and spelt out his vision of how to approach the game. As Chelsea look like a squad of players that need a real kick up the arse, the sooner the club appoint him as manager the better as far as I am concerned.

Let's be honest, Chelsea's season has been shit and we have made the worst title defence EVER!


REVEALED: Conte wants THREE more big signings at Chelsea to fit into a 4-2-4 formation next season.

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Despite spending £33m on Michy Batshuayi in recent days, Antonio Conte wants THREE more big money signings to fit into a new 4-2-4 formation next season. N'Golo Kante, Alvaro Morata and Kalidou Koulibaly are the three other signings he wants as he prepares for his first stint at Premier League football.

Antonio Conte / Roman Abramovich get to work as BOTH run the rule over Alvaro Morata.

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It's taken a few weeks but it seems that Antonio Conte and Roman Abramovich have started work on rebuilding Chelsea ahead of the new season with the Owner personally taking time out to watch Alvaro Morata against Croatia.

The Spanish Striker has just re-signed for Real Madrid for around £24m after the Spanish side took up the option to activate the buy-back clause they had previously inserted in the deal that took him to Juventus for £16m.

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