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Lorenzo Semino


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“We must be satisfied with his physical condition,” said Chelsea boss Antonio Conte when asked whether new signing Ross Barkley could feature for the Blues soon.

The Italian manager believes Barkley could be fully fit for the FA Cup replay against Norwich City later this month: “He is working very hard these days and maybe for the next game against Norwich he could be available to be in contention” Conte stated.

He added: “I hope so, because if he continues in this way, why not? This guy is not 100 per cent ready but I think he can start to help us for the rest of this season”.

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has confirmed Baba Rahman is recovering from a bad injury” when asked about the physical condition of his full-back, who suffered a serious injury while playing on loan at Schalke 04 last season.

Conte added: “I had the possibility to see him in training with us only once or twice. He wasn’t ready to have a full training session with us.

“Now he is recovering and it could be an interesting option for the player, to try to recover with them. For sure, he is not ready in this moment to play, otherwise Baba Rahman would stay with us in my squad”.

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is confident that Manchester City will beat United in the race to land Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal in the January transfer window.

The Blues’ manager, speaking at a press conference ahead of Leicester clash today, claimed: “If they want Sanchez, they sign Sanchez. I think it would be a good investment, we’re a talking about a top-player in a good moment where the price is not so high”.

“In the past Man City showed that if they want a player, they go and buy it” Conte added.

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte believes nothing can be certain in football as rumors regarding his possible exit from the club at the end of season are growing up.

The Italian manager, speaking at a press conference ahead of upcoming clash against Leicester city, said: “Everything is possible, I have another year of contract in this club, everything can happen and another person can replace you and get your job. Football is like this, our job is difficult because everything can change in a short time”.

“For the manager of this club is normal to have this kind of situation, also if you won the league the season before, this is the history of this club speaking of managers. I have a lot of experience dealing with this kind of situation. I think that in other clubs this doesn’t happen, you must have a great experience and trust your work”.

“I remain calm, but as you know really well in football everything can happen, we must be ready and never give up. I am happy here and I am enjoying my period here, it was not easy because it was my first experience in another country, I enjoy staying in england and living this atmosphere”.

Conte added: “For sure I have another year of contract and in this case the club has to decide to sack me, we started a work with the players and with the club, you need time to improve your work and put solid basis”.

“Before in England manager stayed years at a club, now also here there is this habit to give a few time to the manager. As I said the history of Chelsea in this case is different, the press is used to speak about Chelsea manager, my only problem is to continue my job”.

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Eden Hazard has confirmed he’s willing to commit his future to Chelsea, despite several rumors linked the Belgian star with a move to Real Madrid, alongside with his compatriot and teammate Thibaut Courtois.

Speaking about future at Stamford Bridge, Hazard told Daily Mirror‘s reporter at an NBA game in London: “I think Thibaut first, then I will sign.”

Hazard is contracted with the Premier League champions until June 2020, while Courtois’ deal at Stamford Bridge expires in 2019.


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Carlo Ancelotti will take the reins at Emirates when Arsene Wenger‘s reign at Arsenal comes to an end, according to exclusive reports in

It is understood the Frenchman is under pressure for his role at the club, especially following the recent disappointing results with Arsenal in the FA Cup and Premier League.

The Italian manager would reportedly be a perfect replacement for Wenger, whose reign in London began in 1996.

Ancelotti won an FA Cup, the Community Shield and the Premier League title in 2010 with Chelsea.

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Chelsea forward and loanee Izzy Brown has torn his ACL in the last FA Cup clash against Crystal Palace and will miss the rest of the season, as Brighton Hove&Albion confirmed earlier this morning.

Speaking about the 21-year-old, who made 14 appearances with his new club before picking up a serious injury, Brighton manager Chris Hughton said: “It’s one we didn’t expect. It’s really disappointing news for all concerned, but obviously more for Izzy than anyone else.

“He’s a young lad who has made a really good impression at the club and in the second half of the season he would have played more games.
 “It’s still very fresh for everyone, but we are grateful to Chelsea for the loan, and to Izzy for the impact he has made during the first half of the season.”

On the other hand, Brown wrote on Instagram: “Not the news I wanted to hear, I have torn my ACL & it will need surgery to fix. I will come back fitter & stronger and hopefully be ready for next season. Thank you to everyone at Brighton for the love and support they showed towards me, the fans, the staff, & all the players. I’ve met some amazing people here & these memories will be with me forever. See you all next season.”

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Chelsea are in the Quarter-Finals of EFL Checktrade Trophy as a late goal from Charly Musonda sealed a crucial win against Portsmouth at Fratton Park tonight.

The Belgian star scored gave Chelsea the lead earlier in the second half, before the hosts managed to grab a late equalizer with Pitman. But Charly Musonda again, from 20 yards out, converted a free-kick in the last effort of the clash.

“The draw takes place on Thursday evening, with quarter-final fixtures set to be played in the week commencing 22 January”, as Chelsea’s official website confirmed.

Chelsea (4-2-3-1) Marcin Bulka; Dujon Sterling, Ethan Ampadu, Trevoh Chalobah, Josh Grant (Colley); Ruben Sammut, Kyle Scott (McCormick); Charly Musonda, Jacob Maddox (Redan), Callum Hudson-Odoi; Harvey St Clair

Portsmouth (4-2-3-1) Luke McGee; Nathan Thompson (Pitman), Matt Clarke, Christian Burgess, Dion Donohue; Adam May, Ben Close; Jamal Lowe, Connor Ronan (Chaplin), Matthew Kennedy; Oliver Hawkins (Naismith)

Scorers Musonda 58, 90+5, Pitman 90+2


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Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey has been heavily linked with a move to Premier League champions Chelsea, who have already signed Ross Barkley from Everton on a £15m move.

And the Jamaican star, 20, told German publication Bild“Of course I have a dream club, but I will not tell. Basically England was and still is my dream,” 

“And if I keep working hard, I’m sure it will work someday.”

Bailey joined the Bundesliga side in January 2017 from Genk: “The change to Bayer was just the right step for my development” he said.

“I am happy here,” he added.

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Stoke City have sacked manager Mark Hughes following the really slow start to the season so far (just two wins in the last twelve Premier League games) and tonight’s FA Cup third-round defeat against League Two side Coventry City.

Hughes himself said after the game: “It is disappointing because it is the same things happening week in week out, and it isn’t down to the fact that we aren’t trying to rectify them”.

An official statement from the club read: “Stoke City can confirm that the contract of manager Mark Hughes has been terminated with immediate effect”.


Chelsea striker Pedro scored the winning goal on Sunday vs Leicester and helped the Blues to qualify to the Fa Cup semifinal. An important win, not only because it sent Antonio Conte's side...