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Nobody has ever wanted Antonio Conte to leave Chelsea, except Antonio Conte.

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This is a multifaceted nightmare of a season. It is not all "The Board's" fault. My God, yes, the people up top have to take some of the responsibility. But. BUT. For some, "The Board" has become this bogeyman-like spectre that takes the flak for everything now that Emanalo has gone. Does our board need revamping?

Former Chelsea player a shock candidate to replace Antonio Conte

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Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic has emerged as a surprise name to replace Antonio Conte in the Stamford Bridge hot seat, report The Daily Mail.

Conte’s future looks decidedly uncertain as The Blues continue to falter this season. A lot will hinge on Chelsea’s upcoming Champions League encounter with Barcelona.

Chelsea to offer £300k-per-week to sign £200m Real Madrid target

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According to the Daily Mail, Chelsea are stepping up the pressure to get Eden Hazard to sign a new deal past 2020. The Belgian international could be offered £300k-per-week to turn down interest from Real Madrid and extend his stay at Stamford Bridge, although no progress has been made yet.

Hazard’s future has been uncertain this season as Chelsea have struggled in the Premier League and could miss out on the Champions League in 2018/19 as a result.

Conte won’t be sacked for now – reports

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London (AFP) – Antonio Conte won’t be sacked as Chelsea manager in the short term at least after being granted a stay of execution by Roman Abramovich, according to reports on Tuesday.

Conte’s future with the troubled Premier League champions was cast into doubt on Monday after a dismal 4-1 defeat against Watford.

Conte won’t be sacked for now – reports

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London (AFP) – Antonio Conte won’t be sacked as Chelsea manager in the short term at least after being granted a stay of execution by Roman Abramovich, according to reports on Tuesday.

Conte’s future with the troubled Premier League champions was cast into doubt on Monday after a dismal 4-1 defeat against Watford.

Chelsea to probe allegation of antisemitic chanting

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London (AFP) – Chelsea will probe an allegation of antisemitic chanting during the club’s Premier League defeat at Watford.

A report on jewishwebsite.com claims Chelsea supporter Jonathan Metliss heard the chants from fellow Blues fans at Vicarage Road on Monday.

According to the article, Metliss, who is the chairman of the Action Against Discrimination charity, took pictures of the alleged perpetrators and reported the incident to nearby stewards before being moved to the family enclosure “for his own safety”.

Watford v Chelsea: Can Olivier Giroud save our season starting tonight?

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Under-fire Chelsea and Antonio Conte head to Watford on the Sky Sports Monday Night Football this evening with Olivier Giroud expected to start. Could the Frenchman literally save our season?

It's a big statement to make but think about it for a second before you judge and let me explain how I believe his signing to be the catalyst to revive our challenge for second place in the Premier League, a good go at Barcelona and challenge for the FA Cup.

Chelsea must learn from past mistakes, Abramovich needs to back Antonio Conte

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Frustration was felt throughout Stamford Bridge once again on Saturday afternoon.

Chelsea had just claimed an unwanted record of three successive goalless draws.

Incredibly this was the first time in their 113-year history this had been achieved.

Antonio Conte looked a man feeling the pressure of the rigours of the Stamford Bridge hotseat, as he appeared to make an excuse for his men drawing another blank.

Dispute threatens to derail Chelsea’s stadium plans

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The BBC are reporting Chelsea have been hit by problems regarding their new £1bn stadium.

After Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, put his seal on the proposals last March, Chelsea have been waiting for work to commence on their shiny new state-of-the-art 60,000-capacity stadium.

Chelsea profits show that the Blues are a self-sufficient club

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Chelsea Football Club have announced their annual financial results, and have officially made a profit of £15.3m.

A record turnover was made of £361.3m. That’s quite a hike from last year’s figures of £329.1m.

The Premier League champions made an operating loss, due to not playing Champions League football.

Hazard on Real Madrid rumours - In Chelsea, people always said that I’m leaving, but I’m still here.

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After a lengthy lay-off this summer due to injury, Eden Hazard is finally back to his best with impressive and inspirational performances leading to links with a move to Real Madrid this summer.

Having led the line in Antonio Conte's false-nine formation in our victory over FC Qarabag last night and qualification into the last 16, Eden Hazard has once again had to answer questions of his immediate Chelsea future with links to Real Madrid being discussed.

Roman Abramovich has decided to sack Antonio Conte

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Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has already decided to sack head coach Antonio Conte, according to Spanish newspaper Marca. The Blues are reportedly...

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Are Chelsea Lining Up Thomas Tuchel To Replace Conte?

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According to reports in Germany, Chelsea are lining up former Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel to replace Antonio Conte.

Relations have been stressed between Conte and the Chelsea board all summer over the lack of transfers andthe Diego Costa situation.

According to SportBild, Roman Abramovich and his senior adviser Marina Granovskaia have decided that Conte's reign as Chelsea manager has to end after Granovskaia's relationship with the 48-year-old deteriorated.

Chelsea still a work in progress admits Conte

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London (AFP) – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte admits it could be years before his troubled team are capable of dominating at home and abroad.

Although Conte won the Premier League in his first season with Chelsea, the Blues boss claims the champions still lack the solid foundations required to compete for top prizes every year.

Matic – the glue that holds the team together

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"Why put another layer of gold paint on the Bentley when you are losing the entire engine?" Zidane on losing Makélélé

For the second time in four years, Roman Abramovich has let the icy façade drop and rewarded one of Chelsea's long-serving senior players for their service by packing them on a private jet and sending them up north to Manchester.

Personal success if very important but most important is the team success - Antonio Conte.

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As Chelsea prepare to defend their Premier League title under Antonio Conte this season, Antonio Conte has re-iterated that the manager must have total control of the dressing room.

Two seasons ago Chelsea made a mess of their Premier League title defence under Jose Mourinho and our season fell apart.

Diego Costa: I have two years left in my contract and I won't go somewhere else just because they want so.

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Diego Costa scored his twenty-first goal of the season in our FA Cup Final defeat to Arsenal and then issued Chelsea with an ultimatum if they wanted to sell him.

The publicised interest from China has died down as reported on here last week and it looked as though Diego Costa was about to re-negotiate a new contract at Chelsea for a reported £300,000 per week after Antonio Conte had virtually begged Roman Abramovich to keep him - That's what we had been led to believe anyway.

Chelsea transfers - I’d be surprised if there were not at least five or six big players coming in the summer.

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John Terry has revealed this week that he would be "surprised" if Chelsea do not six five or six big players this summer as we prepare for life being back in the Champions League.

As with any season, there will be players leaving the club and players coming in to the club as that's part and parcel of football.

Chelsea's Four in a row and their sixth FA Youth Cup in eight seasons - Congratulations to our Under-18s.

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Chelsea's under-18's pulled off another stunning victory winning the FA Youth Cup for a fourth year in a row by beating Manchester City 5-1 (6-2 on aggregate) at Stamford Bridge last night.

Having won the title five times in the last seven seasons, there was immense pressure on Jody Morris' side heading into the game last night.

Hazard won’t be unsettled by suitors says Conte

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London (AFP) – Antonio Conte insists Eden Hazard will remain loyal to Chelsea despite reports linking Real Madrid with a world record bid for the Belgium star.

Hazard has played a key role in Chelsea’s charge to the top of the Premier League and the midfielder is said to be Real’s top transfer target for the close-season.

Hazard won’t be unsettled by suitors says Conte

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London (AFP) – Antonio Conte insists Eden Hazard will remain loyal to Chelsea despite reports linking Real Madrid with a world record bid for the Belgium star.

Hazard has played a key role in Chelsea’s charge to the top of the Premier League and the midfielder is said to be Real’s top transfer target for the close-season.

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.

Chelsea reveal £8.3m Mourinho payment

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London (AFP) Chelsea paid Jose Mourinho and his staff £8.3 million ($10.1 million) following his sacking last season, taking the total severance payments to the Portuguese coach and his assistants to a remarkable £31.4 million since 2007.

Mourinho was axed by Blues owner Roman Abramovich in December 2015 after his mutinous team lurched towards the Premier League relegation zone just months after being crowned English champions.

Chelsea reveal £8.3m Mourinho payment

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London (AFP) Chelsea paid Jose Mourinho and his staff £8.3 million ($10.1 million) following his sacking last season, taking the total severance payments to the Portuguese coach and his assistants to a remarkable £31.4 million since 2007.

Mourinho was axed by Blues owner Roman Abramovich in December 2015 after his mutinous team lurched towards the Premier League relegation zone just months after being crowned English champions.

Confident Chelsea boss Antonio Conte laughs off sack talk

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Cobham (United Kingdom) (AFP) Antonio Conte insists he has no reason to fear for his future at Chelsea after bookmakers suspended betting on the Italian being sacked.

Conte has only been in charge at Stamford Bridge since July, but he had to answer questions about his job security on Friday following heavy betting on his imminent dismissal 24 hours earlier.

Confident Chelsea boss Antonio Conte laughs off sack talk

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Cobham (United Kingdom) (AFP) Antonio Conte insists he has no reason to fear for his future at Chelsea after bookmakers suspended betting on the Italian being sacked.

Conte has only been in charge at Stamford Bridge since July, but he had to answer questions about his job security on Friday following heavy betting on his imminent dismissal 24 hours earlier.

Chelsea's Chief Scout: "Chelsea will have a very busy summer!"

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After a nightmare season, our worst in the whole of the Roman Abramovich era, Chelsea's Chief Scout Pioet de Visser has claimed that there is plenty of work to do this summer. Some reports even state that Antonio Conte will be given a blank chequebook!

We can all agree that there simply has to be changes at Chelsea this summer.

John Terry signs new Chelsea deal to end exit talk

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London (AFP) Chelsea captain John Terry signed a new one-year contract with the Premier League club on Wednesday to end speculation he would be forced out of Stamford Bridge.

Terry sparked fears he was on the verge of leaving Chelsea against his will when he claimed in January he hadn't been offered an extension to his contract, which was due to expire in June.

John Terry signs new Chelsea deal to end exit talk

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London (AFP) Chelsea captain John Terry signed a new one-year contract with the Premier League club on Wednesday to end speculation he would be forced out of Stamford Bridge.

Terry sparked fears he was on the verge of leaving Chelsea against his will when he claimed in January he hadn't been offered an extension to his contract, which was due to expire in June.

Ranieri relishes triumphant return to Chelsea

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London (AFP) Claudio Ranieri's Premier League story comes full circle on Sunday as he returns in triumph to Chelsea for the final fixture of title-winners Leicester City's momentous and historic season.

Ranieri's sacking by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich in May 2004 set in motion a succession of managerial posts at Valencia, Parma, Juventus, Roma, Inter Milan, Monaco and the Greek national team that seemed to confirm his reputation as one of football's eternal nearly men.

Ranieri relishes triumphant return to Chelsea

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London (AFP) Claudio Ranieri's Premier League story comes full circle on Sunday as he returns in triumph to Chelsea for the final fixture of title-winners Leicester City's momentous and historic season.

Ranieri's sacking by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich in May 2004 set in motion a succession of managerial posts at Valencia, Parma, Juventus, Roma, Inter Milan, Monaco and the Greek national team that seemed to confirm his reputation as one of football's eternal nearly men.

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Antonio Conte pleads for patience, asks for three world class players and club support.

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Antonio Conte has once again spoken out of the repeated questions of his future and transfer policy this season as a reminder to the Chelsea hierarchy.

Despite his public show of defiance last week, Antonio Conte's future remains the focus of attention from the media and press ahead of the game against Watford this evening.

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.

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.

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Conte: I am here to work on the pitch with the players the club give me.

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Antonio Conte has confirmed the situation with club policy on transfers and it makes for frustrating reading.

Ever since Roman Abramovich took over at Stamford Bridge the general consensus has been that he and the Chelsea board have total control over club transfers in and out.

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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Chelsea players will have to watch their timing

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London (AFP) – Chelsea players won’t be able to blame the lack of a watch if they arrive late for training in future after as club owner Roman Abramovich gave each of them one as a gift for winning the Premier League.

The Hublot watches - which cost £9,000 ($11,570, 10,000euros) each and are a unique design with a Chelsea lion on the face - were displayed on Instagram by Brazilian winger Willian and England Under-21 midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah.

Chelsea players will have to watch their timing

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London (AFP) – Chelsea players won’t be able to blame the lack of a watch if they arrive late for training in future after as club owner Roman Abramovich gave each of them one as a gift for winning the Premier League.

The Hublot watches - which cost £9,000 ($11,570, 10,000euros) each and are a unique design with a Chelsea lion on the face - were displayed on Instagram by Brazilian winger Willian and England Under-21 midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah.

Arsenal’s Kroenke is Third biggest investor in the Premier League

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A new graphic from SBO looks into the owners of Premier League football teams, and just how much they've paid into their clubs – with the top figure being £2 billion, Roman Abramovich's investment into Chelsea FC. If you've ever held aspirations of owning a football club in the Premier League, you might have to [.

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Official: Hull City Appoint Leonid Slutsky As Head Coach On Two-Year Deal

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As was foretold in the prophecy, Hull City have entrustedLeonid Slutsky with the job of getting them promoted back up into the Premier League at the first attempt.

The former CSKA Moscow and Russia coach has been officially sworn in at the KCOM Stadium today on a three-year contract, thus becoming the very first Russian coach to take charge of an English club.