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Burnley defender Michael Keane admits to be “flattered” by some Premier League giants interest, as Chelsea and Everton.

Speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph, the former Manchester United academy player said:

“It’s nice to see. It wouldn’t happen if you weren’t playing well.

“But I don’t let it affect me at all, it doesn’t affect me going into matchday or going into training every day. I just get on with my football.

“I’m really happy here at Burnley, but it is flattering to see.”

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte spoke before the important EFL Cup derby against Southampton,  first of all he was asked about players’ fitness:

Terry is fit to start, he’s in a good shape, tomorrow I will decide the starting line up, but John is fit, he trained very well and he is ready.

“We know that this surely a tough game, against a big rival like West Ham, we played them in the league and I remember it was a tough game, all the players are ready to play a good game, I hope to see a good atmosphere, in England the atmosphere is fantastic during the games

Ivanovic is better, he trained with squad yesterday and today, he needs a bit of time to be fit, Fabregas is not still well, we must wait because he had a muscular problem, we must patient because it was in his thigh, I hope to see him in the team.

“I’m pleased Zouma played yesterday, he’s a young player and he’s really good, I hope to see him really soon, I hope he will start to work with us, I am very happy he played with the U23, he had good answer after the game yesterday and we were pleased for this.”

The manager continued to analyse tomorrow’s game:

“For us the EFL Cup is an important competition, this cup can let you see some players that are working very well and normally don’t start, you can see the development of these players, in this season we just have this cup and Fa Cup to see other players, so tomorrow probably we will see some changes.”

Asked about what happened with Mourinho at the final whistle on the touchline he said:

“I think in this moment is not important to talk again about a game that for me, the players and the club is the past, Manchester United is the past, now it’s important to be very focused on tomorrow’s game, I think we played a good game, with a good intensity, now it’s important to continue. We have to build something important for the present and for the future

“I think that everyone must show respect for me, for my work, I think that in every game I show myself, I have a history, and you can see it also in my past, this was my behavior on the touchline, I am a passionate man, I want to play with the players and help them, but I always show respect for other teams and clubs, and my history speaks for me.”

Conte spoke also about Chelsea youngsters and possible turnover:

“I think new players are coming up, it’s important for the coach to have players with different carachteriscs, we played with different systems this seasons, after two bad defeats against Liverpool and Arsenal I decided to change because the situation wasn’t good for us, for this reason we play with this system, the important thing is to understand the right principles, to play the ball quick, to stay compact, short, then the system is not important.

“Yesterday it was not easy to shout because I lost my voice, but now I am recovering.

Willian is recovering, he’s in a good moment now, he’s a very good man, we love him, the players and I, and he is ready to play.

Bathsuayi is a young player, he can do great improvement, he’s working very well, he started two games with us, I have full confidence in him and I am sure that if Michy will play, he will play a good game

“When you are in a great team and you have the chance to work with great players you can learn a lot, he’s a got a great potential, both physically and technically

Tammy Abraham, is another young player that has got a future in Chelsea, I saw him only one week in the USA in the pre-season, then we decided to loan him to play more, he’s a got great potential, the academy is working very well. Now it’s early to speak about the next season. We got many young players in the squad, academy players like Chalobah, Ola Aina, Solanke and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.”

ChelseaNews24 asked Conte how many of these players can play tomorrow night:

“Tomorrow we want to win, this message is important, if I will plays some youngsters is not to give them a gift but because I really trust them

“West Ham had some difficulties at the start of this championship but now, after two wins the confidence is high, if I see their squad I see they got very good players, I know some of them very well like Zaza and Ogbonna, I know their manager how he works, I got a lot of respect for them I remember a tough game when we played in the PL.”

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All the moves of this summer transfer window that involved Chelsea.


Player                            From                                         Role                 Nationality               Fee


MICHY BATSHUAYI  Olympique Marseille ( FRA)             Forward                 Belgium              £ 33m

– N’GOLO KANTE         Leicester City ( ENG)                     Midfielder                France                £ 30m

– EDUARDO                Dinamo Zagreb ( CRO )               Goalkeeper              Portugal                 N/A

– MARCOS ALONSO      Fiorentina ( ITA)                         Full-back                Spain                  £ 23.5m

DAVID LUIZ       Paris Saint Germain ( FRA)        Defender/ Midfielder         Brazil                  £ 32m





Player                                   To                                       Role                 Nationality               Fee

– PAPY DJILOBODJI       Sunderland ( ENG)                        Defender                 Senegal               £ 8m

–  FALCAO                     Monaco ( FRA)                              Forward             Colombia               Loan End

– MARCO AMELIA         Free Agent                                 Goalkeeper                Italy               Free Agent

MARKO MARIN         Olympiacos ( GRE)                Attacking Midfielder      Germany               £ 7m

– MOHAMED SALAH       Roma ( ITA)                               Forward                 Egypt                  £ 11m

– PATO                       Corinthians ( BRA)                         Forward                Brasil                 Loan End




Player                                    To                                       Role                 Nationality               Fee

– LOIC REMY               Crystal Palace (ENG)                     Forward                 France                      0

JUAN CUADRADO          Juventus ( ITA)                           Winger                Colombia                £ 4m

– KENEDY                         Watford ( ENG)                  Winger/ Full-back           Brazil                     0

– PATRICK BAMFORD         Burnley ( ENG)                         Forward               England                    0

– TAMMY ABRAHAM         Bristol City ( ENG)                      Forward               England                    0

– BERTRAND TRAORE           Ajax ( NED)                          Forward              Burkina Faso               0

NATHAN AKE                  Bournemouth ( ENG)      Defender/ Midfielder     Netherlands                0

– A. CHRISTENSEN          Borussia Monchengladbach       Defender                Denmark                  0

MARIO PASALIC                 AC Milan ( ITA)                    Midfielder                Croatia                    0

– BABA RAHMAN                 Schalke 04 ( GER)                 Full-Back                  Ghana                    0

– CHRISTIAN ATSU               Newcastle ( ENG)        Attacking Midfielder           Ghana                   0

– MATT MIAZGA                Vitesse Arnhem ( NED)            Defender                    USA                     0

– LEWIS BAKER               Vitesse Arnhem ( NED)             Forward                 England                   0

– NATHAN ALLAN              Vitesse Arnhem ( NED)             Forward                   Brazil                  0

– CHARLY MUSONDA JR.     Betis Seville ( SPA)      Attacking Midfielder       Belgium                   0

– KENNETH OMERUO           Alanyaspor ( TUR)          Defender                   Nigeria                    0

– MITCHEL BEENEY             Crawley Town ( ENG)          Goalkeeper               England               0

– JAMAL BLACKMAN        Wycombe Wanderers ( ENG)   Goalkeeper               England                 0

– JEREMIE BOGA                    Granada ( SPA)                Midfielder                France                   0

– VICTORIEN ANGBAN            Granada ( SPA)          Midfielder/ Winger       Ivory Coast              0

– CRISTIAN CUEVAS         Sint- Trudense ( BEL)        Full-back/ Winger          Chile                    0

IZZY BROWN                         WBA ( ENG)             Forward/ Winger           England                 0

– TOMAS KALAS                     Fulham ( ENG)             Defender                Czech Republic           0

LUCAS PIAZON                  Fulham ( ENG)          Forward/ Winger           Brazil                       0

– JAKE CLARKE-SALTER     Bristol Rovers ( ENG)        Defender                  England                    0

– CHARLIE COLKETT          Bristol Rovers ( ENG)       Midfielder                  England                  0

– ALEX DAVEY                   Crawley Town ( ENG)        Defender                   England                  0 

– MATEJ DELAC                  Royal Mouscron ( BEL)     Goalkeeper           Bosnia Erzegovina        0

– ISLAM FERUZ                 Royal Mouscron ( BEL)       Forward                  Scotland                  0

– MICHAEL HECTOR       Eintracht Frankfurt ( GER)    Defender                   Jamaica                  0

– JORDAN HOUGHTON   Doncaster Rovers ( ENG)      Forward                   England                   0

– DION CONROY            Aldershot Town ( ENG)       Defender                  England                  ‘Til 01/17

– NATHAN BAXTER   Metropolitan Police ( ENG)    Goalkeeper                England                   Til 01/17

– ALEX KIWOMYA         Crewe Alexandra ( ENG)   Forward/ Winger          England                   0

– KASEY PALMER       Huddersfield Town ( ENG)     Midfielder                  England                   0

WALLACE                         Gremio ( BRA)              Full-Back                    Brazil                     0

– J. RODRIGUEZ    Independiente Santa Fe ( COL)    Forward                   Colombia                 0


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Chelsea have made contact with Arsenal legend Marc Overmars to bring him to Stamford Bridge for a role in the academy.

Overmars is currently the director of football at Ajax but Sport, a source close with Overmars‘ former club Barcelona, claim that the 43-year-old is ready to leave Holland and is considering a move back to London to assist behind the scenes with Chelsea.

Overmars has made a name for himself in Holland, bringing youngsters through the ranks at a good level and Chelsea bosses are looking to link him with technical director Michael Emenalo.

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St. George's Park Training Centre

Chelsea have announced the Under-21s and Under-18s pre-season friendly schedule (all kick-offs local times):


v FC Nuremburg: Sunday 10 July at 2pm – 1.FC Schwarzenfeld, D-92521 Schwarzenfeld, Nabburger Str. 50.

v Charlton: Friday 15 July at 2pm – Cobham

Loan group v Bergerac: Saturday 16 July at 3.30pm – Cobham

v RC Lens: Friday 22 July (kick-off TBC) – Centre technique et sportif, 33 rue Arthur Lamendin, CS 70023 – 62210 Avion

v Reims: Sunday 24 July at 12.30pm – 53 route de la neuvillette 51450 Bétheny

v Vitesse: Saturday 30 July at 11am – Vitesse

v West Ham United: Friday 5 August at 1pm – Cobham


v Bayern Munich: Sunday 10 July at 2pm – BSG Taufkirchen, D-84412 Taufkirchen/Vils, Hipolting 1

v QPR: Saturday 16 July at 11am – Cobham

v MK Dons: Saturday 23 July at 11am – Cobham

v Vitesse: Sunday 31 July at 10.30am – Vitesse

v Watford: Wednesday 3 August at 12noon – Cobham

v Derby County: Saturday 6 August at 11.30am – Away

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England U21 won Toulon Tournament against France, beating the host 2-0 in the final with goals by two Chelsea youngsters: Lewis Baker and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

The duo impressed all over the entire competition: Baker was the top scorer with 4 goals while the midfielder was voted as the best player of the tournament.

Also Nathaniel Chalobah impressed and was included in the top 11 of the tournament.

A good news for next Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, that now knows he can count on these youngsters to build his next team.

Many future top players made an impact at Toulon all over the years: James Rodriguez,  Javier Mascherano, Thierry Henry, Rui Costa and Alan Shearer are among those.

Last England win in this tournament was in 1994, where the U21 national team was captained by Jamie Redknapp.


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