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According to the German newspaper Bild, Chelsea is interested in the 22 year old Hoffenheim player Jeremy Toljan.

The youngster’s contract will run out in June 2018 and The Blues have already scouted Toljan not only during his Under 21s games with Germany vs England and Portugal, but also when he has played with Hoffenheim in Bundesliga.

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Barcelona have entered talks to appoint Antonio Conte as new manager next year, according to Italian Sky Sport journalist Fabio Caressa.

It is understood that also Inter Milan are keen on the current Chelsea manager as they offered Conte a lucrative deal (esteemed around €13m-per-year deal) to lure the Italian manager from Stamford Bridge.

Conte has put the pen to paper on a three-year-deal with the Blues and could reportedly consider even a contract extension which would see the Italian manager at Chelsea until June 2021, according to several reports.

As a result, Conte’s future at Stamford Bridge is still unclear.

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Chelsea sent scouts to watch Atalanta full-back Andrea Conti, according to reports in England.

The 23-year-old scored a stunning bicycle kick goal against Genoa yesterday and Antonio Conte is said to be a huge fan of the Italian right-back.

Conti’s ownership is currently esteemed around £13m following his great performances with 28 games and 5 goals this campaign.

Chelsea are considering to place a summer bid as Conte wants to strengthen the squad in defense, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

It is understood that Blues’ scouts are monitoring also Hoffenheim left-back Jeremy Toljan as it won’t be easy to sign Conti: in fact, also Inter, Napoli and Sevilla are keen on him.


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Former Manchester United star Gary Neville told SkySports that ‘Arsenal are a better club’ than Chelsea speaking after the Gunners’ clash against Manchester City at Emirates Stadium.

“This is a better club than Chelsea, – Neville said – Why wouldn’t players come and play here? Look at this stadium, it’s unbelievable”.

“Chelsea are a fantastic club but you’ve got to say, even Chelsea fans wouldn’t argue that Arsenal are a bigger club than them”.

“Arsenal are a bigger club than Chelsea. – Neville added – They are, it’s a fact”.

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola spoke after his side’s away draw against Arsenal today.

“We want to win, but we were not able to make a perfect performance, – Guardiola told Sky Sports – Still there are a lot of games, nine games to play, but it’s now so difficult to be in front”.

“Yesterday Chelsea lost, and we were not able to win. For Arsenal it is the same. It’s game-by-game”.

About the title race, Guardiola added: “Anything can happen. We know what we have to do against Chelsea [on Wednesday]. We head back to Manchester to prepare and then back down to London.”

Arsenal bounced back twice after Leroy Sane and Sergio Aguero scored for Manchester City at Emirates Stadium.


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Chelsea will face Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday and manager Antonio Conte is aware of the strength of Pep Guardiola’s team.

Speaking about the next game, Conte said: “We have to play on Wednesday against Man City and we all know the strength of their team, but for now the most important thing is to rest and recover well. We must prepare in the right way”.

Then Conte added: “Every game will be very tough from now until the end, whether the opponent is Man City or a team fighting near the relegation zone”.

The title race is not over yet after Chelsea loss to Crystal Palace today, as Conte himself underlined: “For you [the media] it’s a good result because it makes the championship more interesting, but I always said the league is finished when mathematically you have won it, otherwise you must play every game to try to win because in England there are no easy matches.’

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Goals from Wilfried Zaha and Christian Benteke secured Crystal Palace a great comeback win at Stamford Bridge today.

Eagles manager Sam Allardyce, speaking after the game against Chelsea, said: “I think our performance is typical of what seems to be the character of the side. It’s the first time we’ve gone behind so early. The determination has shone through. We knew we were going to be pegged back”.

“The defence was outstanding, the goalkeeper was outstanding. We could have scored more. The game plan worked exceptionally well”.

“It’s a sweet three points to come to the champions, or who I think are going to be champions, and win. This is what the Premier League is about. There can be a shock anywhere. It will make people sit up and say wow.”


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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte spoke after his side’s home defeat against Crystal Palace.

 “This is football – he told Match of the Dayand we must accept this result”.

“We scored our goal after five minutes and then we conceded two in a few minutes. When you concede goals in that way you must understand the situation and improve on these mistakes”.

“In every game in England, anything can happen. – Conte added – The league is so strong. We faced a team today with strong players. I think they showed they were a good team”.

Chelsea are set to host Manchester City on Wednesday in a game which is crucial for Premier League title race.

“Now we have to think about the next game. If we had won we would have been happy but now it’s important to focus on Manchester City.”

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Crystal Palace centre-back Mamadou Sakho was superb in his side clash at Stamford Bridge today.

The Frenchman, speaking after the game against Chelsea, said: “We played a good game. It was really hard but I think we played with a big heart”.

“Our fans really shouted for us and they gave us a lot of encouragement. We played 12 against 11”.

Then the Liverpool loanee added: “It was important to come and win here. We spoke at half-time about needing the three points. We weren’t here to go back with a draw”.

“We play with big determination. I’m so happy for us. It’s a good team with good players and we are starting to believe. If you fight always like it’s your last day, you can reverse everything.”

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Premier League title race is not over yet as Crystal Palace got a crucial win at Stamford Bridge today.

Chelsea are still 7 points clear at the top but Manchester City can bounce back from their recent disappointing period as Pep Guardiola’s men are set to face Arsenal and then Chelsea on Wednesday.

Two away wins would mean 63 points, only 6 less than Chelsea.

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