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After leaving the pitch in the friendly game against Weder Bremen for an head injury at minute 76 Chelsea captain John Terry took Facebook to reassure everyone that his physical conditions are good:

Just wanted to let everyone know that I’m OK. I came off as a precaution after I got a knock to my head and neck during the game.
Thanks for all your messages and support

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E.Hazard (7), Oscar (9), C.Pizarro (32 pen), D.Costa (45), L.Thy (65), Pedro (90) 

Antonio Conte wins Chelsea‘s last friendly ahead of the Premier League 2016/17 season beating 4-2 German side Werder Bremen at the Weser-Stadion.

Eden Hazard and Oscar gave Chelsea the lead after just 10 minutes, before Werder Bremen striker Claudio Pizarro converted to goal a penalty closing the gap.

Diego Costa, brilliantly assisted by Eden Hazard, managed to score the 1-3 a few minutes before the half time whistle.

Michy Batshuayi came on for Costa, Victor Moses took Hazard’s place and Willian made way for Pedro at 69′ in the second half.

Chelsea captain John Terry was replaced by Michael Hector after receiving a hard blow on the head from a Werder Bremen centre-back.

Oscar was replaced by Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who took his position as attacking-midfielder behind Michy Batshuayi.

With a few minutes left to go Cesc Fabregas linked up with Batshuayi, who went close to scoring the fourth goal, then Pedro got the ball and finalized brilliantly just before the final whistle.

A great and impressive away victory for Chelsea, now it’s time to prepare their opening Preimer League clash against West Ham.

Chelsea (4-1-4-1): Courtois (Begovic 82); Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c) (Hector 77), Azpilicueta (Aina 75); Kante (Chalobah 82); Willlian (Moses 70), Oscar (Loftus-Cheek 75), Matic (Fabregas 45′), Hazard (Pedro 70); Diego Costa (Batshuayi 70).
Other Subs: Blackman, Traore, Cuadrado.
Booked: Matic 32

Werder Bremen (4-4-2): Wiedwald; Sternberg, Moisander (Diagne 56), Caldirola, Guwara; Bartels, Junuzovic, Fritz (c), Yatabare (Kainz); Kruse (J.Eggestein 89), Pizarro (Thy 45′).
Other Subs: Drobny, Hajrovic, Garcia, M.Eggestein, Frode.
Bookings: Fritz 69



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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has admitted that he has a lot of respect for former Blues boss Jose Mourinho.

Conte insists that he is a great manager after visiting Cobham to watch a training session, however, he didn’t consult him before taking the job at Stamford Bridge.

“I know Jose.

“Two years ago I visited him in Cobham, at Chelsea’s training ground, and I saw a training session with him.

“He’s a good manager, one of the best in the world, and I have great respect for him. He is a winner.

“I can’t say we have great relationship, because we don’t speak every day, but I have great respect.

“Did I speak to him before I took the Chelsea job? No, it doesn’t happen. I visited Chelsea, West Ham and Tottenham and I also spoke with Sam Allardyce and also with Mauricio Pochettino.

“It was then that I started to think that I would like to have an experience outside of my country.”


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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte spoke during a news conference about improving the atmosphere around the club. He wants to pass on his passion and fight to the players on the pitch and also to the fans.

Conte, while in charge of Italy, received plenty of media attention with his touchline antics during the European Championship and he wants to pass that on. However, he insists he knows how to keep his emotions in check, something he learned from his father at young playing age.

“He was very tough – and especially with me. He wouldn’t shout at the other kids. He would just shout at me.

“I will try to transfer my passion on to the players.

“I want to see them with the passion that I have. I think that I will have a very intensive relationship with my players, but it takes time – we need to get to know each other first.

“That is very important. When you start a job, you are at the beginning of the season and you have only worked with the players for two weeks. You must use the time to get to know them and for them to know you.

“I love to create a link with my team, that’s what I want. I want to see the players with great passion.

“For me, it’s not right to get angry, but I always have an intensive relationship with my players.

“If the players have the passion, then it transfers to their team-mates and the fans, and you create a great atmosphere.”

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New Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is sure he can rely on a special player in his new adventure at Stamford Bridge: the captain and the leader John Terry.

The Italian coach praised the Chelsea legend during an interview:

“John is in the history of this club. He can explain what it means to wear this shirt, this badge.

“He is the captain, he can transfer messages. To have a good relationship with John and the other players is important – and always with respect. I give that – but I demand that.”

And Conte thinks that Terry has a good few years in him yet:

“A player must play as long as he feels able to.

“If he has the will to go every day to training, to go away from his wife and children for many days. John can do this – because I see he has this will.”

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According to Gianlucadimarzio.com Juventus are still tracking several midfielders to replace Paul Pogba, that is set to join Manchester United this week in a £ 100m record transfer.

PSG‘s Blaise Matuidi is their first target but the midfielder that is closer to join the Bianconeri is Axel Witsel, despite no agreement was found with Zenit: the Russian side are asking a very high fee for a player whose contract will expire in 2017.

The Bianconeri are still keen on the Chelsea star Nemanja Matic, but it’s not easy to sign him: the Serbian midfielder woukd ask to be put on the market to leave, but new Blues boss Antonio Conte has no intention to let him go.

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According to ESPN, Inter Milan have just submitted Chelsea a €35.5/£30m offer to try to sign Brazilian star Oscar.

Another Italian side, Juventus, have been keen on him for a couple of seasons but now the attacking midfielder –  currently on a deal with Blues until June 2019- might be tempted to experience Serie A, after four seasons in the Premier League.

However,  new Chelsea boss Antonio Conte might not be enthusiastic to see him leave.

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According to new Blues boss Antonio Conte Diego Costa is set to stay put at Chelsea, but Sportmediaset.it reports that his agent, Jorge Mendes, offered the Spanish striker to two Serie A sides that are looking for a number 9.

According to the Italian TV network website the Portuguese agent contacted Inter and Napoli to start a negotiation for the ex Atletico Madrid player.

Napoli are trying to replace Gonzalo Higuain, that moved to Juventus, with Inter captain Mauro Icardi, so the Nerazzurri would need a new striker should the Argentian forward moved to the Azzurri. 

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New Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has opened up on the clubs official website. He told the story of his life so far and how he made it to be a professional footballer.

He grew up in Paris and started to play football at the age of 10.

“I started football at the age of 10.

“In Paris a lot of people play football and there are some I knew who are footballers now, but not at the professional level.

“At Suresnes I learned a lot. I had good coaching at this club and it was like playing with friends.”

He had trials at professional clubs but due to his height, he was not taken on, despite his obvious talent at such a young age.

“Sometimes people maybe say I was a little small when I tried to go to these clubs but I think maybe when I was this age I did not have the quality of football for going to them. So I stayed at Suresnes until I was 19.

“Then I did a one-week test at Boulogne and that was very good. They told me I can come and play for their second team, not for their first team.

“At Boulogne I learned a lot of the technical and the tactic and this made me improve a lot. I wasn’t thinking to play in the Premier League or something like that at that stage, but when I went to Boulogne I had the ambition to become a professional football player and my ambition was to get in the first team. When I went into the first team it was a pleasure.”

When Kante turned 22, he joined Caen. The club where former Chelsea defender William Gallas made it to be a professional.

Caen had a great academy and good reputation of making players into professionals.

“But when I go there I was 22, and the reputation of Caen is to be a very good academy for becoming professionals.

“Why I go there is because it was a step forward for me because they were in the second division and I was in the third division and they go into Ligue 1 often. I knew it was a good club and for me it was a good opportunity to improve and maybe go to the first division, and that happened. I did one season in the second division, we were promoted, and it was a very good moment.”

Kante had no idea that at this point he was being scouted by newly promoted Leicester City.

He was approached by Claudio Ranieri and the French international was surprised to learn that they already knew a lot about him.

“When I joined Leicester one week before the start of the season, my feeling at the training was that we had a good team but I did not know the Premier League. When we start the season we did not lose a lot and the manager made us believe we can do very good things. We were still playing well in November, December, January, still at the top.”

He claims that winning the Premier League with Leicester helped him and his performance for France at the European Championship, although they were unlucky to lose in the final to Portugal.

“I was with the team at Jamie Vardy’s house and when we saw Chelsea losing 2-0 at half-time against Tottenham, we said now we have to be ready for the Everton game, but at the end this was a very good night.

“When I saw Eden Hazard here at Chelsea I said to him you maybe do not know but everyone thanks you.

“The performance of Leicester helped me to go in the Euros with France and we were unlucky.

“We lost in the final but it was a good experience, if a little sad at the end.”

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Chelsea are bracing themselves for a massive bid from Napoli for stirker Diego Costa.

The Italian club sold Gonzalo Higuain this summer for a monumental £75m and according to Corriere della Sport, they are willing to spend the money on Spanish international forward Costa.

It seems it will take a lot to persuade the Blues to let him leave Stamford Bridge after they rejected a £51m offer from Costa‘s former club Atletico Madrid earlier this week.



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